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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 1 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 1 February, 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 1st FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Order to implement the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000 will be made; on what date the Act will commence; and if he will make a statement.
(148108)
2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans his Department has to fund research into the enriched cage system for laying hens; and if he will make a statement.
(148110)
3  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his policy is on the welfare and protection of New Forest ponies.
(148325)
4  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list secondments from commercial companies to his Department since 1997.
(148404)
5  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much public subsidy there was for a typical hill farmer in England for the most recent year for which figures are available.
(148400)
6  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funds are available to the National Lottery Commission for the purposes of meeting obligations to pay compensation to a third party; and if he will make a statement.
(148184)
7  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if contracts worth in excess of £1 million were awarded by the New Millennium Experience Company to (a) Boots, (b) McDonalds, (c) BSkyB, (d) Tesco, (e) BAA, (f) BAe Systems, (g) British Airways, (h) Camelot, (i) Marconi, (j) 3Com, (k) Coca Cola, (l) Compaq, (m) Kodak, (n) Mars, (o) Thames Water, (p) Typhoo and (q) Walls.
(148185)
8  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from the People's Lottery consortium regarding the costs of bidding for the National Lottery contract; and if he will make a statement.
(148182)
9  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the proportion of total Exchequer spending represented by his Department in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000, (e) 2000-01 and (f) in each of the years covered by the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(148183)
10  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the levels of spending were on (a) library services and (b) leisure services per head of population in (i) Staffordshire and (ii) each other county of England (1) in the current year and (2) in each of the last three years, distinguishing in each case the element represented by standard spending assessment.
(148295)
11  
  
Mr John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many families in Hornchurch will benefit from the introduction of free television licences for households with a member aged 75 years or over.
(148316)
12  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of successful applications to each Lottery distribution body came from each Scottish local authority area in each year since the National Lottery began.
(148282)
13  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of applications made to each lottery distributor from each Scottish local authority area have been successful in each year since the National Lottery began.
(148280)
14  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action he will take to reduce the geographical differences in the distribution of Lottery grants in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(148284)
15  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the money awarded by each Lottery distribution body went to each Scottish local authority area in each year since the National Lottery began.
(148283)
16  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of applications to each Lottery distribution body came from each Scottish local authority in each year since the National Lottery began.
(148281)
17  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the take-up rate is of (a) terrestrial digital service and (b) satellite digital service in (i) Wales and (ii) England.
(148298)
18  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentaage of the (a) Welsh and (b) English population has access to (i) terrestrial digital service and (ii) satellite digital service.
(148299)
19  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the New Opportunities Fund grants to schools in the Harrow West constituency in each year since May 1997.
(148324)
20  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what evidence he has requested from the BBC to enable ministers to evaluate the effectiveness of the administration of the free television licence scheme for those aged over 75 years.
(148496)
21  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the awarding of an Arctic Campaign Star, in official recognition of the contribution made by servicemen taking part in the Russian convoys.
(148506)
22  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military service personnel (a) resigned and (b) retired from each of the military services in the last 12 months.
(148330)
23  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Falcon studies will be completed; and if the Falcon system has the same capability as the Bowman system.
(148555)
24  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department is seeking to source the procurement of an Infantry Anti-structure Weapon system in the UK; what the estimated total cost of the programme will be; and if he will make a statement.
(148556)
25  
  
Mr John Horam (Orpington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if depleted uranium is stored at Fort Halstead.
(148271)
26  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the liability for compensation arising from personal injury by armed forces personnel who have suffered medical problems as a result of deployment to Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.
(148146)
27  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when it is intended to restart test firing of depleted uranium shells at Dundrennan in Kirkcudbrightshire; how many shells will be fired; and over what period.
(148152)
28  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was paid out in total by the Defence Bills Agency to contractors in the UK in 1999-2000.
(148212)
29  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where HMS Tireless is to be repaired.
(148207)
30  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) blood, (b) biopsy and (c) tissue samples taken from any Gulf War veterans have been sent to Porton Down for tests; and what the results of such tests were.
(148210)
31  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will rank each parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom by the latest estimate of the number of people on the New Deal in each, indicating in each case the number of people on each of the four New Deal options; and if he will make a statement.
(147315)
32  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the situation regarding applications for admission to higher education institutions in autumn 2001.
(147867)
33  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what arrangements have been made to phase out the additional revenue payments made to former grant maintained schools.
(148274)
34  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much was spent on each pupil at secondary school in the London Borough of Wandsworth in the last year.
(148327)
35  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many school truancies were recorded during the last 12 months in each local education authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(148311)
36  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance he has issued to schools on the provision of education on the Holocaust and other brutalities that have taken place in recent years.
(148309)
37  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the Standards Fund grants to schools in the Harrow West constituency in each year since May 1997.
(148322)
38  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the direct grants for schools in the Harrow West constituency in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02 and (d) 2002-03.
(148323)
39  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the Royal Liverpool Children's Inquiry.
(148395)
40  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list, for each local education authority the (a) primary education SSA per pupil and (b) secondary education SSA per pupil for 2001-02.
(148288)
41  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January, Official Report, column 732, on the Powershift Programme, what meetings his Department's ministers have had over the past 12 months with vehicle manufacturers to encourage them to manufacture production line gas vehicles; what other measures his Department has taken in pursuit of this objective; and what the response has been from vehicle manufacturers.
(148315)
42  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the average cost was of (a) water supply charges and (b) sewerage charges for English households in each decile income group; and what percentage of total household income within each decile these charges represent in each of the last five years.
(148289)
43  
N  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the council housing stock voluntary transfers which (a) have taken place since 1997 and (b) are proposed by local authority, indicating the number of housing units involved in each case.
(148261)
44  
N  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many voluntary transfers of council housing stock have taken place since 1997; and how many more are proposed.
(148259)
45  
N  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many housing units on average were involved in each voluntary transfer of council stock since 1997.
(148260)
46  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the levels of spending on strategic planning per head of population were in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years, distinguishing in each case the element represented by standard spending assessment.
(148290)
47  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the levels of spending on highways per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years, distinguishing in each case the element represented by standard spending assessment.
(148292)
48  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to announce the future financial and operational arrangements for the London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
(148560)
49  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the report arising from the consultation paper on telecommunication mast development will be published.
(148339)
50  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many responses were received to the Consultation Paper on Telecommunication Mast Development; and if he will list the individuals and organisations which made submissions.
(148338)
51  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has had from the IPMS concerning the possibility of industrial action involving air traffic controllers.
(148145)
52  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what change has occurred in the last three years in the number of aircraft on flight paths above Walthamstow.
(148500)
53  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what changes in flight paths into Heathrow have taken place within the last three years which have affected flight paths above Walthamstow.
(148499)
54  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what percentage of planning appeals in 2000 were determined by (a) a written inquiry, (b) a full inquiry lasting less than two days and (c) a full inquiry lasting more than two days; and what the average cost of an inquiry was in each category.
(147441)
55  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the secondments from commercial companies to his Department since 1997.
(148405)
56  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received since 1st January from Central Railways plc; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent letter to him from that company.
(148205)
57  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his policy is towards the introduction of a Private Bill to authorise the rail freight line proposed by Central Railways plc.
(148206)
58  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if Mr Douglas Andrews will participate in advising his Department on the choice of the strategic partner for the National Air Traffic Control Service.
(148557)
59  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place the advice provided to his Department on the future of National Air Traffic Services by Mr. Douglas Andrews of the Civil Aviation Authority in the Library.
(148549)
60  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have held with Mr. Douglas Andrews of the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the future of the National Air Traffic Services.
(148552)
61  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of recent statements made in the media by Mr Douglas Andrews, adviser to his Department, on the sale of air traffic control.
(148553)
62  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what references were taken up by his Department prior to the engagement of Mr. Douglas Andrews of the Civil Aviation Authority as an adviser on the future of National Air Traffic Control Services.
(148551)
63  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what role Mr. Douglas Andrews of the Civil Aviation Authority has played in advising the Government on the future of the National Air Traffic Services.
(148550)
64  
  
Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to protect those in the shipping industry who are employed on offshore contracts.
(148501)
65  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to investigate flue gas emissions from crematoria to ensure they meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(148304)
66  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the payment of pensions to members of NBPF and BEST and the National Bus Company transferees.
(148303)
67  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many mobile phone transmitter masts have been relocated owing to their proximity to a school in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(148402)
68  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many tankers registered in the United Kingdom have single hulls; and what percentage of the total this represents.
(148401)
69  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to review the implementation of the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 as they apply to small firms preparing environmental impact assessments.
(148286)
70  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) LPG and (b) natural gas refuelling depots there are in (a) the UK and (b) Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(148297)
71  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps the Government will take to ensure that low-cost homes built as a result of the additional council tax income received from second homes will be occupied by low-income earners.
(148085)
72  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the total value in England and Wales is of the second home ratings rebate.
(148099)
73  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received concerning the estimated financial benefits to local councils of second home ownership in England.
(148180)
74  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to end the 50 per cent. council tax discount on second homes.
(148179)
75  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure the compatibility of planning legislation in Wales and England with European legislation and with the Human Rights Act 1998.
(148318)
76  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the Government's programmes aimed at reducing poverty and social exclusion, indicating the annual cost and coverage of each one.
(148484)
77  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised from each of the taxes payable on each category of tobacco products in the last year for which figures are available.
(148498)
78  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what a specific commitment he has made to review the tonnage tax arrangement within a particular time period.
(148577)
79  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the increase in revenue to the Exchequer were all users of red diesel to be charged at the duty rate charged on (a) standard diesel and (b) ultra low sulphur diesel.
(148149)
80  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the EMU statistics which were the subject of a progress report at the Ecofin of 19th January.
(148540)
81  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conclusions were arrived at during the Ecofin of 19th January regarding the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact.
(148541)
82  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conclusions were arrived at during the Ecofin of 19th January regarding political agreement on excise duties on mineral oil.
(148542)
83  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the net yield per annum from the issuing of death certificates (a) before and (b) after the decision not to authorise the photocopying of death certificates.
(148546)
84  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors underlay the decision of the Economic Secretary not to authorise the photocopying of death certificates; and if he will make a statement.
(148543)
85  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many offences involving (a) the fraudulent use of photocopies of death certificates and (b) the fraudulent use of photocopies of death certificates endorsed by solicitors have been committed in each of the last 10 years.
(148545)
86  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many representations he has received (a) in favour of and (b) against the decision of the Economic Secretary not to authorise the photocopying of death certificates.
(148544)
87  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 18th January, Official Report, column 304W, when he (a) received and (b) approved the Inland Revenue Commissioner's Report.
(147785)
88  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what average amount of VAT was collected on residential boat mooring fees in the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(148572)
89  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many residential boats paid VAT on their mooring fees in the last financial year.
(148573)
90  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total amount of income received from the levying of VAT on residential boat mooring fees in the last financial year.
(148574)
91  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what grounds the Inland Revenue settled the Crossland case regarding the exclusion of widowers from receiving widow's bereavement allowance; and what legal advice it received regarding a possible outcome if the allowance was challenged under the European Convention of Human Rights.
(148208)
92  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which ministers and officials in his Department have (a) been contacted by and (b) contacted (i) Mr G. P. Hinduja and (ii) Mr S. P. Hinduja since 2nd May 1997; if he will list the occasions on which there was such contact; and if he will make a statement.
(148141)
93  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the childcare tax credit will continue when the integrated child credit is introduced.
(148494)
94  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about problems with the information on the working families tax credit and the disabled person's tax credit provided to payroll software suppliers by the Inland Revenue.
(148485)
95  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's position is with regard to troops from (a) Uganda, (b) Rwanda, (c) Zimbabwe, (d) Angola (e) the Interahamwe and (f) Namibia occupying part of the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and if he will make a statement.
(148314)
96  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding is given by his Department to the (a) British Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, (b) the Inter-Parliamentary Union and (c) the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe for election observing; and when this funding was last increased.
(148326)
97  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursant to his oral Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 790, what the response was of the Turkish Ambassador concerning the bombing of a cattle feed factory at Samarwa and the killing of Iraqi cowherds.
(148151)
98  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the comments by Richard Tomlinson concerning the training of MI6 personnel in the Gosport and Portsmouth area, with particular reference to illegal entry into people's homes.
(148177)
99  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations about bear baiting in Pakistan to the Government of Pakistan.
(148561)
100  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will urge the Government of Pakistan to co-operate with the World Society for the Protection of Animals in its campaign to eradicate bear baiting in Pakistan.
(148562)
101  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on violence against Christians in Indonesia and the potential for a United Nations peace initiative.
(148576)
102  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Indonesian Government concerning violence directed at Christians in Indonesia.
(148575)
103  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, columns 564-5W, concerning the consultative conferences and other activities required of European presidencies during 2001 in Annex IV of the provisional Treaty of Nice, if he will list (a) the procedures and criteria by which Her Majesty's Government will select representatives of statutory and non-statutory bodies, (b) the funds to be used for organising and running these conferences and (c) to whom such representatives will report, and how they will consult.
(148396)
104  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 554, on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which person, body or state proclaimed the adopted charter; what statements relating to the charter were signed at Nice and by whom; and if all political declarations made at European councils and in ratified treaties are those of an agreed and collective policy.
(148313)
105  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the countries visited by Lord Levy on behalf of Her Majesty's Government, and the purposes of each visit together with the cost to public funds in each case.
(148308)
106  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what occasions, and for what purpose, the honourable Member for Leicester East, has met a member of the Hinduja family whilst serving as a minister in his Department.
(148306)
107  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the honourable Member for Leicester East, has discussed extradition arrangements between the UK and India with (a) Mr G. Hinduja and (b) Mr S. Hinduja whilst serving as a minister in his Department.
(148307)
108  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what housing is being built for nurses employed in NHS hospitals in the Greater London area.
(148312)
109  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many outpatients who are waiting for treatment at St. George's Hospital, Tooting, live in the London Borough of Wandsworth .
(148310)
110  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of stay was for in-patients at (a) the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, (b) the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and (c) the QEQM Hospital, Margate, for each month from September to December 2000 inclusive.
(148143)
111  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average mileage was travelled on National Health Service business by (a) hospital consultants and doctors and (b) hospital and health service managers in the area covered by East Kent Hospitals Trust (i) in 1997 and (ii) 2000.
(148111)
112  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bedded patients there were in accident and emergency departments awaiting operations on Monday 29th January in (a) the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, (b) the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and (c) the QEQM Hospital, Margate.
(148144)
113  
  
Sir Archie Hamilton (Epsom and Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the consultation being carried out by the Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust recommends a significant transfer of facilities away from Epsom to St. Helier.
(148329)
114  
  
Sir Archie Hamilton (Epsom and Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the Chief Executive of the Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust has not held discussions with the management of hospitals in Surrey about impact on them of the location of services away from St. Helier.
(148328)
115  
  
Sir Archie Hamilton (Epsom and Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that only accident and emergency departments that are on the same hospital site as in-patient paediatric facilities should accept children.
(148331)
116  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the representations he has received from foreign governments about recruitment for the NHS of (a) nurses and (b) doctors in their countries.
(148276)
117  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were the total amounts paid out by (a) NHS trusts and (b) health authorities in response to negligence claims in each of the last 10 years; if he will break down the amounts by region; and if he will make a statement.
(148081)
118  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure on mental health services as a proportion of total NHS spending has been in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(148082)
119  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued but not dispensed in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(148083)
120  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there were for consultants in each year since 1995 broken down (a) by specialty and (b) by health authority; and if he will make a statement.
(148087)
121  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physicians who qualified in each year since 1990 left the profession within five years of qualification; and if he will make a statement.
(148088)
122  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children are in national care awaiting to be adopted; and how many are awaiting adoption in (a) Tyne and Wear and (b) South Tyneside.
(148416)
123  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many orthodontists are employed by the (a) Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority and (b) NHS; and what the equivalent figure was (i) five, (ii) 10 and (iii) 15 years ago.
(148397)
124  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to impove the National Orthodontal Service (a) within the NHS and (b) in the Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority.
(148415)
125  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting times are for orthodontal treatment in the Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority.
(148418)
126  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many couples are on the (a) national, (b) Tyne and Wear and (c) South Tyneside child adoption register.
(148417)
127  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are being taken to improve the efficiency of the child adoption service.
(148414)
128  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children's body parts that have been taken without the consent of their parents at (a) Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norfolk, (b) James Royal Hospital, St. Edmunds and (c) Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Kings Lynn.
(148398)
129  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the conclusions of his Department's working group reviewing the reimbursement arrangements for the expenses incurred by NHS staff on NHS business.
(148285)
130  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his support for the establishment of a House of Lords Select Committee on Embryonic Stem Cell Research is conditional on its membership being balanced and representative of different views on the subject.
(148275)
131  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the commitment of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lord Hunt, in the House of Lords on 22nd January, House of Lords, Official Report, column 121, to review regulations in the light of the report of a House of Lords Select Committee on Embryonic Stem Cell Research includes annulling those regulations if the Committee concludes that such research is not necessary; and if he will make a statement.
(148273)
132  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority intends to adopt for assessing, in connection with project licence applications it receives, whether research upon embryonic stem cells offers potential for progress which could not be made using adult stem cells.
(148272)
133  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the benefits are of the licensing procedures of substantial severity under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; if these are dependent upon the species of animals used; and if he will make a statement.
(148106)
134  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will exclude procedures involving (a) major surgery and (b) xenotransplantation under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 from the substantial severity category; and if he will make a statement.
(148109)
135  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that the guidelines attached to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 stipulate that the Secretary of State will not license procedures likely to cause severe pain or distress that cannot be alleviated; and if he will make a statement.
(148107)
136  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests have been made and (b) convictions secured under the provisions of the Football Disorder Act 2000.
(148407)
137  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the levels of spending on fire services were per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years, distinguishing in each case the element represented by standard spending assessment.
(148291)
138  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the levels of spending on police services in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years.
(148296)
139  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the areas where youth inclusion projects will be operational by March; and what resources will be allocated to each.
(148559)
140  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that road safety and the reduction of vehicle crime are included in crime and disorder audits.
(148421)
141  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the next round of crime and disorder audits will be undertaken.
(148420)
142  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the incidence of the inclusion of road safety in local crime and disorder strategies.
(148419)
143  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to consult the Association of Chief Police Officers on the enforcement of each of the alternatives set out in the Hunting Bill; and if he will place their responses in the Library.
(148305)
144  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for the period between the commencement of the Home Detention Curfew scheme and 31st January 2001 inclusive (a) the total number of prisoners released on the scheme, (b) the number of prisoners convicted of each specific offence who were released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, including specific offences committed by prisoners normally classified under the categories (i) other homicide and attempted homicide, (ii) other violence against the person, (iii) drug offence, (iv) assaults and (v) other offences, including a breakdown of the prisoners normally classified in the sub-category of other offences called other offences, (c) the average sentence (i) received and (ii) served, and the average period spent on the scheme, in respect of each specific offence, (d) the number of prisoners released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, who (i) breached the conditions of the curfew, (ii) disappeared and were recaptured, (iii) disappeared and remain unlawfully at large and (iv) had their licences revoked, and for what reasons, (e) a breakdown of the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme while on the scheme, including all offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence and (f) a breakdown of the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme who committed a further offence while on the scheme that was similar in character to that for which they were originally convicted, including all offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence; and if he will make a statement.
(148089)
145  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a field hospital immediately available to the Indian authorities for victims of the recent earthquake.
(148263)
146  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to the Answers of 29th January, Official Report, column 71W, if she will publish the full list of invitees to the party at Haymarket House on 22nd September 1999 for the honourable Member for Leicester East; and if the Lord Chancellor spoke at that function to welcome guests.
(148265)
147  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what bids have been received in each year since 1996 for funding for marriage support; how much each bid has been worth; which of the bids have been successful; and what is the total value of grants towards marriage and relationship support.
(148482)
148  
N  
Mr Joe Ashton (Bassetlaw):    To ask the President of the Council, how many honourable Members left the House through (a) retirement and (b) losing their seats in (i)1983, (ii) 1987, (iii) 1992 and (iv) 1997.
(148264)
149  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what date a recommendation for an honour for one of the Hinduja brothers was received from an honourable Member.
(148277)
150  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government has published all records relating to the death of Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese leader; and if he will make a statement.
(148278)
151  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Prime Minister, which ministers and officials of Her Majesty's Government have communicated with other ministers and officials concerning the Hinduja brothers' application for citizenship.
(148262)
152  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will give the dates and context of discussions that he has personally had with the Right honourable Member for Hartlepool, since May 1997, to discuss matters relating to the Hinduja brothers.
(148112)
153  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the terms of reference of the enquiry by Sir Anthony Hammond QC; and if he will make a statement on the scope of the inquiry.
(148148)
154  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what occasions since 3rd May 1997, he has met members of the Hinduja family; where such meetings took place; and for what purpose.
(148547)
155  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the study of annuities carried out by the Retirement Incomes Working Party; and if he will make a statement.
(148337)
156  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people living in Crosby have benefited from the minimum income guarantee.
(148333)
157  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioner households in Crosby have benefited from the winter fuel allowance.
(148336)
158  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Beaconsfield of 18th January, Official Report, column 384W, on benefit fraud, if he will calculate on the same basis the data for (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) the United Kingdom.
(148332)
159  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the cost of training staff in his Department and executive agencies for which his Department is responsible in preparation for the euro, at current prices and exchange rates.
(148410)
160  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the cost of re-printing documents issued by his Department and its executive agencies to replace sterling entries with entries in euros.
(148409)
161  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the cost at current exchange rates of changing his Department's, and agencies for which his Department is responsible, computer systems in preparation for the euro.
(148408)
162  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the changes required in the Government's benefits system which would be necessary as a result of a changeover to the euro.
(148413)
163  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what consultants his Department is using to advise on the implications and implementation of the changeover plan to the euro; and what budget has been set aside for this purpose.
(148412)
164  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what programme of work has been undertaken by his Department and agencies for which his Department is responsible as part of the national changeover plan for preparation for the UK's entry to the euro at current exchange rates; and if he will make a statement.
(148411)
165  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many applications for assistance with burial charges have been made to the Social Fund in each of the last five years, and how many have been granted (a) in full and (b) in part; and if he will make a statement.
(148321)
166  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make widow's bereavement allowance available to widowers.
(148209)
167  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claims had been made by people living in the Richmond Park constituency for the winter fuel allowance by 26th January.
(148084)
168  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) men and (b) women living in the Richmond Park constituency are entitled to winter fuel allowance.
(148086)
169  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his oral Answer to the honourable Member for Newport, West of 29th January, Official Report, column 9, if he will make a statement on the basis on which the Minister of State said that Tesco is planning to take contributions at its supermarket checkouts.
(148406)
170  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what his current estimate is of the date by which all existing Child Support Agency cases will be moved on to the new maintenance assessment procedure.
(148491)
171  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 470W, on customer helplines, if he will set out the (a) performance of the helplines and (b) targets set for them, for the last year for which figures are available.
(148502)
172  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many new national insurance numbers have been (a) created and (b) cancelled in each year since 1992.
(148487)
173  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 80W, concerning winter fuel payments, how many of the people who were incorrectly issued with a winter fuel payment in 1997-98 were allowed to keep the money.
(148497)
174  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Cheltenham of 15th January, Official Report, column 79W, how many pensioners who live abroad and receive an annually up-rated basic state pension are (a) single and (b) married; and how many in each group are under the age of 75 years.
(148503)
175  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Cheltenham, of 15th January, Official Report, column 79W, if he will break down by each country of residence the number of pensioners living abroad who receive (a) a frozen pension, and (b) an annually up-rated pension.
(148504)
176  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, for each year since 1988, how many married men have transferred their company preserved pension into an appropriate personal pension; and what effect this has on a married man's widow's SERPS entitlement should he die before retirement age.
(148495)
177  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the amount of erroneous (a) underpayment and (b) overpayment arising as a result of error or fraud was by (i) officials and (ii) customers in respect of each benefit administered by his Department for each year since 1996-97.
(148488)
178  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will (a) list the circulars, advice and guidelines that have been issued to local Benefits Agency offices in respect of each benefit since May 1997 and (b) place copies in the Library.
(148493)
179  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people who are eligible for a full winter fuel payment have, in the first instance, received only half of the total amount owed in each year since 1997.
(148486)
180  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases of child abuse were referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions; how many of these proceeded to prosecution; and how many convictions were secured, in each of the last three years.
(148150)
181  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will ask the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the activities of the Mortgage Group; and if he will make a statement.
(148181)
182  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has made to the Post Office on the prospects of cash points in sub-post offices which are not owned by banks and building societies making charges for access to cash.
(148178)
183  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what were the levels of spending on consumer protection per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years, distinguishing in each case the element represented by standard spending assessment.
(148294)
184  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will made a statement on the change in industrial gas prices over the past six months; and what steps he is taking to help the UK's heavy industry deal with this change.
(148302)
185  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effect the new Bacton-Zeebrugge gas pipeline link between Britain and continental Europe has had on industrial gas prices in the UK.
(148300)
186  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will estimate the average price of a unit of gas supplied for industrial use in (a) January 2000 and (b) January 2001.
(148301)
187  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings (a) he and (b) other ministers in his Department have attended (i) with the Hinduja brothers and (ii) at which matters relating to business interests controlled by the Hinduja brothers were discussed.
(148147)
188  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the meetings in India attended by the honourable Member for Leicester West at which matters relating to the business interests of the Hinduja brothers were discussed.
(148140)
189  
N  
Sir David Madel (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government assistance has been provided to (a) General Motors and (b) Vauxhall Motors in the UK in the past five years.
(148142)
190  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answers of 17th January, Official Report, columns 238-9W concerning the postal monopoly limit, what Her Majesty's Government's policy is on Directive Com (2000) 319; when the Directive will be published; what the income of the Royal Mail was in the last year from items weighing (i) less than 50 grammes and (ii) between 50 and 350 grammes; and if primary legislation is needed to amend the public monopoly powers of the Royal Mail.
(148558)
191  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post office closures there were in the third quarter of 2000; and how many closures there were in total up to the end of that quarter in 2000.
(148213)
192  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many ex-miners from (a) Scotland and (b) the UK claiming compensation for chronic bronchitis and emphysema have died before their claims were fully processed; and how many claims have been fully processed to date.
(148211)
193  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place details of his Department's accounting officer's note of dissent relating to Mivan Ltd. and Kier International to construct housing and provide water services in Romania in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(148287)
194  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to alter the rules on the treatment of surpluses in the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.
(148492)
195  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with National Assembly secretaries on the ruling of Lord Justice Tuckey on legislative provision on planning matters in Wales in relation to the requirements of European legislation and of the Human Rights Act 1998.
(148320)
196  
N  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress is being made in the extension of the Pet Travel Scheme to rabies-free islands.
[Question Unstarred] (146776)
197  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requests he has received from the French National Assembly to provide evidence to their inquiry into the Srebrenica massacre.
[Transferred] (148554)
198  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cemeteries there are in England; how many are full; if he intends more land to be made over to this use; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (148399)
199  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received on the powers of the Environment Agency as they relate to the responsibilities of local authorities for flood defence.
[Transferred] (148279)
200  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the effect on pensioners' incomes of reducing the winter fuel allowance by £50.
[Transferred] (148483)
201  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what checks are being undertaken to ensure the veracity of national insurance numbers; and when the programme to check the accounts held on the Departmental Central Index will end.
[Transferred] (148489)
202  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the environmental assessment relating to the Ilisu Dam project will be published.
[Transferred] (148507)
203  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has held with the Government of Turkey regarding human rights, specifically with regard to the Kurdish people.
[Transferred] (148548)
204  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate was included of the number of homeless Kurdish people in the plans to create the Ilisu Dam when it was first brought to the attention of his Department; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (148538)
205  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the most recent estimate of the number of Kurdish people that will be displaced from the banks of the River Tigris as a result of the Ilisu Dam project; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (148537)
206  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what compensation will be offered to the Kurdish people displaced to accommodate the Ilisu Dam project; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (148539)
207  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to the oral Answer of 24th January, Official Report, column 920, to the honourable Member for St. Ives, if he will publish Her Majesty's Government's estimate of (a) the percentage of farm holdings in the United Kingdom which they do not regard as efficient, (b) the number of farmers and farm workers obtaining their livings from them and (c) the proportion of the UK agricultural workforce they represent.
[Transferred] (148403)
208  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the levels of spending on social services per head of population were in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years, distinguishing in each case the element represented by standard spending assessment.
[Transferred] (148293)
209  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Crosby are in receipt of the working families tax credit.
[Transferred] (148334)
210  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals in Crosby have benefited from the introduction of the national minimum wage.
[Transferred] (148335)
211  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Wales have applied for the children's tax credit.
[Transferred] (148317)
212  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Wales are eligible for the children's tax credit.
[Transferred] (148319)
213  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Perth, of 15th January, Official Report, columns 71-2W, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants signed on by post.
[Transferred] (148505)
214  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking, prior to the establishment of the proposed universal bank, to help people on low incomes gain access to banking facilities; and which banks accept benefit books as proof of identity for the purpose of opening an account.
[Transferred] (148490)


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