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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 28 April 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 28 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 28th APRIL
1  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many bids from farmers and farming organisations were (a) received and (b) successful in each of the competitive bidding processes launched and managed by his Department since May 1997.
(82463)
2  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what evidence he has obtained that contact with some genetically modified crops could lead to antibiotic resistance in humans; and if he will make a statement.
(82628)
3  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many staff work for his Department and its agencies; and how many did so in 1990.
(82554)
4  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farmers farm in Kent; and how many farmed there in 1990.
(82553)
5  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what action he is taking to prevent the spread of Rhizomania in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(82662)
6  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many planning applications for the sale of school playing fields have (a) been considered and (b) been objected to by Sport England since 25th February; and if he will list them.
(81801)
7  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings the Minister for Sport has had since May 1997 with officials of Chelsea Football Club in his official capacity; and if he will list them.
(81802)
8  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his assessment of the effect of recent changes to advanced corporation tax on the tourism industry.
(81803)
9  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with FIFA about the suitability of English stadia for the World Cup 2006 bid.
(81804)
10  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) recommendations and (b) reports the Youth Sports Unit has made to date.
(81805)
11  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the units of the armed forces deployed to the South East Balkans are under strength; and by what means it is intended to bring these units up to full strength.
(82049)
12  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to draw on Territorial Army units to make up shortfalls in manning levels of the armed forces in the South East Balkans.
(82050)
13  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what units of the armed services have been deployed to the South East Balkans.
(82074)
14  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) efficiency savings and (b) purchasing reductions which have been (i) identified and (ii) achieved in his Department's cash plan (A) 1998-99 estimated outturn and (B) the 1999-2000 expenditure plans in the Class VI Estimates, Vote 1, for each of votes 1A to 1P, excluding Vote 1N.
(82557)
15  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Indonesian military officers are currently training in the UK.
(82464)
16  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice he received concerning the efficacy of air strikes alone in achieving the objectives of the United Kingdom and its NATO allies in Serbia and Kosovo.
(82165)
17  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many of those invited to join the New Deal for Young People in January 1998 had found unsubsidised employment lasting for more than 13 weeks by the end of January 1999.
(82163)
18  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to improve the standards of science laboratory furbishment in schools.
(82491)
19  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is his estimate of the (a) number and (b) percentage of total school hours that is spent on physical education in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in the last year for which figures are available.
(81806)
20  
  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions have been brought by local authorities under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997, broken down by county.
(82561)
21  
  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many miles of old hedgerow were removed in each of the last five years prior to the enactment of the Hedgerow Regulations 1997; and how many miles have been removed since its enactment, broken down by county in each case.
(82560)
22  
  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what monitoring his Department carries out of local authorities with regard to their implementation of the Hedgerow Regulations 1997.
(82562)
23  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the sites of special scientific interest that have been subject to inappropriate development since May 1997.
(82495)
24  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many passengers travelled on the lines currently run by Great Western Trains in each of the last 10 years.
(82499)
25  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many Great Western trains were cancelled in each of the last two years; and if he will estimate the number of passengers affected by these cancellations.
(82493)
26  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the timetable for the Government's negotiations with Great Western Trains Ltd for the extension, or termination, of their franchise.
(82497)
27  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many staff were employed on the lines currently operated by Great Western Trains in each of the last 10 years.
(82494)
28  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of Great Western trains have been more than five minutes late in each of the last two years; and what was the average total delay on those trains.
(82496)
29  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list (a) the rates of investment in the infrastructure, rolling stock and passenger services on the lines currently run by Great Western Trains Ltd in each of the last 10 years and (b) the planned investment for each of the next 10 years.
(82498)
30  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what requirements are placed on organisations organising motorised sporting events and rallies to consult local communities and agencies.
(82352)
31  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on their powers in relation to the holding of major sports events in areas of special scientific interest.
(82354)
32  
N  
Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to require environmental impact assessments to be undertaken before motorised sporting events and rallies may take place in the countryside.
(82353)
33  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out the steps and timescale the Government is working to in developing a national emissions trading scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(82641)
34  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government was first informed of the European Commission's intention to pursue infraction proceedings against the application in the United Kingdom of the domestic flight return-leg exemption from air passenger duty.
(82638)
35  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to make an announcement on the Government's response to the European Commission's infraction proceedings against the application in the United Kingdom of the domestic return-leg exemption from air passenger duty; and if he will make a statement.
(82637)
36  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what supplementary revenue will be obtained from air passenger duty if the current domestic flight return-leg exemption from this duty were to be abolished.
(82645)
37  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the rate of air passenger duty which would have to be levied on flights within the EU, should air passenger duty be applied to both legs of domestic return flights in the UK, to ensure the income to the Treasury from air passenger duty remains as forecast in the document Budget 99.
(82644)
38  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about the impact on accessibility to low-cost domestic air travel if the current domestic return-leg air passenger duty exemption were to be abolished.
(82643)
39  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the compatibility of the VAT (Finance) Order 1999 with the Sixth VAT Directive following the ruling by the VAT Tribunal on the FDR case on 20th April.
(82661)
40  
  
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he intends to repeal the VAT (Finance) Order 1999 following the ruling by the VAT Tribunal on the FDR case on 20th April; and if he will make a statement.
(82660)
41  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many ambassadors' and high commissioners' cars were made (a) in the UK and (b) outside the UK.
(82559)
42  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of vehicles used by (a) diplomatic posts and (b) government departments overseas are (i) British manufactured and (ii) non-British manufactured.
(82558)
43  
  
Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what exchanges he has had with the Government of Chile over the cancellation of Lan Chile flights to the Falkland Islands.
(82659)
44  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will promote the appointment of a UN Special Rapporteur for East Timor to monitor human rights in the area.
(82467)
45  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement concerning the recent violence in East Timor.
(82465)
46  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the killing of refugees at a church in Liquica, East Timor, on 6th April.
(82500)
47  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to other governments on establishing a permanent international presence in East Timor to monitor human rights abuses.
(82466)
48  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the methadone substitute buprenorphine will be available on prescription in the UK.
(82556)
49  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department has given to NHS trusts on the procedures they should adopt for checking the qualifications of those who apply for posts as operating department practitioners.
(82078)
50  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of misconduct by operating department practitioners have been reported to his Department in each of the past five years.
(82080)
51  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has undertaken into the ability of operating department practitioners to provide care in areas other than the operating theatre, with particular reference to (a) accident and emergency, (b) cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and (c) intensive care units.
(82075)
52  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about the establishment of a statutory regulation scheme for operating department practitioners; and if he will make a statement.
(82076)
53  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of operating department practitioners in the NHS who work in areas other than operating theatres.
(82077)
54  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department has given to NHS trusts on whom they should notify if an operating department practitioner is dismissed for misconduct or incapability.
(82079)
55  
  
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton and Washington East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies his Department has (i) commissioned and (ii) evaluated on sufferers from chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalitis, with particular reference to the proportion who eventually return to (a) full-time employment and (b) part-time employment.
(82653)
56  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bids by each local health trust were (a) received and (b) successful in each of the competitive bidding processes launched and managed by his Department since May 1997.
(82461)
57  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to collect statistics on the prescribing and dispensing of Beta Interferon for MS sufferers in the NHS.
(82642)
58  
  
Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on Government policy in respect of police investigations of offences under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 (a) in general and (b) in cases where the offence may have been committed by public bodies, indicating how many investigations have occurred to date.
(82563)
59  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average fee paid, at present, by those making use of the services of immigration advisers.
(82540)
60  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received about the proposed level of registration charges for immigration advisers.
(82536)
61  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration advisers are currently operating in England and Wales.
(82534)
62  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of immigration advisers in England and Wales operating (a) illegally and (b) unscrupulously.
(82541)
63  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration advisers have (a) had proceedings instituted against them for, and (b) been convicted of, illegal activity in each of the last five years.
(82535)
64  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has made to his European Union counterparts to coordinate the emergency admission of refugees from the Kosovo conflict.
(82225)
65  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions he has made to accept refugees from the conflict in former Yugoslavia to the United Kingdom.
(82224)
66  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from the Kosovan conflict the Government has ageed to accept into the United Kingdom.
(82226)
67  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 13th April, Official Report, column 11, on the Lancet Inquiry, if he will provide a breakdown of the costs of the Cleveland officers; under which budget those costs are accounted for; and if the costs of each of the 18 police officers from Cleveland referred to in his Answer of 20th April, Official Report, column 484, are included in those figures.
(82564)
68  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the former Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Force was required to empty his office.
(82538)
69  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Police Compaints Authority is overseeing the carrying out of the Redwood Inquiry into the Cleveland Police Force.
(82537)
70  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the names of individuals who made the accusations against Detective Superintendent Ray Mallen of Cleveland Police Force which gave rise to the inquiry into his (a) role with the media and (b) expenses; and if he will make a statement.
(82539)
71  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to reduce car crime; and if he will make a statement.
(82649)
72  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the bids by regional non-governmental organisations that have been (a) received and (b) successful in each of the competitive bidding processes launched and managed by his Department since May 1997.
(82462)
73  
N  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list by police authority (a) the number of officers who have retired and (b) the estimated cost of paying the pensions of retired officers in each of the last five years.
(82492)
74  
N  
Mr Ian Taylor (Esher and Walton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in the negotiations between the Metropolitan Police and the Surrey Constabulary to effect the transfer of responsibility for policing parts of Surrey.
(81624)
75  
N  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures she is taking to assist pensioners in Northern Ireland.
(81282)
76  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the performance of health and social services boards and trusts in Northern Ireland of their statutory duties under the (a) Mental Health Order and (b) Children's Order.
(82545)
77  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she has approved the Financial Recovery Plan proposed by the Eastern Health and Social Services Board; and if she will make a statement.
(82552)
78  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the total debt outstanding in relation to health and personal social services in Northern Ireland for each (a) board and (b) trust; and if she will make a statement.
(82551)
79  
  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what was the total amount of public funding for the Gaelic Athletic Association in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement.
(82550)
80  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his statement of 26th April, what are the elements of the new membership action plan for aspiring members of NATO.
(82627)
81  
N  
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 28th April.
(82048)
82  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if the Scottish Environment Protection Agency will list the worst repeat offenders against pollution legislation in a form similar to that published for England and Wales.
(81277)
83  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the enforcement regime and level of fines imposed in Scotland against those who transgress pollution standards.
(81278)
84  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will include mussel farming as an approved measure under the agricultural business improvement scheme.
(82533)
85  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the numer of giro cheques lost nationally every week.
(82626)
86  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proportion of girocheques are cashed (a) in post offices and banks and (b) in shops which offer to cash cheques on the spot.
(82625)
87  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the (a) numbers and (b) percentages of single parents on income support, who have mortgages, for each of the past 10 years.
(82164)
88  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what criteria in relation to (a) the all work test and (b) incapacity benefit appeals determine entitlement to (i) benefit and (ii) fitness for work in the case of sufferers from angina; and how assessment is carried out.
(82555)
89  
  
Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton and Washington East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he takes to ensure that holiday companies ensure that holiday makers are safe from carbon monoxide poisoning in accommodation rented through them abroad.
(82652)
90  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the powers available to him for investigating the affairs of accountancy firms judged by the High Court to have knowingly laundered money.
(82648)
91  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing his Department's proposals for regulating auditing; and what proportion of that cost each of the parties will bear.
(82547)
92  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing his Department's proposals on regulation of accountancy.
(82546)
93  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make it his policy to introduce legislation to require companies to undertake a ballot of all employees before making donations to political parties.
(82640)
94  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the accountants who have been disqualified from public practice as a result of the criticisms of their conduct in his Department's inspectors' reports in the past 10 years.
(82674)
95  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many organisations will be (a) directly and (b) indirectly responsible for regulating auditors under his Department's proposals for regulating accountancy and auditing.
(82548)
96  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many inspectors currently deployed to carry out investigations under the Companies Acts, the Financial Services Act 1986, the Insolvency Acts and the Insurance Companies Acts have business connections with accountancy firms criticised in previous DTI inspectors' reports.
(82651)
97  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make it his policy to introduce legislation requiring public limited liability companies to file their annual accounts at Companies House within 90 days of the year end.
(82639)
98  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will seek to introduce a section equivalent to section 150 of the Financial Services Act 1986 to the Companies Acts.
(82647)
99  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will introduce legislation to make the definition of the threshold for small company audits consistent with the definition of small company contained in the Companies Acts.
(82549)
100  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make it his policy to provide that accountancy firms criticised in DTI inspectors' reports are required (a) to state that they have understood the criticisms and (b) to demonstrate that they have taken steps to deal with shortcomings.
(82646)
101  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will request the return of Pennal Letter and Seal of Owain Glyndwr to Wales from France for the opening of the National Assembly for Wales.
(82451)
102  
N  
Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on recent steps taken towards scaling down security measures.
[Question Unstarred] (81288)
103  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent meetings she has held with representatives of the Irish Government concerning the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
[Question Unstarred] (81289)
104  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate his Department has made of the rat population of (a) the UK, (b) London, (c) Manchester, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle, (f) Bristol and (g) Plymouth.
[Transferred] (82460)
105  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he received the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture relating to the handling of deaths in police custody; and when he has to respond.
[Transferred] (82650)


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