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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 25 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 25 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
MONDAY 25th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what plans she has for the provision of (a) Braille translation facilities, (b) Braille typing facilities, (c) lip reading training and (d) lip speaking training for honourable Members and their staff.
(37458)
2  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what steps she is taking to promote awareness of the services available to the blind and visually impaired for contacting honourable Members.
(37088)
3  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, if there is provision for a constituent writing to an honourable Member in Braille to have their letter translated into print and the subsequent reply translated from print into Braille.
(37089)
4  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what steps she is taking to promote awareness of the services available to the deaf and hard of hearing for contacting honourable Members.
(37087)
5  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, pursuant to the Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 508W, and following the resolutions of the House of 5th July 2001, what proportion of the new general services budget is earmarked for (a) the provision of special telephone equipment and Braille equipment and (b) training in their use, for the purpose of constituents contacting their Member of Parliament and vice versa.
(37454)
6  
  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, which provisions of the Scotland Act 1998 she has relied upon with respect to the development of the role of Advocate General that she has embarked upon.
(37516)
7  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37504)
8  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 years and over.
(36494)
9  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37557)
10  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the (a) quasi-autonomous boards, (b) commissions, (c) agencies and (d) committees and arms of national bodies which are accountable to Government and Parliament and operate on a geographical basis smaller than nation, but larger than district/unitary authorities for each of the Government's defined nations and regions and grouped by (i) economic development, (ii) arts, (iii) sports, (iv) health, (v) training and education, (vi) agriculture, (vii) environment and rural/urban affairs, (viii) transport, (ix) planning, (x) co-ordination of local government, (xi) European Structural funds and (xii) other sectors.
(36631)
11  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what (a) total budget and (b) per capita funding has been provided for each of the last three years for which records are available to each (i) quasi-automonous board, (ii) commission, (iii) agency and (iv) committee and arms of national bodies which are accountable to Government and which operate on a geographical basis smaller than nation's, but larger than district/unitary authorities for each of the Government's defined nations and regions, grouped by sector.
(36632)
12  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37405)
13  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37392)
14  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37501)
15  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in her Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36497)
16  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff left the service of her Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many her Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37556)
17  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in her Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36809)
18  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37444)
19  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for her Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37404)
20  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns her Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37393)
21  
N  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received on the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and if she will make a statement.
(34238)
22  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the projected increased costs are for a proposed new Wembley Stadium; and how much extra funding the Government will be required to contribute.
(37561)
23  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the amount was of each award made by the Film Council since 1st April 2000 to organisations in which members of the Board of the Film Council had an interest.
(36965)
24  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the practice of the Film Council in relation to awards to organisations in which members of the Board of the Film Council had an interest.
(36967)
25  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the awards made by the Film Council since 1st April 2000 to organisations in which members of the Board of the Film Council had an interest.
(36966)
26  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the awards made by the Film Council since 1st April 2000 were made to organisations in which members of the Board of the Film Council had an interest.
(36964)
27  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much has been paid in awards by the Film Council since 1st April 2000.
(36849)
28  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the dates of the meetings of the Board of the Film Council since 1st April 2000, stating for each meeting the (a) members of the Board present and (b) awards agreed on.
(36848)
29  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the steps taken by the Film Council to ensure that no conflict of interest existed when decisions to make awards to organisations in which members of the Board of the Film Council had an interest where taken.
(36968)
30  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37510)
31  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 years and over.
(36491)
32  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36810)
33  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37555)
34  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure he incurred on the decommissioning and clean up of nuclear materials, equipment and facilities in each year since 1997; and how much he expects to incur in this financial year.
(37248)
35  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether heavy lift aircraft in use by the RAF are equipped with defensive aids and counter measures; and whether he intends that heavy lift aircraft (a) leased and (b) purchased for the RAF in future programmes will be equipped with defensive aids and counter measures.
(37289)
36  
N  
Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason members of the RAF Reserve are not eligible to receive the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
(36499)
37  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Territorial Army reside in Scotland; and what the equivalent figure was in each of the last five years.
(37387)
38  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions his Department was notified of wind-power developments proposed within low-flying training areas; and on how many occasions his Department (a) took no action and (b) prevented the proposal proceeding in the last five years.
(37255)
39  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the minimum safe distance between a live firing range and a public road.
(37385)
40  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the development of new accommodation facilities at Kirkcudbright range will be completed.
(37386)
41  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37449)
42  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) MoD staff and (b) non-military MoD staff have been involved in deployments to (i) Albania, (ii) Romania and (iii) Slovenia in the last three years; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(37121)
43  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what surplus military equipment the UK has (a) given and (b) sold at discount values to (i) Estonia and (ii) Slovenia in the last three years; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(37120)
44  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment of ground conditions is undertaken before the deployment of cluster bombs; and what alternative weapon is deployed where ground conditions might result in an unacceptably high failure rate.
(37534)
45  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many police officers were deployed at Faslane on (a) 8th, (b) 11th, (c) 12th and (d) 13th February; and how many MoD police officers have been deployed at the Faslane base in each of the last 12 months.
(37256)
46  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37406)
47  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37394)
48  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to make an announcement on the details of the privatisation of QinetiQ.
(36847)
49  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel in receipt of service attributable invalidity pensions incorrectly paid tax but had the mistake rectified by the Army Pay Office in Stanmore before the case of Major Perry was identified.
(34475)
50  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had regarding the possibility of the EU taking over Amber Fox in Macedonia; and if he will make a statement on his assessment of this development.
(36845)
51  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many budget holders have not received budgets for the 2002-03 financial year which take full account of the costs of Pay 2000; and if overspend on this item will be an allowable expense.
(36844)
52  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which regiments have had their recruiting capped in the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
(36846)
53  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimates are of civilian casualties as a result of US and UK military action in Afghanistan.
(37300)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37497)
55  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in her Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36492)
56  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in her Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36811)
57  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff left the service of her Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many her Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37554)
58  
  
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the outcome was of the Education and Youth Council held in Brussels on 14th February; what the Government's position was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(37298)
59  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for each local education authority, how many specialist housing units for teachers have been created in the past year.
(36623)
60  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students have dropped out of university at the end of the first year for each university; and of those how many were subsequently re-admitted or started a new course at another university in each of the past three years.
(36624)
61  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37445)
62  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many out of school clubs which received new opportunities funding since such funding was available (a) have subsequently closed and (b) are operational.
(37297)
63  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children with statements of special education needs were categorised as autistic in (a) 2001, (b) 1996 and (c) 1991.
(37422)
64  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children had statements of special education needs in England in (a) 2001, (b) 1996 and (c) 1991.
(37421)
65  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the special schools in each county in England and the numbers of children with special needs attending each school in (a) 2001, (b) 1996 and (c) 1991.
(37420)
66  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to ensure the creation of a sector skills council for the sport and fitness industry.
(37099)
67  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns her Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and, for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) England, (B) Wales and (C) Northern Ireland.
(37415)
68  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for her Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37414)
69  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of 16 year olds have opted to continue into (a) further and (b) higher education in the Stoke-on-Trent Local Education Authority in each of the last four years.
(37270)
70  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of the local education authority budget in Stoke-on-Trent has been accounted for by the Standards Fund in each year since 1999-2000.
(37269)
71  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what date the new registration scheme for ILAs was (a) commissioned of and (b) delivered by Capita; when the new scheme was announced and by what means.
(37535)
72  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many complaints involving potential fraud in the ILA scheme were received by her Department in each month since January 2000; and how many investigations of those complaints were (a) undertaken and (b) completed in each month.
(37540)
73  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the Cap Gemini report on the operation of the ILA scheme was commissioned; when it was due for delivery; when it was delivered; and what response her Department has made to the report.
(37537)
74  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many complaints about ILA money being illicitly drawn down were passed by Capita to her Department for investigation in each month since January 2000; how many of those investigations have been completed in each month; and how many of her staff worked on the investigation of complaints.
(37538)
75  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who her Department's advisers were on the establishment of the ILA; and what advice they gave on the need for validation on accreditation of learning providers.
(37536)
76  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many complaints about the quality of ILA learning providers were received by her Department in each month since January 2000; and how many investigations of those complaints were (a) undertaken and (b) completed in each month.
(37539)
77  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to recommend that Britain ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; and when ratification will take place.
(37526)
78  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made within the Council for Ministers regarding the (a) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and (b) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive; and if she will make a statement.
(37531)
79  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list (a) consultation papers, (b) circulars and (c) forms issued to farmers by her Department in the past 12 months.
(37532)
80  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated cost is to (a) public funds and (b) the industry of implementing the (i) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and (ii) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive in the United Kingdom.
(37530)
81  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulatory impact assessment she has made of the (a) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and (b) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.
(37529)
82  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the farms in North Yorkshire which became foot and mouth infected premises after their appeal against her Department's decision to cull on their land was upheld by the Divisional Veterinary Manager.
(37528)
83  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37496)
84  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in her Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36487)
85  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in her Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36812)
86  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff left the service of her Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many her Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37553)
87  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much Greater London waste has been recycled in each of the last three years.
(37114)
88  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the waste-burning incinerators that are being used in the Greater London area.
(37263)
89  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the change has been in CO‹of6›2 emissions in the UK in the past three years; and what estimate she has made of change in the next three years.
(37384)
90  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much is owed by her Department to auctioneers and valuers in Scotland in respect of work undertaken in controlling and compensating FMD losses; and if she will make a statement.
(36745)
91  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid in compensation to councils in the UK in respect of damage to roads and infrastructure during the foot and mouth disease outbreak; and if she will estimate the sums still to be agreed and paid.
(37383)
92  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37442)
93  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government's fishing decommissioning scheme will be funded through budgets solely within the gift of her Department.
(36636)
94  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the monies allocated through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Objective 1 Programme to support her Department's commitment to a £6 million decommissioning scheme will be restored.
(36638)
95  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) timetable and (b) practical requirements of delivering CAP payments to British farmers in euros.
(36962)
96  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to introduce further legislation to govern veterinary practice.
(37488)
97  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations she has had on the introduction on new animal health legislation; and if she will make a statement.
(37489)
98  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns her Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and, for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) England, (B) Wales and (C) Northern Ireland.
(37416)
99  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for her Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37402)
100  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to involve (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) honourable Members in the (i) preparations for and (ii) attendance at Rio+10 Conference in Johannesburg.
(36502)
101  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37502)
102  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36495)
103  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many euros have been produced by the Royal Mint; and if he will make a statement.
(37085)
104  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the retail sector of changes in the level of insurance premiums since 11th September 2001.
(37262)
105  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what volume of (a) petrol and (b) diesel he estimates is imported annually from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland without UK excise duty being paid.
(36803)
106  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what volume of heating oil he estimates is sold annually in Northern Ireland for use in the Republic of Ireland.
(36804)
107  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if a cost benefit analysis of changing the name of the Office of National Savings was carried out; and if he will make a statement.
(36800)
108  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the items of material which have been removed from the Treasury web site in each of the last four years.
(36799)
109  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37552)
110  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36813)
111  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February, ref 33768, on the 10 year transport plan, if the unused rail provision in 2000-01 was available for use in 2001-02 under the rules on end of year flexibility.
(37052)
112  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February, ref 33768, on the 10 year transport plan, if the Treasury gave permission for the allocation of additional funding to the 10 year transport plan from the unused rail provision in 2000-01.
(37053)
113  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 851W, what the value was of the 18 penalties imposed as a result of allegations of WFTC/DPTC fraud made via the anti-fraud hotline; what the value was of the 530 recoveries; if the two prosecutions resulted in convictions and what the sentence received in each case was; and what the cost is of (a) the Benefits Anti-fraud hotline and (b) the Childminder's hotline in 2001-02.
(37583)
114  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of Customs and Excise have been seconded to the tobacco products strike forces; from which sections the secondments have been made; and whether seconded staff have been replaced.
(37286)
115  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees in each region and nation of the UK, and what percentage of all employees, had earnings below the lower earnings limit for national insurance in each year since 1997; and what proportion of such workers were women.
(37291)
116  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37453)
117  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total level of public expenditure allocated for the 10 year transport plan was as of (a) the launch of the plan in July 2000, (b) 2nd April 2001, (c) 14th January 2002 and (d) 12th February 2002.
(37093)
118  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February, Official Report, column 243W, on funding for the 10 year transport plan, whether there will be a decrease of £1.962bn for payment over the years 2006-07 to 2011-12.
(37227)
119  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the mean average population is of unitary authorities in England.
(36639)
120  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list all unitary authorities by the latest known resident population number.
(36637)
121  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons he decided not to implement a carbon tax.
(36791)
122  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37412)
123  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37400)
124  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department holds a record of the performance of each government department against their public service agreement targets; and if he will make a statement.
(37068)
125  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which units in the Treasury are responsible for monitoring public service agreements; how many people they each employ; and if he will make a statement.
(37067)
126  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what activities are carried out by the Inland Revenue with regard to the Child Support Agency; what the costs of these activities are; and if he will make a statement.
(37519)
127  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) set out for each of the last five years and (b) provide forecasts where available for the next two years of GDP per head for each nation and region of the UK, and as a proportion of UK GDP per head; and what the GDP per head was for each nation of the UK assuming (i) 70 per cent., (ii) 80 per cent. and (iii) 90 per cent. allocation of continental shelf GDP to Scotland.
(37569)
128  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was (a) household income and (b) individual consumption expenditure in total and as a percentage of the UK total; and what the annual percentage change was in each of the last five years in each nation and region of the UK.
(37564)
129  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out for each of the last five years, in total, for employment income and self-employed income, for income ranges (a) £5,000, (b) £5,000-£10,000, (c) £10,000-£15,000, (d) £15,000-£20,000, (e) £20,000-£30,000, (f) £30,000-£50,000 and (g) £50,000 plus, the number of people paying income tax, the total amount raised and proportion of UK totals in each nation and region of the UK; and if he will provide estimates for 2002-03 where available.
(37567)
130  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37508)
131  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 years and over.
(36489)
132  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37551)
133  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36814)
134  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether British officials will have access to UK nationals held in Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan without the presence of representatives of the US.
(36512)
135  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that UK citizens held prisoner in Guantanamo Bay are sent before a competent tribunal to determine whether they are entitled to prisoner-of-war status.
(36509)
136  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the two British nationals who are detained in Kandahar by the US authorities are being held under the conditions of the Geneva Convention.
(36511)
137  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will urge the US authorities to charge the UK citizens who are detained in Guantanamo Bay with violations of criminal law.
(36522)
138  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the US Administration regarding the application of Article 5 of the Geneva Convention to prisoners held in US custody in Cuba and Afghanistan.
(37062)
139  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to the Government of France concerning oil exploration licences in the Western Sahara by French companies; and if he will make a statement.
(36615)
140  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings he and his officials have had with representatives of the Government of Morocco to discuss the occupation of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
(36625)
141  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the expenditure in each of the past five years by the UK Government has been on the Western Sahara people by (a) bilateral projects, (b) UN arrangements and (c) direct funding; and what is expected for the next financial year.
(36627)
142  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he and his officials have had with the UN Secretary General and his special representative concerning the future of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.
(36626)
143  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37447)
144  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding has been accorded to Gibraltar under the Interreg III Community Initiative.
[R] (37222)
145  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding for Gibraltar, in addition to the Interreg III Community Initiative, will be provided following a bi-lateral agreement between the UK and Spain under the Brussels Process.
[R] (37221)
146  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list advisers who attended an FCO seminar on 6th January 1999 which discussed the paper 'Building British Influence in the EU' by Charles Grant.
(37210)
147  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the seminar on British Influence in the EU; and if he will list (a) those Ministers and (b) the grades of officials who attended.
(37209)
148  
  
Mr Iain Luke (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Indonesian Government on loss of life and displacement of people in the Moluccan Islands and Sulawesi.
(37259)
149  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will improve the publication and availability to Parliament of relevant draft European directives, decisions and regulations prior to decisions in the Council of Ministers.
(37102)
150  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to Chairman Arafat to encourage a halt in violence by the Fatah faction and Hezbollah.
(37456)
151  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his assessment is of the Tanzim organisation's assistance in the production of the Kassam 2 rocket.
(37455)
152  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) embassies, (b) high commissions, (c) consulates and (d) trade and investment offices his Department has in (i) the Federated States of Micronesia, (ii) the Solomon Islands, (iii) the Marshall Islands, (iv) Nauru, (v) Kiribati, (vi) Tuvalu, (vii) Vanuatu, (viii) Fiji, (ix) Tonga, (x) Palau and (xi) Samoa; what the staff numbers are for each; and if he will make a statement.
(37296)
153  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37395)
154  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37407)
155  
  
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures he has taken to protect British interests affected by the financial crisis in Argentina.
(37214)
156  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answers of 12th February, Official Report, columns 162-3W, on the FCO Telecommunications network, at how many missions the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Telecommunications Network has installed both telephone systems and network connections; what progress was made in the first two weeks of February 2002 towards the target for February 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(37069)
157  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will respond to the letter of 8th February from the honourable member for Bexhill and Battle, regarding a constituent requiring radiotherapy for cancer.
(37391)
158  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37506)
159  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36488)
160  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many drug misusers were receiving treatment by type of service in (a) 2000 and (b) 1997.
(37572)
161  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential places were available for the treatment of drug addicts in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(37103)
162  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at what locations in the UK cockles have tested positive for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning when other shellfish have tested negative.
(37096)
163  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the highly toxic form of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning affecting cockles, which does not show the normally typical presence of okadaic acid, was first discovered by the FSA; at what locations; and what research has been commissioned into its causes.
(37097)
164  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37550)
165  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many promotional sick bags have been sent out by the Food Standards Agency; and at what cost.
(36801)
166  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36815)
167  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accident and emergency patients have been received each month over the past five years at the (a) Whittington, (b) North Middlesex and (c) Royal Free hospital.
(36616)
168  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to the Commission on Health Improvement on taking evidence from local trade union representatives when they are investigating local health facilities; and if he will make a statement.
(36613)
169  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for each English health authority how many housing units have been (a) disposed of, (b) bought and (c) financed for purchase by specialist staff.
(36622)
170  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the expenditure in each of the past three years (a) on each health action zone and (b) envisaged for 2002-03.
(36612)
171  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received concerning the possible re-opening of the Accident and Emergency Department at St Bartholomew's Hospital; and what response he has given.
(36614)
172  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS Estates was disposed of to a partnership company; and if he will place in the Library (a) the partnership agreement, (b) a list of the unwanted NHS Estates disposed of, (c) the partners in the partnership and (d) the names and interests of the partnership company board.
(37288)
173  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37441)
174  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with suppliers of digital hearing aids to provide a cost effective expansion of the delivery of the technology to the deaf and hard of hearing.
(36963)
175  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment Regulations.
(37560)
176  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to reintroduce regulations on the NHS charges under the Road Traffic Acts.
(37559)
177  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment Regulations were revoked.
(37558)
178  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to change the number of whole time equivalent nurses performing non-clinical duties with (a) NICE, (b) CHI and (c) the NHS Modernisation Agency.
(37372)
179  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many whole-time equivalent nurses are employed in the NHS on non-clinical duties.
(37371)
180  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what means he intends to (a) monitor and (b) improve the efficiency of NHS Professionals.
(37374)
181  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Commission for Health Improvement will be able to inspect and report on the work of NHS Professionals.
(37373)
182  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) the countries outside the EU where nurses trained, who registered with UKCC in each of the last four years and (b) the number from each such country.
(37376)
183  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many administrative forms (a) have been and (b) are proposed to be introduced by his Department in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.
(37375)
184  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what qualifications short of professional training are available to health care assistants and unqualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff.
(37379)
185  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets he has set as regards the ending of mixed sex mental health wards; what progress has been made; and if he will make a statement.
(37388)
186  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) EU trained nurses and (b) those trained elsewhere registered with UKCC in the year to 31st March 1997.
(37377)
187  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many practice nurses were employed by general practitioners in England in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which information is available.
(37390)
188  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st January to the honourable Member for Woodspring, Official Report, column 673W, for what reason it is not possible to ascribe specific financial savings to the work of the NHS Efficiency Task Force.
(37431)
189  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list health authorities by expenditure per weighted head in the last 12 months.
(37378)
190  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospital and community health services, nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff there were within the community nursing areas of work broken down by qualification and region on (a) 30th September 1996, (b) 30th September 1997, (c) 30th September 1998 and (d) 30th September 1999.
(37381)
191  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many total nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff there were in each trust in each year from 1997 to 2000; and what the whole time equivalent figures were.
(37380)
192  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will meet the Secretary of State for Education in order to discuss training for school staff in the skills and knowledge to ensure children have access to early assessment and support in relation to mental health.
(37389)
193  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what independent evaluation has been made of the work of health action zones.
(37382)
194  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to publicise the introduction of the EU-wide health card; and if he will make a statement
(37492)
195  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will change the rules whereby women who worked for the NHS prior to 6th April 1988 do not have their contributions to the superannuation scheme prior to that date counted towards the calculations of their widower's pension, whereas male contributions prior to that date are counted towards their widow's pension.
(37106)
196  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children who have been diagnosed with autism and born since 1990 are male.
(37419)
197  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, at what age autism is most commonly diagnosed.
(37418)
198  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been (a) made available to and (b) spent by the NHS on the provision of silicone cosmesis for artifical limb users since April 2001.
(36792)
199  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding will be made available to the NHS by his Department for the provision of silicone cosmesis for artifical limb users in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.
(36793)
200  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will conduct a national audit of mental health beds.
(37217)
201  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been of psychiatric extra-contractual referrals of offenders since 1997.
(37220)
202  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been of psychiatric extra contractual referrals to the private sector since 1997.
(37219)
203  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to address the shortage of mental health beds.
(37216)
204  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 380W, on palliative care, if he will estimate the percentage of the additional £50 million to go to the specialist palliative care costs which will be available to the voluntary sector hospices.
(37054)
205  
  
Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance he has made available to (a) local authorities and (b) private and voluntary sector residential homes for the elderly to help them bring those homes up to the standards set by the Government.
(37215)
206  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and, for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) England, (B) Wales and (C) Northern Ireland.
(37417)
207  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37403)
208  
  
Phil Sawford (Kettering):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many haemophiliacs have not received compensation for blood borne diseases which they may have contracted as a result of blood transfusions; and in what circumstances claims are rejected.
(37204)
209  
  
Phil Sawford (Kettering):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many haemophiliacs have received compensation for blood borne diseases contracted as a result of blood tranfusions; and what criteria are used to determine (a) entitlement and (b) the level of compensation.
(37203)
210  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which site in the Bicester area has been identified as a potential location for an accommodation centre for asylum seekers.
(37078)
211  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the sites that have been identified as potential sites for accommodation centres for asylum seekers.
(37098)
212  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people he plans to accommodate in accommodation centres for asylum seekers; what length of average stay is planned; and what range of facilities will be provided.
(37077)
213  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37511)
214  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are seconded from police authorities to (a) the National Criminal Information Service, (b) the Police Staff College, (c) police training centres, (d) the International Police Task Force in Bosnia and (e) Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
(36806)
215  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the cost borne by the Dorset Police Authority of secondments to (a) the NCIS, (b) the Police Staff College, (c) police training centres, (d) the International Police Task Force in Bosnia and (e) Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
(36805)
216  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37549)
217  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36816)
218  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the best value performance indicators for police authorities for 2002-03; and which indicators have been (a) deleted and (b) added since 2001-02.
(36807)
219  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out the reasons underlying the changes in ministerial priorities for police authorities for 2002-03 since 2001-02.
(36808)
220  
N  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers he has to seek reimbursement of the costs of the Lancet inquiry.
(36515)
221  
N  
Frank Cook (Stockton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consider referring the issues raised by the Lancet inquiry back to the Crown Prosecution Service.
(36516)
222  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people, within his anti-terrorist powers, have been (a) held in detention, (b) appealed against this and (c) used the opportunity of judicial review; and if he will make a statement.
(36628)
223  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were held, by venue, under immigration law, at the latest available date.
(36629)
224  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for each English police authority, how many specialist police houses have been sold in the past three years.
(36620)
225  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers given to the honourable Member for Manchester Central on 18th December 2001, Official Report, columns 231-6W, and the honourable Member for Tynemouth on 18th December 2001, Official Report, column 242W, if he will clarify the numbers of (a) uniformed and (b) civilian staff employed by Northumbria police in September 2001.
(37579)
226  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what facilities exist to help women who have been trafficked into the UK to return to their homes; and if he will make a statement.
(37200)
227  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women have been trafficked into the UK from other European countries in each of the last three years.
(37199)
228  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action his Department has taken with other European countries to stop the trafficking of women from those countries into the UK.
(37198)
229  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what police services exist between the UK and other European police forces to combat the trafficking of women from European countries into the UK.
(37201)
230  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have (a) left the profession and (b) been recruited in Coventry in each year since 1997.
(36501)
231  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the shortfall is in police officer numbers in Coventry; what measures are being taken to increase these numbers; and if he will make a statement.
(36500)
232  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the recent projects inspired by the Victims' Charter which have been put into place which give victims the opportunity to explain how crime has affected them.
(37070)
233  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether criminals in prison who are victims of crime receive the support of the Witness Service at the Crown Court.
(37072)
234  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how criminals in prison are informed of the Victim Support Service; and how many visits have been undertaken by the Victim Support Service to prisoners who have alleged that they have been sexually abused, broken down by prison since inception of the service.
(37074)
235  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminals in prison who are victims of crime (a) have been taken to visit courts before their case is started and (b) have had seats reserved for a friend or relative, broken down by area since inception of the service; and what recent research he has undertaken to examine the link between abused children and their potential to become abusive adults.
(37073)
236  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when criminals in prison who are victims of a crime are informed of the criminal injuries compensation scheme; what the eligibility criteria are which are used by the CICS to determine if an application is acceptable; how many (a) ex-prisoners and (b) prisoners who have been victims of serious crime have received compensation from the CICS in each of the last five years; how much compensation such people have received; and what the basis was of each award.
(37075)
237  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letters of 9th May 2001, 26th June 2001 and 28th August 2001 from the honourable Member for Cunninghame South about Mr David Stevenson of Irvine, Ref: C/W3/1306/RB/BHD.
(37066)
238  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37448)
239  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 56W, on Brixton Police, how many staff were absent during the period; and what the total number of staff is at Brixton Police Station.
(37514)
240  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 56W, on Brixton Police, if he will list the periods during 2001 when Brixton Police were unable to accept telephone reports of minor crime.
(37515)
241  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 56W, on Brixton Police, for what reasons staff were absent during the periods in question.
(37513)
242  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of days sickness absence per year was for (a) police officers and (b) support staff in the Cheshire Constabulary in each of the past five years.
(36508)
243  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of Cheshire on the level of sick leave in the force; and if he will make a statement.
(36506)
244  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of days sickness absence was in each of the past five years for police officers in (a) Cheshire and (b) other forces in the North West.
(36507)
245  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent guidance he has given to police forces on ways of minimising absence due to illness.
(36505)
246  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will make a substantive reply to the letter of 29th January from the honourable Member for Thurrock concerning his constituent, Andrew Palmer of East Tilbury; and if he will make a statement.
(37435)
247  
  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many male prisoners from Wales are held in prison in England, broken down by offences for which they are held.
(37119)
248  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on anti-semitism in the UK; and what action he has taken to combat it.
(37457)
249  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many false burglar alarm call outs there were in each police force in England and Wales; and what the percentage increase or decrease was in each of the last five years.
(37430)
250  
  
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures his Department is taking to co-operate with the private security industry to reduce the number of false burglar alarm call outs in England and Wales.
(37429)
251  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37396)
252  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37408)
253  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether a daily rate of remuneration was agreed after Mr John Stonborough was selected as Media Adviser to the House; and whether there is a bonus arrangement.
(37266)
254  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, who keeps records of the days worked by Mr John Stonborough for the House.
(37267)
255  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, by what proportion Mrs Filkin has been underpaid as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards; and when was the first day of work for which late payment is being made.
(37118)
256  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason humanitarian assistance to Angola has fallen by one-third over the last year.
(37084)
257  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37498)
258  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in her Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36496)
259  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in her Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36817)
260  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff left the service of her Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many her Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37548)
261  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reason her Department is no longer a signatory of the Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls.
(36510)
262  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37443)
263  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects her Department has funded from 1997 to 2002 in the territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority; what the annual amount of funding was for each of these projects; how many of these projects included construction work; what the status of the building funded by her Department is; and if she will make a statement.
(37257)
264  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what population reproductive health progammes are directly run by her Department in (a) Africa, (b) South and Central America, (c) the Middle East, (d) Central and Eastern Europe, (e) Asia and (f) Oceania; and if she will make a statement.
(37234)
265  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the UK has made to the United Nations Family Planning Agency's Contraceptive Commodity Support programme in (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(37236)
266  
  
Angus Robertson (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects her Department is supporting in respect of maternity clinics in Afghanistan; what steps her Department is taking to improve the conditions in (a) Malalai Maternity, (b) Rabia Balkhi Women's Hospital and (c) Kheikhana Hospital in Kabul; and if she will make a statement.
(37235)
267  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns her Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37397)
268  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for her Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37409)
269  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37500)
270  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36493)
271  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37547)
272  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37452)
273  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans the Government has to review the guidelines given to magistrates on granting bail to repeat offenders.
(36105)
274  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent guidelines he has given to magistrates on granting bail to repeat offenders.
(36106)
275  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37505)
276  
  
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will publish the Royal Warrant for the Northern Ireland Prison Service Medal.
(37658)
277  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37546)
278  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37440)
279  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many calls were received at Carryduff Police Station from members of the public in the last three years; and how many responses there were to them over the same period.
(37107)
280  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action he is taking to help prevent Northern Ireland becoming what he has termed a cold house for Unionists; and if he will make a statement.
(37116)
281  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the President of the Council, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37451)
282  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions in the past two years he has written to the (a) head of state and (b) prime minister of a foreign government about the award of contracts to companies with British interests.
(36802)
283  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will set out the criteria that he applies in determining in which cases he writes to foreign heads of state in support of particular businesses.
(36513)
284  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions in the last 12 months in which he has personally written to foreign heads of state in support of particular businesses; and if he will set out in each case (a) the recipient of the letter and (b) the businesses referred to.
(36514)
285  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37499)
286  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff left the service of her Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many her Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37545)
287  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the Scotland Office spent on advertising in each year since 1997.
(37575)
288  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the cost to Scottish councils of the proposed aggregates tax.
(36746)
289  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many of the advisory board of Friends of Scotland accompanied her on her visit to the Far East.
(36743)
290  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received on the level of speed limit imposed on heavy goods vehicles on the A77 between Ayr and Stranraer.
(36742)
291  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37450)
292  
  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent by her Department on electoral publicity associated with the 2001 General Election and if she will provide a breakdown of the sum spent by her Department on electoral publicity associated with the 2001 General Election.
(37092)
293  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37494)
294  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Solicitor General, how often members of the Crown Prosecution Service have met the family of someone killed as a result of a crime to explain their decision on prosecution, broken down by region, in each year since the inception of this initiative.
(37071)
295  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether section 51 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 has been used; and if she will make a statement about its purpose.
(37425)
296  
  
Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been paid to claimants through each of the top 10 claims handlers involved in the compensation claims for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b) vibration white finger of former coalminers.
(37424)
297  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37495)
298  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in her Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36818)
299  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff left the service of her Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many her Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37544)
300  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in relation to the UK Coal Operating Aid Scheme, how much aid was paid to coal producers (a) for each mine and (b) on a £/per tonne basis in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001; what determinations were made by the Import Parity Price Panel in (A) 2000 and (B) 2002; and whether any members of the Panel did not take part in an individual determination owing to a conflict of interest.
(37122)
301  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure UK compliance with the EU recommendation on standards for external quality assurance systems in statutory audit.
(37287)
302  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken to implement the EU recommendation on environmental accounting guidelines.
(37290)
303  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what expenditure she incurred on the decommissioning, management and clean-up of nuclear materials, equipment and facilities in each year since 1997; and how much she expects to spend in this financial year.
(37247)
304  
N  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with her European counterparts on measures to curb the posting of offensive and unsolicited mail to the UK from other EU countries.
(36571)
305  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many companies granted a licence under section 10 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 have complied with the requirement under Condition 16 of Schedule 4 of their licence to have satisfied the Director General of Oftel that they have sufficient funds secured to meet any liabilities arising from their activities.
(37202)
306  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37446)
307  
  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 968W, on Consignia, what proportion of the £2 million fund to support volunteer and community initiatives to maintain or reopen post office facilities in rural areas has been spent to date; of that sum, what proportion has been spent in Scotland; and what proportion of the £480 million invested by the UK Government in the Horizon programme to automate the post office network has been spent in Scotland.
(37091)
308  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of progress in delivering objective programmes in each of the four European Objective 1 regions in input of (a) numbers of projects offered support, (b) total amount of money offered, (c) proportion of total seven year European fund budget offered, (d) total amount of money actually drawn down by successful applicants and (e) proportion of total seven year European funding drawn down.
(36633)
309  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the performance of the UK recorded in the European Commission Report, Implementation of the European Charter for Small Enterprises; and if she will make a statement.
(37490)
310  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on establishing the proposed Universal Banking Service.
(37491)
311  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) officials from her Department last met (i) the European Commission, (ii) the Government of France and (iii) the Government of Germany to discuss liberalisation of European energy markets and completion of the single market in energy; and if she will make a statement.
(36788)
312  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what dates in the past 12 months Barking power station came within 10 per cent. of its maximum generating output.
(36789)
313  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to host a conference on the future of nuclear energy technology.
(36790)
314  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will lay the European Draft Regulation on the Car Block Exemption before Parliament.
(37100)
315  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects the draft Regulation on the Car Block Exemption to be adopted and published by the European Commission; what the length is of the consultation period to be held; who will be consulted; and what form the consultation will take.
(37101)
316  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the average fine imposed on unlicensed radio stations for unauthorised broadcasting in each of the last five years.
(37249)
317  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many prosecutions of unlicensed radio stations in the Greater London area there were in each of the last available five years.
(37252)
318  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints the relevant department received in each of the last five years about the broadcast of unlicensed radio stations.
(37251)
319  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many prosecutions there were of unlicensed radio stations in each of the last available five years.
(37250)
320  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns her Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37398)
321  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for her Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37410)
322  
N  
Mr Brian Sedgemore (Hackney South & Shoreditch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the future of music copyright.
(34232)
323  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her Department's liabilities management unit with specific reference to (a) its role, (b) its level of staff, (c) its annual budget and (d) the expected length of its existence.
(37083)
324  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 60W, if she will list (a) those attending and (b) the subjects discussed at the business dinner with Arthur Andersen on 22nd January.
(37576)
325  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the rental cost indices were for each nation and region of the UK where the GB level is used as the base figure in each of the last five years.
(37571)
326  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will set out, for each of the last five years, VAT registration as a percentage of business stock for the UK and each nation and region of the UK, in total and for manufacturing and services.
(37570)
327  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will estimate for each of the last five years and provide forecasts where available for the next two years, the value of exported goods by nation and region of the UK and for the UK in total.
(37568)
328  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many enterprises there were with (a) less than 50, (b) beween 50 and 249, (c) between 250 and 499 and (d) over 500 employees in each nation and region of the UK in each of the last five years; and what the percentage annual change was in each category and for each year.
(37565)
329  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners' compensation claims for (a) respiratory disease and (b) vibration white finger have been prioritised in (i) St Helens South, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) the North West, (iv) England, (v) Scotland and (vi) Wales.
(35585)
330  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many home visits for medical assessment purposes to former miners have been conducted in (a) St Helens South, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North West, (d) England, (e) Scotland and (f) Wales for (i) vibration white finger and (ii) respiratory diseases.
(35586)
331  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former miners pursuing compensation claims have had a medical assessment for (a) respiratory diseases and (b) vibration white finger in (i) St Helens South, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) the North West, (iv) England, (v) Scotland and (vi) Wales.
(35587)
332  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many expedited payments were made to former miners with respiratory diseases in (a) St Helens South, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North West, (d) England, (e) Scotland and (f) Wales; and what the average expedited payment award was in each case.
(35588)
333  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average waiting time has been for former miners for an appointment for a medical assessment for (a) respiratory disease and (b) vibration white finger in (i) North West England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales in the last 12 months.
(35589)
334  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate the Government has made of the number of claims for (a) vibration white finger and (b) respiratory diseases for (i) former miners, (ii) widows of former miners and (iii) other eligible estate claims for former miners in (A) St Helens South, (B) Merseyside, (C) the North West, (D) England, (E) Scotland and (F) Wales.
(35590)
335  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new claims were lodged by former miners for (a) vibration white finger and (b) respiratory diseases by month throughout 2001, in (i) St Helens South, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) the North West, (iv) England, (v) Scotland and (vi) Wales.
(35591)
336  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs were (a) created and (b) safeguarded; and how many projects were completed as a result of inward investment in (i) the UK and (ii) the areas covered by the regional development agencies over the last five years.
(37105)
337  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the estimated cost is of free public transport nationally for all those of pensionable age.
(37533)
338  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has been made of the number of pensioners benefiting from concessionary bus fare schemes introduced in the last two years.
(37512)
339  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners benefiting from concessionary bus fare schemes in London in the last two years.
(37517)
340  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities regarding an extension of concessionary fares for pensioners using public transport.
(37518)
341  
  
Mr John Baron (Billericay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from county councils on the Planning Green Paper.
(37261)
342  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37507)
343  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what basis the Minister for Local Government and the Regions cancelled his meeting with the Parliamentary Co-chairman of the Town and Country Finance Issues Group on 13th February; and what plans he has to rearrange it.
(37301)
344  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 years and over.
(36490)
345  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment the Government made of (a) the role of, (b) the effectiveness of and (c) the projects undertaken by the regional development agencies; how often these reviews take place; and if he will make a statement.
(37260)
346  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the costs that have been incurred by each individual regional development agency in each year since their establishment.
(37258)
347  
  
Mr David Cameron (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish figures for the average pay of (a) council leaders and (b) the cabinet members of local authorities which operate cabinet government in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(37104)
348  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date his Department allocated £290 million of unused rail provision in 2000-01 to the 10 Year Transport Plan.
(36795)
349  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason rail provision budgeted for use in 2000-01 was not allocated to the 10 Year Transport Plan from the date of publication of the Plan.
(36798)
350  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, to what purpose the £290 million rail provision in 2000-01 now allocated to the 10 Year Transport Plan was originally allocated; and for what reason it was unused in 2000-01.
(36796)
351  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if there was unused rail provision in 2000-01 in excess of the £290 million now allocated to the 10 Year Transport Plan.
(36794)
352  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much unused rail provision in 2000-01 was carried forward to 2001-02 under the arrangements for end of year flexibility.
(36797)
353  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36819)
354  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what expenditure the Government has made on the NATS PPP; on what dates; for what purpose; and what further expenditure is planned.
(37055)
355  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what payments have been made to the NATS employee Share Trust Ltd to date; and when they will be completed.
(37056)
356  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received regarding the operability of the Sony air traffic control screens at the New En Route Centre at Swanwick; how many employees have expressed difficulties in reading these screens; what steps he has taken to ensure that these screens are not compromising air navigational safety; and if health and safety concerns expressed by staff are being addressed.
(37061)
357  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government received the NATS business plan.
(37060)
358  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has had concerning the NATS price cap since 11th September 2001.
(37058)
359  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what stage discussions on building the New Scottish Centre for air traffic at Prestwick have reached; and when he expects this centre to be built.
(37059)
360  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the aims are of the Braunstone Community Association, Leicestershire New Deal regeneration project; what the estimated cost is; for what period it will run; for what reason his Department has sent in departmental auditors; how long the investigation will take; and when the result will be published.
(36960)
361  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government expects to receive the £35 million from the Airline Group for deferred sale proceeds.
(37057)
362  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for each of the past three years the investment by each English housing authority; and how much of this expenditure was from (a) central and (b) local government sources.
(36621)
363  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total income from capital receipts of the London Borough of Islington was for each of the past three years from non-right to buy sales.
(36630)
364  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has for each London borough over the past year of (a) local authority houses sold under right to buy, (b) the number built by registered social landlords for rent, (c) the number built by registered social landlords for part rent/purchase and (d) the number built by the private sector for sale.
(36619)
365  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the investment by English local authorities in new build of homes for rent in the past year; and if he will also list, per housing authority, by (a) joint venture and (b) other resources.
(36618)
366  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has on the cost of promoting ballots of council tenants on stock transfer; and if he will state the cost for each English housing authority area of ballots during the past year.
(36617)
367  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what funds have been committed to the Galileo satellite navagation system; and what estimate he has made of the total final cost of the system to (a) public and (b) private funds.
(37292)
368  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many appeals against the decision of rent officers covering the Greater London area there have been in each of the last three years.
(37111)
369  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people with an ethnic minority background serve as rent officers in the Greater London area.
(37110)
370  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the (a) provision and (b) development of affordable housing in the Greater London area.
(37109)
371  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many train speed restrictions are in force in the UK rail network system.
(37265)
372  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the major road-building programmes for the Greater London area for which his Department is responsible.
(37264)
373  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many properties have been empty for up to five years in each Greater London borough.
(37108)
374  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many roadside tests of car exhaust emissions have taken place in the UK during the last 12 months.
(37113)
375  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much has been paid by his Department for the salvage and subsequent storage of the fishing vessel, Solway Harvester, to (a) the Government of the Isle of Man and (b) other parties; and if he will list them.
(36748)
376  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37439)
377  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the contract for research commissioned by his Department from ME&P on freight modelling was awarded; when the research project began; what research questions are to be answered; when the study is to conclude; what form the final research report will take; and if he will place related documentation in the Library.
(37527)
378  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 1st February, Official Report, column 589W, on railway policy, if he will list the specific responsibilities of staff working in the (a) Rail Delivery Directorate and (b) Railways Restructuring Directorate; and how many staff work in each directorate.
(37566)
379  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will provide a classification of the different categories of written and printed documentation from research conducted by and commissioned by his Department; and if he will state which of these are (a) available to the public, (b) available to honourable Members, (c) regarded as commercially sensitive and unavailable externally and (d) other.
(37094)
380  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 1189W, on Railtrack, if he will list those circumstances on which the Rail Industry Group has been called to meet to date; what changes have been made to the possessions regime; and if he will list the groups set up to tackle skills shortages, broken down by skills shortages to be tackled.
(37580)
381  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the planned investment in the railways, at today's prices, over the next 10 years as at (a) 20th July 2000, (b) 14th January 2002, (c) 29th January 2002 and (d) 7th February 2002.
(37524)
382  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 524W, on train delays, if he will place in the Library the latest information available on delay and cancellation information, distinguishing between peak and off-peak, as referred to in his reply.
(37577)
383  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the £26 billion programme of public sector support for sustaining the rail network and delivery of existing commitments, as referred to on page 25 of the Strategic Rail Authority Strategic Plan published on 14th January is (a) public investment, (b) public resource expenditure and (c) revenue support for private investment, subdivided for each year of the Ten Year Plan 2001-02 to 2011-12.
(37522)
384  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, Official Report, column 323W, on train drivers, whether the plan, including the part relating to the recruitment and training of 800 new drivers, was agreed with the industry in November 1998; what the timetable is for recruitment and training of the new drivers in this plan; and what progress has been made towards this.
(37582)
385  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 1188W, on Railtrack, if he will provide examples of failure for each of the key areas of failure listed; what lessons have been learnt from each of the key areas of failure listed; and what assessment of those examples of companies limited by guarantee listed has been conducted by his Department.
(37581)
386  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 25W, on train drivers, if he will list the enforcement action taken by the Strategic Rail Authority against (a) South West Trains in 1997 and (b) on Arriva Trains Northern at the end of 2001; and what timetable for increasing driver numbers was agreed between the Strategic Rail Authority and GNER.
(37578)
387  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th February 2002, Question 32547, on future rail passenger demand, if he will place a copy of the spreadsheet reports and the report on future rail passenger demand for Eurostar in the Library.
(37224)
388  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 12th February, ref 32546, on rail freight, if he will place the written report in the Library.
(37573)
389  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what additional private investment is expected under the Strategic Rail Authority Plan between 2001-02 and 2011-12 in addition to the £16 billion in infrastructure enhancement and £7 billion in new trains, referred to on page 25 of the Strategic Rail Authority Strategic Plan.
(37523)
390  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the underspend in his Department for each year since 1997-98 for (a) total expenditure and (b) rail expenditure in each case providing details of the (i) amount and (ii) financial year to which any underspend has been re-allocated.
(37223)
391  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the titles of all (a) unpublished research reports, (b) other documentation from research and (c) other work (i) conducted and (ii) commissioned by his Department (A) between May 1997 and March 2001 and (B) since 1st April 2001.
(37095)
392  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the public sector funding used to lever in the new commitments, as referred to on page 25 of the Strategic Rail Authority Strategic Plan published on 14th January, is (a) public investment, (b) public resource expenditure and (c) revenue support for private investment for each year of the Ten Year Plan 2001-02 to 2011-12.
(37525)
393  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what local authorities have written to his Department to (a) support the establishment of regional assemblies based on a Government defined region, (b) support the establishment of regional assemblies not based on Government defined regions, (c) oppose regional assemblies based on Government defined regions and (d) oppose the policy of setting up regional assemblies.
(36961)
394  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have indicated their support to him for the setting up of a regional assembly for their region, whether government-defined or not, through (a) letters, (b) meetings, (c) partitions and distributions and (d) other means in the last six months.
(36634)
395  
N  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what meetings he has had with representatives of constitutional conventions and similar bodies seeking to achieve regional assembly status since the general election.
(36635)
396  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money has been spent on the bid costs of the CLG team and their advisers; and what the estimated monthly budget going forward is.
(37541)
397  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what financial support is available in 2001-02 to re-open disused railway lines.
(37282)
398  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what support is available from his Department for feasibility studies to examine the possibility of re-opening disused railway lines.
(37283)
399  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what was the Local Transport Plan capital settlement for the Salisbury Transport Package; and how much was identified for (a) roads and (b) the non-roads element of the scheme.
(36786)
400  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what annual spending profiles have been agreed for (a) the roads and (b) the non-roads elements of the Salisbury package of the LTP capital settlement.
(36785)
401  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date the Government Office of the South West (a) signed a contract with and (b) issued a decision letter to Salisbury District Council specifying the annual percentage increase in the city parking changes to be imposed as part of the Salisbury transport capital settlement; in what way those increases are conditional on the opening of the first to the fifth park-and-ride sites; and if he will place a copy of that document in the Library.
(36784)
402  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the A36T de-trunking has been delayed; when it will come into effect; and what are the implications for (a) the Wylye Valley relief road, (b) the Brunel Link in Salisbury and (c) the Harnham relief road.
(36787)
403  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of his Department's figures for annual provision of new affordable housing units; and what representations he has received on them from interested organisations.
(37082)
404  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Regulatory Impact Assessment will be agreed and published on the (a) Commission Communication on alternative fuels for road transportation and on a set of measures to promote the use of biofuels, (b) draft directive on the promotion of the use of biofuels for transport and (c) draft directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC with regard to the possibility of applying a reduced rate of excise duty on certain mineral oils containing biofuels and on biofuels.
[R] (37237)
405  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans his Department has for the development of new lorry parks.
(37086)
406  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the target increase in passengers on the railways over the next 10 years is accounted for by population increase in the South East.
(37460)
407  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many meetings he has had with the Chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority since 24th October 2001.
(37459)
408  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average number of trains in service was broken down by line on London Underground in each of the last 10 years.
(37242)
409  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the figures originally forecast for (a) passenger volumes, (b) revenue raised and (c) frequency of trains per hour on the Jubilee Line for each financial year since 1997-98.
(37253)
410  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost of capital is for each PPP contract on the London Underground.
(37245)
411  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which (a) train operating companies and (b) trade union bodies are to be represented on the board of the proposed company limited by guarantee that seeks to be Railtrack's successor.
(37239)
412  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the loss of revenue because of fare evasion on London Underground in each of the last 10 years.
(37244)
413  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects Railtrack to complete its asset register.
(37243)
414  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the improvements to the road and rail infrastructure needed to support the contribution that the Haven Gateway Sub-Region can make to the economic and social regeneration aspirations of the Eastern Region.
(37226)
415  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which roads have been de-trunked in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement on de-trunking.
(37230)
416  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the increase in 2000 prices for fares in the London Underground in each of the last 10 years.
(37229)
417  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what percentage of the debt on the monies borrowed under the PPP for the London Underground he is prepared to offer a letter of comfort.
(37212)
418  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to support the work of the Haven Gateway Partnership; and if he will give to the Partnership recognition similar to that bestowed on the Thames Gateway Partnership.
(37225)
419  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when work will begin on the Greater Manchester capacity study.
(37238)
420  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will ask Ernst & Young to consider what effects a letter of comfort guaranteeing 95 per cent. of the debt on the PPP for the London Underground would have on their value for money report.
(37211)
421  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) full-time drivers, (b) full-time guards and (c) full-time station staff were employed by London Underground in each of the last 10 years.
(37241)
422  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce similar obligations to those in Scotland on local highway authorities to take reasonable steps to prevent ice or snow making roads unsafe in winter.
(37281)
423  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the letter of comfort written to the bidder under the PPP for the London Underground.
(37213)
424  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Nottingham Express Transit Light Rail scheme; and when he expects it to open.
(37254)
425  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what responsibilities (a) the Strategic Rail Authority and (b) the Office of the Rail Regulator have in levying fines on train operating companies.
(37233)
426  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on when work will begin on the West Midlands capacity study.
(37231)
427  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many broken down escalators there were on London Underground stations in each of the last 10 years.
(37574)
428  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the (a) passenger volumes of, (b) revenues of and (c) services on the Jubilee Line for each financial year since 1997-98.
(37246)
429  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the (a) maintenance backlog at London Underground and (b) speed at which the maintenance backlog would be dealt with under a public private partnership of the Tube.
(37228)
430  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when work will begin on the creation of the integrated South London Metro Commuter Network.
(37232)
431  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many council dwellings were built in each of the past 10 years for which figures are available.
(37299)
432  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37399)
433  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37411)
434  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what were the administrative costs of the South West Regional Development Agency in the past three years.
(37293)
435  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the organisations which were subsumed into the South West Regional Development Agency.
(37295)
436  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions his Department has had with the (a) Scottish Executive and (b) Strategic Rail Authority concerning the re-introduction of the rail route from Edinburgh to the Borders.
(37562)
437  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to meet representatives from the (a) Scottish Executive and (b) Strategic Rail Authority to discuss the re-introduction of the Edinburgh to the Borders rail route.
(37563)
438  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37503)
439  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37543)
440  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37437)
441  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on compulsory retirement of employees before the legal retirement age.
(37428)
442  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action the Government will take against companies who enforce retirement on male employees at 60 instead of 65.
(37427)
443  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what regulations exist to permit companies to enforce retirement on male employees at the age of 60 instead of 65.
(37426)
444  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what was the (a) percentage and number of rail journeys undertaken on first class tickets, (b) average cost of a first class journey by rail and (c) total cost of rail travel in each of the past four years broken down by grade of civil servant.
(37509)
445  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new entrants to the Civil Service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 and over.
(36498)
446  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff left the service of his Department and its agencies in the year ended 31st March 2001; how many left before attaining the formal retirement age of 60 years; and in respect of how many his Department and its agencies assumed responsibilities for making payments until retirement age.
(37542)
447  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many overseas visits have been undertaken by parliamentary private secretaries in his Department at departmental expense in each of the last four years; and at what cost to public funds.
(36820)
448  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former mineworkers applied for an award for vibration white finger; and how many were rejected by the Benefits Agency in the last year for which figures are available.
(35236)
449  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will advise the Benefits Agency to use the test developed to diagnose vibration white finger in former mineworkers by the Department of Trade and Industry.
(35237)
450  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former mineworkers who applied for vibration white finger were rejected for an award because thay had neurological damage in the last year for which figures are available.
(35238)
451  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to amend the Housing Benefits (General) Regulations 1987.
(37302)
452  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in (a) the City of Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) the constituency of Newcastle upon Tyne Central were in receipt of income related benefits in (a) May 1996 and (b) each subsequent year to 2001, broken down by those of (i) pensionable and (ii) working age.
(37285)
453  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receive industrial injury benefit as a result of suffering from asbestosis.
(37112)
454  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of jobcentres in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland are equipped with Jobpoint terminals.
(36747)
455  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average response time was for responding to departmental correspondence; what percentage of letters took longer than one month for a response; and what percentage took longer than three months for a response in each of the last five years.
(37438)
456  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that those from the deaf and blind communities are able to contact their honourable Member through the provision of Braille translation and typing facilities and in lip speaking and lip reading training.
(37090)
457  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will change the practice of starting a pension from the Monday following a person's 60th or 65th birthday.
(37423)
458  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK following the adoption by the European Commission of an action plan to remove obstacles to EU workers' mobility; and if he will make a statement.
(37493)
459  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when and in what terms the Child Support Agency apologised to Andrew Palmer of East Tilbury; and if he will make a statement.
(37436)
460  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will make a substantive reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Thurrock dated 29th January and 5th February, concerning his constituent, Andrew Palmer of East Tilbury.
(37434)
461  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency will send a substantive reply to the letter of 29th January from the honourable Member for Thurrock concerning his constituent, Andrew Palmer of East Tilbury.
(37432)
462  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the role and responsibilities of Alexis Cleveland in respect of the Child Support Agency.
(37433)
463  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to promote understanding of the importance of pension provision among young people.
(37117)
464  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement regarding loss of entitlement to pensions and other benefits of elderly people during hospital stays.
(37732)
465  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to simplify benefit application forms, with particular reference to (a) elderly and (b) disabled claimants.
(37080)
466  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how he expects the incapacity benefit case load to change as a result of the fixed-term claim.
(37079)
467  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to increase the amount of personal advice available to unemployed people.
(37081)
468  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of media advertising in each of the past five parliamentary sessions including the current session, for his Department in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current Parliamentary session, what the media advertising expenditure was per month in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.
(37413)
469  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expenditure was per campaign for the five most expensive media advertising campaigns his Department undertook in the past five Parliamentary sessions including the current Parliamentary session in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and for the last two Parliamentary sessions and the current session, when each advertising campaign (i) began and (ii) ended in (A) Scotland, (B) England, (C) Wales and (D) Northern Ireland.
(37401)
470  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners claim the minimum income guarantee in each parliamentary constituency in Stoke-on-Trent.
(37268)
471  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to launch the Pension Service; and if he will list the locations of the proposed 26 pension centres and their catchment areas.
(37520)
472  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reduce the level of advice and information on pensioner benefits available at social security offices.
(37521)
473  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons in (a) the Angus constituency and (b) Scotland are in receipt of the mobility element of DLA at the (i) higher, (ii) middle and (iii) lower rate; and what the figures are in each of the last five years.
[R] (37208)
474  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons in (a) the Angus constituency and (b) Scotland are in receipt of disability living allowance; and what the figures are for each of the last five years.
[R] (37207)
475  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons in (a) the Angus constituency and (b) Scotland have been awarded a reduced level of DLA when applying for a further award.
[R] (37205)
476  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons in (a) the Angus constituency and (b) Scotland have been refused DLA when applying for a further award.
[R] (37206)
477  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to support the creation of a regional hub for museums and galleries in the North West.
[Question Unstarred] (34245)
478  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will make a statement on clergy conditions of service.
[Question Unstarred] (34262)
479  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many proposals for the creation and incubation of biotechnology companies have been received from Scottish bidders since the establishment of the Biotechnology Mentoring and Incubation Challenge; and how many have been successful.
[Transferred] (36744)
480  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future of the Mersey Basin Trust.
[Transferred] (37115)
481  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she is taking to address potential over-crowding in medical schools.
[Transferred] (37218)
482  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what UK Government-supported schemes exist and at what expense to offer terrorism and war risk cover in the aviation and shipping industries; and what representations he has made about extending such schemes.
[Transferred] (37284)
483  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to persuade the Strategic Rail Authority to provide for a three hour journey time from London to Plymouth in its 10 year plan.
[Transferred] (37294)


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