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Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
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The Enterprise Grants scheme is a simplified scheme that was introduced in April 2000 to help small firms undertake fixed capital investment projects. Two offers totalling £2,965 have been made to firms in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency.
Smart awards are designed to help small firms with the introduction of new products and processes. Four Smart awards totalling £268,125 have been made to firms in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency.
PROSPER Business Link has provided services to small businesses in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency since 1997. These include general and specialised advice to help businesses grow, export development counselling, ICT advice, and a full range of specialist information. From April 2001 these services will be provided by the Small Business Service operating through a franchise awarded to a PROSPER led partnership. This new service will be more customer focused ensuring that services are driven by local need.
Mr. Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry where and when the strategic goals to be pursued by the European Union at the four Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation scheduled for Doha in November were (a) agreed and (b) made public; and which Ministers and officials were present when the goals were agreed. 
Mr. Caborn: The EU's aims for a New Round of multilateral trade talks were set out ahead of the three Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at Seattle in the General Affairs Council (GAC) Conclusions of 26 October 1999. Those aims were discussed in European Standing Committee C on Monday 22 November 1999 and the Government's proposals were accepted.
Following the failure at Seattle to launch a New Round, the UK has been fully involved in reviewing the EU's position through numerous discussions at Ministerial and official level. These include a Ministerial meeting in Porto which I and other EU Trade Ministers attended, on 17-18 March 2000, and most recently another Ministerial meeting of EU Trade Ministers on 25 February 2001, which I attended.
The EU is still seeking the launch of a comprehensive round of talks: we maintain that only a broad-based inclusive agenda can encompass priority issues for every WTO Member, increasing the incentive to tackle more difficult areas and so bringing greatest benefits to all.
The EU's principle of a comprehensive mandate was supported by the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union in its report on the EU Mandate after Seattle (HL Paper 76: published 13 June 2000). That report noted the need for it to be pragmatic and flexible in its execution of that mandate.
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Mr. Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list (a) the original in-service date, (b) the revised in-service date and (c) the latest expected in-service date for ASRAAM; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Moonie [holding answer 9 April 2001]: The in-service date set at the main approval point for ASRAAM was December 1998. Technical problems with the missile hardware and software, combined with a decision to alter the delivery programme to align better with the candidate aircraft, resulted in the approval of a revised in-service date of April 2001.
Matra BAE Dynamics (MBD), the prime contractor for ASRAAM, has not yet achieved the missile performance level required by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The company has encountered a number of technical problems, which have caused some delay to the programme and mean that the in-service date of April 2001 will not be achieved. The MOD is not prepared to take delivery of any missiles until MBD can show that an acceptable standard can be met. However, we have made clear to the company the need to resolve the problems and to agree a revised programme to its entry into service. Until that time, Tornado F3, Harrier GR9 and Sea Harrier FA2 aircraft will continue to have an effective short-range air-to-air capability using Sidewinder missiles.
Mr. Spellar: The Key Targets that have been set for the Chief Executive of the Naval Manning Agency for the financial year 2001-02 are set out. The targets build upon progress made by the Agency since it formed on 1 July 1996.
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NMA Corporate Efficiency:
Mr. Spellar: Key Targets have been set for the Chief Executive of the DCSA for the financial year 2001-02. The targets build on the progress already made by the Agency since it formed in April 1998 and are:
To restore an average 96 per cent. of interrupted services classed as operationally urgent within four hours of the fault being reported to the DCSA, or within other specific periods agreed with customers.
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Key Target 5--Customer Satisfaction
To achieve a 75 per cent. average of customers/users who express moderate or high satisfaction with the way they have been treated by the Agency and the subsequent services and support provided by the DCSA.
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