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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 30 January 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 30 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.
 


 
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria he applies in deciding whether the creation of a new NDPB is justified.
(30461)
2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what percentage of (a) large and (b) small NDPBs produce an annual report; and of those what percentage in each case is a public document.
(30463)
3  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) large and (b) small NDPBs are covered by the Efficiency Report published by the Cabinet Office.
(30464)
4  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) large and (b) small NDPBs release summary reports of meetings with (i) the general public, (ii) local authorities and (iii) government departments.
(30465)
5  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) large and (b) small NDPBs consult their users by means of (i) questionnaires, (ii) public meetings and (iii) other forms.
(30466)
6  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) large executive, (b) small executive and (c) advisory NDPBs are under the jurisdiction of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
(30467)
7  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what percentage of advisory NDPBs have formed their own codes for board members; and how many, and what percentage, operate registers of interest.
(30468)
8  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether NDPBs are obliged to submit a description of functions to the annual publication of Public Bodies.
(30469)
9  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what percentage of (a) large and (b) small NDPBs publish information on their role and work programme on the worldwide web.
(30470)
10  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the senior appointments made by his Department to executive and advisory NDPBs in 2001 and give their (a) name, (b) previous job, (c) political affiliation, (d) sex and (e) ethnic origin.
(30471)
11  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31774)
12  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32023)
13  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32003)
14  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31746)
15  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31791)
16  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the impact that the enactment of the Relationships (Civil Registration) Bill would have on Government servants who are in long-term unmarried partnerships.
(30814)
17  
  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the visits he has made abroad on behalf of Her Majesty's Government since August 2001; what the objective of each visit was; and if he will make a statement on the outcome of each trip.
(32042)
18  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31781)
19  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32031)
20  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32011)
21  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional security measures are planned by her Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31799)
22  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in her Department in each of the last four years.
(31738)
23  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what procedures are in place to ensure an efficient transfer of lottery funds to the projects to which they have been committed; and if she will make a statement.
(31598)
24  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had in January with lottery distributors regarding the transfer of lottery funds to the projects to which they have been committed; on what date these discussions took place; and if she will make a statement.
(31597)
25  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness and organisation of the planning of the celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
(31605)
26  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many written parliamentary questions regarding private finance initiatives have been tabled since 1st January 2000; and in answer to how many of these information has not been provided on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
(31856)
27  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32010)
28  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31798)
29  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31780)
30  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32030)
31  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31739)
32  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the number of army pensioners who have lost income through the taxation error who are resident in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland; and if he will make a statement.
(31010)
33  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many NCOs who had applied for premature voluntary release had not left the Army as at 1st December 2001.
(31801)
34  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected in-service dates of the new Astute Class of fleet attack submarines for the Royal Navy are.
(31806)
35  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is the most senior serving officer in the Territorial Army; and when he was appointed to his post.
(31803)
36  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the net outflow was of (a) officers and (b) other ranks from the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy, (iii) Royal Air Force and (iv) Royal Marines in 2001.
(31805)
37  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of gravity bombs made in the UK were for (a) war stock and (b) the longer term in (i) 1998-99 and (ii) 2000-01.
(31827)
38  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account was taken of the land and property at Throckmorton used by Qinetiq in the preparation for the privatisation of the agency; and if he will make a statement.
(31736)
39  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what impact the construction of the proposed asylum accommodation centre at Throckmorton would have on (a) the activities of Qinetiq and (b) the other defence-related activities at the airfield.
(31726)
40  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the ownership of land at Throckmorton airfield; and what plans his Department has for the disposal of this land (a) to the Home Office or its agencies and (b) through the privatisation of Qinetiq.
(31735)
41  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what causes he attributes the deficit in the established strength of the Queen's Royal Lancers.
(31604)
42  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to publish the Lessons Learned Report on Exercise Saif Sareea II.
(31602)
43  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the steps he is taking to improve recruitment to the Queen's Royal Lancers.
(31603)
44  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the UK owns nuclear weapons other than the SLBMs.
(31707)
45  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) uranium and (b) plutonium is owned by this country.
(31706)
46  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what US nuclear weapons are in the United Kingdom.
(31708)
47  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of a replacement to the Trident deterrent when it goes out of service.
(31709)
48  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many SLBMs the UK owns; and how many warheads are contained in each missile.
(31705)
49  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent meetings he has had with European colleagues regarding US National Missile Defense.
(31762)
50  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the US National Missile Defense.
(31761)
51  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32037)
52  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what additional security measures are planned by her Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31787)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32013)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31768)
55  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in her Department in each of the last four years.
(31752)
56  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she (a) has introduced and (b) plans to implement in response to the report of the Migration Research Unit into the effect of pupil mobility on (i) schools and (ii) educational attainment.
(31849)
57  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total expenditure per pupil was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Westminster, (ii) Kensington and Chelsea and (iii) each region in England in (A) 1997-98, (B) 2000-01, (C) 2001-02 and (D) projected for 2002-03.
(31823)
58  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the sums raised by tuition fees in higher education has been directly remitted to higher education institutions; and if she will make a statement.
(31978)
59  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the purpose is of her review of the postcode premium in higher education; and if she will make a statement.
(31976)
60  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of students from socio-economic classes IIIm, IV and V she estimates higher education institutions will accept by (a) 2005 and (b) 2010; whether each higher education institution will be expected to accept the same proportion; what deviation from a standard proportion will be accepted; and if she will make a statement.
(31979)
61  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she intends to make information available to schools on the level of financial support for the teachers pay award next year.
(31295)
62  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students are taking higher education courses in further education colleges (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of the overall total number of higher education students.
(31555)
63  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many letters of (a) support and (b) opposition she has received to the Government's proposals on (i) schools forums, and (ii) admissions forums.
(31385)
64  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average earnings of a teacher are in (a) Surrey and (b) London.
(31557)
65  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a primary school head and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31553)
66  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a teacher and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear (i) three and (ii) 10 years after qualification.
(31554)
67  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a secondary school head and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31500)
68  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 446W, on local education authorities, if she will estimate the repair and renewal costs for each local education authority as a percentage of the education authority's annual budget for the latest available year; if she will rank them to show the highest to the lowest repair and renewal bill as a share of total LEA budget; and if she will make a statement.
(31011)
69  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils were permanently excluded from school by region expressed as (a) a percentage of school population and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage figures in the latest year in which figures are available.
(30601)
70  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many young people were on government training schemes in each of the last 10 years.
(30479)
71  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many adults aged over 25 years are without access to training, broken down by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total figure, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the period in which the latest figures are available.
(30578)
72  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils gained no GCSE above grade D by region, expressed as (a) a percentage of population and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage for the latest year for which figures are available.
(30602)
73  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many 19 year olds there are without a basic qualification, broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available.
(30592)
74  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the course of action she recommends governors and headteachers should take when (a) a member of staff and (b) a student is discovered to have used school computers for viewing pornographic material.
(31830)
75  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what systems are in place to monitor school computer systems for misuse by staff or students with particular reference to pornographic material.
(31829)
76  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on how many of her Department's PFI contracts Arthur Andersen has been an adviser; and if she will make a statement.
(31719)
77  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Japanese Foreign Minister over her country's relationship with developing countries at the International Whaling Commission; and if she will make a statement.
(31516)
78  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the Japanese relationship with developing countries at the International Whaling Commission; and if she will make a statement.
(31515)
79  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32036)
80  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31767)
81  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason she has not answered the Question from the honourable Member for Buckingham tabled on 8th November 2001 regarding the cost to the public purse arising from the name change of her Department (ref. 14449).
(32043)
82  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in her Department in each of the last four years.
(31753)
83  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32012)
84  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional security measures are planned by her Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31786)
85  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies she has made of the organic produce and supply industry in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(31298)
86  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the regions considered at risk from nitrogen pollution of water supplies.
(31517)
87  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the options proposed in the consultation document 'Implementing the Nitrates Directive' on agriculture by region; and if she will make a statement.
(31518)
88  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 27th November 2001, Official Report, column 859-60W, what proportion of announced funds and schemes was spent, broken down by category, during 2001-02.
(31505)
89  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the (a) value and (b) proportion of organically grown produce, broken down by category, that was (i) imported and (ii) domestically produced for the UK market in each year since 1990.
(31296)
90  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage suppliers to make greater use of domestically produced organic produce; and if she will make a statement.
(31297)
91  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the (a) Ministry of Defence and (b) Home Office about the proposed asylum accommodation centre on land adjoining her Department's land at Throckmorton, Worcestershire; and what assessment she has made of the implications for compensation claims for local residents following the burial of foot and mouth carcasses at the site.
(31724)
92  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many insulation grants have been made in each of the last ten years.
(30564)
93  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many responses were received in the consultation on the future of rhizomania-protected zones which ended on 14th January; and what representations her ministers have made to the Council of Ministers about rhizomania-protected zones.
(31294)
94  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the registered figures are for each hunt outing this year in respect of (a) riders and (b) followers under the post foot and mouth reporting rules.
(31858)
95  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many written parliamentary questions regarding private finance initiatives have been tabled since 1st January 2000; and in answer to how many of these information has not been provided on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
(31854)
96  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to the IMF to ensure that public spending targets account for the need to finance free basic education in developing countries.
(31673)
97  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to ensure that the first 23 countries to receive debt relief spend less on debt and more on education.
(31670)
98  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31770)
99  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31750)
100  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th December, Official Report, column 522W, on private finance initiative projects, when the revised guidance from the Office of Government Commerce on the standardisation of PFI contracts will be published.
(32067)
101  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the nature of the preliminary technical work being undertaken on the five economic tests and how many officials are involved in it.
(32084)
102  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 27W, on departmental underspends, whether he estimates that underspends will be higher in 2001-02 than in 2000-01.
(32085)
103  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December 2001, Official Report, column 765W, productivity, what steps he is taking to raise productivity growth to the level of the (a)G7 and the (b) OECD average.
(32068)
104  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of how many incorrect tax codes have been sent to company car drivers as a result of the introduction of the carbon dioxide emissions based system; and if he will make a statement on the implications for the Exchequer.
(31961)
105  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32039)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December, Official Report, column 773W, on community amateur sports clubs, how many such clubs (a) in the UK and (b) in the Buckingham constituency have applied for charitable status since the Charity Commission's announcement.
(32069)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th November 2001, Official Report, column 770W, on pension credit, how many representations he has received (a) supporting and (b) opposing the marginal tax rate in the pension credit.
(32072)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31784)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Buckingham of 19th November 2001, Official Report, column 143-4W, on meetings regarding Railtrack, under what section of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information he did not provide the information requested.
(32086)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th November 2001, Official Report, column 770W, on pension credit, how many representations he has received (a) supporting and (b) opposing the pension credit savings limit.
(32071)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32015)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th December 2001, Official Report, column 521W, on labour productivity, if he will make a statement on the recent reforms which will promote labour supply and improve the economy's long-term growth potential.
(32070)
113  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the criteria used to determine whether proceeds from footballers' testimonial events are regarded as taxable income; and if he will extend the criteria to increase the tax liability on this revenue for full-time professional footballers.
(31852)
114  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which amendments to UK law (a) have been made and (b) are necessary to comply with Directive 2001/24/EC of 4th April 2001 on the reorganisation and winding-up of credit institutions; and if he will make a statement.
(31717)
115  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to outsource distraint from the Inland Revenue to the private sector.
(31393)
116  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures will be introduced to ensure that private companies collecting debts from taxpayers are monitored.
(31394)
117  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are to outsource information and advice on payments from the Inland Revenue to the private sector; and if he will make a statement.
(31395)
118  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the average turnover of companies with limited status in the UK, as reported to the Inland Revenue, in the last year for which figures are available.
(31551)
119  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on London weighting in the public sector in the 2001-02 financial year.
(31390)
120  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on regional allowances to supplement public sector pay in the South East, excluding London, in the 2001-02 financial year.
(31391)
121  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he was advised of the concerns expressed by the CAA about the ability of the Airlines Group business plan for NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31650)
122  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of total expenditure on public sector pay is taken up by regional allowances.
(31389)
123  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional public funding to enable the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Region to provide financial assistance to NATS.
(31649)
124  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average public sector salary is in (a) London and the South East and (b) the North East.
(31388)
125  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the average profitability of companies with limited status in the UK, as reported to the Inland Revenue, in the last year for which figures are available.
(31552)
126  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people resident and (b) businesses users operating in Gibraltar have UK tax liabilities.
(31931)
127  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the balance of trade between Gibraltar and the UK in the last five years.
(31860)
128  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 17th January 2002, Official Report, column 438W, on the euro, for what reason he was not able to indicate the number of officials involved in the preliminary technical work for euro preparations; and if he will make a statement.
(30881)
129  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition of a film he uses in extending tax allowances to film production; and how many (a) films and (b) television programmes have benefited from such allowances in the last five years.
(31716)
130  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many adults aged over 25 years were seeking paid work by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available.
(30591)
131  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many conceptions by girls under the age of 16 there were by region (a) expressed as a percentage of under 16s and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30599)
132  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many adults aged over 25 years were on low rates of pay by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available.
(30580)
133  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many accidental deaths of children there were broken down by region, expressed by (a) the percentage of population and (b) the total number, in descending order for the latest year for which figures are available.
(30603)
134  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many low paid adults aged 16 to 21 years there are, broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) total numbers, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest date available.
(30614)
135  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children there were whose parents are divorced by region expressed (a) as a percentage of all children and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30600)
136  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people had a limiting long standing illness or disability by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30581)
137  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many young adults aged 16 to 24 years are unemployed by region expressed as (a) a percentage of population and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest date available.
(30594)
138  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people suffered mental health problems by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30589)
139  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Government departments operate a system of retention in their building programme.
(30572)
140  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households were without work for two years or more by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available.
(30590)
141  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) infant mortality rates and (b) child mortality rates were in descending order by (i) health authority and (ii) local authority in 2000-01.
(30474)
142  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households were without household insurance, broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30612)
143  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many adults died prematurely broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage for the latest year for which figures are available.
(30579)
144  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children were living in workless households, by region, expressed (a) as a percentage of population and (b) the total number, in descending order according to percentage figures in 2000.
(30608)
145  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many suicides there were by young people aged 15 to 24 years by sex and by region expressed as (a) percentage figures and (b) total number, ranked in descending order of totals, expressed in percengage terms for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30596)
146  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pensioners do not have a telephone broken down by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30587)
147  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many young adults there are aged 16 to 18 years who are not in education, training or work by region, expressed as (a) a percentage of the population and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest date available.
(30598)
148  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many low birthweight babies there were by region by (a) percentage of population and (b) total number, in descending order in the year when figures were last available.
(30604)
149  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many of his Department's PFI contracts Arthur Andersen has been an adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(31722)
150  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he (a) last met and (b) intends to meet the Israeli Foreign Secretary.
(31684)
151  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit (a) China, (b) Taiwan and (c) South Korea.
(31680)
152  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Argentina.
(31678)
153  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for further joint visits with EU foreign secretaries.
(31683)
154  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, columns 884-5W, on ministerial visits, what the size of his entourage was on each of the visits; if transport was provided by (a) the RAF and (b) a commercial carrier; and where applicable, what the chartering costs were.
(31704)
155  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for special envoys to represent him on visits to (a) Latin America and (b) Asia.
(31686)
156  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit other countries when he attends the CHOGM Conference in Brisbane.
(31681)
157  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit (a) Singapore, (b) Malaysia and (c) Indonesia.
(31679)
158  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit the Gulf States.
(31682)
159  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking on behalf of the UK to ensure that when the International Criminal Court begins to function it will do so with (a) an independent prosecutor, (b) financial independence and (c) without risk of political interference from the UN Security Council.
(31765)
160  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that the International Criminal Court, once functional, has restrospective jurisdiction over defendants involved in unlawful international events.
(31766)
161  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what involvement the United Kingdom has in the practical preparations for the staffing of the International Criminal Court; and what steps have been taken to ensure that it is adequately and expertly staffed.
(31756)
162  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is making representations to the USA in respect of its ratification of the Statute of the International Criminal Court.
(31822)
163  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to support the conferences on ratification of the Statute for the International Criminal Court for (a) Mongolia in January, (b) ECOWAS states in January, (c) Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras in February and (d) Southern Asia in February.
(31760)
164  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage states which have not yet ratified the Statute establishing the International Criminal Court to do so.
(31764)
165  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance he is giving to the UN Secretary General in his aim stated at the Preparatory Conference for the International Criminal Court on 27th September 2001 that the International Criminal Court should be functioning within a year.
(31759)
166  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the UK is taking in the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court.
(31758)
167  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional steps he will take to hasten the transition of the International Criminal Court into a working court.
(31757)
168  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32026)
169  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32008)
170  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31795)
171  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31775)
172  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31743)
173  
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 representatives of the Government of Georgia regarding political development in that country; and if he will make a statement.
(28890)
174  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 18th July 2001, Official Report, column 259W, if he will make a statement on progress toward resolution of outstanding restitution issues relating to the Holocaust and other victims of Nazi Germany by EU accession candidate countries.
(31868)
175  
  
Mr Tom Harris (Glasgow, Cathcart):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is his policy to support the sending of UN observers to the occupied Palestinian territories.
(31949)
176  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs Council held in Brussels on 28th and 29th January; what the Government's stance was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(31831)
177  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals he estimates live full-time in Gibraltar; and how many UK-registered businesses operate in Gibraltar.
(32019)
178  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the significance of Gibraltar as a UK trading partner.
(32020)
179  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what present trading arrangements exist between Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.
(32066)
180  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the United Kingdom's role and responsibilities in Gibraltar.
(31873)
181  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the strategic importance of the United Kingdom retaining its existing role in Gibraltar.
(31874)
182  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compliance by the Zimbabwe Government with the Ajuba Agreement.
(31601)
183  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the release by the Government of Yemen of a British citizen held on terrorism charges.
(31866)
184  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to visit Poland.
(31867)
185  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many written parliamentary questions regarding private finance initiatives have been tabled since 1st January 2000; and in answer to how many of these information has not been provided on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
(31855)
186  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31742)
187  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31776)
188  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32006)
189  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31796)
190  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32027)
191  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will rank each health authority in England by the percentage change in health spending per head of population between 1997-98 and 2002-03.
(31820)
192  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 674W, on nutrition, how much the single assessment processs for malnutrition will cost (a) each health authority and (b) in England.
(31301)
193  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer, of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 942-3W, on nursing care, when the evaluation of the implementation will be published.
(31383)
194  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assessments in respect of the free nursing care scheme were (a) completed by and (b) outstanding on 31st December 2001; what proportion of residents are in each category, for how many residents payments have been made to nursing homes; and what is the (i) total value of the payments and (ii) average value.
(31299)
195  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the SNOMED clinical coding system is implemented within the NHS.
(31545)
196  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the report on the death of Violet Hardy will be made public; and if he will make a statement.
(31291)
197  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health authorities since 1st October 2001 have revised their contracts with nursing homes to ensure that the payment for free nursing care is passed on to the self-funding resident in the form of a reduced fee.
(31300)
198  
N  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to establish an x-ray facility in the health clinic at South Woodham Ferrers.
(31640)
199  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 955W, on NHS directors' secondments, if he will list the organisation to which the (a) chief executive and (b) executive directors listed in the table were seconded as at 1st December 2001.
(31804)
200  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a newly qualified doctor and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31560)
201  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a GP and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31559)
202  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what are the average earnings of a nurse in (a) Surrey and (b) London.
(31558)
203  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a nurse with 10 years experience and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31561)
204  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a newly qualified nurse and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31562)
205  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the proportion of non-executive posts filled by people living in the Epsom and Ewell constituency in health authorities and trusts covering the constituency (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest available date.
(31384)
206  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in care turned 16 in the academic years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01.
(31763)
207  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list health authority chairmen in England and Wales.
(31663)
208  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been allocated to each health authority for silicone cosmesis from the funding for 2001-02; and how much has been spent.
(31664)
209  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what redress will be available to local authority health overview and scrutiny committees if their recommendations are not acted upon.
(31857)
210  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer the letter to him dated 11th December 2001, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Lorna McIntyre.
(31676)
211  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what peformance indicators NHS trusts are required to publish regularly.
(31727)
212  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many winter excess deaths there were, by region, in each of the last 10 years (a) in total number and (b) as a percentage of the elderly population; and what recent measures the Government has taken to reduce the number of winter excess deaths.
(30611)
213  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the total number of pensioners receiving a visit from a local authority home help in each of the past 10 years.
(30566)
214  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled in each of the last 10 years (a) as a total figure and (b) as a percentage of all patients treated.
(30576)
215  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received (a) inpatient and (b) outpatient care in the mental health sector of the NHS in each of the last 10 years.
(30575)
216  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults aged over 25 years were classified as obese broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage of population and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30582)
217  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated in the (a) NHS and (b) private sector (i) in total and (ii) as a percentage, in each of the last 10 years.
(30565)
218  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance (a) the Southern NHS Region and (b) the Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority are providing to New Forest Primary Care Trust in preparing a business case for a new community hospital in Lymington.
(31134)
219  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times representatives of (a) Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority and (b) the Southern Region of the NHS have met representatives of New Forest Primary Care Trust to discuss the business case for a new community hospital since the beginning of November 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(31133)
220  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he will ensure that funding commitments given by (a) the Southern Region of the NHS and (b) Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority regarding a new community hospital in Lymington, are met once the region and authority are abolished.
(31135)
221  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many of his Department's PFI contracts Arthur Andersen has been an adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(31720)
222  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the maximum distance is a patient might be expected to travel to a coronary care unit in (a) miles and (b) minutes.
(31646)
223  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the length of time spent by Mr Sidney Hockley in the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Whittington Hospital; and if his officials contacted (a) Mr Hockley and (b) Miss Lesley Hockley on the subject.
(31647)
224  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent changes in the level of podiatric care there have been in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority area.
(31853)
225  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer from the Foreign Secretary of 15th January, Official Report, column 129W, what progress has been made in the investigation initiated by his Department in conjunction with UK officials in Harare into the treatment of Mr Gerald Muketiwa.
(31702)
226  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32032)
227  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32002)
228  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31800)
229  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31783)
230  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31737)
231  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to involve asylum-seeking children and young people in the consultation on the forthcoming asylum White Paper.
(31824)
232  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with children's organisations on how the proposals in the forthcoming asylum White Paper will affect asylum-seeking children and young people.
(31821)
233  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time has been over the last six months that NASS has taken to process an application for asylum; and if he will make a statement.
(31939)
234  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unsuccessful asylum applicants have been removed in each of the last six calendar months.
(31947)
235  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for the replacement of SALS for asylum applicants with identity cards; and if he will make a statement.
(31945)
236  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants who have been offered dispersal placements outside London have declined the offer of support in each of the last six months.
(31948)
237  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans NASS has to extend the deadline for appeal against a NASS decision to (a) refuse and (b) withdraw support from asylum seekers.
(31943)
238  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time has been over the last six months for individuals granted refugee status to have their grant confirmed in writing.
(31946)
239  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time has been over the last six months that NASS has taken to process a claim for emergency accommodation under section 98 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
(31941)
240  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time has been over the last six months that NASS has taken to respond to (a) telephone enquiries and (b) written enquiries on applications for asylum.
(31940)
241  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long NASS placed asylum seekers in the Landmark Tower buildings in Liverpool.
(31942)
242  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans NASS has to exclude the children of asylum seekers from mainstream education; and if he will make a statement.
(31944)
243  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a police officer with 10 years service and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31498)
244  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 846W, on police houses, in what circumstances such an officer who remained a tenant from the present day until July 2002 would not enjoy a right to buy at that date.
(31563)
245  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a police officer with three years service and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31499)
246  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a chief inspector and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31501)
247  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the ratio is between the average earnings of a superintendant and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear.
(31502)
248  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what are the average earnings of a police officer in (a) London and (b) Surrey.
(31556)
249  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training staff receive in answering telephone queries on visa applications.
(31955)
250  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 18th January, Official Report, column 550-1W, on visas, how he will calculate the average waiting time to process a one year student visa when applications are decided within three weeks.
(32083)
251  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the processing of one year student visas will achieve the target of completion in three weeks for 70 per cent. of applications.
(31956)
252  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training is given to staff who deal directly with the public who visit the visa issuing office.
(31953)
253  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes are being introduced to improve the administration of the issuing of student visas.
(31952)
254  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidance to staff dealing with student visas on the importance of providing a fast, efficient and courteous service.
(31951)
255  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will announce to Parliament when the average time taken for completing applications for student visas has reached his target figure of three weeks.
(31958)
256  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are made for members of the public to visit the offices handling visa applications.
(31954)
257  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the extra time required to reduce the backlog of work in which the Department processes one year student visas.
(31957)
258  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make additional funds available to Avon and Somerset Police Authority to recognise extra security duties and costs post 11th September 2001.
(31825)
259  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funds have been made available to Avon and Somerset Police Authority to mitigate the impact on normal policing of increased security responsibilities post 11th September 2001.
(31826)
260  
  
Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase and enhance the role of support staff in the police.
(31675)
261  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost of introducing a national identity card.
(32078)
262  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received on a national identity card.
(32077)
263  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of Gibraltarians resident in the UK.
(32021)
264  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when work began on identifying the possible sites for the proposed asylum accommodation centres.
(31729)
265  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact on local public services, with specific reference to (a) health and (b) police, of the construction of a new asylum accommodation centre.
(31734)
266  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the eight sites under consideration for the proposed asylum accommodation centres; and in which parlimentary constituencies they are located.
(31731)
267  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment was made of the advantages and disadvantages of (a) rural and (b) urban sites for the proposed asylum accommodation centres.
(31733)
268  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for deciding the locations of the proposed asylum accommodation centres.
(31732)
269  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will state the criteria used to identify the eight sites for the proposed asylum accommodation centres.
(31730)
270  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders aged 10 to 16 years are in institutions by region according to their home address expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available.
(30595)
271  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people aged 18 to 20 years have a criminal record by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available.
(30593)
272  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered young drug addicts aged 16 to 24 years there are by region, expressed as (a) a percentage figure and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest date available.
(30597)
273  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many household burglaries there were by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year for which figures are available.
(30586)
274  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 25th January of the honourable Member for Sheffield Central, Official Report, column 1112W, on football, if he will draw the attention of the Football Association to the Football (Disorder) Act 2000 in respect of its application to footballers and club officials; and if he will make a statement.
(32080)
275  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many of his Department's PFI contracts Arthur Andersen has been an adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(31721)
276  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are employed in the Leicestershire Constabulary; and on what grade.
(31981)
277  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many acts of Parliament have affected the police service since 1990; and if he will list them.
(31982)
278  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the level of the Cheshire Police Authority's grant within the 2002-03 provisional settlement; and what (a) what representations he has received and (b) assessment he has made of the implications of the level of grant increase for (i) the effective policing of Cheshire and (ii) the future level of council tax to be levied in Cheshire.
(31870)
279  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received about the 2002-03 provisional grant settlement for the Cheshire Police Authority.
(31869)
280  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the level of increase in grant settlement necessary for police authorities to cover police service personnel pay and pensions; and if he will make a statement.
(31872)
281  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on (a) the level of deducted grant taken from the Cheshire Police Authority 2001-02 baseline and (b) the relationship the deducted grant has with that attributable to National Crime Squad and National Criminal Intelligence Service funding.
(31871)
282  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what further help her Department will provide for aid agencies dealing with the provision of water sanitation in Renseraki, Republic of Congo.
(31666)
283  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made on the state of refugee camps in Rwanda.
(31665)
284  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress is being made with the distribution of food to those people in Goma affected by the recent volcanic eruptions.
(31667)
285  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to divert resources into free primary education in Zambia to assist poor parents with the cost of schooling.
(31672)
286  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made on identifying the financing gap for basic education within national Education for All plans.
(31669)
287  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made on the education fees charged to rural families in Ghana.
(31668)
288  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what work her Department is undertaking to help improve the standard of school facilities in Tanzania.
(31671)
289  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32040)
290  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional security measures are planned by her Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31788)
291  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32016)
292  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in her Department in each of the last four years.
(31749)
293  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31771)
294  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31778)
295  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32007)
296  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32029)
297  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in the Lord Chancellor's Department in each of the last four years.
(31745)
298  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31792)
299  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many 17 year old defendants were dealt with by the courts in Northern Ireland in 1998.
(31398)
300  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what account he is taking of the OFT recommendations on the appointment of Queen's Counsel in the current year's round; and if he will make a statement.
(31642)
301  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints he has received about the accuracy of the Land Registry in the last 12 months.
(32049)
302  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his Budget for the magistrates' courts was on Merseyside in each year since 1992-93.
(32052)
303  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent representations he has received about the operation of magistrates' courts on Merseyside.
(32051)
304  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has for the reform of criminal justice policy.
(32053)
305  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what functions the Council on Tribunals performs; and what its budget was in each year since 1992-93.
(32056)
306  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what functions the Public Guardianship Office performs; and what his estimate is of its running costs.
(32055)
307  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has for reviewing the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what representations he has received on its operation.
(32075)
308  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received about the regulatory burdens imposed by data protection legislation.
(32076)
309  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his estimate is of the cost of his Department's responsibilities for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
(32047)
310  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints he has received about the performance of the Public Guardianship Office in each month since it was established.
(32046)
311  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received on reform of the Land Registry.
(32048)
312  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of incorporating the ECHR into the UK domestic judicial system.
(32054)
313  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the budget for the Legal Services Commission in the current financial year is; and what is his forecast for each of the next two years.
(32045)
314  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what performance indicators he uses to monitor the performance of the (a) Legal Services Commission, (b) Law Commission, (c) Judge Advocate General, (d) Public Guardianship Office and (e) CAFCASS.
(32044)
315  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much his Department spent on IT consultants in 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1994-95.
(32050)
316  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many magistrates have been appointed since 7th June 2001; and how many are (a) women, (b) black and (c) Asian.
(31865)
317  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many county courts ministers in his Department have visited since 7th June 2001.
(31862)
318  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many persons are employed in the Court Service.
(31864)
319  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many legal aid firms ministers in his Department have visited since 7th June 2001.
(31863)
320  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31790)
321  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31747)
322  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32018)
323  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31773)
324  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32022)
325  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information he has provided to the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings established by the Irish Government; and what further requests he is considering following his meeting with Mr Justice Henry Barron.
(29254)
326  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will propose a mechanism to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons whereby honourable Members who do not attend select commitees other than for personal or health matters are removed after six months and replaced by other honourable Members.
(31641)
327  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has for special envoys to represent him on visits to (a) Latin America and (b) Asia.
(31685)
328  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 14th January, Official Report, columns 87-9W, on ministerial visits, what the size of his entourage was on each of the visits; if transport was provided by (a) the RAF and (b) a commercial carrier; and where applicable, what the chartering costs were.
(31703)
329  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd January, Ref. 29065, for what reason the budgets of the (a) Forward Strategy Unit and (b) Delivery Unit have not yet been set; what working assumption has been applied to the budget provision; and on what date an announcement will be made.
(30460)
330  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the projects under consideration by the Forward Strategy Unit.
(30458)
331  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, columns 723-4W, on Lord Birt, for what reason he is not able to answer the questions relating to the role of Lord Birt, Refs. 29190, 29185, 29315, 29184, 29191, 29187, 29182, 29186, 29183, 29194 and 29188.
(30667)
332  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) special advisers and (b) civil servants were employed in (i) the Forward Strategy Unit and (ii) the Delivery Unit on 1st January.
(30459)
333  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects the Chairman of the Honours and Decorations Committee to conclude his review of the 1951 to 1954 Suez Emergency and its recognition by way of a General Service Medal.
(31850)
334  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if all papers under his control relating to the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak are being made available to Dr. Iain Anderson as part of his inquiry into lessons learned from the foot and mouth outbreak.
(31396)
335  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he (a) has given and (b) will be giving (i) oral and (ii) written evidence to Dr Iain Anderson's Lessons Learned Inquiry into the foot and mouth outbreak.
(31397)
336  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what recent dates the financial situation of NATS has been discussed by Cabinet ministers.
(31607)
337  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what advice he received from the CAA on representations it has made on the ability of the Airlines Group business plan for NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31652)
338  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, whether he received a copy of the CAA representations on the ability of the Airlines Group business plan for NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31651)
339  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions there have been by Cabinet ministers on the CAA's representations relating to the ability of the Airlines Group business plan for NATS to withstand a major incident; and on what dates.
(31608)
340  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the people who received official hospitality at Number 10 Downing Street in 2001.
(31606)
341  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, what information his officials (a) sought and (b) received from the Whittington Hospital on the case of (i) Mrs Rose Addis, (ii) James Scott-Faulkner, (iii) Mr Sidney Hockley and (iv) Mr Tom Grangevision; and if he will publish the verbatim text of briefings offered by his officials to the press on these cases.
(31599)
342  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32024)
343  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total cost was of rebranding her Department following its name change after devolution.
(31960)
344  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32004)
345  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in her Department in each of the last four years.
(31741)
346  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31777)
347  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what additional security measures are planned by her Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31793)
348  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff in her Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31769)
349  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what additional security measures are planned by her Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31785)
350  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32038)
351  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in her Department in each of the last four years.
(31751)
352  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32014)
353  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what level of financial support the ECGD has provided to UK companies involved in the construction and operation of the Sual power plant in the Philippines; what precedent there was for such support at that time; and whether and on what projects this level has been matched in the case of other instances of ECGD support.
(31832)
354  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what applications have been received by the ECGD relating to power generating projects in the past 12 months.
(31835)
355  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much finance has been made available by the ECGD to support UK businesses involved in fossil fuel power projects since 1997.
(31836)
356  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total carbon emissions are that have been omitted from all ECGD supported fossil fuel power generation projects since 1997.
(31837)
357  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the fossil fuel energy projects that the ECGD is supporting including the (a) project name, (b) country the project is situated in, (c) the UK companies in receipt of support, (d) the type of plant and (e) start and completion dates of the projects.
(31834)
358  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many investigations have been launched by the European competition authorities into companies headquartered in (a) the UK, (b) France and (c) Germany in the past five years.
(31387)
359  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money the South West RDA spent on advertising the South West in (a) 1998-99 and (b) 2000-01.
(31828)
360  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what pre-publication reports by Arthur Andersen she received between May 1997 and December 2001.
(31938)
361  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when, and by whom, the relevant ministers were informed of the problems at Enron Corporation.
(31937)
362  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what submissions have been received by the Government from Enron Europe since May 1997 that have been made publicly available.
(31934)
363  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the role played by (a) Enron Europe, (b) the Enron Corporation and (c) executives of those firms in the PIU Energy Review.
(31936)
364  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list all Government (a) contracts and (b) consent awarded by the department to (i) Enron Corporation, (ii) Enron Europe and (iii) Arthur Andersen between May 1997 and December 2001.
(31935)
365  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which local authorities operate a retention system in their building programmes.
(30570)
366  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the system of retention on smaller construction companies; and if she plans to change the system of retention.
(30569)
367  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the amount of retentions held back in the construction industry in each of the last 10 years.
(30571)
368  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the minister responsible for the Insolvency Service will meet with the honourable Member for Leicester East to discuss the insolvency of BCCI.
(31859)
369  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many of her Department's officials are seconded to work at (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Andersen Consulting and (c) Accenture; and how many employees of those firms are seconded to work at her Department.
(31698)
370  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the occasions on which she has received hospitality in her ministerial capacity from (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Andersen Consulting and (c) Accenture in the last two years.
(31699)
371  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she plans to introduce the Enterprise Bill.
(31697)
372  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the occasions on which she and her ministerial colleagues have met representatives of (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Andersen Consulting and (c) Accenture since June 2001; and what subjects were discussed.
(31701)
373  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the projects on which (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Andersen Consulting and (c) Accenture are engaged for her Department.
(31700)
374  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd January, refs 29312, 29314 and 29316, for what reasons he is not able to answer the questions relating to the work of Lord Birt.
(30562)
375  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of (a) large and (b) small NDPBs are subject to scrutiny by the Audit Commission.
(30472)
376  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what powers local authorities have to influence the spending and policy of NDPBs that have branches at local level.
(30462)
377  
N  
Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will suspend implementation of the decision of the Planning Inspectorate with regard to the land between Harris Drive and Netherton Bootle, Merseyside until the Government's investigation has concluded, following the Lancet Report on landfill sites of 26th January.
(31639)
378  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32005)
379  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32025)
380  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31794)
381  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31782)
382  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31744)
383  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which coach companies have agreed to participate in the national concessionary coach travel scheme for pensioners.
(31713)
384  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the statistics for death for each mode of transport for (a) the EU and (b) this country measured by (i) distance covered and (ii) time spent travelling (A) now, (B) five years ago and (C) 10 years ago.
(32073)
385  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the (a) lives that would be saved and (b) track worker lives lost over 10 years by the alternative train protection systems under consideration; and if he will give the (i) capital and (ii) running costs of each system.
(32074)
386  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will state, for each local authority in London, what the real terms increase in total external support was between (a) 1992-93 and 1996-07 and (b) 1997-98 and 2001-02; and what the projected real terms increase will be in 2002-03.
(31819)
387  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was (a) the actual and (b) percentage change in the number of council and RSL homes available to let between 1997-98 and 2000-01 in each local authority in London.
(31851)
388  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 866W, on Tyne and Wear Metro, what requirements imposed by the Health and Safety Executive have made this common usage possible.
(31543)
389  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the Treasury on the CAA representation on the ability of the Airlines Group business plan for NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31645)
390  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what commitment Central Trains has made to introduce new rolling stock during the period of its two year franchise extension.
(31537)
391  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether his Department has held discussions with its counterpart in the Irish Republic about rail interoperability on the routes that link ports with access to the Republic and the Channel Tunnel.
(31386)
392  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what advice he received from the Civil Aviation Authority on the ability of the Airlines Group's business plan for NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31648)
393  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, 865W, on freight facilities, what additional funds are being made available for rail freight.
(31538)
394  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 861W, on Railtrack, for what specific purposes the additional public funding of £4.5 billion announced with the SRA strategic plan was allocated.
(31540)
395  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has prepared a contingency plan for NATS going into administration or receivership.
(31655)
396  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 711W, on the Strategic Rail Authority, what proportion of the network will require ERTMS; and if he will list the lines concerned.
(31564)
397  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when (a) he and (b) his officials last met NATS to discuss its financial situation.
(31656)
398  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 863W, on the Strategic Rail Authority, how much money has been allocated in total; and on what basis it will be allocated and in which financial year.
(31536)
399  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will deposit in the Library a copy of the CAA's submission about the ability of the Airlines Group Business Plan for NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31653)
400  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 866W, on the East London Line, if the references to the East London Line in the SRA Strategic Plan only apply to the extension to Dalston Junction.
(31541)
401  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the financial allocation by his Department is to support bus services in (a) London and (b) the remainder of the South East.
(31392)
402  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received, other than from that of the CAA, about the ability of NATS to withstand a major incident.
(31654)
403  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answers of 23rd January, Official Report, column 866W and 867W, on London rail termini and Waterloo, if it is his policy to permit the new proposed Wessex franchise to operate services into Waterloo.
(31542)
404  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the status is of the Ireland/UK/Benelux road link in the Essen list, with particular reference to the proposed route west of the M6 motorway.
(31544)
405  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from banks backing NATS seeking additional public financial support for the business.
(31644)
406  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many multi-modal studies (a) have been completed and (b) will be completed during 2002.
(31539)
407  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met NATS' bankers to discuss its financial situation.
(31643)
408  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what real terms percentage increase in each year he predicts for formula rents for council tenants in York local authority until 2011.
(32033)
409  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what real terms percentage increase in each year he predicts for formula rents for council tenants in Selby local authority until 2011.
(32034)
410  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the new Trans Pennine franchise will ensure that services continue to stop at South Milford station (a) on Sundays and (b) in the evenings when there is no alternative service.
(32035)
411  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those public highways which have been permanently closed without due process in the last five years.
(31977)
412  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, under what statutory powers it is possible to seek redress for the closure of pedestrian access between St James's Park and Downing Street.
(31975)
413  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what public notice has been given by the Metropolitan Police for the permanent closure of Downing Street to pedestrian and vehicular access.
(31950)
414  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, under what common law powers the police can permanently close a public highway to pedestrian and vehicular access.
(31980)
415  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 62W, if new proposals for St Kevin's Playing Fields in Kirkby which are (a) at variance with the local urban development plan, (b) at variance with the planning inspector's recommendations and (c) materially different in other substantial ways, will be treated as a wholly new application; and if he will make a statement.
(32079)
416  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 872W, what the annual public investment in railways was in each year since 1978-79, calculated on the same basis.
(32082)
417  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what planning permissions will need to be granted by which authorities to permit the development of an asylum accommodation centre on Ministry of Defence land at Throckmorton, Worcestershire.
(31725)
418  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for infrastructure works on the WCML between Rugby and Crewe to (a) alleviate the effects of and (b) reduce the number of crossing moves at (i) Nuneaton, (ii) Lichfield and (iii) Colwich; and what is (A) the current status of, (B) the start date of and (C) the expected completion date for such works.
(31985)
419  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for upgrading the power signal boxes on the WCML at (a) Warrington, (b) Preston and (c) Carlisle; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31994)
420  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the redevelopment of the Styal Line junction at (a) Wilmslow, (b) Heald Green and (c) Slade Lane on the WCML; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31998)
421  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for upgrading the manual signal boxes at (a) Basford Hall, (b) Crewe Coal Yard, (c) Salop Goods and (d) Grest Lane and what is the (i) status of, (ii) start date of and (iii) expected completion date for such works.
(31988)
422  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for infrastructure works to (a) alleviate the effects of and (b) reduce the number of crossing moves (i) to the north and south of Crewe Station on the Stafford to Preston route of the WCML, (ii) at Norton Bridge Junction to and from the Manchester line and (iii) at Basford Hall; and what is (1) the status of, (2) the start date of and (C) the expected completion date for such works.
(31989)
423  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for infrastructure works on the WCML between Crewe and Manchester to allow additional capacity between Crewe and Manchester Airport; and what is (a) the status of, (b) the start date of and (c) the expected completion date for the expected resulting capacity increase between Crewe and Manchester Airport of such works.
(31997)
424  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for infrastructure works on the WCML between Stafford and Colwich to alleviate the effects of slow line conflicts at (a) Milford, (b) Whitehouse and (c) Trent Valley Junction at Stafford; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31987)
425  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the provision of additional track and for alternative projects, to alleviate the capacity constraints caused by the mixture of fast and slow trains on the WCML between (a) Birmingham and Wolverhampton and (b) Birmingham and Rubgby; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the extended completion date for such work.
(31986)
426  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the development of additional tracks on the 2-track stretches of the WCML between Crewe and Carlisle; and what is (a) the percentage of the route due to remain 2-track following from, (b) the status of, (c) the start date of and (d) the expected completion date for such works.
(31990)
427  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for redevelopment of the junctions at (a) Ardwick and (b) Stockport (Edgeley) on the WCML; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31993)
428  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the redevelopment of (a) Acton Grange, (b) Euxton and (c) Farrington Curve Junctions on the WCML; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31991)
429  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the development of additional tracks on the 2-track stretches of the WCML between (a) Stafford and Colwich and (b) Tamworth and Armitage; and what is (i) the percentage of the route due to remain 2-track following from, (ii) the status of, (iii) the start date of and (iv) the expected completion date for such works.
(32087)
430  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the development of additional tracks on the 3-track stretches of the WCML between Rugby and Attleborough; and what is (i) the percentage of the route due to remain 3-track following from, (ii) the status of, (iii) the start date of and (iv) the expected completion date for such works.
(31984)
431  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to redevelop the entrance to Liverpool Lime Street Station on the WCML to reduce capacity constraints; and what is (a) the status of, (b) the start date of and (c) the expected completion date for such works.
(31996)
432  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for works to (a) reduce the length of headways between Carstairs and Slateford on the West Coast Main Line and (b) construct overtaking loops on the WCML between Cairstairs and Slateford; and what is the (i) status of, (ii) start date of and (iii) expected completion date for such works.
(32000)
433  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the provision of (a) additional tracks and (b) alternative projects, to alleviate the capacity constraints caused by an increasing differential in train speeds on the WCML between Euston and Rugby; and what is (i) the current status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31983)
434  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for upgrading the manually operated ground frames on the WCML to the north of Preston; and what is (a) the status of, (b) the start date of and (c) the expected completion date for such works.
(31995)
435  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for infrastructure works to alleviate the capacity constraints on the WCML between Springs Branch and Flyde Junction caused by the mix of speed and crossing movements; and what is (a) the status of, (b) the start date of and (c) the expected completion date for such works.
(31992)
436  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase the number of tracks along the 2-track section of the WCML to the north of Carlisle; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(32001)
437  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for (a) the provision of additional tracks and (b) alternative projects to alleviate capacity constraints caused by differential train speeds on the WCML between Wilmslow and Sandbach; and what is (i) the status of, (ii) the start date of and (iii) the expected completion date for such works.
(31999)
438  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have not paid council tax in each local authority in descending order for 2000-01.
(30573)
439  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total amount of money spent in real terms was by local authorities on housing repairs in each of the last 10 years.
(30476)
440  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which local authorities have been rate-capped in each of the last 10 years.
(30475)
441  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of rent arrears was by local authority in descending order in 2000-01.
(30473)
442  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of council house rent rises was in each year since 1991 to 2001 in (a) real and (b) percentage terms, in each local authority in descending order.
(30563)
443  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many households were without central heating by region expressed as an (a) percentage and (b) total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures in the latest year for which figures are available.
(30585)
444  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many households were in mortgage arrears by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(30583)
445  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which 10 local authority areas had (a) the highest and (b) the lowest number of pedestrian traffic accidents involving children in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what percentage of the child population these figures represent in each case.
(30574)
446  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many housing benefit officers were employed by local authorities in each of the last 10 years.
(30477)
447  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many court repossessions of property there were in each of the past 15 years.
(30567)
448  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the number of households that are officially described as overcrowded by region according to (a) percentage figures and (b) total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures in the latest year for which figures are available.
(30584)
449  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legal agreement exists between the Government and the BAA in respect of an additional runway at Gatwick.
(31600)
450  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if his Department will make a financial contribution towards the cost of the planned reconstruction of Greenhithe Rail Station; and if he will make a statement.
(31754)
451  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on how many of his Department's PFI contracts Arthur Andersen has been an adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(31718)
452  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has completed his review of the policing of ports; and if he will make a statement.
(31292)
453  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many police officers were employed in ports police forces at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(31293)
454  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many helicoptors are based at each coastguard station south of a line from the Wash to Liverpool Bay; and what the target response times are for coastguard helicopters.
(31802)
455  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met the Chairman of the Boundary Commission.
(31974)
456  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many public appointments he has made since 7th June 2001; and if he will list the names of the persons appointed.
(31861)
457  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on service level agreements between Ordnance Survey and local authorities.
(31012)
458  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures have been introduced since 1997 to improve the safety of seamen involved in merchant shipping and fishing.
(31710)
459  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proposals he has to strengthen the rules on flags of convenience.
(31711)
460  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the importance of the marine industry; and what support the Government has provided.
(31712)
461  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31789)
462  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32041)
463  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32017)
464  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31772)
465  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the total cost was of rebranding his Department following its name change after devolution.
(31959)
466  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31748)
467  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional security measures are planned by his Department to deter and detect theft and fraud.
(31797)
468  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit in 2001-02 will be accounted for by salary costs and pension contributions.
(32009)
469  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the average annual leave entitlement of staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(31740)
470  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department have been seconded to jobs in the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last four years.
(31779)
471  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the instances in which his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000-01.
(32028)
472  
N  
Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe & Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in Wythenshawe and Sale East who (a) qualify for and (b) claim the minimum income guarantee; and how many will be eligible for the new pension credit.
(30882)
473  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to introduce widowers' pensions
(30577)
474  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Benefit Agency and (b) Job Centre staff have been assaulted at their place of work in each of the last seven years in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the Uxbridge constituency.
(31728)
475  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has in place to protect Benefit Agency staff from assault.
(31714)
476  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Benefit Agency offices in England where the public attend have no security grilles.
(31715)
477  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households were without a bank or building society account, broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year in which figures are available.
(30613)
478  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which local authorities had (a) the best and (b) the worst record in paying housing benefit in 2000-01.
(30478)
479  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of means tested benefits or tax credits, by region, as (a) a percentage of population and (b) a total number, in descending order according to percentage figures in 2000.
(30610)
480  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people spent at least two out of three years on a low income, broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage of population and (b) a total number, in descending order according to percentage figures in 2000.
(30607)
481  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incorrect income support and family credit awards there were in each of the past 10 years, as a percentage of the total; and what the total cost to the Department was.
(30568)
482  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners had no private income by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total number, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the latest year for which figures are available.
(30588)
483  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children were living in households below 60 per cent. of median income by region, expressed as (a) percentage of population and (b) total number, in descending order according to percentage figure in 2000.
(30605)
484  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of benefits there were by region as (a) a percentage of population and (b) a total number, in descending order according to percentage figures in 2000.
(30606)
485  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals had incomes below 50 per cent. of average income, by region, expressed as (a) a total number and (b) a percentage of population, in descending order according to percentage figures in 2000.
(30609)
486  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made of the proportion of motorists who exceeded the speed limit in 2001.
[Transferred] (31677)
487  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fuel contracts Government departments have with Exxon Mobil/Esso.
[Transferred] (31833)
488  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action she is taking to encourage local authorities to organise events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (31755)
489  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when residential children's services will be registered in Herefordshire and Worcestershire under the new requirements governing residential child care.
[Transferred] (31674)


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