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Royal Mail

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with
 
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ministerial colleagues in the Treasury on the tax treatment of employees of Royal Mail arising from a distribution of shares in Royal Mail to those employees. [46912]

Barry Gardiner: There have been no such discussions.

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many bicycles each Royal Mail delivery office has for their work; and if the Royal Mail will increase the use of bicycles for delivery. [47369]

Barry Gardiner: This is an operational matter for Royal Mail Plc. The chief executive has been asked to reply direct to my hon. Friend.

State-owned Enterprises

Mr. Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment the Government have made of the extent to which new investment has been withdrawn as a result of the EU ban on investing in state-owned enterprises. [48889]

Mr. Sutcliffe: There is no ban on investment in state-owned enterprises. State investment in any company whether publicly or privately owned must comply with the European state aid rules.

Statutory Instruments

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the statutory instruments introduced by his Department since 6 May 2005. [46207]

Alan Johnson: The OPSI (HMSO) SI Registrar (siregistrar@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk) can provide a list of statutory instruments issued by individual Departments. Statutory Instruments which have been originated by Departments but eventually made by the Privy Council Office, are only listed under the Privy Council Office.

During the period 6 May 2005 to 2 February 2006 my Department registered 68 Statutory Instruments with the SI Registrar (one of which was a Privy Council Order). These are listed as follows:


 
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Privy Council Order


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