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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 27 June 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 27 June 2002, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 

THURSDAY 27th JUNE

1  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will publish the choice and quality in housing for older people guidance strategy that has been conducted with the Department of Health; and if he will make a statement.

 (65058)

2  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many responses he has received to the Planning Green Paper; and how many of these were from organisations.

 (65021)

3  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many wind turbine applications there have been in each of the last three years, broken down by planning authority; and how many of these were successful.

 (65020)

4  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much each local authority in England and Wales with social services responsibilities (a) spent on personal social services and (b) was allocated for personal social services by standard spending assessment in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

 (65202)

5  
N  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which regional plans include estimates of the need for affordable housing in their region; and what the estimate is in each case.

 (63905)

6  
N  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much social housing grant has been spent by (a) the Housing Corporation and (b) local authorities in each region in each year since 1996-97.

 (63906)

7  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the impact upon home purchasers of the practice of District Valuers reviewing the effect of improvements on value only after a sale takes place.

 (64375)

8  Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures he intends to take to ensure that equality issues are integral to the work of regional assemblies.

 (65182)

9  Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what further measures he is taking to increase supply of temporary accommodation to replace the use of bed and breakfast for the homeless.

 (65184)

10  Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures he intends to take to ensure equal representation of women on regional assemblies.

 (65183)

11  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer by the honourable Member for Northampton North of 23rd May, Official Report, column 509W, on Groundwork, if he will indicate what the time-scale is for reaching a decision on a Lancashire-wide Groundwork Trust.

 (64386)

12  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the percentage change in the council tax in county, district and unitary authorities in each of the past three years.

 (63022)

13  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households are entitled to free TV licences in Portsmouth; and if she will make a statement.

 (65376)

14  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the British Board of Film Classification is able to change the criteria against which it determines classification of films.

 (64374)

15  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she expects to introduce measures to preserve the rights of beneficiaries of the Accommodation for Residential Care concessionary television licence scheme when the (a) social mix and (b) level of warden cover in their sheltered housing changes.

 (64743)

16  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the publication of each of the departmental design action plans to deliver the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Initiative.

 (65068)

17  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the Ministerial Design Champions.

 (65041)

18  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which PFI projects fall under the responsibility of the Department's NDPBs.

 (65070)

19  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the start up costs for access radio stations.

 (65109)

20  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of small independent local radio stations on accessibility to digital radio multiplexes; and if she will make a statement.

 (65117)

21  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received regarding the capacity of the Hawk T1 to deliver (a) air-to-surface munitions and (b) nuclear air-to-surface munitions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65428)

22  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs regarding increases in the overall weapons capability of (a) India and (b) Pakistan between December 2001 and June 2002.

 (65429)

23  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received regarding increases in Pakistan's (a) offensive and (b) defensive weapons capabilities from November 2001 to June 2002.

 (65447)

24  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received concerning the acquisition by India of Hawk aircrew training simulators.

 (65427)

25  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received concerning the time required to convert the Hawk T1 trainer into a weapons delivery system.

 (65426)

26  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry since December 2001 regarding arms export licence grants to (a) India and (b) Pakistan.

 (65448)

27  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations his Department has received regarding increases to India's (a) offensive and (b) defensive weapons capabilities from November 2001 to June 2002.

 (65446)

28  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for International Development regarding increases in overall weapons capability of (a) India and (b) Pakistan between December 2001 and June 2002.

 (65430)

29  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what licence applications his Department has examined for arms exports to (a) Pakistan and (b) India since January 2000; and how many his Department (i) supported and (ii) opposed.

 (65425)

30  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding increases in the overall weapons capability of (a) India and (b) Pakistan between December 2001 and June 2002.

 (65449)

31  Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the training and experience of helicopter pilots at RNAS Yeovilton is up to date.

 (65199)

32  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on arms sales to India and Pakistan.

 (65404)

33  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of staff of the Defence Export Services Organisation are seconded from industry; and what functions they perform.

 (65266)

34  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at how many British embassies defence attache«s were stationed in each financial year since 1999-2000.

 (65269)

35  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the functions of defence attache«s, stating the percentage of time devoted to each function.

 (65272)

36  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many defence attache«s were employed by his Department in each financial year since 1999-2000.

 (65270)

37  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the overseas offices of the Defence Export Services Organisation are situated; when each office was established; how many staff are employed; and what the cost for 2001-02 and 2002-03 is for each.

 (65265)

38  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the duration is of the contract of the head of the Defence Export Services Organisation; and what his annual salary is in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

 (65267)

39  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) overseas visits by ministers in his Department and (b) visits to ministers in the United Kingdom by overseas government ministers and officials have taken place in each of the last three years in which United Kingdom arms sales were discussed.

 (65274)

40  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what costs were incurred by his Department in providing military land and personnel support to defence exhibitions in each financial year since 1999-2000.

 (65273)

41  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed within the Defence Export Services Organisation broken down by job title; and how many of the staff are employed in London.

 (65264)

42  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the budget for the (a) Defence Export Services Organisation and (b) the Infantry Export Support Team in (i) the past two years, (ii) the current year and (iii) future years for which estimates are available.

 (65268)

43  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall cost was of defence attache«s in each financial year since 1999-2000.

 (65271)

44  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to install an integrated cockpit voice and flight data recorder with a health and usage monitoring system into (a) Sea King Mk 3, (b) Sea King Mk 3A, (c) Lynx and (d) Puma aircraft; at what stage these plans are; and if he will make a statement.

 (64850)

45  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures are in place to inform National Air Traffic Services of (a) military flying exercises and (b) artillery firing exercises in the vicinity of Salisbury Plain.

 (65196)

46  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance his Department has provided foreign countries to develop tank ammunition and weaponry composed of depleted uranium and depleted uranium components; and if he will make a statement.

 (65043)

47  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter of 25th June to the honourable Member for Pendle, how many service personnel were involved in the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

 (65255)

48  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the daily average number of RAF aircraft movements was for each RAF base in the United Kingdom over the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65200)

49  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what regulations exist on the space provided for the education of students in further education colleges.

 (65363)

50  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has (a) made and (b) commissioned of the capital requirements of (i) the higher education and (ii) the further education sectors.

 (64292)

51  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the extent to which the extra money that she provided for new pay arrangements in the further education sector has narrowed the pay gap between school teachers and further education lecturers.

 (65077)

52  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the impact of the pay gap between schools and the further education sector on recruiting (a) music, (b) maths, (c) IT and (d) construction and engineering lecturers to further education colleges.

 (65078)

53  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the effect the pay and conditions of service of further education lecturers has on her strategy for raising standards in the further education sector.

 (65076)

54  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children were excluded from school in each of the London borough education authorities as of 1st June.

 (65048)

55  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children of school age are attending specialist schools in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

 (65050)

56  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what Government funding has been given to each London education authority to improve and upgrade school buildings in each of the last three years.

 (65049)

57  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will investigate the effects on primary schools league tables resulting from children who have been registered for year 6 SATS being subsequently unable to sit them through (a) illness and (b) unauthorised absence.

 (65204)

58  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on recent independent surveys regarding educational standards at primary school level in (a) maths, (b) reading, (c) science, (d) vocabulary and (e) non-verbal ability; and if she will make a statement.

 (65118)

59  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total budget is for Somerset in Further Education for (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

 (65146)

60  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what levels of funding for Further Education will be given to Bridgwater College and Carrington College in the years (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

 (65147)

61  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what help will be given to agricultural colleges to cope with the change in the rural economy resulting from the foot and mouth epidemic.

 (65145)

62  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) pupils and (b) teachers there are in each school in Shrewsbury and Atcham; and if she will make a statement.

 (65064)

63  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if her Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.

 (65225)

64  Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is on amalgamation of universities to create centres of academic excellence; and if she will make a statement.

 (65208)

65  Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the composition of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's settlement for the next financial year; and if she will calculate the current unit of funding per student in comparison with that apportioned in 1997.

 (65207)

66  Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the link between staffing levels and the quality of teaching and research in universities.

 (65205)

67  Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the level of funding provision for the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology; and what plans she has to increase funding for UMIST.

 (65206)

68  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made towards meeting the targets for the recruitment of international fee-paying students in the higher education and further education sectors under the Prime Minister's initiative; and what value has accrued to the United Kingdom economy from the campaign so far.

 (64680)

69  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 20th June, Official Report, column 472W, on farming research, how many projects, by category, were funded in each year since 1991-92.

 (64851)

70  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has commissioned into (a) the acute, short-term and (b) the chronic, long-term effects on health of (i) nitrogen dioxide, (ii) carbon monoxide and (iii) particles in regard to air pollution.

 (64662)

71  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date the standards for the eight pollutants named in the National Air Quality Strategy were last reviewed; and on what date they will next be reviewed.

 (64666)

72  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library the results of the monitoring of arsenic, nickel, cadmium and mercury at industrial sites across the United Kingdom that her Department funded; and when she intends to publish the results.

 (64664)

73  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many air quality monitoring sites operate in the United Kingdom; how many of these sites monitor all the pollutants named in the National Air Quality Strategy; and how many of these sites recorded air quality exceedences for each of the pollutants named in the National Air Quality Strategy.

 (64661)

74  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when (a) 1, 3-butadienes, (b) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, (c) cadmium, (d) arsenic, (e) nickel and (f) mercury will be added to the pollutants monitored under the National Air Quality Strategy for the United Kingdom.

 (64663)

75  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what efforts have been taken to ensure the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants plays a role in supporting the United Kingdom's input into air pollution policy making within the European Union.

 (64665)

76  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received on the 20 day standstill rule in Cumbria.

 (64879)

77  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what outbreaks of disease in animals in Cumbria have been linked to the imports of illegal meat products in the past five years.

 (64877)

78  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the practical implications of the 20 day standstill order on agricultural shows in Cumbria.

 (64878)

79  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to remove the 20 day restriction on the movement of livestock in Cumbria.

 (64867)

80  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the policy of her Department is on the use of chrysotile asbestos in environmental projects for which her Department is responsible.

 (65054)

81  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many refrigerators have been dumped at rubbish disposal centres in the United Kingdom in the last 12 months.

 (65052)

82  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the (a) minimum, (b) maximum and (c) average lengths of time it has taken to remove TB infected reactors from each county that has had a breakdown over the last year.

 (65010)

83  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her Department's involvement with the European Parliament's foot and mouth investigation.

 (65030)

84  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the list of complaints that she has received from members on the performance of EAGA.

 (65019)

85  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) the Association for Communities in Rural England and (b) rural community councils on the subject of the impact of disability legislation on village halls.

 (65027)

86  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on what help is being made available to village hall committees to cope with the implications of new disability legislation.

 (65026)

87  
N  
Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the results were of the consultation on managing radioactive waste supply.

 (63038)

88  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will extend the remit of the Environment Agency to include responsibility for critical ordinary water courses to main rivers.

 (64804)

89  Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Environment Council on 25th June; what the Government's stance was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.

 (65276)

90  
N  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the length and complexity of the forms that her Department requires farmers to complete.

 (63017)

91  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans she has developed relating to the six and 12 mile inshore fisheries limits in the event that a new derogation is not in place by 31st December.

 (64380)

92  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her policy relating to the enforcement of statutory constraints on the sale of wild animals.

 (64376)

93  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to limit the landing of crab-claws to 75 kilos per trip.

 (64381)

94  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she is making in obtaining an EU wide ban on the fishing of bass whilst they are spawning.

 (64382)

95  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will impose bag limits on the landing of fish by recreational anglers.

 (64383)

96  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress relating to the Shellfish Licensing System.

 (64385)

97  Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reports she has received from the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate regarding the release of radioactive substances into the groundwater under Sellafield in Cumbria from tanks; and if she will make a statement.

 (65062)

98  Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will establish an inquiry into the leaking of radioactive substances into groundwater under Sellafield in Cumbria; and if she will make a statement.

 (65063)

99  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to implement the NAO recommendation on the continued close environmental monitoring and inspection of foot and mouth disposal sites and the publication and reflection in her Department's contingency plans of the results.

 (65191)

100  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action she is taking to implement the NAO recommendation on the pursuit of cases where the Department believes it was overcharged for goods and services and the investigation and resolution of irregularities in contractors' claims.

 (65188)

101  Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what inspections her officials have made of the motor vessel KAKIFEM-1 to assess its suitability for the transport of live farm animals; when inspections were made; what the outcome was of the inspections; and what such inspections her officials will conduct.

 (65406)

102  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how her Department is meeting the objectives of the Better Public Buildings Initiative.

 (65071)

103  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much Scottish lamb has been exported to each member country of the European Union in each of the last five years.

 (65116)

104  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason Herefordshire is dealt with by the Welsh Environment Agency.

 (65169)

105  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 20th June, Official Report, column 462W, on tax credits, when the Family Resources Survey 2000-01 was received by the Treasury; when full analysis of the survey began; and when he expects the analysis to be concluded.

 (65385)

106  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government projection is for demographic change in (a) London and (b) for all other regions in England over the next (i) five and (ii) 10 years for the age groups (A) 45 to 50, (B) 50 to 55, (C) 55 to 60, (D) 60 to 65, (E) 65 to 70, (F) 70 to 75, (G) 75 to 80, (H) 80 to 85 and (I) 85 years and over.

 (65143)

107  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the priority given by HM Customs and Excise to the prevention of illegal meat imports into the UK.

 (64876)

108  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what would have been the impact on (a) tax revenues, (b) pension funds and (c) gross domestic product if all those who have taken early retirement had instead worked until their statutory retirement age for the period 1982 to 2002.

 (65018)

109  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many random inspections for red diesel were conducted during each of the last five years.

 (65246)

110  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) pupils and (b) schools who were asked to take part in the OECD PISA survey refused to participate.

 (65134)

111  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pupils were asked to sit the OECD PISA survey test for (a) reading, (b) mathematical and (c) scientific literacy; and how they were chosen.

 (65137)

112  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the schools selected as replacement schools for the OECD PISA survey.

 (65131)

113  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of schools selected for the OECD PISA survey agreed to take part (a) prior to the inclusion of replacement schools and (b) after the inclusion of replacement schools; and what the minimum proportion of the originally selected schools is deemed acceptable by the OECD for inclusion in the international survey.

 (65128)

114  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what reasons the schools which refused to participate in the OECD PISA survey gave for their refusal.

 (65133)

115  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the conceptual difference is in the science and maths questions asked in the OECD (a) TIMS and (b) PISA surveys.

 (65132)

116  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps were taken to assess the educational achievements of pupils who refused to sit the OECD PISA survey tests; and whether this information was incorporated into the PISA results.

 (65135)

117  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the OECD PISA 2000 Technical report will be published.

 (65136)

118  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis schools were selected for inclusion in the OECD PISA survey; and how replacement schools were selected.

 (65129)

119  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the OECD's policy is regarding the inclusion of replacement schools in the OECD PISA survey.

 (65130)

120  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) private sector and (b) public sector enterprises are eligible to pay the climate change levy in the Portsmouth South constituency; and if he will make a statement.

 (65372)

121  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Department for Transport about the treatment of Network Rail debt in the national accounts.

 (64872)

122  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what submissions his Department has made to the ONS about the treatment of Network Rail debt in the national accounts; and if he will set out the reasoning behind those submissions.

 (64881)

123  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the treatment of Network Rail debt on potential UK obligations under EMU convergence programmes and the stability and growth pact.

 (64880)

124  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what progess has been made in the consultation on the landfill tax credit scheme.

 (64378)

125  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his policy towards Crown immunity in cases where taxpayers sue for the refund of overpayments made to the Inland Revenue.

 (64379)

126  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of tax relief has been provided for land decontamination in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK.

 (65067)

127  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 21st June, Official Report, on public service monitoring, if he will place the value for money scores for each financial year since 1999-2000 for each government department in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (65181)

128  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place the accounting advice given by the Office of National Statistics concerning Network Rail in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (65059)

129  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what counter measures the United Kingdom Government has taken in respect of the Financial Action Task Force recommendations concerning Nauru; and if he will make a statement.

 (65106)

130  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the payments under PFI contracts for each year from 2002-03 to 2027-28 for PFI deals which are expected to reach preferred bidder stage in the next three years.

 (65149)

131  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the Chairman of the IMF.

 (65401)

132  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which banking licences have been (a) granted and (b) refused since 1st May 1997.

 (65387)

133  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many EU applicant countries he has visited since 1st May 1999.

 (65402)

134  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many matters his Department has consulted outside lawyers; and what the total cost is of the fees charged in the last 12 months.

 (65379)

135  
N  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Indonesia since 1st January 2001 regarding the activities of Laskar Jihad; and if he will make a statement.

 (64585)

136  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on arms sales to (a) India and (b) Pakistan between December 2001 and June 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (65409)

137  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the United Kingdom's arms export policies in calming tensions between Pakistan and India between December 2001 and June 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (65410)

138  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures he has undertaken (a) to assess and (b) to prevent the diversion of arms to terrorist organisations in Pakistan.

 (65408)

139  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the licence applications his Department has examined for arms exports to (a) India and (b) Pakistan since January 2000; and how many of his Department (i) supported and (ii) opposed.

 (65413)

140  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with the (a) Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, (b) Secretary of State for Defence and (c) Secretary of State for International Development regarding arms export licences to (i) Pakistan and (ii) India.

 (65414)

141  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department received regarding (a) increases in Pakistan's (i) offensive and (ii) defensive weapons capabilities in each month from November 2001 to May 2002 and (b) his Department's assessment as to their effect on relations between India and Pakistan.

 (65412)

142  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department received regarding (a) increases in India's (i) offensive and (ii) defensive weapons capabilities in each month from November 2001 to May 2002 and (b) his Department's assessment as to their effect on relations between India and Pakistan.

 (65411)

143  Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the end use monitoring undertaken by his Department of the use of the Land Rover Defender vehicles provided to the Zimbabwean Police as part of a DfID funded project.

 (65036)

144  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in Madagascar.

 (65002)

145  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what protocols exist on the operation of European Parliamentary investigations being conducted within the United Kingdom.

 (65006)

146  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the power members of the European Parliament have to summon witnesses for enquiries that they are conducting within the United Kingdom.

 (65007)

147  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to protect the interests of United Kingdom nationals engaged in legal action in Zimbabwe.

 (65244)

148  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the European Union travel ban on President Mugabe.

 (65245)

149  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent disturbances in the Gujarat region of India.

 (65405)

150  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he has provided to the Government of Taiwan in support of Taiwan's application for observer status at the World Health Organisation.

 (65217)

151  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 293W, whether the term income refers to cash available from contributions to (a) the OPCW Secretariat and (b) the agreed budget of the OPCW; by when the major budgetary contributors to the OPCW budget finished paying their contributions in each of the last five years; (i) what the role of the Head of Administration in the OPCW is and (ii) from which country this post-holder came in 2001; if he will make a statement on the monthly statements made by Mr Joseˇ Bustani covering the operational programme; if he will make a statement regarding the use of the term unrealistic; whether the revised budget of the OPCW addresses the concerns over the previous OPCW budget proposals referred to; how many member states of the OPCW there were in each of the last five years; what the UK Government's estimate is of the frequency of inspections (A) proposed for the major budgetary contributors to the OPCW under the budgetary proposals referred to and (B) for the major budgetary contributors to the OPCW under the current budgetary proposals; and if he will make a statement on the action of the Conference of States Parties in the handling of the staff grading review referred to.

 (65259)

152  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the budgets for the training of military and security personnel from overseas (a) in the UK and (b) overseas for (i) each of the past two years, (ii) the current year and (iii) future years for which estimates are available.

 (65261)

153  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 18th June, Official Report, column 294W, if there is a role for member states of the OPCW in approving the transfers of funds referred to; and if he will make a statement on the (a) reasons given for the loss of confidence referred to and (b) late payments by member states of the OPCW.

 (65275)

154  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) overseas visits by Ministers in his Department and (b) visits to Ministers in the UK by overseas government ministers and officials have taken place in each of the last three years in which UK arms sales have been discussed.

 (65262)

155  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he will make to the Byelorussian Government concerning the convictions of Mikola Markevich and Pavel Mazheiko for libelling the President; what further action he has planned to ensure that human rights are respected in this case; what action the European Union will be taking; and if he will make a statement.

 (65386)

156  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria he adopts in his appointment of business ambassadors.

 (65367)

157  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June, Official Report, column 637W, how many official visits each business ambassador has undertaken, on what date and to which countries.

 (65366)

158  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent activities the British Council has undertaken in other European countries on combating racism and intolerance.

 (64678)

159  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of work undertaken by the British Council in (a) promoting human rights, (b) leadership training, (c) strengthening civil society and (d) providing support for non-governmental sectors in Africa in preparation for the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development.

 (64676)

160  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the expansion of British Council activities in Russia in the past two years.

 (64681)

161  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent work the British Council has done to meet the demand from young people in China for contact with the United Kingdom.

 (64679)

162  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the findings are of the British Council's Connecting Futures research into attitudes towards the United Kingdom in the Arab and Muslim worlds; and if he will make a statement.

 (64682)

163  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress the British Council has made in promoting United Kingdom science abroad; and if it will increase its levels of funding for the promotion of excellence of UK science internationally.

 (64677)

164  Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the new Regulatory Impact Assessment for the National Care Standards for Care Homes for Younger Adults will be published.

 (65035)

165  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress with establishing the community equipment service and its financing.

 (64293)

166  
N  
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money his Department will provide in 2002-03 for research into Henoch Schonlein Purpura; and to which research centres it is allocated.

 (64849)

167  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards implementing the National Carers Strategy requirement that general practitioners should have procedures in place to identify carers by April.

 (65105)

168  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the performance framework indicator for the number of carer assessments; if he will ensure that the assessments evaluate the proportion of carers assessed at the point of hospital discharge; and if he will make a statement.

 (65102)

169  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute psychiatric beds were available for (a) children, (b) the elderly and (c) other ages in secure units within each (i) region and (ii) authority area in each of the last five years; what the occupancy rate was; and what delayed discharge issues occurred.

 (65251)

170  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of prescribing practice relating to statins on the risk of a second heart attack to people aged 60 years and over; and if he will make a statement.

 (65074)

171  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th June, Official Report, column 740W, regarding hospital discharges, what his target is for the reduction in the number of bed days lost through people experiencing delayed discharge from hospital.

 (65185)

172  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people he estimates have experienced frictional discharge for each quarter of the last year; and how many he expects to experience frictional discharge in the next year.

 (64668)

173  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to undertake further work as part of a whole systems approach to analysing and modelling health and social care as set out in the Wanless Report, paragraph 1.12.

 (65144)

174  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many General Practitioners were connected to NHSnet as at the end of March.

 (65057)

175  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th June, Official Report, column 740W, on hospital discharges, where and when the target for a reduction in the number of people experiencing delayed discharge by 20 per cent. between March 2002 and March 2003 was published.

 (65186)

176  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the criteria against which progress in implementing the National Carers Strategy is monitored; by what means progress is reported to the House; and when progress was last reported.

 (65101)

177  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) percentage of over 75 year olds affected, and the cost to the NHS and the number of bed days lost from hospital wards from older people experiencing an adverse reaction or being prescribed inappropriate medication in the last 12 months.

 (65140)

178  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department last reviewed guidance on hospital discharge with respect to carers' needs; and what arrangements are in place to monitor compliance with the guidance.

 (65104)

179  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residents with preserved rights were reassessed as being outside the scope of social services and entitled to free continuing care under the ruling in ex parte Coughlan for each strategic health authority in the last year.

 (64853)

180  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many older people died from (a) experiencing an adverse reaction and (b) being prescribed inappropriate medication in the last 12 months.

 (65139)

181  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications there were to train as a (a) general practitioner, (b) social worker, (c) physiotherapist and (d) special therapist in (i) London and (ii) England and Wales in each of the last five years, broken down by (A) health authority and (B) region.

 (65060)

182  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 17th June, Official Report, column 168W, on hospital discharges, for what reason statistics for the Eastern Region on discharges that were delayed for less than eight days are not available.

 (64852)

183  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the timetable for the establishment of a fund to support the development of carers services under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.

 (65056)

184  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received in connection with the implementation of standards 21.3 and 22.2 of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People; if he will place them in the Library; what assessment he has made of the impact of standards 21.3 and 22.2 of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People on the availability of beds in residential care and nursing homes; what estimate he has made of the impact on the number of care homes of the requirement of complying with the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People; and what estimate he has made of the average amount that each care home will have to spend in order to comply with the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People.

 (65040)

185  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many rapid response units are operating in each NHS region to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

 (65141)

186  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24th June, Official Report, column 740W, regarding long-term health, if he will invite the (a) Neurological Alliance and (b) Association of British Neurologists to participate in the external reference group; and if he will make a statement.

 (65127)

187  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake an evaluation of the appropriateness of support offered to carers as part of strategies to reduce the number of delayed discharges from hospital.

 (65103)

188  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS Cancer Plan and the implementation of the NICE guidance do not suffer whilst the structural changes to the NHS become established.

 (64387)

189  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost per person of care for is (a) residential care and (b) nursing care broken down by local authority.

 (64388)

190  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the drugs Ziprazidone and Aripipazole will be available on prescription to treat schizophrenia.

 (65075)

191  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the recent report of Laing and Binssan on care home costs.

 (65014)

192  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with mutual organisations which are delivering health and social care.

 (65013)

193  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on progress towards the introduction of intermediate care.

 (65015)

194  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish statistics for levels for the provision of care, broken down by area.

 (65016)

195  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when a report is expected on the evaluation of the impact of covering nursing care costs.

 (65011)

196  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate the level of service available to care home owners from (a) the National Care Standards Commission and (b) the Criminal Records Bureau.

 (65000)

197  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on fee levels for (a) care homes for older people and (b) care homes operating in other sectors of care.

 (64999)

198  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when there will be an investigation of the impact of inspection costs linked to the transfer of free nursing care to care homes.

 (65001)

199  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made on the application of minimum data sets.

 (65012)

200  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what investigations his Department is carrying out into the models of pricing care, with specific reference to reducing levels of paperwork.

 (65031)

201  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of doctors registered in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland in the last year have trained outside the UK.

 (65415)

202  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when digital hearing aids will be available in West Sussex.

 (64667)

203  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the introduction of electronic health records.

 (65187)

204  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action is being taken to improve access to NHS dentistry in the Portsmouth South constituency; and if he will make a statement.

 (65374)

205  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS-registered dentists there were in the Portsmouth South constituency in 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (65373)

206  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies for general practitioners there were in the Portsmouth South constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (65371)

207  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many telephone calls have been received by NHS Direct from people living in Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.

 (65369)

208  
N  
Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to require labels to identify food substances, colourings and additives which could result in hyperactive behaviour among children and young people.

 (63031)

209  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he has provided to the Government of Taiwan in support of Taiwan's application for observer status at the World Health Organisation.

 (65215)

210  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation to Taiwan's application for observer status at the World Health Organisation.

 (65216)

211  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the need for additional qualified staff to implement proposals in the draft Mental Health Bill; and what measures are being put in place to ensure that an adequate number of people with the necessary experience and qualifications are available.

 (65452)

212  Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the safeguards in place to prevent the sale of irradiated goods in the United Kingdom; and what regular monitoring takes place in this regard.

 (65107)

213  Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if she will introduce measures to require the labelling of all food sold for human consumption in the United Kingdom to contain clear details of genetically modified contents.

 (65108)

214  Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that all primary school children receive subsidised milk.

 (65033)

215  Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the provision of subsidised break time milk for (a) nursery school children and (b) primary school children in (i) Lincolnshire and (ii) England.

 (65032)

216  Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many schools in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) each other county are benefiting from the EU School Milk Subsidy Scheme.

 (65034)

217  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will issue detailed guidance notes on financial support towards costs GPs incur as owner-occupiers or leaseholders of premises used to provide NHS general practice services.

 (65378)

218  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the status is of the Bradford Hospital Trust PFI bid to redevelop Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital.

 (64868)

219  
N  
Mr Brian Sedgemore (Hackney South & Shoreditch): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to publish the report of the National Review of Neonatal Care by Dr R. MacFaul and others; and if he will make a statement.

 (64683)

220  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.

 (65226)

221  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he will take following the statement of Mr Justice Collins at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission regarding the condition of Mahmoud Abu Rideh; and if he will make a statement.

 (65252)

222  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he has taken to ensure that keys are not taken out of HMP Belmarsh; what the cost was of the recent incident when keys left the prison; and if he will make a statement.

 (65253)

223  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in 2001 will be published.

 (64742)

224  Mr David Cameron (Witney): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the responsibilities of ministers in his Department relating to specific initiatives and in particular police areas in respect of street crime.

 (65218)

225  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the police, (b) the Lord Chancellor and (c) the Crown Prosecution Service on raising the tariff for serious road traffic offences.

 (65023)

226  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people, convicted of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter who have been released from prison or other custodial institutions, have recommitted (i) murder and (ii) manslaughter following their release in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

 (65203)

227  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy regarding the serving of sentences imposed by British courts on foreign nationals in their own countries.

 (64377)

228  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officers working in Brixton between 1996 and April 2002 who had previous military experience had served in Northern Ireland.

 (65440)

229  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the population is of HMP Brixton; and how many of those prisoners are Irish nationals.

 (65441)

230  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the financial position of Bull/Integris was taken into account before the Standard Technical Environment for the Probation Service contract was let on 1st January.

 (65420)

231  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Irish prisoners who died in Brixton during the last six years were on suicide watch; and whether in each case guidelines were followed.

 (65439)

232  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many computer terminals are operational within the National Probation Service in England and Wales.

 (65422)

233  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officers have been transferred out of Brixton compulsorily since 1996.

 (65437)

234  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many probation areas in England and Wales operated bail information schemes in the last year for which figures are available; in how many cases information on bail was provided to the courts, broken down by probation area; and in how many of these cases the court ordered conditional bail.

 (65424)

235  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals during the last 12 months had their licence revoked and were recalled to prisons in England and Wales.

 (65418)

236  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average delay incurred was before prisoners received representation packs after they were recalled to prison in the last 12 months.

 (65419)

237  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the relevant cell alarm system was in working order on each occurrence of a cell death in Brixton during the last five years.

 (65438)

238  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the maintenance charges are for the probation STEPS contract during normal working hours; what the charge is (a) between 6.00 pm and 10.00 pm for an office and an area, (b) for a Saturday and a Sunday event, (c) in relation to an office relocation and (d) for the installation of a computer or printer; and whether the contract with Integris for these matters represents value for money.

 (65421)

239  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners have died in HMP Brixton since 1995.

 (65442)

240  John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who will pay insurance for new prisons in England and Wales.

 (65423)

241  Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the likely future level of scientific procedures on animals.

 (65081)

242  Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made from applications for licences to perform scientific procedures on animals of the level of duplication in such procedures.

 (65082)

243  Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the reduction in the number of scientific experiments on animals that has been achieved as a result of information sharing.

 (65080)

244  Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets his Department has set for reducing the number of scientific procedures performed on animals.

 (65079)

245  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which individuals are being detained, where and for what reasons, under Part 4 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

 (65065)

246  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action his Department has taken to secure the land within its ownership in Brentwood, known as St Charles site, from unauthorised entry.

 (65384)

247  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs fell to his Department arising from the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

 (65257)

248  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what art will be incorporated within his new headquarters on Marsham Street; and what resources have been allocated to art as (a) an overall figure and (b) a percentage of the final capital value of the new headquarters.

 (65069)

249  Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th April to the honourable Member for West Dorset, Official Report, column 703W, on government funding of the voluntary sector, how the voluntary sector has been defined for the purpose of the estimates; and whether some categories of non-governmental organisation have been excluded from this definition.

 (65038)

250  Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for West Dorset, Official Report, column 704W, on government funding of the voluntary sector, how government funding has been defined for the purpose of the estimates; what categories of financial transaction have been excluded from this definition; and on what basis each estimate was made.

 (65039)

251  Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th April to the honourable Member for West Dorset, Official Report, column 703W, on government funding for the voluntary sector, if he will break down the figure for (a) other state sources, by type of statutory body, (b) lottery funding by lottery distributor, (c) local government by local authority, (d) central government by department and (e) European funds by directorate-general; and in the case of (e), what EU funding for the voluntary sector is given in the other member states.

 (65037)

252  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answers to the honourable Member for Yeovil, of 18th December 2001, Official Report, columns 237-8W, and 24th October 2001, Official Report, column 288W, concerning the private finance initiative, what the main areas of savings are leading to the cost savings indicated for the (a) Ryehill, (b) Dovegate, (c) Forest Bank, (d) Parc, (e) Lowndham Grange and Altcourse prisons; and if he will make a statement.

 (65416)

253  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.

 (65222)

254  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what costs were borne by the House in respect of the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

 (65256)

255  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which licence applications her Department has examined for arms exports to (a) Pakistan and (b) India since January 2000; and how many her Department (i) supported and (ii) opposed.

 (65450)

256  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has received regarding the amount of GDP Pakistan spent since 1998 on (a) arms imports in general and (b) arms imports from the United Kingdom.

 (65451)

257  Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what part the Crown Agents played in the (a) procurement and (b) supply of the Land Rover Defender vehicles supplied to the Zimbabwean police as part of a DfID-funded project.

 (65214)

258  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 20th May, Official Report column 14W, on Africa, what further financial assistance has been given to (a) Malawi, (b) Mozambique, (c) Zimbabwe and (d) other African countries affected by the drought; and if she will make a statement.

 (65042)

259  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much EU aid will be used to support poor countries' efforts to comply with the EU's asylum policy in each of the next three years.

 (65194)

260  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether EU development aid may be tied to asylum policies following the conclusions reached in the Seville summit.

 (65189)

261  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the EU summit in Seville with respect to aid.

 (65190)

262  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 19th June, Official Report, column 387W, what her Department's contribution to the World Food Programme's regional appeal for Southern Africa was in respect of the 2002-03 harvest year.

 (64674)

263  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 19th June, Official Report, column 387W, when she expects food aid distribution to extend to the six countries in Southern Africa identified as facing severe food shortages.

 (64675)

264  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what role he intends his Department to take in the cross-departmental committee on the HMIC/CPSI thematic report on rape.

 (65212)

265  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set up a Thematic inquiry into the way rape trials are dealt with by the judiciary; and if he will make a statement.

 (65209)

266  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will amend the rules of the Supreme Court to ensure that a woman judge is a member of appeal courts hearing a case concerning (a) rape, (b) other sexual offences and (c) domestic violence.

 (65211)

267  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that judges receive equivalent training about rape offences to that recommended for police and prosecutors by the HMIC/CPSI thematic inquiry into rape.

 (65213)

268  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he will take to ensure that the recommendations of the Sentencing Advisory Panel on rape are implemented by the judiciary.

 (65210)

269  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the role of hearing costs in settlements resulting from serious road traffic accidents.

 (65025)

270  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) legal profession and (b) insurance industry on bringing quicker settlements to cases where a serious injury has been sustained as a result of a road traffic accident.

 (65024)

271  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of fine-defaulters had one or more county court judgments against them in each year since 1990.

 (65121)

272  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of fines imposed by Sussex magistrates were (a) paid, (b) written off, (c) cancelled and (d) in arrears in each year since 1990.

 (65120)

273  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many community service orders were extinguished without being served in each year since 1995.

 (65126)

274  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of fine-defaulters were in receipt of income support and income-related jobseekers allowance in each year since 1990.

 (65119)

275  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of fine-defaulters in full-time employment had attachment of earnings orders imposed in each year since 1990.

 (65122)

276  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of fine-defaulters were in full-time employment since 1990.

 (65123)

277  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of fine-defaulters on income support and income-related jobseekers allowance were subject to three or more attachment of benefit orders for any period since 1990 for which figures are available.

 (65124)

278  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many community service punishments were handed down by magistrates' courts in each year since 1990; and what proportion of these sentences were served.

 (65125)

279  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the decision was taken to relocate the Immigration Appelate Authority court in Leeds; what options are being looked at for an alternative venue; what consultations have taken place with (a) users, (b) staff, (c) representatives and (d) interpreters; what he calculates the implications of this move are for the satellite courts; and when he expects to announce his decision.

 (64869)

280  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many courts he expects will (a) close and (b) be downgraded as a result of the proposals to modernise the civil courts; and which courts will be affected.

 (65417)

281  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 20th June, Official Report, column 530W, on child abductions, to which countries the children were abducted.

 (65277)

282  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when his Department will set up a meeting with honourable Members to discuss the case of Catherine Meyer.

 (65383)

283  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many courts will close to the public as a result of his proposals to modernise the civil courts.

 (65278)

284  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many letters of reprimand he has sent to judges since 1st May 1997.

 (65381)

285  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints he has received about judges since 1st May 1997.

 (65380)

286  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many court staff he estimates will be made redundant as a result of his proposals to modernise the civil courts.

 (65279)

287  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the average length of time is that his Department has taken to reply to honourable Members in the last 12 months.

 (65382)

288  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Prime Minister, whether Mr Alistair Campbell is the accounting officer for the Central Office of Information.

 (64873)

289  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on recent changes in the role of Mr Alistair Campbell.

 (64875)

290  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Prime Minister, what costs have been incurred in refurbishing 12 Downing Street since June 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (64874)

291  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 24th June, on the Seville European Council, if he will itemise the assistance the EU has given to the Balkans to which he was referring in his reply to the honourable Member for Linlithgow.

 (64741)

292  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer to the honourable Member for North Thanet on 24th June, Official Report, column 627, if he will indicate which article in the Dublin Convention supersedes the Sangatte Protocol; and if this assertion has been tested in law.

 (64871)

293  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask the Prime Minister, which officials within his Office have responsibility for strategy on the single currency and related issues; and what their remit is.

 (64969)

294  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Prime Minister, who the Chairman is of the Ministerial Design Champions Group.

 (65083)

295  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received regarding her Department's arms export application process and legal criteria for such exports to (a) India and (b) Pakistan in each month from December 2001 to June 2002.

 (65434)

296  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has held with the Secretary of State for International Development regarding arms export licence grants to (a) India and (b) Pakistan since December 2001.

 (65444)

297  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she takes to assess conformity with the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports during the evaluation of arms export licence applications.

 (65432)

298  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what arms export licences to (a) India and (b) Pakistan her Department examined from January 2000 to June 2002; how many were (i) approved and (ii) denied in each month ; and if she will make a statement.

 (65435)

299  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps her Department has taken to minimise the risk of UK arms exports being diverted from the stated end-use or end-user in Pakistan.

 (65433)

300  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations have been made to her Department regarding the increases of national debt in (a) India and (b) Pakistan due to the importation of weapons from the United Kingdom in (i) each year since 1999 and (ii) January to June 2002.

 (65431)

301  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's policy was towards arms sales to (a) Pakistan and (b) India between December 2001 and June 2002.

 (65436)

302  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has held since December 2001 with the Secretary of State for Defence regarding arms export licence grants to (a) India and (b) Pakistan.

 (65443)

303  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received concerning the acquisition by India of Hawk aircrew training simulators.

 (65445)

304  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the value was of ECGD support relating to arms exports to (a) Pakistan and (b) India since February 2000; and what payments have been made under the ECGD scheme.

 (65407)

305  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason she has not answered the letters of 30th November 2001 and 10th January, from the honourable Member for Edinburgh West.

 (65365)

306  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason she has not answered the written question from the honourable Member for Edinburgh West (ref 51382), of 18th April.

 (65364)

307  John Cryer (Hornchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what checks were carried out by the Post Office on (a) agency and (b) directly recruited casual workers employed in 2001.

 (65045)

308  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with British Energy and BNFL on the proposed Liabilities Management Authority.

 (65003)

309  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will change the rules on providing help to firms for which more than 25 per cent. of ownership is in foreign hands.

 (65029)

310  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the future of nuclear generating capacity within the United Kingdom.

 (65004)

311  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on what assistance is available to firms that expand beyond the definition of SME.

 (65005)

312  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many grants in respect of LPG conversions of motor vehicles have been given in each of the last five years.

 (65254)

313  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many petrol stations in the United Kingdom have installed vapour recovery equipment in the last year to comply with EC directives.

 (65248)

314  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many United Kingdom petrol stations are exempt from vapour recovery regulations by way of annual turnover falling below the exemption limit.

 (65247)

315  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to widen the availability of LPG fuel for motor vehicles.

 (65250)

316  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many vehicles subject to vehicle excise duty are capable of using LPG fuel.

 (65249)

317  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) overseas visits by Ministers in his Department and (b) visits to Ministers in the UK by overseas Government ministers and officials have taken place in each of the last three years in which UK arms sales have been discussed.

 (65263)

318  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what licences have been granted in each of the last five years for equipment on the military list to (a) African countries, (b) Bolivia, (c) Guyana, (d) Honduras, (e) Nicaragua, (f) Laos, (g) Vietnam, (h) Myanmar and (i) Yemen, in receipt of aid; what equipment is covered under these licences; and if she will make a statement.

 (65258)

319  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her policy on the grant of export licences for sale of arms to India and Pakistan.

 (64389)

320  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what limit of (a) value and (b) weight is set for Consignia's monopoly status; for how long this status extends and under which legal provision; what recent discussions she has had concerning the move to unregulated and competitive postal services; when the change to open competition will take place; and under what statutory requirements.

 (65073)

321  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the (a) statutory and (b) commercial status of Royal Mail; and to which (i) Ministers and (ii) other persons it will be accountable.

 (65072)

322  Lembit O­pik (Montgomeryshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what initiatives her Department has to extend the availability of broadband internet provision to rural Wales; and if she will make a statement.

 (65061)

323  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) current total annual carbon emissions and (b) expected total annual emissions from installed capacity for all projects in the power sector fuelled by coal, oil or gas that have received assistance from the ECGD are since 1997.

 (65193)

324  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if her Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.

 (65224)

325  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of the promised £260 million in renewable energy investment has been made; to which projects it has been allocated; and how much electricity is expected to be produced by the projects by 2010.

 (65115)

326  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with the UKAEA on the progress of construction of facilities at Dounreay for the long-term storage of nuclear waste.

 (65113)

327  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to publish the White Paper on the Liabilities Management Agency.

 (65114)

328  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures he will implement to help achieve the Government's target for an increase in rail freight; and if he will make a statement.

 (65170)

329  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much (a) Metronet and (b) its sponsors are due to be paid in (i) development costs, (ii) risk capital costs, (iii) financial and legal advice costs and (iv) bank and loan insurance costs by London Underground upon signing of contracts; what independent assessment (A) has been and (B) will be made of the validity of Metronet's financial claims; whether Tube Lines and its sponsors will be entitled to further payments beyond money it is due to receive in success fees; and if he will make a statement.

 (64684)

330  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research his Department has carried out as to the cost of running a private motor car within the Greater London area.

 (65053)

331  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to develop a system of special needs transport in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (65055)

332  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average cost is of the provision is of a mile of a cycle lane.

 (65051)

333  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to require the use of dual controls by learner drivers for a specified period of time.

 (65022)

334  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what work has been conducted under HSE supervision for (a) Railtrack, (b) British Transport Police and (c) other rail industry companies and bodies in relation to accident investigation into the (i) Hatfield rail crash, (ii) Ladbroke Grove rail crash and (iii) Potter's Bar rail crash; who the contractor was in each case; what the nature of the work was; and if he will make a statement.

 (65368)

335  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Strategic Rail Authority's balance sheet will reflect the potential liabilities incurred as a result of its underwriting of loans to Network Rail.

 (65403)

336  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, at what (a) height, (b) latitude and (c) longitude the KLM Fokker 70 aircraft was flying on 19th June when the MoD ordered a ceasefire during a live firing exercise on Salisbury Plan below it; and if he will make a statement.

 (65197)

337  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, at what time on 19th June National Air Traffic Services at Swanwick was first informed that a KLM Fokker 70 aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Bristol was passing over a live Army artillery exercise on Salisbury Plain; and what action they took.

 (65198)

338  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what procedures are in place to ensure that National Air Traffic Services are informed of (a) military flying exercises and (b) artillery firing exercises in the vicinity of Salisbury Plain.

 (65195)

339  
N  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has held with the MCA relating to the removal of the coastguard helicopter from Portland.

 (64384)

340  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of the honourable Member for North Tyneside of 10th April, Official Report, column 103W, on the M4, if he will similarly list, by road number, the studies initiated by his Department and other Government agencies covering all or part of each road making up the Strategic Road Network, including (a) multi modal, (b) Highways Agency and (c) other studies.

 (64964)

341  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the projects being operated as a result of the Urban Bus Challenge Fund, giving (a) the start date of the project, (b) the project location and (c) the money attributed to each project.

 (64965)

342  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what bus priority schemes have been introduced since 1997, giving (a) the date of introduction of the scheme and (b) the body introducing and responsible for the scheme, distinguishing between (i) guided bus systems, (ii) infrastructure improvements and (iii) other schemes.

 (64967)

343  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will give the bus punctuality figures for each of the last six years for (a) local buses including London, (b) local buses excluding London, (c) local London buses and (d) non-local buses.

 (64966)

344  Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in how many locations (a) motorway and trunk roads and (b) country roads in England and Wales cross railway lines.

 (65220)

345  Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many safety risk assessments, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, have been carried out by (a) county highways authorities on county roads in England and Wales and (b) the Highways Agency on motorways and trunk roads to identify the number of locations where roads cross railway lines since the Selby train crash; and what action the authorities have taken to prevent accidents at the locations identified.

 (65219)

346  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many responses the Department received to the consultation document, Introducing a more structured approach to learning to drive.

 (65047)

347  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the daily average number of aircraft movements was for each of the 15 busiest airports in the United Kingdom over the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65201)

348  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the costs were of the South Coast Multi Modal Study broken down by (a) staff and (b) other costs.

 (65148)

349  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the DVLA vehicle register will provide on request details of country of registration of coaches used for school trips.

 (65066)

350  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many widowed women over 60 wrongly received a reduced level of winter fuel payment for the 2001-02 winter, owing to a mistaken assessment of two people living in the household in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK; and how many are awaiting receipt of the full payment.

 (65377)

351  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on compliance by small and medium enterprises with stakeholder pension notification arrangements.

 (64290)

352  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list in chronological order each reciprocal bilateral agreeement involving the UK for the vertical payment of social security benefits, indicating restrictions on their payment in full to beneficiaries resident abroad.

 (64291)

353  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners have been lifted out of poverty in the Stroud constituency since 1997.

 (65009)

354  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the impact of early retirement on pension provision.

 (65017)

355  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents were on income support in the Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65375)

356  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether benefit and tax credit claimants will be allowed to choose between (a) a card account at the Post Office, (b) a basic bank account and (c) another type of bank account, in order to continue to receive their benefit and tax credit payments; and whether the information available to benefit and tax credit claimants will include clear description of each of these options and will set out their advantages and disadvantages.

 (65260)

357  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's review of the schedule of occupational diseases for which benefits are paid will be published.

 (65046)

358  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if it is possible for jobseeker's allowance claimants to have their records removed from the Department computer system.

 (64870)

359  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) complaints and (b) comments have been received concerning each doctor working for the Medical Services since 1997.

 (65192)

360  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.

 (65223)

361  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many senior citizens groups he and his Ministers have visited since 7th June.

 (65044)

362  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Cabinet Office, if his Department has applied for a Castle award for equal pay.

 (65221)

363  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had on emergency planning with local authorities along the route from Dounreay to Drigg regarding the dangers posed by moving nuclear waste by road.

 (65112)

364  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the implication of moving nuclear waste from Dounreay to Drigg by (a) road and (b) rail.

 (65110)

365  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had on emergency planning with the Scottish Executive regarding the dangers posed by moving nuclear waste by (a) road and (b) rail from Dounreay to Drigg.

 (65111)

366  
N  
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to meet representatives of the livestock industry to discuss animal welfare.

 [Question Unstarred]   (63001)

367  
N  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action her Department is taking to tackle crime in relation to wildlife.

 [Question Unstarred]   (63015)

368  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what liaison there has been with representatives of the EU during the Parliament's investigation into the foot and mouth outbreak in the United Kingdom.

 [Transferred]   (65008)

369  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid to carers through benefits and services in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (65138)

370  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been given to preserved rights residents in care homes for each region and local authority in each of the last five years; and how much has been transferred to local authorities for former preserved rights residents for 2002-03.

 [Transferred]   (65142)

371  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the training of mental health professionals in Scotland.

 [Transferred]   (65243)

372  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) modern apprenticeship and (b) advanced modern apprenticeship starts there were in the Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (65370)



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