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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 25 April 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 25 April 2002, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 

THURSDAY 25th APRIL

1  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Advocate General, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52507)

2  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52508)

3  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many chartered engineers there are in her Department; and what grades they are.

 (52471)

4  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52506)

5  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK RAF airfields will experience increased air traffic volumes as a result of the closure of West Freugh airfield.

 (52560)

6  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if it is his policy to reply personally to letters addressed personally to him by Lord Lieutenants of counties.

 (52339)

7  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether personal letters from Lord Lieutenants to him are (a) treated officially and (b) delegated to junior ministers.

 (52340)

8  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement with regard to his policy on personally replying to letters from (a) privy councillors, (b) other honourable Members, (c) Royalty, (d) Lord Lieutenants and (e) others.

 (52341)

9  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training jumps from (a) balloons and (b) aircraft recruits to the Parachute Regiment are required to make as part of their training.

 (52592)

10  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what aircraft are used by the Royal Air Force to provide parachute training for recruits to the parachute regiment; and if he will make a statement on the adequacy of capacity to provide this basic training.

 (52593)

11  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Medical Manning and Retention Review examining the Defence Medical Services to be completed; and if he will make a statement.

 (51809)

12  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the total requirement of the (a) RAF and (b) Royal Navy, broken down by aircraft type in (i) 1997, (ii) 2002 and planned for (iii) 2007, (iv) 2010 and (v) 2017; and if he will make a statement.

 (52133)

13  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Outreach programme of the Defence Diplomacy Mission since July 1998.

 (51258)

14  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the garrisons or other forms of military presence that his Department provided in Britain's overseas territories at (a) July 1998 and (b) April 2002, stating in each case the territory and the number of armed forces personnel; and if he will make a statement.

 (51260)

15  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what capabilities have been developed to verify the reduction in nuclear weapons since July 1998; and if he will make a statement.

 (51489)

16  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what improvements have been made to the Armed Forces' C3 capabilities since July 1998; and if he will make a statement.

 (51491)

17  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress with procurement of roll-on, roll-off ferries requirement as listed in the Strategic Defence Review.

 (51493)

18  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the operations that have been undertaken under each of the defence missions outlined by the Strategic Defence Review in each year since 1998; and if he will make a statement.

 (51495)

19  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Airforce are claiming (i) working families tax credit and (ii) children's tax credit; and if he will make a statement.

 (51807)

20  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list, by aircraft type, the Royal Navy's operational fleet; how many aircraft of each type are (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

 (52135)

21  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the countries in which UK defence attache哀 were in place in (a) July 1998 and (b) April 2002 stating in each case the number of attache哀 in post; and if he will make a statement.

 (51253)

22  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been enrolled in the Defence Diplomacy Scholarship at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in each year since 1998; how many have graduated from the scholarship in each year since 1998; and if he will make a statement.

 (51254)

23  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many training courses have been set up under his Department's Outreach programme in each year since 1995, stating in each case (a) where the training course was set up, (b) the number of personnel involved, (c) the purpose of the training course, (d) the cost to his Department and (e) the duration of the course; and if he will make a statement.

 (51255)

24  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many attachments were made under his Department's Outreach programme in each year since 1995, stating in each case (a) the destination of the attachment, (b) the number of personnel involved, (c) the purpose of the attachment, (d) the cost to his Department and (e) the duration of the attachment; and if he will make a statement.

 (51256)

25  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many short term training teams were sent out under his Department's Outreach programme in each year since 1995, stating in each case (a) the destination, (b) the number of personnel involved, (c) the purpose of the mission, (d) the cost of the mission and (e) the duration of the mission; and if he will make a statement.

 (51257)

26  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the questions asked in the latest continuous attitude survey undertaken by the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Airforce and (c) Army; how often the surveys have been compiled; to what use they are put; and if he will make a statement.

 (51810)

27  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list, by ship type, the Royal Navy's operational fleet; how many ships of each type are (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

 (52134)

28  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the enhanced arms control programme set up under the Defence Diplomacy Mission of the Strategic Defence Review; how many staff were dedicated to this programme in (a) July 1998 and (b) April 2002.

 (51259)

29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the instances since July 1998 where his Department or the Armed Forces have been required to offer specialist support to the civil authorities stating in each case the number of personnel involved and the duration of the mission; and if he will make a statement.

 (51261)

30  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of UK front-line capability was available to the United Nations for peace support and humanitarian operations in (a) July 1998 and (b) April 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (51488)

31  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what improvements have been made to the Armed Forces' ISTAR capabilities since July 1998; and if he will make a statement.

 (51490)

32  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contribution his Department has made since July 1998 to the development of national security policies and technical measures to protect against potential vulnerabilities arising from information warfare; and if he will make a statement.

 (51492)

33  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress made with procurement of tanker aircraft for air-to-air refuelling.

 (51494)

34  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel with children in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Airforce are earning under £92.90 per week; and if he will make a statement.

 (51808)

35  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list, by aircraft type, the RAF's (a) requirement, (b) actual operating fleet and (c) the total number of aircraft of each type owned and leased by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

 (52132)

36  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) MOD police officers, (b) Royal Navy regulators, (c) Royal Military Police, (d) Royal Air Force Police and (e) other MOD personnel are working with Wiltshire Constabulary on Operation Antler; what has been the cost in each year in each case; and if he will make a statement.

 (52411)

37  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many DSTL staff at Porton Down have assisted Wiltshire Constabulary with Operation Antler; what (a) accommodation and (b) other facilities have been made available in each year since the operation began; and what the cost was to the Defence budget.

 (52406)

38  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are being employed in Afghanistan to minimize the risk to British troops of friendly fire incidents.

 (52472)

39  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value of (a) arms sales and (b) arms-related sales from the UK to Africa has been in each of the last five years.

 (50082)

40  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the deployment of the TA (a) as battlefield replacements and (b) formed units.

 (52478)

41  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government policy is on missile defence for the UK.

 (52477)

42  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the air defence capabilities of the Harrier GR7 are.

 (52448)

43  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the development of the new Colchester Garrison.

 (52449)

44  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52505)

45  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what long term conclusions, with specific reference to those relating to health effects, his Department reached on the Fluorescent Particle Trials over South West Britain between 1955 and 1963; what tests relating to germ warfare have taken place since 1972; and if he will make a statement.

 (52252)

46  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proposals she has to improve IT skills among mature students.

 (50349)

47  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher training places have been available in each of the past 10 years.

 (52524)

48  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the LEAs which have applied for PPP funding in the past 12 months, and the purposes for which those applications were made.

 (52535)

49  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money in total she estimates schools and colleges will pay in additional employers' national insurance contributions in 2003-04.

 (52515)

50  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what cost of living allowances will be paid, over and above basic salaries, to teachers in (a) Surrey and (b) London in this financial year.

 (52523)

51  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the local education authorities which received backing from her Department for PPP schemes in the past 12 months; and for what purpose those applications were made.

 (52534)

52  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received from British universities about the impact of the increase in employers' national insurance contributions.

 (52526)

53  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who the fund managers are of the teachers' pension scheme.

 (52539)

54  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether LEAs will receive additional budget provisions for 2003-04 to cover the cost of increased employers' national insurance contributions.

 (52516)

55  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many special needs places are available in special schools in England and Wales; and what the equivalent figure was in 1997.

 (52528)

56  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what arrangements are made for the payment of a pension to a teacher who takes early retirement through ill health; and how it is funded.

 (52541)

57  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what powers she holds in relation to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 (52536)

58  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of the number of schools that will become specialist schools in each of the next three years.

 (52531)

59  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have taken early retirement through ill health in each of the past five years.

 (52540)

60  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reason she rejected Surrey County Council's PPP application.

 (52513)

61  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much additional funding colleges of further education will require in 2003-04 to offset the additional cost of employers' national insurance contributions.

 (52525)

62  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on salaries in schools in England in 2001-02.

 (52514)

63  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of current applications to establish specialist schools contain a request to select more than five per cent. of their intake by aptitude.

 (52532)

64  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many maintained specialist schools there are in England.

 (52533)

65  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what additional costs she estimates Ofsted will incur as a result of the increase in employers' national insurance contributions in 2003-04.

 (52520)

66  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the total amount of compensation awards against schools and colleges in each of the past five years.

 (52527)

67  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on actions taken by her Department as a result of the Amy Gehring case.

 (52542)

68  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools select more than five per cent. of their intake in England and Wales.

 (52530)

69  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what formula the Learning and Skills Council uses to determine future funding for school sixth forms.

 (52510)

70  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what conditions she will attach to the additional funding announced for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Budget.

 (52537)

71  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent estimate she has made of the funding level related to current and future liabilities of the teachers' pension scheme.

 (52522)

72  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the agencies that fall under her Department's remit that have a duty to liaise with secondary heads on educational matters.

 (52512)

73  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much additional cost on average she expects secondary schools to incur in 2003-04 as a result of the increase in employers' national insurance contributions.

 (52518)

74  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what she estimates to be the total increased national insurance bill for an average primary school in England in 2003-04.

 (52519)

75  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many sixth forms the LSC expects to experience budget reductions in the current financial year.

 (52511)

76  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the cost to the teachers' pension scheme of tax changes since 1997.

 (52538)

77  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what she estimates will be the total cost of employers' national insurance contributions met (a) directly and (b) indirectly from her Department's budget in this financial year.

 (52529)

78  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will instruct the Higher Education Funding Council for England to publish its list of low participation postcodes; and if she will make a statement.

 (52267)

79  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students completed A level courses at (a) sixth forms in mainstream schools and (b) colleges of further education in England and Wales in each year from 1995 to 2001.

 (52589)

80  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many A level pass certificates were awarded to students in (a) sixth forms in mainstream schools and (b) colleges of further education in England in each year from 1995 to 2001.

 (52585)

81  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average annual salary is for (a) a newly qualified teacher in mainstream secondary schools in England and (b) a newly qualified lecturer in colleges and further education in England.

 (52586)

82  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what effect the Budget of 17th April will have on the provision of education in Cheltenham.

 (52940)

83  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is in respect of similar salaries for comparable work by teachers in further education colleges and schools with sixth forms.

 (51572)

84  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on teacher morale in (a) further education colleges and (b) schools with sixth forms.

 (52567)

85  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the changes in real terms in core funding for further education colleges in each year since 1997.

 (52570)

86  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact on forward planning by further education colleges of current funding structures and practices.

 (52566)

87  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on (a) pay-scales for teachers and (b) the allocation of funds per A-level student in (i) further education colleges and (ii) secondary schools with sixth forms.

 (51571)

88  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what role she plans for (a) further education colleges and (b) school sixth-forms in encouraging students to enter higher education.

 (52573)

89  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate her Department has made of the average number of hours per week worked by teachers in (a) further education colleges and (b) schools with sixth forms over the last 12 months.

 (52568)

90  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment her Department has made of the value to teachers (a) in further education colleges and (b) in schools with sixth forms of this year's pay proposals.

 (52563)

91  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the effectiveness of the outcomes of imposing efficiency targets on further education colleges since 1997.

 (52565)

92  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to encourage entry into the teaching profession in areas where the cost of living is high.

 (52574)

93  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of average class sizes in (a) further education colleges and (b) schools with sixth forms.

 (52569)

94  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her Department's policy is on ensuring that public funds made available to further education colleges are reflected in pay offers made to teachers.

 (52564)

95  
N  
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of the teachers brought into the profession since 1997 had no teacher training qualifications.

 (50936)

96  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what performance indicators and targets she has established by which to assess her Department's contribution to the Government's objective of raising the UK's sustainable rate of productivity growth.

 (52933)

97  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52504)

98  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of each 10 year age cohort over the age of 25 years are graduates.

 (52916)

99  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information she collates on the average earnings of (a) graduates and (b) non-graduates with equivalent A-level or similar qualifications.

 (52919)

100  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the lowest decile average annual earnings are of an employed graduate in each 10 year cohort over 25 years.

 (52917)

101  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the upper decile average annual earnings are of an employed non-graduate in each 10 year age cohort over 25 years.

 (52918)

102  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 11th February, Official Report, column 584W, on LGC, if she will list (a) the dates of each contact and (b) the amount spent on each contract by her Department.

 (52245)

103  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will appoint the DTLR In House Consultancy Unit to review her Department's procedures for the licensing of international trade in animals.

 (52244)

104  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the letter of the Minister for the Environment, Ref. 162822, of 26th March, what the outcome is of the discussions with interested parties on EU food labelling rules requiring a GM presence to be indicated.

 (51179)

105  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money has been paid to farmers in compensation for slaughtered livestock arising from the recent foot and mouth epidemic to date; what is (a) the average amount paid to each farmer and (b) the largest payment to a single farmer; and if he will make a statement.

 (52545)

106  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will establish a dedicated veterinary laboratory for Scotland.

 (52953)

107  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what claims against her Department remain unsettled in respect of damage to roads and infrastructure in Dumfries and Galloway region inflicted during the foot and mouth outbreak.

 (52908)

108  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve air quality standards; and what levels of emissions were recorded (a) in the Teesside region and (b) on average in England at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (52460)

109  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she plans to increase the number of air quality monitoring stations in the Teesside region.

 (52459)

110  Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the breakdown is of Government financed horticultural research, by crop.

 (52914)

111  Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial support for horticultural research the Government has provided in each year since 1990.

 (52912)

112  Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, through which organisations Government support for horticultural research is provided.

 (52913)

113  Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she is making in respect of EU plans to review active ingredients in agro-chemical products; and if she will make a statement on the impact that rapid phasing out active ingredients will have on small UK agro-chemical businesses.

 (52615)

114  Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Government financed horticultural research is initiated by her Department.

 (52915)

115  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on recent changes to the regulations on meat imports; and what action her Department has taken since February 2001 to prevent the import of illegal meat into the UK.

 (52475)

116  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52503)

117  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many contractors under the Warm Front scheme are based in each county in the South of England.

 (52447)

118  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the information and guidance notes on (a) the cleansing and disinfection of commercial vehicles, (b) sole occupancy authority, (c) animal gatherings—veterinary compliance visit report and (d) animal gatherings—veterinary licensing visit report will be available in Welsh from the Government website.

 (52619)

119  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the application form for (a) the licence for the movement of sheep and goats for export, (b) the individual movement licence for the export of sheep and goats, (c) the licence to gather animals and (d) sole occupancy authority will be available in Welsh from the Government website.

 (52618)

120  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she plans to make it possible to download AMLS licences in Welsh from her Department's website; and if she will make a statement.

 (52617)

121  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the £420 billion allocated for public expenditure in 2003-04 he estimates will be spent in 2003-04.

 (52620)

122  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the additional £1 billion that he is allocating to the NHS and other public services in 2002-03, referred to in Official Report, 17th April, column 590, will be spent in 2002-03.

 (52867)

123  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total yield of inheritance tax was in 2001-02; and what he estimates it will be in 2002-03.

 (52616)

124  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated value of contraband goods confiscated by Customs and Excise staff based in Scotland in the last three years.

 (52583)

125  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional resources are being provided to HM Customs and Excise in Scotland prior to the commencement of ferry services to the continent from Rosythe; and if he will make a statement.

 (52584)

126  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what value of employers' national insurance contributions was paid by employers in Scotland in the last financial year.

 (52582)

127  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the UK's current balance of trade in (a) milk and (b) milk products.

 (52907)

128  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Customs and Excise staff were employed in Scotland in each of the last five years; and what the staff complement is.

 (52909)

129  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his policy on tax treatment of milk quota.

 (52954)

130  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out the reasons for the change of policy regarding the taxation of uncrushed rock, with specific reference to armourstone; and if he will make a statement.

 (52957)

131  Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the recent meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF in Washington DC.

 (52623)

132  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Budget report, if he will place in the Library the calculations regarding the allocation of additional spending to Scotland as a consequence of the planned increases in NHS spending in England; and if he will make a statement on the operation of the Barnett Formula in these calculations.

 (52690)

133  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will allow sixth form colleges the same VAT exemptions as secondary schools which have sixth forms.

 (52345)

134  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52502)

135  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths were caused by (a) lung cancer, (b) breast cancer, (c) skin cancer, (d) lower gastrointestinal cancer, (e) upper gastrointestinal cancer, (f) gynaecological cancers, (g) head and neck cancers and (h) all other cancers; and what percentage each of (a) to (h) represented of recorded cases of cancer in (A) St Helens and Knowsley Health Authority, (B) Merseyside, (C) Manchester, (D) the North West, (E) the South East and (F) England, in (1) 1991, (2) 1997, (3) 1998, (4) 1999, (5) 2000 and (6) 2001.

 (50503)

136  Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) UK produced wines and (b) wines produced by the rest of the world, broken down by value and volume, UK embassies world wide have provided in the last year.[R]

 (52613)

137  Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much (a) UK produced wines and (b) wines produced by the rest of the world, broken down by value and volume, government hospitality departments have provided in the last 12 months.[R]

 (52611)

138  Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the heads of agreement reached between the UK and Spain on the issue of Gibraltar.

 (52594)

139  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the Government's decision to vote in favour of a vote of no confidence in Jose Bustain, Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

 (52578)

140  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 1st March, Official Report, column 1638W, on racism, what further progress has been made in consultation with NGOs in drawing up a national action plan to ensure UK-wide follow-through in line with the action plan drawn up by the UN World Conference on Racism in Durban in September 2001; when he plans to publish a draft action plan for consultation; what events he is considering to discuss this plan; and what measures he will take to ensure the engagement of the devolved regions in this process.

 (52546)

141  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the detention in Egypt of Mr Nawaz from Southend and two other persons (Ref: 1-46906/02); and if officials of the embassy have been permitted to see them.

 (52317)

142  Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were treated, and what the underlying costs to the NHS were, as a result of (a) accidents incurred and (b) diseases contracted abroad in each of the last 10 years.

 (52693)

143  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many named day written questions were tabled between 1st November 2000 and 26th March 2001; and how many that received a holding answer were given a substantive answer (a) within three days, (b) within seven days, (c) within 14 days, (d) within 28 days and (e) over 28 days.

 (52269)

144  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken to improve the answering of written parliamentary questions by his Department since 1st November 2001.

 (52271)

145  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many named day written parliamentary questions tabled between (a) 1st November 2000 and 26th March 2001 and (b) 1st November 2001 and 26th March 2002 received (i) a substantive answer on the named day and (ii) a holding answer.

 (52270)

146  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many named day written questions were tabled between 1st November 2001 and 26th March 2002; and how many that received a holding answer were given a substantive answer (a) within three days, (b) within seven days, (c) within 14 days, (d) within 28 days and (e) over 28 days.

 (52268)

147  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the modern matron posts were (a) newly created and (b) redesignated from existing nursing staff posts.

 (51607)

148  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much additional funding has been invested in intermediate care services since 28th March 2000.

 (52689)

149  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients of English health authorities were treated in the last year at Health Care International at Clydebank.

 (52558)

150  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS would be of providing (a) free prescriptions and (b) free dental care to students in full-time education; and if he will make a statement.

 (52910)

151  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to publish performance statistics for individual consultants for work carried out in (a) the NHS and (b) the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

 (52911)

152  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients were treated in hospital in mixed wards in each year from 1995 to 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52588)

153  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many childen were on the waiting list for Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health services in each locality team in Birmingham at the end of the 2001-02 financial year; what the year end average waiting time was for such services in each locality; and what the total number of referrals per 1,000 child population was in the year for each locality.

 (52576)

154  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total expenditure was on child and adolescent mental health services in (a) Birmingham, (b) West Midlands and (c) England in each of the last six years at current prices.

 (51577)

155  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what effect the budget of 17th April will have on the provision of healthcare in Cheltenham.

 (52939)

156  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the benefits of conducting targeted campaigns to encourage organ donation.

 (52454)

157  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people are registered as organ donors.

 (52453)

158  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of the organ donation campaigns targeted at the Black and Asian communities.

 (52451)

159  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Black and Asian organ donors there were in each of the past 10 years.

 (52452)

160  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings he has initiated with health ministers from devolved administrations in the last two years.

 (52476)

161  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to increase the availability of occupational therapists to health authorities in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (52875)

162  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many occupational therapists are employed by each health authority in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (52872)

163  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents per occupational therapist there are in each health authority in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (52873)

164  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many unfilled vacancies for occupational therapists there are in each health authority in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (52874)

165  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the sale of the former Severalls Hospital in Colchester.

 (52450)

166  
N  
Mrs Gillian Shephard (South West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the increase announced in the Budget for social services departments, will be devoted to child protection.

 (52246)

167  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52500)

168  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries have resulted from road accidents involving ambulances; and how much compensation has been paid out, in each of the last five years.

 (52248)

169  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much he estimates the merged Eastbourne and Hastings hospital trusts will pay in additional national insurance contributions in 2003.

 (52561)

170  Angela Watkinson (Upminster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was (a) the income from those NHS prescriptions which are paid for and (b) the cost of administering free NHS prescriptions during the last year for which figures are available.

 (52590)

171  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the additional £180 million being allocated in 2002-03 to address street crime policing and counter-terrorism, referred to in Official Report, 17th April, column 589, will be spent in 2002-03.

 (52866)

172  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to improve the security of prisoners' property (a) in storage and (b) in transfer between establishments, including those operated by private contractors.

 (51928)

173  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pilot accommodation centres for asylum seekers he is seeking to secure; when they will be identified; when they will be announced; and when they will be operational.

 (52347)

174  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many expressions of interest he has received from (a) private landowners and (b) private sector prospective operators of asylum seeker accommodation centres.

 (52352)

175  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Centrex site at High Ercall has been proposed as a site for an asylum seeker accommodation centre.

 (52353)

176  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to provide information to local communities where proposals to develop asylum seeker accommodation centres are made.

 (52355)

177  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the development of all asylum seekers accommodation centres will require planning consent.

 (52350)

178  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how it is proposed that planning applications for asylum seekers' accommodation centres will be handled.

 (52349)

179  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sites are under consideration for the provision of the pilot asylum seeker accommodation centres.

 (52351)

180  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines he proposes to issue to private companies proposing asylum seeker accommodation centres as to the standards expected of them in their relations with local communities and representative bodies.

 (52356)

181  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what characteristics he seeks in the sites suitable for asylum seekers' accommodation centres.

 (52348)

182  
N  
Peter Bradley (The Wrekin): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance will be provided to local authorities and other providers of public services in whose areas asylum seeker accommodation centres are developed.

 (52354)

183  Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the funding available per 1,000 population for Cambridgeshire police authority, broken down into its constituent parts of (a) Home Office police grant, (b) revenue support grant, (c) national non-domestic rates, (d) Crime Fighting Fund allocations and (e) rural policing fund grants for (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02 and (iii) 2002-03.

 (52543)

184  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of each police authority's total budget was accounted for by police pensions in the financial years (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000, (c) 2000-01 and (d) 2001-02; and whether he is undertaking a review of police pensions.

 (51485)

185  Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were detained at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre at the time of the fire on 14th February have since been removed from the UK.

 (52959)

186  Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the search of Yarl's Wood site to be completed; and if evidence has been discovered during the search of human remains.

 (52960)

187  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what effect the Budget will have on policing in Cheltenham.

 (52938)

188  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the cost in each year, to (a) his Department and (b) Wiltshire Constabulary of Operation Antler, including salary and support costs; and how many officers have worked on the case in each year.

 (52413)

189  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress on Operation Antler by Wiltshire Constabulary.

 (52412)

190  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police force members there were in (a) Avon and Somerset Police force, (b) the South West Region and (c) England and Wales in each year from 1997 to 2001.

 (52694)

191  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in the establishment of a Royal Commission into animal experimentation; and if he will make a statement.

 (51666)

192  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the procedure is for vetting visitors to remand prisoners held in the special secure unit at HMP Belmarsh; what the target is for number of days required to process a prisoner application; how many applications have been processed since October 2001; how many applications are still pending; how many days each completed application took to process; and how many and what proportion of applications have been rejected.

 (52466)

193  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements have been made for the maintenance of family relationships of (a) convicted and (b) remand prisoners held in the special secure unit at HMP Belmarsh; how many (i) hours for family visits and (ii) minutes for telephone contact each prisoner has been permitted in each of the last four weeks for which figures are available; and what restrictions were put on (A) the visit and the visitors and (B) the phone call and recipient of phone calls.

 (52465)

194  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what education and training facilities are available for (a) remand and (b) convicted prisoners held in the special secure unit at HMP Belmarsh; how many hours in each of the last four weeks for which figures are available each prisoner has been able to use these facilities; and what was the average hours per day for which figures are available in the last month that prisoners were locked in their cells.

 (52464)

195  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are held in each special secure unit, stating (a) the number of prisoners held on remand and the nature of crimes for which convicted prisoners were sentenced, (b) the national origin or citizenship of the prisoners, (c) the religion of the prisoner, (d) their special category status, (e) how long the prisoner has been housed in a special secure unit and (f) on what date each prisoner was last examined medically.

 (52461)

196  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) national origin and (b) first language is of each (i) convicted and (ii) remand prisoner held in the special secure unit at HMP Belmarsh; what translation facilities are available for prisoners for (A) routine prison administrative and matters connected with good order in the prison, (B) medical examinations, (C) legal visits and (D) family visits; and how many non-English language books (1) are held by HMP Belmarsh and (2) have been borrowed in the past six months by prisoners held in the special secure unit.

 (52463)

197  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what religious beliefs have been declared by prisoners held in the special secure unit at HMP Belmarsh; what pastoral care is available for groups of prisoners of each religion; and what arrrangements have been made by prison authorities to respect the (a) religious practices and (b) dietary requirements of each religion.

 (52462)

198  Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will issue guidance to police forces on appropriate temporary housing for stray dogs.

 (52575)

199  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52499)

200  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to offer victims of people-trafficking a reflection delay in order to make an informed decision regarding the pressing of charges against the traffickers.

 (52247)

201  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the level of street crime in each Metropolitan Police division between January and March in each year from 1997 to 2002.

 (52334)

202  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the police have discretion whether to record a reported crime; and whether a complainant may be requested to attend a police station if the crime is to be recorded.

 (52335)

203  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what point in their recruitment and training a new recruit to the police force counts for the purposes of his figures on police strength.

 (52336)

204  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which (a) divisions (i) of the Metropolitan Police and (ii) elsewhere and (b) constabularies outside the Metropolitan Police numbers are lower than in 1997.

 (52337)

205  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded crimes of (a) violence against persons, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary, (e) total theft and handling stolen goods, (f) theft of and from vehicles, (g) fraud and forgery, (h) criminal damage, (i) drug offences and (j) other notifiable offences there were in (i) St Helens police area and (ii) Merseyside police area in the years to (A) March 1999, (B) March 2000 and (C) March 2001.

 (51618)

206  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) police standard spending assessment and (b) Home Office provision were for Merseyside Police in (i) 1995-96, (ii) 1996-97, (iii) 1997-98, (iv) 1998-99, (v) 1999-2000, (vi) 2000-01 and (vii) 2001-02; and what the projected figures are for (A) 2002-03 and (B) 2003-04.

 (51617)

207  
N  
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals, by category, are classified as football hooligans in England and Wales.

 (50010)

208  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress being made in clearing unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan.

 (50083)

209  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of civilian victims of unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan since 11th September 2001.

 (50084)

210  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the accuracy of the information on the geographical locations of unexploded ordnance being provided to clearance experts in Afghanistan.

 (50085)

211  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what education on the dangers of unexploded ordnance is being provided to people living in areas of Afghanistan which are affected by the problem.

 (50086)

212  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on how the operation to clear Afghanistan of unexploded ordnance is being funded.

 (50087)

213  Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 17th April, Official Report, column 994W, on Palestine, what assessment she has made of the cost of damage as a result of military action during the last 12 months to each of the projects listed.

 (52961)

214  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52498)

215  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the decision to put the Higher Educational Links Scheme in Sudan out to international tender.

 (52250)

216  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) investments were held and (b) new investments were made by the CDC in (i) South Asia, (ii) Sub-Saharan Africa, (iii) countries defined by the CDC as poorer and (iv) in total in (A) 1998, (B) 1999, (C) 2000 and (D) 2001, broken down by country.

 (52251)

217  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction (Amendment) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52666)

218  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52650)

219  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52674)

220  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Distress for Rent (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52684)

221  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (General) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52680)

222  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52681)

223  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Transport Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52682)

224  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (Representation Order Appeals) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52679)

225  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52685)

226  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Referrals to the Special Commissioners Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52686)

227  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Human Rights Act 1998 (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52683)

228  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52622)

229  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52676)

230  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Land Registration Fees Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52677)

231  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (Choice in Very High Cost Cases) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52678)

232  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Legal Advice and Assistance at Police Stations) (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52675)

233  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Legal Aid in Family Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52672)

234  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Social Security Contributions (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52687)

235  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52673)

236  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Land Registration (District Registries) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52642)

237  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Value Added Tax Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52644)

238  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52645)

239  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52630)

240  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52643)

241  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Litigants in Person (Costs and Expenses) (Magistrates' Courts) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52640)

242  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52641)

243  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52655)

244  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Magistrates' Courts Committees (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52652)

245  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52653)

246  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Magistrates' Courts (International Criminal Court) (Forms ) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52654)

247  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority (Constitution) (Amendment) 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52651)

248  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Licensed Conveyancers' Discipline and Appeals Committee (Procedure) Rules Approval Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52648)

249  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52647)

250  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52649)

251  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Insurers (Winding Up) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52634)

252  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Immigration and Asylum Appeals (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52626)

253  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Crown Court (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52628)

254  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Public Trustee (Notices Affecting Land) (Title on Death) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52629)

255  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52621)

256  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Terrorist Cash) (No. 2) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52627)

257  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 6) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52624)

258  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52625)

259  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Public Record Office (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52639)

260  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (Legal Assistance Scheme, Costs) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52636)

261  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (Legal Assistance) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52637)

262  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Contracting Out of Functions (Tribunal Staff) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52638)

263  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Bankruptcy (Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52635)

264  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Contracting Out (Administration and other Court Staff) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52632)

265  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52631)

266  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52633)

267  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Justices' Clerks (Qualifications of Assistants) (Amendment) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52658)

268  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52660)

269  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52661)

270  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52646)

271  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Parental Responsibility Agreement (Amendment) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52659)

272  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Legal Aid in Family Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52656)

273  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52657)

274  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52671)

275  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the County Court Fees (Amendment) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52668)

276  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the General Commissioners of Income Tax (Costs) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52669)

277  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Justices and Justices' Clerks (Costs) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52670)

278  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Enforcement of Road Traffic Debts (Amendment) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52667)

279  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Inner London Court Staff Pension (Amendment) Order 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52664)

280  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) Regulations 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52663)

281  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (52665)

282  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he will reply to the questions from the honourable Member for Winchester of 26th February (refs 39369 and 39370).

 (52346)

283  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to allow parents to appeal against the decision of reports prepared for family courts by the Children and Family Court Advisory Service.

 (52342)

284  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training he provides to staff working for the Children and Family Court Advisory Service; and what qualifications they require.

 (52343)

285  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52497)

286  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's response to the Leggatt Report on tribunal justice.

 (50384)

287  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will answer parliamentary questions, refs 17762, 17230 and 34127; and what the reason is for the delay in replying.

 (52548)

288  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52496)

289  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the President of the Council, how many Hewlett Packard Office Jet G85 printer/fax/scanner/copiers have been supplied to parliamentary offices; what the total value of the contract is between the Government and Computacenter for the supply of Hewlett Packard Office Jet G85 printer/fax/scanner/copiers; how many replacement Hewlett Packard G85 printer/fax/scanner/copiers have been supplied to parliamentary offices following technical faults; and how much money has been spent (a) carrying out repairs to and (b) replacing faulty Hewlett Packard Office Jet G85 printer/fax/scanner/copiers which have been supplied to parliamentary offices.

 (50502)

290  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the President of the Council, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52495)

291  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Prime Minister, whether his discussions with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic included discussions of (a) the sale of Gripen jets to the Czech Air Force and (b) the offset arrangements that formed part of the bid of Gripen International.

 (51487)

292  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many pensioners in Glasgow, Pollok are receiving the minimum income guarantee; and what estimate she has made of the numbers of those who are eligible but have not claimed.

 (52479)

293  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what involvement her Department had in the Tartan Week celebrations in the USA.

 (52559)

294  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 22nd April, Official Report, column 66W, on appointments, whether the only public appointments she makes are to the Boundary Commission for Scotland.

 (52865)

295  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Scotland Office Press Release SS0067, issued on 17th April, which elements of the additional spending allocated to Scotland (a) result from the application of the Barnett Formula and (b) are external to the formula.

 (52691)

296  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Scotland Office Press Release SS0067, issued on 17th April, if she will place in the Library the calculations behind the announcement of an extra £8.2 billion of spending as a result of the Budget 2002.

 (52692)

297  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52494)

298  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Solicitor General, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52493)

299  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations have been (a) sought and (b) received from the Scottish Executive on new UK wide electricity trading arrangements.

 (52903)

300  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) sole traders, (b) partnerships and (c) limited companies are registered in (i) Dumfries and Galloway, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK.

 (52902)

301  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what effect the budget of 17th April will have on business in Cheltenham.

 (52937)

302  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her action to promote scientific research in the UK, with special reference to research and development spending, training, investment and independent advice.

 (52547)

303  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the LOTIS Committee.

 (51667)

304  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what subjects and on which dates her Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if she will list such organisations.

 (52492)

305  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cost compliance assessments had been carried out by her Department before the introduction of additional regulations affecting businesses in each of the last three years.

 (52110)

306  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the code of practice on supermarket relations with suppliers was issued; and on what dates between the publication of the Competition Commission's report on the subject and the issuing of codes her Ministers and officials met (a) representatives of supermarkets and (b) representatives of agricultural and horticultural producers.

 (52930)

307  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on how each of the points in the OFT's letter of remedy on supermarket/supplier relations is met in the code of practice issued in October 2001.

 (52931)

308  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultation took place with (a) consumers' representatives and (b) members of the public on the code of practice on supermarket/supplier relations; whether a draft code was issued; and how many representations she received on the code (i) before and (ii) after its publication.

 (52932)

309  Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy that persons who abandon vehicles receive penalty points on their driving licence.

 (52591)

310  Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the new grant formula that will replace the SSA will (a) be improved and (b) address the needs of all classes of authority.

 (52469)

311  Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason district councils are not directly involved in local public service agreements; and what plans he has to extend them to district councils in the future.

 (52470)

312  Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure that district authorities have the flexibility to fund and deliver high quality public services to local people.

 (52467)

313  Mrs Annette L. Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he will take to ensure that the new finance system for local authorities provide an effective framework within which councils can initiate new and innovative ways of delivering customer-focused services and lead their communities.

 (52468)

314  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list, by project, the total Government support for regeneration projects in the Borough of Islington (a) for each of the last five years and (b) expected for 2002-03.

 (52273)

315  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list, by project, the total investment in housing capital improvements in Islington (a) for each of the past five years and (b) expected for 2002-03.

 (52272)

316  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his latest projected completion date is for upgrading the West Coast mainline (a) north and (b) south of the Scotland/England border.

 (52581)

317  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received on track safety issues between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

 (52580)

318  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many cars are registered to households in (a) Dumfries and Galloway region, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.

 (52905)

319  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of vehicles registered to households in (a) Dumfries and Galloway, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK are (i) diesel engined, (ii) petrol engined and (iii) powered by other means.

 (52904)

320  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the size of the UK registered merchant fleet was in each of the last five years.

 (52906)

321  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on recent changes to regulations regarding the transportation by road of radioactive material.

 (52688)

322  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the statutory harbour authorities in the UK broken down by (a) companies, (b) local authorities, (c) trusts and (d) other which had not completed implementation of the Port Marine Safety Code by 31st December 2001; what steps are being taken in each case to ensure compliance; and if he will make a statement.

 (52924)

323  Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes, have taken place in the last 12 months in flight paths into (a) Gatwick and (b) Stansted which have affected the number of flights above Walthamstow.

 (52958)

324  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many new railway stations have been opened since rail privatisation; how many new stations were planned at the time Railtrack went into administration; whether, in administration, Railtrack is continuing to plan to open those stations; when work will commence on the new station at Corsham; and if he will make a statement.

 (52338)

325  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he plans to publish his report on the economics of running a mobile home park.

 (52357)

326  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action he is taking to assist companies that are affected by delays and cancellations in the Channel Tunnel.

 (52544)

327  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what stage negotiations have reached with Meridian Delta on the sale of the Millennium Dome; when negotiations will be completed; and if he will make a statement.

 (52614)

328  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what additional resources he will make available to Gloucestershire County Council to maintain the A40 following de-trunking; and if he will make a statement.

 (52934)

329  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what effect the budget of 17th April will have on the transport system in Cheltenham.

 (52936)

330  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what resources he will make available to Gloucestershire County Council to upgrade the A436 prior to de-trunking the A40; and if he will make a statement.

 (52935)

331  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road barriers have been erected to increase safety and prevent road vehicles falling onto railway lines since the Selby crash.

 (52455)

332  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent measures have been taken to ensure adequate protection and fencing at intersections between roads and railways.

 (52456)

333  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the last safety audit of road and rail intersections in the UK was conducted; and what action has been taken to address highlighted concerns.

 (52457)

334  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road to rail accidents have been recorded in each year since 1997.

 (52458)

335  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many affordable housing units in (a) South Somerset, (b) Somerset and (c) the South West Region have (i) been sold under right to buy and (ii) been newly built, showing for each category the net change, in each year from 1991 to 2002.

 (52612)

336  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will determine the outcome of the appeal on the Work House in Willaton, Somerset.

 (52474)

337  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many NDPBs have ceased to exist since 1997.

 (52501)

338  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which NDPBs in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are accountable to the Government.

 (52509)

339  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continuance of unofficial safeguarding arrangements for (a) gliding sites and (b) other licensed and unlicensed aerodromes provided for in paragraph 9 of the annexe to Circular 2/29; and if he will make a statement.

 (52870)

340  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made on a safeguarding publication to be issued by the Civil Aviation Authority concerning the operators of unlicensed aerodromes and gliding sites; and if he will make a statement.

 (52871)

341  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress his Department has made on the revision of Circular 2/92; and if he will make a statement.

 (52869)

342  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52491)

343  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries have resulted from road accidents involving (i) the Fire Service and (ii) police cars; and how much compensation has been paid, in each of the last five years.

 (52249)

344  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what means, when voting electronically a voter can ascertain whether his vote has been recorded and counted.

 (52928)

345  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will notify applicants for electronic votes in the May elections whether their proposals have been authorised.

 (52927)

346  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in which areas he is considering applications for electronic voting in May.

 (52925)

347  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will redesignate the Rural Bus Challenge Fund to include (a) taxis and (b) ferries.

 (52445)

348  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the latest date is by which he will consider applications for electronic voting in May.

 (52926)

349  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he collates on the accessibility of residents of wards in England to (a) higher education, (b) further education, (c) general hospitals, (d) specialist hospitals, (e) nearest towns and cities and (f) other services.

 (52446)

350  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what arrangements will be in place to prevent personation of persons voting electronically.

 (52929)

351  Ms Claire Ward (Watford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the progress of the proposals for the Croxley Rail Link.

 (52521)

352  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road accident casualties involving (a) fatal injuries, (b) serious injuries and (c) slight injuries there were in (i) St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council area, (ii) Merseyside and (iii) the Northwest in each year from 1992 to 2001.

 (51619)

353  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has recently consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52490)

354  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which wards of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne are covered by the services of Employment Action teams; what criteria were used to determine the coverage of the teams; who set those criteria; and whether they are under review.

 (51486)

355  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the amendment of regulation 7 of the Housing Benefit regulations, effective in January 1999, excluded from entitlement to benefit those who previously owned the home they now rent.

 (52956)

356  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend the housing benefit regulations to take into account those individuals whose financial circumstances have changed between selling the property they continue to reside in, and making a claim for housing benefit.

 (52955)

357  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what systems are in place within the Jobcentre Plus network for pensioners to receive advice and assistance.

 (52579)

358  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what subjects and on which dates his Department has consulted organisations representing young people; and if he will list such organisations.

 (52489)

359  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps she is taking to reduce paperwork for teachers.

 [Question Unstarred]   (50361)

360  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the direct payments made to secondary schools announced in the Budget will be made to sixth form colleges.

 [Transferred]   (52344)

361  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many heavy goods vehicles were fitted with particulate traps in 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (52587)

362  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what pensions and benefits are available for war veterans.

 [Transferred]   (52473)



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