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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 11 January 2002

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


 
FRIDAY 11th JANUARY
1  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what steps are taken to ensure that the contents of the recyling bags in Norman Shaw North are recycled.
(26347)
2  
  
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the COI spent on radio advertising in the last year; what percentage of this was spent on black minority ethnic media advertising; and what the five main campaigns that the COI financed that involved radio advertising were.
(26756)
3  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26992)
4  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26976)
5  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new regulations affecting business have been introduced since June 2001; and how many have been repealed.
(26764)
6  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the expenditure of her (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26989)
7  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in her Department.
(26977)
8  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in Chesham and Amersham (a) pay a television licence and (b) receive a free licence.
(27121)
9  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to extend the Channel 5 signal to all parts of the UK.
(27113)
10  
  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage the construction of berths along inland waterways and the coastline for recreational and leisure boating.
(27125)
11  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received from the Government of Greece concerning the return to Athens of the Parthenon marbles; and if she will make a statement.
(27146)
12  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the proposed date is for the total analogue switch off.
(26705)
13  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria sheltered housing complexes must meet to be exempt from payment of a television licence.
(27167)
14  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in Angus (a) pay the full television licence, (b) pay a reduced licence fee and (c) receive a free television licence.
(27168)
15  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26988)
16  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26973)
17  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role international peacekeepers will have in securing routes for aid convoys and deliveries within Afghanistan.
(26877)
18  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if, in the circumstances of a joint patrol involving Afghan security forces and British troops, the latter would be in on-the-spot command, in the event of hostile action.
(26485)
19  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) C130 Ks and (b) C130 Js are suitable for deployment to Afghanistan.
(26350)
20  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C130 Ks and how many C130 Js are equipped with a full Defensive Aids suite; when he plans to equip the balance of the fleet; and how many C130 Ks and (b) C130 Js are adopted for special forces roles.
(26352)
21  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C130 Ks are being used in the deployment in Afghanistan; how many flying hours per week they are flying; and whether that can be increased.
(26349)
22  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the timetable for troop deployment in Afghanistan.
(26353)
23  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many troops he plans to deploy in Afghanistan; and when their deployment will be complete.
(26348)
24  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance he has requested from the U.S. to aid the deployment of ground troops in Afghanistan.
(26351)
25  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the refit of HMS Invincible will be completed; when she will be ready for service; and if he will make a statement.
(26711)
26  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work has been carried out on HMS Ocean at Devonport Dockyard; if there has been work additional to that set out before its arrival at Devonport; how much the work will cost in total; and if he will make a statement.
(26710)
27  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the co-ordination required between the Helsinki Initiative in the European Union and the Defence Capabilities Initiative in NATO countries; and if he will make a statement.
(26855)
28  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action will be taken to improve the level of enabling forces and weapons which are required to meet the Petersburg Tasks prior to 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(26707)
29  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the upper range of possible Petersburg Tasks; what consultation there has been with other EU countries on Petersburg Tasks since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(26856)
30  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on (a) the overhaul of HMS Invincible to prepare her for the new Merlin helicopters and (b) other work on HMS Invincible; and if he will make a statement.
(26713)
31  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the work being carried out on HMS Ocean at Devonport Dockyard to be completed; when he expects it to return to service; and if he will make a statement.
(26712)
32  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are working for private companies working on contract on the MoD estate; what the cost to these companies is of employing these MoD personnel; what his Department charges for the service personnel per hour; and if he will make a statement.
(26708)
33  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects HMS Invincible to be surplus to Royal Navy requirements; and if he will make a statement.
(26709)
34  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what primary casualty receiving facilities have been provided on each of the Fort class RFAs; how many beds are provided; and what medical personnel serve on these ships.
(26679)
35  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Royal Navy ships have been deployed for periods exceeding five months in each of the past four years.
(26680)
36  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK forces will be deployed in Afghanistan by Friday 11th January; and what the full UK deployment will comprise.
(26673)
37  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the tour intervals were for the (a) Royal Armoured Corps, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Engineers, (d) Royal Signals and (e) Parachute Regiment in the last year for which figures are available.
(26676)
38  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Royal Navy ships have been away from their base port in excess of 60 per cent. of the time, averaged over the past two years.
(26675)
39  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of personnel have exceeded 140 nights away from home, in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available, in (a) 33 Squadron, (b) 10 Squadron, (c) 101 Squadron, (d) 24 Squadron, (e) 30 Squadron, (f) 47 Squadron, (g) 70 Squadron, (h) 7 Squadron, (i) 18 Squadron and (j) 27 Squadron.
(26678)
40  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the UK element of the ISAF in Afghanistan to be fully deployed.
(26674)
41  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of Royal Naval personnel are involved in operations.
(26681)
42  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the forces deployed in Afghanistan have unmodified SA80 rifles; and if he will make a statement.
(26672)
43  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of (a) the Army and (b) Land Command is (i) committed and (ii) warned to deploy for operations.
(26677)
44  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the RAF will take delivery of the A400M; and if he will make a statement.
(27165)
45  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status is of the proposed UN military staff college for the training of peace keepers; and if he will propose using the Scottish Centre for Nonviolence as its location.
(26683)
46  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken towards the creation of a European Civil Peace Corps.
(26682)
47  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on disbursement of the UK Conflict Prevention Fund.
(26669)
48  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what response he has made to (a) OSCE requirements for rapid expert assistance and co-operation teams and (b) EU requirements for a rapid reaction mechanism for civil crisis management.
(26668)
49  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are in place for providing and supporting a Civilian Peace Service.
(26670)
50  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions during 2001 the UK was involved in missions that involved (a) bombing and (b) firing into Iraq.
(27173)
51  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been killed and injured as a result of bombing raids on Iraq since 1991 and what discussions have been held with the UN co-ordinator in Iraq about the documentation and verification of the casualty figures.
(27174)
52  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the cost of enforcing the no fly zones in Iraq since the war officially ceased.
(27172)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the expenditure of her (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title for each year since 1997.
(26990)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in her Department.
(26975)
55  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of three year olds in Trafford are in receipt of a free early education place.
(25994)
56  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 13th December 2001, Official Report, column 959W, on individual learning accounts, whether further arrests have been made in relation to alleged fraud in the operation of the Individual Learning Accounts scheme; what further charges have been made; and if she will make a statement.
(26501)
57  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what meetings she has had with those representing providers of training under the Individual Learning Accounts scheme since 23rd October 2001; what representations they made to her; and if she will make a statement.
(26479)
58  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will accept students for registration under the Individual Learning Accounts scheme who could not register by the deadline of 7th December 2001 because of a subsequent decision to close the scheme on 23rd November 2001; what representations have been made to her about such closures; and if she will make a statement.
(26476)
59  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will announce a successor to the Individual Learning Accounts scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(26478)
60  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her latest estimate is of the overspend in relation to the Individual Learning Accounts scheme; and what impact she expects this to have on her Department's budget in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(26477)
61  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what investigations are taking place in relation to alleged fraud in the operation of the Individual Learning Accounts scheme with particular reference to (a) the contractor Capita, (b) its contractors and (c) its employees.
(26475)
62  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the use of claims based on Individual Learning Account funds to support terrorist activities.
(26774)
63  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if consultation on a replacement scheme for individual learning accounts will be by invitation only; and if she will consider submissions from all interested parties.
(27161)
64  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many investigations there have been to date into fraud by learning account holders.
(27160)
65  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of those ILA learning providers that have had no complaints made against them have received all payments owed to them for the ILA scheme.
(27159)
66  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will compensate those students who have started their course after the introduction of tuition fees but who will not benefit from changes to the system that decrease student debt.
(27157)
67  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many ILA learning providers have to date (a) had complaints and (b) had no complaints made against them.
(27158)
68  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the spending per head of population is on adult and community learning in (a) Buckinghamshire and (b) the Chesham and Amersham constituency.
(27124)
69  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many three year olds attended government-funded pre-school education in Chesham and Amersham in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000.
(27122)
70  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there are in local education authority schools in Chesham and Amersham.
(27123)
71  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils there are with SEN statements at each of the secondary schools in (a) Teesside area and (b) the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.
(26736)
72  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of secondary school places in Kent.
(27170)
73  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to provide more secondary school places for the children of Aylesham.
(27171)
74  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers have left the London Borough of Hillingdon Education Authority in each of the past five years as a result of (i) ill health, (ii) reaching retirement age, (iii) early retirement and (iv) to work for another education authority.
(26940)
75  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers within the Hillingdon Local Education Authority were assaulted by (a) pupils and (b) parents in each of the last four years.
(26857)
76  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many overseas teachers were working in the London Borough of Hillingdon Local Education Authority at December 2001 in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by country of origin.
(26944)
77  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools within the Hillingdon Local Education Authority had 30 or more pupils in a class in (a) September 2001 and (b) January 2002.
(26925)
78  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies there were in the London Borough of Hillingdon Local Education Authority at (a) January 2001, (b) September 2001 and (c) January 2002 in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools.
(26943)
79  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list all (a) funding resources and (b) initiatives sponsored by her Department for (i) the private sector, (ii) the voluntary sector and (iii) local authorities.
(26847)
80  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if, pursuant to her reply of 13th December 2001, Official Report, column 960W, she will list each financial means test applied under education legislation.
(26652)
81  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she recommends (a) The Primary Schools Drugs Education Pack, (b) Taking Drugs Seriously, (c) Taking Sex Seriously and (d) The Primary Schools Sex and Relationships Education Pack published by Healthwise for use in schools and by school teachers.
(26653)
82  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the education maintenance allowance evaluation will be published.
(26930)
83  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in her Department.
(26972)
84  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what has been the expenditure of her (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title for each year since 1997.
(26993)
85  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in which areas the culling of badgers as part of the Krebs trial has restarted; how many badgers have been culled; and what the estimated cost of the trial is.
(26754)
86  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle have been culled since 1995 due to being infected with bovine TB, broken down by year and county.
(26751)
87  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of bovine TB there have been in the United Kingdom since 1995, broken down by year and county.
(26752)
88  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers have been culled as part of the Krebs trial to date, broken down by year and county.
(26755)
89  
N  
David Burnside (South Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the EU's policy of cutting export refunds for whole milk and skimmed milk production on (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the Northern Ireland dairy sector.
(26127)
90  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the Government is taking to monitor the damage caused to sea beds by beam trawlers; and if she will make a statement.
(27162)
91  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what strategy her Department is adopting to provide support and encouragement to parish and town councils to maximise their effectiveness.
(26487)
92  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will a statement on the state of the fox population following the cessation of hunting as part of foot and mouth eradication.
(26488)
93  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the recent Countryside Agency Publication which denoted parish and town councils according to their level of activity.
(26486)
94  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government is helping to promote more energy efficient homes; and how many people in the Midlothian constituency have benefited from this.
(27182)
95  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which schemes give financial assistance to local authorities in England and Wales to encourage waste management and recycling of waste; and which schemes give financial assistance to local authorities in the county of Essex for this purpose.
(26846)
96  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will rely to the letters from the honourable Member for Henley of 4th September 2001 (Defra ref. 159940), 28th September 2001 (Defra ref. 160862), 18th July 2001 (Defra ref. 158115), 16th July 2001 (Defra ref. 157925) and 10th July 2001 (Defra ref. 157840); and what the reasons are for the delay in replying.
(26766)
97  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reasons lie behind the recent changes to the regulations for the transportation of goats for mating.
(26765)
98  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if goats are to be included with sheep with respect to BSE testing; and what her policy is on the destruction of the national goat herd if BSE is found to be present in sheep.
(26898)
99  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with Scottish ministers regarding managing waste refrigeration equipment in Scotland.
(26715)
100  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the number and (b) the process of selection of (i) former MAFF officials and (ii) former DETR officials now working in her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(25774)
101  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she has taken (a) to replace and (b) to repair flood defences nationwide that are due to reach the end of their design life over the next decade.
(27114)
102  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of IACS payments will have been made to farmers by 31st January.
(26087)
103  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government received its payment from the European Commission for IACS payments.
(26089)
104  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will pay interest to farmers who do not receive IACS payments by 31st January.
(26088)
105  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when livestock markets in England and Wales will re-open.
(26725)
106  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when, at the rate of depletion in 2000, stocks of (a) cod, (b) herring, (c) mackeral and (d) plaice will be fished out in (i) UK and (ii) EU waters; and if she will make a statement.
(27164)
107  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects payment of arable area IACS for the past year to be completed.
[R] (26741)
108  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average proportion of an arable farmer's income that is made up by an IACS payment at the latest date for which figures are available.
[R] (26742)
109  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of arable area IACS payments were made to farmers by (a) 1st January 2001 for the preceding year and (b) 1st January 2002 for this past year.
[R] (26740)
110  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to receive the Environment Agency's third report on the explosion at Cleansing Services Group Ltd, in Sandhurst, Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(26655)
111  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will make a decision on holding a public inquiry into the explosion at Cleansing Services Group Ltd, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(26654)
112  
N  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to assist the dairy farming industry in the United Kingdom.
(25947)
113  
N  
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many paper mills invested in combined heat and power plants in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2001-02 to date.
(26126)
114  
N  
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tons of carbon dioxide emissions she has calculated will be saved by the United Kingdom paper industry investing in combined heat and power plants, and over what period, under the Government's targets for climate change.
(26125)
115  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the most recent estimate of the value of agricultural producer support for (a) the EU and (b) each country thereof.
(26647)
116  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what headage payments are available to (a) beef, (b) dairy, (c) sheep and (d) other livestock farmers; what is the value of each payment (i) in aggregate and (ii) per head; and what are the conditions upon which payments depend.
(26000)
117  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what are the conditions with which (a) hunt organisers and (b) hunt followers must comply following approval of recommencement of hunting in England; and what is the purpose of each condition.
(26646)
118  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what agricultural products are the subject of quotas; how many holdings are in possession of each quota; and what is the average size of each quota per holding in possession of that quota.
(26651)
119  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff of her Department are engaged in the administration of quotas; and how much time she estimates is required of people outside her Department.
(26650)
120  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many transactions by correspondence, telephone or email take place on average each year between her Department and farmers subject to each (a) quota, (b) headage payment and (c) area payment.
(26693)
121  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of agricultural producer support in (a) the EU, (b) the UK and (c) England is met by (i) direct subsidy, (ii) price support, (iii) import charges, (iv) export refunds and (v) intervention.
(26648)
122  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what area payments are available to producers of (a) maize, (b) wheat, (c) barley, (d) oats, (e) sugar beet and (f) other crops; what is the value of each payment (i) in aggregate and (ii) by volume or area; and what are the conditions upon which payments depend.
(26001)
123  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff of her Department are engaged in the administration of area and headage payments; and how much time she estimates is required of people outside her Department.
(26649)
124  
  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cars with their contents of tobacco and alcohol were confiscated by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in the last 12 months; and how many of these cars originated in the North-East.
(26726)
125  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26991)
126  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the stability and growth pact on the conduct of the United Kingdom's fiscal policy.
(27001)
127  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the level of contingency reserves in (a) departmental expenditure limits and (b) annually managed expenditure in (i) 2002-03, (ii) 2003-04 and (iii) 2004-05.
(26994)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26997)
129  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes have been made in the last three years to the quotas for lending to local authorities by the Public Works Loan Board.
(27000)
130  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total cost of administering the PAYE system of income tax in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 2000-01 at (i) current and (ii) historic prices.
(26865)
131  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what studies the Inland Revenue has commissioned into reform of the administration of income tax since 1997; and if he will list their (a) names, (b) authors and (c) publication dates or expected publication dates.
(26862)
132  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people the Inland Revenue employed in (a) PAYE coding administration, (b) all other remaining aspects of PAYE administration, (c) all other taxation matters not covered in (a) and (b) above and (d) all other tasks not covered in (a) to (c) above in (i) 1979-80, (ii) 1996-97, (iii) 1999-2000 and (iv) 2000-01.
(26861)
133  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax returns the Inland Revenue (a) issued and (b) processed in tax years (i) 1972-73, (ii) 1980-81, (iii) 1990-91 and (iv) 2000-01.
(26947)
134  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many PAYE coding notices changes were made in by the Inland Revenue (a) 1972-73, (b) 1980-81, (c) 1990-91 and (d) 2000-01.
(26949)
135  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what studies the Inland Revenue has commissioned into replacing the PAYE coding system with a non-cumulative, end-of-year reconciliation system (a) before 1997 and (b) since 1997; and if he will place copies in the Library.
(26864)
136  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total cost of administering the national insurance contributions system in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 2000-01 in (i) current prices and (ii) historic prices, broken down by (A) the cost of collecting contributions, (B) the cost of paying contributory benefits and pensions and (C) all other costs of recording and administering the national insurance system.
(26863)
137  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the results were in terms of additional tax, duty, interest and penalties achieved in each of the last three years to 31st March 2001 (a) by Inland Revenue large business offices (corporation tax) as a whole expressed in terms of recoveries from individual taxpayers banded (i) £0 to £1 million, (ii) £1 million to £10 million, (iii) £10 million to £50 million, (iv) £50 million to £100 million, and (v) £100 million and above, and (b) by each of the geographic offices of the large business office (corporation tax) expressed as a total for that geographic office.
(26842)
138  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what have been, in each of the three years to 31st March 2001, Inland Revenue's estimates for sums to be expended in rewarding and individuals under section 32 of the Inland Revenue Regulation Act 1890; what the sum voted for this category of expenditure was; what Inland Revenue's actual expenditure was; and how much of this expenditure related to rewards to ordinary members of the public.
(26844)
139  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with regard to section 32 of the Inland Revenue Regulation Act 1890, if Commissioners have made use of this power since 1972 to reward their own officers involved in a case.
(26843)
140  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what goods and services provided by the access to work scheme are considered to be a taxable benefit; whether the receipt of digital hearing aids funded through the Department of Work and Pensions access-to-work scheme can be considered a taxable benefit; and if he will make a statement.
(25367)
141  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the staff report on the implementation of the HIPC debt initiatives referred to on page 5 of his joint statement of 16th November 2001 with the Secretary of State for International Development at the Ottawa meeting of the World Bank and IMF.
(26499)
142  
  
Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many World Aids Day postcards promoted by the World Development Movement and Jubilee Scotland were received by his Department in 2001.
[R] (26907)
143  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the total costs of the (a) construction, (b) equipping and (c) finishing of the new building for the Scottish Parliament will be paid for by (i) the UK Government and (ii) the Scottish Executive.
(27153)
144  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the amount of public money which has been spent on preparing British business for the arrival of the euro.
(26946)
145  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, to the honourable Member for Colchester (ref 24558), on the Scottish Provident Institution, what action he has taken in respect of representations he has received about the Scottish Provident Institution and the performance of the FSA in dealing with matters raised by Scottish Provident Action for Membership.
(27176)
146  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 328W, on public expenditure, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change between the projections for (a) Adjustments for Public Corporations and (b) Adjustments for expenditure financed by receipts for 2001-02 in Table 15 of the Pre-Budget Report 2001 and the projections made in Table B20 of the Pre-Budget Report 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(26915)
147  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 13th December 2001, Official Report, column 1003W, on capital appraisal, for what reason the Treasury considered that the project appraisal and capital approval system needed to be reviewed; and if he will make a statement.
(26909)
148  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to tax aircraft fuel.
(26920)
149  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much the value of the euro against (a) the pound sterling, (b) the US dollar and (c) the Japanese yen has changed since its introduction.
(26002)
150  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the advertising campaigns commissioned by HM Treasury since May 1997, showing for each (a) its objectives, (b) its beginning and end dates, (c) the media used, (d) the criteria adopted to judge its effectiveness, (e) the extent to which effectiveness criteria were met, (f) any agency involvement and (g) its cost.
(26006)
151  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much (a) the retail price index, (b) GDP, (c) unemployment, (d) employment and (e) taxation as a proportion of GDP or equivalent, has changed since the introduction of the euro in (i) each country in the EU, (ii) the US and (iii) Japan.
(26003)
152  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much, since the introduction of the euro, interest rates have changed in (a) each country in the EU, (b) the US and (c) Japan.
(26004)
153  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he will take to ensure that measures taken to control bureaux de change and prevent money-laundering are applied to retail outlets accepting euro-denominated notes and coins.
(26008)
154  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much average incomes have changed, since the introduction of the euro, in (a) each country in the EU, (b) the US and (c) Japan.
(26005)
155  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conditions he has set to define the relief of poverty in respect of his 2015 targets arising from trade liberalisation as set out in his Ottawa Speech.
(26934)
156  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of families in Stoke on Trent who will benefit from the increase in children's tax credit in April 2002.
(26933)
157  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give tax relief for those taxpayers who are paying the full cost of a spouse residing in a nursing home.
(26910)
158  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26987)
159  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26971)
160  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what obstacles exist to the International Committee of the Red Cross having access to all prisoners being held within Afghanistan.
(26876)
161  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what obstacles there are to supplying humanitarian aid to Iraq under the United Nations oil-for-food programme.
(26878)
162  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what response he received from the Columbian Government to his representations about the situation in Barrancabermeja and Magdalena Medio.
(27163)
163  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Cambodian Government about the expulsion of Senator Chhang Song, Senator Phay Siphan and Senator Pou Savath, from the Cambodian Senate.
(26879)
164  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Zimbabwe about the medical condition of Mr Fletcher Dulini-Neube MP.
(26880)
165  
  
Mr John Cummings (Easington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to make an announcement concerning the granting of British Citizenship to residents of St Helena; and if he will make a statement.
(26768)
166  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on (a) the number of UK citizens arrested in Afghanistan for alleged terrorist activity by (i) United Kingdom forces, (ii) United States forces and (iii) Afghan forces or paramilitaries, (b) their present whereabouts, (c) their identities and (d) their access to consular and legal representation.
(26773)
167  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 855W, on agendas for meeting of the EU Council of Ministers, for how many (a) council meetings and (b) Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings in the last three months the provisional agenda was received by his Department 14 days or more before the beginning of the meeting; for how many of those meetings in each case there were subsequent changes to the agenda involving (i) items for discussion and (ii) A points; and how long before each of the last two Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings a final, definitive list of A points was received by his Department.
(27150)
168  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, what actions he has taken during 2001, and plans to take during 2002, in response to the disappearance of Surjit Kaur Athwal, a British citizen, in India in December 1998.
(27185)
169  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department's Ministers last officially visited Pacific Islands; and which ones.
[R] (27154)
170  
N  
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) total costs and (b) design and printing costs were involved in producing the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health 2001.
(26148)
171  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26970)
172  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26986)
173  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of human TB there have been in the United Kingdom since 1995, broken down by year and county.
(26753)
174  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1037W, on free nursing care, if he will make a statement as to why, from Q1 2000-01, reasons for delay were only collected on the basis of patients of all ages and not by (a) age group and (b) reason for delay; and if he will publish the figures he has collated for this period.
(25782)
175  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response he has made to the recommendations of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in food on acceptable limits of dioxins in food.
(26714)
176  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department is taking to protect health service staff and patients who are allergic to latex from exposure to it; and if he will refer the issue of latex allergy to the Medical Devices Agency Committee on Safety of Devices.
(26124)
177  
  
Mr John Cummings (Easington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Easington Primary Care Group Area suffer from respiratory and circulatory illnesses as a percentage of (a) the local population and (b) the population covered by the Durham Health Authority.
(26770)
178  
  
Mr John Cummings (Easington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients suffer from diabetes in the Easington Primary Care Group Area as a percentage of (a) the local population and (b) the population covered by the Durham Health Authority.
(26771)
179  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the patients awaiting discharge in inappropriately occupied beds in Wycombe and Amersham hospitals will have their future care practice funded by (a) the health authority, (b) the county social services department and (c) a combination of both; and what the equivalent figures were in January (i) 2001, (ii) 1999, (iii) 1998 and (iv) 1997.
(27120)
180  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available in Buckinghamshire in the care home sector between 1997 and 2001.
(27119)
181  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of eligible children were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine in South Buckinghamshire in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01.
(27118)
182  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage was of patients waiting for in-patient treatment in the South Buckinghamshire Health Authority on 1st January in each of the years 1997 to 2002.
(27117)
183  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the current regulations which do not permit sufferers of motor neurone disease to obtain tissues required for their care by prescription.
(26948)
184  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to include migraine in the new NHS framework for long-term neurological conditions.
(26953)
185  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths have occurred in the Midlothian constituency since 1990.
(27189)
186  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government is doing to help reduce the UK's seasonal mortality rate.
(27183)
187  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued in respect of non-executive appointments to (a) primary care trusts and (b) other NHS bodies; and what role primary care trust chairmen have in selecting non-executive members of (i) primary care trusts and (ii) other NHS bodies.
(27129)
188  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to receive the findings of NICE regarding the use of the drug Herception as treatment for breast cancer; and if he will make a statement.
(26962)
189  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health authorities in England and Wales have authorised the use of the drug Herception as treatment for breast cancer within the National Health Service.
(26960)
190  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting (a) more than six months and (b) more than 12 months for in-patient treatment in the Tees Health Authority area in (i) December 1996 and (ii) December 2001.
(26738)
191  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many school-age children from ethnic minority communities suffer from mental health problems; and if he will make a statement.
(26737)
192  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision exists for school-age children who suffer from mental health problems (a) in the UK and (b) in the Teesside area; and if he will make a statement.
(26739)
193  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend charging for (a) clinical and (b) non-clinical NHS services; and if he will make a statement.
(26912)
194  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessments his Department has carried out in the last two years into the relative costs of medical interventions in the UK public and private health systems; if he will publish the results; if he will summarise the key conclusions; and if he will make a statement.
(26911)
195  
  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people from (a) East Kent, (b) Portsmouth, (c) West Sussex/East Surrey and (d) other areas of England were sent to other European countries for health treatment between (i) 1st January and 31st December 2001 and (ii) 1st January and 30th January 2002; if he will make a statement on the comparative costs of such treatments compared with the NHS in England, taking into account travel costs; and if he will make a statement on the conclusions of the three test-bed pilot schemes for overseas treatments.
(26913)
196  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of potential risks to health caused by the chemical treatment of trees used as Christmas trees.
(26702)
197  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's progress on its plan to abolish mixed-sex wards by 2002.
(26717)
198  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of changes in residential and home care charges for (a) Manchester City Council and (b) in the UK.
(25775)
199  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to help local authority social services meet residential and home care charges in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK.
(25776)
200  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the funding available for the Building Capacity Government initiative in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK.
(25777)
201  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to support the cost of local authority children services in (a) Manchester and (b) the UK.
(25778)
202  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the financial impact on local authorities of the Information for Social Care e-government scheme.
(25779)
203  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to help local authority social services meet charges incurred by criminal record checks from the Criminal Records Bureau.
(25780)
204  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from the Local Government Association regarding financial pressures on social services.
(25781)
205  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds have been made available to the Worthing and Southlands Hospital Trust over the last five years for the refurbishment of wards.
(26497)
206  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adoptions from Romania have taken place in each of the last four years.
(26493)
207  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has altered its policies on inter-country adoptions from Romania since 1997.
(26495)
208  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action has been taken with regard to each of the chief executives of NHS hospital trusts awarded zero stars in his star rating exercise in 2001; and if he will list them.
(26086)
209  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Romanian authorities about inter-country adoption.
(26494)
210  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds have been made available to hospital trusts in the last five years specifically for the refurbishment of hospital wards.
(26496)
211  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is to the National Health Service of treating an in-patient in a National Health Service hospital for one week.
(26744)
212  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require hospital doctors registered as practitioners in England and Wales to disclose any criminal convictions they have in any jurisdiction.
(26743)
213  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the change in the number of care home beds in (a) West Wiltshire District and (b) Salisbury District since 1997.
(26734)
214  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of infants received the MMR vaccine in the last 12 months.
(26721)
215  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of re-configuring the structure of the NHS in East Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.
(27148)
216  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance his Department has given NHS trusts with regard to car parking fees at hospitals.
(26858)
217  
  
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of children with autism was in each district health authority in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(26884)
218  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many days were lost through sickness absence in his Department in each of the last four years.
(26945)
219  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from what date the Hillingdon/Harrow Health Trust will be included in the modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services Project.
(26939)
220  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list all (a) funding resources and (b) initiatives sponsored by his Department for (i) the private sector, (ii) the voluntary sector and (iii) local authorities.
(26849)
221  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment she has made of the health of residents in Sandhurst, Gloucestershire, following the explosion at Cleansing Services Group Ltd; and if she will make a statement.
(26656)
222  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria were for the selection of NHS trusts announced on 25th May 2000 in the project to provide access to digital hearing aids; and what the criteria will be for the selection of those which were the subject of his press release on Christmas Eve 2001.
(25995)
223  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for new NHS dental patients are available in the Gosport constituency.
(27152)
224  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department is doing to safeguard local family pharmacies; and if he will make a statement.
(26931)
225  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the areas of unmet needs in respect of access to GP surgeries in North Stoke.
(26932)
226  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health-related PFI proceeds are (a) underway and (b) being evaluated in the West Midlands; and where they are located.
(26746)
227  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospital investment in the last five years in Shropshire has been allocated to the hospitals in (a) Telford, (b) Shrewsbury and (c) Oswestry.
(26750)
228  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26969)
229  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26984)
230  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Greater Manchester Police in respect of the policing costs of the 2002 Commonwealth Games; what estimate he has made of the costs of (a) policing and (b) other security measures related to the Commonwealth Games; and what proposals he has made to ensure that the policing and other security costs are appropriately funded.
(27126)
231  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent research his Department has commissioned into the effect on race relations of illegal immigrants.
(26728)
232  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost to his Department was of illegal immigrants in the last 12 months.
(26841)
233  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes for (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary in a dwelling, (e) theft of a motor vehicle and (f) theft from a vehicle per 1,000 population there were in (i) Wales and (ii) the Cynon Valley in the last 12 months.
(26870)
234  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were serving in the Thames Valley Police Force on 1st January (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001 and (f) 2002.
(27151)
235  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what right to buy would be enjoyed by a serving Metropolitan Police officer with a secure tenancy of a police house since July 2000, with non-secure tenancies from 1995 to 2000 and with a wife who was previously a long-term local authority secure tenant.
(26952)
236  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government is doing to combat mobile phone theft.
(27180)
237  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the figures are for crime against the person in the Midlothian constituency in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available; what percentage of this figure was related to mobile phone crime; and what the Government is doing to (a) help reduce crime and (b) improve community safety in the Midlothian constituency.
(27181)
238  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firearm officers serving in police forces in England and Wales were suspended from duty in 2000; and what was the average length of time from suspension to re-instatement or discharge.
(26961)
239  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the number of police officers serving in rural areas.
(26963)
240  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he issues to police officers on breathalysing drivers immediately following a road accident in which there is fatality or serious injury; and if it is normal practice to breathalyse drivers in these circumstances.
(26720)
241  
  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that it becomes normal practice for police officers to breathalyse drivers immediately following a road accident in which there was a fatality or serious injury.
(26719)
242  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 479W, if it is his intention that an asylum seeker who has been accommodated in a reception centre or accommodation centre immediately prior to being recognised as a refugee or being granted exceptional leave to remain, will have to establish a local connection when making an application for housing assistance from a local authority under Part VI of the Housing Act 1996.
(26767)
243  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been charged with corruption in the last five years in the Cleveland police force.
(26735)
244  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people the Government sought to be extradited to face trial in the UK from (a) other EU countries and (b) non-EU countries in each of the last 10 years broken down by categories of offence; and how many requests were (i) accepted, (ii) refused and (iii) withdrawn.
(26150)
245  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has on the present (a) murder rate per 1,000 of the population and (b) attempted murder rate for (i) Manchester and (ii) the UK.
(25772)
246  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has on the clear-up rate for (a) murder and (b) attempted murder for (i) Manchester and (ii) the UK.
(25773)
247  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of children abducted from Romania have been investigated by police in the last five years.
(26491)
248  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with the Romanian authorities regarding abduction of children from that country.
(26490)
249  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the incidence of children abducted in Romania being brought to the UK.
(26492)
250  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what instructions he has given to immigration staff about serving appeal decisions; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(27187)
251  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the maximum delay he allows between the Secretary of State receiving appeal decisions under rule 15(2) and 16(5), and 18(9A) and 19(6) amended by SI 4014 (L.31) 2001 and serving them on the appellants.
(27186)
252  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the new arrangements for service of appeal decisions under rules 15(2), 16(5), 18(9A) and 19(6) will come into operation.
(27188)
253  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the numbers of children aged 10 to 16 years in young offender institutions and secure units.
(26859)
254  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what projects his Department is supporting to combat vandalism in suburban areas.
(26941)
255  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers in the Metropolitan Police Service have left the service in each of the last four years as a result of (a) reaching retirement age, (b) being retired sick, (c) being transferred to another force and (d) resignation.
(26881)
256  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Metropolitan Police recruits were undertaking the 18 weeks training and 10 weeks street duty course during each of the previous 24 months.
(26942)
257  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he takes to monitor football players and club officials travelling overseas for matches; and if he will make a statement.
(27169)
258  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the UK Government has made a financial contribution to the Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings launched by the Centre for International Crime Prevention.
(26903)
259  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of asylum seekers who enter the UK as a result of third party traffickers who assist their passage.
(26904)
260  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had in the past six months with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe about trafficking in human beings.
(26902)
261  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the agencies (a) in the UK and (b) abroad involved in the interception and prosecution of people who traffic in human beings.
(26906)
262  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what relationship his Department has with Interpol; and what discussions have taken place in the past three months about the trafficking of human beings.
(26905)
263  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for voluntary chemical castration of habitual sex offenders.
(26924)
264  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for naturalisation are (a) outstanding and (b) awaiting input to the INS database.
(25998)
265  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visa renewal are (a) outstanding and (b) awaiting input onto the INS database.
(25996)
266  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were made for naturalisation; and what was the (a) average and (b) upper decile time taken to determine applications, in each year since 1997.
(25999)
267  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were made for visa renewal in each year since 1997; and what was the (a) average and (b) upper decile time taken to determine applications in each year.
(25997)
268  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will respond to the Citizen's Advice Bureaux service's response to the inter-departmental review team's discussion paper on family visitor appeals; and if he will make a statement.
(26938)
269  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate has been made of the success of anti-social behaviour orders in cutting (a) vandalism, (b) crime, (c) nuisance behaviour and (d) prostitution and other related activities.
(26929)
270  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further guidance he intends to issue to (a) local authorities and (b) police forces to (i) deal with and (ii) reduce the numbers of instances of disorder and vandalism.
(26928)
271  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of breached anti-social behaviour orders resulted in a custodial sentence in Staffordshire in 2001.
(26926)
272  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders were breached in Staffordshire in 2001.
(26927)
273  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on staff recruitment and retentions at HMP Ashfield; and if he will list the numbers and types of staff vacancies at HMP Ashfield.
(26483)
274  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the director of HMP Ashfield is on a permanent contract; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the departure of his predecessor.
(26482)
275  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the directors of HMP Ashfield since it was opened and the dates between which each was employed.
(26481)
276  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether employees of local authorities who carry out duties within Dungavel Detention Centre have had (a) fingerprints and (b) photographs of them taken.
(26684)
277  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what body formally employs the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(27002)
278  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what arrangements are in place for monitoring the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(27003)
279  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to the Botswanian Government regarding the Botswanian Government's plans to withdraw water from the Sanbushaman of the Central Kalahari at the end of January.
(26882)
280  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in her Department.
(26968)
281  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what has been the expenditure of her (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26985)
282  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what specific assistance she gives to help combat the disease known as sleeping sickness; and if she will make a statement.
(27155)
283  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what specific assistance she gives to help people suffering from leprosy; and if she will make a statement.
(27156)
284  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will introduce proposals to develop a national civilian roster for humanitarian assistance along the lines of the Danish International Humanitarian Service or the Norwegian NORDEM.
(26671)
285  
N  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has for addressing the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
(25991)
286  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been the expenditure of the Lord Chancellors (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title for each year since 1997.
(26981)
287  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26966)
288  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints have been lodged in the last five years with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration in respect of the Public Guardianship Office.
(27109)
289  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Chief Executive of the Public Guardianship Office intends to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Aylesbury of 14th November 2001 about his constituent Mr A. B. Clarke.
(27112)
290  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of whether the Public Guardianship Office is continuing to meet the standards of responsiveness to inquiries from members of the public implied by its Chartermark.
(27110)
291  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what target he has set for the Public Guardianship Office to respond to letters from honourable Members.
(27111)
292  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, in how many cases referred by magistrates to the Crown Court for sentencing the defendant had pleaded (a) guilty and (b) not guilty in the latest year for which figures are available.
(26151)
293  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many judges he has admonished for falling asleep on the bench in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(27149)
294  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26982)
295  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26964)
296  
  
Mr David Trimble (Upper Bann):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) shootings, (b) bombings and (c) beatings there were in each of the last six months by (i) Republican paramilitaries purported to be on ceasefire, (ii) Republican paramilitaries not on ceasefire, (iii) Loyalist paramilitaries claiming to be on ceasefire and (iv) Loyalist paramilitaries not on ceasefire.
(26883)
297  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26967)
298  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the dates of foreign visits he has made since 11th September; which countries he visited; whom he met; what was discussed; what the size of his entourage was; which Foreign Office Ministers accompanied him; and what the total cost of the visit was in each case.
(26757)
299  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his visits to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
(26498)
300  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on how he plans to implement the recommendations in the report of the Performance and Innovation Unit on United Kingdom energy objectives; and if he will place a copy of the report in the Library.
(26845)
301  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the results of his visit to Pakistan in relation to Kashmir.
(26935)
302  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what has been the expenditure of her (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26983)
303  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in her Department.
(26965)
304  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the impact on Scottish business of United Kingdom membership of the eurozone.
(26704)
305  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the expenditure of her (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26978)
306  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in her Department.
(26995)
307  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the number of Miners' Health Compensation Scheme claims for respiratory diseases settled in full in (a) Wales and (b) the rest of the United Kingdom.
(25869)
308  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average duration was between assessment and a full and final settlement for former miners with regard to (a) vibration white finger and (b) respiratory diseases in (i) Wales, (ii) the rest of the United Kingdom and (iii) the Cynon Valley in the last 12 months.
(26875)
309  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures are being taken to speed up the processing of miners' compensation claims in the Cynon Valley.
(26874)
310  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if extra staff and resources will be appointed to accelerate the processing of Miners' Health Compensation Scheme claims in Wales.
(26873)
311  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government is doing to ensure trade union negotiation rights are given to employees in small and medium-sized enterprises.
(27184)
312  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria are used by Consignia to determine whether a post office is facing unavoidable closure; and if she will make a statement.
(25369)
313  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her latest estimate is of (a) the annual value of Benefit Agency business to Consignia which will be lost as a result of the introduction of automated credit transfer and (b) the expected revenue to be gained by Consignia through the operation of the Universal Bank.
(25370)
314  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the sum allocated in the Comprehensive Spending Review to preserve the post office network will be spent; how much has been spent in 2000-01; and how much will be spent in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
(25372)
315  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many representations she has received regarding the proposals by Ofgem to remove price controls on the electricity and gas markets.
(26716)
316  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many representations she received from (a) honourable Members and (b) member of the public concerning the use, misuse and sale of fireworks beween (i) 1st October and 31st December 1999, (ii) 1st January and 30th September 2000, (iii) 1st October and 31st December 2000 and (iv) 1st January and 30th September 2001.
(26699)
317  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with Consignia regarding recruitment of delivery staff in London.
(26706)
318  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to break down the figures for injuries caused by fireworks by type of firework.
(26667)
319  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to record the number of incidents and nature of damage to property caused by different types of fireworks.
(26666)
320  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26996)
321  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26979)
322  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what account his Department takes regarding illegal immigrants' housing needs.
(26729)
323  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent research his Department has carried out into safety considerations concerning passengers standing in buses; and what discussions he has had with bus and coach operators on the subject of the safety concerns of passengers standing in those vehicles.
(26484)
324  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to written answer 23221, of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 495W, for what reason this information is market sensitive; and which share prices of other markets could be affected by the provision of a response to it.
(26732)
325  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the references to Central Railway in the documentation for the M1 multimodal study reflect his policy on the proposal.
(26733)
326  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many miles were travelled by buses in the county of Essex on scheduled passenger journeys which were in receipt of the rural bus subsidy grant in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(26852)
327  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many miles were travelled by buses on scheduled passenger journeys in the county of Essex in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(26851)
328  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was paid under the rural bus subsidy grant to schemes affecting the county of Essex in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(26850)
329  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he will take to ensure that the proposed system of local authority funding for 2003-04 will be fair; and whether the new system will be fully implemented by 2003-04.
(26908)
330  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what basis his indicative settlement for Worcestershire has been determined.
(27116)
331  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates have been made of the resident elderly population of Somerset County Council area in each financial year from 1997-98 to 2002-03.
(25852)
332  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the standard spending assessments for 2002-03 were not calculated by reference to the total elderly residential population in each local authority area; what plans his Department has to revise the method of calculation; and if he will make a statement.
(25854)
333  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has collated on the numbers of retired people of pensionable age (a) living in and (b) living away from their home area who enter supported residential care.
(25856)
334  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has, as part of the London to South West and South Wales Multi-Modal Transport Study, to analyse the costs and benefits of a non road-dualling multi-modal option, including local traffic safety measures, to address traffic safety and congestion issues on the A30/A303 and on the A358 to Taunton; and if he will make a statement.
(25371)
335  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what resources were allocated, per head, to meet the needs of the elderly population in each local authority area in England in the latest year for which figures are available.
(25851)
336  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates have been made of the number of (a) elderly supported residents and (b) elderly people living in private households in Somerset County Council area in each financial year from 1997-98 to 2002-03.
(25853)
337  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department plans to take to develop a single standard spending assessment distribution formula that covers the residential and domiciliary care of elderly people.
(25855)
338  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how the formula to estimate the number of elderly supported residents in local authority areas has operated in each financial year between 1997-98 and 2002-03; what assessment he has made of its effectiveness for (a) England, (b) London boroughs, (c) Shire counties and (d) Somerset; and if he will make a statement.
(25859)
339  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to reduce the risk presented by piracy to UK-registered or owned shipping.
(26701)
340  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many applications for dispensation from the requirement to validate certificates to STCW 95 standards have been granted by the Marine & Coastguard Agency.
(26700)
341  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he plans to make to the International Maritime Organisation concerning the adequacy of existing shipping and port security measures.
(26703)
342  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the most recent estimate is of the cost of the Thameslink 2000 project.
(26149)
343  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason he has not appointed any board members to Shoreham Trust Port Authority since their terms expired on 31st December 2001; and when he expects to do so.
(26085)
344  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what preliminary findings from the South East Regional Air Services Study will be made available to county councils in the region in time for them to be taken into account when producing their drafts for county structure plans.
(26084)
345  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he anticipates the completion of the South East Regional Air Services Study; if its findings will be published in full; and how it will be made available to the public.
(26083)
346  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to monitor the quality of the work of approved independent building inspectors following the introduction of Statutory Instrument 2532.
(26745)
347  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce legislation to provide powers to impose a levy to recoup the costs of the Air Travel Trust Fund set up in 1975.
(27144)
348  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental benefits of using financial incentives to encourage commuter traffic to shift from using cars to motorcycles; and if he will make a statement.
(26731)
349  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the total Government spending to date on the upgrade of the West Coast Main Line.
(26723)
350  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the projected total Government spending is on the upgrade of the West Coast Main Line.
(26722)
351  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met Lord Birt to discuss transport policy.
(26724)
352  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish Lord Birt's study of Britain's transport needs.
(26758)
353  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what terms of reference he has agreed with Lord Birt for his study of Britain's transport needs.
(26760)
354  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date he first met Lord Birt to discuss the future of transport.
(26763)
355  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what administrative support his Department is supplying Lord Birt for his study of Britain's transport needs.
(26762)
356  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date he last met Lord Birt to discuss the future of transport, with specific reference to the railways.
(26761)
357  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what timetable he has agreed with Lord Birt for the completion of his study of Britain's transport needs.
(26759)
358  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will rank local authorities in England by (a) number and (b) percentage of (i) public and (ii) private housing stock which have been abandoned.
(27147)
359  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to safeguard the trackbed of disused railway lines where lines could be re-opened; and if he will make a statement.
(27166)
360  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list all (a) funding resources and (b) initiatives sponsored by his Department for (i) the private sector, (ii) the voluntary sector and (iii) local authorities.
(26848)
361  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes.
(26923)
362  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for compensation for residents living under the flight path to Heathrow Airport.
(26918)
363  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the estimated number of new homes for nurses in South East England which will be built under the Starter Home Initiative over the years 2001-02 to 2003-04.
(26921)
364  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with BAA on raising airport taxes to pay for compensation to residents living under the Heathrow flight path.
(26919)
365  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assistance is available to key workers who are unable to top up their maximum borrowing potential to an amount sufficient to obtain a mortgage for a property in London under the Starter Homes Initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(26917)
366  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of measures of traffic congestion; and which measure his department uses for the purposes of assessing the cost and benefit of road construction and traffic management schemes.
(26664)
367  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the targets agreed between his Department and highway authorities in the geographical counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Sussex for the delivery of highways and transport services, identifying those on which his specific grant or borrowing permission is contingent.
(26665)
368  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what roads on the Isle of Wight and in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire are the responsibility of his Department; what (a) agency and (b) other arrangements exist for the maintenance of those roads; and what consultation agents undertake with his Department on works and traffic management schemes affecting those roads.
(26662)
369  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 24th October, Official Report, column 236W, whether West Quay Road, Southampton, is a trunk road.
(26663)
370  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost was (a) to government and (b) to other parties of introducing the new vehicle registration system.
(26659)
371  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the advertising campaigns which he and his predecessors have commissioned since May 1997, showing for each (a) its objectives, (b) its beginning and end dates, (c) the media used, (d) criteria adopted to judge its effectiveness, (e) the extent to which effectiveness criteria were met, (f) agency involvement and (g) its cost.
(26660)
372  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much, in cash and real terms, was invested in (a) track and signalling capital projects and (b) other capital projects in the railway industry each year from 1998-99; and of each, how much was met from public funds.
(26661)
373  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many vehicles were registered with DL registrations in (a) the last year and (b) the last 10 years of the old vehicle registration system.
(26657)
374  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many vehicles were registered in (a) Great Britain and (b) Northern Ireland in (i) the last year and (ii) the last 10 years of the old vehicle registration system.
(26658)
375  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the financial implications were to his Department of his recent return from India earlier than he had planned.
(25993)
376  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost was to public funds of the travel and accommodation involved in his planned meetings in India in January with Indian Government representatives.
(25992)
377  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement in respect of third party rights of appeal in relation to planning applications.
(26937)
378  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many development schemes have been funded by English Partnerships and have secured redevelopment on sites formerly occupied by sub-standard housing in each of the last five years; and at what locations.
(26747)
379  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many English Partnerships funded projects have involved housing development in the last five years in (a) Telford and (b) the West Midlands.
(26749)
380  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the progress being made in (a) house clearance and (b) redevelopment through the Housing Corporation pilot grant scheme.
(27115)
381  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total annual budget is for English Partnerships' investment activity; and what proportion is allocated in (a) Telford and (b) the West Midlands in the current financial year.
(26748)
382  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received on the closure of Ashford International Station on the weekend of the France v England rugby match in Paris; and if he will make a statement.
(26888)
383  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26980)
384  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26998)
385  
  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 18th December 2001, Official Report, column 183W, on the Health Consultation Document, if he will request from the Welsh Assembly an analysis of the responses to the consultation document.
(26727)
386  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the expenditure of his (a) Department, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies on newspaper advertising by title in each year since 1997.
(26974)
387  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will commission and publish an independent report on the reasons for the level of sickness absence in his Department.
(26999)
388  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action his Department takes in relation to illegal immigrants (a) to ensure social inclusion and (b) to deal with employment.
(26730)
389  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans there are to extend employment zones, action teams for jobs and JobCentre+ to the Cynon Valley.
(26872)
390  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans there are to establish a job transition service in the Cynon Valley.
(26871)
391  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of those who have entered work through the New Deal programme have commenced unsubsidised employment in (a) Wales and (b) the Cynon Valley.
(26866)
392  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what was the total grant available to local authorities in 2001-02 following the introduction of the discretionary payment scheme to those persons who require additional assistance to pay their rent or council tax.
(26957)
393  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money was claimed by local authorities from his Department in 2000-01 from the Regulation 61 payment scheme.
(26955)
394  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what are the estimated savings to his Department from the abolition of Regulation 61 payments and the introduction of the discretionary payment scheme for those persons who require additional assistance with rent or council tax.
(26958)
395  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what was the budget available to local authorities in 2000-01 for Regulation 61 payments; and how much of this money (a) was direct grant and (b) had to be funded from the general fund of local authorities.
(26956)
396  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what consultations his Department had with the local authority associations regarding the abolition of the Regulation 61 payment scheme.
(26959)
397  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department in 2001-02 as a consequence of the council tax benefit restriction scheme.
(26954)
398  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the extent of benefit fraud through the use of bank accounts set up by members or supporters of Shariah and Al Muhajaroon.
(26772)
399  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cold weather payments have been triggered this winter as a result of low temperatures, broken down by (a) weather station and (b) nation and region of the United Kingdom.
(25948)
400  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families in the Midlothian constituency include a disabled person; how many of these families have income support as their main income; and what the average amount is per week that these households spend on (a) food, (b) fuel and (c) medicines.
(27178)
401  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Government is helping pensioners who live in poverty; and what percentage of pensioners in the Midlothian constituency are living in poverty.
(27175)
402  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government is doing to safeguard the welfare of unaccompanied asylum seeking children when they are given leave to remain in the UK; how the Government is helping social care agencies protect and aid those children deemed most at risk; and how many children are at risk in the Midlothian constituency.
(27177)
403  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to integrate provisions of digital hearing aids throught the access-to-work scheme with NHS digital hearing aid provision; and if he will make a statement.
(25368)
404  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations his Department has made to Her Majesty's Treasury concerning the treatment of the receipt of digital hearing aids funded through the access-to-work scheme as a taxable benefit.
(25366)
405  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidelines he has published regarding the treatment of employees returning to work after long-term sick leave.
(26916)
406  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many working age clients have made a claim for a benefit other than jobseeker's allowance in the ONE pilot areas since the introduction of compulsory work-focused interviews; and what percentage have failed to take part in the interview.
(26480)
407  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she will take to ensure that retail outlets accepting euro-denominated notes and coins offer customers fair exchange rates.
[Transferred] (26007)
408  
  
Mr John Cummings (Easington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will bring forward legislation for a register of social landlords to be held and administered by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (26769)
409  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what are the criteria for determining the competent authorities in each of the EU member states as to who are to be their issuing and executing judicial authorities in respect of Article 6 of the Council Framework Decision relating to the European Arrest warrant.
[Transferred] (26950)
410  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the offences in English law to which Article 2(2) of the Council Framework Decision relating to the European Arrest Warrant refers which are punishable under the law of an issuing Member State by a sentence of three years and where dual criminality is not required.
[Transferred] (26951)
411  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government is doing to deter callers from dialing for an ambulance when there is no emergency; and how many hoax calls were made in the Midlothian constituency from 1995 to date.
[Transferred] (27179)
412  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has (a) had from and (b) made to the Public Records Office following the difficulties experienced by members of the public trying to access the 1901 Census on the internet.
[Transferred] (26922)
413  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what Government facilities will be made available in the course of visits by Her Majesty the Queen during her Golden Jubilee year to Commonwealth countries and overseas territories.
[Transferred] [R] (26860)
414  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he has given to the celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee in Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] [R] (26899)
415  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his estimate is of per capita Government public expenditure on regeneration in each of the Welsh regions in financial years (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
[Transferred] (26868)
416  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the regeneration projects (a) wholly and (b) partly funded by the Government in the Cynon Valley for the financial years (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02 with the expenditure to date on each project.
[Transferred] (26867)
417  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye & Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether the private money involved in the Skye Bridge Private Finance Initiative has been classified as public borrowing; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (26718)
418  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list those local authorities which provide compost bins (a) free of change and (b) on payment to households in their areas; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (27145)
419  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to ratify the Aarhus Convention signed on 25th June 1998; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (26936)


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