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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 25 June 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 25 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.
 


 

TUESDAY 25th JUNE

1  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if his Department has issued a leaflet on guidelines to local authorities on dealing with high hedges complaints.

 (64530)

2  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress is being made to introduce legislation on controlling high hedges.

 (64529)

3  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the Supporting People grant.

 (64521)

4  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will publish the Choice and Quality in Housing for Older People strategy guidance that has been developed with the Department of Health.

 (64516)

5  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions in the last 12 months when he has used powers granted by the Royal Prerogative.

 (63127)

6  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total cost of local government in the North West was in the last financial year.

 (64541)

7  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many station houses have been provided for key workers in London in each year since 1997.

 (64371)

8  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many houses have been built in (a) London, and (b) each county in the south of England in each year since 1997.

 (64372)

9  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what was the cash value of government investment in housing, excluding (a) housing benefit, (b) mortgage tax relief and (c) council tax relief in each year since 1997.

 (64370)

10  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63126)

11  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his assessment is of the level of airworthiness of the RAF Chinook HC2 fleet at the time of the fatal accident on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.

 (64563)

12  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision was taken by his Department not to provide a full response to letters received on the subject of the fatal accident to Chinook ZD576.

 (64564)

13  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons flight data and cockpit voice recorders were not fitted to the RAF Chinook HC2 fleet upon its entry into service.

 (64561)

14  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to whom the reasons for the two suspensions of RAF Chinook HC2 flight trials at Boscombe Down in 1994 were communicated at the time.

 (64562)

15  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply to the question from the honourable Member for Pendle relating to the cost of the funeral of the Queen Mother.

 (64323)

16  Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength of the combined ISAF force will be after the planned summer withdrawal of troops.

 (64528)

17  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what decisions have been made by her Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63128)

18  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to develop value-added methodologies; and when she expects to publish value-added information in school performance tables.

 (62778)

19  Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to ensure all schools in England and Wales have sufficient teachers for the beginning of the new academic year.

 (64524)

20  Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if members of the Independent Television Commission are appointed on a regional basis.

 (64582)

21  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assistance her Department is planning to give to local councils towards the cost of disposing of refrigerators in this financial year.

 (64531)

22  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what decisions have been made by her Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63129)

23  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when in 1991 the Health and Safety Executive met representatives from the VMD and the National Office for Animal Health to discuss sheep dip surveys; and if she will place the minutes of the meetings in the Library.

 (63700)

24  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when in 1993 non-OP ingredients in sheep dip were removed from the market; and when the licence for such products was withdrawn by the VMD.

 (63698)

25  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to secure publication of the 1992 study into sheep dip products carried out by the Central Veterinary Laboratory for the VMD.

 (63699)

26  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when in 1991 sheep dip manufacturers were asked by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies under the remit of her Department to change the formulations for sheep dip; and on what date the changes were effected.

 (63701)

27  Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to ensure that sufficient numbers of environmental health officers are being trained to oversee food safety.

 (64533)

28  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she intends to take on the discarding of fish caught in the EU.

 (64506)

29  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the impact the seal population has on sustainable fish stocks around the UK.

 (64543)

30  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the devolution of greater control of fisheries management within the 12 mile limits of the UK to the UK Government, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

 (64502)

31  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in the event that advice on aspects of fisheries management is devolved to regional advisory councils, with which EU member states the Government intends to co-operate in establishing these RACs; and what range of stakeholders she envisages holding membership of them.

 (64511)

32  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she supports the policy of devolving advice on all aspects of fisheries management to regional advisory councils; and which fishing zones she has identified where such RACs can operate.

 (64512)

33  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will release the funds available from the EU for compensating UK fishermen when they are forced to reduce their effort through tie-ups and a reduction in days at sea.

 (64503)

34  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on proposals for an EU-wide fisheries inspectorate.

 (64505)

35  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to prevent the over-exploitation of fisheries in international waters and in the waters of third countries outside the EU where EU vessels are fishing.

 (64507)

36  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the introduction of a system of individual transferable quotas across the EU.

 (64544)

37  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will oppose proposals from the European Commission for the phased introduction of vessel monitoring by satellite to all vessels down to 10 metres; and if she will request EU financing for mandatory fitting of VMS to UK vessels.

 (64509)

38  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the Commission's proposal that there should be a 40 per cent. cut in the EU fishing fleet.

 (64538)

39  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she intends to take to prevent the killing of dolphins and porpoises as a by-catch in UK waters.

 (64510)

40  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy that no public aid will be used for building new vessels and modernising existing ones other than in the case of safety improvements and quality production.

 (64504)

41  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she expects the EU Fisheries Scientific Research Centre to be located within the UK.

 (64508)

42  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63139)

43  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of dogs used by Customs and Excise in (a) Manchester and (b) Hull are (i) drugs detector dogs and (ii) cash detector dogs.

 (63705)

44  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many mobile detection teams are employed by Customs and Excise in Scotland; how many staff are employed in each team; what the shift-work pattern is of each team; what the budgetary provision is for each team; and what the budgetary provision was for each team in each year since 1997.

 (63710)

45  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) weekly median earnings and (b) distribution of earnings for those earning (i) under the point below which 10 per cent. of earners fall and (ii) the point above which 10 per cent. of earners exceed, are in (A) Scotland and (B) each of the unitary local authority areas in Scotland, broken down by (1) all manual, (2) all non-manual and (3) all workers.

 (63696)

46  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many dog handlers were employed by Customs and Excise in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 in (i) Glasgow, (ii) Aberdeen, (iii) Hull and (iv) Manchester.

 (63704)

47  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cash detector dogs are used by Customs and Excise at the Rosyth ferry port.

 (63703)

48  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of full-time workers in (a) Scotland, (b) each of the unitary local authority areas in Scotland and (c) Great Britain have hourly earnings (i) including and (ii) excluding overtime below (A) £7.97, (B) £7.32, (C) £5.38 and (D) £4.10 broken down by categories (1) male manual, (2) male non-manual, (3) all male workers, (4) female manual, (5) female non-manual, (6) all female workers, (7) all manual, (8) all non-manual and (9) all workers.

 (63697)

49  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what use is being made of the dog husbandry facility at Glasgow Airport.

 (63706)

50  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 12th June, Official Report, column 1290W, on state pensions, what proportion of the rise for each of the listed pension schemes since 1997 is caused by (a) increases in prices and salaries, (b) a growth in the number of public servants, (c) reassessments of mortality rates and (d) other reasons; and if he will make a statement.

 (64500)

51  Mr Tony Banks (West Ham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each official visit made by each member of the Royal Family, excluding Her Majesty the Queen, in each of the past 10 years, indicating the country, date and duration of visit.

 (64567)

52  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department will supply answers to the chronology points discussed during the meeting with the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam and his constituent, the Reverend Jason Clark.

 (64365)

53  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken by the Embassy in the UAE to contact lawyers on the Embassy list on behalf of Mr Clark since 20th February; and with what results.

 (64364)

54  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63130)

55  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the total capital costs were of providing the Kamp van Zeist facilities; and what percentage of those costs were met by (a) the UK Government, (b) the US Government and (c) the Scottish Parliament.

 (63702)

56  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what total current costs were incurred with respect to the Kamp van Zeist facilities; and what percentage of these costs were met by (a) the UK Government and (b) the Scottish Parliament.

 (63709)

57  
N  
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of India and Pakistan concerning the deployment of land mines on their shared border.

 (62103)

58  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects only frictional levels of delayed discharge to be achieved.

 (64523)

59  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will set out his proposals for the National Service Framework for Eyes, Ears, Teeth and Feet.

 (64513)

60  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he proposes to (a) start and (b) finish the consultation exercise on social service department fines as set out in Paragraph 8.10 of Delivering the NHS Plan.

 (64514)

61  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Wanless Report.

 (64548)

62  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people benefited from the building capacity grant.

 (64515)

63  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received regarding (a) the NHS and (b) social services unnecessarily charging people for continence products.

 (64520)

64  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out his plans for social services departments who are consistently fined under his proposals in Delivering the NHS Plan, paragraph 8.10.

 (64517)

65  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many psychiatric patients have had their discharge delayed in each quarter in the last year for which figures are available.

 (64518)

66  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children in care have been found to be illegal substance users in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (64519)

67  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63131)

68  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will rank health authorities in England in order of the highest waiting times for hospital operations, according to the numbers waiting (a) over six months and (b) over 12 months for inpatient treatments.

 (64537)

69  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS (General Dentist Services) dentists there were per 100,000 population in (a) England, (b) each NHS region and (c) each health authority in each year since 1997.

 (64536)

70  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the relationship is between the professional and executive groups of a primary care trust and consultants in hospital trusts; and what guidance has he given to ensure regular meetings between hospital consultants and the primary care trust.

 (62313)

71  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision is made for paediatric rheumatoid care by hospital trusts; and how many full time consultants work in this area.

 (62314)

72  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of letters received by IND in 2000 went unanswered.

 (64236)

73  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time was for letters sent by (a) honourable Members and (b) others to IND in the last 12 months.

 (64240)

74  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have their DNA samples held by the police.

 (64244)

75  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time between receipt of a communication by the Criminal Records Bureau and an answer being sent has been in the last year.

 (64234)

76  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason it is not the policy of IND to acknowledge all correspondence; what percentage of written communications are acknowledged; and if he will make a statement.

 (64238)

77  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an individual who has been required to provide a DNA sample by the police has the right to have that sample destroyed in the event of an acquittal for the charge which prompted the sample being taken.

 (64242)

78  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passports sent to IND in 2001 went missing; and of these, how many have subsequently been found.

 (64237)

79  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanism exists to prevent duplication of activity between (a) HMIC, (b) the Police Standards Unit, (c) the Audit Commission and (d) Home Office-based teams in respect of the police.

 (64241)

80  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have access to (a) fingerprints and (b) DNA samples held by the police.

 (64245)

81  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Criminal Records Bureau; and what mechanisms exist to levy financial penalties for poor performance.

 (64235)

82  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to improve the efficiency of IND.

 (64239)

83  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is central access to DNA samples held by different police forces.

 (64243)

84  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in care have been (a) homeless, (b) in bed and breakfast accommodation and (c) in temporary accommodation in each of the last five years.

 (64525)

85  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63132)

86  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many households there are in each police authority.

 (64539)

87  Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress with the processing of immigration applications made under the Regularisation of Overstayers Scheme; and if it is expected that the assessment of all applications made under that scheme will be completed by April 2003.

 (64565)

88  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the laid down period for the Criminal Records Bureau to process an application for a disclosure; how long it is taking to process applications; and if he will make a statement.

 (64368)

89  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will publish the results of the consultation on road traffic penalties.

 (64283)

90  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in Nottinghamshire on 31st March of each year since 1981; and how many there are expected to be on 31st March 2003.

 (64246)

91  Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether staff at HMP Holloway were permitted to watch the England against Nigeria football match on 12th June; and if visits to prisoners continued during this period.

 (64501)

92  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what decisions have been made by her Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63133)

93  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 884W, on reproductive health programmes, what the aims are of the sexual and reproductive health programme in Zimbabwe; how much funding has been provided to it by her Department per annum since 1997; if funding continues; and if she will make a statement.

 (62583)

94  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 884W, on reproductive health programmes, what the aims are of the sexual and maternal health programme in Malawi; how much funding has been provided to it by her Department per annum since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (62584)

95  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 884W, on reproductive health programmes, what the aims are of the Regional HIV/AIDS Programme of the Southern African Development Co-ordinating Committee; how much funding has been provided to it by her Department per annum since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (62585)

96  
N  
Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 884W, on reproductive health programmes, what the aims are of the HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programme in Zambia; how much funding has been provided to it by her Department per annum since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (62586)

97  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63048)

98  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63134)

99  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many political appointments he has made in his Department since taking office.

 (64545)

100  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 27th February, Official Report, column 1268W, on special advisers, whether the briefing material contains information relating to (a) the previous Conservative government and (b) alternative policies held by opposition parties.

 (64233)

101  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the occasions in the last 12 months when he has used powers granted by the Royal Prerogative.

 (63135)

102  
N  
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge & Chryston): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer to the honourable Member for Watford of 19th June, Official Report, column 268, what proposals he will be putting to the forthcoming G8 summit at Kananaskis that would increase access for exports from sub-Saharan Africa to OECD countries; and how much these measures would generate in terms of increased exports from sub-Saharan Africa in each year.

 (64367)

103  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 12th June, Official Report, column 860, how many meetings have taken place between the UK and US governments since 1st February to discuss liberalisation of transatlantic air services; when the meetings took place; when the next meeting is scheduled; who was present at the meeting; and what the outcome was of the discussion.

 (64322)

104  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what decisions have been made by her Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63136)

105  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what property his Department (a) leases and (b) owns in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) London.

 (63121)

106  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Beckenham of 14th May, Official Report, column 573W, on public expenditure, what assumptions were used to allocate the cited increases to Scottish health spending due to the 2002 budget, relating to (a) the percentage of the population used for the application of the Barnett Formula,
(b) the comparability factor used, (c) the total additions to English health spending and (d) other factors included in the calculation.

 (63769)

107  Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on the Government's response to the Leggatt Report on tribunal justice.

 (64535)

108  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received concerning the financial situation at KPNQ West and the possible shutdown of its Ebone network; what effect she estimates this may have on Internet users; and if she will make a statement.

 (64321)

109  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to revise the Timeshare Regulations 1997 to include floating vessels; and if she will make a statement.

 (64499)

110  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she proposes to amend the Timeshare Regulations 1997 to include holiday clubs; and if she will make a statement.

 (64498)

111  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to revise the Timeshare Regulations 1997 to include timeshares of less than three years' duration; and if she will make a statement.

 (64496)

112  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to introduce a registration scheme for holiday clubs; and if she will make a statement.

 (64497)

113  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what decisions have been made by her Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63137)

114  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the cost to business of each public holiday in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.

 (64534)

115  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what targets have been sought from or set for each local authority for increasing use of renewable energy; and what funding is contingent upon the achievement of these targets.

 (64284)

116  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the implications for United Kingdom postal services of the decision of the European Commission that Deutsche Post should repay illegal state aid.

 (64495)

117  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the implications for United Kingdom domestic law of the decision of the European Court of Justice in Koninklijke Philips v. Remington.

 (64494)

118  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the policy implications of the decision of the Court of Appeal in Consignia plc v. Russell Sealy.

 (64493)

119  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with Russian representatives on security of nuclear waste.

 (62136)

120  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63138)

121  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on how many occasions the National Air Traffic Control Service's computer has malfunctioned.

 (63123)

122  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent delays have been caused by the failures of the National Air-Traffic Control Service's central computer.

 (63125)

123  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps are being taken to improve performance of the National Air Traffic Control Service's central computer.

 (63122)

124  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what has been the average duration of blackout during failures of the National Air Traffic Control Service's central computer.

 (63124)

125  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many written representations his Department has received from people in Wales since June 1997.

 (64546)

126  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for new road schemes in the North West; and if he will list those schemes, giving in each case the (a) cost and (b) commencement date.

 (64540)

127  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what contribution his Department will make towards implementing the Government's commitment in the Rural White Paper to protect the countryside for its own sake; and if he will make a statement.

 (64527)

128  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 11th June, Official Report, column 1137W, if he will list the major stations owned by Railtrack plc.

 (64369)

129  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the funding necessary to operate the railway network as a going concern; and if he will provide a breakdown.

 (64366)

130  Lembit O­pik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps his Department has taken to encourage employees to work from home; and if he will make a statement.

 (64532)

131  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proposals the Government has to develop a South London Metro.

 (64286)

132  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he will make resources available to enable rail freight to be diverted away from train paths required for the East London Line extensions.

 (64287)

133  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress in funding the East London Line extensions.

 (64285)

134  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Maritime Coastal Agency has to award Mr Martyn Rogers of Brixham, Devon, an ex-gratia payment following the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report of December 2001.

 (63902)

135  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63140)

136  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many political appointments he has made in the Welsh Office since taking office.

 (64547)

137  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with (a) the National Assembly for Wales and (b) airlines about increasing the number of chartered flights in Wales.

 (64542)

138  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what decisions have been made by his Department in the last year under authority from the Royal Prerogative.

 (63141)

139  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects of unrest in Gujarat on relations between India and Pakistan.

 [Question Unstarred]   (62119)

140  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many contact centres for absent parents and children there have been in England over the last five years, broken down by (a) health authority and (b) region.

 [Transferred]   (64522)

141  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Cabinet Office, what the pay bands are for special advisors; how many special advisors are in each pay band; how it is decided which pay band a special advisor is in; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (64566)

142  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been employed in Better Government for Older People over the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (64526)



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