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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 28 February 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 28 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
WEDNESDAY 28th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if BSE prions are live in rendered material produced under the OTMS.
(151809)
2  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if farmers who previously received hill livestock compensatory allowance but now do not qualify for hill farm allowance will receive transitional support this year.
(151743)
3  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for health of the decision to move to a policy of rendering carcasses killed under the OTMS prior to incineration; and if he will make a statement.
(151810)
4  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when his Department notified farmers of the stocking densities affecting their eligibility for hill farm allowance.
(151742)
5  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what analysis his Department has made of the costs of (a) rendering carcasses killed under the OTMS prior to incineration and (b) direct incineration of such carcasses.
(151817)
6  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much meat and bonemeal has been created as a result of rendering carcasses culled under the OTMS.
(151781)
7  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farmers previously eligible for hill livestock compensatory allowance he estimates will not qualify for hill farm allowance.
(151741)
8  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much meat and bonemeal has been disposed of via (a) direct incineration and (b) rendering followed by incineration in each year since the establishment of the OTMS.
(151782)
9  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what powers he has to regulate the use in compost of (a) cooked crab waste, (b) cooked shell fish and fish waste, (c) uncooked shell fish and fish waste, (d) cooked meat waste, (e) uncooked meat waste, (f) mixed cooked catering waste, (g) mixed uncooked catering waste and (h) domestic kitchen waste for use on (i) grazing and (ii) growing land.
(151740)
10  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions regarding the Government's Waste Strategy, with regard to composting and the implications of the Animal By-products Order 1999.
(151744)
11  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what inspections are carried out, and by whom, on meat imports from (a) EU countries and (b) other countries.
(151672)
12  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received calling for imported pig products to match the same health and hygiene standards of the UK's domestic pig industry.
(151670)
13  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received concerning the impact on marketing and sale of British pork products of the decision by the Advertising Standards Agency to ban Meat and Livestock Commission newspaper advertisements for the British pig industry.
(151669)
14  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what studies he has undertaken to assess the effects of closure of abattoirs on (a) direct farm sales and farmers' market sales, (b) the viability of independent butchers, (c) the viability of (i) small, (ii) medium and (iii) large livestock farms, (d) the animal welfare implications and the costs of transporting livestock extra distances to abattoirs and (e) the number of jobs lost through closure.
(151821)
15  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what review has been carried out by his Department's officials in order that producers' organisations recognised prior to 1995 satisfy EC Regulation 1762/96; and if he will list the proportion of total production by weight, attributable to each producers' organisation for its economic area.
(151536)
16  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what matters she has recently discussed in the British-Irish Council; and if she will make a statement.
(149964)
17  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he established the Office for Standards of Casework; what its mission, purpose and objectives are; and if he will publish its key targets and achievement matrix.
(151231)
18  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the telephone and simcard of Juliet McBride is in the possession of the Ministry of Defence Police at Aldermaston; if the text and other messages have been transcribed or recorded; if the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police has appointed (a) a Ministry of Defence Police officer or (b) an officer from another force to investigate; and if he will make a statement.
(151288)
19  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what standard of heat insulation is specified for pipework in PFI projects in his Department.
(151658)
20  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the medical records of a member of the armed services have been declared lost in each year since 1992.
(151811)
21  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the Gulf Veterans' Medical Assessment Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(151814)
22  
  
Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the assets disposed of by his Department at Rosyth, indicating in each case the nature of the asset, the date of its disposal and the sum realised on disposal.
(151652)
23  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much local discretionary funding was allocated to each of the learning and skills councils for 2001-02; and what proportion of total funding allocated to each learning and skills council this amount represents.
(151667)
24  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much funding was given to the higher education sector in each year since 1990 (a) in total and (b) per student.
(151001)
25  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how may people have benefited from the New Deal, by parliamentary consitutency, in Northern Ireland broken down by gender who are (a) young unemployed, (b) long term unemployed, (c) disabled and (d) lone parents.
(151000)
26  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many teachers have been given golden hellos broken down by (a) gender, (b) number of UCAS points and (c) age.
(151003)
27  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what standard of heat insulation is specified for pipework in PFI projects in his Department.
(151655)
28  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to establish training and financial support structures for existing voluntary organisations.
(151180)
29  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of arrangements for the closure of the British Railways Board Records Centre as regards access to documents required for the running of the railways; and if he will make a statement.
(151666)
30  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many foyer projects have been established for teenage lone parents since 1997; how many teenage lone parents they accommodate; and where they are located.
(151745)
31  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much London Transport has spent to date on consultancy for the London Underground Public-Private Partnership.
(151576)
32  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what targets have been set for the implementation of Agenda 21 strategies by local authorities; and how the progress of such strategies is being monitored.
(151574)
33  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the Government has asked the British Airports Authority to examine the feasibility of adding an extra runway to Southampton Airport; and if he will make a statement.
(151674)
34  
N  
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to require local authorities to limit increases in housing rents during the period they are seeking convergence with registered social landlord rent levels.
(151575)
35  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what weight will be given to potential health risks when deciding on planning permission for mobile telephone masts.
(151656)
36  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what standard of heat insulation is specified for pipework in PFI projects in his Department.
(151657)
37  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many do it yourself shared ownership schemes have been approved since May 1997.
(151183)
38  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the (a) representations his Department has received and (b) meetings he and his Department have had with any of the Hinduja brothers since May 1997.
(151184)
39  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what public funds have been spent in each year since 1997 on consultancy fees in relation to the development, production and evaluation of strategies and action plans for regional development agencies.
(151185)
40  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with organisations about the World Wildlife Fund's proposals for an oceans statute.
[Transferred] (150983)
41  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, who is responsible for deciding the membership of each local strategic partnership.
(151786)
42  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he intends to issue further guidance on the establishment of local strategic partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
(151758)
43  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if Lancaster City Council is entitled to apply for funding under the neighbourhood renewal scheme.
(151659)
44  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to review Minerals Policy Guidance 06 following the recent floods.
(151812)
45  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much money was spent by the Highways Agency in respect of their site occupied by travellers near the A50/A38 junction in Willington, Derbyshire on (a) clearing waste, (b) erecting barriers and (c) maintaining security in the last 18 months.
(151813)
46  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value is of the European Investment Fund; what percentage of shares in the EIF is held by the European Investment Bank; what other shareholders there are in the European Investment Fund; and what proportions of the fund they hold.
(151755)
47  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which meetings of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund are open to citizens from the European Union.
(151756)
48  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which European Union institution is responsible for overseeing the accounting practices of the European Investment Bank; what authority, in this regard, is held by the European Court of Auditors; on what grounds the European Court of Auditors can access the financial records of the European Investment Bank; when this has been done; and for what reason.
(151753)
49  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he supported the recent conversion of the venture capital division of the European Investment Bank to the European Investment Fund; and what the reasons were for the change.
(151754)
50  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the UK has contributed to the European Investment Bank in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(151749)
51  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the priorities of the European Investment Bank; what his policy is on them; and what other priorities Her Majesty's Government has been pressing the bank to take on board.
(151750)
52  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in each of the last 10 years, what proportion of investment made by the European Investment Bank was made (a) within the EU, (b) within accession countries and (c) outside those countries.
(151751)
53  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the projects and the companies involved that have benefited from investment by the European Investment Bank in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(151752)
54  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of families with children aged three or under pay the highest rate of income tax.
(150998)
55  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion families receiving working families tax credit are also entitled to (a) housing benefit and (b) housing benefit and council tax benefit.
(150999)
56  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give a breakdown of all working families tax credit awards to those in (a) couple families showing the gender of the recipient of the payment and (b) couple families with children aged under one, showing the gender of the recipient of the payment.
(151004)
57  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much families have benefited from the working families tax credit, by parliamentary constituency, in Northern Ireland, broken down by gender of claimant.
(151002)
58  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent changes there have been to the criteria for selecting Your Britain, Your Europe roadshow venues; and if he will make a statement.
(151636)
59  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the constituencies (a) visited and (b) to be visited as part of the Your Britain, Your Europe roadshow.
(151654)
60  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make available the responses to the Your Britain, Your Europe questionnaire.
(151653)
61  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, from which budget line expenditure on the Your Britain, Your Europe roadshow has been drawn; and if he has applied for EC funds.
(151635)
62  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 172W, if the issue of freedom of religious belief was discussed at the UK/China human rights dialogue in Beijing 12th to 14th February; and if he will make a statement.
(151823)
63  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Brazilian counterpart concerning the issue of bonded labour.
(151182)
64  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts outside the 20 participating trusts in the modernising National Health Service hearing aid service project meet the service criteria for accessing the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency contract for digital hearing aids; and what steps his Department is taking to provide funding for equipment and staff training to enable more trusts to meet the service criteria.
(151761)
65  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in East Sussex are not in receipt of care from social services following assessment, despite being entitled to such care; and if he will make a statement.
(151785)
66  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent research his Department has undertaken into the relationship between the prison where a sentence is served and the incidence of the individual concerned being convicted of a crime once he or she has served the original sentence.
(151537)
67  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many either-way offences were dealt with by magistrates in each year since 1987; of these how many were (a) committed to the Crown Court for sentence and (b) committed for trial by Crown Court; and in how many of these was mode of trial (i) elected by the defendant and (ii) referred for trial where the magistrate declined jurisdiction.
(151818)
68  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many defendants in either-way cases pleaded (a) guilty and (b) not guilty in (i) cases dealt with by the magistrates' court, (ii) cases referred for trial by Crown Court on election by the defendent and (iii) cases referred for trial by the Crown Court where the magistrate declined jurisdiction in each year since 1987.
(151819)
69  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal investigations are current where the crime in question was committed more than five years ago.
(151760)
70  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables there were in Lancashire in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(151759)
71  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables applied (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully to become full-time police officers in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(151757)
72  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the numbers of paid staff needed to train and support volunteers as part of the Government's plan to increase volunteering.
(151181)
73  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in Sussex (a) in May 1997 and (b) on the last date for which figures are available.
(151783)
74  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what offer of employment he has made to Mrs Sari Conway.
(151784)
75  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers who have had their applications rejected are in receipt of NASS support prior to removal from the country; and if he will make a statement.
(151746)
76  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many self-inflicted deaths there were in each year since 1992 in (a) all prisons, (b) young offender institutions, (c) male prisons and (d) female prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(151747)
77  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which recommendations of the Vantagepoint report on asylum procedures (a) have been implemented and (b) are yet to be implemented; which will not be implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(151748)
78  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the extent of fees being charged to pupils attending schools in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(151665)
79  
N  
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if she will place in the Library the Government's response to the Questionnaire concerning the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and views on possible recommendations, drawn up by Mr William Duncan, Deputy Secretary General and dated October 2000.
(150890)
80  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Enterprise in the Northern Ireland Assembly about the number of (a) business start ups and (b) amount of inward investment in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(151046)
81  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, how many (a) applicants for a people's peerage and (b) candidates invited for interview were formerly hereditary peers sitting in the House of Lords.
(151661)
82  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, how many meetings of the Appointments Commission have been held since its establishment; and how may of these were used to interview applicants for a people's peerage.
(151660)
83  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 28th February.
(150004)
84  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency are receving the minimum income guarantee.
(151668)
85  
N  
Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to extend the heating allowance paid to pensioners on income support to those pensioners who have small private or occupational pensions.
[Transferred] (151186)
86  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what would be the estimated cost (a) to the Government and (b) to employers of paying statutory maternity pay at 90 per cent. of earnings for a period of 13 weeks, followed by (i) 13 and (ii) 39 weeks at a flat rate of £100.
(150996)
87  
  
Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners in Erewash have (a) claimed and (b) received payments in compensation for (i) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (ii) vibration white finger.
(151651)
88  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 15th February, Official Report, column 281W, on BNFL, how many (a) non-management employees, (b) managers, (c) senior managers and (d) directors were (i) dismissed and (ii) disciplined by BNFL as a result of the MDF data falsification at Sellafield.
(151663)
89  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 15th February, Official Report, column 281W, on BNFL, when his Department first informed representatives of the Japanese Government that the quality control worker who discovered the falsification of data at the MDF plant at Sellafield was a non-BNFL employee.
(151662)
90  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 15th February, Official Report, column 281W, on BNFL, when he was first informed that the quality control worker who discovered the falsification of data at the Sellafield MDF plant was a non-BNFL employee; and for what reason this information was not included in the Health and Safety Executive's report published on 18th February 2000.
(151664)
91  
N  
Mr Alan Keen (Feltham and Heston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent consideration he has given to the accreditation and the status of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service; and if he will make a statement.
(151629)
92  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of mothers with children born in 1999-2000 were entitled to (a) statutory maternity pay and (b) maternity allowance.
(150997)
93  
N  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Enterprise in the Northern Ireland Assembly about the number of (a) business start ups and (b) amount of inward investment in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(151047)
94  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received concerning the decision by Corus to cut jobs and close plants in the UK; what estimate his Department has made of the effect on local employment that the closures will have; and what measures he is taking to support the steel industry in the UK.
(151673)
95  
  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employment tribunals were outstanding against Post Office Counters at the beginning of February.
(151780)
96  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 15th February, Official Report, column 289W, how many specialist working time officers there are in the United Kingdom.
(151822)
97  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress there has been on enforcing accurate labelling of pigmeat products.
[Transferred] (151671)
98  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of abattoirs which have closed since 1st May 1997 due to costs of meat inspection.
[Transferred] (151815)
99  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) red meat abattoirs and (b) poultry abattoirs were in operation on (i) 1st May 1997, (ii) 31st December 1998, (iii) 31st December 1999 and (iv) 31st December 2000; and how many were designated (A) small, (B) medium and (C) large on each date.
[Transferred] (151816)
100  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many either-way offences were committed to trial in the Crown Court in each year since 1996, showing the proportion of elected cases to all either-way cases committed for trial in the Crown Court.
[Transferred] (151820)


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