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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 9 April 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 9 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.
 


 
MONDAY 9th APRIL
1  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what standards the Government are setting for the (a) catering, (b) food manufacturing and (c) fast food sectors in their procurement of products from the agricultural industry; and if he will establish a code of practice for these sectors.
(157580)
2  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will take steps to ensure that the farming sector is not adversely affected by the foot and mouth outbreak when trading with large supermarket chains.
(157579)
3  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the (a) minimum and (b) maximum period of time that he has decided should elapse before lifting a designated foot and mouth infected area.
(157487)
4  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will provide a substantive answer to the question tabled by the honourable Member for Rutland and Melton on 28th March, relating to the foot and mouth infected area around Stonesby, Leicestershire.
(157489)
5  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his policy is on deciding when a foot and mouth infected zone can be lifted.
(157488)
6  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make arrangements for local veterinary inspectors' expenses arising from the welfare movement and welfare disposal schemes to be paid direct by his Department.
(156921)
7  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will raise the age limit for vets assisting local veterinary inspectors to above 65 years; and if he will make a statement.
(156922)
8  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many animals were removed from farms under the welfare disposal scheme from the beginning of the foot and mouth outbreak to 31st March.
(156923)
9  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the pigs at the farm of Keith Mallaber, Grove Farm, Whittington Hurst, Staffordshire, will be removed under the welfare disposal scheme.
(156924)
10  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he takes to ensure that the information on his Department's list of infected premises by county website is (a) accurate and (b) updated to within the last 24 hours.
(156925)
11  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of written parliamentary questions tabled to his Department during the last four weeks have received a holding answer; and what was the average time taken after the date of the holding answer for a full answer to be given.
(157178)
12  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his oral statement of 20th March, Official Report, column 54WH, if he will publish the scientific advice on the level of the by-catch in the sandeel fishery.
(157952)
13  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list (a) the names of the British scientists and discard experts who will work on board Danish industrial fishing vessels fishing for sandeels up to the end of June, (b) the names and registration numbers of the vessels involved and (c) the area in which they will be fishing.
(157832)
14  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if UK scientists will (a) monitor the landing of the catches of fishing vessels engaged in the current research programme into sandeels and (b) be allowed full access to the landing and processing area.
(157829)
15  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will publish the results of the three years research programme into sandeels announced in November 1996.
(157831)
16  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of the British allocation of cod was caught in (a) the Norwegian and (b) the EU sector in each of the past three years.
(157830)
17  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will publish the findings of the scientific investigation into the diet of cod.
(157833)
18  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will issue guidelines to dog owners in foot and mouth disease restricted areas to keep dogs on leads when walking them in public places.
(157968)
19  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what veterinary visits and check-ups are being carried out on farms in Devon adjacent to those where foot and mouth disease was diagnosed before 22nd March.
(157838)
20  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his oral statement of 27th March, Official Report, column 852, when he will write to the honourable Member for Folkestone and Hythe.
(157635)
21  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the D notices will be lifted in the Chorley constituency.
(157521)
22  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what consideration he has given to the possible re-introduction of the disease in determining the 'stamp out' policy on foot and mouth disease.
(157590)
23  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal animal movements occurring each week and the numbers of foot and mouth outbreaks caused by such movements.
(157557)
24  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farmers have been prosecuted for the illegal movement of animals; and how many farmers have been discovered illegally moving animals since the start of the foot and mouth oubreak.
(157558)
25  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effects of globalisation on the spread of disease to British livestock.
(157592)
26  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the probability of foot and mouth disease being re-introduced into Britain during the (a) next five years, (b) next 10 years and (c) next 20 years.
(157591)
27  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157852)
28  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157812)
29  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when disposal of carcasses will begin at the Waresley landfill site in Worcestershire; for how long the site will be used for this purpose; and how many animals he anticipates will be disposed of at the site.
(157699)
30  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received on vaccinating rare breeds against foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(157019)
31  
N  
Sir David Madel (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make arrangements for the release of foot and mouth vaccine to zoos that include endangered species that are susceptible to foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(157520)
32  
  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his Department's policy is on the European Commission's new Guidelines for the Examination of State Aid to Fisheries and Aquaculture; and if he will make a statement.
(157839)
33  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when it was decided to make a landfill site at Fosterville, Newton Abbot, available for the burial of carcasses of animals slaughtered in connection with the control of foot and mouth disease; what category of carcasses (a) have been buried at the site to date and (b) may be buried there in the future; how many carcasses and what species of animal can be buried at Fosterville; how many carcasses are to be buried at the site; if it is his policy to allow carcasses from infected areas to be buried in uninfected areas; if he will list the burial sites that have been approved where carcasses from infected areas are buried in uninfected areas; what (i) advice and (ii) representations he has received about the burial of carcasses from infected areas in uninfected areas; and if he will make a statement.
(157320)
34  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Teignbridge of 30th March about the use of the landfill site at Fosterville.
(157321)
35  
N  
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he plans to answer the questions tabled on 1st February by the honourable Member for Eddisbury (refs 149148, 149159, 149141 and 149145) .
(157505)
36  
N  
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Department acquired (a) the EpiMan computer programme, (b) associated hardware and (c) access to expertise and advice for its (i) installation and (ii) operation; at what total cost; and when the EpiMan programme and operating system was (1) installed and (2) operating for full use by his Department.
(157633)
37  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd April, Official Report, column 126W, on foot and mouth disease, how many sheep were exported in the 118 consignments; and what information he has regarding the other sheep movements in February referred to in the statement by the Prime Minister of 28th March, Official Report, column 954, with particular reference to the number of them that were the result of change of ownership other than through official livestock markets or abbattoirs.
(157511)
38  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to make a statement on the easing of livestock movement in the Brentwood area of Essex; and what conditions must be met before such a statement can be made.
(157956)
39  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the role was of the Modern Biotechnology Information Transfer Club set up by his Department.
(157799)
40  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the full projects costs, purpose and timescales were of (a) Project Code FC1126 on designing fish for disease resistance at the University of Southampton, (b) Project FC0447, designing fish for disease resistance at the University of Southampton and (c) Project FC1124.
(157768)
41  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what financial and other public resources were put into the Transfer Club for each year until March 1999.
(157800)
42  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the Transfer Club members for each of the years of his Department's funding, indicating which of the Transfer Club members also received public funding for biotechnology research during this period, specifying the project details, research partners and funding periods.
(157801)
43  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if (a) he and (b) his Department's officials have met representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, United States.
(157769)
44  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations (a) he and (b) his Department's officials have received from representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, United States of America; and what response he has made.
(157770)
45  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will publish his Department's assessment of the discovery on 31st January by French veterinarians of foot and mouth disease in sheep exported from Wales.
(157483)
46  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his estimate is of the cost to date of providing compensation in connection with the foot and mouth outbreak.
(157516)
47  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the health of the sheep at the AWE site in Foulness following the visits of officals of his Department.
(157515)
48  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with homoeopathic vets concerning the use of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157707)
49  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the Government will issue advice to farmers on the use of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157708)
50  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, for what reason the Government has prevented chemists and other parties from offering advice on the efficacy of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157709)
51  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures he has taken to assess the effectiveness of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease, with particular reference to previous outbreaks; and if he will consider its use to prevent the spread of the disease.
(157710)
52  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what evidence he has assessed on the (a) safety and (b) quality of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157711)
53  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will provide a substantive reply to the Question tabled for answer on 23rd March (Ref: 155117) regarding the effectiveness of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157704)
54  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice he has received on the use of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157705)
55  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, to what homoeopathic expertise his Department has access on the use of homoeopathic borax in the prevention of foot and mouth disease.
(157706)
56  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received from the Soil Association on the role of vaccination in tackling foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(157507)
57  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy to offer financial compensation for residents of properties who have been subject to extreme inconvenience and disruption from prolonged burning of carcasses adjacent to their homes.
(157714)
58  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what criteria were used in determining which newspapers were used to publicise Government guidelines on access to the countryside; and if he will assess the benefits of using a wider range of newspapers for future advertising.
(157713)
59  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate (a) the numbers of deaths due to drug use and misuse, (b) the numbers of injuries and finished consultant episodes related to drug use and misuse and (c) the direct costs of care, treatment, investigation and damage caused by drug use and misuse in each year since 1995.
(157835)
60  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list the assets of the Duchy of Lancaster in the county of Yorkshire and the income they generated in each of the last three years.
(157703)
61  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures he is taking to encourage the recruitment and retention of music librarians by public libraries; and if he will make a statement.
(157562)
62  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how may local authorities employ full-time music librarians; and how many did so in 1996-97.
(157563)
63  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will reopen Richmond Park to vehicular traffic.
(157764)
64  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157851)
65  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157813)
66  
  
Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to amend the regulations governing the Accommodation for Residential Care concessionary television licence scheme to prevent residents losing their entitlement to the concession following changes introduced by their housing managers.
(157854)
67  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) the original in-service date, (b) the revised in-service date and (c) the latest expected in-service date for ASRAAM; and if he will make a statement.
(157179)
68  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what breaches of security at the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down have been reported in the past 12 months.
(157560)
69  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent to date in support of former soldiers in connection with the Saville Inquiry; of that sum how much was attributable to lawyers' fees; and how much has been budgeted for 2001-02.
(157559)
70  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future status of the Logistic Information Systems Agency.
(157803)
71  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to date has been of the bid by DERA Boscombe Down for the main operating base for the future strategic tanker aircraft.
(157454)
72  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Roll-On Roll-Off Strategic Sealift, (ii) Future Attack Submarine, (iii) Future Surface Combatant, (iv) Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer, (v) Alternative Landing Ships Logistic, (vi) Primary Casualty Receiving Ship, (vii) Future Naval Nuclear Fuel, (viii) Type 23 Frigates, (ix) Hydrographic and Oceanographic Survey Vessels and (x) T23 Helicopter Deck Handling Equipment (PRISM).
(157495)
73  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Sonar 2087, (ii) PAAMS-Principal Anti-Air Missile System, (iii) Sonar 2193, (iv) Improved Ammunition, (v) Sea Dart IR Fuze, (vi) Seawolf MLU, (vii) T967M Interference Mod, (viii) Seawolf CA/CD, (ix) T911 Interference Mod, (x) Seawolf VL CACD Read ACross; Radar T996, (xi) Radar T996 AVIMP, (xii) LFE; LFB, (xiii) LFC, (xiv) Seawolf Enhanced Low Level Fuze, known as the Seawolf Mk 4 Fuze, (xv) Remote Influence Minesweeping System, (xvi) DLH; Seawolf Telemetry Kits, (xvii) Seawolf PADT, (xviii) Gun System Automatic 8 & General purpose Electro Optical Director, (xix) T23 Frigate Command System, (xx) Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, (xxi) Seawolf Block 2, (xxii) Harpoon, (xxiii) Harpoon Mod and (xxiv) SWELL Mk 4 Fuze.
(157494)
74  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Eurofighter, (ii) Merlin HC Mk 3, (iii) Hercules Rolling Replacement Tranche 1-C-130J, (iv) Future Carrier Borne Aircraft, (v) Future Offensive Air System, (vi) Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft, (vii) Future Organic Airborne Early Warning system, (viii) Support Amphibious battlefield Rotorcraft, (ix) Nimrod Maritime Reconnaissance and Attack Aircraft Mk 4, (x) Merline HM Mk 1, (xi) Attack Helicopter Crew and Special-To-Arm Collective Training, (xii) Watchman Middle Wallop, (xiii) Watchman Wattisham, (xiv) Attack Helicoper and (xv) Sea King Airborne Early Warning Mission System Upgrade (MSU)-Sea King AEW Mk 7.
(157490)
75  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile, (ii) Microwave Landing System, (iii) RAIDS, (iv) Bomb Enhancement Kits-Precision Guided Bomb, (v) TIALD, (vi) Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missile, (vii) Saturn Lynx Mk 8, (viii) Additional Towed Radar Decoys for Tornado F3, (ix) Active Search Sonobuoy System, (x) Ship Helicopter Operating Limits Instrumentation System, (xi) Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR), (xii) SMGS, (xiii) Conventionally Armed Stand-Off Missile, (xiv) Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids and (xv) Directional Infra-Red Countermeasures.
(157491)
76  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for (i) BOWMAN, (ii) Ptarmigan, (iii) Euromux, (iv) Cyprus Fixed Telecommunications System, (v) Fixed Telecommunications System (Germany), (vi) Falkland Islands Trunk System, (vii) BRINTON, (viii) Brunhilde, (ix) Telephone Exchanges Worldwide, (x) Cyprus Fixed Telephone System, (xi) Deployable Local Area Network, (xii), ADLBS MLU & IADS Interface, (xiii) UKADGE ICCS, (xiv) UKADGE CMP, (xv) P-JFACHQ Deployable Air C2, (xvi) P-JFACHQ Receive Only Link 11 System, (xvii) P-JFACHQ Deployable Air C2 Incremental Assessment Demonstration and Manufacture, (xviii) P-JFACHQ Deployable Shelter System, (xix) P-JFACHQ Quick Win 1, (xx) P-JFACHQ Increment, (xxi) Initiative Local Data Communications Network (LDCN), (xxii) Hourglass, (xxiii) Lambeth, (xxiv) PABX Transportable JAPNMS Facility, (xxv) Tactical Air Control Centre, (xxvi) Ship-Shore-Ship Buffer Tranche 2, (xxvii) Ship-Shore-Ship Buffer Tranche, (xxviii) HF Broadcast Modernisation, (xxix) ITACC LFS, (xxx) RN HF Ship-Shore-Ship Modernisation and NATO Interoperability Programme, (xxxi) Falcon, (xxxii) Saturn, (xxxiii) Cormorant, (xxxiv) Successor Interrogator Friend or Foe, (xxxv) VHF ICAO, and (xxxvi) Defence HF System.
(157519)
77  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for (i) Guided Multiple Launched Rocket System, (ii) Next Generation Light Anti-Armour Weapon, (iii) Area Defence Weapon, (iv) Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon, (v) SA80 Modifications, (vi) Aimed Controlled Effect Anti-Tank Munition, (vii) AS90 Training System, (viii) Battlegroup Thermal Imaging, (ix) Future Ground Based Air Defence, (x) Air Defence Command Information System, (xi) CHARM 3 Training Round, (xii) Integrated Ground Based Air Defence, (xiii) Extended Range Ordnance Modular Charge System, (xiv) High Velocity Missile System, (xv) MLRS Future Fire Control System, (xvi) Indirect Fire Precision Attack, (xvii) Tubed Artillery Conventional Ammunition System, (xviii) Advanced Sound Ranging Programme, (xix) Light Mobile Artillery Weapon System, (xx) Man-Portable Surveillance Target Acquisition Radar, (xxi) Mid-Life Improvement, (xxii) Joint Fire Support Battlefield Information System Application, (xxiii) Counter Battery Radar, (xxiv) Automatic Pointing System, (xxv) Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Radar, (xxvi) Fire Control Battlefield Information System Application, (xxvii) Future Integrated Training System, (xxviii) Field Electrical Power Supplies, (xxix) 4.5kW Genset, (xxx) Lighting Towers, (xxxi) Temporary Field Accommodation, (xxxii) Pumpsets Dewatering, (xxxiii) Filter Water Separator 2000 Litres Per Min, (xxxiv) Refrigerated ISO Container and (xxxv) Field Bulk Refuelling Equipment 680 Litres Per Min.
(157586)
78  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Crusader 21, (ii) Mk 5 EOD Suit, (iii) Re Mine Suit/Suit Combat EOD, (iv) CS 95 LT WT trousers, (v) CS 95 field jacket, (vi) CS 95 underwear, (vii) CS 95 glove, (viii) RN improved action working dress and (ix) RN improved foul weather clothing.
(157492)
79  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) original in-service date, (b) current in-service date, (c) estimated or actual cost, (d) years of peak expenditure and (e) prime contractor for the (i) Joint Tactical Information Distribution System for Sea Harrier FA2 and Sea King AEW Mk 7, (ii) RN Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, (iii) Satellite Tactical Data Link NATO Improve Link Eleven and (iv) Modular Field Catering System.
(157493)
80  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he received the Crowd Control Technologies report published by the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment Panel of the European Parliament Directorate General for Research; and what measures he has taken to implement the recommendation that an independent and objective social impact study be (a) commissioned and (b) published prior to authorisation of purchase orders for new crowd control technology.
(158049)
81  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those units that are to be equipped with the L211A1 plastic baton round; what his estimate is of the cost of re-equipping each; how many L21A1 baton rounds have been ordered in each force and at what cost; how many L104 anti-riot guns have been ordered and at what cost; how many XL18E3 optical sight mechanisms have been ordered for each force and at what cost; what his estimate is of retraining each unit to be equipped with new equipment; and how many personnel training and trainer hours will be expended on this exercise.
(158050)
82  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the publications of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council over the past 10 years.
(158051)
83  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which individuals and competencies were represented on the Baton Rounds Steering Group; when this body was created; what its annual budget is; and what meetings and correspondence the Group has had with the body set up as a result of the Patten Commission recommendation to commission urgent research to develop an alternative to the plastic baton round.
(158053)
84  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what impact tests were conducted by (a) the Defence Evaluation Research Agency at Porton Down and (b) the Defence Scientific Advisory Council on the L21A1 plastic baton round; how many (i) animals and (ii) human beings were involved in testing; and how many fatalities and what injuries were sustained as a result.
(158048)
85  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what models of plastic baton round have been tested that would meet the criteria for a penetrating kinetic energy round; and what his assessment is of the lethality potential of such weapons.
(158047)
86  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what inquiries were made about the ownership of the name QINETIQ before its acquisition by DERA; and with what results.
(157556)
87  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what preparation has been made for the 2001 teaching awards ceremony; and what venue has been chosen.
(157510)
88  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of his nominees to the General Teaching Council have declared political activity for (a) the Labour Party, (b) the Conservative Party, (c) the Liberal Democrats and (d) other parties.
(157509)
89  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of appointees to (a) each Learning and Skills Council and (b) Learning and Skills Councils in total have declared political activity for (i) the Labour Party, (ii) the Conservative Party, (iii) the Liberal Democrats and (iv) other parties.
(157508)
90  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many modern apprenticeship and advanced modern apprenticeship starts there were in the (a) City of Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency in each financial year from 1996-97 to the most recent date in 2000-01 for which figures are available.
(157103)
91  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many full and part-time students there are (a) aged 16 to 18 years and (b) over 18 years with home postcodes in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne at Further Education Funding Council-funded institutions, broken down between FEFC-funded courses and other courses, in each year since 1996-97.
(157105)
92  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of his powers to overrule an independent appeals panel under section 94(6) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 with the United Kingdom's obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.
(157460)
93  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if it is the policy of the Government that independent appeals tribunals under section 94(6) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 should inform appellants that their decisions are binding in law.
(157459)
94  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the policy of the Government is concerning overcrowded schools, with particular reference to the Colne Community School, Essex.
(157461)
95  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many of the districts invited to develop programmes for the fourth wave of Sure Start programmes are districts which qualify for funding under the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative.
(157116)
96  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 28th March, Official Report, column 679-80W, on Sure Start, (a) if the information available on deprivation included statistics on the varying levels of deprivation within the borough of Warrington and (b) what assessment was made of health inequalities within Warrington when making a decision.
(157176)
97  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 28th March, Official Report, column 679-80W, on Sure Start, if he will list those districts assessed for the fourth wave of Sure Start programmes; which indices were used to measure levels of deprivation in those areas; and if he will publish the results.
(157175)
98  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the Sure Start programmes identified to date, indicating the programmes which are located in areas which are amongst the 20 per cent. most disadvantaged areas as identified by the DETR index.
(157117)
99  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 28th March, Official Report, column 679-80W, on Sure Start, what information was available to him on levels of deprivation and health inequalities in the (a) Bewsey, (b) Orford, (c) Poplars, (d) Hulme and (e) Poulton North wards in Warrington prior to making a decision on the fourth wave of Sure Start.
(157177)
100  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157850)
101  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157814)
102  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what funding has been made available for improving school buildings under the New Deal for Schools in the Battersea parliamentary constituency since 1st May 1997; and if he will list the improvements concerned.
(157804)
103  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he is taking to increase participation in the labour market of British Asian women; and if he will make a statement.
(157773)
104  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) male and (b) female 16 year olds left school in the last six years without recognised qualifications.
(157824)
105  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much funding is available to help full-time students who are in financial difficulties (a) this year and (b) in each of the last five years.
(157823)
106  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many classes in UK primary schools excluding years one, two and three have more than 30 children in them.
(157828)
107  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many mature students there were in higher education in each of the last five years; how many dropped out in each year; and what assessment he has made of the reasons for dropping out.
(157827)
108  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the eligibility for additional funding of nurseries and playgroups designed to enable them to extend their hours and services, announced by the Prime Minister on 26th March.
(157712)
109  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of trainee teachers left before completing their course in each year from 1992-93 to 1999-2000; and if he will make a statement.
(157514)
110  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which consultants have been engaged to undertake market testing in connection with the future use of the Millennium Dome site; at what cost to public funds; and if he will make a statement.
(157561)
111  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out his reasons for proposing GM trials in Mathry, Pembrokeshire and Sealand in North Wales; and if he will publish the baseline data on each site on which the impact assessment will be based.
(157485)
112  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when resurfacing of junctions 2 to 4 of the M27 motorway will commence; and if he will make a statement.
(157966)
113  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many bus services were operated from Tadcaster (a) in May 1997 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(157961)
114  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many buses were operated from Selby (a) in May 1997 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(157960)
115  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the Air Navigation Order to give effect to a national private pilot's licence; when he hopes to amend the ANO; and if he will permit flying hours undertaken by student pilots from 1st May to count towards the issue of an NPPL.
(157962)
116  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what powers the Government directors on Railtrack have been given; and whom they will report to.
(157701)
117  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much Government funding has been provided to Railtrack through other bodies in each year since 1997.
(157752)
118  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions have taken place on Government shareholding in Railtrack in exchange for (a) Government funding and (b) subsidy.
(157700)
119  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much money has been (a) bid for, (b) allocated, (c) handed over and (d) spent on (i) housing and (ii) regeneration schemes in the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last five years.
(157264)
120  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the outstanding debt is on Southwark Council housing; and what his estimate is of the cost of the outstanding necessary capital works to Southwark Council housing.
(157265)
121  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many fires there have been on London Underground property in each of (a) the last 10 years (b) the past 12 months.
(157473)
122  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many London Underground stations have been closed for a part of the day in each of (a) the last 10 years because of staff shortage and (b) the past 12 months.
(157479)
123  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many staff days have been lost (a) in the last 10 years and (b) in the past 12 months due to industrial action on London Underground.
(157478)
124  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many cases of graffiti have been reported on London Underground property in each of (a) the last 10 years and (b) the past 12 months; and how much money has been spent by London Underground in each of (i) the last 10 years and (ii) the past 12 months on removing graffiti.
(157476)
125  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many signals were passed at danger by trains on the London Underground in (a) each of the last 10 years and (b) each of the last 12 months.
(157692)
126  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many broken rails there were on the London Underground in (a) each of the last 10 years and (b) each of the last 12 months.
(157636)
127  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many escalators were out of service for more than a day on each of the London Underground lines in each of (a) the last five years and (b) the past 12 months.
(157481)
128  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will announce, with the Strategic Rail Authority, plans for improvements to the Great Western Main Line; when it is expected that upgraded signalling and junctions and new flyovers for the Great Western Main Line mentioned in the SRA's Strategic Agenda will be delivered; and what the cost of these upgrades will be.
(157464)
129  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many accidents there have been on London Underground in each of (a) the last 10 years and (b) the past 12 months including in each instance the number of (i) fatalities, (ii) major injuries and (iii) minor injuries to passengers and staff.
(157468)
130  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many suicides and attempted suicides there were on London Underground property in each of last 10 years and in each of the past 12 months.
(157470)
131  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the projected cost is of the Joint Venture for the East Coast Main Line upgrade; what the projected amount is of public and private investment needed for this project; what the estimated start and finish dates are for this project; and how soon after revised bids are received he intends to make an announcement, together with the Strategic Rail Authority, on the preferred bidder for the East Coast Main Line franchise.
(157462)
132  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many services on the London Underground have been delayed for more than 30 minutes due to train or passenger accidents in each of (a) the last 10 years and (b) the past 12 months.
(157471)
133  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) station staff and (b) train drivers were employed by London Underground in each of (i) the last 10 years and (ii) the past 12 months.
(157477)
134  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the projected cost is of the revised Channel Tunnel Rail Link II; how much of this will be (a) public and (b) private finance; how many extra train paths per hour it is estimated will be provided (i) between St Pancras-Kings Cross and Fawkham Junction and (ii) between Fawkham Junction and the Channel Tunnel; when it is expected that tunnelling for CTRL II will be completed; and when work on the remodelled St Pancras-Kings Cross International station will be completed.
(157463)
135  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many serious train incidents there were in the London Underground in each of (a) the past 10 years and (b) the past 12 months.
(157482)
136  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate has been made of the average punctuality and reliability of services on each of the London Underground lines in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(157480)
137  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the total government investment in London Underground was in each of the last 10 years.
(157467)
138  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the price was of (a) a zone one single fare on the London Underground and (b) a monthly zones one to six travel card on the London Underground in January of each of the last 10 years.
(157466)
139  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for allowing GM crop trials in the North Essex constituency in the next 12 months; what consultation there has been with local communities and their representatives; and what representations he has received about such trials from them.
(157577)
140  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will take a decision on whether there should be a London airports rail franchise; when it is planned that London Heathrow airport will have direct rail connections to (a) Waterloo and (b) St Pancras stations; and what the estimated cost is of the necessary work to complete these works.
(157465)
141  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many train derailments there have been on the London Underground in each of (a) the last 10 years and (b) the past 12 months.
(157472)
142  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many arrests were made on the London Underground by British Transport Police in each of the last 10 years.
(157475)
143  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many trains in use on the London Underground are (a) less than three years old, (b) between three and 10 years old, (c) between 10 and 15 years old and (d) more than 15 years old; and what the average age is of trains currently in use on the London Underground.
(157474)
144  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many accidents have been caused on London Underground in each of (a) the last 10 years and (b) the past 12 months by train movements, including in each instance the number of (i) fatalities, (ii) major injuries and (iii) minor injuries to passengers and staff.
(157469)
145  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157808)
146  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157846)
147  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he has secured the agreement of Midland's Expressways Ltd to provide a crossing for the Hatherton Canal in the construction of the Birmingham Northern Relief Road.
(157771)
148  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, who will be liable for providing compensation for farms in organic production or conversion if their (a) production and (b) status is damaged as a result of genetically modified farm scale trials being undertaken at Mathry, Pembrokeshire.
(157571)
149  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what base line data is being used for monitoring purposes for each of the genetically modified trial test sites at Mathry, Pembrokeshire.
(157572)
150  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what consultations were held with (a) the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, (b) the Wild Life Trust West Wales, (c) Pembrokeshire County Council and (d) the National Assembly for Wales on environmental sensitivity, prior to a decision being made to allow genetically modified farm scale trials to go ahead at Mathry, Pembrokeshire.
(157570)
151  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the procedures are for informing (a) honourable Members representing Welsh constituencies, (b) the National Assembly for Wales and (c) local authorities about plans to use sites in their areas for genetically modified trial tests.
(157569)
152  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, who will be responsible for the monitoring of genetically modified trial test sites in the constituency of Preseli Pembrokeshire.
(157567)
153  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what environmental impact assessments have been carried out on the proposed genetically modified farm scale trial sites at Mathry, Pembrokeshire, before the decision to grant a licence was made.
(157568)
154  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what key indicators will be monitored on each of the genetically modified farm scale trials sites on a case-by-case basis in the constituency of Preseli Pembrokeshire.
(157566)
155  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what period elapsed between the baseline assessment date and subsequent assessment of the sites for genetically modified farm scale trials at Mathry, Pembrokeshire.
(157573)
156  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations (a) he received from and (b) he made to (i) the National Assembly for Wales and (ii) the Wales Office prior to the decision to allow field trials of genetically modified crops on three farms in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(157601)
157  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 26th February regarding a constituent, Ref. P/BH/005818/01.
(157457)
158  
N  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the Borough of Macclesfield is not included in the list of rural local authorities to which the emergency business rate relief scheme will be applied as a result of foot and mouth disease.
(157496)
159  
N  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what criteria were used in drawing up the list of rural local authorities to which the emergency business rate relief scheme will be applicable as a result of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(157431)
160  
N  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the rural local authorities to which the emergency business rate relief scheme is applicable due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(157497)
161  
N  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends to review the list of rural local authorities to which the emergency rate relief scheme is applicable due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(157498)
162  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the proposed reopening of the Witney to Oxford railway line.
(157120)
163  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to pay retrospectively widower's bereavement payments to all men widowed between 6th April 1994 and 5th April 2000 who paid tax in (a) the year in which they were widowed and (b) the following year.
(157856)
164  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157811)
165  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157843)
166  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths from epilepsy were recorded in the periods between (a) 1st November 1999 and 28th February 2001 and (b) 1st November 1997 and 28th February 1999.
(157553)
167  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effects of corporation tax on the income from (a) school letting and (b) interest on school bank accounts on foundation schools.
(157957)
168  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Pendle benefited from the introduction of the national minimum wage; and how many are estimated to benefit from its recent increase.
(157772)
169  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to treat inheritance tax for homosexual couples in the same way as for heterosexuals.
(157486)
170  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been (a) subjected to a financial penalty and (b) prosecuted because of a fraudulent claim for the working families tax credit.
(157081)
171  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 21st March, Official Report, column 746W, what information the British High Commission has received from (a) Belize Telecommunications, (b) its representatives as to the steps it intends to take either to (i) pursue its claims and (ii) to resolve the dispute; and if he will make a statement.
(157959)
172  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK has made in support of lifting OECD blacklisting from the Cayman Islands prior to the review of the blacklist in June.
(157638)
173  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on proposals to grant British citizenship to citizens of overseas territories.
(157637)
174  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to estimate the economic losses suffered by Diego Garcia as a result of the closure by the Government of the plantations in 1971; and what steps will be taken to restore economic activity, indicating (a) the estimated consumption of coconuts by the residents of Diego Garcia, (b) the appropriate price thereof and (c) what funds can be raised from this source to restore facilities on the islands for the benefit of residents.
(157574)
175  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he is taking to encourage British subjects born in the Chagos Archipelago to co-operate with the Americans on Diego Garcia to establish areas of common interest.
(157499)
176  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in the consideration of facilitating a temporary visit by the Ilois to the Chagos Archipelago, following the granting of permission to return there.
(157517)
177  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to include Diego Garcia in the feasibility study in exercise of his department's obligations to balance the needs of those who were born in Diego Garcia with the interests of the British-American defence forces.
(157500)
178  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's discussions with the United States on the potential use of the islands (a) in the Chagos Archipelago and (b) in Diego Garcia for facilities for the US National Missile Defense.
(157503)
179  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Governor of Mauritius about the placement of anti-personnel mines in (a) Diego Garcia and (b) on 65 islands in the Chagos Archipelago designed to keep out Ilois people wishing to return to see ancestral graves.
(157502)
180  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the United States government the numbers of (a) Filipinos, (b) Mauritians and (c) Ilois being employed by contractors on the Diego Garcian air-base; and what steps he is taking to rectify imbalances in the numbers of different nationalities employed.
(157501)
181  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an estimate of the number of British subjects born in Diego Garcia who are still alive.
(157504)
182  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide a breakdown, by entry clearance post, of the number of family visit visa applications (a) received, (b) determined, (c) allowed and (d) refused in March.
(157971)
183  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide a breakdown, by entry clearance post, of the number of family visit visa refusals in relation to which (a) an appeal was received, (b) the refusal was overturned by an entry clearance manager after receipt of an appeal and (c) an appeal was despatched in March.
(157972)
184  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of the (a) publication and (b) distribution of the Spring 2001 EU Newsletter was; how many copies were published; and to whom it was distributed.
(157763)
185  
N  
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th March, Official Report, column 776W, if, in his discussions with the honourable Member for Leicester East, he asked the honourable Member if he had sought to ensure the co-operation of witnesses in respect of each of the complaints in relation to which the Parliamentary Commissioner reported she had not completed her inquiry.
(157564)
186  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what impact the proposed EU directive on food supplements will have on the availability of (a) herbal and vitamin remedies and (b) information about the properties of such remedies; and if he will make a statement.
(157774)
187  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to compensate present and former part-time employees of the NHS who were excluded from the NHS Pension Scheme; and on what date part time employees were accepted into the scheme.
(157955)
188  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what deficit he expects in respect of (a) elderly and (b) rehabilitation services of the former Newcastle City Health Trust; if (i) bridging and (ii) brokerage finance has been agreed; and if the successor trusts will receive similar support.
(157100)
189  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when, and by whom, it was decided to close beds at Hunters Moor Hospital, Newcastle; on what grounds the decision was taken; and when those beds will be reopened.
(157102)
190  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued on the ability of GPs to charge residential care and nursing homes for GP services; and if he has that guidance under review.
(157104)
191  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who has been appointed Chair and non executive directors of the Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Neuro-rehabilitation Trust.
(157101)
192  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when decisions were taken to (a) establish the Newcastle Acute Services Review, (b) replace the present Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment, Newcastle and (c) replace the present Hunters Moor Hospital, Newcastle; when the outline business cases were submitted for (b) and (c); and when he will invite bids for the work.
(157015)
193  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into any association there is between drug use and misuse by those with the care of children and the placing of children on (i) risk of neglect and (ii) child protection registers.
(157836)
194  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS walk-in centres have been established in (a) the UK and (b) the city of Coventry.
(157816)
195  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will review the mileage allowances paid to district nurses; and if he will make a statement.
(157822)
196  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money is being allocated per annum to research into human health aspects of BSE.
(157965)
197  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS vacancies there were for (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) midwives, (d) health visitors, (e) professions allied to medicine and (f) management and administration staff for each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; how many posts in each category have been vacant for longer than three months; and if he will make a statement.
(157323)
198  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed of 6th March, Official Report, column 115, on digitial hearing aids, when the proposed modernising hearing aid services project will commence.
(157950)
199  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to the NHS of employing locum doctors in (a) general practice and (b) hospital medicine in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(157324)
200  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that audiology departments are implementing the NICE guidance on hearing aids.
(157949)
201  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many managers and administrators were employed by the NHS in each of the last five years; at what cost; what the total cost to the NHS was of management and administration in each of those years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(157322)
202  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if shared clinical services can continue between two NHS trusts.
(157455)
203  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure the NHS trusts with separate identities but integrated services remain as separate trusts.
(157456)
204  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors have been prevented from prescribing to long-term chemically dependent patients by the Interim Orders Committee of the General Medical Council; and how many are awaiting hearings.
(157954)
205  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what alternative procedures he has put in place to provide treatment for long-term chemically-dependent patients whose doctor is prevented from prescribing to them by the Interim Orders Committee of the General Medical Council.
(157951)
206  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that community drug teams and drug dependency units are capable of coping with a substantial and sudden influx of patients.
(157953)
207  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the NHS acute trusts which have NHS CT scanners, indicating for each trust the ratio of beds to scanners.
(157016)
208  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what standards are applied to determine the number of NHS CT scanners per head of the population for each NHS region.
(157017)
209  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio of population to the number of CT scanners is in each NHS region.
(157018)
210  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157847)
211  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157807)
212  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of epilepsy have been recorded between 1st November 1999 and 28th February 2001 related to yellow cards submitted in connection with meningitis C injections.
(157552)
213  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in recorded cases of epilepsy between 1st November 1999 and 28th February 2001.
(157555)
214  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he is conducting into the incidence of cases of attention deficit and hyperactivity syndrome which may be related to meningitis C injections.
(157550)
215  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in recorded cases of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder between 1st November 1999 and 28th February 2001.
(157554)
216  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder have been recorded between 1st November 1999 and 28th February 2001, which are related to yellow cards submitted in connection with meningitis C injections.
(157551)
217  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is being conducted into the incidence of cases of epilepsy which may be related to meningitis C injections.
(157549)
218  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 12th January, 8th February, 8th March and 4th April relating to a constituent, Mrs Ruth Cooper of Hoddesdon.
(157458)
219  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Broxbourne of 12th January, 8th February, 8th March and 4th April relating to her constituent Ms Jennifer Cobb.
(157513)
220  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled in each of the last five years (a) nationally and (b) in North Durham Trust, Dryburn.
(157825)
221  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the per capita expenditure by Durham Health Authority was in each of the last six years.
(157826)
222  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average earnings of a general practitioner in England and Wales was in (a) 1992, (b) 1996 and (c) 2000.
(157840)
223  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of patients per general practitioner is in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) North Cheshire and (d) Halton.
(157842)
224  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours per week on average consultants who work both in the NHS and the private health sector spend on (a) NHS work and (b) private work.
(157819)
225  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the standardised mortality ratio for all cancers in (a) England, (b) the north west, (c) north Cheshire and (d) Halton was in the last year for which figures are available.
(157820)
226  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of consultants in 2000 worked in both the NHS and the private health sector.
(157841)
227  
  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will give a substantive answer to the question tabled on 28th March by the honourable Member for Northwood on isolation wards for tuberculosis in NHS hospitals.
(157958)
228  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what enquiries he has made of Greater Manchester Police with regard to the disclosure of information relating to the death of Malcolm Reddican.
(157963)
229  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies for policemen and policewomen there were in Hampshire in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2001.
(157821)
230  
N  
Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his plans for regulation of club and pub doormen.
(156038)
231  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deputy lord lieutenants are members of political parties, broken down by party.
(157716)
232  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance is provided for former new towns with a requirement for new police stations.
(157702)
233  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which citizens advice bureaux have been invited to join one of the National Asylum Support Service's regional stakeholder groups; and on which dates the invitations were sent to the bureaux concerned.
(157974)
234  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the net income from fees for family visit appeals has been since 2nd October 2000; and what proportion of this net income relates to appeals which are currently outstanding.
(157973)
235  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157845)
236  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157809)
237  
  
Sir Peter Lloyd (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence he has assessed on the effect of mandatory prison sentences for burglary on the incidence of burglary.
(157761)
238  
  
Sir Peter Lloyd (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mandatory sentences for burglary have been passed each year since such sentences were first introduced; what proportion of all sentences for burglary mandatory sentences represent in each of those years; and how many burglaries were reported to the police in each of those years.
(157762)
239  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, if he will place in the Library (a) the three unpublished statements of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council and (b) the Ministry of Defence and ACPO terms of reference of each.
(158043)
240  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, on what date he received the Crowd Control Technologies report published by the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment Panel of the European Parliament Directorate General for Research; and what measures he has taken to implement the recommendation that an independent and objective social impact study be (a) commissioned and (b) published prior to authorisation of purchase orders for new crowd control technology.
(158036)
241  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, if he will list the companies involved in the manufacture of the (a) L21A1 plastic baton round, (b) L104 anti-riot gun and (c) XL18E3; where each company is based; and what the cost of Government contracts was with each of these companies in each of the past 10 years.
(158039)
242  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, what assessment he has made of the consequences of ricochet of an L21A1 plastic baton round (a) under, (b) within and (c) beyond the normal operating range.
(158046)
243  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, what the average kinetic energy on impact is at (a) one metre, (b) five metres, (c) 10 metres, (d) 20 metres, (e) 30 metres, (f) 50 metres, (g) 75 metres and (h) 100 metres of the (i) L5A7 baton round and (ii) L21A1 baton round fired from the L104 anti-riot gun; and what his assessment is of the probability of lethality following impact to the (A) head, (B) thorax and (C) abdomen for each of these KE measures.
(158040)
244  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, what advice was given to the DSAC on (a) the social impact of the use of plastic baton rounds and (b) the views of victims' organisations.
(158045)
245  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, what the (a) mass, (b) velocity, (c) shape, (d) aerodynamic properties, (e) composition and (f) stiffness is of the (i) L21A1 and (ii) L5A7; and if he will make a statement.
(158038)
246  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, what the cost was of each of the four DSAC studies.
(158044)
247  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, how many police forces and other bodies are to be equipped with the L21A1 plastic baton round; what his estimate is of the cost of re-equipping each force; how many L21A1 baton rounds have been ordered in each force and at what cost; how many L104 anti-riot guns have been ordered and at what cost; how many XL18E3 optical sight mechanisms have been ordered for each force and at what cost; and what is his estimate of the cost of retraining each unit to be equipped with new equipment.
(158037)
248  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, what the findings of the DSAC in its October 1999 report were on the injury potential of the L21A1 plastic baton round at the 1 metre minimum range of engagement.
(158042)
249  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd April, Official Report, column 68W, if he will list the (a) individuals that sit on the Defence Scientific Advisory Council, (b) qualifications and employment profile of each member, (c) remuneration paid to each member and (d) terms of reference of the Council.
(158041)
250  
N  
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total costs were of (a) paper, (b) printing, (c) distribution and (d) circulating letters dated 14th February to acting returning officers for parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales, returning officers for local government areas in England and Wales and electoral registration officers for district and London boroughs in England and Wales in relation to leaflet ER3 published by the Communications Directorate of his Department in January; what the cost was of the destruction of the leaflet; and if he will make a statement.
(157634)
251  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of lay magistrates in reducing average time delays for dealing with persistent young offenders.
(157565)
252  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers there are in the United Kingdom who have not yet had their application accepted.
(156041)
253  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have received of asylum seekers convicted of offences whilst in the United Kingdom since 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(157529)
254  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of asylum support is, including unaccompanied minors (a) in the period 2000-01, (b) estimated for the current financial year 2001-02 and (c) estimated for the period 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(157522)
255  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are (a) supported by NASS under the new support arrangements, (b) supported by local authorities under the previous support arrangements and (c) unaccompanied minors; and if he will make a statement.
(157523)
256  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will provide a full project summary for project R7284, genetic improvement and utilisation of indigenous tilapia in Southern Africa, and the names of participating institutions and organisations in the United Kingdom and Africa.
(157758)
257  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations (a) she and (b) her officials have received from representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, United States and what her response was.
(157760)
258  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if (a) she and (b) her Department's officials met representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, USA.
(157759)
259  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the overseas academic private sector, governmental and non-governmental organisations which have been funded partly or wholly by her Department to (a) conduct and (b) cooperate in, transgenic and genetic research into fish; and if she will list the purpose, timescale, costs and titles of that research.
(157757)
260  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Family Graduated Fees Scheme will be reviewed; and what form it will take.
(157967)
261  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many justices of the peace there are in Chorley, broken down by party political affiliation.
(157715)
262  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many family visit appeals were (a) determined, (b) allowed and (c) dismissed by the Immigration Appellate Authority (i) at an oral hearing and (ii) on the papers only in March.
(157970)
263  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) oral and (b) paper only family visit appeals were received by the Immigration Appellate Authority in March.
(157969)
264  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157815)
265  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157853)
266  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time immigration adjudicators are employed to hear immigration and asylum appeals.
(157506)
267  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding has been made available to the Police Ombudsman's Office for education and publicity purposes; and if he will make a statement.
(157798)
268  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date he was informed of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council statement on the comparative injury potential of the L5A7 baton round with the L21A1 baton round issued on 21st August; and what steps he took to bring this to the attention of each of the bodies engaged in finding an alternative to the plastic baton round.
(158052)
269  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will indicate for each rank for each of the police sub-divisions of (a) Coleraine and (b) Limavady the number of officers in post on (i) 1st January 2000, (ii) 1st January 2001 and (iii) 1st April 2001.
(157834)
270  
  
Mr Gerald Bermingham (St. Helens South):    To ask the President of the Council, what the cost is for each 15 minute period the House sits after 10.00 p.m.
(157751)
271  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the President of the Council, how many high sheriffs appointed since 1990 were members of political parties, broken down by party.
(157717)
272  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he has approved the transport to and entombment of animals from foot and mouth infected counties in landfill sites in foot and mouth free counties.
(157753)
273  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 28th March, Official Report, column 954, if he will provide a breakdown of the figure for sheep movements in February.
(157512)
274  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if her Office's (a) ministers and (b) officials met, prior to devolution, representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, United States of America.
(157766)
275  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the projects funded by the Scottish Office from 1990 to devolution on scientific research into (a) genetically-modified and (b) transgenic fish in the UK and abroad, by research project title, indicating the purpose of the research, the project timespan, its total cost and recipient research centres.
(157765)
276  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations her Office's (a) ministers and (b) officials received, prior to devolution, from representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, United States of America; and what response she made.
(157767)
277  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 4th April, Official Report, columnn 204W, on home visits, if he will provide information on a comparable basis on the numbers of home visits in each of the last five years.
(157584)
278  
N  
Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the amount by which the reduction in social security spending in London was attributable to changes in the number of (a) people unemployed and (b) lone parents on income support in each year since 1996.
(157141)
279  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make it his policy (a) to review eligibility for working families tax credit and other benefits to take account of short-term drops in income as a result of the foot and mouth outbreak and (b) to make representation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to disregard as income on savings any compensation payments paid by the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food whose purpose is to finance restocking of farms.
(157837)
280  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157810)
281  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157844)
282  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate's Annual Report for 2000 will be published.
(157484)
283  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, for what reason the National Benefit Fraud Hotline number was not included in Level 1 of the current Targeting Fraud advertising campaign; how long each level will run for; and if the campaign will continue during a dissolution of Parliament.
(157079)
284  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many additional benefit claims are expected as a result of the effects of foot and mouth disease, broken down into (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) housing benefit, (c) council tax benefit and (d) other benefits; and what extra support is being offered to the Benefits Agency and local authorities to ensure that these claims are processed quickly.
(157078)
285  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many benefit claimants have been subjected to sanctions under the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 for failing to comply with community services orders.
(157082)
286  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, on what basis he calculated the figures for the costs of his Department's advertising campaigns in (a) his Answer of 7th March, Official Report, column 233W, (b) his Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 75W and (c) the most recent departmental annual report.
(157106)
287  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many new personal pension schemes were first made available; and how many personal pension products ceased to be open to new members for each year between 1988 and 2000.
(157072)
288  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will break down the costs of the Targeting Fraud advertising campaign into (a) the cost of the pilot campaign, (b) the cost of television advertising, (c) the cost of radio advertising, (d) the cost of newspaper advertising and (e) other costs.
(157074)
289  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents, under the New Deal for Lone Parents, have (a) been issued with an initial invitation letter (b) requested information on the scheme, (c) booked initial interviews with personal advisers, (d) attended initial interviews, (e) agreed to participate in the programme, (f) been referred to Employment Service programmes or other training, (g) obtained jobs following participation and (h) increased hours of work following participation.
(157076)
290  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much he expects to pay to organisations who have provided information under the terms of the Social Security Fraud Bill in the first year after the Bill is enacted.
(157083)
291  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how the Targeting Fraud advertising campaign has been altered to include the findings of the research into the pilot campaign.
(157080)
292  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 26th March to the honourable Member for Beckenham, Official Report, column 481W, on the pensions advertising campaign, what subjects apart from pension education were included in the brief given to the agency responsible for the current advertising campaign.
(157084)
293  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the Government's estimate is of the fines likely to be imposed on employers who fail to offer access to a stakeholder pension; and what leeway will be offered to employers in the first year of the scheme.
(157071)
294  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many occupational pension schemes were (a) opened, (b) closed and (c) wound-up in each year between 1979 and 2000.
(157073)
295  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many telephone calls have been made to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline in each month since May 1997.
(157075)
296  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the average length of time is that people spend on incapacity benefit.
(157077)
297  
  
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will take steps to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service provides full disclosure of all the information and evidence concerning the death of Malcolm Reddican to Mr Reddican's family.
(157964)
298  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make it his policy to require the Crown Prosecution Service to include in its annual report statistics relating to the number of cases processed, categorised by specific offence, in respect of cases where (a) proceedings are stopped, (b) proceedings continue with the original charges and (c) proceedings continue with amended charges.
(157817)
299  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make it his policy to require the Crown Prosecution Service to include in its annual report statistics relating to the timescales in respect of (a) cases in which a decision is taken to stop proceedings and (b) cases which proceed to a conclusion.
(157818)
300  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157849)
301  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157805)
302  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress he has made towards publishing a code of practice for supermarket chains to regulate their dealings with suppliers in the farming sector.
(157578)
303  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many persons have been appointed chairman or part-time chairman of employment tribunals in Scotland without being a Scottish advocate or solicitor of not less than seven years standing.
(157611)
304  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Ribble Valley constituency, the effects on Ribble Valley of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157848)
305  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    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 Tiverton and Honiton constituency, the effects on Tiverton and Honiton of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(157806)
306  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the length of the contractual agreement is between his Department and Healthcall Ltd in respect of their work in the medical assessment of ex-miners; when the contract will terminate; and if the contract will be re-tendered if the compensation process is unfinished by the end of the current contract.
(157582)
307  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations (a) he has made to Healthcall Ltd and (b) he has received from other organisations, concerning the fee paid to consultants by Healthcall Ltd for the medical assessment of ex-miners.
(157581)
308  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if (a) he and (b) officials met representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets, USA.
(157756)
309  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the projects funded by his Department and its research councils in the past 10 years on scientific research into genetically-modified or transgenic fish in the United Kingdom and abroad, by research project title indicating the purpose of the research, the project timespan, its total cost and recipient research centres including projects recently begun.
(157754)
310  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations (a) he and (b) officials have received from representatives of A/F Protein Inc of Waltham, Massachussets; and what his response was.
(157794)
311  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the research projects supported by his Department over the last 10 years into aquaculture research, including the sums spent on each project.
(157755)
312  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many applications for compensation by former POWs held in Japan have yet to be processed.
[Transferred] (157518)
313  
N  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials, at what grades, have been transferred to (a) MAFF, (b) the Rural Task Force and (c) other relevant bodies working on the foot and mouth outbreak from other Government Departments.
[Transferred] (157718)


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