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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 26 April 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 26 April, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 26th APRIL
1  
N  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what compensation is available to those who are unable to let grass parks because of animal movement restrictions during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(159160)
2  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the possibility of using (a) flame-throwers and (b) napalm as a means of destroying animal carcasses.
(159205)
3  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of ease of transporting (a) napalm and (b) timber and old tyres to avoid transport in connection with destruction of animal carcases.
(158871)
4  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his estimate is of the time that (a) napalm and (b) pyre of wood takes to destroy a carcass.
(158868)
5  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his estimate is of the cost of destruction per carcase (a) by fuelled pyre and (b) by napalm after investment in suitable equipment.
(158870)
6  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what warnings he received from (c) the FAO and (b) the EU Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare on the impact of large-scale movements of animals within the EU and the high density of livestock on the risk of foot and mouth outbreaks.
(158872)
7  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the consequences of the formation of dioxins at high temperatures in the presence of carbon, hydrogen and chlorine, as a result of the use of pyres, built with creosote-soaked railway sleepers and tyres.
(158867)
8  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent advice he has received on the properties of napalm relating to (a) vaporising and (b) producing fumes and by-products.
(158869)
9  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps his Department is taking to improve inspections of meat imports.
(159375)
10  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures his Department is taking to help small and medium sized abattoirs.
(159371)
11  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will provide answers to the questions tabled by the honourable Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak on 5th March and 2nd April regarding (a) the availability of vaccines against foot and mouth disease and (b) recommendations on the feeding of swill to pigs.
(159437)
12  
N  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many animals were slaughtered in the animal welfare slaughter scheme as a consequence of the current foot and mouth outbreak in the period to 20th April; and how many animals remain to be slaughtered.
(158601)
13  
N  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy to slaughter and bury on farm those farm animals stranded on farms as a result of foot and mouth movement restrictions, indicating those that are destined for the welfare slaughter scheme in (a) D notice areas and (b) other less restricted areas.
(158602)
14  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what criteria his Department applies when deciding to slaughter on suspicion of foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(158984)
15  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what instructions have been given to (a) veterinary surgeons and (b) other departmental officials about the need to classify apparent cases of foot and mouth disease as suspicious rather than confirmed; and if he will make a statement.
(158985)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the farms from which animals have been burnt at Saldons Farm, Himbleton, Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(158983)
17  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy to list cases of slaughter on suspicion of foot and mouth disease on his Department's web site.
(159376)
18  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy only to proceed with the cull of dairy cattle at Old House Farm and Eatons Farm, Tibberton, Worcestershire, after the case for such a cull has been reviewed by a Minister; and if he will make a statement.
(158989)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what procedures are in place to ensure that no animals known to have contracted foot and mouth disease are burial at Throckmorton airfield; and how many cases have been reported to him where a mistaken diagnosis may have led to diseased animals being buried there.
(158987)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farms have had animals slaughtered on suspicion of foot and mouth disease in (a) Worcestershire and (b) the United Kingdom; and how many animals have been destroyed in the course of the current outbreak.
(158988)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what post-slaughter assessment is made of stock slaughtered on suspicion of foot and mouth disease; where it is established that such stock was infected with foot and mouth disease, if it is his policy to reclassify such cases as a confirmed outbreak; and if he will make a statement.
(158965)
22  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many holdings have had their livestock slaughtered as a result of (a) confirmed foot and mouth outbreaks (infected premises), (b) contiguous culls (direct contacts) and (c) slaughter on suspicion; and how many animals have been slaughtered in each of these three categories.
(159377)
23  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what guidance he issued to farmers, and when, on the requirements for applications for licences to move livestock with effect from 23rd April; and if he will make a statement.
(158874)
24  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received concerning the delivery of the 2001 census forms and the associated risk of the spread of foot and mouth disease; and what assessment he has made of that risk.
(158960)
25  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received concerning meat imports from countries within the EU where foot and mouth has been diagnosed; and if he will make a statement.
(158963)
26  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received concerning the cost of destroying clean animals, caught in restricted zones but not infected with foot and mouth; and if he will make a statement.
(158959)
27  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received on rare breeds being protected in the event of a cull in contiguous sites until signs of the disease show; and if he will make a statement.
(158962)
28  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what evidence he has collated recently of vaccinated meat entering the UK from (a) France, (b) Holland, (c) other EU countries, (d) Argentina and (e) South Africa.
(158961)
29  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many cases which were registered as confirmed foot and mouth outbreaks returned a negative result from the laboratory tests of samples from the stock; and if he will make a statement.
(159357)
30  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if cases which were registered as confirmed foot and mouth outbreaks but which subsequently showed a negative result from the laboratory tests were removed from the register of confirmed outbreaks; and if he will make a statement.
(159358)
31  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many livestock have been slaughtered in contiguous culls next to sites registered as confirmed foot and mouth outbreaks but which subsequently showed a negative result from the laboratory tests; and if he will make a statement.
(159359)
32  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans there are to cull farms between Priestweston and Marton Hill in the Shropshire/Powys area, in order to create a fire break against the spread of foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement.
(158944)
33  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many livestock have been slaughtered on sites registered as confirmed foot and mouth outbreaks but which subsequently showed a negative result from the laboratory tests; and if he will make a statement.
(159360)
34  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has for sheep to be ear tagged; and if he will make a statement.
(159379)
35  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many infected sheep have been killed in the foot and mouth outbreak; and how many healthy sheep have been killed as a consequence of being on adjacent farms.
(159046)
36  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he intends to provide a substantive reply to the question about Dawn Cardington abattoir in Bedfordshire tabled for Answer on 4th April; and what the reasons are for the delay in answering.
(159183)
37  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he has calculated the effect on pig meat exports of the introduction of a vaccination against foot and mouth disease.
(158882)
38  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of available foot and mouth disease vaccines against various strains of the disease.
(158881)
39  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when farmers affected by last summer's outbreak of classical swine fever will receive their producer levy payments.
(158883)
40  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the average compensation paid to livestock farmers is who have been affected by foot and mouth disease.
(159177)
41  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the average price for (a) a cow and (b) a sheep was at markets on 1st February; and what it is currently.
(159175)
42  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the market price was for a pig on 1st February; and what the current price is.
(159349)
43  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the current average compensation payment is for (a) a cow and (b) a sheep.
(159176)
44  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will review the benefit cost factors allowable in analyses of flood defence projects.
(159361)
45  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will publish proposals on implementing the uncultivated land provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.
(159350)
46  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Government will publish its response to the Environment Agency's Lessons Learned Report.
(159356)
47  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list local authorities which have (a) indicated that they are unwilling or unable to inspect floor defences and critical watercourses and (b) failed to respond to the Environment Agency's enquiries on this.
(159351)
48  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will assess the need for catchment flood planning; and if he will make a statement.
(159352)
49  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy that railway sleepers and other materials not needed to be burned for purposes of disposing of animal carcases will be removed from burn sites on farms rather than being burned up.
(159165)
50  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements he has made for his Department to monitor visitor numbers to major attractions and tourism destinations in rural areas.
(159347)
51  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the interim marketing budgets of the regional tourist boards for the next 12 months.
(159345)
52  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to restore a marketing function to the English Tourism Council.
(159346)
53  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from the Youth Hostels Association in respect of the damage it has suffered as a not for profit organisation within the tourist industry during the course of the recent foot and mouth experience; if he will take special measures to assist not for profit organisations in these circumstances; and if he will make a statement.
(159348)
54  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what accommodation within the occupied Royal palaces is allocated to Prince Michael of Kent and his staff; on what basis the rent is determined; on what basis rent is updated; when he first occupied this accommodation; by how much it has increased to its current level; and what other costs he incurs.
(159153)
55  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all visits to the UK since October 1998 by Chilean military officers.
(158990)
56  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost of changing the name New DERA to QuiniteQ will be.
(158864)
57  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) consultancy and (b) other fees were paid in finding a name for the public company taking over the role of New DERA.
(158863)
58  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the partners in the consortia bidding for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft project.
(158862)
59  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occassions, and for what purposes, Defence Fire Service personnel have been deployed overseas in the last two years.
(159161)
60  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the locations served by appliances and fire fighters of the Defence Fire Service in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) outside the United Kingdom.
(159162)
61  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation has been held with the representative body of fire fighters serving in the Defence Fire Service about (a) the Fire Service Study 2000 and (b) the competitive tendering for the defence fire services; and if he will make a statement.
(159163)
62  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason he has not announced to the House his plans to seek tenders to run the Defence Fire Service; and if he will make a statement.
(159170)
63  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what circumstances have caused bids to be sought for the running of the service provided by the Defence Fire Services, (b) who authorised the soliciting of such bids and (c) if he will detail the conditions relating to such bids; and if he will make a statement.
(159164)
64  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    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 constituency, the effect on the constituency of Bristol South of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158857)
65  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    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 constituency, the effects on the Sherwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158859)
66  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    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 constituency, the effects on the constituency of Wellingborough of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158858)
67  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many extra full-time equivalent teachers are required to deliver Curriculum 2000.
(158876)
68  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will accept the recommendation in the report, Student Mobility on the Map, a copy of which has been sent to him, that United Kingdom students studying abroad should have comparable access to student loans to that available to United Kingdom domestic students.
(158877)
69  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what powers he has to overrule the policy of (a) a local authority and (b) a passenger transport executive relating to subsidy of public transport for students at independent schools of music on the basis of local education authority contribution to fees.
(158953)
70  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many student places there were in the medical schools of each university in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01; and what the projected numbers are for (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03 and (iii) 2003-04.
(157903)
71  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many places in English medical schools were allocated to overseas students in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the total this represents.
(157905)
72  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average amount of money allocated to each pupil from the Music Standards Fund is in the current year.
(159189)
73  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much money per pupil was allocated to each unitary authority in Berkshire from the Music Standards Fund in 2001-02.
(159190)
74  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what formula was used to determine the allocation to local education authorities from the Music Standards Fund for 2001-02.
(159188)
75  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) secondary school and (b) primary school teachers were employed in Essex, including the boroughs of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea, in (i) 1995, (ii) 1996, (iii) 1997, (iv) 1998, (v) 1999 and (vi) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(159366)
76  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the mobile classrooms at East Ravendale School, North East Lincolnshire.
(159353)
77  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the outside toilets for children and staff at East Ravendale School, North East Lincolnshire.
(159354)
78  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will give a breakdown of the component sums under the heading, 'Developing in everyone a commitment to lifelong learning so as to enhance their lives, improve their employability in a changing labour market and create the skills that our economy and employers need', referred to in the accounts on page 146 of his Department's Report 2001-02 to 2003-04 (Cm 5102).
(159005)
79  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the criteria used to determine whether a decision by a headmaster to exclude a pupil should be overridden.
(158852)
80  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the average amount of hours of education that a permanently excluded child receives, by local education authority.
(158845)
81  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools have received a financial penalty for not meeting their exclusion reduction targets; and what the fine imposed in each instance was.
(158843)
82  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the salary or expenses to be paid to GTC members including details of the sums paid.
(158994)
83  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list those areas which are currently participating in the Excellence Challenge; and what percentage of undergraduate entrants from those areas are from social categories III, IV and V.
(159001)
84  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many of those people who have left the New Deal since its inception have obtained unsubsidised employment lasting for at least six months.
(158844)
85  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out the percentage of pupils who gained a GCSE grade A* to C in (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) biology and (d) ICT in each year since 1997.
(158850)
86  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the number of people who have found jobs through the employment zones.
(159003)
87  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the arrangements which have been put in place to cover the absence of those teachers who are members of the GTC and who have taken time-off in order to fulfil their GTC commitments; and if he will indicate how the costs of such arrangements is met.
(158996)
88  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many off-site pupil referral units have closed in each year since 1997.
(158853)
89  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools have been given a Fresh Start since 1997; and how many pupils obtained 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C for each of the schools for each year since 1997.
(158847)
90  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the beacon colleges, indicating how much money each has received from the Standards Fund.
(158999)
91  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the number of people who have, to date, taken up ILA's, indicating the critera used to determine suitability to open an ILA; and what the average amount invested for each individual is.
(158846)
92  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many meetings the GTC has held.
(158995)
93  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out the percentage of pupils gaining 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C for each of the schools in an Excellence in Cities area for (a) 1999 and (b) 2000.
(158849)
94  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the amount his Department has spent on advertising (a) between December 2000 to May 2001 and (b) between May to October 1997.
(158998)
95  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the cost of producing the Green paper 'Towards Full Employment in a Modern Society'; and how many copies have been produced.
(159002)
96  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the average level of fine imposed on parents for allowing their child to traunt.
(158842)
97  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of pupils gained a grade A to E in the first unit of the vocational A level examination in the current year.
(158851)
98  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many staff are employed by the Connexions Service National Unit; and what is its planned yearly running costs.
(158997)
99  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many of those attending ITT courses in 1999-2000 obtained qualified teacher status; and how many were in posts (a) one year and (b) five years after obtaining QTS .
(159149)
100  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will provide a breakdown on the components of expenditure accounted for under the heading, 'Giving everyone the chance, through education, training and work, to realise their full potential and thus build an inclusive and fair society', referred to on page 146 of his Departmental Report 2001-02 to 2003-04 (Cm 5102) on (a) administration £277,086,000, (b) other current £783,836,000, (c) grants £17,732,205,000 and (d) capital £2,066,284,000.
(159004)
101  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the criteria used for the award of beacon college status.
(159000)
102  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received with regard to the introduction of value added tables; and what plans he has to introduce value added tables.
(158848)
103  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the local authorities which have implemented the New Opportunities Fund internet access programme.
(158873)
104  
N  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the objectives he has set for the Learning and Skills Council.
(157931)
105  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how the 20,000 new teaching posts to be created by 2002 will be allocated between (a) key stage 1, (b) key stage 2 and (c) key stages 3 and 4; and if he will make a statement.
(159439)
106  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take measures to require at least half of all new housing developments in London to be for affordable rented property.
(158981)
107  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what role the Strategic Rail Authority has in the publication of Railtrack's Annual Network Management Statement for Great Britain for 2001; and when he expects the document to be published.
(159182)
108  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to implement the policies under the consultation draft of the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy in order to satisfy the requirements of the Ward in Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000, with particular reference to section 2 (1) of that Act.
(158993)
109  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th April, Official Report, column 504W, on housing costs, how many of the responses (a) supporting the exclusion of some or all housing costs in the calculation of households income, (b) supporting the inclusion of housing costs in the calculation of income, (c) which offered other suggestions and (d) making no comment were submitted on behalf of more than one organisation or individual; and if he will list the total number of organisations or individuals who expressed support for each of the four categories listed above.
(159038)
110  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to change the funding arrangements of the campaign, Are You Doing Your Bit, in 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.
(159256)
111  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding he plans to allocate to the campaign, Are You Doing Your Bit, in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.
(159257)
112  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many pensioners are eligible to apply for the free bus pass which entitles the holder to half price fares; how many have applied; and what estimate he has made of the likely cost of the scheme.
(159372)
113  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures his Department is taking to promote the recycling of waste.
(159368)
114  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries have been caused by people drunk in charge of pleasurecraft on British waterways in the last five years.
(159010)
115  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the accident rate on the A12 Brentwood - Ipswich in the last 12 months; and what was the average accident rate on motorways carrying a similar volume of traffic in the same period.
(159008)
116  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what (a) increases in fares and (b) increase in passenger ridership on the London Underground are assumed in the financial projections upon which the London Underground PPP is based.
(159006)
117  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on replacing the concrete road surface on the A180 with low noise surfacing.
(159355)
118  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, he will list measures he has taken to tackle domestic violence since 1st May 1997.
(159420)
119  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much has been spent by his Department on landscaping, horticulture and tree planting on motorway verges in each of the last four years.
(159201)
120  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to make an announcement regarding the outcome of the Access to Hastings study.
(159197)
121  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what studies have been undertaken by his Department into the driving of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes in weight by drivers under the age of 21 years.
(159198)
122  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much has been spent by his Department on removing litter and debris from the side of the A1 in each of the last four years.
(159195)
123  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much was spent by his Department in each of the last four years on removing litter and debris from the side of motorways and roads for which his Department is responsible.
(159196)
124  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what studies have been undertaken by his Department regarding the risk of accidents involving drivers of vehicles in excess of 3.5 tonnes in weight without an HGV licence.
(159199)
125  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many accidents have been recorded by his Department involving drivers of vehicles in excess of 3.5 tonnes in weight in each of the last 10 years.
(159200)
126  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what public funding has been paid to rural businesses under the schemes announced by the Minister to help them during the foot and mouth crisis, up to Friday 20th April.
(159048)
127  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people have died in air accidents on British internal carrier flights in each of the last four months.
(158865)
128  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people have died in road accidents in each of the last four months.
(158875)
129  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people died on the railways in each of the last four months.
(158866)
130  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what rebate is given to residents of unadopted roads within the council tax system.
(159239)
131  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the value of local services given to residents of unadopted roads.
(159192)
132  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his policy is towards the predict and provide approach to airport provision in the South East of England.
(159250)
133  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has made to BAA over preparatory works in hand for Terminal 5.
(159249)
134  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what reports he has had on the incident on a British European BAe 146 flight from Paris to Birmingham on 5th November 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(159121)
135  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the environmental assessments of (a) fuels submitted to the Green Fuels Challenge and (b) lead replacement petrol.
(159247)
136  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the average cost to residents of retirement flats of the imposition of VAT on service charges.
(158954)
137  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the PFI and PPP totals envisaged for all projects, including London Underground, indicating how much in each case the proposed public spending content is.
(159246)
138  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Weston-Super-Mare, dated 6th February, concerning the class 4 national insurance contributions of sub-post masters.
(159414)
139  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many telephone information lines are available on the Census Helpline.
(158957)
140  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls have been taken by the Census Helpline.
(158958)
141  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what precautions have been taken to ensure that the delivery of census forms does not contribute to the spread of foot and mouth disease from farm to farm.
(158955)
142  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what provision has been made for those who have not yet received a census form that they can be collected so deliveries on farms are avoided.
(158956)
143  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Scottish banks will be able to produce Scottish bank notes if the UK introduces the euro.
(159248)
144  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement about changes he has made in VAT charges on (a) hearing aids and (b) glasses since May 1997.
(158878)
145  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason copies of the Budget statement were not made available to opposition parties in advance of his Budget statement this year.
(158776)
146  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue yield of reducing the exemption of the first £30,000 of payments on the termination of employment to (a) £15,000, (b) £10,000 and (c) nil.
(158777)
147  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue yield of restricting the value of (a) employee pension contributions and (b) employer pension contributions to (i) the basic rate of income tax and (ii) the 10 per cent rate.
(158778)
148  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) cocoa importers and (b) UK-based chocolate manufacturers on the working conditions of those who produce the crop in the country of origin.
(158966)
149  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what monitoring of child employment and slavery is undertaken by UK representatives in (a) Benin, (b) Nigeria, (c) Cameroon, (d) Senegal, (e) the Ivory Coast and (f) Ghana; and if he will make a statement on Government policy in this respect.
(158967)
150  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with the USA concerning the possible return to Diego Garcia of the former residents and their descendents of the Chagos Islands.
(158969)
151  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions have been held with the Government of Mauritius concerning the future sovereignty of the Chagos Islands.
(158968)
152  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list United Kingdom official delegates to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva; and if he will publish the United Kingdom voting record and list those resolutions sponsored by the United Kingdom.
(158986)
153  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what records are held by Her Majesty's Embassy of visits to Chile by Dr Michael Denham, consultant geriatrician, since January 1998; and what facilities were offered to him.
(158978)
154  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those visitors to Chile who have been visiting (a) the Pinochet Foundation and (b) General Pinochet who have been offered facilities at Her Majesty's Embassy in Santiago, Chile, since October 1998.
(158975)
155  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requests he has received to undertake a judicial inquiry into the circumstances regarding United Kingdom participation into the bombing of Libya in 1986.
(158974)
156  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will release to the Public Record Office the (a) cryptographic memorandum No. 101 JNA 10 Naval Attache Code and Additive Cypher and (b) cryptographic memorandum No. 119 of June 1946, The JN 11 Cyphers.
(158992)
157  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will release to the Public Record Office the (a) report on the interrogation of Lt. Frowein of OKM/4SKL/111 on his work on the security of the German naval four-wheel Enigma (TICOM 1-38), (b) OKW/Chi cryptanalytic research Enigma, Hagelin and cipher teleprinter machines (TICOM 1-45), (c) paper by Dr Otto Buggisch of OKH/In7/V1 and OKW/Chi on TYPEX (TICOM 1-66), (d) first part of the report by Wm Buggisch on SG41 (TICOM 1-72), (e) translations of joint report made by doctors Huettenhain, Fricke on the Zaehlwerk Enigma (TICOM 1-77) and (f) further statement on Typex by Huettenhaim, Fricke and Mettig (TICOM 1-61).
(158991)
158  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the United States Administration and to Congress about the funding of Irish republican terrorist groups.
(158775)
159  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the British Cake, Chocolate and Confectionary Association regarding the issue of slavery in West African cocoa plantations; and if he will make a statement.
(158980)
160  
N  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available to hospices from his Department; and what guidelines he has issued concerning the percentage of revenue costs that should be met by local health authorities.
(159039)
161  
N  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the level of public funding for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice as a percentage of its revenue costs.
(159040)
162  
N  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the savings to health and social services budgets arising from the service provided by the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
(159043)
163  
N  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made as to the additional costs for hospices arising from extra regulations his Department has introduced for palliative care.
(159042)
164  
N  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the reluctance of public bodies to fund the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
(159041)
165  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the occasions on which (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have met the Commissioner for Public Appointments in the last year to discuss her recommendations for the reform of appointments to NHS trusts, primary care trusts and health authorities.
(159011)
166  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what undertakings he has given to the Commissioner for Public Appointments regarding appointments to NHS trusts, primary care trusts and health authorities.
(159015)
167  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the occasions in the last year on which honourable Members have made representations on particular appointments to (a) NHS trusts, (b) primary care trusts and (c) health authorities, giving in each case the date the representation was received, the name of the honourable Member and the name of the candidate.
(159016)
168  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 9th April, Official Report, column 454W, on NHS vacancies, how many NHS vacancies there were in London 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.
(158774)
169  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines he has issued to NHS trust chief executives in respect of public statements by doctors working for the Trust.
(157904)
170  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a definition of reasonable charges in respect of local authorities and home care for persons in receipt of monies from the Independent Living Fund.
(158979)
171  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions have taken place between his Department and the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and the East and North Hertfordshire division of the Hertfordshire Health Authority about the current and underlying deficits in the local NHS in East and North Hertfordshire; and if he will make a statement.
(158947)
172  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if there will be cuts in health services in East and North Hertfordshire in order to reduce the current and underlying budget deficits in the local NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(158948)
173  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he intends to take to reduce the underlying and current budget deficits of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and the East and North Hertfordshire division of the Hertfordshire Health Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(158940)
174  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make further funding available to the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and the East and North Hertfordshire division of the Hertfordshire Health Authority in order to reduce their respective deficits.
(158949)
175  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's consultations regarding community health councils.
(159367)
176  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department is taking to reintroduce matrons into the NHS.
(159373)
177  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the action being taken by the EU Commission to harmonise regulations on food supplements in member states.
(159180)
178  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the proposed agenda for the meeting of the public health committee of the Council of Europe scheduled for 30th and 31st May on the subject of nutrition, food safety and consumer health; and if he will be represented at those meetings.
(159178)
179  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what objectives he is pursuing in relation to the market in food supplements through the Council of Europe and meetings of its public health committee.
(159179)
180  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the measures he has taken to tackle domestic violence since May 1997.
(159419)
181  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds have been made available for (a) drug education and prevention and (b) drug rehabilitation in Luton since 1st May 1997.
(159416)
182  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of beds is in NHS hospitals (a) built, (b) commissioned and (c) planned since 1st May 1997.
(159438)
183  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many golden hellos and golden handcuffs are being offered to doctors (a) practising and (b) encouraged to practice in (i) Pendle and (ii) the East Lancashire Health Authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(159380)
184  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in (a) Lancashire and (b) England stopped doing NHS work during the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(159378)
185  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time patients waited to receive (a) digital and (b) other hearing aids was (i) in the United Kingdom and (ii) in Gloucestershire in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(158880)
186  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what endorsement has been given by his Department to the web site www.nhsonline.net.
(159193)
187  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the number of tuberculosis vaccine shortages in England in each of the last 10 years.
(158964)
188  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of shortages of the TB vaccine on the number of cases of TB; and if he will make a statement.
(158972)
189  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times were for a first appointment with a consultant at Eastbourne District General Hospital in (a) May 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(159191)
190  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average hours worked by the NHS nursing staff at North Bristol NHS Trust in each of the last six months; and if he will make a statement on the trust's policy of encouraging nursing staff to work additional shifts.
(158945)
191  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were imprisoned for failure to pay a court fine in each year since 1971.
(159254)
192  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to be able to confirm the identity of Ms Rachel Akuary of the Leeds Central constituency in respect of her claim for income support.
(158941)
193  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of persons convicted of a first criminal offence were sentenced to a term of imprisonment in each year since 1971.
(159253)
194  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reach a decision on the application from Mrs Lori Graham Strother Dixon of the Leeds Central constituency for leave to extend her stay in the UK and permit her to take employment as a teacher.
(158943)
195  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Nottingham North constituency of his Deparment's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158855)
196  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effects on the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158860)
197  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constutency, the effect on the Bristol South constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158856)
198  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the North Southwark and Bermondsey constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(158861)
199  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those people currently held in detention under immigration law, indicating the number held in each (a) institution, (b) prison and (c) police station.
(158973)
200  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what criteria Dr Michael Denham was selected to assess the capacity of Augusto Pinochet to stand trial; which other consultants were considered; and what objections were made to his appointment.
(158976)
201  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the staffing level is of (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) support staff in the medical facility at HMP Holloway; and what the equivalent figures were for each of the last five years.
(158982)
202  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the date and place of all suicide attempts by persons held under immigration law for each year since 1992.
(158971)
203  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to publish the results of a review of the voucher system for persons seeking asylum in the UK.
(158970)
204  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which of the records of medical examinations carried out on Augusto Pinochet prepared for his Department have been made available to (a) military and (b) legal authorities in Chile.
(158977)
205  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd April, how he proposes to measure his performance against the first and fourth of his targets in his Tackling Drugs strategy; what figures he is currently using for the numbers of young people using illegal drugs and the amount of drugs available on the streets; and how he has arrived at these estimates.
(158935)
206  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the renewal of firearm and shotgun certificates were (a) received and (b) processed by West Mercia Constabulary in (i) 1st January 2000 to 30th June 2000, (ii) 1st July 2000 to 31st December 2000 and (iii) 1st January to 31st March.
(159186)
207  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firearm and shotgun certificates were (a) granted, (b) renewed and (c) varied by West Mercia Constabulary between 1st October 2000 and 31st March.
(159184)
208  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firearm and shotgun certificates fell due for renewal in each month in the West Mercia Constabulary area in the last 12 months.
(159187)
209  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many temporary firearm and shotgun permits were issued by West Mercia Constabulary during the previous six month period to holders of firearm and shotgun certificates awaiting renewals and whose certificates had expired.
(159185)
210  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for (a) each police force area and (b) each Basic Command Unit area, the number of recorded vehicle crimes in (i) the financial year 1998-99, (ii) the financial year 1999-2000 and (iii) the first nine months of the financial year 2000-01; what is the difference between the number of recorded vehicle crimes in 1999-2000 and in 1998-99; and what is the percentage change in the number of recorded vehicle crimes in 1999-2000 compared with 1998-99.
(159047)
211  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the ratio of specific sentence reports to the total of pre-sentence reports plus specific sentence reports in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000 and (c) 2000-2001.
(158929)
212  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for (a) each police force area and (b) each Basic Command Unit area the number of recorded domestic burglaries in (1) the financial years 1998-99, (2) the financial year 1999-2000 and (3) the first nine months of the financial year 2000-01; what is the difference between the number of recorded domestic burglaries in 1999-2000 and in 1998-99; and what is the percentage change in the number of recorded domestic burglaries in 1999-2000 compared with 1998-99.
(159045)
213  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish the recorded crime statistics for the 12 months ending 31st March.
(159012)
214  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the crime reduction directors in England and Wales, indicating their relevant (a) experience and (b) qualifications.
(159036)
215  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he (a) has set and (b) plans to set and what data he has identified to enable his Department to meet its PSA target to ensure just processes and just and effective outcomes in the criminal justice system.
(159027)
216  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many football related offences had been committed by the end of March; and what his Department's baseline figure was.
(159035)
217  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his baseline for his Department's PSA target to reduce the level of disorder.
(159020)
218  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average overall cost to the Criminal Justice System in 2000-01 of each person (a) proceeded against, (b) found guilty or admitting guilt and (c) found not guilty.
(158932)
219  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) accredited offender behaviour programmes and (b) accredited offender behaviour programmes for sexual offenders were completed in the financial year 2000-01.
(159030)
220  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the Glidewell co-located criminal justice units; and if he will make a statement on the targets and performance indicators which he has set for those units.
(158952)
221  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his baseline for his Department's PSA target of reducing by five per cent. the percentage of young people who offend.
(159018)
222  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases involving persistent young offenders have come before the courts in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001 to date; and how many have come before the courts in the financial years (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01.
(158938)
223  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Drug Prevention Advisory Service Business Plan.
(159023)
224  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets and performance indicators he has set to meet his Department's objective of tackling attrition in the criminal justice system.
(158951)
225  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the police force areas and basic command units that make up the principal cities which are the subject of his Department's target for reducing recorded robbery.
(159013)
226  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the total cost to public funds of the crime reduction directors in England and Wales, their offices and support staff.
(159037)
227  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of pre-sentence reports were delivered within 15 days during the year 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(158930)
228  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug treatment and testing orders have been (a) made, (b) breached and (c) revoked by the courts since the national roll-out of the order in October 2000.
(158946)
229  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report prepared for his Department by Professor Michael Levi on laws to combat organised crime.
(158950)
230  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were dealt with for supply offences in respect of Class A drugs for the calendar years (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000 and for the financial years (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99, (iv) 1999-2000 and (v) 2000-01.
(159024)
231  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases a final warning has been given to a young offender; in what proportion of such cases the final warning has been followed by an intervention; and if he will make a statement.
(159007)
232  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average number of hours of purposeful activity per prisoner per week (a) in 2000-01 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(158933)
233  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the projects currently being funded by his Department in order to implement the action points of 'Living Without Fear', indicating the objective, expected duration and cost to public funds of each such project.
(159014)
234  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he has set for the reduction of incidents of disorder.
(159021)
235  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish a report under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 on costs.
(158931)
236  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were removed in 2000-01.
(159152)
237  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for each police force area, the average number of days from arrest to sentence in cases involving persistent young offenders at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(158936)
238  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to achieve his PSA target of reducing asylum decision times to two months or less in 70 per cent. of cases.
(159032)
239  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his baseline and what are his targets and performance indicators to meet his Department's objective of achieving a reasonable reduction in attrition.
(159937)
240  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the initiatives (a) under way and (b) planned as part of his Crime Reduction Programme, indicating the objectives, expected duration and cost to public funds of each initiative.
(159017)
241  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list (a) for each police force area and (b) each Basic Command Unit area the number of recorded robberies in (i) 1998-1999, (ii) 1999-2000 and (iii) the first nine months of the financial year 2000-01; what is the difference between the number of recorded robberies in the first nine months of 2000-01 compared with the first nine months of 1999-2000; and what is the percentage difference between the number of recorded robberies in the first nine months of 2000-01 compared with the first nine months of 1999-2000.
(159044)
242  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he has set to improve the satisfaction of (a) victims and (b) witnesses with the criminal justice system.
(159025)
243  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Ministerial Group on the Family last met; and if he will make a statement on its current programme of work.
(159009)
244  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the progress of statutory time limits pilots.
(158928)
245  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish his Department's research findings on public confidence in the criminal justice system.
(159026)
246  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish the results of his Department's research into the results of the New England and Wales Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Initiative.
(159022)
247  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his (a) baseline and (b) target for the disruption of organised criminal enterprises.
(159029)
248  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the figures (a) nationally and (b) for each probation area for the number and proportion of cases under supervision by the Probation Service where breach action was taken in accordance with national standards in 2000-01.
(158934)
249  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he (a) has set and (b) plans to set for reducing the economic costs of crime.
(159019)
250  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's predicted two-year reconviction rate for offenders serving community sentences is in each year from 2001 to 2004, inclusive.
(159031)
251  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he plans to take to meet his target of a 3 per cent. annual reduction in the number of offences involving firearms.
(159034)
252  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the measures which he has taken to tackle domestic violence since May 1997.
(159418)
253  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions there were for possession of Class A drugs in Luton in each year since 1991.
(159415)
254  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many charges of racial discrimination have been made by staff of the Commission for Racial Equality against the commission itself in each of the last three years; and how many of these were settled before reaching the employment tribunal.
(158879)
255  
N  
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many clandestine entrants into the United Kingdom were detected each month since 30th September 1999.
(159122)
256  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken to reach an initial decision for applications for asylum is; and if he will make a statement.
(159440)
257  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been under section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 in (a) 2000 and (b) the period to April 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(159441)
258  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected cannot be traced; and if he will make a statement.
(159442)
259  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of asylum applications include dependant children; and if he will make a statement.
(159436)
260  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission was advised of assessments by (a) the House personnel staff and (b) formal staff inspections of the overworking in the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(159203)
261  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the policy of the Commission is on acting on assessments of overload in support staff to departments of the House and in the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(159204)
262  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will estimate the under-resourcing of staff assisting the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards; when the Commission was informed of the problem; what information it has on it; and if he will make a statement on the publication of this information.
(159202)
263  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many responses he has received to the consultation paper, 'Who Decides? Making Decisions on Behalf of Mentally Incapacitated Adults' (Cm 3803); how many respondents were (a) in favour of and (b) against witholding food and fluids from incapacitated patients who are not dying; and if he will make a statement.
(159181)
264  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what objectives he (a) has set and (b) plans to set to meet his Department's PSA target to respect the rights of defendants and to treat them fairly.
(159028)
265  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the average time taken from charge to the start of trials and what was the average number of hearings in an indictable-only case in (a) 2000 and (b) the first quarter of 2001.
(158927)
266  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when she expects her Department to achieve its PSA target of reducing asylum appeal decision times to four months or less.
(159033)
267  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list measures he has taken to tackle domestic violence since 1st May 1997.
(159417)
268  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will now publish a list of the names and former employments of all the investigators employed by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and indicate what experience and training each has in police work.
(159154)
269  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the new Northern Ireland Office Guidance to the Chief Constable on Complaints and Conduct Procedures to be published.
(159155)
270  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints have been received by the office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in each month from her appointment up to the latest available date; how many in each month were (a) rejected, (b) withdrawn, (c) under investigation, (d) had investigations completed, (e) resulted in disciplinary proceedings being taken, and by whom and (f) resulted in files being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
(159156)
271  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, pursuant to her Answer of 16th March, Official Report, column 764W on people's peerages, what estimate she has made of the cost of providing the answer sought.
(159421)
272  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, how many applicants for a people's peerage are being recommended for appointment; and if she will make a statement.
(159381)
273  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the President of the Council, when she will announce the company appointed by the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Ltd to operate the televising of Parliament following the expiry of the current contract.
(159365)
274  
N  
Mr Joe Ashton (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with Motorola on the future of its mobile phone factory in Bathgate; and if he will hold similar discussions with Ericssons of Worksop Notts, on the future of its mobile telephone plant.
(159120)
275  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he expects the Benefits Agency to reach a decision on the claim for income support from Ms Rachel Akuary.
(158942)
276  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many and what percentage of (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples have weekly incomes below (i) £80, (ii) £85, (iii) £90, (iv) £95, (v) £100, (vi) £105, (vii) £110, (viii) £115, (ix) £120, (x) £125, (xi) £130, (xii) £135, (xiii) £140, (xiv) £145, (xv) £150, (xvi) £155, (xvii) £160, (xviii) £165, (xix) £170, (xx) £175, (xxi) £180, (xxii) £185, (xxiii) £190, (xxiv) £195 and (xxv) £200.
(158793)
277  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to reform the system for appointing members of occupational pension schemes to serve as trustees.
(159362)
278  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the way pension funds handle grievances.
(159151)
279  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the rules governing occupational pensions schemes and the way they are vetted to protect contributors.
(159050)
280  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to require contributors to occupational pension schemes to have the rights of appeal following an ombudsman's determination.
(159049)
281  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will review the costs and benefits to (a) employers and (b) employees of the legal framework governing the operation of occupational pension schemes.
(159363)
282  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to require pension trusts to give reasons for refusal (a) to reward a disability pension and (b) of arbitration following such refusal.
(159054)
283  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to ensure that members of pension trusts have a right to be consulted before (a) trusts are restructured and (b) members are transferred to other schemes.
(159053)
284  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on pension trusts' refusal to divulge the reason for rejecting ill health pension applications.
(159052)
285  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to compel pension trusts to divulge the reason for refusal of ill-health pension applications.
(159051)
286  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what progress he has made on reducing his Department's sickness absence rates; what baseline figure was used to assess his Department's compliance with its PSA target on reducing sickness rates; what the Department's actual figure for 2000 was; and if he will make a statement.
(159168)
287  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what progress has been made by the Child Support Agency on reducing the outstanding level of debt owing from full maintenance assessments in line with its performance target.
(159169)
288  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, to what extent his target of having 85 per cent. of customers having benefits paid into their bank by 2005 is consistent with the Government's plan to complete the transition to ACT by 2005; and if he will make a statement on his plans for those customers who do not receive payment by ACT by 2005.
(159166)
289  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what sanction has been applied to his Department in cases where it has failed to meet its public service agreement targets.
(159167)
290  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what new proposals he has to improve consultation between employees and employers.
(157938)
291  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 22nd March to the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions and which was passed on to his Department.
(158854)
292  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement about the powers available to the courts to reclaim legal costs from publications which cause the premature abandonment of a trial.
[Transferred] (158939)
293  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reason part of funding for hardship relief payments is being met by local authorities; and if he will take steps to ensure that such funding is borne by the Government.
[Transferred] (159369)
294  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many prisoners held captive by the Japanese during World War Two are eligible for the Government's compensation payment; how many have been awarded payment; and at what cost.
[Transferred] (159364)
295  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects ultra low sulphur diesel and ultra low sulphur petrol will be made readily available at all petrol stations.
[Transferred] (159374)
296  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what arrangements have been made for the administration of Children's Fund monies in Staffordshire.
[Transferred] (159194)
297  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations the Government has received regarding allegations of UK financial institutions being involved in money laundering activities in respect of money transferred out of Serbia and the former Yugoslavia; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (159245)
298  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact on British industry of the decision of the Greek Government to postpone the acquisition of 60 Eurofighter Typhoon strike aircraft.
[Transferred] (159370)
299  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were sentenced to seven years imprisonment for export control offences in each of the years 1996 to 2000.
[Transferred] (159252)
300  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were convicted of arms control offences in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000; and what the average sentence was.
[Transferred] (159251)


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