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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 9 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 9 January, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
WEDNESDAY 9th JANUARY
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, on how many days since Portcullis House opened the water feature has been (a) operational and (b) out of operation.
(25383)
2  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25330)
3  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest nationally; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) nationally, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25481)
4  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the terms of PPP contracts are in the public domain; and if he will make a statement.
(23647)
5  
N  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what role his Department is playing in promoting neighbourhood renewal in the most disadvantaged communities.
(23440)
6  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications of the proposed restriction on coaching set out in the Charity Commissioners' Guidelines at paragraph 18 of Annex B in the Treasury's Consultation Document, Promoting Sport in the Community for the Government's Sports Strategy.
(25396)
7  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Chairman of English Heritage about his organisation's role in the regeneration of smaller towns; and if she will make a statement.
(25405)
8  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the Budd Report Recommendation to prevent under-age online gambling will be implemented; who will police it; how it will be policed; what the role of Ofcom will be; and how a child's age can be verified online.
(25521)
9  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will give a substantive answer to a letter from Dr Paul Arnison-Newgass of Dartmouth, Devon, a constitutent, and which was forwarded to his Parliamentary Correspondence Unit for reply.
(24954)
10  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussion she has had with UK Sport about the number of drug tests on British triathletes.
(25529)
11  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions UK Sport has had with the International Triathlon Union about drug testing; and if she will make a statement.
(25530)
12  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates (a) she and (b) others in her Department have (i) met, (ii) spoken by telephone to and (iii) written to the President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile; and if she will place a copy of the notes of such communications in the Library.
(25619)
13  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made since 11th September on the potential value of national missile defence for the United Kingdom.
(25451)
14  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will include members of all United Kingdom part-time forces in the Armed Forces Pension Scheme.
(25918)
15  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future (a) operation and (b) organisation of Britain's nuclear base on the River Clyde.
(25426)
16  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for (a) increased efficiency in and (b) modernisation of the UK's warship repair facilities.
(25427)
17  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999, and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25332)
18  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what NBC (a) detection and (b) decontamination equipment is available to (i) RAF bases, (ii) naval bases and (iii) Army bases; what plans he has to upgrade it; what arrangements he has made for that equipment to be made available to the civil authorities; how deployable it would be in the event of an NBC attack on mainland Britain; and if he will make a statement.
(25151)
19  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enlisted personnel have sought early retirement after serving less than the maximum period for a full pension in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(25831)
20  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF and Royal Marine officers, (b) Navy officers and (c) Army officers have sought early retirement in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(25832)
21  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service pensioners there are; and if he will make a statement.
(25838)
22  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel have served more than 10 years but less than that required for a full pension, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(25837)
23  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enlisted personnel have retired on a full pension in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(25834)
24  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the cost to his Department to service current pension commitments in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(25833)
25  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) RAF and Royal Marine officers, (b) navy officers and (c) army officers have retired before receiving a full pension, after serving for over 10 years, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(25836)
26  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service widows qualify for service pensions; and if he will make a statement.
(25835)
27  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the status of the proposed beacon project linking NHS hospital trusts and TA field hospitals.
(25792)
28  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many NB Fuchs and CAM-level 3's are (a) in service and (b) operational.
(25701)
29  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) All Terrain Mobility Platforms, (b) Hagglund BV 206, (c) Truck Utility Light/Medium, (d) Battlefield ambulances, (e) Truck Utility Medium, (f) Drops, (g) Truck Cargo 8 Tonne 4 x 4, (h) Truck Cargo 16 Tonne 8 x 4, (i) Foden GS 6 x 6 Recovery Vehicles, (j) Tank Transporter Unipower Commander and (k) Centurion Beach Armoured recovery vehicles are operational.
(25700)
30  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many call-out orders he signed during 2001; what plans he has for further call-outs; and he will make a statement.
(25702)
31  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the series of issues affecting retention that the Working Party on Aircrew Retention has been examining.
(25703)
32  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what considerations he is giving to the development of a ballistic missile defence system for the UK.
(25790)
33  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the total value of bids submitted for the 2002 Equipment Programme; and what resources will be allocated for funding EP 02.
(25634)
34  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made by his Department in exploratory talks with the NHS on the provision of sponsored reserve surgical teams.
(25791)
35  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will place an unclassified version of the report of the Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment in the Library.
(25796)
36  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to immunise the armed forces from smallpox and its variants.
(25697)
37  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the FALCON project.
(25696)
38  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new expenditure he plans for defence against chemical and biological warfare in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(25799)
39  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what review of the ESDP will be conducted to establish if it meet the needs of the changed international climate.
(25804)
40  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the operations in which he expects the new ESDP to operate.
(25802)
41  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many A400M's have to be ordered by EU member states for the programme to be cost effective.
(25801)
42  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he had at Laeken about the application of qualified majority voting to EU defence policy.
(25795)
43  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Challenger II tanks, (b) Warrior, (c) Saxon, (d) FV430, (e) Sabre, (f) Scimitar, (g) Striker, (h) Spartan, (i) Sultan, (j) Samson and (k) Samaritan armoured vehicles were operational in (i) October and (ii) November.
(25699)
44  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the present deployment of Royal Navy ships is.
(25798)
45  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military planning officials from the WEU will be transfered to the EU military planning section.
(25797)
46  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what issues are being assessed by the Topman inquiry; and when he plans to publish the Topman recommendations.
(25633)
47  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that there is no reduction in the planned size of the Army.
(25692)
48  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the total value of bids submitted for the 2002 Short Term Programme; and what resources will be available for STP 02.
(25677)
49  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when ESDP and NATO planning structures will be assimilated.
(25805)
50  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will publish the new chapter of the Strategic Defence Review.
(25803)
51  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on (a) the defence and security implications of the Laeken Summit and (b) on the operationality of ESDP within the agreement of NATO for automatic access to NATO capabilities.
(24950)
52  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to take receipt of the first heavy equipment transporter; and who is the prime contractor.
(25695)
53  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 661W, when he will place the summary of Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment Progamme in the Library.
(25705)
54  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money has been allocated (a) to improve armed forces single living accommodation and (b) to upgrade married quarters in the last three years.
(25704)
55  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) offensive fighters, (b) defensive fighters, (c) heavy bombers and (d) transporters were operational in (i) October and (ii) November 2001.
(25698)
56  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he next plans to meet the (a) Turkish and (b) Greek defence minister.
(25800)
57  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the NATO theatre ballistic missile defence feasibility studies to conclude.
(25794)
58  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training exercises have been carried out by the armed forces in and from (a) Spain, (b) Portugal, (c) the Netherlands, (d) Germany, (e) Norway and (f) the United States in the last 12 months.
(25793)
59  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is undertaking to improve numbers in the TA.
(25694)
60  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he proposes to allow female personnel to serve in submarines.
(25690)
61  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's homes have been empty in each year since 1990; what action is being taken to reduce their numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(25813)
62  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to recognise formally the contribution made by armed forces personnel at the point at which they retire from active service.
(25357)
63  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision is made for United Kingdom service personnel on active service abroad to contact their next of kin; and what assessment he has made of similar provision for United States service personnel.
[R] (25352)
64  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision has been made for armed forces personnel on active service abroad this Christmas.
[R] (25353)
65  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the internal complaints procedure for harassment experienced by armed forces personnel during training; and if he will make a statement.
(25317)
66  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the Belgian Government about the impact on British war graves of the plans to build the A19 road through the Pilckem Ridge.
(25495)
67  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the possibility of transferring the running of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps to France or Germany.
(23336)
68  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have taken place in forecast expenditure on Falcon since 30th October.
(23337)
69  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement outlining the extent to which Bowman is dependent upon replacing the current Ptarmigan system with Falcon.
(23338)
70  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional equipment is being provided by signal requirements to make good deficiencies in the Army's Ptarmigan system.
(23339)
71  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the importance of modernising Army communication systems to maintain UK running of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in the face of competition from Germany and France.
(23340)
72  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the budget for modernising Army communications has been reduced.
(23341)
73  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when, and for what reason, a decision was taken to reduce expenditure on the Falcon project.
(23344)
74  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many telephone lines are being rented to make good deficiencies in the Army's Ptarmigan system.
(23342)
75  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many TA Intelligence Corps personnel he is mobilising; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (25143)
76  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements are being made to ensure that mobilised TA personnel will enjoy make up of civilian pay plus other allowances; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (25145)
77  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 5th December, Official Report, column 349W, on Kosovo, what plans he has to investigate the failure on 6th November to meet the target time in which priority one casualties require to be repatriated.
(25206)
78  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure is forecast for the Falcon project in (a) 2004, (b) 2006 and (c) further phases; and if he will make a statement.
(23343)
79  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement outlining the extent to which the deficiencies in the Ptarmigan communications system impairs the operational effectiveness of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.
(23775)
80  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where he plans to deploy TA Intelligence Corps personnel under mobilisation order; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (25144)
81  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Territorial Army units are under mobilisation orders.
[R] (25146)
82  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many 680 approvals have been given each year since 1st May 1997; how many have led to export licence applications; and how many such licences have been approved.
(25733)
83  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many retired members of the armed forces have claimed compensation for service related noise induced sensorineural hearing loss since 1990; how many claims were accepted; how many claimants appealed to the pensions appeal tribunals; and how many claims were rejected.
(25324)
84  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims by retired members of the armed forces for compensation for service-related noise induced sensorineural hearing loss since 1990 were disallowed for the reason that (a) hearing loss at the time of claiming was less than 50dB averaged over one, two and three kHz, (b) hearing loss at the time of leaving the armed forces was less than 50dB averaged over one, two and three kHz, (c) hearing loss exceeding 50dB after leaving the service but at the time of leaving the armed forces the hearing loss was less than 50dB averaged over one, two and three kHz, (d) hearing loss exceeding 50dB averaged over one, two and three kHz after leaving the service but there was no evidence of hearing loss at the time of leaving and (e) claims were made more than seven years after leaving the armed forces.
(25323)
85  
N  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent meetings she has held in order to co-ordinate policy on the implementation of the Social Exclusion Unit's report on young people.
(23460)
86  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the drop-out rate for first year students at English universities in each of the last three years was; and if she will make a statement.
(25826)
87  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she proposes to give commencement approval to the plan submitted to her in July for a Sure Start scheme for Blakelaw and Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne.
(25612)
88  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools in the London Borough of Wandsworth which have a sixth form.
(25901)
89  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25328)
90  
N  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupil vacancies there are in secondary schools in London; and if she will make a statement.
(23648)
91  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has given the Learning and Skills Council about provisions for the over 60s; and if she will make a statement.
(25516)
92  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many officials of her Department work on higher education policy.
(25517)
93  
  
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to increase participation in higher education.
(25532)
94  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by her Department; how much each scheme has available to invest ; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25482)
95  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were excluded permanently from school in each local authority in Greater London in each year since 1997.
(25814)
96  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will fully reimburse colleges which have honoured courses applied for before the deadline for students with individual learning awards.
(25282)
97  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reason the Minister responsible for children and young people has not responded to the UK Youth Parliament's manifesto; and if she will make a statement.
(25821)
98  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the working of the education maintenance allowance in (a) Stoke-on-Trent North and (b) the UK.
(25528)
99  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to extend the education maintenance allowance to the whole of England.
(25525)
100  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to pay a special education grant to Herefordshire for the 2002-03 financial year; and if she will make a statement.
(25315)
101  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make it her policy to bring spending per pupil in Herefordshire closer to the average for the shire counties; and if she will make a statement.
(25314)
102  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will place a copy of the responses received to 'Responsibilities for Premises Work at Voluntary Aided Schools' in the Library; and if she will provide a list of respondents.
(25538)
103  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures exist to inform land managers that their property may be affected by new access arrangements under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
(25310)
104  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the expected cost of the mapping exercise being carried out under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(25289)
105  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which agencies and subcontractors are employed to carry out mapping exercises under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
(25290)
106  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the arrangements are for providing copies of maps drawn up under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to (a) land managers whose property may be affected and (b) the public.
(25309)
107  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what provision there is within the Warm Front schemes to allow the most vulnerable households who are in immediate danger of risking their health because of lack of heating to queue jump the waiting list for grants during the winter months; how many households were allowed to queue jump in each month since April 2000; and what plans she has to review the first-come, first-served system of Warm Front grants during the present review of the grants.
(25355)
108  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the total budget for the Warm Front schemes in the (a) Eaga area and (b) Eastern area during 2001-2002; and (i) how much and (ii) what percentage of these budgets (1) has already been spent and (2) is projected to be spent by the end of the year given present trends; and what measures Eaga and Eastern are expected to take to bring budgets back into line if they are depleted before the end of the year.
(25354)
109  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Tewkesbury of 27th November, Official Report, column 860W, on livestock compensation, for what reason the Government treats losses incurred on cattle which went beyond 30 months because they could not be moved during the foot and mouth crisis as an indirect loss.
[R] (25150)
110  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what collation of local Agenda 21 plans is undertaken by her Department; and what monitoring of their progress is made.
(25823)
111  
  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information she has collated for each London borough on the proportion of waste that is recycled; and if she will provide information on the proportion of (a) glass, (b) wood, (c) cloth and (d) paper that is recycled.
(25822)
112  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will exempt re-usable wood packaging from the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997.
(25342)
113  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the cost of compliance to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997 by the United Kingdom wood packaging industry in terms of the percentage of the industry's average profits in the last year.
(25343)
114  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997 on the re-use of products in the United Kingdom wood packaging industry.
(25344)
115  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of companies evading the producer responsibility obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997; and what plans the Environment Agency has to prevent this.
(25345)
116  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many TB breakdowns of cattle there were in the Gloucester Division in each year from 1990 to 2000; and what the projected figure is for (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.
(25348)
117  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when full TB testing of herds will resume; what the priority order is for testing cattle to monitor the spread of bovine TB; and what staffing implications there are in the resumption of full cattle TB testing.
(25373)
118  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many complaints have been reported in her Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999, and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25334)
119  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she will take to bring the consultation over Hatfield Moors proposed candidate special area conservation status to a conclusion.
(25286)
120  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the consultation relating to Hatfield Moors; what the original closing date for submissions was; on what dates supplementary evidence or scientific information was submitted by (a) the Peat Producers Association and (b) Scotts (UK) Ltd; and on what dates meetings have been held between English Nature and the Peat Producers Association in relation to this consultation.
(25285)
121  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has received from English Nature in respect of whether the information they have received from the Peat Producers Association concerning Hatfield Moors can be regarded as new scientific information.
(25287)
122  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which rules prevent sites being nominated individually for candidate special area of conservation status; and if she will make a statement.
(25288)
123  
N  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what allowance has been made in the revenue support grant for 2002-03 for flood defence for councils in the River Severn catchment area.
(25316)
124  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to tackle the trade in bushmeat (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) internationally.
(25811)
125  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the extent of the trade of bushmeat into the United Kingdom.
(25810)
126  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to transfer inland waterway and navigation management from the Environment Agency to British Waterways.
(25380)
127  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps have been taken to improve the cleanliness of the Tees in the last five years; and what improvements there have been in the life of the river resulting from such action.
(25445)
128  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by her Department; how much each scheme has available to invest ; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25477)
129  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policies are for encouraging the use of micro CHP; and if she will make a statement on their impact.
(25622)
130  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's target is for the number of households with energy efficiency measures in place.
(25627)
131  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on agri-environment schemes in each year since 1997.
(25621)
132  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many houses in (a) the UK and (b) Wales lack (i) insulation and (ii) draughtproofing; and what measures the Government is taking to lower this figure.
(25626)
133  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) how much is invested annually into household energy efficiency and (b) how this money is spent.
(25625)
134  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evaluation has been made of the ability of the Environment Agency to undertake its statutory duties relating to flooding; and if she will make a statement.
(25747)
135  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action is being taken to assist the Environment Agency to complete the detailed report on the flooding across the UK in October and November 2000; when these reports are expected to be completed; and if she will make a statement.
(25746)
136  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environment Agency is expected to complete an assessment of the flooding in Edmonton in October 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(25745)
137  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the chairmen of the independent inquiries into the consequences and lessons of the foot and mouth disease for their proposals for communications with honourable Members; and if she will make a statement.
(25402)
138  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what communications she has had with honourable Members drawing their attention to the commencement of the independent inquiry into the lessons to be learnt from the foot and mouth epidemic; and if she will make a statement.
(25403)
139  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the question, ref 22779, tabled on 10th December, for what reason replies to letters from the honourable Member for the Vale of York were not received by 19th December.
(25322)
140  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what in the allocation of revenue support grant for 2002-03 reflects the cost of the floods in autumn 2000 for (a) North Yorkshire County Council, (b) Humbleton District Council, (c) Harrogate Borough Council, (d) Ryedale Borough Council and (e) City of York Council.
(25279)
141  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of (a) printing, (b) publishing and (c) distributing the Sustainable Development Commission Review.
(25283)
142  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what basis she calculates how many hours of inspectors' time is appropriate for landfill sites, with particular reference to the amount of material dumped per week.
(25379)
143  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to reduce fly-tipping.
(25356)
144  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fixed penalty litter notices were issued in each year since 1995.
(25447)
145  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes have benefited from completed warm front scheme installations; how many homes are in the process of being assessed; how many people have been turned down for up-grading of their heating; what the average wait is between application and installation; what has been the cost thus far to the public purse; and what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the EAGA partnership in delivering the scheme.
(24951)
146  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters to the Minister for the Environment of 31st July, 29th August, 26th September, 25th October, 22nd November and 18th December relating to correspondence from Hertfordshire County Council.
(25458)
147  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with local authorities concerning the allocation of resources to meet the costs of (a) domestic, (b) commercial and (c) industrial refrigerators and air conditioning units (i) disposal and (ii) recycling in the next financial year; and when sufficient local recycling plants for them are expected to be operational.
(25716)
148  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many plants will be needed to meet the United Kingdom's requirements for removing CFCs from refrigerators and freezers.
(25717)
149  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from the Environment Agency concerning the arrangements for the (a) storage and (b) disposal of fridges in advance of the development of purpose-build infrastructure in the UK.
(25712)
150  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects that the first plants capable of removing CFCs from refrigerators and freezers under EC Regulation 2037/2000 will be open in the UK.
(25725)
151  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what attempt there has been to import mobile technology capable of removing CFCs from refrigerators and freezers into the UK; and when such technology can be expected to be in operation.
(25719)
152  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the distribution of funding to local authorities for the collection and storage of refrigerators; and what further amounts are expected to be required until recycling plants are in operation.
(25714)
153  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the final capacity of the plants capable of removing CFCs from fridges and freezers under EC Regulation 2037/2000.
(25724)
154  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects plans for recycling plants for refrigerators to be finalised; and when she expects local authorities to be informed.
(25713)
155  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements are in place to allocate the adjustment to the Environmental Protective and Cultural Services block announced in the provisional local government settlement to cover the costs of storage of used fridges in England.
(25715)
156  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where the first plant capable of removing CFCs from refrigerators and freezers under EC Regulation 2037/2000 will be located; and what its capacity will be.
(25723)
157  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the risk of food being stored in ineffective refrigeration systems because refurbishment has been delayed because of the inability to recycle redundant refrigerators.
(25722)
158  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance she makes available on the safe disposal of commercial refrigerators containing CFCs under EC Regulation 2037/2000.
(25726)
159  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether (a) retailers, (b) pub owners, (c) caterers, (d) hoteliers, (e) restauranteurs and (f) vending machine operators will refrain from refurbishing existing commercial refrigeration systems until guidance is available for their safe disposal.
(25721)
160  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there is an available mobile technology capable of removing CFCs from refrigerators and freezers.
(25718)
161  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) representations he has received from and (b) guidance has been issued to (i) retailers, (ii) pub owners, (iii) caterers, (iv) hoteliers, (v) restaurateurs and (vi) vending machine operators about the disposal of commercial refrigerators.
(25720)
162  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what precautions have been taken to ensure that there are alternative recycling routes for used commercial refrigerators and freezers.
(25818)
163  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average cost of fuel required to heat a home to a reasonable level of warmth is for properties that are (a) connected to the gas network and (b) not connected to the gas network.
(25281)
164  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will install heating equipment at the house of Mrs Anita Farrow of Ashburton, a constituent; and if she will make a statement on the reason for the delay.
(24955)
165  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for the installation of heating equipment have been made to the Eaga Partnership in each of the last three years; how many have been successful; what the average waiting time was; how many homes have had to wait more than nine months for such works to be undertaken; and if she will make a statement.
(24956)
166  
N  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the Forestry Commission land holdings where hunting permits have been issued under the Temporary Permits Scheme.
(25485)
167  
N  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what types of unusual incidents hunts are expected to report when returning their certificates of compliance to her Department.
(25486)
168  
N  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for temporary permits to hold hare coursing events have been received; and how many have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected.
(25488)
169  
N  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether departmental staff processing permits from hunts on Saturday 15th December usually work at weekends.
(25484)
170  
N  
Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) fox and (b) hare hunts have applied for a temporary permit for hunting with dogs; and how many of these have been (i) accepted and (ii) rejected.
(25487)
171  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customs officials have been based at Newhaven in each year from 1987 to date.
(25455)
172  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax revenue is generated from charges in the National Health Service.
(25297)
173  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the total value of shares were owned by individuals and what the total value was (a) in the latest year for which figures are available and (b) in each year since 1992.
(25298)
174  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the different methods of analysis of gross domestic fixed capital formation used by (a) the Treasury and (b) the Central Statistical Office in the national accounts.
(25299)
175  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of gross earnings was accounted for by (a) income tax, (b) national insurance contributions, (c) VAT, (d) other indirect taxes and (e) local taxes for (i) a single person, (ii) a married couple who are both working and (iii) a married couple with two children on (A) 50 per cent., (B) 75 per cent., (C) 100 per cent., (D) 150 per cent., (E) 200 per cent., (F) 500 per cent. and (G) 1,000 per cent. of average earnings in each year since 1997.
(25296)
176  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what positions in (a) his Department and (b) all executive agencies for which his Department is responsible are filled by employees who are employed on temporary contracts of (i) 51 weeks' and (ii) less than 51 weeks' duration.
(25513)
177  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many investigations for tax fraud were carried out in each year since 1997; and what was the success rate of those investigations.
(25301)
178  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax remained uncollected at the end of each fiscal year since 1978-79.
(25302)
179  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance has been issued in respect of the recruitment and appointment of non-permanent employees in (a) his Department and (b) all executive agencies supervised by his Department; and if he will publish the full terms of employment as specified to employees in his Department and the executive agencies for which he is responsible who are employed on a temporary contract of (i) 51 weeks' and (ii) less than 51 weeks' duration.
(25514)
180  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many written Parliamentary questions to his Department in the past 12 months had not received a full answer within five weeks of the question being tabled.
(25300)
181  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs in manufacturing were lost between the second quarter of 1997 and the latest date for which figures are available.
(25293)
182  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the working families tax credit on the income levels of the poorest working families in the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency.
(25424)
183  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the cost to the UK of participation in the campaign against terrorism.
(25417)
184  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent developments have taken place in the United Kingdom to reduce child poverty.
(25904)
185  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25331)
186  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December, Official Report, column 33W, on working families tax credit, how many families had an increase in net income due to the working families tax credit regime of (a) 0 to 10 per cent., (b) 10 to 20 per cent., (c) 100 to 110 per cent., (d) 110 to 120 per cent., (e) 120 to 130 per cent., (f) 130 to 140 per cent. and (g) 140 to 150 per cent.
(25207)
187  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on where the Treasury will source the funding for the increase in the net cash requirement of the Export Credits Guarantee Department in the Winter Supplementary Estimates.
(25210)
188  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment HM Customs has made of the volume of trade into the United Kingdom of bushmeat.
(25809)
189  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answers of 25th October, Official Report, column 374W, 21st November, Official Report, column 360W, 30th November, Official Report, column 1217W, and 17th December, Official Report, column 28W, on international tax recoveries and with specific regard to the table analysing recoveries, 25th October, Official Report, column 375W, how much was recovered in total under all heads of recovery in the year ending 31st March 2000 from taxpayers falling in all the bands from less than £1 million to £10 million to £50 million inclusive.
(25204)
190  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Annual Report by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for the year ending 31st March 2001 will be published.
(25205)
191  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December, Official Report, column 199W, when he will publish the evaluation of the updating of the impact of the WFTC and DPTC.
(25346)
192  
  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18th December, Offical Report, column 199W, if the impact on business of the Tax Credits Bill will be known before he has announced the relevant rates and tapers in the 2002 budget.
(25820)
193  
  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to make all Treasury publications available to honourable Members through the Vote Office.
(25613)
194  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25478)
195  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met his Irish counterpart to discuss action against oils fraud in Northern Ireland; and what the outcome of those discussions was.
(25740)
196  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the Customs target for 2000-01 for asset seizures resulting from action against tobacco smuggling; what was the sum total of such asset seizures in that year; and if he will make a statement.
(25739)
197  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to lower the duty on biodiesel to the same rate of tax as that levied on road fuel gases; and if he will make a statement.
(25688)
198  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to lower the duty on bioethanol fuel; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on encouraging the use of biofuels.
(25687)
199  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the savings to the Exchequer which would result from restricting the tax relief to individuals on (a) defined benefit, (b) defined contribution, (c) group personel and (d) personal pensions to a level that would provide an income in retirement just above benefit levels; and if he will make a statement.
(25736)
200  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by local authority area those industrial and provident societies with registered addresses in London.
(25456)
201  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who the beneficiaries were of tax breaks to the film industry in the last 12 months; and what sums were involved.
(25284)
202  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will freeze the assets of organisations in the United Kingdom that finance (a) Hamas, (b) Fatah and (c) other Palestinian and Middle East terrorist organisations.
(25459)
203  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the tax exemptions for research into diseases of the developing world announced in the 2001 Budget will include African trypanosomosis.
(25263)
204  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider the flexibility to cope with economic change of EU institutions and economies within the euro zone in his assessment of the economic tests for UK adoption of the euro.
(25312)
205  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received concerning the arrest of Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai; and what action his Department is taking to investigate this matter.
(25683)
206  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received linking the Lashkar-e-Toiba group to the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament building on 13th December.
(25682)
207  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what account he is taking of the Democracy and Economic Recovery Act 2001 in his policy towards Zimbabwe.
(25693)
208  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the Government is taking to identify organisations with links to (a) Hamas, (b) Islamic Jihad and (c) other bodies identified by the United States as terrorist organisations.
(25679)
209  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with members of the (a) Indian and (b) Pakistan governments concerning the recent terrorist attacks on the Indian Parliament.
(25678)
210  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has received from coalition partners concerning the decision by the Israeli Government to end diplomatic contact with Chairman Arafat.
(25680)
211  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department has received concerning the development of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq since 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(25681)
212  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects those indicted for war crimes in the Balkans to be transferred to the Hague Tribunal.
(25429)
213  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further measures he is proposing to combat international drug trafficking.
(25432)
214  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role Britain is playing in helping to prepare countries applying for accession to the EU.
(25433)
215  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent elections in Kosovo.
(25430)
216  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with President Bush's Administration about its present and future role in securing peace in the Middle East.
(25423)
217  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contacts his Department has had with UK nationals in Zimbabwe concerning their safety during the present unrest.
(25420)
218  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what encouragement he has given to President Musharraf to return Pakistan to democracy during 2002.
(25431)
219  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the EU is playing in seeking to make progress towards peace in the Middle East.
(25415)
220  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact on British (a) business and (b) jobs of the next wave of EU enlargement.
(25731)
221  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations Her Majesty's Government has made to the Government of the Ivory Coast to implement the recommendation of the Reconciliation Forum, to allow Alassane Ouattara to contest future elections by granting him a certificate of nationality; and if he will make a statement.
(24362)
222  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress in raising concerns about the situation in Barrancabermeja, and Magdalena Medio with the Columbian Government.
(25906)
223  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the treatment of Christians in Indonesia.
(25730)
224  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Romanian Government regarding their embargo on inter-country adoption which prohibits United Kingdom citizens from adopting Romanian children.
(25152)
225  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Vietnamese Government concerning the treatment of Christians in Vietnam.
(25295)
226  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999, and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25337)
227  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his latest assessment is of likely political developments in Liberia; and if he will make a statement.
(25422)
228  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is towards Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.
(25406)
229  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Colombian Government about the situation in Barrancabermeja and Magdalene Medino.
(25363)
230  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals, domiciled in Scotland, are held in prison in foreign countries, broken down by (a) country of imprisonment, (b) gender of prisoner and (c) nature of the offence.
(25911)
231  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what impact the recent conflict in the occupied territories has had on (a) the Lebanon, (b) Syria, (c) Jordan and (d) Egypt; and if he will make a statement.
(25524)
232  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support national reconciliation in Angola; and if he will make a statement.
(25752)
233  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he intends to commission a formal study of the pre-sift system at overseas posts.
(25686)
234  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if guidance has been sent to overseas posts about the authenticity of documents with (a) spelling and (b) grammatical errors as a result of the report of the Independent Monitor.
(25685)
235  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken in response to the proposal by the independent monitor that future statistics on entry clearance applications should allow refusal rates to be ascertained by reference to (a) gender and (b) age group.
(25684)
236  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to Chairman Arafat regading terrorism emanating from within the Palestinian Authority.
(25462)
237  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the number of terrorist attacks carried out by members of the Fatah from within the Palestinian Authority since October 2000.
(25463)
238  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made towards the Israeli government regarding the peace process in the Middle East.
(25461)
239  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the recent meetings in the last twelve months that have taken place between British Government Ministers and the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom at which the Middle East was discussed.
(25460)
240  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the individual terrorist organisations which operate within (a) Syria and (b) Iran.
(25466)
241  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of which organisations were responsible for the terrorist attack on a bus in the West Bank on Wednesday 12th December 2001.
(25465)
242  
N  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of which organisations were responsible for the terrorist attack in the Israeli town of Afula on Tuesday 27th November.
(25464)
243  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Belgian counterpart concerning the preservation for posterity of landscape features associated with battlefields of the Great War.
(25390)
244  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to establish which overseas healthcare providers can provide high standards of care and good value for money in treating NHS patients.
(25347)
245  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money his Department allocated for (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002 and (d) 2003, to monitor the effectiveness and value for money of the ward housekeeper scheme.
(25360)
246  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department will monitor the effectiveness and value for money of the ward housekeeper scheme.
(25362)
247  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money his Department has allocated to (a) implement and (b) run the ward housekeeper scheme in (i) 2000, and (ii) 2001; and what his projected expenditure is on the programme for the next three years.
(25361)
248  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure for the Camden and Islington health action zones has been since its inception; and what spending is planned for this financial year.
(25827)
249  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to complete an inter-country adoption agreement with Belarus.
(25153)
250  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of General Practitioners about recognising ME as a clinical condition by GPs.
(25393)
251  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned into the diagnosis and treatment of ME.
(25394)
252  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will issue guidance to health authorities to ensure that ME is recognised as a clinical condition by GPs and that patients are referred to appropriate specialists.
(25395)
253  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25335)
254  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the first NHS patients to go abroad for treatment, funded by the NHS.
(25518)
255  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from private sector health organisations against (a) the Government sending patients abroad for NHS funded treatment and (b) allowing healthcare companies or staff from abroad to operate in NHS hospitals.
(25519)
256  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the side effects of tricyclic antidepressants and selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors; and what evidence he has collated on their impact on suicidal tendencies in their users.
(25436)
257  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the number of radiographers working in the NHS.
(25381)
258  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop national occupational standards in mental health; and if he will make a statement.
(24993)
259  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care home establishments have (a) closed and (b) opened in East Sussex in each of the past five years for which figures are available.
(25614)
260  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Medical Control Agency about greater controls on the use of Roaccutane and better information on the packaging of this drug.
(25364)
261  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if all porters employed at the Hereford County Hospital have the same pay and conditions of employment; and if he will make a statement.
(25531)
262  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25476)
263  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the work of the UK Human Tissue Bank; if he will make a statement on their work; what advice has been issued to NHS trusts about the collection by the UK Human Tissue Bank of non-transplantable human tissue from hospitals nationwide; what has been done to encourage the use of human tissue by scientists operating within the UK; and what evidence he has collated as to the efficacy of using human tissue rather than animal subjects in tests.
(25444)
264  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the timetable for ERDIP sites to submit proposals under the Modernisation Enabling Project; and what plans he has to invite tenders from outside the Electronic Record Development and Implementation Programme on electronic access to patient records.
(25321)
265  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the district audit report into the management of waiting lists at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
(25497)
266  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the (a) progress and (b) likely future timescale of each of the hospital PFI projects which have been selected as pilots for the contracting-out of the management of ancillary staff.
(25496)
267  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress and timescale of the PFI Scheme for additional doctors' and nurses' accommodation at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
(25511)
268  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the legal status is of the land at Stoke Mandeville Hospital which was sold to Persimmon Homes in 1998.
(25510)
269  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the receipts were of the sale in 1998 of land at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to Persimmon Homes.
(25507)
270  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report commissioned by NHS Estates into the sale in 1998 of land at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to Persimmon Homes.
(25506)
271  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's standard guidance for good practice in the advertising and sale of surplus estate.
(25509)
272  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the sale in 1998 by his Department of land at Stoke Mandeville Hospital was advertised.
(25508)
273  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is towards the suspension from hospital waiting lists of patients recovering from the first stage of a bilateral procedure.
(25499)
274  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will state, in respect of the patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital who were found in the district audit investigation to have been suspended irregularly from waiting lists, how many were patients (a) waiting for the second stage of a bilateral procedure, (b) who self-deferred having declined a reasonable treatment plan and (c) who were suspended without reason.
(25498)
275  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the district audit analysis of alleged waiting list irregularities at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
(25501)
276  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the suspension from hospital waiting lists of patients who are prepared to consent to suspension in order to be treated by a named consultant.
(25500)
277  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of the National Patient Access Team into waiting list management at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
(25503)
278  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to answer the questions tabled by the honourable Member for Aylesbury on 26th November, Refs. 19317 and 19322.
(25502)
279  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his plans for the land at Stoke Mandeville Hospital which is now in his ownership.
(25505)
280  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he now intends to announce a decision on the proposed merger of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the South Buckinghamshire NHS trusts.
(25504)
281  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to consult the (a) retiring and (b) incoming chairmen of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust on their preferred date for the transfer of their responsibilities; and if he will make a statement.
(25404)
282  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list NHS trusts by length of average waiting time (a) to see an orthopaedic specialist and (b) for a non-emergency orthopaedic operation.
(25449)
283  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list average accident and emergency waiting times by NHS trust for (a) triage and (b) definitive treatment in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(25450)
284  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to monitor health and safety standards in operating theatres.
(25358)
285  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths attributed to solvent abuse there have been in each year since 1995.
(25448)
286  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the NHS trusts in England where more than 10 per cent. of patients are suspended from the waiting list for an inpatient operation.
(25491)
287  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances an NHS trust can withhold the employment history of staff seeking employment in another part of the NHS.
(25490)
288  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to seek information from the chief executive of each NHS trust about possible inappropriate adjustments to inpatient waiting lists.
(25489)
289  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will increase funding for voluntary organisations providing care services for people with head injuries.
(25452)
290  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to increase support and training for head injury survivors.
(25453)
291  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to compile up-to-date epidemiological data on the extent and severity of traumatic brain injury.
(25454)
292  
N  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made on the waiting time for a general practitioner appointment; and if he will make a statement.
(24010)
293  
N  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what health authority areas in England have recently identified difficulties in recruiting general practitioners.
(24006)
294  
N  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department intends to take to increase the supply of general practitioners in England.
(24007)
295  
N  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the standard of general practitioner surgery; and what percentage have full disabled access and facilities.
(24008)
296  
N  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds are available for improvement of (a) general practitioner surgeries and (b) disabled access and facilities at general practitioner surgeries.
(24009)
297  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the correlation between inadequate coverage of NHS dentistry in a given area and a higher than average incidence of oral cancer.
(25389)
298  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November, Official Report, column 737W, when his Department expects to receive the assessment by Professor Protti of the Information for Health Strategy.
(25350)
299  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November, Official Report, column 737W, if he will establish standards to facilitate data quality maintenance, data transfer and data sharing.
(25351)
300  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what grants are available to (a) local authorities and (b) private nursing and residential homes to assist in the provision of additional places in such homes; when the most recent invitations to bid for such grants were issued and to whom; what resources are available for such grants; when bids close and decisions will be made on bids; and if he will make a statement.
(24948)
301  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he collates on (a) the number of elderly people in each local authority in need of residential nursing and domiciliary care and (b) the number in receipt of such care.
(24949)
302  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he collates on the number of elderly people in each local authority (a) resident in care houses and (b) receiving domiciliary care (i) paid for privately and (ii) paid for by the local authority.
(24947)
303  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the future of pharmacy within the National Health Service.
(25534)
304  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that pharmacists are represented on each of the primary care trusts when they are fully established.
(25535)
305  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to replace the Global Sum approach to the payment of pharmacists for dispensing NHS prescriptions.
(25537)
306  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to pharmacists for the dispensing of prescriptions; how many prescriptions were dispensed; and what was the unit cost allowed for each prescription in each year from 1992 to 2001.
(25536)
307  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislation to prevent occupation of public parks, sports grounds and open spaces by travellers, and for their immediate eviction.
(25917)
308  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the prison population at HMP Lewes in each month since January 2001; and what the (a) recommended and (b) absolute capacity of the prison is.
(25378)
309  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the compatability of the provisions within the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 permitting the blanket retention of data with the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights.
(25817)
310  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December, Official Report, column 239W, on the budget of the Assisted Prisoner Visits Unit, how much of the budget for 2001-02 is expected to be paid to assist (a) foreign nationals and (b) UK nationals to visit those held in prisons in England and Wales.
(25620)
311  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her statement of 17th December, Official Report, column 7, on sex offenders, for what reason she has concluded that it is not in the interests of child protection to make people's names and addresses widely accessible in the community; and if she will make a statement.
(25515)
312  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which countries do not deport their own nationals to the UK under existing extradition treaties but will be obliged to do so under the Common European Arrest Warrant proposals.
(25419)
313  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were held in detention under immigration regulations at the most recent available date; and of these how many were appealing against removal.
(25825)
314  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made under the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001.
(25824)
315  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the names of those detained under the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(25789)
316  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the names of those he has detained under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(25209)
317  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further action he proposes to take in respect of Abu Hamza al-Masri and the two other men arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.
(25208)
318  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999, and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25336)
319  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December, (15273), when he expects to conclude the final list of categories of data to be stored on the micro-chip on the asylum seeker identification card.
(25278)
320  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been awarded medical pensions, and what these figures are as a percentage of their local force broken down by (a) each year since 1997 and (b) force, giving the average age of those receiving such a pension in each force for each year.
(25441)
321  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes he is proposing to the procedure whereby officers can resign when they are subject to sentence for criminal offences.
(25442)
322  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and, (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25474)
323  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy on the award of early pensions on medical grounds to serving police officers.
(25440)
324  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) budgeted, (b) actual and (c) projected expenditure by the Immigration and Nationality directorate in each year from 1995 to the end of the current Comprehensive Spending Review period; and if he will make a statement.
(25744)
325  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will state against each category of appeal, and for the last full year for which records are kept (a) the (i) target and (ii) actual time for despatch of explanatory statements by entry clearance officers from notification by unsuccessful applicants of their notice of appeal, (b) the time such statements are held in the Home Office before being sent to the Immigration Appellate Authority and (c) for what reason figures are not published in the Home Office Annual Report; what proposals he has for reducing the delay; and if he will make a statement.
(25349)
326  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to monitor health and safety in prisons.
(25438)
327  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suicides have taken place at Styal Womens' Prison in each of the last 10 years.
(25493)
328  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the ratio of prison staff to inmates at Styal Womens' Prison in each of the last 10 years.
(25494)
329  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates at Styal Womens' Prison are receiving treatment for drug addiction.
(25492)
330  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the recruitment of police officers to the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
(25304)
331  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the driver improvement scheme in reducing road traffic accidents; if he plans to assist those on low incomes with the fees and with loss of earnings while attending; and if he will make a statement.
(25303)
332  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December, Official Report, column 237W, how much funding was provided by central government to neighbourhood watch in each of the financial years from 1997-98 to 2001-02; and how much will be provided in the next financial year.
(25305)
333  
  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the protection of children from exploitation through the Internet.
(25398)
334  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what has been the cost to date since the opening of Portcullis House of (a) maintenance, (b) remedial action to rectify faults and (c) action to introduce improvements requested by honourable Members; if he will produce a detailed list in respect of (b) and (c) above, with itemised costs; and if he will make a statement.
(25377)
335  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when (a) the Commission and (b) the Chairman last held a formal meeting with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(25691)
336  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December, to what extent the commitment to provide the resources required to support the role of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards will be judged by (a) the Commission, (b) by the internal auditors and (c) by the Commissioner.
(25149)
337  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission agreed to pay the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards for four days a week; when the Commission first understood the average days worked was five days a week; and when, why and how it decided to offer the next term at three days a week.
(25148)
338  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December, Official Report, column 2W, on the Parliamentary Commission for Standards, when the Chairman of the Commission was first told the letter dated 28th November had been openly made available to the media on the afternoon of Tuesday 4th December; and when he was first told that some of its contents had been confirmed on the forenoon.
(25037)
339  
N  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what policy the Commission has adopted in relation to the correction of information concerning the recent letter from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(25533)
340  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what help the Government is giving to sustain supplies and services to Afghanistan over the winter.
(25416)
341  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the United Kingdom's financial assistance to the United Nations Poverty Development Programme was in each of the last three years.
(25902)
342  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to link future aid to Vietnam to improvements in human rights.
(25294)
343  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many complaints have been reported in her Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25339)
344  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact Department-funded infrastructure projects in West and Central Africa have on the trade in bushmeat.
(25819)
345  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to tackle the trade in bushmeat.
(25812)
346  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is offering to the Great Apes Survival Project.
(25806)
347  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding (a) has been granted by her Department to projects connected to the trade in bushmeat in West and Central Africa in each year since 1999 and (b) is projected for (i) 2002, (ii) 2003 and (iii) 2004.
(25808)
348  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what mitigation measures are taken to prevent the trade in bushmeat on Department-funded infrastructure projects; and what assessment has been made of their effectiveness.
(25815)
349  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if an environmental impact assessment is carried out on every infrastructure project funded by her Department.
(25816)
350  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has held with representatives of African governments regarding the trade in bushmeat.
(25786)
351  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has held with logging and mining companies operating in West and Central Africa that operate in areas of high bushmeat trade.
(25807)
352  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on the future delivery of United Kingdom humanitarian aid in Sierra Leone; and if she will make a statement.
(25412)
353  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of representation by her Department in Sierra Leone she considers appropriate.
(25409)
354  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will respond to the request from the Army to have a senior official from her Department at the same senior decision-making level as the Army officers in the field in Sierra Leone.
(25414)
355  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on the need for her Department's officials in-country to have equivalent decision-making powers and be at the equivalent decision making level as military and diplomatic counterparts.
(25411)
356  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her assessment is of links between Sierra Leone and Liberia and the effect of these on the delivery of United Kingdom humanitarian aid; and if she will make a statement.
(25410)
357  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to provide assistance (a) directly and (b) through other agencies, to assist orphans in Afghanistan.
(25910)
358  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial assistance is provided to Angola; what proportion is used to promote reconciliation in that country; and if she will make a statement.
(25751)
359  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received from the World Bank and Oxfam regarding the impact of the pending sale of a military air control system by BAe Systems to the Government of Tanzania on that country's economic development; and if she will make a statement.
(25457)
360  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the (a) charities and (b) NGOs she funds which work in the Palestinian territories.
(25268)
361  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department provides to displaced people in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.
(25267)
362  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money her Department has (a) allocated and (b) given to Cities Alliance.
(25265)
363  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to support efforts to raise awareness of trypanosomosis in Africa.
(25262)
364  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's (a) funds disbursed though the European Union and (b) bilateral aid budget go to the Palestinian territories.
(25269)
365  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department had at the European Council's meeting in Laeken; and if she will make a statement.
(25274)
366  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on food distribution in Afghanistan.
(25271)
367  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department is doing to support research and development into new drugs to combat African trypanosomosis.
(25260)
368  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department has taken in response to (a) the recent outbreak of ebola in Gabon, and (b) the cases reported in Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(25266)
369  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the number of displaced people in Tora Bora region; and what assistance is being provided to those people.
(25272)
370  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral spending in the Palestinian territories goes towards furthering peace and security in the region.
(25270)
371  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to developing countries wishing to (a) ratify and (b) implement the UN convention against organised trans-national crimes.
(25264)
372  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on (a) the provision of aid to and (b) the standards in refugee camps in Pakistan.
(25273)
373  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department is doing to ensure that treatment for African trypanosomosis is more widely available in Africa.
(25261)
374  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been the saving to public funds from the implementation of the Access to Justice Act 1999; and if she will provide a breakdown of that saving.
(25256)
375  
N  
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent discussions he has had with the courts administration on the time taken to process orders from the Scottish courts through the English court system; and if he will make a statement.
(25471)
376  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, for what reason the Public Record Office has not released files (a) CO 733, vol. 495, (b) CO 926, vol. 2084, (c) FO 492, vol. 11, (d) FO 487, vol. 11, (e) DEFE 7/389, (f) CO 537/3848, (g) CO 537/3851 and (h) CO 537/3854 for public access; and if he will make a statement.
(25520)
377  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25340)
378  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the report the Lord Chancellor has requested into the halting of a trial presided over by Judge Gabriel Hutton will be produced; if it will be made publicly available; and if he will make a statement.
(25706)
379  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and, (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25480)
380  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what action he has taken to co-ordinate the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by government departments.
(23469)
381  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25325)
382  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his statement of 5th December, Official Report, column 320, on electoral fraud, if the reflective mode on the use of national insurance numbers to combat electoral fraud has ended; and if he will make a statement on his conclusions.
(25275)
383  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on recruitment and retention in the Police Service of Northern Ireland since its inception.
(25727)
384  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will support an amendment to the rules governing the Register of Members' Interests to oblige all Members to make entries within three months of being elected.
(25255)
385  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his letter of 11th December to the honourable Member for Linlithgow in relation to the letter from the Religious Society of Friends in Britain, what encouragement Her Majesty's Government has given the US Government to ratify the Statute of the International Criminal Court.
(23646)
386  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Prime Minister, in what circumstances he would recommend the removal of the honour of OBE; and if he will make a statement.
(25392)
387  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the President of the United States concerning missile defence; and if he will make a statement.
(25628)
388  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Prime Minister, what rules govern the approval of monitoring of communications of honourable Members.
(25291)
389  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the impact of the PIU's review of energy needs will be on renewable energy generation.
(23442)
390  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what dates he has (a) met, (b) spoken by telephone to and (c) written to the President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile; and if he will place a copy of the notes of such communications in the Library.
(25618)
391  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans she has for celebrating the Queen's Golden Jubilee in Scotland.
(25428)
392  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25326)
393  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the impact on economic activity in regions beyond Lothian of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.
(25912)
394  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she is taking to promote the Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry link.
(25913)
395  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date she received the Scottish Executive document, 'Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland'; and on what date she publicised its contents.
(25540)
396  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Solicitor General, in what matters she deputises for the Attorney General.
(23683)
397  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations will apply in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the application of this directive to England, Scotland and Wales.
(25919)
398  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the national minimum wage on the income levels of people in the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency.
(25425)
399  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) penalties and (b) cautions have been issued against employers who have not complied with the national minimum wage in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) Scotland.
(25435)
400  
N  
Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's definition is of the term sustainable development.
(25311)
401  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements she is proposing for the transfer of contracts held by BNFL to the Liabilities Management Authority; and if she will make a statement.
(25408)
402  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the production of mixed oxide fuel began at the Sellafield MOX plant.
(25407)
403  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list (a) the number of industrial contracts secured by BNFL for the Sellafield MOX plant, together with their country of origin, (b) the value of these contracts and (c) the percentage of the Sellafield MOX plant reference case represented by these contracts.
(25413)
404  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on manufacturing industry in the Greater London area.
(25905)
405  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the public private partnerships that have started in Greater London in the last five years.
(25903)
406  
N  
Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact on productivity of the increased proportion of graduates in the workforce.
(25472)
407  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the change in the size of the UK pallet market in the last four years.
(25341)
408  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on what InvestoSave bids are relevant to the rate of use of sub post offices for electronic communication and transfer; and what progress is being made in this field.
(25689)
409  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints have been reported in her Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25333)
410  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will provide a breakdown of the details of the specific interest swap transactions which were used to hedge potential interest make-up costs on pipeline large aircraft sector understanding cases, as referred to in paragraph (ii) of the introduction of the Export Credits Guarantee Department Winter Supplementary Estimates.
(25211)
411  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will provide a breakdown of the details of the specific interest swap transactions which were used to hedge the cost of interest make-up on fixed rate export finance loans, as referred to in paragraph (i) of the introduction to the Export Credits Guarantee Department Winter Supplementary Estimates.
(25212)
412  
N  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date and on whose advice the decision was taken by the Export Credits Guarantee Department to purchase the interest swaps referred to in paragraphs (i) and (ii) of the introduction to the Export Credits Guarantee Department Winter Supplementary Estimates.
(25213)
413  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what basis the decision was made to grant an export licence to BAe Systems for its Military Air Traffic Control system to be sold to the Tanzania Government; and if she will make a statement.
(25830)
414  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the World Bank's study into the technology of the Military Air Traffic Control System; and if she will make a statement.
(25829)
415  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of Tanzania's need for a military air traffic control system; and if she will make a statement.
(25828)
416  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the support her Department is giving to the creation of a new primate research centre in Cambridgeshire.
(25439)
417  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by her Department; how much each scheme has available to invest; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25473)
418  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from businesses concerning the administration costs of the Renewables Obligation; and if she will make a statement.
(25629)
419  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the Ofgem review of NETA on small generators' (a) profit and (b) output since the introduction of the scheme.
(25630)
420  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government's forecast is for growth in each type of renewable energy generation.
(25631)
421  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements are in place to ensure joined up working to deliver the social regeneration and economic regeneration of the most deprived communities; and if she will make a statement.
(25522)
422  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish biographical details of each board member of each RDA in England, giving in each case the (a) party political links and (b) trade union links that each board member has had.
(25788)
423  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what initial assessment she has made of the trial of Your Guide in post offices in Leicestershire since October 2001.
(25908)
424  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what publicity has been given to the trial of Your Guide in post offices in Leicestershire since October 2001.
(25907)
425  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the trial of Your Guide in post offices in Leicestershire will continue after the end of March.
(25909)
426  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the source of the figures for the number of fuel poor households which are not connected to the gas network given in paragraph 9.12 of the UK Fuel Poverty strategy; what the definition is of fuel poverty used in this paragraph; what verification of the figure has been carried out by (a) her Department and (b) independent bodies; and if she will make a statement.
(25280)
427  
  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the progress that the UK is making in liberalising the telecoms sector.
(25397)
428  
  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representation she has received from employees of Secco Assurance at Winfrith, Dorset, about the loss of full index linked pensions that they enjoyed whilst working for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
(25391)
429  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research her Department has conducted into government research and technology support offered to the aerospace sector in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany, (c) the USA, (d) Canada and (e) France; and if she will make a statement.
(25313)
430  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the value of business covered (a) by 680 applications and (b) by export licence applications (i) granted and (ii) turned down each year since 1st May 1997.
(25735)
431  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what weight she places on the protection of jobs in areas of high unemployment when considering (a) 680 applications and (b) export licence applications.
(25734)
432  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for each year since 1997, what is the (a) average and (b) upper decile time taken to determine (i) an export licence and (ii) a 680 application.
(25387)
433  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Think Small First strategy for supporting small businesses.
(25728)
434  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library a copy of the evidence submitted to the 1998 Periodic Safety Review of Oldbury Power Station.
(25318)
435  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the reliability of the Circle Line.
(25385)
436  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on how many days in 2001 platform announcements were made advising passengers awaiting Circle Line services to take a District Line train and change elsewhere because of failure to adhere to the timetable.
(25386)
437  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the cost of maintaining the Charing Cross branch of the Jubilee Line since it was closed to passenger traffic.
(25384)
438  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the progress of the review of disabled facilities grants.
(24952)
439  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many disabled facilities grants have been made, and how much has been spent on average in each of the past five years.
(24953)
440  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department has taken to encourage Railtrack to reverse its decision to withdraw from the re-development of Gorrock station.
(25434)
441  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the chemical industry on the implementation of the proposed amendments to the Chemicals (Hazard and Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994.
(25306)
442  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the timescale for companies in the chemicals industry to implement the proposed amendments to the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994.
(25729)
443  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received from companies in the chemical industry about the impact of the proposed amendments to the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994.
(25308)
444  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the costs to the chemistry industry of implementing the proposed amendments to the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994.
(25307)
445  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the minimum time is after which a newly recruited train driver would be permitted to drive a train (a) at present and (b) five years ago; in each case, whether they would be supervised; and for how long.
(24992)
446  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with Westminster City Council concerning the recovery of the money due from Dame Shirley Porter and David Weeks; and if he will make a statement.
(25382)
447  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Highways Agency is (a) to start and (b) to finish its review of the plans on the A14 road improvements; when he will start consultation on the plans; whether the proposed public transport element of the plans will cover from Huntingdon to Cambridge; when he will complete the public transport element of the plans; and whether he will provide financing to complete the road element of the plans.
(25147)
448  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25338)
449  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December, Official Report, column 225W, on social housing, if he will list the sources of funding for the remaining new social housing new build units.
(25539)
450  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is on the European Union White Paper, European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to Decide.
(25365)
451  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many written representations he has received from people in the Wealden constituency expressing support for an elected regional assembly in the South East of England in the last 12 months.
(25615)
452  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the legal status is of offer documents sent to council tenants prior to a ballot on stock transfer; and if plans within such documents are binding on new landlords.
(25257)
453  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish a summary of the responses he received to the consultation paper on Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation in England, issued by his Department in 1999; and if he will place copies of the responses in the Library.
(25541)
454  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to replace the housing fitness standard by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System; and if he will make a statement.
(25610)
455  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) households and (b) people in private rented HMO dwellings there are in England, broken down by (i) traditional and bedsit HMOs, (ii) shared houses and flats, (iii) households with lodgers and (iv) HMO buildings converted into flats.
(25542)
456  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many private rented houses in multiple occupation accommodation units and dwellings there are in England, broken down by (a) traditional and bedsit HMOs, (b) shared houses and flats, (c) households with lodgers and (d) HMO buildings converted into flats.
(25590)
457  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to undertake formal consulatation on reforms to the Housing (Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations 1990; and if he will make a statement.
(25543)
458  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost was of the development and piloting of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and of version 1 of The Guidance between when the Legal Research Institute at the University of Warwick was commissioned to undertake this work; when the report on the system's development and The Guidance were published; and what is the estimated cost of the further research projects designed to refine the system due to be completed during 2002.
(25544)
459  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish a summary of the responses he received to the consultation paper on the replacment of the housing fitness standard by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
(25611)
460  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25479)
461  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received regarding vertical integration of sections of the rail system.
(25914)
462  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Strategic Rail Authority and (b) Scottish Ministers regarding the re-opening of the Waverley rail route from Edinburgh to Carlisle.
(25916)
463  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made in the conduct of a rail capacity study for East-Central Scotland, with particular reference to services to and from England.
(25915)
464  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) LPG and (b) natural gas refuelling depots there are in (i) the UK and (ii) Wales; and if he will provide a list of where these points in Wales are.
(25632)
465  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he is taking to ensure that the availability of grants to convert vehicles to run on LPG which are available from PowerShift is widely publicised.
(25624)
466  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many applications there have been for PowerShift grants for converting vehicles to run on LPG; and how many grants have been approved.
(25623)
467  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the number of new dwellings to be completed by (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords using the funds provided for this purpose in each of the years of the current Comprehensive Spending Review.
(25742)
468  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the local authorities subject to capping in the local government finance settlement; the amount forgone by each of those authorities and the average reduction to all local authorities if the cap had not been introduced; and if he will make a statement.
(25748)
469  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the methodology used to carry out corporate governance reviews of local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(25741)
470  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what arrangements are in place to ensure joined up working to deliver the social regeneration and economic regeneration in the most deprived communities; and if he will make a statement.
(25523)
471  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many homeless households are in (a) temporary and (b) bed and breakfast accommodation in each region of the country; what steps are being taken to reduce these numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(25737)
472  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those local authorities who have (a) completed, (b) are undergoing and (c) will start in the year to the end of April 2002 a corporate governance review; and if he will make a statement.
(25738)
473  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate has been made of the total amount owed to (a) creditors and (b) the Government by Railtrack plc on (i) 7th October and (ii) 7th December; and what the projected figures are to the end of March 2002.
(25743)
474  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to restrict the subjects raised in parish polls to matters for which the council organising the poll has responsibility.
(25616)
475  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the rules on parish polls to require any voter adding his or her name to the request for a poll on a particular issue to declare any interest that they may have in the subject of the poll; and if he will make a statement.
(25400)
476  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase the threshold of the numbers of voters required to request a parish poll in large parish and town councils; and if he will make a statement.
(25401)
477  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December, Official Report, column 800W, on Evron, if new ownership of the former Evron power station at Teesside qualifies for investigation.
(25437)
478  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list each (a) public relations and (b) advertising firm that has been employed by his Department and its predecessor since 1997, indicating the subject area and campaign they worked on in each case.
(25710)
479  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the GLA precept on the council tax of London boroughs in reaching the local government settlement for (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(25707)
480  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the average length of time taken by district auditors to respond to complaints by councillors in the latest year for which figures are available.
(25709)
481  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many cases of complaints from councillors to district auditors are outstanding; and how many of these have been outstanding since (a) 1998, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000.
(25708)
482  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 137, what impact the change in grant to shire districts will have on the overall local government settlement; and from which budget the additional funding required will be taken.
(25842)
483  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral Answer of 18th December, Official Report, column 137, if he will set out the adjustments which will be made to the 2001-02 baseline for shire districts and the basis of the new calculation.
(25841)
484  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral Answer of 18th Decemeber, Official Report, column 137, if he will list (a) the alternative baseline for 2001-02 for each shire district, (b) the increase in grant based on 2.3 per cent. increase on the (i) original baseline and (ii) revised.
(25840)
485  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral statement of 4th December, Official Report, column 168, if he will set out his reasons for introducing a minimum level of grant increase for the Greater London Authority; and what assessment he has made of the impact of that decision.
(25843)
486  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he is taking to monitor health and safety standards for sewage workers.
(25446)
487  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will encourage police and highways authorities to post on their websites details of the location of speed cameras; and if he will make a statement.
(25388)
488  
N  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made by the Social Exclusion Unit to reduce the number of rough sleepers.
(23455)
489  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25327)
490  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action the Government will take to facilitate the provision of (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit to lone mothers raising children on their own and not forming part of a married couple.
(25258)
491  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of the adult population owned one or more shares in (a) the latest year for which figures are available and (b) each year since 1997.
(25292)
492  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact he expects the reforms of the working of the Child Support Agency will have on (a) the time taken to assess new claims and (b) the time devoted to pursuing non-compliant fathers.
(25421)
493  
  
David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the value of the extra investment in help to the unemployed represented by the new Jobcentre Plus pilot offices in Inverclyde.
(25418)
494  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been reported in his Department under paragraph 11 of the Civil Service Code since 13th May 1999; and how many of them related to special advisers.
(25329)
495  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the average time he has taken to answer written questions from the honourable Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak over the past three months; and if he will make a statement.
(25711)
496  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if a pensioner (a) in receipt and (b) not in receipt of income support in winter 2000 was eligible for the winter fuel payment in winter 2000; and if payment was automatic.
(25259)
497  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on proposals to remove protective screens from Benefits Agencies in the Teesside area; what consultation was carried out with Benefits Agency staff in Teesside about proposals to remove protective screens from Benefits Agencies; if he will make a statement on (a) recent and (b) possible future strike action taken by Benefits Agency staff in Teesside in protest at the removal of screens from benefits agencies; and what precautions will be taken to protect the safety of Benefits Agency staff concerned about dealing with violent or disturbed customers in the event that protective screens are removed from Benefits Agencies.
(25443)
498  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what schemes targeting urban regeneration needs are managed by his Department; how much each scheme has available to invest nationally; what issues each scheme aims to tackle; and how much has been spent annually since 1997 (a) nationally, (b) in Teesside, (c) in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils and (d) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(25475)
499  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people retiring who will receive a pension above benefit levels (i) this year, (ii) in 2005, (iii) in 2010, (iv) in 2020, (v) in 2030 and (vi) in 2040; and if he will make a statement.
(25749)
500  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) budgeted and (b) actual expenditure on (i) grants and (ii) loans from the Social Fund in the Leaside district in each year since 1990 indicating the number and amount of applications in each case for each year; and if he will make a statement.
(25750)
501  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value of benefits paid through the post offices was in each year since 1995.
(25359)
502  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the number of sarccidosis sufferers in receipt of disability living allowance.
(25483)
503  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expenditure was, inclusive of outturn or estimated outturn expenditure, on (a) housing benefit rent rebates, and (b) housing benefit rent allowances for (i) housing associaton tenants and (ii) private tenants in each year from 1992-93 to 2000-01.
(25276)
504  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budgeted expenditure is for (a) housing benefit rent rebates, and (b) housing benefit rent allowances for (i) housing association tenants only, and (ii) private tenants in each year from 2001-02 to 2003-04.
(25277)
505  
  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to designate cervical spondylosis as a registered industrial injury.
(25399)
506  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Stoke on Trent North, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England he expects to receive a guaranteed winter fuel payment of £200 this winter.
(25527)
507  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Stoke on Trent North, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England he expects to have a guaranteed income of £98 per week from next April; and if he will make a statement.
(25526)
508  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd November 2001, Official Report, column 538W, on Expenditure (Initiatives), if he will specify the table number and the page number in the Department for Education and Employment departmental report 2001-02 to 2003-04 which contain details of the amount budgeted in each financial year for the planned lifetime of each initiative.
(25787)
509  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the role of affinity groups in the promotion of stakeholder pensions; and if he will estimate the number of pensions sold through this route.
(25320)
510  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of claimants in receipt of (a) retirement pension, (b) the minimum income guarantee and (c) attendance allowance for whom he has appointed a third party who is acting on behalf of the claimant.
(25319)
511  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out the national baseline targets for the total weekly benefit savings to be achieved by local authorities in each year since the introduction of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on (a) the basis on which the level of these targets were determined and (b) the performance of local authorities in meeting these targets in each year.
(25732)
512  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister for Women, what recent discussions she has had with her European Union counterparts on women's issues.
(25512)
513  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has collated on the number of prosecutions against contractors for dangerous plumbing and electrical work in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (25839)
514  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people living in the London Borough of Wandsworth are in receipt of the working families tax credit.
[Transferred] (25900)


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