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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 15 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 15 November, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER
1  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15477)
2  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will disaggregate by (a) age and (b) sex the information given in Figure 3.7 of the document Winning the Generation Game.
(14960)
3  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, when a list of landholdings specified in the legislation transferring parish glebe land to the Church of England dioceses was (a) compiled and (b) published; and where a copy can be viewed.
(15635)
4  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the legal basis of the power of arrest of officers in the Royal Parks Constabulary.
(15655)
5  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, at the employment tribunal hearing of the claim by WPC Kaur, how many days were taken (a) by the claimants' case and (b) by the response on her behalf; when the judgment is expected; and if she will instruct the Royal Park Constabulary not to stop paying WPC Kaur before the judgment is given.
(15283)
6  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she (a) instructed him not to and (b) was informed that the former head of the Royal Parks Constabulary did not give oral evidence on her behalf in the employment tribunal case of WPC Kaur.
(15284)
7  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money is held in the National Lottery distribution fund which is not committed to projects; and if she will make a statement.
(15315)
8  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total value of Lottery ticket sales in the Twickenham constituency has been since the National Lottery began.
(15313)
9  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many appointments she has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in her gift.
(15492)
10  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her plans are for representation for Scotland on the proposed OFCOM; and if she will make a statement.
(15066)
11  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15487)
12  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will meet the managing director of the Mineseeker organisation to discuss the removal of landmines.
(15142)
13  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will respond to the letter he received recently from the managing director of the Mineseeker organisation.
(15130)
14  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 8th November, Official Report, column 380W, on the application of the Race Relations Act 1976 to service personnel, what plans he has to amend sections 75(2c) and 75(10A) of the Race Relations Act 1976 to ensure that service personnel asked to serve on sovereign bases outside the European Union are protected by the Race Relations Act 1976.
(15638)
15  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will amend the UK armed forces policy statements on equal opportunities to make it clear that service personnel serving wholly on sovereign bases outside the European Union are not covered by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
(15637)
16  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of Article 6(1) and Article 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in relation to the case of Surinder Nath Saggar of Brompton on Swale, North Yorkshire.
(15640)
17  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions the Government has had with the Commission for Racial Equality concerning the applicability of the Race Relations Act 1976 to service personnel serving on sovereign bases outside the European Union.
(15641)
18  
  
Mr William Hague (Richmond (Yorks)):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursant to his Answer of 8th November, Official Report, column 380W, on the application of the Race Relations Act 1976 to service personnel, if he will list the overseas military bases where the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 do not apply to service personnel working wholly there.
(15639)
19  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for personnel involved in Exercise Saif Sareea II to be deployed to Afghanistan to aid in the operations in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(15314)
20  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress on projects (a) Connaught and (b) Allenby.
(15070)
21  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to make funding available to carry out essential repairs to the Royal Garrison Church, Aldershot.
(15068)
22  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many churches in the United Kingdom are maintained by his Department; and if he will list their locations by denomination.
(15071)
23  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the proposed Ministry of Defence payment system and the role of prime contractor EDS.
(14629)
24  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9th November, Official Report, column 435W, on the cost of Operation Veritas, for what reason he has referred the honourable Member for North Esssex to an answer to a previous question, referring to a letter to the honourable Member for Lewes, 23rd October, Official Report, column 114W, which has not been sent; and when he will (a) give and (b) publish in the Official Report a substantive answer to the question from the honourable Member for North Essex.
(15275)
25  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evaluation has been made by (a) the UK and (b) its allies of the use of cluster bombs in Kosovo, with particular respect to the impact of these weapons on civilians (i) during and (ii) after hostilities.
(15669)
26  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total cost to date of research conducted by (a) his Department and (b) consultants on behalf of his Department, into the health effects of the multiple immunisations programme implemented for service personnel and medical auxilliaries who served in the Gulf War; and what resources are allocated for future research.
(15577)
27  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 9th November, Official Report, column 434W, on ballistic missiles, when he will place a copy of the Code of Conduct in the Library.
(15182)
28  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists, called up in the last month, have reported for duty; and if he will make a statement.
(15185)
29  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action her Department is taking to monitor the number of classes with over 30 pupils in Key Stage 1 and to deal with such cases.
(15009)
30  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of individual learning account credits was spent on IT-related skills.
(15010)
31  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many appointments she has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in her gift.
(15484)
32  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what evaluation she intends to make of the educational maintenance allowance pilots; and when.
(15469)
33  
N  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to allow tuition fees to be deductible against tax.
(12693)
34  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the waiting time is and how many are on the waiting list for (a) behavioural therapists and (b) speech therapists for primary school children in (a) England and (b) Shropshire.
(14790)
35  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of special needs pupils on primary school SATs results for (a) England and (b) Shropshire.
(14791)
36  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to review the national schools funding formula.
(15046)
37  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools took part in the graduate training scheme for teachers in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(15555)
38  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to reform the Education School Standards and Framework Act 1998; and if she will make a statement.
(15553)
39  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the schools which took part in the graduate training scheme for teachers had less than 25 per cent. gain five A* to C grades at GCSE in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(15558)
40  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the cost of providing an internet-based application system for post-graduate teacher training.
(15559)
41  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students took part in the graduate training scheme for teachers in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(15556)
42  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish the names of the successful local education authorities for PFI schemes in the next financial year.
(15552)
43  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local education authorities have had PFI school schemes approved in the first four tranches; which ones are within their approved timed programme; and how many months of delay have elapsed for those which are behind schedule.
(15551)
44  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to extend Sure Start to all local education authorities; and if she will make a statement.
(15557)
45  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applications were received; how many applicants were accepted; how many applicants commenced training; and how many have failed to complete training in each of the years since the establishment of the fast track teacher recruitment scheme.
(15561)
46  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applicants who were rejected by the fast track teaching scheme were referred to the Graduate Teacher Training Register for placement on other teacher training programmes for 2001-02.
(15562)
47  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applications were received by the Graduate Teacher Training Register for post graduate teacher training for the year 2001-02; how many applications were successful; how many applicants commenced training; and what was the cost per student of placing them on a graduate teacher training register scheme.
(15563)
48  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to extend educational maintenance allowances to all areas of all local education authorities.
(15554)
49  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many rejected applicants for fast track teaching were subsequently placed on other post-graduate teacher training programmes through the Graduate Teacher Training Register; what was the total additional resource allocation for this purpose; and if she will make a statement.
(15560)
50  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to reduce the number of bodies involved in controlling illegal imports of food.
(15193)
51  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will answer the letter dated 8th August from the honourable Member for Banbury concerning Mr Rodney Thompson and those leaving the pig industry.
(15602)
52  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements she has made for the disposal of unwanted fridges and freezers from 1st January 2002 under European Directive 2037/2000.
(15595)
53  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 9th November, Official Report, column 452W, on warm front grants, if her Department has received representations from other sources; and if she will publish for each of the last three years for which information is available, by region (a) the average cost of work under the scheme and (b) the maximum level set for grants paid for individual householders.
(15181)
54  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislation concerning the administrative burden in the Food Standards Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(15184)
55  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on the fox population of the ban on hunting during the foot and mouth crisis.
(15334)
56  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proposals she has made for inclusion on the agenda of the World Summit on Sustainable Development; and which of these were (a) discussed and (b) recommended for inclusion on the agenda at the meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe Meeting in Geneva on 24th and 25th September.
(13247)
57  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many appointments she has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in her gift.
(15481)
58  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to letters dated 2nd August and 10th September from the honourable Member for Weston-Super-Mare on foot and mouth disease.
(15668)
59  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what scientific evidence her Department has evaluated which supports the assumption that animals vaccinated against foot and mouth can pass the disease on to uninfected animals.
(15667)
60  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funds are available from the (a) EU and (b) UK Government to compensate agriculture in Britain for losses caused by the weakness of the Euro; and how much has been paid, by categories, in each of the last three periods for which figures are available.
(15403)
61  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many compensation payments in the foot and mouth epidemic were (a) over £1 million, (b) between £500,000 and £1 million, (c) between £250,000 and £500,000 and (d) between £100,000 and £250,000.
(15583)
62  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the terms of the agreement with SCIMAC setting up farm-scale evaluations of GMOs that (a) plants that have been harvested should be removed from the trial sites and (b) the sites should be subsequently ploughed, destroying any remaining roots, have been complied with.
(15282)
63  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff at her Department's office in Worcester performing comparable duties are on different rates of pay; what is the reason for such discrepancy; and if she will make a statement.
(15633)
64  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the (a) functions performed, (b) numbers of staff employed for each function and (c) proportion of staff coming from the former (i) Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and (ii) Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions for each function, in her Department.
(15632)
65  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the state of industrial reations at her Department's office in Worcester; and if she will make a statement.
(15631)
66  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likely implications of industrial action at her Department's office in Worcester for the efficient delivery of services by that office; and if she will make a statement.
(15634)
67  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she has taken to ensure that sub-standard meat is not permitted to enter the UK.
(15645)
68  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will propose amendments to the Animal Health Bill to cover failures by (a) DEFRA officials, (b) army personnel and (c) veterinary surgeons to respect her Department's bio security rules.
(15648)
69  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received on the future of auction marts.
(15647)
70  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes she proposes to make to the licensing provisions for animal movements.
(15646)
71  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the prospects for beef exports to (a) Germany, (b) the Netherlands, (c) Italy and (d) France; and how many United Kingdom plants are qualified to export beef.
(14787)
72  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what time limit has been set for the continuation of the Over 30 Months Cattle Scheme.
(14792)
73  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle were slaughtered under the Over 30 Months Cattle Scheme in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001.
(14794)
74  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on the continuation of the OTMS scheme.
(14788)
75  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of the Over Thirty Months Cattle Scheme in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001.
(14793)
76  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the members of the Working Group established to take forward the Consultative Exercise on Radiation Risk from Interval Emitters; what the remit of CERRIE is; what resources are available to support CERRIE's work; and whether CERRIE meetings are held in public.
(15575)
77  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the Sellafield MOX Plant since the decision to endorse the go-ahead for the Sellafield MOX Plant.
(15574)
78  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations she has had with the Department of Trade and Industry since 11th September in respect of the availability of independent expertise on the security of nuclear facilities.
(15578)
79  
  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what are the criteria for imposing a ban on animal movements in Devon; and when these criteria were last met.
(15592)
80  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many, and what percentage of flights arriving at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted and (d) other airports in the UK were checked, in the latest year for which figures are available, for the presence of food intended for illegal importation; and of those flights checked, on how many occasions such food was found.
(15192)
81  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of customs resources available to control the importation of illegal food.
(15197)
82  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15476)
83  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many single parent families have more than (a) one child, (b) two children, (c) three children and (d) four children.
(15337)
84  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which nations and regions of the United Kingdom the Government capital modernisation grant scheme is applicable.
(15067)
85  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the result of the review of the future funding of the NHS, commissioned from Derek Wanless, upon receipt of the report in April 2002.
(15054)
86  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account he takes of greenhouse gas emissions when determining excise duties for (a) biodiesel, (b) bioethanol, (c) compressed natural gas and (d) liquid petroleum gas.
(15613)
87  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish his Pre-Budget Report; and if he will make a statement.
(14145)
88  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the briefings his officials have given to newspapers on Railtrack in the last seven days.
(15332)
89  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the cost of lowering the higher rate of income tax by 1 pence.
(15395)
90  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with King Abdullah of Jordan during his recent visit on (a) the Middle East peace process, (b) terrorists living in Britain, (c) terrorism outside Britain, (d) Iraqi sanctions and (e) the present economic situation in Jordan.
(15610)
91  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made regarding the (a) religious make-up and (b) ethnic make-up of Afghanistan; and what is his policy on the role of each of the (i) religions and (ii) ethnic groupings within Afghanistan in a future government of Afghanistan.
(15607)
92  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made regarding the role of an elite police unit in Trebos, Macedonia, during its recent deployment.
(15609)
93  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has met the (a) Head of the Cabinet's Defence and Overseas Secretariat, Robert Cooper, and (b) UN special representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, since 11th September; and what was discussed during each of these meetings.
(15611)
94  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what occasions he has discussed the prospect of a United Nations monitoring force for Afghanistan with the government of Turkey; and what was discussed.
(15608)
95  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Saudi authorities concerning the arrest and continuing incarceration of Christians in Jiddah.
(15194)
96  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if UK approval for China's application to join the WTO was contingent on an improvement in human rights within (a) China and (b) Tibet.
(15195)
97  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15483)
98  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Turkish Government regarding recent statements by the Turkish Prime Minister, and the Foreign Minister, relating to the occupied area of Northern Cyprus and EU admission.
(15331)
99  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people have been charged with offences before the International War Crimes Tribunal; and how many have been (a) convicted and (b) acquitted.
(15335)
100  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government there shall be self-determination of the people of Gibraltar.
(15277)
101  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent consultations he has had with (a) the United Nations and (b) the International Red Cross about the use of cluster bombs.
(15656)
102  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of preparations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in The Gambia.
(15604)
103  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of preparations for the forthcoming elections in the Solomon Islands; and if he will make a statement on relations with the Solomon Islands.
(15603)
104  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current situation in Tuvalu.
(15605)
105  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received concerning the Shelter Now aid workers imprisoned by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan since August.
(14786)
106  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of existing international efforts to prevent ballistic missile proliferation, with particular reference to the MTCR; and what international plans there are to strengthen these efforts.
(15642)
107  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response he has made to the Russian suggestion to enagage permanent members of the Security Council in negotiations on nuclear weapons reductions.
(15643)
108  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what work has been undertaken by Government officials with the LOTIS Committee and the LOTIS Group on NGO objections to the liberalisation of trade in services.
(15653)
109  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on arms control in outer space.
(15649)
110  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which places the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State visited during her recent visit to Zimbabwe with the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group; whom she met; and what discussions she has had since returning from the region.
(15407)
111  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made by (a) Hungary, (b) Poland, (c) the Czech Republic, (d) Cyprus, (e) Slovenia, (f) Malta, (g) Lithuania, (h) Estonia, (i) Latvia, (j) Slovakia, (k) Romania and (l) Bulgaria in their respective accession processes to the European Union.
(15396)
112  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on links between Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and the conflict diamonds trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(15406)
113  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received concerning the deaths of three Macedonian soldiers near the village of Trebos, Macedonia, on 11th November.
(15405)
114  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Greece regarding the condition of the Afghan, Iraqi Kurds and Pakistani refugees who recently disembarked on the island of Zakynthos.
(14738)
115  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Zimbabwe government concerning the forthcoming presidential elections; and if he will make a statement.
(14739)
116  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many persons died wholly or primarily as a result of the use of (a) alcohol, (b) tobacco, (c) cannabis, (d) heroin and (e) cocaine in the last year for which figures are available.
(15287)
117  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the timescale of the police investigation into the death of a patient due to a blocked oxygen pipe at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford in July and other alleged related incidents within the NHS is affected by record keeping with regard to (a) off duty rota records, (b) the off duty book, (c) weekly staff timesheets, and (d) agency timesheets; and if he will make a statement.
(15011)
118  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 8th November, Official Report, column 351W, on social services departments, if he will set out the amount of unallocated funds within the departmental expenditure limit (a) at the start of the financial year, (b) now and (c) the forecast outturn.
(14959)
119  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on providing meals for patients; and how many meals were served in each of the last three years.
(14936)
120  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the safeguards in place in (a) care homes, (b) NHS hospitals and continuing care, (c) private hospitals and (d) the community in respect of covert administration of medicines by nurses, midwives and health visitors.
(14957)
121  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list in (a) rank and (b) alphabetical order of health authority the (i) proportion and (ii) number of patients waiting (A) over 12 months and (B) over 18 months for in-patient treatment (1) at the last available date, (2) in March 1997 and (3) in June 1997.
(15285)
122  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the trends have been in the use of electro-convulsive therapy in the last 15 years; and what research his Department has undertaken into the trends.
(14937)
123  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list in (a) rank and (b) alphabetical order of NHS trust in London Region, the (i) proportion and (ii) number of patients waiting (A) over 12 months and (B) over 18 months or more for in-patient treatment (1) at the latest available date, (2) in March 1997 and (3) in June 1997.
(15286)
124  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 8th November, Official Report, column 349W, on pneumococcal vaccine, when the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation last reviewed its advice to the Department; and what evidence his Department has considered in the last year concerning age-based vaccination.
(14958)
125  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the monthly running costs are of NHS Direct.
(15311)
126  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to establish a system of recording the performance of NHS Direct.
(15409)
127  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of staff are employed by NHS Direct; and if he will make a statement.
(15310)
128  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15490)
129  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for major capital projects over £50 million in his Department, at what discount rate the value for money test would recommend that (a) a publicly funded project became a PFI scheme and (b) a PFI project became publicly funded.
(15404)
130  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he gives to (a) dentists and (b) general practitioners on removing from their lists patients who have not attended for a period of time; and what plans he has to review this guidance.
(15393)
131  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about Government support for research into (a) child and (b) adult epilepsy.
(15394)
132  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has estimated the potential cost to the NHS of the Lord Chancellor's decision to reduce the discount rate to 2.5 per cent. for damages in personal injury cases.
(15475)
133  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total costs were to his Department of producing the NHS Magazine in the last 12 months.
(15328)
134  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts are operating pilot team bonuses projects.
(15056)
135  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who will be responsible for the appointment of the chief executives of the new strategic health authorities.
(15051)
136  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which officials in his Department are responsible for approving the content of NHS Magazine.
(15323)
137  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to the designations of hospital beds since 1st May 1997.
(15318)
138  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with European Health Ministers on ways to develop common sets of outcome indicators.
(15060)
139  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients there are waiting on out-patient lists as result of inter-consultant referrals.
(15059)
140  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health minister is responsible for checking statistics issued by the Government Statistical Service.
(15183)
141  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates his Department held (a) negotiations and (b) discussions with pharmaceutical companies in relation to the trial prescribing of beta interferon; and which pharmaceutical companies were involved.
(15320)
142  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what IT changes will be required to enable general practitioners to act as the navigators referred to in the Secretary of State's speech to the Fabian Society.
(15416)
143  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has conducted into the reasons for the change in the number of children looked after by local councils since 1997.
(15411)
144  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will outline the senior management structure of the NHS Leadership Agency.
(15278)
145  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Minister (a) considered and (b) approved the press release, reference 2001/0530.
(15198)
146  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the savings obtained from the abolition of bursaries for overseas nursing students.
(15057)
147  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of overseas doctors working on the wards in UK hospitals have participated in induction courses at the latest available date.
(15327)
148  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he intends to enable patients to have the choice of access to a local hospital as referred to in his speech to the Fabian Society; and what definition of local he uses in this context.
(15414)
149  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) geographical, (b) financial and (c) provider restrictions there are on the range of hospitals patients can choose to utilise, should their operations be cancelled at the last minute and not rescheduled within 28 days.
(15050)
150  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts have not conformed to the standard of four beds per ward.
(15047)
151  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what expansion of capacity is required to enable patients to have a choice of hospital for treatment.
(15324)
152  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what IT changes will be required to enable patients to have information about the choices open to them described in the Secretary of State's speech to the Fabian Society.
(15415)
153  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop clinical outcome measurements for (a) cancer, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) other conditions which allow comparison with European outcome indicators.
(15058)
154  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the baseline year for measuring the extra numbers of nurses recruited to meet the target contained in the National Plan.
(15053)
155  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the Prescription Pricing Authority monitors patient compliance with the prescription charging arrangements.
(15325)
156  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to the calculation of bed blocking since 1997.
(15319)
157  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to move away from annual pay rounds for health service staff.
(15048)
158  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which care trusts he expects to be in operation by the end of 2002.
(15061)
159  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will announce the funding for the Welfare Foods Scheme for 2002.
(15322)
160  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to the methods of counting bed numbers since 1st May 1997.
(15317)
161  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the regulatory bodies in the (a) NHS social care and (b) private health social care spheres.
(15274)
162  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations have been cancelled in each quarter since 1997.
(15062)
163  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts have achieved (a) the six month, (b) the 12 month and (c) the 15 month in-patient waiting targets.
(15063)
164  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what elements of provision he envisaged constituting plurality of provision; and what proportion of each of those elements he envisaged in the final state of plurality he is aiming for as referred to in his speech to the Fabian Society.
(15413)
165  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to impose (a) geographical and (b) financial limits on the ability of patients to have greater choice over the location of their hospital treatment.
(15412)
166  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes have been made to the (a) designations of trolleys and (b) methods of counting trolley waits since May 1997.
(15321)
167  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the applicants for the national franchise for NHS Catering; and if he will name the successful applicant.
(15052)
168  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the bodies responsible for disciplinary matters in the (a) medical profession, (b) nursing profession and (c) other professions allied to medicine or associated with healthcare.
(15049)
169  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors since 1st May 1999 have been entitled to participate in induction courses for overseas doctors; and how many have done so.
(15326)
170  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of medical practice to prescribe benzodiazepines to some patients with a spectrum of mental health disorders in respect of (a) recovery from illness, (b) worsening of illness, (c) onset of known side-effects and (d) addiction to these drugs.
(15587)
171  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department issued with regard to the (a) daily dosage, (b) time limit of dosage, (c) possible side-effects and (d) tendency to addiction of those prescribed benzodiazepines during the last 25 years; and what assessment he has made of such advice issued by medical advisory bodies.
(15586)
172  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) benzodiazepine doses have been administered and (b) prescriptions for benzodiazepines have been written for each year since 1971.
(15591)
173  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients (a) have been prescribed benzodiazepines and (b) were considered to be clinically dependent upon them during each year since 1971.
(15588)
174  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact on NHS patients of prescribing benzodiazepines.
(15590)
175  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the relevant data available to his Department which has not been made available to the CJD Incidents Panel.
(15299)
176  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer the letter from the Chairman of the CJD Incidents Panel to the Chief Medical Officer.
(15298)
177  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies have been conducted into the adequacy of cleaning and sterilisation of dental surgical instruments (a) before and (b) after the meeting of SEAC on 17th July which analysed the risk of person-to-person transmission of CJD arising from dental surgery.
(15293)
178  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the report by Dr David Hurrell on hospital sterilisation procedures was made available to (a) the Economics and Operational Research Division when they compiled their report, Risk Assessment for Transmission of Variant CJD via Surgical Intruments: a Modelling Approach and Numerical Scenarios, in December 2000 and (b) the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee.
(15300)
179  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if it was his intention, when commissioning the study by Dr David Hurrell on hospital sterilisation procedures, to publish its findings.
(15296)
180  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the CJD Incidents Panel did not receive a copy of the interim and final report from Dr Hurrell.
(15297)
181  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give details of the (a) composition, (b) work and (c) number of meetings held by the Project Team set up by Department and to oversee the implementation of the Programme of Action set out in HSC 200-032.
(15292)
182  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the study by Dr David Hurrell on hospital sterilisation procedures that reported to him in June 2000.
(15294)
183  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the letter of the 28th September from the Head of NHS Estates to Dr Hurrell.
(15295)
184  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the major research programme into instrument decontamination referred to in paragraph 2.52 of the CJD Incidents Panel Consultation Paper 'Management of Hospital Exposure to CJD through Medical Procedures'.
(15291)
185  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the information that is required to be provided to a patient about a prescription medicine when it is dispensed and the form in which that information should be provided.
(15660)
186  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from the pharmaceutical industry about compliance with the Labels and Leaflets Directive (Directive 92/27/EEC).
(15659)
187  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have issued to pharmacists to ensure that they comply with the Labels and Leaflets Directive (Directive 92/27/EEC) when dispensing a prescription medicine.
(15658)
188  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to ensure that patients receive the information required by the Labels and Leaflets Directive (Directive 92/27EEC) when a prescription medicine is dispensed.
(15657)
189  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the main barriers to those contemplating suicide receiving the treatment they need.
(13964)
190  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to implement a national suicide prevention strategy.
(13965)
191  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the change in the suicide rate between the 1995 and 1997 baseline and the most recent data.
(13966)
192  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of young men who commit suicide whilst suffering from mental illness; and if he will make a statement.
(13967)
193  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what key indicators are used to assess whether a person is actively contemplating suicide; and what plans he has to raise awareness of them among (a) health professionals and (b) the public.
(13968)
194  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what grants are available to student nurses on (a) diploma and (b) degree courses.
(14141)
195  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements exist to help student nurses complete their courses in the event of financial hardship.
(14142)
196  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses (a) in the mental health field and (b) in total left the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(14143)
197  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses worked in mental health in the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(14144)
198  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS health trusts will be part of the Modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services Project for 2002-03.
(15597)
199  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from what date East Somerset Health Trust will be included in the Modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services Project.
(15596)
200  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what private sector companies were used to (a) design, (b) provide facilities for and (c) manage the Modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services Project.
(15599)
201  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) digital and (b) analogue hearing aids have been fitted under the NHS as part of the Modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services Project.
(15598)
202  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the security at the disused Medium Secure Unit at Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon; and if he will make a statement.
(15494)
203  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many salaried dentists have been employed in each health authority area in England since the publication of the Government's plan for NHS dentistry.
(15470)
204  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for each NHS trust in Lancashire, what was the (a) number and (b) percentage change in emergency admissions between April and October in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2000.
(15471)
205  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts make provision for religious circumcision.
(15468)
206  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults were committed on (a) doctors and (b) other staff in GP's surgeries in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(15467)
207  
  
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the National Service Framework for Diabetes; and if he will make a statement.
(15601)
208  
  
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide government funding for the provision of ambulance air services in (a) rural areas across the United Kingdom and (b) Lincolnshire.
(15600)
209  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent communications his Department has had with the Working Party on Research Implications of Health and Safety Standards of Radiation Protection Measures of the Article 31 Group of Experts appointed by the European Commission.
(15576)
210  
  
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what strategy is in place to meet an epidemic of smallpox caused by terrorist action.
(15466)
211  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how data quality for information management purposes is managed within the NHS.
(15401)
212  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which body within the Department of Health has responsibility for drawing up information technology strategy.
(15398)
213  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the proportion of general practitioners using a computer as part of their daily work.
(15399)
214  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he will take to address staff turnover within the NHS Information Authority.
(15397)
215  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received the assessment of Professor Denis Protti of the Information for Health Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(15400)
216  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health authorities benefited from the Dental Care Development Fund in 2000-01; and how much finance was awarded in each case.
(15305)
217  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what central government funding programmes will be available to support NHS dentistry after March 2002.
(15309)
218  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is giving to health authorities and individual practices to provide NHS dental services.
(15306)
219  
N  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his European Union colleagues regarding strengthening restrictions on country of origin labelling.
(12642)
220  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government will introduce legislation to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Hirst v. United Kingdom.
(15675)
221  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women prisoners had a termination to a pregnancy during 2000.
(15672)
222  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women prisoners had (a) stillborn babies and (b) miscarriages in each year since 1990.
(15673)
223  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if women received into (a) Holloway and (b) Brock Hill prisons are advised that they may apply for a place in a mother and baby unit.
(15671)
224  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women who already had babies and were sentenced or remanded to (a) Holloway and (b) Brock Hill prisons applied for a place in a mother and baby unit.
(15670)
225  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his policy to allow law enforcement agencies access to all communications data of every UK telephone and Internet user; and if he will make a statement.
(15186)
226  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Metropolitan Police paid out to informers in the last year for which figures are available; how many informers received payments; and what was the average payment made.
(15187)
227  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Metropolitan Police paid out, in the latest year for which figures are available, by way of without prejudice payments to individuals who had lodged a complaint against the force; how many individuals received payment; what was the highest payment made; and what was the average payment made.
(15188)
228  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civilian and uniformed staff of the Royal Parks Constabulary have left employment in police service on grounds of ill health or disability in the last five years.
(15654)
229  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15482)
230  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997 and (b) Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 on (i) under-age drinking and (ii) anti-social behaviour; and if he will make a statement.
(15330)
231  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to respond to the decision of the National Security Appeals Tribunal, dated 1st October, in respect of the honourable Member for Lewes and MI5; and if he will make a statement.
(15276)
232  
N  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he plans to change the way in which offences committed under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 are recorded by the Criminal Records Office.
(12692)
233  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers, previously under care of local authorities whilst under 18 years of age, upon reaching 18 have been dispersed to each of the NASS-designated dispersal areas.
(14717)
234  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when it was decided (a) to drop and (b) to re-instate the option of re-appointment of the holder of the post of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards by mutual agreement.
(15280)
235  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what (a) written and (b) other sources of advice on best practice were relied on in agreeing (i) the terms of and (ii) the advertisement for the post of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(15279)
236  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, on what the assessment of the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is based; and whether the issues have been discussed with the present holder.
(15281)
237  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what has been the average annual number of cases which the present Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has been investigating during her term of office.
(14933)
238  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the previous Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards was offered a renewal of his contract.
(14935)
239  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reason the new contract for the post of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards will involve fewer working days than the present contract.
(14931)
240  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reason the Parliamentary Commissioner has not been offered an extension to her contract.
(14934)
241  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what representations have been received on the performance of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from (a) honourable Members and (b) non-members; and if he will make a statement.
(14932)
242  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many appointments she has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in her gift.
(15480)
243  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Albanian Government on their policies concerning the (a) welfare and (b) protection of children.
(15304)
244  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department has offered to the Caribbean countries hit by Hurricane Michelle.
(14737)
245  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if it is his policy that the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is to be implemented in stages.
(15196)
246  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15489)
247  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he is taking to end the protests outside the Holy Cross Girls Primary School in Ardoyne, Belfast; when this disruption started and on how many days so far this year the police have been present while schoolgirls faced protests; on how many occasions police have been present while children arrived or left school premises; how many police hours have been expended in duties at or around the school; and how many individuals have been (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted in connection with events in the vicinity.
(15408)
248  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will increase the time allocated for the Christmas, Easter and Summer adjournment debates.
(15410)
249  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the dates on which he was informed of offers of employment made by BP to Anji Hunter.
(15189)
250  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he was informed of Anji Hunter's intention to leave his employ.
(15191)
251  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the dates since 1st May 1997 on which (a) he, (b) one or more of his special advisers, (c) one or more civil servants based at 10 Downing Street and (d) one or more civil servants based within the Cabinet Office have met representatives from BP, setting out the purpose and consequence of each such meeting.
(15190)
252  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many appointments to public bodies he has made (a) between 1st May 1997 and 7th June 2001 and (b) since 7th June 2001; and how many are in his gift.
(15478)
253  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects the announcement of the appointment of the Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General of Scotland to be made.
(15473)
254  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Prime Minister, to what extent the events of 11th September have changed the assessment of protection afforded by the proposed national missile defence system.
(15651)
255  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the Outer Space Treaty with the proposed US national missile defence programme as it applies to use of UK bases.
(15652)
256  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many appointments she has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in her gift.
(15486)
257  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many appointments she has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in her gift.
(15485)
258  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the London borough authorities in each of the last three years; and if he will list them.
(15336)
259  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funds are available from the (a) EU and (b) UK Government to compensate the (i) industrial and (ii) service sector in Britain for losses caused by the weakness of the Euro; and how much has been paid, by industry and service, for each of the last three periods for which figures are available.
(15402)
260  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive with respect to the preparation of the position of the UK Delegation to the 4th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in November in Doha.
(15064)
261  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if a representative of the Scottish Executive formed part of the UK Delegation to the 4th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in November in Doha.
(15065)
262  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library copies of the consultants' reports on the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and the Resettlement Action Plan on the Ilisu Dam project.
(15131)
263  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on the Ilisu Dam project from the Secretary of State for International Development.
(15129)
264  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions there have been on the Ilisu Dam project; and if he will make a statement.
(15316)
265  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will discuss with the Chairman of Consignia the impact on (a) rural and (b) other local sub-post offices of the sale by major retailers of postage stamps at a discount to their face value; and if she will make a statement.
(15472)
266  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the salaries are of the Chief Executive of the (a) National Consumer Council and (b) Scottish Consumer Council.
(15547)
267  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total costs were for operating (a) the National Consumer Council and (b) the Scottish Consumer Council in (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99 and (iv) 1999-2000.
(15545)
268  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made since 1999 of the effectiveness of the Scottish Consumer Council.
(15548)
269  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the salaries are of (a) the Chairman and members of the National Consumer Council and (b) the Chairman and members of the Scottish Consumer Council.
(15546)
270  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement about the role of the Scottish Consumer Council since 1999.
(15630)
271  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many SIs have been laid before Parliament; and what Ministerial guidance notes have been issued to implement the commitment in the Utilities Act 2000 on energy supplies from renewables.
(15644)
272  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the annual budget for the Office for Civil Nuclear Security; and if she has plans to increase the budget following the events of 11th September.
(15581)
273  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on progress in the (a) development of and (b) support for thin film solar photovoltaic renewable energy technology.
(15573)
274  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in (a) decommissioning redundant facilities and (b) decontamination of radioactively polluted land at the Dounreay nuclear site.
(15580)
275  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Bury North, 12th November, Official Report, column 541, on Sellafield, what assessment she has made of how long it would take a commercial passenger plane flying at 2,200 feet above sea level two nautical miles from Sellafield to crash into Sellafield.
(15572)
276  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in decommissioning the Windscale plutonium production piles at Sellafield; and what is her estimate of the cost of decommissioning these piles.
(15579)
277  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Government investment there was in the North West Development Agency (a) in 1999, (b) in 2000, (c) in 2001 and (d) is projected for 2002.
(14716)
278  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) financial investment and (b) other assistance the North West Regional Development Agency has put into St. Helens in each of the last three years.
(14718)
279  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on levels of Government investment in all regional development agencies in (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002.
(14719)
280  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when work to replace the Gayton level-crossing on the West Coast Main Line with a bridge will be (a) initiated and (b) completed.
(15008)
281  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people over retirement age were made homeless in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001 to date; and what proposals the Government has to counter this problem.
(15199)
282  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to establish an independent review of local government electoral arrangements in England.
(15312)
283  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to encourage freight traffic on the Manchester to Leeds transpennine rail links.
(15333)
284  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to give objectors more rights in the planning process; and which of those arise from the Human Rights Act 1998.
(15593)
285  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15491)
286  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what European Union financed projects are under way in the Greater London area.
(15303)
287  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the shortfall is in the number of Fire Service personnel in the UK; and what plans he has to encourage more people into the service.
(12960)
288  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will give a breakdown of the spending on Port Health in each of the last three years for which centrally collected data is available.
(15055)
289  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fishing vessels of over 12 metres have had an MCA seaworthiness test in each year for the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(15663)
290  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fishing vessels of over 12 metres length are registered which are liable for (a) a mandatory MCA test and (b) a sea worthiness certificate.
(15662)
291  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fishing vessels of over 12 metres length have failed to pass their MCA sea worthiness test in each year for the past 10 years for which records are available.
(15661)
292  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to prepare for the European Commission's draft directive target of 2 per cent. road fuel provision by biofuel by 2005.
(15615)
293  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what criteria he has used to assess the environmental benefits of (a) wheat grain and (b) cellulosic biomass as source material for bio ethanol production.
(15308)
294  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent comparison he has made of the relative greenhouse gas emissions of (a) biodiesel, (b) bioethanol, (c) compressed natural gas and (d) liquid petroleum gas.
(15614)
295  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will increase the funding available for home improvement grants.
(15606)
296  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is Government policy that all TEN roads should be dual carriageways.
(14789)
297  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many stations on the London Underground will be refurbished as part of his Department's investment plans for the Tube.
(15565)
298  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many miles of new track will be laid on the London Underground as part of his Department's investment plans for the Tube.
(15564)
299  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to increase the number of CCTV cameras in stations and train carriages on London Underground.
(15566)
300  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will ask London Underground to instal the moving block computerised system in order to replace current signalling systems.
(15567)
301  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many rolling stock failures have been reported on (a) the Jubilee Line and (b) the Northern Line in the past month.
(15570)
302  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many delays have been caused by signal failures on the Jubilee Line since January; and what is the total length of time, in hours, lost as a result.
(15571)
303  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many escalators on the London Underground system are out of service; where they are located; and for how long they have been non-operational.
(15568)
304  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many trains are run on (a) the Jubilee Line and (b) the Northern Line by London Underground.
(15569)
305  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15488)
306  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what (a) representations he has received and (b) communications he has had with the First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales in respect of the employment policies of (i) public bodies and (ii) broadcasting bodies in Wales.
(15582)
307  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on water supply in Ceredigion.
(13063)
308  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of income support payments under the preserved rights scheme in each year since 1997; and how many were (a) under 65 and (b) over 65 years in each case.
(15180)
309  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to develop third age apprenticeships in the Wirral.
(15594)
310  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7th June; and how many are in his gift.
(15479)
311  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those on income related benefits are subject to the tariff incomes schedule; and what plans he has to review the coverage of the schedule.
(15616)
312  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on the services of each recruitment specialist engaged by the Benefits Agency in the last financial year.
(15612)
313  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many British citizens living abroad are in receipt of the British state retirement pension.
(15338)
314  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many widowers would have been eligible for widowers benefits between 1994 and 2000; and what is his estimate of the cost.
(15474)
315  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what calculations he has made of the number of persons of retirement age who have (a) one and (b) more than one (i) personal, (ii) private and (iii) occupational pension schemes; and in the case of (b) how many such schemes they have.
(15496)
316  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will calculate the date at which a single woman of 65 years retiring today relying solely on pensions savings of £100,000 buying an indexed linked single annuity at market rates can be expected to become eligible for income support if the minimum income guarantee for pensioners continues to be linked to earnings.
(15495)
317  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the average waiting time between submission of the complaint and completion of the investigation of CSA cases referred to the Independent Case Examiner in the last 12 months.
(15650)
318  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will review her Department's guidelines to safeguard the wildlife in South East England.
[Question Unstarred] (13071)
319  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidelines she sets for the maximum level of background road noise in (a) classrooms and (b) classrooms in schools with special needs.
[Transferred] (15069)
320  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths have been attributed to benzodiazepines in each year for the last 10 years for which records are available.
[Transferred] (15585)
321  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths have been attributed to (a) heroin, (b) methadone, (c) cocaine, (d) morphine and (e) opiates in each year for the last 10 years for which records are available.
[Transferred] (15589)
322  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if prisoners are entitled to receive their state pension.
[Transferred] (15674)
323  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has made a cost-benefit assessment of fire services making smoke alarms available free to households in their area.
[Transferred] (15329)
324  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the coalition against terrorism's proposals for UN intervention in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (15493)
325  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan following the ejection of the Taliban from key centres and of the opportunities this presents to increase the volume of food aid to the country; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (15584)
326  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list known British victims of the terrorist attacks of 11th September.
[Transferred] (15664)
327  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase support for the airline industry; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (15666)
328  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received from the airline industry on levels of employment following the incidents of 11th September; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (15665)
329  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to announce the result of the green fuel challenge.
[Transferred] (15307)


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