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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 14 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 14 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.
 


 
MONDAY 14th JANUARY
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27389)
2  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27296)
3  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what is the estimated take-up of VAT concessions by churches with listed building status; and what guidance has been issued to assist eligible churches to claim.
(27373)
4  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many press officers there were in her Department in each of the last four years; and what was the annual cost of their remuneration over that period.
(27470)
5  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27398)
6  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27288)
7  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to reform the listing process for buildings of historic value, with particular reference to where they have a landmark value because of their location and appearance.
(26780)
8  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what level of funding was given to each children's hospice in the last year by the New Opportunities Fund.
(27250)
9  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Football Association and (b) Sport England on the funding and promotion of women's football.
(27285)
10  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in the Uxbridge constituency (a) pay for a television licence and (b) receive a free licence.
(27264)
11  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received from those backing the bid for a national stadium located in Coventry; and if she will make a statement.
(26891)
12  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to implement the recommendations of the committee headed by Sir Alan Budd on gambling.
(27591)
13  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department is doing to ensure a more equitable regional distribution of Lottery grants.
(27282)
14  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department is doing to encourage applications for Lottery grants from economically deprived areas.
(27283)
15  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action her Department will take to improve Lottery funding allocations in constituencies, in the bottom 25 constituencies in terms of value of awards.
(27284)
16  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to provide the funding to refurbish and repair the United Kingdom's swimming pools.
(26885)
17  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to ensure that every major city in the United Kingdom has an Olympic size swimming pool.
(26886)
18  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27400)
19  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27295)
20  
N  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what British troops are deployed in Kosovo.
(24461)
21  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the inquiry into the loss of Royal Navy Merlin EH101 ZH844, at Rassay on 27th October 2001 has been completed; and if he will publish the results.
(26090)
22  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial checks are carried out on companies tendering for contracts on military garments.
(27436)
23  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Royal Air Force's Nimrod MR2 maritime patrol aircraft.
(27270)
24  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to improve the global deployment capability of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank fleet.
(27271)
25  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the support of wind turbine deployers seeking planning consent in consultative statements issued by Defence Estates of District Councils as part of the planning consent issue process.
(27274)
26  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of (a) the potential and actual interference of radar by wind turbines and (b) the obstruction that wind turbines represent to low-flying aircraft; how long the assessment has taken; and when the results will be published.
(27275)
27  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of bombs dropped on Afghanistan with batteries produced by Eagle-Picher; and if he will make a statement.
(27258)
28  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October 2001, Official Report, column 1141W, on RAF Shrewsbury, if he will make a statement on the success of achieving alternative employment for staff made redundant by FB Heliservices Ltd.
(27286)
29  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many TA commissions have been granted in each of the last four years.
[R] (27196)
30  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many formed TA units have trained in Canada in each of the last four years.
[R] (27198)
31  
  
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 of entitling servicemen and women who retired before 31st March 1973 to buy-in to the scheme's improved benefits in respect of providing widows and widowers a full half pension.
(27194)
32  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many TA places at RMA Sandhurst have been unfilled in each of the last four years.
[R] (27197)
33  
  
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 of providing pensions, at a rate of one half the serving members' pension, to widows and widowers of personnel who retired before 1st April 1973.
(27193)
34  
  
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 of providing widowed spouses of post-retirement marriages with a pension based on all the pensionable service of the servicemen and women.
(27199)
35  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cadet units have not been allocated cadet centres.
(27195)
36  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 336W, on special educational needs, if the Service Children's Education Agency holds information on the SEN needs of the children of service personnel.
(27482)
37  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 336W, on special educational needs, what percentage of children in schools operated by the Service Children's Education Agency have special educational needs.
(27490)
38  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 336W, on special educational needs, how many married accompanied service personnel, not in receipt of boarding school allowance, are serving in areas (a) under SCE educational jurisdiction and (b) not under SCE educational jurisdiction.
(27477)
39  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 336W, how many children of service personnel there are whose parents have voluntarily registered their children's special needs stages 1 to 5 on the Service Children's Education Agency's database.
(27476)
40  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 336W, on special educational needs, how many children of service personnel there are whose parents have voluntarily registered their children's statement or record of needs on the Service Children's Education Agency's database.
(27486)
41  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27388)
42  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will give the standard spending assessment per pupil for the primary and secondary sectors for (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) Suffolk in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(27633)
43  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the standard spending assessments per pupil for the primary and secondary sectors by local education authority for England and Wales in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02, and projected for the financial year 2002-03, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(27632)
44  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27290)
45  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to introduce a new system of student support for students in higher education.
(27223)
46  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total amount of revenue funding per pupil available for children in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Staffordshire, (ii) Hertfordshire and (iii) England has been in each of the last five years.
(27259)
47  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what response she has had from (a) the Church of England, (b) the Roman Catholic Church, (c) the non-conformist churches, (d) the Muslim community, (e) the Hindu community and (f) other faiths to the Government's proposal for faith-based schools.
(27022)
48  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many letters of (a) support and (b) opposition she has had to the Government's proposal for faith-based schools.
(27023)
49  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she intends to reply to the letter from the right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton dated 10th December with regard to Ms J Wallwork.
(27287)
50  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the spending per head of population is on (a) adult and (b) community learning in the Greater London area, broken down by constituency in this financial year.
(27265)
51  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many three year-olds attended government-funded pre-school education in the Uxbridge constituency in each of the last four years.
(27266)
52  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria are set for (a) schools and (b) graduate applicants in respect of a successful application to the Graduate Trainee Programme.
(27381)
53  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to ensure a percentage of teacher training places are available to schools and graduates in North Staffordshire.
(27380)
54  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates she has made of the potential cost (a) to businesses and (b) to public funds of implementing the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.
(27139)
55  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations were undertaken, with whom, prior to the laying before Parliament of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (England) Regulations 2001.
(27138)
56  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates she has made of the cost to (a) public funds and (b) land managers of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (England) Regulations 2001.
(27140)
57  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her decision to apply for planning permission for the mass burial of animal carcases at Great Orton.
(27137)
58  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what sources of (a) Government and (b) EU funding are available to (i) farmers, (ii) rural villages, (iii) rural businesses, (iv) local authorities, (v) parish councils and (vi) rural voluntary organisations to help regenerate rural economies.
(27257)
59  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the average income of hill farmers was provided by (a) Government and (b) European funding in each year since 1997.
(27256)
60  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27387)
61  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department is taking to validate (a) alternative and (b) complementary testing procedures where positive foot-and-mouth disease cases are confirmed.
(27623)
62  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which date her Department will use to consider when exports and livestock markets may resume following the foot-and-mouth disease crisis; and if she will make a statement.
(27624)
63  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what forms of testing are carried out by her Department in relation to foot-and-mouth disease.
(27625)
64  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from the Tenant Farmers Association concerning (a) an early retirement and young entrant scheme into the farming industry, (b) her Department's free business advice to all farmers, (c) farm diversification through best practice guides and (d) 50 per cent. rate relief for five years for new non-agricultural enterprises on farms.
(27618)
65  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sheep have been slaughtered since the last case of foot-and-mouth was diagnosed in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(27621)
66  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when blood tests for foot-and-mouth disease will be completed; and what the timetable is for blood tests relating to foot-and-mouth disease.
(27622)
67  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the issues facing tenant farmers; and what action she will take to improve their situation.
(27620)
68  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to meet the Tenant Farmers Association; and if she will make a statement.
(27619)
69  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27293)
70  
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 impact of water companies ending agency working with local authorities and other external agencies for the purpose of flood prevention.
(27006)
71  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will publish the model on flooding on the River Severn being prepared by the Environment Agency.
(27005)
72  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of domestic appliance retailers who will cease take-back schemes because of a lack of recycling and processing facilities for domestic appliances containing CFCs and HCFCs.
(27611)
73  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what storage facilities she has identified for the storage of fridges and deep freezers containing CFCs prior to their reprocessing.
(27608)
74  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she has given to local authorities regarding the increased cost of collecting domestic appliances containing CFCs from 1st January; and when she plans to announce additional resources to be made available to local authorities under the New Burdens Procedures.
(27609)
75  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates she has made of the cost to local authorities per refrigerator of the collection, storage and processing of CFC-containing refrigerators.
(27607)
76  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of additional costs to local authorities of collecting white goods from 1st January.
(27610)
77  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if it was her policy to ensure that liquid processing facilities existed for the processing of CFC-containing refrigerators and refrigerators when EC Regulation 2037/2000 came into force on the 1st January.
(27612)
78  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to answer the Question tabled on 27th November 2001 by the honourable Member for Fylde (ref 17652) on payments to farmers.
(26779)
79  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farm animals were slaughtered (a) on non-contiguous premises, (b) on infected premises and (c) as dangerous contacts on contiguous premises in (i) November and (ii) December 2001.
(26355)
80  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to protect United Kingdom crop fruit growers from the effects of EU proposals to amend the marketing standard for apples and pears.
(26776)
81  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 4th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 29th November 2001 and 2nd January 2002 relating to correspondence from the East Anglian region of the National Farmer's Union.
(26354)
82  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance she provides to local authorities on the operation of schemes to recycle domestic refuse.
(27212)
83  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 6th December 2001, Official Report, column 496W, on flood defence, when the validation will be complete; and whether it will identify when councils completed this task.
(27474)
84  
N  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will calculate how much it would cost to supply every household in the United Kingdom with a free sterling to euro calculator.
(24958)
85  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to simplify business taxation.
(27465)
86  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the meetings of the cross-party Euro-Preparations Committee.
(27488)
87  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by his Department and bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27385)
88  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the tax system on reserving in the insurance business.
(27440)
89  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to change the criteria which his Department applies in awarding grants to all-party Parliamentary groups.
(27479)
90  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those members of the House who serve on the Euro Preparations Committee.
(27462)
91  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the gross domestic product he expects public expenditure to constitute in 2006-07.
(27447)
92  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by Department the total amount allocated to tackling problems relating to drugs in each of the last 10 years.
(27452)
93  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes he proposes to the draft European Union Prospectus Directive.
(27487)
94  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many all-party Parliamentary groups have received funding in each of the last four years; and how much was received in each year by each group.
(27478)
95  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission independent research into the progress of Departments in securing value for money.
(27469)
96  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to secure increased transparency and accountability in the decision-making process of the European Central Bank.
(27464)
97  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the increase in public expenditure in real terms in each of the last three years.
(27467)
98  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of the publication and distribution of the 2001 Pre-Budget Report.
(27438)
99  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence he has on the effects of the rise in part-time employment on the level of demand for bank notes.
(27443)
100  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of gross domestic product of (a) the United Kingdom and (b) each region was accounted for by financial services in each of the last four years.
(27442)
101  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which accountancy firms have provided paid services to (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which he is responsible in each of the last four years.
(27441)
102  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the expenditure of local authority capital receipts in each of the last four years has counted as public expenditure; and what is the total amount of such expenditure.
(27450)
103  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the proportion of the income of the bottom 10 per cent. of income earners in each of the last four years taken by (a) VAT and (b) other indirect tax.
(27439)
104  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the changes in the national accounts resulting from the new European System of Accounts which will affect general government expenditure.
(27448)
105  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been prosecuted for insider dealing in each of the last 10 years.
(27445)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission independent research into the appropriateness of his Department's chosen public service agreement target.
(27468)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the most recent (a) report and (b) other publication of the Code of Conduct Group on harmful tax competition.
(27463)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers have been (a) fined and (b) prosecuted for wrongly calculating employees' entitlement to working families tax credit.
(27466)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what statistical assessment he has made of the effect of the release of local authorities' capital receipts on the public sector borrowing requirement.
(27449)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the national accounts resulting from the European System of Accounts on general government expenditure.
(27446)
111  
  
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.
(27376)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what asessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation relating to insider trading.
(27444)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the people of (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland paid income tax at (i) the basic rate and (ii) the higher rate in each of the last four years.
(27437)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total amount of public expenditure per head of population in each of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom in each of the last four years.
(27451)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the yield to the Exchequer in the next three years resulting from the system of duty free goods.
(27489)
116  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27305)
117  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress is being made by the review into the equalisation of pay and pensions across government departments; and when a national agreement will be agreed.
(26791)
118  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the time-table is for the proposed review of annuities.
(26790)
119  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the trade unions which have tax relief for their members' membership fees.
(26792)
120  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the working families tax credit on second and third jobs.
(27012)
121  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the death rate per 100,000 due to suicide and undetermined injury was in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(27402)
122  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the death rate per 100,000 amongst people under 65 due to cancer was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the death rates were in the age groups (a) 45-55 and (b) 55-65.
(27401)
123  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many domestic motor cars were seized by HM Customs and Excise during 2000.
(27203)
124  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many domestic motor cars were seized by HM Customs and Excise as a consequence of seizures of (a) alcohol and (b) tobacco during 2000.
(27204)
125  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many motor cars have been seized by HM Customs and Excise (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) which were registered in West Yorkshire, (c) which were registered in South Yorkshire and (d) which were registered in Barnsley in the last three years.
(27202)
126  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 4th December 2001 with regard to Patricia Andrews.
(27318)
127  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce measures to prevent mortgage providers levying an administration charge every time a customer switches their building insurance to an alternative provider.
(27260)
128  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the working families tax credit on the income levels of the poorest working families in the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency.
(27484)
129  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the progress and expected timescale of measures to implement a computerised Excise Movement and Control System throughout the EU.
(26513)
130  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made in implementing a consolidation of Customs and Excise regulations as recommended by the Rogues Report.
(26515)
131  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by how much and over what period of time he expects carbon emissions to be reduced as a consequence of the climate change levy.
(26510)
132  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to have completed drafting consolidated Customs and Excise legislation.
(26514)
133  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish up-dated versions of tables 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 of the Rogues Report to include figures for 2000-01.
(26516)
134  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the number of pensioner couples whose tax allowances have been reduced by the abolition of married couples allowance resulting from them attaining the age of 60 or 65 years after 5th April 2000.
(26890)
135  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the number of pensioner couples in North West Leicestershire whose tax allowances have been reduced by the abolition of married couples allowance resulting from them attaining the age of 60 or 65 years after 5th April 2000.
(26889)
136  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list advertising campaigns undertaken by his Department and associated non-departmental public bodies since May 1997; what the cost of each campaign was; and if he will make a statement.
(27603)
137  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place his Department's internal guidance on the calculation of reputational externalities in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(27602)
138  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what pilot projects have been undertaken in his Department since May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(27604)
139  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December 2001, Official Report, column 769W, on public services productivity, how many seminars have been held on the paper; on which dates these seminars have occurred; who attended the seminars; and if he will make a statement.
(27615)
140  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of changes in the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(27600)
141  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to synchronise the VAT rates between local education authorities and further education colleges in respect of further and sixth form education.
(27382)
142  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received concerning funding for education maintenance awards as part of the comprehensive spending review.
(27383)
143  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish draft versions of the regulations referred to in the Tax Credits Bill in advance of the scrutiny of that Bill in Committee.
(26795)
144  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what basis the Inland Revenue indexed the amount of state pension included in pension tax codes between 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
(26797)
145  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the definition of a couple for purposes of the Tax Credits Bill is diffferent from that used in the State Pension Credit Bill.
(26796)
146  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what mechanism recipients of the proposed child tax credit and working credit will be able to recover underpayments of tax credit which arise through an over-estimate by the claimant of his income in the current year.
(26794)
147  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in cases where assessment for tax credit purposes is based only on that part of the increase in current year income which exceeds a threshold, whether subsequent assessments will take account of that part of increased income below the threshold.
(26798)
148  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which other countries in the European Union have introduced an aggregates levy; what discussions he has had with the finance ministers of the European Union regarding a common aggregate levy; what the level of aggregates levy proposed in each of the countries of the European Union is; whether aggregates imported into the UK from other countries (a) in and (b) outside the European Union will be subject to the aggregate levy; what tonnage of aggregates has been imported into the United Kingdom from (i) the European Union and (ii) countries outside the European Union in each of the last five years; and whether added value aggegates products from outside the United Kingdom will be subject to the aggregate levy.
(26775)
149  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, question 25025, on the aggregates levy, if he will specify the environmental benefits the imposition of the aggregates levy in Scotland will deliver.
(27475)
150  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are engaged in financial services regulation.
(27613)
151  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are directly employed as regulators by the FSA.
(27614)
152  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27396)
153  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27303)
154  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Parliamentary Secretary's letter of 8th July, what continuing action has been taken to protect Serbian churches in Kosovo.
(25950)
155  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whom he has named as the new UK ambassador to Iran; when this matter was last discussed with Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(27134)
156  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the crisis in Indo-Pakistani relations.
(26522)
157  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many non-career civil servants are employed in his Department and at which grade; how many non-career civil servants have passed the ADC; and how many non-career civil servants he has appointed since 11th June 2001.
(27480)
158  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy objectives are in respect of Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.
(27375)
159  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27394)
160  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27300)
161  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what further plans he has to review the fees paid to community pharmacists for dispensing NHS prescriptions.
(26781)
162  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps have been taken to ensure coordination between local authorities' social and educational services with regard to supporting children at risk.
(27358)
163  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the number of NHS patients buried by NHS trusts in unmarked graves.
(27353)
164  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trust managers have been dismissed on grounds of gross misconduct after manipulating waiting list figures.
(27255)
165  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were working in (a) endoscopy, (b) therapy radiography, (c) breast screening, (d) cytoscreening and (e) histopathology in each of the past five years.
(27248)
166  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been invested in health action zones by the NHS in each year since 1997.
(27354)
167  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which date the extension of section 87 of the Children Act 1989 to include all boarding schools came into force.
(27357)
168  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients in each cancer speciality referred to by their general practitioners as (a) urgent and (b) non-urgent are seen within a month.
(27232)
169  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department met Nikki Wade.
(27361)
170  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the levels of investment in primary care research and development have been in each year since 1997.
(27359)
171  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations have been cancelled in each of the last four quarters.
(27360)
172  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department intends to introduce to recruit more social workers.
(27235)
173  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were in hospital on 25th December 2001 as a result of delayed discharges.
(27362)
174  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS was of (a) concentraters and (b) cylinder oxygen as part of the Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy Service in the last year for which figures are available.
(27242)
175  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new and (b) replacement MRI scanners have been provided through exclusively central funding since January 2000.
(27245)
176  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each cancer specialty were referred by their general practitioners, (a) urgently and (b) non-urgently, in the last year for which figures are available.
(27231)
177  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the death rate per 100,000 amongst people aged under 65 years due to heart disease was in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(27364)
178  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new and (b) replacement linear accelerators have been provided through exclusively central funding since January 2000.
(27246)
179  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding was given to each children's hospice in the last year by his Department.
(27249)
180  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which date legislation making unregistered foster care a criminal offence came into force.
(27356)
181  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients in each cancer speciality referred by their general practitioners are referred (a) urgently and (b) non-urgently.
(27233)
182  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many invalid vehicles provided under the Invalid Vehicle Scheme up to 1976 were on the road in each of the last five years.
(27251)
183  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by NHS bodies on insurance in each year since 1997.
(27252)
184  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to introduce a national at risk register to coordinate those lists which exist at a local level.
(27239)
185  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of trusts have failed to provide segregated washing and toilet facilities for patients.
(27234)
186  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of general practitioners are connected to NHSnet.
(27473)
187  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures exist to allow his Department to (a) monitor and (b) appraise the work of social workers.
(27237)
188  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the accident rate per 100 persons has been in each of the last available five years.
(27363)
189  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many electrically powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs have been made available in each year since 1997.
(27348)
190  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to hold a public inquiry into the death of Lauren Wright.
(27238)
191  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to improve the provision of oxygen through the Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy Service.
(27241)
192  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been put in place to ensure that there is no repetition of the events which led to the death of Lauren Wright.
(27236)
193  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of privately provided patient telephone systems charge premium rates for incoming calls; and what guidance has been given on the provision of these services to trusts.
(27229)
194  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received domiciliary oxygen supply services in each year since 1992.
(27243)
195  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the health authorities and trusts in England which provide recombinant clotting factors to haemophiliac patients aged over 16 years.
(27244)
196  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on which date the code of practice on recruiting, selecting, training and supporting foster carers came into force.
(27355)
197  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students in universities in 1997 were expected to qualify in the period 1998 to 2002.
(27230)
198  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts have more than 10 per cent. of patients waiting on in-patient lists placed on suspended lists and more than 2 per cent. of patients waiting more than 12 months on in-patient lists; and which of these trusts have been investigated by the Department of Health for waiting list irregularities in the light of recommendations from the National Audit Office.
(27366)
199  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the average time patients experiencing delayed discharges were delayed for each of the last three quarters.
(27253)
200  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on the provision of electrically-powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs in each year since 1997.
(27351)
201  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the provision of minimum funeral standards in NHS hospitals.
(27352)
202  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts have been subject to waiting list spot checks since the publication of the National Audit Office report into irregularities in waiting lists.
(27254)
203  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the definition of a mixed-sex ward includes those wards which use privacy screens.
(27365)
204  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government is taking to protect children identified as being at risk.
(27240)
205  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on developing and extending the availability of small bowel transplant.
(27349)
206  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to review the Regulations and Guidance associated with the Children Act 1989 following the Utting Report.
(27367)
207  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new and (b) replacement CT scanners have been provided through central funding since January 2000.
(27247)
208  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have utilised NHS vouchers as part-payment for powered wheelchairs in each year since 1997.
(27350)
209  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of assault by members of staff at Ashworth Hospital on (a) patients of Ashworth Hospital, (b) visitors to Ashworth Hospital and (c) members of the public were reported each of the last three years.
(27201)
210  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester Gorton dated 29th November 2001 with regard to Mr Alan Robinson.
(27322)
211  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester Gorton dated 3rd December 2001 with regard to Mrs J Sharpe.
(27323)
212  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the review of infertility treatment available across the NHS will be published by NICE; and how long the review has taken to date.
(27616)
213  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer questions no 16189 of 14th November and no 21660 of 4th December.
(27405)
214  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department received an application from the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital for contingency funding; and when such a grant was approved.
(27013)
215  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what purpose and for what reasons he approved the grant to the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital on 9th January.
(27014)
216  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria relating to bed availability are used to assess eligibility for funding from the Department's contingency fund.
(27016)
217  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monies are available in 2001-02 under his Department's contingency fund; how much has been (a) spent and (b) allocated; and for what purposes.
(27015)
218  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision he has made in his hospital building programme for additional costs resulting from the aggregates levy.
(26511)
219  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registrations there were in England in each year from 1996 to 2001 of nursing and residential places for older people in (a) local authority residential, (b) independent residential, (c) National Health Services geriatric and psychogeriatric and (d) independent nursing.
(26521)
220  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registrations of nursing and residential places for older people there were (a) in England and (b) in each local authority with responsibility for social services in each year from 1996 to 2001.
(26520)
221  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cumulative percentage increases in age-standardised projected demand for care home places for older people from 2001 levels, in (a) England and (b) each local authority providing social services, in each year from 2001 to 2011.
(26519)
222  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the age-standardised demand for care home places for older people (a) in England and (b) in each local authority responsible for social services in each year from 2001 to 2011.
(26523)
223  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the questions tabled by the honourable Member for Kingston upon Hull North on 26th October 2001 regarding MMR.
(25949)
224  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to compensate local authorities, following the latest RSG settlement for the shift of responsibility from central to local government for people with preserved rights and residential allowances.
(26356)
225  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available in the Hillingdon and Harrow Health Authority in the care home sector in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001.
(27267)
226  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting for in-patient treatment in the Hillingdon and Harrow Health Authority on 1st January in each year from 1997 to 2002.
(27268)
227  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 12th October, 16th November, 12th December 2001 and 9th January 2002, relating to her constituent, Mrs T. Shah of Cheshunt.
(26778)
228  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Torbay of 3rd July 2001 concerning Mrs James of Rousden Road, Chelston, Torquay.
(27599)
229  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the report to the Chief Medical Officer on the most effective forms of treatment and management for CFS/ME will be published.
(27207)
230  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide better access to medical support for ME sufferers.
(27210)
231  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the total number of ME sufferers in the United Kingdom.
(27211)
232  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ME clinics there are in the United Kingdom; and where they are located.
(27208)
233  
  
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department is giving to research into ME.
(27209)
234  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Cancer Plan in tackling smoking-related cancers; and if further measures are planned to address this cause of cancers.
(27133)
235  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which companies that have been involved in public private partnerships with his departments have become insolvent since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(27601)
236  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list appointments to chairs of NHS trusts made by the NHS Appointments Commissioner for the West Midlands.
(27408)
237  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the survival rates for lung cancer are in (a) the UK and (b) other countries in Europe and the USA.
(27457)
238  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of treating respiratory disease to the NHS in each of the last five years.
(27459)
239  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his future policy is for BCG vaccination; and if he will make a statement on the availability of the vaccine.
(27593)
240  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of lung cancer were reported between 1980 and 2000 in the UK.
(27458)
241  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the BMA and the British Thoraxic Society concerning the number of respiratory specialists needed in the NHS.
(27460)
242  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of TB were reported between 1980 and 2000 in the UK.
(27594)
243  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason identity cards given to blood donors are not recognised in areas other than where they are issued.
(27281)
244  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department will implement to introduce a national blood donor register that enables blood donor identity cards to be recognised throughout the UK.
(27280)
245  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27397)
246  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27302)
247  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on the latest date for which figures are available, how many asylum seekers have been dispersed since the introduction of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; and how many asylum seekers receiving support from the NASS under section 95 of the Act, and living in London and the South East, have had dispersal directions cancelled on medical grounds.
(24363)
248  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Part 12 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 will take effect.
(27481)
249  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on levels of employment at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at Croydon.
(26784)
250  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to ensure that the honourable Members' Hot Line is kept up to date with the latest information on those seeking visa applications.
(26782)
251  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will extend the time span for visas for those studying in this country.
(26783)
252  
  
Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of judicial reviews on asylum decisions have been successful since the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999 came into force.
(27454)
253  
  
Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his plans for the detention of asylum seekers in prisons.
(27384)
254  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) reported incidents of, (b) arrests for and (c) charges brought for graffiti there were in the Metropolitan Police area in (i) 1995-96 and (ii) 2000-01.
(27278)
255  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourble Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 12th October, 16th November, 12th December 2001 and 9th January 2002, relating to her constituent, Ms Audrey Stanley of Cheshunt.
(26777)
256  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were found guilty of credit card fraud in each of the past 10 years.
(27370)
257  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of credit card fraud in each of the past 10 years.
(27371)
258  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mentally ill people there are in prison.
(26010)
259  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total sum obtained from speeding fines in the last year for which figures are available was; and what the figures were in each of the previous 10 years.
(27010)
260  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of policing football matches (a) in the Metropolitan Police area and (b) other police areas has been in each of the last five years; and what proportion of these costs was paid for by the football industry.
(27592)
261  
N  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will ensure that the House canteens, refreshment outlets and gift shops will accept euros from 1st January 2002, and that those Members who wish it will be entitled to be paid in euros from 1st January 2002.
(24957)
262  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when and for what purpose Mr John Stonborough was engaged by the House of Commons Commission; what the selection process was; and when the need for advice on media relations was identified.
(27263)
263  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27390)
264  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27294)
265  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester Gorton dated 3rd December 2001 with regard to Mrs K Khan.
(27320)
266  
N  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will promote international measures to reduce the risk to rural workers in developing countries caused by the hazardous use of pesticides.
(27435)
267  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings have taken place to discuss the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Project; and how much money has been spent on each meeting.
(27595)
268  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what activities have taken place as a result of the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Project in West Africa; and how they have benefited local communities.
(27596)
269  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution her Department has made to the sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme in West Africa.
(27597)
270  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27307)
271  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to review the procedures for the application of legal aid with particular reference to the costs and benefits of a likely prosecution in order to avoid the possibility of any later withdrawal of a certificate.
(27017)
272  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much has been requested in grants from the Lord Chancellor's Department's Marriage and Relationship Support programme for 2002-03; and how many organisations have submitted applications for grants.
(27200)
273  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the contracts awarded for the construction, operation and support of the 1901 Census website.
(26509)
274  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to review the e-strategy of the Public Record Office following experience with the 1901 Census website.
(26524)
275  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost to public funds was of setting-up and providing systems to support the 1901 Census website.
(26503)
276  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which contractors were responsible for the construction and operation of the 1901 Census website.
(26505)
277  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what penalty clauses for performance failure were included in the contracts for the construction, operation and support of the 1901 Census website; if he plans to invoke such clauses; and if he will make a statement.
(26507)
278  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of the additional work being carried out to allow the 1901 Census to be accessed on-line.
(26508)
279  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the planned capacity of the 1901 Census web-site; what has been the actual level of demand from the public; and if he will make a statement.
(26525)
280  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the closure of the 1901 Census website; and when he expects it to re-open.
(26502)
281  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the 1901 Census is accessible on-line (a) from the Family Records Centre and (b) from other specific locations.
(26504)
282  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when contracts for the construction, support and operation of the 1901 Census website were (a) offered for tender and (b) awarded.
(26506)
283  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) magistrates' clerks and (b) people were employed in magistrates' courts in each of the last 25 years.
(27369)
284  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the average distance travelled by an accused person attending trial at a magistrates' court over the last 12 months.
(27372)
285  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many magistrates' courts have closed in (a) England and Wales and (b) Yorkshire or Yorkshire and Humber since 1972.
(27368)
286  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many magistrates' courts have been closed in (a) England and Wales and (b) Yorkshire and Humberside in (i) the last 30 years, (ii) the last 20 years, (iii) the last 10 years and (iv) the last five years.
(27472)
287  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many magistrates' courts have been closed in (a) England and Wales and (b) Yorkshire and Yorkshire and Humber between (i) 1979 and 1983, (ii) 1983 and 1987, (iii) 1987 and 1992, (iv) 1992 and 1997 and (v) 1997 and 2001.
(27406)
288  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will institute a review of the law on landowners' rights relating to trespassers.
(26011)
289  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27391)
290  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27299)
291  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what grounds he has decided not to launch an investigation to identify the source of the leak of the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman's report into the Omagh bombing.
(27635)
292  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27393)
293  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the President of the Council, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27304)
294  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, how much was spent by his office on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27404)
295  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, how often the issue of the proposed introduction of legal measures on ratification of the statute of the International Criminal Court has been discussed with Secretary of State Powell.
(27009)
296  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Prime Minister, when the Energy Review is expected to report.
(26785)
297  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Prime Minister, what involvement he and his officials had in the appointment of Matthew Elson as transport adviser within the No. 10 Policy Unit.
(26853)
298  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27392)
299  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27292)
300  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Solicitor General, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27289)
301  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Solicitor General, when she expects to respond to the Crown Prosecution Service inspectorate report on the CPS in London; and if she will make a statement.
(27279)
302  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last five years.
(27386)
303  
  
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.
(27377)
304  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if she will make a statement.
(27291)
305  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will review the procedures for the issue of a nuclear licence by the Regulator, with particular reference to defining the area within the site licence.
(26788)
306  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on how the Working Time Directive is functioning; and how many prosecutions have been made against employees who are failing to implement it.
(26789)
307  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the proposed relationship between BNFL and the Liabilities Management Authority.
(26787)
308  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the timetable for the setting up of the Liabilities Management Authority.
(26786)
309  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what records she has of the (a) number of containers, (b) total weight and (c) geographical extent of dumping of radioactive waste which was deposited approximately 250 miles off Land's End during the 1960s and 1970s.
(27191)
310  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what efforts her Department has made to monitor the (a) condition and (b) safety of the radioactive waste dumped approximately 250 miles out of Land's End during the 1960s and 1970s.
(27192)
311  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the minimum length of time the isotopes deposited west of Land's End in the 1960s and 1970s will remain radioactive.
(27190)
312  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester Gorton dated 27th November 2001 with regard to Mr J McHugh.
(27321)
313  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will publish the consultancy report on the feasibility of a sub-sea cable on the western seaboard of the British mainland.
(26009)
314  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are being taken in support of farmers in the siting of wind turbines as a vehicle for agricultural diversification.
(27276)
315  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much he has allocated for grant aid to farmers in siting small scale wind power generators on their land; and how much has been issued under this grant scheme to date.
(27277)
316  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will introduce measures to require the manufacturers of mobile phones to provide stronger deterrents to theft in their products.
(27485)
317  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has made to the European Commission concerning the Galileo project.
(27483)
318  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she plans to extend the present financial arrangements to British coal producers beyond July; and if she will make a statement.
(27262)
319  
  
Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will provide coal subsidies up to December to allow British coal producers to respond constructively to the forthcoming energy review; and if she will make a statement.
(27261)
320  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether it is the policy of her Department to eliminate subsidies from export credits.
(27219)
321  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether it is the financial objective of her Department that the ECGD should operate within a break even framework.
(27218)
322  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the loss of interest on notional capital required to cover ECGD claims was in each of the years 1997 to 2001.
(27217)
323  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the net cash outflow was from the Export Credits Guarantee Department attributable to defence exports in the financial years (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 broken down by (i) cost of interest rate support, (ii) claims paid, (iii) interest paid and (iv) operating expenses porportionate to defence related business.
(27214)
324  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total sum is of (a) premiums received by the Export Credits Guarantee Departments, and (b) claims paid out by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in the financial years of (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(27213)
325  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the level of debt owing to the United Kingdom by overseas governments as a result of arms sales for the years 1997 to 2002 is.
(27216)
326  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the level of Export Credits Guarantee Department coverage for arms sales was in the financial years, (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-00, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02.
(27215)
327  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total level of Government financial support to the nuclear industry was in each year between 1980 and 1990, broken down by (a) research grants, (b) non-fossil fuel levy, (c) investment in BNFL facilities, (d) running costs of UKAEA and Ninex and (e) other sources.
(27455)
328  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total level was of Government financial support to the renewable energy sector in each year between 1980 and 1990 broken down by (a) research grants, (b) non-fossil fuel levy and (c) other sources.
(27456)
329  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what negotiations are underway in the WTO to reduce the tariff on catering-ware exports to the USA; and if she will make a statement.
(27374)
330  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the organisations from which she has received complaints regarding short measures in the sale of beer and cider in each year since 1997, including those made in response to consultations.
(27605)
331  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations (a) she and (b) her Department has received on allowing former miners, who were sacked in the 1980s, access to their pension funds.
(27606)
332  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 10th December 2001, Official Report, column 669W, on the acquired rights directive, by what means individuals who have lost out can claim redress.
(27011)
333  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) multinational companies with bases in Scotland and (b) Scottish companies had published environmental reports by 31st December 2001.
(27272)
334  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Government intends to take action to ensure recompense for those affected by the UK breach of its Community obligations under the 1977 Acquired Rights Directive.
(27273)
335  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the number of sub post-offices which are economically viable.
(27631)
336  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total amount is which has been deducted from the compensation paid under the Icelandic Water Trawlermen's Compensation Scheme as a result of previously paid exgratia payments.
(27628)
337  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claimants under the Icelandic Water Trawlermen's Compensation Scheme have had payments reduced to take account of previously paid exgratia payments.
(27629)
338  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on how many occasions the Chief Executive of the Small Business Service has met the Prime Minister since 1997.
(27634)
339  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to offer payments to subpostmasters in compensation for giving up the right to offer Post Office services.
(27630)
340  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of the Third Generator Licence fee money has been spent on broadband infrastructure.
(26887)
341  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27395)
342  
  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what powers (a) local authorities, (b) English Heritage and (c) other agencies have to require owners of listed buildings to maintain their exterior appearance.
(27636)
343  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27298)
344  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions since November Lord Falconer has had with representatives of Merton Borough Council, concerning the former Wimbledon football club site.
(27135)
345  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent changes there have been in the arrangements for the stacking of aircraft before landing at Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.
(25860)
346  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will investigate the problem of homelessness in rural areas with specific reference to the single homeless.
(27131)
347  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the levels of homelessness were in rural areas in each of the last five years, broken down by district.
(27132)
348  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will ensure that home sellers' packs include information on (a) a flooding history of the property and (b) whether the property entails riparian ownership.
(27007)
349  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the rate support grant paid to smaller district authorities in the recent statement.
(27130)
350  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who approved the employment of the road surfacing contractor in the recently completed road surfacing of the M5 Avonmouth Bridge Road; and what their previous record of experience was with this type of work.
(27228)
351  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, columns 848-9W, what guidance he gives to (a) tenants and (b) local authorities on legal remedies available if the proposals in an offer document are not implemented.
(27617)
352  
  
Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the Road Traffic Act 1984.
(27461)
353  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what provision he has made in his road-building programme for additional costs arising from the aggregates levy.
(26512)
354  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress with the renewal of the Chiltern Line franchise; and when he expects a final agreement to be reached.
(26518)
355  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will announce a decision on the request of Central Railway plc for a hybrid bill to implement their scheme.
(26517)
356  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which local authorities are subject to a ceiling in the local government finance settlement; how much money is forgone by each of these authorities; what the average reduction to all local authorities would be if the ceiling had not been introduced; and if he will make a statement.
(27453)
357  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which division in his Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations to the letting of controls; and what information they hold on contracts let by other divisions in his Department.
(27326)
358  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what inquiries he has received from Ernst and Young as to the level of Government funding to the rail network over the next (a) one year, (b) five years and (c) 10 years.
(26892)
359  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from Ernst and Young on the level of future Government funding of the rail network.
(26893)
360  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 584W, on departmental consultants, if he will set out the criteria for determining that contracts let to (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Ernst and Young, (c) Mercers Management Consulting and (d) Schroder Salamon Smith Barney, on matters relating to Railtrack should not be subject to open competition.
(27206)
361  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what targets the Government has set for resurfacing the strategic road network with noise-reducing surfaces; what funding has been earmarked for this work; and what percentage of this financial year's earmarked funding has been spent to date.
(27024)
362  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the report dates for the multimodal studies undertaken by the Government.
(27412)
363  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many deaths there were in motor accidents in each of the last five years for which figures are available in which a contributory factor was (a) consumption of alcohol, (b) consumption of non-prescription drugs and (c) tiredness of driver.
(27407)
364  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many deaths there were in motor accidents during the period of the annual Christmas anti-drink campaign in each of the last five available years in which a contributory factor was (a) consumption of alcohol, (b) consumption of non-prescription drugs and (c) tiredness of the driver.
(27379)
365  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road fatalities there were in each of the last five available years on (a) motorways, (b) dual carriageways and (c) single carriageways.
(27378)
366  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the new Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) regulations will allow European number plates with a national identifier in the UK.
(27411)
367  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the new regulations on Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) will be laid before Parliament.
(27409)
368  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether (a) car number plate manufacturers can produce plates with a national identifier in the UK in accordance with the DTLR press release of 28th December and (b) vehicle owners can use such plates in advance of the new regulations being promulgated.
(27410)
369  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many automatic speeding cameras were in operation at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what the total was in each of the past 10 years.
(27008)
370  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27403)
371  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27297)
372  
N  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the concordats which have been agreed between UK Government departments and the National Assembly for Wales.
(25470)
373  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish the criteria the Government uses to evaluate the performance of the Children's Commissioner for Wales in carrying out his prescribed tasks and functions.
(25469)
374  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many press officers there were in his Department in each of the last four years; and what was the annual cost of their remuneration over that period.
(27471)
375  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) bodies for which it is responsible on external public relations consultants in each of the last four years.
(27399)
376  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its budget since 1st May 1997 of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(27301)
377  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men over the age of 60 years who were entitled to the winter allowance in their own right have so far failed to make such a claim; and if he will make a statement.
(27225)
378  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claimed job seeker's allowance in the Hornchurch constituency in (a) September 1997, (b) September 1999 and (c) September 2001.
(27221)
379  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy in respect of a claimant in receipt of a higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance who claims a core component to require medical information to be obtained from the claimant's doctor before a decision to refuse a claim is taken.
(27220)
380  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to improve standards of decision-making at the Benefits Agency in response to the President of the Appeals Service Report on Standards of Decision-Making by the Secretary of State 2000-01.
(27224)
381  
N  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what studies have been recently undertaken of the effectiveness of employment zones; and if he will make a statement.
(25468)
382  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability living allowances have been withdrawn from individuals over the last three years; and how many were re-started after a successful appeal.
(27020)
383  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for disability living allowances have been received over the last three years; and what was the percentage of successful applications for each year.
(27021)
384  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for the City of Durham of 18th December 2001, Official Report, column 180W, on the Child Support Agency, how much money is owed to parents with care by non-resident parents in the UK.
(27004)
385  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester Gorton dated 27th November 2001 with regard to Miss C Fryar.
(27319)
386  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Manchester Gorton dated 3rd December 2001 with regard to Miss A Steeles.
(27324)
387  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to pay winter fuel allowance to British pensioners living abroad.
(27598)
388  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the basis was for the statement by Baroness Hollis on 18th December regarding the proportion of pensioners who will take up their entitlement to the state pension credit; and how many entitled non-recipients are implied by that assessment.
(26799)
389  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a summary of the responses to the consultation on the minimum funding requirement; and when he plans to reform the minimum funding requirement.
(26800)
390  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the effectiveness of the insolvency laws with particular reference to the enhanced protection of creditors from directors.
[Transferred] (26793)
391  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate the role of insurance companies in delays in pay-outs to victims when there is a clear allocation of responsibility to guilty parties.
[Transferred] (27019)
392  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to re-examine the methods for the operation of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and in particular the restrictions placed upon those individuals who have previously had criminal convictions on receiving compensation.
[Transferred] (27018)
393  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the steps that have been taken to control illegal meat imports arriving in the UK via Heathrow Airport.
[Transferred] (27269)
394  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens have been detained by (a) United States, (b) United Front and (c) other local forces in Afghanistan; and where they are now being held.
[Transferred] (27227)
395  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that British citizens detained (a) by United States, (b) United Front and (c) other local forces in Afghanistan (i) have their rights respected, (ii) are not subjected to cruel or unusual conditions or punishments and (iii) are not placed in other jurisdictions against their will.
[Transferred] (27226)
396  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for Cambridgeshire (a) the difference between the education department budget and that county's education service block SSA in each year from 1992-93 to 2002-03 and (b) that sum divided by the total number of full time equivalent pupils financed by that education department.
[Transferred] (27627)
397  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for shire counties (a) the education service block standard spending assessment for each county divided by the total number of full time equivalent pupils financed by that county, (b) the primary education service sub block SSA for each county, divided by the number of primary pupils financed by that county and (c) the secondary education service sub block SSA for each county divided by the number of secondary pupils financed by that county, in the financial year 2002-03.
[Transferred] (27626)
398  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many residents of the London Borough of Havering are in receipt of free television licences.
[Transferred] (27222)


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