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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 10 January 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 10 January, 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 10th JANUARY
1  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will monitor the use of the Red Tractor scheme to ensure that it is not used on imported food products.
(144759)
2  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the cost of the proposed egg labelling scheme is.
(144760)
3  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143798)
4  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143799)
5  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143834)
6  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143835)
7  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what facilities have been built in schools utilising the New Opportunities Fund.
(144675)
8  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on Lottery funding for hospices.
(144747)
9  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143833)
10  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143832)
11  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the fleet size is of (a) Tornado GR1, (b) Tornado GR4, (c) Tornado F3, (d) Harrier, (e) Jaguar, (f) Nimrod, (g) Sentry, (h) Tristar, (i) Puma, (j) Sea King, (k) Chinook and (l) Merlin; how many were (i) allocated to front-line units, (ii) fully serviceable, (iii) unserviceable 1st line, (iv) unserviceable 2nd line, (v) unserviceable 3/4th line, (vi) on trials, (vii) held in reserve use and (viii) undergoing upgrade on 12th December; what percentage of the fleet size this represents for each category; and if he will make a statement.
(143191)
12  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the fleet size is of (a) Warrior variants, (b) Challenger 1, (c) Challenger 2, (d) Saxon variants, (f) AVF 430 variants, (g) Sabre, (h) Striker, (i) Scimitar, (j) Spartan, (k) Sultan, (l) Samaritan and (m) Samson; how many were (i) allocated to front-line units, (ii) fully operational, (iii) unserviceable-fully operational in 24 hours, (iv) unserviceable-fully operational in seven days and (v) unserviceable-fully operational in more than seven days on 12th December; what percentage of the fleet size this represents for each category; and if he will make a statement.
(143192)
13  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average track mileage completed was for (a) Warrior variants, (b) Challenger 1, (c) Challenger 2, (d) Saxon variants, (f) AVF 430 variants, (g) Sabre, (h) Striker, (i) Scimitar, (j) Spartan, (k) Sultan, (l) Samaritan and (m) Samson in 1999-2000; and if he will make a statement.
(143193)
14  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the percentage serviceability target is in 2000-01 for equipment being required to be available within 24 hours for (a) RAF aircraft, (b) army tanks and (c) other battle vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(143194)
15  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what planned level of defence medical staff is required to support the European Rapid Reaction Force if deployed at a capacity of 60,000; if defence medical staff deployed to support the ERRF will be (a) pooled and (b) operate in national field hospitals; how many medical staff have been pledged, and by which European countries, to date; how many defence medical staff, and in which specialties, have been pledged by the UK to date; and if he will make a statement.
(143658)
16  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the private security industry is used to guard MoD installations; and if he will make a statement.
(144857)
17  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143804)
18  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143805)
19  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the response to the Holocaust Memorial Day education resource pack has been; if every school has received a pack; what his assessment is of how successful the pack has been in promoting activities on Holocaust Memorial Day for schools; and if he will make a statement.
(144895)
20  
  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) supply and (b) relief teachers work in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools; how many full-time teachers have left the profession during the last 12 months; and if he will list by country the numbers of teachers from overseas who are teaching in (A) primary and (B) secondary schools.
(144862)
21  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143826)
22  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143827)
23  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his most recent estimate is of (a) the percentage of left-hand drive vehicles on British roads and (b) the proportion of road accidents involving left-hand drive vehicles in the last twelve months; and if he will make a statement.
(144840)
24  
  
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the annual average figure was of serious injuries and deaths on the railways per passenger mile travelled in the two decades preceding privatisation; and what has been the annual average figure since privatisation.
(144823)
25  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the 5th December 2000 meeting with the Motor Trade Liaison Group, with reference to children's seatbelts.
(144700)
26  
  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many cyclists have died from head injuries in each of the last 20 years.
[R] (144820)
27  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has made to BAA concerning the proposed height of buildings of Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
(144750)
28  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what impact the proposed Terminal 5 at Heathrow will have on air traffic control and the availability of runways.
(144748)
29  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what surveys have been undertaken to assess the turbulence which will be caused by the proposed Terminal 5 buildings at Heathrow Airport.
(144749)
30  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143820)
31  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143821)
32  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many persons were prosecuted for offences relating to (a) tobacco and (b) alcohol smuggling in each year since 1990.
(144834)
33  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the measures recommended by the Alcohol and Tobacco Fraud Review have been implemented; and if he will list the measures which (a) have been implemented and (b) remain to be implemented.
(144836)
34  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many vehicles seized as a result of offences concerning alcohol and tobacco smuggling have been (a) confiscated and (b) restored to their owners in each year since 1990.
(144835)
35  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed persons paid (a) only Class 2 national insurance contributions and (b) Class 2 and Class 4 contributions in 1999-2000; and what estimate he has made of the same figures for 2000-01.
(144833)
36  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the proceeds were of (a) Class 2 and (b) Class 4 national insurance contributions in (i) 1998-99 and (ii) 1999-2000; and what estimate he has made of the same figures for 2000-01.
(144832)
37  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143818)
38  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143819)
39  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what basis the charges for family visit appeal applications have been calculated.
(144681)
40  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each proposed new provision, in the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice, where unanimity is changed for a qualified majority vote, indicating for each (a) the proposed Nice, amended current treaty article, and Nice treaty declaration, (b) the purpose of the powers in each existing and new provision, (c) the reasons for Her Majesty's Government's acceptance of each provision and (d) the expected impact of the relevant provision.
(144818)
41  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the Government assented to amendments to Article 214 of the Treaty of the European Community which would make the appointment of the President of the European Commission by the European Council subject to a form of qualified majority voting; and when in 2000 a statement giving notice of this intention was made.
(144743)
42  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the Government assented to the amendment of Article 217 of the Treaty of the European Communities giving additional powers to the President of the Commission (a) to restructure the duties and responsibilities of each member of the Commission, (b) to appoint its vice-presidents and (c) to obtain with the approval of the Commission the resignation of any Commissioner.
(144744)
43  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, where and when he expects the final text of the Treaty of Nice to be signed; and who will sign it on behalf of the United Kingdom.
(144856)
44  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government will (a) publish and (b) sign the final text of the Treaty of Nice.
(144829)
45  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will pubish the text of the final version of the forthcoming Treaty of Nice as a Command Paper, prior to a substantive debate on it in the House.
(144894)
46  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the provisions in the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice which specify that Article 251 of the Community Treaty shall apply, indicating in respect of each (a) the purpose of the Treaty power so authorised and (b) requirements of vote mode in each vote in (i) a European or Ministerial Council and (ii) the European Parliament.
(144819)
47  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if, in respect of the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice, he will list each item where a change in voting procedure from unanimity to qualified majority voting has been agreed, indicating in each case (a) the article concerned, (b) the purpose and scope of the article and (c) the reasons underlying the Government's support for the change.
(144890)
48  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a White Paper listing each amendment, declaration and obligation contained in the Treaty of Nice together with an assessment of their implications and an explanation of the reasons underlying the Government's support for them.
(144830)
49  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy in respect of the proposal to change the current arrangements for meetings of European councils in the member states holding the presidency; and if it is current practice for such members states to choose the location of each meeting and be responsible for its organisation.
(144854)
50  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the textual and linguistic amendments agreed to the conclusions of the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice published on 12th December 2000.
(144855)
51  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list in respect of the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice the changes in the voting procedure from unanimity to qualified majority in the areas of (a) freedom, security and justice, (b) finance and the single market and (c) other areas in which decisions will be determined by qualified majority at the relevant Council of Ministers.
(144892)
52  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to Cm 4595, 'IGC, Reform for Enlargement', concerning the provisions for flexibility with the European Union available since 1997, if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy in respect of the nature of the decisions taken and procedures used to authorise them, indicating the changes proposed in the provisional Treaty of Nice concerning such authorisations.
(144745)
53  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will indicate each change in voting procedure from unanimity to qualified majority contained in the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice which was initially opposed (a) by the UK Government and (b) by other Governments, together with the respective reasons for such opposition.
(144891)
54  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government following the massacre of 25 Tamil youths held in the Bindunuwena Rehabilitation Centre in Sri Lanka on 25th October 2000.
(144752)
55  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143816)
56  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143817)
57  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health authorities have agreed protocols with the police to accept into their care those with mental health needs who are detained by the police for their own safety; how many are under negotiation; and how many have no agreed procedures.
(144677)
58  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding in addition to original expenditure plans has been given to (a) Barnet Health Authority and (b) Barnet Council to improve continuing and community care since May 1997; and for what purposes the money has been allocated.
(144699)
59  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated to Barnet Health Authority from the Modernisation Fund; and on what the money has been spent.
(144698)
60  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been allocated to Barnet Health Authority since May 1997 to tackle (a) waiting lists and (b) winter pressures.
(144694)
61  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding in addition to original expenditure plans has been allocated since May 1997 to Barnet Health Authority for additional cancer treatments; and what the money has been (a) spent on and (b) allocated to.
(144695)
62  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the implications for his Department of the case of Gogay v Hertfordshire County Council.
(144740)
63  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding in addition to original expenditure plans has been allocated to (a) Barnet Health Authority and (b) Barnet Council since May 1997 for their care work.
(144696)
64  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much finding in addition to original expenditure plans has been allocated to mental health services in Barnet Health Authority area since May 1997; and on what the money has been (a) spent and (b) allocated.
(144697)
65  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the timescale for implementation of electronic health records in the National Health Service; on what basis the final scheme will be chosen; if it will be funded entirely from existing NHS funds; and what benefits the electronic health record system is expected to bring to the National Health Service.
(144702)
66  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what ways (a) patients and (b) patient groups are involved in pilot projects for the development of electronic health records.
(144701)
67  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to make its recommendations on the efficacy of (a) Beta Interferon and (b) Copaxone; and if he will ask NICE to consider the merits of the two drugs separately.
(144859)
68  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each health authority in England the budgeted allocations for disease modifying therapies for relapsing/remitting MS.
(144860)
69  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he plans to modify his Department's 1995 advice on drug therapies for MS to include Copaxone; and if he will make a statement.
(144858)
70  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the impact of the recent judgement in the case of the contaminated turkey and chicken meat in Hull; and if he will review the adequacy of penalties under food safety laws.
(144861)
71  
  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he takes to monitor the number of beds available in the private sector for continuing care; if health authorities publish lists of the number of such beds available; and how many of such beds there were at the beginning and end of the latest 12 month period for which figures are available.
(144821)
72  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the pharmaceutical industry concerning the cost of drugs to (a) consumers and (b) the NHS following the requirement to dispense drugs in blister packs.
(144761)
73  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143806)
74  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143807)
75  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are made to ensure that asylum seekers who cannot read English are sent correspondence about vouchers in their own language.
(144680)
76  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent analysis he has made of the extent to which police custody suites are being used for (a) those who are mentally ill or held for their own protection and (b) the drunk and disorderly.
(144676)
77  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detoxification centres have been established over the last four years for those detained by the police in a drunk and disorderly condition; and how many centres it is proposed to establish in the period until 2005.
(144678)
78  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in reviewing the inter-war records relating to indivduals held by the Security Service; and what is the timescale for the completion of the review.
(144893)
79  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the programme for Holocaust Memorial Day.
(144888)
80  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Armenian genocide up to 1923 will not be included in the Holocaust Memorial Day Programme.
(144831)
81  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if, in respect of the amendments to be made by the Treaty of Nice, to Articles 18, 62, 63, 65 and 67 of the Treaty of the European Community, concerning movement of Union citizens within the area of the Community, and matters concerning visas, immigration, asylum, refugees, deportation and related derogations for the United Kingdom and Ireland, contained in the current Community Treaty, he will publish a description of those proposed changes, including the use of Article 251 of the Community Treaty required by the provisional agreement reached at Nice, together with the obligations of the associated Declaration to take further steps in these matters after 1st May 2004.
(144742)
82  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to provide a new centre for visitors to Chelmsford Prison; and if he will make a statement.
(144852)
83  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce measures to forbid the sale to juveniles of (a) glues, (b) spray paints and (c) knives.
(144751)
84  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143808)
85  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143809)
86  
N  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to take forward her Department's policy on releasing countries from debt.
(143205)
87  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143800)
88  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143801)
89  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the costs of the recently completed research project into the Legal Services Commission's publicly-funded family mediation pilot project were; how many copies of the full research report were printed and what plans he has to publish more copies of the research; what the cost of the recently completed research project into the provision of divorce information was; when the divorce information research report will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(144885)
90  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143810)
91  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143811)
92  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what date CAFCASS will open; and when (a) a training manual and (b) introductory booklets and leaflets will be made available.
(144853)
93  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what grants were paid to TransTec plc and its subsidiaries between 1994 and 1998.
(144822)
94  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if, in relation to the Patten Report Implementation Plan, he has sought to quantify the extent and the growth during the past five years of volume crime and of Mafia-style organised crime; and if he will publish a report.
(144687)
95  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the recognised Senior Command Course for RUC officers; what alternatives have been accepted; and what exceptions have been made among the officers who comprise the RUC Senior Command.
(144683)
96  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the reduction in the numbers of full-time RUC Reserve officers for each to year from 1997 to 2000; and how many are scheduled to leave in each year from 2001 to 2004.
(144692)
97  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many RUC (a) assistant chief constables, (b) chief superintendents and (c) superintendents left the force in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000; how many are scheduled to leave in years (x) 2001 and (y) 2002; and what percentage of the establishment for those ranks during the relevant years this represents.
(144691)
98  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries have been inflicted on members of the (i) RUC and RUCR and (ii) armed services as a result of rioting during each year since 1983.
(144689)
99  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money was collected in speeding fines in Northern Ireland in the years 1996 to 2000; and how and where this money was spent.
(144685)
100  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the RUC about plans to reduce the establishment of Special Branch; to what extent his plans are based on (a) political considerations and (b) research into the potential for both terrorist and organised crime; and if he will make a statement.
(144682)
101  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries have arisen as a result of the use of plastic baton rounds for each year since 1983.
(144688)
102  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if alternatives to the recognised Senior Command Course are to be accepted for officers from other police forces who apply for Senior Command appointments with the RUC; and if he will make a statement.
(144684)
103  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was collected in fixed-penalty speeding fines on Northern Ireland's (a) M1 and M2 motorways, (b) urban non-motorway roads and (c) rural non-motorway roads for each year since 1996.
(144693)
104  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what have been the results of recent studies into the feasibility of providing an effective alternative to plastic baton rounds for use in crowd control situations in Northern Ireland; and what have been the costs of these studies in the last 10 years.
(144690)
105  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers are specifically trained and exclusively employed for (a) motorway patrol duties and for (b) anti-racketeering duties in Northern Ireland.
(144686)
106  
  
The Reverend Ian Paisley (North Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has declared a personal interest in the (a) Hamill Inquiry and (b) the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry.
(144679)
107  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143828)
108  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143829)
109  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the President of the Council, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143814)
110  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the President of the Council, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143815)
111  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans there are to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the accession and coronation of Her Majesty the Queen.
(144839)
112  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Prime Minister, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143822)
113  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Prime Minister, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143823)
114  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143812)
115  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143813)
116  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what was the cost of the benefit payment card project.
(144837)
117  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he last met the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency to discuss improvements to the Service; and if he will make a statement.
(144887)
118  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what action his Department is taking to ensure the Child Support Agency (a) improves its efficiency and (b) speeds up its assessments for maintenance payments; and if he will make a statement.
(144889)
119  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143830)
120  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143831)
121  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he intends to publish the details of the business case for rural post offices.
(144758)
122  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial allocation has been made by his Department for research into the safety of mobile phones and telecommunication masts.
(144674)
123  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list those projects which have been allocated funding from the regional selective assistance originally offered to BMW, indicating the amount given in each case.
(144824)
124  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when compensation will be paid to families of deceased former distant water trawlermen.
(144756)
125  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what provisions he will make to speed up compensation claims for former distant water trawlermen who are suffering from serious ill health.
(144755)
126  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will waive the probate fee for families of deceased former distant water trawlermen, where the will was for less than £5,000.
(144753)
127  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former distant water trawlermen had received compensation at the latest date for which figures are available.
(144754)
128  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the duties of the Postal Services Commission in respect of the United Kingdom; who its members are; by whom they were appointed; when next they will report; and to whom.
(144828)
129  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what draft legislation is under consideration by the institutions of the European Community concerning upper limits to state postal monopolies; what alternative limits are being proposed; and what parliamentary proceedings (a) have taken place and (b) need to take place prior to imposition of such limits.
(144827)
130  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will tabulate the successive upper limit required by European Union legislation on permitted national monopoly letter delivery, indicating the date of commencement of each, the weight in grammes and ounces and the inland stamp value in the United Kingdom at the end of each period.
(144825)
131  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the references in the Official Journal of the European Community and Union concerning the lowering of the permitted upper ceiling on state monopoly postal services, indicating the parliamentary proceeding in respect of each, and the limits so imposed in grammes and ounces.
(144826)
132  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he takes to ensure that material sold as fire resistant meets the appropriate standards.
(144741)
133  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143824)
134  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143825)
135  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what categories of submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to special advisers.
(143802)
136  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to special advisers before being seen by Ministers.
(143803)
137  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce legislation on food labelling to make it an offence to remove labels when re-packaging foods and to require labels to indicate (a) country of origin, (b) country of production and packing and (c) whether the produce is organic.
[Transferred] (144757)
138  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the response to Holocaust Memorial Day by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (144886)
139  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his policy on the recognition of the Armenian genocide up to 1923; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (144863)
140  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Government policy in respect of the change in title of the Official Journal of the European Community to that of the Official Journal of the European Union.
[Transferred] (144746)


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