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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 13 July 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 13 July 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.
 


 
TUESDAY 13th JULY
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the herbicide-residue levels in (a) GM soya and (b) non-GM soya; and if he will make a statement.
(90722)
2  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what reports he has received from Sainsbury's plc about the levels of herbicide residue present in GM soya.
(90723)
3  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91016)
4  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 7th July, Official Report, column 554, if he will list the amounts of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphoric acid in residues of glufosinate-treated conventionally-bred soya and genetically-modified glyphosate-tolerant soya and the residues of glufosinate in conventionally-bred soya and glufosinate and n-acetyl glufosinate in genetically-modified varieties treated with glufosinate-ammonium; and what the maximum permitted United Kingdom levels of retained residue are for each chemical.
(91183)
5  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent reports he has received from the United States Department of Agriculture on (a) the yields of genetically-modified crops grown in the United States and (b) the quantities of chemical treatments used for such crops compared to non-genetically-modified crops; and if he will make a statement.
(91048)
6  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the chemical residues retained as a result of crop treatment of (a) imported genetically-modified maize and (b) imported non-genetically-modified maize; if he will give the amounts of each retained chemical and the current maximum permitted levels for each chemical.
(91047)
7  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask Mr Attorney General, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91023)
8  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91018)
9  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the quinquennial review of the Buying Agency has been completed; and if the completed quinquennial review report will be made public.
(91256)
10  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations the Cabinet Office has made to (a) Wycombe District Council, (b) the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and (c) the Planning Inspectorate about the proposal to erect a telecom mast at Chisley Wood, Buckinghamshire.
(91042)
11  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much expenditure his Department (a) has incurred to date and (b) expects to incur on preparations for possible United Kingdom entry into the European single currency; and if he will make a statement.
(91182)
12  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91019)
13  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his estimate of the building costs of the new building for the British Library; and if he will estimate the value of contracts associated with this construction with companies based in (a) London, (b) the South East of England, (c) England, (d) Scotland, (e) Wales and (f) Northern Ireland.
(90858)
14  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the location, functions, number of staff accommodated and running costs of his Department's and its agencies' buildings in Scotland.
(90859)
15  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what royalties the New Millennium Experience Company has negotiated in respect of the entertainments and merchandise developed for the Millennium Experience; and who will receive such income after 2000.
(91269)
16  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many police will be on duty at the Dome; how they will be paid for; and what estimate he has made of the cost of their service.
(91268)
17  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what training Millennium Dome staff will receive in order to deal with problems; and what powers they will have in respect of the public.
(91267)
18  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information systems will be in place to inform visitors to the Dome of the estimated queueing times for individual zones and other attractions.
(91270)
19  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the designers of the zones were instructed to build a maximum evacuation time into their designs.
(91263)
20  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if visitors will be permitted to bring food and drink into the Dome.
(91266)
21  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what period of rest performers of the main show in the Dome will have between performances on (a) normal days and (b) peak days for visitors.
(91264)
22  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many different companies will be used to perform the main show in the Dome on (a) normal days and (b) peak days for visitors.
(91265)
23  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91012)
24  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the early release of the contract to purchase the second tranche (block 2) of the Sea Wolf missile fusing system.
(90167)
25  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed in Scotland (a) by his Department and (b) by executive agencies responsible to his Department; where these staff are located; and how many staff are employed in (i) England, (ii) London and the South East, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) United Kingdom in total.
(90564)
26  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much spending his Department (a) has incurred to date and (b) forecasts it will incur on preparations for possible United Kingdom entry into the European single currency; and if he will make a statement.
(91181)
27  
N  
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for reassessing the National Radiological Protection Board's Report of 1997 on the impact of radiation on British service personnel who participated in atomic weapons tests.
(91013)
28  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91020)
29  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the extent of the compliance with paragraph 79 of the Ministerial Code (a) when he and the Minister of State, the Right honourable Member for Oxford East, visited Chelmsford on 28th June and (b) when he and the Minister for School Standards visited Moulsham High School, Chelmsford, earlier this year.
(91217)
30  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the individual financial allocations to further education colleges from the FEFC Standards Fund together with the category of each allocation.
(90454)
31  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the subsidies paid to small firms as part of the New Deal.
(90190)
32  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more firms to join the New Deal for the long-term unemployed.
(90191)
33  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans the Government has to increase the clarity of information made available to firms wanting to join the New Deal.
(90192)
34  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the (a) location, (b) purpose, (c) number of staff accommodated and their wage costs and (d) running costs of the buildings owned, rented or occupied by his Department and its agencies in Scotland.
(90857)
35  
N  
Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much expenditure his Department (a) has incurred to date and (b) expects to incur in the future on preparations for possible United Kingdom entry into the European single currency; and if he will make a statement.
(91037)
36  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will give the locations of each attempted maritime hijack which occurred for the last year for which figures are available, giving in each case (a) the flag flown, (b) the location of the incident, (c) the material carried and (d) the outcome of the hijacking attempt.
(90727)
37  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what matters were discussed, what decisions were made and which departments were represented by officials at the meeting of Green Ministers on 6th July; and if he will make a statement.
(91249)
38  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 367, which company or companies were given consents to use the products of genetically modified crop trials as animal feed in (a) August 1994 and March 1997 in respect of genetically modified oil seed rape and (b) April 1996 in respect of genetically modified maize; what were the locations of these trials; and what information concerning these trials and the consents given to use their products as animal feed was made available to honourable Members and the public, prior to the crops being grown.
(91252)
39  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his policy on experiments in the genetic modification of plants so that honey from their nectar produces medicinally valuable products.
(90721)
40  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his policy in respect of the addition of bull bars to motor vehicles.
(90728)
41  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 367, if he will ensure that no further consents are issued which allow the products of a genetically modified crop trial to enter the food chain; and if he will take steps to establish the fate of the products of genetically modified crop trials where consents were given for them to enter the food chain.
(91251)
42  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many kilometres have been travelled on departmental business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometers travelled by private transport by departmental employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91015)
43  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the correspondence between the Office of Fair Trading and the International Air Transport Association about the description of passenger service charges as taxes; and if he will make a statement.
(89574)
44  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on how many occasions in the last year he has discussed the issue of slots at Heathrow with representatives of (a) British Airways, (b) Virgin Atlantic and (c) other airlines.
(91222)
45  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list each occasion since he took office when he has met (a) British Airways and (b) Virgin Atlantic to discuss the proposed British Airways-American Airlines alliance.
(91220)
46  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what indication he has received from British Airways or American Airlines that their proposed alliance is not to proceed.
(91224)
47  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many officials in his Department are working on leasehold reform proposals.
(91260)
48  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of leasehold properties as a percentage of the total.
(91261)
49  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the respondents to the recent consultation paper on the use of lead shot over wetlands.
(91274)
50  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what evidence his Department has assessed linking mortality of wildfowl and the ingestion of lead shot.
(91262)
51  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made on his leasehold reform proposals.
(91259)
52  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much timber was recycled in each of the last five years.
(90716)
53  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the possible implications for local authorities responsible for street lighting of the introduction of the climate change levy.
(90714)
54  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the amount of garden waste produced in each of the last 10 years and; and if he will make a statement on (a) the Government's strategy for dealing with garden waste and (b) its policy towards incineration of garden waste.
(90715)
55  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library copies of the representations which he has received concerning the application to erect a telecom mast at Chisley Wood, Buckmoor End, Butlers Cross, Buckinghamshire (APP/IT0425/A /99/1024262).
(91036)
56  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which Minister will be responsible for determining planning appeal ref. APP/IT0425/A/99/1024262; and if he will make a statement.
(91035)
57  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations (i) his Department and (ii) the Planning Inspectorate have received from government departments or agencies about the planning application and appeal relating to the erection of a telecom mast at Chisley Wood, Buckmoor End, Butlers Cross, Buckinghamshire.
(91034)
58  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to avoid any conflict of interest arising in the determination of planning appeal APP/IT0425/A/99/1024262 concerning a proposal to erect a telecom mast at Chisley Wood, Buckinghamshire.
(91033)
59  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if, following the consultation on leasehold reform, he intends to (a) make a statement on whether he will legislate and when and (b) publish the results of the consultation.
(91187)
60  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91025)
61  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of how the provisions in the document, Freedom of Information: Consultation on Draft Legislation, Cm 3455, would affect the operation of the Financial Services Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(91253)
62  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed in Scotland (a) by his Department and (b) by executive agencies responsible to his Department; where these staff are located; and how many staff are employed in (i) England, (ii) London and the South East, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) United Kingdom in total.
(90562)
63  
N  
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the United Kingdom tax measures under investigation by the EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) subsequent to its initial list.
(91085)
64  
N  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much landfill tax has been collected for each of the last five years, by each landfill operator.
(90523)
65  
N  
Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the total cash value of (a) the extra money paid to low-paid workers as a result of the introduction of the minimum wage in 1999-2000 and (b) the increase in child benefit in 1999-2000.
(91226)
66  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the (i) location, (ii) running costs (a) in total and (b) per square metre and (iii) the rental value per square metre of each of his Department's buildings in the last year for which figures are available.
(90563)
67  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the number of his Department's employees by UK region, indicating the wage bill (a) in total and (b) by region in the last year for which figures are available, separately identifying the costs of London allowances and weightings.
(90565)
68  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91017)
69  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British nationals are currently in custody in Portugal but have not yet had charges brought against them; and how many of them have been in custody for more than (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) nine months.
(89573)
70  
N  
Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the average waiting time is for an initial interview by an entry clearance officer in Islamabad.
(91084)
71  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made on the proposals for constitutional reform in Montenegro; and if he will make a statement.
(91243)
72  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of Kosovar Albanians imprisoned in Serbia; and if he will make a statement.
(91230)
73  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contacts the United Kingdom Government has had with the leaders of Serbian opposition parties since the end of the conflict in Kosovo.
(91234)
74  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to invoke Article 227 against Spain in respect of delays at the border with Gibraltar.
(91245)
75  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what data he has collated on the expulsion of non-Serbian inhabitants from the Sanjak region; and if he will make a statement.
(91232)
76  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress is being made in freezing the assets of members of the Milosevic regime; and if he will make a statement.
(91240)
77  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what security guarantees have been provided by NATO to states in the Balkan region and their neighbours since the end of the Kosovo conflict; and if he will make a statement.
(91228)
78  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made to the European Commission about delays at the border between Spain and Gibraltar (a) before and (b) after it became apparent that the Commission's decision on whether to take action would be further delayed.
(91244)
79  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current security situation in the Kosovo town of Mitrovica.
(91231)
80  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the United States Government concerning United Nations sanctions against Libya; and if he will make a statement.
(91239)
81  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made recently on the issue of land seizures in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(91246)
82  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contact he has had with the leader of the Democratic Party of Serbia since the end of the conflict in Kosovo.
(91233)
83  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the government of Indonesia concerning the referendum in East Timor.
(91241)
84  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the postponement of local elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
(91229)
85  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what non-proliferation assessments have been conducted by his Department over the past 12 months; and if he will place copies in the Library.
(91247)
86  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 18th May, Official Report, columns 333-4, on tobacco, how many requests for help from other countries, referred to in paragraph 5, have been (a) received by posts and (b) referred to the Department of Health.
(91179)
87  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will give a regional breakdown of his Department's spending on (a) hospitality, (b) stationery and (c) travel in the last year for which figures are available.
(90568)
88  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the location and running costs in the last year for which figures are available of each of his Department's buildings in the United Kingdom.
(90570)
89  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what are the arrangements for providing consular assistance to Commonwealth nationals in United Kingdom embassies in countries where their nation is not represented; and what charges are made for such services.
(90572)
90  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the capital projects funded by his Department in the United Kingdom for which cumulative costs have exceeded £1 million, indicating the percentage of projects in (a) Scotland, (b) England and (c) London and the South East, in the last year for which figures are available.
(90566)
91  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the number of his Department's employees based (i) overseas and (ii) in the United Kingdom, broken down by region; and if he will list the total wage bill, by region, of those based in the United Kingdom, providing separately the costs of any London allowances and weightings in the last year for which figures are available.
(90567)
92  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements he has made for the provision of (i) IT support, (ii) stationery and (iii) hospitality services for his Department; and what percentage of each is contracted from outside bodies.
(90569)
93  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list overseas properties which his Department shares (a) with other United Kingdom departments and (b) with foreign governments.
(90571)
94  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91032)
95  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make additional funding available in this financial year to Essex Health Authority to enable Mid-Essex Hospital Trust to reduce in-patient and out-patient waiting lists to below what they were on 31st March 1997.
(91046)
96  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the provision of (a) stroke services and (b) doctors specialising in stroke medicine.
(90194)
97  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to spread best practice in stroke medicine.
(90195)
98  
N  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many whole-time equivalent consultants there were in each of the last five years in (a) the National Health Service as a whole, (b) psychiatry, (c) obstetrics and gynaecology, (d) paediatrics, (e) geriatrics and (f) oncology.
(91041)
99  
N  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new whole-time equivalent consultant posts were created in each of the last five years in (a) the National Health Service as a whole, (b) psychiatry, (c) obstetrics and gynaecology, (d) paediatrics, (e) geriatrics and (f) oncology.
(91040)
100  
N  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what, in each of the last five years, was the whole-time equivalent number of unfilled vacancies for consultant posts in (a) the National Health Service as a whole, (b) psychiatry, (c) obstetrics and gynaecology, (d) paediatrics, (e) geriatrics and (f) oncology.
(91039)
101  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make emergency contraception available on the NHS to women in advance of their need to use it.
(91044)
102  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to set up pilot schemes for the prescription of contraceptives by nurses and pharmacists under group protocols, as outlined in the Crown Review of prescribing and administration of drugs.
(91043)
103  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons he proposes to extend to three months the validity of interception warrants under the Interception of Communications Act 1985.
(90724)
104  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the respects in which the proposals within the draft Freedom of Information Bill represent an increased restriction on access to information.
(90719)
105  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review his proposal not to include a test of substantial harm in the draft Freedom of Information Bill.
(90726)
106  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the countries within the European Union (a) which have freedom of information legislation and (b) where such legislation contains a public interest test.
(90718)
107  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with United States citizens concerning the interception regime operated in this country.
(90725)
108  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he took to establish the views of MI5 before deciding they should be exempt from the disclosure tests applied in the draft Freedom of Information Bill.
(90720)
109  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91031)
110  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) British nationals and (b) Portuguese nationals have been extradited from the United Kingdom to stand trial in Portugal in each of the last five years; and how many have been extradited from Portugal to the United Kingdom.
(89572)
111  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the outcome of the study of stop and search undertaken by the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and referred to in his Answer to the honourable Member for Bradford West of 8th May 1998, Official Report, column 514; and if he will make a statement.
(91180)
112  
N  
Mr Michael Howard (Folkestone and Hythe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many stop and search incidents took place in the Metropolitan Police district in 1998; if he will provide the ethnic breakdown of those stopped and searched; what proportion of such incidents resulted in (a) an arrest and (b) a charge, broken down by ethnic group; and if he will make a statement.
(91087)
113  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the name and rank of each Cleveland police officer who has been served with a regulation 7 notice in the Operation Lancet investigation.
(91014)
114  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has undertaken of the risks faced by telecommunications engineers who install and maintain custodial electronic tagging and monitoring equipment.
(91188)
115  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effects of the decision by the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Matthews v the United Kingdom on (a) Jersey, (b) Guernsey, (c) the Isle of Man and (d) Gibraltar.
(91250)
116  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many kilometres have been travelled on her Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets her Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by her Department's employees; and if she will make a statement.
(91029)
117  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff are employed in Scotland (a) by her Department and (b) by executive agencies responsible to her Department; where these staff are located; and how many staff are employed in (i) England, (ii) London and the South East, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v) United Kingdom in total.
(90561)
118  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding is available to encourage cultural exchanges with students and government officials from Bosnia-Herzegovina; and if she will make a statement.
(91189)
119  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's policy is on children with disabilities.
(91195)
120  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to paragraph 8.18 of the White Paper, Smoking Kills, what steps have been taken, and what funding has been provided, by her Department to help developing countries reduce tobacco dependence and help farmers dependent on tobacco crops to diversify.
(91083)
121  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much expenditure her Department (a) has incurred to date and (b) expects to incur on preparations for possible United Kingdom entry into the European single currency; and if she will make a statement.
(91192)
122  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's budget has been allocated to children with disabilities in (a) Africa, (b) Asia, (c) Latin America, (d) the Middle East and (e) Eastern Europe.
(91194)
123  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what percentage of her Department's budget is allocated to (a) treatment, (b) prevention and (c) care, rehabilitation and social inclusion in respect of children and HIV/AIDS.
(91196)
124  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will place in the Library a copy of the report of the independent evaluation of the Chinese family planning programmes referred to by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development on 20th January, Official Report, column 842.
(91190)
125  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department is planning new initiatives in Sudan following the renewal of links between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of Sudan.
(91193)
126  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's policy is on children with HIV/AIDS.
(91197)
127  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to prevent children in the developing world being exposed to tobacco advertising.
(91191)
128  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91022)
129  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what role the Community Legal Service will have in relation to representation at employment tribunals.
(90193)
130  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many kilometres have been travelled on her Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets her Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by her Department's employees; and if she will make a statement.
(91028)
131  
N  
Mr Andrew MacKay (Bracknell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much expenditure her Department (a) has incurred to date and (b) expects to incur in the future on preparations for possible United Kingdom entry into the European single currency; and if she will make a statement.
(91038)
132  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she expects to receive the fifth Report of the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside; and if she will make a statement.
(91254)
133  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to prevent the destruction of the Zostera beds of Strangford Lough by mechanised cockle harvesting; and if she will make a statement.
(91255)
134  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the President of the Council, how many honourable Members have claimed a bicycle allowance since its introduction.
(91271)
135  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the President of the Council, how many honourable Members' cars were registered as being within each engine size capacity for which records are held in (a) May 1998 and (b) May 1999.
(91272)
136  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the President of the Council, how many kilometres have been travelled on her Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets her Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by her Department's employees; and if she will make a statement.
(91030)
137  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91021)
138  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what practical arrangements he has put in place to provide help to disabled people to seek and retain jobs through (a) financial support, (b) transport and (c) individual physical help.
(91235)
139  
  
Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish, through concordats or other appropriate documents, the administrative measures taken to clarify the arrangements within government departments on demarcation between matters dealt with by the Scottish Executive and those relating to Scotland continuing to be dealt with by the Scottish Office or other Whitehall departments.
(91236)
140  
N  
Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much expenditure his Department has (a) incurred to date and (b) expects to incur, on preparations for possible United Kingdom entry into a European single currency; and if he will make a statement.
(91184)
141  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91027)
142  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the extent of the compliance by (a) himself and (b) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the honourable Member for Wallasey, with paragraph 79 of the Ministerial Code when visiting Chelmsford on 28th June.
(91216)
143  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many complaints have been received by the Birkenhead CSA in each month since May 1997; how complaints are classified; and what proposals (a) have been implemented and (b) are proposed to reduce the number of complaints.
(91258)
144  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much expenditure his Depatment has (a) incurred to date and (b) forecasts to be incurred in the future on preparation for possible UK entry into the European single currency; and if he will make a statement.
(91086)
145  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the total cost of providing security for shipments of plutonium from Sellafield is met by BNFL.
(90712)
146  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if shipments of plutonium from Sellafield are required to be accompanied by an armed escort vessel.
(90713)
147  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91026)
148  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list each occasion since he took office when he has met (a) British Airways and (b) Virgin Atlantic to discuss the proposed British Airways alliance with American Airlines.
(91221)
149  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had this year with the European Commission about the proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines.
(91218)
150  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to receive further evidence from the Director General of Fair Trading about the proposed alliance between American Airlines and British Airways.
(91219)
151  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the application of the national minimum wage to disabled workers on therapeutic earnings; what representations he has received on this issue; and if he will publish them.
(90717)
152  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 25th June, Official Report, column 474, on Parcelforce, if the loans to Parcelforce have been repaid; and if they are repayable at commercial rates of interest.
(91178)
153  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many kilometres have been travelled on his Department's business in each of the last three years broken down by (a) foot, (b) bike, (c) bus, (d) train, (e) tram, (f) light-rail, (g) plane, (h) motorbike, (i) car, (j) taxi, (k) river-taxi and (l) other modes of transport; what plans and targets his Department has to reduce the kilometres travelled by private transport by his Department's employees; and if he will make a statement.
(91024)
154  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his plans for an absolute reduction in road traffic levels.
[Question Unstarred] (89514)
155  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason no conclusion was reached at the Environment Council on the proposed directive on end of life vehicles.
[Transferred] (91223)
156  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many export licences have been (a) requested, (b) granted and (c) revoked for arms to Indonesia since May 1997; and how many Hawk Fighter bombers were covered by these licences.
[Transferred] (91215)
157  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what initiatives his Department has introduced to reduce car tax evasion on Merseyside; and if he will make a statement on their progress.
[Transferred] (91211)
158  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications for a national insurance number have been delayed as a result of problems with NIRS2 computers.
[Transferred] (91186)
159  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 359, on compensation, how much compensation has been paid to customers in respect of inconvenience they have suffered as a result of NIRS2 delays.
[Transferred] (91185)
160  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if photography (a) with and (b) without a flash will be permitted inside the Dome.
[Transferred] (91257)
161  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much money from the Sure Start Programme has been granted to projects in the parliamentary constituencies of (a) Birkenhead, (b) Wallasey, (c) Wirral West and (d) Wirral South.
[Transferred] (91248)


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