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David Winnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will provide a substantive reply from the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 23 April concerning a constituent Ref. PCU113052. 
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Ms Hewitt: I have not had specific discussions with my right hon. Friend the Minister for Defence about his study of combat effectiveness and gender. I understand, however, that the Equal Opportunities Commission has been involved with the Ministry of Defence in analysing the role of women in the forces leading up to the study which was published on 22 May.
Ms Hewitt: We have had an excellent response Towards Equality and Diversity consultation: over 850 submissions from individuals, businessesincluding smaller enterprises; the voluntary sector; public employers; and a wide range of representative bodies.
We are analysing the responses and will begin further consultation on may detailed issues in the autumn. We will put a summary of the results of the consultation in the Libraries of the House at the same time.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to review the (a) qualifications criteria, (b) age criteria and (c) method of appointment to the judiciary; and if he will make a statement. 
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(c) The Lord Chancellor asked Sir Leonard Peach to review judicial appointment procedures in 1999, and following the recommendations in that report, an assessment centre approach is being piloted for the current Deputy District Judge (Civil), Deputy District Judge (Magistrates) and Deputy Queen's Bench Masters competitions. The pilots will run during October and November this year. Assessment activities, lasting one full day, will include role-plays, written exercises, a written test, and an interview. The pilot will be evaluated in early 2003.
Norman Baker: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list those attending the March seminar held in connection with implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, indicating which Departments had a ministerial presence. 
|The Rt. Hon. Baroness Blackstone||Minister of State (Arts)||Department for Culture Media and Sport|
|Ann Campbell MP||Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State||Department of Trade and Industry|
|Mr. Ian Cawsey MP||Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Williams||House of Lords|
|Mr. George Foulkes MP||Minister of State||Scotland Office|
|Mr. Mike Gapes MP||Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State||Home Office|
|The Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman QC||Solicitor General||Law Officers' Department|
|Mr. Denis Haughey MLA||Junior Minister||Northern Ireland Executive|
|Ms Ruth Kelly MP||Economic Secretary||HM Treasury|
|Mr. James Leslie MLA||Junior Minister||Northern Ireland Executive|
|Mr. Christopher Leslie MP||Parliamentary Secretary||Cabinet Office|
|The Lord McIntosh of Haringey||Gentleman at Arms Captain of the Yeoman (Deputy Chief Whip)||House of Lords|
|Mr. Colin Pickthall MP||Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary||Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC||Parliamentary Secretary||Lord Chancellor's Department|
|Mr Neil Turner MP||Parliamentary Private Secretary||Department for Work and Pensions|
|Dr. Alan Whitehead MP||Parliamentary Secretary||Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions|
|Chairs and Speakers|
|Mr. Michael Wills MP||Parliamentary Secretary||Lord Chancellor's Department|
|Mr. Alan Cogbill||Director, Civil Justice and Legal Services||Lord Chancellor's Department|
|Mr. Lee Hughes||Head of Freedom of Information and Data Protection Division||Lord Chancellor's Department|
|Ms Alice French||Private Officer||Law Officers' Department|
|Miss Ruth Gardiner||Assistant Private Secretary||Lord Chancellor's Department|
|Mr. Stephen Cowan||Private Secretary||Northern Ireland Executive|
|Mr John Hughes||Senior Civil Service||Home Office|
|Mr. David Lamby||Special Adviser to the Secretary of State||Department for Education and Skills|
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Advocate-General how many cases have been brought against her Department under the Human Rights Act 1998; and what has been the cost in (a) legal fees to defend cases and (b) compensation payments. 
Advocate General: No cases have been brought against either me or my right hon. Friend the Secretary of state for Scotland under the Human Rights Act 1998. Human rights are now integrated in the general law and are rarely the sole basis for a challenge.
In Scotland human rights points may arise as Xdevolution issues" as defined in paragraph 1, Part I of schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 and since May 1999 over 1,400 devolution issues have been intimated to me.
We do not collect information centrally about the costs to public funds, legal fees or compensation payments in cases which include a human rights issue. In most cases it would be difficult to single out associated costs relating to the human rights element.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases have been brought against her Department under the Human Rights Act 1998; and what has been the cost to public funds to date in (a) legal fees to defence cases and (b) compensation payments. 
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Mr. Forth: To ask the President of the Council what information is held by his Department on each hon. Member in relation to (a) personal relationships, both current and past, (b) financial status and dealings, (c) connections with companies and interest groups, (d) connections with Governments and (e) published works; and what was held in January 2002. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers doctors possess to prescribe drugs in contravention of local authority policy; what drugs have been prescribed by doctors against local authority policy; how many people have received drugs against local policy in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: The prescribing duties of general practitioners are set out in the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992. Schedule 10 and Schedule 11 of these regulations list the drugs which may not be prescribed by GPs. Local NHS bodies have no power to introduce additional statutory restrictions.
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