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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 12 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 12 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.
 


 
MONDAY 12th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of animals exported live from the UK are exported for slaughter where details of the destination abattoir are required.
(150316)
2  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of animals exported live from the UK are exported under the procedure of further fattening certificates.
(150315)
3  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of animals exported live from the UK undergo an inspection by an independent veterinary inspector.
(150313)
4  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what procedures exist for the inspection of animals exported live from the UK.
(150314)
5  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the outcome was of the review of the civil servants who were criticised in the BSE Inquiry Report.
(150291)
6  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the annual loss of income to commercial fishing resulting from the recreational angling industry's catch under the total allowable catch terms of the Common Fisheries Policy.
(149543)
7  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the annual revenue generated by commercial fishing in the West country in each of the last three years.
(149549)
8  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received calling for the removal of the recreational angling industry from the total allowable catch terms of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement.
(149544)
9  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received from the recreational angling industry on the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement.
(149550)
10  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when his policy and corporate strategy unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150366)
11  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she plans to (a) publish the results of the consultation exercise and (b) announce the Government's policy on the review of the Ombudsman.
(149551)
12  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when her performance and innovation unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150364)
13  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the post of director of policy studies was established; which of the director's reports are in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for him on a full-time basis.
(150365)
14  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the criteria he intends to apply for digital switchover of radio.
(150058)
15  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what incentives the Government makes available to farmers to encourage tourism in the English countryside.
(150131)
16  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what incentives are provided to local residents in rural tourist resorts to encourage them to promote tourism in their town; and to whom these incentives are targeted.
(150093)
17  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money was spent by tourists visiting rural areas of North West England in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(150133)
18  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ask the BBC to publish figures indicating the (a) funding of and (b) audience figures for (i) BBC Choice, (ii) BBC Knowledge and (iii) BBC 24 hours since their inception.
(150213)
19  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what permission was sought by the BBC from his Department in launching (a) BBC Choice, (b) BBC Knowledge and (c) BBC 24 hours.
(150212)
20  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of steel in the production of military goods is sourced from the UK.
(150209)
21  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with Corus plc concerning the sourcing of steel from the UK for military production.
(150208)
22  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures he has taken and representations he has made to ensure the protection of military personnel and their activities in both operational and non-operational mode from prosecution in the proposed International Criminal Court.
(150031)
23  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure the protection of military personnel from prosecution for their activities in both operational and non-operational actitivies in the proposed International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement.
(150032)
24  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the price is of (a) UK and (b) US Navy passive sonarbuoys and (i) UK and (ii) US Navy sonarbuoys; and if he will make a statement.
(150289)
25  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel within the DPA are employed on sonarbuoys procurement; how many DPA personnel have been employed on sonarbuoy procurement for (a) three to five years, (b) five to seven years and (c) greater than seven years; and if he will make a statement.
(150286)
26  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for incorporating an SR3 ASSS capability in (a) RN helicopters and (b) VAV's; and if he will make a statement.
(150287)
27  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he is considering the availability of cost-effective alternatives to depleted uranium munitions; and if he will make a statement.
(150216)
28  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has published explaining the risks associated with using depleted uranium munitions; and if he will make a statement.
(150215)
29  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how interoperability aspects for SR903 are to be managed with (a) US forces and (b) European forces; and if he will make a statement.
(150290)
30  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current procurement strategy for SR903 Active Search Sonarbuoy System; for what reasons this has changed; and if he will make a statement.
(150283)
31  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding has been allocated for the acquisition programme for SR903; when he expects an operational capability to be available; what target was set for SR903 during the re-negotiation of the MRA4 Nimrod programme; and if he will make a statement.
(150288)
32  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether if there were sufficient supplies of Mafloquine or equivalent anti-malarial drugs for members of the Parachute Regiment and other service personnel deployed to Sierra Leone in 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(149885)
33  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department maintains sufficient supplies of anti-malarial and other drugs to provide maximum protection for members of the armed forces who might be deployed at short notice.
(149889)
34  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for children of Far East internees to receive compensation in cases where neither parent is alive.
(150099)
35  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy not to send UK forces into tropical areas if they are not adequately protected against malaria and other tropical diseases.
(150214)
36  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of retrospectively increasing the pensions of those ex-servicemen retiring in a pensions trough; and if he will make a statement.
(149542)
37  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from ex-servicemen affected by the pensions troughs of 1977 and 1991.
(149541)
38  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his policy planners department was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the department on a full-time basis.
(150373)
39  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the capital value of the endowment that would be required to enable higher education institutions to generate an income sufficient to equal the total amount of public funding currently received on an annual basis.
(150105)
40  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of teaching was identified as being (a) satisfactory or better, (b) good or better, (c) very good or better and (d) excellent in Ofsted reports published on (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Leeds LEA in each of the last four years.
(150106)
41  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what information he has collated about the academic achievements and funding per student at (a) Farnham College and (b) Godalming College in the last year for which figures are available; and what the corresponding average figures are for (i) Surrey, (ii) England and (iii) the UK.
(150301)
42  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance has been given to schools on whether the dispensation of emergency contraception to girls under the age of 16 years should be allowed by the sex and relationship education policy of the school.
(150071)
43  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what provisions have been made to allow parents to stipulate that their daughters under the age of 16 years should not be dispensed emergency contraception without parental consent in cases where the school's sex and relationship education policy allows emergency contraception to be dispensed.
(150072)
44  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what payments have been made to (a) Wildcat Corporation and (b) other bodies for consultancy services given in relation to New Deal and the reform of New Deal; and if he will list the subject of each project, the consultancy provider and the fee paid in each case.
(149891)
45  
  
Dr Peter Brand (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many responses to the consultation on National Standards for the Regulation of Day Care and Childminding in England published in July 2000 were received; how many of the responses received were included in the sample considered in the process of reaching the decision not to ban childminders from smoking in front of children in their care; what method was used to select the sample of responses considered in reaching this decision; and how many respondents whose responses were considered in making the assessment (i) opposed the proposal that parents should be allowed to decide whether childminders should be allowed to smoke, (ii) supported the proposal and (iii) neither supported nor opposed the proposal.
(150130)
46  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of (a) teaching and (b) non-teaching staff are covered by national pay scales in each local education authority in England.
(150190)
47  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the total cost of, and proportion of total education budget spent, on employing (a) teaching and (b) non-teaching staff in each local education authority in England in the last financial year.
(150192)
48  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average cost is of employing a teacher in each local education authority in England.
(150193)
49  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what information (a) he and (b) ministers in his Department received on the contents of the Education and Employment Select Committee's report on access to higher education, and the proceedings of the Committee prior to the publication of the report.
(150055)
50  
  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of qualified supply teachers and (b) the number of these that were in post in schools on 17th January for each of the last five years.
(150091)
51  
  
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the future of education.
(150204)
52  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) men and (b) women (i) are serving as panel members in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and (ii) served in this capacity in the 1992 and 1996 Research Assessment Exercises.
(150089)
53  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) men and (b) women (i) are serving as panel chairpersons in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and (ii) served in this capacity in the 1992 and 1996 Research Assessment Exercises.
(150090)
54  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many students in further education colleges in (a) Halton, (b) Cheshire and (c) England and Wales failed to complete their courses in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99 and (iii) 1999-2000.
(150293)
55  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when his policy innovation unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150368)
56  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when his strategy division was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the division on a full-time basis.
(150367)
57  
  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the schools in the Great Yarmouth constituency which have received funding under the New Deal for Schools since May 1997, indicating the sums involved in each case.
(150188)
58  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding has been made available to Railtrack to repair unsafe railway bridge structures in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(150107)
59  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many properties are owned by the Highways Agency in the Hindhead area.
(150303)
60  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to reduce disturbance from aircraft noise in the Waverley area; what representations he has received from the Quieter Skies Campaign with regard to the situation at Gatwick; and if he will make a statement.
(150310)
61  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what information he has collated about accident rates on the A3 in the Hindhead area in the past three years.
(150302)
62  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the UVA consultants' report on the Hindhead A3 tunnel.
(150305)
63  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the Director-General of the National Trust concerning damage to the SSSI in the Hindhead area.
(150304)
64  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 528W, if he will review the operation of planning legislation with particular reference to the rights of objectors.
(150129)
65  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on making public pre-application discussions between planning officers and applicants or their representatives.
(150128)
66  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his policy is on the discussion paper produced by the Environment Directorate of the European Commission on the interface between the Biocidal Products and Cosmetic Products Directives; what timetable has been proposed for consultation on this paper; and if he will place a copy of the paper and the Government's response in the Library.
(148713)
67  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 534W, concerning road traffic accidents, when the information will be available; and if he will supply the information when it becomes available.
(150082)
68  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many lorries used major roads in (a) North West England and (b) Merseyside on the most recent date for which figures are suitable.
(150181)
69  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the change in traffic speed on the trunk road network in the North West of England over the last 12 months.
(150092)
70  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the percentage of householders on Merseyside who own and use (a) a car and (b) more than one car.
(150132)
71  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the average expenditure on cars by households in Merseyside was in (a) 1999 and (b) 2000.
(150094)
72  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, columns 532-33W, if he will quantify the indirect allowance made in the SSA for each fire authority in England for (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(150183)
73  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the value of the area cost adjustment, in calculating the education standard spending assessment, for each local education authority in England.
(150189)
74  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 8th February, Official Report, columns 646-7, how many and what proportion of (a) children of lone parents and (b) children of income support and income based job seeker's allowance claimants are used in the education SSA calculation for local authorities in England.
(150299)
75  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 8th February, Official Report, columns 646-7, which service provision costs are higher in London and the South East than Worcestershire.
(150300)
76  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 8th February, Official Report, columns 646-7, what ethnicity indicator was used in the education SSA calculation, for local authorities in England.
(150298)
77  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what information he received on the contents of the Education and Employment Committee's report on access to higher education, and the proceedings of the Committee prior to the publication of the report.
(150053)
78  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Government's policies to promote (a) cycling and (b) road safety.
(150317)
79  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that transport links support regeneration initiatives.
(149381)
80  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what mechanisms exist to (a) challenge and (b) review the Strategic Rail Authority's definition of the core proposition for rail franchises.
(149496)
81  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if it is his Department's intention that the core proposition for rail franchises should be the level of service once provided by British Rail.
(149498)
82  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what powers the Rail Regulator has in relation to the definition of the core proposition for rail franchises.
(149502)
83  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what mechanisms he uses to safeguard existing levels of rail passenger service during refranchising.
(149382)
84  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on how many occasions officials from Strategic Rail Authority have met representatives from (a) Blackpool Council and (b) Barrow in Furness Council to discuss the Transpennine Express franchise in the last 12 months.
(149383)
85  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what (a) instructions and (b) guidance he has given to the Strategic Rail Authority on the core proposition of the Transpennine Express Franchise.
(149490)
86  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions there have been between the Strategic Rail Authority and (a) the North West Development Agency, (b) the North West Regional Assembly and (c) his Department concerning the refranchising of the Transpennine Express Service.
(149491)
87  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on how many occasions officials from the Strategic Rail Authority have met representatives from (a) Cumbria County Council and (b) South Lakeland District Council to discuss the Transpennine Express refranchising in the last 12 months.
(149492)
88  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will instruct the Strategic Rail Authority to take account of the possible effect on the tourist industry of reducing the level of rail services.
(149493)
89  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what powers he has to order a redefinition of the core proposition for a rail franchise.
(149494)
90  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his Department's definition of the terms (a) large towns and cities, (b) key transport hubs and (b) centres of economic activity is as used by the Strategic Rail Authority in its strategic development objectives.
(149495)
91  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the local transport plan settlement for Blackpool was made on the assumption of maintenance of the current level of rail services to the town.
(149497)
92  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if his Department requires the Strategic Rail Authority to take account of (a) regional development plans, (b) SRB investment, (c) projected future passenger plans and (d) other factors in defining the core propositon for rail franchises.
(149501)
93  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many planning applications for developments involving the loss of green belt land were (a) notified to him and (b) called in for his own decision in each year since 1992.
(150198)
94  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many applications for funding have been made to the South West Regional Development Agency; how many have been approved; how many are awaiting the release of funds for approved projects; and what the average waiting time has been between approval and release of funds.
(149580)
95  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made by (a) his Department and (b) the European Commission on finding an alternative to the Partnership Investment Programme for brownfield developments.
(149581)
96  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the revised guidelines governing the planning process for mobile phone base stations will be published.
(150180)
97  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations have been received in response to his Department's consultation on the scope of possible changes to the planning process for mobile phone base stations.
(150179)
98  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when his policy strategy integration division was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150363)
99  
  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from National Express Limited about their coach services along the North Wales coast; and if he will make a statement.
(150202)
100  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) estimated asset value and (b) estimated liabilities are of Chester Street Holdings; and how they are divided between post and pre-1972 cases.
(150322)
101  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that pre-1972 cases held by Chester Street Holdings are protected; and if he will make a statement.
(150324)
102  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of the bonuses paid to the directors of Chester Street Holdings in each of the last three years.
(150325)
103  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about Chester Street Holdings Ltd, formerly known as Iron Trades Holding Ltd; and if he will make a statement.
(150320)
104  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the distribution of post-and pre-1990 cases is between Chester Street Holdings and Iron Trades Holdings Ltd; and which company has responsibility for pre-1972 cases.
(140323)
105  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons underlying the economic failure of Chester Street Holdings Ltd; and if he will make a statement.
(150321)
106  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January to the honourable Member for Clydesdale, Official Report, columns 42-3 W, on Ecofin, if he will place a copy of the compromise proposal on the excise duties and mineral oils in the Library.
(150061)
107  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the National Insurance Contribution liability was of a self-employed person earning (a) £20,000 and (b) £30,000 in the financal years (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1999-2000 and (iii) 2000-01; and what it will be in 2001-02.
(150049)
108  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 682W, if he will provide a breakdown of the expected merger expenditure of £14 million broken down between (a) redundancy, (b) refurbishment costs, (c) dilapidation and (d) other.
(150187)
109  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he received on the contents of the Education and Employment Committee's report on access to higher education, and the proceedings of the Committee prior to the publication of the report.
(150051)
110  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those items of the programmes run by the Ministry of Defence, Department for Education and Employment, Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which are classified as (a) Government spending and (b) Government investment.
(150185)
111  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 681W, if items described as Government spending can simultaneously be described as Government investment.
(150186)
112  
  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies have taken up the new all employee share ownership scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(150095)
113  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government concerning the continuing forced conversion of Christians to Islam in the Moluccas.
(150203)
114  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he intends to make to the Pakistani authorities over the use of the blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
(150210)
115  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Pakistani authorities concerning the use of blasphemy laws.
(150211)
116  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Indonesian Government about attacks on Christians.
(150103)
117  
  
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 a reduction of North Korean exports of arms.
(150282)
118  
  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the Government supported the provisions in the Treaty of Nice relating to the extension of qualified majority voting.
(150194)
119  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the benefits of sharing premises used as embassies with other EU member states.
(150196)
120  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide details of the current contracts on hold in respect of permitted supplies to Iraq; and for what reason 26 per cent. of goods under agreed oil spares contracts to Iraq have so far been received.
(150195)
121  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his policy planning unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150362)
122  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many organs were offered for donation for each of the last 12 months for which information is available.
(150100)
123  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the reports into untoward incidents involving (a) the disappearance and (b) the deaths of patients receiving care for mental health problems in each health authority for each of the past five years.
(149500)
124  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, by health authority, the number of suicides of patients in community health care trusts in each of the past five years.
(149499)
125  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health authorities have more patients waiting over one year for in-patient treatment now than on 1st May 1997.
(150379)
126  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to tackle inequalities in health services.
(150378)
127  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which health authorities more than one patient in eight who are waiting for in-patient treatment has waited over one year.
(150319)
128  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria will be used to decide whether Manchester, Birmingham or Sheffield will be the fourth transplant centre to remain in operation following the proposed rationalisation of services.
(150073)
129  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 484W, what guidance he has given to schools regarding the potential liability of school staff who dispense emergency contraception to girls under the age of 16 years in the event of medical complications arising as a result of the emergency contraception.
(150085)
130  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to announce a final decision on whether Manchester, Sheffield or Birmingham will be the fourth transplant centre to remain in operation following the proposed rationalisation of services.
(150074)
131  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out for the years (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04 how the £1.4 billion announced in the NHS Plan for services for older people will be allocated; how much will be available through (i) NHS bodies and (ii) personal social services; and of the sums allocated through social services how much is made up of specific grants and how much is SSA.
(150030)
132  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of MMR vaccines his Department is committed to purchasing; and over what period of time.
(150177)
133  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what commitment Her Majesty's Government has made to the WHO on measures to eradicate measles; and what timescale is proposed for achieving its eradication.
(150176)
134  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many outbreaks of e coli there were in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000; how many people were affected in each year; and how many fatalities were linked to these outbreaks.
(150318)
135  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's policies (a) to prevent e coli outbreaks and (b) to ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatment of e coli sufferers.
(150312)
136  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the unit cost of an injection of (a) MMR and (b) each of its constituent vaccines if given separately.
(150096)
137  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many laser treatments took place to correct sight impairment in each health authority in England in each year since 1995.
(150199)
138  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the standard spending assessment allocation for social services and the expenditure are per head of population in Stoke-on-Trent was for each year from 1996-97 to date.
(150182)
139  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been commissioned into the health implications of mobile phone technologies since the publication of the Stewart Report.
(150178)
140  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his strategic planning unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150372)
141  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made on average per police officer for each force area in England in each year since 1990.
(150104)
142  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Putney, of 2nd February, Official Report, column 338W, if he will make it his policy to list applications from Tibetan asylum seekers separately.
(150057)
143  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Metropolitan Police response vehicles have been involved in accidents while attending immediate response calls, broken down by borough, since September 2000.
(150285)
144  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list, on a borough by borough basis, the percentage of immediate calls which were met within the target time for the Metropolitan Police since September 2000.
(150284)
145  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reported offences involving violence there were in Waverley in the past three years; and how many of those involved (a) village shops and (b) post offices.
(150309)
146  
N  
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg and Goole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which persons other than his Department's (a) officials and (b) Ministers are permitted access to the files relating to the applications for naturalisation of SP and GP Hinduja; and what requests he has received from such persons for access to those files.
(150041)
147  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will break down the offences committed within the Hertsmere police division in each year since 1992.
(150050)
148  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been available for duty in the Hertsmere Police division in each year since 1992.
(150048)
149  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 435W, on emergency services (hoax calls), what proportions of (a) 999 calls received by the Metropolitian Police and (b) hoax calls and calls to which a police response was not deemed necessary were made from mobile phones.
(149657)
150  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the practice of detaining asylum seekers in other European countries; what European countries have a policy of the systematic detention of asylum seekers in secure reception centres; and if he will make a statement.
(149547)
151  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the compatability of the systematic detention of asylum seekers coming directly from their country or origin or an unsafe third country with the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees and the 1999 UNHCR Guidelines on Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum Seekers; and if he will make a statement.
(149548)
152  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual per person cost of employing an additional Immigration and Nationality Directorate caseworker is, including training and capital costs.
(149545)
153  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much additional funding in real terms has been allocated for employing Immigration and Nationality Directorate caseworkers in each of the last three years; what additional real terms funding is planned for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(149546)
154  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims have been refused because the applicants did not submit their SEF within the two week deadline.
(150098)
155  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set a target for the length of time the security services take to complete the security check on those applying for settlement in the UK.
(150097)
156  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of naturalisation decisions taken in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 were made within (i) six months, (ii) nine months, (iii) 12 months, (iv)18 months and (v) more than 18 months of the date of receipt of the application.
(150056)
157  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which honourable Members made representations to his Department between 2nd May 1997 and 28th July 1998 in support of relaxing the residence requirement for applicants for naturalisation.
(150040)
158  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many post mortem examinations took place in each year since 1995; and how many of these in each year were undertaken (a) because there was suspicion of criminal activity in the death, (b) because the doctor was unsure of the cause of death, (c) for research purposes and (d) for other specified purposes.
(150124)
159  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many post mortems in each year since 1995 (a) established a prima facie criminal case, (b) established a previously unknown cause of death and (c) did not establish a cause of death.
(150125)
160  
N  
Mr Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy to encourage asylum seekers to undertake voluntary activity while they are awaiting a decision on their case; and what guidance is offered on this matter by his Department.
(149890)
161  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his strategic policy team was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150369)
162  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases have been dispersed under the terms of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; how many of these were (a) single adults and (b) couples without children; and if he will make a statement.
(150039)
163  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have had their applications for refugee status refused, but remain illegally in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(150075)
164  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of asylum applicants, who have been refused refugee status or exceptional leave to remain, sought to appeal against that decision in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(150047)
165  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers the UK may be called upon to supply in order to provide civil assistance for European Union humanitarian operations under the terms of the Treaty of Nice; and if he will make a statement.
(150033)
166  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken for asylum applications to receive an initial decision on their asylum application is; and if he will make a statement.
(150046)
167  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers eligible for support from NASS are receiving voucher-only support; and if he will make a statement.
(150038)
168  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many expressions of interest have been received as a result of the national police recruitment campaign in each month of the campaign to date; and how many have resulted in recruits joining the police (a) in England and Wales as a whole and (b) in each police force in England and Wales.
(150044)
169  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors who are classified as asylum seekers are under the protection of local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(150034)
170  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the additional cost to each police force in England and Wales has been of administration associated with Best Value; and if he will make a statement.
(150042)
171  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide a breakdown, both nationally and for each individual police force area in England and Wales, by major category of expenditure, of the (a) cost to date and (b) planned cost of the national police recruitment campaign.
(150043)
172  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adult asylum seekers are resident in the United Kingdom awaiting the outcome of their asylum applications, but are not in receipt of support from NASS; and if he will make a statement.
(150037)
173  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in each of the past three years (a) how many failed asylum seekers were removed from the United Kingdom and (b) how many asylum applications were refused; and if he will make a statement.
(150076)
174  
N  
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information she collects on expenditure by the European Union on family planning and population control programmes in the Third World; what steps she takes to ensure that the United Kingdom contribution to that aid does not fund forced abortion, coercive sterilisation and compulsory population control programmes; and if she will make a statement.
(150083)
175  
N  
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she last met the EU Commissioner for Development, and what representations she made concerning measures to ensure that aid funding is not used to support forced abortion, coercive sterilisation and compulsory population control programmes in developing countries.
(150084)
176  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on UK aid to North Korea.
(150311)
177  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her letter of 20th January, regarding the Malawi Mission of Buckfastleigh, what progress she has made in her representations to the Malawi Customs concerning the release of the consignment of tools airfreighted for building an orphan village.
(149582)
178  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when her corporate strategy unit for aid policy department was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150370)
179  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when his Department expects (a) to reply to letters of 27th October 2000, 13th November 2000 and 12th December 2000 from Bearey and Co., Reigate, on behalf of Mrs. Nicola Morrison, a constituent, and (b) to achieve enforcement of the maintenance order given under case no. 1988-D-257 in Australia under the terms of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972.
(150201)
180  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when his planning department was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the department on a full-time basis.
(150371)
181  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what average time is taken to process asylum (a) initial appeals to the Special Adjudicator and (b) further appeals to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal; and if he will make a statement.
(150035)
182  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many convictions for paramilitary (a) beatings and (b) shootings there were in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000.
(150308)
183  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if it is the (a) policy and (b) practice of Her Majesty's Government to fly the flag of the country of a visiting Head of State (i) over and (ii) on a flag pole within, the precincts of a building which is being visited by a Head of State (1) officially, (2) privately and (3) who is temporarily resident in Northern Ireland.
(150307)
184  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of each terrorist organisation were released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998; and how many of those have subsequently been (a) arrested and charged with offences of a terrorist nature, (b) arrested for other criminal activity and (c) convicted of activity of the nature set out in (a) and (b).
(150306)
185  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list each of the normalisation measures taken in Northern Ireland since 1st April 1998.
(150297)
186  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the RUC have been called to the accident and emergency and casualty departments of each hospital in Northern Ireland in (a) each month in 2000 and (b) January 2001 to deal with incidents of violence by patients and their visitors towards hospital staff and damage to equipment.
(150294)
187  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many RUC officers were absent on the grounds of illness on average in each month since 1st April 1998 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(150296)
188  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the actual strength of the RUC/RUCR in each month since 1st April 1998.
(150295)
189  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when his economic policy unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150375)
190  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the President of the Council, what information she received on the contents of the Education and Employment Committee's report on access to higher education, and the proceedings of the Committee prior to the publication of the report.
(150052)
191  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Prime Minister, what information he received on the contents of the Education and Employment Committee's report on access to higher education, and the proceedings of the Committee prior to the publication of the report.
(150054)
192  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many official representations abroad were made by ministers in his Department in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01; which countries were visited; in which capacity each visit was undertaken; and what was the cost of each visit.
(150059)
193  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate she has made for the staffing levels and running costs for the Scotland Office in the years 2000-01 and 2001-02.
(150045)
194  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many official trade representations abroad Scotland Office Ministers have made in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01; and which countries were visited.
(150036)
195  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many special advisers have been employed by the Scotland Office in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, and (d) 2000-01; and what the total costs were.
(150060)
196  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when his policy unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150361)
197  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in Halton have received the £200 winter fuel payment.
(150292)
198  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the potential for energy generation from coal mine methane.
(150101)
199  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proposals he has to give ICSTIS further powers to regulate the establishment and prices charged for premium-rate phone lines.
(149886)
200  
N  
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the progress of the inquiry into Mirror Group Newspapers; when the report of the inquiry is due to be published; and what is the inquiry's total cost to date.
(149699)
201  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will refer the decision of Corus plc not to allow an employee buy-out of Llanwern Steel Works to the (a) Office of Fair Trading and (b) Competition Commissioner.
(150205)
202  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received regarding the European Directive on Tobacco Control; and if he will make a statement.
(149881)
203  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will meet representatives of British American Tobacco prior to 24th February.
(149883)
204  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what studies he has made on the economic impact of the European Directive on Tobacco Control.
(149882)
205  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the impact on employment of the European Directive on Tobacco Control.
(149884)
206  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the climate change levy rebates have been cleared by the EU Commission under the state aids provisions; and if he will make a statement.
(149887)
207  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the progress of the inquiry set up in 1992 into the affairs and membership of Mirror Group Newspapers plc.
(149928)
208  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects the inquiry into the collapse of Transtec plc to be published.
(149926)
209  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices closed in (a) the third quarter of 2000-01 and (b) cumulatively in 2000-01.
(149888)
210  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will estimate the cost to public funds to date of the inquiry into Mirror Group Newspapers plc.
(149927)
211  
  
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to support enterprise, skills and innovation.
(150126)
212  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many firms in the UK manufacture LPG cylinders for the automotive industry; and how many cylinders were made in each year since 1995.
(150197)
213  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many United Kingdom companies he anticipates will be covered by article 3(1) of the Companies (EU Political Expenditure) Exemption Order 2001.
(149925)
214  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when his policy unit was established; which of its reports are placed in the public domain; how many departmental or non-departmental special advisers participate in its work; how many regular (a) non-departmental and (b) departmental staff participate in its work; and how many of these work for the unit on a full-time basis.
(150374)
215  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many broiler chickens slaughtered in the United Kingdom were rejected as unfit for human consumption in 1999.
[Transferred] (150184)
216  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many accidents occurred on farms in Lancashire involving the (a) death and (b) injury of a (i) farm worker and (ii) member of the public in each year since 1995.
[Transferred] (150200)
217  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what evidence from the USA and Canada on boundary contamination by GM crops he has taken into account in determining separation distances for GM crop trials in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (150102)
218  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in which local education authorities teaching staff are eligible for London weighting allowance.
[Transferred] (150191)
219  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the Government's policies to prevent cruelty to animals exported live from the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (150281)
220  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's progress in preventing cruelty to animals.
[Transferred] (150280)
221  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will meet the Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs to discuss the restructuring of Corus.
[Transferred] (150207)
222  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will refer the decision of Corus plc not to allow an employee buy-out of the Llanwern Steel Works to the European Union Competition Commissioner.
[Transferred] (150206)


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