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2. Incident Report No. 05/2005Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor generic fuel non-conformances.
3. Incident Report No. 19/2005Closure of boundary door.
4. Incident Report No. 20/2005Safety circuit Temperature Monitoring Unit setting.
5. Incident Report No. 47/2005Closure of boundary door.
6. Incident Report No. 50/2005Reactor 1 manual trip due to In Service Inspection plug leak
7. Incident Report No. 60/2005Fuel flask trolley interlock schedule error.
8. Incident Report No. 69/2005Damaged boundary door.
9. Incident Report No. 70/2005Test of fuelling machine window.
10. Incident Report No. 82/2005Clean CO2 release.
11. Incident Report No. 89/2005Variable Frequency Control drive 1AX1 failure to start.
12. Incident Report No. 94/2005Closure of boundary doors.
13. Incident Report No. 99/2005Reinstatement of emergency equipment.
14. Incident Report No. 123/2005CO2 vaporiser isolations.
15. Incident Report No. 124/2005Failure to complete routine test.
16. Incident Report No. 126/2005Fuel route Maintenance and Inspection Test Schedule.
17. Incident Report No. 128/2005Nuclear boundary door.
18. Incident Report No. 131/2005Reactor 2 110v battery charger.
19. Incident Report No. 144/2005Turbine Hall/Reactor fire seals.
20. Incident Report No. 151/2005Variable Frequency Control transformer fire.
21. Incident Report No. 160/2005Multi-meter calibration.
22. Incident Report No. 168/2005CO2 ring main isolation.
23. Incident Report No. 174/2005Decay Store surveillances.
24. Incident Report No. 209/2005Reactor 2 automatic trip whilst changing a Control Rod Assembly.
25. Incident Report No. 223/2005Reactor 1 air ingress protection system.
26. Incident Report No. 231/2005Diesel House fire doors.
27. Incident Report No. 251/2005Closure of nuclear boundary door.
28. Incident Report No. 258/2005Reactor 2 trip whilst switching 415v UPS supplies.
29. Incident Report No. 279/2005Closure of nuclear boundary door.
30. Incident Report No. 284/2005Seized seawater segregation valve.
31. Incident Report No. 287/2005Loose wire found in Decay Store Timer cubicle.
32. Incident Report No. 289/2005Supply of O rings.
33. Incident Report No. 295/2005Generic Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor transport flask valve maintenance.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The final report on the project known as Seaflow and entitled Development, Installation and Testing of a Large-Scale Tidal Current Turbine (ref: T/06/00210/00/REPURN 05/1698) can be viewed at:
Jim Fitzpatrick: A major study of tidal power in the UK is currently under way. The DTI together with the Welsh Assembly Government, are working with the Sustainable Development Commission, the South West Regional Development Agency and other key interested parties to explore the issues arising on the tidal resource in the UK. The study will include consideration of the potential of the Severn Estuary, including the cost of a barrage and the contribution it could make towards UK electricity demand. The £400,000 study is expected to report in early summer 2007. Further information can be found at:
The most recent study of a Severn barrage scheme carried out by the Severn Tidal Power Group(1) available at www.dti.gov.uk/energy/page15374.html estimated that a Severn barrage could contribute up to 17 TWh per annum or ~5 per cent. of UK demand, the cost of building the scheme was estimated to be in the range £10.3 billion to £14 billion.
(1) The Severn Tidal Power Group is a joint venture of four large power engineering and construction companies: Alstom, Balfour Beatty, Sir Robert McAlpine and Taylor Woodrow.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has (a) to abolish utility standing charges and (b) to improve utility pricing for those on low incomes; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The decision to levy standing charges is a matter for individual companies. In the energy sector, the majority of gas and electricity customers no longer have to pay standing charges, while in the telecoms and water sectors standing charges are still normally applied.
The Government continue to encourage telecoms and energy companies to consider their most vulnerable consumers when considering price or service changes, and welcome the initiatives companies have introduced in this area. We encourage everyone to use the competitive market to get the best deal.
For water, moving suppliers is not possible. However Government have already introduced the vulnerable groups tariff and are currently looking at the impact of a range of tariffs on low income households as part of the follow up to the cross-Government review of water affordability, and will report on this later in the year.
Britains gas and electricity industries are regulated by Ofgem, who have specific duties to ensure that low income customers are not disadvantaged. The regulator in the telecoms sector (Ofcom) and the regulator in the water sector (Ofwat) have similar duties.
Mr. Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that utility companies recalibrate pre-pay meters to account for price increases in a timely fashion. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 22 February 2007]: The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), is responsible for the regulation of gas and electricity supply. I understand that Ofgem has been in detailed discussion with suppliers about the issue of recalibration of certain prepayment meters.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department regularly receives by e-mail, post, telephone or in person, representations on wind farm connections to the grid system. They typically relate to planning applications being progressed by DTI, representations regarding the development of the offshore transmission system for offshore renewables, or general information on individual project grid connection offers. The Department also meets with national grid and Ofgem regularly to discuss and seek solutions to the issues surrounding efficient connection of renewables to the grid.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the claimant off-flow rates from (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disability allowance were in each month since January 2005, broken down by reason for leaving the benefit. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of children that child maintenance payments have lifted out of deep poverty as defined by households with income less than 40 per cent. of median national income. 
Mr. Plaskitt: The requested information is not available due to small sample sizes. The 40 per cent. of median income level is not a recommended indicator of poverty. The 60 per cent. median income level, before housing costs, is the internationally recognised threshold of low income. Using this measure, it is estimated that child maintenance currently lifts 100,000 children out of poverty.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how often the Joint Committee on Child Poverty involving the Government and the devolved administrations has met over the last two years; on what dates it has met; and if he will make a statement. 
There is effective liaison through other forums. These include the British-Irish Council, the National Action Plan on Social Inclusion, and the Joint Ministerial Committee Poverty Working Level Steering Group. Since 2002, officials from the devolved Administrations and Whitehall Departments have met regularly.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many penalties the Child Support Agency has issued in Scotland for (a) failure to provide information and (b) providing false information in each of the last eight years. 
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question abut the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many penalties the Child Support Agency has issued in Scotland for (a) failure to provide information and (b) providing false information in each of the last eight years.
The new criminal sanctions under Scottish law were only introduced from 31 January 2001:
Pursuant to a request for information, making a statement or representation knowing it to be false (section 14A(2)(a)); and
Providing or knowingly causing or knowingly allowing to be provided a document or other information which is known to be false in a material particular (section 14A(2)(b)).
Failing to comply with a request for information without reasonable excuse (section 14A(3) of the Child Support Act 1991).
The information requested is set out in the attached tables.
I hope this will be helpful.
|Scottish prosecutions only|
|1 April to 31 March each year||Section 14A(2) Offence: Misrepresentation of Information||Section 14A(3) Offence: Failure to Provide Information|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people completed the online quiz myths and facts about Pensions in the UK on the Pensions Reform website in the last six months. 
|Period||Visits( 1)||Unique visitors( 2)|
|(1) Visits: Number of times a visitor or visitors came to the site. Each visit is recorded separately for every visit more than 30 minutes apart. (2) Unique visitors: Individuals who visited your site during the report period. If someone visits more than once, they are counted only the first time they visit.|
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