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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 18 October 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 18 October, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER
1  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost was of the (a) production and (b) distribution of the publication 'Government Opportunities'.
(8978)
2  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he will publish a bill on the reform of the Civil Service.
(8220)
3  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to which minister the Civil Contingencies Secretariat reports; and if he will list the staff working in it.
(8223)
4  
N  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to promote rural tourism.
(4688)
5  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the state of the tourist industry in the Lake District following the foot and mouth outbreak and the events of 11th September; and if she will review the case for further Government assistance.
(7516)
6  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with representatives of the Nationwide Conference League on their proposal to increase the number of teams promoted into the Football League.
(8549)
7  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what help her Department makes available to small municipal museums.
(8550)
8  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proposals she has to strengthen the regional structures of Sport England.
(8551)
9  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she intends to make tourist boards co-terminous with regional areas.
(8548)
10  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the grants paid by the New Opportunities Fund under the Space for Sport and the Arts initiative.
(8759)
11  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to meet representatives of the British Olympic Association to discuss the 2012 Olympic Games.
(8752)
12  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the prospects for success of a UK bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
(8753)
13  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to meet representatives of the Lawn Tennis Association to discuss the future governance of the sport.
(8758)
14  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to meet representatives of the Amateur Rowing Association to discuss their plans for the new training centre at Caversham.
(8757)
15  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to meet representatives of the BBC and ITV to discuss the televising of the Football World Cup in 2002.
(8760)
16  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the funds available to Sport England to support voluntary sector sports clubs over the next five years.
(8756)
17  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to make a statement on the future of Wembley Stadium.
(8755)
18  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to meet representatives of the Football Association to discuss the Wembley Project.
(8754)
19  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department will publish its response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's report on the Communications White Paper.
(8672)
20  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the impact has been of the foot and mouth outbreak on walking holidays in this year's tourist season.
(4702)
21  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what reasons underlay the rejection of the Crystal Palace athletics complex as the officially recommended venue for the World Athletics Championship to be based in London.
(8866)
22  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings she has had with S4C to discuss the company's financial arrangements.
(8751)
23  
N  
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 17th July, Official Report, column 151W, on tourism, which representatives of the (a) Scotland Office, (b) Scottish Executive and (c) Scottish Tourist Board attended the United Kingdom Summit on Tourism on 6th March.
[R] (7100)
24  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Tornado GR1, (b) Tornado GR4 and (c) Tornado F3 in Oman for Saif Sereea II are (i) fully serviceable, (ii) undergoing first line maintenance, (iii) undergoing second line maintenance and (iv) undergoing third and fourth line maintenance; and if he will make a statement.
(8478)
25  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Tornado GR1, (b) Tornado GR4 and (c) Tornado F3 are in Oman for Saif Sereea II; and if he will make a statement.
(8477)
26  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the budget for repair and maintenance of armed forces aircraft in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(8480)
27  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many missions have been flown by (a) Tornado GR1s, (b) Tornado GR4s and (c) Tornado F3s as part of Saif Sereea II to date; how many missions which have involved (i) Tornado GR1s, (ii) Tornado GR4s and (iii) Tornado F3s as part of Saif Sereea II have been (1) cancelled and (2) reduced due to (A) serviceability shortfalls and (B) technical malfunctions in the aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
(8479)
28  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the practicability of military operations in the passes of Afghanistan after winter conditions have made them impassable.
(8475)
29  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts being administered by SERCO on behalf of his Department.
(8575)
30  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the procedures by which the decision was taken to shut MoD Aston Down.
(8574)
31  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he list the duties by which SERCO operated the contract to run MoD Aston Down.
(8576)
32  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Admiralty and Secretariat case papers relating to the loss of HM Submarine Thetis, reference 3817, 1939, Appointment of Public Tribunal of inquiry: various papers as brief for Treasury Solicitor including findings of Board of inquiry under Commander in Chief 5488 vol 1; 3818, 1939, reports of salvage and life saving services by Rear Admiral (Submarines) and others, 5488, vol 2; 3819, 1939, Tribunal of inquiry: minutes days 1-5, 5488, vol 3; 3820, 1939, Tribunal of inquiry: minutes days 6-10, 5488, vol3; 3820, 1939, Tribunal of inquiry: minutes days 11-16, 5488, vol 5 and 3822, 1939, Tribunal of inquiry; minutes days 17-20, 5488, vol 6.
(8608)
33  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies about facilities used for the creation of biological organisms and toxins with potential for warfare.
(8620)
34  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what vaccines the Government has in place to treat biological agents, organisms and toxins affecting the population.
(8619)
35  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential for aerosol cloud travel; and what clinical and epidemiological data on human infections has been collated relating to a deliberate release of contagious organisms and toxins.
(8618)
36  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the threat from the use of genetically modified organisms for biological warfare purposes.
(8623)
37  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many simulated exercises have been carried out in respect of biological and chemical weapon attacks on the UK in each of the last five years.
(8622)
38  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force have applied to join the Armed Forces Life Insurance scheme since 11th September; and how many have been successful.
(8207)
39  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force have joined the Armed Forces Life Insurance scheme; what percentage of each service this represents; and if he will make a statement.
(8206)
40  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to amend the Armed Forces Pension Scheme to allow benefits to be paid to partners of service men and women killed on active service; and if he will make a statement.
(8204)
41  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in granting Anna Homsi further payments relating to the death in active service of Brad Tinnion; when he expects to make further payments and at what amount; and if he will make a statement.
(8205)
42  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those sites operated by (a) his Department and (b) contractors responsible to his Department, which are (i) required to comply with and (ii) exempt from compliance with the Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Regulations 2001.
(8761)
43  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the source of the 0.3 tonnes of plutonium still to be moved from AWE Aldermaston to Sellafield as of 14th March 2000; what quantities of plutonium have been moved to Sellafield and placed under safeguards since this date; and what plans there are to move further quantities of military plutonium to Sellafield.
(8962)
44  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what prophylactic research has been conducted by his Department and agencies responsible to his Department into (a) anthrax and (b) other biological agents.
(8762)
45  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department has plans to migrate to Microsoft Windows XP and MS Office XP; what estimate of the costs involved has been made; and what alternatives have been examined.
(8782)
46  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received regarding the use of cluster bombs.
(8716)
47  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what delays there have been in the Apache helicopter programme; and if he will make a statement.
(8301)
48  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the use of cluster bombs by the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(8724)
49  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in rural areas have been closed each year since 1991.
(8577)
50  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on funding arrangements for staff in FE, with special reference to pay and enhanced training.
(8580)
51  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have sold off playing fields each year since 1991.
(8578)
52  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the Government's proposals for student maintenance in higher education.
(8579)
53  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers of non-EU nationality are employed in British schools.
(8835)
54  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if work has begun on the research project into the reasons why teachers are leaving the profession.
(8997)
55  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many classroom assistants are employed in primary schools in England and Wales; and what proportion have formal qualifications.
(8829)
56  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the discussions that have taken place between department officials, Surrey County Council and Blenheim High School in Epsom about funding the future expansion of the school.
(8830)
57  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the Government will provide additional financial support to Surrey County Council to help it to tackle teacher shortages.
(8833)
58  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teaching places in the United Kingdom are vacant.
(8834)
59  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what work has been done to investigate if teacher shortages are being tackled by teachers taking classes in subjects for which they are not qualified.
(8998)
60  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the Government's plans for modifying AS Levels.
(8831)
61  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received from (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in East Sussex regarding the level of funding for education in the county.
(8677)
62  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many separate funding streams are available to secondary schools with sixth forms; and if she will make a statement.
(8981)
63  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the mechanism by which learning and skills councils are accountable to the local community.
(8628)
64  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she intends to respond to the recommendations of the Rees Report to abolish student tuition fees; and if she will make a statement.
(8645)
65  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to take the conclusions of the Rees Report on student finance into consideration in the Government's review of student finance; and if she will make a statement.
(8646)
66  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the level of funding will be for post 16 students in schools where there is an overall increase in numbers on roll after April 2002.
(8845)
67  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children are eligible for free school meals in schools where less than 25 per cent. of the pupils achieve five or more grades A* to C at GCSE.
(8842)
68  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers with disabilities have entered the profession in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(8839)
69  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time instructors were employed in (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special schools in each of the last four years for which figures are available.
(8840)
70  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what arrangements have been made to ensure that schools with post-16 students do not lose income as a result of the Learning and Skills Council taking control of funding in 2002.
(8846)
71  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many undergraduates have started full-time teacher training courses each year since September 1998 broken down by subject.
(8841)
72  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the levels of teacher vacancies were in January in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools broken down by (i) government office region, (ii) subject and (iii) level; and what changes there have been in these totals from those issued in the SFR 16/2001 on 20th April.
(9109)
73  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if a timetable has been established for the next curriculum and staffing survey.
(8838)
74  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many trainees commenced the graduate training programme and registered training programme in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) September 1999, (ii) January 2000, (iii) April 2000, (iv) September 2000, (v) January 2001 and (vi) April 2001; and what subjects they were trained in.
(8843)
75  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full and (b) part-time overseas teachers were employed in (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special schools in each of the last four years for which figures are available.
(8844)
76  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many advanced skills teachers are working in primary, secondary and special schools, or are centrally employed broken down by subject.
(8837)
77  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she proposes to implement the increased sheep premium payments to the herds recommended by the European Parliament.
(8295)
78  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans she has for (a) a rhizomania epidemic in sugar beet crops and (b) potato brown rot.
(8293)
79  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the timing of the announcement of the approval for the MOX plant in Sellafield.
(8292)
80  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reduce the amount of waste being disposed of by incineration; and if she will make a statement.
(8287)
81  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has for additional testing of sheep in relation to possible BSE infection; and what representations she has received from the Food Standards Agency regarding the adequacy of present research.
(8294)
82  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what basis municipal incineration is classified as a renewable energy source.
(8261)
83  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent measures she has taken to promote an international code to combat illegal timber logging.
(8286)
84  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent measures she has taken to ensure that the Government procures only sustainable and legally felled timber.
(8285)
85  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reinstate the former MAFF regional advisory panels.
(8300)
86  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to include policies to combat fuel poverty in her Department's aims and objectives.
(8299)
87  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase payments to contractors operating under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme.
(8297)
88  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the maximum payment is per housing unit available to contractors operating the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.
(8296)
89  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of (a) pigmeat, (b) sheepmeat and (c) beef products consumed in the UK was from animals reared on foodstuffs containing genetically modified ingredients in the last 12 months.
(8290)
90  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many properties have benefited from the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since June 2000; and what is the target number for the current year.
(8298)
91  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress towards meeting the requirements of the EU Directive on the recycling of household waste.
(8291)
92  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hectares of UK farmland produced biomass in the last 12 months.
(8289)
93  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of (a) glass, (b) paper, (c) metals and (d) textiles which are collected for recycling were disposed of in landfill sites in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(8288)
94  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her most recent assessment is of the impact of foot and mouth disease on the economy of rural Northumberland and its market towns.
(4683)
95  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of the impact of the introduction of Agenda 21 in the UK.
(8744)
96  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what has been the UK's contribution to the Global Environment Facility since its inception.
(8745)
97  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to (a) strengthen regulations and (b) transpose European Community directives with regard to waste incineration; and if she will make a statement.
(9121)
98  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent information she has collated about the spread of diseases, viruses or bacteria adversely affecting (a) oak and (b) horse chestnut trees; what her assessment is of the risk they pose to those trees; and if she will make a statement.
(9117)
99  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last met Professor Fred Brown of the US Department of Agriculture to discuss foot and mouth diseases; and when she next plans to do so.
(7512)
100  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her plans to minimise animal welfare problems in south Cumbria.
(7517)
101  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will grant greater autonomy to DEFRA officials dealing with foot and mouth outbreaks and livestock movements in south Cumbria in order to speed up decisions; and if she will make a statement.
(7518)
102  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review licensing arrangements for animal movements following the recent foot and mouth disease outbreaks.
(8546)
103  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local areas are conducting their own inquiries into the recent foot and mouth disease breakdown; and what response her Department is making to them.
(8543)
104  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the guidelines on access to holdings which lost stock due to the recent foot and mouth outbreak, with specific reference to those tasked to advise farmers on future opportunities.
(8534)
105  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the proposal made in the latest report of the Independent Scientific Group on bovine tuberculosis regarding a suggestion that farmers should be seeking insurance against bovine tuberculosis breakdowns.
(8542)
106  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries have used inoculation as a preventative tool in trying to combat foot and mouth disease breakdowns over the last five years.
(8545)
107  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if there is a wider application for the introduction of a tendering process for farmers who wish to plant woodlands, as currently exists in the National Forest.
(8537)
108  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to launch a countryside stewardship scheme for organic farmers.
(8547)
109  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on proposals announced recently by the Countryside Agency to build more social housing in rural areas.
(8541)
110  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the countries that inoculate all their animals against foot and mouth disease breakdowns.
(8544)
111  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy towards the use of short rotation coppice/forestry in renewable energy.
(8536)
112  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on farmers' access to funding when they present their land for use with flood alleviation.
(8538)
113  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress towards flood alleviation in the lower Severn area, with specific reference to the introduction of the new computer model to assess risk.
(8535)
114  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what help is available to farmers who lost stock due to the recent foot and mouth outbreak.
(8533)
115  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has held with the Environment Agency regarding measures to stop flooding of the (a) Ouse, (b) Uck and (c) Cuckmere; and if he will make a statement.
(8675)
116  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what requests for funding she has received from the Environment Agency to prevent future flooding of the (a) Ouse, (b) Uck and (c) Cuckmere; and if she will make a statement.
(8676)
117  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the results of the risk assessment in relation to hunting with dogs in areas free of foot and mouth disease; and if she will make a statement.
(8595)
118  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will made it her policy to apply for all available agrimonetary compensation in the 2001-02 financial year; and if she will make a statement.
(8631)
119  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the contribution of hunt staff to the control of foot and mouth disease; and if she will make a statement.
(8987)
120  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the effectiveness of controls to limit the import of meat and meat products into the UK that could carry contamination with (a) foot and mouth disease and (b) other animal diseases.
(8988)
121  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress in meeting claims for compensation for (a) nuisance and (b) loss of property value by individuals with homes adjacent to the Throckmorton mass burial site in Worcestershire.
(8982)
122  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will made a statement on her Department's support for the generic campaign to support milk drinking; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of that campaign.
(8629)
123  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in Worcestershire Trading Standards Department are working with her Department on issuing autumn livestock movements licences; what other responsibilities these individuals have; and if she will make a statement.
(8991)
124  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the views of veterinary surgeons on hunting with hounds; and if she will make a statement.
(8986)
125  
  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when will she reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Argyll and Bute, dated 27th July, regarding (a) import of German beef, (b) prawn quotas and (c) sheep farming in Kintyre.
(8638)
126  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to reintroduce the High Hedges Bill.
(8219)
127  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will make a decision on the holding of a public inquiry into the explosion at Cleansing Services Group Ltd. at Sandhurst, Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(8209)
128  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to extend the obligation on energy suppliers to deliver energy savings to their customers.
(8200)
129  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to promote the use of environmentally efficient condensing boilers
(8199)
130  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will introduce a Waterways Agency in her review of waterways management to improve accountability.
(8211)
131  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made in reviewing the structure of the management of waterways; and when she plans to report on the review.
(8210)
132  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the latest OCNS advice on the manufacture and transportation of nuclear material to and from the MOX site at Sellafield.
(8874)
133  
N  
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list by country of origin the meat imports into the United Kingdom over the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the exposure of the animals from which such meat came to foot and mouth disease.
(8063)
134  
  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research she has commissioned into the scale of and problems associated with unadopted sewers.
(8849)
135  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the press notices issued by her Department on each day between 10th September and 10th October.
(8943)
136  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the press notices issued by her predecessors on each day between 10th September and 10th October 2000 on subjects which are the responsibility of her Department.
(8944)
137  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to alter paragraph 19 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994; and if she will make a statement.
(8609)
138  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Northavon of (a) 3rd April, her reference 153878, (b) 3rd May, her reference 155624, (c) 14th June, her reference 156587, (d) 8th May on the 20 day standstill for livestock movements, our ref GWY/LH, (e) 4th May on behalf of Mrs Thomas, (f) 4th May on behalf of Mr Barton, (g) 26th June on behalf of Mr Weaver and (h) 23rd July on behalf of Mrs Summers.
(8485)
139  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the proposed 20 pence rebate on biodiesel will stimulate production of biodiesel in order to meet the expected EU targets for road transport fuel to be from bio sources.
(8611)
140  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are being taken to ensure that the full record of exchanges between the Government Auditor, the DTI and the Treasury on the subject of guaranteed annuities, and particularly in relation to Equitable Life, are being made available for examination by the Penrose public inquiry.
(8481)
141  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received about the Tobin Tax.
(8750)
142  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are to reschedule Turkey's debts; and if he will make a statement.
(9120)
143  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures the Government is taking in response to the allegations of money laundering by General Abacha, relating to the use of banks for which the UK has responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
(9124)
144  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what countries have sought the freezing of assets in the UK held by Abu Qatada; and if he will make a statement.
(8661)
145  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on people who take part in (a) local exchange trading schemes and (b) time banks with specific reference to taxation.
(8589)
146  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the ability of British Waterways to have some flexibility to borrow from the private sector.
(8591)
147  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on exempting VAT on specialist wet suits for those agencies who operate in the area of emergency rescue.
(8590)
148  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has (a) to review the Barnett Formula and (b) to undertake a review of government expenditure in the regions of the UK.
(8673)
149  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of teenage parents is not in education, employment or training in the Jarrow constituency.
(9105)
150  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to interpret VAT regulations so that zero-rating of aids and adaptation works is applied to non-charitable housing associations.
(8615)
151  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the definition of an improvement in the context of tax-deductability of expenditure on home maintenance.
(8613)
152  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reduce VAT to 5 per cent. on all works to existing social housing.
(8614)
153  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for financial aid for natural disasters in the UK have been made to the EU in each of the last five years.
(8766)
154  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to HM Treasury of giving charitable status to community sports clubs.
(8857)
155  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact which the aggregates tax will have on the cost of housing construction.
(8850)
156  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was raised on football transfer fees in each of the last five years at current prices.
(8856)
157  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the total impact so far on UK carbon dioxide emissions of the reduction in VAT on domestic supplies of fuel and power from 8 per cent. to 5 per cent.
(8851)
158  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional cost has been factored into the 10 year transport plan to take account of the aggregates tax.
(8854)
159  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what will be the cost of the aggregates tax to the rail industry in its first full year of operation.
(8853)
160  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact which the climate change levy has had on employment in the manufacturing sector since its introduction.
(8855)
161  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those EU countries which operate taxes broadly comparable to (a) the aggregates tax and (b) the climate change levy.
(8858)
162  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown of how much is forecast to be raised by the aggregates tax in its first full year from (a) low specification aggregates, (b) virgin aggregates and (c) recycled aggregates.
(8852)
163  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT he forecasts will be raised by the imposition of the aggregates tax in the first full year of its operation.
(8859)
164  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the record kept under Clause 9 of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers of contacts between his special advisers and the news media since July.
(8221)
165  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate HM Customs has made of the amount of beer imported illegally into the UK in lorries and containers in each of the last five years.
(8217)
166  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the abolition of the married couples allowance will affect families whose joint taxable income falls short of the personal allowance figure, but just over the point where tax is levied.
(8201)
167  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the operation of the appeals procedure used by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in respect of the impounding of goods and transport vehicles deemed by customs officials to be in breach of the law governing imports into the United Kingdom; and how many staff are available to HM Customs and Excise to review appeals made against seizure of property and vehicles.
(8872)
168  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the forecast is for (a) the total charges made under the climate change levy and (b) the amount within this total which is attributable to sales of (i) electricity and (ii) electricity from nuclear sources.
(8873)
169  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidelines his Department sets down on how departments should (a) assess, (b) quantify and (c) define political risk in public private partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
(8605)
170  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to mitigate the impact of inheritance tax on those estates which are predominantly comprised of the value of the deceased's family home.
(8681)
171  
  
Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact upon revenue of the implementation of the recommendations made in the Gambling Review Report.
(8617)
172  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend the disabled person's tax credit to people who work less than 16 hours per week; and if he will make a statement.
(8977)
173  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries have indicated (a) support or (b) opposition to the UK proposal to alter the interval between the price fixing of Iraqi oil from 30 days to 10 days; and if he will make a statement.
(9122)
174  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of sanctions upon the economy and social welfare of the South East Anatolia region of Turkey and its Kurdish inhabitants; and if he will make a statement.
(9119)
175  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will indicate whether the Mayor of London or the Lord Mayor of London has the higher protocol status as regards invitations and functions originated by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(8657)
176  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his proposal to the United Nations to alter the interval between the price fixing of Iraqi oil from 30 days to 10 days would have (a) positive or (b) negative economic and social consequences in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(9123)
177  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of the banks in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in money laundering for (a) terrorists and (b) drug runners connected to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(8876)
178  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what efforts he is making to establish the number of UK citizens involved with fundamentalist paramilitary groups in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Kashmir, (c) Pakistan, (d) Chechnya, (e) Lebanon and (f) Palestine Authority territories; and if he will make a statement.
(8656)
179  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had recently with the (a) Church of England, (b) Roman Catholic Church and (c) Free churches on the suppression of Christian minorities in different parts of the world.
(8540)
180  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had recently with (a) the Sudan, (b) Nigeria, and (c) Indonesia on their governments' treatment of Christians.
(8539)
181  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which department is responsible for making applications for aid from the budget of the EU for natural disasters in the UK.
(8765)
182  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many arms export licences for arms sales to Sri Lanka have been rejected in each of the past five years.
(8732)
183  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government regarding (a) the situation of the Tamil people and (b) human rights violations against the Tamil people.
(8733)
184  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the representations that he has received from representatives of the Tamil people regarding human rights in Sri Lanka.
(8727)
185  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the recent meetings he has had with representatives of the Sri Lankan Government regarding the situation of the Tamil people
(8726)
186  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the recent meetings he has had with representatives of the Tamil people regarding human rights violations in Sri Lanka.
(8725)
187  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list how many arms export licences have been granted in each of the past five years for arms sales to Sri Lanka; if he will list the arms exported by each deal; if he will list who has received the arms in Sri Lanka; and what their end-use is.
(8736)
188  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to support the UNESCO Convention on the protection of the underwater cultural heritage at the 31st session from 15th October to 3rd November.
(8526)
189  
  
Mr Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis sought advice from the British Government on his Government's proposed trip to Libya to meet Colonel Gadaffi.
(9101)
190  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for each quarter that an appeal has been available against a refusal of a visa or entry clearance to visit the United Kingdom, how many applications were made for a visa or entry clearance to visit the United Kingdom; of these how many were refused; of these refusals, how many were appealed; and of these appeals, how many succeeded, broken down in each category by (a) the country from which the application was made, (b) the gender of the applicant and (c) the age of the applicant (0-10, 11-20, 21-30 and 31 and above).
(8730)
191  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for each year from 1990 to 2000, how many applications were made for a visa or entry clearance to visit the United Kingdom of these, how many were repeat applications; how many applications for a visa or entry clearance to visit the United Kingdom were refused; and of these, how many were repeat applications, broken down in each category by (a) the country from which the application was made, (b) the gender of the applicant and (c) the age of the applicant (0-10, 11-20, 21-30 and 31 and above).
(8729)
192  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his practice to notify honourable Members of visits to their constituencies by Ministers of overseas governments when those visits are accompanied by government officials.
(8594)
193  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the visits made by ministers of the New Zealand Government to the United Kingdom since 7th June, listing in each case the constituencies visited.
(8593)
194  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the visits made by ministers of overseas Governments to the Isle of Wight since 7th June.
(8592)
195  
  
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole will receive a reply to her Question of 4th July concerning funding for hospices ref 2853.
(8721)
196  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have taken part in the limited implementation HPV pilot scheme in (a) Newcastle, (b) North Bristol and (c) Norfolk and Norwich; and if the targets for the scheme have been met.
(8498)
197  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the timescale for the implementation of the HPV screening programme following the completion of the trials.
(8497)
198  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in women (a) over the age of 60 and (b) under the age of 30 years in each year since 1994.
(8501)
199  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of cervical cancer have been diagnosed in women who have had a clear PAP test smear record in every year since 1994.
(8483)
200  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the health authorities in England providing funding for anti-TNF therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
(7721)
201  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people he expects to participate in the limited implementation HPV pilot scheme in (a) Newcastle, (b) North Bristol and (c) Norfolk and Norwich.
(8499)
202  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of UK women participate in the National PAP Screening Programme, broken down by (a) age 30 or below, (b) age 31 to 50, (c) age 51 to 60, (d) age 61 years or above and (e) ethnic group.
(8500)
203  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of smear tests in England and Wales resulted in women being recalled as a result of inadequate smears in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(8484)
204  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce screening for human papillomavirus into the national screening programme for cervical cancer; and if he will make a statement.
(8482)
205  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that pain control clinics are in place in every primary care trust area; and if he will make a statement.
(9116)
206  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct a review into waiting times for heart bypass operations in the Morecambe Bay Health Authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(7515)
207  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting for pancreatic cancer surgery at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, on 6th March.
(7520)
208  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on older people whose health problems include challenging behaviour.
(8532)
209  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the representative body for alcohol and drug counselling regarding 'Fit for its future'.
(8557)
210  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had recently with the BMA on the relationship between the NHS and the private sector.
(8573)
211  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards the payment of individuals eligible for free nursing help since the change in procedures.
(8555)
212  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the latest health evidence on the safety of TETRA masts.
(8567)
213  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what investigations his Department has carried out into minimum data sets where care homes are concerned in the last five years.
(8554)
214  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have de-listed themselves from taking NHS adult patients by each health authority area, in each of the last six years.
(8553)
215  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to reduce waiting times for MRI scans (a) in Gloucestershire and (b) nationally.
(8570)
216  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what flexibility he will allow care homes who specialise in treating alcohol or drug addicts under 'Fit for its future' proposals.
(8556)
217  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to change care charges.
(8568)
218  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on Care Direct.
(8569)
219  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with rank and file health visitors on the proposals not to include health visitors in the title for the new Nursing and Midwifery Council.
(8572)
220  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists still take NHS adult patients, broken down by each health authority area.
(8552)
221  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of health visitors in the new Nursing and Midwifery Council.
(8571)
222  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the different methods available for screening young people for the conditions constituting sudden death syndrome.
(8860)
223  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate of the number of people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
(8861)
224  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to assess the effects of global warming on health.
(4697)
225  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents of nursing homes are receiving payments under the Government's new scheme for funding part of nursing care for the elderly.
(8832)
226  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cardiac surgical operations have been carried out on people in the Jarrow constituency in each of the last five years.
(8827)
227  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing and residential care (a) homes and (b) beds have closed in South Tyneside in each year since 1997.
(8828)
228  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been treated in European countries under the NHS international scheme this year .
(8668)
229  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what finance his Department is able to make available to NHS patients travelling to EU countries for treatment under the NHS international scheme in the current financial year.
(8669)
230  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure per head on health was in (a) Tamworth, (b) Telford, (c) Kidderminster and (d) Redditch in each year from April 1996 to April 2001.
(8868)
231  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what decisions have been made on the future of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham heart and lung transplant unit; and if he will make a statement.
(8265)
232  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in publishing and consulting on a national strategy for alcohol.
(8867)
233  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients waiting for NHS heart surgery in the West Midlands he estimates have (a) had their operations performed privately or (b) died while waiting for that surgery in the last 12 months.
(8984)
234  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress made in the case of Mr Barrie Such, pursuant to the undertaking given in the adjournment debate on 7th December 2000, Official Report, column 246, that the NHS executive regional office would monitor the implementation of the care plan and funding arrangements.
(8990)
235  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the steps his Department is taking to reduce drug abuse in Worcestershire.
(8627)
236  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will delay consideration of the candidates for the chairmanship of the new strategic health authorities until after he has confirmed the boundaries of these authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(8630)
237  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to introduce a ban from registration with the GMC of (a) GPs and (b) consultants who have been banned from practising in (i) EU, (ii) Commonwealth and (iii) other countries.
(8979)
238  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what system is used to allocate budgets for community equipment services to local NHS trusts and social services departments.
[R] (8718)
239  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the NHS trusts and social services departments that have received funds from the Community Equipment Services budget this financial year.
[R] (8720)
240  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the national budget is for Community Equipment Services for the 2001-02 financial year.
[R] (8719)
241  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to establish a register of podiatrists to include private practitioners; and if he will make a statement.
(8218)
242  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make financial provision for owners of residential care homes to assist them in complying with the requirements of the Residential Care Act 2000.
(8216)
243  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical and prescribing advice has been given for Lorazepan with specific reference to the dosage and the period of time over which it is usual to administer the drug.
(8215)
244  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what chemical agents are being used within the NHS to combat MRSA.
(8722)
245  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of Quat Phen in combating MRSA.
(8723)
246  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future status of the accident and emergency facilities at Solihull Hospital.
(8682)
247  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons and at whose request his Department increased the level of fine upon conviction of a person other than a registered midwife or registered medical practitioner attending a woman in childbirth to £5,000; and if he will make a statement.
(8869)
248  
N  
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent evidence he has assessed on changes in the nutritional content of vegetables.
(4682)
249  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the availability of (a) work and (b) courses in building trades in HM prisons.
(8612)
250  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy to consider the availability of appropriate training courses in allocating prisoners to particular institutions.
(8825)
251  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if an asylum seeker detained in a prison is considered a prisoner; and if he will make a statement.
(9118)
252  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to (a) prioritise and (b) speed up decisions on asylum seekers' applications where delay would have serious detrimental social or medical consequences for the asylum seekers themselves or members of their families; and if he will make a statement.
(9125)
253  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support he has provided to help Metropolitan Police officers and civil staff purchase homes; and if he will make a statement.
(9112)
254  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will remove the passports of individuals who have expressed an intention to go to (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan to fight against British or US armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(8655)
255  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991; and if he will make a statement.
(8660)
256  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries have sought the extradition of (a) Abu Qatada, (b) Yasser-al-Siri and (c) Abu Hamsa; and if he will make a statement.
(8659)
257  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the immigration status of (a) Abu Qatada and (b) Yasser-al-Siri; and if he will make a statement.
(8658)
258  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions were (a) brought and (b) successful under (i) section 1 and (ii) section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(8663)
259  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what help his Department makes available to victim support.
(8558)
260  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he has to review information technology systems, with specific reference to the Asylum and Immigration Department.
(8559)
261  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his powers to deal with travellers.
(8561)
262  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to fast-track asylum or immigration applicants who are skilled in the area of trades where the UK has labour shortages.
(8562)
263  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the passengers from the plane hijacked from Afghanistan to Stansted who were neither charged in relation to the hijacking nor are family members of those charged, and who made claims for asylum (a) have had decisions made on their claims, (b) have had their claims accepted or been granted exceptional leave to remain, (c) are still waiting for decisions on their claims or (d) are being held in detention.
(8731)
264  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that his Department's changes to terms and conditions of service for police officers include the granting of pension rights to cohabiting partners.
(8674)
265  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the statutory provisions which allow him to give a direction prohibiting a doctor from prescribing controlled drugs have not been used since November 1997.
(8636)
266  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he intends to review (a) the targets and (b) the policy on drugs relating to 16 to 24 year olds.
(8647)
267  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Metropolitan Police intend to extend its policy on not arresting cannabis users in Lambeth to other parts of London.
(8650)
268  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the effect of police policy in Lambeth on cannabis possession on the Government's targets on drug reduction.
(8651)
269  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of users of (a) all illegal drugs, (b) cannabis, (c) class A drugs and (d) class A drugs excluding heroin are graduates; and if this affects drug education programmes.
(8648)
270  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in drug use among those of Indian heritage.
(8649)
271  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what indications he has received from chief constables outside London that they plan to introduce policies on cannabis possession similar to that in force in Lambeth.
(8652)
272  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what indications he has given to chief constables outside London on introducing policies on cannabis possession similar to that in force in Lambeth.
(8653)
273  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will postpone the removal of Mr Hussain Ahmed (Home Office Ref: A570495) until after his wife gives birth to their child.
(8728)
274  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the standards used in determining fingerprint evidence.
(8606)
275  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the steps his Department is taking to reduce drug dependency in Worcestershire.
(8626)
276  
N  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Pakistani nationals holding UK visas have been refused entry to the UK since 11th September; and how many of these were refused at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Manchester.
(8196)
277  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much financial assistance was given by his Department to Crimestoppers for the financial years (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02; how much he proposes to grant for the 2002-03 financial year.
(8302)
278  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what policy guidance he has issued on the use of speed cameras to reduce speed on roads that do not present a specific problem nor have a record of traffic accidents.
(8212)
279  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department has given to police authorities regarding the use of mobile speed cameras to reduce traffic speed with particular reference to their location.
(8214)
280  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was collected (a) nationally and (b) in Essex from (i) static and (ii) mobile speed cameras in (A) 1998-99, (B) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01.
(8213)
281  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reply to the letter to him dated 21st September from the honourable Member for Solihull concerning the company known as A & N Trimmings Ltd.
(8680)
282  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce legislation to outlaw discrimination on the basis of religion and faith; and if he will make a statement.
(8476)
283  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effects on the sugar industry in Swaziland of sugar imports from the EU.
(8616)
284  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of aid required to prevent starvation in Afghanistan; how much aid has been sent into that country; and if she will make a statement.
(8198)
285  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been allocated since 11th September for humanitarian relief in Afghanistan; and how it has been distributed.
(8781)
286  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that more routes for humanitarian aid conveys into Afghanistan are being opened up as soon as possible.
(8776)
287  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the implications of Sarwar v Alam for funding arrangements of accident cases.
(8664)
288  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will review the Children Act 1989 to grant automatic parental responsibility status to unmarried fathers; and if he will make a statement.
(8683)
289  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the results are of his quantitative survey of the scale of electoral fraud in Northern Ireland; and if he will place his report in the Library.
(8607)
290  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the roles in social policy of the (a) Social Exclusion Unit, (b) Policy Delivery Unit and (c) Downing Street Policy Unit.
(7519)
291  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to publish the document 'Defeating Terrorism: Campaign Objectives'; and if he will make a statement.
(8197)
292  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, what role he played in making the decision to permit British Nuclear Fuels to operate its MOX plutonium fuels plant; and what considerations underlay the decision to announce the decision on 3rd October.
(8871)
293  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the latest date by which the Boundary Commission for Scotland's recommendations for the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies in Scotland would have to be enacted by Order in Council in order to take effect for a Scottish parliamentary election in 2007.
(8864)
294  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the circumstances in which she would seek to make modifications under the terms of section 4 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to the recommendations contained in the next report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland on the general review of the parlimentary constituencies in Scotland.
(8848)
295  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when she expects to receive from the Boundary Commission for Scotland their final report on the general review of parliamentary constituencies in Scotland.
(8863)
296  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the revised constituency and regional boundaries to be recommended by the Boundary Commission for Scotland by December 2006 will be used for the 2007 Scottish parliamentary elections.
(8865)
297  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if it is her policy that (a) the boundaries of Scottish parliamentary constituencies should be coterminous with constituencies used to elect Scottish honourable Members of the House of Commons and (b) the ratio of constituency to regional members should remain as set out in the Scotland Act 1998.
(8847)
298  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she has provided advice on the legality of each target in Afghanistan which has been bombed since 7th October.
(8208)
299  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will mount an investigation into the role of the Official Solicitor with regard to the West case.
(8564)
300  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will review the work of the Official Solicitor with specific reference to his power to dispose of evidence following high profile criminal cases.
(8563)
301  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement on plans for county-based magistrates' courts organisations following the publication of the Auld Report.
(8565)
302  
N  
Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on the effectiveness of the Code of Practice on the relationships between supermarkets and farms.
(4692)
303  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to amend the regulations relating to the National Minimum Wage Act; and if he will make a statement.
(9111)
304  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement concerning the tactics adopted by Turkish Banks in the City relating to union recognition.
(8667)
305  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the proposed de-merger of BT with MmO‹of6›2 and BT wireless.
(8582)
306  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what help she makes available to manufacturing industry in rural areas.
(8581)
307  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the proposed roll-out of broadband into rural areas.
(8583)
308  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what investigations she has carried out into the management of Railtrack Group plc and Railtrack plc.
(8182)
309  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has had from UK industry with regard to the abolition of the Imperial pint measurement for sparkling wines; and if he will make a statement.
(8264)
310  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many full-time staff are employed by each of the English regional development agencies.
(8634)
311  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the administrative budget is of each of the English regional development agencies in the current financial year.
(8633)
312  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on employment in manufacturing in Worcestershire.
(8989)
313  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of Advantage West Midlands' budget will be spent in Worcestershire in the current financial year.
(8635)
314  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many firms in the Hull area have received SMART development money over the past five years; and if she will indicate the companies concerned and the amounts involved.
(7099)
315  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what quantities of plutonium have been (a) sold and (b) loaned to the European Commission, on behalf of the European Communities, by the United Kingdom (i) prior to and (ii) since the United Kingdom joined the European Community; and if she will provide details of dates and reasons for such transactions.
(8870)
316  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the personnel who comprise her Department's Office for Civil Nuclear Security, along with the qualifications they have for their roles.
(8763)
317  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what value was put on British Nuclear Fuels'-owned stocks of (a) plutonium and (b) reprocessed uranium, in the entry for British Nuclear Fuels at page 490 of The National Asset Register, CM5221.
(8764)
318  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices (a) opened and (b) closed in Wales in each of the last three years.
(8777)
319  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the number of Employment Tribunal applicants employed by Royal Mail/Consignia in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(9102)
320  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he intends to take to ensure that the rights of third parties under planning legislation are compatible with Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
(8494)
321  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance has been issued to local authority planning offices regarding the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights.
(7720)
322  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to establish regional assemblies.
(4700)
323  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects all London Underground trains to have air conditioning.
(9115)
324  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has collated on the number of building and maintenance departments of local authorities which have been externalised since the introduction of best value; if he will list the local authorities concerned and indicate (a) how many employees are involved (i) in each case and (ii) overall and (b) the name of the contractor who has taken over the delivery of those services in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(9113)
325  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the proposed A590 bypass at High and Low Newton.
(7513)
326  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will create a right of appeal against the grant of planning consent in respect of large scale schemes of local concern; and if he will make a statement.
(8666)
327  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future of Thameslink 2000.
(8665)
328  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the review of the planning procedures is planned to commence.
(8527)
329  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to talk to the National Association of Local Councils about an enhanced role for parish and town councils in the planning process.
(8528)
330  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on plans to speed up the development of social housing in rural areas.
(8529)
331  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the level of Government financial support given to Railtrack in each year since its inception.
(8486)
332  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the relationship between Railtrack and the British Rail Property Board.
(8487)
333  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the number of appeals his Department has received following its recent re-valuation of the business rate.
(8584)
334  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his Department's support for smaller district housing authorities, with specific reference to the selling up of arms length companies.
(8531)
335  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on current procedures with regard to the appeals process for business rates with specific reference to the periods for any underpayment of rates.
(8585)
336  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the operation of rates relief for businesses affected by foot and mouth, with specific reference to (a) the Valuation Office and (b) individual local authorities.
(8586)
337  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on motoring offences and the use of hand-held mobile phones.
(8588)
338  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his Department's investigation into the problem of dumped vehicles will report.
(8560)
339  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his policy of a re-banding exercise for council tax.
(8587)
340  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what new proposals he intends to make for the operation of the (a) Strategic Rail Authority and (b) Rail Regulator following the decision to place the subsidiary of Railtrack into administration.
(8490)
341  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will investigate the role of the Transport Commissioners and their ability to impose particular conditions in the operation of the rural transport grant.
(8530)
342  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if his Department will call in the proposal to build on the flood plains at Ebley Wharf, Stroud.
(8489)
343  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals regarding unitary local authorities.
(8488)
344  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if Railtrack will honour its outstanding debts to its creditors; and if he will make a statement.
(8992)
345  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the specific recommendations made to ministers by the SRA regarding the Central Railway proposal.
(8836)
346  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guarantees the Government will give to credit ratings agencies in order to restore investment grade rating to the successor company to Railtrack.
(9000)
347  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has held with financial institutions about the future investment needs of the rail industry since the decision to put Railtrack into administration.
(8994)
348  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has discussed future funding of rail investment with Railtrack bondholders.
(9003)
349  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what evidence he has collated to suggest that a not-for-profit company will be able to raise capital in the markets to the same extent as Railtrack could.
(9004)
350  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects (a) Crossrail, (b) Thameslink 2000 and (c) the West Coast Mainline to be completed.
(8993)
351  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recommendations he has received from the SRA about the level of investment needed to modernise the rail network.
(8995)
352  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has received an undertaking from the Treasury to guarantee finance required by the successor company to Railtrack to invest in the rail network.
(8996)
353  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the nature of the approaches made by West LB relating to Railrack.
(9002)
354  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date the concept of a not-for-profit company to take over the rail network from Railtrack was first considered by his Department.
(8999)
355  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which schemes will be completed within the period of the 10 year plan for rail; and if he will make a statement on the adequacy of funding of the programme.
(8875)
356  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has held with the Credit Rating Agency in relation to Railtrack.
(9001)
357  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what meetings he held with Ernst and Young to discuss whether Railtrack plc should be put into administration; and when these meetings were held.
(8186)
358  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much financial support will be made available to the successor company to Railtrack; and how much the Government expected to pay to Railtrack in 2000-01 and 2001-02 for similar purposes.
(8195)
359  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he made to the directors of (a) Railtrack Group plc and (b) Railtrack plc in connection with the financial statements for the year ended 31st March.
(8190)
360  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who will serve on the board of the successor company to Railtrack plc.
(8183)
361  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what financial guarantees will be given in respect to debt finance obtained by the successor company to Railtrack plc.
(8188)
362  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what events occurred subsequent to 3rd July which required him to review the ownership and structure of the railway industry.
(8192)
363  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what meetings he held to discuss alternatives to putting Railtrack plc into administration with (a) Railtrack and (b) financial institutions.
(8185)
364  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the role of Jo Moore in the decision to apply for an administration order under section 59 of the Railways Act 1993.
(8187)
365  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the legal advice he received concerning the use of section 59 of the Railways Act 1993.
(8191)
366  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on how the successor company to Railtrack will be accountable to (a) him and (b) other government agencies.
(8184)
367  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met representatives of the Institute of Public Policy Research to discuss (a) Project Ariel and (b) public interest trusts.
(8189)
368  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library his assessment of the financial position of Railtrack plc which led to the application for an administration order under section 59 of the Railways Act 1993.
(8193)
369  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much capital will be made available to the successor company to Railtrack to enable it to acquire Railtrack's assets from the administrators.
(8194)
370  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will amend the exemption clauses of the Working Time Directive relating to urban bus drivers.
(8670)
371  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he has issued to transport authorities regarding the safe number of hours for urban bus drivers to work without a break.
(8671)
372  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects the Highways Agency to lift its holding directive in order to allow Warrington Borough Council to determine the planning application for the re-development of Birchwood Park.
(8203)
373  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of the reliability and punctuality of train services between Worcester and Birmingham via Droitwich Spa; and if he will make a statement.
(8985)
374  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the A449 in Worcestershire will cease to be a trunk road; and if he will make a statement.
(8983)
375  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce legislation to give effect to the report of the Park Homes Working Party; and if he will make a statement.
(8632)
376  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish a list of submissions by local authorities to participate in electoral pilot schemes in local elections or local by-elections in the forthcoming 12 months.
(8957)
377  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with the Greater London Authority in the last six months regarding (a) the financial settlement for London and (b) the GLA precept on council tax; and if he will make a statement.
(8954)
378  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was (a) the number of homeless priority acceptances, (b) the number of those living in temporary accommodation, (c) the number of those living in bed and breakfast accommodation and (d) the number of children living in homeless households, by region, in each year since 1997.
(8956)
379  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish figures for the level of empty council housing, by local authority in England, in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001 to date; and if he will make a statement on the Government's plans to reduce the level of empty council housing.
(8959)
380  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to reduce the (a) number and (b) scope of executive agencies affiliated to his Department.
(9126)
381  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to minimise electoral fraud in the pilot schemes for new electoral arrrangements; and if he will make a statement.
(8960)
382  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what are the administrative costs of (a) regional development agencies, (b) government offices for the regions and (c) regional chambers are for each region, (i) this year and (ii) projected for the next financial year.
(8955)
383  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to decentralise non-departmental public bodies and devolve their responsibilities to local authorities.
(8958)
384  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with Hackney Borough Council concerning the administrative failings of the Council in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(9127)
385  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to increase safety on riverboats travelling on the River Thames; and if he will make a statement.
(8961)
386  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if Alun Evans, former Director of Communication in the DTLR, was the Head of Information for the purpose of managing departmental communications and recording special advisers' contacts with the media under the code of conduct for special advisers.
(8225)
387  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce legislation to license houses in multiple occupation.
(8717)
388  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the record kept under Clause 9 of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers of contacts between his special advisers and the news media since July.
(8222)
389  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the timetable is for the establishment of a single all Wales rail franchise; and if he will make a statement.
(8643)
390  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the Government's policy is on the establishment of a single all-Wales rail franchise; and if he will make a statement.
(8644)
391  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect of Railtrack's financial problems on the establishment of a single all-Wales rail franchise; and if he will make a statement.
(8642)
392  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take action to limit construction of wind turbines in upland areas close to national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
(4696)
393  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if permission has been given to DRS railway transport company to increase the operating speed on trains moving spent nuclear fuel to Sellafield.
(9103)
394  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which organisations will be included to represent Welsh interests in the company which is being considered as a replacement for Railtrack.
(8778)
395  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much public money has been invested in the railway network in each of the last 10 years.
(8877)
396  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of Railtrack's shareholders hold less than (a) 5,000 and (b) 1,000 shares.
(8780)
397  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the impact of the change in administration at Railtrack on the future of rail investment in Wales.
(8779)
398  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he is taking to encourage graduate recruitment in local government.
(8637)
399  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) an official in his Department last contacted Railtrack before 6th October; and what was discussed.
(8947)
400  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the press notices issued by his Department on each day between 10th September and 10th October.
(8950)
401  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the standard spending assessment for highways and transport per mile of (a) principal and (b) non-principal road in each county of England in each of the last three years.
(8511)
402  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the capital projects which will be inherited from Railtrack plc by its successor company, stating when each will be completed.
(8953)
403  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the changes to legislation or regulations affecting Railtrack since May 1997, indicating in each case the body responsible for the change.
(8948)
404  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the press notices issued by his predecessors on each day between 10th September and 10th October 2000 on subjects which are the responsibility of his Department.
(8951)
405  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has on the number of railway employees who hold shares in Railtrack.
(8945)
406  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the capital projects to which Railtrack plc was committed at 1st April, indicating their estimated dates of completion.
(8952)
407  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many motor vehicles registration numbers remained unissued at 1st September in the series: (a) two letters, up to four digits, (b) three letters, up to three digits, (c) up to four digits, two letters, (d) up to three digits, three letters, (e) three letters,up to three digits, year suffix and (f) year prefix, up to three digits, three letters for (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales.
(8512)
408  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the occasions on which guidance has been given to Railtrack by Ministers or statutory bodies at national level since May 1997, indicating in each case the body concerned.
(8949)
409  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he decided to seek to appoint an administrator for Railtrack.
(8946)
410  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has made to the Department of Education's review of student finance in the context of the Rees Report on student finance; and if he will make a statement.
(8640)
411  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions regarding the establishment of a single all-Wales rail franchise; and if he will make a statement.
(8641)
412  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Education Minister of the National Assembly for Wales regarding the recommendations of the Rees Report on student finance.
(8639)
413  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff working in (a) benefit offices and (b) jobcentres were assaulted while at work in (i) 1999-2000 and (ii) 2000-01.
(8610)
414  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the impact on employers when deductions of earnings are made at source as a result of the intervention of the Child Support Agency.
(8493)
415  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his involvement on progress towards the operation of the Universal Bank.
(8491)
416  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on (a) local exchange trading schemes and (b) time banks, with specific reference to benefit claimants.
(8492)
417  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on an individual's eligibility for housing benefit when his residence is re-classified from residential or nursing home to a supported tenancy.
(8496)
418  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with (a) employers and (b) employers' organisations on the operation of the deductions of earnings at source following CSA intervention.
(8495)
419  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to standardise the housing benefit application form in local authorities.
(8202)
420  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants have successfully claimed industrial injury disablement benefit for prescribed disease for primary neoplasms of the epithetical lining of the urinary tract in each year since 1996; and how many of those (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applicants were employed in the printing and related industries.
(8624)
421  
  
Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners had a reduction in their state retirement benefit as a result of a stay in hospital; by what amount the state retirement benefit is reduced in these circumstances; and how much was saved by his Department as a result of reduced benefit payments in the last full year for which figures are available.
(8678)
422  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter from his Department to those people who will be unaffected by the changes in inherited SERPS, but have reached state pension age since the first letter was issued, and to those who will reach state pension age by 5th October 2002; and when he expects to issue a further letter to those people who will be affected by the reduction in SERPS on the sliding scale.
(8966)
423  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to change the rules that exclude disabled people from protection under the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 if they have been dismissed from a company employing less than 15 employees; and if he will make a statement.
(8969)
424  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultations he has had with groups representing people with disabilities regarding the proposed changes to the eligibility criteria for the payment of the lower rate mobility component of the disability living allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(8975)
425  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to update the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(8968)
426  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the roll-out of the combined pension statement has been delayed.
(8973)
427  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women claiming incapacity benefit and its predecessors received credits only in each year from 1984.
(8963)
428  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees formerly employed by the Benefits Agency have left to join the Pensions Service since its creation.
(8972)
429  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the eligibility criteria for the payment of the lower rate mobility component of the disability living allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(8974)
430  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the relative sales of (a) stakeholder pensions and (b) personal pensions in the first quarter of this financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(8965)
431  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to uprate the disability income guarantee in line with earnings; and if he will make a statement.
(8967)
432  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place a copy of the new piloted minimum income guarantee claim form in the Library.
(8964)
433  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research his Department has examined relating to fear and anxiety in connection with the eligibility criteria for the payment of the lower rate mobility component of the disability living allowance; and if he will place copies of such research in the Library.
(8976)
434  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the Fraud Buster computer system.
(8971)
435  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his plans are to reform housing benefit.
(8970)
436  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will institute a review of civil defence preparations in the light of the events of 11th September; and if he will publish a summary of its conclusions.
[Transferred] (7514)
437  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Prime Minister, what role was played by the Cabinet Office Delivery Unit in the placing of Railtrack into administration.
[Transferred] (8224)
438  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions have taken place with other governments on the ratification of the verification protocol amendment to the Biological Weapons Convention 1972.
[Transferred] (8621)
439  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assistance is available to teenage parents in the Jarrow constituency to get (a) work, (b) education and (c) training.
[Transferred] (9106)
440  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support will be provided to the people of South Tyneside after the loss of jobs in Viasystems.
[Transferred] (9107)
441  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) uniformed full-time officers, (b) special constables and (c) civilian staff there are per thousand of population in each English constabulary.
[Transferred] (8625)
442  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his latest estimate of the number of people who die each year from sudden death syndrome.
[Transferred] (8862)
443  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will review the Code of Practice of the Hearing Aid Council relating to protection of persons who purchase a hearing aid in circumstances in which they were misled by the seller.
[Transferred] (8679)
444  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those local authorities which have by-laws which prohibit public drinking; how many interventions there have been by the police; and how many successful prosecutions arising from these interventions have been recorded in each of these local authority areas in each year since the introduction of the by-law.
[Transferred] (9108)
445  
  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been refused benefit under the Habitual Resident test, indicating what proportion of them were British citizens in each year of its operation.
[Transferred] (8654)
446  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on progress with the OFT report into the legal profession.
[Transferred] (8662)
447  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the impact on safety in the construction industry of the Safety Summit; if she will make a statement on progress and plans in this area; what priority the Government accords to improving construction safety; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (9114)
448  
  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department has given to the Association of British Civilian Internees Far East Region as to the criteria former prisoners of the Japanese are required to meet in order to qualify for the ex-gratia payments announced on 7th November 2000.
[Transferred] (8980)


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