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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 15 May 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 15 May 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.
 


 

WEDNESDAY 15th MAY

1  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the mandate of the Committee on the Community action programme in the field of civil protection is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56807)

2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, for what reason the register of interests relating to the Church Commissioners is not available for public inspection; and if he will make a statement

 (55477)

3  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the mandate of the Contact Committee for Implementation of the Television without frontiers Directive is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56721)

4  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the mandate of the Committee on the export of cultural goods is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56788)

5  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 25th March, Official Report, column 576W, on Landmark projects, when she will write to the honourable Member for Portsmouth South; and if she will make a statement.

 (56653)

6  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on Sport England's plans in respect of Crystal Palace sports stadium, with special reference to the financial implications of surrrendering its lease.

 (57088)

7  Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures the Government is undertaking to enable the reception of audio description digital terrestrial television programmes.

 (56641)

8  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bids have been received for the sale of an equity share in QinetiQ; and what proportion of the equity is proposed for sale.

 (56637)

9  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whom he has appointed as non-executive chair of QinetiQ; and what other interests the person has.

 (56625)

10  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the bids for an equity share in QinetiQ will be judged against (a) commercial, (b) industrial and (c) strategic considerations; and if he will make a statement.

 (56638)

11  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what capability will be available in 2006 to replace the withdrawn Sea Harriers; and if he will make a statement.

 (56684)

12  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what extra capability the £600 million of UK specific requirement for the Joint Strike Fighter will provide; and if he will make a statement.

 (56693)

13  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the delays in the delivery of the first Eurofighter and on the cost of these delays.

 (56694)

14  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what basis the decision on the timing of the withdrawal of the Sea Harrier was made; and if he will make a statement.

 (56686)

15  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of a lack of BVRAAM on the Eurofighter's operational ability; and if he will make a statement.

 (56685)

16  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what off-the-shelf options are being evaluated to replace the Medium Range Trigat; how much they cost; and if he will make a statement.

 (56688)

17  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the benefits of integrating the Sea Harrier's specific capabilities on to the remaining GR Harriers; and if he will make a statement.

 (56683)

18  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 8th May, Official Report, column 181W, how many (a) women and (b) men in the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) RAF are in a downgraded medical category; to which category they belong and the percentage of trained strength this represents; and if he will make a statement.

 (56171)

19  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 8th May, Official Report, column 181W, if he will list the medical categories used by the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF; and if he will make a statement.

 (56170)

20  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF are pregnant; what rules and regulations govern the treatment and deployments of pregnant service personnel; and if he will make a statement.

 (56172)

21  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what value he estimates attaches to the Throckmorton airfield within QineteQ's property portfolio (a) as currently developed, (b) with an asylum accommodation centre on the airfield and (c) with planning permission for a science park.

 (57085)

22  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what factors are taken into account when determining which organisations investigate the circumstances of a death or serious injury of a member of Her Majesty's armed forces on his Department's property.

 (56696)

23  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members or employees of Her Majesty's armed forces have died by self-inflicted injuries in and around military premises in each of the past eight years, indicating (a) the date of death of each person, (b) their gender, age and ethnic origin, (c) the military premises on which the fatal incident occurred and (d) the location, date and verdict of the inquest.

 (56697)

24  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many violent incidents involving (a) injury and (b) death of Her Majesty's forces personnel stationed or present at the Deep Cut barracks have been (i) reported in the past eight years to the army medical services and (ii) sent on for treatment at a local hospital; and if he will make a statement.

 (56698)

25  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56720)

26  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the mandate of the Committee on the second general system for the recognition of professional education and training is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56763)

27  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the mandate of the Co-ordination Group to promote uniformity of application of the general system for the recognition of higher education diplomas (first general system) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56754)

28  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the mandate of the Tempus Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56718)

29  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the mandate of the Socrates Committee (and Erasmus and Comenius Subcommittees) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56717)

30  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacancies for academic staff teaching applied science and technology subjects at (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) sixth forms in schools there were in England broken down by by region, at the beginning of each academic year since 1997.

 (56164)

31  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what efficiency gains were factored in the funding awards made to (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) schools with a sixth form in each year since 1997.

 (56166)

32  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the percentage increase in funding per year per student studying applied science and technology subjects was, using 1997 as a base of 100, in each year since 1997, awarded to (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) schools with a sixth form in each year since 1997.

 (56168)

33  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what efficiency gains have been factored in to funding awards proposed for (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) schools with a sixth form in England in each of the next five years.

 (56165)

34  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the median salary for the academic staff teaching applied science and technology subjects was in England, broken down by region at (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) schools with a sixth form in each year since 1997.

 (56167)

35  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to increase the funding of further education colleges in England over the next five years.

 (56169)

36  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many places were provided in school holiday schemes in each of the past five years.

 (56956)

37  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many playgroups there were in each of the past five years; and how many places were provided by playgroups in each of those years.

 (56954)

38  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools had over (i) 10 per cent., (ii) 25 per cent. and (iii) 50 per cent. of pupils who were asylum seekers' children in each of the last five years.

 (56874)

39  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) cattle, (b) sheep, (c) pigs and (d) other animals were slaughtered during the foot and mouth outbreak on the basis of (i) contiguous premises, (ii) three kilometre premises, (iii) slaughter on suspicion and (iv) other reasons as a result of the two infected premises which returned positive blood tests in Wigtownshire; and how many animals of each type were slaughtered on the infected premises themselves.

 (56623)

40  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the US Government concerning proposals to increase subsidies to US farmers; and if she will make a statement.

 (56622)

41  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals, by type, were slaughtered during the foot and mouth outbreak on the 13 infected premises in Wigtownshire which returned negative blood tests.

 (56624)

42  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56805)

43  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the Directive on protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56801)

44  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Management Committee for Fisheries products is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56742)

45  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the air quality limit values and guide values for sulphur dioxide and suspended particulates is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56811)

46  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on the monitoring mechanism of emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the Community is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56729)

47  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on implementation of the Directive establishing a Community policy regarding water is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56840)

48  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of the Directive on air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56812)

49  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the Directive on a limit value for lead in the air is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56813)

50  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on veterinary training is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56760)

51  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the Directive on the incineration of hazardous waste is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56726)

52  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Standing Committee for implementation of the Directive on the marketing of biocidal products is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56822)

53  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on training in architecture is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56761)

54  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the Directive concerning integrated pollution prevention and control is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56727)

55  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress and implemention of the Directive on waste is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56837)

56  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of the Directive on procedures for the surveillance and monitoring of environments concerned by waste from the titanium dioxide industry is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56825)

57  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress and the implementation of the Directive on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56815)

58  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56819)

59  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of legislation on ambient air quality assessment and management is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56810)

60  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress and implementation of the Directive on urban waste-water treatment is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56800)

61  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress and application of the Community award scheme for an eco-label is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56728)

62  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on evaluation and control of the risks of existing products is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56823)

63  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the Directive on water intended for human consumption is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56795)

64  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the Directive on the quality of fresh waters needing protection or improvement in order to support fish life is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56798)

65  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso II) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56808)

66  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the Directive on methods of measurement of sampling and analysis of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water in the member states is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56796)

67  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation of technical and scientific progress and implementation of the Directive on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically-modified organisms; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56821)

68  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the Community framework for co-coperation in the field of accidental or deliberate marine pollution is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56809)

69  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of the decision establishing a common procedure for the exchange of information on the quality of surface fresh water in the Community is; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56799)

70  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Group of experts appointed by the Euratom Scientific and Technical Committee to address radioactive effluents (Article 37) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56827)

71  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Management Committee on application of the Directive on the standardisation and rationalisation of reports on the implementation of certain directives relating to the environment is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56802)

72  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the Fisheries and Acquaculture sector is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56743)

73  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress and for the implementation of the Directive on contained use of genetically-modified micro-organisms is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56820)

74  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56724)

75  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee for the implementation of the Directive on the limitation of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain activities and installations is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56817)

76  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Management Committee for the control and production of substances that deplete the ozone layer (SAO) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56730)

77  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on the Directive on packaging and packaging waste is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56838)

78  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the Directive on the prevention and reduction of environmental pollution by asbestos is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56818)

79  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56731)

80  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of the Directive on bathing water is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months is; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56797)

81  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Management Committee for the Fisheries and Acquaculture sector is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56744)

82  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the transportation of radioactive waste (surveillance and control) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56722)

83  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Scientific review group for the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56806)

84  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Group of experts appointed by the Euratom Scientific and Technical Committee to address basic standards (Article 31) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56826)

85  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the Directive relating to the availability of consumer information on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions in respect of the marketing of new passenger cars is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56816)

86  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (habitat) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56804)

87  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Euratom Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (CST) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56732)

88  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the Directive on the protection of the environment and in particular of the soil when sewage sludge is used in agriculture is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56839)

89  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the Directive on conservation of wild birds (ORNIS) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56803)

90  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee for the implementation of the Directive on the reduction of the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56814)

91  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the mandate of the Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of the provisions on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of dangerous substances and preparations is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56824)

92  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many consultation documents and consultative drafts of legislation have been issued by her Department since January 2001; and what proportion of these have observed Criterion 5 of the Code of Practice on Written Consultation.

 (57006)

93  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of how the production of an integrated assessment of the state of the seas, as proposed in the Government's first marine stewardship report, will contribute to the conservation of the marine environment.

 (56045)

94  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether spatial planning of the marine environment will take account of the review of regulations affecting development in coastal waters.

 (56046)

95  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on pollution in the River Ribble.

 (56690)

96  
N  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the appointment of the Offical Verderer for the New Forest.

 (54913)

97  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department will publish interim and final results from studies on possible health effects associated with landfill sites.

 (56850)

98  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for landfill sites in UK of the Eurohazcon study on landfill sites throughout Europe.

 (56851)

99  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will respond to the letters from the honourable Member for Milton Keynes South West of 21st October and 13th December 2001, purusant to her oral statement of 18th October 2001, Official Report, column 1288.

 (56848)

100  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies her Department is sponsoring to investigate possible health effects associated with landfill sites.

 (56849)

101  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received regarding the future of the state veterinary service in Scotland.

 (56324)

102  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change the state veterinary service in Scotland.

 (56325)

103  Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the taxation of small firms that trade as (a) limited companies and (b) unincorporated businesses.

 (56853)

104  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 1st May, Official Report, column 880W, on taxation, what the annual income to the Inland Revenue from forward contracts was for each year since 1988; and whether those who have benefited from forward contract arrangements which have ended are paying taxation in the normal way.

 (55478)

105  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with customs valuation is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56773)

106  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Committee on mutual assistance for the recovery of claims is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56793)

107  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with customs procedures with economic impact is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56775)

108  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Committee on administrative co-operation in the field of indirect taxation including the Fiscalis programme (SCAC) and considering anti-fraud (SCAF) measures is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56794)

109  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs 2002 Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56789)

110  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with duty free arrangements is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56783)

111  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Committee on administrative co-operation in the field of indirect taxtation, including the Fiscalis programme (SCAC), and considering information technology, is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56715)

112  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee on the recovery of claims is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56786)

113  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with recovery of claims is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56772)

114  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with customs warehouses and free zones is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56774)

115  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on value added tax is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56792)

116  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Contact Committee European economic interest grouping is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56767)

117  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Committee on Excise Duties is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56716)

118  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Committee on administrative co-operation in the field of indirect taxation, including the Fiscalis programme (SCACF) and considering training measures, is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56714)

119  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with general customs rules is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56771)

120  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consultation documents and consultative drafts of legislation have been issued by his Department since January 2001; and what proportion of these have observed Criterion 5 of the Code of Practice on Written Consultation.

 (57010)

121  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates to be the extra tax revenue generated in the first year by the rise in national insurance employer contributions to companies employing fewer than (a) 10 and (b) 20 people.

 (56691)

122  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to revise government statistics to take account of recent research into human longevity.

 (56913)

123  Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs Council held in Brussels on 13th May; what the Government's stance was on the issues discussed, including its voting record; and if he will make a statement.

 (57003)

124  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action has been taken by United Kingdom representatives at the United Nations to ensure the people of the Western Sahara have the opportunity to vote on their future in a referendum; and if he will make a statement.

 (56587)

125  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Libyan authorities about the crash report on flight LAA1103.

 (57017)

126  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of meetings held in the last six months between his staff at the Tripoli Embassy and the Libyan authorities on the subject of a crash report into flight LAA1103.

 (57016)

127  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with other EU states bordering the Mediterranean on additional steps to take to control the illegal entry of asylum seekers into the EU.

 (56912)

128  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of the 9th May, Official Report, column 310W, on East Timor, why no information about the deaths of British citizens Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters killed in East Timor in 1975 was passed by the British Government to their families between 1975 and 1994.

 (57023)

129  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on training in nursing is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56756)

130  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Committee of senior officials on public health is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56753)

131  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Pharmaceutical Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56762)

132  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on medical training is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56755)

133  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the training of dental practitioners is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56758)

134  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the training of chemists is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56759)

135  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the training of midwives is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56757)

136  Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when will appointments to the Reconfiguration Panel be completed; and whether (a) Kent and Canterbury, (b) Royal Hospital Haslar, (c) Solihull Hospital, (d) Kidderminster Hospital and (e) West Cornwall Hospital Penzance will be referred to the Panel.

 (57093)

137  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to decide which NHS nurses in mid-Essex will receive the new living allowances; and whether auxiliary nurses without an NVQ qualification will receive the allowances.

 (56490)

138  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 8th May, Official Report, column 262W, on the NHS Plan (Newcastle), what requests were received from each source for intermediate care funding in the Northern and Yorkshire Region; how much they were for; which were (a) approved and (b) rejected; and what share of the national allocation was granted to the Northern and Yorkshire Region.

 (56621)

139  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the proposed closure of the Galloway's Home for the Blind, Penwortham, near Preston.

 (56692)

140  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what he estimates will be the average cost to general practitioners of opting out of 24 hour responsibility.

 (56919)

141  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 6th March, Official Report, column 451W, what significant and complex issues have been found by the Department with regard to the franchising and tendering of NHS catering.

 (57025)

142  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS estate was compliant with fire safety requirements in each of the last five financial years; and what the outstanding cost is of related repairs as of the end of the current financial year.

 (56944)

143  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many CAT scanners there are in London.

 (56946)

144  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many family centre places are provided by local authorities.

 (56957)

145  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) assessment beds, (b) rehabilitation beds and (c) beds in pre-discharge flats there are in the medium secure unit at the Littlemore Hospital in Oxfordshire.

 (56951)

146  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 7th March, Official Report, column 546W, what the Department's definition of a permanent memorial or marker is.

 (56992)

147  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women were screened for breast cancer in each of the last five years.

 (56910)

148  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pharmacies were covered by the Essential Small Pharmacies Scheme in each of the last five years.

 (57026)

149  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 771W, what assessment the Department has made of the reasons underlying the forecast fall in levels of blood donation by 17 year olds.

 (57110)

150  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what rehabilitation services are offered to former coalminers and steelworkers in South Yorkshire.

 (56936)

151  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of general practitioners he estimates will opt out of 24 hour responsibility.

 (56918)

152  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the NHS estate was compliant with health and safety requirements at the end of each of the last five financial years; and what the outstanding cost is of repairs as of the end of the current financial year.

 (56943)

153  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much central government funding is being given to the Richard House Children's Hospice.

 (56963)

154  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Chief Executive and (b) Director of Performance Management at the South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust, criticised at the time of the publication of the Audit Commission report into inappropriate adjustments of waiting lists, now hold in the NHS.

 (56925)

155  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what diagnostic and treatment centres are planned under the NHS plan; when (a) construction is due to commence and (b) schemes will be completed; and what the cost is of each scheme.

 (56940)

156  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of running each of the high security infectious diseases units in each of the past five years.

 (56996)

157  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each of the last five years have received the pneumococcal vaccine.

 (56921)

158  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 1121W, on waiting lists, when the results of the regional office reviews of the listed trusts will be (a) completed and (b) published.

 (57024)

159  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Chief Executive and (b) Deputy Chief Executive at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, criticised at the time of the publication of the Audit Commission report into inappropriate adjustments of waiting lists, now hold in the NHS.

 (56922)

160  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were waiting over six months on the in-patient waiting list in each month since January 2001.

 (56961)

161  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) medium-sized and (b) major hospital schemes are planned under the NHS plan; when (i) construction is due to commence and (ii) schemes will be completed; and what the cost is of each scheme.

 (56939)

162  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what community provision is made for diabetes sufferers in Bradford.

 (56941)

163  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elderly patients have received community-based psychiatric provision in each of the last five years.

 (56958)

164  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many of the GP premises due to be modernised work will have been (a) started and (b) completed by 1st April; and what financial resources will be needed to complete this work by March 2004.

 (56942)

165  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS wheelchairs were in use in each of the last five years.

 (56947)

166  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of hypothermia there were in Tyne and Wear in each year since 1997.

 (56933)

167  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many intensive treatment units there are in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.

 (56916)

168  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason BCG vaccinations are not offered in (a) Oxfordshire, (b) Avon and (c) York and Selby.

 (56995)

169  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pharmacies there were in rural areas in each of the past five years.

 (57022)

170  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the new one-stop primary care centres will have been (a) started and (b) completed by 1st April; and what financial resources will be needed to complete this work by March 2004.

 (56945)

171  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the additional intermediate care beds are in (a) general and acute hospitals, (b) cottage hospitals, (c) patients' own homes, (d) care homes and (e) bed and breakfast accommodation.

 (56962)

172  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many leading chef dishes are on the new NHS menus; what they are; and how many hospitals have introduced each dish.

 (56964)

173  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the bed capacity was of each community and cottage hospital in Northumberland in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001.

 (56935)

174  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many places in after-school clubs were provided in each of the past five years.

 (56955)

175  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what diseases patients were admitted, and how many patients there were in each case, to each of the high security infectious disease units in each of the past five years.

 (57002)

176  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average proportion of the cost of a wheelchair covered by a voucher was in each of the last five years.

 (56948)

177  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average number of hours worked per week by general practitioners is.

 (56911)

178  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Chief Executive and (b) General Manager in Surgery and Specialist Services at Redbridge Health Care NHS Trust, criticised at the time of the publication of the Audit Commission report into inappropriate adjustments of waiting lists, now hold in the NHS.

 (56923)

179  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were recorded as suffering from food allergies in each of the last five years.

 (56909)

180  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff accommodation units there are at the Littlemore Hospital in Oxfordshire.

 (56950)

181  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Chief Executive and (b) Assistant Director of Operations (Surgery) at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust criticised at the time of the publication of the Audit Commission report into inappropriate adjustments of waiting lists now held in the NHS.

 (56926)

182  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which 10 architectural partnerships have received the most commissions since 1997 from the NHS; and how much money each has each received for its work.

 (56931)

183  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation regarding the pneumococcal vaccine.

 (56917)

184  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the staffing levels were at each high security infectious diseases unit in each of the past five years.

 (56997)

185  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the expenditure was in (a) Manchester, (b) Salford and (c) Trafford on mental health services in each of the past five years.

 (56934)

186  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in each of the last five years were treated in the high security infectious disease units in (a) London and (b) Newcastle.

 (57001)

187  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Admissions Department Manager, (b) two directors of operations and (c) Chief Executive, criticised at the time of the Trust enquiry into waiting list maladministration at the Barts and the London NHS Trust, now hold in the NHS.

 (56929)

188  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th April, Official Report, column 1179-80, what complex issues in the healthcare aspects of the protection of vulnerable adults scheme have caused the delay in implementation.

 (57090)

189  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 17th April, Official Report, column 1017W, in what format the results of PEAT evaluations of hospital food will be published.

 (57092)

190  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 167W, how (a) his Department and (b) the local primary care trust is measuring the success of attempts to increase uptake of cervical screening amongst Asian women.

 (57094)

191  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of BCG and Tuberculin PPD vaccination stocks was on 31st March in each of the past five years.

 (56998)

192  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether pneumococcal vaccine will be added to the flu campaign for the elderly.

 (56920)

193  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) women and (b) women from the Asian community have used the community-based colposcopy service in Luton.

 (56938)

194  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what position the Chief Executive at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust criticised at the time of publication of the Audit Commission report into inappropriate adjustments of waiting lists now holds in the NHS.

 (56927)

195  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17th April, Official Report, column 1019W, what the cost per tube was of toothpaste distributed; what areas of the country were targeted for the project; and what evaluation of the scheme has taken place.

 (57091)

196  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of E coli infection there were in each of the last five years.

 (56959)

197  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Chief Executive and (b) Director of Operations at the Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, criticised at the time of the publication of the Audit Commission report into inappropriate adjustments of waiting lists, now hold in the NHS.

 (56924)

198  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on evaluating (a) traditional and (b) alternative medicines in each of the past five years.

 (56960)

199  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many out-of-area referrals were made in the NHS in each of the last five years.

 (56949)

200  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meetings Ministers from his Department had with members of the advisory task force on utilising front-line NHS staff; and when.

 (56993)

201  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many homes in Tyne and Wear have been insulated as a result of health action zone campaigns.

 (56932)

202  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many places there were in day nurseries in each of the past five years; and how many day nurseries there were in each of those years.

 (56952)

203  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what positions the (a) Chief Executive and (b) the Chief Operating Officer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, criticised in the Audit Commission report into inappopriate adjustments in waiting lists, now hold in the NHS.

 (56930)

204  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered childminders there were in each of the past five years.

 (56953)

205  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether Enbrel will be prescribed for arthritis on the NHS.

 (56915)

206  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the NHS Plan 48 hour access target will apply in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.

 (56928)

207  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultation he has had with nurse managers concerning the return of nurses to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (56652)

208  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the interoperability of the new ambulance radio system with those of other emergency services; and if he will make a statement.

 (56682)

209  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance is provided to those nurses wishing to return to the NHS for (a) tuition fees, (b) subsistence and (c) travel costs; and if he will make a statement.

 (56711)

210  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified health visitors are available to supervise the return of nurses to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (56710)

211  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent consultation he has had with health visitors as to the supervision of nurses returning to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (56654)

212  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of those nurses who have indicated they wish to return to the NHS he calculates have home commitments that prevent them from attending the necessary out of area training sessions; where such courses are available; how long they are; what the cost of the courses was in the last 12 months and if he will make a statement.

 (56712)

213  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses who wish to return to the NHS have so far been offered places; how long on average they have been out of practice; and if he will make a statement.

 (56709)

214  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers doctors possess to prescribe drugs in contravention of local authority policy; what drugs have been prescribed by doctors against local authority policy; how many people have received drugs against local policy in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (56708)

215  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value was of contracts awarded for supply of (a) BCG vaccines, (b) Tuberculin PPD solutions and (c) influenza vaccines in the last 12 months.

 (56655)

216  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates (a) tenders were sought and (b) contracts were awarded for supply of (i) BCG vaccines, (ii) Tuberculin PPD solutions and (iii) Influenza vaccine in the last 12 months.

 (56656)

217  Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to record nursery children having a single (a) measles, (b) mumps and (c) rubella vaccination.

 (57138)

218  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Social Care Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56870)

219  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Clinical Assessment Authority at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56859)

220  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the General Dental Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56872)

221  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the General Optical Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56871)

222  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Retained Organs Commission at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56856)

223  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the General Chiropractic Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56873)

224  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the National Patient Safety Agency at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56858)

225  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the National Care Standards Commission at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56857)

226  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Modernisation Agency at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56860)

227  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Medicines Control Agency at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56855)

228  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in his Department at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56863)

229  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the National Health Service Litigation Authority at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56862)

230  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the General Medical Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56866)

231  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56864)

232  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the General Osteopathic Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56869)

233  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Health Professions Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56868)

234  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the Nursing and Midwifery Council at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56867)

235  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is (a) age range of patients accepted for treatment on the NHS, (b) age at which female NHS patients begin treatment and (c) waiting times for NHS patients on the lists at assisted conception units in England with NHS lists is the average.

 (57012)

236  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NICE report on access to fertility treatment will be published.

 (57021)

237  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the assisted conception units in England with NHS lists on which patients are prioritised by (a) age, (b) other factors and (c) date of referral.

 (57011)

238  Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will use the additional funds announced in the Budget for social care to make mandatory the discretionary disregard for carers who remain in the property of the person they are caring for when that person requires care in a care home.

 (57019)

239  Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will amend the Assessment of Resources Regulations 1992 to include a mandatory disregard of property in situations where a carer who is aged under 60 or is not a relative of the person he is caring for remains in the property of that person when that person moves into a care home.

 (57018)

240  Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which agency in his Department owns Cane Hill, Coulsdon.

 (56907)

241  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the nature and effect of staff shortages at the speech and language therapy service based at the Central Health Clinic in Southampton.

 (57086)

242  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there are for speech and language therapists; and if he will make a statement.

 (57087)

243  Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sum was made available for cancer treatment in the financial year 2002-03 at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust; what sum for cancer treatment at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells was sought for 2002-03; and what changes have been made to the allocation of resources for 2002-03 for cancer treatment at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

 (57004)

244  Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the waiting list times are for (a) CT scans, (b) MRI scans, (c) angiograms and (d) radiotherapy in each NHS trust in England and Wales at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (56914)

245  Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether waiting list data is collected centrally, in England and Wales, for the period between diagnosis and treatment for cancer.

 (57020)

246  Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to develop an occupational health service for the police.

 (56908)

247  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Beaconsfield of 9th May, Official Report, column 322W, how many and what percentage of financial disclosures were received by the National Criminal Intelligence Service in 2000, broken down by category of source; and what was the average number of financial disclosures for each relevant member of staff at NCIS in that year.

 (56626)

248  Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the economic cost of drug misuse in the last year for which figures are available.

 (56713)

249  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding will be given to extra training of emergency services staff to deal with the possible threat from large scale terrorist attacks; and if he will make a statement.

 (56676)

250  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the compatibility of the radio system used by police officers in Lancashire with the one used by the Greater Manchester Police Force; and what plans he has to improve the systems.

 (56994)

251  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made by the (a) Ministerial Committee on Animal Rights Extremism and (b) police unit within the National Crime Squad on violent animal rights protests.

 (57015)

252  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sites were considered for asylum accommodation centres before the shortlist of eight was agreed; and if he will list the other sites considered and the reasons for their exclusion.

 (57089)

253  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who is negotiating on behalf of the Government with Severn Waste Services for the purchase of land necessary to construct an access road to the Throckmorton site for a possible asylum accommodation centre; and if he will make a statement.

 (57113)

254  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support is provided by by his Department to the families of prisoners who have died in Her Majesty's prisons.

 (56854)

255  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her written Answer of 9th May, Official Report, column 285W, on Tanzania, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian consequences of her decision to withhold aid from Tanzania; and when she expects aid to resume.

 (57005)

256  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her EU colleagues regarding the EU's response to the food shortages in Malawi.

 (56970)

257  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department is responding to the recent floods in East Africa.

 (56969)

258  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is being done to prevent violence against Pashtuns in Afghanistan.

 (56967)

259  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the rights of women in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.

 (56966)

260  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the extent of violence against Pashtuns in Afghanistan.

 (56968)

261  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many internally displaced people there are in Afghanistan; and what assistance is being provided to them.

 (56965)

262  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action she plans to take at the Development Council Meeting at the end of May to promote the pursuit of the millennium development goals for Education.

 (56163)

263  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his policy is on the release of papers from the Public Record Office relating to the Royal Family; how these rules differ according to whether the relevant member of the Royal Family is (a) alive and (b) dead; and what considerations as to the potential embarassment caused by a release of papers apply in respect of (i) living and (ii) dead members of the Royal Family.

 (55741)

264  Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will implement the full recommendations contained in the Criminal Justice Review, with particular reference to the role of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

 (56650)

265  Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will appoint the international judge to address the six issues of concern identified in the July 2001 Weston Park talks.

 (56651)

266  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the role he has asked Ms C. Booth QC to play in connection with government policy formulation.

 (55834)

267  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the official functions which he has asked Ms C. Booth QC to undertake since 1st January 2000.

 (55835)

268  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the public accountability of Ms C. Booth QC in respect of activities she undertakes which contribute to the work of government.

 (55836)

269  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, whether Lord Birt was present at the recent transport seminar chaired by Ms C. Booth QC.

 (55837)

270  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those who attended the recent seminar on transport at No 10 Downing Street chaired by Ms C. Booth QC.

 (55838)

271  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy that seminars held at No. 10 Downing Street will henceforth be chaired by elected Ministers.

 (55742)

272  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent transport seminar at 10 Downing Street chaired by Ms C. Booth QC.

 (55743)

273  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the dates since 1st May 1997 on which Ms C. Booth QC has chaired seminars at 10 Downing Street listing in each case (a) the subject under discussion and (b) which Ministers attended.

 (55744)

274  Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the statement of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions of 9th May, Official Report, column 303, if (a) he, (b) his political and press advisers, (c) other Downing Street staff and (d) Ministers discussed this recommendation with (i) the Cabinet Secretary and (ii) his staff prior to the recommendation being made to the Permanent Secretary to the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions that he should make such a statement.

 (57013)

275  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Solicitor General, how many requests for referral of a sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue lenience were received by her Department after the expiry of the 28 day time limit for such referrals in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

 (56586)

276  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the multiannual Community programme to stimulate the development and use of European digital content on the global networks and to promote linguistic diversity in the information society e-Content is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56741)

277  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on economic outward-processing arrangements for textiles is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56787)

278  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on fees, implementation rules and the procedure of the boards of appeal of the Office for harmonization in the internal market (trademarks and designs) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56766)

279  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee for the development of the internal market in postal services and the improvement of the quality of service is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56752)

280  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Contact Committee on combating money laundering is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56749)

281  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the multiannual Community action plan on promoting the safe use of the internet is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56739)

282  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the multiannual Community programme to stimulate the establishment of the information society in Europe is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56733)

283  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with tariff quotas is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56785)

284  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee for the application of the rules on the manufacture and placing on the market of certain substances used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotiopic substances is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56790)

285  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on public contracts is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56747)

286  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with favourable tariff treatment (nature of end-use of goods) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56781)

287  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with the single administrative document is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56778)

288  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on electronic signatures is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56734)

289  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Accounting Directives Contact Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56768)

290  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with origin is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56782)

291  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on checks for conformity with the rules on product safety in the case of products imported from third countries is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56751)

292  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on projects of common interest in the field of trans-European telecommunications networks (TEN-telecom) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56740)

293  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on telecommunications procurement (ACTP) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56737)

294  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on security of information systems (SOS-GIS) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56738)

295  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee for the application of the Regulation authorising voluntary participation by undertakings in the industrial sector in eco-Community the co-management and audit scheme (EMAS) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56725)

296  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Committee on general authorisations and individual licences in the field of telecommunications services is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56736)

297  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of open network provision (ONP) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if she will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 (56735)

298  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many consultation documents and consultative drafts of legislation have been issued by her Department since January 2001; and what proportion of these have observed Criterion 5 of the Code of Practice on Written Consultation.

 (57009)

299  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if her Department was represented at the hearings on the report published by the European Parliament's STOA programme on possible toxic effects from the nuclear reprocessing plants at Sellafield and La Hague held in the European Parliament on 17th and 18th April.

 (54857)

300  Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to undertake a study of the (a) economic and (b) geological prospects of the Selby coalfield.

 (56687)

301  Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Sunderland South of 8th March, regarding US tariffs on imports of menswear from the United Kingdom.

 (56852)

302  Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the decision of Consignia to close the Dartford Parcelforce Depot.

 (57111)

303  
N  
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will support the introduction of a community fund levy on new contracts awarded for the decommissioning and site restoration work at the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness; and if she will make a statement.

 (56585)

304  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on access for Community air carriers to intra-Community air routes is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56828)

305  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee on application of the legislation on the minimum level of training for seafarers and the recognition of certificates issued by training institutes or administrations of third countries (STCW) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56833)

306  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Implementation Committee on minimum requirements for vessels bound for or leaving Community ports and carrying dangerous or polluting goods is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56835)

307  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee on application of the legislation on access to the ground handling market at Community airports is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56831)

308  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee for the implementation of the Regulation establishing an instrument for structural policies for pre-accession (ISPA) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56769)

309  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee on the transfer of ships from one register to another within the Community is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56836)

310  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee on the movement of air or sea passengers' baggage (principles) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56791)

311  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee on the harmonisation of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56830)

312  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the development and reconversion of regions is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56770)

313  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on unfair pricing practices in marine transport is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56832)

314  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Advisory Committee on the definition and use of comparative technical and operating standards and specifications for the procurement of air traffic management equipment and systems is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 (56829)

315  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many consultation documents and consultative drafts of legislation have been issued by his Department since January 2001; and what proportion of these have observed Criterion 5 of the Code of Practice on Written Consultation.

 (57007)

316  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how the Government intends to combine simplification of the coastal development regulatory system with continuing to protect the marine environment and maintain stakeholder involvement.

 (56047)

317  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has (a) to update the Public Service Vehicles (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations 1990 and (b) to issue guidance to the operators of public service vehicles in relation to the reasonable precautions to be taken to ensure safety of passengers after they have entered a vehicle but before they have become seated.

 (56844)

318  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, under what mechanism the date of the local elections were moved to 8th May in 1996; whether this mechanism will be implemented in May 2003; and if he will make a statement.

 (56843)

319  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what improvements have been made to rural transport in Cumbria to increase access to health services.

 (57000)

320  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the local housing authorities who have transferred their council house stock to date to alternative landlords and give in each case (a) the grant from Government to write off debt, (b) the total cost to the local authority in professional fees, (c) other relevant costs of the transfer and (d) the capital receipt.

 (56695)

321  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many staff were employed in the Health and Safety Executive at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clincial contact with NHS patients.

 (56865)

322  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many staff were employed in the Audit Commission at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (56861)

323  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many telephone lines are dedicated to deal with members of the public who contact the Benefits Agency in Blackpool by way of its telephone hotline service.

 (56649)

324  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average response time is of the Benefits Agency in Blackpool to messages left by members of the public on its hotline telephone service.

 (56645)

325  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations his Department has received on the effectiveness of the hotline telephone service provided by the Benefits Agency in Blackpool.

 (56643)

326  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what checks are made on the response times of the Benefits Agency in Blackpool to (a) messages and (b) queries made through their hotline telephone service by members of the public.

 (56647)

327  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to increase the number of telephone lines to deal with members of the public who contact the Benefits Agency in Blackpool through its hotline telephone service.

 (56642)

328  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the hotline telephone service available to members of the public from the Benefits Agency in Blackpool.

 (56646)

329  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken to advertise the telephone hotline service for the Benefits Agency in Blackpool which is available to members of the public.

 (56644)

330  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls the Benefits Agency in Blackpool received via its hotline telephone number for members of the public in each year since the hotline number was set up.

 (56648)

331  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many consultation documents and consultative drafts of legislation have been issued by his Department since January 2001; and what proportion of these have observed Criterion 5 of the Code of Practice on Written Consultation.

 (57008)

332  Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his programme to enable people receiving disability benefit to take employment.

 (57112)

333  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from ethnic minorities in (a) Hackney, (b) Newham and (c) Tower Hamlets have obtained jobs through the New Deal for Young People in each year since it was established.

 (56999)

334  Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the savings achieved under the Change programme.

 (57139)

335  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the mandate of the Leonardo da Vinci Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if she will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56719)

336  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the mandate of the Committee overseeing the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56723)

337  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many teenage pregnancies there were in each of the last five years in (a) Lambeth, (b) Southwark and (c) Lewisham.

 [Transferred]   (56937)

338  Martin Linton (Battersea): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful prosecutions of animal rights activists have occurred since the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 came into force; and what sentences were handed down.

 [Transferred]   (57014)

339  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Banking Advisory Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56748)

340  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Contact Committee on certain schemes for collective investment in securities is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56764)

341  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with counterfeit and pirated goods is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56776)

342  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Insurance Committee is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56750)

343  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the mandate of the Group on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56746)

344  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the European Securities Committee is; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56765)

345  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the mandate of the Committee on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56745)

346  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the mandate of the Committee on application of the legislation on application of tonnage measurement of ballast spaces in segregated ballast of oil tankers is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56834)

347  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with tariff and statistical nomenclature is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56784)

348  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average (a) time and (b) cost has been for registering a regional food in the last 12 months; and what assistance including advertising, her Department provides to organisations wishing to register a regional food.

 [Transferred]   (56842)

349  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many regional foods are registered in (a) Angus, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK.

 [Transferred]   (56846)

350  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice is given by her Department to organisations wishing to register a regional food.

 [Transferred]   (56845)

351  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many regional foods are registered in each other EU member state.

 [Transferred]   (56847)

352  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with the movement of air or sea passengers' baggage (technical problems) is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56779)

353  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mandate of the Customs Code Committee dealing with transit is; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; what the UK representation on it is; what the annual cost of its work is to public funds; if he will list the items currently under its consideration; if he will take steps to increase its accountability and transparency to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (56780)

354  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received from Eurostar on pet passports and guide dogs.

 [Transferred]   (56906)

355  Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to help residents of care and nursing homes who pay their own fees from Civil Service Pensions cope with the increases to their fees above inflation.

 [Transferred]   (57137)



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