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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 26 November 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 26 November, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on  Monday 26 November, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

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


 
MONDAY 26th NOVEMBER
1  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the Cabinet Secretary has visited (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland since his appointment.
(17235)
2  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what fair employment measures his Cabinet Secretary has put in place in each Government department to encourage applications from Northern Ireland.
(17236)
3  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many full-time posts in the UK Civil Service are based in each parliamentary constituency.
(18521)
4  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what guidance has been issued in respect of value added tax concessions and listed church buildings.
(18455)
5  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she is making in advance of the FIA Master Sports World Council meeting on 13th December to secure the retention of the British Grand Prix on the 2002 Formula 1 calendar.
(18457)
6  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the value to the UK economy of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.
(18456)
7  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her policy towards motor sports.
(18458)
8  
N  
Andy Burnham (Leigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average Lottery funding to date is for parliamentary constituencies in (a) England and (b) the United Kingdom.
(16980)
9  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    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 Arundel and South Downs in each of the last five years.
(18328)
10  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made as to the effect on tourism in Arundel and South Downs 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.
(18327)
11  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average period was between a project being approved for Lottery funding and first payment being made to the project, for each of the Lottery distribution bodies in the last 12 months, and if she will make a statement.
(18245)
12  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received concerning delays between the approval of projects by Lottery distributors and the eventual transfer of funds; and if she will make a statement.
(18246)
13  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what time limits she has set for discussions between Patrick Carter and the Football Association on the English National Stadium.
(18513)
14  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average level of allocated, but unspent, funds has been for each of the Lottery fund distributors at the end of the financial year in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(18247)
15  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects discussions about football's national stadium between the Football Association and Patrick Carter to be concluded; when she will publish the report of Patrick Carter's investigation into the English National Stadium; and if she will make a statement.
(18512)
16  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 21W, on the National Lottery, how much money which is not committed to specific projects has been held by the National Lottery Distribution Fund at the end of each financial year since the National Lottery's inception; what proportion of the NLDF's total balance at the end of each year this sum constituted; and if she will make a statement.
(18244)
17  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the level of Government grant-in-aid was to the (a) English Tourism Council, (b) Welsh Tourist Board, (c) Scottish Tourist Board and (d) Northern Ireland Tourist Board per head of population in 2000-01.
(18415)
18  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of the foot and mouth crisis on tourism in the South-West.
(18417)
19  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to bring the level of Government grant-in-aid to the English Tourist Council into line with that to the Scottish, Wales and Northern Ireland tourist boards.
(18416)
20  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department will give the Football Foundation in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(18483)
21  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about tax relief for community and amateur sports clubs.
(18494)
22  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) school, (b) community and (c) company playing fields have been sold for development in (i) the Loughborough constituency, (ii) Leicestershire and (iii) the East Midlands in each of the last 10 years.
(18493)
23  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the recommendations of the Cunningham Review which have not been accepted by her Department.
(18485)
24  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the Quinquennial Review of Sport England; and if she will make a statement.
(18484)
25  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements she has made to monitor the impact of the New Opportunities for School and Community Sport has on the fight against crime and drugs.
(18342)
26  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how outdoor adventure facilities will be affected in the West Midlands by the New Opportunities for School and Community Sports Lottery funds.
(18339)
27  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance she has offered to education authorities regarding (a) who should be consulted in the West Midlands regarding the spending of funding allocations and (b) such spending, under New Opportunities for Schools and County Sport Lottery initiative.
(18336)
28  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements she has made to monitor the impact of the New Opportunities for School and Community Sport Lottery monies on social exclusion.
(18343)
29  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she will monitor the provision of New Opportunities for School and Community Sport in disadvantaged areas.
(18340)
30  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the provision of sports facilities for children with disabilities under the New Opprtunities for School and Community Sport Lottery funds.
(18335)
31  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements she has made to monitor the positive impact of the New Opportunities for School and Commuity Sport Lottery funds on providing young people with a healthy life style.
(18344)
32  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she will ensure that money from the New Opportunities for School and Community Sport will provide more opportunities for young people from disadvantaged areas.
(18341)
33  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how indoor sports facilities will be affected in the West Midlands by the New Opportunities for School and Community Sports Lottery funds.
(18338)
34  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect on tourism in East Devon of transport links with London.
(18281)
35  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made as to the effect on tourism in East Devon of (a) the foot and mouth disease outbreak and (b) the terrorist attacks on 11th September; and if she will make a statement.
(18284)
36  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) school and (b) community playing fields have been sold for development in East Devon in each of the last five years.
(18283)
37  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been received from the US authorities towards the costs of MoD police activities in the financial year 2000-01.
(17971)
38  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what were the net operating costs of DESO and related support functions in financial years (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(18607)
39  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects his Department's report into financial support for military exports will be published.
(18605)
40  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the cost to his Department of providing armed service personnel support to defence equipment demonstrations in the financial years (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(18606)
41  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has been informed by his United States counterpart of the locations in which cluster bombs have been used by US armed forces in Afghanistan.
(18506)
42  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armour piercing and hard target penetrating warheads containing depleted uranium have been tested in (a) Scotland and (b) Dumfries and Galloway in each of the last 10 years.
(18233)
43  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what lessons learned from the procurement process of Eurofighter he will apply to the procurement of the European Technology Acquisition Programme; what are the objectives of the ETAP study; when he expects the ETAP study to be completed; what financial commitment he has made to the ETAP study; what expenditure limits he has set for it; and if he will make a statement.
(18288)
44  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the merits of the MoD police purchasing vehicles through a central purchasing agency.
(18398)
45  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what policy the MoD police adopts towards supporting British manufacturing when purchasing vehicles.
(18399)
46  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average life expectancy of air filters used in those Challenger II tanks which participated in Operation Saif Sareea was.
(18462)
47  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the sums provided for (a) capital expenditure and (b) current expenditure for the Defence Logistics Organisation in the current financial year.
(18459)
48  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the proposed supporting role of the Territorial Army in Afghanistan.
(18639)
49  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each of the armed forces were deployable at the latest date for which figures are available.
(18460)
50  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the number of RAF flying hours accrued for Operation Veritas.
(18404)
51  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of commonwealth war graves in France in relation to the construction of the proposed new airport at Chaulnes.
(18638)
52  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Future Offensive Air System programme.
(18641)
53  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to re-negotiate the public service agreements signed with the Treasury for 2001 to 2004.
(18461)
54  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the NATO Defence Capability Initiative will report; and if he will make a statement.
(18640)
55  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK ships or aircraft have been (a) refused entry and (b) had additional operational restriction placed on them by the Spanish Government in the last five years with respect to access to (i) ports and (ii) airports after visiting Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(17979)
56  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers on exchange between the UK and Spain are serving in (a) UK Armed Forces and (b) Spanish Armed Forces; and if he will make a statement.
(17976)
57  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the closest operational NATO (a) air base and (b) port available to UK forces to Gibraltar is; and if he will make a statement.
(17983)
58  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint exercises have been held between UK and Spanish forces over the past five years; which have used facilities at Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(17975)
59  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional operational restrictions are imposed on (a) Royal Navy and RFA Ships, (b) RAF Aircraft and (c) UK troop deployments (i) on visits to and (ii) returning from Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(17980)
60  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK forces visited Gibraltar (a) on their way to and (b) returning from (i) Exercise Saif Sareea and (ii) Operation Veritas; and if he will make a statement.
(17981)
61  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what deployments outside Gibraltar have been made in the past five years by the Royal Regiment of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(17978)
62  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the visits to HM Base Gibraltar over the past two years by NATO forces; and if he will make a statement.
(17974)
63  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many citizens of (a) Spain and (b) Gibraltar applied to join HM Armed Forces over the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(17977)
64  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK forces are deployed in Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(17982)
65  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) replace and (b) upgrade the Tornado GR1 aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
(18759)
66  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his future procurement objectives in relation to (a) fixed wing aircraft and (b) helicopters.
(18758)
67  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on major procurement plans relating to land-based projects.
(18757)
68  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his estimate of the running costs of (a) an armoured regiment and (b) an artillery regiment, for the latest year for which figures are available.
(18752)
69  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vacancies there are at present in the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Air Force; and if he will make a statement.
(18751)
70  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to place orders to (a) upgrade and (b) replace torpedoes.
(18756)
71  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) armoured regiments, (b) infantry battalions, (c) artillery regiments, (d) signals regiments and (e) RAF squadrons have seen active service in conflicts over the last 15 years; and if he will make a statement.
(18753)
72  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his estimate of the percentage of the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Air Force which were committed to operations in each reporting period for each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(18754)
73  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his plans for the support, amphibious and battlefield rotorcraft procurement.
(18755)
74  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes of role his Department has assessed to be required for the proposed EU rapid reaction force in consequence of the 11th September attacks.
(18257)
75  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the use of the EU rapid reaction force for (a) crisis management and (b) war - fighting.
(18258)
76  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the properties at RAF Halton which his Department (a) has disposed of in the last five years, (b) classifies as surplus to requirements and (c) plans to classify as surplus to requirements.
(17644)
77  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department gave instructions to their agents to submit a planning application to Aylesbury Vale District Council in respect of the Princess Mary Hospital site, RAF Halton.
(17645)
78  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 20W, on the Defence Estates, Aylesbury, which government accounting rules require him to dispose of surplus sites as quickly as possible.
(17807)
79  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if Defence Estates has set a target date for the disposal of the site of the Princess Mary Hospital, RAF Halton.
(17646)
80  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason his Department has submitted two identical planning applications to Aylesbury Vale District Council in respect of the Princess Mary Hospital site, RAF Halton.
(17643)
81  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each of the armed forces tested positive for the use of controlled substances in each of the years since testing began, expressed as (a) a proportion of those tested and (b) by substance.
(18411)
82  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the armed forces compulsory drug testing programme; and if he will make a statement.
(18412)
83  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the pick-up rate broken down by condition of the medical screening programme for Far East prisoners of war; and if he will make a statement.
(18407)
84  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the draft plans for the new fixed wing aircraft repair business unit at Cardiff International Airport.
(18612)
85  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contribution his Department has made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency for the maintenance of British war graves in each of the last 10 years.
(15233)
86  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the terms of reference of the review of the armed forces pension scheme.
(15234)
87  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of non-World War I and World War II war graves overseas in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(15235)
88  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his annual departmental budget is for the maintenance of non-World War I and World War II war graves overseas.
(15236)
89  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements are in place for the maintenance of British war graves overseas of servicemen who perished in conflicts other than World Wars I and II; and if he will make a statement.
(15237)
90  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the need for additional warm weather clothing and footwear by soldiers on standby for deployment in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(18224)
91  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when her Department was first notified of possible fraud related to Individual Learning Accounts.
(17484)
92  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the differences in the operation of performance-related pay for (a) heads, (b) deputy heads, (c) assistant heads and (d) advanced skills teachers, with specific reference to the execution of the pay spine in each case.
(17823)
93  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the operation of performance-related pay for assistant head teachers, with particular reference to the subsidies granted by local education authorities in the current year.
(17809)
94  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will provide a nationwide breakdown of GCSE results in 2001 by gender.
(18614)
95  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost is of a full-time nursery place in (a) England and (b) Arundel and South Downs.
(18329)
96  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools have closed since 1997 in Arundel and South Downs.
(18310)
97  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what latest assessment she has made of the shortage of (a) school places and (b) teachers in Arundel and South Downs.
(18308)
98  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on difference in performance at GCSE between state secondary schools (a) with and (b) without a sixth form in Arundel and South Downs.
(18325)
99  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pre-schools have closed since 1997 in (a) England and (b) Arundel and South Downs.
(18330)
100  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the results of individual primary schools in National Curriculum tests for (a) reading and (b) mathematics at age seven years are available centrally to her Department.
(18261)
101  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if data showing the expenditure per pupil in individual schools (a) is and (b) could practicably be made available centrally to her Department.
(18265)
102  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the relative efficiency of teaching classes grouped by (a) age and (b) ability.
(18263)
103  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if data showing the average class sizes in (a) individual primary and (b) individual secondary schools (i) is and (ii) could practically be made available centrally to her Department.
(18267)
104  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of the continental European system of advancement from year to year based on academic performance rather than age.
(18262)
105  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if data showing average attainment level of pupils entering (a) individual primary and (b) individual secondary schools (i) is and (ii) could practically be made available centrally to her Department.
(18266)
106  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement in respect of the recent findings of the National Foundation of Educational Research in respect of average performance levels by (a) comprehensive schools and (b) grammar and secondary modern schools counted together.
(18264)
107  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations in Slough received Investors in People awards in each year since 1997.
(18648)
108  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the specialist schools in education authorities which retain the 11 plus, indicating which are (a) grammar and (b) secondary modern or non-selective schools.
(18647)
109  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the New Deal for Disabled People pilot studies.
(18410)
110  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the state of the fabric of Wiltshire schools.
(18414)
111  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of the young people in Wiltshire who found employment through the New Deal have found sustained unsubsidised work.
(18405)
112  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils there are with SEN statements at each of the secondary schools in Cheshire.
(18442)
113  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there are at each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in the Tatton constituency.
(18443)
114  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received from (a) Pitman Training and (b) the Association of Computer Trainers on solutions to the problems concerning individual learning accounts.
(18296)
115  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she plans to introduce a replacement scheme for ILAs.
(18294)
116  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what level of funding has been made available to Leicestershire to provide free nursery places to three year olds; and what assessment she has made of the total cost of providing free nursery places for all three year olds in Leicestershire by 2004.
(18498)
117  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance her Department gives to local education authorities on their relationship with Early Year Development Partnerships.
(18499)
118  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance her Department gives to local education authorities about providing additional funding to Early Year Development Partnerships to provide free nursery places for all three year olds.
(18500)
119  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance her Department has given to (a) local education authorities and (b) Early Year Development Partnerships on the distribution of funding for nursery places for three year olds on the basis of postcodes; and if she will make a statement.
(18501)
120  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she has received further bids from Leicestershire (a) local education authorities and (b) Early Year Development Partnerships for additional funding in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.
(18502)
121  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what precentage of three year olds in Leicestershire will receive free nursery places in 2001-02; and what is the national average.
(18503)
122  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on average class sizes in primary and secondary schools in the Leicestershire Local Education Authority from 1992 to the most recent year for which figures are available.
(18504)
123  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what statistics she requires london local education authorities to provide to her Department to measure the level of (a) competitive sport and (b) physical education in schools.
(18505)
124  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 22nd October, Official Report, column 44W, on university staff, how many of the academic staff reported to have left (a) University of Oxford and (b) University of Sussex were re-engaged by their universities after 31st March (i) for the academic year until 30th September and (ii) for a longer period.
(18248)
125  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to promote sport and PE in schools.
(18337)
126  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how (a) participation rates and (b) attainment levels (i) of pupils and (ii) of areas benefiting from education maintenance allowances compare with those not so benefiting.
(18620)
127  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for each specialist school and college in (a) Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire, what were its (i) targets associated with specialist status and (ii) success in meeting those targets in the most recent year for which information is available.
(18619)
128  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were excluded (a) permanently and (b) temporarily from schools in each year since 1997.
(18617)
129  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in each age group were excluded (a) permanently and (b) temporarily from schools in the most recent year for which information is available.
(18618)
130  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she proposes to publish evidence on the educational benefits of education maintenance allowances before taking a decision about roll-out; and when that will be.
(18621)
131  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what are her quantitive targets for the Connexions service.
(18622)
132  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in relation to youth services in each local education authority how many hours of provision are made (a) directly by the LEA (b) on behalf of the LEA and (c) independently of the LEA.
(18623)
133  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how she proposes that the work of rural education action zones be carried forward following the transfer of responsibility for EAZ schools to the Excellence in Cities programme.
(18624)
134  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make it her policy to ensure that the amounts that local education authorities are required to transfer to learning and skills councils from April 2002 for post-16 education broadly matches the education standard spending assessment for that group for each local education authority.
(17965)
135  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 8th November, Official Report, column 511W, on higher education, if she will break down the data given to (a) teaching staff, (b) research staff and (c) combined teaching and research staff.
(18333)
136  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the source was of the figures she used which illustrate the gap between the supply and demand of teachers in her speech on the Social Market function.
(18345)
137  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 15th November, Official Report, column 866W, on asset management plans, if she will place a copy of the results in the Library.
(18334)
138  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 7th November, Official Report, column 245W, on high quality teaching, how much funding is provided to support teachers' performance pay through special grants for each local education authority; and how many teachers in each local education authority are in receipt of this funding.
(18181)
139  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to review the implementation of anti-bullying policies.
(16977)
140  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Government policy is on bullying in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
(16978)
141  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if (a) departmental officials, (b) persons acting on behalf of her Department and (c) military personnel involved in handling issues relating to foot and mouth disease were invited to sign a copy of the Official Secrets Act; and if she will make a statement.
(18029)
142  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to permit forage movements between livestock farms under force of restrictions and farms which have surplus stocks of fodder.
(18030)
143  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the consequences for the level of the fox population of the temporary suspension of hunting.
(17968)
144  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential dangers of transmission of foot and mouth disease from the travelling of hunters from areas where hunting is still suspended to areas where the suspension has been lifted.
(17970)
145  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the economic impact on the rural economy of the temporary suspension of hunting.
(17966)
146  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the risk of the transmission of foot and mouth disease from the consumption by dogs of fallen stock.
(17969)
147  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on fox populations of the existence of artificial earths.
(17967)
148  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent measures she has taken to clean up contaminated land sites in England and Wales; if she will take steps to recover costs from companies responsible for contaminating land; and if she will make a statement.
(16975)
149  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the honourable Member for Huntingdon's letter of 5th July on behalf of his constituent, Mrs June Allen.
(17482)
150  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list by region the amounts paid to farmers in Scotland for each of the (a) CAP and (b) UK schemes for which she is responsible for the last five years.
(18031)
151  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will pay interest for the late payment of foot and mouth compensation to Mr Whittal Williams, a constituent.
(18642)
152  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the applicability of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1999 to her Department.
(18636)
153  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications she has received for interest for late payment of foot and mouth compensation.
(18643)
154  
  
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 26th October, Offical Report, column 409W, on energy efficiency, what the closing date was for the energy conservation authorities to report their energy efficiency improvements to 31st March.
(18731)
155  
  
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 26th October, Official Report, Column 409W, on energy efficiency, what analysis of overall percentage improvements in domestic energy efficiency is required before figures for those overall percentage improvements can be published; and when she intends to publish the figures.
(18732)
156  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 18th July from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire concerning dormant quarries in the Peak District National Park.
(17963)
157  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 4th July from the honourable Member for West Derbyshire concerning Mr and Mrs Don Holland.
(17964)
158  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; how these reforms will be beneficial to agriculture in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales; whether the policy was agreed with the devolved administrations; and how the United Kingdom's policy on reform of the CAP has changed since devolution.
(17240)
159  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many samples of imported meat have been tested for the classical swine fever virus in each month since testing began.
(18413)
160  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the industrial action by her Department's civil servants has led to a backlog in processing (a) IACS payments and (b) compensation payments; and if the Government will pay interest to farmers affected by late payments.
(18295)
161  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has issued to farmers and landowners concerning liability for losses should foot and mouth be spread by hunts on their land.
(18384)
162  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information is required from landowners before permits are issued allowing the resumption of hunting with dogs on their land.
(18383)
163  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the farming community about the proposed ear tagging schemes for sheep.
(18516)
164  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what occasions Scottish ministers have spoken formally at the Council of Ministers on Scotland's fishing interests.
(18179)
165  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made about when Devon will be given disease free status from foot and mouth.
(18332)
166  
N  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to announce the level of sheep annual premium for the forthcoming year.
(18085)
167  
N  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received with regard to the level of sheep annual premium for the forthcoming year.
(18084)
168  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the performance of the contractors and management of the Government's energy efficiency scheme.
(18385)
169  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he collates on the proportion of assets in funded public sector pension schemes represented by companies subject to regulation as utilities.
(18024)
170  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place a copy of the responses to the tax credits consultation document in the Library.
(18598)
171  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the numbers contributing to AVC and FSAVC schemes earning up to £95,400 in 2001-02.
(17818)
172  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the British overseas and dependent territories with which exchange of information agreements have been agreed (a) for tax and (b) financial regulation purposes, indicating the date of such agreement; and if he will list separately those overseas and dependent territories with which no such agreement yet exists.
(17728)
173  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of members who joined private sector occupational pension schemes before 14th March 1989 earning between, (a) £10,000 to £20,000 per annum, (b) £21,000 to £30,000, (c) £31,000 to £40,000, (d) £41,000 to £50,000, (e) £51,000 to £60,000, (f) £61,000 to £70,000, (g) £71,000 to £80,000 (h) £81,000 to £90,000, (i) £91,000 to £100,000 and (j) £101,000 and above in the last year for which he has data.
(17819)
174  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the (a) stock and (b) net change to stock of businesses as measured by VAT registrations in each region and nation of the UK in each year since 1996, (i) in total and (ii) per capita of population.
(17725)
175  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the members of the post-1989 private occupational pension schemes, if he will estimate the numbers of members earning (a) up to £25,000 per annum, (b) £26,000 to £35,000, (c) £36,000 to £45,000, (d) £46,000 to £55,000 (e) £56,000 to £65,000, (f) £66,000 to £75,000, (g) £76,000 to £85,000 and (h) £86,000 to £95,000 in the last year for which he has data.
(17811)
176  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of members in pre-1987 private sector occupational pension schemes earning (a) £10,000 to £20,000 per annum, (b) £21,000 to £30,000, (c) £31,000 to £40,000, (d) £41,000 to £50,000, (e) £51,000 to £60,000, (f) £61,000 to £70,000, (g) £71,000 to £80,000, (h) £81,000 to £90,000, (i) £91,000 to £100,000 and (j) £101,000 and above in the last year for which he has data.
(17820)
177  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of members of a private occupational pensions scheme established on or after 14th March 1989, or who became members of a previously established scheme on or after 1st June 1989.
(17810)
178  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the sensitivity of revenues to oil price changes.
(17726)
179  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures introduced since 1997 have enabled the United Kingdom to become better placed to withstand a global downturn; and if he will make a statement.
(16976)
180  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received in support of the climate change levy; and from whom.
(17483)
181  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received (a) tax credits and (b) means-tested benefits in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs in each year since April 1997.
(18313)
182  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the latest overhaul of the HM Treasury website cost; and what the breakdown of spending on the website has been in each year since 1997.
(18307)
183  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional revenue he raised in 2000-01 from property and land transactions in the Arundel and South Downs constituency as a result of the increases in stamp duty in the March 2000 Budget.
(18331)
184  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher rate taxpayers there were in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs in each year since April 1997.
(18314)
185  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the progress of the National Enterprise Campaign.
(18309)
186  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 20th November, Official Report, column 271W, for what reason he will not reply on the representations he has received on changes to insurance policies and premiums for small businesses since 11th September; and if he will make a statement.
(18400)
187  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department told (a) London Underground and (b) the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions that some more expensive elements of the London Underground PPP scheme should be scheduled for the later years of the scheme.
(18401)
188  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, of those self-employed aged between (a) 18 and 35, (b) 36 and 45, (c) 46 and 50, (d) 51 and 55, (e) 56 and 60 and (h) 61 and 74 years, if he will estimate the numbers earning (i) up to £35,000 per year, (ii) between £35,000 and £45,000 per year, (iii) between £45,000 and £55,000 per year, (iv) between £55,000 and £65,000 per year, (v) between £65,000 and £75,000 per year, (vi) beween £75,000 and £85,000 per year, (vii) between £85,000 and £95,000 per year and (viii) over £95,000 per year, for the tax year (A) 2000 and (B) 2001.
(18600)
189  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the numbers of self-employed between the ages of (a) 18 and 35, (b) 36 and 45, (c) 46 and 50, (d) 51 and 55, (e) 56 and 60 and (f) 61 and74 years and estimate the numbers in each category paying the (i) standard rate and (ii) higher rate of tax for the tax year 2000-01.
(18609)
190  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate, of those between the ages of (a) 18 and 35, (b) 36 and 45, (c) 46 and 50, (d) 51 and 55, (e) 56 and 60 and (f) 61 and 74 years, the numbers earning (i) up to £35,000 per year, (ii) between £35,000 and £45,000 per year, (iii) between £45,000 and £55,000 per year, (iv) between £55,000 and £65,000 per year, (v) between £65,000 and £75,000 per year, (vi) between £75,000 and £85,000 per year, (vii) between £85,000 and £95,000 per year and (viii) over £95,000 per year, for the tax year (1) 2000 and (2) 2001.
(18603)
191  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many defined contribution occupational pension schemes are covered by the pre-1987 tax regime; and how many members of such schemes there are.
(18611)
192  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many defined contribution occupational pension schemes are covered by the 1987 to 1989 tax regime.
(18626)
193  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many occupational pension schemes are covered by the (a) pre-1987 and (b) 1987 to 1989 tax regime.
(18604)
194  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many group personal pension plans there were in 2000-01; and how many individual members of them there were.
(18601)
195  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of members of defined contribution pension schemes paying the (a) higher rate and (b) standard rate of tax.
(18610)
196  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of defined contribution pension schemes are paying the (a) higher rate and (b) standard rate of tax.
(18627)
197  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of group personal pension plans there are in the age groups (a) 18 to 35, (b) 36 to 45, (c) 46 to 50, (d) 51 to 55, (e) 56 to 60 and (f) 61 to 74 years.
(18602)
198  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list (a) the countries eligible for debt relief under the heavily indebted poorer countries initiative whose debt repayments to the United Kingdom are now being held in trust, (b) the amount of money held in trust in respect of each such country and (c) the level of debt outstanding to the United Kingdom from each such country.
(18387)
199  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his policy on the treatment of interest earned on money paid as debt service payments by highly indebted poor countries to the United Kingdom and currently held in trust by the Government.
(18386)
200  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority regarding the implementation of the new regulatory regime for mortgages; and if he will make a statement.
(18033)
201  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Council of Mortgage Lenders on (a) the inclusion of mortgage advice and mortgage intermediaries in the new regulatory regime and (b) on moving the date of N3 from August 2002 to 2003; and if he will make a statement.
(18034)
202  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government has conducted a regional impact assessment of public expenditure with respect to any Government department; and if he will make a statement.
(18519)
203  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to allow regional development agencies to issue regional bonds as a regional investment facility.
(18514)
204  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy to seek revision of the framework set down by the Stability and Growth Pact as part of the preparations for UK euro entry.
(18518)
205  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to ensure a competitive sterling to euro exchange rate.
(18517)
206  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expenditure was (a) under the Single Regeneration Budget, and its equivalents, (b) under the housing capital programmes outside the SRB, (c) under the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund, (d) by specialised economic regeneration agencies, (e) by TECs, skills and learning councils and on education and training by the Employment Service and the further education funding councils, (f) by the DTI on regional policies including regional selective assistance, (g) by the enterprise boards and (h) under specialist regeneration activities including employment zones and New Deal in Communities in each of the last 10 years for each of the nations of Great Britain.
(18522)
207  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what rules govern annual debt repayments by local authorities in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(18515)
208  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the HIPC initiative on the debt levels of the HIPC nations; and if he will make a statement.
(18489)
209  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis he has made of the impact of the slowdown in the world economy on manufacturing in the East Midlands.
(18490)
210  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from manufacturers about the rate of sterling in the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(18488)
211  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy that recipients of the proposed integrated child credit will be required to have their payments paid into a bank account.
(18086)
212  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the value of the tax relief given in respect of individual pension accounts in the current financial year.
(18028)
213  
N  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will give honourable Members diplomatic passports on the same basis as British Members of the European Parliament.
(16826)
214  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the imprisonment of 12 UK citizens in Greece on alleged espionage charges.
(18388)
215  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries his Department has assessed as seeking to make (a) nuclear, (b) biological and (c) chemical weapons.
(18260)
216  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the regimes which his Department suspects of having given (a) active and (b) passive aid to the Bin Laden organisation.
(18259)
217  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether (a) Iraq and (b) Iran have covertly produced biological weapons.
(18268)
218  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will open representation offices for the devolved administration.
(17239)
219  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish his Department's entertainment budget for the last financial year.
(17237)
220  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the United Kingdom Representation at Brussels has extended to the Northern Ireland Executive in helping it to establish an office in Brussels.
(17238)
221  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the areas under the third pillar of the EU treaties to which co-decision with the European Parliament (a) applies and (b) does not apply.
(18440)
222  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd October, Official Report, column 117W, on the Scottish Executive, at which Council of Ministers' meetings since May 1999 Scottish Executive Ministers have (a) been present and (b) spoken to the Ministers in formal session.
(18182)
223  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to visit the Joint Entry Clearance Unit.
(18735)
224  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many public appointments he has made since 7th June; and if he will list them.
(18736)
225  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 45W, on visa cases, when it became the practice not to disclose details of individual visa cases in a public forum; and for what reason.
(18628)
226  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to visit India.
(18733)
227  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the Chief Minister of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(18734)
228  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the support given by (a) Zimbabwean and (b) other SADC parliamentarians for the electoral recommendations to Zimbabwe by the SADC Parliamentary Forum.
(16235)
229  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what international efforts are being made to encourage the Government of Zimbabwe to implement the recommendations on elections endorsed at the meeting of the SADC Parliamentary Forum at Windhoek in March.
(16236)
230  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken to support the SADC Parliamentary Forum proposals for elections in Zimbabwe.
(16237)
231  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) his Department and (b) international organisations have made to the Zimbabwe Government to ensure that a politically neutral election commission is in place to administer the forthcoming presidential election in Zimbabwe.
(16238)
232  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what British representations have been made to the Government of Zimbabwe relating to (a) free access for all parties to up to date copies of the electronic voters roll, (b) freedom of private media, (c) equal access of all parties to state controlled media during the presidential election campaign and (d) agreement to the admission of election observers bound by the SADC Parliamentary Forum Code.
(16239)
233  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the South African Government about the situation in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(16240)
234  
N  
Andy Burnham (Leigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of general practitioner practices in the (a) Leigh constituency, (b) Wigan borough and (c) Greater Manchester are below minimum standards.
(16886)
235  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer, of 20th November, Official Report, column 243W, on expenditure on IT, if he will publish such information as he has on expenditure.
(18234)
236  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to this Answer of 21st November, Official Report, column 364-5W, on children at risk, if he will set out separately the number of unborn children.
(18235)
237  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the use of interferon beta and glatiramer in the treatment of multiple sclerosis; and if he will make a statement.
(17248)
238  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths there have been since May 1997 from stroke; how many of these were smoking related; and what plans he has to introduce a bill on tobacco advertising and promotion.
(18463)
239  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of dentists providing NHS treatment in Huntingdon; and if he will make a statement.
(17480)
240  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential and nursing home beds are available in Kent; and how many were available in 1997.
(17422)
241  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in Arundel and South Downs in each year since 1990.
(18323)
242  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing and residential care (a) homes and (b) beds have closed in Arundel and South Downs in each year since 1997.
(18324)
243  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, how many hospital beds were unavailable in Arundel and South Downs to incoming patients 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.
(18321)
244  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients contracted hospital-acquired infections in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 in Arundel and South Downs.
(18318)
245  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing vacancies there are in the NHS in Arundel and South Downs.
(18319)
246  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations have been cancelled in Arundel and South Downs, in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, as a result of hospital beds being occupied by (i) delayed discharge patients who are awaiting social services funding or assessment and (ii) delayed discharge patients who had fully funded social services packages arranged.
(18320)
247  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    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 Arundel and South Downs constituency.
(18615)
248  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the availability of the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis in schools in Arundel and South Downs.
(18322)
249  
  
Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the standard retirement age is for (a) doctors and (b) consultants in the Taunton and Somerset NHS Hospital Trust; how many in each category were compulsorily retired for age reasons in each of the last five years.
(18402)
250  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he will take to ensure that patients receive the information that is required by the Labels and Leaflets Directive (92/27/EEC) when prescription medicines are dispensed.
(18392)
251  
  
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make drinking water fluoridation more easily available in those areas which express a desire to have such water treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(18650)
252  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what system is used in the funding of lymphoedema clinics; if he will take steps to encourage a uniform service; and if he will make a statement.
(18303)
253  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the maximum outside night-time noise event target of 60 dBu in the World Health Organisation Charter on Environment and Transport includes noise from aircraft.
(18439)
254  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was provided by the NHS to the East Cheshire Hospice in each of the last 10 years.
(18449)
255  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the South Cheshire Health Authority waited (a) more than three months for an inpatient operation, (b) more than six months for an inpatient operation, (c) more than one year for an inpatient operation, (d) more than three months for an outpatient appointment, (e) more than six months for an outpatient appointment and (f) more than one year for an outpatient appointment in each of the last 10 years.
(18437)
256  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of NHS Direct on the number of patients visiting general practitioners in Leicestershire.
(18497)
257  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of funding will be available in the NHS Plan for the future funding of walk-in Centres in England.
(18477)
258  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from Leicester University hospitals about the timescale for delivering a diabetes national service framework; and if he will make a statement.
(18479)
259  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average level of remuneration for NHS dentists.
(18478)
260  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in (a) Leicestershire and (b) the Loughborough constituency are registered with an NHS dentist.
(18496)
261  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in (a) Leicestershire and (b) the Loughborough constituency provide NHS treatment.
(18495)
262  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Loughborough Walk in Centre; and if he will make a statement.
(18476)
263  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of (a) capital and (b) revenue funding he has made available to Leicester and Rutland NHS Trust for the Loughborough Walk in Centre.
(18475)
264  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the new Loughborough General Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(18474)
265  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations have been cancelled in Devon, in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, as a result of hospital beds being occupied by (i) delayed discharge patients who were awaiting social services funding or assessment and (ii) delayed discharge patients who had fully funded social services packages arranged.
(18285)
266  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of children aged (a) one to two, (b) two to three and (c) three to four years have been given MMR innoculations in Devon in the last five years.
(18280)
267  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing and residential care (a) homes and (b) beds have closed in Devon in each year since 1997.
(18287)
268  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds were unavailable in Devon to incoming patients as a result of their occupation by (a) delayed discharge patients who were awaiting social services funding and (b) delayed discharge patients who had fully funded social services packages arranged in each quarter in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(18286)
269  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died while on trolleys in the Leicestershire Health Authority while awaiting admission in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(18737)
270  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the death of Mrs Brenda Jones.
(18740)
271  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the annual budget of the University of Leicester Hospitals Trust for the latest financial year.
(18738)
272  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultants there are in the University of Leicester hospitals.
(18739)
273  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter of 5th October (his ref POH(4)5332/24) from the honourable Member for Northavon regarding a constituent, Mr Wilcox.
(18027)
274  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what money the Government has made available to UK-wide youth helplines in the last 12 months.
(16979)
275  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letters of 14th August and 3rd October from the honourable Member for Putney on behalf of his constituent Ms Saeeda Dualeh Jibril (Ref. O 128662).
(16767)
276  
  
Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on Government plans to increase the number of officers in the Metropolitan Police.
(18726)
277  
  
Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recruits have entered training for the Metropolitan Police in each month since 1st July 1999.
(18652)
278  
  
Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the number of police officers for each London borough in each month since 1st July 1999 that (a) were in post, (b) left the service and (c) were recruited.
(18651)
279  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bed spaces the Landmark Company is contracted to provide for asylum seekers.
(18346)
280  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department concluded the last contract with the Landmark Company in respect of asylum seekers; and which properties this was in respect of.
(18347)
281  
  
Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average time for processing a visa for indefinite stay in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 and (e) 2001 to date; and how many staff were employed processing visa applications other than for asylum seekers in each year from 1997 to 2001.
(18403)
282  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list his reasons for excluding the police from awards of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
(18507)
283  
  
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change male prisons to female use.
(18424)
284  
N  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the allocation of funding for Communities Against Drugs is for each of the three years from 2000-01.
(17904)
285  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers serve with the Staffordshire force; how many officers this represents per 100,000 head of population; and how the number of officers for Staffordshire compares with other shire counties in England.
(18390)
286  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the recommendations made by the Kainos Programme Evaluation report.
(18184)
287  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent consultations he has undertaken with local authorities about proposals for levels of funding for asylum seekers.
(18644)
288  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes per 1,000 population there were in each of the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in the Thames Valley Police Area in the last year for which figures are available.
(18649)
289  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities have indicated that their costs of supporting asylum seekers exceed (a) current and (b) proposed grant levels.
(18645)
290  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will establish a process to ensure that (a) criminal justice agencies, (b) social services departments and (c) others can learn the lessons from those cases where a victim of domestic violence has subsequently been murdered by her abuser.
(18646)
291  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 21st November, Official Report, column 350W, on detentions, how many of the (a) Iraqis and (b) Palestinians detained during the Gulf War were compensated.
(18616)
292  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many homicides were committed in each year from 1997 to 2001 by criminals who were on early release from prison at the time of the attack.
(18418)
293  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates there were in Styal Women's Prison in each of the last 20 years.
(18441)
294  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police (a) officers and (b) constables there were per head of population in Cheshire in each of the last 10 years.
(18444)
295  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses his Department has received following its consultation, Sense in Sentencing; and if he will list those who have responded.
(18511)
296  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures will be available to public authorities to protect the academic confidentiality of information contained in project licences held under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 after the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is implemented.
(18297)
297  
  
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will improve the quality of service of the honourable Members' hotline for immigration matters.
(18272)
298  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he routinely takes to monitor immigration through south coast ports; and how that has increased since 11th September.
(18393)
299  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedure is to be adopted by those seeking to enter the UK via ports without immigration controls or personnel; and how that has changed since 11th September.
(18395)
300  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are engaged in monitoring immigration and immigration control through each south coast port; and how that has increased since 11th September.
(18394)
301  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons are known to have entered the UK via ports without immigration personnel, (a) in the last 12 months and (b) since 11th September.
(18396)
302  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the Asian community functions (a) he and (b) his Ministers have attended since 7th June.
(18744)
303  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permits were granted in 2000 and in which categories.
(18746)
304  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many footballers have been granted work permits in each year since 1997.
(18747)
305  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he next plans to visit the Joint Entry Clearance Unit.
(18748)
306  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the public appointments he has made since 7th June.
(18749)
307  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will respond to the UN Report of the Panel of Exports on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and other Forms of Wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in particular Section III part D.
(18630)
308  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her response to the proposals by the Mineseeker Foundation on a scheme to clear mines in Afghanistan.
(17973)
309  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the sanctions against terrorists in Angola since the publication of the third report of the Monitoring Mechanism on Sanctions against UNITA.
(18632)
310  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what actions her Department is taking to promote good governance in Malawi; and what assessment she has made of the decision of major donors to suspend development aid to the country.
(18631)
311  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on (a) the progress of the Abuja agreement in Zimbabwe and (b) the prospects for the elections next year.
(18634)
312  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what actions her Department is taking to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe; and what assessment she has made of the impact of President Mugabe's decision not to allow aid agencies to distribute emergency food supplies.
(18633)
313  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on (a) the progress of the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, (b) her recent vist to the region and (c) the latest International Crisis Group report on the Inter-Congolese dialogue.
(18635)
314  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people applied to become magistrates in Huntingdon in each year from 1996; and how many were women.
(17478)
315  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the (a) units of residential accommodation owned or rented by the Lord Chancellor's Department for occupation by Judges on circuit, (b) accumulative capital value of the same when last valued, (c) the running costs of maintaining the same for the financial years (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99 and (iii) 1999-2000 and (d) the number of Judges accommodated in the same for each of the above years and the number of nights they were so accommodated.
(18629)
316  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions his officials had discussions with (a) Ardoyne Road and (b) Glenbryn Road residents about the Holy Cross protest; and what the outcome of these meetings was.
(17233)
317  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Police Service for Northern Ireland's policing strategy for the Holy Cross protests; and how many times this has been reviewed.
(17232)
318  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost has been to (a) the Army and (b) the Police Service for Northern Ireland of policing the Holy Cross protest.
(17230)
319  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the police in Northern Ireland paid to informers in the last year for which figures are available; how many informers received payments; and what the average payment made was.
(17806)
320  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what type of complaints he has received from (a) Ardoyne Road and (b) Glenbryn Road residents relating to the Holy Cross protest.
(17231)
321  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the religious breakdown is of his Department's Civil Service staff by grade in the (a) London office and (b) Belfast office.
(17241)
322  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what Government grants have been allocated to local community groups in North Belfast; and for what purpose, since 1998.
(17234)
323  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) Republican and (b) Loyalist paramilitary crimes have been committed (i) since the signing of the Belfast Agreement and (ii) during 2001, broken down into (a) shootings, (b) bombings, (c) killings, (d) beatings and (e) other crimes; and if he will make a statement.
(17905)
324  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the impact of the incitement to religious hatred clause Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill on preaching against Roman Catholicism in Northern Ireland.
(18183)
325  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, whether individuals appointed by him to the House of Lords to act as ministers following further reforms will be expected to serve a minimum time in that capacity in order to qualify for life membership of the chamber.
(17972)
326  
  
Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many references there have been to the Court of Appeal under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 since 1972.
(18302)
327  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what communications she has received from the European Commission concerning the draft Wireless Telegraphy (Control of Interference from Material Substances Forming Part of the Telecommunications System) Regulations 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(18472)
328  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what were the outstanding amounts of ECGD guarantees in respect of defence equipment broken down by country for the financial years (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(18750)
329  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy on the provision of export credits for military equipment.
(18608)
330  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which air routes in Britian benefit from a public service order.
(18730)
331  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funds are available from (a) the Treasury and (b) the EU for the subsidising of public service orders.
(18728)
332  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to extend the provision of public service orders.
(18724)
333  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria have to be met in order for a route to be granted a public service order.
(18729)
334  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with Consignia on the proposal to charge customers for post and delivery before 9.30 am.
(17421)
335  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the proposed abolition of the second postal delivery.
(17419)
336  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the management of Consignia on charging for the second postal delivery.
(17420)
337  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the measures taken by Consignia to prevent sub-post office closures in the Huntingdon constituency; and if she will make a statement.
(17481)
338  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the total cost of electricity generation by (a) gas, (b) coal and (c) nuclear is accounted for by the primary fuel source in the latest year for which figures are available.
(17808)
339  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the measures taken by Consignia to prevent sub-post office closures in the constituency of Galloway and Upper Nithsdale; and if she will make a statement.
(18032)
340  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date A&P made their submission to the Office of Fair Trading supporting their purchase of Cammell Laird shipbuilders.
(18298)
341  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for the role of the Director General Research Councils.
(18276)
342  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role a Director General of Science, Technology and Innovation will play in directing blue skies research; and if she will make a statement.
(18277)
343  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role the Minister of Science will play in the new structures within her Department.
(18278)
344  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to reconstruct the Office of Science and Technology, and if she will make a statement.
(18275)
345  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will appoint the new Director of Science, Technology and Innovation.
(18274)
346  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what procedures are in place to ensure that the energy (a) policy and (b) regulation of Great Britain does not discriminate against the Northern Ireland natural gas Industry.
(18613)
347  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to assist the development of the Omega site in Warrington; and if she will make a statement.
(17906)
348  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had regarding the collapse of Atlantic Telecom; and if she will make a statement.
(18279)
349  
N  
Mr John McWilliam (Blaydon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment her Department has made of the economic importance of the UK space technology sector in terms of (a) the extent to which it can help the UK's manufacturing industry develop export markets, (b) the extent to which it can help the United Kingdom manufacturing industry create jobs and (c) the impact of her Department's assessment on the United Kingdom's decision to provide funds to support the Galileo project; and if she will make a statement.
[R] (17805)
350  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effect of climate change levy after rebates on the manufacturing sector in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Wiltshire; and if she will make a statement.
(18422)
351  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the future funding of Jodrell Bank Observatory.
(18446)
352  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce monitoring of the incidence of workplace bullying.
(18486)
353  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list all (a) funding sources and (b) initiatives available from her Department to (i) the private sector, (ii) the voluntary sector and (iii) local authorities.
(18487)
354  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the North West Development Agency on access to the Lune industrial estate.
(18250)
355  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of (a) the number of jobs created, (b) the number of jobs created to be taken up by residents of communities in need and (c) the estimated cost per job created as part of the (i) Luneside East, (ii) Lancaster West Business Park, (iii) Heysham Business Park, (iv) Kingsway, (v) Mellishaw North and (vi) Luneside West developments included in the bid for an economic development zone by Lancaster City Council.
(18253)
356  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) organisations, (b) interest groups, (c) individuals and (d) community forums have been consulted in relation to the bid put forward to the Regional Development Agency by Lancaster City Council for an economic development zone.
(18252)
357  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the North West Development Agency in relation to the bid put forward by Lancaster City Council for an economic development zone.
(18251)
358  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will issue the statutory social and enviromental guidelines to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority; and if she will make a statement.
(18391)
359  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the future of the EU block exemption of the selective and exclusive distribuiton of motor vehicles.
(18467)
360  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria she will use for the regulatory impact assessment of the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive; and if she will make a statement.
(18468)
361  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her policy is on the continuance of an independent retail motor fuels industry; and if she will make a statement.
(18465)
362  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the terms of reference and composition are of the Automotive Innovative Growth Team; and if she will make a statement.
(18466)
363  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place copies of the responses to her Department's consultation paper on the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive in the libraries of both Houses.
(18469)
364  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people are employed in the retail motor industry in the United Kingdom.
(18464)
365  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by how much each regional development agency's budget was reduced to provide money for the Fishing Communities Regeneration Initiative.
(18271)
366  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list, by region, the communities that have received funds under the Fishing Communities Regeneration Initiative and the purposes for which each community used its funds.
(18269)
367  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many and what proportion of Railtrack shares were owned by institutional investors (a) at privatisation and (b) on 1st October for each year following.
(18231)
368  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on how many days following privatisation Railtrack shares were worth (a) more and (b) less than their opening price; and what the highest and lowest values were of a single Railtrack share between privatisation and 1st October.
(18232)
369  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many households in council and RSL properties will not have reached their target rents by 2012-13.
(18625)
370  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has received the new evidence gained from re-examination of The Braer's surviving logbooks by two independent marine engineers; and if he will make a statement.
(18727)
371  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will order the Marine Accidents Investigation Board to re-open the inquiry to establish the facts concerning the loss of The Braer.
(18722)
372  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the recent decision of the Marine Accidents Investigation Board not to re-open the inquiry into the loss of The Braer.
(18725)
373  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will order a public inquiry to establish responsibility for the loss of The Braer.
(18723)
374  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to ban the sale of dangerous items in airside shops at airports; and how these restrictions are monitored.
(18637)
375  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will (a) start and (b) conclude the review of westerly preference for incoming aircraft at Heathrow in daylight hours.
(18293)
376  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate (a) the number of council tax exempt properties on grounds of occupation by student households in each local authority with council tax setting powers and (b) the sums paid to those local authorities by way of compensation.
(17727)
377  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many times the West Anglian Great Northern railway service between Huntingdon and King's Cross and King's Cross and Huntingdon has been late in each of the past six months, as a percentage of the total number of journeys; and what the reasons were for the delays.
(17106)
378  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what revision there has been of the timetable for planned track improvements between Huntingdon and King's Cross since January.
(17110)
379  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what improvements are planned to Huntingdon and St Neots railway stations.
(17104)
380  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what improvements are planned for the railway track between Huntingdon and King's Cross.
(17108)
381  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what revision has been made to the timetable for planned improvements to Huntingdon and St Neots railway stations.
(17105)
382  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many passengers travelled on the Huntingdon to King's Cross and King's Cross to Huntingdon services in each of the past 36 months.
(17107)
383  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce a high-speed rail link between Huntingdon and King's Cross.
(17109)
384  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to give financial aid to compensate (a) airlines and (b) airports for the four day period after 11th September when US airspace was closed.
(18454)
385  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what calculations his Department has made as to the additional costs incurred as a result of increased security measures at United Kingdom airports since 11th September by (a) United Kingdom airports, (b) airlines and (c) other service providers.
(18451)
386  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to assist (a) United Kingdom airports and (b) airlines in respect of additional costs incurred as a result of increased security measures at United Kingdom airports.
(18452)
387  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assistance he is giving to (a) airports, (b) airlines and (c) other service providers in respect of insurance premiums to cover against acts of war or terrorism.
(18453)
388  
  
Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what effect the credit rating of Transport for London will have on the future cost of the PPP for the London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
(18389)
389  
N  
Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will announce his decision on additional neighbourhood renewal fund resources for Oldham.
(17355)
390  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made as to the adequacy of (a) rail services and (b) bus services between Arundel and South Downs and London.
(18326)
391  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people owned a car in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs in the last year for which figures are available.
(18311)
392  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of lettings were made available to homeless households in priority need by local authorities; what proportion of lettings were made available to homeless households in priority need by housing associations; and how many homeless households were in temporary accommodation by region at the end of each year from 1991-92 to 2000-01.
(18301)
393  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of non-secure lettings made by local authorities by region in each of the years 1997-98 to 2000-01 were (a) introductory tenancies and (b) lettings made to discharge their duties to homeless households under section 193 of the Housing Act 1996.
(18300)
394  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list (a) by region and (b) by size of property in terms of number of bedrooms the proportion of (i) secure lettings made available by local authorities to homeless households and (ii) lettings made available to homeless households by housing associations in 2000-01.
(18299)
395  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the number of traffic schemes in London approved by him in each of the last three years relating to the provision of (a) road humps and (b) pinch-points; what the cost of the schemes was; and what effect these developments have had on (i) traffic flows and (ii) road safety.
(18397)
396  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what rail improvement projects are included in the Railtrack Network Management Statement on the London to Norwich line; and by when they will be completed.
(18423)
397  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he intends to take to ensure that the guidance in PPG3 is complied with following the inspector's decision in the planning appeal concerning Oughtrington Lane, Lymm.
(17907)
398  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he intends to take to protect greenfield sites in areas where a council's committed land supply meets or exceeds regional planning guidance requirements.
(17909)
399  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the implications for urban regeneration in the North West of the recent decision concerning the planning application at Oughtrington Lane, Lymm.
(17908)
400  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he intends to take to protect greenfield sites in North Warrington following the recent appeal decision concerning the planning application for Oughtrington Lane, Lymm; and if he will make a statement.
(17910)
401  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will announce the successful bids under the Government Challenge for Home Zones.
(18185)
402  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from the Airline Group for financial assistance to support its operation of the National Air Traffic Control Services.
(18742)
403  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent communications have taken place between his Department's officials and representatives of the Airline Group with regard to the funding of the National Air Traffic Control Services.
(18743)
404  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many jobs within the National Air Traffic Control Services he expects to be shed over the next three years.
(18745)
405  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future viability of the public private partnership arrangements for the management of the National Air Traffic Control Services following the recent downturn in demand for air passenger traffic.
(18741)
406  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of changes in the supply of low cost homes on the housing situation in West Wiltshire.
(18420)
407  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of new households in West Wiltshire for each of the years from 1995 to 2001 and (b) the number of new households in these years unable to (i) rent and (ii) buy in West Wiltshire.
(18421)
408  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he is taking to ensure that authorities in England publish empty homes strategies.
(18419)
409  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Government has to change the rules on (a) postal and (b) absentee voting to take into account postal strikes.
(18445)
410  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to improve the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester.
(18438)
411  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions the Government has had with FLS Aerospace about the future of their operation at Manchester Airport.
(18273)
412  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) road fatalities and (b) road accidents there were on the A556 in each of the last 10 years.
(18448)
413  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many persons were employed in the Cheshire Fire Service in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.
(18450)
414  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects work to begin on the motorway link between junction 19 of the M6 and the M56.
(18447)
415  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of per capita Government public expenditure on regeneration in each of the regions of England in the present financial year.
(18520)
416  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the average cost to local authorities of introducing 20 mph zones in residential areas.
(18481)
417  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    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 movements at regional airports of the completion of Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
(18482)
418  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much local authorities have spent on traffic calming measures from 1992 up to the last year for which figures are available.
(18480)
419  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps are being taken to review the security and safety arrangements in Glasgow airport with regards to the building programme in progress following the events of 11th September.
(18180)
420  
  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if there has been an increase in (a) air traffic using and (b) night flights in the corridor five miles either side of Detling Beacon in Kent since 11th September.
(18471)
421  
  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the air corridor either side of Detling Beacon in Kent has been altered since 11th September.
(18470)
422  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had on modifications to the proposed Northern Bypass to include an additional bridge over the River Lune.
(18249)
423  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) rail services and (b) bus services between East Devon and London; and if he will make a statement.
(18282)
424  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in the last year for which figures are available how many planning applications (a) were decided by local authorities, (b) went to appeal and (c) were dealt with at a public inquiry.
(17354)
425  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the status of the housing PFI pathfinder projects.
(18291)
426  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the number of new homes constructed in the West Midlands by local authority area using Housing Corporation funding in the past five years.
(18290)
427  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which local authorities have transferred their housing stock to new registered social landlords he will give the number of homes involved in each case.
(18289)
428  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the local authorities which have indicated that they would like to proceed to transfer their housing stock.
(18292)
429  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local advisers will be assigned to each local office of the new Pensions Service; what its total staffing complement will be; and if he will make a statement on plans to offer claimants a personal interview if requested.
(18026)
430  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid to the private sector in refunded contributions on account of opted-out occupational pensions schemes in each of the last five years.
(18025)
431  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will Answer the question tabled on 25th October by the honourable Member for Regent's Park and Kensington North concerning the suspension of child benefit payments.
(18599)
432  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the work conducted by SEMA doctors on behalf of his Department in Cambridgeshire; and if he will make a statement.
(17479)
433  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Arundel and South Downs are on the New Deal programme, broken down by each category of the New Deal.
(18317)
434  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people on the New Deal for Young People in Arundel and South Downs have joined (a) the subsidised employment option, (b) the environmental task force option, (c) the voluntary sector option and (d) the full-time education or training option in each year since its inception.
(18315)
435  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    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 Arundel and South Downs 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.
(18316)
436  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) the workforce and (b) the finance sector is employed in organisations that have carried out equal pay reviews.
(18305)
437  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the workforce is covered by analytical job evaluation schemes.
(18306)
438  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions for social security fraud there were in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(18509)
439  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures social security offices use to ensure claimants of means tested benefits do not have capital at levels which would render them ineligible for benefits.
(18510)
440  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants were found to be illegally claiming social security benefit for a year or more in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(18508)
441  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons (a) a claimant who applies after his 65th birthday is not exempt from vehicle excise duty and (b) a claimant who claims before his 65th birthday continues to receive an exemption afterwards; and if he will make a statement.
(18304)
442  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) long-term unemployed and (b) lone parents have gained (i) subsidised and (ii) unsubsidised employment under the New Deal scheme in Wiltshire.
(18409)
443  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people in Wiltshire have gained employment under the New Deal; and what percentage this represents of all unemployed young people.
(18406)
444  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) long term unemployed and (b) lone parents have undertaken training under the New Deal scheme in Wiltshire.
(18408)
445  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Loughborough constituency are on the New Deal programme, broken down by each category.
(18491)
446  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people on the New Deal for Young People in the Loughborough constituency have joined (a) subsidised employment, (b) the Environmental Task Force, (c) the voluntary sector and (d) full-time education or training in each year since its first year of operation.
(18492)
447  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many older people will receive winter fuel payments this winter in the Loughborough constituency; what plans he has to extend winter fuel payments to other groups in receipt of benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(18473)
448  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases have been referred by Members of the Scottish Parliament to the Scottish Parliamentary Liaison Unit of the Benefits Agency (a) directly and (b) indirectly.
(18228)
449  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Benefits Agency issues received by the Scottish Parliamentary Liaison Unit have been resolved by the Scottish Parliamentary Liaison Unit.
(18230)
450  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are employed by the Scottish Parliamentary Liaison Unit of the UK Benefits Agency; and at what cost.
(18229)
451  
N  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much benefit was paid by the Department of Trade and Industry to the Department of Social Security and the Department of Work and Pensions in respect of miners' occupational lung disease claims under the Social Security Act 1997 (Recoupment of Benefit Provisions); how many cases were involved; and how much benefit in those cases was set off and deducted from the compensation by the Department of Trade and Industry.
(17111)
452  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the extension of SEMA's contract.
(18227)
453  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Stoke-on-Trent North of 16th November, Official Report, column 936W, on SEMA, if he will place in the Library, the IMPACT and Corporate Medical Group's assessments of Medical Services' performance against quality targets; if he will estimate the number of occasions that Medical Services have been required to develop and deliver action plans to improve performance where this fails to reach an acceptable standard; and if he will estimate the number of occasions that his Department has claimed service credits from SchlumbergerSema in each year since the contract was signed.
(18225)
454  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged 18 to 24 years were unemployed for more than six months in each year since May 1992 in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs.
[Transferred] (18312)


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