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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 9 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 9 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.
 


 
FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER
1  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what work the Social Exclusion Unit has carried out in relation to child homelessness.
(13756)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the number of beneficiaries in the Buckingham constituency from the New Opportunities Fund.
(14010)
3  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) military and (b) civil air traffic control movements have been handled by the air traffic control centre at MoD West Freugh, Wigtownshire, in each of the last five years.
(13686)
4  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures he has taken to provide for the enforcement of no-fly zones around nuclear power stations.
(13834)
5  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will itemise the additional direct current financial year costs arising from decisions in response to the events of 11th September; and if they will be met from the existing defence budget.
(13472)
6  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Territorial Army units he has available with anti-aircraft capability.
(13835)
7  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made as to the suitability of former civilian aircraft being purchased or leased directly by his Department for conversion to the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
(13836)
8  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if concessions were offered in lieu of local allowances overseas in Exercise Saef Sareea II; and what these concessions were.
(13838)
9  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the personnel in Exercise Saef Sareea 11 who were entitled to local overseas allowances or concesssions in lieu received them; how many did not and to what units they belonged.
(13839)
10  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if local overseas allowances were made available to all personnel in Exercise Saef Sareea II.
(13837)
11  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims for ex-gratia payments for former captives of the Japanese have been refused; and what the circumstances of those applicants were.
(13972)
12  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the annual report on the implementation of the EU joint action, of 17th December 1998, on the European Union's contribution to combating the destabilising accumulation and spread of small arms and light weapons (199/34/CFSP) and the EU programme on illicit trafficking in conventional arms of June 1997.
(14259)
13  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the number of Afghan civilians killed as a result of Allied coalition use of bombs and missiles since military action began; and if he will publish the total of civilians killed in Afghanistan as a result of Allied forces for each day until military action ends.
(14264)
14  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of cluster bombs used in Afghanistan did not explode on impact.
(14253)
15  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to disarm unexploded cluster bomblets used by Allied coalition forces in the conflict in Afghanistan.
(14266)
16  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances there have been in each year since 1991 of military aircraft accidentally breaching no-fly zones over (a) nuclear power plants, (b) nuclear reprocessing plants and (c) military nuclear plants.
(14261)
17  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 29th October, Official Report, column 519W, which categories of nuclear weapons contain depleted uranium; and what the purpose is of including depleted uranium in these weapons.
(14271)
18  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what communications have taken place between his Department and operational commanders involved in military actions in Afghanistan in respect of the clear labelling of yellow cluster bombs and yellow food parcels; and what plans there are to halt the use of cluster bombs by the Allied coalition forces involved in operations in Afghanistan.
(14265)
19  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if cluster bomblets are defined as precision munitions in the conflict with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda network in Afghanistan.
(14263)
20  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 662W, on drug testing, if he will make a statement about the actions that follow when a serviceman or woman tests positive to a compulsory drugs test.
(13123)
21  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of compulsory drugs tests in the armed forces were positive in 2000.
(13124)
22  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what stocks of the armour piercing Charm 3 round are held.
(13763)
23  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 6th November on ballistic missiles, Official Report, column 129W, if he will place a copy of his draft international Code of Conduct on Ballistic Missiles in the Library.
(13698)
24  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are being taken to enforce no-fly zones around nuclear installations.
(13476)
25  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of her Department's support for the National Mentoring Network.
(14084)
26  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the pilots of education maintenance allowances.
(14251)
27  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on skills shortages in the Buckingham constituency.
(14208)
28  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on progress towards meeting the public service agreement targets of (a) an increase in the proportion of people aged 19 years who have achieved national vocational qualification level 2 or equivalent from 72 per cent. to 85 per cent. by 2002, (b) a reduction by one third in exclusions by 2002, (c) a reduction by one third in school truancies by 2002 and (d) increasing provision of nursery places for three year olds from 34 per cent. to 66 per cent. by 2002.
(14049)
29  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the Fast Track Scheme.
(14091)
30  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the (a) Standards Fund for further education and (b) first 15 beacon colleges.
(14250)
31  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is to public funds of the implementation of the TNC Credit (New Category of Provider) Regulations 1999.
(14100)
32  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the public service agreement targets for a 1 per cent. reduction in unit spending per full-time equivalent (a) higher and (b) further education student in 1999-2000 over 1998-99.
(14052)
33  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is of the (a) National Literacy Strategy and (b) National Numeracy Strategy in 2001-02.
(14103)
34  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the learning mentors and learning support units.
(14105)
35  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of Internet access so far achieved in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the last 12 months.
(14249)
36  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the Social Inclusion: Pupil Support Standards Fund.
(14104)
37  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the implementation of recommendations in the Social Exclusion Unit's report on neighbourhood renewal.
(14083)
38  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the 350,000 childcare places planned for 2003.
(14207)
39  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school leavers (a) in the Buckingham constituency and (b) nationally entered higher education in each of the last four years.
(14209)
40  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on (a) the margin of failure and (b) the reason for failure to meet the public service agreement target of a 2 per cent. reduction in unit price per work-based trainee in 1999-2000 over 1998-99.
(14053)
41  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the ethnic minority and traveller achievement grant.
(14088)
42  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost will be of the public service agreement target of increasing provision of nursery places for three year olds from 34 per cent. to 66 per cent.; and if it will be achieved by 2002.
(14090)
43  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the funding of initial teacher training recruitment.
(14079)
44  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the public service agreement target for costs of contracted inspections in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(14102)
45  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the Sure Start programmes for parents and children in deprived areas in the last 12 months.
(14218)
46  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the Learndirect development centres.
(14220)
47  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on expenditure per pupil in (a) Buckinghamshire Local Education Authority and (b) other local education authorities in England and Wales in the last 12 months.
(14252)
48  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is of standards fund grants in England in 2001-02 for (a) gifted and talented children, (b) the Access Fund for 16 to 19 year olds, (c) social inclusion pupil support, drug prevention and youth service, (d) special educational needs, (e) study support, (f) Playing for Success, (g) Family Literacy and Family Numeracy, (h) Year of Literacy and Numeracy booster classes, (i) summer literacy and numeracy skills, (j) early excellence centres, (k) Early Years training and development, (l) specialist and beacon schools, (m) advanced skills teachers, (n) initial teacher training schools, (o) the new national curriculum, (p) qualifications, (q) school leadership and (r) school improvement.
(14201)
49  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of the National College for School Leadership.
(14222)
50  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the cost of the new pay structure for teachers; and what effect it has had on recruitment and retention of staff.
(14080)
51  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of expenditure through the Standards Fund to raise standards in literacy and numeracy.
(14097)
52  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is of the Early Years Training and Development Standards Fund in 2001--02.
(14099)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the Qualifications Budget.
(14082)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is of the Effective Provision of pre-School Education project.
(14098)
55  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is of the early excellence centres under her Department's pilot programme; and what assessment she has made of their value for money.
(14101)
56  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the (a) number and (b) cost of family literacy and numeracy initiatives in the last 12 months.
(14219)
57  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the cost of (a) advanced modern apprenticeships and (b) foundation modern apprenticeships in the last 12 months.
(14221)
58  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on progress made on the public service agreement targets for Objective 2 which are described on Page 8 of the Departmental Report 2000.
(14089)
59  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the office of the Schools Adjudicator.
(14081)
60  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the public service agreement targets for children to have normal spelling and language development at (a) 18 months and (b) three years.
(14066)
61  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the performance target of (a) transferring staff from local authorities to Ofsted and (b) providing initial training by September.
(14067)
62  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost is of standards fund grants in England in 2001-02 for (a) improving adult pupil ratios in reception classes, (b) the Supported Early Retirement scheme for heads, (c) administrative support in small schools, (d) performance management and threshold assessment training, (e) the Working Environment Fund, (f) the Small School Support Fund, (g) teaching assistants, (h) support for parent governor representatives, (i) teaching incentives for new maths and science teachers, (j) education and health partnerships, (k) local authority support for lifelong learning, (l) protecting and expanding local education authority music services, (m) school security and (n) the learning mentors and learning support units programme.
(14200)
63  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 5th November, Official Report, column 46W, on school cleanliness, what steps she will take to ensure that local education authorities and school governing bodies fulfil their responsibilities in maintaining cleanliness in schools.
(13985)
64  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will rank the top 30 local education authorities according to the percentage of day pupils eligible for free school dinners.
(14070)
65  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school children eligible for free school dinners attend schools in each region of England and Wales.
(14071)
66  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received on the denial of a full-time position to a senior cancer researcher at University College, London; and if she will make a statement.
(13973)
67  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the number of children who are not educationally sub-normal and who left school in each of the last five years unable to (a) read and write and (b) undertake simple arithmatic; and if she will make a statement.
(14069)
68  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sites of special scientific interest there are in the Buckingham constituency.
(14205)
69  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the water companies and the MoD about the protection of water supplies from chemical and biological attack.
(13977)
70  
N  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish the veterinary risk assessment into restarting hunting; and if she will make a statement.
(13469)
71  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes there were to the criteria for the payment of slaughter premium during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(14000)
72  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received about failures to pay slaughter premium on cattle slaughtered during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(14001)
73  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance was issued to valuers with regard to the calculation of slaughter premium when valuing cattle for slaughter during the foot and mouth outbreak; and what change has been made to that guidance.
(14002)
74  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what basis slaughter premium is payable on cattle slaughtered as a result of foot and mouth disease.
(13999)
75  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ask the Parliamentary Secretary for her Department in the Lords, to answer the letters of 13th August and 13th September, Reference H/DEFRA/FM/Snell/130901 from the honourable Member for Hereford; and if she will make a statement.
(13524)
76  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of salmon farming on the environment; and if she will make a statement.
(13869)
77  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make representations to other EU countries to end the payment of export refunds on the export of live cattle from the EU to the Middle East and North Africa.
(13550)
78  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that once the foot and mouth disease export restrictions have been lifted UK animals exported under licence to France and the Netherlands are not then re-exported to southern European countries.
(13547)
79  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that all livestock vehicles transporting animals for over eight hours are required to instal a forced ventilation system.
(13549)
80  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live (a) sheep and (b) pigs were exported for (i) slaughter, (ii) further fattening and (iii) breeding in 2001, broken down by country of destination.
(13548)
81  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what remuneration packages are available to executives of Entrust; and if she will make a statement.
(13878)
82  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent action she has taken to promote water conservation; and if she will make a statement.
(13886)
83  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recent European Environment Agency analysis of smog levels in Europe; and if she will make a statement.
(13909)
84  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent action the Government has taken to minimise waste in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(13880)
85  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what environmental projects have been successfully completed as a result of revenue from the landfill tax credit scheme in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(13879)
86  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the flood risk area analysis, conducted by the Environment Agency; and if she will make a statement.
(13890)
87  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when and how often Entrust provides financial reports to HM Customs and Excise.
(13876)
88  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made in financial terms of abuse related to the landfill tax credit scheme.
(13910)
89  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations the Government has received on the level of insurance premiums being demanded of homeowners whose property lies in an area classified as a high flood risk; and if she will make a statement.
(13911)
90  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of blood tests taken from animals slaughtered in efforts to eradicate foot and mouth disease were later confirmed as positive; and if she will make a statement.
(13888)
91  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has for the future role of Entrust, as a result of the proposed reform of the landfill tax credit scheme.
(13875)
92  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the National Audit Office to increase levels of investment in capital and maintenance in preparation for floods; and if she will make a statement.
(13882)
93  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what percentage of cases livestock owners who resisted an animal culling order were subsequently informed that their animals were infected with foot and mouth disease; and if she will make a statement.
(13887)
94  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the International Energy Agency report, Spain 2001, in relation to the ability of EU member states to address their greenhouse gas emissions obligations; and if she will make a statement.
(13908)
95  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are taken by Entrust to conduct audits into applications for grants for environmental projects as part of the landfill tax credit scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(13877)
96  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will lift the restrictions placed on hunting with dogs as a consequence of the outbreak of foot and mouth.
(13477)
97  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the risk assessment report on the resumption of hunting with dogs will be published; and for what reason she has not published it to date.
(13478)
98  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on (a) matters discussed and (b) decisions taken at the European Union Environment Council on 29th to 30th October, indicating on which matters votes were taken and how, in such instances, the United Kingdom voted.
(14272)
99  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to encourage United States participation in the climate change negotiations in Marrakech.
(14254)
100  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has for managed retreat schemes in Essex; and if she will make a statement.
(13922)
101  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what response her Department has made to the European Commission's proposal to re-classify medicines for food-producing animals as prescription-only medicines; and what assessment she has made of the consequence for (a) animal health and (b) the agricultural and equine veterinary medicine supply industry.
(14063)
102  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence she has collated recently of meat from animals vaccinated against foot and mouth disease entering the UK from (a) France, (b) Holland, (c) other EU countries, (d) Argentina and (e) South Africa.
(14057)
103  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the annual output of the UK potato industry in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what percentage of the land in England under cultivation is used for the production of potatoes.
(14062)
104  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the total number of animals, by species, slaughtered under the Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme since 19th February.
(14055)
105  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the commencement of sheepmeat exports; and if she will list those countries free from foot and mouth disease from which sheepmeat destined for export can be derived.
(14060)
106  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of land in England was (a) under cultivation for crops and (b) used for animal rearing in (i) 1975, (ii) 1985, (iii) 1995 and (iv) the most recent year for which figures are available.
(14059)
107  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vets were employed by the State Veterinary Service in each year since 1997.
(14058)
108  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of beef consumption was (a) UK produced and (b) imported in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(14061)
109  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will publish the veterinary risk assessment on hunting with hounds; and when she will lift the restrictions placed on hunting with hounds as a consequence of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(14270)
110  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department has given to the agricultural supply industry following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(14056)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised in tax on motor fuel producers in each year since 1997.
(14015)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) public expenditure and (b) recruitment and retention within the Civil Service of the devolution to individual government departments and agencies of responsibility for pay negotiations.
(14213)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax was raised in each year since 1997 from the retail sale of automotive fuel.
(14011)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax was raised in each year since 1997 from (a) the sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories, (b) the sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories, (c) the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and (d) the sale of motor vehicles.
(14012)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the fuel duty and VAT lost in each year since 1997 through the smuggling of motor fuel products into Northern Ireland.
(14013)
116  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the growth of public sector pay in 2001 on the level of public expenditure.
(14212)
117  
  
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the basis is for the policy of allowing tax deducted from bank and building society deposits to be reclaimed, but not from dividends paid on shares and unit trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(14085)
118  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the decision of the East Wales Valuation Tribunal in the case of Sharp v Valuation Office.
(14006)
119  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review the method for calculating business rates for small rural public houses.
(14007)
120  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will refer the case of Mr James Sharp, a constituent, to the Treasury Solicitor.
(14005)
121  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Government has spent on private consultancy since 1997; and what review of such expenditure has been conducted to assess its value for money.
(13907)
122  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance is given to Customs and Excise officials on the (a) impounding and (b) disposal of impounded vehicles used to breach personal allowances for tobacco and alcohol; and if he will make a statement.
(14076)
123  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what sites are used to store vehicles impounded by Customs and Excise officials on the grounds that they were being used to breach personal allowances for the importation of tobacco and alcohol; and if he will make a statement.
(14075)
124  
N  
Mr Douglas Hogg (Sleaford & North Hykeham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when, after 1st August, the Treasury sent advice to the Department of Transport that it was unlikely that additional public funding for Railtrack would be approved.
(13470)
125  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 888W, to the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight, on graduate incomes, if he will give estimate of the average gross weekly earnings of full time employees by age, broken down into (a) graduates and (b) non-graduates and (i) male and (ii) female in each category for Spring 2000.
(14275)
126  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd October, Official Report, column 202W, how many instances have been brought to his attention by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise where appeals and reviews have been cancelled owing to staff shortages.
(14276)
127  
  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from overseas territories with regard to the reciprocal rights to reside and work in (a) the UK and (b) those territories of the citizens of both categories.
(13914)
128  
  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which overseas territories have agreed to offer reciprocal rights for UK citizens to work and reside in UK territories.
(13915)
129  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the nature and extent of British military presence in British territories overseas.
(13980)
130  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates the (a) Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948, (b) International Labour Organisation Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97), (c) Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, 1949, (d) Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951, and its 1967 Protocol, (e) International Labour Organisation Discrimination Convention (Employment and Occupation), 1958 (No. 111), (f) Convention against Discrimination in Education, adopted on 14th December 1960 by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (g)Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979, with a view to achieving universal ratification within five years, and its Optional Protocol of 1999, (h) Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989 and its two Optional Protocols of 2000, and the International Labour Organisation Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182), (i) International Labour Organisation Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975 (No. 143), (j) International Labour Organisation Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) and the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992, (k) International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1990, (l) Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1998, (m) United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the Convention and the Protocol against the smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the Convention, 2000 and (n) the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, proclaimed by the General Assembly in its resolution 36/55, of 25 November 1981 instruments were (i) signed and (ii) ratified; and what further progress he expects to make with these in the next 12 months.
(13924)
131  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence he has that the hijackers who crashed the commercial airliners in the United States on 11th September were trained in Al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan.
(14256)
132  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest estimate is of the number of British subjects killed in the terrorist attacks on 11th September.
(14199)
133  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many ministers from his Department have visited San Francisco since May 1997; and how many have stayed at the Consul General's house.
(13526)
134  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Permanent Secretary of his Department has visited San Francisco since his appointment.
(13532)
135  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations he has undertaken with (a) the local chamber of commerce and (b) other business organisations in San Francisco with respect to the impact of the sale of the Consul General's house there.
(13529)
136  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many serving prime ministers have visited San Francisco since 1979.
(13527)
137  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to sell the Consul General's house in San Francisco.
(13525)
138  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he has consulted the DTI on the forthcoming sale of the Consular General's house in San Francisco.
(13530)
139  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the cost of the delay since June to Private Finance Initiative schemes for hospitals.
(14248)
140  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the public service agreement target for reducing low birth-weight babies.
(14017)
141  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the public service agreement target for reducing the number of children re-registered on a child protection register.
(14009)
142  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the public service agreement target to reduce the number of children admitted to hospitals as an emergency during their first year of life with (a) gastro-enteritis, (b) a respiratory infection and (c) a severe injury.
(14018)
143  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the assessments to be completed on those patients who were receiving nursing care on 1st October but had not yet been assessed for free nursing care.
(13151)
144  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were estimated to qualify for free nursing care on 1st October; and how many had been assessed for free nursing care by 1st October.
(13152)
145  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the type of training being given to nurses responsible for carrying out assessments for free nursing care; and how long the training lasts.
(13153)
146  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons (a) the consultation process on free nursing care arrangements ran for four weeks and (b) the consultations on care standard regulations ran for 10 weeks.
(13154)
147  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason he has placed (a) an upper fiscal restriction on free nursing care in care homes and (b) no fiscal restrictions where the NHS provides nursing care in other settings.
(13155)
148  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) measures he has taken and (b) guidance he has issued to minimise delays in making advance payments in respect of self-funded residents in nursing homes.
(13156)
149  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses will be required in England and Wales to assess patients' eligibility for free nursing care.
(13157)
150  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health authorities, Primay Care Groups and Primary Care Trusts had not appointed (a) a nursing home coordinator and (b) a lead nurse by 1st November.
(13158)
151  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who, other than a state registered nurse, will be (a) involved in and (b) responsible for determining whether a patient is eligible for free nursing care.
(13159)
152  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses will be (a) involved in and (b) responsible for determining each patient's eligibility for free nursing care.
(13160)
153  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the processes and procedures that have been adopted to assess people for free nursing care.
(13161)
154  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects all of the patients who are expected to have qualified for free nursing care on 1st October to have been assessed for free nursing care.
(13162)
155  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the number of patients who will have to contribute to the cost of their nursing care because it costs more to provide than the banding system permits.
(13241)
156  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's are not eligible for free nursing care.
(13242)
157  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to monitor the duties of local authorities in implementing the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.
(14004)
158  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has commissioned into the implementation of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.
(14003)
159  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the duties of local authorities in implementing the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.
(14008)
160  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the proposed merger of Hampshire and Surrey ambulance services.
(13687)
161  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from community health councils about the proposed merger of Hampshire and Surrey ambulance services.
(13688)
162  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the organisations other than community health councils which have made representations (a) in favour and (b) against the proposed merger of Hampshire and Surrey ambulance services.
(13689)
163  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the hours in excess of contracted hours worked by NHS consultants in the last five years.
(14050)
164  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to improve quality of expectation among NHS patients; and if he will make a statement.
(14043)
165  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the change in workload for NHS consultants as a result of the Calman Report and the New Deal.
(14051)
166  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the usefulness of the star rating system for hospital trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(14042)
167  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change in the required number of NHS consultants would result if they were to work only contracted hours.
(14041)
168  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reduce the target age for pneumococcal vaccination to match the flu vaccination programme for older people.
(13971)
169  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the value of pneumococcal vaccination in reducing the winter burden on the NHS.
(13970)
170  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for financing research into strokes in the next three financial years; and if he will make a statement.
(14197)
171  
  
Mr John Baron (Billericay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he gives to police authorities on the criteria to be used when deciding whether to keep police stations open.
(13983)
172  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on recidivism rates for prisoners released from (a) HMP Grendon and (b) HMP Springhill in the Buckingham constituency in the last year for which figures are available; and how they compare with similar prisons.
(14214)
173  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convicted sex offenders are resident in the Buckingham constituency.
(14206)
174  
  
Derek Conway (Old Bexley & Sidcup):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the numerical establishment has been for (a) police officers and (b) special constables based in the Bexley division of the Metropolitan Police Service, in each year since 1996.
(14086)
175  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported cases of the use of illegal drugs there were in prisons in England and Wales in 2000.
(13929)
176  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much he estimates has been payable under the firearms compensation scheme.
(13930)
177  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for British nationality are under consideration by his Department.
(13931)
178  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were classified as category A prisoners in prisons in England and Wales on 1st November
(13926)
179  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking entry into the UK at ports of entry were refused and immediately removed in 2000.
(13927)
180  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were held in custody under UK immigration law, on 1st November, broken down by nationality.
(13925)
181  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of CCTV on the level of crime in Dudley town centre and Sedgley.
(13969)
182  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers he has to regulate the transport of caged rats; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (14068)
183  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if warrants for breach of a community court order are systematically withdrawn after 12 months have elapsed; and if he will make a statement.
(13831)
184  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants for the breach of a community court order have been withdrawn since 1st January; and if he will make a statement.
(13832)
185  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will determine the parole application of Heather Arnold.
(13921)
186  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the extra cost to the Security Service of activities in connection with events following the 11th September terrorist attacks; and if this cost will be met from the existing Security Service budget.
(14078)
187  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what have been the costs of extra activities undertaken by his Department in connection with events following the 11th September terrorist attacks on the United States; and if these costs will be met from his Department's budget.
(14077)
188  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the leaders of different faiths with whom he has consulted concerning the proposed law on incitement to religious hatred; and if he will place a copy of their responses in the Library.
(13690)
189  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations he has had with (a) the Law Society, (b) the Bar Council, (c) the Justices' Clerks, (d) the District Judges (Magistrates Courts), (e) the lay magistracy and (f) the Crown Court judges in relation to the proposed law on religious incitement; and if he will place a summary of their responses in the Library.
(13691)
190  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish (a) the most recent figures, (b) the figures for May 1997 based on the old boundaries and (c) estimated figures for May 1997 based on the new boundaries, for the number of police officers within the City of London and Metropolitan Police areas, broken down by London borough.
(13844)
191  
  
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prison officers are from black and ethnic minorities; and what is the proportion of those employed in prisons operated by private companies.
(14196)
192  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she has seconded officials from her Department to US Central Command in Tampa, Florida to liaise with US military planners on the humanitarian aid strategy for Afghanistan.
(13986)
193  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she will publish a detailed humanitarian aid strategy document for Afghanistan.
(13988)
194  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contact her Department has had with military planners at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, to enhance humanitarian aid efforts in Afghanistan.
(13987)
195  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what actions the Government is taking to reduce the sex trade in young girls in (a) the Ivory Coast and (b) Africa.
(14074)
196  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) charities the Government supports in the Ivory Coast.
(14073)
197  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the Government's commitment to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan; and how services by road will be sustained.
(13865)
198  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to increase the statutory bereavement payment in fatal accident cases; and if he will make a statement.
(14203)
199  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of how long the recruitment quota for the Police Service for Northern Ireland will be necessary; what criteria he will use when determining whether it should continue; and if he will make a statement.
(13978)
200  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will stop the use of mandatory quotas for recruitment to the Police Service for Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(13979)
201  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to set mechanisms in place for the re-introduction of trial by jury following the most recent report of General de Chastelain.
(13913)
202  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will appoint an Independent Review of the Operation of the Terrorism Act 2000; what process of (a) consultation and (b) selection he has set in motion; and if he will place the terms of reference in the Library.
(13912)
203  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average cost is per applicant to the new police service of Northern Ireland recruitment competition.
(14048)
204  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, when the House of Lords Appointments Commission will publish its anual report.
(13870)
205  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the President of the Council, how many (a) Budgets have been introduced and (b) government sponsored bills have reached the statute book since 1997.
(13866)
206  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when she will reply to the questions tabled by the honourable Member for Edinburgh West on 29th October.
(13872)
207  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whar further plans she has to regulate the sale and use of fireworks for purposes other than organised displays.
(13984)
208  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the role of community post offices in the post office re-invention programme.
(13762)
209  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government plans are with regard to nuclear energy; and if she will make a statement.
(13885)
210  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the people met by the Energy Minister on his recent visit to China and Japan; and if she will place in the Library copies of documents made available to the Minister's hosts by her Department during the trip.
(14258)
211  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure the security of nuclear power stations.
(13473)
212  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the number of jobs lost this year as a result of UK-based firms relocating production overseas.
(13923)
213  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received about the establishment of no-fly zones around nuclear power stations.
(13474)
214  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what financial support he gives for the construction of swimming pools in partnership with local and regional authorities.
(14040)
215  
  
Mr John Baron (Billericay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to give local people stronger powers to block the inappropriate siting of mobile phone masts.
(13862)
216  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will reply to the questions of 22nd October from the honourable Member for Edinburgh West.
(13873)
217  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the allocation of central government funds to (a) Aylesbury Vale District Council and (b) Buckinghamshire County Council in each of the last four years.
(14215)
218  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many households in (a) council housing and (b) registered social landlord having in each local authority area in London will have target rents set as a consequence of the Government's rent restructuring proposals (i) less than £20 above current rents, (ii) £20 to £30 above current rents and (iii) £30 or more above current rents.
(14072)
219  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the implications of the findings of the National Joint Council on Formby Fire Station for that at Heswall.
(13871)
220  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the impact of the Government's Flats over the Shop initiative.
(13752)
221  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the latest estimate is of (a) the number of empty homes and (b) the number of homeless; and what steps the Government is planning to improve these figures.
(13760)
222  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many children were made homeless in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001 to date; and what proposals the Government has to counter this problem.
(13754)
223  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many planning decisions the Secretary of State called in from local planning authorities, and in what categories, during the last year.
(13751)
224  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many households living in bed and breakfast accommodation there were in the first quarter of (a) 1997 and (b) 2001; what plans he has to reduce this number; and what steps he is taking to ensure that this accommodation is of a reasonable standard.
(13761)
225  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government will publish (a) a response to the homelessness consultation, (b) the Vulnerable Groups (Definition) Guidelines, (c) proposals to deal with rogue landlords in the social housing sector, (d) proposals to license houses in multiple occupation, (e) proposals on the future of the Rough Sleepers Unit and (f) new regulations to extend the right to priority temporary social housing to those with an institutionalised background.
(13758)
226  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those local authorities that are (a) debt free and (b) in debt, indicating their level of debt in (i) June 1997 and (ii) June 2001.
(13753)
227  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those housing authorities that have transferred all or part of their housing stock in a large scale voluntary transfer in the last five years, together with the number of units.
(13759)
228  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) planning appeals before the Planning Inspectorate and (b) planning appeals being considered by the Secretary of State there were in (i) June 1997 and (ii) June 2001; and what was the average length of time taken to determine them in each case.
(13750)
229  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent research has been carried out by his Department on the causes of homelessness in relation to (a) violence in the home and (b) drug abuse.
(13755)
230  
  
Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when work will begin to improve the electricity supply to allow 12 car trains to run on the North Kent rail lines.
(13982)
231  
  
Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the railway stations in the North Kent lines that need to be lengthened to accommodate 12 car trains; and when this work will be carried out.
(13981)
232  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to provide a second access road to the new Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
(13863)
233  
N  
Mr Douglas Hogg (Sleaford & North Hykeham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when, after 1st August, his Department received advice from the Treasury that it was unlikely that additional public funding for Railtrack would be approved.
(13471)
234  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will review the resources and the priority being deployed by DVLA to answer telephone enquiries from members of the public.
(14046)
235  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will arrange for every registered keeper of a motor vehicle to be invited to take part in consultations in respect of future motorway building, improvement and widening schemes.
(14045)
236  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what monitoring arrangements are in place to ensure that his Department and its agencies give prompt and proper attention to enquiries received from members of the public.
(14047)
237  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost is of the consultation taking place on the future of the M1 motorway; who is carrying out the consultation process; and what safeguards are in place to ensure that the views of road-users are heard.
(14044)
238  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what subsidies have been paid to Connex South East to assist them with the purchase of new trains; when these payments were made; what Connex is required to do as a consequence of accepting these payments; how many confirmed orders for new trains Connex has informed his Department they have made; and how many trains Connex has accepted.
(13874)
239  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the results of resarch by Heriot-Watt University into the effectiveness of the Government office guidance on managing unauthorised camping by travellers; and when he will publish revised guidance.
(13864)
240  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the safety risks posed by overcrowding on trains.
(13917)
241  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the level of overcrowding on trains on routes between Blackpool and Birmingham.
(13920)
242  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of powers to ensure train operating companies take action to address overcrowding on trains.
(13916)
243  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many offences were recorded on trains from Preston to Blackpool in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how many of those were alcohol-related.
(13919)
244  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the need to control drunkenness on trains.
(13918)
245  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the costs have been of operations undertaken by his Department in connection with events following the 11th September terrorist attacks; and if he will list the costs relating to (a) the British Transport Police, (b) the aviation industry, (c) emergency planning and (d) other areas; and if these costs will be met from his Department's budget.
(13845)
246  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what have been the estimated costs of (a) emergency planning and (b) other operations undertaken by local authorities in connection with events following the 11th September terrorist attacks; if additional costs will be supported by central government; and if he will make a statement.
(13843)
247  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce a mandatory requirement for highway authorities to publish a winter plan listing the roads it intends to keep clear of ice and snow.
(13992)
248  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether highway authorities in England and Wales will continue to hold responsibility for keeping roads safe in winter through pre-salting and snow clearance.
(13995)
249  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the latest available figure is on capacity on the London Underground, broken down by (a) movement of passengers per 15 minutes at peak times for each line, (b) the amount of spare capacity as expressed in potential passenger movement per 15 minutes at peak times and (c) the use of capacity at peak times, expressed as a percentage for each line.
(13998)
250  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to introduce similar obligations to those in Scotland on highway authorities to take reasonable steps to prevent ice or snow making roads unsafe in winter.
(13994)
251  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was the estimate of the interest charged to support the PPP for the London Underground at 1st October; and what is the current estimate.
(13989)
252  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when Ernst and Young LLP was approached about the possibility of giving advice on Railtrack.
(13996)
253  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will issue guidance to highway authorities in England and Wales on the importance of pre-salting roads in winter.
(13991)
254  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with highway authorities to take reasonable steps to pre-salt roads in winter and clear snow.
(13993)
255  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the (a) discussions and (b) meetings between Ernst and Young LLP and his Department on the rail industry prior to 24th August.
(13990)
256  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what terms of reference were given to Ernst and Young LLP on their engagement by his Department to advise on possible options for Railtrack.
(13997)
257  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many instances there have been in each year since 1991 of (i) commercial and (ii) privately operated aircaft accidentially breaching no-fly zones over (a) nuclear power plants, (b) nuclear reprocessing plants, (c) nuclear fuel production plants, (d) uranium enrichment plants and (e) military nuclear plants.
(14262)
258  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to submit proposals to the European Commission in relation to regulations 248/92 and 95/93 governing slot (a) allocation and (b) ring fencing at Heathrow and Gatwick.
(13697)
259  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Executive about the use of a public service obligation on the Gatwick to Inverness air route.
(13694)
260  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to increase runway capacity at (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick.
(13695)
261  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the commercial use by regional air services of private and military airports in the London area with runways of at least 1,800 metres.
(13692)
262  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on demand for slots at Heathrow and Gatwick over the next five years.
(13693)
263  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his Department will determine the application for Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
(13696)
264  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what restrictions on air movements in the vicinity of nuclear power stations are in force.
(13475)
265  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the public service agreement targets were in 2000-01 for the Employment Service placings into work of (a) people with disabilities, (b) jobseeker's allowance claimants unemployed more than six months and (c) unemployed people; and if they were achieved.
(14198)
266  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the cost of the launch of the new agency to bring together the work of the Employment Service and parts of the Benefits Agency.
(14095)
267  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the Employment Service job entries of people who are included within the Welfare to Work definition in 2000-01, with reference to the annual performance agreement target.
(14065)
268  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in the Buckingham constituency were in receipt of income-related benefits in each of the last four years.
(14211)
269  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the number of jobless people helped into work by the Employment Service in 2000-01, with reference to the annual performance agreement target.
(14016)
270  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the cost of touch screen kiosks for job search in Jobcentres.
(14093)
271  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on Employment Service job entries of people with disabilities in 2000-01, with reference to the annual performance agreement target.
(14054)
272  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on (a) the number of participants in the New Deal for Young People from the Buckingham constituency in the last 12 months, (b) the destinations of people leaving the scheme and (c) the cost involved.
(14217)
273  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what efficiency savings were achieved by the Employment Service in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01; and if these savings met the public service agreement target.
(14087)
274  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on Employment Service job entries of (a) New Deal and (b) Employment Zone participants in 2000-01, with reference to the annual performance agreement target.
(14064)
275  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proposals he has to end child poverty; and how many children living in poverty there were in (a) June 1997 and (b) June 2001.
(13757)
276  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to review the eligibility criteria for pensioners' cold weather payments.
(13840)
277  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to review the eligibility criteria for pensioners' winter fuel payments.
(13841)
278  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to increase the pensioners' Christmas bonus.
(13842)
279  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of cases of violence against staff working in the ONE pilot offices.
(14039)
280  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list for (a) Sure Start and (b) Employment Zones (i) the amount budgeted and (ii) the total expended in each financial year for the planned lifetime of each initiative.
(14038)
281  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list for each (a) area-based and (b) other regeneration-related initiative for which his Department is responsible (i) the amount budgeted and (ii) the total expended in each financial year for the planned lifetime of each initiative.
(14037)
282  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which agency has responsibility for the enforcement of warrants following the breach of a community court order; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13830)
283  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many warrants for breach of a community court order issued after 1st April remain unexecuted in (a) the London probation area, (b) the West Midlands probation area and (c) the Greater Manchester probation area; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13833)
284  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, when the Cabinet Office report on UK energy needs will be published; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13881)
285  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the cost of the launch of the One service in pilot areas.
[Transferred] (14096)
286  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the cost of the Internet Learning and Work Bank.
[Transferred] (14092)
287  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the public service agreement targets were for the Employment Service placings of the New Deal for (a) lone parents and (b) young people participants in 2000-01; and if they were achieved.
[Transferred] (14216)
288  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the cost of the improved telephone call centre services referred to on page five of his Department's Report 2000.
[Transferred] (14094)
289  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the implications of the End of Life Vehicles Directive; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13883)
290  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he has taken to ensure that local planning authorities follow Government guidelines regarding housebuilding on floodplains; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13889)
291  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the cost implications of the End of Life Vehicles Directive for car manufacturers; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13884)
292  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the amount of brownfield land available for development which is located in areas susceptible to flooding.
[Transferred] (14255)
293  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations her Department has had with independent experts in respect of the security of nuclear facilities since 11th September.
[Transferred] (14277)
294  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the cost of implementing the proposals of the First Division Association for the remuneration of senior civil servants.
[Transferred] (14247)
295  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much has been raised in each year since 1998 from the first licence fee payable at the first registration of a new car.
[Transferred] (14014)
296  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals detained in overseas prisons have been repatriated to the UK in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (13928)
297  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will call for a report from Her Majesty's Fire Services Inspectorate on management practices in the Merseyside Fire Authority and their impact on the delivery of fire services.
[Transferred] (14274)
298  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the recommendations in the National Joint Council report on the staffing arrangements proposals put forward by Merseyside Fire Authority.
[Transferred] (14273)
299  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the impact on public expenditure on non-military priorities of the commitment to military expenditure in the conflict in Afghanistan.
[Transferred] (14257)
300  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans Her Majesty's Government has to provide economic compensation to surviving family members of non-combatant civilians killed by accident by allied munitions used in the conflict in Afghanistan.
[Transferred] (14260)
301  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement concerning the local events to be held for Holocaust Memorial Day 2002.
[Transferred] (14202)
302  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in establishing local access forums; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (13867)
303  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the separate commencement dates made under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to allow access to the open countryside as soon as practicable after the conclusive maps have been completed and approved for each region.
[Transferred] (13868)
304  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people of pensionable age there are in the Buckingham constituency.
[Transferred] (14210)
305  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of unemployment was in the Buckingham constituency in (a) September 2000 and (b) September 2001.
[Transferred] (14204)


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