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Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support her Department will give to the development of a working partnership between developers, investors and the commercial sector to encourage their compliance with EU legislation. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the nature of information (a) exchanged, (b) stored and (c) passed on to non-EU countries in connection with Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 as identified in OJ L364 volume 47 of 9 December 2004; what right of access
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individuals will have to data on themselves; which agencies are expected to seek access to such data; and what the purpose is of this legislation. 
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library a list of UK recipients of European Development Money funds since 1997, indicating in each case what (a) sums were received and (b) projects were supported. 
Mr. Alexander: European money in respect of economic development is provided to UK recipients under European Structural Fund programmes which are supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and two smaller funds for agriculture (EAGGF) and fisheries (FIFG).
The programmes are all multi-annual and some are multi-fund, and individual programmes are identified by objective. The table sets out allocations by region and objective for the last three years of the 199499 programming period and the first five years of the 200006 period.
|Yorkshire and the Humber||1||||||||100||102||104||106||111|
|East of England||2||||||||15||15||15||14||16|
|Highlands and Islands||1||34||41||44|||||||||||
|South of Scotland||2||||||||6||7||7||7||7|
|Dumfries and Galloway||5b*||5||6||6|||||||||||
|Stirling and Upper Tayside||5b*||3||3||3|||||||||||
|West Wales and the Valleys||1||||||||157||161||164||167||182|
|Industrial South Wales||2||54||49||51|||||||||||
|England and Gibraltar||3||||||||349||357||364||388||391|
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Ex-directory customers' numbers are not given out to third parties by BT, nor are they printed in phone books. However, being ex-directory does not mean a customer will never see their telephone number on a website. For example, telemarketing companies use databases to contact people. These are generally compiled by customers unwittingly completing coupons for special offers, magazine and catalogue tear off slips and other promotional questionnaires and flyers but forgetting to fill in the non-disclosure box (if available).
If it was proved that a telecoms company made public an ex-directory telephone number, the telecoms company would be in breach of the Data Protection Act and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) would take appropriate action.
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department took to consult business organisations regarding the introduction of new Export Credits Guarantee Department forms. 
Mr. Alexander: ECGD held discussions with trade associations representing the views of exporters who use ECGD's services, led by the CBI, regarding the most recent changes to Export Credits Guarantee Department forms, implemented on 1 December 2004.
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the
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effects on exporters of the Support for Exhibitions and Seminars Abroad Scheme; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies based in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK have received assistance under the Support for Exhibitions and Seminars Abroad Scheme in each year since 1997; and what the average payment was. 
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