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Results 1–20 of 1793 for speaker:Mr Simon Thomas

Written Answers — Home Department: Prevention of Terrorism Bill (7 Apr 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the legal advice he has received regarding derogation from Article 5 of the European Charter of Human Rights for provisions under the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Employment (6 Apr 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: Today's decision by Dairy Farmers of Britain to close the Llangadog creamery, which will also affect the milk bottling plant in Cardiff, shows the difficulty that we have in the dairy industry in Wales at the moment. What can the Secretary of State say for dairy farmers throughout south Wales and about the job losses being experienced by that industry? What steps can he, with the National...

Written Answers — Treasury: Listed Places of Worship (4 Apr 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will allow listed places of worship under his Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme to reclaim VAT paid on renovations and improvements which are designed to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2000.

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Iraq (Legal Advice) (4 Apr 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Solicitor-General on what date the legal advice from Professor Greenwood relating to the war in Iraq was received; and how much was paid for the advice.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (24 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her Department's assessment is of the environmental sustainability of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (24 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether breaches of the World Bank's involuntary resettlement policy (OD 4.30) constitute breaches of the project agreements for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (24 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what audits of record-keeping have been carried out by her Department on (a) quality control and (b) health and safety on the Turkey section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (24 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) when the Export Credits Guarantee Department was supplied with a copy of Trevor Osborne's 18 June 2004 report on the field assessment of coating damage to the Georgian pipeline; and when she first read the report; (2) when the Export Credits Guarantee Department first received the results of ShawCor tests on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (24 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessments of alternative anti-corrosion systems were requested by the Export Credits Guarantee Department prior to the selection of SPC 2888 for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

Written Answers — Treasury: Office of Government Commerce (23 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many suppliers are included on the list of pre-qualified suppliers maintained by the Office of Government Commerce's buying solutions; and how many are located in Wales.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many breaches of World Bank guidelines by the monitoring consultants for the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline during implementation have been identified and reported to her Department.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many incidents of land being used outside the 28-metre Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline corridor have been reported to her; (2) whether the use of unexpropriated land outside the 28-metre corridor in relation to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project constitutes a breach of loan agreements.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what requirements she places on project sponsors to provide her with relevant reports on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what reports she has received regarding compliance by (a) BOTAS and (b) its subcontractors with appropriate standards on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether BP has informed her of the concerns raised by its operations department with regard to certifying the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline as fit for purpose.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she was first informed that the cathodic protection system used on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline was vulnerable to being rendered inoperative by coating corrosion.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether she has monitored the expropriation of land for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project in Turkey using emergency powers under Article27 of the Turkish Expropriation Law; (2) what monitoring she has undertaken of compliance by BTC with the agreed resettlement action plan for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she was first informed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department that SPC 2888, proposed to be used on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, had not previously been used on a pipeline with polyethylene coating.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iraq (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he included the text of the full advice from the Attorney-General on the war in Iraq with the correspondence he sent to his ministerial colleagues in advance of the debate on 18 March 2003.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Attorney-General (21 Mar 2005)

Mr Simon Thomas: To ask the Prime Minister whether the Attorney-General attended the whole of the meeting of the Cabinet on 17 March 2003.


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