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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received about the decision to end the Post Office card account; and if he will make a statement. 
Alan Johnson: Postcodes are widely used in the Department but it is not possible to provide a detailed list of uses, because no central records are kept. The following examples are no more than indicative. Detailed postcodes can be readily linked to other geographical information, such as government region or ward and are frequently used to enable the production of analyses by geographical area. The link also enables the use of postcode as a means of indicating eligibility for schemes such as assisted area funding, although this does not imply that the schemes themselves are based on postcodes. Another website application gives the nearest Business Link operator for a given postcode.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's employer contribution rates to the Principal Civil Service pension scheme are; what assumed rate of return underlies those contribution rates; and what the contribution rate would be if the assumed rate of return was in line with current redemption yield on index-linked gilts. 
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, the hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Mr. Murphy) on 29 March 2006, Official Report, column 1030W.
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Mr. Heathcoat-Amory: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the EU (a) committees and (b) meetings at which the decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imported shoes were made; and how the UK representatives voted on each occasion. 
Ian Pearson: On 16 March 2006, the European Commission consulted the Member States in its advisory Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Committee on a proposal to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in China and Vietnam. The UK abstained on the proposal.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice his officials give to householders applying for capital grants under his Department's Solar Photovoltaics Major Demonstration Programme. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Energy Savings Trust (EST) runs the Photovoltaics Major Demonstration Programme on behalf of the Department. Inquiries to the Department are directed to the EST who maintain a website and help line number to provide information and advice on a wide range of issues, including the programme.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total number of accredited installation companies was under his Department's Clearskies and Solar Photovoltaic Major Demonstration programmes in (a) March 2003, (b) March 2004, (c) March 2005 and (d) March 2006. 
|Number of registered installers||Number of new installers in this year|
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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total amount of employers' normal contributions accruing superannuation liability charge has been accounted for by his Department in each of the last five years for which data are available. 
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what total value of fines was imposed on UK companies as a result of actions in breach of telephone service rules since 2003; what maximum fine can be imposed under telephone preference rules; and what maximum fine has been imposed; 
Alun Michael: The Information Commissioner is responsible for administering the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Regulation 21 of these regulations relates to unsolicited direct marketing telephone calls. Complaints received by the Commissioner about breaches of Regulation 21 concern Telephone Preference Service (TPS) registered numbers and also calls made to numbers where the subscriber has directly asked the calling organisation not to make marketing calls to that number.
The enforcement mechanism available to the Information Commissioner is provided under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the graded response includes Informal Resolution Undertaking, Preliminary Enforcement Notice, Enforcement Notice and Prosecution for a breach of Notice. If an organisation is found by a court to have breached the terms of an Enforcement Notice issued by the Information Commissioner, the court can fine that organisation up to £5,000 for each breach of the notice. To date most cases have
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been resolved at an early stage of their proceedings. The objection of the process is to secure compliance rather than the level of fines imposed.
To date this has led to the development and testing of two full-scale prototypes, one of which is located in the sea, near Lynmouth in Devon. In the next year it is anticipated that at least three more prototypes will be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, the Humber Estuary at Hull and Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.
A further £50 million 'Marine Renewables Deployment Fund' has been allocated to support the continued development of wave and tidal-stream technologies of which £42 million is for direct support to early-stage pre-commercial trials.
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