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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in relation to the Energy Review. 
Maria Eagle: Following on from the Energy Review of July 2006, The Energy Challenge, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is currently preparing a UK Energy White Paper. DTI has invited input from Northern Ireland on how the local administration is contributing to implementation of UK Energy Policy and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI), has provided information on the current position and also future plans.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much assistance was offered to existing companies in the Limavady borough council area by Invest Northern Ireland in each of the last three years. 
Maria Eagle: Over the past three years (to end of March 2006), Invest NI has offered £14,957,383 of assistance to existing companies in the Limavady borough council area. This has been broken down in the following table.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Police Service of Northern Ireland spent on external consultants in relation to improving call handling in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the effects of such expenditure. 
Paul Goggins: The Police Service of Northern Ireland expenditure on external consultants in relation to improving call handling in the last five years is as follows:
|Table 1: External expenditure on consultancy in relation to improving call handling|
|Financial year||External consultancy (£)|
These costs were incurred by the PSNI, through its Information Management Steering Group, in establishing a Call Management project appraising how best to take forward call management within the PSNI over the next 20 years.
The spend represents value for money in effectively delivering the outline specification for the project in line with Recommendation 93 of The Report of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland (Patten Report) requires the PSNI to prepare and deliver an IT strategy that will
. .deliver fully integrated technology systems that are readily accessible to all staff, and should take advantage of the best analytical and communications systems currently available.
PSNI expenditure in call management is of the order of £40 million per annum. The call centre handling project is in the early stages of business appraisal.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what regeneration projects received funding from his Department in each of the last six years; and at what cost. 
Regeneration (both urban and rural) has been funded by NI Departments through a number of programmes and projects as shown in the following table. Figures are presented showing resource and capital expenditure. For the first five years these figures
are actual outturn (2001 to 2006), while projected expenditure is used for the current financial year (2006-07). It would have been possible to provide a response detailing each individual project only at disproportionate cost.
|Regeneration expenditure 2001 to 2007|
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