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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 23 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 23 November, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
1  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many vehicles in the Government car pool are electric-powered; and what plans there are to increase this number.
(17348)
2  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions he has had with the Church Commissioners on providing funding to ethnic community religious groups.
(17831)
3  
  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many responses the Government has received to Recommendation 43 of the Gambling Review Report; of these, how many (a) supported, (b) opposed and (c) were neutral.
(18072)
4  
  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the compatability of Recommendation 43 of the Gambling Review Report with the Human Rights Act 1998.
(18083)
5  
  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimates the Government has made of the impact on employment if all local authorities used their powers under Recommendation 43 of the Gambling Review Report to ban all types of gambling in their locality.
(18074)
6  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) community and (b) school playing fields have been sold for development in the Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.
(17843)
7  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made by the Sports Action Zone in West Cumbria; what targets have been reached; what new investment has taken place; what the projects involved are; and if he will make a statement.
(16969)
8  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how her Department defines those members of society considered to be the most disadvantaged.
(18071)
9  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what level of funds unallocated to good causes has been held by each of the Lottery fund distributors in each of the past five years; what percentage of their total balance this represented in each year; and if she will make a statement.
(17946)
10  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, at the end of each financial year from establishment of the Fund to the latest date for which figures are available, how much Lottery money was held and not committed to projects by (a) the New Opportunities Fund, (b) the Heritage Lottery Fund, (c) the Millennium Commission, (d) UK Sport, (e) Sport England, (f) the Community Fund, (g) the Arts Council of England and (h) the Film Council.
(18167)
11  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what targets her Department has set Sport England for the funding of athletics; and if she will make a statement.
(17945)
12  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support was provided by the Government for tourism in England in each month of the financial year (a) 1991-92, (b) 1992-93 and (c) 1993-94.
(18165)
13  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received concerning the accountability of (a) the lottery distributing bodies and (b) their application processes to (i) applicants, (ii) the public and (iii) her Department; what assessment she has made of them; and if she will make a statement.
(17948)
14  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to direct Sport England to divert the resources earmarked for the 2005 World Athletics Championships to the development of grassroots athletics; and if she will make a statement.
(17943)
15  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support has been provided by the Government for the support of tourism in England in each month (a) during the financial year 2000-01 and (b) until the latest date for which figures are available in the financial year 2001-02.
(18163)
16  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has for providing further support for voluntary athletics officials; and if she will make a statement.
(17942)
17  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to submit bids for future major international sporting events; and if she will make a statement.
(18166)
18  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what work her Department is undertaking to ensure that Sheffield is a viable alternative to London as a bidder for the 2005 World Championships; and if she will make a statement.
(17944)
19  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the amount of lottery money held and uncommitted that has been carried forward at the end of each financial year, from establishment of the fund to the latest date for which figures are available by (a) the New Opportunities Fund, (b) the Heritage Lottery Fund, (c) the Millennium Commission, (d) UK Sport, (e) Sport England, (f) the Community Fund, (g) the Arts Council of England and (h) the Film Council.
(18169)
20  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the variation in expenditure, relative to revenue received, of the Lottery income distributing bodies; and if she will make a statement.
(17947)
21  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available for supporting the tourism industry in (a) each month of the financial year 2001-02 and (b) future years for which budgets have been set.
(18164)
22  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what schemes and programmes are available to support and encourage the development of artists and musicians in the regions, with particular reference to the Teeside area.
(17800)
23  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been allocated from the New Opportunities Fund for offshore wind and biomass projects; and if she will make a statement.
(17801)
24  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the support provided by her Department for the arts in the regions.
(17799)
25  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the joint initiatives and funds that are applied to the provision of leisure and sporting activities that are classed as medically therapeutic; and if she will make a statement.
(17802)
26  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she intends to announce details of the grant scheme for listed places of worship.
(17640)
27  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she has selected a preferred bidder to become operator of the grant scheme for listed places of worship.
(17641)
28  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how often the Resorts Task Force Group has met since its creation.
(17870)
29  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what work has been undertaken by the Resorts Task Force Group; and if she will make a statement.
(17869)
30  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent recommendations she has received from the ITC regarding the proscription of pornographic satellite television channels.
(18152)
31  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take action to proscribe the Satisfaction Channel.
(18151)
32  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action she plans to control pornographic satellite television channels; and if she will make a statement.
(18150)
33  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many representations she has received about recommendation 75 of the Gambling Review; and how many supported the recommendation.
(17351)
34  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on employment if recommendation 75 of the Gambling Review is initiated.
(17350)
35  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on publicans if recommendation 75 of the Gambling Review is initiated.
(17349)
36  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits there were to the Royal Marines this year; and how many of these were (a) invalided out and (b) discharged for disciplinary reasons, before completing their course.
(17345)
37  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers in the Royal Marines have been discharged for drug offences in each of the last four years.
(17346)
38  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited this year to the Royal Marines Regiment, by rank, at (a) 16 years old, (b) 18 years old and (c) 21 years old.
(17340)
39  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) pensioners, (b) widows of pensioners and (c) their estates were identified as entitled to tax free pensions under the pre-1973 Attributable Tax Exercise of 1999; and how many fell into the same categories in cases arising from aggravated invaliding.
(18006)
40  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) guns and (b) gun barrels used for the test firing of depleted uranium shells at Espmeals have been removed to another range not licensed for the testing of depleted uranium; who authorised such transfers; whether this complied with health and safety regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(16885)
41  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the role of the Territorial Army in civil defence since 11th September.
(17874)
42  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 5th November to the honourable Member for Coventry South, Official Report, column 26W, on the Suez campaign, what recent discussions he has had with ex-servicemen's organisations on the question of awarding a medal for service in the Canal Zone in the early 1950s.
(17953)
43  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make ex-gratia pension payments to non-commissioned members of the armed forces who served prior to 1975 and did less than 22 years service.
(18076)
44  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many have been recruited through Operation London Soldier.
(18064)
45  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new measures he has introduced to recruit into the armed forces since 11th September.
(18061)
46  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the opening of Army careers offices and Armed Forces careers offices on Saturday mornings.
(18062)
47  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information has been provided to (a) local authorities and (b) emergency services on dealing with an accident involving defence nuclear materials.
(17938)
48  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has had in the last five years regarding the issue of a medal for those who saw active service in Egypt between 1951 and 1954.
(18178)
49  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what types of armoured vehicles are in service; and what are the (a) mid-life extension programmes dates and (b) anticipated withdrawal from service dates, where applicable.
(18199)
50  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what fairly traded products, other than tea and coffee, have been purchased by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the value was.
(18161)
51  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of fairly traded (a) tea and (b) coffee used in his Department in each of the last five years.
(18160)
52  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of (a) school places and (b) the shortage of teachers in the Buckingham constituency.
(17861)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the average cost of a full time nursery place in (a) England and (b) the Buckingham constituency.
(17842)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pre-schools have closed since 1997 in (a) England and (b) the Buckingham constituency.
(17841)
55  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what changes to the Excellence in Cities scheme she proposes to accommodate former education action zones.
(17630)
56  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish proposals for future development of former education action zones in (a) rural and (b) suburban areas.
(17629)
57  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the costs of winding up education action zones will be.
(17632)
58  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date she took a decision to end the education action zone programme.
(17628)
59  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the education action zones which (a) have and (b) have not achieved their objectives.
(17631)
60  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what duty is placed on (a) schools and (b) local education authorities to undertake a risk assessment when organising school visits by bus.
(17872)
61  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she gives to local education authorities about ensuring the safety of pupils on school visits.
(17873)
62  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 16th November, Official Report, column 927W, what the original allocation for 2000-01 was for Birkenhead.
(17338)
63  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what are the average (a) GCSE and (b) A level results for each local education authority for (i) faith and (ii) non-faith schools for (A) 1997, (B) 1998, (C) 1999, (D) 2000 and (E) 2001.
(17472)
64  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the relative examination performance of (a) faith and (b) non-faith schools since 1997.
(17471)
65  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) new and (b) replacement (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools were built in (A) 1997, (B) 1998, (C) 1999 and (D) 2000.
(17473)
66  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who the applicants were for Phase 3 Capital Modernisation Fund funding to establish United Kingdom online centres in the North Norfolk constituency; and for what reasons these applicants were unsuccessful.
(18174)
67  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the members of the working group established to serve on her Department's review of student support; and if she will make a statement.
(17476)
68  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research she has commissioned as part of her Department's review of student support; and if she will make a statement.
(17475)
69  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what options her Department can take in respect of a local education authority which does not address problems highlighted by OFSTED to her satisfaction.
(17956)
70  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her Department has been approached by Torbay Unitary Authority for support following the OFSTED report into the performance of Torbay Local Education Authority; and if she will make a statement.
(17958)
71  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those public bodies which are the responsibility of her Department and which are not listed in Public Bodies 2000.
(17583)
72  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those public bodies to which her Department appoints members and which are not listed in Public Bodies 2000.
(17582)
73  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those local bodies which were set up under legislation which is the responsibility of her Department and its predecessors since May 1997.
(17584)
74  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the comparative position of the United Kingdom in relation to each other EU country regarding progress towards meeting the requirements of the Landfill Directive.
(17634)
75  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to enable each local authority to provide doorstep collection of recyclable waste.
(17639)
76  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to develop central monitoring of the amount of waste collected for recycling which ends up in landfill sites.
(17636)
77  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to fund Professor Ebinger's research into the autoimmune theory of BSE beyond 31st December.
(17633)
78  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the morale of staff within her Department.
(17638)
79  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many departmental staff of the same grade of job are being paid different levels of salary.
(17804)
80  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last met representatives of (a) Greenpeace and (b) Friends of the Earth; and what matters were discussed.
(17477)
81  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many working days have been lost through strikes by departmental staff since 1st June; and if she will make a statement.
(17635)
82  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to encourage a reduction in non-domestic waste.
(17637)
83  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy specifies a target date for achieving the objective of ensuring that as far as reasonably practicable persons in England and Wales do not live in fuel poverty.
(17941)
84  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of poultry in the United Kingdom were slaughtered before the end of the medication withdrawal period for (a) nicarbazin, (b) lasalocid and (c) dimetridazole in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000, (iv) 2001 and (v) November and December of (i), (ii) and (iii).
(16972)
85  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the permitted concentrations of (a) nicarbazin, (b) lasalocide and (c) dimetridazole residues in poultry are which were deemed safe for human consumption in the United Kingdom (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2001.
(16973)
86  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many poultry samples by category were and what proportion of slaughtered poultry was found to contain residues of (a) nicarbazin, (b) lasalocid and (c) dimetridazole above the level deemed suitable for human consumption in the United Kingdom in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2001.
(16974)
87  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for East Surrey, 29th October, Official Report, columns 543-4W, what proportion of (a) vegetables, (b) fruit, (c) cereal product and (d) meat products available for consumption in the United Kingdom were found to contain pesticide residues above a level deemed safe for human consumption in the last 12 months.
(17229)
88  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to ensure that the minutes of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's Advisory Group on Veterinary Medicines will be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(17099)
89  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many 250g samples of withdrawal diet were obtained from the feeding system for poultry by category in the United Kingdom in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (v) 2001; and what proportion was contaminated.
(17100)
90  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of poultry was slaughtered in the United Kingdom before the withdrawal period for finisher feed was completed in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(17102)
91  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of poultry was slaughtered in the United Kingdom before the withdrawal period for finisher feed was completed in November and December of (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(17103)
92  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for East Surrey of 29th October, Official Report, columns 543-4W, what proportion of (a) vegetables, (b) fruit, (c) cereal products and (d) meat products available for consumption in the United Kingdom was sampled for pesticide residues in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2001 to date.
(17300)
93  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for East Surrey of 29th October, Official Report, column 543-4W, if she will list the level and type of pesticides that tested above levels deemed safe for human consumption in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001 to date.
(17301)
94  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 16th November, Official Report, column 972, what was (a) the number of scrapie-resistant sheep that were infected with BSE over the last 12 months, (b) the proportion of sheep deemed necessary for infectivity of BSE in sheep to be confirmed and (c) the proportion of sheep that have tested positive for TSEs in the last 12 months.
(17303)
95  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 16th November, Official Report, column 972, how many representations she has received (a) from stakeholders on the Animal Health Bill between its publication and 20th November and (b) on the Government's National Scrapie Plan between July 2000 and 20th November 2001.
(17302)
96  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding was set aside to test for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in sheep in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02.
(16970)
97  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of funding for testing for transmissible spongiform encephaloplathy in sheep for (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 related to scrapie.
(16971)
98  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for West Chelmsford will be given a reply to his letter of 12th June to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which was transferred to her Department on 18th June concerning Dr Reza Hossam of St John's Hospital, Chelmsford.
(16824)
99  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to WPQ numbers (a) 12430 and (b) 12431.
(17828)
100  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what grounds a local authority can refuse to take away used white goods where no other form of waste disposal exists.
(17888)
101  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received from (a) retailers, (b) local authorities and (c) environmental groups regarding EC Regulation 2037/2000 and its implementation in the UK.
(17891)
102  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps have been taken to ensure that there are alternative recycling routes for used fridges and freezers.
(17900)
103  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many used fridges and freezers have been taken back for recycling by UK retailers in 2001 prior to 17th November.
(17893)
104  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has issued to local authorities on the maximum charges that can be levied on consumers for collecting bulky appliances from private residences.
(17890)
105  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans there are to build a recycling plant capable of removing CFCs from fridges and freezers under EC regulation 2037/2000.
(17892)
106  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance has been issued to local authorities informing them of their obligation to meet EC regulation 2037/2000 when storing and recycling used goods.
(17889)
107  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department is taking to ensure that the UK conforms to EC regulation 2037/2000.
(17895)
108  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance she has issued on the safe disposal of goods containing CFCs as required by EC regulation 2037/2000.
(17901)
109  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with European recycling plants in preparation for the implementation of EC Regulation 2037/2000 on 1st January 2002.
(17894)
110  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the profitability of organic enterprises.
(17932)
111  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to encourage the development of farmers' markets.
(17931)
112  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance she gives to water companies on the expected asset life of critical sewers; and what action she will take to ensure that critical sewers are replaced before they fail completely.
(18081)
113  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding is being made available for local authorities to re-process end-of-life refrigerators under the Draft Environmental Protection (Control of Ozone Depleting Substances) Regulations 2001.
(18173)
114  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the storage facilities that local authorities, as waste disposal authorities, will need in order to re-process end-of-life refrigerators under the Draft Environmental Protection (Control of Ozone Depleting Substances) Regulations 2001.
(18172)
115  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps she plans to take to assist farmers to meet appropriate biosecurity measures.
(18023)
116  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress her Department has made with the disposal of carcasses infected with foot and mouth disease.
(18021)
117  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further measures the Government plans to ensure a rapid ban on livestock movement should another outbreak of foot and mouth take place.
(18066)
118  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of alternatives to mass slaughter of livestock in the event of further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.
(18020)
119  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will grant a right for farmers to appeal against the slaughter of stock thought to be infected with foot and mouth before they are killed.
(18065)
120  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with insurance companies about the provision of services to people who live on flood plains; and if she will make a statement.
(17722)
121  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much new public money has been spent in 2001 on improving flood defences in (a) York, (b) Uckfield, (c) Yalding, (d) Leamington Spa, (e) Stratford Upon Avon and (f) Lewes.
(17830)
122  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to reduce household waste.
(18012)
123  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government is undertaking a comprehensive study of the effects of pesticide residues in food; and if she will make a statement.
(18212)
124  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives exist to encourage households to reduce the amount of waste they produce.
(18010)
125  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress of the waste management strategy.
(18011)
126  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to make a decision on the application from Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited to increase the level of radioactive waste the company is permitted to discharge.
(17336)
127  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animal blood tests have to be completed before Devon can be declared free of foot and mouth disease; and when she expects them to be completed.
(17334)
128  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 21st November, Official Report, column 315W, if she will adopt a policy on fly tipping similar to that adopted by the National Assembly of Wales.
(18022)
129  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of staff work in the correspondence unit of her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(17723)
130  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will given a substantive answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight, ref. 12919, tabled on 6th November, relating to HF Holidays.
(17803)
131  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who the members of the Task Force on National Parks are; on what occasions Ministers have met the Task Force; and how many times the Task Force has met.
(18044)
132  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the action the Government is taking on bovine TB with special reference to the dairy herds in Herefordshire.
(18080)
133  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring forward legislation (a) introducing a regulatory system of licensing for farmers wishing to grow crops or raise animals and (b) making it compulsory for farmers to purchase insurance against agricultural disaster such as disease; and if she will make a statement.
(18206)
134  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement for the forecast level of the ewe premium for 2001.
(18207)
135  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage UK supermarket companies to increase the level of purchasing of domestically produced organic food and produce.
(18200)
136  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will calculate the average annual return for individual sheep and lamb producers in the UK in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(18205)
137  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the level of testing of sheep brains for BSE and scrapie; and when she expects to publish the results of the next round of testing.
(18209)
138  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will calculate Her Majesty's Government's annual expenditure on foot and mouth vaccine research in each of the last 10 years.
(18208)
139  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the total value of the retail organic market comprised UK farmgate sales in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(18202)
140  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the future of the European Union's sheepmeat regime and (b) the prospects for the United Kingdom's sheep and lamb industry; and if she will make a statement on the Council of Ministers meeting on 20th November.
(18204)
141  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what cross-departmental discussions she has had to encourage organic food consumption in (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) other departmentally-funded institutions.
(18203)
142  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date she intends to disband her Department's teams of foot and mouth disease blood testers operating in the South West of England; what plans she has to divert foot and mouth disease blood tester personnel and resources to the testing of cattle for bovine tuberculosis in the South West of England; and if she will make a statement.
(18046)
143  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will calculate (a) the area of fully organic UK farmland and (b) the number of companies licensed to produce organic foodstuffs.
(18201)
144  
  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the loss of income to the Treasury that would ensue if all local authorities used their powers under Recommendation 43 of the Gambling Review Report to ban all types of gambling in their locality.
(18073)
145  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received (a) tax credits and (b) means-tested benefits in the Buckingham constituency in each year since April 1997.
(17848)
146  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher rate taxpayers there were in the Buckingham constituency in each year since April 1997.
(17849)
147  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged 18 to 24 were unemployed for more than six months in each year since May 1992 in the Buckingham constituency.
(17847)
148  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional revenue he raised in 2000-01 from property and land transactions in the Buckingham constituency as a result of the increases in stamp duty in the March 2000 Budget.
(17840)
149  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the seizure by Customs and Excise of Brazilian mahogany and mahogany products shipped to UK ports.
(17836)
150  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis his Department has undertaken on the impact of the slowdown in the world economy on tourism.
(18047)
151  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance (a) has been and (b) will be given to regional offices of the collector of taxes as regards collection of (i) income tax and (ii) national insurance balances outstanding, as a result of foot and mouth disease.
(17394)
152  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outstanding balance is of (a) income tax and (b) national insurance that has been deferred as a result of foot and mouth disease in (i) Dumfries and Galloway, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the United Kingdom.
(17390)
153  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the date of establishment was for all task forces and policy reviews with external members established by his Department since January 2000; which of them have issued their final reports and what the dates of publication were; which of them have been terminated and what the dates of termination were; and for those bodies still in existence, what their expected (a) reporting and (b) termination dates are.
(18156)
154  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) task-forces and (b) policy reviews with external members have been established by his Department since January 2000; and what (i) sub-groups, (ii) working parties and (iii) other subsidiary committees were established by each body.
(18159)
155  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the ability of mortgage lenders to implement the new regulatory regime for the selling of mortgages by August 2002.
(17713)
156  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations have been received on the proposal for mortgage lenders to monitor mortgage brokers' adherence to the new rules for regulating the selling of mortgages.
(17714)
157  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th November, Official Report, column 766W, on impounded vehicles, what are the security reasons which prevent the geographical locations of such sites from being published; which officials are responsible for making this decision; and if he will make a statement.
(18211)
158  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th November, Official Report, column 766W, on impounded vehicles, with which bodies Customs and Excise has made contract arrangements to supply storage facilities; when each contract arrangement was made; what the value is of each contract; and if he will make a statement.
(18210)
159  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library details of the economic model used by the Inland Revenue to forecast monthly tax receipts.
(16304)
160  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will modify his proposals for mortgage regulation by (a) limiting the circumstances in which pre-application disclosure will apply and (b) putting back N3 to February 2003.
(18168)
161  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he plans to remove 16 and 17 year olds from the income tax systems; and if he will make a statement.
(18015)
162  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Treasury (a) monitors and (b) offers advice to other government departments on special purpose vehicles.
(18222)
163  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of leukaemia have occurred in (a) adults and (b) children over the last 10 years in (i) Plymouth and (ii) Devon; and how these figures compare to the average in England and Wales.
(17335)
164  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he issues on the use of individual genetic information by insurance companies.
(17393)
165  
  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what will replace the vocational training relief.
(17989)
166  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on tax revenue if recommendation 75 of the Gambling Review is initiated.
(17352)
167  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for West Chelmsford of 26th July on his constituent Mr Grant Davis.
(16825)
168  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) his Department and (b) international organisations have made to the Government of Zimbabwe on (i) the eviction of black farm workers from their homes as a result of land reform policy and (ii) the recent attacks on and arrests of opposition MDC supporters in Matabeleland; what representations his Department has made to SADC countries concerning sending election observer missions to Zimbabwe for the presidential election; what steps he is taking to ensure that a free and fair presidential election will be held in Zimbabwe; and what conditions the UK Government has set for recognising the outcome of the Zimbabwe presidential election relating to the action of the Government of Zimbabwe in ensuring a free and fair election.
(18214)
169  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) direct and (b) indirect involvement the Government has had in the supply of Russian weapons to (i) the Northern Alliance, (ii) its component factions and (iii) other non-state actors operating in and around Afghanistan since 11th September.
(17951)
170  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he anticipates Bulgaria will have completed negotiations to enter the EU.
(17839)
171  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made with Bulgaria's EU accession negotiations.
(17838)
172  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Arab Emirates-Iraq free trade agreement on 2nd November; and what plans he has for the discussions on the issue to be held in Muscat in December.
(18038)
173  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost was of producing the Never Again leaflet; and to whom it has been distributed.
(18077)
174  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs Council held in Brussels on 19th and 20th November; what the Government's stance was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(18019)
175  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what indications he has received from the Spanish Government of its intention (a) to transfer sovereignty of Ceuta and Melilla to Morocco and (b) to arrange joint sovereignty of those territories with Morocco.
(17832)
176  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the response time is for the Sussex Ambulance Service in the last period for which figures are available; and what (a) the national average and (b) the Government's target response time is.
(17347)
177  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients from the Buckingham constituency contracted hospital-acquired infections in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.
(17853)
178  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1990.
(17858)
179  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nursing and (b) residential care (i) homes and (ii) beds have closed in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997.
(17859)
180  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of children aged (a) 1 to 2, (b) 2 to 3 and (c) 3 to 4 years have been given MMR innoculations in the Buckingham constituency.
(17860)
181  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations on residents of the Buckingham constituency have been cancelled in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 as a result of hospital beds being occupied by delayed discharge patients who (i) were awaiting social services funding or assessment and (ii) who had fully funded social services packages arranged.
(17855)
182  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing vacancies there are in the NHS in the Buckingham constituency.
(17854)
183  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds were unavailable in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 to incoming patients from the Buckingham constituency as a result of their occupation by (i) delayed discharge patients who were awaiting social services funding and (ii) delayed discharge patients who had fully funded social services packages arranged.
(17856)
184  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis in schools in the Buckingham constituency.
(17857)
185  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of poultry feed (a) deliveries and (b) movement in the United Kingdom was traceable in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(17101)
186  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to share with the Scottish Executive the interim evaluation results of the 20 First Wave NHS trusts that are providing digital hearing aids.
(18008)
187  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to WPQ numbers (a) 9416, (b) 9403, (c) 8710, (d) 10282, (e) 10262, (f) 11000, (g) 10998, (h) 11957, (i) 12914, (j) 12918 and (k) 13108.
(17827)
188  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 131W, on the pneumococcal vaccine, if he will set out (a) the remit and aims of the studies, (b) which persons or organisations are undertaking the studies and (iii) when the studies were commissioned and when the work is scheduled to be completed.
(18014)
189  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were dispensed in (a) 1999 and (b) 2000 for (i) atypical anti-psychotic medicine, (ii) traditional anti-psychotic medicine and (iii) all anti-psychotic medicine, to hospital patients by each health authority in England for patients (A) up to 16, (B) 16 to 59, and (C) 60 years old and over.
(17829)
190  
  
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, by NHS region, the (i) proportion and (ii) numbers of patients waiting (A) over 12 and (B) over 18 months or more for outpatient treatment (1) at the latest available date, (2) in March 1997 and (3) in June 1997.
(17928)
191  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting (a) more than six months and (b) more than 12 months for in patient treatment in the Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority area in (i) March 1997, (ii) September 2001 and (iii) each reporting period in between.
(17993)
192  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is (a) the level in the last 12 months and (b) the trend of the incidence of MRSA; what the average incidence per trust area has been in the last five years; which six trust areas have the highest and at what level of incidence; what action is being taken to tackle MRSA (i) in the above average trusts and (ii) generally; and if he will make a statement.
(18078)
193  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of external auditing for the NHS has been in each of the years from 1990-91 to 2000-01.
(18068)
194  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the recent high court decision on the regulation of the creation or use of cloned human embryos.
(18018)
195  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the information he has received from the NHS Pensions Agency concerning the retirement of general practitioners, which he referred to during the Second Reading debate of the NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill.
(17418)
196  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he gives to medical practitioners on prescribing medicines for those suffering from mental illness, in relation to obtaining patients' consent to treatment.
(17339)
197  
  
Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to change the way in which dentists are remunerated in order to encourage greater preventative care.
(17959)
198  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with those pharmaceutical companies that have developed beta interferon and other disease-modifying drugs for MS, concerning the terms on which these drugs may be made available on the NHS in the future.
(18079)
199  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in delivering a diabetes national service framework.
(17887)
200  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the Gluco Watch Biographer, for regular blood checking in diabetes sufferers; and what plans he has to use this device in the NHS.
(18146)
201  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Gluco Watch Biographer will be available on prescription to diabetes sufferers in the NHS.
(18145)
202  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if alto sensors will be made available to diabetes sufferers, on prescription, under the NHS.
(18144)
203  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the national treatment standards for diabetes sufferers; and if he will make a statement.
(18149)
204  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of new drugs to treat class one diabetes; and if he will make a statement.
(18147)
205  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what priority he places on the treatment of diabetes.
(18148)
206  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list by local authority the money allocated to social services to alleviate winter pressures for (a) winter 2000-01 and (b) winter 2001-02.
(17627)
207  
  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the Chief Medical Officer's Working Group report on ME/CSF.
(17961)
208  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Twickenham of 7th August regarding Mrs Muriel Mason and family (ref. GV 100/52417); and when he will make a decision regarding the matter.
(18007)
209  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were in post in the Northumbria Police area in (a) May 1997, (b) September 2001 and (c) each reporting period in between.
(17990)
210  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated for policing in Merseyside in each year since 1997, broken down into budget headings.
(18219)
211  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how NASS (a) monitors and (b) inspects the accommodation into which they place (i) asylum seekers and (ii) refugees; and if he will place the latest inspection report in the Library.
(17716)
212  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) asylum seekers and (b) refugees placed by NASS in accommodation outside the Greater London area have returned to the Greater London area within the past 12 months.
(17715)
213  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) asylum seekers and (b) refugees have been placed by the NASS in (a) private sector, (b) local authority and (c) housing association accommodation since April 2000, broken down by region.
(17724)
214  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reply to the letters of 18th September and 17th October from the honourable Member for Manchester Central regarding his constituent Mrs S. B. A (reference A377560).
(17474)
215  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will respond to the Manifesto submitted to the Government for comment by the UK Youth Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(18016)
216  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in North Wales in each of the last 10 years; and how many he estimates will be employed over the next five years.
(17957)
217  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what his latest estimate is of the cost of (a) printing and (b) administering Early Day Motions.
(17642)
218  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial help is being given by her Department to organisations who work with street children.
(17885)
219  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial assistance has been given to Turkey by her Department in each of the last three years; what was the amount of funding; what the projects were for which the funding was allocated; and what supervision her Department has undertaken of the development of these projects.
(17881)
220  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the value of all bilateral debts owed to the UK by developing countries; and if she will make a statement.
(17949)
221  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on bilateral and agreements between the UK and Ethiopia.
(17720)
222  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with EU ministers about EU aid to Ethiopia; and if she will make a statement.
(17721)
223  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the status of the New Africa Initiative with respect to Ethiopia.
(17719)
224  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he expect his adjudicators to decide on the appeal for entry clearance by Selim Ferhan Onal.
(17717)
225  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what progress is being made with the case of a complaint by Mr Paul Bayliss of Lloyds & Cooper.
(18005)
226  
N  
David Burnside (South Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what colours will be used in the new uniform of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, excluding those used in the badge.
(17470)
227  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will introduce legislation to extend anti-social behaviour orders to Northern Ireland.
(17952)
228  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the President of the Council, on how many occasions the Scottish Grand Committee has met in Scotland (a) in the five years prior to devolution and (b) since devolution.
(17926)
229  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the President of the Council, on how many occasions the Northern Ireland Grand Committee has met in Northern Ireland (a) in the five years prior to devolution and (b) since devolution.
(17927)
230  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the President of the Council, on how many occasions the Welsh Grand Committee has met in Wales (a) in the five years prior to devolution and (b) since devolution.
(17902)
231  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has (a) to publish and (b) otherwise to distribute the PIU report on energy policy when he receives it.
(17937)
232  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to issue a Suez medal for service between 1951 and 1954.
(18177)
233  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost was of re-branding her Department following its name change after the General Election.
(17863)
234  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 6th November, Official Report, column 94, if she will make a statement on the outcome of her meeting with senior representatives of the Civil Aviation Industry.
(17718)
235  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Solicitor General, what steps Her Majesty's Government intends to take in respect of the reply by the European Commission on 3rd September to written question number E-1828/OIEN rejecting the judgement of the British court case, dated 29th March on whether the Euratom Treaty covered military nuclear activities.
(17940)
236  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to support the Brazilian Government's moratorium on trade in mahogany.
(17837)
237  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government has (a) transferred and (b) approved the transfer of controlled goods to (i) the Northern Alliance, (ii) its component factions and (iii) other non-state actors operating in Afghanistan since 11th September.
(18215)
238  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to facilitate the delivery of controlled goods to (a) the Northern Alliance, (b) its component factions and (c) other non-state actors operating in or around Afghanistan.
(18220)
239  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to transfer controlled goods to (a) the Northern Alliance, (b) its component factions and (c) other non-state actors operating in Afghanistan.
(18216)
240  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government has facilitated the delivery of controlled goods to (a) the Northern Alliance, (b) its component factions and (c) other non-state actors operating in Afghanistan since 11th September.
(18217)
241  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to fund weapons purchases by (a) the Northern Alliance, (b) its component factions and (c) other non-state actors operating in Afghanistan.
(18226)
242  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government has funded weapons purchases by (a) the Northern Alliance, (b) its component factions and (c) other non-state actors operating in Afghanistan since 11th September.
(18221)
243  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidance she has given on the safe disposal of goods containing CFCs as required by EC regulation 2037/2000.
(17898)
244  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assistance is being offered by her Department to retailers to allow them to continue to take back used fridges and freezers as part of their home delivery service, once the EC Regulation 2037/2000 has been implemented.
(17897)
245  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures her Department is taking to ensure that the UK conforms to EC regulation 2037/2000.
(17896)
246  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received from (a) retailers, (b) local authorities and (c) environmental groups regarding EC Regulation 2037/2000.
(17899)
247  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what dates the Energy Minister attended meetings of the PIU inquiry into energy policy; and on what further dates this year he expects to attend such meetings.
(17936)
248  
N  
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's estimate is of the value of the nuclear industry to the output of the economy of the North West Region (a) in real money value and (b) as a percentage of overall North West output in the last 12 months; and what predictions her Department has made of the future value of the industry.
(17353)
249  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to develop renewable energy.
(17392)
250  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many UK companies have approached her Department for advice on investing in Sudan in 2001.
(17903)
251  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the recent decision by Balfour Beatty to withdraw from the Ilisu Dam project.
(17337)
252  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the decision of the European Court of Justice in the Tesco/Levi Strauss case; and if she will make a statement.
(18045)
253  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of how many post office card accounts there will be on the basis of existing plans.
(18043)
254  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was (a) the cost of establishing, (b) the running costs since it was established and (c) the costs this year of the South East England Regional Assembly.
(17341)
255  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which fire stations have been closed in East Sussex since 1997.
(17344)
256  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many firefighters are (a) in active service and (b) on long-term sick leave in East Sussex Fire Brigade this year; and what the figures were for each of the last four years.
(17343)
257  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have been employed by the South East England Regional Assembly (a) this year and (b) in each year since it was established.
(17342)
258  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made as to the adequacy of rail services between stations in the Buckingham constituency and London.
(17845)
259  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people owned a car in the Buckingham constituency in the last year for which information is available.
(17846)
260  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) council and (b) RSL properties there are where the target rents are below current rents at current prices; and how many and what percentage of (i) council and (ii) RSL properties there are in each English region where the target rent is at or below current rents at current prices.
(17824)
261  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the number and percentage of (a) council and (b) RSL rents scheduled to fall as a result of his policy to restructure rents in (i) England and (ii) each region.
(17325)
262  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will abolish flight surcharges from regional airports.
(18004)
263  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has concluded his consideration of the formal review of the Ordnance Survey Framework Document 1999 undertaken by the Ordnance Survey Management Board.
(18170)
264  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) performance targets and (b) financial objectives for the Ordnance Survey he has set.
(18171)
265  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase the allocation of funding for public transport in the Greater London area.
(17884)
266  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received regarding the price of petrol and diesel in England and Wales.
(17883)
267  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 43W, what smoke alarm installation work he encourages; and if he will make a statement.
(17879)
268  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have been (a) killed and (b) injured on the roads as a result of accidents involving (i). bus, (ii) coach and (iii) lorry drivers in each of the last three years to which the figures are available
(18067)
269  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road accidents have involved (a) coach, and (b) bus and (c) lorry drivers in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(18091)
270  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the maximum permitted number of passengers is that can be carried on a scheduled (a) 48 seater and (b) 53 seater bus if all the passengers are aged under 14 years.
(17871)
271  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the investigations by the Vehicles Inspectorate into breaches of regulations concerning (a) scheduled and (b) private bus and coach operators in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(17877)
272  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what powers the Transport Commissioners have to investigate bus services that are deemed to be unsafe.
(17875)
273  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what powers a local authority has to terminate a contract with a bus operator for transporting pupils from home to school if the service is deemed to be unsafe.
(17876)
274  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the outcome of the investigation by the Transport Commissioner into the operation of bus services by Stagecoach in Gloucester and Cheltenham in November.
(17878)
275  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money is being given to local authorities to fund the Supporting People Strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(17955)
276  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to reduce road traffic accidents in Somerset.
(17929)
277  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) fatal and (b) serious road traffic accidents have taken place in (i) Somerset and (ii) the constituency of Somerton and Frome in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(17930)
278  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what travel concessions are available, and how many people are eligible per group, (a) in total, (b) in Teesside and (c) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(17798)
279  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to encourage the use of Fairtrade products by local authorities.
(17796)
280  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money from the Rough Sleepers Unit has been invested (a) in total and (b) broken down by area since the creation of the unit.
(17797)
281  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact on levels of aircraft (a) movements and (b) noise in Beckenham of the completion of Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
(18162)
282  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the Competition Act 1998 to facilitate arrangements between bus companies, with particular reference to rural areas.
(18176)
283  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for special purpose vehicles to be created to undertake works in connection with the replacement of the (a) south-west and (b) south and central passenger franchises; and if he will place the plans in the Library.
(18218)
284  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans exist for special purpose vehicles to be created to undertake works in connection with the East Coast Main Line; and if he will place the plans in the Library.
(17789)
285  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to review the Cranford Agreement.
(17794)
286  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when press officers in his Department were first briefed about the possibility that Railtrack would be put into administration.
(17795)
287  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his statement of 20th November, on Terminal 5, what the first date would be on which (a) a new regime for night flight quotas and (b) other arrangements to reduce noise nuisance from night flights would come into practice following completion of the consultation exercise.
(17793)
288  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans exist for special purpose vehicles to be created to undertake works in connection with the development of the East London Line; and if he will place plans in the Library.
(17788)
289  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his statement of 20th November, on Terminal 5, if he will set out the term of reference of the research study to reassess attitudes to aircraft noise.
(17792)
290  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which phases of the infrastructure upgrades on the East Coast Line have so far been (a) started and on what date and (b) completed and on what date; on what dates the subsequent phases of the upgrades are due (i) to start and (ii) to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(17790)
291  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which advisors were present at the meeting convened by his Department on 13th September to discuss Railtrack.
(18223)
292  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those projects for which special purpose vehicles are being established.
(17785)
293  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what role the company which replaced Railtrack will have in the special purpose vehicles set up for rail infrastructure projects.
(17782)
294  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the (a) framework and (b) timetable for the establishment of special purpose vehicles to undertake rail infrastructure projects.
(17783)
295  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans exist for a special purpose vehicle to be created to undertake works in connection with Gatwick Station; and if he will place the plans in the Library.
(17787)
296  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research he has undertaken as to the suitability of using special purpose vehicles for rail infrastructure projects.
(17784)
297  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what advice he received prior to 5th October on the status of the financial facilities held by Railtrack with the banks following the making of the administration order.
(17791)
298  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans exist for a special purpose vehicle to be created to undertake works in connection with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link; and if he will place the plans in the Library.
(17786)
299  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish in rank order the 100 most deprived wards in the Government Office South West region indicating their (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency.
(17865)
300  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the ability of the children's social services SSA to meet the demands found in seaside resort unitary authority areas; and if he will make a statement.
(17962)
301  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he provides for local authorities regarding their procurement of timber and timber products which have been independently certified as originating from well-managed forests.
(18009)
302  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to publish the Green Paper on Planning.
(18013)
303  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received on the use of domestic sprinklers to prevent death and damage by fire in domestic homes.
(17391)
304  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research the Government is funding into rail track laying and maintenance technologies.
(17954)
305  
  
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total UK public expenditure, broken down into (a) capital and (b) revenue, including EU grants, was in each year since 1980 for which figures are available on (i) road infrastructure, (ii) local public transport, (iii) rail transport, (iv) water transport and (v) air transport.
(18082)
306  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce a probationary period for newly qualified drivers in the United Kingdom.
(17833)
307  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many of those who passed the driving test in each of the past five years were under 21 years of age.
(17835)
308  
  
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 occurred to passengers where they and the car driver are under 21 years of age, broken down by police authority area, in each of the last three years.
(17834)
309  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the cost was of re-branding his Department following its name change after the General Election.
(17862)
310  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will reply to WPQ numbers (a) 13442 and (b) 11001.
(17826)
311  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 145W, on preserved rights residents, if he will give comparable figures for the last three years for which figures are available.
(17933)
312  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 145W, on preserved rights residents, if he will give figures on the same basis for top-ups of (a) £70.01 to £80, (b) £80.01 to £90, (c) £90.01 to £100, (d) £100.01 to £110, (e) £110.01 to £120 and (f) £120.01 and over.
(17934)
313  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    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 over 50's from Tynemouth constituency in the last 12 months, (b) the destination of people leaving the scheme and (c) the cost involved.
(17991)
314  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    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 Tynemouth constituency in the last 12 months, (b) the destination of people leaving the scheme and (c) the cost involved.
(17992)
315  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to improve incentives for those with children to work; and how many have taken them up in Tynemouth constituency in the last year for which figures are available.
(17997)
316  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many older people will receive winter fuel payments this winter in Tynemouth constituency.
(17994)
317  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) record is kept and (b) assessment is made of the destinations of people who leave the New Deal for 50 plus for employment.
(18056)
318  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 160W, what proportion of the number of people leaving for (a) employment and (b) sustained employment in Government departments represents of the (i) total number of people leaving the New Deal for the Long-Term Unemployed and (ii) the number of people leaving the New Deal for the Long-Term Unemployed for employment.
(18040)
319  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent in the last 12 months on (a) television advertisements, (b) radio advertisements, (c) newspaper advertisements, (d) Internet advertisements and (e) leaflets or pamphlets relating to the promotion of the New Deal 50 Plus.
(18052)
320  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) record is kept and (b) assessment is made of the destinations of people who leave the New Deal for Disabled People for employment.
(18054)
321  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of his Department's budget for the next 12 months has been allocated to promotion of (a) the New Deal 50 plus, (b) the New Deal for Disabled People, (c) the New Deal for Lone Parents, (d) the New Deal for the Long-Term Unemployed and (e) the New Deal for Young People.
(18039)
322  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Government departments have signed New Deal Employer Agreements.
(18053)
323  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information is given to New Deal personal advisers on the opportunities that exist for New Deal participants within Government departments.
(18042)
324  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) television advertisements, (b) radio advertisements, (c) newspaper advertisements, (d) Internet advertisements and (e) leaflets or pamphlets relating to the promotion of the New Deal for Disabled People in each year since its inception.
(18051)
325  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what use is made of (a) jobpoints and (b) Employer Direct for the advertisement of vacancies in Government departments.
(18041)
326  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) television advertisements, (b) radio advertisements, (c) newspaper advertisements, (d) Internet advertisements and (e) leaflets or pamphlets relating to the promotion of the New Deal for Young People in each year since its inception.
(18048)
327  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) television advertisements, (b) radio advertisements, (c) newspaper advertisements, (d) Internet advertisements and (e) leaflets or pamphlets relating to the promotion of the New Deal for Lone Parents in each year since its inception.
(18050)
328  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) record is kept and (b) assessment made of the destinations of people who leave the New Deal for Lone Parents for employment.
(18055)
329  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on (a) television advertisements, (b) radio advertisements, (c) newspaper advertisements, (d) Internet advertisements and (e) leaflets or pamphlets relating to the promotion of the New Deal for the Long-Term Unemployed in each year since its inception.
(18049)
330  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 160W, what proportion of the number of people leaving for (a) employment and (b) sustained employment in government departments represents the (i) total number of people leaving the New Deal for Young People and (ii) number of people leaving the New Deal for Young People for employment.
(18060)
331  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 160W, which Government departments have taken on staff through the New Deal programme since its inception.
(18058)
332  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 160W, how many participants in (a) the New Deal for Young People and (b) the New Deal for the Long-Term Unemployed have entered (i) employment and (ii) sustained employment lasting more than 13 weeks in Government departments in each year since 1997, broken down by each department.
(18059)
333  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with other government departments to encourage employment of New Deal participants.
(18057)
334  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the estimated amount of money paid to asylum seekers by way of benefit in 2000.
(17880)
335  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) task-forces and (b) policy reviews with external members have been established by his Department since January 2000; and what (i) sub-groups, (ii) working-parties and (iii) other subsidiary committees were established by each body.
(18158)
336  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the date of establishment was for all (a) task-forces and (b) policy reviews with external members established by his Department since January 2000; which of them have issued their final reports and what the dates of publication were; which of them have been terminated and what the dates of termination were; and for those bodies still in existence, what their expected (i) reporting and (ii) termination dates are.
(18157)
337  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department's regulations governing deduction of benefits for people admitted to hospital for six weeks or more include consideration or fixed costs incurred, with particular reference to standing charges for utilities.
(18075)
338  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints about the work of the Child Support Agency have been made to the Agency by honourable Members on behalf of constituents, in each of the past five years.
(18175)
339  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has received in each of the last five years from members of the public in respect of the work of the Child Support Agency.
(17950)
340  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what records his Department keeps of the number of notified changes to housing benefit claims each year in each local authority; and whether such information is published.
(17864)
341  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the list of the changed circumstances a housing benefit claimant must report.
(17867)
342  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the extent of delays in the payment of housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(17866)
343  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with local authorities regarding the introduction of an integrated claim form for housing benefit, council tax benefit and other benefits.
(18001)
344  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list (i) the start date, (ii) the planned completion date, (iii) the actual completion date, (iv) the planned cost and (v) the actual cost of (a) DSS Year 2000 programme, (b) site backbone upgrade, (c) CSA Operations Re-organisation Project, (d) decision making and appeals, (e) working families tax credit, (f) resource accounting and budgeting, (g) Devolution (Scotland), (h) disability living allowance administrative reforms, (i) Order Book Control Service (OBCS)--National Rollout Project, (j) bereavement benefits, (k) Jobseeker's Allowance--New Deal for Partners of the Unemployed, (l) the Strategic Debt Solution Project, (m) the ACCORD IS/IT Supply Programme (Office and Networks) and (n) the ITSA Strategic Outsourcing Project.
(18002)
345  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the benefits included on the integrated claim form piloted in the one call centre pilots.
(17999)
346  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had regarding the introduction of a uniform housing benefit and council tax benefit form for the Basic Model ONE Pilot; and if he will make a statement.
(18000)
347  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the integrated claim form piloted in the one call centre pilots.
(17998)
348  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has set a deadline for concluding (a) the sale and (b) a lease of (i) the Millennium Dome and (ii) the site of the Millennium Dome.
[Transferred] (18069)
349  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what offers have been made (a) to purchase and (b) to lease (i) the Millennium Dome and (ii) the site of the Millennium Dome since 1st January.
[Transferred] (18070)
350  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have entered the New Deal gateway (a) once, (b) twice and (c) three times or more in the Buckingham constituency in respect of the (i) New Deal for Young People, (ii) New Deal for 25 plus, (iii) New Deal for 50 plus and (iv) New Deal for Lone Parents.
[Transferred] (17851)
351  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people on the New Deal for Young People in the Buckingham constituency have joined (a) for subsidised employment, (b) the Environmental Task Force, (c) the voluntary sector and (d) the full-time education or training option in each year since its operation.
[Transferred] (17850)
352  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Buckingham constituency are on the New Deal programme, broken down by each category of the New Deal.
[Transferred] (17852)
353  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the pilot breakfast clubs set up by the Goverment are going to be extended.
[Transferred] (18213)
354  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many heavy good vehicles have been inspected while driving on roads in the UK in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (17882)
355  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average level of precept was for (a) parish and town councils, (b) parish councils and (c) town councils in England in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (18063)
356  
  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate the Government has made of the impact on levels of illegal gambling activity of local authorities using their powers under recommendation 43 of the Gambling Review Report to ban all types of gambling in their locality.
[Transferred] (17960)
357  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he plans to grant 16 year olds the vote; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (18017)
358  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has had regarding the inappropriate use of fireworks.
[Transferred] (18155)
359  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action the police and local councils can take to control the inappropriate use of fireworks.
[Transferred] (18153)
360  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she plans to control the inappropriate use of fireworks; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (18154)
361  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the dangers of a civil emergency arising out of nuclear contamination consequent upon a nuclear accident in France; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (18198)
362  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the United Kingdom submission to the United Nations Commission on the law of the sea in the case brought by the Irish Republic on the Sellafield MOX plant on 19th November; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (17939)
363  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, when she expects the Performance and Innovation Unit report on energy policy to be completed; and if ministers will see the report before it is published.
[Transferred] (17935)
364  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect on tourism in the Buckingham constituency of (a) the foot and mouth disease outbreak and (b) the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11th September; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (17844)
365  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available to local authorities which experience a significant rise in housing benefit administrative costs as a consequence of large scale redundancies.
[Transferred] (17868)
366  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many older people are in receipt of a free television licence in the Tynemouth constituency.
[Transferred] (18003)
367  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children's homes in England and Wales that (a) are open and (b) have closed are now under investigation for possible child abuse; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (17886)
368  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to publish the report of the Government Actuary's Department 2000 survey of occupational pensions.
[Transferred] (17995)
369  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate is provided by the Government Actuary's latest survey of occupational pension schemes on (a) the proportion of such shares which undertake annual reviews of the level of pensions currently payable, (b) the proportion of occupational pensioners who have received post-retirement pension increases which are equivalent to, or better than, limited price indexation and (c) the average proportion of trustees of such schemes who are appointed by the employer.
[Transferred] (17996)


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