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Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what visits to promote British business Ministers from her Department have made to the candidate countries of the European Union in the last six months; and what plans Ministers in her Department have to visit those countries in the next six months. 
Mr. Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which United Kingdom companies the Export Credits Guarantee Department (a) is supporting and (b) has previously supported regarding the (i) Mauban power plant and (ii) transmission networks associated with the Mauban power plant in the Philippines. 
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Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what investigations she has made into the manufacture and foreign sale of fragmentation grenade land mines by P.W. Defence Ltd. 
Investigation of allegations relating to the international supply, or intended supply, of anti-personnel mines is a matter for HM Customs and Excise. Customs are fully aware of recent allegations. However, it is not Customs' general practice to comment publicly about the existence or nature of any investigations of individuals or companies not yet accused of criminal offences. To do so could risk prejudicing any on-going inquiries or future criminal proceedings.
Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on her policy towards Commission proposals for the adoption of an energy products tax directive. 
The Government support the principle of an energy products directive, recognising the benefits of co-ordination of environmental taxes at EU level. This is needed to solve cross-border environmental problems, such as global warming, where member states need to act together to prevent a lack of EU action undermining the achievement of environmental objectives through member states' own national tax policies.
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will list the publicity and advertising campaigns run by her Department in each of the last four years, specifying the (a) purpose, (b) cost to public funds, (c) number of staff involved and (d) method of evaluation in each case. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which Bills introduced by her Department in the last five years have contained sunset clauses; and what plans she has for the future use of such clauses. 
I understand that Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in co-operation with Scottish Enterprise, is undertaking a study into the availability of LPG in Scotland. We expect this study to report its findings in July this year.
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If the wholesale or retail price for vehicle fuel raises competition concerns it should be brought to the attention of the Director General of Fair Trading, who is responsible for investigating allegations of anti- competitive behaviour. The Director General has investigated allegations of differential pricing in Highlands and Islands by oil companies and has found that the competition legislation has not been breached.
The issue of the level of fuel taxation needs to be reviewed in the context of the overall cost of motoring taxes. Independent research commissioned by my Department has shown that the levels of taxation paid by private motorists in Scotland are lower than in other European countries such as Netherlands, Finland, Ireland and even Portugal.
The Scottish Executive assists rural petrol stations through the operation of the rural petrol station grant (RPSG) scheme. This scheme aims to help maintain a network of rural petrol stations by assisting rural petrol stations to meet the cost of tank and pump replacement and to deal with ground water problems. This was expanded to include the installation of LPG tanks and dispensers in 2000. To date, 41 rural petrol stations have been supported under the RPSG scheme. Total awards made since the scheme commenced in 1998 are now £856,765.
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications have been received by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission; how many have been processed; how many have been referred to the Court of Appeal; and with what result. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the estimated level of losses to fraud and corruption was in (a) her Department's Vote 1 budget and (b) her Department's Vote 2 budget for (i) 19992000 and (ii) 200001. 
Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what rules apply to the disclosure of interests on the part of those serving on public bodies which are responsible to her Department. 
Mrs. Liddell: All advisory and executive non- departmental public bodies are required to adopt a board members' code, based on guidance produced by the Cabinet Office, and they should have registers of interests. The definition of interests is ultimately for individual Departments since they are best placed to decide what might be thought to influence members of their non- departmental public bodies.
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The Scotland Office sponsors one NDPB, the Boundary Commission for Scotland. The relevant code of practice, "Boundary Commission for Scotland Code of Practice for Commissioners" is currently being produced and will be available shortly on the Commission's website at www.bcomm-scotland.gov.uk.
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