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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 11 December 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 11 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.
 


 
TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER
1  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Football Licensing Authority Report of 5th March relating to safe standing areas at football stadia.
(22361)
2  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date she received the revised proposals from the BBC for BBC 3; by what process she will determine her decision on the new proposals; and on what date she will announce her decision on the new proposals.
(22362)
3  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the definition of British as it applies to civilian former prisoners of the Japanese differs from that applied to armed forces personnel.
(22309)
4  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the definition of British as it applies to civilian former prisoners of the Japanese was clarified; when the need for clarification was identified; and when and how the new criteria were first made public.
(22308)
5  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on the Army Cadet Force per annum since 1997.
(20978)
6  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to re-instate the use of barrack trousers as part of the Army Cadet Force standard uniform; and if he will make a statement.
(20980)
7  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the procedure that is to be taken when promoting an army cadet within the Army Cadet Force; and what qualifications a cadet must have to achieve a higher rank in the organisation.
(20982)
8  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures there are to increase cadet participation in Regular and Territorial Army exercises.
(20979)
9  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cadets in the Army Cadet Force there have been in each year since 1997; and how many Army Cadet Force units have been (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(20981)
10  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers from ethnic minorities there are in each of the Guards regiments; how many soldiers from ethnic minorities there are in the British Army not including the Gurkhas; and if he will make a statement.
(20983)
11  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent revisions he has made to the account of the sinking of HMS Glorious.
(22103)
12  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of maintaining and servicing the cruise missile arsenal has been in each year since 1983.
(21551)
13  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the conflicts in which the UK has used cruise missiles since 1983.
(21553)
14  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cruise missiles have been used in the conflict in Afghanistan by (a) Britain and (b) the United States.
(21652)
15  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the total cost of a cruise missile over the lifetime of its use.
(21550)
16  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cruise missiles have been fired by Britain since 1983 (a) in conflicts and (b) for testing purposes.
(21552)
17  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what basic credit approvals her Department granted between 1997 and 2001 for Hampshire.
(22215)
18  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answers of 27th November, Official Report, column 773W and 4th December, Official Report, column 257W, on schools, for what reason her Department (a) holds information on the number of schools which have been allocated money for repairs and (b) does not hold information on the number of new schools which have been built.
(22363)
19  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she gives to education authorities on the exclusion of over 25s with learning disabilities from activities and clubs on the basis of their age.
(22306)
20  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for each of the years 1995-96 to 2001-02 (a) the total amount of education SSA provided to local education authorities, (b) the final education budget agreed by local education authorities and (c) the amount by which the education budget exceeded SSA.
(22370)
21  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for each of the years 1997-98 to 2001-02 (a) the name of each local education authority where education SSA increases have not been passported, (b) the total amount of education budget and (c) the total amount of education SSA and the surplus order deficit over education SSA.
(22371)
22  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many temporary veterinary inspectors have written to her about their experiences during the foot and mouth epidemic.
(22106)
23  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many vets work for the State Veterinary Service; and how many were employed at the outbreak of the current foot and mouth epidemic.
(22104)
24  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost of employing temporary veterinary inspectors during the foot and mouth outbreak was.
(22107)
25  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many temporary veterinary inspectors, by area, were taken on during the foot and mouth epidemic.
(22105)
26  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment was made of the implications for (a) fish stocks and (b) the local fishing economy before the EU reached its recent agreement with the Government of Mauritania on allowing EU registered trawlers to fish off that country's coastline.
(22453)
27  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what initiatives she plans to protect global fish stocks from the effects of overfishing.
(22450)
28  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letters of 14th May and 3rd September from the honourable Member for Mid Worcestershire concerning his constituent, Mr John Sanders.
(22265)
29  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to assist farmers diversifying into farm-based horse enterprises; what representations she has received on this issue since June; and if she will make a statement.
(22461)
30  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses she has had to the consultation on the proposed regulations concerning environmental impact assessments on uncultivated land; what research she has commissioned on how other EU member states implement these regulations; and if she will make a statement.
(22460)
31  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases in the last year direct debits of national insurance contributions by self-employed persons suspended during payment of incapacity benefit have not been resumed following the termination of payment of incapacity benefit by reason of technical problems with the National Insurance Contributions Office replacement computer system; and if he will make a statement.
(22365)
32  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of national income is spent on (a) work and pensions, (b) health, (c) national debt, (d) defence, (e) education and skills, (f) trade and industry, (g) environment, food and rural affairs, (h) transport, local government and the regions, (i) international development, (j) law and order, (k) asylum and immigration and (l) culture, media and sport.
(21231)
33  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 66W, on the climate change levy, if the CCL will lead to additional VAT receipts of about £30 million per annum; and if this VAT revenue will be recycled via a reduction in employees national insurance.
(22201)
34  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the opinion of the Tax Law Committee on the impact of the number of tax rates; and if he will make a statement.
(22464)
35  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration the Chancellor is giving to a regional enhancement to his research and development tax credit for the assisted areas; and if he will make a statement.
(22467)
36  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the opinion in the memorandum on tax reform by the Tax Law Committee on the taper relief system for capital gains tax and compliance costs; what estimates he has made of the costs of compliance for taper relief; and what estimate he had made of the proportion of taxpayers who benefit from the taper.
(22466)
37  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in tax liability for a median taxpayer if the lower rate and basic rate of tax were amalgamated at 22 per cent.; and what estimate he has made of the savings in compliance costs from such a change to the Inland Revenue and the taxpayer.
(22463)
38  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which the lower rate of income tax has achieved its objective of reducing in-work poverty; if he will place such studies in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(22468)
39  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the recommendation of the Tax Law Committee's memorandum relating to the tax law on transfer of assets between spouses following separation and divorce; and what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the time period by a further two years in which assets could be transferred between separated spouses without any gain or loss of treatment as advised by the Tax Law Committee; and if he will make a statement.
(22465)
40  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support an investigation into events at Mazar-i-Sharif to establish (a) whether adequate steps were taken at the outset (i) to deter a revolt and (ii) to prevent access to the weapons used for the revolt, (b) the circumstances under which Taliban prisoners who had their hands bound were killed and (c) the standard of treatment of Taliban fighters (1) who tried to surrender, (2) became incapacitated and (3) who otherwise stopped fighting.
(22205)
41  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the UK will be involved in setting up procedures for the (a) safe surrender, (b) disarming and (c) detention of captured fighters in Afghanistan.
(22203)
42  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the UK Government and its coalition allies in Afghanistan provide logistic support to ensure the humane treatment of prisoners in their custody.
(22202)
43  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what judicial procedures will be set up to try those in custody accused of (a) war crimes, (b) crimes against humanity and (c) other serious violations of international law.
(22204)
44  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the National Health Service spent on hiring agency nursing staff in the last 12 months.
(20735)
45  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimates he has made of the impact of staff shortages on NHS capacity.
(20625)
46  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reply to the petition presented on 13th November from the vendors of the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard regarding Cirencester Hospital.
(22266)
47  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS appointments since the Appointments Commission became responsible have become due; and how many have been made.
(22208)
48  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of the NHS Appointments Commission are (a) women and (b) black or Asian.
(22210)
49  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of appointments by the NHS Appointments Commission have been of disabled persons.
(22206)
50  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS appointments made by the Appointments Commission have gone to (a) women and (b) black and Asian candidates.
(22209)
51  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of the appointments made by the NHS Appointments Commission came from (a) business, (b) voluntary local organisations, (c) professions and (d) trade unions.
(22207)
52  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the people appointed by the NHS Appointments Commission have declared a party political connection; and what parties they are connected with.
(22211)
53  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what increase in volunteer input he expects to occur as a result of the NHS Reform Bill; what form it will take; and what (a) financial value and (b) financial savings he expects.
(22366)
54  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on protecting the existing United Kingdom market in safe higher potency vitamins and minerals in negotiations on the interpretation of Article 5 of the forthcoming proposed European Directive on Food Supplements.
(22368)
55  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Prime Minister of 28th November, Official Report, column 961, which new anti-cancer drugs are to be made available to the NHS by the end of the year.
(22200)
56  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average (a) salary and (b) other related cost of a nurse, by region.
(22212)
57  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dental practices there were in Fareham in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(22379)
58  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing and residential home beds there were in (a) Hampshire and (b) in the Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and South East Hampshire Health Authority in (i) 1993, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999 and (iv) 2000.
(22376)
59  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting (a) between 13 and 25 and (b) over 26 weeks for appointments in the Portsmouth Hospital Trust area.
(22213)
60  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of NHS dentistry in Fareham.
(22378)
61  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting for in-patient treatment in each quarter of (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 in Portsmouth Hospital Trust area.
(22214)
62  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharges there were in the Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and South East Hampshire NHS Trusts in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(22377)
63  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16th November, Official Report, column 948, on digital hearing aids, if the funding decisions for 2002-03 for the sites already providing digital hearing aids will be based on maintaining annual levels of service in the provision of digital hearing aids at each site.
(22375)
64  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the level of delayed discharges.
(19848)
65  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to increase funding available for research into aspergillus fumigatus infection.
(22456)
66  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to fund research into (a) the prevention of and (b) diseases contracted via aspergillus fumigatus infection.
(22455)
67  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what precautions are recommended to hospitals and other organisations to prevent the spread of aspergillus fumigatus infection.
(22454)
68  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to issue revised guidance to patients from manufacturers on over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.
(22472)
69  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports he has received on reactions to over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.
(22471)
70  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has in place to provide support to victims of rape; and what funding he provides to support rape victims.
(22448)
71  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has collated on reoffending rates of discharged prisoneers who have served sentences of more than two years, broken down by (a) prisons and (b) type of programmes provided within prisons in (i) 1999-2000 and (ii) 1998-99.
(22443)
72  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December, Official Report, column 330W, on the Parliamentary Ombudsman, on which date each of the seven new statutory statements of complaint was received; and on which dates the responses were made.
(22372)
73  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out the principles determining which local authority an asylum seeker will be referred to for housing assistance if they are recognised as a refugee or granted exceptional leave to remain.
(22452)
74  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he has in place to provide support to victims of rape; and what funding he provides to support rape victims.
(22449)
75  
N  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact the trade in bushmeat has on the environment in West and Central Africa.
(20562)
76  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what investigation she has made into the funding provided by (a) the United Nations Population Fund and (b) the International Planned Parenthood Federation to China's population control authorities: and if she will make a statement.
(22102)
77  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking, in co-operation with other departments to promote the peace effort in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
(22446)
78  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial assistance her Department is providing to revive the Inter-Congolese dialogue aimed at ending the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
(22473)
79  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to support non-Burman ethnic groups in Burma.
(22447)
80  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Government intends to respond to the recommendations made in the report on its effectiveness submitted by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commision to the Secretary of State in February in accordance with section 69(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998; and if he will make a statement.
(22457)
81  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Government intends to publish a bill to implement the recommendations of the report of the Criminal Justice Review of Northern Ireland, published in March 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(22459)
82  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Government intends to change the law to comply with the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights delivered on 4th May in the cases of Jordan vs UK, Kelly vs UK, McKerr vs UK and Shanaghan vs UK; and if he will make a statement.
(22458)
83  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his policy on (a) sanctions against and (b) bombing of Iraq.
(22199)
84  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his discussions with the Civil Service Commissioners about the terms of appointment of the next head of the Civil Service.
(19948)
85  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, what proposals he has to look outside the Civil Service for the appointment of the next Cabinet Secretary; what plans he has to fuse the Cabinet Office with the office in No. 10 Downing Street; and what new conditions an applicant will be required to agree to before appointment as (a) Head of the Civil Service and (b) Cabinet Secretary.
(19949)
86  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many press officers are employed by the Scotland Office; and how many are located in London at Dover House.
(22367)
87  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 5th December, Official Report, column 306W, on small businesses, if she will identify the title of the Government response and the date it was issued; and if she will place a copy in the Library.
(22364)
88  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of the regulations affecting businesses introduced in the last financial year originated in European legislation.
(22305)
89  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of (a) the number of and (b) the financial cost to (i) small businesses, (ii) SMEs and (iii) businesses in general of regulations introduced in the last financial year.
(22307)
90  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the costs (a) incurred to date and (b) that will be incurred if he decides not to proceed with PPP for the London Underground.
(22267)
91  
N  
Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he next plans to meet motor industry leaders to discuss the Government's policy on fuel emissions.
(20564)
92  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the local authorities in England who operate a discretionary registration scheme for houses in multiple occupation under Part XI of the Housing Act 1985.
(22451)
93  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what annual data in respect of (a) population and (b) council tax base he has based his calculations of standard spending assessment and revenue support grant for the financial year 2002-03.
(21879)
94  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the effect will be on (a) the standard spending assessment and (b) the revenue support grant allocation, by authority, of the incorporation of data changes relating to the New Earnings Survey in the area cost adjustment for 2002-03.
(21878)
95  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the major public transport projects being built in London, with starting dates.
(22462)
96  
N  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the KPMG Public Interest Report on Lincolnshire County Council will be (a) issued to those named in the Report and (b) published.
(22218)
97  
N  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the National Standards Board is investigating complaints on alleged breaches of the code of conduct by Lincolnshire county councillors; and if he will make a statement.
(22217)
98  
N  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the National Standards Board is investigating complaints about the establishment of a local standards committee by Lincolnshire County Council; and if he will make a statement.
(22216)
99  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish an impact assessment of the Statutory Off Road Notification Scheme on the number of abandoned vehicles in England.
(22469)
100  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what means he proposes to keep honourable Members informed of the progress and outcome of the Government's Quinquennial Review of English Partnerships.
(21554)
101  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will review the information available on the aviation organophosphate information web site; what estimate he has made of the severity of the problems identified in that site; and if he will make a statement.
(22303)
102  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for each of the years 1995-96 to 2001-02 the (a) total amount of education SSA provided to LEAs, (b) the final education budget agreed by LEA's and (c) the amount by which the education budget exceeded SSA.
(22369)
103  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how he intends to ensure informed consent to participation in random assignment for those with (a) learning disabilities and (b) mental health problems.
(19497)
104  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the random assignment evaluation was delayed until six months into the national extension of New Deal for Disabled People; and for what reasons this evaluation was not conducted during the pilot programmes.
(19498)
105  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money will be spent on the New Deal for Disabled People over the next three years.
(19499)
106  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice he has given to job brokers about recruitment to the New Deal for Disabled People during the random assignment evaluation period; how job brokers' presentation of the random assignment research will be monitored; and how long volunteers to the New Deal for Disabled People will have to wait before they are told whether they are part of the control group for the random assignment evaluation.
(19500)
107  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what responses were received from (a) job brokers and (b) other interested parties about the random assignment evaluation.
(19501)
108  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the study A Review of the Use of Random Assignment will be completed; and if he will place it in the Library.
(19502)
109  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many regulatory changes affecting the administration of housing benefits have been made (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) in each month since July 2000.
(19503)
110  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many departmental circulars modifying housing benefit rules have been issued (a) each year since 1997 and (b) each month since July 2000.
(19504)
111  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions since 1997 the Parliamentary Ombudsman has written to him asking for redress on the grounds of equity to be made to clients of his Department resulting from a finding of maladministration leading to injustice; and how many people have received compensation in each case.
(19505)
112  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in compensation in each year since 1997 as a result of cases related to his Department decided by the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
(19506)
113  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which local authorities the Housing Benefit Help Team has intervened since its creation; and when.
(19507)
114  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many repeat visits the Housing Benefit Help Team has made to individual local authorities; and to which ones.
(19508)
115  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long the Housing Benefit Help Team has spent with each local authority housing benefit office.
(19509)
116  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place the report he has received from Affinity on the Integrated Enquiry Service in the Library.
(19510)
117  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how he will identify eligible recipients for the pension credit who are above state pension age; and if he will make a statement.
(22373)
118  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional IT systems will be required in respect of the new pension credit; and how many additional staff he expects to employ.
(22374)
119  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer (a) questions 10435 and 10434, on the Child Support Agency, tabled by the honourable Member for Northavon on 23rd October, (b) questions 14034 and 14299, on the Jobcentre Plus computer systems, tabled by the honourable Member for Northavon on 7th and 8th November, and (c) question 14298, on post-11th September security measures in benefit offices, tabled by the honourable Member for Northavon on 8th November.
(22310)
120  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the progress and effectiveness of adult stem cell research in treating health disorders.
[Question Unstarred] (19671)
121  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason fish and chip shops may be classified under health and safety regulations as dangerous premises for the employment of young people under 16.
[Transferred] (22304)
122  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on changes in the numbers of abandoned vehicles in England over the last three years.
[Transferred] (22470)


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