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Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations her Department has received in each of the last three years for which figures are available in respect of the nature of trading relationships from primary producers to supermarkets through the food supply chain. 
Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many successful prosecutions there have been by trading standards officers in each of the last five years under the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991; and if she will make a statement. 
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what calculation his Department has made of the (a) physical, (b) environmental and (c) health impacts of the detonation of a single trident nuclear warhead on an urban area. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will urge the European Commission to undertake an investigation into the operation of the UK wholesale gas market; and if she will make a statement. 
Linda Perham: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of bilateral trade relations between the UK and Israel (a) between 1997 and 2001 and (b) since 2001. 
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government takes to ensure that overseas operations by companies registered in the UK do not harm underprivileged people overseas; and what form of redress such people may seek if they believe that they have been harmed by such activities. 
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will suspend her Department's handling agreement with the Union of Democratic Mineworkers subsidiary company Vendside while concerns raised about financial irregularities are investigated. 
[holding answer 22 March 2005]: No. Suspending the agreement with Vendside who have handled 59,000 claims would freeze payments to all the sick miners and their widows currently using Vendside. To date I am not aware that the hon. Member has been able to substantiate his claims of financial irregularity.
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Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on the disposal of waste goods. 
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many megawatts of installed capacity of wind power have been (a) applied for and (b) approved in each of the last five years in (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The DTI is responsible for considering applications for consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act for wind farm projects of more than 50MW onshore and more than 1MW offshore in England and Wales. The DTI is also responsible for applications under the Transport and Work Act (TWA) for offshore wind farm projects in England only: the NAW has responsibility for TWA projects in Welsh waters.
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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she is taking to (a) promote British beef to countries which refuse to permit its importation and (b) secure the lifting of the ban on the import of British beef; and if she will raise the matter at the World Trade Organisation; 
Where countries ban British beef or have not stated whether they allow imports, we make use of bilateral contacts at all levels as they arise to press the case for our exports. The European Commission has also played an active role in tackling bans on EU beef in general. However, while the over-30 months (OTM) rule remains in place and while we can export only beef produced under the date based export scheme, the UK will remain a major importer of beef. When the OTM rule is replaced by BSE testing and EU export restrictions are lifted, we will agree a targeted lobbying strategy with industry focussed on countries that provide significant export opportunities. This will include working with the European Commission on third country issues. The Commission would pursue with WTO as appropriate.
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Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abandoned vehicles were recovered in (a) 200001, (b) 200102, (c) 200203 and (d) 200304, broken down by region. 
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