HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc890-1W
Mr. Breed

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer of 11 February 2002,Official Report, column 584W, on LGC, if she will list (a) the dates of each contact and (b) the amount spent on each contract by her Department. [52245]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 25 April 2002]: Pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2002, Official Report, columns 88–89W, on LGC, the dates of each contract are as follows:

Project title Start End
Develop a novel molecular typing method for comparison of food borne pathogens using VTEC as a model organism 1 May 1999 30 April 2001
Efficacy testing of disinfectants used in the food industry against a range of pathogens including E coli 0157 1 May 1998 31 October 1999
Processing LINK Offers of Grant 1 August 1999 31 July 2002
Organochlorine residues in poultry resulting from the use of hyperchlorinated water in poultry washes 28 October 1997 27 April 1998
Chain of custody audit at Institute of Animal Health 1 October 2001 31 March 2002
Development of a Sensitive and Specific Molecular Typing Method for the Epidemiological Study of Salmonella 1 January 2000 31 March 2002
Investigation of glufosinate residue analysis in potatoes, soya products, legume and maize 1 November 2000 31 August 2001
Development of methods for the determination of thyreostats in poultry and bovine livers 1 January 2001 31 March 2001
BSE Testing in Cattle 1 November 2001 31 October 2002
Analytical Work on Veterinary Residues in Foodstuffs of Animal Origin 1 January 1999 31 December 2003
National Scrapie Plan 'Blood Sampling' 8 October 2001 7 October 2004
Feasibility Study of the Determination of Oestrone, etc. in Drinking Waters 20 May 1998 20 June 1998
Analysis of Oestrone, Oestradiol and Ethynyl Oestradiol—Supervision of Performance Tests 16 October 1998 31 October 1999
Investigation of Solvent Contamination Incidents and Provision of Scientific Advice on Drinking Water. Quality and Health Issues 16 October 1998 31 August 2001
Leaching of Lead from Approved u-PVC Water Supply Pipes 21 January 1999 5 July 1999
Consolidate two GCMS methods for the determination of three oestrogen steroids in water and review of the potential for determining the same steroids using LCMSMS 6 March 2000 31 May 2000
Exposure to chloropropanol isomers via polyamines 15 October 2001 31 March 2002

The amount spent on each contract cannot be disclosed for reasons of commercial confidentiality. From information held centrally the total value of the contracts is £15,750,792. Inquiries on the values of individual contracts should be directed to the Chief Executive of the Laboratory of Government Chemist.