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Export Controls

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what co-operation the DTI department responsible for export controls has with other (a) European and (b) North American countries. [117018]

the Electronics Design Programme in each year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. [117276]

Funding allocated to the Electronics Design Programme since its inception is as in the following table.

£000
1999–20001,694
2000–011,346
2001–021,067
2002–031,285
2003–041692
Total6,084
1 To May 2003
I would refer the hon. Member to the statement contained in Parliamentary Question No. 117279 answered today.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many small businesses have received assistance from the Electronics Design Programme in each year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. [117279]

The management statistics for the Electronics Design Programme (provided by the Support Centres) show the following results for each year that the Programme has been in operation:

The Department of Trade and Industry's fully co-operates with export licensing authorities in European and North American countries primarily through multilateral fora like the European Union and the international non-proliferation regimes.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what formal mechanisms there are for maintaining contact between the DTI department responsible for export control and the security services. [117020]

The Department of Trade and Industry's Export Control Organisation does not comment on any contacts with the security services.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 16 May 2003, Official Report, column 463W, on export licences, if she will cite the Home Office guidance to which she refers. [117070]

This Home Office guidance on extra-territorial jurisdiction can be found in the July 1996 Steering Committee Report on the Review of Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction as published by the Home Office.