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Mr. Bruce George: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recommendations made by the Trade and Industry Committee in its seventh report of 1995-96 have been (a) implemented and (b) are in the process of being implemented. 
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what fines British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. has had to pay in each year since 1971, arising from safety and environmental breaches at Sellafield, Chapelcross, Springfields and the magnox nuclear stations. 
|Fatal accident, Chapelcross||200|
|Accident to Radiographer, Sellafield||500|
|Overladen motor vehicle, Springfields||200|
|Beach discharge incident, Sellafield||10,000|
|Site transfers of fuel without functioning instrumentation package and alarm system, Sellafield||1,000|
|Accident resulting in injury to contractor, Chapenhurst||1,500|
|Discharge of trade effluent into Black Beck, Sellafield||800|
|Discharge of trade effluent into River Calder, Sellafield||1,200|
|Disposal of radioactive waste from HMS Inskip, Springfields||7,500|
|Breach of Site Licence Condition (Unauthorised Override Incident), Sellafield||6,000|
|Breach of Site Licence condition (Internal Flask Movement), Sellafield||15,000|
|Radiological contamination of contractor, Sellafield||25,000|
|Non-radiological (Pipe Bridge) incident, Sellafield||20,000|
|Caustic Soda release into Calder River, Sellafield||32,500|
|Solvent release to trade drain to River Ribble, Springfields||20,000|
|Failing to take proper care when working with asbestos-- Oldbury||5,000|
Chapelcross and Calder Hall magnox power stations have always been owned by BNFL and all their prosecutions are included. Prosecutions for the other magnox stations are only shown after 30 January 1998 when Magnox Electric plc (originally part of CEGB) was integrated into BNFL.
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Mr. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the locations of the medical assessment centres in Scotland being used for conducting (a) spirometry and (b) other tests required in connection with the payment of compensation for respiratory diseases. 
Mrs. Liddell: Spirometry testing has been conducted at four centres in Scotland, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lochore (Fife) and Drongan (Ayr). In addition to the 4,080 spirometry assessment carried out at centres, the Department has also assessed 346 claimants in their homes.
The centres at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lochore have now been fully adapted for the more detailed medical requirements of the main Medical Assessment Process (MAP), along with a new centre in Ayr itself. The future needs for additional MAP centres will be kept under review.
Mr. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the annual costs were of the medical assessment centres in Scotland used to provide medical tests to compensation claimants suffering respiratory diseases in each of the last three years. 
Mrs. Liddell: In March last year, the DTI awarded the contract to carry out the national programme of spirometry to Healthcall Services Limited. To date DTI have paid Healthcall £155,090 in fees to test claimants in Scotland.
Mr. Byers: The net estimated outturn for the Enterprise Fund in 1999-2000 (£48.5 million on page 41 of Cm. 4611) is consistent with the figures shown on page 198 (£57.88 million) which are gross, and from which must be deducted the figures for the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme Premium Receipts and Recoveries shown on page 199 (£9.38 million).
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(3) what discussions he has had with Ford about the ending of car making at its Dagenham plant; 
(4) what recent discussions he has had with Ford concerning competitiveness in car manufacturing in (a) Germany and (b) the UK. 
Ford is currently undertaking a review on the whole of their European operations. The outcome of the review is not known and no announcements are expected until after the review has been completed. Any comment at this stage on possible implications for any of Ford's UK operations would therefore be premature and counterproductive.
Mr. Byers: Ford is currently undertaking a review on the whole of its European operations. The outcome of the review is not known and no announcements are expected until after the review has been completed. Any comment at this stage on possible implications for any of Ford's UK operations would therefore be premature and counterproductive.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he (a) has had in the last two months and (b) plans in the next three months with the EU over the block exemption of motor distribution from the competition regime. 
Mr. Byers: My officials have discussed the issues raised by the cars block exemption with their counterparts in the Commission's Competition Directorate on several occasions in the past two months. They intend to remain in close contact with the European Commission in the coming months on this issue. I have also raised the matter personally with Commissioner Monti and will continue to do so.
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Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will announce the amount of grant that is available for the coal industry over the next two years; and what factors will determine the level of grant to be paid. 
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