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Lord Sainsbury of Turville: DTI officials have discussed BT's plans for its ADSL rollout with it on a number of occasions, but the details of the rollout are a commercial matter for BT. The independent telecommunications regulator, OFTEL, has been working to ensure effective competition in the provision of ADSL and other broadband services. Once BT has installed ADSL on local lines, it will be required to give service providers access to its upgraded system on non-discriminatory terms. OFTEL is also requiring BT to open up its local loop to other operators so that they can compete in the provision of broadband access. The Government believe that competition, both from other ADSL providers and other high speed services such as broadband cable, is the best way to ensure that access to broadband services is affordable for both consumers and small businesses.
The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Hayman): Parliamentary approval to expenditure arising from the Factortame case is being sought in the Main Estimate for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Class X, Vote 2). Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £9,735 million is being met by repayable advances from the Contingencies Fund.
|District Health Authority||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999|
|Barking and Havering||43||30||41||43||44|
|Bexley and Greenwich||43||59||72||87||81|
|Brent and Harrow||272||257||259||236||286|
|Camden and Islington||135||138||182||187||171|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||241||287||290||350||351|
|East London and The City||398||402||427||438||442|
|Enfield and Haringey||140||154||190||167||198|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster||128||162||156||124||153|
|Kingston and Richmond||27||25||19||31||31|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||198||235||226||241||242|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth||104||103||132||106||104|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest||131||131||194||163||164|
|London Region Total||2,042||2,190||2,411||2,444||2,509|
Public Health Laboratory Service.