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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 25 January 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 25 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 25th JANUARY
1  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his estimate is of the total financial support for (a) United Kingdom and (b) English agriculture (i) directly and (ii) indirectly in each year since 1990-91; and if he will make a statement.
(145954)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his policy is on legislation at EU level on prevention of use of antibiotics in animal food.
(147454)
3  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to compensate farmers for the losses caused by recent flooding.
(147473)
4  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on reform of the sugar regime.
(147184)
5  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, when he last received representations from the Commission of the Bishop's Conferences of the European Community; and if he will make a statement.
(147518)
6  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he intends to take to ensure that there is adequate non-executive representation on the main OFCOM board.
(147172)
7  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what sources of money will be used to fund OFCOM.
(147179)
8  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the significant differences between the consultation paper relating to approvals of new BBC public services and the final guidelines issued.
(147175)
9  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he intends to carry out his priority review of News 24.
(147174)
10  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the criteria he intends to use to determine whether new BBC public service channels will be approved.
(147173)
11  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what radio services are available on the DAB system; and how many regular listeners there are to those services.
(147447)
12  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with broadcasters on the scheduling of evening news bulletins.
(147420)
13  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will place copies of (a) Sport England's report on the feasibility study of Pickett's Lock and (b) the British Olympic Association's report on the feasibility study on London as the centre of an Olympic bid for 2012 and 2016 in the Library.
(147083)
14  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if a cost/benefit analysis under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 was conducted for the recent chemically evoked seizure experiments conducted on guinea pigs; and if he will make a statement.
(147181)
15  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to apply the same cost/benefit analysis requirements in respect of animal experiments as apply to industry under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
(147180)
16  
N  
Mr Tony Benn (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if Her Majesty's Government will forthwith cease to deploy the Trident weapons system on the basis that it is illegal.
(147189)
17  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the circumstances surrounding an attack on Samawa, Iraq, on Saturday 20th January; how many people were killed; and what damage there was to buildings.
(147182)
18  
  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the anti-tank weaponry available to his Department for purchase, indicating which of these weapons are in use in NATO forces.
(147271)
19  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 21st December 2000, Official Report, column 248W, on the Type 45 destroyer, what incentives there are in the DFM contract for BAe Systems Electronics to deliver below the maximum price; and if he will make a statement.
(147528)
20  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 21st December 2000, Official Report, column 249W on Type 45 destroyers, if the DFM contract resolves conflicts between (a) the prime contractor's incentives to deliver the first batch at a price below the maximum price, (b) the additional cost of employing two yards to design and assemble the first three ships and (c) an unsolicited proposal from BAe Systems Marine for sole sourcing of the assembly of the Type 45 ships; and if he will make a statement.
(147531)
21  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much depleted uranium was used by each country in the Allied Forces during the Gulf War.
(147377)
22  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) plutonium and (b) other highly radioactive particles was contained in the depleted uranium shells fired by Britain during the Gulf War.
(147379)
23  
  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the call by the European Parliament for a suspension of the use of depleted uranium munitions.
(147411)
24  
  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the findings of the UN Environmental Programme that munition tips at sites attacked by NATO during the Kosovo conflict contain traces of highly radioactive enriched uranium, U-236; and if he will make a statement.
(147413)
25  
  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if enriched uranium, U-236, and other radioactive material from nuclear processing plants is used in the manufacture of depleted uranium munitions in Britain.
(147412)
26  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason JS DCI 88/00 was cancelled; who authorised its cancellation; what replaced it; and if he will make a statement.
(147245)
27  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the staff budget for DERA is; and what proportion of that budget is allocated for expenditure in Scotland.
(147012)
28  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of DERA's assets is; and what percentage of these assets are in Scotland.
(147013)
29  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent in the last 12 months for training by the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marines, (c) Army and (d) RAF in the United Kingdom; and what proportion of these totals are spent in Scotland.
(147014)
30  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spends on research and development in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Scotland; and if he will break down the Scottish total into (i) DERA's own research and (ii) research funded in academic and non-DERA sites; and what the names of these non-DERA sites are.
(147015)
31  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply of 15th January, Official Report, column 144W, on depleted uranium, what units cleared Devil Dog Dragoon Range after the discharge of depleted uranium rounds in 1991; and if the personnel involved were warned of hazards deriving from the passage of depleted uranium rounds into compacted sand berms.
(147016)
32  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the responsibility of (a) his Department and (b) the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency in respect of research undertaken into the effects of depleted uranium use.
(147387)
33  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Daedalus site at Lee-on-the-Solent.
(147084)
34  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he last met representatives of the European Trades Union Confederation; and if he will make a statement on the issues discussed.
(147520)
35  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the cost of ministerial travel was (a) within the UK and (b) outside the UK for his Department for each of the last three years.
(147232)
36  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the cost of hospitality given by ministers was in his Department in each of the last three years.
(147233)
37  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when the Minister with responsibility for School Standards will reply to the honourable Member for Hertsmere's letter of November 2000, concerning teacher recruitment.
(147471)
38  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the costs of implementing the proposed joint venture company to run Leeds Local Education Authority.
(147274)
39  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, by what means the costs of establishing and running the proposed Leeds Local Education Authority joint venture company will be met.
(147275)
40  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what considerations he has given to Leeds Local Education Authority entering into partnership with a public sector organisation to run its proposed joint venture company.
(147272)
41  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what evaluation he has made of the performance of Leeds Local Education Authority over the period following the publication of the OFSTED and PricewaterhouseCoopers reports on it.
(147273)
42  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list by local authority the total value of the estimates that schools have made of the sums needed for the repairs of school buildings at the latest date for which figures are available.
(147253)
43  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for the (a) United Kingdom and (b) each local authority, the number of three year olds with free early years education places providing five or more sessions of education per week in (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) for each year from 1992 to 2000.
(147244)
44  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list (a) by authority and (b) as a total, the results of the asset management plan condition data surveys, breaking the data down according to each level of priority.
(147254)
45  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for (a) Great Britain and (b) each local authority real terms expenditure per pupil in (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) each year since 1992 for which figures are available.
(147252)
46  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many students are (a) studying for degrees in podiatry and (b) training in chiropody; how many have qualified in each of the last five years; and what the cost of training is.
(147269)
47  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his estimate is of the number of (a) accidents, (b) injury accidents and (c) fatalities on the A303 Ilminster by-pass in each year from 1990, including 2001 to date; and if he will make a statement.
(145956)
48  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what independent valuations of the Millennium Dome have been undertaken on his behalf; and what constraints have been identifed in the report which would affect the sale value of the land.
(147177)
49  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the (a) bills and (b) draft bills in the Queen's Speech have had an environmental appraisal undertaken of them.
(147317)
50  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the road schemes (a) approved and (b) provisionally approved in (i) the targeted programme of improvements, (ii) multi-model studies and (iii) the local transport settlement, where the primary objective is economic regeneration.
(147316)
51  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th January to the honourable Member for Nottingham South, Official Report, column 294 W, on fuel poor households, if he will estimate on the same basis the number of fuel poor households in each nation and region of the United Kingdom in 1996.
(147247)
52  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on which dates the Minister for the Environment attended departmental meetings to discuss (a) the Homes Bill and (b) the Leasehold Reform Bill.
(147444)
53  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to make an announcement on the outstanding planning appeals in respect of motorway service areas on the M25 south western quadrant, following the decision of Mr Justice Richards.
(147416)
54  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to promote an improvement in the cellular telephone network coverage of the mainline rail network.
(147530)
55  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what criteria his Department uses for determining need for motorway service areas.
(147419)
56  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if it remains the policy of his Department that a motorway service area is required on the south western quadrant of the M25 motorway.
(147418)
57  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish figures indicating the average usage, on an hour by hour basis, of the M4 eastbound bus lane between Heathrow and the elevated section, for the most recent period for which figures are available.
(147388)
58  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which organisations, political parties and individuals have, since 23rd October 2000, made representations to (a) the Planning inspectorate, (b) the Government Office for the North West and (c) his Department on PNW/5290/219/32, about the proposed demolition of Blackburn House, Clifton Drive, North St. Annes and the erection of 26 dwellings with associated car parking and landscaping.
(147219)
59  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the release of planning decision PNW/5290/219/32 to the public before copies of the decision were received by the participants.
(147220)
60  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 527W, if he will list the statutory provisions which prevent local authorities from operating stakeholder pensions.
(147385)
61  
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 details of the budgets of each of the RDAs for funding urban regeneration projects in (a) the current and (b) the next financial year.
(147236)
62  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about the participation of SEEDA in the next round of SRB bids.
(147238)
63  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his policy is on meeting the shortfall caused by RDAs overspending on urban regeneration projects.
(147237)
64  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what budget was allocated for the current financial year by SEEDA for regeneration projects; how much has been spent to date; and how much remains unspent.
(147235)
65  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which RDAs will not be participating in the next round of SRB bids.
(147239)
66  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent communications he has received from Torbay Council regarding South West Water's compulsory purchase order of land at Ilsham Valley, Torquay.
(147407)
67  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many speed restrictions were in place on the railways during the weeks commencing (a) 8th January and (b) 15th January; and if he will make a statement.
(147010)
68  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many trains are awaiting certification; how long he estimates it will take to certify these trains; what the procedure is; and what factors have delayed the process of certification.
(147011)
69  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects negotiations on a Suitable Strategic Partner for the National Air Traffic Service to be concluded.
(147144)
70  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the relationship between the temperature at which municipal solid waste incinerators burn and the impact on the health of local residents associated with emissions from such incinerators; and if he will make a statement.
(147509)
71  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance he has issued concerning the temperature at which combustion of polychlorinated biphenyl should occur in incinerators in order to minimise the emission of dioxins and dibenzofurans.
(147512)
72  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the research carried out concerning the incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators of soft-tissue sarcoma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma clusters, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in July 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(147511)
73  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance he has issued about the preferred temperature at which municipal solid waste incinerators are recommended to burn to minimise the harm associated with emissions from such incinerators; and if he will make a statement.
(147508)
74  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he has carried out an assessment to determine whether the PFI contract for the disposal of waste entered into between Herefordshire and Worcestershire councils and Fosca plc in 1998 complies with guidance issued by his Department on 22nd December 2000.
(147513)
75  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the research carried out concerning the reported incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain of cancer cases, published in the British Journal of Cancer in March 1996; and if he will make a statement.
(147510)
76  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when Worcestershire County Council submitted a draft plan for dealing with its waste; and what assessment he has made of it.
(147505)
77  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance he has issued to waste disposal authorities and planning authorities considering applications connected with waste disposal to ensure that waste is generally disposed of as near to its place of production as possible; and if he will make a statement.
(147507)
78  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, under what powers a county council can take a decision about a major waste disposal development before it has completed its public consultation on its overall plan for disposing of waste.
(147502)
79  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment Worcestershire County Council is required to carry out before reaching a decision on the development of a municipal solid waste incinerator.
(147504)
80  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance he has given to local planning authorities about the extent of consultation a local planning authority is required to undertake in considering the development of municipal solid waste incinerators; and if he will make a statement.
(147503)
81  
  
Mr Peter Temple-Morris (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on how many occasions municipal solid waste incinerators have been found to be operating in breach of conditions on their operation imposed by (a) planning consents and (b) pollution control consents in each of the last five years; and what assessment was made of the potential damage to the health of local residents in each case.
(147506)
82  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people were housed in bed and breakfast accommodation in Eastbourne in each of the last three years.
(147421)
83  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to announce the future funding arrangements for (a) Vale Link Community Transport, (b) Yate and Sudbury dial-a-ride and (c) other community transport schemes in South Gloucestershire.
(147203)
84  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his policy towards EU-level investigations into price-fixing in currency transactions within the Euro-zone; and what estimate he has made of the level of mark up which has occurred.
(147529)
85  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what period an employer is required to continue making payments of working families tax credit to a person (a) outside the UK and (b) taking extended unpaid leave.
(147229)
86  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what period it is permissible to continue receiving working families tax credit whilst outside the UK.
(147228)
87  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to implement the extra-statutory concession on VAT for home care, announced in February 2000; and for what reason the concession is linked to proposed changes in Department of Trade and Industry regulations which have yet to be implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(147186)
88  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has offered on the proper role of the appointed actuary in insurance enterprises, with special reference to the issue of internal conflicts of interest.
(147250)
89  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the special shares he holds in former nationalised companies; what value is placed on those shares based on resource accounting procedures; and what market value is attached to those shares.
(147251)
90  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the final report of the Lamfalussy Committee on the regulation of European securities markets to be presented.
(147278)
91  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate on average the number of (a) cigarettes, (b) cigars and (c) packets of hand-rolling tobacco smuggled each day into the United Kingdom in the last 12 months.
(145874)
92  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the results of the Alcohol and Tobacco Smuggling Survey of June 2000 have not been published; and if he will place a copy of the results in the Library.
(145875)
93  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate on average the number of (a) pints of beers and cider, (b) bottles of Scotch whisky, (c) bottles of London gin and (d) other spirits smuggled each day into the United Kingdom in the last 12 months.
(145876)
94  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue lost to the Exchequer through (a) smuggling of (i) alcohol and (ii) tobacco in 2000 and (b) cross-border shopping for (1) alcohol and (2) tobacco in 1999.
(145877)
95  
N  
Mr Christopher Fraser (Mid Dorset and North Poole):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from interested organisations on his policies on business taxation.
(145792)
96  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which of his five economic tests for joining the euro have been met; when he expects the others to be met; and if he will make a statement.
(147376)
97  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Dunfermline West of 15th January, Official Report, column 127W on Customs and Excise, if Her Majesty's Customs and Excise has in the past entered into a confidentiality agreement with a third party for the purpose of evaluating evidence from that third party which may have been offered in respect of litigation.
(147017)
98  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Office of National Statistics has reached a preliminary view on the treatment of trust posts as part of the PSBR rules; and if he will make a statement.
(147146)
99  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to introduce its proposal for a Britdisk vignette on foreign road hauliers; and if he will make a statement.
(147145)
100  
N  
Mr Tony Benn (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the United Kingdom Government has taken to implement the judgement of the International Court of Justice in 1995 in regard to the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons.
(147188)
101  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding from (a) EU and (b) UK Government sources is available to the European Disability Forum; and when he last received representations from them.
(147458)
102  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy towards monitoring the European Commission's spending on its budget lines, with particular reference to monies spent on (a) information campaigning and (b) lobby groups.
(147516)
103  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) past and (b) future venues of the Your Britain, Your Europe roadshow; and what have been its costs to date.
(147460)
104  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last (a) met and (b) received representations from the European Women's Lobby; and if he will make a statement.
(147514)
105  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many responses were received to the questionnaire attached to the Your Britain, Your Europe leaflet; how many leaflets have been distributed; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(147466)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on planned information campaigns for UK embassy and consulate staff on the euro.
(147463)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the report on the leak to Russian agents of EU classified material in Helsinki of September 1998; and if he will make a statement.
(147521)
108  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many comitology committees of the EU were in existence on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(147319)
109  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many EU regulations and directives containing comitology powers were issued in the last 12 months.
(147320)
110  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further discussions he has had with the British Ambassador to Mexico with regard to the disappearance of Miss Brenda Searle.
(147085)
111  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in the Moluccas regarding (a) security and (b) religious freedom.
(147380)
112  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the outcomes of the oil-for-food programme for Iraq.
(147374)
113  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government plans to implement the provisions of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages; and if he will make a statement.
(147383)
114  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the money from the Iraqi oil for food programme, held in a UN administered account, was spent on (a) food and medicine, (b) war reparations and (c) payments to the UN in the last 12 months.
(147370)
115  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received concerning the ending of sanctions against Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(147381)
116  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make representations to the UN Sanctions Committee for the early release of (a) food-testing equipment and (b) equipment to combat cancer, which is being held from entry into Iraq.
(147375)
117  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterparts concerning their decision not to demand human rights certification in exchange for the aid package, Plan Colombia.
(147256)
118  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations with Iran.
(147255)
119  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the average quarterly loyalty bonus which will be paid to dentists undertaking NHS work in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(145955)
120  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the relative benefits to dental health of (a) calcium fluoride and (b) sodium fluoride.
(147258)
121  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the report into the safety and efficacy of fluoride in drinking water carried out by the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York; and what plans he has to establish a public inquiry into the issue.
(147259)
122  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospitals in Cornwall and Devon which failed to meet basic cleanliness standards according to the recent survey by NHS Estates.
(147249)
123  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England assessed as needing residential or nursing home care are on a waiting list for funding; and how many of those waiting whose capital has dropped below £16,000 by reason of delay in securing funding from their local authority are (a) waiting at home, (b) waiting in hospital and (c) already in a residential care or nursing home.
(147148)
124  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many case reviews under Part 8 of the Children Act 1989 following the death of a child from abuse or neglect were held between 1990 and 1999.
(147136)
125  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers the inquiry into the events surrounding the death of Victoria Climbie will have regarding the submission of evidence and the disclosure of information.
(147187)
126  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the inquiry into the events surrounding the death of Victoria Climbie will be held in public; and what the remit of the inquiry will be.
(147170)
127  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if Lord Laming will be assisted by a panel of experts in his inquiry into the events surrounding the death of Victoria Climbie.
(147190)
128  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps were taken to act upon and disseminate recommendations from case reviews under the Children Act 1989 carried out between 1990 and 1999.
(147137)
129  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the inquiry into the events surrounding the death of Victoria Climbie is expected to conclude taking evidence.
(147191)
130  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the implementation of the proposed extra-statutory concession on VAT and home care; and if he will make a statement.
(147135)
131  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many agency nurses were employed in the NHS in December 2000; and what the total cost of that employment was.
(147242)
132  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster were vaccinated against (i) MMR and (ii) meningitis in (A) 1999 and (B) 2000.
(147318)
133  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the release of fluoride into a patient's mouth through the use of slow-release fluoride dressings during dental treatment requires the prior consent of the patient.
(147417)
134  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the budget for hospital and community health services of (a) health authorities and (b) PCGs/PCTs was spent on administrative costs in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(147263)
135  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the distribution of the remaining money available from the New Oportunities Fund for the undertaking of research and other work in the field of cancer treatments; and if he will make a statement.
(147221)
136  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trusts are (a) acute, (b) community and (c) both community and acute; and how many amalgamations of acute and community trusts there have been in the last five years in England and Wales.
(147230)
137  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to offer parents the choice of having their children vaccinated with individual innoculations for mumps, measles and rubella.
(147451)
138  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if practice-nurses in London in primary care will receive the new nursing London cost of living allowance.
(147246)
139  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to require the NHS to make provision for a possible changeover to the euro as part of its budget preparation for the financial year 2001-02.
(147149)
140  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the international laws governing the adoption of children; and if he will list them.
(147415)
141  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the formal procedures are for adopting children from abroad; and if he will publish them.
(147386)
142  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received concerning the safety of tattoos and piercings.
(147522)
143  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the health risks associated with tattoos and piercings.
(147523)
144  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has carried out into the safety of tattoos and piercings.
(147524)
145  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to the public on the safety of tattoos and piercings.
(147525)
146  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St. Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to enable adults with haemophilia to be offered treatment with genetically engineered recombinant and to establish a no-fault compensation scheme for people with haemophilia who have been infected with hepatitis.
(147265)
147  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) final version and (b) other full business cases for NHS hospital trust computer systems that have a lifetime contract value in excess of £1 million were first submitted in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000.
(147141)
148  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to carry out a value for money and operational effectiveness audit of the NHS computer systems purchased through the South West regional procurement following full implementation, before employing this procurement methodology elsewhere.
(147139)
149  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of NHS trusts that will incure lifetime expenditure in excess of £1 million in order to achieve Level 3 EPR.
(147143)
150  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for each regional office, how many (a) final version and (b) other full business cases for NHS hospital trust computer systems that have a lifetime contract value in excess of £1 million and that were first submitted since January 1999 have been approved.
(147142)
151  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the target turn-around time is for the assessment of full business cases for computer systems of a value in excess of £1 million submitted by NHS hospital trusts from presentation of initial full business case to the approval of final business case.
(147140)
152  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the cost to-date of the publication NHS Plan News; where it is printed; and how many copies have been distributed.
(146306)
153  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he has received from the Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening; and what proposals he has with respect to the Hydrolysed DNA test.
(147248)
154  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to non-medical practitioners when referring patients to hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(146773)
155  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much extra money was allocated to the professions allied to medicine under the NHS National Plan.
(147276)
156  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the locations where podiatric surgery is available to NHS patients; and if he will make a statement on availability.
(147267)
157  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to issue guidance from the NHS Executive on NHS chiropody and podiatry services; and if he will make a statement.
(147266)
158  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many podiatric surgeons work in the NHS; and if he will make a statement on their contribution to best practice in foot healthcare.
(147264)
159  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost per NHS patient of treatment by (a) an orthopaedic and (b) a podiatric surgeon.
(147270)
160  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the total amount of funding made available to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate for each of the last five years.
(147171)
161  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 18th January, Official Report, columns 351-2W, on British citizenship, (a) if he will list the other honourable Members who contacted him concerning this application, (b) on what date communications were received from each honourable Member who contacted him in this case, (c) if he will place copies of the letters received from (i) the honourable Members for (A) Hartlepool and (B) Leicester East and (ii) the other honourable Members referred to in his Answer in the Library, (d) if he will list the nationality applications since May 1997 concerning which communications have been received from the honourable Member for Hartlepool other than those relating to his constitutents and (e) if a reply was sent to the honourable Member for Hartlepool; and if he will make a statement.
(147183)
162  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the dates on which applications for nationality have been received by (a) Mr G. P. Hinduja and (b) Mr S. P. Hinduja since 1990.
(147178)
163  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on Article 41 of the proposed Council Directive on minimum standards on procedures in member states for granting and withdrawing refugee status, with particular reference to (a) rights granted to applicants in the context of (i) fundamentalism, (ii) hostile aliens, (iii) questionable social or political views on morals and (iv) use of the NHS and (b) contradiction of that article and Article 30 of same directive.
(147452)
164  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on planned information campaigns on the euro for the UK police forces to combat forgery.
(147462)
165  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last received representations from (a) Caritas Europa, (b) the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe, (c) the Commission of the Bishop's Conferences of the European Community and (d) the International Catholic Migration Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(147517)
166  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the planned (a) budget and (b) activities of the European Forum for the Prevention of Organised Crime.
(147453)
167  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what analysis he has made of the ethnic origin of girls sentenced to detention and training since April 2000.
(147455)
168  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made with research into the age limit for children remaining with mothers serving terms of imprisonment; what the membership of the working group conducting the research is; what the size of the sample used in the research is; what methods are being employed; and when he expects to publish the results.
(147468)
169  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of self-harm have taken place amongst (a) females, (b) females under 21 and (c) females under 18 serving custodial sentences in each year since 1995, broken down by establishment in which the incidents occurred.
(147469)
170  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into deaths and incidents of self-harm in women's prisons.
(147470)
171  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the factors underlying the recent increase in the number of women sentenced to imprisonment.
(147457)
172  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of women sentenced to immediate imprisonment have no previous convictions; and if he will give a breakdown of the type of offences (a) such women and (b) all women sentenced to imprisonment have committed in the latest year for which figures are available.
(147467)
173  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to remove 15 and 16 year-old girls from the prison system.
(147456)
174  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons he estimates will be convicted of an offence under Clause 14(4) of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill annually.
(147225)
175  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the maximum punishment for each penalty offence in Clause 1 of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill and the maximum fine that a police officer could impose for each offence under Clause 2 of the Bill.
(147223)
176  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his original estimate was of the number of anti-social behaviour orders that would be issued annually; how that estimate has been revised; and if he will make a statement.
(147226)
177  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty notices he estimates will be issued for each penalty offence under Clause 2 of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill annually to persons (a) who would otherwise be cautioned, (b) who would otherwise be tried and (c) who would otherwise not be proceeded against in any way.
(147224)
178  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalty notices he estimates will be issued for each penalty offence under Clause 2 of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill annually; and what sum he estimates will be received in fines.
(147222)
179  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many travel restriction orders he estimates will be made under Clause 35 of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill annually.
(147227)
180  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of fire-related deaths in the home was in each of the last five years; what the total number of reported fires was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(145715)
181  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cost to public funds of designing and preparing the new web-site for the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(147147)
182  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will provide funds to help voluntary organisations pay the proposed fee for security checks on volunteers.
(147372)
183  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid the UK Government will send to El Salvador following the recent earthquake; and how this money will be spent.
(147371)
184  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 6W, if she will place in the Library a copy of the KFOR information pack on depleted uranium provided to UNMACC.
(147414)
185  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many of the judiciary have undergone training on the implications of the Human Rights Act 1998.
(147450)
186  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to announce the date of the local council elections in Northern Ireland.
(147138)
187  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what date (a) discussions first took place between a Minister and the Hinduja brothers, (b) correspondence was sent by a minister and (c) correspondence was received by a minister concerning the possible sponsoring of the Faith Zone in the Millennium Dome by the Hinduja Brothers; and if he will make a statement.
(147176)
188  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will release the minutes, under the 30 year rule, of the meeting between the British and French heads of Government in June 1971 in Paris.
(147459)
189  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioner households have been paid the winter fuel allowance in the London Borough of Wandsworth to date.
(147243)
190  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the compensation for former prisoners of war of the Japanese will be paid.
(147218)
191  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many asylum seekers claimed benefits in (a) Kent and (b) other parts of the UK during the most recent period for which figures are available.
(147082)
192  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what action the Government has taken since 2nd May 1997 to ensure that victims of crime are kept informed of the progress of cases by the Crown Prosecution Service; and what (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory requirements there are on the service to keep victims so informed.
(147445)
193  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, on how many occasions the Attorney General's power to appeal against unduly lenient sentences has been exercised in respect of the offences listed in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Reviews of Sentencing) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1924); what the outcome was in each completed case; how many cases are pending; and if he will make a statement.
(147446)
194  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, on how many occasions in 2000 the Crown Prosecution Service (a) downgraded and (b) dropped charges; on how many occasions victims were informed of the decision; and what (i) statutory and (ii) non-statutory requirements there are on the service to inform victims in such cases.
(147443)
195  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the Office of Fair Trading's investigation into the First Group and Arriva.
(147472)
196  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on planned information campaigns on the euro for business.
(147464)
197  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he last met representatives from the European Trades Union Confederation; and if he will make a statement on the issues discussed.
(147519)
198  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations he has held with his ministerial colleagues on promoting initiatives to make use of the United Kingdom's expertise in motor sport and related technologies to develop improvements to reduce the environmental impact of future production cars.
(146909)
199  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the current estimated annual capacity is of the Sellafield MOX plant; what proportion of this capacity is currently contracted for; and what proportion of these contracts is (a) Japanese and (b) European.
(146305)
200  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners in Amber Valley have (a) claimed and (b) received payments in compensation for chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
(147389)
201  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners in Amber Valley have (a) claimed and (b) received payments in compensation for vibration white finger.
(147390)
202  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had on the reform of the sugar regime; and if he will make a statement.
(147185)
203  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the provision of (a) specialist facilities in North East Wales for young people, (b) more time for physical education in the school curriculum, (c) more playing fields in urban areas of Wales and (d) more grass roots football in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(147261)
204  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the introduction of more uniformed police officers in the North Wales Police Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(147262)
205  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many credit unions there are in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(147260)
206  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received from Corus regarding the possible redundancies at the Llanwern plant in South Wales; and if the will make a statement.
(147526)
207  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale)‹bj536›on what date she notified the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament that she did not intend to refer the Regulation of Investigating Powers (Scotland) Bill to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
(147384)
208  
N  
Mr Bowen Wells (Hertford and Stortford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on British participation in the European single currency.
[Question Unstarred] (145793)
209  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pensioner households are entitled to the winter fuel payment.
[Question Unstarred] (145798)
210  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the occasions since 1st May 1997 on which ministerial cars have been stopped by police for (a) speeding and (b) other motoring offences, listing in each case whether further action was taken.
[Transferred] (147234)
211  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions since 1st May 1997 ministerial cars have incurred fixed penalties as a result of evidence from speed enforcement cameras.
[Transferred] (147231)
212  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has collated on the amounts of surplus halal slaughtered meat being sold in non-halal retail outlets.
[Transferred] (147449)
213  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what foods which have gone past their sell by date are routinely reprocessed by the food industry and sold to the public in another form; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (147382)
214  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to mark the 100th anniversary, of the first successful wireless transmission across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.
[Transferred] (147257)
215  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of the education and training of a qualified orthopaedic surgeon is.
[Transferred] (147268)
216  
  
Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on how the assistance allocated to areas affected by flooding will be distributed.
[Transferred] (147448)
217  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will broaden the criteria for the registration of child minders to enable nightworkers and lone parents working unsocial hours to benefit from the working families tax credit.
[Transferred] (147422)
218  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the cost of the proposed fee for security checks of volunteers to voluntary organisations in Wales.
[Transferred] (147378)
219  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what aid the British Government has provided to help Ecuador deal with the oil spill off the Galapagos Islands.
[Transferred] (147373)
220  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on information campaigns planned for UK visitors to the Euro Zone.
[Transferred] (147461)
221  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of the EU pavilion at the Hanover World Fair was; what its purpose was; what the UK share of financing the Euro-Kiosk was; what the cost of the EURODISC was; and if he will make a statement on the purpose and future use of the latter.
[Transferred] (147465)
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Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy to target socially disadvantaged groups in information campaigns on the euro.
[Transferred] (147527)
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Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were claiming the disabled person's tax credit on 1st January.
[Transferred] (147277)
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Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which UK bodies receive monies under the Robert Schuman Project on improving the awareness of community law within the legal professions.
[Transferred] (147515)


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