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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 11 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 11 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on  Monday 11 February, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Tuesday 12 February see Part 2 of this Paper.

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 11th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, what action was taken by his Committee to ensure that timber procured for the refurbishment of the Norman Shaw South building was sourced both (a) sustainably and (b) legally.
(35680)
2  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, how much has been spent on timber for the refurbishment of the Norman Shaw South building.
(35681)
3  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, how much certified timber has been used in the refurbishment of the Norman Shaw South building; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents.
(35679)
4  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35939)
5  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35885)
6  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35355)
7  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35598)
8  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, when the Charity Law Reform Advisory Group is due to publish its conclusions.
(35334)
9  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35709)
10  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how much certified timber has been used in the refurbishment of the Ripley and Kirkland building; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents.
(35685)
11  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how much has been spent on timber for the refurbishment of the Ripley and Kirkland building.
(35686)
12  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what action was taken by his Department to ensure that timber procured for the refurbishment of the Ripley and Kirkland building was sourced (a) sustainably and (b) legally.
(35684)
13  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November 2001, Official Report, column 703W, on Fair Trade goods, if he will review during Fair Trade Fortnight the amount of fairly traded goods used in his Department.
(35456)
14  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, when the White Paper on Regional Government will be published.
(35308)
15  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are employed in her Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35356)
16  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many cases of work related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35940)
17  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps she is taking to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement.
(35899)
18  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of her Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35597)
19  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries have closed in each of the past three years in England and Wales.
(35802)
20  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries there are in England and Wales.
(35803)
21  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications for funding via Sport England in (a) rural areas and (b) urban areas have been (i) received and (ii) approved in each of year since Sport England was set up.
(35822)
22  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made to the Department of Education and Skills over funding for the National Youth Music Theatre.
(35823)
23  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the minimum usage levels are for sports schemes that will qualify for Lottery funding via Sport England.
(35824)
24  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that rural areas are not deprived of Lottery funding from Sport England because of lower usage levels than in urban areas.
(35821)
25  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the functions, engagements and events which Ministers, her officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35693)
26  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average Lottery award has been in the (a) Cleethorpes and (b) Grimsby constituencies; and what the UK average is.
(35316)
27  
  
Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will announce the names of the 50 areas to be targeted in the effort to ensure equitable regional distribution of Lottery funding; and what criteria her Department is using to determine the areas.
(35433)
28  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 952W, on fair trade goods, if she will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35918)
29  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what underlay the decision for service pensions to be inherited by the person who was the spouse at the time of service.
(35309)
30  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review rules for the inheritance of service pensions by surviving spouses.
(35310)
31  
N  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provision has been made for British aircrew to train Indian pilots in the use of Hawk aircraft if British Hawk aircraft are sold to India.
(34077)
32  
N  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contracts for UK defence exports are expected to be signed with (a) Pakistan and (b) India in 2002.
(34079)
33  
N  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration his Department has given in the last two months to the impact of UK sales of Hawk aircraft to India on the stability of the region in advance of an export licence application.
(34081)
34  
N  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what defence exports the Government is engaged in promoting to Pakistan.
(34078)
35  
N  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he has done in the last two months to encourage the sales of Hawk aircraft to India.
(34080)
36  
N  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when delivery will be taken of the first aircraft if Hawk aircraft are sold to India.
(34082)
37  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35924)
38  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35886)
39  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35357)
40  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35603)
41  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 13th December, Official Report, column 964W, what inquiries are taking place into the deaths at Qala-I-Jhangi fort between 25th and 27th November 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(34867)
42  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action he will take as a result of the House of Lords Committee inquiry into the Chinook helicopter crash in 1994.
(35336)
43  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to his Department is of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.
(35339)
44  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 14W, an Afghanistan, if he will publish the reduced rates under the BFPO number registered for parcels to be sent to Afghanistan; and what is the average number of deliveries of post per month to BFPO numbers relating to Afghanistan.
(35818)
45  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) ASRAAM, (b) Storm Shadow and (c) Brimstone missiles will be available for operational service.
(35650)
46  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Eurofighters are planned to be delivered to the RAF in each of the next five years.
(35649)
47  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many PVR applications have been made by personnel from (a) 5, (b) 11, (c) 25, (d) 43 and (e) 111 squadron in each of the past five years.
(35652)
48  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters in each grade overseas are available to the Defence Housing Executive; and how many service families are entitled to quarters in each grade.
(35646)
49  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters in each grade in the UK are available to the Defence Housing Executive; and how many service families are entitled to quarters in each grade.
(35645)
50  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the RAF will take delivery of its Eurofighter aircraft.
(35647)
51  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total requirement is for trained (a) Lynx helicopter, (b) Puma, (c) Chinook and (d) Sea King pilots in each service; and how many there are in each case.
(35644)
52  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the budget of departmental bodies to meet security needs following 11th September.
(35610)
53  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action will be taken against those departmental bodies which fail to take adequate security measures in their establishments.
(35609)
54  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) establishment pilot posts and (b) pilots there are in (i) 5, (ii) 11, (iii), 25, (iv), 43 and (v) 111 squadron.
(35651)
55  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which squadron will be the Operational Evaluation Unit for Eurofighter; and if he will make a statement.
(35648)
56  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations have been made by the Ministry of Defence to private defence contractors on increasing security measures.
(35614)
57  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to remove Ministry of Defence Police from QinetiQ establishments before the organisation's proposed flotation.
(35613)
58  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many private security contractors are employed in guarding Ministry of Defence establishments; and if he will list them.
(35611)
59  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have been made in the use of private security contractors to guard Ministry of Defence establishments since 11th September.
(35612)
60  
N  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the US Secretary of State for Defense concerning the treatment of British hostile nationals apprehended in Afghanistan.
(31895)
61  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if development on QinetiQ land is covered by Crown immunity; and if he will make a statement.
(35643)
62  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he is the owner of QinetiQ; what powers he has to influence the disposal of property owned by QinetiQ; if these powers extend to the power to instruct disposal; and if he will make a statement.
(35642)
63  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35708)
64  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his response to the recommendation in paragraph 92 of the Seventh Report of the Defence Select Committee, session 1999-2000, concerning civilian contractors who served in the Gulf; whether he intends to make provision to compensate Paul Connolly; and if he will make a statement.
(34915)
65  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, of those members of the armed forces pension scheme who retired between 1975 and 1977, how many (a) survive and (b) are survived by a widow or widower to whom a pension is paid.
(33619)
66  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces pension scheme retired in (a) 1975, (b) 1976 and (c) 1997.
(33620)
67  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what systems are in place to monitor the number of former members of the armed services who become homeless within 18 months of leaving the armed forces.
(35271)
68  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement defining the minimum acceptable standard of single living accommodation in the armed services.
(35272)
69  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the measures he is taking to ensure that service personnel are equipped to cope with civilian life when they leave the services.
(35270)
70  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the armed forces' helicopter stations south of the M4.
(31911)
71  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much certified timber has been used in the refurbishment of the MoD building; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents.
(35690)
72  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on timber for the refurbishment of the MoD building.
(35692)
73  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action was taken by his Department to ensure that timber procured for the refurbishment of the MoD Building was sourced (a) sustainably and (b) legally.
(35691)
74  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 13W, on fair trade goods, if he will increase the amount of fairly traded goods used in his Department.
(35459)
75  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the maritime water underwater capability; what this will involve; and when the project will begin.
(35718)
76  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration is being given to the replacement of the Type 23 frigate with the Future Surface Combatant; and if he will make a statement.
(35717)
77  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the armament of the Type 45 Destroyer will be; and what plans there are for a land attack capability for surface warships.
(35719)
78  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the three offshore protection vessels that are to be procured and their (a) capabilities and (b) cost.
(35716)
79  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations she has received from the Association of Colleges concerning losses sustained in the further education sector following closure of the ILA scheme; and what response her Department has made.
(35206)
80  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her latest estimate is of the amount of fraudulent claims made under the individual learning accounts scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(35209)
81  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what advice she received from the Further Education Funding Council in May 2000 concerning the setting up of the individual learning accounts scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(35207)
82  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, from whom she received advice concerning possible abuse of the individual learning accounts scheme prior to its commencement; and what reponse was given by her Department.
(35210)
83  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her latest estimate is of the losses sustained by learning providers following the closure of the ILA scheme in November 2001; whether she intends to accept claims for compensation for such losses; and if she will make a statement.
(35208)
84  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people are employed in her Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35358)
85  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps she is taking to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement.
(35898)
86  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(35938)
87  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of her Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35595)
88  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reason Surrey has been allocated less money from the Recruitment and Retention Fund than other LEAs in the South East.
(35805)
89  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what commitment she has made to match the Department of Culture, Media and Sport's offer of £500,000 to the National Youth Music Theatre.
(35731)
90  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations she has received on the funding of the National Youth Music Theatre.
(35729)
91  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will make a decision on the funding for the National Youth Music Theatre.
(35730)
92  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have been excluded from school in the constituency of Portsmouth South in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(35445)
93  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children have been statemented as having special needs in the constituency of Portsmouth South in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(35446)
94  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the functions, engagements and events which Ministers, her officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted her and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35707)
95  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many day care providers, broken down by type of provider, there were in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each year from 1997 to 2001.
(35317)
96  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many day care places broken down by type of providers there were in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each year from 1997 to 2001.
(35318)
97  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many recipients of an educational maintenance allowance there are in North East Lincolnshire; and what assessment she has made of the impact of the allowance on encouraging 16 to 18 year olds to stay in full-time education.
(35319)
98  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what measures she is taking to address violence against teachers and other school staff members during school hours.
(35623)
99  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date she and her Ministers last met the Education Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales.
(35458)
100  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent guidance has been issued to schools in relation to management of performance-related pay for teachers.
(35621)
101  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many part-time employees were recruited in UK universities in each year from 1999 to 2001; and how many non-EU students were recruited (a) as part-time employees and (b) for more than 100 hours of employment in a year in UK universities in each year from 1999 to 2001.
(35371)
102  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total amount is of tuition fees collected since they were introduced.
(35435)
103  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total amount is of tuition fees that have been used to fund higher education since the introduction of tuition fees; and by what percentage funding for higher education would be received if the total amount of tuition fees collected had been used to fund extra higher education.
(35967)
104  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the increase in university funding has been since tuition fees were introduced.
(35968)
105  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of tuition fees collected since 1997 has been paid directly to universities.
(35434)
106  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date her Department received notification from Surrey Police of their concerns about Miss Amy Gehring; what action was taken to consider her inclusion on list 99 before the conclusion of recent criminal proceedings; and when Ministers were informed of the communication from Surrey Police.
(35222)
107  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for (a) Sure Start and (b) employment zones (i) the amount budgeted and (ii) the total expended in each financial year for the planned lifetime of each initiative.
(35281)
108  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 19th November 2001, Official Report, column 61W, on fair trade goods, if she will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35916)
109  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of teachers have received training for the internet in (a) St Helens South, (b) St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA area, (f) the other RDA areas and (g) England.
(35422)
110  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average amount is of carbon dioxide produced per (a) car, (b) motor vehicle and (c) household in each of the last five years in the United Kingdom.
(35785)
111  
  
Mr Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath & Crayford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the tidal surge which hit the Thames Estuary and the North Kent Coast on 29th January, with special reference to the adequacy of the flood defences along the Erith, Crayford and Dartford stretch of the river bank and the risk of the River Thames flooding in this area.
(35440)
112  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 11th December 2001, Official Report, column 847W, when the consolidated list on the Rural White Paper's headline indicators will be placed in the Library.
(35225)
113  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fishermen there were and what the value of fish caught by the fishing industry was in each relevant constituency in each year since 1990.
(34869)
114  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many GM crop trials there were in each constituency in each year since 1990.
(34873)
115  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd November 2001, Official Report, column 427-8W, if she will list the rural authorities and settlements that have a bus service (a) six days, (b) seven days and (c) six/seven days a week.
(35226)
116  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farm co-operatives there were in each constituency in each year since 1990.
(34871)
117  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 781W, if the improved ELISA test was used to diagnose those animals slaughtered after the last case of foot-and-mouth; and if she will make a statement.
(35268)
118  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 11th December 2001, Official Report, column 848W, when the consolidated list concerning (a) the Rural White Paper and (b) other departmental indicators will be placed in the Library.
(35224)
119  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much woodland there was in (a) absolute and (b) percentage terms in each constituency in each year since 1990.
(34870)
120  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) farms and (b) farm closures there were in each constituency in each year since 1990.
(34874)
121  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) farmgate and (b) market price was of (i) sheep, (ii) pigs, (iii) beef cattle, (iv) dairy cattle, (v) broiler chickens, (vi) free range chickens, (vii) sugar beet and (viii) cereals in each year since 1990.
(34868)
122  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many organic farms there were in each constituency in each year since 1990.
(34872)
123  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates she has made of the number of years of protection afforded to London by the Thames Flood Barrier; when these estimates were made; and when they were last reviewed.
(32893)
124  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of work related stress have been reported in her Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(35927)
125  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people are employed in her Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35359)
126  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps she is taking to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement.
(35897)
127  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of her Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35599)
128  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 748W, what efforts (a) have been, (b) are being and (c) will be made to monitor the state and safety of the 10 radioactive waste disposal sites in the North Atlantic used by the UK (i) through the UK's own efforts, (ii) through the OECD, (iii) through OSPAR and (iv) by other authority or means.
(35265)
129  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made in securing a plan for the long term sustainability of the North Sea cod industry beyond spring 2003.
(35261)
130  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st January, Official Report, column 566W, which of the 10 radioactive waste disposal sites in the North Atlantic contains high level radioactive waste by (a) number of containers and (b) weight.
(35267)
131  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made in securing the effective UK management control over fishing effort within the (a) six and (b) 12 mile limit from the UK's coastline.
(35264)
132  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) the EU member states and (b) Norway to secure a long term cod recovery programme.
(35260)
133  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in EU member states on the impact of (a) minimum mesh sizes and (b) minimum landing sizes on hake stocks in (i) area VII and (ii) area VIII.
(35259)
134  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the requirements of the Sea Fisheries Committee in relation to (a) their regulatory framework and (b) their management budget and regime.
(35262)
135  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) EU countries and (b) Norway to protect the future of low impact fishing methods throughout the fishing nations.
(35263)
136  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st January, Official Report, column 566W, what records the Department has of (a) the total number of containers, (b) the weight of waste contained within the containers and (c) the proportion of (i) high level, (ii) intermediate level and (iii) low level radioactive waste in each of the 10 North Atlantic disposal sites used by the UK between 1949 and 1982.
(35266)
137  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 477W, on cameriaria ohridella, if she will state (a) how close cameraria ohridella has spread towards the UK and on what date this was, (b) what the rate of spread towards the United Kingdom is and (c) what action the Government plans to take to prevent transmission across the Channel; and whether she estimates that the disease is likely to have spread to the UK by the spring.
(35820)
138  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the relevant district and borough councils regarding sleeping and barely active parishes under their jurisdiction.
(35817)
139  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if pursuant to her Answer of 21st November 2001, Official Report, column 320W, on rural parishes, if she will define what parameters were used in defining parishes according to the four categories; and what factors led to the choice of these categories for parish activity.
(35814)
140  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the parish councils of (a) Broad Town, (b) Chippenham Without, (c) Great Somerford, (d) Grittleton, (e) Kington St Michael, (f) Lea and Cleverton, (g) Luckington, (h) Lydiard Millicent, (i) Minety, (j) Nettleton, (k) North Wraxall, (l) Norton and Foxley, (m) Oaksey, (n) Seagry, (o) Stanton St Quintin, (p) Tockenham, and (q) Yatton Keynell in North Wiltshire were omitted from the list of parishes deposited in the Library.
(35815)
141  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which criteria were used by her Department and the Countryside Agency to determine that (a) Braydon, (b) Hankerton and (c) Easton Grey parish councils are sleeping.
(35867)
142  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she recommends that those parishes deemed (a) sleeping and (b) barely active should take.
(35816)
143  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which criteria were used by her Department and the Countryside Agency to determine that (a) St Paul Malmesbury Without, (b) Kington Langley, (c) Brokenborough, (d) Bremhill and (e) Lydiard Tregoze parish councils are barely active.
(35866)
144  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies her Department has made into the preparation by other EU states to meet the latest EU regulations on the disposal of old refrigerators and freezers, with special reference to the equipment obtained.
(34837)
145  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library details of information and advice given by her Department to consumers about purchasing refrigerators and freezers from May 2001 to date.
(34840)
146  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of representations received from the UK retail industry from October 2000 about EU Regulation 2037/2000.
(34842)
147  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her understanding in December 1998 was of the purpose of, and requirements for the UK, of EU Regulation 2037/2000 .
(34838)
148  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of European Commissioners Communications received by her Department from June 2001 about matters that were covered under EU 2037/2000.
(34841)
149  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for South East Cornwall of 28th November 2001, Official Report, column 1018W, what use her Department will make of the list of parishes and sleeping parishes deposited in the Library; and what her estimate is of the cost to the Countryside Agency of preparing this list.
(35274)
150  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding has been made available for the development of renewable energy initiatives within urban areas.
(35666)
151  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the impact of European directives on the supply of health supplements.
(35661)
152  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the production of wind turbine renewable energy sources in urban areas.
(35662)
153  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the functions, engagements and events which Ministers, her officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35706)
154  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications there have been for recycling plants for refrigerators and freezers in the West Midlands Region; and when she expects them to be operational
(35457)
155  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the statement of the Minister for the Environment of 31st January, Official Report, column 414, how the figure of £6 million was reached.
(35923)
156  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government is introducing to curb the importation of illegal meats.
(35710)
157  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent guidelines she has issued to protect sand beaches from excessive erosion caused by the actions of the sand dredging industry.
(35634)
158  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reduce the amount of hazardous and industrial waste sent to landfill sites for disposal.
(35631)
159  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is investigating the use of vaccination in response to a future foot and mouth outbreak.
(35630)
160  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement regarding the re-opening of livestock markets.
(35628)
161  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list all the non-profit making organisations who have contacted her to report financial losses caused by the foot and mouth epidemic.
(35672)
162  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value is of losses notified to her Department caused by the foot and mouth epidemic suffered by non-profit making organsisations.
(35671)
163  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if non-profit making organisations making claims to the Countryside Access Recovery Fund will have their administration costs paid by her Department.
(35674)
164  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Countryside Agency will be permitted to claim costs of administration from the Countryside Access Recovery Fund; and if she will make a statement.
(35673)
165  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many public footpaths and public open spaces are closed due to the foot and motuh epidemic; and if she will make a statement.
(35668)
166  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the grants made to the British Trust Conservation Volunteers for the last five years for which figures are available.
[R] (35675)
167  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Countryside Agency has been allocated special funding for the administration of the Countryside Access Recovery Fund; and if she will make a statement.
(35670)
168  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the criteria is for the selection and allocation of money to organisations making claims to the Countryside Access Recovery Fund; and if she will make a statement.
(35669)
169  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what costs were incurred in setting up her Department's quality assessment programme for combined heat and power to 31st March 2001.
(35390)
170  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the extent to which local recycling initiatives are affected by the expansion of the waste incineration industry.
(35395)
171  
  
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 replacement of peat in the horticulture industry by 2010.
(35380)
172  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what costs were incurred in setting up the Department's CHP Club; and what its operational costs were in the financial year 2000-01.
(35393)
173  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the (a) levels and (b) mix of waste required to make a modern high-temperature incinerator commercially viable.
(35396)
174  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates her Department has made of the operational costs for the running of the CHP Club in 2001-02.
(35394)
175  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in safeguarding the environmental interests of the proposed special areas for conservation lowland raised peat bogs that are still awaiting ratification.
(35379)
176  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government's CHP target is reflected in her Department's aims and objectives.
(35388)
177  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the anticipated operational costs are of the Department's quality assessment programme for combined heat and power for the financial year 2001-02.
(35391)
178  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the procedure is by which applicants qualify for inclusion in the Government's quality assessment procedure for combined heat and power; and whether this procedure requires periodic re-assessment.
(35392)
179  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place copies of the OGC Gateway one and two reports on the Rural Payments Agency Project in the Library.
(35278)
180  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on data gathering and database design for the Rural Land Register; and if she will make a statement.
(35276)
181  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the views of customers of the Rural Payments Agency are being accommodated in the design of its new business processes.
(35284)
182  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost was of the NURAD programme.
(35277)
183  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 736W, on fair trade goods, if she will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35915)
184  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to meet representatives of the National Farmers' Union.
(35878)
185  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many press releases were issued about bovine TB by her Department and MAFF in each of the past 36 months.
(35536)
186  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the derivation, by country, of UK cultivated new potatoes; and what measures are in place to ensure the accurate labelling of early new potatoes entering the retail chain.
(35880)
187  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of the suspension of the bovine tuberculosis testing programme during the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease on the incubation and spread of TB; and if she will make a statement.
(35534)
188  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds are under movement restrictions imposed by her Department owing to overdue bovine tuberculosis tests; and if she will make a statement.
(35533)
189  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the annual cost to individual farmers of the proposed implementation of the 1991 Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Directive; and what system of monitoring her Department proposes to establish for policing the use of nitrogen in nitrate vulnerable zones.
(35879)
190  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to speed up the bovine tuberculosis testing programme since the lifting of foot and mouth disease control restrictions; and if she will calculate the number of personnel employed by her Department in executing the bovine TB testing programme.
(35535)
191  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 409, on fisheries, if she will make a statement on whether the effort distribution set out in the proposal for the cod and hake recovery programme will be directly linked to the quota distribution scheme as under the present Relative Stability keys.
(35881)
192  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will calculate the number of ewes with lambs at foot slaughtered under (a) disease control restrictions and (b) the livestock welfare disposal scheme during the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(35537)
193  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of work related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35935)
194  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35352)
195  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35883)
196  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35604)
197  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the latest figures for employment rates are for each county in the UK.
(34913)
198  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many civil servants were employed in each of the past 10 years; and what changes have taken place in real terms in their total remuneration.
(34083)
199  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his intended policy at the ECOFIN meeting on 12th February regarding the Commission's position on the stability and growth pact.
(35100)
200  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what communications have taken place between ministers officials and advisers and the City of London Corporation in relation to the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill since 1997.
(35658)
201  
  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the incentives within the company car tax system for employers to provide cars which run on alternative fuels to employees.
(35667)
202  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the main items of income and expenditure of the general budgets of the European Community for each year from 1995 to the latest available year in the manner of the Answer of 11th February 1997, Official Report, columns 120-1.
(35875)
203  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate changes in the proportion of Welsh GDP as a percentage of the UK economy in 2001.
(35625)
204  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the EU on the structural funds that will replace the Objective I funding programme in (a) Wales, (b) South Yorkshire, (c) Merseyside and (d) Cornwall.
(33963)
205  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 706W, on Geoffrey Spence, which Department has responsibility for Partnerships UK.
(35715)
206  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October, Official Report, column 742W, on national insurance, which assumptions concerning SERPs were used to come to his Answer; and if he will make a statement.
(35825)
207  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his letter to the honourable Member for Truro and St Austell of 29th January, what the value is of the full 10 year contract with EDS in 2002 prices (a) excluding and (b) including IT assets; and if he will make a statement.
(35460)
208  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent on timber for the refurbishment of the Treasury building.
(35689)
209  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action was taken by his Department to ensure that timber procured for the refurbishment of the Treasury building was sourced (a) sustainably and (b) legally.
(35688)
210  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much certified timber has been used in the refurbishment of the Treasury building; and what proportion of the total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents.
(35687)
211  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November 2001, Official Report, column 139W, on Fair Trade goods, if he will review during Fair Trade Fortnight the amount of fairly traded goods used in his Department.
(35453)
212  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, since the NIRS2 computer system first became operational, how many people have received National Insurance Contribution rebates after the date they were due; how much money has been paid to these people in compensation; and what his best estimate is of the total value of late rebates that are outstanding.
(35285)
213  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent so far on rectifying the problems with the NIRS2 computer system, broken down by year.
(35286)
214  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much compensation has been paid in total to people who have been adversely affected by the problems with the NIRS2 computer system, broken down by year.
(35287)
215  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many official EU observers were admitted to Zimbabwe by (a) 3rd February and (b) 5th February; and when each invitation requesting their presence from President Mugabe was received.
(35101)
216  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 722, on which day the four representatives to which he referred arrived in Zimbabwe.
(35228)
217  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 722, on Zimbabwe, for what reasons British observers are not included in the EU observation mission.
(35227)
218  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last made representations to (a) the Burmese Government and (b) other interested parties about the treatment of the Karen people by the Burmese army.
(35792)
219  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet Tan Sri Razali Ismail to discuss the situation of the Karen people in Burma.
(35791)
220  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions he plans to take against the Burmese Government over their treatment of the Karen people in Burma.
(35790)
221  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations his Department has received from (a) honourable Members and (b) others regarding the situation of the Karen people in Burma.
(35787)
222  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation of refugees who have left Burma and set up camp in Sangklaburi, Thailand.
(35789)
223  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) Karen, (b) Karenni and (c) Shan people are estimated to have left Burma following their treatment by the Burmese military.
(35788)
224  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35925)
225  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35360)
226  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35887)
227  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate has been made of the annual cost to the CAP Budget of paying to (a) Poland and (b) the other accession candidate countries, one-quarter of the value of direct payments normally made to EU farmers.
(35320)
228  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visits to the United Kingdon, other than to Northern Ireland, have been carried out by the President of the Irish Republic since 1997; and how they were categorised.
(35332)
229  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how visits by foreign heads of state are categorised; who decides this; and what criteria are applied.
(35341)
230  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the United States Administration on relations with Iran.
(34912)
231  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements he intends to put in place for briefings to members of the Council on Europe on reports prepared by rapporteurs from the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(34910)
232  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent initiatives have been taken to make progress with rapprochement between North and South Korea.
(34907)
233  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contact his consular officials have had with Ian Stillman; and on what dates.
(35861)
234  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what trade deals were (a) discussed and (b) finalised during the Prime Minister's recent visit to India.
(35860)
235  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35705)
236  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people were issued with visit visas in (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Bangladesh, (d) Ghana, (e) Nigeria, (f) Malaysia, (g) Jamaica, (h) Zimbabwe and (i) Kenya in 2001.
(35549)
237  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made concerning reforming the decision making process of the European Union.
(35638)
238  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the personnel appointed to the UK mission in Kabul by rank and gender.
(35258)
239  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contact his Department has had in the last year with the Plain English Campaign, and if he will make a statement.
(35849)
240  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals on the future distribution of competences between the European Union and its member states the Minister for Europe, in his role as the Government's representative on the Convention on the Future of Europe, will be making to the Convention on the Future of Europe; and if he will make a statement.
(35850)
241  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the Government will be making to the European Council at Barcelona on the creation of the single sky in Europe; what effect they will have on Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(35852)
242  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the Government will be making to the European Council at Barcelona on the liberalisation of the European energy market; and if he will make a statement.
(35854)
243  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the Government will be making to the European Council at Barcelona on the furthering of the e-Europe initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(35851)
244  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visa applications were dealt with by each overseas high commission, embassy and consulate in the last year for which information is available; and what proportion were (a) granted for study purposes, (b) granted for holiday purposes, (c) granted for other purposes and (d) denied.
(35196)
245  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in how many countries the United Kingdom was represented by (a) a resident (i) high commissioner and (ii) Ambassador, (b) a non-resident (i) high commissioner and (ii) Ambassador and (c) a consul in each year since 1997, indicating where that representation changed in that time.
(35198)
246  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many high commissions, embassies and consulates have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1997.
(35197)
247  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 927W, on fair trade goods, if he will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35920)
248  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of each regional NHS budget is earmarked for (a) medical, (b) higher and (c) further education capital investment; what investment in medical education other than new medical schools is being made in England; and if he will make a statement.
(35202)
249  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of nursing and midwifery students in the latest year for which figures are available had no access to student loans, university hardship funds and NHS hardship grants as a result of being on diploma courses.
(35203)
250  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government plans to take to bring about parity between diploma and degree students of midwifery and nursing.
(35204)
251  
N  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government takes to encourage and finance the continuing professional development and education of consultants and GPs.
(35205)
252  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35361)
253  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35888)
254  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35926)
255  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35605)
256  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial allocation has been made to the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority in each of the last 10 years.
(35321)
257  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial allocation has been made to St George's Hospital, Tooting in each of the last 10 years.
(35322)
258  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to replace the opt-in donor scheme with an opt-out scheme.
(35461)
259  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists have opted out of the NHS in each year since 1997.
(34790)
260  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what standards the Government sets to protect consumers from toxins in (a) smoking and (b) chewing tobacco products; and whether she has taken advice from the (i) Chief Medical Officer and (ii) Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health on appropriate standards for the protection of public health.
(34905)
261  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the harm caused to nicotine users of (a) using oral tobacco and (b) smoking cigarettes.
(34906)
262  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he received from (a) the Chief Medical Officer, (b) the Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health and (c) other public health experts regarding the public health implications of the ban on oral tobacco products agreed in Article 8 of EU Directive 2001/37/EC.
(34904)
263  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will respond to the honourable Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton's question of 24th January Ref 31140 regarding the Whittington Hospital.
(35543)
264  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, by regional ambulance service, the number days off sick taken by ambulance staff following physical assaults by members of the public whilst on duty in (a) Q4 2000-01, (b) Q1 2001-02, (c) Q2 2001-02, (d) Q3 2001-02 and in (e) 2000-01, (f) 1999-2000, and (g) 1998-99.
(35864)
265  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether targets exist regarding the national rate of suicide; what these targets are; whether they are being met; and if he will make a statement.
(35859)
266  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, by centre, the number of people accessing NHS walk in centres each month since opening.
(35862)
267  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, by regional ambulance service, the number of physical assaults by members of the public against ambulance staff whilst on duty in (a) Q4 2000-01, (b) Q1 2001-02, (c) Q2 2001-02, (d) Q3 2001-02 and in (e) 2000-01, (f) 1999-2000, and (g) 1998-99.
(35863)
268  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to propose changes in the law to allow adoption by unmarried couples.
(35865)
269  
  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement in the change on the number of care home beds in the Wycombe constituency since 1997.
(35342)
270  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children between the ages of 10 and 14 are living in persistent poverty in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 1991-92; and if he will make a statement.
(35682)
271  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to commission research into the incidence of dementia.
(35083)
272  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many episodes of in-patient care were purchased by the NHS in London in the independent mental health sector in the last year for which figures are available.
(35090)
273  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure the management structure of NHS Professionals allows sufficient flexibility for the organisation to (a) respond to the changing needs and circumstances of service users and (b) maintain an effective quality control system.
(35097)
274  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure the financial viability of NHS Professionals.
(35096)
275  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the highest level of occupancy of beds on a single day was in 2000-01 in each NHS trust in respect of acute mental health wards in London.
(35081)
276  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has put in place to ensure that managers working within NHS Professionals have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience to provide trusts with temporary healthcare staff.
(35091)
277  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the 2000-01 figures for hospital admissions in respect of eating disorders.
(35088)
278  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has put in place to ensure that the management structure of NHS Professionals adequately reflects the size of the agency and the volume and complexity of the services it provides.
(35098)
279  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what work has taken place on child and adolescent mental health services for the Children's National Service Framework.
(35086)
280  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission research into the incidence of eating disorders amongst (a) children and young persons, (b) men and (c) women.
(35085)
281  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has adjusted the 1999-2000 figures on hospital admissions in respect of eating disorders.
(35089)
282  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which body has responsibility for (a) regulating the performance of NHS Professionals and (b) investigating complaints made against the service provider.
(35099)
283  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has completed his review of information needs as regards NHS funded activity in the private sector; and if he will make a statement on his conclusion.
(35087)
284  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is being provided to NHS Professionals' call centre staff.
(35094)
285  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) adults, (b) children and young persons and (c) adults over 65 years have clinical depression at the latest date for which figures are available.
(35082)
286  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the key results of his survey of the amount of activity purchased by the NHS within the private sector; and if he will make a statement.
(35078)
287  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the meetings scheduled for the External Working Group on child and adolescent mental health services in the Children's National Service Framework; and when its work is expected to be complete.
(35084)
288  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place to ensure that (a) the size and layout of NHS Professionals' premises are appropriate for the effective management of the services which the agency provides and (b) the premises are kept clean and suitably equipped and furnished.
(35095)
289  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has introduced to gauge the physical and mental fitness of managers working within NHS Professionals.
(35092)
290  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the first patient to move out of a hospital as a result of the Tilt Report.
(35079)
291  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 750W, on mental health, how much capital expenditure has been profiled in respect to the DSPD unit at (a) Rampton and (b) Broadmoor, and, in each case, when it is profiled to be spent.
(35231)
292  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England for antipsychotic depot injections in 2001.
(35080)
293  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st January, Official Report, column 674W, on mental health, when the first meeting between his Department and the Department of Education and Skills to develop the mental health module of the Children's National Service Framework is scheduled to take place.
(35230)
294  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether managers working within NHS professionals will be required to hold nationally recognised management qualifications.
(35093)
295  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has collated on the countries in the EU which license single vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella.
(35423)
296  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the number of care home beds lost in the Bromsgrove constituency in (a) the last year and (b) the last two years.
(35275)
297  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on what guidance he gives to GPs seeking to expel patients from their list because of a refusal to accept the MMR vaccination.
(35424)
298  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the most recent figures are of the percentage of children (a) between one to two and (b) receiving the booster jab between three and four who have received the MMR jab, broken down by region across the United Kingdom.
(35279)
299  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when and upon what advice the Government withdrew the licence for single vaccinations of measles, mumps and rubella in the United Kingdom.
(35411)
300  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those (a) health authorities and (b) hospital trusts which have not achieved the Government target for all breast cancer patients to wait no longer than one month between diagnosis and treatment by December 2001.
(34691)
301  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) those NHS trusts and (b) those health authorities which have met the Government's two-week target in respect of outpatient waiting times for suspected cancer patients.
(34693)
302  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast cancer patients in each of the last 12 months waited more than one month between diagnosis and treatment, broken down by health authority area; and what the total was in February 1997.
(34692)
303  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level in 2002-03 was of (a) personal services SSA per resident, (b) personal social services SSA per resident over 65, and (c) personal social services SSA per resident under 18 years of age for (i) Buckinghamshire, (ii) Milton Keynes, (iii) Oxfordshire, (iv) Bedfordshire, (v) Hertfordshire, (vi) Northamptonshire, (vii) Windsor and Maidenhead, (viii) Hillingdon, (ix) Harrow, (x) Kingston-upon-Thames, (xi) Ealing and (xii) England.
(35819)
304  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken to improve MMR vaccination rates since 1st January.
(34878)
305  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of eligible children have been vaccinated with single measles/mumps/rubella injections in the last (a) three months, (b) 12 months and (c) three years.
(34879)
306  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what figures he has collected for MMR vaccination rates in the October to December 2001 quarter in the UK, broken down by health authority area.
(34877)
307  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the performance of the Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service in 2001.
(35273)
308  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35704)
309  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if it is his policy to provide recombinant (synthetic) clothing factors for new haemophilia patients and children under 16; and if it applies to the provision of Factor VIIa to patients with inhibitors, who are resistant to Factor VIII and IX.
(35282)
310  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the variations that exist in delayed discharges between districts served by the same NHS acute hospital trust.
(33616)
311  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average delay for patients with delayed discharges is in the third quarter of 2001-02.
(33617)
312  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of acute beds are blocked in each acute National Health Service hospital trust.
(33618)
313  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards providing the additional intermediate care beds announced in the NHS Plan.
(35410)
314  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on NHS dental provision in each region of the UK.
(35627)
315  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent evidence he has received concerning the damaging effects caused to the health of people living near landfill sites.
(35632)
316  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the relative health risks posed by (i) brown, (ii) blue and (iii) white varieties of asbestos.
(35382)
317  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received regarding the EU prohibition on white asbestos.
(35381)
318  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Ref 19094, on childcare workers, what measures he has taken to ensure that employers of childcare workers notify the Secretary of State when they have dismissed a person from a childcare position on the grounds of misconduct which harmed a child or placed a child at risk of harm.
(35868)
319  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what restriction based on post code there will be to access the beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs for clinically qualifying patients.
(35343)
320  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate how many new people in (a) England and (b) Essex will receive beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs in the next five years.
(35350)
321  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether patients who are diagnosed as having MS and who qualify under the clinical criteria for the cohort to receive beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs will be given access to those drugs.
(35345)
322  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what limits will be put on the access of clinically qualifying patients to beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs.
(35344)
323  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the new cohort of MS patients to receive beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs will be selected.
(35349)
324  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what system for appeals will be established to review cases where MS sufferers have been refused access to beta interferon and glatiramer acetate; who will constitute the appeal body; and what its terms of reference, operating procedures and decision criteria will be.
(35348)
325  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who will make the initial decision on which MS patients are included in the new cohort to receive beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs.
(35346)
326  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the new cohort of MS sufferers who will now receive beta interferon and glatiramer acetate drugs will start to receive these drugs.
(35347)
327  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care beds were (a) closed in the public sector and (b) created in the private sector in each year from 1990 to 1997.
(35369)
328  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care beds have been closed in (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector since 1997; and how many have been created in each sector since 1997.
(35370)
329  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the air ambulances available to the health services in each nation of the UK indicating the areas they cover.
(35199)
330  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he takes to ensure that children are not removed by general practitioners from their lists due to medical and lifestyle decisions by their parents.
(35212)
331  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged four or five years old have taken the first MMR vaccine but not the booster; and what proportion they represent of the cohorts.
(35216)
332  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the anticipated cost is of the planned MMR advertising campaign; and when it was first commissioned.
(35215)
333  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is per patient of a course of (a) MMR vaccine, (b) single measles vaccine, (c) single rubella vaccine and (d) single mumps vaccine.
(35213)
334  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he issues on the circumstances in which an air ambulance is more appropriate than its terrestrial equivalent for the transfer of patients to hospital.
(35200)
335  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what incentives are payable to general practitioners for achieving MMR vaccination targets; and what the targets are.
(35214)
336  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children aged (a) under five and (b) five to 18 were known not to be registered with a general practitioner (i) in 2002 and (ii) five years ago; and what proportion they represent of the cohort.
(35211)
337  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what conditions (a) school nurses and (b) other school staff may administer (i) aspirin, (ii) MMR vaccine, (iii) other vaccines and (iv) the morning-after-pill without parental consent.
(35223)
338  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of Northwood and Pinner Community Hospital; and what plans he has received from the Hillingdon Primary Care Trust for the development of facilities for general practice on the site.
(34597)
339  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK are registered as organ donars; what plans he has to introduce legislation to recognise presumed consent; what measures he has introduced to encourage people to sign up as organ donars; and if he will make a statement.
(35724)
340  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time is of Her Majesty's Immigration and Nationality Departments in Croydon to messages left through the hotline telephone service by honourable Members and their staff.
(35793)
341  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the hotline telephone service available to honourable Members from Her Majesty's Immigration and Nationality Department in Croydon.
(35794)
342  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what checks are made on the response times of Her Majesty's Immigration and Nationality Department in Croydon to (a) messages and (b) queries made through their hotline telephone service by honourable Members and their staff.
(35795)
343  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the correspondence from the Right honourable Member for Berwick upon Tweed dated 30th August and 28th November 2001, regarding delegates to the World Methodist Conference.
(34157)
344  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35889)
345  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35929)
346  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35362)
347  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35602)
348  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the prison population was in England and Wales on 31st January.
(35323)
349  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the prison budget for England and Wales has been in each of the last 10 years.
(35326)
350  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vacancies there are for prison officers in prisons in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(35327)
351  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the United Kingdom prison population was in (a) 1990, (b) 1992, (c) 1994, (d) 1996, (e) 1998 and (f) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(35324)
352  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with officials of the Prison Officers' Association; and what issues were discussed.
(35325)
353  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the Home Office since 1972 reports which refer to the treatment of victims and witnesses.
(35956)
354  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the HMIC thematic reports undertaken since 1978.
(35955)
355  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police authorities within England and Wales have been involved in cases of child abuse; what resources have been utilised to service each investigation as a percentage of the total budget allocated to each police authority in each year since 1996; and what definition is used for a victim and complainant.
(35958)
356  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the definition is of trawling, in relation to sex abuse cases; and what research has been done by the HMIC to ascertain the effectiveness of the trawling process.
(35957)
357  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend the facilities available at the immigration office in Belfast, with specific reference to passport and visa services.
(35035)
358  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Charing Cross Police Station was accepting reports of minor crime over the telephone between 24th December 2001 and 11th January 2002.
(35542)
359  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police houses are empty; and if he will make a statement.
(35806)
360  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police houses, other than right-to-buy houses, were sold in 2000-01.
(35807)
361  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will permit serving Metropolitan Police officers with specialist anti-terrorist-related skills to extend their service in the force beyond the age of 60 as an exceptional measure.
(35808)
362  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many youth fora have been set up; and at what cost.
(35810)
363  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken by his Department to provide funding for C-Far in Okehampton, Devon; and if he will make a statement.
(35531)
364  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who inspects the functioning of youth offending teams; and if he will make a statement.
(35532)
365  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the percentage of recorded crime in the Portsmouth South constituency that was drug related in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(35442)
366  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of race-related crimes have been reported involving asylum seekers since the introduction of the Government's dispersal policy; and if he will make a statement.
(35443)
367  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking asylum have been located in the Portsmouth South constituency since the introduction of the Government's dispersal policy; and if he will make a statement.
(35444)
368  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) the police force, (b) the Crown Prosecution Service and (c) judges take part in continuing training programmes, so they can identify and respond to the needs and concerns of people with a learning disability.
(35546)
369  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional steps are being taken to protect children and adults with learning disabilities from sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement.
(35545)
370  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will bring forward legislation to establish the Video Appeals Committee as a statutory body.
(35728)
371  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will require the British Board of Film Classification to submit its classification guidelines for parliamentary approval.
(35654)
372  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the link between the viewing of pornography and the committing of sex offences.
(35725)
373  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will review the Obscene Publications Act 1959, with specific reference to its definition of obscene.
(35727)
374  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will bring forward legislation to make it an offence (a) to show a Restricted 18 video to a child and (b) to allow a child to view such a video.
(35726)
375  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consideration his Department gave to the capacity to gain rapid planning permission when identifying sites for the proposed asylum accommodation centres.
(35640)
376  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what legislation is required to pemit the construction of the proposed asylum accommodation centres; what powers his Department has to prepare for their construction before such legislation has received Royal Assent; and if he will make a statement.
(35641)
377  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35703)
378  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people, broken down by nationality, on (a) temporary admission and (b) temporary release, applied for leave to enter on the grounds of marriage in each year from 1995 to the latest convenient date in 2001; and how many such applications in each year were (i) granted and (ii) refused.
(35548)
379  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationals of (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Bangladesh, (d) Ghana, (e) Nigeria, (f) Malaysia, (g) Jamaica, (h) Zimbabwe and (j) Kenya, (i) applied for, (ii) were granted and (iii) were refused leave to remain in the UK on the ground of marriage in (A) 2000 and (B) 2001 to the latest convenient date; and how many people of each nationality applied (1) within their permitted leave and (2) after their leave had expired.
(35547)
380  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he has taken to investigate whether special websites are used by hooligans to orchestrate football violence; and if he will make a statement.
(35437)
381  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) police and (b) internet service providers to ensure that football hooligan websites cannot be set up.
(35436)
382  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce legislation to define criminal material on websites.
(35447)
383  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what investigations he has made into the number of football websites with links to paramilitary groups; and if he will make a statement.
(35448)
384  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action was taken by the police authority in respect of (a) domestic violence perpetrated against his first wife and (b) subsequent incidents of domestic violence in the Bluestone murder case.
(35655)
385  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance is issued to police forces on taking action in respect of personnel who have committed acts of domestic violence.
(35541)
386  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records police authorities keep in respect of a disciplinary action taken in respect of members of staff who have been perpetrators of domestic violence.
(35538)
387  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of domestic violence perpetrated by Mr Bluestone were (a) recorded and (b) subject to disciplinary action.
(35656)
388  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish guidelines he issues to police authorities on dealing with domestic violence within their workforce.
(35465)
389  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been subject to disciplinary procedure as a result of perpetration of domestic violence in each of the last three years.
(35550)
390  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for each police authority in England and Wales the number of (a) incidents of domestic violence perpetrated by staff, (b) the number of repeat incidents and (c) the number of disciplinary actions taken over the past five years.
(35463)
391  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what policies his Department has for dealing with domestic violence; and if he will publish them.
(35466)
392  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of prisoners are suffering from a psychotic illness.
(35405)
393  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prisoners developed (a) a mental health problem and (b) a psychotic illness whilst in custody in the last 12 months.
(35406)
394  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of prisoners are known to have a mental health problem.
(35407)
395  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines he has issued to young women with regards to the dangers of date rape drugs.
(35629)
396  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what extent the annual contribution made to the Metropolitan Police by the Football Association is to cover policing costs at football matches.
(35378)
397  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the prison population is made up of those convicted of property offences.
(34914)
398  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 970W, on fair trade goods, if he will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35922)
399  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which types of criminal he proposes should be eligible for day release from prison; what sort of work inmates will carry out if they are on day prison release; and what measures will be put in place to ensure that prisoners on day release not abscond.
(35723)
400  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Chairman of the Information Select Committee,what the cost was of (a) the introduction of the PDVN system and (b) subsequent upgrades to the system; and what the cost is of its annual maintenance.
(35615)
401  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(35928)
402  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps she is taking to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement.
(35896)
403  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people are employed in her Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35363)
404  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what help she intends to give to Voluntary Service Overseas in relation to the insurance premiums payable by them in the aftermath of 11th September.
(34876)
405  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the (a) EU, (b) Community Fund and (c) Ford Foundation about insurance premiums; and if she will make a statement.
(34885)
406  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Voluntary Service Overseas and other voluntary organisations about insurance premiums.
(34884)
407  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the functions, engagements and events which Ministers, her officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35702)
408  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on timber for the recent refurbishment of the International Development building on 1 Palace Street.
(35677)
409  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much certified timber has been used in the recent refurbishment of the International Development building on 1 Palace Street; and what proportion of total timber purchased for this refurbishment this represents.
(35676)
410  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action was taken by her Department to ensure that timber procured for the recent refurbishment of the International Development building on 1 Palace Street was sourced (a) sustainably and (b) legally.
(35678)
411  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 931W, on fair trade goods, if she will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35919)
412  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35890)
413  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35930)
414  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35364)
415  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if she will list the reports produced by the Lord Chancellor's Department which relate to the criminal justice system since 1978.
(35966)
416  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers in the Lord Chancellor's Department have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35700)
417  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the Government's policy is on monitoring the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998.
(33944)
418  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what resources have been made available to monitor the effects on public authorities of the Human Rights Act 1998.
(33942)
419  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the Government's policy is on establishing a Human Rights Commission in Britain.
(33943)
420  
N  
David Burnside (South Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what police investigations are in progress into alleged criminal activities and murders by the Provisional IRA in 1972 in County Londonderry.
(34973)
421  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35931)
422  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35365)
423  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35891)
424  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers were injured in the course of performing their duties in Northern Ireland in 2000.
(35338)
425  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) official and (b) working visits have been carried out in Northern Ireland by the President of the Irish Republic in each year since 1990.
(35306)
426  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the need for stronger civil defence precautions in Northern Ireland to safeguard against the effects of a terrorist attack on the new Mox nuclear reprocessing plant in Sellafield.
(35340)
427  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidents of criminal damage against (a) police stations and (b) police vehicles in Northern Ireland were reported in 2000.
(35337)
428  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who decides whether a visit by a foreign head of state to Northern Ireland is categorised as (a) official, (b) private and (c) working; and what criteria are applied in each case.
(35307)
429  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidents of criminal assault were recorded in each year since 1997 in Northern Ireland relating to the use of fireworks.
(35335)
430  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs to the public were of each visit to Northern Ireland by the President of the Irish Republic in each year since 1997.
(35333)
431  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 938W, if he will name the judge who has been appointed to investigate the cases of Chief Superintendent Green, Superintendent Buchanan, Lord Justice and Lady Gibson and Billy Wright; and if he will make a statement.
(35229)
432  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what consideration the Saville Inquiry gave to seeking injunctions restraining television transmission of recent films about Bloody Sunday.
(33645)
433  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35701)
434  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the President of the Council, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his office's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35884)
435  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the President of the Council, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35932)
436  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the President of the Council, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35366)
437  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the President of the Council, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 897W, on Fair Trade goods, if, during Fair Trade Fortnight, he will review the amount of fairly traded goods used in his Department.
(35450)
438  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will ensure that Sir Anthony Hammond will seek evidence from (a) S. P. Hinduja, (b) G. P. Hinduja and (c) Davin Jewell in his reopened inquiry.
(34875)
439  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the communications received by his Office from 20th November onwards from Mr Bill Moyes on the subject of the implications of EU 037/2000.
(34839)
440  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, what experience Lord Birt has in relation to rail transport.
(34789)
441  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions Lord Birt has travelled by train since his appointment to the Forward Strategy Unit.
(34639)
442  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the objectives of his forthcoming visit to Africa are; and if he will make a statement.
(33781)
443  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which he, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35697)
444  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what communications have taken place between himself, his Office and his advisers and the City of London Corporation in relation to the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill since May 1997.
(35660)
445  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Prime Minister, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Nigeria regarding ethnic violence in Lagos.
(35377)
446  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(35941)
447  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps she is taking to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement.
(35895)
448  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people are employed in her Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35367)
449  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the work of the Clyde Shipyards Taskforce.
(35315)
450  
  
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow, Govan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the Government's policy is on unclaimed benefits among the elderly in Scotland.
(35529)
451  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 22nd November 2001, Official Report, column 407W, on Fair Trade goods, if she will review during Fair Trade Fortnight the amount of fairly traded goods used in her Department.
(35454)
452  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what quality standards each CPS region supports; and when registration was obtained.
(35951)
453  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases were handled by each lawyer per year, in each region, since the inception of the CPS; and of these cases how many were cases for the (a) magistrates court and (b) crown court, expressed as a percentage of total cases and as an absolute figure.
(35946)
454  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the training programmes available for CPS staff indicating the latest participation rates; which training providers are used; and if they are quality assured.
(35945)
455  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many criminal and magistrate court cases were discontinued per year in absolute terms and as a percentage of all cases, in each region and as a percentage of the total acquittals; and how many arose (a) from the jury and (b) following an order or direction of the judge.
(35961)
456  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the turnover of staff, broken down by type was in each region in each year since the inception of the CPS.
(35947)
457  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, if there is a mandatory requirement for legal staff to participate in a continuing professional development programme.
(35944)
458  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the Royal Commissions undertaken since 1978, the terms of reference and the total costs for each one.
(35962)
459  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what (a) internal and (b) external reviews have been conducted on the conduct of prosecutions, on what dates and by whom in the last three years.
(35950)
460  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what progress has been made in respect of Cm 3960, Summary of the Report, paragraph 26, concerning the shift in CPS priorities from involvement in relatively minor cases to serious crime cases in the Crown Court.
(35965)
461  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what research has been undertaken to address the observations made in Cm3960, Summary of the Report, paragraph 19, concerning the downgrading of crimes.
(35960)
462  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, when the Victim's Charter was last revised.
(35963)
463  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what research has been carried out to investigate the reasons for differences in the discontinuance rates for charges of violence against the person, criminal damage and motoring offences.
(35953)
464  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff, broken down by type, the CPS budget provided for in each CPS region; and how many vacancies there were per type of staff in each year since the inception of the CPS.
(35942)
465  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on how the balance of serious crime and minor crime changed since 1992 as a percentage of total crimes committed.
(35948)
466  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what actions have been taken in response to the observations in Cm 3960, Summary of the Report, paragraph 24, concerning performance indicators for timeliness, the magistrates' courts and the CPS.
(35964)
467  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, if the recommendation advanced in the review of the Crown Prosecution Service, Cm 3960, concerning the agreement of statistics, has been achieved.
(35952)
468  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what percentage of time was spent by senior lawyers in (a) administration and management and (b) considering cases and advocacy in the latest year for which figures are available.
(35949)
469  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the groups of crimes to which discontinuance statistics apply and provide statistics for these crimes on a regional basis for each year since 1992.
(35959)
470  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, what budget was allocated to each CPS region; and how much of the annual budget was allocated to training, in actual terms and as a percentage of the total budget in each year since its inception.
(35943)
471  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Solicitor General, what action she plans to take to combat the breach of the provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984 by those selling Restricted 18 videos via mail order advertisements.
(35653)
472  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Solicitor General, pursuant to his Answers of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 895W, and 27th November 2001, Official Report, column 745W, on Fair Trade goods, if he will review during Fair Trade Fortnight the amount of fairly traded goods used in her Department.
(35451)
473  
  
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement concerning the proposed redundancies at Group Lotus in the South Norfolk constituency; and if she will take steps to safeguard the technical research capacity of Group Lotus.
(35283)
474  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many motor vehicles were registered to people living in the (a) Edinburgh West, (b) Edinburgh Central, (c) Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, (d) Edinburgh Pentlands, (e) Edinburgh North and Leith and (f) Edinburgh South parliamentary constituencies or for the most appropriate geographical areas for which figures are available at the latest date for which figures are available.
(35786)
475  
  
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much (a) coal, (b) gas and (c) oil she estimates was consumed in Scotland in the last year for which figures area available, broken down by local authority or by the nearest appropriate division.
(35784)
476  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 1st February, Official Report, column 612W, on Crown post offices, if the Crown Office network ran at a profit in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(34916)
477  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from the manufacturing industry on the effect of the level of the pound against the euro since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(35301)
478  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate her Department has made of the level of tourism exports in the last five years from each region of the country.
(35304)
479  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people are employed in her Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35368)
480  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Government's consultation paper on employment status is due to be published; and if she will make a statement.
(35305)
481  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Government will present proposals regarding the urban post office network.
(35300)
482  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her Department's preferred measure of investment.
(35297)
483  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the aid package that was announced in May 2001 to provide support to communities affected by Corus redundancies has been spent.
(35303)
484  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the timescale for the appointment of the new chairman for Consignia.
(35298)
485  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on her Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps she is taking to reduce this number; and if she will make a statement.
(35894)
486  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will provide a detailed breakdown of the £750 million the Government has invested in the Post Office, referred to by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business on 29th January, Official Report, column 252.
(35201)
487  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
(35933)
488  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the involvement her Department has had in the proposed structure of the successor company to Railtrack.
(35302)
489  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the level of take-up of the £2 million rural post office scheme; and what action she is taking to increase take-up.
(35299)
490  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of her Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35596)
491  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices are undergoing a consultation process for considered closure in connection with Postwatch, broken down by county.
(35544)
492  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs there were in the UK in each of the last five years in the manufacture of small and medium sized television sets.
(34909)
493  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices have closed in Surrey in each of the past five years.
(35811)
494  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the report of the first stage of the quinquennial review of the Coal Authority will be published.
(35616)
495  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications have been made for assistance under the rural post office scheme, broken down by county.
(33614)
496  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many grants have been made under the rural post office scheme, broken down by county; and what the total sum paid out to date is.
(33615)
497  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will take steps to review the regulation of fees and commission charged by debt management companies.
(35713)
498  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will take steps to improve the capacity of clients of debt management companies to obtain compensation after receiving bad advice from such companies.
(35796)
499  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she is taking to promote the economic viability of local shops in the vicinity of supermarkets.
(35712)
500  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on levels of remuneration for company directors.
(35540)
501  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the functions, engagements and events which Ministers, her officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35698)
502  
  
Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans her Department has to include higher education services in the United Kingdom as part of the forthcoming World Trade Organisation negotiations on the general agreement on trade in services.
(35439)
503  
  
Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations her Department has had with universities and colleges of higher education on the inclusion of higher education services in the United Kingdom as part of the forthcoming World Trade Organisation negotiations on the general agreement on trade in services; and if she will make a statement.
(35438)
504  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the regulations governing hairdressers in other EU countries.
(35870)
505  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the projected underspend by EEDA for the year to 31st March, indicating the reason for the underspend in each case.
(35464)
506  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the future of manufacturing industry.
(35626)
507  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with Consignia about the impact on rural and urban communities of their intention to close post offices.
(35635)
508  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices there are in Wales; how many sub post offices have been closed since May 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(35620)
509  
  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how long UK (a) coal, (b) oil and (c) gas reserves are expected to last.
(35608)
510  
  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment the Government has made of the environmental impact of windfarms.
(35607)
511  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government's CHP target is reflected in her Department's aims and objectives on sustainable development; and when she intends to issue them to the non-ministerial government departments for which she is responsible.
(35387)
512  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department intends to take to ensure CHP is excluded from the obligation base for the Government's renewable energy obligation.
(35386)
513  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the extent to which the new electricity trading arrangements are encouraging for combined heat and power and renewables.
(35385)
514  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action has been taken as a result of her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Department of Energy in relation to new and renewable energy technologies.
(35389)
515  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department intends to issue the statutory social and environmental guidelines to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
(35384)
516  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent estimate her Department has made of the cost of removing white asbestos from commercial and domestic buildings in the UK.
(35383)
517  
  
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will ensure that the procedure and process of peer review of the science case of the 4GLS part of the Casim project are fair and transparent.
(35462)
518  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 20th November 2001, Official Report, column 169W, on Fair Trade goods, if she will review during Fair Trade Fortnight the amount of fairly traded goods used in her Department.
(35455)
519  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 26th November 2001, Official Report, column 682W, on fair trade goods, if she will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35917)
520  
  
Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she has agreed to allow Cable and Wireless to redeem the special share that the Government holds with the company.
(35551)
521  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of private sector investment in research and development as a share of GDP was made in (a) St Helens South, (b) The St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) The North West RDA area, (f) other RDA areas and (g) England in each of the last 12 months.
(35412)
522  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of companies had access to broadband technology in (a) St Helens South, (b) the St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA area, (f) the other RDA areas and (g) England in each of the last three years.
(35421)
523  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of companies in (a) St Helens South, (b) the St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA region, (f) the other RDA regions, (g) England and (h) the UK (i) started up and (ii) failed, in the last five years.
(35419)
524  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the workforce is employed in companies that have grown 20 per cent. or more in the last four years in (a) St Helens South, (b) the St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA region, (f) the other RDA regions, (g) England and (h) the UK.
(35418)
525  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the workforce was employed by (a) European and (b) other foreign companies in (i) St Helens South, (ii) the St Helens MBC area, (iii) Merseyside, (iv) Manchester, (v) the North West RDA region, (vi) the other RDA regions and (vii) England in each of the last five years.
(35417)
526  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the shipbuilders' relief system.
(35721)
527  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the RDA broadband fund has been allocated; which RDAs have published their broadband strategy; and which RDAs have implemented their strategies.
(35441)
528  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35934)
529  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35351)
530  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35882)
531  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the requirements for cyclists to (a) use lights after dark and (b) wear cycling helmets.
(35295)
532  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the commitment required by members of passenger transport authorities in terms of frequency of attendance and hours.
(35312)
533  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on recommended methods of selection of local councillors to sit on passenger transport authorities.
(35311)
534  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the passenger transport authorities' performance in consulting passengers and their representatives about their plans.
(35313)
535  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35600)
536  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he has received a response from the European Commission on the Railtrack state aid application; and if he will make a statement.
(35799)
537  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps has he taken to prevent a conflict of interest between officials in (a) his Department and (b) the SRA working on the Company Limited by Guarantee and decision making about the future of the industry in order to satisfy the requirements of the administrator.
(35798)
538  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his latest estimates are of the contributions that will be made to infrastructure investment under the 10 year plan by revenue from congestion charging schemes.
(35801)
539  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether it is his policy that Railtrack and its successor will have to operate within existing budgets established for Control Period 2.
(35797)
540  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the financial resources and initiatives sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months for Surrey which are additional to Government SSA grants.
(35804)
541  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the locations in which he expects congestion charging schemes to be in operation by 2010.
(35813)
542  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many congestion charging schemes he expects to be in operation by 2010.
(35812)
543  
  
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 integrated clothing project for the fire service in London.
(35809)
544  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, from what budget additional financial support to Railtrack and the Administrator will be provided to cover costs from 15th April to 31st September.
(35800)
545  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road traffic accidents in England and Wales involved a heavy goods vehicle in each year since 1995.
(35617)
546  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with Lord Birt since his appointment to the Forward Strategy Unit last year.
(34788)
547  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the reasons for different rail speed limits for coal wagons in England and Scotland.
(35714)
548  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress his Department has made in relation to changing the regulations governing reflective paint on skips.
(35034)
549  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his intention that parish councillors should be bound under the code of conduct to declare gifts and hospitality of over £25 in value only if received in connection with their official duties.
(35033)
550  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which he, his ministers, officials and advisers have attended which have been wholly or partly sponsored, funded, and promoted by the British Airports Authority since 1997.
(35657)
551  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the level of expenditure on archaelogical services by local authorities in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01.
(35664)
552  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals to encourage local government archaelogical services in protecting and promoting the historic environment.
(35665)
553  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35699)
554  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what communications have taken place between ministers, officials and advisers with the City of London Corporation in relation to the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill since 1997.
(35659)
555  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proposals he has for action on initiative 4.2.8 of Modern Ports: A UK Policy, that suggests a reserve of power to safeguard port marine safety.
(35874)
556  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will abolish the Statutory Harbour Undertakings (Pilotage Accounts) Regulations 1988.
(35871)
557  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect the proposed Directive on Market Access to Port Services would have upon the monopoly that UK port owners hold upon pilotage in their ports.
(35869)
558  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to ensure that the role of competent harbour authorities is separate from the ownership of a port.
(35873)
559  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what position he has taken on the proposed Directive on the Market Access to Port Services; and if he will make a statement.
(35872)
560  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce legislation to improve conditions for park home owners.
(35553)
561  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with the National Park Homes Campaign Group.
(35554)
562  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce a scheme to accredit the skills of the community involved in regeneration projects.
(35552)
563  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish local authorities e-government implementation reports; and if he will place these in the Library.
(35467)
564  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people he has approached to serve on the Board of the Not for Profit Company to run the functions of Railtrack.
(35329)
565  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the targets for each of the London Underground lines for (a) points failure, (b) signal failure and (c) power train failure by (i) 2007 and (ii) 2012 under the proposed PPP.
(35330)
566  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what new rolling stock will be available on each of the London Underground lines by (a) 2007 and (b) 2012 under the proposed PPP.
(35331)
567  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what organisation will represent passengers on the Board of the Not for Profit Company to run the functions of Railtrack; and if he has offered anyone for that position.
(35328)
568  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has held with local authorities with regard to improving facilities for teenagers.
(35618)
569  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his Department's policy regarding the timescale for the introduction of the automatic train protection warning scheme was (a) in 2000 and (b) as of 4th February 2002; and if he will make a statement regarding changes of policy between these dates.
(34371)
570  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the average Band D council tax bill in Suffolk in each year since 1993.
(34440)
571  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason he has made it a statutory duty for county councils to prepare community strategies.
(35425)
572  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of removing the link between county councils and land use planning and (a) public service agreements, (b) local transport plans, (c) education development plans, (d) social services plans, (e) library plans, (f) waste management strategies and (g) community safety.
(35429)
573  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many tiers there are in the planning system and how many are proposed in the Green Paper.
(35427)
574  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the Green Paper on planning proposes county councils have no statutory role in planning; and what role county councils will have in promoting sustainable development.
(35426)
575  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on how the Green Paper's proposals on planning will improve integration with other strategies and plans.
(35428)
576  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the Planning Green Paper states that boundary overlaps make county level planning no longer appropriate.
(35430)
577  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason he proposes to end the county councils' role in the development system.
(35592)
578  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what reasons underlie his proposal to remove from the statutory consultees for planning decisions groups concerned with environmental protection or local interest which do not have a role in health and safety; and by what means he will ensure that the views of local people are taken into account in planning decisions.
(35431)
579  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action has been taken to identify where the delays in the planning process are; and if he will publish a list of (a) the average time taken to decide on planning applications by district, unitary and county councils and (b) the average time taken for Ministers to decide on call in decisions in the last 12 months.
(35432)
580  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 913W, on fair trade goods, if he will review and increase the amount of fairly traded goods purchased by her Department during Fair Trade Fortnight.
(35921)
581  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35892)
582  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35353)
583  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35936)
584  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the Welsh Assembly on expenditure levels in (a) Wales and (b) England on measures to alleviate FMD problems in 2001.
(34911)
585  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35696)
586  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Consignia concerning the future of the postal service in Wales.
(35639)
587  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what action he is taking to ensure that in future Wales is allocated a greater share of Strategic Rail Authority funding.
(35636)
588  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues concerning devolving more functions to the National Assembly for Wales.
(35711)
589  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with secretaries in the National Assembly for Wales with regards to the practice of sand dredging off the Welsh coast.
(35633)
590  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Treasury and the Minister for Europe with regard to the impact of the euro on Wales.
(35624)
591  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 939W, on Fair Trade goods, if, during Fair Trade Fortnight, he will review the amount of fairly traded goods used in his Department.
(35449)
592  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what was (a) the total number of applicants for Motability vehicles, (b) the number of successful applicants (c) the number of successful applicants who cease to qualify after approval but before a vehicle is provided in each of the last four years.
(32892)
593  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the length of waiting time and the number of people waiting for an application for a Motability vehicle, from initial application to delivery of the vehicle, was in each of the last three years.
(32978)
594  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are employed in his Department on a job share contract; and what percentage of vacant positions was advertised on this basis in the last 12 months.
(35354)
595  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on his Department's employees; how many employees are working in excess of 48 hours per week; what steps he is taking to reduce this number; and if he will make a statement.
(35893)
596  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in his Department; how much compensation has been paid to employees; how many work days have been lost due to work-related stress, and at what cost; what procedures have been put in place to reduce work-related stress, and at what cost, in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(35937)
597  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what limit there will be on the pension contribution of a non-resident parent in calculating the assessment under the new CSA formula.
(35373)
598  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice is given to clients who apply to the CSA before April; and if he will make a statement.
(35374)
599  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to take into account the contribution to a stakeholder pension of the partner of a non-resident parent in calculating the assessment under the new CSA formula.
(35372)
600  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to transfer existing CSA clients to the new system; and if he will make a statement.
(35375)
601  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional arrangements will be put in place for clients who face large adjustments in payments when transferring to the new CSA system; and if he will make a statement.
(35376)
602  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of his Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35606)
603  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of telephone enquiries from members of the public to child benefit centres are charged at premium telephone call rates.
(35539)
604  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list those functions, engagements and events which Ministers, his officials and advisers have attended which have been sponsored, funded, promoted and hosted by the City of London Corporation since 1997.
(35695)
605  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners qualify for the minimum income guarantee; and how many are in receipt of it.
(35622)
606  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made towards achieving the Government's objective of halving child poverty by 2010.
(35619)
607  
N  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people no longer receive income support as a result of the fall in interest rates affecting mortgages over the past six months.
(33962)
608  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons were entitled to receive each benefit and tax credit at the most recent date for which information is available; and how many had (a) become entitled and (b) ceased to be entitled, in the preceding 12 months.
(35217)
609  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the changes in Housing Benefit regulations since 1997; and what the estimated administrative cost of implementing each change was.
(35221)
610  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in housing benefit by each local authority in the last year for which information is available; what the average weekly claim was, and what the administration costs per claim falling on the local authority were.
(35220)
611  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit recipients he estimates would be worse off obtaining a job paying (a) 50 per cent., (b) 60 per cent. and (c) 70 per cent. of the national average wage, assuming no travel to work costs were incurred.
(35218)
612  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list all linked benefits available automatically to those entitled to certain means-tested benefits, stating the qualifications for entitlement.
(35219)
613  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the (a) remit and (b) estimated cost of the report his Department has commissioned from the Tomorrow Project; and what plans he has to publish it.
(35280)
614  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will extend the heating allowance paid to senior citizens to housebound disabled people.
(35409)
615  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received from organisations representing disabled citizens seeking the extension of heating allowance paid to senior citizens to all housebound disabled persons.
(35408)
616  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th November 2001, Official Report, column 145W, on Fair Trade goods, if he will review during Fair Trade Fortnight the amount of fairly traded goods used in his Department.
(35452)
617  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in interim payments to benefit claimants who would otherwise have been affected by the strike in Jobcentre Plus offices; and how many claimants have received interim payments.
(35288)
618  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January to the honourable Member for Northavon, Official Report, column 688W, on incapacity benefit, what information the Government collects about people who claim incapacity benefit at Jobcentre Plus offices.
(35296)
619  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January to the honourable Member for Hertsmere, Official Report, column 681W, on the Do Not Redirect scheme, how many local authorities have implemented the Royal Mail Do Not Redirect scheme; and what the Government's definition is of unsatisfactory take-up.
(35314)
620  
  
Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Minister for Women, if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bristol East constituency, the effects on Bristol of her Department's policies and actions (a) from 5th May 1994 to 2nd May 1997, (b) from 2nd May 1997 to 7th May 1998, and (c) since 7th May 1998.
(35601)
621  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what calculations she has made of the cost to public funds of an additional day's public holiday in (a) the UK, (b) Wales only, (c) Scotland only and (d) England only.
[Transferred] (34908)
622  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the Government's position is on Trans-European Transport Networks; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (35855)
623  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proposals the Government will be making to the European Council at Barcelona on the implementation of the Lamfalussy report; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (35853)
624  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase protection for communities adversely affected by open cast mining.
[Transferred] (35637)
625  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of adults had internet access in (a) St Helens South, (b) the St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA region, (f) the other RDA regions, (g) England and (h) the UK in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (35420)
626  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the workforce in (a) St Helens South, (b) the St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA area, (f) the other RDA regions and (g) England, are civilian scientists and engineers.
[Transferred] (35413)
627  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the workforce were office workers in (a) St Helens South, (b) the St Helens MBC area, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester, (e) the North West RDA region, (f) the other RDA regions and (g) England, in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (35414)
628  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the workforce were employed in (a) managerial, (b) professional and (c) technical positions in (i) St Helens South, (ii) the St Helens MBC area, (iii) Merseyside, (iv) Manchester, (v) the North West RDA region, (vi) the other RDA regions and (vii) England, in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (35415)
629  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the workforce had (a) an advanced degree, (b) a BA, (c) an associated degree and (d) undertaken higher or further education course work in (i) St Helens South, (ii) the St Helens MBC area, (iii) Merseyside, (iv) Manchester, (v) the North West RDA region, (vi) the other RDA regions and (vii) England, in each of the last five years.
[Transferred] (35416)
630  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the benefit to the UK was from the sale of naval equipment and platforms in each year since 1997.
[Transferred] (35722)
631  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many warships and submarines have been sold to foreign states since 1997; what type they were; and which states bought them.
[Transferred] (35720)
632  
  
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the top 350 companies have responded to the Prime Minister's challenge in October 2000 to publish an annual environmental report by the end of 2001.
[Transferred] (35663)
633  
  
David Hamilton (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to help people working longer than the 48 hour working week; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (35683)


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