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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 20 July 1998

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on  Monday 20 July 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 20 July, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Tuesday 21 July, 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 20th JULY
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent monitoring his Department has carried out in known explosive dumping grounds to establish the levels of contamination of the marine environment.
(51160)
2  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what acreage of new woodlands has been planted in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(51557)
3  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the definition of the word region in the context of fisheries limits.
(51552)
4  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd June, Official Report, column 424, on coastal fishing, which of the definitions referred to is applied to UK coastal fisheries limits.
(51551)
5  
  
Mr Malcolm Wicks (Croydon North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Veterinary Medicines Directorate will publish the Annual Report on Surveillance for Veterinary Residues in 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(51742)
6  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee, what ethical and environmental policies are in place in respect of the purchasing of food by the Refreshment Department.
(49860)
7  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what amount of EU funding has been used for tourism information technology initiatives in the United Kingdom in the last year for which figures are available.
(51544)
8  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what advice his Department gives to (a) tourist boards and (b) tourist information centres who wish to set up compatible computerised booking systems.
(51555)
9  
  
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the number of local tourist information centres which provide web pages for their area on the Internet.
(51554)
10  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many schools in England play (a) cricket and (b) rugby league.
(51293)
11  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what guidelines his Department issues on the minimum number of sports schools should offer.
(51319)
12  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of people in the United Kingdom regularly playing cricket.
(51318)
13  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage the BBC to allow increased access by academics and other scholars to the BBC's archive material.
(51648)
14  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what volume of sludge containing (a) plutonium and (b) uranium is presently held at AWE Aldermaston; how this is presently stored; what plans he has to (a) reduce the volume held and (b) improve storage safety of the material; and if he will make a statement.
(51156)
15  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of currently available space for storage of radioactive waste is currently used; and what percentage he estimates will be used by (a) 1st April 2000, (b) 1st April 2005 and (c) 1st April 2010.
(51154)
16  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of radioactive liquid in gallons has been discharged from AWE Aldermaston into the River Thames in each year since 1980; and if he will make a statement.
(51158)
17  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place a full copy of the 1986 National Audit Office report into AWE Aldermaston in the Library.
(51292)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 180, if he will list in respect of (a) AWE Aldermaston, (b) Rosyth dockyard and (c) Devonport dockyard the quantities of all radioactive materials held on site which are not defined as low-level waste or intermediate-level wastes giving the forms in which such material is held.
(51226)
19  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to paragraph 151 of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee's Review of the MOD's Radioactive Waste Management and Practice, what action he plans to take in respect of the storage facilities identified as not constructed for long-term use.
(51157)
20  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of radioactive liquid has escaped from nuclear submarines held at (i) Rosyth, (ii) Devonport and (iii) Faslane in each year since 1980.
(51155)
21  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Sri Lankan military officers are currently being taught at United Kingdom educational establishments, including military colleges; which institutions they are attending; and how many are at each institution.
(51798)
22  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value to the United Kingdom of arms sales to Sri Lanka in each year since 1990.
(51799)
23  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance has been given to the government of Sri Lanka to establish their Army Staff College; and if any British personnel are attached to the college.
(51800)
24  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th July, Official Report, column 659, on the Bilderberg meeting at Turnberry, if he will list the main topics discussed at the meeting and place copies of (a) the agenda and (b) the minutes of the meeting in the Library.
(51550)
25  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the capacity of the European Fighter Aircraft to be used on the new aircraft carriers announced in the Strategic Defence Review.
(51438)
26  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the ordnance manufacturing capability of the UK for the supply of UK armed forces requirement.
(51500)
27  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the competition for leasing of C-17s indicating the criteria set by his Department.
(51502)
28  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received on the Future Large Aircraft for use in heavy lift.
(51501)
29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his attendance at the Bilderberg Conference in Ayrshire on 14th and 15th May.
(49581)
30  
N  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 25th February, Official Report, column 261 if he will make a statement on the implications of the Strategic Defence Review for operations at the British Underwater Test Evaluation Centre.
(51429)
31  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to whom, on what terms and in what numbers are buildings available at the former RAF Chilmark for use as a fireworks factory.
(51053)
32  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the sites included in his Department's Forward Disposal Programme referred to in part 16 of Supporting Essay II to the Strategic Defence Review; and if he will provide for each such site an estimate of market value.
(50950)
33  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the costs of United Kingdom participation in the Bosnia peacekeeping operation for 1998-99 will be changed to the Reserve.
(50841)
34  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the figures for total defence spending for the years 1996-97 and 1997-98 on an outturn basis and 1998-99 to 2001-02 on an estimated or planned basis (a) in cash and (b) at 1996-97 prices using the actual and estimated GDP deflator to make the adjustments.
(50843)
35  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the proceeds of asset sales by his Department have been offset against the estimates of total defence spending published in paragraph 197 of the Strategic Defence Review.
(50845)
36  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to publish detailed Defence Estimates for (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-2001 and (c) 2001-2002.
(50842)
37  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the assumed receipts from asset sales by his Department in each of the years 1998-99 to 2001-02.
(50844)
38  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the figures in paragraph 197 of the Strategic Defence Review for total defence spending reflect the deduction of the proceeds of asset sales.
(50846)
39  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Joint Defence Centre will be co-located with the Joint Services Command and Staff College.
(51300)
40  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on providing temporary accommodation for the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Bradwell.
(51297)
41  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the projected costs of the Joint Defence Centre.
(51299)
42  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings will be achieved in single service doctrine centres by the establishment of the Joint Defence Centre.
(51295)
43  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if (a) the Commandant of the Joint Defence Centre and (b) the Commandant of the Joint Service Command and Staff College will be required to have attended the Higher Command and Staff Course.
(51294)
44  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the projected cost of the construction of the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham.
(51298)
45  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the Commandant of the Joint Defence Centre will report to in the chain of command.
(51296)
46  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to alter the current system for joint two, three and four star appointments by rotation of service to one of the best qualified officer.
(51301)
47  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects a decision to be made on the future of RAF Northolt.
(51754)
48  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has received concerning the future of RAF Northolt; and if he will list them.
(51755)
49  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his Answer of 13th July, Official Report, column 1, what was the nature of the representations received from (a) the Minister without Portfolio and (b) the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
(51159)
50  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for South East Cornwall of 8th April, Official Report, column 310, if the same options are applied to public sector research establishments included within the scope of the review.
(49974)
51  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what measures he has put in place to ensure that small businesses can complete all their licensing requirements and inform themselves about relevant regulation in one office.
(50015)
52  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland and Melton):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will list the executive agencies sold to private buyers since the inception of the Next Steps programme indicating (a) the date of the transaction, (b) the type of transaction, (c) the name of the buyer or buyers and (d) the price agreed.
(51618)
53  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his Answer of 6th July, Official Report, column 337, on the People's Panel, how many waves of research the Government plans to commission.
(51302)
54  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps his Department is taking to integrate disabled children into mainstream schools; what resources have been made available to local education authorities under the Schools Access Initiative; and what guidance he has issued in respect of teacher training and retraining in relation to the needs of disabled children in mainstream schools.
(51435)
55  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment his Department has made of the advantages of educating children with special educational needs in mainstream schools.
(51436)
56  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if local education authorities are required to follow national criteria when allocating disabled student allowance; and if he will make a statement.
(51427)
57  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what criteria he has set for the receipt of contributions in kind from businesses involved in the education action zones.
(51303)
58  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if businesses contributing in cash or in kind to education action zones will be prevented from entering into any form of preferred trading agreements with the schools in those zones, or with the Education Action Forum; and how such arrangements will be monitored.
(51307)
59  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much was spent per pupil in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority in 1997-98.
(51748)
60  
N  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of Housing Corporation grant has been allocated to rural areas; and how many new homes have been started or completed as a result in each of the last five years.
(51487)
61  
N  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of affordable housing need in (a) rural areas and (b) villages of less than 1000 population.
(51488)
62  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the boundary review in London will be conducted on the basis of universal three member wards in order to facilitate elections by thirds.
(51470)
63  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the average cost of a driving test per applicant at (a) Crosby, (b) Norris Green, (c) Southport, (d) Garston and (e) St. Helens test centres.
(51545)
64  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the maximum number of tests which could be carried out per month with existing staff at (a) Crosby, (b) Norris Green, (c) Southport, (d) Garston and (e) St. Helens driving test centres.
(51549)
65  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many driving tests were conducted at the (a) Crosby, (b) Norris Green, (c) Southport, (d) Garston and (e) St. Helens driving centres during (i) January, (ii) February, (iii) March, (iv) April, (v) May and (vi) June.
(51547)
66  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what were the individual revenue costs including salaries, building costs, leasing costs and any other expenditures in excess of £1,000 per annum of running (a) Crosby, (b) Norris Green, (c) Southport, (d) Garston and (e) St. Helens driving standards test centres in the last year for which figures are available.
(51548)
67  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment the consortia bidding to run Eurostar have provided to his Department of the viability of running regional Eurostar rail services.
(51655)
68  
  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the cost of the seven regional Eurostar sets; what is their current location; and what proposals are being considered for their future use.
(51741)
69  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list by total site area the amount of development within the Thames planning area which has been granted permission since February 1997, indicating those developments which (a) did not and (b) did follow the Strategic Planning Guidance.
(51730)
70  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for monitoring the provision of affordable housing to be provided under the terms set out in Circular 6/98.
(51731)
71  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list his powers and the circumstances in which they are involved with regard to local planning authorities which fail to follow the Strategic Planning Guidance for the River Thames when reaching decisions on planning applications within the Thames planning area.
(51729)
72  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the contractual arrangements for the restructuring of London Underground to be completed.
(51528)
73  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, who will be responsible for finding a replacement to complete the second phase of the CTRL in the event that Railtrack decides not to exercise its option to complete it.
(51526)
74  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to publish the conclusions of the current assessment of the East-West Rail Link.
(51736)
75  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what data his Department collates in respect of levels of unpaid parking fines in London boroughs.
(51529)
76  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what aspects of the CTRL restructuring remain to be negotiated; and if he will make a statement.
(51738)
77  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the London Underground conference held on 16th July.
(51737)
78  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if construction of the Thames Link 2000 St. Pancras Box is dependent on finalisation of plans for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
(51739)
79  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what will be the scope of the powers of the regulator for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
(51527)
80  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the Environment Agency has recently relaxed its code governing the treatment of clinical waste derived from hospitals.
(51647)
81  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if his Department will provide assistance to ensure the completion of the Huddersfield Canal Project.
(51537)
82  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the quarter-on-quarter increases in wage rates in the private sector, expressed as a percentage of increases in the public sector for each quarter since 1995.
(51423)
83  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country the value of the outstanding debts on (a) United Kingdom aid loans and (b) loans guaranteed by the British Government through the Exports Credits Guarantee Department, for each of the countries defined by the World Bank as severely or moderately-indebted middle income countries.
(51543)
84  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country (a) the amount recovered by the Export Credits Guarantee Department and (b) the amount repaid under aid loans in each year since 1979 by (i) severely-indebted low income countries, (ii) moderately-indebted low income countries, (iii) severely-indebted middle income countries, (iv) moderately-indebted middle income countries, (v) Afghanistan, (vi) Cuba, (vii) Gibraltar and (viii) Iraq.
(51546)
85  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list in cash terms total Government debt in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 1997-98.
(51474)
86  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate total Government debt in cash terms for (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000, (c) 2000-01 and (d) 2001-02.
(51473)
87  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the expenditure on working family tax credit is included in social security expenditure as set out in page 167 of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(51247)
88  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much he estimates the working families tax credit will cost in terms of (a) expenditure and (b) tax foregone in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02.
(51476)
89  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide his assumptions for (a) the number of people unemployed and (b) the percentage of the workforce unemployed in respect of his estimates for social security expenditure in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(51472)
90  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide an analysis of the figures used under Accounting and other adjustments on page 107 of the Comprehensive Spending Review report in each of the years listed in Table A2.
(51475)
91  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many accountants are employed in his Department.
(51291)
92  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are currently paying (a) schedule C and (b) schedule D tax.
(51653)
93  
N  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislation to require marriage certificates to include details of both parents of groom and bride; and what representations he has received from equal opportunities groups on this issue.
(51471)
94  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of EDS and Siemens Business Services in public sector outsourcing contracts.
(51439)
95  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the figures for the number of staff in National Savings operational services who have taken (a) early retirement and (b) voluntary redundancy in (i) 1995-96, (ii) 1996-97 and (iii) 1997-98.
(51434)
96  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of staff in National Savings operational services were on (a) fixed-term contracts and (b) part-time contracts in (i) 1995-96, (ii) 1996-97 and (iii) 1997-98.
(51430)
97  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the number of full-time equivalent staff in National Savings operational services in (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97 and (c) 1997-98.
(51433)
98  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of reduction in staffing in National Savings operational services is included in the Business Process Re-engineering Plan.
(51432)
99  
N  
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the timetable for implementation of the Business Process Re-engineering plan in National Savings.
(51431)
100  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement explaining the component parts of the entry entitled Accounting and other adjustments in Table 2 of the Comprehensive Spending Review, Cm. 4011, for (i) 1998-99, (ii) 1999-2000, (iii) 2000-01 and (iv) 2001-02.
(51734)
101  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the questions on direct taxes by household types tabled on 18th June by the honourable Member for Horsham.
(51658)
102  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide figures on the same basis as Tables A1, A2 and A3 in the Comprehensive Spending Review, Cm. 4011, for 1992-93.
(51657)
103  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many income tax payers there were in each of the tax years from 1990-91 to 1998-99.
(51735)
104  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th July, Official Report, columns 135-36, on indirect taxation, if he will provide forecasts for (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 1998-99.
(51728)
105  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for (a) Scotland, (b) each of the Scottish unitary authorities, the average weekly earnings and weekly median earnings for (i) manual workers, (ii) non-manual workers and (iii) all workers.
(50972)
106  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for (a) Scotland, (b) each Scottish unitary authority and (c) Great Britain, the percentage of workers on adult rates of pay in part-time employment whose average hourly earnings (i) including and (ii) excluding overtime are less than (1) £4.61, (2) £6.15, (3) £6.60 and (4) average hourly earnings for (A) male manual, (B) male non-manual, (C) male, (D) female manual, (E) female non-manual, (F) female, (G) manual, (H) non-manual and (I) all workers.
(50970)
107  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for (a) Scotland, (b) each Scottish unitary authority and (c) Great Britain the amount of average earnings in the (1) bottom and (2) top decile for (i) manual, (ii) non-manual and (iii) all workers.
(50973)
108  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the average weekly earnings, (a) including and (b) excluding overtime, for part-time workers in (i) Scotland, (ii) each unitary local authority area in Scotland and (iii) Great Britain, broken down for (1) men and (2) women in (A) manual employment and (B) non-manual employment indicating the total figures for all workers.
(50971)
109  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received regarding the review of tax treatment for charities.
(51656)
110  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes have been considered as part of the review of the tax treatment of charities.
(51725)
111  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes have been proposed in the review of the tax treatment of charities; and if he will make a statement.
(51726)
112  
N  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country the amounts of (a) interest and (b) principal received by United Kingdom private banks, in each year since 1979, from (i) all developing countries that report under the Debtor Reporting System of the World Bank, (ii) Afghanistan, (iii) Antigua and Barbuda, (iv) Bahrain, (v) Cuba, (vi) Gibraltar, (vii) Iraq, (viii) Kiribati, (ix) the Democratic Republic of Korea, (x) Libya, (xi) Namibia, (xii) Saudi Arabia and (xiii) Surinam.
(51428)
113  
N  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country the value of the outstanding debts on (a) United Kingdom aid loans and (b) loans guaranteed by the British Government through the ECGD for (i) each developing country which reports under the Debtor Reporting System of the World Bank, (ii) Afghanistan, (iii) Antigua and Barbuda, (iv) Bahrain, (v) Cuba, (vi) Gibraltar, (vii) Iraq, (viii) Kiribati, (ix) the Democratic Republic of Korea, (x) Libya, (xi) Namibia, (xii) Saudi Arabia and (xiii) Surinam.
(51422)
114  
N  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country the amounts of (a) interest and (b) principal received by (i) the ECGD and (ii) the Department for International Development, in each year since 1979, from (1) each developing country which reports under the Debtor Reporting System of the World Bank, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Antigua and Barbuda, (4) Bahrain, (5) Cuba, (6) Gibraltar, (7) Iraq, (8) Kiribati, (9) the Democratic Republic of Korea, (10) Libya, (11) Namibia, (12) Saudi Arabia and (13) Surinam.
(51424)
115  
N  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country the amounts of debt relief given by the United Kingdom Government since 1979 to (a) each developing country which reports under the Debtor Reporting System of the World Bank, (b) Afghanistan, (c) Antigua and Barbuda, (d) Bahrain, (e) Cuba, (f) Gibraltar, (g) Iraq, (h) Kiribati, (i) the Democratic Republic of Korea, (j) Libya, (k) Namibia, (l) Saudi Arabia and (m) Surinam.
(51425)
116  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Rome Conference on the establishment of an international criminal court.
(51745)
117  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will introduce measures to enable residents of the Cayman Islands to have the same freedom of movement throughout the European Union as is available to citizens of French and Dutch overseas territories; and if he will make a statement.
(51553)
118  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he is taking to prevent illegal fishing in the off-shore waters of the World Heritage Site at Henderson Island.
(50039)
119  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals he has for the protection of coral reefs around fishing grounds in the British Indian Ocean Territories.
(49590)
120  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 21st May, Official Report, columns 520-22, on support for the police and military forces, if he will provide a breakdown of the expenditure in 1997-98 under the United Kingdom military training assistance scheme in support of the armed forces in Sri Lanka; and if he will list the training establishments involved and the nature of the training.
(51801)
121  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the timetable for discussions on free trade between Mexico and the EU.
(51305)
122  
N  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he intends to reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Woking regarding Kenny Richey.
(51489)
123  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what redress is available to individuals who have been charged by local authorities under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 for residential or domiciliary services.
(51504)
124  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the percentage increase in charges to service users for (a) domiciliary care services, (b) day care and (c) meals on wheels for the latest year for which figures are available for each local authority.
(51508)
125  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department has not issued guidance under section 7 of the Local Government Act 1970 to local authorities on the provisions of section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
(51503)
126  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential for breaching of the confidentiality of patients' personal medical information if the Department of Trade and Industry's proposals on regulating the use of encryption on public networks lead to the escrow of encryption keys for clinical data.
(51651)
127  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many heart transplant operations have been performed in the United Kingdom in each of the last three years.
(51542)
128  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cataract operations were performed in NHS hospitals in the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
(51539)
129  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the incidence of spinal cord injury.
(49724)
130  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with spinal cord injury were awaiting admission into a spinal injury Unit in each year from 1990 to 1997.
(49725)
131  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the total number of beds in spinal injury units.
(49726)
132  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with spinal cord injuries waiting for a bed in a spinal injury unit were (a) dealt with in the community and (b) admitted to a district general hospital in each year between 1990 and 1997.
(49727)
133  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the protocol for the treatment of spinal cord injuries drawn up by the Spinal Injuries Association.
(49898)
134  
  
Ann Keen (Brentford and Isleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the results of the Intergroup Study with Taxol-cisplatin and the national Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Consensus Statement; and if he will make a statement.
(51659)
135  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the funding provision of NHS dentistry in Herefordshire.
(51249)
136  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide guidance to local authorities on the funding responsibility for residential accommodation for elderly people who have chosen to move from a residential home in one council's area to a residential home in another council's area.
(51225)
137  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the quality of root canal fillings carried out within the General Dental Service and of the level of remuneration for dentists for that work.
(51534)
138  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to withdraw the use of aldehydes as an ingredient for root canal sealers within the National Health Service.
(51535)
139  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the United Kingdom haemophilia population receiving NHS treatment before 1986 were infected with HIV; and what plans his Department has to make financial assistance available to those who were infected with hepatitis C.
(51621)
140  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the British Crime Survey excludes from their statistics crimes committed against people living in care homes; and if his Department has any plans to include such crimes in future.
(51505)
141  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for British nationality are currently outstanding.
(51538)
142  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents have involved armed officers of the Metropolitan Police in the Greater London area in each of the last three years.
(51540)
143  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the number of drug related deaths in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.
(51541)
144  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of shootings with handguns have been reported since their possession was made illegal; and how many were reported over the last similar period before the ban was introduced.
(51654)
145  
  
Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to secure access to the Nuba Mountains of Sudan for the purpose of humanitarian aid.
(51536)
146  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the proportion of the aid programme that is best distributed by her Department direct and the proportion best distributed by other agencies and organisations.
(51652)
147  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to her Answer of 8th July, Official Report, column 533, concerning the 150/500 Kv sub-stations project in Indonesia, what has the project achieved to date; what is her assessment of the project's value for money; and if she will place in the Library copies of the project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation reports completed to date.
(51733)
148  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action she is taking to monitor fisheries in British Indian Ocean Territory, and to designate marine-protected areas.
(50019)
149  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has given to the International Coral Reef Initiative.
(50020)
150  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of shark numbers in the Chagos Archipelago.
(50021)
151  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to involve voluntary organisations in the issues to be raised at the five year assessment conference, Cairo+5, on Population and Development, in The Hague in February 1999.
(51624)
152  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to include a parliamentarian in the delegation to the five year assessment conference, Cairo+5, on Population and Development, in The Hague in February 1999.
(51623)
153  
  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many magistrates' court houses were closed in each year between 31st March 1994 and 31st March 1998.
(51622)
154  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to which countries Northern Ireland beef is currently exported.
(51556)
155  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if land will be included in the list of goods, facilities and services in the Government's proposals to amend the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1989.
(51306)
156  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of those organisations replying to the White Paper, Partnerships for Equality, (a) explicitly supported the establishment of a single Equality Commission and (b) did not mention it in their submission.
(51308)
157  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what are the current annual costs and manpower of those bodies which it is intended to absorb into the Equality Commission.
(51309)
158  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his letter to the honourable Member for Linlithgow of 23rd June, if he will list the long-standing differences to which he refers between the European Union and the United States over US sanctions under the Iran Libya Sanctions Act; and what is his estimate of the time-scale for Libya complying with UN resolutions.
(51525)
159  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to discuss the issue of Gibraltar during his forthcoming meeting with Spain's Socialist Party Leader.
(51304)
160  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many reports the Social Exclusion Unit has produced to date; and what areas they are currently examining.
(51311)
161  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the members of the Social Exclusion Unit, indicating the special responsibilities and experience of each member.
(51310)
162  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd February, Official Report, column 2, when he expects to write to the honourable Member for Wokingham indicating the cost of his trip to Japan.
(51421)
163  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the impact of payment ceilings on the take up of environmental grants in ESAs.
(51532)
164  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish his budget allocation for agri-environmental programmes for 1998-99.
(51533)
165  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to increase the resources available to the Countryside Premium Scheme.
(51530)
166  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list for each local education authority area the provision of nursery places to be provided by non-statutory bodies and private providers in the academic year 1998-99.
(50426)
167  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the criteria to be used to review the way that local education authorities have exercised their discretion in entering into local partnerships with private sector organisations to provide nursery places for the academic year 1998-99.
(50425)
168  
N  
Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will estimate the number of children currently attending nurseries provided by private providers who will not be able to continue to do so in the academic year 1998-99 because the facilities have been withdrawn by the local education authority.
(50427)
169  
N  
Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what sums passed to the Crown as ultimus haeres from Scottish estates where the deceased failed to leave an effective will in the last year for which figures are available.
(51440)
170  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the staff to prisoner ratio (a) in each prison and (b) in total in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(51746)
171  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many prisoners completed (a) sex offender treatment programmes and (b) programmes accredited as helping rehabilitation in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(51744)
172  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the ratio of the number of suicides to inmates, in each of the last three years, (a) per gender and (b) in total; what discussions he has had with the Home Office concerning the prevention of suicides in prisons; and if he will make a statement.
(51743)
173  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what procedures are in place which allow families of inmates to alert prison authorities to a risk of suicide; and if he will make a statement.
(51661)
174  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many (i) suicides and (ii) incidents of self harm have occurred (a) in each prison and (b) in total, in each of the last five years broken down by age and gender; and how many of the people concerned were (1) on suicide observation and (2) on remand.
(51732)
175  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the recidivism rates of custodial and non-custodial sentences in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(51660)
176  
  
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the average annual cost of a prison place (a) in each category of prison and (b) in total.
(51740)
177  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many spouses whose partner has gone into residential or nursing care are currently required by (a) the Benefits Agency, broken down by region and (b) local authorities, broken down by authority to make a liable relative payment.
(51507)
178  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make available the guidance the Benefits Agency uses in order to decide whether to pursue a liable relative payment from a spouse whose partner has gone into residential or nursing care.
(51506)
179  
  
Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she will make a statement on the up-rating of frozen pensions for British citizens living overseas.
(51620)
180  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what criteria benefits agencies are required to follow when making payments of retirement pension and attendance allowance to those who are taking regular respite care; and if she will make a statement.
(51426)
181  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what research she has conducted on whether former local authority employees transferring employment under the Acquired Rights Directive are likely to receive their full anticipated retirement pension in cases of one or more subsequent transfers of employment.
(51248)
182  
  
Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to ensure that low-income consumers will benefit from the introduction of competition in the gas and electricity supply industries.
(51747)
183  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what research she has commissioned to assess the potential of renewable energy in contributing to the Government's 12.5 per cent. target for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
(51317)
184  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to refocus the network of Business Links to offer specialised financial advice to small business.
(50017)
185  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Erewash of 2nd June 1997, Official Report, column 19, what proposals she has to reform the Business Links network to make it more responsive to the needs of small and medium size businesses; and if she will make a statement.
(50012)
186  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment she has made of the latest survey of Business Links' level of activity, with particular reference to the number of small businesses using Business Links.
(50013)
187  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what percentage of her Department's invoices were paid within the target period during the last year; and what was the figure for each of the three preceding years.
(50014)
188  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to encourage a secondment scheme from private sector firms to Business Links.
(50016)
189  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what changes have been made to the remit of Foresight panels since 1st May 1997.
(50018)
190  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her Answer of 27th April, Official Report, column 26, if it is her intention, as part of her proposals to regulate the use of encryption on public networks, to impose the escrow of encryption keys for data which comprises patients' personal medical information.
(51793)
191  
  
Yvette Cooper (Pontefract and Castleford):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will place statistics on export licences issued and refused for the period 1st January to 1st March 1997 in the Library.
(51650)
192  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will list all applications or agreements made since May 1997 for (a) disposal and (b) storage of radioactive material at Dounreay; and if she will indicate (i) the source and (ii) the amount of waste in each case.
(50876)
193  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps she has taken to satisfy herself that Dounreay is a suitable site for the disposal and storage of radioactive materials from the Brent Spar.
(50878)
194  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the facilities which are available at Dounreay for the storage of treated radioactive material from the Brent Spar; and if additional storage pits will be required for the treated material.
(50879)
195  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, on what date she was first notified of the application to dispose of radioactive material from the Brent Spar at Dounreay.
(50877)
196  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans she has to discuss with the government and Governor of Anguilla the plans of Beale Aerospace to build a rocket-launching platform on Sombrero Island.
(50127)
197  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what amount of export credits were available for Sri Lanka for each of the years 1994 to 1997; and in each year what amount was cover for military exports.
(51797)
198  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she expects to answer the questions for answer on (a) 29th October 1997 (13040), (b) 28th January (25826), (c) 25th June (47544) and (d) 29th June (48339) from the Right honourable Member for Wokingham.
(51441)
199  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish his budget allocation for agri-environmental programmes for 1998-99.
(51531)
200  
  
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the education action zones designated for Wales.
(51619)
201  
N  
Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will set out the guidelines for determining the audit arrangements for trading subsidiaries of local authorities and the relevant definitions for not-for-profit companies financed in whole or in part by local authorities causing them to be regarded as (a) privately influenced and (b) public sector influenced.
(51312)
202  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the number of applicants to each higher education institution in Wales in (a) 1997 and (b) 1998.
(51749)
203  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate how many fewer men and women on current retention rates will have served in the Territorial Army by the end of the year 2015 under the Government's plans for the future establishment of the TA compared to the current establishment.
[Question Unstarred] (49578)
204  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the estimated number of (a) men and (b) women working in the Greater London area who will benefit from the proposed national minimum wage.
[Transferred] (51649)
205  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the current waiting times for persons who need a secure bed in a psychiatric unit in England.
[Transferred] (51753)
206  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of secure beds available in psychiatric units in England.
[Transferred] (51751)
207  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many secure beds are available in psychiatric units in England.
[Transferred] (51752)
208  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the secure beds available in psychiatric units in England are currently occupied.
[Transferred] (51750)


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