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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 21 January 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 21 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 Wednesday 21 January, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Thursday 22 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 21st JANUARY
1  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23237)
2  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the measures taken by the European Union in respect of animal welfare in each of the last three years.
(24525)
3  
  
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of anti-rabies precautions within the Channel Tunnel.
(24789)
4  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to give grants to small family butchers to compensate them for the financial losses resulting from the ban on beef on the bone.
(24700)
5  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the average time currently taken to process red and white meat export licences by regional centre.
(24489)
6  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire on 11th December 1997, Official Report, column 686, (a) what surplus there was after all payments were made from the rendering industry support scheme 1996 and (b) what surplus he expects there to be after all payments are made from the 1997 rendering industry support scheme.
(24382)
7  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23238)
8  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23282)
9  
  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made in his plans for an inter-departmental strategy to ensure good quality design in public buildings.
(24571)
10  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which specific sporting events the Sports Council is campaigning to bring to the United Kingdom.
(24788)
11  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the events included in the World Class Events Programme.
(24787)
12  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will endorse the 1994 Brighton Declaration on Women in Sport.
(24701)
13  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his estimate of the cost to his Department of providing Welsh language television in the latest year for which figures are available.
(21988)
14  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total value of ticket sales has been in the constituency of Basildon since the establishment of the National Lottery.
(24538)
15  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentages of lottery grants have been awarded to voluntary and commercial organisations in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.
(24722)
16  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which local authority areas with populations of more than one million have (a) failed to win and (b) failed to propose a millennium project of £1 million or more.
(24532)
17  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what audit the Millennium commissioners originally undertook to establish what projects of £50 million or more were appropriate for the United Kingdom; and what were their findings.
(24531)
18  
  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reviews he has undertaken into the location of search and rescue helicopters in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(24584)
19  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23277)
20  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the proposed capital expenditure for United Kingdom Land Command 2nd Division over the next five years.
(24795)
21  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the annual cost of maintaining the (i) Land Command United Kingdom Divisional Headquarters in Edinburgh, (ii) the Brigade Headquarters at Perth and (iii) the Bridgade Headquarters at Edinburgh.
(24792)
22  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular and (b) territorial army soldiers are based currently in (i) Scotland and (ii) the 2nd Division; and how many would be based in the English part of the proposed Northern District with its headquarters at Edinburgh being considered by Land Command United Kingdom.
(24797)
23  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to restructure the Army's United Kingdom Land Command ahead of the Strategic Defence Review.
(24793)
24  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service and (b) civilian personnel are employed at the Army Brigade Headquarters in (i) Perth and (ii) Edinburgh; and what is the total number of regular and territorial troops under their respective commands.
(24790)
25  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are under the command of each one star and each two star commander of Land Command United Kingdom.
(24796)
26  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service and (b) civilian personnel are employed at the United Kingdom Land Command Divisional Headquarters in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) York; and what is the total number of regular and territorial troops under their respective commands.
(24791)
27  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the estimated values of the sites of United Kingdom Land Command's (a) brigade headquarters at Perth and (b) divisional headquarters at Edinburgh.
(24794)
28  
  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service and (b) civilian personnel are employed at the headquarters of 15 and 49 Army Brigades; and what is the total number of regular and territorial troops under their respective commands.
(24798)
29  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the European Commission report Assessing the Technologies of Political Control, and its application to RAF Menwith Hill.
(24579)
30  
N  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the number of military aviation movements over the last five years in United Kingdom-controlled airspace.
(24481)
31  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police published a force order on 29th March 1995 to withhold the transfer of terms applicable to officers' postings; and if he intends to review this practice.
(24517)
32  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the medical or scientific advice used to ascertain whether noise levels caused by low-flying aircraft are harmful; when noise levels from low-flying aircraft were measured in the Tewkesbury area and what the results were; and what measures are being taken to reduce the risk from the noise of low-flying aircraft.
(24134)
33  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 12th November, Official Report, columns 576-7, on 826 Squadron, in which years since 1968 the squadron was based at (a) RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall and (b) Malta.
(24540)
34  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Defence Council instructions have been issued since 1st January 1996; and how many were unclassified.
(24507)
35  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 12th November, Official Report, columns 580-1, when his Department expects to produce a new edition of the Local Authority and Emergency Service Information on Nuclear Weapon Transport Contingency Plans.
(24541)
36  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 17th November, Official Report, column 66, how many technical papers and reports were produced by the Project Director Facilities Division between 1986 and 1991; and how many of them are currently unclassified.
(24655)
37  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Chemical Technology Division at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston was set up; what is the purpose of this division; how many series of technical papers or reports are currently being produced by this division; and what are the names of each series.
(24509)
38  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 31st July, Official Report, column 472, on RAF Menwith Hill, if a copy of the report resulting from the internal US review was sent to his Department; and which Department within the United States Government carried out this review.
(24542)
39  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current security classification of the newsletter produced for the staff of (a) the Ships Support Agency, (b) the Ministry of Defence Police and (c) the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre; how often each newsletter is produced; and when each newsletter was first produced.
(24508)
40  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 17th November, Official Report, column 66, how many papers have been produced for conferences and other purposes since January 1994 by the AWE Directorate of Environment, Safety and Health; and how many of these are currently unclassified.
(24803)
41  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) reports and (b) other publications issued by the DERA Radiation Protection Services since 28th February 1997.
(24539)
42  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many special safety teams in respect of nuclear weapons accidents there are currently.
(24510)
43  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23244)
44  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will be sending a substantive reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Sheffield, Hallam dated 27th June 1997 concerning the Astra Group Pension Scheme.
(24665)
45  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23240)
46  
N  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he is taking to ensure that the United Kingdom has a highly skilled workforce.
(24487)
47  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many additional places in higher education he expects to be financed by the introduction of tuition fees in each of the first four years of the operation of the scheme.
(24724)
48  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, for all OFSTED primary inspections in each separate school year of inspection since 1993-94 to date, what were the officially prescribed calibrated meanings of each of OFSTED's ratings 1 to 7 for the assessment of primary pupils' comparative standards of Key Stage 1 and 2 achievement in each subject of the National Curriculum of the relevant cohorts at the time of inspection, in terms of their proportions attaining the nationally expected levels or better for use in inspectors' official judgement recording form subject reports, all school inspections adhered to those meanings, and, if not, what proportion did not in each year.
(24387)
49  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in what number and proportion of maintained primary schools with Year 2 pupils 100 per cent. of pupils attained National Curriculum level 2 or better (a) in individual and (b) in all Key Stage 1 SAT tests in (i) 1995, (ii) 1996 and (iii) 1997.
(24141)
50  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of those maintained primary schools first inspected by OFSTED in each school year since 1994-95 in each year have a rating on an appropriate statistical scale 1 to 7 in relation to the national averages for their pupil's comparative standards of achievement in attaining the nationally expected level or better in at least one or more of their Key Stage 2 SAT tests in (a) English, (b) maths and (c) science for the year of inspection that is different from the inspectors' ratings on OFSTED's scale 1 to 7 in their official Judgement Recording Form subject reports of those same cohorts' comparative standards of achievement in those subjects.
(24267)
51  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what numerical rating on OFSTED's scale 1 to 7 its inspectors are required to put in their official Judgment Recording Form subject reports, for each subject of the National Curriculum, when they judge the pupils' comparative standards of achievement to be (a) in line with national expectations at any National Curriculum Key Stage and (b) in line with any national average.
(24139)
52  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of those maintained primary schools first inspected by OFSTED in each school year since 1994-95 and cited as national models of excellence in Her Majesty's Chief Inspector's annual report have a rating on an appropriate statistical scale 1 to 7 in relation to the national averages for their pupil's comparative standards of achievement in attaining the nationally expected level or better in at least one or more of their Key Stage 2 SAT tests in (a) English, (b) maths and (c) science for the year of inspection that is different from the inspectors' ratings on OFSTED's scale 1 to 7 in the official Judgement Recording Form subject reports of those same cohorts' comparative standards of achievement in those subjects.
(24265)
53  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what are the statistical correlations for all maintained primary schools first inspected in each school year since 1994-95 and cited as a national model of excellence in Her Majesty's Chief Inspector's annual report for that same year, between OFSTED inspectors' ratings of their Year 6 cohorts' comparative standards of achievement on OFSTED's scale 1 to 7 in their official Judgement Recording Form subject reports and OFSTED's ratings scale 1 to 5 as used in PICSI reports of those same cohorts' comparative standards of Key Stage 2 national SAT test achievement in the same year of inspection in (a) English, (b) maths and (c) science.
(24270)
54  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what are the statistical correlations of all maintained primary schools first inspected and found failing in each school year since 1994-95 between OFSTED inspectors' ratings of their Year 6 cohorts' comparative standards of achievement on OFSTED's scale 1 to 7 in their official Judgement Recording Form subject reports and OFSTED's ratings on its scale 1 to 5 as used in its PICSI reports of those cohorts' comparative standards of Key Stage 2 national SAT test achievement in the same year of inspection in (a) English, (b) maths and (c) science.
(24269)
55  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what are the statistical correlations between OFSTED inspectors' ratings of Year 6 cohorts' comparative standards of achievement (a) on scale 1 to 7 in their official Judgement Recording Form subject reports and (b) on scale 1 to 5 in their PICSI reports in respect of the same cohorts' comparative standards of Key Stage 2 national SAT test achievement in the same year of inspection in (i) English, (ii) maths and (iii) science for all maintained primary schools first inspected in each school year since 1994-95.
(24142)
56  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of those maintained primary schools first inspected and also found failing by OFSTED in each school year since 1994-95 in each year have a rating on an appropriate statistical scale 1 to 7 in relation to the national averages for their pupils' comparative standards of achievement in attaining the nationally expected level or better in at least one or more of their Key Stage 2 SAT tests in (a) English, (b) maths and (c) science for the year of inspection that is different from the inspectors' ratings on OFSTED's scale 1 to 7 in their official Judgement Recording Form subject reports of those cohorts' comparative standards of achievement in those subjects.
(24268)
57  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in what number and proportion of all maintained primary schools with Year 6 pupils 100 per cent. of pupils attained National Curriculum level 4 or better in (a) English, (b) maths, (c) science Key Stage 2 SAT tests and (d) all of (a) to (c) in (i) 1995, (ii) 1996 and (iii) 1997.
(24140)
58  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what were the results in (a) English, (b) maths and (c) science Key Stage 2 SAT tests trialed by the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority at The Strand Junior School in Grimsby in (i) 1993-94 and (ii) 1994-95 in terms of the percentages of Year 6 pupils attaining National Curriculum levels 1 to 6.
(24266)
59  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidelines he has issued to schools on furniture and lighting requirements for pupils using computer equipment; and if he will make a statement.
(24660)
60  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidelines he has issued to educational establishments on dealing with computer systems which are not millennium compliant; and if he will make a statement.
(24703)
61  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23243)
62  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to call in the planning application for the Amble sewerage scheme.
(24784)
63  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the Year 2000 compliance of the CAA's computer systems.
(24786)
64  
  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what specific policy decisions have so far been taken by the Government to deliver the new commitments to the reduction of greenhouse gases that he gave in Tokyo on behalf of the Government.
(24707)
65  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he proposes to answer the letter about the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Unitary Development Plan sent to him by the honourable Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central.
(24657)
66  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to make modifications to the Revised Unitary Development Plan published by the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.
(24656)
67  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will request the SRB Partnership for the Graingertown area of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre to report to him on the effect of the proposed Northern Development Area on office redevelopment prospects.
(24658)
68  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the number of empty housing units in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in (a) 1995, (b) 1996 and (c) 1997 (i) in total and (ii) by housing sector.
(24659)
69  
N  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the total number of civil aviation movements over the last five years in United Kingdom controlled airspace.
(24484)
70  
N  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the rate of change of the impact of aviation movements on airprox incidents over the last five years.
(24482)
71  
N  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the value of variable speed limits in the M25 controlled motorway pilot scheme, in terms of (a) overall journey times and (b) road accidents and casualties.
(24480)
72  
N  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the number of airprox incidents in United Kingdom controlled airspace for the last five years.
(24483)
73  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for further legislation regarding low flying to combat aircraft noise.
(24699)
74  
N  
Mr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many vessels sought the assistance of fire services in (a) territorial waters and (b) international waters in each of the past five years; of those what was the proportion of (i) bulk-carriers, (ii) coastal vessels, (iii) tankers, (iv) warships, (v) fishing vessels and (vi) pleasure craft; and if he will make a statement.
(23033)
75  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th January, Official Report, column 262, what is the estimated cost to public funds of those heavy goods vehicles which evade vehicle excise duty.
(24728)
76  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidelines he has issued to local authorities (a) on dealing with computer systems which are not millennium compliant and (b) on budgeting for the costs of remedying computer systems which are not millennium compliant; and if he will make a statement.
(24704)
77  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his estimate for each local authority of the costs of dealing with computer systems which are not millennium compliant; and if he will make a statement.
(24702)
78  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list those roads for which he is responsible where lighting columns are life expired and need replacing.
(24280)
79  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will make an announcement about the future funding of London Underground, with particular reference to capital investment.
(24671)
80  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many public inquiries on applications for motorway service areas were completed in the period 1st May to 31st December 1997; and what was the estimated cost of each inquiry to his Department.
(24582)
81  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many public inquiries are currently in progress in respect of applications for the development of motorway service areas; and what is the estimated cost to date of those inquiries to his Department.
(24578)
82  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was (a) the amount of Housing Rent Account surplus used to finance rent rebates, (b) the number of council tenants paying full rent in each local authority area in which Housing Rent Account surpluses are being used and (c) the financial contribution made per week by each tenant paying full rent in each local authority area in the most recent available year.
(24710)
83  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what sums were contributed from Government funds through (a) the Highway Authority, (b) English Heritage and (c) others towards the traffic calming measures undertaken in Colchester High Street; and what proportion of these represent the total cost of the measures.
(24488)
84  
N  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what financial criteria are used by his Department in determining the cost of a road accident for a (a) fatality, (b) serious injury and (c) slight injury; and in each case what is the current figure.
(24485)
85  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23281)
86  
  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that pre-paid funerals are subject to regulation by the new Financial Services Authority.
(24800)
87  
  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his proposals for a tax credit for people on low earnings with dependent children will be based on the policy that benefits and credits for children should always be paid to the mother of the children so long as she has or shares the custody of them.
(24705)
88  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the reduced rate of VAT on energy efficient products used in Government-sponsored schemes for people in fuel poverty, proposed in his pre-budget paper, to all products manufactured for the purposes of energy efficiency.
(24505)
89  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the changes in the real and nominal exchange rate of sterling against deutschmark (a) for each quarter of the last three years and (b) in total; and what the assessment he has made of the impact of these changes on (i) German exports to the United Kingdom and (ii) the balance of payments between the United Kingdom and Germany.
(24732)
90  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to his counterparts in Germany and France about (a) their monetary and exchange rate policies and (b) the impact of those policies on the exchange rate of the deutschmark and franc against sterling.
(24734)
91  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish by county the names of landowners who receive conditional exemption from inheritance tax because they allow public access.
(24575)
92  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of landowners who restrict public access to their land despite receiving conditional exemption from inheritance tax.
(24577)
93  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the names of individuals and the location of the land and buildings which are conditionally exempt from inheritance tax by reason of public access will be included in the scope of the proposed Freedom of Information legislation.
(24667)
94  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if local authorities are informed in every case of the land within their area to which the public has a right of access due to the owner receiving conditional exemption from inheritance tax.
(24576)
95  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on tax relief levels relating to oil and gas rig decommissioning; and what estimate he has made of the likely tax disbursements in respect of such decommissioning over the next 30 years.
(24785)
96  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23278)
97  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of (a) South Africa, (b) Spain and (c) Panama concerning illegal fishing around Antarctica; and if he will make a statement.
(24131)
98  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the siting of the Antarctic Secretariat.
(24132)
99  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 141, what assessment he has made of the advantages of providing the BBC World Service in key languages.
(24783)
100  
  
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy in relation to the conditions of mentally and physically handicapped children in institutions in Greece.
(24530)
101  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each overseas journey he has made at public expense since 1st May 1997 and indicate the date, purpose and cost of each journey.
(24133)
102  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who has stayed in his official London residence since 1st May 1997.
(24135)
103  
N  
Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what improvement works are planned for his official London residence; and what is the estimated cost of each item.
(24136)
104  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23239)
105  
  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths have been scientifically established to have been caused by the consumption of beef contaminated by BSE.
(24706)
106  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the total amount of money that has been spent in the Greater London area on care in the community in each of the last three years.
(24529)
107  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the health spending per head of the population in the Greater London area in 1996.
(24533)
108  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to meet the British Medical Association to discuss the therapeutic use of cannabis.
(24327)
109  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the names of (a) new and (b) existing members of (i) Tees Health, (ii) South Tees Acute Hospital NHS Trust, (iii) Cleveland Ambulance NHS Trust and (iv) South Tees Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, stating their terms of office in each case.
(24515)
110  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is made available to alert women to the possible side effects of radiotherapy for breast cancer.
(24537)
111  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into radiotherapy damage resulting from radiotherapy treatment.
(24536)
112  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the number of patients, by individual health authority, who received NHS treatment in the last three years.
(24277)
113  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients treated by the NHS in the last three years for traumatic brain injury were (a) in permanent in-patient care, (b) receiving day care and (c) cared for by primary care teams in the community.
(24278)
114  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elderly mental illness beds are provided by the NHS in the Colchester constituency.
(24709)
115  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds are available for drug addict patients in the Colchester constituency; how many such patients were treated in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what was the cost in each year to the National Health Service.
(24708)
116  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the consultation document on the national performance framework referred to in the Government's White Paper, The New NHS.
(24662)
117  
  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received in respect of compensation for haemophiliacs who have been infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products.
(24586)
118  
  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to advise health authorities to use recombinant blood products for haemophiliacs.
(24670)
119  
  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to health authorities in respect of the risks of transmission of CJD through blood products; what measures he has taken to safeguard the users of such products; and what research his Department has evaluated in this area.
(24585)
120  
  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on Government policy towards haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis C by contaminated blood products.
(24669)
121  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place the report written by Professor John Cash on the organisation of the Blood Transfusion Service in the Library.
(24386)
122  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list, by police area, the number of reported racial incidents in 1989 and each year since 1994 for which figures are available.
(24664)
123  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23241)
124  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will instruct MI5 to halt its proposed destruction of its intelligence files on individuals and organisations until arrangements have been put in place to assess the way in which these files were compiled.
(23411)
125  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have had their applications refused and been returned to Algeria during the last six months.
(24580)
126  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the use of the Internet for the promotion of anti-semitic propaganda.
(24661)
127  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what are the total numbers of prisoners who have been found in random tests to have taken (a) cannabis, (b) heroin and (c) other illegal drugs since the tests were first introduced; what percentage of prisoners had taken the drugs in each case; and what changes have taken place in the proportions of the three categories of drugs.
(24045)
128  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his estimate of the proportion of illegal drugs discovered in random tests in prisons for which the source was (a) relatives of inmates visiting the prison, (b) others visiting the prison, (c) prison staff and (d) other sources, in the past three years.
(24047)
129  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the research initiatives involving cannabis which have been granted a licence.
(24326)
130  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the prisons where alcohol has been consumed by inmates in the past three years.
(24046)
131  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what current year 2000 problems have been reported to date by police forces.
(24726)
132  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 8th December, Official Report, column 433, if all police forces have appointed a management team to deal with year 2000 compliance; and what arrangements have been made by each police force to monitor the implementation of actions to overcome year 2000 problems with particular reference to test facilities.
(24725)
133  
N  
Mr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vessels sought the assistance of fire services whilst in (a) territorial waters and (b) international waters in each of the past five years; of these what was the proportion of (i) bulk carriers, (ii) coastal vessels, (iii) tankers, (iv) warships, (v) fishing vessels and (vi) pleasure craft; and if he will make a statement.
(23032)
134  
  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the total paid out to date in compensation under the terms of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 compensation scheme; what are the projections for future expenditure; and what additional compensation will be given to those whose payments have been delayed.
(24511)
135  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list by police authority the number of police officers suspended from duty (a) pending and (b) during a disciplinary inquiry in (i) 1995-96 and (ii) 1996-97.
(24588)
136  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list by police authority the average length of time taken in respect of inquiries into police discipline since 1995.
(24589)
137  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list by police authority the number of police officers taking early retirement (a) during and (b) following an inquiry into disciplinary matters relating to them since 1995.
(24590)
138  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the cost of inquiries into disciplinary matters and complaints against the police by police authority in (a) 1995-96 and (b) 1996-97.
(24587)
139  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of special constables.
(24583)
140  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications he has received for licences for research into the therapeutic use of natural cannabis in the last five years; how many have been granted; and to which bodies; and if he will indicate whether each application is for clinical or laboratory research.
(24524)
141  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the outcome of recent discussions regarding the release from prison of convicted paedophiles; and if he will make a statement.
(24663)
142  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what form the cannabis supplied by the Laboratory of the Government Chemist and the University of London is made available to medical researchers.
(24666)
143  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 326, in respect of the licences granted for medical research of cannabis, if he will make it his policy to collect information on the results of this research.
(24735)
144  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 16th January, Official Report, column 326, concerning the origin of supplies of cannabis, if the Laboratory of the Government Chemist and the University of London grow their own cannabis plants.
(24730)
145  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes he proposes to make to the current position whereby the police investigate allegations of police misconduct.
(24668)
146  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been deployed to the Firearms Compensation Section; and if he will increase the number in order to accelerate payments under the compensation scheme.
(24137)
147  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he proposes to take to modernise voting methods.
(24799)
148  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those offences for which offenders have been sentenced to the Young Offenders Institution in Colchester indicating the number of offenders in each category.
(24573)
149  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Young Offenders Institution in Colchester; and if he will make a statement.
(24572)
150  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders have completed their service at the Colchester Young Offenders Institution; and how many of those have since been charged with a further offence.
(24574)
151  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is her Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within her Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23245)
152  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23242)
153  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what was the cost to public funds of hotel accommodation for (a) himself and (b) the representative of the Consulate General in Miami during this trip to Florida.
(24804)
154  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what is his Department's policy in respect of the class and type of air fares to be used when (a) Ministers and (b) officials travel on official business abroad.
(24731)
155  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is her Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within her Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23279)
156  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the President of the Council, what is her Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within her Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23247)
157  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23280)
158  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the term spouse has been replaced or complemented by the word partner in the terms of reference in the (a) ministerial code and (b) internal guidance connected with the code; and when the change in interpretation was made.
(24535)
159  
  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the division of responsibility within Government in respect of the year 2000 problem.
(24733)
160  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will open for public inspection at the Public Record Office files concerning the machinery of Government with the classmarks CAB 134/2024 and CAB 134/2025.
(24506)
161  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how he will ensure that each eligible child who had a nursery place under the voucher scheme will have a similar place at the centre of their parents' choice, under the new arrangements.
(22081)
162  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23235)
163  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what basis the Lord Advocate on 15th January claimed that the Professor of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh, and a Queen's Counsel, had accepted money from Libyan connected sources concerning the Lockerbie case.
(24486)
164  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect which the phasing out of support for the rendering sector will have on (a) the viability of the knackery sector and (b) the number of fallen beasts which are buried on farms.
(24388)
165  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is her Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within her Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23246)
166  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her reply to the honourable Member for Sutton of 13th January, Official Report, columns 203-204, if she will provide figures on the same basis for (a) each of the categories included in her previous Answer, (b) ME, (c) limb loss, (d) stress, and (e) occupational diseases for (i) the United Kingdom, (ii) the Northern Region, (iii) the benefit districts approximating to the North East counties, (iv) the benefit district approximating to Tyneside and (v) Newcastle upon Tyne.
(24727)
167  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 251, if she will estimate how many of the (a) lifetime and (b) renewable disability living allowance awards disallowed, (i) were transferred to income support and housing benefit, (ii) became dependent on partners or carers and (iii) returned to work.
(24736)
168  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 251, for what reasons regional figures about the effects of the Benefits Integrity Project are not available; and on what geographical basis they are available.
(24729)
169  
  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claims for incapacity benefit have so far been assessed under the Benefits Integrity Review; and how many claims have been (a) set aside, (b) reduced and (c) increased (i) in total and (ii) by region.
(24721)
170  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many disabled workshops there are in each London borough authority area.
(24534)
171  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the number of (a) men and (b) women who are at present in receipt of a war pension.
(24526)
172  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if the Benefits Integrity Project will review those applications for disability living allowance which have been refused.
(24516)
173  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will provide a breakdown of the numbers of staff employed by the Child Support Agency working on Teesside; and if the review of the CSA is examining their caseload.
(24514)
174  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people resident within the boroughs of Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough are currently in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) mobility allowance, (c) attendance allowance and (d) incapacity benefit.
(24513)
175  
  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the consultation process to be followed in the review of disability benefits, with particular reference to (a) the groups to be consulted and (b) the timetable for consultation.
(24654)
176  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she intends to introduce a fast-track scheme for carers of terminally-ill people to claim invalid care allowance; and if she will make a statement.
(24138)
177  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is her Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within her Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23276)
178  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many people are employed in the United Kingdom gas industry; and how many of these are employed in gas-fired power generation.
(24318)
179  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she will complete the current review of utility regulation; and what plans she has to publish its conclusions.
(24323)
180  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what consultations she has had with representatives of the gas industry about future strategies for energy supply.
(24320)
181  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is her policy on the building of gas-fired power stations over the longer term.
(24317)
182  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact on (a) cable companies and (b) the level of competition of allowing BT early entry into the market to provide broadcast channels over their national networks.
[R] (24385)
183  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how she will secure equity of treatment between regional electricity companies seeking access to the domestic gas supply market and gas companies seeking to take advantage of competition for domestic electricity supply.
(24325)
184  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what consultations she has had since July 1997 with representatives of the power generators to discuss the impact on their current business and investment programmes of the windfall tax.
(24322)
185  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, on what basis she will consider applications for combined heat and power stations during the moratorium on construction of conventional gas-fired power stations.
(24321)
186  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the recent reported remarks by the Director General of OFTEL about Britain's failure to give an international lead on telecom deregulation; and if she will make a statement.
(24384)
187  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps she has taken to ensure that the deadline for the introduction of a competitive market in domestic electricity supply of 1st April is met.
(24324)
188  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what discussions she has had with the utility regulators on the implications of the Competition Bill on regulatory jurisdiction of the sectoral regulators and the Office of Fair Trading.
(24383)
189  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, for what reasons a moratorium was imposed on the building of gas-fired power stations.
(24316)
190  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what consultations took place with representatives of the gas industry before a moratorium on the building of gas-fired power stations was announced.
(24319)
191  
  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to introduce measures to protect the rights of people who have bought pre-paid funerals.
(24801)
192  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what the value was of the export credits extended to support the supply of Alvis armoured vehicles to Indonesia in (a) 1995, (b) 1996 and (c) 1997.
(24581)
193  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what regular publications are produced by the Export Credits Guarantee Department; what is the purpose of each; how often each is produced; and what is the security classification of each.
(24543)
194  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the total level of export credit guarantee cover for arms sales to Singapore.
(24272)
195  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the total level of export credit guarantee cover for arms sales to Indonesia.
(24276)
196  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the total level of export credit guarantee cover for arms sales to Malaysia.
(24273)
197  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what research her Department has evaluated on the sustainability of fish stocks around Antarctica and the effect on mammal population of their depletion.
(24130)
198  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the total level of export credit guarantee cover for arms sales to South Korea.
(24274)
199  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the total level of export credit guarantee cover for arms sales to China.
(24271)
200  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the total level of export credit guarantee cover for arms sales to Thailand.
(24275)
201  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the inward investment made into the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
(24527)
202  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what has been the breakdown of jobs created in the Greater London area from inward investment in each of the last three years.
(24528)
203  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she will announce her decision on the planning application for the Lackenby Picton overhead electricity transmission line.
(24512)
204  
N  
Mr Giles Radice (North Durham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will refer the newspaper industry to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in respect of predatory pricing.
(23980)
205  
N  
Mr Giles Radice (North Durham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations she has received on predatory pricing in the United Kingdom newspaper industry; and if she will make a statement.
(23979)
206  
N  
Mr Giles Radice (North Durham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations she has received in respect of potential abuses of a dominant position in the United Kingdom newspaper industry; and what action she proposes to take.
(23981)
207  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if the Government will seek an amendment to the Multilateral Agreement on Investments to include a legally binding obligation for multinationals to provide an independent environmental and social audit in their annual reports.
(24518)
208  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect.
(23236)
209  
N  
Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Môn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to enable the functions of the Welsh Health Common Services Authority to be carried out after the proposed abolition of the authority.
(23778)
210  
N  
Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Môn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the future of the Welsh Health Common Services Authority.
(23779)
211  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations from north Wales he has received regarding the siting of the Welsh Assembly.
(21967)
212  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will give the projected traffic volumes on the A483 Wrexham bypass at public inquiry stage and the actual levels since the road was opened.
(24279)
213  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to review the present levels of television licence charges; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (24653)
214  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will take action to warn (a) pensioners and (b) others about the activities of funeral directors who encourage people to opt for unnecessarily expensive funerals.
[Transferred] (24723)


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