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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 13 June 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 13 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.
 


 
1  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the cost to the UK of its funding of the Common Agricultural Policy in 1999.
(125982)
2  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many fields of oilseed rape have been sown using seed contaminated by GM material in the Chesham and Amersham parliamentary constituency; and if he will make a statement.
(125895)
3  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the terms on which compensation is granted to farmers in the tuberculosis study areas; and what allowance there is for consequental loss.
(125800)
4  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what (a) advice and (b) financial assistance is available to farmers to help them diversify their work; and if he will make a statement.
(125949)
5  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his policy on the transportation of pigs in farrowing crates.
(125747)
6  
N  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many copies of the Government's Annual Report have been (a) sold at full price and (b) given away free of charge, to date.
(125745)
7  
N  
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to her Answer of 12th May, Official Report, column 486W, on ministerial red boxes, on what occasions she has left her ministerial red box unattended on public transport.
(125744)
8  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will make a statement on the progress of Phase Three of the Public Sector Benchmarking project relating to the use of the Business Excellence Model.
(125940)
9  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much partnership funding has been secured, and how much remains to be secured, for each of the major capital projects funded by the Millennium Commission.
(125907)
10  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the original planned completion date was for each of the Millennium Commission's major capital projects; and what the present expected completion date is in each case.
(125905)
11  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the financial position of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
(125904)
12  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the total Lottery grant awarded to the Millennium Commission's major capital projects has been paid in each case.
(125906)
13  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for how long the English Heritage grant will be available for the Flaxmill project in Shrewsbury; and if he will make a statement.
(125945)
14  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the disposal of HMS 'Wilton'; what response he has made to the representations from the Maritime Preservation Society on this ship; and if he will make a statement.
(125962)
15  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the infrastructure components he has procured to provide Internet access to all military personnel in Kosovo.
(125807)
16  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list (a) overseas garrisons and (b) Royal Navy ships where all military personnel have access to e-mail services.
(125808)
17  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when, and with which companies and providers, he contracted the procurement of infrastructure for access to the Internet by all military personnel in Kosovo; and what the contractual in-service date is.
(125806)
18  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) the private offices of Ministers in his Department and (b) officials in the Main Building will be accessible by e-mail via the Internet.
(125809)
19  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the use of PFI or PPP solutions for the procurement of front-line equipment.
(125805)
20  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the inclusion of DERA West Freugh in the DERA public-private partnership.
(125950)
21  
N  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what will be the cost to his Department of rescinding the lease of the site of RNAS Prestwick (HMS 'Gannet'); and if he will make a statement.
(125802)
22  
N  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will report on the outcome of the study to determine the best location for the new Joint Helicopter Command; and if he will make a statement.
(125801)
23  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the defence housing at RAF Neatishead was disposed of; and how many dwellings were disposed of.
(125567)
24  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the defence housing at RAF Neatishead was last renovated prior to disposal; and what the cost was of the renovations.
(125568)
25  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was received by his Department in total and by unit for each house disposed of at RAF Neatishead.
(125569)
26  
N  
Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to visit RAF Buchan.
(125570)
27  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the average A level points score per pupil for 11 to 18 years schools, with sixth forms containing (a) 50 or fewer, (b) 51 to 100, (c) 101 to 150, (d) 151 to 200, (e) 201 to 250 and (f) more than 250 pupils.
(124695)
28  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what part the Youth Parliament will play in the Government's citizenship programme.
(125641)
29  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what support his Department has given to the Youth Parliament in the form of (a) finance and (b) staff.
(125640)
30  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the impact of the New Deal for (a) young people, (b) those aged over 50 years and (c) the long-term unemployed in Coventry.
(125642)
31  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans the Government has to announce a third bidding round for Education Action Zones; and if he will make a statement.
(125960)
32  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the impact of the announcement of a review of planning policy with respect to telecommunications masts on the number of new planning applications to build such masts.
(125888)
33  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to declare a moratorium on further planning applications for new telecommunications masts pending the outcome of the announced review of planning policy; and when he expects to complete this review.
(125889)
34  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Crewe of 8th May, Official Report, column 266W, on air traffic controllers, if he will make a statement on progress made with achieving a full complement of air traffic controllers at Heathrow.
(124403)
35  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will grant Singapore Airlines regulatory approval to operate transatlantic services from London Heathrow to the United States; for how many years this application has been outstanding; and if he will make a statement.
(125896)
36  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what percentage of transport spending was on national road maintenance and highways maintenance in England in each of the last five years.
(125811)
37  
N  
Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between (a) speed, (b) alcohol consumption and (c) road conditions, and road deaths.
(125812)
38  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the extent of repairs required to the Flaxmill in Shrewsbury.
(125943)
39  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations he has received about the delayed funding from Advantage West Midlands for the Flaxmill project in Shrewsbury; and if he will make a statement.
(125942)
40  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to visit the Flaxmill project in Shrewsbury to view progress in saving the building; and if he will make a statement.
(125944)
41  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the significance of the Flaxmill building in Shrewsbury to the United Kingdom's national heritage.
(125941)
42  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the rights of employees whose jobs have been compulsorily transferred from local government to other service providers as a result of the Local Government Pension Scheme Amendment Regulations.
(125746)
43  
N  
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the new Class 175 trains will be brought into service on the North Wales Coast Route; and what the reasons are for the late delivery.
(125796)
44  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimates he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of applying a rate of VAT to renovation work on listed properties of (a) 12 per cent., (b) 10 per cent., (c) 7 per cent. and (d) 5 per cent.
(125909)
45  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pusuant to his Answer of 7th June, Official Report, column 274W, on the Royal Collection, if the Royal Collection includes all the Queen's assets.
(125901)
46  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many credit unions operate in the UK; and what links his Department has with them.
(125643)
47  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to (a) extend the areas from which credit unions can borrow and (b) amend the legislation in respect of credit unions.
(125644)
48  
N  
Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what sterling/dollar exchange rate was assumed when forecasting the North Sea tax revenue as set out in the March Financial Statement and Budget Report.
(125639)
49  
  
Mrs Eileen Gordon (Romford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the secured loans made by NMB Group plc's fully-owned subsidiary, Consumer Loans Company Limited, were redeemed during the Bank of England's ownership of NMB Group plc from 1994 to February 2000; in what proportion of the redeemed loans a charge for early settlement equal to six months' interest was levied; and in what proportion of the redeemed loans the charge for early settlement was calculated by reference to the Rule of 78.
(125946)
50  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total of (a) interest so far accrued by the National Insurance Fund as a result of the late disbursement of the age-related rebates on contracted-out money purchase pension schemes and (b) interest so far owing to providers of COMP schemes as compensation for late disbursement of rebates.
(125631)
51  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the current total cost to the Exchequer and (b) the final total cost to the Exchequer of the problems associated with the NIRS2 computer system.
(125632)
52  
  
Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will meet the British parliamentarians and lawyers concerned with the case of Gary Graham to discuss the international obligations that apply to the planned execution in Texas of Gary Graham.
(125983)
53  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received concerning the whereabouts and welfare of the civilian population who have fled South Lebanon.
(125892)
54  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European and NATO colleagues concerning the protection of inhabitants of the Caucasus against Chechnyan forces.
(125894)
55  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received regarding the conviction of the Egyptian Christian, Shaiboub William Ansel, to 15 years hard labour.
(125890)
56  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chechnyan rebel leaders concerning the jihad in the Caucasus.
(125893)
57  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to make it easier for foreign students to obtain visas to study in the UK.
(125963)
58  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received regarding the identity of those responsible for training Interahamwe troops.
(125961)
59  
N  
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will ratify the 1996 revised European Social Charter of the Council of Europe signed on 7th November 1997.
(125795)
60  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Her Majesty's Government is supporting the request of UNHCR to interview the Cuban citizens, Dr Noris Pena Martinez and Dr Leonel Cordova Rodriguez, currently held in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(125803)
61  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of (a) shortlisted applicants for and (b) those appointed as (i) chairman and (ii) non-executive director of primary care trusts have declared political activity for (A) the Labour Party, (B) the Conservative Party and (C) the Liberal Democrat Party.
(125899)
62  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) Labour, (b) Conservative and (c) Liberal Democrat councillors have been (i) shortlisted and (ii) appointed (1) to the chairmanship of and (2) as non-executive directors of primary care trusts.
(125900)
63  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps is he taking to promote the use of direct payments for people with mental health problems.
(125713)
64  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ward beds are available at St. George's Hospital, Tooting.
(125986)
65  
  
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many district nurses working for Parkside Community Health Trust who carry a clinical caseload have been given discretionary award points under the recommendations of the pay review body in 1998.
(125948)
66  
  
Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received from mental health users regarding the proposed introduction of complusory treatment orders in the community.
(125938)
67  
N  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the health authority areas in the UK where the MMR vaccine can be administered in single doses.
(125804)
68  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to reply to the questions tabled by the honourable Member for North Shropshire on 9th May.
(125813)
69  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the funding of air ambulance services.
(125958)
70  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding the Government contributed towards the financing of the North West air ambulance, and how many times the air ambulance has been called out in the North West, in the last year for which figures are available.
(125959)
71  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has for increasing diabetes risk awareness amongst the Asian and African-Caribbean population.
(125956)
72  
  
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure early identification of people with diabetes.
(125957)
73  
N  
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how many patients NHS trusts have funded treatment in the private sector in each month of the last three years; and what was the total amount spent in each case.
(124131)
74  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many survey forms were issued to NHS staff and patients; and how many were returned (a) by the initial closing date and (b) to date.
(125797)
75  
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 14th April regarding a constituent (ref POH/(3) 5608/45).
(125897)
76  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey of 15th May 2000, Official Report, column 53W, on animal experiments, whether the review of section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1966 in the context of freedom of information legislation has been completed; and if he will make a statement.
(125902)
77  
N  
Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the criminal sanctions in his proposed Health and Safety legislation come into force which official or Minister will be criminally liable for deaths caused in or by each government department and agency; and if he will list the job title of each such official or Minister in each government department or agency.
(125810)
78  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much financial compensation was paid in each of the last three years to people freed by courts in England and Wales for wrongful conviction for a criminal offence; and if he will make a statement.
(125985)
79  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were (a) lodged, (b) outstanding and (c) decided in the years 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
(125691)
80  
N  
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to police forces since 1st May 1997 with regard to the implementation and enforcement of firearms legislation; if the guidance suggested a reduction in approval or renewal of firearm licences or shotgun certificates; and if he will place copies in the Library.
(125799)
81  
N  
Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letters from the honourable Member for Broxbourne dated 21st February, 13th April, 11th May and 8th June in connection with Mr Doug Eve of Cheshunt, a constituent.
(125798)
82  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual expenditure is on child contact centres through probation partnerships.
(125953)
83  
N  
Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will initiate a review of the procedures which were implemented on 22nd May for calculating starting prices in horse racing.
(125638)
84  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what was the total recorded expenditure by the Cabinet Office for 1999-2000; and what is the anticipated expenditure for 2000-01 on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving 10 Downing Street.
(125886)
85  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 50W, on ministerial residences, how much has been spent on each property and the residences within them for each year since 1st May 1997, and how much in each case for each year of the sums spent was spent on (a) kitchens, (b) bathrooms, (c) vehicle-related facilities and (d) leisure facilities.
(125903)
86  
  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects to publish the Intelligence and Security Committee's Report into the handling of the information provided by Vasili Mitrokhin; and if he will make a statement.
(125947)
87  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, when the Government's third annual report will be published.
(125939)
88  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 101W, regarding single room rent, if he will make available the methodology used in calculating the cost of abolishing the single room rent restrictions.
(125898)
89  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 101W, regarding single room rent, if he will publish the full range of the estimate of the cost of abolishing the single room rent restrictions, including the lowest point of the range.
(125887)
90  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make it his policy to recognise agoraphobia within the eligibility rules for disability living allowance.
(125712)
91  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners he expects to claim income support as a result of his Department's take-up campaign.
(125749)
92  
N  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the reasons for which pensioners who are eligible to claim income support do not claim.
(125748)
93  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in the Basildon parliamentary constituency received winter fuel payments in (a) 1998-99 and (b) 1999-2000; and how much was paid in total in each of those years.
(125955)
94  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents, broken down into the target and non-target groups for the New Deal for Lone Parents have claimed income support for (a) less than a year, (b) between one and two years, (c) between two and three years, (d) between three and four years, (e) between four and five years and (f) over five years.
(125629)
95  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the average length of time on income support of a lone parent; and what had been the average length of time on income support of a lone parent who found work after participating in the New Deal.
(125633)
96  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many initial invitation letters have been sent to lone parents in the target group for the New Deal for Lone Parents since the national programme began in October 1998.
(125635)
97  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents who have found work through the New Deal for Lone Parents have a youngest child aged between three years and five years and three months; and how many have a youngest child aged below three years, broken down on a monthly basis.
(125637)
98  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, of the lone parents who successfully find work after participating in the New Deal for Lone Parents, how many had previously been claiming income support for (a) up to six months, (b) six months to one year, (c) one year to two years, (d) between two and three years, (e) between three and four years, (f) between four and five years and (g) over five years.
(125630)
99  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents have been in the target group for the New Deal for Lone Parents in total since the national programme began in October 1998.
(125634)
100  
N  
Mr David Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents joined the target group for the New Deal for Lone Parents in the last month for which figures are available; and how many initial invitation letters have been sent to these people.
(125636)
101  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many mineworkers requesting domiciliary visits for tests in respect of claims for chronic bronchitic emphysema died prior to the test being carried out.
(125883)
102  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he intends to make bereavement awards to the relatives of deceased widows of mineworkers who would have qualified for payments due under death certificates relating to chronic bronchitic emphysema.
(125885)
103  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims his Department has received from mineworkers claiming compensation for chronic bronchitic emphysema; and, since May 1997, how many such claims have been settled.
(125882)
104  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he appointed respiratory consultants to examine and report on claims from mineworkers for chronic bronchitic emphysema; how many have been appointed in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland; and when he expects the reports to be complete.
(125881)
105  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what recent representations he has received concerning lung function tests carried out on behalf of the Government by Healthcall in respect of compensation claims from mineworkers suffering from chronic bronchitic emphysema.
(125884)
106  
N  
Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims from widows have been settled in respect of mineworkers who died of chronic bronchitic emphysema in the last two years.
(125880)
107  
N  
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions he has had with BNFL in respect of the statement by British Energy that it wishes to end the reprocessing of its spent fuel.
(125566)
108  
N  
Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing, Southall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the reasons for certain areas being (a) removed from and (b) added to the assisted areas map.
(124004)
109  
  
Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the (a) organisations and companies consulted in 1998-99 as part of the consultation on the EU directive on distance selling and (b) those organisations and companies that responded to this consultation.
(125951)
110  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which Department is responsible for commenting on the human rights aspects of applications for ECGD support in the case of (a) those countries qualifying for overseas development assistance and (b) those countries which do not qualify for such assistance.
(125202)
111  
N  
Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which Department had responsibility for scrutinising the human rights aspects of the request for ECGD assistance for the Ilisu dam project; and what comments were made.
(125203)
112  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost is to the Exchequer of zero-rated VAT on alterations to listed buildings.
[Transferred] (125908)
113  
N  
Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what back-up systems exist to assist jobseekers in the case of the (a) breakdown and (b) malfunctioning of the ONE system; when he will review the operation of the ONE system; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (125891)
114  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans the Government has to require cosmetic products imported into the United Kingdom which have been tested on animals to be labelled with this information; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (125952)
115  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the television licence (a) schemes and (b) fees that are available to retired people.
[Transferred] (125984)
116  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what arrangements will be made for the funding of child contact centres after the Family Court Welfare Service is replaced by the Children and Family Court Advisory Service.
[Transferred] (125954)


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