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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many enterprises which received funding from the Regional Venture Capital Fund programme have failed since receiving that funding. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the administration costs of the Regional Venture Capital Fund have been in each year since its inception, broken down by region. 
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Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many sub-post offices were closed in (a) the West Derbyshire constituency and (b) Derbyshire in each of the last five years. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average compensation payment has been to sub-postmasters leaving the postal
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services business in (a) each constituency and (b) each nation and region of the UK under the Urban Reinvention Programme. 
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what agreements UK Trade and Investment has reached with each of the regional development agencies covering roles, resources and outputs on international trade. 
Mr. Alexander: Agreements that UKTI will operate as the Regional Development Agencies' international trade arm, covering roles, resources and outputs, have been entered into between UKTI and all the RDAs except East of England Development Agency (with whom UKTI has agreed a joint delivery plan) and Yorkshire Forward (with whom UKTI has agreed a joint working strategy and is in the process of finalising a concordat).
UKTI and the RDAs have recently agreed a national framework for joint working under which, from April 2005, UKTI and all the RDAs will jointly sign off regional delivery plans on international trade These will ensure joint discussion of, and agreement on, objectives, resources, outputs and monitoring/evaluation.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) administration and (b) administration capital resources were consumed by her Department in meeting UK Trade and Investment's objectives of (i) enhancing competitiveness of companies in the UK through overseas trade and investment and (ii) ensuring a continuing high level of quality foreign direct investment in 200405; and what provision has been made for 200506. 
Mr. Alexander: (a) The Department of Trade and Industry's administration provision to meet UK Trade and Investment's objectives for the current year (200405) amounts to £35.3 million of which some £31 million will be spent on enhancing the competitiveness of companies in the UK through overseas trade and investment and just under £4.3 million on ensuring a continuing high level of quality foreign direct investment. The planned provision for 200506 will be some £34 million, of which around 85 per cent. is expected to go on enhancing the competitiveness of companies in the UK through overseas trade and investment and the remainder on ensuring a continuing high level of quality foreign direct investment.
Mr. Laurence Robertson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she expects to make a decision on the application submitted in October 2003
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by Renewable Energy Systems to build a wind farm in Kedby, North Lincolnshire; and if she will make a statement. 
David Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the changes in levels of (a) use and (b) sale of (i) recycled and (ii) secondary aggregates has been since the introduction of the Aggregates Levy; 
John Healey: Sales data from aggregates levy returns are not recorded in such a way as to enable differentiation between sales or production of primary and secondary aggregates. However, data from the British Geological Survey suggest that overall production of aggregate in the UK decreased by over 8 per cent. between 2001 and 2003 to its lowest level since 1982.
As announced in the recent pre-Budget report, the Symonds Group survey of arisings and use of construction, demolition and excavation waste as aggregate in England in 2003 (published October 2004) shows that production of recycled aggregate increased by over 3 million tonnes between 2001 and 2003.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) unemployed claimants and (b) long-term unemployed claimants there have been in the Dagenham constituency in each year since 1997. 
The attached table gives the total number of all Jobseeker's Allowance (ISA) claimants resident in the Dagenham Parliamentary Constituency for each year from 1997 to 2004. It also shows those claiming for over 12 months.
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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Council Decision (a) supports and (b) authorises the accounting entry for Long Term Pensions Liabilities of Communities Staff (C294 volume 47, 30th November, p.65). 
Mr. Timms: The Financial Regulation (Council Regulation 1605/2002) requires the Commission to keep accounting records. The Staff Regulation (Council Regulation 723/2004 amending the Staff Regulation) governs the funding of the pension scheme for civil servants of the European institutions. Both these regulations were approved by all member states and the European Parliament.
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