Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) his Department, (b) UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and (c) the Science Innovation Network have spent on services and support provided to Oxitec Ltd, including (i) the market entry trip to Brazil in early 2010, (ii) the UKTI Trade Mission to Brazil in July 2010 and (iii) any further missions to Brazil or other countries.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Oxitec has received a £1,845.12 grant from the Science and Innovation Network towards travel costs in the market entry trip to Brazil from 21-27 February 2010, in the context of the International Innovation Programme.

As a participant in UKTI's Passport to Export Scheme in 2003, Oxitec received two separate payments for visits to international markets equalling £1,520.67. The company also received an Independent Market Visit Scheme grant from UKTI in 2008 totalling £750.

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