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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 12 July 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 12 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.
 


 

FRIDAY 12th JULY

1  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the standard spending assessment was for each social services authority in England in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02; and what it is projected to be for the financial year 2002-03, adjusted for inflation at current values.

 (69714)

2  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people claimed housing benefit as a percentage of the total population in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and Humber region and (c) the London region, in the period 1998 to 2002.

 (69940)

3  Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what guidelines he has sent to local authorities on the procedures for notifying those against whom complaints have been made about excessive noise prior to an investigation being made; and if he will make a statement.

 (70008)

4  Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on what date he sent new guidelines on dealing with abandoned cars to local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

 (70005)

5  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many and what percentage of properties are in council tax Band F and above, broken down by (a) RSLs and (b) local authority properties in (i) London and (ii) England.

 (70032)

6  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many and what percentage of properties are in each council tax band in (a) England and (b) each government office region.

 (70031)

7  Geraint Davies (Croydon Central): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what effect the timescale proposed for the procurement of a national radio communications system for the Fire Services in England and Wales will have on the ability of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to have in place a new radio system by December 2005.

 (70001)

8  Geraint Davies (Croydon Central): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if the Government's proposed revised national strategy for the replacement of the fire services main scheme radio system will (a) provide and (b) fund a solution which will meet the user requirements determined by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

 (70002)

9  Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the timetable is for his decision on the Planning Inspectorate's Report concerning the proposed development at Alconbury Airfield, Cambridgeshire.

 (69727)

10  
N  
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the need to maintain sub-post offices in deprived urban areas; and if he will make a statement.

 (69510)

11  
N  
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what action he is taking to support sub-post offices in deprived urban areas.

 (69509)

12  
N  
Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what action he is taking to identify deprived communities at sub-ward level to ensure that they are not excluded from future government programmes to combat poverty and social exclusion.

 (69511)

13  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will take steps to ensure that the Haven Gateway Partnership is treated as a legitimate stakeholder when economic and social regeneration initiatives and policies are being considered affecting the Eastern Region.

 (69988)

14  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to extend local public service arrangements to district councils.

 (69987)

15  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to ensure that the new grant formula that will replace SSA will be fairer and simpler and address the needs of all classes of authority.

 (69985)

16  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how he will ensure that the new financial system for local authorities will provide an effective framework within which councils can initiate innovative ways of delivering customer-food services.

 (69986)

17  Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many non-residential properties were converted into residential dwellings in (a) Greater London and (b) Hertfordshire in each year from 1981.

 (69769)

18  Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many existing dwellings were converted into multi-occupancy dwellings in (a) Greater London and (b) Hertfordshire in each year since 1981.

 (69770)

19  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what criteria he plans to use for the redistribution of the pooled right to buy receipts from local authorities; and if they will include land value and development costs.

 (69257)

20  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of each government office in the regions' annual spending for 2001-02 was allocated to combatting retail crime.

 (69810)

21  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was spent on retail crime partnerships in each statutory crime and disorder partnership in the financial year 2001-02.

 (69811)

22  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been allocated to each of the 10 regional crime reduction directors.

 (69816)

23  Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many local authorities spent (a) at or below SSA levels and (b) above SSA levels in each of the last three years.

 (69701)

24  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to discuss with the Regulator concessions for pensioners' telephone bills; and if he will make a statement.

 (69765)

25  Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the way in which proposals to reconcile provision for the retention by local authorities of tariffs for the granting of planning permission on major developments as set out in the document, Reforming Planning Obligations, can be implemented alongside proposals for the reform of the local authority capital finance system as set out in the document, Local Government Finance Formula Grant Distribution—A Consultation Paper.

 (70111)

26  Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received regarding the initiative entitled Images of England by English Heritage; what steps she is taking to preserve the privacy of homeowners who do not wish to have their houses displayed; and if she will ask English Heritage to abandon this scheme.

 (69818)

27  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much was spent by tourists in each (a) Government Office region and (b) local authority in the latest year for which figures are available.

 (69959)

28  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list the public consultations undertaken by her 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.

 (69794)

29  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funds have been allocated, but not distributed, by each of the National Lottery distribution funds in each of the last five years.

 (70065)

30  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many projects awarded lottery funding of over £100,000 have subsequently been shut down, closed or made inaccessible to the public.

 (70066)

31  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many projects awarded lottery funding of over £100,000 are (a) open to the public (i) free of charge and (ii) at a cost of below £5 and (b) not open to the public; and if she will make a statement.

 (70067)

32  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will place a copy of Dr Richard Johnson's report on drugs administration in the UK commissioned by the UK Sports Council in the Library.

 (69508)

33  Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to create an independent body responsible for drug-testing in sport.

 (69726)

34  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

 (69797)

35  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to extend the life of HMS Fearless.

 (69856)

36  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK regular forces have been committed overseas in each month since 1st January.

 (69768)

37  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding the UK will provide for the staff training course beginning in April 2003 at Liptovsky Mikulas Military Academy in Slovakia; how long the training will last; and if he will make a statement.

 (70055)

38  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation was released to Annington Homes Ltd in each month of 2001; what grade these were at the time of release; what percentage of the total number of upgraded homes this represents; and if he will make a statement.

 (70009)

39  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long he expects HMS Nottingham to be out of service; and if he will make a statement.

 (70058)

40  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of developing the Bowman tactical radio system; and if he will make a statement.

 (70057)

41  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Lancer reconnaissance integrated technology system is expected to replace the reconnaissance vehicles in service in the UK military; and if he will make a statement.

 (70056)

42  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on air sea rescue in the UK in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, and (c) 2001-02.

 (69697)

43  Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Nimrod MRA4 programme; and what problems have been experienced.

 (69841)

44  Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many men have left the initiative to train a standing Afghan army.

 (69840)

45  Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the testing of a new naval nuclear reactor core that will power Royal Navy submarines for their full operational life has remained within his Department's estimated budget.

 (69842)

46  Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what difficulties have been experienced with the procurement of a further five shipsets of the principal anti-air missile system.

 (69934)

47  Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the delays to the Eurofighter.

 (69843)

48  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters there are in Warminster, broken down by standard of condition.

 (69695)

49  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to improve the standard of service families accommodation in Wiltshire.

 (69696)

50  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will extend the scope of the Hunting Aviation contract to provide aircraft and crews for routine training.

 (69995)

51  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that training backlogs owing to unavailability of aircraft are cleared.

 (69994)

52  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the future of the Red Dragon Project Team at DARA, RAF St Athan.

 (70107)

53  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when work will commence on a single purpose built facility for DARA's operations at RAF St Athan.

 (70106)

54  Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the Red Dragon Project to commence following the signing of the Memorandum of Intent between his Department and the WDA.

 (70108)

55  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if it is the intention of his Department to cease the allocation of surface ship refits to Rosyth Dockyard in 2005; and what plans he has to allocate further refits to Rosyth Dockyard.

 (69402)

56  Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance her Department has issued to primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities and education authorities relating to the purchasing of computer software; and how much she estimates was spent by these bodies on computer software over the last five years.

 (70004)

57  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teacher retirements due to (a) old age and (b) ill health there were in each Government Office region, broken down by (i) last known sector of service and (ii) grade in the latest year for which figures are available.

 (69969)

58  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many asylum-seeking children (a) entered and (b) left school in each Government Office region, broken down by (i) age profile and (ii) the first language spoken at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (69971)

59  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many qualified teachers in each Government Office region aged under 60 have never worked in teaching, broken down by (a) calendar year qualified, (b) sex and (c) age, at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (69968)

60  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many qualified teachers aged under 60 were working outside the service in each Government Office region, broken down by (a) last known employment, (b) calendar year of last employment, (c) sex and (d) age in the latest year for which figures are available.

 (69967)

61  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will provide a breakdown of the ethnic group of (a) primary school teachers and (b) secondary school teachers by local education authority area at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (69970)

62  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the public consultations undertaken by her 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.

 (69795)

63  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average absentee rate was for schools in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.

 (70012)

64  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 243W, what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated to corroborate trends in the results of the Key Stage 2 literacy tests.

 (70073)

65  Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what flexibility there is for city academies to choose (a) their catchment area for admissions and (b) the feeder schools they will work with.

 (69724)

66  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in what format her Department has published the results of its 2001 written consultations.

 (69846)

67  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether consultation documents published by her Department in 2001 carried the consultation criteria as recommended in the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (70086)

68  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether her Department has a designated consultation co-ordinator in acccordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69825)

69  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how long her Department allowed for consultation on each consultation document it published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form.

 (70085)

70  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many consultation documents published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form his Department has monitored and evaluated in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69822)

71  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which consultation documents published by her Department in 2001 were not made available as paper copies.

 (69824)

72  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many complaints her Department has received about its 2001 consultations by (a) electronic and (b) printed means.

 (69823)

73  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the annual cost is of providing a child with five full days per week in a nursery school in the latest year for which figures are available

 (69749)

74  Brian White (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what information she collates on expenditure by individual universities on marketing.

 (70024)

75  Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidelines exist on the provision of pre-school education to children with special educational needs.

 (69721)

76  Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial support is available to children with special educational needs to attend mainstream pre-school in the same circumstances as other children.

 (69722)

77  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money her Department has successfully reclaimed from (a) the Duke of Richmond and (b) the Earl of March in respect of overpayments relating to the ESA scheme; and if she will make a statement.

 (69403)

78  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Bexhill and Battle of 11th June regarding policy guidance for county waste plans.

 (69954)

79  Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers successfully applied for reinstatement of quota which was withdrawn by the Agenda 2000 Suckler Cow Premium Scheme quota cut on the grounds that they qualified under an extensification scheme in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) the UK.

 (69871)

80  Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much (a) suckler cow and (b) sheep annual premium quota has been purchased by the Government; and at what cost.

 (69819)

81  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the recent research published by the Countryside Agency relating to the number of parishes with access to a village hall.

 (69405)

82  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the public consultations undertaken by her 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.

 (69804)

83  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions the British Government has had with African counterparts on the question of illegal imports of meat.

 (69990)

84  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements are in place to check against the illegal importation of meat by sea and air, with specific reference to (a) their cost and (b) man hour equivalents devoted to them.

 (69991)

85  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the tonnage of illegal meat imports from Africa in the last five years.

 (69948)

86  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department for has a designated consultation co-ordinator in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69828)

87  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how long the Department allowed for consultation on each consultation document it published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form.

 (70087)

88  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what format her Department has published the results of its 2001 written consultations.

 (69847)

89  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which consultation documents published by her Department in 2001 were not made available as paper copies.

 (69827)

90  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether consultation documents published by her Department in 2001 carried the consultation criteria as recommended in the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (70088)

91  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many consultation documents published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form her Department has monitored and evaluated in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69848)

92  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many complaints her Department has received about its 2001 consultations by (a) electronic and (b) printed means.

 (69826)

93  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations she has had, and with which organisations, on the (a) Directive on the disposal of refrigerators and (b) Draft Directive on Waste Electronic Electrical Equipment.

 (69821)

94  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she plans to hold public hearings as part of the consultation on hunting with dogs.

 (69791)

95  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the deadline is for adoption of the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste List into UK law.

 (69747)

96  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on disposal routes of the reclassification of waste as hazardous.

 (69748)

97  Pete Wishart (North Tayside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans there are to introduce a processing plant for energy crops in Scotland; when it will come into force; how much it will cost; and if she will make a statement on where responsibility for this project lies.

 (70095)

98  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are claiming working families tax credit, expressed as a percentage of the working population in (a) Leeds and (b) each of the English regions.

 (69952)

99  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many higher rate taxpayers there were in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) London expressed as a percentage of the total population of each area in each of the past 10 years.

 (69950)

100  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the population of (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) London have an income (i) twice, (ii) three times, (iii) four times, (iv) five times and (v) more than five times the national average in each of the past 10 years.

 (69951)

101  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to review the regulation of the selling of travel insurance.

 (69512)

102  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

 (69793)

103  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if pupils in a pupil referral unit (a) were eligible for selection for PISA 2000 from their original school and (b) permitted by their original school to sit the test.

 (69992)

104  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures were undertaken to ensure that the list of pupils provided by the schools selected for the PISA 2000 survey was the full list.

 (70010)

105  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the figure of 233 pupils in the category labelled left/no longer attending school or exempt from PISA between (a) left/no longer attending and (b) exempt from PISA.

 (69993)

106  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the figure of 927 into refusals and absentees in the PISA 2000 survey.

 (70011)

107  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total income from light dues has been in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70052)

108  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of an abolition of light dues on (a) shipping, (b) port business and (c) tourism; and if he will make a statement.

 (70051)

109  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average payment made to Treasury was per ship entering British ports, in light dues for each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70064)

110  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total income from light dues, broken down by port, has been in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70053)

111  Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to change the level of light dues; and if he will make a statement.

 (70050)

112  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer in what format the Treasury has published the results of its 2001 written consultations.

 (69849)

113  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which consultation documents published by the Treasury in 2001 were not made available as paper copies.

 (69852)

114  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether consultation documents published by the Treasury in 2001 carried the consultation criteria as recommended in the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (70091)

115  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints the Treasury has received about its 2001 consultations by (a) electronic and (b) printed means.

 (69851)

116  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how long the Treasury allowed for consultation on each of the consultation documents it published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form.

 (70094)

117  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consultation documents published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form the Treasury has monitored and evaluated in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69850)

118  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Treasury has appointed a designated consultation co-ordinator in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69853)

119  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's plans are for dealing with the sterling coin types that will be withdrawn in the next five years.

 (69783)

120  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) British and (b) EU legislation is in place regarding corporate accounting measures; and what plans the Government has to change that legislation.

 (69752)

121  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to raise investor confidence in the stock market.

 (69751)

122  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reform corporate accounting measures.

 (69753)

123  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the accuracy of the estimates in the 'Tax Credits Act 1999 and Accompanying Regulations: Regulatory Impact Assessment', published in December 1999 of the costs for employers of administering the working families tax credit; and if he will place the assessment in the Library.

 (69935)

124  Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries are subject to (a) political, (b) diplomatic, (c) trade and (d) economic sanctions and arms embargoes by the UK in consequence of their policies on (a) human rights and (b) their minority ethnic and religious groups.

 (69932)

125  Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what political, diplomatic, trade and economic sanctions the Government has had in place against the Government of the People's Republic of China since May 1997 in consequence of its policies on human rights, with particular reference to (a) Tibet and (b) its minority ethnic and religious groups.

 (69931)

126  Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent efforts have been made by Her Majesty's Government to ascertain the whereabouts and welfare of the Panchen Lama of Tibet; and what response they have received from the Government of the People's Republic of China.

 (69933)

127  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations Her Majesty's Government has undertaken (a) within the UK and (b) with European partners in arriving at the new criteria on arms export components.

 (69507)

128  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the British High Commissioner to Cyprus has taken to bring together Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots living on Cyprus to discuss issues of general interest; when such meetings have taken place during the last 12 months; and where the meetings took place.

 (69732)

129  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom Government's relations with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

 (69704)

130  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the United Kingdom Government's policy is on the United Nations resolutions that have been passed as the basis of a settlement for Cyprus.

 (69750)

131  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Turkish Government on the increased deployment of Turkish troops in the occupied area of Northern Cyprus.

 (69708)

132  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the recent statement made by Lord Hannay, during a recent Turkish television interview on Cyprus, was (a) a statement of United Kingdom Government policy on Cyprus and (b) made with approval of his Department; and if he will make a statement.

 (69700)

133  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met President Clerides of the Republic of Cyprus; what issues were discussed; and if he will make a statement.

 (69730)

134  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what salary has been paid to Lord Hannay as the United Kingdom advisor on Cyprus in each of the last five years.

 (69706)

135  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the policy is of the United Kingdom Government on the application of the Republic of Cyprus for the membership of the European Union.

 (69729)

136  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Turkish troops are stationed in the occupied area of Northern Cyprus.

 (69710)

137  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom Government's policy on Cyprus.

 (69699)

138  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his estimate is of the number of settlers from mainland Turkey who are permanently settled in Northern Cyprus.

 (69712)

139  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the United Kingdom Government's policy is on the development of two sovereign states for the island of Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.

 (69705)

140  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many United Nations peace-keeping forces are based in Cyprus.

 (69711)

141  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus last visited the occupied area of Northern Cyprus; who he met; and what issues were discussed.

 (69709)

142  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had, and with whom, on the future of the town of Famagusta; and if he will make a statement.

 (69731)

143  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the resolution of the European Parliament of 13th June that only a single sovereign Cyprus state should be permitted to accede to the European Union.

 (69767)

144  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many days Lord Hannay has been employed by the United Kingdom Government to work as the UK advisor on Cyprus in each of the last five years.

 (69707)

145  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Lord Hannay discussed his recent Turkish television interview on Cyprus with the British High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus before the interview took place; and if he will make a statement.

 (69703)

146  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many chapters the Republic of Cyprus has negotiated in its application for membership of the European Union.

 (69728)

147  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 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.

 (69806)

148  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on sovereignty over Western Sahara.

 (69977)

149  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the reforms put in place since 1996 in Gibraltar in relation to company law and practice; and what deficiencies these were aimed at correcting.

 (69353)

150  Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Pakistani Government concerning violent attacks perpetrated upon Christian women by Muslim extremists.

 (69836)

151  Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Pakistani Government concerning the whereabouts of Naira Nadia.

 (69835)

152  Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he will make to the Pakistani Government concerning the treatment of Shakeela Siddique by the authorities; and if he will make a statement.

 (69837)

153  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards EU enlargement.

 (69872)

154  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of existing staff it is envisaged will apply for special severance payment offers at the time of enlargement in the (a) Commission, (b) Council of Ministers, (c) European Parliament, (d) European Court of Justice and (e) Court of First Instance.

 (69820)

155  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to send observers to the parliamentary elections in Macedonia on 15th September.

 (69778)

156  The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is his policy for the United Nations proscribed list of international terrorist organisations to be applied uniformly to all domestic terrorist organisations.

 (69761)

157  Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had during his visit to China about trade.

 (69698)

158  Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer the question tabled by the honourable Member for Nottingham North for answer on 23rd May on strokes.

 (70047)

159  Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken by his Department to answer questions has been this session; and if he will make a statement.

 (70048)

160  Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines are issued to primary care trusts about the employment of officers responsible for establishing PFI initiatives.

 (70049)

161  
N  
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the children's hospices in the North West region; and what grant from his Department was allocated to each children's hospice in each of the last five years.

 (69404)

162  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net expenditure of each social services authority in England was in each year since 1990-91 at 2000-01 prices excluding expenditure on places in the private and voluntary homes sector; and what the percentage increase was in each year since 1990-91.

 (69716)

163  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) the average fee paid per person per week in each social services authority in England on purchasing places in the private and voluntary sector by social services, (b) the percentage increase in each social services authority in England, (c) the retail price index change and (d) the average wage level change was in each year since 1993-94.

 (69715)

164  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to evaluate the implementation of free personal care; and whether the views of self-funding residents will be sought.

 (69553)

165  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the gross expenditure is of each social services authority in England in each year since 1990-91 at 2000-01 prices.

 (69713)

166  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net expenditure was of each social services authority in England in each year since 1990-91 at 2000-01 prices.

 (69718)

167  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net expenditure was of each social services authority in England in each year since 1990-91 at 2000-01 prices on purchasing places in the private and voluntary homes sector.

 (69717)

168  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) residential and (b) nursing homes closed in London in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.

 (69966)

169  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to assist the provision of community mental health services by London health authorities in (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002.

 (69961)

170  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the (a) progress of the London boroughs in meeting his targets for the reduction of delayed discharge from hospital between September 2001 and April 2002 and (b) outstanding challenges facing the London boroughs.

 (69965)

171  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to each London borough through (a) personal social services standard spending assessment and (b) special grants in 2001-02.

 (69964)

172  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to London health authorities to assist the provision of interpreting and translation services in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.

 (69960)

173  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what vacancies there were for social workers and social care staff in London social services; what the average age was of social workers and social care staff employed by the London boroughs; and how many people took early retirement from social work and social care employment by the London boroughs in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.

 (69963)

174  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was allocated to assist the provision of services for rough sleepers by the London health authorities in (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002.

 (69962)

175  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, 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.

 (69801)

176  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the system of prescription charging, with specific reference to patients in (a) day wards and (b) in-patient centres.

 (70003)

177  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Food Standards Agency's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's sub-group on salt received copies of the references, studies, research and evidence listed in the submissions.

 (69979)

178  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether verbal summaries of the submissions were given to the sub-group on salt of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency.

 (69980)

179  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence the Food Standards Agency's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition will use in their review of the evidence on salt.

 (69978)

180  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Food Standards Agency's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition expects to contact the interested parties who submitted evidence to its review on salt and inform them of the procedure involved in the assessment of evidence.

 (69981)

181  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are to encourage more men to attend medical school; and if he will make a statement.

 (70054)

182  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been made available to support (a) the National Service Framework for Older People and (b) the provision of chiropody services within the National Service Framework for Older People in the current financial year.

 (69406)

183  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the (a) minimum and (b) maximum age requirement for appointment as members of hospital trust boards.

 (69354)

184  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the recommended retirement age for members of hospital trusts.

 (69355)

185  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints his Department has received about its 2001 consultations by (a) electronic and (b) printed means.

 (69832)

186  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what format his Department has published the results of its 2001 written consultations.

 (69854)

187  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has a designated consultation co-ordinator in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69834)

188  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which consultation documents published by his Department in 2001 were not made available as paper copies.

 (69833)

189  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether consultation documents published by his Department in 2001 carried the consultation criteria as recommended in the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (70090)

190  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how long the Department allowed for consultation on each consultation document it published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form.

 (70089)

191  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultation documents published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form his Department has monitored and evaluated in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69855)

192  
N  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what government funding was allocated to (a) treatment for and (b) research in (i) prostate, (ii) breast, (iii) lung and (iv) colon cancer in each of the last 10 years.

 (69292)

193  Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff were employed in the NHS Executive at 1st April; and what proportion of those staff have clinical contact with NHS patients.

 (96702)

194  Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact an increase in induced medical abortions in the community will have on the hospital services of the NHS.

 (69760)

195  Margaret Moran (Luton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will amend Schedule 2, Part I, of the Children Act 1989, to require local authorities to have regard to the services provided to the victims and potential victims of forced marriages.

 (70074)

196  Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list by health authority in England and Wales the spending per head of population in each year since 1995.

 (69776)

197  Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list by NHS hospital trust in England and Wales what has been spent on improving accident and emergency services and minor injuries services in each year since 1995.

 (69775)

198  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has taken a decision on referring cannabis to NICE for assessment once the clinical trials are completed; and if he will make a statement.

 (69790)

199  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met representatives of alternative and complementary medical practitioners; what was discussed; and if he will make a statement.

 (69745)

200  Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if transsexual people will be able to have their transsexual name and gender recorded on an identity card system introduced by the Government.

 (70007)

201  Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason, in relation to the case of Derek Jack Tully, the Parole Board has imposed the parole condition of non-marital residence against the expressed wish of his wife; and if he will call for a report from the Probation Service on why they attempted a late evening supervision in his daughter's home; on how many occasions they tried to arrange two supervisions on the same day; and if he will make a statement.

 (70093)

202  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) deaths in custody have occurred, (b) public inquiries into deaths in custody have taken place and (c) convictions of police officers secured as a result of cases arising out of deaths in custody, in each year since 1990.

 (69838)

203  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures the police are required to follow when investigating a death in custody; and if he will place a copy of his guidance in the Library.

 (69839)

204  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many independent inquiries into deaths in custody his Department has participated in each year since 1990.

 (70092)

205  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were convicted of (a) Class A and (b) Class B drug offences in (i) Leeds and (ii) each of the English regions in the past 10 years.

 (69953)

206  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many England fans were banned and prevented from visiting Japan and Korea for the 2002 World Cup; how many such fans were found to have travelled to Japan or Korea; how many England fans were deported from Japan or Korea, and for what offences they were deported; and if he will make a statement.

 (69946)

207  Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests have been received from (a) local authorities and (b) others for Criminal Reference Bureau checks on job applicants, what the (i) average and (ii) longest delay in response has been; and if he will make a statement.

 (69766)

208  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent advice he has given to local authorities about tackling racism and promoting community cohesion.

 (69955)

209  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in London were (a) supported by the London boroughs, (b) supported by the National Asylum Support Service through the provision of emergency accommodation, (c) supported by the London boroughs and National Asylum Support Service through the scheme for disbenefited asylum seekers and (d) received assistance in the form of vouchers or cash only provided by the National Asylum Support Service in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.

 (69958)

210  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum seeker children were supported by each of the London boroughs in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02; and how much funding was (i) applied for by and (ii) allocated to each local authority in London to meet the cost of essential social support services for such children.

 (69957)

211  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been provided to each authority for tackling racism and promoting community cohesion in the last 12 months.

 (69956)

212  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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.

 (69805)

213  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners since 1st January have been released on the home detention curfew scheme broken down by (a) homicide and attempted homicide, (b) other violence against the person, (c) drug offences, (d) assaults and (e) other offences; what the average sentence (i) received and (ii) served and the average period spent on the scheme was in respect of each offence; how many prisoners in each of the above categories have (A) breached the conditions of the curfew, (B) disappeared and been recaptured, (C) disappeared and remain unlawfully at large and (D) had their licences revoked with reasons; what the offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme were while on the scheme, including offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence; and what the offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme who committed a further offence while on the scheme that was similar in character to that for which they were originally convicted were, including offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence; and if he will make a statement.

 (69691)

214  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full time immigration officers will be working at the Port of Felixstowe after 1st July.

 (69983)

215  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February Official Report, column 882W, if he will place in the Library a full description of the network information database.

 (70070)

216  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which immigration office will administer the Port of Felixstowe after 1st July.

 (69982)

217  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February Official Report, column 882W, if he will place in the Library an explanation of how the database will be used to monitor the Department's performance.

 (70072)

218  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of convicted paedophile sex offenders re-offended after release from prison in each of the last 10 years.

 (69976)

219  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if immigration officers will provide a 24-hour presence at the Port of Felixstowe after 1st July.

 (69972)

220  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th February Official Report, column 882W, when the casework information database will be fully operational.

 (70071)

221  Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans there are to lower the statutory age at which a person can be prosecuted for rape.

 (69756)

222  Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which the system of medical confidentiality allows for full access to a child's medical records, with specific reference to those held by general practitioners.

 (69759)

223  Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what priority is given to protecting medical confidentiality in combatting abusive sexual relations.

 (69758)

224  Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is intended to lower the age of consent, following the consultation Setting the Boundaries; Reforming the Law on Sex Offences.

 (69755)

225  Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to publish the Government's response to the consultation on road traffic penalties; what plans he has to introduce an offence of negligent driving; what will constitute negligent driving for the purposes of the offence; and if he will make a statement.

 (69785)

226  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil penalty charges, established under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, have been issued; and how many clandestine entrants have been found in lorries, since 22nd February.

 (69694)

227  Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Woking dated 13th June regarding Dayekh reference D1056360.

 (69771)

228  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the regularity and subject matter of communications between his Department and Hampshire Police Authority in June.

 (69256)

229  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of imams in the United Kingdom who received their religious education and training outside the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

 (69788)

230  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Macedonian nationals are prohibited from entering the UK.

 (69777)

231  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account is taken of whether a child was conceived within a lawful marriage overseas in determining right of entry to the United Kingdom to join a parent who is a British national.

 (69733)

232  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 14th May, Official Report, column 605W, to the honourable Member for Brighton, Pavilion, on retail crime, if he will list for each regional crime reduction director the annual budget for crime reduction in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

 (69808)

233  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 14th May, Official Report, column 605W, on retail crime, if he will list for each regional crime reduction director the amount spent on business crime reduction in 2001-02.

 (69807)

234  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to address violence against shop staff.

 (69809)

235  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what study he has made of the link between alcohol consumption and drug-related violent crime against retail staff.

 (69812)

236  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there has been in the Partnership Development Fund for crime reduction in the last year.

 (69813)

237  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the projected costs of implementing the identity card proposals.

 (69754)

238  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the public consultations undertaken by her 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.

 (69803)

239  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the replenishment of the Global Environment Fund; and what criteria have been adopted for allocations of finances from this fund.

 (70000)

240  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Meriden of 8th July, Official Report, column 613W, on World Bank loans, what provisions are in place to ensure that the level of overall IDA resources does not decrease in future as a result of the conversion of some loans to grants; and if she will make a statement.

 (69514)

241  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Meriden of 8th July, Official Report, column 613W, on World Bank loans, how much the UK Government contributed to the 12th Replenishment of the International Development Association IDA-12; and how much it contributed to IDA-13.

 (69515)

242  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 8th July, Official Report, column 702W, on Nepal, if she will make a statement on the failure of the Nepalese Government to allow journalists and aid agencies access to the western districts of Nepal.

 (69513)

243  Ross Cranston (Dudley North): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the return rates for the United Kingdom to and from (a) Europe and (b) the United States were under the Hague Child Abduction Convention for each of the last two years.

 (69817)

244  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, 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.

 (69792)

245  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans there are to take payment of fines pursuant to County Court judgements by switch and debit cards.

 (69975)

246  Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what has been the annual cost of the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland since its inception; and how much in allowances has been paid to those currently on the Commission.

 (69938)

247  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 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.

 (69800)

248  Mr David Trimble (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will provide a breakdown of the administration costs of the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust Core Funding for Victims of Violence Programme.

 (70110)

249  Mr David Trimble (Upper Bann): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he is yet in a position to respond to the Clio Evaluation Consortium evaluation of the Core Funding Programme for Victims'/Survivors' Groups.

 (70109)

250  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 10th July, what action the Government will take against the French Government if a full and reliable service of 100 freight trains each way each week through the Channel Tunnel is not restored by September.

 (70034)

251  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will list the public consultations undertaken by her 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.

 (69798)

252  Patsy Calton (Cheadle): To ask the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many times the Electoral Commission has been consulted in accordance with 7(1) and 2(h) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000; where their consultation responses are reported; and on how many occasions the Electoral Commission has provided a response.

 (69787)

253  Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many investigations of complaints have been carried out under the Trading Schemes Act 1996.

 (70006)

254  Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons Her Majesty's Government voted against (a) a complete marketing ban on new animal-tested cosmetics and (b) a full ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the EU at the Council of Ministers; and if she will make a statement.

 (69720)

255  Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the position Her Majesty's Government will take on the EU Cosmetics Directive at second reading and conciliation in the European Parliament.

 (69719)

256  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government's policy is on family-friendly working hours for parents of young families.

 (69725)

257  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the public consultations undertaken by her 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.

 (69796)

258  Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what responsibilities she holds in respect of genetic modification; how this connects with (a) DEFRA and (b) the Department of Health; and if she will make a statement.

 (69773)

259  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proposals she has to control imports of goods produced by child labour.

 (69743)

260  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for future funding of the Business Information Crime System operating under the Foresight initiative.

 (69815)

261  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the crime prevention panel of the Foresight projects.

 (69814)

262  Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultations her Department will undertake during the process to implement EU Directive 2001/29/EC on copyright.

 (69723)

263  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what contingency plans he has for the case where there is failure of a key partner in the Tubelines and Metronet consortia; and if he will make a statement.

 (69786)

264  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those schemes supported by the Rural Bus Challenge competition identified by his Department as providing best practice examples.

 (69352)

265  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th July, ref. 66781, how much has been (a) made available and (b) spent through the Rural Bus Subsidy Grant in each of the last five years, broken down by region; and if he will provide a regional breakdown of those services established through the Rural Bus Subsidy Grant scheme.

 (69351)

266  
N  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) fatal motor vehicle accidents, (b) fatalities, (c) motor vehicle accidents resulting in serious injury and (d) motor vehicle accidents requiring the attendance of an ambulance there were on the (i) A47 between Uppingham and Leicester and (ii) A52 between Barrowby and Bingham in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (69516)

267  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his Department's grant has been to Transport for London each year for the last four years.

 (69763)

268  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress has been made towards setting up one national telephone number on which the public can receive transport information for all forms of transport; and if he will make a statement.

 (69764)

269  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the SRA has made PAYE-liable salary payments to employees of Network Rail.

 (69944)

270  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the accounting subsidiaries of the SRA.

 (69945)

271  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date the SRA first made a payment to Network Rail as a legal entity.

 (69943)

272  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July, ref 67084, on what basis the details of the notification to the European Commission are confidential.

 (70082)

273  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July, ref 67168, what is the total amount of public sector grant to Network Rail which will be securitized; and what funding guarantees will be required to secure such a securitization.

 (70081)

274  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what date Network Rail was legally named.

 (69941)

275  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July, ref 67062, what estimate he has made of the cost (a) to public funds of providing an indemnity and (b) to Railtrack and its shareholders if such an indemnity were not in place.

 (70080)

276  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, to which (a) organisations and (b) individuals the SRA has made payments in relation to the establishment of Network Rail.

 (69942)

277  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the London to Ipswich Multi-Modal Study relating to the rail and road infrastructure within the Haven Gateway Sub-Region.

 (69989)

278  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by what authority representatives of the United States Embassy prevent public pedestrian access to the pavement outside the United States Embassy.

 (69984)

279  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 1094W, on public highway closures, if he will list the roads in London in respect of which he has sought an order under section 116 of the Highways Act 1980.

 (69974)

280  Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 7th February, Official Report, column 1094W, on public highway closures, when and by which magistrates' court Downing Street was closed under section 116 of the Highways Act 1980.

 (69973)

281  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library statistics relating to the average journey time, distinguishing between scheduled and excess, on the (a) DLR, (b) Tyne and Wear Metro, (c) Manchester Metrolink, (d) South Yorkshire Supertram, (e) Midland Metro and (f) Croydon Tramlink, giving the source for each data set used.

 (69774)

282  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he plans to discuss the agreement of a liberalised US-UK air services agreement with the United States; and if he will make a statement.

 (70060)

283  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what communications he has received in the last three months from the European Commission regarding the regulation of UK-US aviation; and if he will make a statement.

 (70062)

284  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what decision he has made on an open skies agreement with Singapore to enable Singapore Airlines to commence services between London Heathrow and the US.

 (70061)

285  Mr Malcolm Moss (North East Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what figures his Department has collated for the SERAS report on comparative rates of growth over the past five years at (a) Heathrow Airport and (b) its competitors.

 (70063)

286  Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent representations he has received on the subject of light dues; what the nature of those representations were; and if he will make a statement.

 (70059)

287  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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.

 (69799)

288  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to support defined benefit occupational pension schemes with taxation breaks.

 (69996)

289  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform pension law to ensure that pensioners have direct representation on boards of trustees.

 (69997)

290  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform pension law to require boards of trustees to include employers, employed members and pensioners on an equal basis.

 (69784)

291  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to clarify the law regarding ownership of pension funds to establish pension funds as the property of the pensioners.

 (69999)

292  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend the law relating to the management of actuarial surpluses of pension funds to ensure that pensioners are not marginalised.

 (69998)

293  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest assessment is of the implementation costs of the Universal Bank.

 (70017)

294  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contingency plans are in place should the April 2003 deadline for the payment of all benefits via automated credit transfer not be met.

 (70020)

295  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he last met (a) the National Federation of Sub-postmasters and (b) Postwatch to discuss plans for the move to automated credit transfer from April 2003.

 (70016)

296  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of benefit recipients received their benefit payments via automated credit transfer in each year since the introduction of ACT.

 (70013)

297  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Universal Bank towards meeting its April 2003 deadline for the provision of banking services to benefit claimants.

 (70014)

298  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the number of benefit claimants without a bank account who may wish to transfer to the services of the Universal Bank; and whether the services offered will be restricted to those currently without a bank account.

 (70015)

299  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his reply of 1st July to the Right honourable Member for North East Hampshire, Official Report, column 8, how much tax has been paid by pension funds in each year since the withdrawal of advance corporation tax relief; and if he will make a statement on the level of extra business investment there has been in each year since 1997.

 (70068)

300  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress is being made with the Universal Bank; and if he will make a statement.

 (70018)

301  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his assessment is of the viability of the April 2003 implementation date for the Universal Bank.

 (70019)

302  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the evaluation of the Employment Zone project will be completed; and if he will recommend an extension of the scheme.

 (70022)

303  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what notification his Department has provided to benefit recipients about the move to automated credit transfer from April 2003; and what role Jobcentre Plus and the Pension Service will have in ensuring that all claimants are aware of the changes.

 (70021)

304  Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the employment zone scheme interacts with the work of Jobcentre Plus.

 (70023)

305  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual saving has been to the Exchequer since the council tax benefit restriction scheme was introduced.

 (70033)

306  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what average cost was borne by each restricted household in (a) Band F, (b) Band G and (c) Band H in (i) England and (ii) each government office region, in the most recent year for which figures are available.

 (70026)

307  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many council tax benefit cases there were in (a) Band F, (b) Band G and (c) Band H in (i) England and (ii) each government office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.

 (70027)

308  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of council tax benefit claims restricted to Band E are (a) owner occupied and (b) rented in (i) England and (ii) each government office region.

 (70029)

309  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of council tax benefit cases are (a) owner occupied and (b) rented in (i) England and (ii) each government office region.

 (70028)

310  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what percentage of council tax benefit claims were restricted to Band E for (a) all properties, (b) RSLs and (c) local authority properties in (i) England and (ii) each government office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.

 (70030)

311  Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many restricted council tax benefit cases there were in (a) Band F, (b) Band G and (c) Band H for (i) England and (ii) each government office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.

 (70025)

312  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, 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.

 (69802)

313  
N  
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral statement of 1st July, Official Report, column 12, on one stop service, when he will write to the honourable Member for Wycombe.

 (69261)

314  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether consultation documents published by his Department in 2001 carried the consultation criteria as recommended in the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (70084)

315  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what format his Department has published the results of its 2001 written consultations.

 (69844)

316  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has a designated consultation co-ordinator in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69831)

317  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which consultation documents published by his Department in 2001 were not made available as paper copies.

 (69830)

318  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints his Department has received about its 2001 consultations by (a) electronic and (b) printed means.

 (69829)

319  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many consultation documents published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form his Department has monitored and evaluated in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations.

 (69845)

320  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long the Department allowed for consultation on each consultation document it published in 2001 in (a) electronic and (b) printed form.

 (70083)

321  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his latest estimate is of (a) the numbers of persons eligible for benefit who have not taken up their entitlement and (b) the total value of unclaimed benefits.

 (68734)

322  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to co-ordinate activities between the Child Support Agency and the Benefits Agency to combat benefit fraud; and if he will assess the advantages of measures to deal with deliberate evasion of child support maintenance by absent parents.

 (69741)

323  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many lone parents in receipt of income support have a youngest child below school age; and what proportion this represents of all lone parents on income support.

 (69739)

324  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will investigate the level of accuracy of Child Support Agency assessments.

 (69742)

325  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average sum of money clawed back by the Compensation Recovery Unit under the Social Security (Recovery of Payments) Act 1997 has been in each of the last four years.

 (96736)

326  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals on fraud in the benefit system.

 (69738)

327  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants had their jobseeker's allowance reduced during 2001-02 for (a) two weeks and (b) four weeks for not attending or failing to complete (i) Jobplan workshops, (ii) Restart courses, (iii) Workwise and Worklink and (iv) non-prescribed government programmes where referral was under a jobseeker's direction.

 (69744)

328  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total spending on benefits for the long-term sick and disabled was in (a) 1990-91 and (b) 2000-01; and what change this represents in real terms.

 (69737)

329  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of gross rents in (a) the private rented, (b) local authority and (c) the housing association sectors is met by housing benefit.

 (96740)

330  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if it will be possible under the Social Security (Electronic Communication) (Child Benefit) Order 2002 for a father to claim and begin to receive child benefit without the mother of the children expressly giving her consent.

 (69260)

331  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his letter of 5th July to members of the committee that considered the Social Security (Electronic Communication) (Child Benefit) Order 2002, what proportion of downloads of child benefit claim forms from the existing website are made by women; and what proportion of existing child benefit claimants are women.

 (69259)

332  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 24th June, Official Report, column 677W, how much he expects to spend promoting the state second pension during the current financial year.

 (69937)

333  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Birkenhead, of 27th June, Official Report, column 1066W, if he will break down the total sum for spending on means-tested benefits for pensioners into figures for each of the main means-tested benefits.

 (69947)

334  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to introduce primary legislation to protect the pension rights of British citizens who have worked in Australia.

 (69936)

335  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 629W, what the total cost was of advertising and promoting benefits in 2000-01, broken down by each campaign.

 (70069)

336  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the CSA will reply to the letter of 28th May from the honourable Member for Walsall North regarding a constituent, ref. 1040714323.

 (69258)

337  Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North)*************if he will take steps to provide for those honourable Members who request if notification by e-mail of their nomination to serve on standing committees.

 (69762)

338  Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many United Kingdom nationals resident in Zimbabwe have returned to the United Kingdom to settle in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (69789)

339  Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that plans to reduce underage pregnancy protect children from sexual abuse and rape.

 [Transferred]   (69757)

340  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what research she has commissioned into the ages of the purchasers of alcopops.

 [Transferred]   (69746)

341  Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many deaths have occurred on adventure holidays in the past five years.

 [Transferred]   (69772)

342  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were (a) in employment and (b) in unemployment expressed as a percentage of the total population in (i) Leeds, (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (iii) London in each of the past 10 years.

 [Transferred]   (69939)

343  Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of jobs that have been created over the past six years in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) London expressed as a percentage of the workforce in each of those areas.

 [Transferred]   (69949)

344  Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families receiving working families tax credit have an allowed claim for child costs.

 [Transferred]   (69735)



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