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Wednesday 19 Nov 1997

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Column: 177

Written Answers to Questions [19 Nov 1997]

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [19 Nov 1997]

China [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Lynne Jones -- China [19 Nov 1997]

Clare Short

World Bank Group [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Ellman -- World Bank Group [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Foulkes

Afghanistan [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Tonge -- Afghanistan [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 178

Clare Short

East Timor [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Tonge -- East Timor [19 Nov 1997]

Clare Short

Dr. Tonge -- East Timor [19 Nov 1997]

Clare Short

Dr. Tonge -- East Timor [19 Nov 1997]

Clare Short

Somalia [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Mullin -- Somalia [19 Nov 1997]

Clare Short

Column: 179

Vietnam [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Mullin -- Vietnam [19 Nov 1997]

Clare Short

CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT [19 Nov 1997]

Millennium Dome [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Marshall-Andrews -- Millennium Dome [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Chris Smith

Mr. Marshall-Andrews -- Millennium Dome [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Chris Smith

Opera and Ballet (London) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Luff -- Opera and Ballet (London) [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 180

Mr. Fisher

Television Licences (Blind People) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Burstow -- Television Licences (Blind People) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fisher

Radio Rights [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Walley -- Radio Rights [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fisher

Sports Coverage [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Walley -- Sports Coverage [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fisher

Column: 181

Pay Television [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Gillan -- Pay Television [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fisher

SCOTLAND [19 Nov 1997]

Health Service (Consultant Posts) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Moore -- Health Service (Consultant Posts) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Galbraith

Column: 183

Water Quality [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ernie Ross -- Water Quality [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dewar

Column: 184

Kent Report [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ernie Ross -- Kent Report [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dewar

HEALTH [19 Nov 1997]

Finished Consultant Episodes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Simon Hughes -- Finished Consultant Episodes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Boateng

Column: 185

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT [19 Nov 1997]

Rural Employment [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Waterson -- Rural Employment [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Higher Education (Student Complaints) [19 Nov 1997]

Helen Jones -- Higher Education (Student Complaints) [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Howells

Higher Education (Staff Contracts) [19 Nov 1997]

Helen Jones -- Higher Education (Staff Contracts) [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 186

Dr. Howells

Youth Council [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Trickett -- Youth Council [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Howells

Positive Discrimination [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Gillan -- Positive Discrimination [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 187

Dr. David Clark

WALES [19 Nov 1997]

Welsh Assembly [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Llwyd -- Welsh Assembly [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ron Davies

Column: 188

Training and Enterprise Councils [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Alan Williams -- Training and Enterprise Councils [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Hain

Column: 187

Column: 187

Column: 187

Column: 187

Column: 187

Quarries (Planning Permission) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Barry Jones -- Quarries (Planning Permission) [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 188

Mr. Win Griffiths

Column: 189

Mr. Barry Jones -- Quarries (Planning Permission) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Win Griffiths

Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ron Davies

Cycleways [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ruane -- Cycleways [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Hain

TRADE AND INDUSTRY [19 Nov 1997]

Monetary Union [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Redwood -- Monetary Union [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Beckett

Gas Appliances [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Gas Appliances [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 190

Mr. Nigel Giffiths

Fireworks [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Stuart -- Fireworks [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Mr. John M. Taylor -- Fireworks [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Action 2000 [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. May -- Action 2000 [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Roche

Column: 191

Funeral Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Chidgey -- Funeral Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Mr. Chidgey -- Funeral Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Mr. Chidgey -- Funeral Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 192

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Mr. Chidgey -- Funeral Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Mr. Chidgey -- Funeral Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Health Service (Bereavement and Mortuary Services) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Chidgey -- Health Service (Bereavement and Mortuary Services) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Mr. Chidgey -- Health Service (Bereavement and Mortuary Services) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Inward Investment [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Denis Murphy -- Inward Investment [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 193

Mr. Ian McCartney

Column: 194

Trade Union Membership [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Cox -- Trade Union Membership [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ian McCartney

ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT AND [19 Nov 1997]

Weald and Downland Roads Project [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Norman -- Weald and Downland Roads Project [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 195

Ms Glenda Jackson

Climate Change [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dafis -- Climate Change [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Pedestrian Fatalities [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Walley -- Pedestrian Fatalities [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Telecommunications Developments [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Walley -- Telecommunications Developments [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 196

Mr. Raynsford

Ms Walley -- Telecommunications Developments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Raynsford

Ms Walley -- Telecommunications Developments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Raynsford

Car Airbag Systems [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. McNulty -- Car Airbag Systems [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Column: 197

Severn Bridge Tolls [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Keetch -- Severn Bridge Tolls [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Planning Applications [19 Nov 1997]

Mr Vaz -- Planning Applications [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Raynsford

Mr. McDonnell -- Planning Applications [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Raynsford

Column: 198

Water [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Brinton -- Water [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Mrs. Brinton -- Water [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Fly Tipping [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dafis -- Fly Tipping [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Column: 199

EU Environment Council [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Walley -- EU Environment Council [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Meacher

Energy Saving Trust [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Walley -- Energy Saving Trust [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Ms Walley -- Energy Saving Trust [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Column: 200

Household Growth Green Paper [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Brinton -- Household Growth Green Paper [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Caborn

Wheelchairs [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Burstow -- Wheelchairs [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Column: 201

Air Quality [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dafis -- Air Quality [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Local Government Finance [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Iddon -- Local Government Finance [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 202

Mr. Raynsford

Landfill Sites [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Baker -- Landfill Sites [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Column: 203

Mesothelioma and Asbestosis [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Clapham -- Mesothelioma and Asbestosis [19 Nov 1997]

Angela Eagle

Column: 204

Column: 210

NORTHERN IRELAND [19 Nov 1997]

Strangford-Portaferry Ferry Service [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. McGrady -- Strangford-Portaferry Ferry Service [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Column: 211

Roads Schemes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. McGrady -- Roads Schemes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Column: 212

Mr. McGrady -- Roads Schemes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Column: 211

Column: 213

Column: 213

Gas Market [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. McGrady -- Gas Market [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ingram

Driving Disqualifications [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Robert McCartney -- Driving Disqualifications [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Column: 214

HOME DEPARTMENT [19 Nov 1997]

Deportations [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Hunter -- Deportations [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Animal Boarding Establishments [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Ballard -- Animal Boarding Establishments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. George Howarth

Attacks at Work [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Barry Jones -- Attacks at Work [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 215

-- Attacks at Work [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Michael

Laser Pens [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Sheerman -- Laser Pens [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Michael

Police Complaints [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Mullin -- Police Complaints [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Michael

Column: 216

Police Investigations (Perjury) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Police Investigations (Perjury) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Michael

Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Straw

Young Offenders' Institutions [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Curtis-Thomas -- Young Offenders' Institutions [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

Young Offenders [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Curtis-Thomas -- Young Offenders [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

HMYOI Castington [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Beith -- HMYOI Castington [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

Column: 217

Prisons (Drug Workers) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Beith -- Prisons (Drug Workers) [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

Mr. Beith -- Prisons (Drug Workers) [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

Animal Experiments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Baker -- Animal Experiments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. George Howarth

Column: 218

Telephone Tapping [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Baker -- Telephone Tapping [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Straw

Mr. Baker -- Telephone Tapping [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Straw

Mr. Baker -- Telephone Tapping [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Straw

MI5 [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Baker -- MI5 [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Straw

Column: 219

Intelligence Services Act (Warrants) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Baker -- Intelligence Services Act (Warrants) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Straw

Prison Staff (Pensions) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Beith -- Prison Staff (Pensions) [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

Prison Service Advisory Board [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Beith -- Prison Service Advisory Board [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Quin

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS [19 Nov 1997]

Iraq [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dalyell -- Iraq [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 220

Mr. Fatchett

Departmental Information [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Departmental Information [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fatchett

Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Press Releases [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fatchett

Structural and Cohesion Funds [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Watts -- Structural and Cohesion Funds [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Amsterdam Treaty [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Stinchcombe -- Amsterdam Treaty [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 221

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Stinchcombe -- Amsterdam Treaty [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Algeria [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Green -- Algeria [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Fatchett

Gibraltar [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gill -- Gibraltar [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Turkey (EU Membership) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Turkey (EU Membership) [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 222

Mr. Doug Henderson

PRIME MINISTER [19 Nov 1997]

Public Transport [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Dawson -- Public Transport [19 Nov 1997]

The Prime Minister

Engagements [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Amess -- Engagements [19 Nov 1997]

Sir Peter Tapsell -- Engagements [19 Nov 1997]

The Prime Minister

SOCIAL SECURITY [19 Nov 1997]

Housing Benefit [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Buck -- Housing Benefit [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Column: 223

Ms Buck -- Housing Benefit [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Column: 224

Ms Buck -- Housing Benefit [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Ms Buck -- Housing Benefit [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 225

Mr. Keith Bradley

Student Loans [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. David Taylor -- Student Loans [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Jobseeker's Allowance [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gibbs -- Jobseeker's Allowance [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Income Support (Disabled Claimants) [19 Nov 1997]

Ms Corston -- Income Support (Disabled Claimants) [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 226

Mr. Keith Bradley

LORD CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENT [19 Nov 1997]

Justices of the Peace [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Llwyd -- Justices of the Peace [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Hoon

Conditional Fees [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Llwyd -- Conditional Fees [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Hoon

Traditional Dress [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Traditional Dress [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Hoon

Column: 227

DEFENCE [19 Nov 1997]

Gulf War Syndrome [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Llew Smith -- Gulf War Syndrome [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Reid

Fair Trade (Coffee and Tea) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. MacShane -- Fair Trade (Coffee and Tea) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

Service Personnel (Exposure to Radiation) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Livingstone -- Service Personnel (Exposure to Radiation) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

Exhibitions (China) [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. Lynne Jones -- Exhibitions (China) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

Communications Cables [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Alan Johnson -- Communications Cables [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 228

Dr. Reid

Animal Experiments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Baker -- Animal Experiments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

Mr. Baker -- Animal Experiments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

Mr. Baker -- Animal Experiments [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

Column: 229

E-mail [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Jenkin -- E-mail [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Spellar

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD [19 Nov 1997]

Beef Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Charles Kennedy -- Beef Industry [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. John Cunningham

Agri-environment Schemes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Martyn Jones -- Agri-environment Schemes [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Morley

Column: 230

Departmental Information [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Departmental Information [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Morley

Farming [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Martyn Jones -- Farming [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Morley

TREASURY [19 Nov 1997]

Charities [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Waterson -- Charities [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

Tobacco Smuggling [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Letwin -- Tobacco Smuggling [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

Column: 231

European Space Vehicles [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. O'Neill -- European Space Vehicles [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

Asbestosis [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Clapham -- Asbestosis [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Liddell

Column: 232

Column: 234

VAT Agreement [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Mitchell -- VAT Agreement [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

VAT (Cereal Bars) [19 Nov 1997]

Sir Nicholas Lyell -- VAT (Cereal Bars) [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

Harmful Tax Competition [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory -- Harmful Tax Competition [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

Mr. Gibb -- Harmful Tax Competition [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 235

Dawn Primarolo

Insurance Premium Tax [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Gillan -- Insurance Premium Tax [19 Nov 1997]

Dawn Primarolo

Unemployment [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Willetts -- Unemployment [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Liddell

Column: 236

Dorneywood [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Flynn -- Dorneywood [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Brown

CABINET OFFICE [19 Nov 1997]

Millennium Experience [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Millennium Experience [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Mandelson

DUCHY OF LANCASTER [19 Nov 1997]

Civil Service (Disability) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Heppell -- Civil Service (Disability) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Civil Service [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Canavan -- Civil Service [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Mrs. Ann Winterton -- Civil Service [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 237

Dr. David Clark

Charter Mark Standards [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Chidgey -- Charter Mark Standards [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Special Advisers [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ruffley -- Special Advisers [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Mr. Gray -- Special Advisers [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. David Clark

Government Information Officers [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Robathan -- Government Information Officers [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Column: 238

Better Government Programme [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Stringer -- Better Government Programme [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Citizens Charter [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley -- Citizens Charter [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Citizens Charter [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Public Bodies [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Pickthall -- Public Bodies [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Helen Jackson -- Public Bodies [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Column: 239

Food Standards Agency [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Llwyd -- Food Standards Agency [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Freedom of Information [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Lansley -- Freedom of Information [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Cousins -- Freedom of Information [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Access Business Initiative [19 Nov 1997]

Mrs. Dunwoody -- Access Business Initiative [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Kilfoyle

Technology [19 Nov 1997]

Maria Eagle -- Technology [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Column: 240

Public Services [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Amess -- Public Services [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Civil Service Budget [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ruane -- Civil Service Budget [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Civil Service and Quango Jobs [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. McAllion -- Civil Service and Quango Jobs [19 Nov 1997]

Column: 241

Dr. David Clark

COI Web Site [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- COI Web Site [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Civil Service Employees (Scotland) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Ernie Ross -- Civil Service Employees (Scotland) [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Column: 242

Public Service Delivery (Consultation) [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Burns -- Public Service Delivery (Consultation) [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark

Overseas Travel [19 Nov 1997]

Mr. Malcolm Bruce -- Overseas Travel [19 Nov 1997]

Dr. David Clark