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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 21 January 2002
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 21st JANUARY
1  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, pursuant to her Answer of 15th January, under what powers the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 was extended to Scotland.
(28798)
2  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procedures her Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29055)
3  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials from her Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29057)
4  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29056)
5  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the last occasion was on which she requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29054)
6  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many environmental appraisals have been published by her Department since 1st January 2001; and if she will list the last four.
(29053)
7  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her oral Answer of 3rd December, Official Report, column 6, what discussions she has had with the British Tourist Authority on the impact on tourism of maintenance problems concerning the Forth Rail Bridge.
(26557)
8  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on elderly residents of warden-accommodation of the rule that free television licences are available only if all the residents of such accommodation qualify for the concession.
(28878)
9  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her policy that Channel 5 should be available to all terrestrial analogue television users in the United Kingdom.
(28861)
10  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of recommendations 60 to 64 of the Budd Report on Her Majesty's Government's policy of regenerating seaside resorts.
(28850)
11  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Broadcasting Bill will be published.
(29490)
12  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29045)
13  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29044)
14  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29047)
15  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29043)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29046)
17  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the latest estimated costs of construction for the Trident refit complex at Devonport Dockyard are; and if he will make a statement.
(28808)
18  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Trident refit complex at Devonport will be completely finished and certificated for use before the arrival of HMS Vanguard; and if he will make a statement.
(28807)
19  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 392W, on Afghanistan, if he will place copies of his guidance on the handling of prisoners in Afghanistan in the Library; and under which paragraph of Exemption 1 he withheld details of the dates of issue.
(29405)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's police are employed at DERA establishments and facilities in the UK; and how many were employed in each year since the formation of DERA.
(28431)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what external consultants he (a) has engaged and (b) plans to engage to assess the commercial potential of West Freugh airfield in Wigtownshire.
(28427)
22  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on replacing MoD police with private security at DERA establishments.
(28426)
23  
N  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of Army Training Regiment bases in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland.
(26014)
24  
N  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to move the Army Training Regiment from the Whittington Barracks near Lichfield.
(26015)
25  
N  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to sell land occupied by the Whittington Barracks near Lichfield.
(26016)
26  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the youngest age is at which someone can (a) join the armed forces and (b) take part in operations.
(29466)
27  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what formula is used for the annual uprating of armed forces pensions.
(28868)
28  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future use of Welbeck Army College.
(29297)
29  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the change in the shortfall in the official complement of the Army was between (a) 1st May 1997, (b) 1st May 2001 and (c) the latest date for which the figure is available.
(29469)
30  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) the official complement and (b) the actual numbers in post in the Army are, broken down by regiment and other section headings.
(29468)
31  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate has been made of the cost to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme of maintaining the early pension point; and if he will make a statement.
(29494)
32  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for an education campaign to enable armed forces personnel to make informed judgements on the Armed Forces Pension Review Body's conclusions.
(29495)
33  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment the Armed Forces Pension Review Body has made of proposals to uplift for inflation the best of the three final years of a serviceman or womans' service when determining pensionable pay; and if he will make a statement.
(29496)
34  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many environmental appraisals have been published by her Department since 1st January 2001; and if she will list the last four.
(29048)
35  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the last occasion was on which she requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29049)
36  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what procedures her Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29050)
37  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29051)
38  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many officials from her Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29052)
39  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the Standards Funds received by schools in Hampshire in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(28864)
40  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the (a) category and (b) amount of each grant outside the revenue support grant which her Department provided to Hampshire County Council in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(28865)
41  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the direct grants for schools in Hampshire in (a) 2000-01and (b) 2001-02.
(28866)
42  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which constituencies have no higher education establishments within their boundaries.
(29387)
43  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is on grammar and spelling tests in (a) primary and (b) secondary education.
(29302)
44  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of people in Bassetlaw have attended higher education; and what the national average is.
(29389)
45  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the registered providers of individual learning accounts.
(28852)
46  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance was given to local learning and skills councils on the cost and location of their office accommodation.
(28854)
47  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in which town each local learning and skills council is headquartered; and what are its estimated accommodation costs in the first year.
(28853)
48  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much each registered provider under the ILA scheme was owed by her Department when the scheme was (a) closed and (b) suspended.
(28855)
49  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for each year from 1998-99, the transitional funding made available by her Department to former grant maintained schools in England.
(28962)
50  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what percentage of schools are (a) deemed to have serious weaknesses, (b) under special measures and (c) deemed to be under-achieving by Ofsted inspectors.
(28960)
51  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools she expects to have earned autonomy by the end of the current parliament.
(28959)
52  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for each local education authority the level of protected funding given by the LEA over that given by her Department as transitional funding to former grant maintained schools in each of the years 1998-99 to 2001-02.
(28961)
53  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils there were aged 15 years broken down by ethnic group; what were the average percentage GCSE/GNVQ results of (a) over 5A* to C, (b) over 5A* to G and (c) no passes; what was the average number of (i) authorised and (ii) unauthorised absences for each English parliamentary constituency in the academic year 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.
(28958)
54  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for each of the years (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 the average level of funding for (i) each secondary pupil in England and (ii) pupils attending specialist schools.
(28963)
55  
  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when access to the ILA website for providers of ILA courses will be restored.
(29258)
56  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures her Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(28991)
57  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(28992)
58  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many environmental appraisals have been published by her Department since 1st January 2001; and if she will list the last four.
(28989)
59  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the last occasion was on which she requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(28990)
60  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials from her Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(28993)
61  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role national park authorities in England will have in delivery of the Rural Development Plan; and what additional resources will be made available by her Department for the authorities concerned.
(26897)
62  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January, ref. 26357, if she will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in responding to the letter to the honourable Member for West Chelmsford sent to him via the Foreign Office on 12th June 2001 re Dr Reza Hussain.
(28876)
63  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of farmgate prices of farm produce are less than the cost of production.
(28939)
64  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress of the Scrapie Research Project; and what steps are being taken to speed up the project.
(29471)
65  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when livestock markets will re-open.
(29475)
66  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason farmers did not receive IACS payments due in October 2001 until December 2001.
(29464)
67  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to help farmers to dispose of (a) plastic and (b) redundant wire.
(29470)
68  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when farmers will receive their suckler cow premiums; for what reason farmers have not received payment of the premiums; and if farmers will receive interest on late payments.
(29455)
69  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reassess the case for independent regulation and inspections of fox hunts; and if she will make a statement.
(29352)
70  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list by administrative region in England and Wales the amounts paid to farmers in each of the last five years for (a) each CAP scheme and (b) UK schemes for which she is responsible.
(27848)
71  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 8th January to the honourable Member for East Surrey, Official Report, column 756W, on animal slaughter (Jedburgh), how many premises outwith the three kilometre zone were slaughtered out; how many sheep were slaughtered at each of these individual farm premises outwith the three kilometre zone; how many of these premises were tested for evidence of foot and mouth disease; and what was the result of the tests.
(29505)
72  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has in relation to the funding of village halls.
(28874)
73  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has held with other EU agriculture ministers about on-farm burial of livestock.
(28860)
74  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ensure that extra costs associated with the showing of animals, and precautions against foot and mouth disease, will not be passed on to county shows.
(28812)
75  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if agricultural shows will remain exempt from the 20 day standstill period imposed as a result of foot and mouth disease unless the foot and mouth disease situation deteriorates.
(28811)
76  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the Government has responded to the recommendation of the Conference of Parties (5) to the Convention on Biological Diversity to investigate the potential risks and impacts of genetic restriction use technologies.
(29500)
77  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will support the European proposal to maintain a Community register of genetically modified food and feed; and if this will result in a change in the information that is available to the public via the FSA and her Department.
(29501)
78  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will support the labelling of animal feeds containing or derived from genetically modified organisms in the forthcoming European negotiations on traceability and labelling.
(29502)
79  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will support the European proposal not to label foods that contain up to one per cent. of an unapproved GM variety in the forthcoming European negotiations on traceability and labelling.
(29503)
80  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government will take to ensure that non-GM and organic crops will remain below the proposed one per cent. threshold if GM crops are included on the National Seed List.
(29504)
81  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of 27th April 1998, Official Report, column 30W, on organophosphate pesticides, what report has been received on the research study by CBD Porton Down into the dose effect profiles for OP sheep dips on brain electrical activity and sensitive behaviour indices in non-human primates; and if she will make a statement on her Department's response to that study.
(29063)
82  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29000)
83  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(28999)
84  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29002)
85  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29001)
86  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will treat the proceeds from footballers' testimonials as taxable income
(29257)
87  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he estimates to be the minimum threshold in respect of persons and households compatible with the requirements of confidentiality about individuals which will permit effecive data to be made available through the 2001 Census.
(28863)
88  
N  
Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parishes in (a) NorthYorkshire and (b) England will fall below the minimum threshold of 100 persons/40 households for the purposes of the 2001 Census carried out by the Office for National Statistics.
(28862)
89  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has received representations from the Scottish Bus Group Pension Fund holders.
(28794)
90  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has had discussions with Scottish Ministers concerning the Scottish Bus Group Pension Fund holders.
(28797)
91  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has received representations from members of the Scottish Parliament about the Scottish Bus Group Pension Fund holders.
(28795)
92  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has discussed with the Scotland Office the Scottish Bus Group Pension Fund holders.
(28796)
93  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of persons aged (a) 16 and (b) 17 years paid (i) income tax and (ii) national insurance in each of the last five years.
(29463)
94  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) income tax and (b) national insurance was received from persons aged (i) 16 and (ii) 17 years in each of the last five years.
(29467)
95  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic impact on seaside amusement arcades of recommendation 43 of the Budd Report.
(28849)
96  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, under which section of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information he withholds information on consultations on draft legislation prepared by the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions to put Railtrack into administration.
(29294)
97  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of euro accounts opened in the United Kingdom banks; and what percentage this is of the total.
(29271)
98  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the action his Department has taken to reduce child poverty.
(29277)
99  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action he is taking to reduce poverty in inner city areas.
(29278)
100  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the benefit of the proposed reduction in national insurance contributions as a result of the introduction of the aggregates levy in Scotland and (b) the yield of the levy.
(29361)
101  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans HM Treasury has to amend the liability for and collection method of NIC contributions from those individuals employed offshore in the UK Continental Shelf area by non-UK companies; and if he will make a statement.
(29479)
102  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of the aggregates levy on the Scottish economy in terms of (a) employment and (b) output.
(29362)
103  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake an audit into the level of public spending on infrastructure projects in Mid Sussex.
(28857)
104  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pensioner couples in 2000-01 in North West Leicestershire did not receive the married couples allowance available until 5th April 2000 because neither were 65 before 6th April 2000.
(28704)
105  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pensioner couples in 2000-01 did not receive the married couples allowance available until 5th April 2000 because neither were 65 before 6th April 2000.
(28703)
106  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will make a statement in respect of the outcome of the consultation on Saving and Assets For All.
(29366)
107  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29007)
108  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29004)
109  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29005)
110  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29006)
111  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29003)
112  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his office last had communications with the Libyan authorities concerning the situation in Zimbabwe.
(29290)
113  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next expects to speak to the Indonesian authorities concerning Al Qaeda and the war on terrorism.
(29292)
114  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries he will be visiting during his forthcoming visit to Africa; and if the Prime Minister will be accompanying him.
(29289)
115  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last spoke to the Commonwealth Secretary-General concerning the situation in Zimbabwe.
(29288)
116  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last spoke to the Zimbabwean High Commissioner concerning the situation in that country.
(29291)
117  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the first British passports to be available to citizens of the Overseas Territories under the provisions of the Overseas Territories Bill.
(28315)
118  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Zambia regarding alleged discrepancies in the electoral process in the recent elections in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(26091)
119  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken in response to the recent report of the EU Observer Mission highlighting alleged shortcomings in the electoral process in the recent tripartite elections in Zambia; and if he will make a statement.
(26092)
120  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made concerning the continued imprisonment of Ian Stillman in India; and if he will make a statement.
(29473)
121  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the explanatory statement for Islamabad, reference ISB/N7692, will be forwarded to the Home Office.
(29239)
122  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the British High Commission in Zimbabwe last met Mr Mugabe; and what was discussed.
(28858)
123  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bangladesh concerning measures to combat people trafficking, with particular reference to (a) the number of prosecutions for trafficking offences, (b) the sentences imposed on those found guilty of trafficking and (c) compensation granted to victims of trafficking.
(29453)
124  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the scale of trafficking of women and children from Bangladesh.
(29454)
125  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken to ensure that the EU observers will be in situ for the Kenyan elections later this year.
(28944)
126  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent investigations he has undertaken to check that senior members of the governments of (a) Kenya, (b) Zambia and (c) Zimbabwe and their respective families have not laundered money through (i) the City of London and (ii) Switzerland.
(29118)
127  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures he intends to take to ensure fair and free elections in Kenya in 2002.
(28964)
128  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what lessons he has drawn from the report of EU observers into the recent Zambian presidential and general elections.
(28945)
129  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a formal complaint to the High Commission for Kenya over the plans to deforest part of the Mau area in Kenya.
(28957)
130  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29023)
131  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29025)
132  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29024)
133  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29026)
134  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29027)
135  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, following the Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal's upholding of the Office of Fair Trading's findings against Napp Pharmaceuticals, what assessment he has made of the extent of similar abuses and their cost to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(28705)
136  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the projected increase of 150 additional respiratory consultants by 2004 includes persons already in the process of specialising.
(28809)
137  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to issue the first prescriptions for beta interferon under the proposed prescription plus monitoring scheme; and if he will make an announcement on this.
(29268)
138  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the numbers of people awaiting delayed discharge (a) by region, (b) by health authority and (c) by trust in (i) numbers and (ii) percentage terms for (A) Q2 2001-02 and (B) the most recent figures available; what the reasons for delayed discharge were; and how many people were waiting (1) 0 to eight (2) eight to 14, (3) 14 to 21, (4) 21 to 28, (5) 28 to 35, (6) 35 to 42, (7) 42 to 49 and (8) 49 to 56 days.
(28815)
139  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to monitor the mortality rate for those re-admitted over 75 years of age (a) in re-admission and (b) within 30 days of re-admission; and if he will make a statement.
(28814)
140  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 647W, on international recruitment, by what means he monitors the results of the international recruitment and regional international recruitment co-ordinators; and if he will publish the names of the international nursing recruitment agencies who fail to adhere to his guidance.
(28881)
141  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date everyone with MS who is eligible for beta interferons will have received these drugs under the proposed prescription plus monitoring scheme.
(29267)
142  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) remit and (b) responsibilities of the Technology Advisory Group are; and if he will list (i) the members and (ii) their declared interests.
(28813)
143  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many psychogeriatricians (a) there were in England by region in the last five years and (b) he estimates there will be in post in the next five years.
(28880)
144  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of how consultant (a) neurologists and (b) specialist nurses in post will cope with implementing the prescription plus monitoring scheme for beta interferons; and whether any further resources will be made available to facilitate the scheme.
(29282)
145  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on, and what assessments he has made of, the health implications of the sale of cosmetic patterned contact lenses.
(27143)
146  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long investigations into allegations of professional misconduct for hospital practitioners and the final judgment have taken for the last five years; and what the status is of the person under investigation while the complaint is being processed.
(28319)
147  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers the General Medical Council has to discipline hospital practitioners who are found to have been guilty of (a) serious professional misconduct and (b) other less serious misconduct charges.
(28317)
148  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints about the conduct of hospital practitioners have been received in each year from 1997.
(28318)
149  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been introduced since 1997 (a) to speed up the complaints process against hospital practitioners and (b) to increase the powers of the General Medical Council.
(28320)
150  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regulations are in use to discipline hospital medical practitioners.
(28316)
151  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he knew that the National Confidential Inquiry into Perioperative Death's report, Changing the Way we Operate, would be published on 4th December 2001; and when he first saw a copy of the report.
(29286)
152  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of registrars in the NHS went into full-time general practice in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(28870)
153  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is in relation to the level of fees paid by the public sector to private sector nursing homes for care of the elderly; and if he will make a statement.
(28869)
154  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will state in respect of (a) Buckinghamshire Health Authority, (b) Oxfordshire Health Authority and (c) Berkshire Health Authority, (i) their allocations from his Department for 2002-03 and (ii) the amount by which these allocations differ from their national level if they were funded in accordance with his Department's weighted-capitation funding formula.
(26558)
155  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of disability owing to chronic respiratory disease.
(29354)
156  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the provision of pulmonary rehabilitation centres within the NHS.
(29358)
157  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to collect statistics for the number of patients in each health authority area with chronic pulmonary illnesses.
(29356)
158  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pulmonary rehabilitation centres there are in England and Wales.
(29355)
159  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the training of specialist respiratory nurses and physiotherapists.
(29353)
160  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to establish a national strategy for lung disease.
(29357)
161  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the deficit of the Worcestershire Community and Mental Health NHS Trust; and what steps will be taken to address it.
(28248)
162  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to bring forward changes to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 to allow a child of a deceased father to include his or her father's name on their birth certificate.
(29296)
163  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the letter of the honourable Member for Torbay of 10th September 2001 on behalf of the Haemophilia Society of Devon.
(29272)
164  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to announce his decision on the proposed merger of the Princess Royal Hospital Trust and the Royal Sussex County Hospital Trust.
(28859)
165  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the health spending per head of population was in the North Staffordshire Health Authority in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02 and (d) estimated for 2002-03.
(29269)
166  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the underspend or overspend was in (a) 1999-2000 (b) 2000-01 and the latest forecast figures for (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03 for each health authority in the West Midlands Region.
(29270)
167  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will draw up a national Do not Resuscitate policy.
(29394)
168  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the provision of the morning after pill for 13 to 16 year old girls.
(29462)
169  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what process will be used to select managers for the proposed foundation hospitals.
(29399)
170  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of (a) the effect of under investment and (b) the poor performance of management with regard to persistently failing NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.
(29397)
171  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria will be used to assess the need for franchised management of persistently failing hospitals.
(29398)
172  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take into account (a) social, (b) economic and (c) demographic data when assessing an NHS hospital's (i) success and (ii) failure rate.
(29396)
173  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters of 14th November and 13th December from the honourable Member for Spelthorne about his constituent J. Packman's letter to him dated 1st October.
(28867)
174  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29012)
175  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29011)
176  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29009)
177  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29008)
178  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29010)
179  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the EU arrest warrant will be included in the Extradition Bill; when he expects the Bill to be published; whether the agreed text of the EU arrest warrant covers the offence of xenophobia; whether a United Kingdom citizen could be arrested under the EU arrest warrant for an alleged act which is not an offence under UK law; and whether the EU arrest warrant can be used to arrest a United Kingdom subject in the United Kingdom for an alleged offence committed from within the United Kingdom's boundaries.
(29404)
180  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations have been made to other EU member states, to shorten the period between arrest, detention in custody and charge in their jurisdictions.
(29403)
181  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations have been made to other EU member states to ensure that United Kingdom citizens subject to the EU arrest warrant will not be held in custody for long periods before trial.
(29402)
182  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to reduce the fear of crime in (a) London and (b) the London Borough of Havering; and if he will make a statement.
(29472)
183  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answers of 18th December 2001, Official Report, column 232W and 28th June 2001, Official Report, column 120W, on police numbers, what proportion of the change in the number of police officers in the Metropolitan Police area is attributable to the transfer of responsibility of policing some areas to the surrounding forces of Surrey, Hertfordshire and Essex in April 2000.
(29506)
184  
  
John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the quality of data in recent police personnel statistics publications.
(29476)
185  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures have been taken in Coventry to improve the protection of pensioners in their homes from burglary.
(28882)
186  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to combat gang violence and the gang culture in young people (a) in Coventry and (b) in the UK.
(28883)
187  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the proportion of violent crime and burglary associated with drug addiction; and what plans he has to tackle this problem (a) in Coventry and (b) in the UK.
(28884)
188  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suicides were attempted in each young offenders institution in each year since 1996.
(29477)
189  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reduce the number of attempted suicides in young offenders' institutions.
(29465)
190  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will amend the regulations in order to improve the clarity of signs relating to the clamping of cars on private roads.
(28873)
191  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the anticipated police budget is for Nottinghamshire for (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.
(29406)
192  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in each London borough in each three month period since their introduction.
(29364)
193  
N  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the question of 31st October 2001, tabled by the honourable Member for Pudsey (Reference 12532).
(29064)
194  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the net annual income is from the family visitor appeals in the first year of its operation.
(29400)
195  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is practice to fingerprint (a) charity workers, (b) teachers and (c) official visitors who may be visiting Dungavel prison.
(28806)
196  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will introduce guidelines for the mobile telephony companies to share the international mobile equipment identity code when mobiles are stolen.
(28949)
197  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he will bring forward to compel mobile telephony companies to track stolen handsets.
(28950)
198  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will compel mobile telephony companies to register the user's home address, email and landline telephone number on their Sim cards.
(28951)
199  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the handling by the Police Complaints Authority of a complaint by Mr Leslie Clark into the case of Mr Robert Clark.
(28872)
200  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding the handling by the Metropolitan Police Service of a complaint by Mr Leslie Clark into the case of Mr Robert Clark.
(28871)
201  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints received by the Metropolitan Police Service from members of the public during 2000 were (a) forwarded to the Police Complaints Authority and (b) recorded initially as complaints and then reclassified and cancelled.
(28875)
202  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the last occasion was on which she requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29014)
203  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many environmental appraisals have been published by her Department since 1st January 2001; and if she will list the last four.
(29013)
204  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials from her Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29017)
205  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29016)
206  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what procedures her Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29015)
207  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what commitment the Government plans to make at the Tokyo conference on reconstruction in Afghanistan.
(29274)
208  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her recent visit to the Sudan; and what recent discussions she has had with the Sudanese authorities on the implementation of a strategy for peace in that country.
(27342)
209  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the European Commission on delays in payments of money owed by the Commission to charities and NGOs.
(28879)
210  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much foreign aid was given by the UK Government to (a) Israel and (b) the Palestinians in the last three years.
(27433)
211  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the relations between her Department and the Government of Belize.
(29276)
212  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what investigations the World Bank has undertaken to ensure that senior members of the Government of Kenya and their family members have not laundered money through (a) the City of London and (b) Switzerland.
(29119)
213  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans the Lord Chancellor's Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29061)
214  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what procedures the Lord Chancellor's Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29060)
215  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many environmental appraisals have been published by the Lord Chancellor's Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29058)
216  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the last occasion was on which the Lord Chancellor requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29059)
217  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many officials from the Lord Chancellor's Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29062)
218  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the net change in the number of magistrates which would be needed to implement the creation of a new district division of a unified criminal court and associated changes as proposed in Lord Justice Auld's report Review of the Criminal Courts; and if he will make a statement.
(28525)
219  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the annual costs of Crown Court proceedings where the defendant has elected trial by jury were in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(28429)
220  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the net cost of establishing a new district division of a unified criminal court and associated changes as proposed in Lord Justice Auld's report Review of the Criminal Courts; if he will give a breakdown of available figures; and if he will make a statement.
(28524)
221  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what written guidance is given to adjudicators in the Immigration Appellate Authority on the conduct and management of appeal hearings.
(29242)
222  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training is given to adjudicators in the Immigration Appellate Authority.
(29241)
223  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the minimum qualification to serve as an adjudicator for the Immigration Appellate Authority.
(29240)
224  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many adjudicators in the Immigration Appellate Authority have (a) been dismissed and (b) resigned in each of the last five years.
(29243)
225  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29028)
226  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29031)
227  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29029)
228  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29032)
229  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29030)
230  
  
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the future plans of the Compensation Agency are; and when they will be published.
(29363)
231  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he is taking to ensure the safe return to Northern Ireland of those people who have left as a result of death threats from the Provisional IRA.
(29499)
232  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the President of the Council, if the pension scheme for honourable Members will benefit from special arrangements vis-aČ-vis transferring out of Equitable Life.
(28851)
233  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans there are for a parliamentary celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
(29295)
234  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the President of the Council, what discussions have taken place with the Tax Office over the last five years over the tax status of honourable Members.
(29301)
235  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the President of the Council, what percentage of honourable Members' domestic official travel expenditure in the last 12 months was by (a) car, (b) train and (c) air.
(29386)
236  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when the last occasion was on which she requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29039)
237  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many environmental appraisals have been published by her Department since 1st January 2001; and if she will list the last four.
(29038)
238  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many officials from her Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29042)
239  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what procedures her Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29040)
240  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans her Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29041)
241  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what her assessment is of the impact on the Scottish economy of delay in investment in rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.
(28428)
242  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans she has to make representations to the Department for Work and Pensions to reconsider its decision to withdraw attendance allowance to those recipients who will be entitled to receive free personal care in Scotland.
(28954)
243  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the Scottish Executive received the support of the Scotland Office in its recent dialogue with the Department for Work and Pensions and other Whitehall departments on the subject of the payment of attendance allowance to those recipients who will be entitled to receive free personal care in Scotland.
(28955)
244  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 141, on the Barnett Formula, what views of Whitehall were made clear to the Scottish Health Minister by her Office during the consideration by the care development review of the subject of the payment of attendance allowance to those recipients who will be entitled to receive free personal care in Scotland.
(28956)
245  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans she has to make representations to the Department for Work and Pensions to secure the continued allocation to Scotland of the attendance allowance money withdrawn from recipients who will be entitled to receive free personal care.
(28953)
246  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 141, on the Barnett Formula, which other Whitehall Departments were involved in the dialogue with the Scottish Executive and the Department for Work and Pensions on the subject of the payment of attendance allowance to those recipients who will be entitled to receive free personal care in Scotland.
(28952)
247  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many environmental appraisals have been published by her Department since 1st January 2001; and if she will list the last four.
(28994)
248  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the last occasion was on which she requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(28995)
249  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans her Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(28997)
250  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what procedures her Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(28996)
251  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many officials from her Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(28998)
252  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the extent to which (a) geothermal, (b) hydroelectric, (c) wind and (d) wave sources of energy are used in the United Kingdom.
(28015)
253  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of Britain's energy requirements are found in (a) renewable and (b) non-renewable sources of energy.
(28017)
254  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many power stations there are in the United Kingdom and how each one is fuelled.
(28014)
255  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many nuclear power stations are to be (a) constructed, (b) modernised and (c) closed under the Energy Review.
(28016)
256  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on renewable sources of energy and on the funding which has been made available for such projects since 1997.
(28018)
257  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many injuries involving fireworks have been reported since 1st September 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(29393)
258  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the expected timescale is for implementing the Your Guide scheme throughout the post office and sub-post office network; what the cost will be of implementing the scheme throughout the network; and what the average cost to each sub-post office business of introducing terminals to the Your Guide system will be.
(28430)
259  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place copies of BNFL Inc's 1998 annual report in the Library.
(29395)
260  
  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether she raised the effect of gas transportation tariffs on Northern Ireland when she met representatives of Centrica on 6th December 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(29474)
261  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's targets are for (a) the proportion of the national energy portfolio that will be met by renewable sources by 2010 and (b) the proportion of nationally generated renewable energy sources that will be derived from on-shore wind power generation by the same date.
(29287)
262  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of the EU grant aid has been issued to farmers in Objective One areas for siting small scale wind power generators; and what steps her Department is taking to ease access to these funds.
(29285)
263  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice she has received from the Postal Services Commission on transitional financial assistance to local post offices from 2003.
(28372)
264  
  
Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the criteria used when deciding whether to erect wind farms apply to the whole of the United Kingdom.
(29273)
265  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evidence she has collated on the impact on conversion efficiency of generation of electricity on a small localised scale.
(29493)
266  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent changes she has made to her policy on overhead transmission lines.
(29576)
267  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the World Health Organisation's policy of prudent avoidance to exposure to electromagnetic fields; and if she will make a statement.
(29256)
268  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she has taken to ensure that contractors working on the Lackenby to Shipton overhead transmission line will comply with legal and safety requirements.
(29492)
269  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the Energy Regulator's statement in favour of small generators and transmission losses from large remote power stations.
(29491)
270  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice is being given to ex-miners about Government's payments to solicitors for each miner's compensation claim.
(29391)
271  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which solicitors are charging both the client and the Government for their services in dealing with the claims from miners suffering from respiratory diseases and vibration white finger.
(29381)
272  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many rural post offices are barred from handling (a) driving licence and (b) passport applications.
(29390)
273  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many solicitors are dealing with miners' compensation claims for respiratory diseases and vibration white finger.
(29383)
274  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-regional partnerships of regional development agencies are being established; and how many are business led.
(29300)
275  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which 12 solicitors handle the largest number of compensation claims for miners suffering from respiratory disorders and vibration white finger.
(29382)
276  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many small business service offices are situated in the coalfield communities.
(29298)
277  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what statutory requirement there is for (a) claims handling companies and (b) solicitors to advise clients that the Government has an agreed handling fee for miners' compensation claims.
(29359)
278  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the reasons are for the decision not to hold a public inquiry into the proposed wind-farm at Cefn Croes in Ceredigion.
(28132)
279  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the criteria used by her Department for allowing the erection of windturbines in upland areas, with particular reference to the importance she places on landscape and visual amenity.
(28133)
280  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of former miners who were working in Staffordshire in the 1980s lost their jobs but were not entitled payments from the pension fund.
(29401)
281  
N  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to abolish the requirement for second class post; and if she will make a statement.
(26698)
282  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many of her Department's oil and gas directorate posts were in (a) Aberdeen, (b) Glasgow, (c) London and (d) elsewhere, in 2001.
(29478)
283  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many compensation claims by former miners living in (a) St Helens South and (b) St Helens Metropolitan authority (i) have yet to be settled and (ii) have been paid their final sum.
(28698)
284  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average waiting time for former miners for a medical assessment appointment is in (a) St Helens South, (b) Merseyside and (c) England in connection with a claim for (i) vibration white finger and (ii) respiratory diseases.
(28702)
285  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners' compensation claims have been registered in (a) St Helens South constituency, (b) St Helens Metropolitan authority area and (c) Merseyside in relation to (i) vibration white finger and (ii) respiratory diseases.
(28700)
286  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many respiratory specialists in (a) Merseyside, (b) the North West and (c) England were working on the medical assessment process for compensating former miners at (i) 1st January 2001 and (ii) 1st January 2002.
(28699)
287  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners in (a) St Helens South, (b) Merseyside and (c) England who have submitted compensation claims for (a) vibration white finger and (b) respiratory diseases have attended a medical assessment.
(28701)
288  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(28986)
289  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29888)
290  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(28985)
291  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(28984)
292  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(28987)
293  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to propose changes to legislation to provide better protection for the rights of owners of mobile homes; and if he will make a statement.
(29365)
294  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects detailed plans for the investment in Waverley Station in Edinburgh will be brought forward.
(29480)
295  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met the Scottish Minister for Transport; and what issues were discussed.
(29483)
296  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Westbury of 8th January, Official Report, column 595W, on disability vehicle stickers, what criteria are set down for local authorities to determine the eligibility of people applying for a disability vehicle sticker through the blue badge scheme.
(29482)
297  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures are proposed to extend the capacity of the Forth Rail Bridge, as set out in the Strategic Rail Authority report.
(29481)
298  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will reply to the letter of 4th September to the honourable Member for West Chelmsford with reference to Ms Dearns of Chelmsford.
(28810)
299  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money Coventry City Council will receive from the changes to the area cost adjustment; and if he will make a statement on the shortfall announced in July 2001 due to changes in the area cost adjustment.
(28885)
300  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what arrangements there are to grant aid to non-governmental bodies, other than local authorities, to promote road safety.
(29275)
301  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to simplify the process by which a wind turbine deployer may achieve planning consent in a commercially viable time-frame.
(29284)
302  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is relating to guidance to district councils concerning the grant of planning consent for siting smaller wind turbines (a) singularly and in pairs, (b) in the support of farmers seeking to diversify through earning revenue through wind power generation and (c) to local communities for local power generation for the benefit of the community.
(29283)
303  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many speed cameras were located in Yeovil constituency in each year from 1995 to 2002; how much fine revenue has been collected from these cameras in each year; what the net costs of operating the cameras in each year has been; and if he will make a statement.
(27053)
304  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 208W, on piracy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) shipping and (b) port security measures in the United Kingdom.
(29279)
305  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he plans to introduce home sellers packs.
(28877)
306  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future of the Millennium Dome.
(26180)
307  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will respond to the questions of the honourable Member for the Vale of York, refs. 23897-23900.
(29281)
308  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many speed cameras the Government has part-funded in the last two years; and how many lives are estimated to have been saved as a consequence.
(29392)
309  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of the population is covered by unitary local authorities.
(29299)
310  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Epsom and Ewell of 14th January, Official Report, column 11W, on Railtrack, what information his officials have sent to the Railtrack administration about the future funding of the railway industry.
(29181)
311  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he has given to the Strategic Rail Authority on the implications of the European Council's Broad Guidelines of the Economic Policies of the Member States and the Comunity on the future structure of the rail industry.
(29121)
312  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legal requirements are placed on the Administrators of Railtrack under the Strategic Plan published by the Strategic Rail Authority on 14th January.
(29122)
313  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those development plans set out in Annex 2 to the SRA's Strategic Plan which will be subject to the establishment of special purpose vehicles.
(29123)
314  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the European Council's Broad Guidelines of the Economic Policies of the Member States and the Community on the future structure of the rail industry, with particular reference to the number of train operating companies.
(29120)
315  
  
Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he intends to match the costs in the next financial year to Hertfordshire County Council in complying with EC Regulation 2037/2000 on ozone depleting substances.
(29360)
316  
N  
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place a copy of the Strategic Rail Authority's conclusions of its high-level review of the Central Railway Company's proposals in the Library.
(29238)
317  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the condition of railway lines leading to nuclear power stations.
(29497)
318  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the requirements are for local authorities to prepare emergency plans for incidents involving trains carrying nuclear materials.
(29498)
319  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many incidents there have been where flasks carrying radioactive material on trains have been found to be over the permitted radiation level, broken down by location and level of radiation.
(29488)
320  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of the proposed expenditure announced in the SRA Strategic Plan will be spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as a proportion of the total spending.
(29458)
321  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports will be completed by 2010.
(29456)
322  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will provide a breakdown of total expenditure announced in the SRA Strategic Plan by nations and regions of the UK.
(29457)
323  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of the proposed expenditure on new rail infrastructure announced in the SRA Strategic Plan will be spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as a proportion of the total spending.
(29460)
324  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of the proposed expenditure on new trains announced in the SRA Strategic Plan will be spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as a proportion of the total spending.
(29459)
325  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many of the proposals announced on 14th January in the SRA Strategic Plan that relate to Scotland had been announced previously.
(29461)
326  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to ensure that third generation mobile telephone base station sites must be a statutory part of new planning guidelines.
(28946)
327  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish guidelines for 3G mobile telephony companies to share the use of 3G mobile telephony base stations.
(28948)
328  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of new 3G mobile telephony base station sites that will be needed in the United Kingdom.
(28947)
329  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29037)
330  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29034)
331  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29035)
332  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29036)
333  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29033)
334  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what procedures his Department has to ensure environmental appraisals are undertaken prior to (a) administrative and (b) policy decisions being made.
(29020)
335  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to appraise the environmental implications of its Spending Review submission to the Treasury.
(29021)
336  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many environmental appraisals have been published by his Department since 1st January 2001; and if he will list the last four.
(29018)
337  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the last occasion was on which he requested an environmental appraisal before making a policy decision.
(29019)
338  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many officials from his Department have attended the Environmental Appraisal and Integration into Policy training course run by the Civil Service College.
(29022)
339  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the downrating of pensions and benefits during hospital stays on the elderly and the sick.
(29255)
340  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the costs that the Government will incur in servicing Post Office card accounts for (a) three million, (b) four million, (c) five million and (d) six million benefit claimants.
(28940)
341  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research his Department has carried out into the numbers of benefit claimants who already have a bank account; and if he has estimated how many of these claimants will choose to transfer to a Post Office card account when they start to be paid by ACT.
(28941)
342  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice will be available to benefit claimants who do not have a bank account when the move to ACT takes place.
(28938)
343  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Post Office about the provision of the Post Office card account; what the outcome of these discussions was; and if he will make a statement.
(28943)
344  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what information the Government based its assumption that around three million benefit and tax credit recipients will open a Post Office card account and what provision is being made available should this figure rise following the introduction of the Universal Bank.
(28942)
345  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he plans for the services of the Universal Bank to be in operation by April 2003.
(28937)
346  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many freecall numbers have been provided by the Benefits Agency to such benefit applicants since 1997 (a) in Scotland and (b) in the rest of the United Kingdom.
(28800)
347  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether attendance allowance payments contribute to the funding of free nursing care in England.
(28804)
348  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect the NHS recognition of ME as a medical condition will have on the operation of the physical capability assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(28801)
349  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department notified the Scottish Executive that the payment of attendance allowance to those recipients who will qualify for free personal care would be withdrawn.
(28803)
350  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the attendance allowance money withdrawn from recipients in Scotland will be spent in Scotland.
(28802)
351  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the attendance allowance money withdrawn from recipients in Scotland will be allocated by his Department.
(28805)
352  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the determination is made as to whether a benefit applicant faces significant difficulties such that a freecall number is provided by the Benefits Agency.
(28799)
353  
  
Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parties have claimed income support during parental leave in each year since its introduction.
(29293)
354  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library the responses to the consultations on the performance framework and the verifications framework.
(29484)
355  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which local authorities have implemented the verification framework; how much the expert Help Team has cost; how many local authorities have applied for money from the Help Fund; which have been given grants and of how much; and what evaluation has taken place of the local authorities involved in piloting the performance framework.
(29489)
356  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review the use of county and sheriff courts and their jurisdiction in cases under Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(29487)
357  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to commission research into the effectiveness of the awards against employers and service providers for discrimination against people with disabilities, with specific reference to the impact on their future behaviour.
(29486)
358  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the number of cases brought under Parts II and III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(29485)
359  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason payments of winter fuel allowances have been delayed for up to 28 days.
(28856)
360  
N  
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to meet the Council for Museums and Libraries to discuss the funding of regional museums, with specific reference to those in North East England.
[Question Unstarred] (26182)
361  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what consultations are taking place over the future of English Partnerships.
[Transferred] (29388)
362  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will propose amendments to the Home Energy Conservation Bill to give powers to the National Assembly for Wales for the provisions of the Bill to apply to Wales; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (29280)


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