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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 25 June 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 25 June, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
MONDAY 25th JUNE
1  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many special advisers (a) resigned and (b) remained in office following the announcement of the General Election.
(381)
2  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much severance pay was paid to special advisers following the announcement of the General Election; and how much is due to be repaid by special advisers following their reappointment.
(382)
3  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to ask the National Audit Office to evaluate the content and use of regulatory impact assessments, including public consultation.
(744)
4  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what responsibility he has for developing the UK's climate change strategy.
(820)
5  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Cabinet Office has to introduce (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation to strengthen environmental freedom of information.
(805)
6  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to visit international conferences relating to climate change in the next 12 months.
(803)
7  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he next intends to meet the French Environment Minister for discussions on climate change.
(821)
8  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to introduce legislation to give effect to the recommendations of the Spoliation Committee regarding the return of looted cultural property.
(67)
9  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the level of local authority funding for (a) the arts and (b) museums in each of the last four years.
(68)
10  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the cost to public funds to date of the regional cultural consortiums; and if she will make a statement.
(69)
11  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the amount of National Lottery money (a) raised for good causes, (b) allocated to good causes and (c) received by good causes in each of the last four years.
(70)
12  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list those major millennium projects which have applied for additional National Lottery funding, indicating the sum requested, the reasons given for this request and the amount of extra funding allocated in each case.
(71)
13  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list all applications for local radio licences which are under consideration by the Radio Authority, indicating when each was lodged.
(72)
14  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list those films which have received National Lottery funding to date indicating (a) how much National Lottery funding they received, (b) their total budgets and (c) their box office takings.
(73)
15  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will state the income to date of the New Opportunities Fund together with cash disbursements made to projects.
(113)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to make further funds available for the marketing of Britain as a tourist destination.
(120)
17  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to end the current restrictions on religious broadcasters wishing to apply for new radio licences.
(78)
18  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to reform the law governing the licensing of live entertainment.
(82)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to improve the safety of sports grounds.
(99)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to make interest free loans available to tourism businesses affected by the economic impact of foot and mouth disease.
(119)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure platform diversity for the delivery of digital television services.
(87)
22  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the areas of responsibility that have (a) been transferred from her Department to other departments and (b) been transferred to her Department from other departments since 8th June.
(95)
23  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the financial consequences for sport of the proposed ban on sponsorship by tobacco companies.
(143)
24  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure political neutrality in appointments to the BBC Board of Governors.
(114)
25  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list those schools which have to date benefited from the work of school sports coordinators.
(122)
26  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has for Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee to be celebrated in the regions.
(128)
27  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the timetable for the proposed switch off of analogue television.
(86)
28  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many British Museum staff have been made redundant, dismissed, or taken early retirement over the past 12 months; at what costs; and with what period of notice in each case.
(90)
29  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the Government's financial support for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
(94)
30  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with representatives of (a) Formula One and (b) other sports regarding the proposed ban on sponsorship by tobacco companies.
(142)
31  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the timetable for the appointment of the new Chairman of the BBC.
(104)
32  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the £20 million which Wembley National Stadium Limited agreed to pay back to Sport England will be returned.
(105)
33  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many school sports coordinators have been appointed; and if she will make a statement.
(121)
34  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the cost, per month, for each of the last six months, of the Millennium Dome to (a) the Millennium Commission, (b) Government departments and (c) private funds.
(76)
35  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to introduce charitable status for community sports clubs.
(138)
36  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the opening date of the Millennium Bridge.
(80)
37  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of a new athletics facility at Picketts Lock on existing international standard facilities in England.
(97)
38  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the future of Wembley Stadium.
(107)
39  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Brighton and Hove Council regarding the availability of discretionary rate relief for sports clubs.
(137)
40  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the cost to public funds to date of developing Culture Online.
(91)
41  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on preparations for the celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
(127)
42  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the current deficit of regional theatres in receipt of public funds; and if she will make a statement.
(74)
43  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the number of employees (a) currently and (b) in May 1997 of each of the regional arts boards and of the Arts Council of England.
(75)
44  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met representatives of the British Hospitality Association to discuss the impact of foot and mouth on tourism.
(132)
45  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the number of overseas visitors to Britain in each quarter since May 1997.
(140)
46  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement about the future of Culture Online.
(98)
47  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects the athletics facility at Picketts Lock to be completed; and if she will make a statement.
(102)
48  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take in the event of the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium not proceeding to recover public funds invested in the project.
(106)
49  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received regarding the need for legislative change to enable action to be taken against individuals who take part in cricket pitch invasions; and if she will make a statement.
(110)
50  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is her Department's policy towards the regional arts boards.
(116)
51  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on standards of service in public libraries.
(117)
52  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed on the Dome site; and in what capacity.
(84)
53  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the UK Sports Institute.
(124)
54  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many court judgements have been made against the New Millennium Experience Company; and if she will list (a) settled and (b) pending court actions.
(79)
55  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the value of legal fees (a) invoiced and (b) paid by the New Millennium Experience Company in relation to settled or pending court actions.
(83)
56  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to restore a marketing function to the English Tourism Council.
(103)
57  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the annual budget of the schools sports coordinator programme; and what has been the expenditure to date.
(123)
58  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to review the process of awarding the contract to operate the National Lottery.
(89)
59  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many athletes have to date received assistance from the UK Sports Institute.
(125)
60  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to place a statutory duty on local authorities to maintain records of archaeological sites and monuments.
(101)
61  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the future of Ealing Studios.
(118)
62  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans there are for the use of Lottery funds in relation to Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
(126)
63  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the scheduling of news bulletins on (a) independent television channels and (b) the BBC.
(136)
64  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the administrative costs as a percentage of National Lottery income for each of the National Lottery distributing bodies in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(88)
65  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to introduce legislation to permit English Heritage to undertake overseas assignments.
(92)
66  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to transfer the Tote to the private sector; and if she will make a statement.
(96)
67  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to enhance the protection of underwater archaeological sites.
(100)
68  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the European Investment Bank regarding assistance for tourism businesses affected by foot and mouth disease.
(135)
69  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the England and Wales Cricket Board regarding crowd behaviour at one day international matches.
(109)
70  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to enhance the protection and preservation of (a) school and (b) community sports and recreation facilities.
(139)
71  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what are the total (a) maintenance, (b) security and (c) other continuing costs of the Dome; and if she will make a statement.
(131)
72  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what legal discussions she has had regarding trade names and trade marks used by the New Millennium Experience Company.
(77)
73  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the finances of the Royal Armouries.
(81)
74  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with sponsors of Formula One regarding the proposed ban on tobacco advertising; and if she will make a statement.
(141)
75  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many representatives of the Film Council attended the latest Cannes Film Festival; at what costs to public funds; and how many new British films were screened at the festival.
(115)
76  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions officials of the Health and Safety Executive have visited the Dome since December 2000; and what the purpose of the visit was in each case.
(85)
77  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the ability of London to host the 2005 World Athletics Championships.
(93)
78  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proposals she has to change the working of the concessionary scheme so that eligibility for concessionary TV licences is not lost when someone under 60 years moves into the beneficiary's sheltered housing.
(926)
79  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) she and (b) the Minister for Sport last attended a horse race meeting in their official capacity.
(187)
80  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to bring forward legislation for the deregulation of pub licensing.
(188)
81  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional funding for marketing she expects to provide to the British Tourist Authority in response to the foot and mouth disease crisis.
(189)
82  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional funding for marketing she expects to provide to the English Tourism Council and regional tourist boards in response to the foot and mouth disease crisis.
(190)
83  
  
Gareth Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action she will take to promote a London bid to host the Olympic Games.
(782)
84  
  
Gareth Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action she is taking to tackle the use of drugs by professional sportsmen and women.
(780)
85  
  
Gareth Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to reform gambling legislation; and if she will make a statement.
(781)
86  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requests were received by his Department regarding the use of Ministry of Defence vehicles during the bid to host the 2006 World Cup.
(130)
87  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use was made, and at what cost to public funds, of Ministry of Defence vehicles during the bid to host the 2006 World Cup.
(129)
88  
N  
Mr George Galloway (Glasgow Kelvin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military actions HM forces conducted over Northern Iraq on 19th June; and if he will make a statement.
(386)
89  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) female and (b) male (1) primary and (2) secondary school teachers are aged (i) 20 to 24, (ii) 25 to 29, (iii) 30 to 34, (iv) 35 to 39, (v) 40 to 44, (vi) 45 to 49, (vii) 50 to 54, (viii) 55 to 59, (ix) 60 to 65, (x) 65 to 70 and (xi) 70 years plus.
(388)
90  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her policy towards middle schools.
(800)
91  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has undertaken of the ability of schools to raise £50,000 to support a school's bid for specialist school status.
(932)
92  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what additional resources will be made available to schools which decide to offer vocational GCSE courses.
(931)
93  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made on (a) inclusion of information on acquired brain injury in the new guidance on the education of sick children and (b) inclusion of guidance for health professionals on the particular special educational needs of children with acquired brain injury.
(783)
94  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to ensure creative writing skills are developed at an early age.
(798)
95  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools with an arts specialism have so far been designated; and how many she intends to designate by January 2002.
(797)
96  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist status comprehensive schools have been designated.
(822)
97  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of local authorities have met their duty under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to produce a written strategy by the end of June on inspecting their areas for the purpose of identifying contaminated land.
(939)
98  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of significant consents to discharge trade effluents to watercourses held by industry in England and Wales included permission to discharge red list substances in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(943)
99  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the significant consents to discharge trade effluent to watercourses in England and Wales were reviewed by the Environment Agency in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(946)
100  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what enforcement actions were taken by the Environment Agency against those sites with significant consents to discharge trade effluent to watercourses in England and Wales which breached those consent levels in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(945)
101  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many significant consents to discharge trade effluents to watercourses were held by industry in England and Wales in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(941)
102  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of significant consents to discharge trade effluents to watercourses held by industry in England and Wales were monitored by the Environment Agency in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(942)
103  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what average funding was allocated to local authorities for meeting their duties under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in 2000-01 and in 2001-02.
(940)
104  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the level of compliance was with significant consents to discharge trade effluent to watercourses held by industry in England and Wales in (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(944)
105  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average spend was by local authorities for meeting their duties under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in 2000-01; and what the average planned spend is in 2001-02.
(938)
106  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will issue guidance on the operation of pick-your-own businesses in areas affected by foot and mouth disease outbreaks.
(265)
107  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has produced on changes in the incidence of fly-tipping following the increase in the level of the landfill tax; and if she will make a statement.
(812)
108  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to publish a paper on nuclear waste; and if she will make a statement.
(809)
109  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role is played by carbon sinks in the Government's climate change strategy.
(818)
110  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to introduce a moratorium on new municipal incinerators; and if she will make a statement.
(815)
111  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans (a) she and (b) ministers in her Department have to visit international conferences relating to climate change in the next 12 months.
(804)
112  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to implement the 1998 Aarhus Convention; and when it intends to introduce legislation to effect this.
(817)
113  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has conducted into changes in pollution following the introduction of congestion taxes.
(811)
114  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to introduce tougher controls on emissions from existing municipal incinerators; and if she will make a statement.
(816)
115  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the level of (a) graffiti, (b) litter, (c) fly posting and (d) the illegal dumping of waste; and if she will make a statement.
(813)
116  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when (a) she and (b) ministers in her Department next intend to meet the French Environment Minister.
(819)
117  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government intends to introduce legislation on abandoned cars.
(814)
118  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role nuclear power will play in the UK's climate change strategy; and if she will make a statement.
(837)
119  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) cattle and (b) sheep, on how many farms, in each county of England have been slaughtered because they were contiguous to infected premises but where the infected premises later tested negative.
(796)
120  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes were made to the foot and mouth contingency plan as a result of the updating exercises conducted in November and December 2000.
(787)
121  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many foreign vets, from which countries, have assisted the UK during the foot and mouth epidemic; and how many left the UK before receiving payment.
(791)
122  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the foot and mouth contingency plan which was deposited with the EU and OIE.
(789)
123  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made in publishing the location of each foot and mouth disease pyre and burial site in the UK.
(793)
124  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action will be taken against the officer in Monmouthshire who attempted to shoot sheep in a field at long range.
(786)
125  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the (a) farmers and (b) farms whose stock was slaughtered out because they were categorised as (i) direct contacts, (ii) contiguous cull, (iii) slaughter on suspicion and (iv) voluntary cull.
(788)
126  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pyre sites there are in each county in the UK; from how many ash has been removed; and how many have been completely restored.
(792)
127  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many premises classified as infected with foot and mouth disease in each county of (a) England and (b) Scotland have proved not to be infected; and how many cattle and sheep were involved.
(785)
128  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average valuation price was per bovine in each week of the current foot and mouth epidemic.
(790)
129  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals have been slaughtered in the categories (a) infected premises, (b) direct contacts, (c) contiguous cull, (d) slaughter on suspicion and (e) voluntary cull in each county in England, Wales and Scotland.
(794)
130  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in Cumbria have had sheep slaughtered in the voluntary cull; and how many sheep were slaughtered.
(795)
131  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the honourable Member for Shrewsbury & Atcham's letters dated 30th January, 12th February and 14th March and the letters from the Shrewsbury Chronicle dated 11th January, 15th March and 22nd March concerning the Bale Us Out campaign sent to the Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.
(830)
132  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the number of quangos previously overseen by the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the former Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions will reduce following the establishment of her Department.
(291)
133  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the division of responsibility for food and food safety between her Department, other Government departments and the Food Standards Agency.
(278)
134  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what period and on which products and geographical areas the European Union imposed a temporary suspension of South African livestock imports following the outbreak of foot and mouth in KwaZulu-Natal last year.
(212)
135  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to allow an independent audit of the official foot and mouth statistics.
(273)
136  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms included in the foot and mouth cull but not recognised as infected premises have had laboratory tests conducted for the presence of foot and mouth; and what proportion of these recorded positive results.
(286)
137  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish in full the advice sought and received from Professor Paul Kitching with regard to the Government's foot and mouth strategy.
(287)
138  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the duties of EU member state governments in respect of information and instructions received from the EU concerning restrictions on imports from non-EU countries affected by animal disease outbreaks.
(282)
139  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date the Government defined the foot and mouth outbreak as an epidemic.
(284)
140  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will provide a detailed list of the responsibilities of the Ministers in her Department.
(214)
141  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what scientific advice the Government has received on the type and the overseas geographical source of the viruses responsible for the current foot and mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom.
(283)
142  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information and instructions EU member state governments received from the European Union in respect of the outbreak of foot and mouth in KwaZulu-Natal last year.
(280)
143  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the Government has received from studies of the genetic fingerprint of the virus responsible for the current foot and mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom; and what understanding further to the type O pan-Asia strain identification of the virus.
(285)
144  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Minister in her Department will in normal circumstances attend meetings of the Agriculture Council.
(204)
145  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on whose recommendation the change to the Government's slaughter policy in respect of foot and mouth, announced on 26th April, was made; and if he will make public the advice given on this matter.
(739)
146  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if live samples of the foot and mouth virus have been legally imported into the United Kingdom in the last four years.
(202)
147  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy that no new farmscale GM crop trials will be licensed within cross-pollination distance of Ryton Organic Gardens.
(275)
148  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely cost to the taxpayer of replacing the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions.
(203)
149  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when preparations began for the transfer of responsibility for the Environment Agency to the new Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
(197)
150  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's current assessment is of the scientific assumptions that underpinned the Government's foot and mouth strategy as set out at the end of March.
(274)
151  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what response the Government made to information and instructions received from the European Union in respect of the outbreak of foot and mouth in KwaZulu-Natal last year.
(281)
152  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was first informed that over-30-month beef could be imported into the UK; and when he first informed the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health of this.
(206)
153  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when preparations began for the reorganisation of Whitehall responsibilities involved in the creation of the new Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
(199)
154  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the number of (a) calves, (b) lambs and (c) piglets that have been included in the foot and mouth cull but not recorded in official figures for the number of animals culled.
(270)
155  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the division of responsibility for tourism between her Department and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
(277)
156  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what commitments the Government has made on spot checks for the adventitious presence of GM varieties in seed imports; and if these commitments have been fulfilled.
(288)
157  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the letters sent by MAFF to border inspection posts and traders after 5th January included concerning (a) foot and mouth in KwaZulu-Natal last year and (b) outbreaks in other South African provinces.
(427)
158  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when preparations began for the transfer of responsibility for environmental sustainability to the new Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
(276)
159  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what limit was agreed by the EU Employment and Social Policy Council on tractor use and the length of the transition period.
(738)
160  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes there have been for official statistical purposes to the definition of foot and mouth carcass disposal since 20th February.
(209)
161  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government will publish the European Commission report into BSE risks in Japan.
(200)
162  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government made of the impact of separating responsibility for rural affairs and land use planning into different Government departments.
(279)
163  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the restrictions in the use of fishmeal in animal feed.
(210)
164  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what scientific advice the Government has commissioned that contradicts aspects of the Government's foot and mouth slaughter policy; and if she will make a statement.
(272)
165  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will provide details of the consignments of beef imported into the UK that have been found to have contravened EU BSE regulations in the last two years.
(201)
166  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's plans to hold an independent public inquiry into the foot and mouth crisis.
(269)
167  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the division of responsibility for climate change between Ministers in her Department and the Deputy Prime Minister.
(198)
168  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the role of rural advocate will change because of the creation of her Department.
(267)
169  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what divergence there has been between the projected number of daily foot and mouth outbreaks as presented by the Chief Government Advisor on 3rd May and the actual number of outbreaks.
(271)
170  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the official scientific advice on the cause of the Settle-Clitheroe foot and mouth hotspot has been revised since a pattern of spread down the Ribble and Aire river valleys has been established.
(268)
171  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the European Union converted its temporary suspension on South African meat imports into a formal import ban following the outbreak of foot and mouth in KwaZulu-Natal; and how the terms of the ban differed from those of the suspension.
(213)
172  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers the Government has to intervene in the licensing of the farmscale GM crop trials once they have been approved by SCIMAC and the Scientific Steering Committee.
(289)
173  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) value and (b) volume of meat products exported from South Africa to the United Kingdom was in each (i) year and (ii) month since 1997.
(397)
174  
N  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of working families tax credit on employment patterns in high cost areas.
(466)
175  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review the effects of the Climate Change Levy on business.
(293)
176  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax and benefit measures he plans to introduce to increase the level of support for parents with children of pre-school age who choose to stay at home and look after their children.
(934)
177  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of families with children up to (a) three years old and (b) five years old who are eligible to receive the childcare tax credit.
(937)
178  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the (a) retail business sector and (b) overall business sector of accepting both sterling and euro as a means of exchange.
(935)
179  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families with children up to (a) three years old and (b) five years old (i) receive child benefit and (ii) are in receipt of the childcare tax credit; and what was the annual cost in the last year for which figures are available.
(936)
180  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further action he is taking to establish a central support organisation for credit unions; and if he will make a statement.
(930)
181  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he takes to ensure that the responsibility placed on MI6 to protect the economic well-being of the country is not discharged in such a way as to (a) benefit big business at the expense of small business and (b) undermine the rights of pressure groups and individuals to pursue peacefully their political ends.
(220)
182  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the representations he has made on behalf of missing Israeli servicemen.
(834)
183  
N  
Mr George Galloway (Glasgow Kelvin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the bombing of a football game in Northern Iraq on 19th June; and if he will make a statement.
(385)
184  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance he has given on the use of ministerial discretion in overturning the decisions of entry clearance officers overseas; and if he will place a copy of the guidance in the Library.
(801)
185  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the agenda for the meeting of the EU Association Committee in May to review the operation of the EU-Israel Association Agreement.
(824)
186  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Israeli authorities have responded to the EU post-verification requests for certificates of origin for goods alleged to be from illegal settlements.
(825)
187  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the EU will stop the import of suspected settlement products under preference in the absence of the necessary proofs of origin within the internationally recognised borders of Israel, as provided for in the post-verification exercise.
(826)
188  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the decisions taken by the meeting of the EU-Israel Association Committee on 21st May.
(827)
189  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what safeguards the EU secured from the Israeli authorities that co-operation on (a) scientific and technological, (b) economic, (c) trade and (d) audio-visual and cultural matters, as discussed at the meeting of the EU-Israel Association Committee on 21st May, would give equal access to Arab, Druse and Jewish citizens of Israel and would not include any institutions operating in illegal settlements outside the international borders of Israel.
(828)
190  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the EU proposes to monitor that co-operation between the EU and Israel under the EU-Israel Trade Association Agreement conforms with equal opportunities in benefiting Jewish, Druse and Arab citizens of Israel.
(829)
191  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting for treatment at East Surrey Hospital, together with the average length of waiting time in (a) May 1997 and (b) May 2001.
(146)
192  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the state of negotiations between Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust and a private nursing home provider concerning the future of Oxted Hospital.
(144)
193  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the current financial deficit of Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.
(145)
194  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals had to sell a property to finance their (a) residential and (b) nursing care, within local authorities prior to the local authority becoming responsible for funding their care; and if he will make a statement.
(182)
195  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of assessment is undertaken by social services when a client is vulnerable and self-funding but has no partner or advocate; and if he will make a statement.
(183)
196  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require the General Social Care Council to develop an interim register that covers all unqualified social care workers employed by local authorities and in the independent sector.
(185)
197  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role the General Social Care Council will play in regulating health support workers.
(186)
198  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential and (b) nursing placements were being funded at the end of 2000-01.
(181)
199  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out his plans for costs limiting expenditure on the provision of free nursing care as provided for in the Health and Social Care Act 2001.
(180)
200  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list his Department's targets with respect to (a) average and (b) maximum waiting times for (i) in-patient appointments, (ii) in-patient treatment, (iii) out-patient appointments and (iv) out-patient treatment.
(389)
201  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) consultants and (b) general practitioners were working for the NHS in July 2000.
(390)
202  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were working for the NHS in (a) July 2000 and (b) June 2001.
(391)
203  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will specify the remuneration of each culinary adviser involved in the improvement of hospital food.
(435)
204  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients are suspended from waiting lists; and how many were suspended from waiting lists on 1st March.
(428)
205  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the areas of responsibility that have been transferred (a) from his Department to other departments and (b) to his Department from other departments since 8th June.
(433)
206  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from which countries overseas nurses are employed by the NHS; and how many nurses are employed from each country.
(431)
207  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) consultant posts and (b) nursing posts are currently vacant; and how many posts in each category have been vacant for more than three months.
(426)
208  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients were treated by the private sector during the last quarter (a) in total and (b) broken down by specialty.
(424)
209  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) GPs, (b) consultants and (c) nurses have retired early in each of the last five years.
(425)
210  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from foreign governments in connection with the employment of overseas nurses since May 2000.
(423)
211  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will specify the target date for the ending of (a) mixed-sex wards and (b) Nightingale wards.
(434)
212  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the health promotion campaigns in progress and the amount of money dedicated to each campaign.
(432)
213  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP posts are vacant; and how many have been vacant for more than three months.
(378)
214  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the medical conditions which warrant exemption from prescription payments.
(430)
215  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the special advisers in his Department, together with their date of appointment and their responsibilities; which of them are authorised to speak to the media; and if he will make a statement.
(436)
216  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharges there were of NHS patients on (a) 1st January, (b) 1st February, (c) 1st March, (d) 1st April and (e) 1st May; and how many NHS patients on each of those dates there were whose discharge had been delayed but who had fully funded social services packages arranged.
(429)
217  
  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential care and nursing (a) homes and (b) places he estimates there will be in (i) 2002, (ii) 2003 and (iii) 2004.
(921)
218  
  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received in connection with the implementation of standards 21.3 and 22.2 of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People; and if he will place them in the Library.
(922)
219  
  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of standards 21.3 and 22.2 of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People on the availability of beds in residential care and nursing homes; and if he will place it in the Library.
(923)
220  
  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the impact on the number of care homes of the requirement of complying with the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People.
(924)
221  
  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average amount that each care home will have to spend in order to comply with the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People.
(925)
222  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the vaccines and their manufacturers licensed since 1986 which contain Thiomersal (a) which were administered in the routine vaccination programme for children and (b) which were available for non-routine vaccination for children.
(784)
223  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he will use when deciding the borders of new health authorities in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.
(799)
224  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in the sale of the former Severalls Hospital at Colchester; and if he will make a statement.
(227)
225  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the number of acute hospital beds which are unavailable to incoming patients as a result of their occupation by patients needing accommodation in a nursing home.
(835)
226  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the periods of time patients have to wait for beds in the accident and emergency department and medical assessment unit of the Dudley Group of Hospitals.
(927)
227  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the number of cancelled operations this year in the Dudley Group of Hospitals.
(832)
228  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to allow new drugs to be used in the treatment of arthritis.
(779)
229  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the amount of space required to transfer a patient from a bed, couch or trolley, allowing manoeuvres, to an assisted bath under Standard 21.3 of his National Minimum Standards for Care Homes.
(383)
230  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the costs of implementing Standard 22.2 of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes; and how many homes currently without a passenger lift will have to instal one.
(384)
231  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from the National Beef Association on the importation of over-30-month beef; and if he will make a statement.
(208)
232  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about levels of (a) violent and (b) other crime in Surrey.
(147)
233  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he takes to ensure that responsibility placed on MI5 to protect the economic well-being of the country is not discharged in such a way as to (a) benefit big business at the expense of small business and (b) undermine the rights of pressure groups and individuals to pursue peacefully their political ends.
(215)
234  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the plans for a European Public Prosecutor.
(245)
235  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost is of holding a prisoner in (a) male local prisons, (b) male remand centres, (c) open prisons, (d) closed training prisons, (e) open young offender institutions, (f) closed young offender institutions and (g) female establishments; and if he will make a statement.
(243)
236  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the Government's plans for the former Department of the Environment buildings at Marsham Street.
(238)
237  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his plans to provide additional secure training places; and when he estimates the places will become available for use.
(151)
238  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff from each directorate in his Department are to be transferred to other departments as a result of the transfer of responsibilities to other departments.
(240)
239  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the plans for a European Police Force; and how many officers are to be seconded to it from UK police forces.
(149)
240  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on administration associated with the transfer of functions to and from other Departments since 8th June.
(241)
241  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the Criminal Justice System Reserve has been (a) allocated and (b) spent to date; and if he will make a statement about his plans to allocate the reserve in (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04.
(244)
242  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to exclude from the home detention curfew scheme offenders convicted of violence against public servants; how many such offenders have been released on the scheme to date; and if he will make a statement.
(242)
243  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff there are in his Department, broken down by directorate.
(239)
244  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the dates of the European Union meetings attended by ministers in his Department from 1st January onwards and the issues that were discussed at each meeting.
(150)
245  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the proposed capacity is of the planned development on the site of the former Department of the Environment buildings at Marsham Street.
(237)
246  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the police establishment is for the West Kent and North Kent police areas; and how many officers are serving in these areas.
(266)
247  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the responses to his Department's consultation on the draft Proceeds of Crime Bill (Cm 5066).
(194)
248  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the responses to his Department's consultation, 'A Review of the Victims Charter'.
(191)
249  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been (a) arrested and (b) charged by West Yorkshire police in connection with the pitch invasion at Headingley Cricket Ground on 17th June; and if he will make a statement.
(762)
250  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the future role of the UK Anti-Drugs Co-Ordinator and his deputy.
(193)
251  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the responses to his Department's consultation, 'The Law on Extradition: A Review'.
(195)
252  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the responses to his Department's consultation on reform of the law on sex offences, 'Setting the Boundaries'.
(192)
253  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to make it an offence for members of the crowd at (a) international cricket matches and (b) other sporting events to enter the field of play without good reason whilst the match is in progress; and if he will make a statement.
(759)
254  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action the Government is taking to improve public safety at international cricket matches; and if he will make a statement.
(758)
255  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the responses to his Department's consultation on reform of the criminal law of corruption in England and Wales (Cm 4759).
(196)
256  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to make it an offence for members of the crowd at (a) international cricket matches and (b) other major sporting events to set off fireworks; and if he will make a statement.
(761)
257  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been (a) arrested and (b) charged by Nottinghamshire police in connection with offences that took place at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on 20th June; and if he will make a statement.
(760)
258  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from police forces about Best Value Performance Indicator 131; for what reason the indicator was retained for 2001-02; and if he will abolish it in 2002-03.
(153)
259  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his proposal for a police standards unit; and what powers the unit will have to issue directions to police forces about operational matters.
(154)
260  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the level of police morale in England and Wales.
(152)
261  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his plans for reform of police pension arrangements.
(159)
262  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his plans to allow specialist detective expertise to be built up using outside experts; what types of detective work this will apply to; and what types of outside experts will be employed.
(219)
263  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the proportion of expenditure on pensions for each police force in England and Wales for each of the last five years for which figures are available and his estimates for each of the next five years.
(157)
264  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will bring into force sections (a) 38, (b) 46 and 47 and (c) 71 and 72 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 with immediate effect; and if he will make a statement about his plans to bring into force those parts of the Act which have not yet been brought into force.
(161)
265  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of each police force in England and Wales retired in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by the reason for retirement; and if he will make a statement about his plans to reduce the number of medical retirements from the police.
(162)
266  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the accountability of private security personnel to (a) their employers and (b) the relevant chief officer of police, in relation to paragraph 3.159 of 'Criminal Justice: The Way Ahead' (Cm 5074); and if he will make a statement.
(160)
267  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what special circumstances private security operatives would have the powers of a constable listed in paragraph 3.159 of 'Criminal Justice: The Way Ahead' (Cm 5074); and if he will make a statement.
(158)
268  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his proposals for reform of police working conditions.
(156)
269  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter addressed to his predecessor on 2nd April by the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Shazia Azhar Alvi.
(802)
270  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons are employed in his Department's press office; at what grades; and what the equivalent numbers were on 1st May 1997.
(224)
271  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the review of the voucher system of asylum support to be completed; and when he will report its conclusions to the House.
(170)
272  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the outcome was in asylum cases where an appeal was received by his Department but not subsequently sent to the Immigration Appellate Authority for each month of (a) 2001, (b) 2000 and (c) 1999.
(172)
273  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to ensure that victims are informed when a prisoner is released on the home detention curfew scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(226)
274  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received by NASS in respect of sub-standard accommodation provided for asylum seekers since April 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(179)
275  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list, indicating the crimes committed and length of sentence received and served, the prisoners released on the home detention curfew scheme before they had served the requisite period; and if he will make a statement.
(218)
276  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the use of detention for asylum seekers whose appeals have been rejected.
(165)
277  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for the period since 1st January (a) the number of asylum cases in which an appeal was lodged with the Home Office and (b) the number of asylum cases in which the Home Office passed appeal papers to the Independent Appellate Authority.
(163)
278  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the role of Lord Birt as the Government's adviser on crime.
(216)
279  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors who are classified as asylum seekers are under the protection of local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(177)
280  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken for asylum applicants to receive an initial decision on their asylum application is; and if he will make a statement.
(175)
281  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the French authorities about the reduction in immigration officers at French ports; what representations he has made; and if he will make a statement.
(174)
282  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the recent incident at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate when an asylum seeker was admitted to the Directorate whilst in possession of a loaded firearm.
(155)
283  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the average time taken between the receipt of (a) an asylum appeal and (b) an immigration appeal to the Independent Appellate Authority and an appeal decision, for the most recent period for which figures are available.
(178)
284  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual cost is of employing an immigration officer; and if he will make a statement.
(176)
285  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action has been taken by NASS in response to complaints about the quality of sub-contracted accommodation provided for asylum seekers in Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.
(169)
286  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the honourable Member for Hornsey and Wood Green completed her review of the voucher system of asylum support prior to 8th June; and if he will make a statement about the progress of the review.
(171)
287  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his target is for the removal of failed asylum applicants from the United Kingdom; and what measures he plans to implement to secure that objective.
(166)
288  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of failed asylum seekers at large in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(173)
289  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the procedure is governing the inspection of properties provided by private landlords to NASS for the accommodation of asylum seekers.
(168)
290  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders would serve shorter terms in prison than at present under his proposals for custody plus sentences; and if he will make a statement.
(217)
291  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to require sentencers to state when passing sentence (a) the existence of and (b) the potential effect on the date of earliest release of the home detention curfew scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(225)
292  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the number of occasions on which action has been taken against NASS-contracted landlords in respect of the provision of sub-standard accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
(167)
293  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a breakdown of expenditure on government drugs strategy between spending on (a) courts, (b) prisons, (c) police, (d) the NHS, (e) social services and (f) other departments.
(737)
294  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account will be taken of the results of the review of ports policing being conducted by the Department of Transport in preparation of the proposed Police Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(421)
295  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reduce the size of his Department's Press Office; and if he will make a statement.
(248)
296  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the responsibilities of each Minister in his Department.
(290)
297  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the special advisers in his Department together with their date of appointment and their responsibilities; which of them are authorised to speak to the media; and if he will make a statement.
(247)
298  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the areas of responsibility that have (a) been transferred from his Department to other departments and (b) been transferred to his Department from other departments since 8th June.
(246)
299  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders he estimates will be released on the home detention curfew scheme over each of the next five years.
(222)
300  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the home detention curfew scheme.
(221)
301  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list, for the period between the commencement of the home detention curfew scheme and 31st May inclusive (a) the number of prisoners released on the scheme, (b) the number of prisoners convicted of each offence who were released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, including offences committed by prisoners normally classified under the categories (i) other homicide and attempted homicide, (ii) other violence against the person, (iii) drug offences, (iv) assaults and (v) other offences, including a breakdown of the prisoners normally classified in the sub-category of other offences called other offences, (c) the average sentence (A) received and (B) served, and the average period spent on the scheme, in respect of each offence, (d) the number of prisoners released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, who (1) breached the conditions of the curfew, (2) disappeared and were recaptured, (3) disappeared and remain unlawfully at large and (4) had their licences revoked with reasons, (e) the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme while on the scheme, including offences committed, by prisoners who committed more than one offence and (f) the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme who committed a further offence while on the scheme that was similar in character to that for which they were originally convicted, including offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence; and if he will make a statement.
(223)
302  
  
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans there are to improve the provision of and access to videoconferencing facilities for honourable Members.
(833)
303  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to the Government of Sudan over the recent bombings of civilians in the Nuba mountains.
(778)
304  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what progress has been made with the pilot project for sight-impaired people acting as justices of the peace.
(928)
305  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many warrants have been issued by (a) Sevenoaks Magistrates Court and (b) Dartford Magistrates Court in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many are outstanding in each case.
(264)
306  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) asylum cases and (b) other immigration cases are now awaiting consideration by the Independent Appellate Authority.
(164)
307  
N  
Mr George Galloway (Glasgow Kelvin):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the bombing of a football game in Northern Iraq on 19th June.
(387)
308  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will outline her plans for reducing the administrative burden on business; and what quantifiable targets she has for measuring progress.
(740)
309  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which regulations implemented since 1997 her Department is planning to review the working and impact of.
(754)
310  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to conduct an audit of the total cost of government regulations to business and publish its findings.
(742)
311  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what targets have been set for the reduction of regulation in those sectors of the utility industries where competition is fully developed; and if she will make a statement.
(756)
312  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce criminal sanctions for breaches of competition law.
(749)
313  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to conduct an audit of EU directives transposed into UK law since 1997 to determine what use has been made of protective provisions for small businesses.
(746)
314  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress the Small Business Service has made in establishing an Index of Regulation; and if its operational target date has been met.
(743)
315  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what reforms to the Competition Commission she is proposing following the High Court ruling on the Interbrew and Bass merger; and if she will place a copy of the ruling in the Library.
(752)
316  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which minister within her Department has responsibility for deregulation; and if she will list deregulation measures enacted since May 1997.
(745)
317  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment her Department has made of the economic case for new nuclear power stations.
(741)
318  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce longer lead-in times and consultation periods for new regulations.
(747)
319  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many alleged breaches of the Competition Act 1998 have been reported to the Office of Fair Trading; how many investigations have been conducted into such breaches; and what the outcome was in each case, indicating the level of fines imposed.
(748)
320  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions her Department has had at EU level concerning liberalisation of energy markets; and if dates for completion of the single market in this area have been set.
(755)
321  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the cases since May 1997 (a) where her predecessors referred mergers to the Competition Commission (i) on the advice of and (ii) against the advice of the Director General of the Office of Fair Trading and (b) where Ministers have not followed merger recommendations by the Competition Commission.
(750)
322  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost of the review of UK competition policy conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers was; and what her Department's response is to the policy recommendations made.
(751)
323  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has made to the review being undertaken of the case for the Sellafield MOX plant; and if she will place copies of them in the Library.
(753)
324  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to increase use of gas-fired power; and if she will make a statement.
(838)
325  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to reduce dependence on coal-fired power; and if he will make a statement.
(839)
326  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what responsibility her Department has for the packaging waste regulations; and if she will make a statement.
(808)
327  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library a regulatory impact assessment of the EU Information and Consultation Directive as agreed at the Employment and Social Policy Council on 11th June.
(300)
328  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on future ownership arrangements for (a) Consignia and (b) its constituent parts.
(297)
329  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on progress to implement the Universal Bank.
(294)
330  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the areas where consultation between workers and employers would be obligatory under implementation of the EU Information and Consultation Directive.
(299)
331  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list those companies which have (a) applied to PostComm for a licence to operate postal services in competition with Royal Mail and (b) held discussions with the regulator about possible licence applications.
(296)
332  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of her Department's measures over the last Parliament in respect of the targets for raising UK productivity.
(295)
333  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what sanctions firms would face for breaching the provisions of the Information and Consultation Directive.
(298)
334  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what was the average annual closure rate of sub-post offices (a) in 1997 to 2001 and (b) between 1979 and 1997.
(292)
335  
N  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many outlets sell ultra-low sulphur petrol in (a) the UK and (b) England.
(757)
336  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the timetable for the sale of the Dome.
(108)
337  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the estimated market value of the Dome site (a) with the Dome in place and (b) with the Dome removed.
(111)
338  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the proceeds from the future sale of the Dome will be returned to National Lottery funds.
(112)
339  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the submission by Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Ltd to his Department's consultation on airport capacity in the South East was confidential.
(148)
340  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how long PPG25 has been out for consultation; and when definitive planning guidance on floodplain development is to be published.
(806)
341  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research his Department has conducted into changes in pollution following the implementation of congestion taxes.
(810)
342  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Government has to alter planning policy guidance to promote renewable energy as part of the UK's climate change strategy.
(807)
343  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Government has to increase the scope of business rate relief for rural services.
(836)
344  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what target he has set the Strategic Rail Authority for completing its feasibility study on the Central Railway proposal; when he expects to receive the SRA's report; and if he will make a statement.
(379)
345  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress towards a final decision on the award of the rail franchise for the Chiltern Line.
(380)
346  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will introduce legislation to extend the European franchise to the people of Gibraltar.
(422)
347  
N  
Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made by his Department in extending the concessionary bus travel scheme to men between the ages of 60 and 65 years.
(451)
348  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the target was for SRB-funded housing units between 1997 and 2001; and what outputs were achieved for SRB-funded housing units in this period.
(831)
349  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to implement EU Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27th November 2000 on age discrimination; and if he will make a statement.
(184)
350  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the measures he proposes to take to assist people receiving benefits to find appropriate employment.
(448)
351  
N  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the take-up of stakeholder pensions.
(449)
352  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who claim minimum income guarantee as a result of the take-up campaign.
(919)
353  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people eligible for pension credit.
(929)
354  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to publish the Pension Credit Bill.
(920)
355  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for incapacity benefit from residents of (a) Aylesbury and (b) Luton were made, how many applicants were required to take a medical examination, and how many of those medical examinations were undertaken at (i) Luton, (ii) Aylesbury, (iii) Euston and (iv) other in each year since 1997.
(823)
356  
N  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to tackle the level of pay for women relative to men.
[Question Unstarred] [Transferred] (464)
357  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many tourism businesses have (a) applied for and (b) received loans under the Business Loan Guarantee Scheme in connection with the impact of foot and mouth disease.
[Transferred] (134)
358  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many rural tourism businesses have (a) applied for and (b) been granted relief from business rates in connection with the impact of foot and mouth disease.
[Transferred] (133)
359  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the pithing ban.
[Transferred] (211)
360  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government has taken to investigate the use of over-30-month beef in processed products sold in the UK.
[Transferred] (207)
361  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he and his predecessor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have given other departments concerning the presence of imported over-30-month beef in the British food chain.
[Transferred] (205)
362  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is for a housing benefit application to be processed, broken down by local authority.
[Transferred] (933)


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