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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 1 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 1 February, 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.
 


 
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FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY
1  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33214)
2  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance has been given by his Department to government departments and agencies since May 1997 with respect to (a) contacts between civil servants and representatives from, (b) sponsorship of government departments or events by, (c) secondees working within government departments from and (d) secondees from government departments to (i) BP, (ii) Shell, (iii) Exxon-Mobil, (iv) Enron, (v) Conoco, (vi) Texaco and (vii) TotalFinaElf; on what dates the guidance was issued; and if he will place related documentation in the Library.
(33222)
3  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what occasions he and his Department have held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; if he will state the purpose of each meeting; and if he will provide details of the outcomes and agreements reached as a result of each meeting.
(33218)
4  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value was of each sponsorship of government (a) departments and (b) events there has been by (i) BP, (ii) Shell, (iii) Exxon-Mobil, (iv) Enron, (v) Conoco, (vi) Texaco and (vii) TotaFinaElf (viii) in the last five years; when each occurred; if he will place related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33220)
5  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance has been given by his Department to government departments and agencies since May 1997 with respect to civil servants seeking employment within (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; when the guidance was issued; and if he will place related documentation in the Library.
(33221)
6  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32787)
7  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of work commissioned by Government departments has been undertaken by (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Ernst and Young and (c) Pricewaterhouse Coopers in each year since 1978.
(32808)
8  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of senior civil servants have previously been employed (a) in the private sector, (b) in local government administration and (c) in Government Offices for the Regions.
(32906)
9  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of civil servants have spent the whole of their career within a single Department.
(32909)
10  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of retired senior civil servants have undertaken paid work within the private sector in each of the last five years.
(32908)
11  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of senior civil servants have held civil service posts based outside London.
(32907)
12  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what meetings have taken place betwen Ministers in his Department and employees of Citigate since 7th June 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(32813)
13  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what advice the Cabinet Office gave to HM Treasury regarding the sponsorship of the 'Creating Knowledge: Creating Wealth' conference; and if he will make a statement.
(32799)
14  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32816)
15  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33205)
16  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of licensing pubs and clubs to sell alcohol 24 hours a day on residents of the cities of London and Westminster.
(33004)
17  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list her Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32786)
18  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of her Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32814)
19  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33208)
20  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements have been made with Paymaster to ensure that all recipients of armed forces pensions can receive benefits in cash from April 2000.
[Transferred] (32555)
21  
  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners taken by allied Afghan forces subsequently escaped from Afghanistan to Pakistan; by what means; and if he will make a statement.
(33261)
22  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    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 EMV who are resident in (a) Cumbria and (b) the Workington constituency.
(32775)
23  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the fleet of Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters is due to be replaced; and what interest the United Kingdom has in the Franco-German award of a study contract to Boeing for a jumbo Chinook.
(33017)
24  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evidence he has of a threat to the C130K in Afghanistan from small arms fire.
(33099)
25  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) lease further C-17s and (b) charter further Antonovs.
(33090)
26  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has made to his German counterpart about the German Parliament's approval of the A 400 M Project.
(33088)
27  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what fees were paid to Arthur Andersen and Company for their work on the privatisation of DERA to QinetiQ.
(33087)
28  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the average length of the working day of aircrews in C130Ks operational in Afghanistan.
(33097)
29  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C130Js and C130Ks from RAF Lyneham are operational in Afghanistan; how many of them are deployable; and how many are undergoing repair.
(33096)
30  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts he has with Arthur Andersen; when they were placed; how long they have to run; and what is their (a) individual and (b) total value.
(33091)
31  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of fitting flight deck armour to the C130K is.
(33094)
32  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many 130Ks in Afghanistan have defensive aids suites.
(33098)
33  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will fit lighting to the flight deck of the C130Ks operational in Afghanistan which is compatible with night vision goggles; and what the cost is of fitting NVG compatible lighting to the C130K.
(33095)
34  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had about fitting flight deck armour to the C130Ks operational in Afghanistan.
(33093)
35  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 961W, on the Warship Support Modernisation Project, whether an economic appraisal is being used to assess the value for money implication of the proposals; if value for money will be the overriding factor when he makes his decision; if the practice of comparing proposals on the basis of commercial implications is a new policy; and if he will make a statement.
(33368)
36  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 961W, on the Warship Support Modernisation Project, if he will clarify what is meant by essential terms and conditions of service; whether it includes access to traditional shore-based benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(33371)
37  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the maximum geographical range of EU-led operations with existing strategic airlift capability; and if he will make a statement.
(33021)
38  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 961W, on the Warship Support Modernisation Project, what level of premium, on an annualised hours basis, the Warship Support Agency expects to pay the companies in return for the work undertaken by the naval personnel seconded to them; and if he will make a statement.
(33369)
39  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 961W, on the Warship Support Mechanism Project, whether the normal process of post tender clarification includes the Warship Support Agency officials providing the sole bidder with details of the historical expenditure on contracts with other contractors; if the companies providing contract services were informed that this information had been provided to a third party; and if he will make a statement.
(33370)
40  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessement he has made of the cost of transporting two Tornados to the Falklands by (a) Antonov 124 and (b) C-17; what assessment he has made of the cost of using the (i) Antonov 124 and (ii) C-17 in operations in Afghanistan; and how many times the Antonov 124 has been leased by the RAF since the operational use of C-17s began.
(32146)
41  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in securing commitment from the Turkish Government to take over the UK-led ISAF command in Afghanistan.
(33188)
42  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from the NATO Secretary General regarding NATO member contributions to the 2002 NATO budgets for (a) civil, (b) military and (c) security and investments; and if he will make a statement.
(33191)
43  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to what extent RFA Wave Night has been damaged in dry dock; what the estimated cost is of repairs; when she will enter service; and if he will make a statement.
(33190)
44  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list common budget contributions by NATO members to the three NATO budgets in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001 and (f) 2002; and if he will indicate the provisional projections for future years.
(33193)
45  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts regarding NATO member contributions to the 2002 NATO budgets; and if he will make a statement.
(33192)
46  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what other countries have offered to take over the UK-led ISAF command in Afghanistan.
(33189)
47  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status is of the partnering agreement between the MoD and Royal Ordnance; and if it is his policy to guarantee indigenous supply of ammunition.
(33025)
48  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with BAe systems concerning the closure of ROF Birtley.
(33024)
49  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for Royal Ordnance to source ammunition from overseas for MoD needs.
(33028)
50  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on Royal Ordnance's policy relating to the TACAS project and the supply of hardware from indigenous bases.
(33026)
51  
  
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the MoD's ammunitions supplies over the next five years will be sourced from overseas (a) directly and (b) indirectly from a UK supplier.
(33027)
52  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32790)
53  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been appointed by him to official bodies and NDPBs coming under the aegis of his Department in the last three years; and who they were.
(33349)
54  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each of HM Forces are stationed in Scotland; how many of his Department's civilians are in Scotland; and what the projected totals are for (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.
(32450)
55  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many aircrew in the United Kingdom forces were born in Scotland; how many are pilots of (a) combat aircraft, (b) transport aircraft and (c) helicopters by arm of the service; and how many are other aircrew, by (i) arm of service and (ii) function.
(32440)
56  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is (a) the establishment and (b) the current strength of each of the regiments in the Foot Guards; and if he will list each element of company strength serving with them, indicating where each battalion has soldiers attached to it from another battalion, (i) which battalion they are from and (ii) in what numbers.
(32456)
57  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department calculates the number of people employed (a) in and (b) by defence and defence-related industries in the regions of the UK; what multiplier is used; and what the regional totals are.
(32447)
58  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) direct and (b) indirect civilian jobs rely upon the Trident programme; and how many will rely on it in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2020.
(32437)
59  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list defence agencies and (a) the total value of their fixed assets and (b) the value of their fixed assets in Scotland.
(32453)
60  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed at each of the atomic weapons establishments in the UK.
(32442)
61  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the staff budget is for DERA in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland; what the value of DERA's total assets is; and what percentage of the assets are in Scotland.
(32458)
62  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed by DERA; and how many of these are based in Scotland.
(32448)
63  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian and (b) military personnel are employed at (i) the Royal Dockyard, Rosyth and (ii) the Royal Dockyard, Devonport.
(32441)
64  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained officers and soldiers are serving in the Guards Battalions broken down by nationality.
(32455)
65  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the station operating budget was for each RAF base in the UK in the last year for which figures are available.
(32445)
66  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total expenditure is for procurement for each of the services; and how much of the procurement budget for each is spent in Scotland.
(32461)
67  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent in defence procurement in the last year for which figures are available in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.
(32454)
68  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of RAF aircraft maintenance and spares on a fleet-wide basis in the last year for which figures are available.
(32444)
69  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total expenditure by his Department is on research and development; and how much of the total is spent in Scotland.
(32460)
70  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the defence budget is represented by salaries; what the total sum is for (a) the uniformed services and (b) his Department's civilian employees; and what the percentage of both is paid out in (i) Scotland and (ii) overseas.
(32451)
71  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed in Scotland by (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies responsible to his Department; where these staff are located; and how many staff are employed in (i) England, (ii) London and the South East, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) United Kingdom in total.
(32439)
72  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding has been allocated in the current financial year for research and development in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland; what proportion of the Scottish total is given (i) to DERA's own research and (ii) research funded in academic and non-DERA sites; and if he will list the non-DERA sites.
(32457)
73  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) establishment and (b) current strength is of each of the regular Scottish infantry battalions; and if he will list each element of company strength serving in them.
(32446)
74  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civil and (b) military personnel are employed at HMNB Clyde.
(32438)
75  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has awarded in research contracts by region in the most recent financial year.
(32452)
76  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many single accommodation places exist for each of the services in Scotland for (a) officers and (b) other ranks, by location.
(32443)
77  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure is on training in the (a) Royal Navy and Royal Marines, (b) the Army and (c) the RAF in (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland.
(32459)
78  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to alter barrack accommodation in Scotland; and where these alterations are located.
(32449)
79  
  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the latest actual strength of the TA by unit and location set against its establishment.
(33086)
80  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32829)
81  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33206)
82  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the Standards Fund received by schools in Westminster and in Kensington and Chelsea in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(33043)
83  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children aged up to 10 years old suffer from cortical visual impairment (a) in England, (b) in the North West and (c) in Lancashire; and what provision is made for young people suffering from cortical visual impairment in each of the counties of England.
(32922)
84  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools in England and Wales asked for (a) A-level, (b) AS-level and (c) GCSE papers to be re-marked in 2001; and what the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for the previous four years.
(33109)
85  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many re-marked (a) A-level, (b) AS-level and (c) GCSE papers in England and Wales during 2001 resulted in upgrades; what percentage these figures were of the total number of papers; and what the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for the previous four years.
(33108)
86  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many requests for re-marks in England and Wales of (a) A-level, (b) A-S level and (c) GCSE papers in 2001 were refused because of the loss of the relevant exam scripts; and what the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for the previous four years.
(33103)
87  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average length of time taken by exam boards limits in England and Wales during 2001 was to re-mark (a) an A-level script, (b) an A-S level script and (c) a GCSE script; and what the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for the previous four years.
(33102)
88  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the re-marked (a) A-level, (b) AS-level and (c) GCSE papers in England and Wales during 2001 were upgraded by two or more grades; what the total of these figures is as a percentage of the total number of re-marked papers; and what the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for the previous four years.
(33107)
89  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many examiners in England and Wales were examining (a) A-level, (b) AS-level and (c) GCSE for the first time in 2001; what percentage the total of these figures is of the total number of examiners; and what the comparable (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for 1997.
(33106)
90  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many re-marked (a) A-level, (b) A-S level and (c) GCSE papers there were in England and Wales during 2001 by subject; if he will list each figure as a percentage of the overall number of relevant subject papers; and if he will list the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures for the previous four years.
(33104)
91  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in England and Wales were subject to the remarking of (a) A-level, (b) AS-level and (c) GCSE papers in 2001; what the total of these figures is as a percentage of the total number of pupils; and what the corresponding (i) A-level and (ii) GCSE figures were for the previous four years.
(33105)
92  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many classroom assistants were employed in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools on (i) 31st December 1997 and (ii) 31st December 2001.
(33034)
93  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial penalties she plans to impose on institutions which do not agree targets on widening participation in university education.
(33031)
94  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has given HEFCE on promoting wider participation in university education.
(33032)
95  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of (a) secondary school and (b) sixth-form college budgets are accounted for by the Standards Fund in 2001-02.
(33036)
96  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the cost of meeting the Government's target on widening participation in university education.
(33035)
97  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many universities had agreed a target for widening participation by 31st December 2001.
(33030)
98  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in (a) each metropolitan district council area and (b) England receive their full-time education in (i) Roman Catholic, (ii) Church of England, (iii) Jewish and (iv) Muslim private schools.
(33281)
99  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list her Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32789)
100  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to launch an advertising campaign to promote the recruitment of specialist teachers to teach autistic children in primary and secondary schools.
(31889)
101  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to increase the training of teachers and classroom assistants dealing with children with autism in mainstream schools.
(31888)
102  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what she is doing to promote Autism Awareness year.
(31890)
103  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people have been appointed by her to official bodies and NDPBs coming under the aegis of her Department in the last three years; and who they were.
(33347)
104  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will establish a university in East Lancashire; and if she will make a statement.
(32991)
105  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what arrangements are in place to ensure that higher education students' eligibility for hardship loans is consistent between institutions.
(32734)
106  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much grant was paid to higher education students in 1979.
(32731)
107  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the percentage of graduates who will receive lifetime earnings of (a) less then 75 per cent., (b) 75 to 90 per cent., (c) 90 to 110 per cent., (d) 110 to 125 per cent., (e) 125 to 175 per cent. and (f) more than 175 per cent. of the average of those not participating in higher education.
(32733)
108  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what grants and loans are available to a higher education non-home student living and studying outside London, with parents (a) who are each earning £20,000 a year and are divorced, (b) who are each earning £20,000 a year and are married and (c) one whom is earning £40,000 a year and the other of whom earns nothing.
(32732)
109  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which sector skills councils were awarded Trailblazer status; and what is the (a) budget and (b) location of each.
(32854)
110  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what consultation he has with (a) the Department of Trade and Industry and (b) regional development agencies when determining Trailblazer status.
(32852)
111  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will meet the Chairman for Ceramic Training and Development to discuss options for the ceramics industry in respect of sector skills councils.
(32853)
112  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of her Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32832)
113  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children who (a) did not gain any GSCEs and (b) gained fewer than 5 A*-C GCSEs were in care in each of the years (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98, (iii) 1998-99, (iv) 1990-2000 and (v) 2000-01.
(32847)
114  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer on 3rd December 2001, Official Report, column 77W, on autistic spectrum disorders, what the change in the number of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders has been since 1980; and if she will increase funding for children with SEN, with specific reference to autistic spectrum disorders.
(32915)
115  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 447W, on LEAs (Repairs), if she will categorise the estimated cost of repair or renewal work needed for each local authority by (a) priority 1, (b) priority 2 and (c) priority 3 work.
(32896)
116  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list, by region, the value of outstanding payments for suckler cow premium.
(32618)
117  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to promote regional food chain supply and marketing initiatives.
(32897)
118  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what occasions she and her Department have held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; if she will state the purpose of each meeting; and if she will provide details of the outcomes and agreements reached as a result of each meeting.
(33219)
119  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33199)
120  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many working days were lost within the Rural Payments Agency between 16th November 2001 and 31st January 2002 as a result of industrial action.
(31973)
121  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) total and (b) percentage were of arable payments made by the Rural Payments Agency to arable farmers in the 16th November 2001 to 31st January 2002 window.
(31972)
122  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) level and (b) percentage were of arable payments made to farmers at her Department's Exeter office within the window period to 31st January.
(31971)
123  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why the sheep annual premium scheme application forms were changed between 2001 and 2002; how many farmers have made mistakes as a result of these changes; and whether farmers have been able to appeal against decisions based on incorrectly completed forms.
(33000)
124  
  
Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on administering the Countryside Stewardship Scheme; and what proportion of total spending on the Countryside Stewardship Scheme was paid to farmers in each of the last five years.
(33100)
125  
  
Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on administering the Common Agricultural Policy in the United Kingdom, and what proportion of total CAP spending in the UK was paid to farmers in each of the last five years.
(33101)
126  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the timescale for Stage 2 of the feasibility assessments for combined heat and power under the terms of climate change agreements.
(32309)
127  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list her Department's total expenditure by month in the financial years (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(32785)
128  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been appointed by her to official bodies and NDPBs coming under the aegis of her Department in the last three years; and who they were.
(33348)
129  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the UK's fodder maize is grown in (a) England and (b) each region.
(32302)
130  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with newspaper and journal wholesalers who insist on individual newsagents taking pornography with their newspaper orders.
(32844)
131  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the Department of Health regarding the transmission of TB by badgers.
(32846)
132  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she issues on the relocation of badgers in suburban areas from (a) private home owners, (b) schools and (c) other public buildings.
(32809)
133  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of her Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32822)
134  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the process used by her Department to issue circulars to farmers and growers; how often mailing lists are updated; and what system is in place to ensure that circulars are issued to farmers and growers in an enterprise-specific manner.
(33376)
135  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the practical implications of the 20 day standstill order for stock breeding livestock farmers wishing to make applications for movement orders; and when she expects to lift the 20 day standstill order on the movement of livestock.
(33372)
136  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on deregulation in the agriculture industry; and if she will list the regulations removed since May 1997.
(33375)
137  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will calculate (a) how many and (b) at what total cost circulars were issued by her Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(33381)
138  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to amend the 20 day standstill order scheme to apply to individual animals instead of holdings; and what assessment she has made of the efficacy of such a change on the practical management of livestock farms.
(33374)
139  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on who is responsible for the initial authorisation of fishing gear to be used outside the Scottish 12 mile limit.
(33384)
140  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of unique ear-tagging of sheep in improving traceability; and what role the 20 day standstill order has in the overall application of the ear-tagging scheme.
(33373)
141  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the resumption of exports of United Kingdom-produced meat to (a) non-European Union countries and (b) European Union countries.
(33383)
142  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on whether Poland has accepted the terms and conditions of the acquis communautaire for fisheries within the negotiations on accession to the European Union.
(33385)
143  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proposals she has for the provision of free farm business and environmental assessment advice by her Department on Common Agricultural Policy support for individual farms; what plans she has to increase environmental and rural development scheme funding via the redirection of CAP subsidy payments; and if she will make a statement.
(33382)
144  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33204)
145  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the names of the Arthur Andersen employees seconded to the Treasury between 1997 and 2001; and what their duties were.
(33042)
146  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the percentage of the total revenue from income tax which, in the last year for which figures are available, accrued from the emoluments of public sector employees.
(32837)
147  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 8W, on aggregates tax, whether the discussions the Government has held regarding the implementation of the aggregates tax in Scotland with a wide range of organisations within Government include discussions with the Scotland Office.
(32303)
148  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families eligible for receipt of the child tax credit have yet to claim their entitlement.
(33012)
149  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to extend the childcare tax credit to parents in part-time work.
(33013)
150  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what effect the defined payment system as outlined in the Financial Services Agency's polarisation paper will have on the number of independent financial advisers.
(32902)
151  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on what his policy will be during discussions on Germany's projected budget deficit at ECOFIN on 12th February.
(33185)
152  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what basis VAT is calculated for (a) UK-based and (b) non-UK-based Internet service providers.
(32148)
153  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) UK-based Internet service providers and (b) Customs and Excise about the appropriate VAT charges for flat-rate unmetered Internet access charges on non-UK-based ISPs.
(32149)
154  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure non-UK-based Internet service providers account for value added tax on the same basis as UK-based ISPs.
(32147)
155  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32802)
156  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what he is doing to encourage Autism Awareness year.
(31887)
157  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason he selected Arthur Andersen to take the lead role in his value for money report on PFI; and how many PFI contracts have been given to (a) Arthur Andersen and (b) Accenture since that report was completed.
(33283)
158  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings have taken place between Ministers in his Department and employees of Citigate since 7th June 2001; and if will make a statement.
(32811)
159  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the meetings that Ministers in his Department have had since 1st January 2000 with representatives of (a) Chevron, (b) Texaco, (c) Phillips Petroleum, (d) IMC Global, (e) TXU and (f) CMS; and if he will make a statement.
(32918)
160  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which partners or senior employees of (a) Andersen, (b) Arthur Andersen, (c) Andersen Consulting and (d) Accenture have been appointed to (i) informal roles giving advice to the Treasury, (ii) task forces reporting to the Treasury, (iii) ad hoc advisory groups reporting to the Treasury and (iv) other formal roles reporting to Treasury Ministers since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(32917)
161  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown of his estimate in paragraph 11 of his summary of responses to the New Tax Credit Consultation (November 2001) of childless people in households with someone in work with household income below 60 per cent. of the median, between (a) childless couples, (b) single people over 25 years of age working 30 hours per week or more and (c) other single people.
(32611)
162  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32817)
163  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out the basis for his calculation on replacement rates for childless couples, reported in paragraph 9 of his summary of responses to the New Tax Credit Consultation (November 2001); and if he will provide separate estimates for (a) renters and (b) homebuyers with mortgages.
(32612)
164  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the principal obstacles are to the opening of Turkey's accession negotiations to join the EU.
(32983)
165  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in how many business ventures British Trade International has assisted in Turkey during the last two years.
(32984)
166  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what schemes exist to promote British investment in Turkey; and if he will make a statement as to their effect.
(32985)
167  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what safeguards British Trade International has in place to protect the interests of British investors in Turkey.
(32989)
168  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many complaints the British Embassy in Ankara has received from British (a) companies and (b) individuals investing in Turkey in the last two years.
(32986)
169  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many business ventures which were originally assisted by British Trade International are subject to legal proceedings in Turkey.
(32988)
170  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to promote British investment in Turkey.
(32987)
171  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33202)
172  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the Iranian Government in relation to the UK's proposed new appointment for ambassador to Iran.
(32140)
173  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 37W, on the Brussels Process, if he will place the minutes of meetings under the Brussels Process in the Library.
(32729)
174  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32784)
175  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what access British diplomats have had to (a) Mr Sandy Mitchell, (b) Mr Jimmy Cottle, (c) Mr James Lee and (d) Mr Les Walker; what evidence against them has been provided by the Saudi authorities; what legal assistance has been made available to them; what charges have been made against them; what date has been set for their trial; and what representations have been made to the Saudi Government regarding their treatment.
(32925)
176  
  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the aims and objectives of British foreign policy.
(33041)
177  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he is taking to encourage a reduction of tension between India and Pakistan about Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.
(32838)
178  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received about human rights violations in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.
(32839)
179  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32820)
180  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance crew members had to take sick leave owing to being assaulted while on duty in each of the last 10 years.
(33038)
181  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33211)
182  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance crew members are on sick leave owing to being assaulted whilst on duty.
(33039)
183  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance crew members were assaulted while on duty in each of the last 10 years.
(33040)
184  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the work on the National Alcohol Strategy commenced; at what stage the work is at present; when it is expected to be published; and if he will make a statement.
(33379)
185  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in the Birkenhead constituency are taking National Health Service patients; and how many were taking patients five years ago.
(32851)
186  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of years of life lost following the potential blocking of the use of irinotecan in first line use for advanced colo-rectal cancer; and if this criteria is a feature of NICE assessments.
(32772)
187  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the NICE guidance on the colo-rectal cancer drugs (a) irinotecan, (b) oxaliplatin and (c) ralitrexel in relation to cancer survival rates; and what figures on European survival rates he has collated.
(32771)
188  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance is given to parents with the cost of visiting and telephoning their children in hospitals abroad for NHS treatment; if the Government will set up such a new scheme to help parents; and if he will make a statement.
(33022)
189  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his departmental budget received the new money for hospices announced in the Chancellor's last Budget; when he (a) intends to and (b) has delivered this to hospices, and in what form; and if he will make a statement.
(32145)
190  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the money he announced for hospices in his last Budget was provided to his Department's budget.
(32141)
191  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the new money for hospices announced in the last Budget will be paid directly to hospices.
(32150)
192  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of the Accident and Emergency Department at the Lister Hospital.
(32298)
193  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future provision of cancer services in Hertfordshire.
(32301)
194  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Child Accident and Emergency Ward at the Lister Hospital to be opened to patients; and if he will make a statement.
(32299)
195  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will increase Government funding for children's hospices.
(31309)
196  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people contracted (a) measles, (b) mumps and (c) rubella in each of the last five years.
(32981)
197  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will state for each primary care organisation in England at the most recent date for which figures are available (a) the prescribing budget for 2001-02, (b) the forecast outturn for 2001-02, (c) the projected overspend or underspend and (d) the projected overspend or underspend as a percentage of budget.
(32306)
198  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32795)
199  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to increase the provision of speech therapists dealing with children and adults with autism.
(31884)
200  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many speech therapists are available to deal with people with autism in each health authority in England and Wales.
(31886)
201  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he will consider introducing ring-fenced funding to promote the greater provision of speech therapists dealing with people with autism.
(31885)
202  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been appointed by him to official bodies and NDPBs coming under the aegis of his Department in the last three years; and who they were.
(33351)
203  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many current NHS PFI contracts a preferred bidder was designated; and in respect of how many of these the preferred bidder did not get the contract.
(33282)
204  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the value of the re-usable instruments destroyed following the advice of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee on their use.
(32778)
205  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the cost of re-stocking with re-usable instruments for tonsillectomy following the hazard notice of October 2001.
(32777)
206  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to protect surgical patients from exposure to poisons.
(32779)
207  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cost-benefit analysis was performed prior to the introduction of single-use instruments for tonsillectomy.
(32776)
208  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he had with surgeons on the acceptability of the disposable instruments purchased for tonsillectomy in 2001.
(32782)
209  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors were used to inform purchasing decisions for single-use instruments for tonsillectomy in 2001.
(32781)
210  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on waiting lists of the implementation of the advice on prion transmission by the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee.
(32783)
211  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were the excess (a) mortality and (b) morbidity figures associated with single-use instruments for tonsillectomy in 2001.
(32780)
212  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage of eligible infants in the South Cheshire Health Authority receiving the MMR vaccine was in each of the last four years.
(33085)
213  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sums of money that have been recently announced for the hospice movement will be available to the private sector.
(32549)
214  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made to ensure total sterilisation of surgical instruments; and if he will make a statement.
(32798)
215  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency concerning manufacturers of food products who will not disclose when they use mechanically recovered meat.
(32797)
216  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has received from (a) the Laing and Buisson surgery and (b) other sources on the number of (i) care home closures and (ii) care home bed losses on the Isle of Wight in each year since 1997.
(33003)
217  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32826)
218  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the remit is of the Dental Practice Board; what the objectives of the Dental Practice Board are; who sets the objectives; how the performance of the Dental Practive Board will be monitored; and what the budget of the Board is.
(32833)
219  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33198)
220  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms exist for (a) monitoring performance and effectiveness and (b) disseminating best practice in community/police partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
(33378)
221  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the practice is in regard to the provision of holidays and other benefits given to witnesses in murder trials by the (a) police and (b) prosecuting authorities.
(32194)
222  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he has for implementing the EU Council Framework decision on combating racism and xenophobia as it relates to (a) religion or belief and (b) national origin.
(32836)
223  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers that purport to be children have subsequently been found to be adults in the last two years.
(32193)
224  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the volume of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine imported into the United Kingdom in each of the past 10 years.
(33029)
225  
N  
Mr George Galloway (Glasgow, Kelvin):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the practice is in regard to the provision of holidays and other benefits given to witnesses in murder trials by the (a) police and (b) prosecuting authorities.
(32195)
226  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was (a) the gross and (b) the net income for (i) oral and (ii) paper appeals during the first year of operation of family visitor appeals; and what were the administrative costs of the scheme.
(32997)
227  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the discussions between his Department and the Association of Chief Police Officers regarding the issue of illegal rave gatherings on private property.
(33186)
228  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with Arthur Andersen about terminating contracts.
(33092)
229  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidelines to police forces to treat cases of child and youth prostitution as child abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(33023)
230  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will require sex offenders convicted overseas to sign the sex offenders register when they live in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(33020)
231  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will launch a campaign to inform British nationals that they will be prosecuted for child sex crimes committed overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(33019)
232  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had been detained under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 by 28th January; how many have applied for bail (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully; and if he will make a statement.
(32552)
233  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether additional financial commitments for the Prison Service resulting from the Prison Service pay review will be met through additional central government funding; and if he will make a statement.
(32551)
234  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he (a) received a notice of appeal in respect of case IMM/G6193 and (b) referred the appeal to the Independent Appellate Authority.
(32308)
235  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32794)
236  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what powers, and by what criteria he sets the tariff for persons serving life sentences.
(33081)
237  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are (a) in custody and (b) on bail following charges connected with the fraudulent misuse of Individual Learning Accounts.
(33084)
238  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made since 13th December 2001 concerning individual learning account fraud.
(33263)
239  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in each police authority have been (a) arrested and (b) charged for offences relating to fraud concerning the Individual Learning Accounts programme.
(33082)
240  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been taken out against people accused of fraud relating to Individual Learning Accounts.
(33083)
241  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received about the treatment of Muslim prisoners from Dr Siddiqui; and if he will make a statement.
(32834)
242  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32821)
243  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission's Media Adviser first met the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(33364)
244  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Chairman of the House of Commons Commission received complaints from (a) members of the public and (b) honourable Members about the work of the Parliamentary Commissioners for Standards.
(33360)
245  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission receives a press cuttings service.
(33366)
246  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Media Adviser's term of appointment is for a specific period and for a known number of days.
(33365)
247  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many candidates were on the short list before Mr John Stonborough was chosen as Media Adviser.
(33362)
248  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, which persons participated in the selection process for the Commission's Media Adviser.
(33363)
249  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Department of Trade and Industry, (b) the Ministry of Defence and (c) the Foreign Office concerning the advice given to the World Bank by the International Civil Aviation Organisation on 8th November on the Tanzanian air traffic control system.
(32904)
250  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33200)
251  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list her Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32793)
252  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the pilot initiative to create an international ombudsman for humanitarian assistance to improve the accountability of agencies in emergency situations.
(32788)
253  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of her Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32823)
254  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33203)
255  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to ensure that magistrates' courts continue to carry out the function of family courts.
(32999)
256  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many family court cases have been heard in (a) magistrates' courts and (b) county courts in each of the last five years.
(32998)
257  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the contractual arrangements are between QinetiQ and Census Online and the Public Record Office; if he will place copies of these in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(32143)
258  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he estimates the Census Online service will be made available to the public; and what will happen to the profits arising from Census Online.
(32142)
259  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much taxpayers' money is in the possession of the Public Record Office as pre-payment for Census Online.
(32144)
260  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training he has arranged for staff at the Public Guardianship Office in dealing with the public in an efficient and courteous manner.
(33297)
261  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reporting procedures exist between the Northern Ireland Court Service and his office.
(33288)
262  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many trusteeships the Public Trustee Office holds; and under what categories.
(33296)
263  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reporting procedures exist between the Law Commission and his office.
(33340)
264  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training programmes are made available to junior administrative staff in the Court Service.
(33299)
265  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reporting procedures exist between the Judge Advocate General's Office and his own.
(33287)
266  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what additional training is made available to para-legal staff in the Community Legal Service.
(33301)
267  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reporting procedures exist between the Public Guardianship Office and his own.
(33289)
268  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many categories of record the Public Record Office hold; and if he will list the numbers held in each category.
(33294)
269  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many publications the Statutory Publications Office has in storage; and if he will list the building where they are stored.
(33295)
270  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training is made available to administrative staff in the Land Registry.
(33300)
271  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reporting procedures exist between the Council on Tribunals and his office.
(33290)
272  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many reports or submissions the Legal Services Commission has produced since it was first established; and if he will list them.
(33293)
273  
  
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 EU enlargement on international legal services.
(33355)
274  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training he has put in place for junior staff to take additional qualifications in the office of the Legal Services Ombudsman.
(33298)
275  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many honourable and right honourable Members are registered with the Data Protection Registrar.
(33284)
276  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many reports or submissions the Community Legal Service have produced since it was first established; and if he will list them.
(33292)
277  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what guidance his office has provided to Government departments on dealing with honourable Members' correspondence.
(33286)
278  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many reports or submissions the Law Commission has completed since it was first established; and if he will list them.
(33291)
279  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints he has received since taking office concerning the conduct of individual judges.
(33353)
280  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many cases were handled by the Courts Service for each year since 1992.
(33354)
281  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent representations he has received over the Data Protection Registrar's involvement in parliamentary correspondence between honourable Members and Government departments.
(33285)
282  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the estimated cost is to QinetiQ of carrying out the enhancements to the 1901 Census Online project.
(32305)
283  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Independent Appellate Authority received notice of an appeal in the case ISB/IMM/G6193; when he intends to notify the appellant of a hearing date; and if he will make a statement.
(32307)
284  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, by what date he intends to produce (a) in draft and (b) in published form proposals to tackle intimidation of jurors.
(29948)
285  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Court Service issued a notice concerning its policy on the declaration of God Save the Queen; and if he will place a copy of the notice in the Library.
(29950)
286  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what consultation has taken place between (a) the Northern Ireland Court Service and (b) the Commissioner for Judicial Appointments with the Equality Commission concerning judicial appointments; and what recommendations have been made.
(29947)
287  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of the Lord Chancellor's Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32819)
288  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33210)
289  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32792)
290  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the independent cross-community and lay element incorporated into the complaints mechanism available for juveniles in the Criminal Justice System is; what representations he has received concerning the compliance of this mechanism with the UN Rules on the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of Their Liberty; what the terms of reference are of his review of the complaints mechanisms and induction material; and if he will place the relevant documents in the Library.
(29951)
291  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the perceived community origins of (a) the adult and (b) the under 18 year-old population of Northern Ireland broken down into geographical areas defined by (i) post-codes with closest named area description, (ii) district council boundaries and (iii) parliamentary constituency boundaries.
(29953)
292  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications have been received by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in each year since its creation; what the proportion of outcomes were; and what the average time taken for each stage in the processing of an application was compared to the equivalent times for cases in England and Wales.
(29952)
293  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made by the Chief Constable towards the publication of a Code of Ethics for the PSNI; and if he will place a copy of the draft Code in the Library.
(29779)
294  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what guidance the Chief Constable has issued under section 51.2 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2002; how many officers have responded; and what information is being collected to construct the statistical information to be presented in the Annual Report of the Chief Constable under section 58 of the Act.
(29780)
295  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress the Chief Constable has made in circulating a new directive to cover the role of police and defence lawyers based on the UN Declaration on the role of lawyers; how many copies have been printed; by what means the directive has been distributed; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(29781)
296  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what dates training seminars on the role of defence lawyers have been held for individual criminal justice agencies; what the programme was and how many people attended each seminar; if he will place a copy of training materials used in the Library; and what plans he has for future events of this kind.
(29782)
297  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the terms of reference are for the proposed research into the effect of PACE and restrictions on the right of silence at the stage of police questioning; what measures he has proposed to address the needs of those at risk with particular reference to (a) children, (b) members of ethnic or linguistic minorities and (c) people with disabilities; and what steps he has taken to ensure an (i) independent, (ii) cross-community and (iii) lay dimension to the (A) management and (B) evaluation of the research.
(29783)
298  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date the Criminal Justice Board established a Public Information and Education Sub-Group; who comprises this group; what its terms of reference are; on what dates the sub-group has met; and what its work programme is for 2002-03.
(29784)
299  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) in-house and (b) external (i) Irish-English and (ii) other language translators and interpreters have been employed by criminal justice agencies in the most recent year for which records are available; how many hours of work were contracted externally and at what cost; and what steps he is taking to produce the common list of interpreters recommended by the Criminal Justice Review.
(29949)
300  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who comprises the implementation team for the new Prosecution Service; who heads this body; what the composition of its membership is in terms of (a) perceived community background and (b) gender; what the terms of reference are of the body; and to whom it is accountable.
(29785)
301  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the objections are of the Chief Constable to the application in Northern Ireland of section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 requiring the establishment of a register of persons who have applied for and been granted a licence to carry a firearm.
(29940)
302  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information contained on the PHOENIX database is accessible by police in Northern Ireland; what authorisation is required for an officer to access this information; and what penalties are available to prosecuting authorities to deter unauthorised use.
(29941)
303  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he has taken to consult on how best to tackle religious hate crime and sectarian hatred as an aggravating factor in a range of criminal offences; and what steps he will take to ensure an independent and lay dimension to his review.
(29942)
304  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 878W, how many plastic baton rounds have been (a) expended and (b) decommissioned at the end of their active lifespan; and what the maximum life is of a plastic baton round.
(29943)
305  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 878W, by what process unspent plastic baton rounds are disposed of; what body carries out this function and at what cost; and what proportion of disposed pbrs leave the armoury in their original container as supplied.
(29944)
306  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 878W, in what type of containers plastic baton rounds are supplied to the police.
(29945)
307  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 9th January, Official Report, column 878W, how and in what condition plastic baton rounds are stored (a) upon supply, (b) following distribution to barracks and (c) following issue to individual officers.
(29946)
308  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent steps he has taken to encourage secondments between the PSNI and the Garda.
(32990)
309  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which ministers were involved in authorising the decision to settle the case by the Government against Arthur Andersen concerning De Lorean; and if he will make a statement.
(32920)
310  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the terms of the settlement reached with De Lorean Motors announced in November 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(33018)
311  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32827)
312  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the President of the Council, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and others over proposals to pedestrianise part of Parliament Square; what steps he intends to take to ensure that Right honourable and honourable Members are properly consulted about such proposals before work proceeds; and what assessment he has made of whether the proposals will cause disruption to Right honourable and honourable Members when attending the House.
(33110)
313  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32818)
314  
N  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the President of the Council, whether the Government intends to improve the explanatory material supplied with statutory instruments.
(32387)
315  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what occasions he and his Department have held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; if he will state the purpose of each meeting; and if he will provide details of the outcomes and agreements reached as a result of each meeting.
(33217)
316  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has received from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf with regard to the Performance and Innovation Unit Energy Review; what meetings he held with each company; when the representations were received and the meetings held; if he will place related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33223)
317  
  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement defining his interpretation of the acquis communitaire.
(33262)
318  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions on which he has met senior executives of energy companies since 7th June 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(32810)
319  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his office and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32815)
320  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33207)
321  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list her Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32791)
322  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of her Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32830)
323  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the members of the Oil and Gas Task Force (a) at the time it was established and (b) at the time it was replaced by PILOT.
(33196)
324  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will provide details of when the PILOT advisory group is due to report; and if she will place copies of related documentation in the Library.
(33194)
325  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33201)
326  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will provide details for (a) the Oil and Gas Task Force and (b) PILOT of (i) the terms of reference of these advisory groups, (ii) the occasions on which meetings have taken place and (iii) the outcomes and recommendations which have (A) resulted and (B) will result from these meetings and the work of the advisory group; and if she will places copies of related documentation in the Library.
(33195)
327  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list (a) the present members of the PILOT advisory group and (b) former members who have subsequently left and been replaced, with the date on which this took place.
(33197)
328  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what occasions she and her Department have held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; if she will state the purpose of each meeting; and if she will provide details of the outcomes and agreements reached as a result of each meeting.
(33216)
329  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who in her Department told the United States embassy in London that the moratorium on gas-fired power stations was due to be discussed at the Cabinet meeting of 4th June 1998; and if she will make a statement.
(32557)
330  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the names of staff who have been seconded to her Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and Civil Service grade within her Department and (c) the organisation responsibile for paying their salary.
(32550)
331  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what agreement has been reached with commercial banks on the charges to be levied on failed direct debits on basic bank accounts under the Universal Bank.
(32554)
332  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the secondees to her Department from the private sector and their roles.
(32553)
333  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what procedures have been adopted for the appointment of business executives to a strategy role in her Department; and for which posts applicants are being recruited at present.
(32556)
334  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which partners or senior employees of (a) Andersen, (b) Arthur Andersen, (c) Andersen Consulting and (d) Accenture have been appointed to (i) informal roles giving advice to the Department of Trade and Industry, (ii) task forces reporting to the Department of Trade and Industry, (iii) ad hoc advisory groups reporting to the Department of Trade and Industry and (iv) other formal roles reporting to Department of Trade and Industry Ministers since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(32916)
335  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the names and present occupations of the non-executive members of her Department's Management Board.
(32835)
336  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been spent via the Miners' Compensation Scheme in Wales in each of the last six months.
(32850)
337  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money in the Miners' Compensation Scheme, allocated to be paid to successful applicants in Wales, was outstanding in each parliamentary constituency in Wales (a) this month and (b) in each of the previous six months.
(32849)
338  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been spent via the Miners' Compensation Scheme in every parliamentary constituency in Wales in each of the last seven months.
(32848)
339  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses resulting from the implementation of EU directives.
(33016)
340  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices closed between May 1997 and the latest available date in Greater London.
(33015)
341  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the remit is of the Competition Commission with respect to considering the need for firms to compete globally when investigating merger and acquisition activity in the UK.
(33006)
342  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce a fee for employees wishing to take their employers to an employment tribunal.
(33005)
343  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 153W, on BNFL, when officials in her Department first acquired information that BNFL was insolvent.
(32796)
344  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her implementation of the End of Life Vehicles Directive; and whether she intends to make it apply retrospectively on vehicle manufacturers.
(32980)
345  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list her Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32800)
346  
  
Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress is being made to encourage the transfer of new technologies from universities to industry.
(33033)
347  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have been appointed by her to official bodies and NDPBs coming under the aegis of her Department in the last three years; and who they were.
(33346)
348  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will undertake a study of the reasons for the differing performance of the clothing industries in (a) Italy, (b) Germany, (c) France and (d) the UK.
(33275)
349  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department is taking to broker the participation of UK textile manufacturers in collaborative EU programmes, with particular reference to (a) LINK and (b) Eureka.
(33279)
350  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to promote innovation in the textile and clothing industry by supporting a series of sector-specific events highlighting best practice in product innovation.
(33269)
351  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to encourage wool textile manufacturers and trade associations to promote British wool textile as a generic brand.
(33278)
352  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will undertake to fund activities that will lead to the development of stronger networks amongst (a) technical textile manufacturers, (b) universities and colleges and (c) other parts of the supply chain in the textile industry.
(33272)
353  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if her Department will arrange a series of regional seminars to highlight the availability of funding for technological innovation in the textile and clothing industry.
(33271)
354  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will establish a flexible support fund to support individual companies in the textile and clothing industries undertaking small-scale innovation and developmental work.
(33270)
355  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if her Department will continue to fund technology transfer activities involving technical textile companies and academic institutions.
(33277)
356  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will undertake to fund a study of best practice in the Italian textile and clothing industry and how it might be adapted to the UK.
(33276)
357  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to ensure the availability of funding to support technological innovation in the textile industry; and if she will make a statement.
(33280)
358  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to enable traditional textile companies to diversify into technical textiles.
(33273)
359  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if it is her Department's policy (a) to adhere to the timetable agreed at the Uruguay Round for the phasing out of MFA restrictions and (b) not to accelerate the liberalisation process.
(33274)
360  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings have taken place between Ministers in her Department and employees of Citigate since 7th June 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(32812)
361  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the meetings that Ministers in her Department have had since 1st January 2000 with representatives of (a) Chevron, (b) Texaco, (c) Phillips Petroleum, (d) IMC Global, (e) TXU and (f) CMS; and if she will make a statement.
(32919)
362  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of her Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32831)
363  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33212)
364  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what occasions he and his Department have held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Exxon-Mobil, (d) Enron, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf; if he will state the purpose of each meeting; and if he will provide details of the outcomes and agreements reached as a result of each meeting.
(33215)
365  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his reply of 24th January, Official Report, column 1046W, on Widford Bridge, if he will increase the width to make it easier for larger cars and vehicles of under three tonnes weight to travel over the bridge.
(31694)
366  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was spent in each of the last five years by London Underground Limited on renewal and improvement of train signals and related equipment; what is the extent of signal renewal necessary over the next five years; what he expects will be undertaken and completed; and if he will make a statement.
(33380)
367  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the (a) bridges and (b) tunnels in the United Kingdom subject to tolls; and what is the rate payable at each toll.
(32900)
368  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to agree with the London Borough of Wandsworth that in all housing developments taking place within the Borough there will be an agreed percentage of affordable housing built for local people.
(32903)
369  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Government has to allow longer buses to be used on UK roads.
(32910)
370  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has undertaken of the need for safety barriers on roads adjacent to railway embankments.
(32773)
371  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list each occasion on which a vehicle has encroached onto a railway line causing disruption to rail services in the past three years.
(32774)
372  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many homes in (a) the City of Westminster and (b) the City of London were valued in each of the council tax bands in 1991; and if he will estimate the numbers that would be in each band based on current market valuations.
(33008)
373  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate for (a) the City of Westminster and (b) the City of London the change in council tax yield if domestic properties were assigned council tax properties on the basis of current market value rather than 1991 values.
(33007)
374  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received on the proposed Public-Private Partnership for London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
(33037)
375  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the written Answer of 30th October 2001, Official Report, column 578W, if he will list (a) road schemes included in the first full local transport plans which have an element of private capital, (b) road schemes included in the first annual progress reports which have an element of private capital and (c) roads in the targeted programme of improvements which have an element of private capital.
(32911)
376  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if (a) he and (b) other ministers have met the Rail Regulator in the last month.
R (33367)
377  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the councils that have by-laws which restrict the use of skateboards in (a) town or city centres and (b) other areas; if he will list the councils that have skateboard parks; and how many prosecutions have taken place of skateboarders by local councils.
(33001)
378  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will provide a breakdown of the monthly costs of maintaining the Millennium Dome until the contract with Meridian Delta has been completed, including (a) the cost of staff, advisers and details of their responsibilities, (b) maintenance and (c) other costs.
(32805)
379  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who is responsible for paying the costs of maintenance of the Millennium Dome until the contract with Meridian Delta has been completed.
(32806)
380  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the proceeds of the sale of the Millennium Dome and the surrounding area will be returned to the National Lottery distribution fund; and if he will make a statement.
(32807)
381  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if financial responsibility for the upkeep of the Millennium Dome will be transferred to Meridian Delta upon completion of the contract.
(32804)
382  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress on the construction and funding of the Baldock By-pass.
(32300)
383  
  
Mr Terry Lewis (Worsley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many motorway accidents involving heavy goods vehicles there were in each of the last five years; and how many of such accidents involved foreign-owned and operated vehicles.
(33268)
384  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on (a) the current and (b) the planned proportions of Ordnance Survey's investment in the Digital National Framework which are based on (i) partnerships with the private sector and (ii) National Interest Mapping Services Agreement funding.
(32840)
385  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32801)
386  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the advice provided to his Department by the Civil Aviation Authority on the sale of National Air Traffic Services.
(33359)
387  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the income generated by the National Air Traffic Control Services in the period September 2001 to April 2002; and what the income was in the same period in 2000-01.
(33356)
388  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the change in air traffic in the UK since 11th September.
(33358)
389  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from the AirlineGroup on the funding requirements for the future of air traffic control services.
(33357)
390  
  
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 tracks on the single-line sections of the South Coastal Route from Portsmouth to Ashford; and what is (a) the status of, (b) the start date of and (c) the expected completion date for such works.
(32993)
391  
  
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 South Coastal Route from Portsmouth to Ashford to increase the number of locations where fast trains can overtake the slower services; and what is (a) the status of, (b) the start date of and (c) the expected completion date for such works.
(32992)
392  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the (a) current status of, (b) start date of and (c) expected completion date for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link phase one project.
(32996)
393  
  
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 Channel Tunnel Route to (a) alleviate the effects of and (b) reduce the number of conflicting moves in the area between Charing Cross and Hither Green; and what is the (i) status of, (ii) start date of and (iii) expected completion date for such works.
(32995)
394  
  
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 tracks between Borough Market Junction and Metropolitan Junction on the Channel Tunnel Route from Charing Cross to Orpington; and what is the (a) status of, (b) start date of and (c) expected completion date for such works.
(32994)
395  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the people he has appointed to official bodies and NDPBs coming under the aegis of his Department in the last three years; and who they were.
(33350)
396  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action is being taken to reduce the number of working days lost through absence of staff on medical grounds on the London Underground.
(32914)
397  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 50W, for what reason London Underground is not able to provide information on absence on medical grounds for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98 (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000.
(32913)
398  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 50W, on London Underground, for what reason London Underground is unable to disaggregate by year the total for working days lost through authorised absence, unauthorised absence and due to sickness for the period January 1996 to December 2000.
(32912)
399  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce a law compelling cyclists to have bells.
(32845)
400  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32825)
401  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33209)
402  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32828)
403  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, ref 29706, on winter fuel payments, in what format such information is available.
(32921)
404  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were seconded between (a) BP, (b) Shell, (c) Enron, (d) Exxon-Mobil, (e) Conoco, (f) Texaco and (g) TotalFinaElf and his Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) April 2001 to the latest date for which figures are available.
(33213)
405  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will allow all pensioners and benefit recipients automatic entitlement to a Post Office Card Account on conversion to ACT, with an opt-out for those who choose a bank account.
(32730)
406  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many letters the Minister for Disabled People has received at her Department's address in the last 12 months; and how many have been passed to other Ministers for answer.
(32923)
407  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Lancashire, (b) the North West of England, (c) Wales and (d) the UK have (i) received winter fuel allowance for the 2001-02 season and (ii) are deemed eligible for the winter fuel allowance and are yet to receive the payment for the season 2001-02.
(32924)
408  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, why he has declined to meet officials of the Public and Commercial Services Union to discuss the health and safety implications for staff of the Jobcentre Plus arrangements.
(32304)
409  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people aged 0 to 16 live in households in which an adult is in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) disability living allowance; and what percentage of these households have an income of less than 60 per cent. of the median household income.
(33011)
410  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people aged 0 to 16 are in receipt of a disability benefit; and what percentage of households in which a young person is in receipt of such a benefit have an income of less than 60 per cent. of the median household income.
(33010)
411  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to initiate reform of the housing benefit system, with particular reference to the single room payment.
(33009)
412  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received loans from the Department of Social Security towards paying for removal costs when moving house in the past five years; how much these loans have totalled; how much of this has been repaid; and if he will make a statement.
(32139)
413  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list his Department's total expenditure by month in each financial year since 1997-98.
(32803)
414  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review (a) disability living allowance and (b) carer's allowance for sufferers of autism and their families.
(31883)
415  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum percentage is of net income that a non-resident parent can be asked to pay in child support maintenance under the CSA system for (a) one child, (b) two children and (c) three children.
(33265)
416  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many child support assessments the CSA processed in 2000-01 in (a) less than 20 weeks, (b) between 20 and 52 weeks and (c) over 52 weeks.
(33344)
417  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted; and what was the average sentence from that conviction under the criminal offence of non-co-operation with the CSA.
(33343)
418  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 38W, to the honourable Member for Lichfield, on pension savings, what the source is of his estimates of contributions to non-state pensions; and if he will provide a breakdown of these totals between different categories of employer and different categories of non-state pension scheme.
(32756)
419  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) value of compensation payments awarded by the CSA in 2000-01.
(33345)
420  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the incident that took place at the Jobcentre Plus Office at Harlesden on 18th January.
(32613)
421  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of people who have had their driving licences removed by the courts since April 2001 as a result of the provisions introduced under the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000.
(33342)
422  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the monetary value of Child Support Agency maintenance assessments for 2000-01 that have been (a) collected and arranged and (b) classified as outstanding debt.
(33341)
423  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) percentage and (b) number of non-resident parents who would see a reduction in their CSA child support maintenance liability under the April 2002 scheme.
(33264)
424  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average payment is made in child support maintenance by the non-resident parent under the CSA system for (a) one child, (b) two children and (c) three children.
(33266)
425  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the change in the average payment made in child support maintenance by the non-resident parent that will result from the April 2002 scheme for (a) one child, (b) two children and (c) three children.
(33267)
426  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the regulations that govern the arrangements for electing trustees to the boards of occupational pension schemes.
(32619)
427  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the retirement ages that apply to the employees of his Department and its agencies, including how many and which categories of employees are affected by each; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on flexible retirement.
(32824)
428  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Solicitor General, what proportion of directly employed government legal advisers have had previous specialist experience of contract law in private practice.
[Transferred] (32905)
429  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Afghan Interim Government regarding provision of security across Afghanistan.
[Transferred] (33187)
430  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much electricity was imported from France into the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (32982)
431  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what limits are set on the height of helicopters flying over residential areas of South West London.
[Transferred] (32842)
432  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has made to air traffic control for Heathrow concerning helicopters in South West London.
[Transferred] (32841)
433  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what controls are in place to limit the numbers of helicopters flying over Kew and Chiswick.
[Transferred] (32843)
434  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value is of reductions to (a) pensions and (b) other benefits made after a patient has been in hospital for over six weeks in each of the last five years; and how many patients have been affected by reductions to (i) pensions and (ii) benefits in each of the past five years.
[Transferred] (33002)
435  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the work programme is of the Carbon Trust; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (33352)
436  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of (a) underground station entrances, (b) railway station entrances and (c) bus stations in London have CCTV installed; what plans exist to extend CCTV coverage at such locations; when it is expected all such areas will have CCTV; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (33377)
437  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visitors visas were granted to citizens of (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Sri Lanka in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (32901)
438  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will extend the deadlines for a final decision on the A 400 M.
[Transferred] (33089)
439  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, if he will assess the accessibility for persons in wheelchairs of positions for advisers to ministers in (a) committee rooms and (b) the Chamber.
[Transferred] (33361)
440  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions by local authorities there have been in each of the last three years under the Noise Act 1996.
[Transferred] (32899)
441  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motorists have been convicted of speeding offences as a result of evidence from speed cameras within the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (32898)
442  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many full-time day-care places are available through the Sure Start initiative; and how many children are within reach of the programme.
[Transferred] (33014)


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