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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 28 February 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 28 February, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 
THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39731)
2  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39828)
3  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, ref 32799, on which date the Cabinet Office guidelines on sponsorship took effect; and if he will make a statement.
(39729)
4  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how much the Government has spent on advertising in each year since 1993 in (a) English, (b) Welsh and (c) Welsh and English.
(39518)
5  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38762)
6  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38763)
7  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38764)
8  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding she has given to grassroots sports in each constituency since 1992; what the most recent annual figure is; and if she will make a statement on her plans for the future of the development of grassroots sports with particular reference to South East Cornwall constituency.
(38333)
9  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the work of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Trust; and what financial assistance and support her Department is giving to the festival.
(39543)
10  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, under what powers Television Licensing Authority officers visit households seeking permission to enter those premises.
(39353)
11  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is the policy of the Television Licensing Authority to visit the homes of people who do not have television sets.
(39352)
12  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's policy is on the future relationship of the BBC with Ofcom.
(39628)
13  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many users she expects the Culture Online project to have (a) from its launch and (b) in each year until 2010.
(39391)
14  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will give the full cost and a breakdown of the costs of setting up the Culture Online project; and what is the projected cost for future financial years for which figures are available.
(39390)
15  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been spent by (a) her Department and (b) other Government departments for the purpose of preventing an item being exported, following the placing of an export bar, since 1997.
(39409)
16  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the (a) number, (b) type and (c) value of items that have been accepted by the Inland Revenue in lieu of tax (i) since May 1997 to the most recent date for which figures are available and (ii) between May 1990 and April 1997.
(39392)
17  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) companies, (b) organisations and (c) individuals have been approached with a view to making donations to fund this year's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
(39403)
18  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when Culture Online will be launched; and if she will make a statement.
(39388)
19  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's timetable is for the upgrading of digital television transmitters to widen the distribution of digital television services.
(39405)
20  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the (a) companies, (b) organisations and (c) individuals who have made donations to the Golden Jubilee project; and what (i) financial and (ii) other donations they each have made.
(39385)
21  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to give the English Tourism Council a marketing budget in order to market England; and if she will make a statement.
(39506)
22  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) unique visitors and (b) page impressions have been received by (i) the DCMS website and (ii) the Golden Jubliee Website.
(39402)
23  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will answer the question tabled on 22nd January Ref. 279, in regard to the New Year's festivities at the Millennium Dome; and if she will make a statement.
(39393)
24  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings have taken place to discuss sponsorship of events related to the Golden Jubilee celebrations; which (a) members of the Government, (b) companies, (c) organisations and (d) individuals took part; and what the date was of each meeting.
(39404)
25  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations and companies have participated in the Culture Online project; and what their (a) financial and (b) other contributions have been.
(39389)
26  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for each item that has had an export bar placed on it by the Department since 1997, how long the export bar has remained in place and how many of these items were (a) allowed to remain in the country indefinitely and (b) eventually exported.
(39408)
27  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to allow the upgrading of transmitters in West Yorkshire.
(39406)
28  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many export bars have been carried out by her Department for each year since 1997; and if she will list the items and their value.
(39407)
29  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39337)
30  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of her staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if she will make a statement.
(39747)
31  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether fair trade products are sold in her Department.
(39825)
32  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what action she has taken following the Elite Sports Funding Review published in August 2001.
(39762)
33  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many representations have been received in support of the removal of existing prohibitions on United Christian broadcasters.
(39484)
34  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the estimated cost to the tourist industry is of (a) the events of 11th September and (b) foot and mouth; and if she will make a statement.
(38835)
35  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with her Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with her Department in each of the past five years.
(38760)
36  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tourist visitors there were to each (a) region and (b) country of the UK for each year since 1995.
(38863)
37  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total revenue was from tourists in 2000 broken down by (a) region and (b) country.
(38836)
38  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the capital cost of each community buy-out has been since 1994, and if she will list awards to assist in community buy-outs from the new Opportunities Fund's Scottish Land Fund that have been awarded since February 2001.
(38699)
39  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) her Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38759)
40  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what income has been generated from the film industry in each (a) region and (b) country in the United Kingdom in each year since 1995.
(38837)
41  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by her Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38761)
42  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been made available (a) from her Department and (b) from the National Lottery, for assisting in capital building projects for (i) football stadiums and (ii) rugby league stadiums in (A) 1999, (B) 2000 and (C) 2001.
(37188)
43  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been made available (a) from her Department and (b) from the National Lottery for assisting in renovation work to theatres in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.
(37189)
44  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what impact free museum entry in London has had on admission numbers.
(39751)
45  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proposals are being considered to expand the programme of free museum entry across the United Kingdom.
(39750)
46  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the cost of buildings refurbishment carried out by his Department between 1992 and 1997.
(39466)
47  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost is of the public private partnership for the redevelopment of his Department's main building in Whitehall.
(39467)
48  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of new builds, demolitions rebuilds and PFI projects in his Department in each of the last 10 years.
(39465)
49  
N  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what input his Department is making to the deliberations of the European Union's Advisory Group on Aerospace (STAR 21); and when the Group is expected to make its recommendations.
(39037)
50  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the report written by Colonel Curran Snagge entitled 'The Command Structure in the UK' examining the move of the Army's northern headquarters from York to Edinburgh.
(38529)
51  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December 2001, ref 24020, when he intends to write to the honourable Member; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(38821)
52  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with Richard Branson and executives of Virgin about the commercial future of RAF Brize Norton.
(38526)
53  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority about the suitability of RAF Lyneham for commercial airline operations.
(38527)
54  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the physical contours of RAF Lyneham conform to the CAA's safety requirements for commercial airline operations.
(38528)
55  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 17th December 2001, Official Report, column 340W, when the final assessment of the costs of moving the Army's northern headquarters from York to Edinburgh will have been made; what increase there has been in the number of people working at Craigiehall and York; and what military reason there was for the move from York to Craigiehall.
(38872)
56  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent guidance has been given to the MDP on the compatibility of their responsibilities for guarding (a) civil and (b) defence sites; and if he will make a statement.
(39538)
57  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39340)
58  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the units in the Army that have had an average interval between operational tours of (a) over 24 months and (b) under 24 months in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(38346)
59  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims for compensation have been received from female recruits injured during gender free physical testing.
(39503)
60  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many person-days have been lost as a result of injuries sustained in gender free physical training.
(39504)
61  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women have been injured as a result of gender free physical training.
(39502)
62  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the cost of treating women injured as a result of gender free physical training.
(39505)
63  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39741)
64  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the mission types for British Forces.
(38509)
65  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the British Armed Forces are deployed as at 1st February.
(38508)
66  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the exercises outside Europe undertaken by the British Armed Forces in 2001 and the unit which took part.
(38507)
67  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39831)
68  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which overseas countries military personnel were trained in the United Kingdom in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001; and if he will indicate in each case how many personnel were trained.
(39517)
69  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to award armed forces pensions to those who served before 1975; and if he will make a statement.
(39486)
70  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38757)
71  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38756)
72  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38758)
73  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local learning and skills councils have appointed specialist officers in basic skills.
(38452)
74  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations her Department has received from schools wishing to form federations of schools; and if she will list the schools which would be included in each federation.
(38856)
75  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the expressions of interest in the establishment of new faith schools which have been received by her Department in (a) the last year and (b) the last three months.
(38857)
76  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many visits she and ministers in her Department have made since 7th June 2001 to (a) comprehensive schools without specialist status, (b) comprehensive schools with specialist status, (c) grammar schools, (d) secondary modern or high schools in wholly selective LEA areas and (e) independent schools, broken down by each category and each minister.
(38858)
77  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the progress her Department has made in appointing basic skills specialists to local learning and skills councils.
(38855)
78  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those maintained schools which are known not to be offering the full national curriculum.
(38859)
79  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the proportion of pupils proceeding into higher education from (a) schools with sixth forms and (b) schools without sixth forms in each of the last three years.
(38860)
80  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria are used by the HEFC to determine those areas which qualify for postcode premium payments in connection with widening participation; and what the qualifying post code areas are.
(38861)
81  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the teacher vacancy rate was in (a) nursery/primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each constituency in England (i) in 1992, (ii) in 1997, (iii) in 2001 and (iv) at the most recent available date.
(38338)
82  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 746W, on Amy Gehring, if she will make a statement on the content of that letter; and what action, and when, her Department took in response.
(39414)
83  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 746W, on Amy Gehring, on how many occasions in each of the past three years a police force has written to her Department to raise issues about a working teacher; and what action was taken in each case.
(39415)
84  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 746W, on Amy Gehring, on what date the contents of the letter were communicated to Ministers.
(39416)
85  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many autistic pupils there were in each year since 1997 in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the UK.
(39619)
86  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on autistic education in each year since 1997 in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the UK.
(39618)
87  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action is being taken to promote Autism Awareness year.
(39621)
88  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools there are in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the UK which specialise in the treatment of autism; and what plans there are to increase this number.
(39620)
89  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the value and effectiveness of knowledge transfer initiatives sponsored by her Department.
(38521)
90  
N  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers there were in the different age bands in each local education authority in January 2001.
(39219)
91  
N  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish the volume of statistics on teachers.
(39220)
92  
N  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers were at each point on the pay band in each local education authority in January 2001.
(39218)
93  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39338)
94  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent discussions she has had with the Department for Work and Pensions about the payment of jobseekers' allowance to classroom assistants and other educational workers nor paid during school holidays.
(39463)
95  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she (a) has taken and (b) intends to take to encourage local authorities to pay classroom assistants all year round.
(39461)
96  
  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of specific grants made available from her Department through the Standards Fund required local education authorities to make a contribution in the years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.
(39630)
97  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many members of her staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if she will make a statement.
(39746)
98  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if her Department maintains a list of PFI-funded projects.
(39539)
99  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what is the role of the design champion in her Department.
(39540)
100  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether fair trade products are sold in her Department.
(39823)
101  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many bids there have been; what sums have been allocated; what the budget is for Rapid Response funding in 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.
(39421)
102  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 711W, on pre-school funding, when the Ofsted and QCA files referred to will be placed in the Library.
(39422)
103  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with her Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with her Department in each of the past five years.
(38754)
104  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) her Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38753)
105  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by her Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38755)
106  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her duty under section 10 of the Education Act 1996 extends to the promotion of education for asylum seekers in detention and reception centres.
(37278)
107  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to (a) monitor and (b) reduce harmful emissions from municipal incinerators.
(39212)
108  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will request that evidence submitted to the Lessons Learned Inquiry into Foot and Mouth is published as and when it is received, provided that those submitting evidence are content for this to happen.
(38833)
109  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the visits and meetings so far (a) undertaken and (b) arranged by the Lessons Learned Inquiry into Foot and Mouth.
(38834)
110  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the contribution to meeting the Government's recycling targets to date of the PFI credits announced in the last comprehensive spending review.
(38827)
111  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of farming businesses which are connected to the worldwide web.
(38828)
112  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the frequency and mothodology of sampling for dioxin emissions at the SELCHP incinerator.
(38829)
113  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if it was a condition, accepted by Dr Anderson on his appointment as Chairman of the Foot and Mouth Lessons Learned Inquiry, that interviews conducted with Ministers or senior officials would not be published in verbatim form.
(38832)
114  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent fraudulent claims for agricultural subsidies; and if she will make a statement.
(38823)
115  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) sheep, (b) cattle and (c) other animals subject to the three kilometre cull policy during the foot and mouth outbreak in Cumbria were destroyed under voluntary arrangements; and if she will make a statement.
(38824)
116  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the flock of sheep in Kirkby Stephen in which one animal was found to be foot and mouth antibody positive was tested for the presence of antibodies prior to its arrival on the farm.
(38825)
117  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the level of dioxin emissions from the SELCHP incinerator.
(38826)
118  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether confirmed cases of foot and mouth are determined according to clinical signs of the disease, the presence of disease antibodies, the presence of a live virus, or by other means; and if she will make a statement on whether the criteria for determining infected premises has changed since 30th September.
(38831)
119  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the letter of appointment agreed between the Government and Dr Anderson in relation to his duties as Chairman of the Lessons Learned Inquiry.
(38841)
120  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the dates and locations of spot checks on illegal meat imports carried out by her Department in the last two years.
(38842)
121  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the economic impact of initiatives promoting local produce within the respective areas.
(39410)
122  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received for the freedom to roam to be introduced on a region-by-region basis.
(39384)
123  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what initiatives her Department is supporting to promote local produce in the South West.
(39411)
124  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many appeals have been (a) heard and (b) upheld against (i) livestock culls and (ii) contiguous culls since 20th February 2001.
(37795)
125  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of deliberately infecting livestock since 20th February 2001.
(37796)
126  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) found guilty of obstructing Government culls of livestock since 20th February 2001.
(37797)
127  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to question 3534; and if she will make a statement.
(38343)
128  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to question 3537; and if she will make a statement.
(38345)
129  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) found guilty of obstructing Government inspections of farm premises since 20th February 2001.
(37798)
130  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to question 3689; and if she will make a statement.
(38342)
131  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to question 3690; and if she will make a statement.
(38344)
132  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the importation of cattle feed into the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(38525)
133  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the monitoring procedure to assess foot-and-mouth status in farm animals; and if she will make a statement.
(38862)
134  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cases of animals known to have the foot-and-mouth antibody there have been since 30th September 2001.
(38524)
135  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates since 30th September 2001 (a) tests have been carried out for foot and mouth disease, (b) the diagnosis of those tests has been received and (c) those animals tested and found to be dangerous contacts have been slaughtered.
(38659)
136  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the incubation period for the foot-and-mouth disease is in (a) cattle and (b) sheep.
(38523)
137  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what predicted levels of emissions from traffic the Government is using over (a) five (b) 10 and (c) 20 years periods to meet the Kyoto and successor protocols.
(39840)
138  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the use of information technology in energy efficiency; and what good practice exists in the United Kingdom.
(39378)
139  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will investigate the use of the enhanced capital allowance scheme to encourage greater take-up of energy efficiency equipment and methods for (a) retail/commercial, (b) individual and (c) domestic applications.
(39379)
140  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives exist for installation of energy efficiency equipment to enable the introduction of measures to control plant more efficiently and effectively.
(39380)
141  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on what research the Countryside Agency has launched into social exclusion and transport; and when it is expected to publish its research.
(39395)
142  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Countryside Agency on the subject of village halls.
(39394)
143  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on what help is available through (a) her Department and (b) the Countryside Agency to local community councils.
(39397)
144  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when Section 47 of the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 will be implemented.
(39522)
145  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funds have been allocated to coastal communities for flood defence work per capita in each of the past 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
(39400)
146  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government plans to increase the amount of flood defence funds for coastal communities this year; and if she will make a statement.
(39401)
147  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to respond to the report of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food; and if she will make a statement.
(39399)
148  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve the public image of farming in England; and if she will make a statement.
(39398)
149  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions in 2000 and 2001 UKREP were requested to establish the understanding of other EU states on its applicability of EU Regulation 2037/2000 to matters connected with the disposal of refrigerators and freezer insulating materials.
(38867)
150  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the report made to the EU Commission under the terms of paragraph 6 of Article 15 of EU Regulations 2037/2000 (29th June 2000).
(38870)
151  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish details of the methodology used to determine the size of the monies given to local authorities to further assist in the costs associated with the implementation of the Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation for the period 1st January 2002 to 31st March 2002; and what his estimate is for the annual cost of these measures.
(38866)
152  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what receipts there have been for (a) each county and (b) other waste disposal authorities of the additional monies made available for the disposal of old refrigerators and freezers.
(38865)
153  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's understanding of paragraph 14 of the recitals to EC Regulation 2037/2000 as agreed on 29th June 2000.
(38871)
154  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39347)
155  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 275W, on asbestos, what differentiations she has made between white and blue asbestos waste, including asbestos cement.
(39231)
156  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of water supply in the UK carried through blue asbestos pipes.
(39243)
157  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what she estimates the cost will be of starting a scheme for plastic sheet recycling for farmers.
(37988)
158  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated weight is of unrecycled plastic in the countryside; and what its environmental impact is.
(37989)
159  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what economic assessment has been made of the cost of banning Thinsec (Carbaryl) for the top fruit industry.
(39245)
160  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, why the use of Thinsec (Carbaryl) for top fruit has been banned.
(39246)
161  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on the decision to ban Thinsec (Carbaryl) for UK top fruit producers; and which EU countries plan to follow the UK's lead.
(39244)
162  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with local councils on the impact charges for taking cars at scrapyards has had on the numbers of cars being dumped; and if she will make a statement.
(39272)
163  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds have been tested for tuberculosis and how many were found positive in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) England in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(39266)
164  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many herds are under restriction through tuberculosis (a) in England and (b) in Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(39265)
165  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what investigations she has made of the experience in the Republic of Ireland of tuberculosis in cattle; and if she will make a statement.
(39268)
166  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports (a) she and (b) Parliament receive from the (i) Ports Authority, (ii) HM Customs and Excise and (iii) Foods Standards Agency regarding the importing of illegal meat.
(39262)
167  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the interaction of the Ports Authority, HM Customs and Excise and the Foods Standards Agency in tackling illegal imports of meat.
(39261)
168  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the results of the genetically modified crops trials.
(39275)
169  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with other EU countries concerning monopolies with respect to milk marketing; and if she will make a statement.
(39264)
170  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers there were in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) the UK in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(39269)
171  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of meat imports are checked on entry to the UK; and if she will make a statement.
(39263)
172  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the EU about the CAP underspend; and if she will make a statement.
(39283)
173  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) beef and (b)lamb is produced annually in the UK; what the annual consumption of these products in the UK is; how much of these products was imported in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(39260)
174  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the foot and mouth compensation payments were made by the (a) UK and (b) EU; and if she will make a statement.
(39258)
175  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many genetically modified crops were imported into the UK for the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(39273)
176  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average time taken is form making IACS payments to farmers (a) in the UK and (b) in other EU countries; and if she will make a statement.
(39280)
177  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average price of wheat has been in the UK in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what the (a) world and (b) EU prices were; and if she will make a statement.
(39282)
178  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the landfill tax on fly tipping; and if she will make a statement.
(39271)
179  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the CAP underspend related to arable farming in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(39284)
180  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will pay interest to farmers who have received their IACS payments late.
(39278)
181  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will investigate the time taken for payment of IACS in Gloucestershire; and if she will make a statement.
(39277)
182  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking on the preliminary results of the trials being conducted on tuberculosis in cattle; and if she will make a statement.
(39267)
183  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on recent chanes in the rate of tuberculosis in cattle in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) the UK.
(39270)
184  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the CAP underspend has been given back to the UK in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
(39285)
185  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of farmers who were under Form D restrictions qualify for IACS payments; and if she will make a statement.
(39279)
186  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to claim agrimonetary compensation from the CAP; and if she will make a statement.
(39281)
187  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of IACS payments due were made before 31st January 2002 (a) in Gloucestershire and (b) in England.
(39276)
188  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her policy towards growing genetically modified crops.
(39274)
189  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, further to his Answer of 4th December, Official Report, column 271W, on EU vessels, how many vessels, operating under non-EU flags of convenience but owned by Community companies, receive Community financial support for activity other than modernisation grants.
(39754)
190  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of her staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if she will make a statement.
(39743)
191  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether fair trade products are sold in her Department.
(39826)
192  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the Environment Agency has taken to improve access to waters for canoeists.
(39476)
193  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date each Regional Fisheries, Ecology and Recreation Advisory Committee of the Environment Agency last discussed improving access to water for non-powered craft.
(39477)
194  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which members of the Environment Agency Board have had interests in (a) angling and (b) boating/canoeing.
(39479)
195  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will consider making Environment Agency funding to improve angling opportunities dependent on improving access for non-powered craft to the same waters.
(39478)
196  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for developing and applying criteria for determining long-term investment in sewers.
(39481)
197  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what non-domesticated animals other than brown rats have been implicated in the spread of foot and mouth; and what steps were taken to destroy them on infected farms.
(39490)
198  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the most recent assessment was of the contribution of wild brown rats to the spread of foot and mouth; and what the outcome was.
(39489)
199  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by her Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38752)
200  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) her Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38750)
201  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with her Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with her Department in each of the past five years.
(38751)
202  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February Ref 36800, what action the Office of National Savings has taken pursuant to the conclusion of the strategic marketing review that it should develop the relationship with Post Office.
(39034)
203  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February Ref 36800, if he will place a copy of the strategic marketing review in the Library.
(39035)
204  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the percentage of GNP is committed to overseas aid in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; what plans he has to increase the percentage of GNP committed to overseas aid; and if he will make a statement.
(39726)
205  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what HM Customs and Excise procedure is with regard to the policy of seizing private vehicles at UK ports for offences relating to the smuggling of tobacco and alcohol; and what the levels are of fees that must be paid.
(39767)
206  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been received by HM Customs and Excise in the past five years relating to the seizure of private and light goods vehicles at UK ports for suspected smuggling offences.
(39768)
207  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private and light goods vehicles have been seized by HM Customs and Excise in the last five years for suspected smuggling offences; and, of these, how many were (a) confiscated indefinitely and (b) returned for a fee.
(39769)
208  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many websites offering the sale of non-duty paid tobacco and alcohol have been shut down within the past five years.
(39765)
209  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been prosecuted for smuggling tobacco and alcohol into the country during the past five years; and what forms of punishment were administered to these individuals.
(39764)
210  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government has formally responded to the formal request for information received from the European Commission relating to excise duties on tobacco and alcohol; and if he will place a copy of this response in the Library.
(39809)
211  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the changes in Inland Revenue staff numbers between 1st January 2000 and 1st January 2002.
(38519)
212  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of the tax relief granted in respect of corporate venturing; and what assessment he has made of the economic impact of the tax relief for corporate venturing.
(38511)
213  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what computer software complies with the Inland Revenue's payroll software standards.
(38516)
214  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the economic impact of the EIS and UCT schemes.
(38512)
215  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many small businesses have accepted the offer of a detailed health check of their payroll systems.
(38515)
216  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14th February, Official Report, column 579W, on small enterprise (allowances), what use has been made of these allowances.
(38660)
217  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the level of usage of the New Enterprise Support initiative helpline.
(38513)
218  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the trends in the number of income tax payers between (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.
(38518)
219  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the work of the Inland Revenue Business Support Team.
(38514)
220  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many companies with fewer than (a) 16 and (b) seven employees took advantage of EMI in 2000-01.
(38517)
221  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39350)
222  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the countries pegged to the Euro which are outside the Eurozone.
(39642)
223  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39732)
224  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the mathematical formula he uses to decide net change to spending for devolved administrations.
(38822)
225  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the comparability percentages for each Government department, used in spending reviews since 1979.
(38864)
226  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate additional revenues that would arise in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Scotland from a policy of (i) abolishing the upper limit on employees' national insurance contributions, (ii) raising the limit to £50,000, (iii) raising the limit to £100,000 and (iv) charging a rate of (A) 5 per cent. (B) 10 per cent., and (C) 15 per cent. on incomes between the current upper limit and (X) £50,000, (Y) £100,000 and (Z) £250,000.
(39328)
227  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39827)
228  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about giving brewers producing up to 200,000 hl a reduction in their standard duty rate in respect of progressive beer duty.
(39357)
229  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what considerations will inform his decision regarding volume criteria when introducing a system of progressive beer duty; and if he will make a statement.
(39355)
230  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to transpose EC Directive 92/83; and if he will make a statement.
(39356)
231  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February (ref 37050), how many seminars were conducted; what the title and date of each seminar was and which firms sponsored each one; and if he will make a statement.
(39501)
232  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Ref 37050, with reference to Clause 19 of the Cabinet Office Guidance to Departments on Sponsorship of Government Activities, if he will place the written agreement between his Department and Andersen in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(39615)
233  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to discuss greater and faster debt relief with (a) the International Monetary Fund, (b) the World Bank and (c) the regional development banks.
(39253)
234  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to discuss the reform of PRSPs to take account of the financial resources required to achieve the 2015 development goals at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico in March.
(39256)
235  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects all countries eligible for assistance with debt relief under the HIPC initiative to receive debt relief; and what plans he has to raise this at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico in March.
(39252)
236  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to discuss his proposal to hold the debt repayments of those contries without agreed PRSPs in a trust until a PRSP is agreed with other donor countries at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico in March.
(39255)
237  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to discuss the reform of the HIPC initiative to ensure that debt sustainability is consistent with achieving the 2015 development goals at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico in March.
(39254)
238  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38728)
239  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38727)
240  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38726)
241  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the explosions at a UN World Food Programme compound in Bieh, Sudan on 21st February.
(39552)
242  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on UK-Sudan relations.
(39551)
243  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for peace in Angola; and if he will make a statement.
(39725)
244  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to hold discussions with the Angolan government.
(39611)
245  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department and its agencies have made of the background of Mr Mittal of LNM Holdings in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(38503)
246  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government to allow Yassir Arafat to leave Ramallah to attend the Arab Summit in Lebanon between 25th and 26th March.
(38506)
247  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39349)
248  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is his policy to meet the assurances given by the British Government at the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979 to NRZ employees to safeguard their pensions; and if he will compensate the NRZ employees for the failure of the Zimbabwe Government to fulfil promises made in the Lancaster House Agreement.
(39257)
249  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the arrangements were finalised for the Romanian Government's visit to Britain in November 2001.
(39043)
250  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings were held between Romanian officials and Ministers and British Ministers and officials during the Romanian Government's visit to Britain in November 2001.
(39052)
251  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the access of Lord Levy to departmental papers differs from that of Ministers.
(39047)
252  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the role of Lord Levy in his Department.
(39049)
253  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what undertakings were (a) sought and (b) received from LNM/Ispat International when it obtained the assistance of the British Ambassador in Rumania and its attempted acquisition of SIDEX.
(39050)
254  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department invited the Romanian Government to visit Britain in November 2001.
(39053)
255  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will name the countries visited by Lord Levy in his capacity as a special envoy of the British Government.
(39048)
256  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when, and on what authority, the British Ambassador in Romania was authorised to assist the attempted acquisition of SIDEX by LNM/Ispat International.
(39051)
257  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will name the overseas governments with which Lord Levy has undertaken business on behalf of the government.
(39044)
258  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it has been government policy since 1997 to boycott the purchase of fine wines from certain countries for the Government wine cellar as part of the ethical foreign policy; and if he will make a statement.
(39651)
259  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the legal basis for Council Proposal Com (2001) 569.
(39648)
260  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) composition and (b) mission of the Article 13 Action Programme; when it will meet; and what parliamentary scrutiny there will be of its activities.
(39646)
261  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason his Department is the lead department in managing Government wine stocks.
(39649)
262  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom activities of the European Federation of Journalists.
(39650)
263  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39730)
264  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39835)
265  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the US Administration regarding its decision to suspend peace negotiations with the Government of Sudan.
(38696)
266  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan regarding attacks on a food aid distribution site in the Western Upper Nile region of Southern Sudan.
(38697)
267  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, at whose request and on whose advice the Romanian Government were invited to visit Britain in November 2001.
(39046)
268  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the accommodation and staff assigned to Lord Levy within his Department.
(39045)
269  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38749)
270  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38748)
271  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38747)
272  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence he has evaluated concerning the impact on children's health of the proximity of municipal incinerators.
(38830)
273  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting times in accident and emergency units were in each (a) constituency and (b) health authority in England since 1992; and what the most recent 12 month figures are.
(38341)
274  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authority home helps there were in each (a) constituency and (b) health authority in England in each year since 1992; and what the most recent 12 month figures are.
(38340)
275  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 486W, on international nurse recruitment, how he plans to inform (a) NHS trusts, (b) overseas governments, (c) overseas nurses and (d) nursing organisations of those nursing recruitment agencies which have failed to adhere to the code of practice.
(39224)
276  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce compulsory home visits by GPs for elderly patients.
(39455)
277  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of children in the Cynon Valley have been immunised before their 5th birthday against measles, mumps and rubella in the last year for which figures are available; what the national average is; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Government reaches its target rate for vaccination.
(39521)
278  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the implementation of the recommendations on physical activity contained in the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease; and if he will make a statement.
(39609)
279  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the NHS pilot procurement initiative ProCure21 in the North West and the Midlands; and what the time-frame is for the initiative to be taken up by all regions of the UK.
(38689)
280  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the objectives of the NHS procurement initiative ProCure21.
(38688)
281  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procurement methods are available to NHS organisations for projects over the threshold of £1 million in capital value, subject to the approval of the ProCure21 steering group; and what the criteria are for successful application of the alternative methods.
(38691)
282  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the principal supply chain partner is in each of the regions where the NHS pilot procurement initiative ProCure21 is in place; who the core suppliers; are and what the selection criteria are for those core suppliers for each of these regions where the initiative is in place.
(38690)
283  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS trusts are fully implementing NICE guidance on hearing aid technology published in July 2000.
(39608)
284  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department of Work and Pensions on the designation of the cases of children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactive disorder as eligible for disability living allowance.
(39386)
285  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the advancement of mutual solutions to allow further decentralisation of decision-making and operations within the NHS.
(39387)
286  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the spending on care of the elderly per resident of pensionable age in each social service authority was in England and Wales (a) this year and (b) in each of the previous five years; what the average of the spending on care of the elderly per resident of pensionable age in (i) England, (ii) Wales, and (iii) the North West of England was (A) this year and (B) in each of the previous five years.
(39456)
287  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 1121W, on waiting lists, when the results of the regional office reviews of the listed trusts will be (a) completed and (b) published.
(38676)
288  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to merge the National Care Standards Commission and the Commission for Health Improvement.
(38677)
289  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the unsuccessful bidders were and what the size of their bids were for the contract to provide anti-TB vaccines.
(38679)
290  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of vaccination coverage is among children who should have received the BCG vaccination in the last academic year.
(38682)
291  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research the Performance Management Unit has conducted into three star hospitals; and how many of them have been found to be failing.
(38461)
292  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the eligibility of the self-employed is to use Form EIII for treatment abroad.
(38458)
293  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health authorities do not provide the BCG vaccination.
(38683)
294  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients there were in hospital (a) in total, (b) aged 65 and under, (c) aged between 65 and 75 and (d) aged over 75 by (i) region and (ii) health authority in the second quarter of 2001-02; and what the delayed discharge rate for each age group was as a percentage of the number of patients in hospital in each health authority and region.
(38701)
295  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been put in place to ensure an increase in the number of vocational training places for general practice; how many places have been available in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made of the number of places available in each of the next three years.
(38460)
296  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money from the National Lottery was spent on the NHS and NHS projects in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(39756)
297  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidelines have been issued by his Department to ambulance trusts about protecting the confidentiality of patients involved in accidents or emergencies.
(38700)
298  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS contracts are held by Powderject; and what their value is.
(38680)
299  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will define voluntary organisation as used in the documents A Cancer Plan and Implementation of the Cancer Plan.
(38462)
300  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the commercial basis of the decision to award the anti-TB vaccination contract to Powderject was.
(38678)
301  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of supply of anti-TB vaccinations to the NHS is.
(38681)
302  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether figures recording the number of cancelled operations include (a) those operations cancelled before the day of admission and (b) the individual cancellations of patients who have their operation cancelled on multiple occasions.
(38684)
303  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for (a) Great Britain and (b) each health authority area, the expenditure on health by weighted head of population, expressed in real terms, for each year since 1997 for which figures are available.
(39544)
304  
  
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children stayed in hospital for four weeks or more in (a) Blackpool Victoria Hospital and (b) hospitals nationwide in the last 12 months.
(39526)
305  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39343)
306  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the needs of children with asthma will be included in the National Service Framework for Children; and if he will make a statement.
(38505)
307  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in England and Wales are women.
(39206)
308  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of GP registrars intending not to work fulltime on qualifying.
(39205)
309  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS budget is accounted for by (a) research, (b) training and (c) education.
(39210)
310  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest assessment is of the number of deaths caused in hospitals in England and Wales last year by MRSA superbug infections.
(39211)
311  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if (a) over-the-counter health remedies bought by private individuals, (b) money spent on health by charities and (c) money spent on non-NHS nursing homes are included in his Department's figures for total UK health expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product in comparison to EU country figures.
(39209)
312  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many heart operations were carried out in England and Wales in each of the last five years, broken down by major categories of heart operation; and what comparative figures he has collated for other OECD countries.
(39233)
313  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what facilities are available in the West Sussex Health Authority area for children with autism disorders.
(39232)
314  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs in England and Wales work part time; and how many worked part time in 1997.
(39207)
315  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give a profile of practising GPs in England and Wales, based on age and sex.
(39208)
316  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations were undertaken with local authorities before the decision was made for the strategic health authority for North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to be established in York.
(38332)
317  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds in care homes there were in Kent in (a) 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(39459)
318  
  
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) female and (b) male gynaecologists are employed by each local health authority in England.
(39515)
319  
  
Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the total amount of compensation paid in out of court settlements for patients in each local health authority area in each of the last 10 years.
(39516)
320  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what investigation she has made into carcasses being imported into the UK with spinal cords still in place; how many of these came from countries (a) with and (b) without records of BSE infection; and if she will make a statement.
(39259)
321  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39737)
322  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give the estimated cost to the NHS of treatment of those (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(38838)
323  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39837)
324  
N  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which PFI projects are at Outline Business Case stage within his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(38658)
325  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in England were trained at dental schools in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland; and what proportion each represents of the total.
(39818)
326  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in England were trained at dental schools outside the United Kingdom; and what proportion they represent of the total.
(39817)
327  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in the Isle of Wight were trained at each Scottish dental school; and what proportion they represent of the total.
(39816)
328  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce in which health authorities his Christmas Eve announcement on hearing aids will be implemented; and what criteria will determine his choice of health authority.
(39815)
329  
  
Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of expenditure on health was spent in the last 12 months of patients' lives in the latest year for which figures are available.
(39626)
330  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 21st January regarding midwives, ref P0003279.
(38455)
331  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38745)
332  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38746)
333  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38744)
334  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements he is making to ensure back-up of record keeping within the Prison Estate in the event of fire or other cause of destruction of files and nominal rolls.
(38451)
335  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if an investigator independent of the Metropolitan Police has been appointed to investigate complaints by members of the public against officers below the rank of commander in Operation Helios.
(39363)
336  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what complaints by (a) members of the public and (b) others against police officers involved in the Operation Helios investigation of (i) Superintendant Ali Dizaei and (ii) Chief Inspector Leroy Logan have been recorded in accordance with police discipline regulations.
(39358)
337  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the complaints concerning the conduct of Deputy Commissioner Ian Blair by the National Black Police Association and by members of the public have been referred to him in accordance with Regulation 7(3A) Police (Conduct) (Senior Officers) Regulation 1999; and if the referral requirement is mandatory.
(39360)
338  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the complaints by members of the public in relation to the conduct of officers involved in Operation Helios have been referred voluntarily to the Police Complaints Authority.
(39361)
339  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Police Complaints Authority has asked for a referral so that it can supervise complaints made against police officers in Operation Helios.
(39362)
340  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers involved in Operation Helios have formally been given Regulation 9 notices specifying the nature of complaints against them.
(39359)
341  
  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the performance of the Experience Corps to date.
(39728)
342  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions for speeding were obtained as a result of evidence from speed cameras in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the United Kingdom in 2001.
(39759)
343  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many speed cameras there are in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the United Kingdom.
(39758)
344  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39348)
345  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people whose immigration status is irregular in terms of (a) visitors who have overstayed, (b) students who have overstayed, (c) asylum seekers who have exhausted their appeal rights and (d) illegal entrants who have made no attempt to regularise their stay; what information he has on the average length of stay of such people; and what his policy is for regularising their situation.
(39493)
346  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 57W, on private medical insurance, what plans (a) Norfolk, (b) Thames Valley, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) Bedfordshire police authorities have to make private medical insurance available to their staff; what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on police officer availability of such plans; and if he will make a statement.
(37190)
347  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 57W, on private medical insurance, how many police authority employees will be covered by the private medical insurance scheme begun in November 2001; what assessment he has made of the reasons for Surrey Police Authority choosing to take out private medical insurance; and if he will make a statement.
(37191)
348  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what police forces are the subject of Best Value assessments.
(39235)
349  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines he has issued on the appointment of chairmen of police community consultative groups.
(39234)
350  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many chairmen of police community consultative groups (a) are and (b) are planned to be nominated from (i) the relevant police authority and (ii) non-police members of PCCGs.
(39236)
351  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time spent at Yarl's Wood is from arrival to removal from this country.
(38664)
352  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the prison population was on the first day of each of the last 18 months.
(38667)
353  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any persons at Yarl's Wood awaiting removal have been at Yarl's Wood for over (a) 14, (b) 21, (c) 28, (d) 35 and (e) 42 days.
(38663)
354  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those persons who are still at large following the Yarl's Wood fire are (a) current asylum seekers and (b) failed asylum seekers awaiting removal.
(38665)
355  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what penalties will be imposed by him against those who escaped from Yarl's Wood following the fire but were recaptured.
(38670)
356  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if any of those removed from Yarl's Wood into prisons since the fire are current asylum seekers.
(38668)
357  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what penalties including loss of asylum rights are available to him to impose on those who are at large following the Yarl's Wood fire who are asylum seekers.
(38661)
358  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he plans to revise his target of 30,000 removals per year of failed asylum seekers.
(38662)
359  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of those who escaped from Yarl's Wood following the fire but were recaptured were (a) current asylum seekers and (b) failed asylum seekers awaiting removal.
(38671)
360  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what written representations have been made to him in the last three months concerning staffing levels and staff training at Yarl's Wood; and if he will place copies to the Library.
(38669)
361  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the persons detained at Yarl's Wood are (a) awaiting removal and (b) in the process of making an asylum claim.
(38666)
362  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the activities of the European Task Force of Police Chiefs, as identified in Council Document 13416/2/01, JA1 133.
(39660)
363  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his position towards Council Document 13957/01, on Harmonisation of Criminal Punishment.
(39653)
364  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the report to the Justice and Home Affairs Council by the Director of Europol on the coalition against terrorism.
(39655)
365  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the purpose of Council Document 11896/01, amending UK participation in the Schengen Agreement.
(39658)
366  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the EUROPOL--US agreement.
(39654)
367  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his position towards Council Document 14461/01, on the Competence, Recognition and Execution of Decisions Pertaining to Parental Responsibility.
(39652)
368  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards participating in the Action Programme for Cooperation in the fields of borders, visas, asylum and immigration.
(39657)
369  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the establishment of a European network for the training of magistrates, as set out in Council Document 13416/2/01.
(39643)
370  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the creation of a Common EU border police force.
(39656)
371  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39734)
372  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with car manufacturers about reducing the incidence of car theft.
(38839)
373  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if Ministers were informed that a decision had been made not to fit a sprinkler system to the premises at Yarl's Wood detention centre; and if he will make a statement.
(39523)
374  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether persons suspected of arson and attempted arson were transferred to Yarl's Wood detention centre prior to the major fire there; and if he will make a statement.
(39524)
375  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the design and construction quality of new police stations.
(39541)
376  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39838)
377  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on the Sex Offenders' Register in each constituency in Essex, broken down by type of offence.
(39497)
378  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to propose a change to the law so that people convicted abroad of crime with a possible sexual element or motivation can be monitored on the Sex Offenders' Register on their return to the United Kingdom.
(39498)
379  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to enable the (a) police and (b) Probation Service to monitor and control the activities of people who have been convicted abroad of offences including violence to children with possible sexual motivation.
(39499)
380  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what notice can be given to a community when a convicted child murderer returns to the UK to live in that community after serving their sentence abroad.
(39500)
381  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are on the Sex Offenders Register in Essex, broken down by (a) gender, (b) ethnic group, (c) original nationality at birth and (d) age, broken down by those aged (i) below 40, (ii) 40 to 59 and (iii) 60 years and above.
(39495)
382  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been convicted of an offence abroad involving a sexual element have returned to live in the United Kingdom in each of the last three years for which records exist; and what mechanisms are in place to monitor and control their behaviour on their return to the United Kingdom.
(39496)
383  
  
Bob Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers exist to protect a community when a person who has been convicted abroad of child murder, with the strong possibility of a sexual motive in that crime, returns on release from prison to that community.
(39494)
384  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the prospects of West Midlands Police receiving regional allowance.
(39491)
385  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the extent in the last five years to which police forces have trained police officers and then have lost them by transfer to neighbouring police forces, with particular reference to the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement on measures to prevent this happening.
(39482)
386  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38741)
387  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38742)
388  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38743)
389  
  
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a statement on how and when the Commission first had the information that the former Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards was not being paid for every day she was working.
(39629)
390  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints are under investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
(38502)
391  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the progress being made to achieving the targets set at the World Education Forum at Dakar.
(39612)
392  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Angola, with particular respect to children; and if she will make a statement.
(39610)
393  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress is being made in achieving the goal set at the World Education Forum of free universal primary education by 2015.
(39613)
394  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the proportion of Britain's aid budget which is spent on health and education; and if she will make a statement.
(39614)
395  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39346)
396  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many members of her staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if she will make a statement.
(39744)
397  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to combat urban poverty in Cameroon.
(39471)
398  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the level of funding for the Ministry of Women in Afghanistan.
(39474)
399  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she was informed of the application for an export licence for the sale of an air defence system to Tanzania.
(39830)
400  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether fair trade products are sold in her Department.
(39836)
401  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's development spending in (a) sub-Saharan Africa and (b) South East Asia is provided to the rural sector.
(39472)
402  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funds have been allocated to the Africa Private Infrastructure Financing Facility; and when it became operational.
(39475)
403  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the micro-credit agencies supported by her Department are allocated to empower women.
(39470)
404  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many letters from the public her Department has received regarding the sale of an air defence system to Tanzania.
(39469)
405  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the projects being supported by the Africa Private Infrastructure Financing Facility and indicate how much money has been allocated to each project.
(39473)
406  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her forecast spending is on the UN Global Fund on HIV/Aids, TB and malaria for each of the next five years.
(39468)
407  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of the attack on a food aid distribution site in the village of Bien, Western Upper Nile region of Southern Sudan, on the distribution of food aid in that region.
(38695)
408  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions took place between her Department and other departments regarding the Government's support for the loan application to the EBRD by LNM Holdings.
(38846)
409  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will set out the reasons for the Government's support for the loan application to the EBRD by LNM Holdings.
(38847)
410  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on support for a further application to the EBRD by LNM Holdings for support for the takeover of Sidex Steel.
(38845)
411  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) her Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38738)
412  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by her Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38740)
413  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with her Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with her Department in each of the past five years.
(38739)
414  
N  
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) county courts, (b) crown courts and (c) magistrates' courts have been closed in each year since 1st May 1997.
(38672)
415  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which magistrates' courts have closed since 1st May 1997.
(39376)
416  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39351)
417  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many premises are used by the DPP; where these are located; and what the functions of each are.
(39662)
418  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the annual budget of the DPP is in Northern Ireland; and what his estimate of the additional sum required to finance proposals contained in the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill is.
(39663)
419  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many and in what proportion of cases in the last year where police have issued charges the DPP decided to discontinue prosecution.
(39665)
420  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff are employed by the DPP in Northern Ireland; and what proportion are lawyers.
(39661)
421  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the size of the annual case load is in each type of court in Northern Ireland; and what his estimate of the annual case load based on the proposals contained in the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill is.
(39664)
422  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39742)
423  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39824)
424  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39342)
425  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39738)
426  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39832)
427  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38737)
428  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38735)
429  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38736)
430  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans he has to change the rota for oral questions.
(39507)
431  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the President of the Council, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39733)
432  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, what his objectives are for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Coolum, Australia; and if he will make a statement.
(39520)
433  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February Ref 36802, under what provision of the Code of Practice on Access to Government information he has declined to say on how many occasions in the past two years he has written to foreign governments about the award of contracts to companies with British interests.
(39032)
434  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions in the past two years he has written to the Prime Minister of Romania about the award of contracts to companies with British interests.
(39039)
435  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will name the person or persons responsible for drafting the letter to the Romanian Prime Minister regarding LNM-Ispat International's contract for the SIDEX steel plant.
(39041)
436  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many drafts were made of the letter to the Romanian Prime Minister, Adrian Nastasi, regarding LNM-Ispat International's contract for the SIDEX steel plant.
(39042)
437  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Prime Minister, on whose advice and authority the letter to the Romanian Prime Minister regarding LNM-Ispat International's contract for the SIDEX steel plant was (a) drafted, (b) signed and (c) sent.
(39040)
438  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Offical Report, column 701W, on voluntary work, how many members of his staff in 2001 were granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer.
(39549)
439  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 701W, on voluntary work, how many members of staff he had in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.
(39548)
440  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason he decided to reopen Sir Anthony Hammond's inquiry into the Hinduja passport affair; how many representations, and from whom, he received to do so; and when the first such representation was received.
(39334)
441  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Prime Minister, on behalf of how many companies (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) on the Isle of Wight and (c) in Leicestershire he has written to overseas leaders seeking support for investment contracts since 1997.
(39333)
442  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when she expects to publish the joint study with the Strategic Rail Authority and the Scottish Executive into the potential improvements in rail access to Scottish airports.
(38868)
443  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39336)
444  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39740)
445  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether fair trade products are sold in her Department.
(39833)
446  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what responsibility she has for the development of nuclear energy policy in Scotland.
(39329)
447  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38734)
448  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38733)
449  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38732)
450  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when she last met representatives of (a) the British Tourist Board and (b) Visit Scotland.
(39331)
451  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what responsibilities she has for the promotion of Scottish tourism by (a) Scottish and (b) United Kingdom wide government bodies.
(39332)
452  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list powers transferred by her Department to the Scottish Executive under provisions of the Scotland Act in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.
(39330)
453  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the common position on Directive COM2000/0385, with particular reference to the compromise agreed on Article 13 regarding unsolicited e-mail marketing.
(39458)
454  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will include an opt-in system for e-mail marketing in the Government's transposition of the E-commerce Directive.
(39457)
455  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many of the regional assistance grant to industry expressed (a) as a percentage and (b) in cash terms was given to the parliamentary constituency of South East Cornwall in each year since 1992; what the most recent available 12 month figures are; and if she will make a statement.
(38339)
456  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February Ref 36818, what was the length and purpose of the overseas visit and the identity of the Parliamentary Private Secretary who undertook it.
(39033)
457  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimates have been made about the future potential of CHP in sectors of the economy, with particular reference to industry, in the Department's report, Long-Term Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the UK, from the Inter-departmental Analysts Group chaired by the Department.
(39383)
458  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arrangements she will put in place to ensure that in filling vacancies on the Gas and Electricity Market's Authority, account is taken of the Government's commitments to sustainable development and reduction of UK greenhouse gas emissions.
(39382)
459  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will publish the Government's response to the Competition Commission's report on small business banking.
(39766)
460  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support will be made available to small businesses to enable them to comply with the legal requirement to provide disabled access once the extension of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is implemented in October 2004.
(39770)
461  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of (a) the economic benefits of procuring from smaller firms and (b) the improved value for money to be achieved by increasing competition in construction projects (i) within Government departments and (ii) outside.
(38686)
462  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the barriers that stand in the way of effective competition between the relatively small and the relatively large construction companies in Government department construction contracts; and what measures regarding (a) aggregation, (b) contract bundling and (c) framework agreements she has implemented to ensure that businesses are offered a more level playing field.
(38685)
463  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the contribution small construction companies provide to (a) Government deparments and (b) the economy as a whole.
(38687)
464  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her latest estimate is of the percentage of UK households and businesses able to receive ADSL telecommunication services.
(39627)
465  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in processing miners' compensation claims in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) South Tyneside and (d) the Jarrow constituency.
(39617)
466  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many outstanding claims for miners' compensation there are in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) South Tyneside and (d) the Jarrow constituency.
(39616)
467  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the value and effectiveness of knowledge transfer initiatives sponsored by her Department.
(38510)
468  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39339)
469  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment her Department has made of the preparations manufacturers have made to include appropriate labelling for blind people on their packaging by 2004, in order to comply with the requirements of the Disabilities Discrimination Acts 1999; and if she will make a statement.
(39464)
470  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans her Department has to publicise the legal responsibility of companies to make sure their products have blind-friendly labelling by 2004 to comply with the requirements of the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1999; and if she will make a statement.
(39462)
471  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her policy is on reducing nuisance caused by fireworks.
(39757)
472  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the role of her Department in the operations of small business/Europe, with respect to (a) policy formation, (b) lobbying and (c) personnel.
(39645)
473  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mission statement of small business/Europe is.
(39647)
474  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on planned funding arrangements for small business/Europe over the median term.
(39659)
475  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many members of her staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if she will make a statement.
(39745)
476  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many bids under the Enterprise Grant scheme have been made by businesses within the former coalfield area of South Derbyshire since 1999; and what the value was of grants awarded.
(39419)
477  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what policy objectives were furthered by her predecessor's visit to India to discuss the purchase of Air India by LNM Holdings.
(39204)
478  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the exclusion of retail businesses from the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme.
(39813)
479  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the occasions on which meetings have taken place between ministers or officials and representatives of LNM Holdings in the last five years.
(38853)
480  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received against the takeover of Sidex Steel by LNM Holdings.
(38848)
481  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received concerning extending the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme to retail businesses; and if she will make a statement.
(39814)
482  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of over-capacity in the global steel industry; and if she will make a statement.
(38844)
483  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions took place between her Department and other Government departments on the takeover of Sidex Steel by LNM Holdings.
(38850)
484  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact on the UK steel industry of the proposed US tariff on overseas steel imports.
(38851)
485  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what employer recruitment subsidies have been put in place to support those made redundant from Corus in (a) Wales and (b) the UK as a whole.
(39811)
486  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has held with LNM Holdings on the possible imposition of tariffs on overseas steel imports by the US Government.
(38849)
487  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions took place between her Department and other Government departments on the British connections of LNM Holdings.
(38854)
488  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department was informed of the support given by LNM Holdings for the imposition of US tariffs against overseas steel imports.
(38843)
489  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the restrictions are on the number of loans to one company that can be guaranteed under the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(39812)
490  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations were made by her Department to the European Commission regarding the takeover of Irish Steel by LNM Holdings.
(38852)
491  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if her Department was consulted by the Prime Minister's Office on the letter sent by the Prime Minister to the Romanian Government supporting the bid for Sidex steel by LNM Holdings.
(39036)
492  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list applications for export credit guarantee for dams, indicating the stage each application has reached.
(39519)
493  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 17th December 2001 regarding fireworks.
(38457)
494  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 22nd January regarding the construction industry.
(38456)
495  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations, who previously held contracts with the Department won new contracts at (a) the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) after a period of inactivity with the Department in each of the past past five years.
(38719)
496  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she will make to the Postal Services Commission in order to ensure the continued availability of postal services in rural areas.
(38674)
497  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) her Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38718)
498  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he proposes to take about the worst 10 accident black spots on the trunk and primary route network, with particular reference to the A5 from the A45 to the A428 in the Daventry constituency; and if he will discuss these accident black spots with the Automobile Association.
(38454)
499  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many rough sleepers were counted in market towns in the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(37799)
500  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, ref. 34782, on the Humber Bridge, what the total cost is of the essential maintenance work; what the nature of the work is; and when it will be completed.
(38694)
501  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, ref 34782, on the Humber Bridge, under what authority capital repayments between 2000 and 2002 were waived.
(38692)
502  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, ref 34782, on the Humber Bridge, when the decision was taken to waive capital repayments between 2000 and 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(38693)
503  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the questions tabled by the honourable Member for Cotswold on 12th February refs 37055 and 37057 on NATS, when he will receive an answer.
(39760)
504  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what level of population growth in each of the Government's regions is being used to plan local government functions in the next (a) five years, (b) 10 years and (c) 20 years.
(39950)
505  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what predicted traffic rates over the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years the multi-modal studies are using.
(39841)
506  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in relation the New En Route Centre at Swanwick (a) what was the final commissioned cost, (b) how many extra air traffic control officers are employed and (c) what will be the estimated increased capacity at the new centre in each of the next five years; and by what means this will be achieved.
(39761)
507  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the time and date of meetings which have taken place since 11th February between the Department's Permanent Secretary and (a) the Department's Director of Communications, (b) his special adviser, (c) the Prime Minister and (d) the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy regarding (i) the role and conduct and (ii) the resignation of (A) the Department's Director of Communications and (B) his own special adviser.
(39227)
508  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the timetable of events corresponding to the resignation from his Department on 15th February of (a) the DTLR Director of Communications and (b) his own special adviser.
(39226)
509  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the minutes from formal meetings which have taken place since 11th February between the Department's Permanent Secretary and (a) the Department's Director of Communications, (b) his own special adviser, (c) the Prime Minister and (d) the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy regarding (i) the role and conduct and (ii) the resignation of (A) the Department's Director of Communications and (B) his own special adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(39228)
510  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence since 11th February between himself and (a) the Department's Director of Communications, (b) his own special adviser, (c) the Prime Minister and (d) the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy regarding (i) the role and conduct and (ii) the resignation of (A) the Department's Director of Communications and (B) his own special adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(39229)
511  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the letters of resignation from his Department from (a) the Department's Director of Communications and (b) his own special adviser received on or after 15th February.
(39221)
512  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the time and date of meetings which have taken place since 11th February between himself and (a) the Department's Permanent Secretary, (b) the Department's Director of Communications, (c) his own special adviser, (d) the Prime Minister and (e) the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy regarding (i) the role and conduct and (ii) the resignation of (A) the Department's Director of Communications and (B) his own special adviser.
(39222)
513  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the minutes from formal meetings which have taken place since 11th February between himself and (a) the Department's Permanent Secretary, (b) the Department's Director of Communications, (c) his own special adviser, (d) the Prime Minister and (e) the Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy regarding (i) the role and conduct and (ii) the resignation of (A) the Department's Director of Communications and (B) his own special adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(39223)
514  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will state the date and time at which (a) he and (b) his Department's Permanent Secretary accepted (i) a letter and (ii) verbal notice of resignation from his Department from (A) the Department's Director of Communications and (B) his own special adviser.
(39225)
515  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence between himself and his Permanent Secretary since 11th February regarding (a) the role and conduct of the Department's Director of Communications, (b) the role and conduct of his own special adviser and (c) the resignation of (i) the Department's Director of Communications and (ii) his own special adviser; and if he will make a statement.
(39230)
516  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what grants have been made available to North Somerset Council for bridge strengthening and related works in each of the last three years.
(38459)
517  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information was provided to him by the administrator about the total level of (a) short-term and (b) long-term indebtedness of Railtrack at the point of implementation of the administration order.
(39428)
518  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what purpose the funding budgeted but not used in the 2000-01 financial year for transport has been used subsequently.
(38431)
519  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 376W, on Railtrack, how much public lending is being made available to remunerate these professional advisers.
(39418)
520  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his latest estimate is of the final figure for underspend in the 2001-02 transport budgets.
(39430)
521  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total public investment support is to (a) Phase 1 and (b) Phase 2 of CTRL; and in what years it (i) has been and (ii) will be allocated.
(39417)
522  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of total local government grant provided by Central Government has been allocated to local transport plans and budgets in each of the past six years.
(39429)
523  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 791W, on the railway industry, up to what total amount the Government will guarantee these loan facilities.
(39423)
524  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 783W, on Railtrack, if he will provide an updated schedule of the financial support given to the Railtrack administrator.
(39424)
525  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he plans to make a statement on the future of Central Railway.
(39420)
526  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the extension of the reduced rate of vehicle excise duty to cars with engines up to 1200cc.
(38522)
527  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39344)
528  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if members of the Disabled Person's Transport Advisory Committee have expertise in autism spectrum disorders.
(39752)
529  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, to what extent the revised Blue Badge Scheme for Disabled People takes account of the serious mobility impairment of people with autistic spectrum disorders through their behavioural difficulties and inability to perceive danger.
(39753)
530  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, columns 986-7W, on asbestos, if the handling of asbestos cement will be limited to licensed contractors after the regulations come into operation.
(39250)
531  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what means the current vacancies on the Board of Shoreham Port Authority have been publicised.
(39238)
532  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the occasions on which he has declined to reappoint members of the Board of Shoreham Port Authority or declined to confirm candidates nominated.
(39241)
533  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 987W, on asbestos, who commissioned the (a) 1985 Doll and Peto paper and (b) 2000 Hodgson and Damton paper; and on what basis their reports may be deemed to be independent.
(39251)
534  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list (a) members of the Shoreham Port Authority appointed in the last 30 years, (b) their dates of appointment and length of office and (c) the nominating bodies where appropriate.
(39240)
535  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what criteria members of the Shoreham Port Authority are appointed by him.
(39237)
536  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, columns 986W, on asbestos, if he will give a breakdown of the 2000-01 prosecution figures differentiating between white and blue asbestos.
(39249)
537  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th January, Official Report, column 986W, on asbestos, if he will give a breakdown of his estimate of the compliance cost of the proposed new duty to manage the risk from asbestos to include the (a) cost of replacement materials, (b) devaluation of property, (c) premature demolition of property affected, (d) cost of collection and disposal of asbestos cement, (e) replacement of blue asbestos water pipes and (f) legal costs.
(39242)
538  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what opportunities constituents of the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham living in the vicinity of Shoreham Harbour have to be considered as recruits to the Board of the Shoreham Port Authority.
(39239)
539  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the proposed Housing Market Renewal Fund.
(39038)
540  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will impose a national standard for the issue of pilotage exemption certificates.
(39820)
541  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many pilotage exemption certificates have been issued on the Humber in the last year.
(39819)
542  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many pilots are employed on the Humber by Associated British Ports.
(39821)
543  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much government funding was given to Associated British Ports for their training of new pilots, under their new pilotage scheme, on the Humber.
(39822)
544  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the estimated (a) administrative and (b) total cost is of best value in England and Wales in the fire service since its introduction.
(39623)
545  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) non-accidental vehicle fires, (b) incidents of arson and (c) incidents of arson in educational establishments there were, broken by (i) fire brigade area and (ii) local authority, in England and Wales, in each year since January 1997.
(39622)
546  
  
Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date the Government introduced its target to cut arson by 30 per cent. by 2009.
(39624)
547  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, under what conditions he will call in planning applications in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
(39247)
548  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the conditions for granting industrial planning permission in an area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
(39248)
549  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39736)
550  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries have occurred involving buses and (i) other buses, (ii) other road vehicles and (iii) pedestrians in each year since 1997.
(38840)
551  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate revenues from council tax and business rates (a) for the United Kingdom as a whole and (b) for each constituent nation of the UK in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03.
(39327)
552  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many appeal applications for telecommunications masts to be erected have been received by him; how many have been turned down; and on what grounds.
(39542)
553  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39834)
554  
  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps are being taken to alleviate traffic noise from the M42, with specific reference to where it passes through Solihull.
(39492)
555  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the anticipated costs are of removing all blue and brown asbestos from domestic properties.
(39213)
556  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the anticipated cost is of removing all white asbestos from domestic properties.
(39214)
557  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he plans to ban sales of domestic property containing blue, brown or white asbestos; and if he will make a statement.
(39215)
558  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list statements he made to the press about the departure of his Chief Press Officer Mr Martin Sixsmith; and at what time Mr Sixsmith resigned.
(39216)
559  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether there was a link between the departure of his special advisor and that of his Chief Press Officer.
(39217)
560  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assistance is given to people who require help to contest planning application decisions.
(39485)
561  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the criteria local authorities should consider when assessing the application for a Hackney carriage licence.
(39488)
562  
  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will resign.
(39375)
563  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what regulations govern the materials which can be used to provide safety surfaces in children's playgrounds.
(38698)
564  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38731)
565  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38730)
566  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what directions have been given to Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority regarding security measures since 11th September 2001; by whom; and why such directions were given.
(38673)
567  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38729)
568  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions with the Scottish Executive have taken place concerning the restrictions of rail freight through the Channel Tunnel that began on 7th November 2001 and its impact on Scotland; when such discussions took place;. who took part; what the outcome was; and if he will place a copy of the minutes in the Library.
(38675)
569  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many new housing units have been constructed by registered social landlords in Telford in each financial year since 1990.
(39748)
570  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the separate precepting arrangements for combined fire authorities in England outlined in the latest Local Government White Paper will come into effect.
(39727)
571  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39341)
572  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39739)
573  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39839)
574  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38721)
575  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38720)
576  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38722)
577  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will issue advice to decision-makers for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance to give full weight to the definition of virtually unable to walk as given in Cassineli v Secretary of State for Social Services, Times Law Report 6.12.91, following the Chairman's ruling on 11th February at the reconstituted tribunal set up by the Sutton Benefits Agency office concerning Mr Tom Mann.
(39412)
578  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the practice of sessional doctors sitting on tribunals with the European Convention on Human Rights, following the complaint lodged with the officer of the Benefits Agency by Mr Tom Mann; and if he will make a statement.
(39413)
579  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the original scope was of the inquiry into pensions which he asked Mr. Alan Pickering to conduct for his Department; and whether and to what extent that scope has been modified .
(38453)
580  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were in receipt of income-related benefits in each of the last 12 years; and what the most recent available figure is for each constituency in England.
(38337)
581  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what delays were caused in the hearings of appeals of disability claims to the tribunal service owing to the illegibility of doctors' handwriting in (a) 1992 and (b) 1997; and what the most recent available figures are for each health authority in England.
(38335)
582  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to require doctors to produce evidence that is typed instead of handwritten in hearings of appeals of disability claims to the tribunal service.
(38334)
583  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) received and (b) were eligible to receive the winter fuel payment in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001 broken down by (A) gender and (B) constituency.
(38336)
584  
  
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Social Fund cold weather payments have been made in each of the last 10 years; and what was value of these payments for (a) each Government Office region in England and (b) Wales.
(39525)
585  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit recipients there were in each financial year since 1997, on a quarterly basis.
(39377)
586  
  
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the contracts that have been awarded to the Capita Group by the Department.
(39345)
587  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what action he (a) has taken and (b) intends to take following the judgement in the case of Chief Adjudication Officer (Respondent) v. Stafford and another (Banks) (Appellant) given in the House of Lords on 29th June 2001.
(39460)
588  
  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, to the honourable Member for Twickenham, Official Report, column 506W, on the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, if he will make available in the Library the research which indicates an increase in awareness levels and changes to the policies and practices of employers and service providers.
(39755)
589  
N  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to ensure that growth in pensions is linked to growth in the economy.
(35755)
590  
  
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to official strikes at Friction Dynamics and elsewhere, if he will make it his policy not to allow the display of job advertisements in job centres where the clear intention of the employer is to recruit labour for the purpose of strike-breaking.
(39354)
591  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many part-time employment agency workers registered for job seeker's allowance in the last 12 months.
(39426)
592  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment agency clients claim job seeker's allowance for part of the working week in (a) Motherwell and Whishaw, (b) Lanarkshire, (c) Scotland and (d) the United Kingdom.
(39427)
593  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is to process a new claim for job seeker's allowance from part-time employment agency clients.
(39425)
594  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of his staff in each of the past two years have been granted a day's paid leave to work as a volunteer; and if he will make a statement.
(39735)
595  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether fair trade products are sold in his Department.
(39829)
596  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many retirement pensioners are receiving the minimum income guarantee in (a) Great Britain, (b) each region of Great Britian and (c) each parliamentary constituency; and what the percentage change in the number of claimants in each category has been from the previous year.
(39546)
597  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many retirement pensioners are receiving (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit in (i) Great Britain and (ii) each region of Great Britain.
(39547)
598  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) mean and (b) median income of (i) single men aged 65 to 74 years, (ii) single men aged 75 years and over, (iii) single women aged 65 to 74 years and (iv) single women aged 75 years and over, (v) pensioner couples aged 65 to 74 years and (vi) pensioner couples aged 75 years and over for the latest year for which figures are available.
(39545)
599  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years.
(38723)
600  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years.
(38724)
601  
N  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the 30 largest contracts awarded by his Department from (a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999, (c) May 1999 to April 2000, (d) May 2000 to April 2001 and (e) May 2001 to the latest date, indicating in each case the values of the contracts and the companies with which the contracts were placed.
(38725)
602  
N  
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his plans to reduce poverty in the United Kingdom.
[Question Unstarred] (35758)
603  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been allocated from the contingency fund to finance the military action in Afghanistan.
[Question Unstarred] (35767)
604  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which government departments or agencies have conducted an assessment of the background of Mr Mittal of LNM Holdings in the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (38504)
605  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the value and effectiveness of regional knowledge transfer initatives.
[Transferred] (38520)
606  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the studies (a) being conducted and (b) published since 1997 by the Transport Research Laboratory.
[Transferred] (38531)
607  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Solicitor General, when she intends to publish the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate's report on sentencing policy with regard to road traffic accidents.
[Transferred] (38533)
608  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Solicitor General, what discussions she has had with the Inspectorate of the Crown Prosecution Service about the number of Crown Court prosecutions for death by dangerous driving.
[Transferred] (38532)
609  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the Transport Research Laboratory's report into speed and road traffic accidents.
[Transferred] (38530)
610  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what scientific evidence has been received in respect of white asbestos and the proposed control of asbestos at work regulations.
[Transferred] (38869)
611  
  
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 role of local strategic partnerships in rural areas; and what advice is available to parish and town councils.
[Transferred] (39396)
612  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his plans to control leylandii hedges; and what the proposed timetable is for their implementation.
[Transferred] (39487)
613  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals have been found guilty by a court of law of smuggling non-excise paid tobacco and alcohol into this country; how many of these individuals received a penalty fine as a result; and what was the average level of this penalty in the last three years.
[Transferred] (39810)
614  
  
David Wright (Telford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people applied for driving licences in the United Kingdom in each year since 1990.
[Transferred] (39749)
615  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the establishment of a common EU border (a) authority and (b) force, under (i) paragraph 42 of the Laeken conclusions and (ii) JHA proposals.
[Transferred] (39639)
616  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will give his understanding of the definition of the phrase the unification of Europe used in section 1 of the Laeken declaration.
[Transferred] (39641)
617  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on paragraph 1 of the Laeken conclusions, with particular reference to the inclusion of the concept of irreversability.
[Transferred] (39631)
618  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will identify the specialist services referred to in paragraph 17 of the Laeken conclusions.
[Transferred] (39632)
619  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Minister for Women, if she will make a statement on her policy towards gender pay inequalities in the context of paragraph 27 of the Laeken conclusions.
[Transferred] (39633)
620  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the impact of European integration on member states' health care systems with reference to paragraph 30 of the Laeken conclusions.
[Transferred] (39634)
621  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the establishment of a European railway safety agency under paragraph 36 of the Laeken conclusions; and what powers it will have.
[Transferred] (39635)
622  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards increasing the number of JHA sessions under paragraph 37 of the Laeken conclusions, with reference to an increase in legislation and parliamentary scrutiny requirements.
[Transferred] (39636)
623  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards establishing a common European policy on immigration and asylum, with reference to the conclusions of the Laeken Summit.
[Transferred] (39637)
624  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what programmes are envisaged under paragraph 40 of the Laeken conclusions, combating discrimination and racism.
[Transferred] (39638)
625  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards paragraph 43 of the Laeken conclusions, on the Public Prosecutor.
[Transferred] (39640)
626  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his policy towards paragraph 43 of the Laeken conclusions, on a European network for training magistrates.
[Transferred] (39644)
627  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if his Department will place a notice on its website warning businesses about fraudulent organisations that claim to have statutory powers to maintain the register of data controllers as part of the Information Commissioner's public information campaign.
[Transferred] (39763)
628  
  
Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which organisations with a specific remit to support coalmining and former coalmining communities receive government funding.
[Transferred] (39381)
629  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the additional contributions that (a) a 30 year old man, (b) a 40 year old man and (c) a 50 year old man would have to make to a money-purchase pension scheme as a result of changes to the tax treatment of pension funds introduced since 1997.
[Transferred] (39432)


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