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Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with her Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with her Department in each of the past four years. 
Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the Department's (a) implemented and (b) planned computer systems use open source software; and what plans are in place to raise this level. 
Jim Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the South Dorset constituency, the effects of changes to departmental policy since 1997 on the South Dorset constituency. 
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the position of the UK Government is in determining the European Union's policy regarding whether to include drinking water in the World Trade Organisation's negotiations on global trade. 
Mr. Alexander: The European Union has requested a number of members of the World Trade Organisation to offer commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) that provide for market access in relation to the provision of services related to the supply of water for human use.
Many people in developing countries lack access to clean drinking water and it is a Millennium Development Target to halve the number of people in this position by 2015. Many of these countries need assistance to provide the infrastructure required to meet this target. It is widely recognised that the private sector can have a role to play in this regard.
The EU's requests give developing countries the opportunity to consider whether guarantees of market access may enhance private sector participation. It is for governments to choose for themselves whether or not to open their water services to foreign suppliers. Nothing in GATS forces them to privatise or prevents them regulating appropriately.
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Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much Newcastle-under-Lyme has received by way of European Objective 2 funding since 1997; and which projects have benefited there from such funding. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her estimate is of the number of people in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) South Somerset and (c) Somerset in work who are earning less than (i) the minimum wage, (ii) £5 per hour, (iii) £5.50 per hour, (iv) £6 per hour, (v) £6.50 per hour, (vi) £7.50 per hour and (vii) £10 per hour; and if she will make a statement. 
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are in place to ensure that companies make payments to former employees that are agreed by an employment tribunal. 
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Department has to ensure that employees given awards at employment tribunals against former employers who are subsequently declared bankrupt receive an award. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Former employees of insolvent employers can claim employment tribunal awards of redundancy payments, basic awards for unfair dismissal, protective awards and awards of other contractual debts such as unpaid wages, notice pay and outstanding holiday pay from Redundancy Payments Offices. All payments are subject to statutory limits. Amounts over the statutory limits can be lodged as debts in the insolvency.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Government programmes involve incentives for the use of heat generated from renewable sources; and what funding the Government have given to these programmes. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien:
According to BP's Statistical Review of World Energy 2004, sub-Saharan Africa has significant potential energy reserves, with around 4.2 per cent. of world oil reserves, 3.5 per cent. of world, gas reserves and 5 per cent. of world coal reserves.
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