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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 12 June 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 12 June, 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 12th JUNE
1  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee, for what reason honourable Members' lockers are being refurbished and renumbered; what is the cost of the work; and if he will make a statement.
(125739)
2  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many water level management plans (a) have been completed and (b) are outstanding for (i) special protection areas and special areas of conservation and (ii) sites of special scientific interest; and if he will list their locations in each case.
(125778)
3  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what targets his Department has set for the completion of water level management plans for sites of special scientific interest which are also special protection areas or special areas of conservation.
(125777)
4  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which completed water level management plans include actions to enhance biodiversity on sites of special scientific interest.
(125780)
5  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many water level management plans have been adopted by the operating authority and agreed by English Nature.
(125776)
6  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much grant-in-aid his Department has provided for the implementation of water level management plans in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(125779)
7  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will estimate the present proportion of farm costs which are represented by labour costs.
(125196)
8  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of Agricultural Wages Board rates of pay in tackling social exclusion in rural areas.
(125198)
9  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on rates of pay in the horticulture industry.
(125355)
10  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the role played by Agricultural Wages Board rates of pay in the rural economy.
(125197)
11  
N  
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effect of Agricultural Wages Board rates of pay on rural pay levels generally.
(125199)
12  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to promote the consumption of fresh milk in schools.
(125790)
13  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to assist the promotion of the sale of fresh milk.
(125791)
14  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what is the basis and source of data of the Intervention Board calculations of milk production; and what representations he has received as to their accuracy.
(125775)
15  
N  
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many special advisors employed by the Government are (a) men, (b) women and (c) from ethnic minorities; and how many attended (i) a state school and (ii) Oxford or Cambridge.
(125565)
16  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many cars the Government Car and Despatch Agency has purchased since May 1997.
(125555)
17  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 93W, on the Dome sale, in what proportions the proceeds of the sale of the Dome will be split between the New Millennium Experience Company and English Partnerships.
(125449)
18  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what legal technical and practical impediments exist to selling the Dome prior to 31st December.
(125448)
19  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of bowling greens which have been closed and redeveloped in each of the last 10 years.
(125870)
20  
N  
Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the introduction of school sports co-ordinators.
(123673)
21  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assistance he has given to development of the site in Manchester and services for the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
(123678)
22  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 96W; if, when he was informed of the defect in the National Lottery computer, he was told when the defect was identified and by whom; if he was informed of estimates Camelot had made of how long the defect affected its operation before it was corrected; and if he has been informed as to when the National Lottery Commission will complete its investigations.
(125673)
23  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 96W, what representations he has received from (a) Camelot and (b) others in respect of the responsibility for the computer defect.
(125686)
24  
N  
Mr Robert Maclennan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 96W, if he will ask the National Lottery Commission to consult with him before the best course of action in respect of unidentified income is determined by Camelot; and what estimate he has received from Camelot of the number of unidentified prize winners to whom the full amount has not been paid.
(125672)
25  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sittingbourne of 5th June, Official Report, column 17W on Porton Down, if he will make a statement on (a) the species of animals involved in, (b) the number of and (c) the types of, experiments performed by the Chemical and Biological Defence Sector for the US Department of Defense.
(125675)
26  
N  
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer given on 7th April, Official Report, column 311W, on medals, in relation to each clasp listed, what was (a) the scale of the deployment, (b) the number of people wounded and (c) the number of people killed; if troops were deployed in active service; and if the area was designated an operational zone.
(125556)
27  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed by his Department in the constituency of Alyn and Deeside; and if he will make a statement.
(125558)
28  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date members of the Parachute Regiment who were deployed to Sierra Leone were first given anti-malaria treatment; and if he will make a statement.
(125451)
29  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Parachute Regiment first moved to deploy to Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.
(125452)
30  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Parachute Regiment was first told to prepare to deploy to Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.
(125450)
31  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternatives to the BOWMAN project he has (a) considered and (b) evaluated; and when he will make a decision on the future of the project.
(125784)
32  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been to date of the BOWMAN project.
(125783)
33  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the medium-range Trigat programme.
(125782)
34  
  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when all military personnel will have access to the Internet in (a) Bosnia, (b) Cyprus, (c) Incirlik (Turkey), (d) Kuwait, (e) Saudi Arabia, (f) Sierra Leone, (g) the Falkland Islands, (h) Brunei, (i) Germany and (j) Gibraltar.
(125785)
35  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many D Notices have been published with regard to the responsibilities of his Department in the last six months (a) relating to Northern Ireland and (b) relating to other matters.
(124692)
36  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium shells have been fired at hard targets in the Solway Firth from DERA's Kirkcudbright ranges; and what quantity of depleted uranium was used in each of the last five years.
(125717)
37  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the amount of depleted uranium particulate dust that has been released as a result of test firings of depleted uranium shells from DERA's Kirkcudbright ranges on hard targets in the Solway Firth in the last five years.
(125718)
38  
N  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Government departments he is consulting on the issue of a gratuity payment to former prisoners of war held in Japan.
(125459)
39  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect the introduction of (a) increased telephone time, (b) the increase in leave at the end of operational tours and (c) introduction of e-mail will have on reducing the time the Government will take to achieve its recruitment targets set out in the Strategic Defence Review.
(125564)
40  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his review of incidents involving possible organophosphate air pollution on board aircraft, and their implications for military personnel, has reached conclusions.
(125343)
41  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current year's budget and staff establishment of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre.
(125201)
42  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel stationed at RAF St. Mawgan have been subjected to (a) combat survival and rescue training and (b) conduct after capture courses; how many personnel have refused to participate in this training; and what sanctions have been employed to ensure participation.
(125200)
43  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many television advertisements have been commissioned by his Department since 1st May 1997; and, of those, how many were provided with closed caption subtitling.
(125609)
44  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will itemise and quantify current public sector funding to higher education institutions which (a) is and (b) is not subject to statutory limitations on control of funding by reference to criteria for the selection and appointment of academic staff and the admission of students.
(125401)
45  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on developments in reaching a common European Union approach towards improvement of the condition of disabled people as regards access to (a) employment, (b) services and (c) premises, indicating where appropriate the policy of the UK Government and the balance between common Community policy and subsidiarity of national decision-making.
(124948)
46  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what instructions and guidance have been issued to jobcentres in connection with the admissibility of job advertisements referring to the application, enthusiasm or capacity of potential applicants, in connection with their obligation to comply with disability and other equal opportunities legislation.
(125400)
47  
  
Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the outcome was of the Education Council held in Luxembourg on 8th June; and if he will make a statement.
(125786)
48  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list (a) each local authority with more than three 11 to 18 years schools whose sixth forms contain 50 pupils or fewer and (b) each local authority with more than four 11 to 18 years schools whose sixth forms contain 100 pupils or fewer.
(124693)
49  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what discussions he has had with local education authorities in the Greater London area to ensure that all possible assistance is given to enable disabled people to enter further and higher education; and if he will make a statement.
(125765)
50  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many Commonwealth students are studying at universities in the UK for whom the UK has contributed towards the cost of college fees.
(125766)
51  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what provision he has made for the financial year 2000-01 to meet the costs incurred by Kent County Council Education Authority through the provision of interpreters to assist unaccompanied minors and the children of asylum seekers and economic migrants.
(125275)
52  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what has been the cost to the schools budget, for the latest year for which figures are available, of the provision of interpreters for unaccompanied minors and the children of asylum seekers and economic migrants; how much of this money has been refunded by central government to local education authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(125277)
53  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many limited jobseekers' agreements for disabled people and people suffering long-term illness were in force in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 to date.
(125402)
54  
  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will announce a decision about the sale of the Allington School site in Chippenham.
(125716)
55  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in each year since May 1997.
(125687)
56  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what will be the role and responsibilities of (a) personal advisers, (b) learning mentors and (c) Connexions advisers in the Connexions Service; and to whom each will be contractually accountable.
(125865)
57  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what safeguards will be in place to ensure that personal advisers in schools with sixth forms, appointed and managed by headteachers, will deliver impartial, independent careers advice to pupils.
(125867)
58  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what safeguards will be put in place in respect of the new Connexions Service to ensure that personal advisers, learning mentors and Connexions advisers will provide impartial advice and guidance to learners to the standard and level of competence of careers service organisations.
(125866)
59  
  
Mr Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the standard spending assessment relating to roads and other highways for each English county for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01 (i) in total cash terms and (ii) as a percentage of the standard spending assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(125719)
60  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reasons Jubilee Line services to Charing Cross have been discontinued; what consultation took place before the withdrawal; and if he will make a statement.
(125606)
61  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the reasons for the elimination of South West Trains from the competition process for the Connex South-Central franchise.
(125605)
62  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it a requirement for the successful bidder for the Connex South-Central franchise to include firm proposals to reopen the Lewes-Uckfield railway line.
(125610)
63  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the increase in journey times resulting from the replacing of two-person crews with one-person crews on central London bus routes in the last five years.
(125607)
64  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what safeguards he proposes to put in place to secure the independence in respect of policy making of the rail passenger committees.
(125608)
65  
  
Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he is taking to ensure that appropriate hydrological and management regimes are established by 2005 in all lowland raised bog areas which have been damaged but still retain nature conservation interest.
(125773)
66  
  
Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how often the Working Party on Dog Identification has met; what items were on its agenda when it met; who has given evidence or provided reports or submissions to it; what means of dog identification are being considered by it; what methods of enforcement of dog identification are being considered by it; and if it will receive and consider submissions from members of the public.
(125874)
67  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will place in the Library the annual approved discharge limit and the annual actual known discharge limit of dioxins from the Byker Heat Station, Newcastle for each year since 1985.
(125139)
68  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what changes have been made in the authorisation of releases from the Byker Heat Station, Newcastle over the years of its operation; and at whose request the changes were made.
(125138)
69  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the unquantified toxic releases to air in the 1995 incident at the Byker Heat Station posed a risk to health; what area may have been affected by this release; and if (a) the regulator required and (b) the operator undertook an investigation as to the possible health effects to workers at the site and nearby residents.
(125140)
70  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what conclusions he has reached following the consultation exercise on the detailed arrangements for strategic planning in London; and if he will make a statement.
(125732)
71  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the Health and Safety Executive started its investigation into gas safety due to be reported this summer.
(124873)
72  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the use of excess gas flow valves in housing in the USA.
(124875)
73  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent representations he has received regarding the installation of excess gas flow valves in public sector housing.
(124870)
74  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the cost of installing excess gas flow valves in all local authority housing in England.
(124871)
75  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which local authorities have fitted excess gas flow valves to their housing stock; and how many have been fitted.
(124872)
76  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what safeguards exist to protect public sector housing against excess gas flow arising from (a) vandalism, (b) accident and (c) carelessness.
(124874)
77  
  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what statistics he collects about bus accidents involving loose wheels.
(125737)
78  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many passports submitted with driving licence applications have been lost by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the last three years; and how much compensation has been paid by the DVLA in relation to this.
(125454)
79  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the opinion research projects undertaken on behalf of his Department in the financial year 1999-2000, broken down by (a) focus group research, (b) quantitative surveys and (c) other market research surveys; and, in each case, when and where the results were published.
(125460)
80  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much his Department spent on opinion research in the financial year 1999-2000.
(125475)
81  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if the procedures set out by the Nolan Committee in respect of public appointments have been observed with regard to the appointment of the Director of Transport for London; and if he will make a statement.
(125455)
82  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures the Government has pursued since 1st May 1997 (a) to promote the wider use of powered two-wheelers and (b) to improve their safety.
(125453)
83  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what research has recently been undertaken by his Department on the relationship between driving and diabetes; and if he will make the research available to the public.
(125709)
84  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what has been the cost of official entertainment at Dorneywood to his Department's budget in each year since May 1997.
(125679)
85  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in each year since May 1997.
(125689)
86  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the implications of the ruling by the Canadian Federal Government allowing the restoration of pilot's licences to pilots diagnosed with diabetes.
(125711)
87  
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 the occasions on which Dorneywood has been used for official purposes since 1st May 1997, listing the guests who attended on each occasion.
(125678)
88  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what funding he is making available for research into the relationship between driving and diabetes.
(125710)
89  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will answer the question tabled by the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham for answer on 17th March on the cost to public funds of publicly owned property maintained for his private use.
(125685)
90  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many staff paid out of his Department's budget have been employed at Dorneywood since May 1997.
(125684)
91  
  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the report of the Park Homes Working Party will be available; and if he will make a statement.
(125868)
92  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received calling for change in planning regulations that govern the erection of mobile phone masts.
(125877)
93  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what decision he has taken concerning a possible second inquiry into the future of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Hilda's Middlesbrough.
(125871)
94  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he has taken to reduce the number of deaths on North Yorkshire's roads.
(125872)
95  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many accidents involving one or more vehicles occurred on the stretch of the A21 between the intersections with the B2079 and B2099 in each of the last five years, setting out in each case whether personal injury occurred.
(125735)
96  
  
Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will indicate (a) when a public enquiry is likely to be set up into Land Rover's proposed rail link to the West Coast main line and (b) the likely venue of such an inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
(125869)
97  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 312W, what representations he has received from local authorities and others concerning the effectiveness of powers under section 59(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in penalising the depositing of waste by unauthorised campers.
(125772)
98  
N  
Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 14th December, Official Report, column 103W, if his review of incidents involving possible organophosphate air pollution on board civilian aircraft has reached conclusions.
(125342)
99  
  
Mr Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the revenue from fuel duty was raised in each country and region of the UK in each of the last five years.
(125792)
100  
N  
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North West Cambridgeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Right honourable Member for North West Cambrideshire will receive a reply to his letter of 3rd April on behalf of his constituent, Mrs Hall.
(125399)
101  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when current forecasts indicate convergence between the UK and Euroland economies under the convergence programme submitted to the EU.
(125554)
102  
N  
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to assist British companies to enforce judgments made against other governments by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.
(125037)
103  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the countries with which he has discussed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the last 12 months.
(125768)
104  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will introduce legislation to extend similar protection to the value of pensions paid by the Zimbabwean Government to British subjects recruited from Britain for appointments in the Public Service of Southern Rhodesia before November 1965 who now live outside Zimbabwe, as that given under the Overseas Pension Act 1973 to HMOCS officers.
(124260)
105  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received concerning attacks on the Christian population in Kaduna, Nigeria.
(125734)
106  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of human rights abuses against the Christian population in Turkey.
(125760)
107  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the President of Nigeria concerning the attacks on Christians in Nigeria.
(125733)
108  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) he and (b) his European counterparts have made to the Turkish authorities concerning the harassment of Christians in Turkey.
(125740)
109  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to assist in the training of the Turkish police in human rights matters.
(125761)
110  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Government's response to the questions in the document CONFER 4743/00, prepared by the Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States for the inter-governmental conference.
(124864)
111  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Government's response to the options for determining the method for fixing the allocation of seats in the European Parliament, as set out in document CONFER 4740/00, prepared by the Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States for the inter-governmental conference.
(124866)
112  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Government's response to the options for (a) the Economic and Social Committee and (b) the Committee of the Regions, set out in document CONFER 4741/00, prepared by the Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States for the inter-governmental conference.
(124868)
113  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Government's response to the suggested approach to the extension of co-decision procedures, set out in document CONFER 4740/00, prepared by the Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States for the inter-governmental conference.
(124865)
114  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in which areas the UK delegation has objected in principle to specific points in relation to the list of Articles suggested for an extension of qualified majority voting in Annex I of paper CONFER 4757/00, prepared for the inter-governmental conference.
(124867)
115  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the UK delegation's response to the questions asked in the document CONFER 4728/00, prepared by the Conference of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States for the inter-governmental conference.
(124869)
116  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure equal access to the NHS census for disabled people through alternative formats.
(125121)
117  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice and information his Department makes available to women considering breast implants.
(125464)
118  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent report he has received of adverse incidents relating to silicone gel implants; and what further action he has taken as a result.
(125473)
119  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what evidence he has recently received that silicone gel breast implants are causing illness.
(125463)
120  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action has been taken by his Department through the Advertising Standards Authority implant procedure, stating the possible health and safety implications of breast implants.
(125470)
121  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the WHO on the banning of silicone breast implants.
(125683)
122  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if information on the Breast Implants Register is made available to recipients of implants in (a) NHS and (b) private hospitals.
(125467)
123  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce legislation to make registration of breast implants compulsory.
(125466)
124  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce a moratorium on breast implant operations on safety grounds.
(125465)
125  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the European Commission's investigation into silicone breast implants.
(125474)
126  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many breast implants have been registered through the National Breast Implant Registry since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the number not registered.
(125469)
127  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how recipients of breast implants and doctors are informed of the reporting facility of the Adverse Incident Centre within the Medical Devices Agency.
(125462)
128  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had, and with whom, about giving greater support to nursing staff working in accident and emergency units at NHS hospitals in the Greater London area to combat violence towards staff from the general public.
(125767)
129  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what formal channels of communication exist between primary care groups in the East Midlands and other primary care groups (a) locally, (b) regionally and (c) nationally.
(125680)
130  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the priority given to public health and healthy living programmes in the plans of primary care groups and NHS trusts in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands region.
(125681)
131  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what provision he has made for the financial year 2000-01 to meet the costs incurred by the East Kent Health Authority through the provision of interpreters to assist the treatment of asylum seekers and economic migrants.
(125274)
132  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the cost to the National Health Service of the provision of interpreters to assist asylym seekers, for the latest period for which figures are available; how much of this money has been refunded by central government to (a) local health authorities and (b) hospital trusts; and if he will make a statement.
(125273)
133  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the honourable Member for North Thanet will receive a reply to his letter of 18th May in respect of the Answer of 11th May, Official Report, column 460W, on the General Osteopathic Council.
(125682)
134  
N  
Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will define the social reasons leading to a patient's temporary suspension from hospital inpatient waiting lists, in relation to the NHS Executive's inpatient waiting times data as published in the Green Book and the Yellow Book.
(125468)
135  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the appointment of Mrs Jenny Upshall as a non-executive director of Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust, taking account of the operation of Integrate Services; and if he will make a statement.
(124876)
136  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will reply substantively to the question (ref. 115126) on waiting lists tabled by the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham.
(125708)
137  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in each year since May 1997.
(125688)
138  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of morbidity and mortality rates associated with surgical intervention for similar operations between (a) 10 pm and 6 am and (b) 6 am and 10 pm.
(125458)
139  
N  
Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many acute hospital beds there are per 1,000 of local populations in each health authority area of England and Wales; and how many such beds there will be in the Worcestershire Health Authority area per 1,000 of population after the complete implementation of the authority's Investing in Excellence strategy.
(125457)
140  
  
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the report, Diabetes in the UK--the Missing Million; and if he will make a statement.
(125738)
141  
  
Mr Gerry Steinberg (City of Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the safeguards in place to protect the confidentiality of personal genetic and similar information.
(125731)
142  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when digital hearing aids will be available through the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
(125774)
143  
  
Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff consultation papers, Have Your Say on a Better NHS, were distributed to the consultees by 4th June; and how many were received back by the closing date of 5th June.
(125771)
144  
  
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements exist to consider cases before vaccine damage tribunals of simultaneous administration of multiple vaccines which have led to vaccine damage to recipients.
(125873)
145  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will end the consultation period on the document entitled, The Future of Fire Service Control Rooms and Communication.
(125721)
146  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the consultees in relation to the document entitled, The Future of Fire Service Control Rooms and Communication.
(125720)
147  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on breath testing and blood sampling of individuals involved in serious road traffic accidents.
(124694)
148  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the role of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
(124768)
149  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many bed spaces are contracted for by the Home Office in its asylum seeker allocation and dispersal schemes in each district of the counties of (a) Tyne and Wear, (b) Northumberland, (c) Durham and (d) Cleveland; through which bodies these bedspaces have been contracted; and if he will estimate the (i) average annual unit cost per bedspace and (ii) total annual cost of these bedspaces.
(125141)
150  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were deported from the UK in each of the last three years.
(125763)
151  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 2nd May, Official Report, column 76W, on extradition, (a) what is his policy on requests for consent certificates, when the requesting state has withheld information (i) which would have enabled them to have included further offences in the initial extradition request and (ii) which was relevant to the original offences and (b) what effect the Northern Ireland peace process has had on his practice in relation to extradition requests.
(125557)
152  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money has been received by public funds in the last five years in fines levied upon foreign lorry drivers apprehended for importing asylum seekers into the United Kingdom.
(125271)
153  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the cost to police budgets, for the latest year for which figures are available, of the provision of interpreters to assist asylum seekers and economic migrants; how much of this money has been refunded by central government to local police authorities; and if he will make a statement.
(125276)
154  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision he has made for the financial year 2000-01 to meet the costs incurred by Kent Police through the provision of interpreters to assist asylum seekers and economic migrants.
(125272)
155  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants sought to join the Metropolitan Police force in each month since January 1999; how many were accepted for training; and what the rate of take-up was for each course at Hendon since May 1997.
(125270)
156  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on how each of the agencies and non-departmental bodies relating to his Department performed against their key performance indicators in (a) the last year and (b) the previous two years.
(125330)
157  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent on prisoners' wages in each of the last two years.
(125339)
158  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women received into prison (a) under sentence and (b) on remand who had children under the age of 18 months were given a place in a mother and baby unit in each of the last five years.
(125340)
159  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of prison service staff is registered disabled; how many (a) applicants for jobs and (b) employees in the Prison Service are registered disabled; and if he will make a statement.
(125335)
160  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many disabled people visited prisons in England and Wales in each of the last three years.
(125336)
161  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to repeat the 1991 National Prison Survey in 2001; and if he will make a statement.
(125333)
162  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hours per week on average remand prisoners spent out of cell in each local prison in England and Wales in 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(125334)
163  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) boys and (b) girls have been sentenced to a detention and training order broken down by (i) sentencing court area, (ii) offence and (iii) type of accommodation they were placed in; and if he will make a statement.
(125341)
164  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce privacy screening in shared prison cells fitted with integral sanitation.
(125338)
165  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide a breakdown by ethnic group of those prisoners who were (a) eligible for release on home detention curfew in the last year and (b) released on home detention curfew in the last year.
(125337)
166  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those measures on just processes and outcomes which his Department is monitoring as described on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01.
(125621)
167  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how his Department measures the satisfaction of jurors with their treatment by the criminal justice system; and if he will place in the Library details of the opinion research on jurors mentioned on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01.
(125625)
168  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is his definition of a public disorder incident as referrred to on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01.
(125617)
169  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if a decision not to prosecute or to discontinue a prosecution will count as a disposal for the purposes of meeting the Government's objective of reducing the time taken from arrest to disposal, as set out on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01.
(125623)
170  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to receive the report from the Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality on the collapse of Global Cultural Diversity Congress Ltd.
(125614)
171  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many public disorder incidents, as defined in his list of performance measures on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01, were recorded per 1,000 of the population in each of the last 10 years; what the baseline figure is against which his reduction target will be measured; and when he expects that target to be achieved.
(125615)
172  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the principal cities whose robbery figures will be taken into account in measuring the performance of the criminal justice system under its business plan 2000-01; and what is the baseline figure for robbery against which his reduction target will be measured.
(125612)
173  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those measures on just processes and outcomes which his Department is monitoring, as referred to on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01.
(125619)
174  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the baseline levels of vehicle crime and domestic burglary are against which he has set the performance targets listed on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01.
(125613)
175  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his latest estimate is of the overall cost of the criminal justice system per person (a) proceeded against, (b) found guilty or admitting guilt and (c) found not guilty.
(125628)
176  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will give details of the ingredients of the basket of measures on the rights of defendants mentioned on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01; and if he will give details of the performance targets in each case.
(125626)
177  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his baseline figure is for public confidence in the criminal justice system against which he will measure his target, described on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01; and if he will place in the Library details of how he measures public confidence.
(125627)
178  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the baseline against which he will measure his target of improving the satisfaction of (a) victims and (b) witnesses with their treatment by the criminal justice system; how that baseline was measured; and how he proposes to measure levels of satisfaction by 31st March 2002.
(125624)
179  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his is estimate of the economic cost of crime in each of the last 10 years; what is the baseline against which the reduction target set out on page 4 of the Criminal Justice System Business Plan 2000-01 will be measured; and if he will make a statement on the methodology used in calculating the economic cost of crime.
(125618)
180  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason he has replaced the measure of reducing the long-term rate of growth of crime which he proposed in the 1999 Criminal Justice System Business Plan.
(125622)
181  
N  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements he has made in respect of those travelling to the Euro 2000 Football Championship.
(123695)
182  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the conviction rates were for rape (a) nationally and (b) in each Crown Prosecution Service area in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which statistics are available.
(125789)
183  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made under section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to cross-examine a complainant as to previous sexual history; and how many such applications were successful.
(125788)
184  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures Her Majesty's Government proposes to ensure that those British contractors who have been debarred by the World Bank from future funding on grounds of fraud and corruption in the procurement of goods and services, are restricted in access to UK bilateral aid funds, ECGD credits and funds from other multilateral development banks.
(125781)
185  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money has been given to the Government of Zimbabwe under the Land Reform and Resettlement Programme, since May 1997.
(124335)
186  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many farms the Zimbabwean Government have acquired using funds provided by Her Majesty's Government since May 1997.
(124336)
187  
N  
Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many Zimbabwean families have benefited from land acquired using Her Majesty's Government funds since 1997.
(124337)
188  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on how each of the agencies and non-departmental bodies relating to his Department performed against their key performance indicators in (a) the last year and (b) the previous two years.
(125331)
189  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many magistrates' courts closed in Wales in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(125559)
190  
  
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for how long the convictions of young offenders are held on record; and what is the period after which applicants are not required to declare past offences when applying for public sector employment.
(125743)
191  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, what decisions he has reached on Lord Neill's recommendations on government special advisers; and if he will make a statement.
(125729)
192  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a copy of the invitation to him as Prime Minister to address the Women's Institute Conference at Wembley.
(125725)
193  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library a verbatim record of the Downing Street media briefings on Tuesday 6th June concerning the Women's Institute speech the following day.
(125727)
194  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if his prepared speech for the Women's Institute Conference included an explicit reference to Clause 28.
(125726)
195  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Prime Minister, what controls there are on the Downing Street Strategic Communications unit to prevent it furthering party purposes.
(125728)
196  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his letter of 2nd June, what ways of funding the Serbian health system the Government has indentified in the last 12 months and is considering for the next 12 months; and if he will give details of the initiative to which he refers to facilitate the return of Serb communities which have fled Kosovo.
(125604)
197  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last discussed issues relating to Caledonian MacBrayne with the European Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(125723)
198  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many letters he has received from pensioners expressing views on the recent increase in the state retirement pension; and if he will make a statement.
(125764)
199  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the level of benefit fraud in the coventry area; and what targets have been set for the relevant anti-fraud teams.
(125616)
200  
  
Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the number of pensioner couples receiving income support who have income resources being taken into account of £114.95 or more per week.
(125794)
201  
  
Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the number of single pensioners receiving income support who have income resources being taken into account of £73.45 or more per week.
(125793)
202  
  
Mr Christopher Fraser (Mid Dorset and North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent discussions he has had with the Benefits Agency about tackling benefit fraud in Dorset.
(125730)
203  
  
Mr Christopher Fraser (Mid Dorset and North Poole):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the role of the National Intelligence Unit in tackling benefit fraud in Dorset.
(125724)
204  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what changes have been made by his Department as a result of representative surveys of its clients carried out in 1998-99 and 1999-2000; and what the (a) costs and (b) savings from such changes will be in each of the next five years.
(125876)
205  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many awards of each type of benefit were made or increased as a result of appeals in the year 1999-2000; what the cost to his Department will be of the making or increasing of those awards; how much the appeal process cost his Department in that year; and if he will make a statement.
(125879)
206  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when, following the assessment of the first four ONE service pilots, changes will be made in the way that benefits are claimed.
(125878)
207  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will investigate the treatment by SEMA and by the Benefits Agency of Mr John Ward, a constituent whose address has been supplied to him; and if he will make a statement.
(124877)
208  
N  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how much each local authority spent in the most recent available year on housing benefit to tenants of registered social landlords to which their housing stock has been transferred.
(124878)
209  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many men in South Wales were diagnosed by his Department and agencies as suffering from vibration white finger in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 to date.
(125742)
210  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will review the decision of the Benefits Agency on a winter fuel payment in respect of Mrs Maud Beaver of Buckfastleigh.
(124916)
211  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will make a statement on how each of the agencies and non-departmental bodies relating to his Department performed against their key performance indicators in (a) the last year and (b) the previous two years.
(125332)
212  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Solicitor General, how many cases of alleged rape were passed to the Crown Prosecution Service by the Police which were not proceeded with, together with the reasons for not proceeding, in each of the last five years for which statistics are available.
(125787)
213  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if it his policy to support a levy on postal service licence holders to create a fund to support the universal service obligation.
(125596)
214  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if it is his policy to support the timescale for liberalisation of postal markets proposed by the European Commission; and if he will make a statement.
(125599)
215  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of European Commission proposals to liberalise postal markets on domestic user costs.
(125598)
216  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations Her Majesty's Government made at the Lisbon Council concerning liberalisation of postal markets.
(125563)
217  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the effect the liberalisation of postal markets, agreed at the Lisbon Council, will have on the Universal Service Obligation.
(125597)
218  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has held with the Greater London Authority with regard to the future of the Ford Dagenham plant; and what plans he has for future discussions.
(125611)
219  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Technology Authority has made to the (a) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and (b) the Office of Science and Technology on the siting of the synchrotron project.
(124808)
220  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much Research Council money was spent in each region in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down in each case between (a) universities and (b) other organisations.
(124809)
221  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the recent initiatives that have been introduced to expand the North West science base, indicating how they relate to the development and expansion of the regional economy.
(124810)
222  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision in the case of Razzaq-v-Pala on his plans to establish a rescue culture for companies.
(125762)
223  
N  
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of the system of Post Office advisory committees and the Post Office Users Council in the latest full year for which figures are available; and what the cost will be of the new arrangements he is proposing.
(125456)
224  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what advice he gives to British companies wishing to include a Made in Britain emblem on their products.
(125676)
225  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what Made in Britain emblems are available from his Department to British companies to mark the country of origin of their products.
(125677)
226  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many cars are used by ministers and officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies; and how many of those cars are Rovers.
(125690)
227  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received from creditors of World of Leather plc and Uno; and if he will make a statement.
(125769)
228  
  
Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations he has received about the priority given to creditors of companies in administration under the Insolvency Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.
(125770)
229  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will investigate the financial transactions which take place between Post Office Counters Ltd and prospective subpostmasters at the time of a transfer of a post office business to new ownership; and if he will assess the effect of these transactions on the long-term future of the Post Office network.
(125461)
230  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the application for £25 million RSA grant from the Wales Assembly to the Airbus A3XX project; and if he will make a statement.
(125600)
231  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the assisted area status map as it concerns the constituency of Alyn and Deeside and the county of Flintshire; and if he will make a statement.
(125603)
232  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry concerning the future of the Shotton Steelworks and the impact of the strength of sterling; and if he will make a statement.
(125602)
233  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry concerning the application by Airbus UK for £503 million repayable launch investment for the A3XX project; and if he will make a statement.
(125601)
234  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the New Deal for the over 50s; and if he will make a statement.
(125562)
235  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning facilitating access to further education colleges in Wales by (a) single parents, (b) the long-term unemployed and (c) others; and if he will make a statement.
(125561)
236  
N  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the increased release of receipts from council house sales; and if he will make a statement.
(125560)
237  
  
Dr Peter Brand (Isle of Wight):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will define the phrase quality combined heat and power plant in relation to the climate change levy in respect of the greenhouse industry.
[Transferred] (125722)
238  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will discuss with the Television Licensing Authority the sending of television licence reminder forms headed Accounts Payable to companies; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (125736)
239  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what decision has been made about whether to include a question about religious identity in the 2001 Census.
[Transferred] (125875)
240  
  
Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many former miners in South Wales applied for disablement benefit for vibration white finger in (a) 1997, (b) 1999 and (c) 2000 to date.
[Transferred] (125741)


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