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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 13 December 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 13 December, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, what his policy is in respect of the publication of records of meetings of the Committee.
(142135)
2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, on what date the Committee authorised expenditure on fig trees for the atrium of Portcullis House; and what budget was allocated for this purpose.
(142134)
3  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what evidence his Department has procured on the possible correlation between seal populations and the decline in fish stocks.
(142123)
4  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the work of the Agricultural Land Tribunal over the past three years.
(142297)
5  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142715)
6  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the export of live farm animals.
(142797)
7  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list (a) the number of applications for visits by the Farm Business Advisory Service in Somerset to date, (b) the number of applications received for registration as consultants and (c) the number of consultants appointed.
(142154)
8  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) her Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142708)
9  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee, what is the policy of the Refreshment Department towards the supply to customers of shark-fin soup.
(142120)
10  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142711)
11  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who the Lottery Commissioners met on their visit to the USA; if he will instruct the Lottery Commissioners to request a Standard and Poor analysis of all of the respective partners of (a) Camelot and (b) The People's Lottery bids for the National Lottery.
(142567)
12  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the cost/benefit analysis applied to the peritonitis experiments conducted on pigs at Porton Down; and if he will make a statement.
(142129)
13  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation with the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee took place on the welfare implications of the research into food poisoning of ferrets prior to this procedure's commencement; and if he will make a statement.
(142117)
14  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the cost/benefit analysis applied to the Sarin experiments conducted on marmosets at Porton Down; and if he will make a statement.
(142127)
15  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the procedures used in the peritonitis experiments conducted on pigs at Porton Down; if the pigs were anaesthetised; and what measures were taken to protect the pigs' welfare.
(142130)
16  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what cost-benefit analysis was conducted in respect of the food poisoning experiments on ferrets at Porton Down; and if he will make a statement.
(142118)
17  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the use of electric shock-collars in dog training.
(142122)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the procedure used in the Sarin experiments on marmosets at Porton Down; and how the monkeys' welfare was protected.
(142128)
19  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142710)
20  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will report progress on the re-accreditation of national vocational qualifications.
(142296)
21  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142713)
22  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will assess the final report of the Nuffield Languages Inquiry, 'Languages: The Next Generation'; and if he will make a statement.
(141492)
23  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, for each local education authority in England for 2000-01, the amount of standards fund grant (a) contribution received from central government, (b) contributed by the local education authority, (c) devolved directly to schools and (d) spent centrally by the local education authority in total.
(142488)
24  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the process is by which costs borne by the Employment Service relating to the provision of services under the New Deal are repaid from the New Deal budget; and if he will list the sums transferred in each of the last three years.
(142489)
25  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps is he taking to ensure that British Sign Language is adequately taught to deaf children in schools.
(142537)
26  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received from youth organisations on the effects of having their volunteers checked by the Civil Records Bureau.
(142699)
27  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to improve (a) access to courses in, and (b) recognition of, British Sign Language teaching.
(142536)
28  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools in (a) London and (b) the rest of England take part in schemes to promote walking to school.
(142198)
29  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will provide statistical analysis of the professional background of those serving as school inspectors in England.
(142585)
30  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what overall average amount of funding per student English universities received in each of the last four years.
(142587)
31  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the percentage change in UK populations of species now deemed to be endangered of (a) mammals, (b) birds, (c) amphibians, (d) reptiles and (e) fish over the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
(142119)
32  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what nano-particle analysis has been carried out on incinerator emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(142125)
33  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) fatal and (b) other road traffic accidents were caused in the last year for which figures are available by vehicles travelling in excess of 100 mph; and how many individuals died as a result.
(142106)
34  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) derailments, (b) signals passed at danger and (c) tunnel collapses were reported in each month from September to December for (i) 1998, (ii) 1999 and (iii) 2000.
(141499)
35  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142723)
36  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to make available interest-free money for loan by local authorities and regeneration agencies for major capital projects.
(142295)
37  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the regeneration targets to be met by the South West Regional Development Agency.
(142693)
38  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the projects (a) being undertaken and (b) completed by the South West Regional Development Agency.
(142688)
39  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding will be made available to Devon County Council to finance the proposed right to roam network in respect of (a) the compilation of maps indicating land open to ramblers, (b) the cost of hiring extra wardens and (c) contingency funds for potential legal action involving landowners.
(142692)
40  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how the Government will allocate the extra resources that are needed to achieve the changes to be made to meet the targets in the new National Waste Strategy, the European Landfill Directive and the recent Best Value Performance Indicators on Recycling; how they will be allocated to (a) waste disposal authorities and (b) waste collection authorities in two tier areas; if they will be ring-fenced; and if they will be allocated via supplementary credit approvals.
(142727)
41  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many outstanding planning applications there are in England and Wales for base station masts for mobile telephony; how many are in (a) areas of outstanding natural beauty, (b) national parks and (c) national forests; and how many applications have been given consent in the last (1) three months and (2) six months.
(142728)
42  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from health and other academic experts about the distance between (a) settlements and (b) dwellings and the location of a base station mast for mobile telephony.
(142563)
43  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on planning and safety guidelines for the siting of base station masts for mobile telephony.
(142568)
44  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how the Government will protect local authorities if the targets in the National Waste Strategy change after waste disposal companies have introduced plant and infrastructure; and what compensation will be available for local authorities that have built energy-from-waste plants.
(142730)
45  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the changes which he is proposing to make, in responses to the Phillips Report on BSE, into the operation of the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, with special reference to the recommendations that (a) the secretariat is totally independent of his Department and should consist of administrators and not scientists, (b) the committee addresses risk assessment and not risk management, (c) the committee does not give policy advice and (d) the secretariat does not provide draft advice for the Committee.
(142571)
46  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how he proposes to ensure that, where the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment provides advice to him that will rely on research which has not been peer reviewed or previously published, the wider scientific and research community is informed of it in order to provide a check on the advice to government.
(142570)
47  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many times he has met staff of the Mayor of London to discuss the performance of London Underground.
(142689)
48  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects commuter rail services in the London area to return to the timetables in operation before the Hatfield crash.
(142697)
49  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to improve the traffic flow on the London Underground in peak hours on Mondays to Fridays.
(142574)
50  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the longest period is that an escalator has been out of commission on the London Underground in the last five years.
(142576)
51  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many escalators are out of commission on the London Underground.
(142579)
52  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to receive the final report of the inquiry into the Fifth Terminal at Heathrow Airport.
(142701)
53  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the decision was taken to hold an inquiry into the Fifth Terminal at Heathrow Airport.
(142703)
54  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent discussions has he had with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on ways in which to increase the speed of flow of traffic in the London metropolitan area.
(142530)
55  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what has been the cost to date of the inquiry into the Fifth Terminal at Heathrow Airport.
(142706)
56  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his latest estimate is of the cost of the inquiry into the building of the Fifth Terminal at Heathrow Airport.
(142704)
57  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he last met representatives of the London Hackney Carriage Trade to discuss the activities of unlicensed private hire vehicles in central London.
(142528)
58  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many dislocations in service have been recorded by London Underground in each of the past five years.
(142573)
59  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he next plans to meet leaders of the transport industry to discuss ways in which HGV vehicles can be discouraged from using roads in central London.
(142533)
60  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how long he estimates that Moorgate Underground Station will be closed to Northern Line passengers between 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
(142572)
61  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of current delays on (a) London Underground and (b) commuter rail services into London are due to shortages of (i) drivers and (ii) other staff.
(142698)
62  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the average time that an escalator in the London Underground under repair has been out of commission over the last five years.
(142578)
63  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the speed restrictions on the Heathrow Express to be lifted.
(142580)
64  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what percentage of landfill waste has been diverted to unlicensed sites in the last 12 months; and what action the Government is taking to address this.
(142526)
65  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent discussions he has held with transport safety organisations to discuss the level of (a) cyclist and (b) pedestrian casualties in metropolitan London.
(142535)
66  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many fatal accidents occurred on metropolitan London roads in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 2000.
(142532)
67  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to introduce regulations concerning competition between licensed taxis and (a) minicabs and (b) unlicensed operators in central London.
(142555)
68  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to curb the activity of unlicenced private hire vehicles in the centre of London
(142554)
69  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with mini-cab companies in central London concerning the (a) safety of vehicles and (b) training of drivers.
(142529)
70  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how long the up escalator at Kings Cross on the Victoria Line was out of order in 1999-2000.
(142577)
71  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many times in the last year he has met staff of the Mayor of London to discuss (a) the average speed of road traffic in London and (b) the ways in which the flow of traffic on London roads can be improved.
(142564)
72  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many contractors are available to London Underground when it tenders for the repair and maintenance of escalators.
(142575)
73  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many times in the last year he has met the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis to discuss the flow of traffic on London roads.
(142695)
74  
  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the average cost was for a prosecution brought against the owners of unlicensed vehicles in each of the last three years.
(142542)
75  
  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action his Department is taking to improve the arrangements for receiving revenue lost as a result of road vehicles not displaying road tax licences.
(142543)
76  
  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people were sent notification of intended prosecution for failure to display a road vehicle tax disc; and how much revenue was recovered as a result, in each of the last three years.
(142541)
77  
  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of unlicensed vehicles being used on UK roads; and what estimate he has made of the revenue lost as a result in the current financial year.
(142540)
78  
  
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls have been received by the Working Families Tax Credit Hotline to date (a) nationally and (b) in Scotland.
(142691)
79  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of beneficiaries and cost of extending the coverage of the widow's bereavement allowance to men.
(141496)
80  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims the Inland Revenue has received from men for the widow's bereavement allowance since November 1999; and how many have received payment.
(141495)
81  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the contribution of influenza and related conditions to the (a) 1998-99 and (b) 1999-2000 excess winter deaths for each region in England and for Wales.
(141560)
82  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if she will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) her Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142719)
83  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of the climate change levy for the china clay industry.
(142486)
84  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish agreements with business, including agreements with individual companies, groups of companies and sectors, relating to the climate change levy.
(141467)
85  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the (a) value and (b) percentage of the total income tax paid by each decile of earners for the latest year for which figures are available.
(142702)
86  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the organisations which he met in his official capacity during November, indicating the number of occasions on which he met each organisation.
(142538)
87  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library centrally collated incidences of sickness absence reported by managers in his Department for each month since they became available.
(142509)
88  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place his official diary for the month of July in the Library.
(142487)
89  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what issues were discussed at the last meeting of the British Overseas Territories Consultative Council; and if he will make a statement.
(142471)
90  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements he is making to allow the return of the Ilois islanders to the British Indian Ocean Territory; and if he will make a statement.
(142473)
91  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress on the implementation of the policies set out in the White Paper, Partnership for Progress and Prosperity.
(142470)
92  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he intends to introduce legislation offering British citizenship to citizens of the British Overseas Territories; and if he will make a statement.
(142469)
93  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what position he adopted in discussions with EU colleagues at the General Affairs Council on Tuesday 4th December on the criteria for evaluation of the bilateral dialogue with China on human rights to be made public and for there to be a timetable for achieving objectives.
(142136)
94  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to obtain copies of the photographs that the Chinese authorities have shown to UK and EU officials, which the Chinese authorities maintain are of the Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
(142138)
95  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142722)
96  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Iran.
(141450)
97  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss (a) with the Government of Mauritus and (b) with the Government of the Seychelles the environmental and ecological situation in those atolls of the Chagos Archipelago and Diego Garcia before facilitating the return of Ilois to lands of ancestral graves.
(142393)
98  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with President Clinton the carrying out of an environmental and ecological assessment of the areas of the Chagos Archipelago and Diego Garcia, which have been uninhabited for 30 years before facilitating the return of Ilois people to lands of their ancestral graves.
(142392)
99  
  
Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government concerning (a) the Bandarawela massacre on 25th October and (b) the continuing level of violence in that country.
(142566)
100  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received concerning the fumigation of coca fields in Ecuador with the Fusorium Oxysporum fungus.
(142197)
101  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent UK and China human rights dialogue, with special reference to Tibet.
(142210)
102  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his UN counterparts concerning the remaining East Timorese refugees in West Timor; and if he will make a statement.
(142217)
103  
  
Mr Michael Trend (Windsor):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent human rights record of the Government of Belarus.
(142800)
104  
  
Mr Michael Trend (Windsor):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the British Council has closed down its operation in Belarus.
(142802)
105  
  
Mr Michael Trend (Windsor):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is giving to the OSCE mission in Belarus.
(142801)
106  
  
Mr Michael Trend (Windsor):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent elections in Belarus.
(142799)
107  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children under the age of five years in (a) day care, (b) local authority infant classes, (c) local authority nursery schools or classes, (d) private or voluntary nursery schools or classes and (e) pre-school playgroups benefit from the Welfare Food Scheme; and what is the total cost of providing free milk to children in England under the age of five years through the Welfare Food Scheme in (i) schools and (ii) day care.
(142113)
108  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the types of procedures conducted on animals at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research.
(142116)
109  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce a country of origin labelling scheme for farmed products; and if he will make a statement.
(142114)
110  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many animals, broken down by species, have been used in scientific procedures at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(142115)
111  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average turn-around time was at hospital accident and emergency departments in each quarter for the last two years for each NHS Ambulance Trust.
(141504)
112  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appeals by individuals receiving non-residential community care services have been brought on grounds of excessive levels of charges set by local authorities; and what proportion of these appeals were successfully upheld.
(141509)
113  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the definitions of (a) critical care, (b) intensive care, (c) high dependency, (d) intermediate care, (e) continuing care and (f) acute care bed; and if he will provide the numbers of beds and associated staff in each case as at 1st December 1999 and 1st December 2000 for each relevant NHS region, health authority and NHS trust.
(141498)
114  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has commissioned into the impact of local authority charging policies on the take-up of non-residential community care services.
(141510)
115  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the impact on attendance times by ambulance trusts as a result of changing numbers of people travelling by road in the last three months.
(141502)
116  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients aged 75 years and over were readmitted as emergencies within 28 days of their discharge for each quarter for the last two years in each NHS Trust, or Health Authority, by NHS region.
(141506)
117  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance hours were lost for each of the last two years for each NHS Ambulance Trust as a result of delays in admitting a patient to an accident and emergency department.
(141503)
118  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assumptions underlay the estimate of the number of new care packages which would be available; when these packages will be available; how much each package will cost; how many hours of contact will be provided; and if sufficient staff are available to support the extra packages.
(141501)
119  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the turnaround time was for the Ambulance Service admitting patients to accident and emergency for each quarter in the last 12 months in each NHS Trust in London Region with an accident and emergency department.
(141505)
120  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each local authority recouped from social services charges in each of the last four years.
(141511)
121  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has (a) to modify Social Services Inspectorate advice in respect of changing policies and (b) to take other steps in relation to the prevention of hardship prior to the introduction of statutory guidance.
(141497)
122  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra (a) critical care beds and (b) acute care beds there were in each London NHS trust on (i) 1st December and (ii) December 1999; how many extra staff are required to make each bed fully operational; how many staff were in post, broken down by professional group, on (A) 1st December and (b) 1st December 1999; and what the vacancy level was in each case.
(141508)
123  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the results of his survey of Social Services Departments in respect of the change in the number of nursing home and residential care home beds between October 1999 and October 2000.
(141500)
124  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general medical practitioners practising in England retired in each of the last five years for which figures are available before the age of (a) 60 years and (b) 65 years.
(142569)
125  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients waited in accident and emergency for more than two hours, once a decision had been made that they need a bed for each quarter for the last two years in each NHS Trust or Health Authority, by NHS region.
(141507)
126  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142716)
127  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of midwifery lead units in the NHS.
(141490)
128  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to publish his policy on reconfiguring maternity services.
(141491)
129  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received against the abolition of mixed sex specialist wards in the last year.
(142553)
130  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to utilise specialist-trained nurses and how many will become available if specialist mixed sex wards are abolished.
(142549)
131  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will retain multi-bay mixed sex specialist dermatological wards in order to provide specialist treatment.
(142552)
132  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist mixed sex dermatological wards will be abolished.
(142551)
133  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made as to the cost effectiveness of single sex wards and whether they comprise best practice in respect of the provision of specialist treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(142548)
134  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from whom he has received recent representations against the abolition of mixed sex specialist wards; and what plans he has to review his policy in response to them.
(142547)
135  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the work of the Food Standards Agency in previewing food labelling in respect of proposals that will provide consumers with accurate and comprehensive information about the contributions of some food products to the reduction of disease risk exposure; and if he will make a statement.
(142707)
136  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking at a European level to promote initiatives to improve labelling information for consumers of food products to provide accurate and comprehensive information about the contributions of certain food products in the reduction of disease risk exposure; and if he will make a statement.
(142763)
137  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many places are available at nursing schools for nurse training; and how many of these places are currently taken up.
(142505)
138  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make the draft approval code of practice on the protection of employees from passive smoking mandatory; and if he will make a statement.
(142525)
139  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he issues on best practice to encourage patients to keep their appointments with hospital consultants; and what steps NHS trusts take to ensure that patients attend such appointments.
(142527)
140  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients attended appointments with hospital consultants in the last 12 months.
(142531)
141  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to reorganise the basis from which the London Ambulance Service operates.
(142205)
142  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to promote interest-free mortgages to (a) ambulance service staff, (b) nurses, (c) professions allied to medicine and (d) other NHS staff, who are based in London.
(142201)
143  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to address shortages of ambulance staff in London.
(142209)
144  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to co-ordinate the activities of NHS Direct and the Ambulance Service.
(142199)
145  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to expand helicopter ambulance services in London.
(142207)
146  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to encourage retention of staff in the London Ambulance Service.
(142203)
147  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to set national standards and protocols for medical and surgical care administered by ambulance service staff.
(142206)
148  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff in London have been helped with accommodation costs since March.
(142202)
149  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intravenous (a) drug users and (b) insulin users are infected with hepatitis.
(142211)
150  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to educate the general public in the correct use of the 999 ambulance service.
(142200)
151  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish pay scales for ambulance staff; and what plans he has for incremental payments for trained paramedics wishing to remain in clinical service.
(142208)
152  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to invest in more ambulance vehicles for the London Ambulance Service.
(142204)
153  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce a closed season for (a) hare coursing and (b) shooting; and if he will make a statement.
(141748)
154  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicle-related crimes occurred in Sussex in each year since 1979.
(142137)
155  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences involving (a) firearms and (b) knives there were in Sussex in each year since 1979.
(142110)
156  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to alter the penalties applicable to drivers driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
(142107)
157  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the use of replica guns in perpetrating criminal activity; what plans he has to introduce measures requiring replica guns to be obviously different from real guns; and if he will make a statement.
(142109)
158  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to hold (a) a firearms and (b) a knife amnesty.
(142111)
159  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the staffing ratios for Feltham Young Offender Institution are (a) for juveniles only and (b) for 18 to 21 year olds.
(142725)
160  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide a breakdown of staff at Feltham Young Offender Institution in the following categories: (a) full time, (b) part time, (c) prison officers and (d) others.
(142726)
161  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the sickness rate for 1999-00 was among prison officers at Feltham Young Offender Institution.
(142724)
162  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142717)
163  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations the Director General of the Prison Service has received concerning the establishment of a union for prisoners; and what response he has given.
(142795)
164  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response his Department has made to the report of the Police Complaints Authority on deaths in custody; and if he will make a statement.
(142796)
165  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to combat the rise in rural crime, with special reference to the South West.
(142696)
166  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce powers to permit (a) the storage of communications data relating to all telephone calls and telecommunications and (b) access to this information by law enforcement agencies and the security services; what representations he has received relating to this issue; and if he will make a statement.
(141749)
167  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions for tampering with speed limiters on heavy goods vehicles there have been in the last year for which figures are available.
(142506)
168  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to require police officers to disclose membership of the Freemasons.
(142521)
169  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that voluntary organisations do not suffer financial penalties as a result of the requirement to check all volunteers with the Criminal Records Bureau.
(142534)
170  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to audit the costs of enforcing the law relating to illegal drugs.
(142212)
171  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have successfully completed treatment under a drug treatment and testing order in each of the last 10 years; and what is the estimated cost of each successful participant.
(142213)
172  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have undergone a drug treatment and testing order in each of the last 10 years; and how many have refused to comply in each of the last 10 years.
(142214)
173  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people, broken down by ethnic group, were convicted of dealing in illegal drugs and other offences involving illegal drugs in the UK in each of the last three years.
(142294)
174  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the standard data format for the supply of copies of the electoral register to (a) those entitled to receive them free of charge in electronic form and (b) others is to be; and if he will make a statement.
(141475)
175  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many secure accommodation places there are for juvenile offenders in Wales.
(142586)
176  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to increase the number of secure accommodation places for juvenile offenders in Wales.
(142583)
177  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many juvenile offenders from Wales were sent to custody in England during the past 12 months or for the most recent period for which figures are available.
(142705)
178  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what is his policy in respect of the publication of records of meetings of the Commission.
(142132)
179  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will place in the Library a detailed account of the Commission's approach to the defence case pursued in the Harmon v House of Commons Corporate Officer case.
(142133)
180  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had regarding the provision of an airport on St Helena; and if she will make a statement.
(142472)
181  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) her Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142718)
182  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on progress towards the construction of an airfield on St. Helena.
(142507)
183  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects her Department are funding to improve women's rights in East Timor.
(142216)
184  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she took at the G8 meeting on December 6th to 8th to urge G8 governments to support developing countries, in exercising their rights under the TRIPS agreement, to use compulsory licences to reduce the prices of drugs to treat HIV/Aids and related infections; and if she will make a statement about the outcome of the meeting with regard to development issues.
(141559)
185  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the South African Government's policy on authorising the generic version of fluconazole in the treatment of Aids related infections.
(142196)
186  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will give a breakdown of the costs of car hire for each of the last three years for each judges' lodgings; and if he will make a statement.
(142112)
187  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142720)
188  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142712)
189  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on cross-border fuel smuggling.
(141743)
190  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has received from representatives of the security services on the granting of trade union rights for members of the security services; and if he will make a statement.
(142798)
191  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 6th December, Official Report, column 31, what was the basis for his statement concerning the costs of compulsory competitive tendering and Best Value.
(142508)
192  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) her Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142714)
193  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many applications for attendance allowance have (a) been subject to reconsideration and (b) successful at reconsideration; and what was the average number of days taken to process appeals in each quarter of the last three years.
(141493)
194  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) claims, (b) reviews, (c) reconsiderations and (d) appeals there were on which a decision had not been reached at the end of each quarter of the last three years.
(141494)
195  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he plans to publish area benefit reviews every six months.
(142556)
196  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will use television and radio advertisements to urge those entitled to the minimum income guarantee to apply for it.
(142581)
197  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the principal reasons for the failure of applications for the minimum income guarantee from those prompted to apply by the take-up campaign.
(142582)
198  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many occasions in the last 12 months the CPS decided not to prosecute drivers suspected of driving in excess of 100 mph.
(142108)
199  
  
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employers have been found to be in contravention of national minimum wage legislation since its inception.
(142700)
200  
  
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many calls have been received by the Minimum Wage Hotline (a) nationally and (b) from Scotland to date.
(142690)
201  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the quantity of (a) cat and (b) dog fur imported into the United Kingdom in each year for the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(142131)
202  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions his officials have had with the TRIPS Council regarding the compliance of the United Kingdom's intellectual property laws with Article 2 of the TRIPS Agreement relating to the obligation of the United Kingdom to comply with Article 10 of the Paris Convention.
(142124)
203  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the work his Department is undertaking, in conjunction with the Consumers' Association, into the dangers posed to consumers by mobile phone radiation.
(142126)
204  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment he has made of the health risks posed by (a) mobile phones held next to the ear and (b) mobile phones used where there is a connection provided between phone and ear.
(142121)
205  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142709)
206  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of receipts generated by the third generation mobile spectrum auction on the broadband fixed wireless access auction.
(142686)
207  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what remedies are being considered to assist rural communites excluded from ADSL internet access following local unbundling.
(142687)
208  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) foundries have closed and (b) jobs have been lost from the foundry industry in the last two years.
(142685)
209  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support from (a) central government and (b) RDAs the foundry industry has received in each of the last two years.
(142523)
210  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the compliance cost to the foundry industry of the climate change levy to be implemented in April 2001.
(142729)
211  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations he has received from the foundry industry concerning new (a) domestic and (b) European regulations.
(142524)
212  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment has made of the economic situation of the foundry industry.
(142522)
213  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many contracts have been underwritten by the ECGD via competitive tendering in each of the last 10 years.
(142215)
214  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what projects his Department supports to promote anti-corruption awareness among United Kingdom companies.
(142218)
215  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has made to the South African Government about its proposals to allow the generic substitution of drugs to reduce the cost of treatment for HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
(141747)
216  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received supporting the right of Southern African countries to use parallel importing and compulsory licensing to widen access to HIV/AIDS medicines.
(141746)
217  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if, at the World Trade Organisation under the terms of the TRIPS, he will support the use of compulsory licences to reduce the price of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS and related infections.
(141744)
218  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has made to Glaxo-Wellcome and Smith-Kline on the generic substitution of drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and other diseases in South Africa.
(141745)
219  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria.
(142721)
220  
N  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what further steps he has taken to enable people to indicate their national identity by way of a Welsh tick-box in the forthcoming census.
[Question Unstarred] (142006)
221  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on plans for a universal bank for the Post Office.
[Transferred] (142694)
222  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if the strategy funds for regional development agencies, announced in the Pre-Budget Statement, also apply to the Welsh Development Agency.
[Transferred] (142584)
223  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, what is the cost of the bridge between Portcullis House and Norman Shaw South.
[Transferred] (142550)
224  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applicants in Criminal Case Review Commission cases which have been referred back to the Court of Appeal, have had legal representation during their application to the Commission.
[Transferred] (142589)
225  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Professional Contractors Group on contractors who have left the UK since the introduction of IR35; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (142565)


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