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Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many arms export licences were issued to (a) India, (b) Bangladesh, (c) Tanzania, (d) Ghana, (e) Nigeria, (f) Uganda, (g) Malawi, (h) Indonesia, (i) Vietnam, (j) Kenya and (k) Mozambique in each of the last three years. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Government publish detailed information on their export licensing decisions, including the number of licences issued by destination, in their Annual and Quarterly Reports on Strategic Export Controls. Copies of these are available from the Libraries of the House and at:
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) instructions are issued to staff in his Department and (b) technical procedures are in place to shut down computers at night. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Staff are reminded to shut down their desktop PCs when leaving the office. Should staff inadvertently leave their ELGAR PCs on, the device will automatically and securely close down and be put into Power Save mode after 20 minutes.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Morley: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what steps the Government plan to take to produce the improvements in environmental design required by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; 
(2) what consideration the Government have given to introducing differential charges in the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in order to encourage innovation in design to encourage recycling and reuse. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive encourages producers of electrical and electronic equipment to consider the design of new products to facilitate environmentally sound treatment and reprocessing when equipment reaches its end of life.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Department has spent on (a) legal fees, (b) consultants, (c) special advisers, (d) administration and (e) other costs in relation to (i) the Governments energy review and (ii) the case in the High Court brought by Greenpeace on the energy review consultation process; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the contribution of the British entertainment industry to the UK economy; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for the entertainment industry. This includes the creative industries, gambling, sport and tourism. The creative industries include music, television and radio, film and computer games among others.
DCMS uses data provided by the Office for National Statistics to estimate the contribution of these sectors to the UK economy. In total, DCMS sectors account for approximately 13 per cent. of the economy, of
which the creative industries are 7.3 per cent., tourism 3.5 per cent. and gambling and sport 2 per cent.
As part of DCMS Creative Economy programme, research to assess the contribution to the economy of the creative industries was commissioned in December 2006. I expect this research to be published at the same time as the Creative Economy programme's Green Paper in June 2007.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the wholesale price of gas was in each quarter of the last 15 years; and what the total consumption of gas was in each quarter. 
Malcolm Wicks: The GB gas market was inaugurated in 1996. Before then there was not a market based wholesale price of gas, as most trades were on a contractual basis between producers and British Gas. National Grid has provided information on the System Average Wholesale Price of Gas in pence per kilowatt hour (KWh) since Q2 1996, shown in the table. Gas consumption is published in table 4.1 of Energy Trends; this publication is available in the House of Commons Library.
|System average wholesale gas price|
Malcolm Wicks: Great Britains gas storage capacity since 1997 is summarised in the answer to the hon. Member for Westbury (Dr. Murrison) on 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1615W. Only limited information is available for the period prior to 1996-97. The following table shows the approximate total GB storage capacity for the five years prior to 1996-97:
|Approximate Capacity in 1996-97|
1. Store space can be assessed in numerous ways (e.g. energy, volume, cushion gas determination, liquefied natural gas heel, etc.), so the figures given may differ from other published data.
2. GWh = Giga Watt hours; bcm = billion cubic metres.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2007, Official Report, column 635W, on nuclear power, what assessment he has made of the effect on the consultation on nuclear energy of publishing the White Paper on energy policy before receiving responses to the consultation. 
Malcolm Wicks: We are still in the final stages of developing both the Energy White Paper and the Nuclear Consultation which will be published shortly. We will be in a position to respond once the documents have been finalised.
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