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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 29 January 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 29 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.
 


 
MONDAY 29th JANUARY
1  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what action is being taken by the Forestry Commission to ensure that trees felled at Avon Forest Country Park in breach of a felling licence are replanted.
(147824)
2  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the prosecution by the Forestry Commission of those responsible for breaches of felling licences at Avon Forest Country Park, and the implications of the case for policy on the protection of trees for amenity reasons.
(147823)
3  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what has been the rise in the value of agricultural hereditaments since 1980.
(147492)
4  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what is the state's total liability at 2001 prices to pay Civil Service pensions, assuming all existing contributors retire and that all pensioners die at the age projected by the scheme's actuaries.
(148008)
5  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he first was informed of Mr Robert Bourne's interest in acquiring the Millennium Dome.
(147720)
6  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what income has accrued to date to the Film Council from assets previously owned by British Screen Finance.
(147708)
7  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he received prior to 15th December 1999 from Mr Robert Bourne regarding the future use of the Millennium Dome.
(147722)
8  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in the Christchurch constituency have a free television licence under the scheme for pensioners aged over 75 years.
(147826)
9  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his latest estimate is of the (a) number and (b) percentage of households in (i) Northern Ireland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Scotland and (iv) England that are evading payment of the television licence fee.
(147825)
10  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which ministers and officials will represent the UK at the next UNESCO meeting on the Draft Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage; and where, and on what date, the meeting will be held.
(147710)
11  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many families in Thurrock will benefit from the introduction of free television licences for households with a member aged 75 years or over.
(147086)
12  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the dates and circumstances were of the deaths of each serviceman and woman for each of the last five years.
(146774)
13  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received relating to activities by HM armed forces and their effect on wildlife in South Jason Island.
(147198)
14  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF pilots and aircrew, (b) Army flying personnel and (c) Royal Naval pilots and personnel have suffered from (i) deep vein thrombosis and (ii) pulmonary embolisms in the last five years; and how many were known by his Department to have suffered within14 days of flying activities.
(147192)
15  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what uranium pharmacological tests he proposes should be undertaken on civilians living in areas of depleted uranium debris.
(147194)
16  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will conduct uranium pharmacological tests on civilians in Kosovo.
(147195)
17  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evidence he has received on measurements of uranium 235 among Kosovans.
(147196)
18  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans NATO has for clearing up battlefields in Kosovo
(147197)
19  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are qualified to make parachute drops.
(147760)
20  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the (a) manpower establishments and (b) actual manning levels of (i) the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, (ii) Black Watch, (iii) the Highlanders, (iv) the King's Own Scottish Borderers, (v) the Royal Highland Fusiliers, (vi) the Royal Scots, (vii) the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and (viii) the Scots Guards.
(147761)
21  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which vessels will be used to provide a heavy sea lift capability for the armed forces after the ending of the chartering arrangements for RFAs Sea Crusader and Sea Centurion.
(147762)
22  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have been given parachute training in each of the past five years; and what has been the cost of this training.
(147759)
23  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason there were under spends in (a) subsections G2 and G3 of the 2nd Sea Lord Account, (b) subsection H2 of the Adjutant General Account, (c) subsections 12 and 13 of the RAF Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Personnel and Training Command, (d) subsections J2 and J4 of the Second Permanent Under Secretary of State Account, (e) subsection K2 of the Defence Permanent Agency Account, (f) subsection L2 of the Defence Systems Procurement Accounts and (g) subsections R2 and R4 of the 2nd Permanent Under Secretary of State Account.
(147766)
24  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason there were underspends in (a) subsection B2 of the General Officer Commanding (Northern Ireland) Account, (b) subsection C2 of the Commander-in-Chief Land Command Account, (c) subsection H3 of the Adjutant General Account, (d) subsection J3 of the 2nd Permanent Under-Secretary of State Account, (e) subsection K3 of the Defence Procurement Agency Account, (f) subsection M2 of the Major Customer's Research Budget Account and (g) subsection R5 of the 2nd Permanent Under Secretary of State Account.
(147767)
25  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there were under spends in (a) subsections A2 and A3 of the Commander-in-Chief Fleet Account, (b) subsection B3 of the General Officer Commanding (Northern Ireland) Account, (c) subsections C3 and C4 of the Commander-in-Chief Land Command Account, (d) subsections D2 and D3 of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Strike Command Account, (e) subsections E2 and E3 of the Chief Joint Operations Account and (f) subsections F2, F3 and F4 of the Chief of Defence Logistics Account.
(147765)
26  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he plans for the Astute class submarine to be capable of launching submarine-launched harpoon missiles.
(147764)
27  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons submarine-launched harpoon missiles are being withdrawn in 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(147763)
28  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the conclusions and recommendations were of the investigation into specific medical problems arising from Operation Palliser announced by his Department on 15th June 2000; if he will publish the report; and if he will make a statement.
(147585)
29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel deployed to Sierra Leone have been diagnosed with malaria or admitted to hospital for investigation since May 2000; what percentage of deployed forces this represents; what his Department's estimate was, previous to deployment, of the percentage effectiveness of protection against malaria the preferred anti-malaria treatment afforded; what percentage of forces deployed to Sierra Leone were administered with anti-malarial treatment before deployment; and if he will make a statement.
(147595)
30  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor the (i) Tactical Reconnaissance Armoured Combat Equipment Requirement, (ii) Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle, (iii) Terrier, (iv) Armoured Battlefield Support Vehicle and (v) CVR (T) Life Extension Programme.
(147775)
31  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Armoured Patrol Vehicle, (ii) third line weapons transportation vehicles, (iii) Mine Detection, Neutralisation and Route Marking System, (iv) M3 amphibious bridging, (v) Future Fuel Vehicle, (vi) Future Cargo Vehicle, (vii) Future Wheeled Recovery Vehicle, (viii) Armoured Heavy Wheeled Tractor System and (xi) Engineer Tanks (Trojan and Titan).
(147776)
32  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his consultation document on the protection of sunken military vessels.
(147709)
33  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) the original in-service date, (b) the latest in-service date, (c) the estimated or actual cost, (d) the years of peak expenditure and (e) the prime contractor for (i) bridging for the 1990s, (ii) the major foam vehicle, (iii) the all terrain mobile platform and self loading light-weight pallet trailer, (iv) the all terrain vehicle protected, (v) the future beach recovery vehicle, (vi) the medium battlefield ambulance, (vii) the general purpose motorcycle, (viii) the rapid intervention vehicle, (ix) the modular transportable surgical facility, (x) the heavy equipment transporter and (xi) the multi-role air cargo loader.
(147711)
34  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress of work on repairs to HMS Tireless, and the expected date and location of completion of the repairs.
(147404)
35  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice the United Kingdom Government has tendered to the Government of Gibraltar about the implications for the Territory of sustained opposition to the presence of HMS Tireless at Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(147400)
36  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what factors underlay his decision to select 19th May 2001 as the deadline for the removal of HMS Tireless from Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(147401)
37  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he has given to the Spanish Government about the extent of damage to HMS Tireless; and what undertakings he has given the Spanish Government about (a) the programme and location of the repairs and (b) the date of departure from Gibraltar of HMS Tireless; and if he will make a statement.
(147402)
38  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements have been made to ensure the safety of HMS Tireless during its voyage to the United Kingdom for the completion of repairs; and if he will make a statement.
(147403)
39  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Penrith and The Border of 22nd January, Official Report, columns 439-40W, on school playing fields, what the basis is for his estimate of the number of school playing fields sold in England in every month between 1979 and 1997.
(147774)
40  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many school playing fields there were in (a) 1979 and (b) 1997.
(147707)
41  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what support his Department offers to people with acquired brain injury.
(147957)
42  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to help individuals with acquired brain injury back into work.
(147958)
43  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance he gives to local authorities in Greater Manchester on support for vocational rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury.
(147959)
44  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what research projects commissioned by his Department are expected to report (a) within three months, (b) in between three and 12 months and (c) more than 12 months ahead; and what arrangements he is making for their publication.
(147155)
45  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what has been the total spending on schools in the London Borough of Wandsworth in each of the last five years.
(147838)
46  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what financial assistance his Department provides to students studying for qualifications relating to the travel industry.
(147950)
47  
N  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many newly-qualified teachers employed in (a) the primary and (b) the secondary sector, have left their posts within (i) one year, (ii) two years and (ii) three years in each of the past five years, broken down in the case of secondary school teachers by the subject of their qualification.
(147636)
48  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in schools on term-time only contracts; what proportion of the total workforce this represents; and how many of these workers are women.
(147150)
49  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the state's total liability at 2001 prices to pay teachers' pensions, assuming that all existing contributors retire and that all pensioners die at the age projected by the scheme's actuaries.
(148006)
50  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the average salary for (a) primary teachers, (b) secondary teachers, (c) graduates in all other sectors and (d) all employees in each year since 1974.
(147301)
51  
  
Mr Martin Bell (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to equalise, between men and women, the age at which the concessionary bus pass is available.
(147844)
52  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people have been prosecuted in respect of a failure to uphold international obligations on the protection of endangered species in each of the last five years.
(147712)
53  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the achievements and future of the Wildlife Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police.
(147714)
54  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what obligations the United Kingdom has under international treaties to police the protection of endangered species.
(147713)
55  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the extent to which toilet soaps will be included within the terms of reference of the regulations relating to the Biocidal Products Directive.
(146307)
56  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for consultation with representatives of soap and detergent manufacturers on the forthcoming regulations relating to the Biocidal Products Directive.
(146308)
57  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance has been issued to managing agents of the home energy efficiency scheme (a) on the need to publish analysis of works carried out under the scheme (b) the frequency and format of publication and (c) to whom this information should be made available.
(147811)
58  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many households have benefited from grants paid under the home energy efficiency scheme for (a) insulation improvements only, (b) heating improvements only and (c) heating and insulation improvements; and how many households have benefited under New HEES plus from grant assistance for, (i) insulation improvements only, (ii) central heating installation only and (iii) central heating installation and insulation improvements.
(147812)
59  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on what date his Department received the planning appeal in respect of St. Leonard's Hospital, Dorset, Ref. 3/99/0861; on what date he expects it to be determined; and if he will make a statement.
(147819)
60  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) telephone calls and (b) letters have been received by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency from keepers of vehicles enquiring about the implementation of the new excise duty rates for vehicles of 1500cc and less announced in the Pre-Budget Report; and what the estimated cost to public funds is of responding to them.
(147822)
61  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the estimated number of motor vehicles abandoned in the Greater London area during the month of November 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(147839)
62  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent research he has commissioned into the level of risk to (a) passengers and (b) aircrew of circulatory disorders associated with commercial flying; and if he will make a statement.
(147193)
63  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many children have been killed in road accidents in each year since 1992-93.
(147501)
64  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many children travelling by train have been killed in rail accidents in each year since 1992-93.
(147496)
65  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the largest number of people killed in a single road accident was in each year since 1992-93.
(147498)
66  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many public inquiries have been held into road accidents in each year since 1992-93.
(147499)
67  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the average number of people killed at weekends in road accidents in each year since 1992-93.
(147494)
68  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many children have been killed on railway lines in each year since 1992-93.
(147497)
69  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the largest number of people killed in road accidents was in a single day in each year since 1992-93.
(147495)
70  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many child pedestrians have been killed in road accidents in each year since 1992-93.
(147500)
71  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the daily average number of people killed in road accidents in each year since 1992-93.
(147493)
72  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received on the local government finance settlement for 2001-02; and what conclusions he has reached.
(147872)
73  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he last discussed with the European Commission matters relating to the Merseyside objective 1 programme that have been referred to the DTI State Aid Unit; and when he expects the project to be approved.
(147848)
74  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, columns 529-30W, how much the X factor will be tightened to reflect the proposed delay term; who will be responsible for its enforcement; if there will be discretion in the application of such tightening; and what risk assessment of their proposal has been made.
(147770)
75  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which water companies have informed their customers of their duty to install a free water meter; and what sanctions exist for those that have not.
(147754)
76  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what targets he has set for the take up of free water meters.
(147756)
77  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from (a) water companies and (b) consumer groups about the provision of free water meters.
(147755)
78  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of deaths and injuries to cyclists; and if he will make a statement.
(147589)
79  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce regulations under section 68 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(147809)
80  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to introduce legislation to regulate the sale of park and mobile homes; and if he will make a statement.
(147587)
81  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the accident rate is on (a) all motorways and (b) between Strensham and Michael Wood service stations on the M5, broken down per mile of motorway, for the last five years for which figures are available.
(147590)
82  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what additional money for the redevelopment of rural towns he expects to provide following the publication of the Rural White Paper; and if he will make a statement.
(147586)
83  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, who is responsible for enforcing the provisions of (a) the Mobile Homes Act 1983, (b) the Energy Act 1983 and (c) the Electricity Act 1947.
(147588)
84  
  
Mr Phil Sawford (Kettering):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to undertake a review of the National Forest Company.
(147948)
85  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what reports he has received from the Health and Safety Executive on the consequences of the collapse of Chester Street Insurance Holdings Limited for those suffering from asbestos-related diseases; and if he will make a statement.
(147311)
86  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the Government will implement fully the EU regulation 338/97 on certain threatened species.
(147758)
87  
N  
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the payment method for the disabled persons' tax credit.
(145978)
88  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the abolition of advanced corporation tax dividend credit.
(145958)
89  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what applications (a) the Hinduja brothers and (b) their companies have made for a UK banking licence since May 1997; and which Ministers were involved in the applications.
(147796)
90  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the difficulties faced by term-time only workers in claiming WFTC; and if he will make a statement.
(147152)
91  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for WFTC have been made by those working on term-time only contracts; and what proportion of such claims has been disallowed because they were made during a holiday period.
(147154)
92  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the abolition of advanced corporation tax dividend credit.
(145992)
93  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 24th January, Official Report, columns 647-8W, on opposition policies, on what occasions the Treasury has initiated such costings; and if he will make a statement.
(147952)
94  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 24th January, Official Report, columns 647-8W, on opposition policies, on what occasions since January 2000 the Treasury has been consulted by other departments on the costings of opposition party policies.
(147953)
95  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on his proposal to reduce the VAT rate on repairs, maintenance and conservation work for churches and chapels.
(147405)
96  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions about take-up of (a) the children's tax credit and (b) the working families tax credit underly Chart 5.2 in his Pre-Budget Report.
(147810)
97  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department can take to safeguard payouts to sufferers from asbestos-related diseases following the collapse of Chester Street Insurance Holdings Limited.
(147296)
98  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy following the collapse of Chester Street Insurance Holdings Limited in respect of protecting the interests of sufferers from asbestos-related diseases.
(147310)
99  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he is having with (a) Ministers and (b) the financial services industry following the collapse of Chester Street Insurance Holdings Limited.
(147297)
100  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed Gibraltar with the Spanish Government; and what specific issues were considered.
(147840)
101  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which ministers have made enquiries or representations concerning the Hinduja brothers to the Indian Government.
(147769)
102  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many letters and postcards addressed to Her Majesty the Queen on the subject of the Nice Treaty have been passed on to him.
(148005)
103  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Dutch Presidency's proposal for a parliamentary dimension for the oversight of the ESDP.
(146456)
104  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Government's response to the proposals of the Dutch Presidency for the parliamentary oversight of the ESDP.
(146457)
105  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the use by NHS dentists of products intended to be placed in the mouths of patients that release fluoride over an extended period of time.
(147837)
106  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department offers to people with acquired brain injury.
(147954)
107  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage and number of those with acquired brain injury are provided with rehabilitation services.
(147966)
108  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to help individuals with acquired brain injury back into work.
(147955)
109  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he gives to local health, employment and social services in Greater Manchester on funding for vocational rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury.
(147956)
110  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with acquired brain injury in each of the last 20 years.
(147964)
111  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people with acquired brain injury do not walk again.
(147967)
112  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average age of a person diagnosed with acquired brain injury.
(147965)
113  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 48W, on doctors' retirement, how many general practitioners practising in England retired in the last five years for which figures are available before the age of (a) 60, (b) 65, (c) 70 and (d) 75 years.
(147771)
114  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of named day questions tabled during the current session have received a substantive reply on the named day; and what the mean and medians were for the number of days elapsed between (a) tabling, (b) holding answers and (c) final answers.
(147298)
115  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests for information were made to the Medicines Control Agency where information was not provided within 20 working days from the request for information; and if he will indicate the length of time taken for each such request.
(147773)
116  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to establish a centrally-held record of suspected adverse reactions amongst children to medicines.
(147772)
117  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the Social Services Inspectorate follow-up the findings and recommendations of the Local Government Ombudsman in respect of maladministration by social services departments.
(147321)
118  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Committee on Safety of Medicines is subject to the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
(147726)
119  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce infection by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aurens in NHS hospitals.
(147873)
120  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are taken to test-screen possible carriers of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aurens in NHS hospitals.
(147836)
121  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococus Aurens infection in NHS hospitals.
(147842)
122  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS appealed against non-determination of the planning application in respect of land and buildings at St Leonard's Hospital, Dorset; for what reason the appeal has been deferred; and if he will make a statement.
(147817)
123  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how long the surplus land and buildings at St Leonard's Hospital have been identified for disposal; and when he expects a scheme to be completed.
(147816)
124  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will give instructions for the immediate demolition of the surplus unoccupied buildings at St. Leonard's Hospital, Dorset; and if he will make a statement.
(147821)
125  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how long the former Health Centre in Christchurch has remained empty; and what action his Department is taking to realise the value of this asset.
(147820)
126  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the benefits of screening all women aged over 50 years for osteoporosis; and what estimate he has made of the (a) cost of such a programme and (b) potential savings to the NHS by such early detection and treatment.
(147308)
127  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bone scans for the detection of osteoporosis were undertaken in each of the last five years; what the estimated cost of this service was in each year; and in how many cases osteoporosis was diagnosed.
(147309)
128  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra nurse, midwife and health visiting training places will be created in each year from 2001 to 2004 expressed in the same terms as the figures in NHS Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(147557)
129  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra training places for therapists and professional staff will be created in each year from 2001 to 2004 expressed in the same terms as the figures in NHS Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(147556)
130  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra medical school training places will be created in each year from 2001 to 2004 expressed in the same terms as the figures in NHS Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(147555)
131  
N  
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if female genital mutilation will be included in the forthcoming sexual health strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(147597)
132  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require newly established primary care trusts to use the current drug tariff arrangements.
[R] (147757)
133  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been trained as part of the ambulance volunteers' first responders scheme.
(147753)
134  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average age is of a person diagnosed with a brain injury.
(147969)
135  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people with brain injury are provided with rehabilitation services.
(147972)
136  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support his Department offers to people with acquired brain injury in Greater Manchester; and if he will make a statement.
(147970)
137  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police units there are in the United Kingdom to enforce international obligations on the protection of endangered species; and what budget has been set aside for this purpose in each of the last five years.
(147715)
138  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to renew passports for those aged over 75 free of charge; and if he will estimate the cost of this.
(147300)
139  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special police constables were serving in each of the Metropolitan policing divisions in December 2000.
(147841)
140  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the state's total liability at 2001 prices to pay the pensions of (a) police and (b) fire officers, assuming all existing contributors retire and that all pensioners die at the age projected by the pension scheme actuaries.
(148007)
141  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders under the age of 18 years were sentenced in (a) the magistrates' court, (b) the youth court and (c) the Crown Court, broken down by type of sentence, indicating in particular how many were given a (i) absolute discharge, (ii) conditional discharge, (iii) fine, (iv) community sentence and (v) custodial sentence in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(147604)
142  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria he uses to decide when an application for naturalisation should be processed and determined (a) urgently and (b) otherwise than in date order of application.
(147601)
143  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) custodial and (b) non-custodial disposals are available to the youth court; and on how many occasions each type of disposal has been used by the youth court in respect of young offenders in each of the past five years.
(147605)
144  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the applications for naturalisation from (a) Mr Srichand Hinduja and (b) Mr G. P. Hinduja were processed and determined other than by routine date order of application; and if he will make a statement.
(147602)
145  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 2nd May 1997 each minister in his Department personally received an enquiry from an honourable Member about an actual or prospective application for naturalisation; in how many such cases the enquiry was made by an honourable Member who was at that time a Minister of the Crown; in how many cases the enquiry was made on behalf of someone who was not a constituent of the honourable Member concerned; and if he will make a statement.
(147768)
146  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the date of application of the earliest application for naturalisation which is awaiting determination by his Department.
(147634)
147  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the backlog of undetermined applications for British citizenship is.
(147630)
148  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for naturalisation on grounds of residence were granted within (a) six months, (b) nine months and (c) 12 months of the date of application in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999 and (iv) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(147599)
149  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy that applications for naturalisation should be processed and determined in date order of application; and if he will make a statement.
(147603)
150  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he first made public the Government's proposals for the change of policy on citizenship outlined in paragraph 10.7 of the White Paper Fairer, Faster and Firmer--A Modern Approach to Immigration and Asylum; and if he will make a statement.
(147633)
151  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what dates (a) his Department received an application for naturalisation from (i) Mr G. P. Hinduja and (ii) Mr Srichand Hinduja, (b) each application was determined and (c) the outcome was notified to the applicant.
(147598)
152  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes he has made to policy on naturalisation since 1st May 1997; when the such changes took effect; and if he will make a statement.
(147631)
153  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he has taken to alter the residence requirements for citizenship in line with paragraph 10.7 of the White Paper Fairer, Faster and Firmer--A Modern Approach to Immigration and Asylum.
(147632)
154  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for naturalisation were received by his Department during (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; what was the average time taken to determine an application in each of those years; and if he will make a statement.
(147600)
155  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the per capita level of expenditure on drug-related law enforcement in the (i) UK, (ii) Netherlands and (iii) USA in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(147752)
156  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) arrested and (b) imprisoned on charges related to cannabis in the (i) UK, (ii) Netherlands and (iii) USA in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(147751)
157  
  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of smoking cannabis on the probability of taking other controlled drugs.
(147949)
158  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which public and private local bodies are always notified by the NASS of the individual addresses of accommodation into which asylum seekers have been placed.
(147304)
159  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many units of accommodation procured by the NASS since 1st April 2000 have been procured by the NASS-contracted accommodation providers entering into sub-contracting arrangements with other organisations or individuals.
(147302)
160  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the NASS allows contracted accommodation providers to place persons who do not form a single household into houses with less than six bedspaces in which all facilities are shared.
(147306)
161  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are allocated to the NASS Performance Monitoring Inspection Team; how many of these staff are engaged in personally inspecting accommodation and support arrangements; and where they are based.
(147305)
162  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many units of accommodation have been procured by the NASS since 1st April 2000; and how many asylum seekers have been placed into this accommodation since then.
(147303)
163  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets have been set for the proportion of asylum seeker accommodation to be inspected by the NASS Performance Monitoring Inspection Team; and if these targets relate to accommodation of a particular bedspace size.
(147307)
164  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for the advertised job of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey; how many applicants were women; how many were shortlisted and how many of these were women.
(147847)
165  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will extend the responsibilities of the new Lieutenant Governor of Jersey to Guernsey.
(147846)
166  
  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to lay a draft order under paragraph 16 of Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000; when he intends to make and lay an order to amend the Channel Tunnel Order 1993 to apply the Terrorism Act 2000 to the Channel Tunnel system; and when he intends to make and lay regulations under section 119 of the Terrorism Act.
(147968)
167  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the honourable Member for Leicester East, contacted (a) ministers and (b) officials at the Home Office concerning the Hinduja case.
(147793)
168  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the note of his Minister's conversation with the Right honourable Member for Hartlepool concerning Mr S. Hinduja's qualification for British citizenship.
(147794)
169  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long it took to process Mr S. Hinduja's application for citizenship; and how long the average case takes.
(147795)
170  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who made the decision to grant naturalisation to Mr S. Hinduja.
(147808)
171  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent in recapturing prisoners who absconded from open prisons in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(147635)
172  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 1997 Ministers have made representations to the Home Office on behalf of the Hindujas.
(147727)
173  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made in each of the last 10 years of people for criminal damage by graffiti spraying.
(147592)
174  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received regarding the restriction on the sale of spray paints to minors.
(147593)
175  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many official graffiti sites there are in England and Wales.
(147591)
176  
N  
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to her American counterpart concerning the USA's international reproductive health policy.
(147596)
177  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if there is a daily allowance for those on jury service who are not in paid employment.
(147438)
178  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will introduce proposals for those who work as housewives to receive an allowance when on jury service.
(147439)
179  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received about housewives attempting to evade jury service.
(147440)
180  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what arrangements were made for paying for the party at Haymarket House in the summer of 1999 to mark the move of the Right honourable Member for Leicester East from his Department to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
(147723)
181  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which Ministers were invited to the party which the Lord Chancellor hosted at Haymarket House in summer 1999 to mark the move of the Right honourable Member for Leicester East from his Department to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
(147725)
182  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which Ministers he informed about the arrangements for paying for the party he hosted at Haymarket House in summer 1999 to mark the move of the Right honourable Member for Leicester East from his Department to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
(147724)
183  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will propose to the Modernisation Committee that it examine the feasibility of using electronic signatures by honourable Members for authorising EDMs, parliamentary questions and deferred divisions.
(147719)
184  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will ensure that the notes of the meeting of 6th October 1998 between the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Mr. S. P. Hinduja and Mr. G. P. Hinduja are placed in the Library and made available to the inquiry he announced on 24th January.
(147818)
185  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, by what date he has asked Sir Anthony Hammond to (a) commence his inquiry, (b) complete his inquiry and (c) submit his report to the Government.
(147718)
186  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, what access Sir Anthony Hammond will have to Government papers and electronic records for the purpose of carrying out the inquiry announced on 24th January.
(147717)
187  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the powers and terms of reference are of the inquiry by Sir Anthony Hammond which he announced on 24th January.
(147716)
188  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people in Glasgow, Pollok are in receipt of the working families tax credit.
(147871)
189  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many pensioners in Glasgow, Pollok are now receiving the minimum income guarantee.
(147870)
190  
  
Mr Martin Bell (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if the proposed increase to be paid to existing state pensioners were to be applied to men aged 60 to 65 years, how much that pension would be for (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(147845)
191  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what support his Department offers to people with acquired brain injury.
(147960)
192  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to help individuals with acquired brain injury back into work.
(147961)
193  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of (a) the cost of benefit payments to individuals with acquired brain injury and (b) the number of people with acquired brain injury who have not returned to work.
(147963)
194  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what guidance he gives to local authorities in Greater Manchester on support for vocational rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury.
(147962)
195  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what response he has sent to recent representations from the Down's Syndrome Association in connection with the entitlement to disability allowance of young children with that condition.
(147156)
196  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the total cost of the winter fuel payments scheme in 2000-01 will be; what would be the total additional costs of making these payments to all households eligible for Social Fund cold weather payments; and if he will make a statement.
(147814)
197  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many arrangements (a) are and (b) were in each of the last five years in place to deduct gas and electricity payments from income support and income-based jobseekers allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(147813)
198  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of pensioner households paid more than 10 per cent. of their household income in council tax in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 1998-99.
(147827)
199  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of national income the social security budget represents in the 2000-01 financial year.
(145965)
200  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the cost of restoring jobseeker's allowance to those employed on term-time only contracts.
(147153)
201  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the total liability at 2001 prices of the state to pay basic state pensions, assuming that all existing contributors retire and that all pensioners die at the national average age of death.
(148009)
202  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will complete his investigation into the complaint lodged by Ms Nancy Bath of Paignton, Devon against the Child Support Agency; and if he will make a statement concerning the reason for the delays in the Independent Case Examiner beginning an investigation into the complaint and the Plymouth CSA collating the papers required.
(147299)
203  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people with acquired brain injury are in receipt of welfare benefits.
(147971)
204  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to re-start the magnox reactors at Wylfa, Anglesey.
(147843)
205  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the UK (a) consumption of coal and (b) extra tonnes of carbon dioxide burned between August and October was in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000.
(147815)
206  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the number of cases being dealt with by his Department in regard to miners' compensation claims.
(145993)
207  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to assist small businesses with management and ITC needs.
(147406)
208  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed on term-time only contracts whose wages, annualised over the year, are below the level of the statutory minimum wage.
(147151)
209  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the process of indirect offset with regard to arms export licences.
(147594)
210  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, for the last 12 month period for which figures are available, what the total value was of fines imposed by each magistrates' court in Greater Manchester; what percentage was collected in each case; and how much each court has written off as uncollectable.
[Transferred] (147947)
211  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests by Her Majesty's Government to the Swiss authorities for the extradition of a Swiss national to the UK have been refused since 1981; and how many UK nationals have been extradited to Switzerland in the same period.
[Transferred] (147951)
212  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria govern the granting of wheelchairs for (a) indoor use and (b) outdoor use only.
[Transferred] (147834)
213  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the numbers of wheelchairs (a) supplied and (b) kept in storage in Cornwall in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (147835)
214  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at what Civil Service grade level decisions are taken to determine the criteria for supplying wheelchairs.
[Transferred] (147849)


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