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Column: 83

Written Answers to Questions [24 Mar 1998]

ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT AND THE REGIONS [24 Mar 1998]

Driving Hours [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Levitt -- Driving Hours [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Strang

Housing (Condition) [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Iddon -- Housing (Condition) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Raynsford

Dr. Iddon -- Housing (Condition) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Raynsford

Regional Planning Guidance [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Michael Spicer -- Regional Planning Guidance [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 84

Mr. Caborn

Highway Signs [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Nicholas Winterton -- Highway Signs [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Strang

Rail Services [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Marek -- Rail Services [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Strang

Mr. Stringer -- Rail Services [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Column: 85

Regional Airports [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Stringer -- Regional Airports [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Planning Inspectorate and Building Research [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Swinney -- Planning Inspectorate and Building Research [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Raynsford

Transport Council [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Dunwoody -- Transport Council [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Strang

Column: 86

LORD CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENT [24 Mar 1998]

Legal Aid [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Legal Aid [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 87

Mr. Hoon

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Legal Aid [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hoon

Hospitality [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Bercow -- Hospitality [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hoon

DEFENCE [24 Mar 1998]

Bosnia [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Key -- Bosnia [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Column: 88

Shooting Ranges [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Alan Campbell -- Shooting Ranges [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 89

Mr. Spellar

Nuclear Accident Exercises [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Nuclear Accident Exercises [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Nuclear Accident Exercises [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Nuclear Accident Exercises [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Column: 90

Admiralty Intelligence Papers [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Admiralty Intelligence Papers [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Spellar

Heavy Lift Cargo Aircraft [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wilkinson -- Heavy Lift Cargo Aircraft [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Mr. Wilkinson -- Heavy Lift Cargo Aircraft [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Column: 91

Exercise Tartan Strike [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Baker -- Exercise Tartan Strike [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Gulf War [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Key -- Gulf War [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

RAF Croughton and West Ruislip Station [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Baker -- RAF Croughton and West Ruislip Station [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Reid

Meteorological Office [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Dari Taylor -- Meteorological Office [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Spellar

Column: 92

HOUSE OF COMMONS [24 Mar 1998]

Documentary Series [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Dennis Turner -- Documentary Series [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roe

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD [24 Mar 1998]

Agencies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Swinney -- Agencies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Morley

Column: 93

Mr. Swinney -- Agencies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Morley

Wasted Food [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Dafis -- Wasted Food [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Morley

Public-private Partnerships [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Charles Clarke -- Public-private Partnerships [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Morley

Column: 94

Canthaxanthin [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Laxton -- Canthaxanthin [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Rooker

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [24 Mar 1998]

Caribbean Banana Producers [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Alastair Goodlad -- Caribbean Banana Producers [24 Mar 1998]

Clare Short

Sir Alastair Goodlad -- Caribbean Banana Producers [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 95

Clare Short

European Development Fund [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Alastair Goodlad -- European Development Fund [24 Mar 1998]

Clare Short

Lome IV Convention [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Alastair Goodlad -- Lome IV Convention [24 Mar 1998]

Clare Short

China [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Alastair Goodlad -- China [24 Mar 1998]

Clare Short

Column: 96

Belarus [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Alastair Goodlad -- Belarus [24 Mar 1998]

Clare Short

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS [24 Mar 1998]

Foreign Policy Centre [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Denzil Davies -- Foreign Policy Centre [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Robin Cook

Indonesia [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hancock -- Indonesia [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Mr. Hancock -- Indonesia [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Mr. Hancock -- Indonesia [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Column: 97

Asia-Europe Meeting [24 Mar 1998]

Ann Clwyd -- Asia-Europe Meeting [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Iraq [24 Mar 1998]

Ann Clwyd -- Iraq [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Ann Clwyd -- Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Lynne Jones -- Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Tonge -- Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 98

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Dr. Tonge -- Turkey [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Armenia [24 Mar 1998]

Jane Griffiths -- Armenia [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 99

Algeria [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Levitt -- Algeria [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Mr. Levitt -- Algeria [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Venezuela [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Vaz -- Venezuela [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Mr. Vaz -- Venezuela [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Vaz -- Venezuela [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Mr. Vaz -- Venezuela [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

Column: 100

Israel [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Soames -- Israel [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fatchett

HOME DEPARTMENT [24 Mar 1998]

Private Prisons [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Beith -- Private Prisons [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Quin

Prison Population [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Prison Population [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Quin

Young Offenders [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Allan -- Young Offenders [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 101

Mr. Michael

Firearms [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Alan Campbell -- Firearms [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Michael

Mr. Alan Campbell -- Firearms [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Michael

Column: 102

Prisoners (Mental Health) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Llwyd -- Prisoners (Mental Health) [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Quin

Mr. Llwyd -- Prisoners (Mental Health) [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Quin

Under-age Drinking [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Under-age Drinking [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. George Howarth

Wormwood Scrubs Prison [24 Mar 1998]

Sir Brian Mawhinney -- Wormwood Scrubs Prison [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Quin

Column: 103

CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT [24 Mar 1998]

National Lottery [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Sanders -- National Lottery [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Banks

Mr. Wigley -- National Lottery [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Banks

Ministerial Offices [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Moonie -- Ministerial Offices [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Tom Clarke

Hospitality [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Bercow -- Hospitality [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 104

Mr. Tom Clarke

Concessionary Television Licences [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. May -- Concessionary Television Licences [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Fisher

British Tourist Authority [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Swinney -- British Tourist Authority [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Tom Clarke

Mr. Swinney -- British Tourist Authority [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Tom Clarke

Column: 105

Bolling Road School (Playing Field) [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Ann Cryer -- Bolling Road School (Playing Field) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Byers

NORTHERN IRELAND [24 Mar 1998]

Paramilitary Activity [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. McNamara -- Paramilitary Activity [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ingram

Public Bodies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Burns -- Public Bodies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Column: 106

Flagged Herds [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Thompson -- Flagged Herds [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Peace Process [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Maginnis -- Peace Process [24 Mar 1998]

Marjorie Mowlam

Privy Council [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Salmond -- Privy Council [24 Mar 1998]

Marjorie Mowlam

PRIME MINISTER [24 Mar 1998]

Political Honours Scrutiny Committee [24 Mar 1998]

Lorna Fitzsimons -- Political Honours Scrutiny Committee [24 Mar 1998]

The Prime Minister

Column: 107

SCOTLAND [24 Mar 1998]

Employee Travel [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Baker -- Employee Travel [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Dewar

Scottish Parliament [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Gorrie -- Scottish Parliament [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Dewar

Waste Disposal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Gorrie -- Waste Disposal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Macdonald

Dounreay [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Maclennan -- Dounreay [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 108

Mr. Macdonald

Student Fees [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Welsh -- Student Fees [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wilson

Student Awards Agency [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Welsh -- Student Awards Agency [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wilson

Column: 109

Higher Education [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Welsh -- Higher Education [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wilson

TRADE AND INDUSTRY [24 Mar 1998]

Leghold Traps [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hancock -- Leghold Traps [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Millennium Compliance [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. David Atkinson -- Millennium Compliance [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Mrs. Gillan -- Millennium Compliance [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Mr. David Atkinson -- Millennium Compliance [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 110

Mrs. Roche

Mobile Telephones [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Vaz -- Mobile Telephones [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Animal Welfare [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hancock -- Animal Welfare [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Mr. Hancock -- Animal Welfare [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Ethical Investment [24 Mar 1998]

Ann Clwyd -- Ethical Investment [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Column: 111

Waste Reduction [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Llew Smith -- Waste Reduction [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Battle

Environmental Technologies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Llew Smith -- Environmental Technologies [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Battle

Column: 112

Plutonium [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Llew Smith -- Plutonium [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Battle

Environmental Appraisals [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Environmental Appraisals [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Battle

Plastics (Recycling) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Llew Smith -- Plastics (Recycling) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Battle

Supermarket Mergers [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Nicholas Winterton -- Supermarket Mergers [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 113

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

Manufacturing Output [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boswell -- Manufacturing Output [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Roche

Ultra-low Sulphur Diesel [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Home Robertson -- Ultra-low Sulphur Diesel [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Battle

Enemy Property (Second World War) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ivan Lewis -- Enemy Property (Second World War) [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Beckett

Directors' Details [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Olner -- Directors' Details [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ian McCartney

Column: 114

Debt Conversion [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Rooney -- Debt Conversion [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Beckett

Column: 115

WALES [24 Mar 1998]

Asbestos-related Deaths [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wigley -- Asbestos-related Deaths [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Win Griffiths

Health Promotion [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones -- Health Promotion [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 116

Mr. Win Griffiths

Homelessness [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Llwyd -- Homelessness [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Win Griffiths

Column: 115

Column: 117

Column: 117

National Assembly [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wigley -- National Assembly [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ron Davies

Government of Wales Bill (Environmental Appraisal) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Government of Wales Bill (Environmental Appraisal) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ron Davies

Cash Limits [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Gareth Thomas -- Cash Limits [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Ron Davies

Column: 118

MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO [24 Mar 1998]

Millennium Experience [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Mitchell -- Millennium Experience [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Mandelson

CABINET OFFICE [24 Mar 1998]

HRH Prince of Wales [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Baker -- HRH Prince of Wales [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Mandelson

Blood Sports [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Baker -- Blood Sports [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 119

Mr. Mandelson

Broadcasters [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Maude -- Broadcasters [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Baker -- Broadcasters [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Mandelson

SOCIAL SECURITY [24 Mar 1998]

Benefits Agency [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Beith -- Benefits Agency [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Disability Living Allowance [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hesford -- Disability Living Allowance [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 120

Mr. Denham

Mr. Steen -- Disability Living Allowance [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Denham

Column: 121

Benefit Integrity Project [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Moran -- Benefit Integrity Project [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Denham

Compensation Recovery Unit [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Willis -- Compensation Recovery Unit [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Denham

Column: 122

TREASURY [24 Mar 1998]

Vitamin B6 [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Tredinnick -- Vitamin B6 [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Liddell

Premium Bonds [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Premium Bonds [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Liddell

Column: 123

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Premium Bonds [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Liddell

Column: 124

Taxation [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Roseanna Cunningham -- Taxation [24 Mar 1998]

Dawn Primarolo

Ms Roseanna Cunningham -- Taxation [24 Mar 1998]

Dawn Primarolo

Historic and Religious Buildings [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Cousins -- Historic and Religious Buildings [24 Mar 1998]

Dawn Primarolo

Third World Debt [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Roseanna Cunningham -- Third World Debt [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Liddell

Column: 125

Finance Bill [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Timms -- Finance Bill [24 Mar 1998]

Dawn Primarolo

Departmental Running Costs [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Derek Twigg -- Departmental Running Costs [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Darling

Column: 126

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT [24 Mar 1998]

New Deal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hoyle -- New Deal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Column: 127

Mrs. Lait -- New Deal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Mr. Willetts -- New Deal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Mr. Willetts -- New Deal [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Sixth Form Colleges [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Whitehead -- Sixth Form Colleges [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Howells

Column: 128

Dr. Whitehead -- Sixth Form Colleges [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Howells

Dr. Whitehead -- Sixth Form Colleges [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Howells

School Closures [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Paul Marsden -- School Closures [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Byers

Column: 127

Column: 129

Column: 129

Mature Students [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Welsh -- Mature Students [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Howells

HEALTH [24 Mar 1998]

Acute Hospitals [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Brazier -- Acute Hospitals [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Column: 130

Burns and Plastic Surgery Facilities [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Wilkinson -- Burns and Plastic Surgery Facilities [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boeteng

Learning Disability Services [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. McCabe -- Learning Disability Services [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Nurses and Midwives [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Heppell -- Nurses and Midwives [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Column: 131

Mr. Livsey -- Nurses and Midwives [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Health Service (London) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Randall -- Health Service (London) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Mr. Gapes -- Health Service (London) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Distinction Awards Scheme [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Pike -- Distinction Awards Scheme [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Mental Health [24 Mar 1998]

Dr. Brand -- Mental Health [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 132

Mr. Boateng

Mr. Bill Michie -- Mental Health [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Berkshire Health Authority [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Rendel -- Berkshire Health Authority [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Ethnic Minorities [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Pollard -- Ethnic Minorities [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Jowell

Local Health Service Planning [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Chidgey -- Local Health Service Planning [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Prescription Fraud [24 Mar 1998]

Miss Melanie Johnson -- Prescription Fraud [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 133

Mr. Milburn

Waiting Lists [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boswell -- Waiting Lists [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Mr. Burns -- Waiting Lists [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Private Finance Initiative [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Love -- Private Finance Initiative [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Chaytor -- Private Finance Initiative [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Mr. Corbyn -- Private Finance Initiative [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Cosmetic Surgery [24 Mar 1998]

Ann Clwyd -- Cosmetic Surgery [24 Mar 1998]

Column: 134

Mr. Boateng

Health Service Reforms (NHS) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Olner -- Health Service Reforms (NHS) [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

National Institute for Clinical Excellence [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Miller -- National Institute for Clinical Excellence [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Jowell

Haemophiliacs [24 Mar 1998]

Ms Roseanna Cunningham -- Haemophiliacs [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Health Authority Boards [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Flight -- Health Authority Boards [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Column: 135

Suicides [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Hanson -- Suicides [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Ambulance Services [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Todd -- Ambulance Services [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Infant Mortality [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Jenkin -- Infant Mortality [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Health Service Bureaucracy [24 Mar 1998]

Mrs. Anne Campbell -- Health Service Bureaucracy [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Under-age Drinking [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Jim Cunningham -- Under-age Drinking [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Boateng

Column: 136

Prescription Charge Exemptions [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Letwin -- Prescription Charge Exemptions [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

National Health Service Centre for Coding [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Rhodri Morgan -- National Health Service Centre for Coding [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn

Health Authority Auditors [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Rhodri Morgan -- Health Authority Auditors [24 Mar 1998]

Mr. Milburn