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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 22 April 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 22 April of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

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 22nd APRIL
1  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effect on horticulture of the decline in the numbers of bumblebees.
(80617)
2  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81759)
3  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects the environmental assessment of the Silk Stream flood alleviation scheme to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
(81748)
4  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the 1999 haddock quota tonnage allocated to the United Kingdom and the total haddock quota tonnage available to the EU within EU and external waters.
(81854)
5  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the outcome of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 19th and 20th April; and if he will make a statement.
(81883)
6  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what reports he has received on cross-pollination between genetically-modified oil seed rape in field trials and the wild weed variety; and if he will make a statement on the latter's resistance to weedkiller.
(81781)
7  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the meetings which officials from the Plant Variety and Seeds Office have attended with officials from (a) EU member states, (b) the European Commission and (c) the World Trade Organisation since 1st January 1999; and if he will list such meetings planned up to 1st June 1999.
(81880)
8  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what steps he takes to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service gives due weight to environmental considerations in deciding whether to pursue a prosecution.
(80379)
9  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81771)
10  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what recent representations he has received on his proposals to reform the Crown Prosecution Service.
(80375)
11  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81769)
12  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will list (a) what items of research have been commissioned from the People's Panel by government (i) departments, (ii) agencies and (iii) non-departmental public bodies, (b) their purposes and (c) their cost.
(80690)
13  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the Right honourable Member for Berwick-on-Tweed on the introduction of proportional representation for local government elections.
(81974)
14  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81764)
15  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the nations which have (a) agreed and (b) declined to participate in the nation a day theme in the Millennium Dome.
(81751)
16  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects all parts of East Lancashire to be able to receive digital terrestrial television.
(81912)
17  
  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the small arms trainer ranges operational in the United Kingdom prior to the Strategic Defence Review, indicating (a) regular, (b) TA and (c) Cadet Unit numbers catered for at each.
(81779)
18  
  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on policy with regard to future use of small arms trainer ranges by HM armed forces.
(81776)
19  
  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many small arms trainer ranges were available for armed forces use in 1997; and how many are currently available.
(81777)
20  
  
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the (a) condition, (b) availability and (c) future use of the small arms trainer range at Chelsea Barracks.
(81778)
21  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81761)
22  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the overseas offices of the Defence Export Services Organisation are situated; when each office was established; how many staff are currently employed in each; and what is the budget for 1999-2000 for each.
(81732)
23  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the additional cost of the conflict in Yugoslavia.
(81964)
24  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to meet the Falkland Islands Government's request for armaments for fisheries protection vessels; and if he will make a statement.
(81960)
25  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will announce his decision on the calibre of guns for Falkland Islands fishery protection vessels; and if he will make a statement.
(81870)
26  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact on the Falkland Island Garrison of the withdrawal of diversion rights for RAF Tristars by Uruguay and Brazil; and if he will make a statement.
(81868)
27  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Falkland Island Garrison of the decision of the Government of Chile to withdraw air links to the Falkland Islands; and if he will make a statement.
(81867)
28  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he intends to modify the Strategic Defence Review assumptions concerning the length of tours of duty on operations.
(81662)
29  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the TA is (i) deployed and (ii) warned to deploy for operations in the Balkans.
(81664)
30  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current proportion of the (a) Royal Navy and (b) RN Fleet, (i) committed and (ii) warned to deploy for operations.
(81666)
31  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Army's armoured infantry battalions and mechanised infantry battalions are (a) currently employed on operations and (b) warned to deploy for operations.
(81660)
32  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the Army's (a) divisional and (b) brigade headquarters are (i) committed to operations and (ii) warned to deploy for operations.
(81669)
33  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current proportion of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force deployed on operations.
(81661)
34  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what units from 19th Brigade have reinforced 4th Armoured Brigade for its deployment to Macedonia.
(81663)
35  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions since 24th March the Chiefs of Staff have accompanied the Chief of the Defence Staff to meetings of the War Cabinet.
(81665)
36  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current proportion of the (a) RAF and (b) RAF Strike Command, (i) committed and (ii) warned to deploy for operations.
(81667)
37  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current proportion of (a) the Army and (b) Land Command (i) committed and (ii) warned to deploy for operations.
(81668)
38  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantities of (a) food, (b) medical equipment and (c) temporary accommodation have been provided by (i) United Kingdom military forces and (ii) NATO forces to refugees in (1) Macedonia, (2) Montenegro and (3) Albania since the outset of the NATO action in Yugoslavia; and what has been the cost to date of such assistance.
(81944)
39  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to ensure that colleges of further education are not penalised financially as a result of the transfer of responsibility for funding part-time higher education courses in further education colleges from the Further Education Funding Council to the Higher Education Funding Council.
(81872)
40  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81757)
41  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the final month of the intensified Gateway of the New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds will involve.
(81694)
42  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will give details of the strategy being developed to improve the New Deal for Young People.
(81691)
43  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how each of the nine measurements of performance for the New Deal for Young People is calculated.
(81692)
44  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people left each New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds option for a sustained unsubsidised job for each month between January 1998 and January 1999.
(81697)
45  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list by local education authority the funds received per pupil from all the initiatives launched and managed by his Department since May 1997, listing separately funds received from (a) Standards Fund initiatives and (b) other initiatives including capital funds.
(80691)
46  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many bids (a) have been received and (b) were successful in each local education authority for each competitive bidding process launched and managed by his Department since November 1998.
(80692)
47  
  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of schools which will benefit from the New Deal for Schools.
(81861)
48  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what action he has taken to monitor standards in A level subjects in (a) mathematics, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d) other science subjects since May 1997.
(81853)
49  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment the Government has made of the relative merits of using (a) off-flows from the claimant count in the target category and (b) an absolute fall in the unemployment count in the target category, to measure the Government's progess in meeting its targets for the New Deal for Young People; and if he will make a statement.
(81749)
50  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will estimate the average number of hours a year 7 pupil in a local education authority school spent receiving tuition in the classroom in (a) 1978-79, (b) 1988-89 and (c) 1998-99.
(81715)
51  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the value was of the (a) funds administered by the Further Education Funding Council and (b) overheads of the Further Education Funding Council in the last year for which figures are available.
(81881)
52  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the value was of the (a) funds administered by the TECs and (b) overheads of the TECs in the last year for which figures are available.
(81882)
53  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has for the future of the National Training Centre for Knitting Machine Mechanics and Technicians at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College.
(81738)
54  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81770)
55  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussion the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Mansfield, had with the honourable Member for Peterborough concerning their respective times of departure from the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's conference on transport on 16th April.
(81675)
56  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Mansfield, withdrew his agreement to answer questions at the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce conference on transport, on Friday 16th April.
(81671)
57  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he instructed the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Mansfield, not to answer questions at the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's conference on transport on Friday 16th April and to leave early; and what discussions he had with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and the honourable Member for Peterborough concerning their respective times of departure from the conference.
(81676)
58  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the official engagements of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Mansfield, for Friday 16th April, stating in each case, what time each engagement was scheduled to start and finish and when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State actually arrived and departed.
(81670)
59  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library copies of his replies to the correspondence he has received about the decision by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Mansfield, not to answer questions following his speech to the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's conference on transport on Friday 16th April and to leave early.
(81674)
60  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 15th April, Official Report, columns 301-2, what are the (a) number and (b) percentage of existing field test sites for genetically-modified crops which have been subject to (i) pre-planting environmental audit and (ii) sub-surface impact analysis.
(81946)
61  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the percentage of the 1 per cent. increase in bus passengers which has resulted from passengers changing their mode of transport.
(81716)
62  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the number of local bus passenger journeys in (a) 1995-96, (b) 1996-97, (c) 1997-98 and (d) 1998-99 in (i) London, (ii) English metropolitan areas, (iii) English shire counties and (iv) England.
(81714)
63  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list those countries which have (a) agreed, (b) failed to agree and (c) not responded to his statement of 10th June 1998 on multilateral agreements on 3rd and 4th freedoms at regional airports.
(81713)
64  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what quality control measures are in place to ensure that highway repairs undertaken by the Highways Agency are of adequate durability.
(81957)
65  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will investigate the quality of repairs undertaken by the Highways Agency to the A38 Bridge over the M4 at Almondsbury in 1998; and if he will make a statement.
(81956)
66  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 14th April, Official Report, column 247, on the National Changeover Plan, what types of non-IT expenditure he expects in the National Changeover Plan prior to any parliamentary decision to hold a referendum; and at what estimated levels of cost.
(81747)
67  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what staff have been tasked to monitor progress in passing the five economic tests for joining the euro.
(81736)
68  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what response the Government has made to the European Commission's proposal to extend the provisions of Directive 76/308/EEC to allow the recovery between member states of unpaid taxes on income and capital.
(81789)
69  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81785)
70  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on friendly societies of the introduction of (a) individual savings accounts, (b) individual learning accounts and (c) stakeholder pensions.
(81693)
71  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral Answer to the honourable Member for South West Hertfordshire, Official Report, column 358, on national insurance and the self-employed, what factors underlie the difference between that answer and the figures in Table 1-11 of the Red Book.
(81718)
72  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if mutual shares held by a credit union member held in a common bond can be one of his special savings schemes covered by ISAs.
(81606)
73  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Secretary of State for Defence in respect of an increase in the defence budget.
(81659)
74  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what additional supplementary contributions the Government is giving to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to enable it to carry out its work in relation to the events in Kosovo.
(81730)
75  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ask the UN General Assembly to make a special allocation to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to meet the needs of the Tribunal arising from the events in Kosovo.
(81729)
76  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is his policy to assist the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department to prevent illegal fishing within the Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection Zone; and if he will make a statement.
(81879)
77  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if approval has been given for the Falklands Islands Fisheries Department to (a) arm and (b) use a 0.50 inch calibre gun, on one of its fisheries protection vessels.
(81876)
78  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the application of the provisions of the White Paper, Partnership for Progress and Prosperity, concerning environmental protection to the waters within the Falkland Islands Fisheries Protection Zone; and what plans he has to ensure that the Falkland Fisheries Department is equipped to implement that policy.
(81878)
79  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to assist the Falklands Islands Government to meet its international obligations in terms of conserving living resources around its coastline, as set out in the White Paper, Partnership for Progress and Prosperity; and if he will make a statement.
(81877)
80  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81754)
81  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent illegal fishing in Falkland Islands waters.
(81963)
82  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 20th January, Official Report, column 505, for what reason he has not received from the European Commission the information requested by the honourable Member for Ludlow on 13th January.
(81980)
83  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of illegal fishing in Falkland Islands waters; and if he will make a statement.
(81961)
84  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received about illegal fishing in Falkland Islands waters; and if he will make a statement.
(81962)
85  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Governments of Uruguay and Brazil about their decision to withdraw diversion rights for RAF Tristars flying to the Falkland Islands; and if he will make a statement.
(81869)
86  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the (a) date of advertisement, (b) closing date of applications, (c) the names of (i) short-listed and (ii) all other candidates, (d) the interview date of candidates and (e) the date of appointment for the post of the Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police.
(81852)
87  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Pakistan concerning reports of infringement of the rights of workers and trade unionists.
(81857)
88  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the governments of India and Pakistan following the missile tests on 11th and 14th April; what progress he has made in persuading both governments to sign up to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(81855)
89  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his policy on the public release of intelligence reports on atrocities committed by foreign governments; and if information provided to the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague will be released to Parliament.
(81942)
90  
  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when funding for Beta Interferon will be available in all health districts.
(81742)
91  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the amount of unspent Investing in Dentistry funds for 1997-98; and whether that balance was re-allocated to the 1998-99 funds.
(81911)
92  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for the long-term future of dentistry in the NHS.
(81875)
93  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what target his Department has set for the number of dentists providing NHS services per 1,000 population.
(81865)
94  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure a comprehensive NHS dentistry service is available throughout the country.
(81874)
95  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the annual reports on clinical governance from primary care groups will be required to include reports on the management of chronic illness.
(81866)
96  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the Government's long-term policy on NHS dentistry.
(81873)
97  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many personal dental service pilots have been set up since October 1998.
(81864)
98  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the (a) designated and (b) accredited regional cancer centres, indicating the date of designation and accreditation in each case.
(81731)
99  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the change in (a) waiting lists and (b) waiting time for consultation at St George's Hospital, Tooting, in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(81886)
100  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist breast cancer units in hospitals cover the Greater London area.
(81887)
101  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81762)
102  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of the working group on breast screening set up by the Chief Medical Officer in October 1998.
(81735)
103  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish clinical guidelines on osteoporosis prevention and treatment.
(81884)
104  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will report the current progress of the clinical trials regarding the treatment of oesophageal cancer relating to chemotherapy (OEO2).
(81750)
105  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the cost to the National Health Service of treating people who have been injured by animals in each of the last three years.
(81775)
106  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce measures to enable those in charge of animals which have caused injuries requiring health service treatment to be charged for that treatment.
(81774)
107  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the average survival age for sufferers of cystic fibrosis in (a) 1998, (b) 1988 and (c) 1978.
(81753)
108  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of cystic fibrosis sufferers who reached their 18th birthday in (a) 1970 and (b) 1998.
(81752)
109  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the closure of Ongar War Memorial Hospital.
(81871)
110  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the cost to (a) the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust and (b) Suffolk Health Authority of increased employer pension contributions arising from changes in the 1997 and 1998 Budgets to advanced corporation tax.
(81673)
111  
N  
Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the take-up rate has been for measles, mumps and rubella vaccination for 1998-99 and the preceding four years in (a) Manchester, (b) the North West and (c) England.
(81717)
112  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bids have been received from dentists in Northavon since the launch of his Investing in Dentistry initiative; and how many of these have been successful.
(81955)
113  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the outcome of the review of the Probation Service's recruitment needs; and if he will publish the results.
(81954)
114  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimates he has had made of the likely change in the number of juveniles sentenced to custody during the next five years.
(81979)
115  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average time taken to process parole applications.
(81959)
116  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders convicted of (a) sexual offences and (b) violent offences have been released on home detention curfew on or since 28th January.
(81947)
117  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average time taken by him to determine an application by a person with limited leave under the Immigration Act 1971 to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for further leave in each of the last five years.
(81462)
118  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals claimed asylum at Waterloo Station in (a) 1997, (b) the first two months of 1998 and (c) 1998.
(81463)
119  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons were detained under the authority of an immigration officer under paragraph 16(2) of Schedule 2 of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last five years; and how many of such persons were detained for (a) more than one week and (b) more than one month.
(81464)
120  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations he has carried out regarding the rights of appeal of a person with limited leave applying for a variation of leave; and what representations he has received on this subject.
(81465)
121  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many directions have been given under (a) subsection 8(1)(a) and (b) and (b) subsection 8(1)(c) of Schedule 2 of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last five years.
(81466)
122  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what are the (a) salaries, (b) leave entitlements and (c) other conditions of service for (i) police, (ii) health, (iii) education, (iv) probation and (v) social services members of young offender teams.
(81958)
123  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of drug users who are criminally active and (b) the cost of drug-related crime.
(81982)
124  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recommendations for deportation were made by courts in cases where an offender received (a) a community sentence, (b) a sentence of less than four years imprisonment and (c) four years or more imprisonment in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(81475)
125  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were recommended for deportation by a court following convictions for (a) offences involving the possession or supply of illegal drugs or trafficking in drugs, (b) offences involving violence and (c) sexual offences in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(81507)
126  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the ergonomic assessment of the Crams IT system currently being installed by the Probation Service.
(81978)
127  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to build additional young offenders' institutions within Greater London.
(81977)
128  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the prisoners released on home detention curfew on or since 28th January have (a) been returned to custody and (b) committed offences whilst on curfew.
(81948)
129  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the joint team established by the Home Office and Siemens Business Services on 17th March to report.
(81467)
130  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases he has referred to (a) an adjudicator and (b) an appeal tribunal under the provisions of section 21 of the Immigration Act 1971; and in how many such cases he has subsequently varied a decision in favour of an appellant.
(81468)
131  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many written undertakings in respect of support for persons entering the UK were signed in 1997-98.
(81469)
132  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons in respect of whom a written undertaking had been given by another accepting responsibility for their maintenance and accommodation applied for asylum in the UK in each of the last five years.
(81470)
133  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons were (a) charged and (b) convicted of offences under section 26(1)(d) and (g) of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last five years.
(81471)
134  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the administrative and other costs of local authorities providing support for asylum seekers by way of vouchers; and what assessment he has made of the average cost per voucher in relation to the nominal value of the voucher.
(81472)
135  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons appealed against the destination specified in directions for their removal following refusal of leave to enter under section 17(1)(a) of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last five years; and how many of such appeals were allowed.
(81473)
136  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deportation orders have been made against persons as belonging to the family of another under section 3(5) of the Immigration Act 1971 where that other person had been recommended for deportation by a court in each of the last five years.
(81474)
137  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for housing juveniles within the Prison Service estate.
(81976)
138  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average time between a request for a curfew home circumstances report being signed by a prison governor and being received by the Probation Service.
(81952)
139  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders were recommended for deportation by (a) a magistrates' court and (b) a Crown court in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(81506)
140  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what difficulties there have been with the equipment used to enforce home detention curfews, with particular reference to multi-storey dwellings, hostels and farms.
(81953)
141  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of stop and search have been recorded at (a) Tooting and (b) Wandsworth police stations; and how many of these have led to arrests in each of the last three years.
(81889)
142  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many racially-motivated assaults have been recorded in each of the last three years at (a) Tooting and (b) Wandsworth police stations.
(81890)
143  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ethnic minority police officers are currently stationed at (a) Tooting and (b) Wandsworth police stations.
(81891)
144  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of incitement to racial hatred were (a) reported, (b) investigated and (c) the subject of arrest, in (i) Tooting and (ii) Wandsworth police stations in the last three years.
(81888)
145  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81756)
146  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the legal costs of Cleveland Police in the recent libel case relating to allegations of sexual harassment against three Cleveland police officers; and if he will make a statement.
(81851)
147  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the proportion of elected representatives on police authorities in England; and if he will make a statement.
(81849)
148  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the amount of money paid by Cleveland Police to each of the three Cleveland police officers relating to the libel case involving allegations of sexual harassment; and if he will make a statement.
(81850)
149  
  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make a statement on the eligibility of those overseas voters eligible to vote in the United Kingdom general elections to vote in the forthcoming European Parliament election.
(81788)
150  
  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the eligibility of holders of Gibraltarian passports to stand as candidates for the European Parliament if they are (a) residents of Gibraltar and (b) resident in the United Kingdom.
(81787)
151  
  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the eligibility of citizens of Commonweatlh countries, other than United Kingdom citizens, who are resident in the United Kingdom and eligible to stand as candidates for the Parliament of the United Kingdom, to stand for election to the European Parliament.
(81786)
152  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce measures to prohibit dogs with a history of aggression which have been deposited in an animal welfare centre from being rehoused with members of the public.
(81780)
153  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with ACPO on the workings of legislation relating to the control of dogs.
(81773)
154  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to receive the report of the inquiry into the leaking of the McPherson Report.
(81862)
155  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will assess the risks to members of the public from animal rescue charities and organisations finding new homes for dangerous dogs.
(81772)
156  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to publish his consultation paper on dealing with advertising by prostitutes in public telephone kiosks.
(81672)
157  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions have been secured for the crime of perjury in the last 12 months.
(80378)
158  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to use the former RAF base at Sopley to accommodate Kosovan refugees; and if he will make a statement.
(81690)
159  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions her Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81768)
160  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to prevent the sale of human body parts from living donors; and what assessment she has made of the prevalence of this practice.
(81859)
161  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance she is giving to the Government of Zimbabwe to help it to combat AIDS.
(81858)
162  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what has been the value of humanitarian aid provided to Kosovan refugees organised or administered by her Department (a) from October 1998 to 23rd March and (b) since 23rd March; and what plans she has to increase the scope of humanitarian assistance.
(81943)
163  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the number of refugees who (a) left Kosovo up to 24th March and (b) have left Kosovo since 24th March; and what sources it uses to make such estimates.
(81920)
164  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81755)
165  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has to close Monmouth County Court; and what representations he has received opposing these proposals.
(81856)
166  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions her Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81766)
167  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the policy of her Department in respect of members of staff engaged in political activity.
(81860)
168  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action was taken following the investigations into a member of staff from the Department of the Environment-Planning Service who appeared on a public platform at a rally in support of the Spirit of Drumcree Group in November 1995; and if she will place the report of the inquiry in the Library.
(81885)
169  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list for the week ended Saturday 17th April the number of (a) punishment beatings and (b) punishment shootings which took place in Northern Ireland, indicating how many in each category were committed by (i) Loyalist and (ii) Republican groups.
(81741)
170  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will list for the week ended Saturday 17th April the number of violent incidents involving paramilitary groups which took place in Northern Ireland, indicating how many involved (a) Loyalist and (b) Republican groups.
(81740)
171  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on her Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81763)
172  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will set out his definition of the term pooling of economic sovereignty.
(81737)
173  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Prime Minister, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials will attend the Bilderberg Group meeting in Portugal in June; and if he will make a statement.
(81790)
174  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81760)
175  
N  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what measures he is taking to increase the level of tree planting.
(80371)
176  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81765)
177  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if the installation of bar-code scanners for girocheques in post offices is a term of the Department's contract with the Post Office.
(81696)
178  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many Benefits Agency staff have their pay linked to performance in respect of (i) benefit clearance times, (ii) benefit accuracy, (iii) weekly benefit savings from detected fraud and (iv) any performance measurements.
(81695)
179  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of prosecutions were successful (a) of all prosecutions for benefit fraud, (b) of prosecutions for benefit fraud under the Theft Acts and (c) of prosecutions for benefit fraud under the Social Security Acts, in (i) 1996-97, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1998-99.
(81698)
180  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will publish the most recent estimates of the average incomes of pensioners in OECD countries as a proportion of average earnings.
(81733)
181  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what are (a) the total income of a single man aged 65 years who has no savings or resources, taking account of guaranteed minimum pension, housing benefit and council tax benefit, (b) the retirement pension payable to a single man aged 65 years who has savings above the means-testing limits, (c) the difference per annum between (a) and (b), and (d) the amount of money which would be required to purchase an annuity to fund (c).
(81913)
182  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, by how much it would be possible to increase the basic state pension, taking into account savings on means-tested benefits and increases in income tax revenues, if the £100 winter fuel payment were abolished and all the proceeds spent on the basic state pension.
(81975)
183  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81758)
184  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what were the results of his Department's August 1998 consultation exercise on the criteria to be applied in the designation of Objective 2 areas.
(81914)
185  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, by what means he plans to achieve a target population in compliance with the four strands within Objective 2.
(81918)
186  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons the consultation paper issued by his Department on 30th March, on the criteria to be applied in the designation of Objective 2 areas, asks the same questions as the consultation exercise in August 1998.
(81919)
187  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the areas submitted to the EU Commission at the end of March for consideration as assisted areas.
(81917)
188  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what differences there will be between the Assisted Areas map and the Objective 2 map in the UK for 1999 to 2004.
(81916)
189  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what factors underlay the setting of a renewable energy target of 10 per cent.
(81783)
190  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the types of renewable energy sources currently providing power and the contribution in percentage terms each source makes to the United Kingdom's total energy supply in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(81784)
191  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list (a) the growth rate in and (b) the percentage of power supplied by each renewable energy source in each of the last five years.
(81863)
192  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is his estimate of the potential contribution of each renewable energy source to meeting a target of 10 per cent. of total energy supply from renewable sources.
(81782)
193  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the implementation of the provisions of the minimum wage legislation.
(81940)
194  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what notice is given to other states of the shipment from the United Kingdom of cargoes of (a) high-level radioactive waste, (b) plutonium and (c) MOX nuclear fuel.
(81945)
195  
  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact on the clothing and textile industry of the proposed closure of the National Training Centre for Knitting Machine Mechanics and Technicians.
(81739)
196  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy when (a) conducting legal proceedings and (b) seeking legal advice as to the circumstances in which Queen's Counsel should be instructed; and for each of the last three years (i) on how many occasions his Department instructed Queen's Counsel and (ii) what was the total cost of instructing Queen's Counsel.
(81767)
197  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans (a) he and (b) Welsh Office Ministers have to attend (i) meetings and (ii) functions with lobbyists and public relations organisations between 6th and 20th May.
(81734)
198  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to paragraph 4.85 of his Department's Annual Report, Cm 4216, what are (a) the cost of the environmental research programme and (b) the names of each of the studies completed or in progress; and if he will place copies of each of these studies in the Library.
(81941)
199  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what monitoring his Department undertakes of the implementation of Government policies on wages and union recognition in companies in South Wales.
(81921)
200  
N  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what safeguards are in place to ensure that consumers have adequate information on genetically-modified foods.
[Question Unstarred] (80350)
201  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask Mr Attorney General, how many cases of homicide in London (a) have not been the subject of commencement of legal proceedings, (b) have been the subject of commenced but discontinued legal proceedings, (c) have been the subject of completed legal proceedings, but without conviction and (d) have led to conviction, for each year since the CPS was established.
[Question Unstarred] (80372)
202  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if that part of section 9.21 of the Open Government White Paper of 1993 (Cm 2290) relating to the closure of census returns for England and Wales represents current government policy.
[Transferred] (81791)


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