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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 19 May 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 19 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 19 May, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Wednesday 20 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 19th MAY
1  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 13th May, Official Report, column 145, on quarantine kennels, what were the findings of his inspectors' visits to the quarantine kennels named in the television programme transmitted on 5th May; and what action will be taken by his Department as a result of those visits against (a) those responsible for the conditions and (b) his Department's veterinary officers.
(42688)
2  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42631)
3  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask Mr Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 28th April, Official Report, columns 65-7, on legal aid, if he will list for the named barristers the amount of public funds they gained from prosecution costs over the same period.
(42265)
4  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42637)
5  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42629)
6  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reply to the letter of 17th March from the honourable Member for Totnes, about Mrs K. Graymore and the Darmouth Royal Naval College.
(42696)
7  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42644)
8  
N  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will publish the Government's proposed National Childcare Strategy Consultation.
(42706)
9  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much has been spent in each of the last five years on the (a) printing, production and design and (b) distribution of his Department's publications for schools.
(42700)
10  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42633)
11  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what evaluation his Department has made of the medical effects of road humps on patients being transported by ambulance.
(42698)
12  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many responses he has received to the public consultation on his proposals for amendments to Approved Document B to the Building Regulations 1991; and if he will list the organisations and individuals who submitted these responses.
(42697)
13  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action his Department is taking to address the concerns of fire service and insurance organisations regarding the practice of some water companies of reducing mains water pressure in order to reduce leakage rates.
(42699)
14  
N  
Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to restrict the access of delivery vehicles to Central London during daylight hours.
(41846)
15  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what directions he has issued to local authority engineers to require them to be more conversant with the needs and safety requirements of powered two-wheel vehicles and pedal cycles when planning road layouts.
(42324)
16  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the contribution to (a) traffic congestion, (b) optimum land use and (c) pollution, which would be made by promoting use of powered two-wheel vehicles.
(42325)
17  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what mechanisms he has developed to ensure that local authorities receive adequate funding for road maintenance, with particular reference to repairing the types of damage which are hazardous to cycles and motorcycles.
(42326)
18  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th May, Official Report, columns 65-6, on freedom of information, what factors determine which enquiries are monitored.
(42687)
19  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about the future of the driving test examination centre serving Torbay and South Devon.
(42628)
20  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when a decision will be reached on the designation as shellfish waters of each of the remaining major estuaries in Devon; and what factors underlie the delays in reaching the decision to date.
(42624)
21  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what mechanisms are in place to ensure safety in the Severn Rail Tunnel; what improvements have been made recently to the track in the tunnel and fire safety arrangements; and what further improvements are planned.
(42701)
22  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the receipts generated by taxing child benefit at the higher rate where (a) one parent pays tax at the higher rate and (b) both parents pay tax at the higher rate and both pay tax on the child benefit.
(42703)
23  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households receive child benefit where (a) one parent pays tax at the higher rate and (b) both parents pay tax at the higher rate.
(42702)
24  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Financial Secretary to the Treasury declined to meet the officers of the Petrol Retailers Association to discuss the illegal importation of petroleum products into Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(42885)
25  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the amounts of motor fuels by type sold in Northern Ireland in each quarter of 1997 and the first quarter of 1998.
(42883)
26  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what investigations his Department has carried out into illegal importing of petroleum products from the Irish Republic into Great Britain in recent months.
(42886)
27  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he plans to raise the issue of the illegal importation of petroleum products into Northern Ireland at the Ecofin meeting on 19th May; and if he will make a statement.
(42882)
28  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the government of the Irish Republic on the illegal importation of petroleum products into Northern Ireland.
(42884)
29  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42643)
30  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times Lieutenant Colonel Spicer is recorded as having telephoned the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Africa Department (Equatorial) between 25th May 1997 and 24th April 1998; and on what dates.
(42689)
31  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much additional money the Government has made available to the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague since 1st May 1997.
(41284)
32  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Permanent Under Secretary was informed of Sandline International's allegation of his Department's officials' complicity in arms exports to Sierra Leone; and what form the information took.
(42694)
33  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many United Kingdom citizens convicted of murder or homicide abroad have been deported back to the United Kingdom in each year since 1990.
(41737)
34  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many United Kingdom citizens, convicted of criminal offences abroad, have been deported back to the United Kingdom in each year since 1990.
(41734)
35  
N  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution Her Majesty's Government is making to disaster relief in Sarno, Italy.
(42772)
36  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he took after he was informed on 6th February that military intervention was planned in Sierra Leone.
(42625)
37  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42639)
38  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 31st July 1997, Official Report, columns 608-10, concerning waiting lists, if he will supply the equivalent information for 1998-99.
(42707)
39  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry are registered with a dental practice.
(42476)
40  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of elderly people are liable to pay patient charges for dental treatment; and how much revenue is raised annually through dental charges to those of pensionable age (a) in Coventry and (b) in England.
(42478)
41  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will restore the re-registration period for dental services to 24 months.
(42477)
42  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of reports that the tobacco industry (i) recruited scientists from political and scientific committees, (ii) withheld scientific reports and (iii) corrupted data on the health effects of smoking.
(42771)
43  
  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that nurses staffing the NHS direct telephone advice line are trained in advising people on mental health issues and dealing with people who may have mental health problems.
(42876)
44  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he (a) sought and (b) received the advice of the National Blood Authority before taking the decision to source manufactured blood products from non-United Kingdom plasma.
(42861)
45  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he will take to ensure that imported plasma is safe; and what estimate he has made of the risk that it is not.
(42858)
46  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate the National Blood Authority has made of the probability of death resulting from (a) hepatitis and (b) HIV/Aids as a result of sourcing blood products from non-United Kingdom plasma.
(42856)
47  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the full text of the report of the Committee on the Safety of Medicines on which his decision to source manufactured blood products from non-United Kingdom plasma was based.
(42859)
48  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths have occurred in each of the last five years as a result of blood transfusions and faulty blood products; and if he will list the causes of death.
(42864)
49  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the Committee on the Safety of Medicines' estimate of the probability of contracting new variant CJD from blood products.
(42857)
50  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of the National Blood Authority in his decision to source blood products from non-United Kingdom plasma.
(42860)
51  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the possible increases in costs to the National Health Service from using non-United Kingdom plasma.
(42862)
52  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the decision to source manufactured blood products from non-United Kingdom plasma on the number of blood donors in the United Kingdom.
(42863)
53  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42634)
54  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance has been issued to health authorities about providing a choice of sources for family planning services; and when it was last issued.
(42887)
55  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list, by health authority, the number of objections which he has received since 1st January about reductions in family planning services.
(42888)
56  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is given to paramedics employed by NHS ambulance trusts in dealing with individuals suffering from allergic reactions to nuts; and if he will make a statement.
(42479)
57  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminals convicted abroad and deported back to the United Kingdom in the years 1990 to 1997 have re-offended.
(41735)
58  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminals convicted of murder or homicide abroad and deported back to the United Kingdom in the years 1990 to 1997 have re-offended.
(41736)
59  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from Professor Paul Wilkinson of the University of St. Andrews on the suitability of the proposed International Criminal Court for hearing cases involving the aut dedere aut judicare principle.
(41122)
60  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42635)
61  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Richmond Park concerning entry clearance officers in Columbo of 8th December 1997.
(42889)
62  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money was provided to President Kabbah's government in exile by her Department.
(42691)
63  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support and advice, other than financial assistance, was rendered to President Kabbah of Sierra Leone between 25th May 1997 and 10th March 1998 by her Department.
(42690)
64  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42640)
65  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's contribution to the drawing up of the Government's annual report of strategic exports.
(42872)
66  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the type of food and levels of supplies available for (a) adults and (b) children in Sudan.
(42871)
67  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of the accelerated programme of debt relief proposed under the Mauritius Mandate.
(42879)
68  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department gives to agencies providing trauma counselling in post-conflict situations.
(42873)
69  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with other Government departments on arrangements for the monitoring of arms export licences to less developed countries.
(42877)
70  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to the Indian government concerning its nuclear capability.
(42880)
71  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the IMF and World Bank concerning debt relief to Rwanda; and if she will make a statement.
(42878)
72  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many responses he has received to his consultation paper on legal aid reform.
(41293)
73  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his oral Answer to the honourable Member for Banff and Buchan of 21st April, Official Report, column 588, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the applicability of the proposed International Criminal Court to cases of international terrorism.
(41248)
74  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the 50 barristers who have received the largest sums of money, taking account of both defence and prosecution costs met from public funds, over the last three years.
(42266)
75  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how barristers' claimed hours of preparation are monitored; and what percentage of such claims are met without independent verification.
(42267)
76  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what were the final total costs of the Roger Levitt case broken down into (a) defence and (b) prosecution costs.
(42268)
77  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42636)
78  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the effect of the illegal importation of petroleum products into Northern Ireland on (a) ancillary industries, (b) rural employment and (c) the rural economy; and if she will make a statement.
(42890)
79  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons she declined to meet the officers of the Petrol Retailers Association to discuss the illegal importation of petroleum products into Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
(42881)
80  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if her Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42641)
81  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 16th December 1997, Official Report, column 265, on duty-free shopping, what estimate he has made of the potential number of job losses that will arise from the ending of the trade in duty-free goods; whether, during the UK presidency, the Commission carried out the proposed survey; and if he will make a statement.
(42343)
82  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Prime Minister, if his Office operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42627)
83  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when his Department's action plan for increasing the number of women holding public appointments will be published; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(42874)
84  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to reform the uniform business rate in Scotland.
(41275)
85  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many United Kingdom citizens convicted of criminal offences abroad and deported back to the United Kingdom in the years 1990 to 1997 have re-offended in Scotland.
(41738)
86  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many criminals convicted of murder or homicide abroad and deported back to the United Kingdom in the years 1990 to 1997 have re-offended in Scotland.
(41739)
87  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many United Kingdom citizens, convicted of murder or homicide abroad have been deported back to the United Kingdom and have come to reside in Scotland in each year since 1990.
(41740)
88  
N  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many United Kingdom citizens convicted of criminal offences abroad have been deported back to the United Kingdom and have come to reside in Scotland in each year since 1990.
(41741)
89  
N  
Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received about possible reorganisation of Scottish police forces.
(41274)
90  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the total acreage of derelict land in the City of Glasgow; what acreage is contaminated land; and what acreage of each is located in the Glasgow, Shettleston constituency.
(42854)
91  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much money from public funds has been allocated to Prestwick Airport since BAA sold it in 1992.
(42853)
92  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many blocks of multi-storey flats above 10 floors high there are in the City of Glasgow; what is the total number of housing units in these blocks; what percentage of the council's housing stock this represents; and how many flats in multi-storey blocks have been sold.
(42855)
93  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Scottish Homes regarding the condition and future of the multi-storey flats in Hutchesontown, Glasgow; and if he will make a statement.
(42865)
94  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many houses below the tolerable standard there are in each constituency in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(42866)
95  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42630)
96  
N  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if her Department will use its information technology network to co-ordinate payments made by different branches of her Department and its agencies in order to avoid overpayments of benefit.
(42045)
97  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what external legal advice she has taken concerning the compliance of the reduced earnings allowance with European law in relation to discrimination on the basis of gender.
(42123)
98  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if her Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42638)
99  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the officials who attended the Cross-departmental Restricted Enforcement Committee on 18th February.
(42695)
100  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, which departments are represented on the Restricted Enforcement Committee.
(42692)
101  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, on what dates since 1st May 1997 the Restricted Enforcement Committee has met; and on how many occasions the Committee has invited Her Majesty's Customs and Excise to commence an investigation into illegal arms exports in breach on UN Security Council resolutions.
(42693)
102  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what legal advice she has taken concerning the relevance of the special circumstances found to have held in the European Court Case C-333/94 P Tetra Pak v Commission to pricing strategies in the UK's daily broadsheet market.
(42612)
103  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is her policy towards the regulation of home worker schemes which require non-returnable registration fees; and if she will make a statement.
(42686)
104  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many applications for licences for the export of (a) paramilitary, (b) security and (c) police equipment to Indonesia have been (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) revoked since 20th March; and what was the export licence category in each case.
(42626)
105  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what surveys have been carried out by (a) the Government of the United Kingdom and (b) the European Union to establish the effect upon jobs of the proposed abolition of the duty-free trade; and if she will make a statement.
(42342)
106  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if her Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42632)
107  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when his Department's action plan for increasing the number of women holding public appointments will be published; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
(42875)
108  
N  
Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Môn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many health authorities in Wales funded hypnotherapy treatment in the last year for which figures are available.
(42480)
109  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if his Department operates a monitoring exercise of persistent enquirers for information.
(42642)
110  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met representatives of health boards and National Health Service trusts to discuss matters relating to Care in the Community programmes.
[Question Unstarred] (41249)
111  
N  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how much his Department spent in 1997-98 and plans to spend in 1998-99 on computer technology in (a) the magistrates' courts, (b) the county courts, (c) the Crown courts and (d) the High Court and Court of Appeal.
[Question Unstarred] (41285)
112  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much it would cost to double child benefit for all children under five years old based on a doubling of the current figure for (a) the eldest qualifying child and (b) each other child.
[Transferred] (42704)
113  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimates she has made of the receipts generated by removing the child benefit premium for the eldest child.
[Transferred] (42705)


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