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

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

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


 
MONDAY 25th MARCH
1  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, pursuant to her oral Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 157, (a) what discussions she has had with the Minister of State, Scotland Office in the last two months on the issue of planning consent for new nuclear power stations in Scotland and (b) what account she took of section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989; and if she will make a statement.
(45766)
2  
  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Advocate General, pursuant to her Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 181W, on value for money, what specific measures she has put in place to provide for efficient operation and a contribution towards securing better value for money.
(45782)
3  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Advocate General, what assessment she had made of the implications of the Leggat Review for UK tribunals operating in Scotland.
(45785)
4  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43374)
5  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45594)
6  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45609)
7  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what costs have been incurred since 28th January by his Department in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department.
(46026)
8  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what requests have been received by the Cabinet Secretary for the release of documents assessing progress on the release of historic official files under the Open Government Initiative.
(46200)
9  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the administration of grants to churches to cover the VAT element of the cost of repairs.
(43847)
10  
N  
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps have been taken to ensure that an independent assessment is made of any future contract between Wembley National Stadium Ltd and Multiplex to ensure value for money and conformity to best practice in corporate governance and procurement practice.
(46246)
11  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by her and her predecessor since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43388)
12  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the PSA target for the transfer of responsibility for underwater archaeology was achieved on time.
(46093)
13  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45596)
14  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £15 million Challenge Fund established to fund investment in the designated museums has been spent.
(46096)
15  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on progress towards meeting the PSA target to achieve a £23 million saving through a new strategic body for museums, libraries and archives.
(46094)
16  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45611)
17  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the PSA target that 80 per cent. of public libraries should have Internet connections by 2002 will be met on time.
(46095)
18  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 709-10W, what advice she has received from the (a) National Audit Office and (b) other authoritative sources about the concerns raised by the David James/Berwin Leighton Report about the relationship between Wembley National Stadium Ltd and Multiplex; and if these concerns have been satisfactorily addressed.
(45712)
19  
  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her statement of 19th December 2001, Official Report, columns 291-3, if she will publish the terms of reference for the final report by Patrick Carter into the review of an English national football stadium; and whether they include an assessment as to the achievement of government value for money and procurement standards and associated accounting issues.
(46254)
20  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 25th February, Official Report, columns 709, 10W, when the National Audit Office was notified that it will receive a copy of the David James/Berwin Leighton report; and when she expects to receive its advice.
(45711)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the grants made to date by the New Opportunities Fund through the Scottish Land Fund, the date of award and the amount awarded.
(46233)
22  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many pensioners in Portsmouth have benefited from free television licences; and if she will make a statement.
(46441)
23  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will give details of the outcome of her Department's discussions with National Lottery distributors regarding increasing the efficiency of the distribution of Lottery funding.
(45716)
24  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria will be used for choosing which authorities are eligible to receive lottery money through the National Lottery Fair Share initiative; and if she will make a statement.
(45901)
25  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take to help disadvantaged areas which do not receive a proportionate share of National Lottery awards and who have not been placed on the list of disadvantaged areas eligible for the National Lottery Fair Share initiative.
(45900)
26  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she will ensure that disadvantaged areas receive a proportionate level of Lottery funding after the completion of the National Lottery Fair Share initiative in 2005.
(45899)
27  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which elements of the programme content rules imposed upon broadcasters cover (a) responsibility in religious programme content, (b) exploitation of audience susceptibilities, (c) abuse/incitement to hatred, (d) declaration of identity of religious bodies involved in programmes, (e) accuracy and fairness, (f) recognition of other religions, (g) appeals and donations, (h) recruitment, (i) claims and substantiation, (j) blasphemy and obscenity, (k) unacceptable organisations or practices, (l) religious advertising and (m) religious worship; and what assessment she has made of whether these rules adequately regulate the content of religious broadcasting.
(46128)
28  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information she has as to the Christian radio stations which broadcast to United Kingdom listeners; and in the case of each such broadcaster, what information she has on (a) the size of audience and (b) the extend to which it complies with the relevant codes regulating broadcast output.
(46122)
29  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy to permit and encourage the Christian broadcasting industry in the United Kingdom.
(46129)
30  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will include consideration of the Christian broadcasting sector in her commitment to consult widely and deeply about outstanding questions of broadcasting regulation.
(46125)
31  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received concerning the Carla Rosa Opera Company; and if she will make a statement.
(46228)
32  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from (a) Right honourable and honourable Members and (b) others supporting the lifting of statutory prohibitions on religious broadcasters.
(46123)
33  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which categories of broadcasting licence ownership are prohibited for religious bodies; and in the case of each category of licence, what public policy objectives are served by the ban.
(46127)
34  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the pre-legislative scrutiny procedure will be for the Communications Bill; and when it will start.
(46130)
35  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received concerning The Grange, the home of Augustus Pugin; and if she will make a statement.
(46227)
36  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the future regulation of Christian broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
(46121)
37  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of continued statutory prohibition on religious broadcasting on her policies of promoting quality, diversity and plurality in the broadcast sector.
(46124)
38  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consideration she has given to the implications for (a) listeners, (b) competition and (c) religious activity of the statutory ban on Christian broadcasters being granted categories of broadcasting licence; and if she will make a statement.
(46126)
39  
  
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her oral statement of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 291-3, on the National Stadium, what assessment she has made of (a) the corporate governance changes made to the WNSL Board and (b) whether the present management arrangements can deliver the project on time and within a procedure acceptable to the public sector.
(46343)
40  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement regarding her assessment of the benefits of combining community sports facilities with educational facilities on a single site.
(46460)
41  
  
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the £20 million investment into Wembley National Stadium in addition to the £120 million Lottery grant, will be exclusively to fund transport and infrastructure improvement in the Brent area with no other Treasury monies being made available to this project.
(46190)
42  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 45W, what consideration she gave to including Tewkesbury in the list of areas under the targeted Lottery initiative.
(46132)
43  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 45W, how much each of the 51 areas listed under the targeted Lottery initiatives have received in National Lottery funding.
(46131)
44  
N  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many inbound tourists to the United Kingdom there have been in (a) each of the last six months and (b) the last 12 months.
(44269)
45  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government will respond to the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport Report, Testing the Waters: The Sport of Swimming.
(46424)
46  
  
Mr Dennis Turner (Wolverhampton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her statement of 19th December 2001, Official Report, columns 291-4, if she plans to publish the Carter Report into the English National Stadium and her final decision on whether to support the National Stadium at Wembley on 30th April.
(46188)
47  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received concerning the effectiveness of the Press Complaints Commission.
(46209)
48  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the industries sponsored by her Department, stating for each the (a) amount and (b) percentage of GDP they represented in each of the last five years.
(45200)
49  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the terms of reference are of the review she announced on 12th March into BBC News 24.
(45201)
50  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what undertakings the Government has received from the Indian Government regarding the end-use of Jaguar combat aircraft (a) sold directly to the Indian Government and (b) produced under licence in India.
(45797)
51  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Jaguar combat aircraft (a) have been produced under licence in India and (b) are contracted to be produced under licence in India.
(45798)
52  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to ensure that Jaguar aircraft (a) supplied directly from the UK to India and (b) produced under licence in India will not be modified to make them capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
(45799)
53  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Hawk trainer aircraft under negotiation for sale to India are (a) capable of being modified to perform ground attack functions and (b) are suitable for training pilots to fly Jaguar combat aircraft.
(45801)
54  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Jaguar combat aircraft (a) supplied directly from the UK to India and (b) produced under licence in India (i) is capable and (ii) will be modified to become capable of carrying nuclear payloads.
(45800)
55  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessor since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43377)
56  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45604)
57  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45619)
58  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what transfers of cluster munitions there were to foreign governments between 1972 and 1994 under the surplus sales programme; and if he will provide the (a) number of cluster munitions transferred and (b) countries of destination.
(46155)
59  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what exports of cluster munitions there were by International Military Services between 1972 and 1994; and how many cluster munitions were exported and what the countries of destination were.
(46157)
60  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what transfers of cluster munitions to foreign governments have taken place since 2nd May 1997 under the surplus sales programme; how many cluster munitions were transferred; and what the countries of destination were.
(46160)
61  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what exports of cluster munitions there have been by the Disposal Sales Agency and licensed sub-contractors since October 1994; and how many cluster munitions were exported and to which countries.
(46161)
62  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the loose minute Interdepartmental Committee Iran and Iraq D/DESS/12/20 dated 19th October 1988, to which countries the MOD/DESO promoted the BL755 cluster munitions; and which countries purchased the BL755 cluster munition system subsequent to promotional activity by his Department.
(46162)
63  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what exports of surplus BL755 cluster munitions there were via the surplus sales programme in the three years up to 1995; which countries received the munitions; how many cluster munitions were involved; and what was the value of the sales.
(46248)
64  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what costs have been incurred since 19th December 2001 by his Department in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department.
(46027)
65  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for modernising warship repair and maintenance.
(46336)
66  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria were used by the Airfield Regulator in assessing the safety of future operations at West Freugh airfield.
(45916)
67  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many air traffic movements were handed at West Freugh airfield in each of the last five years; how many were (a) civilian and (b) military; and of the military movements, from which countries they were from.
(45918)
68  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when, prior to the announcement of 20th March on closure of the airfield, the next scheduled re-surfacing of the West Freugh airstrip was due to be completed; and at what projected cost.
(45975)
69  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will retain external consultants to investigate the potential for future commercial development at West Freugh airfield.
(45915)
70  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if British troops in Afghanistan will be enaged in efforts to reduce (a) poppy cultivation and (b) the merchandising of heroin.
(46277)
71  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when contracts will be issued for the construction of (a) the new gym and (b) the community centre on the NAAFI site at RAF Lyneham.
(45458)
72  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what infrastructure improvements are (a) in hand and (b) pending at RAF Lyneham.
(45459)
73  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if C130 Js have flown into Afghanistan; and if the C130 J Hercules deployed in Afghanistan have a full defensive aids suite.
(45457)
74  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the upgrade of the RAF's GR7s and Royal Navy's FA2 Sea Harriers to type GR9 Harriers will cost; and if he will make a statement.
(46031)
75  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the measures introduced to combat sexism in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
(46028)
76  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place a copy of the Independent Housing Survey in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(46439)
77  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March, Official Report, column 1179W, on HMS Sheffield, whether Ministers have reviewed the information now available; and if he will make a statement.
(45838)
78  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March, Official Report, column 1179W, if he will list those who gave statements but were not called to give evidence; how many of those who made a statement expressed a wish to give evidence; and if he will make a statement.
(45836)
79  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which areas have no property managers in post; how the property in these areas is being managed; and if he will make a statement.
(46438)
80  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14th March, Official Report, column 1179W, whether the Board of Inquiry into the sinking of HMS Sheffield were given copies of all statements; whether all 98 people were offered as witnesses; who decided which of them were called to give evidence and be cross-examined; and if he will make a statement.
(45837)
81  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what psychiatric and mental health service staff are employed in the Defence Medical Services.
(45935)
82  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he plans to withdraw HMS Invincible from service before 2012.
(46459)
83  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the mean percentage is of the British Army which has been deployed on operations in each year since 1998.
(45697)
84  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the NAO report on the Royal Ordnance factory at Bishopton will be published.
(46425)
85  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings were arranged for defence ministers to meet the US Assistant Secretary for Defense during his recent visit to London; and if he will make a statement on the outcome of the meetings.
(45696)
86  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for his position on the Royal Ordnance factory at Bishopton to be changed.
(46426)
87  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) army personnel, (b) navy personnel and (c) RAF personnel are deployed on operations; and what percentage is deployed on operations in each case.
(45684)
88  
  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the overseas sources which will meet his Department's requirements for propellants following the closure of Royal Ordnance, Bishopton.
(46427)
89  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the representations he has received from defence manufacturers on the transfer of parts of DERA to the private sector.
(45685)
90  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account his Department takes of a firm's good practice in (a) training and (b) employment practice in awarding procurement contracts.
(46484)
91  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claims have been made for compensation from the MoD for muscular-skeletal injuries during Army training in each year since 1995 from (a) men and (b) women.
(46261)
92  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the denomination and type of publicly funded Christian schools which are neither Anglican or Catholic; and of these which are teaching creationism.
(45762)
93  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the faith schools which receive public funding, specifying the amount in each case.
(45760)
94  
  
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what inspections take place to ensure that faith schools teach about about faiths other than their own.
(45761)
95  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers her Department aims to recruit from countries where (a) the majority of the population live on less than $1 a day and (b) the majority of the population live on less than $2 a day.
(45796)
96  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by her and his predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43387)
97  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45601)
98  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45616)
99  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many full-time equivalent teachers there were in maintained (a) nursery, (b) primary and (c) secondary schools in January 2001; and how many there were in 1984.
(46008)
100  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools were (a) rebuilt and (b) substantially remodelled in 2001-02.
(46115)
101  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have been substantially repaired in 2001-02.
(46116)
102  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the OFSTED reports for schools, the LEA and other agencies in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne for (a) 2000 and (b) 2001; and what programme of OFSTED reports has been agreed for (i) 2002 and (ii) 2003.
(45752)
103  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will place the draft education development plan for 2002-03 onwards that she has received from Newcastle upon Tyne City Council in the Library.
(45755)
104  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) reading, (b) writing and (c) maths achievement was to level 2 at Key Stage 1, what the level 4 attainments were at Key Stage 2 and what the level 5 achievement at Key Stage 3, in the city of Newcastle in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001; and what the national average figures were for those years.
(45747)
105  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the education budget for the city of Newcastle upon Tyne (a) was in 2000-01, (b) was in 2001-02 and (c) will be for 2002-03; what the education SSA was for that local education authority in those years; and in each case what the budget is as a percentage of SSA.
(45754)
106  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of students achieved (a) five GCSE grades A to C, (b) one grade A to C and (c) one graded A to E and average GCSE point score in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2001; and what the equivalent national average achievements were for those years.
(45753)
107  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will estimate the number of former teachers and headteachers working for firms of consultants providing services for her Department, local education authorities and schools.
(45710)
108  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have been assisted by the Rural Schools Fund initiative since its inception.
(45976)
109  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the availability of school places at schools in the Ribble Valley.
(45792)
110  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if her Department will issue guidance on the age at which children can be expected to use public transport unaccompanied to travel to school.
(45855)
111  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is on balancing arrangements for the new structure for sixth-form funding proposed by county councils; and which authorities have made similar proposals.
(45856)
112  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if her Department has received a similar letter to that received from the Police about Amy Gehring in the last 12 months.
(45857)
113  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the rate of unemployment of newly graduated students has been for each of the last 10 years.
(46335)
114  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Department is considering ways of extending the requirements for citizenship in the national curriculum to include the Youth Service curriculum.
(46330)
115  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessments she has made of the role youth work plays in the personal and social development of young people identified by Ofsted as missing from the school system.
(46329)
116  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the Connexions service will be evaluated.
(46325)
117  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the results of the consultation of young people will be taken into cross-departmental policy making processes.
(46327)
118  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he will be announcing the next stages of implementing Transforming Youth Work.
(46324)
119  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the companies involved in marking examination papers made errors in the last 12 months for which figures are available; how many students were affected by mistakes made by examination boards; and how much examination work remains untraced.
(46450)
120  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how she plans to involve young people in the consultation on the Government's plans for the education of those aged 14 to 19; and if she will make a statement.
(44773)
121  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the protection of employment rights for teachers who will transfer to new Private Finance Initiative secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.
(46432)
122  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the (a) age profile of university lecturers in engineering departments and (b) likely future teaching capacity of those departments.
(45831)
123  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has given to schools as to the role of pupils in school governance.
(46373)
124  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has given to schools on the implications for them of the Disability Discrimination Act 1999.
(45832)
125  
  
Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she has taken to combat work-related stress in the teaching profession.
(45830)
126  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list by LEA building works in schools exceeding £1m undertaken in each year since 1997, stating (a) when the decision was made to go ahead with the project, (b) the political control of the LEA, (c) the cost of the works and (d) the constituency within which the school is located.
(45870)
127  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list by LEA the newly constructed schools opened in each year since 1997, stating (a) when the decision was made to construct the school, (b) the political control of the local education authority, (c) the cost of the buildings and (d) the constituency in which the school is located.
(45869)
128  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils in receipt of education maintenance allowances attend (a) selective and (b) non-selective schools in each authority where they are paid.
(45868)
129  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were found to be truant each year since 1997; if she will make a statement on truancy and measures planned and introduced to combat it; and what is done with children that are consistently truant from school despite action taken.
(46169)
130  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will announce a scheme of compensation to farmers following the ban on the farming of mink.
(45389)
131  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance she will give to pig farmers following the ban on feeding swill.
(45386)
132  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by her and her predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43385)
133  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45600)
134  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45615)
135  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the import regulations pertaining to livestock; and if she will make a statement.
(45839)
136  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the percentage improvement of energy efficiency is of each governmental department from 1990 levels; and whether these improvements are in line with the objectives laid out in the Model Policy Statement for Greening Government Operations.
(45790)
137  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's contingency plans for an outbreak of brucellosis.
(45840)
138  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28th January, Official Report, columns 92-3W, which FTSE companies reported upon their environmental impacts; which mentioned environmental issues; and which did not submit an environmental response to the Government.
(46263)
139  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the diseases and infections for which imported livestock is checked; and how many (a) positive results, (b) negative results and (c) dangerous contacts were identified through livestock tests in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(45841)
140  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the second draft of the Environmental Impact Statement on the Ashmoor disposal site will be completed; and if drafts will be placed in the Library .
(45922)
141  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what grants are available for noise insulation.
(45750)
142  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she will take to address pollution in the River Aire at Skipton.
(45793)
143  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from the Scottish Executive concerning the French ban on UK beef since the Barcelona Summit.
(45818)
144  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she will take to secure the lifting of the ban imposed by the French Government on imports of beef from the UK.
(45388)
145  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total value was of road haulage contracts for the removal of foot and mouth carcasses in Northumberland; what the value was of contracts awarded to Snowy Ltd; and what tendering procedure was used for the awarding of carcass haulage contracts.
(45456)
146  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase levels of inspection of food contained in luggage from countries infected with foot and mouth disease.
(46430)
147  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions for importing illegal meat have been carried out under hygiene regulations in each of the last five years.
(45384)
148  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to remove the restrictions for hauliers on the collection of livestock from more than one farm for transport to market.
(46199)
149  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice and guidance she has issued to local authorities concerning the exercise of their powers to control remissions into the atmosphere of noxious smells.
(46204)
150  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will conduct an environmental impact assessment across the supply chain to assess whether the aggregates levy meets the Government's sustainable development objectives; and if she will publish the results of this assessment in the Library.
(46428)
151  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many representations have been received regarding the inclusion of (a) Fordingbridge and (b) Milford on Sea within the designated boundary for the proposed New Forest National Park.
(46265)
152  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent changes have taken place in respect of recording wind speeds and directions at the Horticultural Research Station at Efford; and if she will make a statement.
(45954)
153  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her procedure and timetable for designating the New Forest as a national park.
(46266)
154  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to designate the New Forest as access land within the terms of the provisions of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(46264)
155  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's preparations for the forthcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development.
(46334)
156  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) economic and (b) welfare consequences of the use of levels of carbon dioxide exceeding 30 per cent. concentration of the gas mixture for poultry gassing.
(46378)
157  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ban the testing of finished household products on animals.
(45765)
158  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring there has been of the annual financial commitments given by the farming unions and the Crop Protection Association in respect of voluntary measures in place of a pesticide tax; and if she will make a statement.
(45923)
159  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what payments have been received from (a) farming unions and (b) the Crop Protection Association since the introduction of the voluntary measures package.
(45924)
160  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the role of her Department has been in checks on illegal meat imports at airports in the last two years; and if she will make a statement.
(46383)
161  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice on re-stocking is issued by her Department to farms culled out as part of the foot and mouth disease control measures in 2001.
(46386)
162  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on sand eel stocks of the 2002 total allowable catch for sand eel stock.
(46395)
163  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria and what timescale is being used by her Department for the issuing of aggregate dredging licences for the Brucey's Garden Area of the NW Dogger shipping area of the North Sea; and if she will make a statement.
(46397)
164  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on the cost of egg production in cage-based systems of implementation of Directive 1999/74/EC on the Welfare of Laying Hens; and if she will estimate the change in cost expected in the cage-based system following implementation of Directive 1999/74/EC.
(46392)
165  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much financial support has been granted by HM Government to horticultural research and development projects in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(46399)
166  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to hold discussions with (a) her French Government counterpart and (b) the European Commission about the continuing French ban on imports of British beef; and if she will make a statement.
(46402)
167  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress in her Department's bovine TB cattle testing programme; when she expects the TB testing programme to be brought up to date; and how many of (a) her Department's staff and (b) the State Veterinary Service are employed directly in the testing programme.
(46390)
168  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to meet representatives of the British Egg Industry Council to discuss the future viability of the UK egg production industry.
(46393)
169  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proposals she has to permit the spreading of organic manure on light to sandy soils in August, September and October under licence under the regulations contained in the Nitrate Vulnerable Zone Directive; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) cover crops and (b) catch crops in reducing nitrate leaching during autumn and winter months.
(46388)
170  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of total domestic egg sales is achieved through (a) retail, (b) catering and (c) processing/manufacturing; what percentage of total egg sales volume was organic; and what percentage of total UK egg production by volume was (i) cage, (ii) barn and (iii) free range in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(46391)
171  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the amount of coley (saithe) that was discarded back in the sea by British registered vessels during 2001.
(46394)
172  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the beef consumed in the UK was imported in the last 10 years for which figures are available; what proportion of the beef imported annually into the European Union is used by the UK for domestic consumption; and what assessment she has made of the effect on the UK beef industry of the European Commission's proposal to increase beef imports from Argentina.
(46403)
173  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many drop-offs will be allowed by her Department from a single auction pick-up of cattle moving through market; what checks will be made by divisional veterinary managers on farms seeking qualification for multiple drop-offs; and when she intends to make an announcement.
(46385)
174  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to meet representatives of the British Poultry Council to discuss levels of imports of turkey meat from competitor nations; what assessment she has made of domestic market conditions for domestic turkey producers; and if she will make a statement on the health and hygiene standards of turkey meat imported into the United Kingdom.
(46400)
175  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on ground phase hydrological cycle water quality of the four specific months during which manure is not to be spread as defined in the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Directive in those areas to which the Directive is applied.
(46387)
176  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the regulations governing the spreading of farms' (a) own manure and (b) brought-in manure on set aside land under the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Directive.
(46389)
177  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks are made by the State Veterinary Service on imports of cattle from France as part of re-stocking schemes following foot and mouth disease; how many cattle have been found to be carrying the disease brucellosis; when the last case of brucellosis was reported in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(46384)
178  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria her Department uses in making appointments to the North Eastern Sea Fisheries Committee; if she will list (a) the membership of the North Eastern Fisheries Committee and (b) the nature of the members' fishing activities; what assessment she has made of the composition of committee membership; and if she will make a statement on the role of the North Eastern Fisheries Committee Chairman in making appointments to the committee.
(46398)
179  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next intends to meet representatives of the National Beef Association.
(46401)
180  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Scotland Office on the devolution of powers and functions of the State Veterinary Service to the control of the Scottish Executive.
(46396)
181  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures have been introduced since 1997 to combat car dumping and increase removal of deserted vehicles.
(46166)
182  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of ships arriving in Newhaven since 1st January 2001 have been subject to customs checks; and of those occasions, what percentage resulted in the discovery of (a) illicit tobacco, (b) illicit alcohol, (c) class A drugs, (d) wildlife products contrary to the terms of CITES and (e) illicit meat; and what has been the value of produce seized in each category.
(45877)
183  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many BP employees are on secondment to his Department; for what purposes; on what terms; and how many BP employees have been on secondment to his Department since January 2000.
(45887)
184  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions in 2001 customs officers in Newhaven carried out joint operations with environmental health officers with a view to detecting illegal meat imports.
(45876)
185  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are to alter shift patterns amongst customs officers at Newhaven; and what the financial consequences of these changes will be.
(45875)
186  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many operational customs officers, excluding those undertaking purely office-based functions, are based at Newhaven.
(45879)
187  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions since 1st January 2001 brigading teams have been sent to Newhaven; how many person-shifts were undertaken there by officers based elsewhere; and if he will make a statement.
(45878)
188  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43375)
189  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the service delivery agreement to reduce sickness absence by 0.5 days by April 2001 was met.
(46103)
190  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45595)
191  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the increase in net public investment and improvement of the public capital stock in 2002 will be met.
(46000)
192  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he estimates the PSA target for the publication of the whole of Government Accounts for 2001-02 will be met.
(46003)
193  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for the achievement of investors in people accreditation was achieved on time.
(46004)
194  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for the completion of the information strategy review was met on time.
(45982)
195  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for achieving a declining trend in excessive hours worked will be met on time.
(46005)
196  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of progress with the Public Service Agreement target for securing an increase in the number of successful high growth business start-ups.
(46001)
197  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45610)
198  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he estimates that the PSA target for 2002 for increasing the proportion of business undertaken electronically will be achieved on time.
(46006)
199  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he estimates the PSA target for moving to electronic publishing of material hitherto published on paper will be met on time.
(45983)
200  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for the reduction of unfilled vacancies was achieved on time.
(45984)
201  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for reducing the number of households facing marginal deduction rates over 70 per cent. will be achieved on time.
(46002)
202  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he estimates that the PSA targets for correspondence and parliamentary response times will be met on time.
(45981)
203  
  
Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcome was of the ECOFIN Council held in Barcelona on 14th March; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.
(45951)
204  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out the percentage of gross domestic product and expenditure per capita represented by public infrastructure investment in (a) the UK and (b) other EU member states.
(45977)
205  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the insurance guidance that went to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury at the end of November 1998.
(46219)
206  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings have taken place since September 2001 between Lord Penrose and Treasury ministers.
(46014)
207  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if documentation covering the period in 1998 when the Treasury was directly responsible for regulating Equitable Life has been made available to the Penrose Inquiry.
(46208)
208  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Treasury's written evidence to the Penrose Inquiry.
(46106)
209  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Treasury ministers have been shown the documentation covering the period in 1998 when the Treasury was directly responsible for regulating Equitable Life.
(46107)
210  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Glasgow, Cathcart of 31st January, Official Report, column 450W, on electoral registers, what guidance he has given to financial institutions needing to obtain electoral registers to carry out their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(46451)
211  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to encourage motorists through the tax system to change to use the cleanest available fuels.
(45949)
212  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to maintain the road fuel duty differential.
(45948)
213  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the extent of false self-employment in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement.
(45758)
214  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what extra expenditure is planned this year, and in which departments and agencies of government, to tackle (a) money laundering and (b) the financial supports for terrorism.
(45748)
215  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Treasury has responded to the formal notice from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration of his intention to inquire into the regulation of Equitable Life.
(45736)
216  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations have been received from the Scottish Executive regarding the proposals for a strip tax on whisky.
(45817)
217  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence the Government has been requested to provide the Penrose Inquiry into Equitable Life other than the Baird Report.
(45884)
218  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the gross contribution was from public funds in 2000 and 2001 to (a) manufacturing and (b) farming.
(46278)
219  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the classification of motorbikes of over 600cc used by courier companies as leisure vehicles for vehicle excise duty.
(45859)
220  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason (a) a widow receiving a widowed mother's allowance is not eligible for working families tax credit and (b) a mother receiving maintenance payments from a living ex-partner is eligible for the credit.
(45858)
221  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) costs and (b) savings to HM Treasury in developing a modern mental health service.
(45929)
222  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that fund manager and stockbroking firms do not levy unjustified charges on their clients.
(45784)
223  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officers are allocated by Customs and Excise to control the entry of contraband tobacco into the UK.
(46271)
224  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the long term impact of the aggregates levy in Northern Ireland once the levy has been fully phased in.
(45738)
225  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make draft regulations for the implementation of the Aggregates Levy before 26th March.
(45390)
226  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Annual Report of HM Customs and Excise for 2000-01 has not yet been published.
(45745)
227  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the increase in recycling of construction and demolition waste and (b) the reduction in demand for virgin aggregates as a direct result of the aggregates levy.
(45737)
228  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the loss of revenue to the South East economy caused by the smuggling of (a) alcohol and (b) tobacco in the last three years.
(46433)
229  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what consideration he is giving to the tightening of VAT registration procedures for VAT numbers.
(46114)
230  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the annual lost revenue due to the illegal use of UK VAT registration numbers.
(46112)
231  
  
Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the number of illegally obtained VAT registration numbers in each of the last three years.
(46113)
232  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for each constituency in England the percentage of the workforce engaged in manufacturing in (a) 1990, (b) 1997 and (c) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(46205)
233  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the benefits of restricting the use of cash for payment for goods and services in excess of a determined figure as a means of tackling money laundering; and if he will make a statement.
(46202)
234  
  
Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of fraud have been exposed during the past 12 months in relation to the child care tax credit system.
(46108)
235  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which Minister has responsibility for dealing with complaints about the observation of the rules laid down by the Civil Service Code and Civil Service Management Code by the staff of the Board of the Inland Revenue.
(46492)
236  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria he will adopt for setting the rate for the aggregates levy in future years.
(46406)
237  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what risk assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) price of oil, (b) availability of oil and (c) UK economy of UK military action in Iraq.
(45160)
238  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the impact on the United Kingdom economy and (a) domestic and (b) business consumers of oil prices of (i) $30 a barrel, (ii) $35 a barrel and (iii) $38 a barrel for over 12 months' duration; and if he will make a statement on the implications for the economy of higher prices for oil produced on the UK Continental Shelf.
(45158)
239  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the regulations dealing with the Aggregates Levy will be laid before Parliament; and when they will come into force.
(46212)
240  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will delay the introduction of the Aggregates Levy to allow the publication of the regulations necessary to implement it in draft form; and if he will allow three months consultation on them before the levy commences.
(46214)
241  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors he will take into account in deciding the date for the implementation of the Aggregates Levy.
(46213)
242  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria he uses in determining what information relating to the companies from which Ministers have received hospitality he provides in answer to written parliamentary questions.
(46446)
243  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the average number of days, in excess of the day the question was put down for answer, that it has taken him to answer questions from (a) Opposition party honourable Members and (b) Government party honourable Members since 1st January; and if he will make a statement.
(46445)
244  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research is being carried out in his Department concerning the benefits of the single currency to the United Kingdom.
(46174)
245  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list his overseas visits since 7th June 2001.
(46173)
246  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) percentage of pensioner households that do not have (i) a telephone, (ii) e-mail and (iii) internet facilities.
(45687)
247  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost was of administering the working families tax credit in the last year for which figures are available.
(46465)
248  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been spent, broken down on an annual basis, on advertising and promoting the children's tax credit.
(46468)
249  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are expected to apply retrospectively for the children's tax credit for 2001-02 because they are self-employed.
(46473)
250  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families are in receipt of the children's tax credit, broken down into (a) those who receive the full credit, (b) those who receive a partial credit because they have a comparatively small tax liability and (c) those who receive a partial credit because they earn too much to receive the full credit.
(46472)
251  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to demonstrate the Government's position on recognising the result of the Zimbabwean elections, with particular reference to (a) diplomatic relations and (b) other protocols with Zimbabwe.
(45789)
252  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings were arranged for the Department to meet the US Assistant Secretary for Defense during his recent visit to London this week; and if he will make a statement on the outcome of the meetings.
(45695)
253  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many BP employees are on secondment to his Department; for what purposes; on what terms; and how many BP employees have been on secondment to his Department since January 2000.
(45886)
254  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessor since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43376)
255  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45607)
256  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45592)
257  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what costs have been incurred since 24th January by his Department in connection with the Saville Inquiry; and what his estimate is of the final cost to his Department.
(46025)
258  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consideration has been given to the offer of the Iraqi Government to allow British weapon inspectors into Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(43912)
259  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the India--UK Round Table's contribution to furthering the countries' partnership in education and science and technology.
(46302)
260  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is intended that the votes taken at the proceedings of the European Convention on the Future of Europe will be recorded.
(46255)
261  
  
Sue Doughty (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what have been the results of Government representations to the Government of Botswana to keep its assurances to maintain basic services for the Kalahari Bushmen and not forcibly remove the Bushmen from the Kalahari reserve; if the planned visit to the reserve by the High Commissioner has taken place; and if he will make a statement.
(45882)
262  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has concerning Iraq's capacity in weapons of mass destruction; and if he will make a statement.
(46342)
263  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last had discussions with the Australian Government regarding aboriginal affairs.
(45972)
264  
N  
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation the British Government has made to the Government of Thailand to (a) ascertain the fate of Peter Lionel Sinnott who disappeared in Pattaya on 4th January and (b) encourage the Thai Government to urge the Thai Police to treat the matter with urgency.
(45387)
265  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who will be representing the Government at the 500th anniversary celebrations on the Island of St Helena.
(46189)
266  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart in respect of the implications for the future effectiveness of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty of the United States Nuclear Posture Review 2002.
(46195)
267  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to obtain (a) UN and (b) NATO authorisation to allow a United Kingdom military attack on Iraq.
(45159)
268  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 13th February, Official Report, column 435W, on Burma, what assessment he has made of measures taken in partnership with the EU designed to promote human rights, national reconciliation and democracy in Burma; and if he will make a statement.
(46379)
269  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many persons are employed by his Department to accompany visitors from abroad; and if he will list (a) their names and (b) their salary scales.
(46225)
270  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the non-diplomatic service appointments he has made since 7th June 2001.
(46226)
271  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to visit Gibraltar.
(46224)
272  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list his overseas visits since 7th June 2001.
(46223)
273  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential and (b) nursing care homes and their beds there were in the borough of Bournemouth from 1997 to 2001.
(45952)
274  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43379)
275  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45606)
276  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45591)
277  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were the budgets for (a) the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, (b) the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and (c) the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in each year since 1995.
(45732)
278  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the specialties provided at (a) the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and (b) the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.
(45733)
279  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice NHS bodies in Shropshire have received about (a) the urgency and (b) the scope of a merger between hospital trusts in the county.
(45730)
280  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) consultants, (b) doctors and (c) nurses there are at (i) the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and (ii) the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.
(45734)
281  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice was sought by or given to NHS bodies in Shropshire about the timing of the launch of its consultation on a prospective expression of interest in the merger of hospital trusts in the county in relation to the abolition of the local health authority and the establishment of primary care trusts.
(45731)
282  
  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on research into a cure for Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(45787)
283  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many delayed discharge patients there are in the Barrow and Furness constituency waiting to leave hospital.
(45263)
284  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant places there are in residential homes in the Barrow and Furness parliamentary constituency.
(45262)
285  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates his Department has made of the total cost of making the provision of personal care for retired people free.
(45508)
286  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the emergency readmission figures for Q2 2001-02 broken down by (a) region and (b) health authority.
(45772)
287  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many audiologists are employed in the NHS; and how many vacancies there are.
(45979)
288  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the hospital repairs backlog is; and what his estimate is of the cost of eliminating it.
(46110)
289  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the private care and acute NHS trusts which have applied to share in resources for monitoring hearing aid services in 2002-03 and, in respect of each, the sum of money awarded.
(45980)
290  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the NHS estate is compliant with health and safety requirements.
(46117)
291  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new hospitals construction started in 2001-02.
(46118)
292  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many one stop primary care centres there are in England.
(46201)
293  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has collated on the threat to human health from emissions of (a) benzene and (b) 1,3 butadiene, (c) particulates (i) PM10 and (ii) PM2.5, (d) carbon monoxide, (e) sulphur dioxide and (f) oxides of nitrogen from road transport; and if he will make a statement.
(45947)
294  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what collections of drug resistant micro organisms are known to the Health Protection Agency; and what steps are being taken to maintain and support such collections.
(45751)
295  
  
Tony Cunningham (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recruitment targets exist for therapy radiographers; how he intends they should be achieved; and by when.
(45950)
296  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 5th March, Official Report, column 304W, on Procure 21, if he will list the pilot areas for the NHS procurement initiative Procure 21; and what the minimum financial level will be of the contract which will be awarded in relation to NHS Procure 21.
(46322)
297  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the outcome of the public consultation exercise over the proposed night-time closure of Edgware Hospital UTC, indicating (a) the number of responses, (b) those supporting the closure and (c) those opposing the closure; and if he will make a statement.
(45824)
298  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the demands on health services in (a) Barnet and (b) Hendon of (i) the growth in population in the last 10 years and (ii) the predicted growth in population over the next 15 years; and if he will make a statement.
(45823)
299  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of people in (a) Barnet and (b) Hendon who are not registered with a GP; and if he will make a statement.
(45826)
300  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services the NHS provides to meet the language needs of the Chinese community in Barnet.
(45313)
301  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of out of hours health services in (a) Barnet and (b) Hendon.
(45828)
302  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards the new hospital development at Edgware.
(45821)
303  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of waiting times at (a) Barnet and (b) Northwick Park Hospitals' accident and emergency departments; and if he will make a statement.
(45820)
304  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of public transport links from (a) Colindale, (b) Burnt Oak and (c) West Hendon to (i) Barnet Hospital and (ii) Northwick Park East Hospital at (A) midnight, (B) 2 a.m. and (C) 4 a.m.; and if he will make a statement.
(45827)
305  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of people attending the Edgware Hospital UTC and walk-in centre (a) in total and (b) between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. who are not registered with a GP; and if he will make a statement.
(45825)
306  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of waiting times at Edgware UTC walk in centre; and if he will make a statement.
(45822)
307  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of (a) the capacity and (b) the performance of London Ambulance Service answering 999 calls in Barnet at night; and if he will make a statement.
(45819)
308  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations for Scoliosis correction were carried out by the NHS in each of the last three years; and what plans he has to increase this number.
(45872)
309  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent (a) in 1996-97, (b) in 1997-98, (c) in 1998-99, (d) in 1999-2000, (e) in 2000-01 and (f) in 2001-02 to the present date on hospital security, broken down by regional health authority.
(46289)
310  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) appraisals and (b) sets of guidelines were issued by NICE in (i) Q4 2000-01 and (ii) Q1, (iii) Q2 and (iv) Q3 in 2001-02.
(46284)
311  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) women and (b) men pensioners in 2000-01 broken down by regional health authority completed a free health check on retirement through the pilot scheme announced in the NHS Plan; and if he will make a statement.
(46282)
312  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurse training organisations were operating the new model of nurse education and training outlined in the NHS Plan by Q3 2001-02.
(46283)
313  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what national targets have been developed by stakeholders to narrow the health gap (a) in childhood and (b) throughout life between socio-economic groups.
(46292)
314  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many, and which, NHS organisations were inspected by (a) the Commission for Health Improvement and (b) the Audit Commisson in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(46286)
315  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, by regional health authority, the compensation payments paid to members of the general public in response to claims of negligence upheld against the authority in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01.
(46287)
316  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what publications were published by NHSplus in 2000-01; how many of each publication were printed and distributed; and what the cost was of each publication.
(46347)
317  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the pledged (a) secure beds, (b) 24 hour staffed beds and (c) assertive outreach teams with patient access available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those with complex mental health needs are in place; and how many he estimates there will be by April.
(46285)
318  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost is of the mobile dental clinic at Highworth; and how many patients used it per day on average in the last 12 months.
(45466)
319  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration he has given to opening a dental access centre in North Wiltshire.
(45465)
320  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual cost is of the Dental Access Centre in Swindon; and how many patients have been treated in the centre since its opening; and how many on average per day.
(45463)
321  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to decide whether to open dental access centres.
(45464)
322  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of responses was achieved to (a) Category A calls within eight minutes and (b) category B calls within 14 minutes in (i) Q4 2000-01, (ii) Q1 2001-02, (iii) Q2 2001-02 and (iv) Q3 2001-02 by urban ambulance services.
(46288)
323  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the appointment of new managers to failing hospitals will be decided; what system of assessment was used to rate those hospitals with a no star rating; and if he will make a statement.
(46029)
324  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pensioners in Portsmouth have died from hypothermia in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(46443)
325  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS trusts provided IVF treatment on the NHS as of 1st March; how many patients have received IVF treatment in the last year; how many patients he expects to be provided with IVF treatment in the next year; and if he will make a statement.
(46030)
326  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what efficiency and other value for money gains were achieved in the NHS as a percentage of health authority unified allocations, in each year since April 1999, and for the latest year for which figures are available.
(45720)
327  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost to the National Health Service of the salaries of doctors on suspension and absent on special leave during the most recent year for which figures are available.
(45728)
328  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what, in equivalent percentage terms, the efficiency and other value for money gains in the operation of his Department were in (a) 1999-2000, (b)2000-01 and (c) 2001-02.
(45724)
329  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list over the period of 1999-2000 to 2001-02 the savings that were made on action on contractor fraud broken down by (a) cash recoveries and (b) prevention savings.
(45722)
330  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of services have been reviewed in line with Government policy in the handbook 'Better Quality Services' since September 1999.
(45726)
331  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many primary care premises have been improved in (a) England and (b) each health authority since March 1999.
(45718)
332  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a decision was made after the pilot scheme on the best use of a government procurement card in his Department.
(45721)
333  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors were on suspension at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(45729)
334  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of undisputed invoices were paid by his Department within 30 days or the agreed contracted terms otherwise specified in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02.
(45725)
335  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average annual increase of whole time equivalent general practitioners was in percentage terms in England in each year since 1996, including the latest year for which figures are available.
(45717)
336  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of children were re-registered on the Child Protection Register in the year ending March 1999.
(45723)
337  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department ensured (a) that all NHS trusts set a target of at least three per cent. in 2000-01 for procurement savings and (b) that delivery of these savings was monitored.
(45727)
338  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of general practitioner surgeries who were using clinical computer systems in March 1999 were connected to the NHS Net by the end of 1999.
(45719)
339  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he expects to meet each of the targets originally set out in (a) National Service Frameworks and (b) the NHS Plan.
(45933)
340  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the overspend is in each NHS trust, PCT and health authority.
(45937)
341  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was lent under the NHS brokerage system in each of the last five years; and (a) by whom and (b) to whom.
(45846)
342  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the transfer of a liability to a PCT from a health authority or trust has an impact on the level of resources available to that PCT for spending on patient care; and if he will make a statement.
(45851)
343  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether (a) assets and (b) liabilities will be transferred to strategic health authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(45940)
344  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated to the treatment of (a) psychosis and (b) other mental health problems in adults in financial year 2001-02.
(45942)
345  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which PCTs have delayed planned initiatives and new services (a) in 2001-02 and (b) for 2002-03.
(45934)
346  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the likelihood of his new target for treatment of urgent cancers being met in Oxfordshire in 2002-03.
(45931)
347  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts have an in-year deficit position; and what is the deficit.
(45849)
348  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money is owed and (a) by whom and (b) to whom, under the NHS brokerage system.
(45847)
349  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money by way of liabilities each PCT (a) has taken responsibility for and (b) is expected to take responsibility for; and from whom the responsibility is transferred.
(45844)
350  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the amount was of NHS trust deficits in each trust in each of the last five years.
(45850)
351  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was repaid under the NHS brokerage system in each of the last five years; and (a) by whom and (b) to whom.
(45845)
352  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from health authorities, PCTs and NHS trusts about the obligation to fund NICE-approved treatments.
(45932)
353  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what accumulated NHS deficits there are within each health authority area.
(45939)
354  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the likely level of (a) underspending and (b) overspending in the NHS in 2001-02.
(45936)
355  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) current and (b) accumulated deficits there are in health authorities.
(45938)
356  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the liabilities by value of trusts and health authorities which (a) have been and (b) are to be transferred to PCTs.
(45843)
357  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the underlying deficits are (a) in each NHS trust and/or body and (b) in England.
(45848)
358  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) amount and (b) proportion of mental health expenditure has been on child and adolescent services in financial year 2001-02; and if he will make a statement on his assessment of the adequacy of the (i) amount and (ii) proportion of expenditure devoted to child and adolescent services.
(45941)
359  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from health authorities, PCTs and NHS trusts as to their ability to achieve NHS Plan and NSF targets in 2002-03.
(45930)
360  
  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money is owed within the NHS; and (a) by whom and (b) to whom it is owed.
(45852)
361  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was made available to the Medical Research Council for research into autism each year from 1992 to 2001; and how the £2.5 million funding available to the Medical Research Council for continued research into autism will be used.
(46423)
362  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for adoption were made to each local authority by (a) a married couple and (b) a single person in each of the last three years.
(46408)
363  
  
Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were placed for adoption by each local authority with (a) a married couple and (b) a single person in each of the last three years.
(46409)
364  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recommended number of hospital respiratory specialist physicians is (a) per head of population and (b) per NHS trust.
(45742)
365  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital respiratory specialist physicians are in post, broken down by (a) coverage per head of the population and (b) NHS trust.
(45743)
366  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital respiratory specialist physicians posts are unfilled, broken down by NHS trust.
(45744)
367  
  
Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in investigating his Department's performance in answering parliamentary questions.
(46407)
368  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Key Worker Scheme on recruitment and retention of nursing staff in the South East.
(46434)
369  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps he has taken to improve the cervical cancer screening programme.
(45778)
370  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of adults smoked in each year since 1992 (a) in total and (b) by social class.
(45781)
371  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been invested in hospices and palliative care under the Cancer Plan.
(45780)
372  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the opportunity costs of the Cancer Plan.
(45774)
373  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards establishing a lead clinician for cancer within each PCT as identified in the Cancer Plan.
(45770)
374  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what extra major pieces of diagnostic equipment have been purchased under the Cancer Plan.
(45776)
375  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the extra training of existing staff as identified in the Cancer Plan.
(45769)
376  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on hospices and palliative care (a) by the voluntary sector and (b) by Government in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(45779)
377  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in the five-a-day programme under the Cancer Plan.
(45771)
378  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in recruitiing the extra (a) cancer specialists, (b) nurses and (c) radiographers identified in the Cancer Plan.
(45777)
379  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average wait was for urgent GP referral to treatment for (a) children's cancers, (b) testicular cancers, (c) acute leukaemia, (d) breast cancers and (e) all cancers at the latest date for which figures are available.
(45783)
380  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in developing services to improve genetic risk assessment for cancer under the Cancer Plan.
(45775)
381  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he plans to introduce a Commissioner for Children in England.
(45958)
382  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists worked in the UK in 2001; and what was the comparable figure for 1997.
(46180)
383  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses working for the NHS are on work permits.
(46182)
384  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting lists are for operations in the Leicestershire health area in each category.
(46181)
385  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists in each health authority are practising in the NHS.
(46179)
386  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines exist for NHS dentists concerning the removal of wisdom teeth.
(46178)
387  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the new Chairman of the Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust was appointed; and who was informed.
(45468)
388  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was (a) the original budgeted expenditure and (b) the actual expenditure of West Surrey Health Authority in each of the last five years.
(45502)
389  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) directly employed nurses and (b) agency nurses were employed by the Ashford and St. Peters Hospital NHS Trust on 1st January (i) 1999, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2001 and (iv) 2002; and how much the use of agency nurses added to the expenditure of the Trust in each of the last three years.
(45503)
390  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the debt is of West Surrey Health Authority; and to which bodies it will be allocated when the Authority is abolished.
(45467)
391  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was (a) the original budgeted expenditure and (b) the actual expenditure of the Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years.
(45501)
392  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the land and buildings identified to his Department as the source of funds to pay off the debt of West Surrey Health Authority.
(45504)
393  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March, Official Report, column 46W, on Human Rights Act 1998 compliance in hospitals, how many complaints made on human rights grounds have been made by detained patients through the NHS complaints procedures.
(44772)
394  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the starting salary for (a) junior house officers and (b) senior house officers in (i) the Northwest, (ii) the Southeast, (iii) the Northeast, (iv) the Midlands and (v) Scotland was in (A) 1999, (B) 2000 and (C) 2001; what it is in 2002; and what it will be in (1) 2003 and (2) 2004.
(44998)
395  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department has spent on research into cystic fibrosis since 1997; and which organisations the Government has met to discuss raising awareness of the disease.
(46167)
396  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many BP employees are on secondment to his Department; for what purposes; on what terms; and how many BP employees have been on secondment to his Department since January 2000.
(45885)
397  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11th February to the honourable Member for Mid-Worcestershire, Official Report, column 57W, on asylum accommodation centres, when he expects to announce the selected locations of the proposed accommodation centres for asylum seekers.
(45735)
398  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessor since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43382)
399  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45618)
400  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45603)
401  
  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers and their dependants are supported by (a) NASS, (b) local authorities and (c) the mainstream welfare benefits system.
(45773)
402  
  
Ann Coffey (Stockport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Criminal Records Bureau intends to publish its Corporate and Business Plan 2002 to 2007.
(46321)
403  
  
Ann Coffey (Stockport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the United Kingdom Passport Service intends to publish its Corporate and Business Plan 2002 to 2007.
(46320)
404  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will make a decision on the case of Mr Rami Mehsen (ref. GAT/37568), a constituent of the honourable Member for Putney.
(45261)
405  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which applicants to join the police service are classified as recruits.
(45873)
406  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to encourage former officers to rejoin the police service; and if applications from such people will be treated in the same way as those from (a) new recruits and (b) officers seeking a transfer from another force.
(45874)
407  
N  
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his cooperation with the governments of Japan and South Korea on their deportation processes during the World Cup finals.
(43164)
408  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will give the figures for street robberies in London for the most recent year for which figures are available and the five preceding years showing seperately how many such robberies in each year were of mobile phones.
(46207)
409  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maximum capacity is for each prison in Wales; and how many prisoners are held in each prison.
(45795)
410  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of disorderly conduct were reported in 1997 and each subsequent year in (a) Preston, (b) Blackburn, (c) Lancashire, (d) the North West, (e) Wales and (f) the UK.
(45794)
411  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders have been released from prison with electronic tags in (a) Wales and (b) Lancashire; and how many of these went on to commit further crime whilst wearing the electronic tag in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(45791)
412  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the (a) nationality and (b) future rights of those no longer eligible for the special voucher scheme.
(46319)
413  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation was carried out prior to the abolition of the special voucher scheme.
(46318)
414  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in Hampshire; and if he will make a statement.
(46442)
415  
N  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions his Department is having with football clubs on crowd misbehaviour.
(43171)
416  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the Government promotes innovation in services for young people.
(46326)
417  
  
Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the implementation of the Children and Young Peoples Unit Core Principles for Government will be evaluated.
(46328)
418  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many community wardens will be employed in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley in the next financial year.
(45928)
419  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the funding of community wardens in Chorley.
(45871)
420  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the business strategy and business model developed for the effective use of IT by the National Probation Service.
(46016)
421  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources are available to implement the National Probation Service's IT strategy; and if he will make a statement.
(46017)
422  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how recharging arrangements are being negotiated for the National Probation Service's IT desktop services.
(46019)
423  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made by the National Probation Service Directorate to direct human resources policies needed to attract, retain and develop staff to deliver IT capabilities.
(46018)
424  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if an outsourcing contract has been signed for the Probation Service's IT; and how the scope and costs of the technology upgrade has been determined.
(46020)
425  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to receive the conclusions and recommendations of the review that he has commissioned into fire safety precautions and the use of sprinklers in young offender institutions, adult prisons and detention centres.
(45746)
426  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on animal experiments.
(45920)
427  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes against tourists in London have been reported in each of the last five years.
(45956)
428  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines he has issued on the establishment of centres housing asylum seekers in remote rural areas.
(45163)
429  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the housing of asylum seekers on the Centrex site at High Ercall, Shropshire; and if he will make a statement on the suitability of the site for that purpose.
(45161)
430  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the cost of converting the Centrex Site at High Ercall, Shropshire, to a centre for housing asylum seekers.
(45165)
431  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he plans to carry out a feasibility study into the suitability of the Centrex site at High Ercall, Shropshire, as a place for housing asylum seekers.
(45162)
432  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) Angel Development Corporation and (b) other interested parties on the suitability of the Centrex site at High Ercall, Shropshire, for housing asylum seekers since 27th November 2001.
(45164)
433  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the security criteria for centres housing asylum seekers in remote rural areas.
(45166)
434  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police concerning thefts and robberies at Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.
(46203)
435  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are detained at Feltham Young Offenders Institute; and if he will provide a breakdown of this figure by ethnic origin.
(45715)
436  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the members of the team preparing the report on the Victims' Charter Consultation; what its terms of reference are; when its work is expected to commence; and when the report will be published.
(46479)
437  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who the special representative of road traffic victims is on the main Victims' Charter Implementation Group.
(46490)
438  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the members of the Victims' Charter Implementation Group, and the departments, organisations and victim groups which they represent.
(46491)
439  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers serving in the (a) Leicestershire and (b) Nottinghamshire constabularies were previously employed in the Metropolitan Police.
(46211)
440  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the ACPO concerning the Police Reform Bill.
(46210)
441  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training has been provided by the Government to assist (a) charitable organisations and (b) Citizens Advice Bureaux in ensuring that their activities comply with the Human Rights Act 1998.
(45385)
442  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by her since she took office, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43389)
443  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45614)
444  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45599)
445  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance she offers to developing countries in dealing with disability issues.
(46268)
446  
  
Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she last visited Zambia; what assistance her Department is providing to Zambia; and if she will make a statement on her Department's assistance for Mechanics for Africa.
(45833)
447  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether humanitarian aid provided to Zimbabwe has been seized by government militia in the last 12 months.
(46276)
448  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what difficulties her Department is facing in the delivery of humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe; and what action is being taken to overcome such difficulties.
(46275)
449  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the sustainability of the Vision 2020 project in Andhra Pradesh, India.
(46281)
450  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Vision 2020 project in Andhra Pradesh in India on the local population as regards (a) displacement of population, (b) loss of homes and (c) loss of employment.
(46280)
451  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the environmental impact of the Vision 2020 project in Andhra Pradesh in India as regards (a) GM crops and (b) use of pesticides.
(46279)
452  
  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department is providing to Yugoslavia to help that country deal with its refugee problem.
(46267)
453  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government has done since 1997 to assist countries with AIDS and HIV to gain access to care and treatment; what antiretroviral drugs have been provided to Third World countries; and if she will make a statement.
(46168)
454  
  
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will affiliate the United Kingdom to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
(46295)
455  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45598)
456  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45613)
457  
N  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge & West Devon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he expects to introduce the planned fee increases at the Public Guardianship Office for new applications to the Court of Protection; and whether public consultation will take place beforehand.
(45921)
458  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, under what circumstances a McKenzie Friend (a) can and (b) cannot be used in court; and in which type of courts they are used.
(44804)
459  
N  
Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he will answer the question tabled by the honourable Member for Harborough on 26th February regarding the closure of courts.
(45686)
460  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many children have been killed after the Family Law Court granted unsupervised access to the parent or guardian in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(46437)
461  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of the provision of quality legal advice to asylum seekers prior to an initial decision on their application, the efficiency and quality of those decisions and the number of subsequent appeals; what assessment he has made of the potential costs and savings of ensuring quality legal advice is available prior to initial decisions; and if he will make a statement.
(46015)
462  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the estimated date is for CAFCASS to be 'e' ready in line with targets set for public bodies; and if he will make a statement.
(46013)
463  
  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the CAFCASS IT system has database facilities installed; and if he will make a statement.
(46012)
464  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what frequency of board meetings the CAFCASS Support Infrastructure Project Initiation document specifies; and on how many occasions the Board met between July 2001 and January 2002.
(46009)
465  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many senior responsible owners there have been in charge of the CAFCASS Support Infrastructure Project since the preparation of the Project Initiation Document; who had this responsibility between July 2001 and January 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(46010)
466  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of the children's guardians who work for CAFCASS have been allowed to access the CAFCASS IT system; and if he will make a statement.
(46011)
467  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he last met the President of the Law Society and the Chairman of the Bar.
(46177)
468  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received concerning the Adoption Bill.
(46176)
469  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many courts he has closed since 7th June 2001.
(46175)
470  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps the Government is taking to end child abuse deaths; and if he will make a statement.
(45883)
471  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43378)
472  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he expects the 2002 target for ethnic minority representation in the Home Civil Service Senior Civil Service Group will be met on time.
(45988)
473  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45682)
474  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the 2001 target for women's participation in the Northern Ireland Civil Service was met on time.
(45987)
475  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Department produced a full e-business strategy by June 2001.
(45998)
476  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he expects the 2002 target for women's participation in the Home Civil Service to be met on time.
(45989)
477  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by what percentage the differential between the cost per prisoner place in Northern Ireland and that in England and Wales has changed in 2001-02.
(45992)
478  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the quinquennial reviews in the (a) Compensation Agency and (b) Forensic Science Northern Ireland have been completed.
(45991)
479  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the (a) Police Authority and (b) Royal Ulster Constabulary targets for reducing sickness absence by police officers and civilians were met by March 2001.
(45986)
480  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he estimates the target for reducing average sickness absence rates for departmental staff in 2001-02 will be achieved.
(45993)
481  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the review of the Code of Practice for victims was conducted in 2001 as undertaken in the 2001 Departmental Report; and what the outcome was.
(45996)
482  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target of conducting 25 per cent. of departmental dealings electronically will be met in 2002.
(45995)
483  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he estimates that the Public Service Agreement target for efficiency savings in core departmental administration costs in 2001-02 will be achieved.
(45994)
484  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the improved performance management system referred to on page 64 of the 2001 Departmental Report took effect from 1st April 2001.
(45997)
485  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of the procurement transactions were made with the Government procurement card by 31st March 2001.
(45990)
486  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the strategy and quantified targets for tackling crime were published by March 2001.
(45999)
487  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the target is for reducing sickness absence by police officers and civilians in 2001-02; and if he estimates it will be met.
(45985)
488  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the staff serving the Saville Inquiry and give (a) the annual full cost of their employment to his Department, (b) their salaries, (c) their daily expense allowance and (d) the collective costs of their travel to date.
(46022)
489  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the responsibility for the shooting of (a) a 40 year old man on waste ground at the back of Bray Street, North Belfast on 14th March and (b) a 24 year old man shot in both legs at the rear of houses at Glenlea Park, Garnerville on 12th March.
(46341)
490  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he expects Lord Saville to report his findings.
(46023)
491  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of the Saville Inquiry to his Department has been to date; and what his current estimate is of the final cost of the whole inquiry.
(46024)
492  
  
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people identified as (a) Protestant and (b) Roman Catholic who have applied to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (i) were found to be suitably qualified and (ii) were not offered a position within the Police Service.
(45756)
493  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which Northern Ireland political parties endorsed the Western Park Agreement.
(45969)
494  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what support he has given to the establishment of a prison service trust to assist the families of those who have served with the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
(45968)
495  
N  
Lady Hermon (North Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Police Service of Northern Ireland has obtained exemption from the application of the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998.
(44039)
496  
  
Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the NI Prison Service will publish its 2002 to 2005 corporate and business plan; and what performance targets have been set for 2002-03.
(46331)
497  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will bring forward proposals to provide financial assistance to facilitate visits to Parliament by school and youth groups from constituencies located long distances from Westminster.
(46274)
498  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the President of the Council, if, in his proposals for modernisation of the House, he will consider (a) the House providing information about the work of the Scottish Parliament and devolved assemblies within the UK and (b) requesting the same bodies to provide information about the work of the House on a reciprocal basis in their own information centres.
(46273)
499  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the implications for government policy of the implementation of Phase Three.
(45890)
500  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43373)
501  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Prime Minister, what response he has made to representations on the Government's support for Rehabilitation International's Charter for the Third Millennium, presented to him on 5th July 2000 and the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Charter's call for a UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People; and if he will (a) publish the response in the Official Report and (b) place copies in the Library.
(45511)
502  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions his Policy Unit has had with the SRA on the development of the SRA's Capacity Utilisation Strategy.
(45709)
503  
N  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on Departmental responsibility for (a) preventing illegal meat imports entering the United Kingdom and (b) detecting meat imports which have entered the United Kingdom illegally.
(46105)
504  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Lewes of 4th February, Official Report, column 690W, whether he assesses the allegations made relating to (a) Mr Mittal and (b) representatives of LNM to be unsubstantiated and unjustified; and if he will make a statement.
(46447)
505  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to visit Gibraltar.
(46185)
506  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he last spoke to the Chief Minister of Gibraltar.
(46184)
507  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by her and her predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43384)
508  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45612)
509  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45597)
510  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she has taken to represent Scottish interests to the DWP on pensions issues.
(46348)
511  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she is taking to represent Scottish interests to the Treasury in setting net borrowing attributable to Scotland.
(46353)
512  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she is taking to represent Scottish interests to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Budget negotiations.
(46354)
513  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she has taken to represent Scottish interests to the DTLR on the current strikes by train drivers.
(46349)
514  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she has taken to represent Scottish interests to the Treasury in agreeing levels of services and their associated expenditures for Scottish residents.
(46350)
515  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she is taking to in represent Scottish interests to the Treasury in agreeing levels of tax on Scottish residents and enterprises.
(46351)
516  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she is taking to represent Scottish interests to the Treasury on the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(46352)
517  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the retail value of tobacco smuggled into Scotland without payment of the relevant duty.
(46272)
518  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans she has to visit the Baltic states.
(45842)
519  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps she is taking to make Scottish companies aware of the business opportunities presented by the enlargement of the European Union.
(45786)
520  
N  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the functions which she exercises in relation to Scotland in reserved matters.
(46104)
521  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45679)
522  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching referred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45680)
523  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Solicitor General, what costs have been incurred by her Department since 23rd January in connection with the Saville Inquiry.
(46145)
524  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Solicitor General, what representations she has received concerning the Auld Report; and if she will make a statement.
(46232)
525  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many overseas visits she has made since 7th June 2001.
(46172)
526  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the appointments she has made since 7th June 2001.
(46171)
527  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Solicitor General, what ethnic monitoring he has initiated concerning use of counsel by her Department.
(46170)
528  
  
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East)‹bj526›what the outcome was of the Committee's consideration of the Commission's plan for 2002-03 to 2006-07.
(46333)
529  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many BP employees are on secondment to her Department; for what purposes; on what terms; and how many BP employees have been on secondment to her Department since January 2000.
(45889)
530  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by her and her predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43386)
531  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45602)
532  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by her Department in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(45617)
533  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export licences were granted between 1972 and 1989 for the export of BL755 cluster munitions; and if she will provide the (a) number of cluster munitions exported, (b) category codes and (c) final end-use destination.
(46152)
534  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will describe the end-use procedures in place to monitor and prevent the re-export and proliferation of British supplied cluster munitions.
(46158)
535  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export licences have been granted since the introduction of the ELATE export licensing system for the export of cluster munitions; and what are (a) the number of cluster munitions exported, (b) the category codes and (c) the final end-use destination.
(46247)
536  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export licences were granted between 1972 and 1989 for the export of cluster munitions; and if she will provide (a) the number of cluster munitions exported, (b) category codes and (c) final end-use destination.
(46159)
537  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if an export licence is required for the refurbishment, and subsequent re-export, of cluster munitions.
(46253)
538  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Open Individual Export licences have been granted since 2nd May 1997 for the export of cluster munitions; and if she will provide the (a) number of cluster munitions exported, (b) category codes and (c) final end-use destination.
(46156)
539  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export licences were granted between 1972 and 1989 for the export of BL755 cluster munitions (Batch No. 62529); and if she will provide the (a) number of cluster munitions exported, (b) category codes, and (c) final end-use destination.
(46154)
540  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what end-use documentation was provided with the export licence application from Hunting Engineering for the export of the BL755 cluster munitions (Batch No. 82529); and if she will make a statement on discussions her Department has had with the manufacturer and the government in the original country of destination regarding the (a) diversion and (b) re-export of the original transfer to Ethiopia.
(46149)
541  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export licences were granted for the export of BL755 cluster munitions to Ethiopia between 1972 and 1989; and if she will provide the (a) number of cluster munitions exported, (b) category codes and (c) final end-use destination.
(46151)
542  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what export licences were granted for the export of BL755 cluster munitions to Israel between 1972 and 1989; and if she will provide the (a) number of cluster munitions exported, (b) category codes and (c) final end-use destination.
(46153)
543  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of employment legislation in the construction industry; and if she will make a statement.
(45757)
544  
  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps have been taken to ensure that practical measures directed at the arms industry are in place for the enforcement of Part 12 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.
(46296)
545  
N  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) amount and (b) proportion of the DTI's budget has been allocated to support Business Links over the past five years.
(46192)
546  
N  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many calls have been received by the Business Links national call centres since April 2001; and what proportion of these were re-directed to each of the local business link providers.
(46191)
547  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to compensate home owners whose properties (a) have suffered a substantial fall in value and (b) are unsaleable because of abandoned mineshafts nearby.
(46300)
548  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will announce her conclusions on the Heriot Watt University study on the impact of coal mineshafts; and if she will make a statement.
(46262)
549  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations the Small Business Service has received from the Small Business Council on regulatory impact assessments.
(46303)
550  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what figures she has collated on how many British investment projects there have been into Japan in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-1999, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01; what their size was; and how many of those projects were (i) engineering and (ii) manufacturing based.
(46445)
551  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Japanese investment projects there were into Britain in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01; what their size was; and how many of those projects were (i) engineering and (ii) manufacturing based.
(46344)
552  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February, Official Report, column 1486W, if she will list the boards of which Mair Barnes is a non-executive director.
(46346)
553  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received about the impact of the Export Credit Bill on academic and scientific research; and if she will make a statement.
(45867)
554  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to increase broadband coverage in Monmouthshire.
(45866)
555  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to commission data on the gender pay gap in Stevenage.
(46299)
556  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what monitoring her Department has undertaken of the asteroid 2002 EM7 and its orbit.
(46007)
557  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 21st January, Official Report, column 561W, on mobile phones, what stage has been reached in discussions between her Department and mobile phone manufacturers on how mobile phone handset security might be improved; and when she estimates such measures will be introduced.
(46429)
558  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support her Department is giving to the promotion of trading links between Scotland and the Baltic states.
(45767)
559  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessments he has made of (a) the number of operational quarries in the UK (i) now and (ii) 10 years ago and (b) the percentage change in full-time quarrying jobs over the last 10 years.
(45739)
560  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress is being made in reducing the administrative burden on small businesses.
(46431)
561  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure Postcomm consults all local authorities on its proposals to increase competition in postal services; and if she will make a statement.
(45953)
562  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what annual revenue would accrue from a one pence increase in the price of (a) first and (b) second class stamps; if Consignia plans to increase postal charges; and if she will make a statement.
(45959)
563  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when manufacture of the A400M will start in the UK; and how many jobs the programme is expected to (a) generate and (b) safeguard in the North West.
(46206)
564  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with the Treasury on a delay to the aggregates levy.
(46475)
565  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment has been made of the likely change in the price of construction materials following the introduction of the aggregates levy.
(46478)
566  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the effect the aggregates levy will have on the ability of SME type quarry operators to compete with large vertically integrated companies.
(46477)
567  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total annual budget is of the East of England Development Agency in 2001-02; and what sum within that total is allocated to publicity and marketing.
(45509)
568  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which district councils and unitary authorities Postcomm have consulted with regarding their proposals affecting Consignia.
(46229)
569  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of Postcomm proposals for Consignia and the introduction of competition into postal markets ahead of European proposals.
(46230)
570  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what previous experience Postcomm commissioners have regarding postal services in the United Kingdom.
(46251)
571  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if Postcomm has consulted (a) the Steve King Orchestra, (b) Victoria's Jewellers, (c) Lancashire County Council, (d) Lancaster City Council and (e) honourable Members regarding their current proposals affecting Consignia.
(46231)
572  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the appointments for Postcomm commissioners were advertised; how many applications were received; who appointed the Postcomm commissioners; and what criteria were used for the appointments.
(46252)
573  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if Postcomm has indicated to Consignia during the last 18 months that it would not allow an increase in the price of postage.
(46249)
574  
N  
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if Postcomm is consulting with selected local authorities on their proposals for Consignia.
(46250)
575  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent funding her Department has provided to the International Atomic Energy Agency's programme to combat nuclear terrorism and protect nuclear materials; what additional resources have been made available to strengthen physical protection measures at United Kingdom nuclear facilities since 11th September 2001; and if she will make a statement on the work done by the International Physical Protection Advisory Service.
(46196)
576  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will ask Her Majesty's Chief Nuclear Inspector to review the adequacy of the Nuclear Installations inspectorate's safety assessment principles numbers 126 and 127 in respect of aircraft crashes.
(46197)
577  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what information posted on the departmental web site, or web sites of non departmental public bodies reporting to her Department, has been (a) modified or (b) removed as a consequence of the events of 11th September 2001.
(46198)
578  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much work from her Department has been given to Anderson Consulting formally known as Arthur Anderson in each year since 1992.
(46221)
579  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list her overseas visits since 7th June 2001.
(46222)
580  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will set up a joint working group of her Department and the Food Standards Agency to undertake a risk assessment of toys embedded in foodstuff items.
(45764)
581  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she has taken to encourage retailers to make an assessment of the risk of toys embedded in foodstuff items.
(45763)
582  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in how many cases the administration procedure was initiated by (a) company directors and (b) creditors in (i) 1998, (ii) 1999, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2001.
(44997)
583  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings the South East England Development Agency has had since its inception with (a) Railtrack, (b) the Strategic Rail Authority and (c) Connex SE to discuss the issue of power shortages and infrastructure planning on the (i) London Victoria to Sittingbourne, (ii) London Bridge to Sittingbourne and (iii) Cannon Street to Sittingbourne railway lines.
(46183)
584  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many BP employees are on secondment to his Department; for what purposes; on what terms; and how many BP employees have been on secondment to his Department since January 2000.
(45888)
585  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the ability of London Underground rolling stock to operate on main lines beyond the terminal points of the tube network.
(45880)
586  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessor since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43380)
587  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45593)
588  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45608)
589  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes to the management of research and policy programmes in his Department (a) have taken place since May 1997 and (b) are planned.
(46337)
590  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what skill monitoring has been conducted by his Department and National Air Traffic Services of the views of staff on the restructuring of NATS.
(46338)
591  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made by his Department of the changes which have taken place within National Air Traffic Services since the beginning of the PPP; and if he will make a statement.
(46339)
592  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes in staffing levels and positions have taken place within NATS over the last year; and if he will make a statement.
(46340)
593  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he intends to appoint an interim arbiter for the London Underground PPP; and under what powers and specification he is able to make such an appointment.
(46381)
594  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to make an announcement about the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study.
(45768)
595  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to require local authority housing investment programme returns to record the number of homes which (a) are and (b) are not of a decent standard on the same criteria as set out in the comprehensive spending review.
(46109)
596  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many non-decent social dwellings there are in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.
(46220)
597  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many multi-modal transport studies are behind schedule; and if he will make a statement.
(46111)
598  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of inter-urban congestion is on roads in England.
(46194)
599  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to publish the consultation document on the Electoral Register.
(45881)
600  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates he has made of the number of vehicle refuelling points in the UK in each of the last four years for (a) liquefied petroleum gas, (b) compressed natural gas and (c) hydrogen/fuel cell technology.
(45896)
601  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates he has made of the number of vehicles in the UK for each of the last four years which were powered by (a) liquefied petroleum gas, (b) compressed natural gas and (c) hydrogen/fuel cell technology.
(45895)
602  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) representations he has received from and (b) meetings he has had with vehicle manufacturers on measures to create incentives for investment in higher volumes of vehicles propelled by road fuel gases after 2004.
(45894)
603  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what policies the Government has in place to reduce traffic noise pollution; and if he will make a statement.
(45944)
604  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to set a target for the UK's consumption of liquefied petroleum gas as a road fuel as a proportion of total fuel consumption for vehicle propulsion.
(45897)
605  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has collated on the effectiveness of particulate traps, as fitted to vehicle diesel engines, for the reduction of emissions of (a) PM2.5 particles and (b) oxides of nitrogen.
(45898)
606  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement setting out the measures and policy objectives, including targets, the Government has to reduce emissions from road traffic of (a) benzene, (b) 1,3 butadiene (c) particulates and finer particles (PM10 and PM 2.5), (d) carbon monoxide, (e) sulphur dioxide and (f) oxides of nitrogen.
(45946)
607  
N  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how increased charges to those businesses that will not qualify for assistance under the proposed rate relief scheme in the Government's Strong Local Leadership-Quality Public Services White Paper, will be implemented; and if he will make a statement.
(46193)
608  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what requirements for noise insulation exist in the case of the conversion of residential dwellings into a larger number of units.
(45749)
609  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to encourage expanded ferry links between Scotland and Northern Ireland via the Lockryan ports.
(45917)
610  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Boundary Commission for Wales will report its results.
(45903)
611  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many civil servants are seconded to each of the regional assemblies.
(46380)
612  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Government has to establish regional assemblies in England; and what the implications will be for the shire counties.
(45835)
613  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase security at UK airports.
(45902)
614  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much the Government contributed to each of the regional assemblies in the last year for which figures are available.
(46186)
615  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the subject of each gender impact assessment drawn up by his Department since June 1997, indicating in each case whether the outcome has been (a) put out to consultation and (b) published.
(46483)
616  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect on congestion of the operation of the bus lane on the M4 motorway since its introduction.
(45971)
617  
  
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to change the bus lane on the M4 motorway to a carriageway for general use.
(45970)
618  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with National Express about the train drivers' strikes against ScotRail; and if he will make a statement.
(46355)
619  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 232W, on airport security, which United Kingdom (a) airports and (b) airlines have signed up to the Voluntary Commitments on Air Passenger Rights.
(46449)
620  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he has (a) received and (b) sought from his Italian counterpart concerning the possible use in civil aircraft of (i) old and (ii) faulty spare parts falsely certified as being new.
(46269)
621  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 232W, on airport security, what non-legally binding commitments are set out in the Voluntary Commitments on Air Passenger Rights.
(46444)
622  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to ensure that checks have been carried out on aircraft operated by UK airlines as to whether they may have been fitted with (a) old and (b) faulty spare parts falsely certified as being new.
(46270)
623  
  
Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the proposals for car parking arrangements and public transport contained in the planning application for Wembly National Stadium, with specific reference to (a) the requirements for a 90,000 seat world class sporting venue, (b) the transport and environmental needs of the Brent area and (c) the Government's vision for a 21st century transport system.
(46323)
624  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the EU Commissioner for Transport and (b) his French counterpart on the suspension of rail freight services through the Channel Tunnel.
(46134)
625  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the impact has been on his rail freight targets under the 10 year transport plan of the suspension of rail freight services by SNCF through the Channel Tunnel.
(46133)
626  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many television filler advertisements his Department produced in 2001; and how many it intends to produce in 2002.
(46237)
627  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many press releases were issued by his Department's press office in 2001 (a) on road safety topics and (b) on other topics.
(46243)
628  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much air-time was allotted to his Department's radio filler advertisements, indicating the radio stations used, in 2001; and how much air-time it expects to be allotted in 2002.
(46242)
629  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many press releases his Department's press office has released in support of its self-funding safety camera project, since it was launched in April 2000.
(46244)
630  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many radio filler advertisements his Department produced in 2001; and how many it intends to produce in 2002.
(46241)
631  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much air-time was allotted to his Department's television filler advertisements, indicating the channels used, in 2001; and how much air-time it expects to be allotted in 2002.
(46238)
632  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of his Department's road safety publicity budget was spent on producing radio filler advertisements in 2001; and how much it intends to spend on producing radio filler advertisements in 2002.
(46240)
633  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of his Department's road safety publicity budget was spent on television campaigns in 2001; and how much it intends to spend on television campaigns in 2002.
(46235)
634  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money his Department spent on road safety publicity in 2001; and how much it intends to spend in 2002.
(46234)
635  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of his Department's road safety publicity budget was spent on radio campaigns in 2001; and how much it intends to spend on radio campaigns in 2002.
(46239)
636  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much of his Department's road safety publicity budget was spent on producing television filler advertisements in 2001; and how much it intends to spend on producing television filler advertisements in 2002.
(46236)
637  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many statements his Department has issued to counter mis-reporting of its self-funding safety camera project in the media, since it was launched in April 2000.
(46245)
638  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many workers working on roads and motorways have been (a) killed and (b) injured by vehicles in each of the last five years.
(45955)
639  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to improve signposting on roads and motorways; and if he will make a statement.
(45957)
640  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the regional assemblies are due to report to him their recommendations on each of the multi-modal studies.
(46374)
641  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the members of each of the multi-modal study steering groups.
(46377)
642  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the leak inquiry being undertaken by the Permanent Secretary has been completed; and if he will publish the findings.
(45978)
643  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the SRA's capacity utilisation strategy will be published for consultation.
(45461)
644  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 21W, how many meetings he has had with the Rail Regulator since 11th December 2001.
(46119)
645  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the route specific capacity utilisation strategies being developed by the SRA.
(45462)
646  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the role and remit of the regional assemblies in the multi-modal studies.
(46375)
647  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if Ian Jones is suspended on full pay.
(45973)
648  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the SRA's review of capacity utilisation on the West Coast Main Line will be published for consultation.
(45460)
649  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his reply of 19th March, if he will list the Government departments to which press officers leaving his Department since June 2001 have transferred.
(46120)
650  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the studies initiated by his Department and other government agencies covering all or part of the M4.
(46376)
651  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to remove the right for local authorities to charge successful tenders a percentage of the total tender price.
(45974)
652  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average traffic speed in (a) central London, (b) Greater London, (c) Essex, (d) Kent, (e) Warwickshire, (f) North Yorkshire, (g) Lancashire, (h) Cornwall, (i) Cardiff and (j) Glasgow was in the last year for which figures are available.
(46297)
653  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received on proposals to increase rail freight on the line between Harwich and Colchester; and if he will make a statement.
(46187)
654  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the annual salary costs are of (a) the Chairman and (b) the Chief Executive of the East of England Development Agency in 2001-02.
(45510)
655  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what performance target he plans to set the Planning Inspectorate Executive Agency for 2002-03.
(46482)
656  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes relating to reputational externalities were made in the Ernst & Young, London Underground PPPs Value for Money Review, between the receipt of a copy from Ernst & Young and the presentation of the copy to the House on 5th February; and if he will make a statement.
(46448)
657  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the recommendations put forward by the South East and East of England Regional Air Services Study Reference Group regarding airport capacity in South East England.
(46290)
658  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many meetings took place between his Department and the South East and East of England Regional Air Services Study Reference Group in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001 to discuss airport capacity in South East England.
(46291)
659  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with National Express regarding the industrial dispute by employees of Scotrail; if his Department has given instructions to the company relating to the company's pay offer to drivers; and if ministers have intervened in giving advice to National Express on this matter.
(46480)
660  
  
Pete Wishart (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last had discussions with the Scottish Executive regarding the industrial dispute by employees of Scotrail; and what the outcome of these discussions was.
(46481)
661  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of (a) how many vehicles have been clamped and (b) how much revenue has been obtained from car clamping in each year since 1997.
(46164)
662  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of how much revenue has been obtained from parking fines in each year since 1997.
(46165)
663  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the SRA will announce the tender document for commuter trains on the new CTLR railway lines; and if he will make a statement.
(46146)
664  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the SRA will publish the required electricity supply needs and costs for the London to Sittingbourne trains for the new 12 carriage 375 rolling stock with particular reference to requirements during the rush hour.
(46147)
665  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions Railtrack has had with Connex SE management since 1997 on increasing the power supply for the new class 375 rolling stock for the London to Sittingbourne line; and if he will make a statement.
(46148)
666  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the redevelopment of Wembley Park Underground station to facilitate transit to and from a national stadium at Wembley.
(45202)
667  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessors since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43383)
668  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45681)
669  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45683)
670  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent on departmental transport for (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in (i) 1997 and (ii) each subsequent year.
(45788)
671  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) task forces to which he has appointed members since the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales.
(46144)
672  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the names of the unpaid advisers appointed by him and his predecessor since June 1997, stating in each case (a) the date of their appointment, (b) the duration of their appointment and (c) the project or projects on which they have been engaged.
(43381)
673  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to reduce benefit losses from fraud and error in income support and jobseeker's allowance by 10 per cent. by March 2002 will be met.
(46098)
674  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the four ONE pilots will cease to run after March.
(46100)
675  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for PPP contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45605)
676  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the child support scheme targets for accuracy of payment arrangements and the level of compliance will be achieved by April 2003.
(46101)
677  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he estimates the PSA target for the introduction of the reformed child support scheme for new cases will be met on time.
(46102)
678  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target that 25 per cent. of all business transactions should be capable of being carried out electronically by 2002 will be met on time.
(46097)
679  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the difference was between the price offered in reaching preferred bidder stage and the final contract price for the five largest PFI contracts let by his Department in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(45590)
680  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target that a new assessment of liability to pay child support maintenance shall be completed within seven weeks will be met by the end of 2002.
(46099)
681  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the cost in a financial year of increasing the state retirement pension for (a) single pensioners by (i) £5 for those aged up to 74 years, (ii) £10 for those aged 75 to 79 years, (iii) £15 for those aged 80 years and over and (b) for married pensioner couples by (i) £8 for those aged up to 74 years, (ii) £18 for those aged 75 to 79 years, and (iii) £28 for those aged 80 years and over per week.
(45620)
682  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the average time taken by the CSA Appeals Service to deal with appeals over the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(45759)
683  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how often medical checks are carried out to ensure a person is still eligible for the mobility allowance.
(45892)
684  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on eligibility for mobility allowance.
(45891)
685  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason medical checks in respect of mobility allowance are carried out on a person who has a medically confirmed condition that will not improve; and what plans there are to change this system.
(45893)
686  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will set out the circumstances under which SERPS entitlement can be offset against entitlement to a guaranteed minimum pension.
(46435)
687  
  
Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe & Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what gross budget will be set for the discretionary Social Fund in 2002-03.
(46332)
688  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Portsmouth receive the minimum income guarantee; and if he will make a statement.
(46436)
689  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 729W, how many housing benefit claimants are subject to non-dependent deducations; and what percentage of that number are (a) registered disabled, (b) aged 60 and over, (c) in receipt of income support or JSA and (d) lone parents.
(45854)
690  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Rent Service report indicating that the number of localities would have increased from 400 to 4000 as a result of the Court of Appeal judgement on local reference rents in Stockport delivered on 26th October 2001, referred to in the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, Official Report, 14th January, column 12.
(45853)
691  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th March, Official Report, column 957W, on housing benefit, what information his Department holds on the numbers of housing benefit claimants who have had their entitlement restricted as a result of (a) local reference rent determinations and (b) single room rent determinations.
(45834)
692  
  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if attendance allowance will be paid to claimants who are recipients of the free care for the elderly scheme due to be introduced by the Scottish Executive; and if he will make a statement.
(45967)
693  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for the future of the basic state pension.
(45910)
694  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on how his policies for pensions will affect women.
(45907)
695  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effects he expects the state second pension to have on future pension provision.
(45904)
696  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help people on low pay build up adequate pensions.
(45905)
697  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the gap between the average income of the best off fifth of pensioners and the least well off was in the last year for which figures are available.
(45914)
698  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the rise in the minimum income guarantee has been since 1997 after taking account of inflation.
(45913)
699  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people above state pension age have (a) reduced entitlement to the basic state pension and (b) no entitlement at all to a basic state pension.
(45911)
700  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the differences between SERPS and the state second pension.
(45908)
701  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how he proposes to enable people with caring responsibilities to save for their retirement.
(45909)
702  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to tackle pensioner poverty.
(45912)
703  
  
Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how he proposes to ensure that disabled people with broken work records avoid poverty in retirement.
(45906)
704  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the implementation, timescale and content of accounting standard FRS 17 and its effects on standard and final salary pension schemes.
(45264)
705  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the impact of the decision to remove screens from the pilot Pathfinder offices; and if he will make a statement.
(45507)
706  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incidents of verbal abuse or damage to office equipment occurred in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 in branches of the Employment Service.
(45506)
707  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incidents of verbal abuse or damage to office equipment occurred in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 in branches of the Benefits Agency.
(45505)
708  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) percentage of enquiries received by pension centres which will be outsourced.
(45688)
709  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice on pensioner benefits will be available in Jobcentre Plus offices following the introduction of the Pension Service.
(45694)
710  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to outsource (a) telephone, (b) e-mail and (c) postal enquiries made to pension centres.
(45689)
711  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the average number of Pension Service staff in each local authority area who will offer (a) face to face non-home visits, (b) administrative support and (c) home visits; and if pensioners will have an entitlement to a home visit from Pension Service staff.
(45692)
712  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral statement of 20th March, if lone parents receiving income support who start to receive child maintenance after April 2002 will qualify for a maintenance disregard; and what plans he has to compensate those who will not qualify because of the delay in implementing the new CSA computer system.
(45919)
713  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the benefits and credits on which Pension Service staff will be trained to advise in (a) pension centres and (b) face to face contact sessions.
(45693)
714  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made in establishing partnership agreements with voluntary organisations that will deliver face to face advice on pensioner benefits.
(45690)
715  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the average number of Pension Service staff who will offer face to face advice in each local authority area.
(45691)
716  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will ensure that officials in her Department examine the case of Mr Mark Preedy.
(46298)
717  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) have been eligible for a winter fuel payment and (b) have received a winter fuel payment, including those eligible for backdated payments, in each year since 1997.
(46463)
718  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many companies have been (a) investigated and (b) fined by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority for breaking the rules governing stakeholder pensions.
(46474)
719  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the pensions awareness advertising campaign.
(46461)
720  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2001, Official Report, column 534W, on non-state pensions, if he will break down each year's contributions between (a) contributions to self-administered pension arrangements, (b) regular premiums to individual insured pension arrangements, (c) single premiums to individual insured pension arrangements, (d) regular premiums to group insured pension arrangements and (e) single premiums to group insured pension arrangements.
(46486)
721  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2001, Official Report, column 534W, on non-state pensions, whether individual transfers from one insured pension provider to another have been excluded from the answer; and if he will estimate the amount of such transfers in each year.
(46487)
722  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2001, Official Report, column 534W, on non-state pensions, whether investments of existing assets of self-administered pension funds in (a) managed funds and (b) annuity contracts operated by insurance companies have been excluded from the Answer; and if he will estimate the amount thereby excluded in each year.
(46488)
723  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2001, Official Report, column 534W, on non-state pensions, how the figures for 2000 were calculated from the data contained in the ONS MQ5 Survey.
(46485)
724  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the winter fuel payments advertising campaign.
(46471)
725  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he is conducting to evaluate the impact of the Targeting Fraud website.
(46462)
726  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether someone aged over 60 remains eligible for the winter fuel payment if they move to another EU country; and in what other circumstances a British person living abroad can claim the benefit.
(46464)
727  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been spent by his Department and its agencies on newspaper advertising, in each year since 1992.
(46469)
728  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23rd November 2001, Official Report, column 534W, on non-state pensions, if he will estimate the number of individuals for or by whom contributions were made in each year from 1992 to 2000.
(46489)
729  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the New Deal for Lone Parents advertising campaign.
(46470)
730  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost was of administering family credit in its last full year.
(46466)
731  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost was of advertising and promoting benefits in 2000-01.
(46467)
732  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the aggregates levy on the demand for marine dredging.
[Transferred] (45740)
733  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which regulations limit noise, dirt and visual intrusion in aggregates quarrying; how many complaints about a possible breach of these regulations have been made in the last 12 months; and how many prosecutions have resulted from breaches of these regulations.
[Transferred] (45741)
734  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many vehicles in the Government's Car and Despatch Agency are run on (a) petrol, (b) diesel, (c) liquefied petroleum gas, (d) compressed natural gas and (e) other alternative fuels.
[Transferred] (45945)
735  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information she has collated on the (a) health consequences and (b) public nuisance arising from traffic noise pollution; and if she will make a statement.
[Transferred] (45943)
736  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy in respect of sustainable development, with specific reference to the United Kingdom's participation in the Monterrey Conference on 18th March.
[Transferred] (46293)
737  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the United Kingdom's contribution to the Monterrey United Nations Conference on Financing for Development on 18th March.
[Transferred] (46294)
738  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to tighten the present regulations governing environmental standards in the quarry industry.
[Transferred] (46405)
739  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the amount of aggregates waste that will be stockpiled in quarries as a result of the aggregates levy.
[Transferred] (46404)
740  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the (a) operation and (b) effectiveness of the Beef Assurance Scheme in the prevention of BSE infected cattle entering the food chain; and what proportion of the cattle slaughtered for human consumption in the last year for which figures are available were produced under the Beef Assurance Scheme.
[Transferred] (46382)
741  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children classified as at risk have been killed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (46440)
742  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the change in premia for employers' liability insurance (a) in the last five years and (b) since 11th September 2001; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (46301)
743  
  
Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will place in the Library a verbatim report of the proceedings of the European Convention on the Future of Europe.
[Transferred] (46256)
744  
  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the projected lifespans are of the UK reserves of (a) sand, (b) gravel and (c) rock aggregates at the present rate of consumption.
[Transferred] (46476)


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