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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 14 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 14 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 14th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what percentage of waste within each department in the Palace of Westminster is recycled.
(36712)
2  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many employees in his office who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36690)
3  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what work the Social Exclusion Unit has done concerning the relationship between poor mental health and social exclusion.
(36881)
4  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what mechanisms have been set in place to enhance the openness of task forces; and what requirements there are for the publication of (a) details of meetings, (b) papers produced for meetings and (c) remuneration for task force members.
(36465)
5  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what was the total Government expenditure, excluding National Lottery grants, to sports associations within Great Britain in each financial year since 1994-95.
(36722)
6  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action the Goverment proposes to take if Camelot fail to achieve its target of £15 billion for good causes over the seven year length of the contract.
(36730)
7  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36697)
8  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar; and if she will make a statement.
(36555)
9  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria she uses to determine grants to the Film Council; and what proportion has been allocated to (a) independent film makers and (b) television shows and soap operas.
(36923)
10  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received concerning use of tax allowances by (a) independent film makers and (b) television producers.
(36922)
11  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the extent to which tax allowances have been taken up by (a) independent film makers and (b) television shows.
(36924)
12  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of playing fields lost to development in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many were (a) school playing fields, (b) owned by other public bodies and (c) owned privately.
(36378)
13  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on how Lottery money is used to promote regeneration in Northern Ireland; and how much has been given to North Belfast.
(36955)
14  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what role arts and community based programmes are playing in helping sectarian and racial problems in divided cities in Northern Ireland.
(36984)
15  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to visit Belfast; and if her Department will support the celebrations of British maritime history on the anniversary of The Titanic.
(36956)
16  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36689)
17  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the latest estimate is of expenditure by his Department on operations in Afghanistan.
(36936)
18  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if records are kept of locations in which Her Majesty's armed forces deploy Claymore mines; and if such records include details of in which mode of operation the Claymore is deployed.
(36937)
19  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) MoD staff and (b) non-military staff have been involved in deployments to (i) Estonia, (ii) Lithuania and (iii) Latvia in the last three years; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(36940)
20  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on the (a) organic air vehicle and (b) micro air vehicle development in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(36951)
21  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK personnel are deployed in Sierra Leone; what has been the cost of deployments; and if he will make a statement.
(36954)
22  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work has been done to evaluate the Gripen aircraft; when it was completed; if the result of the evaluation is available; and if he will make a statement.
(36950)
23  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evaluation has been made of directed energy weapons; what joint studies on the development of such weapons have taken place; and if he will make a statement.
(36953)
24  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what involvement his Department has had with the development of unmanned aircraft; with which partner countries; how much has been spent in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(36952)
25  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tendering process was employed prior to the award of contracts to supply floorcoverings to military facilities with effect from the end of 2001.
(36765)
26  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason a single contract for the provision of carpeting to all military installations in the United Kingdom and overseas was awarded.
(36766)
27  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to purchase upgraded Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US Administration.
(36553)
28  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about British military involvement in NATO's forthcoming exercise Strong Resolve 2002.
(36550)
29  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in introducing the Army's Future Command and Liaison Vehicle; and if he will make a statement.
(36552)
30  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar; and if he will make a statement.
(36554)
31  
  
Patrick Mercer (Newark):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mission has been give to (a) HMS Ocean and (b) W and Z companies of 45 Commando Royal Marines.
(36587)
32  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many representations he has received from the (a) Armed Forces Pension Group, (b) individuals and (c) others in support of the Group; and if he will make a statement.
(36381)
33  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action he has taken in response to representations by the Armed Forces Pension Group that service in the armed forces should count towards their Civil Service pensions; and if he will make a statement.
(36380)
34  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the paper published in the British Medical Journal of 8th February concerning post-conflict trauma.
(36467)
35  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of (a) setting up and (b) maintaining the ABRO Challenger 2 overhaul line at Bovington in each of the last five years.
(35036)
36  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements exist for ABRO to act as a strategic partner with manufacturers for the repair of military vehicles.
(35037)
37  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what categories of military equipment there are contractual arrangements with the manufacturer to provide surge production capacity for times of conflict.
(35038)
38  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what military equipment ABRO maintains surge production capacity for times of conflict.
(35039)
39  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the work allocated to ABRO in each of the last four years was put out to tender for competitive bids; and if he will make a statement.
(35040)
40  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officer job evaluations were carried out in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(36825)
41  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much expenditure earmarked for single living accommodation maintenance was diverted to high priority items in the last financial year.
(36823)
42  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the increase in other ranks applications to the three services in 2000-01 which has not led to entries; and if he will make a statement.
(36826)
43  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review his policy with respect to making long-service advance of pay for house purchase available to the Royal Navy at the age of 23 and to the Army and RAF at the age of 35.
(36829)
44  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement setting out the strategic purpose of ABRO.
(35041)
45  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate has been made of the funds being spent on the repeated repairs to service accommodation over the last five financial years.
(36824)
46  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department's studies examining disparities between entitlements of married personnel and those living in partnerships will be completed.
(36827)
47  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the interval between six month unaccompanied tours is for units; and if he will make a statement.
(36828)
48  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the removals package for single living accommodation to take account of trends in respect of personal possessions.
(36833)
49  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether Capita has been able to comply with all her Department's requests for information concerning Individual Learning Account holders since 23rd November; and if she will make a statement.
(36944)
50  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information concerning Individual Learning Account holders has been deleted from electronic databases held by Capita.
(36942)
51  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information concerning Individual Learning Account holders is stored by Capita; and in what form.
(36947)
52  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when Capita took the decision to delete information relating to Individual Learning Account holders; whether she was informed of such action; and if she will make a statement.
(36943)
53  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement in respect of the progress of her investigations into alleged fraud and abuse concerned with the Individual Learning Account scheme; and whether her Department has the information necessary about Individual Learning Account holders from the Capita data base.
(36946)
54  
  
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the database held by Capita of Individual Learning Account holders has been made available to her Department to assist in investigations into fraud and abuse of the Individual Learning Account scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(36945)
55  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) colleges of further education and (d) local authorities have (i) playing fields, (ii) sports pitches, (iii) swimming pools and (iv) athletic tracks; and if she will provide the figures for each year since 1992.
(36726)
56  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36698)
57  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will state for each local education authority the size of special grant paid where funding changes as a result of the transfer of functions to learning and skills councils of responsibility for post 16 education occured.
(37042)
58  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will estimate the size of SSA and expenditure on relevant functions in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001-02 which is implied by the transfers of SSA expenditure to the Learning and Skills Council and the National Care Standards Commission for 2002-03.
(36704)
59  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will express, in real terms, the SSA per student in respect of post 16 education in each local education authority in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02; and what her estimate is of SSA per student transferred to the Learning and Skills Council in 2002-03.
(37043)
60  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will estimate for each local education authority the SSA per student provided for 11 to 15 year old pupils in real terms.
(37044)
61  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when a substantive reply will be given to Mrs F. Cuthbert's letter of 6th November 2000, concerning P C repairs and maintenance.
(36837)
62  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how she defines utilities with reference to the Sector Skills Council.
(37024)
63  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research within the Sector Skills Development Agency has been undertaken which reviews the occupational synergy between the gas, water, electricity and telecommunications industries.
(37019)
64  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, by when the Sector Skills Council bids have to be submitted.
(37021)
65  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how long it will take to review and respond to the bids submitted for the Sector Skills Council.
(37022)
66  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she intends to establish a Sector Skills Council which represents all the utilities.
(37023)
67  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to appoint a chief executive and chairman of the Sector Skills Development Agency.
(37020)
68  
N  
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many HE2 forms were submitted in 2001; and how many applicants completed details of financial obligations as described in question 39.
(36262)
69  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding is being made available to enable schools to recruit advanced skills teachers.
(36606)
70  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if her Department is reviewing Timeplan's licence to operate.
(36603)
71  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding is available for the higher pay spine.
(36604)
72  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the future funding of the Leadership Group.
(36605)
73  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools employ fast-track teachers.
(36608)
74  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many advanced skills teachers there are.
(36607)
75  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her Department received correspondence about Amy Gehring prior to the circumstances that led to the recent court case.
(36602)
76  
N  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her policies to improve the UK's skills base.
(33794)
77  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the relationship between the number of pupils attending a primary school and educational standards; and if she will make a statement.
(36100)
78  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary schools had over 600 pupils in 2000.
(36099)
79  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent guidance her Department has given to nursery schools and other providers of early years education and childcare about accepting children who (a) have and (b) have not had the MMR vaccine.
(36503)
80  
  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people undertook Level 3 qualifications in 2000-01 who already had Level 4 or 5 qualifications; and what the average cost per student of these Level 3 courses was in (i) tuition costs and (ii) maintenance support; and if she will make a statement.
(36578)
81  
  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will place a copy of the discussions held with focus groups convened by her Department since June 2001 in the Library.
(36580)
82  
  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many focus groups her Department has convened since June 2001; and if she will list the topics discussed.
(36579)
83  
  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to address the shortage of skilled workers in (a) the building industry and (b) the road haulage industry.
(36867)
84  
  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the level of skill shortages in (a) the building industry and (b) the road haulage industry.
(36868)
85  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many learning providers in the Individual Learning Account scheme fall into each decile measured by the amount owed to them by her Department on 31st January; what was the range of such each decile; and what was the total owed.
(36484)
86  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for North East Derbyshire which was acknowledged on 11th December, reference 162918.
(36041)
87  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 11th February, ref. 32897, if she will list the activities being pursued in the Eastern Region.
(36480)
88  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures are in place to ensure regulation of the disposal of fly ash from UK incinerators; and what the disposal routes for fly ash are from each operating municipal waste incinerator in the United Kingdom.
(36393)
89  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36699)
90  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when a substantive reply will be given to Mr H. P. Atkinson's letter of 16th July 2001, concerning the 20 day movement restrictions.
(36838)
91  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when a substantive reply will be given to Mr B. Jull's letter of 1st October 2001, concerning non-bovine waste.
(36839)
92  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when section 4 of the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 will be implemented.
(36417)
93  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the end distribution of milk produced in the UK; and what proportion of milk was sold (a) in supermarkets and (b) on the doorstep in each of the last 20 years.
(36427)
94  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) farms, (b) dairy farms and (c) dairy cows there were in (i) the Ribble Valley and Fulwood constituency, (ii) Lancashire, (iii) the North West of England, (iv) Wales and (v) the United Kingdom in each of the last 20 years.
(36425)
95  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the quality and hygiene restrictions imposed on milk imported to this country; what proportion of the imported milk is tested to ensure it complies to these regulations; and what volume of milk has been imported to the UK in each of the last 20 years.
(36426)
96  
N  
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
(33813)
97  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take further measures to ensure that emissions from waste disposal incinerators are effectively monitored; and if she will make a statement.
(36706)
98  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to prevent people using common grazing as a transit stop for sheep and cattle.
(36453)
99  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government intends to change the rules on common grazing rights after the Bethin v Langton ruling in 1998.
(36437)
100  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason honourable Members have not received a communication from the Lessons Learned foot and mouth inquiry; and if she will make a statement.
(36998)
101  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the questions of the honourable Member for the Vale of York of 6th February, Refs 33931 and 33933-33935.
(36941)
102  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies she has made of the way in which other EU states implement directives and regulations affecting farmers and food production; and what assessment she has made of the compliance costs in each country.
(36583)
103  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the proportion of registered holdings which are farmed by people other than the owner or tenant under (a) contract farming, (b) share farming and (c) similar arrangements; and what the proportion was (i) five and (ii) 10 years ago.
(36586)
104  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to protect buried archaeological treasures from farming practices which might disturb them.
(36483)
105  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to meet the Fishermen's Association Limited regarding its concerns on enforcement of fisheries policy; and if she will make a statement.
(36548)
106  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for St. Ives, of 4th February, Official Report, column 749W, if there are exceptions to the policy of returning reprocessing wastes arising from contracts with foreign customers back to the country of origin.
(36464)
107  
  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to reply to the letter of 20th December 2001 from the honorurable Member for Totnes regarding constituent Mr Trevor Pennington and a declaration by Devon County Council on 27th February 2001.
(36394)
108  
  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her statement of 30th January, Official Report, column 124WH, on radon gas, what the location is of the area that has over 5,300 bq/cu m of radon gas emissions.
(36432)
109  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements are in place for the extension of rate relief to businesses affected by foot and mouth disease.
(36485)
110  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of the regional events to promote Your Countryside--You're Welcome, will take place on the Isle of Wight.
(36486)
111  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the grant levels available under the Warm Front scheme; and what proposals she has to increase the maximum grants payable.
(36400)
112  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if (a) Ministers and (b) officials will attend the UN Ancient Forests Summit at the Hague in April.
(36399)
113  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Habitats Directive on boating activities within the Essex Estuaries European Marine Site.
(36702)
114  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in drawing up the Essex Estuaries European Marine Site Management Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(36701)
115  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36693)
116  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have sent in self-assessment tax forms since 31st January; how many of those have (a) paid the £100 fine and (b) been excused the £100 fine; and if he will make a statement.
(36718)
117  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether UK residents can pay their tax bills in euros.
(36714)
118  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on the Scottish economy of the introduction of the aggregates tax.
(35048)
119  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage increase the proposed aggregates tax will add to the average price of a tonne of aggregate in (a) Scotland and (b) England.
(35042)
120  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to reduce the administrative and technical difficulties in allowing quarries to act as aggregates tax collectors.
(35043)
121  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proposals he has to extend the aggregates tax to include imported aggregate and concrete-based products.
(35044)
122  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the aggregates tax on existing PFI/PPP contracts.
(35045)
123  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the changes to Scottish local authority spending as a result of the introduction of the aggregates tax.
(35046)
124  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on quarries of the implementation of the aggregates tax.
(35047)
125  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time students registered entitlement to national insurance eligibility in the financial year in the last three financial years; and what proportion established eligibility over a full contribution year.
(37034)
126  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the new pension annuities are on an (a) indexed and (b) flat basis, and based on a (i) single and (ii) joint life in the last three years; and what proportion of the stock of pension annuities was in those categories.
(37033)
127  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects the appeal against the London VAT Tribunal decision in the case of Kingscrest Associates and Montecello to be heard; and what legal costs Customs have incurred in this case.
(36705)
128  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Inland Revenue last updated their advice and information to full-time students who have earnings or other income; and in what form this advice is available.
(37036)
129  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how many full-time students have earnings; how many claimed holiday earnings exemptions under form P38(S); and how many students may have overpaid tax in the last three full financial years.
(37035)
130  
N  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 693W, if he will update his reply to take account of the advice on the Inland Revenue website (at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/workingtogether/tax-net-prov-figs.htm) under the heading, Tax Returns and Provisional Figures Update; and if he will make a statement.
(35105)
131  
N  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether public authorities are able to reclaim VAT on leased vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
(35847)
132  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of 100 per cent. first year allowances for small enterprises spending on information and communication technology.
(36102)
133  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 695W, if he will make a statement on the changes in staff employed by the Inland Revenue.
(36103)
134  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the behavioural impact of the introduction of the taper on capital gains in April 1998.
(36101)
135  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to review the operation of the Troika excess premium scheme for airport insurance.
(36865)
136  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average proportion of gross domestic product spent on public services was during (a) 1975 to 1979, (b) 1980 to 1990, (c) 1990 to 1997 and (d) 1998 to 2001; and what his estimate is of the proportion of GDP that will be spent on public services between 2002 and 2006.
(36601)
137  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent G7 meeting in Ottawa.
(36551)
138  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) revenue raised and (b) revenue spent by the Exchequer in the Greater Manchester area in the last 12 months.
(34883)
139  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received concerning the VAT on building costs paid by Macmillan Cancer Relief; and if he will take measures to support Macmillian Cancer Relief.
(36913)
140  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what basis the 1911 Census returns remain confidential; and if he will make a statement.
(36599)
141  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Customs officials were employed to check personal imports of meat and meat products on 1st January (a) 2002, (b) 2001, (c) 2000 and (d) 1999.
(36584)
142  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many marriages were contracted between UK nationals residing in the UK and spouses living abroad; and how many and what percentage were arranged marriages in each year since 1997.
(36481)
143  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) total and (b) business research and development is as a percentage of GDP for (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland.
(36413)
144  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the additional support he intends offering small and medium-sized enterprises to increase research and development investment.
(36414)
145  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of childcare costs met by (a) government, (b) business and (c) parents.
(36410)
146  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for each income decile what the annual increase in total income has been for (a) pensioners since 1992 and (b) the population as a whole.
(36408)
147  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the level of support to families to pay for childcare costs.
(36409)
148  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy to rule out removing the ceiling on employees' national insurance contributions.
(36406)
149  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of liable tax-payers failed to meet his Department's deadlines for submitting tax self-assessment forms; what estimate he has of the total revenue from penalties for late submission; and if he will make a statement.
(36416)
150  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown, for each nation and region of the UK, of government investment in research and development since 1995.
(36412)
151  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will state, for each year since 1990, government spending on the NHS in (a) the UK, (b) England and (c) Scotland, (i) in real terms and (ii) as a percentage of GDP.
(36415)
152  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the percentage is of childcare costs met by (a) government, (b) business and (c) parents in other member states of the EU.
(36411)
153  
  
Phil Sawford (Kettering):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue the Treasury has received from VAT on riding hats in each of the past five years for which figures are available; and what figures he has collated on the rate of VAT levied on (a) motorcycle helmets, (b) bicycle helmets and (c) riding hats in each of the EU member states.
(36456)
154  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Ref. 34062, on the Creating knowledge: Creating Wealth conference, how many companies bid for the right to sponsor the conference; and if he will make a statement.
(37050)
155  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value, in sterling, of the British rebate from the EU budget is from 1984 to the most recent year for which figures are available.
(36385)
156  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what landfill tax proceeds have passed to ENTRUST in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01 for (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland.
(36449)
157  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been raised by the landfill tax in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000, and (c) 2000-01 in (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland.
(36448)
158  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Banff and Buchan, of 31st January, Official Report, column 518W, if he will set out for each year since 1997 and for each department, in total and by project, the changes in their planned expenditure which have produced a share of such changes for the Scottish Executive under the Barnett Formula; what the total value of such changes was by department; what the resulting change in funding for the Scottish Executive was in total and in each case; and what the (a) changes in spending for each department were as a percentage of total identifiable spending in England and (b) resulting produced changes for the Scottish Executive were as a percentage of total identifiable expenditure in Scotland.
(36751)
159  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what ENTRUST's expenditure was in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01 for (i) the UK and (ii) Scotland.
(36450)
160  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the European Union observing team will publish its final report on the election process in Zimbabwe.
(36370)
161  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans there are for the European Union observing team to publish interim reports on the election process in Zimbabwe.
(36375)
162  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what access the European Union observers are guaranteed to ballot stations during the voting process in Zimbabwe's presidential elections under the terms outlined in the letter of invitation sent by the Government of Zimbabwe to the European Union.
(36374)
163  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many election observers the European Union will send to Zimbabwe to monitor the election process; what the nationality is of each of these observers; in which of the eight provinces of Zimbabwe the observers will be deployed; and how many observers will be deployed in each province.
(36373)
164  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which members of the European Union may send observers to monitor the Presidential election in Zimbabwe under the terms outlined in the letter of invitation sent by the Government of Zimbabwe to the European Union.
(36372)
165  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British Embassies have submitted requests for (a) Prime Ministerial and (b) other Ministerial endorsement of commercial contracts in their respective countries in the last three years, broken down by (i) UK companies and (ii) other companies, indicating in each case the value of contracts concerned and the outcome of each of the endorsements.
(36703)
166  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many election observers the European Union may send to Zimbabwe under the terms outlined in the letter of invitation sent by the Government of Zimbabwe to the European Union.
(36371)
167  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36687)
168  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of popular support for the special autonomy arrangements introduced by the Indonesian Government to Aceh and Papua.
(36926)
169  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likely impact on human rights of the decision of the Government of Indonesia to establish a new military command in Aceh.
(36925)
170  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prospect of the alleged perpetrators of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in East Timor being brought to justice in Indonesia in proceedings which meet international human rights standards before the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court established for that purpose.
(36927)
171  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the sufficiency of the territorial and temporal jurisdiction of the human rights court established in Indonesia to investigate alledged abuses in East Timor, (b) the likely impact of the Indonesian constitutional prohibition on retroactive prosecutions, (c) the experience, expertise and independence of the judges and lawyers appointed to the court, (d) the arrangements for the protection of victims and witnesses and (e) the level of co-operation on legal matters between the Indonesian and East Timorese authorities; and what plans he has to monitor the trials.
(36928)
172  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government following the establishment of a National Investigation Commission (KPN) to investigate the killing of Papuan pro-independence leader, Theys Eluay; and what assessment he has made of the composition of the investigation team.
(36929)
173  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next round of talks under the terms of the Brussels Process will take place.
(36530)
174  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional powers of self-government for the people of Gibraltar are being discussed with the Government of Spain during the Brussels Process.
(36531)
175  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when a substantive reply will be given to Captain Alan Croft's letter of 30th October 2001, concerning Mr Shwe Tun Aung.
(36836)
176  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will allow the Chief Minister of Gibraltar to attend talks under the Brussels Process with the right to veto proposals.
(36535)
177  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what rules govern the composition of the delegation of the Chief Minister of Gibraltar attending talks under the Brussels Process.
(36534)
178  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the ratio of borrowing to GDP and (b) the proportion of public debt to GDP as laid down by the Treaty of Maastricht and the Growth and Stability Pact in 2004 of each of the countries applying for EU membership.
(36433)
179  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about Iran's refusal to accept David Reddaway as Britain's new Ambassador.
(36589)
180  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Britain's relations with Iran.
(36577)
181  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what practical benefits for Gibraltar have been discussed during the talks under the Brussels Process between the Governments of Britain and Spain.
[R] (36540)
182  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Spain about the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination.
[R] (36541)
183  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the status of the bi-lateral agreement between the Governments of Britain and Spain.
[R] (36538)
184  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is his policy that a bi-lateral agreement between Britain and Spain on the future status of Gibraltar will be (a) invalidated and (b) suspended if rejected in a referendum by the people of Gibraltar.
[R] (36539)
185  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to invite the Governments of Spain and Gibraltar to talks under terms other than those defined under the Brussels Process.
[R] (36537)
186  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent Indo-UK peacekeeping seminar held in India.
(36556)
187  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral statement of 5th February, Official Report, column 748, to which Treaty of Utrecht 1713 he referred.
(36864)
188  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Spanish Government since 1st January on the right of self-determination for the people of Gibraltar.
(36536)
189  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Government concerning its policy towards Taiwan; and if he will make a statement.
(36482)
190  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what communications there have been between his Department and the European Commission regarding the privatisation of the Romanian state-owned steel industry.
(36741)
191  
  
Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when (a) he and (b) his Ministers next plan to visit Spain.
(36533)
192  
  
Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who is responsible for devising and implementing fiscal policies in Gibraltar.
(36542)
193  
  
Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason Ministers from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office did not accept an invitation to attend the Government of Gibraltar's talks on their constitution.
(36532)
194  
  
Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on financial aid for Gibraltar resulting from an agreement between Britain and Spain on the future status of Gibraltar.
(36543)
195  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Spain has identified to him the practical benefits to Gibraltar of proposals on joint sovereignty.
(36546)
196  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guarantees the Government of Spain has given to preserve the Gibraltar way of life during talks on the future status of Gibraltar; and how these would be implemented.
(36547)
197  
  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is regarding the right of self-determination for the people of Gibraltar in relation to Article 1 of the United Nations Charter of Human Rights.
(36588)
198  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when (a) he and (b) his Ministers next plan to visit Gibraltar.
(36545)
199  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed the possibility of taking the status of Gibraltar to the International Court of Justice with representatives of the Government of Spain.
(36544)
200  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals the Government is planning to put forward to the preparatory meeting of the Non-proliferation Treaty Review in April, in respect of the management of (a) surplus stockpiled fissile material and (b) fissile material obtained from decommissioned nuclear warheads.
(36468)
201  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the states which he estimates have the capacity to launch missiles that could reach the territory of the United Kingdom.
(36476)
202  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for North East Derbyshire which was acknowledged on 7th December, reference P0000821.
(36040)
203  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what process will be used to evaluate the best methods of treatment for ME/CFS.
(36384)
204  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to secure state funding for Young Minds following the letter to the honourable Member for South West Surrey from the Minister of State in the Cabinet Office.
(36933)
205  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Leonard Cheshire Foundation concerning funding for long term care.
(36906)
206  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients are waiting over one year for inpatient treatment (a) in West Surrey and (b) in Durham; and what percentage were waiting over one year in June 1997.
(36907)
207  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve mental health services for young people.
(36932)
208  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which 10 health authorities have (a) the highest and (b) the lowest percentage of nurse vacancies; and what the number of nurses is in each case.
(36908)
209  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met representatives of Cruse Bereavement Care; what financial assistance he is providing for Cruse Bereavement Care; what assessment he has made of the contribution Cruse makes to reducing long-term mental health problems; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (36935)
210  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists, broken down by health authority, have taken NHS patients in (a) 1979, (b) 1992, (c) 1997 and (d) 2001 or the most recent available date.
(36390)
211  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students in higher education were training to be dentists in (a) 1979, (b) 1992, (c) 1997 and (d) 2001 or the most recent available date.
(36392)
212  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) percentage of the NHS budget and (b) amount of money invested in NHS dentists, broken down by health authority, in (i) 1979, (ii) 1992, (iii) 1997 and (iv) 2001 or the most recent available date was.
(36391)
213  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the extra units of nurse accommodation for London nurses set out in the NHS plan are (a) single bedroom units, (b) two bedroom units and (c) houseshare units; and how many (i) are new units and (ii) have been completed.
(34882)
214  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36688)
215  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many speech and language therapists are employed in the National Health Service.
(36776)
216  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there are for speech and language therapists in the National Health Service.
(36771)
217  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make speech and language therapy a statutory service.
(36775)
218  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the likely (a) number of and (b) requirement for speech and language therapists in the NHS in each of the next five years.
(36770)
219  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the incidence of chronic liver disease (a) in total, (b) for men and (c) for women, in residents of each health authority in England and Wales in (i) 1996 and (ii) for the most recent available year; and how far local health authority rates deviate from the national average.
(37037)
220  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of epilepsy and the death rate for epilepsy was (a) in total, (b) for men and (c) for women in each health authority in England in (i) 1996 and (ii) the most recent available year; and how these rates deviate from the national average.
(37038)
221  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list every ward in Tyne and Wear by local authority, setting out the latest standard mortality ratio on the basis of the European Standardised rate (a) in total, (b) for men and (c) for women and the year in which the death rate for England and Wales as a whole was at this level.
(37039)
222  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a substantive reply will be given to Mrs T. Harper's letter of 28th November 2001, concerning care homes.
(36842)
223  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a substantive reply will be given to Dr R. D. Fouracre's letter of 1st August 2001, concerning continence management services.
(36840)
224  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a substantive reply will be given to Sarah Markham's letter of 28th November 2001, concerning payments to nursing students.
(36834)
225  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a substantive reply will be given to Julie Hasting's letter of 26th November 2001, concerning the Royal Commission on Long-term Care.
(36841)
226  
N  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances in England were leased in 2000-01; what estimates he made of the number of ambulances in England that will have been leased during 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.
(35848)
227  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the £100 million for maternity services has been allocated; and whether it has been spent in the way originally intended.
(36418)
228  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget is of each care group workforce team.
(36897)
229  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the work is of the care group workforce teams.
(36900)
230  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of children's mental health services in England.
(36886)
231  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local education authorities in England are implementing an asthma policy.
(36875)
232  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget is of the Workforce Numbers Advisory Board.
(36901)
233  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met ministers in the Cabinet Office to discuss the work of the Social Exclusion Unit and the relationship between poor mental health and social exclusion; and if he will make a statement.
(36880)
234  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the achievements of the Children's Czar have been in the field of children's mental health.
(36887)
235  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the national Institute for Mental Health to (a) be developed and (b) start work.
(36884)
236  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department gives to hospitals about suitable out-patient waiting facilities.
(36890)
237  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Care Group Workforce Team on Mental Health was established; and what is its remit.
(36899)
238  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time which a general practitioner spends with a patient has been in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(36893)
239  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the success of the Care Group Workforce Team on Mental Health will be evaluated.
(36896)
240  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met Ministers from the Department for Works and Pensions to discuss ways of helping those with mental health problems to find paid employment.
(36879)
241  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets he has set for general practitioners to achieve (a) now and (b) by 2004.
(36894)
242  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of trolley bays is per thousand patients seen in accident and emergency departments in England.
(36891)
243  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role the National Institute for Mental Health for England will have in the field of children's mental health.
(36885)
244  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish (a) the action plan for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and (b) revisions to it; and if he will make a statement.
(36888)
245  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all general practitioners are expected to meet his 48 hours' access target by 2004.
(36895)
246  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) will take to implement Core Principles for the Involvement of Children and Young People; and what progress has been made in drawing up an action plan.
(36883)
247  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers the Care Group Workforce Team on Mental Health has.
(36898)
248  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met ministers in the Home Office to discuss the training of prison nurses to carry out mental health assessments; and if he will make a statement.
(36882)
249  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
(36889)
250  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the facilities and development funding available for the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.
(36892)
251  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people from the Warrington North constituency have, in each of the past five years, (a) applied for and (b) been appointed to positions on the board of the (i) Ashworth Hospital Authority SHA, (ii) Christie Hospital NHS Trust, (iii) Family Health Services Appeal Authority SHA and (iv) National Blood Authority SHA.
(35525)
252  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the relationship between student debt and recruitment of medical students.
(36442)
253  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to amend the arrangements for financial support for medical students.
(36443)
254  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of trends in recruitment of medical students by soci-economic group since 1997.
(36441)
255  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what public funding is available to medical students who are training to become doctors.
(36440)
256  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance his Department has given to nursery schools and other providers of early years education and childcare about accepting children who (a) have and (b) have not had the MMR vacinne.
(36504)
257  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) average and (b) longest times waited by patients assessed as needing a care home whilst on an acute assessment ward before leaving the ward for a care home were in the last 12 months (i) in the UK and (ii) in North Yorkshire.
(36916)
258  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received concerning bed blocking of old age psychiatry beds (a) in the UK and (b) in North Yorkshire.
(36917)
259  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason old age psychiatry beds are not included in the figures on bed blocking collected by the NHS.
(36918)
260  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many old age psychiatry beds, and what percentage of the total, were blocked by patients waiting to enter a care home (a) in the UK and (b) in North Yorkshire, in (i) 1997, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2002.
(36915)
261  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with Her Majesty's Treasury on the VAT on building costs paid by Macmillan Cancer Relief.
(36914)
262  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what he is doing to increase the uptake of statins.
(36405)
263  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospitals have been found to have fallen below acceptable standards for the decontamination of surgical instruments since October 2000.
(36404)
264  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the rubella vaccination is administered to boys.
(36475)
265  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which public private partnerships with a capital value in excess of £1 million are under negotiation by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(36368)
266  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS staff who may be in charge of a hospital ward are fully aware of procedures for arranging for donation of organs for transplantation.
(36445)
267  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement about the scale of use of such wards.
(36452)
268  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the posts of Chairman of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel was (a) advertised and (b) filled.
(36780)
269  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the extent to which the Independent Reconfiguration Panel is independent of government.
(36779)
270  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the members of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel other than the Chairman were (a) recruited and (b) appointed.
(36781)
271  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel is.
(36778)
272  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding streams are available to help set up new NHS dental practices; and if he will make a statement.
(36397)
273  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the national average has been in the last five years of the numbers of registrations to NHS dental practices.
(36398)
274  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the future resources that will be made available to NHS dentists.
(36396)
275  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of people are registered with an NHS dentist in (a) Stoke on Trent North, (b) Staffordshire, (c) Stoke on Trent and (d) the United Kingdom.
(36395)
276  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to reply to the letters of 25th September and 26th November 2001, from the honourable Member for Maidstone and The Weald about the provision of general practitioner services in Staplehurst.
(36389)
277  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts will provide digital hearing aids following the Government announcement on 24th December 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(36388)
278  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which members of the Zimbabwe Government and their family members (a) hold and (b) are entitled to hold British passports.
(36104)
279  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which 10 education authorities have (a) the highest and (b) the lowest number of teacher vacancies; what the numbers of teachers involved are; and whether she is taking steps to remove the inequality.
(36910)
280  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which 10 police authorities have (a) the highest and (b) the lowest number of vacancies for police officers; and how many officers were involved in each case.
(36912)
281  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police authorities provide private healthcare for their officers; and if he will make a statement.
(36911)
282  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36686)
283  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he issues to police forces on penalising cyclists who (a) advance over the stop line and (b) ride without rear lights.
(36461)
284  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who are the members of the Victims' Steering Group; how often the Group meet; and whether minutes of the meetings are available to the public.
(37002)
285  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how victims are classified for the purposes of the Victims' Charter; and how many victims have utilised the service since its inception, broken down by (a) region and (b) type.
(36999)
286  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what extra help victims of serious crime have received; how many victims have received extra help (a) per year and (b) broken down by region; and how serious crime is defined in this respect.
(37004)
287  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nominations the agency dealing with victims has received for Charter Mark awards.
(37001)
288  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which agencies have consulted victims since 1977; what the subject of the consultation was; and whether the reports are available to the public.
(37003)
289  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how victims are informed of the (a) Victims' Charter and (b) Victims' Support Group.
(37000)
290  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time police officers there were in Wales in each year since 1997.
(36421)
291  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of (a) rape, (b) assault, (c) murder, (d) violent theft and (e) armed robbery there were in Wales in each year since 1997.
(36422)
292  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much is expected to be recovered by the confiscation of assets of drug traffickers in each of the next five years; and if he will estimate the percentage that this will represent of the total value of illegal drug sales.
(36560)
293  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many treatment places for addicts of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine are available; how many are being used; and what estimate he makes of the total numbers of addicts of these substances.
(36559)
294  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners who were addicts of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine continued their habits after serving their sentences in each of the last five years; and what proportion died from drug mis-use in the 12 month period after leaving prison.
(36562)
295  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of setting up the unit for confiscation of the proceeds of drug trafficking; and what the anticipated annual cost is of running it.
(36561)
296  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy in relation to all deaths in police custody, prisons and immigation detention centres, to provide the family of the deceased person with a copy of any investigation carried out into his or her death.
(36948)
297  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many secure unit places for juvenile offenders in (a) young offender institutions, (b) local authority secure units and (c) secure training centres there are in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Greater London; what the occupancy rates are for each; and if he will make a statement.
(36097)
298  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police accident investigation officers were employed in the UK in (a) 1992, (b) 1995, (c) 1998 and (d) 2001.
(36549)
299  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how applications for student visas sent by (a) registered and (b) unregistered post are treated.
(36994)
300  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time from receipt of an application for a student visa to its entry on the computer was in the last 12 months.
(36995)
301  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements he has made for independent bench marking of the Student Visa Service.
(36988)
302  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for student visas were received in each of the last six months.
(36993)
303  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many clerical staff were engaged in processing student visas in each of the years (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01.
(36992)
304  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it clear on the appropriate form and on his Department's website that applications for student visas sent by unregistered post cannot thereafter be traced until the visa is finally granted.
(36989)
305  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his target of three weeks' average for the processing of student visa applications starts on the day of receipt and not the day of being entered on the computer.
(36996)
306  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many clerical staff have been engaged in processing student visas in each of the last six months.
(36991)
307  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many man hours on average it has taken to process a student visa application in the last 12 months.
(36990)
308  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) steps he has taken to ascertain the accuracy of record keeping about the monitoring of suicide risks in prison hospitals.
(36877)
309  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the process is to ensure that tetra base stations comply with relevant guidelines on limits of exposure to the public.
(36594)
310  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place a copy of the full tetra standard specification documents in the Library.
(36591)
311  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to commission further investigations into possible health risks associated with the use of the tetra communications system by the emergency services.
(36593)
312  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he has given to police officers to reduce the possible health risks of using tetra handsets.
(36592)
313  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many tetra masts (a) have been and (b) are due to be set up in constabularies using the Airwave Communications system.
(36590)
314  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received from scientific (a) organisations, (b) journals and (c) institutions expressing concerns over the possible health risks of the tetra communications system; and if he will make a statement.
(36595)
315  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets are set for replying to correspondence from members of the public to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate; and what the level of performance is.
(36769)
316  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to (a) increase the prison population and (b) extend the site at (i) HMP Wymott and (ii) HMP Garth; and what recent discussions his Department has had with the (A) Governor and (B) Prison Officers' Association on plans to extend (x) HMP Wymott and (y) HMP Garth.
(36458)
317  
  
Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders within each parliamentary constituency in the Greater London area were sentenced to serve (a) less than one year, (b) one to three years and (c) three or more years in a young offenders institution in 2001.
(37010)
318  
  
Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders within each Metropolitan police divisional borough were sentenced to serve (a) less than one year, (b) one to three years and (c) three or more years in a young offenders institution in 2001.
(37009)
319  
  
Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders from each parliamentary constituency in the Greater London area were sentenced to custodial sentences in young offenders institutions in 2001.
(37008)
320  
  
Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders within each Metropolitan police divisional borough are serving custodial sentences in young offenders institutions.
(37005)
321  
  
Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders within each Metropolitan police divisional borough were sentenced to custodial sentences in young offenders institutions in 2001.
(37007)
322  
  
Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders from each parliamentary constituency in the Greater London area are serving custodial sentences in young offenders institutions.
(37006)
323  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the likely availability of staff for the proposed asylum accommodation centre at Throckmorton.
(36768)
324  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the reference to a 3,000 total capacity in asylum accommodation centres in paragraph 4.30 of Secure Borders, Safe Haven refers to the total capacity the Government intends to provide; and if he will make a statement.
(36708)
325  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the (a) cost of construction and (b) running costs of each asylum accommodation centre.
(36710)
326  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if sites under consideration for an asylum accommodation centre which are not selected for one of the trial centres will be considered for later asylum accommodation centres.
(36711)
327  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on recruitment and retention of prison officers and other staff at Long Lartin prison.
(36767)
328  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, over what period the effectiveness of the proposed asylum accommodation centres will be assessed; if the effectiveness of every trial centre will be assessed before conclusions are reached; and if the establishment of additional centres will be considered.
(36709)
329  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, into which languages the information leaflets for asylum seekers in induction centres are translated; and if he will place a copy of the English language leaflet, and the document asylum seekers are required to sign, in the Library.
(36431)
330  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to improve liaison between the police and the CPS regarding the prosecution of those responsible for race hate literature; and if he will make a statement.
(36870)
331  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the time taken by police officers to complete the paperwork and processes necessary after arresting an individual; and what estimate he has made of the changes in that time associated with new (a) legislation, (b) regulations and (c) government guidance since 1997.
(36582)
332  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individual arrests were carried out by police forces in England and Wales during each of the last three years for which records are available.
(36581)
333  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made following the announcement in January 2001 of a package to develop volunteering; and if he will make a statement.
(36382)
334  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter of 23rd October 2001 from the honourable Member for Torbay, regarding Mr Elias Masif Bousaley of Torquay and his visa renewal application.
(36755)
335  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to come to a decision on the asylum application made by Mr. Naveem Ahmed of Southend who claimed asylum on 26th May 2000, references TA 338/99 and A/1031630.
(36377)
336  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what services to Parliament are provided by outside contractors; when their contracts are due for renewal; and what services are provided in-house.
(36716)
337  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36700)
338  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government supports the resumption of EU aid to Sudan; and whether it supports attaching to this aid clear benchmarks in the EU-Sudan dialogue.
(36419)
339  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on a bilateral extradition treaty between Uganda and Rwanda.
(36567)
340  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action she has taken to encourage Rwanda to withdraw its troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(36568)
341  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the next stage of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue in Sun City, South Africa.
(36569)
342  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the UN talks in Geneva on the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(36570)
343  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to work with other Government departments to raise awareness (a) before and (b) during the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
(36435)
344  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of her Department's Development Awareness Fund is given in grants; and what percentage is spent on her Department's internal work.
(36434)
345  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Government last fully reviewed the Legal Aid System; and when it proposes to do so next.
(36727)
346  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Government proposes next to review fully the (a) salaries and (b) salary structure of (i) legal aid lawyers, (ii) legal aid support staff and (iii) legal aid solicitors; and if he will make a statement.
(36728)
347  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36685)
348  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received from the Isle of Man Government regarding the timing of the publication of the MAIB report into the Solway Harvester.
(36733)
349  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent assessment he has made of trends in recruitment and retention of legal aid lawyers.
(36438)
350  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) intends to take to encourage trainee solicitors to undertake legal aid practice.
(36439)
351  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how he plans to consult on proposals to change the immigration and asylum appeals system.
(36430)
352  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many asylum appeals to adjudicators were (a) heard and (b) adjourned in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001 to the latest convenient date; and how many adjournments were at the request of (A) the appellant and (B) the Home Office.
(36429)
353  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36684)
354  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many local education authorities in Northern Ireland are implementing an asthma policy.
(36902)
355  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the cost of governing Northern Ireland (a) under devolution excluding the cost of reserved matters and (b) under direct rule.
(36707)
356  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions in each of the past 10 years he has exercised his discretion to make payments under Article 10(2) of the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (NI) Order 1988; and if he will over a period of time that does not allow individuals to be identified (a) break down the relevant offences or convictions in a way that provides information about the relative severity of the crime concerned, (b) break down into convenient bands, the age of the offender at the time of conviction and (c) break down into convenient time bands the time between date of conviction and date of application for compensation.
(36401)
357  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with Northern Ireland ministers and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the arts community there.
(36983)
358  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the President of the Council, when he expects the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons to report on the reform of the daily working practices of the House.
(36713)
359  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will collate statistics on the gender breakdown of witnesses to each select committee since 1997.
(36367)
360  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans he has to introduce health and safety legislation this Session; and if he will make a statement.
(36596)
361  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the President of the Council, how many divisions in the House of Commons this session have been on legislation for (a) the UK, (b) Great Britain only, (c) England and Wales only, (d) England only, (e) Northern Ireland only and (f) Scotland only.
(37046)
362  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the President of the Council, how much government legislation in this Parliamentary session concerns (a) the UK, (b) Great Britain only, (c) England and Wales only, (d) England only, (e) Northern Ireland only and (f) Scotland only.
(37047)
363  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what criteria he suggested to the Romanian Prime Minister on 23rd July 2001 that the acquisition of the Sidex Steel Plant by the LNM Group would assist Romania's membership to the European Union.
(36735)
364  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what criteria he uses to decide whether an attempted overseas acquisition by an individual or company seeking assistance from him would be in the national interest; and what process of assessment takes place against these criteria.
(36736)
365  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the (a) individuals and (b) companies since 1997 which have received assistance from himself and his Office in attempts to acquire assets overseas.
(36738)
366  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, what communication the Government has had with governments of other EU member states regarding the privatisation of the Romanian state-owned steel industry.
(36740)
367  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what criteria he judged the LNM group to be British.
(36737)
368  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(36383)
369  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, what measures have been taken to deploy renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures at (a) 10 Downing Street and (b) Chequers.
(36477)
370  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the text of his letter to the Prime Minister of Romania about the sale of that country's steel company, Sidex; and when the text was made available to LNM Holdings.
(37011)
371  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, when (a) he and (b) his staff have met representatives of the Government of Romania to discuss that country's accession to the European Union.
(37016)
372  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of how the sale of Sidex to a British company will assist Romania's admission to the European Union.
(37013)
373  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the letters he has written in the last 12 months to foreign governments following British companies winning business abroad, stating in each case (a) the government concerned, (b) the name of the British company, (c) the place of registration of the company, (d) the nature of the contract, (e) the date the contract in question was signed and (f) the date the letter was sent.
(37014)
374  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, (a) by whom and (b) when he was informed that a contract had been awarded by the Government of Romania to privatise Sidex.
(37012)
375  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, what effect he estimates there will be on the UK from the sale of Sidex to LNM Holdings.
(37015)
376  
  
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 25W, on single European currency, if he will explain the connection between the question to him of 25th January and his Answer of 28th January.
(36528)
377  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36695)
378  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many local education authorities in Scotland are implementing an asthma policy.
(36874)
379  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the Scotland Office will (a) co-operate with and (b) give evidence to the temporary committee of the European Parliament set up to look into the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Scotland in 2001.
(36731)
380  
  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the extent to which fuel poverty has changed in Great Britain as a result of recent changes in gas charges to domestic consumers.
(36782)
381  
  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the manufacturers who attended the December National Manufacturing Summit; how many SME manufacturers were invited; and which manufacturers from the North East were invited to attend.
(36783)
382  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the Government proposes to exclude nuclear plants from paying the climate change levy.
(36715)
383  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employees in her Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36696)
384  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value of inward investment projects into the North East was in each year since 1996.
(36777)
385  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what figures she has collated on the cost of sending a first class letter weighing (a) 50 grams and (b) 60 grams in each European Union country.
(36256)
386  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the annual budget was of the Postal Services Commission and its predecessor body for the financial years (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01; what the agreed budget is for 2001-02; and what the estimated budget is for 2002-03.
(36260)
387  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage change in real postage prices is for (a) first and (b) second class letters over the last (i) five, (ii) 10 and (iii) 20 years; and what these prices would be in today's money.
(36261)
388  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether a regulatory impact assessment, which adheres to the Cabinet Office model, has been published for the Work and Parents Framework documents and latest consultation document.
(36979)
389  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the regulatory impact assessments which are relevant to small businesses have attracted comments from the Small Business Council.
(36976)
390  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent legislation has been introduced on the provision of parental and maternity leave and pay with particular reference to returning to work part-time.
(36980)
391  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Small Business Service has published a strategy for (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2002 to 2012, with associated milestones and targets.
(36977)
392  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, following the recommendation of the Small Business Council Report, what plans the Government has for the re-allocation of resources (a) to and (b) within the Small Business Service.
(36978)
393  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the sources of regulations that affect small business.
(36972)
394  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government accepted the recommendation put forward by the Small Business Council to use litmus tests.
(36975)
395  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average salary of a post office sub-postmaster is in (a) the constituency of the Ribble Valley and Fulwood, (b) Lancashire, (c) the North West of England, (d) Wales and (e) the United Kingdom, in each year since 1997.
(36424)
396  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many full time equivalents are employed by Post Office Counters Ltd in (a) the parliamentary constituency of the Ribble Valley and Fulwood, (b) Lancashire, (c) the North West of England, (d) Wales and (e) the United Kingdom, in each year since 1997.
(36423)
397  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices there were in (a) the constituency of the Ribble Valley and Fulwood, (b) Lancashire, (c) the North West of England, (d) Wales and (e) the United Kingdom, in each year since 1997.
(36420)
398  
  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will require (a) Consignia and (b) other future postal operators to provide a free mail service for the blind.
(36376)
399  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the issue of the insolvency of BNFL was discussed at the meeting of the Energy Minister with Hugh Callum and Norman Askew on 15th November 2001.
(37048)
400  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 30th January, Official Report, column 389W, on CCGT power stations, how she intends to discharge her responsibilities on power stations under sections 34 and 35 of the Electricity Act 1989.
(37049)
401  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many public refuelling points in the UK, broken down by area, sell (a) liquid petroleum gas and (b) natural gas for vehicles.
(36386)
402  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to take action to deal with bogus billing for entries in business directories.
(36387)
403  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many businesses the RADA helped to set up in (a) Somerset and (b) the South West region in 1999-2000.
(36455)
404  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the amount of interest that has been paid (a) in total and (b) to SMEs as a result of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
(36566)
405  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
(36565)
406  
  
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she plans to introduce further measures to prevent delays in paying commercial debts.
(36564)
407  
  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures her Department takes to detect imported equipment which is sold as British-made.
(36832)
408  
  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures the Government is taking to uphold specification standards for the refurbishments of departments.
(36830)
409  
  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what evidence she has collated on the relaxation of specification standards for the benefit of some importers.
(36831)
410  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether her Department was consulted as to the effect of LNM Holdings acquisition of the Sidex Plant in Romania on the British steel industry.
(36732)
411  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings were held between her Department and representatives of LNM/Ispat International since May 1997.
(36739)
412  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether current contracts for Thorp and SMP at Sellafield will be made public as part of the transparency process in setting up the Liabilities Management Authority.
(36470)
413  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what resources have been committed by her Department to the establishment and development of the New Liabilities Management Unit.
(36469)
414  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what liaison her Department's Liabilities Management Unit has with the ALFA Group within BNFL.
(36471)
415  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the shadow Liabilities Management Agency will be covered by the rules governing non-departmental public bodies.
(36466)
416  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department has taken to recruit a director for the Liabilities Management Authority.
(36472)
417  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she plans to transfer the UK Atomic Energy Authority laboratories at Sellafield to the new Liabilities Management Authority.
(36473)
418  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken to establish an embryonic board for the Liabilities Management Authority.
(36474)
419  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 11th January, Refs 32812 and 32919, on meetings with energy companies and lobbying companies, what criteria she uses to decide whether to place records of his meetings in the public domain; and if she will make a statement.
(36997)
420  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which public private partnerships with a capital value in excess of £1 million are under negotiation by her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(36369)
421  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has made to the World Trade Organisation regarding the TRIPS agreement in relation to the patenting of staple food crops; and if she will make a statement.
(36436)
422  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to propose revisions to the TRIPs agreement regarding the patenting of staple food crops under WTO rules.
(36462)
423  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Angus of 24th January, Official Report, column 1064W, what plans she has to increase the proportion of oil and gas directorate posts in Aberdeen; and if she will make it her policy to ensure that by the next election a majority of oil and gas directorate posts are based in Aberdeen.
(36446)
424  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many oil and gas directorate posts there were in (a) Aberdeen, (b) London and (c) elsewhere in each of the last 15 years; and what the running costs for the oil and gas directorate were in total and by location in the most recent years for which figures are available.
(36447)
425  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received about the A3 at Hindhead; and if he will make a statement.
(36905)
426  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he estimates that construction on the A3 at Hindhead (a) will commence and (b) will be completed.
(36904)
427  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with Town and County Finance Issues Group concerning the additional costs of providing services in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(36931)
428  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking (a) to monitor and (b) to reduce aircraft noise in the Dunsfold vicinity; what representations he has had on this subject; and if he will make a statement.
(36909)
429  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what responsibility (a) train operating companies and (b) Railtrack have for railway stations to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(36717)
430  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much the Government has invested through (a) Railtrack, (b) Ernst & Young and (c) other associated individuals and organisations since Railtrack was put into the hands of receivers; and if he will make a statement.
(36724)
431  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, since Railtrack was put into the hands of receivers whether an upper limit (a) has been and (b) will be put on the amount the Government will invest in Railtrack.
(36723)
432  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in the plans for modernising London Underground, how many stations the Government will ensure are wheelchair accessible; and what increase that is on the present figure.
(36729)
433  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who will make the final decision on which owner takes over Railtrack; and what criteria will be used.
(36725)
434  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36694)
435  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the Private Finance Initiative Credit for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority integrated clothing project was rejected; and for what reason this funding is not provided as a statutory requirement.
(36719)
436  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what health and safety assessments have taken place on the eye scanning techniques on trial at Heathrow Airport.
(36720)
437  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, since 11th September 2001, what assessments have taken place on the capability of regional and city disaster plans and the engagement of the (a) emergency planning committees, (b) police service, (c) fire brigade, (d) ambulance service, (e) hospitals and NHS trusts, (f) St. John Ambulance, (g) British Red Cross, (h) Territorial Army, (i) armed forces and (j) local authorities in these plans.
(36721)
438  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many incidents were dealt with by each coastguard station in 2001.
(36772)
439  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for shire counties the social services SSA for the elderly, divided by the number of pensioners, adjusted for inflation at current values, in the years 1990-91 to 2001-02 and projected for 2002-03.
(36763)
440  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for Cambridgeshire (a) the difference between the social services budget and that county's social services block SSA in each year from 1992-93 to 2002-03 and (b) that sum divided by the total population financed by that social services department, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(36764)
441  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for shire counties the social services SSA for child protection, divided by the number of children under the age of 18, adjusted for inflation at current values, in the years 1990-91 to 2001-02 and projected for 2002-03.
(36762)
442  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for shire counties the social services SSA divided by total population, adjusted for inflation at current values, for the years 1990-91 to 2001-02 and projected for 2002-03.
(36761)
443  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for shire counties, for the financial year 1990-91 to 2001-02, and projected for the year 2002-03, adjusted for inflation at current values (a) the total spending, (b) SSA spending and (c) under or over spending on social services for (i) the elderly, (ii) child protection and (iii) other categories.
(36758)
444  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the standard spending assessment for social services for elderly people, per pensioner, for (i) Cambridgeshire and (ii) Suffolk in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02, adjusted for inflation at current values; and what is the standard spending assessment for social services for child protection, per child under the age of 18, for (i) Cambridgeshire and (ii) Suffolk in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(36757)
445  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for shire counties the total SSA, divided by the population financed by that county, adjusted for inflation at current values (a) of the years 1990-91 to 2001-02 and (b) projected for 2002-03.
(36756)
446  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the standard spending assessments per (a) pensioner and (b) young person under the age of 18 by county council for England and Wales in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02, and projected for the financial year 2002-03, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(36760)
447  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the Cambridgeshire County Council spending on social services for (a) the elderly, (b) child protection and (c) groups other than the elderly and children under 18 (i) above SSA and (ii) in total, for 1990-91 to 2001-02 and projected for the financial year 2002-03, adjusted for inflation at current values.
(36759)
448  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the cost of each PTA in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(36460)
449  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what means the relative efficiency of different regimes for public transport provision as between shire counties, unitary and metropolitan authorities, and cities is measured.
(36459)
450  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what time of day on average rough sleeping head counts supervised by the Rough Sleepers Unit took place during the last year.
(36986)
451  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what payments the Rough Sleepers Unit have made in the last year to house rough sleepers in temporary accommodation; and if he will publish a breakdown of expenditure.
(36987)
452  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps are taken during rough sleeping counts supervised by the Rough Sleeping Unit to ensure the personal safety of those conducting the count.
(36985)
453  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information she has received concerning the deployment of British-made Stormer armoured vehicles to Aceh, Indonesia; and what representations on that subject he has made to the Indonesian Government.
(36930)
454  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to raise public awareness about the dangers of using a hand held mobile phone while driving.
(36463)
455  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will consider delaying releasing the MAIB report into the Solway Harvester until the conclusion of the Isle of Man Police investigation into the vessel's sinking.
(36734)
456  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much county councillors with cabinet responsibility are paid (a) in Lancashire and (b) on average in the UK.
(36428)
457  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what account he has taken for planning purposes of SEEDA's decision to seek to alleviate pinch points in respect of traffic congestion in the south east region, as discussed in the Agency's regional Economic Strategy document, and in particular for a bypass around Arundel; and if he will make a statement.
(36457)
458  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Arundel and South Downs, of 10th December 2001, Official Report, column 566W, on traffic congestion, whether the consultation exercise on fast-track procedures for building roads in excess of 30 kilometres has been undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
(36479)
459  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the management of Norwich International Airport in each of the last five years; and what the nature of the discussions was.
(36322)
460  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to permit Norwich City Council to borrow to allow for airport expansion.
(36444)
461  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Norfolk County Council and (b) Norwich City Council about the future of Norwich International Airport; and what assessment he has made of the future of the airport within the Government's airport strategy.
(36321)
462  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether his Department has a right of veto over the recommendations of an interim review by the Rail Regulator into the financial requirements for Railtrack in administration for Control Period 2.
(36611)
463  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action his Department is taking to ensure that rail safety is not compromised by asylum-seekers entering the UK through the Channel Tunnel.
(36610)
464  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the relationship between projected rail passenger growth in the ten year plan and inter-urban fares if such fares rise by more than RPI.
(36451)
465  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he took into account new housing plans for the South East in developing the 10 year plan; and if he will make a statement.
(36609)
466  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Highways Agency will revoke the licence of the Uxbridge Gun Club to occupy Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire.
(36095)
467  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Highways Agency will bring proceedings against the Uxbridge Gun Club in respect of damage to Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire.
(36098)
468  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire, is ancient woodland; and what environmental assessments have been carried out in respect of the wood.
(36096)
469  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the terms are of the licence from the Highways Agency under which the Uxbridge Gun Club occupies Broadspring Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire.
(36094)
470  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many traffic examiners and vehicle examiners were employed by the Vehicle Inspectorate in each of the past 10 years.
(36843)
471  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government plans to implement the (a) primary and (b) secondary recommendations in the Health and Safety Executive's Work-Related Road Safety Task Group report entitled Reducing at-Work Road Traffic Incidents (2001).
(36557)
472  
  
Mr John Grogan (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much his Department intends to spend in 2002-03 on (a) road safety publicity and (b) the forthcoming radio and television campaign on driver tiredness; and if he is planning to run the campaign at peak listening and viewing times.
(36558)
473  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to publish the new MPG6.
(36873)
474  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the timetable is for the review of MPG1.
(36872)
475  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make an interim statement on MPG6.
(36871)
476  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make an interim statement on the review of MPG1.
(36876)
477  
  
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will assess the merits of making it compulsory for developers to install dropped curbs at junctions in new building developments as part of the review of planning policy.
(36576)
478  
  
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the statutory regulations that are in place to ensure that a minor cannot purchase a vehicle at a car auction; and what plans he has to review these regulations.
(36402)
479  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those regions in which areas entitled to bid only for Objective 3 structural fund programmes are represented on programme monitoring and regional committees.
(36257)
480  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure that areas entitled to bid only for Objective 3 structural fund programmes are represented on programme monitoring and regional committees.
(36258)
481  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list, for each region for the years 1993 to 1999 the percentage split of (a) Objective 2 structural fund programmes between ERDF and ESF projects and (b) Objective 3 structural fund programmes between ERDF and ESF projects.
(36259)
482  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he gives to local authorities regarding information in publicity material about stock transfer of local authority homes; and what advice he gives to tenants questioning the accuracy of such information.
(36600)
483  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th January, Official Report, column 1051W, on the rail capacity study, what was the conclusion of the first stage of the study commissioned by the Strategic Rail Authority to aid them in deciding their strategic priorities on rail capacity which reported in September 2001; when the study into the second stage is due to commence; and when that second stage study is due to be completed.
(36529)
484  
  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to allow postal ballots for communities which have a parish meeting and are holding elections for parish councils.
(36454)
485  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on Central Railway's application for a hybrid bill; and what the Government's response has been.
(36598)
486  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Government plans to review section 32 of the Fire Services Act 1947.
(33782)
487  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Government will extend to all playing fields the procedural protection provided for school playing fields; and if he will make a statement.
(36379)
488  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what further plans he has to support economic regeneration in regions dependent on declining traditional industries.
(36982)
489  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made in implementing the Urban White Paper for neighbourhood renewal and its impact on the inner cities.
(36981)
490  
N  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, how many local authorities have exercised their discretionary powers to provide concessionary travel to children (a) under 16 and (b) 16 to 18 year olds in full-time education.
(34976)
491  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 7th November 2001, Official Report, column 289W, on London Underground, if he will place the letters of comfort which have subsequently been issued in the Library; on what date they were issued; and if he will make a statement.
(37045)
492  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce transport legislation relating to safety this Session; and if he will make a statement.
(36597)
493  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the planned expenditure is by the (a) Government and (b) private sector for the introduction of the new lines (i) Milngavie to Larkhall, (ii) Stirling to Alloa and (iii) Edinburgh Crossrail, announced in the recent SRA proposals.
(37030)
494  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions are planned between the UK Government and (a) the Scottish Executive and (b) the Strategic Rail Authority to consider the introduction of airport links between Edinburgh and Glasgow airports and their respective cities.
(36959)
495  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the planned expenditure is by the (a) Government and (b) private sector for the upgrading of the 140 smaller stations in Scotland, stated in the recent SRA proposals.
(37029)
496  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what financial safeguards will be in place to prevent the Government spending more than the allotted £33.5 billion on the specific programmes mentioned in the recent SRA report on unforeseen costs between now and the completion of any of the planned projects; and who would be liable for such extra unforeseen costs.
(37051)
497  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the planned expenditure is by (a) Government and (b) the private sector for the additional capacity increase for the lines between Glasgow and Kilmarnock announced in the recent SRA proposals.
(37026)
498  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the planned expenditure by (a) Government and (b) the private sector on the refurbishment of the 318 electric trains and the reliability improvements for the 170 diesel trains announced in the recent SRA proposals.
(37027)
499  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the planned expenditure is by the (a) Government and (b) private sector for the upgrading of Waverley Station in Edinburgh, stated in the recent SRA proposals.
(37028)
500  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the planned expenditure is from (a) Government and (b) the private sector for the introduction of the six new stations and interchange improvements at Partick, Gourock and Markinch announced in the SRA proposals.
(37025)
501  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, Column 54W, on airport rail links, what the timescale is for the receipt of information from the Scottish Enterprise, BAA and the SRA concerning the introduction of rail links between Edinburgh and Glasgow airports and their respective cities.
(36958)
502  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36692)
503  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many local education authorities in Wales are implementing an asthma policy.
(36903)
504  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make additional funding available to New Deal providers to help trainees with (a) basic skills and (b) English speaking.
(36403)
505  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees in his Department who regularly use computers have taken up the provision of a free eye test; and how this service is advertised to (a) current and (b) new staff.
(36691)
506  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to include people under the age of 60, but registered disabled, in the cold weather payment scheme.
(34924)
507  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) proportion of widows in each region and nation who are in receipt of occupational pension payments.
(37041)
508  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate what proportion of (a) occupational pensions defined by benefit, (b) occupational pensions defined by contribution and (c) personal pensions provided for survivor benefits or joint life annuities; and what proportion of such pensions provide for indexation of pensions.
(37040)
509  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate how much exists in purchase pension pots that were annuitised in each of the last five years; and how much he expects will be annuitised in the next five years.
(37031)
510  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the basis is of the attribution of income to a private pension pot before annuitisation for the assessment of income support on the minimum income guarantee; and how many claimants of each benefit were subject to such an attribution.
(37032)
511  
  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when a substantive reply will be given to Mrs G. Twizell's letter of 23rd November 2001, concerning the bereavement allowance.
(36835)
512  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to revise the number of centres for debt recovery in his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(37017)
513  
  
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the locations of debt recovery centres within his Department and those after the planned reductions.
(37018)
514  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many instances in the last five years his Department has recorded of overpayment of winter fuel payments.
(36919)
515  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has taken to ensure that winter fuel payments are not paid twice to the same household.
(36920)
516  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of overpayment of winter fuel payments to some households on other eligible households awaiting payment.
(36921)
517  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of women from ethnic minorities in the labour force.
(33826)
518  
  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what role he plays in the assessment of the level of skill shortages in (a) the building industry and (b) the road haulage industry.
(36869)
519  
  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to facilitate people gaining employment in industries in which skill shortages exist.
(36866)
520  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what funding her Department provides for research into clean coal technology.
[Question Unstarred] (33807)
521  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of his relaxation of financial borrowing for the development of certain regional airports.
[Transferred] (36323)
522  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the five year European Union action plan to encourage cooperation to combat social exclusion includes measures to help those with mental health problems.
[Transferred] (36878)
523  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the role of the Performance and Innovation Unit is; and if he will make a statement on its organisation.
[Transferred] (36934)
524  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students (a) successfully completed speech and language therapy courses and (b) were recruited to courses in speech and language therapy in 2001.
[Transferred] (36773)
525  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of university training places in speech and language therapy.
[Transferred] (36774)
526  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what reports she has received from the Building Research Establishment on the disposal of the Building Research Establishment library stock.
[Transferred] (36478)
527  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many port health officials were employed to check personal imports of meat and meat products on 1st January (a) 2002, (b) 2001, (c) 2000 and (d) 1999.
[Transferred] (36585)
528  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of pensioners who are entitled to support claim the minimum income guarantee.
[Transferred] (36407)
529  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he estimates all the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be implemented.
[Transferred] (36938)
530  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if the regulatory impact assessment guidelines issued by the Cabinet Office will be made mandatory.
[Transferred] (36974)
531  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what information the Government publishes on the relative performance of Government departments with respect to regulatory impact assessment.
[Transferred] (36973)
532  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 689W, on the Performance and Innovation Unit Energy Review, if he will list those companies whose responses are not available on the PIU website; and for what reason these have not been placed on the PIU website.
[Transferred] (36957)
533  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recognised training is available for those wishing to provide energy advice to householders; what level of training is provided for those giving advice under The Warm Front scheme; and what recommendations her Department makes as to appropriate training of these individuals.
[Transferred] (36563)
534  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 702W, on Railtrack, which criteria he used when determining that disclosure would harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.
[Transferred][R] (36939)
535  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the Walthamstow constituency are in receipt of (a) working families tax credit and (b) children's tax credit.
[Transferred] (36949)


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