The Insolvency Service has not spent anything on rebranding as such. We publish a wide variety of leaflets which are reprinted at frequent intervals and this has enabled us to take on board any DTI branding changes at no additional cost.
I refer to your parliamentary question tabled on 12 October asking for details of how much has been spent on rebranding in the Department for Trade and Industry and related agencies in each of the last five years. The Secretary of State has asked me to reply on behalf of the Small Business Service.
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 the amount spent on rebranding by the Department of Trade and Industry and related Agencies in each of the last five years.
The amount spent on rebranding by the National Weights & Measures Laboratory (NWML) during the last five years has been minimal. Stocks of redundant stationery and publicity materials have been small and design work was completed mainly by DTI. NWML staff have spent a small amount of time discussing rebranding issues with HQ staff.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidelines his Department has in place to deal with sickness absence; and what steps are being taken to reduce the rate of sickness absence. 
Alan Johnson: The DTI has a range of guidelines in place to deal with sickness absence. The DTI takes the management of sickness absence very seriously and has tightened up the procedures for reporting, improving data collection and handling absences, including coaching managers to gain the knowledge and skills to manage specific cases.
Alan Johnson: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 November 2005, Official Report, column 1074W.
Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research has been undertaken by his Department into reducing electricity demand through replacement of inefficient end-use of electricity by more efficient technologies in order to reduce insecurities created by a reduced capacity margin in electricity supply. 
Alan Johnson [holding answer 15 November 2005]: DEFRA has the overall lead in Whitehall on energy efficiency, including to support relevant research both directly and via the Carbon Trust. Directly funded research by DEFRA into the potential for cost effective energy efficiency in the business, public and households sectors, primarily to establish the scope for carbon savings, is currently in the order of £200,000 per year. Carbon Trust investment in R&D into low carbon technologies and programmes to promote energy efficiency in the business and public sectors is more substantial. More information on relevant programmes can be found at: http://www.thecarbontrust.co.uk/carbontrust/
|Energy efficiency and low carbon innovation (£000)
Energy efficiency research features as a key element of the research councils Carbon Vision Programme (funded jointly with the Carbon Trust). Details of programmes and relevant research projects funded by EPSRC can be found at the new energy programme website www.epsrc.ac.uk/energy, which has a specific page on energy efficiency (http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/researchhighlights/energy/guide/energyefficiency.htm)
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether it is a target of his Department to achieve a 20 per cent. reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2010; what progress his Department has made towards achieving its public service agreement target 4; and if he will make a statement. 
Alan Johnson: The Government's goal is to achieve a 20 per cent. reduction in C0 2 emissions on 1990 levels by 2010. DTI PSA 4 states that my Department will lead work to deliver the goals of energy policy, including work to move towards the 20 per cent. reduction, through measures including energy efficiency and renewables.
The Government publish annual reports of progress against the energy policy goals set out in PSA 4. The next progress report will be published in mid December and available on my Department's website.
The Government will set out both an assessment of progress against our 20 per cent. goal and further measures to contribute towards its achievement, in a revised climate change programme, which we are aiming to publish around the turn of the year.
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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list UK organisations in receipt of (a) UK and (b) EU funds for projects promoting gender equality, broken down by (i) project and (ii) amount; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what overseas visits the Chief Adviser for the Government on Science has made in the last two years; where his interests are recorded; what meetings he has had with the Prime Minister in the last two years; and which of the chief scientific advisers to Government Departments he has met in the last 12 months.