§ Annabelle Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from(a) the First Minister of Scotland and (b) the Secretary of State for Scotland since 13 June 2003 concerning the compensation of hepatitis C victims in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Browne
[holding answer 7 July 2003]: My right hon. Friend has regular contact with both the First Minister of the Scottish Executive and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland on a number of issues.