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Sir John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who initiated, and on what date, the draft letter for the Prime Minister submitted by the British Ambassador to Romania in support of the acquisition of Sidex by Mr. Lakshmi Mittal's company. 
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Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings were held between Romanian officials and Ministers and British Ministers and officials during the Romanian Government's visit to Britain in November 2001. 
Peter Hain [holding answer 28 February 2002]: The Romanian Prime Minister met my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, and the Secretary of State for International Development. Mr. Nastase was accompanied
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by his Ministers and officials and British Ministers were accompanied by officials. The Under-Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Rotherham (Mr. MacShane), and I had separate meetings with the Romanian Foreign Minister. There were further meetings in the margins of the visit between officials and members of the Romanian delegation, as is our usual practice. The main topics for discussion included EU enlargement and Romania's progress with her application, including political and economic reforms.
Mrs. Liddell: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on 31 January 2002, Official Report, column 450W.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what
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procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement. 
No cases of work-related stress have been reported in my Department since that date. The Scotland Office is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees. This includes ensuring that work practices are safe and free from hazards to health and that effective occupational health policies and good health management practices are developed.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years. 
|Period||Cost (£)||Numbers of page impressions|
|1 July 2000 to 31 March 2000||293.75||26,092|
|1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001||293.75||194,991|
|1 April 2001 to 31 January 2002||269.75||356,122|
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. 
|SI reference||SI title|
|SI 2001/1399||The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2001 (Amends SI 1999/783)|
|SI 2001/1400||The Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/1456||The Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/1748||The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/1750||The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/2478||The Scotland Act 1998 (Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/2748||The Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (Conditions attached to PSV Operator's Licence and Competition Test for Exercise of Bus Functions) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/3504||The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2001|
|SI 2001/497||Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001|
|SI 2001/1749||Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2001|
|SI 2001/2817||Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2001|
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Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties. 
Ministerial boxes are also transported along with other mail between offices in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow by the inter-office van service. The contract for this service was awarded to Securitas by the former Scottish Office and it is now maintained by the Scottish Executive.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff. 
Mrs. Liddell: My staff are reimbursed for the cost of eyesight tests to ensure full compliance with Health and Safety legislation. Further to this, assistance in the purchase of spectacles or contact lenses to prescribed limits is also available to staff. This scheme is advertised on the departmental intranet site. All staff who regularly use computers have access to this site. Details of the numbers of Scotland Office staff who have taken up this provision of a free eye test are not available.
Mrs. Liddell: Planning law is devolved. In addition, the power to grant authorisations for the construction of new power stations, under section 36 of the Electricity Act, has been executively devolved to the Scottish Ministers.
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