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Alan Johnson: The Department of Trade and Industry has a contract with an external telephone translation service that enables it, by means of a three-way conference call, to handle telephone calls in Welsh, Scots Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment has been made of the likely impact Ofcom's proposed changes to (a) the 0870 number range and (b) 0845 numbers could have on those industries which rely on these number ranges to fund or subsidise the cost of providing other services to consumers; 
(3) what assessment has been made of the likely impact Ofcom's proposal to maintain the current price per minute rates for 0845 numbers for a two year period will have on internet service providers' ability to take advantage of British Telecom's next generation network roll-out; 
(4) if he will bring forward measures to (a) help consumers understand the pricing of calls to Number Translation Services and (b) ensure providers who charge more than the standard fixed line rate make a pre-announcement to consumers using their services. 
Alun Michael: The matter raised is the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom). Ofcom is the independent regulator for the communications sector, deriving its main powers and duties directly from statute rather than by delegation from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, and accountable to Parliament in its own right. Accordingly, my officials have asked the chief executive officer of Ofcom to reply to the hon. Member and to send me a copy of his response. Copies of the chief executive's letter will also be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Alan Reid: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the refurbishment projects in his Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months; what action is being taken to ensure that timber for these projects will be procured from legal and sustainable sources; and whether guidance will be issued to contractors on each of these projects to ensure that the timber used on site during refurbishment also comes from legal and sustainable sources. 
My Department is currently undertaking a programme to rationalise its central London Estate, which includes refurbishment and improvements to offices at 151 Buckingham Palace road, Kingsgate House and 10 Victoria street in SW1. This will allow the DTI to reduce its accommodation by approximately 30 per cent.
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Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many UK tyre manufacturers have relocated to bases in (a) Eastern Europe, (b) China and (c) South Korea in each year since 1997. 
Alun Michael: The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, which came into force in the UK on 11 December 2003, introduced statutory controls on unsolicited direct marketing text messages. The rules require that unsolicited direct marketing text messages shall only be sent with the prior consent of the addressee unless they have previously given a mobile number to the sender in the context of purchasing a product or service.
The Information Commissioner has responsibility for the enforcement of the regulations and considers complaints about breaches. A breach of an enforcement
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notice is a criminal offence subject to a fine of up to £5000 in a magistrates court. Complaints can be directed to the Information Commissioner's Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, Telephone: 01625 545 700, Fax: 01625 524 510, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and further information is available at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk or the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997. 
|Electricity||Water and sewerage|
|Nine Mile Point||21,863.93||19,831.33||19,263.30||20,336.82||17,087.71|
|Nine Mile Point||15,551.56||17,200.70||19,175.72||20,502.34|
|Nine Mile Point||2,416.46||1,558.75||1,032.05||880.01||227.74|
|Nine Mile Point||915.70||1,039.83||1,077.72||716.50|
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked me to reply on behalf of the National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML) to your question regarding annual spending on (i)electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked me to reply to you directly on behalf of The Insolvency Service in respect of your question (965/2005) asking about annual spend by the agency on (i) electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.
Mr. Alan Reid: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the annual spending by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has been on (i) water and sewerage services and (ii) electricity use in each year since 1997. 
|Electricity||Water and sewerage|
|Nine Mile Point||21,863.93||19,831.33||19,263.30||20,336.82|
|Nine Mile Point||2,416.46||1,558.75||1,032.05||880.01|
|Nine Mile Point||17,087.71||15,551.56||17,200.70||19,175.72||20,502.34|
|Nine Mile Point||227.74||915.70||1,039.83||1,077.72||716.50|
The annual spend by Companies House on water and sewerage until April 2001 and electricity until April 2000, is not available due to a change in monitoring procedures. Figures from 2000 to 2005 are as follows:
|Water and sewerage|
|April 2001-March 2002||42,207|
|April 2002-March 2003||27,268|
|April 2003-March 2004||17,899|
|April 2004-March 2005||21,887|
|April 2000-March 2001||203,732|
|April 2001-March 2002||190,830|
|April 2002-March 2003||158,510|
|April 2003-March 2004||175,791|
|April 2004-March 2005||265,527|
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked me to reply on behalf of the National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML) to your question regarding annual spending on (i)electricity use and (ii) water & sewerage services in each year since 1997.
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked me to reply to you directly on behalf of The Insolvency Service in respect of your question (1014/2005) asking about annual spend by the agency on (i) water and sewerage services and (ii) electricity use in each year since 1997.
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