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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 22 July 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 22 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.
 


 
1  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, pursuant to the Answer of 27th February, Official Report, column 1277W, on recycling, if she will publish the monthly data; if she will add the recycling of plastic bottles and plastic covering to the list; and if she will make a statement.

 (70217)

2  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost was of publishing his Department's annual report and those of the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions in each of the past five years; and if he will provide a breakdown of the costs incurred.

 (70104)

3  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the per capita central Government funding is for local government expenditure on (a) Surrey and (b) Durham.

 (72393)

4  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received from borough councils regarding the proposed redistribution of right-to-buy receipts from local authorities.

 (72395)

5  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 1st July, Official Report, column 196W, on children in care, what figures his Department holds on the number of children that are (a) homeless, (b) in bed and breakfast accommodation and (c) in temporary accommodation.

 (71887)

6  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70544)

7  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes to levels of housing funding for each region there have been between
2001-02 and 2002-03.

 (70804)

8  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what representations he has received on his proposals for planning reforms.

 (72091)

9  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the transport implications of his oral statement of 18th July.

 (72112)

10  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he plans to review the mobile phone operators' voluntary code of operation on planning.

 (71790)

11  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72270)

12  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72289)

13  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty homes there are (a) in England and (b) in each county or metropolitan district; and what each represents as percentage of housing stock.

 (72282)

14  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes will take place to the planned total house numbers in each county or unitary authority as a result of his statement on sustainable communities; and how many houses there were in each in 1997.

 (72285)

15  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72246)

16  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when the Government proposes to amend Part M of the Building Regulations relating to access for disabled people; and if he will make a statement.

 (72303)

17  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale of 27th February, Official Report, column 1362W, if he will list the campaigns managed by the Central Office of Information in each of the last five financial years; and what the (a) costs and (b) advertising agencies that received contracts for each campaign were.

 (72419)

18  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if she will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if she will make a statement.

 (70203)

19  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in her press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70550)

20  Mr Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is her policy to seek to regulate religious broadcasting by (a) placing limits on ownership, (b) regulation and (c) legislation.

 (72406)

21  
N  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the progress of the Creative Partnerships Programme.

 (68957)

22  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Totnes dated 28th June about the number of road and carriageway closures in Royal Parks; and if she will make a statement on the delay in responding.

 (71191)

23  Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Interdepartmental Group on Sport has discussed the relationship of sport and health; and what conclusions were reached.

 (72235)

24  Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement about progress achieved towards meeting the aim of significantly raising the time spent on sport and physical activity by five to 16 year olds.

 (72234)

25  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for how long she retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72284)

26  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via her Department's website.

 (72292)

27  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72253)

28  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on the BBC's expenditure on digital services.

 (72450)

29  
N  
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of the development of large scale wind farms in the North Sea on (a) existing radar defence and (b) the UK's ability to co-operate with the USA in respect of the Missile Defense Program; and if he will make a statement.

 (70045)

30  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70548)

31  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70205)

32  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list his Department's total expenditure relating to the Royal Military Music School, Knellar Hall, Twickenham for each year since 1995.

 (70517)

33  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the opportunity cost was of the compulsory mobilisation of reserve forces doctors on 16th May.

 (72552)

34  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many United Kingdom soldiers were deployed overseas on (a) peacekeeping missions and (b) active service operations in each year since 1997; and how many United Kingdom soldiers are expected to return from such missions by 1st September.

 (72075)

35  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what defence spending was as a percentage of United Kingdom gross domestic product in each year since 1980.

 (72576)

36  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the projected defence spending is, as a percentage of UK GDP, from 2002-03 to 2005-06.

 (72577)

37  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a breakdown of incremental 2002-03 defence spending announced in the 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review by (a) type of expenditure, (b) country and (c) region of the United Kingdom in which this increase is likely to be spent.

 (72579)

38  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the increase in defence spending announced in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review will be spent on Trident in each year from 2002-03 to 2005-06.

 (72575)

39  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a breakdown of defence spending in each year since 1997-98 by each country and region of the United Kingdom in which it was spent.

 (72578)

40  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72264)

41  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72293)

42  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72258)

43  Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the proposed timetable and specification are for the construction of the proposed two hospital ships.

 (72396)

44  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Future Rapid Effects System and the future of (a) the UK's heavy warfighting capability, (b) the development of lighter forces and (c) the role of the medium force in the UK army.

 (72539)

45  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures are being undertaken to ensure that Britain's military forces undergo modernisation and have the latest technology available.

 (72540)

46  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent in modifying the SA80; and what plans he has to (a) modify and (b) replace the rifle.

 (72534)

47  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent developments have been made in submarine air independent propulsion; what the implications of this are for diesel submarines; and if he will make a statement on the future of diesel submarines in the Royal Navy.

 (72537)

48  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to sell reserve spare military equipment; and what measures are in place to monitor the availability of equipment for UK forces.

 (72542)

49  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what developments are to be undertaken with FIST; and if he will make a statement.

 (72541)

50  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures have been taken to increase the reliability of the Challenger and Warrior armoured vehicles; and what the future replacement of these vehicles will be.

 (72536)

51  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the German commitment to the A400M project; what problems have been encountered with compatibility with the C-130; and what the capability of the aircraft is.

 (72535)

52  Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the inquiry into the management of Tameside College has been completed; whether all those who complained were interviewed by the inquiry team; and how many claims for unfair dismissal by the college (a) are outstanding and (b) have been settled.

 (72186)

53  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teaching vacancies in Surrey are unfilled; and how many were unfilled 12 months ago.

 (72397)

54  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the average class size is, ranked according to local education authority, at the latest date for which figures are available.

 (72398)

55  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the per capita central Government funding was for (a) Surrey and (b) Durham.

 (72392)

56  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the statement of the School Standards Minister of 15th July, Official Report, column 67, lines 1-2, and the statement of the former School Standards Minister of 13th December 2001, Standing Committee G, column 157, lines 59-61, if subsection (1)(a) of section 10 of the Education Bill allows governing bodies to form a company to manage or operate a school.

 (71732)

57  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many SMEs have lost their Investors in People Award status as of January; and if she will make a statement.

 (70195)

58  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in her press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70536)

59  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if she will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if she will make a statement.

 (70214)

60  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the total GCSE points score for (a) all pupils, (b) pupils in the upper quartile and (c) pupils in the lower quartile was in (i) specialist schools designated on or before September 1st 1996 (ii) specialist schools designated after September 1996 and (iii) all schools in each of the last five years.

 (69693)

61  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many school playing fields have been sold since 1997.

 (68971)

62  Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if she has been consulted about the proposal by King's College London to sell the land known as Block 9 at St Thomas's Hospital.

 (72383)

63  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of schools have broadband Internet access in (a) Tamworth, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England.

 (71567)

64  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the expected total of spending on (a) higher and (b) further education was (i) in 2002-03 and 2003-04 before the CSR and (ii) in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 after the CSR.

 (71388)

65  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, for how long she retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72265)

66  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether it is her policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via her Department's website.

 (72294)

67  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72254)

68  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what the outcome was of the survey conducted by the Government's children's and young people's unit regarding young people's involvement in the political process; and if she will make a statement.

 (72388)

69  
N  
Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of publishing her Department's annual report and those of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in each of the past five years; and if she will provide a breakdown of the cost incurred.

 (70105)

70  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on flood defences in England broken down by (a) constituency and (b) government regional development agency in the past five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70606)

71  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if she will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if she will make a statement.

 (70204)

72  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regional climate change scenarios have been modelled by her Department in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70533)

73  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in her press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70549)

74  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to charge individual households for waste collection; and if she will make a statement.

 (72223)

75  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she plans to have with French representatives concerning the export of beef from the UK to France.

 (72440)

76  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent consultations she has had with organisations representing Scottish farmers regarding CAP reform.

 (72438)

77  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter to her dated 18h June from the right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs M. Wood.

 (72146)

78  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will hold discussions with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors on its study on The Impact of Modulation; and if she will make a statement.

 (71269)

79  Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in publishing the inspectors report on the Hendon Sewage Treatment works; and when she expects to publish it.

 (72308)

80  Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to encourage (a) the sheep farming industry to replace live animal exports with the export of meat and carcasses, (b) the public to purchase domestically produced rather than imported lamb and (c) retailers to market UK-produced light lambs while paying a price to farmers which properly reflects the production costs.

 (72443)

81  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce anti-light-pollution legislation; and if she will make a statement.

 (72095)

82  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers she has to impose Agenda 21, community renewable energy, and alternative energy strategies on local authorities; and what penalties may be exacted from local authorities which fail to produce such strategies in comformity with her guidance.

 (72046)

83  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to ensure that all documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via her Department's website; and for how long she retains on her Department's website documents referred to in parliamentary answers.

 (72218)

84  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what requirements are placed on (a) local authorities and (b) energy providers with regard to Agenda 21, community renewable energy, and alternative energy strategies.

 (72047)

85  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72250)

86  
N  
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) the Scottish NFU and (b) NFU Wales on the potential effects of the ban on the export of lamb as proposed by the French Government.

 (71676)

87  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reasons underlie the change in bovine TB compensation expenditure in Great Britain from 2000-01.

 (72306)

88  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what reasons underlie the change in expenditure on the bovine TB programme, excluding compensation, in Wales from 1999-2000 to 2000-01.

 (72305)

89  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of her budget increase will be spent on the implementation of the Curry Commission's report.

 (72455)

90  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the final agenda is for the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development.

 (72449)

91  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Curry Commission recommendations will be implemented.

 (72456)

92  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what penalties are available for someone caught dealing in the rare wildlife trade; and what plans she has to increase penalties.

 (72529)

93  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures are in place to ensure that rare wildlife in the UK is protected.

 (72528)

94  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many types of animals in the UK are on the endangered species list; and what measures she is taking to increase their numbers.

 (72530)

95  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 15th July, Official Report, column 73W, on development assistance, what strategy he has for raising UK official development assistance to the UN target of 0.7 per cent. of GNP from 2005-06.

 (72544)

96  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 17th July, Official Report, column 336W, on pharmaceutical companies, what steps he is taking to ensure such tax incentives are not exploited by UK-based pharmaceutical companies, for the clearance of expired or nearly expired medicines to developing countries.

 (72432)

97  Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have applied for conditional excemption from inheritance tax in the last 12 months; and how this tax relief is being amended to take into account the implementation of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 about access to the countryside.

 (72185)

98  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many game farms were registered for gamebird rearing in the UK; and how many initiatives there were to identify the valuation relating to gamebird farms in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

 (71942)

99  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what figures he collates relating to VAT raised from the sale of shooting rights; and if he will place them in the Library.

 (71941)

100  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many properties which were identified as operating as a game farm had not been assessed for non-domestic rates; and what proportion of those properties were (a) allowed to remain open and (b) closed down, in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

 (71943)

101  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision of the London VAT tribunal in the Kingcrest case on the implementation of free nursing care and the affordability of fee levels.

 (71678)

102  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will amend VAT regulations relating to the VAT status of care homes.

 (71508)

103  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70213)

104  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70538)

105  Julia Drown (South Swindon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he estimates would be saved on the working families tax credit and other benefits if local government staff were paid a rate of £5 an hour.

 (72220)

106  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rules are regarding obtaining work without the possession of a national insurance number.

 (72126)

107  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how fees for an (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory proposed entitlement identity card will be treated in the national accounts.

 (72115)

108  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers were prosecuted for employing people without national insurance numbers in (a) 1998, (b) 1999, (c) 2000 and (d) 2001; and what penalties were imposed.

 (72125)

109  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of employees working in the UK without national insurance numbers.

 (72124)

110  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the procedures are for obtaining a national insurance number for adults who have entered the UK (a) legally, (b) illegally and (c) on claiming asylum.

 (72127)

111  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of inward investment into the United Kingdom was in the years ending (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) 1st May 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (72094)

112  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates to be the total potential payout due from the Inland Revenue to claimants stemming from the cases at issue in Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals.

 (72568)

113  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of DEL spending labelled 'transport' is spent on (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) England and Wales and (d) England, Wales and Scotland in each year from 2002-03 to 2005-06.

 (72591)

114  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the comparability factor for Culture, Media and Sport in Scotland has decreased.

 (72593)

115  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason payments have ceased following the Court of Appeal's decision Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals; and if he will make a statement.

 (72570)

116  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which mid-year population estimates were used to determine incremental Scottish DEL expenditure for 2002-03; and which mid-year population estimates will be used for the same determination for Scottish funding for each year from 2003-04 to 2005-06.

 (72594)

117  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on (a) the real growth rates of UK (i) total and (ii) average managed expenditure outlined in the 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review and (b) real growth rates in UK total managed expenditure over the last five years.

 (72555)

118  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many outstanding claims are pending in respect of the cases at issue in Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals.

 (72566)

119  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer for which years claimants may have valid claims for refunds from the Inland Revenue after the Court of Appeal's decision, Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals.

 (72569)

120  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what redress can be sought by claimants who have not been paid their back-tax pursuant to the Court of Appeal's decision Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals.

 (72571)

121  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Court of Appeal's decision Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals, for what reason taxpayers who overpaid due to mistaken classifications between offshore jack-up rigs and ships, have not been repaid in full.

 (72572)

122  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on (a) the real growth rates of UK departmental expenditure levels as outlined in the 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review and (b) real growth rates in UK departmental expenditure levels over the last five years.

 (72556)

123  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how the comparability factors for Scottish expenditure via Barnett were determined.

 (72592)

124  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims made by offshore workers have been paid as a result of the court decisions in Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals.

 (72565)

125  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much growth would be required in the United Kingdom over the next two quarters of 2002 in order to meet the GDP growth targets set out in the 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review.

 (72589)

126  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average GDP growth rate for the United Kingdom has been in each year since 1997-98.

 (72590)

127  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how the budget of the Scotland Office is determined.

 (72553)

128  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money is on loan from the Public Works Loan Board, broken down by country or region of the United Kingdom; and how much money is available for lending from the PWLB.

 (72588)

129  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Scottish Executive on the issue of Scottish fiscal autonomy.

 (72554)

130  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the (a) lowest, (b) highest and (c) average payout to claimants stemming from the cases at issue in Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals.

 (72567)

131  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the status is of claims made by offshore workers regarding payment to them by the Inland Revenue stemming from the court decisions in Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals; and if he will make a statement.

 (72564)

132  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72287)

133  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72277)

134  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72244)

135  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the independence and quality of national statistics.

 (72452)

136  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the annual report of the Statistics Commission.

 (72457)

137  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Government will ask the National Audit office to determine whether the spending review targets have been met.

 (72448)

138  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the draft application form for the child tax credit and the working tax credit, with the relevant guidance notes.

 (72420)

139  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer in cases where two parents share the care of a child, which parent will be eligible for the child tax credit.

 (72427)

140  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people's annual gross income increased by more than £2,500 in each of the last two financial years for which such figures are available.

 (72416)

141  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer which non-government organisations will help distribute information about the new tax credits.

 (72428)

142  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many strikes due to industrial dispute have occurred in the UK in the past 10 years; and what the (a) location and (b) duration was of those that went beyond six weeks.

 (71789)

143  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70547)

144  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70206)

145  Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the method of handling the applications for asylum by two boys in Melbourne on 18th July.

 (72128)

146  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 181W, if he will place in the Library his letter to the Board of Deputies of 20th June; and if he will make a statement.

 (72048)

147  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the international commuity continues to protect the peace process in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.

 (72176)

148  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with Sierra Leone's President on (a) broadening his government, (b) defusing ethnic tensions in Sierra Leone and (c) speeding up reforms of the security structures in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.

 (72179)

149  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received concerning divisions between Sierra Leone's army and the Sierra Leone People's Party; and if he will make a statement.

 (72177)

150  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the threat posed to peace and stability in Sierra Leone by (a) President Charles Taylor of Liberia and (b) Revolutionary United Front insurgents and Kamajor militias inside Liberia.

 (72174)

151  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he has collated concerning the fairness of the May electoral process in Sierra Leone; and in particular the levels of fraud and coercion; and if he will make a statement.

 (72181)

152  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, until when the UN Mission and the British military and police training teams are scheduled to remain in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.

 (72180)

153  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to bring all sides in Liberia's civil war to peace negotiations; and if he will make a statement.

 (72173)

154  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence his Department has collated on political influence in prosecution decisions in Sierra Leone.

 (72178)

155  Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to seek to ensure that Revolutionary United Front insurgents and Kamajor militias inside Liberia will not be a threat to peace and stability in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.

 (72175)

156  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposed percentage increase in staff following the forthcoming enlargement to the (a) Commission, (b) Council of Ministers, (c) Court of Justice and (d) European Parliament in relation to the percentage of the population of the respective applicant counties; and if he will make a statement.

 (72232)

157  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 175W, on overseas territories, which seven overseas territories have produced and published statistics over the five year period up to and including either 2000 or 2001; and if he will in each case indicate the years in that period that no publication was made in respect of each overseas territory.

 (71570)

158  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 175W, on overseas territories, if he has assessed the recent publication of a compendium of statistics by Gibraltar to be of a standard and detail satisfactory to his Department.

 (71572)

159  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 175W, on overseas territories, to what extent the overseas territories differ in their system for the collection and publication of statistics; and which publish details within these statistics that constitute national income accounts.

 (71569)

160  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 175W, on overseas territories, with which overseas territories his Department is consulting about refining and improving their statistical returns.

 (71571)

161  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17th July, ref. 68235, if he will list his travellers tips for gay travellers and his guidelines on forced marriage.

 (72549)

162  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72266)

163  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72263)

164  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72252)

165  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the SADC Parliamentary Forum's electoral norms and standards; and what steps the Government is taking to promote them in Africa.

 (72299)

166  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action is being taken to ensure that financial markets beyond those of the EU and Switzerland are off-limits to those members of the ZANU-PF whose assets are frozen.

 (72300)

167  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was discussed at the meeting with Foreign Minister Mudenge on 10th November 2001; and what the conclusions were from that meeting.

 (72301)

168  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 21st June, Official Report, column 633W, on Malcolm Rennie / Brian Peters, whether the document that his Department has agreed to publish will include (a) the Department's correspondence with Mr Rennie's and Mr Peters' families from 1975 to 1977 and (b) the minutes of the meetings with Mr Horta in 1976 and Mr Dunn in 1977.

 (72574)

169  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 9th May, Official Report, column 310W, on East Timor, if he has congratulated the Government of Indonesia on their President's visit to East Timor to take part in the Independence Day celebrations on 20th May; and what representations he made about the warships which accompanied the President.

 (72573)

170  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 12th July, Official Report, column 1275W, on the European Medical Devices Directive, ref 67637, when a response is expected; and if he will place a copy of the response in the Library.

 (71734)

171  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential health implications resulting from (a) repeated iris scans and (b) repeated retina scans.

 (71796)

172  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he has taken to publicise the fact that accident and emergency departments do not give advice over the phone.

 (72415)

173  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, in rank order of health authority, the proportion of patients waiting a year or more for in-patient treatment (a) at the latest available date and (b) 12 months ago.

 (72413)

174  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there are for (a) nurses and (b) doctors ranked according to health authority (i) at the most recent date and (ii) 12 months ago.

 (72414)

175  
N  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases have been referred from the health authorities in Kent for operations abroad in the last 12 months; and of those completed (a) what proportion showed serious post-operative complications and (b) what the cost was in each case.

 (68859)

176  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has made to ensure that the cost of a state-funded placement does not exceed the total of the NHS registered nurse contribution and social services department personal care and hotel payment.

 (71201)

177  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July, Official Report, column 1037W, on inappropriate medication, how many people died from (a) suffering adverse reactions and (b) being prescribed inappropriate medication in each (i) health authority and (ii) region in each of the last five years.

 (71946)

178  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the sum to be transferred from local authority budgets to the NHS to cover the nursing contribution payments from 1st April 2003.

 (71196)

179  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 10th May, Official Report, column 403W, on hospital acquired infection, what plans he has to make representations to the International Classification of Diseases to include MRSA as a distinct code for encoding death registration data.

 (71349)

180  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who has responsibility for (a) co-ordinating the international recruitment efforts throughout England's eight regions, (b) ensuring consistent standards and cost-effective best practice in employment, (c) developing agreements between governments, (d) ensuring international co-operation and the recruitment and exchange of health care professionals and (e) ensuring that developing countries are protected from targeted recruitment.

 (71505)

181  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many additional nurses will be required to undertake the registered nursing contribution assessments of state-funded placements in care homes.

 (71192)

182  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the recently published report of the Rowntree Trust into the economics of the care home sector.

 (71679)

183  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the co-ordinator for the prescription plus scheme for sufferers of MS will be in post.

 (71203)

184  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd July, Official Report, column 449W, on carers, what steps his Department has taken to encourage general practitioners to detail in patient records whether a patient is also a carer.

 (71893)

185  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 781W, on international recruitment, how many international nurse recruitment agencies (a) have failed to adhere to the code of practice and (b) NHS organisations have been instructed not to deal with.

 (71573)

186  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the changes in fee levels paid by local authority social services departments on the rates paid under each of three bands for nursing contributions.

 (71198)

187  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out for each year how much of the increase in personal social services funding over the spending periods (a) 1998 to 2002 and (b) 2002 to 2006 is accounted for by an increased allocation for intermediate care.

 (71194)

188  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 15th July, on care homes ref. 68876, if he will place a copy of the questionnaire in the Library.

 (71648)

189  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what change there has been in the number of children being placed in foster care over the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (71737)

190  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency arrangements (a) his Department and (b) the National Care Standards Commission have made to advise care home managers concerning their legal obligations in respect of staff awaiting the results of a criminal record check after 1st August; how many care home staff are awaiting a clearance check by the Criminal Records Bureau; how long they have been waiting; and what action a home failing to comply with staffing regulations because of delays by the Criminal Records Bureau will be required to take.

 (71202)

191  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what format his Department holds information regarding the (a) number of acute psychiatric beds, (b) occupancy rate and (c) delayed discharge from these beds.

 (71947)

192  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of state-funded residents falling into each of the three nursing contribution bands.

 (71197)

193  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the final list of nursing agencies which comply to the code of practice on ethical nursing recruitment will be posted on his website.

 (71506)

194  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many international recruitment co-ordinators there are in each NHS region; and what their budget is for (a) 2000-01, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04.

 (71507)

195  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of state-funded care home residents who will be eligible for a registered nurse contribution assessment from 1st April 2003.

 (71193)

196  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the conclusions of his assessment of the performance of the Director for International Recruitment in the year 2001-02.

 (71733)

197  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the final free nursing care contribution evaluation report was received by his Department.

 (71348)

198  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is given to individual carers about the type of prescriptions provided to children in care.

 (71738)

199  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Director for International Recruitment in 2001-02.

 (71574)

200  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when assessments of state-funded residents for their entitlement to a nursing contribution (a) commenced and (b) will be completed.

 (71199)

201  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the reports of the PSSRU submitted to his Department in (a) December 2001 and (b) February 2002; and what action has been taken in response to the findings and conclusions.

 (71195)

202  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department plans to collect to monitor the progress of the prescription plus scheme.

 (71200)

203  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 4th July, Official Report, column 516W, on health professionals, what information is collected on the number of applications to train as (a) GPs, (b) social workers, (c) physiotherapists and (d) special therapists in each of the last five years.

 (71944)

204  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the advice given by general practitioners to pregnant under- 16s; and if he will make a statement.

 (72239)

205  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if it is his policy to respect the conscientious objections of (a) doctors and (b) nurses to taking part in abortion operations; and if he will make a statement.

 (72241)

206  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when questions on conscientious objection to abortion referral and contraceptive provision to under 16s were included in local audits of general practice; whom his Department consulted beforehand; and if he will make a statement.

 (72231)

207  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library copies of local audits of general practice, referred to in paragraph 5.33 of the Government response to the First Annual Report of the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy.

 (72242)

208  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce legislation to enable a person born live but who was damaged during an abortion prior to 24 weeks gestation to secure compensation; and if he will make a statement.

 (72281)

209  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the analysis of local audits of general practice referred to in paragraph 5.33 of the Government response to the First Annual Report of the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy indicates a change of their policy in respect to the right of conscientious objection by general practitioners to taking part in abortion operations; and if he will make a statement.

 (72233)

210  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who his Department consulted before responding to the First Annual Report on the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy; and if he will make a statement.

 (72243)

211  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department is undertaking into the conscientious objections of doctors taking part in abortion operations; and if he will make a statement.

 (72240)

212  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 18th June, Official Report, column 229W, on cancer, what the average time has been over the last three years that cancer patients have waited from an urgent referral to the start of the treatment; and if he will make a statement.

 (70386)

213  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70202)

214  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70551)

215  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of drugs used in (a) the hospital service and (b) the community through the NHS are the subject of parallel importation from other European member states; what assessment he has made of the effect on the NHS of national quotas imposed by multinational drug companies to impede such activity; and if he will make a statement.

 (71729)

216  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on the price of the drug Zyprexa to the NHS of the restriction of imports of the drug from other European member countries.

 (71731)

217  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has made to the European Commission in respect of the decision by Eli Lilly to impose a quota system in the supply of the drug Zyprexa in other European Union member states.

 (71730)

218  Mr Tony Clarke (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency will publish their annual report and accounts.

 (72227)

219  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons payments to pharmacists are not covered by the Late Payment of Debt Act 1998.

 (72228)

220  Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his Department's record on the payment of bills on time over the last two years.

 (72229)

221  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the United Kingdom Government will be in a position to ratify the Hague Convention on inter-country adoptions.

 (71487)

222  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to monitor how many patients originally referred to a NHS consultant finally receive treatment in the private sector from the same consultant.

 (72222)

223  Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce regulations to prevent consultants treating patients in their private practices that were originally referred to them through the NHS.

 (72221)

224  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department requires primary care trusts in areas where newborn screening has been or is being implemented to allocate necessary funding to enable the screening to continue after the central funding to set up the programme runs out.

 (72538)

225  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of second opinion appointed doctors under the Mental Health Act 1983.

 (72135)

226  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish (a) the criteria for the appointment of doctors as second opinion appointed doctors under the Mental Health Act 1983 and (b) the appointment procedure for these positions.

 (72134)

227  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what fees and allowances are paid to second opinion appointed doctors under the Mental Health Act in April of each year since 1990.

 (72132)

228  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors are required by the Mental Health Act Commission to act as second opinion appointed doctors under the Mental Health Act 1983; and how many are in such posts.

 (72133)

229  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Oxford West and Abingdon of 15th July, Official Report, column 125W, on mental health, what information is held on the mental health of inmates in British prisons; and if he will make it available.

 (72422)

230  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the baseline is from which the target on increasing the participation of drug users in drug treatment programmes by 55 per cent. in the 2002 Public Service Agreement targets will be judged.

 (72262)

231  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the expected composition of the board of the NHS Bank.

 (71874)

232  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the management of the NHS Bank will be franchised to the private sector.

 (71873)

233  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Office of National Statistics on the accounting treatment of the borrowings of the NHS Bank.

 (71872)

234  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the activities of the NHS Bank since 15th May.

 (71886)

235  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, over what period repayments of money borrowed from the NHS Bank will be made.

 (71880)

236  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been lent by the NHS Bank since it commenced operation on 15th May.

 (71881)

237  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what interest rate will be charged on amounts borrowed from the NHS Bank.

 (71879)

238  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS Bank will have the authority to borrow from sources other than the Government.

 (71878)

239  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the NHS Bank will be accountable to Parliament.

 (71877)

240  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who will determine the criteria to be met by successful applicants for loans from the NHS Bank; and what those criteria will be.

 (71876)

241  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether trusts investing surplus cash with the NHS Bank will earn interest on new deposits.

 (71875)

242  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is expected that the Government will deposit further sums at the NHS Bank.

 (71883)

243  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what targets have been set for the NHS Bank.

 (71882)

244  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the NHS Bank will be accountable to the Chancellor of the Exchequer through public service agreements.

 (71884)

245  
N  
Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much cash has been deposited with the NHS Bank by trusts.

 (71885)

246  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those mental health trusts which have (a) expanded and (b) reduced the numbers of physiotherapists in the last 12 months.

 (70389)

247  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of multidisciplinary services for the treatment of mental health patients.

 (70388)

248  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received regarding the role of physiotherapy in the treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients; and if he will make a statement.

 (70394)

249  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many physiotherapists are employed in mental health trusts in each strategic health authority.

 (70395)

250  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions the Mental Health Care Group Workforce team has had regarding the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of Mental Health patients and disseminating best practice.

 (70391)

251  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the planned closure of the specialist mental health physiotherapy team at Oxleas NHS Trust accords with the Government's National Health Service Framework for Mental Health.

 (70387)

252  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to meet with (a) the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and (b) local patient groups to discuss the specialist mental health physiotherapy team at Oxleas NHS Trust.

 (70393)

253  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the evidence base for the value of physiotherapy in the treatment of mental health patients.

 (70392)

254  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of specialist physiotherapy services in the implementation and delivery of the National Health Service Framework on Mental Health.

 (70390)

255  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of recent research into the measles virus and the spinal fluid of autistic children; if he will commission further research into this issue; and if he will make a statement.

 (72183)

256  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of recent research into the impact on autistic children of a second dose of MMR.

 (72184)

257  Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of recent research into inflammatory bowel disease; what plans he has to act on the findings; and if he will make a statement.

 (72182)

258  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for issuing regulations on guidance on fat content on menus in restaurants in the UK in a similar way to that on food bought in supermarkets.

 (71568)

259  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will obtain for the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton a reply to the letter regarding Ms M. Allcock which the Right honourable Member sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 27th May and which the Secretary of State fowarded to the Medicines Control Agency for reply.

 (72139)

260  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has not received funding for the Salisbury Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service; and if he will make a statement.

 (71791)

261  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the letter of 11th February from Councillor Carole Paternoster of Aylesbury Vale District Council about the provision of hospital beds in the Aylesbury area.

 (70861)

262  Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about funding that his Department makes available for sports projects which improve public health.

 (72237)

263  Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of sport and physical recreation within plans to improve public health.

 (72238)

264  Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is available to primary care trusts on developing partnerships with sport and recreation bodies; and if he will encourage the formation of such partnerships.

 (72236)

265  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the financial allocation to the Isle of Wight Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority has been made on the basis of the combined allocation of its two predecessor health authorities in each year since its creation; and what those levels were.

 (71891)

266  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72271)

267  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 17th July, ref. 69433, who meets the cost of treatment by general practitioners of persons who are not entitled to NHS treatment; how many people who are not entitled to NHS treatment have been treated at NHS expense in the last year for which information is available; and what steps he takes to ensure recovery of the costs.

 (72551)

268  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72267)

269  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress he has made in working with IW Stakeholders to recognise island factors in the process of financial allocations for local health services.

 (71892)

270  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72247)

271  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists (a) left the NHS and (b) joined the NHS in each of the last five years; what percentage of the total number of dentists (i) left and (ii) joined the NHS in 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (72460)

272  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on recent research regarding genetically modified DNA material from crops finding its way into human stomach bacteria.

 (72447)

273  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what figures he has collated of the average cost over the past five years, by region, for residents of a private care home.

 (72384)

274  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time is a patient travelled to reach (a) NHS dentist and (b) a general practitioner in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (72382)

275  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is in accident and emergency departments by region, before a patient gets treated in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (72461)

276  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the members are of the National Care Standards Commission; and what recent statements they have made about the quality of services regulated under Part II of the Care Standards Act.

 (72302)

277  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care homes have (a) opened and (b) closed in each region in each of the last five years.

 (72545)

278  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for reform in NHS regarding (a) dentists and (b) general practitioners.

 (72391)

279  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to prepare (a) consumers and (b) retailers for the possibility of eating or selling meat that has been vaccinated for foot and mouth disease.

 (72451)

280  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government takes to promote nursing as a profession.

 (72444)

281  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of (a) dentists and (b) general practitioners were registered with the NHS in each region in each of the last five years.

 (72385)

282  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance his Department has given to (a) the Scottish Society for Autism and (b) other organisations helping people with autism in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 (72533)

283  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent on research into autism since 1997; and what plans he has to increase money into research.

 (72532)

284  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money was spent in the NHS on the treatment of autism in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what plans he has to increase the level of services available.

 (72531)

285  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average answering time is for someone ringing a police station directly in (a) Surrey, (b) England and (c) Wales.

 (72404)

286  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department will send a full response regarding a constituent, Miss Barker; and if he will make a statement on his handling of the correspondence.

 (72405)

287  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to improve the service for people who attempt to use the Immigration and Nationality Directorate hotline.

 (72403)

288  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered letters have been lost when sent out from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in Croydon in the last 12 months.

 (72402)

289  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for acknowledgement of a passport when handed over the counter in Croydon.

 (72401)

290  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70212)

291  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70541)

292  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many participants were in the home detention curfew scheme in (a) January, (b) February and (c) March.

 (70554)

293  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the reform of attendance centres.

 (71486)

294  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change responsibility for (a) junior and (b) senior attendance centres with the youth justice system.

 (71485)

295  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will define the rigorous procedures to check (a) access to information and (b) protection from unauthorised access referred to in paragraph 1.3 of his consultation document on Entitlement Cards and Identity Fraud.

 (72105)

296  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what non-governmental partners he plans will use the proposed entitlement identity card; and whether they will contribute revenue to the running costs of the card.

 (72114)

297  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the cost of (a) a full cost-benefit analysis of an entitlement identity card scheme and (b) a proper risk assessment of the challenges posed by the procurement and roll-out, as referred to in Cmnd 5557.

 (72109)

298  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information will be held on the proposed passport card.

 (72547)

299  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his estimate is of the number of fraudulent UK passports in existence and circulation.

 (72107)

300  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what checks he plans the issuing authority for a proposed entitlement identity card to make with the banking sector; and what exchanges of information are proposed.

 (72120)

301  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of computer technology in matching fingerprints.

 (72119)

302  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the organisations (a) to which he has sent a copy of the consultation paper on Entitlement Cards and Identity Fraud (Cmnd 5557) and (b) from which he has specifically requested views.

 (72103)

303  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the disadvantages of a non-compulsory, non-universal entitlement identity card.

 (72106)

304  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans that the proposed entitlement identity card would allow the (a) police and (b) paramedics and hospital staff access to medical records maintained on the smartcard.

 (72118)

305  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans that fingerprint records used in a proposed entitlement identity card would be available to the police.

 (72117)

306  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) universal and (b) voluntary entitlement identity cards which will be (i) lost and (ii) stolen per annum.

 (72158)

307  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what examples of passport cards in other jurisdictions he studied in his proposals for a passport card.

 (72123)

308  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the US Government regarding the acceptability of his proposed passport card as a replacement for the traditional passport for UK citizens entering the US.

 (72122)

309  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) European Union and (b) international standards with which a passport card must comply.

 (72121)

310  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will define the term core personal information used in paragraph 1.3 of his consultation document on Entitlement Cards and Identity Fraud; and if he will list the particulars.

 (72104)

311  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were (a) cautioned and (b) arrested for (i) possession and (ii) supply of (A) heroin, (B) crack, (C) cocaine, (D) ecstasy and (E) cannabis by each police force in June.

 (71647)

312  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mobile telephone thefts there were, broken down by police force area, in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (72088)

313  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of street robberies that involved mobile telephone theft in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

 (72089)

314  
N  
Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 15th July, Official Report, column 88W, on overstayers, what steps he plans to take to increase the rate of consideration and decision on applications under the Regularisation Scheme for Overstayers to meet his target date of April 2003.

 (71681)

315  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 7th June from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Dave Burley.

 (72141)

316  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 10th June from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Tikka Singh and Inda Kaur.

 (72144)

317  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 10th June from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Elma Gzoub.

 (72142)

318  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 10th June from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Saran Singh Taal.

 (72143)

319  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 29th May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs A. Bibi.

 (72145)

320  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 30th April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs Sumerra Riaz.

 (72148)

321  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 20th June from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Faia Ali Bafadhel.

 (72140)

322  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter to him dated 5th June from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Liaqat Ali.

 (72147)

323  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what lessons have been learned by his Department from the Yarl's Wood fire incident; and how those have been incorporated into the site search and assessment criteria for asylum removals centres.

 (70944)

324  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are included which take into account the proximity of schools, housing estates, industrial and regeneration sites in respect of asylum removals centres.

 (70945)

325  Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish for each prison the results achieved by the Prison Service on each of its key performance indicators during 2001-02.

 (72153)

326  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Rochford and Southend East of 17th June about Mr Fuat Altunyurt (Ref A 183001).

 (71350)

327  Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason Mr Mohammed Mahmood of Southend, reference M1051379, has not been notified of the outcome of his asylum application; and if he will make a statement.

 (72157)

328  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72268)

329  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the population in each police authority's area benefit from each of his crime reduction initiatives which has not been subject to national roll-out.

 (71890)

330  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72272)

331  
N  
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether street crime (a) fell and (b) rose (i) in London and (ii) nationally in each September since 1997, compared with (A) the preceding month and (B) the previous September.

 (71889)

332  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers were fined and how much was paid in fines for speeding in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001; and how many police man hours were used to catch drivers who were guilty of speeding in (A) England, (B) Wales and (C) Northern Ireland in each year.

 (72172)

333  Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the ethical guidelines that will be followed in respect of co-operation with EU National Anti-Terrorist Evaluation Teams.

 (72159)

334  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72251)

335  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the costs to voluntary organisations of becoming registered bodies with the Criminal Records Bureau due to (a) charges and (b) administration costs.

 (72390)

336  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which crimes will be affected by the new double jeopardy proposal.

 (72446)

337  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on Operation Landmark; and what resources are being put into it.

 (72524)

338  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if a person may countersign a passport application if they themselves do not possess a passport.

 (72527)

339  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts regarding tackling the distribution of child pornography on a European-wide scale; and what proposals were examined.

 (72526)

340  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of producing and possessing child pornography in the last year for which figures are available.

 (72523)

341  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers work in the UK special paedophile unit; what their annual budget is; and what plans he has to increase staff and resources.

 (72525)

342  Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures have been taken since 1997 to prevent the distribution of child pornography.

 (72522)

343  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July, Official Report, column 42W, on overseas aid, what plans she has to increase the percentage of UK bilateral assistance spent on low income countries.

 (72437)

344  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 15th July, Official Report, column 41W, on Somalia, which individuals her Department have lobbied for the lifting of the ban on Somali livestock exports.

 (72436)

345  John Barrett (Edinburgh West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10th July, Official Reort, columns 957-8W, on HIV/AIDS, how money has been (a) allocated and (b) spent for HIV/AIDS-related programmes, broken down by country.

 (72433)

346  Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will ascertain from the Government of China if the population and family planning law due to come into effect in China in September requires detailed population control quotas; and if she will make a statement.

 (72543)

347  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if she will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if she will make a statement.

 (70210)

348  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in her press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70540)

349  Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of funding her Department intends to provide for research by the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh (a) over the current financial year, (b) in the period up to 2005 and (c) after 2005.

 (72152)

350  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is her policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via her Department's website.

 (72273)

351  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for how long she retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72269)

352  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72249)

353  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how the G8's commitment to focusing their development efforts on cultures that demonstrate a political and financial commitment to good governance and the rule of law, investing in their people and pursuing policies that spur economic growth and alleviate povery will be reflected in (a) their development spending for 2003 and (b) their policies in 2003.

 (72304)

354  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by The Lord Chancellor's press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70539)

355  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70211)

356  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what arrangements are being made to transfer civil servants from national to local employment in connection with the replacement of magistrates' courts committees.

 (70800)

357  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether a million users per hour test has been run on the 1901 census website; and if he will make a statement.

 (70857)

358  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make the agendas and the minutes of the Public Record Office Online Services Advisory Panel available (a) in the Library and (b) on her Department's website.

 (70853)

359  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if she will make a statement on progress with the Public Record Office's plans to digitise the 1881 and 1891 censuses.

 (70947)

360  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when QinetiQ started to make changes to the capacity of the 1901 census website.

 (70859)

361  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the ability of QinetiQ to put right the problems preventing public access to the 1901 Census website.

 (71267)

362  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what date has been set for the next meeting of the Public Record Office Online Services Advisory Panel; what the present membership of the panel is; and if he will make a statement.

 (70855)

363  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he expects the testing programme on the 1901 census website to be completed.

 (70858)

364  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proportion of the testing programme for the 1901 census website has been completed

 (70854)

365  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the nature and status of the Public Record Office projects which were to have been funded by revenue from the 1901 census on-line.

 (70852)

366  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make it his policy to exclude QinetiQ from handling the project to digitise the 1881 and 1891 censuses.

 (70860)

367  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what action he has taken to ensure that QinetiQ pays appropriate compensation to genealogical societies, for their administrative costs relating to vouchers for the 1901 Census website.

 (71268)

368  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what changes QinetiQ has made to the 1901 census website.

 (70856)

369  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the implications of the Criminal Justice White Paper for his plans for magistrates' court closures.

 (72219)

370  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72274)

371  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72230)

372  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72261)

373  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how he measures the delivery of legal oils products to Northern Ireland.

 (70946)

374  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70542)

375  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70209)

376  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72275)

377  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72280)

378  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72260)

379  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the President of the Council, who was present at the meeting of the Privy Council on 26th June; and what business was transacted.

 (71795)

380  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the President of the Council, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70534)

381  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the President of the Council, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72245)

382  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the President of the Council, pursuant to his Answer of 15th July to the Right honourable Member for Bromley and Chislehurst, Official Report, column 83W, on parliamentary pensions, if he will estimate the additional cost to the Exchequer of that part of those improved pensions which are not covered by the increase in honourable Members' contributions over the period before the full cost of the accrued rate is borne by honourable Members.

 (71677)

383  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey): To ask the Prime Minister, purusant to his Oral Answer of 3rd July, Official Report, column 219, what evidence he has evaluated that a move away from single-handed general practitioner practices improves the quality of care that people receive.

 (71888)

384  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will set out the methods by which expenditure on the fabric of (a) 10 Downing Street and (b) 11 Downing Street is (i) formally agreed and (ii) made publicly available.

 (71794)

385  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make an assessment of the total amount of carbon emissions that will be accounted for by the attendance of the British Government delegation at the earth summit in Johannesburg.

 (71775)

386  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will set out the UK Government's priorities for his attendance at the World Sustainability Summit in Johannesburg in September; and if he will make a statement.

 (71776)

387  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70545)

388  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will instruct the Secretary of State for Health to reply to the letter to him dated 25th April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss Irene Boyd.

 (72136)

389  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will instruct the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reply to the letter to him dated 23rd May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J. Greenhalgh.

 (72137)

390  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in her press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70546)

391  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if she will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if she will make a statement.

 (70207)

392  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has had with (a) Scottish Enterprise and (b) the Scottish Executive regarding the recent redundancies announced by Hewlett Packard.

 (72442)

393  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when the Government will publish the transportation document on the future of Scotland's air services and airports.

 (72435)

394  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has had with (a) Scottish Enterprise and (b) the Scottish Executive regarding unemployment in Scotland.

 (72434)

395  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what dicussions she plans to have with French representatives concerning the export of beef from the UK to France.

 (72441)

396  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received from quarry operators since the aggregates levy come into effect in April.

 (72410)

397  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has made to Ofgem with regards to the proposed changes to the auction system for capacity to the National Transmission System as St. Fergus.

 (72411)

398  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer prior to publication of the third Statement on Funding Policy as it affects Scotland.

 (72408)

399  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has received from oil companies since the announcement of the North Sea tax changes.

 (72409)

400  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has made to the Minister of Trade and Industry with regards to the proposed changes to the auction system for capacity to the National Transmission System at St. Fergus.

 (72412)

401  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer with regards to public expenditure in Scotland prior to the publication of the most recent Comprehensive Spending Review.

 (72407)

402  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations she has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding claims by offshore workers pursuant to the Court of Appeal's decision Clark (Inspector of Taxes) v. Perks and other appeals; and if she will make a statement.

 (72550)

403  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72256)

404  Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Solicitor General, what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Crown Prosecution Service; and what steps are being taken to increase Crown Prosecution Service efficiency and its ability to proceed with cases for trial.

 (72129)

405  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether NOR-ICIL was named as a contractor on an application she received with regard to the Bujagali Dam in Uganda.

 (72582)

406  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the ECGD received an application from the company, NOR-ICIL in relation to the Bujagali Dam in Uganda; and if she will make a statement.

 (72581)

407  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many allegations of corruption the ECGD has received, and how many of these allegations it has referred to, the (a) Serious Fraud Office, (b) National Criminal Intelligence Service and (c) Scotland Yard in the last three years.

 (72587)

408  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date the ECGD obtained the judgement by Judge Cullinan in Lesotho in the bribery case against Masupha Sole; and how they obtained it.

 (72580)

409  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which company was the lead contractor on the application made to the ECGD for the Bujagali Dam in Uganda.

 (72583)

410  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what grounds the application to the ECGD for support for the Bujagali Dam in Uganda was refused.

 (72584)

411  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what corruption allegations the ECGD were informed of at the time of the application for support for the Bujagali Dam in Uganda; and whether such allegations involved British companies.

 (72585)

412  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the ECGD has investigated bribery allegations in the deal it between BAE Systems and the government of Qatar; and whether it has referred this case to the relevant external investigatory body.

 (72586)

413  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations she has received from the Periodical Publishers' Association on proposed changes in the charging system for postage of periodicals.

 (72084)

414  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of homes can access ADSL broadband services; and what plans she has to ensure an increase in ADSL broadband services.

 (72394)

415  
N  
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps she is taking to offset the carbon emissions (a) she personally and (b) the British Government delegation will account for in their attendance at the forthcoming earth summit in Johannesburg.

 (71774)

416  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what business ethics training is given to her staff; and if she will make a statement.

 (70527)

417  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what staff grades within her Department are given business ethics training.

 (70528)

418  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much of the SBS Business Incubation Fund has been allocated; how many applications have been rejected; how many applications are awaiting a decision; and if she will make a statement.

 (70194)

419  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much her Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if she will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if she will make a statement.

 (70216)

420  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the costs were of the advertising campaign in Autumn 2001 to promote the Business Link brand.

 (70198)

421  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much debt is guaranteed by the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

 (70200)

422  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research has been compiled on the cost savings relating to the changeover of benefit payments from payment book to ACT; with what results; and if she will make a statement.

 (70192)

423  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what amount of business ethics training she has given to her staff, broken down by how many (a) staff have received the training and (b) training days; and if she will make a statement.

 (70526)

424  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what companies have given her Department business ethics training in the last five years; and how much this cost.

 (70525)

425  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 15th May, Official Report, column 659W, on the Export Credit Guarantees Department, if she will break down the money paid under the Export Credit Guarantees Department (a) in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 1998-99 and (iii) 1997-98 to the USSR (Civil Misc), (b) in 2000-01 to Jordan, (c) in 1999-2000 to the Philippines (Civil Aerospace), (d) in 1999-2000 to Indonesia (Civil, Misc), (e) in 1999-2000 to Indonesia, (Civil Aerospace) and (f) in 1999-2000 to Indonesia (Defence) by (A) the company and (B) the project involved; and if she will make a statement.

 (70553)

426  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what actions she has taken to promote the use of credit unions; and if she will make a statement.

 (70524)

427  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many enquiries per month the Business Link Enquiry Service has handled since its launch.

 (70196)

428  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions have taken place between the Government and Consignia to merge the services provided by 'your guide' with the website www.ukonline.gov.uk; and if she will make a statement.

 (70518)

429  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the costs were of the survey, in October 2001, to measure the success of the advertising campaign in the autumn regarding the Business Link brand.

 (70199)

430  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the operating costs have been of the Business Link Enquiry Service.

 (70197)

431  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many businesses have received advice from the National Business Debtline; if the pilot project will be extended beyond three years; and if she will make a statement.

 (70201)

432  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many times in the last 12 months members of the SBS have met the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership.

 (70193)

433  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many staff were seconded to her Department in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02 from (i) KPMG, (ii) KPMG Consulting, (iii) Deloitte & Touche, (iv) PWC, (v) PWC Consulting, (vi) Ernst and Young, (vii) EY Cap Gemini and (viii) Grant Thornton; what position each held; and if she will make a statement.

 (70552)

434  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures are being proposed for Post Office staff and customers to deal with (a) balance disputes, (b) lost or stolen cards and (c) lost PIN numbers for Post Office card account holders; and if she will make a statement.

 (70190)

435  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what budget she has allocated for 2002-03 to implement the G8 agreement on assistance to the Russian Federation with nuclear security and decommissioning.

 (69533)

436  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much financial support was granted to the Russian Federation for nuclear security and decommissioning, broken down by title of each individual project supported in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.

 (69534)

437  Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what proportion of UK arms exports she estimates to have been incorporated into products for annual export in each year since 1997.

 (72217)

438  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what percentage of the United Kingdom's electrical power came from wind power in the last year for which figures are available; and what is being done to increase the amount of wind farms.

 (70802)

439  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many breaches of the EC Working Time Directive have been recorded to date in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Scotland.

 (72399)

440  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who the (a) engagement partner and (b) client partner at Andersens are who will be carrying out the work on behalf of her Department into the restructuring of BNFL.

 (72429)

441  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons her Department has engaged Andersens as a consultant to advise on the restructuring of BNFL.

 (72430)

442  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the financial position of BNFL.

 (72548)

443  Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 18th July, ref 70135, what information she has on the percentage of circulation that the five leading newspaper groups hold in (a) regional evening papers, (b) regional morning papers, (c) local weeklies and (d) local weekly freesheets.

 (72307)

444  Mr George Osborne (Tatton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what consultation is taking place with the radio industry about the future structure of OFCOM.

 (72226)

445  Mr George Osborne (Tatton): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether the consultancy work being carried out by Towers-Perrin into the structure of OFCOM for her Department was put out to competitive tender; and if she will make a statement.

 (72225)

446  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the average entry charges into the National Transmission Service were from each of the major UK gas terminals over the last year.

 (72557)

447  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what statutory obligations apply to Transco.

 (72560)

448  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, under what statutory powers Ofgem operates.

 (72561)

449  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the powers ministers have with regards to securing the supply of energy.

 (72559)

450  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has made to Ofgem with regards to the proposed changes to the auction system for capacity to the National Transmission System at St Fergus.

 (72558)

451  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for how long she retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72286)

452  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether it is her policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via her Department's website.

 (72276)

453  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72255)

454  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions she has had regarding small business growth; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

 (72459)

455  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many small businesses have (a) started up and (b) closed down in the past five years by region.

 (72453)

456  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what (a) United Kingdom, (b) EU, (c) international and (d) other regulations apply to the trading of arms.

 (72389)

457  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how the Government defines a small business; and what (a) guidance has been given and (b) legislation is in place regarding the encouragement of small business growth.

 (72454)

458  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to review the Employment Relations Act 1999.

 (71792)

459  
N  
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the length of time it takes to convene an employment tribunal.

 (71793)

460  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he received the SRA's latest assessment of the Central Railway Project; and when he expects to publish the Government's response.

 (71680)

461  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70535)

462  
N  
Patsy Calton (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action the Government is taking to ensure that Railtrack consults with the relevant local authority before it removes trees from railway property.

 (71773)

463  Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when the Government will publish the transportation document on the future of Scotland's air services and airports.

 (72439)

464  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his estimate is of the number of fraudulent driving licences in circulation.

 (72108)

465  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the bar code on the (a) driving licence card and (b) counterpart driving licence accesses information additional to the information contained on the face of the driving licence card and the counterpart driving licence.

 (72116)

466  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when his predecessor received the report of the inspector following the public enquiry into proposals by Thameslink; and what the earliest and latest dates are which he has set for a decision.

 (72087)

467  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what progress he has made towards rail freight targets under the 10 Year Plan.

 (72092)

468  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on recent studies undertaken by his Department on UK-US Government aviation policy options and place the findings of such studies in the Library.

 (71785)

469  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will give the overcrowding statistics for (a) 2001 and (b) 2002 to date for the London Underground.

 (71735)

470  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what funding is available to develop transport links to the Thames Gateway.

 (72110)

471  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for what reason the public service agreement target in respect of the national cycling strategy was removed in the 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review; and what impact he estimates the removal will have on the implementation of the strategy.

 (71736)

472  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the transport implications of the Deputy Prime Minister's oral statement on housing of 18th July.

 (72111)

473  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th July, Official Report, column 143W, when work to widen the approach to the M4 from the A404(M) will start; how long the work will take to complete; and if he will place a copy of the planned changes in the Library.

 (71945)

474  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 26th November 2001, Official Report, column 616W, if he will place a copy of the Cranford Agreement in the Library; when he expects to have completed the review of it; if he will list the parties involved in the Cranford Agreement; and if he will make a statement on the status of the agreement.

 (72431)

475  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to revise (a) the Ten Year Transport Plan and (b) the SRA Ten Year Plan to accord with the Deputy Prime Minister's oral statement on housing strategy on 18th July.

 (72113)

476  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many (a) fishing and (b) non-fishing harbours there are in each country and region of the UK.

 (72563)

477  Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, on what basis he classes harbours as (a) fishing and (b) non-fishing.

 (72562)

478  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72288)

479  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72278)

480  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72248)

481  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list in real terms (a) rail investment programmes for 2002 and (b) projected plans for 2003.

 (72462)

482  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70208)

483  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70543)

484  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72259)

485  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on the implementation of a national call centre to deal with emergency payments following the introduction of ACT; and if he will make a statement.

 (70188)

486  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much it will cost a benefits claimant to collect their entitlement in cash from a post office using (a) Post Office card account, (b) basic or no frills bank account and (c) ordinary bank or building society account; and if he will make a statement.

 (70529)

487  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research has been compiled on the cost savings relating to the changeover of benefit payments from payment book to ACT; and if he will make a statement on the results.

 (70191)

488  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what format the information provided to benefits claimants regarding their choice of means to access their entitlement will be given; and if he will make a statement.

 (70530)

489  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government proposes to start the advertising campaign to promote the new ACT procedures due to come into operation in April 2003; how much is to be allocated for this campaign; and if he will make a statement.

 (70523)

490  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government expects the installation of the hardware and software for the ACT system to commence; when the training for Post Office staff will commence; and when guidance for customers will be issued.

 (70189)

491  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when and what information will be given to benefit claimants regarding their choice of means to gain access to their entitlement; and whether the information given will be impartial.

 (70605)

492  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has made for emergency benefit payments if the system for providing benefit claims collapses; and if he will make a statement.

 (70531)

493  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (70537)

494  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on information literature, advertising and campaign material in financial year 2001-02; if he will list the campaigns that spent over £250,000; and if he will make a statement.

 (70215)

495  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has for enabling the temporary collection of benefit payments by persons other than the benefit recipient; and if he will make a statement.

 (70532)

496  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to amend the formula for determining the social fund budget.

 (72086)

497  Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to review the allocation of community care grants by the Benefits Agency when prioritising applicants.

 (72085)

498  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to assist those who become unemployed following the closure of the Massey Ferguson plant in Coventry to find new work.

 (70801)

499  
N  
Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the level of the state pension since April 1998, in comparison with increases in (a) average earnings and (b) the retail price index.

 (71484)

500  Paul Holmes (Chesterfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how and when he intends to create comprehensive and enforceable civil rights for disabled people.

 (72224)

501  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason he has not replied to the letter to his predecessor dated 29th May from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Pat McGuinness.

 (72138)

502  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72279)

503  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72290)

504  Mr Andrew Tyrie (Chichester): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in his Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information.

 (72257)

505  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the baseline figure is for assessing progress in meeting his target of reducing fraud and error in Housing Benefit by 25 per cent. by 2006, detailed on page 119 of the 2002 Spending Review.

 (71781)

506  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the average cost to a local authority of a prosecution for suspected benefit fraud in the last year for which figures are available.

 (71780)

507  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he plans to place an explanatory leaflet in post offices before the introduction of the universal bank, explaining to customers the different options that will be open to them for claiming their benefits once the universal bank is established.

 (71787)

508  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions in the last year for which figures are avalable the Child Support Agency contacted the Inland Revenue for assistance with tracking down non-resident parents.

 (71788)

509  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Benefits Agency staff, (b) Jobcentre Plus staff and (c) council officers have been (i) disciplined, (ii) suspended, (iii) dismissed, (iv) prosecuted and (v) convicted for matters relating to benefit fraud in each of the last five years; and how much benefit was defrauded in each case.

 (71779)

510  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what baseline figure is to be used in assessing progress in meeting his target of reducing the number of children living in low-income households by at least a quarter by 2004.

 (71783)

511  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if benefit claimants who receive payments by order book and who already have a bank account will have the option under automated credit transfer of opening (a) a basic bank account accessible through a post office and (b) a post office card account.

 (71786)

512  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit fraud prosecutions there were in each of the last five years; and what proportion were successful.

 (71777)

513  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the (a) total cost of benefit fraud investigations and (b) the net savings from benefit fraud investigations in each of the last five years.

 (71778)

514  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individual pensioners are represented by his target to pay pension credit to at least three million pensioner households by 2006.

 (71782)

515  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff will be employed in (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) the Pension Service whose primary responsibility is face to face contact with the public (i) this year and (ii) in each future year for which projections have been made.

 (71784)

516  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to change pensions policy.

 (72458)

517  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many low-income families have received the maternity grant in each year since it was established; and how many families who would otherwise have been eligible have been refused the grant because they have not accepted information about child healthcare from a doctor, midwife or health visitor.

 (72418)

518  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people reached state pension age in each of the last five years; and how many people are expected to do so in each of the next five years.

 (72417)

519  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) the basic bank accounts and (b) the proposed Post Office swipe card accounts will provide interest to people whose accounts are in credit.

 (72423)

520  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which banks can receive benefit payments on behalf of their customers through automated credit transfer.

 (72424)

521  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which advertising agency has won the contract to publicise automated credit transfer; and how much the contract is worth.

 (72425)

522  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the (a) Annual Report on the Social Fund 2001-02 and (b) Social Fund Commissioner's Annual Report on the Standard of Social Fund Inspectors' Decisions will be published.

 (72421)

523  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the generic features of each type of account into which benefits will be paid from 2003 onwards.

 (72426)

524  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the savings which have arisen for each government department as a result of the website www.ukonline.gov.uk.

 (70521)

525  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what research has been carried out to assess the level of (a) awareness in the population analysed by socio-economic group, (b) usage by the population analysed by socio-economic group, (c) repeat usage by the population and (d) satisfaction of users with respect to the website www.ukonline.gov.uk; and what the findings were.

 (70520)

526  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent on the website www.ukonline.gov.uk for (a) design and build prior to launch, (b) development and maintenance since launch, (c) marketing, (d) other and (e) the project in total in each of the financial years since the inception of the project.

 (70519)

527  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Cabinet Office, what the budget is for the website www.ukonline.gov.uk in respect of (a) site development and maintenance, (b) marketing and (c) other matters for the financial years (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04.

 (70522)

528  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Cabinet Office, what progress his office has made in helping delivering reform of education services since the Comprehensive Spending Review.

 (72090)

529  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Cabinet Office, for how long he retains documents referred to in parliamentary answers on his Department's website.

 (72283)

530  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy to ensure that documents referred to in parliamentary answers are available via his Department's website.

 (72291)

531  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Cabinet Office, what (a) legislation is in place and (b) programmes are being funded that encourage young people's involvement in the political process.

 (72387)

532  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Cabinet Office, what recent meetings he has had regarding young people's involvement in the political process; and what the outcomes of those meetings were.

 (72386)

533  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Cabinet Office, what rules govern appointments to non departmental public bodies; and what have been the (a) ethnic, (b) gender and (c) party breakdown of these appointments in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.

 (72445)

534  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement on her plans to develop sport in the Chorley constituency.

 [Question unstarred]   (68962)

535  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will set out government spending on London Underground in each of the next three years as a result of the CSR.

 [Transferred]   (72216)

536  John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what investigations have been carried out by UK agencies into the bribery allegations in the contract between BAE Systems and the Government of Qatar.

 [Transferred]   (72546)

537  Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take to encourage people to holiday in the United Kingdom.

 [Transferred]   (72400)

538  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what guarantee he has had from the French Government that previous levels of cross Channel rail freight will be resumed; and when he expects the full and reliable 100 services each way each week to be achieved.

 [Transferred]   (72093)



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