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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 6 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 6 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.
 


 
TUESDAY 6th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on what date farmers in the Shropshire area were given notification of the new arrangements for hill livestock payments; what the deadline was for applications for payments under this scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(149288)
2  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the normal procedure is for notifying farmers of changes to their support payments.
(149287)
3  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his holding Answer (ref 135790), when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 13th July 2000 on behalf of his constituent Mr. Russell.
(149210)
4  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149323)
5  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the special advisers working for her will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149322)
6  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much sponsorship money has been raised for the Manchester Commonwealth Games and how much more needs to be raised to meet the target set.
(148981)
7  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions Lord Levy acted on behalf of the New Millennium Experience Company in discussion with potential Millennium Dome sponsors.
(149222)
8  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the New Millennium Experience Company authorised Lord Levy to act on its behalf in discussions with potential sponsors for the Millennium Dome.
(149221)
9  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the £1 million sponsorship payment from the Hinduja Foundation for the Faith Zone was received by the New Millennium Experience Company.
(149220)
10  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much sponsorship money was received by the New Millennium Experience Company for the Faith Zone; which organisations contributed funds; and how much each contribution was.
(149223)
11  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish a report on the findings of the Playing Fields Monitoring Group.
(148696)
12  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his oral Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 637, to the honourable Member for Alyn and Deeside, what criteria are used by his Department to define school playing fields.
(148698)
13  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149321)
14  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of information is contained within the remaining documents regarding Nancekuke held by the Government under the 30-year rule.
(149286)
15  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the role of the Royal Marines in MNB (C) in Kosovo.
(148926)
16  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reduce the level of the UK commitment in Kosovo in terms of (a) troops and (b) equipment.
(148930)
17  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to extend welfare phone facilities to those on exercises.
(148923)
18  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the awarding of a Campaign Star to veterans of the Arctic Campaign in the Second World War; and if he will make a statement.
(149197)
19  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the special adviser working for him will relinquish his post on the dissolution of parliament.
(149320)
20  
  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the cash resources to be paid directly to Copeland schools in 2001-02 on the basis of his proposals in the Pre-Budget Report; and if he will list the schools to benefit, giving the sum in each case.
(149296)
21  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bolton West constituency, the effect on Bolton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(149102)
22  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member of 14th November 2000 to the Secretary of State for Health, which was transferred to him, on behalf of his constituent Mrs. Smith.
(149204)
23  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149319)
24  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Offical Report, column 33W, on asset management plans, what the timetable is for publication of local authority asset management plans condition data.
(148386)
25  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what extra funds he has made available for the implementation of the new curriculum in the second year of sixth form studies; where those funds are allocated within the standard spending assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(149285)
26  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 33W, what the average salary has been, including relevant threshold payments, for (a) primary teachers, (b) secondary teachers, (c) graduates in other sectors and (d) all non-manual employees in each year since 1974.
(148921)
27  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many environmental statements have been submitted under the (a) Environmental Assessment (Salmon Farming in Marine Waters) Regulations 1988 and (b) Environmental Impact Assessment (Fish Farming in Marine Waters) Regulations 1999.
(149201)
28  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many discharge consents for fish farms have been issued by (a) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and (b) the Environment Agency under the Control of Pollution Act 1974; and on what date each (i) was issued and (ii) is due to expire.
(149202)
29  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to increase transparency and openness in the planning process.
(148924)
30  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what arrangements his Department has for examining the codes of conduct prepared by local authorities.
(148932)
31  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to monitor the observance of planning codes of conduct by individual local authorities.
(148931)
32  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the sub-regions of the South West Region and the critieria used to determine them; and what consultations were carried out before they were established.
(149224)
33  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) playing fields and (b) green spaces available for public use have been lost to development in each of the past three years.
(148695)
34  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his estimate is of the number of (a) new build and (b) newly converted affordable rented housing which will be available in (i) London and (ii) England in each of the next five financial years.
(148387)
35  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he is making to the EU Environment Commissioner to dissuade her from taking legal action against the UK over the state of the bathing waters off the Fylde coast; and if he will make a statement.
(148759)
36  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many times (a) the Housing Minister and (b) his officials met with service charities to discuss Part II of the Homes Bill; and what the outcome was of these meetings.
(149103)
37  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate how many new and nearly new cars have high enough noxious emission ratings to qualify for a full conversion grant to LPG.
(147898)
38  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the schemes funded by his Department to encourage greater use of clean fuel vehicles, indicating the sums of money devoted to each such scheme.
(147900)
39  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many grants are paid by government sponsored schemes to encourage the use of clean fuel vehicles.
(147901)
40  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to extend the eligibility of grants for conversion to encourage the use of clean fuel vehicles.
(147902)
41  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what provison he has made in future standard spending assessments for the increase in new teachers' pay; and if he will make a statement.
(149280)
42  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 14th November 2000 on behalf of his constituent Mr. Gillett.
(149206)
43  
N  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will extend the scheme to allow new and nearly new cars to qualify for grant aid to encourage conversion to LPG and other clean fuel systems.
(147899)
44  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent representations he has received on the policy of charging council tax on empty properties.
(149283)
45  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he proposes to give local authorities discretion on levying council tax on empty properties where there is a large percentage of empty houses.
(149284)
46  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the new light rail lines mentioned in paragraph 6.61 of the Transport 10 Year Plan, he forecasts will start to be built over the period 2001-02 to 2005-06; and what the forecast public expenditure will be, including public resource and public investment, in the period on those lines.
(149110)
47  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much of the money mentioned in paragraph 6.61 of the Transport 10 year plan he forecasts will be spent over the period 2001-02 to 2005-06; and what will be the forecast public expenditure, including public resource and public investment, in that period on those schemes.
(149106)
48  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the strategic road network schemes mentioned in paragraph 6.73 of the Transport 10 Year Plan, he forecasts will start to be built over the period 2001-02 to 2005-06; and what the forecast public expenditure will be, including public resource and public investment in the period on those schemes.
(149107)
49  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much of the support to urban and rural bus services mentioned in paragraph 6.61 of the Transport 10 Year Plan he forecasts will be spent over the period 2001-02 to 2005-06; and what will be the public expenditure, including public resource and public investment, in that period on those schemes.
(149105)
50  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the trunk road bypasses mentioned in paragraph 6.73 of the Transport 10 Year Plan, he forecasts will start to be built over the period 2001-02 to 2005-06; and what the forecast public expenditure will be, including public resource and public investment, in the period on those schemes.
(149108)
51  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the schemes in the Highway Agency's Targeted Programme of Improvements, mentioned in paragraph 6.73 of the Transport 10 Year Plan he forecasts will start to be built over the period 2001-02 to 2005-06; and what the forecast public expenditure will be, including public resource and public investment, in the period on those schemes.
(149109)
52  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if preparatory building works for the proposed fifth terminal at Heathrow have begun.
(148835)
53  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many ice fall incidents were reported for each month in 2000.
(148838)
54  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what bacteriological investigations are required when ice falls from aircraft occur.
(148840)
55  
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 establishment of a labelling system of ape-friendly products for imports which have not resulted in the destruction of ape habitats.
(148833)
56  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce fines for airlines which operate aircraft which show signs of leakage from toilet service valves.
(148837)
57  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what arrangements have been made to compensate persons injured from ice falls where the airline concerned cannot be identified.
(148839)
58  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts on the dissolution of parliament.
(149318)
59  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the titles, duties and functions of Mr. Martin Roberts and Mr. Robert Allan in his Department were prior to their transfer to the Financial Services Authority.
(149200)
60  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition he uses to determine whether an item of public expenditure is defined as (a) government spending and (b) government investment.
(148832)
61  
  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations Corus made to him on the strength of sterling against European currencies in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(149359)
62  
N  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimte the impact on (a) GDP, (b) tax revenue and (c) savings in benefits if persons (i) over 50 and (ii) between the ages of 50 and 65 had the same patterns of employment and earnings as the average of the rest of the UK labour force.
(147607)
63  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will separately identify the average cost of the (a) salary, (b) superannuation, (c) accommodation and (d) personal secretaries support, assuming one secretary per official, and employing a team leader, former grade 5 equivalent, in the Treasury in the financial year 2000-01.
(148435)
64  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149307)
65  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the delegated budgets of the Treasury teams, broken down by (a) aggregate salaries, (b) accommodation, (c) IT back-up costs, (d) foreign and domestic travel, (e) secretarial and clerical support, (f) other running costs and (g) capital expenditure.
(148436)
66  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the UN effort in Kosovo.
(148925)
67  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the case for a cantonization policy in Kosovo.
(148922)
68  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Iran about human rights in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(149198)
69  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make an Order in Council to legalise homosexual acts in the five Caribbean territories where such acts remain illegal.
(148842)
70  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to Premier Oil regarding their operations in Burma.
(148841)
71  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149317)
72  
  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the impact of his Department's financial allocation has been on the budget of the North Cumbria Health Authority in real terms in each year since 1997; and what his estimate is of the impact in 2001-02 on the basis of his proposals in the Pre-Budget Report.
(149297)
73  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that he receives a copy of the report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords on stem cell research as soon as it is published.
(147608)
74  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list in respect of each hospital in the NHS (a) the number of beds in the hospital, (b) the number of permanent mortuary spaces available, (c) the number of temporary mortuary spaces available, (d) the proportion of temporary and permanent mortuary spaces which comply with (i) health and safety requirements, (ii) health service standards and (iii) designated staffing levels, (e) if its mortuary facilities are CPA accredited and (f) if it used non-refrigerated and non compliant temporary facilities in the past two years.
(149279)
75  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish (a) the verbatim guidelines about how dignity and respect for deceased patients should be ensured, as issued by his Department in May 2000, and (b) the letter written by the NHS Chief Executive to all trusts on this subject on Monday 15th January.
(149278)
76  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral Statement of 16th January, Official Report, column 201, on Bedford Hospital, if he will place in the Library the parts of the Final Report as delivered to his Department which were left out of the version which is in the Library.
(149277)
77  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 21st November 2000, on behalf of Mrs. Barrow.
(149203)
78  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist MS nurses there are in the UK; what plans he has to train more MS nurses; and if he will make a statement.
(149196)
79  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 10th November 2000, 6th December 2000, 3rd January and 1st February, relating to her constituent Mr J. A. Barham of Cuffley.
(149104)
80  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the specialist units dealing with the late effects of polio and their location.
(149101)
81  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct a review into the evidence of the impact of dietary sodium.
(149100)
82  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) under and (b) over 16 years were addicted to aerosols in each of the last five years.
(148836)
83  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149316)
84  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of productivity gains for police inspecting ranks in each of the last five years.
(149216)
85  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) funded and (b) actual police officers were in post in the Essex Constabulary on (i) 31st March 1997 and (ii) the latest date for which figures are available.
(148699)
86  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civilian staff were employed by Essex Constabulary (a) on 31st March 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(148701)
87  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the total number of police officers who have joined the Essex Constabulary as a result of the recent recruitment campaign initiated by his Department.
(148697)
88  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on (a) total number of new recruits who have joined Essex police and (b) total number of police officers who have retired from the Essex Constabulary between 1st April 2000 and the latest date for which figures are available.
(148700)
89  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the total value of the change which has not been given to asylum seekers using vouchers in shops.
(149289)
90  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his plans to restrict the right to choose jury trial for middle-ranking offences.
(148568)
91  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 5th September 2000 on behalf of his constituent Mr. Smith.
(149205)
92  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to repeal section 64 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.
(149111)
93  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149315)
94  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letters of 12th December and 15th January from the honourable Member for Northavon regarding Cameron McArthur.
(149207)
95  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list, on a comparable basis, the number of police officers, broken down by rank, in each force in England and Wales, and for England and Wales as a whole, at (a) 31st March 1997 and (b) 30th September 2000, indicating the change in the number of officers at each rank in each force and in England and Wales as a whole over that period.
(149209)
96  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average custodial sentence imposed by the courts for robbery was in (a) the last six months of 2000 (b) the first six months of 2000 and (c) each of the previous four years.
(149208)
97  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place the Youth Justice Board Report, 'Delivering the Pledge on Persistent Young Offenders', in the Library.
(148979)
98  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reasons underlay the decision by the Charities Commission that the RSPCA cannot display the words Ban Animal Experimentation on a RSPCA van.
(149290)
99  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) countries, (b) international organisations and (c) non-governmental organisations are involved in providing aid to Kosovo.
(148927)
100  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to review the (a) focus and (b) coordination of the international aid effort in Kosovo.
(148929)
101  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of the United Kingdom aid programme in Kosovo.
(148928)
102  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Paisley South of 8th January, Official Report, column 355W, if she will give a breakdown of the money spent on HIV/AIDS related work last year, outlining major headings of expenditure.
(149324)
103  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what development projects her Department supports which involve the protection of apes.
(148834)
104  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 164W, on Commonwealth scholarships, if she will discuss with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Chairman whether scholarships will be offered to dissidents in addition to those nominated by governments concerned.
(148758)
105  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the special advisers working for her will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149314)
106  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what research is being undertaken on the impact of civil court fees on access to justice; what effect the reduction in the number of cases has had on the financing of the court service; and if further fee increases are planned for the current year.
(149292)
107  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which salaried defence offices will be open in April; what plans he has to monitor the relative quality and cost of the salaried defence offices; and if there will be independent research into the piloted schemes.
(149291)
108  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to introduce assistance for representation from the Community Services Legal Services Fund for applicants to employment tribunals in England and Wales
(149293)
109  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, in what way the Narey reforms continue to create additional duty solicitor costs; and what reasons have been identified for this.
(149282)
110  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will recruit sufficient lawyers for the Community Legal Service to cover the subjects of (a) immigration, (b) education, (c) community care and (d) mental health.
(149299)
111  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of incentives to encourage firms to provide legal services to dispersed asylum seekers.
(149294)
112  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how the money saved from removing personal injury cases from legal aid has been redeployed within the Community Legal Service; and if these savings will be allocated to legal aid for social welfare cases.
(149300)
113  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the take up among solicitors' firms of the new general criminal contracts being issued for criminal legal work by the Legal Services Commission.
(149295)
114  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment has been made of the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the legal aid costs of the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998, based on the first three months.
(149301)
115  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what further progress the Lord Chancellor has made in implementing the recommendations of the report by Sir Leonard Peach on procedures for appointments to judicial office; what progress has been made in setting up the pilot assessment centre; and when it will be operational.
(149281)
116  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the special adviser working for the Lord Chancellor will relinquish his post when the next General Election is called.
(149313)
117  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149312)
118  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the progress on the award of charter status to the Institute of Management.
(149112)
119  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the President of the Council, if the special advisers working for her will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149311)
120  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, under what circumstances Lord Paul represents the Government; and if he will make a statement.
(149113)
121  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the special advisers working (a) in his Private Office, (b) in the Policy Unit, (c) in the Strategic Communications Unit, (d) in the Research and Information Unit, (e) in the Social Office and (f) under a dispensation granted by an Order in Council in May 1997 will relinquish their posts when the next general election is called.
(149276)
122  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will notify Sir Anthony Hammond of the information he has received from the Intelligence services on the Hinduja brothers.
(148388)
123  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the special advisers working for her will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149310)
124  
N  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of increasing the basic state pension to £92 for a single person and £138 for a couple, taking into account (a) savings in regard to (i) the minimum income guarantee and (ii) other benefits payable to pensioners and (b) the consequent increases in receipts of tax revenue.
(147606)
125  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149309)
126  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Solicitor General, what (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory duties there are on (i) the CPS and (ii) the police to consult victims before dropping or downgrading charges.
(148978)
127  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons he intends to exclude energy from waste from renewables obligation; what measures he intends to introduce to promote energy from waste; and what assessment he has made of the environmental benefits of energy from waste.
(149325)
128  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent on research and development in each of the last 10 years.
(149305)
129  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evaluation his Department has made of the appropriateness to the UK of the US levy model for funding future research and development in the gas industry.
(149304)
130  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the Report 'The Future of Research and Development in the Gas Industry' by Professor Gordon Mackennon and Steve Thomas; and if he will make a statement.
(149303)
131  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what timetable has been agreed for progressing the review of research and development in the energy industry announced in the latest UK Energy Report.
(149302)
132  
  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the UK steel market is controlled by Corus.
(149357)
133  
  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will examine the anti-competition implications of the decision of Corus not to sell its Llanwern plant to a competitor.
(149358)
134  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149308)
135  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with other departments on the distribution of pension funds when stock market listed companies are involved in take-overs; and if he will make a statement.
(148980)
136  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if the special advisers working for him will relinquish their posts when the next General Election is called.
(149306)
137  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support the Government has given to Derian House hospice and St. Catherine's hospice in Lancashire.
[Question Unstarred] (147332)
138  
N  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his plans for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
[Question Unstarred] (147350)
139  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will restore the right of abode to residents of St Helena; and if he will made a statement.
[Transferred] (149199)
140  
  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advance information Corus provided to his Department prior to its closure and redundancy announcement.
[Transferred] (149360)
141  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce proposals for the reform of coroner's courts.
[Transferred] (149298)


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