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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 23 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 23 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 23RD JANUARY
1  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government departments are reviewing the mandatory retirement age for civil servants.
(29761)
2  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the (a) timescale and (b) terms of reference for the review of the mandatory retirement age for senior civil servants in his Department.
(29760)
3  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30078)
4  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30094)
5  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30177)
6  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many listed buildings there are in (a) the Buckingham constituency and (b) Buckinghamshire; if she will list them; and how much funding has been provided to assist in their conservation in each of the last five years.
(30047)
7  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list each of the overseas trips made by herself and other members of her ministerial team in each of the last four years specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30186)
8  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) her Department, (ii) her agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30066)
9  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her estimate is of the expenditure of her Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30086)
10  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her policy to ensure that the racing industry is not financially disadvantaged by the end of the current levy scheme for racing.
(30030)
11  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her policy that the determination of the future of a racing levy scheme will establish a long term commercial relationship between racing and the betting industry.
(30031)
12  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission about raising the sterling threshold for the requirement for export licences for cultural goods; and if she will make a statement.
(29967)
13  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the estimated projected annual increase is in the number of export licences for cultural goods consequential on the decision by the EU Commission to leave the EU monetary threshold unchanged.
(29966)
14  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many pensioners in Wealden receive the free television licence for people over 75 years of age.
(29713)
15  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the projected completion date is for the Redgrave-Pinsent Lake at Caversham; and when the athletes will be able to use the training water at the lake.
(29820)
16  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the financial initiatives and resources sponsored by her Department in the last 12 months for Dorset, which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29896)
17  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met representatives of the Football Association to discuss matters relating to violence associated with the game on and off the pitch; and if she will make a statement.
(29749)
18  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met representatives of the Football Association to discuss progress with proposals for a new national stadium at Wembley; and if she will make a statement.
(29748)
19  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received about violence associated with football; and if she will make a statement.
(29750)
20  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met representatives of the Football Association to discuss the monitoring of legislation concerning travel by supporters to overseas games; and if she will make a statement.
(29751)
21  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the details of the proposal for a trust to manage Apsley House and the Wellington Museum referred to on 9th March 2000 by Lord McIntosh of Harringey.
(29977)
22  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on whose authority the advertisements for the post of Director of The Wellington Museum Trust, were placed.
(29980)
23  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tenders were received for the future management of Apsley House.
(29978)
24  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she decided which tender for the management of Apsley House to accept.
(29979)
25  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 317W, on Nancekuke, whether there are records of equipment and materials being brought from overseas for use, storage and disposal at CDE Nancekuke.
(29965)
26  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30184)
27  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30088)
28  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30068)
29  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose is of AWE's Billi-G project; what its cost is; and if he will make a statement.
(29955)
30  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has decided to extend the life of the Trident warhead beyond the expected service life; and what plans he has to extend the life of the submarine beyond the expected service life.
(29954)
31  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Joint Working Groups operating under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement; and how many Joint Working Group meetings have been hosted in the (a) UK and (b) USA under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement since May 1997.
(29957)
32  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which United States departments and establishments were represented at the October 2000 meeting of JOWOG 32.
(29958)
33  
  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of work conducted for the UK Trident programme in the past year by (a) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, (b) Los Alamos National Laboratory and (c) Sandia National Laboratory.
(29956)
34  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Royal Navy plans to purchase remanufactured Raytheon Tactile Tomahawk missiles; and if he will make a statement.
(29803)
35  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if a decision has been made on which of the companies downselected for the supply of the medium frequency sonar for the Type 45 destroyers will be chosen; on what basis the decision is made; and if he will make a statement.
(29804)
36  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what impact the commitment of British troops in Afghanistan will have on his plans for recruiting more Gurkhas.
(29976)
37  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy have changed from Maristat One in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02 into marital category (1) decree absolute, (2) separated and (3) annulled; what proportion of each service strength this represents in each year; what proportion of each service married strength this represents in each year; and if he will make a statement.
(27675)
38  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what programmes are run by the RAF, the Army and the Royal Navy to assist service men and women who are experiencing relationship breakdown; and if he will make a statement.
(27676)
39  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of serving military personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy are (i) single, (ii) married, (iii) divorced and (iv) separated listed by age ranges (1) 16 to 20, (2) 20 to 24, (3) 30 to 34, (4) 35 to 39, (5) 40 to 44, (6) 45 to 49, (7) 50 to 59 and (8) 60 and over; what percentage of force strength this represents in each age range; and if he will make a statement.
(27677)
40  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 27th November 2001, Official Report, column 760W, on plastic baton rounds, how many plastic baton rounds have been fired in each overseas operational theatre since 1981; how many such firings have resulted in death and injury; and what compensation has been paid to victims of firings.
(29727)
41  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many plastic baton rounds have been procured since 1981; and at what cost.
(29729)
42  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 27th November 2001, Official Report, column 760W, on plastic baton rounds, what reasons HM Forces have given for requiring guidelines for use at variance with those governing law enforcement officers engaged in joint operations.
(29728)
43  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of the inter-site transportation of components and material in the Defence Aviation Repair Agency in the last 12 months.
(30106)
44  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the MoD Form 680 procedure functions; and how it relates to final licensing decisions.
(29436)
45  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the application for a Tanzanian air traffic control system was considered under the MoD Form 680 procedure; and what the decision was.
(29440)
46  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the date was of the first involvement of the Department for International Development in considerations of the Tanzanian air traffic control system.
(29444)
47  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion and how many of arms export licence applications approved by the Arms Working Party under the MoD Form 680 procedure were subsequently refused an export licence in each of the past five years.
(29438)
48  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment was made by the Arms Working Party under the MoD Form 680 procedure of the adequacy of the Tanzanian air traffic control system for civilian purposes; and what the conclusions were.
(29442)
49  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many export licence applications were considered under the MoD Form 680 procedure in each of the past five years; and how many received a positive response.
(29437)
50  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the characteristics were of the Tanzanian air traffic control system that meant it should be considered by the Arms Working Party under the MoD Form 680 procedure.
(29441)
51  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he was first informed of the views of the World Bank about the (a) suitability and (b) cost of the Tanzanian air traffic control system.
(29443)
52  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) sections and (b) departments are represented at the Arms Working Party under the Form 680 procedure; and who has lead responsibility for assessing projects in terms of sustainable development.
(29439)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 5th December 2001, Official Report, column 426W, if she will break down the figures by vacancies in (a) nursery, (b) primary, (c) secondary and (d) special schools; and what the equivalent figures are for England.
(30127)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 5th December 2001, Official Report, column 415W, how many new free part-time early learning places will be made available in the Buckingham constituency.
(30124)
55  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 402W, how many assaults there were on teachers in each LEA in each year since 1997.
(30125)
56  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list each of the overseas trips made by herself and other members of her ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30171)
57  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 30th November 2001, Official Report, column 1209W, on school places, what application her Department has received from Buckingham Local Education Authority for capital funding for school places in each year since 1997; and what the outcome was in each case.
(30083)
58  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) her Department, (ii) her agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30080)
59  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils achieved Level 2 or above at Key Stage 1 (a) in England and (b) from schools based in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997.
(30049)
60  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the expenditure of her Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30090)
61  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils achieved Level 5 or above at Key Stage 3 (a) in England and (b) from schools based in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997.
(30048)
62  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 713W, on pupil referral and learning support units, how many people are employed in the Home Tuition and Hospital Teaching Service.
(30102)
63  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 712W, what the average National Grid for Learning funding has been per LEA in each year since 1997.
(30123)
64  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in respect of retraining needs in the airline and aerospace industries; what budgets she has made available to assist with such retraining; and if she will make a statement.
(27547)
65  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the standard spending assessment per secondary pupil in each local education authority was for (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02; and if she will estimate this figure for each (i) local education authority and (ii) learning and skills council in 2003-04 in total and (A) for 11 to 16 and (B) post 16 years pupils.
(29715)
66  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local education authorities she estimates to be entitled to education budget transitional support grant on the basis of the transfer of post - 16 support to learning and skills councils in 2002-03; and if she will estimate the size of the grant in each case.
(29714)
67  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the transfer of responsibility for post 16 education from Coventry City Council to the Learning Skills Council; and for what reason an additional £1.5 million has been taken away from the SSA grant.
(28887)
68  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average pupil teacher ratios for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were for each of the shire counties in the last year for which figures are available.
(30141)
69  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by her Department in the last 12 months for Dorset which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29894)
70  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the number of (a) beacon schools, (b) academy schools, (c) specialist schools and (d) new faith schools in each year from 1997 to 2007; and if she will make a statement.
(29207)
71  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the criteria considered by her Department when assessing bids for specialist school status.
(29215)
72  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance the Technology Colleges Trust is giving to schools seeking specialist status; how many grants have been facilitated by the Trust in order to help schools to meet the £50,000 threshold of specialist status since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(29198)
73  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is on encouraging local education authorities to use PFI contracts to upgrade school buildings; and if she will make a statement.
(29200)
74  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what further research she has commissioned in order to evaluate the effects on school performance of specialist school status; and if she will make a statement.
(29206)
75  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the specialist schools in (a) Somerset and (b) Dorset, giving the specialism in each case.
(29210)
76  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the nature of the links which she requires between primary feeder schools and secondary schools which are successful in becoming specialist schools.
(29214)
77  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools have received assistance from public funds in order to raise the money needed to submit a development plan; how many have received assistance of (a) £1 to £5,000, (b) £5,001 to £15,000, (c) £15,001 to £25,000, and (d) over £25,000; and if she will make a statement.
(29219)
78  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many applications for specialist school status have been rejected on the basis that the school in question has performance indicators which show a declining trend of performance; and if she will make a statement.
(29202)
79  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets she has set for the number of successful bidders for specialist school status in the (a) March 2002 and (b) October 2002 bidding rounds in terms of (i) overall numbers, (ii) breakdown by specialisms, (iii) geographic spread, (iv) deprivation characteristics of the catchment areas and (v) joint bids; and if she will make a statement.
(29217)
80  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures of deprivation are considered when considering applications for specialist school status; and if she will make a statement.
(29211)
81  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has carried out into the difficulties faced by schools in deprived areas in raising the private sector funds needed to apply for specialist status; what plans she has to reduce the £50,000 threshold; and if she will make a statement.
(29220)
82  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish her latest estimates of the percentage of secondary school pupils who are in specialist schools in each local education authority area in England; and if she will make a statement.
(29218)
83  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what advance notice is required by her Department for associated applications for specialist school status for the (a) March 2002 and (b) October 2002 bidding rounds; and if she will make a statement.
(29195)
84  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the value of sponsorship by the private sector for specialist schools to date which has been available (a) in cash and (b) in kind; and if she will make a statement.
(29196)
85  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the costs and benefits of using private finance initiatives to improve and upgrade the school buildings in each local education authority in England; and if she will make a statement.
(29197)
86  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools are exercising the provision in the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to select up to 10 per cent. of pupils by aptitude in relevant subjects; if she will list such schools; and if she will make a statement.
(29205)
87  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many specialist schools have increased the curriculum hours devoted to their chosen specialism, following award of specialist status; and if she will make a statement.
(29209)
88  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local education authorities have put in place private finance initiative capital projects since May 1997; if she will list each such local education authority and the size of each capital project; and if she will make a statement.
(29199)
89  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the level of investment in specialist schools for each year from May 1997 to 2005, broken down by (a) extra capital funding and (b) extra current expenditure; and if she will make a statement.
(29204)
90  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the number of secondary schools for the period 1997 to 2007.
(29208)
91  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the latest research showing the effects of specialist school status on school performance; and if she will make a statement.
(29212)
92  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the local education authorities which have 30 per cent. or more of their pupils in specialist schools; if she will make a statement on the reasons for which further schools in such LEAs will not be considered for specialist school bids; and if she will indicate for how long the ban on further bids in such areas will last.
(29216)
93  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have been granted specialist status on the basis of their first application for such status (a) in total and (b) in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(29201)
94  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) joint and (b) associated applications for specialist school status have been received since May 1997; and how many of these have been successful.
(29203)
95  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many bids for specialist school status have been received from each local education authority area since May 1997; what proportion of such bids has been accepted in each case; if she will break down these figures for each year from 1997-98 to 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.
(29213)
96  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the direct grants for schools in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(29908)
97  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the standards funds received by schools in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire for the years (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(29909)
98  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list (a) the name and corresponding local education authority of each school placed under special measures since May 1997 and (b) the duration for which they were under special measures.
(29731)
99  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what intervention powers her Department has used in respect of Hackney Borough Council since May 1997.
(29732)
100  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the administrative cost was of those functions of her Department concerned with adult education and basic skills in each year since 1997; and how much that sum represented per adult in the population.
(29662)
101  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the administrative cost was of those functions of her Department concerned with schools in each year since 1997; and how much that sum represented per pupil.
(29660)
102  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in respect of each local education authority and for England, how many pupils did not obtain admission to the secondary school of their first choice in the most recent year for which information is available, in (a) absolute terms and (b) as a proportion of the total number of pupils transferring to secondary schools.
(29659)
103  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the administrative cost was of those functions of her Department concerned with early years in each year since 1997; and how much that sum represented per child under five in the population.
(29663)
104  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the administrative cost was of those functions of her Department concerned with (a) further and (b) higher education in each year since 1997; and how much those sums represented per full-term equivalent student.
(29661)
105  
N  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that special schools continue to be part of the range of special needs provision.
(27056)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding her Department has allocated to (a) Buckinghamshire County Council and (b) Aylesbury Vale District Council to assist with the costs of storing and processing refrigerators and freezers; and what plans she has to make further funding available.
(30043)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the expenditure of her Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30091)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications there have been for recycling plants for refrigerators and freezers in Buckinghamshire area; and when she expects them to be operational.
(30044)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list each of the overseas trips made by herself and other members of her ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30174)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) her Department, (ii) her agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30081)
111  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress is being made to help small businesses continue to sell secondhand refrigerators, previously collected from the large retail outlets.
(29524)
112  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to enable local authorities to deal with applications for modifications to the definitive map more rapidly.
(30120)
113  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evaluation she has made of the potential use of reed beds as a way of alleviating foul sewerage problems exacerbated by flooding.
(29327)
114  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she plans to take to ensure that the Sustainability Fund is used to deliver environmental improvements in localities where the extractive activities incurring the aggregates levy occur.
(30167)
115  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the financial initiatives and resources sponsored by her Department in the last 12 months for Dorset which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29890)
116  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of household waste is recycled in the UK broken down by (a) government region and (b) constituency; which materials are most commonly and least commonly recycled within each of these areas; and if she will make a statement.
(29973)
117  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of households broken down by (a) government region and (b) constituency have doorstep collections of recyclable waste; and if she will make a statement.
(29974)
118  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent efforts have been made by (a) central and (b) local government to encourage recycling of (i) household and (ii) commercial/office waste; and if she will make a statement.
(29975)
119  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many letters from honourable Members to her Department did not receive substantive replies within (a) one month, (b) three months and (c) six months in 2001; and if she will make a statement on her Department's performance against targets in relation to response times to letters from honourable Members.
(28816)
120  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of the honourable Member for West Derbyshire of 8th November concerning the actions of the Rural Payments Agency relating to a transfer of quota units.
(30039)
121  
  
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what controls are being applied to monitor the quality of packaging waste exports.
(29725)
122  
  
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring is taking place for the application of revenues from packaging waste exports.
(29726)
123  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many fines were levied for the late return of self-assessment tax forms from people resident in the Buckingham constituency in the last 12 months; and how much was raised.
(30065)
124  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people (a) in total and (b) living in the Buckingham constituency were fined for late filing of self assessment forms in each year since 1997; and how much revenue was raised in each year.
(30062)
125  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30173)
126  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) individuals and (b) businesses were investigated for tax evasion in the constituency of Buckingham in each year since 1997.
(30064)
127  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, columns 797-8W, on employment in the Buckingham constituency, what the average figures for working age employment in the UK were in each year from 1997 to 2001.
(30126)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30082)
129  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30093)
130  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects Customs and Excise to issue details of the proposed extra-statutory concession in respect of VAT on supply of services agency workers for domiciliary care.
(30161)
131  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Wealden received the recent increase in the national minimum wage.
[Transferred] (29712)
132  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate has been made of the impact that the raising of the minimum threshold for publication of census data from 50 persons/20 households to 100 persons/40 parishes will have on the planning of services in rural areas.
(30193)
133  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures the Office of National Statistics will take to assist authorities responsible for local planning where separate census data for individual parishes has been lost by the amalgamation of figures as a result of the increased minimum threshold.
(30194)
134  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received concerning the promoting Sport in the Community consultation; to whom the consultation document was circulated and in what quantities; and what measures he is taking to ensure that the views of unpaid voluntary workers who work for CASCs are taken into account.
(30159)
135  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representation he has received concerning the availability of 2001 Census data at parish level.
(30156)
136  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the impact of the raised thresholds in the 2001 Census on the planning of services in rural areas.
(30155)
137  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will revert to the 1991 Census threshold figure of 50 persons per household.
(30157)
138  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30180)
139  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30070)
140  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30101)
141  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the United States Government regarding the extension of the campaign against international terrorism; and if he will make a statement.
(27678)
142  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Turkey's progress towards meeting the entry requirements for accession into the EU; and if he will make a statement.
(27679)
143  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese authorities to ensure that there will be no human rights abuse in China during the preparations and hosting of the 2008 Olympics.
(28716)
144  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy on extending the war against terrorism to countries other than Afghanistan.
(30029)
145  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what report he has received on the numbers and conditions of detention of UK citizens held by the United States (a) at the Guantanamo base in Cuba and (b) elsewhere.
(29797)
146  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received from the International Committee of the Red Cross and other NGOs on the treatment of prisoners held by the United States at the Guantanamo base and elsewhere.
(29799)
147  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Nottingham North of 16th October 2001, Official Report, column 1149W, whether the sum referred to in his statement has been released to the United Nations; and what proportion this represents of the total monies due.
(29730)
148  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the United States concerning the observance of the Geneva Convention and its protocols relating to the treatment of prisoners captured in the course of conflict in Afghanistan.
(29798)
149  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who comprises the British team visiting British citizens who are being held by the US at the Guantanamo base in Cuba.
(29801)
150  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has received from the United States Government concerning the treatment of prisoners captured in the conflict in Afghanistan.
(29800)
151  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason US television networks were not permitted to film a recent forces show at the US base on Diego Garcia.
(29795)
152  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30071)
153  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30085)
154  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30182)
155  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses are employed in each of the hospitals located in Buckinghamshire Health Authority.
(30057)
156  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing vacancies there are in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority area; and what the average figure is for each hospital trust.
(30038)
157  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the problem of bed-blocking in hospitals located in the Buckinghamshire Health Authority.
(30055)
158  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters he has received on MMR inoculations from residents of the Buckingham constituency.
(30056)
159  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve services for children and adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties following the publication of the White Paper, Valuing People.
(29075)
160  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will meet representatives from Mencap to discuss care problems for children and adults with severe learning difficulties; and if he will make a statement.
(29074)
161  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve domiciliary care support for families caring for children and adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
(29073)
162  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will increase the money for personal social services in Coventry to match the national average.
(28886)
163  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the total takings from the sale or leasing of property by an NHS trust with foundation status will accrue exclusively to that trust.
(29657)
164  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether NHS trusts seeking foundation status will be permitted to hire the services of management consultants, accountants, valuers and other professions to further their plans.
(29655)
165  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many civil servants he expects will be deployed on assessing applications by NHS trusts for foundation status.
(29658)
166  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts he estimates will seek foundation status in the (a) current and (b) next financial year.
(29656)
167  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the cost of treating patient sent abroad for treatment until the end of March 2002.
(29717)
168  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the estimated costs of the treatment of patients who were sent on 18th January to receive treatment (a) at La LouvieČre hospital in France and (b) in a private sector hospital in England.
(29716)
169  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was allocated for cancer services in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02; how much money is allocated for cancer services in 2002-03 in (i) the NHS Cancer Plan and (ii) the NHS Priorities and Planning Framework 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(29435)
170  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to reply to the Written Questions tabled to him by the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs J Sharpe (ref. 27323) and Mr A Robinson (ref. 27322).
(29900)
171  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months for Dorset which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29891)
172  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to attract back retired general practitioners to work in the medical profession; and if he will make a statement.
(29968)
173  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he has used in the evaluation of primary care groups in their applications to become primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(29969)
174  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that digital hearing aids can be provided by every NHS trust in the UK; and when the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust will receive them.
(30037)
175  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he estimates that health authorities in all areas of England will be able to provide digital hearing aids.
(29762)
176  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people live more than half an hour's journey from (a) a malignant haematology and bone marrow transplant, (b) a chemotherapy out patient, (c) a specialist endocrinology, (d) a neurology, (e) a renal, (f) a plastic surgery, (g) a genetics, (h) a paediatric cardiology and (i) a paediatric surgery unit (i) in each health authority (ii) in England and (iii) on the Isle of Wight; and what proportion these figures are of the population of each.
(29664)
177  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the advertising campaigns which he and his predecessors have commisioned since May 1997, showing for each (a) its objectives, (b) its beginning and end dates, (c) the media used, (d) the criteria adopted to judge its effectiveness, (e) the extent to which the effectiveness criteria were met, (f) agency involvement and (g) its cost.
(29665)
178  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 481W, on police spending, what the average per capital spending in 2001-02 is in (a) the Thames Valley Police Force area and (b) Aylesbury Vale police area.
(30131)
179  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30069)
180  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 777W, on CCTV, how many applications have been received from schemes in the Buckingham constituency; and what was the outcome in each case.
(30119)
181  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30089)
182  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 778W, what progress has been made in meeting the crime reduction target.
(30122)
183  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30183)
184  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were released on temporary licence in the last year for which figures are available; on how many occasions; for what purpose; and on how many of these occasions the prisoner (a) failed to return and (b) otherwise breached the conditions of the licence.
(29526)
185  
N  
Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what special arrangements the Prison service makes over the Christmas and New Year period to (a) prevent suicides, (b) prevent self-harm and (c) increase observation of at risk prisoners.
(29525)
186  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the detection rate was for crimes in each police force in England and Wales in the last year for which figures are available.
(30169)
187  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were recorded by Gwent Police in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001 as (i) violent crime, (ii) burglary, (iii) thefts of vehicles, (iv) thefts from vehicles, (v) drug offences and (vi) total crime; and what the percentage of each change was each year.
(30154)
188  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many whole-time equivalent police officers were employed by Gwent Police in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001; and what the percentage change was in each year.
(30158)
189  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will inform drug action teams of their financial allocations for 2002-03.
(30034)
190  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on funding to local victim support schemes which retain local autonomy while remaining part of a county-wide scheme that includes the witness service.
(30036)
191  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 10th December 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr John Alvsine Bangura.
(29961)
192  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 22nd October 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr Aamir Akbar.
(29962)
193  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 10th December 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs Azad Bakhat.
(29959)
194  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 27th November 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs Faiza Bafadhez.
(29960)
195  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 7th November 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs M. Brown.
(29963)
196  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 23rd November 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs F. Qamar.
(29964)
197  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months for Dorset, which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29892)
198  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on the Sex Offenders Register in (a) West Somerset and (b) Sedgmoor.
(29739)
199  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October 2001, Official Report, column 928W, on strip searches, what response he has made to the recommendation of the Searches on the Person Review concerning statistical (a) recording and (b) monitoring of strip searches.
(29735)
200  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the terms of reference of the Review of Police Use of Firearms being undertaken by the Police Complaints Authority will enable its members to consider (a) international norms for the use of lethal force set out by the United Nations, (b) the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights on 4th May 2001 in Shanaghan v. UK and other cases finding procedural shortcomings in police investigations and (c) experience gained by the Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland.
(29733)
201  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research has been undertaken into technology required to enable officers to provide subjects of a stop and search with an immediate printed record of the incident; what information on this research is in the public domain; and what assessment he has made of the potential applications such technology will have for other aspects of police work.
(29736)
202  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November 2001, Official Report, column 92W, on baton rounds, how many plastic baton rounds have been procured in each year since 1981 by each of the 36 police forces in England and Wales and three non-Home Office forces; and what the annual cost of such procurement for each force was.
(29737)
203  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has undertaken into the operation of laws on race hate and racially aggravated offences; what the conclusions of this research are; what relevance this research has for consideration of a religious hate law; and if he will place research findings in the Library.
(29734)
204  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 12th December 2001, Official Report, column 922W, how many immigration service staff speak (a) Arabic, (b) Hindi, (c) Urdu, (d) Farsi or Dari and (e) Pashto; how many persons of what grades are trained to speak each language; and how many translators have been employed for how many paid hours in each language; and at what cost.
(29821)
205  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the agreement reached on the EU arrest warrant.
(29817)
206  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was from the refusal of asylum status and exceptional leave to remain to removal from the country in the last 12 months.
(29816)
207  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were removed from the country in 2001.
(29759)
208  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken between the receipt of asylum appeals by his Department and the final appeal decision in (a) all cases, (b) the cases of single asylum seekers and (c) family cases was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(29724)
209  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was from initial application to the granting of an initial decision in asylum cases for (a) all cases, (b) single adults and (c) families in the last 12 months.
(29819)
210  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time taken was from lodging an asylum appeal with the Home Office to the final decision in each year since 1998.
(29818)
211  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress is being made towards the introduction of an alternative to the voucher scheme of asylum support; and if he will make a statement.
(29814)
212  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the trial of asylum induction centres to begin; and if he will make a statement.
(29815)
213  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in the last three months airlines have refused to carry deportees; what reason was given in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(29823)
214  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of breath tests resulted in arrest for drink driving in December (a) 2001 and (b) 2000.
(30170)
215  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what monitoring has been done to ascertain the effect of human rights legislation on the efficency of police investigations into criminal activity; and if he will make a statement.
(29747)
216  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the complement is for Essex Police Authority; and how many officers were in post at 31st December 2001.
(29757)
217  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the detection rate for offences of burglary.
(30110)
218  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the amount of illegal drugs in prisons.
(29912)
219  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will give funding for additional police officers in Havering to meet the demands of its late night entertainment centre.
(29911)
220  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the proposed introduction of (a) threshold payments, (b) special priority payments and (c) bonus payments to police officers; and what representations he has received from the Police Federation about the additional payments element of the Police Reform Programme.
(30112)
221  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations his Department has had with public and community representatives about the proposed introduction of street wardens; and what powers and authorities will be invested in street wardens in dealing with public order.
(30111)
222  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the proposal to remove the plain clothes allowance to CID officers; and whether he intends to introduce measures requiring police officers to contribute payments towards the cost of their uniforms.
(30114)
223  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of his proposal to reduce police officers' enhanced overtime rates on the morale of frontline officers.
(30113)
224  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) her Department, (ii) her agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30075)
225  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her estimate is of the expenditure of her Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30095)
226  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list each of the overseas trips made by herself and other members of her ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30178)
227  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30098)
228  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by the Lord Chancellor and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30179)
229  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30073)
230  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when it is proposed to notify the honourable Member for Leyton and Wanstead of the closure of Waltham Forest Court; for what reason the media were notified before local honourable Members; what arrangements are proposed for Leyton and Leytonstone residents who have to attend a local magistrates' court as defendants, victims or witnesses; and if he will make a statement.
(30138)
231  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps his Department has taken to provide an audit trail when marked registers are sent from the returning officers to his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(30103)
232  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the constituencies which have marked registers missing from the 2001 General Election.
(30104)
233  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) lay magistrates and (b) vacancies for lay magistrates there are, broken down by county.
(29711)
234  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the development of the information technology project for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service; whether guidance in the report Successful IT--Modernising Government in Action has been followed in relation to the project; whether the IT project is subject to any oversight by an IT project board; whether the IT system is able to record details of children who are the subject of court reports; whether the system fulfils obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998; and what was the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion date, (c) latest expected completion date, (d) original planned cost and (e) latest expected cost of the project.
(28526)
235  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many families in the UK in each of the last three years have been granted shared residency orders in cases where parents have divorced or separated and terms governing the custody of children must be decided and approved by the courts; and what proportion of those orders dictate that custody should be split equally between parents .
(29792)
236  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent research he has commissioned into the effect of shared residency orders on benefits for non-resident parents when custody is divided equally.
(29791)
237  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement about the upgrading of cells at Colchester Magistrates' Court; what the cost involved is; and when he expects the work to be completed.
(28740)
238  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the new court house at Colchester will be opened.
(29741)
239  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement about the initial performance of the 1901 census website.
(29899)
240  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30076)
241  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30097)
242  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30175)
243  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the numbers were and what the drop out rate was during RUC training programmes conducted in (a) 1982, (b) 1992 and (c) 1997.
(29813)
244  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 878W, how many plastic baton rounds are held for training and potential use by the PSNI.
(29808)
245  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 29th November 2001, Official Report, column 1071W, if he will place in the Library (a) materials made available to delegates at the RUC conference held on 1st and 2nd October 2001, (b) conference papers, (c) transcripts of addresses delivered and (d) post conference assessment report.
(29811)
246  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost was of the 1st and 2nd recruitment competitions for the PSNI; and how many recruits were taken on.
(29812)
247  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 12th November 2001, Official Report, column 516W, how many section 42 certificates have been issued in each year since 1976; what further consideration he has given the terms of the Devlin judgement; and how many cases involving section 42 certificates are being considered by a fair employment tribunal.
(29810)
248  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th November 2001, Official Report, column 485W, in what manner the PSNI activity analysis data collection will break down activities of the police; what the objectives and terms of reference for this exercise are; and in what way the results of such analaysis will be made public.
(29809)
249  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Prime Minister, whether the assurances Her Majesty's Government has obtained from the Americans that those captured in Afghanistan are being humanely treated include assurances that those people are being treated in accordance with (a) the Geneva Convention and (b) international norms; and if he will make a statement.
(30133)
250  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his letter to the honourable Member for Linlithgow of 11th December, concerning the UN-led conference at Bonn of the main Afghan factions on 27th November, for what reason the Northern Alliance has been allowed to keep troops in Kabul in breach of the Bonn Agreement.
(28021)
251  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his written Answer of 14th January, Official Report, column 89W, on the International Criminal Court, if he will place copies of the written demarches sent to Secretary of State Powell on ratification of the statute of the International Criminal Court in the Library.
(29654)
252  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many persons in each county were (a) knighted or equivalent and (b) admitted to each rank of the orders of chivalry in the recent New Year's honours list.
(30022)
253  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many persons (a) knighted (or equivalent) and (b) admitted to each rank of the orders of chivalry in the recent New Year's honours list were honoured for their contribution as (i) employees of Her Majesty's Government or of a government-sponsored organisation, (ii) employees of local government or of a local government-sponsored organisation, (iii) private sector employees, (iv) voluntary sector employees, (v) health service employees, (vi) staff of schools and (vii) volunteers.
(30023)
254  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many non-citizens of the United Kingdom have been knighted in each year since 1990.
(30024)
255  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what her estimate is of the expenditure of her Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30099)
256  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what her estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) her Department, (ii) her agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30074)
257  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list each of the overseas trips made by herself and other members of her ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30172)
258  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of (a) first and (b) second class mail was delivered within the target time in the (i) UK, (ii) HP postcode area and (iii) MK postcode area in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(30058)
259  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the amount of energy generated from waste incineration in the Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.
(30042)
260  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the expenditure of her Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30092)
261  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) her Department, (ii) her agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30079)
262  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements have been made for maintaining, servicing and stocking ATM machines installed at sub-post offices and at whose cost; what payment is made to sub-post masters per ATM transaction; and what assessment has been made of the additional net income generated by ATMs to sub-post masters as a proportion of average income.
(29376)
263  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many ATM machines were installed in sub-post offices in each month from July 2001 to date; what the take up rate by sub-post offices is of offers to install ATMs; what percentage of the total number of ATMs installed at sub-post offices are accessible outside trading hours; and what the scale of charges levied on customers using ATMs is at (a) sub-post offices and (b) Crown post offices.
(29377)
264  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government's policy is regarding credit checking its supplier companies and traders.
(29903)
265  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on the planned closure of the Bradmere House factory in Leatherhead by the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation.
(30032)
266  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the reasons for the changes in government funding for the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation.
(30033)
267  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the net change in employment levels in the telecommunications and telecommunications equipment industries in 2002.
(30148)
268  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to issue revised conduct regulations for employment agencies.
(30162)
269  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times the Ministerial Group on manufacturing job losses has met since 21st December 2000.
(30129)
270  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received regarding the impact of regulations on smaller businesses.
(30164)
271  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with other EU member states regarding the implementation of the End of Life Vehicle Directive.
(30149)
272  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received regarding her Department's work to encourage inward investment to the UK.
(30163)
273  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received from British industry regarding the climate change levy.
(30152)
274  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new regulatory measures in relation to business the Government has introduced in the last year; and how many have ceased to have effect.
(30145)
275  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure that by 2005 Britain will have the most competitive and extensive broadband network in the G7.
(30150)
276  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the average number of days from the date of invoice to date of payment taken by Government departments and non-departmental agencies during 2001 to pay accounts payable.
(30144)
277  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice the Manufacturing Advisory Service is offering to firms in respect of the climate change levy.
(30146)
278  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received regarding the Information and Consultation Directive.
(30165)
279  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of net changes in manufacturing employment in the UK over the last 12 months; and what projection her Department has made of expected changes in manufacturing employment between January and December 2002.
(30147)
280  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received from the manufacturing sector regarding the climate change levy.
(30166)
281  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of television sets installed in the UK are able to receive digital signals; and what percentage the Government regards as a minimum requirement as an installed base before switch-off of analogue transmissions can be effected.
(30151)
282  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the net cost of the climate change levy to the manufacturing sector.
(30168)
283  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the impact of the climate change levy upon the manufacturing sector.
(30153)
284  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken to replace the construction industry retention system as regards central government, agency and local authority contracts.
(29802)
285  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she has taken to curb the number of overhead transmission lines that have been planned for the future.
(30143)
286  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of recent research by the National Radiological Protection Board on the relationship between magnetic fields and the risk of miscarriage.
(30192)
287  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims for compensation have been paid to former Icelandic trawlermen, since her Department's decision on the post-79 issue; and how many remain to be paid.
(29905)
288  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the national minimum wage in the (a) Cleethorpes and (b) Grimsby constituency.
(29907)
289  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many payments have been made to former Icelandic trawlermen; and what the total amount of compensation claims paid is, broken down in each case by port.
(29906)
290  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received about energy providers poaching domestic customers from other companies; and if she will make a statement.
(29755)
291  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with the European Commission in the last two years on the effectiveness of current controls on the sale of timeshares and holiday club membership.
(30109)
292  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether she plans to regulate the sale of membership of holiday clubs; and if she will make a statement.
(30108)
293  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether she plans to revise the Timeshare (Cancellation Notices) Order 1992 and the Timeshare (Repayment of Credit on Cancellation) Order 1992 on which her Department consulted in 2000.
(30107)
294  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library a copy of the Consignia/UBS Warburg strategic plan for postal services.
(30105)
295  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will establish an inquiry into the implications for UK corporate accounting practice of the collapse of Enron.
(30084)
296  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what financial assistance the Government has given to the World Health Organisation's study into deep vein thrombosis.
(29796)
297  
  
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 Vale of Glamorgan of 16th January, Official Report, columns 336-7W, what target the World Health Organisation has set for the completion of their study into deep vein thrombosis.
(29806)
298  
  
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 Vale of Glamorgan of 16th January, Offical Report, columns 336-7W, if he will require UK airline companies to supply copies of the Government's pamphlet, Advice on Travel Related Deep Vein Thrombosis, to passengers on long distance flights.
(29805)
299  
  
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 Vale of Glamorgan of 16th January, Official Report, columns 336-7W, what representations he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to the World Health Organisation as part of their study into deep vein thrombosis.
(29807)
300  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people in (a) the UK and (b) Buckinghamshire left the workforce following injury or illness caused at work, in each year since 1997.
(30052)
301  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many deaths at work there were in (a) the UK and (b) Buckinghamshire in each year since 1997.
(30053)
302  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many grants have been paid to voluntary organisations based in the Buckingham constituency from the (a) road safety small grants budget, (b) Special Grants Programme and (c) Tenant Empowerment Grant Programme, indicating the (i) level of funding and (ii) date awarded in each case.
(30050)
303  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many notifications the Environment Agency has received from (a) Buckinghamshire County Council and (b) Aylesbury Vale District Council under the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995.
(30060)
304  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30181)
305  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions for health and safety cases there were (i) in the United Kingdom and (ii) in Buckinghamshire in each year since 1997; and what the average fine per offence imposed was in each year.
(30054)
306  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30100)
307  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which community projects based in the Buckingham constituency have benefited from the landfill tax credit scheme since its inception; and if he will indicate the amount of funding granted for each project.
(30059)
308  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many letters his Department has received from residents of the Buckingham constituency (a) in favour and (b) opposed to the erection of mobile phone masts in the last year.
(30041)
309  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30072)
310  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many mobile phone masts there were in Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.
(30046)
311  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how the proposals in the Planning Green Paper will deliver sustainable development; and if he will make a statement.
(29897)
312  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he plans that English Nature should remain a statutory consultee on proposed regional spatial strategies, local development frameworks, action plans and planning applications; and if he will make a statement.
(29898)
313  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many signals on railways in (a) Britain and (b) Oxfordshire are illuminated by oil lamps; and if he will make a statement.
(29738)
314  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the timetable for the review of local government expenditure.
(29328)
315  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what sterling to euro exchange rate applies on tolls at the (a) Severn bridges, (b) Dartford Crossing, (c) Humber Crossing, (d) Mersey Tunnels, (e) Tamar Bridge and (f) Tyne tunnels.
(29910)
316  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what investigations are to be undertaken into the incident on the railway line between Abergavenny and Cwmbran on 17th January; and if he will make a statement.
(30160)
317  
  
Mr Derek Foster (Bishop Auckland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps were taken by the Government (a) prior to 1st May 1997, (b) between 1st May 1997 and 24th February 1999 and (c) since 25th February 1999 to ensure adequate numbers of trained train drivers within the railway industry; and if he will make a statement.
(29981)
318  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the three-month reassessment of Best Value.
(29904)
319  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy to pursue an open skies agreement with the US prior to the European Court ruling on such agreements.
(30028)
320  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy to continue the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
(30035)
321  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what powers he has to end the Railtrack administration through a refinancing package for the existing company.
(30026)
322  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is on securing access to the domestic US market for UK cargo airlines as part of an open skies agreement.
(30027)
323  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to change the financing of transport infrastructure investment to alter the balance between payment by funders and passengers once it is used and payment up-front.
(29794)
324  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months for Dorset which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29895)
325  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what effort he has made to encourage local authorities to be more (a) family friendly and (b) sensitive to caring responsibilities in order to attract and retain women representatives; and if he will make a statement.
(29970)
326  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what effort he has made to encourage the creation of youth forums in each region; and if he will make a statement.
(29971)
327  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what effort he has made to ensure that service providers, employers and public transport users are involved in determining what constitutes adequate transport provision (a) in the UK and (b) in Teesside.
(29972)
328  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people died in house fires in each of the last five years for which figures are available in the age groups (a) 0 to 18, (b) 19 to 40, (c) 41 to 65 and (d) over 65 years.
(29752)
329  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people died in fires in houses of multiple occupation in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(29753)
330  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he is taking to reduce the number of fires in houses of multiple occupation.
(29754)
331  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many children died in railway accidents (a) as passengers and (b) through trespass misadventure in each of the last five years for which figures are available in the age groups (i) zero to seven, (ii) eight to 13 and (iii) 14 to 18 years.
(29744)
332  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to extend to smaller lorries and vans the ban on parking overnight in residential areas; and if he will make a statement.
(29756)
333  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the anticipated density of the Cala Homes development in Solihull (appeal reference: APP/Q4625/AOI/1065304) exceeds the density recommended in PPG 3.
(29902)
334  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which organisations have made submissions to Stage 1 of the English Partnerships review; and if he will place the submissions in the Library.
(30025)
335  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30176)
336  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30096)
337  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30077)
338  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 302W, on benefit fraud, if he will state the exact contract price of the new WAN service and its predecessor.
(30135)
339  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the expenditure of his Department on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each of the last four years.
(30087)
340  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th December 2001, Official Report, column 899W, on the 2001 Departmental Report, how much and what proportion of the departmental unallocated provision has been used to meet unexpected funding.
(30139)
341  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 376W, on housing benefit, what the estimated expenditure on the housing benefit under occupation pilot is expected to be in 2001-02.
(30134)
342  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November, Official Report, column 710W, on hospital downrating, what the saving to public funds was from the downrating of pensions for people staying (a) more than six weeks and (b) more than 52 weeks in hospital.
(30130)
343  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd November 2001, Official Report, column 43W, on call centre services, what the expected cost is of the Employer Direct modernisation programme in years (a) six, (b) seven and (c) eight of the eight year contract.
(30128)
344  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November 2001, Official Report, column 150W, what has been the cost to public funds of the publications issued by his Department between 8th June and 26th October 2001.
(30121)
345  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December, Official Report, column 43W, on hospital stays, when his Department will announce the result of its consideration of the rules governing the docking of benefits for hospital in-patients.
(30132)
346  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list each of the overseas trips made by himself and other members of his ministerial team in each of the last four years specifying the purpose and cost of each trip.
(30185)
347  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 6th December 2001, Official Report, column 514W, on outsourcing, what the estimated size is of the reduced cost to his Department from the outsourcing of IS and IT services.
(30140)
348  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the (a) annual cost and (b) total value of the empty properties owned by (i) his Department, (ii) his agencies and (iii) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility in each of the last four years.
(30067)
349  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th December 2001, Official Report, column 899W, on the 2001 Departmental Report, how much and what proportion of the Welfare Modernisation Fund money has been allocated to specific projects.
(30136)
350  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking in conjunction with other departments to improve awareness of vocational rehabilitation issues by general practitioners (a) in their initial training and (b) through continuing professional development.
(29071)
351  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the arrangements for transfer to incapacity benefit of unemployed persons of working age who are involved in one or more sickness incidents during a year.
(29069)
352  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on recent changes in the standards for delivery of medical assessment services contracted by his Department.
(29072)
353  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action he is taking to improve professional expertise and awareness of disability issues by medical assessment staff contracted to his Department.
(29070)
354  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to assist individuals made redundant as a result of the downturn in the airline industry; and if he will make a statement.
(27548)
355  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for the reform of measures against housing benefit fraud.
(29758)
356  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months for Dorset which are additional to the Government SSA grants.
(29893)
357  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to introduce changes to the minimum funding requirement for salary-related pension schemes; and if these changes will be applied retrospectively.
(29789)
358  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that the review of the security of occupational pensions includes measures to protect the rights of non-pensioners to the fair value of their accrued rights in the event of insolvency.
(29793)
359  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Lord Chancellor's Department regarding the effect of shared residency orders on the benefit entitlement of non-resident parents when custody is divided equally.
(29790)
360  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will ensure that, when shared residency orders are granted by the courts, child benefit can be divided accordingly, in line with the amount of time the child spends with each parent; and if he will make a statement.
(29788)
361  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what monitoring has been done to ascertain the effect of human rights legislation on the efficiency of investigating benefit fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(29745)
362  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is towards the provision of (a) toilet and (b) child facilities for claimants using benefits offices; and if he will make a statement.
(29746)
363  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will review the eligibility of the merchant seamen who served while on convoy to Russia for a campaign medal; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (30118)
364  
  
Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were committed by 14 to 16 year olds who were excluded from school in the last 12 months; and what proportion this represents of all crimes committed by that age group.
[Transferred] (29901)
365  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd December 2001, Official Report, column 106W, how many and what prosecutions have been initiated under section 54 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in (a) Great Britain and (b) Northern Ireland; and how many of these charges in each jurisdiction concern (i) Northern Ireland conflict related offences and (ii) international terrorism.
[Transferred] (29822)
366  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children died in accidents away from home, other than road deaths, in each of the last five years for which figures are available in the age groups (a) zero to seven, (b) eight to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years; and if he will classify them in terms of (i) holiday or adventure related, (ii) work or work related and (iii) other.
[Transferred] (29743)
367  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children died in accidents in the home, other than fire, in each of the last five years for which figures are available in the age groups (a) zero to seven, (b) eight to 13 and (c) 14 to 18 years.
[Transferred] (29742)
368  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he plans to take to ensure that babies and children taken abroad are accounted for when their parents, guardians or minders return to this country; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (30137)
369  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many letters her Department has received from residents of the Buckingham constituency (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to landfill sites in the last year.
[Transferred] (30040)
370  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many letters her Department has received from residents of the Buckingham constituency (a) in favour and (b) opposed to waste incineration in the last year.
[Transferred] (30045)
371  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list for Buckinghamshire by (a) tonnage and (b) percentage, the amount of waste disposal by (i) landfill, (ii) recycling and (iii) incineration in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (30061)
372  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste incineration plants there were in the Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (30051)
373  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many landfill sites there were in the Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (30063)
374  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she has taken to ensure that National Grid abides by the relevant planning conditions when erecting pylons for the Lackenby to Shipton overhead transmission lines, with particular reference to access to land in dry conditions.
[Transferred] (30142)


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