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Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the projects submitted by the Rover Task Force to (a) Advantage West Midlands and (b) the Government Office of the West Midlands for possible funding; and how much has been requested to support each project. 
Ian Pearson: Advantage West Midlands (AWM) is the vehicle which co-ordinates the funding directed by the MG Rover Task Force (MGRTF). The funding package is administered by other regional agencies such as the Learning and Skills Councils and Government Office for the West Midlands (GOWM).
Establishment of a Manufacturing Hub" to try to ensure engineering manufacturing skills are not lost to the region by placing workers with such skills into posts requiring such skills and by incentivising businesses to recruit them;
|Project name||ERDF/ESF requested|
|Accelerate Extension||£4.94 million|
|Extension Cluster Action Plan||£l million|
|Wage Subsidy Scheme||£5 million ESF|
|Grants for R and D Extension||£1.5 million|
|ESF Over 50s||£1.50 million|
|Road Infrastructure||£5.1 million|
|Regional Repositioning (now called 'Marketing the Region')||£1.7 million|
|High Tech Corridor Support||£778,000|
|Community Network SW||£750,000|
|SME Internationalisation Extension||Up to £1.4 million|
|Sustainable A38 regeneration employment opportunities||£500,000|
|Innovation Networks Extension||£430, 000|
Ian Pearson: The cash generated for/(cash cost to) the Exchequer as a result of the Export Credits Guarantee Department's (ECGD's) operating activities, as published in schedule 4 to its Resource Accounts, in each of the last five years, is summarised in the following table. Figures in brackets represent Exchequer cash used to fund ECGD's Operating Activities; figures without brackets represent net cash receipts for the Exchequer, which include recoveries of past claims, interest paid by debtors in respect of those claims and premiums received in respect of ECGD's underwriting activities:
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Royal Mail on performance in delivery of mail in north London; and if he will make a statement. 
DTI Ministers and officials meet with representatives from Royal Mail on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues, including delivery performance issues.
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This was against a target of 92.5 percent. Nationally Royal Mail recorded its highest Q4 performance ever this year with a 92.8 percent. service. Royal Mail's chairman and chief executive have assured Ministers that the company's board will continue to give quality of service top priority.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish (a) the written records of conversations and (b) correspondence between (i) Ministers and (ii) officials from his Department and senior representatives of the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation that took place in the week commencing Monday 4 April. 
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what commercial services UK Trade and Investment provides to companies in relation to identifying potential agents in export markets. 
UK Trade and Investment provides information on potential agents in two main ways. First, off the shelf lists of companies may be available in the UK, although the details may not have been recently
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validated. Secondly, our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) provides bespoke lists that can be validated at the request of the customer. Advice on the best ways of doing business in the market concerned is also included. It is for customers themselves to determine the best agent in the light of their individual needs and circumstances.
Mr. Sutcliffe: Consumers can register with the Mailing Preference Service to have their name and home address removed from lists used by the direct mail industry. On credit cards themselves, the Banking Code provides that customers' names and addresses will not be passed on to any company for marketing purposes unless permission is specifically given by that customer. In addition, since 31 May 2005, all credit card applications must have a separate document detailing the key features of the card. This will enable the consumer to make a more informed decision about the suitability of the product prior to the conclusion of any agreement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Royal Mail on adopting a service to restrict delivery of harmful or unwanted overseas correspondence; and what
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representations he has received on this matter. 
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how much unwanted correspondence was withheld from delivery as a result of the co-operation of Royal Mail Holdings plc with the Mail Preference Service (MPS) in the last period for which figures are available; and from how many users of the MPS; 
Barry Gardiner: The Government do not hold this information. The Mailing Preference Service is a free service funded by the direct mail industry to enable consumers to have their names and addresses in the UK removed from or added to lists used by the industry.
Barry Gardiner: The Postal Services Act 2000 contains powers that prohibit the sending of certain articles by post and provide postal operators with various powers to detain postal packets, forward them to HM Customs and Excise, refuse transmission of packets, detain and open them, return to sender or forward to their destination or destroy or dispose of packets.