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Written Ministerial Statements

Monday 26 June 2006

Constitutional Affairs

Office for Legal Complaints

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (Bridget Prentice): My right hon and noble Friend the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer of Thoroton) has made the following written ministerial statement:

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Mr. Ben Bradshaw): The 2005-06 annual report and accounts for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science will be laid before Parliament today.

Copies will be placed in the Libraries of the House.


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International Development

Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group Report

The Secretary of State for International Development (Hilary Benn): I am today putting in the Libraries of both Houses a copy of the Government's response to the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group's report: “The Other Side of the Coin: the UK and corruption in Africa”.

Northern Ireland

Police Service Annual Report for 2005-06

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Peter Hain): I have received the annual report for 2005-06 of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland which is being presented to Parliament today as a Command Paper.

Copies of the report are available from the Library of the House.

Trade and Industry

Small Business Service Business Plan 2006-07

The Minister for Industry and the Regions (Margaret Hodge): The Small Business Service is publishing its business plan for 2006-07 on Friday 23 June 2006. Copies of the plan have been deposited in the Libraries of the House. Electronic versions are available on the SBS website www.sbs.gov.uk

The Small Business Service was established in April 2000 as a specialist centre of expertise within Government to champion the sector and help small businesses to flourish. Its purpose is to make the UK an enterprise society that is the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

The business plan sets out what the Small Business Service will deliver over the next 12 months. The Agency will focus on making significant progress in four key areas: building an enterprise culture; opening up public procurement; simplification of business support; and better regulation.

The plan identifies 10 key agency targets for 2006-07:


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