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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 16 July 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 16 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.
 


 
FRIDAY 16th JULY
1  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, what plans there are further to improve disabled access to the Palace of Westminster.
(91776)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91894)
3  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the EU Commission has agreed to lift the beef export ban from 1st August.
(91898)
4  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he has taken towards ending the over-30-month scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(91899)
5  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the (a) purpose and (b) activities over the past 12 months of the (i) Horizontal Questions Working Group, (ii) General Affairs Working Group and (iii) Quality of Legislation Working Group, meeting at European Communities level.
(91877)
6  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91893)
7  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91891)
8  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the environmental effects of targeting depleted uranium ammunition on dummy armour.
(91844)
9  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Apache helicopters his Department is planning to acquire; at what cost; what reassessment has been made of their strategic role following the Kosovo conflict; and if he will make a statement.
(91874)
10  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make funding available to British Forces Broadcasting Services to enable the temporary radio station for the Colchester Garrison to be made a permanent service.
(91793)
11  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91890)
12  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of teachers in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England and Wales were aged (i) under 30, (ii) 31-40, (iii) 41-50 and (iv) over 50 years in each of the years from 1996 to 1999.
(91942)
13  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many students enrolled in full-time higher education courses to study (a) physics and (b) mathematics in England and Wales in each of the years from 1993 to 1998.
(91943)
14  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many 16 and 17 year olds will qualify over the next year for the Right to Study Initiative in (a) England and Wales, (b) the North-East of England and (c) the Tynemouth constituency.
(91941)
15  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many students enrolled in full-time higher education courses in England and Wales in each of the years from 1993 to 1998; and how many such students failed to complete their courses in each of those years.
(91930)
16  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers took early retirement in each year since 1993.
(91931)
17  
  
Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will take steps to ensure that local education authorities which have been severely criticised in OFSTED reports do not offer generous early retirement packages to their chief education officers.
(91790)
18  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if British nationals employed through the European Union to teach in European schools are entitled to receive promotion and responsibility allowances on their national scale; and if he will make a statement.
(91796)
19  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils have been (i) temporarily and (ii) permanently excluded from school; and what proportion of each were from ethnic minorities in each London borough over the last five years.
(91784)
20  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to require the owners and operators of fuel storage tanks (a) to ensure that drain cocks on such tanks are fitted with a lockable device to prevent accidental spillage and (b) to ensure that operating procedures are in place to ensure that such devices are used.
(91777)
21  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91889)
22  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much money his Department has provided to the Countryside Agency for the development of quiet lanes.
(91800)
23  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the programme of work which water companies are being requested to carry out on the environment during the period 2000 to 2005 following the recent adjustment to the cost of capital made by the Director General of Water Services for the 1999 periodic review.
(91798)
24  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will instruct the Government regional offices to hold seminars to assist the dissemination of best practice amongst local authorities in the production of countryside traffic strategies.
(91799)
25  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proportion of single regeneration budget funds for schemes currently in operation has been spent on capital projects for (a) housing improvement and (b) new dwellings.
(91701)
26  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions his Department is holding with bus and coach manufacturers on developing vehicles to cater for the needs of elderly and disabled people.
(91774)
27  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many new homes were built in Lancashire in 1998.
(91586)
28  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has to devolve powers to local authorities in relation to planning decisions.
(91587)
29  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many bus journeys were made on local stage bus journeys in English shire counties in the year 1998-99; and if he will make a statement.
(91728)
30  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what percentage of council-owned properties in (a) Salisbury district, (b) North Dorset district, (c) New Forest district, (d) Kennet district and (e) Test Valley district were declared void in 1998.
(91795)
31  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many affordable homes to rent were developed in (a) 1997 and (b) 1998 in (i) Salisbury district, (ii) North Dorset district, (iii) New Forest district, (iv) Kennet district and (v) Test Valley district.
(91794)
32  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people have been prosecuted in each year since 1988 under section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988.
(91868)
33  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for the latest year available the (i) average market rent for a (a) one, (b) two and (c) three bed property in the private rented sector, (ii) local reference rent and (iii) single room rent in each London borough.
(91779)
34  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research he has commissioned on a waste strategy for London; what were the results of that research which has been completed; and if he will make a statement.
(91781)
35  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance his Department has issued in respect of the use of whisper concrete or asphalt for road construction and resurfacing projects in (a) rural areas and (b) urban areas; and if he will make a statement.
(91913)
36  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of noise from motorways and high speed roads in (a) urban areas and (b) rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
(91912)
37  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason vulnerable sectors of the population are targeted in the Prince Programme information campaign.
(91873)
38  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91892)
39  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy relating to gold sales; and if he will estimate the job losses there (a) have been and (b) will be in third world countries which produce gold, with particular reference to South Africa.
(91879)
40  
N  
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his plans for establishing a state-owned venture capital bank under the PFI, indicating the proposals for accountability to Parliament.
(91689)
41  
  
Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the outcome of the ECOFIN Council held in Brussels on 14th July; and if he will make a statement.
(91849)
42  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a copy of the terms of the contract under which Andersen Consulting are currently developing the NIRS II computer system.
(91652)
43  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will conduct a full review of the NIRS II project.
(91653)
44  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date staff in the Inland Revenue enquiry offices will be trained to make better-off calculations for enquirers considering taking up employment; and if the Inland Revenue will advise family credit claimants whether they would be better off waiting to claim working families' tax credit rather than renewing or making a claim for family credit for the first time.
(91833)
45  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure that before employers are involved in the administration of the working families' tax credit and disabled person's tax credit in April 2000, the lessons learned from the practical experience with the new forms and procedures for those credits in Autumn 1999 will be taken into account.
(91834)
46  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if those categories of income excluded from taxation with effect from 6th April by the Finance Bill 1999 will be similarly excluded in the calculation of income for the purposes of the working families' tax credit with effect from October 1999.
(91835)
47  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Inland Revenue will first accept and begin to examine claims for the working families' tax credit and the disabled person's tax credit.
(91831)
48  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what date training for staff will be completed in the Inland Revenue enquiry offices on the working families' tax credit and the disabled person's tax credit.
(91832)
49  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Inland Revenue will begin to publicise the working families' tax credit and the disabled person's tax credit.
(91830)
50  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with visiting ministers from the Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement on relations with that country.
(91829)
51  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91888)
52  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (i) agenda and (ii) purpose of the Ambassadors for British Business meeting with Ministers in July 1998; who attended; what documentation was available; what briefing material was provided; and if he will list those occasions (a) when the Ambassadors have met in an official capacity and (b) where they have reported back, with an estimate of the total trade agreements reached consequentially.
(91840)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if secondary employment by senior European Commission staff is required to be registered with the Commission; how many of those in senior grades have secondary employment; and if in all cases such employment is in fields unconnected with the Directorate-General in which they work.
(91908)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the purpose of the publication, Britain: Creativity, Innovation and Quality, Design Guidelines for Implementing the Strapline for a New Identity for Britain; how many requests for copies have been received; which consultants were engaged in the selection process for the logo; and if he will make a statement.
(91842)
55  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those Ambassadors for British Business who also serve on other government working groups, broken down by group.
(91848)
56  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the conduct of the Ocalan trial, with particular reference to international standards; and if he will make a statement.
(91907)
57  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from Amnesty International about the situation in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.
(91690)
58  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the state of the conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.
(91691)
59  
  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he or his staff last met the leader of the Spanish Socialist opposition party.
(91935)
60  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 15th December 1998, Official Report, column 419, on Iraq, what action he has since taken to support the Indict campaign.
(91789)
61  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will conduct an inquiry into the disclosure of Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents referred to in press reports on 13th July, relating to Mr Michael Ashcroft.
(91544)
62  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the disclosure of Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents referred to in press reports on 13th July, relating to Mr Michael Ashcroft, was authorised by Ministers.
(91545)
63  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents relating to Mr Michael Ashcroft referred to in press reports of 13th July were disclosed by (a) Departmental Special Advisers, (b) another third party with the knowledge of Departmental Special Advisers and (c) other means.
(91546)
64  
N  
Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Special Advisers in his Department had access to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents referred to in press reports on 13th July relating to Mr Michael Ashcroft.
(91547)
65  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the cost of implementing council common position 70/98 of 23rd November 1998 [OJ C404]; what was his position on this proposal; if qualified majority voting procedures applied; and if he will make a statement.
(91843)
66  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91886)
67  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many student nurses are working at NHS hospitals within the Greater London area.
(91773)
68  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to provide a substantive answer to the question from the honourable Member for Runnymede and Weybridge tabled on 13th April (ref 80286).
(91726)
69  
N  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what are (a) the maximum and (b) the minimum per capita management allowances for 1999-2000 paid to primary care groups in England.
(91727)
70  
  
Mr Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of health impact assessments, with special reference to the work of the Health Development Agency.
(91910)
71  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned on the impact on cancer services (a) in Greater London and (b) the South East of the decision to designate St. Bartholomew's as a cancer centre; when the research will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(91780)
72  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 14th July, Official Report, columns 231-2, concerning emergency admissions from 1992-93 to 1997-98, if he will break down the figures into individual years.
(91911)
73  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospitals in the NHS have no haematology laboratory and associated facilities on the same hospital site as the accident and emergency department.
(91932)
74  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is set by the NHS as the minimum acceptable (a) distance between hospital beds in acute care wards and (b) accommodation space per patient in acute care wards.
(91934)
75  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is (a) the minimum acceptable provision of bath facilities in an acute care hospital ward and (b) the maximum acceptable number of patients per bath and per toilet facility.
(91933)
76  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the population has a blue light ambulance travel time greater than 40 minutes from home to the nearest accident and emergency department.
(91976)
77  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the maximum acceptable travel time is for emergency patients with cardiac arrest and similar difficulties to the nearest accident and emergency department.
(91975)
78  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the financial costs of caring for Kosovan refugees within the NHS; what additional funding he plans to make available to meet these costs; and if he will make a statement.
(91792)
79  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has for additional funding for winter pressures for 1999-2000; and if he will make a statement.
(91791)
80  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients are recorded as having been prescribed beta-interferon through the NHS for the latest period for which data is available.
(91876)
81  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91887)
82  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with members of the Association of Chief Police Officers concerning a future amnesty for owners of illegally-held handguns.
(91929)
83  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have stood trial before the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague to date.
(91775)
84  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress on the proposed consultation on plans for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
(91692)
85  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons it took from January 1998 to June 1999 to decide whether Keith Birchall should be granted compensation.
(91826)
86  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are currently working in the Justice and Victims Unit; and what are their responsibilities.
(91825)
87  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent review of section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
(91828)
88  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many wrongfully convicted people, excluding motoring or summary offences, have been granted compensation since 1990; and what is the average time taken to process a claim.
(91827)
89  
  
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, following the Bentley case, what assessment he has made of the benefits of granting compensation where miscarriage of justice has been caused by judicial error.
(91797)
90  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes are proposed in the charging policy for the policing of football matches for the 1999-2000 season; how those charges are assessed; and if he will make a statement.
(91915)
91  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what changes are proposed in policing costs for road closures for sporting and public events; and if he will make a statement.
(91916)
92  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the percentage of cases where election is made for trial by jury and the defendant changes the plea to guilty prior to the start of the trial.
(91914)
93  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he is proposing as a follow-up to the Forum on Animal Experiments held on 11th July (a) to reduce the number of animals used in experimentation and (b) to co-ordinate research on alternatives to animal experimentation.
(91918)
94  
  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further meetings he is planning with animal welfare organisations, research organisations and others with an interest in animal experimentation as a follow-up to the Forum on Animal Experiments held on 11th July.
(91917)
95  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the results achieved by the Prison Service on each of its key performance indicators in each prison during 1998-99.
(91900)
96  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are being taken to prevent early retirement by police officers under investigation by the Police Complaints Authority.
(91836)
97  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91896)
98  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to raise the issue of Somalia with the European Union and ACP group of states in negotiations on the successor to the Lome¡ Convention.
(91927)
99  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to promote the inclusion of Somalia within the ACP group of countries for development purposes.
(91928)
100  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many individuals the Lord Chancellor's Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91895)
101  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to ensure equality of arms in the instruction of counsel by litigants.
(91584)
102  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will conduct a consultation on the rules relating to court dress.
(91651)
103  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to ensure that leading counsel are remunerated on the basis of the work they have carried out on a case and its complexity.
(91582)
104  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on the rules of court governing the levels of fees charged by leading counsel.
(91583)
105  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to ensure that the instruction of two counsel in the same case by litigants is permitted only in cases of sufficient complexity to merit two counsel.
(91585)
106  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what date the Courts Service received appeal papers in respect of Mr Liaqat Ali (ISB/F4245) husband of Mrs Jehan Akhtar of Aylesbury; when he expects the Courts Service to let Mr Ali and Mrs Akhtar know the date of their appeal hearing; and if he will make a statement.
(91786)
107  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the average time between receipt of the Courts Service appeal papers in immigration cases and notification of the date of appeal to the parties in (a) May 1997, (b) May 1998 and (c) the most recent month for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(91787)
108  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many court actions for mortgage re-possessions have been brought in the last five years for which figures are available in (a) Edmonton and (b) Enfield Magistrates Court.
(91801)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals her Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91897)
110  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will ask for a report from the Chief Constable of the RUC on the display of a UVF flag adjacent to the police check point on the Garvaghy Road, Portadown; and if she will make a statement.
(91708)
111  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, how many individuals his office has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91885)
112  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those occasions when he has met Ambassadors for British Business.
(91875)
113  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is the (a) purpose and (b) audience of internal histories; and what procedures determine the selection of (i) topics and (ii) authors.
(91850)
114  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list those foreign governments, indicating the serving head of government, who have received letters of protest from Her Majesty's Government regarding human rights abuses since 1970.
(91869)
115  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, how long the meeting was with KLA officials on 18th May which he attended; and if he will list the participants.
(91871)
116  
  
Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter to the President of South Africa relating to the sale of gold, delivered to the President of South Africa on 17th June.
(91872)
117  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91883)
118  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91882)
119  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the nature of the cases of alleged misconduct which led to investigation by the European Commission, listed in his letter to the Right honourable Member for Penrith and the Border of 29th April, indicating the nature of the delays in those cases pending action.
(91839)
120  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out the circumstances in which a full-time carer aged 16 years may receive invalid care allowance, the effect on entitlement of the carer undertaking a course of education, and the role of Benefits Agency staff in assisting such carers.
(91870)
121  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of CSA cases (a) went to appeal and (b) succeeded on appeal in the last year for which figures are available.
(91837)
122  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the average cost of the appeal procedure for CSA cases.
(91838)
123  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 12th July, Official Report, column 61, on compensation payments, if he will provide similar information on compensation payments for each of the last five years; and if he will list for each of the categories of compensation the total amount paid in each of those years and in 1998-99.
(91650)
124  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what involvement his Department has had in the Ambassadors for British Business project.
(91841)
125  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91884)
126  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what research he has commissioned during the current review of company law into the services provided by insolvency practitioners and their cost; when the results of that research will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(91783)
127  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Islington North of 12th July, Official Report, column 43, on the Edmonton incinerator, when he expects to announce his decision; and if he will make a statement.
(91785)
128  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People.
(91881)
129  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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.
(91878)
130  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what research he has commissioned on the impact of the single room rent provision on housing benefit; what were the findings of that research which has been completed; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (91778)
131  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the numbers of recipients of housing benefit in the form of (a) single room rent, (b) full local reference rent and (c) partial local reference rent in each London borough in each year since they were introduced.
[Transferred] (91782)
132  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action the Government has taken to establish detoxification centres.
[Transferred] (91847)
133  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, when is the next planned meeting of the Parent/Carer Child Abduction Co-ordinating Group.
[Transferred] (91788)
134  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will deposit in the Library a list of European Communities working groups, indicating the department responsible for supplying the seconded staff at UKREP.
[Transferred] (91845)
135  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what exports of JP233 Runway Denial System the Government has approved; and if he will make a statement on JP233 system support technicians with respect to their recall from abroad by his Government.
[Transferred] (91880)
136  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will request of the relevant European Communities secretariats the number of (a) instruments not published in the Official Journal, (b) routine management instruments valid for a limited time and (c) opinions given by comitology committees, in 1998.
[Transferred] (91846)


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