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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 22 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 22 January, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
TUESDAY 22nd JANUARY
1  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, how many clocks have been (a) ordered and (b) supplied for installation in Portcullis House; when the order was placed; when the installation is planned to take place; and if he will make a statement.
(28331)
2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Goverment agencies are permitted to incur expenditure on lobbyists where the Government itself is the intended recipient of such lobbying.
(28323)
3  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by the Cabinet Office under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29418)
4  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Winter Supplementary Estimates 2001-02 included provision to transfer sums from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence to the Cabinet Office in respect of BBC monitoring.
(28330)
5  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what costs have been incurred by his Department to date in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department.
(29590)
6  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26835)
7  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he plans to change the Civil Service Pension Scheme to allow widows and widowers to retain their pension after re-marrying; and if he will make a statement
(29262)
8  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by her Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29415)
9  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26834)
10  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to extend the free television licence scheme to all pensioners.
(29652)
11  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list grants made by the Film Council since 1st April 2000 stating for each the (a) amount of the grant, (b) date of the grant, (c) purpose of the grant, (d) company, person or organisation to whom the grant was made, (e) name of the film or project for which the grant was to be used and (f) fund from which the grant was made.
(29431)
12  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many names were on the shortlist she received from the panel from which she had to propose a deputy-chairman of the ITC; if she will make a statement on the process by which she chose a name to propose following her receipt of the shortlist; and if she took into account the political views of the people on the shortlist received from the panel.
(29412)
13  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many names were on the shortlist she received from the panel from which she had to propose a vice-chairman of the BBC; if she will make a statement on the process by which she chose a name to propose following her receipt of the shortlist; and if she took into account the political views of the people on the shortlist received from the panel.
(29413)
14  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an estimate of the value to the Film Council of (a) profit share schemes, (b) shares in copyright and (c) other property or rights received, as a result of grants made under each of the Film Council's funds since 1st April 2000.
(29430)
15  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the work of the Film Council.
(29411)
16  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications to each fund of the Film Council since 1st April 2000 have been successful.
(29428)
17  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the criteria employed by the Film Council to assess the suitability of applications to each of its funds.
(29429)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by his Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29417)
19  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the countries in which UK troops are stationed, giving the numbers of troops in each case.
(28742)
20  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the presence in the United Kingdom of United States National Guards; what notification he has received from United States authorities of their intention to station such personnel within the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(28322)
21  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he takes to ensure that activities undertaken by US forces operating in the UK are consistent with the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.
(28708)
22  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26839)
23  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to transform the informal meeting of EU defence ministers into a formal Defence Council meeting; and if he will make a statement.
(29637)
24  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the EU military exercise programme covering the period 2001 to 2006.
(29634)
25  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) those non-EU European NATO member countries and other EU applicant countries who have offered contributions for improving European military capability and (b) those countries whose offer has been (i) accepted and (ii) rejected; and if he will make a statement.
(29636)
26  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress made by the EU-NATO working groups on (a) the preparation of an EU-NATO security agreement, (b) the setting of capability goals, (c) the preparation of an agreement on the modalities for EU access to NATO assets and capabilities and (d) the definition of permanent arrangements for future EU-NATO consultations in times of crisis and non-crisis; and if he will make a statement.
(29635)
27  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he anticipates that the UK numbers of ground troops in Operation Fingal will be substantially reduced.
(29608)
28  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to take an initiative within the European Union to improve the arrangements for the participation of non-EU allied countries in the ESDP in order to create an associate status for the countries concerned; and if he will make a statement.
(29632)
29  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts regarding the Belgian initiative of drawing up a White Paper on European security by submitting a WEU contribution on the repercussions of countering the threat that international terrorism poses for collective defence; and if he will make a statement.
(29631)
30  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the (a) European Union Satellite Centre and (b) European Union Institute for Security Studies are operational as agencies of the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
(29638)
31  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the practical consequences resulting from bringing terrorism countermeasures within the remit of Article 5 of the Washington Treaty and how this may affect NATO's commitment to guarantee the security of WEU member countries; and if he will make a statement.
(29630)
32  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for the EU Council to establish an intergovernmental Council fund for European military and non-military crisis-management operations outside the control of the Commission and the European Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(29633)
33  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the establishment against actual strength of British army units in Germany; and how many requests for transfer there are for each of these units.
(29650)
34  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by her Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29414)
35  
N  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority spend on education above SSA per pupil for the primary and secondary sectors, and in total, for 1990-91 to 2000-02 and projected for the financial year 2002-03, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(29507)
36  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26821)
37  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the staff members of her Department located in London have been involved in matters pertaining to Scotland since the inception of her Department in its present form.
(29517)
38  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of her Department's budget has been spent in Scotland since the institution of her Department in its present form.
(29518)
39  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations and individuals will have access to the personal details of pupils stored on the central pupil database.
(29372)
40  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if it is her policy to destroy files on the central pupil database which relate to pupils who leave the state education system.
(29370)
41  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who will have responsibility for approving requests for access to information held on the central pupil database.
(29373)
42  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the social class breakdown was in 2001 of students who (a) applied for and (b) were successful in obtaining places on degree courses at British universities in (i) law, (ii) medicine, (iii) engineering, (iv) nursing, (v) B Ed teaching, (vi) accountancy, (vii) veterinary studies and (viii) psychology; and what the percentage change in (A) applicants and (B) successful places has been since 1995, broken down by social class.
(29690)
43  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a direct grant allocation to Shropshire County Council to support the additional transport costs incurred by a rural county.
(28332)
44  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the pay entitlement of a teacher who has achieved the upper pay spine when changing schools.
(28189)
45  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to ensure consistency between schools in allocating upper pay spine awards.
(28190)
46  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy of excluding pupils from schools.
(29259)
47  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what changes she plans to the head teachers' retirement package arrangements; and if she will make a statement.
(29264)
48  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of teacher shortages in Gloucestershire; what steps she is taking to improve the situation; and if she will make a statement.
(29261)
49  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the findings of the recent OFSTED inspection into Gloucestershire Local Education Authority.
(29260)
50  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy regarding the selling of school-owned land for development purposes.
(29263)
51  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the new schools built since 1997; and if she will list those granted funding to be built in the next two years.
(29627)
52  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list her targets for the composting of waste for (a) 2002 and (b) each of the next five years.
(29614)
53  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to regulate emissions of bioaerosols arising from waste composting schemes.
(29613)
54  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the role of waste composting schemes in meeting the Government's target for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
(29610)
55  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to monitor emissions of methane from waste composting schemes.
(29618)
56  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if proposals for new waste composting schemes will require an environmental impact assessment.
(29619)
57  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of methane emissions arising from (a) existing and (b) new waste composting schemes; and if she will make a statement.
(29617)
58  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is towards reducing the level of methane emissions.
(29620)
59  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what factor each of the other greenhouse gases is more damaging than carbon dioxide.
(29616)
60  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage reduction target from the 1990 baseline she has set for each of the greenhouse gases.
(29615)
61  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of emissions of bioaerosols arising from the composting of waste.
(29611)
62  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to extend the loan action scheme to England.
(29375)
63  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the suitability of methane produced by waste composting schemes for use in combined heat and power plants.
(29609)
64  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average number of food miles travelled by food consumed in the UK.
(29622)
65  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies have been undertaken by the Environment Agency into the dispersion and dispersion mechanisms of bioaerosols arising from the composting of waste; and if she will make a statement.
(29612)
66  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to seek changes to EU legislation in respect of the mandatory testing of chemicals on animals.
(28633)
67  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by her Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29420)
68  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for North East Derbyshire will receive a reply to his letter of 12th November, as acknowledged on 16th November, reference 162094.
(28503)
69  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the progress FTSE 350 companies had made by the end of 2001 towards reporting on their environmental impacts; and what assessment she has made of the progress that would have been made if there was a mandatory requirement for such reports.
(29325)
70  
N  
Colin Burgon (Elmet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what amount of radioactive waste was discharged into the Irish Sea, broken down between each radionuclide, in each year since 1979.
(29244)
71  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26823)
72  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to announce the final disposal arrangements and plans for intermediate and high level nuclear waste; and what is the (a) quantity and (b) location of present (i) intermediate and (ii) high level waste in store.
(29698)
73  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) egg products and (b) shell eggs were imported; and how many egg products were imported from the USA in each of the last three years.
(28188)
74  
N  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list by each local authority area in England and Wales the concentration of the pollutants (a) benzene, (b) 1, 3 butadiene, (c) carbon monoxide, (d) lead, (e) nitrogen dioxide, (f) particles (PMI), and (g) sulphur dioxide for 1997 to 2001.
(29322)
75  
N  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent investigations have been undertaken by her Department on the impact of air pollution on health.
(29320)
76  
N  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last reviewed the air quality strategy; and what the main findings of the review were.
(29319)
77  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by his Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29424)
78  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list central government acquisitions to the National Asset Register in each of the last four years, specifying the value of each acquisition.
(28715)
79  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with US Treasury spokesmen on replacing World Bank loans to the world's poorest countries with grants.
(29629)
80  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26837)
81  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) men aged (i) under 65 and (ii) 65 and over and (b) women aged (1) under 60 and (2) 60 and over have been in receipt of married couple's tax allowance since 31st March 1999.
(27544)
82  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the private sector net capital flow to and from the United Kingdom in each of last five years, indicating flows to (a) the USA, (b) South and Central America, (c) sub Saharan Africa and (d) India and Pakistan.
(29700)
83  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the information in the National Statistics Omnibus for (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 on internet use, broken down by (i) age and (ii) gender, in each region and nation of the United Kingdom.
(29695)
84  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost in the current financial year of altering the VAT treatment of fees paid by individuals to nursing homes and registered residential homes for the elderly to that of a zero rated VAT product; and if he will make a statement.
(29625)
85  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 296W, on Geoffrey Spence, if he will place a copy of Mr Spence's (a) terms of reference, (b) terms and conditions and (c) job description in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(29691)
86  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what basis (a) air pollution from industry, (b) cleaning up polluted land, (c) oil spills, (d) waste treatment and (e) recycling are excluded from the Green Technology Challenge funding.
(29702)
87  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the decision was taken to limit the Green Technology Challenge to (a) clean fuels, (b) clean vehicle reduction in water use, (c) the improvement of water quality and (d) energy efficient technologies.
(29701)
88  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is in respect of the sharing with the US Government of intercept material obtained by GCHQ; and in what circumstances it is deemed inappropriate to share such information for reasons of national security.
(28629)
89  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the numbers of political prisoners in (a) Tibet and (b) China.
(28325)
90  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many extant US-UK agreements there are the existence of which has not been made public; and if he will make a statement.
(28741)
91  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is in respect of the monitoring by GCHQ of communications originating and terminating within the UK.
(28635)
92  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the purpose of Morwenstow station: and how many (a) US and (b) UK personnel are based there.
(28584)
93  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the status and importance of the UK/USA Agreement 1948.
(28628)
94  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by his Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29419)
95  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of developments since September in Afghanistan on the international drug trade.
(28632)
96  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what circumstances material obtained by interception (a) by the UK Government about foreign nationals is passed to the domestic authorities of those foreign nationals and (b) by foreign governments about UK citizens is passed to the UK authorities.
(28624)
97  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions his Department has provided support for Mrs Blair during the Prime Minister's official visits abroad in the periods (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) since May 2001.
(28627)
98  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what costs have been incurred by his Department to date in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department.
(29589)
99  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26830)
100  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the action the (a) UK, (b) Commonwealth, (c) EU and (d) United Nations are taking to ensure free and fair elections in Zimbabwe.
(29324)
101  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the military situation (a) between India and Pakistan and (b) over Kashmir.
(29510)
102  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the effect of the inhalation of bioaerosols on human health.
(29621)
103  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by his Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29421)
104  
N  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practice vacancies there were in each of the last two years.
(28020)
105  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the methodology used to derive the 2002-03 allocation as indicated in the document entitled Improving Social Services for Older People.
(28289)
106  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26833)
107  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to allow continuous statistical comparisons to be made between (a) existing health authorities, (b) new primary care trusts and (c) strategic health authorities.
(29709)
108  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the age standardised mortality rates for all cancers for men and women in each health authority in England were in each year since 1995.
(29708)
109  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Under-Secretary's letter of 20th December 2001 (ref POH (3)5653/13), what discussions he has had with the NRPB on action to be taken on electromagnetic fields from anti-theft security tagging systems and possible dangers from potential exposures from surveillance equipment.
(26560)
110  
N  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are being taken by his Department to offer cardiac screening for the condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to children about to take part in competitive sport.
(29321)
111  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of delayed discharges at hospitals in Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(29303)
112  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the anticipated impact on Gloucestershire of the structural reforms proposed for the NHS.
(29310)
113  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average wait for heart by-pass operations (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) of patients in Gloucestershire was in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(29317)
114  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of carers in Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(29307)
115  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of shortages of (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) scientific staff in the NHS in Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(29306)
116  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the average time waited on the day for their treatment by out-patients at the oncology unit at Cheltenham General Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
(29305)
117  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nursing home and (b) residential care home places there were (i) in May 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available, in Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement.
(29304)
118  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the prescribing policy of Gloucestershire Health Authority of beta interferon; and if he will make a statement.
(29309)
119  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors were employed in the NHS in Gloucestershire (i) in May 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(29308)
120  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Broxbourne will receive a reply to her letters of 10th October 2001, 22nd November 2001, 18th December 2001 and 16th January 2001 relating to her constituent, Mrs Barbara Handley of Cheshunt.
(29323)
121  
N  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the treatment of English patients in other EU countries.
(28019)
122  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact upon the United Kingdom health products industry of the lack of provision in the proposed Traditional Medicines Directive for products which are combinations of herbs with nutrients.
(29432)
123  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that student doctors and nurses familiarise themselves with complementary medicine.
(29434)
124  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legislative provision he plans to propose to secure the continued availability of products which are combinations of nutrients with herbs but which are (a) not foods and (b) unlikely to fall within the provisions of the forthcoming Traditional Medicines Directive.
(29433)
125  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment has been made of how products which are combinations of herbs with nutrients may achieve compliance with the proposed Traditional Medicines Directive.
(29522)
126  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral statement of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health on 20th November 2001, Official Report, column 640W, if he will provide references for the well-documented histories of traditional use of herbal remedies in Europe; and if he will list those herbal products which are able to demonstrate a history of 30 years on the market.
(29521)
127  
N  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate health spending per head of population by health authority in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(29318)
128  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which area child protection committees have arrangements with each of the immigration detention and reception centres at (a) Oakington, (b) Tinsley House, (c) Yarls Wood, (d) Harmondsworth and (e) John Gavell; and if he will place in the Library copies of the protocols and working agreements.
(29607)
129  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by his Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29423)
130  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been begun in each year since 1972 under Official Secrets legislation; and what the outcome was in each case.
(28631)
131  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of the Government Technical Assistance Centre; and what (a) its budget and (b) establishment are in the current financial year.
(28640)
132  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many intrusive surveillance operations were authorised by (a) chief officers of police and (b) customs officials in the United Kingdom in each year from 1995.
(28326)
133  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what controls govern the monitoring of conversations by equipment which picks up vibrations in window panes.
(28625)
134  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes to policy have resulted from Lord Birt's work on crime.
(29192)
135  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 845W, if she will list (a) the areas in which the Justice and Home Affairs Council is examining the scope for SIS II to have an increased range of functions and (b) the authorities being considered eligible for access to SIS data.
(28321)
136  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Wellingborough of 10th January, Official Report, column 1008-12W, if he will make a statement on the percentage of prisoners tested positive in random mandatory drug tests at HMP Lewes.
(28707)
137  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason private prisons are not required to submit (a) sickness and (b) minority ethnic staff data.
(28637)
138  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if use by the law enforcement agencies of technology which remotely takes a phone off the hook and thereby allows the monitoring of conversations close to that phone requires authorisation as if it were a telephone intercept; and whether the use by others of such technology constitutes a criminal offence.
(28328)
139  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the request by the Advisory Council on Public Records to be allowed to consider the conditions under which MI5 records are released was refused; and if he will make a statement.
(28630)
140  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what controls exist to regulate the monitoring of the location of individuals through signals sent by mobile phones.
(28327)
141  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many MI5 files were extant at 31st December 2001; how many were categorised as (a) green, (b) amber and (c) red in each category; and how many were (i) held on microfiche and (ii) held as hard-copy in each category.
(28639)
142  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been initiated under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; what the outcome was in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(28634)
143  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been detained under the internment provision of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; on which day each was arrested; which have been appealed; what progress has been made in each appeal; and if he will make a statement.
(28324)
144  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs have been incurred by his Department to date in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department.
(29068)
145  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26838)
146  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what record his Department keeps of the expenditure of his Department on (a) polling exercises and (b) focus groups.
(29516)
147  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences of robbery there were in each police force area in (a) 1998-99 and (b) 2000-01; what the percentage change between the two periods was; and if he will make a statement.
(29623)
148  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made towards the provision of a witness service in every magistrates' court by March.
(29369)
149  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the operation of the duty on the Probation Service to keep victims of serious violent and sexual crimes informed of the offender's release.
(29367)
150  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what percentage of prosecutions the victim chose to make a personal statement to the court in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(29368)
151  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what percentage of either-way cases defendants elected for jury trial in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(29647)
152  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) criminal prosecutions, (b) either-way case prosecutions, (c) summary only prosecutions and (d) indictment only prosecutions there were in each of the last 10 years.
(29646)
153  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of criminal cases in (a) Crown Court on indictment, (b) Crown Court either way case, (c) magistrates' court either way case, (d) magistrates' court summary only and (e) in total, resulted in a conviction in the last five years for which figures are available.
(29643)
154  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the either-way criminal offences; and if he will make a statement.
(29644)
155  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the 20 most common triable either-way offences in the past year; and if he will make a statement.
(29645)
156  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to take action to make it an offence for an adult to deceive minors into exposing themselves; and if he will make a statement.
(29639)
157  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in (a) how many and (b) what percentage of either-way cases (i) magistrates declined jurisdiction, (ii) defendants consented to magistrates' jurisdiction and (iii) defendants elected for jury trial in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(29648)
158  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish proposals for sex offence law reform; and if he will make a statement.
(29642)
159  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) number and (b) percentage of criminal prosecutions resulted in a conviction in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(29640)
160  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for people smuggling offences in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(29641)
161  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter of 29th November 2001 from the honourable Member for Aylesbury about case reference ISB/100049.
(29371)
162  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his review of the workings of coroners' courts.
(29265)
163  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will investigate the handling by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at Croydon of mail sent by recorded delivery on 26th November by Sujin Park.
(29266)
164  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to see a member of the Board of Visitors have been made since April 2000.
(29600)
165  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times unfurnished cells have been used in each of the prisons in the juvenile estate since April 2000.
(29601)
166  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the child protection policies operating at (a) Oakington, (b) Tinsley House, (c) Yarls Wood, (d) Harmondsworth and (e) John Gavell immigration detention and reception centres.
(29593)
167  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the furniture workshop at Gartree prison was closed.
(29592)
168  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been held in segregation cells in each of the prisons in the juvenile estate since April 2000.
(29602)
169  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been injured during control and restraint since April 2000.
(29597)
170  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times control and restraint was used in each of the prisons in the juvenile estate since April 2000.
(29596)
171  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisons in the juvenile estate provide a pre-release scheme.
(29606)
172  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether families have attended review meetings at prisons in the juvenile estate.
(29605)
173  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of self-harm have been recorded at each of the prisons in the juvenile estate since April 2000.
(29595)
174  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many self-harm forms F2052 SH were opened at each of the prisons in the juvenile estate last year.
(29594)
175  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children were locked out of prisons overnight; at which prisons; and at which police stations they were held since April 2000.
(29603)
176  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children are on the basic level of the incentives and earned privileges scheme in each of the prisons in the juvenile estate.
(29604)
177  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) request and (b) complaint forms have been issued at each of the prisons in the juvenile estate since April 2000.
(29599)
178  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of cell damage have been recorded at each of the prisons in the juvenile estate; and what the cost of each was.
(29598)
179  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by her Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29416)
180  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has received on replacing World Bank loans to the world's poorest countries with grants.
(29628)
181  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26824)
182  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the role of debt reduction in achieving 2015 goals on poverty reduction.
(29704)
183  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Tanzania's debt has been written off as part of the enhanced HIPC initiative; and what assessment she has made of the effect on annual debt repayments of the purchase of an air traffic control system.
(29705)
184  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effects of GATS on developing countries; and if she will make a statement.
(29508)
185  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she raised the bombing of civilians in Southern Sudan with government representatives on her recent visit; and if she will make a statement.
(28710)
186  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she has responded to the World Food Programme appeal for assistance to Somalia; and if she will make a statement about the level of funding of that appeal.
(28713)
187  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement about the prospects for funding health and education in Sudan following her recent visit.
(28711)
188  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of 11th September on poverty in Somalia following the disruption of overseas remittance income.
(28714)
189  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what activities in Zimbabwe she is funding with bilateral aid; what multilateral activities she is assisting to fund in Zimbabwe; by what means she is monitoring expenditure on aid activities in Zimbabwe; and if she will make a statement.
(28709)
190  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the prospects for progress in promoting peace and good governance in Sudan; if she will make a statement on international efforts to resolve the conflict in that country; and what proposals she has for work to stimulate peace and reconciliation and the strengthening of civil society in Sudan.
(28712)
191  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the extent of preserved Police Special Branch historical records, and his policy in respect of release of such material into the Public Record Office.
(28626)
192  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by the Lord Chancellor's Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29425)
193  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his policy on the release of post-1945 MI5 records into the Public Record Office.
(28638)
194  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what costs have been incurred by the Lord Chancellor's Department in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost.
(29067)
195  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what equipment has been stolen from the Lord Chancellor's Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26832)
196  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Chief Executive of HM Land Registry will reply to the letter of 24th November 2001 from Dr and Mrs Pim about case reference 700/01/202.
(29374)
197  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of defendants who appealed against conviction in a magistrate's court and whose case was reheard in the Crown Court in 2000 were found (a) not guilty and (b) guilty.
(29694)
198  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26828)
199  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the President of the Council, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26831)
200  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is the (a) budget and (b) work programme of the (i) Forward Strategy Unit and (ii) Delivery Unit; and who belongs to each.
(29065)
201  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, for what period Lord Birt has been appointed to the Forward Strategy Unit.
(29189)
202  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has met Lord Birt since 1st January.
(29185)
203  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if Lord Birt has access to Cabinet papers relating to transport.
(29315)
204  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many hours per week Lord Birt works.
(29184)
205  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, how much Lord Birt has claimed from official funds by way of out-of-pocket expenses; and how much of this relates to taxi travel.
(29191)
206  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 297W, on Lord Birt, under which section of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information he withheld information on the projects worked upon by Lord Birt.
(29653)
207  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the ministers to whom Lord Birt reports.
(29187)
208  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of how far the degree of information hitherto made public about the role of Lord Birt is consistent with the Government's guidelines on parliamentary accountability.
(29182)
209  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, when Lord Birt last travelled by train on official Government business.
(29190)
210  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the transport organisations Lord Birt has met since his appointment.
(29186)
211  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings have taken place and on which dates between (a) himself, (b) Ministers within the Cabinet Office, (c) officals within No. 10, (d) officials within the Cabinet Office, (e) special advisers within No. 10 and (f) special advisers within the Cabinet Office and representatives of ENRON since 1st May 1997.
(28623)
212  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what secretarial support is available to Lord Birt; and what the expected annual cost of this is.
(29183)
213  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a copy of Lord Birt's work on crime.
(29193)
214  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what further information concerning the present activities of Lord Birt will be released when the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is fully in operation.
(29194)
215  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what office space has been made available to Lord Birt; and in which buildings it is.
(29188)
216  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many of the FTSE 350 companies with which he has held meetings in the last 12 months have produced environmental reports; in how many of the meetings he has held with such companies he raised the importance of such reports; and what further action he will take to encourage such reporting.
(29326)
217  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects to know the nature of the request from the US Administration concerning British involvement in the Nuclear Missile Defence programme.
(26559)
218  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26825)
219  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff paid out of public funds will be accompanying her on her forthcoming visit to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Malaysia; and from which departmental budget they are paid.
(29513)
220  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many of the staff in Dover House on loan to the Scotland Office from the Scottish Executive are of Civil Service grade.
(29515)
221  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many civil servants there are in her Department apart from (a) staff on loan to the Scotland Office from the Scottish Executive, (b) the member of staff on secondment from the House of Lords and (c) three temporary staff.
(29514)
222  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the job descriptions of each of the staff members in Dover House (a) on loan to the Scotland Office from the Scottish Executive and (b) that are other staff, indicating which staff members are paid from the Scotland Office budget and which from the Scottish Executive budget.
(29523)
223  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Solicitor General, what costs have been incurred by her Department in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what her estimate is of the final cost to her Department.
(29066)
224  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Solicitor General, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26840)
225  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many international communications are routed daily through the UK; and what percentage of those are transmitted via satellite.
(28585)
226  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the objections made by the Export Credits Guarantee Department to US proposals on greater transparency at the recently concluded OECD negotiations on common approaches to officially supported expert credits and the environment.
(29408)
227  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the cost to BNFL of decomissioning nuclear plants for which it has responsibility.
(28740)
228  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library a list of the (a) projects and (b) companies supported by the Export Credit Guarantee Department since 1st January 2001.
(29410)
229  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Export Credits Guarantee Department will take to implement the recommendation for public discussion contained in the OECD agreement on common approaches to officially supported export credits and the environment.
(29427)
230  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make environmental and social impact assessments of the Yusefeli Dam available for public discussion before a final decision is taken on extending export credit support to Amec.
(29407)
231  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what controls exist in respect of (a) the placement of cookies on web sites and (b) the use of such cookies to monitor the computer usage of individuals.
(28329)
232  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many answers to parliamentary questions have not been answered by her Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29426)
233  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the International Civil Aviation Organization on Tanzania's export control licences.
(29626)
234  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what equipment has been stolen from her Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26826)
235  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will estimate the costs of (a) managing civil nuclear waste and (b) decommissioning civil nuclear facilities in each year since 1995; and if she will estimate the costs this year and in the remaining years of the current expenditure plan.
(29699)
236  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 103W, on the Export Credits Guarantees Department, what estimate she has made of the savings produced by refinancing; over what period of time she expects these to be realised and under which Vote; and if she will make a statement.
(29692)
237  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many government sponsored innovative manufacturing research centres there are in Scotland; and what is the level of funding for each.
(29579)
238  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average (a) interim and (b) final payment amount is for (i) vibration white finger and (ii) respiratory diseases to former coal miners in (A) St Helens South, (B) Merseyside and (C) England.
(28706)
239  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he was consulted on the appointment of Lord Birt in respect of his role on transport.
(29313)
240  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many answers to parliamentary questions have been refused by his Department under exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in each year since 1994.
(29422)
241  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many times he has met Lord Birt to discuss transport.
(29314)
242  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if Lord Birt will be considering the role of the taxi as part of his transport analysis.
(29312)
243  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what access to civil servants in his Department has been afforded to Lord Birt.
(29316)
244  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will arrange for Lord Birt, as part of his transport work, to make an extended study of the operation of the Circle Line.
(29311)
245  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26829)
246  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) bus and (b) rail journeys there were in each year since 1995; and if he will express the figures as an index using 1997 as the base.
(29697)
247  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many freight services used the Channel Tunnel in each month since January 2000.
(29584)
248  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made on the report from the Health and Safety Commission's working group on risks associated with road/rail interface since December 2001; if he will give a date for its publication; and if he will make a statement.
(29580)
249  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how may train drivers (a) in total and (b) subdivided by train operating company worked on Britain's railways for each (i) year and (ii) month since 1988.
(29588)
250  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase the number of freight services using the Channel Tunnel; and if he will make a statement.
(29582)
251  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has to give consumers information relating to the (a) fuel consumption and (b) carbon dioxide emissions of new cars in a form which (i) makes possible comparisons with cars of a similar size and (ii) is based on the colour-coded applicance energy label scheme.
(29585)
252  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the stations accredited as of 16th January, or the latest date for which information is available under the secure stations scheme.
(29581)
253  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action has been taken since the meeting with the head of security for the French railways on 3rd December last year to accelerate implementation of the measures needed to restore the number of freight services through the Channel Tunnel to pre- 7th November 2001 levels.
(29583)
254  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information is available to him to determine the percentage of fire officers' time spent on average on (a) responding to emergencies, (b) other key duties, (c) administration and (d) sick leave, in the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(28432)
255  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the costs and viability of (a) constructing an additional railway track between Shenfield and Colchester and (b) upgrading the equivalent stretch of the A12 to dual 3.
(29624)
256  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the total weekly rail delays, in minutes, for each week from 1st May 1997 to 21st January 2002, broken down to show delays (a) attributable to Railtrack and (b) attributable to train operating companies; and if he will make a statement.
(27054)
257  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assistance has been made available to local authorities to issue the payment of (a) bills and (b) services in euros and what discussions he has had with (i) local government representatives and (ii) the Treasury to review the limit set for local authorities regarding collection of their income in non-sterling.
(29693)
258  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 204W, on traffic signs, whether the conditions under which the 1989 Guildford Direction Signs Demonstration Project were conducted met the standards that are required for similar research undertaken by his Department today.
(29719)
259  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 204W, on traffic signs, what lessons were learned from the Guildford Direction Signs Demonstration Project of 1989.
(29718)
260  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 204W, on traffic signs, whether the Guildford Direction Signs Demonstration Project was conducted in a car park.
(29720)
261  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 204W, on traffic signs, what assessment he has made of the academic rigour with which the 1989 Guildford Direction Signs Demonstration Project was conducted; and if he will publish it.
(29721)
262  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to extend the right-to-buy scheme to housing associations.
(29651)
263  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26827)
264  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men aged 60 to 64 years have claimed the winter fuel allowance in Scotland; what percentage this represents of the total number of men aged 60 to 64 years who are eligible for the allowance; broken down by local authority area in Scotland; and if he will provide this information for each winter from 1997 to date.
(29706)
265  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what equipment has been stolen from his Department since 1st May 1997; and what the approximate value of each item was.
(26822)
266  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received in respect of the appropriateness of the application form for disability living allowance for haemodialysis patients; and what proposals he has to make amendments to it.
(27545)
267  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for each of the last three years, how many and what percentage of (a) applicants for disability living allowance whose applications were accepted and (b) appeals against these decisions to reject applications were upheld; and how many of them were haemodialysis patients.
(27546)
268  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the average weekly payment of housing benefit in each region and nation to tenants of (a) local authority tenants, (b) housing association tenants and (c) private tenants using the quarterly 100 per cent. counts taken on the last day of August (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.
(29710)
269  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to conduct a review of the operation of the disability living allowance.
(29519)
270  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assumption he has made about the proportion of pensioners receiving the minimum income guarantee (a) with and (b) without setting the basic state pension at the same level for (i) all pensioners, (ii) those aged over 75 years and (iii) those aged over 80 years.
(29722)
271  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum income support is payable to a (a) disabled pensioner and (b) disabled adult under 60 years of age.
(29707)
272  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many elderly people were waiting for their winter fuel payment on 1st January; and what steps he is taking to eliminate the backlog in processing winter fuel payments.
(29649)
273  
N  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, What recent progress he has made in improving the treatment of mental health patients.
[Question Unstarred] (26382)
274  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce legislation to control the use of chemicals in household products; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (29509)
275  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to act on the analysis in the Sustainable Development Commission Review of last summer's racial unrest in respect of the importance of environmental justice.
[Transferred] (29409)
276  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average percentage is of Civil Service staff on loan from one UK government department to another UK government department per UK government department.
[Transferred] (29511)
277  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Civil Service staff are on loan from each of the devolved administrations to UK government departments, broken down by UK government departments; and what percentage of Civil Service staff the number on loan represents per the total number of civil servants for each devolved administration.
[Transferred] (29512)
278  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the salary and other costs of a civil servant from one UK government department who is on loan to another UK government department are met from the budget of the department of origin of the civil servant or the department to which the civil servant is transferred on loan.
[Transferred] (29520)
279  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total (a) costs and (b) revenue were of the (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001 New Year's Eve functions held at the Millennium Dome; how the events were planned; how the contracts were negotiated; with whom contacts were entered into; if similar events are planned at the Millennium Dome in the future; what the costs for maintaining the Dome and the surrounding site were for each of the past 24 months; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (29586)
280  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, at what stage negotiations are with Meridian Delta over the sale of the Millennium Dome; when he expects negotiations to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (29587)
281  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to control the levels of toxicity used in household products; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (29703)
282  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the departments which have incurred costs in connection with the Saville Inquiry.
[Transferred] (29591)
283  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contributions the United Kingdom (a) has made and (b) has committed itself to make to the costs of creating and supporting the interim government of Afghanistan (i) bilaterally and (ii) through agencies of the (A) United Nations and (B) European Union.
[Transferred] (29696)


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