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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Monday 18 November 2002

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 18th NOVEMBER

1  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his latest estimate of the number of street homeless in Leeds is.

 (81486)

2  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the average increase in council rents in the Greater London area has been in each of the last three years.

 (81671)

3  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many Bedford self-propelled pumps were available for emergency fire cover in each year since 1972.

 (81698)

4  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homes have been compulsorily purchased using central Government funding in the last two years.

 (81935)

5  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was budgeted in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02 for (i) Excellence in Cities, (ii) Neighbourhood Management and (iii) Business Brokers Programme; what funds budgeted for in each year were not spent; and whether funds were carried forward in each case.

 (81701)

6  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which (a) government agencies and (b) regional bodies have compulsory purchase powers.

 (81696)

7  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the estimated (a) date, (b) cost to his Department and (c) cost to other government bodies is of the incorporation of the neighbourhood wardens and street wardens into a new Neighbourhood Renewal Unit funding channel.

 (81703)

8  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of his definition of (a) previously developed land and (b) brownfield sites; and what plans he has to alter that definition.

 (81936)

9  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to update the Revised Guidance on Securing the Better Use of Empty Homes, issued in July 1999.

 (81938)

10  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what updates and revisions have been made to the Revised Guidance on Securing the Better Use of Empty Homes issued by the then Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in July 1999.

 (81695)

11  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what internal and external research programmes and reports have been commissioned by (a) the Affordable Housing Unit and (b) the Planning Housing and Growth Unit since February.

 (81697)

12  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was originally budgeted for each national pathfinder programme in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2001-02; what funds budgeted for were not spent in each year; and whether they were carried forward.

 (81937)

13  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost to the Government has been of (a) maintained and (b) storage of Bedford self-propelled pumps since the Auxiliary Fire Service was disbanded; and if he will make a statement.

 (81699)

14  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what arrangements he has entered into with the Walton Group to ensure that the agreement to recover government grant in respect of Exchange Flags, Liverpool, will be implemented in full.

 (81098)

15  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the out of court settlement with the Walton Group in relation to Exchange Flags, Liverpool, included the payment of interest charges; and if he will make a statement.

 (81097)

16  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will ensure that the monies to be recovered from the Walton Group in respect of Exchange Flags, Liverpool, are invested in Liverpool City Centre.

 (81099)

17  
N  
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many Green Goddess fire engines and associated equipment will be in Staffordshire during the firefighters' industrial dispute; and where they will be deployed.

 (81051)

18  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what account he has taken of the extra cost of providing services in rural areas in the local government formula grant review.

 (80929)

19  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what research has been carried out by his Department into the impact of dispersal and settlement patterns on the cost of providing services in rural areas as part of the local government formula grant review.

 (80931)

20  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of rural deprivation in the local government formula grant review.

 (80930)

21  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the definition of clinical and medical waste in the context of special collections by local authorities.

 (81507)

22  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many persons were homeless during (a) December 2000 and (b) January 2001.

 (81939)

23  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many council properties were sold under the right to buy in (a) December 2000 and (b) January 2001.

 (81942)

24  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty (a) local authority properties, (b) registered social landlord properties and (c) residential properties there were in (i) December 2000 and (ii) January 2001.

 (81940)

25  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many empty (a) local authority properties, (b) registered social landlord properties and (c) residential properties there were in (i) December 2001 and (ii) January 2002.

 (81707)

26  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless persons were living in (a) bed and breakfast hotels, (b) hostels and (c) other temporary accommodation in (i) December 2000 and (ii) January 2001.

 (81941)

27  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many persons were homeless in (a) December 2001 and (b) January 2002.

 (81708)

28  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) local authority properties, (b) registered social landlord properties and (c) residential properties were classified unfit for human habitation in (i) December 2000 and (ii) January 2001.

 (81943)

29  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many homeless persons were living in (a) bed and breakfast hotels, (b) hostels and (c) other temporary accommodation in (i) December 2001 and (ii) January 2002.

 (81706)

30  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many council properties were sold under the right to buy in (a) December 2001 and (b) January 2002.

 (81704)

31  Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) local authority properties, (b) registered social landlord properties and (c) residential properties were classified unfit for human habitation in (i) December 2001 and (ii) January 2002.

 (81705)

32  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what information he collects on the relative manpower to risk ratios of different fire brigades; and what guidelines he offers to brigades on determining manpower levels.

 (82014)

33  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many emergency call-outs were received by each fire brigade in the last year for which information is available.

 (82015)

34  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) full-time and (b) retained firemen are on the strength of each fire brigade.

 (82013)

35  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what proportion of (a) the population and (b) the land area of each fire brigade are covered by (i) retained and (ii) full-time firemen.

 (82016)

36  
N  
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what lessons have been learnt by the Church Commissioners from the process of decision making surrounding the future of the Octavia Hill estates.

 (81316)

37  Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when her Department intends to start providing government funding for regional museums; if she will list the museums in Yorkshire and the Humber which will receive support in the first year of the new scheme; and how much funding each of those museums will receive.

 (81482)

38  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many advertisements for freeview have been broadcast on (a) BBC television and (b) BBC radio; and if she will make a statement.

 (81778)

39  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many people employed in her Department are aged over 50.

 (81687)

40  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the independent production quota of television will apply across all media including the internet and when the independent production quota of 25 per cent will be increased to 4 per cent across all media.

 (80722)

41  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the independent production quota for television will apply across all media including the internet; and when the independent production quota of 25 per cent. will be increased to 40 per cent. across all media.

 (80726)

42  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of how much of the media is owned by (a) Continental European and (b) USA investors.

 (80727)

43  Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which firms are bidding for military vehicle contracts; and what is (a) the size of their workforce and (b) the country in which they are based.

 (81694)

44  Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action he is taking to ensure that smaller firms are not deterred from applying for Ministry of Defence contracts.

 (81693)

45  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many statements were taken and in which countries in connection with Operation Sandcastle; and if he will place the report of 31st March 1992 in the Library.

 (81327)

46  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will break down the expenditure on Operation Sandcastle under headings.

 (81325)

47  
N  
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff worked on Operation Sandcastle; what their grades were, and for how long each member of staff worked.

 (81328)

48  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the total government subsidy of the UK arms industry in the last year for which figures are available.

 (81779)

49  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the names are of the secondees from BAE Systems working in his Department; and what work they are engaged in.

 (81326)

50  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people employed in his Department are aged over 50.

 (81688)

51  Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the future of the Chaplain's Branch of the Royal Naval Reserve.

 (81508)

52  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the British Army is comprised of soldiers who are not British citizens.

 (81096)

53  Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations Her Majesty's Government has made concerning the financial support provided by the New Zealand government to New Zealand test veterans to support research into the health impact on them of British nuclear tests.

 (81947)

54  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what basic training is given to (a) soldiers, (b) sailors and (c) airmen in firefighting in the normal course of their training.

 (82012)

55  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) soldiers, (b) sailors and (c) airmen are (i) deployed on firefighting activities, (ii) trained to use civilian fire equipment and (iii) currently training to use civilian fire equipment.

 (82011)

56  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to train defence personnel in the use of civilian fire equipment; and what estimates have been made of the time required to train personnel to an equivalent standard (a) to their current capacity to handle Green Goddesses, (b) to that of retained firefighters and (c) to that of full-time firefighters.

 (81958)

57  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many schoolchildren in Leeds West are in receipt of free school meals; and what this number is as a percentage of the total.

 (81490)

58  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many students from Leeds West obtained places at a university in (a) 2002 and (b) 1997; and what percentage of those who had sat A levels went on to university.

 (81487)

59  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which schools have moved between bands for the purposes of school standards grant in each of the last two years as a result of a change in pupil numbers, showing in each case the increase or decrease in the school budget and the date on which the change took effect.

 (81087)

60  
N  
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many members of each learning and skills council have resigned since the establishment of the councils; and how many of those were representatives of (a) business, (b) trade unions and (c) education providers, expressed as (i) a number and (ii) a percentage.

 (81088)

61  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what funding mechanisms are available directly from his Department to (a) local authorities and (b) other education bodies for improving school transport in order to improve child truancy rates; and what the total amount paid from his Department was for improving school transport in each year since 1992.

 (81735)

62  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what research has been conducted and is planned by his Department on the implications on child truancy rates of changes in home to school transport which have taken place and which could arise from additional improvements in home to school transport.

 (81734)

63  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the potential impact of university top-up fees on the drive to increase participation in higher education.

 (81505)

64  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will publish the data from the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise relating to individual academic staff.

 (81504)

65  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact of university staff turnover on the quality of academic research and higher education in the last five years.

 (81771)

66  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many people employed in his Department are aged over 50.

 (81689)

67  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the additional school transport required in (a) The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and (b) Wokingham District as a result of the Government's plans for housing; and what additional funding he has provided for it.

 (81759)

68  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact on house prices in (a) The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and (b) Wokingham District following the statement made by the Deputy Prime Minister on 18th July, Official Report, column 438; and what changes he expects to make to teacher funding levels in the area.

 (81760)

69  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what additional funding was made available to schools in (a) The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and (b) Wokingham District to increase pupil capacity after 18th July.

 (81757)

70  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will publish the reasons for not approving the recent Wokingham Unitary Council bid for a PFI to build new buildings for a secondary school and a special school, together with other community facilities; and if he will make a statement.

 (81755)

71  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the additional number of school places that will be required in (a) The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and (b) Wokingham District as a result of the Government's plan for housing.

 (81758)

72  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what discussions he has had with the teaching unions on his proposals to educate some children seeking asylum in accommodation centres.

 (81053)

73  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if a child who is assessed as having special educational needs which are best met in a mainstream maintained school will be permitted to attend such a school; and if the LEA will have a duty to find a school place for that child.

 (81052)

74  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what education a child with special educational needs who is living in an accommodation centre will receive while their assessment is in the process of being completed.

 (81069)

75  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when (a) heads were able to cease following orders, (b) school performance failure was most recently unchallenged, (c) the school curriculum was most recently not publicly scrutinized and (d) school accountability was weak as stated in Education and Skills: Investment for Reform.

 (81763)

76  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many (a) head teachers, (b) other school teachers, (c) other school staff and (d) other local education authority staff are seconded to his Department (i) full time and (ii) part time at the most recent date for which information is available.

 (81957)

77  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what reviews have been undertaken of the effectiveness of different methods of intervention in failing local government authorities; and what proposals he has to undertake further reviews.

 (81956)

78  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to limit the subjects which can be taught by advanced teaching assistants.

 (81314)

79  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of progress toward his Department's targets for the recruitment of trainee teachers in 2002, broken down by subject.

 (81076)

80  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, which local education authorities have classes of more than 30 pupils for five, six or seven year olds.

 (81084)

81  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to ensure that the Technology Colleges Trust has the resources to support the proposed expansion of the specialist schools programme.

 (81078)

82  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how often and by what means assessments are made of progress towards his Department's targets with (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit.

 (81086)

83  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he plans to limit the number of hours per week that a pupil should be (a) taught and (b) supervised by a teaching assistant.

 (81081)

84  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he intends to publish a Memorandum of Understanding on the relationship between his Department and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and if he will make a statement.

 (81079)

85  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much was spent through the Standards Fund in 2001-02 by each local education authority on class size reduction.

 (81083)

86  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, who the participants are in his Department's Review Group for Higher Education.

 (81315)

87  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the Quinquennial Review of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and if he will make a statement.

 (81080)

88  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list, by subject, the adjustments made by the Examination Boards' accountable officers to the grade boundaries recommended by principal examiners in (a) 2001 and (b) each preceding year for which the information is available.

 (80586)

89  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will make a statement on the role of comprehensive spending reviews in enabling local education authorities and others to plan expenditure over the longer term.

 (81082)

90  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the progress made towards his Department's targets on (a) reducing the number of secondary schools classed as failing, (b) reducing school truancies and (c) ensuring that all permanently excluded pupils obtain an appropriate full-time education.

 (81077)

91  
N  
Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of progress towards the targets for 2004 agreed between his Department and (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Prime Minister's Department.

 (81085)

92  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with BABFO, the trade association for the liquid biofuels industry, on what research and development work is required to drive this new industry forward.

 (81963)

93  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to publish the final Soil Strategy for England.

 (81832)

94  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the findings of research undertaken by the Government into biomass.

 (81900)

95  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average payment per hectare from the Common Agricultural Policy's production subsidies is for (a) organic and (b) non-organic farmers in the UK.

 (81831)

96  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has received concerning (a) the health of farm animals in the United Kingdom and (b) the need for revised regulations governing the health of farm animals in the United Kingdom.

 (81904)

97  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of funds spent on researching fuel from farmland has been directed to liquid biofuels in the last five years.

 (81962)

98  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken by her Department to measure the number of agricultural employees per hectare on (a) organic farms and (b) non-organic farms within the United Kingdom.

 (81902)

99  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has received concerning the average payment per hectare from the Common Agricultural Policy's production subsidies for (a) organic farmers and (b) non-organic farmers within the UK.

 (81830)

100  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken by her Department to investigate the impact of (a) conventional and (b) organic farming systems on soil organisms and the role they play in relation to (i) retention of moisture and carbon, (ii) delivering nutrients and (iii) the avoidance of soil erosion.

 (81901)

101  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if regional funds have been made available in Yorkshire following the insolvency of the ARBRE biomass power station.

 (81833)

102  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to revise regulations governing the health of farm animals in the United Kingdom.

 (81905)

103  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations her Department has received concerning research into biomass; and what assessment she has made of the value for money of the research funded to date.

 (81899)

104  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on methods used by her Department to measure rural regeneration in the United Kingdom.

 (81903)

105  
N  
Tony Cunningham (Workington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she will reply to the letter of Mr Williams of Cockermouth, a constituent of 2nd December 2001.

 (80879)

106  Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what efforts she has made to recover the costs to the British beef industry of the refusal of the French Government to lift its British beef import ban.

 (81944)

107  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how often she has met the head of the agricultural departments of retail banks in the last 12 months; and how often her predecessor met the head of the agricultual departments of the retail banks.

 (81709)

108  Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice she issues to government departments to ensure that their purchasing decisions do not contravene the Government's Climate Change Policy.

 (81775)

109  Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Green ministers have met since June 2001.

 (81769)

110  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people employed in her Department are aged over 50.

 (81690)

111  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has received on the decision by the European Commission not to fine France for imposing an illegal ban on British beef and beef products.

 (81829)

112  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the orders to be drafted relating to Bisham No. 9 footpath; when they will be published; and if she will make a statement.

 (81756)

113  
N  
Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where the bovine TB gamma interferon tests are being held.

 (81070)

114  Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the use of fuel-efficient company cars following changes to the taxation of company cars introduced on 1st April; what steps have been taken to encourage employers to consult employees on company policy following the changes; and what evidence he has reviewed of the change in the number of vehicles of commercial vehicle status purchased by companies since 1st April.

 (81664)

115  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what research has been conducted (a) by his Department and (b) for his Department in the last five years concerning changes to income tax.

 (81700)

116  Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when birth, marriage and death certificates will begin to be digitised.

 (81781)

117  Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to digitise existing birth, marriage and death certificates.

 (81780)

118  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made regarding the cost to HM Treasury of military action in the Middle East; and what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Defence about action as a result of the UN resolution against Iraq.

 (81802)

119  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the guarantees and stand-by loan facilities extended to Network Rail represent contingent liabilities in the resource accounts of the Department of Transport.

 (81808)

120  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's system for accounting for public-private partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative.

 (81811)

121  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's interests in Network Rail, taking into account the UK Accounting Principles.

 (81809)

122  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the research his Department undertook before deciding on the level of the national minimum wage.

 (81805)

123  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister regarding funding sources for a possible increase in firefighters' pay.

 (81791)

124  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of a national firefighters' strike to the UK economy per day.

 (81790)

125  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from (a) trades unions, (b) industry and (c) other interested parties regarding the level of the national minimum wage.

 (81803)

126  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what checks and balances are in place to ensure that investment through public-private partnership and Public Finance Initiative offers value for money for the Government.

 (81815)

127  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the state of the public finances; and if he will make a statement.

 (81804)

128  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost has been to his Department in legal fees of the Government's involvement in the public-private partnership scheme to improve London Underground.

 (81810)

129  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the off-balance-sheet borrowings funding projects on the Private Finance Initiative and public private-partnerships are (a) fully guaranteed and (b) effectively guaranteed.

 (81813)

130  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department is reviewing the use of the Private Finance Initiative and public-private partnerships; and if he will make a statement.

 (81812)

131  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Amey concerning the delayed public-private partnership of London Underground; and if he will make a statement.

 (81787)

132  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's liabilities are in relation to the public-private partnership for London Underground.

 (81784)

133  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission regarding the legal status of the public-private partnership of London Underground.

 (81788)

134  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of a national air traffic controllers' strike to the UK economy.

 (81806)

135  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent on (a) consultancy and (b) legal fees with regard to the public-private partnership for the modernisation of London Underground.

 (81816)

136  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much an (a) 11 per cent. and (b) 40 per cent. increase in firefighters' pay would cost HM Treasury over the next five years.

 (81789)

137  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters of comfort his Department has issued in association with the public private-partnership financing scheme.

 (81814)

138  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's liabilities, including those under PFI.

 (81807)

139  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects a deal for the part-privatisation of London Underground to be finalised.

 (81786)

140  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to review the bidding process for public-private partnerships.

 (81785)

141  Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the climate change impact will be of the use of HFC in the air conditioning system in the Treasury building in Great George Street.

 (81768)

142  Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Extra Statutory Concession 3.5 in notice 48 (1999 edition) applies to advice given by Customs & Excise officials (a) in writing and (b) by telephone.

 (81659)

143  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the role of the Financial Services Authority in the collapse of the split capital investment trusts; if he will set up an independent inquiry into this issue; and if he will make a statement.

 (81792)

144  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of government policy on pensions dividend tax in relation to the value of stocks and shares listed on the (a) FTSE 100 share index and (b) FTSE 250 share index.

 (81783)

145  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of gross domestic product was spent on the public services in each of the last 20 years.

 (81918)

146  
N  
The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what general or special licences have been issued under section 2 of the Bankers (Northern Ireland) Act 1928 in the past five years.

 (80721)

147  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish the Penrose report into Equitable Life.

 (80925)

148  Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been claimed under the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme since April 2001; and if he will make a statement.

 (81777)

149  Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the proposals by the European Union to harmonise the tax treatment of private pensions.

 (80923)

150  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give a breakdown of line H of the table on page 31 of the ONS Review of Pension Contribution Statistics published on 10th October between transfers within the assured sector, transfers between the self-administered and assured sector and transfers from public sector schemes.

 (81798)

151  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the average contribution per head of those who (a) have made contributions and (b) have had contributions made on their behalf in each of the last five years, broken down by those who have had the contributions made to (i) individual and personal pensions, (ii) self-administered occupational pension schemes and (iii) insurance-managed occupational pension schemes; and if he will make a statement.

 (81799)

152  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of individuals who have made contributions or who have had contributions made on their behalf in each of the last five years, broken down by those who have had the contributions made to (a) individual and personal pensions, (b) self-administered occupational pension schemes and (c) insurance-managed occupational pension schemes.

 (81800)

153  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been contributed to funded pension schemes by individuals and employers in each of the last five years, broken down by individual and personal pensions, (b) self-administered occupational pension schemes and (c) insurance-managed occupational pension schemes.

 (81801)

154  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place a copy of the report on the take-up of the working families tax credit within London in the Library.

 (81952)

155  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were in each income tax bracket in each year since 1992.

 (81953)

156  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the checks referred to in paragraph 2 on page 30 of the ONS Review of Pension Contribution Statistics published on 10th October had been carried out between the time the Statistical Working Group met in June and the Review was published in October; what the result was of those checks; and whether they were taken into account in providing the answer to the Right honourable Member for Fylde, 29th October, Official Report, column 689W.

 (81796)

157  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what deduction was made to the figure for gross contributions to allow for transfers of pension scheme assets that pass between the self-administered and insurance-managed sectors but remain within the same pension fund, when preparing the table on pages 31 and 32 of the ONS Review of Pension Contribution Statistics published on 10th October.

 (81797)

158  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK Government has made on British Citizens held by the United States at the Guantanamo Base in Cuba.

 (81668)

159  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the US Government concerning the continued detention of people captured in the conflict in Afghanistan.

 (81667)

160  Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Bahraini authorities regarding British nationals facing pre-trial interviews in Bahrain.

 (81782)

161  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what powers he has to hold a referendum in Gibraltar.

 (81714)

162  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to follow the recommendations set out in paragraph 176 of the report of the UN Panel of Experts in request of companies and individuals listed in Annex 1 and 11 of the Report whose operations are carried out in whole or in part of the UK.

 (81324)

163  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further information he has received from the UN in relation to the allegations set out in the UN Panel of Experts report on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the DRC.

 (80934)

164  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations British Government officials in (a) Zimbabwe and (b) other African countries have received over the last two years from John Bredenkamp and other representatives of ACS with regard to the sale of military equipment manufactured by BAe Systems; and when such representatives were received.

 (81320)

165  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will launch an investigation into the supply of spare parts for the Zimbabwean Air Force's Mark 60 Hawk fighters.

 (80927)

166  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether British Government officials in (a) Zimbabwe and (b) other African countries have had discussions over the last two years with John Bredenkamp (i) with regard to facilitating sales of military equipment from the UK and (ii) other matters.

 (81319)

167  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with BAe Systems concerning the supply of spare parts to the Zimbabwean Air Force for their Mark 60 Hawk fighters.

 (80926)

168  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to introduce targetted sanctions against businesses or individuals profiting from the trade in conflict goods as referred to in paragraph 143 of the final report of the Panel of Experts on the alleged exploitation of natural resources and other kinds of wealth of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 (81323)

169  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on what legislative and other changes he proposes to make to the sanctions arrangements in relation to Zimbabwe.

 (80928)

170  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people employed in his Department are aged over 50.

 (81691)

171  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with other EU foreign ministers concerning the European Arrest Warrant.

 (81496)

172  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received concerning the European Arrest Warrant.

 (81495)

173  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost was of language training courses for employees of the Foreign Office in the last financial year.

 (81497)

174  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical and nursing vacancies there are within the NHS; and what measures are being taken by his Department to fill them.

 (81933)

175  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding is allocated to address shortages in oncology nursing within the NHS.

 (81924)

176  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many pediatric oncology units there are within the NHS.

 (81932)

177  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on NHS funding for pediatric oncology units within the NHS.

 (81934)

178  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what NHS funding is allocated for total parental care (a) within the NHS and (b) administered at The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton.

 (81931)

179  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on nursing and medical staff vacancies at The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton; and what measures are being taken by his Department to fill them.

 (81922)

180  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on vacancies within the padiatric oncology unit at The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton; and what measures are being taken by the Department to fill them.

 (81923)

181  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will give a breakdown by unit of NHS funding allocated to The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton.

 (81920)

182  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on dedicated cancer funding for the paediatric oncology unit at The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton.

 (81921)

183  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the length of time it takes to get (a) an appointment and (b) treatment in the orthopaedic departments in Leeds Health Trust.

 (81494)

184  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his assessment is of the adequacy of mental health provision in Leeds West; and if he will make a statement.

 (81492)

185  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the total health budget for Leeds is dedicated to Leeds West.

 (81491)

186  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the specialist mental health posts in Leeds West; and which are filled.

 (81493)

187  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish an action plan on TB.

 (81773)

188  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all teenagers in England and Wales are being offered BCG vaccinations; and if he will make a statement.

 (81774)

189  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many looked-after children obtain (a) no GCSEs, (b) one A-G GCSE, (c) five A-G GCSEs, (d) one A*-C GCSE and (e) five A*-C GCSEs in 2002; and what targets have been abandoned for the educational achievement for looked-after children in the last year.

 (81676)

190  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners over the age of 65 are working in medical practices in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

 (81665)

191  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's policy is on seeking to deal with alcohol abuse amongst young people.

 (81669)

192  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled at St George's Hospital, Tooting, in the last 12 months.

 (81670)

193  Mr Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated (a) date, (b) cost to his Department and (c) cost to other government bodies is of the mainstreaming of health action zones; and if he will make a statement.

 (81702)

194  Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what factors underlay his recent decision to ask the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to consult on the subject of sex selection for non-medical reasons.

 (81751)

195  Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the author is of the HFEA consultation document on sex selection; and who is responsible for assessing the results of the consultation.

 (81752)

196  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he has assessed the work of the Mental Health Institute.

 (81506)

197  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average value of the nursing student bursary is in terms of pounds per hour.

 (81684)

198  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action his Department has taken in accordance with Article 7 of the EU Tobacco Directive, to ban the use of texts, names, trademarks and figurative or other signs suggesting that a particular tobacco product is less harmful than others, on the packaging of tobacco products.

 (81683)

199  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department will adopt rules for the use of (a) colour photographs and (b) other illustrations to depict and explain the health consequences of smoking, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 10 (2) of the EU Tobacco Directive.

 (81681)

200  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department expects to have received from manufacturers and importers of tobacco products a list of all ingredients, and quantities thereof, used in the manufacture of those tobacco products by brand name and type, in accordance with the proposals laid down in the EU Tobacco Directive.

 (81682)

201  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the report by Dr Sian Griffiths, commissioned by the Rough Sleepers Unit, on primary health care provision for homeless people has been published.

 (81749)

202  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were admitted to NHS hospitals whose address was listed as no fixed abode between (a) December 1999 and January 2000, (b) December 2000 and January 2001 and (c) December 2001 and January 2002.

 (81678)

203  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS dentists per head of population there were in (a) England and (b) each NHS region in each of the last six years.

 (81685)

204  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost of the 50 per cent. increase in the number of extra care housing places for older people, announced on 23rd July 2002.

 (81686)

205  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent representations he has received on the difficulties of homeless people in accessing health services, particularly during winter; and if he will make a statement.

 (81679)

206  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department sent a list of approved testing laboratories to test the tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes to the European Union in accordance with the proposals in the Tobacco Directive.

 (81680)

207  Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is regarding NHS provision of new treatments recommended by a consultant clinician before these have been assessed by NICE.

 (81770)

208  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 3rd October from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Karen Smith.

 (81713)

209  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many licences were (a) granted to and (b) applied for by employers for child performances in each of the last three years.

 (81761)

210  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) statutory regulations and (b) guidelines issued to local authorities cover the granting of licences to employers for child performances; and what the (i) recommended, (ii) average and (iii) range of response times are for local authorities in the granting of licences to employers for child performances were in the last year for which figures are available.

 (81754)

211  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, under what circumstances employers are required to obtain a licence to allow children to take part in a performance; and what the maximum length of time is that a child is allowed to take part in (a) rehearsals and (b) performances (i) per day and (ii) per year, where a licence is required for the child's performance; and what is the minimum number of hours education a child must undergo on school days when taking part in a performance.

 (81753)

212  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he was informed of the contents of slide 9 of the 'A New Consultant Contract—The Framework Agreement' presentation given by Mr Andrew Foster, Director of Human Resources for the NHS.

 (81946)

213  Mrs Theresa May (Maidenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research he has carried out into the current arrangements for licensing child performances; and if he will place copies in the Library.

 (81762)

214  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of current and forseeable wait time data at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

 (80723)

215  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the length of trolley waits at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

 (80724)

216  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the length of ambulance waits outside casualty at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

 (80722)

217  
N  
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the financial position of (a) Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, (b) West Wiltshire NHS Primary Care Trust and (c) Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

 (80725)

218  
N  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will be making nominations for the membership of the European Food Safety Authority's Scientific Panels; if he has made nominations for the Panel on genetically modified organisms; whom he has nominated; which criteria were used to make nominations; and whether stakeholders and the public will be asked to make nominations.

 (80720)

219  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy that patients, by phoning NHS Direct, are given the details of (a) an emergency dental service and (b) an NHS dental practitioner with whom they can register.

 (81672)

220  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will rank the primary care trusts in order of the number of vacancies available on NHS dentists' lists at the last date for which information is available.

 (81673)

221  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the ratio is of NHS general dental practitioners to population in each primary care trust area.

 (81674)

222  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received concerning initiatives encouraging public sector employers to allow employees leave to serve in the Special Constabulary.

 (81919)

223  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received from the Special Constabulary regarding payment and conditions.

 (81908)

224  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received concerning the average length of time served by a special constable within the service.

 (81914)

225  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many serving special constables there are; and how many there were in each year since 1997.

 (81909)

226  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received concerning the success of advertising for recruitment within the Special Constabulary.

 (81913)

227  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of measures taken by employers to support employees who are special constables; and what plans he has to introduce measures for special constables working within government departments.

 (81959)

228  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what charges per officer are imposed by the police force for providing special constables to cover events where necessary.

 (81915)

229  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations his Department has received regarding the number of special constables leaving the Special Constabulary.

 (81911)

230  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received regarding the effectiveness of the Special Constabulary.

 (81907)

231  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on measures taken to recruit special constables.

 (81910)

232  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to introduce paid leave to special constables working within government departments allowing them to partake in any Special Constabulary activity.

 (81912)

233  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations his Department has received regarding the introduction of (a) pay and (b) benefits for the Special Constabulary.

 (81906)

234  Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will break down the cost, per officer, of training and equipping specials within the Special Constabulary.

 (81916)

235  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many murders in Leeds were committed by a person well known to the victim in the last five years; and what proportion of the total number of murders this represents.

 (81484)

236  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many private landlord properties in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds West are used by NASS; and if he will make a statement.

 (81489)

237  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the clear up rate for murders committed in Leeds was in the last five years.

 (81485)

238  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many under-18 year olds were in each of the last 10 years held in custody in England and Wales on 30th September; broken down by those in (a) each prison, (b) each local authority secure unit and (c) each secure training centre; and in each case how many persons were held aged (i) 10 to 12 (ii) 13 to 14 and (iii) 15 to 16 and (iv) 17 to 18.

 (81772)

239  
N  
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made with the enquiry conducted into NASS supervision of Landmark Co. in Liverpool; and what change he proposes to make in relation to NASS.

 (81100)

240  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action (a) has been and (b) will be taken by his Department regarding the recommendations of the 1998 report, Policing Domestic Vielance: Effective Organisational Structures.

 (81091)

241  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 27th September from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Winston Frank Tracey.

 (81711)

242  
N  
Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he intends to provide new guidelines to police forces on medical standards for police officer recruitment.

 (80924)

243  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young offenders were successfully prosecuted in (a) April 1997 and (b) April 2002 and what was the average sentence (i) given and (ii) served in (A) England and Wales and (B) North Yorkshire.

 (81767)

244  
N  
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will publish the results of the consultation on road traffic penalties.

 (81095)

245  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to meet the Acting Chief Constable of Leicester concerning ethnic minority recruitment.

 (81503)

246  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were dealt with at the PEO at Lunar House on Monday 11th November.

 (81502)

247  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received on the European Arrest Warrant.

 (81501)

248  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Walsall North of 16th September, regarding a constituent, ref: 19031/2.

 (81094)

249  
N  
David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the letter from the honourable Member for Walsall North of 17th October regarding a constituent, ref: 517205.

 (81071)

250  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on whether she plans to make aid disbursements to Burundi, Ruwanda and Uganda conditional on compliance with relevant agreements in the Lusaka peace process and on verifiable measures taken to halt the illegal and illicit exploitation of the resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo as recommended by the report of the UN Panel of Experts.

 (81321)

251  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the funding implications are of the agreement between UNHCR, the Iranian Government and the Afghan Interim Administration on resettling the 2.2 million Afghan refugees from Iran to Afghanistan; and what Britain's contribution to this funding is.

 (80717)

252  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the level of funding to UNHCR for support to Afghan refugees in Iran has been in each of the last five years; and what the UK contribution has been.

 (80718)

253  
N  
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what Britain's contribution is to international funding for the reconstruction of Afghanistan; how much Britain has agreed to contribute in each of the next three years; and how much has already been committed.

 (80719)

254  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if the Lord Chancellor will monitor the implementation by the Court of Appeal of the recommendations of the Sentencing Advisory Panel in sentencing for offences of rape.

 (81928)

255  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps the Lord Chancellor will take to ensure that the Court of Appeal adopts the recommendations of the Sentencing Advisory Panel in sentencing for offences or rape.

 (81930)

256  Vera Baird (Redcar): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what discussions the Lord Chancellor has had with the Court of Appeal in connection with the implementation of the recommendations of the Sentencing Authority Panel on sentencing for offences of rape.

 (81929)

257  Mr Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when the Lord Chancellor intends to reply to the letter dated 3rd September from the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Peter Jewell.

 (81712)

258  Andrew George (St Ives): To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with (a) President Chirac and (b) the French Government in respect of the costs to United Kingdom farmers following the French refusal to lift the British beef import ban.

 (81945)

259  Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask the Prime Minister, what coolant is used in the air conditioning recently installed in Downing Street.

 (81776)

260  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the petition given to him by Dr I. P. Patel, the Trustee of the Swamarurayan Hindu Mission.

 (81498)

261  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the bishops on whom he has advised appointment since 1997.

 (81500)

262  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Prime Minister, if he has had a reply to the letter he sent to Chancellor Schro­der concerning Catherine Meyer.

 (81499)

263  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will take steps (a) to ban over-the-counter sale of fireworks, (b) to introduce a local licensing system for applications to use fireworks for party and community events and (c) to regulate the sale of fireworks through order-only companies; and if she will make a statement.

 (81483)

264  Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will include members of the College of Arms in the consultation on employment rights for atypical worker.

 (81653)

265  Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many jobs have been created in the UK Solar PV industry since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

 (81750)

266  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what information she has received on the number of electricity power supply cuts in each county in England in each of the last 10 years.

 (80932)

267  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to take steps as recommended by paragraphs 177 and 178 of the Report of the UN Panel of Experts to ensure compliance by UK based companies and individuals with OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises.

 (81317)

268  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what investigations have taken place to determine how BAe Systems spare parts were supplied to the Zimbabwean Defense Forces earlier this year; and whether she has established if such spare parts were granted on export licence by the UK Government.

 (81322)

269  Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of whether UK-based companies have breached OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises in respect of activities in the DRC, as set out in the Report of the UN Panel of Experts.

 (81318)

270  
N  
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what information she has received on the number of people employed in maintenance work in relation to the electricity supply network (a) in the last 12 months and (b) the last 12 months before privatisation.

 (80933)

271  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claimants have been awarded lump sum payments under the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Scheme when under the age of 62 years since 1992.

 (81917)

272  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claimants have been awarded weekly benefits under the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Scheme since 1992.

 (81960)

273  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she next plans to visit India.

 (82045)

274  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the level of bi-lateral trade with each of the EU applicant countries was in the last 12 months.

 (81652)

275  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings the senior executives at GOSE and SEEDA have had with KPMG as receivers for ASW Sheerness since 11th July 2002.

 (81074)

276  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many meetings the senior executives at GOSE and SEEDA had with (a) management and (b) workforce at ASW Sheerness since 11th July 2002 to discuss its future.

 (81075)

277  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial help she can offer to ensure all of ASW Sheerness mills are kept on site.

 (81093)

278  
N  
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has received from (a) the Chairman and CEO of SEEDA and (b) the GOSE management on the future of ASW Sheerness since 11th July 2002.

 (81092)

279  Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the planned consolidation of the Portland Sea helicopter rescue operation to Lee-on-Solent.

 (81654)

280  Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on his re-structuring of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and what further plans he has to re-structure it.

 (81657)

281  Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the risk to lives caused by the changes to a 60 minute limit on rescue times in medium-high risk areas.

 (81658)

282  Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what estimates he has made regarding the changes to recovery times if the possible consolidation of the Portland Sea helicopter rescue operation to Lee-on-Solent goes ahead.

 (81655)

283  Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland & Lonsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will allow a private company to purchase and lease back to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency the hangar for the Portland Sea helicopter rescue operation.

 (81656)

284  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research (a) has been conducted and (b) is planned by his Department on the implications on (i) road safety, (ii) congestion and (iii) pollution of changes in home to school transport which (A) have taken place, and (B) could arise from additional improvements in home to school transport.

 (81736)

285  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has been conducted and is planned by his Department and the Strategic Rail Authority on the (a) economic, (b) social and (c) environmental implications of the proposed plans for Crossrail.

 (81744)

286  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when a decision is expected on the proposals being put forward for (a) Crossrail and (b) Central Railway; what steps would then follow; and when legislation will be introduced.

 (81748)

287  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what funding mechanisms are available directly from his Department to (a) local authorities and (b) other education bodies for improving school transport in order to (i) improve road safety, (ii) tackle congestion and (iii) tackle pollution.

 (81737)

288  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which rail franchises are operated as a management contract; when each of these contracts began; why each was let as this type of contract in the first instance; and what changes to these franchises are planned.

 (81730)

289  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those projects from the Strategic Rail Authority's Strategic Plan launched in January which have been (a) amended, (b) dropped and (c) added subsequently; and what the (i) timing and (ii) total cost of each project was.

 (81739)

290  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, which employees of (a) his Department, (b) the Strategic Rail Authority and (c) the Civil Aviation Authority are paid performance-related pay; and if he will make a statement on the nature and success of such schemes.

 (81740)

291  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, to whom the (a) Chairman and Chief Executive of the Strategic Rail Authority, (b) Directors of the Strategic Rail Authority and (c) Organisation of the Strategic Rail Authority are accountable; what actions are required in each case to report on their delivery and performance; what requirements are placed on each by his Department in terms of delivery and performance; and what actions his Department can take where delivery and performance targets are not being met.

 (81741)

292  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what changes have taken place to levels of staffing within the Strategic Rail Authority and its shadow predecessor; what requirements on levels of staffing have been placed on the organisation; and how the organisation has reacted to such directions.

 (81742)

293  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has (a) been conducted and (b) is planned by his Department; and what research has been assessed by his Department on the steps needed to reduce the cost of starting up new home to school transport.

 (81732)

294  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what research has (a) been conducted and (b) is planned by his Department on the effects of marketing upon bus usage.

 (81733)

295  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what funding mechanisms have been available directly from his Department to (a) local authorities and (b) other education bodies for improving school transport in each year since 1992.

 (81738)

296  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what review of the Strategic Rail Authority his Department has carried out which (a) was required under the terms of the Transport Act 2000 and (b) has been required by any subsequent changes to legislation.

 (81743)

297  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list those major road schemes in the local transport settlements for 1999 to 2001 which were (a) provisionally approved and (b) considered 'work in progress', and which have been subsequently (i) approved, (ii) 'provisionally approved' and (iii) where there is work still in progress.

 (81746)

298  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions his Department and the Strategic Rail Authority have had and plan to have; and what representations have been received by his Department and the Strategic Rail Authority on the (a) economic, (b) social and (c) environmental implications of the proposed plans for Crossrail; and if he will place copies of all related documentation in the Library.

 (81747)

299  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will list the Quiet Lane projects across England that are fully operational.

 (81745)

300  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what measures are being taken to ensure that a continuous 24-hour service is available for the National Air Traffic Service's online safety information service; on how many occasions the service has been suspended, and for how long in each case; and what assessment he has made of the safety implications of United Kingdom pilots having to obtain safety information via alternative sources to the NATS online information service.

 (81927)

301  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy that the maximum period of downtime on the NATS online information service be not more than 30 minutes in any three-month period.

 (81925)

302  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the implications the faults on the NATS online information service might have for pilots flying from airfields in North Yorkshire.

 (81926)

303  
N  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when answers will be given to written inquiries from members of the public regarding the air transport consultation process with particular reference to questions submitted to him in writing during the first week of October.

 (81073)

304  
N  
Mr John Taylor (Solihull): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if the ultimate recommendation for the future of Birmingham airport will be drawn from and confined to the three options set out in the Government's consultation document.

 (81072)

305  Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the number of beneficiaries of the New Deal for Disabled People.

 (81675)

306  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government will take powers to make it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of age.

 (81692)

307  Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department is taking to encourage companies to employ older people.

 (81677)

308  Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men have been awarded Incapacity Benefit and have successfully claimed payments due to pneumoconiosis since 1962.

 (81961)

309  Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what percentage of CSA cases where the resident parent is (a) a private client and (b) not a private client (i) the non-resident parent paying regular child maintenance and (ii) the identity and contact details of the non-resident parent are known to the agency.

 (81955)

310  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information is kept on the uses of money paid out from the Adviser Discretion Fund; and what checks are made to ensure that the money is spent on the things for which it is assigned.

 (81793)

311  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the website links associated with his Department, including sites now dormant or closed; what the start-up costs were for each site; what the operating costs were in each year for each site; which company hosts each site; and what assessment has taken place for each site.

 (81954)

312  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the gross annual cost is of each of the New Deal programmes since they were first established; how much of this cost has been met by the proceeds of the windfall tax; and what projections have been made for future years.

 (81795)

313  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list (a) Green Papers, (b) reviews and (c) consultations or pensions since 1997.

 (81794)

314  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average age of retirement is for (a) his Department's employees and (b) people who work in each of the executive agencies within his Department.

 (81951)

315  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the figures for tax credit expenditure in the benefits expenditure table at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd4/Table1
 (81950)

316  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the number of winter fuel payment recipients is lower than the total population aged 60 years and over.

 (81949)

317  Mr David Willetts (Havant): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many companies are registered to sell stakeholder pensions to individuals and which companies have (a) entered the market, and (b) left the market, since the product first became available.

 (81948)

318  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Minister for Women, when she will publish the results of her inquiry into the economic costs of domestic violence.

 (81089)

319  
N  
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): To ask the Minister for Women, when the Women and Equality Unit and the Public Carriage Office will publish their package of measures and promotional products regarding reducing domestic violence; and what these measures will include.

 (81090)

320  
N  
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Right honourable Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on more active promotion of postal voting.

 [Question Unstarred]   (81535)

321  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she next plans to meet the representatives of the water industry.

 [Transferred]   (81650)

322  Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to change the system of water metering.

 [Transferred]   (81649)

323  Mr Don Foster (Bath): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what quality standards are in place for home to school transport; and what changes to these standards (a) have taken place and (b) are planned.

 [Transferred]   (81731)

324  Mr John Battle (Leeds West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of people in (a) Leeds and (b) Leeds West constituency who are in (i) temporary and (ii) part-time employment.

 [Transferred]   (81488)



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