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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 27 April 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 27 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.
 


 
FRIDAY 27th APRIL
1  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the report into BSE which he has commissioned from Professor Gabriel Horn.
(159263)
2  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the use of slug pellets prevents the designation of a lettuce farm as organic.
(159261)
3  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what his policy is on the use of raptors to keep foot and mouth disease landfill sites free of birds.
(159278)
4  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will assess the benefits of using Wingaway dam cry bird scarers on foot and mouth disease landfill sites.
(159277)
5  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, for what reason the practice of renting out grassland on RAF Lyneham for grass keep has been discontinued.
(159262)
6  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what volume of whey was fed to pigs in England in each of the last five years.
(159433)
7  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many pigs in England were fed with whey in the last twelve months; and what proportion they constitute of the national herd.
(159432)
8  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of methods of disposal of whey as an alternative to feeding to pigs.
(159434)
9  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the outcome was of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 24th to 25th April; what the Government's voting record was at the Council; and if he will make a statement.
(159572)
10  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what powers his Department has to restrict the holding of car boot sales in agricultural areas during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(159544)
11  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159510)
12  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to minimise (a) odour, (b) light pollution and (c) noise from the Throckmorton airfield burial site; and if he will make a statement.
(159271)
13  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the purpose of the floodlighting at the Throckmorton airfield burial site; for what reason the lighting operates through the night; and if he will make a statement.
(159272)
14  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if it is his policy to dispose of carcases from Devon at the Throckmorton airfield site; and if he will make a statement.
(159270)
15  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received about the extent of the exclusion zone following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Hawes.
(159259)
16  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will answer the question tabled for answer on 23rd April, Ref 158489, concerning the issuing of Form D notices to farmers by telephone.
(159444)
17  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received about the application of the welfare disposal scheme to livestock from restricted areas.
(159258)
18  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received on problems encountered by those farmers applying for a movement licence, with special reference to (a) cooperation between officials in different Government departments, (b) information available to enable local officials to agree to issue a licence and (c) the extent to which MAFF supplied relevant information in time for a licence to be issued on 23rd April; and if he will make a statement.
(159260)
19  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will answer the questions tabled for answer on 2nd April, Refs. 156280 and 156277.
(159445)
20  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the average valuation per cow has been for dairy Holstein cattle in each week of the foot and mouth epidemic.
(159462)
21  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farms have had all their cattle, sheep or pigs slaughtered because they were classified as (a) infected premises, (b) dangerous contacts, (c) slaughtered on suspicion, and (e) contiguous.
(159463)
22  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many confirmed infected premises have subsequently tested negative.
(159452)
23  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list for each week of the foot and mouth epidemic the number of suspect cases reported to his Department by farmers and the numbers of those which had swabs sent to Pirbright before foot and mouth disease was confirmed.
(159450)
24  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in respect of how many farms in Cumbria and Devon temporary veterinary inspectors have registered dissent over the operation of the contiguous cull.
(159465)
25  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the addresses of each cremation pyre in Cumbria.
(159453)
26  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many infected premises classifed as such in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Devon subsequently have proved not to be infected; and how many cattle and sheep were involved.
(159464)
27  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will state the ranks and job titles of the officials in Page Street from whom temporary veterinary inspectors had to obtain authorisation that their diagnosis of foot and mouth was a confirmed case.
(159451)
28  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on how many farms in Cumbria which were classed as dangerous contacts, temporary veterinary inspectors discovered foot and mouth when they went to conduct the contiguous on 3 km cull; and how many (a) cattle and (b) sheep were affected.
(159466)
29  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farms in Cumbria have had sheep slaughtered in the voluntary cull; and how many sheep were affected.
(159456)
30  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list for (a) England and (b) Cumbria the number of (i) cattle and (ii) sheep which have been slaughtered from farms contiguous to infected premises.
(159474)
31  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what epidemiological studies he has conducted in (a) Cumbria and (b) elsewhere which study the location of animal cremation pyres, wind direction and later outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.
(159455)
32  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many (i) cattle and (ii) sheep on how many farms in (a) England and (b) Cumbria have been slaughtered because they were contiguous to infected premises but where the infected premises later tested negative.
(159475)
33  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many slaughtered on suspicion cases in (a) England and (b) Cumbria have not been concluded or finally classified.
(159460)
34  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what percentage of animals from farms caught in the 3 km voluntary cull have tested positive for foot and mouth at Great Orton.
(159458)
35  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on how many farms in Devon animals have been slaughtered because they were contiguous to a farm which eventually tested negative for foot and mouth disease; and how many animals were slaughtered.
(159473)
36  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list on a weekly basis per county since the foot and mouth epidemic began the number of cases classified as slaughtered on suspicion.
(159457)
37  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farms in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Devon that were originally designated as contiguous were not slaughtered out because of appeals or interventions by (i) the farmers concerned and (ii) third parties.
(159461)
38  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many slaughtered on suspicion cases there have been; and how many of these were included in the totals of infected premises.
(159459)
39  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the reasons were for the culling of the cattle belonging to the Duke of Westminster; what considerations determined the timing of the culling; and if he will make a statement.
(159574)
40  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to review the compensation payments for cattle over 30 months old who could not be moved to slaughter because of foot and mouth restrictions; and if he will make a statement.
(159423)
41  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what consideration he has given to disposing of (a) infected and (b) non-infected animals slaughtered during the foot and mouth crisis at sea; what advice he has received on this option; and if he will make a statement.
(159424)
42  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will place in the Library the results of studies (a) done and (b) commissioned by his Department into the comparative merits of culling and vaccination of foot and mouth infected animals.
(159732)
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 pig.
(159679)
44  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, from what organisations and individuals he sought advice prior to opening the New Forest at Easter.
(159267)
45  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he received regarding re-opening the New Forest; and if he will make a statement.
(159266)
46  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice the Deputy Surveyor gave to ministers with respect to proposals for reopening the New Forest in time for the Easter weekend.
(159454)
47  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will amend the rules allowing movements of animals to slaughter for human consumption from within infected areas to permit movements from premises under form D restrictions where there has been no recent nearby outbreak, subject to a veterinary inspection.
(159722)
48  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by her Department and its agencies.
(159500)
49  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from (a) the English Tourism Council and (b) the British Tourist Authority on the cost of additional marketing campaigns to combat the economic impact of foot and mouth disease.
(159386)
50  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received regarding the future of Ealing Studios; and if he will make a statement.
(159400)
51  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Broadcasting Act 1996 is in conformity with the European Convention on Human Rights.
(159274)
52  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when applications for the last remaining digital radio licence in London will be determined; and if religious organisations will have equal consideration to other applicants.
(159273)
53  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if existing analogue licences will be automatically renewed by those applying for digital licences.
(159275)
54  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will grant automatic renewal to Premier Christian Radio's analogue licence.
(159264)
55  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159507)
56  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list those Grade I listed buildings whose facade has had to be compromised by reason of the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive; what procedures are followed by way of consultation between the HSE and conservation bodies to resolve such issues; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (159577)
57  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the membership and terms of reference of the Creative Industries Task Force; what publications and reports have been completed to date; what work is underway; and what measures the group has taken to promote creative works among members of ethnic minorities, including the Irish community in Britain.
(159554)
58  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the types of information covered by the COSMIC security classification.
(159675)
59  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159505)
60  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 13th March, Official Report, column 507W, if he will extend the table provided in order to record in each year since 1991, the number of (a) PBRs fired, (b) target hits and (c) injuries and fatalities.
(159548)
61  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the result of the SIM investigation was into the death of Grenadier Guardsman Richard King during exercises at Sennybridge; what correspondence he has had with the families of the deceased soldier; and what time elapsed between the death of Guardsman King and his family being informed of the results of the inquiry.
(159546)
62  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what legal advice he sought regarding the guidance on the compatibility of homosexuality and lesbianism with service in HM Armed Forces issued to potential recruits to the armed forces; when the leaflet containing this guidance was last reprinted; how many copies were printed; and if he will make a statement.
(159542)
63  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information is routinely collected to monitor the use of plastic baton rounds.
(159547)
64  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what investigations he has undertaken of reported losses of viruses from Porton Down in the past year.
(159724)
65  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd April to the honourable Member for Islington North, Official Report, column 97W, on UK nuclear defence policy, if he will place in the Library the material on which he based his reply on the compatibility between the Non Proliferation Treaty and the 1958 Agreement.
(159756)
66  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much was received by local education authorities as (a) special and (b) specific grants in each financial year since 1997-98; and if he will make a statement on the distribution by LEAs.
(159578)
67  
  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of higher education students are not paying tuition fees in (a) London and (b) English universities and higher education establishments.
(159613)
68  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159509)
69  
  
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    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 Mitcham and Morden constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(159511)
70  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 419W, on education rights, what the conditions of the meeting were with the Special Rapporteur on 7th February.
(159575)
71  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Truro and St. Austell of 9th February, Official Report, column 764W, on student loans, if he will estimate the nominal rate of interest required to hold the net present value of student loans at £590 million, if the threshold of student loans repayment were increased to £13,000.
(159543)
72  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps English Nature is taking (a) to ensure that Gait Burrows National Nature Reserve is not damaged by the Limesdale Hunt and (b) to remedy damage done by hunting.
(159496)
73  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will require all new bicycles to be sold with lights attached.
(159545)
74  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many tube trains were running in each year since 1994; and how many tube train drivers were employed by London Underground in each of the same years.
(159276)
75  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the Minister for the Environment's oral statement of 23rd April, Official Report, column 32, if he will initiate an immediate study into (a) the formation of dioxins due to combustion of chlorinated compounds in carcases burnt by napalm and (b) the formation of poly-aromatic hydro-carbons due to reactions involving naptha compounds in napalm.
(159231)
76  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance has been given to the police force with regard to the prosecution of drivers who display a flag, other than the EU flag, on vehicle registration plates.
(159234)
77  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library details of research commissioned by his Department into transport information provision and Transport Direct.
(159230)
78  
N  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will reply to the honourable Member for Ludlow's letter of 4th April on the Rural Task Force.
(159385)
79  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his Department's role in considering Railtrack's decisions to cancel its contributions towards the building of a passenger lift at Kirkham and Wesham station.
(159237)
80  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what powers are available to local authorities to use their planning powers to specify the tenure of housing in a new development; what plans he has to review those powers; and if he will make a statement.
(159430)
81  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the purpose and itinerary of his recent visit to the USA was; which officials accompanied him; what the total cost to public funds was; which members of the United States Administration he met; and if he will make a statement.
(159225)
82  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions took place with the German nuclear authorities in advance of permission being granted for the recent resumption of spent nuclear fuel transport from Germany to Sellafield.
(159730)
83  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd April, Official Report, column 85W, on Euratom, if, he will place in the Library copies of the Euratom nuclear site verification visit reports.
(159755)
84  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the percentage of those registered under the Environmental Taskforce who go on to secure permanent employment in the environment sector.
(159728)
85  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast he has made of annual Exchequer revenues deriving from climate change levy to be paid by the hotel and restaurant industry.
(159382)
86  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revision has been made since 1st April to his Department's estimate of the revenue which will be raised by IR35.
(159268)
87  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes have been made to Inland Revenue guidelines on the implementation of IR35 since 1st April.
(159269)
88  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what cost has been incurred to date in the implementation of IR35; and what the projected cost is for the 2001-02 financial year.
(159226)
89  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria are applied by the investors' compensation scheme to determine if a decision on an application for compensation can be referred to a panel of non-executive directors for review.
(159758)
90  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will conduct a review of the effectiveness of the appeals mechanisms of the investors' compensation scheme; and whether an independent appeals procedure should be established.
(159757)
91  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase support for near-market high-technology research and development, with particular reference to technology demonstration projects designed to prove concepts and to reduce technical and financial risk.
(159672)
92  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce 100 per cent. first-year capital allowances for IT-embedded investments.
(159671)
93  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review (a) the impact of the climate change levy and (b) negotiated agreements associated with the levy.
(159674)
94  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase research and development tax credits for large firms.
(159670)
95  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his measures to increase investment in (a) infrastructure, (b) life-long learning and (c) research and development.
(159669)
96  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal measures he is planning to shift resources from household consumption to business investment.
(159668)
97  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reform sections 589A and 589B of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 with regard to (a) extension of the relief to an employee's spouse, (b) extension of the relief to part-time employees and (c) changing the minimum two year employment period for qualification.
(159677)
98  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159508)
99  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on (a) accountancy and (b) other professional charges incurred by taxpayers in calculating and submitting tax returns in respect of capital gains tax; and if he will make a statement.
(159576)
100  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 21st March on behalf of his constituent, Mr Chilton.
(159209)
101  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 6th March on behalf of his constituent, Mr D. Pears.
(159211)
102  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the publicity campaign run by his Department in 2000 aimed at women who held a valid election to pay national insurance contributions at the reduced rate.
(159224)
103  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Spain regarding the European Union's single sky proposals; and if he will make a statement.
(159580)
104  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159506)
105  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what provision he has made in accordance with his commitments under Article 12, paragraph 3 of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages to reflect the (a) Irish, (b) Welsh and (c) Scots Gaelic languages and culture; and what the estimated cost of such provision is in each of the next four years.
(159498)
106  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 13th March, Official Report, column 549W, on the Your Britain, Your Europe Roadshow, at what level and on what date the decision was made to (a) postpone and (b) cancel the initiative.
(159555)
107  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received concerning industrial activities undertaken at the Al Daura plant, near Baghdad.
(159729)
108  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development about the promotion for religious freedom in Government aid programmes.
(159392)
109  
  
Mr Bowen Wells (Hertford and Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the areas funded by his Department in Zimbabwe.
(159568)
110  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the list of medical conditions exempt from prescription charges was last reviewed.
(159754)
111  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he uses for exempting medical conditions from prescription charges.
(159787)
112  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what it would cost to exempt people with Parkinson's disease from prescription charges.
(159786)
113  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with Parkinson's disease are required to pay for their prescriptions.
(159785)
114  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress made to date by the CFS/ME Working Group and its sub-groups.
(159560)
115  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people on (a) inpatient and (b) outpatient waiting lists were waiting more than 30 weeks in (i) health authorities and (ii) the NHS trusts that existed in March 1997.
(159229)
116  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the Children's Rights Director is; and what the terms of reference for the post are.
(159562)
117  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 21st March on behalf of his constitutents Mr and Mrs Bolt.
(159223)
118  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 19th February on behalf of his constitutent Mr R. Cawood.
(159222)
119  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 20th February about the colour imaging test.
(159218)
120  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 19th February on behalf of his constituent, Mrs J. Wort.
(159213)
121  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 15th February on behalf of his constitutent Ms P. Rogers.
(159216)
122  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 12th February on behalf of his constitutent Mrs C. Dean.
(159220)
123  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 19th February on behalf of his constituent, Dr S. A. Steel.
(159215)
124  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March, Official Report, column 801W, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgshire will receive the promised reply to his letter on behalf of his constituent, Mr Ball.
(159228)
125  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 19th February on behalf of the British Organ Donor Society.
(159208)
126  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 6th March on behalf of his constitutents Mr and Mrs Ellwood.
(159219)
127  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 12th March on behalf of his constituent, Mr D. T. Vickers.
(159214)
128  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 19th February on behalf of his constitutent Mr S. O'Keeffe.
(159217)
129  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 21st February on behalf of his constitutent Mrs S. Cochrane.
(159221)
130  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of beds is in NHS hospitals in England.
(159448)
131  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the largest number of beds in an NHS hospital in England.
(159449)
132  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses there are in total in the UK per head of population working in the National Health Service, in private facilities and through registered nursing agencies.
(159558)
133  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds there are per head of population in (a) the National Health Service and (b) private facilities.
(159559)
134  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors there are per head of population working in the National Health Service and in private facilities.
(159557)
135  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that TB vaccine can be obtained from more than one manufacturer; and if he will make a statement.
(159497)
136  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional money has been made available to West Herts NHS Trust as a result of the recent report on cleanliness in hospitals.
(159537)
137  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to publish the statutory guidance relating to residential options and refusals referred to in paragraph 7.1(2) (page 73) of the Mental Health White Paper.
(159536)
138  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress being made by his Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Group on Vitamins and Minerals; and if he expects the group to produce its final report before the publication of the report by the European Commission's Scientific Committee for Food on the safety of vitamins and minerals.
(159539)
139  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress being made by the European Commission's Scientific Committee for Food in reviewing the safety of vitamins and minerals; when he expects that Committee will adopt upper safe levels; and for which nutrients.
(159538)
140  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the ability of the Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Group on Vitamins and Minerals to produce its report according to the timetable originally envisaged with its present level of resources.
(159541)
141  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the work of his Ad Hoc Expert Advisory Group on Vitamins and Minerals progresses with sufficient speed as to inform his input into the work of the European Scientific Committee for Foods.
(159540)
142  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications made in each year since 1996 are yet to be determined by his Department.
(159581)
143  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants whose applications were refused for non-compliance were subsequently granted (a) refugee status and (b) exceptional leave to enter or remain in each month of (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001; and what proportion this represents of the total numbers refused on that basis.
(159586)
144  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were granted (a) refugee status and (b) exceptional leave to enter or remain in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001, including those granted such status following an initial refusal of asylum.
(159584)
145  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons whose asylum applications were refused in each month of (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001 were refused for (i) failing to return a statement of evidence within the time specified, (ii) returning a statement of evidence in a language other than English and (iii) returning a statement of evidence on time but inadequately completed.
(159583)
146  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases where asylum applications were refused for non-compliance those decisions were subsequently withdrawn in each month of (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.
(159585)
147  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department makes a decision to refuse an asylum application on non-compliance grounds and later withdraws that decision to grant or refuse asylum in that case, if the second decision on that case is included as a decision made in the monthly statistics published by his Department.
(159582)
148  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications (a) are awaiting a decision by his Department and (b) have been appealed against a refusal of asylum on non-compliance grounds, which were made by nationals of (a) Somalia, (b) Sierra Leone, (c) Afghanistan, (d) Iraq, (e) Sri Lanka and (f) Congo.
(159579)
149  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motorcycles have been (a) stolen and (b) recovered in each of the last four years.
(159565)
150  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on recent measures which have been taken to reduce motorcycle theft.
(159566)
151  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the planned initial capacity and the planned full operating capacity is of (a) Thurleigh Detention Centre, (b) Harmondsworth Detention Centre, (c) Aldington Detention Centre and (d) Dungavel Detention Centre.
(159425)
152  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Oakington Reception Centre will operate at full capacity.
(159402)
153  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to sign a contract to move to a new London headquarters.
(159398)
154  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which financial year he expects the Oakington Reception Centre first to deliver savings in asylum support costs.
(159401)
155  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to to announce the conclusions of his review of the asylum voucher system.
(159405)
156  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the terms of reference are of his review of the targets for the processing of asylum support claims; when he will announce the conclusions of that review; and if he will make a statement.
(159406)
157  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) detained and (c) charged with offences; how many had removal or deportation proceedings instituted against them as a result of Operation Leighton; and if he will make a statement.
(159429)
158  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the detention centres at Thurleigh, Harmondsworth, Aldington and Dungavel will begin to receive detainees.
(159426)
159  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which financial year the Oakington Reception Centre will deliver the annual saving in asylum support costs referred to on page 65 of his Department's Annual Report.
(159399)
160  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Ministers in his Department have completed a course of race awareness training.
(159397)
161  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the latest out-turn is for the percentage of substantive asylum applications decided within two months.
(159407)
162  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have made representations to him during his review of the asylum voucher system; if he will place copies of these representations in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(159404)
163  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons were for the increase in the projected costs of (a) the Warnings Index and (b) the National Asylum Seeker's Service IS/IT system as listed on page 116 of his Department's Annual Report.
(159427)
164  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the purpose is of the increase in the budget of the Commission for Racial Equality for 2001-02 as set out on page 117 of his annual report.
(159428)
165  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were held at Oakington during the financial year 2000-01; what the average period of time was for which an asylum seeker stayed at Oakington; and if he will make a statement.
(159403)
166  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the refugee status of Mr Asur Saribal.
(159494)
167  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are detained in each special secure unit, indicating (a) the crimes for which each prisoner was convicted, (b) the national origin and citizenship of the prisoner, (c) the ethnic group of the prisoners, (d) the aggregate length of time the prisoner was in SSU accommodation, (e) the month and year in which the prisoner's last two formal three-monthly medical reviews took place and (f) the representations he has received following observations made by medical examiners.
(159553)
168  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the recommendations of the Prison Service Searches on the Person" Review indicating the progress made in the implementation of each proposal.
(159551)
169  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many strip searches of (a) women, (b) men and (c) children have been conducted in the past 12 months by authorised personnel attached to the (i) Prison Service, (ii) the police, (iii) Customs and Excise and (iv) other bodies.
(159552)
170  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 20th March on behalf of his constituent, Mr W. L. Wamscott.
(159210)
171  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 499W, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive the reply which was promised.
(159227)
172  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire will receive a reply to his letter of 15th February on behalf of his constituent, Miss R. G. G. Bird.
(159212)
173  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places have had their designation as cluster areas for asylum seekers removed; and for what reasons.
(159740)
174  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether North East Lincolnshire Council was consulted about the suitability of Springfield Hostel, Grimsby for asylum seekers; and to whom it can now make representations on the suitability of that location.
(159763)
175  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places have been designated as cluster areas for asylum seekers; and if he will list them, giving the area covered by each.
(159747)
176  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional financial provision is made for (a) health service provision, (b) education provision and (c) local government services in areas designated as cluster areas for asylum seekers.
(159748)
177  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers entered at each port of entry in the latest available year.
(159753)
178  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what opportunities for appeal (a) local authorities and (b) local electors have against the designation of their areas as a cluster for asylum seekers.
(159678)
179  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he limits the numbers of properties and places private accommodation providers can purchase in each cluster area for asylum seekers.
(159727)
180  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the membership and location are of each regional consortium for the dispersal of asylum seekers; and how the members were appointed.
(159736)
181  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account is taken of local (a) unemployment rates, (b) health services and (c) education provision in the designation of cluster areas and the allocation of asylum seekers to them.
(159733)
182  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) total population and (b) ethnic minority percentage are of each cluster area for dispersal of asylum seekers.
(159744)
183  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been dispersed under the voluntary scheme from (a) North East Lincolnshire, (b) North Lincolnshire, (c) Lincolnshire, (d) North Yorkshire and (e) Cumbria.
(159734)
184  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds and when Grimsby was designated a cluster area for the reception of asylum seekers; and if he will set out the consequences of this designation.
(159746)
185  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he intends to secure a fair and equitable dispersal of asylum seekers between areas designated and areas not designated as cluster areas.
(159749)
186  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what control (a) the local authority, (b) the Health Service and (c) the education authority have on the number of asylum seekers allocated to a cluster area; and how their views are taken into account.
(159725)
187  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who authorises the purchase of properties for the accommodation of asylum seekers in cluster areas by accommodation providers; and who bears the costs if planning permission is refused.
(159738)
188  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual budget was of the National Asylum Support Service in the last financial year; and how much of this was (a) allocated to accommodation and support and (b) paid to (i) local authorities and (ii) private accommodation providers.
(159735)
189  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations commission and finance providers of accommodation for asylum seekers; and for how long their contracts last.
(159723)
190  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what limits are placed on numbers of asylum seekers in any one property purchased by accommodation providers; and what guidance is given to them on the size of properties.
(159737)
191  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places have been provided for dispersed asylum seekers by (a) local authorities, (b) accommodation providers and (c) boarding houses since dispersal began.
(159739)
192  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for the designation of cluster areas for the reception of asylum seekers.
(159745)
193  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what weighting is given to the size of the ethnic minority population as a factor designating cluster areas for asylum seekers; and what racial or ethnic affinities are taken into account.
(159750)
194  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he ensures that no area receives a disproportionate number of dispersed asylum seekers; and how he defines disproportionate for this purpose.
(159752)
195  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in taking account of the size of the local ethnic minority population in designating cluster areas for the reception of asylum seekers, whether asylum seekers already there are included; and what part the numbers of the latter play in the decision to locate further asylum seekers there.
(159751)
196  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Commission for Racial Equality is consulted about the dispersal of asylum seekers, the designation of cluster areas for their reception and the numbers sent to each area.
(159726)
197  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159571)
198  
N  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information is provided on the knowledge network on the level of (a) recorded crime, (b) violent crime and (c) police manpower in the Chichester constituency; and what comparable statistics are available for 1997.
(159265)
199  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) serving officers of and (b) recruits to the Metropolitan Police in 2000-01 reside in Hertfordshire.
(159535)
200  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 7th March, regarding a constituent: Ref. 6492/1.
(159233)
201  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by her Department and its agencies.
(159503)
202  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department has given (a) practical and (b) financial backing of the World Bank loan for the Vision 2020 proposals.
(159760)
203  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has given to the Vision 2020 proposals for agricultural reform in Andhra Pradesh, India.
(159759)
204  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to the World Bank in support of Vision 2020; and what scale of World Bank loan this has resulted in.
(159761)
205  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the share of world trade of each of the most indebted countries (a) in 1980 and (b) in the latest year for which figures are available.
(159762)
206  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to make compliance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights a feature of UK aid policy.
(159394)
207  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account she takes of religious freedom in developing countries when deciding levels of UK development assistance.
(159395)
208  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with aid recipient countries about compliance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(159391)
209  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the UK aid programmes that have freedom from religious persecution as their primary objective.
(159390)
210  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the Netherlands' proposals for reform of EU trade regulations relating to overseas countries and territories.
(159743)
211  
  
Mr Bowen Wells (Hertford and Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the projects funded by her Department in Zimbabwe.
(159567)
212  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) double registration and (b) other domestic boundary disputes were handled by the Land Registry in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; of these, how many were (i) the subject of court action, (ii) resolved in court and (iii) settled in court on the basis of (A) loser pays winner's costs, (B) each party pays its own costs and (C) other arrangements for bearing costs; how long on average it took to settle such disputes; and what the average legal costs were for both parties combined.
(159676)
213  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159499)
214  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when (a) he and (b) the Legal Services Commission will make a statement about the procedure to be adopted by those eligible for controlled legal representation to have family visit appeals fees paid as a disbursement.
(159207)
215  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many family visit appeals have been lodged (a) for a full hearing and (b) for a review of the papers since 2nd October 2000: how many of these have been determined and, in each category, how many have been (i) allowed and (ii) dismissed; when he expects to complete the ministerial review; and if he will make a statement.
(159206)
216  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department.
(159501)
217  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the criminal convictions are of Charles Conlon, a prisoner in HMP Maghaberry; when his most recent conviction was; what sentence he is serving; how many days he has served in solitary confinement; and if he will make a statement on the circumstances of his punishment.
(159563)
218  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many past and present members of the RUC have submitted claims against the chief constable for the effects of (a) post-traumatic stress disorder and (b) other psychiatric illnesses; how many claims have been settled to date; and at what cost.
(159550)
219  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Loyalist paramilitary groups are involved in preparing, commissioning and conducting attacks upon perceived Catholics, Nationalists and Republicans and their property; if he will list the geographical areas in which each group has centred its activity and indicate the paramilitary origin or predecessor organisation of each group; and what his estimate is of the number of active Loyalist paramilitary group affiliates.
(159549)
220  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) punishment beatings, (b) punishment shootings and (c) murders there were in Northern Ireland in (i) each week and (ii) each month from 1st January to 31st March; and if he will indicate for each week and month how many of those crimes were committed by (A) Republican, (B) Loyalist and (C) other groups.
(159388)
221  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) punishment beatings, (b) punishment shootings and (c) murders there were in Northern Ireland in each week from 1st April to 30th April; and if he will indicate for each week and how many of those crimes were committed by (A) Republican, (B) Loyalist and (C) other groups.
(159389)
222  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place in the Library a copy of the programme of actions for the Commissioner appointed under section 67 of the Police Northern Ireland Act 2000 and his timetable for completing his task.
(159472)
223  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost from 31st December 2000 to 31st March 2001 of the Saville Inquiry was; if he will break down the costs for (a) salaries of staff, (b) travel and subsistence, (c) accommodation, (d) hearing/witness costs, (e) fees of solicitors representing those killed, (f) solicitors representing others, (g) barristers representing those killed, (h) barristers representing others, (i) IT/communications and (j) miscellaneous, including general office expenditure; and if he will list the totals of each heading and the total costs of each heading since the inquiry began.
(159384)
224  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) punishment beatings, (b) punishment shootings and (c) murders there were in Northern Ireland in (i) each week and (ii) each month from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2000; and if he will indicate for each week and month how many of those crimes were committed by (A) Republican, (B) Loyalist and (C) other groups.
(159387)
225  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will place a copy of the terms of reference of the Commissioner appointed under section 67 of the Police Northern Ireland Act in the Library.
(159467)
226  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers in Northern Ireland have been injured on duty in each of the last 24 months, indicating in each case if the injuries were (a) accidental and (b) the result of assault by (i) Republican, (ii) Loyalist, and (iii) other persons.
(159470)
227  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the investigators employed by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland are required to take the attestation of constable.
(159383)
228  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list (a) the persons employed by the Commissioner appointed under the Police Northern Ireland Act 2000, indicating for each their previous experience of policing, (b) the salaries paid to the Commissioner and each of his staff; (c) the date of and period of their appointment and (d) the total of the other sums expended upon the Commissioner and his staff, broken down under its main headings.
(159469)
229  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Commissioner appointed under section 67 of the Police Northern Ireland Act 2000 took up his duties; and when the first report of the Commissioner will be laid before Parliament.
(159468)
230  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information he has as to the identity of the organisation responsible for the (a) recent attack on the Strand Road RUC Station in Londonderry and (b) the death of Mr. C. O'Kane at Currynerin, Londonderry.
(159471)
231  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will announce the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the foot and mouth crisis referred to by the Minister for the Environment in his Statement on 23rd April, Official Report, column 25.
(159556)
232  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, what reasons underlie the practice of Ministers not providing details of meetings held when requested in parliamentary questions.
(159731)
233  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate of the cost of home visits in each year since 1996.
(159422)
234  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out his Department's policy in relation to the application of a cap on rebates to appropriate personal pensions from 2002 onwards.
(159396)
235  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159504)
236  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate is provided by his Department's Family Resources Survey of the number of couples, married or unmarried, with at least one dependent child where both partners are in paid employment or self-employment, each earning less than £34,000 per annum and whose combined income is in excess of (a) £38,000, (b) £40,000, (c) £45,000 and (d) £50,000.
(159446)
237  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to fast track regulatory changes, in anticipation of establishing OFCOM, in order to speed up broadband access in the UK.
(159478)
238  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of IT workers in the UK that worked on temporary contracts rather than permanent employment in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c), 1999 and (d) 2000; and if he will include that estimate in the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations.
(159481)
239  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the average cost of a specialist IT employment business placing a specialist IT worker in a six month temporary contract; what proportion of these costs relate to (a) placement fees and (b) payroll costs; and if he will make a statement.
(159484)
240  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to ensure that OFTEL will be equipped with adequate personnel with the relevant technical expertise to regulate competition in the broadband market.
(159477)
241  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what targets his Department has (a) for broadband access by UK households and (b) for the number of companies providing broadband access to UK households.
(159479)
242  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from British Nuclear Fuels regarding the future of new nuclear power plant development in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK.
(159443)
243  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the impact of allowing a maximum four week quarantine period for (a) temp to temp fees and (b) temp to third party fees for specialist IT employment businesses; and if he will include that estimate in the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations.
(159485)
244  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of the temporary workforce that specialised in IT in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; and if he will include that estimate in the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations.
(159482)
245  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the ability of employment businesses to continue to offer internet services to work-seekers in the light of Clauses 2 and 14 of the proposed Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(159487)
246  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate his Department has made of the total number of IT workers who sought work through employment businesses in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; and if he will include that estimate in the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations.
(159480)
247  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the importance to the UK economy of IT workers seeking work through employment businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(159483)
248  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons an assessment of the impact of a four week quarantine period for (a) temp to temp fees and (b) temp to third party fees was not included in the draft regulatory impact assessment for the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(159486)
249  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the reasons given by the Competition Commission not to make recommendations when it had identified adverse effects associated with the sale of products below cost.
(159570)
250  
  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to increase internet access for businesses in the Merseyside sub-region.
(159561)
251  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what telephone helplines to assist the public are administered by his Department and its agencies.
(159502)
252  
N  
Sir John Morris (Aberavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many ex-miners in the Aberavon constituency suffering from pneumoconiosis and vibration white finger had been paid compensation on the last date for which figures were available; what the total amount involved was; and what the largest single payment was.
(159431)
253  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweatlh Affairs and (b) Secretary of State for International Development about educating UK businesses to employ business practices that promote religious freedom overseas.
(159393)
254  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are being taken to secure access to the health records of retired miners when the holders of these records refuse access.
(159742)
255  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) rural and (b) non-rural post offices closed in (i) the last 12 months for which figures are available and (ii) 2000.
(159447)
256  
  
Mr Bowen Wells (Hertford and Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the projects funded by his Department in Zimbabwe.
(159569)
257  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the report into the impact of mine shafts on property values in Stoke-on-Trent will be published.
(159476)
258  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the representations of Flintshire County Council against the disposal of carcases at the Brookhill landfill site; and if he will make a statement.
(159236)
259  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the disposal of carcases following welfare culling at the Brookhill landfill site at Buckley, Flintshire; and if he will make a statement.
(159235)
260  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make it his policy to extend the funding available for vocational programmes to allow young people to develop craft and technical skills.
[Transferred] (159673)
261  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the conclusions of his meeting were with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education on 7th February.
[Transferred] (159564)


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