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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 10 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 10 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 10th JANUARY
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26328)
2  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what was the total cost incurred by the travelling party during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25637)
3  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, at which hotels and other facilities he stayed during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25639)
4  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations he made on behalf of UK companies during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25641)
5  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many letters to honourable Members were sent by him during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December; and, of these, how many were (a) personally signed by him and (b) signed on his behalf by others.
(25643)
6  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many days during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December he had fewer than (a) two hours and (b) four hours of official meetings.
(25645)
7  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials accompanied him during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25636)
8  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials of other Governments he met during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25638)
9  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which agreements were reached with other governments during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December; and if he will publish the full text of each.
(25640)
10  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what commercial sponsorship was (a) sought and (b) received for his activities during his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25642)
11  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the purposes and results of his official visits overseas between 26th November and 11th December.
(25644)
12  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26315)
13  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in South Tyneside (a) pay for a television licence and (b) receive a free licence.
(25924)
14  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the policy is of South East Arts for making grants to small theatre companies promoting greater understanding of Shakespeare for young people.
(25770)
15  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the grants of £50,000 or less paid out by South East Arts to organisations in the South East in (a) 2001 and (b) 2000.
(25769)
16  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to encourage the British Broadcasting Corporation to reinstate the playing of the National Anthem at the end of the day.
(26457)
17  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will establish a national sports museum; and if she will make a statement.
(26095)
18  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Heritage Lottery Fund's policy is on (a) funding retrospective conversion projects and (b) providing information on and increasing access to British cultural heritage in UK libraries.
(26577)
19  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason funding for the ENSEMBLE retrospective conversion bid has been made dependent on the development of the BiP web interface.
(26576)
20  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July 2001, Official Report, column 518 W, what was the origin of the substance prilidoxine mesylate which was deposited into the sea off the north Cornish coast when Chemical Defence Establishment Nancekuke was decommissioned.
(26628)
21  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records there are of the origin of chemicals used at the Chemical Defence Establishment Nancekuke.
(26199)
22  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has been informed by his United States counterpart of the locations in which cluster bombs have been used by US armed forces in Afghanistan since the beginning of December.
(26433)
23  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of benefits there are going to be to Tanzania from the deal to supply a military air traffic control system.
(26045)
24  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much progress was made at the Review Conference for the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons to reduce the hazard to civilians from (a) cluster bombs in particular and (b) unexploded ordnance in general.
(26047)
25  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fully-trained navigators would be required by the RAF if it was fully recruited; how many are available; what steps he is taking to improve training facilities for navigators; and if he will make a statement.
(25154)
26  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November 2001, Official Report, column 662W, how many C130Ks he plans to decommission in each year over the next 10 years; and when he plans to have completed its phasing out.
(26623)
27  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints he has received from local residents about (a) low flying, (b) aircraft noise and (c) night flying at (i) RAF Brize Norton and (ii) RAF Lyneham in the last five years.
(26342)
28  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been carried on tactical exercises from (a) Brize Norton and (b) Lyneham in each of the last five years.
(26343)
29  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what penalty would be payable on the cancellation of the Armington Homes 100 year contract for married quarters at RAF Lyneham.
(26344)
30  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the projected noise foot print of the A400M; and what is the noise footprint of the Hercules C130J.
(26346)
31  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what environmental impact assessment he carries out when considering the closure, move or expansion of a military base.
(26345)
32  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to close a runway at RAF Lyneham.
(26624)
33  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of flying hours were lost at (a) Lyneham and (b) Brize Norton in each of the last five years on account of (i) ice, (ii) fog and (iii) wind.
(26625)
34  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate how many aircraft movements take place on an annual basis at (a) RAF Lyneham and (b) RAF Brize Norton; and how many of them were (i) in daylight and (ii) at night.
(26626)
35  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the protection of MoD defence computer networks from potential cyber attacks since 11th September.
(26634)
36  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the need for additional warm weather clothing and footwear for soldiers deployed in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(26641)
37  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many MoD police officers and staff there were in January (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002.
(26640)
38  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from his Canadian counterpart regarding the deployment of Canadian troops in Afghanistan; and if Canadian troops will be deployed as a part of the International Security Assistance Force.
(26645)
39  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the nations which have offered to contribute to the International Security Assistance Force; and if he will make a statement.
(26644)
40  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the approved number for the (a) Ministry of Defence police, (b) Royal Military Police, (c) Military Provost Guard Service, (d) RAF Police; and if he will make a statement.
(26637)
41  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the proposed manning level is for each of the next three years for the (a) Ministry of Defence police, (b) Royal Military Police, (c) Military Provost Guard Service and (d) RAF Police; and if he will make a statement.
(26639)
42  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to set up a cyber-warfare unit in his Ministry.
(26635)
43  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Defence Police Federation on the size of the MoD police establishment since 11th September; and if he will make a statement.
(26636)
44  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-EU troops have been committed to the International Security Assistance Force; and if he will make a statement.
(26643)
45  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) NATO, (b) EU and (c) US and (d) Canadian counterparts regarding the deployment of armed forces to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
(26642)
46  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what percentage of applicants to the (a) Army, (b) RAF, (c) Royal Navy and (d) Royal Marines were turned down on medical grounds in each quarter of the last seven years, broken down by gender.
(26136)
47  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use his Department has made of services provided by the Government Actuary's Department in each of the last four years.
(23956)
48  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what studies the Defence Analytical Statistical Agency has carried out in the last four years which have involved data on servicemen and women who had already retired.
(23957)
49  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) establishment and (b) strength is of the Worcester and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.
(25467)
50  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many three year olds attended Government-funded pre-school education in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 in the Falmouth and Camborne constituency.
(26200)
51  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26325)
52  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish the number of teacher vacancies in maintained schools in each local education authority area in January.
(26583)
53  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there are in England broken down by local education authority area; and in each case what the figure is as a percentage of the establishment figure at the time of the annual census of teachers in January 2002.
(26400)
54  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the number of occasional teachers working in each LEA area on the date of the 2002 census of teachers in service giving the percentage which this comprises of the total number of teachers working in that authority.
(25955)
55  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the category and amounts of each grant outside the revenue support grant which her Department has provided to (a) Westminster City Council and (b) Kensington and Chelsea in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(26249)
56  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the role of local government in delivering better quality secondary education.
(25927)
57  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what powers (a) will be removed from local government and (b) she will gain under the Education Bill.
(25928)
58  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the education standard spending per pupil in Swindon was in each of the last three years; and what the average was for all authorities was in those years.
(26055)
59  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the direct grants for schools in Somerset Local Education Authority in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(26574)
60  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers in (a) England and Wales and (b) Somerset Local Education Authority have applied to pass the threshold for performance-related pay in round 1 of assessment.
(26571)
61  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the number of high performing (a) classroom teachers, (b) advanced skills teachers and (c) Leadership Group members who will be awarded additional points on the upper pay scale in 2002-03 in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Somerset Local Education Authority.
(26572)
62  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the Standards Funds received by schools in Somerset Local Education Authority in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(26573)
63  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers in Somerset Local Education Authority have passed the threshold for performance-related pay in round 1 of assessment.
(26570)
64  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received regarding the success of teachers' performance management assessment; and if she will make a statement.
(26568)
65  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many assistant heads there were in (a) England and Wales and (b) Somerset Local Education Authority in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(26575)
66  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how specialist schools in South Tyneside have performed compared to other schools in South Tyneside.
(26039)
67  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there are in local education authority schools in Worcestershire.
(26405)
68  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the spending per head of population on adult and community learning in (a) Worcestershire and (b) the West Midlands; what is the average spending per head in (i) the shire counties and (ii) England; and if she will make a statement.
(26404)
69  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the real terms increase has been in (a) capital and (b) revenue budgets for the Sunderland Education Authority in each year from 1997 inclusive; and what the projected increase is in each of the next three years.
(26123)
70  
N  
Dr John Pugh (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what compensation her Department is providing to colleges in respect of losses incurred by the withdrawal of individual learning accounts.
(23831)
71  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to reply to the honourable Member for Colchester's letter to her of 26th November 2001 concerning St George's Infant School, Colchester.
(25963)
72  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the number of British birds of prey.
(26061)
73  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the change in the number and percentage of British birds from 1990 to 2000 was.
(26060)
74  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the percentage changes in British bird populations in the last three years, broken down by county.
(26201)
75  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26326)
76  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers, by region, have arable area payment claims outstanding.
(26606)
77  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much compensation was paid to farmers in Cumbria as a result of foot and mouth.
(26048)
78  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the sustainability fund set up as a result of the aggregates levy will be controlled and allocated at a local level.
(26046)
79  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average cost of decontamination and cleansing of farms was following foot and mouth infections.
(26026)
80  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the contribution farm subsidies make in reducing the cost of food in the UK.
(26021)
81  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the total expenditure on (a) compensation, (b) Civil Service costs, (c) decontamination, (d) additional rural aid and (e) payments to vets, slaughterers and valuers arising from the foot and mouth disease epidemic.
(26024)
82  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the change in animal welfare and costs arising from the closure of livestock markets as a result of the foot and mouth epidemic and their replacement by sales via other means.
(26035)
83  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what were the (a) gross and (b) net farm incomes for each of the past four years for (i) the highest earning decile and (ii) the lowest earning decile.
(26028)
84  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contribution farming made to English GDP in each of the the years 1998 to 2001, after the deduction of all (a) subsidies and (b) foot and mouth costs.
(26027)
85  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms were subject to contingency culls undertaken in each county area during the foot and mouth disease epidemic; and what percentage these culls represent of all culls.
(26025)
86  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the total cost of valuations for animals culled in the foot and mouth epidemic that were in excess of perceived market value.
(26023)
87  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list those companies which have received processing and marketing grants under the England Rural Development Programme.
(26416)
88  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if appeals against a decision of a regional appraisal panel on an application for a processing and marketing grant under the England Rural Development Programme are considered by the panel making the original decision.
(26418)
89  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria are used to assess applications for processing and marketing grants under the England Rural Development Programme.
(26417)
90  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 13th December 2001, Official Report, column 1000, on fuel poverty, which section of the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy confirms a commitment to end fuel poverty using a definition which excludes housing benefit and income support and mortgage interest; and if she will make a statement on how this relates to paragraph 4.6 of the Strategy.
(25771)
91  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if it is her policy to encourage the growing of crops for bio-fuels; and if she will make a statement.
(26445)
92  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is towards the possible adoption by the EU of lower sulphur control levels for road fuels.
(26410)
93  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with EU officials about reclassification of asbestos cement as special waste; and how this relates to use of white asbestos as opposed to (a) blue and (b) brown asbestos.
(25761)
94  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will respond to the letter of 6th July 2001 from the honourable Member for Sunderland South concerning the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
(26121)
95  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from the (a) Youth Hostels Association and (b) the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers about financial losses caused by the foot and mouth crisis; what proposals she has to compensate these organisations; and if she will make a statement.
(26230)
96  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what age a person must be for their household to be classified as vulnerable under the fuel poverty definition; and how many such households there are in (a) private sector housing and (b) public sector housing in England.
(26424)
97  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the age and status are of children in a household for that household to be deemed vulnerable under the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy; and how many such households with children there are in (a) private sector housing and (b) public sector housing in England.
(26425)
98  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people in England will, as a result of long-term sickness or disability, be living in vulnerable households in (a) private accommodation and (b) public sector housing; and what sources of data have been used to calculate these figures.
(26426)
99  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of land in the UK is covered by woodland; what measures are in place to increase the planting of trees and woodland in the UK; and if she will make a statement on the use of sink holes to absorb carbon dioxide and reduce emissions.
(26578)
100  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) basic rate and (b) higher rate taxpayers paid capital gains tax in 2000-01.
(26211)
101  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give for the end of each year from 1990 to 2000 totals for public corporations which were at the end of 2000 classified as within the public sector for tangible assets, financial assets and financial liabilities, breaking down figures for financial assets and liabilities between claims on or liabilities to central government and other claims or liabilities.
(26274)
102  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax lost to the Inland Revenue in each of the last four years as a consequence of tax planning by accountancy firms.
(26234)
103  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of tax units will be paying more income tax and national insurance in real terms in 2001-02 than in 1996-97; and how many tax units will be paying a higher proportion of their gross income in tax and national insurance in 2001-02 than 1996-97.
(26276)
104  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax units in the latest year available are married couples falling within each £1,000 income band up to an income of £30,000 and thereafter in £10,000 income bands up to £100,000; and how many wives and husbands fall within each band, giving the average incomes of wives and husbands within each band separately and the same figures in aggregate for those tax units on incomes in excess of £10,000.
(26204)
105  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers receive income from overseas dividends; and what was the gross sum received before tax in the last year for which figures are available.
(26114)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown by department of the estimated capital expenditure under the Private Finance Initiative in 2001-02.
(26269)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were fined for late submission of their tax returns in each of the last four years; and what was the total of fines paid, including interest, in each of those years.
(26337)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list central government disposals from the National Asset Register in each of the last four years specifying the value of each disposal.
(26141)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the tax burden as a percentage of gross domestic product, using total taxes and social security contributions on an individual accounts accruals basis for each tax year from 2001-02 to 2006-07.
(26333)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the gain to the Exchequer in each of the last four years of the exemptions granted by overseas goverments to the income, profits and gains of the United Kingdom Goverment and United Kingdom Goverment bodies arising within the jurisdiction of those overseas goverments.
(26111)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of people of pensionable age are liable for income tax; what the total tax yield from people of pensionable age is; what the average income is of people of pensionable age before and after tax; and what the average percentage of income paid in tax by people of pensionable age is.
(26279)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the planned education expenditure as a percentage of GDP in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(26102)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of each public expenditure programme was cash-limited in each of the years from 1992-93 to 2001-02.
(26273)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government adheres to the national accounts definitions of capital and current expenditure except in respect of the treatment of depreciation.
(26135)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the average income of women of working age with (a) no dependent children, (b) at least one dependent child under five years and (c) children aged five to 16 years.
(26257)
116  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax units paying a marginal tax rate of 40 per cent. have children; and how many tax units have children.
(26282)
117  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what would be the estimated full year revenue effect of abolishing the upper earnings limit for employees' national insurance contributions.
(26228)
118  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many divorced and separated partners there are where the partner in receipt of maintenance payments has an income that falls below the tax threshold and where the partner making the payments pays tax at the (a) basic rate and (b) higher rate; and what the total amount was of tax relief at present granted on maintenance payments made by separated or divorced partners at basic rates and higher rates.
(26205)
119  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce (a) full and (b) partial hypothecation of taxes.
(26134)
120  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the earnings are of those public employees on top salaries as defined by the relevant pay review body.
(26311)
121  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much in real terms the average annual tax payments of a person with no allowance and reliefs other than the single person's allowance earning (a) £10,000, (b) £20,000, (c) £30,000, (d) £50,000 and (e) £100,000 has changed since 1997-98.
(26214)
122  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the Comprehensive Spending Review and its impact on levels of public infrastructure investment.
(26142)
123  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the net change in the annual income of a married couple with one earner and two school age children living in rented accommodation for which they pay average council house rent and average rates of a 1 per cent. cut in the basic rate of tax before and after taking account of any change in entitlement to housing benefit and WFTC, assuming that the earner is on (a) half and (b) one and a half times average earnings.
(26215)
124  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the tax reliefs available on redundancy payments.
(26341)
125  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the planned social security expenditure as a percentage of GDP in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06.
(26103)
126  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the proceeds were from the tax and underwriting commission in each of the last four years.
(26233)
127  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of gross income is paid in income tax, national insurance contributions and VAT by (a) a married man with a non-earning wife and two children and (b) a married man with an earning wife and two children at (i) half, (ii) one and a half, (iii) two, (iv) three, (v) five, (vi) 10 and (vii) 50 times national average earnings in 2001-02; and what were the comparative figures for 1997-98.
(26208)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if expenditure on hospital repairs is classified by his Department as current or capital expenditure.
(26138)
129  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Financial Services Authority.
(26117)
130  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give for the years 1997-98 to 2003-04 a detailed reconciliation between the public expenditure planning total and general Government expenditure.
(261286)
131  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax was refunded to states or organisations granted sovereign immunity in each year since 1990.
(26272)
132  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the savings in a full year at 2001-02 rates of restricting all allowances and reliefs to the standard rate of tax broken down by category of allowance and relief.
(26209)
133  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the average amount of money recovered annually by (a) a Department of Work and Pensions senior fraud inspector and (b) a senior investigation officer in the Inland Revenue.
(26238)
134  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue yield and impact on the retail prices index of revalorisation of excise duties at (a) the present rate of inflation and (b) the present rate of inflation less the mortgage component of inflation.
(26252)
135  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax was remitted or written off as irrecoverable in each of the last four years; and what was the number of taxpayers for whom the ground for non-payment was that they (a) had gone abroad or were untraceable, (b) were insolvent and (c) were suffering hardship.
(26229)
136  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of people who would cease to pay income tax if the personal income tax allowance were raised to (a) £5,000, (b) £7,500 and (c) £10,000; and what his estimate is of the cost of raising the personal income tax allowance to (i) £5,000, (ii) £7,500 and (iii) £10,000.
(26335)
137  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals are making charitable donations; what the total amount given to charity is; and what the cost is to the Exchequer of tax relief thereon.
(26253)
138  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give an index for the cost of living for consumers based on the retail price index but excluding indirect taxes for each of the last 10 years.
(26251)
139  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average weekly earnings were of the (a) lowest and (b) highest decile of all employees in each of the last five years.
(26268)
140  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher rate taxpayers there were in 2000-01; and what their average income was.
(26263)
141  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost has been of tax relief on individual savings accounts.
(26322)
142  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have no income declared for tax purposes, other than unearned income; and in 2001-02 how many people are paying tax at (a) 40 per cent. and (b) the basic rate who derive (i) 100 per cent., (ii) 90 to 100 per cent., (iii) 75 to 100 per cent., and (iv) 50 to 100 per cent., of their income from unearned income.
(26206)
143  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax units will be on income in excess of (a) £100,000, (b) £250,000, (c) £500,000 and (d) £1 million in 2001-02.
(26210)
144  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what actions his Department has taken in each of the last four years to make the public aware of their rights of access to homes containing works of art granted exemption from inheritance tax.
(26338)
145  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the local authority, central government and public corporation components of sales of public sector land and buildings in each of the last five years.
(26339)
146  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the capital gains tax and corporation tax yields from gains in quoted shares and gains in unquoted shares (a) in 2000-01 and (b) expected in 2001-02.
(26224)
147  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in what form the results of the Comprehensive Spending Review will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(26139)
148  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the annual receipts derived from payment of income tax, capital gains tax, national insurance and VAT paid by the top (a) one per cent., (b) five per cent. and (c) 10 per cent. of earners and the bottom (i) one per cent., (ii) five per cent. and (iii) 10 per cent. of earners.
(26239)
149  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures have been taken in each of the last four years to counter tax avoidance; and how much has been saved in each of those years.
(26332)
150  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reduction in income tax liability has been as a result of the introduction of independent taxation over the last 12 years for (a) higher rate taxpayers, (b) basic rate taxpayers and (c) the bottom 10 per cent. of earners.
(26267)
151  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what extra revenue would result from allowing all tax allowances at the standard rate of tax only.
(26235)
152  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the total revenue from income tax was paid by the top five per cent. of taxpayers in each of the last four years.
(26281)
153  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the percentage change in upper tax income per income decile as a consequence of announced changes to direct and indirect taxation over the period 2002-03 to 2004-05.
(26330)
154  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax payers there were for whom the ground for non-payment of tax in each of the last four years was that they were untraceable.
(26236)
155  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the planned expenditure on transport as a percentage of gross domestic product in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(26213)
156  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the latest figures are for the United Kingdom contribution to the European budget in each year since 1973 at current prices.
(26107)
157  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by department the sums of money that have been allocated in this financial year from the contingency reserve.
(26271)
158  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the financial performance of Government trading funds in each of the last four years.
(26105)
159  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in each of the last four years reported dividend income to the Inland Revenue.
(26232)
160  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26323)
161  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on Treasury revenues in 2001-02 of introducing an allowance against income rate of (a) £2000 and (b) £4000 for (i) all working mothers and (ii) all working mothers with at least one child under five years, giving both full and first year costs for each.
(26144)
162  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the 2002 departmental reports to be published.
(26115)
163  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the capital gains tax receipts and the corporation tax receipts were for each of the Inland Revenue districts in (a) Greater London, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in current and in constant prices for each of the last four years.
(26225)
164  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effective annualised increase in public sector pay for those workers covered by the pay review bodies in each of the last four years.
(26334)
165  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) working families with children and (b) childless people in work had incomes below the tax threshold at the latest date for which information is available.
(26218)
166  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been issued with personal tax returns by the Inland Revenue in each of the last five years.
(26260)
167  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those public investment projects within his Department's responsibility which have attracted private capital in each of the last four years.
(26109)
168  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was (a) the total unearned and (b) the total earned income of the top (i) one per cent., (ii) five per cent., (iii) 10 per cent., (iv) 20 per cent., (v) 25 per cent., (vi) 50 per cent., (vii) 70 per cent. and (viii) all taxpayers in each of the last five years.
(26259)
169  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total income before and after tax was at constant prices in each of the last four years for the top (a) one per cent., (b) five per cent., and (c) 10 per cent. and (d) each 10 per cent., thereafter down to the bottom 10 per cent., including both working and non-working households, in figures and as a percentage of income before and after tax accruing to each group.
(26312)
170  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people paid inheritance tax in each of the last 10 years; and how much tax was paid in each year.
(26340)
171  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of tax evasion in each of the last four years have led to a recovery of funds; and what proportion of the sums recovered in each case was (a) tax, (b) interest and (c) penalty.
(26237)
172  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) average and (b) median income is of (i) married couples and (ii) single people, whether liable to income tax or not, in 2001-02; and what percentage of (A) married couples and (B) single people fall below the average for their group.
(26285)
173  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to conduct a thorough needs assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of central government support for public expenditure in Scotland.
(26116)
174  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the change in income tax liability for each year since 1997 of the (a) top one per cent., (b) top five per cent., (c) top 10 per cent., (d) bottom 75 per cent., (e) bottom 50 per cent., and (f) bottom 10 per cent., of taxpayers.
(26278)
175  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax units will be on incomes, including unearned income, in excess of (a) £30,000 (b) £50,000, (c) £75,000 and (d) £100,000 in 2001-02.
(26203)
176  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the cyclically adjusted public sector current balance in cash terms for (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06.
(26104)
177  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was paid per average household on all goods and services, at current prices, in each of the last four years.
(26226)
178  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total annual revenue yield was from stamp duty on property purchases in each of the last 10 years.
(26336)
179  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax is paid annually by basic rate taxpayers on bank and building society interest.
(26254)
180  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will announce the capital receipts initiative for the next three years.
(26100)
181  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals in each of the last four years have been granted exemption from inheritance tax in relation to chattels declared to be open to inspection by the public.
(26108)
182  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by Department the capital expenditure under the Private Finance Initiative in each of the last four years and his estimate for the next four years (a) in real terms and (b) in cash.
(26101)
183  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many higher rate taxpayers there are in 2001-02.
(26264)
184  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of government departments against their public service agreement targets.
(26130)
185  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the level of personal savings.
(26118)
186  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tax receipts are anticipated from the clearing banks for the year 2001-02.
(26219)
187  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the value of public sector capital expenditure, including capital grants to the private sector, as a proportion of GDP in each of the last four years.
(26112)
188  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proposals he has to amend legislation in relation to the offence of insider dealing.
(26270)
189  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax units in 2001-02 will be on (a) twice, (b) five times and (c) 10 times average earnings or more.
(26207)
190  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the financial deficit of the personal sector was in each year since 1997 in (a) constant and (b) cash terms, (i) in total and (ii) per household.
(26284)
191  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the EU budget is spent on (a) agriculture support, (b) the Social Fund and (c) the Regional Fund.
(26106)
192  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer in each of the last four years of granting tax exemptions to the income, profits and gains of goverment, foreign states and integral bodies of foreign goverments arising in the United Kingdom.
(26110)
193  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the cost of private medical insurance tax relief if (a) one million, (b) two million, (c) three million, (d) four million, (e) five million and (f) 10 million qualify for tax relief.
(26265)
194  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list contingent liabilities accepted by the Government since 1st May 1997.
(26131)
195  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his latest estimate is of the percentage of gross domestic product which will be accounted for by non-North Sea taxes and national insurance contributions in each of the next five years.
(26331)
196  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of taxpayers earn less than (a) three-quarters and (b) two-thirds of median male earnings in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(26266)
197  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate total expenditure in the latest year for which figures are available on (a) food, (b) fuel, (c) children's clothes and shoes, (d) books, newspapers and periodicals and (e) bus, tube and train fares.
(26615)
198  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the proportion of total receipts from income tax, VAT and national insurance paid by the top (a) 1 per cent., (b) 5 per cent. and (c) 10 per cent. of tax payers in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2000-01.
(26217)
199  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the proportion of income to be paid in tax by the top (a) 1 per cent., (b) 5 per cent. and (c) 10 per cent. and the bottom 50 per cent. of tax payers in 2001-02.
(26212)
200  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total advance corporation tax repayments made by the Inland Revenue were in the last financial year.
(26287)
201  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average income tax paid per household was in each of the last four years in (a) current and (b) 1997 prices.
(26227)
202  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total sum (a) levied and (b) paid in fines for late submission of tax returns in each of the last four years.
(26231)
203  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total level of fixed investment was in each of the last five years by industrial and commercial companies in plant and machinery, dwellings, company cars, other vehicles, other new buildings and works purchase less sales of land and existing buildings and all fixed assets.
(26261)
204  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total payments were of capital gains tax; and how many people made them in each of the last five years.
(26262)
205  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the amount in 2001-02 prices accounted for by general government expenditure on services from 1979-80 to 2001-02 was, broken down by the current classification of sponsor department.
(26132)
206  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue the Exchequer has received in penalties arising from misdeclaration of value-added tax (a) in real terms and (b) as a percentage of the total tax value for VAT in each of the last four years.
(26113)
207  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to consult service users on options and priorities for the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(26137)
208  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the projected increase or reduction in capital gains tax liability is of the (a) top 1 per cent., (b) top 5 per cent., (c) top 10 per cent., (d) bottom 25 per cent. and (e) bottom 10 per cent. in 2001-02; and what the total number was of tax units estimated to be liable.
(26258)
209  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households are in receipt of housing benefit or working families tax credit; and what the estimated annual saving to the Exchequer in payment of housing benefit and WFTC would be from a 1 per cent. cut in the basic rate of tax.
(26216)
210  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, have many (a) working and (b) non-working people do not pay income tax in the United Kingdom.
(26145)
211  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average income tax and national insurance paid per tax unit was in each of the last four years.
(26277)
212  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his policy on the level of the contingency reserve in each of the next three years.
(26133)
213  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) amount and (b) share of pre-tax income accrued to the (i) top one per cent., (ii) top five per cent., (iii) top 10 per cent., (iv) top 25 per cent., (v) bottom 70 per cent., (vi) bottom five per cent. and (vii) all taxpayers in 2000-01; and what the (A) amount and (B) share of tax liability was for each of these groups.
(26256)
214  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the level of manufacturing productivity in each of the last four years.
(26146)
215  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Treasury definition of capital expenditure is for the purposes of the golden rule.
(26099)
216  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people (a) eligible for and (b) in receipt of age allowances (i) are on high marginal tax rates, (ii) are on basic rate tax and (iii) pay no income tax.
(26280)
217  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax forms have been sent to pensioners in (a) this financial year and (b) 2000-01; how many forms have been incorrectly sent; and what is the estimated cost of sending one million tax forms.
(26283)
218  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families are (a) eligible for and (b) in receipt of help with childcare costs through the working families tax credit.
(25978)
219  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the reply of 19th December 2001, Official Report, columns 323-4W, how many of the working families tax credit applications investigated by the Inland Revenue involved co-operation between the Inland Revenue and (a) the investigative organisations of the Benefits Agency, (b) the National Intelligence Unit and (c) local authorities; and what proceedings are in place for facilitating such co-operation.
(26473)
220  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 323-4W, on the working families tax credit, what the total value was of the 478 penalties imposed for false WFTC applications between October 1999 and September 2001.
(26472)
221  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals have been made to the High Court and the Court of Session under the provisions of (a) subparagraph (5) of paragraph 3 and (b) subparagraph (4) of paragraph 4 of the Tax Credits Act 1999 in each year since the commencement of the Act.
(25983)
222  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the reasons underlying the growth in the level of manual adjustments made by HM Customs and Excise to their modelled forecasts for receipts over the years from 1995-96 to the present.
(26412)
223  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to the European Commission in respect of the Green Technology Challenge proposals listed in paragraph 7.23 of the Pre-Budget Report.
(26419)
224  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy (a) to record the reasons for manual adjustments made of HM Customs and Excise to their modelled forecasts for alcohol receipts and (b) to make public those reasons.
(26411)
225  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the rate of beer duty on the volume of duty-paid imports from other EU countries.
(26453)
226  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Ministers received the draft Alcohol and Tobacco Fraud Review report containing the paragraph on resources cited in paragraph 9.3 of the Rogues Report.
(26415)
227  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 an owner of warehoused goods failed to comply with the Warehouses and Owners of Warehouse Goods Regulations 1999.
(26429)
228  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his current estimate is of the revenue that would be foregone were he to treat charities in the same way as local authorities under section 33 of the VAT Act 1994.
(26450)
229  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the current strength is of the import/export teams in HM Customs and Excise.
(26427)
230  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the present and future impact of e-commerce on the concept for tax purposes of corporate residence.
(26449)
231  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason VAT is applied to digitised books.
(26446)
232  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to receive the agreement of the EU Commission for his proposals to introduce further enhanced capital allowances under the Green Technology Challenge.
(26421)
233  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proposals the Government is making within the European Community for alternatives to the Commission's paper COM (2000) 349.
(26448)
234  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for Government policy of the decision of the European Court of Justice in the case of BP Ltd v. EEC (27th September 2000, Ref. T-184/97).
(26444)
235  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish details of the technologies which he proposes should be eligible for enhanced capital allowances under the Green Technology Challenge.
(26451)
236  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is towards duty derogation under the Pilot Plant scheme to encourage the use of bio-fuels.
(26443)
237  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the recommendations of HM Customs and Excise on the level of additional resources needed to combat fraud and evasion that were contained in the draft Alcohol and Tobacco Fraud Review and quoted in paragraph 9.3 of the Rogues Report.
(26414)
238  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis he has made of the risk to future revenue from VAT as a result of the growth of trade in digitised products.
(26447)
239  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the level of drawback paid on alcohol in 2000-01.
(26428)
240  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is towards the option of seeking a derogation under article 8.4 of the Mineral Oil Directive (92/81/EC) to allow a lower rate of duty to be applied to a given quantity of bio-transport fuel.
(26442)
241  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumption he has made in his forecasts for the revenue from beer duty of the rate of duty pass-on by retailers to their customers.
(26454)
242  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to what he attributes the fall in beer clearances over the last decade.
(26413)
243  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy to use the level of fuel duty as an environmental policy tool.
(26420)
244  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of first year enhanced capital allowances he plans to introduce under the Green Technology Challenge.
(26431)
245  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy that the sum available for enhanced capital allowances under the Green Technology Challenge should be cash limited.
(26432)
246  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of RSI have been settled since the announcement of the Compensation Scheme for employees of the Inland Revenue in 1996; and how many are outstanding.
(25766)
247  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the correspondence between the Inland Revenue and Solicitors Russell, Jones and Walker, in respect of the RSI Compensation Scheme.
(25768)
248  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the firm of solicitors acting for the Inland Revenue in respect of the RSI Compensation Scheme are also acting for the PCS Union representing employees claiming compensation.
(25767)
249  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Torbay of 13th November 2001 regarding Mr Fraser of Paignton and his confiscated vehicle.
(25951)
250  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change VAT on hearing aid audiologist treatment.
(25971)
251  
  
Ann Taylor (Dewsbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the numbers of residents in each parliamentary consituency wholly or partly within Kirklees Metropolitan Council area in each year since 1991 indicating the percentages in the age ranges (a) 0 to 4, (b) 5 to 14, (c) 15 to 18, (d) 19 to 25, (e) 26 to 59 and (f) over 60 years.
(26243)
252  
  
Ann Taylor (Dewsbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the numbers of residents in Kirklees Metropolitan Council area in each year since 1991, indicating the percentage in the age ranges (a) 0 to 4, (b) 5 to14, (c) 15 to 18, (d) 19 to 25, (e) 26 to 59 and (f) over 60 years.
(26242)
253  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last spoke to the President of Malawi concerning the situation in Zimbabwe.
(26618)
254  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department had with the Home Office concerning the deportation of Gerald Muketiwa (a) before his deportation and (b) after his deportation.
(26621)
255  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last spoke to the President of Botswana concerning the situation in Zimbabwe.
(26619)
256  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with British representatives in Zimbabwe concerning the security of persons deported to Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom.
(26616)
257  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions his Department is taking to ensure the security of persons deported from Britain to Zimbabwe.
(26617)
258  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received on the treatment of Gerald Muketiwa by Zimbabwean security police after being deported from the United Kingdom.
(26622)
259  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26316)
260  
  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the honourable Member for Spelthorne will receive replies to his letters to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate about his constituent Mrs E Couser dated 10th June, 2nd July, 23rd July, 8th August, 21st November and 21st December.
(25929)
261  
  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to answer the letters of 19th and 28th December from the honourable Member for Erith and Thamesmead regarding smoking, medical research and the Guildford Depository.
(26299)
262  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26313)
263  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the category and amount of each item of funding outside the revenue support grant which his Department made available to (a) Westminster and (b) Kensington and Chelsea in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(26246)
264  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under which circumstances the NHS might pay a retainer for the nursing costs to a nursing home during a time a person is in hospital.
(26580)
265  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health authorities and primary care trusts have completed their determinations of the banding of nursing care for those who were resident in nursing homes at 1st October 2001 and were paying for their own fees; for those health authorities and primary care trusts which have not yet completed the determinations, how many each authority has outstanding; how many health authorities and primary care trusts have not yet begun their determinations; if the Government plans to pay interest to those people whose determinations of the banding of nursing care have not been completed by end of December 2001; and for each health authority and primary care trust that has completed the determinations, what percentage of residents has been placed in (a) the lowest band, (b) the middle band, (c) the highest band, (d) a higher level based on individual need and (e) the percentage found to require fully funded NHS care.
(26579)
266  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Welsh residents who move to a nursing home in England will receive NHS funding under (a) the Welsh or (b) the English scheme.
(26582)
267  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is taking to ensure that additional administration costs incurred by a home as a result of the implementation of free nursing care are not passed onto the resident.
(25581)
268  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether English residents who move to a nursing home in Wales will receive NHS funding under (a) the Welsh or (b) the English scheme.
(26638)
269  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage was of patients waiting for inpatient treatment in the Hertfordshire Health Authority on (a) 1st January 2001 and (b) 1st January 2002.
(25989)
270  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of eligible children in Cheshire have been vaccinated withthe MMR vaccine in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 1999-2000; and if he will fund a public campaign to promote the use of the MMR vaccine throughout the North West of England.
(26633)
271  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what submissions he has received seeking the increased use of anti-TNF therapies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; and what assessment he has made of the level of financial support from pharmaceutical companies for these submissions.
(26031)
272  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is his most recent assessment of (a) deaths and (b) other side effects resulting from the misuse, over-use or inappropriate prescription of (i) painkillers and (ii) anti-depressants.
(26029)
273  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the side effects of anti-TNF therapies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
(26022)
274  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in reducing the inappropriate over-use of neuroleptic drugs in homes for the elderly.
(26030)
275  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total staffing budget of the NHS was in financial year 2000-01 (a) as an actual figure and (b) as a percentage of the total NHS Budget; and what the equivalent estimates are for (a) and (b) in the NHS Budget for 2001-02.
(26595)
276  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of early retirement to the NHS budget was in the financial year 2000-01.
(26613)
277  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the anticipated costs are of early retirement associated with the establishment of strategic health authorities.
(26612)
278  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the anticipated annual saving to the NHS budget is of replacing existing health authorities with the proposed strategic health authorities.
(26598)
279  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many executive directors of NHS trusts and health authorities were on secondment to other organisations as at 1st December 2001.
(26597)
280  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many executive directors of NHS trusts and health authorities were allowed to retire early in financial year 2000-01; and what cost this represented to the NHS Budget.
(26596)
281  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to introduce the National Standards Framework for diabetes.
(26020)
282  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new recruitment initiatives he plans to rectify the shortfall in surgeons in England; what assessment he has made of the feasibility of widening access to training programmes; what expenditure has been allocated to rectify the shortfall; by what date he expects the shortfall to be redressed; and if he will make a statement.
(26098)
283  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the shortfall in surgical staff in England.
(26097)
284  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance he has issued on treatment available to migraine and chronic headache sufferers.
(26081)
285  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities are available within the NHS for treating the condition of Vein of Galen; what specialists on the treatment of Vein of Galen are available to treat patients through the NHS; and whether the Great Ormond Street Hospital provides specialist treatment for the Vein of Galen malformation.
(26049)
286  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the sexual health strategy aims to reduce teenage pregnancy rates in South Tyneside.
(26042)
287  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were immunised against flu in Jarrow during this year's immunisation campaign.
(26041)
288  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults there have been on paramedics and hospital staff in each year since 1997 in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) South Tyneside.
(26040)
289  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the patients awaiting discharge in inappropriately occupied beds in Worcestershire hospitals will have their future care packages funded by (a) the health authority, (b) the county social services department and (c) a combination of both; what the equivalent figures were in January 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(26403)
290  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on changes in bed numbers in the care home sector in Worcestershire since 1997.
(26406)
291  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharges there were in North Yorkshire in the last month for which figures are available.
(26455)
292  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he will ensure that chief executives designate of the new strategic health authorities involve local communities and primary care trusts in the development of franchise plans.
(26599)
293  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the real terms increase in budget allocated to Sunderland Health Authority has been for each year from 1997 inclusive; and what the projected increase is in each of the next three years.
(26122)
294  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for an ambulance in the London Borough of Havering, in response to an emergency 999 call.
(26458)
295  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the honourable Member of Colchester's letters to him of 2nd October and 30th November 2001 on behalf of Mr and Mrs Brookes and their son Peter.
(25962)
296  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Torbay of 23rd October 2001 regarding Dr Mehta and Dexa screening services.
(25952)
297  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is being carried out into prosthetics practice in the UK.
(26586)
298  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make state-of-art prosthetics available on the NHS.
(26590)
299  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the NHS prosthetics expenditure in the last financial year for which records are available per amputee; and what proportion of this expenditure was used on (a) administration, (b) prosthetics staff and (c) prosthetics.
(26587)
300  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK prosthetics industry of the emigration of qualified prosthetics professionals and technicians.
(26589)
301  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is given to orthopaedic surgeons on prosthetics and orthotics, with specific reference to the functional implications of the various levels of amputation and residual limb lengths.
(26594)
302  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many amputees there are in England.
(26593)
303  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is being carried out into trans-femoral socket and limb prescription, design and delivery.
(26584)
304  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to make state-of-art prosthetics available on the NHS to those who want them.
(26611)
305  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines have been issued on the use of ischial containment sockets for amputees.
(26585)
306  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many amputations have been carried out in each of the last five years for which records exist, as a result of necrotising fasciitis.
(26592)
307  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines his Department has given to disablement service centres for the prescription and delivery of prosthetics.
(26591)
308  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the level of funding for prosthetics in each of the last five financial years for which records are available; and what level is anticipated for the (a) current and (b) next financial years.
(26588)
309  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the arrangements for the alternative storage of the deceased following the closure of the mortuary at Kidderminster Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the implications for costs to families.
(26222)
310  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the adequacy of the proposed arrangements for car parking at the new Worcestershire hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(26221)
311  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has made for the storage of patients' clinical records in the new hospital in Worcestershire.
(26220)
312  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received concerning the availability of recombinant clotting factors to haemophilia patients in England; and if he will make a statement.
(26423)
313  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26314)
314  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the category and amount of each item of funding outside the revenue support grant which his Department made available to (a) Westminster City Council and (b) Kensington and Chelsea in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(26247)
315  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were serving in the Hertsmere Division of the Hertfordshire Police Force on (a) 1st July 2001, (b) 1st October 2001 and (c) 1st January 2002.
(25990)
316  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the offences for which trial in absentia is permitted in the United Kingdom.
(26603)
317  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will define the test of dual criminality.
(26604)
318  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will announce the date on which legislation to introduce extradition under the European Arrest Warrant will be introduced.
(26605)
319  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what policy changes he plans to ensure that the 10 years anti-drug strategy meets its five and 10 year targets.
(26033)
320  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work previously out-sourced from government departments to the private sector she plans to in-source back to departments.
(26032)
321  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to police regarding illegal raves involving trespass; and if he will make a statement.
(25937)
322  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Brixton police were accepting reports of minor crime over the telephone between 24th December 2001 and 11th January 2002.
(25939)
323  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers are available to police to take action against owners of generator vehicles used in illegal raves on private property involving trespass.
(25938)
324  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to investigate the delays in processing the visa application Ref N1048443, date of birth 15th May 1972; if he will set up an inquiry into the reasons for the delay; and if he will make a statement.
(25635)
325  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been made available to Sussex Police specifically to combat drugs.
(25762)
326  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his assessment is of the increase in the use of crack cocaine in the Sussex Constabulary area in the last five years.
(25764)
327  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of arrests have been made by Sussex Police in the last year for drug offences.
(25763)
328  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funds he is making available to the Sussex Constabulary to deal with crack cocaine.
(25765)
329  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish Lord Birt's report on Crime.
(25973)
330  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained under the provisions of Part IV of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; how many have subsequently been released; when he expects SIAC to complete its review of those detained; and if he will list the names of those in custody.
(26119)
331  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has received on the treatment of Zimbabwean citizen, Mr Gerald Mutketiwa, subsequent to his deportation of 16th December; and if he will make a statement.
(26120)
332  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual representations he has received from police officers about his White Paper on Police Reform.
(26077)
333  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement regarding protection of children; what measures have been introduced since 1997 to protect children against abuse; and what measures are in place to provide protection for children in the playground at school.
(26607)
334  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average prison term is for a person convicted of child abuse.
(26608)
335  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are registered on the Sex Offenders List that have been found guilty of child abuse.
(26609)
336  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26320)
337  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid has been given to Tanzania since 1997; and what forms it has taken.
(25921)
338  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the World Bank in respect of the UK air traffic control system to be sold to Tanzania.
(26289)
339  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26318)
340  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26327)
341  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost was of policing each parade in Kilkeel and Annalong between 1st April 2001 and 30th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(25930)
342  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26317)
343  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 289, if he will publish the documentation to support his reference to the uncovering by the Railtrack administrator of more financial difficulties at the company.
(26409)
344  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects to receive the report on charities and the voluntary sector commissioned from the Performance and Innovation Unit.
(26500)
345  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the work of the Forward Strategy Unit on exchange rate policy and the overproduction of sterling.
(25972)
346  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will (a) list the (i) senior staff and (ii) other ministerial personnel, (b) describe the role and (c) publish the e-mail address and the mission statement of (1) the Forward Strategy Unit, (2) the Performance and Innovation Unit, (3) the Social Exclusion Unit, (4) the Delivery Unit and (5) the Domestic Policy Directorate; and how often and on what basis each reports to him.
(25975)
347  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the conclusions drawn by Lord Birt on the NHS and on transport.
(25976)
348  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will ensure that all reports to and conference discussions held by the Forward Strategy Unit are published.
(25974)
349  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26321)
350  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she (a) has held and (b) plans to hold in the current financial year on the resources available to the NHS in Scotland with (i) the Scottish Executive and First Minister, (ii) the Secretary of State for Health and (iii) Treasury Ministers; if she will list the (A) items discussed and (B) dates of the meetings held; and if she will make a statement.
(26202)
351  
  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to answer the letter of 28th December from the honourable Member for Erith and Thamesmead regarding tobacco smuggling and the Guildford Depository.
(26300)
352  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26324)
353  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the sale of the air traffic control system to Tanzania.
(25953)
354  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) defence and (b) non-defence contracts have been placed by UK companies with the Tanzanian Government since 1997.
(25954)
355  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what changes have occurred in each of the last 10 years in (a) the numbers employed in the manufacturing industry and (b) the percentage of British GDP represented by manufacturing industry.
(26034)
356  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial penalties have been imposed by the US Department of Energy on BNFL Inc. owing to its failure to meet contractual commitments at the Hanford River Protection project.
(25945)
357  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total cost of financial settlements made by BNFL was following its acquisition of (a) Sierra Nuclear Corporation, (b) Manufacturing Sciences Corporation and (c) Parajito Scientific Corporation.
(25944)
358  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements will be made for employees at Sellafield to maintain their pension plans if the Liabilities Management Authority does not renew BNFL's contract to manage the site and its employees transfer to a different contractor company.
(25936)
359  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 5th December 2001, Official Report, column 302W, what was the net increase in BNFL's liabilities resulting from the acquisition of Magnox Electric.
(25925)
360  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Liabilities Management Authority will permit foreign companies to bid and run operations at the Sellafield site once BNFL's initial contract has expired.
(25941)
361  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 10th December 2001, Official Report, column 655W, on BNFL, what was the cost of the advice on BNFL's liabilities provided by (a) CSFB, (b) HSBC, (c) Slaughter and May, (d) Arthur Andersen, (e) Deloitte and Touche, (f) Lane, Clarke and Peacock and (g) Mercers.
(25923)
362  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what profit figures have been published by BNFL Inc. in the US since 1990.
(25946)
363  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the security implications of an overseas company operating the Sellafield site.
(25940)
364  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans there are for Sellafield employees to receive severance payments from BNFL if the company loses the contract to manage the site and employees transfer to a different contractor company.
(25935)
365  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she was first informed that BNFL was insolvent.
(25943)
366  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who initiated the review which led to the increase in BNFL's liabilities announced in her statement to the House on 28th November 2001.
(25942)
367  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to extend the time limit for bringing unfair dismissal claims.
(26438)
368  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her definition is of a weak employment tribunal case; and what evidence she has considered on (a) the incidence of such cases in the system and (b) the incidence of cases being settled very close to a hearing.
(26437)
369  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to (a) provide employees with a direct right to claim compensation from an employer on the grounds that no written statement of his or her employment terms and conditions exists, (b) oblige employers to provide employees with relevant information in disputes over payments or other entitlements, (c) entitle the parties in employment disputes to access to specialist advice through the legal services commission and (d) set up a Fair Employment Commission.
(26439)
370  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of (a) the total cost at present day prices and (b) the cost, on the same basis, to each taxpayer of dismantling all nuclear power installations and making safe all nuclear material that are currently the responsibility of British Nuclear Fuels.
(26435)
371  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of (a) wayleaves and (b) easements in the construction of overhead pylons and the related impact on the price of property; and if she will make a statement.
(26044)
372  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she has taken to ensure that the NGC respects the legal entry onto farmland in connection with the Lackenby to Shipton overhead transmission line; and if she will make a statement.
(26223)
373  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her assessment is of the impact of NETA on the stability and continuity of electricity supply in the UK.
(26602)
374  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she is taking to ensure that OFGEM has adequate financial services expertise to monitor and prevent any collapse in the new electricity trading arrangements.
(26600)
375  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to respond to the consultation on the impact of NETA on small generators.
(26601)
376  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to review consumer protection laws in relation to internet purchasing of goods and services.
(26076)
377  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Mid Bedfordshire of 22nd November 2001, Official Report column, 396 W, if she will place a copy of the interim report by the working group looking at consolidation services in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(26627)
378  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 472-3W, on departmental expenditure, for what reason she is unable to provide reasons for spending outturns lower than planned in subcategories (a) 1 'Department of Trade and Industry: programmes and administration' and (b) 2 'Department of Trade and Industry: science'; and if she will make a statement.
(26474)
379  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 473W, on departmental expenditure, what estimate she has made of the savings produced by refinancing; over what period of time she expects these to be realised and under which vote; and if she will make a statement.
(26080)
380  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place obligations on telecommunications providers to increase the availability of broadband technologies in rural areas; and if she will make a statement.
(26422)
381  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of first class mail was delivered the next day in the last three months period for which figures are available.
(26569)
382  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what factors will affect her decision as to whether Consignia should pay a dividend to Her Majesty's Government for the current financial year.
(26567)
383  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of Christmas post, posted on or before the last posting dated announced by Royal Mail, failed to be delivered before Christmas Day.
(26564)
384  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when a new Chairman of Consignia will (a) be appointed and (b) take up his duties.
(26565)
385  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will reach a decision as to whether Consignia should pay a dividend to Her Majesty's Government for the current financial year.
(26566)
386  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list payments of regeneration aid that have been made to areas affected by Corus steel closures since January 2001.
(25959)
387  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the meeting of the EU Banana Management Committee on 15th November 2001.
(25958)
388  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of the regeneration aid for English areas affected by redundancies in the steel industry announced in May 2001 has been spent; and if she will make a statement.
(25960)
389  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many of those eligible for compensation payments as a result of the redundancies declared by Corus in May 2001 have now received them.
(25961)
390  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimates she has made of the value of the reduction in banana imports under C licences as a result of changes to the EU Banana Regime in the next five years.
(25956)
391  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the likely effect on UK banana importers of changes to the EU Banana Regime.
(25957)
392  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on North Sea oil and how long it is estimated the reserves will last; what percentage of the UK's oil requirement comes from the North Sea; and how many jobs in Scotland depend on the North Sea oil industry.
(26610)
393  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many organisations in the SEEDA region dealt with economic regeneration in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01; and what was the annual cost to public funds of each organisation,
(26290)
394  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26319)
395  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the category and amount of each item of funding outside the revenue support grant which his Department made available to (a) Westminster City Council and (b) Kensington and Chelsea in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(26248)
396  
  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what policy was adopted in publicising and disseminating the consultation document: Change to the Decent Home Definition; what agencies other than local authorities were invited to comment; from which of these agencies responses have been received; and if he will make a statement.
(26129)
397  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he received the proposed final draft contracts between London Underground and the private infrastructure companies; and if he will make a statement.
(26434)
398  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much has been received in tolls on the Second Severn Crossing in each year of its existence.
(26064)
399  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which major (a) bridge, (b) tunnel and (c) trunk road tolls (i) can and (ii) cannot be paid by credit or debit card.
(26079)
400  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of tolls are on major (a) bridges, (b) tunnels and (c) roads in the United Kingdom.
(26067)
401  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what provision exists for tolls for the Second Severn Crossing to be paid in euro.
(26078)
402  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the outstanding debt is on the Second Severn Crossing; and if it will be repaid.
(26065)
403  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to allow drivers on the Severn Crossing to pay tolls with credit and debit cards.
(26066)
404  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of road accidents took place in 30 mph limits in the last three years for which figures are available.
(26466)
405  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what interest liability the Railtrack administrator has incurred under the commercial loan agreement.
(26304)
406  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 494W, ref 21483, on what date he expects a response to the application.
(26562)
407  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of (a) public spending and (b) GDP will be taken up by investment in transport infrastructure in each of the next three years.
(26297)
408  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total funding is drawn down by the Railtrack administrator under section 2.1 of the commercial loan agreement.
(26302)
409  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date he told Schroder Salomon Smith Barney that the Chairman of Railtrack had requested further financial support, as indicated in the letter from SSSB to his Department, dated 7th October.
(26291)
410  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legal requirements exist to require local authorities to provide fixed crossings on major roads close to schools.
(26468)
411  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the organisations with which he or his Department have held meetings to discuss the future structure of Railtrack since 7th October 2001.
(26463)
412  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the progress made to date in bringing Railtrack out of administration.
(26293)
413  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, Column 494W, ref 21483, if the amounts exceed the specific funding provisions encompassed in the commercial loan agreement.
(26561)
414  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether Schroder Salomon Smith Barney advised him that Railtrack was insolvent.
(26408)
415  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the introduction of ATP on the ability of the rail industry to manage other major projects at the same time.
(26461)
416  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assistance he has requested from the Railtrack administrator under section 8.1.3 of the commercial loan agreement.
(26305)
417  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December, Official Report, column 498W, on London Underground, what steps are being taken to increase the capacity of the Jubilee Line to 27 trains per hour.
(26441)
418  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legal powers local authorities have to introduce 20 mph speed limits.
(26469)
419  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the latest date is by which he estimates that the modernisation investment programme for London Underground will have begun.
(26294)
420  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy to limit funding for investment by Railtrack and its successors to the total in the regulatory settlement for Control Period 2.
(26296)
421  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it remains his policy to require the rail industry to introduce ATP; and by what date.
(26460)
422  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the Railtrack administrator will be permitted to sell railway property assets to raise funding to repay the liabilities incurred under the commercial loan agreement.
(26301)
423  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of the working capital facility in section 2.2 of the Railtrack commercial loan agreement has been drawn down.
(26303)
424  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the likely impact of providing disabled and disability access on the capacity of trains.
(26307)
425  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many relevant dates for repayment have been defined, as referred to in section 9.3 of the Railtrack commercial loan agreement.
(26306)
426  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legal restrictions there are on road signage relating to speed limits.
(26467)
427  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the terms of engagement of Lord Birt are in relation to transport matters.
(26308)
428  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the external organisations with which he and his Department held discussions about Railtrack between 1st July and 7th October 2001.
(26462)
429  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress in the replacement of slam-door rolling stock on the railways.
(26310)
430  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legal powers local authorities have to introduce passive traffic calming on trunk roads.
(26470)
431  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions his Department has had with its counterpart in the Netherlands relating to competition in the rail industry.
(26464)
432  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy to enforce the transition to cup and cone train linkages by the end of 2003.
(26309)
433  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December, Official Report, column 496W, if the reference to Railtrack being unable to meet its debt liabilities refers to debt due to be raised under its business plan.
(26440)
434  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when (a) he and (b) his ministerial colleagues last met officials from the RMT.
(26298)
435  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the progress made to establish a company limited by guarantee to bid for ownership of Railtrack and its assets, indicating by what date he expects the new company to be fully legally operational.
(26292)
436  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the latest date is by which he estimates that London Underground will take delivery of new rolling stock.
(26295)
437  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many miles of railway he expects to be electrified under the 10 year plan.
(26465)
438  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what advice he received from Schroder Salomon Smith Barney relating to factors other than Government support which would have prevented Railtrack from raising the additional debt finance assumed in its business plan.
(26407)
439  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December, Official Report, col 495W Ref 23211, for what purpose the funding is required.
(26459)
440  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 495W, ref 23221, if this information will be provided to potential bidders for Railtrack.
(26471)
441  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress his Department's review of Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations has made.
(26082)
442  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether all ports in the UK charge port dues for ships coming into the port for repairs; which European ports around the North Sea waive port dues for ships without cargo commitments coming in to port for repairs; and what assessment he has made of whether port dues place the Port of Tyne at a competitive disadvantage to European ports which waive port dues for ships coming in for repair.
(26043)
443  
N  
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the local authorities in (a) England, by region, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales that own housing stock indicating in each case (i) how many properties they manage, (ii) how much debt they have in their housing revenue account and (iii) what plans they have to deal with their investment and repair backlogs.
(25886)
444  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much New Deal for Communities funding has been earmarked for expenditure on (a) building new homes and (b) repairing and improving existing stock in each of the New Deal for Communities areas.
(25922)
445  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what countries ban white asbestos.
(25757)
446  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the relative risks of (a) white and (b) blue asbestos.
(25753)
447  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of implementing the register of asbestos conditions from 2002 to (a) British businesses and (b) public buildings.
(25755)
448  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many prosecutions there have been in the UK in each of the last 10 years by the Health and Safety Executive, involving use of white asbestos.
(25759)
449  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what records his Department has of asbestos-related illness linked to encapsulated asbestos cement in the last 50 years.
(25756)
450  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proposals he has for increasing restrictions on white asbestos use.
(25758)
451  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the scientific advice to the Health and Safety Executive on which it has based its risk assessment of white asbestos.
(25754)
452  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of building product companies or trade bodies to discuss the hazards of white asbestos.
(25760)
453  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was paid (a) in total and (b) to individual bus companies under the Bus Fuel Rebate Scheme in each of the last seven years.
(26054)
454  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list (a) the commercial airline flights arriving or departing in the United Kingdom that use pesticide disinfectants, (b) the commercial flights arriving or departing the United Kingdom that require pesticide disinfectants, (c) the different methods used to apply pesticide disinfectants to commercial aircraft arriving or departing in the United Kingdom, (d) the monitoring procedures in place governing the use of pesticides applied to international flights arriving in the United Kingdom and (e) which flights arriving or departing within the United Kingdom use the chemical permthrin as a pesticide disinfectant.
(25214)
455  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how a determination is made as to which flights arriving in the United Kingdom require pesticide disinfection.
(25215)
456  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidelines are in place to monitor the air quality of commercial aircrafts arriving or departing within the United Kingdom; who regulates the effectiveness of high-efficiency particulate air filters; and if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of HEPA filters on the transmission of turberculosis.
(25216)
457  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 1989 Guildford Demonstration Project research into traffic sign conspicuity.
(26063)
458  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) bus services and (b) night bus services in London were cancelled due to (i) breakdowns and (ii) lack of drivers, on a borough basis in each year since 1997.
(26456)
459  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to refer planning appeals involving listed buildings to a panel of inspectors for determination when a single inspector has made a ruling contrary to the view of English Heritage; and if he will make a statement.
(25967)
460  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met the Chief Executive of English Heritage to discuss the planning appeal system involving listed buildings.
(25964)
461  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many appeals affecting listed buildings have been (a) upheld and (b) dismissed in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(25966)
462  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what procedures he operates to check that conditions attached to planning appeal decisions are carried out; and if he will make a statement.
(25968)
463  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what minimum notice Railtrack gives to train operating companies for planned maintenance work.
(26059)
464  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what further measures he will put in place to control the quality of maintenance and repair of rail tracks and other track infrastructure.
(26070)
465  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to ensure that worn-out train wheels are identified and replaced.
(26072)
466  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he is taking to measure and control the quality of train wheel maintenance.
(26069)
467  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of track has been inspected in each of the last five years for which records are available under Railtrack's preventative maintenance scheme; and what proportion will be inspected in the current 12 month period.
(26068)
468  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of derailments have been caused by (a) track failures, (b) train wheel failures and (c) foreign items on the track, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(26071)
469  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many rail track failures have been recorded by Railtrack in each of the last five years.
(26073)
470  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact ambient temperature has on rail track failures.
(26056)
471  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place a copy of the October 2001 rail safety report by Ove Arup, prepared for Railtrack, in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(26062)
472  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of train weight on rail track failures; and if he plans to introduce new weight regulations.
(26057)
473  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to establish a national test track for rolling stock.
(26058)
474  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to restrict train speed and weight to prevent track failures.
(26074)
475  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many derailments have occurred in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(26075)
476  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to revise PPG22 to take account of Government targets for renewable energy generation.
(25931)
477  
  
Ann Taylor (Dewsbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the (a) number of driving tests taken per year conducted at each centre in West Yorkshire over the last 10 years, (b) pass rates for written and practical tests at each of these test centres in the last three years and (c) waiting time for each practical test at each centre in the last three years.
(26241)
478  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the assumptions underlying the judgement about the amount of money that would be saved by the effect of the London Underground PPP on staff as opposed to the effect of the public sector alternative on staff; and if he will make a statement.
(26037)
479  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library his assumptions underlying the judgement about the amount of money that would be saved by introducing private sector management skills through London Underground PPP as opposed to through the public sector alternative; and if he will make a statement.
(26036)
480  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the assumptions underlying the judgement about the amount of money that would be saved by large projects in the London Underground system being implemented through the proposed PPP as opposed to through the public sector alternative; and if he will make a statement.
(26038)
481  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he issues on who is given priority for council housing; and what priority is given to the homeless when they apply.
(26631)
482  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the assistance given to the homeless who are trying to get a permanent home; and what new measures have been introduced since 1997.
(26632)
483  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what help is available to homeless people who have mental health problems and other health difficulties.
(26630)
484  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people are estimated to be homeless in the UK; and what proportion are aged (a) over 50 and (b) under 18.
(26629)
485  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the number of individuals in his (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years.
(26329)
486  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) number of recipients of working families tax credit who are also in receipt of housing benefit (i) in England and (ii) each English region and (b) estimated current net cost of discounting working families tax credit for the purposes of calculating housing benefit for existing claimants.
(26244)
487  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of persons aged 18 to 24 years who are (a) unemployed, (b) unemployed for more than six months, (c) unemployed for more than 12 months and (d) unemployed for more than two years found sustained unsubsidised jobs in each quarter since 1991.
(25980)
488  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many New Deal candidates have participated in the customised job preparation programme in preparation for jobs in the Civil Service; if he will list the Government departments for which such programmes (a) exist and (b) do not exist; and how many requests are outstanding from Government departments and agencies for such programmes.
(25977)
489  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are taken to assess the number of entrants to the New Deal for Young People who are functionally (a) illiterate and (b) innumerate on (i) entering and (ii) leaving the Gateway Period of the New Deal; and how many such people are on the New Deal.
(25987)
490  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of each quarterly cohort on the full-time education and training option in the New Deal for Young People left the New Deal with the qualification for which they aimed in each quarter since the inception of the New Deal.
(25986)
491  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of participants in the New Deal for Young People from non-white ethnic minorities found (a) jobs and (b) sustained jobs in each year since 1997; and if he will give a breakdown by different ethnic minorities.
(25984)
492  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) government departments and (b) agencies which have (i) signed national New Deal employer agreements, (ii) signed employer agreements with local jobcentres and (iii) not signed New Deal employer agreements.
(25982)
493  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those leaving the New Deal for the Long-term Unemployed left the New Deal for unsubsidised sustained jobs; and how many did not return to claim jobseeker's allowance within (a) 26 weeks and (b) one year since the inception of the New Deal.
(25981)
494  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to improve the performance of the New Deal for Young People in helping participants from non-white ethnic minority groups to obtain sustained jobs.
(25985)
495  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the proportion of claims for the children's premium in income support and jobseeker's allowance which have been (a) fraudulent and (b) incorrect.
(25988)
496  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will allow annuity holders (a) to draw down the assets and (b) to set up phased annuity schemes for the purposes of assessing entitlement to the proposd pension credit.
(26019)
497  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will allow the taking of annuities at any age up to 75 years for the purposes of assessing the proposed pension credit entitlement.
(26018)
498  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the Stakeholder Pension; and how much this will add to the total value of a pension.
(25926)
499  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to PQ 01/20232 and PQ 01/20233, if he will publish the syllabi of the training programmes mentioned and the advice to medical service doctors.
(26452)
500  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in tenements in Scotland have received only half of their winter fuel entitlement because of a computer error; what action is being taken to identify them; when he expects all such cases to be paid in full; and what steps he is taking to prevent the error recurring.
(26402)
501  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases have been raised with his Department by Members of the Scottish Parliament since 1st July 1999.
(26401)
502  
  
Ann Taylor (Dewsbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Kirklees claim the minimum income guarantee.
(26250)
503  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 180W, if he will place the Action Plan referred to in the Library.
(26563)
504  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the trends in the numbers of students domiciled in (a) Scotland who attend English universities and (b) England who attend Scottish universities, in the last five years.
[Question Unstarred] (23844)
505  
N  
Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the proportion of pupils reaching the end of compulsory schooling without any qualifications.
[Question Unstarred] (23850)
506  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement about teacher (a) recruitment and (b) retention in London.
[Question Unstarred] (23855)
507  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement about the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service.
[Question Unstarred] (23870)
508  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the criteria by which LEAs have been assigned the New Opportunities Fund for Sport allocation.
[Transferred] (26288)
509  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the use of fuel economy labels to help introduce less polluting and more fuel efficient vehicles.
[Transferred] (25932)
510  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what regulations are in place to control vehicle emissions; and what measures there are to enforce them.
[Transferred] (25933)
511  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps the Government has taken to assist the introduction of electrically powered vehicles and other alternatives to the petrol fuelled motor vehicle.
[Transferred] (25934)
512  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she will take to support environmentally-friendly small generators following the introduction of NETA; and if she plans to take this action before the next Budget.
[Transferred] (26614)
513  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the single person's pension has been as a percentage of average earnings in each year since 1972.
[Transferred] (26255)
514  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what amount of asset sales have been realised (a) by each local authority and (b) in total by local authorities in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (26143)
515  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide a breakdown of share ownership by occupational status for the most recent date available.
[Transferred] (26140)
516  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total value was of the sale of local authority assets in each of the last four years; and if he will provide a detailed breakdown.
[Transferred] (26147)
517  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the income distribution was in each of the last five years in each region of Britain.
[Transferred] (26275)
518  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many shareholders there are in each region; and what proportion of the adult population of their areas they represent.
[Transferred] (26240)
519  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of persons in poverty in working households without children are working more than 30 hours per week and are aged 25 years or over.
[Transferred] (25979)
520  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received relating to the impact of the new maternity and paternity arrangements on women employed within small businesses.
[Transferred] (26053)
521  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the costs to small businesses of women taking statutory maternity leave.
[Transferred] (26051)
522  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the weekly rate is of maternity allowance offered to women who are self-employed in small businesses.
[Transferred] (26050)
523  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many self-employed women have taken up full maternity leave and allowances in the last year and in the previous two years.
[Transferred] (26052)
524  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will give details of the Government's consultation on 'Powering Future Vehicles', referred to on page 124 of the Pre-Budget Report.
[Transferred] (26430)
525  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Zimbabwean citizens seeking asylum in Britain have been deported since June 2000.
[Transferred] (26620)
526  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money has been allocated to the UK Youth Parliament in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02; and what grant aid is planned for future years.
[Transferred] (26096)
527  
  
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people work in the Children and Young Persons Unit in her Department.
[Transferred] (25969)
528  
  
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the budget is for the Children and Young Persons Unit in her Department.
[Transferred] (25970)
529  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance has been issued by Her Majesty's Government on the handling of prisoners in Afghanistan; and on which dates such guidance was issued.
[Transferred] (26436)
530  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to strengthen the role of English Heritage in protecting listed buildings; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (25965)
531  
  
Ann Taylor (Dewsbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there were in Kirklees Metropolitan Council area each month from January 1997 to December 2001 in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
[Transferred] (26245)


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