§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the members of the board for each TEC stating which members have experience of running small businesses. 
§ Mr. Paice
A list showing private sector board members of each English TEC, and approximate company size, has been placed in the Library. Where the employee figure is shown as 0, the information has not been collected. No information is held about the experience of board members prior to joining their current company.
A complete list of all TEC board members is held in the Library. It is updated quarterly.
§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much money each TEC earmarked in each of the last five years for small businesses. 
§ Mr. Page
I have been asked to reply.
Information on how much money each TEC earmarked in each of the last five years for small firms is not available centrally. This is because the funding which TECs use to support small businesses comes from a number of different sources including their own surpluses. Government funding for small businesses is available through TECs and business links from the DTI, Departments for Education and Employment and Environment and TECs can also draw on European funds to assist small firms.