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Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the pesticides and pest repellent chemicals that have been withdrawn from use in commercial products following EU directives in the last five years; and what the reason was for their withdrawal in each case. 
Mr. Morley: Directive 91/414/EEC concerns the marketing of plant protection products (these are basically pesticides and pest repellent chemicals used in agriculture). From 1998 to 2002 the following chemicals were withdrawn from the market under the first stage of the 91/414/EEC review programme: chlozolinate; dinoterb; DNOC, fentin acetate; fentin hydroxide; fenvalerate; lindane; monolinuron; pyrazophos and quintozene. Decisions to withdraw a further 8 chemicals have been taken but in all these cases the marketing can continue into 20032004.
Chlozolinate, fenvalerate, monolinuron and pyrazophos were withdrawn because the companies concerned did not provide, sufficient information to support their review. The other chemicals were withdrawn because they did not meet the requirements laid down in Directive 91/414/EEC. In all these cases concerns were expressed regarding the safety of operators potentially exposed to the chemicals and for some there were also concerns regarding the behaviour of the chemicals in the environment and their possible impact on non-target organisms.
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Finally, marketing authorisations for 320 chemicals throughout the EU (of which 45 had UK approvals) will be withdrawn in July 2003 (although a few ''essential uses'' of some of these chemicals can continue to 2007). In all these cases withdrawal arises because the companies concerned have not supported the chemicals in the second and third stages of the review programme.
Mr. Alan Reid: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she plans to publish her response to the PB Power Report Concept Study-Western Offshore Transmission Grid published in February. 
Joan Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the estimated cost is of delivering a 100,000 solar PV roof programme funded by 50 per cent. capital grants by 2010; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Wilson: The Government Industry Photovoltaic Group Report of March 2001 recommended ''The most effective means of encouraging the deployment of PV in the UK would be a major Market Stimulation Programme featuring a 50 per cent. capital grant for 70,000 domestic roofs and a similar grant scheme for larger nondomestic buildings costing around #150 million over 10 years.'' Taken together this is equivalent to a 100,000 PV roofs programme.
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the public consultation held on the proposals for a nuclear liabilities management authority; how many responses were made to the consultation; and if she will place copies of consultation submissions in the Library. 
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the purpose, agenda and attendance of each workshop held with stakeholders on the energy White Paper; and if she will make a statement on the outcomes of each. 
Mr. Wilson: We organised expert workshops with stakeholders to stimulate debate on energy issues with a view to informing the preparation of the Energy White Paper. The workshops covered a wide range of issues and included three opening workshops in London,
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Glasgow and Newport, a final integrative conference in London and workshops on regional issues, energy policy and long term carbon reductions, energy efficiency renewables and the energy implications of PIU energy review. Workshops and focus groups were also held with the general public. These workshops contributed to the 6,500 contributions received to the consultation. Details are being posted on the DTI's web site at http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/developep/reports.shtml.
Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the (a) technical feasibility and (b) cost of converting the dry store for spent magnox fuel at Wylfa into a hardened sub-surface storage vault. 
Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much capital grant funding is available from 2002 to 2006 for the (a) offshore wind, (b) biomass and (c) solar PV industries as a result of the Comprehensive Spending Review; and if she will make a statement. 
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the progress made in implementing regional assessments and targets for renewable energy provisions; and what effect they have on the planning and promotion at regional and local level of on-shore wind farms. 
Mr. Wilson: The Government initiated regional assessments throughout all regions in the UK. These studies identified each region's renewable energy resource. This information is now available on the DTI Website at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/renewable/oxera report.pdf.
Development plans provide the basis for decisions on specific development proposals. These ensure that planning decisions are not arbitrary and that developers have a measure of certainty about what development is allowed.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications to develop (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms her Department has received in each year since 1997; and how many of these have been approved. 
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Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harrow, West (Mr. Thomas) of 17 October 2002, Official Report, c. 891W, what criteria are being used in the development of the United Kingdom wind speed database. 
The data is the result of an air flow model that estimates the effect of topography on wind speed. Each value stored in the database is the estimated average windspeed for a 1 km square at 10m, 25m and 45m above ground level. The database does not take account of local thermally driven winds, topography on a small scale or local surface roughness. The data is intended as a guide to be followed by on-site measurements.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the United Kingdom's energy is generated from wind energy; and what percentage it will have to be if the Renewables Obligation is to be met in 2010. 
Mr. Wilson: In 2001 0.03 per cent. of the total primary inland consumption of energy in the United Kingdom was accounted for by onshore and offshore wind, with all renewable sources together accounting for 1.3 per cent. Electricity generated from wind accounted for 0.3 per cent. of electricity sold in the UK in 2001 with all renewable sources eligible for the renewables obligation together accounting for 1.5 per cent.
The Government have a target for 10 per cent. of licensed electricity supplies in the UK to be generated from sources eligible for the Renewables Obligation by 2010, but this Obligation is a market based approach and the deployment levels for individual renewables technologies are for the industry rather than the Government. We would, however, expect a significant contribution to the 10 per cent. target to be from onshore and offshore wind energy.
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