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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 12 June 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 12 June 2002, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 

WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE

1  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61049)

2  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61063)

3  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (60998)

4  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61029)

5  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60904)

6  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60945)

7  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60924)

8  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of the Secretary of State for Tranport, Local Government and the Regions of 16th May, Official Report, column 800W, on social housing, what other information his Department has collated on the range of initiatives, apart from the cash incentive scheme and home buy, local authorities and registered social landlords in London offer to encourage tenants to relinquish a tenancy.

 (60883)

9  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 10th June [Ref 59084] from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the format and procedures will be of non-statutory public inquiries into the proposed asylum accommodation centres; and if he will make a statement.

 (61275)

10  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many council tenants voted (a) for and (b) against their home to be transferred from council ownership in the current year.

 (61153)

11  
N  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made on the introduction of mandatory licensing schemes for houses in multiple occupancy, as stated in the Housing Green Paper 'Quality and Choice: a decent home for all'; and what such licences will specify.

 (60632)

12  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is on eradicating bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless people if this will exclude the use of hotel accommodation; and when full implementation will be achieved.

 (61093)

13  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will give special financial assistance to Castle Point Borough Council to meet its statutory responsibility for statutory homelessness in the borough; and if he will make a statement.

 (61095)

14  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to change the regime of permitted development rights insofar as they affect the activities of the Land Access and Recreation Forum; and if he will make a statement.

 (61509)

15  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress he is making in implementing recommendations of the park homes working party which do not require legislation; and if he will make a statement.

 (61510)

16  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what provisions regarding park homes he plans to include in a housing bill; and if he will make a statement.

 (61511)

17  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to change the planning regime for game and clay pigeon shoots; and if he will make a statement.

 (61507)

18  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from him in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61398)

19  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61001)

20  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60906)

21  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60888)

22  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61068)

23  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60927)

24  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60946)

25  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61031)

26  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by her Department on stationery in (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98. (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000, (f) 2000-01 and (g) 2001-02; what suppliers were used in each of those years, and how much was spent per supplier; what tender processes were undertaken, and what the frequency was of the processes; and if she will make a statement.

 (61380)

27  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether revenues from the sale of the Dome will be given to Lottery charities; and if she will make a statement.

 (61472)

28  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Sports Lottery funds has been allocated to capital sporting projects in state primary schools in each year; and if she will make a statement.

 (61373)

29  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in the establishment of a national database of sports and leisure facilities for England; and if she will make a statement.

 (61288)

30  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place copies of the minutes of the Inter-Departmental Group on Sport in the Library.

 (61291)

31  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the School Sports Co-ordinators Scheme.

 (61289)

32  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the funding streams from the Government and the National Lottery available to secondary schools who wish to improve their sports facilities.

 (61292)

33  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the Department is doing to encourage schools to hold sports days.

 (61273)

34  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to each London borough if they are to comply with public library standard 18.

 (61158)

35  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of public library standard 18 on levels of book stocks.

 (61159)

36  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what additional resources she has provided to local authorities with large book stocks to enable them to replenish their stocks in accordance with public library standard 18.

 (61157)

37  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement regarding her policy with regard to allowing religious broadcasters to apply for (a) national analogue radio licences, (b) national digital sound programme licences, (c) analogue radio additional service licences, (d) local radio multiplex licences, (e) national radio multiplex licences, (f) all audiologue television licences, (g) national television multiplex licences and (h) local television multiplex licences.

 (61508)

38  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from her in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61397)

39  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60937)

40  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60916)

41  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61070)

42  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60896)

43  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61021)

44  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60890)

45  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61011)

46  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the legal action against his Department being taken by the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans Association.

 (60952)

47  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with other government departments about possible future uses of Deysbrook Barracks, near Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.

 (61276)

48  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of HM armed forces have been brought before courts martial in each of the past eight years charged with violent offences against (a) male and (b) female (i) members of HM armed forces and (ii) civilians.

 (61388)

49  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 61W, on courts martial, if he will break down the cases involving violent crime by (a) severity of offence, (b) sex of victim and (c) whether the victim was a member of HM armed forces.

 (61387)

50  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd May, Official Report, column 473W, on armed forces personnel (deaths on military premises), (a) how many and (b) what proportion of the suicides involved a person below (i) 18 and (ii) 21.

 (61389)

51  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 17th April, Official Report, column 942W, on firearm deaths, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of the members of HM Forces whose deaths were recorded as a result of firearms incidents were (i) also recorded as suicide or self-inflicted deaths and (ii) below (A) 18 and (B) 21 years old.

 (61386)

52  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many representations he has received in the past 12 months requesting that a medal be awarded for the 1951-54 Suez Canal Campaign; and if he will make a statement.

 (61265)

53  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Honours and Decorations Committee re-opened the case to consider awarding a 1951-54 Suez Canal Campaign Medal; who requested that the matter be reviewed; and when he expects a decision to be made.

 (61264)

54  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the membership of the Ministerial Group for The Queen's Golden Jubilee; and which members will receive the Golden Jubilee Medal.

 (61287)

55  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from him in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61396)

56  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60920)

57  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61024)

58  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61039)

59  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61052)

60  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61014)

61  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60940)

62  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60899)

63  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of (a) the number and (b) the percentage of teachers whose General Teaching Council registration fee has been collected by compulsory deduction by their employer.

 (60881)

64  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to make provision for a GCSE in performing arts and related disciplines.

 (60877)

65  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades at GCSE in the last year for which figures are available included an intermediate GNVQ equivalent to four A*-C grade GCSEs in their qualifications.

 (60876)

66  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what steps her Department is taking to mark European Languages Day on 26th September.

 (60882)

67  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received urging the retention of intermediate GNVQs.

 (60878)

68  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 15th October, Official Report, column 1189W, on bullying, what review has taken place to assess the anti-bullying strategy; what plans she has to introduce legislation to prevent bullying and harassment in further education colleges; and if she will make a statement.

 (61530)

69  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her Answer of 16th October, Official Report, column 1189W, on bullying, what measures have been (a) drawn up and (b) implemented to prevent bullying, with special reference to racist and homophobic bullying in schools and colleges; and if she will make a statement.

 (61529)

70  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list, for each of the last three years, the total payments made by her Department to electoral reform services for the purpose of (a) establishing the number of parents forming the electorate in area grammar school ballots and (b) establishing the list of primary schools whose parents form the electorate in feeder school grammar school ballots.

 (59244)

71  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from her in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61395)

72  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the courses of study in higher education institutions, broken down by the proportion of undergraduate students of each social class.

 (61305)

73  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60901)

74  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60942)

75  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61016)

76  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61025)

77  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60921)

78  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61041)

79  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61054)

80  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has made to the European Commission seeking the promotion of non-ozone depleting alternative refrigerants.

 (60880)

81  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action her Department is taking to persuade the European Commission to accelerate the phase out dates for ozone depleting substances.

 (60879)

82  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spend by her Department on stationery in (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000, (f) 2000-01 and (g) 2001-02; what suppliers were used in each of those years, and how much was spent per supplier, what tender processes were undertaken, and what the frequency was of the processes; and if she will make a statement.

 (61379)

83  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the question from the honourable Member for North Norfolk tabled on 1st May, reference 54851.

 (61317)

84  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to receive the conclusions of the Government's review of farm business tenancies.

 (61540)

85  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the costs to British fishermen of complying with the working time directive.

 (61503)

86  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the countries from which meat may be legally imported into the United Kingdom which have endemic foot and mouth disease.

 (61538)

87  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the application of the working time directive to fishermen.

 (61502)

88  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the possible harmonisation or approximation of state aid for eliminating fallen stock within the EU.

 (61499)

89  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the percentage of fallen (a) calves, (b) adult bovines and (c) sheep that are buried on farms in (i) England and (ii) Wales.

 (61493)

90  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement about her Department's handling of claims for compensation, other than compensation for loss of livestock, arising out of foot and mouth disease.

 (61496)

91  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to introduce shellfish licensing.

 (61543)

92  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is towards state aid for the elimination of fallen stock.

 (61501)

93  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to consult farmers about phases 2 and 3 of the National Scrapie Plan.

 (61532)

94  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the EC Animal By-Products Regulation 2000/0259 to be implemented.

 (61494)

95  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what date she intends to make compliance with the National Scrapie Plan compulsory.

 (61537)

96  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to bring forward legislation to place the National Scrapie Plan on a statutory basis.

 (61536)

97  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her proposals for the second and third phases of the National Scrapie Plan.

 (61535)

98  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on the competitiveness of British farmers of the existence within the EU of different levels of state aid for eliminating (a) fallen stock and (b) slaughterhouse waste.

 (61498)

99  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change the rules for farmers disposing of fallen stock.

 (61500)

100  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total costs under Phase One of the National Scrapie Plan of (a) the identification and registration of rams, (b) the registration of farms, (c) the collection of blood samples and their dispatch to the laboratory, (d) the laboratory testing of blood samples to establish genotypes, and (e) certification.

 (61534)

101  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring foward legislation to amend the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.

 (61541)

102  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to bring forward new policy measures to address the problems faced by British farmers as a result of the expiry of the agrimonetary system.

 (61544)

103  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sheep have had to be destroyed since
1st January as a result of injuries sustained during testing for scrapie.

 (61491)

104  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many breeders have applied to take part in (a) the Ram Genotyping Scheme for Purebred Registered Flocks and (b) the Ram Genotyping Scheme for Purebred Non-Registered Flocks; how many blood sampling visits have taken place so far for each scheme; and if she will make a statement.

 (61533)

105  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is towards the possible introduction of a national fallen stock service following the implementation of the EC Animal By-Products Regulation 2000/0259.

 (61492)

106  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she plans to change the number of her Department's regional offices.

 (61542)

107  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change her policies in response to the European Commission's working paper, Animal Waste and Fallen Stock—State Aid Policy Issues.

 (61497)

108  Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to a letter from the honourable Member for Woking, dated 10th January concerning Mr. A. Giles and the British Cattle Movement service.

 (61150)

109  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to Mr Bennett and Mrs Wilcockson, constituents, regarding the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme.

 (61402)

110  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from her in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61394)

111  Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the (a) gross tonnage and (b) kilowatts of engine power permanently withdrawn from (i) the beam trawling sector and (ii) the pelagic sector under MAGP IV; and what assessment she has made of the possibility of the UK meeting the required targets set under this programme by the end of the period.

 (61267)

112  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61002)

113  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61032)

114  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60907)

115  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60948)

116  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60928)

117  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61055)

118  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61042)

119  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of penalty is charged against those failing to submit returns to the Inland Revenue; how many businesses have received these penalties against them over the past three years; and what the total amount received by the Exchequer as a result of these fines was.

 (61312)

120  Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the First Special Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee Session 2001-02, on the attendance of a Minister from the Treasury before the Transport and Local Government Committee.

 (61086)

121  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the additional (a) income tax and (b) VAT which would be paid if the basic state pension was raised to £120 a week for the single pensioner and £150 for married couples in (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04.

 (61256)

122  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the figures underlying the graph on page 19 of Modernising Annuities published by the Inland Revenue in February; what the date is in each year for which the figures are valid; and what the source is of the date used for earnings, annuity rates and value of maturing personal pension funds.

 (61084)

123  Eric Joyce (Falkirk West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families are in receipt of (a) working families tax credit and (b) child tax credit in each constituency in Scotland.

 (61304)

124  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will target Inland Revenue employment status teams to monitor the employment status of workers in the construction industry.

 (60633)

125  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if funding for which state aid approval is granted is automatically included in the public sector accounts.

 (61271)

126  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the criteria by which it is determined whether funding for which state aid approval has been granted is included in the public sector accounts.

 (61270)

127  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to put a duty of care on mortgage companies to repay funds to people who have had their properties repossessed and sold where there is a surplus arising on that sale.

 (60875)

128  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60894)

129  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61009)

130  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60934)

131  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61019)

132  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60914)

133  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60886)

134  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61066)

135  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions have taken place between his officials and representatives of the Government of Honduras in respect of the number of murders of street children; and if he will make a statement.

 (59243)

136  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd April, Official Report, column 230W, on Civil Service recruitment, if he will place in the Library a copy of the questionnaire sent to staff requesting information about education details.

 (60665)

137  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Anwer of 23rd May, Official Report, column 528W, on the EU meeting at Brussels, if he will make a statement on the nature and aim of the substantive contribution by relevant council bodies on the EU's role in the WSSD process; and if he will list the bodies involved in making that contribution.

 (61403)

138  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from him in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61392)

139  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he was informed of the intention of President Mugabe to travel to Rome via the United Kingdom; what steps he took; and what steps he will take in future to prevent such transfers.

 (61393)

140  Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make the database of weight management services developed by Department available at local practitioner level.

 (61476)

141  Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether overweight and obesity has decreased since the setting of milestones for its reduction within the National Health Service Framework for coronary heart disease.

 (61475)

142  Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information he has collated on the health promotion milestones set within the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease in relation to obesity and overweight.

 (61478)

143  Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered patients in England had a recorded body mass index of above 35 in (a) April 2001 and (b) April 2002.

 (61474)

144  Mr David Amess (Southend West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will support the annual National Obesity Awareness week organised by the Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust.

 (61477)

145  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61018)

146  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60913)

147  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60887)

148  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61006)

149  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60893)

150  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60935)

151  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61067)

152  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May, Official Report, column 305W, on hospital discharges, when his Department expects to complete its consultations on the penalty system for social services departments.

 (60812)

153  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May, Official Report, column 424W, on care homes, how many of the letters from (a) honourable Members and (b) the public were about increases in care home fees related to the introduction of free nursing care; and if he will list the other subjects which (i) honourable Members and (ii) members of the public wrote concerning the introduction of NHS funded care.

 (60793)

154  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Maidenhead, of 15th May, Official Report, column 735W, on hospital discharges, if he will set out the target number of the maximum number of beds blocked following the 20 per cent. reduction of bed blockers as proposed in, Delivering the NHS Plan, paragraph 8.10.

 (60814)

155  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued in 2001 for (a) atypical, (b) traditional and (c) all antipsychotic medication in each region and health authority for age groups (i) 0 to 15 years, (ii) 16 to 59 years and (iii) 60 years and over.

 (60630)

156  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21st May, Official Report, column 305W, on hospital discharges, what (a) representations he has received and (b) estimates he has made about the early discharge of patients from hospital.

 (60813)

157  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22nd May, Official Report, column 424W, on free nursing care, how many letters have been received from honourable Members regarding the failure of care homes to pass on the NHS free nursing care contribution, broken down by party.

 (60794)

158  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Maidenhead, of 15th May, Official Report, column 735W, on hospital discharges, how many people had their discharge delayed in March, broken down by (a) reason, (b) health authority and (c) length of delay.

 (60815)

159  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much government funding has been allocated to research into the causes of diabetes in each of the last five years.

 (61376)

160  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers are (a) working in rehabilitative services for stroke victims and (b) working in stroke units in hospitals.

 (60134)

161  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the Government has invested in stroke treatment since 1997; and what plans he has to increase this.

 (60136)

162  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals have not been equipped with stroke units; and in which areas they are.

 (60133)

163  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are contained in the NHS plan to help the Afro-Caribbean community to combat their higher rate of stroke.

 (60135)

164  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what restrictions will apply to the ability of patients and general practitioners to book hospital appointments at a time and place of the patient's convenience.

 (61429)

165  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what formal procedures are available for patients who wish to record a complaint about the quality of care and treatment they have received in hospital.

 (61451)

166  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students have dropped out before the completion of their course in each of the last five years.

 (61434)

167  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors were working in paediatric pathology in (a) March 1997, (b) March 1998, (c) March 1999, (d) March 2000, (e) March 2001 and (f) March 2002.

 (61456)

168  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what diseases will qualify for quality payments under the tiered system outlined in the general practitioner contract.

 (61421)

169  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action is being taken by NHS trusts to reduce assaults on nurses.

 (61447)

170  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of ministerial cars for his Department was in each year from 1995 to 2001 and from 1st January 2002 to date.

 (61428)

171  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physical assaults against nurses were recorded in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001.

 (61449)

172  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 16th May, Official Report, column 857W, on the design champion, what form Lord Hunt of Kings Heath's personal mentoring of four healthcare design schemes takes.

 (61526)

173  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish a national set of standards for primary care for cancer.

 (61422)

174  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the contibution of medical science and education to the pharmaceutical industry.

 (61464)

175  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of an elective primary hip replacement in each NHS (a) trust and (b) hospital was in 2000-01.

 (61436)

176  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS consultants were formally appraised in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02.

 (61445)

177  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he expects the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust Heart Surgery Centre to open.

 (61426)

178  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his intention that healthcare professionals who refuse to provide him with patient information will face fines.

 (61425)

179  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of redundancy committees at London medical schools.

 (61467)

180  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many letters ministers in his Department have received in the last three months from (a) honourable Members, (b) medical students and their representatives and (c) others regarding problems faced by medical students.

 (61442)

181  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met representatives of (a) Unison and (b) the Royal College of Nursing to discuss violence against nurses.

 (61448)

182  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elective primary hip replacements were performed in 2000-01.

 (61437)

183  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many homes in Tyne and Wear have been insulated as a result of the Health Action Zone campaign there.

 (61430)

184  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions ministers in his Department have had with representatives of the (a) Medical Protection Society, (b) Patient Information Advisory Group, (c) Medical Defence Union and (d) GPC regarding patient confidentiality in the last two months.

 (61420)

185  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of long-term funding of dual support for externally-funded research projects.

 (61465)

186  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he and ministers in his Department have had with representatives of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the last three months.

 (61455)

187  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the reduction of cost weights for laboratory and generic research.

 (61470)

188  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those countries from which his Department will not recruit doctors.

 (61418)

189  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the cases of waiting list manipulation his Department recorded in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000, (e) 2001 and (f) 1st January 2002 to date.

 (61444)

190  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting for cardiology operations in (a) the quarter ending March 1997 and (b) the latest available quarter in each health authority in England.

 (61459)

191  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the job description of a ward housekeeper.

 (61461)

192  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people the Government estimates are in care homes but who could be treated in their own homes; and what targets it has for increasing capacity for home-based care.

 (61435)

193  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on medical education post reductions in relation to the strategic alliance between the Department of Health and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

 (61466)

194  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the activity levels were in the quarter to (a) March 2000 and (b) March 2001 for (i) general and (ii) acute elective hospital spells.

 (61440)

195  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in how many instances unregistered staff have performed tasks usually associated with state-registered pathologists in (a) March 1999 to March 2000, (b) March 2000 to March 2001 and (c) March 2001 to March 2002; and at which hospitals.

 (61453)

196  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what meeting he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to discuss the implications of staffing reductions at medical schools.

 (61463)

197  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of ward hostesses is in mental health trusts.

 (61460)

198  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students have graduated in each of the last five years; and how many in each year worked within the NHS upon graduating.

 (61433)

199  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances general practitioners will be obliged to complete a Criminal Records Bureau certification form; and what details will need to be provided to complete such a form.

 (61423)

200  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he and ministers in his Department have had with representatives of the Birmingham Care Consortium in the last two months.

 (61454)

201  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on staffing levels at medical schools in London.

 (61468)

202  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how reimbursement for travel expenses is calculated; and what the value is of such reimbursement for each grade of staff nurse.

 (61427)

203  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the definition is of a youth treatment centre; what conditions they treat; where they are located; and how many children are treated in each.

 (61458)

204  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he and ministers have had with NICE regarding the prescription of (a) irinotecan and (b) oxaplatin.

 (61457)

205  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date the first NHS foundation hospitals will be identified.

 (61443)

206  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 29th April, Official Report, column 624W, on school fruit, which varieties of fruit are distributed as part of the National School Fruit scheme; and from which countries each fruit is imported.

 (61525)

207  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for results of cervical smear tests in each of the London health authorities was in (a) March 2001 and (b) March 2002.

 (61432)

208  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role medical schools have in implementing the National Plan's human resources priorities.

 (61469)

209  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding each medical school received in each of the past five years.

 (61462)

210  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is available for the treatment of bowel cancer at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.

 (61452)

211  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of healthcare services in their area he expects primary care trusts will be responsible for commissioning in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.

 (61441)

212  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs he expected the NCAA to validate in its first year when he established it.

 (61439)

213  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many strategic health authorities have nurses on their boards.

 (61446)

214  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Government is taking to reduce assaults on nurses.

 (61419)

215  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he (a) collates and (b) will publish details of waiting times for NHS orthodontic treatment.

 (61450)

216  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances he plans to demand patient information from healthcare professionals.

 (61424)

217  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-consultant career grade doctors are employed in the NHS in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.

 (61431)

218  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department is carrying out into treatments for gonorrhoea; and if he will make a statement.

 (61072)

219  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has a mechanism for monitoring (a) health authorities' and (b) primary care trusts' compliance with their statutory obligations to provide NICE recommended (i) drugs, (ii) treatments and (iii) technologies.

 (61077)

220  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the national chlamydia-screening programme will be operational across the country.

 (61074)

221  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to monitor whether (a) primary care trusts and (b) health authorities are making funding available to provide the best quality hearing aids to all patients.

 (61078)

222  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list by health authority in England and Wales the percentage of NHS-funded abortions occurring within 10 weeks gestation of pregnancy in each of the last five years.

 (61073)

223  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the action plan outlining implementation of the sexual health and HIV strategy will be published; and if he will make a statement.

 (61076)

224  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if a patient with an NHS-provided digital hearing aid is entitled to a replacement digital hearing and continued support with it if they move from living within an NHS trust that routinely provides digital hearing aids to an NHS trust that provides only analogue hearing aids.

 (61079)

225  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the results of the pilot chlamydia-screening programmes in Portsmouth and Wirral; and if he will make a statement.

 (61075)

226  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when each of the NHS trusts that have been selected to become part of the modernising hearing aid services project will start routinely issuing digital hearing aids.

 (61080)

227  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department gives for screening for TB in England.

 (61083)

228  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the trends in the incidence of TB in England in the last five years; and if he will make a statement on the reasons for changes.

 (61136)

229  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many circular documents have been sent by his Department and by the NHS Executive to the chief executives of NHS trusts since 1st June 2001; how many pages there were in each such document; and if he will make a statement.

 (61495)

230  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas nursing applicants are awaiting admission to the UK nursing register; and if he will make a statement.

 (61156)

231  Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the UK are known to be infected by toxoplasma gondii; how many reported deaths from toxoplasma gondii infection there have been in each of the last five years; and what research is being sponsored by the Department into the causes and treatment of toxoplasma gondii.

 (61146)

232  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department will publish an annual report of all poisonings recorded by the National Poisons Information Service.

 (60629)

233  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to record the incidence of patients suffering from a deep vein thrombosis who have made a long haul flight up to four weeks before they contracted the disease.

 (61523)

234  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients with deep vein thrombosis are treated by the NHS in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.

 (61520)

235  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated time is between the formation of blood clots in the lower limbs of air travellers and the development of a deep vein thrombosis.

 (61521)

236  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of long haul air travellers he estimates suffer from blood clots in their lower limbs.

 (61522)

237  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what records are kept by the NHS on the incidence of thrombo embolic diseases amongst air travellers.

 (61524)

238  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of deep vein thromboses treated by the NHS since 1999 have been air travel related.

 (61519)

239  Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers exist to enable NHS hospital staff to require co-operation from patients and visitors in complying with reasonable Health and Safety requests in order to protect the safety of people on NHS hospital sites.

 (61408)

240  Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set up a task group with high level participation from the Department of Health, the Fire Service and the Fire Policy Unit to consider the implications of the fire at Warrington Hospital for the structure of hospital buildings, with special reference to the NHS building programme.

 (61407)

241  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve retention of radiographers in the NHS in London; and if he will make a statement.

 (60873)

242  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many radiographers in London have left the NHS and been re-employed as agency staff during the last year; and if he will make a statement.

 (60874)

243  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the impact on the NHS of resignations of radiographers in the Greater London region in the last year.

 (60872)

244  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the financial provision he will make to implement the National Service framework for the treatment of diabetes.

 (61514)

245  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities who are not making up the shortfall between preserved rights income and care home fees at the point of change; and if he will make a statement.

 (61512)

246  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department issues regarding the prescribing of antipsychotic medicines for elderly patients; and if he will make a statement.

 (61505)

247  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what initial investment is required of NHS trusts in order to apply for funding for the provision of digital hearing aids; and if he will make a statement.

 (61515)

248  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 20th May, Official Report, column 142W, on foot care, how many (a) professions and (b) projects were covered by the £3 million allocated for 2001-02.

 (61518)

249  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 20th May, Official Report, column 142W, on foot care, what amount was spent on education and training programmes for podiatrists and chiropodists.

 (61517)

250  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th May, Official Report, column 678W, on air pollutants, what plans he has to make and assess measurements of concentrations of aldehydes in the air in localised environments; and if he will make a statement.

 (61527)

251  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received regarding the use of photodynamic therapy for macular disease; and if he will make a statement.

 (61513)

252  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received regarding the prescribing of antipsychotic medicines to patients in intermediate care; and if he will make a statement.

 (61506)

253  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from him in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost of each is.

 (61391)

254  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long the time it takes to transfer a book to Braille will be reduced under the proposed Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Bill.

 (61148)

255  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government has taken since 1997 to increase facilities and services for blind people; and if he will make a statement.

 (61147)

256  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60897)

257  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61022)

258  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60891)

259  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60917)

260  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61071)

261  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60938)

262  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61012)

263  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time prisoners at Feltham (A and B) young offenders' prison spent locked in their cells each day was in (a) 1995, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002 to date; and if he will make a statement.

 (61374)

264  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the prisoners under home detention curfew (a) broke their curfew and (b) re-offended whilst under curfew in (i) January, (ii) February and (iii) March; and if he will make a statement.

 (61473)

265  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the work of the Criminal Justice Joint Planning Unit in relation to the development and testing of joint and shared performance measures and the date envisaged for the production of a set of indicators on criminal justice system priorities.

 (59658)

266  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the inter-departmental steering group working on the review of statistics on administration of criminal justice is expected to report; what the group's membership is; and what the members' sponsoring authorities are.

 (59339)

267  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reasons of national security compel the Home Office to retain sections of PRO file PRO/30/60/13/2 dating from 1887 to 1896 closed under section 3.4 of the Public Records Act 1958.

 (61284)

268  Mr John Greenway (Ryedale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the funds he is allocating to police forces in Yorkshire for counter-terrorism measures will be given to North Yorkshire Police in respect of the policing of Fylingdales.

 (61306)

269  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of service of a special constable is in working in (a) Jarrow, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the UK.

 (61488)

270  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Department plans to introduce incentives to encourage people to become career special constables.

 (61489)

271  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables have operated in the Jarrow constituency in each year since 1997.

 (61283)

272  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter dated 26th April from the honourable Member for Yeovil on the subject of private home security companies.

 (59719)

273  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the allocation to West Mercia Constabulary for police activity on counter-terrorism measures of the extra funding announced on 10th June.

 (61282)

274  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by how much he estimates he would have to increase his Department's grant to the West Mercia Constabulary from April 2003 to meet the costs of the increased national insurance employers' contributions due from that month.

 (61281)

275  Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 10th June Ref 57089, for what reason he does not consider it appropriate to put into the public domain details of sites which were not considered to merit detailed assessment as possible sites for asylum accommodation centres.

 (61262)

276  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to require telecoms companies to retain records of calls made.

 (61152)

277  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations he has held on the impact of the withdrawal of authority from police to remove unopened containers of alcohol from underage youths in public areas in 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (61094)

278  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of juvenile crime was linked to the use of (a) alcohol and (b) drugs in each of the last 10 years.

 (61102)

279  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding the time taken by the Criminal Records Bureau to process applications from local authorities for information; and if he will make a statement.

 (61516)

280  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from him in
1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost of each is.

 (61390)

281  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether an agreed strategy has been reached by OECD countries, the World Food Programme and NGOs, both international and local, on the food strategies affecting Southern Africa which take into account the regions political and economic dynamics.

 (61082)

282  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what work her Department is undertaking to ensure that there is (a) accurate information on the country specific food shortages in Southern Africa and (b) adequate co-ordination of the humanitarian operation at both national and regional levels in Southern Africa.

 (61087)

283  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources her Department will allocate to combat the food shortages in Southern Africa; and what time scale these resources will be intended to cover.

 (61088)

284  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60943)

285  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60902)

286  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61056)

287  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61027)

288  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61043)

289  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60923)

290  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (60997)

291  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects are supported by her Department designed to improve conditions for street children in Central American countries; and if she will make a statement.

 (59242)

292  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid her Department has given to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) Kuwait in the past 10 years.

 (60631)

293  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what changes have taken place in the Government's policy and aims for development in Africa since 1st October 2001; and what action her Department has taken with regard to Africa since that date.

 (61400)

294  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant from her in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations and outside bodies which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61399)

295  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60925)

296  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61028)

297  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61000)

298  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61061)

299  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60947)

300  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61047)

301  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60905)

302  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what further timeliness targets have been identified; which criminal justice departments are involved in this activity; and when an announcement will be made concerning the timeliness targets.

 (59340)

303  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which organisations which were in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 no longer are; what the annual saving is; which organisations which were not in receipt of a grant in 1997-98 now are; and what the annual cost is.

 (61401)

304  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61044)

305  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60910)

306  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60930)

307  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61057)

308  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61003)

309  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60950)

310  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61033)

311  
N  
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what evidence he has collated of recent breaches of the ceasefire and Belfast Agreement by Republican paramilitaries; and if he will make a statement.

 (57738)

312  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61064)

313  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61036)

314  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60912)

315  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60933)

316  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60885)

317  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61008)

318  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60892)

319  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Prime Minister, how many staff were employed by his Office on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60929)

320  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Prime Minister, how much his office has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61060)

321  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60903)

322  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61062)

323  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (60999)

324  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61030)

325  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60926)

326  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60944)

327  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61048)

328  Eric Joyce (Falkirk West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many young people have (a) participated in and (b) found jobs as a result of the New Deal in each constituency in Scotland.

 (61301)

329  Eric Joyce (Falkirk West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many families are in receipt of the national minimum wage in each constituency in Scotland.

 (61303)

330  Eric Joyce (Falkirk West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will publish for each constitutency in Scotland the (a) actual and (b) percentage change in (i) youth, (ii) long term and (iii) total unemployed since May 1997 and present.

 (61294)

331  Eric Joyce (Falkirk West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people were in employment (a) at the most recent date for which figures are available and (b) in May 1997 for each constituency in Scotland.

 (61293)

332  Eric Joyce (Falkirk West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many young people have received full-time education, training or work experience with the voluntary sector or the Environment Taskforce as a result of the New Deal in each constituency in Scotland.

 (61302)

333  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (61037)

334  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61013)

335  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60898)

336  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61038)

337  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61051)

338  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61023)

339  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60919)

340  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, what assessment she has carried out of (a) the quality and (b) the timeliness of production of the case files received from the police within each CPS region for (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02.

 (59462)

341  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on the work of each CPS region in relation to the conduct of prosecutions and on the related assessments made.

 (59464)

342  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, what assessment she has made of the impact of training programmes on the (a) efficiency and (b) effectiveness of each CPS region.

 (59350)

343  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, as a percentage of staff employed within each CPS area and region, how many are crown prosecutors; and how many crown prosecutors within each region secured accreditation as higher court advocates in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, and (c) 2001-02.

 (59344)

344  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if the new electronic case management application will be operational in 2003; and if this application is compatible with other systems in the criminal justice system.

 (59346)

345  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) inspections and (b) thematic reviews have been undertaken in each CPS area since the inception of the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate; and how long each took on average.

 (59348)

346  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on the (a) reasons for and (b) impact of significant staff turnover within the (i) Derbyshire, (ii) Hertfordshire, (iii) Humberside and (iv) North Wales CPS regions, with reference to the training budget as a proportion of turnover on 1st January.

 (59657)

347  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, what assessment she has made of how the most qualified lawyers in the CPS have spent their time since the production of Sir Iain Glidewell's report in June 1998.

 (59463)

348  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, which of the co-located criminal justice and trial units are located within the court; and what assessment she has made of the benefits of co-locating criminal justice and trial units within the court complex.

 (59465)

349  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if Her Majesty's CPS Inspectorate has assessed the consistency of approach between each CPS area in respect of the (a) scrutiny and (b) credibility checks undertaken by the staff of the CPS in relation to (i) all cases and (ii) historical sex abuse cases.

 (59336)

350  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, what nature of training is provided for Crown prosecutors with respect to the code for Crown prosecutors; and what assessment has been carried out on the effectiveness of this training programme.

 (59337)

351  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if she records correspondence and complaints primarily by the name of the sender; how complaints from the public have influenced the processes employed by the CPS, the Solicitor General and the Attorney General; and if complaints have been reviewed by (a) the HMCPSI and (b) law officers in an internal review.

 (59338)

352  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, what the terms of reference are of the review being undertaken by the DPP in relation to the Damilola Taylor case.

 (59341)

353  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, with reference to the proposal to introduce a system where, before trial, interviews of certain key witnesses are conducted by the prosecutor in a limited category of cases, what categories of cases are being considered; and what criteria were used to establish categories of cases.

 (59342)

354  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, which CPS regions are piloting the recommendations of Sir Robin Auld that the CPS should take over responsibility from the police for determining the charge from the outset of the case.

 (59343)

355  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if each CPS region has recently received a modern IT infrastructure; what the cost of the infrastructure was per CPS region as a percentage of the total revenue budget; what the total revenue budget is in each case; and if these systems are compatible with other systems in the criminal justice system.

 (59345)

356  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) performance reviews and (b) case specific reviews were undertaken in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02, broken down by prosecuting authority.

 (59347)

357  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on, and explain the variation in, the annual budget allocated to staff training in each CPS area, with specific reference to (a) Warwickshire and (b) Northamptonshire, in 2001-02.

 (59349)

358  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Solicitor General, how many (a) lawyers, (b) caseworkers and (c) administrative staff were recruited in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02; and how many (A) lawyers, (B) caseworkers and (C) administrative staff were employed in the same period in each CPS region.

 (59656)

359  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61026)

360  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff were employed by her Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60922)

361  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61040)

362  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60900)

363  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (61015)

364  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in her Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60941)

365  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61053)

366  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will authorise Consignia and Post Office Counters to act as collection points for credit unions; and if she will make a statement.

 (61372)

367  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent by her Department on stationery in (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98, (d) 1998-99, (e) 1999-2000, (f) 2000-01 and (g) 2001-02; what suppliers were used in each of these years, and how much was spent per supplier; what tender processes were undertaken, and what the frequency was of such processes; and if she will make a statement.

 (61377)

368  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many renewable energy projects attracted financial support from the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each of the last three years; what the level of financial support was for each project; and what percentage these represent of the total (a) number and (b) value of ECGD funded projects.

 (57609)

369  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library the annual assessments taken of the Business Links Service by her Department in each of the past four years.

 (61314)

370  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many calls the Business Link Complaints Hotline has received since its inception.

 (61315)

371  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the two departmental reviews being undertaken within the Department of Trade and Industry.

 (61316)

372  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many start up firms have received help from Business Links in each of the past three years.

 (61311)

373  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the period is of the contract between her Department and Cap Gemini Ernst and Young relating to the current reviews of her Department.

 (61310)

374  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library impact assessements relating to the performance of local business links.

 (61307)

375  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the national standards applicable to those delivering Business Link branded services; and whether it is her policy that these standards should be made mandatory.

 (61308)

376  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many members of her Department have been seconded to small businesses in the past five years; and what proportion of total placements these secondments account for.

 (61309)

377  
N  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the roll out of broadband connectivity in Northern Ireland.

 (57731)

378  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the total amount spent on scientific research that has taken place in the UK in each of the last five years; and what her estimate is of the proportions that were funded (a) privately and (b) publicly.

 (61092)

379  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of public funding of research in UK universities in each of the last five years has been for (a) military application and (b) other purposes.

 (61091)

380  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the proportion of research in UK universities in each of the last five years that has been funded (a) privately and (b) publicly.

 (61090)

381  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her policy is towards the repayment of the (a) interest and (b) capital on loans made by Business Link to firms that subsequently suffered a severe loss of business as a result of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

 (61539)

382  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims were (a) submitted and (b) paid and what sums were paid out for each fishing port in the scheme for compensating fishermen for the loss of Icelandic waters in the last five years.

 (61406)

383  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims for compensation in the last five years for the loss of Icelandic fishing have been rejected; and how many remain to be processed.

 (61405)

384  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 20th May, Official Report, column 50W, on export licences, when she will complete processing the export licence application number 32368 made on 7th March by Pultrex Limited of Colchester; what the explanation is for the delay in dealing with the application; and what action she plans to take to improve the timescale of processing export licence applications.

 (61504)

385  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the new regulations under the Employment Agencies Act 1973 will be laid before Parliament.

 (61101)

386  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with Bectu and Equity regarding the operation of the Employment Agencies Act 1973; and if she will make a statement.

 (61100)

387  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions have taken place between her Department and (a) the Cabinet Office (b) the Home Office and (c) DEFRA regarding what action can be taken within existing legislation to address neighbourhood safety, noise and nuisance arising from fireworks; and if she will make a statement.

 (61481)

388  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what factors the then Secretary of State took into account when determining the non-competition issues concerning the acquisition of Express Newspapers by the Northern and Shell Group.

 (61480)

389  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what basis the then Secretary of State determined that Mr Richard Desmond was a fit and proper person to control Express Newspapers.

 (61479)

390  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account was taken of the nature of pornographic websites controlled by companies associated with Mr Richard Desmond when the Secretary of State was considering whether to refer the acquisition of Express Newspapers by the Northern and Shell Group.

 (61528)

391  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the level of regulations affecting small businesses in the last three years; and what further plans she has in this respect.

 (61160)

392  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent measures the Government has taken to assist small businesses in offering more flexible hours; and what plans the Government has to ensure that businesses offer flexible hours to all employees.

 (61149)

393  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61017)

394  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61065)

395  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60918)

396  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61050)

397  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61007)

398  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60939)

399  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60911)

400  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his reply of 13th May, Official Report, column 508, if he will make a statement on progress on Lord Cullen's recommendations on rail safety reported by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission; if he will place copies of correspondence received in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (61482)

401  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many fire appliances were available in England and Wales on 31st March, broken down by (a) county and (b) London borough.

 (61375)

402  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March, Official Report, column 375W, on airports, what further research has been commissioned and when the research is due to be reported; to whom the results will be published; who has been commissioned to carry out the research; and if he will make a statement.

 (61531)

403  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many local authorities by 31st March, had (a) shown intent to fine and (b) fined utility companies under the powers given in section 74 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991; and if he will make a statement.

 (61378)

404  Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) terms and conditions, (b) terms of reference and (c) jurisdiction are planned for the European Rail Agency.

 (61145)

405  Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he plans to promote the inter-operability of EU rail systems; what their approximate cost is; and what timetable is planned for their implementation.

 (61144)

406  Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what consultation he has had with HM Railway Inspectors in regard to the findings of their inspections of driver management; how many companies were surveyed; what the results were; what changes he plans to the inspection regime; and what response has been received from the companies inspected.

 (61085)

407  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the (a) timetable and (b) terms of reference are for the review of the appropriate institutional structure and departmental responsibilities for transport safety and other health and safety at work issues deemed necessary as a result of departmental restructuring; and if he will make a statement.

 (61266)

408  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the speech made by the Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions to the Royal Geographical Society on 5th June 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 (61254)

409  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects Railtrack to come out of administration; and if he will make a statement.

 (61155)

410  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date he applied for state aid approval for the payment of £300 million to Network Rail to provide compensation for shareholders of Rail Track Group.

 (61269)

411  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will give the cost of (a) rail, (b) bus and (c) car travel in (i) large cities, (ii) other towns and cities and (iii) rural areas in £ per kilometre in (A) 1997 and (B) 2001.

 (61286)

412  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average time was spent commuting (a) predominantly by rail and (b) predominantly by road, in minutes per person, in each of the last six years in each nation and region.

 (61285)

413  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he applied to the European Commission for state aid approval in relation to the underwriting of funding for Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.

 (61268)

414  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the piggyback trains that won the SRA's freight innovation competition have passed the tests necessary for certification to ensure that they comply with the W6A loading gauge to (a) UIC and (b) Railtrack Group Standards; and when certification was granted.

 (61277)

415  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether there is an agreed work programme of track renewal for the first year of Network Rail's trading.

 (61298)

416  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money he estimates will be raised from (a) Government and (b) private sector sources to finance Network Rail.

 (61251)

417  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the Government stands behind any guarantees offered by the SRA on behalf of Network Rail.

 (61279)

418  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money he estimates the SRA will need in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04 to finance Network Rail.

 (61253)

419  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what adjustments to the forecasts for transport spending under the 10 Year Plan he is proposing to accommodate the financing of Network Rail.

 (61300)

420  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the Government guarantees the borrowings of the SRA.

 (61278)

421  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the expenditure needed in the next three years to bring the rail network up to acceptable standard.

 (61252)

422  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the additional grant and guarantees needed by Network Rail compared with the plans for Railtrack in the 10 Year Plan represent additional public funding above the 10 year plan levels.

 (61299)

423  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guarantees about the state of the rail network (a) the Government and (b) the SRA will offer to Network Rail.

 (61297)

424  Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much capital Network Rail will have on its balance sheet on its first day of trading after the transfer to it of Railtrack assets.

 (61280)

425  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average age is of drivers of large goods vehicles.

 (61484)

426  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with representatives of the road haulage industry about projected shortages of large goods vehicles drivers.

 (61483)

427  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is on ending toll collections at the Dartford Thames Crossing; and to what timetable.

 (61099)

428  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is for increasing capacity on the London, Tilbury Southend rail line to enable it to meet the Strategic Rail Authority target for passenger numbers; and if he will make a statement.

 (61097)

429  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total revenue was from bridge tolls for each toll bridge in England in each of the last five years.

 (61098)

430  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will have discussions on the provision of an additional access road for Canvey Island passing over land to the west of Canvey Island controlled by Thurrock Unitary Authority.

 (61141)

431  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many regulations which cause additional burdens for small businesses have been introduced in the field of health and safety in the last three years.

 (61143)

432  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department intend to take to reduce administrative burdens in the field of health and safety for small businesses; and if he will make a statement.

 (61142)

433  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (Wales).

 (60975)

434  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Pig Industry Restructuring Grant (Wales) Scheme.

 (60979)

435  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 3) Order.

 (60970)

436  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Wales) Order.

 (60955)

437  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61058)

438  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60949)

439  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Tir Sofal (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60991)

440  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 3) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations.

 (60957)

441  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 3) Regulations.

 (60968)

442  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot and Mouth Disease) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60977)

443  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Food Irradiation Provisions (Wales) Regulations.

 (60954)

444  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61034)

445  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the School Governors' Annual Reports (Wales) Regulations.

 (60964)

446  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations.

 (60992)

447  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60931)

448  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (Electronic Communications) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60984)

449  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Education (School Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations.

 (60963)

450  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Amendment) (Wales) Order.

 (60980)

451  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Non Domestic Rating (Alterations of Lists and Appeals) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60956)

452  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Community Charges, Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Enforcement) (Magistrates' Courts) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60965)

453  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot and Mouth Disease) (No. 2) (Wales) Order.

 (60974)

454  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the School Milk (Wales) Regulations.

 (60994)

455  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Wales) Order.

 (60962)

456  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Care Standards Act 2000 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order.

 (60981)

457  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60986)

458  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Local Education Authority (Behaviour Support Plans) (Amendment) (Wales).

 (60983)

459  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Financing of Maintained Schools (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60988)

460  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Education (Pupil Records) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60976)

461  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Tir Mynydd (Cross-Border Holdings) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60959)

462  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Education (Individual Pupils' Achievements) (Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations.

 (60972)

463  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Tir Mynydd (Wales) Regulations.

 (60987)

464  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Wales) (No. 2) Order.

 (60961)

465  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Commencment No. 1) (Wales) Order.

 (60995)

466  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Highways Noise Payments (Movable Homes) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60985)

467  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Foot and Mouth Disease (Ascertainment of Value) (Wales) (No. 3) Order.

 (60958)

468  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Education (National Curriculum) (Key Stage 3 Assessment Arrangements) (Wales) (Amendment) Order.

 (60973)

469  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Foot and Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) No. 2 Order.

 (60978)

470  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Education (Education Standards Grants) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60971)

471  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 4) Order.

 (60953)

472  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60993)

473  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the National Health Service (Professions Supplementary to Medicine) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60967)

474  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the National Park Authorities Levies (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations.

 (60989)

475  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the National Health Service Trusts (Cardiff and Vale National Health Service Trust) (Originating Capital) (Wales) Order.

 (60960)

476  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61004)

477  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Homeless Persons (Priority Need) (Wales) Order.

 (60982)

478  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61045)

479  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary about the cost effectiveness of the Children's Homes Amendment (Wales) Regulations.

 (60996)

480  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Education (Pupil Registration) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations.

 (60966)

481  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister about the cost effectiveness of the Organic Farming Scheme (Wales) Regulations.

 (60990)

482  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60909)

483  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61069)

484  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60936)

485  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60895)

486  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (60889)

487  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61010)

488  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61020)

489  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60915)

490  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated costs are of the special heating allowance paid to all pensioners in 2002-03.

 (61258)

491  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of (a) women reaching 60 and (b) men reaching 65 in each of the next five years.

 (61257)

492  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost would be of increasing the basic state pension (a) for the single pensioner to £120 a week and (b) for married couples for £150 a week in 2002-03.

 (61263)

493  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost would be of increasing the basic state pension (a) for the single pensioner to £120 per week for the over 75s and (b) for married couples to £150 a week for the over 75s in 2002-03.

 (61260)

494  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the costs of means-tested benefits, including housing benefit, were for (a) men over 65 and (b) women over 60 in 2001-02.

 (61261)

495  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimate is of the cost of means-tested benefits for (a) men over 65 and (b) women over 60 for 2002-03.

 (61259)

496  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what would be the value of the basic pension for (a) a single pensioner and (b) married couple (i) if the link to average earnings or prices had not been repealed and (ii) if the pension had been increased in line with average earnings since then.

 (61151)

497  Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much he estimates has been saved by the introduction of local reference rent and single room rent.

 (61382)

498  Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Harrow West of 15th April, Official Report, column 699W, if he will provide a breakdown for the estimated figure of £100 million of net savings from the introduction of the verification framework.

 (61383)

499  Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect problems with NIRS2 have had on their ability to produce research and statistics on pensions

 (61381)

500  Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when findings from the housing benefit review will be published.

 (61384)

501  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

 (61154)

502  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers have contacted Employer Direct since it was introduced; and what measures have been taken to ensure that this initiative meets the needs of employers.

 (61487)

503  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the roll out of Jobcentre plus to be fully implemented; and when this will be implemented in Northamptonshire.

 (61486)

504  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department is doing to provide training for large goods vehicle drivers.

 (61485)

505  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on his recently published latest estimates of occupational pension receipt among the newly retired.

 (61385)

506  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how much the Department has spent on staff training and development in each of the last five years.

 (61059)

507  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what the annual cost was of Ministerial salaries in his Department in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2001-02.

 (60951)

508  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how many staff were employed by his Department on (a) 2nd May 1997 and (b) 31st May 2002.

 (60932)

509  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what has been the (a) cost and (b) saving from the pursuit of the Department's Public Service Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced.

 (61046)

510  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how much was spent on press and advertising campaigns in 2001-02; and what the planned expenditure is for 2002-03.

 (60908)

511  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 will be accounted for by staff costs; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61035)

512  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how much and what proportion of the departmental expenditure limit for 2002-03 had been spent by 31st May; what the figures were for 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (61005)

513  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Cabinet Office, which women's organisations have been consulted over proposed legislation by his Department during 2000-01 and 2001-02 sessions; and if their responses have been published.

 (61081)

514  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many hours per week schools are (a) required and (b) encouraged to devote to physical education and sports for pupils.

 [Transferred]   (61274)

515  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schools hold annual sports days in the (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) North East and (c) UK; and how this figure has changed over the last 11 years.

 [Transferred]   (61272)

516  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Prime Minister, when the Performance and Innovation Unit will publish its report on the future of sport; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (61290)

517  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the costs of the introduction of pensioner credit in 2003 and in each of the subsequent five years.

 [Transferred]   (61255)

518  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the Government's aims at the Seville European Council on the establishment of internet twinning links for secondary schools in the EU.

 [Transferred]   (61404)

519  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the funding allocations to medical education relative to other branches of higher education.

 [Transferred]   (61471)

520  Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the funding of grades below 5* in medical education.

 [Transferred]   (61438)

521  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the climate change levy on businesses within the retail industry.

 [Transferred]   (61313)

522  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she takes to deal with councils which are not meeting their statutory obligations in delivering the housing benefit system; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (61096)



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