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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the projected demand for power is in the United Kingdom over the next 25 years; and what steps she is taking to ensure that this demand is met. 
Mr. Timms: The latest provisional DTI energy projections which update those in Energy Paper 68 available in the Libraries of the House, project a demand of 375TWh in 2005, 385TWh in 2010, 386TWh in 2015 and 399TWh in 2020. The projections relate to gross supply to the grid and cover all major power producers and renewable generators and exclude the effect of a number of climate change programme measures whose exact impact had not been estimated at the time of publication.
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The Government attach great importance to reliable energy suppliesreliable supply is one of the four goals of energy policy as set out the Government's Energy White Paper, published in February of last year.
We believe that a market based approach for provision of electricity generation will work. But if the market is to work it needs confidence that Government will not intervene. We have said we will not intervene in the market except in extreme circumstances, to protect safety, and that remains our position.
Through the Joint Energy Security of Supply working group (JESS), we and Ofgem continually monitor developments in the gas and electricity markets over the medium to long term and look for ways to improve the
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Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who the members of the (a) National Consumer Council, (b) Welsh Consumer Council, (c) Scottish Consumer Council, (d) Hearing Aid Council and (e) Gas Consumer Council were on 1 January; what their term of office is in each case; and what their remuneration is. 
|Name||Appointment ends||Remuneration (£)|
|(a) National Consumer Council|
|Deirdre Hutton (Chair)||31 December 2006||48,567|
|Robert Chilton (Vice-Chair)||30 September 2004||13,100|
|Graeme Millar (Member and SCC Chair)||30 April 2006||10,481|
|Vivienne Sugar (Member and WCC Chair)||31 March 2007||10,481|
|Stephen Costello (Member and GCCNI Chair)||31 December 2005||10,481|
|Mark Boleat (Member)||31 December 2005||10,481|
|Andrew Dilnot (Member)||30 June 2008||10,481|
|Dianne Hayter (Member)||30 September 2004||10,481|
|Sir Christopher Kelly (Member)||30 September 2004||10,481|
|Stephen Locke (Member)||30 September 2004||10,481|
|Julie Mellor (Member)||30 September 2004||10,481|
|Julia Unwin (Member)||30 September 2004||10,481|
|(b) Welsh Consumer Council|
|Viv Sugar (Chair)||31 March 2007||6,902|
|Heather Coates (Member)||30 September 2004||100 per day|
|Stephen Delahaye (Member)||30 September 2004||100 per day|
|Carys Evans (Member)||30 September 2004||100 per day|
|Gerallt Hughes||30 September 2004||100 per day|
|Chris Neary||30 September 2004||100 per day|
|Anne Morgan||30 September2004||100 per day|
|Thelma Parry||30 September 2005||100 per day|
|(c) Scottish Consumer Council|
|Graeme Millar||30 April 2006||16,192|
|Heather Brash||31 October 2007||100 per day|
|Ann Clark||31 May 2006||100 per day|
|Neil Edwards||31 May 2006||100 per day|
|John Hanlon||31 May 2006||100 per day|
|Kay Blair||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Liz Breckinridge||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Peter Hunter||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Alan Hutton||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Adriene Kelbie||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Ashok Khindrea||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Isabelle Low||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Mukami McCrum||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|Drew Ratter||31 May 2008||100 per day|
|(d) The Hearing Aid Council|
|Christopher Hughes (Chair)||31 August 2006||189.50 per day (max 50 days)|
|Christine Pearce||31 December 2004||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Deepak Prasher||31 December 2004||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Victoria Skeels||31 December 2004||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Jonathan Ormerod||31 December 2004||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Maurice Hawthorne||31 December 2005||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Mark Geogevic||31 December 2005||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Margaret Hughes||31 December 2005||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Denise Yates||31 December 2005||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Huw Thomas||31 December 2006||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|John lrwin||31 December 2006||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Peter Ormerod||31 December 2006||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|Anthony Corcoran||31 December 2006||189.50 per day (max 25 days)|
|(e) Gas and Electricity Consumer Council1|
|Andrew Horsler (Acting Chair)||31 March 2005||33,324 (as acting chair)|
|John Hanlon||31 March 2005||10,796|
|Bob Wilkinson||31 March 2005||10,796|
|Tim Cole||31 March 2005||7,556|
|Sharon Darcy||31 March 2005||7,556|
|Neil Menzies||31 March 2005||7,556|
|Les Roberts||31 March 2005||7,556|
(12) Following the passage of the Utilities Act 2000, the Gas Consumers' Council and the Electricity Consumers' Committees of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) were abolished in November 2000, and replaced by the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council (GECC).
The GECC's Chief Executive, Allan Asher, is also a member of the Council.
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Mr. Timms [holding answer 27 January 2004]: Since February 2002, in accordance with a licence issued by Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII), BNFL has operated the MOX Demonstration Facility (MDF) as a support facility to the Sellafield MOX Plant (SMP).
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Government will publish the report of the Office of Fair Trading inquiry into the operation of the voluntary Supermarket Code of Practice. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is expected to conclude its review of the Code of Practice governing supermarkets' relations with their suppliers shortly. The OFT will then send its report to DTI for formal consideration. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry will then decide if any action is necessary and publish the report.
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what measures she has taken to protect trains carrying nuclear fuel and spent nuclear fuel through Essex from terrorist attack; 
Mr. Timms: The transport of nuclear fuel strictly adheres to the stringent international and national regulations that govern such movements. In the UK security for the transportation of nuclear material is regulated by the Office for Civil Nuclear Security
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(OCNS). OCNS is kept fully briefed about terrorist threat intelligence and in turn keeps security arrangements under review at all times. It is not Government policy to disclose details of security measures or nuclear fuel movements, which may be of potential use to terrorists.
Mr. Timms: On average the movement of flasks containing spent nuclear fuel through Essex amounts to 12 separate rail movements per month. There are no fresh fuel movements currently through Essex by rail.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which members of the World Trade Organisation have still to implement fully the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Basic Telecommunications. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The WTO agreement on basic telecommunications came into effect on 5 February 1998. To date, 70 WTO members have adopted the agreement. The nature of the GATS agreement means that members are free to choose the pace and extent of any commitments they wish to make.
Mr. Mike O'Brien [holding answer 27 January 2004]: The Government supports Russian membership of the WTO, on the right terms, as both in our interests and in the interests of Russian economic development. We support the negotiating position taken by the European Commission on behalf of the EU, and we call upon the Russian Government to respond positively to the points raised by the Commission on our behalf. We also call upon the Russian Government to address the issues that have been identified by their WTO Accession Working Party as material to the readiness and ability of Russia to implement WTO rules upon accession. Since December 2000, the UK has provided £1.2 million worth of technical assistance to Russia to support their efforts to accede to the WTO.
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