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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 9 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 9 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what communications with the Agriculture departments of other EU member states his Department (a) has had and (b) plans to have to pass on the UK's environmental experience and good practice of large-scale culling and incineration of cattle liable to be infected with BSE.
(150011)
2  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what changes he plans to make in the UK standards for the disposal of animal carcasses suspected of harbouring the BSE agent as a result of recent large- scale slaughter of possible BSE infected cattle in other EU member states.
(150012)
3  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the companies that have tendered in the last three years for government contracts for rendering beef, indicating which of them are associated or connected with each other.
[R] (149686)
4  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he proposes to introduce a retirement scheme for owner occupiers and tenant farmers; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (149688)
5  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the progress of the European Commission case against France in relation to the French ban on the import of British beef.
[R] (149687)
6  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if, during this financial year, he proposes to draw down the full agromonetary compensation to which the UK agricultural industry is entitled.
[R] (149689)
7  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton and Ripon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the cost to the United Kingdom feed manufacturing industry of a ban on the use of fishmeal in feeds for cattle and sheep.
(149653)
8  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton and Ripon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if it is his intention to seek a derogation for the United Kingdom from EU proposals banning the use of fishmeal in feeds for cattle and sheep.
(149654)
9  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many people in Pendle have benefited from the pet travel scheme since its inception; and if he will make a statement.
(149921)
10  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to complete a review of the inclusion of the USA and Canada in the reformed quarantine regulations for pets.
(149999)
11  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the total expenditure on improving flood defences in the Soar Valley since the Easter 1998 floods.
(149998)
12  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the total value to Leicestershire farmers of CAP payments for the most recent year for which figures are available.
(149987)
13  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of agricultural land in Leicestershire is subject to set-aside; and what the annual cost was to public funds of the set-aside in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(149986)
14  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the total value to Leicestershire farmers of all public funding made available to them for the most recent year for which figures are available.
(149988)
15  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much has been spent by the Environment Agency on improving the flood defences in (a) Leicestershire and (b) the Soar Valley since Easter 1998.
(149997)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he made to the National Gallery regarding the content of the 'Seeing Salvation' exhibition.
(149697)
17  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the levels of spending on (a) library services and (b) leisure services per head of population in (i) Staffordshire and (ii) each other county of England (1) in the current year and (2) in each of the last three years.
(150018)
18  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997.
(149861)
19  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the value to date of National Lottery grant applications made by organisations in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the London Borough of Redbridge; how many Lottery grant applications have been made by organisations in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the London Borough of Redbridge; and how many Lottery grant applications in Chingford and Woodford Green have been approved.
(149826)
20  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been paid out in grants, from Lottery funds, to the (a) London Borough of Waltham Forest and (b) London Borough of Redbridge in (i) cash terms and (ii) as a percentage of the London total.
(149825)
21  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement.
(149911)
22  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what grants his Department has made to organisations in the Vale of Clwyd since the general election.
(149786)
23  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what checks are carried out on (a) batches of depleted uranium raw material and finished ammunition and (b) imported ammunition.
(150081)
24  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what checks are undertaken to ensure that depleted uranium used for ammunition manufacture is not contaminated with other radioactive materials.
(150080)
25  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK's defence industries of the decision of Corus plc to restructure its steel production.
(149878)
26  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to extend the use of HMS Gannet for anti-submarine warfare beyond April 2002.
(149852)
27  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made in securing an alternative MoD use for the site of HMS Gannet when it ceases to operate on anti-submarine warfare function in 2002.
(149853)
28  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will consider the availability of adjacent sites to HMS Gannet in his assessment of its alternative future use by his Department.
(149854)
29  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the increase in the productivity of higher education teaching staff since 1997.
(149922)
30  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on his Department's decision to exclude positions occupied by supply teachers on a 12 month contract from the definition of teacher vacancies for the purposes of form 618G.
(149819)
31  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the percentage of higher education students (a) in England and (b) from North Somerset who discontinued their studies citing financial hardship/debt as the main reason in each of the past five years.
(149902)
32  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much money the Government estimates it has saved by abolishing the maintenance grant and introducing tuition fee contributions in higher education; and if he will make a statement.
(149924)
33  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people (i) in England and (ii) from North Somerset (a) entered and (b) completed higher education courses in each of the past five years.
(149901)
34  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    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 Tooting, Wandsworth parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997 on this constituency.
(149865)
35  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton and Ripon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he intends to publish the benchmark information for secondary modern schools intended to assist the evaluation of their work and be available to Ofsted inspectors.
(149652)
36  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average salary increase was for (a) university vice-chancellors and principals and (b) university academic and academic-related staff in (i) 2000-01, (ii) 1999-2000, (iii) 1998-99, (iv) 1997-98 and (v) 1996-97; and if he will make a statement.
(149877)
37  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement.
(149912)
38  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what additional standard spending assessment for Leicestershire would be required were it funded at the average for English counties for (a) primary and (b) secondary pupils based on the SSA for 2001-02.
(149985)
39  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what funding is available for the education of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome; and if he will make a statement.
(149683)
40  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what criteria were used to determine the size of the grant given to Gloucestershire, as part of the package to fund teachers' pay awards; and if he will make a statement.
(149680)
41  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what monitoring he has carried out of the responses of the Council of the University of Liverpool to the Royal Liverpool Children's Inquiry; and what assessment he has made of the ability of the Council of the University of Liverpool to investigate the matter and take disciplinary action where appropriate.
(149874)
42  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many of the additional 20,000 full-time equivalent classroom assistants which the Government has funded were recruited in 1999-2000; what his projection is for recruitment levels in 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(149880)
43  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the environmental benefits and disbenefits of using different fuels to incinerate animal waste.
(150007)
44  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January, Official Report, column 372W, on eligibility criteria for the Powershift programme, what meetings Ministers in his Department have had over the past 12 months with vehicle manufacturers to encourage them to manufacture production line gas vehicles; what other measures his Department has taken in pursuit of his objective; and what the response has been from the vehicle manufacturers.
(150000)
45  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if a regulatory impact assessment will be undertaken before new standards and controls are introduced in respect of emissions from (a) incinerators of animal waste and (b) pet crematoria.
(150010)
46  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what communications his Department has had with National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Services Ltd concerning the development of UK standards for emissions from small incinerators of animal waste, in the context of the European Union Waste Incineration Directive and proposed Animal Waste Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(150008)
47  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to ensure the pet crematoria industry is not economically damaged by EU measures.
(150009)
48  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his plans to control leylandii hedges and the proposed timetable for their implementation.
(150070)
49  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will introduce mandatory training for all drivers of emergency vehicles; what the minimum training requirements will be; and if he will make a statement.
(149691)
50  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the levels of spending on highways per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years.
(150017)
51  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the levels of spending on strategic planning per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years.
(150016)
52  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to (a) clarify and (b) amend the rules by which application dates are determined in planning cases.
(150005)
53  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the rules by which an application date is determined following pre-application discussions in planning cases.
(150006)
54  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the scope that planning officers have for interpreting the provisions relating to guideline areas without the permission of elected representatives.
(150027)
55  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to give objectors in planning cases non-judicial alternative forms of appeal.
(149903)
56  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to reduce the number of signatures required for a petition in planning cases in low density areas.
(150019)
57  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will (a) allow objectors to apply for costs when participating in planning appeals and (b) increase and standardise the timescale for objections to be submitted in planning cases.
(1500l29)
58  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will require local authorities to place a time limit on pre-application discussions between planning officers and applicants or their representatives.
(150024)
59  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to provide a bias in favour of conservation in future planning legislation.
(150026)
60  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to (a) prevent planning committees being held in holiday periods and (b) permit objectors to make closing statements at planning appeals.
(150020)
61  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will codify the rules on pre and post application discussions between planning officers and applicants or their representatives.
(150025)
62  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much money was allocated to local authorities for road maintenance in each of the past five years in (a) North Somerset and (b) England.
(150069)
63  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what monitoring his Department carries out of local authorities in their provision of best value regarding road maintenance; and if he will make a statement.
(150028)
64  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997.
(149866)
65  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out carbon dioxide emission projection figures for (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, (d) 2004, (e) 2005, (f) 2006, (g) 2007, (h) 2008 and (i) 2009 on the same basis used for the preparation of figures for Table 1 in Section 2, Chapter 1 of the final Climate Change Programme, Cm 4913.
(149872)
66  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reason the figures relating to carbon dioxide emissions and carbon dioxide emission projections in Table 1 of Section 2, Chapter 1 of the final Climate Change Programme Cm 4913 differ from those in Table 1 of Section 2, Chapter 1 of the Draft Climate Change Programme.
(149869)
67  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received concerning his Department's decision to permit building on the flood plain at Arlesey, Bedfordshire.
(149879)
68  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the outline proposals for the safety study of the A66 were presented to the regional planning authorities; when each planning body gave its approval; and when the study commenced.
(149816)
69  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will have complete road accident figures for all highways for the year 2000.
(149813)
70  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how long he expects the regional planning bodies to take in considering the safety study of the A66.
(149815)
71  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which regional planning conference needs to give its endorsement to the Temple Sowerby bypass before it can proceed.
(149814)
72  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he announced that there would be a safety study into the A66.
(149817)
73  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the official engagements of his Minister of State, the Right honourable Member for Oldham West and Royton, for Monday 5th February indicating, for each event, the time it commenced and the constituency in which it took place.
(149812)
74  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress he has made in the negotiations with the United States on air liberalisation.
(149855)
75  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient personnel available in NATS to maintain necessary service levels while training occurs for the new en route centre at Swanwick.
(149849)
76  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what consideration he is giving to selecting a strategic partner for the PPP for NATS on the basis of not for commercial profit.
(149848)
77  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement.
(149909)
78  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the A6 bus lane in Loughborough since its introduction.
(150021)
79  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what provision he has made for housing of people aged 16 to 18 years in England.
(149787)
80  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the Government's policy is on the proposals by Central Railways for a new direct freight line to Europe from the North West; if he will publish the advice that he has received from the Strategic Rail Authority on this matter; and what discussions have taken place with Central Railways about the proposed line.
(149840)
81  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting, Wandsworth parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997 on this constituency.
(149868)
82  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the policy of the Inland Revenue is with respect to those claimants of tax credits who state that they are being paid less than the hourly minimum wage.
(149798)
83  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost would be to the Exchequer of increasing the basic state pension to £90 for a single person and £135 for a couple; and what consequent increases there would be in receipts of (a) direct and (b) indirect tax revenue.
(149487)
84  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has commissioned on the effect of (a) GDP and (b) tax revenue of age discrimination in employment.
(149488)
85  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what would be the estimated effect on (a) GDP, (b) tax revenue and (c) savings in benefits if persons in the age groups (i) 45 to 49, (ii) 50 to 54, (iii) 55 to 59, (iv) 60 to 65, (v) 65 to 70 and (vi) over 70 years had the same employment rates as those in the age group 40 to 45 years.
(149489)
86  
  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many firms paying working families tax credits to their employees the payment of credits exceeds the amount they collect in national insurance and income tax; and how many employees in these companies receive the working families tax credit.
(149858)
87  
  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the administrative costs of implementing the working families tax credit to (a) businesses and (b) the Treasury.
(149859)
88  
  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate was made of the costs of administering the working families tax credit within the Inland Revenue.
(149860)
89  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) widows and (b) widowers with care of their children are in receipt of the working families tax credit.
(149856)
90  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will seek to extend the lower rate of VAT to include repairs to listed buildings in addition to historic places of worship; and if he will make a statement.
(149763)
91  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the prospects for the reunification of Korea.
(149906)
92  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the implementation of the Joint Declaration between North and South Korea.
(149907)
93  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the prospects for bilateral links between the UK and North Korea.
(149908)
94  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions since he became Minister for Europe the honourable Member for Leicester East has visited India; and how many of these visits were (a) on Government business and (b) at the expense of the Hindujas or one of their companies or foundations.
(149829)
95  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department implements the Joint Entry Clearance Unit's advice to entry clearance officers that an applicant for entry clearance should be advised of the possibility of a human rights appeal only if he or she is insistent that his or her human rights have been breached.
(149530)
96  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide a monthly breakdown, by entry clearance post, of the number of family visit visa refusals in relation to which (a) an appeal has been received, (b) the refusal has been overturned by an entry clearance manager after receipt of an appeal, (c) an appeal has been despatched, (d) entry clearance has been issued prior to the outcome of an appeal, (e) an appeal has been allowed and notified to the post and (f) an appeal has been dismissed and notified to the post, since October 2000.
(149531)
97  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what has been the total cost to his Department of collecting and refunding family visit appeal fees since 2nd October 2000.
(149532)
98  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide a breakdown, by entry clearance post, of the number of family visit visa applications (a) received, (b) determined, (c) allowed and (d) refused in each month since 2nd October 2000.
(149533)
99  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress made by the EU in setting up consultation and co-operation links between the EU and (a) NATO's non-EU members, (b) other countries which are candidates for accession to the EU and (c) other prospective partners in EU-led crisis management.
(149796)
100  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the US Adminstration on the further development of the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy.
(149793)
101  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress made in setting up modalities for full consultation, co-operation and transparency between the EU and NATO.
(149795)
102  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with other Government departments on (a) the missile threat to Europe and (b) the US Government's preparations to pursue National Missile Defence.
(149794)
103  
  
Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the European Union is required to abide by the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Directive when it takes over as the new employer of the Western European Union staff.
(149899)
104  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from the United States Government about conflict diamonds; and if he will make a statement.
(149990)
105  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact on dealing in illegal diamonds in Sierra Leone of his initiatives on conflict diamonds.
(149989)
106  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to hold discussions with the new Israeli Government; and if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
(149656)
107  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the redevelopment of Oxted Hospital to commence; and if he will make a statement.
(149698)
108  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish a discussion document on the reorganisation of cardio-thoracic transplant services.
(149672)
109  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements he is making for public consultation on the reorganisation of cardio-thoracic transplant services.
(149671)
110  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 217W, on fluoride, if he will list the research upon which he bases his conclusion; what research he has evaluated which suggests that calcium fluoride is better for dental health than sodium fluoride; if he keeps this situation under constant review; how much money his Department has spent on research into the impact on dental health of (a) calcium fluoride and (b) sodium fluoride in each of the last 30 years; and if he will make a statement.
(149762)
111  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress he has made to enable produce reared and processed only within the UK prominently to be advertised as such.
[R] (149690)
112  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting for hospital treatment in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area in (a) the latest month for which figures are available and (b) the previous month.
(149695)
113  
  
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg and Goole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken following the discovery of spinal cord in imported beef from other EU countries.
(149915)
114  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997.
(149863)
115  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's most recent guidance is regarding use of insulin pumps.
(149845)
116  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the final version of the national minimum standards for homes for older people; and if he will make a statement on the consultation process, including who was consulted, in formulating compensatory quality standards contained in the final version.
(149843)
117  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health authorities provide funding for insulin pump therapy.
(149844)
118  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many compulsory admissions there were to hospital in England and Wales in each year between 1990 and 2000 under the powers in the Mental Health Act 1983.
(150003)
119  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason NHS hospital trusts have to obtain his permission before they can tell members of the public how many adult and children's organs are being retained in their hospitals.
(149821)
120  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will tell NHS hospitals trusts the form in which he will require them to set out for public information the numbers of adult and children's organs which are being retained in their hospitals.
(149820)
121  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason NHS hospital trusts have been told that they can inform the public about how many adult and children's organs are retained in their hospitals only in a form that he approves.
(149823)
122  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the reasons why NHS hospital trusts have been prevented from telling members of the public how many adult and children's organs they have retained in their hospitals.
(149824)
123  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will appoint counsellors to support members of the public who may be distraught after not being given information, on his guidance, by NHS hospital trusts on how many adult and childrens organs are being held by their hospitals.
(149818)
124  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what means NHS hospital trusts are required to obtain his permission to tell members of the public how many adult and children's organs are being retained in their hospitals.
(149822)
125  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made on the completion of the new Loughborough General Hospital.
(149982)
126  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of hospital beds in Leicestershire.
(149981)
127  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of the walk-in centre at Loughborough General Hospital on general practitioners.
(149978)
128  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients were treated in Leicestershire in each year between 1992-93 and the most recent year for which figures are available.
(149979)
129  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding would be received by Leicestershire Health Authority were it funded at 100 per cent. of its weighted capitation.
(149984)
130  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average level of increase was in percentage terms for health authorities between 1992-93 and 2000-01; and what has been the percentage increase for Leicestershire Health Authority.
(149983)
131  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available in Leicestershire Health Authority in each year between 1987-88 and the most recent year for which figures are available.
(149980)
132  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were registered in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, with general practitioner practices in the Leicestershire Health Authority Area; and what proportion of patients are of pensionable age in each case.
(149994)
133  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much additional capital has been allocated to the Trent region as part of the national bidding process; and how much each NHS trust has obtained through that process for each national priority scheme in the current financial year.
(149993)
134  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the difference in cost between primary health groups and primary health trusts; if their funding will come from local health authority budgets; and if he will make a statement.
(149679)
135  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to amend the Residential Homes Act 1984 to allow under 18-year-olds with Prader-Willi Syndrome to enter such homes; and if he will make a statement.
(149685)
136  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is given to NHS staff in (a) the cleanliness of hospitals and (b) preventing infections; and if he will make a statement.
(149764)
137  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and adolescents are waiting for treatment for mental health problems in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(149675)
138  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency calls for ambulances were received (a) nationally, (b) in each shire county and (c) in Gloucestershire in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(149676)
139  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which services hospital managers are (a) permitted and (b) not permitted to contract out to private companies; and if he will make a statement.
(149674)
140  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training doctors receive in diagnosing and treating people with Prader-Willi Syndrome; and if he will make a statement.
(149673)
141  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with health authorities about the diagnosis and treatment of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome; what NHS funding is available for the diagnosis and treatment of such children; and if he will make a statement.
(149684)
142  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the sickness levels are in the ambulance service in (a) the UK, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) all shire counties; and if he will make a statement.
(149677)
143  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the recommended response times of ambulances to different categories of emergency calls; and if he will make a statement.
(149678)
144  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on fire services per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years.
(150014)
145  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member for Putney will receive a reply to his letter of 14th November on behalf of his constituent Mr Juricic (Ref. J252287).
(148438)
146  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997.
(149862)
147  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the amount (a) spent, (b) claimed and (c) allocated to the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the London Borough of Redbridge in respect of expenditure on asylum seekers in (i) 1998-99 and (ii) 1999-2000.
(149828)
148  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were residing in the (a) London Borough of Waltham Forest and (b) London Borough of Redbridge (i) in May 1997 and (ii) on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(149827)
149  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the conclusions were of the ministerial review of family visit appeals conducted between 20th November 2000 and 11th January 2001; and if he will place a report of the review team's findings in the Library.
(149534)
150  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the net income from fees for family visit appeals since 2nd October 2000; and what proportion of this net income relates to appeals which are outstanding.
(149535)
151  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the total cost to his Department of administering family visit appeal fees since 2nd October 2000.
(149536)
152  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the anticipated net annual income is from family visit appeal fees.
(149537)
153  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the anticipated cost is to his and other departments of collecting and refunding family visit appeal fees.
(149538)
154  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have exercised a human rights appeal under section 65 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 against decisions refusing entry clearance; and, of that number, how many applied for entry as a family visitor.
(149529)
155  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners (a) were in category B prisons, (b) escaped from category B prisons and (c) absconded from category B prisons in each year between 1990 and 2000.
(149916)
156  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what criteria the applications of asylum-seekers are judged by the Government; and if he will list them.
(149919)
157  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what means the United Kingdom Government ensures the welfare of asylum-seekers that are not permanently admitted into the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(149918)
158  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the process by which decisions are made on the applications of asylum-seekers in the United Kingdom, including the reference to the officials who are responsible for the decisions.
(149920)
159  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis an individual asylum-seeker is judged to be (a) an economic migrant and (b) a refugee.
(149917)
160  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement.
(149910)
161  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in post in Leicestershire Police Authority in each year between 1996-97 and the last year for which figures are available.
(150023)
162  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners who suffer from mental health problems; what services are available to help them; what funding is provided for their treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(149681)
163  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on crime figures for the Vale of Clwyd in the last 12 months.
(149790)
164  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what grants his Department has made towards CCTV coverage in the Vale of Clwyd in each of the last four years.
(149789)
165  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people died in house fires in each region in the United Kingdom in each of the last 20 years.
(149791)
166  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the race equality employment strategy of his Department.
(149837)
167  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce the constituency spending limits which would apply in the event of a General Election in (a) April and (b) May of this year.
(149655)
168  
  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps have been taken to implement commitments under the UN Desertification Convention.
(149857)
169  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement about the Brahimi Report.
(149875)
170  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost was of the alterations carried out over the last two years to the Justices Chief Executives Unit at Liskeard, Cornwall; and what further costs are planned.
[R] (149694)
171  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what action he proposes to take where magistrates' courts are closed before an appeal against closure is concluded.
[R] (149693)
172  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will (a) make a statement on progress of his review of judges' lodgings and (b) publish the report when it is completed.
(150001)
173  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to her Answers of 1st February, Official Report, column 299W, and 29th January, Official Report, column 71W, on entertainment expenses, if the Lord Chancellor was the only Government Minister who spoke at the function; and if she will place a copy of the invitation to that function in the Library.
(149831)
174  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on how many occasions during his tenure as Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, the honourable Member for Leicester East visited India; and how many of these visits were (a) on Government business and (b) at the expense of the Hindujas or one of their companies or foundations.
(149830)
175  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will provide a monthly breakdown of the number of family visit appeals (a) determined, (b) allowed and (c) dismissed by the Immigration Appellate Authority (i) at an oral hearing and (ii) on the papers only since 2nd October 2000.
(149527)
176  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many family visit appeals the Immigration Appellate Authority plans to deal with (a) at an oral hearing and (b) on the papers only in the financial year 2001-02.
(149540)
177  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) oral and (b) paper-only family visit appeals have been received by the Immigration Appellate Authority since 2nd October 2000 in which the Immigration Advisory Service has been identified as representing the appellant.
(149539)
178  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what average time is taken by the Immigration Appellate Authority to determine (a) an asylum appeal and (b) a non-asylum immigration appeal.
(149525)
179  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will provide a monthly breakdown of the number of (a) oral and (b) paper-only family visit appeals received by the Immigration Appellate Authority since 2nd October 2000.
(149526)
180  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many certificates confirming the grant of controlled legal representation have been lodged with the Immigration Appellate Authorities since (a) 1st April and (b) October 2000; and how many certificates lodged since 2nd October 2000 relate to a family visit appeal.
(149528)
181  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the President of the Council, what representations she has received from the Government of Bermuda about proposed constitutional changes; and if she will make a statement.
(149996)
182  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on how he establishes good practice among medical practitioners who assess benefit claims.
(149767)
183  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the criteria used by decision makers at the Benefits Agency when their examining medical practitioner's report is at odds with reports submitted by a claimant's GP.
(149768)
184  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the training given to medical practitioners (a) before and (b) after they are employed to assess benefit claims.
(149766)
185  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the methods of recourse benefit claimants have if they wish to challenge (a) factual material and (b) medical matters in a visiting practitioner's report.
(149765)
186  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997.
(149864)
187  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the policy of the Benefits Agency is with respect to claimants of means tested benefits who state that they are being paid less than the hourly minimum wage.
(149797)
188  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many parents with care who are eligible for maintenance payments through the Child Support Agency receive the working families tax credit.
(149850)
189  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many parents with care in receipt of maintenance payments through the Child Support Agency are non-resident parents who are liable to pay maintenance for children of previous relationships.
(149851)
190  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement.
(149905)
191  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people from Leicestershire have contacted the Minimum Income Guarantee Helpline since the new advertising campaign began; and how many people are in receipt of the minimum income guarantee for the first time as a result of returning a completed application form.
(149995)
192  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what directions he gives to benefits agencies about the provision of disabled living allowance to people suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome; and if he will make a statement.
(149682)
193  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many CSA compensation claims have been made; how many and what percentage of these claims were instigated by (a) the CSA on behalf of their clients and (b) the clients directly; and what was the average amount of compensation paid in the cases brought by (i) the CSA on behalf of their client and (ii) the clients directly.
(149792)
194  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) grants and (b) loans were (i) awarded and (ii) refused to benefit claimants in Wales in each of the last three years.
(149788)
195  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claimants receive lifetime awards of disability living allowance; and how many of them receive ongoing assistance from Motability.
(149836)
196  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what measures he is taking to ensure maximum take-up of the winter fuel payment for men aged 60 to 65 years.
(149842)
197  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 502W, on benefit fraud, when he expects to be able to provide estimates of housing benefit fraud detected, expressed as a proportion of housing benefit expenditure for each local authority for 1999-2000.
(149651)
198  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, from what date applications can be lodged for the higher rate mobility component for children aged three and four years; and who is entitled to this benefit from 9th April.
(149914)
199  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Solicitor General, when he proposes to conduct another survey into the morale of the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will place details of the survey in the Library.
[R] (149692)
200  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much in the form of export credit guarantees has been made available for each year since 1992 to (a) the Hinduja Group and (b) subsidiaries of the Hinduja Group.
(149696)
201  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the levels of spending on consumer protection per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years.
(150013)
202  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1st May 1997.
(149867)
203  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he has received the report of the Office of Fair Trading into the legal and accountancy professions; when he will publish the report; and if he will make a statement.
(150002)
204  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many BNFL (a) non-management employees, (b) managers, (c) senior managers and (d) directors who were granted voluntary severance terms were subsequently re-employed by BNFL as (i) consultants, (ii) contractors and (iii) employees.
(149871)
205  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been paid by BNFL under its voluntary severance terms in each year that the terms have been available.
(149870)
206  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many BNFL (a) non-management employees, (b) managers, (c) senior managers and (d) directors applied for voluntary severance terms in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999 and (iii) 2000; and how many of these applications have been granted.
(149873)
207  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what initiatives embarked upon since May 1997 have benefited Pendle; and if he will make a statement.
(149913)
208  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations he has received about the sale of fireworks; what plans he has to further restrict the sale and use of fireworks; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of current legislation of the control and use of fireworks; and if he will make a statement.
(150022)
209  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action his Department is taking to (a) tackle and (b) raise awareness of the incidence of workplace bullying.
(149992)
210  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his Department's estimate is of the (a) number of working days per year lost as a result of workplace bullying and (b) annual cost to industry of working days so lost.
(149991)
211  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what response his Department has made to the most recent annual report of the Mortgage Code Compliance Board.
(149838)
212  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made by his Department on the publication of the Draft Export Controls Bill.
(149904)
213  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which members of the Hinduja family he has met since 3rd May 1997; where such meetings have taken place; and for what purpose.
(149839)
214  
  
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Girobank contract with Post Office Counters Limited prevents POCL giving better prices to clients wishing to use bill payment services for their customers at Post Office counters.
(149846)
215  
  
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if people who (a) have and (b) do not have a bank account will be able to open the new Post Office-based Universal Bank service account.
(149847)
216  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the National Assembly concerning the future of steel production at Llanwern; and if he will make a statement.
(149923)
217  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan)‹bj536›what advice she has given on the development of the proposed International Criminal Court.
(149841)
218  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the cost to public funds, broken down by Department, of (a) establishing and (b) running the Saville Inquiry up to 31st December 2000.
[Transferred] (149876)
219  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the levels of spending on social services per head of population in (a) Staffordshire and (b) each other county of England (i) in the current year and (ii) in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (150015)


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