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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 5 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 5 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.
 


 
MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER
1  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will refer to the Parliamentary Ombudsman the cases of those civil servants who took out additional voluntary contribution policies with the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1999 and 2000 under the Civil Service AVC Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(12824)
2  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants took out new additional voluntary contributions policies with the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1999 and 2000 under the Civil Service AVC scheme; and what advice he is giving them about possible redress for maladministration.
[R] (12825)
3  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his estimate is of the total lump sum cash payment received by the Civil Service pension schemes from transfers back into such schemes as a result of the outcome of private pension mis-selling; and if he will estimate the sums still to come.
(12655)
4  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12895)
5  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what representations the Commissioners have made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer about remission of VAT on repairs and conservation work to historic churches and chapels since 7th March.
(10057)
6  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to review the procedure for awarding the National Lottery operating licence.
(12983)
7  
  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications she has received for membership of the advisory committee on the selection of the European City of Culture 2008; how many of the applicants are resident in Wales; when she expects to announce the membership of the panel; and if she will make a statement.
(12848)
8  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many shops in England are licensed to sell lottery tickets; and how many of these have had a sales turnover in the last 12 months of less than £52,000.
(12763)
9  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will prevent lottery licences having a minimum sales requirement included as a condition of those licences.
(12761)
10  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to prevent retail lottery outlets being required to increase substantially their sales as a condition of renewal of their licences; and if she will make a statement.
(12762)
11  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many consultation documents were issued by her Department and its predecessors from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14 July and (d) 15th July to 14 October in each year from 1996.
(12899)
12  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the money from Sport England for the Wembley Stadium project will be repaid.
(13017)
13  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, where Sport England receives its revenue from.
(13016)
14  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Government money has been given to the Commonwealth Stadium in Manchester.
(13014)
15  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost is of the compensation for the proposed use of the Commonwealth Stadium in Manchester for the World Athletics Championships.
(13015)
16  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in improving the service provided by public libraries.
(10036)
17  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures she has taken to ensure that the mailing of households not recorded as holding television licences by the Television Licensing Authority is cost-effective.
(12662)
18  
N  
Dr John Pugh (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what figures she has collated on spending by local authorities in England on sport and recreation facilities since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(10026)
19  
  
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the Gaming Review.
(10494)
20  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will introduce legislative proposals to apply the provisions of section 186 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 to BBC Knowledge.
(12422)
21  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 816W, on the national stadium, if she will give details of the spending by Sport England on the development of the National Athletics Centre project, indicating how much of this expenditure is recoverable.
(12628)
22  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to introduce a medal for the Suez campaign; and if he will make a statement on how veterans of that conflict may be recognised for their contribution.
(12629)
23  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if depleted uranium has been used by (a) US and (b) British forces in Afghanistan.
(12694)
24  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12898)
25  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice his Department provides to UK servicemen to inform them of their rights under the Race Relations Act 1976 when working on sovereign bases overseas; and if he will make a copy available in the Library.
(12735)
26  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if it is possible for UK servicemen serving on sovereign bases overseas to bring a case against the Ministry of Defence under the Race Relations Act 1976.
(12758)
27  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 is applicable to service personnel serving on sovereign bases overseas.
(12733)
28  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what improvements are being made to overseas accommodation for armed forces personnel and their families.
(13008)
29  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what allowance he has made for using existing aircraft on the new aircraft carriers.
(13007)
30  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the pension paid is to (a) a retired Gurkha and (b) a similar ranking British ex-serviceman, in money terms and as a percentage.
(13013)
31  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to recruit from the Gibraltar regiment in order to offset the shortfall in armed forces personnel.
(13010)
32  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to celebrate 300 years of British rule in Gibraltar.
(13011)
33  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what improvements are being made to accommodation for armed forces personnel and their families in Gibraltar.
(13009)
34  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on how pensions are paid to retired Gurkhas.
(13012)
35  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the payments made to British armed forces servicemen and women who are engaged in theatres of operation; what assessments he has made of payments made to members of armed forces from other countries engaged similarly; and if he will make a statement.
(12458)
36  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set up a website giving a debt of honour register similar to that on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, to provide personal and service details and places of commemoration for those armed forces personnel who have served and died for their country since the Second World War.
(12666)
37  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Challenger II main battle tanks failed to complete Exercise Saif Sareea II because of mechanical or technical problems.
(11636)
38  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected life is of airfilters used in Challenger II main battle tanks in desert conditions.
(11638)
39  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the cost of converting Challenger II main battle tanks for desert conditions.
(11637)
40  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Chinooks were unserviceable during Saif Sareea; and for what period of time.
(11747)
41  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many advanced skills teachers there are in each local education authority; and if she will make a statement.
(12840)
42  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools there were in each local education authority in (a) 1996, (b) 1998 and (c) 2000; and how many there were in each specialty in 2000.
(12966)
43  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her written Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 714W, how many full-time equivalent teachers there were without qualified teacher status in maintained schools in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) those on the Graduate Teacher Programme, (b) those on the Registered Teacher Programme, (c) those on the Licensed Teacher Programme, (d) those on the Overseas Trained Teacher scheme, (e) instructors and (f) other teachers without QTS.
(12424)
44  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many overseas teachers employed in maintained schools are not covered by the Overseas Trained Teacher Scheme.
(12364)
45  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what minimum level of qualifications is required for teachers without qualified teacher status in maintained schools.
(12365)
46  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information her Department has on the movement in earnings for teachers in Inner London in each of the last three years, broken down into (a) earnings for (i) female and (ii) male teachers and (b) teachers in (A) primary and (B) secondary schools; and how these movements compare with (1) London as a whole and (2) England as a whole.
(12994)
47  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her policy on the provision of fast food and drinks machines in school corridors.
(12999)
48  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have (a) opened and (b) closed sixth forms since 1997.
(12403)
49  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to encourage more children to continue their education in (a) sixth form and (b) further education colleges.
(12404)
50  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will introduce legislation to deal with pupils who are violent and disruptive in the classroom and who threaten (a) teachers and (b) other classmates.
(12582)
51  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many consultation documents were issued by her Department and its predecessors from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12897)
52  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimates she has made of the cost of reintroducing a student maintenance grant; and at what levels.
(12744)
53  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 711W, on special educational needs, what written responses she has received since 23rd October about the further revision of the draft SEN code document.
(12967)
54  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many sixth-forms have closed since 1997.
(12973)
55  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on progress by the schools reorganisation programme in the London Borough of Merton towards its completion date of September 2002.
[R] (12748)
56  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students are in full-time studies in universities in England and Wales.
(12745)
57  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the forthcoming allocation of funds to Local Education Authorities for 2002-03 will be adjusted to reflect cost of living issues and teacher shortages in the South East.
(12743)
58  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the timetable for an announcement on the new proposals for higher education funding; if representatives of the National Union of Students are being consulted under the review; and whether the present system of tuition fees will be abolished.
(13000)
59  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils attained five or more GCSE passes at Grades A-C, by social class, in (a) grammar schools and (b) comprehensive schools in each of the past five years.
(11629)
60  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in each local authority which retains grammar schools, what proportion of children received free school meals (a) in that local authority as a whole, (b) in each grammar school within the authority and (c) in other secondary schools within the authority, at the latest date for which figures are available.
(11627)
61  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average points score at A level was for (a) pupils educated in local authorities which retain grammar schools, (b) pupils educated in local authorities which have no grammar schools and (c) the country as a whole, at the latest date for which figures are available.
(11634)
62  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in each LEA how many and what proportion of secondary school pupils received free school meals; how many pupils received free school meals and what proportion of the intake this represents at each specialist school within the LEA, at the latest date for which information is available.
(11628)
63  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils entered higher education at 18 (a) in authorities which retain grammar schools and (b) in authorities which are fully comprehensive, at the latest date for which figures are available.
(11630)
64  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people in the Borough of Bromley had individual learning accounts; how many account holders were the victims of fraud; and what plans there are to allow Beckenham account holders to complete the training plans they had begun.
(12697)
65  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the local education authorities which are (a) partly and (b) wholly run by private sector entities; which they are; and if she will make a statement.
(11487)
66  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of A level examination papers have been graded at grade A for each of the last 20 years; how many A level exams have been entered in each of these years; and if she will make a statement.
(11489)
67  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how may school children in England are judged to be illiterate in each age cohort; and if she will make a statement.
(11491)
68  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the 100 secondary schools with the worst GCSE examination results in England in order of their performance indicating in each case the responsible local education authority; and if she will make a statement.
(11483)
69  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total cost of performance-related pay is to date, divided between (a) payments to staff and (b) administration costs; how many teachers have received performance-related pay; how many teachers who applied for performance-related pay failed to meet the necessary criteria; and if she will make a statement.
(11486)
70  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to decentralise powers and funding from (a) national government to local government and (b) Local Education Authorities to schools; and if she will make a statement.
(11488)
71  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to abolish the AS level examination; what assessment she has made of the impact of the introduction of the AS level examination on pupils' involvement in non-curricular school activities; and if she will make a statement.
(11490)
72  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she has taken to reduce the administrative burdens on (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.
(11482)
73  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to give headteachers greater control over the allocation of performance related pay in their own schools; and if she will make a statement.
(11484)
74  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the role (a) the private sector and (b) the not for profit sector can play in the running of (i) English schools and (ii) English local education authorities; and if she will make a statement.
(11485)
75  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which school grounds in Sussex have been sold since May 1997.
(12596)
76  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, to whom indicative budgets for individual school sixth forms in Worcestershire have been made available; and if she will publish them by 5th November.
(12459)
77  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local authorities are receiving grants from the Music Standards Fund to provide instrumental tuition for pupils.
(10045)
78  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to bring further education lecturers' pay into line with that of teachers; and if she will make a statement.
(12964)
79  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research she has evaluated into the effects of part-time lecturers' employment on support offered to students at further education colleges; and if she will make a statement.
(12963)
80  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to discourage the practice of employing lecturers on a part-time basis in further education colleges; and if she will make a statement.
(12965)
81  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the publications provided by her Department and the National Centre for Literacy and Numeracy where charges will be levied on schools for the making of (a) overhead transparencies and (b) enlarged copies; and if she will state the level of income received from schools as a result.
(13020)
82  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to consult (a) the farming community, (b) conservation groups and (c) the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on the Animal Health Bill.
(12346)
83  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the part played by the resistance by farmers to the slaughter of their stock in the spread of the foot and mouth outbreak.
(12421)
84  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she intends the slaughter provisions in the Animal Welfare Bill to apply to pet animals.
(12412)
85  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from the farming community that officials acting for her Department be given (a) greater powers to enter farm property and (b) wider scope for ordering the slaughter of farm animals.
(12345)
86  
N  
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to claim further agrimonetary compensation.
(12419)
87  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will meet representatives of Bee Diseases Insurance Limited to discuss measures to control bee diseases.
(12757)
88  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding is available to farmers to diversify into tourism outside Objective 1 areas.
(13019)
89  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further measures are being implemented to check against possible contamination of imported foods.
(13018)
90  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses were received to the Government's consultation on the proposed EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings; and how many of these responses welcomed the proposal.
(12756)
91  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the insurance industry about compulsory third party cover for jet-skis operated in coastal waters.
(12594)
92  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts about the regulation of jet-skis operated in coastal waters.
(12595)
93  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government has taken to reduce the risk of flooding to one in a 100 in high risk areas.
(13006)
94  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government has taken to improve the state of drains and sewers to cope with long-term flooding.
(13005)
95  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many on-the-spot fines were levied for litter offences in England in (a) 1997 and (b) the last year for which figures are available.
(12418)
96  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the income of the United Kingdom Agriculture industry was that derived from (a) EU Common Agricultural Policy funds, including intervention sales, (b) UK funds and product sales, and (c) other sources, expressed in (i) cash and (ii) percentage terms, in the last 12 months.
(12881)
97  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of hill farmers in England who have second jobs outside farming; and if she will make a statement.
(12698)
98  
N  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the question tabled by the honourable Member for Argyll and Bute on 16th October, ref. 8638.
(12657)
99  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what investigation she has made into the operation of the Single Occupancy Movement Licences scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(12347)
100  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the compensation payable to farmers for livestock they have been unable to move in the OTMS scheme due to movement restrictions; and if she will make a statement.
(12353)
101  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what investigations she has carried out into her Department's Animal Health Division with respect to the delay in the granting of movement licences; and if she will make a statement.
(12349)
102  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to encourage a broader availability of stewardship schemes under the modulation and environmental subsidies scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(12358)
103  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with EU ministers about a replacement to the agrimoney compensation scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(12357)
104  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will increase veterinary resources in the South West to help against the spreading of TB; and if she will make a statement.
(12355)
105  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase rendering capacity; and if she will make a statement.
(12351)
106  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the statutory rights of utilities; and if she will make a statement.
(12362)
107  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make provision to compensate for the cleansing and disinfecting costs involved in animal movement; and if she will make a statement.
(12348)
108  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects testing for TB to resume in Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(12354)
109  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial assistance she makes available for livestock movements; and if she will make a statement.
(12350)
110  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the number of inspectors at ports to detect contaminated food; and if she will make a statement.
(12360)
111  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the funding for Business Link schemes for three-day consultancy for farmers; and if she will make a statement.
(12361)
112  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to claim agrimoney compensation from the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(12356)
113  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of animals over 30 months old which have not been transported owing to movement restrictions; and if she will make a statement.
(12352)
114  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from the Environment Agency regarding flood (a) prevention and (b) defences.
(12884)
115  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much private money was spent in the last four years on flood defences and flood prevention.
(13021)
116  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much public funds were spent, broken down by local authorities, agencies and other relevant organisations on flood defences and flood prevention in the last four years; how much public spending on flood defences/prevention is planned for the next two years; and how much additional money she promised in 2001 for flood defences and flood prevention on top of that pledged in the last spending review.
(13102)
117  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Environment Agency has made with respect to the building of homes at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.
(12891)
118  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much public money was spent on flood (a) defences and (b) prevention measures in the last 12 months, broke down by (i) county, (ii) local authority and (iii) in London.
(12886)
119  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much public money has been spent on flood warning systems in the last 12 months.
(12887)
120  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on flood (a) warning and (b) prevention arrangements.
(12885)
121  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to encourage environmentally friendly disposal of domestic refrigerators; and if she will make a statement.
(11664)
122  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many infected premises in Powys in the foot and mouth outbreak samples from animals diagnosed as having foot and mouth disease were taken and tested in a laboratory for foot and mouth disease virus or antibodies; how many of those samples proved positive; and, where samples were not taken, what were the reasons for samples not being collected.
(12759)
123  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on when hunting will recommence in Wales following the foot and mouth outbreak.
(12838)
124  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received against the recommencement of hunting following the foot and mouth outbreak.
(12837)
125  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what risk assessments have been completed on the recommencement of fox control in Wales following the foot and mouth outbreak; and if she will place copies of the risk assessments in the Library.
(12839)
126  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many infected premises were identified in Powys in the foot and mouth outbreak.
[R] (12834)
127  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals were culled in Powys during the foot and mouth outbreak.
[R] (12836)
128  
  
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contiguous culls were started more than 48 hours after samples had been collected from infected animals on the continguous infected premise in Powys in the foot and mouth outbreak.
[R] (12835)
129  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to publish scientific advice to Ministers relating to BSE and scrapie.
(12798)
130  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the volume of (a) food imports and (b) agricultural imports into the United Kingdom in the last three years.
(12809)
131  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers participate in farm woodland schemes.
(12806)
132  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the area of farmed land subject to countryside stewardship schemes.
(12810)
133  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will provide aid for the English fishing industry in similar terms to that operated in Scotland.
(12811)
134  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary was informed of (a) missing equipment and (b) the suspension of staff from her Department's Regional Office at Exeter.
(12829)
135  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the principal changes her Department is seeking on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
(12812)
136  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the total financial support from public funds for (a) United Kingdom and (b) English agriculture (i) directly and (ii) indirectly in each year since 1990-91.
(12808)
137  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the future viability of local authorities' tenanted farms.
(12807)
138  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the complement of staff working at her Department's regional office at Exeter was on (a) 1st November 2001 and (b) 1st August 2001.
(12826)
139  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the items discovered missing from her Department's regional office at Exeter; what data is contained on the equipment; and to what the data on the equipment related.
(12830)
140  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons staff have been suspended from their posts at her Department's regional office at Exeter on 1st November; whether these suspensions are on a permanent or temporary basis; and if she will state the seniority and role of the members of staff involved.
(12827)
141  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in central and eastern Europe concerning the effect of enlargement of the European Union on agriculture in the United Kingdom.
(12805)
142  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date she was informed of (a) missing equipment and (b) the suspension of personnel at her Department's regional office at Exeter; and on what date the equipment was first found to be missing.
(12828)
143  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will conduct an inquiry into Southern Water Services Ltd supplies to Fulston Manor and Highsted grammar schools since November 1999.
(12423)
144  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the current level of Treasury research into whether the United Kingdom has passed the five economic tests for membership of the Euro zone; who will undertake the final tests; and how long the analysis will take.
(13022)
145  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what requests were submitted to the Treasury from the MOD for funds for equipment upgrade for desert conditions relating to exercises in Oman; and if he will make a statement.
(12970)
146  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the effect of the Draft Protocol to the 2000 Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters between the member states of the European Union (10076/01; Council) and UK banks; and for what reason Article 50 of the Schengen Convention is repealed thereby.
(13001)
147  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Pericles programme will cover euro counterfeiting in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(12971)
148  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is the assessment of his Department that the United Kingdom qualifies for membership of the Euro zone.
(13023)
149  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd July, Official Report, column 127W, on care homes, what steps his Department has taken to challenge the decision of the London VAT Tribunal.
(12162)
150  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimate is of the cost of the Penrose Inquiry in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(12842)
151  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will instruct the Personal Investment Authority Ombudsman to resume investigation of complaints from policyholders of the Equitable Life Assurance Society; and if he will make a statement.
(12846)
152  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he approved the terms and references of the FSA review of the regulation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
(12821)
153  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice was given to the Financial Services Authority about the Equitable Life Assurance Society; and when the FSA was given responsibility for the regulation of Equitable Life under the service level agreement dated 18th December 1998.
(12822)
154  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Bee Diseases Insurance Limited will be exempted from levy under the Policyholders Proection Act 1975; and if he will make a statement.
(12760)
155  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy that penalties imposed by the FSA on insurance companies for mis-selling should be a charge to shareholders and not to with profits funds; and if he will make a statement.
(12843)
156  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action he took in (a) 1999 and (b) 2000 to assess whether the Financial Services Authority was in compliance with the service level agreement concluded on 18th December 1998.
(12818)
157  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the Treasury are involved in supervising the service level agreement with the Financial Services Authority, dated 18th December 1998.
(12819)
158  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money was raised by the Inland Revenue in 2000-01 from penalties imposed for late returns by tax payers of self assessment forms; and what is the estimate for 2001-02.
(12844)
159  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons Mr Ronnie Baird and his team have no access to documents held by Equitable Life or its advisers in preparation of the FSA report on the review of the regulation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
(12820)
160  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money was raised by Customs and Excises in 2000-01 from penalties imposed upon VAT-registered traders for late returns of VAT forms; and what is the estimate for 2001-02.
(12845)
161  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to public funds was of the review by the FSA of its role in the regulation of Equitable Life.
(12823)
162  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comments the Treasury made to the Remuneration Committee of the FSA on the reputation of the FSA after consultation, prior to the decision of the FSA to reduce the Chairman's bonus in January.
(12847)
163  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed on the Penrose Inquiry (a) full-time and (b) part-time.
(12841)
164  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in the Inland Revenue were devoted to (a) tax evasion in general and (b) offshore and international tax evasion in each year since 1996; and what his estimate is for 2001 and his plans for 2002.
(12652)
165  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the balance of the National Insurance Fund was (a) in total and (b) above the Government Actuary's recommended margin (i) in April 2000 and (ii) in April 2001; and what is the forecast on the basis of plans for April 2002.
(12651)
166  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when, and for what reason, he suspended the publication of job vacancy statistics; and when he expects to resume publication of such statistics.
(12656)
167  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were (a) employed in Customs and Excise investigation and fraud teams and (b) engaged in counter-smuggling activities in each year since 1996; and what his estimate is for 2001 and plans for 2002.
(12653)
168  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the 65 per cent. indicative targets for diverting landfill tax credits towards sustainable waste management are mandatory; and if he will make a statement.
(12984)
169  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisations and individuals he has (a) already consulted and (b) plans to consult on the future of landfill tax credit; and when the consultations took place.
(12982)
170  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to make an announcement on the future of landfill tax credit.
(12981)
171  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the performance of organisations seeking to divert 65 per cent. of landfill tax credits towards sustainable waste management projects will be measured.
(12985)
172  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 30th October, Official Report, column 625W, on the working families tax credit, how many applications have been selected for further inquiry.
(12668)
173  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12894)
174  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what circumstances he will provide security for the debt of a company limited by guarantee.
(12739)
175  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what in real terms was the tax burden in (a) 1997-98 and (b) the most recent year for which information is available on the lowest quintile of equivalised disposable income.
(12799)
176  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of fuel duty changes since May 1997 on the tax burden on families in the lowest income quintile; and if he will make a statement.
(12800)
177  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) discussions he has had with and (b) representations he has received from the Social Exclusion Unit regarding the tax burden on families in the lowest income quintile.
(12801)
178  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on financial exclusion among persons in the lowest income quintile resulting from sub-post office closures in (a) inner-city and (b) rural areas in the past four years.
(12803)
179  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition of the economic cycle he employs for the purpose of calculating the cyclically-adjusted budget surplus or deficit; what his assessment is of the typical lengths of an economic cycle; and what assessment he has made of the (a) start and (b) end date of the last economic cycle.
(12869)
180  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of problems that recipients of the tax credit system have in understanding the system; and what steps he will take to ensure that further reforms to the system are easily comprehensible to intended recipients in the lower earning quintiles.
(12802)
181  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the impact on (a) Government expenditure and (b) tax revenues of a 0.1 per cent. change in the economy's rate of growth (i) in the year in which that change is experienced and (ii) in subsequent years.
(12868)
182  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Bonham and Brooks charged by way of (a) cancellation and (b) otherwise in respect of the withdrawal from their auction of 30th November of certain items of Privy Council silver.
(12867)
183  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are being taken to help improve manufacturing employment and the share of GDP produced by the manufacturing sector.
(13002)
184  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what legal basis Customs and Excise sell the impounded vehicles of individuals who have used them to breach their personal allowances for the importation of tobacco and alcohol.
(12195)
185  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) bankruptcy orders and (b) winding-up orders were granted to HM Customs and Excise in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 to date.
(11635)
186  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many searches of premises were conducted by HM Customs and Excise (a) by consent, (b) by warrant and (c) by writ of assistance in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 to date.
(11168)
187  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were detained after arrest by HM Customs and Excise in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date; and how many such people were subsequently (i) charged, (ii) released on payment of a compound settlement and (iii) released for other reasons.
(11170)
188  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of offences concerning excise duties in the single market how many people were sentenced; what were the total of sentences passed, broken down by months; what the total sum of (a) court fines and costs and (b) compound settlements was; how many vehicles were seized; and how much was paid for restoration in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 to date.
(11172)
189  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) bankruptcy petitions and (b) winding-up petitions were issued by HM Customs and Excise in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date.
(11175)
190  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were searched by HM Customs and Excise officers under section 164 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date.
(11176)
191  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of strategic exports to (a) strategic and (b) other destinations were detected by HM Customs and Excise in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 to date.
(11163)
192  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of exports involving breaches of UN sanctions were detected by Customs and Excise in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date.
(11164)
193  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made since 11th September of the priority given by HM Customs and Excise to detecting notifiable import and export irregularities.
(11165)
194  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the target of HM Customs and Excise is for detecting notifiable export irregularities.
(11166)
195  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many and in what percentage of searches of premises by HM Customs and Excise were (a) smuggled goods and (b) other evidence relating to an offence were discovered in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 to date.
(11167)
196  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions were brought by HM Customs and Excise in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date in cases where the offence is registrable under the Sex Offenders Act 1997.
(11169)
197  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were kept in Customs detention for more than 24 hours in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date; and how many people in each year were subsequently released without charge.
(11171)
198  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases were taken to court for Common Agricultural Policy export refund offences and irregularities levied by the Intervention Board as a result of Customs detections; what was the total overclaim value of those cases; and what was the total sum of penalties awarded in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 to date.
(11173)
199  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the statutory instruments affecting the working of HM Customs and Excise that have come into force since 31st March 1999.
(11174)
200  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many searches of persons carried out by Customs and Excise officers related to (a) drugs, (b) revenue goods and (c) other prohibited or restricted goods in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 to date; and what percentages of the number of searches conducted this represented in each case.
(11197)
201  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Department of Trade and Industry and (b) Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions concerning 3G mobile phone licences.
(12405)
202  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answers of 25th October, Official Report, column 375W, and 30th October, Official Report, column 62, on brownfield sites, what information he has (a) collated and (b) published on the take-up of the tax credit for clearing and developing brownfield sites.
(12414)
203  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on HM Customs and Excise proposals to employ staff in mobile anti-smuggling squads; and what assessment he has made of the impact this proposal will have on the port of Poole.
(12546)
204  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact the introduction of the climate change levy has had on the net tax paid by (a) manufacturing industry and (b) the service sector.
(12817)
205  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to introduce the Individual Pension Account.
(12450)
206  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the FRS17 Regulations on portfolio decisions of pension fund managers; and if he will make a statement.
(12451)
207  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in Sulawesi, Indonesia, with particular reference to attacks on the Christian minority by Muslim extremists.
(12246)
208  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further discussions he plans to have with the Indonesian authorities on the subject of inter-religious violence.
(12247)
209  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12896)
210  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's briefing of 30th October on the future of Gibraltar.
(12961)
211  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy relating to the sovereignty of Gibraltar.
(12831)
212  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements were made for discussions with representatives of (a) government, (b) industrial, (c) commercial and (d) other organisations during his visit to South and Central America.
(12880)
213  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 29th October, Official Report, column 559W, on the community care services special grant, if he will list the sources of the money allocated by his Department which previously were not earmarked for social services.
(12094)
214  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been paid to local authorities in 2001-02 under the partnership grant; and how much is allocated for 2002-03.
(12363)
215  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accountants there are in the planned establishment for the inspection function of the National Care Standards Commission; and how many have been recruited.
(12342)
216  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds his Department allocated to local authorities for the uprating of the capital limit for residential care.
(11676)
217  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 18th October, Official Report, column 1329W, on nursing care, (a) how many assessments had been completed by 31st October and (b) how many of these assessments were conducted face to face.
(12415)
218  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much each (a) primary care trust and (b) health authority paid in respect of free nursing care up to 31st October; and how many nursing home residents were placed in each registered nursing care contribution band.
(12341)
219  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1042W, concerning the report, Removing Barriers, which of the report's recommendations were acted upon and with what result.
(11957)
220  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 18th October, Official Report, column 1329W, on nursing care, if he will place in the Library a copy of the background papers concerning the testing of the registered nursing care contribution tool.
(12416)
221  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many hours of nursing care will be funded from each of the registered nursing care contribution bands.
(12343)
222  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 18th October, Official Report, column 1329W, on nursing care, how many nurses had completed the training in the use of the tool by 31st October; how many nurses have been designated to undertake assessments; and of these, how many were in post by 31st October.
(12417)
223  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received concerning the ending of the transition period for entry of non-consultant career grades to the specialist register; and if he will make a statement.
(12623)
224  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representation he has received on behalf of associate specialists within the National Health Service in relation to their inclusion on the specialist register.
(12624)
225  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost per hospital meal is (a) before and (b) after the implementation of the Government's Better Hospital Food Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(12765)
226  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will state the total lump sum cash payment received by the NHS Pension Agency from transfers back into the scheme as a result of the outcome of private pensions mis-selling; and if he will estimate the sums still to be received.
(12654)
227  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what long-term measures there are to encourage midwives to return to work in the NHS apart from the existing one-off incentive payment; and under what circumstances they would be eligible to receive assistance with childcare.
(12402)
228  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for clinical negligence against the NHS which went to trial were successful; and of these how many were (a) legal aid cases and (b) pursued on a no win no fee basis, for the latest year for which figures are available.
(11950)
229  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost was to the NHS of clinical negligence cases in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and in each year what was the proportion paid in legal fees.
(11953)
230  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for clinical negligence against the NHS went to trial; and of these how many were (a) legal aid cases and (b) pursued on a no win no fee basis for the latest year, for which figures are available.
(11949)
231  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest estimate is of the annual cost to the NHS of a no fault compensation scheme for clinical negligence.
(11954)
232  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for clinical negligence were (a) made against the NHS and (b) settled out of court; of these how many were (i) legal aid cases and (ii) pursued on a no win no fee basis; how many went to trial; and of these how many were legal aid cases in the latest year for which figures are available.
(11948)
233  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many claims for clinical negligence were made against the NHS in each of the last five years, for which figures are available.
(11951)
234  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance he has given to local councils on the treatment of dry rot and on which chemicals are permitted for its treatment.
(12893)
235  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12902)
236  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the mechanism by which patients will be able to participate in the extended clinical trials of the Beta Interferon drug.
(12344)
237  
  
Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make photodynamic therapy for lung cancer sufferers available throughout the NHS.
(12669)
238  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in negotiations regarding the draft EU Food Supplements Directive in protecting the interests of the UK health food industry.
(12753)
239  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters to him dated 6th August and 25th September from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr S. Holden.
(12671)
240  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets he has for the proportion of babies born by caesarean section.
(12606)
241  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tonsil operations have been cancelled in the last 12 months; how many patients are waiting for tonsil operations; what the average waiting time is for tonsil operations; if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of single-use tonsillectomy instruments in the NHS; and what supplies of single-use tonsillectomy instruments are held by the NHS and how widely they are distributed.
(12601)
242  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the level of spending against their drugs budget by (a) PCTs and (b) health authorities this year.
(12598)
243  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account he will be taking of the level of spending against their drugs budgets by (a) PCTs and (b) health authorities this year when determining budgets for next year.
(12599)
244  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on giving priority to NHS patients over private health policy holders for operations in NHS hospitals.
(12605)
245  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the number of general practitioners who have come forward to act as general practitioner appraisers.
(12597)
246  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the suicide rate was amongst NHS doctors in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(12600)
247  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which professional and representative medical bodies he has consulted concerning the practicalities and consequences of NHS patients receiving treatment in other EU member states; what (a) legislative and (b) regulatory changes are necessary to allow such treatment; what EU legislation governs such arrangements and what duties it imposes; and if he will make a statement on the judgement of the European Court of Justice.
(12882)
248  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average accident and emergency department waiting times were (a) at the Royal United Hospital Bath, (b) in the UK and (c) in each region in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(12857)
249  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to satisfy the health needs of asylum seekers.
(12861)
250  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the trends in waiting times for MRI scans at the Royal United Hospital Bath in the last 12 months.
(12855)
251  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the efficiency with which patient records are handled in accident and emegency departments.
(12860)
252  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has taken to prepare hospitals to deal with civilian casualties from an attack with biological agents.
(12858)
253  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of NHS dentistry in Wiltshire.
(12854)
254  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measure she is taking to assess the efficacy of the breast screening programme.
(12863)
255  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on trends in waiting times for (a) orthopaedic out patient appointments and (b) orthopaedic operations at the Royal United Hospital Bath in the last 12 months.
(12856)
256  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has sufficient stockpiles of vaccines, anti-toxin and antibiotics to protect the civilan population in the event of attack by susceptible biological agents; and if he would make a statement.
(12859)
257  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of nurse practitioners in accident and emergency departments.
(12862)
258  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was (a) the original tender price, (b) final cost, (c) projected time for construction and (d) actual time for construction for each of the last 20 new build hospital schemes under traditional public sector funding.
(12250)
259  
N  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what Government bodies and agencies deal with matters referred to in the Chief Medical Officer's Advice of January relating to The Removal, Retention and Use of Human Organs and Tissue from Post-mortem Examination; what work has been undertaken by them; and what further work remains for them to do.
(12373)
260  
N  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has undertaken on international practice relating to the removal, retention and use of human organs and tissue; and if he will make a statement.
(12372)
261  
N  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent study he has made of the psychological aspects of the removal and retention of human organs and tissue; what further work he plans; and how such work will be carried out.
(12371)
262  
N  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he proposes to take to put into practice the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer in respect of the removal, retention and use of human organs and tissue.
(12370)
263  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, within which statutory format the proposed strategic health authorities will operate from April 2002.
(12367)
264  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to initiate further trials into the effectiveness of beta interferon; and if he will make a statement.
(12366)
265  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason his Department will not accept strategic outline cases for future hospital projects; and if he will make a statement.
(12369)
266  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the proportion of the administrative budget of Avon Health that will be transferred to (a) primary care trusts, (b) the Strategic Health Authority and (c) the Regional Government Office from April 2002.
(12368)
267  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the work of chemist inspection officers in police forces.
(12814)
268  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been in the county of Essex for (a) serious motoring offences and (b) speeding by motor vehicles in (i) each full year since 1994 and (ii) the nine months to September 2001.
(12007)
269  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th October, Official Report, column 615W, on Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre, how many contractors' personnel there are, broken down by occupation.
(12627)
270  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th October, Official Report, column 615W, on Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre, how many of his Department's personnel are employed at the centre, broken down by occupation; and what were their respective dates of first employment at the centre.
(12626)
271  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th October, Official Report, column 615W, on Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre, how many detainees are expected at the centre in (a) the first month, (b) the second month and (c) subsequently for the next four months; and if he will make a statement.
(12625)
272  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much additional funding has been made available to the Metropolitan Police Authority to finance the additional security duties of the Metropolitan Police in the capital following events of 11th September.
(12413)
273  
N  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are applied when deciding whether an unsuccessful applicant for political asylum should be granted exceptional leave to remain; and how many people have been granted such exceptional leave since June 1997.
(12455)
274  
N  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for political asylum came from people who have already been living in the United Kingdom for at least six months.
(12456)
275  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for the (a) offer and (b) taking of bribes have been brought under (i) the Prevention of Corruption Acts and (ii) common law in each year since 1997.
(12650)
276  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the (a) size and (b) caseload of the National Criminal Intelligence Service and its predecessor bodies in each year since 1997.
(12649)
277  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were made under the Regularisation Scheme for Overstayers; how many applicants have had their cases decided; and how many cases are (a) under consideration and (b) awaiting action.
(12870)
278  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many caseworkers in the Intergrated Casework Directorate are engaged in considering applications under the Regularisation Scheme for Overstayers; and if he has set a target date for the completion of consideration of applications under the scheme.
(12804)
279  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answers of 31st October to the honourable Member for Crosby (refs. 9417, 9418 and 9419), when he will provide a substantive reply.
(12547)
280  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact on the criminal injuries compensation scheme of the decision in R v CICAP ex parte August and ex parte Brown; and if he will make a statement.
(12969)
281  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress in bringing forward proposals for a new offence of (a) corporate manslaughter and (b) corporate killing.
(12736)
282  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12901)
283  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hours per week on average have been spent on education courses by those serving custodial sentences of compulsory school age in each year since 1995.
(11632)
284  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners were identified as suffering from clinical depression at the latest date for which figures are available.
(11626)
285  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prison inmates were assessed as having literacy and numeracy skills below level 2 at the latest date for which figures are available.
(11625)
286  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to (a) collect and (b) publish data on the average time spent in prison education classes by prisoners in private sector prisons.
(11633)
287  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the number of prisoners in each of Her Majesty's prisons with special educational needs.
(11631)
288  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent consultations he has had regarding reducing penalties in youth courts for (a) criminal damage (b) shoplifting and (c) offences involving airguns.
(12585)
289  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement regarding the tariff of penalties in youth courts for criminal damage offences.
(12586)
290  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on dealing with British citizens apprehended in Afghanistan taking arms against British military personnel, on their return to the UK.
(12602)
291  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Judicial Studies Board with regard to downgrading penalties issued by magistrates for low seriousness offences.
(12584)
292  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts about dealing with European nationals apprehended in Afghanistan taking arms against British military personnel.
(12603)
293  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to propose amendments to the law in respect of serious charges involving joint enterprise.
(12587)
294  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have taken place (a) for acts intended or likely to stir up racial hatred under sections 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 of the Public Order Act 1986 and (b) under the Race Relations Act 1976; how many convictions resulted; and what were the (i) minimum and (ii) maximum sentences imposed.
(12659)
295  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers within the City of London there were (a) in May 1997 and (b) for the latest month for which figures are available.
(12406)
296  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables there were in the (a) City of London and (b) Metropolitan Police area in (i) May 1997 based on old police area boundaries and (ii) for the latest month for which figures are available, based on current boundaries.
(12407)
297  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were convicted of fly-tipping in England in each year since 1997.
(12409)
298  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables there were in the (a) City of London and (b) Metropolitan Police area in (i) May 1997 and (ii) for the latest month for which figures are available based on current police area boundaries.
(12408)
299  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the administrative costs of the policy of dispersing asylum seekers were.
(12872)
300  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy on national identity cards is; and if he will make a statement.
(12873)
301  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Passport Agency has conducted a feasibility study into a national identity card system; what it cost; and if he will make a statement.
(12874)
302  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the administrative costs of the introduction of the voucher scheme for asylum seekers were.
(12871)
303  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received about the award of a Golden Jubilee Medal to police; and if he will make a statement.
(12665)
304  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce the conclusions of his review of his decision not to award the Golden Jubilee Medal to the police; and if he will make a statement.
(12667)
305  
  
Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will receive a determination on applications M 1103515 and M 1103516 from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(12663)
306  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Kingston upon Hull North, 3rd July, Official Report, column 100W, on asylum seekers, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase between 1999 and 2000 of refusal of asylum applications on the basis of non-compliance.
(11974)
307  
N  
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress is being made in the Government's target to reduce the number of people worldwide living in extreme poverty by 2015.
(12420)
308  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many consultation documents were issued by her Department and its predecessor office from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12900)
309  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will meet representatives of Save the Children to consider what action can be taken by the Government to re-unite separated children with their families in the Afghanistan area.
(12696)
310  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list her Department's spending in Sierra Leone in the last 12 months.
(12905)
311  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her policy on TRIPS.
(12903)
312  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what she is doing to ensure that refugee camps in Pakistan comply with internationally agreed standards.
(12906)
313  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the standards in the refugee camps in Pakistan.
(12907)
314  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what non-governmental organisations and charities her Department supports in Sierra Leone.
(12904)
315  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the incorporation into UK legislation of the OECD convention on bribery and corruption.
(12909)
316  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whom she met and what discussions she had during her recent visit to Pakistan.
(12908)
317  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) men and (b) women appointees to the judiciary in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001 were solicitors at the time of their appointment.
(12849)
318  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) men and (b) women appointees to the judiciary in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001 were Queen's counsel at the time of their appointment.
(12865)
319  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) men and (b) women appointees to the judiciary in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001 were single parents at the time of their appointment.
(12851)
320  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to put in place cre®che facilities associated with the courts with the aim of encouraging younger women with children to apply for appointment to the judiciary; and what other plans he has to offer such encouragement.
(12852)
321  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) women and (b) men appointed to the judiciary in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000 had previously taken an employment break in order to care for children.
(12850)
322  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the figures for women and men barristers who were judicial appointees at each level of the courts in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001 reflect the proportion of women and men called to the Bar between 10 and 15 years earlier.
(12853)
323  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the average ages were of (a) women and (b) men appointees to the full-time Crown Court judiciary in the last 12 months.
(12864)
324  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a further statement on progress of the Home Office Working Group on Gender Allocation.
(11802)
325  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he plans to issue his consultation paper on the funding for representation at inquests; and if he will make a statement.
(12738)
326  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Legal Service Commission will publish its guidance on the circumstances in which legal aid funding may be made available for representation at inquests; and if he will make a statement.
(12737)
327  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, how many applications for legal aid in claims for clinical negligence against the NHS were (a) accepted and (b) rejected.
(11956)
328  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the cost, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, of legal aid in claims for clinical negligence against the NHS.
(11955)
329  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many court cases in magistrates' courts have been abandoned in each of the last five years owing to non-appearance of (a) witnesses and (b) police witnesses.
(12604)
330  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many and what proportion of applications for leave to apply for judicial review were (a) heard in court and (b) upheld in the last year for which data is available; and if he will make a statement.
(12672)
331  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12879)
332  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures will be taken in response to the European Court of Human Rights decision in favour of Francis Devlin on 30th October; what compensation he will pay to Mr Devlin; how many cases contesting procedures relating to national security exemption certificates are outstanding; and what steps will be taken to settle those cases prior to any court hearing in Strasbourg.
(12991)
333  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the serious violent incidents attributed to (a) the IRA and proscribed Republican groups and (b) proscribed Loyalist terrorist groups over the past 30 years, indicating in each case the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) number of casualties and (iv) estimated cost of the damage.
(12622)
334  
N  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he and other Ministers had with the Vice President of China about the position of Tibet during his recent visit; and if he will make a statement.
(12196)
335  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the holdings of anthrax by the Iraqi government, with special reference to the particular strains held.
(12583)
336  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many consultation documents were issued by her Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12877)
337  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish a regulatory impact assessment of the effect on holiday caravan parks of the proposal by OFGEM to change the arrangements under which caravan parks can pass on electricity charges to their customers.
[R] (12764)
338  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidance and training has been given to trading standards officers to enable them to implement STOP NOW orders; and if she will make a statement.
(12989)
339  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many STOP NOW orders have been issued since June; and if she will make a statement.
(12987)
340  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what extra resources have been given to local authorities to enable trading standards departments to implement STOP NOW orders; and if she will make a statement.
(12988)
341  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on cross-border co-operation on broadband capacity purchasing from (a) Cumbria, (b) the Scottish Borders and (c) Dumfries and Galloway; and if she will make a statement.
(12315)
342  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many consultation documents were issued by her Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12875)
343  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her policy is on the application of the End of Vehicle Life Directive to manufacturers whose market share has grown significantly since the introduction of those vehicles which will be affected by the Directive after itsintroduction.
(12742)
344  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in what circumstances a butcher's shop could be liable for payments under the climate change levy.
(12746)
345  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much funding has been made available to start small businesses in Chorley in each of the last five years.
(12990)
346  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what quantity of coal was consumed in the UK in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(12755)
347  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the (a) Treasury and (b) Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions concerning 3G mobile phone licences.
(12411)
348  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimates her Department has made of the increase in demand for mobile phone masts that will result from the implementation of 3G technology; and if she will make a statement.
(12410)
349  
N  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action her Department is taking to ensure that fireworks are not sold to those under the age of 18 years.
(12374)
350  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce a retailer code of practice; and if she will make a statement.
(12359)
351  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to publish the findings of the Work and Parents Taskforce.
(12248)
352  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the (a) Combined Heat and Power Association, (b) British Association for Biofuels and Oils, (c) British Photovoltanic Association, (d) British Hydropower Association and (e) Solar Trade Association Limited regarding the impact of NETA; and if she will make a statement.
(12673)
353  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the British Wind Energy Association regarding the impact of NETA on trading in renewable energy; and if she will make a statement.
(12660)
354  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent meetings she has had with the Regulator to discuss the impact of NETA on (a) the CHP sector and (b) the renewable sources of energy sector; and if she will make a statement.
(12661)
355  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will take steps to introduce electricity distribution charging arrangements which (a) reduce the capital cost of connecting new embedded generators to the distribution network and (b) encourage lower network losses and reduced costs of network investments relating to embedded generators.
(12734)
356  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will take steps to encourage companies to provide a consolidation service within NETA for small generators; and if she will make a statement.
(12732)
357  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact the (a) aggregates tax and (b) climate change levy have had on the competitiveness of the British glass industry; and what support she is giving to the industry to assist with related increases in business costs.
(12813)
358  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in reviewing arrangements to refine the way the Aggregates Tax Fund works.
(12815)
359  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in setting up a greenhouse gases emissions trading scheme.
(12816)
360  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she is taking to improve directors' awareness of their corporate insolvency liabilities.
(12980)
361  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what external validation (a) will be and (b) has been applied to the use of New Earnings Survey statistical data used for distribution of the area cost adjustment for 2002-03.
(12998)
362  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he (a) will take and (b) has taken to ensure that small sample sizes in the New Earnings Survey data used for distribution of the area cost adjustment for 2002-03 are within acceptable statistical confidence limits.
(12997)
363  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what criteria he uses to assess the acceptability of statistical confidence limits for data used for distribution of the area cost adjustment for 2002-03.
(12996)
364  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with the Office for National Statistics about the use of the New Earnings Survey in the calculation of the area cost adjustment for 2002-03.
(12995)
365  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the amended version of the Powershift Register to incorporate the extension of the LPG conversion grant scheme to include vehicles up to five years old; and if he will make a statement.
(12093)
366  
  
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 implications of the judgment in the case of Kane v New Forest DC.
(12968)
367  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent guidance he has given to local councils on the treatment of dry rot and on which chemicals are permitted for its treatment.
(12892)
368  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department and its predecessors from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12876)
369  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the investment outlined in the Government's 10 year plan is allocated to light rail schemes.
(12750)
370  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on how and when the proposed extension of trains and platforms on suburban lines into Waterloo will be financed.
(12749)
371  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th October, Official Report, column 395W, on Railtrack, if he will list the actions that will be required to secure investment grade ratings for the debt of the company limited by guarantee.
(12986)
372  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 17th July, Official Report, column 97W, on the Channel Tunnel, whether the draft directives and guidance published on 13th July retain the specific goal to increase freight traffic by 80 per cent.
(12976)
373  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 682W, on European Railways, which TSIs are now being drafted; what work his Department has done to contribute to the scoping of the TSI drafting; if the Directive will require the upgrading of main line routes in the UK to meet continental gauges; and what representations his Department has received from the rail industry about this Directive.
(12972)
374  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when work is due to commence on the next phase of widening the M25.
(12751)
375  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations have been received from train operating companies about the conditions imposed by rolling stock manufacturers on holders of short-term franchises.
(12741)
376  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the occasions since 1997 when section 54 of the 1993 Railways Act has been used.
(12740)
377  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what contribution his Department is making to the light rapid transport scheme for Fareham-Gosport-Portsmouth; how the estimated cost of the scheme is to be financed; and if he will make a statement.
(12664)
378  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from English Nature on the proposal for a white horse on the downs above Folkestone since the end of the inquiry into the proposal.
(12866)
379  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he held talks about affordable housing on the Eaves Green site; and who was involved in the talks.
(13003)
380  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what checks are made to ensure that affordable housing building takes place by house builders on former English Partnership land.
(13004)
381  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from Civil Service unions about the conduct of his special advisers since 7th June.
(12992)
382  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his reply of 22nd October, Official Report, column 94W, on Railtrack, when he met Mr Alun Evans to discuss release of the document proposing changes to the Parsons Brinckerhoff report; and to what extent the propriety of the conduct of Ms Jo Moore in respect of the release of this document was discussed with Mr Evans.
(12993)
383  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received on (a) the deferred payment of air passenger duty, (b) the extra costs of airline and airport security and (c) maintaining insurance cover to airlines, since 11th September; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (12975)
384  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he proposes to encourage people to travel by air.
[R] (12974)
385  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was the (a) percentage real-terms increase in the precept on average domestic rates by the Greater London Council in each year from 1975 to its abolition and (b) real-terms increase in the precept on Band D council tax by the Greater London Authority since its creation; and if he will make a statement.
(12579)
386  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which local authorities have applied to be considered for trial schemes for (a) congestion taxes and (b) work parking taxes.
(12576)
387  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, further to the publication of PPG 11, what plans his Department has to increase the scope of regional planning; and if he will make a statement.
(12572)
388  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to increase turnout in (a) London Assembly and mayoral elections and (b) European parliamentary elections.
(12581)
389  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the (a) Treasury and (b) Department of Trade and Industry concerning 3G mobile phone licences.
(12570)
390  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates his Department has made of the increase in demand for additional mobile phone masts that will result from the implementation of 3G technology; and if he will make a statement.
(12569)
391  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, further to the European Commission Regional Policy Directorate-General's proposals on spatial planning in the EU, if he will make a statement on the involvement of the European Union in local, regional and national planning matters.
(12575)
392  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to issue new or revised national planning policy guidance in the next 12 months; if he will list the new guidance notes; and if he will make a statement.
(12573)
393  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to issue new or revised regional planning policy guidance in the next 12 months; if he will list the new guidance notes; and if he will make a statement.
(12574)
394  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what role he has played in the provision of schooling in the London Borough of Hackney.
(12580)
395  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was (a) the percentage increase in the precept on average domestic rates by the Greater London Council in each year from 1975 to its abolition and (b) the increase in the precept on Band D council tax by the Greater London Authority since is creation; and if he will make a statement.
(12578)
396  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what additional central government funding each local authority will receive for taking part in trial schemes for (a) congestion taxes and (b) work parking taxes.
(12577)
397  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates his Department has made of the number of abandoned cars dumped in England in (a) 2000 and (b) 1997.
(12571)
398  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future of Croydon Tramlink.
(12754)
399  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to require planning permission to be obtained for loft conversions; and if he will make a statement.
(12457)
400  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce legislation in relation to park homes; and if he will make a statement.
(12454)
401  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what restrictions apply to the wearing of black visors by motor cyclists.
(12249)
402  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 17th October to the honourable Member for Cardiff Central, Official Report, column 1153, what the conclusions were of the Joint Committee of Health Ministers from the UK government and the devolved administrations held on 22nd October.
(12883)
403  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement about the time taken to award contracts by the Child Support Agency for undertaking bailiff action.
(12833)
404  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will explain the delay by the Child Support Agency in dealing with the case of Ms Elaine Lanchbury, a constituent.
(12832)
405  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15th October to 14th January, (b) 15th January to 14th April, (c) 15th April to 14th July and (d) 15th July to 14th October in each year from 1996.
(12878)
406  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 24th October, Official Report, column 242W, on pensions, if he will provide quarterly figures on the sales of personal pensions for the last five years.
(12449)
407  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at which office new benefit claimants residing in SW14 will have to attend for compulsory work focused interviews with reference to Schedule 1 of the Social Security (Jobcentre Plus Interviews) Regulations 2001.
(12453)
408  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if new benefit claimants living in the postcode areas laid out in Schedule 1 of the Social Security (Jobcentre Plus Interviews) Regulations 2001 will be required to visit a new Jobcentre Plus office rather than an existing Benefits Agency or Employment Service office.
(12452)
409  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to bring forward proposals to improve the safety of jet-skis in coastal waters.
[Transferred] (12593)
410  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact on the Cross-rail project of Railtrack being placed into administration.
[Transferred] (12695)
411  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the rail services to and from the Beckenham constituency of the decision to place Railtrack into administration.
[Transferred] (12670)
412  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many houses were built on flood plains in the last year; and what percentage this is of the total number of houses built.
[Transferred] (12888)
413  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of how many houses will be built on floodplains in the next (a) two, (b) five and (c) 10 years.
[Transferred] (12890)
414  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he is taking to ensure that house buyers are aware of the risks of purchasing a house built on a floodplain.
[Transferred] (12889)
415  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the impact on Government expenditure of a change in the claimant count of 50,000.
[Transferred] (12797)
416  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on EU plans for the harmonisation of corporate taxes by 2005.
[Transferred] (12747)
417  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's policy is on the proposed EC Prospectus Directive; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (12978)
418  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the proposed EC Prospectus Directive; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (12977)
419  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total cost to business of the proposed EC Prospectus Directive; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (12979)
420  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the latest submission form the Road Haulage Association on fuel duty.
[Transferred] (12752)



 
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