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Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Companies House

Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how much income Companies House received from the late filing of accounts in each of the last 10 years. [155589]

Mr. Timms: The amount generated from the penalties for the late filing of accounts was:

£ million

1997-98

18.0

1998-99

19.3

1999-2000

21.8

2000-01

25.2

2001-02

23.7

2002-03

27.6

2003-04

28.0

2004-05

32.0

2005-06

30.2

2006-07

39.0


This income was not retained by Companies House, but was passed to the Consolidated Fund, HM Treasury.

Electronic Games: Epilepsy Warning

John Penrose: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the percentage of electronic games publishers which include warnings on their products that they could trigger a photosensitive epileptic seizure.[153978]

Mr. Thomas: I have been asked to reply.

None. The use of warnings regarding photosensitive seizures is undertaken by publishers of electronic games on a voluntary basis.

Workers: Additional Training

Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, how
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many workers in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have received additional training under the Engineering Workforce Development scheme since inception. [151354]

Mr. Timms: Following extensive inquiries with a wide range of Regional partners including the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), the Sussex Learning and Skills Council, the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) South and after referring to the Government Grants and Support Directory, it has not been possible to identify the Engineering Workforce Development scheme. If the hon. Gentleman wishes to write to me separately with more detail about the scheme, I will endeavour to provide the information requested.

Private Consultancy

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which private consultancy firms (a) his Department and (b) agencies which report to his Department engaged in each of the last three years; which programmes or projects each firm worked on; and what the approximate cost to the Department or agency concerned was of each engagement. [155874]

Mr. Thomas: Central records indicate that the Department has spent the following on consultancy services:

I have placed in the Libraries of the House a list of companies that received payments for consultancy services in each of the last three financial years, together with details of the total amount paid to each.

I have asked Chief Executives of the Executive Agencies to respond directly to the hon. Member. Further information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.


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