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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 25 February 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 25 February 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 Thursday 25 February, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Friday 26 February, 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 25th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Canning Town):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many calves were slaughtered under the Calf Processing Aid Scheme in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998 and (d) to date in 1999; and how much has been paid out under the scheme in each of the above years.
(73489)
2  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to reply to the honourable Member for Ludlow's questions (ref. 68151 and 68129) tabled on 25th January.
(73622)
3  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to promote an increase in (i) the total sales and (ii) exports of the British food and drinks industry.
(71604)
4  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what has been his Department's expenditure on research on rabbits since May 1997.
(73323)
5  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many map errors were discovered when performing IACS map checks; and what was the net potential loss to his Department if the errors had not been corrected.
(73292)
6  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many officials are involved in IACS map checks; how many map checks have been carried out; and what was the financial saving as a result of the mistakes found.
(73293)
7  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the proportion of an animal carcass religiously slaughtered which is consumed by adherents of the religion concerned; and what use is made of remaining edible parts of the carcass.
(73483)
8  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list for each species the total number of animals religiously slaughtered in the UK for the last year for which figures are available.
(73484)
9  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what tonnage of animals religiously slaughtered in Britain in the last year for which figures are available was exported overseas; and to which countries.
(73321)
10  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73676)
11  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; who they met; and what was discussed.
(73466)
12  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the number of IACS checks carried out in each of the EU member states.
(73291)
13  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to label religiously slaughtered meat.
(73346)
14  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the research reports on rabbits he has received since May 1997 and the research studies currently in progress; and if he will make a statement on (a) the use which he intends to make of the research and (b) the main conclusions of the studies.
(73322)
15  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73581)
16  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73330)
17  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the reports from outside bodies on genetically-modified food received by his Department in September 1998.
(73502)
18  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many slaughterhouses there are in the UK; how many undertake religious slaughter; and what is the average number of times that (a) slaughterhouses undertaking religious slaughter and (b) other slaughterhouses have been inspected in each of the last two years.
(73686)
19  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the approved killing method for each species undergoing religious slaughter.
(73320)
20  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what has been the administrative cost to date to his Department of carrying out IACS map checks.
(73290)
21  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what cost benefit analysis he has carried out on IACS map checks.
(73343)
22  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the major outlets for religiously slaughtered meat not consumed by adherents, indicating how many tonnes entered the food chain for the last year for which figures are available.
(73324)
23  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list (a) the breaches of the approved killing methods his inspectors have discovered over the last two years in slaughterhouses undertaking religious slaughter and (b) the penalties imposed on the operators in each case.
(73498)
24  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the current situation of, the English winemaking industry.
(73503)
25  
  
Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the outcome was of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 22nd and 23rd February; and if he will make a statement.
(73486)
26  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the genetically-modified foods, crops or seeds, for which licence applications are pending which contain a translator enhancer.
(73019)
27  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which meetings he has attended since July 1998 at which the Minister for Science was present where GM foods or crops were discussed.
(73125)
28  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions have been held between his Department and the Minister for Science concerning GM foods or crops since July 1998.
(73124)
29  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he has taken to validate safety tests in the USA and Canada on Monsanto's genetically-engineered bovine growth hormone recombinant bovine somatotropin prior to consideration of its approval in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(73259)
30  
  
Mr Mike Wood (Batley and Spen):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which organisations were contacted during the consultation process on changes to the quarantine regulations.
(73470)
31  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimates the Government has made of the cumulative impact on British business of changes in the degree and level of regulation since 1st May 1997.
(71609)
32  
  
Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Answer of 1st February, Official Report, column 517, which ministers are members of the ministerial group on older people from the various departments he listed.
(73694)
33  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many air miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73286)
34  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73459)
35  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions since July 1998 he has attended a meeting with the Minister for Science where GM foods and crops were discussed; and if the Minister for Science left the room during those occasions.
(73126)
36  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list the terms of reference of the Misc 6 Cabinet Committee and his responsibility for it as it relates to genetically modified crops.
(73121)
37  
  
Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide a breakdown in (a) numerical and (b) percentage terms of the ethnic origin as of 1st May 1998 to 31st December 1998, of civil servants at each grade; and if he will further break down those of ethnic minority origin at each grade in (i) numerical and (ii) percentage terms into (1) Indian, (2) Pakistani, (3) Bangladeshi, (4) Chinese and (5) other and mixed Asian.
(73695)
38  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from the Chairman of Southampton City Radio Ltd. concerning that company's bid for a local radio licence.
(73117)
39  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received about the broadcasting of speedway events.
(73114)
40  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the whereabouts of the Turner Collection of scientific manuscripts.
(73115)
41  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received about the future funding of the Centre for Young Musicians; and if he will make a statement.
(73113)
42  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received concerning the award of local radio licences in Southampton, Bournemouth and Winchester.
(73116)
43  
N  
Mr Robert Ainsworth (Coventry North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans there are to raise the Thames barrier as part of the millennium celebrations.
(73257)
44  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to enable Talk Radio to become a member of the European Broadcasting Union.
(73246)
45  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received regarding the effect of the national minimum wage on the tourist industry.
(71614)
46  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73670)
47  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the representations he has made to the BBC on political content since 1st May 1997.
(73689)
48  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73455)
49  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73586)
50  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit Awards in an official capacity, indicating the organisation acting as their sponsor or host.
(73495)
51  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73334)
52  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to retain a separate Cumbria tourist board within the North West Region.
(73642)
53  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made to the BBC concerning the programme, One Man and His Dog.
(73691)
54  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) campaigns since 1969 for which General Service medals have been issued and (b) campaigns since 1969 where requests for the issue of General Service medals were refused (i) by the Medals Committee and (ii) by his Department; and if he will give the number of casualties in each of the campaigns listed in answer to (b).
(73543)
55  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many representations he has received since June 1997 about awarding a General Service Medal to those who served in the Suez Canal Zone from 8th October 1951 to 19th October 1954.
(73542)
56  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have applied for General Service Medal Africa (1902-56) in the last five years; and if service in the Suez Canal Zone counts for entitlement to that medal.
(73541)
57  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the safety performance of AWRE Aldermaston in the last calendar year.
(73022)
58  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proposals he has to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles in tandem with an airborne stand off radar system.
(72755)
59  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to conclude a draft agreement with other European countries to develop the Meteor missile.
(72754)
60  
  
Mr Jamie Cann (Ipswich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list those purposes for which his Department and its executive agencies require a birth certificate to be furnished by (a) employees, (b) contractors, (c) those applying for (i) employment and (ii) contracts and (d) other persons.
(73471)
61  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the future of the Royal Ordnance Plant, Glascoed.
(73546)
62  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are currently employed by the Defence Animal Centre; and what was the figure at its inception.
(71901)
63  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which targets the Defence Analytical Services Agency did not meet in 1997-98; and what monitoring he has undertaken for those targets in 1998-99.
(71903)
64  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Army Training and Recruiting Agency published its report for 1998-99; and what was the cost of production of the report.
(71904)
65  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to set targets for the Army Technical Support Centre for 1999-2000.
(71908)
66  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to set targets for the (a) Army Training and Recruiting Agency, (b) Defence Bills Agency, (c) Defence Evaluation and Research Agency and (d) Army Base Repair Organisation for the year 1999-2000.
(71943)
67  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are currently employed by the (a) Army Technical Support Centre, (b) Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency, (c) Defence Estates Organisation and (d) Defence Dental Agency; and what the figure was at each Agency's establishment.
(71944)
68  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will set targets for the Defence Analytical Services Agency for 1999-2000.
(72816)
69  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are currently employed by the Army Training and Recruiting Agency; and what was the figure at its inception.
(72818)
70  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Army Technical Support Centre published its report for 1997-98; and what was the cost of production of the report.
(72820)
71  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will set targets for the Defence Animal Centre for 1999-2000.
(72815)
72  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which targets the Army Technical Support Centre did not meet in 1997-98; and what monitoring he has undertaken for those targets in 1998-99.
(72817)
73  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are currently employed by the Defence Analytical Services Agency; and what was the figure at its inception.
(72819)
74  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Defence Animal Centre published its report for the year 1998-99; and what was the cost of production of the report.
(73023)
75  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria he used to choose between the relocation of the Defence Vetting Agency to Hartham or York; and if an investment appraisal was undertaken to assess savings from co-location of the Second Division and the Defence Vetting Agency.
(72967)
76  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73588)
77  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73668)
78  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73457)
79  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73332)
80  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes he proposes in his Department's police manpower over the next five years.
(73133)
81  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to fix a date to receive a parliamentary delegation jointly with the Minister of Health, in relation to the Royal Hospital, Haslar, as requested by the honourable Member for Gosport.
(73024)
82  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if additional funding will be made available to local education authorities to cover the administration costs of running ballots on the future of grammar schools; and if he will make a statement.
(73188)
83  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73666)
84  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit Awards in an official capacity, indicating the organisation acting as their sponsor or host.
(73491)
85  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the number of children who received pre-school learning in (a) 1997 and (b) 1998.
(73347)
86  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd February, Official Report, column 664, how many and what percentage of teachers in secondary schools in England do not have a first degree.
(73639)
87  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73341)
88  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received from The Pre-School Learning Alliance.
(73289)
89  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, for how many nights OFSTED inspectors stayed in the Lumley Castle hotel during their recent inspection of Park View Community School.
(73288)
90  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on future funding for the Pre-School Learning Alliance.
(73688)
91  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73461)
92  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the average cost per night for Ofsted inspectors who had to stay away from home in the last year for which figures are available.
(73308)
93  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will publish a breakdown of the costs incurred by Ofsted inspectors of inspecting Park View Community School in Chester le Street.
(73309)
94  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73589)
95  
  
Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what progress is being made on assigning Internet domain names to schools; and if he will make a statement.
(73646)
96  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the effects of the 1999-2000 revenue support grant on the provision of education services in West Sussex.
(73129)
97  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the provision of capital funding for schools in West Sussex in 1999-2000.
(73130)
98  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he plans to transfer responsibility for the Centre for Young Musicians to the Greater London Authority.
(73112)
99  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list London Transport property (a) assets, (b) rights and (c) liabilities.
(73258)
100  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his estimate of the level of expenditure on education by local government area for each of the years (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98 and (d) 1998-99, expressed in real terms at 1997-98 prices.
(72758)
101  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many times the selection panel for the Commission for Integrated Transport has met.
(73505)
102  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the criteria for appointments to the Commission for Integrated Transport.
(73621)
103  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he last advertised posts of (a) Chairman, (b) Vice-Chairman, (c) Executive members and (d) non-executive members of the Board of London Regional Transport.
(73506)
104  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many names were considered by the selection panel for the Commission for Integrated Transport.
(73509)
105  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list (a) the current members of the Board of London Regional Transport, (b) the dates on which they were first appointed and (c) their (i) qualifications and (ii) experience.
(73510)
106  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations have been received by his Department on the standard of service on the Northern Line of the London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
(73155)
107  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to meet UK airlines prior to taking any policy decision on the future of the National Air Traffic Services.
(73184)
108  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many (a) adults and (b) children were (i) injured and (ii) killed on pelican crossings in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(73186)
109  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to paragraph 2.7 of Breaking the Log Jam, how many and what proportion of responses to Developing an Integrated Transport Policy--an Invitation to Contribute, supported the view that congestion charges would be valuable and effective.
(73183)
110  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (1) unitary authority, (2) shire county, (3) shire district, (4) metropolitan district and (5) London borough council (a) the real terms percentage increase in standard spending assessment between 1997-98 and 1998-99, (b) the real terms percentage increase in Revenue Support Grant between 1997-98 and 1998-99, (c) the value of reduction grants received in 1998-99, (d) the real terms percentage increase in non-domestic rate income between 1997-98 and 1998-99 and (e) the real terms percentage increase in total external support between 1997-98 and 1998-99.
(73643)
111  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (1) unitary authority, (2) shire county, (3) shire district, (4) metropolitan district and (5) London borough council (a) the real terms cash increase in standard spending assessment between 1997-98 and 1998-99, (b) the real terms cash increase in Revenue Support Grant between 1997-98 and 1998-99, (c) the real terms cash increase in non-domestic rate income between 1997-98 and 1998-99, and (d) the real terms cash increase in total external support between 1997-98 and 1998-99.
(73644)
112  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the British Government's policy in respect of the CITES negotiations on the ivory ban.
(73305)
113  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress his Department has made on a comprehensive scheme for speed cameras throughout England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(73661)
114  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the potential reduction in road deaths if 7,000 speed cameras were installed in England and Wales.
(73660)
115  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (1) unitary authority, (2) shire county, (3) shire district, (4) metropolitan district and (5) London borough council (a) the real terms (i) percentage and (ii) cash increase in standard spending assessment between 1998-99 and 1999-2000, (b) the real terms (i) percentage and (ii) cash increase in revenue support grant between 1998-99 and 1999-2000, (c) the value of reduction grants that will be received in 1999-2000, (d) the real terms (i) percentage and (ii) cash increase in non-domestic rate income between 1998-99 and 1999-2000 and (e) the real terms (i) percentage and (ii) cash increase in total external support between 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
(73645)
116  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (1) unitary authority, (2) shire county, (3) shire district, (4) metropolitan district and (5) London borough council what percentage of the real terms cash change between (A) 1997-98 and 1998-99 and (B) 1998-99 and 1999-2000 in (i) standard spending assessment and (ii) revenue support grant has been ring-fenced for (a) education services, (b) social services, (c) highways maintenance, (d) police services and (e) fire services.
(73353)
117  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73336)
118  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73662)
119  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (1) unitary authority,(2) shire county, (3) shire district, (4) metropolitan district and (5) London borough council their proposed Band D council tax rates for 1999-2000.
(73379)
120  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73592)
121  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for the future of the British Waterways Board.
(73683)
122  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (1) unitary authority, (2) shire county, (3) shire district, (4) metropolitan district and (5) London borough council the real terms cash and percentage change between (A) 1997-98 and 1998-99 and (B) 1998-99 and 1999-2000 in (i) standard spending assessment and (ii) revenue support grant for (a) education services, (b) social services, (c) highways maintenance, (d) police services and (e) fire services.
(73352)
123  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73462)
124  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the report by the Royal Society in September 1998 on genetically-modified foods.
(73657)
125  
  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will instruct local authorities in London to create trial cycle lanes along main thoroughfares.
(73473)
126  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Eurostar Channel Tunnel rail service is more widely available to wheelchair users.
(73508)
127  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects provision to be increased on the Eurostar Channel Tunnel rail services for wheelchair users.
(73507)
128  
  
Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress he is making in reviewing the current heritage notification arrangements in London.
(73593)
129  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimates he has made of the number of public rights of way that are (a) blocked and (b) otherwise difficult to negotiate because of crops or encroaching vegetation.
(73569)
130  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on how many occasions when he has met the Minister for Science genetically-modified foods or crops have been discussed.
(73027)
131  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the commercial licences which have been granted since 1st May 1997 for the growing of genetically-modified seeds; which companies and products were covered by those licences; when growing is expected to begin; and if he will make a statement.
(73028)
132  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he will take to ensure that all EU countries implement the Joint Aviation Authorities' Requirements on Flight Crew Licensing by 1st July 1999, with particular reference to pilots in the age group 60 to 65 years.
(73487)
133  
N  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the report leaked from his Department on the impact of genetically-modified crops on wildlife and the environment; and if he will make a statement.
(72759)
134  
  
Dr George Turner (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to ensure equity in distribution of government funding to the English regional development regions.
(73612)
135  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on how many occasions the cross-party Euro Preparations Committee has met to date; who is its chairman; and if he will make a statement.
(72814)
136  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the estimated debt of the world's 10 poorest countries incurred with the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(73619)
137  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in Barnsley and Doncaster will benefit from the proposed reduction in corporation tax scheduled for April.
(73371)
138  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many occupational schemes have been found to be deliberately in breach of the earnings limits on tax-free contributions during each of the last five years.
(73014)
139  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax payers paid income tax at the rate of 40 per cent. in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 1997-98.
(73123)
140  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73494)
141  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73465)
142  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the costs of upgrading government computer systems to facilitate the National Changeover Plan for United Kingdom participation in the single currency.
(73600)
143  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the economic advantages of remaining outside the single currency; and what account he has taken of these in formulating policy on economic and monetary union.
(73599)
144  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those benefits of membership of economic and monetary union which cannot be obtained by a member state remaining outside the single currency; and what assessment he has made of the potential financial gain arising to the UK from those benefits.
(73598)
145  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the business leaders involved in the 12 business euroteams; and what links they have with Ambassadors for British Business.
(73601)
146  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73338)
147  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of lifelong individual savings accounts on occupational pension scheme membership.
(73549)
148  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to simplify the regulatory regime for personal pensions.
(73550)
149  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the consultations he has had with the European Central Bank since 1st January.
(71495)
150  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 9th February, Official Report, columns 211-2, on Chechnya, how many rescue attempts were reported in respect of the hostages employed by Granger Telecom prior to 6th December 1998.
(73256)
151  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January, Official Report, column 212, on Chechnya, when his Department made contact with Granger Telecom following receipt of the Interfax report of 6th December 1998.
(73254)
152  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the total expenditure of his Department on (a) property and land purchases and (b) vehicle purchases, from 1st April 1997 to the latest date for which information is available; and what expenditure on property purchases is planned for the next two years.
(72813)
153  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department is having with the Government of the Sudan; and if he will make a statement.
(73609)
154  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is the Government's policy to call for international observers to monitor the forthcoming trial of Abdullah Ocalan in Turkey; and if he will make a statement.
(73611)
155  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list his priorities for the reform of European Union institutions.
(73571)
156  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 16th February, Official Report, column 739, on Iraq, from whom he received the account of the episode relating to the 16 year old Iraqi youth.
(72887)
157  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received regarding the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights on the United Kingdom's failure to make arrangements to enable Gibraltarians to vote at election to the European Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(73623)
158  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the findings of Dr Christopher McIlroy following his examination of the five British citizens on trial in the Yemen.
(73274)
159  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on human rights in China.
(73276)
160  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action he has taken to ensure that the United States of America pays its outstanding payments to the UN.
(73252)
161  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government concerning (a) the ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, (b) the detention of political prisoners, (c) the policy of re-education through labour and (d) the China Democracy Party.
(73194)
162  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held with the Chilean Government concerning the continuation of flights to the Falklands by Lan Chile after 31st March.
(73247)
163  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports that Russians are working on Iran's nuclear, chemical and biological programmes.
(73250)
164  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the countries owing payments to the UN, together with the amounts outstanding at 16th February.
(73251)
165  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he authorised the creation of a new organisation to supply logistical support to British embassies.
(73269)
166  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the dates on which Ministers have (a) contacted and (b) been contacted by the Russian Foreign Minister since 1st November 1998.
(73249)
167  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British Embassy staff remain in Belgrade.
(73275)
168  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy towards the Palestinian Authorities' request for an international conference to discuss the 4th May 1999.
(73192)
169  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations Her Majesty's Government has made to Chile concerning its formal recognition of the Argentine claim to the Falklands.
(73248)
170  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of allegations that Russian companies have broken curbs on technology exports.
(73253)
171  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Human Rights Workshop organised by the UN High Commissioner's office in New Delhi.
(73193)
172  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to privatise the provision of (a) language training, (b) translation, (c) interpretation, (d) IT, (e) deployment of security officers, (f) security vetting procedures, (g) conference organising and (h) visit organising and (i) printing and publishing.
(73271)
173  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government concerning the investigation into the deaths of Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters.
(73272)
174  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the USA about the request by Pakistan to lift the restrictions under the Pressler amendment.
(73273)
175  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to reduce the central administration costs of his Department.
(73270)
176  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what advice the Government has given to British nationals working in Yemen following the threat made by the group calling itself The Army of Suicides, Group Number 66, Bin Laden Militant Wing.
(73185)
177  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian Government about human rights abuses in Iran.
(73300)
178  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide assistance to the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
(73659)
179  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will instruct his (a) desk officers and (b) relevant staff overseas to compile a list of those articles written by the Prime Minister which they have successfully placed in foreign media; and if he will place that list in the Library.
(73606)
180  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those articles (a) he and (b) his Ministers have written for foreign publications since 1st May 1997.
(73605)
181  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73591)
182  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United Nations on the continuing location of the UNEP in Nairobi.
(73681)
183  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the objectives and activities of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
(73294)
184  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to record for future reference those articles his Department places in the foreign press provided by the Prime Minister's Office.
(73604)
185  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contact (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
(73295)
186  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73493)
187  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73337)
188  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73663)
189  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the (a) trade concessions, (b) credits and (c) loans which the British Government has agreed with Iran since May 1997.
(73299)
190  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on atrocities committed by ECOMOG forces in Sierra Leone.
(73641)
191  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to President Mugabe about the content of his recent statements to opposition groups.
(73296)
192  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received concerning the destruction of the Karura Forest in Kenya.
(73766)
193  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73464)
194  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the numbers of people in Iran put to death since President Khatami came to power.
(73298)
195  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those (a) ministers, (b) other parliamentarians and (c) non-parliamentarians who have written articles for which his Department has facilitated placement in the foreign press and foreign journals since 1st May 1997.
(73602)
196  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes his Department has made in the deployment of staff handling media matters in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) embassies and high commissions abroad since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(73603)
197  
  
Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of the General Affairs Council held in Brussels on 22nd and 23rd February; and if he will make a statement.
(73485)
198  
N  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to publish the first annual audit of arms sales; and if he will make a statement.
(71596)
199  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Myanmar about human rights, specifically in respect of the Karen people; what further action he intends taking; if he will arrange for EU foreign ministers to consider this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(73488)
200  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the members of the Panel 2000 Task Force, on how many occasions it has met since its establishment; who was present at each meeting; what was discussed; what its work in progress is; and what conclusions it has reached to date.
(72966)
201  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what purposes Chevening House has been used by Her Majesty's Government, other than for Foreign and Commonwealth Office business, since 1st May 1997.
(72965)
202  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd February, Official Report, columns 138-9, on waiting times, how many patients in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area had been waiting (a) 13 to 25 weeks and (b) more than 26 weeks to see a consultant at the end of December 1998.
(73154)
203  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that health authorities publish hospital waiting list figures that are compatible with the figures published by his Department.
(73118)
204  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate discrepancies between the figures published by the North Essex Health Authority on the total number of people waiting for hospital treatment in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust Area and the figures published by his Department.
(73119)
205  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the North Essex Health Authority publishes figures on waiting lists on the same basis as his Department.
(73120)
206  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were waiting for hospital treatment in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area in (a) October 1998, (b) November 1998, (c) December 1998 and (d) January 1999.
(72888)
207  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) average, (b) maximum and (c) minimum waiting times for thallium scans for each year over the last five years at each of the nuclear medicine centres that provide this facility in the United Kingdom.
(73476)
208  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) average, (b) maximum and (c) minimum waiting times for thallium scans in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) the Greater London area for those aged (A) 0-25 years, (B) 25-50 years and (C) over 50 years.
(73475)
209  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the admission by diagnosis and order of admissions indicating the percentage changes over the previous year in numbers and rates per 100,000 population of patients suffering from schizophrenia psychoses in England in the last year for which figures are available.
(73369)
210  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in England in each of the last three years; and how many of them were taken into local authority residential care in the same year.
(73362)
211  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will investigate the circumstances of the admission to the Hereford NHS hospital of G. Davies of Hereford, on 17th August 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(73380)
212  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to assist hospitals to prevent incidents of Methicillino Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
(73344)
213  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district nurses were assigned to each health authority for each month in 1997 and 1998.
(73479)
214  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of health food products which could be reclassified as medicines.
(73312)
215  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average cost per week of prescriptions for sufferers from diabetes.
(73317)
216  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73333)
217  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses were assigned to intensive care units in the NHS in each month of 1997 and 1998.
(73481)
218  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many CT or CT MRI scanners have been supplied to the NHS from funds allocated by his Department; and how many were acquired by money raised by public or charitable subscription in the last five years.
(73327)
219  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons diabetes sufferers are eligible for free prescriptions.
(73315)
220  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73587)
221  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73669)
222  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the location of each NHS CT and CT MRI scanner and for each one indicate (a) the hours per week for whch it is normally used and (b) the annual operating cost.
(73482)
223  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average cost of undertaking testing of a medical product preparatory to its assessment by the Medicines Control Agency.
(73311)
224  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the doctors struck off in each of the last five years for improper prescribing of medicines and the medical school at which they qualified.
(73310)
225  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what appeal mechanism he will establish in respect of decisions by the Medicines Control Agency to classify foodstuffs as medicines.
(73314)
226  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many qualified midwives were employed in the NHS in each of the last 20 years.
(73478)
227  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if health foods and dietary supplements will have to satisfy the same licensing criteria as medicines when the remit of the Medicines Control Agency is extended.
(73319)
228  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the current number of cystic fibrosis sufferers in the United Kingdom and the annual costs of their prescriptions.
(73316)
229  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of speech therapists required in Cumbria; and how many were in post at the latest available date.
(73480)
230  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what limitations he plans to place on the Medicine Control Agency's proposed new power to declare any food product to be a medicine.
(73313)
231  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; who they met; and what was discussed.
(73456)
232  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received urging that the organs of all deceased persons should be available for transplant unless they have clearly stated otherwise; and if he will make a statement.
(73326)
233  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimates he has made of the numbers of (a) companies involved in the provision of unlicensed drugs to neonates and (b) unlicensed drugs prescribed to neonates; and what plans he has for clinical trials to monitor side effects of these drugs and to check on the dosages given.
(73477)
234  
  
Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provisions exist to ensure that each area has a choice of male and female GPs.
(73548)
235  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in the Chelmsford Division of the Essex Constabulary on (a) 31st March 1997, (b) 31st March 1998 and (c) the latest available date.
(72889)
236  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in the Essex Constabulary on (a) 31st March 1997, (b) 31st March 1998 and (c) the latest available date.
(72890)
237  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the education facilities that exist in each of the establishments in England and Wales where young offenders are held.
(73497)
238  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently held in prison or detention centres awaiting deportation, having already completed a sentence for a criminal offence with a recommendation for deportation on completion of the sentence; and for what periods they have been held in prison or detention centres since the completion of their sentence.
(73558)
239  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been fined for exceeding the speed limit at Forest Side, Claypit Hill, Gravel Hill, Pynest Green Lane and Wellington Hill, all situated in High Beech, Loughton, in each of the last five years.
(73615)
240  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess the advantages and disadvantages of requiring those serving community service sentences to wear high-visibility marked protective clothing to make their participation apparent to the public.
(73614)
241  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Police Service Radio Communications Project.
(73687)
242  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73556)
243  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73492)
244  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73665)
245  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been for stalking since the passage of the relevant Act; how many were successful; and what sentence was passed in each case.
(73504)
246  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd February, Official Report, columns 554-5, if he will list the submissions and briefing papers prepared by his officials on crime among ethnic minorities.
(73625)
247  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the steps his Department is taking to outlaw prostitute contact cards in London telephone boxes.
(73640)
248  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73590)
249  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the police officers in England and Wales who have been murdered in the last 10 years and in respect of whom no one has been brought to court charged with their murder; and if he will make a statement.
(73554)
250  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he intends police forces to meet the target for ethnic minority police in areas with a very small percentage of ethnic minorities.
(73679)
251  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ethnic minority police officers Cumbria Constabulary will need to recruit to meet a 7 per cent. ethnic minority target.
(73680)
252  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last visited the British police contingent in Bosnia.
(73499)
253  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how dispersed asylum seekers are to be taken into account in determining whether the target for ethnic minority police has been met.
(73677)
254  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the film Bride of Chucky Doll.
(73318)
255  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress towards integration of fire, police and ambulance control rooms.
(73500)
256  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress with the Automated Fingerprint Recognition System.
(73501)
257  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers, and from which countries, are seeking asylum on account of their sexuality.
(73552)
258  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73340)
259  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons his Department's studies of (a) young offenders from different ethnic groups and (b) the policing of racial incidents was commissioned; what are the terms of reference of the study; how is it being conducted; what reports he has received on the findings of the study to date; and when in Spring 1999 the final report will be published.
(73351)
260  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the government funding for Victim Support has been for each of the last 12 years.
(73553)
261  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will hold an independent judicial inquiry into the decision not to bring to trial the men arrested for the murder of PC Dunne in Clapham.
(73684)
262  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary plans to reinspect the police forces covered in the 1993 study into the administration of firearms licensing to ensure that the deficiencies noted in the conclusions of that study have been rectified; and if he will make a statement.
(72335)
263  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action has been taken to implement the conclusions of the 1993 report of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary into the administration of firearms licensing; and if he will make a statement.
(72336)
264  
  
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful prosecutions there have been for sexual assault of pupils in each of the last 10 years by (a) primary school teachers, (b) secondary school teachers and (c) support staff in local authority schools.
(73381)
265  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met the British Horseracing Board; and what was discussed.
(73131)
266  
N  
Mr Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the future of the Tote.
(73132)
267  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department is having with the Government of the Sudan; and if she will make a statement.
(73610)
268  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to alleviate the famine in North Korea.
(73281)
269  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the future of (a) the PHARE programme and (b) the TACIS programme.
(73278)
270  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to establish an international code of conduct for transnational corporations in developing countries.
(73280)
271  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the democracy-building projects her Department has supported in (a) Uganda and (b) Indonesia.
(73279)
272  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what official visits she, her ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73454)
273  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to issue information from her Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73583)
274  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list those countries in receipt of British aid which (a) have a record of civil rights abuses, and (b) do not have a democratically-elected Government, indicating in each case the amount of aid they received in the last year for which figures are available.
(73682)
275  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the projects in which British Government aid (a) workers and (b) advisers have been involved in Zimbabwe.
(73297)
276  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the subject areas within her Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73673)
277  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Air Miles have been earned by her and each of her ministers; and how she proposes to use them.
(73328)
278  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much debt each of the 10 most highly-indebted countries repaid in each of the last three years.
(73618)
279  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received calling for the abolition of the monopoly of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners of notarial work in London.
(73468)
280  
  
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what discussions he has had regarding the proposal to end the monopoly of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners of notarial work in London.
(73467)
281  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to inform and advise the public about changes to legal aid following the publication of the Access to Justice Bill [Lords].
(73377)
282  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to make the Decree Absolute Index open to public inspection without the present fee.
(73469)
283  
  
Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many visits by magistrates have taken place under the community project scheme run by the Magistrates' Association and partially funded by his Department at (a) schools and (b) community groups, since the scheme began.
(73613)
284  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his Answer of 22nd February, Official Report, column 44, concerning representations from the Scriveners' Company, what other representations he has received concerning proposals to amend the Scriveners' jurisdiction.
(73285)
285  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73579)
286  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will introduce a system of allowances for jurors based on their actual income loss.
(73301)
287  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73463)
288  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what reports he has received of jurors seeking to evade jury service because they cannot afford the loss of income to their business.
(73658)
289  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the subject areas within her Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73664)
290  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what basis the current level of juror allowance is set.
(73304)
291  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the daily allowance for people on jury service; and what plans he has to uprate the allowance.
(73303)
292  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many Air Miles have been earned by (a) him and (b) the Lord Chancellor; and how they propose to use them.
(73339)
293  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the minimum amount to which a junior barrister would be entitled when representing a client on legal aid for one day.
(73302)
294  
  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been exiled from Northern Ireland by paramilitary groups since the Good Friday Agreement.
(73354)
295  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and how many of them were taken into local authority residential care in the same year.
(73359)
296  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what research projects her Department is funding in the current year to test the effectiveness of community care for people suffering from schizophrenia psychoses; and if she will make a statement.
(73364)
297  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of those convicted of crimes in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available have ever been admitted to National Health Service mental illness hospitals with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses.
(73355)
298  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list the admissions by diagnosis and order of admission indicating the percentage changes over the previous year in numbers and rates per 100,000 population of patients suffering from schizophrenia psychoses in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.
(73367)
299  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were admitted for a hospital stay more than once during the last year in Northern Ireland.
(73363)
300  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what official visits she, her Ministers or officials have made to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73685)
301  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to issue information from her Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73585)
302  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list the subject areas within her Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73671)
303  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list those ministers in her Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73496)
304  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the total estimated cost, including (a) printing, (b) times and (c) staff, in the preparation of the booklet, The Wheelchair Service, by the Southern Health and Social Services Council; which other area health boards and area health councils have already published documents on the Wheelchair Service; to what extent there is duplication amongst the documents; and if she will make a statement.
(73572)
305  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if district councils are obliged to set a rate in public; and if she will make a statement.
(73570)
306  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, how many Air Miles have been earned by her and her minister; and how she proposes to use them.
(73342)
307  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will set up a select committee to consider what parliamentary privilege will apply to honourable Members' web sites; and if she will make a statement.
(73678)
308  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, what official visits she, her ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73460)
309  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 23rd February, Official Report, columns 179-184, what his definition is of the term, pooling sovereignty.
(73597)
310  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the consultative and advisory committees set up by the Government since May 1997.
(73345)
311  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on progress made on passing each of the five economic tests for joining the euro; if deadlines have been imposed; and what staff have been tasked to monitor progress.
(73596)
312  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, who will judge whether the five economic tests for United Kingdom participation in the EMU have been passed; and who will be consulted.
(73594)
313  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he last met representatives of (a) the European Movement and (b) the Federal Trust; and if he will list the subjects discussed.
(73595)
314  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions when he has met the Minister for Science, genetically-modified foods or crops have been discussed.
(73025)
315  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, on how many occasions he or his officials have held discussions with (a) Monsanto, (b) Novartis and (c) Agrevo.
(73036)
316  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what instructions he has issued relating to the Minister for Science's attendance at, or participation in, meetings where genetically-modified foods and crops are discussed.
(73026)
317  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is his estimate of total (a) central government and (b) local authority expenditure on education for (i) 1994-95, (ii) 1995-96, (iii) 1996-97, (iv) 1997-98, (v) 1998-99 and (vi) 1999-2000, expressed in 1997-98 prices.
(72757)
318  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many persons have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of offences of (i) sodomy, (ii) gross indecency and (iii) shameless indecency by one male person with another in each year for the last 10 years.
(73544)
319  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects to receive the conclusions of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee regarding the source of and pathways for highly active particles found at Dounreay and Sandside Beach; and if he will place a copy of the report in the Library.
(72332)
320  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects to receive the update of the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment to their 1995 report on the Potential Health Effects and Possible Sources of Radioactive Particles Found in the Vicinity of the Dounreay Nuclear Establishment; and if he will place a copy of the report in the Library.
(72333)
321  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the total amount of legal aid granted in Scottish civil appeals to the House of Lords in each year of the last 10 years.
(72555)
322  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what reports he has received from Dr Arpad Pusztai of the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen; when he received them; and if he will place copies in the Library.
(72337)
323  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many people with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in Scotland in each of the last three years; and how many of them were taken into local authority residential care in the same year.
(73360)
324  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many of those convicted of crimes in Scotland in the last year for which figures are available have ever been admitted to National Health Service mental illness hospitals with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses.
(73357)
325  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the admissions by diagnosis and order of admission indicating percentage changes over the previous year in numbers and rates per 100,000 population of patients suffering from schizophrenia psychoses in Scotland in the last year for which figures are available.
(73368)
326  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what research projects his Department is funding in the current year to test the effectiveness of community care for people suffering from schizophrenia psychoses; and if he will make a statement.
(73365)
327  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list general government expenditure in Scotland on (i) agriculture, (ii) fisheries, (iii) education, (iv) prison service, (v) police service, (vi) health, (vii) transport and (viii) housing, in (a) cash terms and (b) 1998-99 prices, for each year since 1992.
(73624)
328  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73667)
329  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73490)
330  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73458)
331  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73331)
332  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73656)
333  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is his policy on the (a) production of and (b) charging for fatal accident inquiry transcripts.
(73189)
334  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the approved six year budget for the agriculture business improvement scheme of 1994; what sums have been made available to the Highland agriculture industry; and what plans he has to vire part of the approved budget to other sectors.
(73191)
335  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list for each year between 1974 and the latest available date, the incidence of leukaemia ICD(9) 204 to 208 in children aged 0 to four years in Dumfries and Galloway (i) in total, (ii) by electoral ward and (iii) by sex; and how many cases would have been predicted in Dumfries and Galloway during that period on the basis of national rates for these diseases.
(72329)
336  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list for each year between 1974 and the latest available date, the incidence of brain cancer ICD(9) 191 in children aged 0 to four years in Dumfries and Galloway (i) in total, (ii) by electoral ward and (iii) by sex; and how many cases would have been predicted in Dumfries and Galloway during that period on the basis of national rates for these diseases.
(72330)
337  
N  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many cases of infant leukaemia (ICD(9) 204 to 208 in children aged 0 to one year) (a) were reported in Scotland in each six-month period from 1974 to the latest available date and (b) would have been predicted during that period on the basis of average rates; and what assessment he has made of the reasons for discrepancies between the two.
(72331)
338  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the Benefits Integrity Project ended in Greater Manchester; what has replaced it; and how the replacement is different from its predecessor.
(73547)
339  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what discussions his Department has had with the Child Support Agency over its decision not to inform non-resident parents of the Government's policy on the deferment of arrears arising from delays in the Agency's completion of assessments.
(73718)
340  
  
Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many applications have been made to the Child Support Agency for the deferment of arrears; and how many have been granted.
(73719)
341  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his Department's total expenditure on purchases of (a) vehicles, (b) computers and (c) properties, since 1st May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(72811)
342  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, on what date the transfer of the Department's estate as part of the Private Sector Resource Initiative was agreed; and if he will make a statement.
(72812)
343  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate how many pensioners in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency will be eligible for the minimum income guarantee.
(73376)
344  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate how many families in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency will benefit from the increase in child benefit.
(73375)
345  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of (a) the transaction costs of benefit payment and (b) the costs of paying benefit using the current method if paid through automatic credit transfer.
(73029)
346  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportions of written parliamentary questions for answer on a named day have been given substantive answers on that day in the current session.
(73122)
347  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of how Benefits Agency staff judge the new Benefits Agency/POCL system.
(73030)
348  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of housing benefit claims are processed within 14 days; and what were the proportions in each year since 1992.
(73034)
349  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many transactions using the new Benefits Agency/POCL system have been (a) single benefit claims, (b) two benefit claims, (c) three benefit claims and (d) four or more benefit claims.
(73017)
350  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the expected completion date of the installation of the Benefits Agency/POCL project.
(73018)
351  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the average amount paid to date to the ICL-led consortium for each transaction using the new Benefits Agency/POCL system.
(73033)
352  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list by income decile the numbers of (a) gainers and (b) losers, and the average amount gained or lost, from the proposed changes to bereavement benefits.
(73262)
353  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the savings which have resulted directly from the Benefits Agency/POCL project; and if he will indicate how these savings are measured.
(73032)
354  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of housing benefit claims were processed within 14 days (a) in each year since 1992 and (b) at the latest available date.
(73261)
355  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the number of benefit claimants who do not have a bank account.
(73015)
356  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people in the Norwich North constituency failed the all-work test in the period 1995 to 1998.
(73378)
357  
  
Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents receive income support, broken down by constituency.
(73474)
358  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assumption about the value in real terms of means-tested benefits in 2025 has been made in the forecast in paragraph 17, chapter 1, of Cmd 4179.
(73016)
359  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73453)
360  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73674)
361  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73329)
362  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73582)
363  
  
Audrey Wise (Preston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people were employed by the Benefits Agency on the last day for which a figure is available.
(73626)
364  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to reach a decision regarding the future of the PFR Reprocessing Plant at Dounreay; what consultation he will carry out prior to reaching that decision; when he expects to receive options studies from the UK Atomic Energy Authority with regard to this decision; if he will place a copy of the option studies in the Library; when he plans to announce his decision; and if he will make a statement.
(72334)
365  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will estimate how many workers in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency will benefit from the implementation of the national minimum wage.
(73373)
366  
  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effects on information technology in the United Kingdom of the implementation of the resolution by the European Parliament to outlaw Internet web caching.
(73383)
367  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices have had the new Benefits Agency/POCL system installed to date; how many remain to have the system installed; how many have had the system installed in each week throughout the period of installation to date; and how many will have the system installed in each remaining week of the implementation period.
(73031)
368  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many representations he received, and from whom, between 30th January 1998 and 31st January 1999 concerning the Monopolies and Mergers Commission investigation into the supply of raw cows' milk in Great Britain.
(73350)
369  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal document on the development of the internal market.
(73268)
370  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will announce his decision on the proposed construction of a mini-power plant at Quidhampton near Salisbury.
(73382)
371  
N  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with representatives of the tobacco and alcohol industries concerning the future of their industries since his appointment.
(72199)
372  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans his Department has made for him to lead a trade delegation to India since he took up his present office.
(73692)
373  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures he proposes to take to limit job losses in the British shoe manufacturing industry.
(73306)
374  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73675)
375  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the businessmen and women who took part in the recent trade mission to India.
(73307)
376  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73580)
377  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73325)
378  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations were received by his officials during the recent Indian trade mission about ministerial attendance on that mission.
(73287)
379  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73557)
380  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73349)
381  
  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to prevent dumping of steel products in the United Kingdom.
(73472)
382  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish those parts of the World Trade Agreement that prevent the United Kingdom, or any member state of the European Community from restricting the import of foodstuffs from the United States of America, solely on the grounds of their genetically-modified character; the date and place when the agreement was concluded; the names and status of those persons negotiating and signing that agreement on behalf of the United Kingdom; and when that part relating to the import of such foods was considered by Parliament.
(73723)
383  
N  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent discussions he has had about the future of Vaux Brewery; and if he will make a statement.
(73260)
384  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Minister for Science has left the room on each occasion that GM foods and crops have been discussed at meetings since his appointment.
(73127)
385  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings the Minister for Science has attended where GM foods and crops were discussed; on what dates; and if he will list those who attended these meetings.
(73135)
386  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on how many occasions the Minister for Science has met officers or representatives of (a) Diatech Ltd., (b) Innotech Ltd., (c) Floranova Ltd., (d) Floranova Service Corp America, (e) Elite Seeds, and (f) Floranova s.a., Costa Rica, since becoming a Minister.
(73134)
387  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place an agenda and minutes for the meeting on 15th December 1998, which the Minister for Science chaired, in the Library.
(73020)
388  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place the itinerary for the Minister for Science's visit to China and Korea in the Library; if he will list the (i) universities, (ii) scientific institutions, (iii) laboratories and (iv) companies which he visited; and what was the cost of the visit.
(73021)
389  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Minister for Science is permitted to take part in discussions on GM foods and crops.
(73128)
390  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much grant in 1998-99 was given by BBSRC to (a) the John Lines Centre and (b) the Sainsbury Laboratory.
(73037)
391  
N  
Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what advice he has received from Commissioners on a requirement for elected members to the Welsh Assembly to require disclosure and declaration if they are Freemasons.
[R] (73187)
392  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement about proposals for an international standard 50 metre swimming pool for Wales.
(73545)
393  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in Wales in each of the last three years; and how many of them were taken into local authority residential care in the same year.
(73361)
394  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what research projects his Department is funding in the current year to test the effectiveness of community care for people suffering from schizophrenia psychoses; and if he will make a statement.
(73366)
395  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the admission by diagnosis and order of admissions indicating the percentage changes over the previous year in numbers and rates per 100,000 population of patients suffering from schizophrenia psychoses in Wales in the last year for which figures are available.
(73370)
396  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many of those convicted of crimes in Wales in the last year for which figures are available have ever been admitted to National Health Service mental illness hospitals and units with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses.
(73356)
397  
N  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the amount spent by the WDA in each local authority area in Wales for each of the last five years.
(72371)
398  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list those ministers in his Department who were present at the recent Brit awards in an official capacity; and who or what organisation was acting as their sponsor or host.
(73348)
399  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to issue information from his Department to help the public make an informed decision when they vote on the single currency.
(73584)
400  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what official visits he, his ministers or officials have paid to Zimbabwe since May 1997; whom they met; and what was discussed.
(73555)
401  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the subject areas within his Department's responsibilities which will be covered by the information campaign on Britain's membership of a single currency.
(73672)
402  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Air Miles have been earned by him and each of his ministers; and how he proposes to use them.
(73335)
403  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many patients in each health authority area were waiting for NHS treatment in December 1998 for (a) six months and under, (b) six to 12 months, (c) 12 to 18 months and (d) over 18 months; and if he will make a statement.
(72756)
404  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he or his predecessors have signed an agreement to lease land adjacent to Crickhowell House in Cardiff for use as a site for the National Assembly Building.
(73620)
405  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which company or companies gave his Department professional advice (a) on the use of Crickhowell House as part of the National Assembly project and (b) when Crickhowell House was first let in 1991-92; and if he will make a statement.
(73608)
406  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what guidance he has given to local authority social services departments in Wales regarding the criteria to be employed under best value assessments for autism-specific services.
(73627)
407  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what are his arrangements for monitoring the implementation of his Department's guidance on best practice in providing education for (a) those with learning difficulties and (b) children with autism spectrum disorders.
(73647)
408  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what meetings have been held by officials of his Department with Mr Richard J. Slaski, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food's independent assessor on fish and shellfish cultivation; and if he will make a statement.
(73607)
409  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many autism-specific places are currently provided by social services departments in Wales for individuals who autism specific disorders within (a) residential services, (b) day services and (c) respite case services.
(73628)
410  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what are the arrangements within the National Health Service in Wales for (a) the identification of individuals with autism-spectrum disorders and (b) the primary health care post-diagnosis offered to individuals and their families.
(73629)
411  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on state aids to European airlines; and if he will make a statement.
[Question Unstarred] (71595)
412  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures the UK Red Squirrel Group has taken to protect red squirrels in Cumbria.
[Transferred] (73690)
413  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish (a) an updated version of Table 1 of Appendix 4 of the report of the European Communities Committee of the House of Lords of Session 1997-98 (HL 11-I p57-8) concerning the regulation of genetic modifications in agriculture stating in addition in respect of each application, the policy of Her Majesty's Government and (b) a similar list of applications considered by (i) the EU Commission and (ii) a Council committee, which were disapproved.
[Transferred] (73721)
414  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will state the level of representation of the United Kingdom on each regulatory committee of the European (a) Commission and (b) Council concerned with the approval for (i) experiment and (ii) sale of genetic crops, listing the producers used at each stage, the mode of decision by vote and the legal basis for such decision.
[Transferred] (73720)
415  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the occasions in (a) the Regulatory Committee of the European Commission and (b) the Council of Ministers when approval for genetically-modified crops for (1) experimental and (2) commercial purposes was granted; when the representatives of the United Kingdom (A) expressed disapproval of any such application and (B) (i) voted against and (ii) abstained, on any occasion when approval for that application has been obtained by qualified majority of opinion, together with the nature and origin of the application concerned.
[Transferred] (73722)
416  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made in discovering which species of trees were growing in Essex in each of the last 10 centuries in connection with the establishment of the Thames Chase Community Forest.
[Transferred] (73617)
417  
  
Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made on soil testing to ascertain which trees would grow in the proposed Thames Chase Community Forest.
[Transferred] (73616)
418  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency will gain from the reduction in national insurance contributions scheduled for April.
[Transferred] (73372)
419  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the charges which will be made for couples splitting a pension on divorce.
[Transferred] (73551)
420  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of those convicted of crimes in England in the last year for which figures are available have ever been admitted to National Health Service mental illness hospitals and units with a main diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses.
[Transferred] (73358)
421  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate how many pensioners in the Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency are eligible for free eye checks.
[Transferred] (73374)


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