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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 2 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 2 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.
 


 
FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, when the Committee will make the results of the summer re-opening of the Line of Route available to the House.
(148717)
2  
N  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received about technical support at BCMS for farmers applying for cattle passports; and if he will make a statement.
(148429)
3  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received on the implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations.
(148867)
4  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the joint industry submission, Minimising the Environmental Impacts of Crop Protection Chemicals, Revised proposals February 2001.
(148864)
5  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made towards achieving the Government's objective of minimising the environmental impact of pesticides.
(148865)
6  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what (a) assessments of and (b) representations he has made concerning the recent reduction in payments of the sheep annual premium scheme by the European Commission.
(148872)
7  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the European Commission's decision taken on 18th January in respect of a new timetable for duty and tariff imports of cane sugar starting from 2006.
(148374)
8  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the companies with which the then Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, the Right honourable Member for Hartlepool, had discussions regarding sponsorship of the Millennium Dome.
(148376)
9  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations he has received and from whom in the past 12 months on solutions to the drugs problems in Weston-super-Mare.
(148371)
10  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the e-communicators working with the e-envoy will be fully subject to the Civil Service Code.
(148653)
11  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was paid to Compaq during its unsuccessful bid for the Government Gateway project; how much has so far been paid to Microsoft for services related to the project; and what the expected cost of the project is.
(148656)
12  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the Government IT projects identified as being reviewed in the Cabinet Office publication 'Progress Report on successful IT: modernising government in action'; and if she will publish details of these reviews.
(148655)
13  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list (a) the government departments and (b) the publicly-funded bodies which have used the People's Panel to test policing initiatives; and if she will list the initiatives concerned.
(148670)
14  
  
Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff, excluding those working for bodies responsible to the regional assemblies and the Scottish Parliament, are employed in the UK Civil Service, broken down by department and place of employment.
(148716)
15  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from operators of activity holidays regarding the impact on staffing levels of the national minimum wage and the Working Time Directive.
(148523)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 135W, on what date he was first informed that Mr Robert Bourne had made donations to the Islington South and Finsbury Labour Party.
(148565)
17  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the current monthly running costs are of the Millennium Dome; for what proportion of these costs the Millennium Commission is liable; and if he will make a statement.
(148522)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the dates on which sponsorship agreements for the Faith Zone at the Millennium Dome were agreed, listing in each case the amount and the identity of the sponsor.
(148362)
19  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the approaches which were made by ministers to (a) companies and (b) individuals in respect of sponsorship of the Millennium Dome.
(148359)
20  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in the Jarrow constituency have a free television licence under the scheme for pensioners aged over 75 years.
(148613)
21  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will review and increase the grant to museums in the Tyne and Wear area.
(148614)
22  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidelines he has issued to organisations which are beneficiaries of the National Lottery with regard to the withholding of capital in order to secure higher rates of long-term interest on the money; and if he will make a statement.
(148644)
23  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for the investment of capital reserves arising from the National Lottery into a National Endowment for Sport and Arts Coaching for young people between the ages of seven and 21 years; and if he will make a statement.
(148852)
24  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what reserves were held by the Millennium Commission on 31st December (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; and what plans there are for the (i) management and (ii) disposal of these reserves.
(148657)
25  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date, and by whom, instructions were first given to the Millennium Commission with regard to the holding of, and management of, reserves.
(148658)
26  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funds have been (a) committed, and (b) spent by the National Heritage Memorial Fund in each of the past four years, together with corresponding figures at the end of each of the last four financial years.
(148861)
27  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list for each of the past 12 months (a) income and (b) expenditure of the New Opportunities Fund; and what the latest figure is for his (i) unused and (ii) uncommitted reserves of that fund.
(148860)
28  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Combat Effectiveness and Gender Study will be complete; and when he will publish its findings.
(148344)
29  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with Offshore Heavy Transport ASA regarding the return of HMS Tireless to the UK using a transporter ship.
(148348)
30  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on management consultants in each year since 1997.
(148345)
31  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which management consultancy firms have been contracted by his Department since May 1997; and how much has been paid to each of them.
(148347)
32  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which aircraft in service with the armed forces use depleted uranium for ballast; and if he will make a statement.
(148349)
33  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what studies are underway which are examining privatisation of his Department's tasks and agencies.
(148346)
34  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what illnesses have been reported by British servicemen who are serving or who have served in Sierra Leone.
(148350)
35  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will name the division within his Department with responsibility for handling export licences and the name of the civil servant who leads it.
(148597)
36  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers' houses are now occupied by officers and families serving at RAF Sealand; how many are occupied by families of officers serving overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(148520)
37  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces who serviced on Operation Palliser are categorised as medically downgraded; and if he will make a statement.
(148377)
38  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces who served on Operation Palliser have since been discharged on medical grounds, listing in each case from which regiment and company they have been discharged, and the medical reason for discharge; and if he will make a statement.
(148373)
39  
  
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will complete his evaluation of the bids by BAe for the construction of type 45 destroyers.
(148672)
40  
N  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools in Waveney constituency have benefited from investment in school buildings since May 1997.
(148511)
41  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance he has issued to local education authorities for the phasing out of additional revenue payments to former grant maintained schools.
(148379)
42  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, over what period local education authorities will move to the delegation of 90 per cent. of their total education where the local education authority is delegating less than this amount.
(148381)
43  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance he has given to local education authorities in using the requirement for delegated schools budget to move 90 per cent. of the total local education authority budget to phase out the additional payments made to former grant maintained schools.
(148380)
44  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the public service agreements set up with local authorities and set out the inhibitors to achieving educational targets that have been identified by local authorities.
(148351)
45  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list by date the circular documents which have been sent by his Department to (a) local education authorities, (b) primary schools and (c) secondary schools since 1st May 1997; and how many pages each document contained.
(148352)
46  
  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people broken down by area have obtained computers under the Computers Within Reach Scheme.
(148736)
47  
  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the target number for opening was and how many people have opened, individual learning accounts in (a) 1990 to 2000 and (b) 2000 to date.
(148871)
48  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) primary school and (b) secondary school pupils were in classes of 30 or more in (i) West Sussex and (ii) Mid Sussex constituency in each of the years from 1994-95 to 2000-01.
(148353)
49  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex constituency are on the New Deal broken down by each option.
(148354)
50  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out the basis on which the allocations to individual local authorities contained in his statement of 29th January were calculated, including a list of the variables which were taken into account.
(148343)
51  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set a deadline for an exchange of contracts with Legacy plc over the sale of the Millennium Dome.
(148521)
52  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to collate information and inform the public about levels of radon contamination in drinking water in the United Kingdom.
(148424)
53  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what powers he has to regulate the presence of radon and similar contaminates in drinking water in the United Kingdom.
(148423)
54  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will consult the New Zealand Government on the references provided for Mr Douglas Andrews, Head of the Economic Regulation Group of the Civil Aviation Authority.
(148642)
55  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many owners of vehicles found in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster were prosecuted by the DVLA for (i) not registering their vehicle and (ii) not taxing their vehicle in 2000.
(148618)
56  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many drivers suffering from diabetes have informed the DVLA of their condition.
(148617)
57  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what contacts (a) he and (b) his officials had with the Hinduja family and their business associates during his visits to India in March and December 1999.
(148509)
58  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reason there is no published maximum number of passengers that can be carried in a carriage on the London Underground.
(147896)
59  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much has been allocated in local transport plans for each year from 2001-02 to 2005-06 for (a) individual public transport schemes costing over £5 million that have received approval, (b) individual public transport schemes costing less than £5 million that have received approval and (c) integrated transport measures that have received approval.
(148589)
60  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment has been made by the Safety Regulation Group of the CAA of the proposed price regulation regime for the NATS PPP; and if this takes full account of the RPI-X method, as affected by the proposed delay term factor.
(148590)
61  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the outcome was of the meeting on 15th January between road safety campaigners and the Minister for Roads; and if he has ordered a critical summary of relevant controlled road safety evaluation studies.
(148588)
62  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what resources have been allocated over the next three years to enable the transfer of council housing stock to registered social landlords.
(148637)
63  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his estimate is of the total number of properties owned by (a) registered social landlords and (b) each of the 20 largest registered social landlords.
(148640)
64  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness with which registered (a) social landlords and (b) housing authorities manage resources.
(148639)
65  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much of Birmingham's HRA notional rent surplus has been spent on rent rebates in each of the past five years; how much he estimates will be spent in this way in the (a) current and (b) forthcoming financial year; and for each year what his estimates are of the (i) number and (ii) proportion of tenants not in receipt of rent rebates.
(148641)
66  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the joint industry submission, Minimising the Environmental Impacts of Crop Protection Chemicals, Revised proposals February 2001.
(148868)
67  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received on reimbursing local authorities for the costs incurred as a result of the floods in November 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(148646)
68  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about bursaries to local authorities for the promotion of travel plans.
(148735)
69  
  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many housing capital approvals were given to Leeds in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000.
(148870)
70  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many waste management licences have been revoked because of breaches of the Environment Protection Act 1990 in the last six years.
(148723)
71  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many commercial premises in (a) Lewisham and (b) London have been prosecuted in the last 12 months for not complying with the duty of care, as defined in section 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990.
(148722)
72  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to improve the law in respect of the regulation of waste.
(148720)
73  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the estimated percentage is of waste carriers who do not have bona fide waste transfer notes.
(148725)
74  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many enforcement officers are employed in London by the Environment Agency (a) to check trade waste agreements of businesses, (b) to check unauthorised waste carriers, (c) to tackle other breaches of the Environment Protection Act and the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 and (d) to tackle environmental crime in general.
(148721)
75  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many waste carriers in London have been prosecuted for failure to provide waste transfer notes in the last six years.
(148726)
76  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the percentage is of commercial premises in London which the Environment Agency estimates (a) do not have trade waste agreements under section 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990 and (b) do not have adequate trade waste agreements.
(148719)
77  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which bodies are responsible for ensuring compliance with sections 33 and 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990.
(148873)
78  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to take steps to ensure better compliance with sections 33 and 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(148724)
79  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency for fly tipping in (a) Lewisham and (b) London resulted in waste licences being revoked.
(148731)
80  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what checks the Environment Agency makes before providing individuals with waste management licences and waste carrier licences.
(148730)
81  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions have been brought by the Environment Agency for fly tipping in the past six years in (a) Lewisham and (b) London.
(148728)
82  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions the Environment Agency has brought against unlicensed waste carriers in London.
(148733)
83  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency in the past six years have involved authorised waste carriers (a) in Lewisham and (b) in London.
(148729)
84  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what arrangements the Environment Agency has in place for checking that waste carriers are authorised in accordance with section 52 of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989.
(148734)
85  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many vehicles have been seized and crushed as a result of being involved with fly tipping in the last six years in (a) Lewisham and (b) London.
(148732)
86  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what arrangements are made by the Environment Agency for checking that commercial premises comply with section 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990.
(148727)
87  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his reply on the Sellafield Mox Plant, 18th January, Official Report, column 296, if he will place in the Library a copy of the revised economic case for the Mox plant prepared by BNFL.
(148659)
88  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January, Official Report, column 739, on community transport schemes, if applications for continued funding of existing schemes were (a) permitted and (b) encouraged.
(148342)
89  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 9W, on driving licences, what discretion (a) he and (b) the DVLA has to waive the two year rule regarding the period during which a test pass certificate is valid as the basis for the issuing of a full driving licence.
(148652)
90  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors underlay the decision of the Financial Secretary not to allow a rebate on petrol vapour recovered by vapour recovery systems and used to produce electricity.
(148607)
91  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the yield is of customs duty on petrol vapour recovered by vapour recovery systems and used in the production of electricity.
(148605)
92  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the incidence of double taxation in the imposition of duty on petrol vapour recovered by vapour recovery systems and used to produce electricity.
(148604)
93  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the recovery of petrol vapour for (a) use as furnace fuel and (b) use in the production of electricity.
(148606)
94  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the letter from the Minister for Transport of 11th January regarding the vehicle excise duty applicable to tower wagons, if he plans to harmonise the tax treatment of tower wagons and mobile cranes; and if he will make a statement.
(148587)
95  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of tax not collected as a result of the concession on lump sums paid on retirement in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(148638)
96  
N  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the review of the levying of VAT on residential boat mooring fees.
(148585)
97  
N  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultations his Department has underaken on the levying of VAT on residential boat mooring fees.
(148586)
98  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received about the effect of aggregate tax on the quarry industry; what changes he plans to make in respect thereof; and if he will make a statement.
(148649)
99  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the estimate of cost of capital gains tax exemption at death published in the Treasury's 'Tax Ready Reckoner' in November 2000 assumes all normal capital gains tax rules apply; and if he will make a statement.
(148663)
100  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the rate of tax on the Pension Fund of a person who dies before purchasing an annuity is set at its present rate; and if he will make a statement.
(148738)
101  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 568W, regarding children's tax credits, for what reason he did not (a) use child benefit records to identify the address of eligible households and (b) ask non-taxpayer recipients of the claim form to pass it to taxpayers in the household.
(148430)
102  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines he has issued to the National Assembly for Wales on the appropriate level of reserves which may be held by public bodies.
(148851)
103  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what telephone calls have been made by ministers to representatives of foreign governments concerning attempts by the Indian Government to obtain information in respect of corruption investigations currently being undertaken in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(148360)
104  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the impact of his policy of constructive engagement with China in so far as it relates to the condition of the Tibetan people; and if he will make a statement.
(147868)
105  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will name (a) the department within his Department with responsibility for handling export licences and (b) the civil servant who heads it.
(148596)
106  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan concerning reports of arming warships and submarines with nuclear weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(148427)
107  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the role of the Minister for Europe in reviewing individual entry visa applications from the Indian sub-continent, indicating the criteria used to allow previously declined applications.
(148510)
108  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Minister for Europe has to meet the Hinduja brothers, their family and their representatives during his visit to India in February; and if he will make a statement.
(148425)
109  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications for entry visas from the Islamabad High Commission the Minister for Europe has personally reviewed since October 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(148513)
110  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the visits to India and Pakistan made by his Department's Ministers since 2nd May 1997.
(148428)
111  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Minister for Europe has received from the Hinduja brothers, their family and their representatives regarding his planned visit to India in February; and if he will make a statement.
(148426)
112  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications for entry visas from the Islamabad High Commission the Minister for Europe has approved since October 1999 after previously being declined by the High Commission: and if he will make a statement.
(148519)
113  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 171, on Russia, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the meetings of the Plutonium Disposition Planning Groups, each month until it reports.
(148862)
114  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place the reports by the Community Health Care Service (North Derbyshire) NHS Trust into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mrs Nicola Stevenson and Mr Richard Sampson in the Library.
(148584)
115  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the services listed as personal social services for the purposes of allocating money to local government through the Personal Social Services SSA.
(148186)
116  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the money designated for intermediate care services in the NHS Plan has already been allocated; how much of this money was allocated to local government through the Personal Social Services SSA for 2001-02 to 2003-04 announced on 27th November 2000; and if he will make it his policy to guarantee that the money allocated to local government will be spent on the provision of intermediate care services as envisaged by the NHS Plan.
(148187)
117  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital and community health service nurses who are (a) qualified, (b) unqualified, (c) midwives, (d) learner staffs, and (e) Project 2000 students, as whole-time equivalents were employed (i) in each region and (ii) in total in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(148608)
118  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people died of cardiac diseases in the Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority area in 2000.
(148745)
119  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for NHS heart by-pass surgery in Tyneside.
(148747)
120  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is introducing to encourage and support smokers who wish to stop smoking.
(148743)
121  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to publish the findings of the independent United Kingdom-wide evaluation of complaints; and what action he will take on the results of the evaluation.
(148615)
122  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is introducing to encourage healthy eating and exercise and to promote good health in the Jarrow constituency.
(148746)
123  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to shorten NHS waiting lists in the Jarrow constituency.
(148748)
124  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the money allocated in 2000-01 by the Northern and Yorkshire National Health Service Regional Office was allocated to (a) the South Tyneside Community Health Council and (b) each other community health council in the Northern and Yorkshire Region; and what guidelines were used in the allocation of the money.
(148616)
125  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people died of smoking-related diseases in the Gateshead and South Tyneside area in 2000.
(148744)
126  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when funding for beta interferon for newly-diagnosed patients with multiple sclerosis ceased in all areas.
(148664)
127  
  
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he gives regarding the prevention of abuse to older people in hospitals and care homes through the over-use of sedative and anti-psychotic medication.
(148853)
128  
  
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards apply to ensure that people applying for insurance policies are not asked to reveal the results of tests for genetic conditions which have not had approval from the Genetics and Insurance Committee.
(148856)
129  
  
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Don't Give Up Giving Up campaign has achieved its objectives.
(148855)
130  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statistics and information his Department has collated on adult victims of sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(148603)
131  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made to implement the recommendations of the Waterhouse Report; and if he will make a statement.
(148601)
132  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to reduce the number of adult victims of sexual abuse being admitted to mental hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(148594)
133  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will establish a national network of organisations to support adult victims of sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(148602)
134  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of treating adult victims of sexual abuse in mental health hospitals is for each health authority in the last year for which figures are available.
(148593)
135  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults have (a) disclosed that they have suffered sexual abuse and (b) are known to be suffering the effects of sexual abuse in each of the last 10 years.
(148599)
136  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines exist for the provision of post-exposure prophylaxis with anti-HIV drugs following potential sexual exposure to HIV.
(148671)
137  
N  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Tunbridge Wells dated 6th December and his parliamentary question (ref. 145771).
(148422)
138  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of homes allocated to asylum seekers by (a) NASS and (b) local authorities have been inspected in the last 12 months.
(148718)
139  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual cost is of an Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspector; and if he will make a statement.
(148361)
140  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements have been made on a voluntary basis by agencies to provide free emergency medical aid for pet animals.
(148378)
141  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received from Tibetan asylum seekers since 1st May 1997; how many of these have been successful; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy in relation to asylum seekers from Tibet.
(147869)
142  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces use soft-tipped bullets.
(148858)
143  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from honourable Members and others on the use of soft-tipped bullets by the police; and if he will make a statement.
(148857)
144  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the advice of the Police Scientific Development Branch on the use of soft tipped bullets by the police.
(148859)
145  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, since the introduction of the new allowances for housing for police officers in London, (a) how many officers joined the Metropolitan Police from other police forces and (b) how many left the Metropolitan Police to join other police forces; and if he will make a statement.
(148650)
146  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations and from whom he has received in the past 12 months on solutions to the drugs problems in Weston-super-Mare.
(148372)
147  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been made in (a) Northumbria, (b) South Yorkshire, (c) West Yorkshire, (d) Merseyside, (e) the West Midlands and (f) Greater Manchester.
(148611)
148  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the investigation by the Charity Commission into Rugby League.
(148564)
149  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the introduction of a national proof of age scheme.
(148866)
150  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police concerning the death of Colin Griffiths of Stafford on 26th December 1994.
(148662)
151  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria govern the access of (a) the security service, (b) the secret intelligence service and (c) the police to information about individual applications for British citizenship.
(148340)
152  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on inviting other Government departments and agencies to comment on individual applications for British citizenship.
(148341)
153  
  
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average fine levied on those found guilty of selling cigarettes to children aged under 16 years in 1999-2000.
(148854)
154  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representatives he has received on the length of time taken to process shotgun certificate renewal; what the average length of time taken to process shotgun certificate renewals in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) North Yorkshire was in (i) 1996 and (ii) 2000; and how frequently local authority firearm consultative committees should meet.
(148645)
155  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations he has held on measures to reduce violent crimes against the person and street crimes in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(148648)
156  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Right honourable Member for Hartlepool will change his chauffeur driven Jaguar for a different official car.
(148382)
157  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the actual strength was of the Sussex Police for each quarter since 1995.
(148355)
158  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been made in each police authority area in (a) Wales and (b) England.
(148667)
159  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistics he collates on levels and types of crime and over what period for the area covered by the South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority since 1979.
(148741)
160  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessement he has made of the impact of recent changes in the number of places in police houses in the Avon and Somerset area on his policy on police recruitment; and if he will make a statement.
(148737)
161  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the number of officers (a) recruited by, (b) resigning from and (c) retiring from the Avon and Somerset police force in each year since 1978-79.
(148740)
162  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate (a) the total number of police officers and (b) the number of frontline officers in the Avon and Somerset area in each year since 1978-79.
(148739)
163  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what support is available during court cases to adult victims of sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(148600)
164  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the companies approached by his Official Spokesman, Mr Alastair Campbell, regarding sponsorship of the Millennium Dome.
(148508)
165  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the report produced by Sir Anthony Hammond will contain unedited records of all (a) telephone calls, (b) letters and (c) other communications involving ministers relating to (i) the application for nationality made by the Hinduja brothers and (ii) the sponsorship of the Faith Zone at the Millennium Dome.
(148365)
166  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy for all lobby briefings undertaken on his behalf to be open for audio and visual recording.
(148364)
167  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions, and for what purpose, Lord Levy has met one or more of the Hinduja brothers since May 1997 on behalf of the Prime Minister.
(148363)
168  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to provide substantive answers to parliamentary questions concerning the Hinduja brothers in advance of the publication of Sir Anthony Hammond's report.
(148366)
169  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the enquiry being undertaken by Sir Anthony Hammond will establish the level of donations by the Hinduja brothers to political parties since 1990.
(148369)
170  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what criteria he applied in deciding that Sir Anthony Hammond should undertake the recently-established enquiry.
(148368)
171  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what basis information held by the security services on the Hinduja brothers will be available to Sir Anthony Hammond.
(148370)
172  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the enquiry under Sir Anthony Hammond will consider issues relating to sponsorship of the Millennium Dome.
(148367)
173  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, which department organises and books (a) air flights and (b) other travel arrangements, when Lord Levy is travelling abroad as his personal envoy.
(148516)
174  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if Lord Levy is provided with an office allowance by Her Majesty's Government for his work as his personal envoy.
(148515)
175  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what diplomatic status Lord Levy holds for protocol purposes.
(148517)
176  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the statements issued by British embassies in (a) South American countries, and (b) Middle Eastern countries in relation to visits made by Lord Levy.
(148518)
177  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will advertise the post of personal envoy for future appointments to the post.
(148514)
178  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will provide a breakdown of the costs of interpreters used to assist Lord Levy in his role as personal envoy during his visits to the Middle East and South America.
(148512)
179  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the visits overseas underaken by Government Ministers costing in excess of £500 between 2nd May 1997 and 31st December 2000 indicating (a) the cost, destination and purpose of the visit and (b) if the Minister was accompanied by a partner or spouse, indicating the name of their partner and the contribution to the cost of the trip made by the Minister towards the partner's expenses.
(148563)
180  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of pensioners in the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency receive (a) less than a full old age pension and (b) no old age pension.
(148815)
181  
  
Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received concerning the introduction of Housing Benefit Regulation 7(h) on 25th January 1999; and if he will give local authorities some discretion where the provisions of the regulation cause genuine hardship.
(148643)
182  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) men and (b) women living in the Southport constituency are entitled to receive winter fuel allowance.
(148592)
183  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claims had been made by people living in the Southport constituency for the winter fuel allowance by 26th January.
(148591)
184  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the basic state pension in 2040 as a percentage of (a) full-time average earnings in 2040, (b) male full-time average earnings in 2040 and (c) female full-time average earnings in 2040, (i) before the changes announced in the pre-budget statement and (ii) following the changes in the pre-budget statement assumptions on price and wage inflation.
(148375)
185  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent representations he has had from disability organisations in relation to winter fuel payments to severely disabled people under the age of 60 years; and what action he intends to take.
(148612)
186  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many responses to the consultation on the minimum funding requirement had been received by the end of the consultation period; when the Government plans to respond; and if they will publish the responses.
(148595)
187  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of people of working age in the Mid Sussex constituency receive (a) income support and (b) disability benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(148357)
188  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in Mid Sussex receive the over 80s premium on the basic state pension; and if he will make a statement.
(148358)
189  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in West Sussex constituency have a weekly gross income of (a) under £100, (b) under £150, (c) under £200, (d) under £500 and (e) under £1,000.
(148356)
190  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make an assessment of the extent to which those who have deferred purchasing an annuity and have opted for income drawdown have found themselves subsequently dependent on means-tested benefits.
(148742)
191  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list for each of the last three years how many cases brought by the CPS (a) before magistrates and (b) before Crown courts were dismissed on the grounds that the CPS had not prepared the necessary documents concerned; and if he will make a statement.
(148651)
192  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Solicitor General, what advice the police authorities sought from the Crown Prosecution Service; and what response the service gave regarding the bringing of criminal proceedings following the death of Colin Griffiths of Stafford on 26th December 1994.
(148661)
193  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the average cost was for each CPS prosecution in (a) Wales and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(148668)
194  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Solicitor General, what average period of time was taken between the decision to prosecute and the case coming to full court hearing for CPS cases in (a) Wales and (b) England in each of the last five years.
(148669)
195  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list each category of grants given to projects in (a) Westminster and (b) the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01.
(148598)
196  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the joint industry submission, Minimising the Environmental Impacts of Crop Protection Chemicals, Revised proposals February 2001.
(148863)
197  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, from what date Mr Adrian McMenamin has been employed in the Wales office; what the terms of reference of his post are; and what his Civil Service grade is.
(148869)
198  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the most recent audience figures are for the Prime Minister's broadcasts on the No. 10 website.
[Transferred] (148654)
199  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government will amend the Ministerial Code of Conduct in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
[Transferred] (148660)
200  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has undertaken into the relationship between levels of support for parents of young children and levels of teenage pregnancy.
[Transferred] (148666)
201  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence he has assessed on the nature of the connection between levels of financial or other service support for parents of young children and levels of teenage pregnancy (a) in the UK and (b) in other European countries.
[Transferred] (148665)
202  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce free personal care for the elderly in the rest of the United Kingdom in line with the proposal being put to the Scottish Parliament.
[Transferred] (148609)
203  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many manufacturing jobs have been lost in (a) the Northern Region and (b) the Jarrow constituency, since 1997; and how many manufacturing jobs have been created in (a) the Northern Region and (b) the Jarrow constituency, since 1997.
[Transferred] (148610)
204  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he intends to take to reduce violent crimes against the person and street crimes in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (148647)


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