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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations her Department has received regarding the ability of the Office for Civil Nuclear Security to vet nuclear industry personnel with access to sensitive nuclear material or information. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations her Department has received regarding projected clean-up costs for the next 20 years at Sellafield after BNFL privatisation. 
Mr. Wilson: The Department of Trade and Industry has not received any representations on this specific issue. However, it has recently published a White Paper "Managing the Nuclear Legacy: A Strategy for Action" which sets out plans to drive forward the clean up of the civil nuclear legacy safely, securely, cost effectively and in ways which protect the environment for current and
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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations her Department has received regarding the prospects for lifetime extensions of (a) AGR and (b) pressure water reactor stations. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations her Department has received regarding the eventual decommissioning costs associated with proposed nuclear plants. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what security measures will be enforced to ensure the safe passage of the pending shipment of MOX plutonium via sea from Japan to the United Kingdom; and with whom this responsibility lies. 
Mr. Wilson: The Office for Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS) regularly review the potential threats posed to MOX shipments. They are satisfied that the thorough precautions that have been taken to prevent the theft or sabotage of this shipment are adequate. For obvious reasons, the Government is not prepared to give details of the security arrangements in place.
Ms Shipley: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will name the projects the departmental Design Champion has sponsored as part of the Better Public Buildings initiative; and if she will make a statement on the extent of her personal input in respect of each. 
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separately to the Regional Development Agencies and the other DTI Agencies and NDPBs and expect to announce the first DTI sponsored projects in the autumn.
I welcome the agreement by my Ministerial colleagues that all the sponsored projects put forward by Government Departments will be Rethinking Construction Demonstration Projects. They will also act as trailblazers for the new Design Quality Indicator, which has been developed by CABE and the Construction Industry Council with DTI funding. This will help to ensure that the sponsored projects will be examples of best practice in public sector procurement, design and delivery.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry with reference to Target 2 on page 16 of the 2002 Departmental report, what plans she has to issue further competitiveness indicators in each of the next three years. 
Ms Hewitt: The Government's Competitiveness Indicators are now available on the Department's website (http://188.8.131.52/competitiveness/index.htm), and are regularly updated with the latest data. The Department is planning to issue an update of the Competitiveness Indicators in Autumn 2002, and a full assessment in 2003, with a further update to follow during 2004.
Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs under the remit of her Department in (a) the core department, (b) non-departmental public bodies, (c) executive agencies and (d) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by her Department and other such organisations, are located in (i) Scotland, (ii) England, excluding Greater London, (iii) Greater London, (iv) Wales, (v) Northern Ireland and (vi) overseas, broken down by (A) whole time equivalent jobs and (B) the percentage per individual department, body or organisation. 
Ms Hewitt [holding answer 24 July 2002]: It is not possible to provide all the information requested. Information in respect of the NDPBs for which my Department has responsibility is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The information requested for DTI headquarters and the Executive Agencies is shown on the table below. My Department does not have offices overseas.
|Department/Agency||England||Per cent. of Dept/ Agency||Greater London||Per cent. of Dept/ Agency||Northern Ireland||Per cent. of Dept/ Agency||Scotland||Per cent. of Dept/ Agency||Wales||Per cent. of Dept/ Agency||Grand Total|
|DTI HQ (a)||219||5||3695||90||0||124||3||55||1||4093|
|Companies House (c)||4||0||10||1||35||4||941||95||990|
|Employment Tribunals Service (c)||633||73||143||17||0||62||7||27||3||865|
|Insolvency Service (c)||970||71||354||26||0||6||0||39||3||1369|
|National Weights and Measures Lab (c)||56||100||0||0||0||0||56|
|Patent Office (c)||0||2||0||0||0||922||100||924|
|Radiocommunications Agency (c)||167||30||361||65||6||1||12||2||9||2||555|
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her answer of 21 June, Official Report, column 593W, how many people from organisations outside her Department were seconded to start work in her Department between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2001. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many staff were seconded to her Department in (a) 199798, (b) 199899, (c) 19992000, (d) 200001 and (e) 200102 from (i) KPMG, (ii) KPMG Consulting, (iii) Deloitte and Touche, (iv) PWC, (v) PWC Consulting, (vi) Ernst and Young, (vii) EY Cap Gemini and (viii) Grant Thornton; what position each held; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt [holding answer 22 July 2002]: Since 200001 we have recorded centrally the DTI grade range and posts held by inward secondees. Before 200001 we recorded centrally only the DTI grade range and the Directorate to which each secondee was attached. All of this information relating to the businesses listed is given in the attached table.
(3) what companies have given her Department business ethics training in the last five years; and how much this cost; 
(4) what business ethics training is given to her staff; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Hewitt [holding answer 22 July 2002]: Business ethics and corporate governance are discussed periodically at Board level. The Department does not provide specific business ethics training to all staff, but ensures that all are aware of the Civil Service Code (which covers Service ethics more broadly).
DTI staff working on the regulatory framework for companies, professions and employment, and on DTI policy towards corporate social responsibility, are aware of the ethical issues in these sectors. In some areas, for example in relation to auditors, the DTI has a formal role in underpinning ethical requirements. Heads of Management Unit in these areas have devolved responsibility for specialised training. This is not centrally recorded.
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