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Power Failures: Shropshire

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will hold discussions with energy suppliers on reducing the number of power outages in Shropshire. [180614]

Malcolm Wicks: An official from my Department will contact the network operators serving Shropshire and I will confirm his findings in correspondence.

Radioactive Wastes: Transport

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how
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many occasions radioactive waste material was moved from each nuclear site by (a) rail and (b) other means in each of the last five years. [180479]

Malcolm Wicks: The following figures record the notifications of intended movements of spent nuclear fuel, submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003, since the regulations entered into force on 22 September 2003. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has responsibility for defence nuclear sites.

September 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 January 2007-08

Irradiated fuel by road

Hinkley Point

90

138

55

37

16

Dungeness

63

137

100

122

71

Wylfa

87

155

151

145

76

Oldbury

52

79

20

46

33

Bradwell

48

85

83

40

0

Sizewell

52

88

62

66

41

Chapelcross

23

1

117

0

0

Hunterston

25

41

44

34

3

Torness

21

27

32

29

24

Heysham

48

49

64

87

56

Hartlepool

15

32

33

25

17

Winfrith

47

38

0

0

0

Irradiated fuel by rail( 1)

405

852

n/a

n/a

n/a

Hunterston

45

41

4

Torness

42

39

32

Heysham

59

52

38

Hartlepool

36

28

22

Hinkley Point

52

39

21

Dungeness

68

85

50

Wylfa

135

131

52

Oldbury

14

42

33

Bradwell

57

33

0

Sizewell

37

67

32

Waste (not irradiated fuel)

Drigg (to Sellafield)

210

249

172

(1) Since 2005-06, rail movement data have been allocated against specific sites

Radioactive Wastes: Waste Disposal

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will place in the Library the results of the work of Dr. Tim Stone on nuclear new build decommissioning and long-term waste management cost allocation. [181021]

Malcolm Wicks: Dr. Stone was appointed in January 2007 to act as advisor to the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Chief Secretary of the Treasury on financing the costs of decommissioning, waste management and disposal for new nuclear power stations.

Dr. Stone’s work has informed the clauses on nuclear waste management and decommissioning in the Energy Bill which was introduced into Parliament on 10 January 2008. Draft guidance, to underpin the Bill clauses, will be published for consultation in February/March of this year.

Regional Government: Brussels

Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1343-44W, on regional government: Brussels, how many staff are employed in each office. [179659]

Mr. Dhanda: I have been asked to reply.

Details of staff employed by regional offices in Brussels are tabled as follows.


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In most cases the offices are funded by a combination of regional and sub-regional partners, including regional development agencies, local authorities and regional assemblies.

Title of office Number of staff( 1) Vacancies( 1)

East of England Brussels office

(2)5.5

England’s East Midlands European office

4

1

London European office

7

North East England in Europe

4

1

North West Brussels office

2

South East England Brussels office

2

South West UK Brussels office

6

West Midlands in Europe office

7

1

Yorkshire in Europe

4

(1) Position at January 2008
(2) Full-time equivalent numbers, seven staff in total employed including part-time staff.

Health

Departmental Managers

Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total value is of the remuneration package, excluding bonuses, of the director general of the commercial directorate of his Department. [162383]

Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 12 November 2007]: The total value of the remuneration package on appointment for Mr. Wheeler, director general, commercial directorate was a salary in the range of £185,000 to £190,000, a one-off relocation package of up to £35,000 and contributions to accommodation in the United Kingdom of £8,400 a month. Mr. Wheeler is subsequently able to claim for up to two business class flights to the United States each year. Mr. Wheeler is a member of the civil service pension scheme.

Departmental Marketing

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many posters or displays there are in the offices of his Department and its agencies displaying the names and photographs of Ministers; and what the cost has been of producing such posters or displays in the last five years. [179845]

Mr. Bradshaw: The Department and its agencies have not centrally produced any posters or displays for the specific use of displaying the names and photographs of Ministers in its buildings.

Departmental Telephone Services

Rob Marris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many 0845 or similar cost telephone numbers are used by (a) his Department, (b) the NHS and (c) related departmental bodies for public access to services. [179201]


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