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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 8 April 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 8 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 Wednesday 8 April, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Thursday 9 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL
1  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, at which ports since 1st May 1997 checks have been carried out into the quality of imported consignments of meat; what proportion of those checks have involved inspections of (i) the meat, (ii) the documentation and (iii) both; what assessment he has made of the value of checks involving (a) meat and (b) documentation; and if he will make a statement.
(38580)
2  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what impact the establishment of the Food Standards Agency will have on the role of the food safety activities of the Central Science Laboratory.
(38347)
3  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what arrangements he will make to ensure co-ordination of the relevant work of the Central Science Laboratory with that of the Institute of Food Research following the establishment of the Food Standards Agency.
(38348)
4  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support, indicating separately financial assistance for (a) travel, (b) equipment and (c) training, is given to individuals who represent England and Wales in kickboxing; what plans there are to increase such support, with particular reference to the National Lottery; and if he will make a statement.
(38415)
5  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps are taken by (a) the Millennium Commission and (b) the Heritage Lottery Fund to obtain the opinion of local people in areas where applications are made for grants to support major tourism projects.
(38564)
6  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the National Heritage Lottery Fund on changes to the eligibility of canal restoration projects for funding; and if he will make a statement.
(38591)
7  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he received the report of the study on the possible relocation of the Ordnance Disposal School at Chattendon to the Horseshoe Barracks or an adjacent site in Shoeburyness; and when he plans to make a decision on the report.
(37703)
8  
  
Mr Michael Wills (North Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the (i) effect on mortality and (ii) incidence of cancer of exposure to nuclear tests according to the degree and extent of exposure to radiation.
(38581)
9  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the indicators that will be used to measure the targets for (a) an increase in the number of disabled people able to work and (b) a reduction in discrimination against disabled people as proposed in the green paper.
(37995)
10  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received on the level of school exclusions in the West Midlands.
(38184)
11  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the recent Audit Commission report on children who are excluded from school.
(38185)
12  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what were the average total National Curriculum levels, rounded to 3 decimal places, attained by all 11 year old (a) male, (b) female and (c) male and female pupils in all maintained schools in each LEA at Key Stage 2 in (i) English, (ii) Maths, (iii) Science and (iv) English, Maths and Science for (1) 1995, (2) 1996 and (3) 1997, on the basis of teacher assessment of the numbers of pupils attaining each level from level 1 upwards; and if he will list the number of pupils for each LEA area.
(38418)
13  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many pedal cyclists aged (a) 0 to 15, (b) 16 to 59 and (c) 60 years and above have been (i) killed and (ii) seriously injured in accidents involving (1) cars, (2) goods vehicles, (3) other cyclists and (4) motorcycles in each of the last available five years.
(38542)
14  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many pedestrians aged (a) 0 to 15, (b) 16 to 59 and (c) 60 years and above have been (i) killed and (ii) seriously injured in accidents involving (1) cars, (2) goods vehicles, (3) cyclists and (4) motorcycles in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(38541)
15  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the figures for arrears to date in London boroughs of Hackney, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark in respect of (a) domestic rates, (b) community charge, (c) council tax and (d) rents; and what are the average figures for Inner London boroughs.
(38237)
16  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much of the regional settlement grant remained unclaimed by the London boroughs of (a) Hackney, (b) Islington, (c) Lambeth and (d) Southwark in each of the years 1990 to 1997.
(38239)
17  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the annual rates of sickness absence for employees of the London boroughs of (i) Hackney, (ii) Islington, (iii) Lambeth and (iv) Southwark in each of the years 1990 to 1997; and what were the average figures for Inner London boroughs for each of these years.
(38238)
18  
N  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the Government Office for the South West issued an article 14 (General Development Procedure) Order in respect of the Tesco supermarket site application in Tetbury, Gloucestershire (Ref No. CT 0547/3/R); and what timescale is envisaged for determining this order.
(38320)
19  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about the presence of anthrax spores in Kings Cross station, with particular reference to the implications for the proposed redevelopment of the building as part of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
(38444)
20  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the growth of United Kingdom recycling industries.
(37936)
21  
  
Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, under what statutory or other authority a High Court judge can exercise the power to look into the reasons for the loss of a ship at sea.
(38446)
22  
  
Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what are the powers of a wreck commissioner and assessors when enquiring into the loss of a ship in respect of (a) ruling on the scope of an enquiry within its terms of reference, (b) deciding whether evidence should be given on oath, who should be called to give evidence and whether the civil or criminal rules of evidence should apply, (c) awarding of witness expenses and of costs to or against any party, (d) deciding on the relevance and admissibility of evidence, and (e) reaching a conclusion on the reasons for the loss and making recommendations arising from it; and under what statutory or other authority they exercise these powers.
(38441)
23  
  
Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what are the powers of a High Court judge when enquiring into the loss of a ship; and how they differ from those of a wreck commissioner and assessors in respect of (a) ruling on the scope of an enquiry within its terms of reference; (b) deciding who should be called to give evidence, whether evidence should be given on oath, and whether civil or criminal rules of evidence should apply, (c) awarding of witness expenses and costs to or against any party, (d) deciding on the relevance and admissibility of evidence and (e) reaching a conclusion on the reasons for the loss and making recommendation arising from it.
(38440)
24  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in which local authorities in the North West Region landraising was assessed to be the best practical environmental option for waste disposal in each of the last three years.
(38468)
25  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what volume of non-inert waste was disposed of by each local authority in the North West in each of the last three years; and what estimate he has made of the volumes to be disposed of in 1998-99.
(38469)
26  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which local authorities in the North West have published maps for areas of search for new landfill/landraising sites for non-inert wastes in each of the last three years; and which he expects to publish such plans in 1998-99.
(38465)
27  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what volume of waste was imported for disposal into each local authority area in the North West Region in each of the last three years.
(38467)
28  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of the assistance to public transport in rural areas announced in the Budget will be allocated to (a) the providers of bus services and (b) the operators of rail services.
(38563)
29  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken (a) to preserve existing rights of way which are suitable for use by the disabled and (b) to increase the number of rights of way accessible to the disabled.
(38565)
30  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what safety regulations are enforced by borough councils to protect council workers working underground, in (a) sewers (b) and other confined spaces.
(38450)
31  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for a re-evaluation of the risk calculations that underpin the current discharge authorisations at Sellafield.
(38427)
32  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to announce the outcome of the public inquiry held in early 1997 regarding proposed multi-screen cinema developments in Sunderland.
(38584)
33  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to ask the Audit Commission to make access to polling stations for the disabled a local authority performance indicator.
(38343)
34  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions for destruction of limestone pavement there have been in each of the past five years.
(38394)
35  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list by location the number of limestone pavement orders.
(38392)
36  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to strengthen protection of limestone pavements.
(38393)
37  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he intends to take on the application for new discharge authorisations from Sellafield.
(38582)
38  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements exist for the enforcement of access to (a) heritage, land, (b) property, (c) works of art and (d) chattels in respect of items which have been the subject of exemption from capital transfer tax.
(37498)
39  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements exist for the policing of assets and payment of capital transfer tax in the case of assets which have been the subject of heritage status capital transfered tax exemption and which are subsequently sold by the beneficiaries of legacies or their trusts.
(37499)
40  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the definition of heritage land for the purposes of capital transfer tax exemption.
(37490)
41  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the definition of heritage property for the purposes of capital transfer tax exemption.
(37491)
42  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the definition of heritage works of art for the purpose of capital transfer tax exemption.
(37492)
43  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the definition of heritage chattels for the purpose of capital transfer tax exemption.
(37493)
44  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the Inland Revenue's arrangements for valuing (a) land, (b) property, (c) works of art and (d) chattels for capital transfer tax purposes.
(37494)
45  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total value of the exemption to capital tansfer tax in the case of (a) heritage land, (b) property, (c) works of art and (d) chattels in each of the last five years.
(37495)
46  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to review the arrangements for the exemption from capital transfer tax of (a) heritage land, (b) property and (c) chattels; and if he will make a statement.
(37496)
47  
N  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what arrangements are made for access to (a) heritage land, (b) property, (c) works of art and (d) chattels by the general public where such access forms part of the agreement for exemption of such items from capital transfer tax.
(37497)
48  
  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes will be made in the treatment of National Lottery expenditures in the definition of general government expenditure and in the national accounts following the implementation of the National Lottery Bill [Lords].
(38559)
49  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of introducing a working families tax credit on (a) the level of employment and (b) the control total in the next four years.
(38219)
50  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential for UK firms to benefit from increased international business as a result of their expertise in the management of Private Finance Initiative projects.
(38240)
51  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what will be the average marginal tax rate for those families who qualify for the working families tax credit.
(38220)
52  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research he has evaluated into the relative efficiency of the PFI against other forms of Government funding.
(38221)
53  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect of the Budget on electricity charges in Northern Ireland.
(38438)
54  
N  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve public access to the Civil Registration System.
(36828)
55  
  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his policy concerning the situation of Moroccan workers originally invited to Gibraltar to work for the Ministry of Defence and subsequently made redundant.
(38535)
56  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what communications he has had with the Kenyan government over abuses of the human rights of students.
(38585)
57  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appointments he announced to NHS trusts in North East England excluding Yorkshire in the week ending 3rd April; how many of those appointed were declared to be present or past Labour councillors or Labour activists; and how many were councillors or activists of any other party.
(38537)
58  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what statistics his Department collates in respect of the caseloads of community psychiatric nurses.
(38170)
59  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he is taking to reduce the take up rate of smoking amongst young women.
(38224)
60  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates his Department has made of the likely total cost to the National Health Service in achieving medical equipment compliance with the millennium bug.
(37996)
61  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what extra resources will be made available to the National Health Service in tackling the problem of millennium compliance.
(37997)
62  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance, in terms of extra resources and preparatory training, will be given to National Health Service trusts when recruiting new employees through the New Deal.
(37998)
63  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what actions his Department has taken to increase public awareness of the short-term and long-term effects of passive smoking on health.
(38223)
64  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce legislation to regulate smoking in public places.
(38222)
65  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Cash report and the future of the blood service in Merseyside.
(38414)
66  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the percentage of the over 60 years population who are found on admission to hospital to be regularly taking (a) one prescription drug, (b) two to four drugs, (c) five to six drugs, (d) seven to eight drugs and (e) nine or more drugs each week.
(38361)
67  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of the population have been prescribed prozac in each of the past five years; and if he will estimate the figures for the next five years under present trends.
(38363)
68  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the percentage of the over 60 years population who are regularly taking (a) one prescription drug, (b) two to four drugs, (c) five to six drugs, (d) seven to eight drugs and (e) nine or more drugs each week.
(38362)
69  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Government makes additional resources available to breast screening units when uptake in the over 65 years age group exceeds 10 per cent. locally.
(38539)
70  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by his Department to ensure that those traumatised through the death of a relative in a road crash are offered professional support to help treat post-traumatic stress.
(38349)
71  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March, Official Report, column 391, to the honourable Member for Wakefield, how many of the 277 young men held in adult prisons were aged 15 and 16 years; which prisons they were held in; and what was the number of 15 and 16 year olds held in each prison.
(38587)
72  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Wakefield, of 30th March, Official Report, column 391, of the two young men held in adult prison accommodation which was not separate from adult prisoners, if he will list (a) their ages, (b) the prison or prisons in which they were held, (c) the reasons they were held in accommodation not separate from adult prisoners, (d) the period for which they were held in such accommodation and (e) the number of other young men held in accommodation not separate from that of adult prisoners since 1st May 1997.
(38578)
73  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March, Official Report, column 391, to the honourable Member for Wakefield, for how long the review of the secure estate for juveniles has been in progress; and what is his current estimate of when the review will be published.
(38579)
74  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the categories of the persons and bodies referred to in section 6(2)(c) of the Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] which he intends to prescribe by order.
(38583)
75  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to introduce proposals to halt the practice of enforced subject access; and if he will make a statement.
(38416)
76  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Arundel and South Downs of 15th December 1997, Official Report, columns 11-12, on animal experiments, what actions he has requested regulators of safety testing in the United Kingdom to carry out to attempt to reduce the number of animals used in safety tests.
(38524)
77  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what percentage of prisoners are currently serving sentences for (a) cannabis offences, (b) other illegal drug offences and (c) murder; and what is the average annual cost for each category of prisoner.
(38383)
78  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of new prisons which will need to be built in the next 20 years and of their total construction costs.
(38364)
79  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Mr Desmond Tallent of Hurlingham Road, Stafford will receive the balance of his compensation for the handguns he surrendered last year.
(38413)
80  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received to date against the use of CS gas by the police force.
(38523)
81  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the percentage of crimes which were committed by people with mental and psychological problems in the last year for which figures are available.
(38526)
82  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions in (i) the last year and (ii) the previous five years small claims court hearings have taken place in HM prisons.
(38589)
83  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy on access to civil justice for prisoners serving custodial sentences when the matters in dispute relate to the Prison Service.
(38588)
84  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the circumstances leading up to the holding of a small claims court hearing in HM Prison Long Lartin; and what was the total cost to public funds of the hearing.
(38590)
85  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were shot dead by police officers in 1997; and of those, how many were (a) unarmed, (b) armed with a replica gun and (c) armed with a gun.
(38463)
86  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those people who were shot dead by police officers in each of the years 1989 to 1996 were (a) armed with a replica gun, (b) armed with a knife and (c) armed with a gun.
(38464)
87  
  
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases of fatal shootings by the police in each year since 1981 the Police Complaints Authority has issued a certificate of satisfaction in connection with its inquiry.
(38466)
88  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what responsibilities the Police Information Technology Organisation has for ensuring millennium compliance in all national IT and communication systems and local IT systems.
(38321)
89  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to monitor the facilities made available for the disabled to vote in the local government elections in May.
(38344)
90  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what new guidelines he has issued to returning officers in relation to improving disabled access at polling stations.
(38345)
91  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidelines are given to police authorities on the (a) type and (b) amount of special training that must be given to police officers before they are allowed to drive police vehicles in emergency situations.
(38538)
92  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the provision of secure accommodation for young offenders.
(38532)
93  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the capital allocations to police authorities (a) for 1998-99 and (b) for 1997-98 indicating the percentage change between the two years in ranking order of percentage change.
(38540)
94  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on access to information about EU aid projects.
(38439)
95  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received on the effects of monetary union on (a) UK and (b) EU official development assistance; and if she will make a statement.
(38536)
96  
N  
Mr Terry Davis (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many cases were tried by High Court judges in Birmingham in 1997; and how many such cases over-ran the time allocated by the Listing Department.
(37935)
97  
  
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 6th March, Official Report, columns 787-8, concerning information, promotional marketing and opinion survey contracts, if he will provide a breakdown of the item 1999-2000, information meetings.
(38447)
98  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many representations he has received on the subject of contingency fees payable to lawyers; and if he will make a statement.
(38453)
99  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he will take to ensure access to legal aid for children involved in personal injury claims.
(38586)
100  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what assessment he has made of the millennium compliance of the computer systems used in the Millennium Experience.
(38456)
101  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if he will estimate the space in the Millennium Dome which will be devoted to (a) video and computer games, (b) live cultural events, (c) the display of works of art and (d) Christianity.
(38445)
102  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if he will make a statement on the procedure whereby works of art will be selected for inclusion in the Millennium Dome.
(38454)
103  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, when he expects that the regional junior boards for the Millennium Experience will be appointed.
(38455)
104  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations she has received from the Scots Guards Association and Mr Charles Turnock on behalf of the Commandos Old Comrades Association on the conduct of the trial of Guardsmen Foster and Wright.
(37144)
105  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what were the costs of (a) anti-drugs education initiatives and (b) other drugs reduction initiatives in each of the past 14 years; and what is the expected cost of similar campaigns in each of the next five years.
(38357)
106  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many deaths in each of the past nine years in Northern Ireland resulted from the use of (a) heroin, (b) temazepam, (c) cocaine/crack, (d) LSD, (e) solvents, (f) amphetamines, (g) ecstasy, (h) paracetamol, (i) co-proxamol, (j) khat, (k) alcohol, (l) tobacco and (m) cannabis.
(38354)
107  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many deaths of people aged over 60 years in Northern Ireland resulted from (a) over-medication, (b) suicide and (c) other misuse of medicinal drugs in each of the past 10 years.
(38351)
108  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will take steps to ensure that the terms of the UN Basic Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra Legal and Summary Executions are included on the proposed Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.
(37888)
109  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent representations she has received on alleged collusion between the security forces and paramilitary forces in Northern Ireland.
(37887)
110  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what date Her Majesty's Government was informed of the commission payments made by Astra and related companies to Technique LLC.
(38548)
111  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what information is held by Government departments on Technique LLC.
(38551)
112  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what date the appointment of Mr Stephen Kock to the Board of Astra was first discussed by DTI officials.
(38547)
113  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what sums of money were paid (a) by Her Majesty's Government and (b) by those acting on its behalf in salary and expenses to Mr Stephen Kock between 1985 and 1992.
(38552)
114  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what date Her Majesty's Government was informed of commission payments made to Technique LLC in relation to contracts to supply goods by Astra.
(38544)
115  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what information was made available to or from the DTI to or from Mr Stephen Hatch in the course of the DTI enquiry into the affairs of Astra on commission payments for defence contracts paid to intermediaries
(38550)
116  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what was the nature of any relationship between Her Majesty's Government and Technique LLC in the period 1995 to 1998.
(38549)
117  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what dates Mr Stephen Kock met DTI officials to discuss matters relating to the supply of equipment to Iraq between 1985 and 1990.
(38545)
118  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, what information was provided to Foreign Office officials by civil servants as to the nature and occasions on which representatives or organisations funded by Government met Mr Stephen Kock.
(38546)
119  
  
Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 9th March, Official Report, columns 19-20, concerning ministerial accommodation, if he will list the Government ministers in official accommodation on (a) 1st April 1997 and (b) 1st April 1998.
(38448)
120  
  
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will initiate a review of his decision to change Prime Minister's Question Time to one session a week.
(38425)
121  
N  
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 8th April.
(37886)
122  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what were the costs of (a) anti-drugs education initiatives and (b) other drugs reduction initiatives in each of the past 14 years; and what are the expected costs of similar campaigns in each of the next five years.
(38358)
123  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many deaths of people aged over 60 years in Scotland resulted from (a) over-medication, (b) suicide and (c) other misuse of medicinal drugs in each of the past 10 years.
(38352)
124  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many deaths in each of the past nine years in Scotland resulted from the use of (a) heroin, (b) temazepam, (c) cocaine/crack, (d) LSD, (e) solvents, (f) amphetamines, (g) ecstasy, (h) paracetamol, (i) co-proxamol, (j) khat, (k) alcohol, (l) tobacco and (m) cannabis.
(38355)
125  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on his policy on the grazing of moorlands by domestic livestock.
(38566)
126  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many cases of potential overgrazing of heath and heather vegetation in the LFA were investigated by the Agriculture Department in each of the last three years; and how many of these investigations resulted in the withholding of (a) some and (b) all of the livestock headage payments made to the farmers involved.
(38560)
127  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the environmental conditions attached to the receipt of livestock headage payments made through (a) hill livestock compensatory allowances, (b) sheep annual premiums, (c) suckler cow premiums and (d) beef special premiums to prevent overgrazing.
(38561)
128  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to protect hedgerows.
(38569)
129  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what action he intends to take to reduce carbon emissions from (a) power generation and (b) road traffic in order to meet the targets agreed by the Government at Kyoto.
(38562)
130  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many new patients seeking outpatient consultations in 1997 were required to wait more than nine weeks for an appointment; and what proportion of the total number of referrals these patients represent in respect of (a) Scotland and (b) each health board of residence.
(38168)
131  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many new patients seeking outpatient consultations had been waiting for more than nine weeks for an appointment on (a) 30th September 1997, (b) 31st December 1997 and (c) 31st March 1998 in respect of (i) Scotland and (ii) each health board of residence.
(38169)
132  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much housing benefit fraud has been detected in the London boroughs of (i) Hackney, (ii) Islington, (iii) Lambeth and (iv) Southwark; what is the estimated level of undetected housing benefit fraud in each borough; and what are the averages for fraud (a) detected and (b) undetected in Inner London boroughs.
(38236)
133  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what were, for each relevant year to date, the numbers of people dealt with by the benefits integrity project at the Bolton office for (a) disability living allowance and (b) incapacity benefit, and the outcomes in terms of retention of or loss of benefit.
(38426)
134  
  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proposals she has to arrange full mutual disclosure of details of housing benefit and income support claims between the Benefits Agency and local authorities; and what consultations she has had with the Data Protection Registrar.
(38568)
135  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents with children (a) under 11, and (b) aged 11 years and above, working more than 16 hours per week after 1st June 1998 will be better off as a result of the changes announced in the Budget and due to take effect in November 1998 by (i) up to £2.50, (ii) £2.51 to £5, (iii) £5.01 to £7.50, (iv) £7.51 to £10 and (v) £10.01 and above; and how many will remain unaffected.
(38398)
136  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents with children (a) under 11 and (b) aged 11 years and above, claiming income support after 5th April 1998 will be better off as a result of the changes announced in the Budget and due to take effect in April 1999 by (i) up to £2.50, (ii) £2.51 to £5, (iii) £5.01 to £7.50, (iv) £7.51 to £10 and (v) £10.01 and above; and how many will remain unaffected.
(38402)
137  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list for each CSA division the name and location of each field office, indicating those (a) closed and (b) subject to staff reduction since April 1997; and what plans there are to (i) close and (ii) reduce the number of staff in each remaining office in the financial year 1998-99.
(38396)
138  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list, from October 1999, the marginal tax rates which will apply to lone parents receiving (a) working families tax credit, (b) housing benefit and (c) council tax benefit for those with gross weekly earnings of (i) up to £49, (ii) £50 to £99, (iii) £100 to £149, (iv) £150 to £199, (v) £200 to £249, (vi) £250 to £299 and (vii) £300 and above.
(38400)
139  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many parents with care on income support, whose claims predate April 1993, have (a) not been contacted by the CSA and (b) were contacted and whose case forms part of the CSA backlog; and by how many cases these numbers of claimants have been reduced in the financial year 1997-98.
(38404)
140  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents with children (a) under 11 and (b) aged 11 years and above, working more than 16 hours per week after 1st June 1998 will be better off as a result of the changes announced in the Budget and due to take effect in April 1999 by (i) up to £2.50, (ii) £2.51 to £5, (iii) £5.01 to £7.50, (iv) £7.51 to £10 and (v) £10.01 and above; and how many will remain unaffected.
(38399)
141  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list for the last year for which figures are available the number of parents with care whose income exceeded their applicable amount through the receipt of child maintenance causing them no longer to be eligible for income support.
(38395)
142  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list, for each financial year since the CSA began its operations, how many parents with care have ceased to claim (a) income support, (b) income-based job-seeker's allowance, (c) family credit and (d) disability working allowance as a result of CSA activity; and for each of the above benefits if she will list how many claims ceased because of (i) established benefit fraud, (ii) fraud was suspected but not proved and (iii) the claim ceased, but no reason was investigated for the termination of the claim.
(38403)
143  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the level of outstanding child maintenance debt, broken down according to debt considered (a) collectable and (b) uncollectable, giving reasons for such categorisation.
(38397)
144  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents with children (a) under 11 and (b) aged 11 years and above, claiming income support after 5th April 1998 will be better off as a result of the changes announced in the Budget and due to take effect in November 1998 by (i) up to £2.50, (ii) £2.51 to £5, (iii) £5.01 to £7.50, (iv) £7.51 to £10 and (v) £10.01 and above; and how many will remain unaffected.
(38401)
145  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans her Department has to tackle benefit fraud in the London Borough of Hackney.
(38409)
146  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will assess the effectiveness of (a) Messrs Continua Timebomb Disposal Kit and (b) other marketed equipment for dealing with millennium compliance.
(38531)
147  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will introduce measures to regulate the charging activities of consultancies that market services for dealing with millennium compliance.
(38530)
148  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will introduce measures to regulate mis-selling by software companies of diagnostic and remedial equipment, marketed for dealing with millennium compliance.
(38529)
149  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to introduce measures for the approval of diagnostic and remedial computer equipment marketed for dealing with millennium compliance.
(38528)
150  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what estimate she has made of the level of fireworks stocks currently held by retailers in the United Kingdom which fall within the recently banned categories; and if she will make a statement.
(38410)
151  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to prohibit the sale of further categories of fireworks; and if she will make a statement.
(38412)
152  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations she has received from retailers of fireworks following the recently introduced prohibitions; and if she will make a statement.
(38411)
153  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact of Post Office Counters' policy of increasing agency arrangements with multiple retailers at the expense of sole traders; and if she will make a statement.
(38533)
154  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what impact the establishment of the Food Standards Agency will have on the role of the Institute of Food Research.
(38346)
155  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she expects to publish the Atkinson Report on the future of the Institute of Food Research; what were the terms of reference; and if she will make a statement on the Government's response to its recommendations.
(38350)
156  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications for the newsprint industry of the regulations increasing the contents of recycled paper in newsprint.
(38525)
157  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the effects of the strength of sterling on the competitiveness of the paper industry.
(38527)
158  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what were the costs of (a) anti-drugs education initiatives and (b) other drugs reduction initiatives in each of the past 14 years; and what are the expected costs of similar campaigns in each of the next five years.
(38359)
159  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what anti-drugs education campaigns in Wales in the last 10 years resulted in a measurable reduction in drug use; how many people were involved; and over what period they were undertaken.
(38360)
160  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many deaths of people aged over 60 years have resulted from (a) over-medication, (b) suicide and (c) other misuse of medicinal drugs in each of the past 10 years.
(38353)
161  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many deaths in each of the past nine years in Wales resulted from the use of (a) heroin, (b) temazepam, (c) cocaine/crack, (d) LSD, (e) solvents, (f) amphetamines, (g) ecstasy, (h) paracetamol, (i) co-proxamol, (j) khat, (k) alcohol, (l) tobacco and (m) cannabis.
(38356)
162  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what action he has taken to secure the future of post offices in rural Wales, with particular reference to Flintshire; and if he will make a statement.
(38461)
163  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessement he has made of the impact on employment of the Territorial Army in Wales.
(38457)
164  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what action he has taken to encourage the provision of bus services in rural Wales, with particular reference to Flintshire; and if he will make a statement.
(38460)
165  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many enterprise councils there are in Wales; what estimate he has made of the number of jobs they have (i) created and (ii) secured; and if he will make a statement.
(38459)
166  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to monitor the impact of the New Deal on young people with a history of delinquency.
(38458)
167  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when the venue for the National Assembly in Cardiff will be announced.
(38452)
168  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he intends to visit Meirionnydd Nant Conwy; and if he will make a statement.
(38451)
169  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many education units for children have been established in Welsh hospitals.
(38449)
170  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he has taken to ensure the provision of facilities for young athletes in the north of Wales.
(38437)
171  
  
Dr John Marek (Wrexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much money from grants for which he is responsible has been paid to date to developers working on the Island Green and Wrexham Central Station site.
(38534)
172  
  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March, Official Report, column 399, if he will make a statement on the way in which the Welsh Health Common Services Authority accumulated its reserves; and if he will give figures on the level of these reserves at the end of each of the past five financial years.
(38462)
173  
  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will estimate the savings to his Department's expenditure on the Welsh Health Common Services Authority budget in relation to the Authority's fully repairing and insuring lease on Crickhowell House by extending the defects liability period beyond (a) 12 months, (b) 24 months, (c) 36 months and (d) 48 months.
(38442)
174  
  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, for what period the defects liability period on the lease of Crickhowell House has been extended.
(38443)
175  
  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will place a copy in the Library of the consultancy study by Ove Arup Facades commissioned jointly by Welsh Health Common Services Authority and ABC into the water ingress problems in Crickhowell House.
(38558)
176  
  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the areas of the fabric of Crickhowell House which (a) have been signed off as defect-free by his Department indicating the date on which they were signed off and (b) have not been signed off as defect-free; and if he will make a statement.
(38557)
177  
  
Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the tax incentives for companies setting up in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the Republic of Ireland.
[Question Unstarred] (36899)
178  
  
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton and Washington East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to assess the possible effects upon users of continued exposure to (a) ozone emissions and (b) hazardous chemicals and pollutants produced by office (i) photocopiers and (ii) laser printers; and if he will commission research into the effects of long-term exposure to photocopiers and laser printers.
[Transferred] (38567)
179  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the jurisdiction of the British Transport Police in respect of matters outside their immediate operating areas.
[Transferred] (38419)
180  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the status of the British Transport Police following the privatisation of the railways.
[Transferred] (38421)
181  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons existing rail operators require a Police Service Agreement with British Transport Police in order to obtain a licence; and for what reasons no similar requirement is made of new operators.
[Transferred] (38423)
182  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will review the powers of members of the British Transport Police when they are dealing with emergencies outside their immediate operating areas.
[Transferred] (38420)
183  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he had made of proposals to establish a police authority for British Transport Police and for that authority to be the employer of British Transport Police officers and civilian support staff.
[Transferred] (38422)
184  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what are the Government's plans for the future of the British Transport Police.
[Transferred] (38424)
185  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals the Government has to encourage the provision of more workplace nurseries at affordable cost to parents.
[Transferred] (38417)
186  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) operational costs of the administration of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.
[Transferred][R] (38543)

 
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