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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 24 May 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 24 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.
 


 

FRIDAY 24th MAY

1  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, what refurbishment projects (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59771)

2  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps the Government Offices for the Regions are taking to deliver the Prime Minister's Better Public Buildings Initiative.

 (59831)

3  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59764)

4  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59964)

5  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59979)

6  Tony Wright (Cannock Chase): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the statutes which require public bodies to make reports to Parliament.

 (59749)

7  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research her Department undertook into the risk of an increase in problem gambling before it published 'A Safe Bet for Success'.

 (59809)

8  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings her Department held with groups working with problem gamblers before the publication of 'A Safe Bet for Success'.

 (59810)

9  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on releasing reports and documents that (a) it and (b) its agencies, have commissioned; how long after receiving reports and documents that her Department has commissioned her Department publishes them; what her Department's policy is on announcing the publication of reports and documents it commissions; and if she will make a statement.

 (59602)

10  
N  
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has for Northern Ireland to be represented on the main OFCOM Board.

 (59113)

11  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Barnsley West and Penistone, of 13th May, Official Report, column 411W, on gaming machines, when she will introduce legislation to implement the Government's decisions on the recommendations in the Budd Report.

 (59755)

12  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many PFI capital projects fall under the responsibility of her Department; what the capital value and nature of each project is; and what stage they are at in the PFI procurement process.

 (59835)

13  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many non-PFI capital projects fall under the responsibility of her Department and related NDPBs; and what the capital value and nature is of each project.

 (59816)

14  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures her Department have taken to ensure that gambling deregulation does not lead to an increase in (a) problem gambling and (b) organised criminal activity.

 (59865)

15  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what consultation her Department had with groups working with problem gamblers before the publication of A Safe Bet for Success.

 (59722)

16  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59765)

17  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she informed the BBC of the Government's proposal to lift the ban on ownership of a digital audio broadcasting programme licence by religious broadcasters whilst applying such a ban on ownership of a multiplex licence.

 (59110)

18  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to her Department; and what assistance is given by officials in her Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59978)

19  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to her Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59963)

20  Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the international sports federations and organisations on which United Kingdom nationals hold senior positions, stating for each (a) the name of the United Kingdom national, (b) the date on which the position was attained, (c) the length of the term of office and (d) the nature of the office.

 (59878)

21  Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on progress made towards the method used to determine the Government's target number of United Kingdom nationals holding senior positions on international sports federations and organisations.

 (60001)

22  Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated total cost is to complete the Trident refit complex at Devonport, Plymouth.

 (59638)

23  Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Trident refit complex at Devonport, Plymouth has received all the necessary certificates from the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.

 (59639)

24  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research programmes are being carried out by the Government (a) unilaterally and (b) in partnership with other governments into the development of (i) non-lethal weapons and (ii) new techniques and equipment for use in urban warfare.

 (59726)

25  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether aircrew and aircraft maintenance staff on non-UK aircraft leased for the transport and supply of UK forces in Afghanistan are security-cleared.

 (59725)

26  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to dispose of the underground facilities at Basil Hill Barracks at Cosham.

 (59750)

27  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if cadets at the RMA Sandhurst are to receive the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.

 (60002)

28  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action he has taken to identify the author of the letter published in The Times on 13th May signed as from Paul Hamblin and Don Holland.

 (59748)

29  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his meeting with his NATO counterparts on 14th and 15th May in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 (59821)

30  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the agenda is of the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Prague from 18th to 24th November; and what the United Kingdom's objectives are for the meeting.

 (59822)

31  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost is (a) per month, (b) per day and (c) in total of Royal Marine operations in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

 (58861)

32  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what projects have been undertaken by management consultants on behalf of his Department since 1997, stating in each case (a) the title of the project, (b) the contractor, (c) the value of the contract, (d) when the project started, (e) when the project was completed and (f) the outputs received by his Department.

 (60011)

33  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost is (a) per month, (b) per day and (c) in total of United Kingdom contributions to ISAF; and if he will make a statement.

 (58862)

34  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the total costs of UK operations in Afghanistan will come from the Ministry of Defence budget; and if he will make a statement.

 (58863)

35  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was (a) the start date, (b) the conclusion date and (c) the cost of (i) Operation Ptarmigan, (ii) Operation Snipe and (iii) Operation Condor; and if he will make a statement.

 (58864)

36  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what acclimatisation measures are necessary for operations in mountain terrain; what acclimatisation measures were taken by Royal Marines in preparation for action in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

 (58865)

37  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps have been taken to ensure that logistics and supply of forces in Afghanistan are not compromised by unserviceable C17 transport aircraft; what extra costs have been incurred as a result of unserviceable C17 aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

 (59233)

38  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C17 transport aircraft are (a) fully serviceable and (b) unserviceable; and if he will make a statement.

 (59232)

39  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many payments he has made in the past three years to members and former members of HM Armed Forces in compensation for ill-treatment, bullying or harassment experienced while serving; and what the total cost was in each year.

 (59694)

40  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what conclusions he has reached following the RMP investigation into the theft of an automatic pistol from Grosvenor Barracks in February; what weapons have been reported missing from the Royal Irish Regiment in the past two years; how many disciplinary actions have been taken following (a) theft and (b) loss of firearms; and what the outcome was in each case.

 (59698)

41  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made in halting degrading and demeaning initiation rites and ceremonies in HM Armed Forces; and in what regiments these practices are known to persist.

 (59696)

42  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of members of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have applied to leave the regiment in the past two years.

 (59700)

43  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been received concerning the conduct of off duty RIR soldiers from the Howe Barracks in Kent; how many soldiers have been arrested and charged with drug-related offences; how many disciplinary actions have been taken in the barracks in the past two years; and what the outcome was in each case.

 (59699)

44  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Special Investigation Branch investigations into bullying and harassment are in progress; and what regiments are involved.

 (59695)

45  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of soliders in each regiment of HM Forces went absent without leave in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001; and what measures he plans to take in response.

 (59693)

46  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of soldiers going absent without leave in the last 12 months for which figures are available have alleged that they were victims of bullying or harassment; how many of these allegations led to disciplinary action against the perpetrators; and what the penalties were in each case.

 (59692)

47  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are applied to the commercial use by private firms of RAF stations.

 (59229)

48  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent approaches have been made by private airlines to develop commercial civilian services from (a) RAF Kinross and (b) RAF Lossiemouth.

 (59228)

49  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59766)

50  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59962)

51  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59977)

52  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy vessels are at sea without their Lynx helicopters; and what the shortfall is in helicopters for the Royal Navy.

 (60018)

53  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters under the Joint Helicopter Command are grounded; and for what reason.

 (60019)

54  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures the Government is taking to (a) increase the lives of rotor heads for helicopters, (b) decrease the manufacturing period and (c) ensure that enough spare parts are available for the front line and reserve.

 (60020)

55  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the DLO to increase helicopter performance and numbers.

 (60021)

56  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the shortfall in operational helicopters has had on front-line forces; and if he will make a statement.

 (60022)

57  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 29th April, Official Report, column 581W, on medical degrees, how many medical degree places were offered by higher education institutions; and how many of these places were taken up by pre-clinical medical students, in each year since 1997.

 (59552)

58  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent speeches she has made on design quality within her Department's capital building programme.

 (59832)

59  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many local education authorities award PFI credits for capital investment into new buildings and major refurbishments have been made; what the capital value of each project is; and what stage they are in the PFI procurement process.

 (59836)

60  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59767)

61  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to her Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59961)

62  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to her Department; and what assistance is given by officials in her Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59976)

63  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with interested individuals and organisations regarding the Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (England) (Amendment) Order 2002; and if she will make a statement.

 (59236)

64  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to provide financial support for biosecurity measures under the Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (England) Amendment Order 2002; and if she will make a statement.

 (59238)

65  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason no regulatory impact assessments were carried out by her Department before publication of the (a) Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (England) Order 2002 and (b) Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (England) (Amendment) Order 2002; and if she will make a statement.

 (59237)

66  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been made by the Government of the potential for legislation at a European level to combat the trade in illegally harvested timber; and if he will make a statement.

 (56675)

67  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department is taking to prevent the import of foot and mouth disease from South Korea; and if she will make a statement.

 (59629)

68  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her officials have had with their South Korean counterparts about the spread of foot and mouth disease in that country; and if she will make a statement.

 (59628)

69  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received concerning the review of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997.

 (59737)

70  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the timetable for the proposed review of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997.

 (59739)

71  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will start the review of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 before the summer.

 (59738)

72  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations she plans to consult (a) prior to and (b) during the review of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Regulations) 1997; and at what stage in the process she plans to consult them.

 (59736)

73  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to (a) begin and (b) complete the review of the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (59735)

74  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to deliver a national, integrated advisory service to provide support and training for farmers.

 (59703)

75  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to rationalise the main funding schemes in the uplands to provide a simplified system of support for farmers in these areas.

 (59705)

76  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with the European Commission regarding changing rural development regulations to allow (a) member states and (b) regions within them, to vary the application of voluntary modulation; and what analysis her Department has carried out to ascertain the impact of regionalisation of modulation.

 (59704)

77  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what Government procedures are in place to monitor the (a) levels and (b) types of recycling being undertaken by local authorities in relation to normal daily disposal of refuse from households.

 (59745)

78  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what incentives she gives to local authorities to encourage the development and introduction of recycling facilities.

 (59746)

79  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59768)

80  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to her Department; and what assistance is given by officials in her Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59984)

81  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed EU directive on animal transportation to the UK livestock industry.

 (59670)

82  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the (a) Scottish Executive, (b) National Asssembly for Wales and (c) Northern Ireland Assembly on the implications for the UK livestock industry of the proposed EU directive on animal transportation.

 (59679)

83  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from farming organisations in Scotland on the impact of the proposed EU directive on animal transport to the livestock industry in Scotland.

 (59666)

84  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to her Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59960)

85  Pete Wishart (North Tayside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much expenditure her Department has incurred in each year since 1997 on employing external consultants to deal with the press or public relations of her Department.

 (59674)

86  Pete Wishart (North Tayside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many press releases were issued by her Department in each month of 2001.

 (59675)

87  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 21 May, Official Report, column 28W, on oil and gas industry (taxation), if he will publish data that has been agreed by the industry as not commercially sensitive.

 (60010)

88  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Nottingham North on 24th April, Official Report, column 336W, on tax concessions, what the timescale is for the review; whether there will be a specific review team; whether there will be (a) external and (b) independent advisers; and whether external consultations will be carried out.

 (59864)

89  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many non-domiciled residents of the UK are residents for tax purposes in the UK and have earnings and income in other tax jurisdictions.

 (60014)

90  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of additional households which will become eligible for the working families tax credit when the children element of the tax credit is increased by £2.50 in June.

 (59747)

91  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate how many (a) income tax payers and (b) corporation tax payers have negotiated forward tax payment contracts with the Inland Revenue.

 (59873)

92  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the criteria by which he will judge whether the five economic tests have been met clearly and unambiguously.

 (59806)

93  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority about changes in fees charged to WI markets under the Registrar of Friendly Societies.

 (59434)

94  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the forecast income is to the FSA from fees charged to WI markets under the Registrar of Friendly Societies responsibilities being transferred to the FSA from 1st December 2001.

 (59435)

95  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what cash increase in NI will be applicable to (a) NHS house officers, (b) NHS nurse consultants, (c) NHS senior house officers, (d) NHS specialist registrars and (e) NHS consultants.

 (59409)

96  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the cost of the increases in National Insurance rates on care homes.

 (59436)

97  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the Question from the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham Ref. 31887 tabled on 28th January; and if he will make a statement as to the cause of the delay.

 (59433)

98  Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to amend the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 to allow the parents of children who die between 18 and 24 weeks gestation to register a still birth.

 (59689)

99  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many labour-only subcontractors are registered in the United Kingdom; and how many were registered in (a) 2000 and (b) 1999.

 (59651)

100  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the European Commission investigation into stamp duty relief for deprived areas; what steps are being taken to ensure a speedy resolution of the investigation; what impact the continuation of the investigation has on the implementation of his policy on stamp duty relief for deprived areas; and if he will use other forms of financial support for development in these areas.

 (59815)

101  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis the Libra project was described as completed in his Department's evidence to the Treasury Committee in January 2000; and if he will make a statement.

 (59690)

102  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons paragraph 42 of his Department's Guidance Notes on Parliamentary Questions dated March states that briefings should include supportive statements from members of the Opposition; and if he will make a statement.

 (59598)

103  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he will (a) announce the result of Spending Review 2002 and (b) publish his Department's Annual Report; and if he will make a statement.

 (59676)

104  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 30th April, Official Report, column 732W, on excise duties, what the level was of receipts associated with forestalling of road fuel duties in April 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (60032)

105  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions in the past 12 months Confidential Final Revise proof copies of White Papers have been made available under embargo to (a) the Lobby and Upper Gallery and (b) members of other organised groups of correspondents, before publication; and if he will make a statement.

 (59877)

106  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times in each year since 2000 his Department has been notified of a ministerial direction as provided for in the procedures set out in paragraphs 12 to 15 of the Treasury document entitled, The Responsibilities of an Accounting Officer; and if he will make a statement.

 (60004)

107  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 13th March, Official Report, column 1106W, on public services productivity, what seminars his Department plans on the paper; what research his Department plans to commission on the paper; and if he will make a statement.

 (60003)

108  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of draft parliamentary answers that his Department prepared in January were amended by special advisers prior to final approval by the Minister; and if he will make a statement.

 (59600)

109  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of British overseas trade takes place using the euro.

 (59111)

110  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has carried out to ascertain whether fuel duty differential encourages people to buy more environmentally friendly cars.

 (59707)

111  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59763)

112  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59965)

113  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59980)

114  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions Customs and Excise have seized pirated (a) video cassettes, (b) compact discs and (c) DVDs at UK ports of entry in each of the last five years; and what quantities were seized on each occasion.

 (59661)

115  Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take account of the CFA franc zone's effect on monetary policy in the Eurozone in assessing the five economic tests for joining the euro; and if he will make a statement.

 (59884)

116  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning the case of Dr Salai Tun Than, a prisoner held in Insein Prison, Rangoon since 8th February.

 (59617)

117  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on plans for international monitors to be sent to Burma to assess the human rights situation following the recent release from confinement of Aung San Suu Kyi.

 (59614)

118  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the United States Administration concerning human rights in Burma.

 (59620)

119  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning the case of Paw U Tun, a prisoner held by the Burmese Government in Sittwe, Rakhine State, since 1993.

 (59611)

120  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning ASEM meetings Burma has (a) attended and (b) not attended in the past three years and the reason for Burma's non-attendance at that meeting.

 (59605)

121  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of how many Burmese nationals attended university in Britain in 2000-01; and how many of these students received a scholarship.

 (59615)

122  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the Governments of (i) Malaysia, (ii) Thailand, (iii) Singapore, (iv) Japan, (v) India, (vi) China and (vii) The Philippines concerning human rights abuses by the Burmese Government.

 (59610)

123  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action his Department is taking to encourage Burmese students to attend universities in Britain.

 (59616)

124  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the case of Dr Zaw Myint Maung, a prisoner held by the Burmese Government in Insein Prison, Rangoon since November 1990.

 (59621)

125  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which members of the Burmese Government are on the European Union targeted sanctions list; and what reports his Department has received concerning those on that list who have been turned away from Britain since the sanctions regime was implemented.

 (59607)

126  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action his Department is taking to promote free and fair elections in Burma.

 (59622)

127  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what circumstances members of the Burmese Government on the European Union targeted sanctions list are allowed to enter Europe; and which international meetings they can attend.

 (59608)

128  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the European Union concerning human rights in Burma; and if he will make a statement on the European Union's policy towards human rights in Burma.

 (59619)

129  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning the case of Ko Thet Win Aung, a prisoner held by the Burmese Government in Kale Prison since October 1998.

 (59613)

130  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning the case of U Win Tin, a prisoner held by the Burmese Government in Insein Prison, Rangoon since 1989.

 (59612)

131  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Burmese National League for Democracy following the release from confinement of Aung San Suu Kyi.

 (59623)

132  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise human rights abuses in Burma at the Foreign Affairs, Industry and Energy meeting on 6th and 7th June in Madrid.

 (59618)

133  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning cases in which an ASEM meeting has been boycotted by a member nation as a result of Burma attending that meeting.

 (59606)

134  Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning human rights abuses by the Burmese Government against the (a) Karen, (b) Karenni, (c) Shan, (d) Chin and (e) Kachin people.

 (59609)

135  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who will make up the delegation representing the United Kingdom Government at the G8 Heads of State meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

 (56670)

136  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Afghan prisoners in Shebarghan prison are being held under the Geneva Convention.

 (59408)

137  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on Afghan prisoners held at Shebarghan being sold back to their families.

 (59407)

138  
N  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when a substantive reply will be given to Eric and Kathleen Rodham's letter of 5th February, concerning an embargo on military exports to India, Pakistan and Israel, acknowledged on 11th February.

 (59227)

139  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times in the last three years he has met his Chinese counterpart to discuss Tibet.

 (59597)

140  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he and his Department have had with the Indonesian Government on the enforcement of the Malino II agreement in the Moluccas Islands.

 (59235)

141  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK observers were (a) sent by his Department and (b) part of international missions to Uzbekistan on 5th December 1999; and if he will make a statement.

 (59686)

142  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK observers were present in Uzbekistan on 27th January; and if he will make a statement.

 (59683)

143  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports have been received by his Department on human rights in Uzbekistan since April 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 (59688)

144  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when representations have been made by (a) his Department and (b) UK diplomatic staff in Tashkent to the Government of Uzbekistan concerning human rights since April 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 (59687)

145  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK observers were present at the presidential elections in Uzbekistan on 9th January 2000; and if he will make a statement.

 (59684)

146  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people his Department employs in its Regulatory Impact Unit; and if he will make a statement.

 (59874)

147  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59757)

148  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59983)

149  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59970)

150  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department has collated on the take-up rate of mediation to resolve clinical negligence disputes over the past two years.

 (59640)

151  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the proposed White Paper on Clinical Negligence indicated in the Department of Health's response to the Kennedy report published in January.

 (58999)

152  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statistics his Department holds on the coverage of private medical insurance for over-65s.

 (59002)

153  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated net value of outstanding clinical negligence claims against the NHS in England was at 31st March 2000.

 (59000)

154  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the Air Ambulance Service is funded in each region in which it operates.

 (59691)

155  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) cost per head of resident population and (b) average cost per prescription was of (i) tranquillisers and (ii) anti-depressants prescribed by GPs in each health authority in England in (A) the most recent available year and (B) the previous three years.

 (59724)

156  
N  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a substantive reply will be given to Mrs S. J. Havis's letter of 19th March, concerning child abuse deaths.

 (59226)

157  
N  
Mr James Cran (Beverley & Holderness): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a substantive reply will be given to Mrs D. F. Hay's letter of 26th January, concerning the state of the NHS.

 (59225)

158  Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults with physical disabilities have been supplied with communication aids by community equipment stores in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.

 (59753)

159  Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend provision for communication aids for severely disabled people.

 (59754)

160  Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the funding allocation to the Equipment Service has been spent on physical equipment.

 (59752)

161  Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ring-fence funding for communication aids within extra funds provided for community equipment.

 (59751)

162  Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable and learned member for Harborough regarding (a) St Luke's Hospital and the Coventry Road Hospital in Market Harborough, dated 7th February, (b) Mrs C Foreman of Wigston, dated 10th January and (c) a constituent and Leicester City Social Services Department concerning allegations of child abuse dated 30th July 2001.

 (59883)

163  Matthew Green (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to create the world class mental health service envisaged in the Wanless Report; and if he will make a statement.

 (59859)

164  Matthew Green (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NICE to publish its guidance on the use of atypical antipsychotics for people with schizophrenia; and if he will make a statement.

 (59860)

165  Matthew Green (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to remove postcode prescribing in relation to atypical antipsychotics for people with schizophrenia; and if he will make a statement.

 (59861)

166  Matthew Green (Ludlow): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that healthcare professionals are informed of the direction his Department has given to support the implementation of NICE guidance; and if he will make a statement.

 (59858)

167  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Department's estimate is of the average timescale for each of the three stages of chronic myeloid leukaemia; and if he will make a statement.

 (60006)

168  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died from chronic myeloid leukaemia in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

 (60007)

169  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to assess which of the three stages of chronic myeloid leukaemia a patient is in; and if he will make a statement.

 (60005)

170  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received from (a) the Audit Commission, (b) the Commission for Health Improvement and (c) the National Care Standards Commission on the establishment of the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection; and what active consultations he has undertaken.

 (59869)

171  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of establishing the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection.

 (59870)

172  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Audit Commission will retain a role in assessing the operational efficiency at the NHS when the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection has been established.

 (59868)

173  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all anaesthetic machines used in the NHS operate with (a) an oxygen analyser, (b) an anti-hypoxic guard and (c) both.

 (59871)

174  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the nurse grade structure is of nurses that offer medical advice on NHS Direct.

 (59575)

175  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified nurses are employed by the school nursing service in each PCT.

 (59419)

176  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the possible side effects of the anti-acne drug Roaccutane.

 (59413)

177  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many locum doctors worked in NHS trusts on average per day in the last 12 months.

 (59443)

178  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for Workington on 26th April, Official Report, column 520W, on recruitment and retention, how many NHS consultants there were in the NHS in each year since 1995.

 (59560)

179  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the White Paper on Clinical Negligence Reform.

 (59566)

180  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has conducted into the causes and significance of asthma.

 (59562)

181  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hospital nursing staff have been provided by private agencies in each of the last five years.

 (59414)

182  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial arrangements exist between NHS trusts and coroners for provision of mortuary services.

 (59430)

183  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Ministers from his Department last met representatives from the World Health Organisation to discuss the issue of asthma; and what plan of action was agreed to tackle the increase in asthma levels in (a) children and (b) adults.

 (59580)

184  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on enabling children conceived using donated sperm to trace their biological fathers.

 (59424)

185  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many matrons have been recruited to the Worthing and Southlands Hospital Trust since his Department's announcement on the issue.

 (59571)

186  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for Woodspring on 29th April, Official Report, column 624W, on school fruit, what guidance there is to ensure that his Department buys British when purchasing apples for the National School Fruit Scheme.

 (59557)

187  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been allocated to each Department within each NHS Trust for NICE-recommended treatments, drugs and technologies.

 (59559)

188  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham will receive answers to his Questions, Refs 42261, 42328, 42312, 42313 tabled for answer on 11th March.

 (59555)

189  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which NHS mortuaries levy charges for their services.

 (59427)

190  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those NHS trusts which operate public mortuaries.

 (59425)

191  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the funding for NICE-recommended drugs, treatments and technologies has been allocated to audiology services in each NHS trust.

 (59561)

192  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methodology was used by his Department to quantify how much money it was costing the NHS from patients missing GP appointments each year.

 (59576)

193  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to hospital trusts when negotiating for locum contracts for doctors and nurses with private agencies.

 (59441)

194  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for West Chelmsford, 24th April, Official Report, column 68W, on sun protection cream, how many hits the website www.doh.gov.uk/sunsafe has had since it was launched; and how much funding his Department has given to the National Radiological Protection Board this year to raise awareness of the general public of the dangers of skin cancer.

 (59578)

195  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many PCTs operate pupil drop in surgeries by school nurses in primary schools.

 (59422)

196  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what extra funding is being given to neurology and limb centres to offer increased physiotherapy and occupational therapy to treat patients with brachial plexus nerve injury.

 (59564)

197  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made by his Department on the relative effectiveness of (a) Dysport and (b) Botox for cosmetic treatment.

 (59416)

198  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many midwives have left the NHS in each of the last five years on account of (a) normal retirement age, (b) early retirement, (c) ill health, (d) transfer to other NHS posts and (e) other causes.

 (59411)

199  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to train in psychiatric care.

 (59573)

200  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the savings which NHS trusts can make by recruiting locums from NHS Professional rather than private agencies.

 (59442)

201  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what services to pupils are normally performed by the school nursing service.

 (59423)

202  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what average time added to patient hospital-stays is from hospital acquired infections.

 (59417)

203  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17th April, Official Report, column 1037W, what the remit of the NHS counter fraud service covers; and how many (a) staff and (b)members of the public the counter fraud service has successfully investigated, and what range of penalties was imposed, in each year since 1998.

 (59553)

204  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what prior advice is given to patients on the potential adverse effects of radiotherapy in their treatment for breast cancer.

 (59568)

205  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to increase the educational awareness of skin cancer in (a) children and (b) adults.

 (59574)

206  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS consultants retired in each year since 1997.

 (59570)

207  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many anaesthetic machines are in use in NHS hospitals which are not fitted with (a) oxygen analysers and (b) hypoxic guards.

 (59418)

208  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 29th April, Official Report, column 631W, whether the findings of the Department's policy research programme and the health technology assessment programme will play a part in the criteria in allocating extra GP golden hello funding for local PCTs.

 (59556)

209  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the likely main incentives for attracting former midwives back into the profession.

 (59412)

210  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the level of investment is for NHS mortuaries.

 (59428)

211  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to make an announcement as to the appointment of a new head of the NHS Leadership Centre; and who has been in charge of the organisation since the departure of the previous head.

 (59579)

212  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many neurology and limb centres offer physiotherapy and occupational therapy to patients with brachial plexus neuropathy.

 (59595)

213  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for Pendle on 26th April, Official Report, column 519W, on food standards (mobile retailers), what extra resources the Government is planning to give local authority environmental health inspectors in the enforcement of food hygiene standards of mobile retailers and takeaway establishments.

 (59547)

214  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to expand the schools nursing service.

 (59420)

215  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to ensure patients receive counselling services following the adverse effects of radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

 (59567)

216  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department has allocated to charities and industry for research into the causes and curing of asthma.

 (59563)

217  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the responsibility of NHS hospital trusts to provide accommodation for people who die in hospital will end and that of the coroner or undertaker begin.

 (59431)

218  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the new NHS matrons announced previously worked in the NHS; and at what grades.

 (59577)

219  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of medical negligence the NHS Litigation Authority is (a) investigating and (b) defending against compensation claims brought against health authorities by former patients.

 (59569)

220  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer on 29th April, Official Report, column 626W, on overseas treatment, what the estimated number of patients for the next six months booked to receive overseas treament was.

 (59558)

221  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures are in place to encourage members of the public and NHS staff to report suspected incidents of fraud in the NHS.

 (59554)

222  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the availability of the new breast cancer drug Xeloda in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

 (59410)

223  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on NHS mortuaries levying charges to the public.

 (59426)

224  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many psychiatric nurses have been recruited to NHS mental health authorities in each year since 1997.

 (59572)

225  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on the marketing of the cosmetic treatment Dysport by the Centre for Advanced Microbiology and Research; and what will happen to any profits made by its sale.

 (59415)

226  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria are used to judge the suitability of nursing staff agencies to provide nurses for NHS establishments.

 (59429)

227  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths owing to heroin overdose there were in each of the last three years in (a) England and (b) Bassetlaw.

 (59630)

228  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to restructure the Medical Devices Agency.

 (59234)

229  Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases have been recorded by the National Poisons Information Service since 1996 of lindane poisoning in children up to 14 years of age; what the level of exposure was in each case; and whether these cases were (a) fatal lindane poisonings, (b) non-fatal, hospitalised lindane poisonings and (c) non-hospitalised lindane poisonings.

 (59635)

230  Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will produce an annual report of confirmed and suspected pesticide poisonings recorded by regional centres of the National Poisons Information Service, aggregated with those recorded by the (a) Health and Safety Executive's Pesticide Incident Appraisal Panel and (b) Pesticides Safety Directorate.

 (59636)

231  Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many enquiries have been received by the National Poisons Information Service since 1996 regarding lindane.

 (59637)

232  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) children and (b) adults in England are registered with an NHS dentist.

 (59599)

233  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many major acute hospitals (a) have been procured and (b) are being procured via the non-PFI process; what the capital value of each project is; and what stage they are at in their procurement process.

 (59837)

234  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent speeches he has made on design quality within his Department's capital building programme.

 (59833)

235  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the appointment of design champions with NHS trusts.

 (59857)

236  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many major acute hospitals (a) have been procured and (b) are being procured via the PFI process; what the capital value of each project is; and what stage they are at in the PFI procurement process.

 (59838)

237  Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time has been for a heroin addict in Plymouth to obtain (a) detoxification and (b) rehabilitation treatment in the last 12 months.

 (59744)

238  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which fees his Department, its agencies and associated public bodies collect; how much has been raised or is anticipated will be raised from each of these fees in each year from 1989-90 to 2004-05; which of these fees count as negative expenditure; and if he will make a statement.

 (59876)

239  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to address the issue of increasing legal claims against the NHS.

 (60016)

240  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59758)

241  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will visit North Staffordshire to discuss with constituents in Packmoor progress on their petition for a GP surgery.

 (59742)

242  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding was given to the North Staffordshire Health Authority to assist it in producing the Stategic Service Development Plan; and if he will place a copy of the consultant's report in the Library.

 (59740)

243  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available (a) in England and (b) for North Staffordshire in support of the Local Improvement Finance Trust for the funding of GP premises; and if he will set out the timetable.

 (59741)

244  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dieticians there are per head of population in each of the National Health Service trust areas in England.

 (59593)

245  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many arts speech and language therapists there are per head of population in each of the National Health Service trust areas in England.

 (59594)

246  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59969)

247  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) radiotherapists, (b) occupational therapists, (c) arts therapists, (d) orthoptists and (e) orthotists there are per head of population in each of the National Heath Service trust areas in England.

 (59887)

248  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59982)

249  Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of the Cancer Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood.

 (59590)

250  Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness among general practitioners and coroners of cardiac risk in the young.

 (59631)

251  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action his Department is taking to deter adults from cycling on pavements in residential areas; and if he will make a statement.

 (59595)

252  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will proscribe the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine under the Terrorism Act 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (59006)

253  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much Government funding is allocated to research into alternatives to animal testing with regards to medical experiments.

 (59880)

254  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the testing of cosmetics on animals.

 (59882)

255  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place in relation to Government monitoring of animal testing in medical experiments.

 (59881)

256  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables were employed in Hampshire in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.

 (60009)

257  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are employed by the Hampshire Police Force; and if he will make a statement.

 (60008)

258  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who has responsibility for providing public mortuaries.

 (59440)

259  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list public mortuaries in England, indicating who is responsible for running them.

 (59439)

260  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision he plans to make for the education of children of staff employed at the proposed Throckmorton asylum accommodation centres.

 (59604)

261  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the number of prisoners who have (a) drug and (b) alcohol problems; and what services are available to them.

 (59625)

262  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of prisoners had no fixed accommodation upon release from prison in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what services are available to find accommodation.

 (59626)

263  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place for prisoners held in the high secure unit at HMP Belmarsh to take regular daily exercise; and how much fluid is available to each prisoner per day.

 (59867)

264  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when and for what reasons the Special Secure Unit at HMP Belmarsh was redesignated a high secure unit; and what the principal differences in prison regime are.

 (59866)

265  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners left prison and went directly into employment in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what services are available to prisoners to find employment upon release from prison.

 (59624)

266  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if asylum-seeking families with dependent children may have their support removed if they (a) refuse the offer of a place in an accommodation centre, (b) voluntarily cease to reside there and (c) breach conditions set on their residence.

 (59992)

267  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if asylum seekers who appeal against a decision to refuse support will receive support pending the outcome of any appeal of this decision.

 (59997)

268  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if asylum seekers whose appeal against a refusal of support fails will be able to ask for a judicial review of this decision.

 (59998)

269  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what travel allowances will be paid to enable asylum seekers to comply with reporting requirements.

 (59995)

270  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances asylum seekers applying for accommodation can exercise choice over the (a) type and (b) location of their accommodation.

 (59996)

271  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if asylum-seeking families with dependent children may have their support removed if they fail to report as required.

 (59993)

272  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if asylum-seeking adults with dependent children who do not qualify for support will be allowed to work.

 (59994)

273  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department has classified Hezb-e Tahrir as a terrorist organization; what changes have been made in its classification since January 1999; and if he will make a statement.

 (59685)

274  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Broxbourne of 12th February, 12th March, 10th April and 21st May, relating to her constituent, Mrs Svitlana McLean of Waltham Cross.

 (59231)

275  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police authorities have been provided with PFI credits for new buildings and major refurbishments; what the capital value of each investment is; how many new buildings are proposed within each project; and at what stage they are in the PFI procurement process.

 (59839)

276  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases involving domestic violence have been brought to court in each of the past five years.

 (59855)

277  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women have been victims of domestic violence in each of the last five years.

 (59850)

278  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many men have been convicted of offences connected with domestic violence in each of the past five years.

 (59851)

279  Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time has been for treatment for a heroin addict in Plymouth in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (59743)

280  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place to replace a lost or stolen passport in the event of an emergency; what circumstances would be considered an emergency; and what discretion can be applied by the Passport Office.

 (59706)

281  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59759)

282  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59981)

283  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59968)

284  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been commenced against (a) sellers, (b) distributors and (c) producers of pirated (i) video cassettes, (ii) CDs and (iii) DVDs in each of the last five years; and how many have been successful.

 (59681)

285  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Metropolitan Police officers serving with its Firearms Branch are suspended because they have discharged a gun; and how long each officer has been suspended.

 (59448)

286  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the fire insurance problems facing new privately funded prisons.

 (59446)

287  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if all House of Commons catering and cleaning staff (a) are included in the House-wide annual performance appraisal process and (b) have personal development plans that are regularly reviewed and updated.

 (59682)

288  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what areas were identified under the G8 programme of action on forests where the United Kingdom needed to improve its performance to combat the trade in illegally harvested timber.

 (56671)

289  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action the United Kingdom (a) has taken and (b) intends to take to follow up the G8 action programme on forests, agreed at the Birmingham G8 meeting in 1998.

 (56672)

290  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what work has been taken, under the G8 action programme of action on forests by the United Kingdom to develop and implement counter measures against the trade in illegally harvested timber.

 (56674)

291  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures her Department is taking to increase EU aid to poor people in the poorest countries.

 (59642)

292  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid has been made available to the Palestinian Authority to assist in reconstruction and regeneration.

 (59643)

293  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had on the situtation in Malawi.

 (59647)

294  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she has reviewed the decision to freeze Britain's £12.5 million of bilateral aid to Malawi.

 (59648)

295  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid is being provided to HIPC by the UK as a proportion of GDP; and if she will make a statement.

 (59727)

296  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department (a) pledged and (b) delivered to (i) Kazakhstan, (ii) Kyrgyzstan, (iii) Tajikistan, (iv) Turkmenistan and (v) Uzbekistan in each year from 1997 to September 2001; how much has been (A) pledged and (B) delivered to each country since September 2001; and if she will make a statement.

 (59808)

297  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Governments of (a) India and (b) Pakistan regarding developments in Kashmir.

 (59853)

298  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has made to the Governments of India and Pakistan regarding their policy on landmines.

 (59852)

299  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent advice her Department has issued to British NGOs working in Kashmir.

 (59854)

300  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59760)

301  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to her Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59967)

302  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to her Department; and what assistance is given by officials in her Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59990)

303  
N  
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether the union flag will be flown at the new Laganside Court complex on 1st, 3rd and 4th June for the official celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee.

 (59112)

304  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether those who seek class actions in the courts are entitled to legal aid.

 (59421)

305  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people his Department employs in its Regulatory Impact Unit; and if he will make a statement.

 (59875)

306  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59761)

307  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59966)

308  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59989)

309  Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce legislation to regulate the private security sector in Northern Ireland, similar to the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

 (59589)

310  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what performance indicators are used to assess the efficiency of the Forensic Science Agency; what the target completion time is for each stage in the processing of each of the major categories of evidence received for analysis; what method is used to prioritise some jobs over others; and what his estimate is of the average waiting times for processing in the last 12 months.

 (59863)

311  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the target staff complement is of the Forensic Science Agency; how many vacancies and at what levels are unfilled; and how many individuals have (a) left, (b) retired from and (c) joined the Agency in each of the last three years.

 (59862)

312  
N  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 15th May, Ref 55286, on cross-border information sharing on child sex offenders and child abusers, for what reason confidentiality will be maintained for the protocols being developed.

 (59230)

313  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59762)

314  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59975)

315  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59988)

316  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government issues policy guidelines to the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals; and to whom it is accountable.

 (59829)

317  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects Sir Richard Wilson's review of the case for the award of a medal for veterans of the Suez campaign 1951-54 to report.

 (59828)

318  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Prime Minister, what the terms of reference are of Sir Richard Wilson's review of the case for the award of a medal for veterans of the Suez campaign 1951-54.

 (59827)

319  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Prime Minister, what measures the United Kingdom will be proposing to tackle the illegal timber trade at the G8 Heads of State meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

 (56673)

320  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Prime Minister, if it is his policy to introduce legislation to allow a referendum on whether Britain should join the euro to Parliament before the five economic tests are assessed as having been met.

 (59807)

321  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met the Chinese (a) Premier and (b) President to discuss Tibet.

 (59596)

322  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59773)

323  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to her Department; and what assistance is given by officials in her Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59987)

324  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to her Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59974)

325  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the impact on the Scottish livestock industry of the proposed EU directive on animal transportation.

 (59665)

326  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment she has made of the impact on the livestock industry in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland of the proposed EU regulations on drivers' hours.

 (59677)

327  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a decison on the outstanding charges against Leila Khalid arising out of hijackings with a view to prosecution; and if she will make a statement.

 (59007)

328  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Solicitor General, what outstanding charges there are against Leila Khalid; and if he will make a statement.

 (59003)

329  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Solicitor General, when the CPS (a) decided and (b) informed the British Transport Police that the investigation of a corporate manslaughter charge in relation to the Paddington rail crash should be re-opened.

 (59818)

330  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Solicitor General, on what basis the CPS decided that the investigation of the case of corporate manslaughter arising from the Paddington rail crash should be re-opened.

 (59817)

331  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59772)

332  Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with managers of Consignia regarding a new post office and Royal Mail sorting office in Camborne.

 (59627)

333  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to improve access to finance for start-up companies.

 (59009)

334  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent measures have been taken to foster entrepreneurship in Coventry.

 (59008)

335  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent measures she has taken to ensure that new regulations do not place an unnecessary burden on small business.

 (59010)

336  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much energy the proposed Outer Hebrides wave power station is expected to produce; and which areas its energy will serve.

 (59812)

337  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much her Department plans to spend to support the proposed Outer Hebrides wave power station.

 (59811)

338  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will publish the Bill to establish the Liabilities Management Authority; and if she will make a statement.

 (60027)

339  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects the Liabilities Management Authority to be operational.

 (60026)

340  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in monitoring BNFL's performance as a liabilities manager.

 (60030)

341  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff, by grade, are (a) planned for and (b) appointed to her Liabilities Management Unit; and what its budget will be (a) this year and (b) in the next two years.

 (60028)

342  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who has been appointed as a partner contractor for the Liabilities Management Unit; and if she will make a statement.

 (60029)

343  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff in her Department and what proportion of the total workforce are aged (a) over 50 and (b) over 60.

 (59445)

344  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what were (a) the cost of establishing, (b) the running costs since it was established and (c) the costs this year of (i) the South East England Development Agency and (ii) the Government Office for the South East.

 (59550)

345  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what procedures she has put in place to ensure employment opportunities in her own Department.

 (59444)

346  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps are being taken to amend the regulations governing labour-only subcontractors.

 (59641)

347  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will abolish the lower rate of the minimum wage.

 (59644)

348  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what further measures she is taking to address the impact of late payments of invoices on small businesses.

 (59645)

349  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many employers in Scotland have failed to pay the national minimum wage to the 18 to 21 age group since its introduction.

 (59646)

350  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Telecommunications (Data Protection & Privacy) Regulations 1999 and the IC5715 Code of Conduct in controlling unsolicited faxes.

 (59991)

351  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidelines her Department has issued to the regional development agencies on delivering the commitments set out in the Prime Minister's Better Public Buildings Initiative.

 (59824)

352  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what monitoring her Department has in place to ensure regional development agencies meet their statutory commitments to sustainability.

 (59823)

353  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what investment regional development agencies are making in (a) 2002, (b), 2003 and (c) 2004 to meet their environmental commitments.

 (59830)

354  Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received regarding requests from communities to change their postcode; and if she will make a statement.

 (59591)

355  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money her Department spent on research and development (a) of wind power, (b) into sources of renewable energy and (c) of wave power in each year since 1995.

 (59728)

356  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the UK's electricity in the last 12 months has come from (a) wind power, (b) wave power, (c) solar power, (d) coal-fired power stations, (e) gas-fired power stations and (f) nuclear power stations; what those percentages were in each of the previous 10 years; and what she estimates the likely percentage will be in each of the next 10 years.

 (59729)

357  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department is doing to support the development of low cost, low waste nuclear reactors.

 (59730)

358  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59774)

359  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she is taking about reports that UK arms dealers are offering prospective brokers means of circumventing licensing requirements; and if she will make a statement.

 (59662)

360  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if his Department will include the reduction of age discrimination in access to employment and services in future guidance on the evaluation and accreditation of local strategic partnerships.

 (59001)

361  Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to announce the next round of bidding for neighbourhood warden schemes; and if he will make a statement on the eligibility for entitlement to neighbourhood warden schemes for urban areas outside inner cities.

 (59958)

362  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with British Transport Police regarding possible incidents involving track (a) maintenance and (b) vandalism at (i) Severn Tunnel Junction, (ii) Bristol Parkway and (iii) other locations since January 2000; and if he will make a statement.

 (59886)

363  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the proposed railway safety body will be established; what its remit is; what the role of (a) contractors and (b) sub-contractors will be within this body; and if he will make a statement.

 (59889)

364  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what dates he has (a) met, (b) written to and (c) communicated with the Chair of the Health and Safety Commission in the last 12 months; what the subject was of each communication; and if he will make a statement.

 (60000)

365  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the proposed rail accident investigation body will be established; what its remit is; what the expected role of (a) contractors and (b) sub-contractors will be within this body; and if he will make a statement.

 (59888)

366  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many incidents of motor vehicles colliding with trains on railway lines at level crossings there have been in each year since 1997; in which locations; and if he will make a statement.

 (59885)

367  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes are proposed to the remit of the HMRI in relation to railway (a) inspection, (b) safety cases and (c) accident investigation; what changes are proposed to the role of (i) contractors and (ii) sub-contractors within the HMRI; and if he will make a statement.

 (59890)

368  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the role of contractors in the railway industry in relation to (a) safety inspection, (b) safety cases and (c) accident investigation; and if he will make a statement.

 (59957)

369  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the meeting between his Department and the Paddington Survivors' group on 12th September 2001; and if he will place copies of the minutes in the Library.

 (59879)

370  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd May, ref 58199, if he will (a) provide a breakdown of the table by (i) wild animals, (ii) cattle and (iii) domestic animals and (b) provide an explanation for the decline in 2001-02.

 (60031)

371  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received in relation to the role of contractors in (a) inspection, (b) safety cases and (c) accident investigation; and if he will make a statement.

 (59956)

372  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with (a) Railtrack, (b) the HSE, (c) the HSC and (d) other organisations in relation to the role of contractors in (i) inspection, (ii) safety cases and (iii) accident investigation; and if he will make a statement.

 (59959)

373  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the estimated cost is of establishing an elected South West Regional Assembly including the costs of a referendum and of the first elections; and what the estimated running costs are in each of the first three years.

 (60024)

374  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those agencies and public bodies (a) for which an elected South West Regional Assembly would have responsibility and accountability and (b) over which it would have influence.

 (60017)

375  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many civil servants and public officials carry out activities on behalf of Government departments in the South West Region; and how many would be transferred to an elected South West Regional Assembly.

 (60023)

376  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if an elected regional assembly will have the power to impose unitary authorities on existing county and district councils if so recommended by the Boundary Committee.

 (60025)

377  Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what further steps he proposes to take to ensure that road safety targets for 2010 are met; to what extent the most recent road safety statistics are in line with current targets.

 (59603)

378  Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 14th May, Official Report, column 519W, on ferry services, on what dates and in what locations discussions regarding the EU Directive on minimum conditions of service and wages for seafarers took place; what documents were submitted by the UK Government in the course of such discussions; and who represented the UK on each occasion.

 (60015)

379  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will reply to the Questions from the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham Ref. 42127 tabled on 6th March and Ref. 47381 tabled on 10th April.

 (59548)

380  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the cost of complying with best value auditing requirements on councils (a) in England and (b) each council in England.

 (59437)

381  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what future role (a) regional development agencies and (b) government offices for specific regions will play in areas that introduce elected regional assemblies.

 (59551)

382  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 29th April, Official Report, column 567W, on Crossrail, who the key stakeholders involved in the consultation period are; how the consultation will be carried out; and who will be funding the consultation process, and at what financial cost.

 (59549)

383  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many children have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in each year since 1997 in road traffic accidents as a result of failing to wear seatbelts.

 (59432)

384  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many calls the Cones Hotline received in each year since 1995, how many staff were employed on full-time and part-time contracts; and what the running costs for the service were in each year since 1997.

 (59546)

385  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment the Government has made of (a) the draft EU regulation on establishing common rules in the field of aviation security and (b) the recommendation of the European Parliament that member state governments should meet an equitable share of the costs of airport security.[R]

 (60012)

386  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the note of his meeting with the Paddington Survivors Group on 12th September 2001.

 (59820)

387  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had with the Solicitor-General on the case for a corporate manslaughter charge arising from the Paddington rail crash since 20th May.

 (59819)

388  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent investigations he has carried out into the (a) feasibility and (b) utility of constructing combinations of single and double lines of rail track adjacent to motorways and trunk highways.

 (59872)

389  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what requirement there is for parish councillors to sign the Code of Conduct as individuals in cases where their parish council as a whole has not adopted the Code of Conduct.

 (59697)

390  Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he has made an estimate of how many extra mobile phone masts operators will require to complete their networks in the next five years.

 (59632)

391  Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps the Department has taken to monitor the mobile phone industry's adherence to its 10 voluntary commitments on siting and erection of mobile phone masts.

 (59633)

392  Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Strategic Rail Authority has undertaken of the ability of station operators to conform with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

 (59634)

393  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many affordable empty homes there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years.

 (59999)

394  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much investment has been committed to physical regeneration projects in (a) the last five years and (b) the next five years.

 (59826)

395  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much investment is committed to neighbourhood renewal programme in the next five years; and how that budget is divided between revenue and capital spending.

 (59856)

396  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many PFI capital projects fall under the responsibility of his Department and related NDPBs; what the capital value and nature is of each project; and what stage they are at in the PFI procurement process.

 (59834)

397  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what central government-sponsored programmes are underway to support physical regeneration projects.

 (59825)

398  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many non-PFI capital projects fall under the responsibility of his Department and related NDPBs; and what the capital value and nature is of each project.

 (59814)

399  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the advice issued to local government regarding housing allocation for victims of domestic violence.

 (59844)

400  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence regarding local government policy on housing allocation for victims of domestic violence.

 (59843)

401  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many women have been classified as having a priority need for accommodation as victims of domestic violence under sections 175 and 177 of the Housing Act 1996.

 (59845)

402  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of fuel sold in the UK in 2001 was bio-diesel; and what proportion of overall fuel sales his Department estimates will be bio-diesel in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004, (d) 2005 and (e) 2006.

 (59731)

403  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of new cars sold in the last 12 months (a) were capable of running on bio-diesel and (b) had diesel engines.

 (59732)

404  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions his Department has had with vehicle manufacturers to encourage the development of more environmentally-friendly cars.

 (59733)

405  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59775)

406  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59973)

407  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59986)

408  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the cost of upgrading and revalidation of maritime certificates of competence for unemployed merchant seamen will be met by the Merchant Navy Training Provider.

 (59663)

409  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many persons resident in Scotland have received assistance through the Merchant Navy Training Provider to upgrade and revalidate certificates of competency.

 (59672)

410  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the accident record of junction 13 of the M25 over the last five years.

 (59447)

411  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59769)

412  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59972)

413  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the duties are of honourable Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties.

 (59985)

414  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will consult on the definition of older persons' poverty.

 (59601)

415  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures the Government has taken to assist those made redundant recently by EMI.

 (59011)

416  Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to allow greater flexibility in the calculation of the annual permitted work rules in respect of average rather than actual weekly earnings for self-employed disabled people.

 (59756)

417  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to allow investors in SERPS-related funds freedom to transfer funds to alternative providers when a particular provider is under-performing in the market; and if he will make a statement.

 (59293)

418  
N  
Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer the questions regarding SchlumbergerSema and his plans to publish the Department's report on Medical Services' performance against quality targets tabled on 1st May.

 (59294)

419  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been diagnosed as being clinically obese and are in receipt of incapacity benefit.

 (59438)

420  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the New Deal on long-term unemployment.

 (59649)

421  Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps he has taken to develop his Department's strategy to help older people.

 (59650)

422  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken to guarantee a response from the Child Support Agency to a correspondent within five working days.

 (59702)

423  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is that the Child Support Agency has taken to produce a substantive reply to correspondence in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (59701)

424  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the refurbishment projects that (a) are in progress and (b) will start within the next six months; and what action is being taken to ensure that these will procure certified timber.

 (59770)

425  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial help is available to those on New Deal schemes for upgrading of existing maritime competence certificates.

 (59673)

426  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which honourable Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7th June 2001; and when each of them were appointed.

 (59971)

427  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many persons in Scotland over the age of 45 years have been helped with the upgrade of maritime competence certificates through New Deal schemes.

 (59664)

428  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Minister for Women, what the budget of the Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence is.

 (59848)

429  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Minister for Women, who the members of the Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence are.

 (59847)

430  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Minister for Women, how many times the Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence has met in the last 12 months; and on what dates.

 (59846)

431  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Minister for Women, how many letters from the public the Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence has received.

 (59849)

432  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what grounds Leila Khalid was granted a visa to visit the UK; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (59004)

433  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will review the grant of a visa to Leila Khalid to visit the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (59005)

434  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost is of the Supporting People Partnership (a) nationally and (b) in West Sussex.

 [Transferred]   (59588)

435  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received concerning the impact that EU legislation on food supplements will have on the equestrian community.

 [Transferred]   (60013)

436  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the EU draft regulations on drivers' hours on the UK livestock industry.

 [Transferred]   (59667)

437  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what meetings he has had with his counterparts in the other nations of the EU to discuss the impact of the EU draft regulations on drivers' hours on the animal transport industry within the UK.

 [Transferred]   (59669)

438  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) Scottish Executive, (b) National Assembly for Wales and (c) Northern Ireland Assembly on the impact on the UK livestock industry of the EU draft regulations on drivers' hours.

 [Transferred]   (59678)

439  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the potential use of dimethol ether as a fuel in vehicles.

 [Transferred]   (59680)

440  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research her Department has commissioned into the use of dimethol ether.

 [Transferred]   (59671)

441  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of Government's spending on urban regeneration over the next five years; and what levels are committed to capital and revenue spending.

 [Transferred]   (59840)

442  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many pirated (a) video cassettes, (b) compact discs and (c) DVDs have been confiscated by trading standards officers in each of the last five years in (i) street markets and (ii) other distribution centres.

 [Transferred]   (59668)

443  Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding the penalties for causing death by dangerous driving; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (59592)

444  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many forecourts in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland sell bio-diesel.

 [Transferred]   (59734)

445  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the surplus in the National Insurance Fund was in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (59813)

446  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many women's refuges have received government funding in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (59841)

447  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many refuges for women have been built in Britain in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (59842)



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