Parliamentary Questions - Written Replies

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THE EC: The UK's percentage share of receipts from the European Regional Development Fund has fallen from 20.4 per cent in 1985 to 9.3 per cent in 1991, Timothy Sainsbury, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, told Peter Shore (Lab, Bethnal Green and Stepney).

MAD COW DISEASE: The incidence of BSE is likely to peak this year, Nicholas Soames, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, said. Evidence continues to show that the ruminant feed ban introduced in July 1988 is the key measure that will lead to total eradication of the disease by the end of the 1990s, he said.

MENTAL HEALTH: There may be further consultation following the large number of responses to the Law Commission's April 1991 paper, Mentally Handicapped Adults and Decision Making, John Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary at the Lord Chancellor's Department, said.

POLICE CELLS: Greater Manchester Police has been paid pounds 40,121,851.19 for holding prisoners in police cells since April 1990, Peter Lloyd, Minister of State at the Home Office, said.

Business today

Commons: Agriculture questions; Prime Minister's questions. Debate on the programme and themes of Britain's EC presidency. Lords: Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill, Third Reading. Scottish rateable values orders. Debate on UK's EC presidency.