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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 11 June 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 11 June 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 Friday 11 June, of which no previous notice has been given, see the Order of Business.

For Written and Oral Questions for answer from Monday 14 June, 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.
 


 
FRIDAY 11th JUNE
1  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will publish the latest agenda of the Agriculture Council of 14th to 15th June, prior to the meeting.
(86831)
2  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultations he had with other departments regarding the shipment of MOX fuel to Japan.
(86738)
3  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes to pension arrangements for existing staff are planned if the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency becomes a public and private partnership; and if he will make a statement.
(86670)
4  
N  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the total value of grants from TECs to Business Links in each of the last three financial years.
(86667)
5  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he intends to reply to the letter dated 22nd April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr W. Jackson, 32 Westbourne Range.
(86410)
6  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list, by local authority, (a) the number of pupils in classes of more than 30, (b) the percentage of pupils in classes of 31 or more, (c) the average class size and (d) the total number of pupils in maintained (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in January 1997.
(86975)
7  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if guidance to those marking exam scripts will be changed in those areas participating in the pilot project for the return of GCSE and A Level scripts.
(86402)
8  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what will be the timetable for the return of GCSE and A Level exam scripts to students under the pilot project.
(86403)
9  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what criteria will be used to determine which schools and colleges will participate in the pilot project on the return of GCSE and A Level exam scripts.
(86404)
10  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the estimated cost of the pilot project to return GCSE and A Level exam scripts to students; and what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of a general return of such exam scripts.
(86405)
11  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will review the provisions of Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 to allow local authorities to apply to magistrates for the closure of alleyways to reduce anti-social behaviour.
(86867)
12  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to help local authorities deal with an increase in abandoned vehicles resulting from the fall in the price of scrap metal.
(86866)
13  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the trend in the number of abandoned vehicles over the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
(86865)
14  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to make an announcement on plans to introduce legislation to control (a) leylandii and (b) other trees and bushes on private property which cause nuisance; and if he will make a statement.
(86922)
15  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment the Environment Agency has made of the release of allergenic material caused by the movement of grain within the dock system at Seaforth.
(86833)
16  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each of the 17 municipally-owned bus companies their (a) annual turnover, (b) passenger revenues, (c) pre-tax profit or loss, (d) numbers of staff and (e) numbers of vehicles operated.
(86666)
17  
  
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the upgrade of the West Coast Mainline is on schedule.
(86854)
18  
  
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what effect the failure of Railtrack to complete the capacity review on time has had on the schedule for the upgrade of West Coast Mainline.
(86855)
19  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about progress towards construction on the A303 (T) of (a) the Winterbourne Stoke bypass, (b) the cut-and-cover tunnel past Stonehenge and (c) a flyover at Countess Roundabout.
(86846)
20  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the latest agenda of the Transport Council of 17th to 18th June, prior to the meeting.
(86829)
21  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the research conducted by Age Concern and RADAR into the performance of local authorities in meeting their duties to provide adaptations for older and disabled people.
(86918)
22  
  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to update the joint Department of Health and Department of the Environment Circular 10/90 (LAC (90)7) on house adaptations for people with disabilities.
(86919)
23  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much was spent on (a) roads and (b) public transport by the Government in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(86672)
24  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to publish the report of the Departmental Working Group on nuisance caused by hedges; and if he will make a statement.
(86777)
25  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he is taking to increase access to non-tidal navigable rivers by non motor-powered river craft.
(86863)
26  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much capital gains tax relating to the sale of exploration licences was paid by the offshore oil and gas industry in each of the last three years; and what is the forecast figure for the current financial year.
(86858)
27  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the problem of cyber-laundering of money and assets; what proposals he has for (a) national and (b) international measures to combat it; and if he will make a statement.
(86857)
28  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the latest agenda of the ECOFIN meeting of 14th June, prior to the meeting.
(86832)
29  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was collected in taxation in respect of (a) private motorists and (b) commercial vehicles in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(86673)
30  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations have been made to him by Caribbean states over the proposed shipment of MOX fuel to Japan.
(86739)
31  
  
Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received concerning Turkey's plan to build a nuclear plant at Akkuyu Bay; what assessment his Department has made of the potential risks of this project; and if he will make a statement.
(86849)
32  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received about the handling of visa applications at the British Consulate in Skopje; and if he will make a statement.
(86841)
33  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the latest agenda for the EU-Japan summit of 17th June, prior to the meeting.
(86830)
34  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on progress in determining the future status of the Commonwealth Institute.
(86916)
35  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to review the guidance given to British families when visiting the USA, relating to the supervision of Children.
(86679)
36  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to persuade the Florida State Prosecutor to drop all charges of child abuse against Mr and Mrs Adams of Harrogate and obtain an apology for the way they were treated at St Petersburg Beach, Florida.
(86678)
37  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the honourable Member of Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 27th April, ref. GU10051886.
(86401)
38  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the present recruitment and retention position at the Central Public Health Laboratory; and if he will investigate the feasibility of bringing medical laboratory staff within the pay and conditions arrangements of the Pay Review Body structure.
(86920)
39  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to require health authorities which produce or modify medical equipment to obtain a CE Mark registration before the equipment is issued.
(86677)
40  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data his Department collects on childhood asthma; and if he will set out the figures for the last 10 years.
(86407)
41  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which companies or government organisations his Department has exempted from the requirement to obtain CE Marks for medical equipment.
(86676)
42  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make the list of medical equipment which has obtained a CE Mark available for public inspection.
(86674)
43  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has carried out on asthma in young children; and what plans he has for further research.
(86406)
44  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to health authorities about the need to obtain CE Marks for medical equipment.
(86675)
45  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 20th May, Official Report, column 425, if he will list by health authority the number of persons (a) left with surgical detritus within them following an operation and (b) who died as a result of such negligence in 1995-96 to 1997-98.
(86853)
46  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many water authorities fluoridate their water; what guidance he gives to water authorities on this practice; what plans he has to change the law regarding water fluoridation; and if he will make a statement.
(86411)
47  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence will report to him on the use of beta interferon; and if he will make a statement.
(86483)
48  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons he has refused the application for financial assistance from St. Dunstan's Charity for Service War Blinded under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.
(86923)
49  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the batch of DTP vaccine withdrawn by the Bath and West Community NHS Trust was (a) whole cell or (b) acellular vaccine; which pharmaceutical company supplied the vaccine; and when the vaccine batch was manufactured.
(86862)
50  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to recognise at consultant level those practitioners with extensive experience in homeopathic medicine gained before 1st January 1997.
(86326)
51  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision there is for the training of orthodox physicians in their conventional path of accreditation in homeopathy and complementary medicine.
(86329)
52  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if homeopathic medicine is recognised as a specialty in the United Kingdom.
(86327)
53  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the follow-up to the March 1998 police report about the arrest in Ealing of a National Front member with alleged association with a serving police officer; and if 1 Area TSG was advised.
(86970)
54  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the suspect classified as CRO No. 108485/74A, born in August 1953, Ealing Police Station Custody Record 755/98, was charged with an offence; if the extent of his relationship with police officers was established; when his house was searched and how many officers were involved; and what was the nature of his work in an Islamic centre.
(86968)
55  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what investigations were conducted into the racist hate-mail and graffiti directed at the Ealing Racial Equality Unit; and with what results.
(86969)
56  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the extent of the use to date of the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 relating to (a) child curfews, (b) anti-social behaviour orders and (c) parenting orders.
(86921)
57  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what advice his Department gives to persons who (a) need a passport urgently and (b) have not received their passport and are due to travel in the immediate future.
(86971)
58  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the status of the human remains found at Rapparee Cove, Devon, in 1997.
(86856)
59  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fatalities have occurred in police custody units in each of the past 10 years.
(86978)
60  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what level of supervision is required in police custody units.
(86979)
61  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the statutory provisions which apply to police custody units.
(86977)
62  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued concerning the centralisation of police custody units.
(86976)
63  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the work of the Inside Out Trust with prison inmates.
(86847)
64  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letters dated 19th March, 23rd March and 22nd April from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr H. Eljack, 5 Oundle Close.
(86409)
65  
  
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of defendants charged with either way offences he estimates will obtain legal representation to argue the matter (a) before the magistrates and (b) on appeal before the Crown Court; and what is his estimate of the change in costs of the proposed procedure.
(86778)
66  
N  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used to decide which prisoners should serve their sentence in Ford Open Prison.
(86711)
67  
  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the Middle Way group of honourable Members on the subject of fox hunting; and what meetings he has had with them.
(86776)
68  
N  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish his reasons for overturning the Devon and Cornwall Chief Constable's decision to dismiss police officers Wayne Burns and Andy May.
(86412)
69  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make temporary arrangements to enable children who have reached the age of 16 years to continue to travel on a parent's passport until the current backlog of passport applications has been processed; and if he will make a statement.
(86844)
70  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member of Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 27th April, ref. 7518/99.
(86400)
71  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will itemise and state the value of (i) aid and (ii) trade preferences provided, respectively by the United Kingdom and the European Union for (a) Trinidad and Tobago, (b) Jamaica and (c) each of the other Caribbean Commonwealth countries which have the penalty of capital punishment.
(86408)
72  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the resources required for refugee return and longer-term reconstruction of Kosovo and the Balkan region.
(86482)
73  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what European Union support is being given for longer-term reconstruction in the Balkans; and if she will make a statement.
(86478)
74  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what money she has allocated for the process of de-mining in Kosovo.
(86481)
75  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has made for the co-ordination of refugee return to Kosovo.
(86480)
76  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money is allocated by her Department for the return of Kosovan refugees and the longer-term reconstruction costs in the Balkans.
(86479)
77  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the responsibilities of each Scottish Office Minister after 1st July.
(86845)
78  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the uses that government departments, other than his Department, will make of Dover House after 1st July.
(86836)
79  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish the estimated cost of travel expenses for the new Scottish Executive for the period up to 1st July.
(86917)
80  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps are being taken to recognise at consultant level those practitioners with extensive experience in homeopathic medicine gained before 1st January 1997.
(86325)
81  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what provision there is for the training of orthodox physicians in their conventional path of accreditation in homeopathy and complementary medicine.
(86328)
82  
N  
Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many patients are currently on the waiting list of the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital.
(86324)
83  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the level of earnings which would be defined as gainful employment for the purpose of claiming invalid care allowance if it had been increased in line with inflation in each year since the last increase; and what the additional cost to public funds would have been in the current year.
(86852)
84  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the additional cost to public funds of increasing the level of weekly earnings which are defined as gainful employment for the purpose of claiming invalid care allowance to (a) £55, (b) £60, (c) £65, (d) £70, (e) £75 and (f) £100.
(86850)
85  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the level of earnings which is defined as gainful employment for the purpose of claiming invalid care allowance was last increased.
(86851)
86  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the powers he has to confiscate (a) passports, (b) national insurance cards and (c) driving licences.
(86665)
87  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the conclusions of the Environment Agency on plutonium extraction from MOX fuel were assessed by his Department when determining the security measures necessary for the shipping of MOX fuel to Japan.
(86740)
88  
N  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research his Department has conducted into the awareness of Business Support services among small business owners.
(86668)
89  
N  
Mr Brian Cotter (Weston-Super-Mare):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate he has made of the costs to small businesses of the change of telephone codes; and what related discussions he has had with OFTEL.
(86669)
90  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the total amount of financial support for capital investment provided by (i) the United Kingdom Government and (ii) the European Union to (a) the manufacturing sector, (b) manufacturing companies established by inward investment and (c) the textiles and clothing sector in the last five years.
(86861)
91  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what statutory provisions regulate the ability of directors of companies which have become insolvent starting up in a similar line of business with a new company; what changes he is planning to introduce; and if he will make a statement.
(86414)
92  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice he has received about the use of genetically-modified crops in the production of cosmetics and perfumes with respect to (a) skin allergies and (b) treatments of skin complaints by antibiotics.
(86671)
93  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he plans to announce his policy on regional aid.
(86860)
94  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he last met the Institute of Directors to discuss trade union and employment law reform.
(86840)
95  
  
Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received on legally-binding targets for renewables in the EU; and if he will make a statement.
(86859)
96  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action he is taking to promote environmental and social reporting by British companies; and if he will make a statement.
(86864)
97  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many hospital beds in Wales are occupied by patients of pensionable age who could be discharged from hospital if alternative care provision existed; and if he will make a statement.
(86843)
98  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has of the number of patients within the Northern Glamorgan Trust who are awaiting cardiac surgery (a) at the University of Wales Hospital and (b) at Morriston Hospital; and what is the average waiting time for each list.
(86834)
99  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of patients with the Northern Glamorgan Trust who are awaiting orthopaedic surgery (a) at the University of Wales Hospital and (b) at Morriston Hospital; and what is the average waiting time for each list.
(86835)
100  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he will reply to the letter dated 30th March addressed to him and other Ministers by the honourable Member for Solihull.
(86848)
101  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what permissions have been granted to grow genetically-modified food at Blunsdon, near Swindon; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (86413)
102  
N  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact that advertisements implying a pleasure for women in male roughness have on his efforts to avert domestic violence; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (86477)
103  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change the system of handling visa applications of family members of refugees residing in the UK.
[Transferred] (86842)


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