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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 1 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 1 November, 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 1st NOVEMBER
1  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the budget of the Duchy of Lancaster is in respect of the maintenance, repair and replacement of drainage systems on Duchy agricultural land.
(11728)
2  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the policy of the Duchy of Lancaster is towards drainage works on tenanted agricultural land where those works are the responsibility of the landlord; and if he will make a statement.
(11727)
3  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the net effect on full-time employee headcount of the Civil Service of the departmental changes announced in June.
(12049)
4  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12256)
5  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will issue guidance to departments to require that answers to written questions which are replied to by letter during a parliamentary recess are sent for publication in the Official Report for the following sitting day.
(12073)
6  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(12275)
7  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements are in place for the Al Jazeera television station to be broadcast in this country with English subtitles; and if she will make a statement.
(12257)
8  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received concerning the financial situation of the Youth Hostels Association; and if she will make a statement.
(12148)
9  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 25th October, Official Report, column 355W, on the occupation of flats in the royal palaces, if she will list the residents.
(11798)
10  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has for parents and grandparents to take basic sport coaching courses; and what links they will have to the National Experience Corps.
(12226)
11  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12274)
12  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK military personnel are serving overseas, broken down by (a) unit and (b) country in which they are serving.
(12080)
13  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to recommend a ban on the manufacture of cluster bombs by UK companies.
(11884)
14  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Italy's financial contribution was to the A(400)M consortium.
(12224)
15  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Italian Defence Minister about the A(400)M.
(12223)
16  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost is of Exercise Saif Sareea II; how much the Government has spent in total in its operations against Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden; and if he will make a statement.
(11965)
17  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish in full the Three Services Board of Inquiry Report into Medical Preparedness prepared by the Surgeon General's Department; and if he will make a statement.
(11621)
18  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Ocean came into service; how long her refit is scheduled to take; and when she will return to service.
(12067)
19  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the role of (a) Fylingdales and (b) Menwith Hill in performing communications services in connection with action against terrorism.
(12066)
20  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on (a) the reasons for and (b) the circumstances relating to the departure of the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Defence Police.
(11766)
21  
  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall expenditure by his Department in consultancy fees was in the financial years (a) 2000-01, (b) 1999-2000, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1997-98 and (e) 1996-97.
(12166)
22  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what modifications are required to be made to British helicopters in order to enable them to undertake operations in Afghan air space.
(11039)
23  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Combat Effectiveness Gender Study will be published.
(11746)
24  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the Tracer programme to date; and what further expenditure is planned to the end of the programme.
(11619)
25  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her written Answer of 26th October, Official Report, column 461W, on teachers, if she will list the (a) age profile and (b) reasons for leaving of the teachers leaving service in the maintained schools in each of the last four academic years.
(12172)
26  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(12273)
27  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 26th October, Official Report, column 456W, on education spending, what proportion of total spending on education was devolved to schools and colleges in each of the past 10 years.
(12163)
28  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 26th October, Official Report, columns 469-70W, on teacher recruitment, what was the allocation of the Recruitment and Retention Fund, 2000-01 to each local education authority.
(12155)
29  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what further response to the sixth Report from the Select Committee on Education and Employment she plans to publish on the Government's commitment to a review of student support arrangements.
(11040)
30  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the proportion of state secondary schools which will be specialist schools by the end of 2003; and if she will make a statement.
(11475)
31  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, over what transitional period the new funding formula for Worcestershire schools will be phased in; and if she will make a statement.
(11882)
32  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students there are in the (a) further education and (b) higher education sector.
(12263)
33  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many higher education students are in their (a) first, (b) second, (c) third and (d) fourth of study.
(12264)
34  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers from ethnic minorities have entered the profession in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(11999)
35  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the average time taken between the initial identification of positive cases of foot and mouth disease and (a) disinfection of carcasses and (b) disposal of carcasses in each month from February to October.
(11739)
36  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to identify the long-term effects of nitrogen dioxide emissions on human health.
(11730)
37  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she has received the report, Observations on the Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in Cumbria 2001, by a former member of the Veterinary Investigation Service; and if she will make a statement.
(11738)
38  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to widen the membership of the Expert Panel on air quality standards and to review its remit; and if she will make a statement.
(11731)
39  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to provide financial assistance to farms which were subject to Form D restrictions.
(11735)
40  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to implement the recommendations of Professor Mercer's report into the foot and mouth crisis in Devon; and if she will make a statement.
(11734)
41  
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 conclusions of Professor Mercer's report on foot and mouth in Devon in respect of (a) the handling of the outbreak and (b) the lessons of the 1967 outbreak.
(11725)
42  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will establish a timetable for regular reviews of the Government's air quality standards.
(11732)
43  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change the level of the payments made under the livestock welfare disposal scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(11740)
44  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to ensure the effective monitoring of progress by local authorities on the implementation of plans to improve air quality.
(11733)
45  
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 European Commission proposals to reclassify veterinary medicinal products as prescription only medicines.
(11726)
46  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason her Department was not represented at the public inquiry into foot and mouth disease in Devon.
(11737)
47  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to draw up a National Contingency Plan in relation to foot and mouth disease.
(11736)
48  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the recent flooding in mid and north Essex, indicating what help the Government proposes to make available to help prevent future flooding in the area.
(11770)
49  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(12272)
50  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much French beef was imported in the last 12 months.
(12077)
51  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her priorities are for the reform of UK agricultural policy.
(12079)
52  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial help she gives to farmers who wish to switch to organic production.
(12078)
53  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what powers the OFWAT Regulator can (a) compel water companies to instal meters at the request of tenants, (b) make water companies notify tenants of any changes to their water charge tariffs and (c) intervene where a tenant feels that the tariff being levied is too high.
(11879)
54  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what powers water companies are required to (a) advertise changes in tariffs to (i) residents and (ii) tenants and (b) inform (i) residents and (ii) tenants of such changes.
(11878)
55  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the procedure for resolving disputes between landlords and tenants other than through the Regulator.
(11880)
56  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provision she plans to make to (a) the Environment Agency and (b) East Riding of Yorkshire Council to protect properties at risk from flooding.
(11963)
57  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is in relation to the future of the British trawling industry in the North Sea; and if she will make a statement.
(11997)
58  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of (a) current and (b) projected cod stocks for the next three years in the North Sea.
(11964)
59  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what short-term provision she will make to North Sea trawlermen; and if she will make a statement.
(11996)
60  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will include an aim to deal with fuel poverty within her Department's aims and objectives.
(11790)
61  
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 relationship to the Food Standards Agency.
(11791)
62  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information she has collated on (a) variations in the prices of horticultural plants in the EU and (b) the impact of localised funding support on such prices.
(12167)
63  
  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will draw down the latest available amount of EU agrimoney compensation for UK arable farmers.
(12084)
64  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the information given in the letter of 4th August from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the honourable Member for the Vale of York concerning the bases on which premises subject to foot and mouth culling are decided and the advice given to farmers on cleaning of fields (refs 4430, 4431).
(12072)
65  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will update and publish the information given in the letter of 6th August from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the honourable Member for the Vale of York concerning the contingency plans to stop the spread of foot and mouth disease in the Vale of York, North Yorkshire and the Humber region (ref 3469).
(12071)
66  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will update and publish the information given in the letter of 11th September from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the honourable Member for the Vale of York assessing the damage to the agricultural and tourism sectors of the foot and mouth outbreak (ref 3468).
(12070)
67  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will update and publish the information given in the letter of 8th August from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the honourable Member for the Vale of York in response to questions concerning bio-security measures in areas where culling takes place, closure of local roads and the impact of Thirsk Auction Mart (refs 4050, 4047, 4044, 4045, 4048, 4046).
(12069)
68  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will answer the letter from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire of 18th July about dormant quarries within the Peak District National Park Authority.
(11967)
69  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the Veterinary Risk Assessment Report on the risk of spreading foot and mouth disease via the activities of hunts; and if she will make a statement.
(12021)
70  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what individuals and organisations have been consulted during the compiling of the Veterinary Risk Assessment Report on hunting; and if she will make a statement.
(12022)
71  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of damage to livestock by fox predation during the suspension of hunting with dogs due to foot and mouth disease; what account has been taken of this in the determination of the timescale for the publication of the Veterinary Risk Assessment Report on hunting; and if she will make a statement.
(12024)
72  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if (a) private and (b) non-governmental organisations have been given access to the Veterinary Risk Assessment Report on hunting prior to its official publication; and if she will make a statement.
(12023)
73  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will fund the provision of a pontoon bridge at Upton-upon-Severn which can be put in place in the event of flooding.
(11660)
74  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many individual payments have been made to farmers following foot and mouth disease of (a) £1,000,000 to £1,999,999, (b) £2,000,000 to £2,999,999, (c) £3,000,000 to £3,999,999 and (d) in excess of £4,000,000.
(11799)
75  
N  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department is putting in place to promote energy efficiency.
(9561)
76  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12254)
77  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish a consultation document on the future of the Landfill Tax Credit scheme.
(12043)
78  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the performance of the environmental bodies in meeting his indicative guidelines for spending on sustainable waste management projects in the last 12 months.
(12044)
79  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Landfill Tax Regulations to permit environmental bodies to make direct contributions to recycling schemes.
(12045)
80  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what options he is considering for the (a) reform and (b) abolition of the Landfill Tax Credit scheme.
(12042)
81  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward taxation measures to provide emergency support to the airline industry following the terrorist attacks of 11th September.
(11969)
82  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a tax credit for training.
(11971)
83  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward taxation measures to assist the tourism industry; and if he will make a statement.
(11970)
84  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of his policy on making a grant available for the repair of churches in lieu of reducing VAT; and what representations he has received on this subject.
(11982)
85  
N  
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement regarding shareholding for employees in former nationalised industries.
(9552)
86  
N  
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how much the climate change levy will cost British industry in the first year of its operation.
(9567)
87  
  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has of the tax revenue received in each of the last three financial years from the sale of (a) cigars and (b) cigarettes.
(12164)
88  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent actions of Libyan military personnel in Zimbabwe; what role they have; and how many there are.
(12147)
89  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the policy papers which he has produced relating to the objectives of the (a) action in Afghanistan and (b) international coalition against terrorism.
(12146)
90  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he is taking regarding the treatment of Christians in the Moluccas region of Indonesia; and if he will make a statement.
(12154)
91  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12271)
92  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens were living in Zimbabwe on 1st September.
(12081)
93  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost was of running (a) British high commission offices and (b) British embassy offices in each of the last three years.
(12083)
94  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries are working with the UK government to combat the trade in illegal drugs.
(12082)
95  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent killings of Christians in Pakistan.
(11788)
96  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Pakistani Government with regard to human rights abuses against Christians.
(11789)
97  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Burma regarding the continued imprisonment of Min Ko Naing (also known as Paw Oo Tun).
(12031)
98  
  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed with the US Secretary of State the inclusion of Cuba on the US list of nations that sponsor terrorism; and if he will make a statement.
(12056)
99  
  
Mr Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the consequences of a failure of the Government of Gibraltar to participate in the Brussels process.
(12017)
100  
  
Mr Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the European Commission and other relevant European Union institutions to ensure that citizens of Gibraltar are accorded the right to participate in elections to the European Parliament.
(12016)
101  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan regarding the bombing of Bah el Ghazal in Southern Sudan.
(11155)
102  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to meet John Garang, leader of the SPLA in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(11157)
103  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to (a) the Rwandan Government and (b) the Ugandan Government concerning their involvement in the war in the Congo.
(11148)
104  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made with the establishment of a global certification scheme for rough diamonds.
(11149)
105  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made with the (a) Sudanese IGAD peace process and (b) Egypt - Libya initiative.
(11156)
106  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the safety of genetically modified crops grown for human consumption.
(11729)
107  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects work to start on the Coquetdale Hospital redevelopment at Rothbury, Northumberland; and if he will make a statement.
(11675)
108  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12270)
109  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when extra funding for the relief of bedblocking will be available to local authorities; and from when can local authority social services departments commit extra funding under this programme.
(11623)
110  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has undertaken to assess the possibility of establishing a system to enable members of the public to purchase digital hearing aids at the cost price through the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(12170)
111  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the success of trials involving digital hearing aids in the 20 trial hospitals under the Government pilot programme.
(12169)
112  
N  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 17th October, Official Report, column 1240W, on beta interferon (No. 7427), what assessment he has made of the cost of beta interferon (a) in the UK and (b) in other countries; and if he will make a statement.
(9795)
113  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland about the initiative to reduce waiting lists through the funding of operations for UK citizens in other European countries.
(11661)
114  
N  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the priorities of the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals relating to the harmonisation of regulatory systems across the professions.
(11582)
115  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the retention of staff working in the professions allied to medicine.
(12157)
116  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has made to review the E112 regulations to ensure that it operates transparently and objectively.
(11047)
117  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the requirements for funding primary care trusts to support the European Court of Justice ruling of receiving NHS treatment abroad.
(11046)
118  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what preliminary evaluation of the first wave sites in the digital hearing aid trial he has received; and if a copy will be placed in the Library.
(12158)
119  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has made to monitor the quality of care for United Kingdom patients going abroad to receive NHS treatment.
(11045)
120  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if primary care trusts have the option to secure treatment for NHS patients in other European countries.
(11044)
121  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long it will take to put in place systems to guarantee patients high standards of care for treatments taking place abroad.
(11043)
122  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal advice he has received on the European Court of Justice judgement for receiving health care treatment abroad; and if he will place it in the Library.
(11042)
123  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what definition he uses for an unreasonable period of delay for treatment within the NHS, as phrased in the European Court of Justice ruling on treatment of patients abroad.
(11041)
124  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what local arrangements have been made under the Health Act 1999 to integrate council and NHS mental health services for (a) adults, (b) adolescents and (c) children; and if he will make a statement.
(12020)
125  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by how much the NHS underspent on mental health in 2000-01.
(12050)
126  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will amend the draft Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 to include health visiting in the title of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council; and if he will make a statement.
(12051)
127  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on NHS mental health services of restrictions imposed by councils on the number of placements to be made by social services in nursing or residential homes; and if he will make a statement.
(12052)
128  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received about the draft Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 and the regulation of health visitors; and if he will place them in the Library.
(12019)
129  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to regulate the profession of health visiting.
(12054)
130  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) voluntary and (b) independent sector groups have been involved in the planning and implementation of the National Service Framework for Mental Health.
(12053)
131  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of nursing vacancies were filled by nurses trained (a) in the UK, (b) in the remainder of the EU and (c) elsewhere in each of the past five years for which figures are available.
(12037)
132  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his policy relating to the British Medical Association's guidance on withholding and withdrawing life-prolonging medical treatment; and what observations he has sent to the Association on this subject.
(12225)
133  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reasons were given by the NHS Appointments Commission for not reappointing Mr Kevin Earley to the post of chair of the North Durham NHS Trust.
[R] (11985)
134  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) individuals invited for interview by the NHS Appointments Commission for the post of chair of the North Durham NHS Trust and (b) reasons for their selection for interview.
[R] (11983)
135  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which (a) individuals and (b) organisations were consulted by the NHS Appointments Commission on the appointment of the chair of the North Durham NHS Trust; and if he will publish their comments.
[R] (11984)
136  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been sent abroad for operations over the last three months; in which countries they have been treated; what has been the cost saving to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(11474)
137  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will rank each hospital in England by the number of postponed operations as a proportion of total operations, giving the relevant number for each hospital.
(11477)
138  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were postponed in each of the last five years by hospital authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(11476)
139  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the average waiting times in each English hospital trust for knee replacement operations in each of the last three years.
(11811)
140  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients requiring knee replacement operations have been waiting for (a) less than 12 months, (b) one to two years and (c) more than two years.
(11786)
141  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the role of overhead powerlines in causing breast cancer.
(12068)
142  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire, dated 11th August, forwarded to him by the Department of Education and Skills on 21st August, and the reminder letters of 20th September, concerning training programmes for the managers of care homes.
(11960)
143  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what Government initiatives there are to recruit and retain qualified nursing staff for special care baby units; whether there is funding available to recruit and train such staff; what his guidance is on the criteria for closing special care baby units; and if he will make a statement.
(12010)
144  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many major hospital developments have been authorised under the Private Finance Initiative; how many of these are (a) completed and (b) nearing completion; what plans exist for expanding the number of these developments; and if he will make a statement.
(12009)
145  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of midwife-led birthing units for low risk births; and if he will make a statement.
(12008)
146  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of GPs in (a) Pendle and (b) East Lancashire are due to retire before 2004; what steps he is taking to attract young doctors to the area; and if he will make a statement.
(12046)
147  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) British pharmaceutical companies and (b) his United States counterparts, regarding the patenting of Ciprofloxacin penicillin supplies; and if he will make a statement.
(11161)
148  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to ensure supplies of the penicillin Ciprofloxacin are available in the United Kingdom.
(11162)
149  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans have been made to vaccinate the United Kingdom population against smallpox; and if he will make a statement.
(11160)
150  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make changes to the definition of brought to justice for the purposes of departmental targets; and what factors will be taken into account in his decision.
(11795)
151  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason no statement was made at Home Office questions on 22nd October in respect of the under-reporting of anti-social behaviour orders; and when he plans to make a statement.
(11794)
152  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the reasons underlying the under-reporting of anti-social behaviour orders.
(11793)
153  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the present level of the prison population; and if it is his policy to increase this further.
(11797)
154  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the goal to increase by 100,000 the number of recorded crimes for which an offender is brought to justice has not been met; if he has plans to revise this target; and if he will make a statement.
(11796)
155  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12269)
156  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance is offered to asylum seekers who make an application to enter the UK on the basis of providing evidence that they are the victims of torture.
(11663)
157  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to police who stop people who are using a hand-held mobile phone when driving.
(11787)
158  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) Operation CHARLIE and (b) other anti-legal and illegal drugs education programmes in reducing drugs use.
(12059)
159  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 on the levels of consumption of (a) heroin, (b) cocaine and (c) cannabis.
(12058)
160  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department has recently considered the merits of (a) legalising and (b) decriminalising the use of illegal drugs.
(12171)
161  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made for the (a) possession and (b) supply of (i) heroin, (ii) cocaine and (iii) cannabis in each of the past five years.
(12057)
162  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the percentage of deaths due to heroin among heroin addicts that resulted from (a) overdose, (b) contaminated heroin, (c) infections and (d) other reasons in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(12062)
163  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will re-assess the recommendations of the Police Foundation report on drug use.
(12061)
164  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information will be stored on the asylum seekers' identification smart card.
(12055)
165  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what efficiency savings have been achieved, broken down by police force area, through the introduction of centralised custody centres.
(12035)
166  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces have moved to a system of centralised custody centres.
(12036)
167  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total funding by his Department for the national forensic laboratories in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(12041)
168  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting times at each custody centre for processing a case were for the latest month for which figures are available.
(12033)
169  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will revise the income supplements provided to police officers in Sussex, based on an analysis of comparative costs of living in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
(12038)
170  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average length of time it took each of the national forensic laboratories to complete an investigation, from referral to conclusion in the last 12 months.
(12040)
171  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many forensic scientists were employed by the national forensic laboratories in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(12039)
172  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 14th September from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs M McDonagh.
(12229)
173  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 10th June his Department gave briefings to the national media on announcements before their formal release; and if he will make a statement.
(11478)
174  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what purpose asylum seekers will be required to present their application registration cards.
(11744)
175  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether employers will be required to check the application registration card of employees they believe to be asylum seekers.
(11745)
176  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government began requiring asylum seekers to be fingerprinted.
(11742)
177  
  
Mr Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the number of crimes which have been solved as a direct result of Crimestoppers in the last 12 months.
(12014)
178  
  
Mr Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to support voluntary organisations involved in crime prevention, with particular reference to Crimestoppers.
(12015)
179  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for members of the National Experience Corps to lead sport and exercise sessions for older people.
(12228)
180  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for members of the National Experience Corps to contribute to the delivery of sport in schools.
(12227)
181  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the time taken to obtain antisocial behaviour orders broken down by the time taken to (a) collect evidence, (b) consult with interested parties and (c) complete court proceedings; and if he will make a statement.
(12025)
182  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) local authorities which have successfully applied for antisocial behaviour orders, (b) local authorities which have only unsuccessfuly applied for antisocial behaviour orders and (c) local authorities which have not applied for any antisocial behaviour orders; and if he will identify under what political control each authority operates.
(12030)
183  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what higher court judicial decisions have been made as to the admissability of hearsay evidence in proceedings seeking antisocial behaviour orders; and if he will make a statement.
(12027)
184  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals against antisocial behaviour orders have been made; and with what outcomes.
(12028)
185  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the cost to local authorities of seeking antisocial behaviour orders.
(12026)
186  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for antisocial behaviour orders have been made by (a) local authorities and (b) the police; and how those applications were disposed of and with what outcomes.
(12029)
187  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many legal cannabis plantations there are in the UK; and what plans there are to increase this number.
(11152)
188  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(12268)
189  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on international plans to deliver food aid to refugees in Afghanistan this winter.
(12153)
190  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will urge the WTO to commit itself to achieving the international development targets at the next round of WTO negotiations.
(11150)
191  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on food security in Southern Sudan for the next six months.
(11159)
192  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proposal the United Kingdom Government plans to make at the next multilateral round of WTO negotiations to ensure that it is a development round.
(11479)
193  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to visit Southern Sudan.
(11158)
194  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the Lord Chancellor will take steps to change the law on the registration of deaths to ensure equality of treatment as between married and unmarried couples.
(11961)
195  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12255)
196  
  
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many chairmen of lay magistrates are in post; and how many of them are (a) from the ethnic minority communities, (b) under 45 years and (c) women.
(12076)
197  
  
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many district judges (magistrates' courts) are in post, broken down by the ethnic minority communities; and how many of them are (a) under 45 years and (b) women.
(12075)
198  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make it his policy to introduce legislation further amending the Regency Act 1937, and to amend the Royal Marriages Act 1772, to permit members of the Royal Family to enter into morganatic marriages.
(11620)
199  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what overtime costs have been incurred each month during 2001 by the RUC dealing with public disorder.
(11072)
200  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the direct costs are of the security normalisation measures he announced on 24th October.
(11071)
201  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much he forecasts will be spent in the current financial year by his Department as a direct result of measures associated with action against international terrorism after 11th September.
(11073.)
202  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12266)
203  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who the line manager is for an authorised officer of the Parades Commission.
(11934)
204  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many authorised officers have been remunerated over the past 12 months; how they are appointed; under what terms; and what has been their individual remuneration.
(11932)
205  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Protestant and (b) Roman Catholic applicants to the new Police Service of Northern Ireland were successful in being selected for the first batch of recruits.
(11938)
206  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who decides the appointment of the Parades Commission commissioners, the length of contract and level of remuneration.
(11930)
207  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the Parades Commission commissioners indicating their background prior to appointment, their other remunerated public or private posts and the time they are expected to commit to the Parades Commission over the period of one year.
(11931)
208  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many female applicants to the new Police Service of Northern Ireland were successful in being short listed to the final pool prior to the selection of the first batch of recruits.
(11939)
209  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the travel expenses of the Chairman of the Parades Commission have been since his appointment, broken down by (a) his first year in office, (b) the year to date, (c) travel to/from Northern Ireland and (d) internal travel in Northern Ireland.
(11929)
210  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many serving members of the full-time RUC Reserve have applied to join the new Police Service of Northern Ireland and were successful in being short listed to the final pool prior to the selection of the first batch of recruits.
(11941)
211  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the procedure for complaint with respect to the work of an authorised officer of the Parades Commission.
(11933)
212  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many nights the Chairman of the Parades Commission has spent in Northern Ireland; and what the estimated cost of the provision of overnight accommodation is.
(11928)
213  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many serving members of the full-time RUC Reserve have applied to joint the new Police Service of Northern Ireland and have been successful in being selected for the first batch of recruits.
(11942)
214  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Protestant and (b) Roman Catholic applicants to the new Police Service of Northern Ireland were successful in being short listed to the final pool prior to the selection of the first batch of recruits.
(11937)
215  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Chairman of the Parades Commission was appointed; what his (a) length of contract and (b) level of remuneration is; and what criteria will be used to assess whether his time in office has been successful.
(11927)
216  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Chief Constable of the RUC issued a directive to his officers with regard to the wearing of poppies during the annual period of remembrance centred on 11th November; and if he will make a statement.
(11943)
217  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people the Parades Commission employs, broken down by levels of remuneration.
(11926)
218  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many female applicants to the new Police Service of Northern Ireland were successful in being selected for the first batch of recruits.
(11940)
219  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many organisations made submissions to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission calling for the right to access to abortion to be included in a Bill of Rights; and what assessment he has made of how many people each of those organisations represent.
(11987)
220  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals made submissions to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission calling for the right to access to abortion to be included in a Bill of Rights.
(11988)
221  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to extend the remit of the Decommissioning Body.
(11991)
222  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) punishment beatings, (b) punishment shootings and (c) murders there were in Northern Ireland in each (i) week and (ii) month from 1st April to 30th September; and if he will indicate for each week and month how many of those crimes were committed by (A) Republican, (B) Loyalist and (C) other groups.
(11992)
223  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many organisations made submissions to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission calling for the protection of the right to life for the unborn child to be included in a Bill of Rights; and what assessment he has made of how many people each of these organisations represents.
(11989)
224  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals made submissions to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission calling for the protection of the right to life for the unborn to be included in a Bill of Rights.
(11990)
225  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects the next event in the decommissioning process to take place.
(11993)
226  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the President of the Council, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12261)
227  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what criteria salaries of particular special advisers are decided.
(11618)
228  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he will meet the Chinese Vice President during his visit to the UK this month; and if he will raise the issue of Tibet.
(11153)
229  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(12276)
230  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of UK registered businesses employ fewer than (a) 100, (b) 50, (c) 20, (d) 10 and (e) five people.
(12156)
231  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(12260)
232  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to tighten the regulation of direct selling by utilities.
(12152)
233  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the outcome of the Research Council held in Brussels on 30th October was; what the Government's stance on each issue discussed, including its voting record was; and if she will make a statement.
(12018)
234  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason the Registered Design Regulations 2001 provide that registration of any representation or colourable imitation of any member of the Royal Family shall be refused registration under the Registered Designs Act 1949.
(11936)
235  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) claims were received in respect of respiratory disease, (b) interim and expedited awards were made in respect of respiratory disease broken down by (i) number and (ii) value, (c) claims were received in respect of vibration white finger and (d) interim and general damage awards were made in respect of vibration white finger by (A) number and (B) value, broken down by region.
(12065)
236  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims her Department has received in respect of respiratory disease; in respect of how many claims spirometry has been completed; in how many claims a medical assessment process has been started; and in how many claims a medical assessment process has been completed, in the last four years.
(12063)
237  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the British companies which are involved in oil and gas pipelines between the Caspian and Europe.
(11480)
238  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will review the advice given by his Department to British companies involved in oil extraction in Southern Sudan; and if she will make a statement.
(11154)
239  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts regarding the mandatory use of the OECD guidelines for multinational companies.
(11151)
240  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the British oil industry companies which operate in (a) Tajikistan, (b) Turkmenistan, (c) Uzbekistan, (d) Krygstan and (e) Kazakhstan.
(11481)
241  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will ask the Director General of Fair Trading to investigate possible restrictive agreements in the newspaper distribution industry; and if she will make a statement.
(11885)
242  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received on restrictive agreements in the newspaper distribution industry; and if she will make a statement.
(11767)
243  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has carried out of public opinion on (a) the building of a new motorway between the M25 and Chelmsford and (b) upgrading the A12 to a three lane route into East Anglia.
(11772)
244  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the recommmendation by its advisory body regarding proposals for a new motorway from the M25 to Chelmsford.
(11771)
245  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what application he has received from the Port of London Authority under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964 concerning changes to their Act and proposals for a statutory instrument; what correspondence he has received from objectors or potential objectors to the proposed statutory instrument; what steps he has taken to ensure that those most likely to be affected have been consulted; and if he will make a statement on his intentions.
(12168)
246  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12259)
247  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will increase the provision for flood defences in future SSA calculations for the East Riding of Yorkshire.
(11962)
248  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department held with the Treasury regarding the financial situation at Railtrack and his plans for the company prior to the announcement of the administration order.
(12151)
249  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which officials were involved in planning the press announcement by his Department of the Railtrack administration.
(12150)
250  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on government representation on the board of the successor company to Railtrack.
(12149)
251  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent estimate he has made of the value of domestic sprinkler systems in preventing deaths and injuries arising from domestic fires.
(11146)
252  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral Answer of 23rd October, Official Report, column 195, on documents relating to the Railway Administration Order of 7th October, if he will make a statement about the level of the proposed payments to Railtrack under the RenewCo scheme.
(11800)
253  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what criteria he will use to assess proposals put to him by the administrators to resolve the future of Railtrack plc.
(11801)
254  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what process he will assess the solution proposed by the administrators to resolve the future of Railtrack plc.
(11881)
255  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made in compiling a register of the assets of the railway system infrastructure.
(12048)
256  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many instances there have been of trains falling between rails that have spread apart in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.
(12047)
257  
N  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Government's action to support the aviation industry and communities dependent on airports.
(9582)
258  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the signals passed at danger at least three times by trains stating the number of times this has occurred; what action has been taken at each signal to prevent these signals being passed at danger; and what has been the annual cost of this action in the last six years.
(12265)
259  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish plans for extending fuel duty rebate to a wider range of community transport services; and what plans he has to include school bus transport within the rebate scheme.
(11624)
260  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many accidents involving private leisure craft were caused by the consumption of alcohol in the last five years.
(12262)
261  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will announce his decision on the proposed building of Terminal Five at Heathrow.
(11473)
262  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the aviation industry regarding the safety of residents living under flight paths into Heathrow Airport.
(11147)
263  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12258)
264  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in the financial years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99 (e) 1999-2000 and (f) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(12267)
265  
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 towards recompensing interviewees for their travelling expenses.
(11792)
266  
  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what means he plans to (a) monitor and (b) police employers, with 50 or fewer workers, who do not register to promote a stakeholder pension for their workforce.
(11994)
267  
  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals in each of the last 10 years have applied for a formal determination of their national insurance contributions by the Secretary of State.
(11995)
268  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Northavon, Official Report, 26th October, column 438W, on stakeholder pensions, what income range in pounds sterling per annum is the target group for stakeholder pensions.
(11622)
269  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of forgery of the standard acknowledgement letters issued to asylum seekers have been detected in the last 12 months; and what the value of benefits involved was.
(11743)
270  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he plans to extend the use of the application registration cards for asylum seekers to all benefit claimants.
(11741)
271  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the trends are in the export and import of goods in the current year; and if she will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (95566)
272  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money is being made available to support the initiative to reduce waiting lists through the funding of operations for UK citizens in other European countries.
[Transferred] (11662)
273  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will propose an amendment to the law to provide a definition of Royal Family for the purposes of Section 1(1)(c) of Schedule A1 of the Registered Designs Regulations 2001.
[Transferred] (11883)
274  
  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of expenditure in each of the last three financial years on NHS treatment of smoking-related illnesses.
[Transferred] (12165)
275  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action the Government is taking to bring to justice people who traffick in human beings; and in what such action it is participating on an EU-wide basis.
[Transferred] (12074)
276  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many heroin addicts are receiving their heroin from the NHS; and what percentage that represents of the estimated total of heroin addicts.
[Transferred] (12060)
277  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent work has been undertaken to assess the effects of bull bars on pedestrians in vehicle accidents.
[Transferred] (11986)
278  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to prohibit the practice of mortgage lenders charging their customers a fee should they move their mortgage to an alternative mortgage lender.
[Transferred] (11966)
279  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the annual cost of clearing up litter in the UK in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (11968)
280  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the cost to local authorities involved in storing refrigerators and deep-freezers awaiting recycling (a) by each local authority area and (b) in total.
[Transferred] (12032)
281  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) refrigerators and (b) deep-freezers local authorities will have to store in the years (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03, before they can be recycled.
[Transferred] (12034)
282  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the problem of illegal waste dumping; and what coordination there is with the National Assembly of Wales on controlling illegal waste dumping.
[Transferred] (12064)


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