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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 17 July 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 17 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.
 


 

WEDNESDAY 17th JULY

1  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much his Department paid in compensation to ministers from the former Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions who left Government in June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70747)

2  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library his Department's departmental-owned residential property record.

 (70768)

3  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent in relation to changes in office accommodation which have taken place as a result of the change in Department structure since June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70743)

4  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 13th March, Official Report, column 1088W, on the Fire Service, how much money his Department has provided for rescues by the Fire Service that did not involve a fire in the last three years.

 (70767)

5  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library his Department's last accommodation requirements review.

 (70769)

6  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent on consultancy fees in relation to the change in department structure since June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70744)

7  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much has been spent by his Department in re-branding his Department, broken down by (a) design of the departmental logo, (b) design and orders of new stationery, (c) department signage and (d) website designs, as a result of the Department structural change in June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70746)

8  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans his Department has to introduce new fire safety legislation.

 (70777)

9  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he will make a decision on the planning application for the London City Racecourse.

 (70750)

10  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list those unitary authorities that made representations regarding the review of the SSA formula.

 (70951)

11  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the formula is for calculating fire fighters' pay; and what other public servants have their pay determined by similar calculations.

 (71017)

12  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent steps have been taken to speed up planning decisions.

 (71022)

13  Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, when he expects to make an announcement about terms and conditions of service for the clergy.

 (70772)

14  Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what role (a) English Heritage and (b) the chancellors of each diocese have in approving schemes of work on church property; and if he will make a statement.

 (70721)

15  Donald Anderson (Swansea East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether in the course of her consultations on the draft Communications Bill she plans to meet representatives from the Christian broadcasting industry to discuss the statutory ban on religious organisations holding several categories of broadcasting licence.

 (70728)

16  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list (a) the regional managing directors of ITV licences, (b) members of the boards for licence management and maintenance and (c) conditions for membership of such boards.

 (69673)

17  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who takes responsibility for the enforcement of the BBCs fair trading commitment.

 (70380)

18  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received concerning the future enforcement by OFCOM of the BBC fair trading commitment,

 (70381)

19  Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much the South Bank Centre has spent on (a) accountants, (b) legal advisers, (c) planning consultants and (d) other professionals, to work on the Rick Mather Master plan to develop the South Bank.

 (70997)

20  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she plans to maintain the ban on religious organisations owning many categories of broadcasting licence; and if she will make a statement.

 (70779)

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

 (70982)

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

 (70981)

23  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many complaints her Department has received about its 2001 consultations in electronic or printed form.

 (70980)

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

 (70978)

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

 (70977)

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

 (70979)

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

 (70976)

28  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 13th May, Official Report, column 414W, how many copies of 'Pride of Place' have been sold.

 (70869)

29  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the programme establishing a single financing and programming instrument for cultural co-operation (Culture 2000) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70898)

30  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry and of the programme to encourage the development, distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works (MEDIA III) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70899)

31  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the EU Contact Committee for the implementation of the Television without frontiers Directive is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70900)

32  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's total expenditure relating to the Royal School of Artillery in each year since 1997.

 (69668)

33  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what total expenditure has been on the Army web site for (a) construction and (b) maintenance; and if he will list total traffic on the homepage for each month since 1997.

 (69672)

34  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enrolled at the Royal School of Artillery in each year since 1997; and what percentage were graduates broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) nationality.

 (69667)

35  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's total expenditure on the University Officers' Training Corps, for each year since 1997.

 (69671)

36  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas students were sent to the Royal School of Artillery in each year since 1997 broken down by country of origin.

 (69669)

37  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the recent disturbance in the sovereign base areas in Cyprus; and what steps his Department has taken since July 2001 to ensure the safety of his Department's (a) personnel and (b) property.

 (69647)

38  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's total expenditure relating to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each year since 1997.

 (69649)

39  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many students were sent to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each year since 1997 broken down by country.

 (69651)

40  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement concerning his Department's policy regarding Gibraltar.

 (69653)

41  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list total membership of the University Officers' Training Corps, by contingent, for each year since 1997; and if he will break down the membership by (a) age and (b) sex for each year.

 (69670)

42  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what environmental impact assessments were conducted at Akrotiri prior to antenna construction.

 (69646)

43  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enrolled for the (a) war studies, (b) defence and international affairs and (c) communications studies departments at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each academic term since 1997.

 (69648)

44  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many enrolled at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each year since 1997; and what percentage were graduates broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) nationality.

 (69650)

45  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the public relations firms his Department has employed since 1997; and if he will list total monies paid to each firm since 1997.

 (69652)

46  Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of Her Majesty's forces are assigned to tasks in Colombia; and from which units these personnel are taken.

 (70751)

47  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of munitions will be stored in (a) DM(N) and (b) DM(S); and what the percentages will be if DM Dean Hill closes.

 (70177)

48  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage decrease in DM's operating costs has been achieved since its inception.

 (70175)

49  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions over the last two years the storage capacity of DM Gosport has been exceeded; and where the excess munitions were stored on each occasion.

 (70179)

50  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which unions were represented during the consultations on the Defence Munitions Rationalisation Study 2; and which areas of the country they represented.

 (70178)

51  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what account has been taken of the whole life assessment of munitions, and increased travel times, in the event of the recommended closure of DM Dean Hill proceeding.

 (70174)

52  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate has been made of the increase in munitions carried by road and rail if the recommended closure of DM Dean Hill proceeds broken down by (a) volume carried and (b) increase in length of time during which munitions will be transported.

 (70176)

53  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to dispose of land occupied by the Portsmouth naval base; what the timescale is for the process; how the land will be disposed of; and if he will make a statement.

 (70759)

54  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what sites in his Department's ownership in Hampshire are under review with regard to their continuing use by his Department; when a decision is expected on each of these sites; and if he will make a statement.

 (70756)

55  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs will be created in Portsmouth by making it the home for new aircraft carriers; and if he will make a statement.

 (70758)

56  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what dockyard work will need to be carried out to accommodate the two new aircraft carriers; when that work is expected to commence; and if he will make a statement.

 (70757)

57  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what use for land disposed of within the Portsmouth naval base would be acceptable to his Department; and if he will make a statement.

 (70760)

58  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many injuries have occurred to servicemen and servicewomen as a result of the SA80A1's reliability problems.

 (70703)

59  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what faults have been reported with the (a) SA80 A2 and (b) SA80 A1.

 (70710)

60  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what investigations his Department has made into the reliability and accuracy of the rifle grenade-launching capability of the SA80 A2; and what impact it has had on the accuracy of the rifle's optical sight.

 (70693)

61  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the (a) SA80A1 and (b) SA80A2 rifles to be admitted to the NATO nominated weapons list.

 (70702)

62  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what strategic military implications he estimates the proposed Galileo satellite navigation system is likely to have.

 (70699)

63  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the SA80A2 rifles failed to meet the target of 10,000 rounds before failure during testing in Kuwait under hot/dry conditions.

 (70707)

64  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the SA80 (a) A2 and (b) A1 rifles failed to meet the target of 10,000 rounds before failure during testing.

 (70700)

65  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received from (a) other European countries and (b) the United States regarding the possible military implications of the Galileo satellite navigation system.

 (70695)

66  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the SA80A1 rifles failed to meet the target of 10,000 rounds before failure during testing under hot/dry conditions.

 (70706)

67  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what enquiries were made by his Department into whether the use of the stabiliser developed by Warminster was considered in SA80 modifications.

 (70701)

68  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints his Department has received about its 2001 consultations in electronic or printed form.

 (70987)

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

 (70988)

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

 (70989)

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

 (70986)

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

 (70983)

73  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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.

 (70984)

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

 (70985)

75  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if UK Phoenix UAVs were deployed in recent operations in Afghanistan.

 (70764)

76  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government intends to build new aircraft to fulfil the manned aircraft element of the Future Offensive Air Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

 (70626)

77  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been to date of the (a) Tracer and (b) Watchkeeper programmes.

 (70667)

78  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which elements of (a) watchkeeper and (b) the Future Offensive Air Strategy the Government intends to procure through the European Technology Acquisition Programme.

 (70628)

79  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government intends to buy Predator; and if he will make a statement.

 (70669)

80  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to conduct an impact assessment study of the influence of the Watchkeeper contract on future procurement decisions; and if he will make a statement.

 (70765)

81  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has been made of the X45 in order to fulfil the requirements of the unmanned element of the Future Offensive Air Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

 (70627)

82  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 4th December 2001, Official Report, column 221W, on ETAP, when he expects the ETAP joint study assessing the military capabilities the six nations' armed forces will need around 2020 to report.

 (70668)

83  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the criteria to be used in deciding which British procurement decisions to pursue through the European Technology Acquisition Programme.

 (70629)

84  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that in its procurement of system of systems technology the UK does not become beholden to one company with the intellectual property.

 (70766)

85  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of maintaining Britain's nuclear arsenal in each of the last five years; and what the projected annual cost of maintaining the nuclear arsenal is in each of the next five years.

 (71007)

86  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British service personnel are serving in FYR Macedonia.

 (70691)

87  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart concerning the duration of the Turkish armed forces' lead of ISAF; and if he will make a statement.

 (71034)

88  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health regarding the safety of CCA pressure treated wood.

 (69627)

89  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations her Department has received regarding the number of playgrounds using CCA pressure treated wood.

 (69626)

90  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the specialist schools for which progress reports were submitted in September (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, broken down by (i) local education authority, (ii) specialism, (iii) status of the school, (iv) the total number of applications for places, (v) the number and percentage of pupils selected by aptitude, (vi) the number and percentage of pupils with statements and (vii) the number and percentage of pupils receiving free school meals.

 (68173)

91  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance she has issued to specialist schools in respect of the processes and criteria to be (a) adopted and (b) avoided in the selection of pupils by aptitude; and what measures she has put in place to evaluate these selection processes.

 (68174)

92  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when she expects to decide where the new advance schools will be located; what the timescale will be for estabishing these schools; and if she will make a statement.

 (71001)

93  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many modern apprenticeships there were in each of the past 10 years; what the average cost is of a modern apprenticeship; and what percentage of modern apprenticeships are (a) commenced and (b) completed by (i) men and (ii) women.

 (71133)

94  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what encouragement she provides to head teachers to ensure healthy eating patterns are developed in school canteens.

 (71124)

95  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent monitoring she has undertaken of the nutritional content of school meals.

 (71123)

96  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for what reasons RE has not been included in the golden hello scheme.

 (70631)

97  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many overseas-trained teachers were teaching in English schools in 2001-02; and how many of these (a) have been and (b) are on the training scheme to allow them to receive qualified teacher status.

 (70630)

98  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assistance her Department gives to schools seeking to recruit teachers from abroad.

 (70181)

99  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many administrative staff were working in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in (i) St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council area, (ii) Merseyside, (iv) the North West and (v) England in (A) 1997, (B) 1998, (C) 1999, (D) 2000 and (E) 2001.

 (70187)

100  
N  
Mr Shaun Woodward (St Helens South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many foreign teachers were working in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council area, (ii) Merseyside, (iv) the North West and (v) England in (A) 1997, (B) 1998, (C) 1999, (D) 2000 and (E) 2001.

 (70180)

101  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the water level management plans being implemented; and what percentage of the total number of water level management plans this represents.

 (69628)

102  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations have been made to her Department regarding rural lapwing population decline; and what measures her Department is taking to address this decline.

 (69630)

103  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what costs were incurred in (a) historic and (b) current prices in carrying out the monitoring of nuclear waste discharges to the Irish Sea from the Windscale plant.

 (69632)

104  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received regarding the effect on the food chain of technetium-99 leakage into groundwater.

 (69634)

105  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department has undertaken to prevent the household burning of arsenic-treated waste wood.

 (69636)

106  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health regarding the safety of CCA pressure treated wood.

 (69638)

107  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department has taken to ensure that water level managment plans are commensurate to their intended purpose; and what resources her Department has made available to implement these measures.

 (69629)

108  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) information and (b) incentives her Department provides to farmers regarding the establishment of field margins for wildlife preservation.

 (69631)

109  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received regarding (a) leakage levels of technetium-99 into groundwater at Sellafield and (b) the point source origin of such leakage.

 (69633)

110  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received regarding the (a) incineration and (b) landfill disposal of chromate copper arsenate pressure treated wood and its effects on (i) air and (ii) water pollution levels.

 (69635)

111  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations her Department has received regarding risk assessments of CCA pressure treated wood her Department has performed.

 (69637)

112  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what way catchment abstraction management strategies will include the water requirements of UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority habitats in England and Wales.

 (70184)

113  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abstraction licence holders have voluntarily converted their licences of right to time limited licences since the publication of Taking Water Responsibly.

 (70183)

114  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of how catchment abstraction management strategies will contribute to the good status requirements of the EC Water Framework Directive.

 (70186)

115  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of when the 80 per cent. of abstraction licences held as licences of right will be transferred to time limited status in accordance with Taking Water Responsibly; and what mechanisms her Department proposes to use to make this transition.

 (70185)

116  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what formal consultation has (a) taken place and (b) is planned relating to the EU Directive 2002/15/ED; and if she will make a statement.

 (70741)

117  Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the outcome was of the Agriculture Council held on 15th July; what the Government's stance was on each issue discussed, including its voting record; and if she will make a statement.

 (70881)

118  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library copies of responses to the Government's public consultation on the draft EU Directive on environmental liability.

 (70837)

119  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessement she has made of the possible environmental policy gains that would arise from the implementation of the draft EU Directive on environmental liability.

 (70834)

120  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the draft EU Directive on environmental liability.

 (70840)

121  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on (a) British business and (b) the public sector of the draft EU Directive on environmental liability.

 (70841)

122  Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects the Council of Ministers next to debate the draft EU Directive on Environmental Liability.

 (70842)

123  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-Russia) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70931)

124  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-SaŻo Tome« and Pri«ncipe) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70932)

125  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-Guinea Bissau) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70934)

126  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-Morocco) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70933)

127  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-Gambia) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70936)

128  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-Equatorial Guinea) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70935)

129  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Fisheries Joint Committee (EEC-Estonia) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70937)

130  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what restrictions will be imposed on retailers for handling and storing end-of-life electrical products that have been reclassified as electrical waste.

 (70775)

131  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate has been made of the cost to small businesses of the European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste list.

 (70731)

132  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the Government has given to (a) retailers, (b) manufacturers, (c) local authorities and (d) the waste sector on the revision of the hazardous waste list.

 (70776)

133  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether retailers will be able to continue to offer take-back of end-of-life electrical products through their home delivery networks when this is reclassified as hazardous waste.

 (70730)

134  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost has been in each of the past five years of programmes designed to start new businesses in rural communities.

 (71134)

135  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will delay the commencement of the public inquiry into the proposed New Forest national park until the current public inquiry into the proposed development of Dibden Bay by ABP has been concluded.

 (71026)

136  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many payments of financial support under the CAP in England and Wales were (a) between £200,000 and £499,999, (b) between £500,000 and £999,999 and (c) in excess of £1 million, in the last year for which figures are available.

 (70044)

137  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact on the incomes of hill farmers in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England of the proposed changes in the Common Agricultural Policy announced by the European Commission; what representations she made to the European Commission relating to the CAP prior to their recommendations; what recent discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; and what meetings she has arranged with the European Commission to discuss their proposals for reform of the CAP.

 (70373)

138  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) cattle and (b) sheep were transported from (i) England to Scottish abattoirs and (ii) Scotland to English abattoirs in each of the last five years; and how many (A) cattle and (B) sheep were transported from (1) the Irish Republic to abattoirs in Northern Ireland and (2) Northern Ireland to abattoirs in the Irish Republic in each of the last five years.

 (70374)

139  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she had made of the ability of hill farmers to diversify into other areas of business.

 (70371)

140  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid to small farmers in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England in each of the last five years for set-aside.

 (70437)

141  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representation the Scottish Executive will have on delegations to meetings with the European Commission to discuss their proposals for reform of the CAP.

 (70436)

142  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many shipments of nuclear waste are expected to be made by sea to Sellafield within the next two years.

 (70369)

143  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been paid to small family farms in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England in each of the last five years for environmental schemes.

 (70438)

144  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) mean and (b) median farm (i) incomes and (ii) sizes were in the last five years broken down by region.

 (71028)

145  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the ISG's preliminary analysis of the risk factors associated with cattle TB.

 (71029)

146  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals have been tested for bovine TB in 2002, broken down by month, in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

 (71021)

147  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the conclusions were of the GM crop trials in Herefordshire.

 (71027)

148  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average time has been between when cattle are being compulsorily slaughtered under TB control measures and the receipt of compensation payments by the farmer over the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (71019)

149  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what strategy options have been considered regarding the economic difficulties and movement restrictions regarding bovine TB; and when a decision will be made on these options.

 (71031)

150  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many false positives for bovine TB have been recorded in the current year; and how many false positives there were (a) as a percentage of positive tests and (b) as a percentage of all the tests.

 (71025)

151  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what delays there are in compensation payments for cattle compulsorily slaughtered under TB control; and what extra compensation has been paid for the delays.

 (71020)

152  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what compensation is provided for cattle that falsely test positive for bovine TB.

 (71014)

153  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Government provides for the (a) Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and (b) Veterinary Laboratories Agency and if this sum will be increased in 2003.

 (71018)

154  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether paragraph 31 of the 1993 Memorandum of Understanding on the subject of royal finances has been invoked since its inception.

 (69414)

155  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) received on the economic consequences of building new (i) airports and (ii) runways.

 (70868)

156  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Contact Committee on certain schemes for collective investment in securities is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70902)

157  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the European Securities Committee is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70903)

158  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on recovery of claims is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70917)

159  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on excise duties is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70906)

160  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Advisory Committee on value added tax is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70911)

161  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs Code Committee on duty-free arrangements is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70920)

162  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs Code Committee on tariff quotas is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70918)

163  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation, including the Fiscalis programme (SCAC): anti-fraud (SCAF) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70909)

164  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs Code Committee on origin is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70921)

165  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs 2002 Committee is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70914)

166  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs Code Committee on tariff and statistical nomenclature is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70919)

167  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation, including the Fiscalis programme (SCAC): information technology (SCIT) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70907)

168  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on mutual assistance for the recovery of claims is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70910)

169  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on administrative cooperation in the field of indirect taxation, including the Fiscalis programme (SCAC): training (SCAT) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70908)

170  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Contact Committee — European economic interest grouping is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70905)

171  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of UK citizens were born abroad; and what the corresponding figure was in each of the past 30 years.

 (71132)

172  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of membership of the EU to the UK in the last year for which figures are available.

 (71125)

173  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answers of 8th July, Official Report, column 769W, and 26th June, Official Report, column 945W, on taxation, if he will restate his Answers excluding benefits and assumed changes in original incomes; and if he will make a statement.

 (70755)

174  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 8th July, on the ONS, if he will place in the Library the recommendations that ONS made on each classification considered since 1st January; and if he will make a statement.

 (70752)

175  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, on public service monitoring, which targets are considered value for money targets for each government department; and if he will make a statement.

 (70753)

176  Mr John Taylor (Solihull): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the threshold of inheritance tax to recognise the increased proportion of most personal estates represented by the family home.

 (70832)

177  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints of mis-selling of (a) endowment policies and (b) other financial products by (i) tied agencies and (ii) independent financial advisers have been made to the Financial Services Authority in each of the last five years.

 (70370)

178  Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many questionnaires or forms seeking statistical information were sent to businesses by (a) the Office for National Statistics, (b) the Inland Revenue and (c) HM Customs and Excise in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many in each case were mandatory.

 (70838)

179  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the purpose of the facility at Morewenstow.

 (69415)

180  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has received from Spain regarding allegations of smuggling from Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.

 (69663)

181  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what Golden Jubilee celebrations took place hosted by the Governor of Gibraltar; what the costs were; and what local elected officials were invited to the functions.

 (69658)

182  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from New Zealand regarding the transport of nuclear fuel near its territory.

 (69654)

183  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what members of his Department participated in public ceremonies celebrating the Golden Jubilee on Gibraltar; if he will list the ceremonies on Gibraltar members of his Department attended; and if he will make a statement regarding the celebration of the Golden Jubilee on Gibraltar.

 (69660)

184  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's latest assessment is of progress with negotiations with Spain concerning Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.

 (69661)

185  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has received concerning negotiations between Russian and Iran on spent nuclear fuel; and if he will make a statement.

 (69674)

186  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received regarding changes to the constitution of Gibraltar.

 (69664)

187  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the citizens of Gibraltar about the future status of their territory.

 (69657)

188  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has received concerning the status of telephone services between Spain and Gibraltar.

 (69662)

189  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department has undertaken to collect the views of (a) citizens of Gibraltar and (b) the elected local representatives of those citizens regarding negotiations with Spain.

 (69655)

190  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has received regarding the views of (a) citizens of Gibraltar and (b) the elected local representatives of those citizens regarding negotiations with Spain.

 (69656)

191  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for the continued fighting in Liberia to threaten the stability of Sierra Leone.

 (70878)

192  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the appeal of the UN Security Council President for additional funding for peace building support in Sierra Leone.

 (70877)

193  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the fairness of the recent parliamentary elections in Mali.

 (70874)

194  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the relationship between the Central African Republic and its neighbouring countries.

 (70879)

195  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK observers were present to monitor the recent local elections in Cote d'Ivoire, including the campaign and polling day; and if he will make a statement.

 (69666)

196  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of the Cote d'Ivoire on the failure to distribute identity cards in time for the local elections on 7th July; and if he will make a statement.

 (69665)

197  Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who will construct the wording for any referendum in Gibraltar concerning its future status.

 (70722)

198  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the crash investigation report into Thai Airways flight TG261; and if he will make a statement.

 (70761)

199  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when (a) he last met and (b) plans next to meet representatives of the Kingdom of Thailand in relation to the British nationals killed in the crash of Thai Airways flight TG261 at Surat Thani in 1998; and if he will make a statement.

 (70762)

200  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the salary of the Director of the BBC World Service and Global News is paid out of his Department's grant to the BBC World Service.

 (70382)

201  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent violence in the Moluccas Islands directed towards Christians and other minorities by the Liskar Jihad movement, and the breakdown of the Malino Peace Agreement between the Christian and Muslim communities.

 (70773)

202  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the UK Government is taking to encourage the Indonesian Government to promote inter-faith dialogue between the groups and to prosecute persons responsible for inciting violence between religious communities.

 (70774)

203  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the President of Kenya's proposal to change the law allowing an extension of his presidential term; and if he will make a statement.

 (69866)

204  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions officials of his Department have held with the Polish Government in relation to the privatisation of the Polish Steel company.

 (69865)

205  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Turkish government with regard to the political situation in Turkey; and if he will make a statement.

 (71033)

206  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of the United States of America concerning the US Justice Department's planned terrorism information and prevention system; and if he will make a statement.

 (71035)

207  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received regarding risk assessments his Department has performed on CCA pressure-treated wood.

 (69659)

208  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason no city in Scotland was nominated for membership of European Cities Against Drugs.

 (70896)

209  Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many non-executive directors on the (a) Doncaster Royal Infirmary/Mexborough Montagu/Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust, (b) Barnsley PCT, (c) Barnsley District General Hospital Trust and (d) Doncaster West PCT live in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency.

 (70812)

210  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce plans to recruit more domestically trained and qualified podiatric surgeons.

 (70375)

211  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to reduce the waiting lists for podiatric surgery.

 (70376)

212  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time was in the (a) Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and (b) South East Hampshire Health Authority for treament of breast cancer in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (70999)

213  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what companies and organisations have expressed an interest in being involved in the private finance initiative for the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth; when he expects to make a decision on which of these will be involved; and if he will make a statment.

 (71000)

214  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 1209W, on doctors (suspensions), for what reasons absence or special leave or gardening leave are not included in official statistics; and what guidance is issued to NHS trusts on (a) staff suspensions and (b) placing staff on special or gardening leave.

 (70724)

215  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 846W, on doctors (suspensions), what data is available for the four years preceding 1st January 2000; what conclusions he has drawn as to the reasons for the increase in costs between the first quarter of 2000 and the first quarter of 2002; and what the total cumulative costs of suspensions lasting over six months was for each quarter of (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002 in (i) England and (ii) each region.

 (70725)

216  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which ambulance trusts train their ambulance staff in obstetrics and gynaecological care.

 (70729)

217  Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which health trusts have consultants specialising in neurofibromatosis; and how many doctors are receiving training in this illness.

 (70727)

218  Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has in place to increase funding for peer education projects as part of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.

 (70720)

219  Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the value of peer education projects as part of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.

 (70718)

220  Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education regarding (a) the promotion and take up of peer education projects in schools, (b) action to promote the take up of peer education projects in schools and (c) the incorporation of peer education projects into the National Curriculum, as part of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.

 (70719)

221  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 1205W, for what types of purposes 0870 numbers are used; and what level of payment is judged to be suitable.

 (71128)

222  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has carried out on the effects of (a) salt and (b) fat in the diet of (i) pre-school and (ii) school age children.

 (71122)

223  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on (a) drug resistant disease and (b) HIV/AIDS.

 (70884)

224  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the programmes that the Government is involved with in regard to HIV/AIDS research (a) at present and (b) in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the nature of the Government's involvement.

 (70843)

225  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards the discovery of new drugs to fight drug-resistant HIV/AIDS.

 (70829)

226  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding the cyber-terrorism threat to the energy industry; and what assessment has been made of NISCC cyber-terrorism counter measures since January.

 (69639)

227  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of computer hacking UNIRAS has recorded in 2002; and on how many occasions in 2002 his Department's computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers operating (a) within and (b) outside his Department.

 (69640)

228  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many specialist police officers are expected to be trained in the use of baton guns by the end of 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (71002)

229  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers convicted of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs (a) served the whole of their sentence and (b) had their sentence reduced, in each of the past 10 years.

 (70972)

230  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Road Traffic penalties consultation; and if he will make a statement.

 (70975)

231  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the breath tests carried out by police officers proved (a) over the legal drink-drive limit and (b) positive, but not over the legal drink-drive limit, broken down by police force, in each of the last 10 years.

 (70954)

232  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers convicted of multiple counts of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs (a) were given concurrent sentences and (b) were given consecutive sentences, in each of the past 10 years.

 (70974)

233  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average penalty given to (a) drivers convicted of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs and (b) drivers convicted of multiple counts of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs in each of the past 10 years.

 (70971)

234  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers charged with causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs were involved in crashes that resulted in multiple deaths in each of the past 10 years.

 (70968)

235  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers were convicted of multiple counts of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs in each of the past 10 years.

 (70970)

236  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs in each of the past 10 years.

 (70967)

237  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers convicted of multiple counts of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs (a) served the whole of their sentences and (b) had their sentence reduced, in each of the past 10 years.

 (70973)

238  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers convicted of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs caused crashes which resulted in multiple deaths in each of the past 10 years.

 (70969)

239  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many breath tests were carried out by police officers, broken down by police force, in each of the last 10 years.

 (70953)

240  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of deaths in police custody.

 (70830)

241  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 12th July, ref 68234, what assessment he has made of the causes of the change in the annual number of deaths in police custody since 1992.

 (70952)

242  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July, Official Report, column 896W, if he will list the services accessed by the public for which 0870 numbers are used; and what factors are considered in reaching a decision.

 (71130)

243  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee on the system for comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention (Eurodac) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70928)

244  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the programme of exchanges, training and co-operation between law enforcement authorities (OISIN) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70925)

245  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the Joint Action establishing a programe of exchanges, training and co-operation for persons responsible for action to combat organised crime (Falcone) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70923)

246  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the incentive, exchange, training and co-operation programme for combating trade in human beings and the sexual exploitation of children (STOP) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70922)

247  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the incentive, exchange, training and co-operation programme for the prevention of crime (Hippokrates) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70924)

248  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the programme of training, exchanges and co-operation in the field of asylum immigration and crossing of external borders (Odysseus) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70929)

249  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the European Refugee Fund (ERF) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70930)

250  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the costs of his proposals to create a civil nuclear constabulary.

 (70892)

251  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the cost of policing nuclear sites from terrorist attacks for the years (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002.

 (70891)

252  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the population of English prisons in each of the last five years for (a) men, (b) women and (c) juveniles.

 (70817)

253  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) reported for and (b) convicted of offences related to paedophilia and how many of the latter were repeat offenders in Wales in the last five years.

 (71004)

254  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those convicted of offences relating to paedophilia (a) lived, (b) worked and (c) were reported within 10 kilometres of a children's home in Wales in the last five years.

 (71003)

255  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's methodology for recording crime statistics; and when this methodology was last changed.

 (71013)

256  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were (a) reported and (b) convicted for offences related to paedophilia per person aged 18 and under in Wales, in the last five years.

 (71024)

257  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to (a) monitor and (b) record the length of time between tabling of ordinary written questions to her Department and her Department's answers.

 (69645)

258  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has recently received regarding the institutional development of the Small Enterprise Development Agency.

 (69641)

259  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations her Department has received regarding the review of microfinance institutions in Kenya which her Department supports.

 (69644)

260  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations her Department has recently received regarding her Department's support of microfinance institutions in Uganda.

 (69642)

261  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of microfinance institutions supported by her Department make available voluntary savings facilities.

 (69643)

262  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact the use of child labour in the diamond trade of the Central African Republic African Republic is having on efforts to educate children in the country; and if she will make a statement.

 (70871)

263  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received that refugees in the Tongogara camp have been sexually abused by relief workers affiliated to non-governmental organisations.

 (71127)

264  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance she has offered to the President of Sierra Leone to ensure the provision of basic services in the country.

 (70876)

265  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much of the money allocated by the Government for the procurement of maize meal in Lesotho has been spent; and if she will make a statement.

 (70873)

266  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the barriers preventing the transportation of the surplus in cereal production in northern Mozambique to areas of the country facing food shortages; what steps her Department is taking to overcome these barriers; and if she will make a statement.

 (70872)

267  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action she is taking to bring good governance to the Central African Republic.

 (70870)

268  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that HIV/AIDS detection facilities are available in the Central African Republic.

 (70880)

269  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July, ref 68323, on HIV/AIDS, on what occasions HIV/AIDS related projects funded by her Department have been changed following impact assessments.

 (71136)

270  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July, ref 68323, on HIV/AIDS, what action her Department is taking to ensure information of good practice in high impact projects is shared for the benefit of other projects seeking to tackle the HIV/AIDS virus.

 (71135)

271  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will provide a breakdown of how money was spent by her Department in each year since 1998-99 on each programme listed in Table 2 of Annex 1 of the Departmental Report 2002.

 (71150)

272  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will provide a breakdown of how money was spent by her Department in each year since 1998-99 on each programme listed in Table 4 of Annex 1 to the Departmental Report 2002 under the headings (a) bilateral country and regional programmes, (b) Middle East and North Africa, (c) South Asia, (d) East Africa and Pacific, (e) Asia regional, (f) Latin America and Caribbean, (g) Europe and Central Asia, (h) Overseas Territories, (i) conflict and humanitarian affairs, (j) research and economic policy, (k) education, (l) enterprise development, (m) health and population, (n) international trade, (o) private sector policy, (p) rural livelihoods and environmental policy, (q) other non-country/regional specific programmes, (r) regional development banks and (s) the European Community Attribution Programme.

 (71149)

273  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 4th July, Official Report, column 539W, if the repayment schedule of the International Finance Corporation loan to Nova Hut steelworks has been renegotiated as a result of its recent acquisition by LNM Holdings.

 (70043)

274  Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what she estimates the main benefits were for heavily indebted poorer countries arising from the recent G8 talks.

 (70833)

275  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the levels of political violence in Liberia; and what discussions she has had with the British High Commission in Liberia regarding political violence.

 (71146)

276  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the African Union.

 (71137)

277  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the number of attacks on aid workers in Afghanistan.

 (71139)

278  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN Commission on Human Rights in promoting human rights in the developing world.

 (71148)

279  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Defence Secretary regarding his Department's assistance in reconstruction work in Afghanistan.

 (71143)

280  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the progress made by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in fighting AIDS.

 (71009)

281  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she intends to continue to fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in the next financial year.

 (71010)

282  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the level of forced labour and forced militarisation of refugees in refugee camps in Afghanistan.

 (71142)

283  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support civil society groups in Liberia.

 (71145)

284  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the United Nations regarding the protection afforded to internally displaced people in Angola.

 (71144)

285  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what priority her Department accords the promotion of human rights in its development policy.

 (71147)

286  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects have so far received funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

 (71011)

287  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the remit is of the UK's Working Group on Access to Medicines; who the members of the group are; who it has consulted; and when it expects to report its conclusions to Parliament.

 (71008)

288  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of pledges made to fund Afghanistan's reconstruction at the Bonn Conference have been met.

 (71140)

289  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department provides to internally displaced people in Afghanistan.

 (71141)

290  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department intends to give to the new African Union.

 (71138)

291  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes the Government is funding to fight AIDS in Africa; how much the Government is planning to spend on this in the next three financial years; and what other measures the Government plans on this issue.

 (71012)

292  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which non-governmental organisations the Government is assisting to help small scale farmers revive maize production in Zimbabwe; and if she will make a statement on these projects.

 (70889)

293  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the process by which farm workers' organisations in the UN World Food Programme monitors those forced off farms in Zimbabwe; and what steps the Government is taking to meet their humanitarian needs.

 (70893)

294  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which non-governmental organisations the Government is assisting to help poor farmers in the communal areas to increase food production in Zimbabwe; and if she will make a statement on these projects.

 (70894)

295  Mr Mike Wood (Batley & Spen): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the total monetary value of the aid given by the British Government to Malawi in the last financial year; and if she will list the three most important items of this aid.

 (70763)

296  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, who decides whether a judge ought to be authorised to hear rape trials; and how the decision is taken.

 (70689)

297  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the judges in the Court of Appeal who were authorised to hear rape trials when they were judges of first instance.

 (70818)

298  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reports he has received from the Judicial Studies Board in connection with the comments made on rape trials by the HMIC/CPSI Thematic Report.

 (70687)

299  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, by when the Judicial Studies Board will have considered the comments made on rape trials by the HMIC/CPSI Thematic Report.

 (70683)

300  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether there is outside inspection of judges' conduct before they are authorised to hear rape trials.

 (70690)

301  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, who teaches the Serious Sexual Offences seminars to judges authorised to hear rape cases.

 (70685)

302  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the judges in the (a) High Court and (b) Crown Court who are authorised to hear rape trials.

 (70827)

303  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what procedure there is for removing the authorisation to judges to hear rape trials; and to whom the procedure is available.

 (70680)

304  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, to whom in his Department, and when, the Judicial Studies Board will report on its consideration of the HMIC/CPSI Thematic Report.

 (70688)

305  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans there are for the Judicial Studies Board to report back to him on its consideration of the HMIC/CPSI Thematic Report.

 (70684)

306  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9th July, Official Report, column 832W, on rape, if he will place in the Library the content of the Serious Sexual Offences Seminar to which he referred.

 (70890)

307  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether the Serious Sexual Offences seminar is attended by judges (a) before and (b) after they are authorised to hear rape trials.

 (70679)

308  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he will take to ensure improved education for judges into the gender issues in rape trials.

 (70686)

309  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what authorisation is necessary before a court of appeal judge may hear rape appeals.

 (70681)

310  Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the total fines imposed in each of the last three years for each Magistrates' Court area in Greater Manchester; what percentage of fines was collected in each area in each year; what percentage of fines was written off in each year in each area; and what progress is being made in improving the enforcement ratio.

 (70723)

311  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will publish the evidence presented to the consultation exercise on 'Making decisions: helping people who have difficulty in deciding for themselves'.

 (70173)

312  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, with reference to consultation on 'Making decisions: helping people who have difficulty in deciding for themselves', what legal advice is available to patients faced by a doctor's decision to withhold food or fluid.

 (70171)

313  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, with reference to the consultation on 'Making decisions: helping people who have difficulty in deciding for themselves', what discussions he plans to have with elected members on the issue of extending legal protection for those patients who are unable to communicate for themselves.

 (70170)

314  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to bring forward legislation following the consultation paper, 'Making decisions: helping people who have difficulty in deciding for themselves'.

 (70172)

315  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many new cities he expects to create in the next three years.

 (70816)

316  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what grounds a freedom of information request can be denied by the Government; and how many of these requests have been denied in the last five years, broken down by reason for denial.

 (70886)

317  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what legislation governs individuals' freedom to request information from the Government.

 (70888)

318  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the review process for a freedom of information complaint.

 (70887)

319  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has received from the US Government regarding the proposed Galileo satellite navigation system.

 (70698)

320  Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Solicitor General, when the Director of Public Prosecutions will publish his Annual Report.

 (70726)

321  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what plans the Commission has to review legislation regarding financial contributions to political parties.

 (71030)

322  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices were closed due to a lack of suitable sub postmasters at the latest available date.

 (70875)

323  
N  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 1388W, on the Post Office, if she will make a statement on the level of performance of first class deliveries between Wirral and London in 2001.

 (69779)

324  Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 8th July, Official Report, column 672W, what evidence she draws on to suggest that liberalisation of business, financial, telecommunications and transport services are most likely to contribute to development in developing countries.

 (70938)

325  Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to encourage developing countries (a) to conduct an impact assessment before deciding whether to liberalise service sectors and (b) to consult civil society and carry out an assessment before the March 2003 deadline for offers.

 (70939)

326  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) post offices and (b) sub-post offices closed in Scotland in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

 (71126)

327  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimates have been made by her Department on the extent to which the Galileo satellite navigation system will duplicate services available under the Global Positioning System.

 (70709)

328  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who will be responsible for the end-of-life vehicles from 2007 for cars that have (a) been stolen in foreign countries and imported into the UK where they are sold through the second hand market and (b) brought into the UK as grey imports; and if she will make a statement.

 (70717)

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

 (70996)

330  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 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.

 (70991)

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

 (70990)

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

 (70995)

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

 (70992)

334  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 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.

 (70993)

335  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many complaints her Department has received about its 2001 consultations in electronic or printed form.

 (70994)

336  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to set up an Independent Regulator for Accountancy and Audit.

 (70714)

337  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether her co-ordinating Group on Audit and Accountancy issues (a) has discussed and (b) will discuss (i) an independent Regulator of Accountancy and (ii) a ban on sales of other services by auditors to audit clients.

 (70715)

338  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who the members of the co-ordinating Group on Audit and Accounting issues are; which organisations they represent; what their accountancy qualifications are; what accountancy bodies they belong to; what the dates of meetings are; what the accountancy connections are of individuals and parties they have invited to comment; and whether the minutes will be published.

 (70713)

339  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what complaints were received by her Department about accounting practices at WorldCom in Britain in 1999; and what action was taken to investigate.

 (70754)

340  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether she plans to review major reform in accountancy regulation (a) now and (b) at the end of the first five years of the existence of the Accountacy Foundation.

 (70716)

341  Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department was informed of the decision to change the name of the Post Office to Consignia.

 (70883)

342  Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department was informed of the proposal to charge to deliver early morning mail for small businesses receiving fewer than 20 letters per day.

 (70882)

343  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 1092W, if she will make a statement on the nature of the business requirements referred to; and how many 0870 numbers are used.

 (71129)

344  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on fees, implementation rules and the procedure of the boards of appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (trademarks and design) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 (70904)

345  Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received on the activities of Mail Logistics Ltd.

 (70831)

346  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact on small businesses in rural areas of (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England of the proposal to impose charges for delivery of mail prior to 9 a.m.

 (70368)

347  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what impact the decision by Consignia to impose a charge to businesses to deliver letters before 9 a.m. will have on the Universal Service Obligation.

 (70366)

348  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has made to Consignia in relation to their proposal to charge businesses for deliveries prior to 9 a.m.

 (70367)

349  Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of processed claims made under the Icelandic Waters Trawlermen's Compensation Scheme have been rejected.

 (70839)

350  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her assessment is of the impact of the Employment Relations Act 1999.

 (70885)

351  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received regarding the encouragement of venture capital in the UK.

 (71023)

352  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) received on the economic consequences of building new (i) airports and (ii) runways.

 (70866)

353  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish guidelines related to (a) workplace parking and (b) road use charging; whether the guidance will be retrospective; and if he will make a statement.

 (70814)

354  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place a copy of the report by the Health and Safety Executive on IT systems in operation at Swanwick and West Drayton in the Library.

 (70735)

355  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answers of 11th June, Official Report, column 1134W and of 10th June to the honourable Member for Fareham, Official Report, column 759W, on Swanwick, what statutory restrictions on the disclosure of information obtained by HSE in pursuance of its powers apply in relation to the HSE report on IT systems in operation at Swanwick.

 (70732)

356  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what powers (a) he and (b) the Mayor of London (i) have and (ii) will have to place the Tube Infracos into administration; under what legislation these powers are in place; and if he will make a statement.

 (70813)

357  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much has been spent on changes in office accommodation as a result of the change in department structure since June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70704)

358  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a full set of roadworks in 2002-03 area maps published by the Roadworks and Traffic Information Unit of the Highways Agency.

 (70778)

359  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes there have been in the total wage expenditure budget since the departmental reorganisation in June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70712)

360  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment has been made for his Department and the Strategic Rail Authority on the benefits of Crossrail; and if he will make a statement.

 (70740)

361  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has been conducted (a) by and (b) for (i) his Department and (ii) the Highways Agency in relation to the (A) M60 J5-8 widening, (B) M25 J12-15 widening, (C) A46 Newark-Lincoln improvement, (D) A43 M40-B4031 dualling, (E) A11 Roundham Heath-Attleborough dualling and (F) A1 Willowburn-Denwick improvement; if he will place copies of related documentation in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

 (70682)

362  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much has been spent on consultancy fees in relation to the change in department structure since June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70711)

363  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations his Department and the Strategic Rail Authority have received on Crossrail proposals from (a) the Royal Docks Cross Rail Group, (b) Crossrail and (c) other groups; and if he will make a statement.

 (70745)

364  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library his Department's last accommodation requirements review.

 (70770)

365  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has been conducted for his Department and the Highways Agency on the differential costs between programmed maintenance and ad hoc repairs; and if he will make a statement.

 (70739)

366  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on recent changes to Transport Direct.

 (70738)

367  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place a copy of the final report on research conducted for his predecessor Department by Cap Gemini Ernst and Young on Travel Information and Retailing Policy Information in July 2000.

 (70737)

368  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent changes (a) have taken place and (b) are planned relating to (i) the organisation of the Highways Agency and (ii) the Highways Agency website; and if he will make a statement.

 (70748)

369  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much has been spent by his Department in re-branding his Department (a) in total and (b) sub-divided between (i) design of the departmental logo, (ii) design and orders of new stationery, (iii) department signage and (iv) website design as a result of the Department structural change in June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70692)

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

 (70736)

371  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library his Department's departmental-owned residential property record.

 (70771)

372  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much was paid by his Department in compensation to ministers from the former Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who left Government in June; and if he will make a statement.

 (70705)

373  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the change in cost of utilities has been arising from the pilot study of the working of section 74A of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991.

 (70378)

374  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the likely annual change in cost of utilities to the average household following the national implementation of section 74A of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991.

 (70377)

375  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the assessment of the pilot study of the working of section 74A of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991; and when this will be available.

 (70379)

376  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates his Department has made of the economic and transport-related benefits to the United Kingdom and the European Union from the proposed Galileo satellite navigation system.

 (70697)

377  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what investigations have been made by his Department into the possible use of the Galileo satellite system for monitoring the movements of motorists.

 (70696)

378  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates have been made by his Department of the extent to which the proposed Galileo satellite navigation system will duplicate services available under the Global Positioning System.

 (70708)

379  Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total estimated cost is of the Galileo Satellite Navigation System; how much the United Kindgom is contributing; and if he will make a statement on the need for the Galileo system.

 (71032)

380  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, 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.

 (70963)

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

 (70965)

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

 (70966)

383  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many complaints his Department has received about its 2001 consultations in electronic or printed form.

 (70964)

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

 (70960)

385  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in what format his Departmnet has published the results of its 2001 written consultations.

 (70962)

386  Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, 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.

 (70961)

387  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many train operating companies have not implemented recommendation 69 of the Ladbroke Grove public inquiry report.

 (69868)

388  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he takes to verify that Lord Cullen's recommendations in the Ladbroke Grove public inquiry report have been implemented.

 (69867)

389  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many serious injuries have resulted from crashes caused by drivers with (a) more than 80 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, (b) between 50 and 80 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, (c) between 20 and 50 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream and (d) a trace of alcohol, but less than 20 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, in each of the last 10 years.

 (70959)

390  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many deaths have resulted from crashes caused by drivers with (a) more than 80 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, (b) between 50 and 80 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, (c) between 20 and 50 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream and (d) a trace of alcohol, but less than 20 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, in each of the last 10 years.

 (70958)

391  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) slightly injured on roads in England and Wales by a driver who was over the drink-drive limit in each of the last 10 years.

 (70955)

392  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many crashes in which people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured, (c) slightly injured and (d) not injured on roads in England and Wales were caused by a driver who was over the drink-drive limit in each of the last 10 years.

 (70956)

393  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many crashes on roads in England and Wales involving multiple fatalities were caused by a driver who was over the drink-drive limit in each of the last 10 years.

 (70957)

394  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the EU Committee on the movement of air or sea passengers' baggage (principles) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 (70912)

395  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much revenue has been raised by vehicle excise duty in each of the last five years.

 (70182)

396  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what contingency plans have been put in place against the event of a shipwreck involving a ship carrying nuclear waste to Sellafield off the coast of the UK.

 (70372)

397  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what investment programmes are planned for the Great Western Rail Network; and if he will make a statement.

 (70828)

398  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that accessible information on benefits is sent out to those who need it in (a) large print, (b) braille and (c) audiotape.

 (70895)

399  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of, and how many, incapacity benefit recipients, who would otherwise have seen a reduction in benefit due to receipt of personal or occupational pension, were exempted because they were in receipt of disability living allowance higher rate care component since April 2001.

 (70821)

400  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much total expenditure on incapacity benefit has been reduced as a result of the rules on offsetting of personal or occupational pensions introduced in April 2001.

 (70822)

401  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity benefit recipients have had their benefit reduced since April 2001 because they were in receipt of payments from an occupational or personal pension scheme or permanent health insurance scheme.

 (70820)

402  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled children aged (a) three and (b) four years have been awarded disability living allowance higher rate mobility components since April 2001, and how much this costs.

 (70819)

403  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families have received the income support enhanced disability premium in respect of a disabled child since April 2001.

 (70824)

404  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by how many adults have received the income support enhanced disability premium since April 2001.

 (70823)

405  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received a net increase in benefit income as a result of receiving non-contributory incapacity benefit instead of severe disablement allowance.

 (70826)

406  Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the overall expenditure has been on the enhanced disability premium in income support, housing benefit and council tax benefit since April 2001.

 (70825)

407  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incapacity reviews were undertaken in each of the last five years; and what the average time was to complete these reviews in each year.

 (70836)

408  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what changes have been introduced into the incapacity benefit medical testing regime in the last 12 months; and what future changes are proposed.

 (70835)

409  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether student loan repayments and student overdraft interest payments are counted as outgoings when the CSA calculates payments due from absent parents.

 (70749)

410  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the proportion of parents with care in receipt of income support, income-based jobseeker's allowance and corresponding benefits in earlier years, who were in receipt of child maintenance in (a) 1979, (b) 1993, (c) 1997 and (d) the latest year for which figures are available.

 (71036)

411  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the impact on the disabled of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

 (71015)

412  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Cabinet Office, how the Government defines the term, public servant; if he will provide a list of who is included in this definition; and what the average annual salary is for public servants, broken down by region.

 (71016)

413  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 217W, on variable road speeds, if he will place a copy of the report in the Library.

 [Transferred]   (70694)

414  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 220W, on road widening, what the total cost of the schemes referred to is; and what the cost of each scheme is.

 [Transferred]   (70733)

415  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans there are for (a) guidance and (b) legislation relating to the implementation of multi-modal studies; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70742)

416  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what criteria he uses to determine city status for local authorities.

 [Transferred]   (70815)

417  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the Community action programme concerning co-operation policy in the youth field, including European Voluntary service and youth exchange within the Community and with third countries (YOUTH) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70897)

418  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for the cost of the private finance initiative of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, being raised; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70998)

419  Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July, Official Report, column 1017W, what conditions in Macedonia have to be met.

 [Transferred]   (71131)

420  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 221W, on journey times, what research reports have been produced by (a) the Highways Agency and (b) the Department as a result of the research and studies to which he refers; and if he will place copies of these reports in the Library.

 [Transferred]   (70734)

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

 [Transferred]   (70901)

422  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on economic outward-processing arrangements for textiles is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70916)

423  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the EU Committee on the export of cultural goods is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70915)

424  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the EU Committee on the service in the Member State of judicial and extrajudicial documents and on co-operation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70926)

425  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the EU Committee on the jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility for children of both spouses and on the jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels I and II) is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70927)

426  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) received on the economic consequences of building new (i) airports and (ii) runways.

 [Transferred]   (70867)

427  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the application of the rules on the manufacture and placing on the market of certain substances used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (70913)



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