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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 13 March 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 13 March 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 13th MARCH
1  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, what restrictions there are on the number of overseas staff an honourable Member can have photo passes for which; when these restrictions were imposed; and what plans his Committee has to review them.
(114204)
2  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 723W, on tree felling licences, if he will identify in respect of each of the breaches the owner or organisation responsible and the nature of the breaches alleged.
(114386)
3  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 723W, on tree felling licences, if he will place a copy of the licence referred to in the Library.
(114430)
4  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will place in the Library a copy of the preliminary guidance drawn up by the Forestry Commission as to how its staff when considering felling licences should respond to potential conflict arising from the EU requirement to restore heathland habitats in Dorset and the need to retain trees as a habitat for woodland birds and as an amenity landscape feature.
(114322)
5  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 7th March, Official Report, column 581W, on tree felling licences, what was the size and location of each area covered by the licences; and how long each licence is to remain in force.
(114213)
6  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what controls are in place to prevent varieties of GM crops not approved for sale for planting in the EU being imported into the UK as animal feed.
(113763)
7  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made with negotiating the voluntary agreement with industry on labelling of genetically-modified produce.
(113765)
8  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what research he has commissioned on the safety for human consumption of meat from animals fed on GM crops.
(113767)
9  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what maximum percentage of the diet of (a) animals reared for meats, (b) animals kept for dairy produce and (c) poultry may originate from a GM crop or a mixture of GM crops.
(113769)
10  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to introduce a novel feed regulation to ensure the safety and labelling of genetically-modified animal feedstuffs.
(113764)
11  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made on the proposed European Novel Feed Regulation to ensure the labelling of GM animal feed.
(113766)
12  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what research he has commissioned into the implications for safety or welfare of animals of being fed on GM crops.
(113768)
13  
N  
Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what restriction is placed on feeding chickens with unprocessed GM maize containing antibiotic-resistant marker genes in (a) the UK and (b) the EU.
(113762)
14  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received in relation to the proposed cut in grant-in-aid to the Environment Agency in support of its fisheries work.
(114435)
15  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Review Committee will publish its report.
(114437)
16  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the proposed reduction in grant-in-aid to the Environment Agency in support of its fisheries work.
(114436)
17  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what estimate he has made of the number of job losses resulting from the proposed cut in grant-in-aid to the Environment Agency in support of its fisheries work.
(114434)
18  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on how the Government intends to encourage farmers (a) to protect and maintain hedgerows and (b) to increase the number and area of field buffer strips; and if he will make a statement.
(114173)
19  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many tenanted farms there are in (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire; what is the percentage of these farms compared to the total farming area of (i) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (ii) Shropshire; and if he will make a statement.
(114381)
20  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when a decision will be taken on placing Avantis GM maize seeds on the national seed list.
(114352)
21  
  
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will list those regulatory impact assessments published during the latest six month period.
(114551)
22  
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.
(114349)
23  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which BBC film projects have been awarded National Lottery funding; to what value in each case; and on what conditions.
(114350)
24  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what was the expenditure by his Department on the sport of athletics in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99; and what are the planned levels of expenditure in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-01, and (iii) 2001-02.
(113819)
25  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement about his policy on the selection of a venue for a British bid to stage the 2005 World Athletics Championships.
(113761)
26  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Sheffield City Council, (b) Gateshead Council, (c) the City of Edinburgh Council and (d) the Scottish Executive about a national athletics stadium; and if he will make a statement.
(113818)
27  
N  
Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement about his Department's consideration of Twickenham Stadium as a venue for (a) the World Athletics Championships in 2005 and (b) track and field events and opening and closing ceremonies during a London Olympic Games.
(113760)
28  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications for National Lottery grants have been submitted to date by organisations in the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency; of these, how many were successful; and what was the total amount of such grants.
(112933)
29  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met representatives of the Central Council for Physical Recreation to discuss sport in schools.
(114441)
30  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the organisations with which he has discussed the provision of sport in schools during the past year.
(114442)
31  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met representatives of the National Playing Fields Association to discuss sport in schools.
(114440)
32  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he last met representatives of the Local Government Association to discuss sport in schools.
(114439)
33  
  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the proposed further £28 million loan has been allocated by the Millennium Commission to the New Millennium Experience Company.
(114686)
34  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if it is his policy that multiplex digital radio should extend diversity and choice within the radio broadcasting spectrum.
(114476)
35  
  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if the restrictions that apply to applications for digital multiplex broadcast licences extend to the provision of programme streams within the multiplex.
(114475)
36  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are involved in patrolling the no-fly zones in northern and southern Iraq.
(114516)
37  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the exercises carried out by Her Majesty's armed forces in Kenya in each of the last five years.
(114429)
38  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the unit cost of production of tritium for use by his Department.
(114444)
39  
  
Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimates have been made of the quantites of unexploded munitions left behind after exercises in Kenya; and what assessments have been made of the costs of clearing such unexploded munitions.
(114445)
40  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the number of Army personnel (i) deployed to and (ii) stationed in (a) Kosovo, (b) Bosnia and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the past five years.
(114256)
41  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current strength of KFOR; and which countries are contributing forces to the operation, indicating how many men each contributes.
(114257)
42  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the amount of training ammunition expended by the (a) Army infantry, (b) Royal Artillery and (c) Navy, expressed as a percentage, in each of the last five years, taking 1995 as 100 per cent.
(114254)
43  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the figures for the mean time between failures for (a) the SA80 as modified, (b) the G36, (c) 5IG (Swiss Army), (d) DEMAR. Co, (e) M16 and (f) other personal weapons recently tested by the army.
(114217)
44  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the figures are for the mean time between failure for the British Army Light Support Weapon (a) modified and (b) unmodified, and for other Light Support Weapon equvialents used by other armed forces tested by the British army.
(114214)
45  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current strength of KFOR deployed in Kosovo.
(114258)
46  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent field trial report on (a) SA80 and (b) LSW.
(114215)
47  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the number of training parachute jumps undertaken by Army personnel in each of the past five years.
(114255)
48  
N  
Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reliability tests the armed forces have carried out on personal weapons used by other armed forces, with particular reference to (a) G.36, (b) S/G (Swiss Army), (c) DEMAR. Co (upgraded M16) and (d) M16.
(114216)
49  
N  
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 7th March, Official Report, column 638W, and his oral Answers of 21st February, Official Report, column 1219 and 24th January, Official Report, column 10, concerning future use of MoD property, what the relationship is between the confidentiality requested by developers and the requirement to provide information to local and national elected representatives.
(114417)
50  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when HMS 'Dumbarton Castle' is due to end her service with the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.
(114506)
51  
  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on future naval deployments in the south-west Atlantic.
(114505)
52  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in the current year's Defence Housing Executive upgrade programme (a) what percentage of contractors underbid significantly, (b) if he will list the contractors who (i) underbid and (ii) were subsequently dismissed and (c) by what percentage retendered prices were higher than the original bids.
(113751)
53  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the reduction in this year's Defence Housing Executive budget for upgrades will be restored in the next financial year.
(113753)
54  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the review of the Defence Housing Executive prepared jointly by his Department and the Treasury.
(113755)
55  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what price will be charged to service families for the Defence Housing Executive's contract cleaning scheme on vacating property; where it will be trialled; when it will be available universally; and if he will make a statement.
(113757)
56  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been (a) the rise or (b) the fall in demand for each grade 8 married quarters, in each quarter since January 1997.
(113759)
57  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the European Staff Requirement on strategic airlift.
(113934)
58  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all prime contractors and major subcontractors for the (a) CV (F), (b) Future Carrier Borne Aircraft, (c) Type 45 destroyer, (d) strategic sealift, (e) Bowman, (f) Tracer, (g) Bvraam, (h) Asraam, (i) Hercules Rolling Replacement-tranche 2 and (j) short-term strategic airlift.
(113889)
59  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the cost of the new garages, workshops and hard standing for main battle tanks at Catterick Garrison.
(113750)
60  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the return rate for the defence housing executive's customer satisfaction slips; and if he will make a statement.
(113752)
61  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the review of married quarters estates produced by Professor Ian Cole of Sheffield University.
(113754)
62  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the future location of the defence helicopter support organisation.
(113756)
63  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many married quarters in each grade are available to the Defence Housing Executive; how many service families are entitled to quarters in each grade; and if he will make a statement.
(113758)
64  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) single quarters and (b) married quarters there are at (i) RAF Halton and (ii) RAF High Wycombe; and how many of such quarters in each station are unoccupied.
(114208)
65  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many quarters at (a) RAF Halton and (b) RAF High Wycombe are the subject of repossession proceedings; how many of those cases involve households with dependent children; and if he will make a statement.
(114206)
66  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many repossession proceedings his Department initiated in respect of RAF quarters in each of the last three years; how many of those proceedings resulted in a court order for the eviction of the occupants; and if he will make a statement.
(114209)
67  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his policy towards service families left living in service quarters after divorce or separation from the serviceman or woman to whom those quarters had been allocated.
(114207)
68  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, further to his Answer of 21st February, Official Report, column 738W, to the honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, on Masonic organisations, if the act of administering an oath to a Loyal Orange Lodge or allowing an oath to be administered on his Department's premises or property is considered be among those actions that encourage or promote membership of a secretive organisation for the purposes of the Joint Service Defence Council Instruction on Membership of Organisations such as the Freemasons.
(114648)
69  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the military establishments within (a) Devon and (b) the Torbay constituency, indicating in each case the complement; what plans he has to change the (i) number and (ii) manning of such establishments; and if he will make a statement.
(114553)
70  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the military establishments within (a) Devon and (b) the Torbay constituency that are occupied leasehold, indicating the dates for the expiry of the leases.
(114552)
71  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency at the firing ranges at Shoeburyness has been carried out on behalf of (a) the UK's armed forces only and (b) the armed forces of foreign countries in the last 12 months.
(114509)
72  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much notice is given to local residents prior to the commencement of gun explosions at Shoeburyness.
(114510)
73  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency last visited Warden Bay to check monitoring levels for gun explosions at Shoeburyness.
(114507)
74  
  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he intends to visit Warden Bay to investigate the complaints by local residents about the noise levels of explosions from the firing range at Shoeburyness.
(114508)
75  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is his estimate of the average class sizes for (a) five, (b) six, (c) seven, (d) eight, (e) nine, (f) 10, (g) 11, (h) 12, (i) 13, (j) 14, (k) 15, (l) 16 and (m) 17 year olds, for schools within the Taunton constituency, for (i) 1995-96, (ii) 1996-97, (iii) 1997-98, (iv) 1998-99 and (v) 1999-2000; and if he will make a statement.
(114685)
76  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if grammar schools are eligible for sports college status.
(114474)
77  
  
Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much funding was awarded to North Tyneside Local Education Authority in each year from 1997-98 to 1999-2000 in respect of (a) reduction in infant class sizes, broken down by (i) revenue and (ii) capital, (b) the national grid for learning, (c) literacy programmes, (d) numeracy programmes, (e) books for schools, (f) truancy initiatives, (g) school security, (h) standards fund, school effectiveness, (i) excellence in cities, (j) new deal for schools, (k) voluntary aided school capital grant, (l) energy efficiency, (m) music programmes, (n) year 6 booster classes and (o) education SSA.
(114535)
78  
  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is his most recent estimate of the total cost of administering the assessment scheme in respect of performance-related pay.
(114438)
79  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what measures are in place to assess the effectiveness of the ONE service in assisting people with a mental illness.
(114674)
80  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to the Answer of 9th March, Official Report, columns 791-92W, if he will make it his policy to collect statistics on the numbers of people with a mental illness attending ONE meetings and the numbers who subsequently gain employment.
(114673)
81  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many extra pupils he expects to enter West Sussex schools over the next 15 years.
(114393)
82  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of additional housebuilding in West Sussex on provision of school places over the next 15 years.
(114392)
83  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage increase in spending on universities he has provided for in the forthcoming financial year; and if he will make a statement.
(113887)
84  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many children in (a) secondary, (b) junior and (c) nursery schools are in classes of over 30; and what the totals were in each of the previous five years.
(113888)
85  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what has been the percentage increase in revenue spending on education by Her Majesty's Government in each of the past 10 years.
(113886)
86  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he has received from BAA the results of their feasibility study into a second main runway at Gatwick; and if he will make a statement.
(114346)
87  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the status of the agreement between the then Government and Crawley Borough Council which prohibits the building of a second runway at Gatwick Airport until 2019.
(114345)
88  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if his Department's South East and East of England Regional Air Services Study will include an assessment of the northern runway option at Gatwick.
(114344)
89  
N  
Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what account Ofwat took of minimum staffing levels required in respect of safety when setting its revised price controls for the water industry; and if he will make a statement.
(114131)
90  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 670W, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by English Nature to its local teams in September 1999.
(114321)
91  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many reported incidents involving liquid and gas spills caused by hose failures there have been in the United Kingdom in the last five years for which figures are available; what was the cost of cleaning up each incident and who met the cost in each case; what the estimated cost was of the (a) environmental damage and (b) property damage caused by each incident; and how many people sustained injuries in each incident.
(114220)
92  
N  
Mr Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress has been made with the studies of improvements to the A453 between Kegworth and Clifton; when the results will be published; and if he will make a statement on the future of road links between the M1 motorway and the city of Nottingham.
(114323)
93  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to require information about car mileage to be notified to the DVLA when the car is sold; and if he will make a statement.
(114495)
94  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his estimate of the number of motor vehicles that were welded together and offered for resale during 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(114494)
95  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps in conjunction with the British Railways Board and the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority to ensure that the land at Bristol Road, Stonehouse, is withdrawn from the next round of land sales.
(112991)
96  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the safety tests carried out by classification societies related to lifejackets; and on what date the approval was rescinded.
(114529)
97  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions for breaches of safe manning certificates have taken place in the last 12 months.
(114526)
98  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will introduce legislation to ensure that all UK vessels carry voyage data recorders.
(114524)
99  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many random inspections of vessels in UK ports have taken place in the last 12 months, and how many prosecutions resulted from these inspections.
(114527)
100  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recommendations were made to him by the Marine Accident Investigation Board following the sinking of the 'Rema'.
(114525)
101  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to eliminate risks posed by the practice of payment by incentive by road hauliers.
(114519)
102  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will increase the minimum deposit for the grant of a O licence from £5,000 to £20,000.
(114518)
103  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make the issuing of licences for the use of handheld radios on railway yards site-specific.
(114514)
104  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many multi-agency stops were carried out by his Department with other agencies in the last 12 months; where they took place; and how many multi-agency stops were carried out in 1997-98.
(114534)
105  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will issue guidelines identifying (a) the correct telephony equipment for use in railway freight yards and (b) suitable training courses for operatives.
(114515)
106  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many prosecutions of companies owning unseaworthy vessels took place in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000.
(114523)
107  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the result of the Marine and Coastguard Agency investigation into the safety of lifejackets following the loss of the 'Sleipner' ferry.
(114528)
108  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to introduce higher penalties for the evasion of safety regulations in (a) United Kingdom ships and (b) foreign ships using United Kingdom ports.
(114522)
109  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to introduce higher penalties for the evasion of safety regulations on (a) UK ships and (b) foreign ships using UK ports.
(114701)
110  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many fishing vessels were prohibited from putting to sea following safety inspections by officials of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(112766)
111  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the range of penalties that can be imposed on the owners of fishing vessels for (a) the failure to maintain vessels in a seaworthy condition and (b) neglect of safety equipment; and if he will make a statement.
(112767)
112  
N  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many officials are employed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to carry out inspections of fishing vessels in relation to (a) their seaworthiness and (b) the adequacy and maintenance of their safety equipment; and if he will make a statement.
(112768)
113  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what legal advice he has received in the last year on proposals to change the powers of local authorities in respect of airports they own.
(114573)
114  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of extending the powers of local authorities in respect of airports they own.
(114574)
115  
  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the potential use that local authorities might make in respect of airports they own of the new obligation on local authorities to promote economic and social well-being.
(114575)
116  
N  
Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the safety aspects relating to potentially dangerous loads of the accident on the M3 near Basingstoke on 7th March.
(114371)
117  
N  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action his Department is taking to combat violence against public transport personnel.
(112606)
118  
N  
Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will direct London Underground to conduct an inquiry into continuing delays on the Jubilee Line, the operation and use of doors on the westbound platform at Westminster station, the operation of doors on the eastbound platform at Westminster station on the evening of 7th March and the delay to a southbound train at Baker Street station on the morning of 8th March.
(114324)
119  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the recommendations contained in the report on urban regeneration by Lord Rodgers have been implemented by the Government.
(114410)
120  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the Government's total spending on housing in each of the years (a) 1993-94, (b) 1994-95, (c) 1995-96, (d) 1996-97, (e) 1997-98 and (f) 1998-99; and what will it be in (x) 1999-2000 and (y) 2000-01.
(114416)
121  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will give details of his replacement for the Estates Renewal Challenge Fund.
(114415)
122  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish the housebuilding figures announced on 7th March broken down by county.
(114413)
123  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what environmental objectives have been set for SEEDA.
(114397)
124  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what undertakings he has received from the Department of Education and Employment regarding the provision of additional schools and school places over the next 15 years to cater for the increased housing requirement in West Sussex.
(114407)
125  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to publish his housing green paper.
(114427)
126  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list his official visits abroad since May 1997; and what is their total cost.
(114383)
127  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many council house sales have been completed in each of the last 20 years.
(114395)
128  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what density of habitation for housebuilding will result for each region of England from his Policy Statement in response to the Crow Report on 7th March.
(114405)
129  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what balance of brownfield and greenfield development he expects to take place in each of the English regions in the next 15 years as a result of his statement on 7th March.
(114412)
130  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, to what extent the housebuilding requirement for the South East of England as set out in his statement on 7th March will differ from that recommended by SERPLAN.
(114404)
131  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what his definition is of affordable housing as applied to the South East region.
(114426)
132  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many new homes will need to be built in West Sussex in (a) the next 15 years and (b) over each of the next five years as a result of his housebuilding policy announcement on 7th March.
(114402)
133  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what tax incentives he has recommended to the Chancellor to encourage more housebuilding on brownfield sites.
(114403)
134  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the water companies about ensuring the increased provision of water supplies to West Sussex homes following his announcement on 7th March on the need for more houses.
(114401)
135  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many new (a) private houses and (b) social houses have been built in each of the years (i) 1993-94, (ii) 1994-95, (iii) 1995-96, (iv) 1996-97, (v) 1997-98 and (vi) 1998-99; and how many are planned planned for (x) 1999-2000 and (y) 2000-01.
(114394)
136  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what undertakings he has received from the Department of Health regarding the provision of additional hospital and other medical services over the next 15 years to cater for the increased housing requirement in West Sussex.
(114408)
137  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the total cost of special advisers employed in his Department in each of the years (a) 1997, (b) 1998 and (c) 1999; and what is his forecast for the current year.
(114400)
138  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many of the recommendations contained in the report on urban regeneration by Lord Rodgers he will have implemented by the end of 2000.
(114411)
139  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many special advisers have been employed in his Department in each of the years (a) 1997, (b) 1998 and (c) 1999; and what is his forecast for the current year.
(114399)
140  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what additional money will be available for the replacement of the Estates Renewal Challenge Fund next year.
(114414)
141  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what advice he has given to local authorities when drawing up their own five year local plans as to the effect of the Government's five-year reviews of housing demand in the South East of England.
(114398)
142  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he has taken to investigate the leaks regarding the Government's response to the Crow Report to which he referred in his announcement in the House on 7th March.
(114409)
143  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many council houses he estimates will have been sold to tenants in the current financial year.
(114396)
144  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures he intends to put in place to discourage single person occupancy of new households over the next 20 years.
(114406)
145  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his estimate of the acreage of brownfield sites available for housing development in (a) London and (b) the South East Region.
(114385)
146  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what register there is of brownfield sites available for housing development in (a) London and (b) the South East Region.
(114384)
147  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities which will not be in a position to introduce a tenant participation compact by 1st April; what action is being taken to ensure that authorities enter into a compact at the earliest opportunity; and if he will make a statement.
(114699)
148  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has to encourage the rehabilitation of run-down property by registered social landlords; and if he will make a statement.
(114695)
149  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will review the ill health retirement guidelines for ME sufferers who are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(114380)
150  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps are being taken to prepare a response to the recommendation in the Twentieth Report of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1998-99 (HC 477), about Greater London.
(114561)
151  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to include in the preparation of the White Paper on rural issues investment in and support for the management of green and open spaces within conurbations, with special reference to London.
(114554)
152  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what mechanisms exist to ensure that initiatives across London which affect green and open spaces and the public funds invested in them can be coordinated.
(114560)
153  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what hectarage of green and open space land open to the public is (i) owned and (ii) managed by the (a) Corporation of London, (b) Royal Parks Agency, (c) Lee Valley Regional Park, (d) London boroughs, (e) English Heritage and (f) other agencies.
(114558)
154  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much public funding was spent within the boundary of the M25 on (1) management and maintenance and (2) the development, conservation and restoration of public and open spaces, parks, gardens and estates by (a) the Corporation of London, (b) the Royal Parks Agency, (c) the Lee Valley Regional Park, (d) the Heritage Lottery Fund, (e) the London boroughs, (f) English Heritage and (g) other agencies and by way of (i) grants made available via the Government Office for London for Single Regeneration Budget or related green space projects, (ii) ESF Objective 2 grants related to green space enhancement and (iii) grants made by London TECs for country green space development projects in the last 12 months.
(114559)
155  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the development of liquefied petroleum gas-powered vehicles in rural areas.
(113932)
156  
N  
Dr Gavin Strang (Edinburgh East and Musselburgh):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the level of capital investment by National Air Traffic Services Ltd in each year for which figures are available from 1st April 1996.
(114005)
157  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to include measures to modernise the rights of way network in the Countryside Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(112568)
158  
  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the report commissioned from Lord Trotman into finance for small and medium sized enterprises is to be published.
(114443)
159  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the erosion of revenue from VAT as a result of the increase in e-commerce.
(114568)
160  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the role of micro-credit in assisting the growth of enterprise in deprived communities; and if he will make a statement.
(114636)
161  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on (a) state aid for pig farmers and (b) monetary compensation to farmers for currency fluctuations.
(114683)
162  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by income decile in the UK the number of cancer deaths for each type of cancer for each year from 1992; and if he will make a statement.
(114172)
163  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when definitive estimates on the number of people who have benefited from (a) the national minimum wage and (b) the working families tax credit by parliamentary constituency will be available; and if he will make a statement.
(114569)
164  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the number and type of cancers in people (a) in the UK as a whole, (b) on low incomes and (c) who are unemployed for the last available year; and if he will make a statement.
(114175)
165  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the increased cost to United Kingdom businesses resulting from the introduction of IR35.
(114500)
166  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated tax receipts flowing from the introduction of IR35 are for the next financial year.
(114503)
167  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the possible loss of revenue resulting from people leaving the United Kingdom following the introduction of IR35.
(114499)
168  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost of the legislation introducing IR35.
(114502)
169  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the administrative cost of IR35 will be in each of the next three financial years.
(114501)
170  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what examination of prison conditions and the length of detention without trial has been undertaken by United Kingdom officials in Pakistan.
(113820)
171  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what actions have been taken by his Department to encourage India and Pakistan to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(113813)
172  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contacts United Kingdom representatives have had with human rights and civil liberties groups in Pakistan since the military take over; and if he will make a statement.
(113814)
173  
N  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to review the relations between the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.
(114176)
174  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the imprisonment of James Mawdsley in Burma; and what representations he has made to the Burmese Government.
(114379)
175  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his latest assessment of the situation of James Mandsley, imprisoned in Burma.
(114006)
176  
N  
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the results were of the recent EU and People's Republic of China human rights dialogue with regard to Tibet; and if he will make a statement.
(114260)
177  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what approach was made to him by the makers of the ITV television programme shown on Monday 6th March on Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
(114170)
178  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the latest policy of Her Majesty's Government towards sanctions on Iraq.
(114171)
179  
  
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence of MS is (a) in North Staffordshire and (b) in the United Kingdom.
(114472)
180  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many elected members of local authorities have been appointed (a) chairman and (b) non-executive director of (i) health authorities and (ii) trusts since 1st May 1997, indicating the party affiliation in each case.
(114366)
181  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will order the three closed wards at Broomfield Hospital to be reopened until he has reached a decision on the appeal against closure being brought by the Mid-Essex community health councils.
(114212)
182  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when regulations on ethical investment policy for hospital trusts and health authorities will be likely to come into force; and if they will restrict investment in companies connected with the arms trade.
(114219)
183  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospital trusts and health authorities which invest pension funds and donations in companies known to have connections with the arms trade.
(114218)
184  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on cigarette consumption of the withdrawal of gratis points; and if he will make a statement.
(114530)
185  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has for the redevelopment of children's services in North West London, with specific reference to (a) Northwick Park hospital's new paediatric ambulatory care unit and (b) matched funding from North Thames Region for the £2.5 million raised from public subscription.
(114570)
186  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what annual number of obstetric deliveries is deemed to be the threshold for a trust to be able to support a natal intensive care unit.
(114571)
187  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision has been made by the Neo-Natal In-services Commissioning investigation for NHS North Thames Region in their examination of the most suitable locations for natal intensive care unit services in the region, for audit of the cost and current usage data being submitted to them by the individual trusts.
(114572)
188  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what studies he has commissioned to establish how many users, as distinct from individual calls, there are of NHS Direct.
(114496)
189  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many nurses are employed by NHS Direct; and how many are expected to be employed once the service has achieved national coverage.
(114497)
190  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list (a) the political affiliation of non-executives appointed to NHS bodies, in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by body, health authority, region and in total, (b) the names of those whose political affiliation has changed during this period and (c) the political affiliation of those who have left non-executive posts in the same period; and if he will make a statement.
(114211)
191  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish estimates of the number of known or registered drug addicts per 100,000 people in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) the United States of America and (c) the Netherlands.
(114221)
192  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test for overseas doctors.
(114447)
193  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for reducing cancer deaths among people living in poverty in the UK.
(114174)
194  
N  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the health risks of school children carrying excessive weight in unsuitable school bags.
(114382)
195  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department is giving the public on peeling apples before they are consumed; and what is the reason for that advice and the methods used to communicate the advice.
(114348)
196  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department is giving the public on the peeling and topping of carrots before they are consumed; what is the reason for that advice; and what are the methods used to communicate the advice.
(114418)
197  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which fruits and vegetables apart from apples and carrots his Department is advising the public to peel before consuming; what is the reason for that advice; and what are the methods used to communicate the advice.
(114347)
198  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died as a result of an anaesthetic for a dental procedure in a community dental practice since 1970.
(114555)
199  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the overseas ministerial visits that have taken place since May 1997, indicating the purpose of each visit.
(112770)
200  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 31st January regarding a constituent Ref. POH(6)5608/39.
(114351)
201  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were stopped and searched in 1998 and in 1989; how many people were arrested following stop and search in 1998 and 1999; how many white people per 1,000 population were stopped and searched in 1998 and 1999; how many black and ethnic minority people per 1,000 population were stopped and searched in 1998 and 1999; how many white people per 1,000 population were arrested following stop and search in 1998 and 1999; how many black and ethnic minority people were arrested following stop and search in 1998 and 1999; what was the ratio of stop and searches for black and ethnic minority people for each white person stopped and searched in 1998 and 1999; what was the ratio of arrest following stop and search for black and ethnic minority people for each white person arrested following stop and search in 1998 and 1999; and what was the ratio for conviction following stop and search for black and ethnic minority people for each white person convicted following stop and search in 1998 and 1999 for each police authority in England, and for each borough in the Metropolitan Police area.
(114431)
202  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inmates of Feltham Young Offenders Unit and other young offenders' units in England have been assessed as mentally ill and are awaiting transfer to hospitals.
(114511)
203  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average waiting time for transfer to hospitals of current inmates in young offender institutions in England who have been assessed as mentally ill; and what was the average for each of the last three years.
(114512)
204  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response he has had to his letter to local authorities and chief constables asking for comment on the operation of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 with respect to (a) child curfews and (b) anti-social behaviour orders.
(114532)
205  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child curfews have been agreed using powers given by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
(114531)
206  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the child curfew powers; and if he will make a statement.
(114533)
207  
N  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications were made for UK nationality at the Immigration and Nationality Office in Croydon during 1999.
(112580)
208  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) men and (b) women were electronically tagged in England and Wales on 1st March.
(114504)
209  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the number of (a) men and (b) women serving a prison sentence in England and Wales on 1st March for the non-payment of fines; and if he will make a statement.
(114493)
210  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have taken place in the last 12 months relating to the use of illegal diesel fuel.
(114520)
211  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the policy of considering applications for permission to work by asylum seekers who have been in the UK for six months or more; and if he will make a statement.
(114566)
212  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have applied for permission to work, having been in the UK for six months or more; and how many of these have been granted permission, in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
(114565)
213  
  
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact on re-offending of the kerb crawlers re-education programme in West Yorkshire.
(114563)
214  
  
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce a nationwide kerb crawlers re-education programme.
(114562)
215  
  
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to make kerb crawling an arrestable criminal offence.
(114564)
216  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact on his policy of Article 3 of the European Convention on his policy concerning Human Rights on the use by police officers of handcuffs.
(114376)
217  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was (a) the recruitment intake target for and (b) the actual number of joiners to the Metropolitan Police Service on the intake start dates, (i) 2nd May 1999, (ii) 6th June 1999, (iii) 11th July 1999, (iv) 15th August 1999, (v) 19th September 1999, (vi) 24th October 1999, (vii) 28th November 1999 and (viii) 4th January 1999; and what are the latest intake start dates for which figures are available.
(114375)
218  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact on his policy of Article 5 of the ECHR on his policy on the detention element involved in police stop and search operations.
(114377)
219  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact of Article 6 of the ECHR on his policy relating to actions against the police for negligence in the investigation and suppression of crime.
(114378)
220  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports he has received about the contribution made by (a) social services departments, (b) health authorities and (c) local education authorities to meetings of crime reduction partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
(114364)
221  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports he has received from police forces about the effect of requirements as to the disclosure of evidence upon the efficient use of police manpower; and if he will make a statement.
(114363)
222  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what methodologies have been developed to estimate the time spent by police officers on (a) paperwork, (b) detection and (c) prevention of crime; and if he will make a statement.
(114365)
223  
N  
Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers left the Metropolitan Police Service in (a) the first and (b) the second year of service in (i) 1996, (ii) 1997, (iii) 1998 and (iv) 1999.
(114374)
224  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what were (a) the police establishment numbers and (b) the actual police numbers in the London Borough of Southwark, on 1st April in each year from 1980.
(113823)
225  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the revenue cost of (a) Rotherhithe, (b) Tower Bridge, (c) Southwark, (d) Walworth, (e) Camberwell, (f) Peckham and (g) East Dulwich police stations in each year for the years 1990-1991 to 1999-2000.
(113822)
226  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cost of capital works to (a) Rotherhithe, (b) Tower Bridge, (c) Southwark, (d) Walworth, (e) Camberwell, (f) Peckham and (g) East Dulwich police stations, in each year from 1990-1991 to 1999-2000.
(113821)
227  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications there have been for positions on the new Home Office Press Office news team.
(113824)
228  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish estimates of the quantity of illegal drugs consumed in the United Kingdom by type of drug in the last five years.
(114223)
229  
N  
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) cautions there were for people accused of possessing drugs by (i) class of drug and (ii) police authority, in the most recent year for which figures are available.
(114222)
230  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the current urine test in Her Majesty's prisons for determining a prisoner's drug use.
(114448)
231  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the arrangements for voluntary urine testing in Her Majesty's prisons.
(114449)
232  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the report of Dr. Geraint Thomas into the health needs of immigration detainees.
(114450)
233  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what disciplinary action has been taken against staff at Harmondsworth Detention Centre as a result of incidents involving injuries to detainees over the period 1st March 1999 and 29th February 2000.
(114432)
234  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the staffing structure of the Harmondsworth Detention Centre, including the ratio of staff on duty to detainees.
(114433)
235  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the titles of projects (a) undertaken and (b) completed by the Home Affairs Research and Statistics Directorate in the past six months, indicating which have been published and how their findings have otherwise been made available.
(114647)
236  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appeals against refusal to grant asylum are waiting to be heard; and how many of them were lodged in the last six months and in each preceding six month period.
(114682)
237  
  
Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action the Government is taking to support the campaign to eliminate bonded labour throughout the world.
(114446)
238  
N  
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is her Department's policy on linking and twinning arrangements between local authorities in the United Kingdom and local authorities in Zimbabwe; and what plans she has to review this policy.
(114177)
239  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent research he has commissioned into the asylum and immigration processes undertaken by his Department; what work has been done in respect of such research by outside consultants; what conclusions such research has reached; and if he will make a statement.
(114205)
240  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will report on the progress of the reform of the Public Trust Office; and if he will make a statement.
(114698)
241  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he will respond to the correspondence received from Mrs Laura Hamill; and if he will place a copy of that correspondence in the Library.
(114646)
242  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the expenditure was on discretionary awards by each education and library board in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114650)
243  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Charter for Higher Education for Northern Ireland will be published; and if he will make a statement.
(114666)
244  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Department of Education for Northern Ireland has to promote sporting provision and facilities in the further education sector; and if he will make a statement.
(114653)
245  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the expenditure was on education maintainance allowances by each education and library board in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114651)
246  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of restoring general student entitlement to social security benefits at current levels in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(114663)
247  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many students are currently in receipt of income support and housing benefit in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(114665)
248  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications have been made by students from Northern Ireland during the current year to UCAS and CAO/CAS; and if he will make a statement.
(114659)
249  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the breakdown is by (a) gender, (b) age and (c) religious background of student enrolments in each further and higher education institution in Northern Ireland for each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.
(114676)
250  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications were made by students from Northern Ireland during each of the last three years to UCAS and CAO/CAS; and if he will make a statement.
(114660)
251  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the student dropout rates were for each further and higher education college in Northern Ireland in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114678)
252  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what research his Department has commissioned or evaluated on gender differences in the participation of Protestants from a manual work background in post-school education in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(114658)
253  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the Government's current policy on promoting community relations programmes in post-school education in Northern Ireland.
(114655)
254  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the PAFT analysis carried out by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland regarding recent changes to student financial support arrangements.
(114664)
255  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the expenditure was on promoting community relations work in each further and higher education college in Northern Ireland in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114677)
256  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what were the (a) number of and (b) expenditure on postgraduate awards in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114652)
257  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to make UCAS collect data relating to the religious background of applicants from Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(114654)
258  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of restoring maintenance grants for students in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(114662)
259  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the take-up rates were for student loans for each further and higher education college in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114656)
260  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the access fund allocation and take-up rate was for each institution of further and higher education in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114657)
261  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of abolishing the system of student tuition fees in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
(114661)
262  
  
Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many student enrolments there were on a full-time and part-time basis for each further and higher education establishment in Northern Ireland over the past three years; and if he will make a statement.
(114675)
263  
N  
Mr John D. Taylor (Strangford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what was the total number of (a) applicants and (b) admissions into the Armstrong Primary School in Armagh City in September 1999; what provision there is for a pre-school class at this school; at which locations in Armagh City he has approved pre-school provision; if there is an application by the Armstrong Primary School for approval of a pre-school facility; and if he will make a statement.
(113685)
264  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Prime Minister, from what date conclusion No. 1 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, Wiring it Up, took effect for Cabinet Minsters; and what steps were taken to draw this to their attention.
(114387)
265  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, what objectives Her Majesty's Government will seek to attain at the World Education Forum in Dakar in April.
(114210)
266  
  
Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what research his Department has (a) carried out and (b) commissioned on the effects of single room rent restriction on the accessibility of housing for those aged 18 to 24 years; and if he will make a statement on the findings of such research.
(114517)
267  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what progress has been made on the standardisation of housing benefit administration and delivery by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(114697)
268  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many private renting tenants were in receipt of housing benefit in (a) Greater London and (b) Enfield for each year since 1990; what was the average housing benefit paid in each of those years; and if he will make a statement.
(114637)
269  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many non-resident parents will pay more maintenance under the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill for each of the weekly income bands (a) £0 to £99, (b) £100 to £149, (c) £150 to £199, (d) £200 to £249, (e) £250 to £299 and (f) £300 to £400.
(114373)
270  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what would be the cost in 2002-03 of introducing a £10 child maintenance disregard for (a) parents with care on income support or income-based jobseeker's allowance and (b) parents with care on income support or income-based jobseeker's allowance where maintenance has been assessed under the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill.
(114372)
271  
  
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the impact on the social security budget of the introduction of IR35.
(114498)
272  
N  
Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what was the cost of the administration of the Benefits Agency Independent Tribunal Service in the last year for which figures are available.
(113474)
273  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will offer immunity from prosecution under the Official Secrets Act 1989 to enable former employees of military intelligence to testify anonymously before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.
(114645)
274  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to introduce a Communications Bill covering telecommunications; and what the nature and timetable of the consultation process will be, following the revision of the Utilities Bill.
(114473)
275  
N  
Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what account Ofgen took of the minimum staffing levels required in respect of safety when setting its revised price controls for the electricity industry; and if he will make a statement.
(114132)
276  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications have been received for payments from the Phoenix Fund for the current financial year; how many have been successful; and how much money has been distributed.
(114389)
277  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been paid in the current financial year to the Business Volunteer Mentoring Association; and to what use it has been put.
(114391)
278  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued to applicants to the Phoenix Fund pursuant to his News Release of 10th November 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(114390)
279  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money his Department has paid to the Business Volunteer Mentoring Association; and to what use the funds have been put.
(114388)
280  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 683W, for what reason the first paragraph of his news release dated 11th February stated that the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry today published the Government's first ever international prices survey.
(114261)
281  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list all arms sales to Pakistan, for which export licences have been applied for in the past year, together with the level of ECGD support provided and the costs to the British High Commissioner of promoting such sales.
(113825)
282  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the role of social enterprises in overcoming social exclusion; and if he will make a statement.
(114635)
283  
N  
Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the development and promotion of liquefied petroleum gas-powered vehicles in rural areas.
(113933)
284  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what open individual export licences for export to Pakistan are being processed; and how long each application has taken.
(112769)
285  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are his estimates for migration from London to the South East of England over the next five years.
[Transferred] (114428)
286  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what percentage of official job centre vacancies consisted of (a) armed forces and (b) other vacancies which are counted more than once by reason of being registered in more than one jobcentre, for each of the last three years.
[Transferred] (114684)
287  
  
Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many electors there are on the electoral registers for 2000-01 in (a) Essex and (b) England.
[Transferred] (114513)
288  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many (a) agricultural land holdings and (b) other agricultural practices there are within Greater London.
[Transferred] (114557)
289  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the total hectarage of (a) registered and (b) non-registered land under agricultural management within Greater London.
[Transferred] (114556)
290  
  
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent talks his Department has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on behalf of HM Customs and Excise on restrictions on illegally imported diesel fuel.
[Transferred] (114521)
291  
  
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many applications for visas for settlement from family members of persons who had held exceptional leave to remain in the UK for less than four years were (a) received and (b) granted in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
[Transferred] (114567)
292  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will report on progress in the introduction of the NIRS 2; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (114696)


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