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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 1 June 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 1 June 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 Monday 1 June, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Tuesday 2 June, 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.
 


 
MONDAY 1st JUNE
1  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to remove coast protection functions from coastal local authorities.
(43939)
2  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will issue guidance as to arrangements for the reporting of acts of intimidation by abattoir employers and owners against Meat Hygiene Service staff and veterinarians.
(43376)
3  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many incidents of intimidation, threats and bullying against representatives of the Meat Hygiene Service veterinarians by employees or owners of abattoirs have occurred in the last year.
(43375)
4  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make it his policy to close down abattoirs where Meat Hygiene Service staff or veterinarians have been subject to intimidation, bullying, or threats from abattoir owners or employees.
(43377)
5  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many incidents of intimidation, threats and bullying by owners or employees of abattoirs of Meat Hygiene Service staff and veterinarians have been referred to the police in the last year.
(43378)
6  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will establish an enquiry into the scale of bullying, threats and intimidation by abattoir owners or staff against Meat Hygiene Service staff or veterinarians.
(43380)
7  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in how many cases reports of bullying, intimidation and threats by staff or employees of abattoirs against veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Service staff have been referred to officers of the Crown Prosecution Service with a view to prosecution; and in how many cases prosecutions have taken place in the last year.
(43379)
8  
  
Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received from staff of the Meat Hygiene Service and veterinarians concerning bullying by owners and staff of abattoirs.
(43381)
9  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list his Department's bodies that have responsibility for food safety and hygiene; and if he will make a statement.
(43629)
10  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much was paid by the EU to subsidise the growing of tobacco in the last year for which figures are available.
 (A44034)
11  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list those hunt kennels that have been reported to his Department as having unsatisfactory SRM surveillance audits during (a) 1997 and (b) 1998; and if he will make a statement on the resultant health risk to animals.
(43744)
12  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement concerning his meeting with National Federation of Fisheries Organisations and the Scottish Fisheries Federation on 30th April; and what issues raised at that meeting will be taken forward to the next meeting of fisheries ministers.
(43872)
13  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 6th May, Official Report, column 421, if the common resource principle is part of Council Regulation EEC 3760/92.
(43816)
14  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what amendment to the Treaty of Rome established the without time limit derogation of national allocation of quota from the equal access principle.
(43819)
15  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimates his Department has made of the increased cost to the consumer if antibiotic growth promoters were banned in the production of poultry, pigs and beef.
(43793)
16  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what studies his Department has made of the experience of countries which have banned the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal husbandry.
(43792)
17  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimates he has made of the increased levels of (a) nitrates and (b) phosphates which will be excreted if antibiotic growth promoters are banned in the production of pigs, poultry and cattle.
(43791)
18  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received from fur breeders opposing the Government's policy on fur breeding.
(43710)
19  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice ADAS is currently giving fur factory farms with regard to investments in and improvements to their premises.
(43707)
20  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to implement the Council of Europe's recommendations regarding fur farming.
(43706)
21  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many mink and fox fur factory farms there are by county.
(43705)
22  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what guidance has been given to owners of fur factory farms with regard to the Government's policy on fur breeding.
(43704)
23  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many times fur factory farms have been visited so far this year, by county, by officials from the State Veterinary Service.
(43709)
24  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is his timetable for banning fur factory farming; and what factors govern this timetable.
(43708)
25  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42782)
26  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his policy on the proposed EU update to Directive 88/166/EEC regarding the welfare of hens.
(43886)
27  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the current welfare requirements for free range hens.
(43728)
28  
N  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement about the future of the Marine Research Laboratory in Burnham on Crouch.
(43209)
29  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on the proportion of Lottery funding awarded to youth clubs.
(43607)
30  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received regarding the Gordon Report on de-listing of sporting events.
(43675)
31  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been granted to Sportsmatch projects in Chorley; and if he will list these projects.
(43619)
32  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department has provided to Sportsmatch in each year of its operation.
(43575)
33  
N  
Ms Beverley Hughes (Stretford and Urmston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what public money is being provided to help libraries take advantage of new technology.
(41985)
34  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department's plan for tourism will be published.
(43650)
35  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will publish his decision on the recommendations of the advisory body on listed sporting events.
(43649)
36  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the results of the review of museum access will be made public.
(43652)
37  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the review of the Royal Opera House will be published.
(43666)
38  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to review the activities of the Arts Council.
(43653)
39  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he estimates analogue terrestrial broadcasts will cease in the United Kingdom.
(43659)
40  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department plans to publish a broadcasting consultation document.
(43651)
41  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the UK Sports Institute will open.
(43661)
42  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42778)
43  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures he has taken to support the British seaside tourist industry.
(43869)
44  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to issue licences for cub hunting on his Department's land; and what restrictions will be placed on these licences.
(43862)
45  
N  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters or commercial hirings he estimates would be required if a single Divisional HQ was established to cover Scotland and the north of England; what would be the capital value of these quarters if such an HQ were located in Scotland; and if the capital cost of the married quarters will be included in the estimates of the relative costs of establishing such an HQ in Scotland and in England.
(43991)
46  
N  
Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters and commercial hirings there are currently for soldiers working at UK Land Command's (a) 2 Div HQ and (b) Scottish District HQ; and what is the estimated capital value of the married quarters used by soldiers at the Scottish District HQ.
(43990)
47  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date Sandline started running the ECOMOG Air Operations Centre.
(43460)
48  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the air bases in the United Kingdom jointly used by the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
(43630)
49  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel were injured (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) abroad during (i) 1997, (ii) 1996 and (ii) 1995.
(43481)
50  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel who were injured (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) abroad during (i) 1997, (ii) 1996 and (iii) 1995 were forced through their injuries to leave the service.
(43480)
51  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Spanish naval personnel or Spanish fishery officers have been aboard British fishery protection vessels in each year between 1993 and 1997; which vessels were involved; and what were the dates and the duration of those visits.
(43873)
52  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of widows of servicemen imprisoned by Japanese forces during World War 2 (a) in total and (b) by constituency.
(43306)
53  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) servicemen and (b) civilians who were imprisoned or interned by Japanese forces during World War 2 (i) in total and (ii) by constituency.
(43305)
54  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Territorial Army headquarters Ministers have visited since 1st May 1997.
(43644)
55  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria are being used in the Strategic Defence Review to decide which Territorial Army battalions will continue.
(43628)
56  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to visit the 5th Shropshire and Herefordshire Battalion and the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry at the Copthorne barracks in Shrewsbury.
(43646)
57  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will assess the economic impact on Shrewsbury of the presence of the 5th Shropshire & Herefordshire Light Infantry and the Royal Mercian & Lancastrian Yeomanry.
(43611)
58  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the effect on the numbers of officers, soldiers and associated civilian staff of the amalgamation of the Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry and the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry to form the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry.
(43645)
59  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the cost of each Territorial Army battalion in 1997-98.
(43643)
60  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian staff are employed at the Copthorne barracks in Shrewsbury.
(43648)
61  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42783)
62  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the current capacity of the Defence Clothing Textile Agency to deliver the correct types of uniforms in the correct quantities for recruits to the armed forces.
(43729)
63  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th May, Official Report, column 322, concerning departmental energy use, if he will list for each site the (a) name and (b) rank of the Energy Manager; and what method is used to assess the individual's effectiveness in the collection of relevant data.
(43680)
64  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many members of the Better Regulation Task Force are representatives of (a) business, (b) enforcement agencies and (c) consumer and other non-government organisations; and if he will publish a comparable breakdown for the composition of the Deregulation Task Force in April 1997.
(43625)
65  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, how many civil servants work in the Better Regulation Department; and how many of them previously worked in the Deregulation Unit.
(43732)
66  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what inter-departmental meetings have been held to consider how severely-disabled people can be enabled to participate in Welfare to Work through having their clinically-assessed needs for indoor/outdoor powered wheelchairs met.
(43372)
67  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what contact his Department has had with the Department of Health concerning inter-departmental co-operation to enable severely-disabled people to participate in Welfare to Work.
(43371)
68  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what action his Department is taking to enable severely disabled people to participate in Welfare to Work.
(43374)
69  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what action his Department is taking to ensure that severely disabled people, with clinically-assessed needs for indoor and outdoor powered wheelchairs have these needs met to enable them to participate in Welfare to Work.
(43373)
70  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to introduce a national training framework for learning-support assistants.
(43884)
71  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the impact of his Department's proposals for higher education on the numbers of dental students; and what research his Department has evaluated on this matter.
(43019)
72  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what support he plans to make available to playgroups in the current financial year.
(43422)
73  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many and what proportion of (a) three year olds and (b) four year olds currently have nursery places in (i) Barnsley and (ii) Doncaster.
(43360)
74  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations have been received supporting single value funding for full-time students aged 16 to 19 years.
(43682)
75  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many nursery places were available for 4 year olds in Worcester in each year between 1979 and 1997.
(43681)
76  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many students undertook teacher training courses in each year since 1979.
(43676)
77  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the additional funding made available to Hereford and Worcester local education authority in 1997-98 and to Worcestershire local education authority in 1998-99.
(43730)
78  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of the financial assistance to purchase wheelchairs through Access to Work during the past five years has been spent on (a) indoor/outdoor powered wheelchairs and (b) manual wheelchairs.
(43937)
79  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the average cost of (a) all wheelchairs, (b) manual wheelchairs and (c) indoor/outdoor powered wheelchairs obtained through Access to Work in each of the last five years.
(43938)
80  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much financial assistance was given to purchase wheelchairs through Access to Work (a) in total and (b) broken down by Employment Service district in each of the last five years.
(43936)
81  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what procedures exist to monitor the receipt, processing and outcome of applications for financial assistance to purchase wheelchairs through Access to Work.
(43934)
82  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many applications have been (a) received and (b) accepted for financial assistance to purchase wheelchairs through Access to Work (i) in total and (ii) broken down by Employment Service district in each of the last five years.
(43935)
83  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will provide disability awareness/equality training to employers as part of the New Deal for Sick and Disabled People.
(43559)
84  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when his Department expects to make an announcement on the timetable for the implementation of part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(43594)
85  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what funding has been given to supported employment programmes for sick and disabled people since 1995-96 by the Employment Service.
(43555)
86  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will provide specialist advisers to the (a) post acute brain injured and (b) recovering mentally ill as part of the New Deal for Sick and Disabled People.
(43570)
87  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much money the Employment Service plans to invest in supported employment programmes for sick and disabled people in 1998-99.
(43556)
88  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will provide disability awareness/equality training to personnel in the Careers Service as part of the New Deal for Sick and Disabled People.
(43558)
89  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the regulations that have been amended or removed to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42784)
90  
  
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much was spent by the Further Education Funding Council in 1997-98 in support of students studying for accountancy qualifications.
(43432)
91  
  
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the current unit cost of providing Further Education Funding Council supported training for the (a) CIMA and (b) ACA accounting qualifications.
(43356)
92  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what arrangements he is making to transfer grant maintained schools back to the control of LEAs; when he expects this process will be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(43808)
93  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on integrating pupils with (a) severe learning difficulties, (b) moderate learning difficulties and (c) emotional behavioural difficulties into mainstream schools.
(43798)
94  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to speed up payments to voluntary sector organisations running projects under the European Social Fund.
[R] (43846)
95  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the costs were in each year since 1990 of administering European Structural Fund programmes in England.
[R] (43840)
96  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many permanent and short-term staff are employed by his Department to administer (a) the European Social Fund, (b) the European Regional Development Fund and (c) other European Structural Fund programmes in the United Kingdom.
[R] (43845)
97  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of his Department's preparedness to meet the 1st January 2000 start date for the Agenda 2000 Structural Fund Programme.
[R] (43838)
98  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will undertake a Quinquennial Review of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
(43631)
99  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if the European Voluntary Service will be eligible for the voluntary option of the New Deal.
(43968)
100  
  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate how many young people aged 18 to 24 years regarded by the Government as socially excluded are not eligible for the New Deal.
(43969)
101  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the cost and the number of staff to be involved in administering means tests for tuition fees for students from the EU.
(43974)
102  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 7th April, Official Report, column 228, on National Insurance, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Lifelong Learning will write to the honourable Member for Havant.
(43989)
103  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if sub-degree level higher education access courses will be covered by the New Deal as part of the education and training option.
(43971)
104  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of young people aged 18 to 24 years who have attended their first New Deal interviews have not then met a subsequent appointment as part of the New Deal.
(43881)
105  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each of the pilot areas for the New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds, how many of those eligible failed to join any of the four available categories.
(43369)
106  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to replace discretionary grants as a means of support for students wishing to take up courses of study at further education colleges; and if he will make a statement.
(43367)
107  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many participants in the New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds there were in each of the four categories available in each of the pilot areas.
(43368)
108  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the establishment of a stable training infrastructure for the United Kingdom printing, packaging and graphic communications industry.
(43444)
109  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the results of the Environment Agency's review of land spreading to be published.
(43467)
110  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on Government policy on sewage treatment of water released into inland waters.
(43547)
111  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on Government policy in relation to proposals from the Water Association to increase abstraction to meet demand in areas of water shortage.
(43548)
112  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the role of recycled domestic waste water from baths and sinks in reducing water consumption.
(43549)
113  
N  
Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when a decision will be made on the financing of the Dorchester Road Relief Road in Weymouth.
(43341)
114  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what response he has made to the recommendations of Age Concern's report, Disability Facilities, Grants and Older People.
(43162)
115  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the report of July 1996 produced by international experts within the framework of the International Programme of Chemical Safety has remained confidential; if he will (a) publish it and (b) place it in the Library; and if he will make a statement on its conclusions in respect of the impact on public health of chrysolite.
(43606)
116  
  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he plans to take to support the British merchant shipping industry, with particular reference to (a) encouraging investment and (b) increasing training.
(43975)
117  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what trunk road construction is scheduled to commence in the Greater London area during 1998; and what is the total cost of the work.
(43654)
118  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many miles of red route there are in the Greater London area.
(43655)
119  
  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to improve the consultative process conducted by British Railways Board prior to the selling off of disused railway land, including track bed and goods yards.
(43614)
120  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress is being made with regard to the proposed national cycle network; and what proposals he has for 1998-99 for the extension of cycle routes in the West Midlands Region.
(43016)
121  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much has been allocated to tackling homelessness in the West Midlands under the Rough Sleepers Initiative since 1990.
(43014)
122  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the letter of 10th November 1997 from the Minister for Transport in London to the honourable Member for Linlithgow (J/P50/10405/97), what is her Department's latest assessment of the development of air-bags for aircraft.
(44064)
123  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many motorists there were on British roads in (i) 1994, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1996 and (iv) 1997.
(43482)
124  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many drink-driving accidents occured in (i) 1994, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1996 and (iv) 1997.
(43483)
125  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many non-alcohol-related road accidents involving drugs occured in (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996 and (d) 1997.
(43479)
126  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many drink-driving related deaths occured in (i) 1994, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1996 and (iv) 1997.
(43484)
127  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will initiate a consultation exercise on town centre management.
(43731)
128  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will amend the road vehicle lighting regulations to allow the use of red, rear LED lamps emitting a flashing light.
(43679)
129  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received on amending the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, with particular reference to school crossing patrols.
(43678)
130  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to announce a decision on the A42 Normansheath bypass; and if he will make a statement.
(43382)
131  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will introduce measures to limit the generation of smoke from building products.
(44025)
132  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the timetable for implementing individual member state's new European Union standards relating to test methods used to determine the fire resistance of construction products.
(44023)
133  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the test method in British Standard 476 Part 33 permits the evaluation of the generation of smoke from building products; and what assessment he has made of the suitability of this as a performance standard for regulatory purposes.
(44024)
134  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the viability of regional airports of the abolition of duty free in the first year after abolition.
(43364)
135  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what regulations govern the import of the (a) hides and (b) trophies of (i) polar, (ii) brown, (iii) black and (iv) grizzly bears into the United Kingdom.
(43211)
136  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what regulations govern the use of endangered species in travelling circuses.
(43212)
137  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect on air fares of the abolition of duty free in the first year after abolition.
(43363)
138  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many motorists in England and Wales were involved in incidents involving fatal, serious and slight injury; and of these how many were found to have been disqualified from driving at the time of the incident, in the last year for which data are available.
(43988)
139  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will introduce measures to simplify the existing procedure for the diverting of rights of way.
(43420)
140  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assistance his Department gives to (a) railway companies. (b) passenger transport executives and (c) local authorities for opening new railway lines and stations.
(43419)
141  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the local planning authorities which have more than 10 years supply of land for new housing development.
(43856)
142  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the impact of planned new housing development on the demand for construction aggregate during the period for which total numbers of new houses have been specified.
(43826)
143  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of households formed in each region between 1991 and 1996 which were single-person households.
(43858)
144  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many dwellings could be accommodated on land already identified for new housing development in each English region.
(43854)
145  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the criteria used to select the chairmen of structure plan examinations-in-public.
(43851)
146  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on how to move away from a predict and provide approach to the planning of new housing development at a regional level.
(43853)
147  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for changes in the way in which chairmen for structure plan examinations-in-public are selected.
(43852)
148  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the guidance in Planning Policy Guidance note 3 Housing permits local planning authorities to make an allowance for windfall sites over one hectare when preparing (a) housing land availability studies and (b) development plans.
(43825)
149  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the local planning authorities which do not have a five-year supply of land for new housing development.
(43855)
150  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many houses have been completed on windfall sites of over one hectare in each region since 1991.
(43824)
151  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of new housing completed between 1991 and 1996 in each region has three or more bedrooms.
(43823)
152  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will provide the names, ages, career background and qualifications of the chairmen of structure plan examinations-in-public and of other panel members whom he and his predecessors have appointed in the last five years.
(43850)
153  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the local planning authorities where the number of new houses constructed has exceeded that in adopted development plans in the last 10 years.
(43857)
154  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the organisations which have been sent a copy of the statement, Planning for the Communities of the Future: Transitional Arrangements for Regional Planning Guidance and Development Plans, issued on 1st April.
(43827)
155  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many traffic accidents were recorded and in how many cases the driver at fault was found to have blood alcohol levels (a) over 80 mg per 100 ml, (b) betweeen 50 and 80 mg per 100 ml and (c) between 0 and 50 mg per 100 ml, in the last year for which figures are available.
(43839)
156  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on a timetable for repeal of section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988.
(43742)
157  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the disposal of paper pulp on agricultural land.
(43638)
158  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many breaches of regulations in respect of the disposal of paper pulp on agricultural land there have been in the last three years; and what action was taken against those responsible.
(43640)
159  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the environmental risks associated with the disposal of paper pulp on agricultural land.
(43639)
160  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, Official Report, column 218, what factors underlie the delay in replying to the letter from the honourable Member for New Forest East.
(43624)
161  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, Official Report, column 218, on what basis he stated that CND supported unilateral and multilateral disarmament.
(43623)
162  
  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 5th May, Official Report, column 311, if the number of 3,000 objections includes (a) petitions and (b) multiple signature letters; and if he will publish the number of individuals who have raised objections with him.
(43616)
163  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures he plans to use to ensure that within the Integrated Transport Strategy a proportion of journeys undertaken currently by motor cars will be undertaken by powered two-wheelers in future.
(42332)
164  
N  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to encourage young people to learn to use small-powered two-wheel vehicles, including power-assisted cycles, rather than motor cars; and if he will incorporate in the Integrated Policy for Transport mechanisms to enable young people to gain access to personal transport in this way.
(42333)
165  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will change the formulae for local government financial settlements for 1999-2000 to incorporate a sparsity factor for rural county councils.
(43384)
166  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to review proposals for improvements to the A49 between Ludlow and Shrewsbury.
(43383)
167  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to publish the result of the recent public inquiry into the planning application to develop a motorway service area at junction 8/9 on the M4.
(43214)
168  
  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to enlist the support of (a) the United Nations and (b) the European Union for measures to protect British seafarers against piracy; and if he will make a statement.
(44028)
169  
  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to complete the revision of and re-issue the Piracy and Armed Robbery Merchant Shipping Notice (No. 1517); and if he will make a statement.
(44027)
170  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will announce the timetable for publication of the consultation document containing draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations; and when he will publish the regulations.
(43554)
171  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42776)
172  
  
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of plans by Central Railway to increase the amount of freight carried through Ealing North and adjoining constituencies.
(43595)
173  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to extend the current bird registration scheme operated under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to include critically endangered species listed under CITES.
(43354)
174  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what system of monitoring is in place for the testing of (a) genetically-modified organisms and (b) the glufosinate selective project; and if he will make a statement.
(43978)
175  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will upgrade Tewkesbury Borough Council to total cost indicator band C from band D.
(43796)
176  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if parish and town councils have an automatic right of representation as part of the elected member element of the regional chambers.
(43797)
177  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the disposal of toxic waste from the Greenwich peninsula.
(42022)
178  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received about the operations of the NHBC.
(43868)
179  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the basis of Mr Mike Craven's involvement in the drafting of the Transport White Paper.
(43692)
180  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposal to site a prison at Middleton Sands, Morecambe on the (a) Morecambe and Heysham Local Plan and (b) draft Lancaster District Local Plan.
(43662)
181  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will review the Monopolies and Mergers Commission decision to accept BAA's figures on expenditure on Terminal 5 at Heathrow, allowing BAA to keep profits to pay for Terminal 5; and if he will make a statement.
(43442)
182  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will ensure that the consortium of local authorities opposing Terminal 5 at Heathrow are able to make closing submissions to the inquiry.
(43455)
183  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which employees of his Department appeared as expert witnesses for BAA at the public inquiry into Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
(43452)
184  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about problems encountered with the new air traffic control information technology system.
(43457)
185  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what groundwater resources in England are known to be contaminated with enteric bacteria and viruses; and what steps have been taken to identify the sources of that contamination.
(43965)
186  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to provide advice to local authorities on the problems associated with inadequate drains and private sewers.
(43967)
187  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when his Department responded to the Water Research Centre draft water industry specification for thermoplastic structured wall pipe systems for sewers; and if the Department's response will be made public.
(43962)
188  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to respond to the second report of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on Sewage Treatment and Disposal (HC266); and if he will make a statement.
(43964)
189  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 30th March Official Report, column 359. what research studies he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated to establish whether or not leakage from (i) public and (ii) private sewers, is likely to cause health or pollution problems.
(43963)
190  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has to review the law relating to sewers and drains and the controls relating to their construction, materials and maintenance.
(43966)
191  
N  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what figure has been (a) agreed and (b) paid in respect of compensation payments to tenderers for the DBFO project to build the Polegate Bypass.
(43202)
192  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Millennium Experience at Greenwich on the local transport system.
(42016)
193  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research has been undertaken to determine the consequences of the need for those computer systems that are required to be euro compliant also to be millennium compliant; and if he will make a statement on the outcome.
(43940)
194  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of making central government computer systems euro compliant.
(43941)
195  
N  
Mr Lawrence Cunliffe (Leigh):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the mortality rates for (a) heart disease, (b) lung cancer and (c) renal failure in (i) the National Health Service North-West Region and (ii) Wigan and Bolton health area.
(43308)
196  
  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the current status of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise investigation into the origin of certain Israeli exports to the United Kingdom; and if he will publish the results.
(43863)
197  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised from each of the taxes payable on each category of tobacco product in the last year for which figures are available.
(44006)
198  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total number of deaths in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland from methadone in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.
(44011)
199  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the parameters of the review into double tax relief for companies are that the relief should be revenue neutral.
(43572)
200  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list and place in the Library copies of papers and reports prepared for forthcoming meetings of the European Union Code of Conduct Group.
(43574)
201  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the (a) dates and (b) venues of future meetings of the European Union Code of Conduct Group.
(43573)
202  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of (a) non-taxpayers and (b) non-taxpayers aged over 65 years who did not reclaim a tax credit to which they were entitled on dividends paid in 1996-97; and if he will indicate the average amount not reclaimed and the saving to the Treasury.
(43339)
203  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the subjects for discussion at the next meeting of the European Union Code of Conduct Group.
(43571)
204  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what amount of tax was reclaimed on bank and building society interest by (a) all people and (b) people aged 65 years or over in 1996-97, indicating (i) the average, (ii) the medium, (iii) the smallest and (iv) the largest amount reclaimed.
(43338)
205  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the number of (a) people of all ages and (b) people aged 65 years or over who did not reclaim tax paid on bank and building society interest in 1996-97 and who were entitled to do so; and if he will indicate the average amount not reclaimed.
(43340)
206  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the statistics produced by the International Monetary Fund for the purposes of measuring the ratio of debt to Gross Domestic Product are on the same basis for each EU country.
(43871)
207  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his policy towards recent actions by the Government of the Republic of Ireland in respect of the abolition of duty free sales.
(43163)
208  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue would be lost by reducing the rate of VAT on refurbishment and conversions of existing dwellings from 17.5 per cent. to five per cent.
(43860)
209  
  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue would be generated by introducing value-added tax on (a) new construction and (b) new housing at a rate of five per cent.
(43859)
210  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will draw up plans to support the ferry industry and the ports of Ramsgate and Dover if duty free sales are abolished in the European Union.
(43795)
211  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action officials in his Department are taking to make information on the burden of indirect taxes on household types more meaningful and reliable.
(43986)
212  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to publish more meaningful and reliable information on the burden of indirect taxes on household types.
(43979)
213  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his policy not to supply factual information requested by honourable Members if that information would be liable to misinterpretation.
(43980)
214  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the total number of individuals paying any part of their income tax at the lower rate of income tax in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98 and (c) 1998-99.
(43985)
215  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he first instructed officials in his Department to consider ways in which information on the burden of indirect tax on household types could be made more meaningful and reliable.
(43984)
216  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend Table 1.3 in the 1998 Financial Statement and Budget Report entitled, The Budget Measures, to each of the tax years 2001-02 indexed and 2002-03 indexed.
(43987)
217  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the total number of individuals paying any part of their income tax at the higher rate of income tax in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98 and (c) 1998-99.
(43983)
218  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the total number of income tax payers in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98 and (c) 1998-99.
(43981)
219  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the total number of individuals paying any part of their income tax at the basic rate of income tax in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98 and (c) 1998-99.
(43982)
220  
  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he intends to adopt proposals by the European Commission for a minimum tax on income from savings and investments; and what other measures of tax harmonisation are being considered.
(43746)
221  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the number of individuals affected by the proposed abolition of retirement relief.
(43618)
222  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the results of the consultation exercise on changes to capital gains tax before consideration of the relevant clauses in the committee stage of the Finance (No.2 ) Bill.
(43295)
223  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the estimated saving to the Treasury from the proposed abolition of bed and breakfasting in respect of Capital Gains Tax; and how many savers he estimates currently take advantage of this facility.
(43613)
224  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many registered businesses in the United Kingdom he estimates have a value of £250,000 or less.
(43612)
225  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for the total level of the local government financial settlement for 1999-2000.
(43353)
226  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 30th April, Official Report, column 454, if he will list the real interest rates in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) the USA, (c) Germany and (d) Japan, defined as actual interest rates less the rate of inflation for these countries.
(43443)
227  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42787)
228  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the United Kingdom representatives at the (a) World Bank, (b) IMF and (c) African Development Bank will ensure that the multilateral institutions pursue lending policies which take a realistic account of the ability of the debtor government to repay.
(43471)
229  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to write off the remaining debts owed by heavily-indebted poor countries to the United Kingdom Government.
(43469)
230  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a breakdown of the United Kingdom's contributions to the European Union for (a) 1996-97 and (b) 1997-98, and the estimated contributions for (i) 1998-99 and (ii) 1999-2000.
(44022)
231  
  
Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the Council meeting of the Economic and Finance Ministers of the European Union held on 19th May.
(43749)
232  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussion of the five points of the Mauritius Mandate occurred at (a) the Finance Ministers' meeting and (b) the G8 summit; and if he will make a statement.
(43837)
233  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions were held regarding the six-year qualification period for the HIPC initiative at (i) the Finance Ministers' meeting and (ii) the G8 summit.
(43836)
234  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what initiatives the G8 Summit discussed regarding the impact of the Asian financial crisis on the poor; and what proposals were made.
(43733)
235  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the government's of (a) Japan and (b) Germany with regard to debt relief.
(43735)
236  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the G8 Finance Ministers regarding the sale of IMF gold stocks to fund Third World debt relief.
(43734)
237  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he will take to ensure that the delivery of the Government's inflation target is subject to the Government's objectives for employment and growth.
(43970)
238  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the African countries in which there are no local facilities for applicants for United Kingdom visas to be interviewed, indicating in each case the country to which applicants must travel for interview.
(43690)
239  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what facilities for representation and consular services on behalf of Her Majesty's Government operate in Conakry, in Guinea; and if staff or premises were made available to Britain's High Commissioner to Sierra Leone during his evacuation to Conakry.
(43691)
240  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Norwich South, of 19th May, Official Report, column 362, if the briefings supplied to ministers on Sierra Leone contained information pertaining to the five intelligence reports on the supply of military equipment to Sierra Leone.
(44036)
241  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the occasions on which Mr Peter Penfold visited the offices of Sandline International since 1st May 1997.
(43207)
242  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the occasions on which his Department's Overseas Visitors Unit arranged calls by President Kabbah of Sierra Leone on Sandline International during his visits to the United Kingdom since 1st May 1997.
(43206)
243  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those states in conflict which have received (a) toxicological agents and (b) baton rounds since 1st May 1997; when the licence was granted; and when the delivery took place.
(43475)
244  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards an agreed EU Code of Conduct on arms sales; and if he will make a statement.
(43865)
245  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the French Government over the disappearance of British citizen Clive Allison in Lyons on 25th April and subsequent events.
(43359)
246  
N  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will seek reports upon the steps taken by (a) the British Consulate in Lyons and (b) the French authorities following the reported disappearance of British citizen Clive Allison in Lyons on 25th April; and if he will make a statement.
(43358)
247  
  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on action being taken to implement the arrest warrants against Fidel and Carlos Castano Gil, in respect of the assassinations of two CINEP human rights workers on 19th May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(43973)
248  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures have been taken by the Colombian Government to implement the recommendations made in the Report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 54th Session of the UNHCR.
(43947)
249  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent trends in human rights violations in Colombia; and what representations he has made to the Colombian government on this issue.
(43948)
250  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the search of the Justice and Peace Office in Bogota on 13th May by the Colombian Army's Special Anti-Guerrilla Forces.
(43946)
251  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on actions taken to reduce nuclear testing in South Asia following the Indian nuclear test.
(43945)
252  
  
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many references were made to the Restricted Enforcement Unit during the two years up to 18th February concerning breaches of regulations arising from a United Nations resolution, reinforced by British law, relating to the export of arms.
(43686)
253  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement during the United Kingdom presidency of the EU on the European Union's position on the export by Israel to Europe of goods originating in Jerusalem.
(43834)
254  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representatons he has made during the United Kingdom presidency of the EU to the governments of (a) France and (b) Belgium concerning domestic ratification of the EU-Israel Association Agreement.
(43832)
255  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken during the United Kingdom presidency of the EU to increase the prosperity of the Palestinian people.
(43833)
256  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to review the operation of the EU-Israel association agreement during the United Kingdom presidency of the EU.
(43828)
257  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made during the UK presidency of the EU to the European Commission concerning Israeli implementation of the EU-Israel association agreement.
(43829)
258  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made during the United Kingdom presidency of the EU to Israel concerning the EU-Israel Association Agreement.
(43830)
259  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with other EU governments during the United Kingdom presidency concerning the EU-Israel Association Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(43831)
260  
N  
Mr Douglas Hogg (Sleaford and North Hykeham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 21st May, Official Report, column 525, on what dates the telegram of 6th February was copied to (a) his private office and (b) the Minister of State, the honourable Member for Manchester Central; and if it was drawn to (i) his and (ii) the Minister of State's attention.
(43976)
261  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the resolution by the European Parliament calling for a United Nations commission of inquiry into Tibet.
(43164)
262  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that fur coats offered for sale in the United Kingdom, made from the skins of animals trapped using the steel-jawed leg-hold traps, bear a label carrying that information; and if he will make a statement.
(43960)
263  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list each visit made to the Turks and Caicos Islands by (a) ministers and (b) officials of his Department since 1990.
(43425)
264  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information is available from British Consular offices in North America to potential investors in British Dependent Territories in the Caribbean.
(43423)
265  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans (a) he and (b) other Ministers have to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands.
(43427)
266  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to review the procedures whereby grant support to the Dependent Territories is administered.
(43474)
267  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much grant support was given to the Turks and Caicos Islands in each year since 1994-95.
(43426)
268  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress made in his review of the future status of Britain's Dependent Territories.
(43446)
269  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations he has had with the governments of (a) the British Virgin Islands (b) the Cayman Islands and (c) the Turks and Caicos Islands on his proposals for their future status and citizenship.
(43447)
270  
  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on support for the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist them in dealing with large-scale unauthorised immigration from Haiti; and what response he has made.
(43424)
271  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42775)
272  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance has been given to the Thailand government to prevent cross border incursions by the Burmese military.
(43470)
273  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Slough on defence exports of 18th May, Official Report, column 265, if he will make a statement on the means by which the monitoring and assessment policy was applied to each item authorised for sale to Indonesia since 1st May 1997.
(43450)
274  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when Her Majesty's Government first learned that India was about to test nuclear weapons this year.
(43451)
275  
N  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress is being made on the implementation of the interim agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the EU and Israel in respect of verifying the accuracy of the labelling of goods as Made in Israel; and if the agreement will prohibit the labelling of goods produced in part or wholly in (a) illegal Israeli settlements, (b) East Jerusalem, (c) the Golan Heights, (d) the West Bank and (e) the Gaza Strip as Made in Israel.
(43351)
276  
N  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress is being made on the implementation of the interim agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the EU and Israel in respect of monitoring human rights abuses in the occupied territories and the Israeli government response to those abuses.
(43352)
277  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the information provided by the Government to schools on (a) the EU and (b) the euro, seeks to set out both the costs and the benefits of each.
(43790)
278  
  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current situation in Cyprus and the initiatives being taken by his Department to resolve the conflicts on that island.
(43743)
279  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to the United Nations regarding the withdrawal of the United Nations investigation team from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(43727)
280  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will urge the United Nations to appoint a special rapporteur on Algeria with a mandate to co-ordinate an investigation into the massacres and other human rights abuses there.
(44065)
281  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the latest inspection of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq since the last agreement was reached; and what estimate has been made of the amount of such weapons left.
(43337)
282  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many persons who applied to serve as non-executive directors or as chairpersons to NHS trusts in North East England, excluding Yorkshire, were (a) unsuccessful and (b) not appointed to any position; how many of the unsuccessful candidates were (i) female, (ii) from ethnic minorities or (iii) worked in health professions or occupations.
(43820)
283  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) address disparities between health authorities in the provision of (i) indoor outdoor powered wheelchairs and (ii) vouchers by wheelchair services.
(43441)
284  
  
Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department is taking to implement the recommendations of the Department of Health-funded paper, National Prosthetic and Wheelchair Services Report 1993-96, with particular reference to those for (a) a mechanism to provide a national focus on wheelchair services and (b) an auditing procedure by which wheelchair services can measure their effectiveness.
(43370)
285  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue further guidance on the weight which purchasers are required to give to the views of disabled people and their families when evaluating options for providing social care for people with learning disability who have been in long-stay residential hospital provision; and if he will make a statement.
(43299)
286  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to promote independent mobility for disabled people.
(43355)
287  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response he has made to the recommendations of Age Concern's report, On Your Feet: Older People and NHS Chiropody Services.
(43161)
288  
  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the net ingredient cost for preparations used in the treatment of asthma (a) in total, (b) per health authority and (c) per head of population per health authority in each of the last five years.
(43642)
289  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 19th May, Official Report, column 353, on hospital waiting lists, what information is held centrally; and for what reasons the information requested was available for 1996-97 and 1997-98.
(43357)
290  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the guidance issued by his Department in respect of the Children Act 1989.
(43296)
291  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many local government secure beds are available in London for females under 18 years of age.
(43641)
292  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paediatric physiotherapists are employed by each NHS trust in London; and how many posts are currently vacant.
(43882)
293  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he will take to ensure that those patients who need assistance in feeding themselves obtain it; and if he will make a statement.
(43459)
294  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are currently being taken to promote a higher rate of breastfeeding.
(43609)
295  
N  
Mr Lawrence Cunliffe (Leigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the incidence is per 1,000 population of (a) lung cancer, (b) other forms of cancer and (c) kidney disease in (i) the National Health Service North-West Region and (ii) Wigan and Bolton health area.
(43309)
296  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the current average waiting list for NHS drug treatment services.
(43849)
297  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 19th May, Official Report, column 352, what percentage of the total number of drug users of (a) cannabis, (b) ecstasy and (c) heroin he estimates are in contact with drug treatment services.
(43890)
298  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what sums the Government has allocated to drug treatment services specialising in (a) alcohol and (b) illegal drugs in each of the last five years.
(43670)
299  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many whole-time equivalent consultants in occupational health are employed in each National Health Service region.
(43741)
300  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list all National Health Service trusts that have been found to be in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 since 1991; and if he will make a statement.
(43738)
301  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the National Health Service trusts in each region with access to an occupational health service, indicating which are led by a consultant in occupational health.
(43739)
302  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if National Health Service commissioners are required to stipulate health and safety performance standards in their contracts with NHS trusts.
(43737)
303  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many unfilled (a) consultant and (b) approved training posts there are in occupational health in each National Health Service region.
(43740)
304  
  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many retirements on the grounds of ill-health there have been from the NHS Pension Scheme in each of the last five years.
(43885)
305  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consultations were held with user groups in advance of communication of the Health Service Circular, Wheelchair Voucher Scheme: funding in 1997-98 and 1998-99 (HSC 1998/004).
(43867)
306  
  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will announce what input users will have into the new National Health Service frameworks.
(43866)
307  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to monitor (a) links between human TB and bovine TB and (b) the incidence of TB; and if he will make a statement.
(43683)
308  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the terms of reference for the recently announced review of histopathology at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital; and if he intends to widen the scope of the review.
(43794)
309  
  
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors underlie the differences between his Answers of 16th February, Official Report, column 494 and 13th March, Official Report, column 377, in respect of the number of inquiries under way into homicides committed by mentally-ill people.
(43977)
310  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make emergency contraception more widely available in the United Kingdom.
(43702)
311  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to publicise the availability of emergency contraception.
(43703)
312  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from what sources emergency contraception can currently be obtained.
(43701)
313  
  
Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons emergency contraception pills are classified as prescription only medicines.
(43700)
314  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what are the circumstances in which his Department advises that the pertussis vaccine should not be administered to a baby.
(43205)
315  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Licensing Medicines for Children Report of May 1996, produced by the joint working party of the British Paediatric Association and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, on the development of medicines for children; and if he will make a statement.
(43822)
316  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines are issued to health practitioners on the use of the pertussis vaccine on babies; and what are the recognised side-effects of the vaccine.
(43203)
317  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate the newly-established system for licensing medicines for the treatment of children in the United States of America and the advantages and disadvantages of such a system for the United Kingdom.
(43821)
318  
N  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases have been recorded since 1987 of brain damage or blood poisoning which (a) have been attributed to the pertussis vaccine and (b) are claimed to be attributable to the pertussis vaccine but are yet to be determined.
(43204)
319  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts in the South Thames Region have, as respondents, made applications in the past year to have industrial tribunal hearings held in camera; and what legal costs have to date been incurred in respect of each application.
(42494)
320  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications in respect of unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal are outstanding in relation to (a) health authorities and (b) health trusts in the North Thames Region and South Thames Region; and to which authorities and trusts they relate.
(42492)
321  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which trusts in the North Thames Region have, as respondents, made applications in the past year to have industrial tribunal hearings held in camera; and what legal costs have been incurred in respect of each application.
(42493)
322  
  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he proposes to reduce the working hours of hospital doctors; and if he will make a statement.
(43689)
323  
  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were the average hours worked each week by hospital doctors in (a) the North Thames Region and (b) the South Thames Region in (i) the last year for which figures are available and (ii) each of the previous 10 years.
(43688)
324  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many assaults on staff in NHS (a) London and (b) South East hospitals have resulted in serious injury or death of members of staff in the last 10 years.
(43449)
325  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the proposed ban on tobacco sponsorship will be introduced.
(43745)
326  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the office responsible for the performance of wheelchair services in (a) each health authority, (b) each NHS region, (c) the NHS Executive and (d) central Government.
(43208)
327  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions Ministers and officials have had with user organisations on their concerns about performance management of the wheelchair service.
(43216)
328  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken to address the concerns of user organisations about the management performance of the separate funding schemes for indoor and outdoor powered wheelchairs and vouchers.
(43215)
329  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, Official Report, column 265, what factors underlay the delays in considering proposals put forward by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority.
(43366)
330  
  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the duty presently imposed on general practitioners by Paragraph 43 of the NHS Terms of Service will also be imposed on general practitioners who are part of a primary care group; if he will ensure that general practitioners in a primary care group are protected from litigation by patients for refusal to supply a drug solely on the grounds of cost; and if he will make a statement.
(43365)
331  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans she has to extend the voucher scheme for manual wheelchairs to the provision of indoor outdoor powered wheelchairs.
(43567)
332  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures have been taken to monitor spending on (a) indoor outdoor powered wheelchair funding schemes and (b) the voucher funding schemes for manual wheelchairs.
(43568)
333  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the budget for the voucher scheme for manual wheelchairs is ring-fenced.
(43569)
334  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the regulations that have been amended or removed to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42786)
335  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to respond to the proposal for a special payment scheme for haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis through NHS tests treatment.
(43465)
336  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response he has made to the recommendations of Age Concern's report, On Your Feet, published in March 1998.
(44004)
337  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to make occupational health services available to staff working in primary care.
(43601)
338  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will require general practitioners to make information publicly available as to whether they are prepared to refer women for abortion.
(43602)
339  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will replace the current assurances for private hospitals providing abortion with guidelines that will apply to both NHS and private services.
(43603)
340  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to ensure that the guidance, Occupational Health Services for NHS staff 94(51), is being implemented in each NHS trust.
(43598)
341  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the inquiry into health inequalities will include an investigation of inequalities in abortion services.
(43597)
342  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of United States pilot projects allowing pharmacists to prescribe emergency contraception within protocols agreed with local doctors.
(43456)
343  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that women at risk of unwanted pregnancy use emergency contraception.
(43453)
344  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make emergency contraception available through (a) pharmacy prescription and (b) pharmacies without prescription.
(43454)
345  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidelines the NHS Executive has issued concerning procedures for health authority and NHS trust consultations with user groups.
(43817)
346  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Amber Valley, of 11th May, Official Report, column 39, if he will list the issues whose consideration is delaying his response on the question of compensation for haemophilia sufferers infected with hepatitis C through NHS treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(44063)
347  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance the NHS Executive has issued on procedures for users to chair health authority and NHS trust user groups.
(43818)
348  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision has been made for meeting staff costs over the life of each of the Private Finance Initiative contracts undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) the Prison Service; and if he will make a statement.
(43428)
349  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the (a) current and (b) target ratio of staff to 15 to 16 year old inmates in the juvenile wing, of Feltham Young Offenders' Institution.
(43362)
350  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hours per day (a) 15 and (b) 16 year old inmates of Feltham Young Offenders' Institution spend locked in their cells.
(43361)
351  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria will be used in evaluating bids by companies to manage electronic monitoring arrangements for home detention and community orders.
(43877)
352  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many curfew orders backed by electronic tagging have been made by the courts in the pilot areas of (a) Norfolk and East Anglia, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Reading and Berkshire since the trial commenced in July 1995; how many have been (i) completed satisfactorily and (ii) breached; and how many are still current.
(43880)
353  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the number of incidents of self harm by (a) 15 and 16 year olds on remand in adult prisons and (b) other offenders aged under 21 years in custody which go unreported.
(43835)
354  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the estimated annual cost of running (a) home detention orders and (b) community curfew orders backed by electronic tagging.
(43876)
355  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the current average cost of a curfew order backed by electronic tagging in (a) Norfolk, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Reading.
(43879)
356  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when it is planned to extend curfew orders on a national basis; and which companies will be competing for the contract.
(43878)
357  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research is being evaluated by his Department into the reporting of incidents of self harm by young prisoners.
(43875)
358  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what categorisation his Department has made of sex offenders to indicate the estimated degree of risk each one poses to the public; and if he will make a statement.
(43711)
359  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to ensure uniformity of sentences for similar offences in different areas; and if he will make a statement.
(43610)
360  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Data Protection Registrar's proposal that the Security Services should register under the Data Protection Act 1984.
(43458)
361  
N  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, over what period, and at what cost the West Midlands Probation Service and its partners are piloting the PHOENIX system to provide access to the national police computer.
(43461)
362  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 14, (ii) 15, (iii) 16, (iv) 17 and (v) 18 years were held in prisons on 1st May.
(43656)
363  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions of motorists for driving a motor vehicle while using a mobile telephone there were in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(43632)
364  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women from ethnic minorities were serving in the Metropolitan Police Force on 1st May.
(43657)
365  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women committed suicide in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last three years.
(43664)
366  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police man hours were involved in enforcing the current speed limits in Lancashire in the years (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996 and (d) 1997; and how many convictions resulted from this.
(43477)
367  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police man hours were involved in enforcing the current drink driving laws in Lancashire in the years (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996 and (d) 1997; and how many convictions for drink-related offences resulted from this.
(43478)
368  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what were the running costs in the past two years, and what are the forecast running costs over the next four years, of (a) Cardiff Prison and (b) Parc Prison, Bridgend.
(44009)
369  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are made when assistance is provided by state prisons to private prisons for (a) controlling riot situations and (b) other purposes.
(44008)
370  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the total prison population expressed as a percentage of total prison capacity.
(44010)
371  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what instructions he has issued to the Immigration Service regarding arrangements for asylum seekers to be represented at interviews held at ports.
(43464)
372  
  
Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Nigerian nationals applied for entry clearance to come to the United Kingdom as visitors; how many visitor visas were issued; and how many recipients of those visas returned to Nigeria before their visas expired in (i) 1994, (ii) 1995, (iii) 1996 and (iv) 1997.
(43336)
373  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the prices received by the Prison Service for each of its properties sold in the Mede, Freckleton, this year to date and in each of the last five years, identifying the house concerned by number and indicating if it was bricked or unbricked.
(43870)
374  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in what percentage of road accidents involving one or more (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) slight injuries at least one driver or rider was convicted of a road traffic offence, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(44000)
375  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of convictions for road traffic offences heard in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts related to incidents involving one or more fatal, serious or slight injuries, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(44001)
376  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) male and (b) female motorists aged (i) 17 to 24, (ii) 25 to 59 and (iii) 60 years and over were convicted in relation to motoring of (1) causing death or bodily harm, (2) dangerous driving, (3) alcohol or drug-related offences, (4) careless driving, (5) speed limit offences and (6) offences related to neglect of traffic directions, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(43997)
377  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was total spending on road policing by (a) police forces in England and Wales and (b) each individual police force in the latest year for which figures are available; what such spending was as a proportion of the total spending on policing in each case; and what guidance his Department gives to police authorities on the proportion of overall spending which should be allocated to road policing.
(43995)
378  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many random roadside checks were carried out by police on motorists; and how many of these motorists were driving whilst disqualified, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(43996)
379  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines were issued for motoring offences; and of these how many (a) were paid without a reminder, (b) were paid after a reminder and (c) remained unpaid after 12 months in 1996.
(43994)
380  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions motorists were found guilty of a motoring offence for which they had (a) already received a written warning during the previous three years and (b) already been convicted in the previous three years, in the latest year for which figures are available.
(43999)
381  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions motorists were issued with a written warning for a motoring offence for which they had already received a written warning during the latest year for which figures are available and the previous three years.
(43998)
382  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the regulations that have been amended or removed to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42785)
383  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the estimated cost of conversion of the former holiday camp at Middleton Sands, Morecambe, to a temporary prison, separately identifying costs of improvements to the access road and environmental improvements to the site.
(43658)
384  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the proposed temporary prison at Middleton Sands, Morecambe will close.
(43663)
385  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the evacuation plans are in the event of a nuclear emergency at either of the nuclear power stations at Heysham for the prisoners who would be housed in the proposed prison at Middleton Sands, Morecambe; and if he will make a statement.
(43861)
386  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research has been carried out by his Department regarding the likely effect on the local tourism industry at Morecambe if the proposal to site a temporary prison there is implemented.
(43660)
387  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he received a request from the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the honourable Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne North, to reply to a query regarding visas for Turkish Cypriots entering the United Kingdom; when he received a letter on the same subject dated 4th February from the Right honourable Member for Strangford; and if he will make a statement.
(44030)
388  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to clarify the law on the use of children in test purchases of alcohol.
(44032)
389  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to introduce legislation to prevent adults from buying alcohol on behalf of unsupervised children.
(44033)
390  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he has taken to ensure the enforcement of the Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997.
(44038)
391  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is taking to prevent indoor retail outlets trading on Easter Sunday.
(44031)
392  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, as representing the House of Commons Commission, if any legal actions are in progress against the Corporate Officer of the House arising out of the construction of Portcullis House; and if he will make a statement.
(43883)
393  
  
Mr Donald Anderson (Swansea East):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the current humanitarian situation in North Korea.
(43712)
394  
  
Mr Donald Anderson (Swansea East):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what revision of her current policies towards North Korea will result from the recent visit to that country by officials from her Department leading an EU team.
(43713)
395  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has made to the G8 countries, in respect of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
(43018)
396  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy towards the use of export subsidies.
(43635)
397  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress was made at the G8 Summit in Birmingham on (a) the multilateral untying of aid and (b) the phasing out of export subsidies.
(43636)
398  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the meetings which she has had since 1st May at which the multilateral untying of aid was on the agenda.
(43637)
399  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the multilateral untying of aid was on the agenda of the G8 Summit in Birmingham; and if she will make a statement.
(43634)
400  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with representatives from other G8 countries concerning the multilateral untying of aid.
(43633)
401  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the aid programmes in Eastern Myanmar and Western Thailand supported by her Department.
(43864)
402  
  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what guidelines are followed by the Public Trust Office on consulting relatives when a transfer of receivership is proposed.
(43673)
403  
  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many clients under the supervision of the Public Trust Office have suffered financial losses under its supervision in each year since 1990.
(43671)
404  
  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the number of clients under the supervision of the Public Trust Office in each year since 1990.
(43672)
405  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to review the operation of the Public Trust Office.
(43887)
406  
  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list how many times a complaint against the Public Trust Office has been referred to the Parliamentary Commissioner; and how many were upheld, for each year since 1990.
(43685)
407  
  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many complaints were received by (a) the Public Trust Office and (b) his Department in respect of the operation of the Public Trust Office in each year since 1990.
(43674)
408  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what progress is being made on the building of a new magistrates' court in Worcester.
(43724)
409  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what checks are made by the Court of Protection before approving a loan.
(43955)
410  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what changes have occurred in the relationship between the Court of Protection and the Public Trust Office since the latter became an executive agency in 1994.
(43954)
411  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the staff/client ratio at the Public Trust Office in each year since 1990.
(43957)
412  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many staff were employed by the Public Trust Office in each year since 1990.
(43958)
413  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what guidelines are followed by the Public Trust Office to keep next of kin informed about its involvement in each case.
(43953)
414  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many Visitors are employed at the Public Trust Office; and how many Visits each made per client in each year since 1990.
(43956)
415  
N  
Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the total amount in fines levied (a) by courts in Lincolnshire, (b) on residents of Lincolnshire and (c) on residents of South Holland and the Deepings in the most recent available year.
(43933)
416  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what percentage of legal aid cases are solely for parental access.
(43888)
417  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to review the training of administrators on the Legal Aid Board.
(43889)
418  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he expects to introduce legislation to reform (a) adult protective legislation and (b) enduring power of attorney.
(43959)
419  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Minister without Portfolio, when he expects to announce the cost of admission to the Millennium Dome.
(43592)
420  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the estimated gross cost of anti-smoking campaigns in Northern Ireland aimed at children and young people has been since 1988; and what assessment she has made of the impact of the campaigns on teenage (a) boys and (b) girls.
(44013)
421  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what was the number of deaths in Northern Ireland from methadone in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement.
(44012)
422  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what percentage of teenage (a) boys and (b) girls in Northern Ireland was smoking tobacco (i) in 1988 and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(44014)
423  
N  
Mr Andrew MacKay (Bracknell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many prisoners will be eligible for early release under the Belfast Agreement.
(43944)
424  
N  
Mr Andrew MacKay (Bracknell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, over what period prisoners would normally be released who are eligible for early release under the Belfast Agreement.
(43943)
425  
N  
Mr Andrew MacKay (Bracknell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of the prisoners who will be eligible for early release under the Belfast Agreement are serving life sentences.
(43942)
426  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42779)
427  
N  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what additional measures are being taken by the Royal Ulster Constabulary to intercept commercial vehicles transporting motor fuel products into Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.
(43448)
428  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs were in each year since 1990 of administering European Structural Fund programmes in Northern Ireland.
(43842)
429  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to make occupational health services available to staff working in primary care in the National Health Service.
(43600)
430  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what dates each government and agency rebuttal officer was thus designated.
(43552)
431  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to establish Cabinet level co-ordination of government policy for older people.
(43697)
432  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, what cross-department fora have been established since 1st May 1997 concerning older people; what are their terms of reference; which departments are represented; and to whom they report.
(43696)
433  
N  
Mr John Butterfill (Bournemouth West):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many intelligence reports on the activities of Sandline were submitted to No. 10 Downing Street; on what dates; and if he will extend the scope of Sir Thomas Legg's inquiry to include such reports.
(43466)
434  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans the Social Exclusion Unit has to reduce homelessness in the West Midlands Region.
(43015)
435  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral Answer of 20th May, Official Report, column 315, relating to the abolition on duty free, of what factors he based his statement that there was evidence that other countries were prepared to support reversing the position on duty free trade.
(43591)
436  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Prime Minister, which Ministers attended the meetings of the Bilderberg Group between 13th and 16th May in Strathclyde; and if he will make a statement.
(43684)
437  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will instruct Ministers to sign their letters to honourable Members.
(43421)
438  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the Government consulted non-governmental organisations representing visually-impaired people prior to the design of the Number 10 Downing Street Website.
(43553)
439  
N  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will ensure that under his presidency the EU adopts the anti-poverty strategy targets set for 2005 and 2015 by the Development Assistance Committee.
(43576)
440  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has for future relations with poor indebted countries following the G8 summit.
(43468)
441  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many of the G8 representatives have adopted the five provisions of the Mauritius Mandate.
(43841)
442  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Prime Minister, what steps have been taken by his Ministers since 1st May 1997 to relieve the debt burden of the poorer Third World countries.
(44015)
443  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if hunts which are licensed to hunt on Forestry Commission land have to follow the same rules as members of the public with respect to control of dogs and use of authorised routes only.
(43747)
444  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the net ingredient cost for preparations used in the treatment of asthma (a) in total, (b) per health authority and (c) per head of population per health authority, in each of the last five years.
(43694)
445  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what percentage of teenage (a) boys and (b) girls in Scotland was smoking tobacco (i) in 1988 and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(44021)
446  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the estimated gross cost of anti-smoking campaigns in Scotland aimed at children and young people has been since 1988; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the campaigns on teenage (a) boys and (b) girls.
(44020)
447  
  
Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish a document for the guidance of students and higher and further education institutes setting out the new arrangements on fees, grants, loans, access funds and hardship loans; and if he will do so in consultation with students and institutions to ensure that it answers the questions frequently asked.
(43874)
448  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many requests he has received to meet the Royal Deeside Partnership; and if he will make a statement.
(43210)
449  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many blocks of high rise flats, containing what total number of housing units, there are in the Glasgow, Shettleston constituency.
(43335)
450  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make it his policy to collect statistics on the number of houses below tolerable standards in each constituency in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(43333)
451  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make it his policy to collect statistics on the acreage of (a) derelict and (b) contaminated land in each constituency in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(43332)
452  
N  
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make it his policy to collect statistics relating to high rise flats in each constituency in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(43334)
453  
  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many places currently exist in Scotland for secure accommodation for children; how many there were in each year since 1988; how many children are waiting for secure accommodation to become available; and if he will make a statement.
(44026)
454  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42781)
455  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the costs were in each year since 1990 of administering European Structural Fund programmes in Scotland.
(43843)
456  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people qualify for concessionary television licences under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Acts; and how many are currently claiming their entitlement.
(43803)
457  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many households of non-pensionable age are dependent on the higher rate of disability living allowance.
(43802)
458  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) pensioners living alone and (b) pensioner households aged (i) between the state retirement age and 75 years, (ii) 75 and 85 years and (iii) above 85 years are dependent on income support.
(43801)
459  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when her Department will undertake a review of Benefits Intergrity Project cases where benefit was stopped or reduced prior to the introduction of pre-adjudication check.
(43297)
460  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that DLA recipients subject to Benefits Intergrity Project review who have appealed against adjudication do not have to return their motability vehicle.
(43298)
461  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment her Department has made of the advantages of introducing statutory paternity pay; and if she will make a statement.
(43608)
462  
N  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many occupational pension funds (a) have opted out of the Pensions Act 1995 provisions for member-nominated trustees, (b) have no contributing employee and no pensioner-nominated trustees and (c) have pensioner-nominated trustees.
(43961)
463  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what sums were paid to residents in Worcester as winter fuel payments in 1997-98.
(43677)
464  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people and what proportion of those over 60 years old in Scotland receive (a) income support, (b) housing benefit, (c) council tax benefit and (d) income from disability benefits.
(43812)
465  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the increase in spending on benefits for the elderly in Scotland up to the year 2000.
(43815)
466  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many and what percentage of pensioners in Scotland currently receive the state retirement pension.
(43814)
467  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people of pensionable age in Scotland in each year to 2010.
(43809)
468  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the proportion of pensioner households in the lowest quintile of income distribution in Scotland.
(43810)
469  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioner units in Scotland currently receive payments from occupational pensions.
(43811)
470  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of people aged (i) 64 to 74 years and (ii) 75 years and over in Scotland live alone.
(43813)
471  
  
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what information material is provided on disability living allowance in (a) braille (b) audio type and (c) other formats accessible to people with visual impairments.
(43462)
472  
  
Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) information, (b) claim forms and (c) other material relating to disability living allowance are provided in (i) braille, (ii) audio tapes and (iii) other formats that meet the needs of people with sensory disabilities.
(43463)
473  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans the Government has to consult with disability groups prior to undertaking pilot schemes to test less restrictive definitions of incapacity for benefit purposes.
(43561)
474  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the timetable for execution and evaluation of pilot schemes to test less restrictive definitions of incapacity for benefit purposes.
(43560)
475  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will disregard therapeutic earnings up to the present therapeutic earnings limit for the purposes of income support and housing benefit calculations.
(43565)
476  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what budget the Government has set for 1998-99 for pilot schemes to test less restrictive definitions of incapacity for benefit purposes.
(43562)
477  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will establish a database of case studies of good employment practices, available to disabled jobseekers and employers as part of the New Deal for Sick and Disabled People.
(43557)
478  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to extend the linking period between work entry and benefit claiming for severe disablement allowance and incapacity benefit.
(43564)
479  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans she has to pilot worker retention schemes (a) as part of and (b) in addition to the New Deal for Sick and Disabled People.
(43563)
480  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will introduce greater flexibility in terms of (a) hours, (b) wages and (c) types of work considered therapeutic for the assessment of therapeutic earnings.
(43566)
481  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if the Government will review the implications of the Human Rights Bill [Lords] for gender discrimination against widowers within the social security system; and if he will make a statement.
(43847)
482  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate she has made of the numbers of people eligible for higher rate disability living allowance whose eligibility in respect of mobility has ceased as a result of the most recent changes.
(44029)
483  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many absent parents have child support maintenance arrears, excluding Category A interim maintenance assessments of (a) £1 to £999, (b) £1000 to £1,999, (c) £2,000 to £2,999, (d) £3,000 to £3,999, (e) £4,000 to £4,999, (f) £5,000 to £5,999, (g) £6,000 to £6,999, (h) £7,000 to £7,999, (i) £8,000 to £8,999, (j) £9,000 to £9,999, (k) £10,000 to £10,999, (l) £11,000 to £11,999, (m) £12,000 to £12,999, (n) £13,000 to £13,999, (o) £14,000 to £14,999, (p) £15,000 to £15,999, (q) £16,000 to £16,999, (r) £17,000 to £17,999, (s) £18,000 to £18,999, (t) £19,000 to £19,999 and (u) £20,000 or more; and what is the total amount of arrears outstanding.
(43577)
484  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her Answer of 18th May, Official Report, column 285, if she will list the variables which are considered in the management data routinely collected on the New Deal for Lone Parents; if she will make a statement on the reasons why housing status is not included; and what plans she has to include such information in the future.
(43593)
485  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of households with children in Wales have a household income below the United Kingdom average.
(43596)
486  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, which options she considered with regard to the scope of the Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme following representations from the Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children; and if she will make a statement.
(44054)
487  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when she will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Walsall North of 23rd March concerning a constituent, (Reference 5/3644/28).
(43307)
488  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the populations of South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Wales, Northern Ireland, NUTS II regions and Cornwall NUTS III region.
(43627)
489  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what percentage of the United Kingdom population reside in areas in receipt of Objective 1 Funding.
(43440)
490  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the populations of those regions currently receiving Objective I structural funds from the European Union.
(43626)
491  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what complaints she has received about arrangements which provide for transatlantic carriage of parcels by the Post Office to United States destinations at a lower rate than those destinations can be served by United States domestic services.
(43805)
492  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many contacts she has had with private sector carriers in the context of the Post Office review.
(43807)
493  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she expects the United Kingdom to adopt the EU Postal Directive; and if it will be fully applied in the United Kingdom.
(43799)
494  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will set out the calculation underlying the most recent Post Office external financing limit.
(43804)
495  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the current (a) financial situation of and (b) plans for the future of Parcelforce.
(43806)
496  
  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what futher action is being taken to improve consumer protection in the funeral industry.
(43476)
497  
  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has for the re-division of county courts between official receivers' officers; if she will list which courts are to be moved to which official receivers' offices; and when these changes will be implemented.
(43848)
498  
  
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the outstanding level of ECGD exposure for the supply of Hawk Fighter jets to Indonesia.
(43621)
499  
N  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 14th May, Official Report, column 193, on Business Link, London North West, on what basis the committed and actual partner contributions figures include in kind contributions.
(43992)
500  
N  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 14th May, Official Report, column 193, on Business Link London North West, if she will provide a detailed breakdown of the forecast figure of £160,000 partnership income for the financial year 1998-99.
(43993)
501  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many money-lenders lost their licences in the last full year for which figures are available.
(44037)
502  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what penalties are applied to unlicensed money-lenders.
(44051)
503  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what contacts the Minister for Competition and Consumer Affairs has had with executives or personnel of More Group plc., or its subsidiaries, in connection with the bid by J. C. Decaux.
(43213)
504  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how retailers are to dispose of their stocks if the Fireworks Bill is enacted.
(43669)
505  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many mergers she has referred to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission against the advice of the Director General of Fair Trading since May 1997; what representations she has received on this issue from United Kingdom financial institutions or businesses; and if she will make it her policy to state in full her reasons for all decisions taken against Office of Fair Trading advice.
(43201)
506  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations she has made to Britain's EU partners concerning the preservation of the London art market.
(42005)
507  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to develop straw burning as an alternative form of energy in the United Kingdom.
(43551)
508  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to further develop wind farming in the United Kingdom.
(43550)
509  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42777)
510  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the impact of measures set out in the EU White Paper on Renewables on job creation in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(43667)
511  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what proposals she has to provide incentives for (a) suppliers and (b) consumers to develop the renewable energy industry in the United Kingdom.
(43668)
512  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will exempt renewables generated within the NFFO arrangement from the fossil fuel levy.
(43736)
513  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what action her Department is taking following the G8 summit regarding export control of firearms.
(43726)
514  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will require mobile telephones to be sold and labelled with a health warning; and if she will make a statement.
(43698)
515  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 7th April, Official Report, column 159, and her letter of 7th May, if she will list the ECGD exposure which was not included in the original figure but included in the revised figure of £848 million.
(43699)
516  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 5th May, Official Report, column 265, if she will make a statement on the basis on which the map for European NUTS II submitted to Eurostat was compiled, and if the map is being used to determine structural fund allocations.
(43615)
517  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps her Department has taken to encourage workforce flexibility to create and sustain jobs in the United Kingdom printing, packaging and graphic communications industry.
(43445)
518  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what fiscal steps her Department has taken to encourage entrepreneurial investment in the United Kingdom printing, packaging and graphic communications industry.
(43693)
519  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what was the net ingredient cost for preparations used in the treatment of asthma (a) in total, (b) per health authority and (c) per head of population per health authority, in each of the last five years.
(43695)
520  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much of the estimated £25 million allocated to the NHS in Wales is to be spent on reducing waiting lists; and on what projects the balance will be spent.
(43665)
521  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the members of the Welsh Advisory Committee on Drug and Alcohol Misuse; what their qualifications are; and when their terms of office expire.
(44007)
522  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what percentage of teenage (a) boys and (b) girls in Wales was smoking tobacco (i) in 1988 and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
(44017)
523  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the estimated gross cost of anti-smoking campaigns in Wales aimed at children and young people has been since 1988; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the campaigns on teenage (a) boys and (b) girls.
(44016)
524  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when up-to-date figures will be available on the incidence of breast cancer amongst women by unitary authority area and by age.
(43473)
525  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people in Dyfed/Powys Health Authority area by unitary authority area are provided with continence services; and what budget has been allocated to continence care in real terms for each year since 1990-91.
(43472)
526  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the regulations that have been removed or amended to help small businesses since 1st May 1997.
(42780)
527  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the costs were in each year since 1990 of administering European Structural Fund programmes in Wales.
(43844)
528  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps are being taken to make occupational health services available to staff working in primary care within the National Health Service.
(43599)
529  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what progress he has made in establishing a Welsh Forum on European Affairs; if he will list the names of those who attended the meeting of the preparatory group on 7th May; and if he will make a statement.
(44062)
530  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect of economic and monetary union on (a) the Welsh farming industry, (b) small businesses in Wales and (c) the Welsh economy as a whole.
(44035)
531  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to assist the work of the Football Trust in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(44053)
532  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what criteria the Welsh Office uses to decide which individual dairies in Wales receive grant aid; to what extent such grant aid relates to (a) the provision of new jobs and (b) the securing of existing jobs; and what consideration is given to the possible distortion of competition by such grants.
(44052)
533  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the minimum number of hours someone has to be working to count as employed under the ILO definition.
[Transferred] (43972)
534  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action his Department is taking after the G8 summit and the Foreign Ministers' Meeting regarding the HIPC initiative.
[Transferred] (43725)
535  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to require that all gluten-free food products are so labelled.
[Transferred] (43647)
536  
  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the liability to customs checks is of (a) mail sent by national postal administrations to the United Kingdom and (b) mail carried by express couriers to the United Kingdom.
[Transferred] (43800)
537  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated gross cost of anti-smoking campaigns in England aimed at children and young people has been since 1988; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the campaigns on teenage (a) boys and (b) girls.
[Transferred] (44018)
538  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of teenage (a) boys and (b) girls in England was smoking tobacco (i) in 1988 and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (44019)
539  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to provide new resources to repair historical properties; and if he will make a statement on the recent English Heritage report on neglected historic properties.
[Transferred] (44005)


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