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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 26 June 2002

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Thursday 27 June 2002 see Part 2 of this Paper.

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


 

WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE

1  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64631)

2  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64653)

3  Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on pay negotiations with the fire brigades unions.

 (64622)

4  Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reason Baker Associates were chosen, and what qualifications they have, to carry out the original research in preparing a consultation brief for the Department on possible changes to the Use Classes Order and Temporary Uses Provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.

 (64592)

5  Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which organisations Baker Associates consulted when preparing a consultation brief for the Department on possible changes to the Use Classes Order and Temporary Uses Provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.

 (64591)

6  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects the cost of the Milliennium Dome to be fully recouped by the Government under its profit sharing agreement with Meridian Delta and Anschutz Entertainment.

 (64577)

7  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on what date he expects the Government to receive their first payment under their profit sharing agreement with Meridian Delta and Anschutz Entertainment.

 (64576)

8  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if the profit sharing agreement between Meridian Delta and Anschutz Entertainment and the Government includes a guaranteed (a) minimum and (b) maximum return.

 (64578)

9  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will publish the profit sharing agreement between Meridian Delta and Anschutz Entertainment and the Government.

 (64575)

10  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the minimum profit thresholds that are part of the profit sharing agreement between Meridian Delta and Anschutz Entertainment and the Government.

 (64568)

11  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64944)

12  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64630)

13  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64994)

14  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64652)

15  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to reform the two in a bar system; and if she will make a statement.

 (62777)

16  Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what money was taken from the English Heritage Budget in 2001 to fund the listed places of worship grant scheme.

 (64609)

17  Mr John Greenway (Ryedale): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her oral statement of 24th June, Official Report, column 599, on the sale of school playing fields, if she will place in the Library the figures available to her Department in respect of sales between 1979 and 1997.

 (64703)

18  Mr John Greenway (Ryedale): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 what percentages of Sport England's Exchequer grant-in-aid was spent on (i) staff costs, excluding national centres, (ii) administrative expenses, (iii) publicity, promotions and communications, (iv) grants to national governing bodies, (v) grants to sportscoach UK, (vi) grants to the Youth Sports Trust, (vii) sports science and sports medicine, (viii) national centres, (ix) grants to other national sports bodies, excluding NGBs and (x) regional support.

 (64846)

19  Mr John Greenway (Ryedale): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the projections for 2002-03 for the percentages of Sport England's grant-in-aid which will be spent on (a) staff costs, excluding national centres, (b) administrative expenses, (c) publicity, promotions and communications, (d) grants to national governing bodies, (e) grants to sportscoach UK, (f) grants to the Youth Sports Trust, (g) sports science and sports medicine, (h) national centres, (i) grants to other national sports bodies, excluding NGBs and (j) regional support.

 (64847)

20  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Royal Parks Agency concerning the pay award to employees for April 2001-02 formalised in September 2001.

 (64671)

21  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the films for which it has been a condition of a grant made by the Film Council that a member of their staff receive a personal credit on the film.

 (64581)

22  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement of the value to the economy of the independent television production sector in the United Kingdom.

 (64570)

23  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what were the total employment costs of staff employed by the Film Council in each year of its operation.

 (64572)

24  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many consultants were employed by the Film Council in each year of its operation, stating for each consultant (a) the purpose of their employment and (b) the number of hours they were employed for.

 (64574)

25  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what has been the total cost of (a) the Millennium Dome and (b) the Millennium Experience in each year since 1996.

 (64580)

26  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the proportion of programmes required to be sourced from the independent production sector is based upon that sector's estimated contribution to creativity in UK television.

 (64569)

27  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total employment costs were of consultants employed by the Film Council in each year of its operation.

 (64571)

28  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff are employed in each department of the Film Council.

 (64573)

29  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64641)

30  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64612)

31  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64953)

32  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64974)

33  Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the replacement of (a) Lynx, (b) Gazelle and (c) Sea King helicopters at RNAS Yeovilton.

 (64618)

34  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings he expects to achieve for the DECS PPP (a) as a result of changes in management practice and (b) as a result of inventory effectiveness; and what savings the DECS PPP has achieved so far.

 (64801)

35  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days of operational capability per annum were achieved by aircraft carriers in each of the last five years; and how many days operational capability was specified for the two new carriers.

 (64800)

36  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd May, Official Report, column 957W, on 84 Squadron, if the Bell 412 Enhanced Performance helicopter will be manned by RAF crews.

 (64824)

37  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 24th June on the Seville European Council, if he will make a statement on the relationship between ESDP and NATO; and if it is the policy of the Government for NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe to play the central role in military planning to meet crises and contingencies for NATO and ESDP operations.

 (64810)

38  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if Invincible class ships are able to embark Harrier GR7 when the vessel is undertaking its LPH role.

 (64820)

39  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for the extension of the EU Rapid Reaction Force's mandate to the fight against terrorism; and if he will make a statement.

 (64811)

40  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he wil make a statement on his Department's work to increase the protection for Royal Navy Warships against asymmetric surface threats operating in the littoral; what trials his Department has conducted to evaluate current and future warship weaponry against such threats; and when such trials were begun.

 (64809)

41  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by how much the Defence Logistics Organisation overspent its original budget estimate in the last financial year; and how this deficit was funded.

 (64816)

42  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the UK military commitment to the Balkans.

 (64813)

43  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings will accrue from the withdrawal from operational service of HMS Talent ahead of her refit; and for what reasons HMS Talent has been laid up until her refit commences.

 (64818)

44  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which warships capable of providing an amphibious assault capability will be available in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003; and if he will make a statement.

 (64819)

45  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for the EU to take over the operation Amber Fox; and if he will make a statement.

 (64812)

46  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effects the implementation of whole fleet management will have on (a) the number of tanks in the British Army and (b) their state of readiness.

 (64815)

47  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British servicemen have been waiting for more than one month for (a) an NHS operation or consultation and (b) admittance to a waiting list.

 (64817)

48  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from the US Administration concerning the International Criminal Court and the continued deployment of US forces in the Balkans.

 (64814)

49  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason KFOR will not allow independent researchers to investigate what kind of waste was dumped into lakes Prespa and Dolnolipkovsko and with what impact.

 (64722)

50  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much unexploded ordnance was dumped into lakes Prespa and Dolnolipkovsko in Macedonia in September 1999; and what other waste was dumped there.

 (64721)

51  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) training courses and (b) exercises have been cancelled owing to unavailability of aircraft in the last 12 months.

 (64848)

52  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64659)

53  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64938)

54  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64624)

55  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64988)

56  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will identify by (a) geographical area and (b) subject specialisation, where there is difficulty recruiting and/or retaining teachers.

 (64554)

57  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in England are being taught at (a) KS3 and (b) KS4 by teachers who do not have a qualification relevant to the subject being taught.

 (64556)

58  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students have failed the (a) numeracy and (b) literacy skills tests prior to entering teaching in each year since tests were introduced.

 (64558)

59  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list average salary for (a) primary teachers, (b) secondary teachers, (c) graduates in all other sectors and (d) all employees in each year since 1974.

 (64373)

60  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to identify teacher shortages in schools for the beginning of the next academic year.

 (64553)

61  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many individual students who failed (a) numeracy and (b) literacy skills tests for entering into teaching have not re-applied to take the tests.

 (64555)

62  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to ensure that children in England and Wales are taught by teachers with the relevant subject qualifications.

 (64557)

63  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations she has received on including in Ofsted's framework of school assessments measures that are being taken by schools to encourage and improve pupil participation in the school's decision-making process.

 (63654)

64  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent representations she has received to make it a statutory obligation for schools to allow pupil participation when (a) drawing up and (b) reviewing the school's anti-bullying strategy.

 (63655)

65  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many fixed-term exclusions from schools in England there were in (a) 1990, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001.

 (63656)

66  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64657)

67  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64940)

68  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64625)

69  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64990)

70  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money the Government has allocated to the Environment Agency in flood defence grants in each year since and including 1997; and what the overall expenditure spent on flood defence by the Government in the United Kingdom was in each year since and including 1997.

 (63819)

71  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total amount of fines levied against those prosecuted for littering offences in the United Kingdom was in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (64732)

72  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to change (i) guidance and (ii) legislation relating to radioactive waste management; and if she will make a statement.

 (64796)

73  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been commissioned by her Department on the likely impact of sea level rise on the land area of the United Kingdom; if a map of projected flooded areas has been produced; and if she will make a statement.

 (64792)

74  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advertising campaigns (a) have taken place and (b) are planned by (i) her Department, (ii) the Environment Agency and (iii) other government bodies in relation to tackling problems from (A) litter, (B) fly tipping, (C) abandoned vehicles and (D) other waste disposed by illegal means; how much these have cost; what assessment has been made of their effect; and if she will make a statement.

 (64738)

75  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action (a) has been taken and (b) is planned by her Department to tackle problems of graffiti; and if she will make a statement.

 (64733)

76  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place a list of FTSE 350 companies and their reporting on their environmental performance in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

 (64788)

77  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received regarding the consultation on radioactive waste management; and if she will make a statement.

 (64793)

78  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) advice and guidance has been given by her Department and (b) legislation is in place with relation to tackling problems from (i) litter, (ii) fly tipping, (iii) abandoned vehicles and (iv) other waste disposed by illegal means; and if she will make a statement.

 (64737)

79  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advertising campaigns (a) have taken place and (b) are planned by (i) her Department, (ii) the Environment Agency and (iii) other government bodies in relation to tackling problems from graffiti; how much these have cost; what assessment has been made of their effect; and if she will make a statement.

 (64735)

80  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) guidance and (b) legislation is (i) in place and (ii) planned with regards to labelling of environmental information for consumers; and if she will make a statement.

 (64789)

81  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she plans in relation to radioactive waste management; and if she will make a statement.

 (64730)

82  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) have been taken and (b) are planned by her Department to increase the number of trees planted in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.

 (64786)

83  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment (a) has been and (b) is planned (i) by and (ii) for her Department on the problem of litter for (A) local authority roads, (B) trunk roads and motorways, (C) railway lines and (D) canals and other waterways; and if she will make a statement.

 (64740)

84  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many employees there are who (a) monitor and (b) liaise with EU commissioners and parliamentarians in (i) her Department and (ii) the Environment Agency, broken down into those who focus on these issues as their (A) main and (B) partial roles; and if she will make a statement.

 (64787)

85  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action (a) has recently been taken and (b) is planned by her Department to tackle problems from (i) litter, (ii) flytipping, (iii) abandoned vehicles and (iv) other waste disposed by illegal means; and if she will make a statement.

 (64731)

86  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will answer the question of the honourable Member for Gordon, reference 56552, on departmental speeches.

 (64736)

87  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in relation to the development of labelling of environmental information for consumers; and if she will make a statement.

 (64791)

88  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with Trees for London; and if she will make a statement.

 (64794)

89  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial support for tree planting has been given by her Department in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (64785)

90  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) have been taken and (b) are planned by her Department to provide environmental information for consumers; and if she will make a statement.

 (64790)

91  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what public consultation (a) has taken place and (b) is planned in relation to radioactive waste management; and if she will make a statement.

 (64797)

92  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcomes of meetings of green ministers have been in respect of her Department's activities; and if she will make a statement.

 (64839)

93  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) advice and guidance has been given by her Department and (b) legislation is in place with relation to tackling problems of graffiti; and if she will make a statement.

 (64734)

94  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research has been conducted (a) by and (b) for (i) her Department, (ii) the Environment Agency and (iii) other government bodies in relation to human behaviour and the environment; and if she will make a statement.

 (64739)

95  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is producing a strategy to reduce emissions of dioxins and dioxin contamination of food.

 (63904)

96  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of information compiled by the insurance industry on flood risk, based upon Environment Agency maps.

 (64933)

97  Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what ways the outcome of the recent World Food Summit in Rome will help combat the shortage of food in Southern Africa.

 (64802)

98  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what restrictions exist on the movement of camels.

 (64803)

99  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures the Government is taking to protect sites of special scientific interest from development.

 (64708)

100  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) red kites and (b) golden plovers there were in (i) Scotland, (ii) England and (iii) Wales in each year since 1972.

 (64709)

101  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Joint Meetings of Management and/or Regulatory Committees in the field of agriculture-trade mechanisms is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64898)

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

 (64895)

103  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee on agricultural structures and rural development is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64899)

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

 (64888)

105  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee on the supply of agricultural products to the population of the former Soviet Union is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64901)

106  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64829)

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

 (64893)

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

 (64887)

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

 (64889)

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

 (64894)

111  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Standing Forestry Committee is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64900)

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

 (64890)

113  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the Directive on conservation of wild birds is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64911)

114  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Standing Committee on Agricultural Research is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64891)

115  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU scientific review group for the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64884)

116  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Joint Meetings of Management and/or Regulatory Committee in the field of agriculture-agrimonetary questions is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64897)

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

 (64896)

118  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Management Committee on application of the Directive on the standardisation and rationalisation of reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64885)

119  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 protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64883)

120  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (habitat) 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 of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64828)

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

 (64886)

122  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee on certificates of specific character for agricultural products and foodstuffs is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64892)

123  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial aid has been made available to each local authority to help with the storage and disposal of refrigerators in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

 (64247)

124  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64995)

125  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64651)

126  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64629)

127  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64945)

128  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the projects funded in the first three rounds of the Capital Modernisation Fund; what funding each project has received to date; and if he will make a statement.

 (64550)

129  Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 17th June, Official Report, column 130W, on NATS, what arrangements have been put in place to succeed the Troika insurance scheme.

 (64705)

130  
N  
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he plans to announce the appointment of the next Deputy Governor of the Bank of England with responsibilty for financial stability.

 (63903)

131  Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has collated on the pre-tax rate of return on capital employed for the UK (a) banking, (b) pharmaceutical and (c) telecommunications industry in each year since 1990.

 (64962)

132  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what volume of correspondence his Department has received since October 2001 regarding (a) the United Nations target of spending 0\7 per cent. of gross domestic income on overseas development assistance and (b) debt relief for developing countries.

 (64603)

133  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Auschwitz 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 audience of its publications has 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.

 (64983)

134  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Union of European Federalists 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 audience of its publications has 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.

 (64984)

135  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Strasbourg Centre 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 audience of its publications has 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.

 (64985)

136  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64970)

137  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64950)

138  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64637)

139  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64646)

140  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the Institute for the Study of A Spinelli 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 audience of its publications has 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.

 (64986)

141  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from the International Press Centre in Brussels 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 audience of its publications has 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.

 (64982)

142  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Nuba Mountains ceasefire agreement; and if he will make a statement.

 (64807)

143  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff in the unit headed by the Special Representative to Sudan are (a) his Department's staff and (b) DFID staff; and what proportion, in (i) cash and (ii) percentage terms, of the budget of the office is provided by his Department.

 (64806)

144  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) dates and (b) venues of meetings between the Sudanese Ambassador in London and Ministers in his Department in (a) April, (b) May and (c) June.

 (64808)

145  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason Her Majesty's Government's representative on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights abstained on Resolution 2002-11, passed on 2nd June.

 (64958)

146  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's understanding of the meaning of the phrase political union in the Laeken declaration; and if he will cite the previous occurrences of that phrase in documents agreed upon by the European Council.

 (64704)

147  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU colleagues regarding the referendum plan for Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

 (64598)

148  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Turkish government regarding the treatment of members of the Kurdish Rights and Freedom Party in (a) Dujaibakin and (b) other cities.

 (64605)

149  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Morocco regarding their treatment of mourners at the funeral of Fadel Ismail.

 (64599)

150  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to (a) the government of Sudan and (b) the United Nations regarding plans to legalise female genital mutilation.

 (64600)

151  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what initiatives he has undertaken since 7th June concerning the Diversity Agenda at his Department.

 (64823)

152  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to visit Oman.

 (64822)

153  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the size was of the delegation from the UK for the European Council meeting in Seville.

 (64821)

154  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64644)

155  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64636)

156  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64971)

157  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64951)

158  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to take steps to allow doctors to have experience gained in associate specialist posts taken into account in their progression to consultancy level; and if he will make a statement.

 (64613)

159  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the expenditure per head of population on adult mental health services for each NHS health care trust in North West England, together with the average per capita spent in (a) the North West Region and (b) England in each of the last three years.

 (62776)

160  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what childcare provisions or schemes are made available to NHS staff.

 (64932)

161  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals within England provide creche facilities for their staff.

 (64929)

162  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the terms of reference are for the education service within rehabilitation at Ashworth Hospital; and what targets have been established for the service.

 (64621)

163  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many lecturers were retained by Ashworth Hospital in each of the last five years; and how many patients there were in Ashworth Hospital in each of the last five years.

 (64619)

164  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timescale is of the rehabilitation service review at Ashworth Hospital.

 (64620)

165  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many infertile couples were seen by specialists in Portsmouth South in the last three years; how much was spent on fertility treatment in that time; and if he will make a statement.

 (64729)

166  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in the Portsmouth South constituency have been diagnosed with a probable variant of CJD; what treatment they are receiving; and if he will make a statement.

 (64727)

167  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been awarded lump sum damages payouts for medical malpractice in the last three years, broken down by constituency; how much money has been awarded in each of these years, broken down by constituency; and if he will make a statement.

 (64724)

168  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been given to drug rehabilitation programmes in the Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

 (64590)

169  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the effect has been of the Orphan Drug law on (a) hospitals and (b) patients in the Portsmouth South constituency; and if he will make a statement.

 (64726)

170  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents aged over 65 were in (a) local authority, (b) independent residential, (c) independent nursing and (d) independent dual registered homes (i) in total and (ii) as a percentage of the population aged over 65 in each of the last 10 years.

 (64288)

171  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage increase in real terms of the budgets of (a) the NHS and (b) local authority personal social services has been in each year since 1997; and what the projected percentage increases are for each year for which planning assumptions have been made.

 (64289)

172  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of allowing the purchase of the prescription pre-payment certificate on a monthly basis at one twelfth of the annual cost; and if he will make a statement.

 (64594)

173  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost of including prescription pre-payment certificates within the scope of the health benefits low income scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 (64595)

174  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received regarding people on low incomes and their ability to afford their prescriptions; and if he will make a statement.

 (64593)

175  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the arrangements for providing financial assistance in paying for necessary medication for patients; and if he will make a statement.

 (64596)

176  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if, under standard 16 of the National Care Standards, it is compulsory for receivers of care to complete daily records which can be accessed by other people; and what mechanisms are in place to accommodate those who, on grounds of privacy, refuse to do so.

 (63629)

177  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the EU Committee of senior officials on public health is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (64826)

178  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he takes account of money received by hospital trusts from car parking fees in the allocation of funds; and if he will make a statement.

 (64712)

179  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the levying of car parking fees for (a) hospital staff and (b) visitors to hospitals.

 (64715)

180  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate how much money was received by hospital trusts from car parking fees in the last year for which figures are available.

 (64714)

181  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements exist to provide eye tests for children of school age; what plans he has to change them; and if he will make a statement.

 (64716)

182  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what policy guidelines he issues to hospital trusts over the levying of car parking fees for (a) visitors and (b) staff; and if he will publish such guidelines.

 (64713)

183  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64975)

184  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64610)

185  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64611)

186  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64954)

187  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were arrested for possession of crack cocaine in Weston-Super-Mare in the past five years.

 (64934)

188  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many patients (a) are awaiting treatment and (b) have had to wait for treatment at the Kevin White Centre in Merseyside in the last year; and how long the waiting period is on average in each case.

 (64616)

189  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are waiting for places in detox centres in the North West.

 (64615)

190  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) drug rehabilitation and (b) detox units there are in the North West of England.

 (64614)

191  Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered drug users there were on Merseyside in each year since 1994.

 (64617)

192  Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements he makes to screen individuals applying from overseas to study in the UK for connections to proscribed organisations under the Terrorism Act 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (64957)

193  Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place to monitor the activities of overseas students in the UK to ascertain whether they have become involved in organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (64956)

194  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will provide an answer to the question tabled by the honourable Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton on 11th June regarding the letter to chief police officers Ref. 62195.

 (64607)

195  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are being taken by the Government to ensure that individuals using the Internet to buy goods have their bank details and other personal information kept secure.

 (64799)

196  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths were attributable to firearms in the last year in Portsmouth South; how many of these were with licensed firearms; and if he will make a statement.

 (64725)

197  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what criteria members of the public will be chosen for the strategic boards overseeing the multi-agency public protection panels; and if he will make a statement.

 (64589)

198  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug arrests there were in the Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

 (64588)

199  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been in drug rehabilitation programmes in the Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

 (64587)

200  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he has to take forward the Justice and Home Affairs Agenda of the EU.

 (64838)

201  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons are employed in the Criminal Records Bureau.

 (64835)

202  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what average length of time it takes for a check to be made at the Criminal Records Bureau.

 (64836)

203  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met the Interior Minister for Greece.

 (64837)

204  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were employed in England and Wales as at 1st June.

 (64834)

205  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on progress towards the millennium development goals.

 (64702)

206  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to page 15 of the 2002 Departmental Report, if she will make a statement on poverty reduction strategies that are owned and driven by developing countries, involving broad-based participation by civil society and the private sector throughout the process.

 (64700)

207  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of her proposals for managing the process of globalisation in a way that increases opportunities for the world's poor.

 (64701)

208  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the level and impact of her Department's financial support for the Education Management Information System in Uganda.

 (64980)

209  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the content and conclusions of the Development Policy Forum in February.

 (64689)

210  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on untying development spending from contracts for donor country suppliers.

 (64699)

211  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of the work of the United Nations Development Programme in information and communications technology.

 (64978)

212  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the nature of the problems with the data on primary education in UK development partner countries that are published by the World Bank.

 (64981)

213  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the purposes for which the United Kingdom's annual contributions to the International Development Association are used.

 (64694)

214  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the (a) number and (b) cost of second round partnership programme agreements.

 (64691)

215  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of the work of the United Nations Development Programme in crisis prevention and recovery.

 (64976)

216  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the United Nations Development Programme about the progress of its work on poverty reduction.

 (64687)

217  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the effect of the powers of the International Development Act 2002 on support for development awareness and advocacy work.

 (64698)

218  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64634)

219  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if updated data on the gender disparity in secondary education in UK development partner countries have been published.

 (64955)

220  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the United Nations Development Programme about the progress of its work on democratic governance.

 (64695)

221  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the steps she has taken to improve the quality and timeliness of EU interventions in seeking to assist the poorest countries.

 (64692)

222  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of the work of the United Nations Development Programme in energy and the environment.

 (64977)

223  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64941)

224  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64656)

225  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64991)

226  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the improvements in the development, trade and political relationship between the EU and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific that will be achieved by the Cotonou Agreement.

 (64693)

227  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the steps she has taken to ensure that the European Union devotes more of its resources to the poorest countries.

 (64690)

228  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress of the work of the United Nations Development Programme in HIV/AIDS.

 (64979)

229  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the aid to be provided to non-departmental organisations to assist the people of Sudan in 2002-03.

 (64696)

230  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the comprehensiveness of her Department's poverty reduction strategies in recognising the multidimensional nature of poverty.

 (64697)

231  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the share of the Global Conflict Prevention Pool's Small Arms Strategy that has been spent.

 (64688)

232  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department is responsible for co-ordinating the Government's policy on the peace process in Sudan.

 (64805)

233  Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the shortage of food in Southern Africa.

 (64798)

234  
N  
Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department is working with the European Union to reduce delays in delivering debt relief due under the HIPC Initiative to poor countries.

 (62487)

235  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the EU MED Committee (financial and technical cooperation between the Community and Mediterranean non-member countries) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64909)

236  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the EU Committee on financial and technical assistance and economic cooperation with developing countries in Asia and Latin America is next due to meet, what the UK representation is on it, whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64906)

237  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the EU Committee on implementation of the programme of assistance to promote the transition to a market economy and to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in the partner states of eastern Europe and central Asia (Tacis) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64907)

238  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the EU Committee on aid for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64908)

239  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan regarding the legalisation of female genital mutilation.

 (64601)

240  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64993)

241  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64633)

242  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64943)

243  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64655)

244  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many persons applied to take silk in the last five years; and what percentage were successful.

 (64831)

245  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has concerning the operation of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors.

 (64830)

246  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the staffing level is at Leicester County Court; and what it was in 1990.

 (64832)

247  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when feedback is given to persons who apply for silk who are not successful.

 (64833)

248  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64649)

249  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64996)

250  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64628)

251  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64947)

252  
N  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 17th June, Official Report, column 66W, if he will list the attendance records for (a) elected and (b) non-elected members of the Police Board of Northern Ireland at Policing Board sub-committee meetings since the Board went live.

 (64552)

253  
N  
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 17th June, Official Report, column 66W, how many meetings of the (a) Policing Board, (b) Policing Board committees and (c) Policing Board sub-committees each member attended (i) for the full duration and (ii) for part of the meeting.

 (64551)

254  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64645)

255  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64638)

256  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Prime Minister, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Office in 2002.

 (64647)

257  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the (a) departments and (b) Ministers with responsibility for (i) the Millennium Dome and (ii) the Millennium Experience since 2nd May 1997.

 (64579)

258  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64942)

259  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64992)

260  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64654)

261  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64632)

262  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64987)

263  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64660)

264  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64626)

265  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64937)

266  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by her Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64623)

267  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64989)

268  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in her Department in 2002.

 (64658)

269  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the EU directives relating to her Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64939)

270  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) full-time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in the press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (64583)

271  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which (a) individuals were consulted by and (b) companies were represented on the Foot and Mouth Science Group; and if she will make a statement.

 (64549)

272  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether a decision has been made on whether to extend the Small Firms Loan Guarantee scheme to excluded sectors.

 (64931)

273  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Government sponsored financial assistance is available to those wishing to start an enterprise within the retail sector.

 (64930)

274  Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's policy is on the inclusion of water in the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

 (64718)

275  Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the European Union's negotiating demands for the General Agreement on Trade in Services, indicating which ones her Department (a) supports and (b) does not support.

 (64719)

276  
N  
Mr John Grogan (Selby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will publish the report prepared for the Department on the economic and geological prospects of the Selby coal mine complex.

 (64584)

277  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what provision has been made for the evacuation of Mersea Island in the event of an emergency at Bradwell Power Station; and what estimate has been made about how long this would take.

 (64959)

278  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the infringements of the no-fly zones around nuclear power stations that have been reported since inception, giving (a) the date, (b) the location and (c) an account of each incident; what action was taken to follow up each incident; and if she will make a statement.

 (64960)

279  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been granted by her Department to Bolda Biofuels Ltd in the last three years, under what grant regime, on what date, for what purpose it was granted; and if she will make a statement.

 (64672)

280  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on the implementation of projects promoting cooperation and commercial relations between the European Union and the industrialised countries of North America, the Far East and Australasia is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64919)

281  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the implementation of projects, actions and measures for the interoperability of trans-European networks for the interchange of data between administrations is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64903)

282  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the harmonisation of credit insurance provisions for transactions with medium- and long-term cover is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64921)

283  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on the arrangements for implementing Europe Agreement with the countries of central and eastern Europe and free trade agreements with the Baltic States is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64925)

284  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on promotion of innovation and participation of SMEs is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64915)

285  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Coordinating Group for the Community regime for the control of exports of dual-use goods is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64922)

286  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee on standardisation in the field of information technology is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64902)

287  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Standing Committee for the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment is next due to meet; what the UK representation on it is; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (64825)

288  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law and on the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms is next due to meet; what the UK representation is on it; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64913)

289  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Standing Committee on technical rules and standards, including rules relating to information society services is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (64827)

290  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for management of generalised preferences is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64920)

291  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the harmonisation of national legislation relating to recreational craft is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64882)

292  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee on common rules for exports of products is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64927)

293  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Textile Committee (conventional regime) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64917)

294  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for protection against the effects of the extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country, and actions based thereon or resulting therefrom (anti-boycott) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64923)

295  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee on common rules for imports of products from third countries is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64928)

296  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on defence against obstacles to trade which effect the market of the Community or a non-member country is next due to meet, whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64918)

297  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on economic aid to the countries of central and eastern Europe and for the coordination of aid to the candidate countries under the pre-accession strategy (Phare) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64924)

298  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee on protection against subsidised imports is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64905)

299  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee on protection against dumped imports is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64926)

300  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee for cooperation in the field of tourism is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64916)

301  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee for implementation of the Community market-access strategy is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64961)

302  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on implementation of the multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive have been members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (64914)

303  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice is given to United Kingdom companies wishing to operate in Western Sahara.

 (64604)

304  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what volume of correspondence her Department has received since October 2001 regarding international trade rules and their effect on developing countries.

 (64602)

305  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64946)

306  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64643)

307  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64635)

308  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64972)

309  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to revise the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994; when his Department will give approval for the operation of the pelican crossing in Chelmer Village Way, Chelmsford; and if he will make a statement.

 (63940)

310  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the funding within this financial year of noise mitigation measures along the stretch of the A1 known as the Biggleswade By-pass; and if he will make a statement.

 (64912)

311  Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average age is of the rails at Reading Station.

 (64597)

312  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many low emission buses were introduced in each of the last five years, broken down by type of (a) fuel and (b) engine that cause the lower emissions

 (64968)

313  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people in each of the last five years for which figures are available have been killed as a result of motorists driving under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) drugs; what new proposals he has to stop (i) drink and (ii) drug driving; and if he will make a statement.

 (64717)

314  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason a question about financial standing has been added to application forms for an operator's licence; and if he will make a statement.

 (64795)

315  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for a public inquiry into the Potter's Bar rail crash.

 (64606)

316  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64997)

317  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64627)

318  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64948)

319  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64650)

320  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if she will make a statement regarding the planning powers of the National Assembly for Wales.

 (64711)

321  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64973)

322  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64640)

323  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64942)

324  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64642)

325  Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claim forms issued to men aged over 60 years who were potentially eligible for winter fuel payments were returned by 30th March; how many of those claims proved well founded; and what extra steps he is taking to advise men aged over 60 years of potential eligibility in winter 2002.

 (64720)

326  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many seats Pensioners Voluntary Groups have on Older People's Consultative Forums, broken down by each nation and region.

 (64843)

327  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the relationship is between Better Government for Older People and (a) Scotland's Older People Advisory Group and (b) the National Pensioners' Convention.

 (64844)

328  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people took part in the most recent election to the Regional Committees of Better Government for Older People.

 (64842)

329  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many older people are involved in Better Government for Older People, broken down by nation and region.

 (64840)

330  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the procedure is for electing people to the Regional Committees of Better Government for Older People.

 (64841)

331  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been refused benefits under the habitual residence test rules in each of the last three years in the Portsmouth South constituency; and if he will make a statement.

 (64723)

332  Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the National Pensioners Convention is among the organisations he is proposing to consult regarding the draft National Strategy Report on pensions; and when the consultation is to take place.

 (64673)

333  Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the oral statement of the honourable Member for Edinburgh South of 24th June, Official Report, column 635, of criterion 8 of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing criteria; whether the review is devising a series of tests to determine whether an arms export may compromise the sustainable development of a developing country; when he expects the review to be completed; and how the government intends to inform Parliament of the outcome of the review.

 (64963)

334  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what the average annual leave entitlement is for staff in his Department in 2002.

 (64648)

335  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds.

 (64998)

336  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case.

 (64639)

337  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, if he will list the EU directives relating to his Department which have been (a) amended and (b) repealed in 2002.

 (64949)

338  Tony Wright (Cannock Chase): To ask the Cabinet Office, if he will list those targets which apply across government and which are not contained in individual departments' public service agreements.

 (64608)

339  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Cabinet Office, what research contracts have been let by the Performance and Innovation Unit as part of its review of the Government's waste strategy; when these research contracts will be completed; and if he will put copies of the resulting research reports in the Library.

 [Transferred]   (63817)

340  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice her Department is giving to local authorities about signing long-term contracts for waste disposal services during the period when her Department is reviewing its waste strategy; and if the advice warns against signing contracts which could prevent meeting (a) future recycling targets being developed as part of the Government's waste strategy review and (b) future targets being discussed in the European Union as part of the revision of the Packaging Directive.

 [Transferred]   (63818)

341  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to safeguard the natural habitat of red kites and golden plovers in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (64706)

342  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what measures the Government is taking to protect the Elan Valley site of special scientific interest from development.

 [Transferred]   (64707)

343  Angela Watkinson (Upminster): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if a further bid will be considered for PFI credits for an integrated clothing project by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority; and for what reason the original bid was refused.

 [Transferred]   (64904)

344  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedures are in place to assess and monitor information compiled by the insurance industry as a basis for determining contracts of cover.

 [Transferred]   (64935)

345  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations his Department has received on the accuracy of information compiled by the insurance industry relating to flood risks; and what action he plans to take.

 [Transferred]   (64936)

346  Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the pending applications for reservoirs in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland, with the proposed nation to which the water will be supplied where different from the source; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (64710)

347  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member states is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (64910)

348  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many seats the Scottish Older People Advisory Group has on the Scottish Older People's Consultative Forum.

 [Transferred]   (64845)

349  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people have enrolled on LearnDirect plus in Portsmouth South constituency since it began; how many courses are provided in Portsmouth South; how much funding has been provided for these courses; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (64728)

350  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Prime Minister, what changes have taken place to the Cabinet sub-committee of green ministers as a result of the governmental reorganisation; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (65028)



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