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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 15 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 15 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 15th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received on his plans to create a new CAP paying agency; and if he will make a statement.
(150866)
2  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what internal audit report he has commissioned into the plans to create a new CAP paying agency; and if he will place copies in the Library
(150867)
3  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out the Government's plans for the application for the £200 million of EU agrimonetary compensation available to UK farmers until 30th April.
(150706)
4  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will provide a breakdown of expenditure of the £203.5 million, announced to United Kingdom farmers in March 2000.
(150707)
5  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what mechanism has been proposed by the Government to replace the agrimonetary compensation scheme.
(150705)
6  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he intends to introduce a scheme to help farmers with the cost of removing illegally dumped motor vehicle tyres from agricultural land.
(150810)
7  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the cost to farmers of removing illegally dumped motor vehicle tyres from agricultural land in the latest year for which figures are available.
(150809)
8  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the (a) production and (b) consumption of beet sugar was in each EU country in each of the last three years.
(150986)
9  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effects of his decision to lift the weight limit in respect of over 30 month scheme payments.
(150989)
10  
  
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 518, on ERDP funding, on what basis the figure of £300 million was calculated.
(150988)
11  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans her Department has to place all regulatory impact assessments on a single website.
(150476)
12  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many official visits were carried out in the United Kingdom by Cabinet ministers in (a) January 2000 and (b) January 2001; if she will list the location of each visit; and if she will make a statement.
(150425)
13  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many ministerial visits have been made within London since January; on what dates and to which locations; which ministers attended; and if she will make a statement.
(150427)
14  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will make a statement on the procedure used to decide the location of official ministerial visits.
(150426)
15  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what ministerial visits are planned in the next month; which ministers will take part; and if she will make a statement.
(150428)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that publicly funded regional film theatres do not compete unfairly with the purely commercial sector; and if he will make a statement.
(150544)
17  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the fees paid by (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applicants for lottery funding to consultants in each of the last three years.
(150540)
18  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had regarding proposed salary levels at the Arts Council; and if he will make a statement.
(150545)
19  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he plans to make available to blind and partially sighted people equipment for the reception of audio described programmes for digital TV.
(150270)
20  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made to the Greek authorities about possible development of a sports complex for the 2004 Olympics on the site of the Battle of Marathon.
(150271)
21  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150714)
22  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action the Government is taking to encourage children from deprived areas to take up sporting activities.
(150628)
23  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much commission was paid for the securing of sponsorship for the Dome; and to whom it was paid.
(150932)
24  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much income for the Dome was generated through (a) merchandising aids and (b) royalties.
(150937)
25  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the ticket revenue received from the Dome was.
(150923)
26  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money was spent on advertising and promoting the Dome.
(150928)
27  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money was received from sponsors of the Dome in (a) cash and (b) contributions to the fabric of the Dome or its exhibits.
(150922)
28  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total expenditure was on staffing the Dome from the run up period to the opening until the closure, including the costs of terminating contracts.
(150925)
29  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what revenue was received by NMEC from the catering arrangements at the Dome.
(150924)
30  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the final construction costs of the Dome were.
(150930)
31  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what professional fees were paid to (a) lawyers and (b) accountants for the Dome (i) up to its closure and (ii) since its closure.
(150927)
32  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost of the exhibits in the Dome was to NMEC; and what percentage of the costs of exhibits were paid by the sponsors.
(150931)
33  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the expenditure on utilities was for the Dome until its closure.
(150926)
34  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been allocated to clear the Dome site.
(150929)
35  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the warship building capacity in the UK required to meet the future requirements of the Royal Navy; how this is affected by the ALSL procurement decisions; and if he will make a statement.
(150273)
36  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the additional cost of splitting the construction of four ALSLs between Swan Hunter and BAe Systems Marine rather than constructing all four ships on Tyneside.
(150274)
37  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the additional cost is of four ALSLs rather than two.
(150275)
38  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of the contracts placed with Swan Hunter and BAe Systems Marine is for each to supply two ALSLs; and what is the price differential between the two companies.
(150276)
39  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what grounds Appledore/BMT was not considered for the build of two additional ALSLs.
(150277)
40  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what industrial factors were taken into account in his decision to allocate contruction of two ALSLs to BAe Systems Marine; and if he will make a statement.
(150278)
41  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial inducements his Department has received in order to procure two extra ALSLs beyond the requirement identified in the Strategic Defence Review.
(150279)
42  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps have been taken to arrive at a common threat assessment with the UK's allies; and if he will make a statement.
(150804)
43  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 523W, on organ parts, if he will list the specimens held; and for what purposes they are kept.
(150814)
44  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many US military personnel have been stationed at RAF Fylingdales for each of the last three years.
(150474)
45  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what payments have been received by his Department from the US military for use of facilities at RAF Fylingdales in each of the past three years.
(150477)
46  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the costs to the United Kingdom of installing National Missile Defence facilities at RAF Fylingdales.
(150478)
47  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is regarding monitoring the cycle of tours whilst on peace keeping duties and its effect on families and retention.
(150659)
48  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what efforts are being made in negotiations with the preferred bidder for Ro-Ros to ensure that strategic sealift service vessels are crewed by UK officers and ratings.
(150908)
49  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in the negotiations with the preferred bidder for the Ro-Ro ferries.
(150903)
50  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if, in the event that negotiations with the preferred bidder for the Ro-Ros fails, the other short listed bidders remain available to continue the competition.
(150902)
51  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st February, Official Report, columns 262-3W, on Sierra Leone, for what reasons his Department (a) accepted the validity of the personal injury claim for one serviceman and (b) rejected the validity of the personal injury claims for 14 servicemen; what factors influenced that decision; and if he will make a statement.
(150899)
52  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the personnel who have contracted malaria as a result of deployment to Sierra Leone did not receive anti malarial treatment until they were in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.
(150672)
53  
  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral Answer of 12th February, Official Report, column 5, how many Albanian extremists operating in Kosovo and Southern Serbia, who have been detained in possession of illegal weapons and handed over to the Americans at Camp Bondsteel, have been charged; and for what offences they have been charged.
(150701)
54  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what restrictions on access to Warcop will result from his Department's plan to buy out the commoners.
(150267)
55  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how many days a year his Department closes its land at Warcop for grouse shooting.
(150268)
56  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how often grouse shooting at Warcop prevents MoD training.
(150269)
57  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many widows of former Japanese prisoners of war have claimed their compensation entitlment.
(150627)
58  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on (a) capital works, (b) refurbishment of buildings and (c) repairs in respect of each (i) Army and (ii) other military establishment in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years and in the current year.
(150921)
59  
N  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the proposed refit and repair work for Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, with particular reference to the share of this work, that will be allocated to Rosyth Dockyard.
(150120)
60  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received regarding the teaching of Shakespeare in secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.
(150539)
61  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what involvement he will have in the implementation of learning initiatives proposed by the Environment Agency in 'The Business of Learning--Investing in a Sustainable Future'.
(150272)
62  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the readiness of the Learning and Skills Council for the assumption of its responsiblities in April.
(150456)
63  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the combined total of students in further and higher education in each of the past five years was expressed as (a) total student enrolments in publicly-funded institutions and (b) total full-time equivalents.
(150118)
64  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the SSA per (a) primary school and (b) secondary school pupil was, in real terms, for Cambridgeshire in each year since 1990-91.
(150812)
65  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the amount of capital made available to schools in the Cambridge constituency through the New Deal for Schools since May 1997.
(150813)
66  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the target ratio is of (a) learning support units and (b) pupil referral units to secondary schools.
(150712)
67  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many additional pupil referral units he estimates are needed until September 2002 in order to meet the Government's commitment to provide a place for all young people who have been excluded from school.
(150795)
68  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many extra classroom assistant positions have been created since 1997 (a) nationally (b) in Nottinghamshire.
(150713)
69  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to fund learning mentors in all secondary schools.
(150711)
70  
  
Mr John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, on what basis performance-related pay is awarded to those civil servants within his Department concerned with the outsourcing of LEA services.
(150703)
71  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, to ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the University of Warwick regarding the university's requirement that students own or lease a computer as a condition of entrance; and what assessment he has made of the implications for the take up of courses of this policy.
(150534)
72  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150720)
73  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many education welfare officers he assumes Essex County Council has for the purpose of his Department's plan for the delivery of the Government's policy on education.
(150805)
74  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many education welfare officers he assumes each local authority on average has for the purpose of his Department's plan for the delivery of the Government's policy on education.
(150811)
75  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many 18 to 25 year olds left university without finishing their courses in the last three years.
(150651)
76  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many young people have found employment through the New Deal in (a) the North West Region and (b) Lancashire.
(150650)
77  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 9th February, Official Report, column 746W, what nominal rate of interest additional to that supplied in his Answer would be required to allow the raising of the income threshold for repayment to £20,000 per annum; and if he will make a statement.
(150665)
78  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to continue the computers for teachers initiative in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
(150709)
79  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the impact of the computers for teachers initiative.
(150708)
80  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the extent is of delays for the installation of new central heating systems under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme; what the reasons are for such delays; and if he will make a statement.
(150416)
81  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the Government's timetable is for (a) completing its selection of special areas of conservation and (b) completing the submission of the UK's sites to the European Commission.
(150722)
82  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if it is his policy that alternative options should be considered in undertaking an appraisal under the Government's new approach to appraisal for major road schemes.
(150897)
83  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the bids for major schemes submitted by local authorities in their full local transport plans contained appraisal summary tables for each of the alternative options which had been considered.
(150898)
84  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from Phil Gallie MSP about licence restrictions for people with diabetes.
(150815)
85  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the SSA per head of population for Cambridgeshire, expressed in real terms, for each year since 1990-91.
(150802)
86  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, Ref. 150340, which parliamentary constituencies fall within more than one sub-region of the South West Region.
(150985)
87  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 117W, which sub-regions comprise all or part of (a) Dorset, (b) Wiltshire, (c) Somerset, (d) Devon, (e) Cornwall and (f) Gloucestershire.
(150984)
88  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with Nottinghamshire County Council about the need for extensions to existing (a) red and (b) yellow sandstone quarries in the county.
(150818)
89  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the demand for (a) red and (b) yellow sandstone over the next 20 years.
(150816)
90  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the reserves of (a) red and (b) yellow sandstone with existing planning permissions.
(150817)
91  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what areas he will designate for the diversion of public rights of way under Part II of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
(150704)
92  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list, for each London borough, the level of capital debt held for housing purposes.
(150548)
93  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his estimate is of the length of time that a vessel could maintain traces of radiation having been used to dump nuclear waste at sea.
(150797)
94  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what percentage of ports have used Geigercounters on a regular basis to check for nuclear contamination of cargo vessels for each year since 1981.
(150799)
95  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many enquiries he has received over the past ten years about safety standards on ships that have previously been used to dump nuclear waste at sea.
(150798)
96  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will review the performance of foundations responsible for co-ordinating the work of home improvement agencies.
(150848)
97  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when his Department will be publishing figures on the performance of local home improvement agencies which are in receipt of funding from the Department.
(150849)
98  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the guidelines for the monitoring of the peformance of home improvement agencies.
(150850)
99  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with other EU environment ministers on proposals to tax aggregates.
(150842)
100  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with (a) quarry operators and (b) construction companies regarding the planned aggregates tax.
(150841)
101  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries have been caused by road accidents in the United Kingdom as a result of drivers being under the influence of illegal substances, broken down by each illegal substance used.
(150454)
102  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations were received by (a) him and (b) his officials from (i) other government ministers and (ii) their officials over (A) his decision and (B) the time scale of his decision, on whether to call in the proposal to build the Wafic Said Business School in Oxford.
(150360)
103  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150715)
104  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the cost benefit ratio is for the A259 Hastings bypass recommended by the Steer Davies Gleave multi-modal study, according to the same methodology used by his Department appraising other schemes.
(150901)
105  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the resources available to Birmingham City Council to improve its council housing stock.
(150675)
106  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150912)
107  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from Sain Quintain plc and Grosvenor Estates in relation to the purchase of the site for the Dome.
(150640)
108  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from (a) Mr P. Y. Gerbeau and (b) Nomura in relation to their proposed interest in the purchase of the Dome site.
(150636)
109  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what enquiries have been made by the Government in relation to the occupying of space in the Dome by (a) Sun Microsystems, (b) BT, (c) 3com, (d) NTL, (e) Imperial College and (f) the Open University.
(150634)
110  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, under what circumstances the sole bidder status enjoyed by Legacy plc in relation to negotiations for the purchase of the Dome site expires.
(150638)
111  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions have taken place between members of Her Majesty's Government and the Irish Government in relation to the background, financial affairs and standing of Treasury Holdings and its directors.
(150642)
112  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many meetings he has attended with representatives of (a) Legacy plc and (b) Treasury Holdings, to discuss the sale of the Dome site.
(150641)
113  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received from English Partnerships in relation to the proposed sale of the Dome to Legacy plc.
(150637)
114  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what enquiries have been made by (a) the Government and (b) its advisors of Westminster City Council in relation to its dealings with (i) Happy Badge Limited and (ii) other companies associated with Mr Robert Bourne.
(150635)
115  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what reports the Government has commissioned from independent advisors on the background of Treasury Holdings.
(150639)
116  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he intends to issue guidance to local education authorities prohibiting the use of vehicles (a) specifically designed to carry standing passengers and (b) without seatbelts, for the transportation of school children.
(150806)
117  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he intends to introduce measures to reduce the number of illegally dumped motor vehicle tyres.
(150807)
118  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the cost to local authorities of removing illegally dumped motor vehicle tyres for the last five years for which figures are available.
(150808)
119  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what security measures are in place to prevent stowaways on flights.
(150626)
120  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure flight security for cabin crew.
(150644)
121  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans the Government has to introduce recycling bins to all households.
(150657)
122  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the (a) contribution to road safety, (b) recruitment, remuneration and retention and (c) extension of responsibilities to include assistance to people with disabilities of school crossing wardens.
(150710)
123  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what cost/benefit analysis he has undertaken of the effect of section 42 of the Finance Act 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(150541)
124  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department took, between 1990 and the transfer of the insurance regulatory function to the Financial Services Authority to (a) investigate and monitor the reserves kept by insurance companies to satisfy their commitments under their guaranteed annuity rate policies, (b) monitor the extent of potential liabilities of insurance companies under guaranteed annuity rate policies and (c) ensure that insurance companies had (i) provided for and (ii) fully disclosed their potential liabilities under their guaranteed annuity rate policies within their annual report and accounts.
(150438)
125  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what occasions between 1990 and the transfer of the insurance regulatory function to the Financial Services Association his Department approved of the operation of non-guaranteed annuity rate policies from within the same fund or funds as guaranteed annuity rate policies.
(150436)
126  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes were made between 1990 and the transfer of the insurance regulatory function to the Financial Services Authority to the information requests required of insurance companies in respect of potential liabilities; and at whose behest such changes were made.
(150439)
127  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority is carrying out an investigation into the implications of the proposed acquisition by Halifax plc of the operations of Equitable Life and its implications for policyholders.
(150440)
128  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, at what point after 1990 the trend towards lower inflation and lower interest rates was reflected in advice to the insurance industry on the likely implications for guaranteed annuity rate liabilities.
(150437)
129  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Post Office Network on allowing access by credit unions to its network.
(150845)
130  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the taxation of and benefits available to widows and widowers.
(150856)
131  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the implications for the United Kingdom of the policies and proposed policies of each EU state in relation to the taxation of aggregates.
(150855)
132  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate restrictions on credit unions regarding their ability to (a) lend to and (b) borrow from other voluntary groups.
(150844)
133  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on the requirement of bonds from credit unions.
(150847)
134  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to uprate the maximum amount an individual is allowed to borrow from a credit union.
(150846)
135  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with ABCUL over the proposal that credit unions should introduce a central services unit.
(150843)
136  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he plans to be the national revenue from taxation in each of the next five years.
(150119)
137  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150721)
138  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150910)
139  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the net migration from urban and suburban to rural areas of England and Wales in the past 10 years.
(150359)
140  
N  
Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many retirement pensioners completed a tax return in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what proportion they represent of total retirement pensioners.
(150064)
141  
N  
Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many retirement pensioners are liable to pay income tax; at what rates; and what proportion each group represents of total retirement pensioners.
(150065)
142  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to introduce the Brit disc on foreign lorries.
(150934)
143  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings, correspondence and phone calls his Department has had with the European Commission over the introduction of a Brit disc for continental lorries.
(150933)
144  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the quantities of material which arise each year from (a) the UK as a whole, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) England, which are suitable for recycling to produce aggregates; and how much under each of these headings is actually recycled.
(150935)
145  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) tonnage and (b) value of aggregates were produced, broken down by type, in (i) England, (ii) Wales, (iii) Scotland and (iv) Northern Ireland in the current financial year and in the previous three financial years.
(150920)
146  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the impact of the proposed tax on aggregates on prices to (a) the primary producer and (b) the purchaser from the primary producer.
(150893)
147  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the increase in the cost of a cubic metre of concrete which will result from the imposition of the aggregates tax.
(150892)
148  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much aggregate, broken down by type, was (a) imported to and (b) exported from the United Kingdom by (i) land transport and (ii) sea transport, indicating his estimates of the value of such materials, in the current year and each of the previous three years.
(150917)
149  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the impact on prices of the imposition of the proposed aggregates tax in road building.
(150894)
150  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the increased cost of producing 1,000 aggregate/cement (a) bricks and (b) other building blocks normally used in house construction as a consequence of the imposition of the proposed tax on aggregates; and by how much he estimates the cost of the average sized dwelling constructed of such materials will increase.
(150896)
151  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 622W, concerning VAT on church repairs, if he will set out details of the special arrangements to help congregations pay for repairs to listed buildings.
(150576)
152  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the Colombian Government concerning the safety of British volunteers with Peace Brigades International in Colombia.
(150633)
153  
N  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans (a) he and (b) his NATO counterparts have to propose amendments to the Outer Space Treaty to take account of National Missile Defence; and if he will make a statement.
(150803)
154  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions took place about atrocities against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people during the recent European Union fact-finding mission to Burma; and if this mission visited Karen, Karenni and Shan states.
(150573)
155  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the US-UK relations following the decision to sell RR Spey turbofan engines to China; and if he will make a statement.
(150572)
156  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made during the last 12 months to the Government of Burma regarding atrocities against the Karen, Karenni and Shan people.
(150575)
157  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to build a consensus at the United Nations Security Council in support of the establishment of an Internatonal Criminal Tribunal on Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(150574)
158  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he has consulted, and what plans he has to consult, sporting shooting organisations in the United Kingdom before the UN Conference on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in July.
(150695)
159  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Colombian Government following the recent declaration of the Colombian parliament that humanitarian workers for Peace Brigades International are to be targetted as a military objective.
(150702)
160  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the number of ICD implants per million population by (a) health authority and (b) regional health authority.
(150859)
161  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision he is making to implement the NICE recommendation to increase the use of ICDs from 17 per million population to 50 per million.
(150860)
162  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 49W, on the Medicine Control Agency, if he will state for each request for information made under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information since 1997 which was not met under the specified 20 days (a) the specific number of days taken for each request, (b) the reasons each request was not met under the specified time and (c) what steps are being taken to ensure that requests for information are routinely met within the specified time limit.
(150455)
163  
N  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Weston-Super-Mare of 10th May 2000 and subsequent reminders regarding waiting times for neurological tests at Frenchay Hospital.
(150796)
164  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he approved the creation of a Mental Health Trust for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland; when the Trust is due to commence its responsibilities; who was appointed (a) Chair and (b) Chief Executive of the Trust and when their appointments began.
(150895)
165  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there are for consultants, by specialty, in hospitals in the North Cumbria Health Authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(150459)
166  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) nationally and (b) by health authority, the number of NHS vacancies for (i) doctors, (ii) nurses, midwives and health visitors and (iii) the professions allied to medicine, for each year since 1990 for which figures are available.
(150900)
167  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on external consultants and advisers in each year esince 1979.
(150479)
168  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the planned funding will be for (a) the NHS and (b) personal social services in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland per head of population in 2000-01.
(150693)
169  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the cost of pharmaceuticals in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and other European Union countries; and if he will make a statement.
(150666)
170  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150719)
171  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the additional cost to the NHS of treating all adults with haemophilia in England who are receiving plasma treatment products with recombinant genetically-engineered products.
(150862)
172  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what differences there are between the provision of recombinant genetically-engineered haemophilia treatment products for (a) adults and (b) children in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland.
(150865)
173  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what counselling and advice his Department has made available to haemophilia patients who have received treatment products which are traced to a blood donor who has died of vCJD.
(150861)
174  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response he has made to representations from Professor Michael Banner regarding his Department's policy on the variant CJD panel.
(150863)
175  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults with haemophilia in England are receiving (a) plasma-derived haemophilia treatment products and (b) recombinant treatment products.
(150864)
176  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department is taking to reassure potential organ donors and encourage the maximum number of organ donations to be made.
(150358)
177  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the expenditure on insurance against medical negligence claims by (a) North Bristol NHS Trust and (b) all NHS hospital trusts in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(150566)
178  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter of 13th December 1999, acknowledged on 16th December 1999 (Ref. POH(2)5303/85) faxed to his Department on 20th November 2000, on the subject of midwives' pay.
(150565)
179  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a reply will be sent to the letters, from the honourable Member for Maldon and East Chelmsford to his Department, dated 11th September 2000 and 26th October 2000.
(150593)
180  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers, (b) civilians and (c) special constables were available to each police force in England and Wales for each quarter from 1992 to 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(150417)
181  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average payments were made to each London borough per asylum seeker for housing allowance for the latest year for which information is available.
(150547)
182  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in Gloucestershire in each year from 1993 to 2000; and what the projected numbers are for the next three years.
(150854)
183  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sums of money his Department will in future make available each year for independent charities providing support for victims by victims; and what procedures there will be for applying for such funding.
(150457)
184  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sums of money his Department has given each year, from 1995 to date to (a) Victim Support, (b) other independent victim charities, and the amounts per charity, and (c) other victim support organisations with non-charitable status, and the amounts per organisation; and what proportion of the above amounts had gone to provide support for bereaved and injured road traffic victims (i) via Victim Support, (ii) via the independent victim charities and (iii) via the other victim support organisations with non-charitable status.
(150458)
185  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received concerning asylum seekers going without food because of problems with the administration of vouchers; and if he will make a statement.
(150936)
186  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150717)
187  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has consulted, and what plans he has to consult, sporting shooting organisations in the United Kingdom before the UN Conference on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in July.
(150696)
188  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150911)
189  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the allegations against G. P. Hinduja and S. P. Hinduja respectively of which his Department was aware when the decisions to award citizenship to each of them were made.
(150377)
190  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy that time spent considering a previous unsuccessful application for naturalisation should be deducted from the average waiting time for a decision in a subsequent naturalisation application.
(150376)
191  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of defendants who elected for trial by jury at the Crown Court (a) were subsequently convicted and had previous convictions and (b) were acquitted and had previous convictions.
(150649)
192  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Right honourable Member will reply to the honourable Member for Manchester Central's letter of 2nd August 2000 regarding Mr H. (Ref: S1020866).
(149769)
193  
  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when a decision will be made in the case of CM (M693939); and for what reason there have been delays in processing the case since 26th October 2000.
(150694)
194  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects work to start on demolishing existing buildings to make way for the new prison in Peterborough.
(150536)
195  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will announce funding details for the new prison in Peterborough.
(150537)
196  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many representations he has received from the honourable Member for Peterborough on behalf of her constituents (a) for and (b) against the new prison in Peterborough.
(150546)
197  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the demolition of existing buildings prior to the building of the new prison in Peterborough has been delayed.
(150538)
198  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the new prison to be operational in Peterborough.
(150535)
199  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what concerns were raised by Lancashire constabulary regarding health and safety matters in relation to its pilot of the Airwave radio system; and if he will make a statement.
(150571)
200  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the Government's policy on offenders who commit offences against children.
(150569)
201  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on interference caused by the Airwave radio system with other electronic equipment, with particular reference to equipment at (a) hospitals and (b) airports; and what guidance has been issued to officers regarding the use of Airwave equipment where it might cause such interference.
(150568)
202  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on assaults on police officers.
(150570)
203  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the health and safety risks associated with the Airwave radio system and TETRA radio signals.
(150567)
204  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to encourage major pharmaceutical companies to offer discounts on drugs that are needed in developing countries.
(150655)
205  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to allow developing countries to make cheap copies of drugs to treat diseases including AIDS, respiratory tract infections and childhood diarrhoea.
(150656)
206  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she expects to start the Africa Trade and Poverty programme.
(150840)
207  
N  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he will make proposals to improve court procedures in respect of custody and contact arrangements in cases of family breakdown; if they will include arrangements for better protection of children and vulnerable spouses; and if he will make a statement.
(150801)
208  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to review the law whereby there is no obligation on a credit card company to alter their credit referencing files after losing a court case
(150857)
209  
  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what consultations the Lord Chancellor has had with the Family Law Bar Association regarding a new family graduated fees scheme.
(150662)
210  
  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the Lord Chancellor will assess the final comments he invited the Family Law Bar Association to provide, before seeking to implement any new family graduated fees scheme.
(150663)
211  
  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on how many occasions the honourable Member for Leicester East discussed potential conflicts of interest with the Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when he was the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department.
(150664)
212  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150915)
213  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has reprimanded members of the judiciary for their behaviour (a) in court and (b) outside; and if he will make a statement.
(150891)
214  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans have been made to review the powers of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
(150653)
215  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the review to be undertaken into the powers of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will (a) be independent, (b) assess the work of the Commission against the United Nations agreed principles and (c) seek views from the public and interested parties.
(150654)
216  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions have taken place with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission about current powers; what problems they have encountered; and what action is being taken to address such problems.
(150652)
217  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what resources have been provided to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for the public consultation about the scope of the Bill of Rights.
(150645)
218  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list the ethnic backgrounds of applicants for a people's peerage.
(150918)
219  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Chairman of the Committee of Selection, if he will list those honourable Members on the Government side, excluding ministers and parliamentary private secretaries, who (a) have not served as a member of a select committee since May 1997 and (b) have served on more than one select committee in the same timescale, indicating the committees on which each individual has served.
(150858)
220  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency are receiving the minimum income guarantee.
(150674)
221  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150718)
222  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150909)
223  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the seven year rule relating to the war pension scheme was introduced; and how it was announced to the House.
(150532)
224  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will undertake additional national advertising to alert men who on 24th September 2000 were over 60 years of age of their possible entitlement to winter fuel payments for this and past years; and if he will make a statement.
(150591)
225  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many winter fuel applications were received from those aged 60 years or over on 19th September 1999; how many were received from 24th September 2000 to 31st January 2001; and how many had been processed by 31st January 2001.
(150590)
226  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the processing time is of applications made for a winter fuel payment in respect of this and previous years.
(150592)
227  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many winter fuel applications were received between April 2000 and 22nd September 2000; how many were received (a) from those reaching the age of 60 years between 27th September 1999 and 24th September 2000 and (b) from those aged 60 years or over on 19th September 1999; and what was the total processed in both categories.
(150589)
228  
N  
Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the number of retirement pensioners who are expected to be entitled to the pension credit; and of those, how many are also expected to be (a) entitled to (i) housing benefit, (ii) council tax benefit and (iii) both and (b) liable to pay income tax.
(150066)
229  
N  
Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many retirement pensioners are currently (a) entitled to income-related benefits but not liable to income tax and (b) entitled to income-related benefits and liable to pay income tax.
(150067)
230  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) former UK military personnel and (b) civilians imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War have applied for the ex gratia payment; and how many have been refused in each category.
(150577)
231  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many civilian internees imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War, who at the time were not UK citizens but who subsequently were given British nationality, have been refused the ex gratia payment.
(150578)
232  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150916)
233  
  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask the Solicitor General, whom he met at his meeting in Guildford at the Crown Prosecution Service at 9 a.m. on 12th February; and what the purpose and content of the meeting was.
(150660)
234  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to ensure an equitable return to writers for the re-use of their work.
(150543)
235  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has made to the European Commission regarding provisions in the Draft Copyright Directive affecting the interest of writers in the re-use of their material by broadcasters.
(150542)
236  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list those businesses in the North East which have received regional selective assistance in the last year.
(150631)
237  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the Lord Chancellor about re-examining the role of the courts in relation to the black-listing of individuals by credit companies.
(150853)
238  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to investigate credit companies' power to black-list individuals.
(150852)
239  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the feasibility of increasing the number of post offices able to issue motor vehicle licences.
(150851)
240  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the four European Objective 1 regional programme delivery bodies.
(149005)
241  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he took to establish whether private finance would be available for development of the Trent 900 and 600 aero engines; and what reasons were given for it not being forthcoming.
(150670)
242  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what rate of return the Government expects to receive on the launch aid loan to Rolls Royce plc to develop the Trent 900 and 600 aero engines including the (a) applicable royalty rate, (b) interest rate and (c) repayment schedule.
(150671)
243  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what EU approvals were obtained or have been applied for in respect of the launch aid loan for Rolls Royce to develop the Trent 600 and 900 aero engines.
(150668)
244  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the Government's launch aid criteria for the proposed loan to Rolls Royce plc for the development of the Trent 600 and 900 aero engines.
(150669)
245  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many RR Spey turbofan engines have been sold to China; and if he will make a statement.
(150533)
246  
N  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his policy of support for industrial clusters.
(149028)
247  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 499W, when the Index of Regulation on small business will be published.
(150475)
248  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many miners are claiming compensation under the medical assessment procedures for chest disease, in each region.
(150905)
249  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was paid out to miners, in each region, (a) for vibration white finger and (b) for chest disease from January 2000.
(150906)
250  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what efforts he is making in speeding up compensation payments to miners in the North East Region for (a) chest disease and (b) vibration white finger.
(150904)
251  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many medical assessment procedures were conducted under the miners' compensation for chest disease agreement from January 2000 to date in each region.
(150907)
252  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Blackpool North and Fleetwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150716)
253  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people will be affected by the construction of the Ilisu Dam; how many will need to be resettled; and if he will make a statement.
(150673)
254  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the (a) Environmental Impact Assessment Report and (b) Resettlement Action Plan on the Ilisu Dam project will be be published; and if he will make a statement.
(150646)
255  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post office closures there were between (a) April 1999 to the end of March 2000 and (b) April 2000 to the end of December 2000.
(150868)
256  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to encourage major companies to locate their sites in the North West Region.
(150630)
257  
N  
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from Goodyear Wolverhampton in respect of Government assistance; and if he will make a statement.
(149001)
258  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the transfer of responsibilities for forestry to the National Assembly of Wales.
(150647)
259  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has for additional transfer of responsibilities for forestry to the National Assembly of Wales.
(150648)
260  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the programme of visits to Central and Eastern Europe planned for Ministers in his Department.
[Question Unstarred] (149011)
261  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action he is taking to deal with the difficulties faced by the textile industry in the United Kingdom.
[Question Unstarred] (149022)
262  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on trends in the trade balance with the European Union.
[Question Unstarred] (149025)
263  
N  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what resources are available to enforce the Working Time Directive.
[Question Unstarred] (149031)
264  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prosecutions there have been in respect of imported food that has been repacked or processed in the UK and sold as British.
[Transferred] (150987)
265  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on what date the last shipment of nuclear waste was dumped at sea by MV Gem.
[Transferred] (150800)
266  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the frequency bands the Government have sold to mobile phone operators in the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (150667)
267  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will review the performance of companies who manage company pension schemes; and if he will publish the results.
[Transferred] (150699)
268  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to extend the powers of OPRA, or other relevant regulators, to require them to ensure the timeous winding up of company pension funds when the employer has become insolvent.
[Transferred] (150697)
269  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what provisions are in place to protect employees whose pensions have been affected detrimentally by the insolvency of their employer.
[Transferred] (150919)
270  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will assess the benefits of introducing a pension fund safety net, similar to the Redundancy Payments Fund, to protect the pensions of employees whose pensions have been affected detrimentally by the insolvency of their employer.
[Transferred] (150700)
271  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times in each of the last five years there have been claims for unpaid pension contributions to company pension funds from the redundancy fund set up under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
[Transferred] (150698)
272  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
[Transferred] (150913)
273  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Lancashire will benefit from the introduction of the children's tax credit.
[Transferred] (150629)
274  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Clwyd South constituency, the effects on Clwyd South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
[Transferred] (150914)


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