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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 20 January 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 20 January of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

For other Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 20 January, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Wednesday 21 January, see Part 2 of this Paper.

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 20th JANUARY
1  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the present system of allocating passes to honourable Members' research assistants.
(21749)
2  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, who will represent the United Kingdom at the inter-sessional meeting of members of the International Whaling Commission to be held in Antigua.
(24099)
3  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to reduce the use of pesticides; and if he will make a statement.
(24453)
4  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his order of priorities for reform of Article 39 of the Treaty of Rome.
(24455)
5  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent efforts his Department has made to promote local sourcing of food produce; and if he will make a statement.
(24461)
6  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to ensure that those farmers who have been excluded from requiring a certificate of competence before using pesticides now have such certificates; and if he will make a statement.
(24454)
7  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what research his Department has evaluated into the long-term effects of pesticide residues in food; and if he will make a statement.
(24452)
8  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment his Department has made of the presence of traces of DDT in (a) milk and (b) other dairy products imported from New Zealand.
(24451)
9  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to introduce a more informative labelling system for pet foods; and if he will make a statement.
(24464)
10  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the landings of fish by weight in the European Community by each member state whose fleets operate in (a) international fishing zones or third countries with which the European Community has an international agreement, (b) those states where no agreement exists and (c) international waters, indicating the approximate proportion of European Community fish consumption that is represented by all such sources.
(24414)
11  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, whether the Food Standards Agency will have responsibility for the controls over the sales of food and dietary supplements.
(24309)
12  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the consistency of the Agenda 2000 proposals for CAP reform with the requirements of the World Trade Organisation.
(24312)
13  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the occasions since 1st January on which Customs and Excise personnel have inspected loads of imported beef to ensure compliance with standards applied in the United Kingdom.
(23775)
14  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what export licences (a) currently apply to HMS 'Cavalier' and (b) have been applied for.
(24416)
15  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what valuation has been placed on HMS 'Cavalier'.
(24415)
16  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on his plans to include the environment as one of the themes within the New Opportunities Fund.
(24466)
17  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23545)
18  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many projects have been commissioned by the Millennium Commission to date; of those how many (a) are experiencing financial difficulty, (b) have not secured matching funds and (c) have requested additional funds from the Millennium Commissioners; and what response has been made in each case.
(24445)
19  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (i) penalties will be imposed on and (ii) assistance will be offered by the Millennium Commissioners to projects which do not secure matching funds; and if he will make a statement on the role of the National Audit Office in this area.
(24446)
20  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what procedures the Millennium Commissioners are accountable to him with respect to those millennium projects experiencing financial problems.
(24447)
21  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Millennium Commission projects will be completed by (a) 1st January 2000 and (b) 1st January 2001.
(24449)
22  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, where the financial liability rests for those Millennium Commission supported projects which fail to fulfil their original criteria.
(24448)
23  
N  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if it is his intention to continue the United Kingdom commitment to NATO in respect of providing the European Regional Test Centre for interchangeability and interoperability of NATO small arms ammunition; and if he will make a statement.
(24103)
24  
N  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the collective decision of NATO in 1993 that the European Regional Test Centre for testing certain ammunition should be based at Pendine has been amended following Pendine's certification; and if he will make a statement.
(24101)
25  
N  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was charged by the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency for the operation of the European Regional Test Centre for small and medium calibre ammunition at Pendine in each of the financial years since Pendine was certified.
(24104)
26  
N  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department or the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency have identified a single facility with the required range, size, technical facilities and experienced staff as an alternative to the European Regional Test Centre at Pendine; and if he will make a statement.
(24102)
27  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what amount was allocated from the Trident (a) procurement and (b) operating budget towards the cost of the order for Trident-related equipment placed with the United States of America for US fiscal year 1998.
(23978)
28  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with ministers in the Department of Trade and Industry with regard to the future of Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac office.
(24310)
29  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what editorial independence will be granted to the editor of the journal, The Armed Services Forum.
(24095)
30  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which serving officer or civil servant gave permission to Major Eric Joyce to publish the journal, The Armed Services Forum.
(24093)
31  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what ministerial responsibility he had for the decision to give permission to Major Eric Joyce to publish the journal, The Armed Services Forum.
(24097)
32  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what costs to his Department will be incurred by the publication of the journal, The Armed Services Forum.
(24096)
33  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the members of the editorial board of the journal, The Armed Services Forum.
(24094)
34  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the guidance given to serving officers who edit journals or magazines about current British defence policy and the organisation and culture of the armed forces.
(24098)
35  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those private individuals and companies to which military personnel, equipment and installations have been hired out by his Department since 1st May 1997.
(24457)
36  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23549)
37  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of NATO Joint Sub-Regional Command (Madrid) in the control of the (a) waters and (b) airspace around Gibraltar currently under the operational command of the United Kingdom.
(24474)
38  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will break down by nationality the staff assigned to NATO Joint Sub-Regional Command (Madrid).
(24476)
39  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what provisions in respect of (i) air access to Gibraltar by (a) civilian and (b) military aviation and (ii) access to Spanish naval bases by Royal Navy vessels visiting Gibraltar have been included in the agreement for Spanish accession to full membership of NATO.
(24472)
40  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if decision on the future role of the NATO Joint Sub-Regional Command (Madrid) undertaken by the Military Committee have to be reached by unanimity; and what is the time scale for a final resolution.
(24473)
41  
  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of the NATO Joint Sub-Regional Command (Madrid) in stability operations in North Africa involving Gibraltar.
(24475)
42  
N  
Mr Stephen Dorrell (Charnwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, by how much he expects the school population to increase in the summer term of 1998 as a result of the introduction of a single school leaving date of 30th June.
(24299)
43  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the number of schools where the decline in points between 1993 and 1997 was greater for boys than girls at, (a) 5A*-C and (b) 5A*-G.
(24419)
44  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the current per capita expenditure for pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Shropshire.
(24428)
45  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the forecast per capita expenditure for pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in the London Borough of Southwark in 1998-99.
(24426)
46  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the current per capita expenditure for pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the London Borough of Southwark.
(24427)
47  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the ability of Shropshire Local Education Authority to meet its statutory obligations in the next financial year within his proposed financial settlement.
(24432)
48  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the forecast per capita expenditure for pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Shropshire in 1998-99.
(24425)
49  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the average class size in the Ludlow constituency of (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools.
(24429)
50  
  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will review the rules concerning provision of support for students who take a year out of their degree course for health reasons.
(24456)
51  
N  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the number of students entered for 'A' level Polish for each of the last 10 years broken down by examination board.
(24108)
52  
  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many qualified religious education teachers are employed in local education authorities' schools; how many vacancies exist; and if he will make a statement on the recruitment of religious education teachers.
(24436)
53  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the efficiency savings which will result from the operation of the Student Support Agency.
(24424)
54  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23546)
55  
N  
Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what factors underlay his decisions (a) to pay tuition fees for medical and dental students in the fifth and subsequent years of their courses and (b) not to pay tuition fees for veterinary and architecture students in the fifth and subsequent years of their courses.
(24246)
56  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the monthly number of staff fatalities in the railway industry for each of the last five years.
(24439)
57  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the monthly number of railway fatalities per passenger mile in each of the last five years.
(24438)
58  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the ability of Shropshire County Council to meet its statutory obligations in the next financial year within his proposed financial settlement.
(24431)
59  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assurances he has sought from the Civil Aviation Authority that the air traffic control system in the United Kingdom will be fully millennium compliant.
(24249)
60  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the proposal by the Civic Trust to introduce a levy of 10 per cent. on the value of green field sites with planning permission; and if he will make a statement.
(24465)
61  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the (a) name of, (b) occupation of and (c) organisation represented by each of the members of the Cleaner Vehicles Task Force; and if he will make a statement.
(24467)
62  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the United Kingdom record on child pedestrian accidents; and if he will make a statement on the progress of initiatives in this area.
(24469)
63  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, to what extent environmental sustainability is included as a quality factor under the new best value replacement to compulsory competitive tendering for local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(24458)
64  
N  
Mr David Lock (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the Statement of Claim has been received by his Department in the legal claim brought by the Trustee of the Bus Employees Superannuation Trust against his Department; what legal advice he has taken on the merits of the claim; what future action he proposes in respect of this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(24126)
65  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many shipments and how much plutonium was transported via United Kingdom destinations on roll-on roll-off ferries between 22nd December and 12th January; and what advice he has received from marine safety experts on this transport.
(24091)
66  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the relationship between effective competition on routes between (a) Heathrow and European destinations and (b) Heathrow and North American destinations.
(24263)
67  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the safety responsibilities of (a) Rail track, (b) English, Welsh and Scottish Railways and (c) European Vinyls Corporation Ltd as they relate to the transportation of vynil chloride monomer by rail in the Vale of Glamorgan.
(24257)
68  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the current codes of practice governing the transportation of dangerous chemicals by rail through hazardous industrial areas.
(24259)
69  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to publish new guidelines on the transportation of dangerous chemicals by rail through residential areas.
(24247)
70  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the current regulations governing the transportation of dangerous chemicals by rail through residential areas.
(24260)
71  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish in full the report of the inquiry undertaken by the Railway Inspectorate into the Codoxton derailment in the Vale of Glamorgan.
(24245)
72  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list (a) voluntary and (b) statutory procedures governing the de-canting of vinyl chloride monomer from a freight tanker which has (i) been de-railed, (ii) tipped on its side and (iii) collapsed the bogey and cannot be safely lifted back on to the rail track.
(24258)
73  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the current regulations governing the transportation of dangerous chemicals through hazardous industrial areas.
(24261)
74  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he will take to ensure that the inquiry undertaken by the Railway Inspectorate into the Codoxton train de-railment will consider (a) the underlying and (b) the systems causes of the incident.
(24251)
75  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the current guidelines for governing the transportation of dangerous chemicals by rail through residential areas.
(24254)
76  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the current guidance notes governing the transportation of dangerous chemicals by rail through hazardous industrial areas.
(24262)
77  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the terms of reference of the Railway Inspectorate's inquiry into the Codoxton derailment in the Vale of Glamorgan on 27th December 1997.
(24248)
78  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the scope of the inquiry by the Railway Inspectorate into the Codoxton de-railment on 27th December 1997.
(24253)
79  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what account he has taken in respect of flooding when drafting regulations in respect of front door steps.
(24173)
80  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what are the objectives of the Government's policies for the Green Belt.
(24172)
81  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Commissioners of Local Administration.
(24242)
82  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23552)
83  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish the results of the review into the evaluation and publication of the employment and labour force statistics.
(24450)
84  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax revenue derived in (a) the current year and (b) the two previous financial years from the taxation of child benefit (i) on the present individual tax base and (ii) on the basis of a household tax assessment system.
(24009)
85  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the tax revenue generated by the taxation of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) state pensions in (i) the current and (ii) the previous three financial years; and if he will express that revenue as a percentage of the cost of those benefits.
(24010)
86  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his estimate of the revenue which would be raised from taxing child benefit, assuming no change to separate taxation of spouses.
(24127)
87  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his estimate of the revenue which would be raised from taxing child benefit, assuming household total income were assessed for tax purposes.
(24128)
88  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what account he took of (a) public holidays in any part of the United Kingdom in fixing the date of his Budget and (b) the relevant precedents.
(24170)
89  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce tax incentives for business angels to put loan capital into small private companies.
(23554)
90  
  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the Trustee Investment Act 1961; and what plans he has to change the current investment powers of charity trustees.
(24423)
91  
  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the impact on revenue of zero rating for VAT purposes if applied to items of clothing and footwear for use only as part of an approved school uniform, for schoolchildren under the age of 16 years.
(24435)
92  
  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd December, Official Report, column 479, if he will revise his projections for GDP growth in the United Kingdom over the next three years in the light of the continuing financial crisis in the Far East.
(24437)
93  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what interest rate increase would be needed to keep to the inflation target if earnings rise by 1 per cent. more than the Government's forecast.
(24296)
94  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what increase in national average earnings would result from a national minimum wage at one half of average earnings with (a) full restoration of differentials, (b) half restoration of differentials and (c) one-quarter restoration of differentials.
(24413)
95  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will exempt earnings up to the level of the minimum wage from income tax.
(24298)
96  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what increase in national average earnings would result from a national minimum wage at 40 per cent. of average earnings with (a) full restoration of differentials, (b) half restoration of differentials and (c) one quarter restoration of differentials.
(24412)
97  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will raise tax thresholds to a level which ensures that no-one pays income tax on pay up to the minimum wage level.
(24297)
98  
N  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral answer of 15th January, if he will publish the figures his Department has collated on pension returns for (a) 1996 and (b) 1997.
(24129)
99  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23550)
100  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Minister's recent visit to Algeria on behalf of the European Union; and what new initiatives he proposes.
(24477)
101  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on compliance by Turkey with judgments under international conventions in respect of human rights.
(23767)
102  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Algerian government to accept initiatives of the international community to end human rights abuses in Algeria.
(24442)
103  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice his Department is giving to the Home Office about the human rights situation in Algeria in relation to people seeking asylum from that country.
(24444)
104  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future progress of the EU-Algeria Partnership Agreement; and what assessment he has made of Algeria's commitments under the human rights clause of that Agreement.
(24443)
105  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the recommendations of the UN Committee on Social, Cultural and Economic Rights following its deliberations on the most recent United Kingdom Periodic Report; what response the Government will make to each; and to which Government departments, agencies and other bodies these recommendations have been or will be communicated.
(24090)
106  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice he has received on measures required to take account of General Comment 5 on Article 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee.
(24089)
107  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23548)
108  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his holding Answer of 15th January, on the role of ethics and morality of his foreign policy, for what reasons he was not able to give a substantive answer on the day named.
(24380)
109  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter dated 9th December 1997, concerning the husband of a constituent, reference IMM/D2969, and appeal reference TH/2894/96; and for what reason no acknowledgment was sent.
(24109)
110  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when Kent County Council may expect reimbursement for sums paid to asylum seekers; and if he will make a statement.
(23774)
111  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the total sum paid through East Kent Social Services to asylum seekers resident in the (a) Thanet travel-to-work area and (b) Dover travel-to-work area since 1st December 1997.
(23772)
112  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received regarding the effect of the proposed social services budget for 1998-99 on the incidence of bed blocking in Shropshire hospitals.
(24430)
113  
N  
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the legalisation of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.
(21753)
114  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the number of people diagnosed with intestinal cancer over the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement on how this compares with other (a) Commonwealth and (b) EU countries.
(24470)
115  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence his Department has assessed over the last 10 years which indicates a relationship between incidences of (a) dental caries and (b) angina with diet; and what new steps he plans to take to tackle these diseases.
(24463)
116  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is Her Majesty's Government's recommended daily amount for fibre; and what assessment he has made of the amounts recommended by other organisations.
(24459)
117  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the percentage of United Kingdom adults who consume less than the recommended daily allowance of (a) vitamin A, (b) thiamin, (c) riboflavin, (d) vitamin C, (e) vitamin D, (f) iron and (g) calcium; and if he will make a statement on the trend for these figures over the last 10 years.
(24460)
118  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence his Department has assessed on the relationship between the incidence of hypertension and the consumption of salt in the diet.
(24462)
119  
N  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will establish an inquiry into breast cancer screening in the South Humber Health Authority area, following the recent recall of women who have been screened.
(24107)
120  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients have been identified as suffering from excess vitamin B6 in the last 10 years.
(24308)
121  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what are the lowest annual salaries for junior hospital doctors.
(24252)
122  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23547)
123  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of the proposals in the Human Rights Bill on (a) the Church of England and (b) the Church of Scotland.
(24300)
124  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if in respect of the Advisory Panel, which advises on appointments to the Animals Procedures Committee, he will list members' (a) names, (b) qualifications and (c) other employments; and how often the Advisory Panel meets.
(24303)
125  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in respect of each police authority which has made CS gas available to officers, if he will give, the date of introduction, stating (a) how many cases of CS cross-contamination have been reported, (b) how many officer days have been lost, (c) how many claims for compensation have been filed and (d) how many awards of compensation have been made, giving the amount in each case.
(24302)
126  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to abolish or modify the current licences to take game.
[R] (23857)
127  
N  
Dr Peter Brand (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce the outcome of the review of the legislation applying to street traders and pedlars.
(23769)
128  
N  
Dr Peter Brand (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which bodies he has consulted on the review of the legislation applying to street traders and pedlars; and on what dates.
(23771)
129  
N  
Dr Peter Brand (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the Pedlars Act 1871.
(23770)
130  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has issued a D notice in respect of monies to be paid in compensation for the ban on full-bore handguns.
(24171)
131  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by how many the number of asylum seekers now resident in the (a) Thanet travel-to-work area and (b) Dover travel-to-work area has changed since 1st December 1997; and what is the total number of asylum seekers now resident in each area.
(23768)
132  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the risks faced by police forces if they have year 2000 problems within their business and operational processes and systems.
(24381)
133  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what experimentation procedures are undergone by animals classified as experiencing the most severe category of suffering and pain.
(24418)
134  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals were classified as experiencing the most severe category of pain and suffering during animal experiments in each of the last three years.
(24417)
135  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to answer the letter of 14th July 1997 from the honourable Member for Oxford West and Abingdon regarding the case of Mr Mikhail Nikoniko (Home Affairs Reference Number:--13529/97).
(23491)
136  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the forthcoming report of the Police Complaints Authority on their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Diarmuid O'Neill.
(24092)
137  
N  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that the United Kingdom cannot be used as a haven for persons planning or preparing for terrorist activities in foreign countries; what plans he has to introduce legislation similar to that proposed in the Jurisdiction (Conspiracy and Incitement) Bill in the 1996-97 session of Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23319)
138  
N  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations he has held since 1st May concerning the immigration status of persons allowed into the country as personal servants of foreign residents; what recent information he has as to the possible abuse of such persons by their employers; and what plans he has to introduce steps to alter their status or otherwise increase the protections available to them.
(23320)
139  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards Pronto; how this relates to its policy towards gambling on fruit machines; if he will set out the reasons for the differences in policy; and if he will make a statement.
(23856)
140  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the reports of studies commissioned on the effectiveness of the probation service.
(24243)
141  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland to produce a concordat setting out arrangements for relations between his Department and the Scottish Executive after the establishment of a Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(23551)
142  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her Answer of 14th January, Official Report, column 333, if she will list the perceived religion of (a) sergeants and (b) inspectors in the RUC in percentage terms.
(24106)
143  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she relaxed the search regime for visitors to HMP Maze between 1st May and 25th December 1997.
(24372)
144  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many head counts took place in each block of HMP Maze between 1st May and 25th December 1997.
(24371)
145  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what will be the role of the Strategic Communications Unit in determining the timing of announcements by other departments.
(24366)
146  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the predominant flow of information in respect of deciding initiatives will be from individual departments to the Strategic Communications Unit or vice versa.
(24365)
147  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is the role of the Minister without Portfolio in the Strategic Communications Unit.
(24367)
148  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is his policy in respect of gifts received by the sovereign or members of her family on behalf of the nation in respect of their retention, their public availability and the availability of information in respect of all gifts so received.
(24301)
149  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, whether individual departments will be required to clear press statements and news releases with the Strategic Communications Unit before their issue.
(24314)
150  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what budget has been allocated to the Strategic Communications Unit, in respect of (a) personnel costs, (b) administrative costs, (c) the costs of publications and (d) other costs.
(24313)
151  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Strategic Communications Unit can decide which government policies merit the greatest promotion.
(24315)
152  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to make adaptions to No. 10 Downing Street to improve access facilities for wheelchair users.
(23777)
153  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, what access and toilet facilities No. 10 Downing Street provides for people who are wheelchair users.
(23776)
154  
  
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the Government Ministers currently occupying publicly owned accommodation, giving the (a) precedents, (b) rationale for such use and (c) total annual cost in each case.
(24478)
155  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Prime Minister, what proportion of letters addressed to him by honourable and Right honourable Members which receive replies are signed by him; and upon what basis he decides to reply personally.
(24401)
156  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he was consulted about the proposed new restrictions on the retail sale of vitamin B6 prior to the announcement; and what representation he has received and what discussions he has had with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on this subject.
(24307)
157  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to ensure that the output of the Central Media Monitoring Unit cannot be used for party political advantage.
(24240)
158  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what percentage of government and public agency bills and of what total value were not paid within 30 days over the last six months.
(24244)
159  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is the projected annual cost of the Central Media Monitoring Unit.
(24239)
160  
N  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make available to all honourable Members the output of the Central Media Monitoring Unit.
(24241)
161  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Prime Minister, what guidelines he has issued concerning the format and policy aims of concordats between Whitehall Departments and the proposed Scottish Executive; and if he will make a statement.
(23556)
162  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with ministers concerning concordats between Whitehall Departments and the proposed Scottish Executive; and if he will make a statement.
(23557)
163  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects Forest Enterprise to commit itself to the Forestry Stewardship Certification Scheme.
(24311)
164  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when she expects the review of funding for supported housing to be complete; if she will estimate (a) the total numbers of those dependent on the housing costs which form part of the review in each region and nation and (b) the percentage of those who are over pensionable age; and if she will make a statement.
(23648)
165  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what would be the estimated cost to the Exchequer, in a full year, of extending the payment of invalid care allowance to all carers for eight weeks after the death of the person cared for in line with the eight week extension of carers' premium paid under similar circumstances to those in receipt of income support.
(23555)
166  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will require payments to asylum seekers to be made through benefit offices rather than through social services offices.
(23773)
167  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list the official engagements which the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women has undertaken since 1st December 1997 and how many days she was in the Department between 1st December 1997 and 12th January 1998.
(24255)
168  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what rates of pay are offered to contract cleaners in (a) South Western and (b) North Eastern DSS offices.
(24411)
169  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter dated 1st December 1997, concerning a constituent, reference 4/3644/15.
(24110)
170  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the current media strategy of the Child Support Agency; what is its (a) current and (b) planned budget; who is responsible for the current strategy; and which media companies the Agency has employed in the strategy.
(24471)
171  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the savings in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-1 and (c) 2001-2 from (a) discontinuing with and (b) taxing child benefit for those single parents or couples with salaries of (1) £20,000, (2) £25,000 and (3) £30,000 and over.
(24440)
172  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will estimate the effect on the total Social Security budget in (a) 2000-1 and (b) 2001-2 of making benefits available only to those aged (i) 0 to 16 years, and to 21 years for those in further or higher education, and (ii) over 60 years.
(24441)
173  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when Action 2000 will be launched.
(24377)
174  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if Action 2000 will define the levels of millennium compliance for each sector of industry.
(24378)
175  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if a chief executive of Action 2000 has been appointed.
(24379)
176  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if the Minister for Science and Technology has invited (i) British scientists, (ii) scientific organisations and (iii) companies to contribute to the content of the Millennium Dome.
(24374)
177  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the trade missions undertaken by Ministers in her Department since 1st May 1997 and the British companies which were represented on each trade mission.
(24250)
178  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the members of the Ministerial Group on the Year 2000 Problem.
(24376)
179  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list (a) the official engagements by the Minister for Science and Technology between 1st December 1997 and 15th January 1998, and (b) the number of days he has been in the Department between 1st December 1997 and 12th January 1998.
(24373)
180  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list (a) the official engagements undertaken by the Minister for Small and Medium Businesses between 1st December 1997 and 15th January 1998 and (b) the number of days she has been in the Department between 1st December 1997 and 12th January 1998.
(24375)
181  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to encourage business angels to invest in small private companies.
(23553)
182  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what action she proposes to take with regard to the future of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and its facilities in Cambridge.
(24306)
183  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will commission an independent assessment of the proposal made by the Royal Greenwich Observatory to the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council for its continuation as a company limited by guarantee.
(24305)
184  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has for Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office if the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Cambridge is closed.
(24304)
185  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe has (a) attended meetings, (b) read papers and (c) made comments on coal industry matters in the last three months.
(24264)
186  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she plans to announce the rate and incidence of the non-fossil fuel levy.
(24404)
187  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what consultation the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry held with ministerial colleagues prior to the Prime Minister's announcement of an extension of coal contracts.
(24407)
188  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what estimate she has made of the number of jobs in the coal industry dependent upon the current contracts with the generators.
(24409)
189  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what action she plans to take to assist the coal industry after June.
(24410)
190  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry was first informed of the Prime Minister's intention to announce an extension to coal contracts.
(24408)
191  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what meetings the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry has held with (a) mining managements and (b) mining unions since 1st November.
(24403)
192  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 14th January, Official Report, column 216, on the New Statesman Ltd, if the company has filed its accounts.
(24402)
193  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, which Minister is currently responsible for policy in respect of coal contracts.
(24405)
194  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry was first notified of the decision by the Prime Minister to ask the Paymaster General to negotiate agreement between the coal companies and the generators; and what consultations he had with the Paymaster General before the decision.
(24406)
195  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy on the purchase of Coral by the Ladbroke Group.
(24370)
196  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what she expects the Office of Fair Trading to announce its decision on referral to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission of Ladbroke Group with regard to their purchase of Coral.
(24369)
197  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what discussions she has had with the Office of Fair Trading with regard to the purchase of Coral by the Ladbroke Group.
(24368)
198  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the procedure for her Department issuing press releases following agreement being reached under a carecraft order for the disqualification of a director.
(24105)
199  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, which British women's groups he has invited to contribute to the content of the Millennium Dome.
[Transferred] (24256)
200  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the use of the home zone sign in other European member states in reducing traffic casualties; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (24468)
201  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on coastguard provision in Wales (a) currently and (b) after 2001; and if he will list in each case those stations that will be permanently manned.
[Transferred] (24479)


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