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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Defence (26 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: The Secretary of State will have heard the Prime Minister state yesterday that no final decisions had been taken on the future of the Scottish regiments. He will also be aware that the Defence Secretary stated last month in a parliamentary debate that the only option was to abolish the six Scottish regiments and merge the battalions into one or two Scottish super-regiments. Can the Secretary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Defence (26 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: Infantry regiments have been cut under the Labour Government. If no final decision has been taken, is it not time that the Secretary of State for Transport took more seriously his role as Secretary of State for Scotland and stood up for Scotland on the issue? One Scottish manager may have had his decision deferred for another day, but the verdict on this Scottish manager will be cruel if he...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Accounts (11 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of successful applicants for the pension credit have elected to receive payments to Post Office Card Accounts to date.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Newsagents (11 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment has been made of the number of independent newsagents that have closed during the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (4 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he proposes to update assessed average rental values used in the calculation of entitlement to housing benefit.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Electricity (4 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on her policy towards locational pricing structures for electricity transmission.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Nuclear Power Plants (4 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive on the future of nuclear energy generation in Scotland.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Rural Phone Boxes (4 Oct 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on Government policy on BT's proposed withdrawal of rural phone boxes.

Written Answers — Scotland: Black Watch Museum (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to visit the Black Watch Museum in Perth.

Written Answers — Scotland: Boundary Commission for Scotland (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received the final report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.

Written Answers — Scotland: Business Competitiveness (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the First Minister to discuss business competitiveness in Scotland.

Written Answers — Scotland: Correspondence (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to his evidence to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee on 29 June, what steps he has taken to improve the performance of his Department in responding to correspondence.

Written Answers — Scotland: Gershon Review (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what effect he expects the Gershon review of Civil Service manpower to have on payments to the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

Written Answers — Scotland: Ministerial Responsibility (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list the policy decisions he has made as Secretary of State for Scotland and Transport; (2) if he will list the policy issues on which he has responsibility both as Secretary of State for Scotland and Secretary of State for Transport.

Written Answers — Scotland: Scottish Executive Secondees (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff in his Department are on secondment from the Scottish Executive.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Office Card Accounts (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what revised guidance has been issued to post offices on the marketing of Post Office Card Accounts during the last three months.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many inquiries have been received by the pension credit application line in each calendar month since creation.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (16 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of residents of Dumfries and Galloway are in receipt of pension credit.

Strategic Defence Strategy (Scotland) (15 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that today is the 64th anniversary of battle of Britain day. It is a significant anniversary, given that that battle brought together troops from local communities across the United Kingdom. Today's debate is on the UK armed forces. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for North Tayside (Pete Wishart) for having secured it. I am sure that many slips of...

Strategic Defence Strategy (Scotland) (15 Sep 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: The Secretary of State will recall that I highlighted the reduction of 6,500 in our troop complement. That does not strike me as the actions of a Government who are taking the issue of overstretch seriously. The demands on our armed forces cannot be indefinitely expanded to meet growing demands without impacting on those serving. That has been recognised across the Army, not least of all in...


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