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Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to facilitate data sharing between lenders and credit card operators relating to older accounts to improve lending decisions. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Government have been in discussion with industry about the case for the legislative change that would be necessary to enable the industry to share data between lenders and credit card operators relating to older accounts, without first seeking the consumers consent. However the benefits gained from sharing this data, in terms of improved lending decisions, has to be balanced against an individual's right to privacy. We intend to consult on this issue in the spring.
Alun Michael: DTI does not collate data on the value of defence contracts to British manufacturing. Through the Defence Analytical Services Agency, The Ministry of Defence publishes estimates on the direct value to UK industry of defence expenditure by year and by industrial sector. The latest date of estimates published is 200203 and is available from MOD's website at www.dasa.mod.uk/natstats/ukds/2004/ukds.html.
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) Executive Agency for which his Department is
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responsible and (c) each independent statutory body, organisation and body financially sponsored by his Department in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the expenditure on (a) buildings and (b) insurance of buildings and staff was of (i) his Department and (ii) each (A) non-departmental public body, (B) executive agency and (C) other public body for which his Department is responsible in (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, (3) each of the English regions and (4) Northern Ireland in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned expenditure is for 200506 in each case. 
Alan Johnson: Expenditure on rent, rates and building insurance during the last three years on the DTI HQ estate where the DTI has lead responsibility in Government for the building is shown in the following tables (£ million ex VAT). The DTI HQ estate does not contain any buildings in Wales and Northern Ireland where it has lead responsibility for the payment of rent, rates and building insurance.
|Yorkshire and Humberside||0.15||0.15||0.15|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||0.06||0.06||0.06|
|Yorkshire and Humberside|||||||
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 on what the expenditure on (a) buildings and (b) Insurance of buildings and staff was of (i) his
You asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the expenditure on (a) buildings and (b) insurance of buildings and staff was of (i) his Department and (ii) each (A) non-departmental public body, (B) executive agency and (C) other public body for which his Department is responsible in (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, (3) each of the English regions and (4) Northern Ireland in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned expenditure is for 200506 in each case.
The table below shows the breakdown of expenditure on buildings and insurance of buildings and staff of the Employment Tribunals Service (ETS). Please note that ETS is only able to provide the total for 2002/03. We are unable to breakdown the expenditure per English region as we do not record information on a regional basis; however we are able to provide the total expenditure for England.
I am responding to this parliamentary question, tabled on 20 December 2005. The Patent Office expenditure on buildings and insurance in each of the last three financial years and planned expenditure in 200506 is as follows:
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 you question (2005/2568) requesting information on money spent on buildings over the last three years and also the planned expenditure for 200506. Insurance costs are included in some buildings' service charges but they are not separately identifiable, there is no provision for the insurance of staff.
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