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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 12 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 12 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on  Tuesday 12 February, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Wednesday 13 February see Part 2 of this Paper.

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


 
TUESDAY 12th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35842)
2  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what percentage of those appointed to public bodies are women; and when the next set of figures will be released.
(35990)
3  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, when his Department expects to publish departmental targets for the appointment of women to public bodies for (a) 2001-04 and (b) 2002-05.
(35989)
4  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what assessment his Department has made of progress by departments towards their 1998 to 2001 targets for the appointment of women to public bodies.
(35991)
5  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the names of staff who have been seconded to her Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within her Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35841)
6  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on proposals to create a tunnel at Stonehenge.
(35560)
7  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if additional public funding is being sought for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester; and if she will make a statement.
(35740)
8  
N  
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the exclusion of the Northern Highlands, the Western Isles and the Northern Isles from the British Tourist Authority 'Hidden Britain'; and if she will make a statement.
[R] (35846)
9  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35840)
10  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Gulf War veterans have been diagnosed as suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; and how many of those diagnosed have subsequently died.
(32331)
11  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the cost to the armed forces pension scheme (a) for existing service personnel and (b) for those who have already left the services of paying full half pensions to surviving widows or widowers for the whole of their remaining lives notwithstanding re-marriage.
(32764)
12  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army service personnel have been granted war disablement pensions since the earliest date for which he recently examined the records.
(32678)
13  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of identified cases where tax has been incorrectly deducted from war disablement pensions and service attributable pensions; and if he will make a statement.
(32679)
14  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel records remain to be examined in the effort to identify Army (a) war disablement pensions and (b) service attributable pensions which have been incorrectly treated for tax purposes.
(32680)
15  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army (a) war disablement pensions and (b) service attributable pensions were correctly treated for tax purposes since (i) 1973 and (ii) the earliest point for which he has recently examined the records.
(32681)
16  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army service personnel have been granted service attributable pensions under the Armed Forces Pension Scheme since 1973.
(32682)
17  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 857W, on service pensions, if he will make a statement on the findings of his inquiries when they are completed.
(35739)
18  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the international studies of the effect of exposure to organophosphate pesticides, with particular reference to their use in the Gulf War, which are under review in his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(35404)
19  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the names of staff who have been seconded to her Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within her Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35839)
20  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 7th February, ref 31413, on ILAs, if she will place in the Library the terms of the consultation being conducted, the means by which providers, learners and other stakeholders have been informed and the closing date for receipt of responses.
(35826)
21  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures there are to ensure that the wage increase for university lecturers, agreed in August 2001, is paid by colleges and universities to staff.
(34918)
22  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many higher and further education establishments have not implemented the 3.7 per cent. wage rise for lecturers.
(34917)
23  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what formula is used by the Learning and Skills Council to fund (a) school sixth forms and (b) sixth form colleges.
(35981)
24  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the role of the Minister for Children will be in relation to (a) reporting to the UN Special Session on Children in May and (b) reporting to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in September.
(35233)
25  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of the levels of student debt on leaving university; and if she will make a statement.
(35561)
26  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement about parental contributions to student fees.
(35563)
27  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to reduce the burden of debt on students; and if she will make a statement.
(35562)
28  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students entered PGCE cources in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01; and how many of them dropped out before completion of the course.
(36007)
29  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the retrospective Environmental Impact Assessment of the Ashmoor Pit, Petrockstowe will be published.
[R] (35472)
30  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the names of staff who have been seconded to her Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within her Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35838)
31  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of electricity used within the Government Estate is supplied from renewable generators.
(36006)
32  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the (a) location and (b) number of CHP units operating on the Government Estate, broken down by the different fuel used within these units.
(36004)
33  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to what extent Government departments have achieved the target of a one per cent. per annum reduction in greenhouse gas emissions against the 1990-2000 levels.
(36003)
34  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what forms of renewable energy generation take place on the Government Estate.
(36005)
35  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the cost of printing and publishing the Report of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food; how many copies have been printed; what arrangements have been made for distribution of hard copies of the Report to the public; what is the ISBN number of the Report; and if she will make a statement.
(35291)
36  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 29th January, if (a) the whole £6 million decommissioning scheme funds will be paid through her Department's account and (b) the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Objective 1 budget will be fully restored.
(35293)
37  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with fishing nations which have industrial trawler companies with regard to the (a) appropriate enforcement of mackerel box regulations and (b) level of cetacean by-catch.
(35479)
38  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of cetacean by-catch in the (a) fair-trawl, (b) industrial trawl and (c) other pelagic fishery sectors in each of the last three years.
(35478)
39  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) recent work has been and (b) present work is being undertaken to discover the (i) extent and (ii) cause of cetacean deaths in recent (A) years and (B) months in the English Channel and western approaches.
(35476)
40  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 29th January, if she will ensure that the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Objective 1 funds will be fully restored.
(35292)
41  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Scotland, (b) France, (c) Denmark and (d) other nations regarding the incidence of cetacean deaths in the English Channel and western approaches.
(35477)
42  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the international studies of the effect of exposure to organophosphate pesticides, with particular reference to their use in agriculture, which are under review in her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(35403)
43  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35900)
44  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what compensation proposals will be forthcoming in respect of those persons who have opted out of SERPS and who had their pension policies affected by delayed payments from the Treasury, as a result of the computer error last year.
(35737)
45  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what statistics he keeps on the ethnic background of business-owners under investigation by HM Customs and Excise; and if he will make a statement.
(36032)
46  
N  
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his Department's underspending against the departmental expenditure limits in the last four years.
(35397)
47  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 960W, if he will place in the Library a list of the membership of the (a) Business Advisory Group on Economic and Monetary Union, (b) Royal Mint Shareholder Panel, and (c) Standing Committee on Euro Preparations; and if he will make a statement.
(36008)
48  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of the outstanding leases on (a) Allington Towers SW1, (b) Cheapside House EC2V and (c) Fleetbank House EC4Y; and if he will make a statement.
(35972)
49  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list (a) co-operation and (b) community benefit societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 with a registered address in (i) London, (ii) Norfolk, (iii) Hampshire and (iv) Lancashire.
(35973)
50  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he will list the (a) numbers, (b) grades and (c) sections in which they work of the officials in his Department who have worked with P I U Voluntary Sector Review: Organisational Forms for Social Enterprise; and if he will make a statement.
(36034)
51  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for the PIU Voluntary Sector Review: Organisational Forms for Social Enterprise.
(35974)
52  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress made by the United Nations Special Envoy to Burma.
(36009)
53  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35837)
54  
  
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will publish the proposed Green Paper on private military companies outlining options for the control of private military companies; and if he will make a statement.
(35976)
55  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to raise the personal expenses allowance in care homes.
(34694)
56  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has published regarding items for which a deduction may be made from the personal expenses allowance by a care home; and if he will make a statement.
(34695)
57  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether deductions may be made from the personal expenses allowance for people in care homes to meet (a) any shortfall in fees and (b) items and services.
(34696)
58  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish guidance on those health care items which should be free at the point of delivery to people in care homes; and if he will make a statement.
(34697)
59  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that older people in care homes should not be required to contribute part of the personal expenses allowance to meet a shortfall in fees unless it is their express wish to do so.
(34698)
60  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received injuries in the South West Region relating to (a) an open fire, (b) an electrical heating system and (c) a gas central heating system, in the last three years.
(35474)
61  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35836)
62  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at which hospital A and E departments thrombolysis threatment is not available.
(35982)
63  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long waiting times are and how many people are waiting for referral to cancer specialists in the Hull and East Riding over the last 12 months.
(35980)
64  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long waiting times are and how many people are waiting for examinations for cancer in Hull and the East Riding.
(35978)
65  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at which hospital with coronary care units thrombolysis treatment is not available.
(35983)
66  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when thrombolysis treatment will be made available at Hull Royal Infirmary.
(35984)
67  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many have waited longer that eight weeks to see a cancer specialist after being referred by their GP in Hull and the East Riding in the past 12 months.
(35979)
68  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients admitted to A and E departments in Hull and East Riding have waited more than 12 hours before being treated in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(35985)
69  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are waiting and for how long for smear test results in Hull and East Riding.
(35977)
70  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what revision he plans to undertake of the second report under the UN Convention on Children's Rights published in 1999 before its examination by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in September.
(35234)
71  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which Ministers and officials will comprise the delegation representing the UK's Second Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on Children's Rights at its examination by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in September.
(35232)
72  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost per operation is for (a) hip and (b) knee replacements in each hospital trust.
(35988)
73  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about the cancellation of proposed coronary angioplasty procedures for patients in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.
(35555)
74  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate the decision by North Yorkshire Health Authority not to fund proposed coronary angioplasty procedures for patients who had been referred to Leeds Health Trust by consultants at York District Hospital as in need of urgent treatment.
(35556)
75  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide the necessary emergency funding to North Yorkshire Health Authority to ensure that all patients in the county requiring coronary angioplasty procedures can leave their treatment carried out at Leeds General Infirmary.
(35557)
76  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what grants are made available to student midwives.
(35508)
77  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health early intervention teams have been established; and what his target is.
(35502)
78  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many more community mental health staff have been employed since he set his target.
(35501)
79  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the 2001-02 budget for the National Institute for Mental Health has been spent.
(35491)
80  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the (a) revenue and (b) capital additional funding in 2001-02 to fast-forward the National Service Framework has been (i) allocated and (ii) spent.
(35492)
81  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 1st November 2001, Official Report, column 817W, on mental health services, by what means he intends to assess whether he has reached his target that by 2004 no out of area crisis mental health admissions which are not clinically indicated take place.
(35486)
82  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prisons will have no mental health in-reach services by 2004.
(35487)
83  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his written Answer of 26th January, Official Report, column 717W, on additional health services, whether the number of (a) early intervention teams and (b) crisis resolution teams are known; and what the figures are.
(35570)
84  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements exist to help student midwives complete their courses in the event of financial hardship.
(35507)
85  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new graduate primary care mental health workers have been employed since he set his target.
(35500)
86  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 376W, on mental health, if he will provide a breakdown of how the revenue expenditure in 2002-03 and 2003-04 will be spent in respect of (a) crisis resolution, (b) assertive outreach, (c) early intervention, (d) primary care workers and (e) services for women and carers.
(35482)
87  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the (a) proportion of those with a diagnosis of severe mental illness who are in employment and (b) trend in the prevalance of psychiatric disorder by employment status.
(35510)
88  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in reviewing methods of recording calls to NHS Direct about mental health-related matters so as to align them closely with the clinical assessment system.
(35509)
89  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in reducing the mortality rate from suicide since his target was set.
(35499)
90  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has finished the timetable for the Children's National Service Framework; and if he will make a statement.
(35494)
91  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to merge (a) existing and (b) proposed NHS (i) national directors posts, (ii) commissions, (iii) offices, (iv) types of trust, (v) types of authority, (vi) groups, (vii) boards, (viii) committees, (ix) forums, (x) councils and (xi) bodies.
(35493)
92  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November 2001, Official Report, column 741W, on the Mind Out For Mental Health campaign, whether decisions have been made on communications expenditure for 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(35485)
93  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the number of staff supporting mental health carers has changed since he set his target.
(35512)
94  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a date has been set to launch the suicide prevention strategy.
(35506)
95  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health out of area admissions which were not clinically indicated there were in the latest period for which figures are available.
(35505)
96  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will know what change in expenditure the creation of patients' forums will require, after taking account of funding for community health councils and PALs; and if he will make a statement.
(35495)
97  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to launch the consultation on the black and ethnic minority mental health service users' strategy.
(35496)
98  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in implementation of the National Service Framework for Mental Health.
(35490)
99  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the national women's mental health strategy; and if he will make a statement on progress.
(35489)
100  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November 2001, Official Report, column 741W, on the Mind Out For Mental Health campaign, whether Working Minds employers' tool kits are available; and what stocks there are.
(35483)
101  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which PFI project in mental health services have been (a) approved and (b) had contracts signed since 5th November 2001.
(35511)
102  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of whether it will be possible to meet his commitment that no prisoner with serious mental illness will leave prison without a care plan and a care co-ordinator by 2004.
(35488)
103  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people in contact with specialist mental health services have access to crisis resolution services.
(35504)
104  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 248W, on mental health, what conclusions he has reached as to the reasons for the fall in the number of new episodes of care since 1996-97.
(35484)
105  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the level of recruitment and retention of staff of mental health services.
(35514)
106  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of his policy that nobody with severe mental illness who asks for treatment should be refused; and if he will make a statement.
(35513)
107  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mental health crisis resolution teams have now been established; and what his target is.
(35503)
108  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in evaluating the Working Minds programme.
(35498)
109  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) nature and (b) length is of the specialist training for NHS Direct nurse advisers on (i) self-harm and (ii) suicide.
(35497)
110  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mental health in-reach services in prisons are operating; and how many prisoners have such services available to them
(35515)
111  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of outpatients from the Kent and Canterbury Hospital are being treated in community hospitals.
(35400)
112  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of outpatients from the East Kent Health Authority Area are being treated at the Faversham Cottage Hospital.
(35398)
113  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of outpatients in the East Kent Health Authority Area are being treated in community hospitals.
(35399)
114  
N  
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) increases in funding have been given to the Wigan and Bolton Health Authority and (b) grants for specific projects have been given to the Wigan Leigh NHS Hospital Trust since May 1997.
(32217)
115  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 7th February, Official Report, columns 1027-9, on nationality, immigration and asylum, if he will make a statement on the future of other providers of accommodation for refugees.
(35559)
116  
N  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on trial by jury; and if he will make a statement.
(32367)
117  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35835)
118  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from (a) the European Union, (b) the Commonwealth and (c) other countries were refused entry in the UK during 2001.
(35996)
119  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much it cost to run the National Asylum Support Service in 2001.
(35995)
120  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were electronically tagged in England and Wales as at 1st February.
(35998)
121  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officer in England and Wales are suspended from duty because of allegations of cruelty to prison inmates; and what is the average period of time these officers have been suspended for.
(35997)
122  
N  
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contribution he plans that coroners' courts will make to drug awareness progammes.
(32369)
123  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discretion the Police Complaints Authority has to publish information to inform the public of the outcome of its investigations.
(35975)
124  
N  
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):    To ask the Chairman of the Information Select Committee,how many hits there were on the website of each departmental select committee in the weeks beginning (a) 28th January and (b) 4th February; and if any website went down because of excess demand.
(35102)
125  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the names of staff who have been seconded to her Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within her Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35834)
126  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to discuss (a) water shortages and (b) the quality of water in the Third World at the UN Earth Summit in September; and if she will make a statement.
(35564)
127  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether the Public Guardianship Office intends to increase the charge for registering an enduring power of attorney.
[R] (35473)
128  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35831)
129  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Prime Minister, which Government department is responsible for co-ordinating the Government's Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on Children's Rights to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; and for what reason.
(35235)
130  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the names of staff who have been seconded to her Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within her Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35833)
131  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on her role as the Minister responsible for the Government's financial relations with the devolved administration in Scotland.
(32894)
132  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Friends of Scotland have been recruited to date; what has been the cost of that project to date; and what its budget is for 2002.
(35734)
133  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she intends to make a decision regarding the dividend taken from Consignia this year; and what her policy on Consignia dividends is.
(35480)
134  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what options she is assessing for transitional financial assistance to the rural post office network; when she will announce a decision; and if she will make a statement.
(35877)
135  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by her Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(35876)
136  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the British companies which have received export licences to export arms and army-related equipment to (a) Qatar, (b) United Arab Emirates, (c) Bahrain and (d) Oman in each year since 1995; and if she will make a statement.
(34084)
137  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of cracks in the B30 nuclear waste storage facility at Sellafield.
(36000)
138  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which radioactive materials are held in B30 nuclear waste storage ponds at Sellafield.
(35999)
139  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the UK has given to the European Fusion Development Scheme in the past 10 years; and what the UK's financial commitment to EFDA is in the next 10 years.
(36002)
140  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices are planned to close in (a) Coventry and (b) the UK.
(34919)
141  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial contribution from the Scottish Executive is being sought prior to rolling-out the Your Guide system in Scotland.
(35735)
142  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much compensation was paid to former mineworkers in Nottinghamshire in respect of (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger in (i) December 2001 and (ii) January 2002.
(34689)
143  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which journalists and from which publications were invited to the briefing given on the future of the London Underground on 6th February.
(35558)
144  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of appeals against a refusal of planning permission were received by the Inspectorate during the final month of the six month time limit in the last three years.
[R] (35471)
145  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce a statutory duty on local planning authorities to enforce planning controls.
[R] (35469)
146  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to enable a member of the public to have locus standi to apply for a prerogative order of mandamus or equivalent in respect of a breach of planning controls.
[R] (35481)
147  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to provide additional powers to local planning authorities to encourage compliance with enforcement orders.
[R] (35475)
148  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he intends to amend section 87 of the Town and Country Act 1971 and section 171 B of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 relating to the use of a building as a single dwelling house.
[R] (35470)
149  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35829)
150  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 7th February, refs 33767 and 33769, on the transport 10 year financial envelope, if he will set out the changes to the planned expenditure envelope which result in the overall increase and the amount of the increase attributable to each change.
(35741)
151  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many investigations have been concluded by the MAIB; what the cost incurred was; and how many staff were employed in MAIB investigations in each of the last five years.
(35736)
152  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from the Isle of Man authorities regarding the timing of the publication of the MAIB report into the Solway Harvester.
(35103)
153  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the police in the Isle of Man on the timing of the release of the MAIB report into the sinking of the Solway Harvester.
(35468)
154  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the most recent figures for the number of (a) second residences which are entitled to the 50 per cent. council tax rebate and (b) holiday residences taxed as such for business purposes broken down by (i) parish, (ii) district, (iii) unitary authority and (iv) county for the nations and regions of the UK, expressed (A) numerically and (B) as a percentage of the housing stock.
(35568)
155  
N  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to publish the SRA report on Central Railways.
(34880)
156  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many units of social housing were built in London in each year betwen 1979 and 2001; and how many bedrooms there were in these units.
(36033)
157  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of section G(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 1971 on the employment without work-permits of non-EU pilots as crew for UK-based airlines.
(35733)
158  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to encourage other EU countries to validate UK national pilot licences on the same basis as the UK validates the national licences of other EU member-states.
(35732)
159  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many submissions he has received during the consultation over changes to Motorcycle VED; and if he will make a statement.
(35970)
160  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which (a) Metropolitan line and (b) East London line stations will be refurbished (i) between 2002 and 2005 and (ii) between 2006 and 2007 and (iii) from 2008; and when it is estimated that the final one will be completed.
(35828)
161  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the rate of delivery of the fleet of new trains to replace those in service, indicating the first date of delivery and the number in service at the end of (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.
(35827)
162  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, further to his Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 457W, on speeding signs in Bredhurst, if he will grant authorisation for the installation of interactive speeding signs in Kent where the sites have been approved and the parish councils are willing to pay for their installation.
(35569)
163  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to increase the number of people becoming trainers of maritime professionals; and if he will make a statement.
(35566)
164  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has make of (a) safety and (b) working conditions on board ships; and if he will make a statement.
(35567)
165  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the manpower strength of ships' officers.
(35565)
166  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the international studies and investigations of exposure to organophosphates in aviation engine lubricants, with particular reference to pilots and flight staff, which are under review in his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(35402)
167  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the names of companies contracted to assist the local authorities in conducting the electoral modernisation pilot schemes for the May 2002 local elections.
(35401)
168  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35832)
169  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment.
(35843)
170  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the cost of the minimum income guarantee in 2050 in today's prices if it is raised in line with earnings and if the basic state pension is raised in line with prices.
(35844)
171  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners receiving one or more means-tested benefit have a weekly income of (a) up to £100, (b) £101 to £120, (c) £121 to £140, (d) £140 to £160, (e) £160 to £180, (f) £180 to £200, (g) £200 to £220, (h) £220 to £240 per week, (i) £240 to £260, (j) £260 to £280, (k) £280 to £300 and (l) over £300 per week.
(35845)
172  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of retirement pension payday beginning on the Monday after the person's birthday there were in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(35993)
173  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money has been saved in each year since 1997 through starting retirement pension payday on the Monday after a person's birthday; and if he will make a statement.
(35994)
174  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is given to those approaching pensionable age as to the methods of pension payment; and if he will make a statement.
(35992)
175  
N  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidelines on the minimum incomes for healthy living for (a) pregnant women, (b) families, (c) single adults and (d) pensioners (i) before and (ii) after rent and council tax his Department (A) takes into account and (B) provides to other Government departments when decisions are being made about the levels of (1) council tax, (2) income tax, (3) housing and council tax benefits, (4) income support and jobseeker's allowance, (5) working families tax credit and (6) the minimum wage.
(34881)
176  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the value of (a) expenditure (i) in cash terms and (ii) in current prices and (b) expenditure as a share of GDP on income support for the over 60s for 1992-93 and each succeeding year to the end of the public expenditure planning period.
(35289)
177  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the value of expenditure (a) in cash terms, (b) in current prices and (c) as a share of GDP on (i) retirement pensions, (ii) winter fuel payments, (iii) means-tested benefits for pensioners, (iv) all other benefits for pensioners and (v) free TV licences for 1992-93 and each succeeding year to the end of the public expenditure planning period.
(35290)
178  
N  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what initiatives are being taken to broaden the social mix of magistrates.
[Question Unstarred] (32375)
179  
N  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of local coroners relating to UK nationals who die abroad.
[Transferred] (32372)
180  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received regarding the level of speed limit in place along the A75 for heavy goods vehicles.
[Transferred] (35738)
181  
  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the level of radioactive technetium found in boreholes within the vicinity of Sellafield.
[Transferred] (36001)
182  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he has taken to facilitate an agreement between Arriva Trains Northern and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union.
[Transferred] (35986)
183  
  
David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many days have been lost to industrial action since 1st January 2002 as a result of action taken by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union.
[Transferred] (35987)


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