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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Thursday 18 July 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 18 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.
 


 

THURSDAY 18TH JULY

1  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list the amount allocated to each of the regional crime reduction directors.

 (71217)

2  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list for each government office in the regions what proportion of the office's annual spend for 2001-02 was allocated to combating retail crime.

 (71224)

3  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list for each statutory crime and disorder partnership the amount spent on retail crime partnerships in the financial year 2001-02.

 (71223)

4  
N  
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will introduce an urban regeneration company to Gloucester.

 (70844)

5  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes there have been in the total wage expenditure budget of his Department since the departmental reorganisation in June; and if he will make a statement.

 (71450)

6  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to promote and facilitate local authorities' participation in the In Town Without My Car! Day; and if he will make a statement.

 (71227)

7  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will list for each area-based initiative for which his Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71464)

8  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much funding has been granted to the Housing Corporation in each of the years 1990 to 2001.

 (71298)

9  Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) houses and (b) flats have been completed by housing associations in each of the years 1990 to 2001.

 (71299)

10  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to revise regulations regarding traveller encampments.

 (71096)

11  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many people claimed housing benefit as a percentage of the total population in (a) the Colchester constituency and (b) Essex between 1998 and 2002.

 (71472)

12  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many dwellings he estimates are empty in each local authority area in (a) Essex and (b) Suffolk.

 (71471)

13  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 584W, on air-conditioning, what his policy is on implementation of the ban on the use of chlorofluorocarbons in chiller plant in buildings owned by his Department; when a decision will be taken on a choice of air-conditioning for the QE2 building to replace the present refrigerants of chlorofluorocarbon provenance; and whether it is intended that the new provison will contain not-in-kind and HFC refrigerants.

 (71597)

14  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what actions his Department has taken to communicate to (a) the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and (b) the Building Services Journal the Government's policy on the use of HFC refrigerants in air-conditioning.

 (71357)

15  
N  
David Wright (Telford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what consultations will take place with relevant former new town local authorities on which sites and projects will be designated as strategic under stage two of the review of English Partnerships.

 (70793)

16  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which libraries have (a) opened and (b) reopened since 1997; and what sources of public funding are available to them.

 (71167)

17  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will list for each area-based initiative for which her Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71458)

18  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will make a decision on the memorial fountain to Diana Princess of Wales; when work on the memorial fountain will commence; and when it is expected that the memorial fountain will be on view to the public.

 (71243)

19  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her latest estimate is of the cost of the memorial fountain to Diana, Princess of Wales; and if she will make a statement.

 (71244)

20  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on hiring heavylift aircraft since 1st July 1998 for use in UK defence or aid-related activities.

 (70782)

21  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans there are for the future of HMS Nottingham.

 (70786)

22  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Royal Navy warship will be deployed to replace the duties undertaken by HMS Nottingham.

 (70948)

23  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected cost is of the lease of C17 aircraft throughout its entire term.

 (70780)

24  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the repairs to HMS Southampton cost following her accident in the Gulf in 1988; and how long the repairs took to make.

 (70784)

25  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he plans to extend the service life of fleet submarines.

 (70788)

26  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the RAF's C17 aircraft have exceeded the flying hours agreed under the terms of their lease; and if he will make a statement.

 (70783)

27  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many mine countermeasures vessels are operational.

 (70787)

28  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the cost of leasing four C17 aircraft is greater than purchasing individual C17 aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

 (70781)

29  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if warships will be brought out of (a) reserve and (b) extended readiness to replace HMS Nottingham while she is out of service.

 (70785)

30  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Chilean Government has expressed an interest in existing Type 23 frigates or new build vessels; and if he will make a statement.

 (70789)

31  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the interdepartmental discussions on Criterion 8 of the Consolidated Criteria relating to sustainable development.

 (71539)

32  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future of army cadets in Bridgwater, Somerset.

 (71240)

33  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training was carried out on the Quantocks in 2001; and by whom.

 (71295)

34  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the redeployment of navigators when the Tornado is replaced by the Eurofighter.

 (71180)

35  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Ref 69695 and 69696, on service accommodation, what plans he has to improve the standard of service families' accommodation in Warminster.

 (71554)

36  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on HMS Fearless; and what plans he has to bring the ship back into service whilst the launch of HMS Albion is delayed.

 (71534)

37  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS Albion will enter service.

 (71535)

38  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married families are awaiting the allocation of appropriate housing in Colchester.

 (71473)

39  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to improve the standard of service families' accommodation in Colchester.

 (71474)

40  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters there are in Colchester, broken down by standard of condition.

 (71475)

41  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list for each area-based initiative for which her Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71457)

42  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance was given by her Department to training and enterprise councils on the virement of funds between the budgets allocated for work-based training for young people and adults and those for central TEC administration, for each of the years 1995-96 to 2000-01.

 (71170)

43  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list in respect of each training and enterprise council the number of staff (a) employed at the end of 1999-2000, (b) transferred to the Learning and Skills Council, (c) transferred to the Small Business Service, (d) transferred to Business Links, (e) transferred to other organisations and (f) made redundant by the TEC prior to 31st March 2001.

 (71173)

44  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list in respect of each training and enterprise council for 2000-01 the proportion of total expenditure on government-funded programmes represented by central administration costs; and what assessment she has made of whether the sums spent on central administration represented value for public money.

 (71172)

45  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list (a) the total sums made available by her Department or its predecessors to training and enterprise councils for their central administration costs and (b) the amounts actually spent by TECs on central administration for each year from 1995-96 to 2000-01.

 (71168)

46  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list the aggregate amounts for each year from 1995-96 to 2000-01 to which her Department gave consent to transfer by training and enterprise councils between budget heads, showing for each budget head the total amount transferred out and the heads to which it was transferred.

 (71171)

47  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list in respect of each programme transferred to the Learning and Skills Council (a) the agency, or agencies, previously responsible, (b) the total resources allocated in 2000-01, (c) the total resources allocated for 2001-02 and (d) the estimated costs of administering the programme in 2000-01.

 (71175)

48  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list in respect of each training and enterprise council (a) her estimate of the aggregate of training and enterprise council surpluses attributable to public funds, (b) the amount paid over to public funds to date in respect of those surpluses, and (c) the action her Department is taking to recover outstanding amounts.

 (71174)

49  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list (a) the total sums made available to training and enterprise councils and (b) the sums spent by TECs on (i) work-based training for young people, (ii) work-based training for adults and (iii) other government-funded programmes, in each year from 1995-96 to 2000-01.

 (71169)

50  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 24th June, Official Report, column 674W, on medical degree places, how many students applied for medical degree courses in each year since 1997.

 (71159)

51  Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what extra funding, in addition to the education standard spending assessment, has been provided (a) directly to schools and (b) to local authorities in England since 1999 in each local authority.

 (71307)

52  Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what extra funding, in addition to the education standard spending assessment, has been supplied to (a) schools and (b) local authorities in England as a result of successful bids since 1999 in each local authority.

 (71308)

53  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much of the additional funding in the spending review will be allocated to sixth form colleges; and when she expects funding for sixth form colleges to be increased to match the level allocated to sixth forms in schools.

 (71606)

54  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what loss of public funds has been identified, and what frauds have been uncovered, in the work of learning providers using individual learning accounts.

 (70444)

55  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment she has made of the cost of the closure of (a) the Individual Learning Account programme, (b) the investigation by the ILA Compliance Unit and (c) referrals of ILA learning providers to the police.

 (70445)

56  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what percentage of ILA learning provider claims have been met since the closure of the Individual Learning Account programme.

 (70446)

57  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many learning providers have been investigated by the Individual Learning Accounts Compliance Unit since 1st November 2001; and how many prosecutions have taken place.

 (70447)

58  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate she has made of how many ILA learners have had to leave their courses because of the closure of individual learning accounts.

 (70448)

59  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to replace individual learning accounts with a successor programme; and if she will make a statement.

 (70450)

60  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list for each area-based initiative for which her Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71456)

61  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the criteria by which roads and pathways will be categorised under the Countryside, England Vehicular Access Across Common and Other Land (England) Regulations 2002.

 (71232)

62  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many village halls were built in England between 1997 and 2002.

 (71235)

63  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what help she plans to give (a) rural farms to help with modulation and (b) environmental schemes (i) in national parks and (ii) elsewhere.

 (71297)

64  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she will take under the CAP reforms to ensure Exmoor gets grant aid for environmetal projects.

 (71236)

65  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidelines have been issued to the Parrett catchment project by the Government; and what its remit is.

 (71365)

66  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 12th March, from the honourable Member for the Vale of York, of a constituent County Councillor John Savage, regarding BSE in sheep.

 (71242)

67  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 10th June from the honourable Member for the Vale of York on behalf of constituent L. Peter Davies, concerning the Meat and Livestock Commission.

 (71301)

68  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of 13th May, from the honourable Member for the Vale of York, on behalf of a constituent, Joan Cambage, regarding SI843.

 (71241)

69  Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where health certification was carried out in respect of the five consignments of live sheep exported from Dover to continental Europe on 15th July, how many of the sheep were rejected as unfit for the intended journey; where those sheep were taken; what final destination address was given on the route plan for each of the consignments; and what responsibility she had to check whether the arrangement foreseen in the route plan to rest, feed and water the animals, and the requirements of European Community law, were adhered to once the animals left the United Kingdom.

 (71540)

70  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 717W, on air conditioning, if she will make a statement on the results of the monitoring of the Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment; and what progress has been made in BREEAM to discourage the procurement of refrigerants with a high global warming potential.

 (71453)

71  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 717W, what conclusions have been reached by the Sustainable Procurement Group on enabling government departments to work more closely with their suppliers with the intention of notifying suppliers more effectively of the Government's view of hydrofluorocarbons as a non-sustainable technology.

 (71451)

72  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste list will provide that retailers' special waste licences will require them to store end-of-life electrical items at places where they will be reclassified as hazardous waste.

 (71358)

73  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she has taken to ensure civic amenity sites will be able to continue accepting end-of-life electrical products if they are reclassified as hazardous waste.

 (71359)

74  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason glass, ceramics and metals, recovered after thermal and other industrial processing, cannot be included in recycling targets under the Audit Commission's best-value definition.

 (71176)

75  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will ensure that special precautions are taken to protect the people of Canvey Island at the time of the high tide expected in October.

 (71455)

76  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to correspondence from the honourable Member for West Suffolk of October 2001 in respect of his constituents, Mr Bennett and Mrs Wilcockson, regarding the home energy efficiency scheme.

 (70449)

77  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the work done by Bee Disease Insurance Limited to prevent the outbreak of harmful diseases amongst honey bees.

 (70451)

78  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the new chairs of the regional fisheries, ecology and recreation advisory committees for the (a) Southern, (b) South West, (c) North West and (d) Thames region, on increasing access to water in their region for canoeists.

 (71586)

79  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many appointments have been made to regional fisheries, ecology and recreation advisory committees since 1997; and how many have a (a) canoeing background and (b) fishing background.

 (71587)

80  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government's policy is on recycling sewage sludge on land as an environmentally sustainable option; when the revised regulations will be available for consultation; and if she will make a statement.

 (71304)

81  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to other member states of the European Union since the refusal of the French Government to lift the ban on the import of UK beef within the 15 day period set down by the European Court.

 (70632)

82  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to (a) the European Commission and (b) her French counterpart on the French ban on the import of UK beef since the expiry of the 15 day period imposed by the European Court for the lifting of the ban.

 (70673)

83  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what input the Government has into the process to be followed by the European Court following the refusal of the French Government to lift the ban on the import of UK beef within the 15 day time limit set down by the European Court.

 (70633)

84  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent research she has commissioned on a bovine TB vaccine that is better than 60 per cent. effective; and if she will make a statement on progress.

 (71294)

85  Mr Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Treasury is reconsidering the strategy of Government and the private sector performing the functions of tax return preparer on the Internet as direct e-commerce service providers to consumers.

 (71601)

86  Mr Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Treasury intends to revise its strategy of providing on-line tax return services where such services can be provided by the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

 (71602)

87  Mr Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Treasury's proposed investment in the Internal Revenue's Internet self-assessment programme is for (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004, including its marketing and advertising budget; and if he will make a statement.

 (71603)

88  Mr Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Treasury is taking to introduce public-private partnerships into the e-commerce sector; and if he will make a statement.

 (71600)

89  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff of the Contributions Agency are employed on soliciting national insurance contributions for non-employed persons currently resident abroad; at what cost in the last year for which figures are available; and what the average annual revenue from such overseas residents was over the last three years.

 (71181)

90  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many drug seizures from foreign vessels have been made in Scottish waters since 1995.

 (70635)

91  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Customs staff were employed in Scotland in each year since 1995.

 (70634)

92  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the weight of drug seizures from foreign vessels caught in Scottish waters has been in each year since 1995, broken down by type of drug.

 (70636)

93  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 286W, on the Community Development Venture Capital Fund, if he will list those private sector initiatives in which his Department has invested in the last three years, indicating (a) the amount and (b) the purpose.

 (71364)

94  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the survival rate was for throat cancer in the UK in the last 12 months.

 (71097)

95  Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates he has made of the amount of VAT (a) due on commission payments to independent financial advisers and (b) on commission payments to independent financial advisors collected in the latest year for which figures are available.

 (71310)

96  Ian Lucas (Wrexham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that HM Customs and Excise communicate to independent financial advisers the fact that sales commission attracts VAT.

 (71309)

97  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what incentives he provides to encourage employers to offer occupational pension schemes for their employees.

 (70442)

98  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the 2000 Spending Review PSAs as referred to in paragraph 1.15 of Public Service Agreements 2003-6 Cm 5571, before 24th July; and if he will make a statement.

 (71302)

99  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the consultation paper on a revised version of Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government before 24th July; and if he will make a statement.

 (71303)

100  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his press release of 26th June on the Commonwealth Education Fund, under which expenditure heading of which Department matching funding for Sports Relief fund-raising appears; what his provisional estimate of expenditure under this heading is; and whether such matched funding represents net additional Government expenditure which would not have occurred in the above of Sports Relief's activities.

 (70940)

101  Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 12th July, Official Report, column 1256W, on arms exports, to which EU countries representations were made by the UK Government about the new criteria; what representations were made by the UK Government about the EU consolidated criteria on arms exports; what representations have been made to the UK Government by the EU member states about the introduction of the new criteria; and when these representations were made.

 (71361)

102  
N  
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will press the Pakistani authorities to commute the death sentence passed on Mr Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh; and if he will make a statement.

 (70792)

103  Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what way the infrastructure of Gibraltar would improve under the proposed sharing of sovereignty of Gibraltar between Britain and Spain.

 (71166)

104  Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conditions were set by the Government of Gibraltar in order for the Chief Minister of Gibraltar to participate in the talks.

 (71164)

105  Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EU funding, which is not available to the people of Gibraltar, will be made available in the event of an agreement to share the sovereignty of Gibraltar between the United Kingdom and Spain.

 (71165)

106  
N  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts with regard to the United States Government's position on the International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement.

 (70670)

107  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next round of talks under the terms of the Brussels Process will take place.

 (71595)

108  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people in Gibraltar have indicated to him they would wish to take Spanish nationality.

 (71596)

109  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether military assistance to be provided to Nepal by the UK will include training and capacity building initiatives for its security forces.

 (71353)

110  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Lord Chancellor concerning the Catherine Meyer case.

 (71591)

111  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings the Baroness Amos has had with honourable Members since 7th June 2001.

 (71592)

112  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many visits abroad the Baroness Amos has made since 7th June 2001.

 (71593)

113  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will meet honourable Members to discuss entry clearance issues relating to his travel advice before 24th July.

 (71590)

114  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the opening hours of the entry clearance posts in (a) Islamabad, (b) Lahore, (c) Mumbai and (d) New Delhi are; and how many applications were made for visitors' visas in those centres on 15th July.

 (71589)

115  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations she has received regarding cancer rates at Burnham-on-Sea.

 (71552)

116  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to investigate cancer rates at Burnham-on-Sea.

 (71553)

117  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the statement of the honourable Member for Salford, of 13th February, Official Report, column 112WH, on over medication, when he will respond to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam.

 (71585)

118  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department will reach a decision about whether to build an extension at Weston General Hospital for accident and emergency cases.

 (71222)

119  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each area-based initiative for which his Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71461)

120  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been carried out to test possible harm to the (a) physical and (b) psychological health of women which may be caused by the RU486 pill.

 (71478)

121  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monitoring is undertaken to ensure the quality of ambulance response time statistics.

 (71179)

122  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of data collected on ambulance response times.

 (71178)

123  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which region has the smallest percentage of assertive outreach services for mental health; and if he will make a statement as to the reasons.

 (68175)

124  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department intends to answer the letter of the honourable Member for North Norfolk of 1st March in relation to Kelling Park Nursing Home.

 (71537)

125  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients were treated by the private sector in Somerset in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02.

 (71237)

126  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence he has evaluated of cancer clusters in Burnham-on-Sea.

 (71239)

127  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many post mortems took place in each of the last five years.

 (71154)

128  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Adur, Arun and Worthing PCT about improving access to primary care in Worthing.

 (71087)

129  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage an increased number of foster carers.

 (71071)

130  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many statutory instruments have been (a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1st January.

 (71043)

131  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the vacancy rates are for social workers in each local authority in England at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (71106)

132  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines he sets as to the time for information to be placed in the Library in response to parliamentary answers to honourable Members.

 (71044)

133  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and how much ex-gratia payments have been paid to NHS patients for NHS clinical negligence in the last (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years.

 (71078)

134  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for Woodspring, of 2nd July, Official Report, column 298W, on doctors (recruitment), how many health care professionals from developing countries have been provided with formal training and education in the UK since 1997; and of these, how many returned to their home countries after completing their studies.

 (71046)

135  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10th June, Official Report, column 1114W, on the School Nursing Service, what steps he is taking to encourage primary care trusts to increase the number of school nurses.

 (71037)

136  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of routine appointment wait times at Worthing general practice surgeries.

 (71151)

137  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will produce a timetable for the publication of findings from the ClimbieŽ Inquiry.

 (71092)

138  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10th June, Official Report, column 1317W, on the NHS Leadership Centre, how many people are employed by the NHS Leadership Centre.

 (71038)

139  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients treated elsewhere in Europe have subsequently required further referrals.

 (71083)

140  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the introduction of stab and bullet-proof vests to London Ambulance Service staff will cost; and to what extent this will (a) come from the London Ambulance Service current budget and (b) be met by extra central Government funding.

 (71079)

141  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Morecambe & Lunesdale of 2nd July, Official Report, column 310W, on nurses, how many nurse consultant posts have been introduced; and of these how many are new nurses to have been recruited to these roles.

 (71069)

142  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his latest calculations are for the GP/patient ratio in (a) Worthing and (b) each PCT in Sussex.

 (71088)

143  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital trusts closed (a) wards and (b) operating facililties in the last 12 months due to hospital acquired infections.

 (71090)

144  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Weston-Super-Mare of 4th July, Official Report, column 574W, on child care, how much remuneration an NHS child care co-ordinator receives.

 (71070)

145  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many extra social workers are in training as a result of the Government's campaign to increase the number of social workers.

 (71072)

146  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans with the Ukrainian Government to offer advice on AIDS prevention and treatment schemes.

 (71045)

147  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he (a) has met and (b) plans to meet consultees to the White Paper on Clinical Negligence Reform.

 (71077)

148  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he plans to introduce the provision of stab- and bullet-proof vests to ambulance services outside London.

 (71080)

149  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with management of Glaxo Smithkline about production of component vaccines of MMR.

 (71095)

150  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost has been in severance pay and other related costs arising out of the decision of the former Director of the NHS Leadership Centre to step down from her post in December 2001.

 (71075)

151  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for Woodspring, of 2nd July, Official Report, column 298W, on doctors (recruitment), what action his Department will take against those (a) National Health Service employers and (b) recruitment agencies who are found to have targeted developing countries, which do not have a government to government agreement with the UK, for recruitment of health care personnel.

 (71047)

152  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many visits have been made by patient environment action teams since their inception; which hospital trusts have been visited; and what improvements have been registered by hospital trusts visited by patient environment action teams.

 (71089)

153  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the quality of outcomes of NHS patients treated elsewhere in Europe.

 (71082)

154  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer given to the honourable Member for Woodspring of 2nd July, Official Report, column 298W, on doctors (recuitment), which developing countries have government to government agreements with the UK; and if he will make a statement on the policy.

 (71048)

155  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much revenue was earned by hospital trusts operating private bed facilities in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (71084)

156  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Sunderland South of 2nd July, Official Report, column 306W, on performance targets, what percentage of correspondence to his Department is answered within the 20 working days targets; and whether this target includes correspondence from honourable Members.

 (71068)

157  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has recently met the Secretary of State for International Development concerning the recruitment of nurses and doctors from developing countries.

 (71041)

158  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the amount of general practitioner hours which could be freed up by cutting the amount of paperwork required of family doctors.

 (71153)

159  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department plans to change the amount of NHS information collected centrally.

 (71074)

160  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what monitoring is in place to make sure that funds earmarked for improving access to primary care in West Sussex are used for that purpose.

 (71152)

161  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much correspondence his Department has received from (a) care home owners and (b) honourable Members with regard to delays in the vetting of care home staff applications by the Criminal Records Bureau.

 (71042)

162  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average response time is between prospective NHS employees registering online for information on careers in the National Health Service and subsequently receiving information; and what guidelines he has issued.

 (71091)

163  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospital trusts operating private bed facilities.

 (71085)

164  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce the findings of the NHS survey into violence against NHS staff.

 (71073)

165  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds have been committed to improving access to primary care in Worthing since 1997; and what improvements have taken place.

 (71086)

166  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to Question 59418 from the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham.

 (71040)

167  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the former Director of the NHS Leadership Centre is working in an executive capacity in (a) the NHS and (b) his Department.

 (71076)

168  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Westbury of 2nd July, Official Report, column 304W, on Remploy, what guidance his Department gives to primary care trusts to encourage them to purchase Remploy products.

 (71067)

169  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assessments of carer needs have been carried out, broken down by carer age groups, since the introduction of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.

 (71039)

170  Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, ref 68313, how many priorities were set in the 2002-03 planning and priorities framework; and how many were set in 2001-02.

 (71594)

171  Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the advice of the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, issued in MAFF News Release 83/97 and in MAFF Food Safety Information Bulletin December 1998, on preparation of fruit and vegetables for small children, has been revoked; and what his Department's policy is on the advice of the Food Standards Agency that fruit and vegetables do not need to be peeled before being given to young children in order to reduce pesticide residues.

 (71494)

172  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review NHS Model Engineering Specification Rev 3 of November 1997 (MES C10 Refrigeration Plant General) to ensure that it conforms with the Government's policy on use of HFCs.

 (71354)

173  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the future of the proposed community hospital at Seaford Court in Malvern.

 (70791)

174  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th July, when he expects to publish the report on neonatal services; and if he will answer the written questions from the honourable Member for Castle Point, refs: 67662, 67671, 67672, 67668, 67675, 67663, 67664, 67673, 67674, 67669, 67670 and 67661.

 (71245)

175  Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has commissioned into the practicality of distributing iodine tablets as part of a national nuclear emergency plan.

 (71465)

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

 (71545)

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

 (71541)

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

 (71542)

179  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process of investigation is undertaken by Work Permits (UK) into work permit applications that are submitted on the grounds of shortage occupations criteria.

 (71544)

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

 (71543)

181  Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what extent informal warnings are used against people under suspicion of committing an offence.

 (71209)

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

 (71305)

183  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 14th May, to the honourable Member for Brighton, Pavilion, Official Report, column 605W, on retail crime, if he will list for each regional crime reduction director, the amount spent on business crime in 2001-02.

 (71306)

184  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what study has been made of the link between alcohol and drug related violent crime against retail staff.

 (71219)

185  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what change there has been in the Partnership Development Fund for crime reduction in the last year.

 (71218)

186  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the £15 million grant funding to help retailers tackle crime in deprived areas has been allocated; to whom it has been allocated and over what time period.

 (71221)

187  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to address the problem of violence against shop staff.

 (71220)

188  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for each area-based initiative for which his Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71459)

189  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he gives his officials as to the acceptable time within which a decision is notified to asylum seekers after interview.

 (70383)

190  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken with credit card companies in 2002 to help combat credit card fraud.

 (71098)

191  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the street crime, counter-terrorism, policing and prisons package announced on 1st May will be available to Sussex Police; and for what purpose.

 (71093)

192  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British immigration officers are based at Prague airport; and what plans he has to increase this number.

 (71102)

193  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many compensation claims, and at what financial cost, have been made against (a) Sussex Police and (b) the Metropolitan Police in each year since 1999.

 (71103)

194  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many letters his Department has received from (a) care home owners and (b) honourable Members with regard to delays in the vetting of care home staff applications by the Criminal Records Bureau.

 (71105)

195  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many members of the public have been prosecuted this year for making fraudulent and malicious compensation claims against the police; and what range of penalties was imposed.

 (71104)

196  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in West Sussex, broken down by local authority area.

 (71099)

197  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the additional funding for policing in the South East announced by his Department on 10th June will be made available for (a) Sussex Police and (b) improving security at Shoreham Airport.

 (71094)

198  
N  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what he plans to do in response to the recommendations of the Joint Inspectorate Domestic Report on Rape; and if he will make a statement.

 (71057)

199  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will answer the question from the honourable Member for Maidenhead of 8th March on the number of functioning police stations.

 (71491)

200  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which consultant is advising on his new Department's building in Marsham Street; and for what reasons this consultant is tendering for hydrofluorocarbon air-conditioning.

 (71356)

201  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee, if he will enable honourable Members to log onto their systems via honourable Members' computers in the Library.

 (71454)

202  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 11th July, ref: 67407, if she will list the alternative ways her Department is exploring to achieve the objective of the CDC Public Private Partnership.

 (71208)

203  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with EU partners on streck plots in East Kalimantan; and if she will make a statement.

 (70790)

204  
N  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much bilateral aid has been given to Angola over the last 12 months; for what purposes the aid was directed; and if she will make a statement.

 (70672)

205  
N  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many people in Angola she estimates are threatened by starvation; and if she will make a statement.

 (70671)

206  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the total Government expenditure was on (a) local elections in each year since 1997, (b) the 1997 general election and (c) the 2001 general election.

 (71230)

207  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list for each area-based initiative for which his Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71463)

208  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether the Government accepts the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Godwin and I; what action is being taken to bring UK law into compliance with the ruling; and if he will make a statement.

 (71604)

209  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the terms of reference are of the reconvened Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual Rights.

 (71605)

210  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many offenders have been prosecuted by the Criminal Prosecution Service in 2002 for attacks against ambulance service staff.

 (71101)

211  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many claimants have successfully claimed legal aid costs in clinical negligence cases against the NHS in the last (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years.

 (71100)

212  
N  
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what meetings have taken place with (a) the Police Ombudsman, (b) Consignia, (c) the Financial Services Authority and (d) the Electoral Office to discuss their inclusion within the remit of the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice.

 (70385)

213  
N  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the President of the Council, what plans he has to make changes to his Department's website.

 (69870)

214  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the review of the location in Government of the Health and Safety Commission.

 (69869)

215  Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Prime Minister, whether the proposed refurbishment of numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street will include the (a) extension and (b) alteration of air-conditioning facilities; and if he will make a statement on compliance with the Government's policy on the use of HFC refrigerants.

 (71355)

216  Mr Michael Trend (Windsor): To ask the Prime Minister, what action he takes in ensuring that senior civil servants maintain proper standards of conduct while carrying out their duties.

 (71495)

217  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has made to the German Chancellor concerning the case of Catherine Meyer.

 (71588)

218  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 799W, on departmental property, what the annual rent charged for her Department's office accommodation in (a) Edinburgh and (b) London was in the last year.

 (69290)

219  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 799W, on departmental property, from whom her Department leases office accommodation in (a) Edinburgh and (b) London.

 (69291)

220  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when he will answer the questions from the honourable Member for Maidenhead of 11th March (a) on the electoral systems used for elections to (i) the office of London Mayor, (ii) the Greater London Assembly, (iii) the Scottish Parliament and (iv) the Welsh Assembly, (b) on the closed list electoral system for the European Parliament, (c) concerning the electoral system used for electing the House, (d) concerning electoral systems that may be used for electing the elected element of a reformed second chamber in Parliament and (e) concerning electoral systems used for electing directly-elected mayors in England and Wales.

 (71490)

221  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive regarding the licensing of nuclear power stations.

 (71550)

222  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures are used in setting the nuclear industry's level of liability in respect of a nuclear accident; and what account is taken of inflation.

 (71476)

223  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's plan is for stimulating public debate on (a) nuclear-specific risks and (b) carbon abatement potential.

 (71531)

224  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her assessment is of the case for new nuclear build in the future.

 (71510)

225  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's advocacy of a 60 per cent. carbon dioxide reduction by 2050.

 (71525)

226  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding changes in carbon emissions after (a) 2020 and (b) the closing of all existing nuclear power stations.

 (71520)

227  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria are applied in varying the salary of the BNFL chairman.

 (71512)

228  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has held with (a) BE and (b) BNFL officials regarding the exemption of the nuclear industry from the Climate Change Levy.

 (71509)

229  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's renewable energy supply target is for 2020.

 (71529)

230  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what electricity standard licence condition modification proposals she has received in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.

 (71584)

231  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's assessment is of the strategic security of (a) renewable and (b) nuclear energy supply.

 (71530)

232  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, by what proportion UK electricity generating capacity exceeds average peak demand in 2002.

 (71526)

233  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received regarding the intermittency of renewable energy.

 (71579)

234  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received regarding (a) the speed at which renewable energy sources can be developed and (b) whether new nuclear build will be needed; and if she will make a statement.

 (71521)

235  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken to decrease the risks associated with new nuclear stations.

 (71513)

236  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures her Department will implement to solicit public involvement in the development of energy policy; and if she will make a statement.

 (71522)

237  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will formally reply to the RCEP's recent proposals.

 (71527)

238  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding the prospects for lifetime extensions of (a) AGR and (b) pressure water reactor stations.

 (71533)

239  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations her Department has received regarding the continued operation of BNFL magnox stations.

 (71532)

240  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will exempt the nuclear energy industry from the Climate Change Levy.

 (71549)

241  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list the sites under consideration for underground sequestration of carbon dioxide.

 (71524)

242  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proposals her Department has received regarding the extension between refuelling periods for nuclear reactors.

 (71546)

243  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list her Department's measures to accelerate new investment in nuclear energy.

 (71523)

244  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her Department's methods are for assessing price imbalance exposure of (a) CHP and (b) renewable energy generators.

 (71581)

245  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding the minimisation of local opposition to the development of nuclear energy.

 (71551)

246  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, at what intervals reviews are conducted of the level of nuclear industry liability in respect of a nuclear accident; and when the next review is planned to take place.

 (71477)

247  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her assessment is of the environmental (a) benefits and (b) dangers of nuclear energy.

 (71518)

248  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding UK emission reduction obligations without nuclear energy.

 (71517)

249  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the building of new nuclear power stations.

 (71519)

250  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding the price imbalance exposure of (a) CHP and (b) renewable energy generators.

 (71582)

251  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will include nuclear energy generation in an emissions trading scheme.

 (71516)

252  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding the (a) environmental and (b) discharge implications arising from (i) lifetime extension and (ii) new construction of nuclear power stations.

 (71514)

253  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received on the potential of nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy source.

 (71528)

254  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding market pressures constraining nuclear generator revenue.

 (71515)

255  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many proposals to develop (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms her Department has received in 2002.

 (71583)

256  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what opinion polls her Department has initiated regarding nuclear energy since 1997; and if she will place copies of the results of such polls in the Library.

 (71548)

257  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from non-governmental organisations regarding the building of new nuclear power stations.

 (71547)

258  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations her Department has received regarding the level of carbon tax at which new nuclear build becomes economic.

 (71511)

259  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of NETA on small energy generators.

 (71580)

260  Mr Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to encourage the private sector e-commerce and software industries to serve the public; and if she will make a statement.

 (71598)

261  Mr Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to encourage the private sector to invest and participate in the consumer market for e-commerce services; and if she will make a statement.

 (71599)

262  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the crime prevention panel of the Foresight projects.

 (71225)

263  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for future funding of the Business Information Crime System operating under the Foresight Initiative.

 (71216)

264  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list for each area-based initiative for which her Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71460)

265  Mr George Galloway (Glasgow, Kelvin): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many revocations of arms export licences to Israel there were in each month since January 2000; in what categories they were; and if she will make a statement.

 (71386)

266  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the location ban clause in the European Commission's proposal for motor vehicle block exemption for motor vehicle distribution.

 (71363)

267  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on progress with the European Commission's proposals for a new motor vehicle block exemption for motor vehicle distribution.

 (71362)

268  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when her Department last met (a) BE, (b) BNFL and (C) UKAE to discuss the nuclear industry.

 (71296)

269  Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when a decision will be taken on the future of the enterprise grant tier 3 programme of regional aid.

 (71300)

270  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will answer the question of 17th June, from the honourable Member for Maidenhead, ref 464, on the Government's policy towards the independence of the economic regulators of privatised utilities.

 (71493)

271  
N  
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had with the trustees of the Miners' Pension Fund with regard to the Government's share of the Fund surplus.

 (68418)

272  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research was (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated in the last 12 months on the effect of the introduction of automated credit transfer on the future financial viability of rural post offices; and what plans she has to commission future research in this area.

 (70849)

273  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the timescale for the development of the Universal Bank; and whether it will be fully operational by 2003.

 (70845)

274  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the numbers of customers for the Universal Bank in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005, (d) 2006 and (e) 2007.

 (70846)

275  Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proposals her Department has to encourage oil and gas companies to utilise existing offshore gas reservoirs for re-injected gas storage; and if she will make a statement.

 (71468)

276  Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received about the development of onshore subterranean gas storage and processing facilities; and what her Department's policy is on the development of such facilities.

 (71469)

277  Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions her Department has had with major oil and gas companies about the future utilisation of depleted gas reservoirs in offshore fields for gas storage; and if she will make a statement.

 (71466)

278  Ann Winterton (Congleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessments she has made of the (a) current volume of depleted gas reservoirs in offshore fields and (b) potential volume of gas reservoirs in offshore fields, which could be used for re-injected gas storage; and if she will make a statement about gas reservoir depletion.

 (71467)

279  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much money his Department spent on each television advertising campaign in the last 12 months.

 (70384)

280  
N  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effects on the public of GNER's decision to award sole rights to operate at Peterborough station to Taxibank.

 (70851)

281  
N  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to review legislation on access to transport termini by taxicabs.

 (70850)

282  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to promote and facilitate local authorities participation in the 'In Town Without My Car! Day'; and if he will make a statement.

 (71228)

283  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the speeches made by ministers with responsibility for transport issues to external organisations between 1st January and 31st May.

 (71449)

284  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes have been made to aircraft flight paths and altitudes over London and the south east in the past five years.

 (71234)

285  Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, who invited the Civil Aviation Authority to participate in the investigation of the incident on flight BA 2069; on what date the Civil Aviation Authority began its investigation; and what the brief was of that investigation.

 (71233)

286  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much revenue has been lost by train operating companies in each of the past five years as a result of (a) no staff being available to collect fares on services and (b) staff being unable to proceed along trains owing to overcrowding.

 (71538)

287  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of passenger overcrowding on the railways as the percentage of passengers in excess of capacity was during (a) the morning peak, (b) the evening peak and (c) both peaks together, (i) for each train company and (ii) overall in each of the last three years.

 (71061)

288  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many tonnes of freight were moved by (a) rail and (b) road in each of the last five years.

 (71058)

289  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the (a) proportion and (b) total value is of the required passenger infrastructure and rolling stock investment, as outlined in the SRA plan, that is expected to be funded from increases in fare revenues.

 (71056)

290  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the methodology used by the SRA in order to seasonally adjust passenger kilometres.

 (71063)

291  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the impact of the increased spending announced in the Spending Review will be on the Ten Year Plan, in terms of (a) public investment expenditure, (b) public resource expenditure, (c) total public expenditure and (d) private investment in (i) 2002-03, (ii) 2003-04, (iii) 2004-05, and (iv) 2005-06.

 (71066)

292  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which train operating companies have an overcrowding standard as part of their franchise agreement; and what each such standard is.

 (71062)

293  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which lines are to be considered as commuter lines with regard to the intended output for more frequent services on commuter lines as given in his 10 year plan at paragraph 6.22, page 49; and if he will make a statement.

 (71158)

294  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Bath of 2nd July, Official Report, column 208W, which stations have been accredited under the secure stations scheme in each of the last three years.

 (71157)

295  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many passenger kilometres were travelled on (a) strategic rail routes, (b) London and the South East, (c) regional networks, (d) intercity lines and (e) all routes, in each of the past three years.

 (71060)

296  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of the total local bus mileage was operated by tendered bus services in each of the last five years.

 (71049)

297  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will explain the statement, on page 20, paragraph 48 of the Ten Year Plan Background Analysis, that improvements in journey times are expected to have almost a one for one impact on demand for the services concerned.

 (71054)

298  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will answer the questions from the honourable Member for Maidenhead of 1st July, concerning park and ride schemes and 2nd July, concerning Network Rail.

 (71492)

299  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the reduction in rail journey times in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71155)

300  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what rail customer satisfaction statistics he has collated for each quarter of each of the last four years, relating to (a) overall satisfaction, (b) punctuality satisfaction, (c) reliability satisfaction, (d) frequency of trains satisfaction, (e) value for money satisfaction, (f) station quality satisfaction and (g) train information provision satisfaction.

 (71156)

301  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the methodology behind his Department's estimate, on page 20, paragraph 49 of the Ten Year Plan Background Analysis, that just under two thirds of the increased passenger rail demand due to fare reductions and service quality improvements will be from car users switching to rail; what percentage of the total estimated increase in passenger kilometres, resulting from the Ten Year Plan, this will represent; and what estimate has been made as to the number of car users switching to rail as a result of (a) economic growth and (c) car traffic growth.

 (71055)

302  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the costs of contracts for tendered bus services.

 (71050)

303  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what figures he has collated relating to the (a) punctuality and (b) reliability of trains as given under the former Passenger's Charter measure, in each of the last three years.

 (71059)

304  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the extra money in expenditure on the London Underground announced in the Spending Review will be spent on; and if he will make a statement.

 (71064)

305  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations he has received from the consortia involved with the public-private partnership for the London Underground about the extra spending announced in the Spending Review.

 (71065)

306  Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a direction under section 30(7) Greater London Authority Act 1999 in relation to the phasing of traffic lights in Greater London.

 (71366)

307  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his plans to implement a code of practice on smoking in the workplace; and what consultation there has been with trade unions, health welfare and medical organisations on this issue.

 (71177)

308  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are taken by his Department to advise those contemplating moving abroad for retirement or extended absence of the implications of the entitlement to retirement benefits.

 (71182)

309  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost to his Department would have been in each of the last five years of unfreezing state pension for those retired abroad in countries without a full reciprocal social security agreement.

 (71183)

310  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to (a) improve the flexibility of and (b) reduce interest rates for repayment of budgeting loans.

 (71214)

311  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will define more precisely the term exceptional pressure in Direction Four criteria for community care grant applications.

 (71212)

312  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to ensure that applicants for (a) community care grants and (b) budgeting loans will be provided with adequate information explaining their award or refusal.

 (71215)

313  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to ensure that applicants for community care grants throughout the United Kingdom have equal access to these grants at all times.

 (71211)

314  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the reasons underlying the proportion of allocated budgeting loans which are not received in full.

 (71210)

315  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform the management of budgeting loans.

 (71213)

316  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list for each area-based initiative for which his Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward.

 (71462)

317  David Hamilton (Midlothian): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government is doing to encourage private companies to combat age discrimination.

 (71360)

318  
N  
Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to implement the pensions tax credit.

 (68414)

319  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of (a) 20 to 30, (b) 30 to 40, (c) 40 to 50 and (d) 50 to 60 year olds belong to (i) personal pension schemes and (ii) occupational pension schemes.

 (70439)

320  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of (a) 20 to 30, (b) 30 to 40, (c) 40 to 50 and (d) 50 to 60 year olds have opted out of SERPS in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) men and (ii) women.

 (70441)

321  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the (a) number and (b) membership of final salary schemes on long-term pension savings.

 (70440)

322  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many occupational schemes are in operation in the UK; and how many employees have belonged to each scheme in each of the last 10 years.

 (70443)

323  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what actions his Department is taking to promote the use by benefit and pension recipients of cash payments from post offices from 2003 onwards.

 (70847)

324  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to receive representations from non-governmental organisations as part of the interdepartmental discussions on Criterion 8 of the Consolidated Criteria relating to sustainable development being facilitated by his Office.

 (71536)

325  
N  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer What assessment he has made of the measures he has introduced to tackle poverty in disadvantaged areas.

 [Question Unstarred]   (68402)

326  
N  
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will make a statement on the activities to be carried out in the children's centres referred to in the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review; and what funding will be available for them.

 [Transferred]   (71081)

327  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the percentage of benefit and pension recipients who will wish to collect their benefit monies (a) in cash from a post office and (b) by ACT payments in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004, (iii) 2005, (iv) 2006 and (v) 2007.

 [Transferred]   (70848)

328  Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects to complete her review of the usage of the surpluses of the two mineworkers' pension funds.

 [Transferred]   (71470)

329  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, who the intended recipients are of the funding for e-voting announced in the 2002 Spending Review.

 [Transferred]   (71231)

330  Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many United Kingdom bank accounts have been frozen as a result of the EU selective sanctions against leading members of ZANU (PF); and what the value is of the money in those accounts.

 [Transferred]   (71452)

331  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total Government expenditure on the trials into new methods of voting undertaken at the May elections was, broken down into (a) e-voting, (b) postal ballots and (c) other.

 [Transferred]   (71226)

332  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what study has been made of the trials of e-voting at the May elections.

 [Transferred]   (71229)

333  Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has evaluated on the effects of civil nuclear power on cancer clusters in areas around nuclear plants.

 [Transferred]   (71238)



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