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Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list all Government (a) contracts and (b) consent awarded by the department to (i) Enron Corporation, (ii) Enron Europe and (iii) Arthur Andersen between May 1997 and December 2001. 
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Review of CMI, Cambridge. The contract ran from June to December 2001
High technology industry survey of foreign investors. The contract ran from September 2000 to March 2001.
Study of UK competitive position. The contract runs from July 2000 to March 2002
Research and updating of information sheets. The contract runs from January 2000 to December 2002.
My department has no contracts with Enron Corporation or Enron Europe. Consents have been awarded under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the following facilities in which Enron Europe was involved:
Isle of Grain power station, 2000
Black Start facility at Teesside power station, 1998.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the occasions since 1997 when (a) Ministers in her Department and (b) special advisers in her Department have discussed UK energy policy with members of the American Embassy in London; and if she will make a statement. 
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many contracts and what fees in each financial year since 199798 (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, (c) KPMG, (d) PA Consulting, (e) WS Atkins, (f) Accenture, (g) Deloitte & Touche, (h) McKinsey, (i) Capita, (j) AEA Technology, (k) Xansa Group, (l) Sema Group, (m) CMG Admiral, (n) ICL Group and (o) Logica received for advising her Department on PFI and PPP contracts; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt: My Department and its agencies have had, since 199798, two contracts with KPMG, one contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers, one contract with Xansa, one contract with Deloitte & Touche and two contracts with Capita for advising on PFI and PPP contracts. There were no contracts with the other companies listed. The fees in each financial year since 199798 were as follows:
|Deloitte & Touche||Nil||Nil||Nil||828,239||921,761|
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what meetings have taken place between Ministers in her Department and employees of Citigate since 7 June 2001; and if she will make a statement; 
(3) if she will list the dates of meetings that (a) special advisers and (b) Ministers in her Department have had since 1 January 1999 with representatives of Global Crossing; and if she will make a statement; 
(4) if she will list the (a) dates and (b) subjects of meetings that (i) special advisers and (ii) Ministers in her Department have had since 1 January 1999 with representatives of General Electric; and if she will make a statement; 
(5) if she will list the dates of meetings that (a) special advisers and (b) Ministers in her Department have had since 7 June 2001 with representatives of Seeboard; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt: Ministers, special advisers and officials in my Department regularly meet a wide range of representatives from business. However as the Prime Minister's reply of 19 November 2001, Official Report, column 102W, makes clear, it is not normal practice to release details of meetings or discussions with private individuals or companies.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what occasions she and her Department have held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; if she will state the purpose of each meeting; and if she will provide details of the outcomes and agreements reached as a result of each meeting. 
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings (a) she and (b) her senior departmental officials have had with Enron and its subsidiaries in the last two years. 
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Ms Hewitt: Ministers, special advisers and officials in my Department regularly meet a wide range of representatives from business. It is not normal practice to release details of meetings or discussions with private individuals or companies.
As the Prime Minister's reply of 4 February 2002, Official Report, column 698W, makes clear, however, details of meetings between DTI Ministers and representatives of Enron have been disclosed, without setting a precedent, because unsubstantiated and unjustified allegations were made against the Government and the DTI is the lead Department on energy policy.
My right hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Mandelson) (then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry) and my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Battle) (then Energy Minister) met senior executives from a range of energy companies including Enron on 23 September 1998 to discuss the Review of Energy Sources for Power Generation.
My hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, West met the chief executive of Enron on 28 April 1998.
My right hon. Friend the Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Mrs. Liddell), (then Energy Minister) met the senior executives from Enron on 9 February 2000 and on 13 April 2000 (alongside other energy executives) to discuss Transportation of Coal; and visited the offices of Enron at 40 Grosvenor Place on 5 October 2000.
Richard Younger-Ross: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a). 
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|Financial year||Total value (excluding VAT)||Number of contracts let||England and Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||of foreign companies|
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Contracting parties in the 200001 financial year:
AbilityNet, Action, ASE Consulting, Cap Gemini, Cathedral Consortium, Compuserve, Computacenter, Drake, E.cognition, Elan, Glensound, IBM, International Computers Ltd., I-CD Publishing, Infologistix, KPMG, Osmond, PVS, RNIB, SCC, Schlumberger Sema, Site Reports, The Accountant, Visionary Systems, Xansa, Yale Consulting.
Contracting parties in the 200102 financial year:
AbilityNet, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Cathedral Consortium, CMG Admiral, Computacenter, I-CD Publishing, Insight Consulting, International Computers Ltd., Line Management, KPMG, Method Applications, Oracle, Parity Reources, Posturite, Pulse Data, RNIB, Rock, SCC, Telesensory, The Speech Centre, Yale Consulting, Vogon International.
1. Readily available electronic records are not available for years before 199899 and the information for 199798 could be extracted from manual records only at disproportionate cost.
2. Only contracts valued at over £1,000 are included.
3. Information has only been provided for IT contracts let by the DTI's central IT procurement unit. Information about locally let contracts is not available from central records and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
4. Information supplied is for the core Department and excludes IT contracts let by the DTI's agencies.
5. IT systems and support has been widely interpreted to include the purchase of IT equipment and related services.
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