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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 7 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 7 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Government funding is being made available to Manchester to support the Commonwealth Games.
(34763)
2  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the impact on the number of public houses if the number of gaming machines is restricted as recommended by the Budd Report.
(34742)
3  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate has been made of the impact on employment in the gaming machine industry if the recommendations of the Budd Report are agreed.
(34741)
4  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will provide an analysis for the money provided to Sport in the UK since 1977, broken down by source; and what her plans for future expenditure are.
(34479)
5  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the Home Office and what assessment she has made of the constitutional, administrative and financial implications for community amateur sports clubs seeking charitable status under the terms outlined in the Treasury consultation paper, Promoting Sport in the Community.
(34512)
6  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to improve access to archives.
(34561)
7  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration is being given to designating land on and around the Throckmorton airfield as an ancient monument; and if she will make a statment.
(34655)
8  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial assistance is provided to national governing bodies of sport to draw up and implement child protection policies; and what plans she has to provide further assistance.
(34518)
9  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of recent legislation and regulations on the organising of street parties and other celebrations for the Queens' Golden Jubilee.
(34153)
10  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the organising of street parties and other celebrations for the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
(34152)
11  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what rights and conditions of public access to the Royal parks are observed by those bodies responsible for their upkeep and administration.
(34363)
12  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to (a) implement and (b) amend the Osborne Estate Act 1902; and when the premises of the former King Edward VII Convalescent Home for Officers will be returned to use in accordance with the provisions of that Act.
(34365)
13  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the area of each Royal park is; and what the conditions are on what trading in the Royal parks is permitted.
(34362)
14  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which buildings in the Royal parks are not the responsibility of the Royal Parks Agency.
(34364)
15  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what grants are paid to (a) the Royal Parks Agency and (b) other bodies for their work in administering and maintaining the Royal parks.
(34366)
16  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 18th January, Official Report, column 502W, whether C-17s have since then been used to transport cargo into Afghanistan; and whether another Antonov has been chartered since then.
(34353)
17  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many MoD houses have been empty for more than six months; and if he will make a statement.
(34606)
18  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who manages MoD housing in each consituency; and if he will make a statement.
(34609)
19  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent upgrading MoD married quarters in each constituency since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(34610)
20  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims for (a) serious neglect and (b) vandalism against MoD houses have been made in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(34607)
21  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many MoD houses have been sold to the private sector, by year, since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(34608)
22  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many war pensions were granted by the War Pensions Agency to armed forces personnel last year.
(34558)
23  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers were recruited in South Tyneside in each year since 1996.
(34559)
24  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the customer specifications requested for the upgrade of the Jaguar engine Adour 104; and if he will make a statement.
(34019)
25  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will indicate in percentage terms the operational performance and operability of the (a) upgraded Jaguar engines Adour 104 and (b) the pre-upgraded Jaguar engines; and if he will make a statement.
(34020)
26  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the upgrade of the Adour 104 engine will be sufficent for the current and projected weapons payload; if a further upgrade of the Jaguar engine will be required before the end of the projected in-service lifespan; and if he will make a statement.
(34021)
27  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Army is manned to peace establishment.
(34491)
28  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, when he expects to know if it is practical to give a broad estimate of costs; and if he will publish that estimate.
(32330)
29  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of civilian locums in each of the last five years.
(34643)
30  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many conversions from short to (a) intermediate and (b) full career commissions there were within the Defence Medical Services in each of the last five years.
(34642)
31  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total under-spend in his Department was on (a) capital and (b) non-capital expenditure in each financial year since May 1997.
(34025)
32  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel, and of what nationalities, were (a) directly and (b) indirectly under British command in K-FOR on 1st January each year since June 1999.
(34110)
33  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether members of the Royal Military Police are stationed in Kosovo.
(34113)
34  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British military personnel, and of what ranks, were directly under the command of personnel of other nationalities in K-FOR on 1st January each year since June 1999.
(34112)
35  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the arrangements are for the command and control of British personnel seconded to UN policing duties in Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.
(34114)
36  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian personnel, and of what nationality, were contracted (a) directly and (b) indirectly to British forces in K-FOR on 1st January each year since June 1999.
(34111)
37  
  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will rank each local education authority by (a) the average salary per teacher and (b) the funding per pupil allocated through the standard spending assessment for the latest year for which figures are available.
(34798)
38  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 5th February, (ref 31830), what the normal disciplinary procedures are that head teachers should take when (a) a member of staff and (b) a student is discovered to have used school computers for viewing pornographic material.
(34599)
39  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 720W, how much capital funding was provided for new school places in each education authority since 1997.
(34656)
40  
N  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of the performance of state schools in delivering A levels and the impact of learning and skills councils on this process.
(31410)
41  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many representations have been made to the Hargreaves Inquiry on the first year of AS levels.
(34662)
42  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total under-spend in her Department was on (a) capital and (b) non-capital expenditure in each financial year since May 1997.
(34029)
43  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she is taking to equalise the per capita funding for post-16 provision in colleges with school sixth forms.
(34502)
44  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress she is making in introducing value-added school league tables; and if she will make a statement.
(34564)
45  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to introduce an English Baccalaureate; and if she will make a statement.
(34565)
46  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidelines she issues to ensure that children at school (a) are not exposed to asthma triggers and (b) have quick access to their medication.
(34590)
47  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent measures she has taken to ensure that all schools have an asthma plan and members of staff who know what to do if a child has a serious attack.
(34589)
48  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her latest estimate is of the badger population.
(34504)
49  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to ratify the Biosafety Protocol.
(34545)
50  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
(34546)
51  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department expects to contribute to farmers in North Yorkshire this year in CAP payments; and how many farms will receive payments.
(34682)
52  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much per year has been spent in euros at current exchange rates in the EU as a whole on the Common Agricultural Policy in each of the last five years.
(34679)
53  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department expects to contribute to farmers in North Yorkshire in foot and mouth compensation and clean up payments; and how many farms will receive payments.
(34683)
54  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government expects to contribute in grants to businesses in North Yorkshire other than farms to help them to deal with the consequences of foot and mouth.
(34684)
55  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to propose reform and legislation relating to cruelty to animals, with particular reference to the tethering of horses.
(34756)
56  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer given by the Minister of State for the Environment on 31st January, Official Report, column 414, if she will place in the Library the correspondence between the Government and the European Commission regarding the removal of chlorofluorocarbons from the insulation foam of refrigerators.
(34531)
57  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to increase the UK's recycling of household waste; and what funds the Government plans to make available for this purpose.
(34657)
58  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary for Agriculture in the National Assembly for Wales on assistance for the English and Welsh shellfish industries in recovering from the impact of recent diarrhetic shellfish poisoning outbreaks.
(34533)
59  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has commissioned into the causes of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.
(34536)
60  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the economic, employment and environmental impact of recent outbreaks of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning in the UK.
(34535)
61  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the incidents of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning in the UK the past five years, and their impact on the shellfish industry.
(34537)
62  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether diarrhetic shellfish poisoning is classified as being caused by a pest.
(34534)
63  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what moneys are outstanding to Dumfries and Galloway Council in respect of that region's foot and mouth disease containment activities in 2001.
(34437)
64  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how recovered ozone depleting substances removed from the insulation foam from redundant refrigerators and freezers is to be disposed of; and if she will make a statement.
(34604)
65  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the UK standards on the recovery of ozone depleting substances will be published; and if she will make a statement.
(34602)
66  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information she has collected on what the (a) UK standards and (b) collected standards of the other EU countries on the recovery of ozone depleting substances; and if she will make a statement.
(34603)
67  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the amount of mercury vapour emitted in each of the last five years by the burning of mercury (II) thiocyanate in pyrotechnic products.
(34522)
68  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is given to operators of waste incinerators on ways of reducing dioxin formation and emission.
(34520)
69  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the controls on waste incinerators which are intended to reduce dioxin formation and emission.
(34521)
70  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantity of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol was manufactured in the United Kingdom in the latest year for which figures are available.
(34519)
71  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the amount of mercury vapour emitted in each of the last five years by the detonation of caps in toy cap guns.
(34524)
72  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the most recent results of the monitoring of the environmental implications of the foot and mouth burial site at Throckmorton airfield.
(34484)
73  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reasons underlie the differences in the percentage levels of designations to nitrate vulnerable zones in England, Scotland and Wales; for what reason the criteria used for the designation of rivers has changed since 1996; what consultation there was with the agricultural sector on this change; what representations she has received on the financial impact on farmers who are to implement this directive; and if she will give financial assistance to enable them to do so.
(34492)
74  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of farm-scale trials of GM herbicide tolerant crops is; and what the contribution to the cost from public funds is.
(34478)
75  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of treatment and disposal facilities in place to handle hazardous water and waste banned from landfill under the forthcoming Landfill Regulations.
(34488)
76  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the list of the 100 communities referred to on 21st December 2001 by the Chairman of the Environment Agency as not being cost effective to provide with protection against flooding; what action she has taken to communicate this information to the residents, local authorities and other bodies in those communities; and what steps her Department has taken since 21st December 2001 to urge the Environment Agency to provide flood defence schemes to those communities.
(34685)
77  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 12th November 2001, Official Report, column 598W, on dioxins, what assessment she has made of where the dioxins emitted to air from an incinerator end up and how long they are likely to remain in the environment.
(34575)
78  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress is being made in safeguarding the proposed special areas for conservation of lowland raised peat bogs which are awaiting ratification.
(34489)
79  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to meet the Biodiversity Action Plan target for the replacement of peat in the horticultural industry by 2010.
(34487)
80  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's animal health strategy is.
(34108)
81  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information technology difficulties have been identified in the operations of the Rural Payments Agency.
(34106)
82  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she and her Ministers have to visit agricultural shows in 2002.
(34109)
83  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many management consultants have been used by her Department since its creation; and how much they have cost.
(34354)
84  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many agricultural shows were cancelled as a consequence of the outbreak of foot and mouth; and how many received financial compensation.
(34107)
85  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on farming of the removal of protected zone status for rhizomania.
(34105)
86  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to reply to written question 15575 on the establishment of CERRIE.
(34541)
87  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the proposals being prepared by the European Commission covering control of chemicals in household products.
(34542)
88  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 249W, on farm subsidy claims, how the Government intends to implement the new penalty structure; and what progress the RPA has made in amending its policy to reflect this change in the regulations.
(34687)
89  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date she will announce her decision on the Wye Navigation Order.
(34154)
90  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when discussions on the Wye Navigation Order began.
(34148)
91  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he has met the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions since 1st January to discuss funding for the (a) London Underground and (b) Strategic Rail Authority plan published on 14th January 2001; and what the subject of the meetings was.
(34644)
92  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how may written responses have been received to the Treasury consultation paper, Promoting Sport in the Community.
(34510)
93  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many copies of the Treasury consultation paper, Promoting Sport in the Community, were (a) printed and (b) circulated.
(34511)
94  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of providing 80 per cent. mandatory relief from business rates for (a) those CASCS which achieve charitable status and (b) those CASCs which qualify for his proposed tax relief package.
(34509)
95  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to respond to the consultation document on Promoting Sport in the Community.
(34508)
96  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what regulatory impact assessment has been undertaken on the proposal contained in the Treasury consultation paper, Promoting Sport in the Community; and what were its conclusions.
(34513)
97  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of millionaires in the UK in each year since 1990.
(34569)
98  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to promote a bankruptcy process for nations burdened with unpayable debts.
(34760)
99  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of heavily indebted poor countries having to borrow in order to meet the conditions attached to debt relief under that initiative.
(34759)
100  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the creation of a Commonwealth Education Fund; who will be in charge of it; and whether the £10 million funding will be for 2002 only.
(34761)
101  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, columns 704-5W, if he will list the attendees of each meeting with individuals external to the Government he attended in his official capacity in July 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(34538)
102  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the change in the ratio of (a) income tax revenue and (b) national insurance revenue to GDP if GDP is (i) 1 per cent. above trend and (ii) 1 per cent. below trend in (1) the first, (2) the second and (3) subsequent years; and if he will make a statement.
(34540)
103  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which dates in July 2001 he met (a) trade unions or their representatives and (b) employees of private companies or their representatives in his official capacity; and if he will make a statement.
(34539)
104  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in how many embassies the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Telecommunications Network hardware has been installed in each of the last six months; in how many he expects it to be installed in the next six months; and if he will make a statement.
(34623)
105  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place the contract for the Foreign and Comonwealth Office Telecommunications Network in the Library; and if he will make a statement
(34622)
106  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions since 27th November 2001 the Government of the Cayman Islands has been requested information on taxes by (a) the United States and (b) the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(34625)
107  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the date upon which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Telecommunications Network will be fully operational; and if he will make a statement.
(34621)
108  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the model Order in Council that his Department has developed for the purpose of criminalising terrorism financing in the Crown Dependencies; and if he will make a statement.
(34624)
109  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Ministers in his Department met representatives of Enron between 11th October 1999 and 7th June 2001; what the reasons for the meetings were; and what follow-up action was taken as a result.
(34663)
110  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the intermediate care joint investment plans have been agreed as set out on page 172 of the National Service Framework for Older People milestones.
(34024)
111  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the extra therapists by 2004 announced in the NHS Plan will be physiotherapists.
(34022)
112  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 270W, on NHS appointments, how many people in each year since 1996 who have been appointed to a position within the NHS have declared a political interest, broken down by political parties; and what proportion of the total number of appointees this represents for each political party.
(34156)
113  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra physiotherapists will be trained in each of the years from 2001 to 2004 as part of the NHS Plan target to provide 4,450 more therapist and other key health professional training places each year by 2004.
(34023)
114  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated to train care workers to NVQ level 2 standard as set out in the domiciliary care standards; and if he will make a statement.
(34435)
115  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of a correlation between NHS waiting lists and consultants' income from private patients.
(34664)
116  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the estimated additional cost to the NHS in England and Wales of the changes to employers' national insurance contributions for 2002-03.
(34436)
117  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on allowing private sector managers to run failing hospitals.
(34490)
118  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish a White Paper on the reform of the Mental Health Acts; and if he will make a statement.
(34071)
119  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many day admissions to hospitals there were in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(34074)
120  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district nurses there are per head of population in each health authority in the North West.
(34075)
121  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve out-of-hours home care for patients who are terminally ill.
(34073)
122  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) primary care trusts and (b) acute trusts put in place systems which provide care and support for patients who are discharged from hospital following day surgery.
(34072)
123  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who draws up the criteria used by the Independent Appointments Commission to appoint the chairmen of primary care trusts.
(34483)
124  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what independent assessment is made of the accuracy of biographical details supplied by candidates for the chairmanship of primary care trusts.
(34486)
125  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what independent references are sought before appointing the chairmen of primary care trusts.
(34485)
126  
  
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the consultancy vacancies at the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumbria Hospitals, indicating how long each post has been vacant.
(34563)
127  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Lancashire County Council concerning the impact on the NHS of its proposals to reduce the numbers of residential homes for the elderly.
(34570)
128  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS beds in the North West of England that are occupied by elderly people who should be in residential care.
(34568)
129  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many county council residential homes for the elderly there were in England in (a) 1990, (b) 1997 and (c) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(34571)
130  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with MS likely to present themselves for assessment by a neurologist with a view to getting a disease-modifying drug on the NHS; and when they will have been assessed.
(34116)
131  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 782W, on the NHS, what was the total value of the (a) land and (b) buildings and other assets disposed of by each three star NHS trust since 1997.
(34573)
132  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost is to (a) local authorities and (b) the private sector in Lancashire of bringing residential homes for the elderly up to the standards set by Government.
(34567)
133  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is planned into the effectiveness of Zyban in assisting people to stop smoking; and what plans he has to review the funding of Zyban on the NHS.
(33613)
134  
  
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the research which he has commissioned into the health effects of mobile telephones includes transmitter masts.
(34641)
135  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has evaluated on the financial costs of the administration of the (a) MMR vaccination and (b) three separate vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella.
(34543)
136  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time has been for schizophrenic patients who have been prescribed clozophine to receive the drug in the last six months.
(34018)
137  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total under-spend in his Department was on (a) capital and (b) non-capital expenditure in each financial year since May 1997.
(34028)
138  
  
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher & Walton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 10th December, Official Report, column 715W, on smallpox, what contracts he has entered into in the last six months for the supply of anti-smallpox drugs.
(34817)
139  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children received the rubella vaccine in (a) each county or health authority and (b) England in each of the five years before the introduction of the MMR vaccine; and what proportion those who had received the vaccine represented of the total number of children under five years of age.
(34358)
140  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children received a mumps vaccine in (a) each county or health authority and (b) England in each of the five years before the introduction of the MMR vaccine; and what proportion those who has received the vaccine represented of the total number of children under five years of age.
(34359)
141  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many girls received the rubella vaccine in (a) each county or health authority and (b) England in each of the five years before the introduction of the MMR vaccine; and what proportion those who had received the vaccine represented of the total number of girls under 12 years of age.
(34360)
142  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the single measles vaccine ceased to be available on the National Health Service; and for what reason it was withdrawn.
(34357)
143  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children received the measles vaccine in (a) each county or health authority and (b) England in each of the five years before the introduction of the MMR vaccine; and what proportion those who had received the vaccine represented of the total number of children under five years of age.
(34356)
144  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibility social services authorities have to identify unmet need for care and personal social services.
(34361)
145  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children have received the MMR vaccine in (a) each county or health authority and (b) England in each year since its introduction; and what proportions of those who had received (i) the MMR vaccine and (ii) the single measles vaccine represented of the total number of children under five years of age.
(34355)
146  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been convicted for fraudulent claims for free prescriptions since the Counter Fraud Service was introduced 18 months ago.
(34616)
147  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NICE guidelines for fertility treatment will be published.
(34617)
148  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on (a) research, (b) treatment and (c) prevention of asthma since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(34591)
149  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been introduced since 1997 to dissuade young people from smoking.
(34588)
150  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money the Department has given to (a) research into migraine and (b) care for severe migraine sufferers in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(34634)
151  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on (a) research, (b) treatment and (c) prevention of lung diseases since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(34587)
152  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many full-time equivalent posts are planned for the staffing of the new strategic health authority covering Shropshire and Staffordshire.
(34803)
153  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency cases were dealt with by (a) the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and (b) the Princess Royal Hospital Telford in 2000-01.
(34805)
154  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people, expressed as equivalent full-time posts, are employed by Shropshire Health Authority.
(34804)
155  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 524W, what factors he has identified to explain the rate of positive mandatory drug tests at HMP Lewes; what steps are being taken to tackle this; and if he will make a statement.
(34438)
156  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the enquiries received from honourable Members since 1st May 1997 in respect of a possible application for nationality by Prakash Hinduja; if an application is under consideration; and if he will make a statement.
(34367)
157  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will meet additional policing costs arising from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee.
(34660)
158  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 686W, on police houses, if it is his policy to withdraw the right to buy from a police officer who will be entitled to buy his property on 1st July.
(34645)
159  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 686W, in what format the information was available.
(34646)
160  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many responses to the Charity Commission consultation paper, Sport and Charity, were received from (a) voluntary sports clubs, (b) sports governing bodies and (c) the legal and accountancy professions.
(34515)
161  
  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reintroduce purposeful activity for the inmates of removal centres.
(34743)
162  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to encourage people to take part in volunteering activity.
(34562)
163  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications by relatives of people, upon whom judgment of death was executed, for reburial outside the prison in which they were last confined have been refused since 1979.
(34523)
164  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will design the proposed asylum accommodation centres; and if he will make a statement.
(34481)
165  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations he has had with groups representing the interests of asylum seekers about the location of the proposed asylum accommodation centres; and if he will make a statement.
(34482)
166  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he has sought from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the possible locations of the proposed asylum accommodation centres and their proximity to foot and mouth disease burial sites.
(34480)
167  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population of (a) North Lincolnshire and (b) North East Lincolnshire who speak (i) Arabic, (ii) Hindi, (iii) Urdu, (iv) Farsi/Dari and (v) Pashtu.
(34578)
168  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the cost of building and running asylum seeker accommodation centres will be met by local authorities in the localities proposed for such centres.
(34581)
169  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if (a) education, (b) health care and (c) legal services will be provided on site at asylum seeker accommodation centres; and who will be responsible for the costs of providing such services.
(34582)
170  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what type of identification system will be used for residents at asylum seeker accommodation centres.
(34584)
171  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much spending money adult residents at asylum seeker accommodation centres will receive.
(34583)
172  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of asylum seeker accommodation centres in the Netherlands.
(34586)
173  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to consult local authorities on the proposed siting of asylum seeker accommodation centres.
(34579)
174  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Immigration Service staff are employed in (a) North Lincolnshire and (b) North East Lincolnshire; and what proportion of those employees speak (i) Arabic, (ii) Hindi, (iii) Urdu, (iv) Farsi/Dari and (v) Pashtu.
(34585)
175  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to involve residents in the vicinity of proposed asylum seeker accommodation centres in consultation about such plans.
(34580)
176  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to allow police to charge for policing outside football grounds on match days; and if he will make a statement.
(34796)
177  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in post in Leicestershire Police Authority in (a) each year between 1996-97 and (b) the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(34762)
178  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if a volunteer who receives expenses will be eligible for exemption from charging for disclosure certificates from the Criminal Records Bureau.
(34517)
179  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the definition is of a volunteer in the exemptions from charging for disclosure certificates from the Criminal Records Bureau.
(34516)
180  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the regulations on arranged marriages.
(34150)
181  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce a quota for all categories of migrant.
(34151)
182  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to remove illegal immigrants and over stayers over the last 12 months.
(34147)
183  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the application of human rights legislation to illegal immigrants and asylum seekers.
(34149)
184  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the offences for which (a) men and (b) women are serving life sentences in England and Wales; and how many are serving such sentences for each offence.
(34592)
185  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women serving life sentences in England and Wales have tariff sentences of (i) less than two years, (ii) between two and five years, (iii) between five and 10 years, and (iv) above10 years.
(34593)
186  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women are serving (a) mandatory and (b) discretionary life sentences in England and Wales for non-homicide offences.
(34594)
187  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners serving life sentences in England and Wales have served (a) up to five years more than their tariff sentence, (b) five to 10 years more than their tariff sentence, (c) 10 to 15 years more than their tariff sentence and (d) in excess of 15 years more than their tariff sentence.
(34576)
188  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many men are serving (a) mandatory and (b) discretionary life sentences in England and Wales for non-homicide.
(34595)
189  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total under-spend in his Department was on (a) capital and (b) non-capital expenditure in each financial year since May 1997.
(34026)
190  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide a breakdown, by category, of the work permits approved under the shortage occupation category for information technology since 21st January 2000.
(34797)
191  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 532W, on the fast track work permit scheme, if he will make a statement on the evidence adduced to justify the inclusion of Oracle database administration in the list of shortage occupations for the purposes of the fast track work permit scheme.
(34800)
192  
  
Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 532W, on the fast track work permit scheme, if he will list (a) the members of the panel of representatives from the technology communications and electronics sector to which he refers and (b) the organisations to which they belong.
(34799)
193  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department is conducting in respect of nuisance calls.
(34620)
194  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports were lost by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.
(34618)
195  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members there are in the Leicestershire Constabulary, broken down by rank; and how many are (a) women, (b) black and (c) Asian.
(34619)
196  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the enforcement of the law on incitement to race hatred.
(34076)
197  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he plans to allow non-working foster carers the opportunity to earn credits for national insurance purposes.
(34630)
198  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 311W, on Botswana, what action she has taken to secure water access for the San bushmen of South Africa.
(34574)
199  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much per year has been spent in euros at current exchange rates on overseas development assistance as defined by the DAC by (a) the EU and (b) the EU and the 15 member states, in each of the last five years.
(34680)
200  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has exercised the powers conferred by the retention of a golden share in the CDC to direct the investment strategy towards the needs of poorer nations.
(34757)
201  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the New Partnership for African Development in relation to Burkina Faso.
(34650)
202  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action she is taking to improve human rights in Burkina Faso.
(34652)
203  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what charities and NGOs her Department funds in Burkina Faso.
(34649)
204  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the performance of the CDC Capital Partners.
(34654)
205  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department has provided to the Jawand district of Afghanistan since 11th September.
(34647)
206  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of levels of human rights abuses in Burkina Faso.
(34653)
207  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funds her Department provides to the Government of Burkina Faso.
(34648)
208  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance she is providing to people affected by floods in Malawi.
(34651)
209  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance Her Majesty's Government (a) is providing and (b) has provided since 1990 to primary education in Zimbabwe.
(34530)
210  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the availability of teachers in Zimbabwe in each year since 1990
(34528)
211  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the availability of (a) primary and (b) post primary education in Zimbabwe in each year since 1990.
(34527)
212  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the arrangements are for World Service broadcasting to Zimbabwe in the Shona, Ndebele and English languages.
(34529)
213  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the supply of staple foodstuffs in Zimbabwe in each year since 1990.
(34526)
214  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will review the training received by judges in order to encourage consistent sentencing.
(34658)
215  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the President of the Council, what consultation he intends to undertake in introducing e-democracy to Parliament.
(34745)
216  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, when the House of Lords Appointments Commission will announce the timetable for the next round of roadshows and destinations.
(34566)
217  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will make proposals to the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons to enable an employee of an honourable Member to hand in oral questions to the Table Office.
(34626)
218  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will take steps to ensure that Lord Birt gives oral evidence to the Select Committees when requested.
(34145)
219  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he was informed of Lord Birt's financial connections when he appointed him to his present transport role; and if he will make a statement.
(34144)
220  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, in respect of (a) the flat above No. 10 Downing Street, (b) the flat above No. 11 Downing Street, (c) the flat in 1 Carlton Gardens, (d) Flat 1 in Admiralty House, (e) Flat 2 in Admiralty House, (f) Flat 3 in Admiralty House and (g) Government House in Pimlico (i) who the present occupants are, (ii) how much has been spent on (A) routine maintenance and (B) other building works in each year since 1995 and (iii) which have their council tax liabilities met by the inhabitants.
(34369)
221  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many receptions have been held at 10 Downing Street since 1st May 1997; and if he will list (a) the date, (b) the purpose, (c) the host, (d) the estimated number in attendance and (e) the cost to public funds of each reception.
(34439)
222  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost is of the offices used by Lord Birt at 45 Old Bond Street.
(34146)
223  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has recently had on the Scottish Parliament's powers to confer devolved functions on UK bodies; who was present; and if she will make a statement on the conclusions of such meetings.
(34801)
224  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much regional assistance grant to industry was awarded to each parliamentary constituency in East Sussex in each year since 1992; and if she will make a statement.
(34368)
225  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when a permanent chairman will be appointed to Consignia plc.
(34793)
226  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria will apply to the allocation of the Your Guide scheme when the pilot project is extended to the sub-post office network.
(34791)
227  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many copies of BNFL Inc's 1998 accounts were (a) printed and (b) distributed by BNFL Inc.
(34635)
228  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many users there are of UK online, broken down by (a) gender and (b) ethnicity.
(34746)
229  
  
Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has made to the Secretary of State for Education to include the manufacturing sector in the trail blazers for the new sector skills councils.
(34577)
230  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, of 1st February, Official Report, column 618, on BNFL, if she will list (a) those bodies which provided the independent advice on BNFL liabilities and (b) the contracts entered into with those advising the Department.
(34686)
231  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) victims and (b) relations of victims of asbestos-related diseases have (i) successfully sued their former employers and (ii) were refused compensation in the last 10 years.
(34808)
232  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if there is a professional organisation that has a list of building firms that are reputable.
(34688)
233  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people are directly employed by Advantage West Midlands; and how many equivalent full-time posts this represents.
(34806)
234  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money the Government has contributed to City of York Council in cash terms in each year since it was created as a unitary authority; and how much the increase was each year in (a) cash and (b) real terms.
(34681)
235  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will outline the mechanism by which the national concessionary coach scheme will work.
(34556)
236  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will provide an updated version of Table A3 from the 10 year transport plan of July 2000 that accounts for changes which have taken place between its publication and the present time.
(34557)
237  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which local authorities have set targets for the overall level of road traffic in their area as part of their full local transport plans, giving the targets set in each case for traffic reduction, in each year since the Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997 came into force.
(34547)
238  
  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how long on average it took the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to renew driving licences for those drivers who (a) require and (b) do not require associated eyesight tests in the last 12 months.
(34544)
239  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his latest estimate is of the public sector (a) direct and (b) indirect financial support expected to be required by Railtrack in administration.
(34614)
240  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the Government retains the right to negotiate an open skies agreement to the USA following the ruling of the Euopean Court; and if he will make a statement.
(34615)
241  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the Government's target for growth in passenger rail travel is predicated on a growth in off-peak travel.
(34613)
242  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to announce his response to the consultation on the draft PPG17.
(34514)
243  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, (b) Sport England, and (c) the appropriate devolved institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the revised draft of PPG 17.
(34506)
244  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to consult national governing bodies of sport on the revised draft of PPG 17.
(34507)
245  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many court repossessions of property there were,broken down by region, in each of the last 15 years; and if he will make a statement.
(34605)
246  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how eligibility for funding from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund is determined; and if he will make a statement.
(34600)
247  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how the SSA for elderly clients is calculated in each area; and if he will make a statement.
(34601)
248  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the simplified version of the guidelines on hedge height and light loss.
(34612)
249  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the level of the outstanding debt of local authorities that relates to buildings that have now been demolished.
(34819)
250  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 720W, on electoral modernisation pilot schemes, for what reason an announcement on the successful bidders was not made at the end of January; and if he will make a statement.
(34820)
251  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those local authorities who have undertaken interactive e-democracy projects.
(34750)
252  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the e-envoy on electronic democracy.
(34751)
253  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of e-democracy projects undertaken in (a) the UK Parliament, (b) other parliaments and (c) local authorities; and if he will list them.
(34748)
254  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with local authorities in respect of e-democracy projects.
(34749)
255  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he intends to take to restrict the use of houses in multiple occupation for students.
(34753)
256  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many refuges for survivors of domestic violence have been taken back into direct management by registered social landlords in each of the last five years.
(34754)
257  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he intends to take to ensure that a gender perspective is taken into account in introducing e-democracy.
(34747)
258  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he is taking to ensure that women are consulted in the (a) formulation and (b) content of the Government's e-democracy policy.
(34744)
259  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out his Department's policy on noise insulation for schools in respect of areas where (a) noise insulation regulations apply and (b) noise barriers are to be installed in a discretionary scheme by the Highways Agency.
(34752)
260  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those dismantled railway lines which have been re-opened since 1972; who the promoter was in each case; and what was the cost to public funds.
(34115)
261  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects the advanced train protection system to be installed and operational on all trains.
(34572)
262  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his Department will issue type approval for KCC speed interactive signs; and if he will make a statement.
(34155)
263  
  
Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to make an order empowering the Electoral Commission to make payments of policy development grants to eligible parties; and if he will make a statement.
(34816)
264  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the underspend was for the capital budget on roads in the past 12 months.
(34017)
265  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many park home sites operate under planning permission but without licences.
(34814)
266  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to prevent the operation of park home sites without a full licence.
(34815)
267  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he will take to spread best practice in the park home industry to all park home sites.
(34813)
268  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he will take to prevent abuse of service charges for park home residents.
(34812)
269  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to reform the Mobile Homes Act 1983; and if he will make a statement.
(34811)
270  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total under-spend in his Department was on (a) capital and (b) non-capital expenditure in each financial year since May 1997.
(34027)
271  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he is taking to encourage new tram lines; and if he will make a statement.
(34503)
272  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what regulations there are to ensure that noise levels from aircraft flying over residential areas are kept to a minimum; and if he will make a statement.
(34632)
273  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which civilian airports in the UK service large aircraft with more than four flights in an hour.
(34631)
274  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people are directly employed under the auspices of English Partnerships; and how many equivalent full-time posts this represents.
(34802)
275  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has held with Secretaries in the National Assembly for Wales on the prohibition on cockle gathering in the Burny Inlet caused by diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.
(34532)
276  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what meetings Wales Office ministers have had since 1997 with Enron representatives; and on what dates.
(34611)
277  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he is due to receive the report of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on whether vinyl chloride monomer should be added to the prescribed list for industrial injuries disablement benefit; and when it is proposed to publish (a) the report and (b) the response of the Minister.
(33780)
278  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(34659)
279  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of investment the Government has committed itself to providing for the Universal Bank project.
(34794)
280  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of benefits claimants have moved to a system of (a) automated credit transfer and (b) direct payment of benefits into a bank account since this service has been available.
(34795)
281  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has reached an agreement with the high street banks as to the level of funding that they will invest in the Universal Bank project.
(34792)
282  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the employment zone in South Tyneside in reducing unemployment.
(34560)
283  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of possession proceedings for rent arrears in local authority and RSL accommodation related to tenants who have had their benefit reduced as a result of one or more non-dependent deductions in the last 12 months for which figures are available; what the average age is of housing benefit claimants affected by non-dependent deductions; what percentage of housing benefit claimants affected by non-dependent deductions are (a) registered disabled, (b) over 60 years old, (c) in receipt of income support or JSA and (d) lone parents; and what estimate he has made of the percentage of housing benefit claimants affected by non-dependant deductions who are left with a disposable income below income support level, once the non-dependent deduction has been taken into account.
(34550)
284  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the target time is for housing benefit appeals to be heard by the Appeals Tribunal, from the date of application for appeal; and what the average length of time has been for appeals to be heard by the Tribunal.
(34548)
285  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what requirements the Rent Service has to consult on changes to the geographical extent of localities used to determine local reference rents and single room rents.
(34553)
286  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal memorandum issued to officers of the Rent Service following the introduction of Statutory Instrument 3561.
(34554)
287  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Rent Service report on the impact on the number of localities of the introduction of Statutory Instrument 3561.
(34555)
288  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list by Rent Service area the localities used by the Rent Service in (a) September 2001 and (b) January 2002 to determine the local reference rent and single room rent.
(34552)
289  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of private rented sector tenants have had their entitlement to housing benefit restricted as a result of (a) local reference rent determinations and (b) single room rent determinations in each rent service area in the past 12 months.
(34551)
290  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many appeals against local authority housing benefit decisions have been (a) lodged and (b) heard since the introduction of the new appeals system in July 2001.
(34549)
291  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each of the last two years who were in receipt of the (a) middle and (b) higher care component of the disability living allowance in the (i) UK and (ii) London Borough of Hillingdon were also eligible for the winter fuel allowance.
(34525)
292  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the performance of Employer Direct in finding work for unemployed people.
(34661)
293  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 20th November 2001, Official Report, columns 185-6W, on nuclear weapons, if he will make it his policy to engage permanent members of the Security Council in negotiations on nuclear weapon reduction.
[Transferred] (34755)
294  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the planned expenditure in England on the National Health Service as a percentage of England's GDP in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.
[Transferred] (34505)
295  
  
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on Ghana's long-term debt.
[Transferred] (34758)
296  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is proposing to make foster care easier; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (34627)
297  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he plans to give child benefit to foster carers who look after children under the age of 16.
[Transferred] (34629)
298  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial provision is given to foster carers who are unable to work owing to their commitment to the children in their care.
[Transferred] (34628)
299  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the cost to the United Kingdom of the coalition against terrorism; and what estimate has been made of its future and continuing costs.
[Transferred] (34818)
300  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he has taken to strengthen the enforcement of regulations related to the handling of asbestos; and what future proposals he has in this area.
[Transferred] (34809)
301  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many prosecutions have been brought, and by which agencies, for breach of asbestos-related regulations in each of the past 10 years.
[Transferred] (34810)
302  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the EU Noise Directive; and what restrictions this will place on sources of excessive noise apart from aircraft.
[Transferred] (34633)
303  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many people are directly employed by the Government Office West Midlands; and how many equivalent full-time posts this represents.
[Transferred] (34807)


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