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Clive Efford: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the introduction of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. 
Phil Hope: Ministers and officials from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) continue to discuss this issue with those Departments who have an interest in this Directive. This includes involvement in an official level inter-departmental project team led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which is planning for implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
Jane Griffiths: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what instances there have been of oil and fuel-related pollution of water from (a) industrial and commercial premises and (b) domestic premises in each of the past five years; 
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The Environment Agency will be able to provide some data for the years 200103. This will take a little time to compile but will be made available to the Library of the House as soon as possible. I will write to let you
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know when that is. Comparable data for earlier years is not available and cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.