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  • Agriculture Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what quantitative assessment her Department has made of the effect of EU and US agriculture subsidies on (a) gross national product and (b)...

  • Benefit Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff in her Department have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended, (c) dismissed, (d) prosecuted and (e) convicted for involvement in...

  • Business Support

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department has taken since 1997 to reduce the administrative burden on small and medium-sized enterprises of compliance with...

  • Business Support

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when Mr. David Franklin was appointed as a small and medium-sized enterprises adviser to the Government; and in what capacity.

  • Business Support

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to reform the Small Business Loan Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

  • Company Directors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many proceedings in the public interest for the disqualification of company directors (a) were brought and (b) resulted in a...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on corporate social responsibility issues.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with industry representatives on corporate social responsibility issues.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether she has met representatives from the UN Global Compact to discuss the global future of corporate social responsibility.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultations she has recently held with business leaders to identify priorities for action in Corporate Social Responsibility; what her...

  • Credit Records

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to ensure that people are not disadvantaged through living at an address at which the previous occupants had poor...

  • EU Export Subsidies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the EU export subsidies whose removal would be of benefit to developing countries.

  • Export Assistance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how her Department (a) encourages and (b) assists UK businesses to export.

  • Export Credits Guarantee Department

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the top five clients/companies, by value, of the Export Credits Guarantee Department for each of the last five years.

  • Export Credits Guarantee Department

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on her Department's assessment of the debt owed to the Export Credits Guarantee Department by other nations; what...

  • Faraday Partnerships

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new products and processes have been brought to the market place as a result of each of the Faraday partnerships in each year since 2000.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on recent developments on vessel eligibility for the Compensation Scheme for Former Icelandic Water Trawlermen.

  • Gas/Electricity Market

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what steps Ofgem is taking to ensure that (a) gas and (b) electricity customers are aware of the possibilities of saving money by...

  • Grocery Market

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the (a) Office of Fair Trading and (b) her Department will assess acquisition strategies in the convenience sector of the grocery market.

  • Grocery Market

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment she has made of the impact on the consumer of dominance by large chains of the mainstream grocery market; (2) what...

  • Group 3 Employment Cases

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many disputed Group 3 employment cases there are.

  • Indonesia

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry under what circumstances official meetings relating to Indonesia have been attended by the right hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Mandelson);...

  • Information Technology (Women)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what target her Department has set for the number of women working in information and communication technology; and what strategy her...

  • Milk Marque

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment she has made of the impact of the Competition Report into the operation of the former dairy producer co-operative Milk...

  • Miners' Compensation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2004, Official Report, column 1174W, on miners' compensation, for what reason the initial discussions...

  • Miners' Compensation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average payment in compensation received was in cases fully settled under the chest disease compensation scheme by claimants (a) who...

  • Miners' Compensation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will announce the minimum payment under the Miners' Compensation Fund; and if she will make a statement.

  • Ministerial Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she last used a train in connection with her ministerial duties.

  • Money Laundering

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will take steps to tackle the misuse of UK-based companies to facilitate money laundering and illegal asset transfer from other...

  • National Minimum Wage

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 3 February 2004, Official Report, column 781W, on wage levels, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful...

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what percentage of man hours involved in the construction of offshore oil and gas facilities destined for UK waters are required by her...

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has made to the European Commission concerning fair competition in the supply of installations for the gas and oil...

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the principal conditions attached to the licence issued by her Department to EnCana to develop the Buzzard field in the North Sea were.

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what arrangements are in place to enforce European Union health and safety at work standards at each stage of the construction and...

  • Operating and Financial Review

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she intends to publish the draft regulations for the forthcoming Operating and Financial Review; and what technical improvements have...

  • Phoenix Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications for Phoenix funds have been (a) submitted and (b) accepted for each nation in the UK since its inception; and if she...

  • Phoenix Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will assess the (a) uptake and (b) effectiveness of the Phoenix Fund in disadvantaged communities.

  • Phoenix Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the (a) current and (b) projected budget for 2004–05 is of the Phoenix Fund; and if she will make a statement.

  • Phonographic Industry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what evidence she has collated on the purchase of compact discs at discount prices on the internet and subsequent surcharges imposed by the...

  • Regional Venture Capital Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of whether investment activity rates will achieve their investment targets for the regional venture capital fund.

  • Regional Venture Capital Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department is taking to introduce a standardised definition across each region of an application to a regional venture capital fund.

  • Regional Venture Capital Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how her Department is (a) monitoring and (b) evaluating the performance of regional venture capital funds.

  • Regional Venture Capital Fund

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when her Department will publish measurements of the impact of regional venture capital funds on the wider economy.

  • Small Businesses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what feedback she has received from small companies in relation to the impact of the higher marginal rate on profits in the band £10,000...

  • Small Businesses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the (a) total and (b) yearly small business service budget was devoted to deregulatory initiatives in each year since its...

  • Small Businesses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies have benefited from the Small Business Loan Scheme in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Chorley in each of the...

  • SMART Awards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the role of the SMART awards in boosting enterprise in the UK.

  • UK Online for Business

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many firms were given assistance with internet business solutions by UK online for business, in each year since its inception.

  • Wind Turbines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what standards regulate aerodynamically generated wind noise in residential areas; and if she will make a statement.

  • World Trade Organisation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the United States since the breakdown of the World Trade Organisation ministerial...

  • World Trade Organisation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will identify the ways in which representatives of developing countries at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference at...