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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 19 December 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 19 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 19th DECEMBER
1  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24205)
2  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24203)
3  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the merits of the process by which proposals for a new national stadium will be considered.
(23333)
4  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations the Football Association has made with regard to the review of the national stadium proposals; and what account has been taken of them.
(23334)
5  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Coventry bid for the national stadium remains part of the Task Force Review.
(23335)
6  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the total spending by her Department in the next 12 months in subsidising (a) live drama, (b) art galleries, (c) ballet, (d) opera and (e) literature.
(24394)
7  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what efforts her Department (a) has made and (b) is planning to put into effect to assist the English tourist industry to deal with the effects of the introduction of the euro.
(24416)
8  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the cost of implementing the English Tourism Council's 'Sea Changes' document.
(24144)
9  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding the English Tourism Council has allocated to implementation of its 'Sea Changes' document.
(24149)
10  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in establishing a Government unit to co-ordinate the case for resorts within government.
(24148)
11  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list her Department's priorities for action on the implementation of the English Tourism Council's 'Sea Changes' document.
(24143)
12  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she monitors prices charged by private hotels for accommodation in different regions of the United Kingdom.
(24413)
13  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what arrangements have been put in place for public holidays relating to the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
(24417)
14  
  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total costs to date of the ex gratia scheme for ex prisoners of the Japanese; and what would have been the additional cost of allowing the applications of those barred following the clarification of the definition of British earlier this year.
(24728)
15  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24201)
16  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the pre-1973 army pensioners and army widows identified as entitled to tax free pensions under the pre-1973 attributable tax exercise of 1999 were entitled due to aggravated unfitness.
(24181)
17  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what accommodation is available for air crews deployed on Operation Veritas and based at Muscat; how many (a) aircrew and (b) personnel may be accommodated in one tent (i) on exercise and (ii) on operations; how long each aircrew's shift is; how much sleep each aircrew gets between shifts; if an aircrew on different shifts may be accommodated in the same tent; if accommodation at Muscat accords with Group Air Staff Order GASO 9072; and if crews are accommodated in local hotels (A) at his Department's expense and (B) at their own expense.
(24374)
18  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if local overseas allowance is payable to air crews on exercise Saif Sareea and operation Veritas; what the weekly value is of the (a) welfare package offered to air crews during Saif Sareea and (b) local overseas allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(24373)
19  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings he has had with Army officials about the implications for the armed forces of cannabis being reclassified as a class C drug.
(24412)
20  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with partner countries on the announcement of the signing of the contract for the A400M.
(24513)
21  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 4th December, Official Report, column 223W, on cluster bombs, if he will include unexploded ordnance clearance in the package of measures he supports aimed at minimising the risk to civilians; if he will support measures to restrict the targeting of cluster bombs so as to protect civilians; and if he will consult Landmine Action before finalising his policy towards discussions on a new protocol addressing explosive remnants of war.
(24510)
22  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) costs and (b) benefits are of recruiting soldiers from (i) Fiji and (ii) the British Isles.
(24406)
23  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK tanks are based in each country (a) inside and (b) outside the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(24091)
24  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will state the (a) strength and (b) establishment of the Coldstream Guards.
(24569)
25  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects her review of student finance to be completed; and if she will make a statement.
(24407)
26  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Learning Mentors are working in secondary schools in the constituency of Buckingham.
(24865)
27  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools in the Buckingham constituency have benefited from the Schools Access Initiative; and how much each school was awarded.
(24864)
28  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils from the Buckingham constituency went on to higher education in each year since 1999.
(24863)
29  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to reply to the Question of 5th December, ref. 21335, from the honourable Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.
(24754)
30  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to extend the Education Maintenance Allowance pilot scheme to the constituency of Buckingham.
(24839)
31  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the proportion of school pupils achieving level 4 at Key Stage 2 in (a) English and (b) Maths was (i) nationally and (ii) from schools based in the Buckingham constituency in the latest year for which figures are available.
(24862)
32  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the Sure Start programmes in the constituency of Buckingham indicating the amount spent on each scheme.
(24840)
33  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the proportion of students achieving (a) 1 and (b) 1-3 A-E grades at A-level was (i) nationally and (ii) at schools and colleges based in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997; and if she will provide breakdowns of those figures between (A) independent schools and colleges and (B) state schools and colleges.
(24861)
34  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cases set down for a hearing in the Special Educational Needs Tribunal in the latest year for which figures are available were (a) abandoned at the instigation of the local education authority, (b) abandoned at the request of parents, (c) determined in favour of the local education authority and (d) determined (i) in whole and (ii) in part in favour of parents.
(23942)
35  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish the findings of her inquiry into the release of the 2001 Key Stage results.
(24436)
36  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of applications for specialist school status have been successful where the school in question is (a) a grammar school, (b) a comprehensive school and (c) a secondary modern or high school.
(24087)
37  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which grammar/non-selective school partnerships are in receipt of financial support from her Department; and how much support and what the nature of the partnership is in each case.
(24086)
38  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there are in England, broken down by LEA area; and in each case what the figure is expressed as a percentage of the establishment figure.
(24437)
39  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list applications for specialist school status which have been made by grammar schools; and what the subject specialism and the outcome of the application was in each case.
(24088)
40  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24196)
41  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to eliminate the differences in rates of pay per hour for supply teachers working for Cumbria LEA and those employed by Lancashire LEA; and if she will make a statement.
(24047)
42  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will meet representatives of the F40 group to discuss (a) the provision of an interim financial award for F40 authorities and (b) F40 proposals for funding from 2003-04 onwards.
(24261)
43  
  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will announce next year's Standards Fund allocation to local education authorities; and what the increase in the Standards Fund will be.
(24279)
44  
  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the special grants allocation for schools is to continue next year.
(24281)
45  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children in care (a) continue their education after the age of 16 years and (b) go on to university; and if she will make a statement.
(24563)
46  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funds have been allocated for training qualified teachers to teach citizenship lessons in secondary schools.
(24267)
47  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the proposed reduction in contribution by the governors of voluntary aided schools towards building costs is included in the broadly neutral reallocation of costs between governors, local education authorities and her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(24266)
48  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers are being trained to teach citizenship lessons; and how many teachers will be qualified to teach citizenship lessons in September 2002.
(24268)
49  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many confirmed cases of foot and mouth disease samples were subjected to laboratory testing.
(24090)
50  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many samples tested for foot and mouth disease of (a) cattle, (b) sheep, (c) pigs and (d) other species proved (i) positive and (ii) negative.
(24089)
51  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to reply to the Question of 5th December, ref. 21336, from the honourable Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.
(24755)
52  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is (a) the target reduction of annual incidence of BSE for 2001 and (b) the actual figure for 2001.
(24378)
53  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 6th December, Official Report, column 497W, on the Excellence in Cities Scheme, if she will list the towns and villages that will cover the 24 excellence clusters by September 2002; and where their funding will come from.
(24383)
54  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24197)
55  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which members have been appointed to (a) the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and (b) the Lakes District National Park Authority since June; and how many of these members were known to (i) herself and (ii) her ministerial colleagues prior to their appointment.
(24053)
56  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the work of (a) the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, (b) the Lake District NPA and (c) National Parks authorities in general.
(24039)
57  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to publish lists of applicants for appointment by the Secretary of State to National Parks authorities.
(24051)
58  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the system of appointments to National Parks authorities.
(24050)
59  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent projects have been undertaken by (a) the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and (b) the Lake District National Park authority; and what role members appointed by her Department have had in supporting such projects.
(24054)
60  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the political affiliations were of those who have been appointed to (a) the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and (b) the Lake District National Park Authority (i) between May 1997 and May 2001 and (ii) since June 2001.
(24048)
61  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is given to applicants for positions with National Parks authorities; and what feedback is provided to those whose applications are unsuccessful.
(24052)
62  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria are employed when selecting applicants for interview for positions with National Park authorities; and what plans her Department has to review such procedures.
(24049)
63  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons animals with foot and mouth disease anti-bodies and no other symptoms of the disease were slaughtered during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(24389)
64  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the approximate total market value of animals killed because of foot and mouth disease; and what the total paid in compensation was.
(24392)
65  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her calculation is of the percentage of animal sales made during the foot and mouth disease epidemic that were conducted outside traditional markets on (a) video links, (b) via the Internet and (c) by other means; and if she will make a statement on the (i) safety and (ii) cost of these methods.
(24388)
66  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what calculations she has made of the change in the public monies expended in the foot and mouth disease areas during the outbreak; and what that sum would have been had no outbreak occurred.
(24385)
67  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable for the replacement of the currently marketed antibiotic feed additives containing mycelial grade substances with premixes containing pharmacopoeial grade active substances was agreed at the Veterinary Products Committee meeting of 18th October; and if she will make a statement.
(22960)
68  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in Worcestershire have not yet been cleaned and disinfected after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease; and if she will make a statement.
(24455)
69  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what special conditions have been attached to licences giving permission to hunt to the (a) Worcestershire Hunt, (b) Croome and West Warwickshire Foxhounds and (c) North Cotswold Hunt; what the reason is for any such special conditions; and how long she expects such conditions will endure.
(24454)
70  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland was not consulted prior to the decision to commission the mixed oxide plant at Sellafield; and if she will make a statement.
(24262)
71  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the capability of UK high temperature incinerator facilities to deal with the ozone depleting substances from refrigerators.
(23952)
72  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in developing electronic tagging technologies for the identification of livestock.
(24736)
73  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide an estimate of the number of those who will pay income tax in 2001-02; and how many people paid income tax in each of the last four years.
(24815)
74  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans Customs and Excise have to issue a VAT payer's charter setting out standards of service to VAT payers.
(24793)
75  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the distribution of Government debt between the banking and non-banking sectors in each month since the 2001 Budget.
(24798)
76  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the level of the European Investment Bank's loans for projects in the United Kingdom in each year since 1992.
(24809)
77  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give the targets applied by Customs and Excise in the last five financial years for the length of time after registration for all traders to be visited.
(24546)
78  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of working age people in the Buckingham constituency were in employment in each year since 1997.
(24845)
79  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the privatisation of the Paymaster agency on the Treasury's access to information needed to monitor and control public expenditure.
(24828)
80  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what quantities and value of contraband of (a) tobacco, (b) drugs, (c) alcohol and (d) other goods was seized by Customs and Excise in each of the last four years; what quantity and value of contraband alcohol was disposed of, and at what cost; and what are equivalent figures for the latest previous years for which statistics are available.
(24805)
81  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the main expected effects on the public accounts from 2001-02 to 2004-05 of the National Lottery, including the effects on (a) government expenditure, (b) Government revenue and (c) Government borrowing.
(24812)
82  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been spent on external consultants in the tendering process of the Private Finance Initiative in each of the last four years (a) in real terms and (b) in cash terms, disaggregated by (i) legal fees, (ii) publicity costs, (iii) accountancy fees and (iv) management consultancy fees.
(24822)
83  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy that a trader should receive a visit from Customs and Excise within the first three years of registering for VAT.
(24811)
84  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his plans for tax simplification.
(24817)
85  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses resident in the Buckingham constituency have contacted the Treasury requesting information on the single currency.
(24867)
86  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions since 1971 the Treasury has excerised its powers under section 4 of the Bank of England Act 1946 to give directions to the Bank of England.
(24548)
87  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for each of the last 10 years the quantities and estimated value of contraband seized, categorised by type, and indicate the means by which it has been destroyed.
(24804)
88  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what were the receipts for advance corporation tax for each of the last 54 months.
(24824)
89  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his latest estimate of the changes in Customs and Excise duties arising from the operation of the European single market and cross-Channel shopping; and what estimates were made before the single market came into force.
(24803)
90  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of working age people in the Buckingham constituency lived in a household where no adult worked in each year since 1997.
(24846)
91  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the latest estimated levels of uncollected (a) income tax and (b) other taxes (i) in cash terms, (ii) current values and (iii) as a percentage for each year since 1997-98.
(24816)
92  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many VAT inspection visits are planned for (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2001-02.
(24794)
93  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a list of the investment publications to which Her Majesty's Treasury subscribes.
(24813)
94  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the changes in revenue to the Exchequer arising from the introduction of the European Single Market (a) through the increased allowances on importation of EC-produced cigarettes and tobacco products and (b) through increased smuggling of cigarettes and tobacco products.
(24837)
95  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, from how many businesses Customs and Excise have withdrawn use of the VAT cash accounting scheme in each of the last five years for which statistics are available; and how many businesses entering the scheme in each year have withdrawn from it at the order of Customs and Excise.
(24802)
96  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of employees for whom tax relief for removal expenses and benefits was claimed in each year since 1997.
(24552)
97  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish an annual statement of the effect of his direct and indirect taxation measures on the disposable incomes of (a) the bottom 10 per cent. and (b) the bottom 20 per cent. of income earners.
(24827)
98  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give the intra-community trade declared despatch arrival values for January to Febraury 2001 as a percentage of the corresponding values for January to February 2000.
(24549)
99  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the preliminary technical work to be undertaken before the assessment of the five economic tests for Euro entry will be completed.
(24825)
100  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his estimate of the payments the United Kingdom will be obliged to make to the European Union in each of the next four years.
(24808)
101  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consultations the Government has undertaken with the European Monetary Institutute as provided for by the Treaty on European Union.
(24814)
102  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number and proportion of incorrect notices of tax coding for 2001-02 which the Inland Revenue has sent out; and what are the principal reasons for errors.
(24807)
103  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what have been the running costs relating to the tendering process of the Private Finance Initiative in each year since its introduction (a) in real terms and (b) in cash terms disaggregated by (i) staff costs, (ii) information technology and (iii) other costs.
(24821)
104  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of employees for whom removal expenses and benefits exceeded (a) £6,000, (b) £8,000, (c) £10,000, (d) £12,000, (e) £14,000, (f) £16,000, (g) £18,000 and (h) £20,0000 in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will estimate the yield to the Exchequer of limiting tax relief for removal expenses and benefits to (i) £6,000, (ii) £8,000, (iii) £10,000, (iv) £12,000, (v) £14,000, (vi) £16,000, (vii) £18,000 and (viii) £20,000 in 2001-02.
(24800)
105  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of employees moving (a) because of a job transfer with an existing employer and (b) to take up new employment, who benefited from assistance with removal expenses in the latest year for which figures are available; and what was the total tax relief available to employees in each category.
(24551)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was obtained from VAT charges on courses of (a) education, (b) training, (c) sports activity and (d) leisure activity in each year since 1997; and how much it costs each year to administer the collection of these charges.
(24797)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the risk analysis system used by Customs and Excise for VAT control visiting is restricted to determining the (a) relative risk of different traders and (b) overall risk to the revenue.
(24545)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals in the Buckingham constituency have invested in (a) cash ISAs, (b) mini-ISAs and (c) maxi-ISAs in each year since their introduction.
(24847)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what pay review body recommendations he is considering.
(24819)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many residents in the Buckingham constituency have private medical insurance.
(24868)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what were, (a) the running costs of his Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff and (b) the running costs of his Department in each of the last four years in real terms.
(24826)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters he has received from residents in the Buckingham constituency regarding annuities in the last 12 months.
(24848)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) local authorities, (b) voluntary organisations and (c) universities are paying VAT on courses of further education for adults; and if he will list the courses liable.
(24796)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for each of the last 10 years (a) total VAT registrations and (b) total new registrations.
(24547)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will state for the VAT inspections control programme for 2000-01 (a) the number of staff years used, (b) the running costs, (c) the additional tax discovered and (d) the unit cost ratio of cost to revenue.
(24795)
116  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the revenue lost due to excise evasion on (a) hand-rolling tobacco and (b) cigarettes since the abolition of European fiscal frontiers; and how much of this revenue has been recovered.
(24801)
117  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much on average each VAT inspector raised an additional VAT liability in the last financial year; and what is the average annual cost of employing a VAT inspector.
(24380)
118  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of the operation of the procedures for assessing and collecting duty from cross-Channel travellers who return with purchases of alcohol; and what advice is given to businesses on the procedures to be followed.
(24810)
119  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have claimed tax relief for vocational training in each of the last four years; and what has been the cost to public funds in each year.
(24823)
120  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the latest estimate of the overall impact on business of the introduction of tax self-assessment, disaggregated into (a) estimated extra costs and (b) estimated savings.
(24820)
121  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the percentage of total income received by (a) the top one per cent, (b) the top five per cent, (c) the top 10 per cent, (d) the bottom 70 per cent and (e) the bottom 10 per cent of tax payers in 2000-01.
(24818)
122  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the Government's policy on the proportion of Government debt to be sold to the banking sector.
(24799)
123  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the compliance rate of traders in statistical submissions for intra-community transactions in January and February; and what percentage was received by the due date.
(24550)
124  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many VAT-registered companies and individuals became insolvent following action by HM Customs and Excise in each year since 1997; how much outstanding VAT was recovered from these concerns after formal insolvency occurred; what was the cost to Customs and Excise of pursuing those investigations; and how many VAT registrations were effected after guarantees were sought because of previous insolvency action against persons in the new venture.
(24806)
125  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24204)
126  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action he will take to ensure that the interests of UK asbestos victims are protected during (a) the administration of Turner and Newall and (b) the Chapter II reorganisation of Federal Mogul pending in the USA bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware.
(24876)
127  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that Treasury officials assist the lawyers acting for UK claimants to coordinate their claims against Turner and Newall with lawyers working for creditors against Federal Mogul.
(24877)
128  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set up a public enquiry (a) to examine the sale of Turner and Newall to Federal Mogul and (b) to ascertain whether the company has been managed in accordance with good business practice.
(24881)
129  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what money Turner and Newall put aside for future asbestos claims; and (a) whether this constitutes a trust and (b) how it is affected by the administration order.
(24879)
130  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the basis of the financial package Turner and Newall agreed with a consortium of European re-insurers to cap their asbestos liabilities in November 1996.
(24883)
131  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the trading position of Turner and Newall is; and on what date it formally stopped trading in the U.K.
(24875)
132  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he will introduce to stop companies and insurers avoiding their asbestos liabilities.
(24878)
133  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the stop that has been placed on compensation cheques by Turner and Newall to be lifted.
(24880)
134  
  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on job numbers of the ending of duty-free shopping within the EU.
(24280)
135  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the cross cutting review of children at risk will be considering the resource requirements of the fostering service.
(24564)
136  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the Scottish Provident Institution and the performance of the FSA in dealing with matters raised by Scottish Provident Action for Membership; and if he will make a statement.
(24558)
137  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of the introduction of the Aggregates Levy in Scotland; and what the cost will be to Scottish local authorities per year in each of the five years after April 2002.
(23954)
138  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what aid the Government will provide to businesses in Scotland which will be affected by the Aggregates Levy.
(23955)
139  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Indonesian Government on the protection of Christians; and if he will make a statement.
(24418)
140  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24200)
141  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of the cultivation of heroin poppy crops in Afghanistan in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04; and what the level was in 2001-02.
(24390)
142  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which government will be responsible for (a) overseeing and (b) drafting the terms of a referendum of the people of Gibraltar on a change in sovereignty.
[R] (24511)
143  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many commercial aircraft have been diverted en route to Gibraltar due to (a) inclement weather and (b) restrictions by the Government of Spain on overflying Spanish airspace.
[R] (24512)
144  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will introduce plans to commemorate the military assistance given by Nepal to the United Kingdom in (a) the two World Wars and (b) other significant conflicts.
(24748)
145  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the importance of the United Kingdom helping to maintain stability in Nepal.
(24745)
146  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is in respect of supporting the Government of Nepal against Maoist terrorism.
(24743)
147  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his assessment of the political situation in Nepal.
(24744)
148  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to offer military support against terrorism in Nepal by supplying (a) equipment and (b) personnel.
(24747)
149  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on neighbouring states of political instability in Nepal.
(24749)
150  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of possible links between Maoist terrorists in Nepal and other terrorist organisations.
(24746)
151  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of (a) Bangladesh, (b) India and (c) Pakistan regarding forced labour in their countries.
(24271)
152  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government of Bangladesh regarding the policy towards people trafficking.
(24269)
153  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dental practices in the Buckingham constituency (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 1997.
(24853)
154  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) general practitioners and (b) registered general practitioners there were in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area in each year since 1997.
(24856)
155  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the Question of 5th December, ref. 21340, from the honourable Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.
(24751)
156  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area referred urgently with suspected breast cancer waited for more than two weeks for an out-patient appointment for each reporting period since March 1999.
(24849)
157  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area waited more than (a) 13 weeks and (b) 26 weeks for a first outpatient appointment in each reporting period over the last 10 years.
(24858)
158  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there were for general practitioners in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area in each year since 1997.
(24857)
159  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS registered dentists there were in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area in each year since 1997.
(24854)
160  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients there were in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area on in-patient waiting lists waiting more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months, (d) 12 months, (e) 15 months, (f) 18 months and (g) 24 months for each reporting period since 1997.
(24859)
161  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many responses to the NHS Census he received from people living in the Buckingham constituency.
(24860)
162  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many community pharmacies in the Buckingham constituency (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 1997.
(24855)
163  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area waited more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months, (d) 12 months, (e) 15 months, (f) 18 months and (g) 24 months for (i) heart operations, (ii) cancer treatment and (iii) hip replacements in each year since 1997.
(24850)
164  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent studies he has undertaken into the (a) cause, (b) prevalance and (c) treatment and management of latex allergy (i) among National Health Service workers and (ii) in the wider population.
(23774)
165  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24209)
166  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) health authority and (b) local authority inspection officers there are and how many of them have been matched to area manager positions in the National Care Standards Commission.
(24185)
167  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column's 682-3W, on nutrition, if he will list (a) the specific targets and (b) the dates his Department has set under the hospital nutrition policy for the reduction of under nutrition; and if these targets take into consideration (i) age and (ii) regional differences in malnutrition.
(24042)
168  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 682-3W, on nutrition, (a) how many and (b) which of the six key targets under the Better Hospital Food Programme by (i) region and (ii) health authority will be fully delivered by the end of December.
(24040)
169  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of malnutrition per annum (a) to the NHS and (b) to public funds by (i) region and (ii) health authority in the last five years for which figures are available.
(24036)
170  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1036W, what the five predominant reasons for delayed discharge of those over 75 years of age were (a) in number of cases for each reason and (b) as a percentage for (i) Q3 2000-01, (ii) Q4 2000-01 and (iii) Q1 2000-02, by (A) region and (B) health authority.
(24045)
171  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations (a) by region and (b) by health authority were (i) cancelled and (ii) re-scheduled due to poor nutritional status of patients in the age ranges (a) 0-15 years, (b) 16-59 years, (c) 60-75 years and (d) 75 years over in each quarter of the last five years for which figures are available.
(24035)
172  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) consultation has been undertaken by and (b) formal guidance and information his Department and the National Care Standards Commission have provided to health authorities and local authorities regarding the implementation of arrangements for the transfer of staff to the NCSC.
(24182)
173  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to social services departments and the NHS concerning the role of health and social care staff in the development and delivery of strategies to prevent homelessness.
(24191)
174  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what screening methods are in place and on what frequency (a) in England and (b) by health authority to monitor nutritional levels in people aged (i) 0-15, (ii) 16-59, (iii) 60-75 and (iv) 75 years and over; and what his policy is on a standard national nutritional screening policy.
(24037)
175  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which national minimum standards care homes will have to be fully compliant with from 1st April 2002.
(24183)
176  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1036W, what the average length of delay for those over 75 years of age was in (a) Q3 2000-01, (b) Q4 2000-01 and (c) Q1 2001-02, by (i) region and (ii) health authority.
(24043)
177  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1036W, on delayed discharges, if he will set out (a) by region and (b) by health authority the mortality rate for those readmitted over 75 years of age (i) in re-admission and (ii) within 30 days of readmission in (A) Q3 2000-01, (B) Q4 2000-01, and (C) Q1 2001-02.
(24046)
178  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1036W, what the four main medical reasons for re-admission as emergency within 28 days for those over 75 years of age were (a) in numbers re-admitted and (b) as a percentage in (1) Q3 2000-01, (ii) Q4 2000-01 and (iii) Q1 2001-02, by (A) region and (B) health authority.
(24044)
179  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 682-3W, on nutrition, what (a) targets, (b) guidelines and (c) financial assistance he will provide to ensure health authorities address issues of malnutrition under the single assessment process.
(24041)
180  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who has (a) ministerial and (b) operational responsibility for ensuring the implementation of the Code of Practice for Employers involved in the international recruitment of healthcare professionals; how implementation of the Code is being monitored; who is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Code by NHS trusts; and if he will publish details of (a) NHS trusts and (b) nursing agencies which do not confirm to the Code.
(24033)
181  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what standards and milestones have been set to ensure that the health and social care needs of older homeless people are specifically addressed in the implementation of the National Service Frameworks for Older People and Mental Health.
(24190)
182  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what exemption in the Ministerial Code on Access to Information he declined to publish the results of the survey of local authorities undertaken by his Department in autumn 2000 to determine the available supply of care home places.
(24184)
183  
N  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NHS (General Medical Services) Amendment (No 4) Regulations (SI No 3742) and the NHS (General Medical Services Supplementary List) Regulations 2001 (SI No 3740), whether it is his policy that there should be a requirement on health authorities to provide information to general practitioners to support the allegations being made against them.
(23821)
184  
N  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Regulation 6(2)(a) of the NHS (General Medical Services Supplementary List) Regulations 2001 (SI No 3740), whether it is his policy to require a general practitioner, in order to gain access to a health authority's supplementary list, to provide evidence that he or she has performed general medical services for three out of the last six months; and what assessment he has made of whether this would disadvantage doctors who have not worked for three out of six months previously owing to (a) ill health, (b) maternity or paternity leave and (c) other valid reasons.
(23823)
185  
N  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to SIs No 3740 and 3742, if it is Government policy to provide for (a) the automatic removal of a general practitioner from a health authority's list after a sentence of imprisonment of more than six months and (b) the absence of any opportunity for the doctor to make a case against removal; and whether it is his intention to impose a ban on such a general practitioner's right to practise without regard to the reasons for that imprisonment.
(23822)
186  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the health needs of asylum seeker mothers who are HIV positive.
(24554)
187  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisation will be used to prepare and organise meetings of the Citizens Council.
(24615)
188  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NICE will issue guidelines on dual energy X-ray absorptionmetry.
(24603)
189  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital-acquired infections there were in each of the past five years.
(24576)
190  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the average waiting time was from seeing a GP on (a) in-patient and (b) out-patient lists for cardiology patients in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(24582)
191  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action has been taken to improve food hygiene in meat-selling shops in the past five years.
(24442)
192  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the financial value to the NHS of the voluntary work performed by (a) the Women's Royal Voluntary Service and (b) the National League of Hospital Friends in the last three years for which figures are available.
(24575)
193  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what will be the ratio of membership between England and Wales of the members of the Citizens Council which will advise NICE; and what recruitment mechanism will be used to select members.
(24580)
194  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations have taken place with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) other representatives of nurses over the new IT provision in A&E.
(24585)
195  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on responsibility for health in British Overseas Territories.
(24439)
196  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has made about the exemption of health visitors from congestion charges in London.
(24584)
197  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial support will be made available to GPs who seek to implement the delivery strategy prelude to the National Service Framework for Diabetes.
(24589)
198  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if NHS patients treated at the Redwood Hospital in Redhill will be given the same level of facilities as private patients treated there.
(24605)
199  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what briefing will be given to members of the Citizens Council which will advise NICE.
(24579)
200  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to apply for the Royal Charter for the NHS University.
(24440)
201  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met his Independent Reference Group on mental health.
(24449)
202  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of the clinical indicators announced on 9th July 1997 were adopted as performance measures.
(24571)
203  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of financial support has been given to the National Healthy School Standard.
(24581)
204  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many subjects Citizens Councils are expected to cover each year.
(24611)
205  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is of maintaining the NHS Magazine website per annum.
(24578)
206  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on expenditure on reviewing of out-patient appointments by general practitioners in the last 12 months.
(24602)
207  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if there will be a time limit imposed between ceasing to work in specified capacities and joining the Citizens Council.
(24607)
208  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list expenditure on mobile intensive care provision for children in each of the last five years.
(24573)
209  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the financial cost of the National Network for Health in the Arts project; and if he will publish an evaluation of its work.
(24583)
210  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the publication date is of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy's report on the role of diet in the prevention of osteoporosis.
(24445)
211  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to promote breast-feeding.
(24446)
212  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on treatment of hyperbaric disorders.
(24606)
213  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many English NHS patients were treated in Scotland in each of the last five years.
(24572)
214  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if school nurses are defined by his Department as autonomous practitioners.
(24593)
215  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has collated on the number of people who gave up smoking on the quit date set during their participating in smoking cessation services who have continued to abstain from tobacco in the following 12 months.
(24586)
216  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which categories of desired members of the Citizens Council will be targeted by outreach selection from the electoral register.
(24610)
217  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individual blood donors there were in each of the last five years.
(24444)
218  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the number of whole time equivalent nurses who will be performing non-clinical duties with (a) the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, (b) the Commission for Health Improvement and (c) the NHS Modernisation Agency.
(24598)
219  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if members of the Citizens Council will be paid travel and accommodation expenses to attend its meetings.
(24613)
220  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what have been the annual financial savings generated by the work of the NHS Efficiency Task Force since its inception.
(24443)
221  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance he has planned to encourage flexible training in general practice.
(24596)
222  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish an evalution of the NHS Executive North West's recruitment of foreign general practitioners.
(24601)
223  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the authorities invited to bid for the Phase III Pathology Modernisation Programme were selected.
(24447)
224  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the identity and sphere of competence of each czar working on behalf of (a) his Department and (b) the NHS.
(24600)
225  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates in each of the past 10 years the Chief Medical Officer published his annual report.
(24093)
226  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the projects on which his Department collaborates with Headline Communications, indicating how much money has been paid to Headline Communications in the past year.
(24577)
227  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the decision was taken to publish a shortened version of the Chief Medical Officer's annual report.
(24590)
228  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the proportion of patients who are undernourished in the NHS.
(24595)
229  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist TB nurses were employed (a) in the NHS and (b) in each health authority in London by the NHS in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001.
(24448)
230  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated annual cost to public funds will be of the new Citizens Council to advise NICE.
(24612)
231  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long people will remain in the pool of potential members of the Citizens Council; and if the requirements for membership of this pool differ from that for full members of the Council.
(24609)
232  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancer nurse specialists there were in each year since 1997, broken down by type of cancer.
(24597)
233  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new funding will be made available to health authorities to ensure the funding of all NICE-approved therapies.
(24588)
234  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if prisoners receive a mental health assessment upon arrival in prison.
(24594)
235  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if an independent body will be responsible for evaluating the meetings of the Citizens Council.
(24614)
236  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure school nurses are paid at F grade.
(24592)
237  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of preparing and producing the new Social Work and Social Care website.
(24441)
238  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason general practitioners who are on contracts do not receive a (a) full golden hello and (b) sum proportional to their contract or hours worked.
(24599)
239  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the projects on which his Department collaborates with Atlas PR, indicating how much money has been paid by his Department to Atlas PR in the past year.
(24616)
240  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is of (a) establishing and (b) maintaining the (i) Galaxy H, (ii) Welltown, (iii) Wired for Health, (iv) Mind Body Soul and (v) Lifebytes websites; and how many hits there were in the last year in each case.
(24617)
241  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what penalties will be imposed on primary care trusts who fail to implement 48-hour access targets by March 2003.
(24591)
242  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing and residential care homes in each health authority have closed in each year since 1997.
(24619)
243  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what IT investment will be required to allow general practitioners to offer patients hospital treatment at a time and place convenient to them.
(24604)
244  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS Efficiency Task Force last met.
(24574)
245  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which of the Nolan Principles will not be applied to the appointees to the Citizens Council.
(24608)
246  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio of public to private staff is for work carried out at the Redwood unit on behalf of the NHS.
(24587)
247  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which individual or organisation cancer networks are answerable; and what the accountability arrangements are for cancer networks.
(23820)
248  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the relationship will be between strategic health authorities and cancer networks; and if he will make a statement.
(23828)
249  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if health authorities and primary care trusts will have a statutory obligation to implement technology appraisal guidance issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence before January 2002.
(23826)
250  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department will ensure that health authorities and primary care trusts fulfil their statutory obligation after January 2002 to implement technology appraisal guidance issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
(23825)
251  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of specialist nurses for (a) lung cancer, (b) stomach cancer and (c) urological cancers.
(23819)
252  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if cancer networks will be given a budget to commission services; and if commissioning and providing functions will be separated.
(23827)
253  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new beds are to be purchased for the new Western General Hospital in Swindon; how many new beds have been purchased; where they are presently stored; how they will be transported to the new hospital; what their total cost was; how their dimensions compare with the dimensions of the doors and lifts through which they must pass; and if he will make a statement.
(24264)
254  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what domestic publications the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency will use to advertise those contracts relating to NHS professionals.
(24423)
255  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS trusts will be required to use NHS professionals to meet their temporary staffing needs.
(24422)
256  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether, in those areas covered by NHS professionals, NHS trusts will continue to be allowed to contract directly with private nursing agencies for the provision of services.
(24425)
257  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are being taken to inform private nursing agencies about the tendering processes attached to NHS professionals.
(24424)
258  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding NHS professionals will receive in financial years (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(24421)
259  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency will use the Official Journal of the European Community to advertise the regional contracts it is negotiating on behalf of NHS professionals.
(24420)
260  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the tendering process inviting private nursing agencies to agree their terms and conditions of supply to NHS professionals will be launched in the (a) Trent, (b) South East, (c) South West, (d) Eastern, (e) North West and (f) Northern and Yorkshire regions; and what nursing services will be covered.
(24426)
261  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he intends to review the NHS's use of framework agreements as part of the tendering process for NHS professionals.
(24419)
262  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) drug companies and (b) medical organisations on MMR-C; and what plans he has to introduce MMR-C into England and Wales.
(24276)
263  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to study the incidence of autism in (a) children immunised with MMR and (b) children who have not been given MMR jabs.
(24277)
264  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which countries in the EU allow children to be given single inoculations for measles, mumps and rubella.
(24263)
265  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate for each English health trust (a) the total expenditure by the trust on private medical insurance for trust employees and (b) the number of employees provided with private medical insurance in each of the years 1997-98 to 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.
(24038)
266  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on what his estimate is of the cost of bringing up a child in foster care is in the age groups (a) up to 4, (b) 5 to 7, (c) 8 to 13 and (d) 14 to 18 years.
(24567)
267  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the nationwide variation of expenses given to foster carers; and what plans he has to introduce a uniformed national level of payments.
(24562)
268  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the status of the Fostering Network's UK national standards for foster care in relation to the national minimum standards.
(24565)
269  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average mean waiting times were (a) to see an orthopaedic surgeon and (b) between seeing an orthopaedic surgeon and having an operation where that was necessary in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(24740)
270  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer the letter of 19th March sent to him by the honourable Member for Rochford and Southend East about his constitutent, Ms Lesley Talbot.
(24284)
271  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for legal assistance in criminal investigations were received from Russia in (a) 2000 and (b) to date; how many responses have been made to these requests to date; and if he will make a statement.
(24738)
272  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to reply to the Question of 5th December, ref. 21346, from the honourable Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.
(24753)
273  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24207)
274  
  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many representations he has received from members of the police force regarding the Home Office White Paper; and how many of these express concerns about the impact on retention and recruitment in the police force.
(24265)
275  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of whether the targets set in the 10 year anti-drugs strategy will be achieved by 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(24386)
276  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 4th December, Official Report, column 230W, on Detective Inspector John Redgrave, when the letter of 25th April was received by the solicitor in the Metropolitan Police's Directorate of Legal Services.
(24094)
277  
  
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners who were initially released from prison under the tagging system have committed further offences following their release from the tagging system.
(24501)
278  
  
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are on release under the tagging system; and what the equivalent figures have been in each year since the introduction of the system.
(24458)
279  
  
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners who have been released from prison under the tagging system have committed offences whilst tagged.
(24459)
280  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to pay special constables; and if such payment will be tax free.
(24568)
281  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the age groups (a) 0 to 7, (b) 8 to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years were murdered in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and in each age group how many were killed by (i) a family member, (ii) someone known to them and (iii) a stranger.
(24561)
282  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of days added to sentences on the basis of positive mandatory drug tests on prisoners was in each of the last five years for (a) cannabis, (b) opiates, (c) cocaine and (d) benzodiazepines.
(24282)
283  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to decide on the application of 29th September by Mr Abdul Majid of Westcliff-on-Sea, Home Office reference M 612263, seeking leave to remain in the United Kingdom.
(24285)
284  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications of the Jany v Staatsecretaris van Justitie case of the European Court of Justice Case C 268/99 published on 11th December, with particular reference to (a) the implication of access to the United Kingdom of prostitutes from Poland and Czech Republic and Slovakia and (b) the implications of right of establishment under Article 43 of the Treaty.
(24286)
285  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons on the Sex Offenders Register are registered at addresses in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire, and on the Isle of Wight.
(23943)
286  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons on the Sex Offenders Register, registered at addresses on the Isle of Wight, were (a) never convicted of a sex offence and (b) convicted of a sex offence (i) within the last two years, (ii) 3-5 years ago, (iii) 6-10 years ago, (iv) 11-20 years ago and (v) more than 20 years ago.
(23944)
287  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons on the Sex Offenders Register, registered at addresses on the Isle of Wight, were (a) never imprisoned as a result of a sex offence and (b) released from imprisonment for a sex offence (i) within the last two years, (ii) 3-5 years ago, (iii) 6-10 years ago, (iv) 11-20 years ago and (v) more than 20 years ago.
(23945)
288  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what offences have been committed in the last 10 years by those persons on the Sex Offenders Register who are registered at addresses on the Isle of Wight.
(23946)
289  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the costs for UK communication and internet service providers in storing data required under Part II of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(24509)
290  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will make a new appointment to the Police Complaints Authority.
(24502)
291  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the Immigration and Nationality Department to be able to accept e-mails from honourable Members.
(24503)
292  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what volume of data he expects internet service providers and communication service providers to retain under Part II of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(24504)
293  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure effective cross-border cooperation on data retention periods and disclosure under the Code of Practice on the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(24507)
294  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he next intends to meet representatives of the internet and communication service providers industry; and if this meeting will include smaller companies.
(24508)
295  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects discussion on the Code of Practice under Part II of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 to be completed.
(24506)
296  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if data stored outside the UK, by UK companies, will be covered by the Code of Practice on the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(24505)
297  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what arrangements are being made for the use of euro notes and coins in restaurants and souvenir shops in the House.
(24387)
298  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24199)
299  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has (a) received and (b) made to (i) the EU and (ii) the WTO regarding the provision of hearing aids to the deaf and hearing impaired in developing countries.
(24270)
300  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to include the states surrounding Afghanistan in the reconstruction plan for that country.
(24275)
301  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to prevent the export of heroin from Afghanistan to surrounding areas.
(24273)
302  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has made to the EU regarding development assistance to (a) the Kyrgyz Republic, (b) Tajikstan and (c) Uzbekistan.
(24272)
303  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to the British Council to open an office in the Kyrgyz Republic.
(24274)
304  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24202)
305  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the results of the use of the additional funding allocated in the 2001 Budget to tackle drug-related crime and drug abuse.
(24835)
306  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the Public Service Agreement target of increasing Catholic representation in the police service.
(24834)
307  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the Public Service Agreement target to increase overall confidence in the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.
(24833)
308  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the Public Service Agreement target for the narrowing of the gap in confidence in policing and policing arrangements between the two main communities in Northern Ireland.
(24838)
309  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the Public Service Agreement target to secure ongoing efficiency savings in core departmental administration costs for each year of the planning period.
(24829)
310  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress in 2001-02 with the Public Service Agreement target to reduce the number of major security incidents, breaches of public order, occasions of serious violence against the person and instances of major criminal damage.
(24832)
311  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the PSA target to reduce the rate of increase of overall crime.
(24831)
312  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress with the PSA target to limit the number of prison escapes.
(24830)
313  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24193)
314  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, what recent steps the House of Lords Appointments Commission has taken to encourage more applications from under-represented groups.
(24382)
315  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, whether further applications from previously unsuccessful applicants for a people's peerage will be invited; and if he will make a statement.
(24384)
316  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, when the House of Lords Appointments Commission will invite applications for the second round of appointments of people's peers.
(24381)
317  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, in respect of the allegations made by Lord Ahmed of telephone tapping, for what reason his spokesman departed from the normal policy of neither confirming nor denying; and if he will make a statement.
(24375)
318  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if it is his policy that in respect of members of the House of (a) Commons and (b) Lords, no authorisation will be given for the interception of communications; and if he will make a statement.
(24376)
319  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the review by Adair Turner of the workings of the NHS.
(24618)
320  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the terms of reference of the inquiry into the NHS headed by Adair Turner; and if he will publish the final report.
(24092)
321  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the purpose is of the proposal to create an elected President of Europe discussed at the European Union Summit; if the proposal is subject to unanimity; and what the policy of Her Majesty's Government is on the issue.
(24287)
322  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the allocation of the programmed expenditure of £0.3 million referred to on page 16 of her Department's 2001 Annual Report.
(24770)
323  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the reason for the extent of the change from (a) 1999-2000 to 2000-01 and (b) 2000-01 to 2001-02 to the costs of the Parliamentary Boundary Commission for Scotland.
(24764)
324  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000.
(24784)
325  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on progress with her Department's Action Plan to address (a) the relevant elements of the Modernising Government White Paper and (b) the more detailed proposals for Civil Service reform.
(24769)
326  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of the Department's budget in each of the last four years was not spent in the year for which it was allocated.
(24774)
327  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the change in costs resulting from her Department's IT strategy.
(24767)
328  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the reasons for the extent of the change in the costs of depreciation and capital charges from 1999-2000 to 2000-01.
(24765)
329  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the costs to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions by the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2001.
(24782)
330  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2000.
(24787)
331  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the administration costs to her Department in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(24772)
332  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the financial implications for her office of its participation in the Whole of Government Accounts Project.
(24773)
333  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the reasons for the extent of the change in the operating costs of the Department from 1999-2000 to 2000-01.
(24766)
334  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (British Wool Marketing Board) Order 2000.
(24791)
335  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has had with members of the Scottish Executive about the resource implications of the (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral concordats agreed with UK government departments.
(24776)
336  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, in what proportion of contractual agreements the Department has made payments in accordance with the agreed timetable.
(24779)
337  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects to reply to the Question of 5th December, ref. 21264, from the honourable Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.
(24752)
338  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, in what proportion of cases the Department has paid accounts within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice in 2001.
(24778)
339  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 2000.
(24792)
340  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000.
(24785)
341  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 2000.
(24790)
342  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000.
(24783)
343  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many requests have so far been received in 2001-02 for information in accordance with the Government's Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
(24780)
344  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the target to provide any readily available free published information within five working days of receipt of a request applies to anything other than the Department's Service Delivery Agreement.
(24781)
345  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on progress in 2001-02 towards the target of replying to correspondence within 15 days of receipt.
(24763)
346  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000.
(24788)
347  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the implementation of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000.
(24789)
348  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the efficiency savings declared by her Department in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(24771)
349  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on progress with the consolidation of financial and management information systems referred to on page 16 of the 2001 Departmental Report.
(24768)
350  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of the increased public expenditure in Scotland between now and 2003-04 is expected to be accounted for by staff costs.
(24775)
351  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the resource implications in 2001-02 of the Memorandum of Understanding and supplementary agreements.
(24777)
352  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No. 2) Order 2000.
(24786)
353  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24194)
354  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent representations have been made to Her Majesty's Treasury on the aggregates levy; and if she will make a statement.
(23829)
355  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate has been made of the amount yielded from the proposed Aggregates Levy in Scotland; and if she will make a statement.
(23953)
356  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on the circumstances in which major trials have been delayed recently owing to commitment of Counsel to other cases for which they have agreed to be instructed which are listed at the same time.
(24153)
357  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many export licence applications were received by her Department from companies based in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997; how many were (a) granted and (b) refused each year; and what the (i) average and (ii) maximum time taken to process applications was in each year.
(24841)
358  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 650W, on sub-post offices, if she will list (a) the initiatives that received payments from the sub-post office start-up capital scheme in 2001-02, with the funding received in each case and (b) those that applied but did not receive funding.
(24371)
359  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24206)
360  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 29th November, Official Report, column 1049W, on the aluminium industry, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the UK will be affected by the downturn in world aluminium markets.
(22992)
361  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what controls she places on the (a) manufacture and (b) export of instruments of torture; and if she will make a statement.
(24553)
362  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on Consignia's proposed job cuts.
(24621)
363  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the size of the Consignia workforce is.
(24451)
364  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) employees and (b) managers there are in each business unit of Consignia, broken down by (i) gender and (ii) ethnic origin.
(24452)
365  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what were the latest annual bonuses paid to managers of Consignia in each business unit of Consignia, broken down by (a) gender and (b) ethnic origin.
(24460)
366  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average rate of pay is for (a) the workforce, (b) managers and (c) non-managers of Consignia, broken down by business unit, and in each business unit by (i) gender and (ii) ethnic origin.
(24453)
367  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the population of (a) Wales and (b) the UK have access to broadband servers by means of (i) ADSL, (ii) cable, (iii) wireless and (iv) satellite.
(23949)
368  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to make it illegal for telephone sales and marketing organisations to withhold their telephone number when contacting members of the public; and if she will make a statement.
(24456)
369  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who is consulted in allocating SMART awards; who oversees their administration; and what measures are in place to ensure that SMART monies are spent appropriately.
(23818)
370  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which officials in her Department she has nominated as resort champions.
(24142)
371  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many regional development agencies have nominated a board member to be a resort champion for that region; and if she will list (a) the regional development agencies which have done so and (b) the board members nominated.
(24152)
372  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action her Department is taking to support the implementation of the English Tourism Council's 'Sea Changes' report.
(24146)
373  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidance her Department has issued to regional development agencies on supporting seaside and coastal towns.
(24151)
374  
  
Mr Denis Murphy (Wansbeck):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the total amount paid in operating aid to the UK coal industry under the current scheme; and if she will give details of how it is allocated.
(24450)
375  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement about the (a) status of and (b) future of the postal archive and the property of what was formerly the Postal Museum.
(24570)
376  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average final settlement figure in respect of chronic bronchitis and emphysema has been in (a) Nottinghamshire and (b) the United Kingdom via (i) the expedited route and (ii) the medical assessment process.
(23332)
377  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in assigning a job code to those working as instructors and training officers in relation to mineworkers' compensation claims for respiratory disease.
(24737)
378  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 11th December, Official Report, column 760W, on miners' pensions, if she will reassess the basis on which the Government's share of the surplus is determined; and if she will make a statement.
(24870)
379  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the United Kingdom companies which hold an interest in the Central Asia Pipeline Ltd. (CentGas) Consortium.
(24415)
380  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of computer hardware suppliers tying their customers to a particular software operating system, with particular reference to small businesses.
(24514)
381  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the (a) availability and (b) take-up of broadband services by (i) individuals and (ii) businesses in the constituency of Congleton.
(24741)
382  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she intends to introduce legislation on improving access to broadband telecommunications networks in rural and semi-rural areas; and if she will make a statement.
(24742)
383  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment the Government has made of (a) the benefits associated with the fitting of bull bars to vehicles in the UK and (b) the cost of removing bull bars from vehicles fitted with such bars in the UK.
(24291)
384  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many vehicles in the UK are fitted with daytime running lights; and what percentage this represents of the total vehicle fleet.
(24292)
385  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact that the introduction of mandatory day-time running lights on all vehicles will have on the number of road-related (a) accidents and (b) fatalities.
(24294)
386  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he had made of the impact on fuel consumption of the introduction of mandatory day time running lights on all vehicles.
(24295)
387  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have (a) died and (b) suffered injuries through accidents associated with vehicles fitted with bull bars in each year since 1995.
(24288)
388  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment the Government has made of the number of people using mobile phones whilst driving, since the publication of the White Paper, Tomorrow's Road--safer for everyone.
(24297)
389  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made towards the fitting of daytime running lights on all new vehicles.
(24293)
390  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many representations the Government has received on its consultation document on pedestrian safety; and if he will make a statement.
(24278)
391  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many vehicles in the UK are fitted with bull bars; and what percentage this represents of the entire vehicle fleet.
(24289)
392  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact the European Commission recommendations on safer car fronts will have on deaths and serious injuries associated with bull bars.
(24290)
393  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much funding has been awarded to projects affecting the Buckingham constituency from the (a) Rural Transport Partnership, (b) Parish Transport Grant scheme, (c) Rural Bus Challenge Fund, (d) Rural Transport Development Fund, (e) Rural Bus Subsidy Grant and (f) Urban Bus Challenge fund in each year since their inception; and what the nature of the project and level of funding was in each case.
(24844)
394  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which transport infrastructure projects given formal approval since 1997 will affect the Buckingham constituency; and if he will indicate the cost of each project.
(24843)
395  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Older People has discussed homelessness in the past 12 months.
(24189)
396  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research his Department has (a) commissioned in the last five years and (b) plans to commission into the causes of older homelessness.
(24188)
397  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of specialist hostel places available for single homeless women, broken down by region.
(24187)
398  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates his Department has made of the number of people made homeless as a result of administrative errors and failures by housing benefit units.
(24192)
399  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24198)
400  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what baseline figures his Department has for the number of (a) officially recorded and (b) unofficial estimates of older homeless people (i) sleeping rough, (ii) in hostel accommodation, (iii) in move-on accommodation, (iv) in bed and breakfast accommodation and (v) in special needs accommodation.
(24186)
401  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on an appraisal framework for ports in the United Kingdom.
(23387)
402  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) responsibilities and (b) powers he has with respect to the implementation of a congestion charging scheme in London; and if he will make a statement.
(24377)
403  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many attacks there have been on firemen in the course of their duties in each year since 1997 in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) the North East and (c) South Tyneside; and what plans he has to address this issue.
(24411)
404  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish rules of conduct for stock transfer ballots that include rules to govern the issue of lists of tenants who have yet to vote.
(24435)
405  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the legal status of offer documents sent to council tenants prior to a ballot on the transfer of housing to a registered social landlord is; and to what extent the offer made is legally binding on the new landlord.
(24434)
406  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many letters he has had from residents of the Battersea constituency about (a) Heathrow Terminal 5 and (b) nightflights.
(24409)
407  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement of his policy on light pollution and its control by the planning system.
(24457)
408  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Air Accident Investigation Board's report into the emergency landing at Newcastle Airport on 3rd February involving the Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will be published; and what the cause of the delay is.
(24085)
409  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which officials in his Department he has nominated as resort champions.
(24147)
410  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action his Department is taking to support the implementation of the English Tourism Council's 'Sea Changes' report.
(24145)
411  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reasons and with what aims his Department decided to establish the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to support the regeneration of former coalfields areas.
(24150)
412  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the relationship is between the SRA and Partnerships UK with respect to the proposed bid to take over Railtrack plc by a not for profit company.
(24871)
413  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many local authorities provide a disability vehicle sticker for people with temporary disabilities; and what plans he has to encourage more authorities to provide such a service.
(24739)
414  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many motorists bought a VED licence in the year starting July 2000 with a single payment.
(24414)
415  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations his Department has made to the Chancellor on rebates for vehicle excise duty under the Finance Act 2001.
(24283)
416  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who has responsibility for ensuring that the gap between platform edge and carriage running board at Lymington Town Station is safe.
(24873)
417  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who has responsibility for (a) setting and (b) enforcing the maximum capacity of railway carriages in order to protect public safety.
(24874)
418  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement about the change in Band D council tax in the last four years.
(24622)
419  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce legislation to vacate the seats of Members who have changed party affiliation.
(23947)
420  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the cost to public funds of the Children's Commissioner for Wales.
(24761)
421  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the costs to public funds of the implementation in Wales of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
(24760)
422  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the funding settlement for the Welsh Assembly for 2001 to 2004.
(24762)
423  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the costs to public funds of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding and supplementary agreements.
(24759)
424  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on progress in 2001-02 with the target for response to correspondence within 15 days of receipt.
(24758)
425  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on progress with his Department's target for making payments in accordance with the applicable timetable where a contract applies.
(24757)
426  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the reason for the projected change in the level of receipts from the EU from 2001-02 to 2002-03.
(24836)
427  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the reason for the change in the capital departmental expenditure limit from (a) 1999-2000 to 2000-01 and (b) 2000-01 to 2001-02.
(24734)
428  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the reason for the change in the cost of depreciation from 1999 to 2001 to 2001 to 2004.
(24733)
429  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the change in the operating costs of his Department from (a) 1999-2000 to 2000-2001 and (b) 2000-01 to 2001-02.
(24735)
430  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on progress with the target of paying accounts within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice.
(24756)
431  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on changes resulting from his Department's development of its financial and management information systems.
(24732)
432  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what cost savings have been identified by his Department's preparation of an annual business plan.
(24731)
433  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the reason for the change in the cost of capital charges from 1999 to 2001 to 2001 to 2004.
(24730)
434  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the financial implications of the participation by his Department in the whole of Government Accounts project.
(24729)
435  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24195)
436  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the Welsh Assembly on the effects on the future economy of Wales of traffic congestion at the Brynglas Tunnels.
(24393)
437  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received concerning constraints on delivery of energy efficiency services to rural areas.
(23951)
438  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department is taking to ensure delivery of energy efficiency services to rural areas.
(23948)
439  
N  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many homes in Wales are defined as fuel poor households; and how many of these include (i) pensioners and (ii) children.
(23950)
440  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to reply to the Question of 3rd December, ref. 21339, from the honourable Member for Buckingham on sickness absence.
(24727)
441  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Buckingham constituency have taken out stakeholder pensions.
(24866)
442  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what preparatory work his Department is undertaking in conjunction with other departments for the UN World Assembly for Older People in Madrid next March.
(23121)
443  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the report by the Pension Provisions Group entitled Pensions and the Labour Market.
(23772)
444  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the report by the Pension Provisions Group, entitled Pension Provision and Self-Employment.
(23773)
445  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will publish draft regulations to facilitate the equalisation of benefits for pensions schemes being wound up.
(23771)
446  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made of non-take-up of means-tested benefits by pensioners by (a) expenditure and (b) caseload in (i) the English regions, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland.
(24034)
447  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, 'Winning the Generation Game', (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set.
(24208)
448  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice is given to local jobcentres directing them to encourage young people seeking work to approach the Prince's Trust with a view to starting their own business.
(24372)
449  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to change invalid care allowance for carers aged over 65 years.
(24555)
450  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce freephone telephone numbers for the Benefits Agency.
(23824)
451  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes were observed in the numbers claiming (a) unemployment benefit and (b) income support in the areas affected by foot and mouth disease during the period of the outbreak.
(24391)
452  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners received the winter fuel allowance in 2000; and how many will receive it this winter in (a) the UK and (b) South Tyneside.
(24620)
453  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Battersea receive the minimum income guarantee; and what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners who are entitled to benefit from it.
(24408)
454  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the employment status of foster carers.
(24566)
455  
N  
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the work of her Department in Sierra Leone.
[Question Unstarred] (21895)
456  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the cost to date of the Savile Inquiry; and what he expects the final cost to be.
[Transferred] (24438)
457  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was allocated to the Buckinghamshire Health Authority in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (24851)
458  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the EU agreement on extradition warrants will take effect in each country of the EU.
[Transferred] (24872)
459  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the five year survival rates for (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) cervical, (d) colon, (e) stomach, (f) prostate and (g) bladder cancer are (i) nationally, (ii) in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area and (iii) in the South East Regional Office area.
[Transferred] (24852)
460  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people in the age groups (a) 0 to 7, (b) 8 to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years died as a result of fires in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (24560)
461  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people in the age groups (a) 0 to 7, (b) 8 to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years died as a result of road crashes in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (24559)
462  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the President of the Council, how many staff paid from the office costs allowance have full time contracts and claim (a) below £15,000, (b) between £15,000 and £20,000, (c) between £20,000 and £25,000, (d) between £25,000 and £30,000 and (e) above £30,000 a year at the latest date for which figures are available; if he will break down these figures to indicate whether the person holds (i) a secretarial personal assistant post and (ii) a research post; and how many people in each pay band are spouses or of the Member's immediate family.
[Transferred] (24379)
463  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the number of employee jobs by industry in the Buckingham constituency in the most recent year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (24842)
464  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average earnings of full time employees were in the Buckingham constituency in the most recent years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (24869)
465  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for (a) dangerous driving, (b) failing to have proper control of the vehicle and (c) careless and inconsiderate driving have been brought because of the use of mobile phones in each year since 1995.
[Transferred] (24296)
466  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, purusant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 158W, on the New Deal, if he will give a breakdown by year for the number of clients entering Government departments from the New Deals for Young People and the long term unemployed in each year since the inception of the New Deal; what estimate he has made of the number of such clients who obtained sustained employment in Government departments; and what steps his Department has taken to evaluate the outcome of New Deal placements with Government departments.
[Transferred] (24726)
467  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consider awarding milk tokens to asylum seeker mothers who are HIV positive.
[Transferred] (24556)
468  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will entitle all asylum seekers with children aged under five years to receive milk tokens.
[Transferred] (24557)
469  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) parents and (b) children have had contact with Sure Start in Battersea since its inception.
[Transferred] (24410)


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