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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 14 April 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 14 April 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 Wednesday 14 April, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Thursday 15 April, 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 14th APRIL
1  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what latest estimate he has made of the total cost of resolving the year 2000 computer problem in all defence-related areas; how much has been spent to date; and if he will make a statement.
(79805)
2  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what precautions are being taken by Her Majesty's armed forces over the period 30th December 1999 to 5th January 2000 to ensure defence capability is not damaged by the year 2000 computer problem; and if he will make a statement.
(79806)
3  
N  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 24th March, Official Report, column 307, how many goats have died in experiments at the Royal Navy Physiological Laboratory in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the previous five years; how many have been injured before undergoing experiments; what anaesthetics are administered to goats; and if he will list the experiments that have been performed on goats.
(79725)
4  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what records are kept by his Department of allegations concerning (a) physical and (b) mental health injuries suffered by former members of the armed forces as a result of their service.
(80724)
5  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations have been made by his Department regarding the censorship at Skyline College in the United Arab Emirates referred to in the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Report 1998.
(79941)
6  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the impact his revision downwards on the projection of the number of houses that will need to be built between now and 2016 will have on the projected number of houses needed in (a) Essex and (b) Mid-Essex.
(80289)
7  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what information was provided to staff at Crosby Driving Test Centre, prior to its closure, concerning the future of the test centre and its staff.
(80722)
8  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has requested (a) the Financial Services Authority and (b) the Personal Investment Authority to consider the advice required on the early termination and surrender of endowment policies.
(80510)
9  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance is in place for the choice of books that are acquired by the British Council for its overseas libraries; what restrictions are imposed by (a) the UK and (b) other governments regarding what texts can be supplied in any particular country.
(79942)
10  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of expenditure to date by the NHS to resolve the year 2000 computer problem; and if he will make a statement.
(79726)
11  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the NHS has made to limit the risks to the provision of NHS services as a consequence of the year 2000 computer problem; and if he will make a statement.
(79727)
12  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what studies have been carried out into the effect of withdrawing from prisoners constitutional integrated drug-free medicine received for patterns of addiction, violence and related disturbances.
(80137)
13  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the constitutional integrated drug-free medical treatment programme established in HMP Coldingley, Feltham and Downview by Complementary Medical Services for Prisoners and the effects reported by prisoners.
(80138)
14  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Prison Service instruction to governors regarding the provision of complementary medical services to prisoners will be issued; who was consulted in formulating this policy; and what assessment he has made of the impact it will have on the provision of constitutional drug-free medicine within the prison service.
(80166)
15  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Minister of State responsible for Prisons has made of the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency's report on the complementary medical treatment programme at HM Prison Coldingley; and if he will make a statement.
(80167)
16  
  
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he plans to implement the commitment that unmarried fathers will have the same responsibilities as married fathers under the Children Act 1989.
(80725)
17  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will assess the benefits of using the concept of institutional (a) sectarianism and (b) anti-nationalism within the context of reforming policing in Northern Ireland.
(80723)
18  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the size and cost of the rebates required to implement the Partnership for Pensions proposals.
(80509)
19  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he plans to require his Department (a) to offer advice, (b) to pay for independent advice and (c) to provide a channel to authorised independent advice, on the switch between the state second pension and the stakeholder pension proposed in his Partnership for Pension.
(80508)
20  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 19th March, Official Report, columns 838-9, on bereavement benefits, if he will estimate the ranges of income from occupational pensions being received by the widows in receipt of such pensions.
(80599)
21  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many claimants of income support over the age of 60 years are affected by the tariff incomes schedule regime; and what reduction of expenditure on income support is achieved by the schedule.
(80505)
22  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the numbers of potential claimants of income support who are prevented from qualifying for income support as a result of the tariff income schedule regime.
(80506)
23  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he plans to require providers of stakeholder pensions to have a duty to offer advice with utmost good faith to potential customers.
(80507)
24  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he expects the backlog of claims arising from the failure of the national insurance computer system to be cleared and arrears payments and compensation payments to be made; and if he will make a statement.
(80290)
25  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to review the level of savings which requires his Department to assume an income of £1 for every £250 above that limit, when calculating benefits; and if he will make a statement.
(80666)
26  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the flow measurements were from 1st January 1998 to 1st April 1999 on (a) the Clywedog Dam, (b) the dam at Lake Vyrnwy and (c) the River Severn below the Nescliffe Brook; and if he will make a statement.
(80688)
27  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the daily rainfall figures since 1st January 1998 at (a) the Clywedog Dam, (b) Lake Vyrnwy and (c) the Welshpool measurement centre; and if he will make a statement.
(80715)
28  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the daily water levels were from 1st January 1998 to 1st April 1999 at (a) the Clywedog Dam and (b) the dam at Lake Vyrnwy; and if he will make a statement.
(80716)
29  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the impact of the resignation of the Commissioners of the European Union on the coordination of British development aid with that of the EU.
[Question Unstarred] (79113)


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