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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 27 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 27 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the total expenditure by his Department on flood prevention was for (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03 and (d) 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.
(150419)
2  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she will reply to the letter of 13th September 2000 from the honourable Member for Banff of Buchan regarding his constituent Mr E. Keith.
(151228)
3  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his estimate is of the number of dancing schools in (a) London and (b) England and Wales; if he will break them down by styles of dance predominantly taught; what funding is available for ethnic minority schools of dancing; and what the level of public expenditure was on each variety of dance in each of the past five years.
(151627)
4  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions have taken place between (a) government officials and (b) ministers and British companies about the latters' participation in National Missile Defence projects.
(151608)
5  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will announce the conclusions of the Review of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.
(151044)
6  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people have started (a) the employment option, (b) the environmental task force option, (c) the voluntary sector option and (d) the full-time education and training option of the New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds since implementation, by unit of delivery; and how many left for (i) unsubsidised employment, (ii) other benefits, (iii) other known destinations and (iv) unknown destinations at the latest date for which figures are available.
(151573)
7  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many applications have been (a) received for the Fast Track Learning programme, (b) accepted on application, (c) accepted on appeal, (d) rejected on application and (e) rejected on appeal.
(151610)
8  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, where, and in what form, academic requirements for the Fast Track Learning programme were published prior to its launch; and what changes have been made to the requirements subsequently.
(151609)
9  
N  
Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the total expenditure of his Department on flood prevention work was (a) through local authority finance, (b) through all forms of central government finance for (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02, (iii) 2002-03 and (iv) 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.
(150418)
10  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received on reform of the planning appeals process contained in DETR circular 05/200 relating to rights of third parties to see and comment on the submissions of others made to the Planning Inspectorate.
(151607)
11  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what strategy he has for ensuring that all council and housing association tenants have a secure environment; and what funds are being allocated to it.
(151533)
12  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what percentage of waste was recycled in (a) Great Britain and (b) each local authority in 2000.
(151299)
13  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made following the closure of consultation on the regulation of mobile telecommunications masts; and if he will make a statement.
(151612)
14  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated percentage reduction will be in the total tax bill for an individual earning (a) £10,000, (b) £15,000, (c) £20,000, (d) £25,000, (e) £30,000 and (f) £35,000 as a result of the proposed children's tax credit.
(151226)
15  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the categories are of comparable expenditure by English and other UK departments used in the calculation of the Barnett formula; what the total expenditure is in each of these categories; what share of that spending is allocated to Scotland; what the spending from each category is allocated to Scotland; and what the total amount in each category is in cash terms in each year for which figures are available.
(151221)
16  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what percentage of taxpayers in Scotland earned income over (a) £30,000, (b) £40,000, (c) £35,000, (d) £45,000, (e) £50,000, (f) £60,000, (g) £70,000, (h) £80,000, (i) £90,000 and (j) £100,000 in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(151222)
17  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the underspend in each financial year in the total budget of UK departments as a percentage of the UK budget; and what the equivalent figures are for the Scottish DEL for each year for which figures are available since 1971.
(151223)
18  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total share of the annual budget of each of the UK departments accounted for by labour costs.
(151224)
19  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the public sector capital projects involving private finance (a) completed, (b) planned and (c) underway, indicating the start dates and estimated completion dates of each; what total estimated capital investment is included in these projects; what annual public expenditure is required to service these projects in cash terms for each year of their life; and what the total lifetime cost is of (i) each project, (ii) each sector's projects and (iii) in total in cash terms.
(151225)
20  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many in year amendments were made to the UK budget in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) transfers between departments, (b) new resources, (c) transfers from reserve and (d) other transfers, across all departments.
(151227)
21  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the basis is for the calculation of the allocation of resource placed at the disposal of the Scottish Executive for meeting capital charges under the new system of resource account budgeting; and how this sum will be accommodated in future years.
(151229)
22  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) the total amount of the UK reserve in cash and real terms, (b) the annual draw on the reserve in cash and real terms and (c) the annual draw by the Scottish Office and Scotland Office in cash and real terms was in each year since 1971.
(151230)
23  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the changes to the tax system that have benefited working families since 1997.
(151618)
24  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the take-up level of the working families tax credit in (a) Glasgow, (b) Scotland and (c) the United Kingdom.
(151616)
25  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what resources he has made available to publicise and promote the new children's tax credit; and if he will make extra resources available to increase the number of telephone advisers on the helpline.
(151620)
26  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families are expected to receive the new children's tax credit in the Glasgow parliamentary constitutences in the next financial year.
(151619)
27  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the married couples allowance.
(151617)
28  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on (a) the number of calls handled by the new children's tax credit helpline and (b) the level of staffing and resources allocated for the helpline.
(151621)
29  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) average change in absolute net income and (b) the percentage of net income per recipient household of working families tax credit if it were tapered away from the higher rate tax payers on a comparable basis as children's tax credit.
(151572)
30  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue CCTA have raised through commissions paid on sales facilitated by (a) G-cat and (b) S-cat in each of the last five financial years.
(151535)
31  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of orders placed through (a) G-cat and (b) S-cat have exceeded £200,000 in the last year for which figures are available.
(151534)
32  
N  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to meet the new Israeli administration to discuss the Middle East peace process.
(149735)
33  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of prescriptions in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151524)
34  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a National Service Framework for Children will be developed by the NHS.
(151375)
35  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish a response to the submissions received on his consultation document on the physical punishment of children.
(151377)
36  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are supported in the same way as children ordinarily resident in the UK under the Children Act 1989.
(151379)
37  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were awaiting NHS treatment on 1st January in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(151521)
38  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage of gross domestic product that Britain spent on health expenditure was in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151525)
39  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if full multidisciplinary investigations are carried out in accident and emergency departments of all cases where babies have been shaken.
(151374)
40  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what systems are in place to ensure early detection of post-natal depression in mothers of young babies; and what support is given to such mothers.
(151376)
41  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information on specific treatment services provided to children at risk of abusing other children within the Quality Protects Programme is available.
(151378)
42  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future programme for research into the incidence and prevalence of child maltreatment in the UK.
(151380)
43  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151523)
44  
N  
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list adverse events in NHS hospitals involving (a) erroneous intrathecal injections that should have been given intravenously, (b) erroneous intravenous injections that should have been given intrathecally and (c) other injection errors in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999 and (iii) 2000.
(151605)
45  
N  
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the adverse events in NHS hospitals involving the use of (a) an anaesthetic and (b) nitrous oxide in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999 and (iii) 2000.
(151604)
46  
N  
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice and Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people (a) have died while on the waiting list for an operation and (b) have been removed from the waiting list as a result of death in each of the last three years .
(151606)
47  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS paid in compensation payments in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(151287)
48  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of health expenditure was spent on NHS administration in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151527)
49  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency units were in operation in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151531)
50  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of eye tests was in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151528)
51  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds in NHS hospitals there were in each year since 1979; and if he wlll make a statement.
(151522)
52  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of a session of dental treatment was in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
(151530)
53  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS vacancies there were for (a) doctors, (b) health visitors, (c) professions allied to medicine and (d) nurses and midwives; and how many such posts in each category have been vacant for three nonths in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(151300)
54  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were recruited in each year since 1983; and if he will make a statement.
(151529)
55  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and (b) ancillary workers there were in each year from 1979 to 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(151526)
56  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average sum of money is allocated per serving police officer for training within the Metropolitan Police Force in the current financial year.
(151614)
57  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training police staff are required to undertake prior to being involved in child abuse enquiries.
(151615)
58  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many burglaries and personal attacks for residents of (a) housing blocks owned by local authorities and housing associations and (b) privately owned houses there were in the last 12 months.
(151532)
59  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list each initiative to date in each year since the start of the Crime Reduction Fund indicating (a) the current amount budgeted in each year to date, (b) the initial amount budgeted in each year to date and (c) the total expended in each year of the initiative to date; and if he will make a statement.
(151624)
60  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure the availability and use of sex offender treatment programmes for offenders convicted of offences relating to the viewing and distributing of child pornography including via the internet; and if he will make a statement.
(151622)
61  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on agreeing service level agreement standards for Prison Service establishments; and if he will make a statement.
(151623)
62  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum in the UK have been rejected on non-compliance grounds in each of the last three years; and how many of those claims have subsequently been given substantive consideration (a) prior to an appeal hearing and (b) following a successful appeal.
(151625)
63  
  
Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many football-related offences there were in each of the last six years.
(151626)
64  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings he has had with representatives of the chemical industry in the last 12 months; and what future health and environment legislation was discussed at them.
(151298)
65  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, how much was spent on (a) renovation, (b) repair, (c) improvements and (d) additions to the residential flats for his occupation at 10 or 11 Downing Street in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99 and (iii) 1999-2000; and what his estimate is for 2000-01.
(151373)
66  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the total expenditure on 10 Downing Street and the Prime Minister's office was, in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000; and what his estimate is for 2000-01.
(151372)
67  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the final net costs of the Horizon swipecard project to eliminate social security fraud to (a) public funds, (b) the Post Office and (c) the commercial promoters.
(151611)
68  
  
Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is being undertaken to assess the safety of radiation levels from telecommunication masts.
[Transferred] (151628)
69  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many of the cases referred to the CPS as part of Operation Care were (a) accepted and (b) refused; and what the main reasons for refusal were.
[Transferred] (151613)


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