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John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support her Department plans to give to small glazing businesses in Bassetlaw who will not be able to afford the local authority building control fee when the legislation comes into effect on 1 April. 
Dr. Whitehead: I have been asked to reply.
Since the middle of last year, my Department has been in discussion with the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), regarding the setting up of a scheme for the self-certification of compliance with the Building Regulations for replacement glazing. The GGF set up a steering committee comprising key industry representative bodies, local authorities, my Department and others, to develop rules for such a scheme. These have recently been finalised, and the scheme is known as the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme (FENSA). FENSA is open to any glazing installer who meets the relevant criteria, and has been developed to ensure that it is cost effective. Over 4,000 prospective members have completed pre-registration forms.
I will shortly lay regulations before Parliament to authorise local authorities to accept certificates from FENSA registered installers, certifying that their work complies with the Building Regulations. The scheme currently deals only with dwellings, but will be extended to non-dwellings in due course. There will be no need for any competent glazing firm to have to pay local authority building control fees for replacement glazing in dwellings, and the costs of joining FENSA are comparatively small. I believe that the development of FENSA will not only significantly cut the costs of complying with the new regulations, but will be a major step forward in consumer protection.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list (a) the present members of the PILOT advisory group and (b) former members who have subsequently left and been replaced, with the date on which this took place. 
Mr. Wilson: Current PILOT members are as follows:
Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning
George Foulkes, Minister of State, Scotland Office
Tom Botts, Country Chairman and Director Planning HSE and External Affairs. UK Shell International Petroleum Company
John McDonald, Managing Director, Texaco North Sea
Scott Urban, Regional President, BP Amoco Exploration
Tom Smith, Chairman and Managing Director, Nessco Ltd., Nessco House, Kirkhill Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB2 0EU
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Sir Ian Wood, Chairman and Managing Director, John Wood Group
Paul Blakeley, Director and General Manager, Talisman Energy UK Ltd.
Michel Contie. TotalFinaElf Exploration UK plc
Mike Mannering, Managing Director UK, Schlumberger
Mike Straughen, Managing Director, AMEC Services Ltd.
David Cassie, Managing Director, Coflexip Stena Offshore
Danny Carrigan, Scottish Regional Secretary, Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union
Jon Cunliffe, Managing Director, Finance, Regulation and Industry, HM Treasury
Stephen Hampson, Under Secretary, Economic and Industrial Affairs, Scottish Executive
Dinah Nichols, DEFRA
Joan MacNaughton, Director General, Energy
Geoff Dart, Director, OG, DTI
David Warren, Director, Business Group, Trade Partners UK
Nick Starling, Director of Safety Policy, Safety Policy Directorate, Health and Safety Executive
Iain Todd, Oil and Gas, DTI
Angela Latta, Oil and Gas, DTI.
Peter Hain MP, July 2001
Wendy Alexander MSP, June 2001
Alisdair Morrison MSP, December 2001
Henry McLeish MSP, May 2000
Malcolm Brinded, Shell UK, October 2001
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Anna Walker, DG Energy, DTI, October 2001
Jim Campbell, DTI, June 2000
Godfrey Robson, Scottish Executive, June 2000
Dave Smith, Conoco, November 2000
Iain Craig, Enterprise Oil, January 2001
Sir Steve Robson, Permanent Secretary HM Treasury, December 2000
Francis Gugen, Amerada Hess, May 2000
John Rhodes, BTI, February 2000
Alan Jones, BP Amoco, April 2000.
Mr. Wilson: PILOT produced its 2000 End of Year Report in early 2001; the 2001 report is scheduled for publication in March 2002.
Both of these reports are/will be available from the PILOT website www.pilottaskforce.co.uk.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the members of the Oil and Gas Task Force (a) at the time it was established and (b) at the time it was replaced by PILOT. 
Mr. Wilson: The following list details all members of the Oil and Gas Industry Task Force throughout its duration.
|John Battle MP||Minister for Energy and Industry, DTI (replaced by Helen Liddell MP)|
|Lord McDonald||Minister for Business and Industry Scottish Office (replaced by Brian Wilson MP)|
|Mike Bowyer||Managing Director, PES International Ltd.|
|Malcolm Brinded||Managing Director, Shell UK Exploration and Production, Country Chairman Shell UK|
|Tom Smith||Chairman and Managing Director, Nessco Ltd.|
|Sir Ian Wood||Chairman and Managing Director, John Wood Group plc, Chairman Scottish Enterprise, Chairman IEP Oil and Gas Exports Advisory Board|
|Bobby Buirds||Regional Officer, Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU), Secretary IUOOC|
|Syd Fudge||Chief Executive, Kvaerner Oil and Gas Ltd., Chairman OCA,|
|Francis Gugen||Managing Director, Amerada Hess Ltd., Chairman CRINE|
|Mark Hope||Director, Enterprise Oil, Chairman Brindex, Vice President UKOOA|
|Alan Jones||Regional President, BP Amoco, Hon. Treasurer UKOOA|
|James McCallum||President, Global Marine Integrated Services Europe, Chairman SPN|
|John McDonald||Managing Director, Texaco (UK) North Sea Ltd.|
|Anna Walker||Director General, Energy, DTI|
|Dinah Nichols||Director General, DETR (Environmental Protection)|
|Geoff Dart||Director OG, DTI|
|John Rhodes||Director, IEP|
|Godfrey Robson||Under Secretary, Scottish Office|
|Jim Campbell||Director IEP|
|Julian Thomson||Group Manager, Marketing and Communications, Stolt Comex Seaway Ltd.|
|Keith Mayo||Deputy Director IEP|
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will provide details for (a) the Oil and Gas Task Force and (b) PILOT of (i) the terms of reference of these advisory groups, (ii) the occasions on which meetings have taken place and (iii) the outcomes and recommendations which have (A) resulted and (B) will result from these meetings and the work of the advisory group; and if she will place copies of related documentation in the Library. 
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Mr. Wilson: The information requested is as follows:
(a) (i) Oil and Gas Industry (OGITF) Task Force Terms of Reference.
The task force will bring together Government Departments and the oil and gas industry to develop mutual understanding of the key issues both short term and over the next 10 years, including for example, technology development, environmental policies and knowledge management. Working within the parameters set by Government policy, the economic situation, and sustainable development the task force will:
examine and prioritise initiatives aimed at improving the competitiveness of the UK industry;
make specific recommendations by summer 1999 for actions to be taken by the industry or Government.
23 February 1999
31 March 1999
28 April 1999
1112 May 1999
26 May 1999
29 June 1999
5 October 1999
1 December 1999. (b) (i) PILOT Terms of Reference
To be an exemplar of the way that industry, Government, and the work force can work together to improve competitiveness arena.
To monitor the progress of Oil and Gas Industry Task Force (OGITF) initiatives and provide strategic support, guidance and mentoring as and when required.
To provide strategic leadership and a high level, pan-industry forum to address and resolve pan-industry issues.
To provide a pan-industry forum to identify and develop new initiatives to improve UK oil and gas industry competitiveness as and when required.
To be recognised as the most successful, productive and collaborative community of stakeholders improving the health of UK's oil and gas sector. (ii) PILOT Meetings
1 February 2000
15 May 2000
26 July 2000
4 October 2000
17 January 2001
1920 March 2001
25 June 2001
17 October 2001
16 January 2002.
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