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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 23 January 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 23 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 23rd JANUARY
1  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 60W, what plans he is making to improve flood defences in Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(146608)
2  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the condition of inshore fisheries.
(146607)
3  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to protect the condition of the coastal waters surrounding the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(146614)
4  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she plans to publish the report into the office cost allowances being undertaken by the Senior Salary Review Body.
(146894)
5  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the percentage of households which make use of (a) digital television and (b) digital radio.
(146696)
6  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on applications by religious broadcasters for national analogue radio licences.
(147045)
7  
N  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if depleted uranium ammunition has been test fired at (a) the Pendine Land Range and (b) the Castlemartin Range.
(146749)
8  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions have taken place between his Department and the incoming US Administration with regard to national missile defence.
(146722)
9  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's estimate is of the number of Iraqi civilians killed as a result of coalition aircraft responding to threats in (a) the northern and (b) the southern no-fly-zone in Iraq between (i) 1st April 1991 and 16th December 1998 and (ii) since 20th December 1998 through (A) collateral damage, (B) attack on an unintended target and (C) malfunction of ordnance; what percentage of attacks in the no-fly-zones resulted in civilian casualties over each of these periods, and if he will make a statement.
(145423)
10  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much additional expenditure has been incurred by his Department as a direct result of operations in the Gulf (a) between 1st August 1992 and 15th December 1998 and (b) since 16th December 1998, indicating in each time period the percentage of that expenditure relating to (i) personnel, (ii) base expenses, (iii) munitions, (iv) aircraft and fuel, (v) intelligence and ((vi) other; and if he will make a statement.
(145424)
11  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions coalition aircraft patrolling the (a) northern and (b) southern no-fly-zone in Iraq have hit targets different from the intended target since 20th December 1998; on what dates each attack took place; what percentage these represented of overall attacks during this period; and if he will make a statement.
(145425)
12  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions (a) coalition and (b) UK aircraft patrolling the southern no-fly-zone in Iraq have released ordnance in response to violations since 1st November 2000 indicating in percentage terms for this period the (i) nature of the threat, (ii) category of the target attacked and (iii) tonnage of ordnance released on each category of target (A) in total and (B) as proportion of the overall tonnage released in this period; and if he will make a statement.
(145461)
13  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what dates for the procurement of (a) Brimstone and (b) Maverick guided munitions have been set.
(145464)
14  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the procurement of (a) Brimstone and (b) Maverick guided munitions will have on the armed services' requirement to employ cluster bombs.
(145465)
15  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for further procurements of cluster bombs, indicating the (a) type, (b) cost and (c) manufacturer involved.
(145466)
16  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cluster bombs, and of what tonnage, are held by British armed services; and what is their current value.
(145467)
17  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions since 20th December 1998 his Department has been able to verify the claims of civilian casualties due to coalition aircraft activity over the no-fly-zones made by the Government of Iraq; what percentage of Iraqi claims of civilian dead his Department considers to be accurate in relation to (a) number of dead and (b) occasions when coalition activity has resulted in casualties; and if he will make a statement.
(145468)
18  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what extensive awareness training has been given by British armed services to local populations with regard to cluster bomb deployments; and what has been the cost of these training programmes.
(145469)
19  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the sale of the Royal Army Medical College at Millbank.
(146887)
20  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the agreed selling price of the Royal Army Medical College at Millbank.
(146882)
21  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Royal Navy has tungsten-based ammunition for its Phalanx CIWS.
(146901)
22  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if depleted uranium rounds are routinely carried by Challenger tanks on operations and training exercises.
(146899)
23  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a staement on the reasons for the elimination of each of the unsuccessful bids for the Royal Army Medical College at Millbank.
(146884)
24  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the arrangements are for the storage and handling of depleted uranium ammunition in service with UK armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(146898)
25  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the contract to sell the Royal Army Medical College at Millbank has been signed.
(146885)
26  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings Ministers in his Department have had with bidders for the purchase of the Royal Army Medical College at Millbank.
(146886)
27  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Royal Army Medical College at Millbank is to be sold to the highest bidder.
(146883)
28  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which exercises in each of the past 10 years depleted uranium ammunition has been fired by (a) the Army and (b) the Royal Navy.
(146900)
29  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the sale of surplus MoD property; and if he will make a statement.
(146888)
30  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional costs he anticipates arising from the geographical dislocation of the Meteorological Office from the European Meteorological Centre, following his decision to relocate the Meteorological Office to Exeter.
(146768)
31  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the influence of issues relating to the supply of American components to the Indian Government on Indian policy concerning purchase of Hawk aircraft.
(146746)
32  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the outcome of his most recent discussions with the Indian Government about the sale to them of Hawk aircraft.
(146745)
33  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the influence of issues relating to the supply of US originated components for the Sea King helicopter on Indian policy with reference to a purchase of BAe Hawk aircraft.
(146747)
34  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) war ships and (b) merchant marine ships sunk as a result of hostilities in the 20th Century, which are also war graves, are situated within (i) the United Kindom's territorial waters and (ii) the waters of UK overseas territories; and if a list of such vessels is published.
(146060)
35  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the extent of trespass by divers, collectors and archaeologists on the site of (a) HMS Repulse and (b) HMS Prince of Wales and the associated war graves; and what action he is taking to stop such activities.
(146063)
36  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action is being taken to agree and enforce an international convention to prevent the looting and tresspassing by divers of sunken war ships and merchant vessels which are war graves; and if he will make a statement.
(146062)
37  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British (a) warships and (b) merchant marine ships sunk as a result of hostilities in the 20th Century, which are war graves, are situated within the territorial waters of the Irish Republic; and if a list of such vessels is published.
(146059)
38  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what artifacts and structural parts have been removed from the sunken HMS Prince of Wales; who authorised their removal; and if he will make a statement.
(146061)
39  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action is being taken to obtain bilateral agreement with (a) the USA, (b) Commonwealth countries, (c) the Republic of Ireland and (d) the former belligerent countries of the First and Second World Wars to prevent divers looting and trespassing on sunken war ships and merchant ships which are war graves, and situated within United Kingdom territorial waters.
(146053)
40  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those local authority areas in which depleted uranium tipped ammunition was (a) tested and (b) used by HM forces; if the local authorities were informed of such testing and firing; what the incidence of leukaemia and other cancer-related illnesses is (i) in those areas and (ii) in similar local authority areas where such firing and testing has not taken place; and if he will make a statement.
(146427)
41  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with other foreign ministers about the plundering of ocean war graves; and if he will make a statement.
(145041)
42  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many school playing fields and what total land area of school playing fields have been sold in (a) the Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex as a whole in each of the last 10 years.
(146693)
43  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make it his policy to abolish tuition fees for full-time students.
(146692)
44  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many individuals who are full-time students at a university in the UK have parental homes in Sussex.
(146697)
45  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average size of class taught by one teacher was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in East Sussex for each year from 1990 to the latest year for which figures are available.
(146695)
46  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the level of spending was per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in East Sussex for each year from 1990 to the last year for which figures are available, expressed in today's prices.
(146701)
47  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many and what percentage of teachers in each of the four parliamentary constituencies of Wirral (a) have successfully applied for the teachers' performance pay threshold, (b) have unsuccessfully applied for the teachers' performance pay threshold and (c) are awaiting the outcome of their application for the teachers' performance pay threshold.
(146891)
48  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what funding is available for playgroups from (a) the Early Years Initiative and (b) other sources; and if he will make a statement.
(146609)
49  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to change planning law, with particular reference to the rights of objectors.
(146991)
50  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he had with representatives of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service before announcing their standard spending assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(146610)
51  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what administrative arrangements he plans to put in place to resolve potential overlapping responsibilities between the proposed New Forest Park Authority and the Lymington Harbour Commissioners regarding the management scheme for salt marsh and mud flats designated as a special area of conservation.
(145150)
52  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the proposed New Forest National Park Authority will be a relevant authority for the purposes of the habitat regulations in respect of the salt marsh and mud flats special area of conservation which is the responsibility of the Lymington Harbour Commissioners.
(145151)
53  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what arrangements he proposes to put in place to administer the structure of coastal management in the Solent between the European maritime site and the proposed New Forest National Park.
(145152)
54  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what effect his proposals for a New Forest National Park will have upon the jurisdiction and responsibilities discharged by the Lymington Harbour Commissioners.
(145153)
55  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the STEPS contract between his Department and Mapeley Limited for the transfer to Mapeley Limited of the ownership and management of the combined estate of the Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise has yet been finalised; and when the planned starting date is.
(147030)
56  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the economic activity rate was amongst (a) men aged 50 to 54, (b) men aged 55 to 59, (c) men aged 60 to 64, (d) men aged 65 to 69, (e) men aged 70 and over, (f) women aged 50 to 54, (g) women aged 55 to 59, (h) women aged 60 to 64, (i) women aged 65 to 69 and (j) women aged 70 years and over in each of the four quarters for which he has the most recent data (i) in the UK and (ii) in each of the parliamentary constituencies in Wirral.
(146892)
57  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the measures he (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take to prevent and detect fraudulent claims of working families tax credit.
(146993)
58  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how reserves are treated in the calculation of the Barnett formula.
(147057)
59  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the compliance of the Chinese Government with those agreements with human rights aspects agreed by that Government since 1997.
(146717)
60  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made in identifying the location and condition of the Panchen Lama.
(146721)
61  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will support a resolution condemning the Chinese Government at the 57th meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
(146716)
62  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) extent of and (b) implications of migration of Han Chinese into Tibet.
(146720)
63  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to recognise the Tibetan Government in exile if the Chinese authorities continue to refuse to engage in meaningful dialogue with the Dalai Lama.
(146715)
64  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Tibet.
(146718)
65  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of current Chinese policy on the culture and historic environment of Tibet.
(146748)
66  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the representations he has received on the (a) timing and (b) content of the Green Paper on mercenary activity from (i) non-governmental organisations, (ii) commercial interests, companies and service organisations, (iii) foreign governments and (iv) other categories; and if he will make a statement.
(145462)
67  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish the Green Paper on Mercenary Activity; and if he will make a statement.
(145583)
68  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) non-governmental organisations, (b) commercial interests, companies and service organisations, (c) foreign governments and (d) academic or other experts who his Department has formally consulted regarding the Green Paper on mercenary activity; and if he will make a statement.
(145463)
69  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to appoint a special envoy to hold talks with Sri Lankan leaders on the peace process; and if he will make a statement.
(146870)
70  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to (a) Norway and (b) Sri Lanka, on the talks of the Norwegian special envoy with Sri Lankan leaders on the peace process; and if he will make a statement.
(146873)
71  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to Chinese Ministers regarding the building by China of a base in the south eastern Fujian province for the deployment of advanced Russian-made S-300 ground-to-air missiles; and if he will make a statement.
(146878)
72  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Indian Ministers regarding the test firing of intermediate range ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads; and if he will make a statement.
(146874)
73  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) Philippine leaders and (b) the family of Eiman April Grant regarding her whereabouts; and if he will make a statement.
(146877)
74  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to President Wahid on his support for a new month-long truce with rebels in the province of Aceh; and if he will make a statement.
(146881)
75  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what planned overseas ministerial visits (a) he proposes and (b) his Ministers propose to make this year; when the visits are scheduled; and if he will make a statement.
(146872)
76  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) Russian leaders, (b) the American administration and (c) NATO leaders regarding the movement of short-range nuclear weapons to Kaliningrad; and if he will make a statement.
(146875)
77  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to Indonesian ministers on tear gas fired by police at protesters on 17th January; and if he will make a statement.
(146880)
78  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support international inspections of military nuclear facilities at Kaliningrad.
(146876)
79  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representation he has made to (a) ministers in Myanmar and (b) ministers in Bangladesh on Bangladesh's latest offer of peace talks; and if he will make a statement.
(146879)
80  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many overseas ministerial visits have been undertaken by the Foreign Secretary since 1992; and which countries were visited.
(146871)
81  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates he has held minority ethnic press receptions; and which publications and programmes were represented.
(146677)
82  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the UK ethnic minority publications to which his Department subscribes, indicating the editors and producers he has consulted more than once in the last year.
(146676)
83  
N  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which parts of the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice provide the presidencies for 2001 with political tasks and initiatives on behalf of the European Council; and for what reasons these duties were supported by Her Majesty's Government.
(144777)
84  
N  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the parts of the provisional text of the Treaty of Nice which provide the presidencies for 2001 with political tasks and initiatives on behalf of the European Council, indicating the reasons for Her Majesty Government's support in each case.
(146025)
85  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) nationally and (b) in East Sussex who had an operation on the NHS waited longer than one year for that operation in each year since 1992.
(146699)
86  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Government is taking in response to the views of the Beta Interferon appeal panel on selecting patients on treatment with Beta Interferon.
(147036)
87  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to give advice on new drugs and therapies for the management of schizophrenia.
(147031)
88  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if NICE consulted ministers before the announcement on 22nd December 2000 of further research into the cost effectiveness of drugs for multiple sclerosis.
(147038)
89  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to issue guidelines on the treatment of pressure sores.
(147033)
90  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions took place between health ministers and the Chief Executive of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence following the Institute's appraisal review meeting for multiple sclerosis on 13th December.
(147037)
91  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to issue guidelines on the treatment of back pain.
(147032)
92  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school children (a) nationally and (b) in Dorset have received BCG vaccinations during the 2000-01 academic year; and if he will make a statement.
(147035)
93  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the draft regulations covering the work of the Children's Rights Director; and if he will list the organisations and individuals he intends to consult about them.
(146515)
94  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations at Wexham Park Hospital were cancelled on 16th January; for what reasons; and if he will make a statement.
(147001)
95  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hip replacement operations, (b) heart operations and (c) cataract operations were completed in the NHS in (i) 1979, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 2000.
(146988)
96  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide genetically engineered recombinant treatment products in place of blood products for people with haemophilia in the United Kingdom.
(147042)
97  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold a public inquiry into the infection of people with haemophilia, HIV and hepatitis through contaminated blood products; and if he will make a statement.
(147041)
98  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Broxbourne, of 27th September, 24th October, 22nd November and 22nd December 2000 and 8 January 2001, relating to Mr Dino Costas of Goffs Oak.
(146896)
99  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Broxbourne, of 31st October, 22nd November, 22nd December 2000 and 18th January 2001, relating to Mr Derek Frank Finch of Cheshunt.
(146895)
100  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to inform schools involved in the National School Fruit Scheme about the advice from the Chief Medical Officer, issued in 1997 and 1998, about pesticide residues and the peeling of fruit and vegetables
(147043)
101  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been commissioned of the safety of post-coital contraception with respect to girls aged (a) 12 years to 14 years and (b) 14 years to 16 years; and if he will make a statement.
(146771)
102  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the number of keyhole operations is not reduced on financial grounds.
(146769)
103  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recommendations have been made by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence about reducing keyhole operations on financial grounds; and if he will make a statement.
(146767)
104  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people had (a) keyhole heart operations and (b) other heart operations on the NHS in the last five years in England and Wales.
(146770)
105  
N  
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he received on the level of Criminal Injury Compensation Authority awards; and if he will make a statement.
(146764)
106  
N  
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children made application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in each of the last five years.
(146766)
107  
N  
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid out in compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (a) in total and (b) on average to each applicant (i) in 2000 and (ii) in 1995.
(146765)
108  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murders were committed in East Sussex (a) in each of the last 25 years and (b) in each month of the last year for which figures are available.
(146700)
109  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many press officers there were in his Department in each year since 1992.
(146694)
110  
N  
Sir Richard Body (Boston and Skegness):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice and guidance he has given in the last 12 months to chief constables about the treatment of travellers.
(146678)
111  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those persons who have been jailed in the last 10 years as a result of (a) a conviction for rape and (b) a charge of rape and who were released as a result of withdrawal of the accusation by the alleged victim.
(144925)
112  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the monthly rates are of (a) property and (b) car crime (i) nationally and (ii) in the South Buckinghamshire District Council in the latest year for which figures are available.
(146995)
113  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has recieved from the Chief Constable of the Thames Valley Police concerning the resources available to him.
(146996)
114  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response his Department has made to the publication by Channel 4 Television of the policing performance league table; and if he will make a statement.
(146994)
115  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of spending on police resources on an average per capita basis is (a) nationally and (b) in the South Buckinghamshire District Council area.
(146999)
116  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidance to chief constables about the diversion of police resources to town and city centres from the surrouding rural districts; and if he will make a statement.
(147000)
117  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial resources he plans to make available to improve recruitment and retention of police officers in the South Buckingamshire District Council area.
(146998)
118  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase police resources for the Thames Valley Police Force.
(146997)
119  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in each year since its establishment; how many cases have been fully dealt with in each year; how many outstanding cases at the end of each year and on the last date for which figures are available there were; and if he will make a statement.
(145711)
120  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes involving theft of (a) computers and (b) mobile phones took place in (i) 1979, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 2000.
(146989)
121  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent investigations he has commissioned into operating conditions at Harlan UK Ltd; and if he will make a statement.
(146612)
122  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to reduce gun crime; and if he will make a statement.
(146615)
123  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times since May 1997 ministers in his Department met John Carr of NCH Action for Children (a) formally and (b) informally.
(146893)
124  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if she will list the solicitors and barristers appointed circuit judges over the last five years who have not sat previously as recorders; which of them had no other judicial experience prior to appointment; and on what basis they were appointed.
(147049)
125  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outcome was of complaints filed against the RUC concerning the arrest of David McCombe and Padraig McCracken in the Glen Road area in December 2000; what action has been taken against the officers concerned; and what guidance is given to the police for the handling of minors.
(146772)
126  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 519W, by what means the police in each district keep records of individuals who have been warned that their personal details, as compiled by security forces, have been found in possession of persons suspected of having been engaged in the preparation, instigation or commission of acts of terrorism; and what statistical information he collates on the number of individuals who are, and who have been, put at risk.
(146516)
127  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library the text of the speech by RUC Superintendant Colin Burrows on the Northern Ireland perspective on non-lethal weapons delivered to the Jane's Defence Review conference in Glasgow on 5th and 6th December 2000.
(146517)
128  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many robberies of (a) post offices and (b) Royal Mail vehicles there were in each RUC division in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will estimate the total sum so stolen in each RUC division in this period.
(147044)
129  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the (a) cost to Her Majesty's Government and (b) impact on the UK of the millennium bug.
(146698)
130  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to send a personal envoy to Zimbabwe to help resolve the land dispute and help restore peace to the country; and if he will make a statement.
(146867)
131  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to send a personal envoy with a message from him to (a) Sri Lanka, (b) Myanmar and (c) Sierra Leone, to help move the peace process forward; and if he will make a statement.
(146868)
132  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to send a personal envoy with a message from him to Phillipines Ministers to help in the search for Eiman April Grant; and if he will make a statement.
(146869)
133  
  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his plans for a national ceremony commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in 2002.
(147040)
134  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Knowsley South, of 15th January, Official Report, column 80W, on pensioner incomes, if he will reproduce the table disaggregated by age group for (a) pensioners aged 70 and under, (b) pensioners aged 71 to 75, (c) pensioners aged 76 to 80 and (d) pensioners aged over 80 years.
(146889)
135  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, on the state pension, how many (a) single pensioners in receipt of the basic state pension and (b) pensioner couples in receipt of the basic state pension are not entitled to the full value of the appropriate basic state pension.
(146890)
136  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if levels of income support limits for people in care homes will be uprated in line with increased Department of Health limits for charges.
(146990)
137  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what complaints he has received regarding the clarity of Part 2 of the claim form for winter fuel payment; and if he will make a statement.
(146611)
138  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the timescale for the House of Lords judgement on the back-dating of part-time workers' pension rights.
(146897)
139  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what his reasons are choosing 12th December 2000 as the qualifying date for the winter fuel allowance.
(146992)
140  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received from the National Centre for Independent Living concerning the proportion of a disabled person's income which may be taken to pay for essential care without which that person cannot live an independent life; and if he will make a statement.
(147058)
141  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Solicitor General, if it is his policy that the Crown Prosecution Service should pay compensation to the victims of crime whose cases are the subject of administrative maladministration by the Crown Prosecution Service and who suffer loss as a result; and if he will make a statement.
(147034)
142  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the independent retail petrol industry.
(147047)
143  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the retail petrol stations which he has visited since January 2000 to discuss matters affecting their businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(147046)
144  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with Royal Mail regarding the redirection service to overseas addresses; and if he will make a statement.
(146613)
145  
N  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the governments of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey about the regional implications of building the Ilisu Dam; and what regional support there is for the project beyond that of the Turkish Government.
(145071)
146  
N  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on UK-US defence co-operation.
[Transferred] (145043)
147  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will break down the publicity budget for publicising the 2001 census; what the timetable is for the publicity campaign; what its objectives are; what initiatives are being taken to target specific ethnic groups and regions; what are the objectives of each; and what initiatives are being prepared to make children aware of the census.
[Transferred] (146679)
148  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Prime Minister, what recent representations have been made by other states concerning provision of counter terrorism check clearance; what states have agreed to co-operate or have entered reciprocal arrangements; and what states have refused to co-operate or expressed reservations.
[Transferred] (147006)
149  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those departments and list X companies experiencing difficulties with counter terrorism check processing arising at governmental level in the Republic of Ireland; and what the nature of these difficulties are.
[Transferred] (147002)
150  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many posts are subject to counter terrorism check clearances; how many candidates in each department have been rejected as a result of a failure to obtain CTC clearance in the last five years; what time delay is built into the recruitment process to allow for CTC clearance; and what the ethnic and national breakdown is of those rejected candidates.
[Transferred] (147003)
151  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, by what means he intends to facilitate competition between independent petrol retailers and oil companies for the provision of motor fuels at motorway service areas.
[Transferred] (147048)


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