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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 14 February 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 14 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.
 


 
MONDAY 14th FEBRUARY
1  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what criteria determine whether the European Commission intervenes in respect of the problem of BSE and CJD in a member state.
(109852)
2  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with the European Commission about the increased incidence of BSE and CJD in France.
(109851)
3  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with the French Minister for Agriculture on the increased incidence of BSE and CJD in France.
(109850)
4  
  
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will list his Department's regional offices that are included in the review of service delivery.
(110222)
5  
  
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he received the report he commissioned regarding reorganisation of his Department's regional offices; and if he will make a statement.
(110221)
6  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to introduce low interest rate loans for farmers.
(110236)
7  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110148)
8  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110147)
9  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110195)
10  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110194)
11  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the funding agreements between his Department and each of the non-departmental public bodies and national museums and galleries which are sponsored by the Department.
(110109)
12  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with which body the Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has a contract of employment.
(110108)
13  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the Funding Agreement between his Department and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
(110118)
14  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the grant-in-aid from public funds for orchestras for each year since 1990 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms.
(109730)
15  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what sum of additional interest payments and other expenses has been incurred on a result of the late payment of sponsorship money to the Millennium Dome; and what the cost to the Millennium Commission has been.
(109969)
16  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out the terms under which Pierre-Yves Gerbeau has been employed as Chief Executive of the Dome, including the targets which have to be met for M. Gerbeau to qualify for bonus payments, and place a copy of his contract in the Library.
(109958)
17  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on (a) the pay rates offered to and (b) the payment schedule for production crews of the Millennium Dome.
(110073)
18  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the EU authorities on the framework for public financing for broadcasting with special reference to licence fee supplements.
(110072)
19  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how, and by whom, Monsieur Pierre-Yves Gerbeau was identified as a potential new Chief Executive for the Millennium Dome; what checks were undertaken concerning his background and previous employment; and if he will make a statement.
(110074)
20  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the payments overdue to zone designers at the Millennium Dome at 7th February.
(109959)
21  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list those persons who collectively were responsible for the decisions (a) to discontinue the previous Chief Executive's involvement with the Millennium Dome and (b) to appoint the new Chief Executive.
(110075)
22  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement about the meeting on Wednesday 2nd February between Lord Falconer and sponsors of the Millennium Dome.
(110076)
23  
N  
Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will break down the number of visitors to the Millennium Experience in January by category of ticket purchased, indicating in each case the price paid for each category of ticket.
(109964)
24  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110192)
25  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110193)
26  
  
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on broadcasting Welsh and Gaelic language television programmes throughout the United Kingdom; and what proposals his Department has in this area.
(110285)
27  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of defence exports to the UK.
(110319)
28  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the budget for the Defence Diversification Agency for the financial year 1999-2000.
(110317)
29  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he has received from Her Majesty's Defence AttacheĢ in Chile concerning the effects on Chilean defence purchasing of the arrest of General Pinochet; and if he will make a statement.
(110113)
30  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the letter from the Minister of State for the Armed Forces to the honourable Member for Woodspring of 27th January, concerning Gulf veterans, for what reasons he has been unable to obtain adequate material from Canada on depleted uranium testing work; and what further steps he plans to take to obtain adequate material.
(110071)
31  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money the United Kingdom has (a) spent on and (b) committed to the development of the TRACER programme to date.
(110143)
32  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the United Kingdom will continue with the development of the TRACER system if the United States ceases to participate.
(110141)
33  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contractual provision exists for compensation to be paid in respect of incremental costs incurred by the United Kingdom in the TRACER programme in the event of the United States' withdrawal from the programme.
(110142)
34  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the feasibility study carried out on behalf of his Department for the provision of married quarters at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn.
(110043)
35  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish details of the contract awarded to Waldwin Ltd. under the PFI scheme for the provision of married quarters at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn.
(110044)
36  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to sell off land within Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn for (a) public and (b) private housing development.
(110045)
37  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the (a) contractual and (b) funding difficulties limiting the Army Training and Recruiting Agency's ability to provide trade training for vehicle mechanics.
(109739)
38  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what were the (a) financial provision and (b) expenditure by the Army Training and Recruiting Agency on trade training for the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Bordon in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
(109735)
39  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers based at Bordon were waiting for trade training on (a) 1st February 2000, (b) 1st October 1999, (c) 1st April 1999, (d) 1st October 1998, (e) 1st April 1998, (f) 1st October 1997, (g) 1st April 1997, (h) 1st October 1996 and (i) 1st April 1995.
(109736)
40  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether the contracts let for trade training by the Army Training and Recruiting Agency contain sufficient flexibility to respond to changes in demand within the contract period.
(109740)
41  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what increases in funding for the Army Training and Recruiting Agency to cover trade training have been requested; and what was the response.
(109737)
42  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what level of profit his Department permits contractors to make on non-competitive contracts; and if he will make a statement.
(109967)
43  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the reasons for delay to the original in service date of the Bowman digital battlefield communications system; and if he will make a statement.
(109965)
44  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of capability working groups in the defence procurement system.
(109968)
45  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-competitive contracts, to what aggregate value, were let during the last year for which records are available; and if he will make a statement.
(109966)
46  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list for each country where HM forces are deployed (a) the nature of the deployment, (b) the numbers deployed, by service, and (c) the numbers of civil servants, their dependants and the civilian dependants of service personnel who may be tried under the service discipline acts.
(110009)
47  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Declaration of Principles he signed with the US Secretary for Defense on 5th February.
(109732)
48  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are (a) the official establishment figures for the Royal Military Police, (b) the current manpower and (c) forecast manpower levels for the next three years.
(110008)
49  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money, and over what time scale, he intends to save by purchasing a new track for Challenger II; and if he will make a statement.
(109734)
50  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the recent changes to the US Army budget plan will have on the TRACER/Future Scout and Cavalry System; and if he will make a statement.
(109733)
51  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the official establishments of each of the armed forces legal branches.
(110007)
52  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the value of Britain's arms exports in each of the last 20 years.
(110202)
53  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the (a) manufacture in the United Kingdom of, (b) use by United Kingdom armed forces of and (c) export of cluster bombs.
(110169)
54  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the circumstances in which British armed forces use cluster bombs.
(110170)
55  
  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if cluster bombs available for use by the armed services (a) at present and (b) within the last three years contain depleted uranium.
(110223)
56  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110157)
57  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110158)
58  
N  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the timetable for a decision on SONAR 2087.
(109390)
59  
N  
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his Department's plans to procure four new roll-on roll-off container ships.
(109391)
60  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the level of monitoring for gun explosions at Shoeburyness.
(110232)
61  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the average income of full-time students in higher education in England in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms for each year since 1979.
(109352)
62  
N  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of school leavers went into (a) further education and (b) vocational training, and what percentage of each group went on to higher education in (i) Cambridge, (ii) Peterborough and (iii) Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(109537)
63  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when the Computers Within Reach pilot projects for low-income learners and families will begin.
(110312)
64  
  
Mr Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set aside the passporting test and review his decision to reduce the education element in government grant made available to Newcastle City Council.
(110185)
65  
N  
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when invitations will be issued to submit bids for the next round of Surestart programmes.
(109796)
66  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he is taking to ensure schools receive the support they need to deal with disruptive pupils.
(110238)
67  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110189)
68  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110188)
69  
  
Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the timescale for the publication of the Social Services Inspectorate report into Kinloss School in Worcestershire.
(110304)
70  
  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much public money (a) has been spent and (b) is budgeted to be spent as compensation for traffic noise levels for residents living adjacent to the M25 between Junctions 8 and 10 following the road's widening.
(110233)
71  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the roads-based A3 Hindhead study will report; what is the cost of the project; what plans he has to include a local planning conference as part of the study; when he plans to visit Hindhead; and if he will make a statement.
(110200)
72  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what has been the average time taken between a planning inspector submitting his report to ministers and a decision being taken by ministers in each of the last three years.
(110229)
73  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in relation to the Planning Inspector's Report on the application for change of use for the hangars at the former RAF base at Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, when (a) the inspector's hearing was concluded, (b) the inspector submitted her report to Ministers and (c) the Minister made a decision.
(110227)
74  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to (a) encourage less frequent use of cars and (b) allow local authorities to levy workplace car parking charges, in the West Midlands.
(109565)
75  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with other EU Ministers about exchanging information on good practice regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; and if he will make a statement.
(110005)
76  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the names of the members of the Road Haulage Forum with the names of the organisations and regions they represent; and if he will make a statement.
(110112)
77  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions have taken place within the Council of Ministers regarding meeting the legally-binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions by 2010; and if he will make a statement.
(110006)
78  
  
Mr Christopher Leslie (Shipley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish the consultation document on the regulatory changes required to implement the Basic Safety Standards Directive 96/29/Euratom.
(110303)
79  
  
Mr Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for further consultation on the European Union Directive 96/29 on Euratom.
(110172)
80  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the council tax payable in the area of Derbyshire Dales District Council for bands A-H for the last five years.
(110078)
81  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the council tax payable in Amber Valley for bands A-H for the last five years.
(110077)
82  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many recorded attacks there were upon public transport employees in each of the years from 1992 to date.
(110239)
83  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish a list of brownfield sites in England.
(110235)
84  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110187)
85  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110186)
86  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Broxbourne of 19th July, 1st September, 6th October, 3rd November, 30th November, 4th January and 8th February relating to Mrs Antonia Skielharn, a constituent.
(109960)
87  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will issue the Government's response to the consultation paper entitled Fishing Vessel Accidents and the Recovery of those Lost at Sea, published on 23rd July 1998; and if he will make a statement.
(109567)
88  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list (a) the allocations made under the marine freight facilities grant over the last five years, (b) their amount and (c) to whom the awards were made.
(109566)
89  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the residents of the Manor Farm Estate in Scunthorpe receive a definite offer of 100 per cent. compensation immediately.
(110311)
90  
N  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the wards in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridge ranked by average earnings.
(109533)
91  
N  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridge have been unemployed for longer than (i) six months, (ii) 12 months and (iii) 24 months.
(109535)
92  
N  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of the population in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridge are from ethnic minority groups.
(109534)
93  
N  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many job vacancies currently exist in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridge.
(109536)
94  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will investigate the accuracy of the information given on the Inland Revenue web page on the training allowance for 16 and 17 year olds.
(110226)
95  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 26th January Official Report, column 215W, on VAT, what study he has made of the recent alterations to Annex J of the Sixth VAT Directive regarding the potential it offers for permitting the lowering of rates charged to a private citizen installing energy-saving measures via a contractor; and if he will make a statement.
(110201)
96  
  
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the take-up rate for working families tax credit.
(110284)
97  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110159)
98  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110160)
99  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people earned income (a) between their basic rate limit and £26,000, (b) between £26,000 and £37,000, (c) between £37,000 and £55,000, (d) between £55,000 and £73,000 and (e) over £73,000 in 1990.
(110089)
100  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the change in registered charities' receipts since the ending of the dividend tax credit in each year since 1997-98; and what is the estimated average in the current financial year and each of the next three financial years.
(110110)
101  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate by how much (a) tax and (b) public sector borrowing would have to rise in order to raise health expenditure to 8 per cent. of GDP on the assumption that no changes are made to other expenditure predictions outlined in the 1999 Budget Report.
(110111)
102  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the latest estimate of total household debt (a) including housing debt and (b) excluding housing debt; and what were the comparable figures for each May since May 1997.
(110092)
103  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Treasury has made of the consequences for inflation of a rise in NHS expenditure over five years to the EU average if funded by additional taxation.
(110107)
104  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people earned income (a) between their basic rate limit and £35,000, (b) between £35,000 and £50,000, (c) between £50,000 and £75,000 and (d) between £75,000 and £100,000 in the last financial year.
(110090)
105  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is his most recent estimate of household savings (a) as a percentage of gross domestic product and (b) in nominal cash terms; and what were the comparable figures for each year since May 1997.
(110091)
106  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent research his Department has undertaken on the cost of living and the rate of inflation in (a) different regions of Britain and (b) households of different compositions and characteristics.
(110003)
107  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 17th January, Official Report, column 353W, on asset sales, if he will list the asset sales planned in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02 by (i) central government, (ii) local government and (iii) public corporations; and if he will set out the method by which he calculated the estimates in his Answer of 17th January.
(110012)
108  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on the net income of each decile group of (a) benefit units and (b) households, of increasing the personal tax allowance to £10,000 per annum for all taxpayers; and if he will estimate the cost of such a policy.
(110220)
109  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the effect on the net income of each decile group of (a) benefit units and (b) households, of extending the working families tax credit to (i) couples without dependent children and (ii) single people without dependent children; and if he will estimate the gross cost in each case.
(110219)
110  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the present sterling value of the euros which were purchased from the proceeds of the gold sold from the United Kingdom national reserves in 1999; what value that amount of gold would represent in sterling in today's market; and if he will provide similar statistics for the gold sold in 2000 to date.
(110218)
111  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the diplomatic messages to (a) Chile, (b) Spain, (c) France, (d) Belgium and (e) Switzerland concerning General Pinochet since 1st October 1998.
(110116)
112  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have been held by Her Majesty's Government's representatives with the Government of Bahrain concerning the restoration of the constitution; and if he will make a statement.
(109485)
113  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions have been taken by United Kingdom representatives at the United Nations to promote a peace process in Somalia.
(109486)
114  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the backlog of outstanding cases of entry clearance applications for Somali nationals, broken down by the diplomatic posts which received them.
(109490)
115  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department is taking to assist peace processes in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.
(109491)
116  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list meetings between (a) ministers, (b) embassy staff and (c) officials and representatives of the governments of (i) Spain, (ii) Chile, (iii) France, (iv) Belgium and (v) Switzerland at which the subject of General Pinochet has been raised, since 1st October 1998.
(110115)
117  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the total funding from European Union regional funding that was made available to the UK during 1999.
(110230)
118  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Minister of State's oral statement of 8th February, Official Report, column 29WH, on Iraq, if he will list the food sold by Iraq to Syria in 1999-2000.
(110039)
119  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Minister of State's oral statement of 8th February, Official Report, column 30WH, what reports he has received from Christine Gosden about disease in the Basra area.
(110087)
120  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received since 1st January 1999 from (a) Iran, (b) Jordan, (c) Turkey, (d) Saudi Arabia and (e) the Gulf States about Iraq being a threat to regional peace.
(110038)
121  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Minister of State's oral statement of 8th February, Official Report, column 31WH, on Iraq, what is the location of the vast regional wetland to which he refers.
(110040)
122  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Minister of State's oral statement of 8th February, Official Report, column 29WH, on Iraq, if he will seek an explanation from the Iraqi Government of their reasons for the purchase of bank note counting machines.
(110036)
123  
  
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of South Africa regarding the case of Mzwakhe Mbuli.
(110171)
124  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110161)
125  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110162)
126  
N  
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Israeli Government concerning their recent bombing of power stations in Lebanon.
(109963)
127  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations he has had with oil companies operating in Angola about restricting oil revenues from funding the war and corrupt politicians.
(109253)
128  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made with De Beers to restrict the sale of Angolan diamonds that may be funding the purchase of armaments.
(109254)
129  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British Ambassador in Angola about stepping up sanctions against Angola.
(109255)
130  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions have taken place with the Ukrainian government about restricting the supply of tanks and other arms to Angola; and what was the outcome.
(109256)
131  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what activities are being undertaken by the United Nations to bring about a political solution in Angola.
(109257)
132  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if, in reviewing cleft lip and palate services, he will have regard to (a) the desirability of maintaining different clinical approaches, (b) travelling times to centres of excellence for parents and their children and (c) the practicability of providing adequate specialist nursing support services close to the parents' home.
(110010)
133  
  
Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients on waiting lists have been waiting over one year in (a) 1979, (b) 1989, (c) 1995 and (d) the latest date for which figures are available in Durham Health Authority; and how many patients this represented.
(110225)
134  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what revisions of continuing care agreements have taken place following the Coughlan Appeal Court decision and his Department's instructions that these agreements should be reviewed; and, in particular, what changes have been made in relation to health and social service provision for people with learning disabilities.
(110173)
135  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to propose changes in child labour legislation; and if he will make a statement.
(109492)
136  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of children left local authority care at 16 years of age or older with at least one GCSE or GNVQ qualification in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998 and (iii) 1999.
(110080)
137  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what records he keeps centrally of assualts upon (a) hospital staff and (b) social workers.
(110234)
138  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) manual and (b) powered wheel chairs were purchased by the NHS in each of the last four years.
(109962)
139  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on the purchasing of equipment to nurses employed in the NHS whose salary is paid for by a commercial organisation.
(109961)
140  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St. Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd February, Official Report, column 710W, on influenza immunisation for healthcare workers, if he will publish the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's recommendations on influenza immunisation of healthcare workers for next winter.
(110182)
141  
  
Mr Kerry Pollard (St. Albans):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd February, Official Report, column 710W, on influenza immunisation for healthcare workers, which National Health Service trusts included immunising healthcare staff as part of their planning for this winter; and what proportion of healthcare staff in each trust were immunised against influenza.
(110183)
142  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110151)
143  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110152)
144  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 332W, on asset sales, if he will list those capital assets valued at more than £1 million that his Department, its agencies and associated public bodies plan to sell in the current financial year.
(110004)
145  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long, on average, he has taken to scrutinise each warrant issued under the Interception of Communications Act 1985.
(110041)
146  
N  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further representations he has received regarding the working group on the status of transsexual people since 19th July 1999; what further meetings he and his officials have had with groups representing transsexual people; and what plans he has made for such meetings in the future.
(109393)
147  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member for West Chelmsford will receive substantive replies to his letters concerning his constituents (a) Mr A. Camp, written on 2nd September 1999, (b) Mr Sobarten, written on 29th September 1999, (c) Mr S. Tennant, written on 2nd September 1999 and (d) Mr J. M. Braouli, written on 4th August 1999.
(109738)
148  
  
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in relation to the National Fire College at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, when he will commence implementing the recommendations of the Options Review and over what timescale the implementation will be completed; what discussions he has had with the unions about the recommendations; and what discussions he has had with the private sector about the recommendation to form a private public sector partnership.
(110228)
149  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from Somalia have entered the United Kingdom in each of the last five years, indicating the number who are (a) asylum seekers, (b) dependants seeking family reunion, and (c) visitors; and of those how many have been (i) accepted, (ii) informed and are appealing and (iii) refused and removed.
(109489)
150  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to which (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) lawyers and (d) foreign governments information concerning the medical condition of General Pinochet has been made available.
(110117)
151  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many motorists were convicted and fined during 1999 for driving in a bus lane in the Greater London area during the restricted hours of bus lane usage.
(110215)
152  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Executive, (b) Scottish bodies and (c) the Scottish Parliament regarding the impact of the Terrorism Bill on devolved areas of responsibility.
(109563)
153  
N  
Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the legislation within the competence of the Scottish Parliament which falls to be amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill.
(109564)
154  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what account has been taken of Scottish interests in drawing up the proposal to merge the Moreton and Manstone Fire Service establishments.
(108430)
155  
  
Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will announce plans to restructure the formula governing police authority funding.
(110178)
156  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the cost to date to public funds of the hijacking of the Ariana Airlines aircraft.
(109819)
157  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy not to entertain asylum applications from the hijackers of the Ariana Airlines aircraft; and if he will make a statement on the status of applications for asylum by hijackers who arrived in the UK during the last five years.
(109818)
158  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how HMP Manchester has performed against its Service Level Agreement and key performance indicators in each year of the Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(109885)
159  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what factors underlay the decision to subject HMP Manchester to market testing; and if he will make a statement.
(109886)
160  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the timetable for the competition for the operation of HMP Manchester; and if he will make a statement.
(109887)
161  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 19th January, Official Report, columns 456-7W, on prison tenders, what conclusion was reached in respect of the application of the rules governing business appointments to the former Prison Service Director of Security; what advice was given by the Cabinet Office in relation to the former Director of Security; and if he will make a statement.
(109888)
162  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what powers the Metropolitan Police have used in the last 30 years, which are still in force and which replicate the powers contained in the Royal Parks (Trading) Bill in respect of highways and public areas adjacent to St. James's Park; and if he will make a statement.
(109392)
163  
  
Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the crime clear-up rate was by (a) force and crime type and (b) basic command unit and crime type, for the year ending September 1999.
(110306)
164  
  
Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for which National Strategy for Police Information Systems applications contracts have been awarded; who will supply them; what are the projected delivery completion dates; and what are the expected benefits.
(110307)
165  
  
Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which National Strategy for Police Information Systems applications have been designed to address cross-border crime between police authority areas.
(110309)
166  
  
Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for which National Strategy for Police Information Systems applications contracts have not been awarded.
(110308)
167  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the honourable Member for South East Cambridgeshire's letter on behalf of a constituent, Mrs Anna Newton, which was acknowledged by his Office on 2nd November 1999 (Reference 21142/99); and what steps he is taking to improve the timeliness of replies from his Office.
(110140)
168  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110165)
169  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110166)
170  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current penalties are for malicious calls to emergency services; and what plans he has to increase the penalties.
(110314)
171  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls to (a) fire brigades, (b) police forces and (c) ambulance services were (i) false alarms and (ii) malicious calls in each of the past five years.
(110315)
172  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total number of 999 call-outs, for (a) the Fire Service, (b) the Police and (c) ambulances in each of the past five years.
(110313)
173  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total cost of (a) false alarms and (b) malicious calls to the emergency services in each of the past five years.
(110305)
174  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what primates were brought into this country through Dover on 3rd February having sailed on the 'Cap Afrique' from Dunkirk; what was their (a) origin and (b) destination; and what arrangements were made for their welfare during their journey.
(110231)
175  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the projects in Somalia supported by her Department as part of (a) multi-lateral and (b) bi-lateral projects; and if she will make a statement.
(109487)
176  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by her Department come from a sustainable source.
(110196)
177  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by her Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110197)
178  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the current situation in Angola concerning the need for humanitarian aid and the supply of such aid.
(109251)
179  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, to what extent the situation in Angola permits the provision of development aid as well as humanitarian aid; and if she will list the current provision of such aid.
(109252)
180  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110163)
181  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110164)
182  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will invite past, present, temporary and permanent staff at the Reading Area Legal Aid Board office to comment anonymously about practices at the centre.
(110016)
183  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what action he plans to take to ensure transparency and public accountability in the workings of Legal Aid Board offices, with particular reference to the Reading Area Office.
(110013)
184  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the Legal Aid Board's compliance with section 38 of the Legal Aid Act 1988.
(110020)
185  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what measures he plans to take to ensure the Legal Aid Board prevents double payments and payments to fraudulent and fictional clients.
(110017)
186  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the measures in place at Legal Aid Board offices to prevent computer fraud and consequent abuse of public funds.
(110018)
187  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will investigate reports that staff at the Reading Area Legal Aid Board office are required to make up missing details on legal aid application forms.
(110015)
188  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will investigate the activities of the Reading area office and committee of the Legal Aid Board.
(110001)
189  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the ability of the current management of the Legal Aid Board, with particular reference to the Reading Area Office, to implement planned changes to legal services.
(110014)
190  
N  
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans the Government has to alter the current system of rewards to Legal Aid Board managers who process claims quickly.
(110019)
191  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people have been killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland since 1988.
(110318)
192  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will list the names of the individuals involved in undertaking the review of the Parades Commission.
(110049)
193  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish a list of individuals and organisations who (a) have been invited to make submissions, (b) have made written submissions and (c) have made oral submissions to the review of the Parades Commission.
(110048)
194  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reasons he is to conduct a second review of the Parades Commission.
(110042)
195  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will publish the report of the review of the Parades Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(110047)
196  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if the current review of the Parades Commission will be completed prior to the appointment of new members and a new Chairman to the Commission.
(110046)
197  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many families have been rehoused in Northern Ireland to escape terrorist activities since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110054)
198  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many armed robberies there have been in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110052)
199  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been (a) shot and (b) mutilated by terrorists since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110057)
200  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been murdered by terrorists since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110058)
201  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many attacks have been made on the RUC since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110053)
202  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people in Northern Ireland have been hospitalised following beatings by terrorists since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110056)
203  
  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate the number of people who have been held at gunpoint in armed robberies in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement.
(110316)
204  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many people from Northern Ireland have been forced into exile by terrorist activity since the Good Friday Agreement.
(110055)
205  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110155)
206  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110156)
207  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the President of the Council, how many parliamentary questions have been tabled by Right honourable and honourable Members, pursuing delays on the part of Government departments in replying to correspondence since May 1997; and if she will indicate how many were tabled by (a) Conservative, (b) Labour and (c) other honourable Members.
(110079)
208  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the President of the Council, what steps she has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by her Department come from a sustainable source.
(110190)
209  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by her Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110191)
210  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his letter of 8th February to the honourable Member for Linlithgow, if he will set out the conditions which Iraq must fulfil to have made real progess on disarmament.
(109601)
211  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110153)
212  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110154)
213  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many appeals were heard by the Independent Tribunal Service and the Appeals Service in (a) May 1997 to April 1998 and (b) May 1998 to April 1999; how many of the appeals in each of the years were successful; what was the total amount paid in benefit arrears arising from those appeals for each of those years; and if he will make a statement.
(109820)
214  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when claim forms for the winter fuel payments will be made available.
(109821)
215  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110198)
216  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110199)
217  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will reply to the letter of 5th November 1999 from the honourable member for Banff and Buchan regarding benefit payments and rural post offices.
(110011)
218  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government of Zimbabwe has paid for (a) the Hawk aircraft and (b) the spare parts for these aircraft for which export credits guarantee support has been given.
(109729)
219  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the reasons for his referral of matters relating to grants paid to subsidiaries of Taanstec plc to the police.
(110051)
220  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the export licences for defence equipment to Bahrain for each of the past five years, indicating the amount underwritten by the ECGD.
(109488)
221  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice he has received from the Trade AttacheĢ of the British Embassy in Chile concerning the trade effects of the arrest of General Pinochet.
(110114)
222  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will make a decision on the location of the synchrotron.
(110002)
223  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what guidelines have been given to officials regarding the issuing of export licences for defence equipment to Pakistan.
(109731)
224  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in what position the United Kingdom was ranked in terms of arms exports, in the last year for which figures are available.
(110224)
225  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the circumstances in which it is possible to revoke arms export licences.
(110167)
226  
  
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps the Government is taking to ensure benefit recipients avoid costs and bank charges arising from planned changes in the way benefits are paid to automated credit transfer.
(110237)
227  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in each year since 1979, how many sub-post offices have closed; and how many of that number closed because no-one was prepared to take the business over following the (a) death and (b) retirement of the sub-postmaster or sub-post mistress.
(110177)
228  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria will be used to decide the location of the ATMs to be sited at sub-post offices.
(110174)
229  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with the Post Office and banks concerning (a) the criteria to be used for locating ATMs in post offices and (b) the additional income to sub-postmasters and sub-post mistresses ATMs are planned to generate.
(110176)
230  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many of the ATMs earmarked for post offices have been installed; and if he will list their whereabouts.
(110175)
231  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110150)
232  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110149)
233  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he has taken since 1997 to reduce the administrative burden on small businesses.
(109562)
234  
N  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on matters discussed and agreements made during the recent visit of departmental staff to Japan to meet officials of the nuclear industry, the Japanese government and safety regulators.
(109914)
235  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he has taken to ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department come from a sustainable source.
(110216)
236  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will ensure that paper and timber products purchased by his Department are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from a sustainable source.
(110217)


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