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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 6 March 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 6 March, 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 6th MARCH
1  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what plans she has to set targets for the recycling of paper.
(150781)
2  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, how many pre-paid House of Commons envelopes have been supplied to honourable Members since May 1997.
(150783)
3  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the mechanism recently introduced by the European Union to split the year into six application periods for the operation of export refund certificates.
(152185)
4  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152398)
5  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the decision of the European Union to apply a cut-off at the end of each application period for the operation of export refund certificates.
(152186)
6  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on its decision to restrict refunds on processed goods by introducing the export refund certificate system.
(152183)
7  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the policy of the EU to apply reducing co-efficients to exports and on the impact this will have upon (a) the exporting agents and (b) the principal's budgets.
(152187)
8  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the regime of control regarding export refund certificates.
(152184)
9  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps have been taken to identify the cause of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease and its point of origin.
(151936)
10  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the rates of compensation are for farm animals destroyed under foot and mouth control orders.
(152416)
11  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the control measures in other countries which export meat and meat products to the UK.
(152418)
12  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to pay higher compensation rates for pedigree livestock destroyed under foot and mouth control orders.
(152417)
13  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice his Department has given to zoos about the foot and mouth disease outbreak and the future of rare and endangered species.
(152522)
14  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make compensation payments to farmers who have incurred financial loss because of the outbreak of foot and mouth on neighbouring land.
(152611)
15  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when compensation payments to farmers for the slaughter of animals will start to be made.
(152610)
16  
N  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the application of the foot and mouth disease restrictions on importers of non-EU origin meat and dairy products who process it for immediate re-export outside the EU.
(152514)
17  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152647)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the work of the First Estates Commissioner; and if he will make a statement in respect of the role he anticipates him undertaking in future.
(151855)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the administration costs as a percentage of total expenditure were of each of the regional arts boards in each of the last three years; and what the forecast figures are for the current year, including the underlying data, on which the calculations are based.
(152620)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has made to the European Commission regarding the value thresholds applying to works of art for which export licences are required; and if he will make a statement.
(152625)
21  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of audio-description services available to blind people with television sets.
(151849)
22  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the powers of Ofcom as proposed in the White Paper, A New Future for Communications, will include the provision to ensure that television advertisements are accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people through the provision of closed caption subtitles.
(151850)
23  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the Independent Television Commission to commence its review on the feasibility of (a) Channel 3 and (b) Channel 4 increasing beyond 80 per cent. the target for subtitling on digital terrestrial television; and when this review is expected to be completed.
(151851)
24  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    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 constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152403)
25  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the difference between cost and funds secured to date for staging Manchester 2002.
(152516)
26  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding guarantees his Department has given to the organisers of (a) Manchester 2002 and (b) the World Athletics Championships in 2005.
(152519)
27  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to appoint a joint special advisor between his Department and the Department of Health.
(152536)
28  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guarantees he has been given by Sport England about the funding of (a) Manchester 2002 and (b) the proposed new athletics facility at Picketts Lock.
(152515)
29  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the minutes of meetings between his Department and the Mayor of London about (a) the staging of the World Athletics Championships in 2005 and (b) the investment of transport infrastructure associated with the proposed development of a new athletics stadium at Pickett's Lock.
(152520)
30  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to encourage physical activity (a) amongst young people and (b) in society to tackle increasing levels of obesity.
(152531)
31  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures are being taken to improve the efficiency of the funding system for dance projects which are of benefit to public health.
(152533)
32  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what timetable he envisages for the completion by autumn 2004 of a new international athletics facility at Pickett's Lock.
(152518)
33  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish correspondence between his Department and the Mayor of London about (a) the staging of the World Athletics Championships in 2005 and (b) the investment in transport infrastructure associated with the proposed development of a new athletics stadium at Pickett's Lock.
(152521)
34  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met representatives of Manchester 2002 Ltd. to discuss the funding of the Commonwealth Games 2002.
(152517)
35  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements have been made for funding the Register of Exercise Professionals.
(152532)
36  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set joint targets with the Department for Health for the promotion of physical activity.
(152535)
37  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money the Government has contributed to the new Wembley project through (a) Sport England or (b) National Lottery money.
(152511)
38  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role ministers played in the appointment of the Wembley Board.
(152631)
39  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role he had in (a) discussions and (b) recommendations relating to the Chairman of the Wembley Holding Company.
(152509)
40  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had, with which organisations, about the re-opening of Wembley Stadium for future major sporting events.
(152512)
41  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what involvement ministers in his Department have had in the appointment of the Chairman of the Wembley Holding Company.
(152508)
42  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department was consulted in relation to financial payments being made to the new Chairman of the Wembley Holding Company; and if he will make a statement.
(152510)
43  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    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 Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152314)
44  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152646)
45  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many weapons dropped by the RAF on Iraqi installations since the UK began patrolling the no-fly zone have had depleted uranium tips; and what the total estimated amount of radioactive dust generated was.
(152079)
46  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral statement of 26th February, Official Report, column 620-1, if the two weapons dropped by the RAF were tipped with depleted uranium.
(152078)
47  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's properties and lands have been sold in Plymouth since 1997; and what their value was.
(152538)
48  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the demolition of part of Devonport Dockyard wall; and if he will make a statement.
(152540)
49  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of his Department's properties and lands (a) are in the process of being sold in Plymouth and (b) are being considered for sell off; and what their value is.
(152539)
50  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research he undertakes on (a) defence against viral warfare and (b) the foot and mouth virus.
(152057)
51  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152315)
52  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium shells were fired into the Irish Sea in each of the last 10 years.
(152629)
53  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium shells were fired in Wales in each of the last 10 years.
(152628)
54  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152645)
55  
N  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tonnage of beef from South Africa was purchased in (a) 1998-99 and (b) 1999-2000 for consumption by the armed forces; at which ports and airports it was landed; at which bases the beef was consumed; and how the swill was disposed of, and at which locations.
(152614)
56  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the average cost of a SATS test per pupil tested (a) nationally and (b) in East Sussex.
(151853)
57  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the cost to the Employment Service has been of, and how many Employment Service staff have been attributable to, the administration of jobseeker's allowance.
(152450)
58  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the cash resources to be paid directly to Stroud schools, by sector, in 2001-02 on the basis of proposals in the pre-budget report; and if he will list the schools to benefit, giving the sum in each case.
(152179)
59  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the additional resources he has made available to schools in Stroud since 1997 according to sector; under which (a) scheme and (b) funds they are provided; and if he will make a statement.
(152178)
60  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set higher targets for physical education within the National Curriculum for all pupils, in response to the recent NAO report on obesity.
(152537)
61  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what discussions he has had with Ofsted on the decision to organise the Early Years Inspectorate on the basis of homeworking by inspectors; what representations he has received on this decision; and if he will make a statement.
(151937)
62  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what risk assessments have been undertaken of members of the Early Years Inspectorate who will work from home.
(151938)
63  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what procedures will be put in place to ensure that (a) early years inspectors working from home have (i) ready access to their line managers and (ii) adequate means of liaison with other childcare professionals and (b) proper child protection procedures are adhered to.
(151939)
64  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    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 Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152316)
65  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152644)
66  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will disregard invalidity care allowance paid to the natural parent of a young person applying for an educational maintenance allowance where a sibling is disabled and in need of the benefit arising from the invalidity care allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(152641)
67  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    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 constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152404)
68  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects Part L of the building regulations to come into force.
(152172)
69  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he is examining to extend the length of the licence period for hydro schemes.
(152176)
70  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the average consumption is of energy in kilowatt hours per square metre of new homes built to existing building regulations in (a) England and Wales, (b) Sweden, (c) Germany, (d) Denmark and (e) the Netherlands; and what will happen in England and Wales following the proposed changes to Part L of the building regulations.
(152170)
71  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to change the powers of the Environment Agency so that it can actively promote hydropower schemes.
(152174)
72  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to review the legislation under which community residents who rely upon sceptic tanks for the removal of sewerage still have to pay the same increase in charges as those on main sewers.
(152169)
73  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the British Hydropower Association concerning the draft Water Bill.
(152173)
74  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to change the powers of the Local Government Ombudsman with regard to complaints of maladministration, and to ensure more rapid response to complaints.
(152177)
75  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the most recent changes to energy conservation standards in building regulations in each EU member state.
(152171)
76  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to end the requirement for low-head hydro schemes across existing weirs to have to apply for an abstraction licence.
(152175)
77  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make extra funds available to local authorities in order to meet the extra demands on resources following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(152613)
78  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    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 Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152313)
79  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152658)
80  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what public consultation will be required on the appraisal summary tables for major road schemes included in full local transport plans where (a) they were given provisional approval and (b) more work was considered necessary before the Government makes a decision on whether to fund them.
(152642)
81  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the appraisal summary tables for major schemes in full local transport plans included an assessment for traffic generation.
(152643)
82  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how many earners receive working families tax credit in each unitary metropolitan authority and county of the North East Region; and if he will estimate the proportion of earners in the region who are (a) in part-time work and (b) also in receipt of the childcare supplement.
(152056)
83  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers (a) are administering the working families tax credit and (b) will be administering the employment credit.
(152513)
84  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths recorded on coroners' certificates in the past 10 years mentioned (a) heroin, (b) methadone, (c) cocaine, (d) ecstasy, (e) anti-depressants, (f) painkillers and (g) anti-inflammatories.
(151773)
85  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in Warrington North constituency he expects to receive the children's tax credit.
(151946)
86  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152322)
87  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152650)
88  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the work programme of the UK-India Round Table.
(151852)
89  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his UN and EU counterparts on the refugee situation in Guinea.
(152189)
90  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152657)
91  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) digital and (b) analogue hearing aids have been fitted under the NHS in the pilot areas for the modernisation of hearing services project since its inception.
(152419)
92  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many settlements the NHS has made for needle-stick injuries; how many of these cases were settled out of court; and what the total value of cases settled was in each of the last three years for which figures are availabe.
(152075)
93  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many needle-stick injuries have been reported in the NHS; what the estimated figure including unreported needle-stick injuries is; what proportion of those reporting injuries developed a blood-borne infectious disease; and how many of these developed (a) hepatitis and (b) HIV in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(152072)
94  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many days have been lost by NHS staff that have suffered a needle-stick injury; and what the cost to the service was in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(152076)
95  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the 10 NHS trusts with the (a) highest and (b) lowest rate of needle-stick injuries, indicating how many in (b) use safer needles.
(152073)
96  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff are recorded as having lost time off work following a needle-stick injury due to anxiety and stress in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(152077)
97  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual cost is of equipping the NHS with conventional hypodermic needles; what assessment he has made of the annual cost of equipping the service with safer-needles; and if he will make a statement.
(152074)
98  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library information relating to (a) the number of hospital pharmacists, (b) their recruitment and retention rates, (c) the number employed and the number of vacancies in each trust and (d) their pay scales in 2000 and 2001; and what plans he has to review the status and pay of hospital pharmacists.
(152058)
99  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Coventry will be included in the Modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services Project.
(152323)
100  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152402)
101  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take the lead in developing a cross-departmental strategy to promote the health benefits of physical activity.
(152525)
102  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set joint targets with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for the promotion of physical activity.
(152534)
103  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by health authorities in developing policies for promoting physical activity as required by the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.
(152528)
104  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the members of the Inter-Ministerial Group to Improve Children's Diet and Activity.
(152526)
105  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to health authorities to help them develop policies for promoting physical activity as required by the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.
(152529)
106  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will (a) make a statement on the work of the Inter-Ministerial Group to Improve Children's Diet and Activity and (b) list the initiatives it has undertaken.
(152527)
107  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to appoint a Joint Special Advisor between his Department and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
(152524)
108  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to (a) encourage physical activity in society and (b) tackle increasing levels of obesity among young people.
(152530)
109  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for greater co-operation between his Department and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on issues relating to (a) public health and (b) physical activity.
(152523)
110  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop an agreed protocol for the review of child deaths.
(151940)
111  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in providing more flexible working conditions for NHS staff; and if he will make a statement.
(151942)
112  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards setting up a registration system for health care assistants; and if he will make a statement.
(151944)
113  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the deaths of children which do not result from a clear organic cause are adequately reviewed.
(151941)
114  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of children in each health authority area who are currently being nursed on adult wards.
(151943)
115  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist paediatric pathologists are employed by each health authority; and how many specialist paediatric pathologist posts are vacant in each authority.
(151945)
116  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152317)
117  
N  
Mr Terry Lewis (Worsley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he intends to introduce to prevent the use of oral tobacco products from overseas sources.
(152455)
118  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets he has set to reduce heart disease over the next 10 years.
(152624)
119  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to match fund charitable funding of (a) heart research and (b) medical research.
(152617)
120  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list in descending order the health authorities with the highest incidence of heart disease; and if he will include the budget allocated for reducing the number of heart attacks in each of these authorities.
(152623)
121  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recommended level of angiographers per 1,000 head of population is; and which health authorities are (a) above and (b) below this level.
(152627)
122  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list in descending order the 100 council wards with (a) the highest rate of heart disease and (b) the highest rates of death due to heart disease.
(152622)
123  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in reducing avoidable heart disease for under 65's; and if he will make statement.
(152616)
124  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to use the findings of the genome project to identify and reduce the risks of heart disease.
(152621)
125  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of familial and hereditary factors in the occurrence of heart disease; and what measures he intends to introduce to reduce these factors.
(152618)
126  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many angiograhies were performed by each health authority in discending order of (a) total number and (b) the number of angiographers per 10,000 population in the latest year for which figures are available.
(152619)
127  
N  
Mr Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) his Department's and (b) charitable organisations' expenditure on heart research was in each of the last 10 years; and what the projected expenditure is in each category over the next three years.
(152626)
128  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152656)
129  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what system is in place to ensure democratic accountability of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners.
(152122)
130  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget is of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners.
(152124)
131  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been employed by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners in each year since its inception.
(152123)
132  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) aims and (b) work programme are of the Office of Surveillance Commissioners.
(152125)
133  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps would need to be taken to postpone the elections scheduled for 3rd May; and when an announcement would be made to the House.
(152609)
134  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    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 constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152401)
135  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has decided to make registration of Masonic membership compulsory for police officers; and if he will make a statment.
(152451)
136  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make extra funds available to the police in order to meet the extra demand on police resources following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(152612)
137  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    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 Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152319)
138  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letters to him dated 17th January from the Right honourable Member for Manchster, Gorton with regard to Maqsood Ahmed Mirza.
(152453)
139  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the representations to him from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Mohammed Rafiq.
(152452)
140  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 23rd January from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs R. Kavsar.
(152454)
141  
N  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 28th February, Official Report, columns 708-9W, on terrorist organisations, which of the organisations listed is primarily active (a) against a democratically-elected government, (b) to achieve secession from a UN member state and (c) in resisting illegal occupation by a foreign power; if he will list his criteria for selecting the organisations listed; and if he will indicate for each organisation which of these criteria are met.
(152630)
142  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152655)
143  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the WHO Bellagio meeting on tuberculosis and the launch of a global TB drug facility.
(152188)
144  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent by her Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152649)
145  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152320)
146  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152654)
147  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will put proposals before the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons to allow messages from Her Majesty no longer to be communicated to the House by the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household.
(152456)
148  
N  
Dr Gavin Strang (Edinburgh East and Musselburgh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the future of oil and gas industry businesses in Scotland.
(150738)
149  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much has been spent by her Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152653)
150  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what progress is being made to speed up the decision-making process on CSA departures.
(152397)
151  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what advice he has taken since the coming into force of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the Child Support Agency's approach to disclosure of information.
(152181)
152  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152399)
153  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what changes will be made to the Child Support Agency's procedures on disclosure following the proposed changes to the Child Support Agency to be introduced after April 2002.
(152182)
154  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on Child Support Agency procedures for the disclosure of information on one partner to another.
(152180)
155  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152318)
156  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many of those men aged between 60 and 64 years have not been issued with their winter fuel payment; and if he will set a deadline for these outstanding payments to be made.
(152659)
157  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152652)
158  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if it is the practice of the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency to sign the substantive replies to honourable Members who have written to him on behalf of constituents.
(152615)
159  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the companies which supplied artillery equipment to both Iran and Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war.
(151854)
160  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    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 constituency, the effects on the Stroud constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152400)
161  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    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 Warrington North constituency, the effects on Warrington North of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(152321)
162  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152651)
163  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1st May 1997.
(152648)
164  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York)‹bj536›what advice she has given on the Brown case judgment and implications for road traffic and other cases in Scotland.
[Question Unstarred] (150760)


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