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Dr. Howells: The Council of Ministers reached a common position on this draft directive last September on the basis of a text which we fully support and which was also endorsed by the Commission. This does not contain any provision addressing re-use of material by broadcasters, but the directive is currently undergoing its Second Reading in the European Parliament, where an amendment has been proposed which would permit member states to provide an exception to rights allowing broadcasters to use archive material in new services without right owners' consent, provided they receive remuneration. We do not consider this amendment appropriate or desirable, and we believe that writers and other right owners should continue to be able to exercise their rights to control re-use of their material in order that they can obtain a fair return for this. The Council has also to agree on the content of the directive before it can be finally adopted.
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Mr. Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the four European objective 1 regional programme delivery bodies. 
Mr. Caborn: Neither my right hon. Friend nor I has received any recent request to meet representatives of the objective 1 delivery bodies. However, our Department is in touch with the English objective 1 regions through the Government offices and regional development agencies, and also liaises with the devolved Administrations.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail. 
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(43) Includes costs of £119,831.66 for direct mail campaigns to promote export awareness of information technology among small businesses
(44) As up to 31 January 2001
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(45) All TV advertising relates to the National Minimum Wage campaign
(46) As up to 31 January 2001
Ms Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what changes will be made to the Departmental Expenditure Limit and Running Costs Limit for his Department, British Trade International and the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. 
Mr. Byers: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates, the voted element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit for the Department of Trade and Industry will be increased by £92,052,000
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from £3,591,516,000 to £3,683,568,000. In addition, the gross Running Costs Limit will be increased by £771,000 from £412,915,000 to £413,686,000.
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In addition, the Departmental Expenditure Limit of the Department of Trade and Industry will be increased by a further £29,300,000 through take up of part of the EYF entitlement of £147,680,000 announced for European Structural Funds expenditure for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in Table 7 of the Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper Cm 4812 published on 18 July 2000. This will meet DTI's share of the additional expenditure now forecast for 2000-01 on projects funded from the European Regional Development Fund.
Also, subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Departmental Expenditure Limit for British Trade International, Class IX, Vote 4, will be increased by £1,050,000 from £85,643,000 to £86,693,000. This gives effect to the following changes of provision relating to
In addition, subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Departmental Expenditure Limit for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), Class IV, Vote 1) to fund work on the Climate Change Levy. Ofgem is also reflecting in its spring Supplementary Estimate, the transfer of functions, assets and liabilities from the Director General of Gas Supply and the Director General of Electricity Supply to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, under the provisions of the Utilities Act 2000. Provision is also made for payments to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in respect of the creation of the authority, and the transfer of responsibility for the Electricity Consumer Committees to Energywatch, which is funded from DTI's Programmes and Administration Vote (Class IX Vote 1).
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