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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 12 May 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 12 May 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 12 May, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Wednesday 13 May, 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 12th MAY
1  
N  
Mr Charles Clarke (Norwich South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 30th April, Official Report, column 248, how many (a) scientific staff, (b) non-scientific staff, (c) mobile grade staff and (d) non-mobile grade staff employed by the Central Science Laboratory at York in January 1998 were employed in January 1995 by (i) CSL Slough, (ii) CSL Harpenden, (iii) CSL Worplesdon, (iv) CSL Torry, (v) CSL Norwich, (vi) CSL elsewhere and (vii) not the CSL.
(41664)
2  
N  
Mr Charles Clarke (Norwich South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list for the Central Science Laboratory staff at (a) Torry, (b) Slough, (c) Harpenden and (d) Worplesdon, the total number of (i) mobile and (ii) non-mobile staff, (1) made compulsory redundant, (2) redeployed to MAFF or MAFF agencies, (3) who were found employment elsewhere and (4) who took early retirement.
(41668)
3  
N  
Mr Charles Clarke (Norwich South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many staff were employed by the Central Science Laboratory at Torry in January 1995; and how many of those individuals were still employed by the CSL at York in January 1998 broken down (a) into (i) scientists and (ii) non-scientists and (b) into (1) mobile and (2) non-mobile grades.
(41669)
4  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the (a) facilities, (b) standards of care and (c) standards of inspection in quarantine kennels; if he will revoke the licences of those quarantine kennels that are below acceptable standards; and if he will make a statement.
(41511)
5  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which regulations and licensing arrangements apply to products used (a) to treat oil spills on (i) rocks and beaches and (ii) the sea and (b) to clean birds and animals affected by oil spills.
(41603)
6  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the deadlines for all payments to be made by his Department where annual claims are required; and if he will give the timescale for payment after receipt of claim for all other schemes.
(41608)
7  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the Common Fisheries Policy derogations relating to six and 12 mile limits; and what action he will take to provide a basis for future investment in new boats by inshore fishermen.
(41607)
8  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will examine the policies of the North West Arts Board towards the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster; and if he will make a statement.
(41666)
9  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the most appropriate way to support small equestrian establishments.
(41667)
10  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the average hourly rates of pay of employees of pre-school learning groups.
(41655)
11  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will publish the Green Paper on Child Care Strategies.
(41654)
12  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how he intends to allocate the £500,000 announced on 6th April for the purposes of stopping further closures of pre-schools; and how he will ensure that the money achieves his stated objective.
(41656)
13  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the future financial support from his Department for disabled persons and disability groups through the Access Committee for England.
(40559)
14  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the total level of grants made to convert housing to enable people with spinal cord injury to live in their own homes; and how many properties were converted in each year since 1990-91.
(40865)
15  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which body is responsible under section 89 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for the clearance of litter in Cambridgeshire on (a) the M11, (b) the A11, (c) the A14 and (d) the A10.
(41604)
16  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to standardise the lifebelt regulations for inshore fishing boats which also operate as pleasure boats.
(41606)
17  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many applications were made under section 91 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for the issue of litter abatement orders in (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) the Eastern Region and (c) England in the last year for which figures are available; and how many orders were made in each case.
(41605)
18  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the HSE Working Party on Freedom of Information Memorandum on Persistent Enquirers for Information, Special Monitoring, dated 18th December 1997.
(41601)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the future financial support from his Department for disabled persons and disability groups through the Access Committee for England.
(40558)
20  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 4th March, Official Report, column 664, if he will place in the Library his Department's latest assessment of the effect of the sale of excess reserves of (a) gold and (b) foreign currency by central banks participating in EMU on (i) world gold prices and (ii) international exchanges; and what assessment his Department has made of the need to modify Bank of England holdings of such prior to the settling of the Frankfurt reserves of the Central Bank.
(41509)
21  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for how long national mints of states participating in EMU will continue to print and mint distinctive national versions of the single currency; and what effect non-repatriation of banknotes to country of origin will have on this.
(41477)
22  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 7th April, Official Report, column 150, what quantity of the metal known as Nordic Gold will be required for the single currency coinage; and from what source it will be acquired.
(41579)
23  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 18th February, Official Report, column 689, to the honourable Member for Ludlow, what volume of bulk redistribution of euro banknotes he estimates will occur in the euro zone; and what factors will lead to such redistribution.
(41510)
24  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what requirements in respect of the protection of individual consumers will be placed on the Financial Services Authority.
(41390)
25  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the National Consumer Council regarding the establishment of the Financial Services Authority.
(41391)
26  
N  
Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the position of the United Kingdom with regard to the Euro-X Committee.
(40488)
27  
N  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications of the decision on which countries would enter EMU in the first wave for European political integrity.
(40526)
28  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to complete the responses to all the letters received from honourable Members prior to the Budget.
(41722)
29  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his policy towards the secondment of individuals from private companies to his Department.
(41068)
30  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role individuals on secondment from private companies to his Department have in advising Ministers; and what access such individuals have to Ministers on issues concerning their company.
(41072)
31  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many individuals are currently on secondment from private companies to his Department; and if he will list them, indicating their responsibilities.
(41073)
32  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when Lord Avebury's letter reporting allegations that arms had been flown from Bulgaria was (a) received at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) seen by officials in the Private Office of the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Manchester Central, (c) seen by officials in the private office of the Secretary of State, (d) seen by the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Manchester Central and (e) seen by the Secretary of State.
(41723)
33  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when Lord Avebury's letter reporting allegations that arms had been flown in from Bulgaria was drawn to the attention of the Foreign Office's legal advisers; and who recommended this course of action.
(41728)
34  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral Answer of 6th May Official Report, column 722, on arms sales to Sierra Leone, what the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Manchester, Central, was told on 1st May that he had not been told in mid-April relating to Sandline's involvement in Sierra Leone.
(41759)
35  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the procedures which officials must follow when asking for an inquiry by Customs and Excise officials.
(41727)
36  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the letters which his Department has received from Sandline's solicitors indicating in each case (i) the date, (ii) the date of the response, (iii) to whom it was sent and (iv) who replied to it.
(41726)
37  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral statement of the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Manchester, Central, of 12th March, Official Report, column 841, on the tribute paid by President Kabbah to the role of the British Government, if he will list the acts of support and assistance to which he understood President Kabbah to be referring.
(41760)
38  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what dates in 1998 (a) the issue of Sandline's involvement in Sierra Leone was discussed by ministers and (b) officials raised that issue with ministers.
(41725)
39  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those inquiries which were launched by his officials without his prior knowledge since 1st May 1997.
(41724)
40  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he plans to publish his annual report on strategic arms exports.
(41729)
41  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish details of the information received from Britain's High Commissioner to Sierra Leone relating to Sandline, indicating (a) the dates when information was received and (b) if the information was seen by (i) the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Manchester Central and (ii) the Secretary of State.
(41730)
42  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what departmental oral and written briefing material was submitted directly to him before 28th April concerning Sandline's involvement with arms sales to Sierra Leone.
(41600)
43  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which member of his private office is responsible for policy relating to arms sales to Sierra Leone.
(41609)
44  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what oral or written submissions he received from his Minister of State the honourable Member for Manchester, Central before 28th April concerning Sandline's involvement with arms sales to Sierra Leone.
(41598)
45  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which member of his private office was responsible for the safekeeping of the letter from Sandline's solicitors to the Foreign Secretary, noted by his special adviser on 28th April.
(41597)
46  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which of his departmental officials are specifically responsible for policy relating to arms sales to Sierra Leone.
(41596)
47  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the letter from Sandline's solicitors concerning arms sales to Sierra Leone, first noted by his special adviser on 28th April, was contained in a departmental file within a ministerial box.
(41599)
48  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 5th May to the honourable Member for Runnymede and Weybridge, Official Report, columns 347-8, concerning hospital waiting times, for how many trusts figures were supplied, what assessment he has made of the reliability and accuracy of the data he published on 1st April and if he will provide a breakdown of the ways in which the patients who had been on the waiting list for more than 18 months prior to 1st April were removed from the waiting list.
(41720)
49  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospitals whose accident and emergency departments have been (a) closed and (b) downgraded to Minor Injuries Clinics since 1st May 1997 which are subject to consultation which might lead to such closure or downgrading.
(41757)
50  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the hospitals and health units which have been closed since 1st May 1997 or which are subject to consultation which might lead to closure.
(41756)
51  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospitals or health units which have been subject to a major reduction in services provided on site.
(41758)
52  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which authority will make the final decisions regarding the boundaries of primary care groups, with particular reference to where centres of population are on the borders of a health authority area; and if it will be possible for a primary care group to cross health authority borders.
(41602)
53  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future financial support from his Department for disabled persons and disability groups through the Access Committee for England.
(40557)
54  
N  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients received treatment at Eastbourne District General Hospital in each of the last five years.
(41475)
55  
N  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients (a) are currently awaiting admission and (b) were awaiting admission on 1st May 1997 to Eastbourne District General Hospital.
(41468)
56  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th May, Official Report, columns 359-61, on prisoners, to what dates in 1998 the figures in Table A are provided.
(41354)
57  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make arrangements to pay interest on outstanding claims under the compensation scheme for both high and small calibre pistols.
(41798)
58  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many handguns are held as personal protection weapons in each region of the United Kingdom.
(41797)
59  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the prisoners convicted of terrorist offences who have been transferred from Great Britain to prisons in the Irish Republic indicating the (a) date of transfer, (b) date and length of sentence and the crimes of which they were convicted, (c) organisation to which they claimed allegiance and (d) date of release under the rules governing such release (i) in Great Britain prior to the Belfast Agreement, (ii) in Northern Ireland prior to the Belfast Agreement and (iii) under the terms of the Belfast Agreement.
(41663)
60  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers he has to act against individuals distributing (a) leaflets and (b) other items to those in vehicles on the highway.
(41792)
61  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with (a) the Building Societies Association and (b) the Bank of England about the Montserrat Building Society.
(41804)
62  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures she proposes to take to ensure that the work funded by the grant in aid to the British Council reflects her Department's aims of eliminating poverty in poorer countries; and if she will make a statement.
(41806)
63  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what actions she has taken and what actions she proposes to assist the Montserrat Building Society.
(41805)
64  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has held about the proportion of (a) the Commonwealth Fund for technical cooperation and (b) other Commonwealth activity financed by the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
(41807)
65  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list those persons and organisations recently consulted about the Tweed/Eye River protection order prior to his decision to revoke the order other than for those with angling interests in the Whiteadder area.
(41469)
66  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what factors led him to conclude that it was necessary to revoke the protection order covering the Tweed/Eye River system; and what account he took of recent discussions between interested parties in the Whiteadder area.
(41471)
67  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many responses to the consultation process on the operation of protection orders commenced in 1997 he has received; and how many of those responses referred to difficulties in the operation of the Tweed/Eye order.
(41473)
68  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will assess the advantages of introducing protection orders which allow him to deal separately with sections of rivers within the protection order area without disturbing the protection in other parts of the river system.
(41474)
69  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received from angling interests, other than those in the Whiteadder area, about riparian owners denying access to anglers in the Tweed/Eye River catchment area covered by the current protection order.
(41470)
70  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will delay the publication of the formal notice of his intention to revoke the River Tweed/Eye protection order until he is able to consider further representations on the implications of the revocation.
(41472)
71  
N  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many women in Scotland waited over (a) one month, (b) three months, (c) six months and (d) 12 months for breast cancer treatment in the year ended 31st March (i) 1996, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 1998.
(41721)
72  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 7th April, Official Report, column 224, on lone parents, if she will update that Answer to cover the period 21st July 1997 to 31st March 1998.
(40900)
73  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many policy reviews are currently being carried out within her Department; what is the cost to date of those reviews; and when each review is expected to report.
(40901)
74  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 21st April, Official Report, columns 604-5, on lone parents, how many lone parents who gained employment between 1st March and 31st March are now in receipt of income support and have no earnings.
(40952)
75  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will list the change in the expenditure on housing benefit accounted for by (a) growth in the number of claimants and (b) growth in the size of weekly benefit since 1992 on a United Kingdom basis and on the basis of each region and nation.
(41476)
76  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is her policy on the secondment of individuals from private companies to her Department.
(41069)
77  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what role individuals on secondment from private companies to her Department have in advising Ministers; and what access such individuals have to Ministers on issues concerning their company.
(41070)
78  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many individuals are currently on secondment from private companies to her Department; and if she will list them, indicating their responsibilities.
(41071)
79  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to review resale price maintenance on over-the-counter medicine prices.
(41578)
80  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Recreational Craft Directive on small traditional boat builders; and if she will make a statement.
(41665)
81  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, which Ministers have visited the principal applicant countries for EU membership over the past (a) six months and (b) 12 months; and if she will list the countries concerned.
(41247)
82  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list those countries other than EU members states and the principal EU applicant states which Ministers in her Department have visited in the past (a) six months and (b) 12 months.
(41246)
83  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to the oral statement of 6th April, Official Report, column 123, what recent representations she has received from honourable Members representing constituencies in the South East on manufacturing industry; and what response she has issued.
(41074)
84  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the recent proposals to bring Britain and the European Union closer to NAFTA.
(40503)
85  
N  
Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Môn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what provision is made for the educational needs of autistic children in each local authority area in Wales.
(40631)
86  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what criteria he uses to establish the need to request a review of local government boundaries.
(41796)
87  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many responses from Denbighshire community and town councils to his letter of consultation on the proposed boundary review of Llangollen dated 22nd August 1997 he had received prior to the reminder letter sent from his office on 2nd October 1997 extending the deadline to 18th October.
(41795)
88  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many responses from Wrexham community and town councils to his letter of consultation on the proposed boundary review of Llangollen dated 22nd August 1997 he had received prior to the reminder letter sent from his Office on 2nd October to Denbighshire town and community councils extending the deadline for replies to 18th October 1997.
(41793)
89  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, for what reasons no letter of reminder was sent to community councils in the Wrexham area following his request to them for their views on the boundary review of Llangollen and Llantysilio wards on 22nd August 1997.
(41794)
90  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list by unitary authority the incidence of breast cancer in women in Wales over the past three years.
(41790)
91  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will give a breakdown by age of the incidence of breast cancer in women in Wales over the last five years.
(41789)
92  
N  
Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many of his public appointments since 1st May 1997 have been in full accordance with the guidance from the Commissioner of Public Appointments; and if he will make a statement.
(41761)
93  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 6th May , Official Report, column 416, what flexibility is built into the leases he is proposing to take on Crickhowell House on behalf of the National Assembly as regards (a) break clauses, (b) privity of contract, (c) repairs and insurance and (d) permission to sub-let or assign.
(41771)
94  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what consultations he has had with the President of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales in relation to the closure of the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.
(41767)
95  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Ribble Valley of 5th May, Official Report, column 299, what is the estimated cost of adapting the computer mainframe room to become the temporary debating chamber of the National Assembly.
(41772)
96  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his Answer of 6th May, Official Report, column 416, what rent he has agreed for Crickhowell House for the next five years as a percentage of the rent currently paid by the market-tested sections of WHCSA occupying areas of Crickhowell House; and what are the two levels of rent expressed in pounds per square foot per annum.
(41770)
97  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what consultations he has had with the office staff of the Welsh Health Common Services Authority concerning (a) transfer arrangments to (i) the National Assembly and (ii) trusts and health authorities, and (b) where those staff currently working at Crickhowell House will work in future.
(41765)
98  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what consultations he has had with CADW in relation to the maintenance cost of the Pier Head building; what conclusions he has drawn as to the amount of useable office and meeting space in the Pier Head building; and what use he proposes to make of that space for Welsh Assembly purposes.
(41764)
99  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what consultations he has had with the President of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales concerning the provision of a suitable place for exhibiting the mediaeval ship recovered from Major Pill.
(41762)
100  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proposals he has for relocating the Legal Services Unit of Welsh Health Common Services Authority; and what amendments he proposes for its chain of command.
(41763)
101  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what is the total area of Crickhowell House occupied by (a) the Prescription Pricing Unit, (b) Information Technology and Health Solutions Wales Group and (c) Contracts and Supplies; and what is the rent paid per square foot where it differs from the rent level for Crickhowell House as a whole.
(41769)
102  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what costings he has obtained in relation to the deterioration of the foundations of the Pier Head building and the stability of the superstructure at the front end of the building; if the costs of shoring up the foundations are to be carried out by Grosvenor Waterside as a condition of the lease; and over what period of time the work will be carried out.
(41768)
103  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proposals he has to permit the successful architect in the RIBA competition for the design of the Welsh Assembly debating chamber to co-ordinate the design with that of the office building on the adjoining part of the Pier Head site.
(41766)
104  
N  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the legal obstacles to a system of twinning of constituencies for election to the Welsh Assembly; and what discussions he has had on this matter with the Lord Chancellor.
(41755)


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