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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 5 April 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 5 April, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 5th APRIL
1  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farmers have made applications for funds from the organic farming scheme; and how many of those applications have been successful in each phase of the scheme since it began.
(157161)
2  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many animals were (a) awaiting slaughter and (b) slaughtered on each day of the foot and mouth outbreak.
(157160)
3  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what evidence he has collated in the last two months of wild life contracting foot and mouth disease; and how many cases there have been of wildlife being diagnosed as suffering from foot and mouth disease.
(157039)
4  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what economic analysis his Department has conducted into (a) the costs and benefits to the UK economy and (b) the costs to public funds of (i) a cull to eradicate and (ii) a vaccination without eradication approach to foot and mouth disease; and if he will publish the analysis.
(157070)
5  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what provision he has made for permitting persons to enter foot and mouth infected areas for the purpose of artificially inseminating dairy cows to avoid the drying-up of milking herds.
(156912)
6  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his policy is for permitting a bull to enter a foot and mouth infected area for the purpose of inseminating milk-producing dairy cows.
(156913)
7  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his estimate is of the number of dairy herds unable to be inseminated for the purposes of continuing milk production.
(156914)
8  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his estimate is of the number of dairy herds in foot and mouth infected areas.
(156915)
9  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list his main policy decisions in response to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease, indicating in each case whether he had to seek EU approval.
(157266)
10  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will undertake a cost-benefit analysis of his policy on the foot and mouth cull.
(157010)
11  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the total value of United Kingdom meat exports in each of the four years following the elimination of foot and mouth disease.
(156916)
12  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the impact on the value of (a) domestic and (b) overseas United Kingdom livestock trade in each of the next five years based on the assumption of endemic foot and mouth disease.
(156917)
13  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the changes in the average income of farmers (a) in the current year and (b) next year arising from the foot and mouth outbreak.
(157009)
14  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, from which organisations he has (a) sought and (b) received advice about animal welfare in respect of the options available to the Government for containing the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(157224)
15  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many RSPCA inspectors who are qualified slaughtermen are being employed in the foot and mouth cull.
(156901)
16  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when movement restrictions imposed on the area surrounding Stiles Abattoir in Bromham will be lifted.
(156902)
17  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the Bruhn Newtech EOD Frontline hazard prediction system with regard to the airborne dissemination of foot and mouth virus.
(156919)
18  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what virus dissemination prediction (a) models and (b) equipment are in use in connection with foot and mouth disease.
(156920)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to use additional sites in Worcestershire for the disposal of culled animals.
(156986)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice he is giving pig farmers with a build-up of stock during the foot and mouth outbreak about the disposal of slurry when they have no on-farm disposal facilities and their normal outlets refuse to take the slurry for use on agricultural land; and if he will make a statement.
(157014)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many lorry loads of fuel he estimates will have to be transported to Throckmorton airfield on a daily basis, and over what period, to permit the burning of animal carcasses.
(157063)
22  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what legal and planning processes must be completed to enable the burial of animal carcasses (a) on the Ministry of Defence land and (b) at Throckmorton airfield.
(156982)
23  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, from what catchment area animal carcases will be sent to Throckmorton airfield for burial; what chemicals will be used during the burial of animal carcasses; and what age and type of animals will be burned at this site.
(156987)
24  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if his assessment of the suitability of the Throckmorton site for the disposal of culled animals included an assessment of odour.
(157066)
25  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if live animals will be taken to the site at Throckmorton, Worcestershire selected as a mass burial site for animals slaughtered to control foot and mouth disease for slaughter on site prior to burial.
(156993)
26  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the routing of lorries carrying (a) carcasses and (b) fuel to Throckmorton airfield; and what discussions he has had with Worcestershire County Council on this subject.
(157064)
27  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, at what time on Thursday 29th March his Department notified (a) the Ministry of Defence, (b) Wychavon District Council and (c) Worcestershire County Council of his decision to use Throckmorton airfield as a disposal site for culled animals.
(156985)
28  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy that only animals from contiguous culls carried out to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease will be buried at Throckmorton airfield.
(157006)
29  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how long he estimates carcasses buried at Throckmorton will take to decay fully.
(157065)
30  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he made of the geological conditions of Throckmorton airfield before deciding to dispose of culled animals there; and if he will make a statement.
(157060)
31  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when a decison will be reached on the application by Mr Tim Dunkley of Greenfield Farm, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove, for disposal of his stock under the Welfare Disposal Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in making this decision.
(157013)
32  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the implications for traffic levels on local roads in the parish council areas of (a) Bishampton and Throckmorton, (b) Hill and Moor, (c) Wyre Piddle and (d) Pinvin of the decision to use Throckmorton airfield as a disposal site for carcasses of culled animals.
(156988)
33  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimates he has made of the length of time it will take for carcasses buried at Throckmorton airfield to fully decompose.
(157059)
34  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what types of lorry will be used to transport animal carcasses to Throckmorton for burial; and what safeguards will be employed to prevent the spread of the virus from these lorries.
(156994)
35  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) local farms and (b) residential properties near Throckmorton airfield of burning animal carcasses on the site.
(156980)
36  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what consultation his Department had with representatives of the local community prior to the decision to use Throckmorton airfield as a disposal site for culled carcasses; and if he will make a statement.
(156984)
37  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the sites that were under consideration as possible locations for a mass burial site for animals slaughtered to control foot and mouth disease at the time of the Prime Minister's recent visit to Worcestershire.
(156992)
38  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the public health implications for residents of the neighbouring parishes of (a) Bishampton and Throckmorton, (b) Hill and Moor and (c) Wyre Piddle of the disposal of animal carcasses at Throckmorton airfield.
(157062)
39  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the implications for livestock farms in the immediate vicinity of Throckmorton of the use of the airfield as a disposal site for culled animals.
(156995)
40  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the total number of carcasses to be buried at Throckmorton airfield; and for how long the bsurial operation will last.
(156981)
41  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the Government will ban imports of food that has not been produced to UK standards of health, hygiene and welfare.
(157341)
42  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures he is taking to prevent the elimination of rare breeds during the foot and mouth crisis.
(157340)
43  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received concerning the vaccination of rare breeds against foot and mouth disease.
(157339)
44  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received calling for higher compensation under foot and mouth welfare measures for organically-reared pigs than that already available for non-organically-reared pigs.
(157338)
45  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157133)
46  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will take steps to ensure that the English fishing fleet receives financial assistance equivalent to that provided by the Scottish Executive for the Scottish fishing industry.
(157241)
47  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what information he has collated about the level of Government aid paid to the fishing industry of other EU member states.
(157238)
48  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of (a) fishermen, (b) vessels and (c) value of catch of the UK fishing fleet is (a) English and (b) Scottish.
(157239)
49  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the recent OECD report on transitional financial assistance to the fishing industry.
(157237)
50  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make available transitional aid to allow the fishing industry the means to introduce conservation measures and meet short-term losses arising from their introduction.
(157240)
51  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the date of each EU meeting he has attended at which the future of the British livestock industry was discussed; what EU (a) draft and (b) other (i) plans, (ii) proposals and (iii) discussion papers relating to (1) the future of the British livestock industry and (2) an arable-only option for English farming he has been informed of; and if he will make a statement.
(157047)
52  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the research programmes into fish genetics his Department has been involved with in the last 10 years.
(157276)
53  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the dedicated research being undertaken into the potential effects on biodiversity of the use of GM acquaculture stocks.
(157267)
54  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps the UK Government has taken to enforce Article 9.3.1 of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation Code of Conduct on minimising the harmful effects of introducing genetically altered fish stocks.
(157270)
55  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the research studies used by the Government to evaluate the potential impact of the introduction of new, non-indigenous species to aquatic aquaculture.
(157268)
56  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the compatability of UK policies with the Code of Conduct drawn up by the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers for the development of sustainable aquaculture.
(157269)
57  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy to offer financial support for day-to-day living costs to farmers who have confirmed outbreaks of foot and mouth disease and who wish to save the compensation received for slaughtered stock for purposes of restocking when their farms are declared clear.
(157061)
58  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, for what reason the Army's role in dealing with the foot and mouth outbreak is restricted to logistics; and if he will assess the benefits of extending the role of the Army.
(157037)
59  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of her Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157136)
60  
  
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Commissioners will suspend rent payments on those farms which they own on which cases of foot and mouth disease have been confirmed.
(157147)
61  
N  
Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the BBC and Channel 4 to join the independent television companies in promoting the new digital kite mark designed to help consumers identify genuine digital televisions; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (157040)
62  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    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 Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157128)
63  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157284)
64  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the new name and logo selected for new DERA.
(157333)
65  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former service volunteers have visited the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down to inspect records of their experiments and discuss their tests with member of staff since 1st January 1998.
(157300)
66  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times officials from his Department have held meetings with the United States Department of Defense under the information exchange agreement on non-lethal weapons systems signed on 2nd February 1998 under the US-UK Master Information Exchange Memorandum of Understanding on non-lethal weapons; when and where each meeting was held; and with which section of the United States Department of Defense each meeting was held.
(157343)
67  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department has received a report from the Operation Antler team of the Wiltshire Police regarding its inquiries into allegations that the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment had experimented on NHS patients during the 1960s; and if he will make a statement.
(157306)
68  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many information exchanges have been signed under the US-UK Master Information Exchange Memorandum of Understanding on non-lethal weapons since 18th November 1994; on what date and at what location and with which section of the US Department of Defense each information exchange was signed.
(157301)
69  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if all the documents in his Department relating to the official inquiry in 1970 into allegations that the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment had experimented on old people have been placed in the Public Record Office; and if he will make a statement.
(157304)
70  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of unclassified documents which have been (a) issued to the contractors and (b) made public during the Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment Programme.
(157401)
71  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service volunteers have been exposed to the solvent DMSO in experiments since 1990 at the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down; what the purpose was of these experiments; in what years these experiments took place; what the conclusions were of these experiments; on what dates the Independent Ethics Committee scrutinised these experiments; and if he will place in the Library copies of the technical reports which arose out of these experiments.
(157328)
72  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts awarded since 1st September 1998 under the Letter of Offer and Acceptance, 0006-98-C-0015, signed under the 1985 Strategic Defence Initiative Memorandum of Understanding, specifying in each case the name of the contractor, the value of the contract and the date of the award.
(157281)
73  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer on 22nd March, Official Report, column 300W, if he will request his Department's Liaison Officer in Washington to gather information on US arrangements for paying compensation to veterans who participated in chemical warfare trials in the US.
(157305)
74  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times since 1st March 1998 the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down has supplied information about former volunteers to the War Pension Agency in response to a claim by such.
(157329)
75  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will send a team of his staff to Canada to evaluate the system under which the Canadian Government provides compensation to former military personnel who have developed illnesses as a result of taking part in chemical warfare experiments.
(157307)
76  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment Programme is expected to be completed; and if he will publish an unclassified version of its conclusions when it is completed.
(157344)
77  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer on 22nd March, Official Report, column 300W, regarding Porton Down, if he will request the Medical Research Council to consult the Operation Antler team of Wiltshire Police regarding its advice on an independent epidemiological study for service personnel who took part in experiments at the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down.
(157342)
78  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individuals have contacted the Porton Down Volunteers Helpline since February 1998.
(157345)
79  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of schools teaching deaf children offer British Sign Language as part of the curriculum.
(157233)
80  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the occasions on which schools have (a) closed and (b) sent children home early due to (i) foot and mouth disease, (ii) teacher sickness, (iii) adverse weather conditions and (iv) teacher shortages, in the last year for which figures are available.
(156918)
81  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the percentage of children (a) of compulsory school age and (b) 16 and over who attended independent schools in each of the last 10 years.
(157058)
82  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answers of 20th March, Official Report, column 160W, on school achievement awards, which of the schools have since been found not to have been entitled to awards and which schools have been added to the list; and if he will make a statement.
(157098)
83  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what has been the total number of (a) new early education places for three year olds and (b) new childcare places created in Amber Valley since May 1997.
(157119)
84  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each infant and primary school in Amber Valley the number of classes containing over 30 pupils on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest date for which figures are available.
(157118)
85  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    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 Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157127)
86  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157285)
87  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what reports he has assessed of radioactivity ratings of silt and mud produced by sandwinning plant screening processes on the north west coast of England.
(157153)
88  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many child road deaths were caused by defective child car seats in each of the last three years.
(157096)
89  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish a breakdown of the main reasons for child road deaths in each of the last three years.
(157095)
90  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the Health and Safety Executive last visited Tudor Court School, Chafford Hundred in Thurrock.
(157068)
91  
  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his plans to strengthen enforcement action in relation to the Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992.
(157159)
92  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    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 Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157129)
93  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish regulations on the establishment of access forums.
(157155)
94  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list those local authorities that have established an access forum; if, in each case, the proposed establishment of the body was (a) advertised locally and (b) notified to rights of way groups; and if he will make a statement.
(157154)
95  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if regulations to be made under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 will require local authorities to advertise locally and notify relevant groups which already exist before access forums are established; and if he will make a statement.
(157156)
96  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract between his Department and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology agreed in April 1999 concerning research that forms part of the farm-scale evaluation of GM crops in the UK.
(157113)
97  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if a farmer chosen to take part in the farm-scale evaluations of GM crops in the UK enters into a contract to grow and manage the field of GM and non-GM crop with (a) the Farming and Biotechnology Industry Body (SCIMAC) and (b) the chemical company that developed the GM crop involved.
(157158)
98  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the voluntary agreement between his Department and the Farming and Biotechnology Industry Body concerning the farm-scale evaluations of GM crops in the UK.
(157112)
99  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the research programmes into fish genetics that his Department has been involved with in the last 10 years.
(157275)
100  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list comprehensive risk assessment programmes the UK has conducted, under EU Directive 90/220 into the implications for human health and the environment following the potential release of GM fish stocks involved in UK-funded research programmes.
(157271)
101  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the Vehicle Inspectorate routinely tests non-original equipment parts used in the motor vehicle body repair industry.
(157122)
102  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to require vehicles that have been repaired following a serious accident to be subjected to independent tests.
(157126)
103  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what regulations govern the disposal of vehicles that have been written off after accidents.
(157123)
104  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what annual usage of volatile organic compounds require motor vehicle body repair shops to register with their local authority.
(157138)
105  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157288)
106  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidelines and specifications he issues about the installation of speed ramps.
(157291)
107  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance he issues about traffic calming outside schools.
(157290)
108  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the specifications are for the size of speed bumps.
(157292)
109  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the additional costs of benefit entitlements by contractors deemed to be employees under IR35.
(157110)
110  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what response the Inland Revenue has made to the representations from foster carers' organisations and the Department of Health regarding its proposals for taxing payments to foster carers.
(157067)
111  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revisions he plans to make to the Inland Revenue rules consequent upon the judgement of the IR35 case.
(157099)
112  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the five year survival rate was for each main group of cancer sufferers in each region and nation of the United Kingdom for each of the years from 1990 to 1996.
(156911)
113  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data he collects on the income distribution of recipients of the working families tax credit with incomes over £250 per week.
(157048)
114  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) maximum and (b) minimum total cost to public funds of the foot and mouth outbreak.
(157007)
115  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the operation of the working families tax credit in relation to small businesses which are suffering a substantial reduction in cashflow as a result of foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(157223)
116  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions for fraud in claiming working families tax credit and child tax credit have taken place; and how many are pending.
(157137)
117  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157130)
118  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if roll-over relief is available to farmers receiving lump sum compensation for foot and mouth disease who wish to reinvest in livestock in future years.
(156900)
119  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157287)
120  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to ratify the Kyoto treaty.
(157140)
121  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March, Official Report column 109 W, on the Rapid Reaction Force, what obligations are waived for Denmark and applicable to the United Kingdom.
(157403)
122  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce free dental treatment for all people over 75 years of age.
(157157)
123  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he received in respect of suspending the concentration of services within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; and if he will publish that advice.
(157093)
124  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he gave in reaching his decision to suspend the concentration of services within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (a) to patient safety, (b) staff morale and (c) cost; and if he will make a statement.
(157094)
125  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he proposes to take to reduce the costs to the NHS which arise from pricing practices of drug companies which have been condemned by the Office of Fair Trading following its investigation of the conduct of Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
(157400)
126  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much central Government funding was specifically allocated for preventative and curative work in relation to (a) drug, (b) alcohol and (c) tobacco dependency in the last financial year.
(156909)
127  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account has been taken of representations from fostering organisations about the impact on the recruitment and retention of foster carers of the Inland Revenue's proposals for taxing payments.
(157069)
128  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to publish a report on a long-term strategy to deal with alcohol abuse.
(156910)
129  
  
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the change in the number of beds in Northumberland District Health Authority in each year since 1997.
(157295)
130  
  
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available in the National Health Service in each year since 1997 in (a) Northumberland Health Authority and (b) Cheviot and Wansbeck Hospital.
(157293)
131  
  
Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to prevent premature babies contracting respiratory infections which are common amongst such babies.
(157231)
132  
  
Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many premature babies were born in the Greater Manchester area in 2000.
(157230)
133  
  
Mr Bruce George (Walsall South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had about a merger of the Walsall and Sandwell health authorities.
(157334)
134  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many travel grants have been made to fund visits to Britain by former child migrants to Australia.
(157236)
135  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost is of travel grants made from the Special Travel Fund set up to finance a single visit to see family members in Britain by former child migrants to Australia.
(157235)
136  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the national minimum standards for care homes for adults; and if he will make a statement.
(157280)
137  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many childminders were registered with English local authorities in each year since 1995.
(157282)
138  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157131)
139  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157283)
140  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March, Official Report, columns 188-9W, on Porton Down, if he will request officials in his Department to conduct an evaluation of the 1993 report by the US Institute of Medicine entitled, Veterans at Risk - the Health Effects of Mustard Gas and Lewisite.
(157402)
141  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the progress of the review on whether deaf people should be allowed to serve on juries.
(157232)
142  
N  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 13th February, Official Report, columns 294-6, on young offenders institutions, what further consideration he has given to the availability of sanctions to deal with disorder and bullying by young persons in custody; and if he will make a statement.
(157036)
143  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Essex Police review's finding about the Sussex Police's decision that the fatal assault on Jay Abatan was not racially motivated.
(157145)
144  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, following the conclusions of the review by Essex Police into the investigation by Sussex Police following the death of Jay Abatan, if he will (a) write again to Bindman and Partners Solicitors and (b) reconsider the request by the family of Jaey Abatan for a meeting to discuss their concerns.
(157144)
145  
  
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he proposes to tackle crime in Blyth Valley.
(157297)
146  
N  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the members of the Appointments Committee advising him on the selection of HM Chief Inspector of Probation and their current occupations.
(157002)
147  
N  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the members of the Appointments Committee advising him on the selection of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and their current occupations.
(157003)
148  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been housed in (a) England, (b) Barnsley and (c) Doncaster in the last 12 months.
(157298)
149  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) evaluation and (b) multi-disciplinary inspection of the work of individual youth offending teams has been undertaken; if he will publish the evaluation results to date; what plans there are for further inspection of youth offender teams; and if he will make a statement.
(156996)
150  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    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 Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157132)
151  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what limits he has placed on the period an asylum seeker can be held in prison.
(157011)
152  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision he has made for education materials to be made available in appropriate languages for asylum seekers held at Winchester prison.
(157012)
153  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157286)
154  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to make a decision on the compulsory registration of freemasonry in the police service.
(157152)
155  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will instruct the Prison Service authorities to move Stuart Howarth (Et 7916) to an open prison; and what representations he has received concerning the appropriateness of the prison location where he is serving his sentence.
(157229)
156  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the international visits her Department has undertaken in connection with fish genetics programmes.
(157277)
157  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the members of the Aquaculture Research Programme, indicating their (a) scientific qualifications and (b) commercial interests.
(157272)
158  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the advisors (a) to and (b) within the Fish Genetics Programme, indicating their commercial interests.
(157273)
159  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the commercial partners involved in her Department's programmes working on GM fish stocks (a) in the UK and (b) internationally.
(157278)
160  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people have received legal aid in respect of claims under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(157234)
161  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service will be represented on area child protection committees.
(156999)
162  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the regional managers for England and Wales will be appointed to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
(156997)
163  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how local child protection procedures will cover Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service employees.
(157000)
164  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service will demonstrate its ability to comply with health and safety legislation after its inauguration on 1st April.
(156998)
165  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when formal employer and trade union negotiating structures will be in place (a) nationally and (b) locally for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
(157001)
166  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the evidence submitted to him on foot and mouth disease by the Soil Association.
(157008)
167  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason no honourable Members from rural constituencies were invited to meet him during his recent visit to Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(156989)
168  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representatives of (a) farming and (b) tourism interests from the district council area of Wychavon he met during his recent visit to Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(156991)
169  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he had during his recent visit to Worcestershire with (a) officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, (b) representatives of the Ministry of Defence and (c) honourable Members for constituencies in Worcestershire concerning the possible locations of a mass burial site for animals slaughtered to control foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(156990)
170  
N  
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to set up an independent public inquiry into the foot and mouth outbreak.
(157038)
171  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what dates between 1st January and 31st July 1999 he met representatives of the Wal-Mart company; and whom he met from the company on each occasion.
(157325)
172  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 91W, if the new test for national insurance numbers will apply when child reference numbers are converted into national insurance numbers.
(157279)
173  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157134)
174  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157289)
175  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will place in the Library copies of the sections of each version of the War Pensions Manual produced since 1993 by the War Pensions Agency which relate to former service personnel claiming disablement as a result of experiments at the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down.
(157302)
176  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many former service personnel and members of their families have made appeals to the pensions appeal tribunals since 1st January 1999 regarding claims for disablement arising out of experiments at the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down; and how many such appeals have been (a) approved and (b) rejected.
(157303)
177  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have met Decision Makers within the Benefits Agency.
(157043)
178  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, for how long Decision Makers have decided on cases within the Benefits Agency.
(157042)
179  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, since when it has not been possible for the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency to change a decision made by Decision Makers; and on what authority this change was made.
(157044)
180  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many Decision Makers there are in the Benefits Agency; on what basis they are appointed; and what the level of their salary is.
(157045)
181  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if honourable Members may write on behalf of constituents direct to Decision Makers within the Benefits Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(157046)
182  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will review the decisions taken by the Crown Prosecution Service following the fatal attack on Jay Abatan in Brighton in January 1999, following the findings of the review by Essex Police into the handling of the case in Sussex.
(157143)
183  
N  
Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to receive the Office of Fair Trading's report into BSkyB; and what his Department's policy is on promoting choice and competition within the digital television market.
[R] (157041)
184  
  
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent on industrial investment and environmental improvements by One North East in the Blyth Valley constituency in each year since 1997.
(157296)
185  
  
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what selective assistance grants he has provided to Blyth Valley since May 1997.
(157294)
186  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list each grant-making scheme and initiative which has been launched by his Department since May 1997, together with funds available for distribution in 2001-02.
(157162)
187  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the effect of the operation of the property market on small independent retailers; and if he will make a statement.
(157242)
188  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the potential effect of pyrolysis on the level of the waste stream to landfill.
(157226)
189  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will assess the benefits of energy from waste generated by pyrolysis.
(157225)
190  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if his Department will promote energy from waste by small-scale pyrolysis.
(157228)
191  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will include energy from waste by pyrolysis in the renewables obligation.
(157227)
192  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to assist staff affected by the proposed closure of the Marks & Spencer Call Centre and Fulfilment operations in Warrington; and if he will make a statement.
(156983)
193  
  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    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 Amber Valley constituency, the effects on Amber Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157135)
194  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, where and when the strategic goals to be pursued by the European Union at the 4th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation scheduled for Doha in November were (a) agreed and (b) made public; and which Ministers and officials were present when the goals were agreed.
(157327)
195  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employment tribunals involving Post Office Counters are awaiting hearing; how many employment tribunal cases are unresolved in the Manchester area; and what steps he is taking to resolve these cases.
(157004)
196  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the legal costs were for 2000 to Post Office Counters in representation at employment tribunals.
(157005)
197  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the research programmes into fish genetics that his Department has been involved with in the last 10 years.
(157274)
198  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what regulations govern the use of non-original equipment parts in motor vehicle body repairs.
(157124)
199  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Director General of Fair Trading will include motor vehicle body repair in the inquiry into standards in the vehicle servicing and repair sector.
(157125)
200  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funding for April 2001 to March 2002 is unallocated by Advantage West Midlands; and if he will make a statement on the single regeneration budget.
(157115)
201  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the exports of British defence equipment, indicating the value and country concerned, in each case for which ECGD cover has been provided since 3rd May 1997.
(157097)
202  
N  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to increase the proportion of Common Agricultural Policy expenditure devoted to rural development.
[Question Unstarred] (155699)
203  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when proposals to establish a European Food Authority were published and by whom; what steps Her Majesty's Government has taken to publicise this decision; when it agreed to it; what consultations it has had; and on what Treaty base the Authority is expected to be established.
[Transferred] (157326)
204  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what studies have been made by institutions of the European Union concerning the demographic challenge referred to in paragraph 7 of the Presidency Conclusions of the Stockholm European Council.
[Transferred] (157335)
205  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, where the new European Social Agenda, referred to in paragraph 25 of the Presidency Conclusions of the Stockholm European Council adopted at Nice was published; and what changes are envisaged in EU social policy in the next five years.
[Transferred] (157337)
206  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what EU legislation is planned in respect of (a) distance marketing of financial services and (b) the application of VAT to electronic commerce.
[Transferred] (157399)
207  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what topics are under discussion in relation to the proposed Single European Sky for report to the Gotenburg European Council in June.
[Transferred] (157336)
208  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to recruit officers for the Security Service at universities other than Oxford, Cambridge and London.
[Transferred] (157330)
209  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of each ethnic group are employed in senior grades of the Security Service; and what proportion each grade represents of the total.
[Transferred] (157331)
210  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of employees in senior grades in the Security Service are women.
[Transferred] (157332)
211  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will order a public inquiry into the programme of human experiments at the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down.
[Transferred] (157299)
212  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of (a) the value of United Kingdom motor insurance claims and (b) the number of such claims in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000.
[Transferred] (157139)


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