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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 13 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 13 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 13th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36190)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36214)
3  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36183)
4  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36231)
5  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36207)
6  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36203)
7  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36166)
8  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36271)
9  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36164)
10  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36211)
11  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36187)
12  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36143)
13  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36226)
14  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her statement of 19th December 2001, Official Report, columns 291-3, if she will require Wembley National Stadium Ltd to publish the findings of the report into its relationship with Multiplex as a condition of the Government's continuing support for the development of the national football stadium at Wembley.
(35571)
15  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries have (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(34921)
16  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding was given to libraries to increase the range of their services in the last 12 months.
(34922)
17  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on requiring internet service providers to remove access to sites that promote grafitti writing.
(36240)
18  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what rules for the allocation of funding to international minority sports teams representing Great Britain relate to the (a) age and (b) sex of the participants.
(36239)
19  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what sources of funding are available from the public sector to cover the cost of overseas international matches for teams representing Great Britain in minority sports.
(36266)
20  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36270)
21  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the Government's statement on spending £2 billion on sport.
(36086)
22  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36177)
23  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36137)
24  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36197)
25  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36173)
26  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36236)
27  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will commission a ship named HMS Coventry.
(34920)
28  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much compensation has been awarded for insufficient workload in each of the last three years to (a) DLM in Devonport, (b) SLM in Portsmouth and (c) BRCD; and if he will make a statement.
(36300)
29  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future of the Tipnor shooting ranges in Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.
(36302)
30  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guarantees his Department has given to (a) DLM in Devonport, (b) SLM in Portsmouth and (c) BRCD as to their future workload in the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
(36301)
31  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the latest projection is of the in-service dates for the naval version of the Joint Strike Fighter and the new aircraft carrier; and if he will make a statement.
(36306)
32  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what MoD shooting ranges there are in Hampshire; who uses them; and if he will make a statement.
(36303)
33  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce the decision on which version of the air strike fighter for the new aircraft carrier to be commissioned by the Royal Navy will be used; and if he will make a statement.
(36308)
34  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the cost of (a) decontamination and (b) other identified works at the site of former RAF Chilmark.
(36154)
35  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft project.
(36175)
36  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress on (a) decontamination and (b) disposal of the site of former RAF Chilmark.
(36135)
37  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36279)
38  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36159)
39  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36222)
40  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36193)
41  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36147)
42  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36217)
43  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the total (a) number and (b) cost of individual learning accounts issued to persons with special educational needs.
(35578)
44  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to address the difference in pay between teachers in secondary schools and lecturers in further education colleges.
(36011)
45  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the average number of staff for which (a) secondary school teachers and (b) further education lecturers have line managment responsibility.
(36027)
46  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to converge funding streams for all post 16 provision.
(36031)
47  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish (a) local and (b) national marketing plans for Learning and Skills Councils to promote 16+ learning.
(36025)
48  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment has been made of the comparative completion rates of on-line learning and those who attend further education colleges.
(36029)
49  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what criteria local Learning and Skills Council chairs are to be remunerated for part-time input.
(36010)
50  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to reduce the audit burden on further education colleges.
(36012)
51  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the gross funding of the (a) Further Education Funding Council and training and enterprise councils in the last full financial year and (b) Learning and Skills Council in its first financial year.
(36028)
52  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what requirement there is for learning and skills councils to draw up a marketing plan to promote 16+ learning.
(36013)
53  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the criteria under which provider reviews are carried out by the Learning and Skills Council in further education colleges.
(36026)
54  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of transportation issues on further education in rural areas.
(36030)
55  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which establishments qualify for the Teachers' Pay Initiative in (a) South Tyneside and (b) Tyne and Wear
(36133)
56  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the Teachers' Pay Initiative is distributed amongst teaching staff; and which guidelines direct this distribution.
(36134)
57  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36272)
58  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the differential between pay scales in further and secondary education in the last three years for which records are available.
(36289)
59  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools broken down by LEA applied for specialist status but were not amongst the successful applicants announced on 5th February .
(36016)
60  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to ensure that all excluded pupils enter full-time education from September.
(36020)
61  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of excluded children in authorities with city technology colleges were admitted to such colleges in each of the past three years.
(36021)
62  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was budgeted and what was the (a) outturn and (b) planned outturn for Sure Start in (i) 1998-99, (ii) 1999-2000, (iii) 2000-01 and (iv) 2001-02.
(36018)
63  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, by what criteria the latest round of schools to achieve specialist status was chosen.
(36017)
64  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 4th February, Official Report, Column 718W, on higher education, which of the courses listed are carried out at universities and funded by HEFCE.
(36014)
65  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding allocation is made to the Learning and Skills Council for the education of 14 to 16 year olds; and when the funding is approved.
(36019)
66  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36192)
67  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36216)
68  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36148)
69  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36223)
70  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36158)
71  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if it is her policy to require major distributors of refrigerators who collect used refrigerators to return each one to the local authority in the area from which it originated.
(36253)
72  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place a copy of the evaluation report on the fisheries agreement between the EU and Mauritania in the Library.
(36074)
73  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36273)
74  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent to which lead in the atmosphere has been reduced following the introduction of unleaded petrol.
(36255)
75  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research she has commissioned into the scale of the problems caused by private sewers; when that research was commissioned; what body is undertaking it; and when the research will be published.
(34690)
76  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36186)
77  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36163)
78  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money from the proceeds of the £5 coin has been paid to projects recommended by the Princess of Wales Memorial Committee; how many organisations have received allocations; and how many will do so in 2002.
(36113)
79  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to publish the next stage of the Wanless Report.
(36112)
80  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason there is no specific provision in the 2001 Accounts of the Royal Mint for sums to be paid to projects recommended by the Princess Diana Memorial Committee.
(36114)
81  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36227)
82  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36210)
83  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36142)
84  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how exporters of goods based in the illegal settlements of the West Bank and Gaza Strip will be alerted to the steps being taken by HM Customs in respect of the EC-wide exercise to ensure that origins of imports are properly declared.
(36085)
85  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice is given by Customs and Excise to importers to ensure that origins of imports are properly declared on all goods which originated in the illegal settlements of the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and in which trade magazines and on what website the advice will appear.
(36083)
86  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are being taken by HM Customs to identify and monitor imports from the illegal settlements of the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and what action is taken where relevant authorities fail to co-operate in post-clearance verification enquiries.
(36084)
87  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36283)
88  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the extent to which tax allowances have been taken up by (a) independent film makers and (b) television shows.
(36110)
89  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received concerning use of tax allowances by (a) independent film makers and (b) television producers.
(36108)
90  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria he uses when determining tax allowances for (a) independent film makers and (b) television shows and soap operas.
(36109)
91  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated benefit was of allowing tax relief on employers' contributions to fund vocational training for their employees in the last financial year.
(36023)
92  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the estimated charge in tax revenue following the removal of IR 119 tax relief for students on self-funded vocational training for the financial year after the decision was implemented.
(36024)
93  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many students were affected by the removal of IR 119 tax relief on self-funded vocational training; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (36022)
94  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue the Treasury estimates has been lost each year since 1997 through (a) income tax evasion, (b) VAT evasion, (c) non-payment of national insurance contributions and (d) benefit fraud.
(36075)
95  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36201)
96  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36180)
97  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36171)
98  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36233)
99  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36141)
100  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia about allegations of torture in Saudi police stations, detention centres and jails.
(36046)
101  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Saudi Arabia about recent allegations of torture of British nationals in Saudi Arabia; and what investigations have been launched on the basis of such allegations.
(36047)
102  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances the UK Government has received from the US Administration about the treatment of prisoners transferred from UK forces to US forces in Afghanistan.
(36045)
103  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36276)
104  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the questions tabled on 4th February by the honourable Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr.
(36067)
105  
N  
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the visits to Gibraltar by Ministers in his Department since June 2000.
(35269)
106  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36139)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36170)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36200)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36179)
110  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36234)
111  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local learning disability partnership boards have met to consider updated joint investment plans; and how many such agreed plans were submitted to regional offices of his Department before 1st February.
(35582)
112  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what administration costs fall to the NHS in connection with the downrating of benefits during stays in hospital.
(35579)
113  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress in the implementation of his strategy for learning disability, and on future arrangements for monitoring its implementation.
(35581)
114  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local learning disablity partnership boards have been established; and how many remain to be constituted.
(35583)
115  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Commission for Health Inspection to complete its investigation and to report on the backlog of ultrasound tests in Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(36037)
116  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future management of Barnet Chase Farm NHS Trust.
(36036)
117  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Commission for Health Inspection to complete its clinical governance review of Barnet Chase Farm NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.
(36039)
118  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the outbreak of measles centred on a school in Edgware.
(36035)
119  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients (a) overall, (b) from the London Borough of Barnet and (c) from Hendon constituency (i) were affected by the backlog in ultrasound tests at Barnet Chase Farm NHS Trust and (ii) remain to be seen; when they are expected to be seen; and if he will make a statement.
(36038)
120  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) podiatrists and (b) chiropodists work in each of the primary care trust areas in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(36305)
121  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for assistance to those people refused treatment by the Podiatry Service due to failing to meet the medical criteria yet incapable of looking after their feet; and if he will make a statement.
(36297)
122  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost was for setting up primary care trusts within the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(36304)
123  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people used the Podiatry Service within the NHS in the last 12 months for which figures are available; what estimate he has made of how many people will be refused treatment by the Podiatry Service within the NHS as a result of the new guidelines; and if he will make a statement.
(36298)
124  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines the NHS has given to community care trusts with regard to the podiatry treatment to be offered to patients under the NHS; who set the criteria; whether the patient may challenge the criteria; and if he will make a statement.
(36299)
125  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the benefits of the movement of products from prescription control to pharmacy sale; and what impact the change would have on access to treatments.
(36295)
126  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that a change to the procedures for the reclassification of medicines from prescription-only to pharmacy sale will not remove availability by way of the NHS medicines reclassified for over-the-counter availability.
(36294)
127  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the cost to the National Health Service of over-prescribing of antibiotics in each of the last five years.
(36078)
128  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of the recommendations for future health care in the interim report by Derek Wanless and the medicine reclassification initiatives upon plans for the future training of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals; and if he will make a statement on the plans for such training.
(36296)
129  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what levels of access there are to medicines (a) over-the-counter and (b) through the NHS itself.
(36293)
130  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outstanding repair and maintenance backlog figures were in each health authority in each of the last two years.
(36077)
131  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Department has made an assessment of the suitability of EMPS carrying out examinations in respect of benefit reviews.
(36131)
132  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give the number of people from the Warrington North constituency who in each of the past five years have (a) applied for and (b) been appointed to positions on the board of the (i) North Cheshire Health Authority, (ii) Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust, (iii) North Cheshire Hospitals and Warrington Hospital NHS Trust, (iv) Mersey Regional Ambulance Service NHS Trust, (v) Clatterbridge Centre Oncology NHS Trust, (vi) Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool NHS Trust and (vii) Warrington Community NHS Trust.
(34975)
133  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money he allocated for cancer research in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(36048)
134  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36274)
135  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice is given by his Department to pregnant women about reducing their exposure to pesticide residues in food.
(36087)
136  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to set up a monitoring programme for pesticide residues in fruit supplied to the national school fruit scheme; and if he will publish the results of such monitoring.
(36088)
137  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 4th December 2001, Ref 20380.
(35517)
138  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled at the Eastbourne District General Hospital in each of the last 60 months for which figures are available.
(36243)
139  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36196)
140  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36237)
141  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36136)
142  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36176)
143  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36174)
144  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will organise a national campaign to alert people, especially the elderly, to the dangers of bogus callers to their homes; and if he will make a statement.
(36291)
145  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported cases involving violent acts by drivers there were in England and Wales in each of the last three years; how many of those convicted in the courts of such offences were (a) men and (b) women; how many were (i) sent to prison and (ii) fined; and if he will make a statement.
(36290)
146  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) convicted in courts in England and Wales with the smuggling of (i) adults and (ii) children under the age of 18 years into this country in each of the last three years; and how many of those convicted were (A) sent to prison and (B) fined.
(36292)
147  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes in the text of the European arrest warrant have been made since it was debated in the House; and if he will place the new text in the Library.
(36042)
148  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost has been of the Wiltshire Constabulary investigation into allegations of past criminal activity at DSTL Porton Down; and if he will make a statement.
(36309)
149  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36268)
150  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidance to prevent police forces charging victims of car theft the cost of garaging their vehicles whilst forensic tests are carried out; and if he will make a statement.
(36241)
151  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter dated 19th December 2001 from the honourable Member for Banff and Buchan regarding his constituent Mr N. Koudreiko of Fraserburgh.
(36059)
152  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported offences involving the use of (a) firearms and (b) hand guns there were in each of the last six years for which figures are available
(36115)
153  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) killings and (b) crimes causing personal injury involving all types of firearms there were in each of the last six years for which records exist.
(36152)
154  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) killings and (b) crimes causing personal injury involving the use of hand guns there were in each of the last six years for which records exist.
(36151)
155  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce a decision on the application of Mr Nuredin Dalipi of Shoeburyness, Home Office Reference 0101 2951; and for what reason he has not been given a work permit.
(36015)
156  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he received urging him to make available additional resources to South Wales police to deal with the costs associated with the Labour Party's spring conference; and what they requested.
(36245)
157  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding he made available to South Wales police to deal with the costs associated with the Labour Party's spring conference in Cardiff.
(36244)
158  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 19th December 2001, Ref 23943.
(35524)
159  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36215)
160  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36146)
161  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36224)
162  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36160)
163  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36191)
164  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who conducted the recent study in Russia on the provision of reproductive health services funded by the Department for International Development; if there were independent assessors; what the results of the survey were; if she will place a full report in the Library; and what contraceptive and abortion facilities were made available to women who took part in the survey.
(36246)
165  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36278)
166  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's work in Iran.
(36129)
167  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan dispersed through the Central Asian Republics.
(36122)
168  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking in response to the food situation in Zambia.
(36128)
169  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the conditions in (a) Jalozai and (b) Shalman refugee camps; and what action her Department is taking to improve conditions in these camps.
(36127)
170  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to help internally displaced people surrounding Herat in western Afghanistan return to their homes.
(36125)
171  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the number of rape incidents in refugee camps in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan.
(36126)
172  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of levels of malnourishment amongst internally displaced people in Afghanistan.
(36124)
173  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the levels of humanitarian aid dispersed via the friendship bridge between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.
(36123)
174  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she had made of the Government's progress towards the target of 0.7 per cent. of GNP for development assistance; and if she will make a statement.
(36089)
175  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36162)
176  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36144)
177  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36212)
178  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36188)
179  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36228)
180  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) the Lord Chancellor and (b) his fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36275)
181  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many cases of a breach of community service penalties there were in the West Midlands region to the end of 2001.
(36120)
182  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many community fines were cancelled in the West Midlands up to and including the year ending September 2001.
(36121)
183  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36184)
184  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36208)
185  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36204)
186  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36168)
187  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36230)
188  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36277)
189  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 22nd November 2001, Ref 17600.
(35518)
190  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 22nd November 2001, Ref 17602.
(35520)
191  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 22nd November 2001, Ref 17601.
(35519)
192  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36169)
193  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36205)
194  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36199)
195  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department in each of the last four years.
(36182)
196  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the President of the Council, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36280)
197  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Prime Minister, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from his private office; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36281)
198  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what recent representations the Government has made to the European Union regarding acceptability of Romania for accession to the European Union.
(36068)
199  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what his policy is on congratulating foreign governments on granting contracts to companies with British connections.
(36071)
200  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions in the past year he has written to his European counterparts regarding the awarding of contracts to companies with British interests.
(36070)
201  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the cost was to Her Majesty's Treasury of the Romanian Prime Minister's visit to the UK in November 2001.
(36073)
202  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations the Government has made to the Romanian Government regarding the steel industry since January 2001.
(36072)
203  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the Government's definition of a British company is.
(36069)
204  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what recent representations the Government has made to the European Union regarding the impact of enlargement of the European Union on the British steel industry.
(36065)
205  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, when (a) he and (b) officials in his office were first informed of the donation registered by the Electoral Commission under the name of Mr Lakshmi N. Mittal on 20th June 2001.
(36066)
206  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what basis he decided that LNM Holdings was a British company.
(36064)
207  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36213)
208  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36161)
209  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36189)
210  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36145)
211  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36225)
212  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36285)
213  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36156)
214  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36195)
215  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36219)
216  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36150)
217  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36220)
218  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total cost of her Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36149)
219  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36221)
220  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36218)
221  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36194)
222  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the total real terms expenditure of her Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if she will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36157)
223  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consideration she has given to making e-government accessible for disabled people; and what actions have been taken as a result.
(36242)
224  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the number of jobs that will be lost in the UK following the decisions by the Government and the European Union to allow duty free access for finished goods originating from Pakistan.
(36251)
225  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason the UK has chosen to give Pakistan a duty free assistance package rather than offering aid to Pakistan in the form of cash grants.
(36249)
226  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how she will ensure that the decision to support Pakistan by the removal of duty from imported made up goods will not have a destabilising effect in the far eastern region.
(36252)
227  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the level of imports of cloth from Indonesia and China sent via Pakistan to be made into apparel goods in order to avoid the duty payable if the cloth had been imported direct to the UK.
(36247)
228  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from representatives of (a) industry and (b) trade unions about the effect on the UK textile industry of the removal of duty from finished goods imported from Pakistan.
(36250)
229  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the duty free access for finished goods originating from Pakistan will be controlled to ensure that Pakistan improves (a) working conditions, (b) environmental controls and (c) human rights.
(36248)
230  
  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will ensure that postal service for the registered blind will remain free of charge; and if she will make a statement.
(36111)
231  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in her Department to (a) herself and (b) her Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36282)
232  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the balance of trade was in steel in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the main contribution of origin of steel imports were by volume.
(36061)
233  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will reply to the questions tabled for Answer by the honourable Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr on 4th February.
(36063)
234  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her assessment is of the effects of Stage 1 and Stage 2 enlargement of the European Union on the British steel industry.
(36062)
235  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the total of legal fees paid in respect of compensation claims for chronic obstructive and pulmonary disease for former miners who worked in the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire coalfields; what principles underpin the determination of such fees; and if he will make a statement.
(35104)
236  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 9th January, Ref 25387.
(35523)
237  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36232)
238  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36202)
239  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36181)
240  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36167)
241  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36140)
242  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many tower blocks have been (a) demolished and (b) constructed since 1997 in (i) Coventry and (ii) the UK.
(34923)
243  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether there is a structure plan for Lincolnshire; and what the status is of the draft Lincolnshire structure plan.
(34974)
244  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects the full resumption of Channel Tunnel freight services to be announced; what discussions he has had with the French authorities on the resumption of Channel Tunnel freight services; and what compensation is available to British companies denied full access.
(36044)
245  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the number of insurers prepared to accept the provision of insurance for fleets of buses in the United Kingdom; and if he will refer the insurance industry to the Office of Fair Trading for investigation of competition conditions in the transport insurance industry.
(36043)
246  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost of the PFI project to rationalise the estate of the Health and Safety laboratory has been in each year since 1997.
(36288)
247  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the cost of the delay in taking forward the PFI project to rationalise the estate of the Health and Safety laboratory.
(36287)
248  
  
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 allocation of the projected funding requirement by the Railtrack administrator by the end of September.
(36311)
249  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the total amount of the application for state aid consent from the European Commission for Railtrack was communicated to the Financial Times.
(36314)
250  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the level of government guarantees being provided to Metronet and Tube Lines for debt raised to fund investment in the underground.
(36317)
251  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what contingency plans he has made for the provision of extra funding to the Railtrack administrator if the administration period is not over by the end of September.
(36312)
252  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak, of 23rd January, Official Report, column 872W, on railways, what estimate he has made of the likely resource requirements generated by growth in passenger numbers when setting the level of annual resource spending.
(36319)
253  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will have to make a further application for state aid consent to the European Commission if the process of ending Railtrack administration is delayed.
(36316)
254  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much the application for state aid consent from the European Commission for Railtrack was for.
(36313)
255  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much contingency funding the Government has allowed for in the state aid application to the European Commission for Railtrack.
(36315)
256  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the public sector capital investment in the railways falls on a year by year basis between 2005-06 and 2010-11.
(36318)
257  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes his Department has made to the projection for car traffic growth in the period covered by the Ten Year Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(36310)
258  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 730W, on what calculations the assumption about peak period growth in London was based; and on what basis his Department reached the assumption about inter-city growth detailed in the footnote.
(36238)
259  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 1190, on the Strategic Rail Plan, if he will list the projects to which contractual commitments have been made; and in what years the remaining £8.1 billion has been provisionally allocated.
(36320)
260  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement concerning the proposed sale of Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire by the Highways Agency.
(36090)
261  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps (a) the Highways Agency and (b) his Department have taken to stop (i) the dumping of spoil materials, (ii) the creation of bunds and a car park area and (iii) the introduction of pre-fabricated buildings in Broadspring Woods, Denham, Buckinghamshire.
(36093)
262  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Highways Agency learned that the Uxbridge Gun Club were (a) bringing spoil material into Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire and (b) creating car parking areas and bunds therein.
(36091)
263  
  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the decision was taken by the Highways Agency to sell Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire, to the Uxbridge Gun Club.
(36092)
264  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will hold an inquiry into the dealings between Railtrack and Newt International of Portsmouth; what (a) working relationship and (b) outstanding contracts there are between Railtrack and Newt International; and if he will make a statement.
(36307)
265  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to reduce port charges in the UK; and if regional ports will receive subsidies to help alleviate port charges and increase their competitiveness.
(36132)
266  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to his Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36269)
267  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 15th October 2001, Ref 7191.
(35521)
268  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 15th October 2001, Ref 7190.
(35522)
269  
  
Sir George Young (North West Hampshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his staff complement dealing with walking and cycling policy in May 1997 was; and what the complement is now.
(36155)
270  
  
Sir George Young (North West Hampshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the complement in his cycling and walking division to be able to meet the demands to deliver the National Cycling Strategy Target of raised cycling levels.
(36153)
271  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36209)
272  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36206)
273  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36229)
274  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36185)
275  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36165)
276  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his fellow Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36286)
277  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost of his Department's website was in real terms in each of the last four years; and how many hits it received in each of those years.
(36138)
278  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years.
(36178)
279  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals.
(36235)
280  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years.
(36198)
281  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the total real terms expenditure of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies on publicity in each of the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 (i) to date and (ii) as estimated for the whole of the present year; and if he will break these figures down to indicate expenditure on (A) advertising and (B) press and public relations.
(36172)
282  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual costs to his Department were in each of the last three years of administering the downrating of benefits during hospital stays.
(35580)
283  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many changes of circumstances affecting pensioners must be reported to his Department; how many cases of each are so reported each year; and what penalties are attached to failure to report without good reason.
(35572)
284  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of occupational pensions schemes were (a) contracted out and (b) contracted in to the state pension scheme in each of the last five years.
(35574)
285  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list for (a) each age after 60 and (b) each sex the number claiming state basic retirement pension in the last year for which figures are available.
(35576)
286  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his statement of 4th Feburary, Offical Reply, column 665, on pensions and benefits, if he will make a statement on his assessment of the reasons for the decline in the number of (a) defined benefit and (b) defined contribution occupational pension schemes since the mid 1960s.
(35584)
287  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what publicity he plans in order to advise the general public of the implications of the equalisation of state retirement pension ages from 2010.
(35573)
288  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has (a) to introduce a one-stop shop service for access to disability benefits and services provided by his Department and (b) to encourage local authorities to adopt a similar approach in relation to their services.
(35575)
289  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the new rules for job trials effective from 8th April.
(35577)
290  
  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments are available to patients in long stay hospitals.
(36076)
291  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases were the subject of rolling reviews in each of the last five years in determining the level of fraud in jobseeker's allowance and income support.
(36254)
292  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if an assessment has been made of whether EMP reports have caused (a) ill and (b) disabled people to have benefits reduced.
(36130)
293  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what means ministerial boxes are conveyed from private offices in his Department to (a) himself and (b) his Ministers; how frequently and at what expense private courier firms are employed for such a task; and which courier firms have been used for such duties.
(36284)
294  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what basis a student loan is classed as income for students applying for housing benefit.
(36060)
295  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to provide an answer to the question from the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 19th November 2001 [Ref 16113].
(35516)
296  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in estimating the numbers who might use the Universal Bank what account he has taken of the effect on post offices in urban areas where there are existing banks should ACT be introduced before the establishment of the Universal Bank.
(36364)
297  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of sub-post offices on the Universal Bank; and what items were discussed.
(36058)
298  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy that the automated credit transfer of benefits will not be introduced until such time as the Universal Bank is available in all sub-post offices.
(36055)
299  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the time that would be required to set up the Universal Bank in all sub-post offices.
(36057)
300  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of benefit recipients who would use accounts through the Universal Bank; and how that number has been calculated.
(36052)
301  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of account holders that would be required to make the Universal Bank economically viable.
(36051)
302  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date he estimates that the Universal Bank will be ready to begin operations.
(36117)
303  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the number of people receiving benefits who will opt to have those (a) paid into accounts with the post office card account and (b) paid into accounts with established clearing banks on the introduction of ACT.
(36118)
304  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what sums have been allocated in his Department's budget for the costs of (a) setting up the Universal Bank and (b) implementing automated credit transfer of benefits.
(36049)
305  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent meetings he has had with the clearing banks on the Universal Bank; and what the outcome was of his discussions.
(36056)
306  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations the Government has received from the Capita Group since 24th October 2001.
[Transferred] (36079)
307  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review computer security at Capita-administered Government schemes or projects.
[Transferred] (36080)
308  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will instruct government departments to investigate how they might increase the number and value of fair trade products that they purchase.
[Transferred] (36081)
309  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to encourage UK supermarkets to stock a greater range of fair trade products.
[Transferred] (36082)
310  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the sums allocated by each of the major clearing banks for investment in the Universal Bank.
[Transferred] (36053)
311  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if funds will be made available to self-employed sub-postmasters and mistresses to cover the costs of training staff in the use of the Universal Bank.
[Transferred] (36116)
312  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the number of sub-post offices in which the Universal Bank will operate.
[Transferred] (36050)
313  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the costs of training staff in sub-post offices in the use of the Universal Bank; and what sums are allocated in her Department's budget for training sub-post office staff in the use of the Universal Bank.
[Transferred] (36054)
314  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what charges will be operated by the Universal Bank for accounts that go into overdraft.
[Transferred] (36119)


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