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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 3 December 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 3 December, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
MONDAY 3rd DECEMBER
1  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the (a) renovations and (b) other works being carried out to the Ripley buildings; when this work was agreed to; and what is the total expected cost of this work.
(20344)
2  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18574)
3  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18592)
4  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which recommendations of the Tobacco Task Force have been implemented to date; and which are planned to be implemented in the future.
(20156)
5  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the value of tobacco sponsorship for each sport sponsored in the UK, was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(20167)
6  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18593)
7  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18573)
8  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her proposals to enable talented, young sports students to develop their skills.
(16992)
9  
N  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what major sporting projects in 2002 her Department is promoting in London.
(17813)
10  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 757W, on Picketts Lock, if she will place the letter from Ann Roberts and her reply in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(20611)
11  
N  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to apply the money for the New Opportunities Fund investment in school sports.
(17249)
12  
N  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the schemes administered by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies where funds are allocated by a competitive bidding process; and what was the amount of money allocated to each scheme.
(19789)
13  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost of the Millennium Dome is, broken down by category of expenditure, from conception to the date for which the most recent figures are available for each financial year; and what future finances have been committed from (a) public finances, (b) lottery funding and (c) other sources.
(20190)
14  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has further to develop grassroots sports in the North East.
(20358)
15  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her policy to reduce grants to English Heritage proportionately to reductions on VAT liabilities following the Finance Act 2001.
(20180)
16  
N  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is giving to regional theatres in the East Midlands.
(16994)
17  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 634W, on royal palaces, which persons residing in royal palaces have council tax charged against that accommodation they occupy; and if this tax is paid by (a) the Royal Household and (b) the occupant.
(18375)
18  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 634W, on royal palaces, which members of the Royal Family occupy accommodation in the royal palaces other than Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
(18376)
19  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 634W, on royal palaces, which persons residing in royal palaces occupy accommodation that is separate hereditaments for council tax purposes.
(18377)
20  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 634W, on royal palaces, if she will list the commercial occupants of the royal palaces.
(18379)
21  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many movements of (a) UK aircraft and (b) US aircraft occurred within UK airspace in the last year for which figures are available where nuclear weapons were carried; and if he will make a statement.
(20170)
22  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20667)
23  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18586)
24  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18566)
25  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the board members of International Military Services Ltd are.
(20186)
26  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the provisions for contingent liabilities in respect of International Military Services Ltd have been drawn upon since the company became inactive; and if he plans to change the size of the contingent liability provision.
(20187)
27  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the steps that will be taken to clear unexploded cluster bombs after the end of the military action in Afghanistan.
(20418)
28  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the capability shortfalls in the areas highlighted by the Major Projects Report 2001, page 13, section 1.25; what steps are being taken to rectify the shortfalls; when he expects the shortfall to be overcome in each area; and if he will make a statement.
(18930)
29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to ensure that service personnel are not (a) given a poor credit risk rating and (b) denied credit as an effect of their membership of the services; and if he will make a statement.
(18929)
30  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on undermanning in the Army's combat arms.
(20631)
31  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance he has given to the MoD on the employment of soldiers at regimental duty to act as recruiters.
(20630)
32  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on undermanning in the Royal Marines.
(20633)
33  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the deployment of the SA80 MK II rifle in the Army.
(20632)
34  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what studies have been made of the upgrading requirements of Fylingdales.
(20739)
35  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work is to be undertaken under the programme for upgraded early warning radar support in the UK, allocated to the US Ballistic Missile Defence Organisation in their 2002 fiscal year budget.
(20523)
36  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of issuing the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal to holders of the George Cross and Victoria Cross; and if he will make a statement.
(19840)
37  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the convention under which holders of VC and GC decorations are awarded honorary medals.
(19839)
38  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20672)
39  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what involvement her Department had in the proposal by Age Concern England to develop its trans age action grandparent mentoring project in 2000-01.
(20553)
40  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, how many childcare places were (a) taken up and (b) remained vacant in (i) Cornwall, (ii) Devon, (iii) Durham and (iv) Lincolnshire in 2000-01; and what plans she has to extend the childcare places scheme to other rural counties.
(20030)
41  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, which schools have received support from the Small Schools Fund.
(20034)
42  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of pupils in Birmingham, Northfield left full-time education at the age of 16 years in the last three years.
(19389)
43  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18560)
44  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18580)
45  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she intends to make provision for increases in employers' contributions to teachers' pension costs in 2002-03 in her support to education authorities.
(19486)
46  
N  
Mr Paul Daisley (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that (a) the GM protection grant is maintained in 2002-03 and (b) transitional funding for ex-GM schools is stopped.
(19981)
47  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if an appeal panel hearing an appeal against a primary school's decision not to admit a child to their school is entitled to alter that school's approved admissions criteria; and if she will make a statement.
(20502)
48  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the grounds on which an appeal panel hearing an appeal against primary school's decision not to admit a child to their school can overrule the school's decision, if the school has followed its approved admissions criteria; and if she will make a statement.
(20503)
49  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many appeals against decisions not to admit a pupil by primary schools in England and Wales were (a) heard and (b) granted by appeal panels in (i) 1998-99, (ii) 1999-2000 and (iii) 2000-01.
(20504)
50  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the funding for the National Food in Schools programme has been allocated; and if she will make a statement.
(20501)
51  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the companies listed by guarantee which received financial assistance from her Department in financial year 2000-01.
(20422)
52  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to launch a successor to Individual Learning Accounts.
(20419)
53  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many student loans have been issued; and what is the total value of student loans issued, broken down by each LEA area.
(20193)
54  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children there were in classes of 30 or more, by year group, in each of the last five years.
(20181)
55  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what mechanism she operates to record approvals given to local education authorities for capital expenditure.
(19941)
56  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information her Department holds on approvals to local education authorities for capital expenditure.
(19943)
57  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools will have been allocated money in the period from May 1997 to March 2002 for repairs.
(19944)
58  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what basis is used to determine the funding made available to local education authorities for new pupil places.
(19942)
59  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 27th November, Official Report, column 773W, on new schools, what the value was of capital expenditure on (a) expanding new schools, (b) replacing schools and (c) repairing schools in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999, (iv) 2000 and (v) 2001.
(19946)
60  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those specialist schools which select a proportion of their pupils by aptitude for their specialist subjects; and what percentage of pupils is so selected in each school.
(19243)
61  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the average (a) pupil teacher ratio in secondary schools in England and (b) pupil teacher ratio for specialist schools.
(19241)
62  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the average annual change in points score at GCSE in (a) specialist, (b) grammar and (c) all secondary schools in each of the past five years.
(19239)
63  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools (a) allow primary schools to use their facilities and (b) provide specialist teaching in neighbouring primary schools.
(19245)
64  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the various means of selection used by those specialist schools which select a proportion of their intake; and what advice has been given by her Department on the means of selection which may be used.
(19242)
65  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was raised in sponsorship by each specialist school since its year of designation.
(19240)
66  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools allow their local community to have free use of the specialist facilities.
(19244)
67  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will reply to the letter to her dated 23rd October from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr C.K. Abbass.
(20365)
68  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will allow the redesignation of primary schools as 3 to 11 year-old schools at the request of local education authorities.
(20150)
69  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the Government's strategy to develop out of school and holiday schemes for 11 to 14 year old children.
(20493)
70  
  
Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the outcome was of the Education and Youth Council held in Brussels on 29th November; what the Government's position was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(20363)
71  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what initiatives her Department has in place to reduce class sizes in English secondary schools.
(20626)
72  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to reduce the number of primary and secondary school teacher vacancies.
(20627)
73  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the terms of reference are for the Higher Education Review.
(20194)
74  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schemes administered by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies where funds are allocated by a competitive bidding process; and what was the amount of money allocated to each scheme.
(19735)
75  
N  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there were in Bedfordshire in October (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.
(19736)
76  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to ensure that agencies which supply temporary teaching staff check their qualifications.
(20518)
77  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidence she offers head teachers employing supply teachers.
(20519)
78  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to ensure that head teachers who discover supply teachers lack appropriate qualifications report them to the police.
(20520)
79  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to ensure that headteachers who discover supply teachers behaving in an inappropriate manner report them to the police.
(20521)
80  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to ensure that supply teachers are properly vetted.
(20522)
81  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what basis the period of funding of places at privately run pre-schools is set at 33 weeks.
(20610)
82  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to increase the safety of school buses; and what guidelines are given to schools with regard to bus and minibus safety in schools.
(20634)
83  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps the Government has taken to combat (a) bullying and (b) vandalism on school buses.
(20636)
84  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage the British manufacturers of Portland cement has agreed to improve their energy efficiency by 2010 under their climate change levy sector agreement.
(20516)
85  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of the British producers of Portland cement have signed a climate change agreement; and what percentage of that industry sector they represent.
(20606)
86  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the location of British Portland cement manufacturing plants accredited to the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme.
(20515)
87  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the standard for Environmental Management Systems 1SO 14001 is one of the measures of environmental management standards recognised by her Department as demonstrating a commitment to responsible environmental performance; and if she will make a statement.
(20512)
88  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme is one of the measures of environmental management standards recognised by her Department as demonstrating a commitment to responsible environmental performance; and if she will make a statement.
(20513)
89  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of waste derived fuels constitute total kiln fuels consumed by Portland cement manufacturers in (a) the UK and (b) the rest of the EU.
(20511)
90  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will name the domestic manufacturers of Portland cement who operate manufacturing plants accredited to ISO 14001; and what percentage of that industry they represent.
(20514)
91  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 12th September from the honourable Member for Hexham regarding assistance to Tyredale Council to promote tourism.
(20028)
92  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the correspondence from the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Minister of the Environment dated 19th July and 14th September relating to representations from Mr A. Hodgson of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
(19982)
93  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary's holding reply of 15th October, when she will reply to the letters relating to representations from (a) Mr Lindsay of Anglo-Scottish Pest Control dated 25th May and 17th July and (b) McCreath, Simpson and Prentice Ltd. dated 2nd May and 18th July.
(20204)
94  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20671)
95  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, if she will make a statement on clarifying guidance on best and most versatile land.
(20151)
96  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, what proportion has been allocated and which organisations have received funding from the community service grants schemes in 2001-02.
(20140)
97  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud, 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, what examples of good practice in rural policing the Government recommends should be followed.
(20035)
98  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, if she will outline the work done to date on the Countryside Agency's policymaker's checklist and the extent of consultation during this process.
(20155)
99  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, how many communities have received support from the Parish Plans Fund in 2001-02; and what amount they have received.
(20141)
100  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud, 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, when the consultation paper on quality parish and town councils will be published.
(20152)
101  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, which market towns have received funding from the regeneration programme in 2001-02.
(20143)
102  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18589)
103  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18577)
104  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the temporary cessation of hunting with dogs on the level of predation of livestock by foxes.
(20656)
105  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on a five year moratorium on genetically engineered crops.
(20356)
106  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what factors underlay her decision not to draw upon EU monies to compensate UK arable farmers.
(20629)
107  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many specialist tobacconists there are in the UK, defined as a shop selling tobacco products, more than half of whose sales on the premises in question derive from the sales of cigars, snuff, pipe tobacco and smoking accessories; and what proportion of total UK sales as a percentage of turnover are sold through these shops.
(20165)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown of the average monthly flow from the unemployment count of claimants aged 18 to 24 and unemployed for (a) every six months from April 1993 to May 1997 and (b) each year under the New Deal.
(20461)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the under-spend in the Department of Health in the last financial year.
(20478)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the book on entrepreneurs referred to in the Budget Red Book 2000, HC 346, para. 3.73.
(20459)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of levels of (a) employers' and (b) employees' national insurance contributions on labour productivity.
(20465)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the forecast cost over the (a) current and (b) next three financial years of the stamp duty exemption for SIPs.
(20484)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he commenced writing the book on entrepreneurs referred to in the Budget Red Book 2000, HC 346, para. 3.73.
(20463)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the forecast (a) cost and (b) completion date of the consultation on competition in the annuities market.
(20474)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown of total Government capital spending for each year since April 1992.
(20477)
116  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his target date for completion of the consultation on road haulage taxation is; and how much he expects the consultation to cost.
(20468)
117  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the forecast (a) cost and (b) publication date for the new analysis of Britain's regional productivity challenge, referred to in CM 5318, page 6.
(20475)
118  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he expects the cost of the Wanless Report to be; and when he expects it to be completed.
(20458)
119  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his specific target for reducing the compliance costs of small businesses with reference to paragraph 3.36 of CM 5318; and how he intends to measure progress.
(20481)
120  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his forecast is for total Govenment underspend in this financial year; and what the figures are for (a) health and (b) education.
(20472)
121  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate has he made of the cost to the UK taxpayer of fraud in the European Union.
(20479)
122  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown for each of the last two parliaments of the change in the number of 18 to 24 year olds unemployed for over six months.
(20462)
123  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his target date for the completion of consultation on motorcycle VED is; and how much he expects the consultation to cost.
(20469)
124  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the total cost of researching and producing the book on entrepreneurs referred to in the Budget Red Book 2000, HC 346, para. 3.73.
(20460)
125  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to assess the impact of the climate change levy on employment in the manufacturing sector.
(20467)
126  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the most recent figures relating to manufacturing investment.
(20473)
127  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase value for money in PFI projects.
(20464)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the forecast cost of the Carbon Trust over (a) the present and (b) the subsequent three financial years.
(20471)
129  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to achieve his target of £1bn of public-private venture capital funding; and what proportion of this target he expects to be (a) public and (b) private.
(20482)
130  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he expects to be the cost of Sir Howard Davies' review of enterprise in schools and further education.
(20485)
131  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are (a) the terms of reference and (b) the intended participants for the analysis of Britain's regional productivity challenge, referred to in CM 5318, page 6.
(20476)
132  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his target for the proportion of purchases of residential properties in disadvantaged areas with stamp duty exemption for each income quintile.
(20483)
133  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the forecast cost in the next financial year of administering enterprise management incentives.
(20466)
134  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the forecast (a) cost and (b) completion date of the review of the Inland Revenue's links with business.
(20480)
135  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the cost of the Carter Report into payroll burdens.
(20457)
136  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown in current prices of the total sum raised in (a) employers' national insurance and (b) employees' national insurance in each year since May 1997.
(20470)
137  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which tax credits he defines as public expenditure.
(19838)
138  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action the Treasury has taken in relation to PPP for London Underground in the last three months.
(20284)
139  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many girls resident in Birmingham, Northfield registered (a) the conception and (b) the birth of a child before the age of 16 years in each year since 1997.
(19390)
140  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18562)
141  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18582)
142  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the results of the 2001 Census for Twickenham will be published.
(20623)
143  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 135W, on Equitable Life, if he will give the total cost of the review; what is the sum of the costs which have already been recovered by way of fees imposed by (a) the PIA and (b) the Treasury; and what the total is of the remaining costs to be recovered by the FSA by way of fees.
(20286)
144  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate (a) the economy activity rate and (b) the employment rate of those aged over 21 years and up to pensionable age in each region and nation of the UK for each year since 1996, broken down by age and sex.
(19488)
145  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the numbers of residents of each authority in Tyne and Wear in each year since 1991 (a) in total and (b) the percentage in the age ranges (i) 0 to 4, (ii) 4 to 14 and (iii) 14 to 24 years.
(19491)
146  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the standard mortality ratios for each (a) parliamentary constituency in Scotland and the North Eastern Government Office Region of England and (b) electoral ward in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne for all causes, for (i) respiratory disease, (ii) coronary disease, (iii) stroke and (iv) cancer.
(19487)
147  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total receipts from income tax were in each year since 1989.
(20490)
148  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what were the total Government receipts from all sources minus national insurance contributions in each year since 1989.
(20491)
149  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total Government receipts from national insurance contributions were in each year since 1989.
(20492)
150  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the involvement of the Office of National Statistics in negotiations between the Strategic Rail Authority, the Department of Transport, local Government and the Regions and Railtrack about Renewco.
(20416)
151  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Office of National Statistics determined that Renewco would be classified as the public sector.
(20417)
152  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what were the average annual earnings for graduates in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.
(20359)
153  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of people whose earnings were (a) below a third and (b) between a third and a half of median male earnings paid tax on each of the last six years.
(20456)
154  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of people in receipt of a means-tested benefit also paid tax in each of the last six years.
(20455)
155  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish draft regulations to implement the aggregates levy.
(20196)
156  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the rate of aggregates levy (a) imposed and (b) planned by each member state of the European Union.
(20198)
157  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the likely differential impact of the aggregates levy on each of the regions of the United Kingdom.
(20197)
158  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to publish the next Departmental Report and Expenditure Plans for HM Customs and Excise.
(20201)
159  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the compliance of the aggregates levy with Article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.
(20200)
160  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if imported concrete products will be subject to the aggregates levy.
(20199)
161  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangement he plans under the aggregates levy for bad debt relief.
(20195)
162  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions he made in preparing Table B9, page 175 of the Pre-Budget Report, about the level of crude oil prices in each year up to and including 2006-07.
(20192)
163  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions he has made in preparing Table B8, page 174 of the Pre-Budget Report about the level of crude oil prices in each year up to and including 2002-03.
(20191)
164  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the compliance of the aggregates levy with the (a) WTO agreement on subsidiaries, (b) Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty and (c) Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
(20189)
165  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to publish the Annual Report 2000-01 for HM Customs and Excise.
(20202)
166  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to regulate the relationship between the aggregates levy and existing contracts for aggregates.
(20188)
167  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when was the last meeting between Treasury Ministers and Secretaries of the National Assembly for Wales.
(20594)
168  
  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what basis Customs and Excise allocate staff members to tackle (a) drug trafficking and (b) tobacco smuggling; and if he will make a statement.
(20405)
169  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20669)
170  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18581)
171  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18561)
172  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken (a) to assess the extent of and (b) to raise awareness of institutional racism with entry clearance officers working for the Joint Entry Clearance Unit.
(17988)
173  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Sudan about the recent bombing of civilian and humanitarian facilities in Malualkon, Bahr El Gazal; and if he will make a statement.
(20203)
174  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 4th October from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Mohammad Azam.
(20364)
175  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on the service provided by the High Commission in Harare to those seeking certificates of renunciation of British citizenship.
(20179)
176  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions in the past five years members of the Royal Family, other than Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, have been accommodated (a) in the residences of United Kingdom representatives overseas and (b) at public expense when primarily involved on private visits overseas.
(18378)
177  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, at which Council of Ministers' meetings since May 1999 National Assembly Ministers have (a) been present and (b) led the United Kingdom delegation.
(20595)
178  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place a copy of the Draft International Code of Conduct, agreed to by members of the Missile Technology Control Regime at their plenary session in Ottawa during September in the Library.
(20505)
179  
  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what help civil servants receive with finding and securing places for their children in state-funded schools when returning from prolonged placements overseas.
(20360)
180  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the European Commission's draft proposals relating to tobacco sponsorship of Formula One motor racing.
(20166)
181  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards establishing of the review of NICE; when the review will commence; who will conduct the review; what the terms of reference are; what arrangements there will be for consulting interested parties; and when he expects the review to be concluded.
(20161)
182  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the value of the UK market for non-tobacco goods which share tobacco branding.
(20164)
183  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions have taken place with (a) representatives of NICE, (b) representatives of patients' groups, (c) representatives of professional groups, (d) representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, (e) representatives of health authorities and trusts and (f) other health organisations as part of the preparatory work in relation to the review of NICE; and if he will make a statement.
(20157)
184  
N  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the Government's response to the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(20163)
185  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20604)
186  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the honourable Member for Stroud, 27th November, Ref 19267, how many inquiries have been received by NHS Direct since its inception; what proportion of those inquiries come from rural areas; and what proportion of those inquiries required (a) a visit to the doctor and (b) treatment in a hospital.
(20032)
187  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18578)
188  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18558)
189  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been allocated to local authorities in England for 2002-03 in relation to the transfer of responsibility for preserved rights cases from 8th April 2002; of that sum, how much relates (a) to the sum that is transferred from the Department for Work and Pensions relating to what would have been paid through income support and (b) to the costs of the shortfall between the preserved rights income support rates and existing care homes as stated in the draft guidance to local authorities regarding the abolition of preserved rights; on what basis the sum allocated to cover the shortfall referred to in (b) has been allocated between local authorities; and whether the basis for the sum allocated to cover the shortfall referred to in (b) reflects the variations in shortfall between local authorities.
(17250)
190  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency ambulances/units are available broken down by (a) county and (b) London boroughs.
(20619)
191  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the health service spent on hiring agency nursing staff (a) in total and (b) broken down by NHS trust, in (i) 1995-96, (ii) 1996-97, (iii) 1997-98, (iv) 1998-99, (vi) 1999-2000 and (vi) 2000-01; and what the figures were at the latest date for which figures are available.
(20184)
192  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the available accident and emergency ambulances/units are (a) less than one, (b) one to three, (c) three to five and (d) over five years old; and if he will make a statement.
(20618)
193  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the total number of accident and emergency ambulances/units are in active service.
(20620)
194  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the London Ambulance Service called on the services of the (a) St. John Ambulance and (b) British Red Cross Society to assist in (i) 1994, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1996, (iv) 1997, (v) 1998, (vi) 1999 and (vii) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(20621)
195  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to implement the National Service Framework for Older People, with particular reference to Standard Six on falls and osteoporosis.
(20183)
196  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances were in road accidents whilst on operational duty in (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996, (d) 1997, (e) 1998, (f) 1999 and (g) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(20622)
197  
N  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional allocation for 2001-02 under Reforming Emergency Care has been given to (a) Forest Healthcare Trust, (b) Redbridge Hospital Trust and (c) Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority; and for what purpose they will be used.
(20014)
198  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance he plans to give to people who take the responsibility of looking after elderly family members and are not able to work.
(19358)
199  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance he will give pensioners to help with the costs of long-term care.
(19354)
200  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the costs of home care for the elderly and what choice old people have in what service they receive.
(19357)
201  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what initiatives there are to improve pensioner mobility and safety.
(19355)
202  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on (a) primary and (b) intermediate care for the aged.
(19356)
203  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the retention of general practitioners in the National Health Service.
(20658)
204  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he intends to conduct a fundamental review of NICE; and if he will make a statement.
(20287)
205  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in South Tyneside were registered with an NHS dentist in each of the years 1998 to 2001.
(20357)
206  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many CT scanners there are per million of the population for (a) Merseyside and Cheshire, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) Lancashire and South Cumbria and (d) the North West Region.
(19908)
207  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the allocation of the next 50 CT and MRI scanners; and if he will state (a) when allocations will be announced and (b) what consultations will be held with health authorities on this distribution.
(19907)
208  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to ensure that the current information campaign for carers' rights will include young carers.
(19987)
209  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to ensure the needs of young carers will be targeted as part of his Department's funding of mental health services.
(19986)
210  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he issues to NHS authorities and trusts on the practice of compulsory retirement based solely on age.
(20486)
211  
N  
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the schemes administered by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies where funds are allocated by a competitive bidding process; and what was the amount of money allocated to each scheme.
(19733)
212  
N  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give (a) the number and (b) the percentage of patients in Bedfordshire waiting over 12 months for in-patient treatment in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001.
(19737)
213  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress he has made to eradicate mixed sex wards in the hospitals which serve Stourbridge constituents.
(20369)
214  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter of 8th October from Sandi O'Donnell of Resvil to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State regarding a survey of carers' and patients' preferences in housing for people with learning disabilities.
(20413)
215  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for funding the provision of the extra beds for the new hospital in Worcester.
(20524)
216  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, and if he will make a statement on the claim by Worcestershire Health Authority of a loss in value of its fixed assets in its 2000-01 Annual Accounts before the proposed sale of land and demolition of buildings.
(20525)
217  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many public consultations took place relating to the NHS last year; how many of these defined a preferred option; and in how many cases the preferred option was approved following consultation.
(20526)
218  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of NHS dentists due to retire over the next 10 years.
(19945)
219  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the adult population in (a) England, (b) Cornwall and (c) the United Kingdom were registered with NHS dentists in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01.
(19947)
220  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the Diabetes National Service Framework; and if he will make a statement.
(19560)
221  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20675)
222  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18583)
223  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18563)
224  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police response vehicles have been in road accidents whilst on operational duty in (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996, (d) 1997, (e) 1998, (f) 1999 and (g) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(20617)
225  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police response vehicles are available in each London borough and to the British Transport Police.
(20614)
226  
N  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the schemes administered by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies where funds are allocated by a competitive bidding process; and what was the amount of money allocated to each scheme.
(19734)
227  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for entry clearance in the UK were received in the entry clearance office in Dhaka in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; of those, how many were refused at first instance; of those refused, how many were the subject of an appeal; and of those appeals, how many were successful.
(17986)
228  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for entry clearance were handled by joint entry clearance offices in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 in (i) Pakistan, (ii) India, (iii) Bangladesh, (iv) Australia, (v) New Zealand and (vi) Canada; and how many of them were allowed at first instance.
(17987)
229  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reporting centres for conducting immigration interviews have been set up in the North East since January 2000; how many appeals by the Immigration Appeals Authority have been heard in courts based in the North East; and how many were planned to be heard in the North East in 2001.
(19490)
230  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many letters he has received from victims of crimes of violence in the last 12 months.
(20428)
231  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent surveys have been undertaken by his Department on how illegal drugs enter prisons in England and Wales.
(20436)
232  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was between arrest and court appearance of a person charged with an offence in England or Wales in the last 12 months.
(20434)
233  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officer housing units are available for allocation to prison officers in England and Wales.
(20433)
234  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sri Lankan Tamils are being held in (a) detention centres and (b) prisons in the United Kingdom awaiting removal from the UK for immigration offences; and if he will make a statement.
(20439)
235  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were held in Wandsworth Prison on 26th November.
(20438)
236  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are serving a prison sentence (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in Northern Ireland for acts of terrorism.
(20437)
237  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of rape were reported in England and Wales in 2000 that resulted in charges being made against the alleged perpetrators.
(20435)
238  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what strategies are in place to protect the elderly from becoming the victims of burglary and violent crime; and if he will make a statement.
(19360)
239  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is that applicants wait between being granted (a) indefinite and (b) finite leave to remain in the UK and their receipt of the necessary documents; what is the longest wait in both cases at present; and how many residents of (i) Beckenham Constituency and (ii) Bromley Borough are awaiting their documents.
(20352)
240  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government security services are provided by Protec.
(20158)
241  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the Government's policy on protection of the principle of speciality in the Council Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant; and if he will make a statement.
(20147)
242  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those who have failed in their application for asylum status have been removed from the UK in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(20160)
243  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implementation of Article 5(3) and 5(4) of the ECHR by other EU member states; and if he will make a statement.
(20145)
244  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his intention to use the powers proposed in the draft Council Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant; and if he will make a statement.
(20146)
245  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his target is for removing asylum seekers whose application for asylum in the UK has failed; if this target has recently changed; and if he will make a statement.
(20162)
246  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will withhold grants to charities which do not comply with good practice as laid down by CharityCheck.
(20182)
247  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his intention to apply the dual criminality test to offences listed under Article 2.4 in the Belgian Presidency's draft text of the Framework Decision on a European Arrest Warrant; and if he will make a statement.
(20149)
248  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to include in the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant power for a person who is due to be extradited to oppose their extradition on the grounds that their human rights under the ECHR would not be protected by the requesting country; and if he will make a statement.
(20154)
249  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many defendants who had pleaded guilty were sent by magistrates' court for sentencing in a Crown court in each year since 1995.
(20285)
250  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were charged with corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000; and how many have been convicted of corruption offences.
(20496)
251  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers in the Metroplitan Police are allocated to the investigation of corruption within the police service.
(20500)
252  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's strategy to tackle corruption in the Police service.
(20497)
253  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the next scheduled meeting of MTCR members will be at which the draft International Code of Conduct for its members will be discussed.
(20506)
254  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were cautioned in the course of an investigation for corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000.
(20499)
255  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations the UK has made to the USA in respect of bringing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty into force before the end of this year.
(20508)
256  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cause of the Metropolitan Police's delay in making a substantive reply to the letter sent to them on 25th April by lawyers acting for D. I. John Redgrave, and which was addressed to Inspector E. Owsley of DPS; and what was the date of the despatch of the substantive reply.
(19371)
257  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the additional Metropolitan Police officers pledged by the MPA last year were to be funded by resources from the Crime Fighting Fund; and what was the (a) level of central government funding and (b) amount that was left to be funded by the GLA precept.
(20375)
258  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of hoax calls to the emergency services he estimates to be made from mobile telephones; and if he will require mobile telephone operators to co-operate with the investigation and prosecution of hoax callers.
(20487)
259  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints were (a) registered and (b) upheld and what the level of complaints was as a percentage of the effective strength of each police constabulary in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
(20370)
260  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in Merseyside Police in each year since 1992.
(19559)
261  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18564)
262  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18584)
263  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's financial support for family planning programmes in China.
(20659)
264  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement about the future of the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
(20178)
265  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of the New Partnership for African Development in Nigeria.
(20638)
266  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money has been allocated in grants through the Financial Deepening Challenge Fund.
(20645)
267  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money has been allocated to grants through the Business Linkages Challenge Fund.
(20642)
268  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many businesses have received funding through the Business Linkages Challenge Fund.
(20641)
269  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the New Partnership for African Development with regard to Togo.
(20640)
270  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria are used for allocation of Financial Deepening Challenge Fund grants; what mechanisms are in place to assess the impact and effectiveness of grants made under the Financial Deepening Challenge Fund; and what assessment her Department has made of the impact and effectiveness of projects funded by the Financial Deepening Challenge Fund.
(20646)
271  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on reports of civil and political rights abuses in Togo.
(20639)
272  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the work done by the Africa Private Infrastructure Financing Facility.
(20657)
273  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of human rights in Nigeria; and what actions her Department is taking to improve human rights in Nigeria.
(20637)
274  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria are used for allocation of Business Linkages Challenge Fund grants; what mechanisms are in place to assess the impact and effectiveness of grants made under the Business Linkages Challenge Fund; and what assessment her Department has made of the impact and effectiveness of projects funded by the Business Linkages Challenge Fund.
(20643)
275  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many companies have received funding through the Financial Deepening Challenge Fund.
(20644)
276  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20666)
277  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18565)
278  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18585)
279  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 28th November, ref 18762, on the Paliamentary Ombudsman, what the circumstances were of the cases which gave rise to (a) a period of 91 working days and (b) a period of 55 days being taken by the Court Service to respond.
(20185)
280  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many members of the judiciary were convicted of corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000.
(20494)
281  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many members of the judiciary were charged with corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000.
(20495)
282  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many members of the judiciary were cautioned in the course of an investigation for corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000.
(20498)
283  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what special arrangements (a) the Royal Family and (b) spouses of the Royal Family have for parking in London when not on official business.
(18374)
284  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the average cost of running judges' lodgings per night of accommodation provided for the following financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-2001.
(20652)
285  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the average cost of running judges' lodgings per judge accommodated for financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-2001.
(20653)
286  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18567)
287  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18587)
288  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will provide details of the cost of the Saville Inquiry in respect of (a) fees paid to junior and senior counsel, (b) fees paid to solicitors and (c) fees, expenses and other payments made to the Chairman; and what is the total cost of the inquiry to date.
(19988)
289  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions the Northern Ireland Office has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Assembly, (b) the Scottish Executive and (c) the Stena Line Company regarding the future of North Channel crossings from Northern Ireland to Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(20647)
290  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of the Police Reserve are stationed at each police station; and what percentage this represents of the total number of officers posted at these respective stations.
(20373)
291  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints were (a) registered and (b) upheld against the RUC; what the level of complaints was as a percentage of the effective strength of the RUC; and what the cost was of operating the police complaints procedure for the RUC prior to the creation of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(20371)
292  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the religious affiliation is of those employed in the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; which groups were consulted prior to the creation of the Office; what the breakdown is by postcode of where complaints were made from since the creation of the Office; and what costs were incurred by the Office in the last year.
(20367)
293  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans there are to introduce the Airwave system of communication to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
(20368)
294  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what criteria were used to identify the wards in Northern Ireland in which stamp duty will no longer be paid on properties up to the value of £150,000.
(20372)
295  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how many letters he received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18568)
296  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18588)
297  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, when the printed version of the Annual Report for 2000 of the House of Lords Appointments Commission will be lodged in the Library.
(20404)
298  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, how many civil servants and at what grade are working (a) full time and (b) part time for the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
(20406)
299  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, how many days per month members of the House of Lords Appointments Commission devote to their Commission duties.
(20407)
300  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, what recent discussions the House of Lords Appointments Commission had concerning the criteria they use for selecting people's peers with the objective of making the House of Lords more representative.
(20408)
301  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many letters he received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18575)
302  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of letters received by him between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18591)
303  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals to put forward its recommendations in respect of general service medals for those who served during the Suez Canal Emergency 1951-54.
(20008)
304  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18569)
305  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18597)
306  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of Parliamentary questions replied to by the Scotland Office were the subject of a holding answer in the last three sessions of Parliament.
(20009)
307  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions the Scotland Office has had with (a) the Scottish Executive, (b) the Northern Ireland Assembly and (c) the Stena Line Company regarding the future of North Channel crossings from Scotland to Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
(20649)
308  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has had with Railtrack, since 5th October, concerning the timing of upgrades to the West Coast main line.
(19984)
309  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18590)
310  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18576)
311  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account she took of a potential terrorist threat before giving authorisation to the MOX fuel plant at Sellafield.
(20176)
312  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will reply to the correspondence from the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Minister for Energy dated 13th June and 14th September relating to help for rural garages to install LPG facilities.
(19983)
313  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20673)
314  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the estimated cost to public funds of the proposed EU Directive on Procurement.
(20361)
315  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many letters her Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18570)
316  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what proportion of letters received by her Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18596)
317  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will consult on (a) employment and (b) goods and services in age discrimination legislation.
(18837)
318  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the population of (a) Scotland and (b) the United Kingdom have access to broadband services by means of (i) ADSL, (ii) cable, (iii) wireless and (iv) satellite.
(20650)
319  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to encourage the wholesale market for broadband capacity in areas with no current broadband infrastructure.
(20648)
320  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the number of people employed in manufacturing industry in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Herefordshire.
(20654)
321  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what level of Government financial assistance is paid to manufacturing industries in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Herefordshire.
(20655)
322  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish the terms of reference for the Liabilities Management Authority.
(20454)
323  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with Consignia about proposed changes to the delivery of the mail.
(20355)
324  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what security services at British nuclear facilities are provided by Protec.
(20159)
325  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will investigate the size of the print used in setting out the terms and conditions of offers made by firms to the general public.
(20177)
326  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on monies available under and progress on the Urban Development Fund for urban sub-post offices.
(19493)
327  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she has reviewed the impact of the Competition Act 1998 on the provision of low cost electricity for persons over 60; and if she will make a statement.
(19654)
328  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason the stay warm scheme which provides electricity at a lower price is being offered in every area of the nation apart from the east of England; and if he will make a statement.
(19653)
329  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 27th November, Official Report, column 785W, on motor vehicles, what radical pro-consumer change she is advocating to the block exemption for motor vehicles; and what consultation she has had with the retail motor industry and motor manufacturers on this.
(20374)
330  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of (a) BAE Systems' decision to close the Regional Jet RJ and RJX programme; and (b) the impact the closure will have on (i) the future prospects and competency of the UK's civilian aerospace industry and (ii) the aerospace component supply industries.
(20353)
331  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which (a) ports and (b) airports are permitted to handle radioactive material; and what checks are in place to ensure the appropriate level of security applies to cargoes carried.
(20174)
332  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the Government's policy is on allowing an unlimited number of movements of radioactive material by (a) ship, (b) rail and (c) air provided safety standards are met.
(20173)
333  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is on allowing movement of radioactive material (a) through the Channel Tunnel and (b) on passenger ferries; and if he will make a statement.
(20172)
334  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many aeroplane flights in UK airspace carried (a) high-level, (b) intermediate level and (c) low level radioactive material in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(20175)
335  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to seek to reduce the number of movements of radioactive material; and what review he has made of the movements of radioactive material since 11th September.
(20168)
336  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many crashes occurred involving (a) road vehicles, (b) aircraft and (c) trains carrying radioactive material in the UK in each year from 1997 to date.
(20169)
337  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) flights and (b) shipments were made in the latest year for which figures are available where (a) spent nuclear fuel, (b) nuclear waste, (c) other high-level and (d) other intermediate over radioactive material was transported between the UK and a foreign country.
(20171)
338  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20674)
339  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average earnings were of Railtrack directors in (a) salary, (b) bonuses and (c) additional payments in each year between 1996-97 and 2000-01.
(19495)
340  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November, Official Report, column 606W, on Railtrack, how many Railtrack shares were held by (a) individual and (b) institutional investors at flotation and in each subsequent year.
(19841)
341  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average Railtrack shareholding of individual investors was in each year since flotation.
(19842)
342  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms, what profit including dividends received a Railtrack investor would have made in selling a single share bought at flotation when its value was at (i) its highest, (ii) its lowest and (iii) its average level.
(19496)
343  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of Railtrack shares were held by institutional investors on (a) 1st May and (b) the first of each month up to 1st October.
(19494)
344  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, if the £239 million allocated for rural bus service improvements includes the £15 million in the Parish Transport Fund.
(20139)
345  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, which changes ensure the revised PPG13 will develop the role of market towns as hubs for jobs and services.
(20144)
346  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, if he will list (a) the organisations which received funds and (b) the amount that they received to fund improvements for rural bus services in 2001-02; and what proportion of the fund has been allocated to improve rural bus services in 2002-03.
(20027)
347  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, what the criteria are for mandatory 50 per cent. rate relief for non-agricultural enterprises on farms; and if he will make a statement.
(20142)
348  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, what changes have been made to ensure the revised PPG7 will develop farm diversification.
(20148)
349  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud, 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, how many new affordable homes in rural settlements were occupied in 2001-02.
(20033)
350  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18559)
351  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18579)
352  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent crowd safety assessments have taken place at the London railway stations that have had electronic ticket barriers installed (a) before and (b) since the barriers were installed; and if he will make a statement.
(20624)
353  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many available fire appliances are (a) less than one, (b) between one and three, (c) between three and five and (d) over five years old; and if he will make a statement.
(20615)
354  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fire appliances have been in road accidents whilst on operational duty in (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996, (d) 1997, (e) 1998, (f) 1999 and (g) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(20616)
355  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fire appliances are available in each (a) county and (b) London borough.
(20612)
356  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many of the total number of fire appliances are in active service.
(20613)
357  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will ask the Health and Safety Executive to investigate further the potential impact of the European Commission's proposed physical agents directive.
(20414)
358  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will provide financial support to businesses which are required to replace existing machinery under the European Commission's proposed physical agents directive.
(20415)
359  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will base SSA in respect of the Flood Defence Levy on actual payments requested in 2002-03.
(19485)
360  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures there are to provide accommodation for elderly people who are homeless.
(19359)
361  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the estimated number of homeless people above the age of (a) 50, (b) 60 and (c) 70 years.
(19361)
362  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the total public investment in the M58 motorway since 1985; and how much of that investment was subject to European Union subsidy.
(20651)
363  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the supplementary note to the original notes of his meeting with John Robinson, as sent to the Transport Sub-Committee, was drafted.
(20421)
364  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether Mr John Robinson asked him for a letter of comfort for Railtrack at the meeting on 25th July.
(20420)
365  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 20th September from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr James Hamlett.
(20366)
366  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many delays of 15 minutes or more of trains on the London Underground were caused by problems with (a) track, (b) signals and (c) rolling stock for (i) 1994-95, (ii) 1995-96, (iii) 1996-97, (iv) 1997-98 and (v) 1999-2000.
(20596)
367  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the local authorities which have expressed an interest to his Department in participating in (a) workplace parking taxes pilot schemes and (b) congestion tax pilot schemes.
(20376)
368  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date the supplementary note to the official minute of his meeting with the Chairman of Railtrack on 25th July was (a) drafted, (b) circulated for comments and (c) agreed by him.
(20377)
369  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish figures showing the effect of each of the changes in SSA methodology introduced in 1998 on (a) SSAs for each class of authority and (b) each local authority in England in each year since 1998-99 (i) for each year and (ii) cumulatively, in (A) percentage terms and (B) cash terms.
(20378)
370  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he has in place for determining the impact of the statutory off road notification scheme.
(20597)
371  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the cost of enforcing the statutory off road notification scheme since inception.
(20598)
372  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will give fire services powers to claim from car insurers the cost of road accident rescue work.
(20489)
373  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of fire protection and safety legislation; and what plans he has to reform fire protection and safety legislation.
(20488)
374  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent infrastructure analysis has taken place of (a) general practitioners, (b) police, (c) school places and (d) public transport on the Isle of Sheppey with regard to new build housing schemes.
(20510)
375  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18595)
376  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18571)
377  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the increase in the departmental expenditure limit from 2001-02 to 2002-03 will be accounted for by wage costs.
(20670)
378  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants in Birmingham, Northfield are not in receipt of income support but are in receipt of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit.
(19386)
379  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many single parent families in Birmingham, Northfield are in receipt of (a) working families' tax credit and (b) income support.
(19388)
380  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Birmingham, Northfield claim (a) both disability living allowance and income support and (b) a disability premium as part of their income support applicable amount.
(19384)
381  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Birmingham, Northfield claim the minimum income guarantee.
(19387)
382  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Birmingham, Northfield have children in receipt of free school meals.
(19383)
383  
N  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many over 60 year olds in Birmingham, Northfield have the (a) disability and (b) higher pensioner premium added to their income support applicable amount.
(19385)
384  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many letters his Department received from honourable and Right honourable Members between 20th June and 20th July.
(18572)
385  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of letters received by his Department between 20th June and 20th July were replied to (a) in under 15, (b) in under 20, (c) in under 30, (d) in under 40 and (e) in over 40 working days.
(18594)
386  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the verification framework on the number of claims being made for housing benefit.
(20602)
387  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to increase funding for the verification framework.
(20599)
388  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for housing benefit are waiting to be processed as a result of delays caused by the verification framework.
(20607)
389  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the verification framework for housing benefit.
(20600)
390  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many local authorities are achieving the claim processing times for housing benefit that were in existence prior to the implementation of the verification framework.
(20601)
391  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to make the measures entitled do not redirect in the verification framework compulsory.
(20603)
392  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the individual annual remuneration was to (a) the Chairman and (b) executive directors of Remploy in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv)2000-01.
(20427)
393  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of Remploy have been dismissed in the past 12 months; and how many of these were trainees.
(20424)
394  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what was the total cost of administration in Remploy in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(20426)
395  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-disabled workers were employed by Remploy in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(20431)
396  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what were the total non-disabled staff costs in Remploy in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(20429)
397  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what were the average weekly hours worked by Remploy employees in (a)1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-2001.
(20432)
398  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-disabled workers have been recruited through agencies who are employed by Remploy.
(20425)
399  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) lower, (b) middle and (c) senior management in Remploy there were in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01; and what was the total expenditure on each of (a), (b) and (c) for those years.
(20430)
400  
  
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what were the total amounts paid to (a) executive directors and (b) non-executive directors in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(20423)
401  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he intends to allow clients (a) receiving means tested benefits and (b) subject to work and availability tests to participate fully in the proposed patients forums and receive support for reasonable costs.
(19489)
402  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the second state pension, how to qualify for it and the future of SERPS.
(19365)
403  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the pensions credit, the method of application and who is eligible to receive it.
(19364)
404  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on recent measures he has introduced to tackle age discrimination.
(19362)
405  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what strategy there is to ensure that all pensioners who are eligible for the minimum income guarantee know they can apply for the extra income.
(19363)
406  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures there are to get more people in their 50s and 60s into work.
(19366)
407  
  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will require his Department to amend its standard answer to letters enquiring about the Government's attitude to the introduction of minimum income standards in the UK.
(20608)
408  
N  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the schemes administered by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies where funds are allocated by a competitive bidding process; and what was the amount of money allocated to each scheme.
(19732)
409  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the employment implications of BAE systems' decision to close the Regional Jet RJ and RJX programme; and what steps his Department is taking to provide assistance to the employees being made redundant at Woodford.
(20354)
410  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, what the criteria are for financial support for projects to refurbish and improve rural sub-post offices; and if this support is a one-off payment.
[Transferred] (20029)
411  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Stroud of 27th November, Official Report, columns 859-60W, on the Rural White Paper, how many (a) primary care one-stop or mobile units and (b) intermediate care beds have been made available in 2001-02; and how many will be made available in each financial year until 2004.
[Transferred] (20031)
412  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the numbers of Meat Hygiene Service staff available in abattoirs in the South West.
[Transferred] (20153)
413  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much of the cost to the economy of foot and mouth disease has been incurred in (a) Scotland and (b) Dumfries and Galloway.
[Transferred] (19985)
414  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Portland cement consumption per capita was for the United Kingdom in the last 12 months.
[Transferred] (20605)
415  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the delays in planning decisions concerning on-shore windfarms.
[Transferred] (20635)
416  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of Portland cement sold in the United Kingdom was (a) domestically produced and (b) imported in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (20517)
417  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes there were in the rules during the bidding for the public private partnership for the London Underground.
[Transferred] (20362)
418  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the safety of people from Bromsgrove travelling to Gibraltar following the failure of Gibraltar to be included in the European Single Skies Agreement.
[Transferred] (20403)
419  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy on the ABM Treaty.
[Transferred] (20507)
420  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if consultation draft PPG25 will apply planning applications originally submitted before its introduction.
[Transferred] (20509)
421  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent research her Department has in place into energy production from agricultural products.
[Transferred] (20628)
422  
  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have been initiated (a) by and (b) against local authorities in England and Wales under section 79 (1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
[Transferred] (20609)


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