Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what scientific evidence has been received in respect of white asbestos and the proposed control of asbestos at work regulations.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been paid in compensation to councils in the UK in respect of damage to roads and infrastructure during the foot and mouth disease outbreak; and if she will estimate the sums still to be agreed and paid.
Mr Peter Duncan: What recent representations he has received on the expansion of rail freight.
Mr Peter Duncan: The Minister will be aware that the Government's target for the increase in rail freight is 80 per cent., and some 43 per cent. of that needs to be delivered through the completion of the west coast main line. What is the projected mix of passengers and freight on that line, given its crucial importance to the Scottish economy? Exactly when is it going to be rescued from its current state of...
Mr Peter Duncan: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for allowing me to intervene on this important section of his impressive speech. The hon. Gentleman is detailing his concerns about the anticipated decline in nuclear power and saying that he and his party will oppose it here, in the Scottish Parliament and, if necessary, on the picket lines outside planning offices. How does he plan to replace that power...
Mr Peter Duncan: The hon. Gentleman rightly points out that the SNP is trying to create splits and division. I accept that, but as a Scottish Conservative who has a genuine interest in creating unity in the United Kingdom, I do not understand it. Before we began the debate, the confusion seemed to be whether this issue was the responsibility of Holyrood or Westminster. It now seems that either it is the...
Mr Peter Duncan: What is the hon. Gentleman's response to the statistic that the entire wind capacity in Scotland comes to only 20 per cent. and that that capacity would be lost if Cockenzie power station closed and was not replaced?
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the annual saving in handling costs is anticipated when benefits payments are changed to automated credit transfer.
Mr Peter Duncan: What proportion of the investment of CDC Capital Partners last year was in poor countries.
Mr Peter Duncan: The Secretary of State will recall that the Opposition said that investment in the poorest countries would decline and it gives us no pleasure to point out that, sadly, that has borne fruit. What will she say to the poor and vulnerable farmers in sub-Saharan Africa who see investment programmes in agriculture cancelled and replaced by investment in shopping malls and mobile telephone companies?
Mr Peter Duncan: The Minister will be aware that one of the greatest threats to the continuing viability of livestock markets is the fact that foot and mouth disease valuation payments to certain businesses remain outstanding. When can those businesses expect to be paid?
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations have been made to the European Commission in respect of dumping of polyurethane film products.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims have been lodged by former miners for (a) Vibration White Finger and (b) respiratory diseases in Galloway and Upper Nithsdale constituency.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the projected balance of trade in natural gas is for (a) this year and (b) each of the next five years.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what account is taken of the religious and cultural values of people in developing countries before her Department funds organisations providing sexual and reproductive health assistance.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive on the consequences for energy supply of section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the President of the Council what representations he has received on the responsibilities of hon. Members under the Data Protection Act 1998; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if all documentation and forms issued by his Department are available in formats suitable for the visually impaired.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what procedures are used to consult other jurisdictions prior to the release of (a) marine and (b) air accident inquiry reports.
Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what date the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents received representation from the Attorney General of the Isle of Man on the release of the MAIB report on the Solway Harvester sinking.