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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 1 July 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 1 July 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.
 


 

MONDAY 1st JULY

1  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what the total volume of waste produced by the House was in each year since 1995, broken down into (a) paper, (b) plastic, (c) aluminium and (d) other; what proportion of waste from the House was (i) recycled, (ii) composted and (iii) re-used; and what plans she has to increase these proportions.

 (65618)

2  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, if she will state the (a) policy on and (b) total value and volume of the purchase and use of goods and materials from renewable or recycled sources by the House in the last 12 months; and what plans there are to (i) update the policy and (ii) increase the proportion of goods and materials used from such sources.

 (65617)

3  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, if she will state the total volume of paper purchased by the House in the last 12 months; what proportion of this comes from recycled sources; and what plans there are to increase this proportion.

 (65616)

4  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what the estimated number of television monitors on the Parliamentary Estate is.

 (65727)

5  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65965)

6  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities take war pensions into account when assessing council tax payments.

 (65520)

7  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fire stations have been (a) opened and (b) closed since 1995.

 (65521)

8  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the public consultations undertaken by his Department since 1997, indicating for each consultation (a) if copies were available online, (b) if copies were available in print (c) the date the time period given for responses opened and (d) the date the time period given for responses closed.

 (66041)

9  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report column 820W, on the draft Local Government Bill, if councils have been informed of (a) the consultation and (b) the availability of paper copies.

 (66086)

10  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on plans to distribute capital receipts from local authority housing sales via a central pool.

 (65671)

11  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many days he has spent on government business overseas in the past 12 months.

 (65670)

12  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether housing associations retain funds raised as a result of the exercising of the right-to-buy.

 (65672)

13  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his policy is on the future of NDR and rate support grant.

 (65673)

14  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many parish councils (a) did not receive sufficient nominations to have an election in May and (b) are missing as a result.

 (66217)

15  Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions are taking place with the local authority associations regarding the housing needs of people with a learning disability who live with older parents; and if he will make a statement.

 (66306)

16  Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidance is forwarded to local authorities regarding the priority for housing provision to be given to people with a learning disability whose elderly parents are no longer able to care for them; and if he will make a statement.

 (66305)

17  Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps are being taken to ensure that all local authorities are developing a comprehensive support programme for people with a learning disability; and if he will make a statement.

 (66304)

18  Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to promote equity release schemes to assist with disrepair in the owner-occupied housing sector.

 (65720)

19  Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, who is on the Working Group established to take forward and monitor the operation of the revised Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Masts.

 (66444)

20  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reasons he decided to end the practice of compulsory referendums for mayoral management of local authorities.

 (65997)

21  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans the Government has to introduce forms of local taxation in addition to the council tax; and if he will make a statement.

 (65863)

22  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the Government's policy is on encouraging the installation of sprinkler systems in (a) local authority owned houses and (b) new build houses; and if he will make a statement.

 (65856)

23  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the amount of empty social housing in Engand in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65851)

24  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he last met representatives from the Fire Brigades Union; what was discussed; and if he will make a statement.

 (65994)

25  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made on achieving the Government's objective that no child should be living in bed and breakfast accommodation by 2004; and if he will make a statement.

 (65993)

26  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made on achieving the Government's target for constructing new housing on previously used land; and if he will make a statement.

 (65858)

27  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made on achieving the Government's decent homes target; and if he will make a statement.

 (65864)

28  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless people are living in (a) bed and breakfast and (b) temporary accommodation, broken down by ethnic group; and if he will make a statement.

 (65852)

29  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many sprinklers were installed in properties owned by local authorities last year; and if he will make a statement.

 (65857)

30  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of how many children were homeless in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65855)

31  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless households were living in (a) bed and breakfast and (b) temporary accommodation in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65853)

32  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he expects that the provisions contained in the Local Government White Paper will be implemented; and if he will make a statement.

 (65862)

33  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether local authorities must first obtain the consent of their electorate by a referendum before they proceed to a mayoral management system.

 (65996)

34  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of how many homeless people living in (a) bed and breakfast and (b) temporary accommodation are ex-servicemen; and if he will make a statement.

 (65991)

35  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the cost of introducing regional government in each English region; and if he will make a statement.

 (65860)

36  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many households are living in accommodation arranged by local authorities under the homelessness provisions of the Housing Acts 1985 and 1996; and if he will make a statement.

 (65859)

37  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of how many homes were lying empty in England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65854)

38  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which authorities have indicated that they wish to proceed to elected mayors.

 (65995)

39  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the Government plans to introduce financial incentives to encourage the transfer of council homes to social landlords; and if he will make a statement.

 (65992)

40  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what progress has been made on achieving the Government's objective of putting all local authority public services online by 2005; and if he will make a statement.

 (65865)

41  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will announce the money being allocated to Burnley to tackle the problem of empty homes as part of the East Lancashire Housing Renewal pathfinder project.

 (65551)

42  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the nominal Single Regeneration Budget's lifetime expenditure on physical regeneration will be.

 (66240)

43  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 26th June, ref. 63796, on a new Thames crossing, if his Department has been invited to the Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership's meeting in July on the possibility of a new Thames crossing; and if he will make a statement.

 (66077)

44  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when local councillors and local honourable Members will be invited to the summit between Government Ministers, honourable Members, officials and council leaders, to discuss plans for a new Thames river crossing, East of Dartford; and if he will make a statement.

 (66000)

45  Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will announce the details of the new system of local government finance due to be introduced in the next financial year; and if he will make a statement.

 (66162)

46  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65960)

47  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many applications for planning permission for out of town shopping centres have been agreed since 7th January.

 (66326)

48  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the public appointments he has made since 7th June 2001.

 (66365)

49  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many out of town shopping centres he has visited in an official capacity since 1st January.

 (66327)

50  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the final cost was of the planning inquiry into Terminal 5.

 (66328)

51  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much money was spent by the relevant pension fund on paying pensions to retired (a) local government employees and (b) firefighters in 2001-02; if he will estimate the corresponding amounts to be spent in (i) five years' time, (ii) 10 years' time, (iii) 20 years' time and (iv) 30 years' time; if he will estimate in each case the proportion of such liabilities which will arise from (A) unfunded pension schemes and (B) pre-funded pension schemes; and in the case of pre-funded schemes, if he will estimate the value of the corresponding pre-funded funds in each of these years.

 (66563)

52  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list for each English local authority, the level of spending on (a) education and (b) social services expressed as a percentage of the SSA for that service in that authority in 2001-02.

 (65091)

53  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many members of her Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65962)

54  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many ice-rinks have (a) closed and (b) opened since 1995.

 (65528)

55  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions her Department has had with the film industry over subtitled films for deaf people.

 (65529)

56  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made by the Sports Action Zone in West Cumbria; what investment has taken place in each of the local authorities covered by the Action Zone; and if she will make a statement.

 (64856)

57  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who her Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for her Department's activities; and if she will make a statement.

 (65987)

58  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidelines have been put in place by the Secretary of State to guarantee that lottery money distributors transfer funds to grant recipients as quickly as possible; and what measures are in place to monitor the efficacy of these guidelines.

 (65599)

59  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65765)

60  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will implement plans to invest in school sports as announced by the Prime Minister on 11th January 2001 and 9th June.

 (65598)

61  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will provide a list for each distributor of lottery money of how much money from held funds has been committed, and to whom and when the commitment was made.

 (65777)

62  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of waste produced in her Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other, in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase the proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65694)

63  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her policy that the forthcoming communications legislation will have the power to ensure that video on demand and other forms of developing television are covered by the requirement to carry subtitles and other ancillary services.

 (66251)

64  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to ensure that the quality standards for television subtitling are maintained once the regulatory requirements for television subtitling are extended to digital cable and satellite in future communications legislation.

 (66252)

65  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tourist offices the UK has overseas; where they are located; and what plans she has to extend the UK tourist offices overseas.

 (66084)

66  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received from ITC on ITC's new Charter for Broadcasting in the Nations and Regions.

 (66448)

67  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is in respect of promoting and encouraging regional television; and what further plans she has in this respect.

 (66447)

68  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will make a statement on the review of procedures for the allocation of the operating licence for the National Lottery provider.

 (65742)

69  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tourists visited Lancashire in the last year.

 (65609)

70  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many pensioners over 75 years old in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Burnley receive free television licences.

 (65546)

71  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether special payments were made to Westminster City Council to offset the costs it incurred in preparing for the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen Mother.

 (65590)

72  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66202)

73  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will publish the Government's response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's Fourth Report on Communications.

 (66471)

74  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in her Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if she will make a statement.

 (65958)

75  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the BBC about their bid for a multiplex licence.

 (65459)

76  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the impact on the English Tourism Council of her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England.

 (65457)

77  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what effect her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England would have on visitengland.org.uk.

 (65454)

78  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England; and what progress has been made.

 (65462)

79  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the long term future of the English Tourism Council.

 (65456)

80  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on progress in appointing a Chairman of Ofcom.

 (65464)

81  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) indoor, (b) outdoor with lighting and (c) outdoor without lighting tennis courts there are in England.

 (65465)

82  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England would transfer functions of the English Tourism Council to (a) her Department, (b) the regional tourist boards, (c) the regional development agencies and (d) other companies or organisations.

 (65455)

83  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the benefits to the consumer of a digital terrestrial television service being (a) wholly free to air and (b) partly free to air and partly pay.

 (65463)

84  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list those who were consulted about her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England prior to their announcement.

 (65461)

85  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the different standards of definition used in digital television broadcasting.

 (65458)

86  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) indoor and (b) outdoor Olympic standard swimming pools there are in England.

 (65466)

87  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many prosecutions undertaken by Television Licensing in each of the last five years resulted in a custodial sentence; and what was the length of the sentence in each case.

 (65460)

88  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the marketing of tourism in England.

 (65453)

89  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65964)

90  Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the UK Government's policy towards the surrender of UK nationals where accused of a crime in connection with a UN peace keeping or enforcement operation committed after 1st July upon request of the International Criminal Court.

 (66479)

91  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress of Project Aquatrine.

 (66236)

92  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those locations where more than five MoD police personnel are based.

 (65715)

93  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce the number of MoD police.

 (65717)

94  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many MoD police there were in (a) 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available.

 (65716)

95  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 26th February, Reference Number 38796, on private military companies; and if he will make a statement.

 (65761)

96  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will answer the Question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 26th February, Reference Number 38798, on private military companies; and if he will make a statement.

 (65760)

97  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 26th February, reference number 38797, on private military companies; and if he will make a statement.

 (65751)

98  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has received from governments of the partner countries regarding the Meteor missile programme.

 (66022)

99  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the performance of the SA80A2 rifle in Afghanistan; and what faults have been reported.

 (66017)

100  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained infantry there were in the Army in each year since 1997.

 (66028)

101  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Meteor missile programme to move into its development phase.

 (66021)

102  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the spare parts for Eurofighter will be stored; and if he will make a statement.

 (66018)

103  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which armoured regiments have been at (a) high readiness, (b) training year and (c) other tasks in each of the past three years.

 (66027)

104  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Royal Armoured Corps is at establishment strength in personnel.

 (66026)

105  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions the German government has made representations to the British Government regarding the Meteor missile project.

 (66023)

106  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Meteor missile programme.

 (66020)

107  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) MBTs and (b) AFVs are held in reserve.

 (66025)

108  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recommended establishment number of main battle tanks is for an armoured regiment.

 (66024)

109  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the talks with India concerning (a) India's acquisition of spare parts and strategic equipment for Indian Air Force Jaguar ground-attack fighters, (b) the purchase of a British aircraft carrier and (c) conclusion of the Hawk-100 Advanced Jet Trainer deal.

 (66019)

110  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the scheduled launch date is for each of the Astute class SSNs.

 (66030)

111  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Tyne will carry out her first operational fishery patrol.

 (66039)

112  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Shetland completed her last fishery protection patrol; and when she will be paid off.

 (66036)

113  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fleet submarines are at sea.

 (66029)

114  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Meteor missile programme; and if he expects them to be in service on time.

 (66040)

115  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tomahawk armed SSNs will be operational in this and each of the next five years.

 (66035)

116  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what agreements his Department has with DEFRA in relation to the number of days per year Royal Navy fishery protection vessels must be on patrol; and if he will make a statement.

 (66037)

117  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lynx Mark 8 are operational.

 (66034)

118  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evaluation his Department has made of the Harrier II plus programme; and for what reasons he has proceeded with an upgrade of the Harrier GR7 to GR9 specification rather than capabilities offered by Harrier II plus.

 (66031)

119  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected service life is of the Lynx Mark 8.

 (66033)

120  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to give the Merlin helicopter an air to surface capability.

 (66032)

121  Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days on fishery patrol naval vessels have undertaken for MAFF/DEFRA in each of the past five years.

 (66038)

122  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the anticipated remediation costs will be, including munitions and chemical retrieval, prior to the market sale of Dean Hill munitions depot; and when he expects to put it on the market.

 (65734)

123  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ministry of Defence police are employed at West Dean Munitions Depot; and how they will be deployed following the closure of the depot.

 (65706)

124  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in respect of the closure of the munitions depot at Dean Hill, Wiltshire, what will be (a) the expected annual savings to his Department, (b) the anticipated revenue from the sale of married quarters to (i) sitting tenants and (ii) the market, (c) the estimated cost of connection of the married quarters estate to civilian services for (A) electricity, (B) water and (C) gas, (d) the ongoing annual maintenance of the site broken down into (1) buildings, (2) ground maintenance and (3) security and (e) the estimated market value of the site at sale.

 (65705)

125  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the area is of the munitions depot at West Dean, Wiltshire; and what percentage is (a) buildings, (b) roads and hard standing, (c) farmland, (d) woodland and (e) designated as a SSSI.

 (65714)

126  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of (a) stored munitions and (b) engineering and munitions maintenance work is carried out at Dean Hill for each of the three armed services.

 (65732)

127  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the criteria used to decide which munitions depot to dispose of; and if he will list the depots against which Dean Hill competed.

 (65733)

128  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements are in place for (a) staff consultation, (b) assistance to staff from the employment service and (c) consultation with the local planning authority in respect of the closure of West Dean munitions depot.

 (65713)

129  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the employees at the West Dean Munitions Depot are (a) under 25, (b) under 45, (c) under 60 and (d) over 60 in each category, broken down by sex.

 (65707)

130  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 749W, on married quarters, what criteria are used to assign standards to service families', accommodation.

 (66230)

131  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 749W, on married quarters, what plans he has to improve the standard of service families' accommodation in Wiltshire.

 (66239)

132  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66199)

133  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about (a) the original projected cost and (b) the current estimated cost of the building of the new Colchester Garrison.

 (65759)

134  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the arms fairs organised, supported and sponsored by his Department in each year since 1997, indicating the (a) name, (b) location and (c) cost to the Department and organisations attending each event.

 (65791)

135  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the arms fairs that are to be organised, supported and sponsored by his Department in 2002 and 2003.

 (65792)

136  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65950)

137  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money was spent by the relevant pension fund on paying pensions to retired members of the armed forces in 2001-02; if he will estimate the corresponding amounts to be spent in (a) five years' time, (b) 10 years' time, (c) 20 years' time and (d) 30 years' time; if he will estimate in each case the proportion of such liabilities which will arise from (i) unfunded pension schemes and (ii) pre-funded pension schemes; and in the case of pre-funded schemes, if he will estimate the value of the corresponding pre-funded funds in each of these years.

 (66562)

138  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of the tri-service Jubilee celebrations held on 27th June.

 (66164)

139  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the savings to the RAF would be if all subcontracted hours for initial training of pilots were transferred from the university air squadrons to private sector trainers.

 (65390)

140  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many pilots trained by (a) the Joint Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton and (b) university air squadrons have subsequently (i) joined the RAF and (ii) chosen not to do so in each of the past five years.

 (65392)

141  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours the 15 university air squadrons were contracted to provide to the RAF during each of the years of their existing contract; and how many hours were delivered in each of these years.

 (65294)

142  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to renew the contract of the Joint Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton.

 (65389)

143  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Joint Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton provided the contracted hours per year to the RAF during the existing contract.

 (65394)

144  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the criteria used by his Department to evaluate the success of the Joint Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton to train RAF pilots in the elementary stage of their flying career; and if he will make a statement.

 (65297)

145  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the proposed saving to the RAF is if the Joint Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton's contract for flying hours is returned to the university air squadrons.

 (65296)

146  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are used by the Department to evaluate the success of the 15 university air squadrons in training RAF pilots in the elementary stage of their flying careers; and whether comparative evaluation has been made with the Joint Elementary Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton.

 (65388)

147  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if serial numbers have been systematically logged in respect of the weapons found in Afghanistan since coalition military operations began against suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda forces earlier this year.

 (64685)

148  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many members of her Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65966)

149  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many secondary schools in England have pupil rolls (a) below 600, (b) between 601 and 1,000, (c) between 1,001 and 1,500 and (d) over 1,500.

 (65526)

150  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many primary schools in England have pupil rolls (a) below 200, (b) between 201 and 400, (c) between 401 and 600 and (d) above 600.

 (65527)

151  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she estimates the Government's objective of broad convergence in pay and terms and conditions between school teachers and further education lecturers will be achieved.

 (66081)

152  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to announce a decision on the application of St Benedict's Catholic High School, Whitehaven for engineering college status; and if she will make a statement.

 (64854)

153  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who her Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for her Department's activities; and if she will make a statement.

 (65985)

154  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65767)

155  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of waste produced in her Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted, (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other, in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase the proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65681)

156  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made with her Department's extended school programme.

 (66166)

157  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) failing schools and (b) schools under special measures have (i) applied to and (ii) become specialist schools since the specialist schools scheme came into operation.

 (65504)

158  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of changes in the number of autistic children in England and Wales in the past five years.

 (65677)

159  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received in the past year from parents who have had autistic children placed in mainstream schools against their wishes.

 (65676)

160  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many places there are in schools for (a) MLD and (b) SLD pupils in England and Wales; and what information she has collated on the demand for places in (i) MLD and (ii) SLD schools in England and Wales.

 (65675)

161  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many autistic children are statemented in England and Wales.

 (65674)

162  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many of the schools she has visited in England and Wales are unsatisfactory.

 (65087)

163  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools she has visited that are unsatisfactory.

 (65089)

164  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what criteria she has used to decide which of the schools she has visited are unsatisfactory.

 (65088)

165  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools she has visited since she became Secretary of State.

 (65086)

166  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her estimate is of the total number of schools in England and Wales that are unsatisfactory.

 (65090)

167  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many vacancies, unfilled with permanent staff, in secondary schools there are in the Portsmouth South constituency; how many there were in 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 (66467)

168  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of full-time students stayed in education in the Portsmouth South constituency after the age of (a) 16 and (b) 18 years in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001; and if she will make a statement.

 (66469)

169  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans the Department has to ensure more young people from low income families enter unversity.

 (66584)

170  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the proportion of university entrants from low income families was in (a) Jarrow, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 1997.

 (66583)

171  Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of university entrants from (a) Jarrow, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK were from low income families in 2001.

 (66582)

172  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her plans are for providing further work experience for teenagers of school age.

 (63390)

173  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on her plans to widen the options for study available to secondary school pupils.

 (65171)

174  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were employed on temporary and short-term contracts at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (65172)

175  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of people aged under 25 years from each socio-economic group participated in higher education in each of the last 12 years.

 (65793)

176  Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to announce the result of the quinquennial review of Investors in People UK.

 (66163)

177  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many post-16 students went on to further education in (a) Burnley and (b) Lancashire in 2001.

 (65544)

178  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66201)

179  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Tempus Committee is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66462)

180  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Advisory Committee on the training of chemists is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66453)

181  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Leonardo da Vinci Committee is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66463)

182  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Advisory Committee on vocational training is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66464)

183  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Advisory Committee on veterinary training is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66454)

184  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Advisory Committee on the training in architecture is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66455)

185  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Coordination Group to promote uniformity of application of the general system for the recognition of higher education diplomas (first general system) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66456)

186  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Committee on the second general system for the recognition of professional education and training is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66457)

187  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when (a) the EU Socrates Committee, (b) the Erasmus and (c) the Comenius subcommittees are next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of them; and if she will make a statement.

 (66458)

188  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how long it is taking the Criminal Records Bureau to process clearance applications by new teachers; if she estimates that all new teachers due to start in September will have clearance in time; if she has contingency plans should applications not be cleared in time; and if she will make a statement.

 (65776)

189  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average pupil teacher ratio was in Suffolk in each year between 1997 and 2002 in (a) primary, (b) middle and (c) upper schools.

 (64390)

190  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in her Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if she will make a statement.

 (65953)

191  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations she has received concerning the closure of Amraf Training plc and payments to it by her Department.

 (65492)

192  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools visited by senior officials in her Department, broken down by (a) local education authority and (b) dates, since 1997; and how many schools have been visited by officials in her Department each year since 1997.

 (65578)

193  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the schools visited by ministers in her Department, broken down by (a) local education authority, (b) dates and (c) ministers, since 1997.

 (65577)

194  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much money was spent by the relevant pension fund on paying pensions to retired (a) teachers and (b) university staff in 2001-02; if she will estimate the corresponding amounts to be spent in (i) five years' time, (ii) 10 years' time, (iii) 20 years' time and (iv) 30 years' time; if she will estimate in each case the proportion of such liabilities which will arise from (A) unfunded pension schemes and (B) pre-funded pension schemes; and in the case of pre-funded schemes, if she will estimate the value of the corresponding pre-funded funds in each of these years.

 (66561)

195  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children of secondary age were absent from school due to (a) authorised and (b) unauthorised absence in each of the years 1996-97 to 2001-02 in (i) foundation, (ii) voluntary aided, (iii) voluntary controlled, (iv) community, (v) specialist, (vi) city technology college and (vii) grammar schools.

 (65400)

196  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the unit of funding was for each student in FE and HE in each of the years 1992-93 to 2001-02 as expressed at 2001-02 prices.

 (65397)

197  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what calculations she has made about the impact on special school budgets of the introduction of the (a) upper pay spine and (b) management pay spine.

 (65535)

198  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full time and (b) part time students were in (i) FE and (ii) HE in each of the years 1992-93 to 2001-02.

 (65398)

199  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of children were in receipt of free school meals in each year from 1996-97 to 2001-02 in (a) foundation, (b) voluntary-aided-community, (c) specialist, (d) city technology college, (e) grammar and (f) voluntary-controlled schools.

 (65395)

200  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will calculate in percentage terms the increase in costs to local education authorities and schools of the introduction of the new rates of employers national insurance.

 (65534)

201  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will ensure that UK universities in receipt of state funding accept Welsh A-level as a valid qualification for entry.

 (65391)

202  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which secondary comprehensive schools she has visited since 1997; and which were unsatisfactory.

 (65399)

203  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much capital was made available to (a) FE and (b) HE in each of the years 1992-93 to 2001-02 as expressed at 2001-02 prices.

 (65396)

204  Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letters of the honourable Member for Hexham of 19th March, ref. 167263, and 21st February, ref. 167311, in respect of compensation claims for foot and mouth disease.

 (65543)

205  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the addresses of landfill sites that have successfully complied with Landfill Directive 99/31/EC in order to operate beyond 16th July.

 (65538)

206  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of existing landfills have demonstrated that they can comply with the Landfill Directive 99/31/EC in order to operate beyond 16th July.

 (65539)

207  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many secondments and exchanges of staff there have been between central and regional Government offices and organisations with a rural remit since November 2000.

 (65393)

208  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what training programmes she has run for operators and staff at existing landfills to ensure that they are technically competent to manage the site and have the financial provisions to cover the maintenance and aftercare requirements of the site according to Landfill Directive 99/31/EC; how many staff have been made available; and if she will make a statement.

 (65540)

209  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department's latest modelling shows that the objectives of the 1997 National Air Quality Strategy will be achieved for each of the eight pollutants named in the strategy under current policies.

 (65541)

210  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of the pollutants covered by the National Air Quality Strategy are monitored by each of the main London air quality monitoring sites.

 (65092)

211  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the last assessment of the relative risks and priorities in regard to the categorisation of watercourses in England took place; and when she intends to review this categorisation to determine responsibilities for flood defence measures based on the current assessment of the severity of the flood risk issues and their relative priority.

 (66189)

212  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the recommended standard is for each of the eight pollutants named in the National Air Quality Strategy; and whether the standards for each pollutant were breached in (a) the UK and (b) London in the last recorded year of monitoring.

 (65542)

213  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of her Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65967)

214  Tony Cunningham (Workington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress she has made in the management of access and systems to ensure that members of the public are informed of their rights and responsibilities if the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 is implemented on a regional basis.

 (65736)

215  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list those applications where incinerator ash, waste lime or dust was ultimately released to land by (a) site location, (b) year, (c) tonnage, (d) source and (e) end-use in 2001; and if she will make a statement.

 (65623)

216  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she had had with (a) the European Commission and (b) others regarding the Waste Acceptance Criteria; what the status of the timetable for implementation is; and if she will make a statement.

 (65630)

217  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been conducted for (a) her Department and (b) the Environment Agency on progress towards meeting the EU Incinerator Directive; and if she will make a statement.

 (65603)

218  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the likely date for the introduction co-disposal practices under the landfill directive; what change to (a) guidance from her Department and (b) legislation (i) has taken place and (ii) is planned as a result; and if she will make a statement.

 (65627)

219  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with (a) the European Commission, (b) the Environment Agency, (c) local authorities, (d) industry and (e) others on building developments on former landfill sites; and if she will make a statement.

 (65961)

220  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how many occasions since 1997 waste disposal authorities have been consulted by local planning authorities regarding developments within 250 metres of landfill sites; if she will list the location and nature of the development on each occasion; and if she will make a statement.

 (65602)

221  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research (a) has been conducted and (b) is planned for her Department on the (i) healthy, (ii) environmental and (iii) other impacts of (A) emissions from incinerators and (B) dioxins in incinerator ash; and if she will make a statement.

 (65605)

222  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which posts in her Department (a) centrally and (b) regionally are vacant; and if she will make a statement.

 (65632)

223  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has had from the (a) European Commission, (b) Environment Agency, (c) Environmental Services Association, (d) waste management companies, (e) industry and (f) others on the EU Waste Incineration Directive; and if she will make a statement.

 (65604)

224  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which bodies she (a) has consulted recently and (b) plans to consult in relation to radioactive waste management; and if she will make a statement.

 (65631)

225  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) guidance (i) has been given and (ii) is planned from her Department to local authorities and (b) legislation (1) is in place and (2) is planned regarding the environmental implications of developments through the Public Finance Initiative; and if she will make a statement.

 (65601)

226  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been conducted by (a) her Department and (b) the Environment Agency into the destination of waste from municipal waste incinerators; if she will place copies of this documentation in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

 (65624)

227  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received regarding the Waste Acceptance Criteria; and if she will make a statement.

 (65629)

228  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what change to (a) guidance from her Department and (b) legislation (i) has taken place and (ii) is planned as a result of changes required under the EU Landfill Directive; and if she will make a statement.

 (65628)

229  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who is responsible for (a) testing and (b) monitoring (i) incinerator ash and (ii) incinerator emissions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65606)

230  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department has advertised for the position of landfill directive manager in her Department since 1997; on what dates the post has been filled; and if she will make a statement.

 (65626)

231  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which UK heat stations have supplied incinerator ash for construction; if she will list (a) the total amount of ash produced by each station and (b) the proportion of ash for each method of disposal or use; and if she will make a statement.

 (65622)

232  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department has spent on (a) programmes and (b) campaigns conducted by her Department related to changing individual behaviour in relation to the environment (i) in each year since 1997 and (ii) since 7th June 2001; and if she will make a statement.

 (65625)

233  Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Biotech Unit will update its public register on the list of trial sites where GMOs may be released to include the list of sites where winter oil seed rape was planted last autumn for research and development.

 (65588)

234  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes there have been to benthic fauna since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (65502)

235  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has (a) made and (b) intends to make of the impact of (i) dredging and (ii) other marine activities on benthic fauna; and if she will make a statement.

 (65503)

236  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) guidance and (b) legislation is in place with regard to benthic fauna; and if she will make a statement.

 (65501)

237  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward proposals to ban the import of food products produced (a) under conditions and (b) using chemicals that would not be permitted in the United Kingdom.

 (65150)

238  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) hazardous and (b) radioactive material has been transported through the Portsmouth South constituency by road on a regular basis in the last year; and if she will make a statement.

 (66481)

239  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will hold a meeting with representatives from dairy farmers and buyers regarding the price of milk.

 (66576)

240  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the scientific assessments peer reviews that data from the GM field scale evaluations will undergo; and in what order they will take place.

 (65517)

241  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how the scientific assessment of GM issues announced on 31st May relates to existing regulatory processes for GM crops; and whether the findings will be submitted to (a) Action with Communities in Rural England and (b) the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes.

 (65516)

242  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) scientific assessments, (b) peer reviews and (c) field scale evaluations outside the formal regulatory process will be a pre-requisite for investment in new start-up companies carrying out research and development in agricultural biotechnology.

 (65518)

243  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will publish her detailed response to the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission Report; and if she will launch the public debate on genetic modification.

 (65519)

244  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) total TB tests on herds, (b) herds under movement restriction, (c) tests on unrestricted herds, (d) new herd incidents and (e) new confirmed herd incidents there were in each county betwen 1st January and 30th March, and what percentage of tests on unrestricted herds in each county resulted in a confirmed herd incident.

 (65474)

245  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on progress with Krebs trials in triplets I and J.

 (65475)

246  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average time taken is (a) in the territory of each of her Department's regional offices, and (b) in England, between an animal reacting positive to a test for Bovine TB and that animal being taken for slaughter.

 (65472)

247  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of (a) the number of sheep and (b) the proportion of the national flock which were born before the imposition of the ban on feeding animal protein to ruminants and are still alive.

 (65467)

248  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her target date is for eliminating the backlog of herd tests for Bovine TB.

 (65473)

249  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many veterinary surgeons in each regional office of her Department work on the herd testing programme for Bovine TB.

 (65470)

250  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many veterinary surgeons work for each regional office of her Department.

 (65471)

251  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the conclusions were of the meeting on 12th June of the Independent Scientific group on Bovine TB.

 (65468)

252  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what average number of hours per week is spent on veterinary surgeons in her Department in herd testing programme for Bovine TB; and if she will make a statement.

 (65469)

253  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abandoned cars there have been in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (65640)

254  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66192)

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

 (66443)

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

 (66459)

257  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the Community framework for co-operation in the field of accidental or deliberate marine pollution is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66450)

258  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress and the implementation of the Directive on the control of volatile organic compound emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66461)

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

 (66429)

260  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Advisory Committee for the implementation of the directive on the reduction of the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels is next due to meet; whether any experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66436)

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

 (66451)

262  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the Directive relating to the availability of consumer information on fuel economy and CO2 emmissions in respect of the marketing of new passenger cars is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66460)

263  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso II) is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66449)

264  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical and scientific progress of the air quality values and guide values for sulphur dioxide and suspended particulates is next due to meet; whether experts nominated by the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66442)

265  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulatory impact assessment regarding costs to the egg industry has been made by her Department in the event of enriched cages being phased out before 2012.

 (65227)

266  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether enriched cages for the egg industry will be allowed to operate until 2012.

 (65229)

267  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the research will be completed into bird welfare and bird behavioural aspects of enriched cages.

 (65228)

268  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the statement of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation of 12th June, column 22, on the timescale for the operation of enriched cages if she will make a statement on the phasing out of enriched cages; and when the policy was decided.

 (65231)

269  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's assessment is of the effect of its CAP reform proposals on Common Agricultural Policy spending (a) for the United Kingdom and (b) for the European Union (i) as it stands and (ii) after the accession of the 10 candidate countries to the European Union in 2004.

 (66094)

270  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in her Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if she will make a statement.

 (65949)

271  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Are You Doing Your Bit? campaign.

 (65728)

272  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many oral questions she has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65509)

273  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the payment structure is for the Government's compensation scheme for dead bovine TB-infected cattle; and what the timescale is for payment of the compensation.

 (65687)

274  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what staff and resources were allocated in each year since 1999 towards the bovine TB problem in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Herefordshire and (d) Worcestershire.

 (65690)

275  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost has been so far to her Department of compensating farmers for losses due to the deaths of bovine TB infected cattle.

 (65689)

276  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many confirmed TB herd incidents there have been in 2002, broken down by month, in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Herefordshire and (d) Worcestershire.

 (65686)

277  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards the completion of the scientific badger culling trial; when the trial will be completed; and what preliminary results have been obtained.

 (66078)

278  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what interim measures are being undertaken to provide farmers with financial and other support whilst awaiting bovine TB trial results.

 (65688)

279  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made towards the development of a bovine TB vaccine.

 (65685)

280  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65976)

281  Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Government has to extend inheritance tax provisions to all people in the UK.

 (65596)

282  Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about the requirement for new businesses, including the self-employed, to register with the Inland Revenue within three months of setting up; what steps he has taken to inform businesses of this new requirement; and if he will make a statement.

 (65704)

283  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken was to issue a VAT number for a new business once an application has been filed over the last 12 months.

 (65718)

284  Denzil Davies (Llanelli): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will include the economies of the applicant countries to the EU in the assessment of whether there can be sustainable convergence between the UK and the economies of the single currency.

 (66092)

285  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65698)

286  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65983)

287  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65769)

288  Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans his Department has to restore the parts of the facade of the Treasury main building not recently cleaned.

 (65560)

289  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total value of private pension funds.

 (63398)

290  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has determined the date for this year's spending review announcement.

 (65730)

291  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 23rd May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J. Greenhalgh.

 (66205)

292  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received as part of the spending review with regard to funding for the BBC World Service.

 (65752)

293  
N  
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on recent action which he has taken on miss-selling of pensions.

 (63410)

294  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his plans for company car tax.

 (65536)

295  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the extent of the use of the euro in Northern Ireland, especially in border areas.

 (65589)

296  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65956)

297  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65513)

298  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people attended the Financing for Development conference in Monterrey in March from (a) his Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66222)

299  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people attended the G7 finance ministers meeting in Halifax in June from (a) his Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66224)

300  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people attended the World Economic Forum in New York in February from (a) his Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66214)

301  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in aggregate in national insurance contributions by married women paying at the reduced rate in each of the last 30 years.

 (65744)

302  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis the contribution rate of married women paying national insurance contributions at the reduced rate is set.

 (65292)

303  Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the most recent estimates are for GDP growth for (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland, (e) Wales and (f) each EU Objective 1 area.

 (66165)

304  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what power the Financial Ombudsman has to (a) impose and (b) collect fines from recalcitrant companies and individuals found guilty of selling incorrect policies.

 (65592)

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

 (66121)

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

 (65945)

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

 (65917)

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

 (66136)

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

 (65904)

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

 (65882)

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

 (65887)

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

 (66115)

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

 (65878)

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

 (65871)

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

 (66138)

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

 (65908)

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

 (65901)

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

 (65924)

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

 (66141)

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

 (65902)

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

 (65913)

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

 (66128)

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

 (65933)

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

 (65873)

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

 (65932)

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

 (66143)

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

 (65874)

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

 (65918)

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

 (65928)

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

 (66130)

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

 (65896)

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

 (65877)

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

 (66129)

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

 (65920)

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

 (65930)

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

 (66120)

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

 (65868)

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

 (65890)

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

 (65867)

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

 (66123)

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

 (65907)

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

 (65943)

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

 (65936)

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

 (66122)

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

 (65884)

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

 (65893)

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

 (66135)

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

 (65894)

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

 (65889)

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

 (66140)

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

 (65925)

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

 (65938)

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

 (65915)

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

 (65939)

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

 (65898)

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

 (65911)

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

 (66137)

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

 (65880)

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

 (65942)

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

 (66125)

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

 (65888)

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

 (65897)

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

 (66116)

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

 (65937)

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

 (65914)

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

 (65919)

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

 (66119)

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

 (65875)

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

 (65910)

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

 (65903)

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

 (66118)

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

 (65941)

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

 (65934)

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

 (66131)

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

 (65935)

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

 (65946)

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

 (66132)

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

 (65892)

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

 (65905)

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

 (65883)

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

 (65906)

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

 (65866)

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

 (65879)

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

 (66142)

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

 (65929)

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

 (65909)

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

 (66133)

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

 (65870)

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

 (65881)

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

 (66124)

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

 (65900)

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

 (65923)

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

 (65899)

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

 (66127)

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

 (65940)

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

 (65886)

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

 (65895)

398  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what correspondence he has received from Euro Youth 2000 with particular reference to the Convention on the Future of Europe; when he last met representatives from that body; what his policy is towards continuing funding of it by the European Union; what the target audiences of its publications have been; what assessment he has made of the compatibility of their use in schools and universities with the requirements in the Education Act 1996 for balance in the provision of information; and if he will make a statement.

 (66126)

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

 (65916)

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

 (65926)

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

 (66139)

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

 (65927)

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

 (65922)

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

 (66134)

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

 (65876)

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

 (65869)

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

 (65891)

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

 (65872)

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

 (65931)

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

 (65944)

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

 (66117)

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

 (65912)

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

 (65885)

414  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65968)

415  Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK Goverment, in its capacity as a United Nations Security Council member, is making to the USA in respect of the resolution proposed by the latter exempting UN peacekeepers from the jurisdiction of any international tribunal including the International Criminal Court; and what steps the UK Government is taking to ensure that UN peacekeepers will not be exempt from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

 (66228)

416  Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK Government is making to the USA about the latter's continued commitment to its global peacekeeping and enforcement activities and the basis upon which such commitments are carried out.

 (66229)

417  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of France concerning the future mineral exploitation of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

 (64864)

418  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what monitoring of human rights in Chechnya has been undertaken by UK representatives.

 (64859)

419  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations have been made to the Government of Morocco concerning their occupation of the Western Sahara.

 (64861)

420  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the British contribution has been to Minurso for each of the past five years.

 (64862)

421  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the UN Secretary General concerning the proposals by his representative on the future of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

 (64863)

422  Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about German land claims in that part of Poland ceded by Germany in 1945.

 (65591)

423  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Governments of (a) India and (b) Pakistan about the deployment of landmines along their shared border.

 (66172)

424  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made with the Government of India on bilateral training initiatives in counter-terrorism.

 (66173)

425  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Delhi Declaration.

 (66171)

426  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current situation with respect to cross-border terrorist incursions into India.

 (66176)

427  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his assessment of the sequence of activities required to decrease tensions in the South Asian region.

 (66175)

428  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of India about combating terrorism.

 (66174)

429  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65981)

430  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65771)

431  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65700)

432  Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the arrangements made with Spain in respect of Gibraltar Airport to unblock the progress of EC aviation measures.

 (66422)

433  Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for July and (b) major European Union events for the period between 1st August and December.

 (66082)

434  Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on UK visa fees.

 (66083)

435  Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what continuing support the Government will offer to East Timor.

 (66089)

436  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received in respect of conflict between the Rwandan Army and dissident Banyamulenge forces in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.

 (66323)

437  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the security and humanitarian situation in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 (66322)

438  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his officials have had with HM Treasury as part of the spending review with regard to funding for the BBC World Service.

 (65753)

439  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the medicines and medical equipment that are on the dual use list of banned imports to Iraq.

 (65558)

440  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the United Nations organisations in Iraq are present on the same basis as they routinely operate in countries where there is a non-military UN presence.

 (65557)

441  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the purpose for which each United Nations-related organisation is present in Iraq.

 (65556)

442  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his responsibility is for the health and safety of his Department's staff deployed abroad.

 (66108)

443  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on health and safety in British embassies.

 (66110)

444  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what injuries were sustained by his Department's staff during the construction of the new Moscow Embassy.

 (66109)

445  Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 26th March, Official Report, column 814W, on Thailand, when a report on the action taken by the Thai Police into the case was received; whether it explains why Mr Sinnott's body was moved to Bangkok; and for what reason the British Consular Agent in Bangkok was not informed.

 (65850)

446  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66204)

447  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the renewal of the fisheries protocol between the European Union and Senegal.

 (66095)

448  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of the membership in the European Union of (a) Poland, (b) The Czech Republic, (c) Slovakia, (d) Estonia, (e) Latvia, (f) Lithuania, (g) Hungary, (h) Slovenia, (i) Cyprus and (j) Malta on the European Union's budget.

 (65710)

449  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the Carpathian Initiative; and if he will make a statement.

 (65709)

450  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the results of his discussions on Gibraltar with the Spanish Foreign Secretary on 26th June; what deadline exists for the negotiations with Spain on the future of Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.

 (65711)

451  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the status is of those members of the Convention on the Future of Europe who were appointed by governments which have subsequently lost office; and if he will list the members of the Convention who were appointed as (a) representatives of governments which have subsequently lost office and (b) representatives of national parliaments who have lost their seats since the Convention's membership was first established, in respect of both (i) the member states and (ii) candidate countries.

 (66093)

452  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65951)

453  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65511)

454  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people attended the UN Racism Summit in Durban in September 2001, from (a) his Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66215)

455  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which overseas governments he has consulted since the Zimbabwian presidential elections on their acceptance of (a) the result and (b) the legitimacy of these elections.

 (65999)

456  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which overseas governments have notified him (a) that they accept and (b) that they do not accept (i) the result and (ii) the legitimacy of the Zimbabwian presidential elections.

 (65998)

457  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Walsall North of 28th May regarding a constituent.

 (65576)

458  
N  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to spend more than the £20 million investment in audiology services announced on 24th December 2001.

 (65084)

459  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) salary and (b) support costs are of his Department's Director of International Recruitment for Health Services in 2002-03.

 (66167)

460  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets have been set for 2002-03 for the Director of International Recruitment for Health Services for the number of foreign recruited nurses working in the NHS.

 (66161)

461  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65969)

462  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to require the release of detailed information, withheld from the public on the grounds of commercial confidentiality when Private Finance Initiative contracts are awarded in the NHS, after a period of three years to permit assessment of their value for money.

 (66435)

463  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what method the Government uses to measure the value of risk in assessing value for money for NHS private finance initiative projects in the NHS.

 (65532)

464  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the discount rate of 6 per cent. for HMS PFI projects was calculated.

 (65533)

465  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action is being taken by his Department with regard to the provision of affordable housing for NHS staff.

 (65729)

466  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what policy initiatives have been introduced by the Health Action Zone in Cumbria; what progress has been made in identifying problems needing special attention; and if he will make a statement.

 (64855)

467  Mrs Janet Dean (Burton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will develop a National Service framework for treatment of respiratory-related diseases.

 (66433)

468  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65680)

469  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65774)

470  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65989)

471  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 15th May, reference number 56711, on financial assistance to nurses; and if he will make a statement.

 (65750)

472  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the decision-making powers of (a) primary care trusts and (b) the Department of Health in the contracting of one of the new international establishments in a primary care trust's area.

 (65574)

473  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what incentives will be given to primary care trusts and strategic health authorities to encourage long-term use of international establishments.

 (65499)

474  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what he estimates will be the average cost to general practitioners of opting out of 24 hour responsibility.

 (65575)

475  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the international establishments prospectus, what more complex and larger-scale projects overseas companies will be involved in.

 (65573)

476  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time was for appeals to mental health review tribunals to be heard in each region in the most recent year for which information is available.

 (65794)

477  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many lay members of mental health tribunals had previously been users of mental health services.

 (65795)

478  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 15th May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Greenhalgh.

 (66206)

479  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 3rd May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr A. Starkie.

 (66208)

480  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the UK vaccine evaluation consortium is undertaking work on a vaccine against foot and mouth disease.

 (66087)

481  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the institutions being considered to host the National Human Stem Cell Bank; and when he will make a decision.

 (66088)

482  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on entitlement to laser eye treatment.

 (65775)

483  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints have been made about NHS Direct in each region in each month since its launch; and if he will make a statement.

 (65585)

484  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled in each medical professional competency in each each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 (66079)

485  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was for a patient to see (a) a general practitioner and (b) a consultant in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 (65581)

486  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free influenza injections have been given to pensioners in each quarter since the scheme was launched; and if he will make a statement.

 (65583)

487  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the population is registered with an NHS dentist; and if he will make a statement.

 (66076)

488  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of his Department's allocated spending is forecast to not be spent by the end of the financial year; and if he will make a statement.

 (65582)

489  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the recommendations of the University of Sheffield report on patient deregistrations from GP lists.

 (65725)

490  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free eye tests have been given to pensioners in each quarter since the scheme was launched; and if he will make a statement.

 (65584)

491  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the teenage pregnancy rate in Burnley was at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (65545)

492  Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is made available to provide residential care and supported living for people with a learning disability; and if he will make a statement.

 (66302)

493  Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is forwarded to social services departments regarding the collection of (a) the numbers of older carers and (b) information about the caring needs, family circumstances and housing needs of people with a learning disability; and if he will make a statement.

 (66303)

494  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66195)

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

 (66412)

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

 (66411)

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

 (66413)

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

 (66414)

499  Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures the Government has taken to improve nurses' pay and conditions of service since 1997.

 (65821)

500  Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken to recruit nurses to the NHS since 1st May 1997.

 (65537)

501  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue a national strategy on the provision of podiatry and chirpody services.

 (66342)

502  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he proposes to take to remove regional variations in the availability of podiatry and chiropody services; and if he will make a statement.

 (66341)

503  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will resume the collation of statistics for chiropody and podiatary care.

 (66339)

504  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent to which Chiropody and Podiatry services are cost effective in preventing the need for more serious intervention.

 (66695)

505  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the level of unsatisfied demand for podiatry and chiropody services in Essex.

 (66340)

506  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance to PCTs setting out the level of service that should be provided for podiatry and chiropody by patient classification.

 (66432)

507  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he will take to increase the provision of chiropody and podiatry care in the South of England; and if he will make a statement.

 (66430)

508  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of commissioning primary care trusts on the provision of podiatry and chiropody services in the South of England.

 (66431)

509  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65954)

510  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65508)

511  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the members of the Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals NHS Trust Board; and which of them are resident in the Harrow West constituency.

 (66114)

512  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the members of the North West London Hospitals Trust Board; and which of them are resident in the Harrow West constituency.

 (66113)

513  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects work to begin on modernising Northwick Park Hospital's maternity service.

 (66111)

514  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the members of the Harrow Primary Care Trust Board and indicate which of them are resident in the Harrow West constituency.

 (66112)

515  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent by the relevant pension fund on paying pensions to retired (a) NHS staff and (b) GPs in 2001-02; if he will estimate the corresponding amounts to be spent in (i) five years' time, (ii) 10 years' time, (iii) 20 years' time and (iv) 30 years' time; if he will estimate in each case the proportion of such liabilities which will arise from (A) unfunded pension schemes and (B) pre-funded pension schemes; and in the case of pre-funded schemes, if he will estimate the value of the corresponding pre-funded funds in each of these years.

 (66564)

516  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will announce the winning consortia of the NHS-PPP Estates bid; and if he will make a statement.

 (65595)

517  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences were recorded involving the use of an air weapon in each year since 1997.

 (65288)

518  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice he has received from the Firearms Consultative Committee on the purchase, possession and use of air guns; and if he will make a statement.

 (65287)

519  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made in implementing the recommendations which the government accepted from the Home Affairs Committee's Report, Controls over firearms; and if he will make a statement.

 (65284)

520  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce a licensing scheme for air rifles; and if he will make a statement.

 (65285)

521  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offences resulting in injury to the person were recorded involving the use of an air weapon; and how many of these are recorded as attempted murder or other acts endangering life in each year since 1997.

 (65289)

522  
N  
John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he plans to take on controls on air rifles following the shooting with an air rifle; and if he will make a statement.

 (65286)

523  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make the products of United Kingdom telephone taps admissible in evidence in criminal trials.

 (65478)

524  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to liaise with ministers from the European Community on harmonizing laws on admitting the results of telephone taps in evidence in criminal trials.

 (65479)

525  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to equalise the law of evidence on the admissability in criminal trials of telephone taps carried out (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) abroad.

 (65477)

526  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many documented cases his Department have received from the Professional Contractors Group relating to employers in the technology sector importing labour from abroad in an effort to reduce employment costs; and what steps are being taken by his department to ensure that the work permit system is not abused in this way.

 (66015)

527  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the process of investigation undertaken by Work Permits (UK) into work permit applications that are submitted on the grounds of shortage occupations criteria.

 (66016)

528  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many work permit applications have been (a) granted and (b) refused by Work Permits (UK) on the grounds of shortage occupations criteria in each month since June 2001.

 (66014)

529  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to ensure that work permits applied for under shortage occupations criteria are only granted in circumstances where the skill required is classified as a shortage occupation skill.

 (66013)

530  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many permit applications Work Permits (UK) have approved on the grounds of shortage occupations critieria when the specific skills possessed have been described as IT skills.

 (66012)

531  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people successfully immigrated to the UK in each year since 1995, broken down by country of origin.

 (66473)

532  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people successfully emigrated from the UK in each year since 1995.

 (66472)

533  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on Government proposals to introduce a visitors' bonds scheme.

 (65607)

534  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65971)

535  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in North Tyneside.

 (65530)

536  Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who funds (a) Centrex and (b) the Police Major Disaster Advisory Team; for what reason British Transport Police Superintendent Tony Thompson has been dismissed from these two bodies; and if he will make a statement.

 (66445)

537  Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what influence the funders of the British Transport Police have over its policies, operational matters and personnel; and if he will make a statement.

 (66446)

538  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Czech citizens have been extradited over the last four years; how many of them were Roma; and for what kinds of offences.

 (64858)

539  Mr John Cummings (Easington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) arrests and (b) prosecutions there were in the Peterlee Sub Division for (i) use of illegal substances, (ii) possession of illegal substances and (iii) the dealing in illegal substances in (A) 1999, (B) 2000 and (C) 2001.

 (65586)

540  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65772)

541  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65701)

542  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65982)

543  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 10th June, Official Report, column 619W, on the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, if he will list (a) the members of the civil contingencies committee and (b) what reports it has made in the last five years; and if he will place the reports in the Library.

 (66064)

544  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many special constables are serving, and what the total was on 1st May 1997, broken down by individual police authorities; how many special constables (a) were recruited to each police authority in each year since 1997 and (b) left; what regulations govern the method of recruitment and enlistment of special constables, and whether they vary between police area; and how long a gap there was on average in the last 12 months between a potential special constable's volunteering and eventual enlistment, broken down by police area.

 (65493)

545  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about establishment, recruitment and retention in the Special Constabulary.

 (65610)

546  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in each of the last five years the Metropolitan Police has lost the files of those seeking to enlist as special constables.

 (65612)

547  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about procedures designed to make it easier for special constables to enlist.

 (65491)

548  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the establishment is of the Honourable Artillery Company's Metropolitan Special Constabulary; what its strength is; how many constables enlisted in each year since 1997; and what the delay between recruitment and enlistment was.

 (65611)

549  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average gap between recruitment and enlistment of special constables was in the Metropolitan Police in the last 12 months.

 (65497)

550  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 17th April, reference number 51632, on guidelines on sex abuse cases; and if he will make a statement.

 (65749)

551  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) policemen and (b) police women there were in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (66468)

552  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 20th May, reference number 58559, on Metropolitan Police officers; and if he will make a statement.

 (65746)

553  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 22nd May, ref. 58561, on police officers in Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.

 (65745)

554  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Portsmouth South of 25th March, reference number 46442, on anti-social behaviour orders; and if he will make a statement.

 (65748)

555  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines are issued to police forces regarding (a) colour blindness tests for recruits and (b) the standards which recruits must attain to be accepted.

 (66465)

556  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 26th June, Ref 62529 on asylum seekers, when he expects to publish the research examining the reception policies of (a) Sweden, (b) Denmark, (c) the Netherlands and (d) Germany.

 (66107)

557  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to his predecessor dated 7th May from the Right Honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs B Abdulkader.

 (66488)

558  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason he has not yet replied to the letter to him dated 18th March from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to an Afghan asylum-seeker ref DEV/OU/1506.

 (66486)

559  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 30th April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr F. A. Malik.

 (66209)

560  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 30th April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Vida Obiri.

 (66210)

561  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason he has not yet replied to the letter to him dated 9th April, from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Rahemi Aminullah.

 (66487)

562  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason he has not yet replied to the letter to him dated 22nd April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr S. Balekey.

 (66485)

563  Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to (a) complete the review of the law in relation to corporate killing and (b) introduce legislation on corporate killing.

 (66244)

564  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will publish his review of police pension arrangements.

 (65633)

565  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Blackport South dated 13th December 2001, ref 925/2.

 (65619)

566  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Blackpool South dated 26th March, ref 6529/2.

 (65620)

567  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he gives the police on the margins to be allowed in speeding offences.

 (65778)

568  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66191)

569  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to tackle persistent youth offending.

 (66587)

570  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison officers (a) joined and (b) left the Prison Service in each of the last five years for which figures are available in (i) actual figures and (ii) as a percentage of the total.

 (66434)

571  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures the Government is taking to prevent the trafficking of women in the Balkans and what evaluation he has made of their success; what measures the Government is taking in this regard in co-operation with fellow European Union member states, and what evaluation he has made of their success; what measures have been taken by European Union institutions to combat this trafficking and what evaluation he has made of their success; and if he will make a statement.

 (65708)

572  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police vehicles committed traffic violations and what was the (a) nature of these violations and (b) number of prosecutions arising from them in the last 12 months.

 (65758)

573  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police vehicles were involved in road accidents resulting in (a) slight injuries, (b) serious injuries and (c) fatal accidents in the last five years.

 (65786)

574  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners in each prison establishment are held (a) two to a single cell and (b) three to a double cell.

 (66237)

575  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many guns each police force possesses, broken down by type; how many officers each force has trained in the use of guns, broken down by rank; and how many incidents there have been in each force in which guns have been used by officers in each of the last five years; and how many fatalities have resulted.

 (65641)

576  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners received university degrees in each of the last 10 years.

 (66238)

577  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time spent by prison staff on training was during 2001-02.

 (66231)

578  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff in each prison establishment in England and Wales are from minority ethnic groups.

 (66235)

579  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which prisons in England and Wales have been opened since January 1992; and when they first received prisoners.

 (66232)

580  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time out of cell was in 2001-02 in each prison establishment in England and Wales.

 (66234)

581  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners in England and Wales have a whole life tariff.

 (66233)

582  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65948)

583  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65510)

584  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the level of identity theft; what action he is taking to prevent it; and if he will make a statement.

 (66482)

585  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received from the public concerning the position of victims of crimes.

 (66337)

586  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken since 7th June 2001 to ensure that vacancies for the post of chief constable are advertised as quickly as possible.

 (66334)

587  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget of the CRE was in 1990; and what it is in the present financial year.

 (66336)

588  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons came to the UK as visitors in 2001 and subsequently applied for indefinite leave to remain.

 (66335)

589  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money was spent by the relevant pension fund on paying pensions to retired members of the police force in 2001-02; if he will estimate the corresponding amounts to be spent in (a) five years' time, (b) 10 years' time, (c) 20 years' time and (d) 30 years' time; if he will estimate in each case the proportion of such liabilities which will arise from (i) unfunded pension schemes and (ii) pre-funded pension schemes; and in the case of pre-funded schemes; if he will estimate the value of the corresponding pre-funded funds in each of these years.

 (66560)

590  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the estimated level of energy use on the Parliamentary Estate was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy used is generated from renewable sources; and what plans there are to increase this proportion.

 (65724)

591  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission has taken to promote energy conservation and efficiency within the Parliamentary Estate since 1997.

 (65723)

592  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to ensure that overseas financial aid is used for development purposes.

 (65735)

593  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what evidence her Department has collated over the last 12 months that overseas financial aid has not been used for development purposes.

 (65731)

594  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money was provided by her Department in 2001-02 to the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.

 (65755)

595  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support her Department is giving to healthcare reform programmes in 2002-03 in (a) Tanzania, (b) Zambia, (c) Ghana and (d) Bangladesh.

 (65757)

596  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support her Department is giving in 2002-03 to the Universal Basic Education Project in Nigeria.

 (65756)

597  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many members of her Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65970)

598  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support has been given in each of the past five years to the refugee camps of the Saharwi people of the Western Sahara.

 (64860)

599  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of waste produced in her Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other, in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase the proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65695)

600  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65766)

601  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who her Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for her Department's activities; and if she will make a statement.

 (65984)

602  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of development aid her Department has made available to (a) Burundi and (b) other countries in the Great Lakes Region in the last five years.

 (66324)

603  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the policy of the World Bank and IMF towards Burundi.

 (66325)

604  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66193)

605  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the withdrawal of female foreign aid workers from field operations in northern Afghanistan.

 (65726)

606  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her priorities are in respect of the forthcoming GATS talks.

 (66559)

607  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to combat corruption in (a) Malawi, (b) Mozambique, (c) Zimbabwe, (d) Zambia, (e) Lesotho and (f) Swaziland.

 (66179)

608  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's funding has been allocated to countries in central and eastern Europe in each of the last five years.

 (66188)

609  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to enable poor countries fully to participate in meetings of the World Trade Organisation.

 (66185)

610  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the proportion of World Bank loans to be converted to grants; and what the criteria are for deciding which World Bank loans are to be converted into grants.

 (66186)

611  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to prevent people trafficking in (a) West Africa and (b) central and eastern Europe.

 (66183)

612  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which NGOs her Department has supported to promote sexual and reproductive health in developing countries in each of the last five years; and how much money each organisation has received.

 (66182)

613  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the role of NGOs in service delivery in poor countries.

 (66180)

614  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department is doing to support cocoa producers in Ghana.

 (66187)

615  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 (66184)

616  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Government of South Africa regarding the humanitarian situation in (a) Malawi, (b) Mozambique, (c) Zimbabwe, (d) Zambia, (e) Lesotho and (f) Swaziland.

 (66177)

617  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is being done to build food distribution networks in (a) Malawi, (b) Mozambique, (c) Zimbabwe, (d) Zambia, (e) Lesotho and (f) Swaziland.

 (66178)

618  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's funds allocated to improving sexual and reproductive health in developing countries have been administered by NGOs in each of the last five years.

 (66181)

619  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of NEPAD in bringing good government to Zimbabwe.

 (66220)

620  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the EU's travel ban in encouraging the restoration of democratic government to Zimbabwe.

 (66218)

621  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in her Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if she will make a statement.

 (65957)

622  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many oral questions she has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65506)

623  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people attended the UN World Food Summit in Rome in June from (a) her Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66223)

624  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her assessment is of the food security situation in Afghanistan.

 (65554)

625  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the financial assistance committed by the United Kingdom government to the reconstruction of Afghanistan has been disbursed since April, broken down by UN agency.

 (65555)

626  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people attended the UN Summit on Children in New York in May from (a) her Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66221)

627  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action has been taken by (a) the United Kingdom government and (b) the international community as a result of the UN Panel investigation into illegal exploitation of mineral resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo published in November 2001.

 (65559)

628  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's response has been to the (a) World Food Programme and (b) UNHCR donor appeals for Afghanistan.

 (65553)

629  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the conclusions were of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights.

 (65552)

630  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16th May, Official Report, column 753W, which countries have a poverty reduction strategy that exhibits characteristics of strategic processes for sustainability.

 (65500)

631  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people attended the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank from (a) her Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66227)

632  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she last met the Chairman of Oxfam.

 (66333)

633  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of families in Zimbabwe who have been moved from their homes as a result of section 8 orders.

 (65678)

634  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated in 2002-03 for projects in Zimbabwe; and if she will list them.

 (65683)

635  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on assistance (a) offered and (b) proposed for assisting farmers in Zimbabwe.

 (65684)

636  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy in respect of the section 8 Orders being carried out in Zimbabwe.

 (65679)

637  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to discuss with EU colleagues proposals to stabilise Zimbabwe's farming industry.

 (65682)

638  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the outcome was of the G7 Finance Ministers meeting on 14th and 15th June regarding funding for education in developing countries; and if she will make a statement.

 (64669)

639  
N  
Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the European Council Meeting in Seville on 21st and 22nd June regarding trade and development.

 (64670)

640  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65972)

641  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what support he is providing to the Law Society to facilitate the prompt reform of those solicitors practice rules identified as anti-competitive by the Director General of Fair Trading; and if he make a statement.

 (66476)

642  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what discussions his Department has had with the Law Society in the past 12 months on employed solicitors advising the public, fee-sharing and referral fees; and if she will make a statement.

 (66474)

643  Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what estimate he has made of the shortfall of legal aid solicitors in Wales, broken down by (a) subject and (b) county.

 (65498)

644  Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many contact orders were (a) granted and (b) refused under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.

 (65721)

645  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66203)

646  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65512)

647  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many visits to EU applicant countries he and his Ministers have made since 1st January 2001.

 (66330)

648  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff were employed in the Land Registry in 1990; and how many are employed currently.

 (66329)

649  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many Magistrates have resigned from the bench since 1st May 1997 other than for reasons of age.

 (66338)

650  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he last met the Chief Justice of Germany.

 (66331)

651  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when his Parliamentary Secretary will meet the honourable Member for Leicester East to discuss the Catherine Meyer case.

 (66332)

652  Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the commitments he has given on the future treatment of prisoners on the run when they voluntarily return to the United Kingdom.

 (66085)

653  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65973)

654  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the decision was taken not to proceed with outstanding prosecutions against Evelyn Glenholmes; at which point she was informed of this decision; and if he will place the relevant correspondence in the Library.

 (63941)

655  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people residing outside the United Kingdom and suspected of involvement in terrorist activities have been informed by the Northern Ireland Office since 10th April 1998 that if they return to any part of the United Kingdom their cases will not be pursued by the prosecuting authorities.

 (63942)

656  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on his plans to inform persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities that their cases will not be pursued.

 (63943)

657  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people suspected of involvement in terrorist activities will benefit from the provisions contained in paragraph 20 of the joint proposals published by the British and Irish governments on 1st August 2001.

 (63944)

658  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people suspected of involvement in terrorist activities have been informed by the Northern Ireland Office since 10th April 1998 that they are no longer wanted by the prosecuting authorities.

 (63945)

659  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66196)

660  David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Organised Crime Task Force's second annual threat assessment.

 (65737)

661  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Prime Minister, what proportion of waste produced in his Office was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65691)

662  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Prime Minister, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Office was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65762)

663  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Prime Minister, how many people attended the G8 meeting in Calgary in June from UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66225)

664  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Prime Minister, how many people attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in March from UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66226)

665  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Prime Minister, what railway journeys he has taken, on official business, since 1997.

 (65580)

666  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) prisons which he has visited, with dates, since 1997.

 (65579)

667  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many members of her Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65975)

668  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has had with the Treasury about the effect on the Scottish financial sector of the current terms of Basle2.

 (66091)

669  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what her policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66198)

670  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Solicitor General, what proportion of waste produced in her Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65697)

671  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Solicitor General, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65768)

672  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with the Law Society in the past 12 months on employed solicitors advising the public, fee-sharing and referral fees; and if she will make a statement.

 (66477)

673  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many members of her Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65979)

674  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what support she is providing to the Law Society to facilitate the prompt reform of those solicitors practice rules identified as anti-competitive by the Director General of Fair Trading; and if she will make a statement.

 (66478)

675  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for UK accounting standards when international harmonisation occurs.

 (65608)

676  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with fireworks retailers regarding the period in which fireworks can be sold.

 (65642)

677  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with fireworks manufacturers regarding the banning of aerial bangers.

 (65522)

678  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has had from animal welfare organisations regarding the sale and use of fireworks.

 (65523)

679  Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what targets she has set the Insolvency Service Executive Agency for 2002-03.

 (66090)

680  
N  
Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on the development of policy on nuclear liabilities management; when she expects to publish the White Paper; and if she will make a statement.

 (64857)

681  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65764)

682  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of waste produced in her Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other, in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase the proportions; and if she will make a statement.

 (65693)

683  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who her Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for her Department's activities; and if she will make a statement.

 (65988)

684  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the post offices in the (a) Epsom and Ewell constituency and (b) United Kingdom which Consignia is proposing to close.

 (65703)

685  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on the takeover offer made on 28th March by GBV Funfte GmbH, for the whole of the issued share capital of Innogy Holdings plc with regard to the requirements of Section 429(4) of the Companies Act and Schedule 12 to the Financial Services Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.

 (66591)

686  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the operation of Section 429(4) of the Companies Act 1985 and Schedule 12 to the Financial Services Act 1986.

 (66590)

687  Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will introduce measures to reform the Consumer Credit Act 1974 to ensure that time orders can be used to the advantage of debtors in Scotland.

 (65621)

688  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Burnley have been (i) created and (ii) sustained in the last year as a direct result of the work of the North West Development Agency.

 (65550)

689  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66190)

690  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of electric materials used in an explosive atmosphere is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66438)

691  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of dangerous substances and preparations is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66418)

692  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of cosmetics is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66425)

693  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of motor vehicles and their trailers is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66420)

694  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of pressure vessels is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66427)

695  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of colouring matters which may be added to medicinal products is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66426)

696  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of agricultural and forestry tractors is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66419)

697  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of measuring instruments and methods of metrological control is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66424)

698  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of aerosol dispensers is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66417)

699  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of protective equipment and systems for use in explosive atmospheres is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66437)

700  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on the directives on names and labelling of textile products is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66440)

701  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of electromedical equipment used in human or veterinary medicine is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66421)

702  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of construction plant and equipment is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66428)

703  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Standing Committee on the approximation of the laws relating to construction products is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66423)

704  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaption to technical progress of Directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of detergents is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66452)

705  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Standing Committee on the approximation of the laws of the member States relating to machinery is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66441)

706  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of explosives for civilian uses is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66416)

707  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of lifting and mechanical handling appliances is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66439)

708  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for the adaptation to technical progress of directives on the removal of technical barriers to trade in the sector of fertilisers is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (66415)

709  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 17th April, Official Report, column 936W, on the construction industry, which organisations have made representations; what progress has been made to resolve concerns raised about the operation of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

 (66042)

710  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the projected amount of brownfield land to be redeveloped is, broken down by regional development agencies.

 (66211)

711  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the work of the Liabilities Management Authority.

 (66103)

712  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many registered (a) architects and (b) chartered surveyors are working in each regional development agency.

 (66242)

713  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the disposal of (a) high level, (b) intermediate level and (c) liquid form waste.

 (66098)

714  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the progress the Government has made under the Ospar Convention to reduce nuclear discharges from Sellafield into the Irish Sea.

 (66106)

715  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy regarding building new nuclear power stations.

 (66105)

716  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the vitrification process; and what studies the Department has undertaken of its validity as a form of disposal.

 (66099)

717  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether, when the liabilities of a nuclear power exceed its assets, the Government will allow it to continue in business.

 (66102)

718  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what level of his Department's funding of RDAs was spent on physical regeneration in financial years (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02.

 (66241)

719  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much brownfield land has been redeveloped by each regional development agency in each year since their formation.

 (66243)

720  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government's policy is on the closure of nuclear power stations; and if it will pay for the disposal of nuclear waste from nuclear power stations.

 (66097)

721  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the viability of BNFL's business plan of 2000.

 (66100)

722  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the estimated total cost is of dealing with nuclear fuel waste.

 (66096)

723  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much financial support RDAs have provided for building projects on previously undeveloped land in the last financial year.

 (66250)

724  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy regarding unfulfilled overseas nuclear fuel contracts; and what the expected cost overruns are in respect of these contracts.

 (66101)

725  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the transfer of BNFL assets to LMA.

 (66104)

726  Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proposals the Government has for the European Union Takeovers Directive; if she will make a statement on the current state of the draft Takeovers Directive; and if she will make a statement.

 (65712)

727  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in her Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if she will make a statement.

 (65952)

728  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will place in the Library (a) reports and (b) advice she received relating to the Cefn Croes wind farm application in Ceredigion.

 (65515)

729  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent action she has taken in respect of Amraf Training plc.

 (65496)

730  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payments were made to Amraf Training plc in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 for the provision of training courses.

 (65494)

731  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people attended the WTO meeting in Doha in November 2001 from (a) her Department and (b) other UK government departments; and what the total cost of the visit was.

 (66216)

732  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will review the laws of copyright, with special reference to (a) the position in North America, (b) the implications of the new EU directive and (c) the impact of the internet; and if she will make a statement.

 (65593)

733  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what responsibility his Department has for workplace-related health and safety legislation.

 (65490)

734  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what responsibility his Department has for workplace-related health and safety legislation.

 (65489)

735  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list (a) the protocols for joint working between his Department and other Departments and (b) the Government code of practice under which his Department operates when working with other Departments; and if he will make a statement.

 (66008)

736  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65974)

737  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65692)

738  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65990)

739  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65763)

740  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what occasions press releases have been released on behalf of the Department by the Government Offices of the Regions since 7th June 2001; and if he will place copies of these in the Library.

 (66319)

741  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place copies of the Highways Agency delay indicator maps in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (66213)

742  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 774W, on Network Rail, if he will list the (a) funders and (b) customers to whom he refers; and if he will provide details of the obligations in each case.

 (66067)

743  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 772-3W, on railway vandalism, if he will (a) place a copy of the speech referred to in the Library and (b) state how the Department was represented at the recent National Route Crime Group.

 (66045)

744  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what road schemes will be proposed in the next round of local transport plan annual progress reports; and if he will make a statement.

 (66301)

745  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which local authorities included proposals for home zones in their annual progress reports 2001 finance forms; how many were proposed in each case; what the total length of these roads is; and if he will make a statement.

 (66002)

746  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made of the environmental impacts of the forthcoming A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire; if he will place copies of related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (66318)

747  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on multi-modal studies, if he will list the (a) number, (b) type, (c) length, (d) expected impact on the numbers of journeys and (e) expected impacts on congestion and pollution of cycle lane and footpath schemes (i) proposed, (ii) accepted and (iii) underway for each of the multi-modal studies that have reported.

 (66070)

748  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment or research has been conducted of the safety benefits of the forthcoming A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire; if he will place copies of related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (66320)

749  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on multi-modal studies, if he will list the (a) number, (b) type, (c) length, (d) expected impact on the numbers of passengers and journeys and freight volume and (e) expected impacts on congestion and pollution of rail schemes (i) proposed, (ii) accepted and (iii) underway for each of the multi-modal studies that have reported.

 (66073)

750  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the next progress report on the Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry Part I will be published; and if he will make a statement.

 (66307)

751  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance has been given to local authorities and (b) legislation is in place covering (i) uncompetitive practices, (ii) improving integration and timetabling, (iii) regulation and de-regulation and (iv) quality partnerships for local bus services; and if he will make a statement.

 (66004)

752  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people are employed in his Department (a) full-time and (b) part-time to (i) monitor and (ii) liaise on European Directives; and if he will make a statement.

 (66314)

753  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 771W, on railway byelaws, for what reasons (a) Union Railways (North), (b) Union Railways (South) and (c) Hull Trains have written to the Department about their proposals for making byelaws based on the framework set; what advice, guidance and directions were given by his Department in response; and if he will list the questions raised related to the (i) interpretation and (ii) application of current byelaws by (A) GNER, (B) Arriva Trains Merseyside and (C) Thameslink.

 (66075)

754  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he has (a) met and (b) corresponded with the Chair of the Health and Safety Commission in the last month; and what the subject was of each communication.

 (66249)

755  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 775W, on quiet lanes, what the total length of roads designated as quiet lanes is for each local authority; and what proportion of these roads is within each road classification.

 (66065)

756  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made of the impact on businesses and economic development in the (a) North East and (b) Yorkshire and Humber regions of the forthcoming A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire; if he will place copies of related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (66317)

757  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on multi-modal studies, if he will list the (a) number, (b) type, (c) length, (d) expected impact on the numbers of passengers and journeys and (e) expected impacts on congestion and pollution of light rail, tram and guided busway schemes (i) proposed, (ii) accepted and (iii) underway for each of the multi-modal studies that have reported.

 (66072)

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

 (66005)

759  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with (a) European Commissioners and (b) the European Parliament on the European Transport White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

 (66313)

760  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how he will ensure that funds allocated to local authorities to clear the road maintenance backlog are used for this purpose.

 (66010)

761  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research (a) has been conducted and (b) is planned (i) by and (ii) for his Department and the Strategic Rail Authority on the impact on track renewals of (A) increased train weights and (B) increased volume of rail traffic on the network; and if he will make a statement.

 (66308)

762  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on multi-modal studies, if he will list the (a) number, (b) type, (c) length, (d) expected impact on the numbers of passengers and journeys and freight volume and (e) expected impacts on congestion and pollution of rail schemes (i) proposed, (ii) accepted and (iii) underway for each of the multi-modal studies that have reported.

 (66071)

763  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information has been collated, (a) by and (b) for (i) his Department and (ii) the Highways Agency regarding roadworks taking place over the next 12 months; what the cost is of each contract; and if he will make a statement.

 (66212)

764  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the speech made by the Minister to the international travel information seminar in London on 26th June.

 (66248)

765  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what speeches have been made by his ministers to external organisations or events since the beginning of June; and if he will place copies in the Library.

 (66245)

766  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the stations which are not accredited under the secure stations scheme, indicating the total number of passengers using those stations used by more than 100,000 passengers each year; and if he will make a statement.

 (66003)

767  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how he will expedite the implementation of the findings of the 21 multimodal studies set out in the 10 year transport plan to ensure that the infrastructure improvements identified therein are operational by 2010.

 (66009)

768  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent changes have been made to the (a) practice and (b) regularity of track bed maintenance on the railways; and if he will make a statement.

 (66309)

769  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on multi-modal studies, if he will list the (a) number, (b) type, (c) length, (d) expected impact on the number of road journeys and freight volumes and (e) expected impacts on congestion and pollution of road building schemes (i) proposed, (ii) accepted and (iii) underway for each of the multi-modal studies that have reported.

 (66074)

770  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list speeches which he has made to external organisations or events since the beginning of June; and if he will place copies in the Library.

 (66247)

771  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 773W, on light transport schemes, if he will (a) list the occasions on which his Department has met the promoters of individual schemes, giving the scheme and promoter in each case, (b) list the schemes to which information, support and guidance has been given and (c) list the occasions on which workshops on light rail and guided bus schemes have taken place, giving the scheme on each occasion, since 7th June 2001.

 (66046)

772  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the next set of local transport plan annual progress reports will be published; and if he will make a statement.

 (66300)

773  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance has been given by his Department to (i) the Highways Agency and (ii) local authorities and (b) legislation is in place covering variable speed limits; and if he will make a statement.

 (66007)

774  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the EU Public Service Requirements Regulation; and if he will make a statement.

 (66315)

775  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what schemes for road widening under the 10 year plan have been (a) proposed, (b) accepted and (c) started; what the location and length of road is in each case; what research has been conducted into the effects on (i) traffic, (ii) safety, (iii) congestion, (iv) social and environmental impacts and (v) economic effects in each case; and if he will make a statement.

 (66310)

776  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the roads covered by variable speed limits, sub-divided by road classification, indicating the total length of these roads in each case; what plans there are to change the length of roads covered by variable speed limits; and if he will make a statement.

 (66006)

777  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent research has been conducted (a) for and (b) by his Department on predicting journey times for (i) freight, (ii) passengers and (iii) car journeys; and if he will make a statement.

 (66312)

778  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total lengths of roads controlled by each local authority is, sub-divided between road classification.

 (66001)

779  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on which occasions since 7th June 2001 the minutes of ministerial meetings have been placed in the Library; what the reason was in each case; and if he will make a statement.

 (66246)

780  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 774W, on bus fuel duty rebate, what was the last occasion on which he received a representation with regards the fuel duty rebate; from whom this was received and what changes were suggested; and what the timetable is to take forward the review of bus subsidies.

 (66068)

781  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on multi-modal studies, if he will list the (a) number, (b) type, (c) length, (d) expected impact on the numbers of passengers and journeys and (e) expected impacts on congestion and pollution of bus schemes (i) proposed, (ii) accepted and (iii) underway for each of the multi-modal studies that have reported.

 (66069)

782  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance and (b) legislation (i) has been given or is in place and (ii) is planned by his Department on the EU Working Time Directive; and if he will make a statement.

 (66321)

783  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 776W, on quiet road surfacing, if he will list the proportion of quiet road surfacing in each case according to road classification.

 (66066)

784  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made of the impact on (a) traffic growth, (b) freight volume, (c) car journey numbers, (d) delays and (e) congestion of the forthcoming A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire; if he will place copies of related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (66316)

785  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proposals he will put in place to ensure that local authorities (a) halt the deterioration of the local road network by 2004 and (b) eliminate the backlog by 2010.

 (66011)

786  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) guidance has been given by his Department and (b) legislation is in place with regard to the methodology for multi-modal studies (i) proposals and (ii) assessment; and if he will make a statement.

 (66311)

787  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he plans to publish revisions to the 10 year plan for transport.

 (66061)

788  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total liabilities on the balance sheet of the SRA will be if it underwrites the proposed finance for Network Rail; if he will list the liabilities on the SRA balance sheet; what the total value of assets held by the SRA is; and which SRA assets banks whose loans to Network Rail are underwritten by the SRA will hold charges against.

 (66054)

789  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to reduce the value he puts on reducing road congestion when calculating a rail scheme's value for money.

 (66060)

790  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who is selecting the initial non-executive board members of Network Rail; and who has selected the member organisations of Network Rail.

 (66053)

791  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he has revised his forecasts for the growth in (a) passenger and (b) freight rail useage during the 10 year plan period.

 (66056)

792  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has held with the Home Secretary about the future deployment of the British Transport Police; and if he will make a statement.

 (65741)

793  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what services NATS provides to aircraft outside controlled airspace.

 (65739)

794  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects the first special purpose vehicle for the railways to be completed.

 (66058)

795  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the priority projects in the 10 year plan which he estimates will be completed by 2010.

 (65738)

796  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the forthcoming European Directive on infrastructure pricing reform.

 (66059)

797  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he intends to implement road pricing in south east England following the recent publication of the London Orbital multimodal study.

 (66057)

798  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the right of NATS to refuse to provide IFR to an aircraft outside controlled airspace while charging for that service.

 (65740)

799  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the cost of infrastructure investment in the railways (a) before and (b) since privatisation.

 (66055)

800  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many deaths and serious injuries there were in road accidents in 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (66466)

801  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the cost will be to the Strategic Rail Authority of strengthening the perimeter fence between the Sangatte refugee camp and the entrance to the Channel Tunnel.

 (65743)

802  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 11th June, Official Report, column 1133W, on the Channel Tunnel, for what reason Government policy towards payment for security measures at the Channel Tunnel has changed; and for what reason the SRA will be asked to contribute to such costs.

 (66581)

803  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research he has commissioned into making (a) cycling and (b) walking routes safer; if he will place a copy in the Library; and if he will list those schemes introduced in the last two years in order to make these routes safer.

 (66579)

804  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what government funding was provided directly for cycle lanes in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.

 (66575)

805  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when each of the asset registers are expected to be placed in the data room that is being prepared by the administrators of Railtrack.

 (65283)

806  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what support for (a) rural transport partnerships and (b) community based projects in rural areas he has given in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

 (66569)

807  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many cycling trips were made and what the total distance travelled by cyclists was in each of the last four years.

 (66571)

808  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the status of the data room being prepared by the administrators to Railtrack is; and if he will make a statement.

 (65280)

809  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on each proposed light rail scheme under consideration.

 (66578)

810  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the wards served by the projects that are supported by the rural bus challenge.

 (66566)

811  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will announce the results of the latest rural bus challenge.

 (66565)

812  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the criteria are for determining whether money paid to the railway industry by (a) the Office of the Rail Regulator and (b) SRA is subject to state aid approval from the EU.

 (65290)

813  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total length of cycle lanes is in the UK; and what percentage of these are (a) on the side of the carriageway, (b) on the pavement and (c) independent of a road or pavement.

 (66573)

814  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the criteria are for determining whether money paid by the Government to the (a) Office of the Rail Regulator and (b) SRA is subject to state aid approval from the EU.

 (65291)

815  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what support he has given to flexible transport in rural communities; and if he will make a statement.

 (66568)

816  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the light rail schemes in operation, giving (a) the start date of operation and (b) the government body responsible for oversight.

 (66577)

817  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the location is of the data room being prepared by the administrators of Railtrack.

 (65282)

818  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the park and ride schemes introduced in each of the last two years, including the start date for each scheme; and if he will list the further schemes that are being proposed, including their expected start dates.

 (66567)

819  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many light rail passengers there have been in each of the last five years.

 (66570)

820  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money was allocated to local authorities in each of the last four years for the provision of cycle lanes.

 (66574)

821  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the index of reports in, or due to be placed in, the data room by the administrators of Railtrack.

 (65281)

822  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason a 95 per cent. public sector guarantee was given to the London Underground PPP; who will finance this guarantee, if invoked; and whether the guarantee constitutes a form of state aid to the PPP.

 (65487)

823  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the public subsidy which will be necessary each year to fund the improvements made to the London Underground under the PPP.

 (65495)

824  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the shortfall over the first seven and a half years of the London Underground PPP contract; and how this funding gap is to be met.

 (65481)

825  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the seven and a half year review of the 30 year PPP contract for the London Underground is an upwards only review; and what extra costs may fall on his Department for cost overruns.

 (65482)

826  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what success fees are to be paid to the sponsors and advisers of Tube Lines on the signing of the PPP contract; what services have been provided in return for these fees; and what effect these fees will have on the equity return of Tube Lines.

 (65488)

827  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason preferred bidder status was conceded to contractors for the London Underground PPP before closing major parts of the deal; and if he will assess the costs and benefits of reducing competition before final agreements were reached.

 (65480)

828  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what price protection London Underground Ltd has for the twenty two and a half years for which pricing is not yet established under the PPP; and what the cost is of contract termination provisions of periodic review.

 (65587)

829  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much will be invested in the tube under the London Underground PPP; how much of this comes from the private sector; and how much of the private sector contribution the Government has guaranteed to pay back.

 (65484)

830  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the rate of return the private consortia will earn on the London Underground PPP; and what assessment he has made of the fees earned by the financial and legal consultants engaged on developing the PPP.

 (65485)

831  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the bridging loan to Network Rail is shown on the balance sheet of the Strategic Rail Authority; what assets the Strategic Rail Authority has to back the loan; what consultations took place with the European Commission about whether this loan should be included in government accounts; and to whom the loss is charged if there is default on the loan.

 (65486)

832  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much is to be paid to sponsors and advisors in development costs on the closing date of the London Underground PPP contract; how much is to be paid to lenders and loan insurers on that date and what arrangements have been made for payments to Bakerloo Central Victoria (sub-surface lines) on the same date; and why these payments are being made before the commitment for improving underground performance is met.

 (65754)

833  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what risk transfer to the public sector has occurred over the period of negotiations on the London Underground PPP; and for what proportion of responsibility for debt (a) the public sector and (b) the contractors are liable.

 (65483)

834  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to change the policy in relation to the use of speed limit repeater signs; and if he will make a statement.

 (65781)

835  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guidance he gives on the visibility of speed cameras.

 (65780)

836  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many motorists in Lancashire and Burnley have been charged with speeding in a 30 mile per hour speed limit in the last 12 months.

 (65779)

837  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66194)

838  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what safety requirements are imposed on (a) bus operators and (b) train operators to secure luggage to avoid it hitting passengers when (i) braking and (ii) cornering.

 (65634)

839  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average present cost is of relaying one mile of twin track on the UK railway network with replacement rails; and what the cost was five years ago.

 (65636)

840  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people have been injured on (a) buses and (b) trains in each of the last five years through being unseated by (i) sudden braking and (ii) fast cornering.

 (65635)

841  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the trend of (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries in traffic accidents in towns and cities over the last five years.

 (65637)

842  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of evidence received as to whether seat belts would (a) save lives and (b) limit injuries in (i) train and (ii) bus crashes.

 (65638)

843  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the frequency of the Bradford Forster Square to Kings Cross service has been reduced to two journeys each way per day.

 (65230)

844  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what statutory requirements there are for drug and alcohol screening tests for employees of transport companies.

 (65789)

845  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce drug screening tests alongside breathalysers for traffic offences.

 (65790)

846  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much revenue he expects to be lost on unpaid vehicle road tax in 2002.

 (65788)

847  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has for the compulsory fitting of seat belts on coaches used to transport pupils to and from school.

 (65787)

848  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65959)

849  Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes are proposed for coastguard helicopter services on the South Coast.

 (65719)

850  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will announce the winning consortia for the Iwade-Queenborough A249 improvements; and if he will make a statement.

 (65594)

851  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65977)

852  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66197)

853  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65505)

854  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65978)

855  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individual cases the CSA has handled, (b) absent parents have refused to co-operate with the CSA and (c) deductions from earning orders have been issued in each year since 1997.

 (65531)

856  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disability advice officers are employed by (a) the Benefits Agency and (b) the Employment Service; and how many of them are able to use sign language.

 (65524)

857  Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to consult the National Pensioner Convention before submitting the National Strategic Report on Pensions to the European Council.

 (65525)

858  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65980)

859  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted, and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65699)

860  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65770)

861  
N  
Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that widows and widowers are informed of their entitlement to widows' and widowers' benefits.

 (63414)

862  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the child poverty levels in the Portsmouth South constituency were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (66470)

863  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th January, Official Report, column 507W, whether he has commissioned research on the impact on the health of Mental Health Service users of the implementation of his Department's benefits policies; and if he will make a statement.

 (66043)

864  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter to his predecessor dated 7th May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Winifred Lang.

 (66207)

865  Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will calculate the total cost of the basic state pension if it were increased to minimum income guarantee levels for (a) over 75s and (b) over 80s, and increased in line with earnings until (i) 2010, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2030, (iv) 2040 and (v) 2050 (A) in real terms and (B) expressed as a proportion of gross domestic product.

 (66219)

866  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of (a) the number of village halls requiring adaptation and (b) the estimated total cost of such adaptations to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, so far as access is concerned.

 (65639)

867  Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood & Ongar): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of housing benefit claimants received their payment within the Government's 14 day target in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65861)

868  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Burnley have claimed the minimum income guarantee, and in each case how many claims have been awarded in the last 12 months.

 (65548)

869  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Burnley were claiming housing benefit at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (65549)

870  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Burnley had claimed (i) job seekers allowance and (ii) income support at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (65547)

871  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on using 0870 telephone numbers for enquiries by the public to the Department and its agencies.

 (66200)

872  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been prosecuted for making a false statement to the Child Support Agency in respect of their income; and if he will make a statement.

 (65782)

873  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance and specialist training is given to staff in benefits offices and jobcentres in dealing with people with learning difficulties; and if he will make a statement.

 (65785)

874  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are taken by the Child Support Agency to ascertain that details of claimed income by an absent parent are correct; and if he will make a statement.

 (65783)

875  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases were raised by honourable and Right honourable Members with the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

 (65784)

876  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65955)

877  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65507)

878  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th December 2001, Official Report, column 993W, on the ONE pilot, what feedback he has had from the introduction of the form by the North Nottinghamshire Private and Voluntary Sector Pilot; and if he will make a statement.

 (66484)

879  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th December 2001, Official Report, column 365W, on housing benefit, what conclusions he has reached in his investigations of how local authorities can receive tailored electronic access to other departmental benefit data; and if he will make a statement.

 (66580)

880  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the contributory benefits to which married women paying the reduced rate of national insurance contributions would have been entitled to in each year since 1972.

 (65295)

881  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the maximum backdating allowed for the retirement pension is three months; and if he will make a statement.

 (66557)

882  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for the Isle of Wight of 18th June, Official Report, column 289W, what assessment he has made of the implications of a delay in the provision of universal banking services for the exension of automated credit transfer from 2003.

 (66558)

883  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the section of his Department's guidance note on replying to written parliamentary questions requiring parliamentary questions to be answered fully, and pursuant to the answer to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire on 22nd January, Official Report column 808W, for what reason the information requested on 10th June, Official Report columns 872-3W, was not held in the format requested.

 (66475)

884  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 157W, on disability living allowance, what data his Department holds on the number of disabled adults who have been affected by (a) the rules under which DLA is withdrawn after a person has been in hospital for four weeks and (b) the cumulative effect of short periods of hospitalisation in each of the last three years.

 (66589)

885  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 157W, on carers, what information is collected on the removal of invalid care allowance from carers when the adult for whom they care has their disability living allowance or attendance allowance removed as a consequence of hospitalisation.

 (66585)

886  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, Official Report, column 1140W, on incapacity benefit, what data his Department holds on (a) the number of incapacity benefit claimants who have been required to attend repeat Benefits Agency medical assessment, (b) the number of incapacity benefit claimants who have lost their entitlement as a result of a repeat Benefits Agency medical assessment and (c) the number of incapacity benefit claimants transferred to a different benefit as a result of a repeat Benefits Agency medical assessment.

 (66592)

887  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26th March, Official Report, column 1009W, on pension payment, (a) how many letters were sent out to people within four months of retirement age and (b) how many claim packages were filled out and returned as a result in each year since 1997.

 (66586)

888  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women received the principal contributory industrial injuries benefits in each year since 1972.

 (65293)

889  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th January, Official Report, column 688W, on incapacity benefit, what data his Department collates for each of the new Jobcentre Plus pathfinder areas on the number of new claims for incapacity benefit that have been made since the introduction of the scheme, and on the number of (a) waivers, (b) deferrals for work-focused interviews and (c) work-focused interviews that have taken place and the number of claimants that have (i) refused to attend an interview and (ii) been subjected to benefit sanctions.

 (66483)

890  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19th April, Official Report, column 1212W, on the Child Support Agency, when testing of the Child Support Reforms New Rules Implementation IT project will be complete.

 (66588)

891  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th March, Official Report, column 157W, on pensioners (hospital care), what data his Department holds on the number of pensioners who have been affected by (a) the rules under which attendance allowance is withdrawn after a person has been in hospital for four weeks and (b) the cumulative effect of short hospital stays in each of the last three years.

 (66593)

892  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how many members of his Department have been employed in its regulatory impact unit in the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (65963)

893  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Cabinet Office, what proportion of waste produced in his Department was (a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65702)

894  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Cabinet Office, what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by his Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement.

 (65773)

895  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Cabinet Office, who his Department's green minister is; when they (a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement.

 (65986)

896  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Cabinet Office, what guidance is given to Government departments in relation to (a) recycling of waste products, (b) purchase of materials which are recycled, and (c) purchases of materials from renewable sources; what plans there are to change such guidance; and if he will make a statement.

 (65597)

897  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Cabinet Office, what evaluation has been made of the impact of the How to Consult your Users guide; and if he will make a statement.

 (65796)

898  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Cabinet Office, what the estimated (a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

 (65947)

899  Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): To ask the Cabinet Office, what guidance his office has issued since May 1997 to government departments and agencies in relation to (a) energy conservation and energy efficiency and (b) the purchasing of energy from renewable sources; and when the guidance was issued.

 (65722)

900  Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Cabinet Office, how many oral questions he has transferred to other departments in each of the last 18 months.

 (65514)

901  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Cabinet Office, what steps he will take to ensure that the Energy Ambition Programme is implemented in North Staffordshire.

 (66480)

902  
N  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to promote awareness of the School Milk Subsidy Scheme amongst primary schools in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) England.

 [Transferred]   (65085)

903  Sue Doughty (Guildford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) schools, (b) hospitals, (c) housing and (d) other public amenities were built on (i) greenfield, (ii) brownfield and (iii) former landfill sites in each year since 1997; on each occasion what was the nature of funding for the scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (65600)

904  Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list each target set for his Department to increase the number of contact orders in family proceedings for each year since 1997.

 [Transferred]   (66044)



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