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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 27 June 2001

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 27 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.
 


 
WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE
1  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will publish the accident report on the Lynx helicopter which crashed near Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire on 17th May 1999.
(1082)
2  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the preliminary findings of an investigation into the causes of the crash of a Lynx helicopter near Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire on 17th May 1999.
(1083)
3  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current location is of aircraft XV208; and what is its current role.
(847)
4  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the companies and organisations which submitted expressions of interest in the provision of facilities management for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; when he will issue invitations to tender; and when tenders will be due.
(848)
5  
N  
Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if a BAE 146-300 aircraft is (a) owned by and (b) leased to the Meteorological Office to perform research previously done with XV208 Snoopy; what is (i) the lowest operating level and (ii) its highest operating level; and what is the purchase or leasing cost, the cost of on-board equipment and the (A) hourly and (B) annual running cost of the aircraft.
(849)
6  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the international code is for identification of the country of origin on munitions, with particular reference to stun grenades.
(1120)
7  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many stun grenades have been issued to the Army in the last 12 months; how many have been used in Northern Ireland in the past 12 months; what level of authorisation is required for use of this weapon; and what (a) rules and (b) guidance applies to its use.
(1232)
8  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who has authorised the use of stun grenades in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.
(1121)
9  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her Department's aims for a comprehensive school system are.
(1130)
10  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many children in Stockton South have school meals provided by the local authority.
(1094)
11  
  
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the proposed timetable is for consultation on the revised draft Hedgerows Regulations; and if she will make a statement.
(116)
12  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the change in annual cost to the UK adhesive label manufacturing industry of the Environment Agency's reclassification of backing paper as packaging material; and if she will make a statement.
(1241)
13  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Environment Agency's reclassification of backing paper as packaging material on the competitiveness of the UK adhesive label manufacturing industry.
(1240)
14  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost of tax relief on employers' contributions to pensions was in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 1999-2000.
(1138)
15  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the cost of employers' tax relief on (a) defined benefit pension schemes in the public sector, (b) defined benefit occupational pension schemes in the private sector, (c) defined contribution schemes in the private sector and (d) group personal pension schemes, where made.
(1139)
16  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals contribute to (a) defined benefit occupational pension schemes, (b) defined contribution occupational pension schemes, (c) group personal pension schemes, (d) additional voluntary contributions and (e) free-standing additional voluntary contributions.
(1141)
17  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what was the total cost of tax relief on employee contributions in 1999-2000 and 2000-01 to (a) defined benefit occupational pension schemes in the public sector, (b) defined benefit occupational pension schemes in the private sector, (c) defined contribution occupational pension schemes, (d) group personal pension plans, (e) additional voluntary contributions and (f) free-standing additional voluntary contributions at (i) the standard rate and (ii) the higher rate of tax.
(1140)
18  
  
Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost of tax reliefs on pension contributions was in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 1999-2000.
(1137)
19  
  
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT revenue he forecasts will be raised in the current financial year as a result of the introduction of the climate change levy and consequent application of VAT.
(1168)
20  
  
Mr Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue is estimated to be lost to the Treasury every year because of VAT theft.
(1267)
21  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if firm dates have been set for EU membership for (a) Cyprus and (b) Turkey.
(307)
22  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he has a strategy to achieve peace in (a) Kosovo, (b) Macedonia and (c) the Balkans in general; and if he will make a statement.
(308)
23  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the position of Her Majesty's Government regarding (a) the recent developments in Kashmir and (b) the scheduled meeting between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf.
(309)
24  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the official visits to be made by Lord Levy.
(310)
25  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he has met Lord Levy since assuming office; and what plans he has for meetings with Lord Levy.
(311)
26  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit (a) the Middle East, (b) the Balkans, (c) Russia and (d) Cyprus.
(312)
27  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Stability Pact in South Eastern Europe.
(313)
28  
N  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has for discussions with his counterparts from (a) Latvia, (b) Lithuania, (c) Bulgaria, (d) Estonia, (e) Romania, (f) the Czech Republic, (g) Slovakia, (h) Poland and (i) Hungary on EU enlargement.
(314)
29  
  
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit (a) Kuwait, (b) Libya, (c) The West Bank, (d) Jerusalem, (e) Albania, (f) Ukraine, (g) Denmark, (h) Chechnya, (i) Syria, (j) Egypt and (k) Jordan.
(1122)
30  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS specialist clinics there are in the United Kingdom for sufferers from myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
(1106)
31  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist clinics for myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome have (a) outreach/mobile units for severe housebound/bedbound sufferers and (b) in-patient ward facilities; and what the average size of such units and facilities is.
(1107)
32  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers there are in (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) Lincolnshire and (c) Northamptonshire.
(1164)
33  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many designated myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome specialists there are in the (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) Lincolnshire and (c) Northamptonshire health authority areas.
(1108)
34  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the provision of renal services at Chorley and South Ribble General Hospital.
(1087)
35  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned into possible links between gender and MMR vaccine damage.
(1088)
36  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how primary care trusts will be accountable for their use of public resources.
(1129)
37  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications there were to train as a (a) GP, (b) social worker, (c) physiotherapist and (d) special therapist in (i) London and (ii) England and Wales in each year since 1996.
(1113)
38  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) hospital medical staff, (b) consultants and (c) nursing and midwifery staff were employed at Northwick Park Hospital in each year since 1996.
(1110)
39  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he intends to amend the draft Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 under section 62(9) of the Health Act 1999 to include health visitors.
(1235)
40  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the omission of health visitors from the draft Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 under section 62(9) of the Health Act 1999.
(1234)
41  
  
Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received regarding the omission of health visitors from the draft Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 under section 62(9) of the Health Act 1999.
(1233)
42  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received regarding the prescription status of Nutriprem 2.
(1169)
43  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to announce his decision on the change in the classification of Nutriprem 2 for prescription status; and if he will make a statement.
(1170)
44  
N  
Mr Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis (a) Mr Hector Sam and (b) Mr Carlos Edwards were granted work permits; and what assessment has been made of the extent to which conditions attaching to their work permits have been fulfilled.
(1044)
45  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many communications masts are to be erected as a result of the introduction of the Airwave radio system.
(1251)
46  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his proposals to ensure the police co-operate more effectively across force boundaries.
(1258)
47  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the impact of the foot and mouth crisis on the roll-out of the Airwave radio system.
(1252)
48  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the effect on the level of police paperwork of the requirement to record all stops and searches; and if he will make a statement.
(1249)
49  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the recent report from the Metropolitan Police Public Order Unit about the difficulties of obtaining anti-social behaviour orders; and what response he has made.
(1247)
50  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures the Government is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour by travellers; and if he will make a statement.
(1243)
51  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to amalgamate police forces in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(1256)
52  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) applied for and (b) made in each police force area in England and Wales to date.
(1254)
53  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the Government's plans to establish anti-social behaviour units in each local authority; and what the cost to public funds will be.
(1245)
54  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential increase in (a) organised crime and (b) financial crime in the UK and elsewhere of UK entry into the single European currency, with particular reference to the planned maximum denomination of euro notes; and if he will make a statement.
(1259)
55  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the implications for the administrative workload of the police of the introduction of victim personal statements.
(1248)
56  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his Department's plans to re-design police helmets; and what criteria he proposes to use to decide on the future design.
(1246)
57  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about his proposals for a more professional and effective police service.
(1257)
58  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost of obtaining an anti-social behaviour order is.
(1255)
59  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of unsuccessful anti-social behaviour order applications has been to date for each (a) police force and (b) local authority area in England and Wales.
(1253)
60  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase the number of police (a) sergeants and (b) inspectors in England and Wales.
(1250)
61  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the Government's plans to increase the powers of and the resources available to HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
(1244)
62  
  
Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the increase in (a) organised crime and (b) financial crime in the United Kingdom resulting from the introduction of the single European currency in other EU member states, with particular reference to the planned maximum denomination of euro notes; what measures the Government is taking as a result; and if he will make a statement.
(1242)
63  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when part III of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 will be brought into effect.
(1105)
64  
  
Mr Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the coroner's inquest into those who died in the Lynx helicopter crash near Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire on 17th May 1999 will be allowed to proceed.
(1081)
65  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners serving life sentences have a whole life tariff.
(1086)
66  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers and civilian staff were employed in each year since 1996 in Harrow.
(1111)
67  
  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources have been allocated to each Group Family Five area; and what the level of crime is in each such area, broken down by standard category, since 1997.
(1136)
68  
  
Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable of Cheshire on (a) the resources allocated to, and (b) the level of crime, broken down by standard category in, each police division in Cheshire since 1997.
(1135)
69  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers have reported (a) faults and (b) misfirings of riot guns used in the course of discharging plastic baton rounds in each of the past 10 years; and how many riot guns have been withdrawn from use after faults were discovered.
(1225)
70  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the findings of the coroner's inquest into the death of John Stokes while in police custody were; how many days elapsed between death and inquest; and what actions he has taken subsequently in respect of the incident.
(1090)
71  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many stun grenades have been issued to the RUC; how many have been used in the past 12 months; what level of authorisation is required for use of this weapon; and what (a) rules and (b) guidance apply to its use.
(1229)
72  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many claims have been submitted by police officers for injuries allegedly caused by faulty equipment associated with the discharge of plastic baton rounds in each of the last 10 years; how many of these claims have been settled; and at what cost.
(1226)
73  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he has taken to ensure the records of the Patten Commission, the written submissions made to it and the transcripts of oral hearings are (a) made available to researchers and (b) archived for historians.
(1224)
74  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what response he has made to rulings of the European Court of Human Rights on alleged shoot-to-kill incidents in Northern Ireland on 1st June.
(1119)
75  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outcome was of the investigation into the shooting of James Alfred Cornhill on 19th April 2000; and what views were expressed by the Police Ombudsman.
(1133)
76  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outcome was of the investigation into the shooting of Corporal Anthony Green on 25th January.
(1134)
77  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the outcome was of the investigation into complaints against the RUC made by David McCombe and Padraig McCracken.
(1091)
78  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many L21A1 plastic baton rounds are held by the police; how many old model PBRs have been withdrawn from use consequently; and what arrangements have been made for the unspent rounds.
(1227)
79  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many individuals have been paid compensation for (a) death, (b) injuries and (c) damage caused by the discharge of rubber and plastic baton rounds by police and security services personnel in each year since 1971, in each case indicating the amount paid.
(1115)
80  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many police officers have attended overseas conferences and training events on use of less-than-lethal arms and weaponry in the past 12 months; and at what cost.
(1231)
81  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what powers he has to prosecute a civilian found (a) to be in possession of or (b) to have fired a stun grenade.
(1230)
82  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the cause of disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast from 20th June; how many civilians and police were injured on each night of the disturbances; how many plastic bullets were fired; what tactics were employed by the police to defuse tensions; what public statements were made by the RUC concerning the protection of children; how many arrests have been made and what the perceived community origin and ages were of those arrested; and how many (a) alleged rioters and (b) police officers were involved in the disturbances.
(1171)
83  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by what means a spent plastic bullet round may be identified for the purposes of forensic evidence.
(1228)
84  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the result of his inquiry into the alleged attempted poisoning of Johnny Adair in HMP Maghaberry was; and what action he has taken as a result.
(1114)
85  
  
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what response he has made to the report of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on the recording of the use of plastic bullets in Northern Ireland.
(1117)
86  
N  
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many former Icelandic fisherman have been paid compensation for the loss of their jobs, port by port; and what total sums have been paid out in each port.
(1045)
87  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to take forward the recommendations of the Ofgem/DTI working party on embedded generation published in January 2001; and if she will make a statement.
(1109)
88  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the impact of the reclassification of backing paper as packaging material on the competitiveness of the UK adhesive label manufacturing industry.
(1236)
89  
  
Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what estimate she has made of the change in the annual cost to the UK adhesive label manufacturing industry of the reclassification of backing paper as packaging material; and if she will make a statement.
(1237)
90  
  
Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what agency performance targets have been set for the Ordnance Survey Executive Agency for the financial year 2001-02.
(1104)
91  
  
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many applications for the abolition of parish or town councils he has received from district or unitary authorities in each of the last 10 years; and how many of these applications he has granted.
(1142)
92  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what his definition is of decent in the context of housing standards.
(1128)
93  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what percentage of council housing stock in Stockton South has been sold since 1979.
(1093)
94  
  
Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what plans he has to encourage housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their (a) existing properties and (b) new build schemes; what plans he has to support district heating schemes; and what plans he has to encourage housing associations to use solar energy in new build social housing.
(1112)
95  
  
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he expects to publish his timetable for the review of local government finance; and if he will make a statement.
(1084)
96  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his estimate is of the proportion of a stakeholder pension fund accumulated over 20 years which would be lost by a one per cent. charge.
(1132)
97  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the granting of jobseekers' allowance to jobseekers with temporary national insurance numbers.
(1126)
98  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the provision of interpreting services at jobcentres and social security offices.
(1127)
99  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on the issuing of national insurance numbers to asylum seekers who have been given permission to work; and what the average time for issuing of NI numbers has been from the date of application in the last 12 months.
(1125)
100  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his definition is of poverty.
(1131)
101  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason working families tax credit is taken into account in full when calculating housing benefit.
(1089)
102  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of council house occupiers are claiming housing benefit in Stockton South; and how many people in Stockton South in total are claiming housing benefit.
(1092)
103  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to reform housing benefit in respect of amalgamating the tax and benefit systems.
(1085)
104  
  
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate (a) the cost of extending winter fuel payments to households with a disabled person and to householders with children aged under 5 years and (b) the amount allocated within existing benefits for disabled people towards heating costs.
(1118)
105  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library (a) a summary and (b) full copies of the replies he has received to his consultation paper on the Pension Credit.
(1266)
106  
  
Steve Webb (Northavon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if pensioners who respond to the Government's take-up campaign for the minimum income guarantee will be contacted to advise them of their potential entitlement to the Pension Credit once details of that scheme have been worked out.
(1265)
107  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when she plans to publish PPG8 on mobile phone masts.
[Transferred] (1239)
108  
  
Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what representations she has received calling for health risks to be considered as part of the planning consideration for mobile phone masts.
[Transferred] (1238)
109  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum-seekers whose application for asylum has been refused have been moved from their settled address to another area whilst their appeal is dealt with since the setting-up of NASS.
[Transferred] (1124)
110  
  
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the Asylum Support Stakeholder Group to meet; and if he will make a statement about its role.
[Transferred] (1123)


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