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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Friday 19 July 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 19 July 2002, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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


 

FRIDAY 19th JULY

1  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the degree to which cost of living elements are adequately weighted in the local government funding formula; and by what mechanism sparsity and rurality elements are included in the present mechanism.

 (71853)

2  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to meet the leaders of the Town and Country Finance Issues Group.

 (71852)

3  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the implications of the comprehensive spending review for the future direction of (a) funding for physical regeneration and (b) regional development agencies.

 (71756)

4  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the levels of spending on physical regeneration will be following the comprehensive spending review; and if he will break down the figures into the various funding streams for which he is responsible.

 (71855)

5  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much (a) greenfield and (b) brownfield land has been redeveloped by each regional development agency in each year since their formation.

 (71752)

6  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72069)

7  Angela Watkinson (Upminster): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost to local government of administering the Best Value programme was in each of the last three years.

 (71720)

8  Mr Boris Johnson (Henley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on spectrum scarcity in the digital environment; and what implications her policy has for the continuation of a statutory ban on religious organisations holding a wide range of broadcasting licences.

 (71712)

9  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimates her Department has made of the effect on the income for good causes of the rebranding and relaunch of the National Lottery.

 (71726)

10  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what she is doing to nurture future sporting talent amongst young people.

 (72045)

11  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the cost of the 10 hours of programmes provided by the BBC for S4C each week in each of the last five years.

 (71757)

12  David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of the success of the National Foundation of Youth Music in increasing the participation of young people from low-income families in its activities.

 (71926)

13  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what public consultations have been commenced by her Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72072)

14  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recruitment figures to the armed forces from Glasgow, Pollok constituency and the City of Glasgow were in the latest year for which figures are available; if he will list the services and units to which people have been recruited; how many individuals were recruited as (a) officers and (b) other ranks in each service; and what the figures were in each of the last five years.

 (71652)

15  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on Chinook ZD576.

 (71185)

16  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money has been received in each year since 1996 from the profit share on his Department's homes released to Annington Homes Ltd for disposal; what share of the profit these amounts represent; and if he will make a statement.

 (71840)

17  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of emergency repairs have been done within 24 hours of notification; what percentage of urgent repairs have been completed within five working days of notification; what percentage of routine repairs have been completed within two months of notification in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71818)

18  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who manages the Defence Housing Executive IT national database of recorded repairs; and if he will make statement.

 (72026)

19  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role Annington Homes Ltd has in deciding which properties are released back to them for disposal; and if he will make a statement.

 (71817)

20  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what disposals and acquisitions have been made by his Department since the publication of the National Asset Register on 19th July 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (71767)

21  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce ground-to-ground battlefield target identification device equipment; and if he will make a statement.

 (71914)

22  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the enhanced capability grenade programme; what its size will be; and what weight of explosive will be carried by the new weapon.

 (71635)

23  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which unmanned aerial vehicles are being assessed by his Department; and with what countries these systems are in service.

 (71640)

24  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what trials of the Spike missile system have been held by the Defence Procurement Agency.

 (71639)

25  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's parliamentary funding and planned parliamentary funding in 2002-03 cash terms from the Consolidated Fund (Supply) for financial years from 1997-98 to 2005-06.

 (71632)

26  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his net cash requirement and planned net cash requirement in 2002-03 cash terms for financial years from 1997-98 to 2005-06.

 (71633)

27  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's top level budget holders and their related management grouping for each financial year since 1997-98.

 (71634)

28  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon System will enter service.

 (71638)

29  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Spike missile systems, manufactured by Rafael of Israel, have been purchased by the Defence Procurement Agency.

 (71636)

30  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will make his decision on the Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon System requirements for a replacement for the Milan missile.

 (71637)

31  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what problems have arisen with the propellors of RAF C130Js when landing on non-concrete runways; and if he will make a statement.

 (71715)

32  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long after their arrival in, and how long before their departure from, Afghanistan Royal Marines were issued with, and had to return, their ammunition; and if he will make a statement.

 (71700)

33  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional expenditure there has been to provide load masters on RAF C103Js with protective headgear; and if he will make a statement.

 (71714)

34  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have been made on troop seating on RAF C130Js; and if he will make a statement.

 (71713)

35  Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many SA80s and SA80/A2s have been issued to (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Royal Marines, (c) the RAF, (d) army armoured regiments, (e) airborne regiments, (f) infantry regiments, (g) the TA and (h) other units; and if he will make a statement.

 (71699)

36  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the military exercises held in the Llandovery area on Monday 17th June.

 (71764)

37  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the cost of programmes designed to reduce waste and encourage re-use and recycling in each of the dual services in each year since 1997.

 (71663)

38  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantities of waste have been diverted from land fill by the environmental policies pursued by his Department in the past five years.

 (71667)

39  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the annual cost of education and training in each service in each year since 1997.

 (71662)

40  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72071)

41  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent advice she has issued to further education colleges in connection with the education of young people aged between 14 and 16 years, with particular reference to legal issues including enrolment and child protection.

 (71909)

42  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many Key Stage 1 classes in the maintained sector have more than 30 pupils as a result of a statement of special educational needs specifying that a child should attend a particular school.

 (71496)

43  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her oral statement of 16th July, if successful grammar schools will be eligible to take over failing schools under the proposed arrangements.

 (71555)

44  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by her Department.

 (71848)

45  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans her Department has to introduce a star rating system to award (a) local education authorities, (b) schools and (c) colleges who are putting into practice good systems to support inclusion of SEN children; what plans her Department has to name (i) local education authorities, (ii) schools and (iii) colleges who are failing or rejecting SEN children and adults; and if she will make a statement.

 (72028)

46  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans she has to reduce the number of exclusions from school of autistic children; how she plans to support autistic children in Autism Awareness Year; and if she will make a statement.

 (72027)

47  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much additional investment will result from the Spending Review for each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in Cheltenham.

 (71753)

48  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much additional funding is to be allocated to Essex County Council to replace demountable classrooms in the Colchester constituency with permanent accommodation.

 (71480)

49  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if the Citizenship Curriculum will include (a) knowledge of the flags and patron saints of the countries of the United Kingdom and (b) teaching the words of the national anthem.

 (71481)

50  Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what targets OFSTED has set for the inspection and registration after 2003 of out of school clubs; and when they will be published.

 (71694)

51  Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how long on average OFSTED has taken to inspect and register an out of school club, broken down by region.

 (71693)

52  Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many out of school clubs OFSTED estimates had to be inspected and registered before March 2003 for its targets to be met.

 (71692)

53  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether she plans to make sport in schools part of the everyday curriculum.

 (71932)

54  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the level of capital investment is for 2003-04 to 2005-06 following the comprehensive spending review for (a) new or substantially refurbished primary schools, (b) new or substantially refurbished secondary schools, (c) further education and (d) higher education.

 (71859)

55  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many registered (a) town planners, (b) landscape designers, (c) chartered surveyors and (d) architects work in her Department.

 (71856)

56  David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what methods and procedures are in place to judge the success of the Music Standards Fund in increasing access to free music lessons for musicians in (a) North West Leicestershire and (b) English schools.

 (71923)

57  David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of (a) specialist schools and (b) applicants for that status offer music as their specialist subject.

 (71922)

58  David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment has been made of the take up of free music lessons by school pupils from low-income families in England.

 (71925)

59  David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment has been made of access to free music lessons by school pupils from low-income families in North West Leicestershire.

 (71924)

60  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what public consultations have been commenced by her Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72074)

61  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local education authorities are in the lowest decile measured by their percentage change in education SSA since 1997; and what the change was in each case.

 (71815)

62  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which LEAs have behaviour improvement plans funded by central government; what the cost of each has been; and what criteria were adopted by Government for the selection of those authorities.

 (71816)

63  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of pupils in each local education authority took part in each of her Department's initiatives which have not yet been subject to nationwide roll-out.

 (71814)

64  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of GM crops authorised for commercial use in the United States her Department has DNA samples of; and if she will make a statement.

 (71253)

65  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): 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; and what plans she has to issue special waste carriers' licences to transport end-of-life electrical items that have been reclassified as hazardous waste.

 (72003)

66  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received from (a) local authorities, (b) retailers and (c) waste management companies about the impact of the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste List on the UK's disposal and recycling infrastructure.

 (72021)

67  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the deadline is for adoption of the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste list into UK law; when it will come into force in the United Kingdom; and what estimate has been made of the cost to small businesses when the European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste List comes into force in the UK.

 (72002)

68  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the new definitions of waste under the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste List require all end-of-life electrical products to be reclassified as hazardous waste.

 (72005)

69  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste List on UK business.

 (72004)

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

 (71688)

71  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information the Government has given to (a) retailers, (b) manufacturing, (c) local authorities and (d) the waste sector on the revision of the hazardous waste list.

 (71691)

72  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what restrictions will be imposed on retailers in handling and storing end-of-life electrical products that have been reclassified as electrical waste.

 (71689)

73  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the revised European Waste Catalogue and Hazardous Waste List will require retailers to have special waste licences to offload and store end-of-life electrical items at stores, depots and yards where they are reclassified as hazardous waste.

 (71690)

74  Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what types of waste previously not hazardous waste will be reclassified as hazardous waste; and what assessment she has made of the effect on disposal routes of the reclassification of waste as hazardous.

 (71687)

75  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement about extending the overseas travel arrangements for pets to the USA and Canada; and when she expects to implement the policy.

 (70798)

76  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the target date for achievement of compliance with the National Air Quality Strategy objective is.

 (71616)

77  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her latest estimate is of recycling rates of waste (a) paper, (b) glass, (c) metal, (d) wood and (e) cloth for each London borough; what the Government targets are in each case; and if she will make a statement.

 (71108)

78  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list local authorities that are (a) failing to meet Government recycling targets, (b) expected to meet them and (c) exceeding them; and what the estimates are for recycling in England for (i) the current year and (ii) 2003-04.

 (71110)

79  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the available landfill waste disposal capacity for London boroughs; and if she plans to increase capacity.

 (71112)

80  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her latest estimate is of the total fox population of the United Kingdom, by region; and what the figures were in each of the past five years.

 (71114)

81  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received concerning problems created by the urban fox population; and if she will make a statement.

 (71107)

82  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what figures she collates on the recycling rates for (a) car batteries, (b) alkaline batteries, (c) computers and (d) mobile phones in each London borough; what the figures were in each of the past five years; and what plans she has to increase recycling rates.

 (71109)

83  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is for disposal of waste by landfill for each London borough in (a) the current year and (b) each of the last five years; and what her Department's prediction is for 2003-04.

 (71111)

84  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her estimate is of the changes in packaging quantities on (a) food and (b) non-food goods on retail sale over the past five years; what proportion of this is recyclable; and if she will make a statement.

 (71113)

85  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what figures she collates on the level of the urban fox population; and what the population was in each of the past five years.

 (71115)

86  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to reduce packaging on retail sales; and if she will make a statement.

 (70941)

87  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Carlisle, of 12th July, Official Report, column 1233W, on overcharging, how many cases are being pursued for overcharging; and if she will initiate an investigation following the settlement of accounts to determine the (a) scale and (b) implications of this aspect of the foot and mouth clean-up.

 (71347)

88  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by her Department.

 (71845)

89  Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of noise complaints were caused by acoustic or non-amplified music being played in pubs, bars or nightclubs in (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002; and if she will make a statement.

 (71675)

90  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received from the Sheep Veterinary Society about the 20 day rule.

 (71646)

91  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to apply different standstill rules for movements of different species of livestock.

 (71644)

92  Linda Perham (Ilford North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the future of the bottle-nosed dolphin in British waters.

 (71716)

93  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken since March to tackle illegal meat importation.

 (72007)

94  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is undertaking to improve the marketing of milk.

 (71761)

95  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria the Government has set for the removal of the 20 day standstill rule on livestock movement.

 (72006)

96  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the Government's strategy to tackle illegal meat importation.

 (72008)

97  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations her Department has had with the Agricultural Wages Board about the 2002 wages award.

 (71188)

98  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the cost to the horticultural industry of the 2002 wages award recommended by the Agricultural Wages Board.

 (71186)

99  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations her Department has had with the NFU over the 2002 wages award recommended by the Agricultural Wages Board.

 (71190)

100  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will reconsider its decision to ban the use of Carbaryl (Thinsec).

 (71187)

101  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what external advice she received regarding a duty on her to fund policies and programmes as a result of the requirement for her to have a 30 per cent. improvement in domestic energy efficiency as a principal aim under Part 1 of the Home Energy Conservation Bill; whether this advice suggests it would be within the terms of the Bill to make progress towards improving energy efficiency by (a) introducing new regulations and (b) energy efficiency programmes funded by bodies other than the Government; if she will place the advice in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

 (71006)

102  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what external advice she has received regarding the compatibility of a requirement for her to have a target as a principal aim when making decisions, as included in the Home Energy Conservation Bill and a requirement to meet that target as a statutory duty; if she will place this advice in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

 (71005)

103  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what external advice she has received regarding burdens placed on local authorities by Part 1 of the Home Energy Conservation Bill; if she will place this advice in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

 (70950)

104  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who will represent the UK on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive in the forthcoming EU conciliation meetings.

 (72034)

105  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her proposed action following the Royal Society's report into infectious diseases in livestock.

 (71930)

106  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to secure well-defined individual producer responsibility for electronic waste.

 (72036)

107  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on her policy regarding the principle of individual producer responsibility.

 (72035)

108  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new enterprises her Department has stimulated in the rural economy in each of the past five years.

 (71664)

109  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department has responsibility for the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive into UK law.

 (72033)

110  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to address the future shortfall in energy from traditional sources.

 (71931)

111  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that consumers do not pay twice for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

 (72042)

112  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how she intends to define producer responsibility for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive to make it compatible with the producer pays principle.

 (72037)

113  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanisms she is putting into place to prevent companies avoiding their responsibilities for recycling under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.

 (72040)

114  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to prevent the importation of illegally logged hardwood timber.

 (71674)

115  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what level of support her Department has given initiatives aimed at encouraging new business diversification in each of the past five years.

 (71665)

116  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who has represented the UK at the EU Council of Ministers during discussions of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.

 (72041)

117  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is regarding producer responsibility of WEEE for the EU conciliation process.

 (72039)

118  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what she has done to ensure that the views of (a) environmental and consumer organisations and (b) electronics companies are taken into account in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.

 (72038)

119  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what public consultations have been commenced by her Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72073)

120  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he expects the Penrose Inquiry into Equitable Life to be published in 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (71613)

121  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what sanctions he will use against departments which fail to deliver their pubic service agreements.

 (71615)

122  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will indicate, in respect of the graph entitled UK Transport Spending on page 3 of the leaflet 2002 Spending Review, how much spending in each year is (a) subject to the decisions of devolved administions and (b) central government's own investment.

 (71608)

123  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer why there is no public service agreement target for Customs and Excise in respect of the illicit market share for oils in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

 (71607)

124  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans there are to monitor annual progress against long term targets set out in public service agreements.

 (71614)

125  Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications for his consultation document on VAT on Face Value Vouchers of the 11th July judgment of the European Court of Justice in Case C-62/00, Marks and Spencer v Commissioners of HM Customs and Excise.

 (71696)

126  Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the potential for employers to offer fractional shares within employee share schemes; and if he will make a statement.

 (71697)

127  Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total cost to the Exchequer of the 11th July judgment of the European Court of Justice in Case C-62/00, Marks and Spencer v Commissioners of HM Customs and Excise, relating to HM Customs' three year rule on retrospective VAT claims across the economy.

 (71695)

128  Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone & Hythe): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the 11th July judgment of the European Court of Justice in Case C-62/00, Marks and Spencer v Commissioners of HM Customs and Excise, if he will estimate the total VAT erroneously charged on (a) chocolate coated teacakes and (b) face value vouchers since 1973; and if he will make a statement.

 (71698)

129  Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the percentage increase in spending on salaries in his Department for each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.

 (71722)

130  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much is set aside for Government departments to replace their existing payroll provision with new software which has the Inland Revenue Payroll Standard; and if he will make a statement.

 (71709)

131  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government departments have filed their P14 and P35 IR documents electronically; when those departments that have not filed electronically will do so; and if he will make a statement.

 (71706)

132  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which elements of the payroll standard the Government's payroll provisions do not meet; and if he will make a statement.

 (71708)

133  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much is to be set aside to enhance Government departments' existing software to comply with the Inland Revenue Payroll Standard and undertake the testing; and if he will make a statement.

 (71710)

134  Lembit O計ik (Montgomeryshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government departments pay their employees through software that has the Inland Revenue Payroll Standard; and if he will make a statement.

 (71707)

135  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs Code Committee on customs warehouses and free zones 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.

 (71834)

136  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on the harmonisation of the compilation of gross national product at market prices 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.

 (71833)

137  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Customs Code Committee on transit 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.

 (71839)

138  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the European Advisory Committee on statistical information in the economic and social spheres (CEIES) 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.

 (71838)

139  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when the EU Committee on monetary, financial and balance-of-payments statistics 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.

 (71826)

140  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on take-up of the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

 (71660)

141  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72066)

142  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) the coefficient of the exchange rates variation with sterling and (b) the value in sterling of reciprocal trade with the UK was for each of the United Kingdom's 20 principal trading partners from 1997 until 31st December 2001.

 (71813)

143  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will change the rules so that hearing aids paid for by employers are exempt from tax.

 (71717)

144  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 120W, on PFI contracts, what estimate his Department has made of the payments under PFI contracts for each year from 2002-03 to 2027-28 for Government PFI deals which are expected to reach preferred bidder stage in the next three years.

 (71927)

145  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) financial and (b) promotional incentives are offered to staff at the Inland Revenue for investigating errors in tax returns.

 (71870)

146  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made by UK representatives to the UN Security Council concerning the General Secretary's special report on Western Sahara to be discussed on 31st July; and if he will make a statement.

 (70942)

147  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what visits to the Western Sahara have been made by UK diplomatic staff in the past year; which (a) individuals and (b) organisations they met; and if he will make a statement.

 (70943)

148  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place a copy of the Ankara Document laying out the participation of non-EU NATO member countries in the ESDP in the Library.

 (71564)

149  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the governments of India and Pakistan, (b) other governments and (c) international agencies with regard to seeking a resolution to the continuing violence in Kashmir.

 (71727)

150  Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether sanctions on Iraq cover fibre optic cables.

 (71751)

151  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, where he plans to instigate his first rapid reaction embassies.

 (71939)

152  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how he plans to hold to account countries that have reneged on their ratification of global treaties on the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

 (71940)

153  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the reviews by the Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands of Enron-related offshore companies.

 (71711)

154  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Nepal regarding reports of unlawful killings by government security forces; and if he will make a statement.

 (71479)

155  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Sudanese Government regarding its willingness to ratify the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

 (71371)

156  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72059)

157  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of hearing aids fitted under the NHS is represented by digital aids; and what proportion of hearing aids being fitted as current practice are digital.

 (71759)

158  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage cost is to the NHS of (a) a digital hearing aid and (b) an analogue aid; and what the differential was 12 months ago.

 (71758)

159  Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes are taking place in audiology services to support the introduction of digital hearing aids.

 (71760)

160  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients waiting for inpatient treatment have been waiting over one year.

 (71911)

161  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the difference in wage costs between Surrey and Durham.

 (71913)

162  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the per capita health funding is in (a) Surrey and (b) Durham for the 2002-03 financial year.

 (71912)

163  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been waiting over one year for inpatient treatment in West Surrey.

 (71910)

164  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which 10 health authorities have the highest percentage of patients waiting for more than one year for inpatient treament; and which health authorities have no patients waiting more than nine months for inpatient treatment.

 (71998)

165  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many overseas visitors to the UK were treated by the NHS in each of the last three years for which figures are available; what the total cost was to the NHS; how many reimbursed the NHS and by how much; and how many failed to reimburse the NHS, and by how much.

 (70803)

166  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of laundry and changing facilities in NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

 (71862)

167  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the process used to grade hospitals on the 19 elements of the patient environment inspection progamme, with specific reference to how each element is weighted in the final assessment.

 (71861)

168  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of compliance with hand hygiene protocols in NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

 (71860)

169  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency readmissions associated with healthcare acquired infections there were in each of the last six years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71864)

170  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many older people whose discharge from hospital was delayed have acquired a healthcare-associated infection while waiting to be discharged in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (71863)

171  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which coastal shellfisheries the Food Standards Agency has divided the area into zones for the purpose of testing for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

 (71810)

172  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Food Standards Agency will divide the Bury Inlet Shellfishery into zones to permit cockle gathering in the parts of the estuary testing free of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

 (71811)

173  
N  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to deal with increased accident and emergency admissions in the South West area

 (71264)

174  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what policies he has to increase access to NHS dentistry in Gloucestershire; and what offers he has made to private dentists to re-enter the NHS as part of this.

 (71265)

175  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's support for heart failure patients.

 (71657)

176  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many heart failure patients there were in the UK in each of the last three years.

 (71658)

177  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with (a) patient groups, (b) doctors and (c) pharmarceutical company representatives on heart failure.

 (71659)

178  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to (a) increase the availability of (i) isolation or (ii) single rooms in NHS hospitals and (b) increase the use of barrier nursing with respect to infection control issues.

 (71865)

179  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what changes he plans to NHS infection control policy following the identification of rancomycin resistant staphylococcus aureus in the United States.

 (72000)

180  Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of methicillin resistent staphylococcus aureus were identified in (a) England and (b) each NHS region in each of the last six years, including the most recent year for which figures are available.

 (71842)

181  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to extend the Sun Know-How campaign.

 (71656)

182  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by his Department.

 (71847)

183  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the shortfall of (a) nurses, (b) general practitioners, (c) cancer specialists and (d) consultants in (i) the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority, (ii) Hampshire and (iii) the South East; and if he will make a statement.

 (72032)

184  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence was per 1,000 population of (a) under-16 pregnancies, (b) 16 to 18 years old pregnancies, (c) under 16s having abortions and (d) 16 to 18 years olds having abortions in (i) the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority, (b) Hampshire and (c) the South East in each year since 1996; and if he will make a statement.

 (72030)

185  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) mental health nurses and (b) doctors specialising in mental health care there were and what was the estimated shortfall in (i) mental health nurses and (ii) doctors specialising in mental health care in (A) the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority, (B) Hampshire and (C) the South East in each year since 1996; what the projected figures are for (1) 2002 and (2) 2003; and if he will make a statement.

 (72029)

186  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers there were per 1,000 population in (a) the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority, (b) Hampshire and (c) the South East in each year since 1996; and if he will make a statement.

 (72024)

187  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the shortfall of social workers in (a) Portsmouth, (b) Hampshire and (c) the South East; and if he will make a statement.

 (72025)

188  Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much expenditure there was on mental health services in (a) the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority, (b) Hampshire and (c) the South East in each year since 1996; what the projected expenditure is for (i) 2002 and (ii) 2003; and if he will make a statement.

 (72031)

189  Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what rules govern the appointment of vice-chairs for hospital trust boards.

 (71869)

190  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take measures to ensure that a higher proportion of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease receive Reminyl.

 (71921)

191  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has (a) made and (b) received about the non-prescribing of NICE approved treatment by primary care trusts on financial grounds; and if he will make a statement.

 (71916)

192  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take measures to increase the number of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease receiving treatment.

 (71919)

193  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has (a) made to and (b) received from primary care trusts and other NHS trusts about the continuation of postcode lottery in the prescribing of treatment; and if he will make a statement.

 (71917)

194  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he proposes to take to implement the Wanless Report's recommendation that NICE, in conjunction with similar bodies in the devolved administrations, has a major role to play in examining older technologies and practices which may no longer be appropriate or cost effective.

 (71920)

195  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people within each health authority are suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease; how many and what percentage of these are being treated; and how many and what percentage of patients are receiving Reminyl.

 (71918)

196  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate for what reason the Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Hospital has not replied to correspondence from the honourable Member for Warrington North about the case of Mr Stanley Ford; and if he will make a statement.

 (71380)

197  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason Wynthenshawe Hospital failed to reschedule heart surgery on Mr Stanley Ford of Warrington within 28 days of the first cancellation of his operation.

 (71381)

198  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason Wythenshawe Hospital cancelled heart surgery on Mr Stanley Ford of Warrington six times; and, in each case, what the reasons were for the cancellations.

 (71379)

199  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Hospital the hospital's methods of handling complaints made by honourable Members on behalf of their constituents; and if he will make a statement.

 (71378)

200  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time taken in 2001 by the Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Hospital was to reply to letters from honourable Members outside Manchester.

 (71377)

201  Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were recruited for the NHS is each of the last five years for which figures are available from (a) Botswana, (b) South Africa, (c) Uganda, (d) Namibia, (e) Tanzania, (f) Kenya and (g) Malawi; and if he will make a statement on recruitment from countries with a high incidence of HIV.

 (72010)

202  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual expenditure by the NHS Litigation Authority on clinical negligence claims was in each year since 1995.

 (71561)

203  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors are used to calculate levels of clinical negligence insurance premiums paid by NHS trusts and primary care trusts to the NHS Litigation Authority.

 (71558)

204  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid by English (a) NHS trusts and (b) primary care trusts to the NHS Litigation Authority in the form of clinical negligence insurance premiums in each year since 1995.

 (71559)

205  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the net present value of outstanding clinical negligence claims against the NHS in England was in each year since 1995.
 (71560)

206  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost to the NHS is of compliance with new junior doctors' hours regulations.

 (71563)

207  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how deficits in the NHS Litigation Authority budget for clinical negligence compensation are financed; and how surpluses are disposed of.

 (71556)

208  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the Government's White Paper on Clinical Negligence.

 (71562)

209  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's strategy to tackle bed blocking.

 (71769)

210  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is introducing to improve intensive care facilities for newborn babies.

 (71765)

211  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the situation facing local authorities and the private sector with regard to care homes.

 (71762)

212  
N  
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to make a decision on the re-organisation of acute services in East Kent.

 (71189)

213  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to (a) cut the workload of general practitioners and (b) increase their pay.

 (72043)

214  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how he plans to reduce levels of childhood obesity.

 (72044)

215  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many registered (a) town planners, (b) landscape designers, (c) chartered surveyors and (d) architects work in (i) NHS Estates, (ii) NHS regional offices and (iii) NHS trusts.

 (71857)

216  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the implications are of the comprehensive spending review with regard to enhancing the patient environment; and if specific capital budgets will be set for this.

 (71858)

217  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72060)

218  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which voluntary organisations he has consulted on his policy on domestic violence; and when he last met representatives from Refuge to discuss this issue.

 (71843)

219  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what criteria the level of public confidence in the criminal justice system is to be measured under the 2002 Public Service Agreement for which he is reponsible; and, using the same criteria, what the level of public confidence was in each of the last five years.

 (71611)

220  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of failed asylum seekers were removed in the last year for which figures are available; and what the benchmark is against which delivery of the improvement, set out in the Public Service Agreement for which he is responsible, is to be measured.

 (71610)

221  Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British passports have been issued to individuals previously citizens of the overseas territories broken down by (a) territory, (b) age and (c) sex; and what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the operation.

 (71653)

222  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons have been for individuals in the working holidaymaker scheme remaining in the UK after the two year period had lapsed.

 (70797)

223  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people participating in the working holidaymaker scheme are based in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

 (70795)

224  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people participating in the working holidaymaker scheme in each of the last five years have continued to stay in the UK after the two year period has been completed.

 (70796)

225  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are used for monitoring the usefulness and effectiveness of CCTV programmes.

 (71651)

226  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by his Department.

 (71844)

227  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many permanent posts have been frozen for budgetary reasons in the London probation area in 2002-03.

 (71630)

228  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the 2002 pay settlement for the National Probation Service will be implemented.

 (71631)

229  
N  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him of 27th May from the honourable Member for South Cambridgeshire, regarding Mr Peter Elliott, a constituent.

 (71311)

230  Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter of 15th May from the honourable Member for Manchester Central, regarding Mr G S, Ref 14130/02.

 (71819)

231  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to improve the service offered by the Public Enquiry Office of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at Croydon.

 (72009)

232  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what schemes his Department (a) has in place and (b) plans to put in place to assist refugees living in Scotland find employment.

 (71724)

233  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the per capita cost of education provision in accommodation centres.

 (71326)

234  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners in jails in the UK have been deported to the US to face charges that could result in the death penalty in that country in each of the last five years.

 (71327)

235  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the community action programme on preventive measures to fight violence against children, young persons and women (Daphne) 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.

 (71836)

236  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee on the introduction of a uniform format for visas 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.

 (71827)

237  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the EU Committee for the implementation of the programme of incentives and exchanges for legal practitioners (Grotius general and criminal) 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.

 (71835)

238  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether seized ecstasy tablets are tested to see whether they are cut with other illegal drugs.

 (71854)

239  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72061)

240  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to monitor the effectiveness of voluntary corporate social responsibility strategies of United Kingdom companies which invest in developing countries.

 (72053)

241  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that poorer people in developing countries benefit from water supply projects in which United Kingdom companies invest.

 (72055)

242  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises, as they relate to developing countries are monitored.

 (72054)

243  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Gordon, of 10th July, Offical Report, column 959W, which United Kingdom companies were involved with her Department's work in the Strengthening Partnerships for Municipal Sustainable Development project in Romania during 2001-02.

 (71249)

244  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Gordon, of 10th July, Offical Report, column 959W, if she will outline the (a) aims, (b) methodology and (c) outcomes of the Rural Livelihood Project.

 (71251)

245  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Gordon, of 10th July, Official Report, column 959W, what proportion of the funds in 2001-02 were supplied to United Kingdom (a) companies, (b) organisations and (c) other bodies; and if she will list them.

 (71247)

246  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Gordon, of 10th July, Offical Report, column 959W, what recommendations were published for, and what assessment she has made of, her Department's involvement in the Environment Poverty Workshop in Albania during 2001-02.

 (71250)

247  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Gordon, of 10th July, Official Report, column 959W, (a) what assessment she has made and (b) what recommendations her Department has made of the Rural Livelihood Project in (i) the Baltic states and (ii) Central and Eastern Europe in 2001-02; and if she will make a statement.

 (71246)

248  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Gordon, of 10th July, Offical Report, column 959W, which United Kingdom companies have been involved with her Department's work in the Capacity Building on the Public Private Partnership project in Romania during 2001-02.

 (71248)

249  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by her Department.

 (71850)

250  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimates her Department has made of how the planned increases in her departmental budget announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review will assist in reaching the UN millennium targets for development.

 (71728)

251  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the affordability of HIV/AIDS drugs to patients in Africa.

 (71933)

252  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid is being given to the people of Northern Uganda affected by the civil war between the Ugandan Government and the Lord's Resistance Army.

 (71369)

253  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Sudan regarding the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda.

 (71370)

254  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress has been made to eliminate the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda.

 (71368)

255  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what public consultations have been commenced by her Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72062)

256  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of trials were ineffective in each of the last three years.

 (71645)

257  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many trials in the Thames Valley Magistrates' Court area have been cancelled because of a shortage of legal advisers since November 2001.

 (71629)

258  Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Legal Services Commission's computer system will be able to provide an on-screen explanation of the change to the statutory charge for use by the Commission's caseworkers.

 (71703)

259  Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Legal Services Commission's computer system will produce statements on a rolling basis, annually from the date of first registration or when required.

 (71702)

260  Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what training has been given to staff of the Legal Services Commission Land Charges Department to improve the accuracy of data inputting in relation to clients.

 (71705)

261  Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Legal Services Commission will complete its project to enable its computer system to produce statements of amounts owed by each client with a charge secured by registration on their home.

 (71701)

262  Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Legal Services Commission's Land Charges Department will complete its project to cleanse the data held on its computer system.

 (71704)

263  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72063)

264  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by his Department.

 (71851)

265  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72064)

266  Mr George Osborne (Tatton): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will resume publication of the Government's Annual Report.

 (71719)

267  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Prime Minister, how many complaints have been made by civil servants to the (a) Secretary of the Cabinet and (b) First Civil Service Commissioner regarding the actions of departmental special advisers since May 1997.

 (71721)

268  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she expects the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights to report.

 (72056)

269  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights was established; what its terms of reference are; who its members are; and on which occasions it has met.

 (72057)

270  Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research projects being carried out by the World Bank on assessing the impact of liberalisation on developing countries achieved through GATS negotiations are being supported by her Department.

 (72058)

271  
N  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effects on UK diesel engine marinising companies and on UK agents for EU manufacturers of recreational craft engines of (a) the proposed EU Directive Com (2000) 639 and (b) an amendment exempting producers of less than 5000 engines per annum from compliance for five years after the directive comes into effect.

 (71643)

272  
N  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the effects of Com (2000) 639 on air and noise pollution.

 (71641)

273  
N  
Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make it her policy to support an amendment exempting diesel marinisers producing less than 5000 engines per annum from compliance with Com (2000) 639 for five years after it comes into force.

 (71642)

274  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when a decision will be made in respect of export licence application No 29747; and if she will make a statement.

 (71254)

275  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she will determine export licence application 33863 in respect of (a) an order for CHAFF and (b) a repeat order for defensive infra-red flares.

 (70794)

276  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Government will publish the findings of the 'Policy Review of Fusion'.

 (68858)

277  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason an explanatory memorandum on the new block exemption in relation to motor vehicle distribution was not produced before it was adopted by the Commission.

 (71655)

278  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she had made of the effect of the closure of sub-post offices on the provision of universal banking in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.

 (72020)

279  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with Consignia with regard to the closure of sub-post offices in Scotland.

 (72023)

280  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate her Department has made of the number of sub-post offices that are expected to close in the next year in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland.

 (72011)

281  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had with her colleagues in the Welsh Assembly Government concerning Welsh manufacturing.

 (71766)

282  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee for senior labour inspectors 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.

 (71825)

283  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee of experts on the transit of natural gas through grids 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.

 (71824)

284  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on statistics relating to the trading of goods with non-member countries 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.

 (71837)

285  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Committee on statistics relating to the trading of goods between member states 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.

 (71832)

286  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on basing the proposed Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive on the principle of individual producer responsibility.

 (72022)

287  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many programmes her Department has initiated since 1997 aimed at encouraging graduates to establish their own businesses.

 (71670)

288  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what responsibility for the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive into UK law will lie with (a) her Department and (b) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

 (71934)

289  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the annual cost of initiatives to encourage new businesses in rural areas in each year since 1997.

 (71661)

290  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many new businesses in the environmental enterprise sector have been established with the help of resources from her Department in each year since 1997.

 (71671)

291  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to ensure that incentives are in place for the eco-design of products.

 (71936)

292  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what new steps she is taking to tighten the rules on auditing procedures.

 (71937)

293  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what partners her Department works with in identifying and encouraging enterprise in rural areas.

 (71672)

294  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the way in which small firms present their accounts, following her recent announcements on audit practice.

 (71938)

295  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) conferences and (b) seminars her Department has (i) organised and (ii) supported in the past five years aimed at stimulating new enterprises in rural areas; and what organisations have partnered her Department in these initiatives.

 (71666)

296  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which special advisers assist her in identifying priorities for encouraging and stimulating new businesses in rural areas.

 (71673)

297  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the percentage take up has been of each of her enterprise initiatives in the past three years.

 (71668)

298  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what specific programmes her Department has to encourage environmental enterprise in rural areas.

 (71669)

299  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she has taken to ensure that the proposed Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive is introduced in a way that is (a) beneficial to the environment and (b) cost-effective for the producer.

 (71935)

300  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many registered (a) town planners and (b) landscape designers work in each regional development agency.

 (71871)

301  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what public consultations have been commenced by her Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72065)

302  Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the EU Hallmarking Directive on UK assay offices; and if she will make a statement.

 (71868)

303  Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the Government policy is towards the EU Hallmarking Directive; and if she will make a statement.

 (71867)

304  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to meet the unmanned aerial vehicle systems association to discuss the forthcoming Aviation White Paper.

 (71849)

305  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what forecast he has made of the change in the numbers of unmanned aerial vehicles over the next five years; what assessment he has made of the safety and economic benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles; and what assessment he has made of the civilian and commercial applications of unmanned aerial vehicle systems.

 (71841)

306  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his latest estimate is for (a) the commencement and (b) the completion of construction of the A3 at Hindhead; what representations he has recently received about the improvement scheme there; and what further steps must be completed before its commencement.

 (71915)

307  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the appropriate level of insurance cover for NATS.

 (71117)

308  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many air traffic controllers were (a) employed and (b) in training in each year since 1990.

 (71121)

309  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what level of insurance he is requiring from NATS.

 (71118)

310  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps (a) have been taken and (b) are planned to increase the number of trained national air traffic controllers; and if he will make a statement.

 (71160)

311  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many air traffic controllers were (a) employed and (b) in training in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement.

 (71162)

312  
N  
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) work place parking and (b) road user charging; and if this guidance will be retrospective.

 (71051)

313  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the documents referred to in the Rail Regulators statement on 27th June on the (a) enhancement refitting, (b) funding and (c) co-operation regime between SRA and Network Rail.

 (71053)

314  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, ref 69786, what contingency plans he has for the case where, after the financial close of PPP, a key partner in the Tubelines or Metronet Consortium fails and no replacement partner is found.

 (71812)

315  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what steps he has taken to increase the number of air traffic controllers.

 (71119)

316  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has held with NATS over their insurance cover.

 (71116)

317  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with NATS, the unions, the CAA and other air traffic control providers about increasing the number of air traffic controllers; and what representations he has had from these bodies on this subject.

 (71120)

318  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent (a) representations he and his Department has received and (b) discussions he and his Department has had with (i) NATS and (ii) the CAA regarding the number of trained national air traffic controllers; and if he will make a statement.

 (71161)

319  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the target staff complement is of National Air Traffic Services; how many vacancies and at what levels are unfilled; how many individuals have (a) left, (b) retired from and (c) joined NATS in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71163)

320  
N  
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on what powers (a) he and (b) the London Mayor (i) have and (ii) will have in order to place the Tube Infracos into administration; and under what legislation these powers are in place.

 (71052)

321  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what Railtrack's cost of borrowing was in 2001-02; and what the cost of borrowing for Network Rail will be.

 (71260)

322  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the review of the planning process for transport projects to which transport funding announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th July are linked.

 (71255)

323  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average incidence of people (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents in Great Britain was for 1994 to 1998; and what the average incidence was in disadvantaged communities.

 (71624)

324  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of congestion in large urban areas in England was in 2000; and what criteria are used to define such areas.

 (71625)

325  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, to what extent he estimates the Mayor of London's proposals for congestion charging will contribute to the delivery of the public services agreement targets to reduce congestion in large urban areas in England.

 (71627)

326  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how he plans to take forward his responsibility for delivering the Public Services Agreement to reduce congestion in London to below 2000 levels by 2010.

 (71628)

327  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the criteria for assessing journey times on London Underground services for the purposes of judging performance against the PSA targets for transport set out in the 2002 Spending Review.

 (71618)

328  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the (a) benchmark lead times for major infrastructure transport projects and (b) shortened lead times are which form part of the delivery reform measures to which transport funding announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th July are linked.

 (71259)

329  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the delivery reform measures to which the transport funding announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th July is linked.

 (71256)

330  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a list of the 96 major local road and public transport schemes approved under the Transport 10 year plan.

 (71609)

331  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the level of congestion was on the inter-urban trunk road network in 2000; and what criteria are to be used to measure changes in congestion each year.

 (71626)

332  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the criteria to be used in assessing whether the connection between national objectives for transport and local delivery have been strengthened.

 (71257)

333  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the criteria for assessing whether a road accident in Great Britain takes place in a disadvantaged community for the purposes of the PSA targets for transport set out in the 2002 Spending Review.

 (71622)

334  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his Department will publish local competition benchmarks.

 (71617)

335  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how he plans to take forward his responsibility for delivering the public service agreement to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in traffic accidents in Scotland.

 (71619)

336  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the benchmark is for (a) accessibility, (b) punctuality, (c) reliability and (d) use of local public transport against which the PSA targets for transport contained in the 2002 Spending Review are set.

 (71620)

337  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the benchmarks are for (a) rail punctuality, (b) rail reliability and (c) rail use against which the PSA targets for transport contained in the 2002 Spending Review are set.

 (71621)

338  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by how much the proposed financing arrangements for Network Rail will increase the buying power of the transport settlement announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th July.

 (71261)

339  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average incidence of children (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents in Great Britain was for 1994 to 1998; and what the average incidence was in disadvantaged communities.

 (71623)

340  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out the timescale for achievement of the delivery reform measures to which transport funding increases announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th July are linked.

 (71258)

341  Jim Dowd (Lewisham West): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 143W, on car use, what evaluation he has made of the impact of the Mayor of London's policies in this regard.

 (72001)

342  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans there are for (a) bypasses, (b) road widening and (c) road schemes on the A140.

 (71866)

343  Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his statement of 27th June, Official Report, columns 971-73, on network rail, if he will make a statement on the Government's proposal to incur the contingent liabilities set out in the associated minutes he laid before Parliament.

 (72012)

344  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects the Strategic Rail Authority to present its report on the upgrading of the West Coast Main Line.

 (71725)

345  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what is the estimated number of people living within 600m of a trunk road.

 (71338)

346  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th July, Official Report, column 668W, on road and bridge maintenance, if he will place copies of the assessment made by his Department on the condition of roads and bridges as set out by the local transport plans and annual progress reports submitted by the highways authorities last year in the Library; and what assessment he has made of the annual progress reports, submitted by the highways authorities last year, as to the progress made in road and bridge maintenance.

 (71376)

347  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd July, Official Report, column 205W, on bus priority schemes, how many routes were operated by guided buses as part of the London Bus Initiative in each of the last three years; and what the average level of government funding was for each route.

 (71383)

348  
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 powers of bus compliance officers with regards to (a) setting operators' punctuality targets and (b) enforcing operators' punctuality targets.

 (71346)

349  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made as to the loss of station capacity resulting from work planned under the proposed PPP; and if he will make a statement.

 (71497)

350  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will estimate the loss of time per kilometre in hours for drivers and passengers on roads in (a) England and (b) Great Britain in each of the last three years as a result of congestion.

 (71323)

351  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what length of strategic road network was widened in each of the last three years.

 (71321)

352  
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 progress towards the output of (a) improved bus frequencies, (b) enhanced off-peak and (c) enhanced night bus services in London as part of the 10 year plan.

 (71318)

353  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment for the purposes of the Ten Year Plan he has made as to the change in journey speeds on tram systems in London over the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71499)

354  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July, Official Report, column 976W, on bus services, against what benchmark he will judge whether his Department is meeting its public service agreement to secure improvements in bus punctuality.

 (71372)

355  
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 level of overcrowding on London trains; and if he will give the benchmark against which he will judge the target of reducing overcrowding to meet the SRA standards by 2010, as indicated in annex 2 of the 10 year plan.

 (71345)

356  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) passenger journeys on buses and (b) bus trips per person per year there were in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

 (71330)

357  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average noise level is (a) 100m, (b) 300m and (c) 600m away from a trunk road in each of the last three years.

 (71339)

358  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made as to the changes in the level of unregulated rail fares in comparison to the RPI in each of the last three years; and if he will list those train operating companies that have increased unregulated fares above the RPI, in each of the last two years.

 (71385)

359  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 4th July, Official Report, column 465W, on Railtrack, on what date he expects to authorise the change of control; and if he will make a statement on the conditions that must be satisfied by Network Rail before he authorises the change of control.

 (71374)

360  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured on the strategic road network in each of the last three years.

 (71501)

361  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the lines included in the target given in his 10 Year Plan for an 80 per cent. increase in patronage on inter-city lines, at paragraph 6.22, page 49; and if he will publish the relevant patronage levels for each of the last three years.

 (71566)

362  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the slight casualty rate was on the strategic road network in each year from 1994 to 2002; and what the annual average was for 1994 to 1998.

 (71503)

363  
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 progress towards the target of a 15 per cent. reduction in traffic congestion across London, as given in the 10 year plan.

 (71320)

364  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many vehicle kilometres were travelled on roads in (a) England and (b) Great Britain in 1996.

 (71331)

365  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what (a) proportion and (b) length of the strategic road network requires maintenance.

 (71333)

366  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 9th July, Official Report, column 808W, on London Underground, if he will make a statement on the methodology used to determine London Underground's weighted measure.

 (71482)

367  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the accessibility indicator (households within 13 minutes walk of a bus stop with a service frequency at least once an hour was for (a) small urban areas three to 25k, (b) small urban areas three to 10k, (c) small urban areas 10 to 25k, (d) median urban areas, (e) large urban areas, (f) metropolitan built-up areas and (g) London boroughs in each of the latest three years for which figures are available.

 (71328)

368  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average journey speed on light rail systems in London was at July 2000; and what the benchmark is against which he will judge whether he has achieved the output of faster journeys by light rail in London in the 10 year plan.

 (71312)

369  
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 change in journey speeds on light rail systems in London in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71315)

370  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information he collates on the frequency of buses in London; and if he will provide such statistics for the last four years.

 (71498)

371  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the strategic routes with HGV lanes.

 (71336)

372  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July, Official Report, column 976W, on bus services, if he will list those traffic commission areas in which bus compliance officers have surveyed the performance of bus operators in each of the last five years.

 (71367)

373  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of households in rural areas were within 13 minutes walk of an hourly or better bus service for the last (a) quarter and (b) year, for which figures are available.

 (71342)

374  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to allow increases in regulated rail fares above the current cap.

 (71384)

375  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment for the purposes of the Ten Year Plan he has made as to the change in journey speeds on guided buses in London over the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71500)

376  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates he has made as to the change in capacity on London Underground resulting from the PPP proposal; and if he will make a statement.

 (71387)

377  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the differences between travel times road users would achieve in free-flowing conditions and the travel times they actually achieve, in average time lost per kilometre driven (a) on inter-urban trunk roads, (b) on roads in large urban areas, (c) in other urban areas, (d) in London, (e) in all other areas and (f) on all roads in each of the last three years.

 (71316)

378  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) passenger journeys on local bus services and (b) local bus trips per person there were in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

 (71329)

379  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the major local road improvements, as given in para 6.61, page 65, of the 10 year plan (a) started and (b) completed since July 2000.

 (71325)

380  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the transport-related services offered by Government via direct electronic access.

 (71322)

381  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish the next surveys relating to the level of congestion on the inter-urban trunk road network and in large urban areas.

 (71565)

382  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many children were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in Great Britain in road accidents in each year from1994; and what the average was for 1994 to 1998.

 (71504)

383  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th July, Official Report, column 7W, on road and bridge maintenance, if he will make a statement on the methodology used when calculating the authorities' funding requirements for road and bridge maintenance for 2001 to 2006.

 (71373)

384  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which home zones have been introduced in each of the last three years.

 (71332)

385  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made as to (a) the current level and (b) the level as at July 2000 of maintenance backlog for (i) local roads, (ii) bridges and (iii) lighting.

 (71343)

386  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents on roads in each of the last three years.

 (71502)

387  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd July, Official Report, column 205W, on bus priority schemes, what the components are of the London Bus Initiative, including the breakdown of the purposes for which funding provided by government has been used; and if he will make a statement.

 (71382)

388  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average journey speed on tram systems in London was at July 2000; and what the benchmark is against which he will judge whether he has achieved the output of faster journeys by tram in London in the 10 year plan.

 (71313)

389  
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 level of fuel duty rebate available to community transport services.

 (71341)

390  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the average journey speed on guided buses in London was at July 2000; and what the benchmark is against which he will judge whether he has achieved the output of faster journeys by guided bus in London in the 10 year plan.

 (71314)

391  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will define the major local road improvements, other than bypasses, as given in para 6.61, page 65, of the 10 year plan.

 (71324)

392  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what length of the trunk road network has been given lower-noise surfaces (a) since July 2000 and (b) in each of the last three years.

 (71335)

393  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the total length of HGV lanes is on the Strategic Network.

 (71337)

394  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when work on the Twyford railway bridge will be completed.

 (71483)

395  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the roads providing drivers with instant access to network conditions; and what the total length of road is providing this information.

 (71334)

396  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of (a) the current condition of local roads and (b) the condition of local roads as at July 2000.

 (71344)

397  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the benchmark is against which he will judge the 10 year plan target of 15 per cent. reduction in traffic congestion across London; and what the subsequent performance statistics relating to this target are.

 (71319)

398  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the benchmark is against which he will judge the 10 year plan output of (a) improved bus frequencies, (b) enhanced off-peak and (c) enhanced night bus services in London; and what the subsequent performance statistics relating to this target are.

 (71317)

399  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of road network in (a) England and (b) Great Britain was at 100 per cent. or greater stress in (i) 1996, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2001 and (iv) 2002 to date.

 (71340)

400  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th July, Official Report, column 668W, on London Underground, if he will publish (a) the data and (b) the calculations, used in order to produce chart 6j (overcrowding on the London Underground today), on page 67 of the 10 year plan.

 (71375)

401  Mr George Osborne (Tatton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what national guidelines there are on the use of road signs alerting road users to the presence of cyclists.

 (71718)

402  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many road users in the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency had accidents in the last year for which figures are available; and what the UK average is.

 (71763)

403  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the EC-Bulgaria Joint Transport 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.

 (71830)

404  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the EEC-Slovenia Joint Transport 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.

 (71831)

405  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the EC-Romania Joint Transport 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.

 (71829)

406  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the European Energy and Transport Forum 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.

 (71821)

407  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the EC- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Transport 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.

 (71828)

408  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will initiate a bicycle awareness campaign.

 (71929)

409  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his policy regarding the location of new runways to be built in the South East.

 (71928)

410  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72067)

411  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government colleagues concerning the Sunderland Commission.

 (71770)

412  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent steps he has taken to extend the profile of Wales abroad.

 (71772)

413  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government colleagues concerning the impact of possible monetary union on Wales.

 (71768)

414  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Office concerning the Government's proposals for improvement of civil courts.

 (71771)

415  Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how and (b) when his Department will meet its commitments in the Government's response to the Disability Rights Taskforce recommendations.

 (71754)

416  Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how and (b) when his Department will introduce a public sector duty to provide rights for disabled people similar to the duty introduced in the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

 (71755)

417  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to introduce the changes to the CSA; and if he will make a statement.

 (70799)

418  Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list projects involving faith communities which are supported by his Department.

 (71846)

419  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost has been to his Department of the Child Support Reforms New Rules Implementation computer system; what delivery date was specified in the contract for this system; what (a) financial penalties to the contractor and (b) costs to his Department accrue as a consequence of the late delivery of this computer system; and if he will make a statement.

 (71557)

420  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72068)

421  
N  
Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Cabinet Office, how many monthly audits of regulation have taken place since 1997 relating to (a) the number of new regulations introduced and (b) the number of regulations repealed.

 (71266)

422  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Cabinet Office, what mechanism there is to ensure Government departments produce explanatory memoranda on proposed EU legislation in time for proper consideration by the European Scrutiny Committee.

 (71654)

423  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Cabinet Office, what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1st April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were.

 (72070)

424  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what consultations were entered into with honourable Members prior to the second reading of the European Parliamentary Elections Bill [Lords].

 [Transferred]   (71262)

425  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what research his Department has undertaken on open lists, with specific reference to the European Parliamentary Elections Bill [Lords].

 [Transferred]   (71263)

426  
N  
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh): To ask the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to introduce new framework legislation on emergency planning; and if he will make a statement.

 [Transferred]   (71184)

427  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many tests have been carried out by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise on imported foods and ingredients in each of the last five years, broken down by category; and what proportion of those tests identified unauthorised GMO samples.

 [Transferred]   (71252)

428  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): To ask the Solicitor General, how many trials there were in which an offender was brought to justice in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (71612)

429  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee for co-ordination in the internal market field 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]   (71823)

430  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the EU Advisory Committee on opening up public contracts 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]   (71822)

431  Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on what progress she expects on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; and what timetable she expects will be agreed for its reform.

 [Transferred]   (71723)

432  Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the EU Scientific Committee for occupational exposure limits to chemical agents 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]   (71820)



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