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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 8 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 8 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 
THURSDAY 8th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to follow-up skills deficiencies in land-based industries revealed by 'skills checks' and to secure their remediation through vocational training programmes.
(149472)
2  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149257)
3  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149248)
4  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the report from W. S. Atkins regarding flood defences for the City of Hereford will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(149524)
5  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what research has been undertaken to establish the means by which a normal prion becomes a rogue prion; and if he will make a statement.
(149659)
6  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to encourage producers to bring on to the market varieties of (a) apples, (b) pears and (c) other fruits that were readily available in 19th century England but are rarely found today.
(149743)
7  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to receive the report from the Independent Review of Dispensing of Prescription Only Medicines for veterinary use; and if he will make a statement.
(148155)
8  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in her Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149269)
9  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many press releases were issued by her Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what her estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149254)
10  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149258)
11  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149249)
12  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he takes to ensure that publicly-funded projects do not cause disruption of television reception for neighbouring households during building works and after completion.
(149668)
13  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many television licences were issued and how many licence holders were entitled to refunds on the basis of interference or bad reception for the last year for which figures are available.
(149670)
14  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what powers he has to require broadcasters to ensure the transmission of television programmes on the five terrestrial channels.
(149669)
15  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Albanians apprehended for illegal activity by UK Members of KFOR in the last two months were handed over to (a) KFOR authorities and (b) Camp Bondsteel.
(149380)
16  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000 and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149261)
17  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149252)
18  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) munitions and (b) delivery systems associated with nuclear warfare have been demolished at (i) the Shoeburyness Sands and (ii) adjacent mud flats/sand banks.
(149518)
19  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what dates depleted uranium shells have been (a) tested and (b) demolished at (i) the Shoeburyness Range and (ii) adjacent mud flats/sandbanks.
(149517)
20  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel, and from which units, have been flown out of (a) Bosnia, (b) Kosovo and (c) other theatres of operation to give evidence in legal proceedings in the past year as (i) defendants and (ii) witnesses.
(149354)
21  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the projects promoted by his Department subject to the 18/84 planning procedure.
(149352)
22  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many deaths caused by self-inflicted wounds there were amongst serving armed forces personnel, broken down by (a) theatre of operations in which each occurred, (b) gender, (c) age and (d) ethnic group in each year from 1996.
(149355)
23  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the components for (a) the L15 and (b) the M107 rounds for the A590 gun are (i) manufactured and (ii) assembled.
(149353)
24  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the total expenditure of each defence agency in the last year for which figures are available, indicating expenditure in Scotland.
(149568)
25  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department is of leasing the 4 C-17 Globemaster aircraft from the US; and what estimate he has made of the cost of purchasing the aircraft.
(149595)
26  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the total value of the fixed assets of each of the defence agencies, indicating the value of each in Scotland.
(149567)
27  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Department on research contracts, broken down by region, for the most recent financial year for which figures are available.
(149566)
28  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 358W, if he will publish a list on the reports on depleted uranium commissioned by his Department from DERA; and if he will place copies of these reports in the Library.
(149650)
29  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Portsmouth South, of 5th February, Official Report, column 358W, what steps have been taken to recover the depleted uranium munitions test-fired into the Adriatic Sea.
(149649)
30  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received concerning inequities in service pensions; and if he will make a statement.
(149666)
31  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what obligations service units have to implement Child Support Agency instructions for attachment of earnings in relation to Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel.
(149480)
32  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what take up there has been of the entitlement to paid educational leave for 16-17 year olds since it was introduced; what the estimated cost has been to (a) state and (b) private employers; and if he will make a statement.
(149611)
33  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, which higher education institutions failed to meet their maximum allowable student number by more than 2 per cent., for the recruitment year 2000-01.
(149474)
34  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what public funds were received by each national training organisation in the last three years, broken down by their sourcing from (a) his Department, (b) their sponsoring department, (c) other Government departments and (d) European Union funds.
(149476)
35  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many modern apprenticeships in agricultural and land-based industries were (a) initiated, (b) completed and (c) in progress in each of the past five academic years.
(149473)
36  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he is taking to ensure that head teachers of maintained schools agree performance targets with their governing bodies by the revised deadline of 6th April.
(149802)
37  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the (a) number and (b) percentage of maintained schools is in which the head teacher has agreed performance targets with the governing body.
(149801)
38  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will rank the constituencies in England by the number of children eligible for free school dinners as a percentage of the number of children attending day schools.
(149771)
39  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149260)
40  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149253)
41  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent representations he has received from higher education bodies and institutions on the recommendations of the Bett report.
(149664)
42  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of living in the South of England on recruitment of non-academic staff in higher education.
(149665)
43  
N  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the Government's support for rural schools.
(148391)
44  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the Excellence in Cities programme.
(148534)
45  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many new classrooms have been created in the Warrington North constituency; and which schools have received them since 1997.
(149484)
46  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what resources have been allocated to Warrington Local Education Authority for provision for under fives in each year since 1997.
(149486)
47  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) educational welfare officer posts and (b) vacancies for educational welfare officers there are in each local education authority.
(149809)
48  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent meetings he has had with teachers to discuss teacher recruitment.
(147926)
49  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the capital expenditure in schools was in the South Derbyshire constituency supported by the Funding Agency for Schools in each financial year from 1993-94.
(149780)
50  
N  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the number of vacancies in the teaching profession at the latest date for which figures are available.
(147927)
51  
N  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he plans to announce funding proposals for the Aiding Communication in Education Centre (North).
(149522)
52  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will re-open the consultative period on the proposed extended Mineral Planning Guidance Note 11, to allow environmental groups and other relevant interests who were not contacted as potential consultees to have their submissions considered; and if he will make a statement on the progress of his review.
(149117)
53  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will require identified objectors to be notified when post-application discussions between planning officers and applicants is to take place.
(149648)
54  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will codify the way in which the requirements for developments in guideline areas are brought to the attention of planning committees.
(149645)
55  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will require councils to require detailed plans to be made available at outline stage in respect of areas which have been offered protection by being made conservation or guideline areas, and for approval to be tied to the specific proposals.
(149646)
56  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will standardise the levels of confidentiality applied to pre- and post-application discussions between applicants and planning officers in planning cases across local authorities.
(149640)
57  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will require greater openness in post-application discussions between planning officers and applicants and their representatives.
(149647)
58  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will establish a planning ombudsman.
(149642)
59  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what effect pre-application discussions between planning officers and applicants are designed to have on planning decisions.
(149643)
60  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how breaches of codes of conduct on relationships between planning officers and (a) applicants and (b) planning consultants are recorded.
(149641)
61  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will require councils to make statements of planning authorities available to objectors at an earlier stage than at present, and before deadlines for submission of their statements.
(149644)
62  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish the Government's response to the recommendations of the Park Homes Working Party; and if he will make a statement.
(149750)
63  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will announce changes to controls on the granting of planning permissions for telecommunication masts; and if he will make a statement.
(149748)
64  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale of 6th October 2000 to the Minister for Local Government, regarding a constituent, Mr J. Hooson.
(148626)
65  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on planned investment in the rail network on Merseyside.
(149759)
66  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149250)
67  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149271)
68  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will announce a decision on the authorisation of the Sellafield MOX plant.
(149630)
69  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the outcome of the public inquiry on the River Wye will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(149523)
70  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the governmental inquiry into Mr Douglas Andrew's role in the privatisation of New Zealand's steel industry in respect of the involvement of Mr Andrew of the Civil Aviation Authority in advising the Government on the future of the National Air Traffic Control Service.
(149597)
71  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, columns 382-3W, if he will publish the minutes and notes of any working groups run by his Department on the economic regulatory and licensing regime for the NATS public/private partnership in which Mr Douglas Andrew has participated.
(149599)
72  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, columns 382-3W, for what reasons Mr Douglas Andrew has held meetings with the three potential partners during the bidding process.
(149598)
73  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, columns 382-3W, what steps were taken by the Government to satisfy itself that Mr Douglas Andrew was the most appropriate person for re-appointment in 2000 as the head of the Civil Aviation Authority's Economic Regulation Group.
(149596)
74  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to issue guidance to local education authorities on the age of vehicles used for the transportation of school children.
(149807)
75  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the requirement for all coaches and minibuses that carry groups of children on organised trips to have seat belts available applies to all types of school journeys.
(149806)
76  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many planning appeals were lodged with his Department against decisions of (a) Brentwod Council and (b) planning authorities in Essex in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how many such appeals were dismissed by his Department in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(149811)
77  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many planning appeals were lodged with his Department in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how many appeals were dismissed by his Department in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(149810)
78  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to issue guidance to local education authorities on the use of vehicles specifically designed to carry standing passengers for the transportation of school children.
(149808)
79  
  
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what level of general GLA grant he intends to set for 2001-02.
(149747)
80  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people have received help from the Powershift programme to convert their vehicles to run on alternative fuels in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(149741)
81  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to take measures to ensure housing agencies and associations are legally responsible for providing television reception to their tenants and residents.
(149663)
82  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd February, Official Report, column 318W, on community transport, if he will list those successful bids to the 1999 competition which included further funding for schemes successful in the 1998 competition; if he will estimate the amount granted within those bids for continuation funding; and what total amount was granted in the 1999 competiton as a whole.
(149594)
83  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average salary is of a middle band uniformed customs officer (a) based outside London and (b) based inside London.
(149593)
84  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149242)
85  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149264)
86  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that advice given by staff on the Inland Revenue's working families' tax credit helpline is accurate and consistent.
(149800)
87  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many farmers in (a) Lancashire and (b) England are in receipt of the working families tax credit.
(149742)
88  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 565W, on Census 2001, what proportion of householders' questionnaire forms for the 1971 to 1991 census have been destroyed.
(149785)
89  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the proportion of taxpayers in 2000-01 who have income tax liabilities from (i) dividends income and (ii) savings income; and what the mean and median of liabilities are.
(149606)
90  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of people in 2000-01 who have income tax liabilities from dividends income of less than £50 and (b) the number and proportion of taxpayers who do not have liability to income tax from dividends income; and if he will make a statement.
(149604)
91  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of people in 2000-01 who have income tax liabilities from savings income of less than £50 and (b) the number and proportion of taxpayers who do not have liability to income tax from savings income; and if he will make a statement.
(149605)
92  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will name the regulatory bodies that have been responsible for monitoring the affairs of the Iron Trades Employers Insurance Association Limited and Chester Street Insurance Holdings since 1989; and what (a) actions they have taken and (b) reports they have made to him in that time.
(149363)
93  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149251)
94  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149259)
95  
  
Mr George Galloway (Glasgow, Kelvin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Arab world about the continuation of sanctions on Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(149745)
96  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
(149772)
97  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the UN Interim Administrator for Kosovo regarding the security situation in Kosovo and Southern Serbia.
(149775)
98  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the plan for Southern Serbia presented by Deputy Prime Minister Covic of Serbia.
(149773)
99  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions have been taken by (a) UNMIK, (b) the EU, (c) the International Committee for the Red Cross, (d) the International Commissioner for Human Rights and (d) his Department to secure the release of the Kosovo Albanian prisoners detained in Serbia.
(149778)
100  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the security situation in (a) Kosovo and (b) Presevo Valley.
(149774)
101  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) American counterparts regarding developments in Southern Serbia and Kosovo.
(149779)
102  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN Interim Administrators for Kosovo regarding the current violence by military demonstrators against NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo.
(149776)
103  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Kosovo Albanian prisoners are detained in Serbia.
(149777)
104  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the outcome of his recent discussions in London with representatives of the North Korean Workers Party.
(149740)
105  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requests have been received from the United States nuclear authorities in respect of the construction of lead test assemblies of mixed oxide nuclear fuel in British fabrication plants.
(149761)
106  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department followed the European Code of Conduct on arms sales, Criterion 4, when granting the export licence for artillery spare parts to Morocco.
(149615)
107  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the occasions upon which the Right honourable Member for Leicester East met in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office individuals and organisations over issues not related to his ministerial duties, and the names of those persons and bodies and the purposes for which the meetings were held.
(149803)
108  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter sent to him on 18th December by the honourable Member for North East Derbyshire, reference Part 3 5120/99.
(149116)
109  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to lay an establishment order for the proposed merger of Northampton Community Healthcare and Rockingham Forest NHS Trust.
(149475)
110  
N  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has held discussions with Nottinghamshire Social Services concerning their handling of the case of the Marshall daughters in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
(149225)
111  
N  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if contracts have been exchanged for the sale of the Nunnery Fields Hospital site.
(149521)
112  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when and for how long his Department reviewed the research carried out by Professor John O'Leary at Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin on autism and the MMR vaccine; and what the conclusions of the review were.
(149344)
113  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) MMR, (b) MR, (c) single antigen measles, (d) single antigen rubella and (e) single antigen mumps vaccines were administered in the United Kingdom in each year since 1979.
(149364)
114  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the improvements and changes in the diagnosis of autism that occurred in each year since 1979; and by what means and when GPs and other health professionals were made aware of these changes.
(149346)
115  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those countries in Europe and North America which license the MMR and those which license single vaccinations for mumps, measles and rubella.
(149345)
116  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department received the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's review of the abstract presented to the American Association of Immunologists and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology meeting in San Francisco in 1998 by Dr. V. K. Singh on autism and the MMR vaccine; and what the conclusions of this review were.
(149343)
117  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 430W, on MMR vaccine, which measles and mumps vaccines meet the specifications of the extant licences for those vaccines; and under what circumstances those vaccines can be imported.
(149362)
118  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149265)
119  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149243)
120  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses have been in training in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(149350)
121  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each NHS trust has paid for the cost of borrowing in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(149348)
122  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the expenditure on mental health services as a proportion of total NHS spending in each year since 1988-89; and if he will make a statement.
(149347)
123  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average qualified nurse to patient ratio was in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region; and if he will make a statement.
(149351)
124  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patient contacts there were with district nurses in each year since 1989-90; and if he will make a statement.
(149349)
125  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, following the publication of 'Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation and the developing National Service Framework for older People' what priority will be accorded in (a) his Department's policy research and (b) the NHS Research and Development Programme to deal with strokes; and if he will make a statement.
(149770)
126  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, columns 532-6W, on strokes, if he will indicate which of the stroke research projects listed are still in progress; and how much money was committed in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 for each one.
(149784)
127  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) the amount and (b) the purpose of each specific grant allocation made to Warrington Hospital since 1997.
(149485)
128  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mechanisms he is putting in place to facilitate the recruitment of the overseas doctors identified in the NHS plan.
(149805)
129  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support and assistance he will be providing to assist overseas doctors in completing the required professional and language tests to enable them to register in this country as part of his proposal to recruit overseas doctors under the NHS plan.
(149804)
130  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the incidence of (a) autism and (b) Crohn's disease amongst children aged (i) 18 months and (ii) three years in (1) 1987, (2) April 1992 and (3) April 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(149626)
131  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he next plans to meet the Stewart Committee on mobile phone safety; and what new studies he has asked the Committee to undertake.
(149519)
132  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospitals which do not offer permanent posts to enrolled nurses.
(148437)
133  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Air Ambulance services are provided in England; and how each of them are funded.
(149781)
134  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about provision of Air Ambulance services during the last 12 months.
(149782)
135  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the provision of Air Ambulance services within the NHS.
(149783)
136  
  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times have been over the last year to see an NHS psychiatric counsellor in (a) London, (b) Surrey and (c) Devon.
(149610)
137  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the allocation per weighted head of population for the North Staffordshire Health Authority for each year from 1996-97 to date.
(149638)
138  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources were allocated for cancer care for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01.
(149746)
139  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will calculate the level of NHS statutory funding for hospices in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of total hospice operational costs the statutory funding covered in each of the last 10 years.
(149608)
140  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of extra NHS funding for the period 2001-02 relative to the previous year is dedicated to special palliative services and hospice care.
(149607)
141  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the current level of NHS statutory funding for hospices; and if he will make a statement.
(149609)
142  
N  
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will announce the improvements he plans to make to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
(149217)
143  
N  
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the average length of time taken by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to process compensation awards.
(149218)
144  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who acted as referees in the application for naturalisation submitted in 1998 by S. P. Hinduja.
(149592)
145  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female prison inmates in category (i) A, (ii) B , (iii) C and (iv) D, were being held in prisons in England and Wales on 1st January.
(149620)
146  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were serving a life prison sentence for murder in England and Wales on 1st January.
(149619)
147  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women are being held in prisons in England and Wales awaiting deportation from the UK.
(149621)
148  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149247)
149  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149256)
150  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy for a record note to be kept of representations made by Ministers about an individual application for naturalisation.
(149579)
151  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what level within his Department an application for naturalisation is normally determined.
(149578)
152  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what level within his Department authority can be given for an application for naturalisation to be treated other than in date order of receipt (a) in respect of initial consideration and (b) during subsequent stages of the process.
(149576)
153  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to issue guidance notes in languages other than English to assist applicants to complete a statement of evidence form to support a claim for asylum.
(149569)
154  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for naturalisation (a) he has determined personally and (b) have been determined personally by other Ministers in his Department (i) in total since 2nd May 1997 and (ii) in (1) 1997, (2) 1998, (3) 1999 and (4) 2000.
(149572)
155  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what level in his Department discretion can be exercised to treat an application for naturalisation other than in date of receipt order.
(149577)
156  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy that a note recording the interest of (a) a Minister and (b) an honourable Member in an individual application for naturalisation should be placed on the relevant case file.
(149573)
157  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce the outcome of his review of the voucher scheme for asylum seekers.
(149570)
158  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria govern whether an application for naturalisation is referred for personal determination by (a) the Secretary of State and (b) a Minister.
(149574)
159  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement setting out the reasons for the difference between the number of asylum appeals (a) received by his Department and (b) referred by his Department to the Immigration Appellate Authority during 2000.
(149571)
160  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the residence requirements are with which an applicant for naturalisation is expected to comply; what is the legal basis for these requirements; and if he will make a statement.
(149575)
161  
  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to send the result of the decisions on (a) asylum for Mr M. (HO Ref: RV181199167)) and (b) Mr A. (Home Office Ref: A522615).
(149758)
162  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will end the use of Winchester Prison to house asylum seekers.
(149520)
163  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to issue new guidelines to spray paint manufacturers and retailers to encourage them to minimise sales to minors who intend to use the spray for graffiti.
(149603)
164  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of (a) violent crime, (b) theft of vehicles, (c) thefts from vehicles, (d) house burglaries and (e) vandalism was in Cheshire in each year from 1997 to 2000.
(149662)
165  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the measures on alcohol related crime contained in the Criminal Justice and Policing Bill will apply to licensed bars in private sports clubs; and if he will make a statement on police powers of enforcement in such cases.
(149586)
166  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received from the British High Commissioner in Islamabad about the effects of the recent earthquake which affected Pakistan.
(149624)
167  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what requests for assistance she has received from the Pakistan Government following the recent earthquake.
(149622)
168  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK about the effects of the recent earthquake; and if she will make a statement about the loss of life and damage suffered by Pakistan.
(149623)
169  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in her Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149270)
170  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many press releases were issued by her Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what her estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149255)
171  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of President Bush's reinstatement of restrictions on US international family planning aid.
(149613)
172  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he proposes to take action to ensure that full details of this year's Schedules from Public Record Act Instruments of Extended Retention and Closure are accessible to (a) honourable Members and (b) the public.
(149635)
173  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) men and (b) women were serving a life prison sentence for murder in Northern Ireland on 1st January.
(149625)
174  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149267)
175  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149245)
176  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions Ministers have submitted cases to him in line with paragraph 109 of the Ministerial Code.
(149612)
177  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149240)
178  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149262)
179  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many visits are made per day on average by visiting medical practitioners who assess benefit applications.
(149744)
180  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of this season's winter fuel payments were not issued by (a) Christmas 2000 and (b) February 2001.
(149667)
181  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149246)
182  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149268)
183  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, under what circumstances he will review the regulations surrounding frozen pensions for British citizens who have moved outside the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(149629)
184  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of abolishing the regulations associated with freezing pensions for British citizens who have moved outside the United Kingdom.
(149628)
185  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people (a) are eligible to claim and (b) claim the minimum income guarantee in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland.
(149591)
186  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if all payments for the winter fuel allowance have been paid; and if he will make a statement.
(149479)
187  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the meetings the Right honourable Member for Hartlepool, as Secretary of State for Trade Industry, and his officials had with representatives of British Aerospace and GEC Marconi to discuss (a) their joint sponsorship of the Mind Zone at the Millennium Dome and (b) their merger.
(149477)
188  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons he turned down the advice of the Director General of the Office of Fair Trading when reaching a decision on the merger of British Aerospace and GEC Marconi.
(149481)
189  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if (a) the Right honourable Member for Hartlepool, (b) officials at his Department and (c) representatives of British Aerospace and GEC Marconi, informed him of the joint sponsorship by British Aerospace and GEC Marconi of the Mind Zone at the Millennium Dome before he approved the merger of the two companies.
(149478)
190  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits to business and the wider economic implications of privatising industrial injuries benefit.
(149600)
191  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assurances have been sought from Nissan, in agreeing future industrial assistance, about the UK content of cars produced at Sunderland.
(149602)
192  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage UK content of cars produced by Nissan at Sunderland is; and what the UK content will be following the group of industrial assistance.
(149601)
193  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the process of removing redundant off-shore wind platforms.
(149483)
194  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his most recent estimate is of the cost per kilowatt hour of electricity generated from (a) off-shore wind and (b) on-shore wind, using a standard 6 per cent. discount rate.
(149482)
195  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many ex-miners from (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster claiming compensation for chronic bronchitis and emphysema have died before their claims were fully processed.
(149631)
196  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what percentage of garages sell low sulphur fuel (a) nationally, (b) in the North West and (c) in Wales.
(149565)
197  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149244)
198  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149266)
199  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the reasons were for the dismissal from BNFL last year of (a) Mr John Taylor, (b) Mr Ross Chiese, (c) Mr David Coulston, (d) Mr Roger Leek and (e) the non-executive directors; and what compensation terms they received.
(149633)
200  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who the employer was of the quality control official at Sellafield who first detected the falsification of quality control data at the MDF plant at Sellafield.
(149632)
201  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will publish a draft order under section 59(1) of the Utilities Act 2000 relating to the provision in section 27A(8) and (9) of the Electricity Act 1989.
(149661)
202  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his target is for processing Standard Individual Export Licence applications; and how actual performance compared to these targets in the last eight quarterly periods for which figures are available.
(149634)
203  
N  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursant to his Answer of 17th January, Official Report, columns 234-5W, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Post Office Chief Executive's answer to his letter of 17th November 2000.
(149219)
204  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Universal Bank will be available to people who hold a bank account.
(149658)
205  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the arrangements established to transfer the steel industry to private ownership contained provisions that excluded the new owners from liability to implement the decontamination of contaminated areas of steel plant sites.
(149660)
206  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his oral statement of 1st February, Official Report, column 458, on the steel industry, what powers he will use to require Corus to pay the costs of the clean-up of the sites affected by its decision to close plants.
(149760)
207  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he intends to publish and respond to the report of the inquiry commissioned by his Department from Edinburgh University into housing blight due to abandoned mineshafts.
(149639)
208  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many credits have been supplied by the Export Credits Guarantee Department for (a) renewable energy projects, (b) demand site energy efficiency projects and (c) civil nuclear projects, including nuclear fuel cycle projects, in each of the last 10 years; what the (i) value and (ii) use of each credit was; when each was supplied; and when the work was completed.
(149614)
209  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many press releases were issued by his Department in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; how many have been issued in the current financial year; and what his estimate is of the total number for the current financial year.
(149241)
210  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail.
(149263)
211  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he estimates the volume of Northern Ireland aggregate production lost to quarries in the Republic of Ireland will be as a result of the aggregates levy; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (149636)
212  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in the price of aggregates in Northern Ireland following the imposition of the aggregates levy; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (149637)
213  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what factors were taken into consideration in deciding the level of central grant allocation for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service for 2001-2; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (149627)
214  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the Law Society about changes in practice with respect to the photocopying of death certificates; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (149749)


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