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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Monday 19 June 2000

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Monday 19 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 19th JUNE
1  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his policy towards beta-sitosterol products.
(126892)
2  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what proportion of (a) organic foods, (b) bottled drinking water, (c) parsnips and (d) yoghurt consumed in the UK are imported.
(126323)
3  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the effects of subsidies in the past 30 years on agricultural innovation, competitiveness and diversity; and if he will make a statement.
(126321)
4  
  
Mr Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to seek a change in EU law to limit the number of cycles of travel and rest for animals while being exported to other European countries; and if he will make a statement.
(126903)
5  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when his Ministry was informed of the contamination of seed by GM seed in crops planted before this calendar year.
(126630)
6  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how much milk was consumed in the UK in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126953)
7  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on milk quotas; and if he will make a statement.
(126959)
8  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what recent discussions he has had with the main supermarkets on the price of milk; and if he will make a statement.
(126956)
9  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts about the inspection of their farm production methods with particular reference to welfare, hygiene and environmental aspects of production; and if he will make a statement.
(126954)
10  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on (a) the level of farm gate milk prices and (b) the milk industry, since the breaking up of Milk Marque.
(126932)
11  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the EU intervention level for milk.
(126958)
12  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which organisations the Government informed about the contamination of Advanta rapeseed with GM varieties before 17th May; and on what dates.
(126856)
13  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the German authorities contacted the Government directly in regard to the Advanta rapeseed contamination incident.
(126819)
14  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the relationship between a-rhythmic heart conditions and the use of organo-phosphates in sheep dip.
(126822)
15  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment the Government has made of the relationship between level of production per unit of area and farm size in each of the major livestock and arable sectors.
(126864)
16  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice the Government has received from the Advisory Committee on Releases into the Environment on the possibility of contamination of seed imports with GM varieties.
(126860)
17  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 357W, on what occasions in the last 12 months the Government has received information on GM seed contamination incidents from EU member states; and what information was received.
(126818)
18  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 359W, if he will list the seeds authorities that have a legal responsibility for ensuring the purity of seeds exported from the UK; and which Government department is responsible.
(126853)
19  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when Ministers in (a) his Department, (b) the DETR, (c) the Scottish Office, (d) the Welsh Office, (e) the Northern Ireland Office and (f) the Cabinet Office were first informed of the contamination of Advanta rapeseed with GM varieties.
(126859)
20  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what definition he uses of public morality in his policy on banning fur farming in this country.
(126862)
21  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice he has received on the lowest percentage of GM contamination that can be practically tested for in ostensibly GM-free seed supplies.
(126861)
22  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 359W, which Canadian seeds authority was responsible for ensuring the purity of the rapeseed involved in the Advanta GM contamination incident.
(126854)
23  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the decision by the European Commission to decrease the export refunds for hatching eggs.
(126821)
24  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the reason for the time taken from when the Government first learned about the contamination of Advanta rapeseed with GM varieties to the date at which it first made a public announcement on this matter.
(126857)
25  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what advice Ministers or officials in his Department gave Advanta UK or companies associated with Advanta UK, about disclosure of information that rapeseed sold to British farmers was contaminated with genetically-modified rapeseed.
(126865)
26  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Advisory Committee on Releases into the Environment first met to discuss the contamination of Advanta rapeseed with GM varieties.
(126858)
27  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when the Government first informed (a) the Food Standards Agency, (b) English Nature, (c) the Scottish Executive, (d) the Welsh Assembly, (e) the Advisory Commission on Releases into the Environment and (f) the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes that Advanta rapeseed had become contaminated with GM varieties.
(126820)
28  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if she will make a statement on the progress of the people's panels.
(126104)
29  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to her Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 614W, how many cars have been purchased by the Government Car and Despatch Agency since May 1997 other than through the Government Car Service.
(126867)
30  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) representations her office has received and (b) meetings she has held on the topic of the proposed pesticides tax with (i) the British Agrochemicals Association, (ii) UKASTA, (iii) NOAH, (iv) the National Farmers' Union, (v) the Country Landowners' Association and (vi) agrochemical companies, giving the name of each company, including the dates and duration of the meetings.
(126899)
31  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what indemnities have been granted to directors of the New Millennium Experience Company.
(126870)
32  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the correspondence between the Chief Executive of the New Millennium Experience Company and the Accounting Officer of the Millennium Commission regarding the request for an additional grant of £38.6 million.
(126873)
33  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish, on a case by case basis, the amounts disbursed to date by the New Millennium Experience Company in relation to litigation.
(126464)
34  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contingency exists in the budget of the New Millennium Experience Company to meet the cost of litigation.
(126462)
35  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the basis on which the estimated closure costs of the Dome have been calculated.
(126872)
36  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received concerning Hawksworth Hall, near Leeds; and if he will make a statement.
(126871)
37  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he made of the value of the New Millennium Experience Company's current and contingent liabilities in relation to litigation.
(126463)
38  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the advantages and disadvantages of changing the planned end date of the Millennium Experience exhibition at the Dome.
(125931)
39  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what criteria the performance of Pierre-Yves Gerbeau will be judged for the purpose of bonus payment calculations.
(125932)
40  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by what criteria the success of the Millennium Dome will be judged.
(125933)
41  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June, Official Report, column 397W, regarding the Millennium Dome, if the target for visitor numbers which will be one of a range of measures used in any decision to award a bonus payment to the Chief Executive of the New Millennium Experience Company will be the stated target when P-Y. Gerbeau was appointed; and if he will make a statement.
(126290)
42  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of sponsorship payments due to the new Millennium Experience Company in respect of the Dome had been received on time by 31st May.
(126649)
43  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many television advertisements have been commissioned by his Department since 1st May 1997; and, of these, how many were provided with closed caption subtitling.
(126898)
44  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Blyth Valley of 15th May, Official Report, column 580W, on Lottery grants, what steps are proposed to increase the amount of Lottery money going to the constituency of Wirral South.
(126955)
45  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the total public subsidy that will be paid to live theatre in England, and its total audience, in each of the last five years.
(126322)
46  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations he has received from the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, about its funding.
(126868)
47  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Canadian Memorial Fountain in Green Park will be switched back on; and if he will make a statement.
(126589)
48  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 559W, on RAF Feltwell, how many visits, during each of the last five years, were made to RAF Feltwell by (a) honourable Members, (b) members of the House of Lords, (c) members of the US House of Representatives, (d) members of the US Senate and (e) representatives of the US Government.
(126601)
49  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when a Minister from his Department last visited RAF Feltwell.
(126648)
50  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13th June, Official Report, column 559W, on RAF Feltwell, on how many days in each of the last 12 months RAF personnel visited RAF Feltwell; and what was the last date on which RAF personnel were stationed at RAF Feltwell.
(126600)
51  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5th June, Official Report, column 22W, on RAF Feltwell, what was the costs to the RAF of the administration of RAF Feltwell for each of the last five years.
(126602)
52  
  
Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will enforce the agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Hodge (Eastern) Ltd. on recreational land at Caversfield in Oxfordshire.
(126663)
53  
  
Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Glasgow, Govan, of 25th May, Official Report, column 612W, on shipbuilding, what progress has been made on placing the contract for the survey vessels.
(127003)
54  
  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual suicide rate is of active service members of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force in each year since 1989, stating in each case (i) the number of suicides and (ii) the number of attempted suicides recorded classified by rank; what measures have been taken to improve the armed forces' approach to preventing suicide; and if he will make a statement.
(126902)
55  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if NATO has (a) carried out and (b) is undertaking research into ballistic missile defences.
(126938)
56  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions there have been between the UK and the USA regarding options for locating anti-ballistic missile sites in the UK.
(126942)
57  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what are the 2001 budget and staffing levels for the ballistic missile defence component of the Technology, Readiness and Risk Assessment programme.
(126951)
58  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) information exchange and (b) co-operation there has been between his Department and the US (i) Department of Defense and (ii) State Department concerning the US Airborne Laser.
(126944)
59  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place a list of agreements on information exchange between the UK and USA with regard to anti-ballistic missile systems in the Library.
(126943)
60  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent expenditure there has been by DERA on research into and evaluation of anti-ballistic missile systems.
(126950)
61  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions have taken place between the UK and the USA on sea-based ballistic missile defences.
(126945)
62  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions have taken place between his Department and representatives of the Russian Federation concerning ballistic missile defences; and if he will publish the minutes of the meetings.
(126940)
63  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment NATO has made regarding the nature of the threat from ballistic missile proliferation.
(126939)
64  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has (a) made recently and (b) plans to make of the impact of a national missile defence system on the security of the UK.
(126946)
65  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if Field Marshal Sergeyev of the Russian Federation discussed ballistic missile defences at the meeting of the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council on 9th June; and if he will publish the minutes of that meeting.
(126941)
66  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what basis a decision will be made on whether to allow the USA to upgrade the facilities at Fylingdales for a national missile defence system.
(126948)
67  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria the Government will employ in making a decision on the deployment of a national missile defence system.
(126947)
68  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the results of his Department's Technology, Readiness and Risk Assessment programme will be available before a decision is taken on whether to allow UK facilities to be used in a US national missile defence system.
(126949)
69  
N  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply to the honourable Member for Kingston-upon-Hull North of 9th June, for what reason the European Convention on Human Rights is not extended to the sovereign base areas in Cyprus.
(126291)
70  
N  
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will reply substantively to the question from the honourable Member for Dudley South (Ref. 122262).
(126599)
71  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the expected relationship between Retained DERA and New DERA.
(126933)
72  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the type of projects which (a) New DERA and (b) Retained DERA will undertake following the division of the organisation.
(126937)
73  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures he will take to ensure that at both Retained DERA and New DERA there is no diminution in (a) the scientific qualifications of staff and (b) the ability to provide impartial advice, once DERA is divided.
(126931)
74  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the UK firms represented at DSA 2000 in Malaysia; what recent meetings ministers or officials have had with such firms in respect of licensed production; and what products on display at DSA 2000 are (a) manufactured and (b) designed by UK firms.
(126765)
75  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what policy has been adopted with regard to the sale of self-reloading rifles no longer required by the British Army.
(126461)
76  
N  
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many lone parents in Paisley South have found employment as a consequence of the New Deal for Lone Parents.
(126816)
77  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average class size was for classes taught by one teacher in (a) 1996 and (b) 2000 for (i) pupils in Key Stage 1, (ii) pupils in Key Stage 2, (iii) primary schools and (iv) secondary schools in (1) Great Britain and (2) each parliamentary constituency.
(126175)
78  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for (a) Great Britain and (b) each local education authority the real terms expenditure per pupil for (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) each year since 1992 for which figures are available.
(126177)
79  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each institution of higher education in Great Britain the (a) total budget and (b) amount of budget deficit for each year since 1995 for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126176)
80  
N  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list for each parliamentary constituency (a) the total number of leavers from the New Deal for 18 to 24 year olds, (b) the total number of leavers who have gone into sustained unsubsidised employment and (c) the total number of leavers whose destination is unknown in 1999; and if he will make a statement.
(126178)
81  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he has made an environmental impact assessment of the implementation of the Cars for Work scheme.
(126842)
82  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many people he estimates will participate in the Cars for Work scheme.
(126844)
83  
  
Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how the Cars for Work scheme will be evaluated; and if he will make a statement.
(126843)
84  
  
Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Hexham of 22nd February about the reduction in Northumberland school budgets.
(126768)
85  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what percentage of specialist schools make use of their right to select up to 10 per cent. of their pupils by aptitude.
(127072)
86  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the statutory functions that will remain with Leeds Local Education Authority under the new arrangements for education services announced on 14th June.
(126823)
87  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what assessment he has made of the relationship between the costs of child-care in London and the child-care component of the working families tax credit.
(127004)
88  
  
Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the average primary school class size in East Sussex was for each year since 1979.
(126640)
89  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, which universities have received support from the (a) Higher Education Reach Out to Business & Community Fund, (b) the University Challenge Fund and (c) Science Enterprise Challenge initiative; what is the value of each award; and for what period of time each award has been allocated.
(126585)
90  
  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what criteria are used to assess the success of the Higher Education Reach Out to Business & Community Fund awards.
(126586)
91  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the (a) infant, (b) junior and (c) primary schools in the Northern Region that are in receipt of the European subsidy for school milk; and if he will make a statement.
(127009)
92  
  
Mr Bill Etherington (Sunderland North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent guidance he has issued to (a) infant, (b) junior and (c) primary schools in England and Wales on school milk schemes.
(127029)
93  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the most frequently cited reasons were for teacher absence giving rise to the need for supply teachers in each of the last five years.
(126788)
94  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what was the average cost of educating (a) a primary and (b) a secondary school pupil in (i) 1970, (ii) 1980, (iii) 1990 and (iv) 1999; and what was the cost of educating a pupil excluded from school in each of those years.
(126785)
95  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many teaching days were lost at schools in England and Wales owing to absence of teachers because of stress-related illness in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999.
(126787)
96  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many teachers resigned from teaching in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999 citing stress-related reasons.
(126786)
97  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what (a) resources and (b) money targetted at improving access for disabled school children has been made available (i) nationally (ii) in Teeside and (iii) in the constituency of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland since 1st May1997; and if he will make a statement.
(126496)
98  
N  
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he will reply substantively to the question from the honourable Member for Dudley South (Ref. 122261).
(126598)
99  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, which organisations and individuals he has consulted while undertaking the cross departmental review on Welfare to Work and ONE; in what form he has consulted them; on how many occasions he has met them; and if he will make a statement.
(126294)
100  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received in favour of retaining the Agricultural Wages Board; and if he will make a statement.
(127070)
101  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is the total level of government funding the current financial year for higher education institutions to support the training of teachers on PGCE courses in a subsidiary subject; and if he will make a statement.
(126965)
102  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to offer financial support to higher education institutions that train teachers in a subsidiary subject; and if he will make a statement.
(126964)
103  
  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance he gives to local education authorities on ensuring that instructors in maintained secondary schools have the same basic numeracy and literacy skills as those with qualified teacher status; and if he will make a statement.
(126783)
104  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 24th May, Official Report, column 539W, on dioxin, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness and accuracy of the programmes which monitor dioxin levels; and if he will make a statement.
(126260)
105  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 24th May, Official Report, column 539W, on dioxin, if he will make a statement about the operation of his Department's Hazardous Air Pollutants Programme in East Sussex.
(126258)
106  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department made, prior to the publication of the Waste Strategy 2000: England and Wales (Command Paper 4693), of the experiences in other countries of landfill mining, with particular reference to Germany; and if he will make a statement.
(126633)
107  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 24th May, Official Report, column 539W, on dioxin, what assessment his Department has made of the geographical comprehensiveness of his Department's Hazardous Air Pollutants Programme; and if he will make a statement.
(126257)
108  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 24th May, Official Report, column 539W, on dioxin, if he will list the research programmes which assess and monitor the levels of dioxins in the environment which have been sponsored by his Department, stating in each case the level of sponsorship, for each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126262)
109  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the percentage of waste produced by his Department which was (a) re-used and (b) recycled during the last year for which figures are available.
(126635)
110  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 24th May, Official Report, column 539W, on dioxin, what steps he has taken to publicise the website displaying the results of programmes which monitor dioxin levels; how many hits that website has received for each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what is the web address.
(126259)
111  
  
Jackie Ballard (Taunton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what variables are to be measured in the assessment of GM farms trials; and how the criteria for judging success in relation to a particular GM crop will be measured against those variables.
(126632)
112  
N  
Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the proximity principle relating to planning applications and permissions for new waste incinerators.
(126466)
113  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, on what evidence his Department has based its view that HFCs are not sustainable technology in the long term.
(127002)
114  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment his Department has made of the risks to public safety from the use of volatile and flammable hydrocarbons as refrigerants.
(126979)
115  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what alternatives to CFCs and HCFCs as refrigerant products his Department has identified which are non-flammable, non-toxic and energy efficient.
(126977)
116  
  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the occasions in the last 12 months on which ministers in his Department have met (a) Greenpeace, (b) other environmental groups and (c) representatives of the refrigeration industry to discuss the future use of HFCs.
(126976)
117  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, which local authorities operate registration schemes for houses in multiple occupation; how many properties are on the list; and what proportion are estimated to be high risk.
(127007)
118  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what discussions took place at the Rail Summit about the time keeping of West Coast Mainline services between Liverpool Lime Street and Euston.
(126782)
119  
  
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it a condition when re-awarding the franchise for the West Coast Main Line that the level of on-board services between Liverpool Lime Street and Euston Station is improved.
(126781)
120  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his policy on land value taxation and brownfield development.
(126105)
121  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many local authority private finance initiative schemes (a) are in progress, (b) have been completed and (c) are currently awaiting approval by region, what is the (i) average cost per scheme and (ii) overall cost of approved schemes to date; how many of each type of scheme (1) have been approved, (2) are awaiting approval and (3) have been turned down; and what type of scheme has been approved in each region.
(126106)
122  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many local authorities have initiated PFI schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(126107)
123  
  
Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the results of the schemes that are exploring alternative mechanisms of funding speed cameras.
(126966)
124  
N  
Mr Don Foster (Bath):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the estimated annual percentage change in motor vehicle traffic was in (a) Great Britain and (b) each region for each year since 1984.
(126108)
125  
  
Mr Patrick Hall (Bedford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will review the Refuse Disposal Act 1978 with regard to the seven day notice period applicable to vehicles abandoned on the public highway before they can be removed by local authorities.
(126568)
126  
  
Mr Patrick Hall (Bedford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to maintain an official record of the number of motor vehicles abandoned every year in England and Wales.
(126566)
127  
  
Mr Patrick Hall (Bedford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will introduce legisation to amend the Data Protection Act 1998 to allow details of last registered owners of abandoned motor vehicles to be passed to local authorities on request.
(126565)
128  
  
Mr Patrick Hall (Bedford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to review the (a) legal and (b) financial framework for dealing with abandoned motor vehicles.
(126567)
129  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) North-East Regional Development Agency and (b) other regional development agencies; and if he will make a statement.
(126497)
130  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the relationship between North-East Regional Development Agency and local regeneration partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
(126498)
131  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Cabinet governance in (a) Teeside area and (b) local authorities across the country; and if he will make a statement.
(126493)
132  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if representatives of Central Railway attended his recent Rail Summit.
(126533)
133  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 315W, on Central Railway, if officials of his Department have met representatives of Central Railway within the last two months; and if he will make a statement.
(126564)
134  
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 on New Deal for Communities; and what projects qualify for funding under New Deal for Communities.
(126545)
135  
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 overseas trips on official business he has made since 1st January; and how many days he has spent overseas since 1st January.
(126546)
136  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the (a) itinerary, (b) cost and (c) purpose of his visit to (i) Nigeria and (ii) Sierra Leone in the week beginning 12th June.
(126547)
137  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of below tolerable standard houses in England and Scotland; and on what criteria this is based.
(126544)
138  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list Part C GM crop trial plantings in Shrewsbury and Atcham; and if he will make a statement.
(126883)
139  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what annual incremental costs he estimates will be incurred over the next five years by local authorities (a) on average and (b) in total in ensuring compliance with the Best Value programme.
(126756)
140  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate his Department has made of the average start-up costs for a local authority of implementing Best Value.
(126758)
141  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what representations have been made to his Department on the compliance costs associated with the implementation of Best Value by local authorities; and what account he will take of such representations in deciding funding allocations for local authorities.
(126757)
142  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the applications that are outstanding by type and capacity for the construction of incinerators.
(126761)
143  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how much public subsidy (a) was spent in each of the last three years and (b) his Department forecasts will be spent in the current financial year on the construction of incinerators; and if he will list the incinerator projects and the amount of public subsidy in each case.
(126759)
144  
  
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent representations he has received about the SBS system of aerobic degradation and municipal waste; and what responses he has made.
(126764)
145  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will estimate the cost per year to charities who organise parades and carnivals if they have to apply for formal road closure orders.
(126206)
146  
N  
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of additional formal road closure orders which will be required in respect of carnivals and parades organised by charities if the police cease using their emergency powers for this purpose.
(126207)
147  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the matters currently decided by the Department of (a) the Environment, Transport and the Regions, (b) of Health and (c) for Education and Employment which would be decided by the EU if the present Draft Treaty of Nice is agreed.
(126578)
148  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for schemes enabling tenants of social housing to convert their rents to mortgages.
(126793)
149  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many times (a) he, (b) the Minister for the Environment, (c) the Minister for Local Government and the Regions and (d) the Minister for Housing and Planning have come to their office in the last month (i) all or part of the way by official car and (ii) by other means.
(126796)
150  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he proposes to take following the House of Lords judgement in the case of Shimizu (UK) Limited v Westminster City Council in 1997.
(126967)
151  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to publish an environmental appraisal alongside the Government's Ten Year Transport Plan.
(126852)
152  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will issue his Policy Appraisal and the Environmental Policy Guidance, Sustainable Development: What it is and What You Can Do, to newly-appointed ministers and civil servants involved in policy development.
(126851)
153  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what further plans he has concerning the development of the targets and policies contained in the sustainable development frameworks produced in each English region; and if he will make a statement.
(126850)
154  
  
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what steps he plans to take following the decision in R v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs, ex parte O'Byrne.
(126801)
155  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out the cash and percentage increase in the St Helens Metropolitan Council (a) revenue support grant, (b) HRA subsidy, (c) capital grants and (d) partnership grants for (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99 and (iii) 1999-2000.
(126638)
156  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate the Government has made of the cost to public funds of implementing their proposals on access to the countryside, including start up costs and operational costs.
(126863)
157  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the statement on 18th May, Official Report, column 475, when the seed purity checks were put in place; how many consignments of GM seeds have been checked to date; to what degree of purity the seeds were tested; and what were the results of the tests.
(126855)
158  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the circumstances in which the Government has a duty to make public the location of crop sites accidentally sown with GM-contaminated seeds.
(126817)
159  
  
Mr Douglas Alexander (Paisley South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many lone parents are benefiting from the working families tax credit.
(126866)
160  
N  
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the existing tax relief for small companies investing in research and development excludes (a) sole practitioners, (b) partnerships and (c) companies which are not incorporated under the Companies Acts.
(126587)
161  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer the written question reference no. 121789 tabled by the honourable Member for Birkenhead on 9th May.
(126563)
162  
N  
Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proposals he has to provide funding to assist less well off people to buy houses under the IDA scheme.
(126548)
163  
  
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the timetable for implementation of each part of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
(126975)
164  
  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the Treasury's estimate of the economic and fiscal consequences of joining the first wave of the euro in 1999; and if he will update it.
(126791)
165  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which EU tax proposals currently under consideration could be agreed under qualified majority voting if the current draft of the Treaty of Nice is accepted.
(126794)
166  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition the Government uses of unfair tax competition in its work in the EU on that issue.
(126795)
167  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much extra tax and national insurance he will collect following the introduction of the All Employee Share Scheme from employee and employer participants in the scheme.
(126960)
168  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from (a) employers and (b) employees about the All-Employee Share Scheme; what was the nature of those representations; and if he will make a statement.
(126935)
169  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the annual upper limit of £1,500 for contributions to the All-Employee Share Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(126934)
170  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with employers about the cost and administration which will be involved in running the new All-Employee Share Scheme alongside existing schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(126968)
171  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions with employers he had before deciding on an upper limit of £1,500 per year for employees purchasing shares under the new All-Employee Share Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(126961)
172  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employees who contribute more than £1,500 per year to purchase their employing company shares through a share scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(126936)
173  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the revenue implications of levying employer national insurance contributions on (a) private medical insurance offered to employees, (b) employee Christmas parties, (c) rape alarms for employees, (d) sports facilities for employees and (e) nursery facilities for employees.
(126183)
174  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for undertaking publicity campaigns ahead of the introduction of integrated child credit and employment credit; and if he will make a statement.
(126182)
175  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what has been the cost to public funds of the working families tax credit advertising campaign in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01.
(126179)
176  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the cost implications to public funds of phasing out the working families tax credit and replacing it with integrated child credit and employment credit.
(126181)
177  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what safeguards he has put in place to ensure that money spent through the National Changeover plan will be neutral in its impact upon public opinion about whether the United Kingdom should join the euro.
(126185)
178  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) representations the Treasury has received and (b) meetings he has held on the proposed pesticides tax with (i) the British Agrochemicals Association, (ii) UKASTA, (iii) NOAH, (iv) the National Farmers' Union, (v) the Country Landowners' Association and (vi) agrochemical companies, giving the name of each company, including the dates and duration of the meetings.
(126900)
179  
  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received concerning the cross departmental review on Welfare to Work and ONE; and if he will make a statement.
(126895)
180  
N  
Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition is used in the Review of the Knowledge Economy of the goal of universal access to the Internet; and if he will make a statement.
(126024)
181  
  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of India and Pakistan on Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.
(126849)
182  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the (a) powers and (b) resources made available to the Chairman of the Board of the Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development under the LomeĢ Agreement; and what assessment he has made of the relationship between that appointment and the funding of the Revolutionary United Front.
(126889)
183  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training of Revolutionary United Front officials took place as a result of Article III of the LomeĢ Peace Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
(126885)
184  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made (a) to and (b) via the Commonwealth Secretariat regarding the release of prisoners and award of amnesty during the period of negotiations of the LomeĢ Peace Agreement on Sierra Leone.
(126891)
185  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the meeting which necessitated the postponement of the Minister for Europe's planned visit to Reading as part of the Your Britain, Your Europe Roadshow on 26th May was arranged.
(126882)
186  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the role of the Committee for the Release of Prisoners of War and Non-Combatants, established under the LomeĢ Agreement; what representations he made to the parties on this issue; and how many prisoners of war have been released.
(126887)
187  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what occasions his office was in (a) telephone and (b) direct communication with negotiators discussing peace in Sierra Leone in LomeĢ; to what extent (i) the UK delegation to Togo and (ii) the West Africa section of his Department was involved; and if he will make a statement.
(126890)
188  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what senior (a) political, (b) military, and (c) quasi-judicial positions were occupied by Revolutionary United Front personnel as a consequence of the LomeĢ Peace Agreement.
(126886)
189  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of Article XVIII of the LomeĢ Agreement on Sierra Leone on the effectiveness of that country's helicopter support capabilities; and if he will make a statement.
(126893)
190  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the status of the trust fund established in the LomeĢ Peace Agreement to transform the Revolutionary United Front into a political party; how much money was paid into the fund; and what British funds were involved.
(126884)
191  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of the (a) diamonds and (b) gold sold by the Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development established under the LomeĢ Peace Agreement; and what measures were put in place during negotiations on the Agreement to ensure the Sierra Leone Treasury received the entire proceeds of these sales.
(126888)
192  
  
Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the outcome of the General Affairs Council held in Luxembourg on 12th to 14th June; and if he will make a statement.
(126746)
193  
N  
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the situation of members of the Jewish community in Shiraz who are undergoing the legal process in Iran; what recent representations he has made to the Iranian Government concerning this case; and if he will make a statement.
(126522)
194  
  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what bilateral discussions with (a) Canada and (b) Denmark there have been on developing criteria for the formulation of a decision on national missile defence.
(126957)
195  
  
Mr Denzil Davies (Llanelli):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what has been the total cost to public funds so far of Her Majesty's Government participation in the (a) Financial Action Task Force and (b) Financial Stability Forum.
(126755)
196  
  
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Canning Town):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what legal assistance, with particular reference to the filing of an appeal, was given via the British Consular staff in Cuba to Ms Rachel McGee, following her trial there in September 1999.
(126766)
197  
N  
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Canning Town):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what legal assistance was given via the British Consular staff in Cuba to Ms Rachel McGee, prior to her trial there in September 1999.
(126767)
198  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to the Government of Spain about the possible effects on United Kingdom manufacturers of recent legislative changes to the regulations on the pricing of pharmaceutical products in that country.
(126668)
199  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the governments of (a) South Africa and (b) other countries bordering Zimbabwe concerning the situation in Zimbabwe.
(126763)
200  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government classifies diamonds originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as diamonds from an area of conflict.
(126754)
201  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what action the Government plans to take in respect of British-registered companies trading in diamonds from conflict areas.
(126784)
202  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to send observers to Zimbabwe for the parliamentary elections; and if he will make a statement.
(126760)
203  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses to assess whether overseas elections are free and fair.
(126762)
204  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress made in establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and National Human Rights Commission in Sierra Leone as envisaged by the LomeĢ Peace Agreement.
(126616)
205  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list his officials who took part in observer missions during the negotiations in LomeĢ between the Government of Sierra Leone and the Revolutionary United Front.
(126609)
206  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which officials from his Department received representations from the Justice Minister of Sierra Leone during the LomeĢ talks.
(126622)
207  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what was the role played by his Department during the LomeĢ negotiations on Sierra Leone.
(126615)
208  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from (a) his European counterparts, (b) the US Government and (c) the Russian Government regarding the Russian proposal for creating a pan-European ABM system.
(126606)
209  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made in re-establishing a joint city administration in Mitrovica.
(126644)
210  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to UNMIK regarding (a) establishment of local power-sharing arrangements for the Serbs in Mitrovica; and (b) re-establishing blocked trade ties between the southern and the northern parts of Mitrovica.
(126645)
211  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Serbia's exports of wheat and maize to (a) Libya, (b) Iraq and (c) Syria.
(126627)
212  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from Mitrovica's regional administrator regarding additional human, financial and security resources for this town.
(126643)
213  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he made of progress made by the Joint Interim Administrative Council for Mitrovica.
(126646)
214  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he received from the UN Commissioner on Human Rights, on Sierra Leone, following her visit there in June 1999.
(126624)
215  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role he envisages for the Revolutionary United Front in implementing of the LomeĢ Peace Agreement.
(126617)
216  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what percentage of the funds budgeted by the EU for 1999 has been spent on reconstruction in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
(126642)
217  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role was played by the British ChargeĢ d'Affaires in LomeĢ, at the LomeĢ peace negotiations.
(126623)
218  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future of the LomeĢ agreement.
(126614)
219  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) UN counterparts concerning Ambassador Richard Holbrooke's proposal that the United Nations should transform its civilian-run peacekeeping department into a larger and more effective military-style operation.
(126607)
220  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the possibility of bringing Foday Sankoh to justice.
(126629)
221  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations were made by his Department to (a) President Kabbah and (b) the Revolutionary United Front regarding granting of an amnesty to all the RUF members suspected of commiting crimes in Sierra Leone prior to 7th July 1999.
(126608)
222  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of illegal arms shipments to Sierra Leone.
(126620)
223  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proposals to establish an international war crimes tribunal for Sierra Leone.
(126613)
224  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what research his Department has undertaken on ways of preventing British weapons from falling into the hands of child soldiers.
(126625)
225  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations were made to him by the Sierra Leone Government after 1st May on the deteriorating situation in Sierra Leone.
(126619)
226  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list his officials who have visited (a) Nigeria, (b) Liberia, (c) Sierra Leone and (d) Togo since January 1999.
(126610)
227  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the percentage of UNMIK'S authorised civil administration staff deployed in Kosovo.
(126647)
228  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children fighting in (a) the Sierra Leone army, (b) militias supporting the Sierra Leone Government and (c) factions fighting against the Sierra Leone army.
(126639)
229  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made in establishing the criminal justice system in Kosovo.
(126603)
230  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Generation Europe organisation has received from the (a) British Government and (b) European Union.
(126596)
231  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for how long the Generation Europe organisation has received funding from his Department.
(126595)
232  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations were made by the Sierra Leone Justice Minister to his Department regarding the progress of the LomeĢ peace negotiations from April to July 1999.
(126621)
233  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made in establishing provisional institutions for democratic self-government in Kosovo.
(126604)
234  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on financial and trade links between (a) Serbia and Iraq and (b) the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Iraq.
(126626)
235  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what factors influenced the decision of the parties to the LomeĢ peace accord to accept the inclusion of a general amnesty for members of the RUF.
(126618)
236  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times he has met President Kabbah of Sierra Leone since January 1999; where the meetings took place; and what was discussed.
(126611)
237  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what factors underlay the decision to introduce a twin-track strategy on Sierra Leone; and when this strategy was introduced.
(126612)
238  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from the US Government regarding the form that the provisonal self-government in Kosovo will take and its relationship to UNMIK and KFOR.
(126605)
239  
N  
Mr John Redwood (Wokingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the matters currently decided by the Department of Health which could be determined by a qualified majority vote in the EU if the Draft Treaty of Nice is agreed.
(126576)
240  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the criteria he uses to measure human rights improvements in a country.
(126658)
241  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of critical engagement with Sudan on human rights there; and if he will make a statement.
(126657)
242  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the international community is taking to ensure that Sudanese oil revenues are not being used to assist the war effort in Sudan.
(126662)
243  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to persuade United Kingdom companies to withdraw from Sudan until there is peace there.
(126661)
244  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans there are for the co-funding, via the G8, of the development of plutonium fuel in Russia.
(126572)
245  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Saudi Arabian Government on their legal system.
(126637)
246  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many television advertisements have been commissioned by his Department since 1st May 1997; and, of these, how many were provided with closed caption subtitling.
(126897)
247  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 12th June, Official Report, column 468W, how many NHS census replies he has received to date (a) on tape and (b) by dictation over the telephone.
(126184)
248  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the expenditure per head of population in each health authority area in London for each year from 1996-97 to 2000-01.
(127010)
249  
  
Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many digital hearing aids are currently available on the NHS.
(126750)
250  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what national health information campaigns his Department (a) ran in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99 and (iii) 1999-2000 and (b) will run in 2000-01; and what issues have been covered by, and what the costs are for, each campaign.
(126101)
251  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what public information has been made available in the last three years, and where, by his Department on the relationship between asthma and environmental conditions; how much has been spent on providing such information; and what other agencies have been involved.
(126103)
252  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the Government has consulted on the development of a sexual health strategy for young people.
(126100)
253  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice he has issued to primary care groups about local health information campaigns.
(126102)
254  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue new advice to practitioners who are immunising against Meningitis C to take account of possible adverse reactions.
(126254)
255  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the procedures for trials of new vaccines.
(126256)
256  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking in his evaluation of the Meningitis C immunisation programme to ensure that he receives an accurate assessment of the numbers of individuals who may be suffering an adverse reaction.
(126255)
257  
N  
Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will produce a report on the immunisation programme against Meningitis C, including reported incidents of side effects.
(126253)
258  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the incidence, control and reduction of MRSA in hospitals in the Netherlands.
(126325)
259  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will send a substantive reply to the letter sent to him by the honourable Member for Thanet North on 18th May concerning Mrs A. Richardson and Miss Carrie Richardson.
(126328)
260  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reasons underlay his decision to discontinue the annual published report by the Chief Medical Officer on the state of the public health.
(126665)
261  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to the European Commission in respect of the December amendment to Article 100 of the Spanish Medicines Law.
(126667)
262  
  
Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what powers he has to control the prices of (a) parallel-traded branded medicines, (b) branded medicines dispensed against generic prescriptions and (c) branded generic medicines.
(126666)
263  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for (a) Great Britain and (b) each health authority area, the expenditure on health per head of population, expressed in real terms, for (i) 1979, (ii) 1990 and (iii) each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement.
(126588)
264  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the revenue to the NHS from charges for (a) NHS dental examinations and (b) NHS dental treatments for the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126060)
265  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the revenue to the NHS from charges for (a) examinations and (b) prescriptions by opticians for the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126061)
266  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the total cost (a) to his Department and (b) in total of training a medical student for one year for (i) pre-clinical training and (ii) clinical training; and if he will make a statement.
(126063)
267  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the average unit cost to the NHS of a new hospital bed in (a) an existing district general hospital, (b) a new district general hospital paid for exclusively by public money, (c) a new district general hospital paid for exclusively by private money and (d) a new district hospital paid for through a PFI scheme; and if he will make a statement.
(126059)
268  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list for each NHS trust in Great Britain the (a) total budget and (b) amount of budget deficit, for each year since 1995 for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126109)
269  
N  
Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical students entered NHS employment and what was the cost to his Department of training those students, in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126062)
270  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent on (a) drugs, (b) care, (c) other treatment and (d) research in relation to AIDS in (i) 1985, (ii) 1990 and (iii) 1999.
(126828)
271  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost to the NHS was of treating sexually transmitted diseases including in-patient and outpatient treatment and prevention in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999.
(126839)
272  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the NHS was of infertility treatment in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; and of this, how much was as a consequence of previous sexually-transmitted disease, with particular reference to chlamydia.
(126841)
273  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many doctors, nurses and other NHS staff were employed in genito-urinary medicine in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; and how much their employment cost in each of these years.
(126799)
274  
N  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of the (a) adolescent and child psychiatry service, (b) adolescent and child psychology service, (c) community psychiatric nursing service, (d) cervical cytology screening programme and (e) accident and emergency service in (i) 1970, (ii) 1980, (iii) 1990 and (iv) 1999.
(126824)
275  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost was of one hour of a GP's working time, excluding seniority payments but including supporting staff and premises, in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999 at constant prices.
(126829)
276  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost was of providing abortions on the NHS in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999.
(126826)
277  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the district nurse service in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; and how many were employed in each of those years.
(126827)
278  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the total cost of running drug dependency units and treatments for drug addicts broken down between (a) in-patient and (b) out-patient care, separately identifying the costs for (i) methadone prescribing and (ii) prevention schemes in (1) 1970, (2) 1980, (3) 1990 and (4) 1999.
(126747)
279  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost of a GP was, excluding seniority payments but including supporting staff and premises, in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999.
(126749)
280  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of the health visitor service in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999 and how many people were employed in the service in each of those years.
(126831)
281  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of HIV infection in 1995 was spread through (a) homosexual contact, (b) heterosexual contact, (c) drug use and (d) other specified means; and what are the most recent figures for transmission in these categories.
(126830)
282  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost was of treatment services for alcoholics and alcoholism, including in-patient and out-patient care and prevention schemes, in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999.
(126837)
283  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate how many of those with (a) AIDS and (b) HIV come from broken families.
(126800)
284  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to the NHS of treating cancer of the cervix and other cervical abnormalities in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999.
(126840)
285  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the incidence was of (a) pulmonary heart disease, (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary heart disease and (c) lung cancer in (i) 1970, (ii) 1980, (iii) 1990 and (iv) 1999; and how much it cost to treat each of those diseases in those years.
(126825)
286  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people visited a genito-urinary clinic in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; and what was the cost of drugs prescribed to deal with sexually transmitted diseases in each of these years.
(126798)
287  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with AIDS and HIV there were in the UK in (a) 1985, (b) 1990 and (c) 1999.
(126748)
288  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) sterilisations and (b) reversals of sterilisation were carried out by the NHS in (i) 1970, (ii) 1980, (iii) 1990 and (iv) 1999; how many were requested as a result of people getting married or acquiring new partners; and what the total cost to the NHS was in each of those years.
(126838)
289  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hip operations, (b) knee replacements, (c) hernia operations and (d) cataract operations were carried out at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in the last available year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
(126590)
290  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital have benefited from the two week wait for treatment for cancer; and if he will make a statement.
(126591)
291  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists were registered in Shrewsbury and Atcham in (a) May 1997 and (b) for the last available date; and if he will make a statement.
(126592)
292  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason patients registered with an NHS dentist are struck off the list by the health authority if they do not visit their dentist for 15 months; for what reason this period was reduced; and if he will make a statement.
(127013)
293  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of NHS dentists (a) nationally and (b) in the North-West; and if he will make a statement.
(127069)
294  
N  
Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the cost to public funds of the recent NHS census, including printing, distribution, posting, processing and analysis and publication of the results.
(126180)
295  
  
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what is the per capita spend on health in (a)the Yorkshire and Humber region, (b)Scotland and (c)Wales.
(126650)
296  
N  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, during which month the Minister for Health will respond to the 1998 Review by Professor Sheila McClean of the Embryology and Fertilisation Act 1990.
(126779)
297  
N  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department's register of sex offenders outlined in the Protection of Children Act 1999 will include British sex offenders who are known to have been convicted abroad.
(126778)
298  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, further to his Answer of 28th February, Official Report, column 76W, on the East Midlands Ambulance Service, when improved control technology for the East Midlands Ambulance Service Trust will be implemented; and how long the process of approval for the project has taken since first submission by the Trust.
(127011)
299  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received regarding a national celebration to mark the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.
(126874)
300  
N  
Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the advice he has received from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees concerning her recommendations as regards the return of Kosovan refugees.
(126292)
301  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if it his policy to seek to disapply the provisions of the Sunday Observance Act 1780 in respect of 31st December 2000.
(126803)
302  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) died and (b) were injured in domestic fires in each of the last five years, and, of these, what proportion of the fires occurred in houses in multiple occupation.
(127008)
303  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to announce the successful applications for city status to celebrate the Millennium.
(126575)
304  
  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of crime have been paid compensation by the Criminal Injuries Board (a) in 2000 and (b) in 1999; and how many suffered deductions because they sought to defend themselves when assaulted and were thereby deemed to have contributed to their injuries.
(126569)
305  
  
Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will make available the formal response by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary Report, Winning Consent.
(126969)
306  
  
Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what response he has received from Gedling Borough Council on improvements to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 following his letter to local authorities on 15th October 1999 and subsequent requests for councils' views on tackling anti-social behaviour.
(126789)
307  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports he has received on the behaviour of ticketless English fans in Eindhoven.
(126664)
308  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the reviews undertaken by his Department and the date those reviews were completed since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(126554)
309  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the expenditure was (a) in total and (b) per head of population (i) in each police force in Great Britain and (ii) in total in (1) 1979, (2) 1987 and (3) each year since 1992; and what was the real terms change for each year.
(126229)
310  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the prisons, by prison category, which have received additional funding for special projects under funding made available through the Comprehensive Spending Review; if he will give details of the projects; and if he will make a statement.
(126553)
311  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer 9th June, Official Report, column 394W, on prisons, if he will give details of the RESPOND programme including the training required and the amount of training undertaken to date; if he will give details of the targets set for training in this area; and if he will make a statement.
(126558)
312  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total number of (a) police officers, (b) civilian staff and (c) special constables, per head of population, in each police force in Great Britain and in total in (i) 1979, (ii) 1987 and (iii) each year since 1992.
(126228)
313  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the date each report by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons was (a) received by the Home Office and (b) published, in each of the last two years; and if he will list those reports which are currently with his Department, but are yet to be published and the date they were received.
(126557)
314  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the research projects (a) being undertaken and (b) recently commissioned by his Department; and if he will make statement.
(126555)
315  
N  
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the change was in planned expenditure on (a) the Prison Service, (b) policing and (c) probation (i) in total and (ii) in real terms in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
(126556)
316  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what has been the cost to date of the investigation by Wiltshire Constabulary into the Chemical and Biological Defence establishment at Porton Down; and how many (a) police officers and (b) civilians are employed on it.
(126499)
317  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) have voluntarily contacted the police, (b) the police have contacted and (c) have contacted designated support groups and their helplines in connection with the Wiltshire Constabulary inquiry into events at Porton Down.
(126792)
318  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the proposals on civil forfeiture of assets in Chapter 5 of the Performance and Innovation Unit Report, Receiving the Proceeds of Crime, with the European Convention on Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.
(126597)
319  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the new detention centre near Doncaster to open; what its initial and full capacity will be; and if he will make a statement.
(126593)
320  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answers of 12th June, Official Report, column 518W, and 17th March, Official Report, column 376W, if he will place the text of the review conducted by the Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality into the collapse of the Global Cultural Diversity Congress in the Library.
(126537)
321  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from foreign governments regarding the civil penalty for carrying clandestine illegal entrants under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
(126530)
322  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library copies of the responses which he received from organisations outside government to his consultation about the proposed EC Directive on implementing the equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin.
(126535)
323  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost is to public funds of the establishment of the Passport Agency's press office; how many press officers are to be employed; what salaries they are to be paid; and if he will make a statement.
(126527)
324  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) companies have gone into (i) receivership and (ii) liquidation and (b) individuals been declared bankrupt as a result of inability or failure to pay the civil penalty for carrying clandestine entrants under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
(126532)
325  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide a breakdown of the total cost to public funds of the collapse of the Global Cultural Diversity Congress.
(126552)
326  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the Right honourable Member for Maidstone and the Weald, Official Report, 8th May, column 302W, on the number of prisoners in work, (a) if he will break down the work undertaken by the 162 prisoners at HMP Coldingley engaged in other occupations and the 215 prisoners engaged in prison maintenance work, (b) if there are further prisoners engaged in work at HMP Kirklevington and HMP Mount and (c) what the reasons are for the figure of 223 prisoners engaged in wing cleaning work at HMP Usk; and if he will make a statement.
(126543)
327  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer to the Right honourable Member for Maidstone and the Weald, 8th May, Official Report, column 306W, on prison workshops, for what reasons HMPs Kirklevington, Usk, Wayland and Weare were not included; and if he will make a statement.
(126541)
328  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been brought to date under section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
(126528)
329  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he proposes to take following the report of the Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality into the collapse of the Global Cultural Diversity Congress.
(126559)
330  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the introduction of compulsory voting at (a) local and (b) national elections.
(126539)
331  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many persons have been served with civil penalty notices under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 for carrying clandestine illegal entrants in their vehicles; what type of vehicle was involved in each case; what the level of the penalty was in each case; what the nationality of the person served with the penalty was in each case; how many companies have been served with the penalty (a) in addition to and (b) instead of persons directly responsible for driving the vehicles; how many appeals have been entered against the penalties; and how many of them have been successful; and if he will make a statement.
(126531)
332  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list for the period between the commencement of the home detention curfew scheme and 31st May (a) the number of prisoners who were released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the specific offences which they committed, (b) the average sentence (i) received and (ii) served, and the average period spent on the scheme, in respect of each specific offence, (c) the number of prisoners released on the scheme, with a breakdown of the offences committed, who (1) breached the conditions of the curfew, (2) disappeared and were recaptured, (3) disappeared and remain unlawfully at large, and (4) had their licences revoked, and for what reasons, (d) the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme while on the scheme, including all offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence and (e) a breakdown of the specific offences committed by prisoners released on the scheme who committed a further offence whilst on the scheme that was similar in character to that for which they were originally convicted, including all offences committed by prisoners who committed more than one offence; and if he will make a statement.
(126536)
333  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his planned timetable is for establishing and bringing into operation the detention centres at (a) Thurleigh, (b) Harmondsworth and (c) Aldington.
(126594)
334  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) reports have been received by his Department from and (b) discussions have been held with, the liquidator in respect of Global Cultural Diversity Congress 2000 Ltd.
(126560)
335  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what task forces have been set up by his Department; when each was set up; if he will list their members and the remuneration received in each case; and if he will make a statement.
(126526)
336  
  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made in the case of Mr A. S. A (reference A1012793/8(s)).
(126962)
337  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will establish a national register of unexploded bombs from the Second World War, available for public inspection; and if he will make a statement.
(126952)
338  
  
Mr Phil Sawford (Kettering):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the total cost of the Burns Inquiry into hunting with dogs.
(126901)
339  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child road casualties there have been in the last year for which figures are available in Stoke-on-Trent North; and if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting his 2010 target for reducing such casualties.
(127071)
340  
N  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the running costs of the House are on (a) sitting and (b) non-sitting Fridays.
(126324)
341  
  
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will list the countries which have had their debts to the United Kingdom cancelled as part of the debt relief programme for the poorest countries; and what the cost of the programme to the UK has been to date.
(126970)
342  
N  
Mr Francis Maude (Horsham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is the gap between aid provided and aid needs in 2000 for refugee return in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
(126641)
343  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the extent of Government corruption in Sierra Leone.
(126651)
344  
N  
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the need for programmes to promote good governance in (a)Ghana, (b)Rwanda, (c)Nigeria, (d) Uganda and (e)China; and what assessment she has made of the extent of government corruption in each case.
(126652)
345  
  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the length of time taken for young offenders' cases to reach a conclusion was in the courts in each metropolitan police authority area in the last year for which figures are available; and what the corresponding figures were for 1997.
(126963)
346  
N  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will list the predicted weighted case load and cash limit allocation for 2000-01 for each magistrates' courts committee ranked by cost per case on the weighted caseload used in the grant formula.
(126465)
347  
N  
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many appeals were made to the Chief Constable on the removal of firearms certificates under the Firearms (N.I.) Order 1981 in each year from 1995 to date.
(126656)
348  
  
Mr Shaun Woodward (Witney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on how arrangements for Best Value will be made within the proposed new structure for policing under the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill.
(126577)
349  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the President of the Council, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of enabling honourable Members to submit parliamentary questions electronically.
(126636)
350  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will list the scheduled dates of meetings of the Appointments Commission in 2000.
(126834)
351  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if the Appointments Commission will make it its policy to give unsuccessful applicants for membership of the House of Lords reasons why their applications failed.
(126832)
352  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, if applicants for membership of the House of Lords are to receive a specification from the Appointments Commission setting out the qualities and abilities expected in successful applicants.
(126836)
353  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the President of the Council, who provides the secretariat supporting the Appointments Commission; and how many persons are employed in it.
(126835)
354  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, what his policy is in respect of attendance at daily press briefings by his official spokeman.
(126802)
355  
N  
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place in the Library his correspondence with Pamela Dix of the Lockerbie relatives on the Lockerbie Trust.
(126252)
356  
  
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Prime Minister, what were the total costs of the Social Exclusion Unit in 1999.
(126797)
357  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, what representations his Office has received from Central Railway within the last two months.
(126534)
358  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 355W, on Central Railway, when members of the Number Ten Policy Unit met representatives of Central Railway.
(126540)
359  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the recent UNICEF Report on Poverty in The United Kingdom.
(126570)
360  
  
Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Regional Selective Assistance applications were granted for each local authority area in Scotland in each year since RSA was introduced; and what was the value of each application.
(126631)
361  
  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many television advertisements have been commissioned by his Department since 1st May 1997; and, of these, how many were provided with closed caption subtitling.
(126896)
362  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what percentage of waste produced by his Department was (a) re-used and (b) recycled in the last year for which figures are available.
(126634)
363  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the impact of housing benefit shortfalls on the family budgets of households on income support/incapacity benefit.
(127006)
364  
  
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the characteristics of households with incomes below the level of income support.
(127005)
365  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the expected monthly stakeholder pension for those contributing (a) £30 per month and (b) £40 per month consistent with Decision Tree 3 of the stakeholder discussion paper published by the Financial Services Authority.
(126561)
366  
N  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out the assumptions behind the predicted stakeholder pension pay-outs published by the Financial Services Authority.
(126562)
367  
N  
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what indicator he will use to judge the success of his Department's efforts to increase uptake of the minimum income guarantee.
(124960)
368  
N  
Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps he is taking to help low-paid people provide for their retirement.
(124955)
369  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many applicants are currently awaiting a decision on the calculation of their entitlement to widowed mother's allowance; and how many of those have been waiting for more than (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) 12 months.
(126523)
370  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what his target is for processing applications for widowed mother's allowance; how many applications are being processed within that target time; and if he will make a statement.
(126525)
371  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his policy on paying interest on late payments of widowed mother's allowance.
(126524)
372  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list for the most recent date for which figures are available the number of people from each of the successor states to the former Yugoslavia who were claiming social security benefits in the United Kingdom under the 1958 bilateral social security agreement.
(126538)
373  
N  
Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the Benefits Agency received application for widowed mother's allowance and widows' payment from Mrs C. M. of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, (WA 075311C); when his Department will complete its calculation of her benefit; when she will receive payments; and if he will make a statement.
(126529)
374  
  
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the level of social security expenditure as a percentage of GDP is (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) on average in the other EU member states.
(126978)
375  
N  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if the payment of benefit by automatic credit transfers involves the notification of the claimant's national insurance number to the receiving bank.
(126542)
376  
  
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 induced white finger in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000 to date.
(126655)
377  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to make it a criminal offence to give false information to the Child Support Agency.
(126654)
378  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how he identified the two million men aged between 60 and 64 years whom he deemed likely to be newly eligible for winter fuel payments resulting from the European Court ruling.
(126875)
379  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list for (a) Great Britain and (b) each region, the number of children who live in households with income below half of the UK average, for each year since 1979.
(126327)
380  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the amount of pension which would be received on retirement by (a) a person who leaves school in 2000-01, who earns average earnings throughout their working life and who remains a member of the state pension scheme throughout, and (b) a man and (c) a woman, who leaves school in 2000-01, who earns average earnings throught his or her working life, and who immediately takes out a stakeholder pension into which he or she puts only the value of the National Insurance rebates.
(126628)
381  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer of 13th June, Official Report, columns 608-9W, for what reason the date of birth of a person as recorded on the NIRS2 computer system is not regarded as sufficient proof of age for purposes of a claim for a winter fuel payment.
(126574)
382  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will list for (a) Great Britain and (b) each region, the number of pensioners who live in households with income below half of the UK average, for each year since 1979.
(126326)
383  
N  
Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Solicitor General, what guidance has been issued to Crown prosecutors about securing international football banning orders in respect of persons convicted of violence associated with football matches.
(126869)
384  
N  
Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Solicitor General, what the cost was of the prosecution of Christopher Bowman for selling beef on the bone.
(126790)
385  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) post offices and (b) sub-post offices there were in (i) Great Britain and (ii) each parliamentary constituency in (1) 1999 and (2) 2000; and if he will make a statement.
(126293)
386  
N  
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) post offices and (b) sub-post offices there were in (i) Great Britain and (ii) each region in each year since 1987; and if he will make a statement.
(126295)
387  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the supply obligation on electricity generators; and what plans he has to review the buy-out option available to companies supplying electricity.
(126099)
388  
N  
Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many posthumous claims have been received from the dependants of former miners suffering from chronic bronchitis and emphysema; how many of these claims have so far been processed; and what estimate he has made of when all such claims will have been dealt with.
(124949)
389  
  
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will publish regulations required under the EU Nickel Directive (94/27/EC).
(126815)
390  
  
Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how much money has been received by the Highlands and Islands as a result of being included on the Assisted Areas Map in each of the last three financial years; and what proportion of this funding has been received by Inverness.
(127012)
391  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action is being taken by his Department to address the problem of bullying in the workplace, what recent representations he has received on this matter; and if he will make a statement.
(126495)
392  
N  
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what measures he is putting in place to support young entrepreneurs (a) nationally and (b) in Teeside; and if he will make a statement.
(126494)
393  
  
Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the organisations and companies consulted in 1998-99 as part of the consultation on the EU directive on distance selling, indicating the organisations and companies that responded to the consultation.
(126894)
394  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment he has made of the use made by the United Kingdom aerospace industry of outsourcing to non-EU based companies and locations of items previously manufactured in the United Kingdom.
(126833)
395  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the recent performance of British Trade International; and what are its (a) performance criteria and (b) annual budget.
(126751)
396  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what will be the cost of establishing Trade Partners UK.
(126753)
397  
  
Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the status of the Joint Directorate.
(126752)
398  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many applications have been received from United Kingdom companies for ECGD cover concerned with projects relating to the Sudan oil industry in each of the last three years.
(126659)
399  
  
Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if Sudan is accepted for ECGD cover.
(126660)
400  
  
Bob Russell (Colchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans he has to declare a public holiday to commemorate (a)in 2002, the 50th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and (b)in 2003, the 50th anniversary of her coronation; and what dates have been selected.
(126653)
401  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list each of the projects in Russia where British Nuclear Fuels has a business or research involvment; and if he will set out the sources of the support budgets in each case.
(126571)
402  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning difficulties in the dairy industry; and if he will make a statement.
(126971)
403  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning new policies to assist rural Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(126972)
404  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning the provision of improved rural bus services; and if he will make a statement.
(126973)
405  
  
Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary concerning NHS waiting lists, with particular reference to those waiting over a year; and if he will make a statement.
(126974)
406  
N  
Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 24th May, Official Report, column 539W, on dioxin, what levels of dioxins have been identified in the environment of East Sussex for each year since 1991; and if he will make a statement.
[Transferred] (126261)
407  
  
Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to ensure that British citizens who sexually abuse children are not able to escape registration under the Protection of Children Act 1999 by travelling overseas.
[Transferred] (126780)
408  
  
Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her policy is on the proposal that economic support be given by member states of the G8 for the Russian plutonium and nuclear industry.
[Transferred] (126573)


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