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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 26 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 26 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.
 


 
TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37821)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 943W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37916)
3  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what plans he has to revise and publish the guidelines governing the political impartiality of the Central Office of Information.
(37157)
4  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38158)
5  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38192)
6  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the planned timetable is for the completion and publishing of the Social Exclusion Unit's project on re-offending by ex-prisoners; which organisations and individuals have been consulted in relation to the project; and if he will make a statement.
(37673)
7  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, at which graduate fairs the Fast Stream Development Programme was publicised last year.
(38314)
8  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what percentage of the senior Civil Service in each of the last four years has been (a) female, (b) members of ethnic minority groups and (c) former students of Oxford and Cambridge.
(38315)
9  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, further to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 1130W, on Civil Service entrants, what is being done to publicise the Fast Stream Development Programme to students at institutions of higher education other than Oxford and Cambridge.
(38313)
10  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what is being done to make the senior Civil Service more representative of the population; and how this is publicised across Government.
(38316)
11  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what steps he has taken to co-ordinate a system across departments by which members of the public can give confidential information.
(38198)
12  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the dates on which Ministers in his Department have received hospitality in their ministerial capacities since 1st January 1999 from Global Crossing; and if he will make a statement.
(37685)
13  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 18th January, Official Report, column 507W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37888)
14  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 30th January, Official Report, column 339W, what the area in square feet of the property referred to is.
(37894)
15  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many paying concerts and other events were held in Hyde Park in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.
(37877)
16  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the paying concerts and other events held in Hyde Park raised as a contribution to the running costs of the Royal Parks in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001, net of the costs of repairing damage to the parks caused by the events.
(37878)
17  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many paying concerts and other events are planned for (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004 in Hyde Park.
(37879)
18  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the revenue raised by paying concerts and other events in Hyde Park is spent on Hyde Park itself.
(37881)
19  
  
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the paying concerts and other events planned for (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004 in Hyde Park are contractually committed.
(37880)
20  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in her Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38179)
21  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in her Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38143)
22  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to make an announcement on her Department's preferred proposals from the Gambling Review; and if she will make a statement.
(38060)
23  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts in each financial year since 1995-96 (a) Cap Gemini Ernst and Young, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) KPMG, (d) PA Consulting, (e) WS Atkins, (f) Accenture, (g) Deloitte and Touche, (h) McKinsey, (i) Capita, (j) AEA Technology, (k) Xansa Group, (l) Sema Group, (m) CMG Admiral, (n) ICL Group and (o) Logica were awarded for advising her Department; what fees each firm earned in each year from work for her Department; and if she will make a statement.
(38178)
24  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funds each of the National Lottery Distribution Funds hold which are allocated but not yet distributed.
(38136)
25  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the role and function of Global Crossing is with regard to (a) Camelot and (b) the running of the National Lottery.
(38166)
26  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many buildings her Department operates; how many people work in each of those buildings; what the cost of maintaining each building has been in each of the past seven years; what plans her Department has to move from those buildings in the next two years; and if she will make a statement.
(38133)
27  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many publications her Department has published in each of the past seven years; if she will list those publications; what the total cost of each publication was; what the total production run for each publication was; what the total distribution for each publication was; how many of those publications are available for download from her Department's website; and if she will make a statement.
(38134)
28  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications of the collapse of (a) Global Crossing and (b) its subcontractors upon the National Lottery.
(38164)
29  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings have been held between Ministers and special advisers and (a) Camelot, (b) Global Crossing and (c) other companies with regard to the possible collapse of Global Crossing.
(38167)
30  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date discussions between her Department and Global Crossing have been held since 1999; and what has been discussed on each occasion.
(38170)
31  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people her Department employed in each of the past seven years; how many of those employees worked on (a) a part-time basis and (b) a full-time basis; and if she will make a statement.
(38132)
32  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, What steps her department has taken to ensure that the possible collapse of Global Crossing has no impact on the running of the National Lottery.
(38165)
33  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Sport England accounts will be laid before the House.
(38142)
34  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from Camelot about the possible collapse of Global Crossing.
(38169)
35  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings have been held between (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers and Global Crossing since May 1997.
(38168)
36  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many homes, per constituency, in each of the last seven years have been unable to receive (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite, (c) cable and (d) none of those television signals because of their geography; how many have been unable to receive analogue television signals; and if she will make a statement.
(38135)
37  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38380)
38  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action she is taking in response to the findings of the Regional Museums Task Force.
(38095)
39  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Government funding has been made available in each of the last five years for museums in (a) London, (b) the South East, (c) Birmingham, (d) the West Midlands and (e) England; what her projections are for the next three years; and if she will make a statement.
(38094)
40  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received concerning eligibility for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal; what criteria will be used for allocating them; to which categories they will be awarded; and if she will make a statement.
(37633)
41  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government plans to make sports clubs VAT exempt.
(37882)
42  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has concerning charitable status for sports clubs.
(37883)
43  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on applying the television licence fee to handheld televisions; and if she will make a statement.
(37690)
44  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will safeguard the £5 concessionary television licence for those living in schemes with a resident warden when a scheme loses its concessionary licence by accommodating those not of a pensionable age or by the landlord adopting a travelling warden service in place of a resident warden.
(37718)
45  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what further action she is taking to improve sports medicine facilities for athletes.
(37818)
46  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what levels of funding have been available for sport in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) in total in each of the last 10 years from (i) central government and (ii) the Lottery.
(37629)
47  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the hammerhead crane at the former J. Samuel White's yard in Cowes.
(38207)
48  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she has assessed the effect of the proposed six-term school year on the domestic tourism industry.
(38206)
49  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will announce her decision on whether to list Bishopsgate Goods Yard.
(37869)
50  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent communication she has had with English Heritage concerning the possible listing of Bishopsgate Goods Yard.
(37870)
51  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent instructions she has given to English Heritage about the listing of Bishopsgate Goods Yard.
(37871)
52  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what communication she has received from the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions since 20th January about Bishopsgate Goods Yard.
(37872)
53  
  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, at what point a decision to list a building becomes effective.
(37873)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37820)
55  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 1st February, Official Report, column 596W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37917)
56  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to outsource the inflight refuelling services of the Royal Air Force; how many (a) aircraft and (b) service personnel are involved with that outsourcing; and which (i) companies and (ii) consortia are involved in bidding for such services.
(37827)
57  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many offset agreements have been negotiated in government to government defence export contracts and MOUs in the last three years; and what the total value of such offset arrangements is estimated to be in the last three years.
(37830)
58  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts he has with Halliburton Brown and Root; and what the total value is of such contracts.
(37828)
59  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many private military companies have been employed by the Government since 1997; and in what capacity.
(37172)
60  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received, since 11th September 2001, on helping the aerospace industry by advancing military orders; and if he will make a statement.
(38200)
61  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to issue his response to the report of the House of Lords Committee inquiry into the Chinook helicopter crash in 1994.
(37758)
62  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38183)
63  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38147)
64  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects training of pilots and ground crew to fly and service the Eurofighter to begin; and if he will make a statement.
(37660)
65  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of US bases in the UK since 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(38063)
66  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what powers have been given to the MDP for guarding MoD sites; and if he will make a statement.
(38069)
67  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the trials of the new Integrated Biological Detection System will cost; and if he will make a statement.
(38284)
68  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to obtain laser and missile approach warners as part of the Fast Jet Directed Infrared Countermeasures Laser System Technology; and if he will make a statement.
(38229)
69  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated final cost is of the 232 Eurofighters that have been ordered; and if he will make a statement.
(37666)
70  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on its police reserves.
(38066)
71  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the MoD has for improvements to the Challenger 2 tank following the training exercise in Oman; what they will be; and if he will make a statement.
(38279)
72  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much is being withheld on the Eurofighter contract; when his Department expects the money to be released to the contractor; and if he will make a statement.
(37667)
73  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that the Royal Navy does not impose a two tier system of high and low pay banding based on Pay 2000 JE for the Rating Corp; and if he will make a statement.
(38289)
74  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Eurofighter programme agreed milestones, from development to in-service at full squadron strength; and if he will make a statement.
(37668)
75  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action has been taken in regard to the job evaluation results of RN Officers Corps conducted in 2001; whether the evaluations have been published; and if he will make a statement.
(38290)
76  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what companies are involved in the initial concept trials being run for a maritime version of the new integrated Biological Detection System; and if he will make a statement.
(38283)
77  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Ministers were first informed of problems relating to foreign suppliers with regard to the Eurofighter programme; what action was taken; and if he will make a statement.
(37659)
78  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Officer Corps of the Royal Navy is to be upgraded to Pay 2000 JE pay banding; and if he will make a statement.
(38288)
79  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sites have been provided with MoD police since September 2001; on what basis these have been provided; and if he will make a statement.
(38065)
80  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role is played by (a) the armed forces and (b) MDP in protecting MoD sites; and if he will make a statement.
(38070)
81  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes in security have been made at Royal Ordnance factories and naval dockyards following 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(38061)
82  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the contract penalties to the prime contractor are relating to the missing of development and contractual milestones in respect of the Eurofighter programme; and if he will make a statement.
(37665)
83  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military staff from (a) Macedonia, (b) Bulgaria, (c) Slovakia, (d) Slovenia, (e) Albania, (f) Romania, (g) Estonia, (h) Latvia and (i) Lithuania have been involved in training in the UK in the last five years; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(38055)
84  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans he has made in the event that the Eurofighter programme is delayed; and if he will make a statement.
(37664)
85  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the security risk to US bases in the UK since 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(38064)
86  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Officer Corps to move to Pay 2000 pay banding in the higher and lower tiers; and if he will make a statement.
(38292)
87  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money has been saved by Smart Procurement since its inception in 1998; how much it is projected to save over the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
(38280)
88  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the need for a carrier based medium altitude/endurance unmanned air vehicle; and if he will make a statement.
(38285)
89  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what briefings by his Department's staff have been given to honourable Members on the Eurofighter programme in the last six months; which honourable Members have been sent briefings; when the briefings were sent out; and if he will make a statement.
(37670)
90  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent changes there have been to policy regarding MDP reserves being used to secure and protect military bases; and if he will make a statement.
(38068)
91  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's staff have been involved in deployments to (a) Slovakia, (b) Macedonia and (c) Bulgaria in the last five years; at what costs; and if he will make a statement.
(38059)
92  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department was first informed of delays to the Eurofighter programme; and if he will make a statement.
(37661)
93  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C-17 Globemasters the armed forces own; whether Globemasters are deployed in Afghanistan; what plans he has for further purchase of the Globemaster; and if he will make a statement.
(38281)
94  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Ministerial action was taken once his Department was informed of the delays to the Eurofighter progamme; when it was taken; and if he will make a statement.
(37662)
95  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Defence Housing Executive holds the details of (a) which families will be placed in houses awaiting families and (b) when the families will be placed in specific properties; and if he will make a statement.
(38230)
96  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many families are waiting for accommodation broken down by region; and if he will make a statement.
(38231)
97  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost to his Department of expenditure on the Eurofighter progamme has been to date; and if he will make a statement.
(37663)
98  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training is given to MDP reserves; and if he will make a statement.
(38067)
99  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected cost is of flight trials of the AGM 154c carrying the BAe Systems Broach penetrating warhead; and if he will make a statement.
(38228)
100  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the chain of command for MoD police deployed on US bases in the UK since 11th September 2001 is; and if he will make a statement.
(38062)
101  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what variations have been made since the contract for the Eurofighter programme was first signed; and if he will make a statement.
(37669)
102  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets his Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if he will make a statement.
(38173)
103  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if BAe Systems face penalty payments in connection with the Eurofighter Programme.
(37167)
104  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements will be followed to introduce the Eurofighter into RAF service; and if he will make a statement.
(37164)
105  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the projected in-service dates for the Eurofighter will be achieved.
(37166)
106  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the timetable of events which will lead to the introduction into service of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
(37165)
107  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he expects delays to the in-service date for the Eurofighter; and if he will make a statement.
(37168)
108  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many contracts the Department has with Capita.
(38393)
109  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the United States companies purchased by QinetiQ; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(37169)
110  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings have been scheduled between Ministers in his Department and their German counterparts prior to 31st March in order to discuss the A400M strategic transport aircraft programme.
(37834)
111  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will make a statement on the findings of the House of Lords Select Committee on the accident to RAF Chinook HC2 ZD576.
(37833)
112  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the cost of Eurofighter has increased; and if he will make a statement.
(37691)
113  
  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers there were in Northern Ireland, excluding those troops under the command of the GOC NI that were based in Great Britain, at 31st December in each of the last five years.
(37689)
114  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average cost of providing a full-time nursery education place is in (a) East Sussex and (b) England; and what the comparable figures were for 1997.
(37910)
115  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the ratio of teachers to pupils was in (a) all schools, (b) primary schools and (c) secondary schools for each year since 1996 in (i) East Sussex Local Education Authority, (ii) the South-East region and (iii) England.
(37911)
116  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of pupils were in maintained primary school classes of 31 or more in each year from 1997 for (i) East Sussex Local Education Authority, (ii) the South-East region and (iii) England.
(37909)
117  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 231W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37914)
118  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 1131W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37890)
119  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the implementation of sector skills councils and the arrangements to secure comprehensive coverage of all industrial, commercial, public and voluntary sectors of employment.
(37303)
120  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will, subject to the agreement of Capita and following the deletion of commercially confidential information, place a copy of the contract for the delivery of individual learning accounts in the Library.
(37273)
121  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to increase the flexibility of soft loans to small businesses for training through changes to the restrictions on the achievement of whole National Vocational Qualifications.
(37594)
122  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to incorporate entrepreneurship and business skills as an integral part of the curriculum from primary school through secondary, further and higher education.
(37591)
123  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will provide a breakdown of skills shortages in each region of the UK.
(37592)
124  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what training provision is made to meet the needs of small and medium enterprises.
(37593)
125  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will introduce company learning accounts alongside individual learning accounts.
(37589)
126  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will introduce fiscal incentives to encourage small businesses to invest in training.
(37595)
127  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in her Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38144)
128  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in her Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38180)
129  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets her Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if she will make a statement.
(38172)
130  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many prisoners undertook distance learning courses, including Open University courses, in the last 12 months for which figures are available; how many of these courses were paid for (a) at their own expense and (b) through a charitable trust or person; and if he will make a statement.
(37679)
131  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many contracts the Department has with Capita.
(38384)
132  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much public money the Capita-administered schemes within the Department have paid out.
(38370)
133  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to recall the SEN Toolkit issued earlier this year; and if she will revise its guidance on the quantification in SEN statements of (a) support and (b) equipment in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs.
(38097)
134  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her definition is of a high-ranking university as mentioned in Chapter 4 of '14-19: extending opportunities, raising standards'; and if she will collect information regarding the socio-economic background of students entering such institutions to enable comparisons with those entering other universities.
(38091)
135  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) five, (b) six and (c) seven year olds in North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire were in class sizes over 30 in each year from 1990 to 2001.
(37752)
136  
  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funds the Rural School Grant Scheme has to distribute in 2001-02; and by what means these will be distributed.
(37627)
137  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff were seconded between (a) Capita, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) WS Atkins, (d) Nord Anglia, (e) Cambridge Education Associates, (f) KPMG and (g) Ernst and Young and her Department in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02.
(36572)
138  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the contracts her Deparment has with Capita; and what the (a) value and (b) nature of the contracts are.
(36573)
139  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the dates and indicate the nature of the guidance given by her Department to government departments since May 1997 with respect to civil servants seeking employment within (a) Capita, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) WS Atkins, (d) Nord Anglia, (e) Cambridge Education Associates, (f) KPMG and (g) Ernst and Young; and if she will place related documents in the Library.
(36969)
140  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 984W, on teachers, how many teachers will reach the age of 60 in each of the next five school years.
(37063)
141  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the occasions on which her Department has held meetings since May 1997 with representatives from (a) Capita, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) W.S. Atkins, (d) Nord Anglia, (e) Cambridge Education Associates, (f) KPMG and (g) Ernst and Young; if she will state the purpose of each meeting; and if she will make a statement on agreements reached as a result.
(36850)
142  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the (a) amount and (b) date of the sponsorship of Government department events by (a) Capita, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) W.S. Atkins, (d) Nord Anglia, (e) Cambridge Education Associates, (f) KPMG and (g) Ernst and Young; and if she will place related documents in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(36851)
143  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total training cost has been of the performance management system.
(38052)
144  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost has been of the performance related pay threshold assessment, broken down by (a) pay given to teachers, (b) administration costs paid to CEA including the costs of external assessors and (c) administration costs paid to CfBT, including costs of training for threshold assessment.
(38048)
145  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what mechanisms her Department has in place to ensure that appropriate checks on overseas teachers are made prior to overseas teachers beginning work in the UK; and what agencies carry out such checks on behalf of her Department.
(37152)
146  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost has been of providing external advisers for the performance management of headteachers in England.
(38050)
147  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost has been of the Fast Track Scheme, including the costs of advertising.
(38049)
148  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost has been of the welcome back bonus scheme; and how much of that cost has been paid to returning teachers.
(38051)
149  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking in relation to the latest instances of meat from the offspring of BSE infected cows which has entered the food chain; and if she will make a statement.
(37865)
150  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when, and by whom, she was informed of the latest cases of meat from the offspring of BSE-infected cows entering the food chain; and when she informed the Food Standards Agency.
(37864)
151  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 240W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37913)
152  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 1161W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37899)
153  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the UK strategy is with respect to the EU Landfill Directive, for the disposal of liquid waste; and what the locations are of sites capable of treating liquid waste.
(38276)
154  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much UK waste was disposed of, in million of tonnes in each year from 1998 to 2001 by (a) landfill, (b) recycling, (c) energy recovery, (d) other recovery and (e) other disposal.
(38277)
155  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take action to make doorstep recycling available throughout the United Kingdom.
(37271)
156  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy regarding the precautionary principle.
(38273)
157  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the most recent available information is on the extent of fuel poverty in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; what sources have been used to calculate latest statistics; and what progress has been made in reaching a common agreed definition of fuel poverty that can be used on a UK-wide basis.
(38212)
158  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she proposes to take to improve Britain's ranking on the World Economic Forum's Environmental Sustainability Index.
(37272)
159  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what samples were kept for further investigation of those animals slaughtered on suspicion during the recent foot and mouth outbreak.
(37475)
160  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase the size of the state veterinary service.
(37476)
161  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will extend the role of the temporary Veterinary Inspector towards a territorial army of vets.
(37477)
162  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what government-funded training is available for private veterinary surgeons to ensure that they have access to knowledge about animal disease.
(37478)
163  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in her Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38154)
164  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in her Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38190)
165  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the fines paid by fishing owners and skippers following their prosection is paid to her Department; and who else receives income from these fines.
(37947)
166  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the relationship between quota levels and fish market prices over the past five years.
(37948)
167  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has recovered from fishing vessel owners and skippers following successful prosecutions for each year for the past five years for which records are available.
(37946)
168  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) overall and (b) cumulative change in fish quotas available to UK regional fishing vessels for the past five years has been according to (i) sector and (ii) species.
(37949)
169  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what budget has been employed by her Department to manage the fisheries enforcement operation in England for each year for the past five years.
(37874)
170  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions successful prosecutions have been brought against fishing vessels in the past five years for which records are available; and how many were (a) UK-registered, British-crewed vessels, (b) UK-registered flag of convenience vessels and (c) non-UK registered vessels.
(37944)
171  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many successful prosecutions were brought against fishing vessels during the last five years for (a) catching of undersized fish, (b) landing of undersized fish, (c) using illegal nets and trawls, (d) irregularities in log book, (e) having a catch in excess of quota and (f) other reasons.
(37945)
172  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dolphins have been drowned through being caught in fishing nets in each of the last three years in the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(38073)
173  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to require new fishing nets to have an escape hatch for dolphins within the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(38072)
174  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the (a) French, (b) Spanish and (c) Portugese governments on the issue of dolphins being trapped in fishing nets; and if she will make a statement.
(38282)
175  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to press for the compulsory introduction of new fishing nets with an escape hatch for dolphins across the EU; and if she will make a statement.
(38071)
176  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets her Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if she will make a statement.
(38176)
177  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38377)
178  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received regarding the specification of works under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(38305)
179  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 751W, on central heating, if she will make it her policy to include assistance to upgrade inadequate central heating systems in the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme.
(38304)
180  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of households in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England which meet the criteria for assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme.
(38303)
181  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average amount of a Warm Front plus grant has been.
(37641)
182  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the recycling rates are for local authorities in England and Wales.
(37130)
183  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received on her proposals to improve flood defences.
(37631)
184  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, at which European Council Meeting the decision was taken to replace the ECU as the common currency for the Common Agricultural Policy with the euro; which UK ministers attended; what reasons underlay the decision; and what assessment she has made of the financial consequences of the EU payment to UK agriculture.
(37643)
185  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will calculate the change in CAP sterling payments to UK agriculture if the calculations had been based on ECU not the euro in each of the last three years.
(37642)
186  
  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total UK (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) other greenhouse gas emissions were; and what the percentage change was in each of the last 10 years.
(37819)
187  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to extend the principle of producer responsibility to other groups who benefit from the sale, purchase and use of cars and other consumer goods.
(38125)
188  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the recent report of the World Economic Forum on Environmental Sustainability and its findings relating to the UK.
(37708)
189  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment Directive's requirement for manufacturers to be responsible for the treatment and collection of historic waste.
(38120)
190  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what costs were incurred in settting up the Department's CHP Club; and what its operational costs were in the financial year 2000-01.
(37709)
191  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on financial responsibility for collecting waste electrical goods from households under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
(38119)
192  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on how applicants qualify for inclusion in the Government's quality assessment procedure for CHP; and whether this procedure requires periodic re-assessment.
(37710)
193  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated operational costs are for the Department's quality assessment programme for Combined Heat and Power in financial year 2001-02.
(37707)
194  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on the amount of waste electrical goods illegally abandoned in public places.
(38123)
195  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the proportion of waste sent to landfill which could be converted to biofuel through the anaerobic digestion process; and if she will make a statement.
(37702)
196  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government's CHP target is reflected in her Department's aims and objectives.
(37705)
197  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of a visible fee for new electronic and electrical goods, levied at the point of sale, to fund the collection, disposal and treatment of waste electrical goods.
(38122)
198  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what costs were incurred in setting up her Department's quality assessment programme for Combined Heat and Power to 31st March 2001.
(37706)
199  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data she has collated on the number of householders in privately rented accommodation who have been unable to obtain warm front grants because they have not been able to obtain the landlord's permission for works to be carried out; and in how many of these cases refusal to grant permission has resulted from an unwillingness on the part of the landlord to participate in a leasing agreement related to the installation of a central heating system.
(37739)
200  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment is being made of the value of woodland in urban areas.
(37145)
201  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to receive the final report of the Urban Green Spaces Task Force.
(37146)
202  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason it was necessary for veterinarians to wait in excess of 24 hours before obtaining permission to slaughter animals identified as suffering from foot and mouth disease.
(38210)
203  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what transport was arranged for the chairman of the Lessons Learned enquiry to return home after its public hearing in Okehampton on 23rd January.
(38209)
204  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what transport was arranged for DEFRA official Mr Tim Rendan to return home after the public hearing in Okehampton on 23rd January of the Lessons Learned enquiry.
(38208)
205  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many shipments of Brazilian mahogany there have been to the UK since the Brazilian Environment Agency's ban on trade in October 2001; and how many shipments are en route to the UK.
(37805)
206  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been undertaken by her Department in respect of private sewers; and if she will make a statement.
(37875)
207  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in the reduction of London's municipal waste by 3.7 million tonnes by 2020.
(37719)
208  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans are in place to minimise the transportation of waste in London.
(37720)
209  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people were convicted of fly tipping in 2001; and what sentences were imposed.
(37722)
210  
  
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards greater self-sufficiency in dealing with London's waste.
(37721)
211  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the honourable Member for Leominster will receive a response to his letter of 29th October 2001 concerning the new flood-warning monitor at Glazebury-on-Wye bridge.
(38272)
212  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance is issued by her Department to dairy farmers re-stocking livestock post-foot and mouth disease about the risks of spreading bovine tuberculosis.
(37919)
213  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the future viability of the UK export market; when she expects actual exports of livestock and animal products to resume; and if she will make a statement.
(37920)
214  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the importance of discussion of European Union enlargement to the mid-term review of Agenda 2000 on Common Agricultural Policy reform; and if she will make a statement.
(37921)
215  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will establish an investigation into a possible connection between the sonar signals sent out by Royal Naval vessels and the increasing number of dolphins found in UK coastal waters.
(37926)
216  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the relevant information concerning the Shetland and Orkney fish quota leasing schemes has been submitted to the European Commission; and for what reasons there has been a delay in provision of the information.
(37927)
217  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the European Commission on the proposed milk quota allocation for applicant EU member states; and what assessment she has made of the impact on the UK dairy industry of the quota allocations proposed under the EU formula for new member states.
(37922)
218  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the status of goats with regard to the National Scrapie Plan; how many goats have been reported to the authorities as having contracted scrapie in each year since 1993; and what assessment she has made of the significance of the incidence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in the national goat herd.
(37923)
219  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to meet representatives of the Countryside Alliance.
(37924)
220  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the options available to the owners of the MV Mari Geni, if they accept decommissioning, for the disposal of the fishing vessel's track record.
(37925)
221  
  
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, using the Treasury's inflation assumptions for the Treasury Building PFI deal, what he estimates the total amount of cash paid by the Treasury to Exchequer Partnership will be for service costs over the lifetime of the Treasury Building PFI deal.
(37866)
222  
  
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 841W, on the Treasury Building PFI deal, what further operating costs there are for the Treasury Building under the Treasury PFI deal, other than those specified as hard services and soft services.
(38031)
223  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown of the main components of the cost of rebranding National Savings; and what the cost was of advertising the name change in national newspapers.
(37170)
224  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 228W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties referred to.
(37893)
225  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 957W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37900)
226  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the submissions to the Carter Report on Payroll Burdens; and if he will make a statement on the report.
(37803)
227  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) complaints he has received and (b) errors he has detected in connection with the Inland Revenue's electronic lodgement service in each year since it began; and in how many cases each year breaches of security have been established.
(37829)
228  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions in each of the last three years British regulators and official investigators have requested information from the regulatory authorities of the British overseas territories and Crown dependencies.
(37826)
229  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with which British overseas and dependent territories the United States of America has exchange of information agreements for tax purposes.
(37825)
230  
  
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of people promoted in Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years had served at their previous grade for more than one year.
(37757)
231  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timeble and process will be for deciding on the UK's contribution to the next replenishment of the European Investment Bank.
(37804)
232  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce financial advice bureaux to provide consumer debt advice and counselling.
(37473)
233  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the role of the Financial Services Authority in consumer debt advice and counselling.
(37474)
234  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a de-minimis level for those affected by the aggregates tax.
(37471)
235  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress is being made on the definition of a green quarry for the purposes of an aggregates tax.
(37470)
236  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the timetable for the introduction of an aggregates tax; and if he will postpone its introduction.
(37472)
237  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the impact of unsolicited lending on those who do not have the means to make repayments.
(37615)
238  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate the role of the major banks' lending policies where they are dealing with people who are known credit risks; and what recent discussions he has had with the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux on this matter.
(37614)
239  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what safeguards exist to protect people in the process of being declared bankrupt from being harassed by money-lending organizations.
(37612)
240  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will examine what recompense exists for those people who have recently declared bankrupt who have been offered further credit by organizations in the knowledge that they are dealing with bankrupts.
(37613)
241  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how revenue from the climate change levy is (a) classified and (b) allocated to spending programmes.
(38394)
242  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38159)
243  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38195)
244  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-invested pension plans there were at the most recent available date; and what their total value was.
(37713)
245  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38381)
246  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the obstacles are which stand in the way of debt rescheduling that he refers to on page 40 of the Treasury document Tackling Poverty, A Global New Deal.
(37942)
247  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the changes in tax revenues if tax relief for pension contributions were (a) limited to the standard rate, (b) limited to the standard rate for contributions in excess of £5,000 per annum and (c) abolished for contributions in excess of (i) £5,000 per annum and (ii) £10,000 per annum.
(37863)
248  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the recent Financial Action Task Force Plenary meeting on terrorist financing, money laundering and non-cooperative jurisdictions held in Hong Kong.
(37651)
249  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 702W, on Railtrack, in what way the disclosure of information on the consultations on draft legislation would harm the frankness and candour of internal discussions.
(37759)
250  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the population was of (a) Humberside, (b) North East Lincolnshire and (c) North Lincolnshire, in each year from 1990 to 2001; and what predictions have been made of the population trends in each of these areas in the next 10 years.
(37753)
251  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has received from the ONS on the definition of a company limited by guarantee as a replacement for Railtrack in the national accounts.
(37274)
252  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the impact of Railtrack in administration will be on the PSBR.
(37277)
253  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT revenue the Treasury has received in each of the last five years from the sale of (a) audio-visual equipment and (b) consumer electronics.
(38128)
254  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what systems exist to enable members of the public to inform the Inland Revenue of cases of tax evasion.
(38196)
255  
  
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many deaths have occurred on average each year over the last three years in (a) England and (b) each county owing to suicide.
(37733)
256  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11th December 2001, Official Report, column 770W, on public services productivity, what process has been undertaken in preparing the paper; and if he will make a statement.
(38310)
257  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th February, Official Report, column 589W, on the Standing Committee on Euro Preparations, if he will place the membership list of the working groups working with the Standing Committee in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(38312)
258  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place an organogram of HM Treasury in the Library.
(37683)
259  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 116W, on conference sponsorship, if he will place in the Library the document that sets out the benefits of sponsorship for the sponsor referred to in the July 1998 Cabinet Office guidelines on sponsorship; and if he will make a statement.
(38311)
260  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a list of the companies that responded to the consultation launched on betting taxation in the 2000 Budget; and if he will make a statement.
(38118)
261  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer the Question of 2nd February from the honourable Member for Truro & St Austell concerning fees; and if he will make a statement.
(38300)
262  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the Exchequer cost of sections 42 and 48 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1997 for the three fiscal years from April 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(38114)
263  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October 2000, Official Report, column 412W, on tax returns and the internet, for each month since 1st July 2001 how many self-assessment tax returns were (a) issued, (b) received, (c) waiting to be processed and (d) processed; and if he will make a statement.
(38308)
264  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many completed versions of Form DOM1 the Inland Revenue has received in each of the last five fiscal years; and if he will make a statement.
(38260)
265  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the studies that his Department has undertaken of the efficacy of sections 42 and 48 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(38115)
266  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the process by which members of the Royal Mint Shareholder Panel were chosen; and if he will place the terms of reference for the posts in the Library.
(38258)
267  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members her Department employs in its Regulatory Impact Unit; and if she will make a statement.
(38265)
268  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the dates that Ministers in his Department have received hospitality in their ministerial capacities since 1st January 1999 from Global Crossing; and if he will make a statement.
(37684)
269  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate (a) HM Treasury and (b) Inland Revenue have made of the average time it takes to fill out a self assessment form; and if he will make a statement.
(38264)
270  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Office of Government Commerce has made of which companies are the leading suppliers of professional services to government departments by (i) value and (ii) number; and if he will make a statement.
(38112)
271  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been granted non-domicile status by the Inland Revenue in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(38259)
272  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 31st October 2001, Official Report, column 741W, on special advisors, for what reason such records of contacts with the media are for internal purposes only.
(38309)
273  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many completed versions of Forms (a) P85 and (b) P85S the Inland Revenue has received in each of the last five fiscal years; and if he will make a statement.
(38261)
274  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expenditure by the Inland Revenue on advertising was in each fiscal year since 1997-98; and if he will make a statement.
(38257)
275  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer the Question of 31st January from the honourable Member for Truro & St Austell concerning sponsorship.
(38299)
276  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer the Question of 18th January from the honourable Member for Truro & St Austell concerning the distribution of benefits from personal allowances; and if he will make a statement.
(38298)
277  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Inland Revenue personnel were (a) seconded to private business in the last 12 months and (b) vice versa; and what the purpose of these secondments was.
(38397)
278  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the minutes of the large corporates forum on 28th September 2001; and for what reason they were (a) first published on and (b) then removed from the Inland Revenue website.
(38396)
279  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason (a) Mr Lakshmi Mittal and (b) LNM Holdings do not pay tax in the United Kingdom.
(38399)
280  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those firms which attended the large corporates forum on 28th September.
(38398)
281  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the criteria are for meeting a British ambassador or commercial secretary by business people seeking endorsements in relation to commercial contracts.
(37726)
282  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Vietnam on persecution of Christians.
(37938)
283  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 415W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37889)
284  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37815)
285  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will publish a paper making suggestions on methods of strengthening the biological weapons convention; and if he will make a statement.
(36749)
286  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on how many occasions the honourable Member for Leicester East, during his term of office as Minister for Europe, met (a) Mr Mittal of LNM Holdings and (b) other employees of that company; and what was discussed.
(37153)
287  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures are in place to ensure that a British mercenary is unable to be employed in activity against British interests.
(37173)
288  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what regulations are in place to ensure that private military companies based in the UK are held accountable for their actions.
(37171)
289  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what status has been applied to UK citizens detained in Cuba for alleged Taliban and Al-Qaeda activities.
(37806)
290  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what circumstances he will confirm the names of UK citizens as being held in (a) Cuba and (b) Afghanistan for alleged associations with the Taliban and Al-Qaida.
(37711)
291  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38194)
292  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38156)
293  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38379)
294  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 886W, on the UN World Conference against Racism, what the results of his consultation on drawing up a National Action Plan on 4th February were; what bodies were represented at the meeting; if he will place the notes of the meeting in the Library; what arrangements have been made for a follow-up meeting; what plans he has to make the WCAR report available to honourable Members; and what plans he has to debate the report and publicise UK support for the Declaration.
(38306)
295  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he was informed of the attempt by the LNM Group to acquire Sidex.
(37933)
296  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how he assesses the national interest in deciding whether to support attempts by companies or individuals to acquire assets overseas; which other ministers are consulted during that assessment; and (a) whether and (b) how such an assessment was made of the attempt by the LNM Group to acquire Sidex.
(37928)
297  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance was given by the British Embassy in Bucharest to the LNM Group in its attempts to acquire Sidex.
(37934)
298  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the UN Economic and Social council report 'Discrimination against women and girls in Afghanistan'; and if he will adopt its recommendations in respect of UK operations in Afghanistan.
(38129)
299  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures the Government will be proposing at the European Council in Barcelona to close the productivity gap between the European Union and the United States of America.
(37180)
300  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place the final draft of the overseas territories model legislation for implementation of the Report to the Counter Terrorism Committee, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) of 28th September 2001 and 20th December 2001, in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(38117)
301  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress (a) the Cayman Islands, (b) Bermuda and (c) Gibraltar have made in bringing forward legislation to implement the Report to the Counter Terrorism Committee, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) of 28th September 2001 and 20th December 2001.
(38116)
302  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidelines ambassadors are expected to follow when they are asked to make representations on behalf of a British company; and if he will make a statement.
(38113)
303  
  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have consumed meat from the offspring of BSE-infected cows since 1st November 2001.
(37867)
304  
  
Vera Baird (Redcar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who pays the fares of patients travelling to Europe for NHS operations.
(37939)
305  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on chemotherapy in the UK per head of the population in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(38076)
306  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list each NHS health authority in England and Wales that (a) does and (b) does not (i) conduct non-emergency operations relating to cancer on Saturdays and Sundays and (ii) administer non-emergency radiotherapy treatment on Saturdays and Sundays.
(38075)
307  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the health authorities that (a) have and (b) do not have the facilities to administer radiotherapy for cancer patients.
(37908)
308  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of cancer patients are prescribed anti-blood infection drugs to treat neutropenia contracted whilst undergoing chemotherapy.
(38080)
309  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of cancer patients have developed neutropenia whilst receiving chemotherapy in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(38084)
310  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase hospice funding; and if he will make a statement.
(38079)
311  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of cancer patients are receiving reduced chemotherapy doses to avoid the onset of neutropenia.
(38081)
312  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce human papilloma virus screening to test for cervical cancer.
(38086)
313  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in each NHS health authority in England and Wales were screened for breast cancer in (a) the year prior the the implementation of the NHS Breast Cancer Screening Programme and (b) during the first year of the programme; and what the average waiting times for radiotherapy were in each NHS health authority for those years.
(38078)
314  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the NHS health authorities in England and Wales that (a) are and (b) are not meeting the target in the NHS cancer plan of a maximum one month wait from diagnosis to treatment for patients referred for breast cancer treatment.
(38077)
315  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the radiotherapy waiting times are for patients categorised as (a) Group 1, (b) Group 2, (c) Group 3, (d) Group 4 and (e) Group 5 for each UK health authority; and what the comparative figures were for 1997.
(37907)
316  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been made available by his Department for research into Alzheimer's disease for each year since 1997; how many people were diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer's for each of those years; and if he will make a statement.
(37906)
317  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to increase cancer awareness in schools; and if he will make a statement.
(38082)
318  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce a system of therapy and counselling for (a) patients and (b) families of patients who have been diagnosed as having cancer; and if he will make a statement.
(38083)
319  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) the average cost per patient and (b) the total cost has been over the last 12 months to each health authority of prescribing Neupogen to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
(38085)
320  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) lung, (b) breast, (c) prostrate, (d) ovarian and (e) leukemia cancer patients that have been initially diagnosed as suffering from curable cancer have been considered incurable by the time treatment began in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(38074)
321  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 1st February, Official Report, column 630W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37892)
322  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 1046W, what the area in square feet of the property is that has been empty since July 2000.
(37895)
323  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the last five years have (a) applied for and (b) completed their social work training; and what the attrition rate was for social work courses.
(37695)
324  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will issue guidance to social services departments to ensure that care workers will not be charged when undertaking their training for the NVQ level II as set out in the domiciliary care standards.
(37694)
325  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has taken to reduce the prevalence of HIV infections in heterosexual males; and if he will make a statement.
(37801)
326  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 1242W, on medicines control, if she will list the (a) dates and (b) issues of the articles relating to inappropriate use and overuse of medication in the publication Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance; and what articles have been produced in respect of overuse and inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication in care settings.
(37693)
327  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many application packs for social workers training packs were sent out following the launch of the social worker recruitment campaign.
(37800)
328  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the need for long-term care beds in the (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) public sectors.
(35526)
329  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money provided by private sector contracts to perform NHS operations.
(35527)
330  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received regarding adoption by unmarried couples.
(35528)
331  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many stroke cases have occurred in each health authority in England in the last three years (a) in total and (b) as a per capita figure; and how many stroke cases there were per consultant in each National Health Service region in the last three years.
(37831)
332  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on HIV in the West Midlands; and what measures are being taken to combat cases in Coventry.
(37307)
333  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care beds in private homes there were in Lancashire in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001 and (f) today.
(37841)
334  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of residential care homes in Lancashire was in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001 and (f) today.
(37840)
335  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of maintenance of residential care home buildings in Lancashire was in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001 and (f) today.
(37839)
336  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information the Department has, and what research his Department has assessed, on the need for chiropody and podiatry services amongst the general population.
(38220)
337  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is of a foot operation when undertaken by (a) an orthopaedic surgeon and (b) a podiatric surgeon.
(38222)
338  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence the Department has of the level of satisfaction of patients with chiropody and podiatry treatment.
(38218)
339  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence the Department has collated of the effect on quality of life that effective foot health care can provide to (a) children, (b) the elderly and (c) other adults.
(38219)
340  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to issue guidance to (a) PCTs and (b) health authorities regarding (i) the minimum level of chiropody or podiatry service that should be available to patients and (ii) what level of chiropody or podiatry service should be available to patients wherever they live.
(38216)
341  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department has collated on the extent to which the podiatry and chiropody needs of the population are being met by the NHS.
(38217)
342  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of each NHS treatment with a patient by (a) a GP, (b) a nurse, (c) a consultant and (d) a chiropodist or podiatrist was in the last three years.
(38223)
343  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many foot operations have been undertaken in each of the last five years by (a) orthopaedic surgeons and (b) podiatric surgeons.
(38221)
344  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many chiropodists/podiatrists were employed in the NHS in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(38214)
345  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department has collated on the percentage of the population who have consulted a chiropodist or podiatrist in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the population have ever been treated by a chiropodist or podiatrist.
(38215)
346  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in each of the last five years, how many (a) face to face contacts there were between patients and chiropodists or podiatrists, (b) new courses of treatment were started and (c) individual podiatry patients were treated.
(38224)
347  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for NHS chiropody/podiatry provision of the publication of (a) the NHS policy on older people and (b) the guidelines for the NSF for diabetes.
(38213)
348  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the appropriate level of chiropody and podiatry services that each primary care trust should commission.
(38226)
349  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence his Department has of (a) local and (b) regional variations in the provision of NHS chiropody or podiatry treatment.
(38225)
350  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he plans to provide to strategic health authorities regarding the appropriate level of chiropody/podiatry services that each primary care trust should commission.
(38211)
351  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38150)
352  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38186)
353  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria were used to decide which medical conditions qualify for anti-impotence prescribing; and if he will make a statement.
(37637)
354  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how maternity service liaison committees will fit into the new NHS structure.
(37639)
355  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the Minister decided not to follow the recommendations of the Steering Group set up to look at the way free nursing care payments should be paid; and if he will make a statement.
(38057)
356  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received since 1st October 2001 in favour of free nursing care payments being paid direct to nursing home owners; and if he will make a statement.
(38056)
357  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the decision was made to apply the same testing and manufacturing standards to herbal medicinal products as active pharmaceuticals as specified in the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(38286)
358  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will offer care homes the option of clients being paid the free nursing care payments; and if he will make a statement.
(38227)
359  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria he uses to decide on whether to withhold information on the grounds of commercial confidentiality in relation to contracts abroad with foreign companies.
(36517)
360  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the need for long-term care beds in the (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) public sectors.
(36518)
361  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will offer care homes the option of the free nursing care payments being paid directly to the clients as well as the nursing home; and if he will make a statement.
(38058)
362  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health authorities are providing the cancer drug Glivec; how many people are receiving the drug, broken down by health authority; at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
(38233)
363  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether there is a mechanism for patients unable to receive the cancer drug Glivec from their own health authority to have the treatment in another health authority; and if he will make a statement.
(38232)
364  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis the decision was made to require 30 years continuous usage to be demonstrated before a licence could be obtained for herbal medicinal products as specified in the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive; and if he will make a statement.
(38287)
365  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets his Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if he will make a statement.
(38171)
366  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department issues to health authorities and primary care trusts on the arrangements to take effect after the abolition of the Medical Practices Committee on 31st March.
(37940)
367  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appeals made against definitive decisions by the Committee on Safety of Medicines were heard by the (a) full committee of the Committee on Safety of Medicines and (b) Medicines Commission in each year since 1996.
(37650)
368  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of visits to accident and emergency departments in the last 12 months for which figures are available were by people injured in a road traffic accident, broken down by health authority; and what estimate he has made of the saving to the NHS which an (a) 5 per cent. (b) 10 per cent. and (c) 20 per cent. reduction in road traffic injury represents.
(37461)
369  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38374)
370  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has collated on the relative mental health status of young (a) men and (b) women.
(38096)
371  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the additional cost of implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on long-term care in full.
(37941)
372  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the (a) pay, (b) conditions and (c) recruitment of nurses specialising in cancer care.
(38235)
373  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) Government and (b) private funds are available in this financial year for research into cancer (i) care and (ii) treatment, broken down by types of cancer.
(38240)
374  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many accidents resulting from air (a) rifles and (b) pistols have been reported since 1996.
(38246)
375  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average population served by each UK hospital offering specialised cancer care was in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement on the variations by (a) nation and (b) region.
(38239)
376  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the percentage of (a) government and (b) private research funding available for cancer (i) research and (ii) treatment in the last year for which figures are available.
(38236)
377  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fatalities have been recorded as resulting from misuse of air rifles and pistols since 1996.
(38247)
378  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) organisations and (b) facilities receive Government funding for cancer research; and how they are distributed (i) in the UK and (ii) by region.
(38238)
379  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to determine the percentage of research funding allocated to different types of cancer by government.
(38234)
380  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the extent of physical impairment that can result from injury by an air (a) rifle and (b) pistol.
(38248)
381  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent in the last year for which figures are available by (a) Government and (b) private organisations on cancer (i) treatment and (ii) research.
(38237)
382  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the costs of mandatory care staff training required under the National Care Standards Regulations for the Leonard Cheshire Organisation.
(37134)
383  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the vacancy rates for hospital pharmacists in each hospital trust in the last 12 months.
(37617)
384  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham can expect answers to his Questions Ref. (a) 7597 (holding answer 15.10.01), (b) 7600 (holding answer 15.10.01), (c) 7606 (holding answer 15.10.01), (d) 24676 (holding answer 15.10.01), (e) 24341 (holding answer 15.10.01), (f) 12606 (holding answer 5.11.01), (g) 19224 (holding answer 29.11.01), (h) 26497 (holding answer 11.1.02), (i) 26496 (holding answer 11.1.02), (j) 26496 (holding answer 11.1.02), (k) 24681 (tabled 17.12.01), (l) 24310 (tabled 17.12.01) and (m) 24326 (holding answer 8.1.02).
(37144)
385  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential homes have converted to nursing care homes since January 2001.
(37606)
386  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in calculating the ratio of GPs to local populations for qualification to the Golden Hello Scheme, at what dates the relevant figures for GPs and patients in Worthing were taken.
(37616)
387  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) facilities and (b) treatments are available in the NHS for sufferers of Duchennes muscular dystrophy.
(37126)
388  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to promote an extended role for pharmacists in performing medication review.
(37142)
389  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the conversion costs of residential rooms operated by the Leonard Cheshire Organisation to comply with new national care standards.
(37139)
390  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the latest available readmission rates to hospitals within two months are for (a) all patients in England and Wales and (b) each hospital trust in England and Wales; and if he will break down the readmitted patients by age.
(37128)
391  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish cost details for those NHS patients who have received treatment in continental hospitals; and why this information was not published before treatment was given.
(37313)
392  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of pharmacists are employed at grades (a) D and (b) E level in (i) hospital pharmacies and (ii) PCG/PCT pharmacies.
(37137)
393  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the type of home of over 65 year old patients readmitted to hospitals within two months of discharge, broken down by (a) residential/nursing home and (b) private home with domicillary care.
(37311)
394  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department is funding into Duchennes muscular dystrophy.
(37124)
395  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regulatory exemptions from the Care Standards Act 2000 are available to operators of simple hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the community who are registered charities.
(37605)
396  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-fatal cases of the MRSA superbug have been reported in each hospital trust in each of the last five years.
(37141)
397  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the Regulatory Impact Assessment for the National Care Standards Regulations.
(37135)
398  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the number of additional nursing staff required to comply with the National Care Standards in the (a) voluntary, (b) local authority and (c) NHS sectors.
(37136)
399  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on advertising by his Department in each of the last five years; and if he will give a breakdown of the largest items of expenditure in each year.
(37607)
400  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the likely compliance cost of the Care Standards to operators of simple hyperbaric oxygen therapy facilities in the community providing treatment to MS sufferers.
(37604)
401  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those chief executives of hospital trusts awarded a zero star rating who remain in post; and on what criteria they were judged to have made progress.
(37123)
402  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to minimise the handling charge imposed by pharmacists dealing with monitored dosage systems.
(37127)
403  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled in each region in each of the last three years, broken down into those cancelled (a) once, (b) twice and (c) three times or more before treatment was obtained; and if he will express these figures as a percentage of total operations carried out.
(37143)
404  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have been treated in continental hospitals since 1st January; and through which health authorities.
(37314)
405  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he will give to expanding research into finding a cure for Duchennes muscular dystrophy.
(37125)
406  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish a table of delayed discharge times for each hospital trust in England and Wales, grouped by health authority area.
(37129)
407  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inpatient deaths have been attributed to MRSA in each of the last five years.
(37140)
408  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had at ministerial level with representatives of the Leonard Cheshire Organisation regarding capital costs involved with improving their properties to meet national care standards.
(37138)
409  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has held with operators of simple hyperbaric oxygen therapy facilities in the community offering treatment for MS sufferers regarding the new requirements under the Care Standards Act 2000.
(37608)
410  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give a breakdown of reasons for cancelled operations in the last year in each health authority region that are defined as non-clinical cancellations.
(37312)
411  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those medicines which are now available via pharmacy sale rather than on a doctor prescription only basis; and what PCT areas (a) offer this service and (b) have plans to.
(37620)
412  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account is taken of the type of property tenure when calculating care costs for the eldery.
(37755)
413  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether tenants of leasehold properties are treated differently from residents of freehold properties for the purposes of calculating care costs for the elderly.
(37756)
414  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, since the publication of the national standards for GP exercise referral schemes in April 2001, how many exercise referral programmes have been offered by (a) GPs, (b) primary care nurses and (c) registered fitness professionals in each health authority in the UK.
(38088)
415  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled in 2001 in the (a) Royal Shrewbury, (b) Princess Royal, (c) Robert Jones and (d) Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospitals.
(37884)
416  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to minimise exposure of pregnant women to chemicals, including pesticides, that have the potential to disrupt endocrine systems.
(38131)
417  
N  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his policy on (a) commercial confidentiality and (b) public accountability in contracts made for patients to be treated abroad.
(36519)
418  
N  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of healthcare professionals on the impact of Government targets on clinical decision-making.
(36520)
419  
N  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to reduce waiting times in hospital accident and emergency departments.
(34712)
420  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the most recent figures are for life expectancy at birth for (a) males and (b) females in St Helens South.
(38267)
421  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were recorded by each police authority in England and Wales in each category of crime for each year since 1997.
(37903)
422  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will commit money that has been made available for providing civilians with conferred police powers in a manner that recognizes the imbalance in funding between different police authorities.
(37905)
423  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd January, Official Report, column 844W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37891)
424  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37814)
425  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on what vetting procedures are carried out on clerics visiting gaols in England and Wales to provide support and spiritual advice to prisoners.
(37712)
426  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual payment was to landowners for the siting of Tetra masts in the last three years.
(37744)
427  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent evaluation has been made of the health risks asssociated with Tetra masts.
(37745)
428  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of the Minister for Women in his Department.
(37148)
429  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38155)
430  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38191)
431  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to include child entertainers in the group of professionals working with children who are screened; and if he will make a statement.
(38141)
432  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been charged with distribution of child pornography on the Internet as a result of investigations by the Obscene Publications and Internet Unit in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(38138)
433  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets his Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if he will make a statement.
(38177)
434  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of distributing child pornography across the Internet in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(38139)
435  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many professionals working with children were screened in each of the past 10 years; how many people have been prevented from working with children after being screened in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(38140)
436  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was spent on the Obscene Publications and Internet Unit of the Metropolitan Police for (a) salaries, (b) technology equipment and (c) upkeep of facilities, in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(38137)
437  
  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in each police authority area.
(37626)
438  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers from Zimbabwe have (a) been detained and (b) had their cases certified since his announcement to suspend removals to that country on 15th January; and if he will make a statement.
(37678)
439  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the projected change in the prison population is over the next (a) 12 months, (b) two years, and (c) five years; for what reasons the prison population is expected to change over these periods; and if he will make a statement.
(37741)
440  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department has had with private companies on the feasibility of introducing an entitlement card for UK citizens; and if he will make a statement.
(37671)
441  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long he expects (a) the derogation from Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights and (b) the derogation from Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to last; and if he will make a statement.
(37680)
442  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who is responsible for overseeing the quality and implementation of sex offender treatment programmes throughout the prison estate; and if he will make a statement.
(37682)
443  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list each initiative in each year since the start of the Crime Reduction Fund, indicating (a) the amount budgeted for each initiative and in total in each year to date and (b) the total expended for each initiative and in total in each year of the initiative to date; and if he will make a statement.
(37672)
444  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders have had places on sex offender treatment programmes in each of the last five years; what the target was for the number of offenders on these programmes in each year for which targets were set; what the estimate is of the total number of sex offenders in prison at any one time; what the total number of sex offenders who were on programmes in young offenders institutions was in each of the last five years; what the estimate is of the total number of young sex offenders in custody at any one time; and if he will make a statement.
(37681)
445  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 877W, on the Prison Service, what the additional cost will be each year of the pay review award; what proportion of the additional cost will be met from maintenance of the prison estate being re-scheduled; if he will list the maintenance projects which will be re-scheduled and the new dates; what proportion of the additional cost will be met from efficiency savings from the wider Home Office budget; if he will list the areas where efficiency savings will be made; and if he will make a statement.
(37740)
446  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of emergency police call outs in the last 12 months for which figures are available were to road traffic accidents, broken down by police authority; and what estimate he has made of the saving to police authorities which an (a) 5 per cent., (b) 10 per cent. and (c) 20 per cent. reduction in road traffic accidents represents.
(37462)
447  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38378)
448  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish proposals for reform of road traffic penalties.
(37630)
449  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what licensing requirements are in place for air (a) rifles and (b) pistols held in the UK; and how many licences have been awarded each year since 1996.
(38253)
450  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the number of airguns handed in during gun amnesties in the UK.
(38250)
451  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many air (a) rifles and (b) pistols are legally owned in the UK.
(38251)
452  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many gun licences, and for which type of weapon, are held (a) in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) in the Teesside area, (c) in each police force area and (d) in the UK.
(38249)
453  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what restrictions there are on air (a) rifle and (b) pistol ownership in the UK.
(38252)
454  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the penalty is for carrying a loaded airgun in a public place.
(38243)
455  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the British Association for Shooting and Conservation's campaign calling for the safe handling of airguns.
(38241)
456  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents involving the use and misuse of an airgun have been recorded each year since 1996.
(38244)
457  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) airguns and (b) pellets were legally sold in each of the last three years in the UK.
(38242)
458  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on (a) the legislation and (b) the restrictions on the use and ownership of airguns.
(38245)
459  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average number of days sickness absence per year for (a) police officers and (b) support staff was in each of the past five years for Humberside Police.
(37746)
460  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners there were in Wales (a) at the last available date and (b) in each of the last five years broken down by the offence committed.
(37163)
461  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what press releases mentioning policy development grant his Department issued while it was responsible for electoral and political party regulation.
(37876)
462  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to investigate the charges private wheel-clamping companies levy for unclamping cars.
(38103)
463  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance his Department offers (a) the police and (b) local authorities on controlling the activities of wheel-clampers.
(38100)
464  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to regulate companies in the wheel-clamping sector.
(38098)
465  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce regulations for stricter controls on unlawful wheel-clamping.
(38104)
466  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department gives to police authorities on the activities of wheel-clamping companies.
(38099)
467  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prisoners in each prison establishment in England and Wales are from minority ethnic groups.
(38101)
468  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Immigration Act detainees are held in prisons in England and Wales.
(38102)
469  
  
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will publish the results of the study commissioned from York University on the costs of illegal drugs in Britain.
(37625)
470  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) working holiday and (b) other visas were granted to overseas teachers to work (i) for employment agencies and (ii) as teachers in the academic year 2000-01.
(37151)
471  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what functions of the former DfEE were transferred to the Home Office on the reorganisation of departmental responsibilities following the General Election in 2001.
(37149)
472  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas teachers, having been granted a visa related to a post in a particular maintained school, have applied to transfer that visa to allow them to work in a different school; and how many of these transfers were granted, in each of the terms of the 2000-01 school year.
(37150)
473  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the level of recorded (a) burglary, (b) robbery and (c) crimes of violence was in St Helens South in each of the last three years.
(38270)
474  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 415W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37902)
475  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37811)
476  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the role of the private sector in international development.
(37175)
477  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures she is taking to encourage the corporate sector to take an increased role in delivering sustainable development in the countries in which they invest.
(37174)
478  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid is going to Zimbabwe; what it is for; and what controls there are on it.
(37306)
479  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in her Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38189)
480  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in her Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38153)
481  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38376)
482  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much, on average, full treatment for one HIV sufferer costs over the course of a year in the last five years.
(37937)
483  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the global fund for AIDS, TB and malaria will aim to treat those already infected with HIV.
(37837)
484  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the global fund for AIDS, TB and malaria has an overall policy to purchase drugs at the lowest possible cost.
(37836)
485  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, where and how the resources of the Global Fund for the Alleviation of AIDS, TB and Malaria are being disbursed for health systems and treatments; what strategies were decided upon when the Fund's management board met on 28th January; and if she will commit additional resources to the Fund.
(37838)
486  
  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what procedures the global fund for AIDS, TB and malaria has in place to ensure that those with specific local knowledge of the regions in need are able to play a full part in the decision-making processes of the fund.
(37835)
487  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the UN Economic and Social Council report 'Discrimination against women and children in Afghanistan'; and if she will adopt its recommendations in respect of UK operations in Afghanistan.
(38130)
488  
  
Christine Russell (City of Chester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made on debt cancellation for HIPC countries by multi-lateral financial institutions.
(38087)
489  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contributions her Department has made to sexual and reproductive health non-governmental organisations in each of the last three years; and which of these organisations were British based.
(37734)
490  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan announced on 12th October 2001 has been disbursed.
(37737)
491  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan announced on 19th September 2001 has been disbursed.
(37735)
492  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the humanitarian assistance to Pakistan announced on 28th September 2001 has been disbursed.
(37736)
493  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria concerning the aptitude of health systems to deliver programmes for the eradication of TB and malaria in developing countries.
(38106)
494  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans have been made by the international community to continue to supply vaccines when GAVI funding ceases.
(38107)
495  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made in research and development of new vaccines for developing countries since GAVI was set up.
(38105)
496  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contributions have been made to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria, broken down by country.
(38108)
497  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made by GAVI in vaccination rates broken down (a) by country and (b) by disease.
(38109)
498  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 972W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37897)
499  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 255W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37912)
500  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38193)
501  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38157)
502  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what procedures exist for dealing with the execution of a warrant in respect of an individual who has breached a community court order if that individual is deemed to be a high risk to the public; and if he will make a statement.
(37677)
503  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether civilian enforcement officers employed by magistrates' courts committees have direct acess to the police national computer for the purposes of (a) entering and (b) reading data; and if he will make a statement.
(37674)
504  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether magistrates' courts committees can execute warrants in respect of non-compliance of criminal court order if the individual concerned moves to Scotland.
(37676)
505  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether targets are set in respect of the time taken to execute warrants on individuals who have not complied with criminal court orders; and if he will make a statement.
(37675)
506  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received from and on behalf of magistrates (a) nationally and (b) by region regarding the Auld Report; and if he will make a statement on the areas on which most comments focus.
(38254)
507  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received on the proposals that courts ensure ethnic minority representation on juries in cases where the parties identify the possiblity of race being an issue.
(38256)
508  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been done to explain the implications of the Auld Report's recommendations to magistrates in the Teesside area.
(38255)
509  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints he has received since April 1998 concerning the conduct in Northern Ireland of individual (a) judges, (b) officers of tribunals and (c) resident magistrates.
(38291)
510  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many resident magistrates reside within five miles of the court in which they sit.
(38293)
511  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many resident magistrates serve in Northern Ireland; what the average number of sitting days is at which each magistrate presides; what mileage cost allowance is available for travel expenses for resident magistrates; and what was the cost of travel expenses paid over the last convenient 12 month period to resident magistrates.
(38294)
512  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the introduction of retrospective legslation.
(38121)
513  
  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what date the 1901 Census Online service will re-open.
(37628)
514  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37812)
515  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37823)
516  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38149)
517  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38185)
518  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets his Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if he will make a statement.
(38175)
519  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38373)
520  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the composition is of the (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff of the Northern Ireland Court Service, broken down by (i) gender and (ii) perceived community origin.
(38296)
521  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list those public bodies that are not designated for the purposes of section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
(38295)
522  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has written to heads of state or government of other countries on behalf of companies with fewer than 150 employees in the UK.
(37160)
523  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, what briefing papers he received concerning LNM Holdings prior to his signing the July 2001 letter he sent concerning the company to his Romanian counterpart; and which department sent them.
(37159)
524  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has written to the Romanian Prime Minister; and if he will list the date of each letter.
(37162)
525  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the honourable Member for Leicester East has written to him within the last two years concerning (a) Mr Mittall of LNM Holdings and (b) that company.
(37154)
526  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish (a) the latest functions and (b) the salary of Mr Alastair Campbell; and what changes have been made to them following the announcement of his new role relating to the Central Office of Information.
(37158)
527  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has written to heads of state or government on behalf of individual companies.
(37161)
528  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish the criteria by which he decides whether it is appropriate for him to write to a foreign government on behalf of an individual company.
(37155)
529  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions he has met Mr Mittal of LNM Holdings.
(37156)
530  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Prime Minister, when the Performance and Innovation Unit will publish its report on Modernising Government Loans.
(37654)
531  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London he made in 2001 giving for each trip (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance was used on the choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38160)
532  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by him in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance was used on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38161)
533  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) faxes, (b) letters and (c) e-mails he has received on average each month in the last five years.
(38162)
534  
  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will name the companies on whose behalf he has signed letters in support of (a) export and (b) other business interests since 1st May 1997.
(37688)
535  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of benefit for the British economy of the awarding of a contract to LNM Holdings to build a steel plant in Romania.
(37816)
536  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions he has been invited to appear before a Select Committe since 1997.
(37692)
537  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he was informed of the attempt by the LNM Group to acquire Sidex.
(37931)
538  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many letters of congratulations he has sent to head of foreign governments for allowing the acquisition of assets by companies or individuals which are supported by the British Government; and what were the (a) days on which the letters were sent and (b) foreign countries concerned.
(37930)
539  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 14th February, Official Report, column 611W, on British companies, when and by what means his letter to the Prime Minister of Romania regarding Sidex came into the public domain; if he will place a copy in the Library; if a copy of it was sent to Sidex; how many letters he has written in the last 12 months to foreign governments (a) in advance of and (b) following British companies winning contracts abroad; and what his criteria are for deciding whether to support British companies seeking contacts abroad by means of contracts with foreign governments.
(38395)
540  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37813)
541  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37824)
542  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in her Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38146)
543  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in her Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38182)
544  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38371)
545  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37808)
546  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37822)
547  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Solicitor General, in how many cases referred to the DPP in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years a decision was made not to prosecute; and in how many cases he contacted the (a) victims and (b) relatives of the victim.
(38400)
548  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will reply to letters from the honourable Member for Nottingham North, relating to case work involving (a) Ms R Ensor, (b) Mr Byers, (c) Mrs Carney, (d) Mr M Dawber and (e) Ms Sue Jayes; and if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on responding to letters from honourable Members.
(37636)
549  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 24th January, Official Report, column 1059W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37898)
550  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 644W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37915)
551  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what actions have been taken to prevent the avoidable closure of post offices; and what her definition is of the term avoidable closure defined in this context.
(37601)
552  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the current documents published that present concise details of the sources of funding for small businesses.
(37596)
553  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who is entitled to apply for funds from the fund which has been established to sustain community post offices; what the eligibility criteria are; and what attempts have been made to inform post offices of the fund.
(37599)
554  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her definition is of (a) the term 'rural' defined with repect to rural post offices and (b) the term 'community' defined with respect to community post offices.
(37600)
555  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the level of transaction costs in the provision of equity finance to private business.
(37598)
556  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Competition Commission, as part of its SME banking investigation, is investigating the practice of routinely requiring personal guarantees from the proprietors of small businesses seeking finance.
(37597)
557  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether AMEC has applied for export credit guarantees in connection with the Belize dam project.
(36521)
558  
  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on helping the aerospace industry since the incidents of 11th September 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(38199)
559  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in her Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38181)
560  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in her Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in her Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38145)
561  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much public money Capita-administered schemes within the Department have paid out since 1997-98.
(38383)
562  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38382)
563  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when and in what format the results of the work by the World Bank on the effects of services liberalisation on developing countries, funded by her Department, will be made available.
(37861)
564  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether Article VI of the GATS will apply to all service sectors.
(37862)
565  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of TRIPs royalties on developing countries' debt repayments.
(37943)
566  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the steps necessary for the WTO to be more transparent and open and its rules easier to understand.
(37856)
567  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the mechanisms by which the agreement that the WTO Special and Differential Treatment system should become a more integral part of trade negotiations, reached at the Doha Ministerial meeting on trade of November 2001, will be implemented.
(37859)
568  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations her Department has made to WTO members on the drafting of a clarification of the GATS exclusion of public services.
(37860)
569  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the timetable is for implementation of the commitment reached at the Doha Mininsterial meeting on trade of November 2001 to cut export and trade-distorting domestic subsidies.
(37858)
570  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the export and trade-distorting domestic subsidies that were discussed at the Doha Ministerial meeting on trade of November 2001.
(37857)
571  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on SME industrial trends.
(37652)
572  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the membership of the Atlantic Frontier Environmental Network; and what its terms of reference are.
(37747)
573  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the safety implications for (a) vessels and (b) wind turbines, of fishing within an offshore wind farm; and if she will impose exclusion zones.
(37748)
574  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she plans to replace the RRS Darwin; and if she will make a statement.
(37749)
575  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will estalbish a unified science strategy for the UK.
(37750)
576  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Ministers in the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions to ensure that contractors accessing pylons under construction are not endangering road bridges over railways.
(37635)
577  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, by what means the Post Office enables the public to consult a list of alpha-numeric postcode suffixes matched to a word-based local descriptor; and if she will place such a list covering Northern Ireland postcodes in the Library.
(38297)
578  
  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact the proposed London congestion charge will have on Consignia's operations in the charging zone.
(37817)
579  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department was informed of the attempt by the LNM Group to acquire Sidex.
(37932)
580  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings have taken place since 1997 between ministers and officials of her Department and Mr Lakshmi Mittal and executives of the LNM Group; on what dates the meetings occurred; and who attended from her Department.
(37929)
581  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she received from other ministers requests for advice in connection with the attempted acquisition of Sidex by the LNM Group.
(37935)
582  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on the illegal disposal of waste goods; and if she will make a statement.
(38124)
583  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department will take to ensure CHP is excluded from the obligation base for the Government's renewable energy obligation.
(37698)
584  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the tanks used to store high-level radioactive waste at the BNFL B215 facility at Sellafield were constructed; and what projections were made regarding their useful and safe lifespan at the time of construction.
(37697)
585  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government's CHP target is reflected in her Department's aims and objectives with particular reference to guidelines on sustainable development; and when she plans to issue them to the non-Ministerial government departments for which she is responsible.
(37703)
586  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on arrangements for the storage of high-level radioactive waste at the BNFL B215 facility at Sellafield.
(37696)
587  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the contribution to gross domestic product of (a) audio-visual equipment manufacturers and (b) consumer electronics manufacturers.
(38127)
588  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department will issue the statutory social and environmental guidelines to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
(37699)
589  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations her Department has received concerning the adequacy of current security provision at BNFL's B215 facility at Sellafield, with particular reference to waste storage containers.
(37700)
590  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much caesium-147 is stored in above-ground tanks at the BNFL reprocessing plant at Sellafield.
(37701)
591  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action has been taken as a result of her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Department of Energy in relation to new and renewable energy technologies.
(37704)
592  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of average profit margin in the last five years of (a) audio-visual equipment manufacturers and (b) consumer electronics manufacturers.
(38126)
593  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Chairman of the Construction Industry Certification Scheme following their refusal to recognise the Registration of Landbased Operatives Scheme launched by the British Association of Landscape Industries.
(37624)
594  
  
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will encourage the Construction Industry Certification Scheme to recognise the Rolo Scheme launched by the British Association of Landscape Industries.
(37623)
595  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the dates that Ministers in her Department have received hospitality in their ministerial capacities since 1st January 1999 from Global Crossing; and if she will make a statement.
(37686)
596  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 18th January, Official Report, column 508W, on departmental expenditure, whether the figure provided was net of the additional annually managed spending that was incurred because of the refinancing scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(38307)
597  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the annual revenues that would be generated if the Export Credit Guarantee Department were required to generate a return to the Government on capital of six per cent. in real terms; and if she will make a statement.
(38262)
598  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 11th February, to the honourable Member for Eastbourne, Official Report, column 60W, on Arthur Andersen, if she will place interim reports from the contracts in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(37687)
599  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the number of premises at which the provision access for disabled people would be commercially unviable.
(38385)
600  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason she decided not to hold a public enquiry into the proposed CEFU Croes wind power station in Cardiganshire; and how many applications of similar size have been put before her.
(38386)
601  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she is taking to facilitate the export of British steel products to the USA.
(38391)
602  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the latest posting time was to achieve next-day delivery of post from the Isle of Wight to (a) Belfast, (b) Cardiff, (c) Edinburgh, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Leeds, (h) London South-Western District and (i) Birmingham in (i) 2001, (ii) 1991 and (iii) 1981.
(37603)
603  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether her Department was consulted by the Prime Minister regarding the purchase by LNM Holdings of Sidex.
(38392)
604  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost of the legal action against Arthur Andersen was; and what assessment she has made of the outcome of that action.
(38389)
605  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the latest posting time was to achieve next-day delivery of post to the Isle of Wight from (a) Belfast, (b) Cardiff, (c) Edinburgh, (d) Liverpool, (e) Manchester, (f) Newcastle, (g) Leeds, (h) London South-Western District and (i) Birmingham in (i) 2001, (ii) 1991 and (iii) 1981.
(37602)
606  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many contracts Arthur Andersen received from HM Government in each year since 1987; and what the aggregate value of those contracts was (a) before and (b) since 1997.
(38388)
607  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who her predecessor's legal advisers were in the action against Arthur Andersen; and who they were at the time of the settlement thereof.
(38387)
608  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether civil servants who were dealing with her predecessor's action against Arthur Andersen at the time of settlement had been engaged in the allocation and monitoring of the government grant to (a) the De Lorean Motor Company and (b) nominee directors of that company.
(38390)
609  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to extend the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to apply to disabled youngsters on work placements.
(38278)
610  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average amount of council tax is, based on the average band D dwelling, that tax-payers in East Sussex (a) contribute towards policing through the Sussex Police Authority and (b) contributed towards policing in tax-year 1996-97; and what the English shire average for these periods was.
(37904)
611  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of Red/green zone working - A report on the progress with maximumisation of green zone working on Railtrack infrastructure.
(37723)
612  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many employees of railway companies and their contractors successfully completed safety training courses in each year since 1990.
(37724)
613  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average number of people per 100 million passenger journeys who were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured by each major mode of transport was in each of the last three years.
(37725)
614  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many employees of railway companies and their contractors held certificates to (a) work on the track, (b) supervise others working on the track and (c) train people to work on the track in each year since 1990.
(37715)
615  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many hours of safety training were provided to employees of railway companies and their contractors in each year since 1990.
(37716)
616  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) fatal and (b) major injuries there were to (i) railway staff and (ii) their contractors in each year since 1990.
(37714)
617  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 21st January, Official Report, column 571W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37887)
618  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37810)
619  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to set requirements for (a) the level of brightness and (b) the size of cycle lamps.
(38089)
620  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to make the wearing of cycle helmets by cyclists a statutory requirement.
(38090)
621  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which housing authority will have responsibility for housing applicants for asylum approved for indefinite leave to remain under the proposals in the White Paper, Asylum Law.
(37275)
622  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many malicious dwelling fires there were in each region and nation of the United Kingdom in each year since 1997; and how many fires there were per (a) dwelling and (b) capita in each region in each year since 1997.
(37832)
623  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to encourage the development of a tramway service within the Greater London area.
(38201)
624  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the mileage in use within Greater London of the red route system.
(38202)
625  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of affordable housing.
(37177)
626  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many new council houses have been (a) built since 1997 and (b) brought out of disrepair and are now available.
(37178)
627  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what regulations are in place on minimum standards for the size and quality of housing.
(37176)
628  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what increases in resources have been given to local government since 1997; what additional resources have been given to local government for personal social services; and if he will make a statement.
(37179)
629  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many houses were built in each region by housing associations in each of the last five years.
(37465)
630  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the operation of the rural exception sites policy.
(37466)
631  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he plans to put into place to encourage greater co-operation between planning and housing officers of local authorities.
(37467)
632  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards development land trusts.
(37468)
633  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the decision of the Exmoor National Park Authority not to pursue its policy of restricting ownership, with particular reference to second home owners.
(37469)
634  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what advice is given to local planning authorities about the distance that Tetra should be sited from residential properties.
(37742)
635  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what landscape criteria are considered in applications to site Tetra masts.
(37743)
636  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38151)
637  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38187)
638  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government will make a decision on funding to fire authorities in England and Wales for the additional costs of emergency planning following the events of 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(37886)
639  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fishermen who have lost their lives at sea in UK waters in each of the past five years were (a) UK citizens, (b) crew of a UK-registered flag of convenience vessel and (c) crew of foreign vessels.
(37951)
640  
  
Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) accidents at sea, (b) fishing vessels lost and (c) lives lost there were in the UK fishing industry during 2001.
(37950)
641  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what duty of care is required for members of the boards of registered social landlords when undertaking investment decisions; and what the consequences are of failure to meet this duty.
(38093)
642  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to pay housing benefit for council tenants on the same basis as for tenants of registered social landlords; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for the current arrangements in this regard.
(38092)
643  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total number and value of grants made under the Road Haulage Modernisation Fund is, broken down by nation or region.
(37717)
644  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what bids for starter home initiative funding have been received from organisations in Worthing and Adur since the start of the scheme.
(37131)
645  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what clinical evidence his Department has evaluated regarding mortality resulting from exposure to asbestos.
(37588)
646  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish a list of vacancies for retained firefighters at each (a) fire station in West Sussex and East Sussex and (b) fire brigade area in England and Wales.
(37133)
647  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what independent scientific reports have been used by the Health and Safety Executive in formulating their policy toward white asbestos; and which independent scientists have advised the Health and Safety Executive about the dangers of white asbestos.
(37587)
648  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason no starter home initiative bids from organisations within Worthing and Adur were successful in the recent round.
(37132)
649  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Health and Safety Executive will produce confirmed pathology of mortality from handling asbestos cement in the UK in the last 30 years.
(37610)
650  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent estimate he has made of the likely cost involved in compliance with the EU ban on white asbestos.
(37611)
651  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Health and Safety Executive will produce confirmed pathology for cases of mesotheliomas linked to white asbestos for persons aged (a) under and (b) over 60 years of age.
(37609)
652  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce proposals to make (a) the developer and (b) the planning authority responsible for (i) flood defences and (ii) buildings on flood plains which are subsequently flooded.
(37632)
653  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who will monitor maintenance levels of local authority roads following the completion of the detrunking programme.
(37807)
654  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he takes to ensure that maximum weight limits on local bridges are enforced; and if he will make a statement on the penalties applicable to those in breach of those limits.
(37634)
655  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future of English Partnerships and their responsibility for the coalfield regeneration programme.
(37653)
656  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with Treasury ministers on the definition of his proposed company limited by guarantee as a replacement for Railtrack and the PSBR.
(37240)
657  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact on travel patterns of the housebuilding targets.
(37276)
658  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the timing and structure of the proposed review of the new voting systems for the devolved administrations and the European Parliament and the report of the Jenkins Commission.
(37644)
659  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the annual level of national housing revenue accounts load debt was in each year from 1997/98 to date; and what the capital financing costs of that debt were.
(37648)
660  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of capital receipts from the sale of housing and other housing revenue assets was in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01.
(37647)
661  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to permit local authorities to redirect funds originating in their housing revenue accounts to (a) set up arms length housing management organisations and (b) direct investment in municipally owned housing.
(37646)
662  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was spent in 2001 and what budget is allocated for (a) 2002 and (b) 2003 for early debt redemption costs of housing stock transfers in England and Wales.
(37645)
663  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, further to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 140, on housing associations, if he will publish his assessment of the value for money of house construction by housing associations and councils, indicating in both cases the allowance made for housing benefit and other associated benefit costs.
(37738)
664  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the cost of paying off all local authority historic housing debt.
(37649)
665  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the amount of state funding the Labour Party will receive from the policy development grant in the next four years.
(37852)
666  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many press notices his Department has issued mentioning policy development grant since his Department received responsibility for electoral and political party regulation.
(37853)
667  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much each political party in receipt of policy development grant is projected to receive in the forthcoming year.
(37850)
668  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what transport multi-modal studies are (a) completed, (b) in progress and (c) planned; what their (i) expected publication date and (ii) location is; and which he has (1) accepted and (2) rejected.
(37868)
669  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proposals his Department has to introduce legislation relating to the regulation of (a) political parties and (b) elections in the next 12 months.
(37851)
670  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason he used his powers under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government Act 1992 to introduce the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) Regulations 2001; and whether the regulations could have been enacted under the powers granted to him by the Local Government Act 2000.
(37854)
671  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 111W, on KCC speed interactive signs, if he will indicate when later in the year might be.
(37308)
672  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which companies that have been involved in public private partnerships with his Department have become insolvent since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(38263)
673  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 249W, on reputational externalities, if the concept of reputational externalities was used as an element of the financial analyses of the London Underground PPP final assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(37622)
674  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many applications for state aid funding have been refused in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(38054)
675  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to offer alternative funding to local authorities which had planned to use the Partnership Investment Programme.
(38053)
676  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance is issued by his Department to farmers and landlowners regarding their duty of care relating to mud on road surfaces; what plans he has to publish a code of practice for farmers and landowners clarifying their liability in road traffic accidents where mud is cited as a contributory factor to the hazardous road condition; and if he will make a statement.
(37918)
677  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of residential dwellings are vacant in St Helens South, including (a) privately rented, (b) owner occupied, (c) council rented or (d) housing association.
(38266)
678  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of journeys were made by (a) public transport, (b) bicycle and (c) on foot as the main method of travel in (i) St Helens South, (ii) the North West and (iii) England in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(38271)
679  
  
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October 2001, Official Report, column 884W, on high hedges, when he estimates there will be space in the parliamentary timetable for such legislation.
(37855)
680  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 6th February, Official Report, column 960W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37901)
681  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38184)
682  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38148)
683  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) analogue and (b) integrated digital television sets his Department has purchased in each of the last 24 months; and if he will make a statement.
(38174)
684  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38372)
685  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he received from other ministers requests for advice in connection with the attempted acquisition of Sidex by the LNM Group.
(37936)
686  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) his Department, (b) his agencies and (c) other public bodies for which he has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997.
(37809)
687  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th January, Official Report, column 420W, what the cost of refurbishing each Ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997.
(37896)
688  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations he has received on the extension of home responsibilities protection to whole-time foster-carers.
(37304)
689  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are entitled to home responsibilities protection; and at what annual cost.
(37305)
690  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 6th November 2000 to the honourable Member for Havant, Official Report, column 92W, if he will estimate the same data for each region and nation of the UK; and if he will also express the estimates as a percentage of the total numbers of pensioners and children the figures represent.
(37885)
691  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the financial assistance given to carers was last reviewed.
(38203)
692  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many retired people in the Tooting constituency are in receipt of the minimum income guarantee.
(38205)
693  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux on its implementation of fraud prevention methods, with particular regard to local authorities.
(37463)
694  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice his Department is giving to local offices on the subject of local exchange trading schemes.
(37464)
695  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the official visits within the UK outside London made by each Minister in his Department in 2001, giving for each (a) the origin and destination and (b) the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on choice of mode of travel for official visits.
(38188)
696  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the official visits to (a) Paris and (b) Brussels made by each Minister in his Department in 2001 and the mode of travel used; and what guidance is provided to Ministers in his Department on the choice of mode of travel for such visits.
(38152)
697  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether pensioner tax credit will serve as a qualifying benefit for Warm Front grants.
(37638)
698  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many contracts the Department has with Capita; and how much they are worth.
(38375)
699  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 104W, on pensions, what his definition is of good information; and if this includes information on loss of entitlement to means-tested benefits.
(38317)
700  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department plans to spend on (a) winter fuel payments and (b) Warm Front plus grants in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03.
(37640)
701  
  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners he estimates are claiming the minimum income guarantee in the Cleethorpes constituency.
(37754)
702  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what systems exist to enable members of the public to inform his Department of cases of benefit fraud.
(38197)
703  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the number of Jobcentres for which each disability employment adviser is responsible, and the procedures that are in place for dealing with cover during times of (a) sickness and (b) agreed absence; and if he will make a statement.
(37584)
704  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average cost was of an appeal to (a) a social security appeal tribunal and (b) a child support appeal tribunal, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(37586)
705  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to increase the budget for disability service teams; and if he will make a statement.
(37585)
706  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the current rates of benefit are; when they were set; and what criteria were used to establish the level of benefit.
(37953)
707  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to review the current benefits system; and when the last review was carried out.
(37952)
708  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many patients in long stay hospitals and nursing homes in Scotland are in receipt of benefits, broken down by benefits accessed.
(37954)
709  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of children under 16 live in households where families claim means tested benefit in (a) St Helens South, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North-West and (d) England.
(38269)
710  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of the unemployed in St Helens South have been unemployed for a year or more (a) this year, (b) in 1997 and (c) in 1992.
(38268)
711  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Minister for Women, what budgetary provision there is for the current financial year for the cost of the Women and Equality Unit.
(37147)
712  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will introduce (a) a programme of emergency loans for businesses affected by disaster and (b) a disaster-planning unit to produce disaster plans for foreseeable disasters.
[Transferred] (37590)
713  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what work is in progress on designation of exclusive economic zones in respect of (a) the Falkland Islands, (b) St Georgia, (c) St Helena and (d) Ascension Island; what the deadline is for designation under Article 76 of the UN Law of the Sea Convention 1984; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (37751)
714  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what systems the National Radiological Protection Board has in place to update their radiation risk models; when the risk models were last reviewed; and when the risk models were last updated.
[Transferred] (38275)
715  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the National Radiological Protection Board's policy is on the radiation risk from (a) external and (b) internal low level radiation; when this policy was developed; and when it is next subject to review.
[Transferred] (38274)
716  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has made to the Government of Brazil regarding the deforestation of the rainforests.
[Transferred] (38111)
717  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she hopes to achieve regarding the deforestation of the Amazon rainforests at the 2002 Summit for Sustainable Development.
[Transferred] (38110)
718  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what progress has been made towards meeting his pledge that all central government should be contactable electronically by 2005; which (a) Ministers and (b) members of the Cabinet are contactable by the public via e-mail; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (38163)
719  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the Tooting constituency have been awarded the disabled person's tax credit in each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (38204)


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