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It is the responsibility of the regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) to deal with such complaints. Accordingly, my officials have asked the Chief Executive of Ofcom to reply directly to the hon. Member and to send me a copy of his letter. Copies of the chief executive's letter will be placed in the Libraries of the Houses.
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Ian Pearson: The Government believe that it is for developing countries to make their own decisions on the timing, pace, sequencing and product coverage of any trade liberalisation in line with their own national development plans and poverty reduction strategies.
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Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government expressed the view that the opt-out from the Working Time directive (a) should be regarded as an exception and (b) should eventually be made redundant at the last meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council; and if he will make a statement. 
[holding answer 15 December 2005]: At the Employment Council on 8 December, the Government expressed the view that the opt-out was an essential part of the Directive and that a choice to work longer hours must continue to be made available to workers. The Government did not agree that the opt-out should be phased out. Although some member states continue to believe that it should be severely limited or removed, this view did not gain majority support in the Employment Council.
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Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been (a) injured and (b) killed whilst performing temporary firefighting duties in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Arbuthnot: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British armed forces personnel are deployed on (a) expeditionary operations abroad, broken down by country, and (b) in Northern Ireland. 
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Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 24 November 2005, Official Report, columns 22012W, on the Army Prosecuting Authority, (1) what the reasons were for the delay in carrying out further investigations in the case concerned; 
Mr. Ingram: I and my ministerial colleagues have received a number of representations, either direct or through Parliament, regarding the provision of garments and clothing during the last three years. These letters have been related, in particular, to the contract award for Cut and Sew Garments and have included representations on the quality of army uniforms. Delivery of garments under the Cut and Sew contract continues to meet quality standards.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the balance sheet value of the Atomic Weapons Establishment was on 31 March; what the (a) carrying charge and (b) applicable depreciation for that establishment is in the 200506 financial year; and if he will make a statement. 
John Reid: As at 31 March 2005, the Gross Book Value of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Balance Sheet was £599.8 million and the associated carrying depreciation was £86.7 million, resulting in a Net Book Value of £513.1 million. The projected in year depreciation to 31 March 2006, is £26.2 million.
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