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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 14 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 14 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
1  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the People's Panel's contract with MORI expires.
(15043)
2  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the evaluation of the People's Panel will be (a) completed and (b) published.
(15042)
3  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the importance of (a) equality of opportunity and (b) equality of outcome in the Equality Unit's strategy; and how they relate.
(14865)
4  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made in climate change negotiations.
(15127)
5  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many SMEs, by region, have been assisted in meeting Government ministers through the work of the Business Coordination Unit; what percentage of those meetings resulted from invitations originally refused by ministerial offices; and what information he has collated on meetings between each departmental minister and SMEs in the last 12 months.
(14884)
6  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for each (a) area-based and (b) other regeneration-related initiative for which his Department is responsible, what is (i) the amount budgeted and (ii) the total expenditure in each financial year for the planned lifetime of each initiative (A) nationally and (B) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(14883)
7  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what regional schemes are in operation in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(14882)
8  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what regional schemes are managed by the Government Office for the North East; how long they will run; and how much investment is involved.
(14881)
9  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the key priorities are for the Social Exclusion Unit in the next 12 months.
(14880)
10  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what inquiries he made about the credentials, impartiality and political record of the Islamic Society of Britain before signing its Pledge to Muslims on religious tolerance.
(14843)
11  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will state what steps were taken by the Cabinet Secretary to check the credentials, impartiality and political record of the Islamic Society of Britain before signing its Pledge to Muslims on religious tolerance.
(14781)
12  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the decision by the Cabinet Secretary to sign the Pledge to Muslims on religious tolerance organised by the Islamic Society of Britain.
(14780)
13  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants in each Department have signed waivers to work voluntarily more than 48 hours per week; for how many the Minister has rescinded such a waiver; what grade of civil servant is involved; for what reason the waiver was requested; by whom; and if he will make a statement on his policy.
(15171)
14  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were employed by the Government Office for London in (a) May 2000, (b) November 2000, (c) May 2001 and (d) November 2001.
(15044)
15  
N  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee, how many barrels of Carlsberg Lager and Carlsberg Export Lager were sold by the House of Commons Refreshment Department in 2000.
(14139)
16  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the funding and role for Sport England within the regions.
(14846)
17  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the role of her Department in the development of specialist sports schools and colleges; and what help it is giving to the development of the Sports Co-ordinator Programme.
(14850)
18  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take and with which other Government Departments she is co-operating in order to enhance community development in relation to sport.
(14848)
19  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how her Department measures participation rates in sport; and what information she collates on (a) an age related and (b) a regional basis.
(14847)
20  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what resources were available to Sport England from (a) the Exchequer and (b) the Lottery in each region in each of the last two years.
(14851)
21  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had to ensure that there is greater co-ordination within different sports at (a) international, (b) national, (c) regional and (d) local levels.
(14849)
22  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the role of sport in regeneration, with specific reference to rural areas.
(14845)
23  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Minister for Sport's Answer to the honourable Member for Surrey Heath, on 5th November, Official Report, column 4, what was the basis of the analysis her Department used for the calculation of numbers of playing fields disposed of during the period 1992 to 1997.
(14844)
24  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many servicemen have retired from the armed forces in each of the last five years.
(15165)
25  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel have retired from (a) the Military Police and (b) the MoD police in each of the last five years.
(15166)
26  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many redundancies have taken place within the MoD police in each of the last three years; and how many MoD police have been transferred to the police service.
(15167)
27  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had on the merger of MoD police and the Atomic Energy police.
(15168)
28  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purchasing policy of the MoD police on UK-built vehicles is; how many MoD police vehicles are operated; and what makes of vehicles are used by the MoD police.
(15169)
29  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of running the MoD police was in the last 12 months.
(15170)
30  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military airlift provision is directed to delivering aid to Afghanistan.
(14624)
31  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to provide search and rescue services through a private finance initiative when the helicopters used in SAR operations are replaced.
(14623)
32  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd October, Official Report, column 114W, to the honourable Member for Lewes, on Operation Enduring Freedom, when he will place a copy of his letter in the Library.
(15241)
33  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on restrictions placed by Her Majesty's Government on the eligibility for compensation of former British civilian internees in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps.
(15028)
34  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were detained in Japanese camps in World War Two as British but have now been ruled as ineligible for compensation because of a lack of a blood link with the United Kingdom.
(15017)
35  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Chief Executive of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency met the First Secretary to discuss the relocation of the fixed wing aircraft repair business from RAF St Athan to Cardiff International Airport.
(15157)
36  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Defence Aviation Repair Agency requested the assistance of the Welsh Development Agency to facilitate the relocation of the fixed wing aircraft repair business from RAF St Athan to Cardiff International Airport.
(15156)
37  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future of RAF St Athan; and if he will make a statement.
(15155)
38  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the cost of retaining four sites within the Defence Aviation Repair Agency.
(15154)
39  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Brigadier Tim Taylor's Report on Deployable Medical Capability will be complete; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(13702)
40  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make statement on the quinquennial review of Defence Medical Services.
(13701)
41  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place a copy of the report, 'Defence Medical Services, Strategy for the Future', in the Library.
(13703)
42  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action her Department has taken to tackle discrimination against older people.
(14954)
43  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make it her policy to provide funding to support the programmes of community-based learning providers where these are affected by the decision to suspend individual learning accounts.
(13245)
44  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with representatives of community-based learning providers in respect of the impact on their provision of the suspension of individual learning accounts.
(13246)
45  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on skills shortages in the Wycombe constituency.
(14874)
46  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils of each ethnic group in the Wycombe constituency attend (a) grammar and (b) upper schools.
(14869)
47  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of school leavers (a) in the Wycombe constituency and (b) nationally entered higher education in each of the last four years.
(14873)
48  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to increase internet access to those without computers.
(15126)
49  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what his estimate is of the number of children who were judged to be illiterate on leaving school in England in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(13515)
50  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of literacy problems in England in the last three years; and what progress she has made with tackling illiteracy in that period.
(13516)
51  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the average (a) starting and (b) top scale teachers' salaries in real terms in each of the last 20 years, in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools.
(14413)
52  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the average salary of a teacher in London over the last 10 years.
(14409)
53  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish comparative figures for (a) starting and (b) top scale teacher salaries in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools.
(14414)
54  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 5th November to the honourable Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Official Report, column 54W, on teachers from ethnic minorities, how many teachers from ethnic minorities have (a) started training, (b) completed training and (c) started teaching, for the last two years that figures are available.
(14616)
55  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she is expecting to announce details of financial assistance to local councils for the disposal of refrigerators after 1st January 2002.
(14410)
56  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what emergency measures she is considering for the disposal of refrigerators after 1st January 2002.
(14411)
57  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sites of special scientific interest there are in the Wycombe constituency.
(14871)
58  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the NFU and (b) others about the NFU's proposals for individual identification of sheep and goats; and if he will make a statement.
(13952)
59  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire of 3rd September and 4th October concerning milk containers and recycling.
(15116)
60  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire of 20th August concerning the foot and mouth disease slaughter policy.
(15013)
61  
N  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance she is providing to the (a) London Borough of Redbridge and (b) Environment Agency to protect properties at risk from flooding.
(13976)
62  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to exclude the nuclear power industry from the climate change levy.
(14138)
63  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if (a) Ministers and (b) officials from Her Majesty's Treasury attended meetings on 27th July between representatives from Railtrack and the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.
(15259)
64  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact the administration of Railtrack on US investors will have on the terms on which future US investment is made in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(15270)
65  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if (a) Ministers and (b) officials from Her Majesty's Treasury attended meetings on 5th October between the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and the Rail Regulator.
(15261)
66  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from (a) US investors, (b) US investment companies and (c) US investor representative bodies regarding the administration of Railtrack.
(15268)
67  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he first discussed with (a) Ministers and (b) officials the request by Railtrack for the payment of £162 million on 1st October.
(15265)
68  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library of list of meetings regarding the rail industry held between (a) Ministers and (b) officials from Her Majesty's Treasury between 1st July and 7th October with (i) representatives of Railtrack, (ii) representatives of the Strategic Rail Authority and (iii) representatives of the Rail Regulator.
(15264)
69  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 7th November, Official Report, column 252W, when he was first informed that the Railway Administration Order 2001, relating to the potential administration of Railtrack, was being drafted.
(15040)
70  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if consultations took place between (a) officials and (b) Ministers from Her Majesty's Treasury and (i) officials and (ii) Ministers from the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions prior to 7th October, regarding (A) the drafting of the Railway Administration Order 2001 relating to the potential administration of Railtrack and (B) the request by Railtrack for the payment of £162 million on 1st October.
(15263)
71  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on the level of US investment in the United Kingdom that will result from the impact on US investors affected by the administration of Railtrack.
(15267)
72  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he first discussed the possibility of Railtrack being placed into administration with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and (b) the Prime Minister.
(15266)
73  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to assure US investors that public private partnerships in the UK are attractive investment opportunities.
(15269)
74  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from (a) British and (b) foreign public sector investors regarding the administration of Railtrack.
(15041)
75  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 7th November, Official Report, column 252W, when and by whom he was first informed that the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions was considering placing Railtrack into administration.
(15039)
76  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if (a) Ministers and (b) officials from Her Majesty's Treasury attended meetings on 25th July between the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and (i) the Chairman and (ii) other representatives of Railtrack.
(15260)
77  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he was informed prior to the announcement of the administration of Railtrack that the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions was considering the use of emergency legislation in respect of the powers of the Rail Regulator; and what discussions took place between his Department and the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on this matter prior to the announcement of the administration of Railtrack.
(15262)
78  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he was first advised, and by whom, that there was a prospect of Railtrack no longer being a going concern.
(15271)
79  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people over the age of 65 years pay income tax.
(14944)
80  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on how IR35 will affect training provision for IT contractors; and what new incentives are available to increase this training.
(14855)
81  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on IT contractors' training provision of (a) the introduction of IR35 and (b) the ending of Independent Learning Accounts.
(14854)
82  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with the Professional Contractors Group in the last 12 months.
(14852)
83  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the DfES regarding the decision to end Independent Learning Accounts, with specific reference to training for IT contractors.
(14853)
84  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 12th November, Official Report, column 531W, if he will specify how many cigarettes Customs and Excise guidelines state would prima facie be regarded as not for own use.
(15159)
85  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average (a) weekly wage, (b) weekly earnings, (c) income per head and (d) household income of (i) men and (ii) women was in each ethnic group in the Wycombe constituency in each of the last five years.
(14866)
86  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the receipts of (a) income tax, (b) corporation tax and (c) national insurance for November and December and January 2002.
(14300)
87  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which organisations have responded to the tax credits consultation paper issued by the Inland Revenue.
(15146)
88  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland are eligible for (i) the working families tax credit and (ii) the childcare tax credit.
(15147)
89  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the case of Miss Truong Vy Pham, Hanoi (Ref. P402281).
(13904)
90  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the establishment of national oversight mechanisms for (a) security and (b) genetic engineering of pathogenic organisms.
(13947)
91  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with its United States counterparts with regard to the United States' recent proposals to strengthen the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
(13945)
92  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy at the forthcoming Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention Review Conference.
(13951)
93  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has with regard to the development of a code of ethical conduct for bioscientists.
(13946)
94  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what United Nations procedures exist for investigating (a) suspicious outbreaks and (b) allegations of biological weapons use.
(13949)
95  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for the promotion of responsible conduct in the (a) study, (b) use, (c) modification and (d) shipment of pathogenic organisms.
(13953)
96  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals his Department has (a) to improve international disease control and (b) to enhance mechanisms for sending expert response teams to cope with outbreaks.
(13948)
97  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what powers individuals can be (a) prosecuted and (b) extradited for activities involving biological weapons.
(13954)
98  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that international progress towards the strengthening of the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention is sustained following the BTWC Review Conference.
(13950)
99  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his estimate is of the number of bottles of (a) wine and (b) other alcoholic beverages contained within the Goverment wine cellar, managed by his Department; what his estimate is of the value of the Government wine cellar; and if he will make a statement.
(13517)
100  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what provision he has made to increase intelligence on security matters since 11th September.
(14946)
101  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the requirements for EU documents to receive security classification, broken down by security grade.
(15172)
102  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many committees and advisory groups are funded by the European Community to advise the Commission; and at what cost.
(14859)
103  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what resolution he proposed on Afghanistan at the session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday 13th November.
(14858)
104  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent decision by the EU to lift the arms embargo on the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.
(14415)
105  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what items fall within the category of net capital expenditure of £1.5 million in 2001-02, referred to on page 30 of the 2001 Departmental Report.
(15250)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Public Service Agreement target for March for the connection of GP surgeries using clinical computer systems to the NHS net was met.
(14906)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the local authorities which reached the PSA target for the proportion of children in local authority care who had three or more placements in one year by 2001.
(14920)
108  
  
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 improve the educational attainment of children looked after by local authorities by increasing to at least 50 per cent. by 2001 the proportion of children leaving care aged 16 or above with a GCSE or GNVQ qualification.
(14948)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the reduction of levels of staff absence due to sickness and injury caused by violence.
(14912)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Public Service Agreement target is for 2001-02 for the proportion of children in local authority care to have three or more placements in one year.
(14913)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the anticipated saving is to public funds from the 100 PFI hospital schemes provided for in the NHS Plan by 2010.
(15247)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the connection of GP surgeries which use clinical computer systems to the NHS net by March 2002.
(14905)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target of a reduction in the death rate from accidents by at least 20 per cent. by 2010.
(14888)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target that everyone with suspected cancer should be able to see a specialist within two weeks of his or her GP deciding that there is a need to do so.
(14949)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) stomach and (d) prostate cancer sufferers have been helped by allocations from the New Opportunities Fund since 1999.
(15258)
116  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which targeted initiatives are receiving support from the £300 million provided by the New Opportunities Fund in January 1999.
(15252)
117  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target for reducing the national average emergency psychiatric re-admission rate by 2 per cent. by 2002.
(14914)
118  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the expected saving to public funds from the Private Finance Initiative schemes in (a) Carlisle, (b) Dartford and Gravesham and (c) South Buckinghamshire.
(15256)
119  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the performance indicators to be used for the measurement of the appraisals by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in pursuit of its Public Service Agreement with his Department.
(14903)
120  
  
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 the production of appraisals by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence by 31st March.
(14904)
121  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of savings from action on contractor fraud between 1999-2000 and 2001-02.
(14930)
122  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the £300 million provided by the New Opportunities Fund in 1999 to support targeted health initiatives has been (a) allocated and (b) spent.
(15253)
123  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of reducing the per capita rate of growth in emergency admissions of people aged over 75 years to an annual average of 2 per cent. up to 2002-03.
(14915)
124  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards the Public Service Agreement target of a national average annual increase of 10 per cent. on whole-time equivalent GPs from 1997 to 2002.
(14885)
125  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what projects are being funded from the £150 million made available from the New Opportunities Fund in September 1999.
(15254)
126  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Public Service Agreement target of efficiency and other value for money gains in the NHS equivalent to three per cent. per annum of health authority unified allocations.
(14902)
127  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of efficiency and other value for money gains in personal social services expenditure of two per cent. in 1999-2000 and 2000-01 and three per cent. in 2001-02.
(14947)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the anticipated savings to public funds from the Private Finance Initiative schemes for mental health and community services.
(15248)
129  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the improvement of primary care premises in areas of deprivation.
(14907)
130  
  
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 the number of new practice nurses by 2002.
(14908)
131  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the £150 million provided by the New Opportunities Fund in September 1999 to support health projects has been (a) allocated and (b) spent.
(15255)
132  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on success in meeting the Public Service Agreement target for procurement savings by NHS trusts in 2000-01.
(14901)
133  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on success in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of reducing to no more than 16 per cent. the proportion of children in local authority care who had three or more placements in one year by 2001.
(14921)
134  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the anticipated savings to public funds from the Private Finance Initiative schemes due to become operational in 2001.
(15257)
135  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target of a reduction in the death rate amongst people aged under 75 years by at least 40 per cent. by 2010.
(14889)
136  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which items of departmental expenditure fall within the category of miscellaneous services, referred to on page 30 of the 2001 Departmental Report.
(15251)
137  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the saving to public funds in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 is from the abolition of 14 administrative forms, referred to on page 17 of the 2001 Departmental Report.
(14910)
138  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target of a reduction in the death rate from suicide and undetermined injury by at least 20 per cent. by 2010.
(14886)
139  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards the Public Service Agreement target of a reduction in the death rate from cancer amongst people aged under 75 years by at least 20 per cent. by 2010
(14890)
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 procurement savings by NHS trusts in 2001-02
(14900)
141  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of a 50 per cent. reduction in prescription charge evasion by 2002-03.
(14899)
142  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target of a reduction in serious accidental injury relating to admission to hospital by at least 10 per cent. by 2010.
(14887)
143  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is of the NHS walk-in centres in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(14911)
144  
N  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce a national service framework for respiratory disease; and if he will make a statement.
(12691)
145  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of endometriosis diagnosed at (a) Dorset County, (b) Poole General and (c) Royal Bournemouth hospitals in the 1999-2000 data year were classified stage three or four.
(13943)
146  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what impact the cost of living supplement has had on the recruitment of nurses in (a) qualifying and (b) non-qualifying health authorities.
(13941)
147  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many endometriosis patients from Dorset were referred out of county for laser treatment during the data year 1999-2000.
(13944)
148  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of endometriosis were diagnosed in the 1999-2000 data year at (a) Dorset County, (b) Poole General and (c) Royal Bournemouth hospitals.
(13942)
149  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place a copy of each health authority's local modernisation review for 2002-03 in the Library as soon as they are received.
(14713)
150  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken in evaluating the baseline figures for intermediate care to audit compliance with the criteria set out in paragraph 7 of HSC 2001/01 : LAC (2001).
(14712)
151  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the definition of intermediate care in HSC 2001/01 : LAC (2001).
(14715)
152  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy from 1st April 2002 to give people an enforceable right not to be charged for intermediate care services.
(14714)
153  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in the NHS provide acupuncture for their patients within their practice.
(15019)
154  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funds are made available to general practitioners for the provision of acupuncture services as part of the treatments administered at their surgeries.
(15118)
155  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what priority will be accorded to his Department's policy research and the NHS Research and Development Programme to deal with strokes; and if he will make a statement.
(14028)
156  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were the recommendations of the Clinical Implementation Group in respect of cleft lip and palate services for the North West Region.
(15016)
157  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Government is taking to recruit additional (a) psychiatric and (b) approved social workers in the North East.
(15024)
158  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people gave blood in South Tyneside in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001; how many are projected to do so in 2002; and what plans he has to encourage blood-giving.
(15025)
159  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the composition of the NHS Reconfiguration Panel; when he expects appointments to this body will be made; what the remit of the panel is; and what measures he is taking to ensure its independence.
(14301)
160  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will deliver to the North Hampshire Hospital the additional funding for cardiac treatment which he pledged when he visited Basingstoke in May.
(15175)
161  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to proceed with the reforms of the Mental Health Act 1982 outlined in the White Paper, Reforming the Mental Health Act; and if he will make a statement.
(15178)
162  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the maximum permitted outpatient waiting time is for NHS patients; and if he will make a statement.
(13486)
163  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 1st November, Official Report, column 828W, by what date he expects to complete his review of activity and costs in the private health sector; what plans he has to publish the results of the review; and if he will make a statement.
(13485)
164  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 5th November, Official Report, column 112W, on private health care provision, how the money being made available to the NHS to buy treatment for NHS patients in the private sector will be spent on different medical specialties; how much money he estimates will be saved compared with carrying out the same treatments in the NHS itself; and if he will make a statement.
(14027)
165  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire of 10th September concerning care home fees.
(15117)
166  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the (a) income and (b) number of patients treated by Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, in the last financial year.
(15289)
167  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis social services departments will be graded with star ratings in accordance with his speech to the recent local government conference at Harrogate.
(14940)
168  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average (a) income of and (b) number of patients treated by an acute hospital in England and Wales was in the last financial year.
(15290)
169  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified cardiologists there were in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2000-01.
(15144)
170  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the new care standards for residential care homes in order of date required for implementation.
(15125)
171  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which minister attended the annual meetings of the (a) Police Federation and (b) National Black Police Association in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(15242)
172  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member for Putney will receive a substantive reply to his letter of 8th October, for which he received an acknowledgement on 7th November, on behalf of his constituent Ms Karen Devlin.
(14371)
173  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member for Putney will receive a substantive reply to his letter of 21st September, for which he received an acknowledgement on 7th November, on behalf of his constituent Mrs Olga Brown.
(14370)
174  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of keeping a person in an immigration detention establishment in England and Wales.
(14941)
175  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the activities and statements of Abu Abdullah of the Mosque of Piety, Leicester; and if he will make a statement.
(14974)
176  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the activities of Ayadi Chafiq bin Muhammed; and if he will make a statement.
(14972)
177  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of links between Al Massad and Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Taliban; and if he will make a statement.
(14973)
178  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the activities of Omar Al-Bayoumi (aka Abu Imard); and if he will make a statement.
(14976)
179  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the activities in the United Kingdom of the Al Massad organisation; and if he will make a statement.
(14975)
180  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civilian staff were employed by each police authority in England in each year since 1979 (a) in total and (b) per head of population.
(15239)
181  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) operational police officers per head of population there are in each police authority in England.
(15238)
182  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th November, Official Report, column 84W, on asylum seekers, what categories of data to be stored on the micro-chip on the asylum seeker's identification card were added after 5th November.
(15273)
183  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had concerning the introduction of compulsory community service for young people.
(15014)
184  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of (a) the effectiveness of the Crime Fighting Fund and (b) how it has been used in South Tyneside.
(15023)
185  
  
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the results of the public consultation on the review of sentencing.
(15021)
186  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police specials are working in the police service.
(15163)
187  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied to the police force in each of the last three years; and how many applicants failed to qualify.
(15164)
188  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison education departments have obtained a Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark.
(13958)
189  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have achieved (a) Entry Level Wordpower and Numberpower and (b) Level One Wordpower and Numberpower since December 1996.
(13959)
190  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have successfully completed the (a) Basic Skills Test in Life Skills, (b) Social and Life Skills Programme and (c) Oxford and Cambridge Board Diploma in Achievement.
(13956)
191  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisons operate Welfare to Work programmes.
(13963)
192  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners have successfully completed the Welfare to Work programme in each year since its introduction.
(13962)
193  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will state the names of contractors (a) providing prison education and (b) who have failed to reach the minimum standard required by the quality monitoring and assessment procedure; and what the grades obtained by each of them were.
(13961)
194  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prisons and (b) young offenders' institutions use IT systems which have not been networked.
(13960)
195  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners assessed as having literacy and numeracy skills below level two on entry to prison have achieved nationally accredited qualifications up to level two, since April 2000.
(13957)
196  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts for providing prison education have been withdrawn because contractors failed to reach the standards required for consideration in the re-tendering process since 1997.
(13955)
197  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for legislation to reduce the dangers posed to the public by people with a demonstrable history of high risk offending.
(15177)
198  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of links between the Islamic Society of Britain and (a) Muslim fundamentalist extremists and (b) anti-Zionist activism.
(14842)
199  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle debit and credit card fraud.
(15124)
200  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on establishing closer co-operation across the European Union in the field of riot policing.
(15158)
201  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evaluations were made by his Department before permitting the National Radiological Protection Board to erect TETRA masts for the emergency services.
(14622)
202  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the risks to the emergency services of erecting TETRA masts; and if he will make a statement.
(14618)
203  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research has been done to evaluate the potential health risks caused by TETRA masts; and if he will make a statement.
(14621)
204  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evaluations were made by his Department before permitting the National Radiological Protection Board to erect TETRA masts for the emergency services.
(14619)
205  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the number of TETRA masts to be erected in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.
(14620)
206  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department has taken to tackle discrimination against older people.
(14955)
207  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will set out the conclusions her Department reached in its examination of further support to the CARICOM-sponsored regional plan for tackling HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean; and if she will make a statement.
(14412)
208  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will set out how the funding for the second phase of the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre Project has been allocated and itemise the purposes to which it has been applied, by island or territory.
(14416)
209  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the savings achieved by the Northern Ireland Court Service's public private partnership agreement with ICL for the provision of IS/IT services.
(14898)
210  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the saving to public funds to be achieved by her Department's Private Finance Initiative contract with the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency to digitise and make available on the internet the population censuses which are open to the public.
(14894)
211  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Public Service Agreement target for the proportion of (a) witnesses and (b) victims giving evidence on the day that they are called in magistrates' courts.
(15005)
212  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the savings were in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01 from energy efficiency in his Department.
(14922)
213  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost in 2000-01 was of the appointment of a health officer in the Public Record Office; and what it will be in 2001-02.
(14895)
214  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the level of absenteeism was in the Public Record Office in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(14896)
215  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the progress of and cost saving from the Public Private Partnership to procure a building adjacent to the new court complex and the Royal Courts of Justice for the location of headquarters staff.
(14897)
216  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what savings have been achieved in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 as a result of his Department's response to the National Audit Office Report, Criminal Justice Working Together.
(14926)
217  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost in 2001-02 is of his Department's (a) interest-free loans for cycles and cycling equipment and (b) cycle mileage rates.
(14925)
218  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what Private Finance Initiative contracts have been signed by his Department in the current financial year.
(14924)
219  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which public service agreement targets for 2001 to 2004 support the Government's objectives in relation to family law.
(15115)
220  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of reducing in real terms the unit cost of an asylum appeal.
(14994)
221  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the reduction of courtroom over-capacity by March 2002.
(15003)
222  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the Complaints Unit set up by the Public Trust Office.
(14992)
223  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the series of targets which have replaced the Public Service Agreement target of (a) three per cent. annual efficiency gains and (b) a reduction in support costs as a proportion of running costs.
(14993)
224  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what further resources were (a) sought and (b) obtained to enable the achievement of the Public Service Agreement target on the commencement of Crown Court cases.
(14998)
225  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the cost of publicly funded criminal defence services by March 2002.
(14999)
226  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of increasing the (a) number and (b) proportion of young offenders fast-tracked.
(14996)
227  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the extension of the work of the Special Investigations Unit to criminal cases.
(14989)
228  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost in 2000-01 was of the inclusion of the Lexicon Portal in the Court Service website.
(14979)
229  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target for 2002 for the proportion of service delivery transactions provided to the public electronically.
(14987)
230  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the accruals to public funds in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 from the sale of fixed assets.
(14918)
231  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost in 2001-02 of the pilot scheme is for the online issue of claims.
(14978)
232  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the Public Service Agreement target was in 2000-01 for the number of lay magistrates (a) appointed and (b) recommended for appointment against estimated need; and if it was met.
(14983)
233  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the (a) baseline for and (b) redress for the failure to achieve the Public Service Agreement target in 1999-2000 of reducing the unit cost of an item of originating process in the civil courts.
(14945)
234  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will publish the unqualified audit opinion that was obtained on his Department's 1999-2000 resource accounts.
(14923)
235  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the video conferencing project linking the Royal Courts of Justice with (a) Leeds Combined Court Centre and (b) Cardiff County Court.
(15029)
236  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost to public funds of the statutory instruments introduced in 1999-2000; and if he will list them.
(15128)
237  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the public service agreements which apply to magistrates' courts.
(15035)
238  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will state the (a) cost in 2001-02, (b) objectives and (c) components of the national strategy to raise the profile of the lay magistracy and encourage recruitment from all parts of the community.
(15031)
239  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost is in 2001-02 of the Libra project.
(15038)
240  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the costs to public funds of (a) criminal damage and (b) embezzlement of public funds and investigations thereof in the latest year for which figures are available.
(15245)
241  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the expected savings to public funds from the Private Finance Initiative contracts signed by his Department in 2000-01.
(15036)
242  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the savings in 2000-01 resulting from the introduction of conditional fee arrangements.
(15037)
243  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost in 2001-02 is of the touch screen kiosk service to be implemented in Shropshire.
(14981)
244  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what additional resources, referred to on Page 10 of the Departmental Report 2001, have been directed to the Circuits for Part 51 work.
(14982)
245  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his Department's response to the National Audit Office report, Funds in Court: Unclaimed Balances.
(14929)
246  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost in 2001-02 is of the facility which enables e-mail applications to be made to Preston County Court.
(14980)
247  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much his Department gave in capital grants to the private sector in (a) 1998-99 (b) 1999-2000, (c) 2000-01 and (d) 2001-02; and if he will specify the purposes for which they were made.
(14927)
248  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost to public funds was in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 of the court building programme.
(14919)
249  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on performance in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 against the Public Service Agreement target of maintaining the average unit cost per court case constraint in real terms in Northern Ireland.
(14916)
250  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the £110,000 awarded in 2001-02 as grant-in-aid to Newcastle University for research into provision of information meetings.
(14917)
251  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the (a) cost and (b) savings in 2000-01 of the pilot scheme at Leeds Combined Court offering mediation to all parties in defended cases.
(15032)
252  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the baseline for the Public Service Agreement target of reducing in real terms the unit cost of cases in the Crown Court.
(15002)
253  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the failure to achieve the Public Service Agreement target for the average cost of the duty solicitor scheme per person assisted.
(15000)
254  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the failure to achieve the Public Service Agreement target for the average cost of an act of advice and assistance in criminal cases.
(15001)
255  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Public Service Agreement target for the proportion of magistrates' courts to have witness support facilities.
(15006)
256  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Public Service Agreement target of contracting for civil and family legal services solely with quality-assured providers setting out the (a) costs and (b) savings entailed.
(15007)
257  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the improvement of the rights of dependants by 31st March 2002.
(15004)
258  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of increasing the proportion of (a) victims, (b) witnesses and (c) jurors who regard their experience in the criminal justice system as acceptable.
(14997)
259  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the proportion of ministerial and other departmental correspondence answered within the target deadline.
(14986)
260  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target of halving the time from arrest to sentence for persistent young offenders.
(14995)
261  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the reason for the non-specification in the 2001 departmental report of performance indicators for the Public Service Agreement target for the percentage of non-publicly funded expenditure spent on court service headquarters and corporate services group in the Lord Chancellor's Department headquarters.
(14984)
262  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on (a) the criteria for assessment of and (b) progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target of an improvement in the proportion of training which contributes to improvements in job performance.
(14985)
263  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the use of (a) BACS to achieve value for money in the payment of invoices and (b) electronic commerce.
(14990)
264  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the initiatives funded from the unallocated reserve established for that purpose.
(14991)
265  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in meeting the Public Service Agreement target for the reduction of sickness absence in (a) the Public Trust Office and (b) the Court Service.
(14988)
266  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many copies of his Department's information booklet on dispute resolution methods were issued in 2000-01; and what the cost was of its publication.
(15033)
267  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost is in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 of the area criminal justice strategy committees.
(15034)
268  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress towards his Department's objective of achieving full cost recovery in the civil courts.
(14928)
269  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost was in 2000-01 of absence through sickness in his Department.
(15030)
270  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on progress in achieving the Land Registry's Public Service Agreement target of a 6 per cent. return on capital employed.
(14891)
271  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Land Registry's Public Service Agreement target of achieving a cost per unit in real terms of £25.09 in 2000-01; and what the target is for 2001-02.
(14892)
272  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Public Record Office's Private Finance Initiative contract with a private supplier to provide its UK National Digital Archive of Datasets facility for preserving and making available government electronic datasets.
(14893)
273  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will lift the ban on research into the deliberations of juries.
(15179)
274  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the percentage of the IRA's arsenal which has been put beyond use.
(15272)
275  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is his estimate of the cost of his visit to the United States on 7th November; which officials and ministers accompanied him; and if he will make a statement.
(14140)
276  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he (a) instructed or (b) agreed to the Cabinet Secretary signing the Pledge to British Moslems; and if he will make a statement.
(15120)
277  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met representatives of the Islamic Society of Britain; and what plans he has to do so in future.
(15122)
278  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Islamic Society of Britain has signified its support for the Coalition's military action against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
(15123)
279  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he was invited by the Islamic Society of Britain to sign their Pledge to British Moslems; when a text for the pledge was first communicated to him; when he agreed to sign; and whether the text first communicated to him was that which was signed on his behalf.
(15121)
280  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the pledges signed by (a) the holder of the office of Cabinet Secretary and (b) himself since 1st May 1997.
(15119)
281  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what resources of the NAO are directed to the follow-up of qualifications to (a) agency and (b) departmental accounts; and if he will make a statement.
(15246)
282  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the final cost of the Sellafield MOX plant constructed by BNFL was.
(14861)
283  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the annual throughput capacity is of the Sellafield MOX plant; and what the original design capacity was.
(14860)
284  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the purchase price paid by BNFL for each of the companies acquired in the US since 1990 was.
(14862)
285  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value is of overseas contracts won by BNFL since 1990 for (a) reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, (b) shipping spent nuclear, vitrified waste and MOX fuel and (c) manufacturing MOX fuel.
(14864)
286  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) profit and (b) loss of BNFL Inc. has been in each year since the company was established.
(14863)
287  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the responses received to her consultation document, Routes to Resolution.
(14373)
288  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement about the sale price of photovoltaic energy for national grid purposes; and how this price compares with those in other EU member states.
(14372)
289  
N  
Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the number of employment tribunal claims in the last five years; and what steps her Department is taking to reduce the extent of non-compliance with regulations by employers.
(14374)
290  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of operating the Atomic Energy police force in the last 12 months; and how many Atomic Energy police officers are employed.
(15160)
291  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what makes of vehicles are operated by the Atomic Energy Police force; and what is the purchasing policy on UK-built vehicles by the Atomic Energy police.
(15161)
292  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Atomic Energy police have (a) transferred to the police service and (b) been made redundant in each of the last three years; and what plans she has to merge the Atomic Energy police force and the MoD police force.
(15162)
293  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Consignia staff are employed at the Nine Elms Royal Mail sorting office; and what plans he has for the future of this sorting office.
(14953)
294  
  
Mr Andrew Mitchell (Sutton Coldfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proposals she has for amending the regulation of accountancy to ensure that accountants (a) report all money laundering which comes to their attention and (b) play no part in (i) opening accounts and (ii) setting up and closing down shell companies to carry it on.
(15249)
295  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to (a) assist and (b) compensate sub postmasters in Northern Ireland, with special reference to owners of rural post offices, affected by the phasing out of the old system of benefit payments in favour of the automatic credit transfer system.
(14977)
296  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken to encourage Consignia to make greater use of rail freight for mail deliveries.
(15027)
297  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of mail was carried by (a) road and (b) rail in each of the last five years.
(15026)
298  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many council tenants in England have taken advantage of cash incentive scheme payments in order to buy a home in the private sector in 2000-01; what restrictions there are on the amount of grant that may be made available in (a) Poole and (b) London and the South East; and what the maximum amount of grant allowed is, as a proportion of average house prices in (a) and (b).
(14375)
299  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with the Environment Agency regarding planning policy guidance on building in areas subject to flooding.
(14839)
300  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the reasons for the decision not to call in the planning application of Ebley Wharf in Stroud.
(14840)
301  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on targets for development on brown field sites, with specific reference on how to prevent town cramming.
(14841)
302  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what criteria he uses to determine the calling in of planning applications, with specific reference to development in the flood plains.
(14838)
303  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what level of social housing provision there was in each of the last 10 years.
(14837)
304  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if she will request (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) the Vehicles Inspectorate to undertake an assessment of overcrowding on the Stagecoach 69 bus service between Llandogo and Monmouth carrying pupils to and from school.
(15243)
305  
N  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the minutes of his meeting with the Rail Regulator on 5th October.
(14784)
306  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the estimated cost is per medal of providing a 30 year long-service award for fire officers.
(15174)
307  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many serving fire officers have 30 years or more service.
(15240)
308  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact the European Directive on Compulsory Training for LGV and PCV drivers will have on voluntary minibus drivers required to hold a D1 driving licence.
(14939)
309  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the revisions to the timetable for planned improvements to the (a) track and (b) stations in the Wycombe constituency in the last six months.
(14879)
310  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    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) Wycombe District Council and (b) Buckinghamshire County Council in each of the last four years.
(14870)
311  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes have taken place in Government support for the London Borough of Hackney, using 1994-95 as the base year, to 2000-01, including the government general revenue support, revenue support grant, redistributed business rates and damping grants and specific government grants but excluding housing subsidy, benefits subsidy and mandatory awards; and if he will make a statement.
(15020)
312  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will deposit in the Library a list of all the stations owned by Railtrack and their estimated value.
(14783)
313  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he ordered the drafting of legislation (a) prior to and (b) following his meeting with the Rail Regulator on 5th October to remove the power from the Regulator to hold an interim financial review.
(14785)
314  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the revenue that could have been raised from brought-forward payment of track access charges if the Rail Regulator had held an interim financial review on 5th October.
(14782)
315  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the number of affordable homes achieved via (a) section 106 agreements and (b) unilateral undertakings by London boroughs between April 2000 and April 2001.
(14951)
316  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made by the Strategic Rail Authority in their investigation into the possibility of a third extension of the East London Line to Clapham Junction.
(14952)
317  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the number of registered social landlord homes (a) built and (b) approved for building by London boroughs between April 2000 and April 2001.
(14950)
318  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to issue instructions to exempt (a) teachers, (b) fire fighters, (c) police officers and (d) nurses from payment of the congestion charges in London.
(15018)
319  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he had with the European Commission prior to his decision on placing Railtrack in administration.
(15045)
320  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries in road traffic accidents occur to passengers where they and the car driver are under 21 years.
(15015)
321  
N  
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent meetings he has had with UK Government departments to represent the interests of small businesses in Wales.
(12469)
322  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action his Department has taken to tackle discrimination against older people.
(14956)
323  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam of 6th November, Official Report, column 195W, on Removing the Barriers, if he will specify improvements which have been introduced as a result of the report's recommendations.
(14617)
324  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department or its predecessor last reviewed its policy towards paying travelling expenses to potential employees coming for interview.
(14856)
325  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department applied for Investors in People; and if it has achieved it (a) in whole and (b) in part.
(14857)
326  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) male and (b) female members of each ethnic group have participated in the New Deal from the Wycombe constituency since it was set up.
(14868)
327  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women in each ethnic group living in the Wycombe constituency were in receipt of income-related benefits in each of the last four years.
(14876)
328  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    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 Wycombe constituency in the last 12 months, (b) the destinations of people leaving the scheme and (c) the cost involved.
(14867)
329  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women in each ethnic group of pensionable age there (i) were in the Wycombe constituency and (ii) have been in each of the last four years.
(14878)
330  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to help unemployed people over 50 years of age back into work in South Tyneside.
(15022)
331  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the housing benefit verification framework on the increase in formal complaints of maladministration.
(12956)
332  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to divide the housing benefit caseload into age-related client groups.
(12958)
333  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of fees he expects to have to spend to commission alternative proposals to the Integrated Inquiry Service; and who has been commissioned to produce these proposals.
(12955)
334  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the transition from housing benefit review boards to the Appeals Service.
(12957)
335  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reduce the number of transitional protection schemes that different housing benefits recipients are on.
(12959)
336  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the principles which underlie the Performance Framework; in what ways it differs from the system of Best Value; and whether it will be piloted in local authority areas.
(12939)
337  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions he has used his statutory powers to direct improved standards of performance following persistent failures to deliver acceptable benefit services; and in which local authority areas those powers have been exercised in the last three years.
(12940)
338  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what lessons he has drawn from the ONE pilots about the administration of housing benefit and council tax benefit; and what new guidance to local authorities is being proposed.
(12941)
339  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has made to simplify the non-dependent deduction scheme.
(12950)
340  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reform of the housing benefit extended payment scheme.
(12952)
341  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the rate at which housing benefit is withdrawn as earnings rise.
(12954)
342  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what projects will be undertaken by the Employment Advisory Panel; what its budget is; how many support staff it will have; to whom it will report; and when.
(12942)
343  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the reasons for abandoning the Integrated Inquiry Service.
(12943)
344  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local authority housing benefit managers he has met since he took responsibility for housing benefit.
(12944)
345  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits he has made to local authority housing benefit offices since he took responsibility for housing benefit.
(12945)
346  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many representations he has received from individual local authorities, local government associations and pressure groups on the administrative complexity of the housing benefit/council tax benefit system.
(12946)
347  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received from local government ombudsmen in England, Wales and Scotland about the administrative complexity of the housing benefit and council tax benefit systems.
(12947)
348  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to discuss with local government ombudsmen in England, Wales or Scotland the administrative complexity of the housing benefit/council tax system.
(12948)
349  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to fix housing benefit awards for set periods.
(12949)
350  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to simplify the rent limitations mechanism in the private rented sector.
(12951)
351  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has about increasing earnings disregards for housing benefit.
(12953)
352  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out an action plan to address the concerns expressed by the Comptroller and Auditor General in qualifying the 2000-01 accounts of the Child Support Agency.
(15244)
353  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answers of 29th October, Official Report, column 525W, on departmental advertising and 31st October, Official Report, column 749W, on the Disability Discrimination Act, for what reason the 'What Have You Got to Offer?' advertising campaign was not included in the table of departmental advertising campaigns for 2000-01.
(15176)
354  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if incapacity benefit claimants who make a claim at a jobcentre plus office are assigned a personal adviser immediately.
(15148)
355  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what benefit take-up campaigns have been launched since 1997; and what the cost was of each.
(15153)
356  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th October, Official Report, column 442W, on benefit payouts (ACT), what information is collected about benefit recipients and automated credit transfer.
(15173)
357  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisations have responded to the consultation documents on (a) the pension credit and (b) invalid care allowance.
(15145)
358  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pension schemes have been closed to new members in each year since 1997; and what the size is of each of the schemes that has been closed.
(15149)
359  
N  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary about tackling violent crime in Wales.
[Question Unstarred] (12480)
360  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) children of each ethnic group in the Wycombe constituency are classified as socially excluded.
[Transferred] (14872)
361  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) male and (b) female members of ethnic communities are Queen's Counsel.
[Transferred] (14943)
362  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much section 11 funding is allocated to each of the London borough authorities.
[Transferred] (14942)
363  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people of each ethnic group (a) live in the Wycombe constituency and (b) have been living there during the past four years.
[Transferred] (14875)
364  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Social Exclusion Unit's report on teenage pregnancy.
[Transferred] (15152)
365  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which companies located in the Buckingham constituency received Investors in People awards in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
[Transferred] (14909)
366  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action has been taken by each local authority in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 to increase benefit take-up; how much each campaign has cost; and how many people are employed by each local authority to improve benefit take-up.
[Transferred] (15150)
367  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the local government performance indicators for 2000-01 on housing benefit and council tax benefit for each local authority.
[Transferred] (15151)
368  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of unemployment in the Wycombe constituency was in (a) September 2000 and (b) September 2001.
[Transferred] (14877)


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