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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 2 April 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 2 April 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 Thursday 2 April, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Friday 3 April, 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 2nd APRIL
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate (a) the proportion of fishing fleet cutbacks required for United Kingdom receipt of EU restructuring funds for the industry which could be achieved through national repurchase of quota hopping vessels and licences and (b) the estimated cost of such repurchases.
(37565)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what EU fisheries restructuring and modernisation funds will be available to the United Kingdom once agreed United Kingdom fleet reductions have been achieved.
(37566)
3  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress is being made within the EU upon the regulation of genetically modified organisms, including plans for segregation and labelling.
(37674)
4  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will implement the recommendation made by the Farm Animal Welfare Council in 1992 on the treatment of broiler chickens with physical conditions which limit their ability to reach food or water; and if he will make a statement.
(37778)
5  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will implement the recommendations made by the Farm Animal Welfare Council in 1992 for a legislative requirement for a twice-daily inspection of flocks of broiler chickens; and if he will make a statement.
(37779)
6  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will request the European Commission to instruct its Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare to prepare a report on the welfare of intensively-kept broiler chickens; and if he will make a statement.
(37773)
7  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will implement the recommendation made by the Farm Animal Welfare Council in 1992 that stocking densities for broiler chickens should be controlled by regulations; and if he will make a statement.
(37774)
8  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to ensure that broiler breeders are given sufficient food; and if he will make a statement.
(37777)
9  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to encourage a reduction in the incidence of leg problems in broiler chickens; and if he will make a statement.
(37775)
10  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to bring to an end the use of catching practices which cause injuries and stress to broiler chickens; and if he will make a statement.
(37776)
11  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will publish his response to the EC questionnaire on the future of the Common Fisheries Policy.
(37787)
12  
N  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the outstanding Written Questions tabled by the Right honourable Member for Fylde; and when replies will be given.
(37172)
13  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many hectares of (a) early potatoes and (b) maincrop potatoes were grown in the UK in (i) 1997, (ii) 1987 and (iii) 1977; what was the average yield for each type in each year; and how many tonnes of each were (1) imported and (2) exported in each year.
(37301)
14  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the average annual per capita consumption of (a) whole potatoes, (b) chips, (c) other processed potatoes and (d) crisps, for (i) 1997, (ii) 1987 and (iii) 1977.
(37302)
15  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the latest figures for (a) the number of cattle slaughtered under the over 30-months-scheme, (b) the amount of brown granular dust produced by the rendering of those cattle, (c) the number of carcasses incinerated without rendering and (d) the amount of meat and bone meal awaiting incineration at the latest available date.
(37571)
16  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask Mr Attorney General, when the Glidewell Report on the Crown Prosecution Service is to be published; what is the cost to the CPS of the retention of Crown Communications to represent that service; and if he will make a statement.
(37710)
17  
  
Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March, Official Report, column 368, on the Advisory Group on Listed Events, what is the cost of the group to public funds; how many witnesses have been called by the group, and if he will list them; and which member of the group was an expert on Rugby League Football.
(37846)
18  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter to the honourable Member for Linlithgow, what action he is taking to assess the work of Ron Davies of Rydon House acute psychiatric unit in Taunton, on the effects on mental health of exposure to pesticides.
(36811)
19  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 13th March, Official Report, column 427, what alterations to the regulations for submission of complaints by ex-service personnel were introduced in October 1997; under what statute; and for what reasons.
(37396)
20  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the current shortfall in established information technology staff, consultant and contractor support posts within his Department; and if he will list the posts by grade indicating for each post how long it has been vacant and when it is expected to be filled.
(37483)
21  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which projects, not related to the year 2000 compliance problem, are being (a) restricted and (b) terminated in order to free information technology resources.
(37482)
22  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving or former members of the Ulster Defence Regiment and Royal Irish Regiment officers in each year since their formation have been (a) arrested, (b) charged or (c) convicted of criminal offences.
(37815)
23  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officers and soldiers were attached to the Force Research Unit.
(37814)
24  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the annual cost of (a) the Force Research Unit and (b) its replacement in each year of their operation.
(37813)
25  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the cost to the Exchequer in each year of his Department's financial arrangements with Mr Brian Nelson.
(37816)
26  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantities of radioactively-contaminated land there are on sites and bases owned or operated by his Department (a) in the UK and (b) abroad; if he will list the sites; what is being done to restore the land; and what is his estimate of the cost.
(37837)
27  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish in the Official Report the figures contained in his letter of 20th March to the honourable Member for Totnes, relating to live firing on Dartmoor ranges.
(37065)
28  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools have been designated as failing schools in the last (a) four and (b) five years, in each LEA area.
(37680)
29  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on his plans to enable long-term unemployed adults over the age of 25 years to benefit from the New Deal.
(37139)
30  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the local authorities involved in the pilot projects to base the financing of school sixth forms on the Further Education Funding Council funding methodology; and if he will make a statement on the way in which the project will proceed.
(37140)
31  
N  
Mr Stephen Dorrell (Charnwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the impact on the number of personnel his Department employs of the measures contained in the School Standards and Frameworks Bill.
(37063)
32  
N  
Mr Stephen Dorrell (Charnwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many Learning Cards have been printed; and what was the cost to public funds of printing and distributing them.
(37064)
33  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, which projects, not related to the year 2000 compliance problem, are being (a) restricted and (b) terminated in order to free information technology resources.
(37480)
34  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the current shortfall in established information technology staff, consultant and contractor support posts within his Department; and if he will list the posts by grade indicating for each post how long it has been vacant and when it is expected to be filled.
(37481)
35  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what are his plans for funding the activities of job clubs over the next three fiscal years; and how these have been affected by the New Deal programme.
(37470)
36  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) local authority collection schemes, (b) collection banks and (c) sorting and baling facilities are available in England and Wales for the recycling of plastic bottles; and how many properties have household or kerbside collection of plastic bottles.
(37729)
37  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many collection sites there are in England and Wales for the recycling of plastic vending cups.
(37730)
38  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many banks there are in England and Wales for the collection of (a) glass bottles and (b) paper.
(37728)
39  
  
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what performance targets he proposes to set for the Planning Inspectorate Agency for the financial year 1998-99.
(37604)
40  
  
Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the Government will publish policy guidance on policy appraisal and the environment.
(37719)
41  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations (a) his Department and (b) the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority have received from the Kent Fire Service regarding proposals to replace fire crews from Kent by crews from Eurotunnel at the Channel Tunnel.
(37709)
42  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if (a) his Department and (b) the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority have been consulted by Eurotunnel regarding its proposal to replace fire crews from the Kent Fire Brigade with Eurotunnel fire crews at the Channel Tunnel; and if he will make a statement.
(37707)
43  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library copies of the correspondence between Eurotunnel and the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority relating to the replacement of Kent Fire Brigade crews by Eurotunnel fire crews at the Channel Tunnel.
(37708)
44  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will ensure that the renegotiation of the Channel Tunnel rail link to London includes a requirement for a continuous fast and direct through-link to Stratford, St. Pancras and the West Coast main line for both passengers and freight, and that the complete link is built as one project.
(37678)
45  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the current shortfall in established information technology staff, consultant and contractor support posts within his Department; and if he will list the posts by grade indicating for each post how long it has been vacant and when it is expected to be filled.
(37485)
46  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which projects, not related to the year 2000 compliance problem, are being (a) restricted and (b) terminated in order to free information technology resources.
(37484)
47  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what health consequences, expressed in terms of numbers of mesotheliomas or lung cancers in smokers and non-smokers per million persons exposed, are assumed to result from environmental exposure to chrysolite asbestos at airborne fibre concentrations of (i) 0.01, (ii) 0.001 and (iii) 0.0001 fibres/millilitre for 140 hours per week for (a) 10, (b) 20 and (c) 40 years; and if he will make a statement.
(36745)
48  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what health consequences, expressed in terms of numbers of mesotheliomas or lung cancers in smokers and non-smokers per million persons exposed, are assumed to result from occupational exposure to chrysolite asbestos at airborne fibre concentrations of (i) 0.6, (ii) 0.5 and (iii) 0.3 fibres/millilitre for 40 hours per working week for 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
(36744)
49  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what account the decision not to implement a total ban on the importation and use, or re-use, of chrysolite asbestos took of the relative risks to health associated with chrysolite asbestos and possible substitutes; and if he will make a statement.
(36746)
50  
  
Dr Lewis Moonie (Kirkcaldy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many local authority section 19B notices he has lifted since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement on the lifting of such notices.
(37780)
51  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the Eurostar traffic forecasts submitted to him by those organisations bidding to (a) construct the Channel Tunnel rail link and (b) run the Eurostar franchise.
(37781)
52  
  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the Special Waste Regulations 1996.
(37720)
53  
N  
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the members of the Countryside Commission, indicating the date and terms of their appointment.
(37295)
54  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much public money was spent per head of population in each county on (a) public transport and (b) road repairs in (i) 1996 and (ii) 1997.
(37785)
55  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to ensure that railway station platforms are made accessible to wheelchair bound passengers.
(37786)
56  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, from what sources metals for the single currency coinage will be acquired; and what environmental impact assessment has been undertaken in respect of that acquisition.
(37789)
57  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the long-term effect of Economic and Monetary Union on the fiscal independence of Government policy for acceding states.
(37567)
58  
  
Mrs Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received regarding the persecution of Christians in (a) Egypt, (b) China and (c) Pakistan.
(37676)
59  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a list of the working committees operating in the European Commission indicating (a) their terms of reference, (b) the United Kingdom representation on them and (c) to which directorate-general each is responsible.
(37569)
60  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many proposals for legislation originated from working committees in the European Commission in 1997.
(37568)
61  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money is available from European Union budget lines for information projects on the European Union in applicant countries; and if he will deposit in the Library a list of those projects in operation.
(37559)
62  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each working group of the European Commission.
(37771)
63  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the (i) role and (ii) current budget of a European commissioner's cabinet; what guidelines exist as to its composition and function; and if he will list the special advisers currently working in the Commission.
(37770)
64  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those occasions when he has discussed the ethical foreign policy of Her Majesty's Government with (i) the European Commission and (ii) his counterparts in other EU countries.
(37831)
65  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to urge the EU to increase trade with Southern African countries, particularly with regard to farm products.
(37563)
66  
  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to ask the EU to reduce import taxes on goods from Southern Africa.
(37564)
67  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional guidance has been provided to entry clearance officers following the abolition of the primary purpose rule.
(37727)
68  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of Bhutan, Nepal and India with regard to Bhutanese refugees.
(37713)
69  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Diplomatic Service Procedures (Guidance to Entry Clearance Officers) were last updated and re-issued.
(37726)
70  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to publish the Diplomatic Service Procedures (Guidance to Entry Clearance Officers).
(37725)
71  
  
Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the recent signing by Bahrain of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
(37716)
72  
  
Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will report on the outcome of the General Affairs Council held on 30th and 31st March in Brussels.
(37717)
73  
  
Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for April and list the major European Union events for the next six months.
(37718)
74  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on which dates during March United Kingdom fishing vessels were stopped in British waters and searched by Irish patrol boats; and what representations he has made to the Irish government about this matter.
(37558)
75  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many administrators in the National Health Service have had their contracts terminated since May 1997; what resources have been released by those terminations; and if he will make a statement.
(37220)
76  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd March, Official Report, columns 46-9, on readmission rates, when the figures for the final quarter of 1997-98 will be available.
(37349)
77  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral Answer of 2nd March, Official Report, column 690, how many of the 170 places in local authority secure accommodation proposed by the previous administration are now in use; and on what date those places not now in use are expected to be in use.
(37550)
78  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and which NHS organisations failed to present their plans and budgets for year 2000 computer compliance by 5.00 p.m. on 31st March.
(37488)
79  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the current shortfall in established information technology staff, consultant and contractor support posts within his Department; and if he will list the posts by grade indicating for each post how long it has been vacant and when it is expected to be filled.
(37509)
80  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which projects, not related to the year 2000 compliance problem, are being (a) restricted and (b) terminated in order to free information technology resources.
(37479)
81  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funds the Government is currently spending on medical research for the management, treatment and cure of mesothelioma; and if he will make a statement.
(36742)
82  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the annual cost of treating those suffering from (a) mesotheliomas, (b) lung cancer and (c) asbestosis-related illnesses in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(36743)
83  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimte he has made of expenditure on road fuel in the NHS for (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99.
(37840)
84  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of expediture on heating fuel in the NHS for (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99.
(37839)
85  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if NHS trust boards have to endorse proposals to merge NHS trusts; and what powers they have to block these proposals.
(37400)
86  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the maximum amount of time vacancies for NHS trust boards can remain unfilled.
(37401)
87  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has given to hospital trusts on their obligation to inform honourable Members of the (a) amalgamation and (b) closer integration on NHS trusts.
(37397)
88  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what are the procedures for the reappointment of NHS trust board members when mergers between trusts occur.
(37398)
89  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the vacancies on Preston NHS Trust will be filled.
(37402)
90  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers he has to ensure that all geographical regions in an area are represented on NHS trust boards.
(37399)
91  
  
Mr Robert Jackson (Wantage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the community hospitals which are currently the subject of a consultation process with a view to their closure.
(37849)
92  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students undertaking training in obstetrics and gynaecology have refused to be involved in abortion procedures on grounds of conscience in each year since 1990.
(37800)
93  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners have refused to be involved in referrals for abortion on grounds of conscience in each year since 1990.
(37801)
94  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what actions general practitioners with a conscientious objection must take to fulfil their duty of care when a patient requests referral for abortion.
(37802)
95  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology have refused to take part in abortion procedures on grounds of conscience in each year since 1990.
(37799)
96  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to amend guidance under the Children Act 1989 on care plans and reviews applied to children placed in respite care services, with particular reference to disabled children; and what recent research on such issues his Department has evaluated.
(37673)
97  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors underlie the higher standardised detection ratio for the first round of breast screening relative to subsequent rounds.
(37832)
98  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the proposed National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness will assess the effectiveness of existing drugs where there is controversy over clinical effectiveness.
(37469)
99  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect which charging for the contraceptive pill would have on the level of unwanted pregnancies in Britain.
(37833)
100  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of seizures of amphetamines involved amounts of (a) 200 mg or under, (b) 200 to 500 mg, (c) 500 mg to 1 gram, (d) 1 to 5 grams, (e) 5 to 10 grams, (f) 10 to 50 grams, (g) 50 to 300 grams, (h) 300 grams to 1 kg, (i) 1 kg to 10 kg, and (j) 10 kg and over, in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what was the total quantity seized in each category.
(36519)
101  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of seizures of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine involved amounts of (a) 50 mg or under, (b) 50 to 100 mg, (c) 100 mg to 200 mg, (d) 200 to 500 mg, (e) 500 mg to 1 gram, (f) 1 to 5 grams, (g) 5 to 10 grams, (h) 10 to 50 grams, (i) 50 to 300 grams, (j) 300 grams to 1 kg, (k) 1 kg to 10 kg, and (l) 10 kg and over, in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what was the total quantity seized in each category.
(36520)
102  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of seizures of cannabis involved amounts of (a) 1 gram or under, (b) 1 to 5 grams, (c) 5 to 10 grams, (d) 10 to 50 grams, (e) 50 to 300 grams, (f) 300 grams to 1 kg, (g) 1 kg to 10 kg, (h) 10 kg to 100 kg, (i) 100 kg to 1 tonne, and (j) over 1 tonne, in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what was the total quantity seized in each category.
(36521)
103  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his Department's policy towards the publication in the press of disclosures by former MI5 officers.
(37669)
104  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral Answer of 30th March, Official Report, columns 885-6, if he raised the question of the FIFA World Cup knife at the seminar in Blackburn earlier this year, on policing the World Cup.
(37350)
105  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions for offences related to domestic violence were undertaken in the last year for which figures are available.
(37830)
106  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many third world nationals have come to the United Kingdom from EU nations seeking admission or asylum over the past two years; how many such persons have been admitted to the United Kingdom; and what arrangements have been made for those not accepted.
(37353)
107  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will specify the section of the Dublin Convention which prevents Her Majesty's Government from returning to EU nations illegal immigrants who have come to the United Kingdom from such countries; and if he will make a statement.
(37352)
108  
  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 489, what is the composition of the Afghan Donors Group.
(37711)
109  
  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral Answer of 25th March, Official Report, column 489, what are the date and agenda for the next meeting of the Afghan Donors Group.
(37712)
110  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has in respect of future levels of aid via the Bhutanese Refugee Assistance Program.
(37715)
111  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Government of Bhutan, in relation to aid to Bhutan, concerning the human rights of Bhutanese citizens, with particular reference to those in refugee camps in Nepal.
(37714)
112  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what assessment he has made of the cause of the recent occurrence of skin complaints amongst workers on the Millennium Dome site.
(37389)
113  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if he will list the recorded complaints from workers on the Millennium Dome site in respect of adverse health reactions.
(37388)
114  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what recent assessments he has made of the health dangers to those working on site at the Millennium Dome.
(37390)
115  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take measures to reinstate those sections of the peace line in north and west Belfast which have been taken down in recent months; and if she will make a statement.
(37784)
116  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of the Housing Executive's capital programme each year since 1987-88 has been spent on accommodation in (a) Catholic/nationalist and (b) Protestant/unionist areas.
(37783)
117  
  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Housing Executive dwellings in Belfast are currently unoccupied by tenants to whom the Housing Executive has let these properties; and if she will make a statement.
(37782)
118  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will publish the terms of reference given to Mr John Stevens prior to and during his inquiries.
(37738)
119  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take steps to ensure that public interest immunity is not used to prevent evidence of collusion being introduced in proceedings taking place in (a) criminal courts, (b) coroners' courts and (c) public or judicial inquiries.
(37811)
120  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will publish the full findings of the second Stevens Inquiry.
(37734)
121  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will seek the advice of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Legal, Summary and Arbitrary Executions on the conduct of an investigation into allegations of collusion between members of the security forces and paramilitary groups.
(37740)
122  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 724, on Sinn Fein, if she will place a copy of the RUC Code Regulation in the Library.
(37812)
123  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many names were contained in files in the possession of Mr Brian Nelson at the time of his arrest.
(37741)
124  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many RUC investigations have been conducted into the loss or theft of documents and security files since 1982; how many officers and soldiers were charged with (i) disciplinary offences and (ii) criminal offences arising from such investigations; and how many were subsequently disciplined or punished.
(37810)
125  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date each of the recommendations of the Stevens Inquiry was implemented.
(37736)
126  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many incidents involving violent behaviour or assaults have been reported in each of the past four years in HMP Maze; how many complaints have been registered of assaults on prison officers; how many disciplinary charges have been initiated as a result; of these, how many charges led to further punishments; how many complaints have been registered as assaults on inmates; how many disciplinary charges were initiated as a result; and of these how many charges led to disciplinary action.
(37679)
127  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what were the perceived sources by country of origin and method of procurement of weapons thought to have been used by Republican and Loyalist paramilitaries in each fatal and non-fatal shooting incident forensically investigated by the security forces since 1982.
(37808)
128  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what was the average RUC call out and response time over the past four years for each category of reported incident.
(37807)
129  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will estimate the number of existing prisoners convicted of scheduled offences remaining in prison in each year until the last is released, assuming no new convictions, under (a) the current, (b) a 66 per cent. and (c) a 75 per cent. rate of remission.
(37829)
130  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many members of the Ulster Defence Regiment the RUC was asked to arrest by Mr John Stevens and how many were (a) arrested, (b) questioned and (c) charged.
(37739)
131  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will publish (a) the findings of the investigation of the fire at the Seapark RUC facility at Carrickfergus in January 1990 and (b) the assessment made by Mr John Stevens of that investigation.
(37806)
132  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will commission independent research to assess the numbers of individuals who have become vulnerable following the loss, theft or misuse of information, personal files or documents originating from the security services.
(37735)
133  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will set out the rules governing disclosure of information derived from the ballistic history of seized weapons.
(37809)
134  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will ask the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland to re-examine evidence presented by Mr John Stevens in his January 1995 report.
(37737)
135  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many officers involved in the handling of Mr Brian Nelson were interviewed under caution subsequent to his arrest; and how many were subsequently (i) charged, (ii) promoted and (iii) given meritorious service awards.
(37804)
136  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her Answer of 23rd March, Official Report, column 27, if she will define the involvement of Mediation Network in matters pertaining to policing in Northern Ireland; and if she will publish the names, qualifications and affiliations, including the current and former political allegiances, of those who constitute the Board of that organisation.
(37821)
137  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she plans to sanction her Department's Director of Information's proposals relating to a possible referendum campaign, with particular reference to the involvement of the Archbishop of Armagh; if she will place a copy of the proposals in the Library; and if she will make a statement.
(37820)
138  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons police recommendations to charge a number of Republicans for obstructing an Orange Order annual church parade at Mountfield in County Tyrone were rejected by the Director of Public Prosecutions; how many recommendations had been made; and if she will make a statement.
(37819)
139  
  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her Answer of 23rd March, Official Report, column 27, what evaluation she made, prior to granting funding to Mediation Network, of evidence that one of its advisers is a member of a United States religious sect.
(37822)
140  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the extent of the developments at the Ballyreagh, Bowtown and Movilla Road districts in Newtownards (a) which have received planning permission and (b) for which planning applications are presently under consideration; and what proposals there are to improve the existing road infrastructure in this part of Newtownards.
(37557)
141  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March, Official Report, column 378, for what reasons it is not his policy to specify who initiated the telephone conversation between him and the Italian Premier, Mr Prodi.
(37471)
142  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if Ministers are required to clear statements to the media, including the timing of such statements, through the office of his Press Secretary before their issue.
(37395)
143  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he approved the memoranda from his Press Secretary to the Secretary of State for Social Security and the Minister of State for Social Security and Welfare Reform of (i) 1st January admonishing those Ministers for their actions in relation to the media and (ii) 26th February requiring an explanation of why their interviews had not been cleared through his office.
(37393)
144  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March, Official Report, column 378, if he will provide such information relating to hospitality to newspaper proprietors as can be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.
(37472)
145  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those newspaper (a) proprietors and (b) editors who have received official hospitality at 10 Downing Street.
(37473)
146  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, if it is his policy to permit Ministers to supply Labour honourable Members with suggested oral questions.
(37403)
147  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what powers he has given to his Press Secretary to control the responses by Ministers to enquiries from the media; and if he will make a statement.
(37394)
148  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those occasions when he has discussed the ethical foreign policy of Her Majesty's Government with (i) the European Commission and (ii) his counterparts in other EU countries.
(37769)
149  
  
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd February, Official Report, column 581, on ministerial visits, if he will list the references to travel arrangements for (a) partners and (b) officials accompanying Ministers in (i) the Questions of Procedures for Ministers (May 1992) and (ii) the Ministerial Code (July 1997).
(37817)
150  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his speech to the Midland Bank Conference on the Millennium, if he will list the members of the central team located in the Cabinet to work on the year 2000 problem; when this team will first meet; and what is its remit.
(37474)
151  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his speech to the Midland Bank Conference on the Millennium, how many times and on what dates the Cabinet Sub-committee Misc 4 has met.
(37478)
152  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the foreign heads of state and heads of government whom he has met since 1st May 1997, and the city in which each meeting took place.
(37572)
153  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he or his Ministers authorised a written briefing for the Press on the subject of the debates on the Scotland Bill in Committee on 30th March that was issued prior to those debates; and if he will place a copy of the briefing in the Library.
(37505)
154  
  
Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, in respect of how many of those refusing to pay tolls on the Skye Bridge a decision was taken not to prosecute.
(37562)
155  
  
Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what has been the cost to public funds arising from the legal action taken against those refusing to pay tolls on the Skye Bridge.
(37560)
156  
  
Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people were (a) prosecuted, (b) fined and (c) imprisoned for refusing to pay tolls on the new Skye Bridge.
(37561)
157  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects to publish his conclusion on mechanisms to maintain the present fishing arrangements on the Solway Firth; and what plans he has to introduce legislation on this matter.
(37603)
158  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she is required to clear statements to the media, including the timing of such statements, through the office of the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister before their issue.
(37392)
159  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list the current shortfall in established information technology staff, consultant and contractor support posts within her Department; and if she will list the posts by grade indicating for each post how long it has been vacant and when it is expected to be filled.
(37487)
160  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, which projects, not related to the year 2000 compliance problem, are being (a) restricted and (b) terminated in order to free information technology resources.
(37486)
161  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what was the total value of benefits, allowances and other payments made to those suffering from asbestosis-related diseases in each of the past three years; and if she will make a statement.
(36741)
162  
  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioner couples erroneously received two cold weather payments; and how many have repaid the extra amount.
(37838)
163  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will provide (a) a breakdown of the number of housing benefits claimants, split into rent rebate and rent allowance categories, with the total amounts paid under each heading, (b) the numbers and amounts of housing benefit backdated payments under Regulation 72 (15), and the amount paid as a percentage of each local authority's housing benefit expenditure and (c) the numbers and amounts of discretionary payments under Regulation 69 (8) and the percentage they form of each local authority's total housing benefit expenditure, in the most recent available year.
(37823)
164  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps the Government has taken to consult local authorities on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment; and if she will publish the representations received.
(37391)
165  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if, under the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, initiatives in one local authority area will be considered discriminatory against investors in that area if similar initiatives are not in place elsewhere.
(37351)
166  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the payments which have been made to foreign motor car companies to encourage inward investment in the last five years, the size and timing of such payments and the regions which have benefited.
(37570)
167  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations she has received relating to the role of the BSI.
(37477)
168  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when (a) she and (b) her Ministers last met representatives of (i) the BSI and (ii) the standards certification industry apart from BSI.
(37476)
169  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will undertake a full review of the functions and activities of the BSI.
(37475)
170  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she estimates the regulators for gas, water, telecommunications and electricity will confirm that their utilities will be millennium compliant; and if she will make a statement.
(37489)
171  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what was the total annual tonnage of chrysolite asbestos fibres incorporated into products sold by United Kingdom companies in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement.
(36739)
172  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, which United Kingdom owned companies are engaged (a) in the mining of amphibole asbestos fibres and (b) in the manufacture of products containing such asbestos fibres; and if she will make a statement.
(36740)
173  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, from which countries chrysolite asbestos fibres imported into the United Kingdom originate and what was the total annual tonnage of chrysolite asbestos fibres imported into the United Kingdom from each country in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement.
(36747)
174  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what specific products containing chrysolite asbestos are (a) imported into the United Kingdom and (b) manufactured in the United Kingdom; what is the annual tonnage of asbestos incorporated in such products; and if she will make a statement.
(36748)
175  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when BNFL plans to return to Japan the (a) low, (b) intermediate and (c) high level radioactive waste arising from the reprocessing of contracted spent fuel; how many shipments per year are required to return to Japan each category of radioactive waste from reprocessing; what quantities of reprocessed plutonium are planned to be returned to Japan each year; and over what period this return transport is planned to take place.
(37848)
176  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what quantities of spent fuel have been delivered under contract to Sellafield from Japanese utilities to date; what further quantities of irradiated fuel are due to be delivered to British Nuclear Fuels under the same contracts; and what measures concerning (a) physical safety and (b) emergency preparations cover such shipments.
(37847)
177  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what regulations cover clean-up and decontamination operations involving the removal by high-pressure water hoses of radioactively-contaminated bird droppings from buildings not located on licensed nuclear facilities.
(37836)
178  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the work of the Low Pay Commission.
(36007)
179  
  
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what preparations her Department is making to meet the requirements of the proposed EU directive on end-of-life procedures for electrical and electronic goods.
(37732)
180  
  
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the environmental efficacy of a deposit system on new electrical white goods, returnable upon responsible disposal at the end of their useful lives.
(37733)
181  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 20th March, Official Report, column 734, if he will make a statement on the contract let to Gooch and Wagstaff; if it was (a) advertised and (b) let by competitive tender; what part Gooch and Wagstaff played in advising his predecessor on the original lease of Crickhowell House; what is the approximate value of the contract; and which company has been awarded the other contract.
(37468)
182  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much Government money was spent in Gwynedd on substance misuse services and prevention in each of the last three years.
(37788)
183  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the health care implications for people in the Porthmadog area of the provision at Bangor of accident and emergency services for them.
(37677)
184  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he estimates construction of the community hospital at Porthmadog will (a) begin and (b) be completed.
(37598)
185  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take, (i) on a European level and (ii) on a UK level to protect the current levels of entitlement to structural fund monies in Wales under the current review of those funds.
(37834)
186  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received in respect of the construction of the new community hospital in Porthmadog.
(37602)
187  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of (a) providing the contraceptive pill free, (b) providing abortions and (c) births in the last year for which figures are available.
(37835)
188  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to reduce the drop-out rate amongst adults on Welsh language courses.
(37600)
189  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many new community hospitals have been built in Wales since 1992; and if he will list them.
(37675)
190  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the impact of shortages of blood in the blood donation service in Wales on hospital waiting lists for operations in the last 12 months.
(37672)
191  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to encourage blood donation in Wales.
(37601)
192  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards the funding of MI5.
[Transferred] (37670)
193  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what briefings Treasury Ministers have given on the funding of MI5; what meetings have taken place between Treasury Ministers and journalists at which MI5 was discussed; and which journalists were involved.
[Transferred] (37671)
194  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the effect of transfers of European Communities monies expressed in SEC (1998) 153 on the Single Currency information programme.
[Transferred] (37772)
195  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training or guidance is currently received by airline liaison officers; and how this is provided.
[Transferred] (37724)
196  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many airline liaison officers are currently in post overseas; and in which countries they serve.
[Transferred] (37722)
197  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual cost is of maintaining airline liaison officers overseas; and what assessment he has made of this expenditure in terms of value for money.
[Transferred] (37723)
198  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in which age group the highest number of new cases of breast cancer as a proportion of the total number of women in that age group was diagnosed in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (37731)
199  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which illness caused the highest number of deaths of women in the 35 to 54 years age group in the United Kingdom in the last year for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (37721)
200  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the need for (a) barristers, (b) judges and (c) magistrates to receive training to increase their awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities, when they appear in courts.
[Transferred] (37597)
201  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Attorney General, in how many cases between 1985 and 1995 the Attorney General's representative was asked to present the Crown's case at a criminal trial in Northern Ireland; in what circumstances the DPP was not represented; and in what capacity Mr Brian Kerr appeared during the trial of Mr Brian Nelson.
[Transferred] (37805)
202  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the legislative base for the £25.00 registration fee which is to be paid on the first registration of a motor vehicle as from 1st April.
[Transferred] (37803)
203  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what were the (a) numbers and (b) amounts of rent rebate allowance overpayments and (c) the amount as a percentage of the authority's overall housing benefit expenditure for (i) each district and island council in Scotland, in each available year from 1993-94 and (ii) each unitary authority for 1996-97.
[Transferred] (37818)
204  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the levels of drug-related crime in Gwynedd in (a) 1990 and (b) 1997.
[Transferred] (37599)


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