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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 4 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 4 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.
 


 
MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, on how many occasions the Scotland Office has been a client of the Office of the Solicitor to the Advocate General in terms of requests for legal services.
(33398)
2  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, if she cooperated with the Scottish Executive with respect to the development of her role under the Scotland Act.
(33403)
3  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, which UK Government departments she has consulted prior to making a determination as to whether her intervention in devolution issue cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is necessary.
(33400)
4  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, according to which criteria she determines whether her intervention in devolution issue cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is necessary.
(33399)
5  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, with respect to which subject areas the Office of the Solicitor to the Advocate General has provided legal services to the Department for Work and Pensions.
(33418)
6  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, what is the budgetary provision for the total cost of her office in 2001-02.
(33419)
7  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, if she will break down by subject area the 1300 devolution issue cases that have been intimated to her office since May 1999.
(33397)
8  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, which parties have a right of audience in devolution issue cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
(33401)
9  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, with which UK Government departments she cooperates with respect to the development of her role under the Scotland Act 1998.
(33402)
10  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, in what special circumstances she would intervene in devolution issue cases as a UK law officer in fora other than the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
(33420)
11  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, on how many occasions she has met (a) the First Minister, (b) Scottish Executive Ministers, (c) the Lord Advocate, (d) the Solicitor General for Scotland and (e) the Law Society of Scotland since 20th May 1999.
(33396)
12  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Advocate General, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33555)
13  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions in 2001 attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to computers in his Department by hacking; and of those how many were successful.
(32737)
14  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what work is being undertaken to study the introduction of identity cards; when the work is likely to be completed; if it will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(32627)
15  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government departments will, during the next 12 months, be paying costs for European services in euros.
(33558)
16  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government's regulatory reform action plan will be published.
(33655)
17  
N  
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the impact enactment of the Relationships (Civil Registration) Bill would have on his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(29845)
18  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33538)
19  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the future work programme of the Social Exclusion Unit.
(33734)
20  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33244)
21  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33228)
22  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33686)
23  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made as to the effect of the events of 11th September on (a) theatre ticket and (b) museum ticket sales in the Cities of London and Westminster; and if she will make a statement.
(33704)
24  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33549)
25  
  
Mr Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham, Perry Barr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will establish an inquiry into the National Lottery sales improvement programme, in particular the proposal to remove terminals from retailers with less than £1,500 per week turnover.
(33725)
26  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many lottery grant applications were made by organisations in Gloucestershire, broken down by parliamentary constituencies (a) since its inception and (b) since January 2001.
(33305)
27  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much lottery money has been applied for by organisations in Gloucestershire, broken down into parliamentary constituencies (a) since its inception and (b) since January 2001.
(33306)
28  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she (a) has made and (b) will make of the numbers of licence fee payers who are able to (i) receive and (ii) view (A) BBC Choice, (B) BBC Knowledge, (C) BBC Parliament, and (D) BBC News 24 at their place of residence.
(33314)
29  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information she has (a) received and (b) is seeking about the definition of public service broadcasting in (i) other EU states and (ii) other countries.
(33317)
30  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the television programmes which (a) she and (b) other ministers in her Department have viewed in an official capacity since 8th June 2001, stating for each occasion the date on which the viewing took place.
(33224)
31  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what advice she has (a) received and (b) plans to seek about when the conditions that need to be fulfilled before the analogue television signal is switched off might be fulfilled.
(33331)
32  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what geographical areas statistics on take up of digital television are collated.
(33311)
33  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the television programmes which (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have viewed in an official capacity since 8th June 2001, stating for each occasion the (i) date on and (ii) venue at which the viewing took place.
(33321)
34  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will respond to the progress report she received on 29th November 2001 about the Arts Council of England's proposals to merge the regional arts boards to create a single organisation for arts funding; and if she will place a copy of her response in the Library.
(33310)
35  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the recordings of (a) television and (b) radio programmes which (i) she and (ii) other Ministers in her Department have attended as an invited member of the audience since 8th June 2001, stating for each occasion the (A) date on and (B) venue at which the recording took place.
(33322)
36  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the meetings which (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have had with representatives of broadcasters since 8th June 2001, stating for each meeting the (i) date on which it took place, (ii) the broadcasters represented at the meeting and (iii) primary purpose.
(33319)
37  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the Viewers Panel established to advise the Government on the consumers' view on digital switchover reported.
(33329)
38  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what events (a) she is and (b) other Ministers in her Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events her Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33260)
39  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 37W, on digitally originated graphics, if she will make an assessment of the (a) benefits and (b) disadvantages to television viewers and television owners of the use of on screen digitally originated graphics, other than electronic programme guides, to identify and promote (i) television channels, (ii) programme strands, (iii) Internet links and (iv) other programmes.
(33308)
40  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 6th December 2001, Official Report, column 501W, what advice has the Government given to the BBC and ITC in their consideration of how to improve the coverage of DTT multiplexes across the United Kingdom.
(33386)
41  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for South Suffolk, of 25th January, Official Report, column 1113W, on analogue switch off, if she will list (a) the names of the individuals and the departments and organisations they represent who are conducting the comprehensive review of progress towards digital switchover, (b) the terms of reference of the review, (c) the dates on which meetings of the individuals conducting the review have been held and (d) the date on which the first review is expected to be sent to Ministers.
(33414)
42  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by her Department in each of the last 24 months; and if she will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33242)
43  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the (a) benefits and (b) disadvantages to consumers of receiving digital television by (i) digital terrestrial, (ii) digital satellite and (iii) digital cable.
(33318)
44  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she (a) has made and (b) will make of the numbers of licence fee payers who are able to access BBC online at their place of residence.
(33315)
45  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she (a) has made and (b) plans to make of the (i) benefits and (ii) disadvantages to licence fee payers of (A) BBC Choice, (B) BBC Knowledge, (C) BBC Parliament, and (D) BBC News 24.
(33312)
46  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates the Viewers Panel established to advise the Government on the consumers' view on digital switchover has met; and how many Panel members attended each meeting.
(33327)
47  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the Television Without Frontiers directive.
(33323)
48  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she (a) has made and (b) will make of the (i) benefits and (ii) disadvantages to licence fee payers of BBCi.
(33313)
49  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many copies of the leaflet Digital TV Information for Landlords have (a) been printed and (b) been distributed, stating for each distribution whether it was (i) solicited and (ii) unsolicited.
(33330)
50  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the responsibilities of her special advisers.
(33126)
51  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the members of the Viewers Panel established to advise the Government on the consumers' view on digital switchover who have ceased their membership of the Panel, indicating the reasons for the cessation.
(33328)
52  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will include methods other than the licence fee to fund the BBC as part of the process leading to a decision on the renewal of the BBC Charter.
(33316)
53  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the radio programmes which (a) she and (b) other ministers in her Department have listened to in an official capacity since 8th June 2001, stating for each occasion the (i) date on and (ii) venue at which the listening took place.
(33320)
54  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33685)
55  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 1118W, on Nancekuke, what anecdotal evidence he has implying nerve agent production plant built at Nancekuke contained equipment originating from Germany.
(33694)
56  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions in 2001 attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to computers in his Department by hacking; and of those how many were successful.
(32740)
57  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many local discussion groups were held to gather views and opinions on the proposed changes to the armed forces pension scheme up to 31st December 2001.
(33700)
58  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department (a) is giving and (b) will give in future years to the schemes for young offenders run by the Army Cadet Force leadership as Outreach.
(33302)
59  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33539)
60  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to monitor the (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long-term effects of depleted uranium upon service personnel in Afghanistan.
(33508)
61  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will arrange for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal to be awarded to those members of the Retired Officers' Corps who are serving with HM forces.
(33492)
62  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role Ministers plan to play in the Getfitta Scheme launched on his Department's website.
(32151)
63  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33582)
64  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33575)
65  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33440)
66  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Department's procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33482)
67  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what administration fees are charged by the Department for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33461)
68  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy of the Department is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33475)
69  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33454)
70  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of, (b) between 40 and 60 days of receiving and (c) over 60 days after receiving the £10 administration fee.
(33563)
71  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33450)
72  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 60 days and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are still outstanding.
(33570)
73  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33468)
74  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33256)
75  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33238)
76  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33684)
77  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list applications made to her Department in the last three years for consent to allow development on school playing fields giving in each case (a) the outcome of the application, (b) what steps were taken to ascertain whether adequate sports facilities would remain if permission were granted and (c) where consent was given, what assurances were secured as to how proceeds of sale would be used.
(33633)
78  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her Department's spending levels in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, with reference to its expenditure limits.
(33428)
79  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many newly qualified teachers had failed to achieve the award of qualified teacher status by 31st December 2001.
(33427)
80  
  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the Department's underspend on its expenditure limits in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(33429)
81  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the cases of (a) suspected fraud and (b) misuse of public funds notified to her Department involving training and enterprise councils, and in each case the sums involved, for each financial year up to 31st March 2001; which ones have been the subject of investigation by her Department; how many cases have been referred by her Department to the police; how many of the investigations (i) have been terminated, and for each of those cases the grounds on which that decision was taken, (ii) have resulted in a criminal prosecution and (iii) continue, and what sums have been recovered as a result; what controls were put in place for training and enterprise councils to minimise the possibility of fraud and misuse of public funds; what lessons her Department drew from the cases; and how these were applied in relation to individual learning accounts.
(33785)
82  
  
Alan Howarth (Newport East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is in respect of the latest research assessment exercise.
(33699)
83  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects the Prisoners Learning and Skills Unit to complete its review of the funding procurement and delivery of prison education.
(32253)
84  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January, Official Report, column 1006W, if he will publish the latest available information on the overall floor area of temporary school accommodation in each local education authority; and if she will make a statement.
(31609)
85  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33550)
86  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she is taking to promote drug awareness in schools
(33735)
87  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of difficulties experienced by schools in going from Threshold 1 to Threshold 2; and if she will make a statement.
(33055)
88  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to deregulate Key Stage 4; and if she will make a statement.
(33054)
89  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33467)
90  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33574)
91  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the policy of the Department is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33472)
92  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33443)
93  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33444)
94  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33581)
95  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33453)
96  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of, (b) between 40 and 60 days of receiving and (c) over 60 days after receiving the £10 administration fee.
(33562)
97  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the Department's procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if she will place a copy in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(33481)
98  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 60 days and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are still outstanding.
(33569)
99  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what administration fees are charged by the Department for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33460)
100  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) five, (b) six and (c) seven year olds in (i) St Helens South, (ii) St Helens Metropolitan Borough Authority and (iii) Merseyside were in class sizes of over 30 in (A) 1997, (B) 1998, (C) 1999, (D) 2000 and (E) 2001.
(33696)
101  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) three and (b) four year olds in St Helens South there are (i) with a full-time nursery place and (ii) without a full-time nursery place.
(33697)
102  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by her Department in each of the last 24 months; and if she will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33241)
103  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what events (a) she is and (b) other Ministers in her Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events her Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33259)
104  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33680)
105  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the provisions as outlined in the European Directive on Animal Transport (Council Directive 91/625/EEC, as amended by 95/628/EEC) are working to protect non-human primates during transport; and if she will make a statement.
(32633)
106  
  
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to revise the legislation on protection of hedgerows.
(33652)
107  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what operational changes have resulted in changes in the number of cases of BSE confirmed by active surveillance.
(32197)
108  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff (a) are employed examining meat imports into the United Kingdom; and (b) were so employed in each of the last six years.
(32196)
109  
N  
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to clarify the powers which local authorities have to act in respect of smell nuisance from sewage treatment works.
(32065)
110  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33551)
111  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the (a) Disease Control System Database and (b) Veterinary Laboratory Agency foot and mouth disesase case database.
(33596)
112  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reduce noise pollution in the UK.
(33736)
113  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for West Worcestershire will receive an answer to his question tabled on 15th January (ref 28512).
(32857)
114  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Inverness East and Lochaber of 3rd July 2001 on behalf of Dr A. Jones of Nethy Bridge.
(32246)
115  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress is being made in regard to the Wye Navigation Order.
(33118)
116  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what events (a) she is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events her Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33253)
117  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by her Department in each of the last 24 months; and if she will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33235)
118  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33679)
119  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will reply to the question from the honourable Member for Tiverton and Honiton (ref 27653) of 10th January, on gross receipts of the windfall tax on Railtrack.
(32950)
120  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a progressive beer duty to assist small-scale brewers.
(31310)
121  
N  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the concession under which the penalty for not submitting a return on time will not be charged if the Revenue reject a return as incomplete and the taxpayer returns it within 14 days will apply this year; and what the statutory authority is that allows the Revenue to reject a return in such circumstances.
(32736)
122  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many manufacturing jobs in central London have been lost since 1st April 2001.
(33701)
123  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many changes there have been in the scope of VAT since May 1997.
(32929)
124  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the yield would be of increasing (a) the higher rate and (b) the standard rate of income tax by 1p.
(32866)
125  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of VAT would be if the yield were maintained but all goods and services currently exempt or zero rated were classified as being standard rated.
(32863)
126  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on the economy of a fall in the value of sterling relative to (a) the US dollar, (b) the euro and (c) the yen by 10 per cent. compared to its rate at 1st January.
(32865)
127  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the capital gains tax rate would be if the current yield was maintained but taper relief was abolished.
(32864)
128  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the changes made to the taxation of share options since 1st May 1997.
(32927)
129  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of (a) individuals and (b) companies filed their tax returns electronically in 2000.
(32949)
130  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed by (a) the Inland Revenue and (b) Customs and Excise at (i) 1st May 1997, (ii) 31st December 1997, (iii) 31st December 1998, (iv) 31st December 1999, (v) 31st December 2000 and (vi) at the most recent date.
(32930)
131  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what studies of tax compliance costs have been completed by the Inland Revenue since May 1997.
(32862)
132  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the (a) full and (b) partial regulatory impact assessments published in respect of the proposed change in the tax system since May 1997.
(32926)
133  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people (a) only paid tax at the rate of 10p in the pound and (b) would have done so if they had not claimed the children's tax credit in 2000-01.
(32867)
134  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the (a) yield of, (b) cost of collection of and (c) number of employees collecting (i) the climate change levy, (ii) the aggregates levy, (iii) inheritance tax, (iv) capital gains tax, (v) corporation tax, (vi) income tax, (vii) value added tax, (viii) excise duty, (ix) stamp duty, (x) customs duty and (xi) national insurance.
(32869)
135  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households completed neither a tax return nor a tax credit claim form in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01.
(32868)
136  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes he has made in accounting for (a) taxes and (b) spending since May 1997; and what the impact of these changes has been.
(32951)
137  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of stamp duty rate increases on the housing market.
(32928)
138  
N  
Alan Keen (Feltham & Heston):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the most recent quarterly statistical returns are of the number of awards for (a) working families tax credit, (b) disabled persons tax credit and (c) children's tax credit for (i) the constituency of Brentford and Isleworth and (ii) the constituency of Feltham and Heston.
(31311)
139  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33546)
140  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33585)
141  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40, (b) between 40 and 60 and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are still outstanding.
(33435)
142  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what administration fees are charged by the Department for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33464)
143  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Department's procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33485)
144  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33578)
145  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33437)
146  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33457)
147  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of, (b) between 40 and 60 days of receiving and (c) over 60 days after receiving the £10 administration fee.
(33566)
148  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33471)
149  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33448)
150  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the policy of the Department is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33478)
151  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to press other governments to (a) increase their total international aid budget and (b) secure the abolition of education charges in the developing world by 2005.
(33516)
152  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the UK's total international aid budget; and if education will be made a spending priority within this budget.
(33515)
153  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales concerning their role in agreeing the content of future census forms in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(33522)
154  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33245)
155  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33227)
156  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33689)
157  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations with Iran.
(33634)
158  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's involvement with the UK-Japan 21st Century Group.
(32259)
159  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he will have at the February conference of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group.
(32258)
160  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the European Parliament Report of the Temporary Committee on the Echelon Interception System.
(32634)
161  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions in 2001 attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to computers in his Department by hacking; and of those how many were successful.
(32738)
162  
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 36W, on British expatriates in Spain, what figures are held by the (a) Foreign Office and (b) the British Embassy in Spain, as to the number of UK nationals living permanently in Spain.
(33125)
163  
N  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on recent allegations made by Britain in the United Nations Sanctions Committee that Syria has violated UN sanctions on Iraqi oil.
(32860)
164  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33540)
165  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from employees or directors of Ispat International between May 1997 and December 2001; and if he will list them by date and subject.
(33113)
166  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list meetings between (a) department ministers and (b) senior departmental officials and representatives of Ispat International between May 1997 and December 2001, indicating the date of each meeting.
(33114)
167  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Kenyan Government about the imposition of import duties on goods being sent from the United Kingdom to aid street children; and if he will make a statement.
(33053)
168  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33246)
169  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33226)
170  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33678)
171  
  
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the provision of pay-to-view television for patients in (a) the James Paget Hospital in Gorlston, Norfolk and (b) other NHS hospitals; and whether NHS hospitals are permitted to cease provision of free-to-air television.
(33595)
172  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patient stays in the last three years in NHS hospitals were subject to recovery of costs because the individual concerned had been involved in a motor accident; and how much revenue arose (a) by entitlement to recovery and (b) by actual repayment.
(32462)
173  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statistics his Department collects concerning (a) (i) primary and (ii) contributory diagnosis relating to malnutrition and (b) the weight of patients on (1) admission and (2) discharge from hospital by age.
(32624)
174  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on access to NHS dentistry on the Wirral.
(33487)
175  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total income from sales of property by NHS trusts and health authorities was in each financial year since 1997-98; and what his estimate is for each of the next five years.
(33307)
176  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contact there has been between his Department and Professor James Malone-Lee since 1st January.
(33496)
177  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, have many NHS trusts charge for a muchal fold scan for mothers over the age of 35 years.
(33756)
178  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral statement of 23rd January, Official Report, column 880W, what involvement Professor Malone-Lee had in the drafting of the letter from the Whittington Hospital read out by the Prime Minister.
(33630)
179  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls to NHS Direct are initially dealt with by a call handler who is not a qualified nurse.
(33757)
180  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time was for a caller to NHS Direct to speak to a qualified nurse in the last 12 months.
(33758)
181  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the results were of the consultation on congestion charging for essential workers which concluded on 18th January.
(33493)
182  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the rate of delayed discharge was for (a) patients aged over 75 years in March 1997 and (b) all patients in the quarter end December 2001.
(33498)
183  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 629W, on the NHS Reform Bill, how he defines the term key local stakeholder.
(33528)
184  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the activity levels were in the quarter to (a) September 2000 and (b) September 2001 for (i) new attendances at accident and emergency departments, (ii) first outpatient attendances, (iii) general and acute elective hospital spells and (iv) general and acute non-elective spells.
(33499)
185  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to allow general practitioners over the age of 50 years to join the NHS pension scheme.
(33494)
186  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many disabled parking spaces are available at North Durham University Hospital.
(33495)
187  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued on the level of minimum provision of disabled parking spaces at NHS hospitals.
(33497)
188  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out under the NHS and performed in the private sector in the last 12 months.
(33759)
189  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doses of smallpox vaccine are available in the UK.
(33695)
190  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of eligible residents in nursing homes have been assessed for the level of need for financial support for their nursing care.
(32964)
191  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been waiting (a) more than six months and (b) more than 12 months for treatment in the 10 health authority areas that receive (i) the highest and (ii) the lowest weighted expenditure per head of population.
(32963)
192  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the size of maternity units in the NHS.
(32965)
193  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new care homes have been registered in Portsmouth South since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(33592)
194  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) amount spent on funding care homes through local authorities and (b) the cost of care by region in 2001 was; and if he will make a statement.
(33590)
195  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to collect centrally the figures for survival rates following unplanned moves of care home residents from their care home; and if he will make a statement.
(33593)
196  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many older people moved into care owing to reaching the cost ceiling for care in the home in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(33591)
197  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nursing home and residential care beds have been lost in the last three years by region; and if he will make a statement.
(33594)
198  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who have been appointed to a position within the NHS by the NHS Appointments Commission have declared a party political interest.
(33730)
199  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who had been appointed to a position within the NHS by the NHS Appointments Commission had declared a political interest, broken down by political parties in 1997; and what proportion of the total number of appointees this represents for each political party.
(33729)
200  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29th January (ref 27681) what the figure would have been for (a) 1999 and (b) 2000 if the counting procedures had been corrected in those years.
(32858)
201  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute beds were blocked last year in Oxfordshire owing to a shortage of long term care places.
(33586)
202  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason osteoporosis has been left out of NICE's scope for the development of a clinical guideline on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people.
(32856)
203  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33541)
204  
  
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the National Health Service Framework for Diabetes will receive additional dedicated funding centrally.
(33666)
205  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were carried out in the South Humber Health Authority area in each year from 1992 to 2001; and how many operations were cancelled in each of those years.
(33491)
206  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were born to women under the age of 18 years, per year, beween 1990 and 2001 (a) in the UK and (b) in Bassetlaw.
(33510)
207  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to convene the New Prescribing Advisory Committee.
(33501)
208  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce his timetable for commencing section 63, on the extension of prescribing rights, of the Health and Social Care Act 2001.
(33502)
209  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to extend prescribing rights to registered optometrists.
(33500)
210  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the waiting lists for angiogram assessment in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire.
(33056)
211  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the pay and conditions of control room staff in the (a) ambulance, (b) police and (c) fire services under the new combined working arrangements.
(33052)
212  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the pay of paramedics in the Ambulance Service; and if he will make a statement.
(33051)
213  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what administration fees are charged by the Department for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33459)
214  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 60 days and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are still outstanding.
(33568)
215  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 60 days and (c) over 60 days after receiving the £10 administration fee.
(33561)
216  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33442)
217  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33580)
218  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33445)
219  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the policy of the Department is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33473)
220  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Department's procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33480)
221  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33573)
222  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33452)
223  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33466)
224  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Wyre Forest constituency are waiting for non-urgent prostate surgery; and how long they can expect to wait.
(33534)
225  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement relating to the availability to patients in the West Midlands of Herceptin prior to the publication of NICE guidance.
(33535)
226  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of NHS patients treated privately by allowing consenting patients to contribute a part of the cost; and if he will make a statement.
(33532)
227  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the date when paramedics will commence administering thrombolytic drugs to heart attack patients in the Wyre Forest constituency before their journey to hospital in Worcester.
(33533)
228  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her Answer of 9th November 2001, Official Report, column 478W, on consultation documents, how many of the consultation documents issued by his Department in 2000 defined a preferred option; and in how many of these the preferred option was adopted.
(33536)
229  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) general practitioner practices, (b) health trusts and (c) health authorities paid their pension contributions late in the last period for which figures are available.
(33621)
230  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33233)
231  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33251)
232  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33677)
233  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what will be the functions, establishment and annual budget of the proposed Ministerial Briefing Unit; and if he will make a statement.
(32626)
234  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to ensure that non-designated overseas breeding and supply establishments of non-human primates supplying the UK are complying with the Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals in Designated Breeding and Supply Establishments; and if he will make a statement.
(32630)
235  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many covert surveillance operations were authorised in each year from 1999 to date under (a) the Police Act 1997 and (b) the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
(32635)
236  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how often non-designated overseas breeding and supply establishments of non-human primates supplying the UK are inspected in person by members of the Home Office Inspectorate; and if he will make a statement.
(32631)
237  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in 2001 attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to computers in his Department by hacking; and of those how many were successful.
(32739)
238  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many wild-caught non-human primates, by (a) species and (b) purpose of procedure, are in UK facilities designated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.
(32628)
239  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds the ban on the use of great apes in research and testing in the UK was made; and if he will make a statement.
(32632)
240  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in (a) establishing an EU register of non-human primates in breeding, supply and research establishments and (b) enforcing minimum standards of housing and care across member states; and if he will make a statement.
(32629)
241  
  
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progess has been made in implementing the recommendations accepted in the Government response to the Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs report on cemeteries.
(33653)
242  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has commissioned into fear of crime amongst older people; how actual crime levels compare to perceptions of crime; and what measures his Department is taking to tackle (a) the perception and (b) the reality.
(32623)
243  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if police officers in areas other than London receive (a) an additional allowance and (b) weighting allowance.
(33121)
244  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if police officers in Scotland receive a housing allowance.
(33120)
245  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have finished their basic training course and are waiting a start date; and if he will make a statement.
(33588)
246  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department (a) is giving and (b) will give in future years to the schemes for young offenders run by the Army Cadet Force Leadership as Outreach.
(33304)
247  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the hijackers of the Afghan jet which landed at Stansted Airport (a) have been deported and (b) remain in the UK.
(31399)
248  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33542)
249  
N  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
(29786)
250  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the processing of (a) asylum and (b) immigration cases.
(29858)
251  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place a copy of his Department's policy checklist in the Library; and what status this checklist has in the decision making process of the Department.
(33632)
252  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the proposed asylum accommodation centres will be constructed using the Private Finance Initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(33698)
253  
  
Mr Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham, Perry Barr):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy on the victim support network; and if he will encourage local authorities to assist the scheme financially and provide further financial assistance to the service.
(33751)
254  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees and asylum seekers will be kept in Winchester Prison as of 31st January.
(33060)
255  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was of employing a police constable for a year in (a) a provincial police force and (b) London in the last 12 months.
(32735)
256  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to increase funding for West Mercia Police to the average level for English shire forces.
(33732)
257  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to increase the numbers of police officers in West Mercia by the number needed for it to reach the average of the 35 English and Welsh forces.
(33733)
258  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33229)
259  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33247)
260  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33676)
261  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what evidence her Department has collated of civil unrest resulting from water shortages in developing countries in the last 12 months.
(33514)
262  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with European Union Ministers regarding the decline in water tables in developing countries.
(33513)
263  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations the Government has made to the United Nations regarding the decline in water tables in certain developing countries.
(33512)
264  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33552)
265  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received from employees or directors of Ispat International between May 1997 and December 2001; and if she will list them by date and subject.
(33112)
266  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department has taken to eradicate third world Debt; and what steps have been taken to encourage other European states to fulfil their role on this issue.
(33490)
267  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she is making to the IMF on the need to include financing free basic education in the public spending targets they set for developing countries; and if she will make a statement.
(33521)
268  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she is making to the World Bank to deliver deeper debt relief to countries with strong national education for all plans; and if she will make a statement.
(33520)
269  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken to launch a global initiative to achieve free basic education for all; and if she will make a statement.
(33518)
270  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to secure the abolition of education charges by 2005.
(33517)
271  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the UK's total international aid budget is spent on basic education; and if she will make a statement.
(33519)
272  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what events (a) she is and (b) other Ministers in her Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events her Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33254)
273  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by her Department in each of the last 24 months; and if she will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33236)
274  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33675)
275  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will introduce proposals to amend restrictions on the timing of the release of Cabinet papers.
(33123)
276  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many car parking spaces are reserved for judges; what the total cost is of providing such spaces; and what criteria are used for allocating car parking spaces to judges.
(33682)
277  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what green travel plans are in place for (a) the Official Solicitor's Office, (b) the Council on Tribunals, (c) the Statutory Publications Office, (d) the Judge Advocate General's Office, (e) the staff employed on Domestic Legal Services in his Department and (f) the Legal Services Commission.
(33665)
278  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what car parking spaces are provided and what the average annual cost of providing them is for the (a) Domestic Legal Services, (b) Legal Services Commission, (c) Legal Services Ombudsman and (d) Law Commission.
(33658)
279  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what green travel plans are in place for (a) judges, (b) the Court Service, (c) magistrates' courts, and (d) staff in the Department, deployed on (i) freedom of information and (ii) data protection and identity.
(33693)
280  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what car parking spaces are provided and what the average annual cost is for providing such spaces to (a) CAFCASS, (b) the Public Guardianship Office and (c) the Public Record Office.
(33660)
281  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what car parking spaces are provided for staff employed in the Land Registry; and what the average annual cost is of providing such spaces.
(33659)
282  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what green travel plans are in place for the (a) Public Record Office and (b) the Northern Ireland Court Service.
(33721)
283  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the average annual cost per judge of providing transport in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(33683)
284  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what green travel plans his Department has for (a) the Land Registry, (b) CAFCASS and (c) the Public Guardianship Office.
(33663)
285  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what green travel plans are in place for (a) the Legal Services Ombudsman's Office and (b) the Law Commission.
(33681)
286  
  
Mr George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what car parking spaces are provided and what the average annual cost of providing such spaces is for (a) the Official Solicitor's Office, (b) the Council on Tribunals, (c) the Statutory Publications Office and (d) the Judge Advocate General's Office.
(33657)
287  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people from Warrington North Constituency were serving as magistrates in Warrington (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(32254)
288  
  
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost (b) new equipment needed and (c) modifications needed to existing IT software to adapt to entry to the euro for (a) the Court Service, (b) magistrates' courts, (c) freedom of information, (d) data protection and identity services, (e) the Land Registry, (f) CAFCASS, (g) the Public Guardianship Office, (h) the Public Record Office, (i) the Northern Ireland Court Service, (j) the Statutory Compilations Office and (k) community legal services.
(33631)
289  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33537)
290  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Home Office Report of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual People.
(29880)
291  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his policy is on the Auld proposal for district judges to sit with panels of JPs.
(33723)
292  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much his Department has spent on (a) producing and (b) distributing the video to persuade people to become judges; and if he will list the people and organisations to whom it has been distributed.
(33744)
293  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff are employed to advise the Lord Chancellor on judicial appointments; and at what annual cost.
(33745)
294  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the representations he has received in favour of the jury system.
(33746)
295  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received advocating a Judicial Appointments Commission; and if he will place copies in the Library.
(33749)
296  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has to reduce the retirement age of judges.
(33748)
297  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received on the Auld consultation; and if he will place copies of the responses in the Library.
(33747)
298  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33674)
299  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33544)
300  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33252)
301  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33234)
302  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33672)
303  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the President of the Council, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33543)
304  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the President of the Council, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33248)
305  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the President of the Council, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33230)
306  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the President of the Council, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33673)
307  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the agenda for the February conference of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group.
(32256)
308  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 102W, on BP, for what reason his normal practice did not apply in respect of Enron; and if he will disapply it in respect of BP.
(33303)
309  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what information from the Railtrack administrator he has received to indicate that they have uncovered greater financial difficulties at the company than had previously been recognised.
(33395)
310  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has received from employees or directors of Ispat International between May 1997 and December 2001; and if he will list them by date and subject.
(33117)
311  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what meetings have taken place and on which dates between (a) himself, (b) officials within the Prime Minister's office and and (c) special advisers within the Prime Minister's office and representatives of Ispat International since May 1997.
(33116)
312  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what guidance he has given to Ministers on the time taken to respond to written parliamentary questions.
(32855)
313  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the policy of his Office is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33474)
314  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33446)
315  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what his estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33441)
316  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what administration fees are charged by his Office for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33458)
317  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 No 10 has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33465)
318  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33579)
319  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 his Office has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 administration fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33436)
320  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33572)
321  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33451)
322  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, what his procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33479)
323  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 60 days and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are still outstanding.
(33567)
324  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the work of his special adviser with responsibility for issues relating to the broadcasting industry.
(33325)
325  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, what events he is planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33243)
326  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33225)
327  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, who is responsible for making the decision about the switch off of the analogue television signal.
(33326)
328  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Prime Minister, in relation to the meeting that he had on 2nd December 1999 with Lou Gerstner, what the criteria were according to which that meeting was arranged; what its outcome was; and if he will make a statement.
(33670)
329  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to the honourable Member for Linlithgow of 21st January, Official Report, columns 627-8W, on the Forth Rail Bridge, if she will make a statement on which Scottish transport issues are reserved matters.
(33432)
330  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by her Department in each of the last 24 months; and if she will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33239)
331  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33257)
332  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33671)
333  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many prosecutions were instituted by the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales in respect of fraudulent credit card transactions by use of the Internet in 2001.
(33560)
334  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Solicitor General, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33554)
335  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Solicitor General, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33692)
336  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much to date has been paid to lawyers who are handling claims for former coalminers under the (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger compensation claims for unsuccessful cases.
(33668)
337  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how long on average it took to process a claim for compensation on behalf of coalminers suffering from (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger, by region, in the last 12 months.
(33669)
338  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what was the average length of time taken to process a claim for compensation on behalf of coalminers suffering from (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger, by each firm of solicitors, in the last 12 months.
(33662)
339  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been paid to date to each firm of solicitors involved in the compensation claims for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger of former coalminers.
(33667)
340  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been paid out to former coalminers to date, in each region, as compensation for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger; and if she will make a statement.
(33661)
341  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the level of foreign investment in the Greater London area has been in each of the last three years.
(33557)
342  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) boys and (b) girls are taking apprenticeships within the construction industry in England and Wales.
(33559)
343  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the cost to small businesses of employment tribunals in the last calendar year.
(33703)
344  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps have been taken to ensure new medical schools receive research support money.
(33430)
345  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in invoicing the number of scientific attache«s in overseas embassies.
(33431)
346  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people from the Warrington North constituency were members of employment tribunals or the Employment Appeals Tribunal (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(32255)
347  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much funding has been provided to broadband projects in the South West by the Broadband Fund since its announcement.
(33754)
348  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Broadband Fund has received clearance from the European Commission as required by the state aid regulations.
(33753)
349  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on deployment of broadband on a region-by-region basis in the UK.
(33752)
350  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the publicity given to the Broadband Fund by the South West Regional Development Agency between 8th October 2001 and 20th December 2001 in raising awareness within the private sector.
(33726)
351  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on (a) the regulations for application and (b) the application process for applicants seeking funding from the Broadband Fund.
(33760)
352  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) technical support and (b) state aid regulations compliance support is being provided to the South West Regional Development Agency by her Department to assist them in the construction of their policy for broadband deployment in the South West.
(33743)
353  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what part mapping of existing broadband service availability in the UK forms of her strategy for broadband deployment; to what extent mapping has been completed; and to what extent the mapping data is available in the public domain.
(33750)
354  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to encourage participation by her Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33553)
355  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was paid by the Government from January to December 2001 in Wrexham for respiratory disease pursuant to the miners' compensation scheme for (a) damages to claimants and (b) legal costs for claimants' lawyers.
(33530)
356  
  
Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employers in Stathkelvin and Bearsden constituency have breached the national minimum wage regulations.
(33654)
357  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what regulations exist to limit the use of fire sprinklers in listed buildings.
(33509)
358  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans there are to increase the maximum weekly pay figure used when calculating redundancy payments in 2002.
(33731)
359  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support her Department plans to give to small glazing businesses in Bassetlaw who will not be able to afford the local authority building control fee when the legislation comes into effect on 1st April.
(33511)
360  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what government assistance has been made available to Federal Mogul at (a) its UK plants and (b) its Sunderland plant in the last five years.
(33739)
361  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from employees or directors of Ispat International between May 1997 and December 2001; and if she will list them by date and subject.
(33111)
362  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list meetings between (a) department ministers and (b) senior departmental officials and representatives of Ispat International between May 1997 and December 2001, indicating the date of each meeting.
(33115)
363  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to promote the take-up of green technologies.
(33737)
364  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether a code of conduct exists for the Office of Fair Trading when investigating complaints against companies; and if she will make a statement.
(33049)
365  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to promote British oil fabrication yards in their bid for downstream work from the BP Clair field.
(32257)
366  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what economic assessment she has made of a bid by a British company for a platform for BP's Clair field in terms of employment and economic activity.
(32251)
367  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the prospects for the downstream fabrication industry over the next five years.
(32249)
368  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research her Department has commissioned on the effects of (a) rural post-offices, (b) post-buses and (c) directly employed Consignia staff on economic activity by constituency in each year since 1999.
(32247)
369  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the timescale involved for the granting of the contract to build the platform for the BP Clair field.
(32252)
370  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the National Audit Office report on Consignia.
(32245)
371  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she last met (a) UKOOA and (b) LASCOF to discuss the future for oil fabrication.
(32250)
372  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the implications are for postal services of the judgment in Consignia plc v Hays plc; and if she will make a statement.
(33489)
373  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by her Department in each of the last 24 months; and if she will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33240)
374  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what events (a) she is and (b) other Ministers in her Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events her Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33258)
375  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish the United Kingdom Spectrum Management Report submitted by Professor Martin Cave.
(33309)
376  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33691)
377  
  
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many of the dwellings built or improved under the city challenge scheme for 1992 to 1998 are still occupied.
(33656)
378  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was the (a) average time and (b) maximum permitted time taken to complete an investigation by the Marine Accident Investigation Board in the last five years.
(32198)
379  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to publish the report by the Marine Accident Investigation Board into the sinking of the Solway Harvester.
(32199)
380  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy that the revaluation of domestic properties for the purposes of council tax should be yield-neutral within each local authority.
(33702)
381  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Government will consider the likely net revenues of the Mayor of London's proposed congestion charging scheme against the opportunity cost of the scheme when assessing whether the spending plan represents value for money.
(33741)
382  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what criteria he will use when assessing whether the Mayor of London's plan for spending congestion charging revenues represents value for money.
(33742)
383  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will provide details of the subjects discussed at meetings with the Chancellor of the Exchequer over the weekend of 26th and 27th January; and what outcomes emerged from such discussions.
(33724)
384  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the plans he has for detrunking the A36 through West Wellow.
(33629)
385  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many studies initiated since 1997 have covered subjects that have previously been the subject of studies by his Department since 1972.
(32959)
386  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what assumptions about future fare levels the 10 year Plan and the SRA Strategic Plan are based.
(32935)
387  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will make a further statement on the East London Line.
(32940)
388  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 26291, what specialist credentials Schroder Salomon Smith Barney have that rendered them suitable for this work; and what tendering process took place to select advisers.
(33410)
389  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the situation concerning the Central Railway proposal.
(32957)
390  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to promote Crossrail through a hybrid bill.
(32946)
391  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 31544, if it is his policy to build a new dual carriageway or motorway link through mid-Wales along the route of the link in the Essen plan.
(33393)
392  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total public sector subsidy for buses was, at current prices, in each year between 1991 and 2001.
(32956)
393  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who will have executive responsibility for establishing the special purpose financing vehicle for investment in routes operated by South Central.
(32932)
394  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the promotors of Crossrail will be able to bring forward and construct the scheme earlier than envisaged in the SRA Strategic Plan; and if he will provide public financial support for such a move.
(32947)
395  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy to allow mixed use of lines by heavy and light rail services on routes, in a similar way to the Tyne and Wear Metro extension.
(33406)
396  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates he has made of the availability of network capacity to run East London Line trains to Croydon.
(32941)
397  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, Ref 28541, if he will list the schemes that have been previously identified and those which have not.
(33404)
398  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last met the Mayor of London to discuss Crossrail.
(32948)
399  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, Ref 31538, how much of the £3.5 billion of funding had not been announced prior to 14th January 2002; how much of the funding is capital investment; and how much of this is unallocated.
(33407)
400  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether it is his policy to allow funding for Crossrail to be raised through a public bond issue.
(32939)
401  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 30241, which SRA officials are participating in the bid team; and on what contractual basis.
(33411)
402  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, Ref 30261, if he will list the infrastructure projects that will not require some funding through special purpose vehicles.
(33405)
403  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total (a) loan facility and (b) working capital facility drawn down by the Railtrack Administrator under the commercial loan agreement is.
(32938)
404  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the SRA Strategic Plan will deliver additional capacity at a faster rate than projected passenger growth.
(32934)
405  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 31541, if he will make a statement on the timetable required to achieve the target dates for the complete opening of the East London Line as outlined in the SRA strategic plan.
(33392)
406  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the estimated cost is of multimodal studies initiated since 1997.
(32958)
407  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the additional money originally announced on 14th January for the railways includes the additional funding for Railtrack brought forward from Control Period 3 into Control Period 2.
(32937)
408  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations the SRA has made on the achievability of the 50 per cent. target for passenger growth in the 10 year Plan.
(32936)
409  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the public funding for investment in the railways in the 10 Year Plan is uncommitted.
(32944)
410  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 31540, if he will make a statement on the cost implications of the October 2000 final conclusions of the Rail Regulator's periodic review of access charges.
(33391)
411  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in which financial years the additional finance for the railways announced on 29th January will be allocated and spent.
(32961)
412  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, where the development work on the 10 year plan identified 23 per cent. spare capacity on the rail network in forming its assumptions for future growth potential.
(33394)
413  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 30241, how and when these costs will be repaid to the SRA.
(33409)
414  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the level of unallocated financial reserves in the total allocation for the 10 year plan on (a) 14th January and (b) 30th January.
(32960)
415  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the PPP scheme for London Underground will deliver additional capacity at a faster rate than projected passenger growth.
(32933)
416  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether Schroder Salomon Smith Barney are retained by his Department.
(33412)
417  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total public sector investment on transport was between 1987 and 1997; and what the figure is in 2002 prices.
(32954)
418  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether public investment in the Railways under the 10 Year Plan includes the public sector contribution to projected payments to Railtrack in Control Period 2.
(32945)
419  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the proposed Central London congestion scheme on public transport and road congestion in areas immediately outside London.
(32952)
420  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the cost of setting up a special purpose financing vehicle; and from what source funding will be drawn to finance the establishment of such financing vehicles for rail projects.
(32931)
421  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library legal advice received by his Department about the use of repeater signs in 30mph speed limits.
(32943)
422  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 31540, what proportion of the funding relates to each of (i), (ii) and (iii).
(33390)
423  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 26291, what took place between the meeting with the Chairman of Railtrack and 6th August that led him to appoint advisers.
(33413)
424  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what means he has set a target figure for private investment in rail under the 10 year plan.
(32953)
425  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what feasibility study has been carried out into the construction of a new Central Line station at Bishopsgate; and what conclusion that study reached.
(32942)
426  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what additional projects he will bring forward following the additional finance for the railways announced on 29th January.
(32962)
427  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what total public sector investment was in roads, at current prices, in each year between 1991 and 2001.
(32955)
428  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, ref 30241, from which budget within the SRA these costs are being drawn; if these funds are directly or indirectly provided (a) in part or (b) in total by public funds and on what legal basis the SRA is financing the bid costs.
(33408)
429  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement regarding the application made by North Yorkshire Police Authority under the Bellwin Scheme to cover its costs associated with the Selby rail crash.
(33740)
430  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the PPP contracts as drafted will allow lowering of the current standards of disabled access being provided by London Underground Ltd when carrying out new building and refurbishments.
(33784)
431  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, why the new draft public private partnership contracts grant the infrastructure companies the right to challenge London Underground Ltd's implementation of its obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Part 3, access to goods and services.
(33783)
432  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his plans are for widening the M6 motorway; and if he will make a statement.
(33664)
433  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps are being taken to force public sector agencies in the South West to obtain best value for telecommunications services; and to what extent such agencies are being encouraged to use broadband.
(33728)
434  
  
Jim Knight (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the costs of telecommunications services within public sector agencies in the South West Region were in the last five years broken down by county.
(33727)
435  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33545)
436  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date he reappointed board members to Shoreham Port Authority and if he will name those appointed; what the reasons were for not reappointing previous board members to Shoreham Port Authority; what plans he has for further appointments to Shoreham Port Authority; and when they will be announced.
(33124)
437  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list his official engagements since 16th November 2001; and what mode of transport he used to get to engagements outside Westminister.
(33059)
438  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the dedicated unit within Railtrack which is aimed at identifying and more speedily addressing problems and faults with the railway infrastructure was set up; how many people are employed within the unit; and what its remit is.
(33044)
439  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many contracts have been let to Arthur Andersen by his Department since 1997 on (a) matters relating to the railways and (b) other matters.
(33045)
440  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 584 W, on departmental consultants, on what matters relating to Railtrack his Department is continuing to receive advice from Arthur Andersen.
(33046)
441  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to extend the eligibility for transport action powershift grants for converting cars over five years old to use LPG.
(33622)
442  
  
John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to encourage regeneration in inner city areas.
(33738)
443  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many local authorities in England and Wales provide concessionary travel schemes for public transport for (a) pensioners, (b) the blind, (c) the disabled, (d) children aged under 16 years and (e) 16 to 18 year olds in full-time education.
(33556)
444  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations his Department has received on the banning of mobile phone use by car drivers.
(32248)
445  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33584)
446  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what administration fees are charged by the Department for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33463)
447  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the Department's procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33484)
448  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the policy of the Department is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33477)
449  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33577)
450  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33456)
451  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40, (b) between 40 and 60 and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are outstanding.
(33434)
452  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33447)
453  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33470)
454  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33438)
455  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of, (b) between 40 and 60 days of receiving and (c) over 60 days after receiving the £10 administration fee.
(33565)
456  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the incidents involving trains carrying (a) radioactive materials and (b) other nuclear materials which have resulted in the radioactive contamination of (i) vehicles and (ii) packaging in the North West of England in the last six months.
(33526)
457  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to introduce a statutory duty on coastal local authorities to plan for and undertake shoreline clean-ups following marine pollution incidents; and if he will make a statement.
(33523)
458  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much funding has been awarded by central government to local authorities to cover the expense of (a) preparing plans, (b) training staff and (c) engaging in multi-agency exercises to promote the integrated emergency management approach advocated by central government.
(33524)
459  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish his Department's contribution to the Cabinet Office's review of the future of emergency planning.
(33755)
460  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from (a) local government associations and (b) individual local authorities concerning the introduction of a statutory duty on coastal local authorities to undertake shoreline clean-ups following marine pollution incidents.
(33525)
461  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect on local authorities of (a) the recommendations of the 'Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas' report of 1995 and (b) the Sea Empress incident in West Wales in 1996.
(33527)
462  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 202W, on community transport schemes, what sources of finance will be available to sustain community transport schemes when the Rural Bus Challenge scheme is ended.
(32861)
463  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much each local authority has spent on combating benefit fraud in each financial year since 1997.
(33627)
464  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of households in which the head of the household is registered as disabled paid at least (a) five per cent., (b) 10 per cent. and (c) 15 per cent. of their gross income in council tax in the last year for which figures are available.
(33625)
465  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th December 2001, Official Report, column 1018W, on the Millennium Dome, what advice he has received on when the holes in the lining of the two skin roof of the Millennium Dome will be repaired.
(33389)
466  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 20W, on satellite television dishes, if he will make a statement on the process by which he will review planning regulations relating to satellite terminals to determine how current rules could be relaxed to facilitate broadband deployment; and when he plans to announce the result of the review.
(33387)
467  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33232)
468  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 17W, on the Millennium Dome, if he will state for each visitor to the Millennium Dome since 1st July whether they visited the interior of the Millennium Dome, indicating the length and purpose of safety training they received; and in how many cases no safety training was received; and for what reason.
(33388)
469  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33250)
470  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland, and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33690)
471  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33547)
472  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33237)
473  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33255)
474  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33688)
475  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many NHS patients were subject to hospital downrating of benefits in the last three years; what were the average delays in days between (a) their discharge from hospital and (b) their formal claim for restoration of benefit, and the first payment of such benefits; and what was the average delay from (i) discharge and (ii) claim to restoration of benefit for those experiencing the top decile of such delays.
(32463)
476  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has (a) allocated and (b) spent on the fuel direct scheme in each of the last four years; how many people have benefited in each year; and how the scheme is promoted.
(32625)
477  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with staff representatives about the impact of the introduction of Jobcentre Plus on staffing levels.
(33504)
478  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff have been (a) redeployed and (b) retrained as a result of the introduction of Jobcentre Plus; and what his estimate is of the costs incurred by his Department in undertakinig retraining programmes.
(33507)
479  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs have been lost to date as a result of the introduction of Jobcentre Plus; and how many have been lost from the (a) Benefits Agency and (b) Employment Service.
(33503)
480  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people employed by the Benefits Agency and the Employment Service will be moving to take up employment in new Jobcentre Plus offices; and what the timetable for such movements is.
(33506)
481  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether job losses will result from the integration of the Benefits Agency and the Employment Service; and how many of these will be (a) enforced redundancies, (b) voluntary redundancies and (c) early retirement.
(33505)
482  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Benefits Agency staff have been (a) threatened and (b) assaulted in each of the past five years.
(32971)
483  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the level of physical assaults that have taken place in Jobcentre Plus Pathfinder clusters compared with the level of assaults that have taken place in other centres administered by him.
(32966)
484  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional protection he will provide for Benefits Agency staff following the removal of security screens.
(32969)
485  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will introduce screened reception areas in benefit offices after the removal of security screens for individual desks.
(32967)
486  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend his security plans for benefits offices.
(32968)
487  
N  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide additional training for Benefits Agency staff to help them deal with individual threats.
(32970)
488  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receiving UK state pensions are resident in Spain.
(33488)
489  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 27th December 2001 from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Janet Hamnett.
(33529)
490  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4th to 17th March.
(33548)
491  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will direct the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus to consent to referring the current dispute with the Public and Commercial Services Union to ACAS for arbitration.
(33531)
492  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to restrict the winter fuel allowance to those of pensionable age; and if he will make a statement.
(33050)
493  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the safety of staff in jobcentres.
(33047)
494  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the removal of screens in Benefits Agency offices.
(33048)
495  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many requests the Department has received under the Data Protection Act 1988 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33583)
496  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what administration fees are charged by the Department for information requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33462)
497  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the average cost of processing each information request under the Data Protection Act 1998 in the last 12 months.
(33439)
498  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Department's procedure is for responding to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(33483)
499  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of, (b) between 40 and 60 days of receiving and (c) over 60 days after receiving the £10 administration fee.
(33564)
500  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the policy of the Department is for ensuring responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 are completed within 40 days; and what their procedure is to achieve this.
(33476)
501  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the longest period of time elapsed is between receiving (a) the administration fee and providing the information requested and (b) a request for information and providing the information requested, under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(33455)
502  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responses the Department has completed to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 1998 for (a) electronically held information and (b) paper documentation.
(33576)
503  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the period of time elapsed is for the oldest outstanding request for information under the Data Protection Act 1998, since receipt of the (a) original request and (b) administration fee.
(33449)
504  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 have been completed (a) within 40 days, (b) between 40 and 60 days and (c) over 60 days after receiving the original letter; and how many are outstanding.
(33571)
505  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of responses to requests for information under the Data Protection Act 1998 the Department has completed (a) within 40 days of receipt of the £10 fee, (b) between 40 and 60 days of and (c) over 60 days after receiving the administration fee.
(33469)
506  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out the basis for the statement by Baroness Hollis on 24th January (Lords Hansard, column 1642) regarding the proportion of men and women who receive the full basic state pension.
(32859)
507  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list each (a) public relations and (b) advertising firm that has been employed by his Department since 1997, indicating the (i) subject area and (ii) campaign they worked on in each case.
(33628)
508  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for each year since 1997, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of men aged between 60 and 64 years, who were not in receipt of a social security benefit, received a winter fuel payment.
(33623)
509  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were successfully prosecuted for (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit fraud in each local authority in 2000-01.
(33624)
510  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have undertaken childcare training and work experience through the New Deal for Young People; and how many of them have found permanent employment in this field.
(33626)
511  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what events (a) he is and (b) other Ministers in his Department are planning to attend as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and what events his Department is planning to arrange to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
(33249)
512  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) integrated digital and (b) analogue television sets have been bought by his Department in each of the last 24 months; and if he will publish the guidance given to officials making decisions on television purchases.
(33231)
513  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the total expenditure of his Department on IT systems and support in each year from May 1997 to date; how many IT contracts have been let in each of those years; of the other main contracting party in each of those contracts, how many have been (a) companies whose registered office is in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Northern Ireland and (b) foreign companies; and what are the names of the companies falling within category (a).
(33687)
514  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for Women, what budgetary provision has been made for the cost of the Women's Unit in the first financial year of its existence.
(33057)
515  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for Women, if she will make a statement on how the responsibilities of the Women's Unit differ from the responsibilities of the departmental ministers for women.
(33122)
516  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for Women, which matters devolved to the Scottish Parliament her office has involvement in.
(33119)
517  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for Women, how many staff have been assigned to the Women's Unit.
(33058)
518  
N  
Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made in 2002 under the terms of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
[Question Unstarred] (29854)
519  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) value of Government contracts awarded to (i) Arthur Andersen, (ii) Deloitte & Touche, (iii) Ernst & Young, (iv) KPMG and (v) PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (33415)
520  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it is his policy that the report prepared by Arthur Andersen accountants on the Private Finance Initiative will not be considered by the Government until the completion of the US Senate Committee investigation into Enron.
[Transferred] (33417)
521  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish a list of the employees of (a) Arthur Andersen, (b) Deloitte & Touche, (c) Ernst & Young, (d) KPMG and (e) PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants who have been seconded to work for the Government in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (33416)
522  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many attacks on staff have taken place at employment centres in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (33589)
523  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding Oxfordshire County Council will receive in order to dispose of refrigerators.
[Transferred] (33587)


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