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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 10 April 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 10 April, 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL
1  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47807)
2  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47198)
3  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47173)
4  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47254)
5  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Advocate General, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47715)
6  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47253)
7  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47193)
8  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47709)
9  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47800)
10  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47183)
11  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47213)
12  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47145)
13  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46944)
14  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46840)
15  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47100)
16  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46809)
17  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what common policies and actions have been agreed between the British and Irish governments and representatives of the devolved institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales as a result of meetings of the British/Irish Council since 1st December 1999; and what progress has been made in implementing them.
(46141)
18  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many sectoral meetings of the British/Irish Council have taken place since 1st December 1999; and what plans there are for further such meetings.
(46143)
19  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many meetings of the British/Irish Council have taken place at summit level since 1st December 1999; and what plans there are for further meetings at summit level.
(46142)
20  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, what plans he has to raise the subject of the trade in bushmeat at the Johannesburg World Summit.
(48156)
21  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, whether he will be seeking representations on the link between biodiversity and poverty in his capacity as Chair of the cross-Government Ministerial Committee preparing the UK Position at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development.
(48158)
22  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if the UK supports the aims of the United Nations Equator Initiative.
(48155)
23  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will make pensions available to those who serve on non-departmental public bodies; and if he will make a statement.
(47579)
24  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will make a statement about the costs of the Government Offices for the Regions.
(44117)
25  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, how many serving magistrates live in (a) St Helens South constituency and (b) St Helens Metropolitan Borough.
(46987)
26  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48365)
27  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minster, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48364)
28  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if she will publish the findings.
(47307)
29  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of external correspondence was answered within 18 working days as of December 2001.
(47256)
30  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target to reduce staff absence to nine days per employee by 2003 will be met.
(47259)
31  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47713)
32  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of departmental services and activities have so far been reviewed, as required by the policy set out in the handbook, Better Quality Services.
(47257)
33  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47320)
34  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the target to reduce absence to seven days per staff year by 2001 was met.
(47261)
35  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47804)
36  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target to reduce absence to six days per staff year by 2003 will be met.
(47258)
37  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the target to reduce absence in the Royal Parks Agency to 10 days per employee by 2001 was met.
(47260)
38  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what was the outturn achieved at 31st December 2001 on the target that all invoices not in dispute should be paid within 30 days.
(47262)
39  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47189)
40  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47175)
41  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target for the reduction of running costs as a proportion of the departmental expenditure limit between 1999-2000 and 2001-02 will be met on time.
(47255)
42  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47108)
43  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many press officers there were in her Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46886)
44  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46957)
45  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47149)
46  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46834)
47  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost of running his press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46815)
48  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many residents of Dumfries and Galloway are in receipt of free television licences; and how many residents are entitled to this benefit on age grounds.
(46976)
49  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of mal-administration ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of her Department in the last 12 months; and what plans she has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(47950)
50  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of her Department to Scotland.
(47951)
51  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to promote golf clubs as part of a golf tourism strategy.
(47946)
52  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her Answer of 20th March, Official Report, column 391W, on NMEC, what will happen to the £25 million that is not required; and where it is at the moment.
(47124)
53  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of public libraries in the UK had public internet access by December 2001.
(46650)
54  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) revenues generated and (b) employment created by the creative industries were for the financial years (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000, (iv) 2000-01 and (v) 2001-02 to the most recent date for which figures are available.
(46919)
55  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) unique visitors and (b) page impressions there have been for the Digital Television Website, digitaltelevision.gov.uk.
(46913)
56  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how the new grading schemes for hotels, guest accommodation, caravan parks and self-catering accommodation introduced by the English Tourism Council are being evaluated; and if she will make a statement.
(46915)
57  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of invoices to the Department not in dispute were paid within 30 days or the otherwise agreed contractual terms in 2001.
(47393)
58  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the competitiveness of the creative industries in the UK in each year since 1996-97.
(46649)
59  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the total change in output of the creative industries in the financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 to the most recent date for which figures are available.
(46921)
60  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the creative industries contributed to the balance of trade through exports in the financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 to the most recent date for which figures are available.
(46920)
61  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement about the progress of the English Tourism Council's stepping stones scheme.
(46914)
62  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which of her Department's projects have received finance from the European Regional Development Fund in the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000, (e) 2000-01 and (f) 2001-02 to the most recent date for which figures are available.
(46651)
63  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the level of take up of digital television services has been from 1998 to the date for which the most recent figures are available.
(46916)
64  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her Department's plans to improve the dissemination of statistics on the creative industries; and what progress has been made towards that aim.
(46648)
65  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will award concessionary television licences to the partially-sighted.
(48016)
66  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the sites of historic interest in Worcestershire which have received grant aid in the last five years, indicating (a) the date and (b) the amount awarded in each case.
(47601)
67  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the regional dimension to public service broadcasting; and if she will make a statement.
(47932)
68  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from (a) Sport England and (b) others in respect of the future funding of youth football associated with Football League clubs; and if she will make a statement.
(47039)
69  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Granada plc and Carlton Communications plc over the future of ITV Digital; and if she will make a statement.
(47041)
70  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much National Lottery funding has been received by organisations within the Torbay Unitary Authority.
(48196)
71  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she made of the suitability of including Torbay in the list of areas under the targeted Lottery initiative.
(48195)
72  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the impact on the (a) revenues and (b) viability of registered and proprietary clubs of implementing proposals to limit jackpots for gaming machines; and if she will make a statement.
(48536)
73  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to implement proposals restricting jackpots on gaming machines in registered and proprietary clubs; and if she will make a statement.
(48535)
74  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list all the proposals in A Safe Bet for Success--Modernising Britain's Gambling Laws, which will not require a change in primary legislation and for each proposal state (a) the method by which it will be implemented and (b) the date on which she expects the implementation to take place.
(48379)
75  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list all the boards, committees and trustees that (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department are wholly or partly responsible for appointing members to, listing for each one (i) the total membership of each board, committee or trustees, (ii) the procedure for making each appointment, (iii) the remuneration made and (iv) the term of office.
(48376)
76  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list all the outstanding appointments that (a) she and (b) ministers in her Department have to make, stating for each one (i) the date on which her Department became aware of the vacancy and (ii) when she expects an appointment to be made.
(48377)
77  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by her Department.
(48334)
78  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish statistics on the take up of digital television by age group.
(48369)
79  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(485335)
80  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the number of prosecutions undertaken by Television Licensing in each of the last five years, stating for each prosecution (i) whether the defendant was convicted, (ii) where convicted, the punishment the defendant received and (iii) the age of the defendant.
(48373)
81  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the methods employed by her Department to calculate the take up of (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable in the United Kingdom.
(48374)
82  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list all the documents published by her Department since 8th June 2001, for each one stating (a) the date of publication, (b) the purpose of publication, (c) the cost of publication, (d) the number of copies produced, (e) the cover price, (f) the number of copies sold, (g) the number of copies sent after request from members of the public or interested parties and (h) the number of copies disposed of by other, specified, means.
(48380)
83  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on access by (a) the BBC and (b) all other broadcasters to the (i) digital terrestrial, (ii) digital satellite and (iii) digital cable television platforms in the United Kingdom.
(48375)
84  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the means by which the British Broadcasting Corporation is accountable to Parliament.
(48371)
85  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list all the individuals that (a) she and her predecessors and (b) Ministers in her Department and their predecessors have appointed to boards, committees and trustees since 2nd May 1997.
(48378)
86  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the dates on which (a) she, (b) Ministers, and (c) officials of her Department have met (i) the Director General and (ii) other members of the Executive Committee of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the last 12 months.
(48383)
87  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the dates on which (a) she, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in her Department have met (i) the Chairman, (ii) the Vice Chairman and (iii) other members of the Board of Governors of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
(48331)
88  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what (a) date and (b) grounds the recent change in the affordability element of the digital switchover tests was made.
(48370)
89  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list (a) the cost and (b) the number of holders of (i) the wireless licence and (ii) the TV licence in each year of their operation.
(48372)
90  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the criteria by which she assessed applications for BBC new services.
(48368)
91  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5th March, Official Report, column 167W, if he will list the numbers of MoD personnel located at the same sites.
(48224)
92  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47154)
93  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 2001, Official Report, column 917W, on the radio spectrum, if the review has reported to Ministers; if he will publish the review and any conclusions he has made as a result; and what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding his findings.
(47739)
94  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47177)
95  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason he has not answered the question from the honourable Member for Buckingham tabled on 12th November 2001 asking what assessment he has made of the spare capacity in the military spectrum for commercial use; and if he has valued that spare capacity.
(47793)
96  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47795)
97  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47250)
98  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47722)
99  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(47052)
100  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many special advisers there were at 10 Downing Street; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(47058)
101  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46803)
102  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47142)
103  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many press officers there were in his Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46890)
104  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47116)
105  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46838)
106  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what overseas facilities are run by the British Army's Training Estates Division; and in which countries the facilities are located.
(47617)
107  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which military and security forces have received training within the British Army's Training Estates Division overseas facilities since 2nd May 1997; which countries were involved; what types of training were provided; and how many personnel were trained.
(47616)
108  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what human rights criteria are used to assess which military and security personnel are eligible to receive training within the British Army's Training Estates Division overseas facilities.
(47618)
109  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the number of civilian and military casualties in Afghanistan since the start of present hostilities.
(48614)
110  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure has been incurred on the maintenance of the parish church at Imber for each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(48624)
111  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many uniformed staff were on duty in the village of Imber on Sunday on 31st March; for what purpose; and what equipment they used.
(48625)
112  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many days in each of the past five years the roads on Imber Ranges and in Imber village have been open to the public.
(48539)
113  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what structural and transport improvements have been made to the base at Fylingdales and Menwith Hill since 1997.
(46677)
114  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met representatives of the Baltic States to discuss their entry into NATO; and if he will make a statement.
(46678)
115  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date fire service cover at West Freugh airfield was withdrawn; and what contingency cover is available for future emergency use of the airfield.
(46975)
116  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what method is used to share the financial benefits of third party commercial use of MoD (a) airfields and (b) other property.
(48008)
117  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations from (a) QinetiQ, (b) Serco and (c) DERA were received prior to the decision to close West Freugh airfield for routine operations.
(46974)
118  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47935)
119  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects HMS Albion to be fully operational; what refit would be necessary to keep HMS Fearless in operation for one more year; how much it would cost; whether he has considered recommissioning HMS Intrepid; whether he foresees any need for CPD capability in the next 12 months; and what contingency plans he has in place.
(46971)
120  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the in-service date is for the A400M; and what its original in-service date was.
(48174)
121  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 326W, on strategic lift transport ships, what the date is for the keel lay of HMS 'Beach Head'; and when she is to be delivered.
(47391)
122  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the refit for HMS Illustrious will (a) commence and (b) be completed; and what use will be made of HMS Illustrious in the period to the start of the refit.
(48172)
123  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel are involved in Sierra Leone; how many have been involved in each of the past two years; what the cost to the MoD of the deployment has been; and if he will make a statement.
(46672)
124  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of respondents were content with the standard of accommodation allocated to them in the (a) customer attitude survey, (b) continuous attitude survey and (c) Independent Housing Survey; and if he will make a statement.
A (48666)
125  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF personnel have been involved in deployments to (i) Gibralter, (ii) Cyprus, (iii) Bosnia and (iv) Kosovo in the last five years; how many of those deployments have been for six months; what the cost has been to the MoD; and if he will make a statement.
(46665)
126  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK military personnel have been deployed to the US over the last three years; how many have been deployed between six months and two years; how many have been deployed for more than two years; how many are accompanied by families; what the total cost in each year for deployment of service personnel in the United States has been; what the cost of families accompanying service personnel has been in each of the last five years whilst on deployment in the US; and if he will make a statement.
(46675)
127  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those granted a medical discharge from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF over the last five years have succeeded on appeal in obtaining a war pension; and if he will make a statement.
(46670)
128  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many persons have been discharged from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force for medical reasons in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(46667)
129  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of those people granted a medical discharge from the armed forces in the last five years have been granted a war pension; and if he will make a statement.
(46797)
130  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK service personnel have been deployed working on UN missions in each of the last five years; what the missions are; how many personnel have been involved in each mission; what the cost has been to the MoD; and if he will make a statement.
(46674)
131  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Newcastle and HMS Cardiff are due to be decommissioned in 2003; and if he will make a statement.
A (48668)
132  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what personnel in (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF have been involved in deployments to the Falkland Islands in the last five years; how many of those deployments have been for six months; what the total cost has been to the MoD for the Falkland Islands garrison in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(46666)
133  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from the (a) Army (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF have been deployed to work with the EU defence projects in each of the last two years, including the current year; and if he will make a statement.
(46671)
134  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK service personnel from the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy have been deployed at SHAPE in the last five years; how many of these have been deployed for a year or less; how many have been deployed between one and two years; how many have been deployed for more than two years; what the total cost is of family support and other benefits to those personnel on deployment; and if he will make a statement.
(46647)
135  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Army are on deployment to (i) NATO Headquarters in Brussels, (ii) NATO Southern Command and (iii) other NATO command centres; and if he will make a statement.
(46668)
136  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who conducts the (a) customer attitude survey, (b) continuous attitude survey and (c) Independent Housing Survey; what questions on housing there were in each of the surveys; if he will place a copy of the most recent of each in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
A (48665)
137  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel have been deployed to the US within the military diplomatic system in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(46669)
138  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many retired officers have been offered a financial enhancement to remain in post in the last 12 months.
(48329)
139  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the latest figures are for both establishment and strength for each service and their respective reserve forces.
(48326)
140  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's policy on offering Golden Jubilee meals to retired officers.
(48327)
141  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers aged 60 years and above have applied for, and been accepted for, continued service in this Army in the last 12 months.
(48328)
142  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personel are paying (a) nothing or (b) a discounted rate for accommodation on the grounds of its being below standard; and if he will provide the information for each service.
(48330)
143  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation to supporting and assisting the government of Gibraltar to celebrate 300 years of British sovereignty in Gibraltar in 2004.
(48264)
144  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new regulations governing European security and defence policy were agreed at the EU defence ministers' meeting in Zaragoza, Spain; and if he will make a statement.
(46874)
145  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many widows of post retirement marriages to ex-servicemen are affected by the rule whereby they are only entitled to payments on service following 1978.
(46870)
146  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the SA80 to be readmitted to the NATO list of approved weapons.
(46862)
147  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by how much modifications to the SA80 went over the estimated cost.
(46865)
148  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent by the Defence Clothing and Integrated Project Team on outside research and development since the changeover from the Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency.
(46868)
149  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the modifications to the Colchester Garrison are on schedule; if they have remained within his Department's estimated budget; and if he will make a statement.
(46866)
150  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what problems have been experienced with the modified version of the SA80.
(46864)
151  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the conclusions reached at the informal EU defence ministers' meeting in Zaragoza, Spain; and if he will place a copy of the conclusions reached in the Library.
(46872)
152  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts regarding the establishment of a European armaments policy; and if he will make a statement.
(46875)
153  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have been referred to BUPA consultants over the past two years; whether the number has increased over that time; and what the costs to the MoD were of those referrals.
(46871)
154  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the requirements are for weapons to be admitted to the NATO list of approved weapons.
(46863)
155  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pensioners have been affected by the provision in the war widows pension whereby widows whose husbands served before 1970 receive a pension equivalent to 33 per cent. of their husband's retired pay; and what plans he has to amend the provision.
(46861)
156  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Research and Project Support Organisation will be incorporated by QinetiQ; and what effect this will have on the Defence Clothing and Integrated Project Team.
(46867)
157  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are to widen the Petersberg tasks missions beyond the original 1992 mission; and if he will make a statement.
(46873)
158  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review the situation whereby widows of post retirement marriages to ex-servicemen are only entitled to payments on service following 1978.
(46869)
159  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which department refused permission for use of the Naval Ground in Gibraltar for the demonstration held on 18th March; on what grounds it was refused; and who gave the order that the Naval Ground in Gibraltar could not be used for the demonstration.
(47415)
160  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye & Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March, Official Report, column 446W, what his policy is on the inclusion of the BUTEC and Rona ranges within the future provision of the range of test and evaluation facilities; and if he will make a statement.
(48225)
161  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those who have expressed interest in becoming a strategic partner to QinetiQ.
(47644)
162  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the equity of QinetiQ the Government will retain as the golden share.
(47646)
163  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if (a) UK, (b) EU and (c) foreign defence contractors will be considered as strategic partners of QinetiQ.
(47645)
164  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the equity of QinetiQ will be available to strategic partners.
(47647)
165  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what impact the A400M project will have on the Teesside region, with particular regard to new contracts and job creation.
(48587)
166  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will change his policy on the award of compensation payments to Japanese prisoners of war who were citizens of British colonies; and if he will make a statement.
(48197)
167  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British troops are serving in (a) Bosnia, (b) Kosovo and (c) Macedonia; and in what role.
(47359)
168  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Joint Services Group was formed; what its mission is; how many soldiers are assigned to it; what ranks are represented in its leadership; and to whom its commanding officer reports.
(48026)
169  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 15th October 2001, Official Report, column 947W, how many members of HM armed services have (a) died and (b) been injured as a result of the discharge of firearms on or near military property (i) in Great Britain and (ii) overseas in each of the past eight years; what the results of (1) internal investigations and (2) coroner's inquest for each fatality were; where other soldiers were involved what disciplinary actions were taken; where papers were passed to the CPS, how many weeks were taken to reach a decision on prosecution; and what the result was.
A (48677)
170  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of patrols are sent out employing close operation procedures; in what circumstances these procedures are ordered; and in what circumstances members of a patrol would carry live rounds in the barrel of their rifles inside an army barracks.
(48027)
171  
  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action he plans to take if the Defence Aviation Repair Agency fails to meet its targets in the financial year 2001-02.
(47882)
172  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a transcript of his interview on the Jonathan Dimbleby programme on 24th March.
(47664)
173  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the conditions under which Her Majesty's Govenment has determined it would be legally permissable under (a) treaty obligations and (b) United Nations Security Council resolutions to use United Kingdom nuclear weapons.
(47662)
174  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he had with the First Secretary of the National Assembly regarding apprentice training at Aberporth, Ceredigion.
(47754)
175  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he met representatives of the Learning and Skills Council for Wales to discuss apprentice training at Aberporth, Ceredigion
(47755)
176  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will make a statement on the findings of the report Explosive Remnants of War published by Landmine Action.
(47040)
177  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recipients of army pensions received the pensions through weekly order books (a) in each of the last five years and (b) at the latest available date.
(47819)
178  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultation took place before his Department decided to cease to pay pensioners through weekly order books; how many people were affected; and if he will make a statement.
(47820)
179  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48344)
180  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48345)
181  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to the City of York Council for repairs to school buildings in each year since it became a unitary authority, including funding delegated direct to schools.
(46769)
182  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the percentage change in real terms was in education SSA in the City of York in each year since it became a unitary authority, including funding delegated direct to schools.
(46768)
183  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to the City of York Council for new or modernised classrooms in each year since it became a unitary authority, including funding delegated direct to schools.
(46765)
184  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average spend per pupil has been in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 1995 in (i) England, (ii) York, (iii) the highest spending local education authority and (iv) the lowest spending local education authority in England.
(46767)
185  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been allocated to the City of York Council or delegated direct to schools for (a) new build, (b) modernisation and (c) repairs over the next three years.
(46766)
186  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47719)
187  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47310)
188  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the target of successful establishment of a system of joint inspections of further education institutions falling into the remit of OFSTED by March has been achieved.
(47897)
189  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target of an increase in the proportion of those aged 19 years who have achieved national vocational qualification level 2 or equivalent to 85 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47893)
190  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47201)
191  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the performance target to establish integrated inspections of childcare and nursery education by April 2003 will be met.
(47901)
192  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target of 93 per cent. of inspection reports reviewed meeting HM Chief Inspector's standard by March will be achieved.
(47895)
193  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of those aged 11 meeting the numeracy standard for that age from 62 per cent. to 75 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47277)
194  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47810)
195  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target on school truancies will be met by 2002.
(47278)
196  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the work of the Early Years Directorate in implementing a national system of regulation of childcare.
(47899)
197  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of those aged 16 years who achieve one or more GCSEs at grade C, or equivalent, to 95 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47891)
198  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the target to develop targets for dealing with complaints from childcare providers by December 2001 was met on time.
(47903)
199  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase provision of nursery places for three years olds from 34 per cent. to 66 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47275)
200  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the target of successful establishment of a system of inspection of the new Connexions strategy and framework for inspection by March has been met.
(47898)
201  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target to complete benchmarking work for schools by December will be met.
(47894)
202  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47170)
203  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the target to set targets for the registration and inspection of childcare providers by December 2001 was met on time.
(47902)
204  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the 2001-02 target of 280 secondary subject and 51 primary inspections meeting HM Chief Inspector's standard will be achieved.
(47896)
205  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47324)
206  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the target to develop a target for satisfaction for childcare providers by December 2001 was met on time.
(47904)
207  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of children who are (a) citizens of other EU countries and (b) citizens of other non-EU countries studying in schools in England in each of the last five years.
(48233)
208  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of those aged 11 meeting the literacy standard for that age from 63 per cent. to 80 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47276)
209  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how the National Register of Childminders and Day Care Providers can be viewed.
(47900)
210  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of those aged 16 years who achieve five or more GCSEs at grade A*-C to 50 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47892)
211  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will name the organisations recognised by her Department as standard setting bodies and under section 36 of the Education Act 1997 specified as appropriate bodies to receive financial assistance from levy income collected from persons who award vocational qualifications; and whether national training organisations will lose such status in consequence of withdrawal of their overall recognition by the Department.
(47660)
212  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made in (a) reaching agreement on outstanding liability on the Department to pay Individual Learning Account contributions to training providers and (b) making such payments.
(46713)
213  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she is taking to ensure continuing universal availability of careers information, advice and guidance.
(47879)
214  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she is taking in conjunction with the Learning and Skills Council to promote and resource English for Speakers of Other Languages, with particular reference to vocational needs.
(47878)
215  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils in secondary schools receive tuition in (a) French, (b) German, (c) Spanish and (d) another modern foreign language; and in each case what percentage this constitutes of the total number of pupils in secondary schools.
(48236)
216  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of places in maintained grammar schools in each of the last five years.
(48231)
217  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she proposes to publish the 2002 Census of Teachers undertaken in January; and if she will make a statement.
(48227)
218  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proposals she has to provide resources to recruit more teachers of modern foreign languages to adult learners.
(48234)
219  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of boarding places available in maintained schools in England in each of the last five years.
(48232)
220  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the cost to her Department of legal actions involving the adjudicator established under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
(48229)
221  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent guidance she has issued to schools regarding the teaching of creationism in the curriculum.
(48240)
222  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of children in each year of (a) Key Stage 1 and (b) Key Stage 2 who receive tuition in modern foreign languages in maintained schools; and what percentage that number is of the total for each year group.
(48238)
223  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of new outside toilet facilities installed in schools in England in each of the last five years.
(48243)
224  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools which have been visited on more than one occasion by ministers in DfEE and DfES since 1st May 1997 giving in each case (a) the date, (b) the purpose of the visit and (c) the identity of the Minister.
(48242)
225  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 27th November 2001, Official Report, column 782W, when he will publish the findings of the inquiry into the early release of the 2001 Key Stage results; and if he will make a statement.
(48169)
226  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers in maintained schools have been the victims of serious assaults by (a) pupils and (b) parents in each of the last five years.
(48228)
227  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of (a) the number and (b) the percentage of pupils aged 14 years and over who would choose not to study a modern foreign language if the national curriculum requirement were ended.
(48239)
228  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of additional language teachers which would be required for all maintained schools to offer a modern foreign language at key stages 1 and 2.
(48237)
229  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the cost of servicing (a) petitions and (b) ballots on the future of grammar schools in each year since the introduction of the ballot regulations.
(48230)
230  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received from (a) schools with sixth forms and (b) local education authorities regarding the operation of learning and skills councils in respect of funding school sixth forms; and if she will make a statement.
(48241)
231  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the maintained secondary schools which offered (a) Latin and (b) Greek at (i) GCSE and (ii) A level in each of the last five years.
(48235)
232  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many press officers there were in her Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46881)
233  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47152)
234  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the total amount of money spent by Ministers in her Department since its creation on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes.
(47215)
235  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46847)
236  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46952)
237  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46816)
238  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47118)
239  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list by education authority the amount of money paid in 2001-02 by her Department to support the education costs of children of asylum seekers dispersed to cluster areas under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
(47991)
240  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list by education authority the number of children of asylum seekers and refugees with English language difficulties who are not being counted as being at school for the purposes of calculating annual primary and secondary performance tables.
(47990)
241  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what nursery provision has been provided by her Department to each London education authority in Inner London boroughs over the last five years.
A (48682)
242  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been given by her Department for section 11 funding for schools in each Inner London borough in the last year.
A (48683)
243  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been made available to education authorities in Inner London boroughs to promote services for adult education in the last three years.
A (48681)
244  
  
Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Swimming Advisory Group has completed its work; and when a report will be made.
(48058)
245  
  
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 Grant Fund; and what is the total amount awarded since its inception.
(46977)
246  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size in primary schools in each LEA area in Lancashire was in each year since 1997.
(48600)
247  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to build new (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Lancashire.
(48601)
248  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many new schools have been built in each of the local authorities of England in each of the last five years.
(48608)
249  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the spending per head for each of the last five years by each local authority in England was on the education of school pupils (a) of primary school age, (b) of secondary school age and (c) in further education.
(48607)
250  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of mal-administration ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of her Department in the last 12 months; and what plans she has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(47948)
251  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of her Department to Scotland.
(47949)
252  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) active members, (b) premature retirements, (c) ill-health retirements and (d) age retirements there were from the Teachers' Pension Scheme in each of the last 10 years.
(47366)
253  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the contribution rate for teachers' employers will, following the next quinquennial review of the scheme by the Government Actuary, be based on a valuation that includes increases in pensions.
(47368)
254  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of increased salary costs of teachers on the required contribution rate for the Teachers' Pension Scheme.
(47367)
255  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money was spent by her Departmet in pursuing legal action against children who have been (a) temporarily and (b) permanently excluded from school for each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47742)
256  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding each education action zone has attracted for each year since 1997.
(47506)
257  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacant teacher posts existed in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) special schools and (d) all schools, expressed as percentage of the total number of teachers, in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47507)
258  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacant (a) deputy head teacher, (b) head teacher and (c) teacher posts existed in (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary schools and (iii) special schools in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47505)
259  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many grammar schools have held ballots on their future status; and what were the results of those ballots in each year since 1997.
(47490)
260  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) both primary and secondary schools that select some or all of their pupils on the basis of faith have (i) opened and (ii) closed in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47749)
261  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Excellence in Cities projects in England opened in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47746)
262  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children sat the GCSE (a) science, (b) English and (c) mathematics examination prior to reaching school year 11 in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47487)
263  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have been suspended for misconduct from (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) special and (d) all schools in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47509)
264  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many requests there were for an exam paper to be re-marked for each exam paper offered by each of the exam boards; and what percentage this represented of the papers taken in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47484)
265  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many education action zones in England (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47747)
266  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding each learning support unit has attracted for each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47740)
267  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have become (a) city academies and (b) beacon schools in each year since the beginning of the scheme, broken down by local education authority.
(47493)
268  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) temporary and (b) permanent exclusions were made by (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) all schools in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47483)
269  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated with regard to the number of teachers in secondary schools who are teaching a subject in which they are not specifically trained; and if she will make a statement.
(47480)
270  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many bodies receive some or all of their funding from her Department; how much funding was received by each body in each year since 1997; and who the chief executive of each body was.
(47748)
271  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she will publish the responses received as part of the consultation exercise linked to the publication of the Green Paper 14-19: Extending Opportunities, Raising Standards.
(47486)
272  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools have become specialist schools in each year since the beginning of the scheme, broken down by (a) specialism and (b) local education authority.
(47494)
273  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children failed to gain a place at the (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special school of their first choice in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47488)
274  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if her Department has estimated the amount of time spent by (a) head teachers, (b) deputy head teachers, (c) teachers and (d) classroom assistants dealing with (i) Government-produced circulars and (ii) other work, expressed as a proportion of total time worked by head teachers, for each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(47752)
275  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the funds held by the Teacher Superannuation Fund, broken down by (a) asset type and (b) share holdings.
(47751)
276  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) classroom assistants, (b) deputy headteachers and (c) headteachers were suspended for misconduct from (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special, and (iv) all schools, in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47491)
277  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacant deputy head teacher posts existed in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) special schools and (d) all schools, expressed as percentage of the total number of head teachers, for each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47508)
278  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated with regard to the number of (i) head teacher and (ii) teacher vacancies; and if she will make a statement.
(47479)
279  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the results of the assessment of examination board Edexcel; and if she will make a statement.
(47743)
280  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many learning support units in England (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47745)
281  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size was in (a) schools and (b) secondary schools broken down by school year and local education authority in each year since 1997.
(47481)
282  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the (a) title, (b) subject and (c) associated funding of each (i) project, (ii) scheme, (iii) initiative and (iv) policy announced by the Department for Education and Employment since 1997, on a monthly basis.
(47497)
283  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what was the average number of exams taken by (a) an 11 year old, (b) a 14 year old, (c) a 16 year old and (d) and 18 year old throughout their school career to that point, in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47482)
284  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) both primary and secondary independent schools have (i) opened and (ii) closed in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47750)
285  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding has been received by the (a) National School Leadership College and (b) General Teaching Council from her Department in each year since its creation.
(47741)
286  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers left the profession in each year since 1997; and what proportion had taught for (a) less than three years, (b) between three and five years, (c) between five and 10 years, (d) between 10 and 15 years and (e) more than 15 years, broken down by local education authority.
(47510)
287  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have been dismissed from their post (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) since June 2001, broken down by local education authority.
(47495)
288  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many former grant-maintained schools have gained (a) specialist, (b) beacon and (c) city academy status in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47489)
289  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 251W, on university funding, if she will list the low participation postcodes which entail additional costs in student recruitment.
(47757)
290  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) head teachers, (b) deputy head teachers and (c) classroom assistants have been dismissed from their post in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority.
(47496)
291  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher vacancies in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) special schools and (d) all schools there were in each year since 1997 (i) expressed as a percentage of all teachers broken down by local education authority and (ii) broken down by health authority.
(47744)
292  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) male and (b) female teachers in the United Kingdom are employed in (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools.
(47492)
293  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many supply teachers were employed in each year since 1997, and what proportion had qualified teacher status, broken down by local education authority.
(47485)
294  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of students achieved each grade in GCSE (a) science, (b) English, (c) mathematics and (d) foreign languages examinations prior to reaching school year 11, for every year since 1997.
(47880)
295  
  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size is in Lincolnshire secondary schools; and what the figure was in 1997.
(48161)
296  
  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many three year olds are in pre-school education; and how many were attending pre schools in (a) 1997 and (b) 1992.
(48165)
297  
  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size is in Lincolnshire primary schools; and what the figure was in 1997.
(48160)
298  
  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland & The Deepings):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many three year olds in Lincolnshire are in pre-school education; and how many were in pre-school education in (a) 1997 and (b) 1992.
(48164)
299  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, of the applications for provisional support for schools PPP projects in 2003-04, (a) how many failed and (b) what the total value was of the applications that were turned down.
(47983)
300  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average pay is for teachers in (a) Staffordshire and (b) inner London.
(47965)
301  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been provided to each education action zone in each year since its creation, broken down by local education authority.
(48272)
302  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many and what proportion of undergraduates failed to complete a course at a higher education institution, broken down by institution and course title, in each year since 1997.
(48246)
303  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local education authorities were in the (a) first and (b) tenth decile for results at (i) Key Stage 2, (ii) Key Stage 3 and (iii) GCSEs in each year since 1997.
(48250)
304  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of compulsory AS levels on examination timetables in (a) secondary schools and (b) sixth form colleges; and if she will make a statement.
(48258)
305  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) meetings and (b) communications there have been between her Department and the Teacher Training Council in each year since 1997.
(48255)
306  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if Capita will participate in individual learning account successor schemes; and if she will make a statement.
(48277)
307  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of half days missed through authorised absence in (i) primary schools and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.
(48262)
308  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of teachers in England in secondary schools hold a (a) masters and (b) PhD in the subject area they are qualified to teach.
(48276)
309  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what decision has been taken on the future of funding students in higher education; and if she will make a statement.
(48257)
310  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacant head teacher posts there were in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) special schools and (d) all schools, expressed as a percentage of the total number of head teachers, in each year since 1997 broken down by local education authority.
(48259)
311  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to equalise rates of pay between teachers in (a) sixth forms and (b) further education colleges.
(48222)
312  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special schools have closed in each of the last seven years.
(48220)
313  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of teachers in England employed in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are (i) under and including the age of 35 and (ii) over the age of 35 years.
(48275)
314  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many licensed childminders there were in each of the last seven years.
(48221)
315  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils are studying (a) mathematics, (b) physics, (c) chemistry, (d) biology, (e) history, (f) English literature, (g) French, (h) geography and (i) economics at (i) GCSE and (ii) A-level; and how many passed in each subject, broken down by grade achieved in all institutions in each year from 1997 to 2001.
(48245)
316  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will publish the quality control directives given to Capita in relation to the operation of the Individual Learning Account scheme.
(48247)
317  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of primary schools have additional facilities for children with special needs.
(48219)
318  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many pupils at (a) primary and (b) secondary level qualified for free school meals in each of the last seven years.
(48223)
319  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been provided to each Excellence in Cities project in each year since its creation, broken down by local education authority.
(48273)
320  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary schools in England and Wales have reception classes for children aged under four years; and what percentage this is of the total number of primary schools.
(48218)
321  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the average annual cost of schooling for an individual student taking three A-levels at (a) an English maintained secondary school and (b) an English maintained sixth form college.
(48244)
322  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of pupils in England achieving GCSEs in (a) mathematics and (b) English achieved grades A or above in (i) the best performing local education authority and (ii) the worst performing local education authority in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(48261)
323  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding has been provided to each learning support unit in each year since their creation, broken down by local education authority.
(48274)
324  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what expenditure in real terms per pupil was in (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) primary schools in each local education authority each year between 1979 and 1989.
(47044)
325  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students took up places in higher education institutions to study social care courses in (a) 2001, (b) 2000 and (c) 1999; and, of these, how many did not complete their courses.
(47383)
326  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many social care places have been offered by higher education institutions since 1997.
(47382)
327  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what analysis has been carried out by the Learning and Skills Council on how the skills base in seaside and coastal towns compares to the national average.
(48594)
328  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of each year group between 18 and 30 entered higher education for the first time in 1999-2000.
(47758)
329  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many university applications there were in England, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) local government ward in the last year for which figures are available.
(47759)
330  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received about the allocation of funds for education made by Essex County Council; and if she will make a statement.
(48567)
331  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what checks are made to ensure that local education authorities do not transfer education funds to non-educational activities.
(48566)
332  
N  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on progress with the investigations into abuses of the Individual Learning Account scheme; and in how many cases money has been recovered from ILA providers who abused the scheme.
(48254)
333  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when evaluation of education maintenance allowances will be completed; if resources for the continuation of EMAs will be included in her Departmental Budget for the future; and if she will make a statement.
(46662)
334  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what action she is taking to put in place a career structure for teaching assistants; and if she will make a statement.
(48296)
335  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the targets agreed by Convent of Jesus and Mary High School by Brent LEA at the time of its acquisition of specialist status identifying any not yet achieved.
(48267)
336  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what EU money supported the ILA scheme; and how it was distributed.
(48268)
337  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by her Department.
(48336)
338  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48337)
339  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence she has received that male fish in inland waterways are changing gender; and if she will make a statement.
(48560)
340  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will (a) determine and (b) regulate closed seasons, under the nitrate directive, on a regional basis.
(48201)
341  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people from ethnic minorities are employed in (a) her Department, (b) the Countryside Agency and (c) the Environment Agency.
(48204)
342  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reintroduce measures contained in the Animal Health Bill; and if she will make a statement.
(48563)
343  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports she has received from (a) the Army and (b) the Ministry of Defence, regarding their role during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(48318)
344  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change the levels of pay within the Rural Payments Agency.
(48198)
345  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many visits have been made by the state veterinary service to broiler units since September 2001.
(48555)
346  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on EU proposals to ban the on-farm burial of livestock from this end of this year.
(48381)
347  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement in the future of river bailiffs.
(48325)
348  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the welfare of broiler chickens; and if she will make a statement.
(48561)
349  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of old fridges which will be shipped to Germany for dismantling in compliance with EC Regulation 2037/2000.
(48321)
350  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of (a) the cost and (b) the environmental impact of shipping old fridges to Germany for dismantling in compliance with EC Regulation 2037/2000.
(48322)
351  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost to public funds of implementing in full the proposals for moduletron contained in the report of the Policy Commission on Farming and Food.
(48562)
352  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her strategy for handling outbreaks of serious animal diseases.
(48564)
353  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates she has made of the total cost to public funds of the three inquiries following the foot and mouth epidemic.
(48202)
354  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many seizures of illegally logged wood have been initiated by her Department in total in the last three years.
(48205)
355  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money she has applied for from the European Commission in connection with meeting the costs of compensation paid to farmers for the disposal of livestock during the foot and mouth outbreak, and what response she has received from the Commission.
(48557)
356  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the percentage of rainforest timber entering the United Kingdom which derives from illegal logging.
(48320)
357  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the number of farms which carry out on-farm burial of livestock.
(48382)
358  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the average level of compensation paid to farmers for (a) sheep, (b) cattle, (c) pigs and (d) other animals during the foot and mouth outbreak in (i) the UK, (ii) France, (iii) Ireland and (iv) the Netherlands; and if she will make a statement.
(48558)
359  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the basis on which compensation rates for slaughtered animals were calculated during the foot and mouth outbreak.
(48559)
360  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation she undertook, and with whom, prior to determining the methodology for designating nitrate vulnerable zones.
(48200)
361  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies she has undertaken into the proportion of nitrates leached from arable land which derive from atmospheric deposition.
(48199)
362  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of inland waterways are accessible to canoeists (a) freely and (b) on payment of a fee.
(48207)
363  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to improve access to inland waterways for conoeists; and if she will make a statement.
(48203)
364  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to encourage children to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables; and if she will make a statement on her policy towards pesticide residues found in these foods.
(48323)
365  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to publish new recommendations for the welfare of broiler chickens.
(48556)
366  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the number of cetaceans stranded on the UK shorelines by species in each of the last 12 months; what percentage of those post- mortemed were recorded as bycatch deaths; and if she will make a statement.
(48001)
367  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fur farms were licensed in each month from December 2001 to March 2002 inclusive in England; and if she will list their locations by county.
(47399)
368  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many wild-caught non-human primates were imported into the United Kingdom in the last five years; for what purposes; and if she will make a statement.
(48000)
369  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she expects the overall cost of the CAP to consumers and taxpayers in the financial year 2001-02 to be higher or lower than the level of 88 billion euros per year specified in the 2001 departmental report.
(47908)
370  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47325)
371  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47718)
372  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how far below 1990 levels (a) greenhouse gas and (b) carbon dioxide emissions were in percentage terms in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.
(47342)
373  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47809)
374  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47200)
375  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47171)
376  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of whether the sickness absence reduction target for 2001-02 will be met.
(47666)
377  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the PSA target for the level of UK beef exports in 2001 will be met in 2002.
(47907)
378  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if she will publish the findings.
(47309)
379  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target for reducing the incidence of BSE will be met in 2002.
(47906)
380  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target to review 60 per cent. of departmental services by March 2003 will be met.
(47909)
381  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how far below (a) 1980 and (b) 1990 levels SO2 emissions were in percentage terms in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(47404)
382  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to ensure that secondary treatment is provided for all sewage discharges from towns with a population of at least 15,000 by 31st March will be met.
(47218)
383  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target for 2001-02 for improvement in response time for all letters from honourable Members will be met.
(47273)
384  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the two surplus laboratories at Harpenden and Torry referred to on page 21 of the 2001 Departmental Report, have been sold.
(48171)
385  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the economic viability of replacing ozone depleting substances with non-ozone depleting substances.
(48073)
386  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the application of the 20 day standstill period introduced following the foot and mouth disease outbreak; and if she will make a statement.
(48077)
387  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department had made of the viability of non-ozone depleting drop-in refrigerants.
(48075)
388  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has made to other EU governments regarding the length of period for which use of ozone depleting substances will remain permissible.
(48071)
389  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she proposes to take to promote the use of non-ozone depleting refrigerants which have been developed in the UK.
(48072)
390  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the percentage of nitrate pollution in rivers which arises from discharges by sewage treatment plants.
(48076)
391  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the environmental effects which will follow from the use of ozone depleting substances for the eight year period allowed under the EU Regulations on Ozone Depleting Substances.
(48074)
392  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of changes in the mortality rates which would be achieved by a move from conventional to enriched cages.
(48078)
393  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimates have been made of how many badgers there were in each constituency in each of the last 20 years.
(48548)
394  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money has been paid to farmers under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
(48546)
395  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government has put in place to reduce the levels of the air pollutants (a) sulpher dioxide, (b) NOx and (c) PM10.
(48545)
396  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring systems have been put in place to ensure that farmers participating in the Countryside Stewardship Scheme are managing their land to the standards expected by the programme.
(48541)
397  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria have to be met for sites of special scientific interest to be classified as in good condition.
(48538)
398  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what education and information on land management is given to farmers participating in (a) the Farm Biodiversity Action Plan programme and (b) the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
(48543)
399  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, since the launch of the Farm Biodiversity Action Plan, how many plans have been implemented and how much money has been spent on all plans.
(48537)
400  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, of the farm biodiversity action plans implemented, what percentage have fully achieved all objectives within the individual plans.
(48542)
401  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what monitoring systems are in place to ensure that the farm biodiversity action plans are properly implemented.
(48540)
402  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are being taken to ensure that 95 per cent. of all sites of special scientific interest within the UK are brought into good condition by 2010.
(48544)
403  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many press officers there were in her Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46891)
404  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46831)
405  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47110)
406  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46953)
407  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47146)
408  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46799)
409  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent by Ministers in her Department since its creation on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47214)
410  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent contributions her Department has made to negotiations on the General Agreement on Trade in Services.
(47969)
411  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the total establishment of her Department; and how many of these posts relate to functions of the former MAFF.
(47967)
412  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many posts with environmental protection responsibilities were transferred to her Department from the former DETR; and how many of those posts have become vacant since the transfer.
(47966)
413  
  
Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with regional development agencies regarding environmental issues.
(47968)
414  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of degradable plastic technology; and what plans she has to promote it.
(47575)
415  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the availability and (b) the environmental merits of biodegradable plastic bags; and what plans she has to promote their use.
(47577)
416  
  
Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the abolition of long distance transportation of live farm animals throughout the European Union.
(47421)
417  
  
Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24th January, Official Report, column 1032W, when she expects to publish the consultation paper on the closure or diversion of rights of way.
(47612)
418  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20th March to the honourable Member for Blaenau Gwent, Official Report, column 372W, on CERRIE, what the terms of reference are for the Consultative Exercise on Radiation Risk from Internal Emitters, including the responsibilities of individual members of the Committee, what reports are to be placed in the public domain from the proceedings of CERRIE; and what guidelines individual members of CERRIE have been given on (a) disclosing proceedings and (b) publishing material subsequently that relate to CERRIE.
(47527)
419  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average dairy farm income was for each of the last 10 years in (a) the parliamentary constituency of the Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire, (c) the North West of England and (d) England.
(48606)
420  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of her Department to Scotland.
(48046)
421  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will seek a meeting with officials of the European Commission to discuss the future of the Scottish aquaculture industry and measures which the EC might take to promote the sustainable development of the industry.
(48045)
422  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of her Department in the last 12 months; and what plans she has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(48048)
423  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she will (a) grant and (b) seek aid under article 4 of the EEC Council Regulation No 26 of 1962 on rules of competition in agricultural products in respect of potatoes.
(48069)
424  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what investment her Department has made in fish farming in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02, broken down into expenditure headings.
(48047)
425  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to promote the fish farming industry.
(48049)
426  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with other European countries which operate national compensation schemes for losses incurred by fish farmers as a result of the compulsory slaughter of farmed fish; and what information she collates about such schemes.
(48044)
427  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated deer population was in each of the last 30 years; by what method the estimates were determined; and if she will make a statement.
(48068)
428  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what actions her Department proposes to tackle the trade in bushmeat.
(48151)
429  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what response her Department has made to the report of Evan Bowen-Jones, David Brown and Elizabeth Robinson entitled Bushmeat--a Pilot Study.
(48149)
430  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to raise the subject of the trade in bushmeat internationally.
(48150)
431  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department will make at the Convention on Biodiversity in the Hague on 7th to 19th April about the trade in bushmeat.
(48143)
432  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the members of the UK's delegation to the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Hague on 7th April and indicate who will be leading the delegation.
(48159)
433  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Lancashire market towns have received grants for regeneration under the New Deal for Market Towns, giving the (a) grant amount and (b) reason of the grant; and if she will list the market towns which can not bid for the grant in Lancashire.
(47426)
434  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on badger culling.
(48588)
435  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement updating the Goverment's strategy for stripping CFC foam from fridges and freezers in the UK; and how long it will take to deal with the backlog of appliances.
(48593)
436  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to accelerate payment of IACS claims.
(48018)
437  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance she has issued on a consistent approach by officials across the country to the implementation of the 21-day standstill rule in respect of attendance of animals at agricultural shows in the summer of 2003.
(46784)
438  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what analysis she has made of the proportions of fallen stock which are (a) centrally buried, (b) centrally burned, (c) buried on the farm, (d) burned on the farm and (e) otherwise disposed of, in respect of (i) cattle and (ii) sheep on average over the last five years.
(46787)
439  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the cost of the recent foot and mouth disease outbreak to the (a) cattle, (b) pig and (c) sheep sectors.
(46788)
440  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent talks she has had with (a) farmers and (b) the insurance industry about farmers obtaining insurance against future outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
(46785)
441  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what charges are made to farmers for the disposal of fallen (a) cattle and (b) sheep.
(46786)
442  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what outbreaks of disease in animals in Britain have been linked to the import of illegal meat products in the past five years.
(46789)
443  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the results of consultation on the implementation of the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Directive.
(46782)
444  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the ways in which other EU countries are implementing the Nitrate Vulnurable Zones Directive.
(46781)
445  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of designation of nitrate vulnerable zones is (a) required by European directive and (b) proposed to be implemented in the UK.
(46783)
446  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the number of trading standards officers for monitoring the washing of lorries used for the transport of farm animals.
(46792)
447  
N  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research the Government is conducting into cloud-seeding; and if she will make a statement.
(44122)
448  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the companies and their location contracted to take abandoned cars collected by local authorities in (a) London and (b) West Sussex.
(47381)
449  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action is available to the management of Shoreham Airport to deal with game birds posing a hazard to aircraft movements during the closed season.
(47556)
450  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abandoned cars local authorities have had to remove each year since 1997.
(47380)
451  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what directions she has issued to regional airports to deal with game birds in the closed season.
(47558)
452  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 272W, on hazardous waste, on what date the shipment of hazardous waste passed through Shoreham Harbour; and what safety measures were taken.
(47559)
453  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to amend the Game Act 1831 to enable aircraft operators to deal with game birds posing a threat to aircraft.
(47557)
454  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to increase provision to local authorities to help combat (a) fly-tipping and (b) abandoned cars.
(47379)
455  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) individuals and (b) companies since 1997 have been prosecuted for illegal fly-tipping; and if she will make a statement as to the range of penalties imposed.
(47378)
456  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on average how long after clinical diagnosis slaughter was completed on the infected premises during the foot and mouth epidemic.
(47604)
457  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many infected premises slaughter was completed within 24 hours of a clinical diagnosis of the disease during the foot and mouth epidemic.
(47605)
458  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the availability of labour to pick and pack horticultural crops.
(47594)
459  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the progress of trials to establish the links between badgers and bovine tuberculosis in (a) Worcestershire, (b) Herefordshire, (c) Gloucestershire and (d) Shropshire.
(47592)
460  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 26th March, ref. 46360, if she will make a statement on the future duties of Lord Burns in relation to hunting with dogs, with special reference to the issues of cruelty and utility.
(47877)
461  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many contiguous premises slaughter was completed within 48 hours of a clinical diagnosis of the disease during the foot and mouth epidemic.
(47603)
462  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on average how long after a clinical diagnosis of the disease slaughter was completed on the contiguous farms during the foot and mouth epidemic.
(47602)
463  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials her Department employs at its office in Worcestershire; and what functions they perform.
(47599)
464  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government will have with the administration in the United States of America regarding the need to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.
(47047)
465  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the parties involved in the Kyoto Agreement on climate change have ratified the Protocol; and when the remaining parties will complete the ratification process.
(47048)
466  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government will ratify the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.
(47046)
467  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what radioactive and toxic waste was dumped in the Irish Sea from 1st May 2001 to 28th February 2002; what the origin of this radioactive and toxic waste was; and if she will make a statement.
(47049)
468  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether liquid animal carcasses were dumped in the Irish Sea from 1st May 2001 to 28th February 2002; and if she will make a statement.
(47050)
469  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action the Government is taking to ensure that scientific risk assessments are carried out before EU legislation is introduced banning or restricting the use of well-established chemicals or metals that in her view are used safely and responsibly; and if she will make a statement.
(46970)
470  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12th March, Official Report, column 942W, on EU directives, what sources of information she uses regarding implementation and enforcement in other member states.
(47628)
471  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government will publish the DEFRA consultation paper on farm waste.
(48304)
472  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government will end the 20 day standstill rule for livestock.
(48193)
473  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations Her Majesty's Government has made to the French Government to remove its illegal ban on beef produced in the United Kingdom.
(48302)
474  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to undertake a review of low carbon delivery organisations; and if she will make a statement.
A (48690)
475  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department intends to publish details of new energy efficiency indicators, targets and monitoring mechanisms for each sector of the economy; and if she will make a statement.
A (48686)
476  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to form a negotiated agreement with the finance sector to reduce the cost of financing energy efficiency measures by funding them as part of mortgage offers; and if she will make a statement.
A (48692)
477  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department plans to announce an extension of the Energy Efficiency Commitment from 2005 to 2010; and if she will make a statement.
A (48688)
478  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the targets are for her Department's Ambient Noise Strategy.
(46991)
479  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of funding her Department intends allocating to support research to help industry take advantage of new technology and higher safety, environment and other standards of production.
(46744)
480  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the biodiversity action plans for species and habitats at risk have been implemented.
(46749)
481  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department intends to ensure that the policies of government are rural-proofed.
(46729)
482  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list her Department's stakeholders, as referred to in Waiting for Essentials of Life.
(46731)
483  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department intends transferring forms of risks associated with farm businesses to farmers.
(46748)
484  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what efficiency measures have been achieved by her Department since its establishment.
(46992)
485  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of printing and distributing the publication Working for the Essentials of Life; and what is the print run.
(46989)
486  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost is of her Department's two-year pilot project for regional marine conservation in the North Sea.
(46990)
487  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets are set by her Department for the achievements of rural policy.
(46710)
488  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Government departments participated in the Waste Strategy Summit.
(46791)
489  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department will implement EU requirements to reduce emissions of air pollutants from industrial plant and power stations.
(46734)
490  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what lessons have been learnt and incorporated into her Department's standard operating procedures based upon the outbreak of foot and mouth.
(46750)
491  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department plans to help farmers rationalise regulations.
(46746)
492  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has implemented to increase bio-security.
(46745)
493  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department will ensure that the interests of the food and farming industries are taken into account across the range of government policy.
(46739)
494  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which proposals in the Rural White Paper have been implemented.
(46993)
495  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the CVs of the non-executive members of the DEFRA Management Board.
(47388)
496  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her answer, of 20th March, Official Report, column 372, she will list the consultants appointed to the secretariat; and if she will set out the reasons CERRIR meetings are not held in public.
(48287)
497  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on matters discussed and decisions taken at the Ministerial Conference on the North Sea, held in Bergen, in March; and if she will place in the Library copies of all United Kingdom submissions to the Conference and submissions by other governments and accredited bodies that are relevant to the United Kingdom.
(47663)
498  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to encourage the recycling of (a) waste plastic and (b) waste silage film from farms.
(48260)
499  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will respond to the University of Brighton report on water based sports and recreation.
(47971)
500  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals of each species were slaughtered (a) for human consumption and (b) otherwise than for human consumption (i) at registered low throughput slaughterhouses, (ii) at other registered slaughterhouses and (iii) elsewhere in (A) 2000 and (B) 2001.
(48192)
501  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March, Official Report, column 506W, what the value is of 100.0 in sterling for (a) agricultural producer prices and (b) retail prices.
(48191)
502  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from organic producers on her proposals to disband the UK Register of Organic Standards.
(48055)
503  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers the proposed new UK accreditation service will have in respect of organic standards.
(48057)
504  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers the proposed new advisory body on organic standards will have.
(48056)
505  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received from the Government of Norway regarding emissions from Sellafield.
(48043)
506  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the Chancellor on the environmental impact of the aggregates levy.
(48042)
507  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to disband the UK Register of Organic Standards; what it will be replaced by; with whom she has held discussions on her proposals; and what representations she has received from the Food Standards Agency on the UK Register of Organic Standards.
(48054)
508  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department has taken to protect the cliffs at Warden Bay, Kent, from disintegration; and what plans she has to use concrete structures to protect the cliffs at Warden Bay.
(48551)
509  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48341)
510  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by her Department.
(48340)
511  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the powers of HM Customs and Excise in relation to the seizure of illegally logged wood; and if he will make a statement.
(48319)
512  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage and how many seizures by HM Customs of illegal wildlife items under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species System resulted in successful prosecution in each year since 1997.
(48003)
513  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many successful prosecutions have been brought under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species System in each year since 1997.
(48002)
514  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the maximum sentence for import of wildlife items under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species System; and if he will make a statement.
(48004)
515  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the financial value is of illegal wildlife items seized by HM Customs under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species System in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(48005)
516  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the reduction in sickness absence in HM Customs and Excise by 2003 will be met.
(47688)
517  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what improvements have taken place in 2001-02 in the level of compliance with Customs and statistical requirements of businesses engaged in international trade.
(47680)
518  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47186)
519  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to reduce sickness absence by 2001 was met.
(47684)
520  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to increase customer satisfaction by six per cent. in VAT, customs freight and excise will be met in 2001-02.
(47672)
521  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whatever the PSA target to limit the market share taken by smuggled goods will be met on time.
(47681)
522  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to implement the Procurement Review by 31st March will be met.
(47689)
523  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM customs and Excise to collect the amount of forecast UK revenue yield from indirect taxes (a) was met in 2000-01 and (b) will be met in 2001-02.
(47676)
524  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate of growth of tobacco smuggling in 2000-01 was.
(47692)
525  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to improve the response time to Parliamentary questions.
(47712)
526  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the level of smuggling in 2002-03, as shown by illicit market share, will be reduced.
(47694)
527  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to assess requests for international technical assistance against its overall objectives and strategic priorities and to provide a first class service to sponsors and recipients to achieve the agreed goals will be achieved in 2001-02.
(47670)
528  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to review at least 60 per cent. by value of its services by March will be met.
(47686)
529  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of businesses submitted their indirect tax returns correctly at the first attempt in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(47667)
530  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA targets for HM Customs and Excise to reduce the availability of drugs in the UK (a) were met in 2000-01 and (b) will be met in 2001-02.
(47674)
531  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what have been the measurable effects in the financial year 2001-02 of HM Customs and Excise targeting the organisers of tobacco smuggling.
(47682)
532  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47242)
533  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target in HM Customs and Excise for 75 per cent. of the members of the Government Procurement Service in key designated posts to have, or to be working towards, a graduate level procurement qualification by 31st March 2000 was met.
(47690)
534  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to increase its electronic communications with traders from 29 per cent. to 58 per cent. of potential dealing by 31st March will be met.
(47687)
535  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what new steps his Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47306)
536  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whatever the PSA target to improve value for money in HM Customs and Excise by achieving average annual productivity gains of at least 2.5 per cent. per year until March 2004, without detriment to accuracy or customer satisfaction, will be met.
(47677)
537  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target in HM Customs and Excise to stabilise the level of smuggling in 2001-02 will be met.
(47693)
538  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total liability to the Exchequer of current PFI projects and the expected liability of planned PFIs.
(47792)
539  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what increases in the inland activity of HM Customs and Excise took place in 2001-02 to tackle tobacco smuggling.
(47669)
540  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to have identified annual savings of at least £5 million on estate spending by 31st March will be met on time.
(47685)
541  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the target for the number of detections of indecent or obscene material featuring children, a performance indicator listed on page 49 of the 2001 Departmental Report of HM Customs and Excise, (a) was met in 2000-01 and (b) will be met in 2001-02.
(47673)
542  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reductions in the costs to business of compliance with the main UK duties and taxes payable to HM Customs and Excise were achieved in 2001-02.
(47678)
543  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for UK revenue evasion prevention (a) was met in 2000-01 and (b) will be met in 2001-02.
(47675)
544  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to pay 100 per cent. of undisputed invoices within 30 days will be met.
(47691)
545  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47803)
546  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what improvements in risk targeting he has initiated in 2001-02 in HM Customs and Excise in order more effectively to tackle serious non-compliance in the payment of indirect taxes.
(47668)
547  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the PSA target for HM Customs and Excise to set up a virtual call centre structure to support the introduction of a national helpline for VAT, excise and customs freight by 31st March will be met.
(47683)
548  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whether the HM Customs and Excise target of 18,500 detections of import and export irregularities will be met by the end of the Comprehensive Spending Review period.
(47671)
549  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47196)
550  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of whatever the PSA target to ensure that by 2005 100 per cent. of HM Customs and Excise services are offered electronically, and that the take-up rate for these services is at least 50 per cent., will be met.
(47679)
551  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46811)
552  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47102)
553  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47211)
554  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46943)
555  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46837)
556  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47141)
557  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) investigations, (b) penalties and (c) prosecutions have been instituted since September 2001 in respect of working families tax credit fraud.
(46898)
558  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue to HM Exchequer which would result from the imposition of a tax on carrier bags in the UK at the same rate as in Eire.
(47576)
559  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his most recent estimate is of the extent of fraud in tax credits; what assessment he has made of the Inland Revenue benchmarking exercise of fraud in tax credits; and if he will publish the benchmarking exercise.
(46899)
560  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to receive the proposals from the EU on minimum duty rates on alcoholic drinks.
(46978)
561  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax was raised by duty on Scotch whisky in each of the last 10 years.
(46980)
562  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a system of prior-approval for legitimate import of alcohol for personal use.
(46979)
563  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reasons underlie the proposed distribution of the surplus from the Scottish Transport Group pension schemes; what part of the distributed surplus is to be used for a contingency fund in respect of indemnities against the risk of legal action based on the actions of trustees; and whether in the event that there are no successful claims against that contingency fund, it will be the subject of a subsequent distribution to Scottish Transport Group pensioners.
(48052)
564  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of his Department in the last 12 months; and what plans she has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(48051)
565  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47933)
566  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department undertook to ascertain the effects of the aggregates tax on the (a) rate proposed in the UK and (b) rates levied in other European Union countries.
(48167)
567  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated value is of the Scottish Transport Group pension fund at 31st March; and whether increases in the value of the fund following 31st March 2000 will accrue to (a) the fund and (b) Her Majesty's Government.
(48053)
568  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research his Department undertook to ascertain the effects of the aggregates tax on (a) individual quarries in parts of the UK, (b) local government finance and (c) employment in the construction industry.
(48050)
569  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what rules in respect of double taxation are applicable to the Scottish Bus Group employee pension fund.
(48284)
570  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legal advice his Department has obtained in relation to the distribution of the Scottish Bus Group employee pension funds; under what statutory provisions these funds are liable to public general taxation; to what extent ex gratia payments made to former members of the fund are liable to tax; to what extent this applies in respect of payments in excess of £30,000; and at what rate.
(48282)
571  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date his Department was first informed of the level of Scottish Transport Group pension scheme's surplus.
(48168)
572  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make public (a) correspondence, records of verbal communication and other documents and communications between himself and the Scottish Executive and (b) advice which he has received in connection with the Scottish Transport Group Pension schemes, the winding up thereof and the disposal of and entitlement to surplus funds therefrom.
(48283)
573  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase taxation on wood imported into the UK that does not meet standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council or equivalent credible and international certification systems.
(48154)
574  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters he has received from the public since June 2001; what his target time is for reply; what percentage of letters were replied to within that time; and of those exceeding it, what the range is of time spans in which he has replied.
(48173)
575  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when road pricing for hauliers will be introduced.
(48181)
576  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Buckingham on 25th February, Official Report, column 1045W, whether he has set a date for the publication of the Wanless Report.
(48216)
577  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions regarding the underwriting of the debt of Network Rail by means of potential emergency loans from the Strategic Rail Authority.
(47958)
578  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent studies he has conducted into alternative health care systems other than those contained in the interim Wanless Report; and if he will publish them.
[R] (47963)
579  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the threshold for paying (a) tax and (b) higher rate tax, in relation to average earnings, has changed since 1997.
(47959)
580  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he proposes to publish illustrations of the effect of direct and indirect taxes in the Budget on various speciman households.
(48032)
581  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions (a) Ministers and (b) officials from HM Treasury have met (i) Ministers and (ii) officials from the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions to discuss the potential liabilities to the Exchequer which will arise from underwriting the contingent liabilities of the public private partnerships for London Underground, as proposed in the letters of comfort and Minute from the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the regions to the partners in the PPP presented to Parliament on 21st March.
(47962)
582  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Financial Services Authority helps credit unions meet the new regulatory framework.
(48632)
583  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what priority is given by Customs and Excise to the prevention of the illegal import of meat and meat products.
(46780)
584  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the relative cost-effectiveness of measures used by Customs and Excise to detect the illegal import of (a) drugs, (b) explosives, (c) tobacco and (d) meat and meat products.
(46773)
585  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if Customs and Excise make random checks on private passengers in order to detect the illegal import of meat and meat products.
(46779)
586  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how illegally imported meat and meat products seized by Customs and Excise are disposed of.
(46774)
587  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were found by Customs and Excise to be illegally importing meat and meat products in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(46776)
588  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what use Customs and Excise make of trained dogs to detect the illegal import of meat and meat products and how this is co-ordinated with dogs working on (a) explosives, (b) tobacco and (c) drugs detection.
(46777)
589  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps Cutoms and Excise are taking to prevent the illegal import of meat and meat products.
(46778)
590  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of the aggregates levy on the implementation of public sector infrastructure projects.
(46705)
591  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will award the National Assembly funding to cover the match funding of Objective One projects in Wales.
(48215)
592  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the amount of match funding awarded to the National Assembly to cover Objective one programmes.
(48303)
593  
  
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was paid by (a) further education colleges and (b) schools in the state sector in the last year for which figures are available.
(46661)
594  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place the accounting advice he has received from the Office of National Statitics on the treatment of the commitments given in the London Underground Public Private Partnership letter of comfort in the Library; and if he will make a statement.
(46676)
595  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will raise the age at which it becomes mandatory to purchase an annuity from 75 to 80 years.
(47765)
596  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions took place at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico on the reform of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers to take into account the financial resources required to reach the 2015 development targets.
(46657)
597  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions took place at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico regarding the achievement of the UN target for spending national income on overseas development assistance and the effect this would have on achieving the 2015 development goals.
(46654)
598  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had at the Financing for Development Conference in Mexico on debt relief with the (a) IMF, (b) World Bank and (c) regional development banks.
(46656)
599  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to discuss the Poverty Reduction Strategy papers under preparation with the IMF and World Bank at their Spring Meeting in April 2002, with particular reference to the (a) financial resources required to achieve the 2015 development targets, (b) creation of a post-conflict assistance account and (c) definition of debt sustainability.
(46883)
600  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress was made on post-conflict assistance accounts for countries which have not reached decision point under the HIPC Initiative at the Financing for Development in Mexico.
(46658)
601  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions took place at the Financing for Development Conference regarding his Department's Hold in Trust policy on debt repayments for countries which have not yet reached decision point within HIPC.
(46655)
602  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations were received from organisations in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire concerning the consultation on proposals by the Government Statistical Service Committee for Regional Statistics on NUTS area definitions.
(48265)
603  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's policy is toward the draft European regulation to recognise and adopt the current NUTS structure.
(48266)
604  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the proposed whisky strip stamps would apply to miniature bottles of whisky.
(46947)
605  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the (a) Scottish Executive and (b) Welsh Assembly on the subject of the aggregrates levy.
(48036)
606  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis has been conducted of the experiences of countries that considered introducing strip stamps but then decided against it.
(46949)
607  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the total amount that will be paid to Scotland from the Sustainability Fund in each of the next five years.
(48038)
608  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what analysis he has conducted of the experiences of countries that have abolished their strip stamp regimes.
(46948)
609  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the total amount that will be received from Scotland in each of the next five years from the aggregrates levy at the proposed rate.
(48037)
610  
  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Scotland Office with regards to the proposed whisky strip stamps.
(46950)
611  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are paying tax at 40 per cent. on unearned income.
(47633)
612  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's income in 2001-02 was on national insurance on earned income from (a) employers and (b) employees.
(47631)
613  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of revenue for financial year 2001-02 if top band taxpayers paid national insurance on unearned income.
(47634)
614  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the income from capital gains tax was in each of the last five years.
(47655)
615  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's income on national insurance is from tax payers in the 40 per cent. income tax band.
(47632)
616  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the Treasury of collecting capital gains tax.
(47635)
617  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48362)
618  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48363)
619  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many US National Security Agency personnel are at GCHQ; and what the rank is of the most senior of them.
(47607)
620  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost has been in each month since January 1999 arising from the activities of Lord Levy, broken down by (a) reimbursed travelling costs, (b) reimbursed other costs, (c) support costs in the UK, (d) support costs incurred at UK embassies and (e) other costs; and if he will make a statement.
(47608)
621  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target to release £790 million from overseas estate rationalisation for new investment over the three years to March will be met.
(47790)
622  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target of 25 per cent. of business undertaken electronically by 2002 will be met.
(47789)
623  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47181)
624  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target to halve accommodation running costs in London by 2001-02 will be met.
(47784)
625  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target of efficiency gains of £7 million by the end of 2001-02 will be met.
(47783)
626  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target of £12 million savings by 2001-02 through improved procurement procedures will be met.
(47785)
627  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47412)
628  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47799)
629  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of performance against the target of full cost recovery by the Government Hospitality Fund.
(47786)
630  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47190)
631  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the target of 60 per cent. on internal Departmental services to be reviewed under Better Quality Services guidelines by the end of 2001-02 will be met.
(47787)
632  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47707)
633  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of sickness absence in 2000-01; and if he expects the target of a 30 per cent. reduction by 2003 to be met.
(47788)
634  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46841)
635  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47134)
636  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46959)
637  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47204)
638  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47106)
639  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46805)
640  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 11th March, to the honourable Member for Glasgow, Kelvin, Official Report, column 689, what changes have been made to the evaluation of end-use undertakings issued by the Israeli Government with reference to Israel's assurances on 29th November 2000 on the use of UK originated equipment and systems; and if he will make a statement.
(46418)
641  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 11th March to the honourable Member for Glasgow, Kelvin, Official Report, column 689, what steps the Government is taking to clarify whether UK-controlled goods have been used by the Israel defence force activities in the Occupied Territories; and if he will make a statement.
(46419)
642  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations have been made to the Government of Russia concerning the abuses of human rights in Chechnya; and if he will make a statement.
(48613)
643  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to receive the constitutional report on the return of the Ilois people to the Chagos Islands.
(48617)
644  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to introduce an order to put into effect the provisions of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 in respect of the Ilois people.
(48616)
645  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans have been made for the Ilois people to visit the Chagos Islands.
(48615)
646  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made since 18th March to the (a) Israeli Government and (b) US Administration about Yasser Arafat's attendance at and return from the forthcoming Arab Summit in Beirut.
(46645)
647  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47952)
648  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the letter dated 26th September 2001 from the honourable Member for Epsom and Ewell relating to Mr Jones of 1 West Farm Avenue, Ashtead, Surrey.
(48208)
649  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support and assistance his Department is providing to the government of Gibraltar with their plans to celebrate 300 years of British sovereignty of Gibraltar in 2004.
(48271)
650  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when a decision will be made on offering the people of Gibraltar a referendum on their future; who will write the referendum question; in what way the UK Government will be bound by the decision of Gibraltarians; what the UK Government policy will be on a referendum for the people of Gibraltar; if he will publish the full text of the Anglo-Spanish accord on the issue of Gibraltar; and whether the referendum question will be put before Parliament for approval before it is put to the people of Gibraltar.
(47964)
651  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he has given details to the Government of Gibraltar of the proposals which are being considered for agreement with his Spanish counterpart regarding the future status of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(47563)
652  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Spain was invited to attend the recent talks under the terms of the Brussels Process before an invitation was extended to the Government of Gibraltar.
(47406)
653  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what basis European Union funds are not made available for the economic development of Gibraltar.
(48307)
654  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the report by the International Monetary Fund on 19th March.
(48309)
655  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the British Government will formally seek the views of the Government of Gibraltar on proposals being discussed with the Spanish Government before agreeing any such proposals with a view to these then being placed before the people of Gibraltar for referendum.
(48308)
656  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings Ministers in his Department held during March with representatives of the Government of the Sudan.
(48017)
657  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the governments of (a) Hungary, (b) Czech Republic, (c) Slovenia and (d) Croatia; and if their application for membership of the EU was discussed.
(47377)
658  
  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to the Chinese Government about the arrest and disappearance of Catholic Bishop Lucas Li Jing-Feng and his assistant; and if he will make a statement.
(47643)
659  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the legal basis of his claim that the integration of Gibraltar into the UK would contravene the Treaty of Utrecht.
(47565)
660  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the date for the next round of talks between Britain and Spain on the future status of Gibraltar.
(47317)
661  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to visit Gibraltar.
(47318)
662  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether Gibraltar's special tax status would be a barrier to integration into the UK.
(47315)
663  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to refer the question of Gibraltar's constitutional standing to the International Court of Justice.
(47319)
664  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support the call from Afghanistan's Minister for Women's Affairs for 25 per cent. female representation on the Loya Jirga being organised under the auspices of the UN.
(47701)
665  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what provisions will be made to enable women to travel in safety to the Loya Jirga in Afghanistan.
(47704)
666  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Afghans will need an identity card to participate in the Loya Jirga.
(47705)
667  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has on the number of (a) girls and (b) boys who entered primary school in Afghanistan at the start of the new school year on 22nd March.
(47703)
668  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many women participants in the Loya Jirga will be accommodated.
(47698)
669  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's gender strategy is.
(47697)
670  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure widows in Afghanistan have equal rights to participate in the Loya Jirga being convened in Afghanistan under the auspices of the UN.
(47695)
671  
N  
Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the bomb which exploded recently in Lima, Peru.
(46372)
672  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 610, if he will place in the Library copies of the evidence possessed by Her Majesty's Government in respect of the status of programmes aimed at developing weapons of mass destruction respectively by (a) the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (b) Iraq, (c) Libya and (d) Syria.
(48252)
673  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps Her Majesty's Government has taken to encourage the United States Administration to ratify the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty; and what information he has in respect of the shortfall in payments made to the CTBT organisation in Vienna.
(48079)
674  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the level of border delays experienced by the people of Gibraltar.
(46854)
675  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the funds for Gibraltar agreed to by the European Union at the European Council meeting at Barcelona will be available if the people of Gibraltar reject joint British and Spanish proposals put to them on their future.
(46851)
676  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had concerning Gibraltar with fellow Member States of the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
(46852)
677  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken in respect of the case of Mr Ian Stillman following his imprisonment in India.
(48163)
678  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48358)
679  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48359)
680  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the link between air travel and deep vein thrombosis.
(47043)
681  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library his scientific evidence on which the recommendation from on the Advisory Committee in Pesticides to alter advice provided to schools and parents in reducing the exposure of children to pesticide residues was based.
(48324)
682  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the potential health hazards posed to humans by the import and use of non-human primates in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(47999)
683  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what trend data are available to measure progress against the PSA target for a reduction in the death rate from suicide and undetermined injury.
(47299)
684  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of departmental business undertaken electronically to 25 per cent. by 2002 will be met.
(47363)
685  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47798)
686  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47191)
687  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target for everyone with suspected cancer to be able to see a specialist within two weeks of his or her GP determining the need to do so was met by the required date of 2000.
(47298)
688  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the latest PSA target to promote independence by reducing nationally the per capita rate of growth in emergency admissions of people aged over 75 to an annual average of two per cent. up to 2002-03 will be met.
(47287)
689  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what trend data are available to measure progress against the PSA target for a reduction in serious accidental injury relating to admission to hospital.
(47300)
690  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new steps his Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47305)
691  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target to improve continuity of care given to children looked after by local authorities by reducing to no more than 18 per cent. in all authorities the proportion of such children who leave three or more placements in one year by 2001 was achieved.
(47284)
692  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of procurement savings he expects NHS trusts to achieve in 2001-02.
(47291)
693  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many departmental services have been reviewed since agreement in September 1999 on the programme to do so.
(47365)
694  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who undertakes the review of departmental services.
(47364)
695  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47706)
696  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for £15m savings from action on contractor fraud will be met on time.
(47288)
697  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target for efficiency and other value for money gains in Departmental operations of 2.5 per cent. was met in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(47281)
698  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target to increase to at least 50 per cent. by 2001 the proportions of children leaving care aged 16 or above with nine GCSE or GNVQ qualifications was met.
(47282)
699  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47313)
700  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what trend data are available to measure progress against the PSA target for the reduction in the death rate from heart disease and stroke and related illnesses amongst people aged under 75 years.
(47302)
701  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to reduce the national average emergency psychiatric re-admission rate by two percentage points by 2002 will be met.
(47286)
702  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average general prescribing rate for all practices was in 2001-02.
(47290)
703  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target to reduce by 20 per cent. by 2001-02 the number of absences by staff caused by violence will be met.
(47362)
704  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what total sum was achieved for efficiency and other value for money gains in the NHS in 2000-01.
(47729)
705  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he had made of whether the target to bring sickness absence levels down to 6.8 days per staff year by 2003 will be met.
(47361)
706  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target for the appointment of new practice nurses by 2002 will be met on time.
(47296)
707  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what trend data are available to measure progress against the PSA target for a reduction in the death rate from accidents.
(47301)
708  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the payment of all undisputed invoices within 30 days or the agreed contractual terms will be met.
(47280)
709  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target for efficiency and other value for money gains in personal social services expenditure in 2001-02 will be met.
(47285)
710  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appraisals of new or existing technologies by NICE were produced in 2001.
(47293)
711  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for a 50 per cent. reduction in prescription charge evasion by the end of 2002-03 will be met on time.
(47289)
712  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target to connect all GP surgeries to NHSnet by the end of 2002 will be met.
(47294)
713  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target of a national average annual increase of 1 per cent. whole-time equivalent GPs by 2002 will be met on time.
(47297)
714  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target for all NHS trusts to achieve three per cent. procurement savings in 2000-01 was met.
(47292)
715  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the estimated average cost of preparing and submitting tenders for PFI projects in his Department; and how much he expects to spend reimbursing such costs under the PFI hospital building programme to be completed by 2010.
(47791)
716  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target for the improvement of the quality of primary care premises targeted towards areas of deprivation will be met on time.
(47295)
717  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the PSA target to increase to at least 75 per cent. by 2003 the proportion of children leaving care aged 16 or above with a GCSE or GNVQ qualification will be met.
(47283)
718  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47180)
719  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to review at least 60 per cent. of services will be met.
(47279)
720  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47248)
721  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the target time is for his Department to reply to letters from (a) honourable Members and (b) members of the public; and what the time is that it has been taking his Department to reply to letters from (i) honourable Members and (ii) members of the public in the last six months.
(46972)
722  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's plans regarding the treatment and care of myalgic encephalomyelitis.
(48629)
723  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the appointment and work of the Medical Research Council's independent scientific advisory group established to further research in the field of CFS/ME.
(48630)
724  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources the Government (a) has already made and (b) plans to make available to implement the recommendations of the CFS/ME independent Working Group's report published on 11th January.
(48631)
725  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many locum doctors there were (a) at the latest available date, (b) in 1999, (c) in 1997 and (d) in 1994.
(46740)
726  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the variation in the cost of operations in NHS hospitals and health authorities.
(46732)
727  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to end the use of mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals in England.
(46988)
728  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) nurse and (b) consultant vacancies there are at Broomfield Hospital, Essex at the latest available date.
(46709)
729  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement as to what measures are being taken to raise awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of self-checking, with specific reference to men aged under 35 years.
(46761)
730  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of call to NHS Direct is over the last 12 months.
(46700)
731  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in (a) each of the last six years and (b) 2002 to the latest available date.
(46743)
732  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who have been appointed to a position within the NHS by (a) himself and (b) the NHS Appointments Commission have declared a political interest, broken down by political parties; and what proportion of the total number of appointees this represents for each politcal party between (i) 2nd May 1997 and 31st March 2001 and (ii) 1st April 2001 and the latest available date.
(46724)
733  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to expedite the procedures for investigating complaints against NHS medical staff who have been suspended.
(46824)
734  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the criteria used for deciding when to carry out a mastectomy.
(46753)
735  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the reasons for which the Chief Executive of the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust remained in post after the publication of the CHI report and the zero rating of Walsgrave hospital.
(46822)
736  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement as to whether the NHS will be making an enhancement to the pension arrangements for the Chief Executive of the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust when he retires; and how much this will amount to.
(46820)
737  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women in England were given hysterectomies in an NHS hospital in the latest year for which figures are available.
(46698)
738  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff within the NHS have been suspended from work as a result of allegations and complaints by whistleblowers in the last two full available years.
(46826)
739  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appointments to positions and bodies within the NHS (a) he and (b) the NHS Appointments Commission have made since the inception of the NHS Appointments Commission.
(46723)
740  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting more than 13 weeks for their first out-patient appointment following GP referral in each of the last 12 months.
(46702)
741  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP vacancies there were at the latest available date.
(46727)
742  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Greater London had been waiting up to (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 15 and (d) 18 months for hospital treatment in each month since October 2001.
(46726)
743  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether pressure was put on the Chief Executive of the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust by (a) Ministers and (b) the NHS executive to resign.
(46823)
744  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the independence of NICE.
(46828)
745  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement as to whether the NHS will be paying (a) redundancy pay, (b) compensation and (c) an ex-gratia payment to the Chief Executive of the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust when he retires; and how much this will amount to.
(46819)
746  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the annual cost of providing NHS Direct over the last two years for which figures are available.
(46719)
747  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the members of the NHS Appointments Commission and their qualifications; and if he will make a statement on the appointment process for the membership of the Commission.
(46718)
748  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many whistleblowers have been suspended from work within the NHS as a result of allegations and complaints in the last two full years that figures are available.
(46827)
749  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time is that it took an ambulance to reach an emergency after the initial 999 call is made in (a) England and (b) Greater London over the last 12 months.
(46752)
750  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many routine NHS patients were treated in English NHS hospitals in the last quarter of (a) 2001 and (b) 1997.
(46708)
751  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average time it takes to get through to NHS Direct over the last month for which figures are available.
(46715)
752  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultant vacancies there are.
(46691)
753  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many 999 calls were made to the Greater London Ambulance Service between 20th December 2001 and 3rd January for which it was decided an ambulance was not necessary; and what proportion of calls over this period such calls represented.
(46756)
754  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of how many additional consultants are needed if consultants work the European legal limit of hours each week.
(46693)
755  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47104)
756  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of the NHS Appointments Commission have declared themselves to have been politically active in the last five years; and in which political parties they have been active.
(46717)
757  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of patients were seen by a doctor or consultant within one hour of their arrival at accident and emergency in (a) each of the last six years and (b) 2002 to the latest available date.
(46728)
758  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS re-admissions there were within (a) one, (b) three, (c) six, (d) eight and (e) 12 months of previous treatment in the last quarter of (i) 2001 and (ii) 1997.
(46704)
759  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is (a) underway and (b) planned to commence this year to develop new and more effective chemotherapy drugs for the treatment of serious brain cancers.
(46751)
760  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement as to whether the Chief Executive of the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust will be offered another post within the NHS following his retirement.
(46821)
761  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each of the last six years had their first out-patient appointment after waiting (a) less than four, (b) less than eight, (c) less than 12, (d) less than 24 and (e) more than 24 weeks.
(46711)
762  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the funding of NICE.
(46738)
763  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled or delayed in each of the last 12 months in each health authority in England.
(46994)
764  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for an intensive care baby incubator in London NHS hospitals at the latest date for which figures are available.
(46688)
765  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress made in GP recruitment in the last 12 monhs.
(46736)
766  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints have been received from callers to NHS Direct about the service they received.
(46716)
767  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46845)
768  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to date is in (a) salaries paid, (b) management costs and (c) other related costs arising out of the suspension of consultants at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
(46818)
769  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the use of Tamoxifen for women who do not have breast cancer but are considered to be at high risk.
(46721)
770  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hours consultant physicians are contracted to work per week; how many hours were worked by consultant physicians over the contracted time, on average, in the last twelve months; and how many additional consultants would be needed to maintain levels of service if consultants worked only their contracted hours.
(46694)
771  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients since 1997 have waited more than 26 weeks for their first out-patient appointment following GP referral.
(46714)
772  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting in England for in-patient treatment at the latest date for which figures are available.
(46695)
773  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost per annum of Tamoxifen for women who do not have breast cancer but are considered to be at high risk.
(46722)
774  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances serve Greater London; and how many paramedics there are (a) in cars and (b) on motorbikes.
(46759)
775  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures will be taken to promote the use of sun protection creams over the summer.
(46755)
776  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultants practising in the NHS are aged over 55 years; and how many consultants aged over 55 years were practising in (a) 2000, (b) 1998, (c) 1996, (d) 1994 and (e) 1992.
(46690)
777  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the link between women taking the contraceptive pill or on hormone replacement therapy and their likelihood of suffering a deep vein thrombosis; and what measures are being taken to advise and make aware these vulnerable groups of the dangers of DVT and how to lower the risk of suffering from it.
(46830)
778  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Greater London had been waiting more than 13 weeks to see a consultant at the latest available date.
(46725)
779  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls NHS Direct received between 24th December 2001 and 3rd January.
(46701)
780  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the cost to the NHS of investigations of NHS staff who have been suspended from work in the last two years.
(46825)
781  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many calls NHS Direct received in each of the last two years for which figures are available.
(46699)
782  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England were waiting (a) up to 12, (b) up to 15, (c) up to 18 and (d) over 18 months for in-patient treatment in each of the last six months.
(46697)
783  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes.
(47209)
784  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many 999 calls were made to the Essex Ambulance Service between 20th December 2001 and 3rd January for which it was decided an ambulance was not necessary; and what proportion of calls over this period such calls represent.
(46757)
785  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department made available to those covered by Clause 4(1)(b) of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001, (a) prior to the Regulations being debated by Parliament and (b) prior to their implementation.
(46685)
786  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he plans to introduce to ensure safe standards of care when increasing numbers of trainee doctors move to shifts.
(46829)
787  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to wards from accident and emergency departments after arriving in accident and emergency eight or more hours prior to being moved to a ward in the last 12 months.
(46703)
788  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultant physicians there are; and how many there were in each year since 1992.
(46692)
789  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the variation in the cost of a hip replacement operation in an NHS hospital.
(46733)
790  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken by his Department to notify medical practitioners who operate exclusively outside the NHS of the requirements of Clause 4(1)(b) of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001, prior to registration packs being sent out to them.
(46796)
791  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46801)
792  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations his Department had, and with which professional bodies, concerning the requirements of Clause 4(1)(b) of the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001.
(46795)
793  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the level of (a) waste, (b) fraud and (c) inefficiency in the NHS in each of the last five years; and what measures he has introduced to reduce the level.
(46730)
794  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intensive care baby incubators are available for use in the NHS.
(46689)
795  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47138)
796  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of women who undergo breast screening have had mastectomies carried out as a result of the screening in the last three years.
(46762)
797  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting 13 weeks or more for an out-patient appointment in England in each of the most recent three quarters.
(46696)
798  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance call-outs were made between 20th December 2001 and 3rd January 2002 in Essex; what average length of time it took for ambulances to reach (a) the patient and (b) the hospital to which the patient needed to be taken; and what the average figure was in England.
(46758)
799  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the criteria for the use of Tamoxifen.
(46720)
800  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intensive care baby incubators are available for use in London NHS hospitals.
(46687)
801  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received from PCGs and PCTs on their state of preparation for new PCT responsibilities.
(46737)
802  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each of the last 12 months had their first out-patient appointment after waiting (a) less than four, (b) less than eight, (c) less than 12, (d) less than 24 and (e) more than 24 weeks.
(46712)
803  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the availability of intensive care baby incubators in London NHS hospitals; and what measures are being taken to increase availability.
(46686)
804  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of chemotherapy for patients suffering from brain tumours; and the impact of the treatment upon the life expectancy of brain tumour patients.
(46747)
805  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of breast screening.
(46763)
806  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in consultant recruitment in the last 12 months.
(46735)
807  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients were admitted to wards from accident and emergency departments within (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) more than four hours, after being seen by a doctor or consultant in (i) March 1997 and (ii) the latest month for which figures are available.
(46707)
808  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent of mastectomies carried out as a precaution on women who have had a tumour detected by breast screening but were of a kind that may never develop into cancer.
(46764)
809  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent measures have been taken and what safeguards exist to ensure the competence of locum doctors.
(46741)
810  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for the National Care Standards Commission is for 2002-03; and what it is forecast to be over the next three financial years.
(47530)
811  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) the number of people who work for the SCIE, (b) its budget allocation for 2001-02 and (c) the expected budget allocation for the next three years.
A (48685)
812  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each of the last five years for which figures are available, the number of people aged (a) 0 to five, (b) six to 15, (c) 16 to 24, (d) 25 ro 34, (e) 35 to 44, (f) 45 to 54, (g) 55 to 64, (h) 65 to 74, (i) 75 to 84 and (j) 85 and over, who contracted (i) pneumococcal and (ii) meningitis broken down by (A) region and (B) health authority.
(47531)
813  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of nursing homes charging extra administration costs for payment of the free nursing care contribution; and if he will make a statement.
(47533)
814  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure people over the age of 55 are aware of the risks posed by meningitis.
(47532)
815  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has determined the additional hospital trusts which will be able to offer digital hearing aids; and when an announcement will be made.
(48547)
816  
  
Mr John Cummings (Easington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what cash allocations have been made under the reforming emergency care accident and emergency nurse allocation for 2002-03 to each acute NHS trust in the northern region; upon what basis the allocations have been made; and which trusts are involved in PFI programmes.
(47430)
817  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of the response to 999 ambulance call received between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. in Barnet was in each of the last three years; how many such calls there were; what estimate he has made of the number of such calls for 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(46877)
818  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to what extent ringfenced money allocated to specific services in Barnet (a) was used in 2001-02 and (b) is proposed to be used in 2002-03 for reducing deficits and for other purposes outside the ringfence; what the original ringfencing was proposed for in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(46878)
819  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact the proposed overnight closure of Edgware UTC will have on (a) public confidence and support for the NHS in Hendon and (b) the willingness of the public to participate in NHS consultations and as lay representatives on consultative bodies; and if he will make a statement.
(46879)
820  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received treatment abroad at the direction and expense of the NHS in (a) 2002 to date and (b) each of the last three years.
(47648)
821  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his plans to tackle bed blocking in Lancashire.
(48596)
822  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations have been cancelled by the NHS in Lancashire within one month of the supposed date of the operation in each year since 1997.
(48599)
823  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances have been available to each NHS trust in Lancashire in each year since 1997.
(48598)
824  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time for ambulances in each of the NHS trusts in Lancashire has been in each year since 1997.
(48597)
825  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47981)
826  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of his Department in the last 12 months; and what plans he has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made in the last 12 months.
(47980)
827  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the value of the NHS Estate is less than 15 years old.
(47824)
828  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average time a (a) technology and (b) medicine appraisal has taken place under the auspices of the National Institute for Technical Excellence.
(47862)
829  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the cottage hospitals which have been (a) opened and (b) closed since 1997.
(47019)
830  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many one-stop primary care centres are under construction.
(47015)
831  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospital trusts have specially-assigned police officers.
(47851)
832  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra NHS beds have been introduced in (a) total, (b) general and (c) acute wards since the publication of the National Plan.
(47828)
833  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to complete his discussions with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to establish an evaluation process for international general practitioner recruitment; and when he expects such evaluation to commence.
(47027)
834  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of non-clinical data.
(47870)
835  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the Performance Assessment Framework assimilates patients' views on (a) food and (b) other issues.
(47005)
836  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the public health consequences of reclassifying medicines from prescription-only to pharmacy sale; and where the liability for the use of these products will lie.
(47847)
837  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 966W, if he will publish the waiting times in A&E since August 2001.
(48286)
838  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many unannounced inspections of the quality of hospital food have taken place since the introduction of the NHS National Plan.
(47004)
839  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) primary care and (b) hospital trusts have implemented electronic patient record systems.
(47000)
840  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 27th February, Official Report, column 1405W, concerning the Departmental website, what the reasons are for the increase in (i) hosting and maintenance charges and (ii) website development costs.
(48251)
841  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the organisations which receive funding under the section 64 General Scheme under the Health and Public Services Act 1968; and how much money each received in the last financial year.
(47834)
842  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role dieticians play in (a) advising and (b) checking on nutritional values in food in the NHS.
(47006)
843  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those trusts which have not established patient advocacy and liaison services.
(f47859)
844  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many old-age in-patient psychiatry beds there have been in each of the past five years.
(47832)
845  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions have taken place with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs concerning the use of rural leisure accommodation for residential care for the elderly.
(47028)
846  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free toothbrushes have been handed out under the Brushing for Life campaign; and what has been the cost per toothbrush.
(47837)
847  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of NHS trusts have not nominated a board member to take responsibility for monitoring hospital cleanliness.
(47007)
848  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the risks to public health of changes to the availability of treatments by reclassifying medicines from prescription-only to pharmacy sales.
(47876)
849  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests for each category of snackboxes there have been, expressed as a percentage of the overall number of requests.
(47030)
850  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new hospital schemes were given the go-ahead in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.
(47826)
851  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of appointments were booked electronically in the last year.
(47002)
852  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average outpatient ophthalmology waiting times have been for each quarter of the last five years.
(47866)
853  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of trusts are meeting New Deal hours targets for junior doctors.
(47848)
854  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings he and his Ministers have had with representatives of hospices providing palliative care to children since 7th June 2001.
(47023)
855  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diagnostic and treatment centres have been developed; how many are operational; and how many patients they have treated in the last 12 months.
(47825)
856  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which public relations companies have been used by the NHS; how much money has been spent in the past 12 months on each of them; and on which projects.
(47850)
857  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra CT scanner procedures have been carried out since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47013)
858  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current maintenance backlog of the NHS is.
(47823)
859  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 811W, on ward refurbishment, which hospitals and institutions will have their psychiatric wards refurbished as a consequence of the dedicated budget established in 2001-02.
(47443)
860  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health authorities have implemented schemes to provide safe havens in which violent patients can be treated.
(47858)
861  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason adult cystic fibrosis sufferers are not entitled to free prescriptions.
(47863)
862  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients have access to electronic personal medical records.
(47001)
863  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the magazine publications aimed at staff produced during the last year, and the cost of producing each one.
(47025)
864  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money he intends to make available this year to improve fire safety in the NHS.
(47854)
865  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many British patients have been treated by the NHS in the EEA, broken down by country of origin.
(47852)
866  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new automated defibrillators have been installed in public places.
(47011)
867  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS trusts have introduced a 24-hour catering service.
(47829)
868  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra (a) intermediate care beds and (b) non-residential intermediate care places have been introduced since the publication of the National Plan.
(47827)
869  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of NHS trusts employ ward housekeepers.
(47010)
870  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his definition is of (a) a health community and (b) health economy.
(47833)
871  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will support moves by the UKCC to introduce English tests for foreign nursing recruits.
(47871)
872  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th March, Official Report, column, 1291W, on cystic fibrosis, what plans to has to reduce the number of conditions which entitle the sufferer to free prescriptions.
(47129)
873  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the charging mechanisms for providing recombinant factor VIII to haemophiliacs under the age of 20 but over the age of 16.
(47846)
874  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will specify the countries of origin of the fruit supplied as part of the National School Fruit Scheme.
(47032)
875  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the board member nominated to take personal responsibility for monitoring hospital cleanliness will be held responsible for any failure.
(47008)
876  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources are used to enable the work of Workforce Numbers Advisory Board to continue.
(47844)
877  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) steps are being taken and (b) investment is being made, to reduce firework-related injuries.
(47841)
878  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 940W, on ambulance turnaround times, if he will state the turnaround times for ambulance crews at each hospital in the Greater London area with an A&E department.
(48288)
879  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which company supplied the toothbrushes handed out as part of the Brushing for Life campaign.
(47026)
880  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) adult critical care and (b) intensive care beds there were in each of the past five years.
(47864)
881  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to combat the rise in syphillis.
(47873)
882  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much investment in primary care facilities there has been since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47018)
883  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been waiting over 15 months on the in-patient waiting list for (a) each quarter since March 1997 and (b) each month since January 2001.
(47856)
884  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 21st March, Official Report, column 536W, an hospices, what assessment he has made of the proportion of patients who died from cancer in hospital who could have received terminal palliative care in hospices had there been sufficient capacity in the last five years.
(47131)
885  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many positions in neo-natal units in each health authority area have been vacant for over three months.
(47872)
886  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been raised through the auction of (a) empty and (b) surplus NHS property since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47822)
887  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many MRI procedures have been carried out since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47014)
888  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons were for the selection of Lord Hunt of King's Heath as the Department of Health's Design Champion.
(47022)
889  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs have benefitted from the Golden Hello Scheme since November 2001.
(47845)
890  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the composition in terms of location of the extra intermediate care beds which have been introduced, and are planned to be introduced, under the National Plan.
(47843)
891  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) new and (b) replacement haemodialysis stations have come into operation since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47009)
892  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inpatient treatments have been carried out in the private sector since November 2000.
(47868)
893  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting for in-patient cardiology treatment in each quater since March 1997.
(47842)
894  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of prescriptions were issued electronically in the last year.
(46999)
895  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many outpatient appointments have been carried out in the private sector since November 2000.
(47860)
896  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role his Department envisages for the Riding for the Disabled Asociation in the rehabilitative treatment of children with musculo-skeletal disorders.
(47020)
897  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the population of England has access to opportunistic chlamydia screening.
(47849)
898  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the performance of health action zones is monitored against the local priorities identified when the establishment of the first wave of health action zones was announced on 31st March 1998.
(47021)
899  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on genito-urinary medicine in each of the past five years.
(47869)
900  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds in cottage hospitals there were in each of the past five years.
(47029)
901  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on where the liability for the use of products newly reclassified from prescription-only to pharmacy sale will lie.
(47875)
902  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he intends to take to broaden the definition of a cancelled operation.
(47857)
903  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 806W, on general practitioners, what amount of time he expects a GP appraiser to spend on appraisals every year which would otherwise be spent on patient care.
(47444)
904  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS spending there was in 2001-02 on serological screening and direct investigative testing for (a) HIV, (b) chlamydia and (c) related hepatitis due to drug abuse and usage.
(47874)
905  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason analogue hearing aids continue to be fitted in hospitals involved in the modernising hearing aid services projects.
(47835)
906  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many one-stop primary care centres have been opened since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47016)
907  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting over six months on the in-patient waiting list in (a) each quarter since March 1997 and (b) each month since January 2001.
(47855)
908  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of hospitals make the full range of snackboxes available 24 hours of the day.
(47031)
909  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce yellow as the mandatory colour for ambulances.
(47853)
910  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he intends to give to nursery schools and other providers of early years education on accepting children who have not received their MMR innoculations.
(47840)
911  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of hospitals have successfully adopted the new NHS menus.
(47024)
912  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the applicants for the contract to provide television and telephone services to NHS patients.
(47003)
913  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether newly-constructed hospitals comprise (a) wards assigned soley to either male or female patients and (b) subdivided bays.
(47839)
914  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many day cases have been carried out in the private sector since November 2000.
(47861)
915  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices do not have a connection with NHSnet.
(46998)
916  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the entitlement is of patients to claim expenses (a) when travelling between their home and hospital and (b) when travelling between their home and the point of departure for international treatment.
(47838)
917  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients waited less than four hours in accident and emergency from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge in the last year.
(47836)
918  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 817W, on long-term care, what is the maximum length of time which payment of proceeds arising from the sale of a house can be deferred after entrance into residential care.
(47130)
919  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the levels of emergency readmissions were in each health authority for the third quarter of 2001-02.
(46997)
920  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients awaiting their first out-patient appointment have been waiting over six months.
(47830)
921  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the activities of the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust.
(47821)
922  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many family doctors' premises have had completed refurbishments since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47017)
923  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the introduction of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults List has been delayed until August 2002.
(47831)
924  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the National Survey of GP Services.
(46996)
925  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new liquid cytology units there have been since the publication of the NHS National Plan.
(47012)
926  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he expects primary care trusts to devolve control of budgets to practice level.
(47865)
927  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by each acute trust on agency locum doctors' as (a) a total annual amount, (b) a proportion of the annual expenditure on doctors' salaries and (c) as a proportion of the total operating expenses in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(47996)
928  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting times were, broken down by regional health authority, for radiography treatment in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(47995)
929  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) total number and (b) percentage is of overseas nurses working in the UK as a proportion of nursing staff, by regional health authority in (i) the NHS and (ii) agencies in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(48033)
930  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by each acute trust on agency staff excluding doctors and nurses (a) in cash terms, (b) as a proportion of the annual expenditure on doctors salaries and (c) as a proportion of the total operating expenses, in each of the last five years for which records are available.
(47994)
931  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting times were, broken down by regional health authority, for an MRI scan in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(48011)
932  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has achieved in establishing a baseline for policy appraisal against which to measure progress on equal treatment.
(48010)
933  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the women's organisations which were consulted over proposed legislation by her Department in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 sessions; and if their responses have been published.
(48013)
934  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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.
(48012)
935  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas doctors there were working in the UK as a proportion of all doctors practising on NHS patients, broken down by regional health authority in (a) the NHS and (b) agencies in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(48034)
936  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is, by regional health authority (a) the total number of full-time and (b) part-time midwives and what the (i) modal, (ii) mean and (iii) median age is of midwives for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(48249)
937  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the residual mental health service on the St Ebba's Hospital site in Epsom.
(47501)
938  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter dated 27th November 2001 from the honourable Member for Epsom and Ewell relating to an inquiry by Mr Moran of 130 Curtis Road, West Ewell, Surrey.
(48210)
939  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his estimate is of the cost of opening a new adolescent mental unit at Tolworth.
(47499)
940  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the provision of village communities for people with learning disabilities.
(47503)
941  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will build a village community on the St Ebba's site for people with learning disabilities.
(47504)
942  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account he has taken of the proposals put by members of the St Ebba's Parents and Relatives Group since the end of the public enquiry in its future plans for the site; and if he will make a statement.
(47502)
943  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter dated 17th October 2001 from the honourable Member for Epsom and Ewell relating to any inquiry by Mr Reeve of 6 Wellesford Close, Banstead, Surrey.
(48209)
944  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the proposed closure of the Woodside Adolescent Unit at West Park Epsom.
(47498)
945  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the London region of the NHS decided to reduce the number of mental health services bought from outside London.
(47500)
946  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to ensure that social workers, health workers and other people working with people suffering from schizophrenia receive better training and support.
(47918)
947  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to improve the financial integration and communication amongst government agencies to help ensure a better service for people suffering from schizophrenia and their carers.
(47921)
948  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is planned to assess the different rates of recovery of patients suffering from schizophrenia according to different social groups; and whether they received (a) private and (b) public care.
(47736)
949  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government has put in place since 1997 to improve the financial integration and communication amongst government agencies to help ensure a better service for people suffering from schizophrenia and their carers; and what assessment he has made of improvements as a result.
(47922)
950  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional support and training intitiatives have been implemented since 1997 for social workers, health workers and other people working with people suffering from schizophrenia.
(47923)
951  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to improve training and support for families and close friends of people suffering from schizophrenia.
(47916)
952  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research (a) has been carried out since 1997 and (b) is planned to assess (i) the importance of swift treatment for patients suffering from schizophrenia and (ii) the impact on their recovery of delayed treatment and care.
(47924)
953  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional support and training for families and close friends of people suffering from schizophrenia has been put in place since 1997.
(47735)
954  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to improve the financial integration and communication amongst government agencies to help ensure a better service for people suffering from schizophrenia and their carers.
(47919)
955  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research is planned to assess the different rates of recovery of patients suffering from schizophrenia, according to (a) different social groups and (b) whether they received private or public care.
(47920)
956  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research (a) has been carried out since 1997 and (b) is planned to assess the effectiveness of different non-drug treatments and combinations of treatments, with particular reference to (i) one-to-one and (ii) group therapy for schizophrenia.
(47917)
957  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what regulations apply to (a) local community care trusts, (b) health authorities and (c) hospital trusts regarding the prescription of drugs accepted by NICE; and if he will make a statement.
A (48670)
958  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers doctors possess to prescribe drugs in contravention of local authority policy; and if he will make a statement.
A (48671)
959  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what drugs approved by NICE are unavailable nationwide; and if he will make a statement.
A (48669)
960  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long the average wait has been to receive an NHS hearing aid in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(48573)
961  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how old the average recipient of an NHS hearing aid has been in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(48574)
962  
  
Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been on a waiting list to receive an NHS hearing aid in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(48572)
963  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the link between mental health problems in children and adolescents and suicide/self harm when they are adults.
(47440)
964  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when (a) he and (b) his Ministers last met Ministers in DFES to discuss coordination of children's mental health services with education services.
(47441)
965  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the use of sport in the treatment of depressive illness.
(47434)
966  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what mental health promotion work is taking place with children and adolescents.
(47438)
967  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the initial estimates of the cost of delivering a world class mental health service referred to on page 115 of Securing Our Future Health: Taking a Long-Term View.
(47431)
968  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of current mental health promotion and early intervention services for children and adolescents.
(47436)
969  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are (a) rough sleepers and (b) suffer from mental illness.
(47435)
970  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the cost of delivering a world class mental health service for children and adolescents.
(47432)
971  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to deliver a world class mental health service as described on page 115 of Securing Our Future Health: Taking a Long-Term View.
(47433)
972  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that health and social workers dealing with children and adolescents are trained to recognise mental health problems.
(47437)
973  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the link between mental health problems in children and adolescents and crime.
(47439)
974  
  
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on Article 5 of the European Union Food Supplements Directive and the potential banning of selenium.
(48217)
975  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the Government plans to make available for research into a cure for cystic fibrosis.
(47641)
976  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding was made available for research into cystic fibrosis in each year from (a) 1992 to 2001.
(47640)
977  
  
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people suffer from cystic fibrosis in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c)Tyne and Wear, (d) the North East and (e) the United Kingdom.
(47639)
978  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in drawing up the legal and financial framework within which foundation hospitals will operate.
(48023)
979  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the per capita spending on the NHS in 2001-02 in England; and the equivalent figures for planned expenditure in 2002-03.
[R] (48253)
980  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his strategy is to boost the numbers of locum doctors available in (a) primary and (b) secondary care; and if he will make a statement.
(48060)
981  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many locum doctors are available, broken down for primary and secondary care, in (a) England, (b) each NHS region and (c) each health authority.
(48059)
982  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements have been made to ensure there are sufficient locum doctors available in each health authority area; and if he will make a statement.
(48063)
983  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department monitors the availability of sufficient locum doctors to cover each area in England.
(48062)
984  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has plans to increase the use of locum doctors from overseas; and if he will make a statement.
(48061)
985  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of folic acid.
(47419)
986  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on blood safety in the NHS.
(48577)
987  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted into transfusion-related acute lung injury with particular regard to blood donated by women who have had multiple births.
(48578)
988  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to provide a substantive reply to the letter of 2nd August 2001 from the honourable Member for South Cambridgeshire.
(48248)
989  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his policy on voluntary euthanasia.
(48021)
990  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the Keep Warm, Keep Well leaflet issued by his Department in the winter of 2001-02.
(48014)
991  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what outbreaks of disease in humans in Britain have been linked to the import of illegal meat products in the past five years.
(46775)
992  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many incidents of spinal cord and other banned meat products have been detected in imported meat in the last three years.
(46790)
993  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in costs incurred by NHS trusts and health authorities as a result of the introduction of the climate change levy.
(47566)
994  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure on the NHS was as a proportion of the GDP of England in the last 12 months; and to what extent he collates information about NHS expenditure in Scotland as a percentage of Scottish GDP in order to assess his progress towards meeting his targets.
(46917)
995  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people and what percentage of patients aged over 65 had the flu jab this winter.
(47549)
996  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are receiving treatment for diabetes in England and Wales.
(47462)
997  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in England and Wales regularly use their operating theatres for elective surgery over weekends.
(47454)
998  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 833W, on hearing aids, when he expects to announce the latest wave of trusts sites to receive funding for the provision of digital hearing aids.
(47539)
999  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reported cases there were of TB in (a) London and (b) West Sussex in each year since 1997.
(47552)
1000  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority about the role of health and race coordinators.
(47478)
1001  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of BCG inoculation take-up is in each regional health authority.
(47538)
1002  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 255W, on drugs theft, what the cost to the NHS has been of damage to property due to theft and fraud in each year since 1997.
(47536)
1003  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many internal fraud investigators his Department employs; and what plans he has to increase this number.
(47555)
1004  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many MASH type mobile operating theatres are (a) in use and (b) on order.
(47459)
1005  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 12th March, Official Report, column 1062W, on press officers, why he is not able to provide cost details for press officers in 1996-97; and if his figures for press officer numbers refer to full time working equivalents.
(47528)
1006  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's budget committed to the treatment of diabetes is in 2001-02; and what it is projected to be for 2002-03.
(47469)
1007  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to assess the disciplinary procedure for (a) social workers and (b) health and race coordinators employed by the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority.
(47467)
1008  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the latest quarter figures for accident and emergency waiting times.
(47546)
1009  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the number of unmarried couples who would apply to adopt children if the Adoption and Children Bill were amended to allow them to do so.
(47451)
1010  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health and race coordinators are employed by his Department.
(47473)
1011  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures his Department is taking to ensure appropriate medication is provided for children suffering from asthma.
(47457)
1012  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new NHS nurses since 1999 have been recruited from overseas; and what percentage of the total new recruitment intake they represent.
(47525)
1013  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 20th March, Official Report, column 436W, how much the increase in personnel employed in a press or public relations function in his Department since 1997 has cost.
(47554)
1014  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to release MMR vaccination rates by health authority for the final quarter of 2001.
(47465)
1015  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to make an announcement on the cost of NHS patients being treated in continental hospitals.
(47521)
1016  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 847W, on NHS Plan News, of the copies of NHS Plan News distributed, how many were returned for recycling.
(47544)
1017  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital outpatient appointments were missed by patients in each year since 1997; and how much this has cost the NHS.
(47541)
1018  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been of the Food Standards Agency promotional campaign against food poisoning.
(47477)
1019  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 938W, on patient consultations, what plans he has for a GP Workload Survey to be conducted by his Department to measure GP average consultation times.
(47535)
1020  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received from honourable Members regarding amending the Adoption and Children Bill to extend rights of adoption to unmarried couples.
(47372)
1021  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's estimate is of the annual cost of care for a diabetic in financial year 2001-02.
(47470)
1022  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is of the MASH-type mobile operating theatres being supplied to hospital trusts.
(47453)
1023  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to hospital trusts looking to acquire MASH type mobile operating theatres.
(47461)
1024  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department holds a central list of recommended cleaning contracting companies that local health authorities work from when awarding hospital cleaning contracts.
(47548)
1025  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancer patients have been waiting more than four weeks, broken down by cancer types.
(47456)
1026  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many lung consultants there were in the NHS in each year since 1997 broken down by health authority.
(47551)
1027  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role is of health and race coordinators employed by health authorities.
(47472)
1028  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce the findings of the review into the York formula calculations.
(47526)
1029  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the (a) adult population and (b) population under 16 use (i) puffer inhalers and (ii) spacer inhalers in the treatment of asthma.
(46466)
1030  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the latest quarter figures for hospital readmission rates for (a) all ages and (b) those aged over 75.
(47543)
1031  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is for National Health Service patients having received treatment in French and German facilities having follow on treatment there if equivalent treatment can be provided locally.
(47452)
1032  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what rights of appeal are available to employees of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority suspended on disciplinary matters.
(47468)
1033  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to combat cases of the MRSA superbug.
(47540)
1034  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to make an announcement of a permanent appointment to the position of head of the NHS Leadership Centre.
(47534)
1035  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many representations he has received from outside bodies and individuals regarding amending the Adoption and Children Bill to extend rights of adoption to unmarried couples.
(47371)
1036  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation is taking place by his Department on amending the Adoption and Children Bill to extend rights of adoption to unmarried couples.
(47370)
1037  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which hospital trusts are negotiating to acquire MASH type mobile operating theatres.
(47460)
1038  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, to which sort of food establishments the Food Standards Agency sent sick bags as part of their promotional campaign.
(47476)
1039  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) press officers and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each of the years 1990-91 to 1995-96.
(47529)
1040  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many sick bags were sent to food establishments by the Food Standards Agency as part of their promotional campaign.
(47475)
1041  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers have been recruited by local authorities since the Government launched its publicised recruitment drive last year.
(47553)
1042  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the policy of his Department on referring health and race coordinators in the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority to an assessment centre.
(47474)
1043  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the vacancy rates for radiographers, broken down by health authority.
(47547)
1044  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled more than one day before the due date, broken down by health authority in the last 12 months.
(47545)
1045  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations have been carried out under the NHS Concordat since November 2000.
(47522)
1046  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department will announce his policy on amending the Adoption and Children Bill to extend rights of adoption to unmarried couples.
(47369)
1047  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department is doing to promote earlier detection of diabetes.
(47464)
1048  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's projections are for the number of diabetes sufferers in England and Wales in each of the next 10 years.
(47463)
1049  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP appointments were missed in each year since 1997; and how his Department plans to reduce this.
(47542)
1050  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the screening process for TB in children.
(47537)
1051  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if health trusts are given an allocation of their budgets to fund security staff for hospital accident and emergency departments.
(47524)
1052  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March, Official Report, column 1412W, on overseas treatment, how many patients have travelled overseas to receive treatment in continental hospitals since 15th February; and from which health authorities.
(47523)
1053  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the policy of his Department is on sending National Health Service patients for treatment in South Africa; and which health authorities have approached his Department about sending NHS patients for treatment in South Africa.
(47455)
1054  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many health and race coordinators are employed by health authorities in England, broken down by health authority.
(47471)
1055  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of car parking facilities at the new Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
(47591)
1056  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of the (a) Ashworth High Security Hospital and (b) Victoria Climbie inquiries was.
(48029)
1057  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received over the proposal to establish the Essex Heart Centre at Basildon instead of Broomfield, Chelmsford; and if he will make a statement.
(48571)
1058  
  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP vacancies there were in Bedfordshire (a) in each of the last three years and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
(47629)
1059  
  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many managerial staff are working in the NHS.
(47652)
1060  
  
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds are available in the NHS.
(47734)
1061  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the benefits of the establishment of a South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust.
(47619)
1062  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has taken to manage diversity within care services for (a) the elderly, (b) children and (c) people with mental health problems.
(47626)
1063  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of GP practices have a counselling service attached.
(47733)
1064  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are in place for involving people with mental health problems in decisions about their care and treatment.
(47627)
1065  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money he estimates will be required by local authorities to meet the demand for residential care homes in the next 10 years.
(47621)
1066  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local authority social services are in special measures.
(47625)
1067  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of elderly people in care are living in state-funded residential care homes.
(47620)
1068  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of social services staff posts are (a) filled by permanent staff, (b) filled by agency staff and (c) vacant.
(47623)
1069  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what strategies his Department has in place to reduce the number of temporary staff working in the social services sector.
(47624)
1070  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital beds are occupied by elderly patients waiting to be transferred to residential care homes.
(47622)
1071  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times officials from the Medicines Control Agency have held meetings with officials of the United States Food and Drug Administration since 1st April 2001; when and where each of these meetings took place; and what the subject was of each of these meetings.
(48610)
1072  
  
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will widen the availability of digital hearing aids by making it possible for private individuals to purchase these from the NHS at the price the NHS has paid for them.
(47764)
1073  
  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will respond to the letter from the honourable Member for Leominster dated 17th January, concerning the payment of widows' pensions under the NHS Pension Scheme.
A (48694)
1074  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to revise the guidelines used by local authorities to determine charges for residential care in order to make the charges more reflective of the services provided.
(48553)
1075  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48351)
1076  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48350)
1077  
N  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he or his Department has had discussions with the Angel Group Plc or any of its subsidiaries about housing asylum seekers at Otterburn Hall, Northumberland.
(48300)
1078  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to improve the care standards for non-human primates in the Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Used in Scientific Puposes; and if he will make a statement.
(47998)
1079  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many breeding establishments in Mauritius are authorised as sources of non-human primates under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.
(47997)
1080  
  
Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to deal with the problem of anti-social behaviour.
(47429)
1081  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of decisions on asylum cases will have been made within two months in the year ending 31st March.
(47228)
1082  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what new steps his Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47413)
1083  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to increase the efficiency of the Probation Service will be met by March.
(47222)
1084  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the target percentage improvements in the satisfaction of (a) victims and (b) witnesses with their treatment in the criminal justice system will be met by March.
(47409)
1085  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug treatment and testing orders have so far been issued.
(47232)
1086  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the PSA target for increase by 10 per cent. the number of offenders dealt with for supply offences in respect of Class A drugs was met.
(47403)
1087  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of public correspondence he expects to be responded to within 20 days of receipt by March.
(47240)
1088  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the PSA target to reduce the economic costs of crime (a) was met in 2000-01 and (b) will be met in 2001-02.
(47447)
1089  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the working target is for the average number of days absence per staff year in December (a) 2002 and (b) 2003.
(47730)
1090  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for completions of accredited offender behaviour programmes in prison will be met.
(47224)
1091  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the measureable criteria are for the PSA target to ensure just processes and just and effective outcomes; and if he expects the target to be met by March.
(47230)
1092  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its public service agreement targets.
(47411)
1093  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his latest assessment is of progress on the PSA target to improve literacy and numeracy skills of prisoners discharged from their sentence.
(47216)
1094  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the target for the rate of escapes from contracted-out escorts expressed as a ratio of prisoners handled was met by March 2001.
(47234)
1095  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to increase by one third the amount of assets identified from drug traffickers and secured will be met by March.
(47226)
1096  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if delivery of the action points in Living Without Fear will be completed by the target date.
(47449)
1097  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target that all police services should operate face-to-face referral schemes covering all custody suites will be met by March.
(47401)
1098  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47794)
1099  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47414)
1100  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many nationality applications were completed in the year to March 2001; and how many he expects to be completed in the year to March 2002.
(47236)
1101  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the PSA target to increase public confidence in the fairness of the criminal justice system will be measured; and if he expects the target to be met by March.
(47229)
1102  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the rate of positive results from mandatory random drugs tests will be met by March.
(47223)
1103  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to reduce the level of disorder will be met by March.
(47400)
1104  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the PSA target of a reduction in the level of reoffending by drug misusing offenders (a) was met by March 2001 and (b) has since been exceeded.
(47233)
1105  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) financial and (b) other criteria are to be used for measurement of the PSA target on efficiency in the criminal justice system.
(47410)
1106  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the PSA target to reduce the fear of crime will be met in 2001-02.
(47448)
1107  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47721)
1108  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the reduction in recorded burglary crime in households covered by burglary schemes will be met.
(47407)
1109  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were removed in the year to March 2001; and how many he expects to be removed in the year to March 2002.
(47238)
1110  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the PSA target to increase class A drugs prevented and seized by 10 per cent. has been met.
(47235)
1111  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decisions were made in the year to March 2001; and how many he expects to be made in the year to March 2002.
(47237)
1112  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the time from arrest of persistent young offenders to their sentencing will be down to 71 days by March.
(47408)
1113  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target of a reduction of three percentage points in the proportion of arrestees testing positive for heroin and/or cocaine/crack will be met by December.
(47402)
1114  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for completions of accredited offender behaviour programmes for sex offenders will be met.
(47225)
1115  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the number of prisoners participating in treatment programmes will be met by March.
(47221)
1116  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46836)
1117  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46942)
1118  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(47056)
1119  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47140)
1120  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46804)
1121  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47103)
1122  
  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the change in incidences of theft of identity and his initiatives to tackle this crime.
(47578)
1123  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees were held in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre in each of the last 12 months; what the average time of detention was; and how many were subsequently removed from Britain.
(48623)
1124  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained under immigration law have died in each of the past five years; and of those how many are believed to have committed suicide.
(48626)
1125  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were received at the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo; and how many asylum applicants were refused permission to board Eurostar trains at the Gare du Nord by British officials in each of the past 12 months.
(48533)
1126  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectivness of the victim support scheme in Weston-Super-Mare.
(47760)
1127  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been made available to the Metropolitan Police Force to combat the use and supply of illegal drugs in each of the last three years.
A (48680)
1128  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis on the use and supply of crack cocaine in the Greater London area.
A (48684)
1129  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the figures, by police force, of those individuals who successfully applied to join the constabulary from the ranks of the specials for each year since 1997.
(47405)
1130  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the review of anti-social behaviour orders will be published; and if he plans to introduce new guidelines.
(47600)
1131  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47979)
1132  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what payments have been made to individuals following finding of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of his Department; and what plans he has to review powers to increase the level of awards that can be made in the last 12 months.
(47978)
1133  
  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the exemption of medical professionals from jury service; and what plans he has to alter this.
(47867)
1134  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will reply to the letter dated 18th September 2001 from the honourable Member for Epsom and Ewell relating to an inquiry by Mr C Barfield of 2 Cuddington Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey.
(48211)
1135  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment has been made of the treatment of elderly long-term prisoners suffering long-term illness; what assessment has been made of the risk of suicide amongst these prisoners; and if he will make a statement.
A (48673)
1136  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum cases have been dealt with over the last three years; how many cases have succeeded after the appeal process; how many cases have been refused; how many of those refused did not seek appeal; how many of those denied asylum have been removed from the UK; how many left voluntarily; how many are awaiting removal; and if he will make a statement.
(47390)
1137  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners who have attempted suicide died whilst being transferred to hospital in the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
A (48672)
1138  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have (a) committed and (b) attempted suicide whilst in prison in the last five years; how many of these were on a life sentence; how many were in for more than 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(48549)
1139  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners serving sentences of over 15 years and who are over 60 years of age suffer senile dementia; what proportion are men; and if he will make a statement.
A (48674)
1140  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what timetable had been decided for the closure of Campsfield House at 7th February; and whether the timetable for closure of Campsfield House has since been changed.
(46663)
1141  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will indicate the whereabouts of the Home Office file on a constituent of the honourable Member for Vauxhall (Home Office reference: E105598); and when that constituent's case will be resolved.
(44653)
1142  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has collated on the types of firearms used for criminal purposes since 1997.
(47446)
1143  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when officials at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will answer the letters from the honourable Member for Vauxhall of 29th October 2001, 23rd January and 26th February 2002, about a constituent (Home Office reference: E105598).
(46652)
1144  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide milk tokens to asylum seekers with young children.
(45473)
1145  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding the provision of milk tokens to asylum seekers with young children.
(45474)
1146  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress since 1997 on his policy of restorative justice.
(47420)
1147  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 30th January from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Jamila Malik.
(47767)
1148  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how police areas not included in the initial pilot scheme will benefit from the cross-Government working of the anti-street-crime initiative.
(48576)
1149  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of the Street Crime Action Group.
(48575)
1150  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Judicial Co-operation Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48453)
1151  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the National Probation Service was in the last 12 months.
(48486)
1152  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Sirius Programme Management Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48113)
1153  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Buildings and Estate Management Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48116)
1154  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Legal Advisors Branch.
(48489)
1155  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Financial Crime Team was in the last 12 months.
(48449)
1156  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Business Support and Communication Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48108)
1157  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Business Support and Communication Unit was established.
(48089)
1158  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Crime and Criminal Justice Unit was established.
(48510)
1159  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Judicial Co-operation Unit.
(48455)
1160  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Police Resource Unit was established.
(48424)
1161  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Criminal Justice Reform Unit was established.
(48123)
1162  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Criminal Justice Reform Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48124)
1163  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Strategic Policy Team.
(48532)
1164  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Sentencing and Offences Unit was established.
(48138)
1165  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Business Support Unit.
(48103)
1166  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Performance and Strategic Management Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48417)
1167  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Prison and Probation Ombudsman was established.
(48134)
1168  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Sirius Programme Management Unit was established.
(48114)
1169  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.
(48136)
1170  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Economies and Resource Analysis List was established.
(48526)
1171  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Finance and Planning Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48445)
1172  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Strategic Policy Team was established.
(48530)
1173  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Science and Technology Unit.
(48435)
1174  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is of the Business Support Unit.
(48105)
1175  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Policing and Reducing Crime Unit was established.
(48522)
1176  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Buildings and Estate Management Unit was established.
(48115)
1177  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Police Leadership and Powers Unit was established.
(48420)
1178  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Human Resources and Equality Unit was established.
(48122)
1179  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Farm Policy Unit.
(48084)
1180  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Crime and Criminal Justice Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48511)
1181  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Corporate Support Services Unit.
(48082)
1182  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Science and Technology Unit was established.
(48432)
1183  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the European and International Unit was established.
(48440)
1184  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.
(48129)
1185  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Criminal Justice Integration Programme was established.
(48502)
1186  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Mental Health Unit.
(48133)
1187  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Mental Health Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48131)
1188  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the National Probation Service was established.
(48487)
1189  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Animal Procedures and Coroners Unit was established.
(48092)
1190  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Business Support Unit was established.
(48106)
1191  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Policing Organised Crime Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48457)
1192  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Policing and Reducing Crime Unit.
(48524)
1193  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Police Leadership and Powers Unit.
(48422)
1194  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Judicial Co-operation Unit was established.
(48452)
1195  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the National Technical Assistance Centre.
(48483)
1196  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Commercial and Procurement Unit.
(48470)
1197  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Buildings and Estate Management Unit.
(48118)
1198  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Financial Crime Team.
(48450)
1199  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Police Resource Unit.
(48426)
1200  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Human Resources and Equality Unit.
(48120)
1201  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Strategic Policy Team was in the last 12 months.
(48531)
1202  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Policing Organised Crime Unit was established.
(48456)
1203  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the remit of the Correctional Policy Unit.
(48497)
1204  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Legal Advisors Branch.
(48488)
1205  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Animal Procedures and Coroners Unit.
(48094)
1206  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Action Against Crime and Disorder Unit was established.
(48409)
1207  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Home Office Sports and Social Association Organisation was in the last 12 months.
(48492)
1208  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Community Care Unit was established.
(48514)
1209  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Crime and Criminal Justice Unit.
(48513)
1210  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Business Support and Communication Unit.
(48091)
1211  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Business Support and Communication Unit.
(48088)
1212  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Sirius Programme Management Unit.
(48111)
1213  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Economies and Resource Analysis List.
(48529)
1214  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Police Leadership and Powers Unit.
(48423)
1215  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.
(48137)
1216  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Science and Technology Unit.
(48434)
1217  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Criminal Justice Integration Unit.
(48501)
1218  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Correctional Policy Unit was established.
(48495)
1219  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Mental Health Unit.
(48132)
1220  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Audit and Assurance Unit.
(48467)
1221  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Corporate Support Services Unit was established.
(48080)
1222  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the European and International Unit.
(48443)
1223  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Police Leadership and Powers Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48421)
1224  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Performance and Strategic Management Unit.
(48418)
1225  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the National Probation Service.
(48485)
1226  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Offenders and Corrections Unit.
(48521)
1227  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Business Support and Communication Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48090)
1228  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Home Office Sports and Social Association Organisation.
(48494)
1229  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Farm Policy Unit was estabished.
(48086)
1230  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Legal Advisors Branch was in the last 12 months.
(48490)
1231  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Accounting and Finance Unit was established.
(48460)
1232  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, why full 10-year passports are the only form of passport available.
(48015)
1233  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman was in the last 12 months.
(48315)
1234  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the National Probation Service.
(48484)
1235  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the National Technical Assistance Centre was in the last 12 months.
(48481)
1236  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Financial Crime Team was established.
(48448)
1237  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.
(48414)
1238  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Criminal Justice Integration Programme.
(48505)
1239  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Business Support and Communication Unit was established.
(48107)
1240  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Farm Policy Unit.
(48085)
1241  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Policing Organised Crime Unit.
(48458)
1242  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Corporate Management Unit.
(48439)
1243  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Home Office Sports and Social Association Organisation.
(48493)
1244  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Corporate Support Services Unit.
(48083)
1245  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.
(48415)
1246  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Finance and Planning Unit.
(48447)
1247  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Mental Health Unit was established.
(48130)
1248  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Audit and Assurance Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48465)
1249  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Action Against Crime and Disorder Unit.
(48411)
1250  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Sirius Programme Management Unit.
(48112)
1251  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Correctional Policy Unit.
(48498)
1252  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Criminal Justice Integration Unit was established.
(48499)
1253  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Animals (Scientific Procedure) Inspectorate was established.
(48102)
1254  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Performance and Strategic Management Unit.
(48419)
1255  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Animal Procedures and Coroners Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48093)
1256  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of HM Inspectorate of Prisons.
(48128)
1257  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Group Resources Unit was established.
(48476)
1258  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Active Community Unit.
(48098)
1259  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the European and International Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48441)
1260  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Economies and Resource Analysis List.
(48528)
1261  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Corporate Support Services Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48081)
1262  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Criminal Justice Integration Programme.
(48504)
1263  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Policing Organised Crime Unit.
(48459)
1264  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Sentencing and Offences Unit.
(48140)
1265  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Immigration and Community Unit.
(48516)
1266  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Offenders and Corrections Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48519)
1267  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Criminal Justice Integration Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48500)
1268  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the European and International Unit.
(48442)
1269  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Human Resources and Equality Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48121)
1270  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Correctional Policy Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48496)
1271  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Sentencing and Offences Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48139)
1272  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Audit and Assurance Unit was established.
(48464)
1273  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Crime and Criminal Justice Unit.
(48512)
1274  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Business Support and Communication Unit.
(48109)
1275  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Immigration and Community Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48515)
1276  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Legal Advisor's Branch was established.
(48491)
1277  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Criminal Justice Reform Unit.
(48125)
1278  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Criminal Justice Joint Planning Unit was established.
(48506)
1279  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Action Against Crime and Disorder Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48410)
1280  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Animals (Scientific Procedure) Inspectorate.
(48100)
1281  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Audit and Assurance Unit.
(48466)
1282  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Active Community Unit was established.
(48096)
1283  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Animal Procedures and Coroners Unit.
(48095)
1284  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Science and Technology Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48433)
1285  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Action Against Crime and Disorder Unit.
(48412)
1286  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Active Community Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48097)
1287  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Offenders and Corrections Unit was established.
(48518)
1288  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Finance and Planning Unit was established.
(48444)
1289  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Commercial and Procurement Unit was established.
(48468)
1290  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Commerical and Procurement Group Resources Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48477)
1291  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Criminal Justice Joint Planning Unit.
(48509)
1292  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Corporate Management Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48437)
1293  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Police Resource Unit.
(48430)
1294  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Sentencing and Offences Unit.
(48141)
1295  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Financial Crime Team.
(48451)
1296  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary was in the last 12 months.
(48413)
1297  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Animals (Scientific Procedure) Inspectorate was in the last 12 months.
(48101)
1298  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Judicial Co-operation Unit.
(48454)
1299  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Farm Policy Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48087)
1300  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Police Resource Unit was established.
(48428)
1301  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Economies and Resource Analysis List was in the last 12 months.
(48527)
1302  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Criminal Justice Reform Unit.
(48126)
1303  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Commercial and Procurement Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48469)
1304  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Performance and Strategic Management Unit was established.
(48416)
1305  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Accounting and Finance Unit.
(48462)
1306  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Policing and Reducing Crime Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48523)
1307  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Group Resources Unit.
(48478)
1308  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Group Resources Unit.
(48479)
1309  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Immigration and Community Unit.
(48517)
1310  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the National Technical Assistance Centre.
(48482)
1311  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Strategic Policicy Team.
(48408)
1312  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Police Resource Unit.
(48431)
1313  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Accounting and Finance Unit.
(48463)
1314  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Police Resource Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48429)
1315  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Business Support and Communication Unit.
(48110)
1316  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Active Community Unit.
(48099)
1317  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Police Resource Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48425)
1318  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Finance and Planning Unit.
(48446)
1319  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Criminal Justice Joint Planning Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48507)
1320  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Offenders and Corrections Unit.
(48520)
1321  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Buildings and Estate Management Unit.
(48117)
1322  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Policing and Reducing Crime Unit.
(48525)
1323  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the National Technical Assistance Centre was established.
(48480)
1324  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Accounting and Finance Unit was in the last 12 months.
(48461)
1325  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of HM Inspectorate of Prisons was in the last 12 months.
(48127)
1326  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is for the Criminal Justice Joint Planning Unit.
(48508)
1327  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the Criminal Justice Integration Programme was in the last 12 months.
(48503)
1328  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Human Resources and Equality Unit.
(48119)
1329  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Police Resource Unit.
(48427)
1330  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Business Support Unit.
(48104)
1331  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Commercial and Procurement Unit.
(48471)
1332  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Animals (Scientific Procedure) Inspectorate.
(48142)
1333  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of staff are employed by the Corporate Mangement Unit.
(48438)
1334  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Corporate Management Unit was established.
(48436)
1335  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officers there were in each year since 1997; and how many retired due to long-term illness.
(47376)
1336  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what extra security measures his Department has taken at Shoreham Port to help combat entry by illegal immigrants.
(47374)
1337  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal immigrants have been caught trying to enter this country at Shoreham Port, listed by country of origin; and how many of these have claimed political asylum since 1997.
(47373)
1338  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he established a working group on the aftercare of wrongly convicted prisoners; what its terms of reference are; what appointments have been made to the working group; what its target date is to report; and by what means interested parties may make submissions.
(48627)
1339  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of the (a) Inquiry into the Bradford City Football Club fire in May 1985, (b) Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989 and (c) Shipman Inquiry was.
(48030)
1340  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place for monitoring the impact of the interdepartmental concordat on data-sharing on the duplication by Government departments on tests on animals; and if he will make a statement on the impact of the concordat.
A (48693)
1341  
  
John Mann (Bassetlaw):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact of the ruling which allows the police to retain DNA samples from suspects later released without charge.
(48256)
1342  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate expects to reply to the letters of 6th January, 28th January and 3rd March from the honourable Member for Glasgow, Shettleston regarding the case of Mr Rynier Jacobus Greyling.
(47883)
1343  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact on the policy of detaining children who are seeking asylum of the (a) provisions of the Children Act 1989 and (b) provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998.
(48280)
1344  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what risk assessments are undertaken before a child seeking asylum is detained.
(48278)
1345  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the rights and needs of the child must be considered before any decision to detain a child seeking asylum is taken.
(48279)
1346  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how detained asylum seekers are informed of rights they have to apply for bail.
(48281)
1347  
  
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to issue guidance on policing of demonstrations; and if he will make a statement.
(48534)
1348  
  
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the Communities Against Drugs Initiative will be used to finance the Robbery Reduction Initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(46664)
1349  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the roll-out of the Airwave system to be completed; what dates were originally given to police forces; what compensation he is seeking from Oof62 for the delays in roll-out; and what proportion of masts necessary for complete roll-out are (a) completed, (b) being built and (c) awaiting planning consent.
(47606)
1350  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the funding will be provided for the £500 to £5,000 annual payment to police officers at the sharp end.
(48290)
1351  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will define working at the sharp end, as quoted in the Home Office police briefing, January 2001.
(48289)
1352  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the funding will be provided for the proposed payment of £400 to all police officers and the £1,000 payment for police officers at the top of their pay scales.
(48291)
1353  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new recruits to West Mercia Police transferred from other police forces in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001.
(48292)
1354  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with (a) chief constables and (b) others concerning freemasonry in the police service.
(46912)
1355  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will halt the deportation to Russia of further asylum seekers and refugees from Chechnya; and if he will make a statement.
(48565)
1356  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he takes to ensure that asylum seekers and refugees from Chechnya who are deported from the UK to Russia safely return to Chechnya.
(48568)
1357  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Chechnya have been deported to Russia in each of the last two years for which figures are available; how many were males in the age group 18 to 35; and how many he has estimated have safely returned to Chechnya.
(48569)
1358  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account is taken of military involvement by Russian troops in Chechnya when considering the deportation to Russia of asylum seekers and refugees from Chechnya.
(48570)
1359  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the conviction rate was for car crime offences in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(48299)
1360  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to increase prosecutions of those committing car crime; and if he will make a statement.
(48298)
1361  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to reduce car crime; and if he will make a statement.
(48297)
1362  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which criminal cases it is possible for the prosecution to appeal against (a) conviction and (b) sentence; and what proposals he has to extend the list of such cases.
(47122)
1363  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been (a) sick and (b) on light duties for (i) two to eight weeks, (ii) eight to 26 weeks and (iii) 26 weeks to one year in the last year for which information is available.
(47123)
1364  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will send immigration officials to the Sangatte refugee camp in France to take asylum applications there.
(46984)
1365  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many induction, accommodation and removal centres for asylum seekers there are in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales; where they are; and how many people each of them holds.
(46981)
1366  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has made to French officials on the situation at the Sangatte refugee camp in Northern France.
(46983)
1367  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were dispersed to Glasgow in 2001; and how many applications for asylum since 1997 have been (a) granted and (b) refused.
(46982)
1368  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48357)
1369  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48356)
1370  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff there were in the House of Commons broken down by (a) salary grade, (b) ethnic background and (c) sex in each of the last five years.
(47986)
1371  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to ensure that all members of staff's skills and skill needs are professionally assessed on an annual basis.
(47637)
1372  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to ensure that the House of Commons becomes a model employer in providing skills training and retraining for staff.
(47636)
1373  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to reduce central and support costs as a percentage of aid policy and administration by 1 per cent. or approximately to £0.5 million per year will be met by 2002.
(47773)
1374  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the PSA target for the implementation of an overseas pilot exercise in the use of procurement cards was met by the end of 2001.
(47781)
1375  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target that 60 per cent. of departmental services should be reviewed by 2003 will be met.
(47777)
1376  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47199)
1377  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of when the PSA target of an annual 1.5 per cent. real gross domestic product per capita growth in the top 30 UK development partners will be met.
(47770)
1378  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target for the development of the performance reporting information system for management will be met in 2002.
(47775)
1379  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the initiation by her Department of the electronic receipt of invoices.
(47782)
1380  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47326)
1381  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47717)
1382  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47808)
1383  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target that 75 per cent. of relevant bilateral projects shall be likely to meet their objectives by 2002 will be met.
(47769)
1384  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the result of the testing of the pilot systems for improved budgeting forecasting and suspense management is.
(47779)
1385  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target for reduction in sickness absence rates by 2003 will be met.
(47778)
1386  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target for reducing maternal mortality will be met by 2002.
(47771)
1387  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target that 75 per cent. of bilateral country programme resources should be allocated to low income countries by 2002 will be met.
(47905)
1388  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if access to the internet for all overseas staff of the Department and its agencies will be provided in 2002.
(47776)
1389  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47172)
1390  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the PSA target to reply to 100 per cent. of Ministerial correspondence within 21 days of receipt (a) was met in 2001 and (b) will be met in 2002.
(47774)
1391  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the result was of the consideration by the Department's Management Board of an audit needs assessment in March 2001.
(47780)
1392  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47151)
1393  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent by ministers in her Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(47051)
1394  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46955)
1395  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46814)
1396  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47107)
1397  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46848)
1398  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the required rate of return on investments is from public-private partnerships with the Commonwealth Development Corporation; and what plans she has to reduce this rate.
(46706)
1399  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of her Department to Scotland.
(47953)
1400  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the Phase 1 report produced for her Department by Joanna Elliot entitled Wildlife and Poverty Study.
(48146)
1401  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about bushmeat.
(48152)
1402  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account has been taken of the bushmeat trade in her Department's Cameroon Country Strategy paper.
(48144)
1403  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to raise the subject of the trade in bushmeat with governments in Central and West Africa.
(48147)
1404  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what analysis her Department has made of the effectiveness of participatory poverty assessments in analysing the importance of bushmeat in people's livelihoods.
(48153)
1405  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department intends to undertake research on the relationship between wildlife and poor people's livelihoods.
(48145)
1406  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with countries in Central and West Africa about the sustainability of the trade in bushmeat.
(48148)
1407  
  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the subject of each gender impact assessment drawn up by her Department since June 1997, indicating in each case whether the outcome has been (a) put out to consultation and (b) published.
A (48676)
1408  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of whether the target of 91 per cent. for the percentage of children in education in the top 30 UK development partner countries by 2002 will be met.
(47772)
1409  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is being done to improve the co-ordination of humanitarian relief for internally displaced people in Burundi.
(47638)
1410  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her policy on crops using terminator technology and traitor technology.
(48022)
1411  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the average value in pounds sterling of pensions received by British nationals under the CAPF in the last year for which figures are available.
(48020)
1412  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who will represent the UK Government at the first meeting of the Implementation Group (Tokyo) due to meet in Kabul on 19th April; and if she will make a statement.
(47702)
1413  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will support the call from Afghanistan's Minister for Women's Affairs for 25 per cent. female representation on the Loya Jirga being organised under the auspices of the UN.
(47700)
1414  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's gender strategy is.
(47696)
1415  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 5th February, Official Report, column 916W, on her Department's office in Kabul, what jobs are filled by Afghan (a) women and (b) men at the office.
(47656)
1416  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she has received a report from UNIFEM on the meeting held in Kabul with the Association of Afghan Women on 7th and 8th March; and if she will make a statement.
(47699)
1417  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of the portfolio of CDC Capital Partners and the Commonwealth Development Corporation was held in equity investments by (i) value and (ii) the number of investments in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46905)
1418  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's overseas aid budget is provided in the form of government to government aid grants for each of the last five years (a) as a percentage of her Department's overseas aid budget and (b) in real terms.
(47331)
1419  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of her Department's overseas aid budget was provided to charities and other NGOs for each of the last five years (a) as a percentage of her Department's overseas aid budget and (b) in real terms.
(47332)
1420  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in which country in sub-Saharan Africa she estimates her Department's aid policy to have been (a) most and (b) least effective; and for what reasons.
(47334)
1421  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list her Department's total spending on HIV/AIDS for each of the last five years and her forecast total spending on HIV/AIDS in each of the next three years.
(47336)
1422  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the return was on CDC Capital Partners' and the Commonwealth Development Corporation's equity portfolio as a percentage in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46907)
1423  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the food shortages in Malawi; and if she will make a statement.
(48070)
1424  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average rate of return on capital employed was by CDC Capital Partners and the Commonwealth Development Corporation on a three year basis for (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46904)
1425  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to expand the proportion of CDC Capital Partners' portfolio held in equity investments.
(46906)
1426  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list her Department's total spending in (a) Egypt, (b) Poland and (c) China in each of the last five years and her forecast total spending in each for the next three years.
(47335)
1427  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she employs independent organisations to measure the level of corruption in government to government aid programmes granted to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
(47330)
1428  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of CDC Capital Partners and the Commonwealth Development Corporation's portfolio was in countries with a per capita GNP of less than £1,600 in real terms in each of the last six years.
(46900)
1429  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support she has provided to agencies working in Malawi to tackle the food shortages there.
(47611)
1430  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of CDC Capital Partners' and the Commonwealth Development Corporation's investment in least developed countries were in (i) the agribusiness sector and (ii) the infrastructure sector in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46910)
1431  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department employs independent auditors to audit the effectiveness of her aid spending in countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and if she will list the countries.
(47329)
1432  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of CDC Capital Partners' and the Commonwealth Development Corporation's equity investments were in (i) the agribusiness sector and (ii) the infrastructure sector in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46909)
1433  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of CDC Capital Partners' and the Commonwealth Development Corporation's investment was in sub-Saharan Africa by value in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46903)
1434  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in how many (i) countries and (ii) businesses CDC Capital Partners and the Commonwealth Development Corporation had investments in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46902)
1435  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department intends to spend in developing countries in each of the next three years (a) as a percentage of her aid budget and (b) in real terms, in the form of (i) government to government aid and (ii) aid to charities and NGOs.
(47333)
1436  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of CDC Capital Partners' and the Commonwealth Development Corporation's Equity Investments were in (i) least developed countries and (ii) sub-Saharan Africa in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.
(46908)
1437  
N  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value is of total investments of the Commonwealth Development Corporation.
(46901)
1438  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial commitments have been made to the New Economic Partnership for African Development by (a) the UK, (b) the EU and (c) other OECD donors in financial year 2001-02.
(46882)
1439  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the projects in Israel that have been funded by the (a) UK on a bilateral basis and (b) European Union, stating in each case the (i) nature of the project and (ii) funding to date, in each of the last five years; what assessment she has made of structural and financial damage by Palestinian action to such projects; and if she will make a statement.
(46660)
1440  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 684W, on Israel, if she will list the projects in the area administered by the Palestinian Authority that have been funded by the (a) UK on a bilateral basis and (b) European Union, stating in each case the (i) nature of the project, (ii) funding to date, (iii) funding in each of the last five years, (iv) provisional assessment made against that project of structural and financial damage by Israeli action in the Occupied Territories and (v) amount of financial compensation to be sought; and if she will make a statement.
(46679)
1441  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the outcome of the UN Financing for Development Conference in Mexico.
(46659)
1442  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of the aid programme in Montserrat; and what potential threats there are from further volcanic eruptions.
(46986)
1443  
  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on how much aid has been given to the British Overseas Territories in each year since 1997.
(46985)
1444  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(485333)
1445  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by her Department.
(48332)
1446  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47243)
1447  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47167)
1448  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47806)
1449  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the measureable criteria are for the PSA target to respect the rights of defendants and to treat them fairly; and if he expects the target outturn specified on page 16 of the 2001 Departmental report to be met by March.
(47231)
1450  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47187)
1451  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47716)
1452  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47308)
1453  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(47057)
1454  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46849)
1455  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46810)
1456  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes.
(47207)
1457  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47143)
1458  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47115)
1459  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the Law Commission reports and their date of publication in respect of which (a) no government response has yet been published and (b) no legislation where the need for legislation has been accepted in principle, has been published, in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(46876)
1460  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much money has been spent on legal aid for asylum seekers in each of the last three years; how much of this was for the initial application; how much of this was for fighting appeals; how many asylum seekers were involved in legal aid procedures in both categories; and if he will make a statement.
(46673)
1461  
  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Lord Chancellor will reply to the letter to him dated 18th February from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr A. Wellings.
(47768)
1462  
  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what sums have been paid out in each of the last 10 financial years to solicitors acting for Mr Malcolm Robert Ross in litigation related to Mr Ross's bankruptcy and involving disputes with Stonewood Securities Limited and its shareholders; and what sums have been received back from other parties to the litigation in costs recovery.
(48064)
1463  
  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will request a report from the Legal Services Commission on the handling of the request for funding by Mr Malcolm Robert Ross.
(48067)
1464  
  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the policy of the Legal Services Commission in supporting actions to enforce illegal agreements; and if he will make a statement.
(48065)
1465  
  
Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether it is his Department's policy that the Legal Services Commission should grant funding to individuals seeking to enforce illegal agreements; and if he will make a statement.
(48066)
1466  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what percentage of possession proceedings for rent arrears in local authority and RSL accommodation related to tenants who have had their housing benefit reduced as a result of non-dependent deductions in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(48552)
1467  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March, Official Report, column 414W, on the 1901 Census, what steps were taken to familiarise employees based in India and Sri Lanka with the handwriting and spelling used by enumerators of the 1901 Census.
(47661)
1468  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the 1901 Census on-line in-house facilities will be reinstated at designated service centres; and when the full 1901 Census Internet Service will resume.
A (48679)
1469  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much revenue the Public Record Office has received from pre-payment revenues for the Public Record Office on-line-service; and how much has been refunded.
A (48678)
1470  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to change the number of Crown courts.
(47588)
1471  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many Crown courts there were in England in each of the last 20 years.
(47586)
1472  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many cases were tried at Knutsford Crown Court in each of the last 20 years.
(47587)
1473  
  
Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the future of the Crown Court at Knutsford.
(47589)
1474  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what organisations his Department supports under its Marriage and Relationship Support programme.
(47610)
1475  
  
Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what support was given to this year's National Marriage Week by his Department.
(47581)
1476  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the recommended time is for departments to decide the results of an internal appeal under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
(48611)
1477  
  
Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will place in the Library copies of each version of the guidance distributed to officials to advise them on how to answer subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1998.
(48612)
1478  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47244)
1479  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47711)
1480  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47185)
1481  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47195)
1482  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47801)
1483  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47113)
1484  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many press officers there were in his Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46889)
1485  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46844)
1486  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46808)
1487  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46940)
1488  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47137)
1489  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent by ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(47055)
1490  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many plenary meetings of the North/South Ministerial Council have taken place since 1st December 1999.
(46137)
1491  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many sectoral meetings have taken place between members of the Northern Ireland Executive and ministers in the Republic of Ireland under the aegis of the North/South Ministerial Council since 1st December 1999.
(46138)
1492  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings of the British/Irish Intergovernmental Conference have taken place since 1st December 1999.
(46139)
1493  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings of the British/Irish Intergovernmental Conference since 1st December 1999 have included members of the Northern Ireland Executive Committee.
(46140)
1494  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recipients there are of pensions paid (a) for their service and (b) by virtue of their husband's service in the Royal Irish Constabulary including Auxiliaries.
(44658)
1495  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he took to promote the Objective 1 proposals for a technology park at Aberporth, Ceredigion.
(47756)
1496  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48349)
1497  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48348)
1498  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47724)
1499  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47192)
1500  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47182)
1501  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47246)
1502  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46941)
1503  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46812)
1504  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how many press officers there were in his Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46888)
1505  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46835)
1506  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47114)
1507  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes.
(47206)
1508  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the President of the Council, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47139)
1509  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48360)
1510  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the President of the Council, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48361)
1511  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 619W, if he will include the environment in his priorities for Phase Three.
(47613)
1512  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47708)
1513  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what new measures his Office took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47252)
1514  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what new initiatives his office has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47188)
1515  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Office are part-time employees.
(47241)
1516  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries he visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47117)
1517  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many special advisers there were at 10 Downing Street; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46958)
1518  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, what the total cost of running his press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46813)
1519  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many press officers there were in No.10 Downing Street on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46880)
1520  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how much was spent by 10 Downing Street special advisers on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(47054)
1521  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many times special advisers have accompanied him on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47148)
1522  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, how much was spent by staff at No. 10 Downing Street on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46842)
1523  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the conclusions of his Performance and Innovation Unit on the existing structure of institutions involved in United Kingdom energy policy-making and delivery.
A (48687)
1524  
  
Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the Cabinet committees and sub-committees responsible for policy on combating terrorism and ensuring appropriate public protection.
(47665)
1525  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48367)
1526  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48366)
1527  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47197)
1528  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47805)
1529  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47321)
1530  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47714)
1531  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47174)
1532  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47153)
1533  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the total amount of money spent by Ministers in her Department since its creation on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47210)
1534  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46954)
1535  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47112)
1536  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46817)
1537  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46833)
1538  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when she will publish the result of her consultation on MSP members.
(47649)
1539  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when she last met the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise; and what was discussed.
(47651)
1540  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans she has to introduce proposals to amend the Scotland Act 1998.
(47650)
1541  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people have registered as Friends of Scotland.
(46973)
1542  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the public bodies are to which she has a right to make appointments to since 1st July 1999; and when she will next make appointments to each of them.
(47133)
1543  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress has been made on devolving powers to the Scottish Executive on ferry transport.
(47392)
1544  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received from the tourist industry in Scotland on the impact of the whisky strip on miniature whiskies produced for the tourist industry.
(48040)
1545  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received from the gift packaging industry in Scotland on the impact of the introduction of a whisky strip for whisky miniatures used in producing gift packs.
(48041)
1546  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received from the whisky industry on the impact of the whisky strip on the production of miniature whiskies.
(48039)
1547  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48343)
1548  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by her Department.
(48342)
1549  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to reduce unit costs per case in real terms by 1.3 per cent. by March will be met.
(47815)
1550  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of undisputed invoices paid in accordance with terms of 30 days from 96 per cent. to 100 per cent. by March will be met.
(47816)
1551  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47203)
1552  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase by March from 93 per cent. to 100 per cent. the proportion of prosecution witness expenses sent no later than 10 working days from receipt of a correctly completed claim form will be met.
(47813)
1553  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to reduce accommodation costs per head in real terms by 10 per cent. by March will be met.
(47885)
1554  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47322)
1555  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase by March from 88 per cent. to 97 per cent. the proportion of complaints replied to within 10 working days of receipt will be met.
(47814)
1556  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the Serious Fraud Office caseload to 77 cases by March will be met.
(47886)
1557  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the proportion of undisputed supplier invoices paid in accordance with terms of 30 days to 100 per cent. by 2001-02 will be met.
(47890)
1558  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the percentage level of income recovery was in 2001-02 from clients of the Treasury Solicitor's Department within 30 days of their receipt of a validated invoice.
(47889)
1559  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47812)
1560  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47312)
1561  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to improve sickness absence by 30 per cent. by 2003 will be met.
(47884)
1562  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47720)
1563  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47168)
1564  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target for the Treasury Solicitor's Department to achieve a reduction in average unit costs per chargeable hour in Litigation Division in real terms will be met by March.
(47888)
1565  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to reduce the average time from accepting a case and completing investigations to 17.5 months and to reduce the average length of the prosecution stage between transfer/committal and verdict to 16 months by 31st March will be met.
(47887)
1566  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47111)
1567  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many press officers there were in her Department on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) the latest available date.
(46887)
1568  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47150)
1569  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46956)
1570  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46832)
1571  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46800)
1572  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much has been paid out each month since its inception under the Start-Up Capital Scheme for Post Offices.
(47316)
1573  
  
Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will answer the written parliamentary question from the honourable Member for Banbury of 27th February on Vickers Defence Systems' South African subsidiary.
(46646)
1574  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) amount and (b) proportion of the current overall EU Objective 2 budget for the UK has been (i) committed and (ii) spent in each of the UK Objective 2 regions.
(45816)
1575  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the definitions are of (a) successful and (b) high growth in the PSA target to secure an increase in the number of successful, high growth business start ups.
(47353)
1576  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total of efficiency savings for departmental administration were in 2000-01 in (a) money and (b) percentage terms.
(47727)
1577  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many electricity power supply interruptions there were in 2001 per customer; and how many minutes per customer were lost in the same year.
(47344)
1578  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will set out the criteria and timescale for the measurement of progress against the PSA target to secure an increase in the number of successful high growth business start ups.
(47360)
1579  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the ranking of the United Kingdom is on the Department's International Benchmarking Study.
(47346)
1580  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase the productivity and profitability of SMEs assisted by Business Link Partnerships, and to show year by year improvements in the quality of services delivered under the Business Link brand will be met throughout the period June 2001 to June 2006.
(47357)
1581  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage change was in the unit cost of investigating bankruptcy and complusory liquidation at December 2001, by comparison with (a) December 2000 and (b) December 1999.
(47338)
1582  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to increase by 50 per cent. the 1997-98 number of companies spun out from universities by 2001-02.
(47350)
1583  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to make the UK the best place in the world to trade electronically will be met by (a) June 2005 and (b) June 2006.
(47347)
1584  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of how (a) domestic and (b) industrial UK gas prices compared with the EU/97 median in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(47728)
1585  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the National Weights and Measures Laboratory's total overhead costs were at the end of December 2001 as a percentage of total costs.
(47337)
1586  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47202)
1587  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage of electricity generated from renewable sources was in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.
(47343)
1588  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the pilot survey due to be conducted in the first quarter of 2001-02 on university exploitation activities.
(47349)
1589  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what new steps her Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if she will publish the findings.
(47311)
1590  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage change was in the unit cost of administering bankruptcy and compulsory liquidation in December 2002 by comparison with (a) December 2000 and (b) December 1999.
(47339)
1591  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how and by whom is a judgement reached on progress in UK business performance overseas.
(47352)
1592  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of how (a) domestic and (b) industrial electricity prices compared with the EU/97 median in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001.
(47726)
1593  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the timescale is for achievements of the PSA target to put in place policies to narrow the productivity gap relative to other industrialised countries over the cycle.
(47354)
1594  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the result is of the scoping study for the delivery of electronic procurement.
(47327)
1595  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many and what proportion of the staff of her Department are part-time employees.
(47169)
1596  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to narrow the productivity gap relative to other industrialised countries over the cycle will be met by June 2005.
(47356)
1597  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she had made of the date by which the PSA target to secure an increase in the number of successful high growth business start ups will be met.
(47358)
1598  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on performance in 2001 against the PSA target to ensure 98 per cent. of EU single market measures to be transposed into UK law.
(47341)
1599  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage unit cost reduction was in real terms on document registration achieved by Companies House in 2000-01; and what she expects the reduction to be in 2001-02.
(47340)
1600  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the procurement payment target for 2000-01 was met.
(47328)
1601  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on performance in 2000-01 against the PSA target to narrow the productivity gap relative to other industrialised countries over the cycle.
(47355)
1602  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment she has made of whether the PSA target to maintain or improve levels of energy security, diversity, sustainability and competitive energy price will be met.
(47345)
1603  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many spinouts in the university sector have been created (a) since 1997-98 and (b) in 2001-02 by the Science Enterprise Challenge Scheme.
(47348)
1604  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in her Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47811)
1605  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what change there has been in UK performance on the Science Citation Index since 1999.
(47351)
1606  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what new measures her Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47323)
1607  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the average figures for European unleaded petrol in each country of the EU in price per litre, with the amount of tax paid and the percentage of tax this represents.
(45814)
1608  
  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, with regard to the European Parliament's First Reading position of 13th March on the Proposal for a directive amending Directives 96/92/EC and 98/30/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and natural gas, if she will indicate, with particular regard to the interests of those consumers living in rural areas, the position that she will take in Council on the Parliament's Amendment 42 that seeks to strengthen the terms of the universal service (Article 3(3), 96/92/EC).
(47642)
1609  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many special advisers there were in her Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46951)
1610  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by Ministers in her Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(47053)
1611  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times Ministers in her Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47109)
1612  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46798)
1613  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47147)
1614  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46846)
1615  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the extent of competition between accounting companies; and if she will refer to the competition authorities the five largest firms which operate in the United Kingdom.
(48305)
1616  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the European Commission about the Structural Funds after 2006.
(47973)
1617  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how she intends to pursue the Lisbon agenda of economic reform after the Barcelona Summit.
(47975)
1618  
  
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her philosophy is on the underlying principles which will determine EU regional policy after 2006.
(47974)
1619  
  
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to commission data on the gender pay gap in Heywood and Middleton constituency.
(48634)
1620  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on what help is available to organisations for safer building and home safety from the modernisation fund.
(47910)
1621  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations have been made to the EU on the implications for UK jobs of dumping of polyester film products by Indian manufacturers.
(48007)
1622  
  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the date of decommissioning of Chapelcross Power Station.
(48009)
1623  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the effect that Post Office redundancies will have on the communities in Wales; and what the Government will do to help those people who will lose their jobs.
(48604)
1624  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many letters her Department received (a) in favour of and (b) opposing the decision on developing a wind farm site at Cefn Croes in Wales.
(48595)
1625  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the effect that Post Office redundancies will have on the communities in Lancashire; and what the Government will do to help those people who will lose their jobs.
(48603)
1626  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of her Department in the last 12 months; and what plans she has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(47945)
1627  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of her Department to Scotland.
(47947)
1628  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the work of Trade Partners UK in facilitating dialogue between the British Film Council and its counterparts in India.
(48157)
1629  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the outcome was of the Transport and Telecommunications Council held in Brussels on 25th-26th March; what the Government's stance was on issues discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.
(46923)
1630  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will ban the use of grade A steel for the construction of merchant ships.
(47571)
1631  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will reappraise the use of high tensile steel in the construction of merchant vessels.
(47572)
1632  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which services the United Kingdom will (a) as part of the European Union and (b) unilaterally be offering for liberalisation under the World Trade Organisation's General Agreement on Trade in Services.
(47416)
1633  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what services the United Kingdom (a) as part of the European Union and (b) unilaterally will be requesting from other states under the World Trade Organisation's General Agreement on Trade in Services.
(47564)
1634  
N  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how she estimates the full implementation of the World Trade Organisation's General Agreement on Trade in Services will affect public services in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(47417)
1635  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the commitments already made under the World Trade Organisation's General Agreement on Trade in Services.
(47418)
1636  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action her Department recommend people take if they are the target of unsolicited faxes.
(48585)
1637  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she next intends to review the pattern of bank holidays in England and Wales.
(47128)
1638  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the implications for the length of school terms when deciding bank holiday dates.
(47176)
1639  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will maintain 2002 arrangements under which the Spring Bank holiday falls on the first Monday in June for future years.
(47127)
1640  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has made to European Commissioner Byrne regarding his proposed ban on the import into the EU of domestic dog and cat fur; and if she will make a statement.
(48170)
1641  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she had made of the costs and benefits of Postcomm's proposals to bring in market opening in postal services in advance of other EU member states.
(47580)
1642  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if an asset liability study has been carried out by (a) the Mineworkers Pension Schemes and (b) the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.
(48301)
1643  
  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the budget is for each of the regional development agencies in England; and what it is expressed as a percentage of total identifiable public expenditure in each English region.
(46946)
1644  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures she is taking to increase consumer protection in the energy market.
(48162)
1645  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the total cost to business of the Social Chapter since it was implemented; and if she will make a statement.
(46853)
1646  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate has given the necessary regulatory approval required by British Nuclear Fuels before it can return the faulty MOX fuel it has supplied to Japan; and if she will place a copy of the approval document in the Library.
(46911)
1647  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 11th March, Official Report, column 671W, on miners' compensation, what performance and quality targets are given to Healthcall to secure delivery of accurate reports within acceptable time scales.
(48035)
1648  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how she will ensure that claims for special damages from mineworkers suffering from vibration white finger are settled rapidly.
(47972)
1649  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list recommendations received from the Meat and Livestock Commission and other bodies designed to improve competition in the supermarket sector, stating for each (a) from whom received and when and (b) what action is (i) planned and (ii) in place to implement such recommendations.
(48270)
1650  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will investigate the competition implications of supermarkets' refusal to accept meat from UK-registered low throughput abbatoirs.
(48269)
1651  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials attended, and which meetings are scheduled, for discussion of GATS.
(48618)
1652  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how existing multilateral environmental agreements will be incorporated into the new trade round.
(48621)
1653  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement in respect of UK involvement in the follow up to Doha.
(48619)
1654  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what meetings she has had with (a) DEFRA and (b) the Sustainable Development Commission to discuss the impact of multilateral environmental agreements on current trade negotiations.
(48620)
1655  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions have taken place with the Dutch Postal Service about the future of Consignia; and if she will make a statement.
(48635)
1656  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the (a) provision of ADSL lines in Wales and (b) future development of that provision.
(47614)
1657  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by her Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (i) purpose.
(48339)
1658  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by her Department.
(48338)
1659  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to monitor the impact on the vitality of parish councils of new requirements for members' disclosure of interest.
(48206)
1660  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had regarding the possible reopening of the railway line between Lewes and Uckfield; what assessment he has made of the benefits which would derive; and if he will make a statement.
(48006)
1661  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many recorded rough sleepers in the City of York there were in each year since it became a unitary authority.
(46772)
1662  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much central government funding has been allocated to the City of York Council for council house modernisation in each year since it became a unitary authority.
(46770)
1663  
  
Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what grants have been made to housing associations providing housing in York by the Housing Corporation in each year since 1996.
(46771)
1664  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the risk of air proximity incidents involving civilian and RAF aircraft in the vicinity of Newcastle Airport, following the recommendations of the Air Investigation Branch and the Airprox Board.
(45815)
1665  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for new major single regeneration budget projects and New Deal for Communities projects will be met by 31st March.
(47267)
1666  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to make 1 million more buildings cheaper to keep warm through the installation of energy efficient measures by 31st March will be met.
(47219)
1667  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target that by 2001-02 80 per cent. of written representation appeals should be decided within 16 weeks will be met.
(47268)
1668  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress since the issue of draft guidance in December 2000 on powers to enable joint working and pooling of budgets between local authorities and other public agencies.
(47266)
1669  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for the reduction in the incidence of fire-related deaths in the home will be met by March 2003.
(47220)
1670  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47179)
1671  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47797)
1672  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to ensure that by December 2002 each council has agreed and put into operation a new constitution which is transparent, accountable and efficient will be met.
(47274)
1673  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what new steps his Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47304)
1674  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to reduce by two thirds the number of people sleeping rough will be met by 2002.
(47227)
1675  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target that by 2001-02 80 per cent. of appeals by inquiry should be decided within 30 weeks will be met.
(47270)
1676  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the PSA target for improvement in fire service efficiency will be met by the due date of March.
(47239)
1677  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47249)
1678  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47725)
1679  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to increase the number of passenger miles travelled on national railways by 15 per cent. by 2001-02 will be met.
(47264)
1680  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target that by 2001-02 80 per cent. of appeals should be decided by hearing within 22 weeks will be met.
(47269)
1681  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to increase by 2001-02 the numbers of annual regulatory contacts by the HSE to at least 200,000 and the number of investigations to at least 35,000 will be met.
(47271)
1682  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47156)
1683  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for 2001-02 for improvement in response time for all letters from honourable Members will be met.
(47272)
1684  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to reduce car dependency by 31st March will be met.
(47263)
1685  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target to end the decline in the condition of UK motorways and trunk roads and restore the cuts in the maintenance of local authority principal local roads and bridges by 31st March will be met.
(47265)
1686  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of whether the PSA target for reducing the backlog of council house repairs and providing new investment by 31st March will be met.
(47217)
1687  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the draft comfort letters that he is intending to issue in respect of the London Underground PPP.
(48293)
1688  
  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Carshalton and Wallington, of 14th February concerning the consultation period for the PPP for the London Underground.
(48294)
1689  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes.
(47212)
1690  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47105)
1691  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many press officers there are in his Department.
(47042)
1692  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47135)
1693  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46839)
1694  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46806)
1695  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46961)
1696  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral statement of 25th March, Official Report, column 582, what the date is beyond which £300 million grant will not be available if early exit from adminstration is not achieved.
(48214)
1697  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his statement of 25th March, Official Report, column 586, if he will give the reasons underlying his statement that a company limited by guarantee would be a good successor body to Railtrack plc in administration.
(48166)
1698  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answwer of 25th March, Ref. 46194, if he will publish estimates of inter-urban conjestion for 1999.
(47132)
1699  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will break down the £300 million self financing savings resulting from an early exit from administration for Railtrack Plc.
(47987)
1700  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th March, Ref 46109, if he will place in the Library copies of the latest Housing Revenue Account business plans submitted by local authorities.
(47445)
1701  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral statement of 25th March, Official Report, column 582, if he will set out the basis for calculating the £300 million savings achievable as a result of an early exit from administration.
(48226)
1702  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his oral statement of 25th March Official Report, column 581, what the last date is for Railtrack's exit from administration which meets the criteria for early exit in administration elegibility for a grant of £300 million.
(48213)
1703  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects the Railtrack Plc administrator to make available a prospectus to prospective bidders.
(47989)
1704  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is on supporting a bid for Railtrack plc in administration which has not been subject to due diligence.
(47993)
1705  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he intends to issue the draft of new guidance on mandatory and discretionary rate relief, referred to in Strong Local Leadership--Guiding Public Services.
(47992)
1706  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 25th March, ref. 46220, on social dwellings, if he will initiate discussions with the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to achieve a common UK definition of a decent home.
(47881)
1707  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list by local authority the number of homes in each area which are not of a decent standard using the same criteria asset out in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(46995)
1708  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the bid from Network Rail for Railtrack Plc was received by the administrator.
(47988)
1709  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in relation to the Health and Safety report of 15th March into the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 of the equipment at NERC Swanwick, what he is doing to ensure that all the defects mentioned in the report are rectified and in what timescale; for what reason the Health and Safety Executive relied on information supplied by NATS in relation to the size of the characters on the Sony display screens; and if they will take their own measurements.
(47654)
1710  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many safety reports have been made by planning and tactical air controllers as a result of confusion of reading the alpha numeric data on the Sony screen at NERC Swanwick.
(47653)
1711  
  
Ann Coffey (Stockport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he has taken to enable directly elected mayors to operate in local councils.
(47609)
1712  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on how many people travelled through (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted in each of the last three years.
(47911)
1713  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what statutory provisions govern restrictions in the employment of local authority councillors in a maintained school in the same local education authority area.
(47574)
1714  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with (a) First Western Trains and (b) Wales and West Trains to produce a strategy to improve punctuality.
(48602)
1715  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if provisions of its contract with trunk roads maintenance contractors are made public.
(47940)
1716  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47941)
1717  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what statutory powers he possesses under trunk roads maintenance contracts to issue directions, orders or instructions to the maintenance companies in respect of fulfilling obligations under the contract with particular reference to instructions to use more equipment and materials.
(47936)
1718  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the contracts with trunk roads maintenance contractors have been reviewed after they were awarded; and what penalties his Department may incur should it decide to cancel a contract on the grounds of non-performance.
(47944)
1719  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what criteria are used in assessing whether a speed limit should be (a) 40, (b) 30 and (c) 20 miles per hour; and what criteria are used when considering representations for reductions in speed limits.
(47938)
1720  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to make representations to the European Commission in opposition to the draft Physical Agents Directive on vibration.
(47976)
1721  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what non-domestic rate is proposed for (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in 2002-03.
(47943)
1722  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what default notices have been issued to trunk roads maintenance contractors in the last 12 months.
(47937)
1723  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations his Department has received concerning the imposition of public service obligations on regional airports with London; and what its response to these representations has been.
(47955)
1724  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of his Department in the last 12 months; and what plans he has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(47954)
1725  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the provision of his Department's contracts with trunk roads maintenance contractors concerning the company's failure to perform its obligations have been made public; and what the reasons are for his policy.
(47942)
1726  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many representations his Department has received for reductions in local speed limits; and how many representations have resulted in reduction in speed limits in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02.
(47956)
1727  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if trunk roads maintenance contractors have been found in breach of their obligations in respect of their duties in relation to the trunk road network in the last 12 months.
(47939)
1728  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is his policy to raise private sector investment in the railways though special purpose vehicles.
(47396)
1729  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the state aid rules as they apply to Network Rail.
(48188)
1730  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the schedule is of (a) contractually and (b) provisionally agreed grants and other financial contributions from the public sector to the rail industry during the 10-year Plan period.
(48182)
1731  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guarantees the Government provides for debt raised by Network Rail.
(47514)
1732  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what costs have been incurred to date by the CLG team.
(46963)
1733  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what budget has been provided to the CLG team for the period up to 30th July.
(46964)
1734  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if Network Rail will be able to replace commercial debt with standby loans from the SRA at a later date.
(48187)
1735  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the proposed transfer of special purpose vehicles to Railtrack's successor after construction.
(47394)
1736  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the private sector rail investment in the 10 year plan is expected ultimately to be on the balance sheet of Railtrack's successor.
(47395)
1737  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many personal documents went missing from the DVLA in the last year for which records are available.
(48190)
1738  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place (a) written guarantees and (b) letters of comfort for financiers issued by his Department or the Strategic Rail Authority to Network Rail in the Library.
(48180)
1739  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the likely outcome of an interim review for Railtrack.
(47387)
1740  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much public money has been provided to the London Borough of Merton since 1997.
[R] (47520)
1741  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on Clause 44 of the Chiltern Franchise Renewal Agreement.
(47386)
1742  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if state aid rules will apply to the standby loans to Network Rail.
(48189)
1743  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much additional funding would be generated if regulated rail fares rise by RPI in the 10 year plan.
(47385)
1744  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much the Government has spent on Railtrack administration; and if he will break down the costs by the main heads of expenditure.
(47518)
1745  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent estimate he has made of the impact on congestion on East-West London Underground routes during the 10-year plan period if a new Crossrail-type scheme is not opened as described in the background document to the 10-year Plan.
(48179)
1746  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information has been provided by the Strategic Rail Authority on the increase in borrowings from their pre-administration level to the £9 billion envisaged by Network Rail.
(48185)
1747  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what date he estimates the recommendations of Lord Cullen's report will be fully implemented.
(47517)
1748  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the fees that will be incurred by Network Rail in establishing its banking facilities.
(47513)
1749  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the Government's total targets for new housing in the South East has been provided for in the strategic plans of local authorities; and what proportion remains to be allocated provisional sites.
(47519)
1750  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the impact of tax changes since 1997 on (a) local authority pension schemes and (b) additional resulting revenue costs incurred by authorities.
(46962)
1751  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in what timeframe the proposed standby loans from the SRA to Network Rail will be available to the new company.
(48186)
1752  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether his Department is statutorily obliged to meet additional costs resulting from an interim review of Railtrack's finances.
(47398)
1753  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many speed cameras there are in Surrey; and how many people were convicted as a result of their use in the most recent year for which information is available.
(47516)
1754  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who holds respnsibility for deciding whether Network Rail takes over the network.
(48184)
1755  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he last spoke to his French counterpart about rail freight carriage through the Channel Tunnel.
(47512)
1756  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how the upgrades to the South West Trains routes will be transferred from a special purpose vehicle into operation when they are completed in 2004.
(47397)
1757  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the public sector comparator with the London Underground PPP includes the management costs associated with the administration of the private sector contracts.
(47511)
1758  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the funding of Network Rail or another successor to Railtrack for Control Period 3.
(48183)
1759  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many speed restrictions are in force in the UK rail system; and what the equivalent figure was for September 2001.
(47515)
1760  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much funding was (a) allocated and (b) used by each housing association in the UK in each of the last five years for aids and adaptations to housing for people with disabilities.
(47737)
1761  
  
Matthew Green (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much funding was (a) allocated and (b) used in each of the last five years for the councils disabled facilities grant, for each council in the UK.
(47738)
1762  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans there are to resurface the M27 between junctions 5 and 11.
(48024)
1763  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received on resurfacing the M27 between junction 5 and 11.
(48025)
1764  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the underwriting of the debt of Network Rail by means of potential emergency loans from the Strategic Rail Authority and his estimate of the maximum potential liability to the taxpayer.
(47957)
1765  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the total potential liabilities to the Exchequer which will arise from underwriting the contingent liabilities of the public private partnerships for London Underground, as proposed in the letters of comfort and Minute from the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions to the partners in the PPP presented to Parliament on 21st March; and how those liabilities will be treated and presented in the national accounts.
(47961)
1766  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish the calculations and underlying assumptions which he has made to calculate the potential liabilities to the Exchequer which will arise from underwriting the contingent liabilities of the public private partnerships for London Underground, as proposed in the letters of comfort and Minute from the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions to the partners in the PPP presented to Parliament on 21st March.
(47960)
1767  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on traffic accident (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries for each of the last five years.
(47425)
1768  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much turnover new town land in Lancashire has been allowed for affordable houses in the last five years; and if he will list the sites.
(47427)
1769  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many local authorities have benefited from the new neighbourhood Renewal Fund in Lancashire, giving (a) the amounts and (b) the local authorities.
(47428)
1770  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many bulk carriers have been sunk at sea worldwide since the MV Derbyshire sank in 1980; and how many lives have been lost.
(47573)
1771  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will urge the International Marine Organisation to provide for legislation to ensure that the loading rates for bulk carrier ships are age-related and take account of fatigue and corrosion.
(47570)
1772  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will publish MARIN test findings on the sinking of the MV Derbyshire.
(47567)
1773  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will take steps to secure the review of the International Load Line Convention 1966.
(47568)
1774  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if it is the Government's intention to appeal against the court's decision to award costs to the owners of the MV Derbyshire, Lloyds Register and British Shipbuilders.
(47569)
1775  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will issue guidance on the levels of cannabis consumption for which it would be considered safe to drive.
(46259)
1776  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research he has evaluated on the effect on driving ability of various drugs.
(46257)
1777  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research he has evaluated on the safe level of cannabis in the body for driving.
(46258)
1778  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of recent research from the Transport Research Laboratory on the effect of (a) alcohol and (b) cannabis consumption on driving ability.
(46260)
1779  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March, Official Report, column 359W, on ex-local authority properties, what estimate he has made of the proportion of ex-local authorities sold under the Right to Buy scheme in London in which the leaseholder is the tenant who originally purchased the lease under that scheme.
(48637)
1780  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March, Official Report, column 359W, on ex-local authority properties, what plans he has to encourage local authorities actively to promote the buy back scheme to those holding the leasehold interest in ex-local authority properties previously sold under the Right to Buy.
(48636)
1781  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans there are to (a) cut taxes on brown field developments and (b) introduce incentives to encourage builders away from green fields.
(48589)
1782  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how close the house-building industry is to meeting the Goverment's target of brown field site development.
(48592)
1783  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps are being taken to incentivise the renovation and conversion of empty properties which have fallen into disuse.
(48591)
1784  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans there are to (a) abolish VAT on the renovation and conversion of existing houses and (b) to introduce VAT on building new houses.
(48590)
1785  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions she is having with the Scottish Executive about specifications for future ferry services in the West Coast area and the Highlands and Islands.
(47389)
1786  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what conclusion he has drawn from the research by TRL on the effect of mobile phones on driver concentration; and if he will make a statement.
(48194)
1787  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he has received state aid approval from the European Commission for his proposed grant of £300 million to Network Rail.
(46885)
1788  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 37W, on Shoreham Harbour, when he expects to announce future appointments to Shoreham Port Authority.
(47562)
1789  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what extra security measures his Department has taken at (a) London City Airport and (b) Gatwick Airport since 11th September 2001.
(47375)
1790  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 36W, on Shoreham Harbour, what form the proposed consultation on the proposed Harbour Revision Order for Shoreham Harbour will take; and who will be consulted.
(47561)
1791  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 13th and 18th March, Official Report, columns 1090W and 37W, on Shoreham Harbour, for what reason no applicants for the vacant places on the Shoreham Port Authority Board have been interviewed.
(47560)
1792  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make parish councils statutory consultees in consultations on the grant of HGV operating licences.
(47596)
1793  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to review the rules on the conduct of parish polls; and if he will make a statement.
(47595)
1794  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the reliability and punctuality of (a) Thames Trains and (b) First Great Western Services on the Cotswold line between Worcester and Oxford in each year since 1997.
(47597)
1795  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the replacement of (a) Broadway and (b) Pebworth fire stations.
(47598)
1796  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the timetable for improving road safety on the A449 at Hartlebury.
(47593)
1797  
  
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 Transport Commissioner and (b) the French Transport Minister on the indefinite suspension of the Channel Tunnel rail freight facilities; what assessment he has made of the impact on his rail freight target of the indefinite suspension of the Channel Tunnel rail freight facilities; and if he will make a statement.
(47915)
1798  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost was of the (a) Inquiry into the Clapham Rail Crash on 12th December 1998, (b) Sheen Inquiry into the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster on 6th March 1997, (c) Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry after the collision of 5th October 1999, (d) Marchioness Inquiry, (e) Piper Alpha Inquiry and (f) Southall Rail crash Inquiry.
(48031)
1799  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will urge returning officers to seek, whenever possible, premises other than school premises for voting purposes.
(47126)
1800  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many franchise agreements with train Operating Companies include provisions for the Government to underwrite any part of the franchise in the event of the regulatory system changing.
(46968)
1801  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many traveller (a) caravans and (b) households were on (i) authorised and (ii) unauthorised sites in each parliamentary constituency in England and Wales for each year since 1997.
(46966)
1802  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many responses his Department received to the consultation on the Planning Green Paper; and when the results of the consultation will be published.
(46965)
1803  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future role of an independent economic regulator for the railways.
(46969)
1804  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) the remit of the Highways Agency's M4 Route Management Strategy and (b) the date for completion of the exercise is.
(46967)
1805  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will press the International Maritime Organisation to require that member countries contribute to a global ships database giving the full history of all ships at sea.
(48310)
1806  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce legislation to require shipowners to insure crews fully against accidents at work.
(48314)
1807  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will press the International Maritime Organisation to require the protection of the jobs of seafarers who whistleblow.
(48317)
1808  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will press the International Maritime Organisation to require of member countries that the loss at sea of a marine vessel registered with them should be subjected to an investigation as rigorous as that for the loss of a civil aircraft during active service.
(48313)
1809  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will press the International Maritime Organisation to require the retrofitting of Voyage Data recorders to ships at sea.
(48316)
1810  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will introduce legislation to ensure that the loss of UK registered marine vessels at sea is subjected to an investigation as rigorous as that for the loss of a civil aircraft during active service.
(48312)
1811  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will press the International Maritime Organisation to require shipowners to insure crews fully against accidents at work.
(48315)
1812  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will press the International Maritime Organisation (a) to review the competence of classification societies and (b) to set minimum standards expected of them, with sanctions for those that fall below those standards.
(48311)
1813  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what duty parish councillors have to provide notification to the monitoring officer of the responsible local authority of all interests, including financial interests, membership of institutions, companies or public bodies, as laid out in paragraph 13 of The Parish Council (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001; and if this requirement is subject to the limitation laid out in paragraph 1 (2) of the same Order.
(47982)
1814  
  
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government policy paper on the effect of the Robertson Judgement on the continuing sale of the Register of Electors will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(48263)
1815  
  
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many malicious fires and incidents of abandoned vehicles there were in (a) London Borough of Havering and (b) Romford in (i) 1997, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001; and what steps he is taking to effectively tackle these problems.
(47314)
1816  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to visit the Haven Gateway; and if he will make a statement.
(47038)
1817  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to encourage planning bodies to give greater prominence to energy developments in planning guidance.
A (48691)
1818  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the costs and benefits of moving to near zero space heating buildings in advance of the next review of Part L of the Building Regulations; and if he will make a statement.
A (48689)
1819  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the directors and putative directors of Network Rail and their previous experience (a) in the railway industry and (b) in business.
(47121)
1820  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the basis is for his conclusion on the savings from advancing the end of railway administration in terms of the (a) months advanced, (b) cost per month of administration and (c) cost of savings forgone through administration.
(47119)
1821  
  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what savings on the railways he estimates are not achievable as a result of railway administration.
(47120)
1822  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the contractual position is of his Department with (a) Martin Sixsmith and (b) Jo Moore.
(47033)
1823  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48353)
1824  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48352)
1825  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47802)
1826  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47184)
1827  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47194)
1828  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47710)
1829  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47245)
1830  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46807)
1831  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46843)
1832  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47136)
1833  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47205)
1834  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46960)
1835  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what legal costs have been incurred by his Department in each of the last four years.
(48605)
1836  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many quangos have been established in Wales in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each of them was in 2001-02.
(48622)
1837  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the journeys made to Wales by (a) him and (b) the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his offical capacity over the last 12 months; what the purpose of each visit was; and what mode of transport was employed.
(48609)
1838  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he had with (a) the First Secretary of the National Assembly and (b) the Secretary of State for Defence regarding apprentice training at Aberporth, Ceredigion since 22nd February.
(47753)
1839  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48347)
1840  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48346)
1841  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the staff of his Department are part-time employees.
(47155)
1842  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue underspend in his Department is expected to be in the financial year 2001-02.
(47796)
1843  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what new initiatives his Department has taken in 2001-02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets.
(47178)
1844  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what new steps his Department took in 2001-02 to consult the users of its services about their wishes and expectations; and if he will publish the findings.
(47303)
1845  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions.
(47723)
1846  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what new measures his Department took in 2001-02 to protect its property from theft or damage.
(47251)
1847  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of pensioner couples entitled to the pension credit are expected to be in receipt of less than the full rate of the state basic pension for a couple based on the husband's contribution record on the inception of the pension credit scheme in October 2003.
(47659)
1848  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of single pensioners entitled to the pension credit are expected to be in receipt of less than the full rate of the state basic pension on the inception of the pension credit scheme in October 2003.
(47658)
1849  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Daventry on 10th December 2001, Official Report, column 617W, if he can now publish the findings of his literature and good practice reviews on vocational rehabilitation; and what progress has been made in developing conjunction with the Department of Health and national strategy for vocational rehabilitation.
(48295)
1850  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what obligations on pension trustees are imposed by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority to notify changes in status of schemes; and how many such changes (a) overall and (b) involving closure have been so notified in each of the last three years.
(476576)
1851  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times Ministers in his Department have travelled abroad at taxpayers' expense since March 2001; what countries they visited; and what the total cost of each visit was.
(47101)
1852  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list for each of the last five years the total amount of money spent by Ministers in his Department on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes.
(47208)
1853  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost of running the Department's press office was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.
(46802)
1854  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times special advisers have accompanied Ministers on overseas visits in each of the last five years; which countries were visited; and what the total cost of each individual visit was.
(47144)
1855  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent by departmental special advisors on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for official entertainment purposes in each of the last five years.
(46850)
1856  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many special advisers there were in his Department; and what their salaries were in each of the last five years.
(46945)
1857  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21st March, Official Report, column 528W, on the age positive campaign, what budget his Department has allocated for the age positive campaign in each of the next three years.
(47590)
1858  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which locations Action Teams for Jobs are in operation.
(47926)
1859  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many British pensioners living overseas are in receipt of the basic state pension; and what percentage of total spending on the basic state pension has payment to British pensioners overseas represented in each year since 1997.
(46897)
1860  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many British pensioners living overseas do not have their basic state pension uprated annually in line with inflation according to their country of residence.
(46892)
1861  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are involved in (a) stage 1 and (b) stage 2 of the Employment Zone scheme in each of the 15 Employment Zone areas.
(47930)
1862  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the age profile of British pensioners living overseas in countries with which the UK does not have a reciprocal agreement to uprate pensions annually in line with inflation.
(46893)
1863  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been (a) budgeted and (b) spent on the Employment Zone scheme in each year since its introduction; and how much of the allocation in each year went into personal job accounts.
(47929)
1864  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unemployed people have received support through the Action Teams for Jobs initiative; and how many found work as a consequence of the initiative.
(47927)
1865  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he (a) has had recently and (b) plans to have with the governments of those countries with which the UK does not have a reciprocal agreement to uprate pensions annually in line with inflation; and if he will make a statement.
(46896)
1866  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of Spanish Presidency proposals for an EU wide pension fund solvency test; what impact he estimates such a test would have on UK final salary pension schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(48554)
1867  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been helped into sustained employment via the Employment Zone scheme (a) in each year since its introduction and (b) broken down according to each employment zone.
(47928)
1868  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the costs involved in uprating the pensions of British pensioners overseas in line with inflation in those countries with which the UK does not have a reciprocal agreement.
(46895)
1869  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal job accounts have been established as part of the Employment Zone scheme since its introduction in April 2000.
(47931)
1870  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Australian Department of Family and Community Services since the termination of the UK-Australia Pension Agreement on 1st March 2001 about the indexation of pensions in Australia; and if he will make a statement.
(46894)
1871  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobseekers have been provided with (a) mobile phones, (b) driving lessons and (c) financial assistance to buy a motor vehicle as part of (i) the Employment Zone initiative and (ii) the Action Teams for Jobs scheme.
(47925)
1872  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money was paid in error owing to benefit fraud in Weston-Super-Mare in each of the last five years.
(47761)
1873  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to relocate executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of his Department to Scotland.
(47977)
1874  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what payments have been made to individuals following findings of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under remit of his Department in the last 12 months; and what plans he has to review the powers to increase the level of awards that can be made.
(47934)
1875  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12th March, Official Report, column 959W, on winter fuel payments, if he has concluded his discussions with the European Commission about the extent of the United Kingdom's legal obligations under European regulations on winter fuel payments; and if he will make a statement.
(48306)
1876  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact Statutory Instrument 2002, No. 648 will have on the eligibility to claim disability living allowance by those with (a) visual and hearing impairments, (b) heart disease, (c) asthma, (d) epilepsy, (e) ME/CFS and (f) bowel disease.
(47731)
1877  
  
Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what rules apply for the issuing of benefits to people and their spouses who are given residency in this country and come from cultures where polygamy is culturally acceptable.
(48212)
1878  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is being done to reduce the backlog of those people who received the incorrect winter fuel payment in (a) December 2001 and (b) January and February 2002; and if he will make a statement.
(48550)
1879  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received the incorrect winter fuel payment of £100 in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.
(48633)
1880  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families there are with two or more disabled children who are in receipt of disability living allowance in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.
(47984)
1881  
  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are in receipt of disabled children premium for two or more children in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland; and in how many families an enhanced disability premium is in payment for one or more of the children.
(47985)
1882  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what preparations have been made for the switch-over from the Benefits Agency to the Pensions Service on 1st April.
(48580)
1883  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice is available to pensioners about the pension credit and how it can be accessed.
(48581)
1884  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the benefits of the new pensioner credit for people in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.
(48582)
1885  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact will the new pension credit have on pensioners receiving housing and council tax benefits.
(48583)
1886  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the savings credit element of the new pension credit will operate.
(45884)
1887  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what will be the average gain per person for pensioners benefiting from the new pension credit.
(48579)
1888  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the impact of the Age Positive publicity campaign, with particular reference to supportive and participating companies based in the Teesside area.
(48586)
1889  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the number of pensioners with low incomes who are living alone and who are not in recept of IS or CTB.
(48019)
1890  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are (a) active members, (b) deferred members and (c) retired members of employers contributory pension schemes.
(46922)
1891  
  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have personal pension funds.
(46918)
1892  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much benefit fraud cost his Department in each of the last five years; and how many people have been prosecuted for benefit fraud in the last year; and what range of penalties have been imposed.
(47450)
1893  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many extra (a) internal and (b) claimant fraud investigators have been taken on by his Department in the last year.
(47384)
1894  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the cost of creating (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) the Pension Service; and if he will make a statement.
(47630)
1895  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to delay the introduction of the post office card account.
(47423)
1896  
  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason MOD War Pensions will be subject to compulsory automated credit transfer in advance of state pensions and benefits.
(47424)
1897  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the new CSA computer system was subject to OGC Gateway reviews.
(47970)
1898  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) single women, (b) single men and (c) pensioner couples are expected to be entitled to (i) the guarantee credit only, (ii) the savings credit only and (iii) both the guarantee credit and the savings credit in October 2003.
(47583)
1899  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of claimants entitled to the state pension credit are expected to be entitled to (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit and (c) both housing and council tax benefit.
(47584)
1900  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people failed to claim their state pension within three months of reaching state pension age; what the total amount of state pension left unclaimed was in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(47585)
1901  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the proportion of expenditure on the savings credit element of the pension credit that will be attributable to (a) single male pensioners, (b) single female pensioners and (c) married pensioners.
(47582)
1902  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what order existing CSA cases will be moved over to the new system once it is implemented.
(47817)
1903  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget was for the Social Fund in 2000-01; and what the final outturn of expenditure was.
(47763)
1904  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to respond to the questions from the honourable Member for Havant, refs (a) 24239, (b) 28580, (c) 33624 and (d) 33628.
(47766)
1905  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the new CSA rules to come into force for new cases.
(47818)
1906  
  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discretion local Benefit Agency offices have to discount the availability of student loans when assessing income support for part-time students pursuing higher education courses.
(47615)
1907  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the (a) number and (b) total cost of television licences paid for by his Department.
(48354)
1908  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the number of subscriptions to (a) digital terrestrial, (b) digital satellite and (c) digital cable television held by his Department for services in any departmental building from which Ministers work, stating for each subscription its (i) cost and (ii) purpose.
(48355)
1909  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many men in England have been diagnosed with testicular cancer since 1st January 2000 aged (a) under 25, (b) 25 to 35, (c) 36 to 45, (d) 46 to 55 and (e) over 55 years.
[Transferred] (46760)
1910  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) men and (b) women have been diagnosed with skin cancer in (i) 2002 to the latest available date and (ii) each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (46754)
1911  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the survival rates for patients in England suffering from thyroid cancer over the last three years.
[Transferred] (46742)
1912  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children have died as a result of asthma symptoms in each of the last 10 years.
[Transferred] (47458)
1913  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what response she has received from the Atomic Energy Authority, regarding the review which has been undertaken in respect of the reactor at Sellafield where the fire took place in 1957.
[Transferred] (47035)
1914  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what efforts have been made towards establishing a decommissioning strategy for the reactor known as Pile 2 reactor at Sellafield.
[Transferred] (47034)
1915  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will establish a liabilities management agency to manage the closing down and decommissioning of old nuclear power stations.
[Transferred] (47045)
1916  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what was the result of the investigations undertaken by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate into an accident on Friday 8th February in one of the magnox reactors at Calder Hall in Sellafield.
[Transferred] (47037)
1917  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent report she has received in respect of the state of (a) concrete and (b) steel structures at the reactor at Sellafield where the fire took place in 1957.
[Transferred] (47036)
1918  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the survival rate for bowel cancer is in (a) the UK and (b) other European countries.
[Transferred] (47550)
1919  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost of the Sizewell B Inquiry was.
[Transferred] (48028)
1920  
  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people died as a result of illegal drugs related deaths in Weston-Super-Mare in 2001.
[Transferred] (47762)
1921  
  
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has made to the European Commission concerning the proposals set out in Adapting to Change in Work and Society.
[Transferred] (48628)


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