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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Tuesday 5 November 2002

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 5 November 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.
 


 

TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER

1  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what information he has collated on the number of (a) council dwellings sold under right-to-buy in each of the past five years in each London borough and (b) new dwellings constructed by RSL or councils; and how many he expects to be constructed in (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2003-04.

 (79609)

2  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on his plan for Park Home Reform.

 (79034)

3  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the total cost to the taxpayer was of producing the North West Regional Assembly publication, Your Region, Your Choice—Revitalising English Regions; and how many copies were printed.

 (79706)

4  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of rural deprivation in the local government formula grant review.

 (79708)

5  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what research was done by his Department into the impact of dispersal and settlement patterns on the cost of providing rural services in rural areas as part of the local government formula grant review.

 (79707)

6  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what account he has taken of the cost of providing services in rural areas in the local government formula grant review.

 (79703)

7  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what impact he estimates changes in the local government formula grant will have on public services in the Ribble Valley.

 (79709)

8  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many successful asylum applicants were subsequently housed in social housing in each Government Office region in each year since 1999.

 (79716)

9  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many of those recognised as refugees and granted indefinite leave to remain or exceptional leave to remain were later accepted as being owed a duty by a local authority under the Homelessness Act 2002 in each Government Office region in each year since 1999.

 (79715)

10  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many senior civil servants are seconded from her Department, broken down by (a) location, (b) duration to date and planned duration of secondment and (c) source of current salary in secondment post.

 (78983)

11  
N  
Nick Harvey (North Devon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many individuals have been seconded to senior civil servant positions in her Department, in each case listing (a) from which organisation, (b) the duration to date and planned duration of conference and (c) the source of current salary in secondment post.

 (78980)

12  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the decision will be made on the choice of European City of Culture; and if she will make a statement on the method by which it will be chosen.

 (78360)

13  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to assess the safety practices of bungee jumping.

 (79747)

14  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with stakeholders concerning regulating extreme sports.

 (79748)

15  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much he has spent on HMS Caroline in each of the past five years.

 (78357)

16  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the dossier containing the history of HMS Caroline.

 (78358)

17  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Department's use of HMS Caroline.

 (78359)

18  Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of army recruits (i) went absent without leave and (ii) left the Army within the first six (A) weeks and (B) months of training in the last year for which figures are available.

 (79717)

19  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the strategy is of coalition forces in Afghanistan; if they will take part in the provision of security beyond Kabul to achieve the ISAF effect; and what involvement in humanitarian activities they will have.

 (79686)

20  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will define the International Security Assistance Force effect outside Kabul; and if he will make a statement on how it will be created.

 (798685)

21  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will rank each local education authority according to its performance on Key Stage 2 and 3 SATS results for the last three available years, including the preliminary results for 2002; and which local education authorities did not achieve 33 per cent. of pupils obtaining above average scores in each Key Stage 2 subject.

 (78761)

22  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place the guidance on (a) the conduct of school governor elections and (b) handling complaints about such elections in the Library.

 (78764)

23  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether the Standards and Effectiveness Unit were satisfied by 1st October that the City of Newcastle Local Education Authority had a strategy for closing the gap between its GCSE target and the aggregated schools GCSE target; and if he will place the plans for targeting challenge and support for schools in the Library.

 (78766)

24  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether existing schools may apply to become city academies if suitable sponsors can be found.

 (78768)

25  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what guidance he gives to directors of local education authorities about the use of their powers to call informal meetings of school governing bodies.

 (78770)

26  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in respect of how many schools each year (a) complaints and (b) reports of incorrect SATS results reached the QCA; in which local education authorities those complaints and reports occurrred; and how the QCA dealt with these complaints.

 (78772)

27  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will place the guidance on procedures for the conduct and integrity of SATS tests in the Libary with the arrangements for monitoring the inplementation of that guidance.

 (78763)

28  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the schools in Newcastle upon Tyne that benefited from a special DfES grant in January 2002 for extra (a) classroom assistants and (b) headteacher support.

 (78765)

29  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many city academies have (a) been set up and (b) been committed to be set up; and who the sponsors of each academy are.

 (78767)

30  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what (a) number and (b) percentage of school governor vacancies in each category of governor there were in each local education authority in Tyne and Wear in the last three years.

 (78769)

31  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what powers exist for the creation of city academies on a federated basis, by grouping schools under a common governing body.

 (78771)

32  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether initial discussions about the setting up of a city academy have begun between his Department, the City of Newcastle upon Tyne LEA and potential sponsors.

 (78809)

33  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many individuals have been seconded to senior civil servant positions in her Department, in each case listing (a) from which organisation, (b) the duration to date and planned duration of secondment and (c) the source of current salary in secondment post.

 (78981)

34  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many senior civil servants are seconded from her Department, in each case listing (a) location, (b) duration to date and planned duration of secondment and (c) source of current salary in secondment post.

 (78982)

35  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answers of 29th October (76252, 76253 and 76254), if she will place the correspondence from and to her Department and the United States Department of Agriculture and organic certifiers relating to UK organic standards and the US National Organic Plan in the Library.

 (79116)

36  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of antibiotic use in agriculture; and if she will make a statement.

 (79699)

37  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment has been carried out to establish that a customer threshold of 50 megalitres per annum in non-domestic water supply will enable a new entrant to make a viable financial return.

 (77013)

38  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer of 24th May, Official Report, column 644W, on the A404, if she will place in the Library copies of the advice received from the lawyers; and if she will make a statement on the footpath Bisham 9.

 (79718)

39  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what directions have been given to the Food Standards Agency on regulation of the cockle industry.

 (79759)

40  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the Food Standards Agency's interpretation of European Union directives governing the shellfish industry; and if she will make a statement.

 (79746)

41  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding has been allocated to Horticulture Research International in each of the last 10 years.

 (79757)

42  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of consumption of (a) dairy products and (b) milk in each nation of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

 (79753)

43  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals there were in each dairy herd in each nation of the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years.

 (79750)

44  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what milk yields were, what percentage milk represented of final agricultural product, and what average milk prices were, for each nation of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

 (79752)

45  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dairy farmers there were; and what the average dairy herd size was, in each nation of the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years.

 (79751)

46  
N  
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Argyll and Bute at European Standing Committee A on 23rd April, column 7, what steps she is taking to persuade the European Commission that banning trawling for nephrops will have a very small impact on cod recovery.

 (79607)

47  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a grant to Mr Richard Smith of Sharpham, Totnes, Devon, to make good the failure of the Beef Assurance Scheme in relation to his cows and followers; and if she will make a statement as to the practices undertaken by her Department to help farmers rearing organic cattle.

 (78918)

48  
N  
David Burnside (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the (a) volume and (b) value of petrol and diesel smuggled into Northern Ireland and (c) the loss of revenue to the Exchequer due to such smuggling in the last 12 months.

 (79191)

49  
N  
David Burnside (South Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the number and value of cigarettes smuggled into Northern Ireland and the loss of revenue to the Exchequer due to such smuggling in the last 12 months.

 (79192)

50  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he has to encourage easier access to professional indemnity insurance for the Financial Services Authority in response to the recent recommendations from the FSA.

 (79710)

51  
N  
Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce Enterprise Zones in deprived areas of England and Wales.

 (79520)

52  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations with Taiwan.

 (79035)

53  Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he will make to the Eritrean authorities concerning persecution of evangelical Christians in that country.

 (79190)

54  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on funding arrangements through the UNHCR for refugees in the Sudan.

 (79388)

55  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department is contributing towards the South Sudanese radio station Radio Voice of Hope.

 (79386)

56  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations between Sudan and Eritrea.

 (79385)

57  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he will make to the Peruvian Government concerning (a) the imprisonment of Olga Gonzalez Zevallos, Jorge Julian Godoy and Carlos Yalle Laura and (b) the incarceration of other prisoners who have been recommended for release by the Peruvian Government's Pardoning Commission.

 (79189)

58  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the status of Operation Lifeline Sudan; and whether flights are reaching those people in need of food and other necessities.

 (79387)

59  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the attacks carried out against human rights workers in Guatemala.

 (78774)

60  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Guatemala.

 (78773)

61  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Guatemala regarding implementation of the commitments it made to the Grupo Consultivo in February.

 (78775)

62  
N  
Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination; and what steps it is taking to ensure Morocco does not obstruct the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

 (79521)

63  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans are in place to provide continuing security to Afghanistan through the International Security Assistance Force.

 (79664)

64  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the remains of British citizens killed in the Bali bombing to be returned to relatives in the United Kingdom.

 (79524)

65  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the British Government is giving to the Indonesian and Australian authorities who are engaged in the identification process of those murdered in the Bali bombing.

 (79525)

66  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to adopt similar proposals to those introduced in Scotland on the development of training packages for NHS staff groups on healthcare-associated infection risk assessment and management; and if he will make a statement.

 (79697)

67  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans (a) he and (b) the Commission for Health Improvement has to prepare and publish a national audit of compliance with infection control guidelines in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (79700)

68  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Government's policy is on the training of medical undergraduates in prescribing practices for antibiotics; and if he will make a statement.

 (79698)

69  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the resources available to infection control teams in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (79701)

70  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the amount of overprescribing of antibiotics in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (79696)

71  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by the NHS on agency and bank nurses in (a) England and (b) each region, broken down by NHS trust, in each of the last six years.

 (79713)

72  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department collates on how many applications for pre-registration nursing courses are rejected on the grounds that the supply of places cannot keep up with demand; and if he will make a statement.

 (79712)

73  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is collated on how many needlestick injuries there are in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

 (79711)

74  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the total cost to the NHS of guidance issued to date by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

 (79714)

75  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional investment is planned for (a) prevention, (b) detection and (c) rehabilitation of sight loss.

 (79761)

76  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each of the nations of the UK have a sight problem.

 (79762)

77  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to (a) establish multi-agency safeguarding teams including social workers, health professionals, police and other child professionals, (b) strengthen area child protection committees by increasing their resources and (c) establish a child safeguarding board to provide greater protection for children.

 (79688)

78  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the strength of Vitamin B6 when used for (a) countering heart disease and (b) female hormone control; and if he will make a statement.

 (79687)

79  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons the Laming Report has not yet been published; and when and how it will be published.

 (79743)

80  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legislation prevents abattoirs from slaughtering cattle over the age of 30 months under the Beef Assurance Scheme.

 (78920)

81  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list abattoirs in the South West and South East of England which will slaughter animals over the age of 30 months but less than 42 months under the Government's Beef Assurance Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the Government's support for organic farming.

 (78919)

82  
N  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many burglaries with entry per 10,000 households in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2002-03 took place in (i) urban and (ii) rural areas of England and Wales; and if he will break them down by region.

 (78856)

83  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the Home Office leased building at Columbus House on the Langstone Business Park in Newport, South Wales; and if it will be used for residential purposes.

 (79704)

84  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to provide new accommodation for asylum seekers in Newport, South Wales.

 (79705)

85  Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers there are in Blackburn; and how many are resident in (a) private accommodation and (b) publicly provided accommodation.

 (79702)

86  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on securing (a) town visits, (b) home leave and (c) early release under the tagging system in respect of (i) Scottish domicile prisoners and (ii) English domicile prisoners held in prisons located in England.

 (79389)

87  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the differences in status and rights between Scottish domicile and foreign national prisoners held in prisons located in England.

 (79390)

88  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the differences in the status and rights of English and Scottish domicile prisoners held in prisons in England.

 (79391)

89  
N  
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the definition of Scottish domicile prisoners held in prisons located in England.

 (79392)

90  
N  
Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the police forces in England and Wales by detection rates.

 (79523)

91  
N  
Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of reported crime the North Wales Police detected in (a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001.

 (79522)

92  
N  
John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on asylum towards those seeking refuge from slavery in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

 (79339)

93  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 28th October, Offical Report, column 640W, on policing charges, when the Working Group on Football will meet; what its remit is; and what opportunities there are for (a) clubs, (b) supporters and (c) other interested parties to make their concerns known in respect of policing charges.

 (79721)

94  
N  
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts regarding the distribution of the EU overseas aid package.

 (77191)

95  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of overseas aid will be spent on basic (a) healthcare and (b) education in 2002-03.

 (79760)

96  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of whether the UK is on target to meet its millennium development goals; and if she will make a statement.

 (79756)

97  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 11th July, Official Report, column 1200W, on contact orders, what amendments are proposed to court rules to ensure consistency in the treatment of applications for contact where there are allegations of violence.

 (79719)

98  Mr John Hume (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many work permits were issued in 2002 by the Department of Employment and Learning to female Central and Eastern European nationals to work in South Belfast premises with an entertainment licence; when they were issued; for what periods of time; and on the basis of what regulatory standards and criteria.

 (79784)

99  Mr John Hume (Foyle): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what arrangements are in place for granting work permits to foreign nationals in Northern Ireland; what the previous role of the Department of Employment and Learning was; and what the effects have been of the changed arrangements introduced on 1st September in terms of (a) criteria used, (b) evidence required and (c) ministerial accountability.

 (79783)

100  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he proposes to advance the application of Belfast to be named European City of Culture.

 (78355)

101  
N  
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will have discussions with the Ministry of Defence to bring about the future use of HMS Caroline as part of the wider tourist attractions of the Belfast Harbour and River Lagan.

 (78362)

102  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fishing vessels were decommissioned from (a) Ardglass, (b) Kilkeel and (c) Portavogie in each of the last 10 years.

 (79772)

103  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Pursuant to the Answer of the Minister of State on 28th October, Official Report, Column 513W, on the 11-plus, on what evidence he bases the Government's view on the ending of academic selection and the extent of opposition to this proposal.

 (79742)

104  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what (a) area is covered by and (b) the greatest travelling time between doctor and patient is in each general practice out of hours co-operative in Northern Ireland.

 (79781)

105  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what efforts he will make to attract finance to assist in the disposal of asbestos from buildings (a) owned and (b) leased by Government Departments and Agencies.

 (79769)

106  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what statutory obligations are placed upon local government authorities in Northern Ireland.

 (79780)

107  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with respect to the asbestos leak at the Killyleagh Outdoor Pursuits Centre in November 1999, from which primary schools children had travelled to use the Centre on that occasion; how many pupils attended the Centre on that occasion; when parents of the children exposed were informed; and what advice and assistance has been offered to parents and children since their exposure.

 (79776)

108  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the total available catch in the Irish Sea for (a) cod, (b) whiting, (c) haddock and (d) nephrops was in each of the last 10 years.

 (79771)

109  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many fishing vessels worked out of (a) Ardglass, (b) Kilkeel and (c) Portavogie in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 1995 and (d) each year since 1998.

 (79774)

110  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much was spent on Irish translation by the Departments (a) of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, (b) for Regional Development, (c) of Culture, Arts and Leisure, (d) for Social Development, (e) of the Environment, (f) of Finance & Personnel, (g) of Education, (h) of Employment and Learning, (i) of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and (j) of Agriculture and Rural Development during the current Assembly.

 (79777)

111  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to transfer responsibility for the granting of drinks licences in Northern Ireland from magistrates to local government authorities.

 (79768)

112  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the Department of Regional Development will review the criteria laid down with respect to the provision of pedestrian crossings in Northern Ireland.

 (79744)

113  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what financial assistance was allocated to the Northern Ireland Executive as part of Consignia's Urban Network Reinvention Programme.

 (79778)

114  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will carry out a survey of traffic on the Belfast Road in Ballygowan, showing the number of vehicles using the road per hour per day.

 (79779)

115  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the govnerment backed projects aimed at the fishing industry in Northern Ireland in the past 10 years; and how much was allocated by government to such projects in each of the last 10 years.

 (79770)

116  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps have been taken to ensure that grit boxes across Northern Ireland's roads network will be filled before the winter.

 (79775)

117  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) doctors and (b) practices are involved in each of the general practice out of hours co-operatives in Northern Ireland.

 (79782)

118  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many nephrops processing plants are located in Northern Ireland; and how many people are employed at these plants.

 (79773)

119  Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to implement Part V of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.

 (79720)

120  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the President of the Council, pursuant to his Answer of 15th November 2001, Official Report, column 871W, if he will make a statement on the printing of answers to questions during the summer recess in a special edition of the Official Report; and what plans he has to repeat the exercise.

 (79555)

121  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much aggregate has been imported in each of the last five years.

 (79758)

122  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the brief was of the British civil servant who accompanied the Ghanian delegation to the Doha talks.

 (78840)

123  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff & Buchan): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Commons), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, of 19th September, Official Report, column 238W, when she will reply to the letter dated 31st January from the honourable Member for Banff and Buchan, regarding the Johannesburg Earth Summit.

 (79338)

124  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the experience and technical training of the successful candidate selected to be the South West Regional Broadband Unit Broadband Expert.

 (78923)

125  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the nature is of the relationship between Smart South West and the UK Online for Business Regional Broadband Champion.

 (78924)

126  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications were considered and by whom for the position of DTI South West Regional Broadband Advisor; and if she will make a statement on the training and experience held by the incumbent.

 (78922)

127  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the competition for the appointment by Smart South West of a UK Online for Business Regional Broadband Champion; and what the remuneration offered was.

 (78925)

128  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when, by whom and at what cost the appointment of the UK Online for Business Regional Broadband Champion was advertised.

 (78921)

129  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to propose legislation on arms covering the activites of UK arms brokers wherever they are located; and if she will make a statement.

 (79723)

130  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on her assessment of the need for end-user controls within UK legislation on arms; and whether she plans secondary legislation under the Export Control Act 2002 that will introduce a more rigorous system of end-user controls.

 (79725)

131  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will seek to lift restrictions on the export of generic drugs within the TRIPS Agreement at the WTO mini-ministerial meeting in Sydney on 14th November.

 (79726)

132  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the consultation period on secondary legislation on the Export Control Act 2002 will begin.

 (79722)

133  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has following the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights report to call for a substantive review and revision of TRIPS; and what plans she has to recommend extending TRIPS implementation deadlines to all developing countries.

 (79727)

134  Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for secondary legislation on the Export Control Act 2002 to cover extra-territorial controls on the activities of UK arms brokers.

 (79724)

135  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to receive the next interim report from the Health and Safety Executive on the Potters Bar rail accident.

 (79472)

136  
N  
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what information is collated by his Department on bus passengers and bus passenger miles travelled in Greater London in each year since 1997; what estimate his Department has made for 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.

 (79634)

137  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what encouragement his Department offers to advance car sharing by its staff.

 (79337)

138  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with agencies of Local Agenda 21 on the subject of car sharing.

 (79336)

139  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to encourage car sharing.

 (79335)

140  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much investment there was in the London Underground, and how many passengers were carried, in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

 (77894)

141  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much investment in London Buses there was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

 (77895)

142  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what route mileage was served, and how many passengers were carried, on London Buses in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

 (77896)

143  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how much investment there was in the London rail commuter services in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; how many passengers were carried; and how many accidents there were in each of those years.

 (77897)

144  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many accidents there have been on (a) the London Underground and (b) the London rail commuter services in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

 (77898)

145  
N  
Mr John Horam (Orpington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what proportion of total investment in London Underground has gone into building the Jubilee line in each of the last 10 years.

 (77899)

146  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what action is being taken to tackle illegal car number plate duplication.

 (79754)

147  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason there was a decrease in the number of contacts with premises by Health and Safety Executive inspectors between 1996-97 and 2000-01.

 (78447)

148  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the number of inspections of workplaces by the Health and Safety Executive reduced in the last five years.

 (78448)

149  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the record of the Health and Safety Executive in investigating (a) reported major injuries to trainees and (b) major injuries to people on work experience in the last year for which figures are available.

 (78446)

150  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria were used to decide the electoral wards of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne that have the service of employment action teams; how those wards scored on those criteria; how (a) Wingrove, (b) Fenham, (c) Blakelaw, (d) Moorside and (e) Sandyford wards scored on those criteria; and when the criteria will next be reviewed.

 (78762)

151  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of how much the state pension will be worth over the next 50 years.

 (79745)

152  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will publish the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council report on occupational deafness.

 (79764)

153  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of (a) blind and (b) partially-sighted people in each of the nations of the UK are unemployed.

 (79763)

154  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the cost of re-introducing the link between the state pension and average earnings.

 (79765)

155  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of projected pensioner poverty.

 (79766)

156  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many final salary pension scheme closures there were over the last five years.

 (79767)

157  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th October, ref 74845, on incentive payments for postmasters who report suspected benefit fraud, how many payments of (a) £10 and (b) £25 were made in each of the last three years.

 (79556)


158  
N  
Mr John McFall (Dumbarton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the economic objectives agreed at the Lisbon Council.

 [Question Unstarred]   (77171)

159  
N  
Mr Stephen Byers (North Tyneside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the price was at 1st October of one kilo of (a) unprocessed cocoa beans, (b) unprocessed coffee beans, (c) unprocessed sugar cane, (d) processed cocoa products containing more than 31 per cent. cocoa solids, (e) roasted ground coffee and (f) refined white sugar from (i) Kenya and (ii) Uganda; and what percentage of this price was an imposed tariff.

 [Transferred]   (79608)

160  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding has been allocated each year since 1997 to develop alternative tests to replace animal experimentation; to which Departments it has been allocated; and what plans there are to increase future funding.

 [Transferred]   (79749)

161  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what definition of internal repression is used in considering applications for export licences.

 [Transferred]   (79755)



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