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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) the Peterborough city council area (i) started up and (ii) ceased trading in each of the last nine years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether (a) he has and (b) Ministers in his Department have received official hospitality from Canatxx Ventures Ltd and Canatxx UK and its associated companies in the last four years. 
Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people from science and technology backgrounds have been seconded into the civil service in his Department in each of the last three years. 
The DTI has had and continues to have people seconded who have science and technology backgrounds. Where an S and T background is an
essential requirement for a secondment we will take the appropriate steps to check the applicants qualifications.
The DTI has had a number of people seconded from science and technology backgrounds in the last three years, although we do not hold this information centrally. As the Department dedicated to maximising the contribution of the science and technology fields to the UKs economic developmentand the quality of our liveswe are delighted to have such expertise within the DTI.
Sir Peter Soulsby: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which solicitors have received payments under the (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease conditional fee agreement for coal health compensation claims for claims registered by claimants living in Leicester, South constituency; and whether Vendside Ltd has received any payment from his Department for coal health compensation claims registered by claimants living in that constituency. 
Malcolm Wicks: Conditional fee agreements do not form part of either the vibration white finger (VWF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) schemes. Solicitors are paid according to a tariff set out in the respective Claims Handling Agreement. The tables list the solicitors, including Vendside/UDM, that have received payments in accordance with those tariffs for representing claimants from the Leicester, South constituency:
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Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department's expenditure on civil servants' salaries for 1998-99 to 2004-05 is detailed as follows. Figures from 1999-2000 are taken from the Department's Resource Accounts, which are published annually by the Stationery Office. Total resource budgets for 2002-03 and 2003-04 included exceptional provisions to reflect accounting adjustments in respect of the Department's liabilities. Prior to 1998-99, figures were not produced on the same basis and comparable figures are not available other than at disproportionate cost.
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Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which external consultants were contracted to process submissions to the energy review; what criteria were adopted in choosing the consultants; whether the contract was subject to competitive tender; what the total value was of each contract; what responsibility each consultant was given; and what the length was of each contract. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his oral statement of 4 May 2006, Official Report, column 537WH, on Enterprise, on what date the manufacturing day during enterprise week will be held. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in which local authorities Enterprise Insight will be establishing local campaign hubs; on what basis these areas were selected; and how other local authorities can apply for campaign hubs to be based in their locality. 
Margaret Hodge: Local Enterprise Campaign Hubs are being set up in Coventry, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Tees Valley and Wakefield. The local authorities looking after these areas are Coventry city council, Liverpool city council, Waveney district council, Redcar and Cleveland borough council and Wakefield metropolitan district council respectively.
Enterprise Insight is currently commissioning an independent organisation to develop monitoring and evaluation systems for each enterprise campaign hub as it is rolled out. In early 2008, this organisation will produce an evaluation that will assess the impact of the campaign hubs.
(a) Capture through on-line reporting all the events taking place during Enterprise Week.
(b) Independently, through Growth from KnowledgeNational Opinion Polls', run a post Enterprise Week survey of all organisations that ran activities during Enterprise Week.
(c) Independently monitor the level and range of media coverage.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) salary and (b) benefits are paid to the Chief Executive of Enterprise Insight; and what salary was advertised when this position was last vacant. 
Margaret Hodge: Enterprise Insight is an independent organisation, founded and run by the four main business organisations (Institute of Directors, British Chambers of Commerce, CBI and Federation of Small Businesses), with support from DTI.
Ms Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in the Department; what the average pay was for (i) women and (ii) men in the Department in (A) 1997 and (B) 2006; what womens average pay is as a percentage of mens average pay; and how many (1) women and (2) men the Department employed in each of the last five years, broken down by grade. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Cabinet Office collects and publishes annually statistical information on the civil service by Department. This includes data on the employment of men and women. Information on the numbers of women and men employed in the civil service broken down at 31 December 2005 is available in the Libraries of the House and on the civil service website at:
The Department of Trade and Industry (including UK Trade and Investment and Small Business Service, but excluding Executive agencies) employs (a) 1,682 women (1,596.3 full-time equivalent) and (b) 2,176 men (2,165.3 full-time equivalent) at 9 November 2005.
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