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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 16 January 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 16 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.
 


 
TUESDAY 16th JANUARY
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the current importation licences which permit the import of non-human primates into the United Kingdom for use in research, indicating for each licence, broken down by species, (a) the number of non-human primates involved, (b) the origin of the primates and (c) the expiry date of the licence; and if he will make a statement.
(145376)
2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of farmland was farmed organically in each of the last five years (a) nationally and (b) in the region that includes the Lewes constituency; and what support his Department is giving to support an expansion of organic farming (i) nationally and (ii) in the region that includes the Lewes constituency.
(145387)
3  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, by when he expects his Department to have distributed all the early payments of the suckler cow premium to farmers.
(145920)
4  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the reasons were behind the delay in early payments to farmers of the suckler cow premium.
(145919)
5  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he last met his counterparts in (a) France and (b) the Czech Republic; and if he will make a statement.
(145921)
6  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the 10 highest grants paid are to farmers in England for each environmental aid scheme.
(145780)
7  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the change in the prevalence of bovine TB is in areas where badger culling schemes (a) have and (b) have not taken place; and if he will make a statement.
(145782)
8  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the latest figures on (a) farming suicides and (b) farm bankruptcies.
(145781)
9  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the level of TB among badgers in (a) Wales and (b) other parts of the United Kingdom.
(145779)
10  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the non-departmental public bodies responsible to him which have duties relating to Scotland, indicating their budget and staffing levels.
(145892)
11  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) special advisers, (b) political advisers and (c) political appointees were employed in each financial year since 1994-95; and what the cost was to public funds including recruitment costs, salaries, pensions, National Insurance contributions and support staff.
(144115)
12  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will publish the conclusion of studies of the outcomes of anti-drugs schemes in schools, indicating the proportions that resulted in (a) a reduction of drug use, (b) an increase in drug use and (c) no change.
(145784)
13  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what was the expenditure for each of the last 10 years for which figures are available on the home provided by the Church Commissioners to the Bishop of Exeter.
(145382)
14  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how much was spent in the last year for which figures are available on (a) housing for bishops and (b) Church programmes aimed specifically at the homeless.
(145384)
15  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what percentage of waste produced by Lambeth Palace is recycled; whether the energy used by Lambeth Palace is purchased by a supplier committed to using energy produced by renewable means; and what motor vehicles are provided for use by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
(145385)
16  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what consideration is given during the execution of their duties by the Church Commissioners to the references made in scripture to the accumulation of wealth.
(145414)
17  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what is the present market value of all communion silver included in the financial statements of the Church Commissioners; and what plans the Church Commissioners have to realise the value of this property.
(145416)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what was the total cost of (a) stipends, (b) staff, (c) administrative, (d) housing and (e) other costs for each (i) diocesan and (ii) suffragen bishop within the Church of England for each of the last 10 years.
(145381)
19  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what was the annual cost of running and maintaining Lambeth Palace in each of the last 20 years.
(145383)
20  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what the value was of communion silver (a) bought and (b) sold in each of the last 20 years.
(145415)
21  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what independent valuations of the site of the Millennium Dome have been initiated by his Department.
(145412)
22  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when audited attendance figures for the Millennium Dome will be available; and if he will publish them.
(145386)
23  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the successful bidder for the site will be forbidden to demolish the Millennium Dome.
(145417)
24  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the most recent statistics are that his Department has collated on the level of subtitling of all programmes broadcast on (a) BBC1, (b) BBC2, (c) ITV, (d) Channel 4 and (e) Channel 5.
(145377)
25  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what criteria (a) current and (b) former members of the Board of Directors of the New Millennium Experience Company will be judged when deciding (i) whether these individuals will receive a bonus and (ii) the level of any bonus.
(145413)
26  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to compel United Kingdom manufacturers of television sets to include a tuner that can receive digital signals in every new television set.
(145775)
27  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the Millennium festival in Scotland.
(145894)
28  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tickets for the Millennium Experience had been sold in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland by 1st December 2000.
(145893)
29  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the applications for National Lottery grants and the amounts refused by each (a) parliamentary constituency in Scotland and (b) Lottery board for each of the last five years.
(145886)
30  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the (a) development and (b) use by British armed forces of thermobaric weapons.
(145371)
31  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if animals will be used in the development of thermobaric weapons.
(145370)
32  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on Army overstretch over the past three years.
(145901)
33  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) trained strength and (b) trained requirement of the UK (i) regular armed forces, (ii) reserve forces and (iii) Territorial Army.
(145902)
34  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about trends in the number of regular soldiers stationed in Scotland since 1995.
(145899)
35  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the size of the Territorial Army.
(145900)
36  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited into the (a) RAF, (b) Army and (c) Royal Navy on cadetships and how many of them (i) had their fees paid and (ii) received a salary, in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(145903)
37  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about trends in (a) Territorial Army centre closures since 1992 and (b) proposed closures of Territorial Army centres in 2000-01.
(145904)
38  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the defence budget was spent in Scotland in the most recent year for which figures are available (a) in actual terms and (b) as a percentage of the total defence budget.
(145898)
39  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from (a) Scotland and (b) the United Kingdom are serving in Her Majesty's armed forces.
(145905)
40  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose was of the testing of depleted uranium shells at Dundrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1999-2000.
(145927)
41  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium rounds have been discharged at the range in West Trugh, Wigtownshire; in which years since 1971; and at what targets.
(145929)
42  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium shells were fired at his Department's base at Dundrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire in 1999-2000; and how many have so far been fired in the current year.
(145928)
43  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the risk assessments undertaken by his Department affecting the environment and human life arising from the use of depleted uranium, including dates of such assessments, in the last 10 years.
(145922)
44  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the total amount awarded to schools in the Lewes constituency to improve school buildings was in each year since 1992.
(145454)
45  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list, for each local authority retaining a selective admission system, the name of each grammar school and its legal status and for each school (a) the total number of pupils, (b) the number of pupils in the sixth form and (c) the number of pupils in the sixth form as a percentage of the total number of pupils.
(145026)
46  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many pupils are eligible for free school meals in each constituency.
(144116)
47  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the percentage of adults with the lowest numeracy and literacy skills in each region and nation of the UK.
(145863)
48  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) road traffic accidents involving fatalities and (b) fatalities as a result of road traffic accidents occurred in Sussex in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(145369)
49  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of (a) Lattice Properties and (b) British Gas with regard to the sale of the site of the Millennium Dome.
(145418)
50  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures are being taken to ensure that Railtrack produce a recovery plan better tailored to the needs of train companies.
(145229)
51  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the average cost of car use in (a) rural and (b) inner city areas.
(145778)
52  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many maintenance staff were employed on track maintenance duty in Scotland (a) by British Rail in the year before privatisation and (b) by Railtrack in September 2000.
(145891)
53  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will provide a list of offices maintained by the regional development agencies outside England; when they were opened; how many staff are employed in each; and what the cost is to each.
(145727)
54  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research he has carried out into the running of the Australian rail system; and if he will make a statement.
(145419)
55  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what distinction he makes between an environmental impact assessment and an environmental statement in relation to Terminal 5.
(145852)
56  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to investigate the regulatory performance of his Department and its predecessors in respect of insurance providers and appointed actuaries on the issue of (a) guaranteed annuity policies, (b) with profits funds and (c) policyholders' reasonable expectations in the period leading up to 1st January 1999.
(145695)
57  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to announce the details of the scheme for assisting rural post offices; what discussions have been held on this, and with whom; and when he expects to report to the House on his conclusions.
(145916)
58  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many countries are receiving debt relief through the highly indebted poor countries initiative.
(145849)
59  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) the size of the change in public spending on goods and services in the first year and sustained relative to base and (b) the size of the change in taxation needed in each case to secure a one per cent. point cut in interest rates, assuming broadly unchanged domestic demand; and if he will estimate the effects on the effective exchange rate index for sterling.
(145866)
60  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Oral statement of 11th December, Official Report, column 380, what discussions he has had with the Dutch Foreign Minister on the future of facilities at Zeist for an International Criminal Court.
(143961)
61  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese authorities concerning recent political attacks on Christian churches and the death of a Chinese Christian, Liu Haitao, following his detention.
(145854)
62  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
(145421)
63  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department has taken to support Hindu pilgrims from the United Kingdom attending the Kumbh Mela.
(145912)
64  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in Indonesia.
(145911)
65  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hip and (b) knee replacement episodes were carried out for residents of each health authority in (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99 and (iv) 1999-2000; and what proportion this represents of each resident population.
(145861)
66  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the membership is of the Mobile Phone Review Group; what interests they have declared; and how many meetings of the group have been held since it was set up.
(145864)
67  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the recently financed extra money for cancer care will be targeted in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.
(144973)
68  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the recently announced extra money for cancer care will be targeted at specific forms of cancer; and which research institutes and sites of excellence will benefit from the additional money.
(144974)
69  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December 2000, Official Report column 43W, on government funding to health authorities, how much the funding allocation has been to each health authority per unweighted head of population for (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) the percentage rise or fall between the two years.
(145368)
70  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the link between hospital cleanliness and the frequency of occurrence of infection in patients; and if he will make a statement.
(145743)
71  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the future costs to the NHS of an increased frequency of occurrence of infection in patients as a result of a lack of hospital cleanliness.
(145744)
72  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost savings he estimates the NHS will make by reason of a reduction in the frequency of occurrence of infection in patients as a result of his recent initiative on hospital cleanliness; and if he will make a statement.
(145787)
73  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to regulate psychotherapists.
(145882)
74  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent in the NHS in the last year for which figures are available on treating people with autism; what research his Department has commissioned and is undertaking into the causes of autism; and if he will make a statement.
(145420)
75  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the recruitment of (a) trainee and (b) trained scientific staff by the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(145407)
76  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children suffer from autism; and what proportion this represents of children (a) in total and (b) in each region.
(145422)
77  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on allowing parents to choose separate vaccinations for children against measles, mumps and rubella.
(145913)
78  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of non-human primates used in research in the UK in each of the last five years were (a) wild-caught, (b) captive-bred outside the UK and (c) captive-bred in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(145373)
79  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the project licences granted for the use of non-human primates in each of the last five years were in severity bandings (a) mild, (b) moderate, (c) substantial and (d) unclassified; and if he will make a statement.
(145379)
80  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those establishments that have been approved as sources of non-human primates under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.
(145375)
81  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in discussions with other member states in establishing a target date after which the use of wild-caught primates in European research laboratories will be prohibited; and if he will make a statement.
(145374)
82  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ban the Draize test used to determine irritancy of products; and if he will make a statement.
(145380)
83  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the conclusions of work undertaken by Lord Birt in his role as an advisor to his Department; and what recommendations Lord Birt has made to the Government in that capacity.
(145455)
84  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of non-human primates used in research in the United Kingdom are singly-housed; and if he will make a statement.
(145378)
85  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of (a) fraud and (b) money laundering were received for each of the last five years for which figures are available by the National Criminal Intelligence Service.
(145865)
86  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated level of use is of (a) cannabis, (b) heroin and (c) cocaine in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(145783)
87  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the outcome of his discussions with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive about the extent to which the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 should apply to Scotland.
(145896)
88  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost to public funds was of material issued by Her Majesty's Government during the referendum campaigns in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) London.
(145895)
89  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what payments are available to police authorities in respect of extra costs incurred during the fuel crisis in 2000; and how much money has been spent in respect of each police force.
(145786)
90  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the powers special constables have in police authority areas other than their own; and what plans he has to revise the statutes governing those powers.
(145855)
91  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the information technology projects undertaken by his Department, including the date each project started, the planned date for completion, the current expected date of completion, the planned cost of the project and the current estimate of total cost; and if he will make a statement.
(145696)
92  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the police officer strengths were for Lancashire on (a) 31st March 1997, (b) 30th September 1997, (c) 31st March 1998, (d) 30th September 1998, (e) 31st March 1999, (f) 30th September 1999, (g) 31st March 2000 and (h) 30th September 2000; and how many officers were on (i) sick leave and (ii) light duties on these dates.
(145025)
93  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded offences involving (a) handguns and (b) shotguns and (c) rifles have been committed in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(145726)
94  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current prison population in England and Wales is; what the (a) maximum operational capacity and (b) certified normal accommodation is; and if he will make a statement.
(145848)
95  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of suicide were recorded in prison establishments in England and Wales from April 2000 to date; and if he will make a statement.
(145850)
96  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proposals she has to lift further the burden of debt from developing countries.
(145917)
97  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the review of the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan.
(145745)
98  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department gives to regional education symposia and conferences in developing areas of the world.
(145735)
99  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the means by which her strategy paper for Montserrat aims to improve the quality of life of those inhabitants living by an active volcano.
(145853)
100  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his plans for the reform of the Court of Protection.
(145736)
101  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many responses were received from the general public using the feedback forms in the (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000 Government annual reports; how many members of staff were responsible for evaluating responses in each of those years; and what action was taken by the Government as a result of these responses.
(145372)
102  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Prime Minister, with whom Lord Levy had (a) scheduled and (b) unscheduled meetings in his role as personal envoy during his most recent visit to the Middle East.
(145859)
103  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Prime Minister, what statements were issued by each British embassy in (a) the South America countries and (b) Middle Eastern countries which Lord Levy visited, for each visit he has made there.
(145860)
104  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost to public funds was of Lord Levy's most recent visit to the Middle East; what contribution to the costs was made by Lord Levy; what the purpose was of his visit; what access Lord Levy has to non-confidential government information; and from which officials Lord Levy has received briefings on the Middle East.
(145858)
105  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Prime Minister, on which occasions during Lord Levy's most recent visit to the Middle East he (a) made public statements and (b) talked to foreign media, as a representative of (i) the Prime Minister and (ii) the United Kingdom.
(145857)
106  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Prime Minister, what engagements Lord Levy has undertaken on his behalf in the Middle East in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(145856)
107  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will provide a breakdown by industry of the jobs created in Scotland between 1st May 1997 and 1st July 1999.
(145887)
108  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many jobs were lost in Scotland in each year between 1st May 1997 and 1st July 1999, broken down by (a) sector and (b) industry.
(145889)
109  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what training the judiciary in Scotland was given between 1st May 1997 and 1st July 1999.
(145890)
110  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement about the number of asylum seekers and refugees placed in Scotland under the dispersal scheme.
(145888)
111  
  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what action he proposes to take to ensure that everyone has an adequate supplementary pension over and above the state pension.
(145914)
112  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if it is his policy to allow concurrent contributions to the state second pension and stakeholder pensions.
(145862)
113  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if it is his policy to allow income drawdown from stakeholder pension individual pension funds.
(145851)
114  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claimants at the latest available date have preferred rights under the income support scheme; and if this trial can be broken down on a (a) regional and (b) constituency basis.
(145694)
115  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the new combined anti-fraud hotline for his Department and Glasgow City Council.
(145910)
116  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) status and (b) composition is of the ministerial group on manufacturing job losses referred to by the Leader of the House on 21st December 2000, Official Report, column 574.
(145777)
117  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement about how many petrol stations in Scottish rural areas closed in (a) 1997, (b) 1998 and (c) 1999.
(145908)
118  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what powers he has to require the Post Office to keep open (a) rural and (b) urban sub-post offices; and if he will make a statement.
(145897)
119  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Scottish-based haulage companies have been declared bankrupt in each year since 1997.
(145906)
120  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices have (a) reduced opening hours and (b) closed (i) permanently and (ii) on a temporary basis since May 1997 in each Scottish local authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(145907)
121  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many firms in the United Kingdom have ceased trading since May 1997.
(145728)
122  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library details of the time, place, duration, content and nature of the conversations that took place between A4E and the four unitary authorities of Humberside before the awarding of the Business Link services contract for Humberside to A4E.
(145140)
123  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when A4E will deliver its business plan for Humberside Business Links; and for what reason (a) it has been delayed and (b) the existing Business Link was invited by A4E to write the proposed business plan.
(145141)
124  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason the bid for Somerset Business Links by A4E was withdrawn.
(145142)
125  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list those organisations, firms and businesses whose support was claimed by A4E when it made its application for the Humberside Business Link contact.
(145143)
126  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many children under 16 years of age are detained at Her Majesty's pleasure in Wales.
(145884)
127  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many children aged 16 and 17 years are detained at Her Majesty's pleasure in Wales.
(145883)
128  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many children are ordinarily resident in Wales.
(145885)
129  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what consultations the shadow Strategic Rail Authority are required to undertake with regional stakeholders before awarding franchises.
[Question Unstarred] (143981)
130  
N  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to promote better housing design to meet the needs of elderly and disabled people.
[Question Unstarred] (143982)
131  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the average growth in earnings for service industries in each year from 1974, at 2000 prices.
[Transferred] (145741)
132  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police about the swearing in of constables.
[Transferred] (145785)
133  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
[Transferred] (145776)
134  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what key institutions have been involved in the preparations for Holocaust Memorial Day; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (145918)
135  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has made to trade unions about Holocaust Memorial Day; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (145915)


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