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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 14 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 14 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received concerning the proposed European ban on the use of fishmeal in animal feedingstuff; and what reply he has sent.
(150062)
2  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150555)
3  
  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list (a) the national rules concerning data requirements in respect of applications for the approval of pesticides that were in place in 1990 and (b) amendments to the rules made since then, including the dates of such amendments; and if he will place copies of the rules and amendments in the Library.
(149356)
4  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will propose to the (a) European Commission and (b) Council of Ministers that they review support for the proposed provision under directive 68/193/EEC in respect of the commercialisation of genetically treated grafted and non-grafted rooted vines; and if he will make a statement.
(150441)
5  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the European Court of Justice ruling on the requirement of public morality in each member state as it applies to fur farming.
(150415)
6  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150552)
7  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150558)
8  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of progress in implementing the Investment Strategy; if he will list the exceptional circumstances under which sites may be offered to other public bodies; what sites have been disposed of in this way, and under what circumstances in each case, in the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(150524)
9  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria were used in deciding to accept BAe System's bid for the Type-45s.
(150523)
10  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what evidence he bases his conclusions concerning the risks to human health from depleted uranium munitions; and if he will make a statement.
(150531)
11  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance was given to his Department by the Boeing company in investigating the crash of helicopter ZD 576.
(150408)
12  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the way points of the flight of Chinook helicopter ZD 576 on 2nd June 1994, indicating the altitude which the aircraft was supposed to maintain between each way point.
(150412)
13  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the sound levels in decibels are inside the passenger area of a Chinook helicopter.
(150402)
14  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the passengers who were killed in the Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre travelled by aircraft to the base from which they departed in Chinook ZD 576.
(150404)
15  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Flight Lieutenants (a) Cook and (b) Tapper had flown helicopters and of what types over or adjacent to the Mull of Kintyre between 1st June 1993 and 2nd June 1994.
(150406)
16  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Chinook helicopters were flown (a) into and (b) out of Northern Ireland on 2nd June 1994; and what their flight times and routes were.
(150410)
17  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) when, (b) where and (c) by whom helicopter ZD 576 was fitted with FADEC; and when the aircraft (i) entered service with the armed forces and (ii) was built.
(150414)
18  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what other helicopters were available at the base in Northern Ireland from which Chinook DZ 576 departed on its last flight on 2nd June 1994; how many of each type there were; and how many passengers each type could have transported from RAF Aldergrove to the destinaton of ZD 576.
(150407)
19  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how long tasking records of helicopter flights are normally retained; in what form they are stored; how long they are retained in the case of an accident; and if the tasking records of the last flight of helicopter ZD 576 have been retained.
(150409)
20  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from what distance helicopter ZD 576 could have detected the guidance beacon at Corran on 2nd June 1994.
(150413)
21  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and which Chinook helicopters were stationed in Northern Ireland in the months of May and June 1994; and from which bases they operated.
(150403)
22  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters, broken down by type, other than Chinooks, were stationed in Northern Ireland in May and June 1994; and where they were based.
(150405)
23  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when it was decided, and by whom, that Chinook helicopter ZD 576 would be used on the flight on which it crashed on 2nd June 1994.
(150411)
24  
N  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if members of the armed forces who received multiple vaccines in preparation for deployment during the Gulf War, but were not deployed, are eligible to participate in the Gulf veterans medical assessment programme.
(150260)
25  
N  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if members of the armed forces who received immunisation in preparation for deployment during the Gulf War have access to their medical records on request.
(150261)
26  
N  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are taken by his Department to ensure that the medical records of members of the armed forces are not lost.
(150262)
27  
N  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures he takes to ensure that individual members of the armed services are not disadvantaged in the event of their medical records being lost.
(150263)
28  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the capital investment in schools in Leeds Local Education Authority was from 1996 to 1999 (a) in total and (b) by funding stream; and what his forecast is for the next three years.
(150451)
29  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the proposed levels are of (a) core funding for education business consortia in 2001-02, (b) funding for work experience and (c) funding for teacher placements; and what the level of funding of education business partnerships through TECs was in 2000-01.
(150063)
30  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how he plans to encourage and develop a sectoral response to issues in further education raised by the Further Education National Training Organisation's recent Skills Foresight report.
(150079)
31  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 579W, what arrangements will be made to allocate unique pupil numbers to pupils in England who (a) commence their education in the non-maintained sector and (b) move between maintained and non-maintained sectors during their school career.
(150086)
32  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150550)
33  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the outcome was of the Employment and Youth Council held in Brussels on 12th February; and if he will make a statement.
(150525)
34  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment his Department has made of visual classroom testing; what school trials his Department has planned for visual classroom testing; what school trials have been completed of visual classroom testing; what the results indicated; and if he will make a statement.
(150435)
35  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the wastage rate for teachers in each of the last five years was; what the average earnings of teachers in each of the last five years were; and how many days on average were lost per teacher due to sickness in each of the last five years.
(150473)
36  
N  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what has been the average expenditure per pupil in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (a) Halton and (b) Cheshire local education authorities in (1) 1997-98, (2) 1998-99 and (3) 1999-2000; and what the amount is for 2000-01.
(148847)
37  
N  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what specific funds have been allocated to (i) Cheshire Local Education Authority and (ii) Halton Local Education Authority since May 1997 for (a) pre-school, (b) primary school, (c) secondary school, (d) special school and (e) post-16 education.
(148848)
38  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish the consultation document on changes to the exemptions from waste management licensing.
(150452)
39  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150549)
40  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what consideration his Department has given to the implications of construction on flood plains on the south coast; what his assessments are of the increased risk of flooding from such construction; what pre-conditions have been imposed to guarantee the satisfactory disposal of sewage and wastewater and groundwater resulting from the contruction of new housing estates and service roads; and if he will make a statement.
(150117)
41  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recommendations he has received from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the all year round siting of an emergency towing vessel in the Pentland Firth; and if he will make a statement.
(150401)
42  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the organisations to which he gave grants for the support of those killed as a result of road crashes, and the amount per organisation, for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(150560)
43  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the organisations he gave grants for the support of those injured in road crashes, and the amount per organisation, for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(150561)
44  
N  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the (a) number and (b) percentages of UK ports are owned by (i) Associated British Ports and (ii) Hutchinson Whampoa Europe Ltd; and what percentage of the UK port trade each of those companies carried out in each year from 1995.
(150264)
45  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been received from self-employed people in national insurance contributions whose contributions were inadequate to qualify them for contributory benefits in each of the last 10 years.
(150453)
46  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150556)
47  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcome was of the ECOFIN Council held in Brussels on 12th February; and if he will make a statement.
(150526)
48  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the nature and extent of the continuing violence in the region of Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and what representations he has made to the Government of Uganda about its responsiblity for restoring peace to that region.
(150471)
49  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Rwandan Government about the involvement of their armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(150469)
50  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 557W, and his Answer to the honourable Member for Manchester Central of 24th January, Official Report, column 593W, what steps Her Majesty's Government is taking to encourage dialogue between the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(150467)
51  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Burmese regime concerning the treatment of the Chin, Kachin and Naga ethnic minority groups in Burma.
(150585)
52  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many working meetings have been held between Ministers and members of the European Commission since 1st July 1999; and if he will list the (a) dates of, (b) subjects discussed and (c) Ministers and Commissioners involved in these meetings.
(150265)
53  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many technical committees and working parties of the EU Council of Ministers the Scottish Executive has been informed about in advance by (a) UKREP and (b) UK government departments, since 1st July 1999.
(150352)
54  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many technical committees and working parties of the EU Council of Ministers have been attended by (a) UK officials and (b) UK delegations including Scottish Executive Ministers since 1st July 1999.
(150354)
55  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) formal and (b) informal EU Council of Ministers meetings have been attended by British Government delegations which include Scottish Executive Ministers since 1st July 1999; and if he will list the dates and subjects of these meetings.
(150356)
56  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK joint ministerial committee meetings regarding European Union issues have been held since 1st July 1999.
(150351)
57  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which technical committees and working parties of the EU Council of Ministers, attended by UK government delegates, have been led by Scottish Executive Ministers on behalf of the UK.
(150353)
58  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) formal and (b) informal EU Council of Ministers meetings attended by British Government delegations were led by Scottish Government Ministers since 1st July 1999; and if he will list the dates and subjects of these meetings.
(150355)
59  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) formal and (b) informal EU Council Ministers meetings have been attended by UK Government Ministers since 1st July 1999; and if he will list the dates and subject of the meetings.
(150357)
60  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response he plans to make to the recent Scope report, 'Speak for Yourself', concerning communication aids.
(150078)
61  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, for each health authority, the difference between its capitation targets and allocation in cash and percentage terms (a) prior to and (b) following their 2001-02 allocations.
(150528)
62  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis health authorities were selected for a Years of Life Lost allocation; how Years of Life Lost allocations took into account the age-profile of the population; which health authorities received Years of Life Lost allocations; and which health authorities would qualify for the allocation had it been weighted for the age profile of the population.
(150527)
63  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the current year's allocation to health authorities was directed towards moving health authorities closer to their capitation targets; and what the (a) cash and (b) percentage difference between allocation and capitation target was in each case, in each of the last three years.
(150529)
64  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150554)
65  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what precautions against vCJD are taken in surgical procedures other than tonsillectomies; what organs are known to incubate vCJD; and if he will make a statement.
(150433)
66  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals do not have the facilities to sterilise instruments against vCJD; and if he will make a statement.
(150432)
67  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to review its policy concerning the listing of ingredients of animal origin on medicine labels; and if he will make a statement.
(150430)
68  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vCJD sufferers received a red cell blood transfusion before they were diagnosed with the condition; and if he will make a statement.
(150431)
69  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many BSE-infected carcasses are awaiting destruction; what studies have taken place to assess the risk represented by incineration and airborne prions; and if he will make a statement.
(150429)
70  
N  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specific resources have been allocated to North Cheshire Health Authority since 1997 for (a) cancer care, (b) heart disease, (c) respiratory disease and (d) renal disease.
(148849)
71  
N  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources have been allocated to North Cheshire Health Authority for (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(148850)
72  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to ensure that employers are aware of the provisions enabling overseas students to work while studying in the United Kingdom, with particular reference to overcoming difficulties where such students apply for work before they have been issued with a national insurance number; and if he will make a statement.
(150077)
73  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150559)
74  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female foreign nationals were being held in prisons in England and Wales on 1st February.
(150445)
75  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many United Kingdom passports were issued in 2000.
(150443)
76  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the age of the oldest (a) male and (b) female inmate being held in prison in England and Wales; for what offence they are being detained; and on what date and for how long they were sentenced.
(150449)
77  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners have died in prisons in England and Wales from the effects of taking illegal drugs while in prison during the last 12 months.
(150444)
78  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of open government on the day to day management of the Civil Service.
(148777)
79  
  
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 policies to tackle domestic violence.
(150588)
80  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the organisations to which he gave grants for the support of (a) murder victims and (b) victims of crime other than murder, and the amount per organisation, for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(150562)
81  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the organisations to which he gave grants for the support of those killed in or as a result of road crashes, and the amount per organisation, for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(150563)
82  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Rochford and Southend East about Mr Abdul Rastomi, reference R1019683/2, of 27th November 2000.
(150450)
83  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150557)
84  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government will amend the ministerial Code of Conduct in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
(148780)
85  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government will amend the Ministerial Code of Conduct in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
(148788)
86  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government will amend the ministerial code of conduct in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
(148782)
87  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government will amend the ministerial Code of Conduct in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
(148779)
88  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) men and (b) women were serving a life prison sentence for murder in Scotland on 1st February.
(150448)
89  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150553)
90  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what investigations have been conducted over the past two years into allegations of malpractice by doctors involved with certifying benefit claims.
(150530)
91  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the operation of the New Deal for (a) older people, (b) lone parents and (c) disabled people in the Jarrow constituency.
(150465)
92  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many calls have been received by the Benefit Fraud Hotline in each month since September 1999.
(150587)
93  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what response he plans to make to the petitions from the National Pensioners Convention forwarded to him on 8th November; and if he will make a statement.
(150564)
94  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the extent of arms trafficking and brokering activities conducted (a) in the UK and (b) by UK nationals abroad; what countries are buying arms by such arrangements; and if the countries involved are on the UN Embargo List.
(150472)
95  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the arms deals that have been brokered by (a) brokers based in the UK and (b) UK nationals to (i) Angola, (ii) Congo Brazaville, (iii) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (iv) Eritrea and (v) the Sudan in each of the years (1) 1997, (2) 1998, (3) 1999 and (4) 2000.
(150468)
96  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the number of private military and security companies operating from the United Kingdom and providing (a) combat personnel, (b) training personnel and (c) operational support for foreign governments, militias or irregular armed groups.
(150470)
97  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150551)
98  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many enforcement officers, region by region, are employed to police employers who pay less than the national minimum wage.
(150446)
99  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many enforcement notices have been issued to employers to help enforce the national minimum wage.
(150447)
100  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many modified sub post offices there are and how many are run by interim sub postmasters and sub postmistresses.
(150259)
101  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assistance the Government gives to (a) householders and (b) businesses towards the installation of solar energy devices.
(150266)
102  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the accessibility of existing test centres for health compensation claims for former miners in the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire coalfields.
(149616)
103  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to publish the Heriot Watt paper on mineshafts.
(150434)
104  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the post offices that have been closed in (a) North and (b) South Wales in the past year.
(150521)
105  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the post offices in Wales, indicating those he defines as rural.
(150520)
106  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what definition he uses of rural in relation to post offices.
(150522)
1  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he has taken in response to the recent ILO resolution condemning the Burmese regime for its use of forced labour.
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Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were selected for jury service at courts covering the Greater London area during the last 12 months.
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