§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the planned(a) resource budget, (b) administration costs and (c) staff numbers are for 2004 of the Small Business Office in Brussels sponsored by her Department. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
For the financial year 2004–05 the budget provided by the Small Business Service for the UK SME liaison office in Brussels (Smallbusinesseurope) is £127,500.
Two full time staff are engaged in the office's work, and a university placement student is also employed for 10 months each year.