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Column: 823

Written Answers to Questions [19 Mar 1999]

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [19 Mar 1999]

EU Fraud [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Grieve -- EU Fraud [19 Mar 1999]

Clare Short

Commonwealth Development Corporation [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Streeter -- Commonwealth Development Corporation [19 Mar 1999]

Clare Short

British Council [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Streeter -- British Council [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 824

Clare Short

Debt Relief [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Streeter -- Debt Relief [19 Mar 1999]

Clare Short

Departmental Staff [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Streeter -- Departmental Staff [19 Mar 1999]

Clare Short

HOME DEPARTMENT [19 Mar 1999]

999 Calls [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Beith -- 999 Calls [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 825

Mr. Boateng

Column: 825

Column: 825

Interception of Communications Act 1985 [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Beith -- Interception of Communications Act 1985 [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

Column: 826

Column: 827

Mr. Beith -- Interception of Communications Act 1985 [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

Surveillance [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Beith -- Surveillance [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

Immigration and Nationality Directorate [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Edward Davey -- Immigration and Nationality Directorate [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Column: 828

Mr. Vaz -- Immigration and Nationality Directorate [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Police Statistics [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Evans -- Police Statistics [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Boateng

Court Welfare Officers [19 Mar 1999]

Mrs. May -- Court Welfare Officers [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. George Howarth

Mrs. May -- Court Welfare Officers [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. George Howarth

Animal Experiments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cox -- Animal Experiments [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 829

Mr. George Howarth

Column: 830

Public Appointments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Vaz -- Public Appointments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

Column: 829

Column: 829

Column: 831

Column: 831

Fires [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Fitzpatrick -- Fires [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. George Howarth

Asylum Seekers [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Blunt -- Asylum Seekers [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Mr. Cummings -- Asylum Seekers [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 832

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Column: 833

Immigration and Asylum Appeals [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Malins -- Immigration and Asylum Appeals [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Immigration Detainees [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Malins -- Immigration Detainees [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Column: 834

Working Time Directive [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Tyrie -- Working Time Directive [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

Column: 835

Immigration and Asylum Bill [19 Mar 1999]

Fiona Mactaggart -- Immigration and Asylum Bill [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Ministerial Meetings (US) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Ministerial Meetings (US) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

West Yorkshire Police [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Truswell -- West Yorkshire Police [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Boateng

European Elections [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mitchell -- European Elections [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. George Howarth

Column: 836

West Mercia Police Force [19 Mar 1999]

Miss Kirkbride -- West Mercia Police Force [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Boateng

Correspondence [19 Mar 1999]

Sir Brian Mawhinney -- Correspondence [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Boateng

Electronic Red Boxes [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Maclean -- Electronic Red Boxes [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Straw

SOCIAL SECURITY [19 Mar 1999]

Pensioners (Minimum Income Guarantee) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Laurence Robertson -- Pensioners (Minimum Income Guarantee) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Timms

Mr. Gibb -- Pensioners (Minimum Income Guarantee) [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 837

Mr. Timms

Mr. Laurence Robertson -- Pensioners (Minimum Income Guarantee) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Timms

Mrs. Gilroy -- Pensioners (Minimum Income Guarantee) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Timms

Minimum Funding Requirement [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Gibb -- Minimum Funding Requirement [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Timms

Column: 838

Statutory Sick Pay [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Maclean -- Statutory Sick Pay [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Bayley

Pensioners (Income Support) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Laurence Robertson -- Pensioners (Income Support) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Timms

Bereavement Benefits [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cousins -- Bereavement Benefits [19 Mar 1999]

Angela Eagle

Column: 839

Housing Benefit [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Webb -- Housing Benefit [19 Mar 1999]

Angela Eagle

Private Pensions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Fearn -- Private Pensions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Timms

Select Committee Reports [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Duncan Smith -- Select Committee Reports [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 840

Mr. Darling

SCOTLAND [19 Mar 1999]

Meat Imports [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Alan Clark -- Meat Imports [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Macdonald

Local Government Employees (Pay) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Gorrie -- Local Government Employees (Pay) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McLeish

Mr. Gorrie -- Local Government Employees (Pay) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McLeish

Column: 841

Mr. Gorrie -- Local Government Employees (Pay) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McLeish

Sentencing Policy [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Osborne -- Sentencing Policy [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McLeish

PRIME MINISTER [19 Mar 1999]

Select Committee Reports [19 Mar 1999]

Sir Brian Mawhinney -- Select Committee Reports [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 842

The Prime Minister

EU Political Committee [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Maclean -- EU Political Committee [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

EU Special European Council [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Maclean -- EU Special European Council [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Genetically Modified Organisms [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- Genetically Modified Organisms [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Commission for Racial Equality [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Vaz -- Commission for Racial Equality [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Column: 843

Iraq [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Dalyell -- Iraq [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Mr. Dalyell -- Iraq [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Correspondence [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Howard -- Correspondence [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Patten Commission [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Robert McCartney -- Patten Commission [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

Column: 844

Mr. Gordon Prentice -- Patten Commission [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Ingram

Oil Payments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cousins -- Oil Payments [19 Mar 1999]

The Prime Minister

NORTHERN IRELAND [19 Mar 1999]

Northern Ireland Electricity Report [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McGrady -- Northern Ireland Electricity Report [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Ingram

Mr. McGrady -- Northern Ireland Electricity Report [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Ingram

Column: 845

Birth Defects [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McGrady -- Birth Defects [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McFall

Health Care [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Pound -- Health Care [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. McFall

Northern Ireland Assembly [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. William Ross -- Northern Ireland Assembly [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Biological Scientists [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. William Ross -- Biological Scientists [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 846

Mr. McFall

Working Time Directive [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Tyrie -- Working Time Directive [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 847

Mr. Paul Murphy

HEALTH [19 Mar 1999]

NHS Appointments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Brady -- NHS Appointments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Denham

Column: 848

Free Eye Prescriptions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Shaw -- Free Eye Prescriptions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Denham

Medical School Places [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Greenway -- Medical School Places [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Denham

Elderly People (Care) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Sanders -- Elderly People (Care) [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 849

Mr. Hutton

Tobacco [19 Mar 1999]

Mrs. Lait -- Tobacco [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hutton

CS Gas [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Matthew Taylor -- CS Gas [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hutton

Termination Payments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Simon Hughes -- Termination Payments [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Denham

Column: 850

Column: 851

Column: 852

Column: 853

Advertising Expenditure [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Simon Hughes -- Advertising Expenditure [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Denham

Column: 854

Column: 853

Column: 853

Opencast Mining [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Kelly -- Opencast Mining [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hutton

LORD CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENT [19 Mar 1999]

Residence Applications [19 Mar 1999]

Mrs. May -- Residence Applications [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hoon

Contact Orders [19 Mar 1999]

Mrs. May -- Contact Orders [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 854

Mr. Hoon

CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT [19 Mar 1999]

Osborne House [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Blunt -- Osborne House [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Alan Howarth

Column: 855

TREASURY [19 Mar 1999]

Select Committee Reports [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Duncan Smith -- Select Committee Reports [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Gordon Brown

Working Families Tax Credit [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Maclean -- Working Families Tax Credit [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Mr. Hancock -- Working Families Tax Credit [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Column: 856

Tax Burden [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Evans -- Tax Burden [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Stamp Duty (Shares) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Loughton -- Stamp Duty (Shares) [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Hewitt

EU Fraud [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Grieve -- EU Fraud [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Hewitt

Column: 857

Budget Publications [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Malcolm Bruce -- Budget Publications [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Capital Gains Tax [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Loughton -- Capital Gains Tax [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Business Taxes [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Jack -- Business Taxes [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 858

Dawn Primarolo

Duty Free [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Nigel Jones -- Duty Free [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

RAF Airfields (Exports) [19 Mar 1999]

Ann Clwyd -- RAF Airfields (Exports) [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Military Cargo [19 Mar 1999]

Ann Clwyd -- Military Cargo [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

VAT Liability [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Maclean -- VAT Liability [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

Petroleum [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Whittingdale -- Petroleum [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 859

Dawn Primarolo

Diesel [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Whittingdale -- Diesel [19 Mar 1999]

Dawn Primarolo

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT [19 Mar 1999]

Toddington Primary School [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Laurence Robertson -- Toddington Primary School [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Estelle Morris

Column: 860

Under-fives [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Laurence Robertson -- Under-fives [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Hodge

DEFENCE [19 Mar 1999]

Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Hancock -- Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 861

Mr. Hancock -- Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Hancock -- Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Hancock -- Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Hancock -- Military Exercises [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 862

Mr. Doug Henderson

EU Directives and Regulations [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Key -- EU Directives and Regulations [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Spellar

Service Personnel (Homosexuality) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Key -- Service Personnel (Homosexuality) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 861

Column: 863

Depleted Uranium [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Steinberg -- Depleted Uranium [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Naval Bases and Supply Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Naval Bases and Supply Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 864

Ships Support Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Ships Support Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Pay and Personnel Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Pay and Personnel Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Medical Supply Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Medical Supply Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 865

Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Spellar

Defence Dental Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hancock -- Defence Dental Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 866

Mr. Hancock -- Defence Dental Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Gulf Veterans [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Dalyell -- Gulf Veterans [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 867

Column: 868

Column: 869

Mr. Dalyell -- Gulf Veterans [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Lorna Fitzsimons -- Gulf Veterans [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 870

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Column: 871

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Key -- Macedonia [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

"Just in Time" [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Keith Simpson -- "Just in Time" [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Territorial Army [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hoyle -- Territorial Army [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Mr. Hoyle -- Territorial Army [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 872

Mr. Doug Henderson

Parliamentary Questions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Key -- Parliamentary Questions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Doug Henderson

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS [19 Mar 1999]

Sierra Leone [19 Mar 1999]

Mrs. Gillan -- Sierra Leone [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

Column: 873

Dubai [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Swayne -- Dubai [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Fatchett

Human Rights [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cox -- Human Rights [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Firearms [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cox -- Firearms [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Boateng

WALES [19 Mar 1999]

Airports and Air Services [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Opik -- Airports and Air Services [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 874

Mr. Hain

Links Magazine [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Swayne -- Links Magazine [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hain

Mr. Swayne -- Links Magazine [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Hain

TRADE AND INDUSTRY [19 Mar 1999]

Science Budget [19 Mar 1999]

Mrs. Ewing -- Science Budget [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Battle

Column: 875

Column: 875

Column: 875

Column: 875

Column: 876

University Science Projects [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Lansley -- University Science Projects [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Battle

Longbridge [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Redwood -- Longbridge [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 877

Mr. Byers

ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT AND THE REGIONS [19 Mar 1999]

Genetically Modified Crops [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Mitchell -- Genetically Modified Crops [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meacher

Mr. Moss -- Genetically Modified Crops [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meacher

Mr. Yeo -- Genetically Modified Crops [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 878

Mr. Meacher

Advisory Committee on Releases to the [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Stinchcombe -- Advisory Committee on Releases to the [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meacher

Driving Tests [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cox -- Driving Tests [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Car Ownership [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Cox -- Car Ownership [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Glenda Jackson

R. J. B. Mining Ltd. [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Kelly -- R. J. B. Mining Ltd. [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 879

Mr. Raynsford

Fast-growing Hedges [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Rowe -- Fast-growing Hedges [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meale

Planning Inspectorate [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Vaz -- Planning Inspectorate [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Raynsford

Column: 880

Tyres [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Gorrie -- Tyres [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Airports (Passenger Service Charges) [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. William Ross -- Airports (Passenger Service Charges) [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Column: 883

Column: 883

Carbon Dioxide Emissions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Malcolm Bruce -- Carbon Dioxide Emissions [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meale

Column: 884

Birth Defects [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Oaten -- Birth Defects [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meale

Column: 885

Regional Development Agencies [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Laurence Robertson -- Regional Development Agencies [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meale

Column: 886

Trading Credit Approvals [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Willis -- Trading Credit Approvals [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Armstrong

Column: 885

Column: 885

Mr. Willis -- Trading Credit Approvals [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Armstrong

Mr. Willis -- Trading Credit Approvals [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 886

Ms Armstrong

Countryside Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Bennett -- Countryside Agency [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Meacher

Column: 887

Direct Labour Organisations [19 Mar 1999]

Liz Blackman -- Direct Labour Organisations [19 Mar 1999]

Ms Armstrong

Column: 888

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD [19 Mar 1999]

Genetically Modified Organisms [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Baker -- Genetically Modified Organisms [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Rooker

Column: 887

Column: 889

Column: 890

Column: 889

Column: 889

Column: 890

Overseas Visits [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Yeo -- Overseas Visits [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Nick Brown

Column: 889

Column: 891

Correspondence [19 Mar 1999]

Sir Brian Mawhinney -- Correspondence [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Nick Brown

Artificial Insemination [19 Mar 1999]

Lorna Fitzsimons -- Artificial Insemination [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Rooker

Crustacea [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Todd -- Crustacea [19 Mar 1999]

Column: 892

Mr. Morley

Ministerial Travel [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Terry Lewis -- Ministerial Travel [19 Mar 1999]

Mr. Nick Brown

Column: 891