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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 26 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 26 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
MONDAY 26th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150879)
2  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what has been the cost of works carried out to the building at 1A Page Street, Westminster, since his Department took occupation of it; and what proportion of these costs was met at public expense.
(151463)
3  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what financial assistance has been provided to encourage British farmers to produce environmentally sustainable biofuels for road transport.
(151564)
4  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151343)
5  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151505)
6  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151469)
7  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will invoke precautionary measures in respect of bovine TB to reduce the most commonly recognised causal factors.
(150871)
8  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effect on the British beef industry of the EU Commission proposals on beef to go before the Council of Ministers on 26th and 27th February; and if he will make a statement.
(151122)
9  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will report on the progress of the task force looking at the input costs in farming.
(151437)
10  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151020)
11  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the cost was of the preparation and production of the Government's interim response to the report of the BSE inquiry, Cm 5049; and to whom it was distributed.
(151596)
12  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his oral statement of 1st February, Official Report, column 524, on the banning of imports, how many of the precedents cited related to the legal grounds of (a) animal health and (b) public morality.
(150876)
13  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she last met M Pierre-Yves Gerbeau.
(151429)
14  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if she will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151342)
15  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the IT projects currently undertaken in her Department; and if she will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151504)
16  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the IT projects her Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if she will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151468)
17  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the Cabinet Office Ministers in her Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151036)
18  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to ensure that Access Radio does not compete unfairly with existing commercial radio broadcasters.
(150731)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the development of Access Radio on the revenues of existing commercial radio broadcasters.
(150730)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 9th February, Official Report, column 706W, on the 'Seeing Salvation' Exhibition, what representations were made by his Department to the National Gallery regarding the content of the 'Seeing Salvation' Exhibition, prior to its opening.
(150878)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list all overseas visits made by ministers in his Department, together with the purpose of each visit and the cost to the public purse in each case, since 1st May 1997.
(151520)
22  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    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 North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150882)
23  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30th January, Official Report, column 133W, on television licences, how many prosecutions for licence evasion were brought in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) England in each of the last four years; and what action is being taken to reduce the evasion rate in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.
(151448)
24  
N  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will name the remaining areas that will benefit from a new school sports co-ordinator from September 2001.
(149399)
25  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151341)
26  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to encourage the tourism industry to develop training programmes for employees.
(151306)
27  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) single parents and (b) people over the age of 50 years are employed in the tourism industry in the North West.
(151305)
28  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which regional arts boards experienced a standstill in their arts grant from central Government funding between 1992-93 and 1998-99; and for what reasons.
(151297)
29  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average annual wage paid to (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees in the tourism industry was during (i) 1998, (ii) 1999 and (iii) 2000.
(151296)
30  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tourists he estimates visited the North West in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(151304)
31  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151475)
32  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151516)
33  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151146)
34  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will review the guidelines for enforcement by the Television Licensing Authority of television licence payments.
(151462)
35  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151021)
36  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proceeds that would be realised from privatising Channel 4.
(151547)
37  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people who were previously entitled to a £5 television licence have applied for the free television licence introduced in November 2000.
(151447)
38  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many goats had to be killed on humane grounds after being used in the submarine escape and rescue research programme in each month since April 2000; what percentage this represents of all goats used; and if he will make a statement.
(150723)
39  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 631W and his subsequent letter, if he will list the serviceability targets for each year from 1995 to 2001 inclusive for (a) Warrior variants, (b) Challenger 1, (c) Challenger 2, (d) Saxon variants, (e) AVF 430 variants, (f) Sabre, (g) Striker, (h) Scimitar, (i) Spartan, (j) Sultan, (k) Samaritan and (l) Samson; and if he will make a statement.
(151037)
40  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 631W and his subsequent letter, on what date the decision was made to change the system of fully operational serviceability targets for the Army tank fleet from readiness in 24 hours to immediate availability; for what operational reasons; and if he will make a statement.
(151038)
41  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the location of HMS Shetland is; and what duties she is carrying out.
(151281)
42  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which live firing exercises HMS Shetland has carried out in the past three months; and where these exercises have taken place.
(151280)
43  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151350)
44  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the RAF to take delivery of its first single seater European fighter aircraft.
(150725)
45  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received concerning planned job redundancies at BAe military manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(150724)
46  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151503)
47  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151473)
48  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects HMS Tireless will be ready to resume her fleet duties; and if he will make a statement.
(151436)
49  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the total cost of work carried out on HMS Tireless; what the expected total cost is of bringing the submarine back in service; and if he will make a statement.
(151435)
50  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force married quarters are occupied by cohabiting couples; and what Government policy is regarding the allocation of married quarters to members of the armed forces who are not married.
(151354)
51  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) men and (b) women serving in (i) the Army, (ii) the Royal Navy and (iii) the Royal Air Force have died in active service in each month over the past 10 years; and how many of those listed were married at the time of death.
(151011)
52  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will announce a start date for the single-source document for terms and conditions for Ministry of Defence police officers.
(151282)
53  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review the indexation of military pensions for those who retired between 1964 and 1974.
(151443)
54  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151022)
55  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many peace-keeping tours of duty Ghurka troops have made in the last five years.
(151255)
56  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium rounds have been discharged at the Dundrennan ranges; and when the last round was discharged at a hard target.
(150939)
57  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what premature explosions in the breech with depleted uranium ammunition have taken place at Dundrennan ranges; when they took place; and how and where the ensuing fragments were dumped.
(150941)
58  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if a hard target Warrior at Dundrennan ranges is a casualty of depleted uranium shells from the Gulf War.
(150940)
59  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, columns 519-20W, on depleted uranium, which units and sub units that served in the Balkans were not subject to pre-deployment course briefing on medical issues, including depleted uranium, (a) from June 1999 to August 2000 and (b) since August 2000; how many troops were involved; who decided to curtail the pre-deployment course briefing on medical issues; and what steps he is taking to ensure that the situation is not repeated.
(150972)
60  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many chemical mines the Iraqi Army laid on (a) land and (b) sea in the course of the Gulf War; where they were found; and what (i) advice and (ii) protection was made available to personnel clearing them.
(150946)
61  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what decontamination facilities were available in the theatre of the Gulf War for personnel, vehicles and aircraft; in what quantities; and where they were located.
(150945)
62  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department has plans to research chromosome 22 and 22/IE in Gulf War veterans; and what discussions it has had with (a) the US Department of Defense and (b) other agencies on this matter.
(150943)
63  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the single bed capacity of the barracks being constructed at HMNB Clyde for the Fleet Royal Marines Protection Unit; how much it has cost; and what is its completion date.
(150947)
64  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to make TH1 and TH2 tests available to Gulf War veterans; and what the cost of such tests would be per capita.
(150944)
65  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for alternative units to use the accommodation at RM Candor when the Fleet Royal Marines Protection Unit completes its move to Faslane.
(150948)
66  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the purpose of continued firing of depleted uranium ammunition at Dundrennan ranges.
(150942)
67  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual expenditure incurred at RAF Fylingdales has been in each year since 1997; and if he will indicate under which budget heading in his Department's expenditure plans the investment in Fylingdales is listed.
(151597)
68  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals was in (a) specialist secondary schools and (b) other secondary schools in England for the most recent period for which figures are available.
(151165)
69  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    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 North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150885)
70  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many Polish students attended summer schools in the United Kingdom in each of the last three years.
(151176)
71  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the admission figures were for the last three academic years, and for academic year 2001-02, what the latest application figures are, for higher education institutions, broken down into (a) UK based students, (b) EU and EEA students and (c) other overseas students, indicating in each case the figures for (i) full-time and (ii) part-time students.
(151161)
72  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on progress in the establishment of centres of vocational excellence in further education.
(151160)
73  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 15th February, Ref. 141694, what costs have been incurred by the Employment Service in relation to (a) project design, (b) implementation, (c) marketing, (d) publicity and (e) limited refurbishment of some offices for the individual New Deals.
(151518)
74  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many representatives of schools with sixth forms sit on local learning and skills councils.
(151243)
75  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will indicate for each local education authority the dates on which (a) profit, related pay funds were paid to the local education authority by his Department and (b) those funds were passed on by the local education authority to schools.
(151246)
76  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of local education authorities which will be unable to access standards fund money as a result of an inability to supply match funding.
(151244)
77  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list those former grant maintained schools which (a) have and (b) do not have protected funding.
(151239)
78  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps have been taken to ensure that parents are notified that supply of emergency contraception will be permitted under a school's sex and relationships education policy.
(151128)
79  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents are properly consulted before a school adopts a policy of supplying emergency contraception.
(151127)
80  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of schools which have made emergency contraception available to pupils.
(151126)
81  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of schools with sixth forms which (a) have not received funding for the revised sixth form curriculum in the current financial year and (b) will not receive funding for the next financial year.
(151241)
82  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 95W, what the origins were of the private funds used to make payments to the Wildcat Corporation to provide consultancy services to his Department; what the amount of each payment was; and on what terms the payments were made.
(150957)
83  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the net change in revenue funding for each former grant maintained school for each of the last three academic years and for the next academic year.
(151242)
84  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of maintained schools for which the revenue funding per capita will be less (a) for the current academic year than for the last academic year and (b) for the next academic year than for the current academic year.
(151245)
85  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will next review his policy in respect of the employer threshold provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(150820)
86  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will instruct OFSTED to inspect all establishments for which it is responsible to ensure that (a) resuscitation policies which respect the rights of all pupils and students for whom they are responsible are in place, (b) such policies are understood by relevant staff and accessible to them and (c) such policies are subject to robust audit and monitoring arrangements.
(151439)
87  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what targets and indicators his Department has set to monitor progress towards delivering increased employer awareness of the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(150819)
88  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, he will list for each constituent college of (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge universities the proportion of (i) applicants and (ii) accepted applicants from (a) state schools and (b) independent schools for the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
(151179)
89  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what his most recent estimate is of the take up of the New Deal for (a) young people, (b) lone parents, (c) people with disabilities and (d) older people in Copeland; and if he will make a statement on its operation.
(150684)
90  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the annual increase has been in the Standards Fund since 1996; and how much standards funds have been spent in (a) the constituency of Crosby and (b) the Borough of Sefton in each year since 1996.
(151295)
91  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much direct grant was received by each school in the Crosby constituency in each year since 1996.
(151292)
92  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on nursery provision in each year since 1996 in the Borough of Sefton.
(151332)
93  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what average funding was allocated per school age child in the Borough of Sefton in each year since 1996.
(151333)
94  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of Sefton Council has delegated its local schools' budget to schools in each year since 1996.
(151334)
95  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on trends in numeracy and literacy among children in junior schools in the Borough of Sefton since 1996.
(151335)
96  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the projects that (a) the New Deal for Schools programme and (b) Seed Challenge funding have supported in the Borough of Sefton in each year since 1997; which it will support in each year up to 2004; and how much money (i) has been and (ii) will be allocated to each project.
(151290)
97  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the credit approvals allocated to Sefton Borough in each year from 1997 to 2004; and if he will specify the projects which received approvals and their associated cost.
(151291)
98  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to amend the departmental expenditure limit and gross running costs limit for 2000-01.
(151370)
99  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151352)
100  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151476)
101  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151502)
102  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151143)
103  
  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if graduate teachers in the qualifying subjects detailed in the recent schools green paper will have their tutorial fees reimbursed if they choose to teach in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
(151270)
104  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list his funding allocations to Camden Local Education Authority for each year since May 1997.
(150961)
105  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151023)
106  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement about the availability of the Computers for Teachers initiative.
(151359)
107  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February, Official Report, column 46W, on schools (South Derbyshire), if he will list the project specific allocations to individual schools in each of the financial years listed in the table.
(151250)
108  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if fast track teachers will be distributed proportionately between specialist and non-specialist schools; and if he will make a statement.
(151133)
109  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the decision on the refranchising of the East Coast main line to be taken.
(151252)
110  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to investigate the reasons for the delay in the refranchising of the East Coast main line; and if he will make a statement.
(151251)
111  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much public money was spent on work relating to (a) possible improvements to the A27 Lewes to Polegate and (b) the A27 Polegate bypass between 1st January 1989 and 30th April 1997.
(150833)
112  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the compatibility of the stated purpose of the South-Coast multi-modal study and the consideration of the construction of bypasses for Hastings.
(150875)
113  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    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 North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150884)
114  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to review the system of business rates.
(151279)
115  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the meeting between the Right honourable Member for North West Durham and leading members of the Town and Country Finance Issues Group concerning the Green Paper on local government finance will take place.
(151132)
116  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what procedures he has established for auditing the quantities of recyclable material eligible for packaging recovery notes and packaging export recovery notes; and if he will make a statement.
(150975)
117  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of packaging export recovery notes on the use of recyclate by British manufacturing industry; and if he will make a statement.
(150974)
118  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the annual increase in (a) standard spending assessment and (b) education standard spending assessment for Bury Metropolitan Council, for each of the last eight financial years and for 2001-02.
(150976)
119  
N  
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, if there is an overlap between the South Eastern sub-region of the South West and the South East Region; and if he will make a statement.
(150990)
120  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the manufacture, assembly, testing and storage of depleted uranium ammunition is covered by (a) international environmental treaties, (b) verification and reporting under the Chemical Weapons Convention and (c) European Union and national environmental regulations; and if potentially hazardous releases or emissions have been reported to the relevant environmental and safety regulators.
(150995)
121  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much capital programme (local transport plan) has been allocated to Sefton Council for 2001 to 2006; and if he will indicate the sums allocated to support schemes relating to (a) travel to schools, (b) walkwise, (c) traffic management and signing, (d) CCTV televisions, (e) cycling measures, (f) bridge maintenance, (g) principal road maintenance, (h) quality of life, including local safety schemes, street lighting, traffic calming and home zones, and (i) forward planning, in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) each year since 1994.
(151568)
122  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the report of the public inquiry into the appeal by Fats & Proteins UK Ltd of Nightingale Hall Farm, Lancaster, against their environmental authorisation will be published.
(151240)
123  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and his Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151337)
124  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many representations he has received concerning the planning application relating to the Woodfold Hall and Park, Mellor near Blackburn.
(151551)
125  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151501)
126  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North Constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151140)
127  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of lorry movements required in the 12 months following the introduction of the Aggregates Levy as a result of the substitution of recycled aggregates for virgin aggregates.
(150683)
128  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the amount of recycled aggregates that would be substituted for virgin aggregates as a result of the Aggregates Levy; and if he will make a statement.
(150682)
129  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce a licensing system for houses in multiple occupation; and if he will make a statement.
(151554)
130  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding allocations his Department has made to the London Borough of Camden to support those in temporary housing in each year since May 1997.
(150977)
131  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what resources have been allocated by his Department to the London Borough of Camden through regeneration initiatives since May 1997.
(150979)
132  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what resources have been invested by his Department in (a) local authority housing and (b) social housing in the London Borough of Camden since May 1997.
(150978)
133  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if it is his Department's policy to encourage heavy traffic to use local roads as a diversion from trunk roads.
(151329)
134  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if each of the bids for the NATS PPP enjoys full confidence on the question of safety of (a) NATS management, (b) the safety regulation group of the Civil Aviation Authority and (c) advisers appointed to assess the quality of safety management of the three bidders.
(151325)
135  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if bidding for the East Coast main line franchise has been suspended; and if he will make a statement.
(151328)
136  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his policy is on the decisions of South East of England Regional Assembly relating to the (a) proposed A259 Hastings bypass and (b) proposed A3 Hindhead bypass; and if he will make a statement.
(151331)
137  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much money has been levied in fines and penalties for late performance on Railtrack and the train operating companies by the Rail Regulator since May 1997; and if he will set out the date and amount of each fine.
(151330)
138  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to remove cycle storage lockers from main railway stations; and if he will make a statement.
(151324)
139  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reason he has decided to de-trunk the A36(T); and how much he estimates this will save his Department in the first three years of detrunking.
(150460)
140  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of the funds allocated to the Powershift cleaner fuels programme has been spent to date in the 2000-01 financial year, broken down by fuel type of conversion.
(150643)
141  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidelines are set by him concerning the minimum distance of telecommunications masts from houses.
(151498)
142  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if it is his policy to allow the coastguard to use public funds for non-operational purposes, including publicity; and if he will make a statement..
(151445)
143  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the funding, under the Safer Stations Initiative, the Government has made available for passenger safety improvements to (a) Queenstown Road Station, (b) Battersea Park Station, (c) Wandsworth Town Station, (d) Balham Station and (e) Clapham South Station.
(151154)
144  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out the effects on Battersea constituency of his Department's transport policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151155)
145  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many staff are employed by regional development agencies in offices outside the United Kingdom; at which locations; and at what cost.
(149505)
146  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which non-UK based Regional Development Agency maintained offices share facilities with (a) each other and (b) other government agencies or local authority offices.
(149506)
147  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the Regional Affairs Committee has not met in this Parliament; and what plans he has for it to meet.
[Transferred] (151159)
148  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many road traffic accidents which have given rise to (a) fatalities and (b) personal injury occurred in each of the past five years for which figures are available; how many of each of the above categories of road traffic accidents occurred in areas subject to (i) a 30 mph speed limit, (ii) a 40 mph speed limit, (iii) a 50 mph speed limit, (iv) subject only to national speed limits for the relevant category of road and (v) on motorways subject only to the 70 mph speed limit; and in how many of each of the above categories of accident excessive speed was a significant cause of the accident.
(151283)
149  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on plans to implement fully EC regulation 338/97.
(151139)
150  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures are (a) in place and (b) planned to reduce the international trade in animals caught in the wild.
(151138)
151  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many dangerous wild animals licences are held by private individuals in the United Kingdom.
(151131)
152  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151024)
153  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the criteria which are to be used in deciding the award of the East Coast mainline franchise and their order of priority and relative weighting.
(151553)
154  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if local authorites can bid for additional funding to that in their full local transport plan in their first annual progress reports for (a) major road schemes, (b) major public transport schemes and (c) integrated transport packages.
(151556)
155  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when his Department expects to receive the Strategic Rail Authority's recommendations concerning the awarding of the East Coast mainline rail franchise; and what are the reasons for the delay announced on 14th February.
(151552)
156  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the deadline of 14th February set out for the negotiations with Legacy plc was specified in the letter setting out the terms of preferred bidder status.
(151274)
157  
N  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, at what time and on which day the decision to end the preferred bidder status of Legacy plc for the purchase of the Dome site and to reopen the competition was made.
(151460)
158  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what contacts he, members of his Department or the Competition team have had with potential new investors in Legacy plc.
(151276)
159  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what advice he has sought on the credentials of Teesland plc as participants in the development of the Dome site.
(151272)
160  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many approaches his Department has received from parties potentially interested in the purchase of the Dome site since 1st January
(151275)
161  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when her Department last met executives of (a) Teesland plc, (b) Mr Kevin McCabe and (c) the housebuilding company, Fairbriar; and for what purpose.
(151271)
162  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what deadline has been set for the exchange of contracts with Legacy plc for the sale of the Dome site.
(151273)
163  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 21W, on water meters, if he will publish Ofwat's letter to water companies on water meters and the responses received.
(150661)
164  
  
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 encourage car manufacturers to make and sell cars that run on liquid petroleum gas.
(151263)
165  
  
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 help promote the environmental benefits of liquid petroleum gas to the public.
(151265)
166  
  
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 encourage more petrol stations to sell liquid petroleum gas.
(151264)
167  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what grants are available to owners of older car models to convert their cars to run on liquid petroleum gas.
(151262)
168  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if farm vehicles exempt from vehicle excise licences will be required to display a number plate; and if he will make a statement.
(151158)
169  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the Public Service Vehicle (Condition of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) Regulation 1981 (No. 257), regulations 28(1)(d)(ii) and 28(1)(f) following the judgment made at Colchester County Court on 5th February against Crusader Holidays of Clacton-on-Sea (claim C0005266).
(151157)
170  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much his Department spent in the last year on raising public consciousness concerning the value of recycling.
(151320)
171  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to seek compensation from the contractors responsible for construction work on the Jubilee Line extension.
(151301)
172  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to improve the level of recycling in the United Kingdom.
(151353)
173  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what incentives his Department plans to introduce to assist in the production of community recycling programmes.
(151317)
174  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to improve public awareness of the cost of waste disposal and the importance of recycling.
(151316)
175  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February, Official Report, column 11W, on the Sellafield MOX plant, if he will list the consultants which have been chosen to undertake the review of the revised BNFL economic case for SMP; and if he will place a copy of the BNFL submission in the Library.
(151603)
176  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many wind-farm developments have been granted permission, but are yet to be built by developers in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) the UK as a whole.
(151364)
177  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what Government funding has been received by the Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority since 1997; and what it is to be used for.
(151125)
178  
N  
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made in preparing a draft order under section 16 of the Local Government Act 1999 to liberalise local authorities' powers to engage in trading activities; and when such an order will be published.
(150732)
179  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends to publish revised PPG Note 8 on telecommunications development and the Government's conclusions on proposed changes to part 24 of the General Permitted Development Order.
(151293)
180  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will ensure that local authorities have sufficient resources to cover the above-inflation element of the teachers' pay award without having (a) to levy additional council tax and (b) reduce other services.
(151170)
181  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what powers he has to withhold issue of payment warrants for interest due upon gilt-edged securities to the name of a security holder known to have died.
(151172)
182  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he made it his policy to withhold issue of payment warrants for interest due upon gilt-edged securities after receipt of notification of the death of the security holder and prior to the receipt of the office copy of the grant of probate or administration; what representations he has received on it; what plans he has to review the policy; how many estates hold Treasury stock in respect of which the Bank of England's Registrar's Department delayed issue of payment warrants in compliance with the policy in 2000; if he will estimate the average period between receipt of notification of death and receipt of an office copy grant by the Bank of England's Registrar's Department in 2000 and the consequential delay in issue of payment warrant once interest had contractually become due; what assessment he has made of the total financial benefit to the Treasury from implementation of this policy in 2000; and if he will make it his policy to make compensatory interest at the statutory rate payable in respect of late issue of payment warrants.
(151173)
183  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150881)
184  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what increase in revenue is expected by the use of original death certificates instead of solicitor-certified copies in the administration of estates.
[R] (151175)
185  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the abolition of the use of solicitor-certified copy death certificates.
[R] (151174)
186  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to protect estate assets before the granting of representation is issued.
(151168)
187  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he collated relating to fraudulent practice among solicitors in the administration of estates when solicitor-certified copy death certificates have been used, prior to deciding to end the use of solicitor-certified death certificates.
(151169)
188  
N  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place the Opinion of the Council made under Council Regulation EC No. 1466/97 and Article 99 EC in the Library.
(151118)
189  
N  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to alter the Government's budgetary statement, set out in the Red Book 2000, as it affects public expenditure in the United Kingdom following his discussions with the European Commission and Ecofin about the Opinion of the Council under Regulation EC No. 1466/97 and Article 99EC.
(151117)
190  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the home packs to be provided by sellers, as proposed in the Homes Bill, will be subject to VAT; and if this will be extended to new built homes, otherwise exempt from VAT.
(150993)
191  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151351)
192  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) the number of people on working families tax credit whose hourly earnings fall into the earnings bands (i) £3.70 to £3.90, (ii) £3.91 to £4.11, (iii) £4.12 to £4.32, (iv) £4.33 to £4.53, (v) £4.54 to £4.74, (vi) £4.75 to £4.95, (vii) £4.96 to £5.16, (viii) £5.17 to £5.37, (ix) £5.38 to £5.58, (x) £5.59 to £5.79, (xi) £5.80 to £6.00, (xii) £6.01 to £6.21, (xiii) £6.22 to £6.43, (xiv) £6.44 to £6.64 and (xv) £6.65 to £6.85 and (b) the average award received in each band.
(151426)
193  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the (a) national wage bill and (b) public sector wage bill for 2001-02.
(151369)
194  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many workers earn, excluding overtime, (a) less than £67 per week, (b) between £67 and £72 per week, (c) between £72 and £87 per week and (d) between £335 and £375 per week; and how many of them are (i) women, (ii) part-timers and (iii) disabled.
(151371)
195  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of crediting in those earning between £67 and £72 per week into the national insurance system.
(151425)
196  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the change in revenue resulting from a reduction in the NIC rate by 1 per cent. assuming (a) the upper earnings limit remains as it is, (b) the upper earnings limit is set at the threshold of the higher rate of income tax at £575 per week and (c) the upper earnings limit is abolished.
(151424)
197  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the change in revenue to the Exchequer in the financial year 2001-02 as a result of (a) raising the upper earnings limit on employee national insurance contributions to the threshold of the higher rate of Income tax, (b) removing the upper earnings limit on employee national insurance contributions, (c) extending the 10 per cent. rate of income tax band to £7,272 per year of gross income and implementing it as a restricted allowance, restricted to the basic rate of 22 per cent. and (d) extending the 10 per cent. rate of income tax band to £10,052, and implementing it as a restricted allowance, restricted to the basic rate of 22 per cent. assuming the personal allowance is £7,272.
(151427)
198  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151466)
199  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151513)
200  
  
Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the estimated repayment of tax to charities as a result of the Gift Aid changes implemented in April 2000; and what is the total tax repayable resulting from the Gift Aid scheme to date.
(151363)
201  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what currency (a) UK contributions to the EU budget and (b) EU payments to the UK are made.
(150874)
202  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what officials were instructed to tell other EU governments in respect of Britain's national changeover plan for the single currency and its timing.
(150889)
203  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the net cost per month has been of UK contributions to the EU since January 2000.
(150873)
204  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes he has made in public procurement policy to encourage a greater use of recycled aggregates; and if he will make a statement.
(150681)
205  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been prosecuted for smuggling CITES listed (a) animal species and (b) reptiles into the United Kingdom for each year since 1992.
[Transferred] (151130)
206  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151035)
207  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if, with reference to Protocol 5 of the Maastricht Treaty concerning budget defecits and the document known as the Stability Pact, he will list (a) the last published paper issued by Her Majesty's Government containing the text of the Protocol, (b) the Treaty Base of the Stability Pact and the date on which it was (i) first published and (ii) approved by the Minsterial Council, (c) when it was presented to Parliament, considered by a Committee of either House and reported upon, and (d) the debates held or Resolutions made in respect of the document in either House of Parliament.
(151496)
208  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the percentages of workers on adult rates of pay in part-time employment whose hourly earnings, including and excluding overtime pay are less than (a) £5.11, (b) £6.82, (c) £7.39 and (d) £3.70 in (i) Scotland, (ii) each of the unitary local authority areas in Scotland and (iii) Great Britain, broken down by (1) male manual, (2) male non-manual, (3) all male workers, (4) female manual, (5) female non-manual, (6) all female workers, (7) all manual, (8) all non-manual and (9) all workers.
(151560)
209  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the average weekly earnings, including and excluding overtime, for full-time workers in (a) Scotand, (b) each of the unitary local authority areas in Scotland and (c) Great Britain for (i) all manual, (ii) all non-manual and (iii) all workers.
(151558)
210  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the percentages of full-time workers in (a) Scotand, (b) each of the unitary local auhtority areas in Scotland and (c) Great Britain earning, including and excluding overtime, less than (i) £279.21 per week, (ii) £257.73 per week, (iii) £193.30 per week and (iv) £140 per week for the categories (1) male manual, (2) male non-manual, (3) all male workers, (4) female manual, (5) female non-manual, (6) all female workers, (7) all manual, (8) all non-manual and (9) all workers.
(151559)
211  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much he estimates the Treasury will have saved in the 2000-01 financial year through the withdrawal of the married couple's allowance.
(151010)
212  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has (a) sought and (b) been granted permission by the EU to introduce a user charge for foreign lorries.
(151018)
213  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has received EU permission to introduce lower stamp duty rates in the inner cities, in line with his Pre-Budget statement.
(151041)
214  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the management of Equitable Life regarding the honouring of guaranteed annuities; and if he will make a statement.
(151360)
215  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to include (a) English, (b) Scottish, (c) Welsh and (d) Northern Ireland tick boxes to indicate nationality on the next census form; and if he will make a statement.
(151361)
216  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when, in response to the communication of April 2000 from the EU Commission, Her Majesty's Customs and Excise requested certificates of origin from the Israeli authorities for (a) Ahava cosmetics, (b) dates, (c) carpets from Barkan, (d) wines and (e) any other items; how many such requests were made for each item; how many responses have been received; and if he will list those products on which the European Commission requested a posteriori verification of certificates of origin with the Israeli authorities.
(151134)
217  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the time limit set out in the EU-Israel Association Agreement is for responses from the Israeli authorities to requests for documentation of origin as part of the verification exercise being carried out by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise.
(151135)
218  
N  
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the individuals, firms and financial institutions to which the Bank of England loaned and leased gold between 1995 and 1999; and if he will show in each case the amount of gold loaned or leased.
(151039)
219  
N  
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the individuals, firms and financial institutions to which gold was sold by the Bank of England in auctions conducted since 1st January 1997; and if he will show in each case the amount of gold sold.
(151040)
220  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of total managed expenditure was directly attributable to the public sector wage bill in the last five years for which figures are available.
(151303)
221  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Northavon of 13th February, Official Report, column 104W, on tax rates, what his estimate is of the first year yield of a 50 per cent. income tax rate for gross incomes exceeding £100,000 a year; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of full year capital gains tax yields which are received in the financial year the liability accrues.
(151314)
222  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January to the honourable Member for Northavon, Official Report, column 568W, on children's tax credit, how many taxpayers would be affected by changing the tapers in each of the options.
(151017)
223  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the gain in (a) cash terms and (b) percentage terms for each income decile of people of pension age from change in the level of the basic rate income tax introduced in April 2000.
(151311)
224  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) median gain to pensioners from cutting the basic and lower rates of income tax on (i) savings income, (ii) dividends income, (iii) pension income, (iv) earnings income and (v) all other income to zero; and if he will make a statement.
(151313)
225  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases he has been informed of in which an employer has charged employees for the payment of tax credits; and what action he has taken against the companies involved.
(151458)
226  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost of administering family credit and the working families tax credit was in each year since 1988 broken down, where appropriate, into the costs to central Government and the cost to businesses.
(151461)
227  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what year of income is being used as the basis for assessing pupils' entitlement to the children's tax credit.
(151449)
228  
  
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Egyptian authorities concerning the recent verdict in the El-Kosheh trial.
(151019)
229  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to publicise the UNESCO Clarification of 15th September 2000 relating to allegations of sexual abuse involving youths and children at the ashram of the Sathya Sai movement in Puttaparthi, India.
(151562)
230  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women from the United Kingdom who are detained in prisons overseas.
(151014)
231  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151344)
232  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151500)
233  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151477)
234  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms exist for ensuring that representations made by foreign governments to overseas diplomatic posts are brought to his attention.
(151156)
235  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151025)
236  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February, Official Report, column 47W, on qualified majority voting, if he will list each relevant article of Community treaties which moved to qualified majority voting, together with the topics concerned and the relevant competencies.
(151602)
237  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Indonesia about the allegations of attacks made on Christians in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(151499)
238  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his United States counterpart indicated to him in recent discussions that the National Missile Defense Project could be used to provide protection for the United Kingdom.
(151599)
239  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates representations were made by the European Union to the Government of Israel in the context of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, on human rights related issues since the start of the Al Aqsa intifada; and what responses have been received.
(151136)
240  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been waiting for general surgery in (a) England, (b) the Southend West parliamentary constituency and (c) South Essex Health Authority area for eight weeks or more in (i) 1999-2000 and (ii) 2000-01.
(151254)
241  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statistics his Department collects on the number of patients who die whilst on waiting lists for general surgery.
(151253)
242  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150886)
243  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance on the circumstances under which NHS trust boards should decide (a) disciplinary cases and (b) cases involving amendments of performance.
(150685)
244  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct the National Commission for Care Standards to inspect all establishments for which it is responsible to ensure that (a) resuscitation policies which respect the rights of clients for whom they are responsible are in place, (b) such policies are understood by relevant staff and accessible to them and (c) such policies are subject to robust audit and monitoring arrangements.
(151465)
245  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how and when compliance with Health Service Circular 2000/028-Resuscitation policy will be monitored and audited by his Department; what sanctions will be administered on the NHS trusts which have not complied; and how and when the outcomes of these monitoring activities will be made available to the general public
(151446)
246  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received relating to inaccurate statements or examples in his Department's draft statutory guidance on charging for home or domicillary care.
(150821)
247  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will extend the remit of the requirement outlined in National Health Service Circular 2000/028, to require social services departments and private and voluntary providers to ensure that (a) all appropriate resuscitation policies which respect the rights of clients for whom they are responsible are in place, (b) such policies are understood by relevant staff and accessible to them and (c) such policies are subject to robust audit and monitoring arrangements.
(151464)
248  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 50W, on Christchurch Health Centre, if there was a reserve placed upon the value of the long lease when it was offered at auction; and if he will give instructions for the lease to be sold without reserve.
(151517)
249  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what deficit he estimates for Newcastle (City Health) Trust; what bridging loan have been granted to Newcastle (City Health) Trust; and how these deficits and loans are to be apportioned in respect of its successor authorities.
(150954)
250  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated for bridging support for the Newcastle City Strategic Review in each financial year from 1996-97 to 2001-02; and if he has decided to terminate support from 2002 onwards.
(150955)
251  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many PMS services have been approved in Newcastle City; if these are located in the area of greatest health need; if approval been given for a PMS for asylum seekers in Newcastle; and how this will be funded.
(150953)
252  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the PFI for Newcastle City Hospitals Trust will go to open advertisement for bidders; if he has received a request to prioritise work on the new cancer treatment centre; and if he intends to put the new cancer treatment centre on a faster track for completion.
(150956)
253  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151345)
254  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151506)
255  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government's commitment of an additional £50 million funding for palliative care by 2004 will include taxpayers' support to children's hospices.
(150728)
256  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated value is of the computer contract to provide an electronic book system for hospital appointments.
(151483)
257  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151478)
258  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151145)
259  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what investment he has made with regard for a diagnostic test for vCJD
(151269)
260  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on meat inspection charges in smaller abattoirs.
[R] (150872)
261  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will respond to the honourable Member for Ludlow's letter of 3rd November 2000, referred to him by the Prime Minister, concerning Kidderminster Hospital.
(150869)
262  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the honourable Member for Ludlow's letters of 27th July 2000, 11th November 2000 and 6th December 2000.
(150870)
263  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is being made available to Oxfordshire Ambulance NHS Trust and surrounding trusts to facilitate mergers with neighbouring trusts.
(151569)
264  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding will be provided to Oxfordshire Ambulance NHS Trust for paramedic training and the enhancement of skill levels of paramedics.
(151570)
265  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he received the South East Region ambulance review; and when he made a decision on it.
(151571)
266  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on informing individuals that they have received blood from a donor infected with vCJD; and what assessment he made of compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998 in formulating his policy.
(151309)
267  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the NHS has identified individuals who have received blood from a donor infected with vCJD.
(151308)
268  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the dangers to others posed by individuals who have received blood from a donor infected with vCJD, of (a) donating blood, (b) donating organs and (c) undergoing operational procedures.
(151310)
269  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many referrals from the Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority area have been refused by health trusts in the Northern Area in the last year for which figures are available.
(151007)
270  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, since the publication of the NHS Plan in July 2000, how many health trusts have refused to accept referrals from adjacent primary care groups.
(151008)
271  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is issued to nurses about reporting to the police cases where, in the course of their duty, a nurse strongly suspects a child of being a victim of sexual abuse.
(151355)
272  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of mobile telephone masts on elderly people's and children's health; and what plans he has to carry out research on this in the future.
[Transferred] (150991)
273  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the government advertising campaign to promote MMR take up will begin; and what form it will take.
(151148)
274  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the work of the task force led by Sir William Stewart and announced on 8th December 2000 to carry out research into the effects of mobile phone technology on health.
(151009)
275  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Government has taken to improve accessibility to cancer treatments for patients in Battersea.
(151153)
276  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will establish an NHS Walk-in Centre at Clapham Junction; and if he will make a statement.
(151152)
277  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence he has assessed in relation to the possible subverting of healthy prions in mammals to rogue prions by reaction with organophosphates in the presence of manganese; and what implications such a reaction would have for the use of insecticide lotions in school hair lice eradication programmes.
(151236)
278  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 75W, on organ retention, when he expects the Commission to permit NHS trusts to (a) provide specific information and (b) begin the process of returning organs and tissues to members of the public.
(151215)
279  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151026)
280  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what compensation was paid to Mr James Aldridge for the destruction of Ducketts' Caerphilly cheese under the 1990 Emergency Control Order placing a ban on cheese produced by Ducketts; and what steps he took to ascertain whether Aldridge's cheese came from the same batch of the banned cheese.
(151307)
281  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what threat to public health was posed by the Ducketts' cheese in the possession of Mr James Aldridge.
(151312)
282  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the external legal opinions on which he bases Her Majesty's Government's appeal against the High Court decision that his Department has acted illegally against Mr James Aldridge's cheese making business; and if he will make a statement on the public health reasons for that appeal.
(151302)
283  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the criteria for selecting members of the Registered Authorized Persons (Sterilizers) Panel.
[R] (150677)
284  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of litigation are being considered by the ambulance service relating to work injuries sustained by employees; and what has been the cost of such litigation in each of the last five years,
(150679)
285  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is given to members of the Registered Authorized Persons (Sterilizers) Panel; and if members are required to declare relevant interests.
[R] (150678)
286  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what restrictions exist on butchers to provide meat cutting services to other outlets; and if he will make a statement.
(151358)
287  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to respond to the letters from Mr D. Wardell of Woodmancote, Gloucester, dated 30th November 2000 and 31st December 2000, on the subject of the use of mobile phones.
(151362)
288  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Medical Research Council funded trial to compare sub-thalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease with best medical practice will treat all patients that have an unmet need for deep brain stimulation (a) as part of the trial and (b) outside the trial; and if he will make a statement.
(151454)
289  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce new incentives for patients referred to consultants by their general practitioners to keep their appointments.
(151319)
290  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the National Health Service of clinical waste disposal.
(151318)
291  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account was taken of the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 in the selection of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority to lead the public consultation into the proposed transfer of services and facilities from Harefield Hospital, Middlesex to a new hospital in Paddington.
(151260)
292  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what fees and benefits Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority has received from the Paddington Regeneration Partnership.
(151327)
293  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings of the Board of the Paddington Regeneration Partnership have been attended by members of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority and on what dates.
(151259)
294  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which board members and officers of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority have served on Paddington Regeneration Partnership and received emoluments from it.
(151326)
295  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he has taken since the enactment of the Human Rights Act 1998 of its implications for the exercise of his powers of ministerial decision on proposed developments within the NHS to which community health councils have lodged official objection.
(151257)
296  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and the St. Mary's Paddington NHS Hospital Trust applied to Westminster City Council for outline planning permission for the construction of a new cardio-thoracic hospital alongside St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington.
(151457)
297  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the occasions since 3rd May 1997 when a health authority has applied to a local authority for outline planning permission before public consultation was initiated on the proposed development concerned.
(151258)
298  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the occasions since 3rd May 1997 when an NHS hospital trust applied for outline planning permission before public consultation was initiated on the proposed development concerned; and which NHS hospital trusts were involved.
(151456)
299  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority joined the Paddington Regeneration Partnership.
(151261)
300  
  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the delay in the publication by the Retained Organs Commission of national guidance; and when he expects hospitals to be able to answer the enquiries being made by next of kin.
(151566)
301  
  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many items retained after post mortem have been found at (a) Ashford Hospital, Middlesex and (b) St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey.
(151565)
302  
N  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many exemption certificates have been issued on the grounds of national security since the implementation of the Data Protection Act 1998.
(151119)
303  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths were caused by police cars in each year from 1996 to 2000, broken down by police authority.
(150888)
304  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    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 North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150887)
305  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of serving police constables who are in receipt of working families tax credit.
(151238)
306  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of crimes committed by asylum seekers in each police authority area in each quarter of (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(151237)
307  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits to Peterborough from the siting of a new prison in the city in terms of (a) direct and (b) indirect employment.
(151567)
308  
N  
Mr Jamie Cann (Ipswich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department was informed of allegations about an incident involving Robert Thompson which took place on 16th January 1997; what action was taken; and if he will make a statement.
(151045)
309  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the rules which operate within prisons with regard to smoking by (a) prisoners and (b) prison officers on duty.
(151163)
310  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the suggested format for the new form for postal votes being sent by his Department to electoral registration offices includes a request that those aged 70 years or over should tick a box.
(151519)
311  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are made to prevent prisoners being exposed to tobacco smoke against their will.
(151162)
312  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the asylum application made on 1st April 1997 under Home Office reference M718960LTN/97/259/1L will be determined.
(151432)
313  
  
Mr Paul Clark (Gillingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will publish the criminal justice system business plan for 2001-02.
(151323)
314  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate from the latest British crime survey the percentage of each tenure group classified as (a) owner occupiers, (b) social renters and (c) private renters who are victims of crime in each region and nation of the United Kingdom.
(150994)
315  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were charged with cruelty to animals in England and Wales in each of the last three years.
(151015)
316  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women were electronically tagged in England and Wales at the latest date for which figures are available.
(151012)
317  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported cases involving domestic violence there were in England and Wales during the last 12 months.
(151013)
318  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in each of the last five years in the Metropolitan Police area have been (a) prosecuted and (b) cautioned for making hoax 999 calls.
(150959)
319  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Metropolitan Police log the telephone numbers of callers to the 999 service.
(150958)
320  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and his Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151336)
321  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that electoral registration officers will use only new postal and proxy voting forms which accord with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 2000.
(150726)
322  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) payments made since 1996 and (b) payments due to be made, by his Department to Siemens for the caseworking system for asylum claimants.
(151482)
323  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151515)
324  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151479)
325  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North Constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151142)
326  
  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he has for the future funding of the community relations councils in Scotland.
(151555)
327  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many held asylum seekers have been returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo in each month of the last two years.
(151289)
328  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the granting of exceptional leave to remain for asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(151268)
329  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 606W, on passport fraud, in how many cases of fraudulent issuing of British passports his Deparment's staff were involved.
(151357)
330  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes have been made to (a) procedures, (b) methods and (c) equipment for drug testing in prisons since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(150982)
331  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons who are subject to a community court order are (a) male and over 65 years of age and (b) female and over 60 years of age.
(150981)
332  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change conditions of eligibility for asylum seekers to apply for maternity provision.
(150967)
333  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons maternity grants for asylum seekers are issued in the form of vouchers.
(150964)
334  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons maternity grants in the form of vouchers for asylum seekers are deemed to expire after one month.
(150965)
335  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which languages advice for asylum seekers making an application for maternity benefits is published.
(150963)
336  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change the provision afforded to asylum seekers who apply for maternity grants.
(150966)
337  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list funding allocations from his Department to (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) the Borough of Camden for each year since May 1997.
(150960)
338  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance is afforded to asylum seekers wishing to make an application for maternity benefits.
(150962)
339  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 27th December 2000, with regard to Mrs Vida Obiri (Vida Obiri Yeboah-Burgess).
(151278)
340  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the amounts of annual payments for 2000-01 made to police authorities will be published.
(150686)
341  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the correspondence sent by his Department in 2000 to chief constables asking them to submit claims for special grants to cover costs incurred by the petrol crisis.
(150687)
342  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will re-classify grandchildren as family members for the purposes of the regulations governing visits to prisoners.
(151442)
343  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to provide for a memorial day in recognition of the Armenian massacre in the early 20th century.
(151438)
344  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners had successfully completed (a) an offending behaviour programme and (b) a sex offender treatment programme by the most recent date for which figures are available.
(151249)
345  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he personally took the decision to grant the naturalisation application for Mr S. P. Hinduja.
(151247)
346  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners he estimates will have completed (a) an offending behaviour programme and (b) a sex offenders treatment programme by 31st March; and if he will make a statement.
(151248)
347  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases in which the defendant chose trial by jury (a) ended in terminations without a formal decision of the court and (b) resulted in a court decision in each year since 1990.
(150680)
348  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the number of street robberies which (a) involved and (b) did not involve the theft of a mobile phone for every quarter since 1999 in Battersea; and if he will make a statement.
(151150)
349  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action the Government has taken to bring the number of police officers in Wandsworth up to its establishment, with special reference to Battersea.
(151151)
350  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151027)
351  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies for prison officers were filled in each institution in the North West of England between July 2000 and the latest date for which information is available.
(151235)
352  
  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new police recruits there were in (a) the Thames Valley Police Force, (b) the Hertfordshire Constabulary, (c) the Essex Police Force, (d) the Kent County Constabulary, (e) the Surrey Police Force, (f) the Hampshire Constabulary, (g) the Sussex Police Force and (h) England and Wales in the period (i) 1st May 1994 to 30th April 1995, (ii) 1st May 1995 to 30th April 1996, (iii) 1st May 1996 to 30th April 1997, (iv) 1st May 1997 to 30th April 1998, (v) 1st May 1998 to 30th April 1999, (vi) 1st May 1999 to 30th April 2000 and (vii) since 1st May 2000.
(151120)
353  
  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police houses were sold in the periods (a) 1st May 1994 to 30th April 1995, (b) 1st May 1995 to 30th April 1996, (c) 1st May 1996 to 30th April 1997, (d) 1st May 1997 to 30th April 1998, (e) 1st May 1998 to 30th April 1999, (f) 1st May 1999 to 30th April 2000 and (g) since 1st May 2000, (i) in England and Wales, (ii) by Surrey Police Force, (iii) by Kent County Constabulary, (iv) by Thames Valley Police Force, (v) by Hertfordshire Constabulary, (vi) by Essex Police Force, (vii) by Hampshire Constabulary and (viii) by Sussex Police Force.
(151116)
354  
  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review his policy on the sale of police housing.
(151121)
355  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent reports he has received from Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary on the cost effectiveness of police trawling investigations relating to child abuse allegations.
(151277)
356  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of boards of visitors for prisons in England and Wales were serving magistrates in each of the last five years.
(151494)
357  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of board of visitors places in each prison establishment were not filled at the latest date for which figures are available.
(151491)
358  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) gender and (b) ethnic breakdown was for members of boards of visitors for prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(151492)
359  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of members of boards of visitors in England and Wales were aged (a) under 30 years, (b) between 30 and 39 years, (c) between 40 and 49 years, (d) between 50 and 59 years and (e) over 60 years in each of the last five years.
(151493)
360  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the boards of visitors which have published their annual report in each of the last five years.
(151495)
361  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people serve on each board of visitors for prisons in England and Wales.
(151490)
362  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are employed in prison workshops and other employment in total and in each category of prison; and if he will make a statement.
(151209)
363  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much time on average prisoners spent unlocked (a) per weekday and (b) per day per weekend, in (i) each category of prison and (ii) in the prison service as a whole in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(151208)
364  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners work a full eight-hour day; and if he will make a statement.
(151214)
365  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the prison population of England and Wales is; how many prisoners are (a) on remand and (b) serving sentences of one month or less; and if he will make a statement.
(151177)
366  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisons operate industrial workshops; how many prisoners are employed in such workshops; what the income and expenditure of each prison workshop is; and if he will make a statement.
(151210)
367  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in relation to his plan to introduce juxtaposed entry controls at Eurostar terminals, when the first immigration officers will be stationed in France; if the scheme requires new manpower for the Immigration Service Ports Directorate; from which areas officers will be redeployed to staff the scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(151211)
368  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assaults by prisoners on (a) staff, (b) prisoners and (c) other people took place in prisons and resulted in a positive disciplinary adjudication in (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99, (iv) 1999-2000, and (v) the period since 1st April 2000; how many prisoners and what percentage of the average prison population during the relevant period this represented; and if he will make a statement.
(151212)
369  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many assaults by prisoners, expressed as a percentage of the average prison population, occurred on (a) staff (b) prisoners and (c) other people and resulted in positive disciplinary adjudication in (i) all prisons, (ii) local male prisons and (iii) young offender institutions in (A) 1996-97, (B) 1998-99 (C) 1999-2000 and (D) the period since April 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(151213)
370  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and her Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if she will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151338)
371  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the IT projects her Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if she will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151474)
372  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the IT projects currently undertaken in her Department; and if she will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151507)
373  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of the severe weather in Mongolia this winter on the country's economy; and what steps her Department is taking to assist those adversely affected.
(151315)
374  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the Ministers in her Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151028)
375  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to reduce the rate at which tropical rain forests are being destroyed.
(150727)
376  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) men and (b) women who were appointed a justice of the peace for the Greater London area during the last 12 months were from an ethnic minority background.
[Transferred] (151016)
377  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and his Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151339)
378  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the IT projects the Lord Chancellor's Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151467)
379  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151514)
380  
  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals there are to amend the Lord Chancellor's Department departmental expenditure limit and running costs limits for 2000-01.
(151285)
381  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151030)
382  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his estimate is of the total financial awards from successful civil cases funded by legal aid in the latest financial year for which figures are available.
(151549)
383  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the potential savings arising from the Community Legal Service receiving a portion of the damages awarded in civil cases funded by legal aid.
(151548)
384  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151350)
385  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151508)
386  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151472)
387  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151031)
388  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list the Ministers in her Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151032)
389  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy to require the House of Lords Appointments Commission to give to rejected applicants for the people's peerage the reasons for their rejection if so requested.
(151200)
390  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, what the value was of the interview expenses of applicants for a people's peerage; and how many applicants declined to be reimbursed.
(151201)
391  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy to require the House of Lords Appointments Commission to include in its recommendations for people's peerages, in the next round of applications, individuals who live in council or social housing.
(151219)
392  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy for the application forms of applicants for a people's peerage in future rounds to be deposited in the Library.
(151218)
393  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if those selected as people's peers are expected to be broadly representative of the social class and educational background of the population of the United Kingdom.
(151203)
394  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list the first part of the post codes of (a) applicants for a people's peerage and (b) those invited to interview.
(151202)
395  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy to require the House of Lords Appointments Commission to request details from applicants for a people's peerage of how many domestic properties they own.
(151217)
396  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy to require the House of Lords Appointments Commission to consider and invite for interview applicants for a people's peerage who are or were engaged in a manual occupation.
(151204)
397  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met representatives of Quintain Estates.
(151428)
398  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what steps he took at the time the Hammond Inquiry was established to ensure that the Cabinet Secretary made public his meetings with the Hinduja brothers.
(150835)
399  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the meeting between the Cabinet Secretary and the Hinduja brothers in July 1998.
(150832)
400  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions between 1st January 1989 and 30th April 1997 when senior civil servants met the Hinduja brothers; and if he will make a statement.
(150830)
401  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what factors underlay his decision not to ask the Cabinet Secretary to lead the inquiry into the passport applications by the Hinduja brothers.
(150829)
402  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if (a) he and (b) the Cabinet Secretary (i) have given and (ii) will be giving evidence to the Hammond Inquiry.
(150836)
403  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what criteria are applied to determine whether it is appropriate for the Cabinet Secretary to meet persons external to government.
(150834)
404  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what independent mechanisms exist to ensure that those with responsibility for the Hammond Inquiry are not in a position to influence the content of the final report in respect of their roles.
(150831)
405  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the public expenditure incurred on the provision of hospitality for the Prime Minister's (a) official guests, (b) private guests other than family members and (c) family members at Chequers in each of the last 10 years.
(151431)
406  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the public expenditure incurred on refurbishment of the Prime Minister's private apartments at Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street in each of the last 10 years.
(151430)
407  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Prime Minister, when Her Majesty's Government was consulted by the Office of the Irish Taoiseach concerning his planned visit to Scotland on 11th February.
(150822)
408  
N  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings):    To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason he has not corrected, in line with Chapter I (iii) of the Ministerial Code, the inaccurate answer, concerning the number of extra students in further and higher education since the Government came into office, recorded in the Official Report of 8th February, column 1178.
(151171)
409  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many written approvals he has issued of overseas visits by special advisers accompanying a Minister since May 1997.
(151561)
410  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if she will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151349)
411  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the IT projects currently undertaken in her Department; and if she will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151509)
412  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the IT projects her Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if she will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151470)
413  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when her Department was first informed of the projected visit to Scotland of the Irish Taoiseach to unveil a memorial at Carfin on 11th February.
(150828)
414  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when her Department was first informed that the honourable Member for Motherwell and Wishaw had written to the Irish Consul in Edinburgh to urge the Irish Taoiseach to cancel his visit to Scotland on 11th February.
(150824)
415  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions (a) she and (b) her predecessor had with the honourable Member for Motherwell and Wishaw prior to his writing to the Irish Consul in Edinburgh urging the Irish Taoiseach to cancel his visit to Scotland on 11th February, concening the contents of that letter.
(150825)
416  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when, and by whom, her Department was first informed that the planned visit to Scotland of the Irish Taoiseach due to take place on 11th February had been cancelled.
(150823)
417  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when her Department was first informed of the content and nature of the letter written by the honourable Member for Motherwell and Wishaw urging the Irish Taoiseach to cancel his visit to Scotland on 11th February.
(150826)
418  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what consultations took place between her Department and (a) the Scottish Executive and (b) the Irish Government concerning the planned visit to Scotland of the Irish Taoiseach to unveil a memorial at Carfin on 11th February; and when such consultations first took place.
(150827)
419  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he will answer the Question from the honourable Member for Glasgow, Shettleston Reference Number 146986 tabled for Answer on 22nd January.
(151164)
420  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many electors there are in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland as per the electoral registers published on 15th February.
(151167)
421  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150880)
422  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many new severe disablement allowance awards were made each month since March 2000.
(151166)
423  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) percentage of single pensioners with gross weekly incomes of between (i) £78 and £134, and (ii) £122 and £134; and if he will estimate the (1) number and (2) percentage of pensioner couples with gross weekly incomes of between (A) £124 and £200 and (B) £188 and £200.
(151137)
424  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when Mr Smith of Ferndown will receive his winter fuel payment; and when Mrs Smith will receive her winter fuel payment for 1998 and 1999.
(151433)
425  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the identity of the private sector partner contracted to process claims for winter fuel payments for customers not already in receipt of a benefit; and what are (a) the terms of the contract in respect of the timescale for processing claims; and (b) the contractual arrangements for ensuring that the published helpline telephone number can cope with every enquiry from the public.
(151434)
426  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Copeland constituency, the effect of his Department's policy initiatives and actions since May 1997 on pensioners living in Copeland, indicating (a) the numbers and (b) the percentage of pensioners who have been affected in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(150676)
427  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, under what circumstances the Child Support Agency becomes involved in child maintenance cases.
(151441)
428  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when and how often child support cases are reviewed by the Child Support Agency.
(151440)
429  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many complaints were lodged against the Child Support Agency in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01; and for what reasons they were lodged.
(151444)
430  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151348)
431  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the saving were that the Debt Accounting and Management System was projected to achieve in (a) the first year of operation and (b) each of the four subsequent years.
(151484)
432  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what funds have been allocated by his Department for the strategic debt solution for each year between 1990-2000 and 2002-03.
(151486)
433  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will calculate for someone on earnings of £15,000 (a) the size of a contracted out rebate for a final salary occupational scheme and (b) the proportion of the national insurance contribution for someone on earnings of £15,000 that is contributed to SERPS if they are not contracted out.
(151489)
434  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will calculate the outstanding liability to SERPS for each of the next 40 years if all workers turning 25 years were automatically contracted out of SERPS at the standard occupational pension rate.
(150729)
435  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the strategic debt solution began operation.
(151488)
436  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the sums allocated to the Debt Accounting and Management System were in each year of its design and implementation.
(151485)
437  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151481)
438  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the private sector firms with which he has contracts for the strategic debt solution, stating in each case the monetary value and nature of the contract.
(151487)
439  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will update the table, using the latest statistical information his Department has, stating sources in each case, published on 9th November 1998, Official Report, column 96W.
(150877)
440  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151510)
441  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claims outstanding resulting from failures in the NIRS2 computer system remain to be processed; and what his estimate is of the timescales within which these will receive attention and payments be made.
(151147)
442  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North Constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151141)
443  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the child poverty levels in the Jarrow constituency were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.
(151006)
444  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151033)
445  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many complaints were made against the Benefits Agency in regard to disability living allowance in each of the last three years; how many such cases have been investigated by the Ombudsman; in how many cases was compensation awarded; and what the (a) highest and (b) average level of compensation was.
(150594)
446  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the Benefits Agency's role is in promoting benefits take-up.
(151365)
447  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what action the Government is taking to ensure an improvement in benefits take-up.
(151366)
448  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much the Government has allocated to promote benefits take-up; and how this money is spent.
(151367)
449  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has for funding the Citizens Advice Bureau from the Benefits Agency for promoting benefits take-up.
(151368)
450  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what studies his Department has undertaken on (a) privatising industrial injuries compensation and (b) the cost and extent of existing employer financed industrial injuries insurance.
(151322)
451  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the savings in means tested social security payments to his Department of a lone parent with one child aged over 11 leaving unemployment and entering a job that pays (a) £20,000 per annum and (b) £7,500 per annum.
(151545)
452  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Lewes of 30th January, Official Report, column 140W, concerning industrial injuries benefits, what proportion of such benefits are industrial injuries compensation.
(151321)
453  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the revenue savings from reducing the period during which a jobseeker's allowance claimant can turn down a job without losing benefit to eight weeks.
(151546)
454  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many widows and widowers will lose benefits due to the receipt of compensation payable to former Japanese prisoners of war and their families.
(151294)
455  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people have been sent letters inviting them to apply for the minimum income guarantee; how many tear-off slips have been returned; how many of the letters have resulted in a successful claim; how many people have contacted the minimum income guarantee helpline; how many claims have been submitted as a result of a helpline inquiry; and how many of the helpline inquiries have resulted in a successful claim.
(151497)
456  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the adjudication and operations circulars and guidelines that have been issued to local Benefits Agency offices since May 1997 and place copies of these in the Library.
(151452)
457  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will place results of the pilot stage of the Targeting Fraud television advertising campaign in the Library.
(151455)
458  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the total cost of advertising campaigns run by his Department and its agencies in each year since 1992 and the projected cost for the current year.
(151453)
459  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, for what reason he has released a Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Adjudication and Operations Circular numbered F00.
(151450)
460  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list each change to Social Security regulations since May 1997.
(151451)
461  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151347)
462  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Solicitor General, what guidance is issued to the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the prosecution of those involved in illegal sexual acts performed on underage children.
(151356)
463  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151029)
464  
  
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement on the matters discussed, and the content of and conclusions from those discussions during his visit to the Cheshire offices of the Crown Prosecution Service in Chester on Friday 16th February.
(151286)
465  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    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 North East Derbyshire constituency, the effect on North East Derbyshire of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(150883)
466  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to determine the accuracy of the annual returns made in each of the last six years by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation Ltd, Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 Registration No. 28488 R.
(151267)
467  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he received a statement of intent of Japanese electricity utilities relating to the fabrication of mixed oxide fuel; and if he will place a copy of the statement in the Library.
(151563)
468  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who is heading the inquiry into the premature disclosure of the White Paper on Enterprise, Skills and Innovation; what are its terms of reference; and from whom evidence is to be sought.
(151220)
469  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when, and by what means, he intends to report to the House on the outcome of his investigations into how the details of the White Paper on Enterprise Skills and Innovation appeared in the press before the White Paper had been published.
(151216)
470  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value of sales of depleted uranium materials by BNFL was in each year since 1990.
(151042)
471  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Morecambe and Lunesdale of 12th February, Official Report, column 20W, if Universal Banking Services will be registered as a bank or be subject to prudential regulation; if the Post Office card account will permit (a) phased withdrawals of benefits due and (b) the setting up of direct debits to councils and public utilities; and if the card account and Universal Banking Services will have a single payment system manager.
(150973)
472  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he has declared that clergy can be deemed to be employees under section 23 of the Employment Relations Act 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(150992)
473  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if export licences have been granted for the export of (a) depleted uranium materials and (b) manufactured products of which depleted uranium materials form part; and how many such licences were granted and in which years.
(151043)
474  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many contracts that were due to be settled in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 for the Export Credits Guarantee Department are still outstanding; and if he will make a statement.
(150949)
475  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) short term and (b) long term projects the Export Credits Guarantee Department estimates it will underwrite in the current financial year; and what are the values of each project.
(150950)
476  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which 10 countries have received the highest level of Exports Credits Guarantee Department cover; and what was the value of credit attached to each country in 1999-2000.
(150952)
477  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) short term and (b) long term projects in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01 the Export Credits Guarantee Department underwrote; and what was the total value of each project in each year.
(150951)
478  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 652W, if he is in a position to report on the recommendations of the North-West Science and Daresbury Development group.
(151284)
479  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the contracts that exist between SERCO and the Department, its executive agencies and associated public bodies; and if he will list those which have existed in the last three years.
(151346)
480  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the safety impact on residents in the North of Scotland on the decommissioning of Dounreay.
(150938)
481  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151480)
482  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151511)
483  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will provide a more detailed breakdown of the £5,512,000 expenditure by Ofgen in 2000-01 on the regions.
(151178)
484  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Norwich North constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(151144)
485  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations his Department has made to the European Commission regarding the Everything but Arms proposal; and if he will make a statement.
(150980)
486  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the content and timetabling of the forthcoming draft bill on strategic arms exports; and what discussions he has had with non-governmental organisations.
(150970)
487  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if monitoring of the end-use of UK arms will be covered in the forthcoming draft legislation on strategic arms exports.
(150971)
488  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his policy is on the reform of WTO's Trips Agreement to improve poor people's access to essential drugs and medicines.
(150969)
489  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the implementation of the WTO's Trips Agreement.
(150968)
490  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many subpost offices have closed in each quarter since 1990 in Essex; and how many have been newly established.
(151459)
491  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on progress made by the Radiocommunications Agency in its audit of mobile phone base stations and masts and the assessment of emissions from them.
[Transferred] (151129)
492  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the Ministers in his Department who visited any of the constituencies which are in the Peterborough Unitary Authority area between 1st January 2000 and 14th February 2001, indicating in each case (a) the date of the visit, (b) the constituencies included in the visit and (c) if the local honourable Member met the Minister.
(151034)
493  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what conditions were attached to the grant of £250 million to Rolls Royce.
(151149)
494  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the incident that occurred at the high level radioactive waste storage tanks at Sellafield in January; and what report he has received from the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in respect of the incident.
(151598)
495  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many withdrawals of nuclear materials from safeguards applied under the tripartite UK-Euratom-IAEA Voluntary Safeguards Agreement there have been since 1st February 2000; and if he will indicate the number which were permanent.
(151600)
496  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been allocated to the insurance liability fund set aside to underwrite accidents at United Kingdom nuclear facilities; and what steps have been taken to increase the amount of compensation available under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965.
(151601)
497  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on encouraging the provision of ultra-low sulphur fuel.
(150688)
498  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government funding has been allocated for (a) the market stimulation and (b) research into the development of renewable fuels.
(151123)
499  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the organisations that received public funding for research into the development of renewable fuels spent the money on in each year (a) between 1992 and 1997 and (b) since 1997; how much they received; and if he will list the organisations.
(151124)
500  
  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will respond to the report of the Near Earth Objects Task Force headed by Dr Harry Atkinson.
(151266)
501  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what level of cover the Export Credits Guarantee Department has provied for the Vishakhapatnam project in Andra Pradesh; on what date this cover was provided; and if he will make a statement.
(151205)
502  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on which dates (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in the Export Credits Guarantee Department held meetings with (i) the HNP Corporation and (ii) International Power regarding the Vishakhapatnam project in Andra Pradesh; if he will place the minutes of such meetings in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(151206)
503  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date and by which organisation the Export Credits Guarantee Department was first approached for export cover for the Vishakhapatnam project in Andra Pradesh; and if he will make a statement.
(151207)
504  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will undertake an inquiry into the practice of companies importing manufactured ceramic products from outside the EU, decorating such products and adding to them a made in England back stamp; and if he will make a statement.
(151544)
505  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the IT projects currently undertaken in his Department; and if he will state the (a) expected completion date and (b) cost of each project.
(151512)
506  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the (a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost.
(151471)
507  
N  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the quality of sports facilities in primary schools.
[Question Unstarred] (149386)
508  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list those major road schemes which were provisionally accepted in the 1999 local transport financial settlement, indicating for each whether they have (a) been given full approval, (b) require further work or (c) have been subsequently rejected.
[Transferred] (161557)
509  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will relax ownership rules for local radio stations.
[Transferred] (151550)


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