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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 21 April 1998

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

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Tuesday 21 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.
 


 
TUESDAY 21st APRIL
1  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received in respect of Denmark's policy towards imports of Russian fish from unregistered freezer trawlers; and what is his Department's policy towards such imports.
(39319)
2  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list those organophosphate-based treatments currently licensed by his Department, indicating in each case what they are licensed for and which licences have been revoked in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(39330)
3  
N  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the total levels of attendance at (a) Premier League, (b) League Division One, (c) League Division Two and (d) League Division Three football matches in each of the last five seasons.
(38995)
4  
N  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that the collection of public transport vehicles at present housed at Transperience, Low Moor, Bradford, remains on public display in the Bradford District.
(38555)
5  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the expected debt on graduation of a student entering a three year undergraduate course in the autumn of 1998 under (a) the Government's student tuition fees proposals and (b) the Dearing Committee's proposals assuming receipt of a full maintenance grant; and if he will make a statement.
(39328)
6  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he expects to make available details of the training programme to equip the Millennium Taskforce with the skills necessary to deal with the millennium bug; how this programme will be advertised through jobcentres; and if he will make a statement.
(39055)
7  
N  
Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to (a) give part-time students access to loans on the same basis as full-time students and (b) change the accounting rules so that student loans are counted as investment; what discussions he has held on this subject; with which bodies; and if he will make a statement.
(38820)
8  
N  
Miss Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to publicise the dangers of lead in surfaces in houses painted before 1960 to (a) pregnant women, (b) carers of young children and (c) the general public; and when they will be implemented.
(39310)
9  
N  
Miss Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the representations he has received on the dangers of lead in painted surfaces; and place a copy of the representations in the Library.
(39308)
10  
N  
Miss Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which organisations he has consulted about publicising and providing information for the public on the risks of lead in old paintwork; and when the consultation will be completed.
(39311)
11  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many responses were received to the HM Coastguard five year strategy consultation document.
(38668)
12  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the responses to the HM Coastguard five year strategy consultation document expressed opposition to the possible closure of one or more coastguard stations.
(38669)
13  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the (a) range of fluctuation and (b) average exchange rate of sterling against the Deutsche Mark in (i) the period May 1996-May 1997 and (ii) the period since May 1997.
(39317)
14  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the rate of exchange for sterling's entry to EMU will be determined.
(39326)
15  
N  
Miss Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken by his Department to alert (a) GPs and (b) other health professionals to symptoms of lead poisoning and the risks associated with contact with lead in older paintwork in houses for (i) children and (ii) adults engaged in DIY.
(39309)
16  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued in respect of organophosphate-based treatments for head lice; and if he will make a statement.
(39332)
17  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the incidence of head lice amongst children in Staffordshire.
(39331)
18  
N  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the total number of football-related arrests in each of the past five football seasons, broken down according to (a) Premier League, (b) League Division One, (c) League Division Two and (d) League Division Three football matches.
(39009)
19  
N  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the total number of people arrested in connection with a football match who were subsequently convicted of a violent crime in each of the last five football seasons.
(39010)
20  
N  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assistance his Department gives to witness support schemes at court centres.
(37654)
21  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations he has received from interested parties and individuals about the need to establish a Royal Commission on the use of animals for experimental purposes.
(38630)
22  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will establish a Royal Commission on the use of animals for experimental purposes.
(38631)
23  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the current licensing arrangements to protect animals used in scientific experiments.
(38632)
24  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the present provisions governing authorisation of experiments on animals for scientific research; and if he will make a statement.
(38633)
25  
N  
Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff are currently working in the Weymouth Land Registry; and if he will make a statement on trends in their work load.
(37648)
26  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what proportion of visitors to the Millennium Experience site he estimates will arrive via (a) London Underground, (b) private bus, (c) train and public bus, (d) bicycle, (e) the Docklands Light Railway and (f) park and ride.
(39329)
27  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, how many additional parking places to those currently planned he estimates will be required for park and ride visitors to the Millennium Experience.
(39324)
28  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, if railway companies will be able to offer inclusive tickets to cover rail fares via London Transport to the Millennium Experience and the entry fee.
(39318)
29  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, by what means the Millennium Dome will be cleared at the end of each session.
(39322)
30  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, when advance bookings to the Millennium Experience may be made; and if advance bookings will receive a discount.
(39325)
31  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, how many trains per hour he estimates the (a) Jubilee Line and (b) Docklands Light Railway will run to the Millennium Experience.
(39323)
32  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, what consultations have been held with focus groups on the Millennium Experience; and if he will publish the results of such consultations.
(39316)
33  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, who will be responsible for security on the Millennium Experience site.
(39321)
34  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will take steps to ensure that local education authorities undertake partnerships in respect of the provision of pre-school education in 1999 with providers in the private and voluntary sector.
(38628)
35  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what criteria he will use when reviewing progress made by local authorities in establishing partnerships with the private sector to provide pre-school education in 1999.
(38629)
36  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list for each local authority area in Scotland the estimated additional council tax revenue which could be collected if the appropriate percentage referred to in section 79(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 was (a) 30 per cent., (b) 40 per cent. and (c) 50 per cent.
(38670)
37  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list in respect of each area tourist board in Scotland, the amount of funding (i) received from each local authority in the area in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 1997-98 and (ii) to be received from each local authority in the area in 1998-99.
(38666)
38  
N  
Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the additional number of bus services which will be established as a result of the rural transport funding package announced by his Department in March; and if he will make a statement.
(38667)
39  
N  
Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to (a) give part-time students access to loans on the same basis as full-time students and (b) change the accounting rules so that student loans are counted as investment; what discussions he has held on this subject; with which bodies; and if he will make a statement.
(38821)
40  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment she has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of (i) taxing and (ii) means-testing disability living allowance.
(38994)
41  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations she has received about the duty imposed by the European Commission on grey cloth imports; what steps she will take to enforce this duty; and what consultations she has had with the Commission on this matter.
(39320)
42  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what recent representations she has received from the European Business Round Table.
(39327)
43  
N  
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what response he has made to proposals by Glasgow Council for amendment of the laws and regulations covering licensed premises.
[Question Unstarred] (37619)
44  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the educational performance of Glasgow's secondary schools.
[Question Unstarred] (37625)


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