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

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 22 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 22nd JULY
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will deposit in the Library (a) a copy of the questionnaire distributed at the June 1998 Lisbon seminar at Expo 98 by the Director General of DG XIV, as indicated in OJ C182(/51) of 28th June, and (b) the Commission's scrutiny report on the same; and when the consultation procedure is to finish.
(92856)
2  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures he undertook to publicise the EU surplus food scheme; and what categories of the scheme were available in the United Kingdom.
(92827)
3  
  
Mrs Llin Golding (Newcastle-under-Lyme):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the results of his research studies into the effect of fish-eating birds on fisheries will be published.
(92626)
4  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent representations he has received from representatives of the pigmeat industry on the cost to individual producers of offal disposal; and if he will make a statement.
(92541)
5  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    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 number of cases of spray drift damage to adjoining non-genetically-modified crops.
(92633)
6  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he has taken to promote the use of United Kingdom produced pigmeat products by Government departments, local authorities and other related agencies.
(92625)
7  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the current state of the British pig industry.
(92705)
8  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received on the effects of broad-spectrum herbicides applied to growing genetically-modified crops; and how many research projects commissioned in the United Kingdom by his Department are currently under way to investigate the potential risks of genetically-modified organisms.
(92706)
9  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many dairy firms went out of business in the last year; and what assessment he has made of the causes of those firms ceasing to trade.
(92624)
10  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many persons were employed in his Department (a) 10 years ago and (b) at the latest available date.
(92716)
11  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farmers there were in business (a) 10 years ago and (b) at the latest available date.
(92717)
12  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the level of government financial support allocated for the year 1998-99 for (a) organic farming and (b) conventional farming; how much has been spent to date; and how much is expected to be so allocated in 1999-2000.
(92405)
13  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what UK regulations govern the labelling of produce deriving from (a) other European states, (b) applicant countries to the European Union and (c) elsewhere.
(92223)
14  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the charges in each EU member state for passport and tagging of calves.
(92219)
15  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will assess the advantages of putting out the Cattle Moving Database to private tender.
(92220)
16  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what were the conclusions of the MAFF programme on the link between badgers and the spread of bovine TB at East Offlay in the Irish Republic.
(92221)
17  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what other European countries are subject to a pesticide tax; and at what levels.
(92222)
18  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92446)
19  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his policy pressing for the export of beef-on-the-bone and of live cattle to be resumed.
(92374)
20  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what help the Government will provide with the running costs of the export scheme for slaughterhouses during the initial period of export build up after 1st August.
(92338)
21  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if cattle over 30 months old can be exported.
(92342)
22  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects the remaining restrictions on the export of beef to be lifted.
(92373)
23  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when abattoirs other than St. Merryn's in Cornwall will be approved for the processing of beef for export; and what estimate he has made of the number of abattoirs which will be approved for the processing of beef for export in the year following 1st August.
(92336)
24  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects British beef supplies to be resumed to British servicemen serving abroad.
(92339)
25  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if cattle which meet the requirements for export can also be sold on the domestic market.
(92343)
26  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on animal welfare of the only abattoir licensed to process beef for export being located in Cornwall.
(92345)
27  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will write to local authorities to encourage them to put British beef back on their school menus; and if he will place a copy of his letter in the Library.
(92340)
28  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the final inspection and approval by his Department needed before an abattoir can export beef will involve; and for what reason these inspections had not been carried out in preparation for the lifting of the beef export ban.
(92344)
29  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when European Commission inspectors were invited to Britain to examine the facilities through which beef exports would be channelled.
(92335)
30  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what help the Government plans to give to beef exporters in Great Britain.
(92337)
31  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to make an announcement on the lifting of the ban on beef-on-the-bone.
(92341)
32  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92441)
33  
  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his latest estimate of the cost to public funds of the campaign to bring the 2006 Football World Cup to the United Kingdom.
(91225)
34  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what provisions have been made to allow sportsmen and women who have previously represented the United Kingdom in events using handguns of a calibre now banned to continue to compete in future Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
(92759)
35  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the ban on handguns will prevent shooting events being staged during any international games held in the United Kingdom.
(92760)
36  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to improve the reception of television channels carrying Welsh-language programmes throughout Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(92711)
37  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92444)
38  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many low-level sorties under 220 feet were undertaken during (a) the Kosovo conflict and (b) the Gulf War.
(92634)
39  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people recruited to each of the armed forces in the most recent year for which figures are available had been a member of the (a) Army Cadets, (b) Sea Cadets, (c) Air Training Corps and (d) Combined Cadet Force.
(92540)
40  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July, Official Report, column 426, on the Royal Tournament, when the first Military Festival to be performed in Colchester is planned to take place; and how many performances there will be.
(92630)
41  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July, Official Report, column 426, on the Royal Tournament, if he will arrange for performances of the Royal Military Tattoo 2000 to be staged at principal garrison towns in addition to those at Horse Guards Parade in London.
(92627)
42  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July, Official Report, column 426, on the Royal Tournament, what will be the principal differences between the Military Tattoo to be staged at Horse Guards Parade and the Military Festival to be held outside London.
(92628)
43  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what facilities are used for the processing of plutonium removed from warheads for refurbishment.
(92814)
44  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many troops the UK has pledged to KFOR; how many have been deployed so far; and when he expects all the UK troops pledged to KFOR to be deployed.
(92823)
45  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current use and the planned future use of the Army Medical Centre buildings at Millbank.
(92458)
46  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the letter written by the Director of Commissioning and Performance Management at the South and West Regional Health Authority concerning Haslar Hospital (MOD reference 4/106/14/2) of 17th May 1994 and South and West Regional Health Authority (reference JK88LPAJ).
(92456)
47  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92449)
48  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the work done to date by the Training Standards Council to establish a system for evaluation of local partnerships for New Deal.
(92311)
49  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what reply he has sent to recent representations from the Council for Racial Equality on ethnicity and employment in higher education.
(92379)
50  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what information he has collected on the number of persons currently qualified in British Sign Language and to what levels; and what action he is taking to encourage the attainment of these qualifications.
(92312)
51  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many student loans are now overdue; if he will provide a breakdown of the amounts by bands; and what steps are being taken by his Department and the Student Loans Company to recover them.
(92309)
52  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many jobs have been created in Bolton as a result of the introduction of the Government's New Deal.
(92700)
53  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 6th July, Official Report, column 526, on nursery education, what is the number of three year olds in each of the relevant local education authorities that (a) currently have free full-time early education places and (b) will have free full-time early education places when the promised additional places are provided, defining full-time as five or more sessions of early education per week.
(92218)
54  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps his Department is taking to promote knowledge of, and interest in, parliamentary government through schools; and if he will make a statement.
(92635)
55  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many LEAs he estimates will meet his Department's timetable for having the student grant assessments completed.
(92821)
56  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the reasons for delays in processing applications for student grants.
(92866)
57  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many LEAs have carried out grant assessments and passed information to the Student Loans Company; and how many of these were using their own computer systems.
(92869)
58  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average period of time taken to assess grant applications and make payment (a) was under LEAs and (b) is currently under the Student Loans Company; and what reasons underlie any differences.
(92868)
59  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, for what reasons a greater amount of information is required by the Student Loans Company in respect of grant applications than was formerly required by LEAs.
(92867)
60  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many nursery places are available in (a) North West Leicestershire and (b) Leicestershire with Leicester; what proportion this represents of the numbers of children in the appropriate age groups; and what proportions of children of nursery age nationally have access to nursery places.
(92076)
61  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92443)
62  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many solid-walled properties have received publicly-funded assistance towards external wall insulation in each of the last five years.
(92535)
63  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many cavity-walled houses have received (a) government and (b) local government assistance to have their walls insulated with cavity-wall insulation in each of the last five years.
(92534)
64  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will not accept digitally produced photographs; and whether the unacceptability of such photographs will be made clear on DVLA application forms for photographic driving licences.
(92406)
65  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many council house sales were completed by Bolton Local Authority in each year from 1980 to 1998; what revenue accrued to the local authority; and if he will make a statement.
(92696)
66  
  
Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends to publish the Green Paper on Housing.
(92538)
67  
  
Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will include proposals for a single tenancy for social housing for England and Wales in his Green Paper on Housing.
(92539)
68  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research his Department has commissioned or evaluated on the effects of herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant genetically-modified crops on the environment; and if he will make a statement.
(92712)
69  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what reports he has received about the effect of genetically-modified pollen on butterfly survival rates.
(92632)
70  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research his Department has commissioned or evaluated on the impact of gene escape from genetically-modified crops on wild plants; and if he will make a statement.
(92708)
71  
  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will exercise his powers under the Level Crossing Act 1983, as amended by the Level Crossing Regulations 1997, to instruct ScotRail to install an automatic open crossing which is locally monitored on the rail crossing at Rovie, Rogart in Sutherland.
(92531)
72  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the progress in the construction of cycle routes in (a) North West Leicestershire, (b) Leicestershire and (c) the United Kingdom; and what measures he is taking to encourage cycling.
(91821)
73  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of municipal waste incinerated with energy/heat recovery in each of the past 10 years; and what targets he has set for the next 10 years.
(92075)
74  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the prospects for the completion of the A511 bypass around Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
(92077)
75  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the prospects for an A6 bypass around Kegworth, Leicestershire.
(92078)
76  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people in (a) North West Leicestershire, (b) Leicestershire with Leicester and (c) the East Midlands; and if he will make a statement on his strategy to combat homelessness.
(92187)
77  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 12th July, Official Report, columns 14-15, on planning inspectors, what is his Department's definition of a secret society.
(92532)
78  
N  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the levels of vehicle excise duty are for 40 tonne lorries in other EU countries in 1999-2000.
(91117)
79  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92448)
80  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the Commission's current proposals regarding the application of VAT on labour-intensive services.
(92831)
81  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the ECOFIN Council of 12th July endorsed increased commitments to EIB loans to third countries.
(92871)
82  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place the presidency reports on the implementation of the European Anti-Fraud Office approved at ECOFIN on 12th July in the Library.
(92829)
83  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the Commission proposal on own resources at ECOFIN on 12th July.
(92830)
84  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the statement of jobseeker's allowance paid on Form 604 enables accurate deduction of income tax for the year in question.
(92310)
85  
N  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the conduct of monetary policy since May 1997.
(91118)
86  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Bournemouth office of the Inland Revenue is described as Inland Revenue South East.
(92411)
87  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many construction industry application forms for (a) construction tax certificates and (b) subcontractors tax certificates have been rejected by the Inland Revenue on the basis that part of the signature was outside the white box on page 2; and if he will make a statement.
(92408)
88  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) construction tax certificates and (b) subcontractors tax certificates under the new construction industry scheme have been issued; how many are awaiting processing; and how many approved applications will not be issued before 1st August.
(92410)
89  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many applications have been received for (a) construction tax certificates and (b) subcontractors tax certificates under the new construction industry scheme; how many have been approved; how many have been rejected; and how many are still being considered.
(92409)
90  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons no telephone number is available to enable callers to check with the processing centre in Liverpool about when construction tax certificates will be issued.
(92412)
91  
N  
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure access to financial services in poorer communities.
(91119)
92  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the target levels for the present financial year for the detection of alcohol and tobacco fraud and smuggling; and what progress has been made in achieving these target levels in the first three months of the current financial year.
(92766)
93  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans there are for Her Majesty's Customs and Excise to purchase x-ray machines capable of screening articulated lorries and containers to assist in combating illegal immigration and alcohol and tobacco smuggling; and if he will make a statement.
(92768)
94  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the revenue value of detected alcohol and tobacco fraud and smuggling for each of the last three financial years from (a) sources within the EU, (b) sources outside the EU and (c) diversion fraud.
(92765)
95  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been collected each year since 1st January 1990 in (a) customs duty and (b) indirect tax from (i) cigarettes, (ii) hand rolling tobacco, (iii) cigars, (iv) spirits, (v) cider, (vi) fortified wines, (vii) wine and (viii) beer entering the United Kingdom by (1) post and (2) private carrier.
(92770)
96  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funds have been allocated in (a) the present financial year and (b) in 2000-01 for Her Majesty's Customs and Excise to purchase x-ray machines capable of screening articulated lorries and containers to assist in combating alcohol and tobacco smuggling.
(92769)
97  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) fines, (b) charges and (c) convictions have resulted each year since 1st January 1990 from the (i) detection of fraud and (ii) detection of misdeclaration of goods on (1) cigarettes, (2) hand rolling tobacco, (3) cigars, (4) spirits, (5) cider, (6) fortified wines, (7) wine and (8) beer entering the United Kingdom.
(92764)
98  
  
Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are (a) in place and (b) planned to prevent the purchase of non-duty paid excise goods through the Internet.
(92767)
99  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list those proposals for private finance initiatives for each department of state made since 1st May 1997, stating for each the proposed (a) contribution from private finance and (b) date of commencement; and if he will list in each case whether the sums involved count against the ceilings for public investment set by the Treaty of Maastricht.
(92771)
100  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what statistics his Department collects on the number of children born with limb deficiency; and if he will list the figures for the last three years.
(92306)
101  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received concerning the rate of income tax paid by pensioners who undertake part-time employment.
(92547)
102  
N  
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to help working families on low incomes.
(91098)
103  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the amount which has been paid by his Department since April 1998 in compensation for delays to payment of age-related rebates of national insurance contributions arising from problems with the NIRS2 computer system.
(92482)
104  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the final total cost to the Exchequer of the problems associated with the NIRS2 computer system.
(92483)
105  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92457)
106  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his Department's policy in considering applications for visitor entry clearance where the applicant wishes to visit the United Kingdom for a family wedding, as a guest, on a particular date; and in what percentage of such applications in the past 12 months the entry clearance officer in Islamabad has offered an interview date after the date of the wedding.
(92274)
107  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the members of the European Commission attending Bilderberg meetings have done so in their official capacity; and at what cost to public funds.
(92864)
108  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations his Department have received on the sale of excess gold reserves by the Bank of England; and from what sources.
(92824)
109  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in what circumstances the presidency is allowed access to tape recordings of intergovernmental conferences; and if he will list those occasions when such access has been provided.
(92825)
110  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to provide a contingent of personnel to the United Nations Minurso mission organising the referendum in the Western Sahara.
(92636)
111  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set up an inquiry into events at Irian Jaya in May 1996 during the rescue of four British citizens; what British forces were involved in the rescue; and what transport bearing what markings was used.
(92301)
112  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which states which are parties to the Partial Test Ban Treaty have not (a) signed and (b) ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
(92754)
113  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps Her Majesty's Government has taken to encourage the entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
(92758)
114  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the outcome of the General Affairs Council held in Brussels on 19th and 20th July; and if he will make a statement.
(92707)
115  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will institute a judicial inquiry into the deaths of two British newsmen on 16th October 1975 in Balibo, East Timor; and if he will make a statement.
(92703)
116  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received as to the events in Balibo, East Timor on 16th October 1975; and if he will make a statement.
(92704)
117  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 28th May, Official Report, columns 307-8, if he is now able to estimate the cost of compensation for loss of pension rights which have been incurred in respect of the 14 former employees of GCHQ.
(92459)
118  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the human rights situation of the BahaŤ'i Community in Iran; what recent discussions he has held with the Iranian regime on this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(92186)
119  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current IGAD negotiations concerning the civil war in Sudan.
(92822)
120  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultation he has had with his European counterparts concerning the implementation of the German presidency proposal to control the activities of arms brokers.
(92817)
121  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to put forward detailed proposals for the ratification of the International Criminal Court Treaty.
(92810)
122  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the State Peace and Development Council in Burma concerning dialogue with the Committee Representing the People's Parliament.
(92811)
123  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received concerning the introduction of sanctions on Burma.
(92812)
124  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Burmese Government concerning the re-opening of universities and colleges.
(92813)
125  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Liberia, (b) Colombia, (c) Nigeria, (d) Sri Lanka, (e) Sudan, (f) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (g) Sierra Leone and (h) Ethiopia concerning the rehabilitation of child soldiers.
(92809)
126  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92455)
127  
  
Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral statement of 20th July, Official Report, columns 982-3, on a new vaccine to tackle meningitis, if he will estimate how many scientific procedures involving animals there have been in developing the new vaccine.
(92715)
128  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what response he has made to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People's paper, Waiting to Hear.
(92334)
129  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of fluoridating all drinking water in the North West.
(92699)
130  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research the Government has evaluated regarding the incidence of dental fluorosis in areas of (a) fluoridated water and (b) non-fluoridated water.
(92701)
131  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prosecutions have been made for breaches of the Imported Food Regulations 1984 since they came into force.
(92697)
132  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received about the procedure available to investigate complaints against doctors; and if he will make a statement.
(92637)
133  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to modernise the accident and emergency department at Northwick Park hospital; and at what cost.
(92631)
134  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many public inquiries have been established under section 84 of the National Health Service Act 1977 in each of the last 10 years.
(92110)
135  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many investigations into adverse incidents have been carried out by each NHS regional office in each of the last 10 years.
(92111)
136  
N  
Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the cost to the NHS of clinical negligence claims, indicating separately the cost of legal fees, for 1997-98; and what is the estimated cost for 1998-99.
(92112)
137  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the current budget is for research and development work on equipment for disabled people, under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
(92304)
138  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the York Economic Consortium Review of the wheelchair voucher scheme will be published.
(92307)
139  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid by NHS trusts in premiums for clinical negligence cover through the clinical negligence scheme for trusts for the latest year for which data is available.
(92305)
140  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals his Department has to promote research and development into disability equipment.
(92303)
141  
  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of rates of tobacco tax on levels of smoking.
(92495)
142  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the adequacy of the current emergency and accident services for North West Leicestershire; and what changes are planned thereto.
(92079)
143  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92451)
144  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those items of the Schengen Acquis listed in the Official Journal of 10th July, which (a) had not been deposited in the Library and (b) had not been seen by his officials (i) prior to the decision being made for the UK to join elements of Schengen and (ii) to date; and if he will make a statement.
(92832)
145  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the occasions over the past three years when the Police have recommended to organisers of motorcycle gatherings that the event be cancelled; for what reason the recommendation in each case was made; what was the response of the organisers; on the occasions when the event subsequently went ahead, if there were any arrests; and if he will make a statement.
(92755)
146  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what requirement is placed upon the Police to take account of losses likely to be incurred when they recommend to organisers of motorcycle gatherings that the event be cancelled; and if he will make a statement.
(92756)
147  
  
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to lay before the House subordinate legislation under the Data Protection Act 1998; and if he will make a statement.
(92702)
148  
  
Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what actions he has taken to improve the management of Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institution and Remand Centre, Feltham following the report by the steering group set up by the Director General of the Prison Service in response to the recommendations made by the Chief Inspector of Prisons.
(92629)
149  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long it is currently taking the Immigration and Nationality Department to respond to correspondence; what progress has been made in reducing the time taken; and if he will make a statement.
(92714)
150  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration and asylum cases his Department has had outstanding for over one year; if he will provide a breakdown of the years in which the cases commenced and indicate the progress being made in eliminating the backlog; and if he will make a statement.
(92713)
151  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the amount to be received by the Exchequer from the sale of the Tote.
[R] (91095)
152  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he will ensure that Bedfordshire Police Authority has sufficient funds to cover the introduction of the Public Safety Radio Communications Project.
(92533)
153  
N  
Mr Richard Shepherd (Aldridge-Brownhills):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Mrs Christine Soyal, a constituent of the honourable Member for Aldridge-Brownhills, may expect the return of her passport and driving licence, submitted in support of her husband's application to remain in the country on 19th July 1998.
(92300)
154  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foxes he estimates have been killed as a result of hunting with dogs in each of the last 10 calendar years by hunts based in (a) the county of Leicestershire, (b) the East Midlands and (c) England.
(91822)
155  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92454)
156  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of reports of alleged Commission fraud made by Dr Nikolas Alexandrakis; if her Department has investigated these allegations; and if she will make a statement.
(92870)
157  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she last met representatives from Botswana to discuss the problems of HIV/AIDS.
(92709)
158  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her policy towards (a) measures to raise awareness of and (b) other assistance to counter the spread of HIV/AIDS in Botswana.
(92710)
159  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what changes are proposed to her Department's funding arrangements for non-governmental organisations; and if she will make a statement.
(92378)
160  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received concerning a humanitarian response to the drought in Ethiopia.
(92818)
161  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement about the current humanitarian situation in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(92819)
162  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the government of Eritrea regarding the reduction in the aid budget for that country.
(92808)
163  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources her Department has given in the past three years to projects specifically targeting widows in Third World and conflict zones.
(92820)
164  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is her estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92447)
165  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92445)
166  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, for what reason no announcement has yet been made in respect of the co-ordination within government of animal welfare policies; when he expects to make such an announcement; and if he will make a statement.
(92308)
167  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, from whom members of the Government received invitations to attend meetings of the Bilderberg Group.
(92863)
168  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the current state of disciplinary proceedings against Commission officials implicated in alleged fraud; how many are involved; at what levels; and what is the timescale for concluding such proceedings.
(92865)
169  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92453)
170  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will place in the Library a copy of the final report of the review of the decision making and appeals process of the War Pensions Agency.
(92407)
171  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the Opinion of the Advocate General in the case of Preston and Others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS and Others (Case Number C78/98) will be published; and what is the reason for the delay.
(92536)
172  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimates he has made of the number and proportion of children living in poverty in (a) North West Leicestershire and (b) Leicestershire with Leicester; and what the comparable figures are for (c) the East Midlands and (d) England.
(92080)
173  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, by what date he expects all retirement pensioners to be in receipt of the full retirement pension to which they are entitled on the basis of their complete record of national insurance contributions.
(92481)
174  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate (a) the number of persons currently in receipt of (i) the basic state retirement pension alone and (ii) the basic state retirement pension and SERPS, who are currently being underpaid because of problems with the NIRS2 computer system, (b) the average weekly amount by which such pensions fall short of the correct figure, (c) the total amount which has been underpaid since April 1998, (d) the number of pensioners so affected in the week in which that number reached its peak, (e) the number of pensioners with SERPS underpayments of (1) more than £90 per week, (2) more than £80 per week, (3) more than £70 per week, (4) more than £60 per week and (5) more than £50 per week.
(92480)
175  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on progress made in resolving the delays to retirement pension payments associated with the introduction of the NIRS2 computer system.
(92479)
176  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July, Official Report, Column 442, on pensioners and income support, if he will make a statement on the progress which has been made to date in increasing take-up of income support by pensioners, and on the timetable for implementation of further measures.
(92537)
177  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his most recent estimate of the number of people receiving each of the benefits administered by his Department.
(92375)
178  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92450)
179  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of expenditure in Wales on each benefit administered by his Department.
(92376)
180  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) post offices and (b) sub-post offices there are in each parliamentary constituency in England and Wales; how many have been opened in each of the last five years; and how many have been closed.
(92460)
181  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many sub-post offices in (a) urban, (b) suburban and (c) rural areas are provided with a guaranteed minimum level of income.
(92413)
182  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will request from the Swiss Government, their consent to place its environmental impact assessment into the Ilisu Dam project in the Library.
(92757)
183  
N  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 19th July, Official Report, column 374, on statutory instruments, for what reasons the cost of providing the information would be disproportionate.
(92478)
184  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what formula is used to calculate the relevant population figures for post-1999 European structural funding.
(92544)
185  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list (a) the actual population and (b) the notional population figures used for the purpose of allocating European structural funds for each region in England.
(92543)
186  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what population figure is being used for the purpose of assessing post-1999 European funding for the West Midlands; and how the basis for this figure differs from that submitted by the Development Agency.
(92545)
187  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he last met the Chairman of Advantage West Midlands; and what matters were discussed.
(92542)
188  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what basis is used for establishing population figures relevant to post-1999 European structural funding.
(92546)
189  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the value of BNFL's operations in the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on future market opportunities for BNFL in the United States.
(92815)
190  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what method is being used by BNFL to put a value on its United States contracts for the purpose of Government proposals to sell its stake in the company.
(92816)
191  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92442)
192  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what is the average time for a substantive reply to be sent to honourable Members' correspondence; what proportion takes more than (a) four weeks, (b) six weeks and (c) eight weeks; and what is his estimate of the number of letters received in a year from honourable Members.
(92452)
193  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what information has to be supplied to the EU Commission before 1st November relating to the West Wales Objective One status application; and if he will make a statement.
(92377)
194  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further plans he has for the use of the proceeds of the windfall tax.
[Question Unstarred] (91105)
195  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) mandate and (b) composition of the 13th July High Level Group for Kosovo and the Western Balkans.
[Transferred] (92828)
196  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list those International Labour Organisation conventions which the United Kingdom has stated it does not plan to ratify.
[Transferred] (92826)
197  
  
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many people have received jail sentences under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
[Transferred] (92698)


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