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Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will break down by area of planned expenditure the provision for (a) new and renewable sources of energy and (b) capital grants to the private sector in relation to renewable energy recorded under function D on page 185 of his Department's Departmental Report 2006, Cm 6826. 
Alan Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate his Department has made of the total proportion of UK (a) electricity and (b) energy which will come from renewable sources by (i) 2010, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2020. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make it his policy (a) to set targets in the UK and (b) to support the setting of targets in EU member states to reach the EU target of 20 per cent. of energy from renewable sources by 2020 through increases in renewable energy capacity; if he will make it his policy not to use or support targets based on tradable certificates; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: In common with other EU Governments, we agreed at this year's Spring European Council to the setting of national targets derived from the overall EU renewables target. We have not yet come to a firm position on whether tradable certificates should play a part in enabling those targets to be met.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 146W, on Royal Mail: Government assistance, in which town or city the advisers from Deloitte were based. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulator Reform what Government grants were available to trade unions; and how much was paid out through such schemes in each year between 1997 and 2006, broken down by scheme and recipient. 
Mr. McFadden: Since 1997 the Government have had three strategic funds to encourage better industrial relations and increase modern working practices. The Partnership at Work Fund and the Strategic Partnership fund were available to both companies and unions. The following tables give (a) the commitments to unions under the Partnership at Work Fund and, (b) actual payments to unions under the Strategic Partnership Fund and the Union Modernisation Fund.
|(a) Funds committed to unions 2000-03|
|Union||Year in which commitment made||Amount given (£)||Fund|
|(1) The Partnership at Work Fund was a Government grant scheme established by the DTI created in 1999 to encourage the development of industrial relations by encouraging employers and employees to work together effectively. The Partnership at Work Fund supported partnership projects within individual organisations. The fund is now closed.|
|(b) Funds paid to unions|
|(1) Strategic Partnership projects reach out beyond single company projects to assess sectoral and regional issues.|
(2) The Union Modernisation Fund provides financial assistance to independent trade unions and their federations in support of innovative projects, which contribute to, or explore the potential for transformational change in the organisational effectiveness of efficiency of a union or unions, in the light of the changing needs, aspirations and behaviour of workers and employers in the changing UK Labour market.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials in his Department work on promoting trade between the United Kingdom and Barbados, broken down by grade; and how many did so in (a) 1983, (b) 1987, (c) 1992, (d) 1997 and (e) each year between 1998 and 2005. 
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