Politics: Questions and Answers

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Ecstasy Testing:

George Howarth, a Home Office Minister, said in response to James Clappison (Hertsmere) that kits testing for the presence of ecstasy are of doubtful value. But the Government does not intend to introduce specific controls on the supply of the kits.

Sudan:

Clare Short, the Secretary of State for International Development, told Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley) that she had approved further British contributions during May totalling pounds 6.23m, bringing the overall assistance to Sudan since February to pounds 10.23m.

Abattoir:

Jeff Rooker, the Agriculture Minister, told Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington) that a confidential help line had been set up for Meat Hygiene Service employees who are intimidated or threatened by their colleagues or employers.

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