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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 3 July 2002

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Thursday 4 July 2002 see Part 2 of this Paper.

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


 

WEDNESDAY 3rd JULY

1  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, what percentage of the staff of her Office are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66913)

2  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66932)

3  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Advocate General, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66951)

4  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 22nd May, Official Report, column 282, what progress has been made with his consultations about the future of nuclear power.

 (64221)

5  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he has established a baseline for policy appraisal against which to measure progress on equal treatment; and what progress has been achieved.

 (66714)

6  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what new data services, broken down by (a) sex, (b) race, (c) disability and (d) age have been commissioned by his Department since it was created.

 (66713)

7  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the subjects of the gender impact assessments drawn up by his Department, indicating in each case whether the outcome has been (a) put out to consultation and (b) published.

 (66715)

8  
N  
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has made to meet the 2010 social housing targets if tenants vote against large scale voluntary stock transfers; and if he will make a statement.

 (64391)

9  
N  
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which local authorities have undertaken full or partial transfers of their local authority housing stock in each year since 1997.

 (64392)

10  
N  
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the rank is of each local authority that has undertaken a full or partial transfer since 1997 under (a) the 1998 Index of Local Deprivation and (b) the Indices of Deprivation 2000, in each year.

 (64393)

11  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the annual running cost to public funds of Clarence House was in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (65653)

12  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the projected cost is to public funds of the refurbishment of Clarence House; on what works public funds will be spent; and if she will make a statement.

 (65652)

13  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66914)

14  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66949)

15  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66931)

16  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66910)

17  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66941)

18  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66923)

19  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which countries received expenditure under the (a) defence military assistance fund and (b) the defence assistance fund in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000, (iv) 2000-01 and (v) 2001-02; how much each country received in each year from (A) the defence military assistance fund and (B) the defence assistance fund; how much was used to support defence sales in each case; and if he will make a statement.

 (66553)

20  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel his Department has contributed to monitoring the Nuba ceasefire in Sudan.

 (65659)

21  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what A400M spares will be stored in the United Kingdom.

 (66759)

22  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Government of Thailand about the sale of warships.

 (66760)

23  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the wings for the A400M will be transported from Filton to the main construction site in France.

 (66757)

24  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the spares store for the A400M will be located.

 (66758)

25  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his deployment plans are for HMS Boxer and HMS Brave.

 (66761)

26  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what MoD properties are being used by police forces to house police officers undergoing their initial training; and if he will make a statement.

 (66821)

27  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 21st June, Official Report, column 597W, on medical treatment, on what date the Waiting List Initiative commenced and with what budget; by what criteria personnel are treated under the scheme; how many personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Navy and (c) the RAF have been treated under the initiative and at what cost to his Department in each month since commencement; which health care providers have been used under the scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 (65236)

28  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June, Official Report, column 597W, on medical treatment, on what date the Rapid Treatment Initiative commenced and with what budget; by what criteria personnel are treated under the scheme; how many personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Navy and (c) the RAF have been treated under the initiative and at what cost to his Department in each month since commencement; which health care providers have been used under the scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 (65237)

29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21st June, Official Report, column 597W, on medical treatment, on what date the Army Training and Recruitment Agency secondary healthcare initiative commenced and with what budget; by what criteria personnel are treated under the scheme; how many personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Navy and (c) the RAF have been treated under the initiative and at what cost to his Department in each month since commencement; which health care providers have been used under the scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 (65569)

30  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the date was of each death of a member of HM Armed Forces through non-natural causes (a) in and (b) in the vicinity of military property since 1990; and what the name of the barracks was in each case.

 (66697)

31  Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strength of the Territorial Army is.

 (66717)

32  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new agreements have been reached regarding the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station at RAF Fylingdales following the end of the 1972 ABM Treaty.

 (66684)

33  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expenditure is planned on nuclear missile defence.

 (66685)

34  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures the Government has in place to care for ex-soldiers and servicemen who are homeless and suffering financial and emotional problems.

 (66361)

35  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support is given to the widows and families of servicemen who have died.

 (66362)

36  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support the Government is giving to voluntary organisations that help ex-servicemen.

 (66363)

37  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66938)

38  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66903)

39  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66956)

40  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what organisations delivering and resourcing personal, social and health education in secondary schools receive funding from central Government sources; and how much was given to each in the last year for which figures are available.

 (67709)

41  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much Connexions (a) spent and (b) transferred to other bodies in the last financial year; and how many members of staff it employs.

 (66706)

42  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what progress has been made in involving faith communities in the work of Connexions at (a) central and (b) local levels.

 (66705)

43  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much funding Connexions receives from Government sources; what non-governmental sources of income Connexions has; how much Connexions disburses to other organisations; and by what mechanisms Connexions makes this money available.

 (66708)

44  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on whether overseas trained teachers are subject to normal qualified teacher status procedures.

 (66631)

45  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the cost has been to the British education system of employing overseas trained teachers in each year since 1999.

 (66632)

46  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what investigation she carries out into those agencies which are supplying overseas trained teachers for employment in British schools.

 (66629)

47  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what help is available to overseas trained teachers who have found employment in British schools for familiarisation with the education system; and for what period this lasts.

 (66630)

48  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of Central Science Laboratory research relating to badgers feeding in cattle troughs.

 (66347)

49  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the correspondence from the Right honourable Member for Berwick upon Tweed dated 15th February and 18th April concerning an outbreak of scab in Northumberland.

 (65095)

50  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66936)

51  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66906)

52  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66954)

53  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what economic assessment she has made of recent proposals to bring forward implementation of EU Directive 1999/74/EC.

 (66349)

54  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what economic assessment she has made of her proposals regarding the establishment of nitrate vulnerable zones in England; and what estimates she has made of the cost of the implementation of an (a) 100 per cent., (b) 80 per cent. and (c) 55 per cent. nitrate vulnerable zone in England.

 (66351)

55  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions and representations she has had regarding implementation of EU Directive 1999/74/EC.

 (66350)

56  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the process by which her Department analyses risk from (a) crops and (b) animal feed contaminated with (i) industrial chemicals, (ii) pesticides and (iii) drugs.

 (66348)

57  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what economic assessment she has made of the implementation of the Curry Report.

 (66352)

58  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which of the high level targets for flooding and coastal defence her Department (a) met within the stated objective date, (b) has met and (c) has still to achieve.

 (66555)

59  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which local authorities in England were asked to complete a policy statement to determine whether the authority would be able to meet government aims and objectives in relation to flood defence; and which of these authorities are considered to be within official flood risk areas.

 (66687)

60  Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to implement powers in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 which will allow local authorities to divert or close rights of way for the purpose of crime prevention; which areas the provision will apply to; if she will make a statement.

 (66831)

61  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers OFWAT has to control monopolies in water and sewerage companies.

 (66627)

62  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers OFWAT has to control the level of charges for services provided by water and sewerage companies.

 (66628)

63  Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total value was of subsidies to agriculture in the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (66840)

64  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the UK has made with regard to the Kyoto Protocol.

 (66642)

65  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with (a) US representatives, (b) the IMF, (c) the World Bank, (d) the WTO and (e) developing nations regarding emissions reductions and the transfer of clean technologies to developing countries.

 (66643)

66  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proposals her Department will take to the Johannesburg Earth Summit.

 (66641)

67  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66915)

68  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66930)

69  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66948)

70  
N  
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths due to asthma occurred in each primary care trust in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

 (66264)

71  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce mortgage tax relief for first-time buyers in rural areas.

 (66151)

72  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 26th June, Official Report, column 945W, on taxation, for what reason the figures in the Answer included benefit changes; and if he will make a statement.

 (66754)

73  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on which projects the Public Sector Classification Committee of the Office of National Statistics has been asked to comment since 1st January.

 (66718)

74  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what circumstances GCHQ facilities are used to (a) monitor and (b) intercept communications involving United Kingdom nationals where the communication originates or terminates outside the United Kingdom.

 (65651)

75  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66944)

76  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66920)

77  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66926)

78  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has collated about the Government of Kenya's proposals to change the law allowing an extension of the term of the Kenyan parliament.

 (66050)

79  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Kenya about the need for free and fair parliamentary elections there.

 (66049)

80  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visa applications from Arab countries have been rejected in each month since September 1999.

 (65233)

81  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Egyptian students seeking to enter the UK on medical grounds have been refused visas in the past year; and if he will make a statement.

 (65234)

82  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what agreements there are with other states regarding international child abduction by a parent.

 (66261)

83  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with European and US counterparts regarding international child abduction by a parent.

 (66260)

84  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department provides in cases of abduction of a child by one of the parents from the UK to another country.

 (66259)

85  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the correspondence from the Right honourable Member for Berwick upon Tweed dated 11th February and 18th April, with regard to the implications of the Data Protection Act 1998 for hospital chaplaincy work.

 (65094)

86  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66921)

87  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66943)

88  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66925)

89  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which voluntary groups are assisting the Government develop and deliver its teenage pregnancy strategy.

 (66711)

90  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the religious organisations which are involved in helping the Government deliver its teenage pregnancy strategy; and if he will make a statement on their role.

 (66707)

91  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many crisis pregnancy centres are funded (a) directly and (b) indirectly by his Department; and which organisations they are operated by.

 (66712)

92  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the funding mechanisms and funding streams for the delivery of his teenage pregnancy strategy.

 (66704)

93  Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the Government is making available for reducing teenage conceptions, broken down by non-statutory group funded in the current financial year.

 (66710)

94  
N  
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department has taken in response to the recommendations made in the Audit Commission's Fully Equipped Report on the provision of disability equipment services for older and disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

 (66263)

95  
N  
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made with reforms to the NHS complaints procedure.

 (66262)

96  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in Morley & Rothwell constituency have used NHS Direct; and what the constituency average in England is.

 (66806)

97  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance the Chief Medical Officer has issued to the public regarding the incidence of acrylamide in baked and fried food; and if he will make a statement.

 (66835)

98  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the scheme to send patients overseas for treatment; and if he will make a statement.

 (66819)

99  Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the MRC will conduct an epidemiological comparison survey one year after the vaccines were administered between (a) children who have had a single antigen vaccine or none at all and (b) with children who have had the MMR vaccine.

 (66752)

100  Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the MRC will commission a study of children whose parents claim they have been damaged by the MMR vaccine in an attempt to replicate the findings by Dr Wakefield.

 (66753)

101  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if a hospital previously scheduled to be built under a PFI scheme will be eligible to apply for partial funding under the diagnostic and treatment centre funding programme.

 (66826)

102  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if pre-existing plans for new hospitals which already include the elements of diagnostic and treatment centres will be fast-tracked when submitted for capital funding from the diagnostic and treatment centre funding programme.

 (66825)

103  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds his Department plans to make available for the establishing of diagnostic and treatment centres by primary care trusts in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004.

 (66828)

104  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the typical allocation of funds will be to a primary care trust to establish a diagnostic and treatment centre; and on what basis this will be calculated.

 (66829)

105  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce the first tranche of diagnostic and treatment centres to be established by primary care trusts.

 (66830)

106  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the establishment of diagnostic and treatment centres by primary care trusts.

 (66827)

107  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funding has been made available to primary care trusts and acute hospitals to help fund the cost of patients using infliximab.

 (66814)

108  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to increase the use of information technology across primary care; and if he will make a statement.

 (66813)

109  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions have taken place between his Department and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence about the use of infliximab.

 (66815)

110  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the role of the Health Department Agency will be with respect to work-place health.

 (66686)

111  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government has taken since 1997 to raise awareness of (a) testicular cancer and (b) other cancers in men.

 (66358)

112  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancer specialist units there were (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (66360)

113  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support is given to cancer patients during their treatment.

 (66359)

114  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66922)

115  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66940)

116  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66909)

117  Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

 (66832)

118  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is being done to combat racism within the justice system in the United Kingdom.

 (65660)

119  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were under post-release supervision by the Probation Service last year in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (66818)

120  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of suicide and self-harm there were in Probation Service-approved hostels in 2001 in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (67009)

121  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the Metropolitan Police accommodation used to house police officers undergoing their intial training is owned by the Metropolitan Police Force; who owns the properties being used by the Metropolitan Police for accommodation which are not owned by the Metropolitan Police; and if he will make a statement.

 (66817)

122  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many frontline Metropolitan police officers have less than two years' experience, broken down by Greater London borough; and if he will make statement.

 (67007)

123  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people committed suicide in 2001 within one year of leaving prison in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

 (67008)

124  Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his plans to reduce anti-social behaviour among young people.

 (66716)

125  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of the trafficking of women and children in the UK.

 (66152)

126  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners serving life sentences in England and Wales have had to wait (a) between three months and six months, (b) between six months and one year, (c) between one year and two years and (d) in excess of two years, for his Department to decide whether to accept a Parole Board recommendation of that prisoner's transfer to open conditions in each of the last five years.

 (67012)

127  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures have been put in place to enable a prisoner serving a life sentence in England and Wales who has been removed from open conditions to put his case against such removal to the Parole Board prior to his next formal Parole Board review.

 (67014)

128  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners serving life sentences in England and Wales have been returned to closed conditions for alleged misdemeanours occurring after a prior transfer to open conditions and/or release on licence, in each of the last five years; and what the nature of the alleged misdemeanour was in each such case.

 (67013)

129  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners serving life sentences in England and Wales have had to wait (a) between three months and six months, (b) between six months and one year, (c) between one year and two years and (d) in excess of two years, for notification of the outcome of their Parole Board review in each of the last five years.

 (67010)

130  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) the average time and (b) the longest time which his Department has taken to decide upon Parole Board recommendations in respect of prisoners serving life sentences in England and Wales was in each of the last five years.

 (67011)

131  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received about granting visas to Egyptian students in the past 2 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (65235)

132  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) parenting orders and (b) anti-social behaviour orders have been brought into force in London in each year, broken down by London borough, since their introduction; and if he will make a statement.

 (66816)

133  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with European counterparts regarding increased cooperation between police forces in tackling drug smuggling and people smuggling.

 (66633)

134  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures have been taken in conjunction with other European states to increase security after the events of 11th September 2001.

 (66635)

135  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) departments and (b) organisations are allowed to intercept electronic mail.

 (66634)

136  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department is contributing to the programme to support reforms in the justice sector in Nigeria.

 (67006)

137  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 G8 Digital Opportunities Task Force.

 (67001)

138  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66953)

139  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in her Department are working with the United Nations Information and Communications Technologies Task Force.

 (67004)

140  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66935)

141  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost to her Department was of the establishment in January of a resource centre to advise on anti-corruption issues.

 (66999)

142  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution has been made by her Department to the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone.

 (66998)

143  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the results of the initiative to improve safety, security and access to justice in Malawi.

 (67005)

144  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66907)

145  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support her Department gave to the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund in 2001-02.

 (67000)

146  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 United Nations Information and Comunications Technologies Task Force.

 (67003)

147  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff from her Department are working with the G8 Digital Opportunities Task Force.

 (67002)

148  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made towards setting up mechanisms for monitoring the ceasefire in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan.

 (65655)

149  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of recent reports of displacement of civilians in Western Upper Nile, Sudan.

 (65657)

150  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what deliveries of humanitarian assistance have been made to the Nuba Mountains since the ceasefire was signed.

 (65656)

151  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department has collated on the humanitarian situation in Southern Blue Nile, Sudan; and if she will make a statement on humanitarian access there.

 (65658)

152  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in which countries she contributes assistance to the work of a human rights commission; how much has been contributed in the past three years for which figures are available; and what proportion of the total budget of that body this sum represents.

 (66699)

153  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the level of (a) political violence and (b) human rights abuses in Kenya; and how her Department responds to such violence and human rights abuses.

 (66811)

154  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is towards failed states; and which countries her Department classifies as failed states.

 (66807)

155  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department is doing to promote democratic reform in Kenya.

 (66810)

156  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with (a) the government of Kenya and (b) the British High Commission in Nairobi regarding political and ethnic violence and human rights abuses in Kenya; and what projects her Government supports to pomote justice for victims of ethnic and political violence in Kenya.

 (66812)

157  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what international election observers were present at the recent parliamentary and municipal elections in Cameroon; and if she will make a statement on the outcome of the elections.

 (66809)

158  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the value of property rights for poor people in the economic development of developing countries; what her Department is doing to promote property rights of poor people in the developing world; which projects her Department supports that promote the establishment of property rights for poor people in developing countries; and what the value of each project was in each of the last five years.

 (66808)

159  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with (a) Armenian, (b) Azeri and (c) Georgian authorities regarding (i) the refugee situation, (ii) the return of people to their homes and (iii) improving living conditions in the refugee camps.

 (66354)

160  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with (a) UN, (b) Russian and (c) EU representatives regarding the refugee situation in (i) Armenia, (ii) Azerbaijan and (iii) Georgia.

 (66355)

161  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, (a) how much and (b) what forms of aid have been provided by her Department to help refugees and displaced persons in (i) Armenia, (ii) Azerbaijan and (iii) Georgia.

 (66353)

162  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he is taking to ensure fines handed out by magistrates are subsequently collected.

 (65654)

163  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the cost of buildings insurance to the Lord Chancellor's Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66934)

164  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the buildings owned by the Lord Chancellor's Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66952)

165  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what percentage of the staff of the Lord Chancellor's Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66908)

166  
N  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many successful appeals for visa applications there have been from Arab countries since September 1999.

 (65232)

167  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66929)

168  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66946)

169  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66916)

170  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for the establishment of district policing partnerships in each of the district command units in Northern Ireland.

 (66696)

171  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what his estimate is of the cost at each stage of legal proceedings leading up to the final decision of the House of Lords in the matter of the powers of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission as set out in section 69 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

 (66698)

172  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66919)

173  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Prime Minister, who will exercise day-to-day ministerial responsibility for the work to be designated to Mr David Ormand in the fields of propriety, ethics and constitutional affairs; and whether he will report to (a) the Cabinet Secretary and (b) other Ministers on these matters.

 (65568)

174  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 1st July on the G8 Summit, what the detailed steps were that were discussed at the G8 Summit to combat poppy growing in Afghanistan.

 (66836)

175  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 1st July on the G8 Summit, what measures are being taken in heroin and cocaine producing states to stop production of raw material and to prevent their products from leaving the country.

 (66838)

176  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66912)

177  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66950)

178  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66933)

179  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66905)

180  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66939)

181  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66957)

182  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the buildings owned by her Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66955)

183  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the staff of her Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66904)

184  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost of buildings insurance to her Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66937)

185  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on progress with the Your Guide scheme.

 (66748)

186  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for reform of (a) company law and (b) corporate governance as a result of the WorldCom fraud; and if she will make a statement.

 (66747)

187  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Guildford of 24th June, Official Report, column 684W, on arms exports, which countries received export credit guarantee coverage for arms sales in each of the last five years; and how much export credit guarantee coverage each country received.

 (66556)

188  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what contribution she expects competitors in the UK mail industry to make to the Universal Service Obligation; and if she will make a statetment.

 (66751)

189  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what work is being carried out by (a) the Government and (b) external organisations on behalf of the Government concerning the Export Credits Guarantee Department that quantifies the value of contracts entered into by the ECGD on (i) an option pricing approach and (ii) a pricing model using the approach commonly used to price credit derivatives.

 (66552)

190  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many arms export licences have been granted in the last 12 months; how many have been rejected; and if she will make a statement.

 (66750)

191  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the level of representation by members of small businesses on the boards of government funded organisations charged with supporting SMEs.

 (66749)

192  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken, in the last 12 months, to reduce the regulatory burdens on small businesses; and if she will make a statement.

 (66824)

193  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what role Trade Partners UK has in connection with defence equipment exhibitions in the UK and overseas; and if she will make a statement.

 (66554)

194  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) rural and (b) urban post offices have closed in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

 (66839)

195  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what impact studies (a) have been and (b) will be underaken by the Government on the effect of the closure of Massey Ferguson on dependent companies in Coventry; and what measures the Government has taken to encourage new manufacturing companies in (i) Coventry and (ii) the West Midlands.

 (65661)

196  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many representations she has received from Campaigners for Fair Trade since 19th June; and if she will make a statement.

 (64559)

197  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects consultations to begin on draft regulations to prohibit the compilation of worker blacklists by employment agencies for the purposes of discrimination in relation to recruitment and the treatment of workers already employed.

 (66051)

198  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the powers he has under section 23 of the Employment Relations Act 1999; and on which occasions she has used them and under which circumstances, with special reference to when she would use them in future.

 (66080)

199  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received about the Kitchen Specialists Association, the Furniture Industry Research Association and the self-regulatory fitted kitchen organisation Qualitas; if her Department has oversight of the operations of these organisations; and if she will make a statement.

 (66833)

200  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will introduce legislation to provide further statutory protection for consumers purchasing fitted kitchens and other fitted furniture.

 (66834)

201  Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the willingness of the insurance industry to provide employer liability cover for small quarries.

 (66762)

202  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that a full range of postal services is maintained.

 (66636)

203  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial assistance the Government has given to Consignia since 1997.

 (66637)

204  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions the Government has had with Consignia in relation to keeping open rural post offices.

 (66638)

205  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates he has made of the losses to British airlines and businesses caused by failures of the computer system at the new National Air Traffic Control Services.

 (64560)

206  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what strategic transport reports he intends to commission from Halcrow; and what fees they will be paid.

 (66756)

207  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what fee was paid to Halcrow for the SWARMMS report.

 (66755)

208  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the status of Railway Safety will be under the Network Rail structure.

 (66640)

209  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he applied to the European Commission for state aid approval for the (a) £300 million capital grant to Network Rail, Holdco Limited, (b) provision of £9 billion guarantee to Network Rail by the SRA, (c) provision of £10 billion of contingent funding for Network Rail, and (d) CTRL project.

 (66639)

210  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the Government has met its target to have a rural transport partnership in every rural county in England.

 (66823)

211  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans the Government has (a) to ensure that UK companies comply with the terms of the European Framework Directive 89/391 and (b) to remove the proviso, as far as is reasonably practicable in respect of risk assessments from the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

 (66683)

212  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66928)

213  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66917)

214  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66945)

215  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66911)

216  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66924)

217  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66942)

218  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of those going through the New Deal for (a) long term 25plus, (b) 50plus, (c) Lone Parents and (d) New Deal 18-24 left for (i) unsubsidised employment, (ii) transferred to another benefit, (iii) left for an unknown reason and (iv) left for an unknown destination in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

 (66822)

219  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th June, Official Report, columns 941-2W, on appeals, (a) how many appeals were heard, (b) how many appeals were found in favour of the appellant and (c) what percentage of appeals were found in favour of the appellant, in each of the last four years for (i) attendance allowance, (ii) disability living allowance and (iii) incapacity benefit.

 (66837)

220  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) financial and (b) non-financial assistance is given to single parents; and what proposals the Government has to increase levels of support.

 (66356)

221  
N  
Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what help is given to single parents to (a) re-enter work and (b) enter education.

 (66357)

222  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what percentage of the staff of his Department are women; and what the percentage was in June 1997.

 (66918)

223  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what the cost of buildings insurance to his Department was (a) before and (b) after 11th September 2001.

 (66927)

224  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Cabinet Office, if he will list the buildings owned by his Department and estimate the market value of each of them.

 (66947)

225  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cattle were slaughtered after a positive TB test in each year since 1997.

 [Transferred]   (66805)

226  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the impact on British peacekeeping forces (a) in Bosnia, (b) in other regions in the world and (c) not yet deployed of the refusal by the US to extend its Bosnia mission by six months; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (66820)



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