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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Thursday 27 January 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Thursday 27 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.
 


 
THURSDAY 27th JANUARY
1  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed dated 23rd September, relating to the non-availability of the meningitis vaccination in Berwick-upon-Tweed in September.
(107288)
2  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will reply to a letter from the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed dated 27th September 1999, relating to the qualifications of veterinary surgeons.
(107287)
3  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will reply to the letter from the right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed dated 9th November, relating to a constituent from North Bellshill, Belford, concerning area aid for farmers.
(107289)
4  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what acreage of forestry land is under cultivation in the United Kingdom.
(107292)
5  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 25th January, if he will list the amounts received by each of the 10 largest recipients of CAP payments made to farms in Worcestershire for the calendar year 1998.
(107513)
6  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received regarding EU grants for exceptional occurrences within the pig industry; and what action he has taken.
[R] (107472)
7  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with the European Agriculture Commissioner regarding payments to the pig industry to offset the cost of exceptional occurrencies resulting from BSE in cattle.
[R] (107471)
8  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what reports he has received on compliance with EU directives regarding abattoirs in Italy; and if he will make a statement.
[R] (107474)
9  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the effect on stocks of coley of the quota cuts of the last five years.
(107475)
10  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will implement the recommendations of the Pooley Report.
[R] (107473)
11  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the effect on stocks of cod of the cut in the North Sea quota.
(107476)
12  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the outturn figure for government spending on research and development relating to (a) organic farming, (b) agricultural genetic engineering and (c) agricultural biotechnology, at 1999 prices, in 1998-99.
(107265)
13  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will specify the official procedures to which the GM AgrEvo T25 Maize, covered by Commission Decision 98/293/EC dated 22nd April 1998, (a) was subjected and (b) will be subjected for the purpose of assessing its safety for (i) human and (ii) animal consumption.
(107266)
14  
N  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to review the way in which his Department communicates with the Agricultural Section of the National Assembly for Wales, with regard to information emanating from the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
(107230)
15  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he has taken to promote the UK potato industry abroad.
(107241)
16  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had and with which bodies about the climate change levy.
(107235)
17  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the climate change levy on the horticulture sector; and if he will publish the results.
(107236)
18  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the dates of those meetings he has had with representatives of the United Kingdom potato industry since he became Minister, indicating which individuals and groups he met.
(107240)
19  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has made to the European Commission for compensation for the public health related costs imposed on pig farmers following the BSE crisis.
(107234)
20  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what European Commission measures would regulate any bans on the sale of beef on the bone.
(107238)
21  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the current level of (a) domestic production, (b) imports and (c) exports of (1) Adora, (2) Ailsa, (3) Ambo, (4) Anna, (5) Arran Banner, (6) Arran Comet, (7) Arran Pilot, (8) Atlantic, (9) Ausonia, (10) Avalanche, (11) Avondale, (12) Balmoral, (13) Barna, (14) Bimonda, (15) Bintje, (16) Brodick, (17) Brodie, (18) Buchan, (19) Cara, (20) Carlingford, (21) Charlotte, (22) Cultra, (23) Desiree, (24) Duke of York, (25) Epicure, (26) Erntestolz, (27) Estima, (28) Fianna, (29) Foremost, (30) Golden Wonder, (31) Hermes, (32) Home Guard, (33) Kennebec, (34) Kerr's Pink, (35) Kestrel, (36) King Edward, (37) Kingston, (38) Lady Rosetta, (39) Majestic, (40) Marfona, (41) Mariana, (42) Maris Bard, (43) Maris Peer, (44) Maris Piper, (45) Mondial, (46) Morene, (47) Nadine, (48) Navan, (49) Nicola, (50) Nieta, (51) Panda, (52) Penta, (53) Pentland Crown, (54) Pentland Dell, (55) Pentland Hawk, (56) Pentland Javelin, (57) Pentland Squire, (58) Premiere, (59) Record, (60) Red Cara, (61) Red Pontiac, (62) Remarka, (63) Robinta, (64) Rocket, (65) Romano, (66) Rooster, (67) Sante, (68) Saturna, (69) Saxon, (70) Shepody, (71) Sierra, (72) Slaney, (73) Spunta, (74) Stroma, (75) Ulster Sceptre, (76) Valor, (77) Wilja, (78) Winston and (79) Yukon Gold potato varieties.
(107242)
22  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will publish the names of those representatives of his Department present at the meeting at which the re-introduction of the ban on the sale of beef on the bone was discussed, details of which were confirmed in a leaked internal Welsh Assembly document.
(107237)
23  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which representatives from his Ministry will attend the European Potato Industry Conference in Rome on 27th to 28th January.
(107243)
24  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which European Commission measures relate to sheep in respect of the regulations that require the removal of specified risk material.
(107239)
25  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of performance-related payments in Government departments.
(107470)
26  
N  
Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to introduce (a) a reduced two day and (b) a weekend entrance fee for the Millennium Experience.
(106981)
27  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the Ellerbe Beckett report into Wembley Stadium was first received by his Department.
(107136)
28  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the Ellerbe Beckett report into Wembley Stadium was first made available to (a) Sport England, (b) UK Athletics, (c) the British Olympic Association and (d) Wembley National Stadium Ltd.
(107137)
29  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what advice he has received from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment concerning the design of the new Wembley Stadium.
(107135)
30  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Brent North of 18th January, Official Report, column 384W, on Wembley Stadium, if he will list the interested parties with which his Department held discussions; on what date those discussions were held; and if he will make a statement.
(107182)
31  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects the computer system necessary for the pensioners' free TV licence scheme to be in place; upon what date he expects that the scheme will commence; when he expects to publish details of the scheme, with particular reference to terms for refunds for those reaching the age of 75 years within the duration of a licence; and if he will make a statement.
(107181)
32  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the (a) zones and (b) corporate sponsors of the Millennium Experience for which agreed sponsorship monies remain outstanding.
(106207)
33  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Task Force on tobacco sponsorship of sport has met since its inception.
(106444)
34  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much money has been raised from sponsors to replace tobacco sponsorship of sporting events by the Government Task Force on tobacco sponsorship of sport.
(106445)
35  
N  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the percentage of (a) registered disabled people, (b) women, (c) people from ethnic minorities and (d) people from (i) independent schools, (ii) grammar schools and (iii) other schools that worked for English Heritage in each of the years (i) 1970, (ii) 1979, (iii) 1989 and (iv) 1999.
(107010)
36  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, above what level a saving from an individual efficiency measure must be reported to his Department by budget-holders.
(107414)
37  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the number of individual places available on Exercise Winter Training in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
(107411)
38  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the decision no longer to employ full-time civilian adventure training instructors for the Army in Germany following the 1998 Review of Adventure Training was scored as an efficiency savings measure for budget purposes.
(107410)
39  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the average turn-around time to full serviceability in the years 1997, 1998 and 1999 for (a) Tornado GR1/4, (b) Tornado F3, (c) Harrier, (d) Jaguar, (e) Nimrod, (g) Sentry, (h) Tristar, (i) Puma, (j) Sea King and (k) Chinook which had been allocated to undergo (i) servicing at 1st Line, (ii) servicing at 2nd Line and (iii) servicing at 3/4th Line.
(107280)
40  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the relationship between the Royal Air Force and the Air Training Corps.
(107406)
41  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he had made of the contribution air cadet organisations make to the public's perception of the RAF.
(107405)
42  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what research his Department has carried out into the failure rate of cluster bomb sub-munitions used by Her Majesty's armed forces.
(107427)
43  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his recent letter to the honourable Member for Linlithgow, on medical services in the Forces, whether it was with his authority that a senior Admiralty officer made a statement on the condition of medical services in the Navy; and if he will make a statement.
(107028)
44  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of ammunition by type were expended in the Royal Navy other than in operations in each of the last five years.
(107246)
45  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of ammunition by type were expended in the Army by the (a) infantry, (b) armoured corps, (c) artillery and (d) other support elements, in each of the last five years, other than in operations.
(107244)
46  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours flying time pilots completed in the RAF in each of the last five years, excluding operational flying.
(107245)
47  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there were underspends in subsections (a) A2, B2 and C3 and (b) C2 of the latest Logistics Service Account.
(107084)
48  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the cost to his budget, by category, of provisioning Russian forces at Pristina airport; and if he will make a statement.
(107089)
49  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the operation of Pristina airfield in Kosovo will be handed over to an ally; and to whom.
(107087)
50  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British personnel are posted to operate Pristina airfield in Kosovo, broken down where appropriate (a) by military service and rank, (b) by Civil Service grade and (c) in the case of contractors, by company.
(107088)
51  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there were underspends in subsections (a) A2 and (b) B2, C2, D2, E2, F2, G2, H2 and J2 of the latest systems procurement and research account.
(107086)
52  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there were underspends in subsections (a) A2, B2, C2, C4, E2, G2, H2, H3, H4, I4 and (b) B3, D2, D3, F2, F3 and I2 of the latest Operational and Support Costs Account.
(107085)
53  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British civilians were (a) seconded and (b) contracted to Her Majesty's Forces in the war theatre during the Gulf War; if they came under military discipline; and what insurance arrangements were made on their behalf by Her Majesty's Government.
(107284)
54  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements for the award of war pensions and other forms of compensation apply to (a) military personnel and (b) British civilians (i) contracted and (ii) seconded to the forces who served in the war theatre during the Gulf conflict.
(107279)
55  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will compensate British civilians seconded or contracted to the forces in the war theatre during the Gulf conflict who have subsequently become ill as a result of their secondment.
(107282)
56  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British civilians (a) seconded and (b) contracted to Her Majesty's forces in the war theatre during the Gulf conflict were subsequently tested for (i) depleted uranium and (b) other uranium; and with what results.
(107281)
57  
  
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British civilians (a) seconded and (b) contracted to Her Majesty's forces in the war theatre during the Gulf conflict have subsequently suffered from (a) post-traumatic stress disorder, (b) mephnotic syndrome and (c) other kidney or renal problems.
(107283)
58  
N  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on naval patrols in the Falkland Islands.
(107247)
59  
N  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to order the 200-bed primary casualty receiving ship announced in the Strategic Defence Review.
(107249)
60  
N  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to withdraw HMS 'Dumbarton Castle' from the Falklands; and if he will make a statement.
(107248)
61  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of RAF Neatishead.
(107395)
62  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Territorial Army and Reserve forces have been (a) killed and (b) attacked by terrorists in Northern Ireland in the last 20 years.
(107140)
63  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his policy on the carrying of weapons for personal protection by members of the Territorial Army in Northern Ireland.
(107138)
64  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances Territorial Army units from Northern Ireland are required to relinquish their weapons when undertaking training exercises in Scotland.
(107139)
65  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he sold the Old Range at Shoeburyness; to whom; and at what price.
(107027)
66  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will reply to the letter from the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed dated 12th October 1999, relating to a constituent living in Shilbottle, Northumberland, on the subject of a student loan.
(107286)
67  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will attend the World Education Forum to be held in Senegal in April.
(107426)
68  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many long term unemployed people living within the Greater London area have benefited from the New Deal measures since their introduction.
(107290)
69  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement, including the cost, on his proposal that all 16 year olds should attend summer camps.
(107495)
70  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made in London on the proposals of the Urban Task Force's report The Urban Renaissance.
(107354)
71  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many deaths were recorded in the United Kingdom construction industry in the last 12 months.
(107291)
72  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding provision he has made to local authorities for the urgent replacement of lighting columns which are in a critical condition within the United Kingdom in the last twelve months.
(107370)
73  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what guidance his Department has provided on how to assess the condition of concrete lighting columns.
(107371)
74  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which local authorities have undertaken programmes to test systematically the integrity of lighting columns since 1997.
(107372)
75  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of the condition of the street lighting network within the United Kingdom.
(107369)
76  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on progress in considering the planning issues arising from the RAF east camp site proposed development in Mill Hill; and when he will announce his decision.
(107285)
77  
  
Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his policy on the recycling of materials produced by his Department.
(107388)
78  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish a table showing the airlines operating out of and having scheduled flights to the UK and the number of crashes of planes of each airline broken down in terms of (a) crashes per one million passengers carried, (b) crashes per 10,000 take offs and landings and (c) crashes per one million miles travelled, occurring in the last year.
(107530)
79  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to (a) make it easier to relocate footpaths, (b) impose a time limit on definitive map claims and (c) permit green lanes to become bridleways.
(107528)
80  
N  
Mr Michael Portillo (Kensington and Chelsea):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the impact on rent levels of the Court of Appeal's decision in the case of Spath Holme Ltd. v. Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions; and if he will make a statement on the impact of the judgment on his Department's policies.
(107183)
81  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what rail facilities grants are available to (a) rail operators and (b) commercial and industrial concerns who wish to gain better access to the rail network.
(107347)
82  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to complete his evaluation of the pilot programme under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emission) (Fixed Penalties) Regulations, which was completed in February 1999.
(107351)
83  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if Her Majesty's Government has received the report prepared for the Irish Government on the radiological and environmental implications of the disposal in the Irish Sea of radioactive waste arising from United Kingdom sources, published in January 2000.
(107511)
84  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent independent research the Government has commissioned into (a) the extent of homophobic bullying in schools and (b) the attitudes of teachers to section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988.
(107271)
85  
  
Mr David Curry (Skipton and Ripon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the level of a uniform rate of VAT on development on previously underdeveloped sites and on house repair and refurbishment which would generate the same level of VAT income as the present VAT regime.
(107278)
86  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his plans to apply the EU proposal to offer VAT relief to labour intensive industries in the UK with special reference to the equestrian industry.
(107389)
87  
  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of lowering the working-hours requirement for receipt of the working families tax credit from 16 hours to 10 hours for parents who have at least one child aged under five years for (a) both parents and (b) one parent.
(107404)
88  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with other EU countries on the problem of tobacco smuggling in Europe.
(107497)
89  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the current (a) extent and (b) loss to the Exchequer as a result of (i) tobacco smuggling and (ii) alcohol smuggling.
(107496)
90  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what data he has collated on the number of individuals who are paid on a 28 day month basis; and what assessment he has made of their income tax liability in those years when they receive 14 payments?
[R] (107532)
91  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent reports he has received on the extent of (a) Mafia and (b) other criminal organisations' involvement in tobacco smuggling in Europe and on the centres of control and operation.
(107499)
92  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for each of the Treasury buildings in London, how many rooms are set aside for (a) ethnic minority religious use, (b) pregnant women and (c) smokers.
(107529)
93  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from taxpayers who may receive 14 monthly pay packets in a particular year.
[R] (107501)
94  
  
Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the fuel price escalater on those households whose principal fuel is liquid petroleum gas.
(107355)
95  
N  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the outcome of his recent meeting with the Portuguese Finance Minister.
(107035)
96  
  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income tax revenue derived from (a) lower rate receipts, (b) basic rate receipts and (c) higher rate receipts in the last financial year.
(107393)
97  
  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income tax revenue was derived from income in excess of (a) £35,000, (b) £50,000, (c) £75,000, and (d) £100,000 in the last financial year.
(107394)
98  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was his Department's financial contribution to (a) the International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia and (b) the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda, in each year since these bodies were established.
(107424)
99  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his most recent estimate of the number of Serbs who have been ethnically cleansed from Kosovo since June 1999.
(107483)
100  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to protect British citizens in Kenya from attacks by the Mungiki.
(107493)
101  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the number of Christians murdered in Pakistan under the government of Nawaz Sharif.
(107526)
102  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on KLA involvement in terrorism and drug running.
(107523)
103  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the current strength of and support for the KLA in Kosovo.
(107524)
104  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those countries from which he has received reports that Christians have been (a) murdered, (b) persecuted and (c) discriminated against because of their religious beliefs.
(107506)
105  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the number of Christians murdered in the Eastern Islands of Indonesia in the last three months; and what related representations he has made to the Indonesian Government.
(107505)
106  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the levels of (a) rape, (b) murder, (c) torture and (d) intimidation of Serb civilians in Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.
(107525)
107  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to General Musharraf about the treatment of Christians in Pakistan under the Sharia Law.
(107521)
108  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British soldiers are involved in full-time protection of Serb civilians in Pristina from attacks by Albanians.
(107522)
109  
  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions are taking place with the Home Office regarding the restarting of the appeals against refusal of visitors visas.
(107353)
110  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations were made by the Government to Mr Prodi on his decision to invite Colonel Gaddafi to visit Brussels; and if he was aware of the proposal to invite Colonel Gaddafi to visit Brussels before it was made.
(107367)
111  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the extension of co-decision as it relates to the Inter-Governmental Conference discussions.
(107363)
112  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to discuss the French ban on United Kingdom beef with the French Foreign Minister.
(107357)
113  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his statement of 18th January, Official Report, column 669, whether border controls, defence, taxation, social security, own resources and Treaty amendments represent a definitive list of issues in which he will not countenance an extension of qualified majority voting at the IGC.
(107397)
114  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the level of the blocking minority threshold for votes in the EU Council of Ministers.
(107348)
115  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Portuguese Presidency regarding an extension of the agenda for the forthcoming Inter-Governmental Conference.
(107358)
116  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his policy on incorporation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights into the EU Treaties; and if he will make a statement.
(107364)
117  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to respond formally to the Commission's Consultation Document, Reforming the Commission.
(107361)
118  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet representatives of the Portuguese Presidency to discuss the Inter-Governmental Conference.
(107366)
119  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the extension of the powers of the President of the European Commission.
(107359)
120  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on extension of the provisions for flexibility in the Amsterdam Treaty.
(107360)
121  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral statement of 18th January, Official Report, Column 670, what is his policy on extension of qualified majority voting to all areas which are currently the subject of dispute between Spain and the UK in respect of their application to Gibraltar.
(107398)
122  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will publish his white paper on the Inter-Governmental Conference.
(107362)
123  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed (a) amendment 14 to resolution B5-0308/1999, (b) resolution A5-0058/1999 and (c) resolution B5-0327/1999 with representatives of the European Parliament; and if he will make a statement.
(107368)
124  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the nomination of his representative for the Inter-Governmenal Conference preparatory group.
(107365)
125  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in (a) Poland, (b) Hungary, (c) the Czech Republic, (d) Estonia, (e) Slovenia and (f) Cyprus with respect to the accession negotiations, and the timetable for accession to the EU; and if he will make a statement.
(107349)
126  
N  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the impact of Southend Borough Council's SSA on health spending; and if he will make a statement on the recent meeting between honourable Members, councillors, officers and the Minister of State.
(107269)
127  
  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of private practice in the same NHS unit or specialty on the waiting list and waiting time for treatment.
(107391)
128  
  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average time spent on private practice by NHS consultants.
(107390)
129  
  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken in relation to Recommendation 15 of the Health Committee Report, Public Expenditure on Health Services: Waiting Lists (Session 1990/91: page xxiv); and if he will make a statement.
(107392)
130  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the production and availability of DTP boosters.
(107510)
131  
  
Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospitals planned to be built under the Private Finance Initiative indicating how many projects have been completed.
(107434)
132  
N  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply to the question tabled for Answer on 8th December by the honourable Member for Walthamstow relating to the review of NHS guidelines for the treatment of people from abroad.
(107133)
133  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) the number of births by caesarian section and (b) the percentage of births this figure represents in the North West Region for each of the past five years.
(107141)
134  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS trusts routinely use the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale at postnatal examinations; and what advice his Department has given on the use of this scale.
(107142)
135  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has commissioned into the relationship between maternal deaths and postnatal depression; and if he will make a statement.
(107143)
136  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the unit cost to his Department of handling a telephone inquiry at each call centre of NHS Direct.
(107083)
137  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will state in respect of each call centre of NHS Direct (a) how many telephone calls were received from members of the public, (b) how many calls were answered by an answerphone or other courtesy message service, giving in each case the time and duration of the calls, (c) the average duration of a call and (d) how many callers were advised to contact their general practitioner in each week from the week beginning 1st November 1999 to date.
(107079)
138  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects all family doctors to have access to NHS Net; what is the total estimated cost to public funds of NHS Net; and if he will make a statement.
(107082)
139  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methods are used by health authorities to test for thyroid disorder; and what plans he has to prescribe a standard test.
(107488)
140  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) cash and (b) percentage increase in health funding for (i) North Cumbria Health Authority and (ii) Cumbria Ambulance Service he proposes for 2000-01.
(107527)
141  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase resources to rural ambulance services in (a) Cumbria and (b) elsewhere.
(107486)
142  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the (a) effectiveness and (b) response times for ambulance services in sparsely populated rural counties.
(107490)
143  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were treated for haemorrhoids in the NHS in 1970, 1980, 1990 and 1998.
(107489)
144  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS cancer operations have been cancelled since 1st November 1999.
(107491)
145  
  
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence he has evaluated on the alleged connection between Crohn's disease and the drinking of unpasteurised milk.
(107356)
146  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the review of the Capital Prioritisation Process began; who is undertaking the review; and when the Minister will consider its conclusions.
(107416)
147  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports he has received on the benefits of having piped oxygen in acute wards in terms of patient care and nursing staff productivity.
(107417)
148  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospitals in the NHS do not have full radiological facilities, including scanning equipment, on site.
(107415)
149  
  
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each year since 1989-90 the amount in (a) cash and (b) real terms allocated to each NHS region (i) in total and (ii) on a per capita basis.
(107408)
150  
  
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each year since 1989-90 the amount in (a) cash and (b) real terms provided to each health authority in the West Midlands (i) in total and (ii) on a per capita basis.
(107407)
151  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors currently working in the private health sector were trained in NHS hospitals.
(107432)
152  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in professions allied to medicine currently working in the private health sector were trained in NHS hospitals.
(107429)
153  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were transferred from private hospitals to NHS hospitals in the last three years.
(107430)
154  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many deaths occurred in NHS hospitals of patients transferred from private hospitals in the last three years.
(107431)
155  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses currently working in the private health sector were trained in NHS hospitals.
(107428)
156  
N  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the percentage of (a) registered disabled people, (b) women, (c) people from ethnic minorities and (d) people from (i) independent schools, (ii) grammar schools and (iii) other schools employed by his Department in each of the years (i) 1970, (ii) 1979, (iii) 1989 and (iv) 1999.
(107012)
157  
N  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the total number of police officers in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in (i) 1995, (ii) 1996, (iii) 1997, (iv) 1998 and (v) 1999.
(107270)
158  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the proposals made by John Jarvis in a letter to him of 19th November 1999 for provision of the requirements of the Public Sector Radio Communications Project; and if he will make a statement.
(107409)
159  
  
Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
(107386)
160  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases were reported to the police alleging sexual abuse in the last year for which figures are available in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) the United Kingdom; how many cases progressed to a court hearing in (a) and (b); and how many in each category resulted in a conviction.
(107519)
161  
  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions for sexual abuse of children under the age of 10 years there were in the last year for which figures are available, in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) the United Kingdom.
(107520)
162  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average length of time taken to determine asylum applications from asylum seekers who submitted their applications in 1991.
(107294)
163  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has, in the light of the Judgement in the case of R. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department ex-Parte Ali, to review his policy of refusing to accept recommendations by immigration appellate authority adjudicators when an appeal is dismissed.
(107433)
164  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his estimate of the number of children (a) from the Indian sub-continent and (b) from the rest of the world wrongly refused settlement by his Department on the basis of not being related as claimed, who are now able to prove their relationship through DNA testing.
(107293)
165  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will state (a) the number of officers involved in policing the visit of Mr Mike Tyson to Brixton, (b) the cost of policing Mr Tyson's visit and (c) how much he has asked Mr Tyson and his promoters to contribute towards that cost.
(107081)
166  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce a tiered service for passport applicants of the kind outlined by the Chief Executive of the Passport Agency on pages 2 and 3 of A Blueprint for the Future.
(107071)
167  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the full economic unit cost performance of the Passport Agency's passport unit in (a) actual and (b) real terms for (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01 and (iii) 2001-02.
(107078)
168  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the level of productivity of the Passport Agency's PASS system will match that of the PIMIS system.
(107075)
169  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the pilot schemes to test the alternatives to custody for fine defaulters which were provided by the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997.
(107069)
170  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultations his Department has held with the Scottish Executive on the (a) dispersal of asylum seekers and (b) designation of reception zones.
(107074)
171  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it is his objective that passport applications should in future be available at the Passport Agency's public counters; and what is his timetable for attaining that objective.
(107073)
172  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library the figures for the analysis of the work of the Integrated Casework Directorate which he placed in the Library in graph form as part of his Answer of 13th December, Official Report, column 1W, on the Integrated Casework Directive; and if he will update those figures to the present date.
(107091)
173  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Sir Herman Ouseley will retire as Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality; and when he will announce the name of his successor.
(107072)
174  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were on duty in Brixton at 3 p.m. on (a) 14th January, (b) 21st January and (c) 15th January; and if he will make a statement.
(107080)
175  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a version of the table showing the Passport Agency's income and expenditure printed in page 19, paragraph 5.3 of the Agency's current corporate and business plan which takes account of the income and expenditure relating to the proposed new Passport Office in Durham.
(107076)
176  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average number of days lost through sickness in the Passport Agency in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) in each month of 1999.
(107077)
177  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact on the United Kingdom's immigration policy of the draft EC Directive on family reunification; and if he will make a statement on government policy on that draft directive.
(107070)
178  
  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department will monitor the (a) number, (b) cost and (c) effectiveness of the anti-social behaviour orders.
(107352)
179  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what number and percentage of police vehicles involved in accidents while responding to an emergency or otherwise in pursuit were (a) motorway patrol vehicles, (b) armed response vehicles and (c) other police vehicles for each year since 1995.
(107399)
180  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the ORBIS computer system for the administration of firearms was installed by the Metropolitan Police; what was the cost of the installation; what was the cost of the system in the last financial year for which figures are available; what is the contract cost in the current financial year; and for what time period was the initial contract and with what options.
(107402)
181  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the average length of sentence (a) received and (b) served by prisoners released under the Home Detention Curfew scheme in 1999.
(107031)
182  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average (a) cost of, (b) length of and (c) waiting time for a hearing of an appeal to the Crown Court from the decision of magistrates on mode of trial, under the provisions of the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill.
(107034)
183  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of defendants in each of the last three years who would have exercised the right of appeal to the Crown Court on mode of trial, under the provisions to be introduced by the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill.
(107029)
184  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average (a) cost of, (b) length of and (c) waiting time for a trial in the magistrates' court following the dismissal of an appeal to the Crown Court from the decision of magistrates on mode of trial, under the provisions of the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill.
(107033)
185  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were undertaking investigations under the supervision of the Police Complaints Authority in each month for each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what was the annual cost of these investigations.
(107032)
186  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions since 1st May 1997 he has used his powers to instruct immigration officers to disapply, and in respect of how many persons (a) any part of the immigration rules, (b) any of the restrictions in paragraph 320 of the immigration rules and (c) the restrictions in sub-paragraph 18 of paragraph 320 of the immigration rules.
(107030)
187  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criminal offences were committed by prisoners released under the Home Detention Curfew Scheme in 1999; and how many prisoners convicted of each type of offence were released.
(107036)
188  
N  
Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what arrangements are made in respect of the allowances paid to honourable Members who are also members of (a) the Scottish Parliament and (b) the Welsh Assembly.
(107268)
189  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the overseas aid budget for the current financial year is targeted at the provision of primary education.
(107425)
190  
N  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the percentage of judges who were (a) registered disabled, (b) women, (c) from ethnic minorities and (d) from (i) independent schools, (ii) grammar schools and (iii) other schools in each of the years (i) 1970, (ii) 1979, (iii) 1989 and (iv) 1999.
(107013)
191  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the hourly rate paid to (a) solicitors and (b) barristers acting for the families of those persons killed by the Army in Londonderry on 30th January 1972; by what procedures these sums were negotiated and agreed; when they were agreed; how often they are paid; under which estimates budget subheadings provision for these sums falls; and what were the total sums paid to (i) solicitors and (ii) barristers up to 31st December 1999.
(107387)
192  
  
Mr William Ross (East Londonderry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 24th January, Official Report, column 8W, on the Saville inquiry, how much of the sums expended after 31st October 1999 were spent under each of the principal sub-headings.
(107401)
193  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, what consideration underlay the decision to appoint Pricewaterhouse to headhunt for possible members of the Appointments Commission; and if she will make a statement.
(107350)
194  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, what tape recordings are (a) routinely and (b) exceptionally made in 10 Downing Street.
(107481)
195  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, if the European Commission document, Reforming the Commission, will come before the Council of Ministers for discussion on approval; and what steps he will take to ensure it is implemented.
(107492)
196  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he last had discussions with the Prime Minister of Portugal on European integration.
(107504)
197  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations he has made to the EU Commission on Mr Prodi's official invitation to Colonel Gaddafi to visit Brussels.
(107502)
198  
N  
Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Prime Minister, what is the Government's policy on the export of spare parts for British Hawk Jets to Zimbabwe.
(107090)
199  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the impact on each benefit payable to those in paid employment of a national minimum wage of (a) £3.80 and (b) £4.00 for the next financial year.
(107144)
200  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to use benefit sanctions to tackle the problem of neighbour nuisance.
(107484)
201  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the age at which the income of the two pensioners in examples 1 and 2 of page 122 of the Opportunities for All report will be less than the minimum income guarantee; and what are his assumptions about increases in (a) the basic state pension, (b) the state second pension and (c) the minimum income guarantee after 2051.
(107373)
202  
  
Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending maternity pay, paid at 90 per cent. of earnings to (a) 18 weeks, (b) 26 weeks, (c) 39 weeks and (d) 52 weeks.
(107403)
203  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which solar photovoltaic applications can be connected to the national grid via a regular socket; what statutory powers apply to such connections; and what assessment he has made of their potential contribution to meeting the Government's target of achieving 10 per cent. of electricity supply from renewable sources by 2010.
(107479)
204  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the economic (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of a public support scheme for solar electricity such as that which operates in Germany.
(107480)
205  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what was the cost of the report produced by ADD Consultants on the appraisal of options for the site of the proposed new synchotron radiation facility.
(107396)
206  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what has been the average tonnage of coal delivered to eligible ex-miners for the last full year for which figures are available.
(107531)
207  
N  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 19th January, Official Report, columns 487-88W, on nuclear materials, if he will set out, in each of the 20 cases of advance notification, the quantity and type of nuclear material, including its isotopic composition, involved; and if he will indicate for what reason nuclear materials from the unsafeguarded military stockpile were not used for the functions set out.
(107267)
208  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 19th January, Official Report, column 487W, on nuclear materials safeguards, if he will set out (a) the number of facility attachments, (b) the number of particular safeguards provisions and (c) the material balance areas existing at each of the plants respectively from which nuclear materials were withdrawn from safeguards.
(107512)
209  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many permanent withdrawals of nuclear material from safeguards have taken place since the Tripartite UK-Euratom-IAEA Voluntary Safeguards Agreement came into force; and to what purpose material permanently withdrawn was put.
(107498)
210  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make it his policy to initiate negotiations with the European Commission, Euratom and the International Atomic Energy Agency towards the deletion of Article 14 of the Tripartite Safeguards Agreement of August 1978.
(107500)
211  
N  
Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the percentage of (a) registered disabled people, (b) women, (c) people from ethnic minorities and (d) people from (i) independent schools, (ii) grammar schools and (iii) other schools that worked for the Post Office in each of the years (i) 1970, (ii) 1979, (iii) 1989 and (iv) 1999.
(107011)
212  
N  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the volume of imports of (a) beef and beef products and (b) lamb and lamb products in each year since 1995.
(107134)
213  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what his estimate is of the number of (a) males and (b) females benefitting from the minimum wage in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(107418)
214  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, in what ways he has publicised the working families tax credit in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(107423)
215  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has made to the Secretary of State for the Environment concerning improved rail transport in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(107420)
216  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has made to the Secretary of State for the Environment concerning the need for improved traffic flows at the Wales-England border at Shotwick; and if he will make a statement.
(107421)
217  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what research he has initiated into child poverty in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(107419)
218  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has made to the Lord Chancellor concerning the future of magistrates' courts in rural areas and small townships in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(107422)
219  
N  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the European Commission over the eligibility of private or voluntary sector finance to contribute to the member state's match-funding for European Objective I projects; and if he will make a statement.
(107228)
220  
N  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the need for additional resources for the Welsh Assembly to implement the first part of their recent strategic plan, with particular reference to the 30 target objectives; and what representations he has received on this matter.
(107226)
221  
N  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what has been the impact on the National Assembly for Wales during the financial year 2000-01 arising from the designation of West Wales and the Valleys as an Objective I area.
(107225)
Questions originally tabled for written answer on Wednesday 26th January are deemed to be Questions for written answer on Thursday 27th January pursuant to Standing Order No. 21(3)
222  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he last placed an item on the agenda of the European Union agricultural minister's meetings relating to study of the hygiene and operating conditions of abattoirs in each of the member states.
(107120)
223  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he plans to announce his decision on the future of the Agricultural Intervention Board.
(107045)
224  
  
Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he has received the PricewaterhouseCoopers' report which includes a review of the Agricultural Intervention Board; and if he will make a statement.
(107044)
225  
  
Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the outcome of the Agriculture Council held in Luxembourg on 24th to 25th January; and if he will make a statement.
(107151)
226  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what checks are introduced on imported pig-meat which is processed and sold in pre-packed form.
(107107)
227  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much Government funding was given to farmers in Shropshire in (a) 1998 and (b) 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(107167)
228  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications for National Lottery grants have been made by organisations in the Yeovil constituency over the last five years; how many of these have been accepted; and if he will make a statement.
(106743)
229  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of programmes broadcast by Channel 5 in 1999 were of European origin as defined within EU Directive 89/552/EC.
(106966)
230  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the statutory subtitling targets set by the ITC for each year from 1995 to 2005 inclusive.
(106973)
231  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his Department's policy on subtitling on (a) cable and (b) satellite television channels.
(106971)
232  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the ITC's returns from each of the (a) digital and (b) analogue terrestrial channels covered by its statutory subtitling targets for each of the last five years.
(106974)
233  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to introduce legislation to set statutory subtitling targets for cable and satellite broadcasters; and if he will make a statement.
(106970)
234  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent figures he has collated on the level of subtitling on (a) BBC1, (b) BBC2, (c) ITV, (d) Channel 4 and (e) Channel 5; and if he will make a statement.
(106969)
235  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is his policy to ensure parity of subtitling across BBC1 and BBC2 and the new BBC digital channels before analogue switch-off.
(106972)
236  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the reasons for (a) cancelled and (b) halted performances at The Royal Opera House indicating the action taken by the board of management in relation to faulty construction work in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(107064)
237  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the total amount of National Lottery grant awarded to organisations in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since the National Lottery's inception; and if he will make a statement.
(107259)
238  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list by constituency the amount spent on lottery tickets and the number of lottery millionaires.
(107066)
239  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received concerning the presence of Royal Navy vessels in the vicinity of the 'Harvester' at the time of its sinking; and if he will make a statement.
(107061)
240  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) men and (b) women from ethnic minority backgrounds are serving in each of the British armed services.
(107121)
241  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who will have control of the equipment selection for the new Type 45 warship; and if he will make a statement.
(107041)
242  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what were the reasons involving the Horizon Programme which underlay the decision not to use a single prime contractor; and if he will make a statement.
(107043)
243  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what were the lessons learned which will be built into the Smart Procurement Initiative from the outcome of the Horizon Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(107042)
244  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what were the reasons which underlay his decision not to limit the equipment and systems for the Type 45 to the three former common new generation frigates partner contractors; and if he will make a statement.
(107040)
245  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many replacement engines are available for the Tornado aircraft.
(107049)
246  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Tornado aircraft are (a) serviceable and (b) unserviceable.
(107048)
247  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many serving RAF pilots are available and trained in date to fly the Nimrod aircraft.
(107046)
248  
  
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Nimrod aircraft are (a) serviceable and (b) unserviceable.
(107047)
249  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make funding available to British Forces Broadcasting Services to enable the temporary radio station for the Colchester Garrison to be made a permanent service.
(107166)
250  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review the effects of the restructuring of the Territorial Army on the availability of the premises of the Territorial Army for use by other community activities, with particular reference to TA centres in rural Wales.
(107130)
251  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent measures his Department has taken to maximise the procurement of domestically produced meat for the armed forces.
(107129)
252  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on (a) the size and composition of the independent non publicly-funded sector in (i) further and (ii) higher education, (b) the steps he is taking to ensure that its quality is maintained and (c) his action intended to improve its contribution to the objectives of the White Paper, Learning to Succeed (Cm 4392).
(106844)
253  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent assessment he has made of shortages of physics teachers in secondary schools.
(107132)
254  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many physics teaching trainees he expects to be in his target figure for recruitment into initial teacher training courses for science teaching in secondary schools in (a) 2000-01 (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2002-03.
(107180)
255  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many recruits for the teaching of (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biology in secondary schools were recruited into initial teacher training courses in each of the last five years.
(107176)
256  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what has been the average spending on teacher training provision by London education authorities during the current year.
(107124)
257  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many after-school clubs there are in England and Wales.
(107122)
258  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement about school security.
(107063)
259  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the responses of teachers to the consultation on those aspects of the Green Paper, Teachers: meeting the challenge, dealing with performance-related pay; and if he will make a statement.
(107262)
260  
  
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the proposed salary scale for the assessors to be employed to assess teachers for performance-related payment; how many such assessors he expects will be employed; and what estimate he has made of the total cost of administering the assessment scheme, excluding the cost of the performance-related pay.
(107177)
261  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what discussions have taken place with national bodies with expertise in related matters since the issuing of Circular 3/99.
(107160)
262  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the impact of the private finance initiative on reductions in numbers of school playing fields.
(107165)
263  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to review Circular 3/99, relating to the protection of school playing fields.
(107162)
264  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of school playing fields are capable of sustaining minimum standards of seven hours a week use.
(107158)
265  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to introduce a school sports strategy to coincide with the forthcoming Government sports strategy.
(107156)
266  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of children can swim 25 metres at the end of Key Stage 2; and if he will make a statement.
(107159)
267  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many school playing fields or parts of fields have been sold since the issue of Circular 3/99; and if he will make a statement on its impact on sales of playing fields.
(107161)
268  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many private finance initiative schemes for schools have involved the sale of parts of school playing fields.
(107157)
269  
  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many places were bought from independent schools by his Department during 1998-99 outside the assisted places scheme; and at what cost.
(107023)
270  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make available the data given by each Barnet grammar school to Electoral Reform (Ballot Services) Ltd. in accordance with the petition and ballot on future admissions, listing each primary school from which one or more pupils originated before gaining a place at each Barnet grammar school, for the intakes of pupils in each of the last three years.
(107024)
271  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what information his Department collects on the number of pupils attending each maintained school in England and Wales; if this information is held centrally; and if it is made available to the public.
(107025)
272  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proportion of those who leave the unemployment pool based on the claimant-count reapply for benefit within 12 months of securing employment by region.
(107229)
273  
N  
Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to make an announcement on the Arena Central Regeneration Project in Birmingham.
(106978)
274  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will ask the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority to investigate the cause of the delayed implementation of the refurbishment of Sutton Station by Connex and take steps with both Railtrack and the train operating company to expedite the project.
(106852)
275  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the total area of land within the established green belt in England on 1st January (a) 1976, (b) 1979, (c) 1982, (d) 1985, (e) 1988, (f) 1991, (g) 1994, (h) 1997 and (i) 2000.
(106874)
276  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the work and progress of the Architects Registration Board.
(106876)
277  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the total area of established green belt land given non-conforming use planning permissions in each of the past 20 years.
(106875)
278  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what reports his Department has recently received about infestations by ghost ants; and if he will make a statement.
(107164)
279  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the public/private partnership schemes currently running in the Greater London area.
(107119)
280  
  
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the risk incurred in travelling as (i) a driver of a car, (ii) an adult passenger in a car, (iii) a child passenger in a car, (iv) a driver of a motorcycle, (v) an adult pillion passenger on a motorcycle and (vi) a child pillion passenger on a motorcycle; and if he will make a statement.
(107131)
281  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his estimate of the total cost of preparation of best value performance plans by local authorities.
(107178)
282  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to announce the development of millennium towns; and if he will make a statement.
(106877)
283  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he plans to announce the creation of a millennium town in Kent.
(106879)
284  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what criteria he will use in deciding to allow the building of millennium towns.
(106880)
285  
N  
Mr Damian Green (Ashford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many millennium towns he intends to create.
(106878)
286  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what are the terms of reference of the pilot scheme in Bristol for testing the Government's proposals for speeding up the system of buying and selling homes in England and Wales; and what will be the cost to public funds of the pilot scheme.
(107261)
287  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will produce a planning guidance note to establish what constitutes (a) brownfield and (b) greenfield sites in respect of a land disposal involving a combination of buildings and used ground and playing fields and undeveloped ground.
(107154)
288  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to review current legislation on development on playing fields.
(107171)
289  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will ensure that playing fields and green spaces in urban areas are not designated as brownfield sites for the purpose of housing and other development proposals.
(107170)
290  
  
Mr David Curry (Skipton and Ripon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 356W, what assumptions he made about the level of VAT evasion which would occur with a 5 per cent. rate on house repair and refurbishment relative to the current rate.
(107110)
291  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees working in companies employing fewer than five people have earnings between (a) the lower earnings limit and £5,000, (b) £5,001 and £7,000, (c) £7,001 and £8,000, (d) £8,001 and £9,000, (e) £9,001 and £9,500, (f) £9,501 and £10,000, (g) £10,001 and £12,000, (h) £12,001 and £14,000, (i) £14,001 and £16,000, (j) £16,001 and £18,000 and (k) £18,001 to £18,500 for each of the past five years.
(106709)
292  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the numbers of families who will be (a) eligible to receive, (b) in receipt of and (c) receiving working families tax credit via their pay packet by October 2000.
(107260)
293  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list, for each year since 1979 to date, the number of (a) long-term unemployed, (b) young unemployed and (c) total unemployed in Shrewsbury and Atcham; and if he will make a statement.
(107258)
294  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what directions for government departments and local authorities to sell surplus state assets he issued (a) prior to 18th October 1999 and (b) subsequently; and if he will make a statement.
(107153)
295  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that the sale of surplus assets will not result in the loss of playing fields.
(107173)
296  
N  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been raised from Landfill Tax, broken down by local authority areas in Scotland in each of the last three years.
(106369)
297  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimant-count unemployed people left the UK workforce in order to secure work in other countries during the most recent year for which figures are available.
(107231)
298  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the most recent figures for the total number of people in employment and self-employment, as a proportion of the working age population, in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.
(107227)
299  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will seek to alter the operation of the Barnett Formula to recognise the increased needs for public expenditure in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
(107068)
300  
  
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 24th to 25th January; and if he will make a statement.
(107150)
301  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) intensive care beds and (b) general hospital beds there were in (i) East Somerset and (ii) Somerset in each year from 1980; what is the latest available estimate in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(106766)
302  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been on hospital waiting lists in (a) East Somerset and (b) Somerset in each year since 1992, giving figures on a quarterly basis since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(106767)
303  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is his estimate of expenditure per head in real terms on the National Health Service for (a) each English county and (b) each English health authority for each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(106744)
304  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of intensive care beds per head of population in (a) each English county and (b) Somerset Health Authority for each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(106740)
305  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of hospital operations in East Somerset Health Authority (a) postponed and (b) postponed solely at the discretion of the authority, in each quarter since 1995.
(106741)
306  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of (a) nurses and (b) doctors working for each Somerset health authority for each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(106742)
307  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review the 9 per cent. levy against retailers in respect of milk tokens sent to the Welfare Food Reimbursement Unit.
(106967)
308  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients on waiting lists, and how many patients this represented, were waiting over one year in (a) 1979, (b) 1989, (c) 1995 and (d) the latest date for which figures are available.
(107062)
309  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those health authorities which have nursing vacancies in excess of 300.
(107065)
310  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in which year since 1970 there was the smallest percentage of patients on waiting lists who were waiting over one year for hospital treatment; and how many patients this represented.
(107106)
311  
  
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the current number of beds in the Wansbeck General Hospital; and what projections he has made of future bed numbers.
(107155)
312  
N  
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what were the total costs of funding the accident and emergency department within the Barnet Health Authority area in each of the last five years.
(106873)
313  
N  
Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will make needles and re-usable pens for the treatment of diabetes available free on prescription.
(106964)
314  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS medical staff, (b) NHS staff who were members of professions allied to medicine and (c) NHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff did not have their contract of employment renewed in each NHS region, in each year since 1995.
(106679)
315  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the Hospital and Community Health Services revenue allocation (a) for each health authority, (b) per head of population and (c) in each health authority in total, for each of the last five years.
(107263)
316  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on research into cerebral palsy in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
(107060)
317  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on age discrimination in applying the 'needs test' system with respect to the provision of digital hearing aids.
(107058)
318  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to increase the founding of audiology services within the NHS.
(107057)
319  
  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on availability of digital hearing aids in the NHS.
(107056)
320  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Aylesbury of 18th January, Official Report, columns 368-9, on Mr Mike Tyson, if he will list the companies and individuals with a direct or indirect interest in the promotion, whose comments formed part of the representations from Mr Frank Warren.
(106975)
321  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Aylesbury of 18th January, Official Report, column 417W, what representations he received (a) directly and (b) indirectly in respect of Mr Mike Tyson's application to enter the country from BSkyB.
(106977)
322  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the Data Protection Registrar on The Data Protection (conditions under paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 1) Order 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(107067)
323  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to local authorities regarding the application of Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention to CCTV (a) in privately owned shopping malls and (b) elsewhere.
(107123)
324  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many decisions have been made to date as a result of the measures announced in the White Paper, Fairer Faster and Firmer, on asylum applications made (a) between 1st July 1993 and 31st December 1995 and (b) before 1st July 1993; and how many of these resulted in (i) a grant of asylum, (ii) exceptional leave to remain and (iii) refusal.
(107109)
325  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money from the Government's CCTV initiative for England and Wales he estimates will be allocated to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets; and when the money will be made available.
(107118)
326  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what objectives were set for the policing of the state visit of the Chinese President by (a) the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and (b) the Home Office; and what assessment he has made of the Metropolitan Police's performance in meeting those objectives.
(107115)
327  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to meet the Metropolitan Police in advance of events with security requirements similar to those of a state visit.
(107116)
328  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what instructions he has given the Metropolitan Police on their operational procedure in the light of the state visit of the Chinese President to London.
(107117)
329  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list, for the most recent 12 months for which figures are available, the percentage of offenders whose age at the time of discharge from prison or commencement of a non-custodial order was (a) under 21 years, (b) 21 to 24 years, (c) 25 to 29 years and (d) aged 30 years or over, who were reconvicted within two years of (i) discharge from prison, (ii) commencement of a probation order, (iii) commencement of a community service order and (iv) commencement of a combination order, indicating the percentage reconviction figures for each age group in respect of each disposal.
(107051)
330  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total number of criminal incidents in which shotguns were used in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, which resulted in (a) unlawful death, (b) unlawful wounding and (c) no physical injury, and in each category showing the total number of incidents in which a licensed weapon was used by a person with legal access to that weapon, for 1994 to 1999.
(107054)
331  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal incidents involving illegally modified shotguns resulting in (a) unlawful death, (b) unlawful wounding and (c) no physical injury there were in Great Britain in each year since 1994, separately identifying the number of incidents in which a licensed weapon was used by a person with legal access to that weapon.
(107112)
332  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total number of criminal incidents in which (a) firearms, excluding revolvers and automatic pistols, and (b) (i) revolvers and (ii) automatic pistols were used in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland, and which resulted in (1) unlawful death, (2) unlawful wounding and (3) no physical injury, in each category showing the total number of incidents in which a licensed weapon was used by a person with legal access to that weapon, for 1994 to 1999.
(107059)
333  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) revolvers, (b) automatic pistols, (c) other firearms and (d) shotguns have been obtained from (i) civilian registered owners, (ii) public bodies and (iii) owners who are unregistered or illegally in possession of such a weapon since 1997.
(107113)
334  
  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for the most recent 12 months for which figures are available the percentage of offenders with (a) no previous convictions, (b) one or two previous convictions, (c) three to six previous convictions, (d) seven to 10 previous convictions and (e) 11 or more previous convictions who have been reconvicted (i) within two years of discharge from prison, (ii) within two years from commencement of a probation order, (iii) within two years of commencement of a community service order and (iv) within two years of commencement of a combination order.
(107050)
335  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the recent progress of the police investigation into the murder of Jill Dando.
(107257)
336  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the number of police officers as at 1st January in each of the last five years in each police division in London (a) for each area, (b) for each borough and (c) in total.
(107152)
337  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in each London borough per 10,000 of population as measured in the 1991 Census, on 1st January in each of the last five years.
(107174)
338  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many early release prisoners have been fitted with an electronic tracking device; and how many have been given permisson to breach the evening curfew restrictions.
(107169)
339  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will conduct an investigation into his Department's loss of Mr Rouea Gargau's passport, ref G1008833.
(107053)
340  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the correspondence of 18th August 1999 and 22nd November 1999 from the honourable Member for Torbay regarding Mr Rouea Gargau, a constituent; and if he will make a statement.
(107055)
341  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what is the current establishment of employees of the House of Commons Commission; and what percentage are of ethnic minority origin.
(106979)
342  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House of Commons Clerks are employed by the House of Commons Commission; and how many of those are of ethnic minority origin.
(106980)
343  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many copies of the Official Report were printed during the 1998-99 session; at what (a) total and (b) unit cost; how many copies were sold; and what was the total revenue generated.
(106976)
344  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her policy is on providing humanitarian aid to towns in Serbia under political control of parties in opposition to the government.
(105362)
345  
N  
Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will estimate the number of people who have acquired literacy as a result of her Department's contributions to education programmes in the last two years.
(105387)
346  
  
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if, pursuant to his Answer of 20th January, Official Report, column 537W, on European Defence, if he will place Mr Liddle's speaking notes in the Library.
(107052)
347  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make it his policy to seek the consent of other parties to the Agreement on the joint ministerial Committee of the British-Irish Council to publishing the names of those who attend meetings.
(107125)
348  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his estimate of the number of pensioners over the age of (a) 75 and (b) 80 in (i) Yeovil constituency and (ii) South Somerset; and if he will make a statement.
(106737)
349  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his estimate of the number of (a) retired people, (b) pensioners, and (c) people over the age of 65 in each (i) English county and (ii) parliamentary constituency; and what is the average figure in each category.
(106738)
350  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many representations he has received about the planned April 2000 uprating of the state pension; how many of these are (a) in favour and (b) not in favour of the uprating; and if he will make a statement.
(106739)
351  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many more people would receive the state second pension, at what cost, and how much would be payable in pension, if he aligned 35 hours of care qualification for credits to the state second pension with the minimum wage qualification of 18 hours, taking (a) 2005, (b) 2010, (c) 2015, (d) 2025 and (e) 2047 as the retirement years.
(106847)
352  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the cost and amount of state second pension payable on retirement in (a) 2005, (b) 2010, (c) 2015, (d) 2025, and (e) 2047 on the assumption that the accruals rate for band one is set at (a) 80 per cent., (b) 70 per cent., (c) 60 per cent. or (d) 50 per cent. in year one of the state second pension and reduced to 40 per cent. in (i) nine years, (ii) 10 years and (iii) 15 years.
(106851)
353  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many (a) men and (b) women in each of the last five years have notified the Contributions Agency, of the home responsibilities protection entitlement (i) at state pension age, (ii) two years before state pension age, (iii) five years before state pension age, (iv) 10 years before state pension age and (v) 15 years before state pension age.
(106846)
354  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many more people would be recipients of the state second pension if he aligned the rules for home responsibilities protection for the state second pension with those that currently apply to the basic state pension taking (a) 2005, (b) 2010, (c) 2015, (d) 2025 and (e) 2047 as the year at retirement.
(106849)
355  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many more people would receive a state second pension if the child care qualification was amended to include individuals paid child benefit for children under (a) eight, (b) 10, (c) 12, (d) 14 years and (e) 16 years assuming retirement in (i) 2005, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2015, (iv) 2025 and (v) 2047.
(106848)
356  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 20th December, Official Report, column 327W, concerning invalid care allowance, if he will estimate the cost of crediting for each year those invalid care allowance recipients whose award (a) has been terminated (b) is current, where awards were made from (i) 1981, (ii) 1991, (iii) 1995 and (iv) 1999, their state second pension, assuming a retirement in (1) 2002 (2) 2005, (3) 2010, (4) 2015, and (5) 2025.
(106853)
357  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, for what reason he chose not to introduce home responsibilities protection into SERPs for carers and disabled people from April 1999.
(106845)
358  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people, by gender, would benefit, and at what cost, from crediting carers for the state second pension on a weekly basis.
(106850)
359  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the number of severely disabled children aged three and four who will benefit financially from the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire in the first year of its operation; and if he will make a statement.
(107254)
360  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many children were living in poverty in each year from 1979 to date in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(107253)
361  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many mothers he estimates will benefit from the sure start maternity grant in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire in the first year of its operation; and if he will make a statement.
(107256)
362  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners he estimates will benefit from the minimum income guarantee uprating in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire in the first year of its operation; and if he will make a statement.
(107255)
363  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the annual cost of restoring benefits to 16 and 17 year olds in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Scotland.
(106668)
364  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the impact on the level of benefit payments of maintaining the maximum wage at its present level.
(106669)
365  
N  
Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the impact on the level of benefit payments of setting the minimum wage for young people at £3.60 per hour.
(106670)
366  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many Press releases his Department issued in each year from 1995 to 1999.
(106560)
367  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason he does not support a ban on phthalates in toys which are not designed to be sucked or chewed by young children but could be.
(106968)
368  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will quantify the risk his Department assesses can be posed to young children from the ingestion of phthalates.
(106965)
369  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many Goverment Press releases his Department issued in each year from 1995 to 1999.
(106561)
370  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to change the AD suffix in official year references.
(107179)
371  
  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices there were in (a) Derbyshire and (b) the West Derbyshire constituency in each year from 1980 to 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(107127)
372  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have benefited from the national minimum wage since its introduction in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(107251)
373  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 20th January, Official Report, column 524W, what is the expected life of electricity cabling.
(107111)
374  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has held with Department for Education and Employment ministers on the impact on employment of Marks & Spencers' decision to discontinue sourcing from W.S. Baird Ltd.
(107021)
375  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he last met the senior management of Marks & Spencers to discuss the impact on employment levels of their decision to terminate supply contracts with W.S. Baird Ltd.
(107022)
376  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 20th January, Official Report, column 521W, what has been the average proportion of compensation paid to successful claims on coal miners' compensation for chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which relates to general damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity.
(107175)
377  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the cost to the pig and poultry sectors of the charges levied by the Environment Agency in the implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control EU Directive 96/61.
[Transferred] (107233)
378  
  
Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the work of the Social Exclusion Unit.
[Transferred] (107435)
379  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which sections of the Employment Relations Act 1999 have been implemented and on what date; and what is the timetable for the implementation of the remaining sections.
[Transferred] (107477)
380  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of competition in the UK car insurance market; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (107400)
381  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the objectives of the Asteroid Task Force are; and when it plans to (a) make its first report and (b) complete its work.
[Transferred] (107482)
382  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the estimated annual running cost of the Asteroid Task Force.
[Transferred] (107485)
383  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, what reports she has received on the extent of damage done to the economies and businesses of those countries which took few or no precautions to deal with the millennium bug.
[Transferred] (107509)
384  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will estimate the total cost to (a) the Government and (b) private industry of the steps taken to guard against the millennium bug.
[Transferred] (107507)
385  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list the main recipients of government expenditure on dealing with the millennium bug.
[Transferred] (107508)
386  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list those principal individuals and organisations who gave her advice on the dangers of the millennium bug.
[Transferred] (107494)
387  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the operation of the Schengen Agreement.
[Transferred] (107503)
388  
  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) number and (b) percentage of the population suffered the most prevalent forms of cancer in (i) 1970 and (ii) 1998, indicating the proportion of each group who were likely to make a recovery in each of those years.
[Transferred] (107487)
389  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the National Lottery funded school sport co-ordinators will be in post.
[Transferred] (107163)
390  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate the impact on rural communities of the change in the number of rural branches of banks in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (107250)
391  
  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what checks are carried out by local authority environmental health officers on pig-meat which is processed and sold in pre-packed form.
[Transferred] (107108)
392  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between physical exercise and standards of literacy and numeracy.
[Transferred] (107172)
393  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what his policy is in respect of the enforcement of maintenance orders against former partners residing overseas, with particular reference to the case of Mrs J. Basu of Formby (ref. 98603).
[Transferred] (107026)
394  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what change there has been in the time between arrest and sentencing since May 1997 for young offenders in (a) West Mercia and (b) Shrewsbury Police Division; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (107026)
395  
  
Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what specialist services are available for (a) women with children and (b) other women who are drug and alcohol misusers.
[Transferred] (107126)
396  
  
Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will amend regulations concerning the need for television licences in houses of multiple occupation, to ensure that in those owned by universities for the use of students each student who has a television receiver is not required to purchase a separate licence.
[Transferred] (107232)
397  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many disabled people in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire have benefited from the disabled person's tax credit since its introduction; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (107252)
398  
  
Mr Eric Pickles (Brentwood and Ongar):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has under Part IV of the Child Support, Pension and Social Security Bill to extend national insurance contribution to benefits in kind which include (a) vaccination against influenza, (b) educational scholarships, to children of employees, (c) taxis provided for the security of late working employees, (d) worker children's nurseries, (e) personal safety alarms, (f) private medical insurance, (g) staff Christmas parties where the amount exceeds £75 per head, (h) membership of a sporting facility and (i) membership of the employer's sporting facilities, where these are open to the general public paid for by the employer.
[Transferred] (107114)
399  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received about the mis-selling of endowment policies; what remedies are available to holders of endowment policies which do not realise sufficient capital on maturity to meet the mortgage repayment commitment; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (107128)
Written Questions tabled on Tuesday 25th January for answer today
1  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on indirect discrimination; and if he will make a statement.
(107345)
2  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to reform attendance centres.
(107346)
3  
  
Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make changes to the payments limits and earnings disregard operated by the Independent Living Funds.
(107383)
4  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has decided to set CAT standards for mortgages.
(107384)
5  
  
Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has decided whether the Financial Services Authority should regulate mortgage lending.
(107385)
6  
  
Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the report on signals passed at danger in December 1999 will be published.
(107469)


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