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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 11 January 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 11 January of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 
TUESDAY 11th JANUARY
1  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the total annual cost of operating Ministry of Defence hospital units in each of the last 10 years.
(104414)
2  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of (a) the value for money provided by Ministry of Defence hospital units and (b) their ability to meet future demands.
(104416)
3  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the (a) budgeted and (b) actual cost in each of the last two years, of running his Department's hospital unit in Germany.
(104412)
4  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel in Germany have been treated in facilities other than MoD medical services in each of the last two years; and what was the cost of this treatment.
(104415)
5  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations have been made to the Government in respect of training for Indonesian service personnel within the United Kingdom over the past 12 months; and how many are currently in training in the UK.
(104418)
6  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure was on Ministry of Defence hospital units in each of the last two years.
(104417)
7  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the UK-based companies with potential to benefit from contracts if the Airbus Military Company's A400M proposals are accepted by his Department; and if he will estimate how many jobs the project would create in the United Kingdom.
(104420)
8  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long he expects the new Raytheon ASTOR system to be in service with the RAF.
(104400)
9  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects (a) the final delivery of the Raytheon ASTOR system to be made to the RAF and (b) the system to be in service.
(104401)
10  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to make a decision on the future strategic transport aircraft and tactical transport aircraft for the RAF.
(104402)
11  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons his Department ordered a review of the proposals for the RAF's airlifts requirement; and how long he expects this review to take.
(104403)
12  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from whom his Department has received representations supporting the leasing of C17 transports from the USA.
(104404)
13  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the states supporting the A400M aircraft project have indicated that they would purchase the aircraft; how many each would purchase; and when the first aircraft could be in service with the RAF.
(104405)
14  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he was first informed of defects in the small arms carried by British troops on active service in Kosovo.
(104406)
15  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he was first informed of problems in communications between British ground forces in Kosovo; what steps he took; and if he will make a statement.
(104407)
16  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK-based companies will be contributing towards development of the Raytheon ASTOR system.
(104408)
17  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many patients have been transferred from Ministry of Defence hospital units to the Royal Hospital Haslar in each of the last two years; for what reasons; and at what cost to his Department.
(104409)
18  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are awaiting (a) initial hospital appointments and (b) consultant appointments at Ministry of Defence hospital units; how many of them have been waiting for more than six months; and what assessment he has made of the cost implications of delays.
(104410)
19  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are waiting for NHS hospital and consultant apppointments relating to illnesses or accidents which interrupt their military service; how many have been waiting for more than six months; and what estimate he has made of the cost implications of delays.
(104411)
20  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the regulations covering domestic plumbing will come into force; and if he will take steps to ensure toilet flushes using valves do not waste more water than those using syphon systems.
(104424)
21  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list, for each of contracts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the M60 motorway between Denton and Middleton (a) the original price, (b) the cost of the completed contracts and (c) the estimated final cost of the remaining contracts.
(104425)
22  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the M60 between Denton and Middleton to be completed; and if it will be opened in phases or in its entirety.
(104426)
23  
  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Peruvian Government in support of the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Commission and encourage the pardoning of innocent prisoners.
(104399)
24  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received concerning the measures taken by the United Arab Emirates authorities to prevent the trafficking in and employment of children under 14 years of age.
(104413)
25  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures he is taking to ensure that large donations to political parties are declared.
(104183)
26  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with pharmaceutical companies on the financing of research to combat leishmaniasis and other sand-fly related diseases affecting poor people who sleep close to their cattle.
(104422)
27  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the exemption or otherwise from the APP Work Test of those who were incapable of work between 1st December 1993 and 12th April 1995 under the transitional award of incapacity benefit.
(104423)
28  
N  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations he has received on the criteria for granting Objective 2 status.
(103288)
29  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from Salisbury District Council about the future of sub-post offices.
(104118)
30  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 7th December, Official Report, column 457W, concerning eligibility of wards for assisted area status in Dumfries and Galloway, what is the nature of the personal information referred to in his Answer.
(104419)
31  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the current rate of inflation for the basket of goods and services purchased by local authorities.
[Question Unstarred] (103259)
32  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent representations he has received from industry and business concerning the effects of the climate change levy.
[Question Unstarred] (103270)
33  
  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what grounds the UN Sanctions Committee banned the import of bulls to Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (104421)


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