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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reconsider his decision not to allow representatives of the 1 Battalion of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment to take part in the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Imjin, planned to take place next April in Korea. 
Mr. Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what documentation has been prepared by his Department for the TRIPS Council to demonstrate compliance of the United Kingdom intellectual property law with the TRIPS Agreement; what response his Department has received from the TRIPS Council and other bodies to which such documentation was addressed; and if he will place copies of such documentation and responses in the Library. 
Dr. Howells: As required by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, the United Kingdom notified its main dedicated intellectual property laws and regulations to the WTO. These were published by the WTO during 1996 in documents with the references IP/N/1GBR/1, IP/N/1/GBR/C/1, IP/N/1/GBR/C/2, IP/N/1/GBR/T/1, IP/N/1/GBR/T/2, IP/N/1/GBR/G/1, IP/N/1/GBR/G/2, IP/N/1/GBR/D/1, IP/N/1/GBR/D/2, IP/N/1/GBR/P/1, IP/N/1/GBR/P/2, IP/N/1/GBR/P/3, IP/N/1/GBR/L/1, IP/N/1/GBR/U/1, IP/N/2/GBR/1 and IP/N/6/GBR/1.
The United Kingdom participated in reviews of developed country WTO Members' TRIPS implementing legislation carried out by the TRIPS Council throughout 1996 and 1997. Records of introductory statement made by the United Kingdom delegation, questions put to the United Kingdom delegation and the responses given
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were published by the WTO in four documents with references IP/Q/GBR/1, IP/Q2/GBR/1, IP/Q3/GBR/1 and IP/Q4/GBR/1.
Mr. Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government will submit evidence on the national minimum wage to the Low Pay Commission; and if the evidence will be published. 
Mr. Byers: The Government have submitted their evidence to the Low Pay Commission today. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. It is also available on the DTI website www.dti.gov.uk/er/nmw
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list each new publication issued by her Department since 1997; and what the total cost was to the Department of each publication. 
Clare Short: The majority of the Department for International Development's publications are listed in the Department's Publications Catalogue, which is updated on a six-monthly basis and is available in the Library of the House. It would be disproportionately expensive to list the total cost to the Department of each individual publication produced since 1997.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her Department's spending on official publications was for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01; and what the planned expenditure is for 2001-02. 
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Mr. Pond: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she plans to publish the Government's new White Paper on Globalisation and Development; and if she will make a statement. 
We are living at a time of profound historical change. One in five of the world's population--two thirds of them women--live in abject poverty, at a time of growing material plenty. If the poorest countries can be drawn into the global economy, and get increasing access to modern knowledge and technology, we could move forward to a period of massive progress and the removal of abject poverty from the human condition. But if this is not done, we will see growing poverty, marginalisation, conflict and environmental degradation.
We need to work collectively to tackle the problems of conflict and corruption, boost investment in education and health, spread the benefits of technology and research, strengthen the international financial system, reduce barriers to trade, tackle environmental problems and make development assistance more effective.
This White Paper sets out the Government's policies in these areas. It reflects our commitment to work across all parts of Government in order to work with other governments and international institutions to significantly reduce poverty. It provides an agenda for managing globalisation in a way that will help to ensure that the new wealth, technology and knowledge being generated brings benefits to the world's poor.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each of the last five years the target month for completing the flu vaccination programme and the target take-up rates to be achieved by that time together with the rates actually achieved. 
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Yvette Cooper: No target month is set for the completion of influenza immunisations and therefore no target take-up rates were set. This year, for the first time, we have set a target of 60 per cent. uptake in those aged 65 years and over.
Ms Stuart: Details surrounding the arrangements for proposals to introduce a patient advocacy and liaison service are outlined in chapter 10 of the National Health Service Plan. We held a series of national stakeholder seminars to develop the detail of the policy based on the best practice from community health councils and others. We will disseminate the results at a national event early in the new year.
Mr. Denham: The Chief Medical Officer has conducted an investigation into organ retention in the National Health Service which includes a census of all organs in England. An analysis is being carried out and the results will be available in due course. Health services in Wales are the responsibility of the National Assembly for Wales.
The legislation in this context is an amendment to the Local Government Act 2000; accordingly guidance will be issued to local authorities by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Concurrently, the Department will issue guidance to the NHS on its roles and responsibilities in relation to the new scrutiny arrangements.
The NHS will have a duty to provide information to local authority overview and scrutiny committees which will make reports and recommendations to health bodies based on the review of that information.
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