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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 9 March 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 9 March 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 Monday 9 March, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Monday 9 March, 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.
 


 
MONDAY 9th MARCH
1  
  
Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, what measures have been (a) taken and (b) planned to assist access to the Palace of Westminster by people with disabilities; and if he will make a statement.
(33804)
2  
  
Sir Richard Body (Boston and Skegness):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the public engagements arranged by his Department which were carried out by the Parliamentary Secretary in the House of Lords since 1st June on Fridays and Saturdays.
(33673)
3  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33555)
4  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33653)
5  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which section of his Department prepared the December 1996 supplementary memorandum for the inter-governmental conference on quota hopping.
(33668)
6  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in what areas of budgeted agricultural expenditure the appreciation of the pound sterling since 1st April 1997 has reduced planned sterling expenditure; and by how much.
(33810)
7  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33057)
8  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33056)
9  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33058)
10  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to the Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 496, on what date he and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Scottish Office will meet the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations and the Scottish Fishermen's Federation.
(33611)
11  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33097)
12  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33095)
13  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33096)
14  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33554)
15  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33663)
16  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what tourism initiatives he is undertaking in respect of (a) accommodation schemes and quality standards, (b) promoting England, (c) trade communication, (d) market and product intelligence and research, (e) training and (f) market access and information.
(33811)
17  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the percentage of (a) domestic holiday makers and (b) overseas visitors to the United Kingdom who spend their holiday in England.
(33815)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total number of visiting forces other than those from the United States of America based in the United Kingdom; and where are they located.
(33572)
19  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 490, if he will provide a breakdown between (a) service and (b) civilian personnel for each category identified.
(33570)
20  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total number of United Kingdom visiting forces based in the United States; and where they are based.
(33571)
21  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 490, how many of his Department's personnel are based at (i) Abbey Wood, (ii) RAF Alconbury, Molesworth and Upwood, (iii) RAF Bentley Priory, (iv) Boscombe Down, (v) RAF Bracknell, (vi) RAF Brampton, (vii) RAF Brize Norton, (viii) RAF Coltishall, (ix) RAF Cranwell, (x) RAF Croughton, (xi) RAF Digby, (xii) RAF Daws Hill, Hythe and West Ruislip, (xiii) Eastcote, (xiv) RAF Fairford, (xv) RAF Farnborough, (xvi) RAF Fylingdales, (xvii) RAF High Wycombe, (xviii) RAF Honnington, (xix) RAF Lakenheath and RAF Feltwell, (xx) RAF Leuchars, (xxi) Landwater, (xxii) RAF Lyneham, (xxiii) RAF Morham, (xxiv) RAF Menwith Hill, (xxv) RAF Mildenhall, (xxvi) RAF Oakhanger, (xxvii) RAF Spadeadam, (xxviii) RAF Uxbridge, (xxix) RAF Valley, (xxx) RAF Waddington, (xxxi) Waterbeach, (xxxii) RAF Wittering, (xxxiii) RAF Wyton, (xxxiv) Ipswich and (xxxv) London.
(33574)
22  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his policy in respect of the presence in the United Kingdom of United States visiting forces within his Department's establishments.
(33545)
23  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 490, if he will identify at which establishment the presence of United States visiting forces is not directly to fulfil a NATO function.
(33567)
24  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 490, if he will list the RAF bases where no United States visiting forces are based.
(33565)
25  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 490, what is the function in each case of the United States visiting forces based at (a) RAF Alconbury, Molesworth and Upwood, (b) RAF Croughton, (c) RAF Dows Hill, Hythe and West Ruislip, (d) RAF Farnborough, (e) RAF Leuchars, (f) RAF Menwith Hill and (g) RAF Mildenhall; and if he will make a statement.
(33573)
26  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 490, if he will list the total number of United States visiting forces based in the United Kingdom; and if he will indicate where they were based for each year from 1985 to 1996.
(33566)
27  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had since 1st May 1997 with United States nationals concerning the numbers and functions of United States visiting forces present in the United Kingdom.
(33568)
28  
N  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many army horses were unavailable for military duties following accidents sustained while taking part in the hunting of foxes with hounds in each of the last three years.
(33518)
29  
N  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the cost to public funds of treating army horses for injuries sustained while taking part in the hunting of foxes with hounds in each of the past three years.
(33519)
30  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33552)
31  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the total lifetime cost of deploying the Trident nuclear capability.
(31573)
32  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on negotiations with the USA concerning changes to the Trident warhead.
(31574)
33  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) upgrade or (b) replace the Trident warhead.
(31576)
34  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he will take to inform the public about his plans for the future development of Trident missiles.
(31577)
35  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33054)
36  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33053)
37  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33055)
38  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties which manufactured or stored mustard gas are still owned by the Ministry of Defence; and if he will list them.
(33797)
39  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he intends to publish the section on riot control agents which was included in the United Kingdom's initial declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(33845)
40  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent work has been carried out to remove mustard gas decontamination from the former chemical warfare filling and storage site at RAF Risley in Bedfordshire; for what reason this work was necessary; when this work is expected to end; who currently owns the site; if compensation has been paid out to local residents in connection with contamination of the site; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of Operation Koleman Keg which was conducted in 1988 to remove contamination from the site.
(33798)
41  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many notices of intention to claim compensation for their illnesses have been received so far by his Department from service personnel who served in the Gulf War; and how many writs have so far been received from such personnel.
(33844)
42  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the conclusions were of the survey carried out in 1986-87 into the extent of contamination and the cost and feasibility of decontamination of six former chemical warfare storage sites in the United Kingdom; for what reason this survey was carried out; who carried out this survey; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of this survey.
(33795)
43  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which scientific establishments are carrying out the research programme announced in July 1997 into the possible health effects of the combination of vaccines and NAPS tablets given to troops in the Gulf War to protect them against chemical and biological attack; when this work is expected to finish; when the results of this research are expected to be made public; and who has been appointed to the independent panel of experts to review the research.
(33794)
44  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times since 1990 the Chemical Defence Establishment at Porton Down has supplied information about former volunteers to the War Pension Agency when those volunteers have submitted a claim to the Agency.
(33803)
45  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a list of the titles and subject matter of the unclassified Defence Council Instructions which were issued between 1st September 1997 and 30th November 1997.
(33847)
46  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department is planning to seek a full product licence from the Medicine Control Agency for its proposed nerve agent pre-treatment using a combination of physostigmine and hyoscine.
(33801)
47  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many surveys have been conducted into the contamination of and pollution from the former chemical warfare filling and storage sites at (a) Norton Disney/Swinderby in Lincolnshire and (b) RAF Risley in Bedfordshire since 1980.
(33796)
48  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the RAF Clearance of Chemical Warfare Sites Committee was established; what its remit is; what its membership is; and what the current security classification is of its papers and minutes.
(33802)
49  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many MoD sites in Wales have been disposed of (i) since 1st May and (ii) between November 1996 and May 1997; and to which bodies.
(33697)
50  
  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the NATO working papers agreed at the NATO summit in November 1997.
(33677)
51  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Weapon Engineering 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.
(33859)
52  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 29th January, Official Report, column 345, on the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, how many unclassified papers were produced in each of the two series of reports produced by the chemical technology division of the Atomic Weapons Establishment between 1968 and 1991.
(33855)
53  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the current security classifications of the newsletters produced for the staff of (a) the Specialist Procurement Services Agency of his Department (b) the Naval Bases and Supply Agency and (c) the RAF Maintenance Group; how often each newsletter is produced; and when each newsletter was first produced.
(33858)
54  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 261, on the Warhead Hydrodynamics Division, how many unclassified papers were produced in the series known as Hydrodynamics Department--Technical Reports, R Series; and of which directorate the Hydrodynamics Department is now a part.
(33856)
55  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, columns 247-8, on nuclear weapons, at which of his Department's properties the five station nuclear accident response teams are based; and when, and for what reasons, the name of the teams was changed from special safety teams.
(33854)
56  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January, Official Report, columns 32-3, on RAF Menwith Hill, how many reviews of breaches of security at RAF Menwith Hill have been carried out by the National Security Agency since 1990; and on how many occasions his Department received copies of the reports resulting from such reviews.
(33857)
57  
N  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to establish a veterans' unit within his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(32949)
58  
N  
Mr Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proposals he has to restrict low-flying exercises in areas where the local communities have consistently complained about them; and what plans he has to review the policy for deciding where such exercises are held.
(31496)
59  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33550)
60  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33666)
61  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33059)
62  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33061)
63  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33060)
64  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for what reasons applicants who make requests for information under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information are required to ask their honourable Members to submit their appeals to the Ombudsman; and if he will remove this requirement.
(33846)
65  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to remove the upper age limit for entrants to PGCE courses.
(33792)
66  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the total number of applications (a) received and (b) approved by the Further Education Funding Council restructuring fund for (i) 1993-94, (ii) 1994-95 and (iii) 1995-96 within the categories (1) teaching staff, (2) support staff and (3) management staff.
(33605)
67  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the total number of staff who left further education colleges during 1996-97 through (a) redundancy, (b) retirement and (c) premature retirement within categories (i) teaching staff, (ii) support staff and (iii) management staff.
(33606)
68  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33558)
69  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33664)
70  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what new proposals he has to discourage the use of cannabis by school children.
(31440)
71  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of each category of service for children aged under eight years which are subject to statutory social services inspection are also subject to OFSTED inspection; and what was the number of OFSTED inspections undertaken of these services during the last available year.
(33849)
72  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the impact of increasing to 50 per cent. the contribution made by partnership organisations to franchised schemes managed by further education colleges on the subject availability of those schemes and the number of places provided on them.
(33578)
73  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the impact of convergence in funding in the further education sector on the Government's plans to increase the number of students entering further education by 2002, with particular reference to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
(33582)
74  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans his Department has to re-instate a demand-led element into the funding methodology for further education.
(33580)
75  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the effect of further education courses provided under franchised arrangements with partnership organisations in drawing people into learning opportunities from low-paid, unemployed and other disadvantaged backgrounds.
(33584)
76  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what allowance he has made in the annual funding of further education colleges to accommodate the 500,000 extra students planned to enter further education by 2002.
(33576)
77  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many further education places he expects to be offered to participants in the Government's New Deal schemes following his decision to make available extra money to allow further education colleges to recruit students in the New Deal group above their targets.
(33579)
78  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the financial surplus or deficit of further education institutions in England at the end of the current academic year; and what were the figures for (a) 1995, (b) 1992 and (c) 1987.
(33583)
79  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received seeking a review of the funding methodology for further education.
(33581)
80  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the effect further education courses provided under franchised arrangements with partnership organisations will have in drawing people into learning opportunities under the New Deal and Lifetime Learning programmes.
(33585)
81  
  
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has in respect of the balance of funding between employers and the public purse in respect of further education provided through franchised arrangements with partnership organisations.
(33577)
82  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33063)
83  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33062)
84  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33064)
85  
  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the average cost of tuition fees for undergraduate students; and what is the current maximum maintenance grant available to such students.
(33799)
86  
  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many undergraduate students are in receipt of the maximum maintenance grants.
(33800)
87  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33553)
88  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33658)
89  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33067)
90  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33065)
91  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33066)
92  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will review how the migration assumptions used in the sub-national population and household projections are calculated, in respect of the emphasis laid on forecasts of future regional and sub-regional economic activity rather than past trends.
(33827)
93  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what timetable he proposes for the revision of planning guidance and the publication of the discussion papers, advice and research referred to in paragraph 93 of Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885).
(33825)
94  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends that regional planning conferences should start producing the annual reports on indicators relevant to housing provision proposed in paragraph 31 of Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885).
(33822)
95  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to publish the University of Cambridge Department of Applied Economics study on the need for social housing, referred to in paragraph 19 of Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885).
(33829)
96  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the proportion of the total number of new homes required between 1991 and 2011 which are for existing households migrating to other parts of England.
(33820)
97  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to make chairmen of county structure plan examinations in public, who have not yet finalised their reports, aware of the policy and priority changes proposed in Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885).
(33823)
98  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will define local ownership of the housing figures as referred to in paragraph 25 of Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885).
(33828)
99  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has to implement the provisions of (a) paragraph 76, in respect of low density greenfield development and (b) paragraph 86, in respect of a mix of size of housing units to reflect increasing demand by small households, of Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885).
(33821)
100  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he intends to publish detailed advice and requirements on how the sustainability appraisal of draft regional planning guidance on housing projections, proposed in paragraph 28 of Planning for the Communities of the Future (Cm 3885) will be implemented.
(33826)
101  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has for a public information campaign on the issues involved in the projections for and planning of new homes; and how much he plans to spend on this in (a) the current year and (b) subsequently.
(33824)
102  
N  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd February, Official Report, column 454, if he will make it his policy to take an equity stake in the railway industry equivalent in value to the amount of subsidy planned for the next three years.
(33497)
103  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what government grants are available to Railtrack for investment in rail freight facilities.
(33702)
104  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has held with Railtrack on the (a) sale of land and (b) retention of land for future rail freight terminals.
(33672)
105  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with Rail Property Ltd in respect of land within its ownership which could be used for future rail freight terminals.
(33696)
106  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what obligations have been imposed on Railtrack to encourage rail freight.
(33700)
107  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to relax the legal controls under the Trustee Investments Act 1961 in respect of investments by charities.
(32879)
108  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33548)
109  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33660)
110  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors underlay the decision to term St John Ambulance's Resuscitation Training Models as not being items of medical equipment.
(33603)
111  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what factors underlay the decision by Customs and Excise to withdraw relief from VAT for St John Ambulance's Resuscitation Training Models under notice 701/6 in March 1997.
(33604)
112  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33077)
113  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33078)
114  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33079)
115  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the treatment of resuscitation training models as items of medical equipment for tax purposes.
(33793)
116  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the estimated cost of tax relief on PEPs in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98 and (c) 2000-1, as calculated in the consultative document on ISAs, is attributable (i) to CGT exemption and (ii) income tax relief.
(33510)
117  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of how many employees the employers' marginal rate of contribution would be (a) higher and (b) lower than at present if the three steps increases in employers NICs were eliminated and this was financed by raising the rate of NIC to 12.2 per cent.
(33511)
118  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the elements used to calculate the RPI in each of the member countries of the EU together with their respective weightings; and if he will indicate what changes have been made in each of these lists since 1st January 1996.
(33509)
119  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will press for Greek membership of the Euro.
(33806)
120  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make the tax liability of tenants for improvement of their property applied to (a) tied cottages and (b) Church of England clergy, the same as that applied to accommodation provided on the basis of being wholly necessary for the discharge of an individual's employment.
(33805)
121  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he plans to make to the Euro-X Committee on the management of the Euro; and what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) a soft and (b) a hard Euro on sterling.
(33807)
122  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff and at what level are employed in the Treasury's Euro information unit; what funding he has sought for it from Europe; and what contacts it will maintain with (a) the finance ministries of member countries and (b) the EMI.
(33808)
123  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take at the forthcoming conference on European enlargement to improve Turkish/EU relations and to make provision for Turkey to be among the group of countries making active preparations for EU membership.
(33699)
124  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33557)
125  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect that signing the European Charter on Regional and Minority Languages would have on the prospects for the Cornish Language.
(31572)
126  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ratify the European Charter on Regional and Minority Languages.
(31575)
127  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the EU/Japan Summit announced for January took place in Tokyo; if a United Kingdom Minister attended; and if he will publish the text of any communique« issued.
(33392)
128  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made during the presidency of the EU on reaching agreement on amendments to the General System of Preferences.
(33394)
129  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made during the Presidency of the EU on agreeing the EU mandate for the negotiations with the ACP countries on a successor to the Lome« Convention.
(33393)
130  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made during the UK presidency of the EU in developing the EU common position on Cuba.
(33396)
131  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he intends to visit Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.
(33397)
132  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33659)
133  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Nigeria.
(33615)
134  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to urge the Nigerian Government to release the former Nigerian President, General Olusegun Obasanjo.
(33614)
135  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received regarding the former Nigerian head of state, General Olusegun Obasanjo.
(33613)
136  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what are the voting intentions of the Government on United Nations resolutions relating to human rights in China.
(33467)
137  
  
Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the cost of (a) the original refurbishment of Richmond House as the Department of Health headquarters and (b) refurbishing (i) Skipton House and (ii) Quarry House, Leeds, in each of the last 10 years.
(33675)
138  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd March, Official Report, column 562, concerning continence products purchased by the NHS National Supplies Trust, what evidence he evaluated to support the explanation for the overall drop in value and volume.
(33352)
139  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discourage NHS trusts from selling continence products to NHS patients.
(33354)
140  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd March, Official Report, column 563, regarding advice on continence services, what assessment he has made of the availability of the manual bowel evacuation procedure; and if training is being provided for nursing staff.
(33353)
141  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33556)
142  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33652)
143  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to investigate the link between the extent of antibiotics use for minor illnesses and childhood asthma.
(33269)
144  
  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions there are for specific training for GPs (a) before and (b) post qualification for the diagnosis and treatment of ME.
(33711)
145  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each health and local authority registration area in the most recent available year (a) the number of registration and inspection officers and other staff, including immediate managers and administrative officers directly concerned with the process, (b) the number of units to be inspected in each registration category, (c) the number of inspections carried out in each registration category, and the percentage and number of individuals not inspected in accordance with statutory requirements and (d) the number of (i) new registrations and (ii) variations to registrations in each category of provision; and if he will set out the overall national totals and average figures in each area.
(33830)
146  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made from statistical returns of health and social services registration and inspection units of the change in their workloads over the last five years.
(33850)
147  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the homicide inquiry reports set up under HSG(94)27 which are currently under way, their commissioning authorities and their proposed reporting dates.
(33848)
148  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the amount charged to an individual for a home help by each local authority in England.
(33322)
149  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with haemophilia in the United Kingdom are currently infected with hepatitis C as a result of their treatment in the NHS with contaminated blood products.
(33612)
150  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which external bodies received funds from his Department to offer services to foreign nationals in prison in England and Wales in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(33681)
151  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals received a term of imprisonment for drug importation in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(33669)
152  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals who received a prison sentence were deported on completion of their sentence, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(33680)
153  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Children's Panel and Children's Hearings system in Scotland; and what assessment he has made of the advantages of introducing elements of this system in England and Wales.
(33596)
154  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what services his Department funds in respect of foreign nationals in prisons in England and Wales; and what funding they received in the last year for which figures are available.
(33670)
155  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact of measures contained in the Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] on restorative justice initiatives being undertaken at present.
(33678)
156  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals are currently being held in jails in England and Wales by nationality.
(33679)
157  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the outstanding issues relating to the compensation payments to the men wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings have been resolved; when his officials last met representatives of the men to discuss compensation; what interim payments have been made to date to them; and what factors underlie the length of time taken to finalise the compensation.
(33597)
158  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals received a prison sentence in England and Wales in the last year for which figures are available; and how many of those receiving a prison sentence had a pre-sentence report relating to their circumstances.
(33667)
159  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33661)
160  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration service resources is devoted to (a) arriving passengers, (b) departing passengers and (c) asylum applicants.
(33874)
161  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if all passengers leaving the UK are (a) liable to departure checks by the immigration service and (b) checked.
(33871)
162  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost and value of a comprehensive system of immigration service departure checks.
(33873)
163  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the total cost in the current year of the UK Immigration Service.
(33875)
164  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers immigration officers have in performing departure checks.
(33872)
165  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33082)
166  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33080)
167  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33081)
168  
  
Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases have been completed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission to date; how many cases are (i) currently under investigation and (ii) have been referred and are still pending; what has been the average length of time taken to complete each case; and in how many cases investigated to date the person originally convicted had died prior to the Commission taking up the case.
(33598)
169  
  
Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been brought under section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 to date.
(33623)
170  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance is being given to UK-aided countries on the threat to health and immunisation records and on other problems arising from the need for computer systems to be millennium compliant; and if she will make a statement.
(33863)
171  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the World Bank on assistance to third world countries on the need for computer systems to be millennium compliant; and if she will make a statement.
(33862)
172  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the time and place of the discussions that have taken place with developing countries on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
(33819)
173  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the bodies within the responsibility of her Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33560)
174  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 2nd February, Official Report, column 471, on Zimbabwe, if she will list those meetings between her Department and (a) the World Bank and (b) the IMF since 1st October at which Zimbabwe was discussed.
(33398)
175  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list those meetings attended by her Department with other EU ministers or officials since 1st January at which Zimbabwe was discussed.
(33395)
176  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which her Department subscribes.
(33655)
177  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in her Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33100)
178  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will estimate the number of civil servants in her Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33099)
179  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in her Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33098)
180  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the number of applications he has received for official tours of the Lord Chancellor's official residence to date, and indicating from whom they were received.
(33498)
181  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33551)
182  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33092)
183  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33094)
184  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33093)
185  
  
Mr Andy King (Rugby and Kenilworth):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the Legal Aid Board's responsibilities when a franchised solicitor is responsible for delays in the proceedings of a case beyond the three-year time limit.
(33600)
186  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Office subscribes.
(33657)
187  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what consultations he has had with (a) the Women's Institutes and (b) the Mothers' Union about his plans for the Millennium Experience.
(33809)
188  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list the bodies within the responsibility of her Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33561)
189  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will estimate the number of civil servants in her Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33069)
190  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in her Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33070)
191  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in her Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33068)
192  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list, for each offer of regional selective assistance made during 1997, the percentage of the project's capital cost represented by the grant offered; and if she will indicate, for each offer, if it related to an area of full or intermediate assisted area status.
(33705)
193  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what tourism initiatives she is undertaking in respect of (a) accommodation schemes and quality standards, (b) promoting Northern Ireland, (c) trade communication, (d) market and product intelligence and research, (e) training and (f) market access and information.
(33814)
194  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the percentage of (a) domestic holiday makers and (b) overseas visitors to the United Kingdom who spend their holiday in Northern Ireland.
(33818)
195  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council were held in 1997.
(33592)
196  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on how many occasions the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council has discussed Irish-medium education; and if she will make a statement.
(33593)
197  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what consultation there was with health boards and trusts about the required post-qualification experience of applicants for the post of Chief Legal Adviser in the Central Services Agency prior to the most recent advertising of the post.
(33588)
198  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many years post-qualification experience was required when the post of Director of Legal Services and Chief Legal Adviser in the Central Services Agency was advertised in (a) 1973, (b) 1984, (c) 1987 and (d) 1995.
(33586)
199  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how long the current Chief Executive of the Central Services Agency has been in post; and how many directorates appointed during this period have been filled by (a) Roman Catholics, (b) Protestants and (c) others.
(33590)
200  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to give (a) recognition and (b) legal status to Gaeloiliuint.
(33594)
201  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the extent to which Gaeloiliuint represents all Irish-medium schools in Northern Ireland.
(33595)
202  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what salary was offered for the post of Chief Legal Adviser to the Central Services Agency when the post was advertised most recently; and how many other legal posts in the public sector in Northern Ireland offer a comparable salary with the same requirement of post-qualification experience.
(33589)
203  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the post of Chief Legal Adviser in the Central Services Agency was last advertised; and how many years post-qualification experience was then required of applicants; and what were the reasons for changes in this requirement since the previous occasion.
(33587)
204  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who is the Acting Chief Legal Adviser to the Central Services Agency; what is his salary; and how many years he has of post-qualification experience.
(33591)
205  
  
Mr David Trimble (Upper Bann):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list the financial assistance provided in each of the last three years to groups interested in the welfare of (a) prisoners and (b) victims of crime.
(33791)
206  
N  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will ensure that all documents released after a Ministerial statement are made available at Vote Office outlets throughout the parliamentary precinct at the same time as they become available in the Members' Lobby.
(33512)
207  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list the bodies within the responsibility of her Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33562)
208  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will raise the need for computer systems to be millennium compliant at the forthcoming summits of (a) the G8, (b) the EU and (c) the EU and USA; and if he will make a statement.
(33865)
209  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with President Clinton concerning the presence of United States visiting forces in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(33569)
210  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Office subscribes.
(33656)
211  
N  
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects to reply to the question from the honourable Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 16th January (reference 24478) relating to Government Ministers occupying publicly-owned accommodation.
(33347)
212  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will introduce measures to make Ministers liable for losses to the taxpayer if public assets are sold at less than their market value.
(33610)
213  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list each Government review currently taking place which affects Wales; and in each case, if it is intended to be completed before the proposed date for elections to the Welsh Assembly.
(33701)
214  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33549)
215  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33651)
216  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what briefing on the establishment of an English Grand Committee of the House was circulated to the Press before the debate on Amendment 258 to the Scotland Bill; and if he will place a copy of the briefing in the Library.
(33546)
217  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33085)
218  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33084)
219  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33083)
220  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the proportion of nursery education places financed by the voucher scheme and provided by (i) local authorities, (ii) the private sector and (iii) the voluntary sector in each education authority area in Scotland in 1997-98.
(31714)
221  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he plans to take to maintain the current proportion of nursery places provided by private and voluntary groups after the voucher system ends.
(31715)
222  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what criteria he will use to determine whether a local authority has entered into an effective partnership with the private and voluntary sectors to provide nursery places for financial year 1998-99.
(31716)
223  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what resources are to be made available to local education authorities in 1998-99 to provide nursery education after the current voucher scheme ends.
(31717)
224  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what will be the criteria for allocating central grant for nursery education in fiscal year 1998-99.
(31718)
225  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list, for each offer of regional selective assistance made during 1997, the percentage of the project's capital cost represented by the grant offered; and if he will indicate, for each offer, if it related to an area of full or intermediate assisted area status.
(33704)
226  
  
Mr John Maxton (Glasgow, Cathcart):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Scottish Office civil servants were sent on (a) permanent and (b) temporary Brussels placements in each year from 1973 to 1997.
(33708)
227  
  
Mr John Maxton (Glasgow, Cathcart):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the dates of each meetings of the European Council of Ministers since 1973 which was attended by himself or junior Scottish Office ministers, specifying the policy areas under consideration in each case.
(33709)
228  
  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when work on the construction of the Creagan Bridge will begin; and what is the forecast date for its completion.
(33682)
229  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what conditions he has placed on the Highland and Island Enterprise's expenditure on the proposed funicular railway on Cairngorm.
(33608)
230  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the number of summer visitors to the proposed funicular railway on Cairngorm; and if he will make a statement on the basis for this prediction.
(33609)
231  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the economic evaluation he conducted prior to his decision to agree to Highlands and Island Enterprise's expenditure on the proposed funicular railway on Cairngorm.
(33602)
232  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what conditions the planning agreement for the proposed funicular railway on Cairngorm place on Highlands and Island Enterprise; and how expenditure to be incurred in fulfilling these conditions is to be approved.
(33601)
233  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if his economic evaluation prior to his decision to agree to Highland and Islands Enterprise's expenditure on he proposed funicular railway on Cairngorm included estimates of the likely impact on the (a) summer and (b) winter business of other Scottish ski centres.
(33676)
234  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what aspects of the original scheme for a funicular railway on Cairngorm have been dropped under recent proposals to reduce the projected cost; and what estimate has been made of the impact of these changes on the projected number of summer visitors.
(33671)
235  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the estimated increase in turnover of the Cairngorm ski area following the introduction of the proposed funicular railway; how many new full-time equivalent jobs are predicted to be created; and what the average rate of pay is likely to be for those jobs.
(33607)
236  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the percentage of (a) domestic holiday makers and (b) overseas visitors to the United Kingdom who spend their holiday in Scotland.
(33817)
237  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what tourism initiatives he is undertaking in respect of (a) accommodation schemes and quality standards, (b) promoting Scotland, (c) trade communication, (d) market and product intelligence and research, (e) training and (f) market access and information.
(33813)
238  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what guidance has been issued in relation to Benefit Agency involvement in police road blocks; and if she will make a statement.
(33599)
239  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many of the 98 lone parents who gained employment through the New Deal between 1st and 31st January are now in receipt of income support and have no earnings.
(33351)
240  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many of the 431 lone parents who gained employment through the New Deal between 23rd October and 30th November 1997 are now in receipt of income support and have no earnings.
(33349)
241  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many of the 151 lone parents who gained employment through the New Deal between 1st and 31st December 1997 are now in receipt of income support and have no earnings.
(33350)
242  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd March, Official Report, column 610, relating to disability living allowance claimants, if she will supply the equivalent information for claimants who have had their DLA reduced as set out in the letter from Peter Mathison dated 18th February (Ref.31888).
(33348)
243  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 3rd March, Official Report, columns 609-10, concerning the adequacy of publicity for the right of disability living allowance claimants to request copies of previous DLA forms, if she will require (a) BIP questionnaires and (b) letters notifying DLA claimants of a BIP interview to include a clear statement about the right to see previous claim forms.
(33355)
244  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list the bodies within the responsibility of her Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33563)
245  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to alter the minimum funding requirement on pension schemes so as to take into account the lower forecast net dividend yield.
(32975)
246  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which her Department subscribes.
(33665)
247  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 26th February, Official Report, column 345, on Treasury grant to the National Insurance Fund, for what reason the full amounts of the Treasury grants will not be needed in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99.
(33268)
248  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what were the total sums (a) allocated and (b) spent on the Treasury Supplement and the Treasury Grant in each of the past 20 years.
(33267)
249  
  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment she has made of the knowledge and experience of ME of doctors employed for the purpose of assessing potential claimants at appeal tribunals; and if she will make a statement.
(33712)
250  
  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of people with ME applying for disability living allowance have been successful as (a) first time claimants and (b) reassessed claimants in the last (i) year and (ii) two years.
(33710)
251  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what progress has been made in the inter-departmental review on housing benefit for those in supported housing.
(33853)
252  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list the total number of claimants of housing benefit in supported housing in each year from 1992 to 1997.
(33852)
253  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the average cost of the care and support element of staff costs claimed from housing benefit for those in supported housing in each of the last three years.
(33851)
254  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in her Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33073)
255  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will estimate the number of civil servants in her Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33072)
256  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in her Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33071)
257  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, in what year each of the war pensions for former service personnel who participated in the nuclear tests programmes in Australia and the South Pacific and developed multiple myeloma were awarded.
(33876)
258  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when she expects to reply to the letter of 16th December 1997, from the Right honourable Member for North West Cambridgeshire on behalf of Mr Moore.
(33356)
259  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, on what date the Benefits Integrity Project came into operation.
(33500)
260  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to the oral statement of the Parliamentry Under-Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Southampton, Itchen, of 4th March, Official Report, column 686, what changes have been made to the design of the Benefits Integrity Project since 1st May.
(33501)
261  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to consult disability organisations before identifying specific proposals for disability benefits as part of her Department's comprehensive spending review.
(33499)
262  
N  
Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what factors underlay the policy of privatisation of medical testing for sickness and disability benefits; what financial benefit to Her Majesty's Government has resulted; and if she will make a statement.
(32948)
263  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to hold, during the British presidency bilateral meetings with EU member and applicant states to discuss the need for computer systems to be millennium compliant; and if she will make a statement.
(33864)
264  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what action the OECD has taken to promulgate the need for computer systems to be millennium compliant.
(33861)
265  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps the World Bank is taking to ensure that the computer systems with which it is engaged are millennium compliant.
(33860)
266  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, by what criteria the comprehensive spending review will identify the resource requirements of the foresight programme.
(33622)
267  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the bodies within the responsibility of her Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33564)
268  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which her Department subscribes.
(33662)
269  
  
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will publish the report of her Department's firework injury survey for 1997; and if she will make a statement.
(33695)
270  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in her Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33076)
271  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in her Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33074)
272  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will estimate the number of civil servants in her Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33075)
273  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list, for each offer of regional selective assistance made in England during 1997, the percentage of the project's capital cost represented by the grant offered; and if she will group them by region and indicate, for each offer, if it related to an area of full or intermediate assisted area status.
(33707)
274  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what progress has been made in giving the Post Office greater commercial freedom.
(33674)
275  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the change in costs for companies in Wales as a result of changes in taxation since 1st May 1997.
(33625)
276  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the value of export orders for goods and services lost by companies in Wales because of changes in exchange and interest rates since 1st May 1997 (a) in the current financial year and (b) in each of the next two financial years.
(33619)
277  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the number of jobs lost by companies in Wales because of the changes in exchange and interest rates since 1st May 1997 (a) in the current financial year and (b) in each of the next two financial years.
(33620)
278  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the impact of the additional taxation on pension schemes on companies in Wales.
(33621)
279  
  
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will provide additional assistance to companies in Wales to relieve the effects of (a) changes in the exchange rate since 1st May 1997 and (b) changes to the ACT rules in July 1997.
(33618)
280  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the bodies within the responsibility of his Department currently required by legislation to lay a report before Parliament.
(33559)
281  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received on a sustainable development duty from the Welsh Development Agency.
(33391)
282  
N  
Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to produce a new sustainable develostrategy for Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(33390)
283  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list those European Commission (a) newsletters, (b) magazines and (c) occasional publications to which his Department subscribes.
(33654)
284  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate for each of the last five years, the number and percentage of new civil servants in his Department who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, broken down into the number of entrants joining the Department from (a) the regular Civil Service entrance procedure, (b) the fast stream and (c) the private sector.
(33088)
285  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the number of civil servants in his Department, at each grade, who received their schooling in the independent school sector.
(33087)
286  
N  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the number and percentage of civil servants in his Department, at each grade including and above higher executive officer who (a) attended university and (b) attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.
(33086)
287  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list, for each offer of regional selective assistance made during 1997, the percentage of the project's capital cost represented by the grant offered; and if he will indicate, for each offer, if it related to an area of full or intermediate assisted area status.
(33706)
288  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what tourism initiatives he is undertaking in respect of (a) accommodation schemes and quality standards, (b) promoting Wales, (c) trade communication, (d) market and product intelligence and research, (e) training and (f) market access and information.
(33812)
289  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the percentage of (a) domestic holiday makers and (b) overseas visitors to the United Kingdom who spend their holiday in Wales.
(33816)
290  
N  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide finance to keep open the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment Museum in Rotherham.
[Question Unstarred] (31436)
291  
N  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy to timetable 12 months in advance parliamentary recesses.
[Question Unstarred] (31444)
292  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to protect Welsh farmers from further falls in their income.
[Transferred] (33713)
293  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many 18 and 19 year olds left school in Wales with no qualifications in each year since 1992.
[Transferred] (33703)
294  
  
Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions in respect of offences of speeding on the motorway network have been secured in each of the last four years.
[Transferred] (33624)
295  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to oppose the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species proposals on the ivory trade.
[Transferred] (33617)
296  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent representations he has received regarding the resumption of the ivory trade.
[Transferred] (33616)
297  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many asylum seekers have been transferred from London authorities to Wales in the last 12 months; and if he will ensure that Welsh local authorities are not required to contribute to their support.
[Transferred] (33698)
298  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for a national concessionary public transport fare scheme for the elderly and disabled; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (33866)


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