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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 8 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 8 January, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on  Tuesday 8 January, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Wednesday 9 January see Part 2 of this Paper.

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.
 


 
1  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many NDPBs there were in the United Kingdom in 2001; and how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid quango appointees there were.
(25118)
2  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Minister has responsibility for the Civil Service Management Code.
(25011)
3  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many community and amateur sports clubs will benefit from the revised Charity Commission guidelines on charitable status.
(25001)
4  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to celebrate the Golden anniversary of the Queen's accession on 6th February 2002.
(24963)
5  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what had been the cost on 31st December 2001 of Operation Enduring Freedom; and how much of the total cost has been met from pre-set departmental budgets.
(24427)
6  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will announce that service in Category C of the Territorial Army is reckonable service for the efficiency decoration and the efficiency medal as recommended by the Joint Service Review of Honours and Awards.
(25130)
7  
  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the nature, timescale and cost of repairing the defect which was discovered on HMS Sceptre, HMS Sovereign and HMS Superb.
(24913)
8  
  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the incident involving HMS Triumph which took place on 19th November 2000 and on the nature, timescale and cost of repair work required.
(24914)
9  
  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what means of inspection and deduction were used to determine the safety case for HMS Sovereign, HMS Superb, HMS Sceptre, HMS Spartan, HMS Splendid, HMS Trafalgar, HMS Turbulent, HMS Tireless, HMS Torbay, HMS Trenchant, HMS Talent and HMS Triumph.
(24912)
10  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the bidding companies for the Warship Support Modernisation Project have been allowed to amend their bids since the closing date following subsequent discussions with Warship Support Agency officials.
A (25864)
11  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the trade unions' alternative proposals for the Warship Support Modernisation Project demonstrate value for money; if value for money will be the sole criterion for the final decision; and if he will make a statement.
A (25868)
12  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements have been put in place to secure the continuing service rights of naval personnel who will be working for a profit-making private company on the Warship Modernisation Project; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
A (25866)
13  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contractual safeguards are in place in the event of a company winning a Ministry of Defence contract going bankrupt; and if he will make a statement.
A (25869)
14  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the circumstances in which naval personnel can be used by a private company to provide a profit-making service to the Royal Navy.
A (25865)
15  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the NAO's report into the organisation of the Warship Support Modernisation Project to be published; if he will list the representations made to his Department on this matter; and if he will make a statement.
A (25867)
16  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions have taken place between the Warship Support Agency and the bidding companies since the closing date for the bids for the Warship Support Modernisation Project; and if he will make a statement.
A (25863)
17  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what United Kingdom forces are deployed abroad, giving in each case (a) location, (b) nature of operation, (c) the end date for the deployment and (d) a statement of government policy on the deployment.
(24989)
18  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to change the status of the territorial reserve to that of a UK national guard.
A (25858)
19  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to support garrison radio stations.
(24991)
20  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to establish an office of a national security adviser.
A (25857)
21  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the percentage serviceability is of the the joint Harrier force based at RAF Cottesmore.
(24990)
22  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures his Department is taking to prevent the spread of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever to special forces personnel operating in Afghanistan.
(24998)
23  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost has been to the UK of (a) the military and (b) the humanitarian campaign in Afghanistan.
(25203)
24  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much outstanding offset there was for (a) the USA, (b) Germany and (c) France in each of the last 10 years.
(25116)
25  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by his Department on equipment purchased in (a) the UK, (b) the USA and (c) the rest of the world in each of the last 10 years.
(25117)
26  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost was of inter-site travel by personnel of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(25131)
27  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been paid by his Department to (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers and UBS Warburg, (b) Simmonds & Simmonds, (c) Arthur Anderson and (d) Willis in connection with the proposed flotation of Qinetiq in each of the last two years.
(24521)
28  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on advice on the flotation of Qinetiq in each of the last two years.
(24519)
29  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Qinetiq has spent on advice with respect to its flotation in each of the last two years.
(24520)
30  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will state the strength and the establishment of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.
(24916)
31  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many extra deployable troops will result from his reorganisation of (a) 52 (Lowland) Brigade and (b) Headquarters 2 (South East) Brigade.
(25100)
32  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent in the last four complete financial years with agencies supplying (a) IT, (b) accounting and (c) finance personnel on a contractual basis; and how many (i) such contracts and (ii) man years this represents.
(25014)
33  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce British forces in (a) Germany and (b) Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(25038)
34  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops are serving overseas and in which countries; and what proportion of United Kingdom military forces are (a) overseas and (b) in the United Kingdom.
(24986)
35  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed in Government defence logistics work in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Telford.
(25108)
36  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools there were in rural areas, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local education authority in each year since 1990.
(24897)
37  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers received backdated threshold pay after 1st April 2001.
A (25845)
38  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 20th November 2001, Official Report, column 259W, on what evidence she based her Answer on the numbers of teachers having to pay higher rates of tax; and how this is reconciled with her Answer of 30th November 2001, Official Report, column 1213W, on threshold allowance awards.
A (25861)
39  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the number of teachers who paid higher rates of tax as a result of their backdated pay being paid after 1st April 2001.
A (25846)
40  
  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers received backdated threshold pay before 1st April 2001, broken down by local authority.
A (25844)
41  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what budget has been allocated via the teaching pay initiative to (a) sixth form colleges and (b) general further education colleges for the financial years (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03 and (iii) 2003-04; what criteria were used in allocating this budget; and if she will make it her policy to consolidate these budgets for future financial years.
(23830)
42  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many homework clubs have been set up in schools in England.
(24886)
43  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has given to local education authorities about the funding of children educated at home; and if she will make a statement.
(24888)
44  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the full report of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority into the claims of Mr Jeffrey Robinson about exam standards.
(24887)
45  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers were paid the returners' bonus by 31st October.
(24889)
46  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the extent of the use of the provision in the Education Bill concerning the establishment of new schools.
(24516)
47  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools there were at 31st December in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(24518)
48  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and secondary teachers, and (b) school support staff there were per 1,000 of population in (i) Staffordshire (ii) other shire authorities in each year since 1995.
(24933)
49  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions she has had on improving pay and conditions for further education lecturers.
(24934)
50  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the average (a) class size and (b) pupil teacher ratio in secondary schools in Hertfordshire in each year since 1983.
(25243)
51  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps have been taken by medical schools over the past five years to improve accessibility of courses to people with disabilities.
(24659)
52  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she has taken to ensure honourable Members are kept informed of developments relating to the individual learning accounts programme; and if she will place relevant papers in the Library.
(25375)
53  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students entered (a) higher education and (b) further education in each of the last 20 years.
(25126)
54  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the price of (a) primary and (b) secondary school lunches by local authority in descending order.
(24971)
55  
  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what powers she has to prevent local education authorities from breaching the Greenwich judgement.
(24911)
56  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to (a) review and (b) assess her Department's arrangements with (i) its own and (ii) other laboratories; and if she will make a statement.
(24907)
57  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) BSE cases and (b) slaughtered animals under the over-30-months scheme there were, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority in each year since 1990.
(24902)
58  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) pubs and (b) post offices there were in rural areas, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority in each year since 1990.
(24896)
59  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of classical swine fever there were in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority.
(24901)
60  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the responsibility of LGC and Cellmark Diagnostics Ltd was in relation to errors in tests of sheep and cow brains; and if she will make a statement.
(24908)
61  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) farm workers, (b) ancillary workers and (c) other employees, by category, there were in rural areas by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority for each year since 1990.
(24899)
62  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what amount of rural-based grants from (a) the EU and (b) other sources was paid in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) consitituency and (ii) local authority.
(24906)
63  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many foot-and-mouth cases there were, broken down by (a) farm and (b) animals slaughtered, by category, in each (i) constituency and (ii) local authority in 2001.
(24900)
64  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what amount of rural-based grants was made by the Government broken down by (a) constituency and (b) local authority in each year since 1990.
(24905)
65  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 17th December, Ref 20948, what savings have been made since the establishment of the Rural Payments Agency.
(24974)
66  
  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to regulate the use of marker chemicals when pre-mixed with crop protection chemicals for use in amenity situations; how many prosecutions there have been from such use in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement.
(25008)
67  
  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to strengthen the role of the HSE in the enforcement of laws relating to illegal import of crop protection products for use in agriculture and horticulture.
(25032)
68  
  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she will take to monitor the enforcement of regulations relating to the application of agricultural crop protection products for non-approved amenity uses.
(25033)
69  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will produce a strategy for reducing the release of dioxins to the levels recommended by the Committee on Toxicity for the tolerable daily intake for dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls, with particular reference to releases from (a) Environment Agency regulated activities, (b) local authority-regulated activities and (c) activities that are not regulated; and if she will make a statement.
(25197)
70  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Fisheries Council held in Brussels on 17th and 18th December; what the Government's position was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(25103)
71  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 19th and 20th December; what the Government's position was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(25104)
72  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which agencies are responsible for handling flooding in areas where there is no river.
(25247)
73  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many flood warning notices were sent by the Environment Agency by (a) county and (b) constituency in England and Wales in 2001.
(25002)
74  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on (a) matters discussed and (b) points agreed and disagreed in her meeting on 17th December with her Norwegian counterpart.
(25165)
75  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations she has had with the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions in respect of the implications of the Planning Reform White Paper for her Department's White Paper on radioactive waste management.
(25166)
76  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place a copy of the revised business case for the Rural Payments Agency in the Library.
(24982)
77  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's discussions with EU institutions in the last six months regarding the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
(24962)
78  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the number of seizures of illegally imported meat and meat products during the past 12 months; and if she will list the points of entry at which the seizures were made.
(25189)
79  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to encourage biofuel production; what total oilseed production output was in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(25195)
80  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department is taking to promote consumer awareness of farmers' markets in town and city centres.
(25188)
81  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the worldwide slump in skim milk powder consumption on the UK milk producing industry; and if she will make a statement on recent trends in milk prices.
(25253)
82  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Institute of Animal Health's polymerase chain reaction test for the foot and mouth disease virus in livestock; and if she will make a statement.
(25196)
83  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on the publication of the location of burial pits containing the carcasses of livestock slaughtered as a result of foot and mouth disease control measures.
(25193)
84  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on how an under-declaration of engine power will affect the United Kingdom position in respect of the list of vessels required under the EU Regulation for the recovery of cod and hake stocks; and if the UK would be penalised in a future fleet reduction programme in the event of the list being submitted to the Commission having included vessels with actual engine power found to be larger than that declared on the Fishing Vessel Register.
(25191)
85  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date she expects the resumption of exports of British beef to France following the European Court of Justice ruling; what recent discussions she has had with her French counterpart about the arrangements for the lifting the French ban on British beef; and what steps she is taking to claim compensation on behalf of British beef producers for the loss of export income during the period of the ban.
(25192)
86  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department is taking to promote the viability of (a) the hardwood and (b) the softwood timber growing industries; what recent discussions she has had with the Timber Growers Association; and if she will make a statement.
(25187)
87  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on what basis kilowatt days will be established for individual fishing vessels, pursuant to the European Commission's proposal for a Council regulation establishing measures for the recovery of cod and hake stocks; and if (a) the declared engine power according to the Fishing Vessel Register and (b) the actual engine power will be used.
(25190)
88  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list by county (a) the number and (b) the location of individual burial pits containing the carcasses of livestock slaughtered as a result of foot and mouth disease control measures.
(25194)
89  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the average length of time that currently unemployed men aged (a) 50 to 54, (b) 55 to 59 and (c) 60 to 64 years have remained unemployed.
(25170)
90  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies supervised by his Department have been employed on temporary contracts of (i) 51 weeks or (ii) less than 51 weeks' duration in this year and each of the past five years, in each case specifying what percentage of the respective total workforce these employees constitute.
(25167)
91  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 50 to 54, (ii) 55 to 59, (iii) 60 to 64 and (iv) 65 to 69 years were (a) in full-time work, (b) in part-time work, (c) unemployed, (d) long term sick and disabled and (e) retired in each of the last 10 years.
(25175)
92  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of single lone mothers are in (a) part-time work, (b) full-time work and (c) all paid work.
(25169)
93  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax revenues raised in each of the last five years from the illegal sale of cigarettes to children.
(25168)
94  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cot deaths there were in each of the last five years.
(24646)
95  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many men were diagnosed with testicular cancer in each year since 1997.
(24642)
96  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women were (a) diagnosed with and (b) died due to breast cancer in each year since 1997.
(24648)
97  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has given to the Inland Revenue in respect of their compliance work on tax credits.
(25101)
98  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many penalties have been imposed on claimants for (a) working families tax credit and (b) disabled persons tax credit in each year since the credits commenced; how many of these penalties were imposed as a result of fraud; and what the total value of the penalties was.
(25027)
99  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give a breakdown of the type of sentences imposed on persons convicted of working families tax credit and disabled persons tax credit fraud.
(25023)
100  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December (Ref 23308), how many instances of potentially fraudulent or improper claims to tax credits have been communicated to the Inland Revenue via (a) the Benefits Anti Fraud Hotline and (b) the Childcare Tax Credit Hotline; and in each case how many of these reports have resulted in (i) the recovery of over payments, (ii) the imposition of penalties and (iii) prosecutions.
(25220)
101  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions of working families tax credit and disabled persons tax credit fraud have led to (a) summary trial and (b) trial on indictment in each year since the WFTC and DPTC commenced.
(25021)
102  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for Working Families Tax Credit and Disabled Persons Tax Credit have been (a) investigated, (b) dealt with by way of penalty or caution, (c) made the subject of a prosecution and (d) made the subject of a prosecution or conviction in each year since the WFTC and DPTC commenced.
(25102)
103  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of those (a) dealt with by way of penalty and (b) prosecuted as result of Inland Revenue investigation into working families tax credit and disabled persons tax credit fraud had previously been (i) dealt with by way of a penalty or caution and (ii) prosecuted as a result of benefit fraud.
(25024)
104  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December (Ref 23310), in how many cases information has been passed by Inland Revenue staff to the National Minimum Wage Unit on non-compliant employers; and what the outcome of such investigations has been.
(25185)
105  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the Tax Law Reform Committee paper, Employed or Self Employed; and if he will make a statement.
(24937)
106  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of paragraphs 5.1 and 5.4 of the Carter Review of Payroll Services; what plans he has to align the treatment of benefits in kind for the purposes of national insurance and income tax; and if he will make a statement.
(24936)
107  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what he bases his assessment that the changes to capital gains tax announced in the Pre-Budget Report will not create new loopholes for the treatment of income as capital gain.
(25200)
108  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he has taken to ensure that changes to capital gains tax, announced in the Pre-Budget Report, will not permit treatment of income as capital gain.
(25219)
109  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many community amateur sports clubs have (a) a turnover of less than £15,000 and (b) a rental income less than £10,000.
(25020)
110  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Performance and Innovation Unit regarding support for community amateur sports clubs.
(25000)
111  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 689W, on amateur sports clubs, whether he will include relief from the climate change levy in his proposals for tax relief for community amateur sports clubs.
(25129)
112  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 689W, on amateur sports clubs, what plans he has to provide funds to enable the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, to provide mandatory relief for community amateur sports clubs at the same level enjoyed by charities.
(25128)
113  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many excess winter deaths there were in each of the last 15 years.
(25125)
114  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to encourage public donations to charitable organisations.
(25015)
115  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received regarding the levying of VAT on managers' salaries in retirement accommodation where the service provider is not the freeholder; and if he will make a statement.
(24915)
116  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many drivers employed by hauliers were (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted for smuggling (i) cigarettes, (ii) tobacco and (iii) alcohol in (A) 1999, (B) 2000 and (C) 2001.
(24929)
117  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid by hauliers to HM Customs and Excise for the release of their lorries in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, and (c) 2001.
(24890)
118  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many lorries were confiscated by customs officers for smuggling (a) cigarettes, (b) tobacco and (c) alcohol in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.
(24928)
119  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will delay introduction of the Aggregates Levy in Scotland.
(25025)
120  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Gibraltar.
(24917)
121  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the ESDP's readiness to take on (a) a peacekeeping role, and (b) a humanitarian aid relief role.
(24939)
122  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the Government is taking to ensure that prisoners taken during the fighting in Afghanistan are protected from torture or death once they have surrendered.
(24938)
123  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Spanish counterpart over President Mugabe's recent medical treatment in that country.
(24927)
124  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Abuja Agreement following recent events in Zimbabawe.
(24940)
125  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Libyan involvement in Zimbabwe.
(24926)
126  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the suspected activities at the Salman Pak training camp in Iraq.
(24941)
127  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received on the meetings between President Mugabe and the Spanish Government during the President's recent trip to Spain.
(24925)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people he expects to employ in (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies for which he is responsible on temporary contracts of (i) 51 weeks and (ii) less than 51 weeks duration in the next four years in each case specifying the number of employees who had previously been employed in a similar position on the same conract.
(25173)
129  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies for which his Department is responsible who have been employed on temporary contracts of (i) 51 weeks and (ii) less than 51 weeks duration have been reemployed in the same or similar positions at a later date in each year since 1997.
(25172)
130  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he expects to be made before the expiry of the MINURSO mandate by the UN on a referendum on the future of the Western Sahara.
(25234)
131  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about Britain's relationship with Ukraine with reference to the enlargement of the EU.
(25376)
132  
  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria will be used in determining the date for resuming the EU-Sudan dialogue; if he will outline the criteria by which future progress will be measured; and if he will make a statement.
(25374)
133  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have been murdered abroad in each year since 1995; in which countries; and in how many cases the perpetrator has been brought to justice.
A (25882)
134  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what protocols are in place to help relations of British citizens killed abroad; and if he will make a statement.
A (25881)
135  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether honourable Members and peers have their office and home telephone conversations (a) recorded and (b) listened to on the instruction of the Foreign Office.
(25007)
136  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will estimate the cost to the EU of EU structures that there have been created to support the ESDP in (a) the current financial year and (b) each of the next two years.
(24988)
137  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) military and (b) civilian staff will be (i) employed by and (ii) seconded by member states to the EU military staff in Brussels; and how much this will cost per annum.
(24987)
138  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on recent developments in the sovereignty of Gibraltar.
(23005)
139  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent briefings have taken place with the Financial Times over the future of Gibraltar.
(24978)
140  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have taken place about using the model for Andorra as a model for joint sovereignty of Gibraltar.
(24977)
141  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in Sierra Leone and the progress of the British military mission.
(24972)
142  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation on the borders of Macedonia and the progress of British forces there.
(24973)
143  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to provide extra funding for new treatments approved by NICE mid-way though the financial year and to ensure that the funding of other treatments and services awaiting approval is not adversally affected.
A (25874)
144  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to ensure that the provision of unapproved services is not affected by funding the cost of approved treatments.
A (25875)
145  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by the National Institute for Clinical Excellent to ensure that patients whose treatment has not been (a) examined and (b) approved by NICE will not assume a lower priority than patients on approved treatments.
A (25876)
146  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to establish a body to compare the value of (a) extra district nurses and (b) counsellors with the cost-effectiveness of drugs and treatments.
A (25873)
147  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients treated for cancer-related illnesses within the last 12 months were prescribed courses of treatment (a) approved and (b) awaiting approval by NICE.
A (25877)
148  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hospitals and (b) other health care services, by category, there were in rural areas, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii)local authority for each year since 1990.
(24898)
149  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people under the age of 16 years in England were waiting for an appointment to see an orthodontist (a) at the latest available date and (b) in March 1997.
(24710)
150  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce standardised, mandatory training for (a) doctors and (b) surgeons in the use of re-usable surgical instruments.
(24634)
151  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women suffer from Hodgkin's disease in England.
(24694)
152  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what systems and services are in place to help parents of cot death babies.
(24657)
153  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce a uniform, standardised test for apolypoproteius.
(24649)
154  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the appointments to be made of the chairs and other members of the boards of the strategic health authorities in England.
(24637)
155  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the average time it took, for the latest year for which figures are available, for the London ambulance service to respond to calls; and what the equivalent figures were for the previous three years.
(24629)
156  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) residential and (b) nursing home care (i) were self-funders, (ii) paid a proportion of the cost toward their care and (iii) had all their costs paid for by the state in each of the last five years.
(24640)
157  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds in NHS hospitals in Greater London were occupied by delayed discharge patients at the latest available date.
(24632)
158  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who have been appointed to a position within the NHS by the NHS Appointments Commission have declared a party political interest.
(24636)
159  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many respiratory specialists are practising in England.
(24706)
160  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates his Department has made of the number of people in England who will be (a) HIV positive and (b) suffering from Aids in (i) 2008, (ii) 2012 and (iii) 2018.
(24702)
161  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the possible use of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of post-menopausal women suffering from breast cancer; and if he will make a statement.
(24720)
162  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paediatric pathologists practise in England; and how many practised in 1997.
(24655)
163  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for the last two months for which figures are available the number of people in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area waiting (a) for hospital treatment and (b) more than 12 months for hospital treatment.
(24711)
164  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area were waiting more than 13 weeks to see a consultant in each of the last two quarters for which figures are available.
(24647)
165  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the projected figure for the number of consultant surgeons due to finish training by 2009-10.
(24716)
166  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England need treatment involving a dialysis machine; and what is the ratio of patients to machines.
(24651)
167  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential and nursing home beds are available in each social service area in England; and how many were available in 1997.
(24626)
168  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the value of the fee paid to community pharmacists in December 1997.
(24722)
169  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hoax calls were made to the London Ambulance Service during the last year.
(24698)
170  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received from members of community health councils supporting their abolition.
(24625)
171  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England and Wales failed to get all or part of their prescriptions dispensed between 1st December 2000 and 1st December 2001.
(24714)
172  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the number of men who suffer from breast cancer in England.
(24701)
173  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women in England suffer from Alzheimer's disease.
(24693)
174  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women in England suffer from Aids; and how many suffered from Aids in in each year since 1997.
(24704)
175  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in England suffer from osteoperia.
(24696)
176  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the average time taken to answer NHS Direct's telephones (a) at weekends, (b) between 6 pm and 11 pm, (c) between 11 pm and 6 am and (d) during daytime office hours in the last 12 months.
(24700)
177  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England suffer from age-related macular degeneration.
(24692)
178  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appointments to positions and bodies within the NHS the NHS Appointments Commission has made since its inception.
(24638)
179  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many orthodontists there were in England (a) at the latest available date and (b) in March 1997, broken down by each health authority area.
(24712)
180  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls to the London Ambulance Service during the last year were screened, with a subsequent determination that the sending of an ambulance was not necessary.
(24709)
181  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many call outs were made to the London Ambulance Service in the latest year for which figures are available.
(24630)
182  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average waiting time to see a GP in Greater London; and what the equivalent figure was in 1997.
(24645)
183  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the value of the fee paid to community pharmacists; and what was the value in December (a) 1998, (b)1999 and (c) 2000.
(24707)
184  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs are practising in Greater London; and what the figure was in 1997.
(24628)
185  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for each month since June how many people in Greater London were waiting up to (a) six months, (b) 12, (c) 15 months and (d) 18 months for hospital treatment.
(24643)
186  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women in England are HIV positive; and how many were HIV positive in (i) 2000, (ii) 1999, (iii) 1998 and (iv) 1997.
(24703)
187  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates his Department has made of the number of people who have had to sell their homes to pay for long term care in each of the last five years.
(24641)
188  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dialysis machines are operational in England.
(24650)
189  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of epilepsy patients are photosensitive.
(24697)
190  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the average response time of the London Ambulance Service over the last year.
(24689)
191  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services are available for families affected by sudden infant death syndrome.
(24653)
192  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average waiting time to see a GP at present; and what the equivalent figure was in 1997.
(24644)
193  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls were made to the Child Death Helpline in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(24656)
194  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of calls made to the London Ambulance Service over the last year that were acted upon were deemed inappropriate calls.
(24688)
195  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish for the last two quarters for which figures are available the number of people in Greater London waiting more than 13 weeks to see a consultant.
(24652)
196  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received urging the Government not to abolish community health councils.
(24723)
197  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultant surgeons he estimates will be practising in the NHS by June 2002.
(24719)
198  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time is that an individual stays in (a) a residential care and (b) a nursing home in England.
(24639)
199  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women in England suffer from osteoporosis.
(24695)
200  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding for health care per patient there is in the parliamentary constituencies of (a) Sedgefield, (b) West Chelmsford, (c) South West Surrey and (d) North West Hampshire.
(24631)
201  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls NHS Direct received in each of the last six months.
(24699)
202  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who have been appointed to a position within the NHS by the NHS Appointments Commission have declared a political interest, broken down by political parties; and what proportion of the total number of appointees this represents for each political party.
(24635)
203  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the possibility of using genetic engineering to restore vision to those suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
(24691)
204  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the ratio of respiratory specialists in England to people suffering from a chronic respiratory disease.
(24705)
205  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paediatric patients who received hospital treatment in each health authority area between 1st September 2000 and 1st September 2001 waited (a) under four weeks, (b) under three months, (c) under six months, (d) under eight months, (e) under 12 months, (f) under 18 months and (g) over 18 months for admission to hospital.
(24627)
206  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the estimated number of consultant surgeons needed in the NHS in England by 2009-10.
(24715)
207  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls the London Ambulance Service received during the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.
(24690)
208  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each month since June the number of people in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area waiting up to (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 15 and (d) 18 months for hospital treatment.
(24633)
209  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the estimated number of consultant surgeons needed in the NHS in England by June 2002.
(24718)
210  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the latest percentage reduction of fees for community pharmacists for dispensing NHS prescriptions.
(24708)
211  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much community pharmacy contractors are receiving in dispensing fees; and what the equivalent figure was in May 1997.
(24721)
212  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received concerning the Diabetes National Service Framework; and if he will make a statement.
(24713)
213  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the ratio of doctors to people in England.
(24717)
214  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that all post-mortems on cot death babies are conducted by a paediatric pathologist.
(24654)
215  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time and whole-time equivalent nursing posts (a) are vacant and (b) have been vacant for over three months in each region in the UK.
A (25880)
216  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many racist attacks have taken place in English (a) NHS hospitals and (b) other medical facilities, broken down by health authority in each of the last three years.
(25231)
217  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evaluation he has made of the costs of the proposed PFI for the Whittington Hospital compared to direct government funding; and if he will publish the information on which this analysis is made.
(25235)
218  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his decision to reduce the dispensing fees paid to community pharmacists.
(25127)
219  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of tuberculosis have been reported in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(24946)
220  
  
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate how many hospital bed days could be saved annually if cancer (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients, who are transfused with blood, were given alternative treatments that would not require hospitalisation.
(25029)
221  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many episodes of in-patient care were puchased by the NHS in the independent mental health sector in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1999-2000, (c) 2000-01 and (d) this financial year to date.
(24523)
222  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the proportion of people who will develop (a) a disabling anxiety disorder, (b) a phobia and (c) an obsessive compulsive disorder during their lives.
(24528)
223  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people who suffer clinical depression (i) at any one time, (ii) during the course of the most recent year for which figures are available and (iii) during their lifetimes.
(24529)
224  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of those suffering (a) a disabling anxiety disorder, (b) clinical depression, (c) manic depression and (d) schizophrenia were (i) men and (ii) women, in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(24534)
225  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) men and (b) women aged over 65 years have clinical depression.
(24540)
226  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there were in (a) 1997 and (b) in the most recent year for which figures are available in respect of eating disorders.
(24533)
227  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital admissions there were in the most recent year for which figures are available in respect of (a) a disabling anxiety disorder, (b) clinical depression, (c) manic depression and (d) schizophrenia.
(24539)
228  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of (a) psychosis, (b) psychiatric illness and (c) neurotic disorders among adults living in private households.
(24524)
229  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which recommendations in the Tilt Report, have been implemented.
(24527)
230  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people who suffer manic depression (i) at any one time, (ii) during the course of the most recent year for which figures are available and (iii) during their lifetimes.
(24530)
231  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what number and proportion of the (a) general and (b) adult population presented with mental health problems to the NHS in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(24525)
232  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people who suffer schizophrenia (i) at any one time, (ii) during the course of the most recent year for which figures are available and (iii) during their lifetimes.
(24531)
233  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) men and (b) women aged over 65 years with clincal depression live (i) alone, (ii) alone in private households and (iii) in residential care.
(24536)
234  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK have dementia; and how many of them are (a) over and (b) under 65 years.
(24537)
235  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the proposed Children's National Service Framework with regard to mental health services for children and young persons.
(24522)
236  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met the Secretary of State for Education in order to discuss the training for state schools in the skills and knowledge to ensure children have access to early assessment and support in relation to mental health.
(24687)
237  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of (a) the general population and (b) the adult population with severe and enduring mental health problems.
(24526)
238  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the number and proportion of (a) men and (b) women who suffer eating disorders; and how many have suffered from such disorders during their lifetimes.
(24532)
239  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, of those discharged from hospital in the most recent year for which figures are available after treatment for alcohol and drug related problems, what proportions of (a) men and (b) women were diagnosed as suffering from (i) disabling anxiety disorder, (ii) clinical depression, (iii) manic depression and (iv) schizophrenia.
(24535)
240  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) number and (b) proportion of people who are homeless have a diagnosis of psychosis.
(24538)
241  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are receiving the combination treatment, ribovarin plus alpha-interferon, for hepatitis C in the United Kingdom.
(24885)
242  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual (a) percentage and (b) cash increases in the funding for the Wigan and Bolton Health Authority have been since the general election in 1997; and what monies have been received by the Royal Bolton Hospital in addition to their health authority allocations during the same period.
(24884)
243  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions have taken place with concerned parties regarding funding of stroke clinics in the UK.
(24894)
244  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in implementing the public private partnership in the NHS in 2001.
(25161)
245  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to ensure that stroke patients, regardless of age, have access to specialist stroke teams and are able to participate in a multidisciplinary programme of rehabilitation.
(24361)
246  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he will ensure that younger people who suffer strokes receive the support they need to promote independence; and if he will make a statement.
(24360)
247  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to ensure that the standard for stroke care, published in the National Service Framework for Older People, will apply to stroke patients of all ages.
(24359)
248  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of orthopaedic consultants working within the NHS.
A (25849)
249  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting time is for a first appointment to see an orthopaedic consultant at (a) St George's Hospital, (b) Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, (c) Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and (d) Epsom and St Hellier's Hospital NHS trusts.
A (25850)
250  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many orthopaedic consultants were working in NHS hospitals in Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
A (25848)
251  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government has taken to tackle racism in the NHS.
(24325)
252  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) CT and (b) MRI scanners are in working use per head of population in each health authority area in England and Wales.
(24664)
253  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prospective surgeons are undergoing training in the United Kingdom.
(24349)
254  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs he estimates will be 60 or above in each of the next five years.
(24429)
255  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses recruited into the NHS in each of the last three years have come from overseas.
(24658)
256  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have called the smoking helpline since it was set up.
(24302)
257  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many locums are working in NHS facilities in England and Wales.
(24666)
258  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 6th December 2001, Official Report, column 487W, on patients consultations, what recent research his Department has carried out on the average length of patient consultation times with (a) GPs and (b) hospital consultants; and what the findings were.
(24430)
259  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many head injury specialists have been recruited to the NHS in each year since 1997.
(24352)
260  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who drafted the guidance under the Care Standards Act 2000 dealing with accommodation for residents of residential care homes.
(24314)
261  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what calculation he has made of the cost to West Sussex Health Authority's budget of his forecast for medical inflation in 2002-03.
(24882)
262  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district and community nurses there are per head of population in each of the health authority areas in England and Wales.
(24345)
263  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what screening took place of members of the Working Party of the Medical Research Council on links between MMR vaccine and autism to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
(24315)
264  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of stroke patients were treated in special stroke units in each of the last five years; and what were the survival rates in each case.
(24681)
265  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals do not screen as routine the nutritional status of patients being admitted to hospital.
(24310)
266  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the European average for health spending as a percentage of GDP was in 1998, excluding the UK, (a) weighted and (b) unweighted.
(24431)
267  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how often the NHS Modernisation Agency meets; and when the last meeting took place.
(24335)
268  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to vet hospital cleaners for criminal records.
(24298)
269  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) local authority and (b) private children's homes have been (i) opened and (ii) closed in each year since 1997 in (A) England and (B) West Sussex.
(24306)
270  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the target is for recruitment of new surgeons in England and Wales for each year up to and including 2009.
(24348)
271  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to visit European countries to view their health services in 2002.
(24685)
272  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of re-use of single use surgical instruments in hospital trusts; what action has been taken against hospital trusts found to be re-using surgical instruments designated for single-use only; and which items of surgical equipment in general hospital surgical theatres are normally designated for single use only.
(24667)
273  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under the concordat operating between the NHS and the private sector, how many operations have taken place to date, broken down by (a) type and (b) average cost; and which private facilities have been used under the concordat with the NHS.
(24323)
274  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to enable patient feedback on the standard and quality of the food they are being served from the NHS recipe book.
(24624)
275  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics were employed in 2001 in (a) London and (b) West Sussex.
(24330)
276  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the theft of medical drugs from NHS hospitals and GP surgeries by patients and staff has cost the NHS since 1997.
(24307)
277  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many, and at what cost, injury compensation claims were made against the NHS as a result of non-medical accidents by (a) patients and (b) staff in 2001.
(24353)
278  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what have been the survival rates for stroke patients treated in non-specialist units in each of the last five years.
(24682)
279  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) CT and (b) MRI scanners are in working use in the NHS.
(24663)
280  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are employed on the Smoking Helpline; and at what cost.
(24304)
281  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met the Chief Executive of the NHS.
(24336)
282  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many air ambulances there are; and what plans he has to increase this number.
(24683)
283  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district and community nurses there are in England and Wales, and how many there were in each of the last five years.
(24344)
284  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners in England and Wales have received golden hellos.
(24672)
285  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent in legal fees in each of the last five years in relation to obtaining injunctions against media organisations.
(24320)
286  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham will receive a reply to his letter of 15th November, to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the honourable Member for Salford, regarding the exclusion of Worthing from his scheme to incentivise general practitioner recruitment.
(24678)
287  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent measures his Department has taken to increase awareness of cancer in schools.
(24346)
288  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Continental European hospitals are in negotiation with his Department about the treatment of NHS patients.
(24322)
289  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met the head of the NHS Modernisation Agency.
(24334)
290  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what choices for alternative treatment locations there are for patients whose local hospital has been given zero stars under the Government's hospital star rating scheme.
(24312)
291  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department is doing to encourage increased corporate sponsorship of air ambulances.
(24684)
292  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is proposing to help promote Autism Awareness Year.
(24347)
293  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses have been (a) disciplined and (b) sacked for (i) drug-taking offences and (ii) stealing NHS medical drugs in each year since 1997.
(24300)
294  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department has given to the Department of Education and Skills regarding promoting nutrition in schools.
(24671)
295  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those chefs involved in the Better Hospital Food Panel; what the next year's budget for the Better Hospital Food Panel will be; and what the remuneration package for the chairman of the Better Hospital Food Panel is.
(24623)
296  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time was in 2001 for the (a) London Ambulance Service and (b) Sussex Ambulance Service; and what the Government's target response times were.
(24337)
297  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disciplinary actions took place in 2001 involving NHS staff in allegations of (a) racism and (b) sexism.
(24326)
298  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many private providers of pathology services have renewed their contracts with the NHS since 1994.
(24327)
299  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of doctors graduated from medical school this year who are registered disabled.
(24660)
300  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new training is available for district and community nurses dealing with palliative care.
(24343)
301  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the York formula calculation for regional health funding.
(24674)
302  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many locums secured substantive employment in the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(24665)
303  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to increase the number of nutritionists in the NHS.
(24303)
304  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics are on long-term sick leave in England as a result of (a) work-related injuries and (b) being physically assaulted by the general public in the line of work.
(24332)
305  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of hospital trusts in England and Wales have an infection control policy in place regarding surgical instrument sterilisation.
(24675)
306  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students (a) completed degree courses in medicine and (b) carry on to work as doctors/surgeons in the NHS in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(24350)
307  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paramedics retired from the service in 2001 (a) in England, (b) from the London Ambulance Service and (c) from the Sussex Ambulance Service.
(24331)
308  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his proposals are for payment of travel costs for NHS patients receiving treatment in continental European hospitals.
(24317)
309  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many security staff were recruited for hospital accident and emergency departments in each year since 1997.
(24355)
310  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many formal complaints were made by patients about NHS Services by activity area in each of the last five years; and how many complaints (a) were resolved within (i) four weeks and (ii) eight weeks and (b) remain unresolved.
(24318)
311  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to include a hospital's compliance with its infection control policy within the Commission for Health Improvement inspection programme.
(24668)
312  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list members of the Medical Research Council Working Party on the MMR vaccine and autism; and what declarations of interest they have made.
(24311)
313  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) press officers and (b) special advisers are employed by his Department; what the numbers were in each of the last five years; and what the cost was in each case.
(24676)
314  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the use of chemicals in fly spray products linked to cancer.
(24339)
315  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received from local authority care homes concerning the Care Standards Act 2000; and if he will list them broken down by authority.
(24299)
316  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he received before publication of the Adoption and Children Bill from birth relatives who experienced distress at having their identifying details passed on to adopted persons.
(24395)
317  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district and community nurses have received new training in palliative care.
(24342)
318  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list private providers of pathology services under contract to the NHS.
(24432)
319  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been appointed to the NHS Modernisation Agency; and at what remuneration level.
(24333)
320  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role will be played by GPs in the selection of European hospitals to be used for the treatment of their patients under the NHS.
(24324)
321  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent of bed blocking in (a) the South East and (b) other regions in the United Kingdom.
(24673)
322  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times in 2001 St. John's Ambulance volunteers carried out duties normally the responsibility of London Ambulance Service personnel.
(24308)
323  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to local health authorities on the awarding of hospital cleaning contracts.
(24357)
324  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's public awareness strategy is for NHS Direct; and what plans he has to launch an awareness campaign over the winter.
(24669)
325  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to stop the mis-use of ambulance emergency services by the general public for non-urgent treatment.
(24670)
326  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors have been (a) disciplined and (b) sacked for (i) drug-taking offences and (ii) stealing medical drugs in each year since 1997.
(24305)
327  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the safety of DDVP in relation to liver, skin and breast cancer; and what guidelines his Department has issued on the safe use of DDVPs in consumer products.
(24340)
328  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is towards the Traditional Medicines Directive.
(24661)
329  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many security staff were assaulted in hospital accident and emergency departments by patients in 2001.
(24354)
330  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department has received about the possible effect of ultrasound scanning on brain damage in babies.
(24680)
331  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements have been made with the Interbalkan European Medical Centre in Thessaloniki for treatment of NHS patients; what discussions have taken place between his officials and the centre; and what visits have been made by his officials to the centre.
(24321)
332  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who was responsible for drawing up the nutritional quality standards for hospital food included in the official NHS recipe book.
(24686)
333  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list which national service frameworks are planned for 2002; and when in that year.
(24679)
334  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many security staff by hospital (a) were recruited to and (b) left West Sussex hospitals accident and emergency departments in each year since 1997.
(24356)
335  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which private facilities have been used under the concordat with the NHS.
(24541)
336  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the head of the National Health Service Leadership Centre.
(24338)
337  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average survival rate was for cancer of the colon in each year since 1997.
(24313)
338  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the increase in the West Sussex Health Authority budget for 2002-03 as a result of likely (a) pay inflation, (b) medical inflation, (c) pension contributions and (d) national service framework compliance.
(24662)
339  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the operation of the concordat between the NHS and the private sector in the last year.
(24351)
340  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the smoking helpline cost to set up.
(24301)
341  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what initiatives have been funded by his Department to promote greater sharing of medical facilities between PCTs and health authorities using the Internet.
(24677)
342  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings he has had with representatives of the private residential care homes since April 2001.
(24341)
343  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what amount in (a) real terms and (b) percentage terms of the health authority revenue resource allocations announced on 6th December are accounted for by estimated (i) salary increases for (A) pay review body staff and (B) non-pay review body staff, (ii) medical price inflation, (iii) new pension contribution rates, (iv) implementation of planned National Service frameworks and (v) special arrangements for speeding up heart operations.
(24328)
344  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies that manufacture disease modifying drugs for MS on their willingness to supply those drugs to the NHS at a price which reflects their efficacy, and if he will make a statement.
(24980)
345  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners are due to retire in (a) Pendle and (b) the East Lancashire Health Authority in each year up to 2005; and what steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of younger general practitioners so that no practice closes.
(24979)
346  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget was for HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in each of the last 10 years.
(25115)
347  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died from HIV/AIDS-related diseases aged (a) under 14, (b) 15 to 24, (c) 25 to 39, (d) 40 to 50 and (e) over 50 years, in each of the last 10 years.
(25121)
348  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on drug awareness programmes in England in each of the last 20 years.
(25124)
349  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the individual checks made against the Protection of Children Act List since it came into force have identified listed individuals applying for work with children.
(24892)
350  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations his Department has received relating to the provision of digital hearing aids.
(24397)
351  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will prepare a National Service Framework for asthma.
(24981)
352  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what range of services is available to someone with severe mental health problems; how much is being spent on mental health services by his Department in 2001-02; and what plans there are to increase this amount.
(25160)
353  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for animal cruelty there were in each year since 1990.
(24904)
354  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many laboratory experiments on animals there were, broken down by category, in each year since 1990.
(24903)
355  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to introduce legislation which enables community leaders to be informed if registered paedophiles move into their area.
(24918)
356  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what search warrants have been (a) requested and (b) executed relating to a north London mosque in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(25186)
357  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with foreign governments over the activities of Bachir Aouni; and if he will make a statement.
(25179)
358  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will investigate the links between Alam Moussa (aka Louis Szondy) and Sakina Security Services; and if he will make a statement.
(25182)
359  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will investigate possible connections between fraud and a north London mosque which has been identified to him; and if he will make a statement.
(25184)
360  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the money defrauded from Barclays Bank by Bachir Aouni and his associates has been traced; and if he will make a statement.
(25178)
361  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will investigate the links between Bachir Aouni, presently serving a prison sentence in respect of fraud, and a north London mosque; and if he will make a statement.
(25183)
362  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will investigate the links between Bachir Aouni and GIA; and if he will make a statement.
(25181)
363  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with foreign governments over the extradition of Abdelghani al-Haddad; and if he will make a statement.
(25180)
364  
  
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been initiated under section 46 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.
(25105)
365  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the value of workplace drug testing for (a) alcohol, (b) cannabis, (c) heroin, (d) amphetamine and (e) cocaine among civil servants.
(24997)
366  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which prisons received prisoners from Downview between 17th July and 1st September.
(25162)
367  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there are in Portsmouth South; how many are from ethnic minorities; and if he will make a statement.
(24943)
368  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many polygamous marriages there are in the UK.
(24428)
369  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether honourable Members and peers have their office and home telephone conversations (a) recorded and (b) listened to on the instruction of the Home Office.
(25006)
370  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistics he collates on the number of (a) police officers on the beat and (b) police officers in administration jobs per 100,000 population in each police authority area.
(24935)
371  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers were recruited by the Hertfordshire Constabulary in each year since 1983.
(25246)
372  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers left the Hertfordshire Constabulary in each year since 1983.
(25245)
373  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers were in post in the Hertfordshire Constabulary in each year since 1983.
(25244)
374  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of asylum seekers had degrees in each of the last 10 years.
(25018)
375  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many traffic offences were committed by drivers under the age of 16 in each of the last 20 years.
(25019)
376  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total public cost of the 2001 race riots was, broken down by local authority concerned.
(25036)
377  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents there were in which taxi drivers and mini cab drivers were successfully prosecuted for (a) causing death by dangerous driving and (b) driving without due care and attention in each of the last 10 years.
(25119)
378  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) white and (b) black South African citizens have emigrated to Britain in each year since 1988.
(25120)
379  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a statement about the guidelines which are available to (a) members of the general public and (b) neighbours who believe a child is being abused but who have no proof.
(24893)
380  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the extent of the slave trade in children in the United Kingdom.
(25199)
381  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he gives to police forces on the prosecution of individuals who do not have a current MoT certificate for their vehicles.
(25136)
382  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average age of individuals convicted of offences involving air weapons in the last year.
(25140)
383  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he gives to police forces on the prosecution of individuals who fail to pay road fund licence.
(25138)
384  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were convicted of offences involving the misuse of air weapons in the last year in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.
(25141)
385  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions were secured for the non-payment of road fund licence in the last year in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Scotland.
(25134)
386  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the latest figures are for the number of sickness days lost in UK police forces; what the latest costs are for ill-health early retirements in each police force; and what the latest figures are for the number of police officers taking ill health early retirement.
(25107)
387  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average overtime rates were per officer for each police force in the UK in the last year for which figures are available; and what the latest figures are for the cost of overtime in each police force.
(25106)
388  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has made to all sides in the conflict in Sudan to establish a permanent ceasefire and humanitarian access to those living in the Nuba mountains.
(25003)
389  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of humanitarian access in areas of Sudan, with particular reference to the Southern Blue Nile; and what steps she is taking to encourage all parties in the conflict to agree to long-term and unimpeded humanitarian access to Sudan.
(25004)
390  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the value of trade credits guaranteed by the ECCD for sales of military equipment to highly indebted poor countries in each year since 1983.
(25240)
391  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the value of debt and interest repaid on UK Government development aid loans to heavily indebted poor countries each year since 1983.
(25237)
392  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the value of UK development loans to heavily indebted poor countries outstanding (a) at 31st March 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(25236)
393  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much UK Government development aid in the form of loans to heavily indebted poor countries was (a) forgiven and (b) converted to gift in each year since 1983.
(25242)
394  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the value of trade credits to heavily indebted poor countries guaranteed by the UK Government which were cancelled in each year since 1983.
(25238)
395  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the value of debt and interest paid to the UK Government on trade credits to heavily indebted poor countries guaranteed by the UK Government in the last five years.
(25239)
396  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her priorities are for development projects in Tanzania.
(25198)
397  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Afghan refugees have been deported from Iran.
(24930)
398  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of (a) the use and (b the effectiveness of joint residence orders.
(24517)
399  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the average (a) time to process and (b) cost to public funds of a fault-free divorce in each of the last 10 years.
(24968)
400  
  
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress is being made in developing a new approach to policing in Northern Ireland.
A (25884)
401  
  
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many compensation has been paid out to businesses which have suffered as a result of victimisation by the IRA due to their involvement in supplying services to security establishments.
A (25885)
402  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations he has received on (a) Sellafield and radioactive discharges and (b) the new Sellafield MOX plutonium fuels plant since January 2001.
(25174)
403  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 624W, on the euro, whether the results of a future referendum on UK membership of the euro will be broken down and available by each nation and region of the UK.
(25022)
404  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the results of a future referendum on British membership of the euro will allow identification of votes cast for and against according to (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) local authority area and (c) Scotland.
A (25870)
405  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases of (a) incitement to race hatred and (b) racist violence have been brought before courts in England and Wales; and of these how many have been successful in each of the past three years.
(25229)
406  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what mechanism was used for measuring the uptake of parental leave in the last three years; and what was the (a) uptake of parental leave and (b) proportion of those eligible who took parental leave in the same period.
A (25879)
407  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to investigate nuisance faxes; and what charges can be made against those who continue to send unprompted material.
(25005)
408  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the factors which underlay the recent loss of jobs in Newport at Corus and Alcan plants, with particular reference to the value of (a) sterling and (b) the euro.
(24909)
409  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent research she has commissioned into the use of pre payment telephones for offensive anonymous calls; and what plans she has to require registration of pre-pay telephones.
(24316)
410  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many miners have applied for compensation; how many have been given compensation; how much has been given in compensation to date; and if she will make a statement.
(24944)
411  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much funding has been allocated to help start small businesses in Portsmouth South in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
(24942)
412  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average timescale is between an application by a miner for compensation and the awarding of compensation; and if she will make a statement.
(24945)
413  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the proposed BAe military air traffic control system for Tanzania will also be used for civil aviation.
(25201)
414  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in what year the Euratom Safeguards Directorate first inspected the mixed civil military reprocessing plant at Sellafield; what verification Euratom has made of net loss of quantity or quality of the nuclear materials subject to Euratom safeguards in the period since the first inspection; and if she will make a statement.
(25177)
415  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when Commission Regulation 3227/76 on nuclear facility safeguards came into force in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement on how it has been implemented in respect of Sellafield, with particular reference to the oversight of civil nuclear materials.
(25176)
416  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Office of Fair Trading inquiry into controls over the pharmacy market will include within its scope dispensing by general practitioners.
(24983)
417  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with other government departments regarding the sale by BAe Systems to the Government of Tanzania of an air traffic control system.
(24975)
418  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the World Bank regarding the pending sale by BAe Systems to the Government of Tanzania of an air traffic control system.
(24976)
419  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made by her Department of (a) the retail and (b) wholesale cost of beer and cider not served to consumers owing to short measures in the last 12 months.
A (25883)
420  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Walsall North of 15th November regarding fireworks.
(24358)
421  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people live within the recommended safe distance from nuclear power plants in the UK.
(25251)
422  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement regarding the safety record and future plans for privatisation of British Nuclear Fuels .
(25252)
423  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December, Official Report, column 102W, for what reason it is not possible to estimate what cost might be involved if he decides not to proceed with PPP for the London Underground.
(25132)
424  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many affordable housing units there were; and what was the proportion occupied in rural areas by (a) constituency, and (b) local authority for each year since 1990.
(24895)
425  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he plans to consult on measures to improve the safety of novice drivers.
(25254)
426  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes he proposes in the borrowing arrangements for English local authorities to enable the construction of new council housing; and if he will make a statement.
(25233)
427  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many council tenants in each English local authority have been evicted for racist behaviour in each of the last three years.
(25230)
428  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the likely rent levels for local authority tenants in each Greater London borough following the proposed rent re-structuring.
(25232)
429  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of causal links discovered in studies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere between the use of (a) cannabis, (b) alcohol, (c) amphetamines and (d) anti-histamines and the incidence of road accidents.
(24999)
430  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 10th December, Official Report, column 560W, on London Underground, what were the comparable figures for 2000.
(25163)
431  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what legal basis NATS charges private aircraft weighing less than 100 tonnes for night and IFR flights outside controlled airspace.
(25164)
432  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much is to be paid for the Dome structure by English Partnerships' exclusive partner.
(25112)
433  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guarantees he is seeking from English Partnerships' exclusive partner about the circumstances in which they would be permitted to demolish the Dome structure.
(25113)
434  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much is to be paid for the building land adjacent to the Dome by English Partnerships' exclusive partner; and when the payment will be made.
(25111)
435  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was top sliced from funds allocated to the local tranpsort plans for inclusion in the discretionary element of the Single Capital Pot.
(24515)
436  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many motorists were detected driving with a blood alcohol level beyond the permitted maximum broken down by bands of 20 mg in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(25159)
437  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of (a) the maximum permitted blood alcohol level for driving on public roads and (b) the penalties for breach thereof in each of the 15 EU member states; and what proposals for changes in either (a) or (b) have been made by (i) the Commission affecting all EU member states, (ii) the United Kingdom Government affecting the United Kingdom only and (iii) other national Governments affecting their individual countries.
(24984)
438  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what factors account for the reduction in the major repairs allowance available for housing repairs in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
A (25878)
439  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when (a) the Chairman of the Stategic Rail Authority, (b) the CEO of the Strategic Rail Authority, (c) the Chairman of Railtrack and (d) the Rail Regulator were appointed.
(25241)
440  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many Article 14 notices have been issued on planning applications before Wandsworth Borough Council in (a) 1995, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
A (25847)
441  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of how many people were evicted by (a) private landords and (b) social housing landlords because of local authority delay in paying housing benefit in 2001.
(25035)
442  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries were caused by (i) taxi drivers and (ii) mini-cab drivers in each of the last 10 years.
(25123)
443  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was the estimated number of homeless living in (a) London and (b) cities outside London in each of the last 10 years.
(25030)
444  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of rent arrears was in each local authority in each of the last 10 years.
(24966)
445  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of capital receipts raised from the sale of council houses has been spent on building and renovating council stock in each of the last 20 years.
(25012)
446  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have been housed in (a) local authority housing, (b) social housing and (c) the rented private sector in each of the last 15 years.
(25010)
447  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many homeless people aged between 16 and 18 years were registered on local authority housing lists in each of the last 15 years.
(24970)
448  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many child workers were registered with local authorities in each of the last 20 years.
(25016)
449  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many night shelter beds were available in (a) London and (b) cities outside London in each of the last 10 years.
(25013)
450  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce (a) a minimum age for applicants for a taxi driver's licence and (b) a minimum period of years in which an applicant for a taxi driver's licence has to have held a driving licence.
(25122)
451  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his Department will announce a determination on the application for a public service obligation protection for the slots used for air services between Inverness and Gatwick.
(24396)
452  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he gives to local authorities on the employment of traffic wardens.
(25142)
453  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the analysis that his Department has undertaken regarding the proportion of the cost and efficiency gains envisaged when the railways were first privatised that were eventually realised.
(24910)
454  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a detailed breakdown of the 48 per cent. of costs not subjected to sensitivity analysis in the assessment by London Underground Limited of the PPP and private sector comparison; and if he will make a statement.
(24891)
455  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd December 2001, Official Report, column 15W, on London Underground, if the terms of reference referred to were the final terms of reference agreed with Ernst & Young; and if he will make a statement.
A (25862)
456  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to require community strategies prepared by local authorities under section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000 to be amended; and which strategies were affected and for what reason.
(24922)
457  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many community strategies are expected to be prepared by local authorities, pursuant to section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000; and how many have been approved and adopted.
(24920)
458  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what procedures he has set in place for monitoring progress on the completion of community strategies, pursuant to section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000.
(24919)
459  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to publish a timetable for the completion by local authorities of their community strategies, pursuant to section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000.
(24921)
460  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list by location the number of multi-modal studies commissioned by his Department; and what the anticipated timescale for their completion is.
(24924)
461  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list by location the number of sub-regional studies he has authorised; and what the expected timescale is of each of the studies.
(24923)
462  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what modes of transport are used to transport radioactive materials; and what is provided for in terms of (a) security and (b) safety.
(25250)
463  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the costs of electrifying the rail link between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.
(25110)
464  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many local authorities will be in a position to implement an arms length management organisation for their housing stock in the next two years.
(25109)
465  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many housing units were cleared in the public and private sector in the last five years, broken down by region.
(25248)
466  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the Appeal Court decision in the Fairchild case; and if he will introduce legislation to reinstate the principle of apportionment in mesothelioma cases.
(25114)
467  
  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in tenements in Scotland have received half their entitlement to the winter fuel payment because of a computer error relating to residents in separate tenement flats at the same street number; and what action is being taken to ensure they are paid their full entitlement as soon as possible and that the problem will not recur.
A (25871)
468  
N  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what target times are set for the completion of transfers from jobseeker's allowance to income support for 60 year olds.
(24750)
469  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received for industrial deafness to be classified as an industrial disease from (a) the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and (b) other bodies or individuals; and if he will make a statement.
(25028)
470  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was claimed from the Social Fund in each of the last 10 years.
(24965)
471  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Social Fund Inspectorate was in each of the last 10 years.
(24964)
472  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) number and (b) cost of publicly-funded childcare places in each of the last 10 years.
(24969)
473  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount of money collected by the Child Support Agency was in each of the last seven years.
(25017)
474  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants sought review of their Social Fund provision in each of the last 10 years.
(24967)
475  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the level of unemployment was of (a) white and (b) non-white people in Bradford in 2001.
(25031)
476  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the workings of the Child Support Agency.
(25135)
477  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recourse is open to individuals who have been allocated an incorrect national insurance number and have no record of contributions made over many years.
(25137)
478  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Scotland receive a pension from contributions to final salary occupational pension schemes.
(24932)
479  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees in the (a) public and (b) private sectors had access to a final salary occupational pension scheme in Scotland in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(24931)
480  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of occasions on which (a) an interview, (b) a benefit claim and (c) a claim review has been delayed as a result of the current industrial action.
(25226)
481  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days each (a) Employment Service office, (b) Benefits Agency office and (c) JobCentre Plus office has been closed as a result of the current industrial action.
(25227)
482  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of man-hours his Department has lost as a result of the industrial action by the PCS Union.
(25228)
483  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will (a) estimate the number of incapacity benefit claimants transferred to a different benefit as a result of a repeat Benefits Agency medical assessment in each of the last 12 months and (b) provide a breakdown by each individual benefit to which they have been transferred.
(25221)
484  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of incapacity benefit claimants who have lost their entitlement as a result of a repeat Benefits Agency medical assessment in each of the last 12 months.
(25224)
485  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of complaints that (a) his Department and its agencies, (b) Employment Service offices, (c) Benefits Agency offices and (d) JobCentre Plus offices have received which relate to the current industrial action.
(25225)
486  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of incapacity benefit claimants who have been required to attend repeat Benefits Agency medical assessment in each of the last 12 months.
(25223)
487  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the objectives in key areas which SchlumbergerSema must meet by May 2002 in order for the company to be granted a contract extension to 2005.
(24401)
488  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of letters that (a) his Department and its agencies, (b) Employment Service offices, (c) Benefits Agency offices and (d) JobCentre Plus offices have written to individuals citing delays in (i) interviews, (ii) processing claims and (iii) claim reviews, which have resulted from the current industrial action.
(25222)
489  
N  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Southern African governments about the situation in Zimbabwe.
[Question Unstarred] (23006)
490  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place between his Department and the Home Office to crack down on bogus children's charities.
[Transferred] (24309)
491  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what priority her Department accords to a military air traffic control system for Tanzania in plans for that country's development.
[Transferred] (25171)
492  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the levels of radioactive contamination are around UK nuclear plants; and what the best safety distance is.
[Transferred] (25249)
493  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the prospects for adopting mutual recognition of court-ordered disqualifications from driving across the EU.
[Transferred] (24985)
494  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money has been spent on housing benefit by local authorities in each of the last 15 years.
[Transferred] (25009)
495  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the cost was to each county council in Wales of removing and disposing of abandoned vehicles in the last year.
[Transferred] (25139)
496  
  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance the Government has offered BAe Systems to secure a contract in Tanzania to supply an air traffic control system.
[Transferred] (25202)
497  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what figures he has collated on how many people have been (a) legally and (b) illegally evicted by private landlords in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (25034)


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