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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 21 June 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 21 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.
 


 

FRIDAY 21st JUNE

1  Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will bring forward legislation to protect the rights of park home residents.

 (63836)

2  Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidelines he plans to issue to councils on their responsibilities concerning mobile home parks.

 (63835)

3  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what funding was (a) provided for concessionary zones in the control total for Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services SSA and (b) received for concessionary zones for the EPCS SSA by each local authority in 2001-02.

 (63962)

4  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to extend economic support to disadvantaged and deprived areas through the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund beyond its allocation until 2003-04.

 (63961)

5  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to continue to provide transitional protection to local authorities in England affected by the introduction of the ILD 2000; and if he will continue to provide such relief until findings of the review of the method of determining that index are implemented.

 (63960)

6  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his assessment of the progress of London local authorities with the Supporting People programme in readiness for the launch of that programme.

 (63958)

7  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to ensure that the (a) level and (b) distribution of the Supporting People special grant will ensure that London local authorities receive sufficient resources to meet their identified needs.

 (63959)

8  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what consultation was undertaken on making the Draft Local Government Bill a web-based publication only.

 (63926)

9  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) district, (b) borough, (c) city, (d) county, (e) town and (f) parish councils do not have access to the Internet and world wide web.

 (63927)

10  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he made to Vice Premier Wen Jiabao and other Chinese leaders concerning the situation in Tibet during his recent visit to China; and what response he received.

 (63861)

11  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations concerning the situation in Tibet he made to Li Ruihuan, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, during Chairman Li's recent visit to the UK; and what response he received.

 (63862)

12  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what moneys have been provided (a) directly and (b) via agencies for which the Department has responsibility to the Fareham district since 1997.

 (63618)

13  Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to bring forward legislation to reform the ombudsman system.

 (63978)

14  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance his Department gives to participants in projects involving funding from the (a) Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, (b) New Deal for Communities and (c) Housing Market Renewal Fund relating to private renting.

 (63911)

15  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is on the provision of schemes for guaranteeing (a) deposits and (b) rent for tenants in private rented accommodation.

 (63912)

16  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many parish councillors in England and Wales have signed up to the new Parish Councils Code of Conduct.

 (63798)

17  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many parish councillors in England and Wales have resigned since the introduction of the new Parish Councils Code of Conduct.

 (63799)

18  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the position of parish councillors in England and Wales who do not sign the Parish Councils Code of Conduct.

 (63800)

19  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the commercial value of the site of the Millennium Dome if it were vacant.

 (63834)

20  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on homelessness among young people in the South West.

 (63826)

21  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his policy regarding planning gain.

 (64224)

22  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his policy on elected mayors.

 (64227)

23  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he last met the leader of Manchester City Council.

 (64226)

24  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on proposals for an elected mayor for Leicester.

 (64225)

25  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Defence Diversification Agency and proposals to establish defence diversification councils.

 (63809)

26  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's compliance with UN decisions concerning Iraq.

 (63810)

27  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Sikhs are serving in the armed forces.

 (63614)

28  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24th April, Official Report, column 263W, on ordnance (Kenya), when he expects the information described to be made available.

 (63758)

29  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how a favourable judgment under the F680 procedure is communicated to the applicant for that export licence; and how many export licences have been refused in each of the last five years following a favourable judgment upon them under the F680 procedure.63689.
30  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications have been made for advice under the F680 procedure in each of the last five years.

 (63688)

31  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the outcome was of the trial of Lance Corporal Robert Lyttle of the RIR; and what the outcome was of disciplinary measures taken against this soldier.

 (63953)

32  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what conclusions have been reached following the investigation of the circumstances leading to a child being taken to hospital having taken an ecstasy tablet alleged to have been supplied by an individual based at the Howe Barracks in Kent.

 (63849)

33  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what works are in hand to improve the fabric of the defence estate in each establishment in Wiltshire.

 (63828)

34  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the quality of married quarters for service families in Wiltshire.

 (63827)

35  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent in the last 12 months on training by the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marines, (c) Army and (d) RAF in the United Kingdom; and what proportion of these totals was spent in Scotland.

 (63929)

36  Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans the Government has to consult students on higher education courses.

 (63936)

37  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers who were trained in (a) London and (b) other Government office regions took their first teacher post in the capital in the last 12 months.

 (64108)

38  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average length of service of (a) full-time and (b) part-time teachers leaving maintained schools in the last 12 months was, broken down by Government office region.

 (64107)

39  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the most recent teacher vacancy rates are, broken down by local education authority area.

 (64120)

40  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time teachers in maintained schools, broken down by age, moved between Government office regions in the last 12 months.

 (64103)

41  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many trainee teachers have benefited from golden hellos in each year since 1998, broken down by Government office region.

 (64109)

42  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time qualified teachers (i) left and (ii) joined maintained schools broken down by (A) age, (B) gender and (C) type of authority in each Government office region in the last 12 months.

 (64104)

43  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the reason for the delay in the payment of Leonardo da Vinci Monthly Programme grants by the UK Leonardo Unit.

 (63686)

44  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the activities pursued by her Department that have had a particular impact on Hampshire since 7th June 2001.

 (63617)

45  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list those initiatives of her Department which have been applied in Hampshire since June 2001, indicating the level of financial support provided in each case.

 (63616)

46  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the change in standard spending assessment for education has been for (a) Wiltshire and (b) England in each year since 1987.

 (63831)

47  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many national training organisations have been wound up; how many have been replaced by skills sector councils; and how many will not be replaced.

 (63969)

48  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost has been of national training organisations in each year since coming into existence.

 (63968)

49  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will list the sites in the UK which involve the experimental genetic engineering of plants to provide simple vaccinations; and which of these sites are in receipt of Government financial support.

 (63917)

50  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue has been raised from the sale of tallow produced under the over thirty months scheme in each year since the scheme started in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) overseas.

 (63537)

51  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much tallow produced under the over thirty months scheme has been sold in each year since the scheme began (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) when exported overseas; and for what purpose it has been sold.

 (63535)

52  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what restrictions apply to the sale of tallow produced in the United Kingdom under the over thirty months scheme (a) in the UK and (b) when being exported overseas.

 (63536)

53  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the notification and results of tenders to dispose of tallow produced under the over thirty months scheme are not published in the Official Journal.

 (63538)

54  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what area is planted to short rotation coppice and miscanthus grass in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

 (64126)

55  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what public money has been spent in research and promotion in each of the past five years concerning (a) biomass energy crops and (b) biofuels for road transport; and if she will make a statement.

 (64119)

56  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the amount of carbon saved from one million tonnes of biodiesel and bioethanol substituted for the equivalent amount of fossil diesel and petrol; and if she will make a statement.

 (64128)

57  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what volume of correspondence she has received on the consultation on the future of fox hunting; and how many of those were in favour of the continuation of the sport.

 (64130)

58  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what checks are made for the presence of nitrofurans and chorophenecol in chicken imported into the United Kingdom (a) directly from non-EU countries and (b) from a third country via another EU member state.

 (64117)

59  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's response to the recommendations of the Food Standards Agency's report on BSE and Sheep, May 2002 concerning the development of a rapid diagnostic test for BSE in sheep.

 (64116)

60  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many veterinary surgeons who were (a) employed by the former Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, (b) employed by other Government departments and agencies and (c) in the private sector were used by the Government in its campaign to eradicate the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2001.

 (64118)

61  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she plans to implement the recommendations of the Food Standards Agency's report on BSE and Sheep, May 2002 relating to the (a) content and (b) timing of the National Scrapie Plan; and if she will make a statement.

 (64115)

62  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to commission an audit of the uses of sheep and goat products in (a) food and (b) non-food products.

 (64112)

63  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will commission and publish an assessment of the impact on British industry of adding the intestines of all sheep to the list of specified risk material.

 (64114)

64  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will estimate the amount of carbon saved in each of the last five years by the use of biomass crops grown in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.

 (64127)

65  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Management Committees of the common organisations of agricultural markets for sheep and goats is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63930)

66  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive have been members of the EU Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the directive on methods of measurement and frequencies of sampling and analysis of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water in the member states; and if she will make a statement.

 (63947)

67  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the decision establishing a common procedure for the exchange of information on the quality of surface fresh water in the Community is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63931)

68  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Management Committees of the common organisations of agricultural markets for fresh fruit and vegetables are next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63965)

69  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Management Committees of the common organisations of agricultural markets for natural fibres is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63932)

70  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the Directive on water intended for human consumption is next due to meet; how many times it has met over the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

 (63948)

71  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of the EU Management Committees of the common organisations of agricultural markets for cereals; and if she will make a statement.

 (63964)

72  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Management Committees of the common organisations of agricultural markets for milk and milk products is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63933)

73  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee on the implementation of the Directive establishing a Community policy regarding water is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63928)

74  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Management Committees of the common organisations of agricultural markets for dehydrated fodder is next due to meet; what the UK representation is on it; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members; and if she will make a statement.

 (63963)

75  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who has been appointed as Environmental Advisor to the Minister for the Environment.

 (63850)

76  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) quantity and (b) value of fish quota purchased by the Shetland Fish Producers' Organisation in 1998 to 2002 for (i) cod, (ii) haddock, (iii) monk, (iv) coley and (v) hake.

 (63954)

77  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's projection is for demographic change in London over the next (a) five years and (b) 10 years for the age groups (i) 0 to four, (ii) five to 10, (iii) 11 to 15 and (iv) 16 to 19 years; and if he will make a statement.

 (64121)

78  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received concerning anomalies and disincentives in the tax system facing individual and corporate landlords.

 (63910)

79  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his policy to include the black economy activity in EU countries when assessing convergence; and what his assessment is of the effect of so doing in respect of each EU economy.

 (63864)

80  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment the Treasury has made of the research conducted by the Policy Studies Institute on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions and the Inland Revenue on the take-up rate of the working families tax credit.

 (64124)

81  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 10th May, Official Report, column 396W, on tax credits, whether the figure for the number of recipients of child tax credit in paragraph 3.2 of The Child and Working Tax Credits: The Modernisation of Britain's Tax and Benefit System, represents the number of families expected to (a) claim and (b) be eligible for CTC.

 (64210)

82  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average rate of tax relief was on contributions to pension funds for each of the years 1996-97 to 2000-01 corresponding to the rate of 30 per cent. estimated for 2001-02 in Table t7.9 on the Inland Revenue Website.

 (64125)

83  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 24th April, Official Report, column 336W, on tax credits, for what reason the Family Resources Survey for 2000-01 cannot be used to calculate a figure for the take-up of the working families tax credit.

 (64206)

84  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 12th April, Official Report, column 336W, on the Budget, what the levels of housing benefit and council tax benefit take-up were in 19978—98; what the caseload numbers for those receiving family credit were in 1997-98; what the levels of housing benefit and council tax benefit take-up were in 1999-2000; what the projected caseload numbers of those receiving WFTC or DPTC are for 2002-03; and what the projected caseload numbers are for those receiving the new tax credits in 2003-04.

 (64207)

85  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are (i) being detained, post conviction and (ii) awaiting trial in (a) Egypt, (b) Jordan, (c) Lebanon, (d) Syria, (e) Turkey, (f) Iraq, (g) Iran, (h) Israel, (i) Algeria, (j) Morocco, (k) Libya, (l) Tunisia, (m) Pakistan, (n) Nigeria, (o) Sudan, (p) Ethiopia, (q) Saudi Arabia, (r) Oman, (s) Yemen, (t) Kuwait and (u) UAE.

 (63539)

86  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals are (i) in detention awaiting trial and (ii) serving prison sentences in (a) India, (b) Burma, (c) Malaysia, (d) Singapore, (e) Indonesia, (f) China, (g) Vietnam, (h) Laos, (i) Thailand, (j) Cambodia, (k) the Philippines and (l) Papua New Guinea.

 (63541)

87  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he pressed for the extension of the travel ban list of Zimbabweans supporting President Mugabe's regime at the recent GAC meeting of 17th to 18th June.

 (63543)

88  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals were unlawfully killed in (a) India, (b) Burma, (c) Malaysia, (d) Singapore, (e) Indonesia, (f) China, (g) Vietnam, (h) Laos, (i) Thailand, (j) Cambodia, (k) the Philippines and (l) Papua New Guinea during the period 1st May 2000 to 1st May 2002.

 (63540)

89  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals were unlawfully killed in (a) Egypt, (b) Jordan, (c) Lebanon, (d) Syria, (e) Turkey, (f) Iraq, (g) Iran, (h) Israel, (i) Algeria, (j) Morocco, (k) Libya, (l) Tunisia, (m) Pakistan, (n) Nigeria, (o) Sudan, (p) Ethiopia, (q) Saudi Arabia, (r) Oman, (s) Yemen, (t) Kuqait and (u) UAE in the period from 1st May 2000 to 1st May 2002.

 (63542)

90  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on giving assistance and representation to UK nationals detained abroad, before and after trial.

 (63544)

91  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Academy of Sport with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64049)

92  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Service Civil International with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63991)

93  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Federation of Youth Service Organisations with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63987)

94  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth of European Nationalities with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64038)

95  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Writers' Congress with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64074)

96  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from A Seed Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64004)

97  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Union of Music Competition for Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64029)

98  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Coordination Committee for International Voluntary Service with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64021)

99  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Humanities University, Minsk-Belaruss with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64057)

100  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Association of the International Cultural Youth Exchange with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64003)

101  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64046)

102  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64066)

103  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Playwork Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64000)

104  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Alliance of YMCAs with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63988)

105  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European University Institute (research) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64085)

106  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth Action for Peace with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63993)

107  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Association of Civil Engineering Students with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64039)

108  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Invisible College, Chisinau-Moldavia with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64059)

109  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the World Federation of Democratic Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64010)

110  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Movement with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64064)

111  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Food First Information Act Network with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64052)

112  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Institute for Asian Studies with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63981)

113  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Foundation of Journalists with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64047)

114  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Information Point Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64051)

115  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth for European Educational Exchanges with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63990)

116  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64002)

117  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Belgrade Open School with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64056)

118  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Notre Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64076)

119  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Centre for HR at the University of Pretoria with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64081)

120  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Contact—2013 with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64007)

121  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Forum of Decision Makers on Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64027)

122  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Forum for European Alterntives with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64070)

123  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64032)

124  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from European Youth Forest Action with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64020)

125  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Hellenic University Association of European Studies with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64061)

126  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Council of Jewish Women with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64053)

127  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Law Students' Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64015)

128  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Democrat Youth Community of Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64019)

129  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Ciemen (Mercator) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64078)

130  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Union of Socialist Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63986)

131  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64024)

132  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Policy Centre (EPC) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64044)

133  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Federation of Liberal and Radical Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63997)

134  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Confederation of Youth Club Organisations with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64017)

135  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Yourope—The European Festival Organisation with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64025)

136  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from EFAH/FEAP with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64071)

137  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Experiment in Europe Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64014)

138  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Stichting World Student Christian Federation Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64034)

139  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63984)

140  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European University Institute (archives) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64084)

141  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the University of Sarajevo with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64079)

142  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Academy of European Law with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64083)

143  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Association of Agricultural Students with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64006)

144  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Euromet with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64042)

145  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Bureau for lesser used Languages with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64088)

146  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Citizens' Action Service (ECAS) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64065)

147  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Union Federation of Youth Hostel Associations with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63999)

148  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Organizing Bureau of European School Student Unions with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63995)

149  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Europe 99 with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64054)

150  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Good Templar Youth Federation with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64016)

151  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from International Young Naturefriends with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64012)

152  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64045)

153  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Erasmus Student Network International with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64037)

154  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Union Net Art with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64073)

155  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Syndesmos-The World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64011)

156  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from CIREM, Barcelona with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64062)

157  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Institute of Public Administration with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64082)

158  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth of the European People's Party with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64008)

159  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64028)

160  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth for Development and Co-operation with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64009)

161  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Federation for Intercultural Learning with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64001)

162  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Policies Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64055)

163  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Informal European Theatre Meeting with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64075)

164  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from ETUC Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64018)

165  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the World Federalist Movement with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64080)

166  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Federal Trust with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64068)

167  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from World Organisation of the Scout Movement European with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63989)

168  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from St. Stephen's University, So­do­llo­-Hungary with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64063)

169  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Church and Society Commission with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64067)

170  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Youth Card Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63998)

171  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64026)

172  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Council of Artists with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64072)

173  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from United for Intercultural Action with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63985)

174  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from European Democrat Students with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64023)

175  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64043)

176  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the College Europe, with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64086)

177  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Fritz Brauer Institute with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64048)

178  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Rotaract Information Centre with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64036)

179  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the University College of Wales (Mercator) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64077)

180  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Jean Mounet Foundation with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64069)

181  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Peace Child Charitable Trust with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64031)

182  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from European Students of Industrial Engineering with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64035)

183  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from ECRE with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63982)

184  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Pax Christi International Youth Forum with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63994)

185  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64040)

186  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64060)

187  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Sonnenberg Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64013)

188  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Committee for Young Farmers' and 4th Clubs with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64005)

189  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Association of Voluntary Service Organisations with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64033)

190  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth and Environment Europe with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64041)

191  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Fryske Academy (Mercator) with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64087)

192  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Social Action Network with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64030)

193  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Delphic Council with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64050)

194  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Youth for Exchange and Understanding with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63992)

195  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Jean Monet Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63979)

196  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Sport and Culture Association with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63996)

197  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Stichting AIESEC International with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63983)

198  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from IREL with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (63980)

199  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Falcon Movement-Socialist Educational with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64022)

200  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the European Institute of Cyprus with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (64058)

201  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff are assigned to the unit headed by Mr Alan Goulty as Special Representative to Sudan; and what the budget of his office is for the current financial year.

 (63853)

202  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Government of Sudan since 1st January.

 (63820)

203  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on matters discussed, matters of agreement and disagreement, and decisions taken at the meeting of G-8 foreign ministers in Whistler, Canada; and if he will place in the Library copies of all documentation circulated at the meeting, excluding security sensitive information.

 (63852)

204  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many appeals were lodged against visa refusals in (a) Mumbai, (b) New Delhi and (c) Islamabad in 2001; and when he will re-open the entry clearance operation in (i) Mumbai, (ii) New Delhi and (iii) Islamabad.

 (64231)

205  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the number of children in the care of London boroughs in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001 were from (i) black and (ii) ethnic minority backgrounds.

 (64105)

206  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children were in the care of (a) London boroughs and (b) local authorities in England and Wales in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.

 (64106)

207  Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his officials last met the MRC with regard to further research into the health effects of water fluoridation.

 (63952)

208  Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to receive the MRC report with regard to further research into the health effects of water fluoridation.

 (63951)

209  Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter dated 2nd May from the honourable Member for Harborough about the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicester Epilepsy Concerned Parents and Carers Group.

 (63950)

210  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to set up a new programme for the development of cardiac units in the UK.

 (63606)

211  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the final results of the research being carried out for the Food Standards Agency of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency into the level of scrapie infectivity after intestine processing for sausage casings to be (a) completed and (b) published.

 (64113)

212  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the European Commission's country by country assessments of the geographical bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk of small ruminants (a) to be sent to this Department and (b) to be published.

 (64110)

213  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has made to the European Commission about the timescale for the completion and publication of the country by country assessment of the geographical bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk of small ruminants.

 (64111)

214  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value is of Remploy products purchased by his Department in each year since 1995.

 (63824)

215  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of creche provision for NHS employees.

 (63821)

216  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of occupational health provision for NHS staff.

 (63832)

217  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths occurred in each of the past five years as a result of the use of traditional or herbal remedies.

 (63822)

218  Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much National Cancer Plan funding has been allocated to hospices in (a) Suffolk and (b) the Eastern Region.

 (63807)

219  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects that the Colchester Primary Care Trust will achieve fair weighted capitation; and if he will make a statement.

 (64222)

220  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies have been (a) undertaken by his Department and (b) carried out by non departmental public bodies responsible to his Department in the past year on potential health hazards of the use of the MMR vaccine.

 (63935)

221  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter of Dr Seward of Milford on Sea of 12th May.

 (63830)

222  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will meet the representatives from the Sikh Secretariat on 4th July to discuss the issues set out in the Sikh Agenda for the UK Government; and if he will make a statement.

 (63615)

223  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sikhs are serving as police officers in England and Wales, broken down by police authority.

 (63608)

224  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the ethnic groups enjoying separate monitoring; and if he will estimate the size of each such group.

 (63612)

225  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's estimate is of the size of the Sikh community in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) England and Wales.

 (63613)

226  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sikhs are employed in his Department.

 (63607)

227  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) assaults and (b) other crimes with a racial motive were committed against Sikhs in the period 11th September to 31st December 2001 in England and Wales.

 (63609)

228  Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were accepted as refugees from (a) The Czech Republic, (b) Slovakia, (c) Bulgaria and (d) Romania in 2001.

 (63955)

229  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the levels of crime and police resources in (a) North Wales, (b) Dyfed-Powys, (c) South Wales and (d) Gwent police areas in each year since 1997.

 (63966)

230  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value is of Remploy products purchased by his Department in each year since 1995.

 (63823)

231  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of bigamy were dealt with in British courts in each of the past five years for which figures are available; and how many resulted in a conviction.

 (63858)

232  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of bigamy in British courts were sentenced to a term in prison in each of the past five years for which figures are available; and what was the average length of sentence.

 (63859)

233  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met (a) the Director of Public Prosecutions, (b) the President of the Law Society and (c) the Chairman of the Bar; where he has advertised the post of Director-General of IND; when he will appoint the Director-General of IND; and how many civil servants are employed in IND.

 (64230)

234  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met the Director of the Serious Fraud Office.

 (64229)

235  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many courts he has visited since 7th June 2001.

 (64228)

236  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the potential use of genetic engineering in plants to provide simple vaccinations for the developing world.

 (63916)

237  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure information arising from scientific breakthroughs in (a) medicine, (b) agriculture and (c) other technologies, are shared for the benefit of the developing world; and if he will make a statement.

 (63915)

238  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has received a copy of the International Civil Aviation Organisation's full report on the suitabilty of the air traffic control system that BAE Systems has sold to the Tanzanian Government; and if she will place a copy in the Library.

 (63687)

239  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will place in the Library a copy of the departmental guidance for officials on answering parliamentary questions.

 (63808)

240  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much public money has been spent fighting the case of Goodwin & I vs UK.

 (63971)

241  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the pilot studies on postal voting at local government elections.

 (63825)

242  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rules issued by the Law Society relating to the handling of surplus funds arising from the sale of repossessed homes and efforts to return such funds to the original mortgagee who is not a client of the solicitors who holds those funds.

 (63914)

243  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many judicial appointments he has made since 1st May 1997 in each category; and how many are (a) women, (b) black and (c) Asian.

 (63803)

244  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement about the operation of the OSS.

 (63802)

245  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the President of the Council, what representations concerning the situation in Tibet he made to Li Ruihuan, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, during Chairman Li's recent visit to the UK; and what response he received.

 (63863)

246  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will meet the Counryside, Liberty and Livelihood march on London on 22nd September.

 (63924)

247  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, what visits he has made to Gibraltar since June 1997; and what the purpose of each visit was.

 (63923)

248  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, how many representations he has received in support of hunting with hounds in the last 12 months.

 (63921)

249  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, how many times in the last five years he has visited the Falklands Islands; and what plans he has to visit the islands.

 (63922)

250  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, how many special advisors he has had since June 1997; and what plans he has to alter the number of special advisors working for him.

 (63967)

251  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has met representatives from the (a) National Farmers Union and (b) Countryside Alliance since June 1997; and what topics were discussed.

 (63919)

252  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, if he plans to meet a hunt before the end of the consultation period for the Hunting with Hounds Bill.

 (63920)

253  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he had with Li Ruihuan, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, concerning the situation in Tibet, during Chairman Li's recent visit to the UK; and what response he received.

 (63860)

254  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Prime Minister, which Government departments have a Sikh adviser to advise on matters relating to the Sikh community; and how they are selected.

 (63611)

255  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what recent representations he has received from elected representatives from the states of Jersey in respect of radioactive risks posed to the Channel Islands.

 (63854)

256  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his meeting with Prime Minister Aznar on 18th June.

 (64232)

257  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much was spent, broken down (a) by consulting firm and (b) by project, on A6, Post Office consultancy and other expenditure related to the Post Office, as stated in Annex b in the Trade and Industry Government Expenditure plans for 2000-01; and if she will make a statement.

 (63545)

258  Mr Tony Colman (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which industrial sectors within the UK he estimates have the greatest growth potential.

 (63804)

259  Mr Tony Colman (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what industrial support resources, including staff and direct financial investment, are invested in the (a) automotive, (b) environmental industry, (c) construction, (d) metals, (e) aerospace, (f) chemicals and (g) water industrial sectors.

 (63806)

260  Mr Tony Colman (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the methodology her Department uses to allocate industrial support resources, including staff and direct financial investment, takes into account the growth potential of industrial sectors.

 (63805)

261  Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average number of working hours per week for UK workers was in the last year for which figures are available; and what plans she has to move this closer to the EU average.

 (63956)

262  Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on export controls on UK companies selling arms to Israel.

 (63970)

263  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to change insolvency rules covering housing associations.

 (63949)

264  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to establish a publicly owned wave power production company.

 (63857)

265  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who the members of the Advisory Board for the Office of Civil Nuclear Security are; what their qualifications for the post are; and if there are restrictions in place in respect of who may be appointed to the board.

 (63847)

266  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 11th June to the honourable Member for Workington, Official Report, column 1157W, on the Director of Civil Nuclear Security, when she received a copy of the report from the Director of Civil Nuclear Security; whether a press release was issued to accompany the release of the report; and to which individuals, bodies and organisations in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) elsewhere the report has been sent.

 (63934)

.
267  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether there is a prohibition against employing staff members of non governmental organisations or independent research institutes as specialists for the Office of Civil Nuclear Security.

 (63840)

268  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she plans to increase the operating budget of the Office for Civil Nuclear Security.

 (63837)

269  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with BP on the building and operation of a solar photovoltaic cells plant in Wales.

 (63851)

270  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the reply of 10th June, Official Report, column 967W, if (a) BNFL and (b) other public funds were used for the clean-up of B241 at Sellafield; and what estimate BNFL has made of the final cost of remediation of the radioactive pollution.

 (63908)

271  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, where invitations to prospective applicants for the Advisory Board of the Office of Civil Nuclear Security were placed; how many applications were received; and whether applicants were rejected on security grounds.

 (63848)

272  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Office for Civil Nuclear Security contacted the United States and Japanese regulatory authorities in respect of the security arrangements to deal with the potential terrorist threats to plutonium mox fuel in transit by sea.

 (63842)

273  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether British Nuclear Fuels consulted her Department in advance of appointing Dr Jim Currie to the BNFL Board.

 (63845)

274  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Bury North of 10th June, Official Report, column 968, if she will place in the Library a copy of the presentation from the Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations.

 (63909)

275  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which bodies carry out the training of new recruits to the Office for Civil Nuclear Security.

 (63843)

276  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, at which sites her Office for Civil Nuclear Security and HM Nuclear Installations Inspectorate have jointly conducted audits of plant security; and on what dates, involving how many personnel the audits were conducted.

 (63844)

277  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, with whom the Office of Civil Nuclear Security discussed the potential vulnerability to attack of the Sellafield MOX plant, following the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11th September 2001; and if she will place in the Library a declassified version of the report prepared by the OCNS on SMP security.

 (63839)

278  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who the members of the Renewables Advisory Board are; and what their qualifications are to sit on the board.

 (63856)

279  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the development of design basis threat planning documents for the civil nuclear industry.

 (63841)

280  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent appointments have been made from her Office for Civil Nuclear Security to advisory bodies of the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

 (63846)

281  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what initiatives she plans to take to increase expenditure on solar energy technology, with specific reference to (a) photovoltaics, (b) solar water heating and (c) solar interseasonal heat storage technologies respectively.

 (63855)

282  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on paragraph 4 of the report of the Director of Civil Nuclear Security, covering the period October 2000 to March 2002.

 (63838)

283  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many miles of rail track in Scotland are fitted with train protection warning systems; and what percentage this represents of the total rail track in Scotland.

 (63918)

284  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with and representations he has received from (a) the Health and Safety Executive, (b) National Air Traffic Services and (c) the CAA on safety breaches by low-cost airlines; and if he will make a statement.

 (63975)

285  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list (a) published and (b) unpublished reports on safety of (i) airlines and (ii) National Air Traffic Services prepared by (1) the Health and Safety Executive and (2) the Civil Aviation Authority since 1st June 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (63977)

286  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which assets under the PPP of London Underground are defined as grey assets; and if he will make a statement.

 (63974)

287  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with (a) London Transport, (b) Transport for London and (c) Ernst and Young, on grey assets under the PPP of the London Underground; and if he will make a statement.

 (63973)

288  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent assessments have been made of the the safety of (a) airlines and (b) National Air Traffic Services by (i) the Health and Safety Executive and (ii) the Civil Aviation Authority since 1st June 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (63976)

289  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made on the introduction of special purpose vehicles on Britain's railways; when the first is expected to begin; what timetable is proposed; and if he will make a statement.

 (64099)

290  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent (a) support and (b) guidance has been given by his Department to the SRA and the rail industry regarding (i) the re-opening of rail stations and (ii) the development of new lines and stations; and if he will make a statement.

 (64131)

291  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his Department expects to respond to the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee on the 10 year transport plan; and if he will make a statement.

 (64135)

292  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has been conducted (a) by and (b) for his Department on the impact of the school run on (i) congestion, (ii) traffic growth, (iii) pollution, (iv) children's health and (v) road casualties; and if he will make a statement.

 (64100)

293  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes (a) have taken place and (b) are planned with relation to the penalty regime in the railway industry; and if he will make a statement.

 (64146)

294  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) discussions he has had and (b) representations he has received from the railway industry on the railway by laws since June 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (64139)

295  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations have been received by his Department on fuel duty rebates for bus services; what plans he has to reform fuel duty rebates; and if he will make a statement.

 (64101)

296  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the stations which have accreditation under the secure stations scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 (64096)

297  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the role of (a) Bechtel and (b) other contractors on the West Coast Main Line.

 (64097)

298  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what legislation exists relating to vandalism on the railway; what plans he has to update this legislation; and if he will make a statement.

 (64142)

299  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance has been given by his Department to (a) the British Transport Police, (b) the Health and Safety Executive and (c) the railway industry regarding vandalism on the railways; what plans he has to update the guidance; and if he will make a statement.

 (64143)

300  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what support his Department (a) has given and (b) plans to give to improve co-ordination of bus services.

 (64138)

301  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the occasions on which he (a) has met and (b) plans to meet the (i) Chairman of the Strategic Railway Authority and (ii) Rail Regulator, stating for each occasion the purpose of the meeting.

 (64129)

302  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance has been given and (b) legislation is in place with regard to the penalty regime of the railways; what plans there are to change them; and if he will make a statement.

 (64148)

303  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent (a) discussions have taken place and (b) assessment there has been of the role of the penalty regime of the railways; and if he will make a statement.

 (64149)

304  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance and (b) legislation exists with relation to road signage on (i) motorways, (ii) trunk roads, (iii) local authority roads and (iv) unadopted roads; what changes have (1) recently been made and (2) are planned in each case; and if he will make a statement.

 (64134)

305  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) discussions have taken place and (b) assessment he has made of the role of developing an asset register of Railtrack upon delay attribution; and if he will make a statement.

 (64147)

306  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment of the railway bylaws has been made by his Department; what plans there are to update these bylaws; and if he will make a statement.

 (64140)

307  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes have taken place to the (a) timetable and (b) levels of investment in connection with the special purpose vehicle being developed by Govia; and if he will make a statement.

 (64098)

308  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what reward payments have been given to each train operating company in each year since 1994; and if he will make a statement.

 (64145)

309  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with the railway industry with regard to railway crime; and if he will make a statement.

 (64141)

310  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment (a) has been made and (b) is planned by (i) his Department, (ii) the SRA, (iii) the rail regulator and (iv) other organisations for which he is responsible; of the accountability of Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.

 (64136)

311  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from (a) industry and (b) passenger groups regarding the regulation of buses; and what changes he (i) has made and (ii) plans to make to regulation within the industry.

 (64137)

312  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progess has been made in re-franchising in respect of each train operating company; and if he will make a statement.

 (64211)

313  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) representations he has received and (b) discussions he has had with (i) the SRA, (ii) the Rail Regulator, (iii) ATOC and (iv) the rail industry with regard to the conditions of carriage; and if he will make a statement.

 (64095)

314  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Strategic Rail Authority in relation to (i) the re-letting of Chiltern railways franchise, (ii) the GNER Franchise Extension, (iii) the Island Line extension, (iv) the Midland Mainline Extension, (v) other franchise re-negotiations and (vi) all franchise renegotiaions and extensions; and if he will make a statement.

 (64144)

315  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which multi-modal studies (a) have reported, (b) are in progress and (c) are planned; and what the expected completion date or final report date is in each case.

 (63833)

316  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance he has given and (b) legislation is in place with regard to delay attribution on the railways; what plans there are to change them; and if he will make a statement.

 (64150)

317  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) public investment, (b) public resource expenditure, (c) private resource expenditure and (d) private investment is expected under the 10 year plan for (i) road building and (ii) road maintenance broken down by road type; and if he will make a statement.

 (64132)

318  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has been conducted (a) for and (b) by his Department into the impact of variable speed limits; what plans he has in relation to variable speed limits; and if he will make a statement.

 (64133)

319  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) support and (b) guidance has been given by his Department to (i) local authorities, (ii) industry and (iii) others regarding the development of (A) light rail schemes, (B) tram schemes and (C) guided busways; and if he will make a statement.

 (64102)

320  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action is proposed to ensure that companies involved in railway repair and maintenance continue to have access to insurance cover liability in respect of their companies' and their employees; and if he will make a statement.

 (63619)

321  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what consultation took place with Humber Pilots Limited on the time spent to complete an act of pilotage for the DTLR document, The New Humber Pilotage Service; and what the outcome of this consultation was.

 (62996)

322  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the source of the statistic was that new very large ships pilots on the Humber have already done over 100 very large ships each on the DTLR document, The New Humber Pilotage Service (paragraph 3.21).

 (62997)

323  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of Associated British Ports' new Humber pilots have an unlimited Foreign Going Master's Certificate or Class 1.

 (62998)

324  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of new Humber pilots have a United Kingdom/European Union Certificate of Competency.

 (62999)

325  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Humber pilot in charge of the Stena Gothica on 2nd April was authorised by Associated British Ports.

 (63620)

326  Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to increase the speed limit on motorways.

 (64212)

327  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what internal investigations have been launched by his Department and by its predecessor into grey market share trading in Railtrack shares before the Network Rail bid was announced on 25th March.

 (63788)

328  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list each consultation exercise being carried out by his Department, including the start date, the date by which responses had to be returned and the expected date for reporting on the consultation.

 (63789)

329  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action has been taken to implement the Transport Committee's Report, Walking in Towns and Cities; and if he will make a statement.

 (64223)

330  Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the Highways Agency study into the construction of a roundabout at the junction of the A35 and the B3165 at Hunter's Cross, Raymond's Hill, Devon.

 (63801)

331  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many complaints about housing benefits were received by the Local Government Ombudsman in 2001-02, broken down by area.

 (64122)

332  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 1422W on benefits, how many people in Scotland are in receipt of (a) income support, broken down by parliamentary constituency and (b) council tax benefit and housing benefit, broken down by local authority area.

 (63972)

333  Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of local authorities' administration of housing benefit and (b) the effects of poor administration of housing benefit on tenants; and if he will make a statement.

 (63913)

334  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide a breakdown by gender of his latest estimates of occupational pension receipt among the newly retired.

 (63690)

335  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will review the rules on awarding backdated benefits to men widowed before the introduction of the 2001 changes to bereavement benefits.

 (63691)

336  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken by each local authority in England and Scotland to process new housing benefit applications was in the most recent year for whch figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

 (63692)

337  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight, of 20th May, Official Report, column 46W, on criminal offences, which offences have been (a) created, (b) abolished and (c) redrafted.

 (64209)

338  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how work is defined in relation to the target of getting 70 per cent. of lone parents into work.

 (64123)

339  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 20th May, Official Report, column 18, on benefit fraud, how many national insurance number applications have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in each year since 1992.

 (64208)

340  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th May, Official Report, column 849W, on pensions, what the average amount contributed to pension in 2001 was for each member covered by a funded pension arrangement; and if he will make a statement on his asssessment of the adequacy of this amount.

 (64205)

341  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th May, Official Report, column 849W, on pensions, if the figures in Table 1 exclude contributions to unfunded occupational pension arrangements; and if the number of members in Table 3 includes members of unfunded occupational pension arrangements.

 (64204)

342  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Cabinet Office, how many public appointments are held by Sikhs.

 (63610)

343  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if representatives of the Government will attend the Countryside, Liberty and Livelihood march on 22nd September.

 [Transferred]   (63925)

344  Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers have lost their licence to drive as a result of speeding convictions in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (64213)

345  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many respite care places were available in each year since 1997 (a) in Wiltshire and (b) in England.

 [Transferred]   (63829)

346  Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will rescind the authority vested in Alastair Campbell and Jonathan Powell to give instructions to civil servants.

 [Transferred]   (63811)



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