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Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Cycling

Rob Marris: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether (a) his Department and (b) his Department's non-departmental public bodies provide (i) tax-free and (ii) other allowances for their staff to purchase bicycles under the cycle to work scheme; and if he will make a statement. [192370]

Mr. Thomas: The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform loans bikes to its staff as a tax-free benefit, through a salary-sacrifice Cycle to Work scheme.


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Staff also have access to salary advances to purchase bicycles.

Each of the Department's non-departmental public bodies has the authority to determine their own Cycle to Work schemes. Information regarding the incentives available to their staff is held by the bodies themselves. It is not held centrally.

Departmental Offices

Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which agencies of his Department maintain offices overseas; in which country each office is maintained; how many staff were based in each such office in each of the last five years; and what the cost of each office was in each year. [185487]

Mr. McFadden: The following tables show RDA’s inward investment offices overseas, which include details on staff and cost of each office for the last five years.

The executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPB) do not maintain offices overseas.

AWM( 2) EEDA( 1) EMDA( 2) LDA NWDAs
Staff £000 Staff £000 Staff £000 Staff £000 Staff £000

2002-03

USA

3

238

10

395

Australia

(4)

12

India

8

Japan

2

11

2

125

Benelux

5

France

(4)

85

Germany

1

78

Sweden

2

75

Canada

Singapore

(4)

59

China

20

Korea

Taiwan

Rest of Asia


ONE( 3) SEEDA SWRDA YF( 3)
Staff £000 Staff £000 Staff £000 Staff £000

2002-03

USA

10

358

1

62

4

449

10

329

Australia

India

Japan

2.5

213

2

57

3

265

Benelux

France

Germany

Sweden

Canada

Singapore

China

2

59

Korea

1

76

Taiwan

1

80

Rest of Asia


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