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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Friday 11 February 2000

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

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


 
FRIDAY 11th FEBRUARY
1  
  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much EU agri-money compensation was available to the United Kingdom to claim in the years (a) 1995, (b) 1996, (c) 1997, (d) 1998 and (e) 1999, and how much of this money was drawn down by the United Kingdom for those years.
(110035)
2  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109940)
3  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many farmers there were in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire in (i) 1997 and (ii) 1998.
(110127)
4  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what powers are available to him to control the importation of bees from New Zealand.
(110122)
5  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what scientific studies he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated regarding the import of bees from New Zealand; what assessment he has made of the probability of such an importation carrying Kashmir Bee virus into the United Kingdom; and what advice he has received concerning the role of Varroa mites as vectors for KBV.
(110125)
6  
  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many consignments of bees from New Zealand have come to the United Kingdom in each of the last three years; and what authorisations he has issued for the importation of bees from New Zealand during 2000.
(110123)
7  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list the antibiotic marker genes, and the antibiotics to which they convey resistance, that have been used in the genetic modification of crops which are used as animal feed in the United Kingdom.
(109594)
8  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to publish the results of the research projects into (a) alternatives to organophosphate sheep dips for the control of scab, with the aim of producing a vaccine and (b) the factors that influence the spread of sheep scab.
(109531)
9  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to place genetically-modified seeds on the National Seeds List; if any seeds so listed could thereby be used legally in animal feed; and if he will make it his policy not to list any GM seeds until the current programme of safety research has been completed.
(109593)
10  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the Agricultural Development Scheme.
(109794)
11  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what action he has taken to protect (a) British consumers and (b) the British cattle herd since he was informed of the contents of the report to Directorate D of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of a veterinary mission to France with regard to certain protective measures against BSE and scrapie with particular reference to implementation of Commission Decisions 94/381/EC, 98/272/EC, 98/703EC and 97/18/EC.
(109788)
12  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on what dates he has (a) spoken by telephone to and (b) met (i) the French Minister of Agriculture, (ii) the European Commissioner with responsibility for agriculture and (iii) the European Commissioner with responsibility for health and consumer protection to discuss the contents of the report to Directorate D of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of a veterinary mission to France with regard to certain protective measures against BSE and scrapie, with particular reference to implementation of Commission Decisions 94/381/EC, 98/272/EC, 98/703EC and 97/18/EC.
(109787)
13  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the Food Chain Group.
(109795)
14  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109775)
15  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he was first informed of the contents of the report to Directorate D of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of a veterinary mission to France with regard to certain protective measures against BSE and scrapie, with particular reference to implementation of Commission Decisions 94/381/EC, 98/272/EC 98/703EC and 97/18/EC.
(109789)
16  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what Remploy products her Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109939)
17  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109778)
18  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people are currently employed in the Millennium Dome.
(109726)
19  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the (a) capital, (b) revenue and (c) opportunity costs of granting free admission to the Dome for school children.
(109728)
20  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list those sponsors of the Dome with whom discussions have taken place concerning a reduction in the value of sponsorship originally agreed.
(109725)
21  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what percentage of the total (a) value and (b) number of contracts to provide services to the New Millennium Experience Company were awarded following an open competition tender process.
(109723)
22  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who owns the copyright associated with each of the exhibits in the Millennium Dome.
(109727)
23  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is his latest estimate of receipts to the New Millennium Experience Company arising from (a) catering and (b) merchandising; and if he will make a statement.
(109724)
24  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the design consultants contracted to undertake work on each of the zones in the Dome.
(109722)
25  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many free tickets to the Dome have been issued to VIP visitors.
(109721)
26  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will review his policy in respect of the release of information hitherto classified as commercially confidential relating to the Millennium Dome.
(109910)
27  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received from employees of the new Millennium Experience Company in respect of (a) the replacement of the Chief Executive and (b) the timing of overtime payments due.
(109912)
28  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what is the total amount of sponsorship money expected to support the Dome; how much has been received to date; and which sponsors have yet to hand over monies agreed for sponsorship of the Dome.
(109909)
29  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he plans to encourage the new Millennium Experience Company to make reductions in ticket prices for entry to the Millennium Dome.
(109911)
30  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many parliamentary questions asked in respect of the Millennium Dome since 1st January 1999 have received holding answers; what percentage of such questions this represents; and what has been the average time taken to answer written questions on the Millennium Dome during this period.
(109913)
31  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has made to Manchester City Council regarding the proposed closure of the Henry Watson Music Library.
(109561)
32  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109937)
33  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff are employed at the Millennium Dome; and how many are nationals of (a) the UK, (b) other EU member states and (c) other countries.
(109720)
34  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list, for each year from 1995 to date, the total amount received by National Lottery winners in Shrewsbury and Atcham; and if he will make a statement.
(109924)
35  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what was the average amount of National Lottery grant awarded (a) per region and (b) per parliamentary constituency in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(109923)
36  
  
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the future role of Exercise England in setting standards and regulations.
(110088)
37  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the amount of (a) World Class Performance, (b) World Class Potential and (c) World Class Start funding distributed by (i) UK Sport, (ii) Sport England, (iii) Sport Scotland, (iv) the Sports Council for Wales and (v) the Northern Ireland Sports Council in (x) 1998-99 and (y) 1999-2000, and the provisional figures for 2000-01; and if he will list the sports in receipt of World Class lottery funding and how much they received from each of the above bodies.
(110028)
38  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals he has met to discuss broadcasting since 1st May 1997.
(109995)
39  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to introduce a statutory right of reply in respect of factual inaccuracies in the media.
(109996)
40  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the written submissions made to (a) The Peacock Committee on financing the BBC, (b) the 1988 White Paper, Broadcasting in the Nineties and (c) the Davies Inquiry into BBC funding.
(109994)
41  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to widen the accountability of the BBC.
(109993)
42  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many tickets for the Millennium Dome have been sold from outlets based in Wales.
(110099)
43  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109779)
44  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what archive files relating to Nancekuke are restricted for publication by the 30 year rule; and if he will publish them early.
(109947)
45  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 4th February, Official Report, column 744W, on DERA, what assumptions have been made about the size of the credit to the defence budget.
(109351)
46  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109931)
47  
  
Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes in military structures are required in order to implement the common foreign and security policies agreed at the Helsinki European Council.
(109956)
48  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the letter of 8th February from the Chief Executive of DERA to the honourable Member for Linlithgow, whether records of personnel who worked at Nancekuke in the 1960s and 1970s are held at Llangennech.
(109595)
49  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements are in place to ensure that the proprietory information and expertise of competitors in defence procurement projects are protected under the Smart Procurement initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(109691)
50  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people from industry are currently (a) leading and (b) are members of integrated project teams; and if he will make a statement.
(109694)
51  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how co-operation with industry after contract signature under Smart Procurement differs from post-signature supplier co-operation under the previous procurement system; and if he will he make a statement.
(109693)
52  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the target for cost reduction on the year-by-year defence equipment procurement budget to be achieved as a result of the Smart Procurement Initiative; and if he will make a statement.
(109699)
53  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the time needed for the Smart Procurement initiative to be understood, and implemented within his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(109692)
54  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many integrated project teams cover single projects; and if he will make a statement.
(109695)
55  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many integrated teams have been created to date; how many it is intended to create; and if he will make a statement.
(109698)
56  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many procurement projects are to be covered by integrated teams; and if he will make a statement.
(109697)
57  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at what stage in the Smart Procurement process the defence industry will become involved; what impact such involvement will have on the policy of competitive procurement; and if he will make a statement.
(109690)
58  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many integrated teams cover clusters of more than one project; and if he will make a statement.
(109696)
59  
N  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the honourable Member for Gosport will receive a substantive reply to his Parliamentary Question 102828, tabled on 10th December.
(109591)
60  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Northavon dated 26th February 1999, acknowledged on 5th March 1999 (Ref. 00964/1999), relating to nursery provision at his Department's establishment at Abbey Wood.
(109532)
61  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109769)
62  
  
Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much Northumberland Education Authority will receive from the £50 million funding he has announced for the post 16 curriculum; and if he will provide guidance on the amount which should be made available to each high school or college teaching the relevant age group.
(109985)
63  
N  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people had left the New Deal for Young People for unsubsidised jobs up to the end of October 1999.
(109704)
64  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will permit TECs to commit funds to Objective 2 projects during the changeover period to learning and skills councils.
(110136)
65  
  
Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the budget for the Skills Development Fund for 1999-2000; how many applications were received for assistance from the Fund for 1999-2000 and how many were successful; and what was the total value of applications for assistance from the Skills Development Fund received for the 1999-2000 bidding round.
(110100)
66  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the impact of the Computers Within Reach scheme on low-income learners and families.
(109984)
67  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he has identified the pilot areas for the introduction of the Computers Within Reach scheme for low-income learners and families.
(109982)
68  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109936)
69  
  
Mr Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if it is his policy to encourage schools and local education authorities to employ people under the New Deal.
(109983)
70  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what data he has collated on the number of people participating in higher education courses in each constituency in each of the last three years.
(109979)
71  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people aged (a) 18 to 21, (b) 21 to 24 and (c) 25 years and over have applied for higher education in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the population in each age group these figures represent.
(109978)
72  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what data he has collated on the number of people participating in higher education, broken down by socio-economic group, in each of the last three years.
(109980)
73  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each year from 1992 to date the percentage of 11 year olds that met the expected (a) literacy and (b) numeracy standards in Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(110131)
74  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many 18 to 24 year olds have started the New Deal scheme in Shrewsbury and Atcham, broken down into (a) New Deal Options and (b) other destinations.
(110128)
75  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each year from 1992 to date, the standard spending assessment increase in education allocated to Shropshire County Council; and if he will make a statement.
(110129)
76  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on tackling bullying in schools.
(109925)
77  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many new jobs have been created since 1st May 1997 in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(110130)
78  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each year the cost of the assisted places scheme in Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(110132)
79  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much of Shropshire County Council's standard spending assessment increase for education will not be spent on education; and if he will make a statement.
(110121)
80  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the subsidy to Remploy (a) in cash terms and (b) at December 1999 prices, in each year since 1980.
(109597)
81  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many employees at Remploy were (a) able-bodied, (b) disabled and factory-based and (c) disabled and on Interwork, in each year since 1980.
(109598)
82  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the total budget for supported employment expressed (a) in cash terms and (b) at December 1999 prices in each year since 1980.
(109596)
83  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if the proposed arrangements for performance-related pay for teachers in England and Wales will apply to British teachers in European schools.
(109941)
84  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109781)
85  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his policy on the provision of accommodation for homeless young single people who do not have family support.
(110139)
86  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding he has made available to local authorities for recycling, composting and other sustainable waste management initiatives for each financial year since the introduction of the landfill tax.
(110030)
87  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received on whether biodiversity action planning should be placed on a statutory footing.
(109991)
88  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the implications for the national biodiversity action planning process of the Countryside Council for Wales's decision not to work on biodiversity action plans.
(109990)
89  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to provide a statutory basis for biodiversity action planning.
(109992)
90  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109934)
91  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many cases were heard in 1999 against employers who had exposed their workforce to asbestos; how many employers were found guilty of this offence; and what fines were imposed.
(109998)
92  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the average fine imposed in cases heard in 1999 against employers for health and safety offences involving their workforce; and if he will make a statement.
(109999)
93  
  
Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will assess the advantages and disadvantages of banning motor vehicles from UK cities for a period of one day as part of an experimental environmental awareness programme.
(110000)
94  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the titles of (a) research studies, (b) audits and (c) surveys he commissioned for completion in the last 12 months, stating in each case when the results were published.
(109944)
95  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the Anglian region to meet the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Directive for primary and secondary sewage treatment.
(109948)
96  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the costs incurred by each local authority in England in preparing provisional local transport plans.
(109700)
97  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the organisations which have been invited to respond to the consultation paper, entitled Rent Assessment Panels: Financial Management and Policy Review.
(109927)
98  
N  
Mr David Maclean (Penrith and The Border):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list for each (a) unitary, (b) shire county, (c) shire district, (d) metropolitan district and (e) London borough council (i) the real terms cash and percentage increase in standard spending assessment between 1997-98 and 2000-01, (ii) the real terms cash and percentage increase in revenue support grant between 1997-98 and 2000-01, (iii) the real terms cash and percentage increase in total external support between 1997-98 and 2000-01 and (iv) the real terms cash and percentage increase in aggregate external finance between 1997-98 and 2000-01.
(109600)
99  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will reinstate the A49 Dorrington Bypass scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(110126)
100  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy that honourable Members should have the opportunity to make oral representations at the examination in public concerning the development plan policies relating to their constituencies.
(109975)
101  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the advantages and disadvantages of amending planning and public inquiry rules and legislation to give honourable Members the right to make oral representations at the examinations in public on the development plan policies concerning their constituencies.
(109977)
102  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assistance his Department gives to the UK newsprint industry to encourage newspaper recycling (a) at a local level and (b) at a national level.
(110101)
103  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109786)
104  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109938)
105  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the Inland Revenue's review into the operation of income draw-down on personal pensions and the system of a 75 year age limit on the purchase of an annuity.
(110069)
106  
  
Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish the report on the Inland Revenue's review into the mandatory purchase at 75 years of age of an annuity for a personal pension.
(110070)
107  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the amount of interest received by the Government as a result of the late payment of benefits to pensioners due to the NIRS2 computer problem (a) to date and (b) by the end of 2000.
(109849)
108  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109785)
109  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109935)
110  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Cameroon in respect of the arrest of Justice Frederick Ebong, Chief Ayamba and James Sam Sabum; and what assurances he has been given concerning (a) their welfare, (b) their condition and (c) location of their detention.
(110066)
111  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received which estimate the total number of members of the Southern Cameroons National Council detained in Yaounde, Buea and Limbe following demonstrations held on 8th and 9th January.
(110067)
112  
  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received which estimate the total number of English-speaking political prisoners in Nkondengui Prison, Yaounde, Cameroon.
(110068)
113  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the report from the US Customs and Excise Service on the availability for sale within the USA of (a) hand cuffs, (b) over-size hand cuffs and (c) leg irons, manufactured by Hiatts of Birmingham, UK.
(109482)
114  
  
Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans there are to ensure a continuation of democratic scrutiny by delegates from the national parliaments of the member and associate member states of the Western European Union following its being subsumed into the European Union.
(109950)
115  
  
Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what political structures are planned to implement the common foreign and security policy provisions of the Helsinki European Council agreement.
(109955)
116  
  
Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes in European Union political institutions are planned in order to implement the common foreign and security policies agreed at the Helsinki European Council.
(109951)
117  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the security situation in Kosovska Mitrovica.
(109714)
118  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the Montenegrin Government concerning the situation in (a) Montenegro, (b) Serbia, (c) Kosovo and (d) Sanjak.
(109711)
119  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last raised the establishment of a new ferry service between Spain and Gibraltar port.
(109708)
120  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many United Kingdom police officers have been deployed (a) in Pristina and (b) throughout Kosovo in the last 12 months.
(109713)
121  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in (a) Kosovo, (b) Serbia, (c) Montenegro and (d) Vojvodina.
(109712)
122  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Kosovo Albanian prisoners are detained in Serbia.
(109717)
123  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the next meeting in the Brussels process on Gibraltar will take place.
(109710)
124  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in implementing the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
(109715)
125  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he received the expert team report on a fast patrol boat for the Royal Gibraltar Police.
(109709)
126  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Human Rights Watch report on civilian casualties in Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.
(109719)
127  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his assessement of the economic impact of the Kosovo crisis on (a) Albania, (b) Bosnia-Herzegovina, (c) Bulgaria, (d) Croatia, (e)FYR Macedonia and (f) Romania.
(109716)
128  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in negotiations with Spain over the future of Gibraltar airport.
(109707)
129  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions have been taken by (a) UNMIK, (b) the EU and (c) the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to (i) secure the release of the Kosovo Albanian prisoners detained in Serbia and (ii) ameliorate the conditions of their detention.
(109718)
130  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last raised the issue of Gibraltar with the Spanish Foreign Ministry; and what was discussed.
(109706)
131  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which recommendations of the Fourth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee on Gibraltar, HC366, Session 1998-99, have been implemented.
(109705)
132  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in setting up consultative mechanisms to integrate the non-EU member countries of the NATO alliance into the planning and conduct of future EU-led operations.
(109976)
133  
  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what mechanisms have been set up to ensure adequate consultation between NATO and the EU following the EU Presidency Progress Report to the Helsinki European Council on strengthening the common European policy on security and defence.
(109981)
134  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will recall the British Ambassador to Austria.
(109816)
135  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Britain's relations with Austria.
(109815)
136  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109784)
137  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the Chief Medical Officer's proposals for appraising doctors, set out in Supporting Doctors, Protecting Patients, will (a) involve examination of the amount of private practice carried out by doctors and (b) make NHS employers responsible for monitoring the amount of private work carried out by consultants.
(109884)
138  
N  
John Austin (Erith and Thamesmead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what responsibility NHS employers have for monitoring consultants' private practice.
(109883)
139  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the published scientific reports relating to breast implants and health issues that have been examined by the Independent Review Group.
(110098)
140  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place a copy in the Library of the published results of the research projects conducted using the Breast Implant Registry at Salisbury District Hospital.
(110096)
141  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place in the Library the information sheet for women contemplating breast implantation provided by the Independent Review Group in 1998.
(110094)
142  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how often and when the Independent Review Group meets to consider published scientific information relating to breast implants and health issues; and if he will list its membership.
(110097)
143  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will place the conclusions of the Independent Expert Advisory Group set up to investigate the public health effects of silicone gel breast implants in the Library.
(110093)
144  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many research projects have been conducted using the Breast Implant Registry set up in 1993 at Salisbury District Hospital.
(110095)
145  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109933)
146  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the latest available data on the indicators relating to (a) intensive home care for people aged over 65 years in England and (b) community based care for people over 65 years in England, in the Personal Social Services Performance Assessement Framework.
(109848)
147  
  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps have been taken to improve the quality of work produced by dental laboratories since May 1997.
(109945)
148  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the relevant interests declared by (a) members of the Appraisal Committee of NICE and (b) specialist advisers appointed in respect of each evaluation commissioned by NICE since its establishment.
(109703)
149  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the names and qualifications of the members of the Appraisal Committee of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
(109701)
150  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the specialist advisors who will be called upon to provide evidence to NICE on beta interferon will be appointed; and how many will be appointed.
(109702)
151  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects NHS Direct to cover (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(110134)
152  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each year from 1992 to date the number of (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) consultants employed by NHS trusts in Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(110133)
153  
  
Christine Russell (City of Chester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will assess the report, Counting the Cost, published on 9th February by Mind.
(109957)
154  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of Otohara Syndrome (Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy) are known in the United Kingdom; whether there is a specialist unit for its treatment; and what (a) support groups and (b) charities have been formed to assist sufferers and their families.
(110065)
155  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if the General Medical Council is required to notify doctors' criminal records to him.
(109943)
156  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors currently registered to practise have criminal records.
(109942)
157  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he has taken to protect British consumers since he was informed of the contents of the report to Directorate D of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of a veterinary mission to France with regard to certain protective measures against BSE and scrapie, with particular reference to implementation of Commission Decisions 94/381/EC, 98/272/EC, 98/703EC and 97/18/EC.
(109792)
158  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109773)
159  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he was first informed of the contents of the report to Directorate D of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of a veterinary mission to France with regard to certain protective measures against BSE and scrapie, with particular reference to implementation of Commission Decisions 94/381/EC, 98/272/EC, 98/703EC and 97/18/EC.
(109791)
160  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what dates he has (a) spoken by telephone to a (b) met (i) the French Minister of Health and (ii) the European Commissioner with responsibility for health and consumer protection, to discuss the contents of the report to Directorate D of the Health and Consumer Protection Direction-General of a veterinary mission to France with regard to certain protective measures against BSE and scrapie, with particular reference to implementation of Commission Decisions 94/381/EC, 98/272/EC, 98/703EC and 97/18/EC.
(109793)
161  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the accessibility of polling booths to the aged who are disabled.
(109988)
162  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will estimate the increase in the number of people aged 65 or over who would vote in a national election if all polling booths were accessible to those with disabilities
(109987)
163  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109932)
164  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for legislation that would allow long-term residents in the UK from members states of the European Union to be able to vote in all UK elections.
(109997)
165  
  
Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civilians were employed by West Mercia Police Authority in each year since 1979.
(110120)
166  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his policy with regard to the detention of asylum claimants from states which are party to an association agreement with the European Union.
(110031)
167  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information is given by his Department to asylum seekers from states which are party to an association agreement with the European Union regarding their rights to establish themselves in the UK.
(110032)
168  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who determined the criteria used in drawing up lists of those invited to (a) give oral evidence to the Burns Inquiry, (b) attend seminar sessions to discuss commissioned research and (c) set up public meetings for the Burns Inquiry team.
(109949)
169  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who set down the criteria used to determine which organisations were consulted in drawing up the list of hunting events for members of the Burns Inquiry to attend.
(109954)
170  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the (a) individuals put forward by interested parties and (b) organisations approached for nominations for membership of the Burns Inquiry.
(109953)
171  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the current either-way criminal offences; and if he will make a statement.
(109879)
172  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines for criminal offences were issued in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; what was the average fine (a) for each category of offence and (b) overall; and if he will make a statement.
(109880)
173  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the public service agreement commitments made by his department since May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(109882)
174  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many performance targets have been set by his Department, agencies and non departmental public bodies since May 1997 on (a) prisons policy, (b) police policy, (c) fire and emergency planning policy, (d) probation policy, (e) immigration, asylum and nationality policy, (f) constitutional policy, (g) reducing crime, (h) the prevention of terrorism and the reduction of organised and international crime, (i) sentencing, (j) youth justice policy, (k) crime prevention policy, (l) policy relating to victims and witnesses and (m) community and voluntary sector policy; how many of those targets have been (i) amended, (ii) revoked and (iii) achieved since May 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(109881)
175  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 8th February, Official Report, column 142W, on electronic tracking, how many offenders have been granted a variation in the hours of of a home detention curfew by prison governors; and in the case of each offender on how many occasions the variation was granted.
(110135)
176  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of those prisoners released to date under the home detention curfew scheme, how many convicted of drugs offences were convicted of (a) unlawful supply and (b) possession with intent to supply unlawfully, for each type of controlled drug; and what was the average sentence (i) received and (ii) served in each case.
(109592)
177  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109782)
178  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what Remploy products her Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109930)
179  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109777)
180  
  
Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what guidance his Department has issued to ensure that legal advisers working on a conditional fee basis make disclosures of that fact to any other party to litigation or to a transaction; and if the guidance provides that such disclosures be made.
(110034)
181  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109783)
182  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his oral statement of 8th February, Official Report, column 133, what is his definition of (a) a nationalist and (b) a republican.
(109589)
183  
N  
Mr Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the application within Northern Ireland of the proceeds from the sale of the port of Belfast; and if he will make a statement.
(109847)
184  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109770)
185  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the President of the Council, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109780)
186  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if all food served at his Office's official functions meets the standards of protection required of domestic producers.
(109790)
187  
  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Social Security a review of the location of monitoring stations used to calculate the additional cold weather payments; what assessment he has made of the performance of the monitoring stations; and if he will make a statement.
(109926)
188  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109772)
189  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many cases of benefit fraud were identified by post offices and sub-post offices each year since 1990; in how many of these cases a compensation payment has been made to post offices as a reward for reducing fraud; and if he will make a statement.
(109480)
190  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 333W, on automated credit transfer, if he will break down his estimate of the £400 million per year anticipated savings from paying benefits and pensions directly into bank accounts rather than through post offices to show the proportion of these savings which result from (a) reduced payments to post offices, (b) reduced paper and printing costs and (c) other sources; and if he will make a statement.
(109481)
191  
N  
Mr Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he intends to increase the 25 pence age addition on the basic state pension awarded to those aged 80 years; and if he will make a statement.
(109599)
192  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109929)
193  
N  
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much pensioners would have received this year if the award had been related to earnings rather than inflation; and what weekly increase they would have received this year.
(109590)
194  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will make winter fuel payments to men over the age of 60; if men have to claim these payments; and if he will make a statement.
(110033)
195  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what resources he has made available to the Benefits Agency to expedite the processing of applications by men aged 60 and over for winter fuel allowance; and when application forms will be available to enable claims to be paid in Stoke on Trent.
(109986)
196  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109776)
197  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is his estimate of the additional income which will accrue to post offices from cash dispensers to be installed in post offices over the next two years; and if he will make a statement.
(109478)
198  
N  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action he is taking to help all sub-post offices to diversify into (a) bureau de change services, (b) car tax renewals, (c) National Lottery on-line and (d) mobile phone top-up cards; and if he will make a statement.
(109479)
199  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking to enable GO-EAST to manage the Objective 2 programme in the Eastern Region.
(110137)
200  
  
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if money from a private company, acting in the capacity of a port authority, is eligible as matched funding for European Objective 2 funding.
(110138)
201  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with Turkey about the impact of the plans for the Ilisu Dam on neighbouring countries; and if he will make a statement.
(110029)
202  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years.
(109928)
203  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what powers he has to regulate the charging of cash machine customers.
(109483)
204  
N  
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will use his powers under the Prices Act 1974 to regulate the charging of cash machine customers; and if he will make a statement.
(109484)
205  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when a medical test centre for vibration white finger will be established to meet the needs of ex-miners in North Staffordshire.
(109922)
206  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the employment implications of newspaper re-cycling.
(110104)
207  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the future role of incineration in the United Kingdom newsprint industry.
(110102)
208  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will calculate the annual growth of consumption of newsprint in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of that increase was made up of recycled newsprint.
(110106)
209  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if all food served at his Department's official functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109774)
210  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if all food served at his Department's offical functions meets the standards of production required of domestic producers.
(109771)
211  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the suicide plus undetermined injury rate per 100,000 people in England based on a three year average around (a) 1997 and (b) 1998.
[Transferred] (109817)
212  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the documents relating to Nancekuke which have been made public that had previously been restricted under the 30 year rule.
[Transferred] (109946)
213  
  
Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future of the enlarged European Union in the light of the Helsinki European Council agreement.
[Transferred] (109952)
214  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans she has to increase the number of Better Government For Older People pilot programmes; and if she will establish a pilot programme in Peterborough.
[Transferred] (109989)
215  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental implications of newspaper re-cycling.
[Transferred] (110103)
216  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will calculate the proportion of newsprint currently consisting of re-cycled material.
[Transferred] (110105)


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