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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 13 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 13 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
TUESDAY 13th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, how many honourable Members have been requested to make payments for prepaid House of Commons envelopes which have not been used in accordance with the rules of the House; and how many honourable Members have been ordered to make such payments following complaints since May 1997.
(150348)
2  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to make IACS payments to farmers in Gloucestershire.
(150221)
3  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will discuss with the Environment Agency the introduction of a floodgate at Gloucester and a guillotine gate at Tewkesbury; and if he will make a statement.
(150327)
4  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what (a) assumptions and (b) projections of agricultural employment and production levels apply to the Government's long term strategy for agriculture.
(150245)
5  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the Government has made representations at the EU level on the need for a replacement for the agrimonetary compensation system.
(150247)
6  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the impact on funding of the ERDP if the modulation of agriculture subsidies at the stated percentages yields significantly less than the amounts expected.
(150248)
7  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the financial value of French exports of food and drink was to the United Kingdom in each month in (a) 1999 and (b) 2000.
(150246)
8  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much agrimonetary compensation was provided in each year since 1997 for each sector; and, for each figure, how much was funded by (a) Her Majesty's Treasury and (b) the EU.
(150334)
9  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if ERDP funding is subject to annual ring fencing arrangements similar to those that apply to the money announced in March 2000 for pig farmers.
(150329)
10  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what an initial consultation visit by the Small Business Service consists of.
(150332)
11  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his oral statement of 1st February, Official Report, column 519, if all 10 triplets are running as specified in the Krebs Report.
(150330)
12  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the level of payments made through the OTMS in each year of the scheme's existence.
(150244)
13  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the cost of the Small Business Service's agricultural activities have been to date; and how these costs have been met.
(150331)
14  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the throughput was for the Over Thirty Months Scheme in each year of its existence in terms of cattle weight and, for each year, the proportion of the throughput exceeding weight limits for compensation that applied at the time.
(150243)
15  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she expects (a) honourable Members and (b) members of the public to have access to the Knowledge Network.
(150238)
16  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what role will be played by (a) the Prime Minister, (b) ministers, (c) special advisers and (d) the Chief Press Secretary in relation to the Strategic Communications Unit in the period following the calling of a general election.
(150240)
17  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance is given to the Strategic Communications Unit relating to information concerning the policies of Opposition parties.
(150237)
18  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what access (a) the Prime Minister, (b) ministers and (c) special advisers will have to the Knowledge Network in the period following the calling of a general election.
(150239)
19  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list (a) those who have access to the Knowledge Network outside Government departments and (b) the Information Age Government Champions to whom the high level route map for Phase 2 of the Knowledge Network was circulated.
(150236)
20  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many telephone calls were received in each of the last three months on the television licensing telephone number; and what the cost of responding was.
(150342)
21  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the prospects for opening the new stadium at Wembley.
(150337)
22  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) the properties from the Defence Estate (i) disposed of since July 1988 and (ii) scheduled for disposal by June 2002 and (b) the disposal receipts (i) received and (ii) estimated to be received by June 2002.
(148938)
23  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving medical officers in each specialty are not fully fit for deployment; for what reasons; and if he will make a statement.
(149892)
24  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on employing short-term locums by the Defence Secondary Care Agency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(149894)
25  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military medical posts in each of the specialties in defence of secondary care are filled by civilian doctors; what percentage of the establishment figure for each specialty this represents; and if he will make a statement.
(149893)
26  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mess facilities are available to DMS officers at the Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham; when a dedicated officers' mess for personnel at the centre will be established; and if he will make a statement.
(149895)
27  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours of low-flying are logged per day by pilots over Northumberland; how many days of low-flying there are per year over Northumberland; which countries the pilots who practise low-flying over Northumberland are from; and if he will make a statement.
(149896)
28  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which RAF and Royal Navy aircraft are fitted with RADALT; if he plans to introduce RADALT as standard across all aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
(149898)
29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the conclusions and recommendations of the inquiry into the fatal crash of a Hawk aircraft over Cumbria in October 1999; what steps his Department is taking to address the conclusions of the inquiry; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(149897)
30  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what studies he has commissioned into the nature of open employment taken by those leaving supported employment and into the skill grades and remuneration involved compared with those available under their previous supported employment.
(149757)
31  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many children are assisted with their fees with the music and ballet scheme; how many are recruited annually; and what is the average cost per child to public funds.
(149751)
32  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many families with children currently in receipt of state assistance with fees with the music and ballet scheme will (a) benefit and (b) lose from the proposed restructuring of fee scales for Autumn 2001; what the maximum annnual amount of this loss is; and for how many there will be no effect.
(149752)
33  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the conclusions of the recent review of the music and ballet scheme and the subsequent consultation with interested parties.
(149753)
34  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what studies he has commissioned into the future demand for supported employment involving the first or rehabilitated employment of persons disabled and out of work and of the unit cost of widening access to employment for those in these categories.
(149754)
35  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the results of the consultation carried out in connection with his Workstep proposals, with specific reference to target-setting.
(149755)
36  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what studies he has commissioned into incentives to move into open employment from supported employment and the likely impact on those providers of supported employment who fail to qualify for those incentives.
(149756)
37  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, at what point of net income in tax year 2000-01 a graduate repays more in old-style mortgage loan than in new-style income-contingent loan.
(149799)
38  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what discussions his Department has had with other departments relating to the evasion of work permit regulations by overseas footballers wishing to play professionally in the UK.
(150258)
39  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of the (a) £6 million additional funding announced in press notice 2001/0073 and (b) £23 million funding for Education Business Links will be ring-fenced for that purpose; and what proportion is discretionary expenditure for learning and skills councils.
(150114)
40  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received regarding the evasion of work permit regulations by overseas footballers wishing to play professionally in the UK.
(150257)
41  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when a response will be made to the founder of the Stagecoach Theatre Schools, about whether the Stagecoach Schools will be required to register with Ofsted's Early Years Directorate and be subject to the relevant training criteria and staffing ratios.
(150347)
42  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what reasons underlay the delay in presenting the North Southwark Education Action Zone Account for 1998-99 to Parliament.
(150350)
43  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he expects to publish the North Southwark Education Action Zone Account for 1999-2000.
(150349)
44  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 580W, how many of the fast track applicants were for (a) primary positions and (b) secondary positions; and if he will provide a breakdown of the secondary positions by subject.
(150389)
45  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley and Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average value is of the debt owed by a student leaving university.
(150422)
46  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will make an announcement on the allocation of the rural bus subsidy grant to local authorities for 2001-02.
(150328)
47  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research his Department has commissioned into the factors considered by consumers when choosing whether to buy standard unleaded petrol or low sulphur petrol.
(150111)
48  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what incentives the Government has provided to consumers to buy low sulphur petrol in preference to standard unleaded petrol.
(150112)
49  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his reply of 8th February, Official Report, column 648W, what different underlying economic realities are reflected in the proposed sub-regions.
(150341)
50  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 648W, which parliamentary constituencies fall within each of the proposed sub-regions.
(150340)
51  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the Government decided to release commercially confidential information concerning the PPP bids for London Underground to Transport for London; and for what reason the Government did not do this previously.
(150421)
52  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to ensure that Piccadilly Line trains stop regularly at Turnham Green tube station during the period of work that will disrupt District Line services to that station; and if he will make a statement.
(150397)
53  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had in the EU about proposals for new taxes on (a) aviation fuel, (b) airport departures and landings and (c) air traffic movements.
(150399)
54  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, under the Government's proposed PPP for the London Underground, if it is the Government's policy (a) to avoid splitting the operation of trains and the control of infrastructure as originally envisaged and (b) to ensure that London Underground management will have control over programmes for investment, renewal and maintenance of infrastructure, particularly with regard to their timing and priority.
(150398)
55  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what public expenditure is planned for (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04 for the single regeneration budget.
(150220)
56  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what criteria he will use in determining the selection of urban regeneration companies; and what timetable has been adopted.
(150395)
57  
N  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he last met the CBI to discuss the problem of road congestion.
(148445)
58  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken since the March 2000 Budget to monitor changes in use of ultra low sulphur petrol.
(150113)
59  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the levels of value added tax charged on new build and work to existing buildings.
(148455)
60  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the availability of ULS diesel fuel in rural parts of Scotland, Wales and each of the English regions.
(150333)
61  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made on the case of Mr Panikos Tsiakourmas, a Greek Cypriot; and if he will make a statement.
(150394)
62  
N  
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Pakistani Government regarding the situation of Ahmadi Muslims.
(150217)
63  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU countries regarding seats on the United Nations Security Council.
(150115)
64  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what powers under the Treaty of Nice exist to enable a member state of the European Union to have its voting rights forfeited.
(150116)
65  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd February, Official Report, column 357W, on mercenaries, what the target date is for the completion and publication of a green paper on options for regulation of mercenaries.
(150385)
66  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd February, Official Report, column 357W, on the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Education, if he will make a statement on the outcome of his meeting on 7th February.
(150384)
67  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Cruse Bereavement Care concerning the role they might play in alleviating the distress of relatives following the removal of internal organs from deceased people.
[R] (150400)
68  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school pupils by health authority were both inspected and reinspected by the school dental service in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(150393)
69  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been spent in each region on voluntary sector and prevention work by health authorities in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(150391)
70  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the hospitals which (a) have been, (b) are and (c) plan to be involved in trials of Misoprostol; what evidence he has collated concerning the drug's effects during the first stages of labour; what representations have been made to the Government on the subject of Misoprostal; if he will review the Government's policy on the use of Misoprostol; and if he will make a statement.
(150386)
71  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected funding is of (a) the NHS and (b) personal social services in England per head of population in 2000-01.
(150224)
72  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS junior doctors in England are routinely working hours above those set out in the New Deal on working hours.
(150388)
73  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients, by health authority, were readmitted to hospital within one month of their discharge in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(150392)
74  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency units there were in the NHS in each year since 1991-92.
(150387)
75  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expected funding of the NHS in England per head of population is in 2000-01.
(150225)
76  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there were in the NHS for consultants by specialty in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(150390)
77  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the injection rates for TB have been in each year since 1990; what percentage of the United Kingdom population has been innoculated against TB in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(150396)
78  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been paid to (a) Darien House Children's Hospice and (b) St. Catherine's Hospice in 2000-01.
(150338)
79  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children aged between 12 and 15 months who have not received their MMR vaccination in each of the last six months.
(150383)
80  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department first contacted the honourable member for Manchester Central concerning his letter of 3rd August 2000 regarding catering services for Manchester Central Healthcare Trust; and if he will make a statement.
(150134)
81  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what investigations he has carried out into the presence of spinal cords in beef imported into the UK from Germany; what the findings were of those investigations; and if he will make a statement.
(150222)
82  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of (a) 5th October 2000, (b) 31st October 2000, (c) 22nd November 2000, (d) 29th November 2000, (e) 9th January and (f) 8th February relating to her constituent, Mr S. Russell of Wormley.
(150335)
83  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of (a) 20th November 2000, (b) 13th February 2000, (c) 10th January 2001 and (d) 8th February 2001 relating to her constituent, Ms De Sousa of Cheshunt.
(150326)
84  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monitoring he undertakes of the handling by the General Medical Council of complaints raised against medical practitioners practising in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(149503)
85  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the appeal structure for claimants dissatisfied by the decision of the General Medical Council.
(149504)
86  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley and Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been redirected to private hospitals under his recently announced scheme; and what the position of such patients is in cases where treatment received proves defective (a) at the time of treatment and (b) subsequently.
(150424)
87  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley and Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for improved training of medical staff and general practitioners in diagnosing and treating dystonia; and how much is spent annually on research into the causes and treatment of dystonia.
(150423)
88  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the countries in which officials of the Food Standards Agency have conducted investigations into safety of food destined for British markets.
(150242)
89  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recommendations the Food Standards Agency has made on mandatory country of origin labelling.
(150241)
90  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will meet representatives of the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service to discuss its funding.
(150339)
91  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in establishing the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; and on what date the service will be operational.
(149552)
92  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what costs have been incurred to date in establishing the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; what is the planned budget for the next financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(149553)
93  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the anticipated (a) workforce at each grade and (b) caseload per officer is for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service from 1st April; and if he will make a statement.
(149554)
94  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received on trade union recognition for staff at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; what response has been made to those representations; and if he will make a statement.
(149555)
95  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, where the workforce for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service will be accommodated after 1st April; and if he will make a statement.
(149556)
96  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service will issue guarantees in relation to detriment and continuity of service for transferring employees; if it will be possible for members of staff to transfer back to the Probation Service at a future date; and if he will make a statement.
(149557)
97  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will issue guidance to staff working in the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service about mobility and job security; and if he will make a statement.
(149558)
98  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment has been made of potential discrepancies relating to pay for persons in the Probation Service and the new Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; and if he will make a statement.
(149559)
99  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) murders, (b) shootings, (c) beatings, (d) bombings, (e) expulsions and (f) other crimes have been carried out by (i) Republican and (ii) Loyalist paramilitary groups since the signing of the Belfast Agreement.
(150223)
100  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement about the accuracy of his Department's data base submitted to television licensing for the purposes of adjudicating upon applicants for free TV licences.
(150343)
101  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when Mr James Little will receive his winter fuel payment.
(150346)
102  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many applicants for free television licences have been required to present proof of their date of birth at a post office as a pre-condition for their entitlement.
(150344)
103  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many staff are employed by TV Licensing; and how many of them are engaged in reconciling applications for free licences from those aged 75 years and over with the Department of Social Security data base.
(150345)
104  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of (a) 30th October 2000, (b) 22nd November 2000, (c) 10th January and (d) 8th February relating to her constituent, Mrs Sue Brown of Broxbourne.
(150336)
105  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he estimates that all filling stations in the UK will have replaced standard unleaded petrol with low sulphur petrol.
(150227)
106  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of filling stations had replaced standard unleaded petrol with low sulphur petrol by December 2000; and how many he estimates will have done so by April 2001.
(150226)
107  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which projects involving General Mediteranean Holdings (UK) or its subsidiary companies the ECGD extended credit cover to (a) between 1992 and 1997 and (b) since 1997.
(150235)
108  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the British Government issued an export licence to Royal Ordinance for the refurbishment of 30 105mm Moroccan guns in Western Sahara; who approved the export licence application for the refurbishment of 105mm Moroccan guns in Western Sahara; if Royal Ordinance (BAE Systems) completed the refurbishment of 105mm Moroccan guns in Western Sahara; what export licences have been approved for weapons or spares in Western Sahara since 1997; what export licence applications have been refused to Morocco since 1997; on what grounds they were refused; on what ocasions the United Nations has been consulted about approving export licence applications to Morocco since 1997; and if the terms of the UN Peace Plan take primacy over the EU Code of Conduct for approving export licence applications to Morocco.
(150250)
109  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the occasions on which he met the Secretary of State for Wales to discuss the job losses at Corus in Wales, prior to the announcement on 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150255)
110  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations he has received from Corus about the long-term future of steel production at the plants in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(150232)
111  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the cost of the climate change levy on each steel factory in England and Wales; if he will list the estimated cost for each of the factories; and if he will make a statement.
(150256)
112  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much steel was imported into Britain in 2000; where it was imported from; where the majority of it was used; and if he will make a statement.
(150249)
113  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will provide a breakdown by region of the job losses in the steel industry announced by Corus on 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150229)
114  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the occasions on which he met the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales to discuss the job losses at Corus in Wales, prior to the announcement on 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150253)
115  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the occasions on which he discussed the proposed job losses at Corus in Wales with the Economic Development Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales, prior to the announcement on 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150254)
116  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the prospects for the manufacturing sector in Wales.
(150233)
117  
N  
Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of fathers work for employers who allow them to reduce their hours in (a) the aftermath of the birth of a child and (b) for general childcare reasons.
(150110)
118  
N  
Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of employers with a policy of allowing reduced working hours for fathers have (a) fewer than 20 employees, (b) 100 employees or less, (c) 200 employees or less and (d) more than 500 employees.
(150109)
119  
N  
Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of mothers from low income households work for employers with a policy of allowing employees to reduce their hours on return from maternity leave.
(150108)
120  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the occasions on which he met the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales to discuss the job losses at Corus in Wales, prior to the announcement on 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150252)
121  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the cost of clearing the site of the Corus Steelworks at Llanwern after production of steel ceases at the site; and if he will make a statement.
(150230)
122  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will provide details of the assistance package offered to the Corus Steel company, prior to the announcement of job losses on 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150251)
123  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the occasions on which he met representatives of the Corus Steel company between July 2000 and 1st February; and if he will make a statement.
(150234)
124  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has made to the European Commission about extra funding for the Llanwern and Ebbw Vale areas; and if he will make a statement.
(150231)
125  
N  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on initiatives to extend local democracy.
[Question Unstarred] (148442)
126  
N  
Sir George Young (North West Hampshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he last met the Prime Minister to discuss the introduction of regional assemblies.
[Question Unstarred] (148459)
127  
N  
Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to ensure that there is common purpose in the planning, investment, strategies and operations of Railtrack and train operators.
[Question Unstarred] (148471)
128  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations oil refineries have made to him to have defrayed the additional production costs of low sulphur petrol; and what response he gave them.
[Transferred] (150228)
129  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK aerospace industry about the development costs of the A400M; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (150218)
130  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts about the funding to Airbus Military for the development costs of the A400M; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (150219)


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