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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 23 July 1999

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Friday 23 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 23rd JULY
1  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92655)
2  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the outcome of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 19th and 20th July; and if he will make a statement.
(93044)
3  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what vaccines will be used in the new pet transport scheme and what laboratories will be able to undertake testing; and if he will make a statement on the progress of the arrangements that are being put in place for the introduction of the pilot schemes next year.
(93042)
4  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what proportion of the sailings of the vessel carrying live farm animals from Dover to the continent began during the hours of darkness in the last year for which figures are available.
(93037)
5  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if local veterinary inspectors carry out pre-export inspections during the hours of darkness.
(93039)
6  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many (a) live sheep and (b) live pigs have been exported for (i) slaughter, (ii) further fattening and (iii) breeding to date in 1999; and how many of each was exported to each individual country of destination.
(93036)
7  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what arrangements he makes to ensure that his staff at Dover dockside are able to make proper inspections when livestock vehicles are loaded on to the ship during the hours of darkness.
(93038)
8  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he plans to introduce the new arrangements under which (a) he will nominate the certifying local veterinary inspectors to individual consignments of live farm animals destined for export and (b) he will pay the inspectors and recover the costs for this service through charges on the exporter; and if he will make a statement.
(93041)
9  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received on managing the changeover from the present quarantine regulations to the new pet transport scheme.
(93043)
10  
  
Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to discourage regular sailings of the vessel which carries live farm animals from Dover to the continent at night; and if he will make a statement.
(93040)
11  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Attorney General, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92658)
12  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92652)
13  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the expenditure on the Government Car Service in the last year for which figures are available, separately identifying the cost of ministerial cars.
(92674)
14  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham of 24th June, Official Report, column 456, on consultation papers, if the statement in the Cabinet Office guide on conducting written consultation exercises, concerning using the Internet to publish and receive replies, indicates that the Government's policy is that responses to consultations should be published.
(92772)
15  
N  
Mr Richard Shepherd (Aldridge-Brownhills):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government proposes to make an order in council to place the former functions of the Office of Public Service within the remit of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Code of Practice on Open Government.
(92645)
16  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, as representing the Church Commissioners, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92653)
17  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92659)
18  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the impact on the United Kingdom tourist industry of electronic commerce.
(93142)
19  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the authorities in Botswana over the hosting of the Football World Cup in 2006.
(93143)
20  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92649)
21  
N  
Mr Tom King (Bridgwater):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the strategic security of supply for ammunitions and explosives in relation to Royal Ordnance, Bridgwater, indicating the actions he is proposing.
(92553)
22  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans he has made to give emergency assistance to the Fire Service in case of a national firefighters' strike.
(92900)
23  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the programmes funded directly by his Department, relating to social exclusion, regeneration, community development, employment or education, currently operating in (a) the City of Leeds and (b) the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency, listing for each programme the amount of such funding for each of the last three years and the amount planned to be spent in each of the next three financial years.
(92909)
24  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92648)
25  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what special arrangements will be made for those required to sit a maths paper for which the use of calculators is forbidden at GCSE who suffer from dyslexia or other specific difficulties.
(92728)
26  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many children were permanently excluded from school (a) per 1,000 of the school age population and (b) as a percentage of children from each ethnic group, in each local authority area in London.
(93068)
27  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools (a) have produced and (b) are preparing development plans in connection with the National Grid for Learning.
(93163)
28  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what part BT is playing in the establishment of the National Grid for Learning; and how it is otherwise providing information technology for schools.
(93164)
29  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will commission a study of the Norwegian experience in respect of the non-employment of smokers in asbestos-related work; and if he will make a statement.
(93027)
30  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list those Gloucestershire schools where infant classes contain more than 30 pupils.
(93151)
31  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what progress has been made since 1st May 1997 in reducing the size of infant classes in Gloucestershire.
(93138)
32  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received on the acceptance by job centres of advertisements for jobs paying less than the national minimum wage.
(93124)
33  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent representations he has received regarding arrangements for children's homework.
(93113)
34  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the programmes funded directly by his Department, relating to social exclusion, regeneration, community development, employment or education, currently operating in (a) the City of Leeds and (b) the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency, listing for each programme the amount of such funding for each of the last three years and the amount planned to be spent in each of the next three financial years.
(92912)
35  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on what date (a) he and (b) the Minister for Transport last used a train in the course of their official duties.
(92660)
36  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the GM crops being tested in pre-commercial farm-scale trials, which contain antibiotic resistant marker genes, giving details of the marker genes concerned in each case.
(92723)
37  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made towards completing the Limestone Pavement Order process under section 34 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 for England, Scotland and Wales; and when the process is expected to be completed.
(92796)
38  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the extent of trade within the UK of limestone pavement; what amount is traded with other European Union countries; and if the Government will ban trade in limestone pavements.
(92798)
39  
N  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps the Government has taken to ensure the favourable conservation status of special areas of conservation.
(92797)
40  
  
Mr Michael Heseltine (Henley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the total cash value of council house sales has been since the date of the enactment of the Housing Act 1980.
(92920)
41  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the purpose of the new markings set out in the manner of a Vernier scale on the M6 motorway.
(92502)
42  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when is the next EC Council of Transport Ministers' meeting; and what will be on the agenda.
(92506)
43  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions his Department has had with Gloucestershire local authorities regarding funding bids via the contaminated land supplementary credit approval programme; and if he will make a statement.
(93137)
44  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the proposed fare structure for Croydon Tramlink; and what is the proposed fare for a single journey from New Addington to Croydon Town Centre.
(93185)
45  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out the passenger projections for Croydon Tramlink for the years 2000-02.
(93184)
46  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list, in respect of processes regulated under the Integrated Pollution Control Regulations, the number of (a) substantial air pollution incidents, (b) prosecutions resulting from air pollution incidents, (c) prohibition notices and (d) enforcement notices issued to prevent the risk of air pollution incidents in each Environment Agency region in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) 1997-98.
(92922)
47  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on how many occasions the NHBC has taken court action against (a) Redrow and (b) other house builders over the past five years.
(92496)
48  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92656)
49  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households he estimates will be removed from housing benefit (a) totally and (b) in part in each region in England and Wales following the introduction of the working families tax credit; and if he will estimate the average loss of housing benefit per household.
(93067)
50  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 29th June, Official Report, columns 132-4, what were the amounts involved in each of the budget lines (a) blocked initially, (b) now unblocked and (c) still frozen; and what are the implications for the UK Government's budget and financial planning of the European Court of Justice ruling of 12th May 1998.
(92729)
51  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 19th March, Official Report, column 859, if he is able to estimate the increased revenue to the Treasury as a result of the abolition of duty free shopping for this financial year and the next.
(93160)
52  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) revenues and (b) jobs caused by the duty differential between the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Community.
(93140)
53  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reduce the duty differential on (a) beer, (b) spirits and (c) tobacco between the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Community.
(93141)
54  
N  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what revenue his Department has received from the landfill tax in each of the last five years.
(92025)
55  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made towards introducing a scheme whereby a grant is paid to each petrol company in respect of stations situated within a certain distance from the land border with the Republic of Ireland.
(93032)
56  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list for each county in England and for the relevant areas in Wales and Scotland the number and percentage of taxpayers with taxable incomes over (a) £50,000, (b) £60,000, (c) £70,000, (d) £100,000 and (e) £150,000.
(93120)
57  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the rates of VAT in each of the member states of the European Union for each of the main commodities and services.
(93125)
58  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the forecast levels of social security contributions for (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Wales, for each of the next three years.
(92643)
59  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the population in each parliamentary constituency live in settlements of less than 10,000 people.
(92725)
60  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92753)
61  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects the Lan Chile flights to the Falklands to re-commence.
(92504)
62  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evaluation he has made of the effect on the economy of the Falkland Islands of the Chilean legislation passed on 9th July banning all flights to the Falklands before January 2000.
(92503)
63  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the documentation provided by the Chilean Government concerning the restoration of flights to the Falkland Islands contingent upon allowing Argentinian citizens to visit the islands.
(92505)
64  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on relations with Botswana.
(93161)
65  
N  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) Kosovar Serbs and (b) members of other ethnic groups have left Kosovo since the KFOR Occupation.
(92721)
66  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the criteria used by his Department for issuing public interest immunity certificates; and what plans he has to amend these criteria.
(92731)
67  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he, his Ministers, advisers or officials last met or had contact with any director of Ordtech Ltd.
(92732)
68  
N  
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list with dates and details all public interest immunity certificates he has issued since 1st May 1997.
(92733)
69  
N  
Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the postal services between the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia will be returned to the level applying before the recent military operation.
(92638)
70  
  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received concerning the proposed anti-government demonstrations in Burma on 9th September.
(93045)
71  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the programmes funded directly by his Department, relating to social exclusion, regeneration, community development, employment or education, currently operating in (a) the City of Leeds and (b) the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency, listing for each programme the amount of such funding for each of the last three years and the amount planned to be spent in each of the next three financial years.
(92914)
72  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if GM crops designed to produce products or by-products with medicinal properties will be subject to regulation under the Medicines Act 1968.
(92722)
73  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on Government policy towards the use of genetically-engineered pigs as sources of organs for transplant into humans.
(92666)
74  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92661)
75  
N  
Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to make an announcement on (a) the future arrangements for community hospitals in Oxfordshire and (b) the future of Bicester Community hospital.
(92646)
76  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of extent of the multiplied risk which occurs when smokers are exposed to asbestos in relation to contraction of (a) lung cancer and (b) asbestosis; and if he will make a statement.
(93024)
77  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if it his policy to encourage general practitioners to offer regular medical checks of their patients who are over the age of 75 years; and if he will make a statement.
(92908)
78  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the provision of dental services, within the National Health Service, that are available to residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth.
(92903)
79  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) men and (b) women were detained in psychiatric hospitals in England and Wales on 1st July.
(92921)
80  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the numbers of patients involved in the clinical trials of Beta Interferon for patients suffering the secondary progressive form of multiple sclerosis who are (a) continuing to receive treatment funded by their local health authorities, (b) continuing to receive treatment funded by the drug manufacturers and (c) no longer receiving treatment as result of refusal by their local health authority to fund it following the trials' conclusion.
(93031)
81  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses returned to employment in the National Health Service (a) in the first two quarters of 1997, (b) in the first two quarters of 1998 and (c) in the first two quarters of 1999.
(93132)
82  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral statement by the Minister of State of 20th July, Official Report, column 1026, on what data his Department bases its statement that the hours worked by junior doctors have fallen since the Government came to office.
(93162)
83  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reciprocal arrangements are in place for dialysis between the NHS and the island of Jersey.
(92670)
84  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budgeted expenditure has been for the promotion of the donor card scheme over the last three years.
(92673)
85  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the specific circumstances are where a general practitioner must obtain prior approval for an out-of-area treatment referral.
(92671)
86  
N  
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the specific circumstances are where a general practitioner must obtain prior approval for referral (a) to a specialised service, (b) to a specialist mental health service for deaf people and (c) for a cochlear implant.
(92672)
87  
  
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the evidence presented to United Nations advisers to the Codex Alimentarius on the dangers of prenatal exposure to mercury; and if he plans to review his Department's advice on the maximum weekly dose of mercury.
(93139)
88  
N  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish his response to the Committee of Inquiry into the Personality Disorder Unit, Ashworth Special Hospital.
(92647)
89  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if a court can order a secure remand for a young defendant when no place is available; and if he will make a statement.
(92917)
90  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total availability of local authority secure accommodation for juvenile and young offenders on the last date for which figures are available and in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(92916)
91  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the demand for secure accommodation for juvenile and young offenders in each of the last 12 months; on how many occasions a place was not found when requested; and if he will make a statement.
(92915)
92  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received about the operation of the national clearing system for secure accommodation for juvenile and young offenders; and if he will make a statement.
(92918)
93  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the programmes funded directly by his Department, relating to social exclusion, regeneration, community development, employment or education, currently operating in (a) the City of Leeds and (b) the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency, listing for each programme the amount of such funding for each of the last three years and the amount planned to be spent in each of the next three financial years.
(92913)
94  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the advantages of (a) legally binding regulations and (b) a non-binding code of practice to protect genetically-engineered pigs.
(92669)
95  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will require Imutron's programme of breeding genetically-engineered pigs to be suspended pending the finalisation of the code of practice on the welfare of xenotransplantation source animals.
(92667)
96  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92675)
97  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that the code of practice on the welfare of xenotransplantation source animals strictly limits the early removal of piglets from their mothers.
(92668)
98  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 333, what progress has been made with the investigation into Harlan UK Ltd; if he has received the advice on whether there is a need to suspend the establishment's certificate of designation for which he asked; and if he will make a statement.
(92718)
99  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drug seizures occurred in each of the last three years per region; and what was the estimated value of the drugs.
(92888)
100  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many neighbourhood patrol or warden schemes are currently in operation in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(92886)
101  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what computer systems, printers, laminators and other production equipment which were planned to have been replaced by the introduction of new systems by private contractors are still being used at (a) Liverpool and (b) Newport offices of the Passport Agency; and if he will make a statement.
(92905)
102  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on his policy in relation to the use of the private security industry for policing functions including police patrol.
(93046)
103  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for the last year for which figures are available, what was the average age of people who committed a (a) violent offence, (b) property offence and (c) sex offence; and if he will make a statement.
(92890)
104  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the size of young offender institutions in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(92883)
105  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports were made by action teams led by his Department on the issue of neighbourhood wardens before April.
(93048)
106  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with (a) chief police officers and their representatives, (b) Police Federation Representatives and (c) representatives of private security companies, since May 1997 concerning the future of police patrolling; and if he will make a statement.
(92887)
107  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review staff training in young offender institutions in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(92884)
108  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 20th July, Official Report, column 466 on Wormwood Scrubs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the action plan drawn up in response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons' first 15 recommendations contained in his 1996 inspection report including the response to the recommendations to date; and if he will make a statement.
(93026)
109  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will present to Parliament a report on the operation of all private finance initiative contracts made by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(93025)
110  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what forecast he has made of the number of local child curfews (a) applied for and (b) implemented, in the first year of the provision being available; and if he will make a statement.
(92885)
111  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) ministerial committees and (b) working groups are assessing policy in relation to the private security industry and policing functions including police patrol; and if he will make a statement.
(93047)
112  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prison service establishments have contracted out their shops (a) following competitive tendering, (b) without competitive tendering and (c) in total; if he will list the companies which operate each of the shops; what is the expected saving to the Prison Service from contracting out prison shops; and if he will make a statement.
(92904)
113  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of police stop and search statistics; and if he will make a statement.
(92889)
114  
N  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed dated 10th March seeking his Department's approval for an exhibition in the Upper Waiting Hall relating to crime reduction.
(92773)
115  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency plans he has to assist police forces whose police officers are being deployed in Kosovo.
(93035)
116  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many United Kingdom police officers he is intending to send to Kosovo.
(93034)
117  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place on the Internet a complete list of the business and charitable organisations which responded to his consultation on the commercial sale of the electoral register.
(92726)
118  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Working Party on Electoral Procedures has proposed in its interim report that political parties should not have access to the full electoral register for membership and fund-raising purposes.
(92727)
119  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average daily number of personal callers to each public inquiry office of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each month since the beginning of 1999.
(92894)
120  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average waiting time in each month in 1999 and for the most recent date for which information is available for consideration of applications to each of the divisions of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(92893)
121  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the letter issued in 1998 by Commissioner Flynn under Article 169 of the Treaty of Rome concerning the United Kingdom's implementation of the general fire safety provisions of the European Framework Directive together with his response to that letter.
(92891)
122  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the backlog of cases for each of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's divisions at the end of each month in 1999 and at the latest date for which information is available.
(92896)
123  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to require visas from Jamaican nationals travelling to the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(92500)
124  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the forecast outturn is for the budget of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate for 1999-2000.
(92852)
125  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many files the Case Allocation Unit in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (a) received and (b) despatched in each week from the week ended 16th April.
(92844)
126  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's most recent quarterly analysis of the UK Passport Agency's customer service.
(92555)
127  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the earliest date of unopened post received by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(93029)
128  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many telephone calls were made to the Passport Agency by members of the public; and how many of those calls received a courtesy message at (a) each office of the United Kingdom Passport Agency and (b) in total, in the weeks ended (i) 4th July and (ii) 11th July.
(92774)
129  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers departed voluntarily in each month since January 1997.
(92780)
130  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the dates when the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum is due to meet during 1999; and if he will make a statement on the programme of work of that committee.
(92784)
131  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the present unit cost of examining non-asylum passengers arriving at ports.
(92786)
132  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the current average time taken by him to determine an application excluding asylum-related cases by a person with limited leave under the Immigration Act 1971 to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for further leave.
(92846)
133  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his estimate of the number of unopened letters at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(92848)
134  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the current backlog of cases at the Liverpool office of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate; and how many of these cases have been outstanding for over (a) six months, (b) 12 months and (c) two years.
(92898)
135  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the cost to public funds of refurbishing 89 Eccleston Square and of re-locating the UK Passport Agency headquarters and the London Passport Office to that address.
(92498)
136  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average daily number of callers who attended (a) the Public Caller Unit and (b) the Asylum Screening Unit at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each month since the beginning of 1999.
(92847)
137  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were removed from the United Kingdom between (a) 1st January and 30th June 1997, (b) 1st January and 30th June 1998 and (c) 1st January and 30th June 1999.
(92789)
138  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the progress made with his Department's pilot project to assess how victims' views might be taken into account in criminal proceedings.
(92549)
139  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on progress made with the pilot implementation of the integrated information technology system in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(92902)
140  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many expired passports have been renewed for 10 years since the beginning of 1999.
(92775)
141  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decisions were made in each month from January 1997 to the latest month for which information is available.
(92790)
142  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his current estimate of trends in processing casework at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(92839)
143  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many files from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate's Case Allocation Unit are currently stored in Acton.
(92845)
144  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the present cost of a weighted unit of output for asylum, after-entry, enforcement and nationality casework.
(92785)
145  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizenship applications were determined in each month from January 1997 to the latest month for which information is available.
(92787)
146  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently detained under Immigration Act powers in (a) detention centres, (b) Prison Service establishments and (c) other accommodation.
(92892)
147  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are currently detained solely under Immigration Act powers who have been detained continuously for longer than three months.
(92897)
148  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the nature and duration of the disruption to services to members of the public which would be caused by the re-location of the London Passport Office and the Passport Agency headquarters to Eccleston Square.
(92501)
149  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the backlog in dealing with failed asylum seekers liable for removal at the latest date for which information is available.
(92781)
150  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for each police force in England and Wales the figures for (a) constable strength, (b) total police strength and (c) police civilian strength, full time equivalent on 31st March (i) 1997, (ii) 1998 and (iii) 1999.
(92548)
151  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average unit cost of caseworking in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each month since January 1998.
(92842)
152  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases are held in the Central Work in Progress Store of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate; and how many of the cases have been outstanding for more than (a) six months, (b) one year and (c) two years.
(92901)
153  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is towards the proposed conveyance of (a) residence conditions and (b) financial support payments for asylum seekers and refugees in member states of the European Union.
(92782)
154  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many airline liasion officers were stationed abroad on (a) 31st May 1997, (b) 31st May 1998 and (c) 31st May 1999.
(92788)
155  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made in respect of each month in the current year of the average daily number of (a) callers trying to make a call to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, (b) calls made to that Directorate and (c) calls answered by the Telephone Caller Unit.
(92843)
156  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money he has paid in the current year to members of the public as compensation or as ex-gratia payments following loss or inconvenience which was due to delays in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(92837)
157  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum have been made in each month since the beginning of 1999 (a) by persons arriving at ports of entry and (b) by persons already in the United Kingdom.
(92777)
158  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average processing time, for the last week for which the information is available, for correctly completed, straightforward applications submitted (a) in person and (b) by post at each office of the United Kingdom Passport Agency.
(92779)
159  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what contingency plans he has made in relation to the possibility of a national firefighters' strike.
(92899)
160  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the backlog of unprocessed passport applications (a) at each office of the United Kingdom Passport Agency and (b) in total for the last week for which the information is available.
(92776)
161  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the difference to the Passport Agency's running costs from relocating the London Passport Office and the UK Passport Agency headquarters to Eccleston Square.
(92499)
162  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers entered the United Kingdom in each month since March 1999; and of these how many were (a) granted asylum, (b) granted leave to remain and (c) refused the right to remain.
(92778)
163  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the current average number of staff manning the Telephone Caller Unit in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
(92840)
164  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evaluation by Bristol University of his pilot project to assess how victims' views might be taken into account in criminal proceedings.
(92550)
165  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets he has set for the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to reply to correspondence from (a) honourable Members and (b) members of the public; and what has been the performance of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in meeting those targets in each month since the beginning of 1999.
(93028)
166  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is towards (a) the proposed mutual recognition of member states of the European Union and each other's decisions on asylum applications and (b) the proposed harmonisaton within the European Union of criteria for the recognition of refugees.
(92783)
167  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints of maladministration concerning the Immigration and Nationality Directorate have been notified to his Department by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration since the beginning of 1999.
(92849)
168  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the backlog of asylum casework in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at the last date for which information is available.
(92841)
169  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many after-entry applications were decided in each month from January 1997 to the most recent month for which information is available.
(92836)
170  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his estimate of the number of cases awaiting action in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate which contain passports.
(92838)
171  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pairs of socks were commissioned from prison industries for use in Her Majesty's prisons in the financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000 estimated.
(92552)
172  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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.
(92554)
173  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pairs of slippers were commissioned from prison industries for use in Her Majesty's prisons in the financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000 estimated.
(92551)
174  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set up a public inquiry into the death of Ms Loraine Whiting, a constituent of the honourable Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey.
(92497)
175  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, on what date she last used a train in the course of her official duties.
(92651)
176  
N  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what sums have been provided (a) as grants and (b) as loans or credits to (a) Montenegro, (b) Macedonia, (c) Bulgaria, (d) Albania, (e) Romania and (f) Hungary since the beginning of NATO's military operation against Yugoslavia.
(92720)
177  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, on what date (a) he and (b) the Lord Chancellor last used a train in the course of their official duties.
(92662)
178  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the current backlog of adjudication appeals in immigration cases.
(92895)
179  
  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to increase the levels of educational attainment, with particular reference to the standards required for the jobs being created through the Industrial Development Board.
(93033)
180  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the President of the Council, on what date she last used a train in the course of her official duties.
(92650)
181  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92654)
182  
N  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he proposes to have about the continued occupation of Tibet with the Chinese President Jiang Zemin, when he visits the United Kingdom in the autumn.
(92188)
183  
N  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he proposes to make to the Chinese President, Jiang Zemin, this autumn about the detention of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.
(92189)
184  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral answer to the honourable Member for Montgomeryshire, of 21st July, Official Report, column 1184, when he expects his Government to complete its consideration of the majority and minority reports of the Sutherland Commission; and if the Government will then make a formal response to the Commission's recommendations in respect of funding of nursing and personal care.
(93030)
185  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92663)
186  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the programmes funded directly by his Department, relating to social exclusion, regeneration, community development, employment or education, currently operating in (a) the City of Leeds and (b) the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency, listing for each programme the amount of such funding for each of the last three years and the amount planned to be spent in each of the next three financial years.
(92911)
187  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92664)
188  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the costs of (a) extending entitlement to housing benefit to cover the first (i) 12 weeks and (ii) 24 weeks of work and (b) placing housing benefit entitlement on the same time basis as working families tax credit.
(93069)
189  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the deadline is for completion of the Benefits Agency Customer Accounting and Payment Strategy IT system.
(92835)
190  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the contract to develop the Benefits Agency Customer Accounting and Payment Strategy IT system was awarded; and to which company or consortium.
(92833)
191  
N  
Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what the estimated cost is of developing the Benefits Agency Customer Accounting and Payment Strategy system.
(92834)
192  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to prevent members of defined benefit occupational pension schemes from transferring into stakeholder pension schemes.
(93066)
193  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, by what date he expects the first individuals to receive the annual pensions statement proposed in the Green Paper on Pensions.
(93065)
194  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many winter fuel payments have been made in respect of last winter; how many of the payment cheques issued have not been cashed; and how many payments are still due to be paid.
(92851)
195  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the number of winter fuel payments and their value made in each month in the current year.
(92853)
196  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when his Department will publish a regulatory impact assessment of the burden on employers of administering stakeholder pensions.
(92850)
197  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners households were entitled to winter fuel payments in 1998-99, broken down between those in receipt of income support and others.
(92854)
198  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, for each state benefit, if he will forecast the number of claimants and total cost by benefit for Wales for the next three years together with forecasts for (a) Wales's pro-rata share of the United Kingdom administration costs and (b) budgeted costs for the central and local administration and the branch network for facilities in Wales.
(92641)
199  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what was the level of spending on social security in Wales in each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the United Kingdom total broken down to show spending on (i) benefit payments, (ii) Wales's pro-rata share of United Kingdom administration costs and (iii) actual spending on central and local administration and the branch network for facilities in Wales.
(92644)
200  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list the amounts his Department and its agencies spends on (a) running costs, (b) wage costs and (c) other administrative costs for those facilities and staff based in Wales, indicating the headquarters administration costs and the total costs for the branch network.
(92640)
201  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what were the numbers in Wales of (a) single pensioners and (b) married couple pensioners (i) in 1980 and (ii) at the latest available date.
(92642)
202  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment his Department has made of the results of the Business Link network's ComplY2K scheme offering computer millennium compliance tests to small businesses; and if he will make a statement.
(92907)
203  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the programmes funded directly by his Department, relating to social exclusion, regeneration, community development, employment or education, currently operating in (a) the City of Leeds and (b) the Leeds Central parliamentary constituency, listing for each programme the amount of such funding for each of the last three years and the amount planned to be spent in each of the next three financial years.
(92910)
204  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92657)
205  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the ECGD payments rescheduled with Indonesia since 1st May 1997; what was the size of such rescheduling; and whether any payments rescheduled related to exports of defence and security equipment and services.
(92231)
206  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what was the value of exports and imports in respect of defence and security equipment and services between the UK and Indonesia in each year since 1995; and if he will classify such exports and imports under the headings of the International Trade statistics classification.
(92232)
207  
N  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Blaenau Gwent of 29th June, Official Report, column 116, on MOX shipments, if he will list the qualifications and career experience of the technical experts advising on the process of separating plutonium from MOX fuel.
(92761)
208  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received calling for the inclusion of Peterston Super Ely, Dinas Powys and Wemvoe Wards with the Vale of Glamorgan in the Tier 2 (Article 87(3)c) areas in the Government's proposals for new assisted areas.
(92793)
209  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria he used to designate the Peterston Super Ely, Dinas Powys and Wemvoe Wards in the Vale of Glamorgan as Tier 2 (Article 87(3)c) areas in the Government's proposals for new assisted areas.
(92792)
210  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the percentage of the population experiencing limiting long-term illness in the Peterston Super Ely, Dinas Powys and Wemvoe Wards in the Vale of Glamorgan.
(92791)
211  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what potential development land exists in the Peterston Super Ely, Dinas Powys and Wemvoe Cyr Wards in the Vale of Glamorgan which might benefit from regional selective assistance.
(92795)
212  
N  
Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he received from the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Newport county councils on the Government's proposals for new assisted areas.
(92794)
213  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, on what date he last used a train in the course of his official duties.
(92665)
214  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he plans to reply to the letters concerning the Owens-Corning factory, Deeside, of 28th May and 9th July from the Right honourable Member for Alyn and Deeside.
(92724)
215  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many dental fillings per child were made in each trust area in Wales, in each month in (a) 1996, (b) 1997 and (c) 1998.
(93118)
216  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) district nurses and (b) health visitors there were in each health authority in Wales in each of the last five years.
(93114)
217  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many beds there were in intensive care units in Wales on 1st April, broken down by hospital.
(93127)
218  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what the hospitality budgets were for his Department for each year since 1989.
(93112)
219  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much (a) his Department and (b) the NHS trusts in Wales, spent on external consultants in each year since 1989.
(93108)
220  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has received regarding the future funding of further and higher education institutions.
(93123)
221  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many NHS trusts in Wales were paying private sector hospitals to treat NHS patients on 1st April; if he will list the hospitals; and what were the costs involved.
(93129)
222  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate his Department made in April of the total number of houses in multiple occupation in Wales and the total number of occupants of such accommodation, using the categories used in the licensing of multi-occupied houses.
(93130)
223  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what was the administrative cost of the NHS in Wales as a percentage of its total budget for each year since 1989.
(93105)
224  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the number of full-time general practitioners by trust area in Wales, in each year between 1992 and 1998.
(93117)
225  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many casualty units there were in Wales in each year since 1989.
(93107)
226  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the number of cottage hospitals closed in the last 10 years and planned to be closed in the next two years; and if he will make a statement on the future of cottage hospitals in Wales.
(93133)
227  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the amounts retained by general practitioner fundholders by health authority at the end of each financial year since the introduction of general practitioner fundholding in Wales.
(93111)
228  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans existed to privatise the Public Health Laboratory Service in Wales prior to 1st May.
(93135)
229  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what was his estimate on 1st April of the total number of homes for rent from (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) other registered social landlords in Wales.
(93126)
230  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the value of grants and financial support (a) disbursed and (b) administered by the Welsh Office for each year since 1990.
(93122)
231  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on hospital waiting times in Wales, by hospital and by specialty.
(93136)
232  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the number of attenders at casualty/accident and emergency departments in each acute trust for each of the last five years in Wales.
(93109)
233  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what was the local reference rent for (a) a self-contained one bedroomed flat and (b) a single room in a shared accommodation for each local authority in Wales on 1st April.
(93128)
234  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many general practitioner fundholders in Wales went over budget in the last five years broken down by the amount of overspend.
(93116)
235  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what guidelines he issued to local authorities concerning the management of their pension funds prior to April.
(93131)
236  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many doctors and nurses have been employed in NHS hospitals in Wales since 1990; and how many vacancies for doctors and nurses in Wales remain unfilled at present.
(93110)
237  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the total number of council homes sold (a) under the right to buy legislation and (b) otherwise in each local authority area in Wales in the periods (i) 1979 to 1985, (ii) 1984 to 1987, (iii) 1988 to 1992 and (iv) 1993 to 1996.
(93121)
238  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the costs of conversion of hospitals to mixed sex wards in Wales.
(93134)
239  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many trainee general practitioners there were in each training centre in Wales for each of the last five years; and how many places were available.
(93115)
240  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what was the number of attenders at accident and emergency units in each of the last five years in Wales.
(93106)
241  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will list the incidence of dental caries of five year old children in each trust area of Wales, in each year since 1989.
(93119)
242  
  
Mr Allan Rogers (Rhondda):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many TB notifications there were for each trust area in Wales in each of the last five years.
(93104)
243  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the total number of people of working age who are economically inactive within the West Wales and the Valleys area covered by Objective 1 status.
(92923)
244  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what is his estimate of the GDP per capita of the West Wales and the Valleys Objective 1 area status as a percentage of (a) the United Kingdom average and (b) the European Union average.
(92924)
245  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what is his estimate of the number of jobs within the West Wales and the Valleys area covered by Objective 1 status; and what target he plans to set for the number of jobs in (a) 2002, (b) 2006 and (c) 2010.
(92919)
246  
N  
Mr Alan Williams (Swansea West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his responsibilites are in relation to Government policy on the use by police of (a) MIBK and (b) CS gas spray.
(92639)
247  
N  
Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what investigations KFOR is undertaking on the involvement of Hashim Thaci in the murders of Ilir Kanushevci, Ahmet Krasniqi, Agim Ramadani and Sali Ceku; and if he intends to refer this investigation to the International War Crimes Tribunal.
[Transferred] (92719)
248  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what legal implications for the UK arise from the European Court of Justice's judgment of 12th May 1998; and, pursuant to his Answer of 29th June, Official Report, columns 132-4, what were the legal bases found for each of the budget lines unblocked.
[Transferred] (92730)
249  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list (i) the total receipts from fees for (a) visa, (b) settlement and (c) other immigration applications and (ii) the total cost of entry clearance operations, for 1998-99.
[Transferred] (92906)


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