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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Tuesday 13 March 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Tuesday 13 March, of which previous notice has been given in the Notices of Questions paper. They are arranged in alphabetical order of answering Department.

Notes:
* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
+ Indicates a Question not included in the random selection process but accepted because the quota for that day had not been filled.
[N] Indicates a Question for Written Answer on a named day, i.e. the Member has indicated under S.O. No. 22(4) the day on which he wishes the Question to be answered.
[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.
 


 
TUESDAY 13th MARCH
1  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153086)
2  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153091)
3  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on keeping important national sporting events free to TV viewers.
(153032)
4  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the price of the DFM contract for the first three Type 45 destroyers awarded to BAe Systems assumes (a) the involvement of BAe Systems Marine and Vosper Thorneycroft in developing a single design definition for the Type 45 Destroyer and (b) that the first and third ships will be assembled by BAe Systems Marine and the second ship by Vosper Thorneycroft.
(153706)
5  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if if is his policy that a single design definition for the Type 45 destroyer should be developed involving BAe Systems Marine and Vosper Thorneycroft and that the first and third ships will be assembled by BAe Systems Marine and the second ship by Vosper Thorneycroft.
(153705)
6  
  
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the DFM contract for the first three Type 45 Destroyers awarded to BAe Systems (a) requires BAe Systems to develop a single design definition for the Type 45 Destroyer involving BAe Systems Marine and Vosper Thorneycroft and (b) requires the first and third ships to be built by BAe Systems Marine and the second by Vosper Thorneycroft.
(153707)
7  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the total over-spend on defence procurement projects since 1971.
(153449)
8  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what targets he sets the Defence Procurement Agency in respect of delivering a percentage capability within a particular timescale.
(153453)
9  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed by the Defence Procurement Agency.
(153447)
10  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what have been the estimated savings to date as a result of the Smart Procurement Initiative.
(153451)
11  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what have been the total running costs of the Defence Procurement Agency and its predecessor since 1971.
(153448)
12  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was paid by his Department, including the Defence Procurement Agency to consultants to develop the Smart Procurement Initiative.
(153450)
13  
N  
Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures he has put in place to ensure that contractor past performance is given sufficient weighting in the MoD's procurement decisions.
(153452)
14  
N  
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food concerning the use of trucks for the slaughter and disposal of stock affected by the current foot and mouth outbreak; and if he will make a statement.
(153503)
15  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the RAF Wittering care and maintenance of TCHDs will cease.
(153729)
16  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is in overall control of TCHD Mark II transports; and which department is in command of TCHD operations.
(153728)
17  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the names, dates and locations of nuclear weapons convoy exercises in 2001.
(153727)
18  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March Official Report, column 299W, on New Deal, if he will list the companies which have contributed funds to his Department for onward transmission to Wildcat, indicating the amount in each case and the date on which each payment was received.
(153688)
19  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 299W, on New Deal if he will list the payments which have been made to Wildcat by his Department, indicating the date of each payment.
(153687)
20  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March Official Report, column 299W, on New Deal, what departmental (a) funds, (b) resources and (c) staff have been made available to Wildcat (i) directly and (ii) via New Deal Taskforce.
(153685)
21  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March Official Report, column 299W, on New Deal, if he will list the companies which have been approached by (a) his Department's, (i) Ministers and (ii) officials and (b) New Deal Taskforce in order to solicit payments to fund Wildcat's services to his Department, indicating the date of each approach.
(153686)
22  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the (a) total Employment Service funding and (b) average funding per client was for brain injury vocational services for each region in the last 12 months.
(153690)
23  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make it his policy for the grant approved by his Department for 2000-01 towards the proposed public private partnership at Ferndown Leisure Centre to be carried forward to 2001-02.
(153507)
24  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153092)
25  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the outcomes of his Department's latest visit to the Lytham St. Anne's High Technology College.
(153710)
26  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153090)
27  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to announce a decision on the franchise for the East Coast Main Line; when the pause in the franchise process announced on 14th February by the Strategic Rail Authority will be ended; and if the guidance given to the SRA includes a new alignment for the East Coast Main Line.
(153196)
28  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what the estimated costs of track renewal on the East Coast Main Line are under the franchise bids by (a) GNER and (b) Virgin.
[R] (153625)
29  
N  
Mr Frank Dobson (Holborn and St. Pancras):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the employment implications of the GNER bid for renewal of the East Coast Main Line franchise.
[R] (153624)
30  
  
Mr Andy King (Rugby and Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales have constituents who have unadopted main sewers.
[R] (153708)
31  
  
Mr Andy King (Rugby and Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how many households in England and Wales have unadopted main sewers.
[R] (153709)
32  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the reasons for which an environment statement is required for the Slapton to Streetgate road.
(153192)
33  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about the criteria used in deciding whether to apply environment impact regulations; and how many times they have been invoked in the last year in the consideration of planning applications.
(153190)
34  
N  
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, under what circumstances an environment statement is required prior to approval of planning applications.
(153191)
35  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how his plans for a revised grant distribution system will meet the needs of authorities which have urban and rural characteristics.
(153078)
36  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will take steps to reduce the financial pressure on local authorities resulting from the implementation of the Government's policy on concessionary bus fares.
(153053)
37  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how the reform of the local government grant system will take account of the services provided by district authorities which have urban and rural characteristics.
(153079)
38  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, for what reason district councils have been excluded from the local public service agreements pilot scheme; and what plans he has to include such councils in public service agreement schemes.
(153050)
39  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to introduce a local government grant system based predominantly on populations.
(153051)
40  
N  
Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what measures he is taking to ensure an equitable distribution of government grant to district councils.
(153052)
41  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153088)
42  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claimants of family credit there were in (a) Newcastle City and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central in 1997; what the average benefit for a (i) full-time and (ii) part-time worker was; how many claimants of working families tax credit there are; and what the average benefit was for a (1) full-time and (2) part-time worker.
(153036)
43  
N  
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the level of insurance premium necessary to provide comprehensive private insurance cover for all the eventualities arising from a pregnancy.
(151947)
44  
N  
Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what work his Department has undertaken to identify the likely level of insurance premiums necessary to provide comprehensive private insurance cover against chronic illness for families.
(151973)
45  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further representations he will make to the Government of Turkmenistan on behalf of Shageldy Atakov.
(153724)
46  
  
Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Brunei concerning the recent arrest of seven Christians.
(153725)
47  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent meetings have been held with human right groups in Saudi Arabia by British representatives in Jeddah; and if he will make a statement.
(153505)
48  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions with (a) the LTTE and (b) other Tamil groups in Sri Lanka have been undertaken by British representatives during the last year.
(153595)
49  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent contacts he has had with (a) the PKK and (b) other Kurdish organisations in Turkey and elsewhere.
(153594)
50  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations were held between his Department and the Home Department in drawing up proposals for including organisations on the Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2001.
(153504)
51  
N  
Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent contact he has had with the Norwegian Government concerning the peace process in Sri Lanka; and what contribution the United Kingdom Government has made to this.
(153596)
52  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the situation in Macedonia with respect to recent inter-communal violence.
(153593)
53  
N  
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consultations he has had with the Home Office about fulfilling the commitment to extend the European Parliament franchise to Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
(153458)
54  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153085)
55  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the decision was taken to replace the existing Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment at Newcastle General Hospital; what recent changes in numbers of linear accelerators have been made; and how many successive business cases for replacements have been submitted since 1997.
(153195)
56  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has commissioned into the health effects of radio masts and waves and microwave masts and waves.
(153193)
57  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the major investment in new hospital facilities at the Freeman and RVI hospitals Newcastle was first accepted in his Department's programme; when it was decided to use PFI finance; how many business cases have subsequently been submitted; and how many health authorities had to be signed up to the business case on each occasion.
(153194)
58  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, from what date Coventry NHS Trust will be included in the Modernising NHS Hearing Aid Services project.
(153296)
59  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 8th March, Official Report, column 323W, on correspondence, what the reasons were for the delay in replying to the letter from the honourable Member for Northavon.
(153723)
60  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153084)
61  
  
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the latest data available to his Department in relation to Lancashire police force on the numbers of police officers who (a) are on the establishment of the force, (b) are on sick leave, (c) are undertaking light duties and (d) represent a full complement of officers for the force.
(153711)
62  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were supported by local authorities under the previous support and dispersal system in the last 12 months of the system; and if he will make a statement.
(153606)
63  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been housed in each local authority area under the new support and dispersal arrangements; and if he will make a statement.
(153607)
64  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners were (a) employed in prison workshops and (b) in other employment, expressed as a percentage of the prison population, in each year from 1995 to present; and if he will make a statement.
(153608)
65  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners completed (a) an offending behaviour programme and (b) a sex offenders treatment programme in each year since 1996 to present; and if he will make a statement.
(153605)
66  
N  
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the people aboard the Afghan airliner hijacked to Stansted in February 2000 are still in the United Kingdom; what is the status of each of their asylum claims; and if he will make a statement.
(153689)
67  
N  
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the honourable Member for Walsall North will receive a reply to his letter of 31st January regarding a constituent, Ref: 2093/1.
(153490)
68  
N  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on the proposal for a new global TB drug facility to help eradicate TB in developing countries.
(153031)
69  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153089)
70  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading report on restrictive practices in the legal profession; and if he will make a statement.
(153597)
71  
N  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he accepts the findings of the Office of Fair Trading concerning the Queen's Counsel system; and if he will make a statement.
(153598)
72  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many disability living allowance recipients there are and how many there were in each of the last seven years, whose main disabling condition is deafness.
(152898)
73  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will provide a breakdown of current disability living allowance awards for which deafness is the main disabling condition by (a) the rate of each component and (b) age.
(152900)
74  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many recipients of disability living allowance higher mobility component qualify because they are both blind and deaf.
(152902)
75  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will provide a breakdown of disability living allowance awards for which deafness is the main disabling condition by (a) age and (b) type of award, including (i) care only component, (ii) mobility only component and (iii) combined care and mobility components.
(152899)
76  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many disability living allowance awards there are to (a) disabled people in general and (b) deaf people in particular; and how many of these were granted at (i) initial application and (ii) review or appeal, in (1) England, (2) Wales, (3) Scotland and (4) Northern Ireland.
(152901)
77  
N  
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people receive (a) higher and (b) lower rate attendance allowance.
(152903)
78  
N  
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the winter fuel payment due to Doris Lillian Riblan of Ferndown will be paid.
(153508)
79  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153087)
80  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants there are in (i) Newcastle and (ii) Newcastle upon Tyne Central; how many there were in May 1997; and how many such claimants were continuous claimants of more than two years.
(153034)
81  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners receiving the state pension there are in (a) Newcastle and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central; how many there were in May 1997; and how many of these were aged over 75 years.
(153035)
82  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the number of children in (a) Newcastle and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central who were receiving child benefit in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2001; what the rates of benefit were; and what the average annual income from child benefit was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2001 for those areas.
(153033)
83  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many lone parents on income support there are in (a) Newcastle and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central; and how many there were in May 1997.
(153055)
84  
N  
Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many pensioners in (a) Newcastle and (b) Newcastle upon Tyne Central were receiving income support in 1996-97; what their average benefit and average income was; how many pensioners were receiving the minimum income guarantee in 2000-01; and what their average benefit and average income was.
(153037)
85  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Solicitor General, if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's policies and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153082)
86  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what criteria the independent panel uses to decide which collieries will receive operating aid.
(153457)
87  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many households in the UK do not have access to the gas network; and what initiatives he plans to encourage companies to extend it.
(153456)
88  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs he estimates have been created by the fuel poverty initiatives introduced by the energy companies.
(153454)
89  
N  
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if electricity and gas customers have accurate information on which to make decisions which allow them to benefit from competition in the market.
(153455)
90  
N  
Dr David Clark (South Shields):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the South Shields constituency, the effects on South Shields of his Department's polices and actions since 2nd May 1997.
(153083)
91  
N  
Sir David Madel (South West Bedfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Beckman case in the European Court of Justice will be heard; and if he will honour the original redundancy entitlements of the Department of Trade and Industry staff concerned.
(153592)
92  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what calculation has been made of the cost of the introduction of a magnetic card for the payment of benefits and pensions from sub-post offices.
[R] (153604)
93  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his estimate is of the reduction of fraud through the introduction of a magnetic card for the payment of benefits and pensions.
[R] (153602)
94  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what his Department's estimate is of the annual running cost of the universal banking services and the percentage division of this cost between Government and the banking sector.
[R] (153603)
95  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what payment per transaction will be made to sub-post offices for payments of benefit and pensions by a magnetic card.
[R] (153599)
96  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what incentives the Government will give to individuals to encourage the utilisation of universal banking services by benefit and pension recipients; and what is their cost.
[R] (153600)
97  
N  
Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on progress in the discussions with the banking sector on the creation of the universal banking services.
[R] (153601)
98  
  
Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the applications for credit guarantees relating to Saudi Arabia received by the ECGD in the last 20 years, indicating the companies, amounts and projects in Saudi Arabia involved.
(153726)
99  
N  
Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he received the application by Rochford District Council to permit it to purchase compulsorily the premises at 35, 37 and 39 West Road in Rochford; when he will reply; and what time limit applies to the consideration of such applications.
[Transferred] (153506)


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