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Part 1: Written Questions for Answer on
Wednesday 5 February 2003

Here you can browse the Written Questions for answer on Wednesday 5 February 2003, 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 5th FEBRUARY

1  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he last met the Secretary of State for Scotland to discuss the progress of the fire dispute in Scotland.

 (95975)

2  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will not amend the Scotland Act 1998 as part of his proposed legislation on fire service pay and conditions.

 (95976)

3  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to visit the London Borough of Havering.

 (96207)

4  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he had during January 2003 with representatives of the London Borough of Havering regarding the grant settlement for 2003-04; and if he will review the level of grant.

 (96206)

5  
N  
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to reform the system whereby council tenants contribute to the cost of housing benefit for other tenants.

 (95741)

6  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial assistance her Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95850)

7  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what submissions his Department has made to NATO as part of its feasibility study on theatre missile defence; and if he will place them in the Library.

 (94287)

8  
N  
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials from his Department, have hade with (i) France, (ii) Germany, (iii) Italy and (iv) Spain regarding the US request to use Fylingdales; and what the outcome was of such discussions.

 (94288)

9  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions have taken place with the Health and Safety Executive over the effects of test-firing depleted uranium shells.

 (95977)

10  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on environmental impact testing undertaken at Dundrennan Range which continues to monitor the effect of depleted uranium shells test-firing.

 (95974)

11  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to monitor the environmental impact of shells testing during the week starting 3 February at Dundrennan Range.

 (95973)

12  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many depleted uranium shells will be test-fired during the trials commencing on 3rd February at Dundrennan Range.

 (95972)

13  Mr Peter Duncan (Galloway & Upper Nithsdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects an announcement to be made on redundancies at West Freugh airfield and range.

 (95978)

14  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures will be put in place to ensure that in the event of a war with Iraq British men and women serving in that theatre have adequate opportunity to telephone their families at reasonable cost; what discounted rates his Department has negotiated with mobile phone operators for service personnel on active duty; and if he will make a statement.

 (95090)

15  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of depleted uranium munitions on (a) UK troops and (b) the local population of the Gulf.

 (95916)

16  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what monitoring procedures have been put in place to assess depleted uranium in blood and urine.

 (95918)

17  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to record the vaccine schedules applied to troops deploying to the Gulf.

 (95927)

18  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to protect the health of the indigenous population of Iraq in the theatre of operations.

 (95915)

19  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what monitoring procedures will be available to UK troops in the Gulf in the event of (a) biological and (b) chemical attack.

 (95919)

20  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what measures have been put in place to protect UK troops in the Gulf from depleted uranium dust.

 (95917)

21  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the incidence is of (a) lymphoma, (b) motor neurone disease, (c) diabetes, (d) renal cancer and (e) lymphocytic leukaemia in Gulf War veterans.

 (95921)

22  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to set up a central database of illnesses suffered by Gulf veterans in the UK.

 (95920)

23  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to protect UK troops against the potentially toxic environment of Iraq.

 (95914)

24  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what vaccines are being administered to UK troops deploying to the Gulf in addition to anthrax vaccine.

 (95926)

25  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what validation was obtained for studies of vaccines in humans which are now being administered to troops sent to the Gulf.

 (95929)

26  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether multiple vaccinations are being administered to troops deploying to the Gulf.

 (95923)

27  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to obtain informed consent for vaccination for troops deploying to the Gulf.

 (95928)

28  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the anthrax vaccine being administered to UK troops deploying to the Gulf is freshly manufactured.

 (95924)

29  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many troops deploying to the Gulf have been vaccinated with smallpox vaccine.

 (95930)

30  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what evidence he has assessed on whether the anthrax vaccine to be used by UK troops in the Gulf protects (a) against the strain of anthrax reportedly held by Iraq and (b) for long periods.

 (95925)

31  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on recent research on the possible link between pyridostigmine bromide and brain cell damage.

 (95922)

32  Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 747W, on HMS Nottingham, how the cost of transportation will be funded from existing funds; and what commitments are to be cut as a result.

 (96210)

33  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the expenditure by his Department on tank procurement in each year from 1990-91 to 2008-09 (planned); and if he will make a statement.

 (95778)

34  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the costs of upgrading armed services accommodation in Germany in each year from 1998-99 to 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

 (95791)

35  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Eurofighter aircraft he plans to purchase; and if he will make a statement.

 (95781)

36  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of Ministry of Defence owned buildings are vacant; and if he will make a statement.

 (95786)

37  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimate is of the value of the land and buildings owned by his Department and its agencies in Germany; what proportion of the buildings are vacant; what plans there are to dispose of these assets; and if he will make a statement.

 (95792)

38  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the value of the land and building assets of his Department in each year from 1990-91 to 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (95796)

39  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total sale proceeds have been from the disposal of Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia; and if he will make a statement.

 (95776)

40  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the total expenditure by his Department on the Eurofighter in each year from 1997-98 to 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

 (95780)

41  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of defence spending in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms using 2001-02 prices.

 (95795)

42  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many land-based aircraft for (a) strike/attack and (b) offensive support the Royal Air Force has owned in each year from 1980-81 to 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (95783)

43  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimate is of the value of the Ministry of Defence facilities at Suffield, Canada; what their present purpose is; what plans there are to sell them; and if he will make a statement.

 (95788)

44  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tanks were owned by the UK armed forces in each year since 1980-81; and if he will make a statement.

 (95779)

45  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the total revenues from the disposal of defence assets from April 2001 to December 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (95793)

46  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what buildings his Department owns in Washington DC, USA; what their purpose is; what their value is; and if he will make a statement.

 (95782)

47  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimate is of the value of the Wellington Barracks in London; which units are using these barracks; what plans there are to sell them; and if he will make a statement.

 (95787)

48  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose is of the Defence Export Services organisation; what its net cost was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

 (95794)

49  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ministry of Defence staff work in buildings in Whitehall, London; and if he will make a statement.

 (95790)

50  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of procurement expenditure of his Department in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms in each year since 1980-81; and what his estimate is of procurement expenditure as a percentage of total spending in each year since 1980-81.

 (95798)

51  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Tornado, (b) Harrier and (c) Jaguar RAF aircraft have been flown in combat operations during their operational lives; and if he will make a statement.

 (95777)

52  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his latest estimate is of the value of Ministry of Defence buildings in Whitehall, London; what the value is of each building; and if he will make a statement.

 (95789)

53  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the total civilian staff of the Ministry of Defence in each year since 1980-81.

 (95797)

54  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the latest value of his Department's land and building assets on Cyprus; what plans there are to dispose of these assets; what use is being made of them; and if he will make a statement.

 (95785)

55  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear-powered submarines, excluding SSBNs, he plans to keep in the submarine fleet in addition to the Astute class, once it is completed.

 (95877)

56  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the naval capabilities of Low Frequency Active Sonar.

 (95895)

57  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the strategic lift capability of the armed forces available in the event of a conflict with Iraq.

 (95882)

58  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent co-operation there has been between former Eastern bloc countries and the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Marines.

 (95881)

59  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the firefighters' strike has had on the status of (a) HMS Exeter, (b) HMS Glasgow, (c) HMS Newcastle, (d) HMS Lancaster, (e) HMS St Albans and (f) HMS Southampton, and the timing of their planned availability for service with the fleet.

 (95878)

60  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the main items to be (a) removed, (b) replaced and (c) upgraded in preparing (i) HMS Coventry and (ii) HMS London for handover to Romania.

 (95888)

61  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the capability of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker fleet to supply the Royal Navy.

 (95893)

62  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers and (b) other ranks are scheduled to remain on HM ships (i) Exeter, (ii) Glasgow, (iii) Newcastle, (iv) Lancaster, (v) St Albans and (vi) Southampton during the current phase of the firefighters' strike.

 (95875)

63  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential of the British Military Powerboat Trust for raising public awareness of the (a) role and (b) history of UK coastal forces.

 (95872)

64  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the value of passive defence principles in warship hull design since the attack on the USS Cole.

 (95879)

65  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential harm to marine mammals caused by Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS); when LFAS systems are scheduled to be fitted to Royal Navy vessels; what classes of warships are to be fitted with LFAS systems; and what discussions his Department has had with representatives of other NATO navies about the effect of Low Frequency Active Sonar on marine mammals.

 (95894)

66  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to order (a) a primary casualty receiving ship for the Royal Navy and (b) additional tankers for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary services.

 (95892)

67  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether hulks of paid-off SSNs and former Polaris submarines have been dismantled.

 (95885)

68  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce the total of Type 23 frigates.

 (95891)

69  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Type 23 frigates which (a) will and (b) will not be fitted with Sonar 2087.

 (95890)

70  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels available for sale to foreign navies.

 (95889)

71  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the locations of each paid-off SSN and former Polaris submarine.

 (95886)

72  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the eventual disposal of the hulks of paid-off SSNs and former Polaris submarines.

 (95884)

73  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what strategic assessment he has made of the role of armed small craft in anti-terrorist operations in (a) home and (b) foreign waters.

 (95873)

74  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) health and (b) security risks the hulks of paid-off SSNs and former Polaris submarines pose.

 (95883)

75  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what talks his Department has had with Russian officials about possible Russian warship deployments to the Persian Gulf.

 (95880)

76  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what will be the (a) revenue received from Romania for and (b) cost of modernising and preparing for handover (i) HMS Coventry and (ii) HMS London.

 (95887)

77  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the numbers of armed small craft in the Royal Navy.

 (95874)

78  Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what effect the Greenpeace protest outside the Sea Mounting Centre at Marchwood has had on embarkations from the military port.

 (95876)

79  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilians are employed at the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester; and how many are in receipt of the prison environmental allowance.

 (96139)

80  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to help find alternative employment for civilian employees at Colchester Garrison who are expected to be made redundant in the event of troops being deployed overseas; and if he will make a statement.

 (96138)

81  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what financial assistance his Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95852)

82  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what assessment he has made of the impact of school sport on (a) exclusion rates, (b) GCSE and A-Level Grades and (c) classroom behaviour.

 (95859)

83  Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, why he has established skills sector councils to improve skills in the hospitality and leisure sector.

 (95861)

84  Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of (a) continuous assessment and (b) examinations as alternative mechanisms for student appraisal.

 (95941)

85  Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to increase the quality of tuition in further education colleges.

 (95897)

86  Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what plans he has to improve (a) teaching standards and (b) results in further education colleges.

 (95961)

87  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what estimate he has made of the value of school buildings in England; and if he will make a statement.

 (95784)

88  
N  
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, when he expects to activate that part of the Employment Act 2002 giving union learning representatives statutory rights to paid time off to carry out their duties.

 (94569)

89  Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many working days were lost due to (a) industrial action and (b) illness in his Department in each year since 1997.

 (95899)

90  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial assistance her Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95853)

91  Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures she is taking to combat the spread of the sudden oak death (phytophthora ramorum); and if she will make a statement.

 (95950)

92  Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to compensate nursery businesses in respect of viburnum and rhododendron stock destroyed to control the spread of the sudden oak death fungal pathogen phytophthora ramorum.

 (95947)

93  Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will assess the risk of infection by the sudden oak death fungal pathogen phytophthora ramorum in (a) quercus species and (b) fagus species.

 (95949)

94  Mr David Curry (Skipton & Ripon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, at how many nurseries, broken down by county, viburnum and rhododendron stock has been destroyed to combat the sudden oak death fungal pathogen phytophthora ramorum.

 (95948)

95  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she last met the chairman and chief executive of the Environment Agency concerning flooding; and when she next plans to do so.

 (96125)

96  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many letters (a) her Department and (b) the Environment Agency has received from (i) honourable Members and (ii) members of the public regarding the flooding in the Christmas 2002 and new year period 2003.

 (96124)

97  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) calls the Environment Agency's flooding hotline received and (b) hits the Environment Agency's flooding website received from 25th December 2002 to 7th January 2003.

 (96123)

98  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timetable is for the completion of the National Park designation process for the South Downs.

 (96012)

99  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many licences have been issued in the last 12 months to enable farmers to bury fallen stock on their farms.

 (96011)

100  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to end the 20-day standstill rule on movement of farm animals.

 (96010)

101  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the recycling records of local authorities in (a) West Sussex and (b) London.

 (96008)

102  Mr Francis Maude (Horsham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the right of access available to areas for which an entrance fee has been payable, but which meet the criteria for open country under the provisions of the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000; and if she will make a statement.

 (95943)

103  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in what circumstances badgers can be removed from urban areas to prevent (a) danger to the badgers and (b) nuisance to householders; and what controls can be used to prevent badgers digging setts in residential areas.

 (95945)

104  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badger groups were relocated at (a) the cost of residents and (b) public expense in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

 (95944)

105  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many firearms intended for illegal importation were seized by HM Customs and Excise in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.

 (93978)

106  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial assistance his Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95848)

107  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria he uses when assessing the validity of independent GDP growth forecasts.

 (96218)

108  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of tax revenue in the UK this financial year if the rate of GDP grows by (a) 2 per cent., (b) 2.5 per cent. and (c) 3 per cent.

 (96209)

109  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates his Department has made of the level of tax revenue this year if the rate of growth of GDP is (a) 1.8 per cent., (b) 2 per cent., (c) 2.2 per cent., (d) 2.4 per cent., (e) 2.6 per cent., (f) 2.8 per cent., (g) 3 per cent., (h) 3.2 per cent., (i) 3.4 per cent., and (j) 3.6 per cent.

 (96215)

110  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates his Department has made of (a) total income tax revenue and (b) total corporation tax revenue for this year if the rate of growth in GDP growth is (i) 1.8 per cent., (ii) 2 per cent., (iii) 2.2 per cent., (iv) 2.4 per cent., (v) 2.6 per cent., (vi) 2.8 per cent., (vii) 3 per cent., (viii) 3.2 per cent., (ix) 3.4 per cent., and (x) 3.6 per cent.

 (96216)

111  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the level of UK tax revenue for (a) this year and (b) next year if growth rates were 2.2 per cent. this year and 2.4 per cent. next year.

 (96214)

112  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates he has made of total UK tax revenues for (a) this year and (b) next year if growth meets the Treasury's (i) lower and (ii) upper boundaries for growth in this year and the next.

 (96213)

113  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what independent forecasts of GDP growth for (a) this year and (b) next year his Department has collected; and if he will place a copy in the Library.

 (96217)

114  Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions took place between officials from his Department and officials from the Ministry of Defence concerning the division of an order of two aircraft carriers between BAe systems and Thales; and if he will make a statement.

 (96212)

115  Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it will be possible for parents to claim for childcare costs under the new working families tax credit.

 (95937)

116  Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to allow parents to claim under working families tax credit for extra costs to childcare when the extra costs run for less than four consecutive weeks.

 (95864)

117  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much extra tax revenue was secured by the large business division of the Inland Revenue from its non-compliance operations in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000, (c) 2000-01, (d) 2001-02 and (e) 2002-03 to date; and if he will make a statement.

 (95825)

118  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Inland Revenue in tackling tax evasion and avoidance from 1999 to 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (95824)

119  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent guidelines and guidance have been given to the Inland Revenue by Ministers in respect of transactions between the Inland Revenue and entities which are operating out of offshore tax havens; and if he will make a statement.

 (95827)

120  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many non-compliance investigations have been carried out by the large business division of the Inland Revenue in each year since 1990-91; what the average amount of extra tax secured for such non-compliance operations was in each year; and if he will make a statement.

 (95828)

121  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 746W, on the Child Trust Fund, if his Department has decided upon the set of conditions referred to; and if he will make a statement.

 (96211)

122  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions officials from his Department have had with representatives of (a) the business community and (b) the Financial Services Authority concerning reforms of listing rules.

 (96190)

123  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions officials from his Department have had with officials from the Bank of England concerning levels of personal debt; and if he will make a statement.

 (96188)

124  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to allow tax exempt savings products a special exemption to the proposed abolition of qualifying policies; and if he will make a statement.

 (96197)

125  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding the future of tax exempt saving products; and if he will make a statement.

 (96196)

126  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received regarding the abolition of the Inland Revenue qualifying regimes; and if he will make a statement.

 (96195)

127  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answers of 31st January, (refs 90981 and 90982), how many support staff there were in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.

 (95938)

128  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library those elements of the national savings and investments evaluations which are not commercially sensitive; and if he will make a statement.

 (96202)

129  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 31st January, Official Report, column 419W, for what reason he is unable to list the attendees for each meeting since January 2000; and if he will make a statement.

 (96203)

130  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 603W, on advertising campaigns, what the costs within the publicity campaign were of (a) advertising, (b) national and regional public relations and promotions, (c) the soaps, (d) partnerships, (e) the Sunsus and (f) Wales counts; and if he will make a statement.

 (96200)

131  Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many census forms were returned before the deadline in 1991; and if he will make a statement.

 (96201)

132  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of tax returns for the year to 5th April 2002 were sent on behalf of taxpayers to the Inland Revenue by (a) chartered accountants, (b) certified accountants, (c) other agents using the term accountant in their designations and (d) solicitors.

 (96146)

133  Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future of Somaliland.

 (96186)

134  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Turkish Government on (a) the state of health of Mr Abdullah Ocalan and (b) the prison conditions under which Mr Ocalan is being held; and if he will make a statement.

 (95971)

135  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what sanctions have been imposed by the EU against members of the Burmese Government; whether persons who are subject to sanctions can enter the EU; and if he will make a statement.

 (96193)

136  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the role of EU sanctions in promoting human rights in Burma.

 (96182)

137  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to seek the improvement of human rights in Burma; and if he will make a statement.

 (96184)

138  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence he has collated on improvements in human rights in Burma between January 2002 and January 2003; and if he will make a statement.

 (96183)

139  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which members of the Burmese government are subject to EU sanctions; and if he will make a statement.

 (96181)

140  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister, who attended the EU-ASEAN meeting in Brussels on 27th and 28th January, was subject to EU sanctions; what representations his Department made to EU partners on the matter; and if he will make a statement.

 (96192)

141  Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department have had with ASEAN nations regarding the promotion of human rights in Burma; and if he will make a statement.

 (96185)

142  Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 381W, on EU Budget Information Company, how many officials participate in the management committee on the expenditure of EU information budget funds in candidate countries; how often they meet; and if he will place the agenda and minutes of their meetings in 2002-03 in the Library.

 (96173)

143  Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Convention on the Future of Europe; and if he will make a statement.

 (95959)

144  Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those diplomatic premises which are shared with (a) EU diplomatic delegates and (b) other EU member state delegates.

 (95958)

145  Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will take measures to increase the safety of British citizens in Palestine; and if he will make a statement on the safety of international humanitarian workers in the Middle East.

 (95854)

146  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list those contracts for supply of medical equipment and products to Iraq which have been vetoed by (a) member states of the UN Security Council and (b) the UN Security Council since imposition of sanctions.

 (96103)

147  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the nature and value of contracts for the supply of medical equipment and products to Iraq which have been permitted to take place from UK companies since the imposition of sanctions.

 (96104)

148  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his estimate is of the cost in US dollars of administrating Iraq in the event of regime change following war in Iraq.

 (96162)

149  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the cost in US dollars of administering Iraq in each of the first ten years following any possible regime change.

 (96165)

150  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what organisations will replace the Oxfordshire Community Health Council.

 (95942)

151  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) total and (b) average cost to the NHS was, over the last 12 months for which figures are available, of redundancy payments to managers and administrators in NHS regions in England.

 (95637)

152  
N  
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS workers, who have received pension payouts or redundancy payouts, have been employed by, or given remunerated services to, the NHS following their pension or redundancy payout in the last three years for which figures are available.

 (95638)

153  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the combined allocated budgets are for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 for the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency (i) in cash terms and (ii) on a full resource budgeting basis.

 (95774)

154  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reasons underlay his decision to postpone the transfer of specialist commissioning to primary care trusts until April 2004; and if he will make a statement.

 (95856)

155  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the allocated budgets are for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 for (i) each executive non-departmental public body, (ii) special health authority and (iii) tribunal non-departmental public body (A) in cash terms and (B) on a full resource budgeting basis.

 (95772)

156  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to issue the hospital discharge workbook in (a) hard copy and (b) electronic form.

 (95738)

157  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of revising the hospital discharge workbook was; and what the reasons for the delay in revising the document were.

 (95739)

158  
N  
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the dangers of discharging older people from hospital on a Friday.

 (95740)

159  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 13th January, Official Report, column 499W, on Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, if he will set out the reasons that were given for not renewing the contract with NHS professionals.

 (95857)

160  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 14th January, Official Report, column 535W, on nurse recruitment, what the cost was to his Department of investigating breaches in the Code of Conduct in 2001-02; and what budget has been set aside for (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04 for such investigations.

 (95860)

161  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the allocated budgets are for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 for (i) the combined internal directorates of the Department of Health, (ii) NHS Estates Agency, (iii) NHS Pensions Agency and (iv) NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (A) in cash terms and (B) on a full resource budgeting basis.

 (95773)

162  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance his Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95849)

163  Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers of State, (c) Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State, (d) special advisers, and (e) officials have had with Capita employees and members of the Capita board since May 2001; what was discussed at each meeting; who attended; and if he will make a statement.

 (95982)

164  Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many mobile phones were used by (a) Ministers and special advisers and (b) officials in his Department in each year since 1997; how many were (i) lost and (ii) stolen; and what their cost was.

 (95980)

165  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of whether staff from health protection organisations managing organisational change will have the surge capacity to cope with a major crisis.

 (95865)

166  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the additional resources to be provided when NHS trusts receive laboratories from the public health laboratory service will match the additional costs, including those services provided previously through the PHLS network and central facilities.

 (95868)

167  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 803W, on cancelled operations, what monitoring will be undertaken centrally to ensure that hospitals are meeting the guarantee set out in the NHS Plan.

 (95858)

168  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether a formal assessment was made of the resource neutrality of organisational changes set out in Getting Ahead of the Curve.

 (95867)

169  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was spent by the NHS on agency nurses in (a) England and (b) each region, broken down by NHS trust, in 2001-02; and what proportion of the nursing wage bill this represented in each case.

 (95866)

170  Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment was made of the model adopted by the National Assembly for Wales for a unified infection service for Wales when his Department decided on the establishment of the Health Protection Agency.

 (95869)

171  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the health minister in the Scottish Executive and (b) the British Medical Association regarding the sterilisation of surgery instruments.

 (96051)

172  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients were registered with an NHS dentist in (a) the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency, (b) West Sussex and (c) the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority area in each year since 1997.

 (96101)

173  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he proposes to bring into force the Kava-Kava in Food (England) Regulations 2002.

 (96060)

174  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) vacancy rates are and (b) rates 12 months ago were for surgeon positions in each hospital trust in England.

 (96115)

175  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beds were available in secure mental health wards in (a) West Sussex, (b) East Sussex and (c) Surrey in each of the last five years.

 (96098)

176  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam of 22nd January, Official Report, column 392W, on hospital hygiene, how many cases of gastro-enteritis were reported by NHS hospital trusts in each year since 1999.

 (96045)

177  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals are capable of intraoperative cell salvage of blood supplies during surgery.

 (96031)

178  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many consultations he has received in response to the National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy.

 (96075)

179  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of compensation have been awarded to former social workers in each of the last five years in the social services departments in (a) Haringey, (b) Ealing, (c) Brent and (d) Enfield; and for what amounts.

 (96105)

180  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam of 28th January, Official Report, column 810W, on hospital hygiene, what the recommendations on the number of wash-hand basins for specific situations are; and if he will make a statement on infection controls teams.

 (96082)

181  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospitals in the UK are equipped to perform flexible sigmoidoscopies.

 (96070)

182  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources are (a) available and (b) proposed for area child protection committees.

 (96065)

183  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he is taking to improve joint working between Multi-Agency Public Protection Panels and Area Child Protection Committees to safeguard children.

 (96063)

184  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action he (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take to encourage children in care to become involved in local community projects.

 (96121)

185  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he proposes to extend testing for all new NHS staff for diseases other than HIV and hepatitis.

 (96068)

186  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list those hospital trusts which have sold accommodation on their sites to housing associations; and on what terms.

 (96094)

187  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources his Department has committed to lymphoedema prevention campaigns in the last three years.

 (96057)

188  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the policy to establish automated decontamination services for sterilising surgical instruments in NHS hospitals.

 (90653)

189  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what communications to GPs regarding procedures for dealing with children suspected of suffering harm at the hands of their carers have been issued by his Department since 25th February 2000.

 (96039)

190  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department has allocated in 2003 to advertising for child protection social workers in (a) England and (b) abroad; and in which countries the advertisements will be placed.

 (96077)

191  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future funding (a) through the AIDS support grant and (b) from the Brighton and Hove PCT of the Brighton Body Positive Project.

 (96027)

192  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what action has been taken to investigate claims during the Victoria ClimbieĞ Inquiry that unaccompanied child refugees were placed in bed and breakfast accommodation by Brent Social Services.

 (96113)

193  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many child protection social workers recruited from abroad work in local authority social services departments in England.

 (96090)

194  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what central database is kept of children in the care of Social Services who go missing from their usual place of residence.

 (95995)

195  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance was issued to employment agencies regarding working in local authority social services departments in child protection.

 (96079)

196  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in each year since 1992.

 (96097)

197  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the work of the Brighton Body Positive Project.

 (96028)

198  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Canadian government regarding the recruitment of child protection social workers.

 (96078)

199  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met a delegation of (a) children in care and (b) local authority social service directors to discuss improvements in educating children in care; and when he next plans to do so.

 (96122)

200  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met representatives of the food supplements and herbal remedies industry; and when he next plans to do so.

 (96118)

201  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients subject to rigid sigmoidoscopy procedures who could have a flexible sigmoidoscopy.

 (96071)

202  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much is paid towards foster care allowances in each Social Services Authority.

 (96091)

203  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on future arrangements for Area Child Protection Committees.

 (96040)

204  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce screening for bowel cancer; and what assessment he has made of its effectiveness.

 (96074)

205  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many communications to NHS trusts regarding procedures for dealing with children suspected of suffering harm at the hands of their carers have been issued by his Department since 25th February 2000.

 (96038)

206  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of GPs reached the (a) 70 per cent., (b) 80 per cent. and (c) 90 per cent. target rate for the MMR vaccination last year.

 (96049)

207  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend the range of agencies included in sections 27 and 47 of the Children Act 1989.

 (96112)

208  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to hospital trusts and PCTs on the provision of services to lymphoedema sufferers.

 (96056)

209  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance based on the conclusions of the Victoria ClimbieĞ Inquiry, has been issued to social services departments about the criteria which must be satisfied before a case involving a vulnerable child is closed.

 (96036)

210  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the impact will be on public funding for the Brighton Body Positive Project of changes in the way the AIDS support grant is allocated.

 (96030)

211  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what level of specialisation in child care and child protection practice will be included in the new three year Diploma in Social Work.

 (96106)

212  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 28th January, Official Report, column 820W, on NHS staff assaults, what the levels of sickness absence resulting from work-related injuries or violence at work were in each hospital trust in West Sussex in the last three months.

 (96083)

213  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which children's hospices have been visited by (a) him and (b) Ministers in his Department since May 2001.

 (95996)

214  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS posts are paid a salary in excess of £100,000 in each national health service trust in England.

 (96102)

215  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of operations carried out by NHS hospital trusts in England in the last year which have resulted in retained instruments left inside the patients.

 (96093)

216  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he proposes to introduce HIV and hepatitis tests for all new NHS staff.

 (96067)

217  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 670W, on the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health, how many days per month the (a) chairman, (b) chief executive and (c) each commission are contracted to work in their duties for the new Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health.

 (96086)

218  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the impact of intraoperative cell salvage on blood supplies to hospital operating theatres.

 (96032)

219  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers working with vulnerable children have been dismissed in each of the last five years in (a) Haringey Social Services, (b) Ealing Social Services, (c) Brent Social Services and (d) Enfield Social Services.

 (96042)

220  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the confidentiality considerations contained in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the sharing of information about vulnerable children between agencies recommended by Lord Laming.

 (96035)

221  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what extra training is to be implemented for social services departments child protection social workers in how to deal with abusive and intimidating parents and guardians of children deemed at risk.

 (96080)

222  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to standardise allowances paid to foster carers throughout the United Kingdom.

 (96092)

223  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bonuses were and how much in bonuses was paid out last year to GPs for performing MMR vaccinations on new-born babies.

 (96050)

224  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for a flexible or rigid sigmoidoscopy procedure in each hospital trust in England.

 (96073)

225  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, broken down by age.

 (96069)

226  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria the Medicines Control Agency set for the Committee on Safety of Medicines and the Medicines Commission in their investigation into kava-kava.

 (96047)

227  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adolescent mental health patients have been accommodated in adult mental wards in NHS establishments in the last 12 months; and what percentage of the total number treated this represents.

 (96059)

228  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the retention rates are for child protection social workers employed in each social services department in England in the last three years; and what this represents as a percentage of total staff in that area of work on the fully staffed pay rate.

 (95997)

229  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free eye tests were given to (a) pensioners and (b) other people in (i) West Sussex and (ii) England in each year since 1997.

 (96099)

230  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the implications for (a) specialist manufacturers, (b) specialist retailers and (c) consumer choice of the requirement to remove from the market the nutrients and nutrient sources which are not listed as acceptable for such use under the schedules to the proposed Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003.

 (96119)

231  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many surgeons have (a) left and (b) started working in the NHS in each of the last five years.

 (96114)

232  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the level of blood stocks available to NHS hospitals in the United Kingdom.

 (96095)

233  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of hepatoxicity have been reported in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years.

 (96175)

234  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the implementation of the Better Hospital Food Programme in NHS hospitals; when he last met the chairman of the programme; and how much funding he has allocated to the programme for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.

 (96117)

235  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with social services authorities in (a) Nigeria, (b) Sierra Leone and (c) the Ivory Coast about the dangers to children coming to the UK to live without their parents.

 (96111)

236  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued to local authority social sevices departments regarding the recruitment of child protection social workers from abroad; and if he will make a statement on the policy of recruiting social workers involved in child protection from abroad.

 (96089)

237  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements are in place for social services departments responsible for looked after children to alert other agencies by electronic means about children who go missing from their usual place of residence.

 (95994)

238  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the hospital trusts in England which have lymphoedema departments.

 (96055)

239  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether massage oils containing extract of kava-kava plant applied to the scalp for relief of stress will be exempt from the terms of the Medicines for Human Use (Kava-Kava) Prohibition Order 2002.

 (96061)

240  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam of 28th January, Official Report, column 822W, on nurses' recruitment, how many agencies have been removed from the list of agencies who are compliant with the code of practice.

 (86043)

241  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer Questions Ref. 87472, 87577, 89363, 89355, 89359, 89362, 89354, 89393 from the honourable Member for East Worthing & Shoreham.

 (96087)

242  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, in what form the conclusions of the Committee on Safety of Medicines and the Medicines Commission into the safety of kava-kava were presented.

 (96048)

243  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce child safeguards plans modelled on youth offending teams.

 (96107)

244  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 686W, when he expects the first patient forum to be established; and what the timetable is for the establishment of patient forums across the country.

 (96085)

245  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget overspend was in each year since 1997 in each NHS trust in England.

 (96096)

246  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost to the NHS for a (a) rigid sigmoidoscopy and (b) flexible sigmoidoscopy was in the last 12 months.

 (96072)

247  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam of 23rd January, Official Report, column 478W, on the NHS Pensions Agency, how many applications for permanent injury benefit for a disorder have been submitted in each year since 1997.

 (86044)

248  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will publish the White Paper on Clinical Negligence Reform.

 (96062)

249  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the three month general practitioner vacancy rate figures are, broken down by primary care trust in England.

 (96176)

250  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many communications to social services departments regarding procedures for dealing with vulnerable children have been issued by his Department since 25th February 2000.

 (96037)

251  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what remuneration each of the NHSU Executive will receive; how many other staff will be employed at the NHSU and at what annual cost; and what the annual expenditure for the NHSU will be in each year between 2003 to 2006.

 (96120)

252  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list ACPCs which have representatives from Youth Offending Teams sitting on them.

 (95989)

253  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what formal links operate between multi agency public protection panels and area child protection committees.

 (96064)

254  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many lymphoedema sufferers there are in England; and how many of them are receiving treatment from the NHS.

 (96058)

255  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS hospitals in England operate automated decontamination services for sterilising surgical instruments.

 (96054)

256  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which recommendations in the Laming Report the Government agrees with and intends to put in practice; and by when.

 (96033)

257  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of patients investigated for bowel cancer are subject to (a) rigid sigmoidoscopy, (b) flexible sigmoidoscopy and (c) barium enema and (d) colonoscopy.

 (95993)

258  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there are in each local authority social services department in England for child protection social workers.

 (96088)

259  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations were cancelled last year in England because of a failure of surgical instruments to be properly sterilised.

 (96052)

260  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Sutton and Cheam of 22nd January, Official Report, column 393W, on hospital hygiene, how long it took to produce the Process Mapping the Housekeeper Service—A Toolkit for Change guidance; and whether this superseded previous guidance on this issue.

 (96046)

261  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many social workers working with vulnerable children have been subject to disciplinary measures in each of the last five years in (a) Haringey Social Services, (b) Ealing Social Services, (c) Brent Social Services and (d) Enfield Social Services.

 (96041)

262  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacancies there are for palliative care consultants in each strategic health authority area in England.

 (96100)

263  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the report on waste in the NHS produced by the head of the Downing Street Delivery Unit.

 (96066)

264  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many golden hello payments have been made to general practitioners in (a) London and (b) West Sussex, broken down by primary care trust level.

 (96081)

265  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people infected by HIV/AIDS in (a) Brighton and Hove City, (b) West Sussex and (c) East Sussex.

 (96029)

266  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much was paid out in bonus payments and to how many civil servants in 2001-02 related to performance in his Department.

 (96116)

267  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23rd January, Official Report, column 477W, on Mexico, if he will make a statement on the usefulness of memorandums of understanding between the United Kingdom and foreign governments.

 (96084)

268  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued on the training of unqualified staff as social workers from in-house local authority social services departments.

 (96076)

269  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to include in the National Service Framework on Renal Services (a) patient care pathways, from dialysis to transplantation, (b) long-term follow up clinics and (c) screening of key indicators, to include blood pressure and blood lipids; and if he will make a statement.

 (96199)

270  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he plans to include guidelines to ensure patient access to transplantation services for the National Service Framework on Renal Services; and if he will make a statement.

 (96132)

271  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units in the UK routinely carry out asystolic kidney organ donor operations; what plans he has to increase the number of units who carry out such operations; and if he will make a statement.

 (96134)

272  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment has been made of the increased numbers of potential donors who have joined the organ donor register as a result of being asked to do so by the inclusion of a leaflet with their electoral registration form; what plans he has to confer with the Home Secretary to expand his initiative further; and if he will make a statement.

 (96205)

273  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to include standards for increasing organ donor numbers in the renal National Service Framework; whether this will include raising awareness of options including living related Donors; and if he will make a statement.

 (96198)

274  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research has been carried out to compare the cost of sustaining a patient on dialysis whilst waiting for a kidney organ transplant to the cost of increasing the number of asystolic kidney donor operations; and if he will make a statement.

 (96204)

275  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the National Service Framework on Renal Services will be published; whether resources will be committed to ensure its implementation; and if he will make a statement.

 (96133)

276  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will fund a clinical study into the photodynamic treatment of age-related macular degeneration, with particular reference to subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation cases with visudyne.

 (95834)

277  Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations made in the National Sentinel Audit of Epilepsy-Related Death published in May 2002; what steps have been taken to develop the action plan announced in September; when he expects the action plan to be launched; and if he will make a statement.

 (96137)

278  Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the results of annual public opinion polls conducted by the Food Standards Agency on its effectiveness in gaining public trust; what plans he has to commission an independent appraisal from (a) the National Audit Office and (b) other bodies; and if he will make a statement.

 (96130)

279  Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the drug pegolated interferon is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence for statutory funding by primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement.

 (95855)

280  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are being taken by his Department to reduce the average distance of young offenders held in young offender institutions from their youth offending teams.

 (96171)

281  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list information and communications technology courses available for young offenders serving sentences in young offenders institutions in England and Wales broken down by young offender institution; how many young offenders are enrolled on such courses; and how many computers are available to be used for education and training in young offenders institutions in England and Wales per young offender.

 (96170)

282  
N  
Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Assets Recovery Agency.

 (94826)

283  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to inform applicants to the Criminal Records Bureau that ex-gratia payments can be made if there has been an element of maladministration in processing their application.

 (95871)

284  Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to review the Regulation as to Cremation 1930, SR & O 1930/1016 to allow amputees to arrange for the cremation of their amputated limbs whilst they are still alive.

 (95870)

285  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial assistance his Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95851)

286  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many communications surveillance warrants were issued in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in each year since 1990.

 (95863)

287  Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total (a) operational capacity and (b) population of prisons in England and Wales was in each year since 1973.

 (95862)

288  Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had about the possible linkages between cruelty to animals and offences against the person.

 (96148)

289  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding is available to Splash programmes for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06, broken down by region; what will be the amount of funding provided by each contributing agency; what will be the amount of funding necessary to run each Splash scheme; and if he will make a statement.

 (95931)

290  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are being taken to increase youth participation in the Splash programme; and if he will make a statement.

 (95932)

291  Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there will be a formal report on the Splash programme of 2002; and if he will make a statement.

 (95933)

292  Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) convictions and (b) cautions there were for persons under 17 years having an air weapon in a public place in each year since 1996.

 (95964)

293  Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) convictions and (b) cautions there were for carrying a loaded air weapon in a public place in each year since 1996.

 (95965)

294  Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) convictions and (b) cautions there were for persons under 14 having an air weapon or ammunition in each year since 1996.

 (95966)

295  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list those countries from which citziens do not require a visa to enter the UK but to which UK citizens do require a visa to gain entry.

 (95998)

296  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action is being taken to raise the priority level of child protection policing in policing plans.

 (96024)

297  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisons in England and Wales have been equipped with stairlifts to help elderly infirm people.

 (96019)

298  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change the law for consideration of joint enterprise when pursuing murder cases against parents or carers accused of murdering their own children.

 (96026)

299  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 701W, on deportations, if he will list, of the 634 who were deported during 2002 on completion of a custodial sentence, the offences they were convicted for and which country of origin they were returned to.

 (96017)

300  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prisoners are (a) female and (b) male of pensionable age; and what percentage of the total prison population each sex represents.

 (96020)

301  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time police officers are assigned to child protection departments in each constabulary in England and Wales.

 (96023)

302  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Algerians have been granted (a) temporary leave to stay and (b) permanent leave to stay in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

 (96014)

303  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the report from Sussex Police in 2002 on the problems with securing murder verdicts for parents or carers accused of murdering their children due to joint enterprise considerations.

 (96025)

304  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers from Algeria were (a) granted asylum, (b) rejected for asylum and in subsequent appeal and (c) were removed from the UK in each of the last 10 years.

 (96016)

305  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Algerian citizens have sought asylum in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

 (96015)

306  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been issued in 2002-03 for offenders aged 15-18 years old.

 (96018)

307  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 116W, on Sussex Police, of the 34 officers transferred from Sussex Police in the year to 31st March 2002, where they were transferred to.

 (96013)

308  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the countries from which people have come who have applied for settlement in the last five years; and what percentage of applications was refused.

 (95999)

309  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he has to restrict the use of air guns by minors.

 (96022)

310  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 27th January, Official Report, column 715W, on Police Standards Unit, which initiatives have been aided by the work of the Police Standards Unit.

 (96191)

311  Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals claimed their new passports were lost in the post in 2002; in how many of those cases the Passport Agency issued a replacement passport; and what discussions the Passport Agency has had with the Post Office to ensure new passports are not mislaid in the post.

 (96187)

312  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi refugees the United Kingdom will take in the event of conflict in Iraq.

 (96166)

313  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Iraqi citizens he expects to apply for asylum in the United Kingdom in the event of conflict in Iraq.

 (96164)

314  Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the impact of the imposition of a congestion tax under the terms of the Transport Act 2000 upon shift-working staff employed by the House.

 (95577)

315  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate has been made of the numbers of (a) direct and (b) indirect beneficiaries of the Community Integration Programme in Sierra Leone; what estimate has been made of the cost per beneficiary; what assessment has been made of the value added by the programme; how many individual projects there are in the programme; what further plans there are for the programme; and if she will make a statement

 (95935)

316  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the number of beneficiaries of the project on the repair of the Mabanta ferry, Port Luko district in Sierra Leone; and what the cost of this project was.

 (95936)

317  Mr Tony Clarke (Northampton South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with (a) the administration in Jammu and Kashmir and (b) the Government of India regarding funding by her Department for projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

 (95983)

318  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her estimate is of UK spending on international aid assistance as a percentage of gross national product, in each year from 1980-81 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95831)

319  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, for what reasons staff numbers in her Department have changed between 1997-98 and 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.

 (95833)

320  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK spending on international development in 2002-03 will be spent through European Union programmes; what assessment she has made of the quality and prioritisation of EU aid programmes; what plans she has to re-direct UK spending on international development away from the EU; and if she will make a statement.

 (95832)

321  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the political situation in the Ivory Coast, with particular reference to the recent peace deal.

 (96149)

322  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support her Department is providing to the African Union.

 (96153)

323  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the outcomes of the most recent meeting of the African Union in Ethiopia.

 (96154)

324  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether representatives of her Department attended the most recent meeting of the African Union in Ethiopia.

 (96155)

325  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she next intends to meet representatives of the Zimbabwean opposition.

 (96156)

326  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve her Department estimates to have been forcibly relocated by the Botswana Government in each of the last six years.

 (96157)

327  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many third country nationals she estimates will leave Iraq in the event of military conflict, broken down by country of origin.

 (96163)

328  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of funding the UNHCR has provided for support to Iraqi refugees in Iran in each of the last 12 years; and what the United Kingdom contribution has been in each year.

 (96168)

329  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she will make it her policy to fund contingency preparations by humanitarian agencies in the event of war with Iraq.

 (96131)

330  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the estimated amount of food aid required by the World Food Programme is; and how much has been distributed to (a) Zambia, (b) Zimbabwe, (c) Malawi, (d) Mozambique, (e) Lesotho, (f) Swaziland and (g) Angola.

 (96129)

331  Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of (a) shelter and (b) food for Iraqi citizens fleeing to (i) Turkey, (ii) Saudi Arabia, (iii) Kuwait, (iv) Jordan and (v) Syria in next three months.

 (96167)

332  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many youth court cases in 2002-03 have had to be abandoned because the accused and witnesses failed to turn up.

 (96006)

333  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many court cases failed to take place in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2002-03 because (i) the accused and (ii) witnesses failed to turn up; and what action he has taken to combat failure of court cases because of non-attendance of parties.

 (96005)

334  Stephen Hesford (Wirral West): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on decommissioning of terrorist weapons.

 (95775)

335  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many staff days have been lost due to sickness in his Department in each year since 1997.

 (95896)

336  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the costs were of publishing and posting the November 2002 consultation document, A New Centralised Maternity Hospital for Belfast.

 (95836)

337  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when Beta-Interferon will be available for sufferers of multiple sclerosis in Northern Ireland.

 (95837)

338  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will estimate how many individuals in Northern Ireland carry organ donor cards.

 (95843)

339  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the situation at the Ulster Hospital, with special reference to bed capacity, trolley waits, delayed discharges and the level of funding of the hospital from the 1990s.

 (95970)

340  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, under what circumstances a portmortem can be conducted on a child without the consent of the parents.

 (95835)

341  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what procedure is to be followed by relatives who wish to retrieve organs retained by (a) the Royal Victoria Hospital and (b) the Coroner; and what avenues are open to relatives if their request is denied.

 (95838)

342  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, under what circumstances a coroner is informed of a death; and in what time limit this should occur.

 (95840)

343  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what provision has been made to assist relatives to deal psychologically with recent revelations of organ retention at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

 (95841)

344  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on plans to bring forward a Northern Ireland Cancer Plan.

 (95969)

345  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what procedure follows the failure of an individual to inform the coroner about an unnatural death.

 (95839)

346  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many postmortems have been conducted in Northern Ireland in each of the last three decades.

 (95842)

347  Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the countries where Al-Qaeda and associated terrorist organisations are known to (a) maintain bases, (b) conduct training, (c) recruit personnel and (d) receive financial support; and what requests the Government has made to governments of such countries to prevent these activities.

 (96128)

348  Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the South African President about Zimbabwe.

 (95957)

349  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Prime Minister, how many Government (a) Secretaries of State, (b) other Ministers, (c) Parliamentary Private Secretaries and (d) Whips have been in place in each year from 1980-81 to 2001-02; and if he will make a statement.

 (95826)

350  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Prime Minister, if he discussed at his recent meeting with the President of South Africa the situation in Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

 (96135)

351  Mr Peter Pike (Burnley): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list each action taken by (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the UN over the last 12 years to secure the disarmament of Iraq in accord with the ceasefire in 1991.

 (96136)

352  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what the basis is of his assertion in his statement on Iraq on 3rd February that the disarming of South Africa of its nuclear weapons, along with the verification of this action, took a matter of weeks.

 (96140)

353  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what the basis is for the figure of 20,000 Iraqi intelligence officers as cited in the dossier he published on Iraq on 3rd February.

 (96141)

354  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Prime Minister, what the basis is for the assertion in the dossier on Iraq he published on 3rd February that all the hotels and offices used by UNMOVIC and IAEA have had surveillance equipment installed by Iraq.

 (96142)

355  
N  
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if she will make a statement on the way in which Sewel motions work.

 (94096)

356  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions she has had with representatives of Scottish National Heritage regarding hedgehog numbers in the Outer Hebrides; and if she will make a statement.

 (96194)

357  Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the Solicitor General, if she will make a statement on the Attorney General's decision not to refer the case of Paul Skuse to the Court of Appeal.

 (95934)

358  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what financial assistance her Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95847)

359  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the cost of the Manufacturing Advisory Service for each year from 1999-2000 to 2004-05 (planned).

 (95812)

360  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's expenditure on the automotive industry in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 (planned), broken down for each year to show the origin of investments and grant-aid of over £1 million per year; and if she will make a statement.

 (95802)

361  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on consumer protection in each year from 1990-91 to 2003-04 (planned) (a) in cash terms and (b) in real terms using 2000-01 prices; and if she will make a statement.

 (95818)

362  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reasons expenditure on ACAS has changed from 1996-97 to 2003-04; and if she will make a statement.

 (95811)

363  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on the Work Life Balance campaign in each year from 2000-01 to 2003-04; what benefits have arisen from this campaign; and if she will make a statement.

 (95820)

364  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's direct financial support for the construction industry in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95813)

365  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's total spending on space programmes in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95804)

366  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on assistance to the coal industry in each year from 1990-91 to 2003-04 (planned).

 (95799)

367  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of total spending by British Trade International in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 (planned).

 (95830)

368  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will list taskforces which are being overseen by her Department.

 (95819)

369  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's total expenditure on (a) current and (b) capital items in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.

 (95821)

370  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the value for money of expenditure on (a) ACAS, (b) the Patent Office and (c) British Trade International; and if she will make a statement.

 (95810)

371  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of expenditure on the (a) Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and (b) Economic and Social Science Research Council in each year from 1997-98 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95805)

372  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on aerospace and defence grants and launch investment in each year from 1995-96 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95803)

373  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the cost was of the Diversity Week held by her Department in June 2001.

 (95808)

374  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her latest estimate is of the value of each departmental building within London; and if she will make a statement.

 (95822)

375  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on support for the chemical industry in each year from 2000-01 to 2004-05 (planned); what the major elements are of this expenditure; and if she will make a statement.

 (95815)

376  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's Innovation Expenditure in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and if she will make a statement.

 (95817)

377  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on the Promoting Science, Engineering and Technology for Women unit in each year from 1997-98 to 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.

 (95806)

378  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the (a) total cost and (b) administrative costs of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service in each year from 1980-81 to 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.

 (95801)

379  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's actual spending and planned spending on the 50 Best Companies to Work For list; and if she will make a statement.

 (95800)

380  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of expenditure on ACAS in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95823)

381  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of total spending on the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each year from 1990-91 to 2004-05 (planned); and if she will make a statement.

 (95829)

382  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of the cost to her Department of the Strategic Forum for Construction in 2002-03; and if she will make a statement.

 (95814)

383  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what her estimate is of her Department's spending on the nuclear fusion programme in each year from 2001-02 to 2004-05 (planned).

 (95809)

384  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what value for money assessment she has made of expenditure by her Department and its agencies; and if she will make a statement.

 (95807)

385  Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) initiatives, (b) action programmes, (c) campaigns and (d) schemes are being run by her Department and its agencies; if she will list each of these with its annual cost; and if she will make a statement.

 (95816)

386  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) women aged over 55 years old, broken down into ethnic group and (b) people registered as disabled are employed in her Department.

 (96009)

387  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims for compensation BNFL inc has against the United States Department of Energy; and what the total amount being claimed is.

 (95968)

388  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the total losses of BNFL inc were in the USA in 2002.

 (95963)

389  John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether BNFL owns (a) BNFL Instruments Inc, (b) Manufacturing Sciences Corporation, (c) Sierra Nuclear Corporation, (d) Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and (e) ABB; and what the current market value of each company owned by BNFL is.

 (95967)

390  Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims for compensation for former Icelandic water trawlermen have been paid; how much has been paid; how many claims have been paid to (a) Grimsby, (b) Hull and (c) Fleetwood trawlermen; how many claims have been rejected; and how many remain to be decided.

 (96127)

391  Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what action she intends to take against the companies listed in the Iraqi submission to the United Nations Security Council in its weapons programmes, as military equipment and services suppliers to Iraq.

 (95898)

392  Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will hold discussions with OFGEM on the scope of the reasons permitting energy suppliers to refuse compensation.

 (95979)

393  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many of the notices issued by police for untaxed cars in each of the last five years were the subject of prosecutions by the DVLA.

 (95981)

394  Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what discussions he has had with the Strategic Rail Authority regarding remuneration packages for directors of Network Rail; what will be the (a) minimum and (b) maximum remuneration for Network Rail directors; and what is the maximum amount that directors will receive as severance.

 (96126)

395  Patsy Calton (Cheadle): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, how many rail season ticket holders have had to suffer cancellations because of the withdrawal of services by First North Western Trains in the last 12 months.

 (96169)

396  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what financial assistance his Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95846)

397  
N  
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment the Government has made of the imposition of a congestion tax under the terms of the Transport Act 2000 upon those working in (a) the office cleaning services, (b) the hotel or catering industries, (c) the entertainment industry, (d) retail businesses, (e) health and ancillary services, (f) the teaching professions, (g) the security services, (h) the fire services and (i) the police.

 (95545)

398  Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of whether the Strategic Rail Authority has sufficient resources within the existing Comprehensive Spending Review settlement to enable the public sector to contribute to construction of Crossrail; and if he will make a statement.

 (95940)

399  Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether the proposal submitted to him by London Regional Metro for an East-West Rail Link for London is being considered as part of the business case for Crossrail; and if he will make a statement.

 (95939)

400  Andrew Rosindell (Romford): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make it his policy to permit aircraft pilots to carry arms during flights.

 (96208)

401  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what arrangements are in place to ensure (a) that all boats which ply for hire, offer pleasure trips, offer sea angling trips or are available for private hire are seaworthy, (b) that the skipper is competent and (c) that satisfactory public and passenger liability insurance is held.

 (96145)

402  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what the role of the Marine and Coastguard Agency is in relation to the registration and licensing of passenger vessels, which ply for hire, offer pleasure trips, offer sea angling trips or may be hired privately.

 (96147)

403  Mr Michael Weir (Angus): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what authority is charged with the licensing of boats carrying 12 or fewer passengers in Scotland.

 (96144)

404  Tom Cox (Tooting): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial assistance his Department gave to the Greater London Assembly in 2002; and for what projects.

 (95845)

405  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are estimated to be deferring claiming their state pension, broken down by (a) men and (b) women; and how many of each category are working.

 (96180)

406  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many workers are in (a) defined contribution and (b) final salary occupational schemes; and how many and what proportion of those workers are contracted out of the state scheme.

 (96178)

407  Mr Frank Field (Birkenhead): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were awarded increments for deferring their state pension in the last year for which data are available, broken down by (a) male and (b) female and (i) United Kingdom resident and (ii) living abroad at the point of award.

 (96179)


408  Bob Spink (Castle Point): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been undertaken under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

 [Transferred]   (95946)

409  Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Cabinet Office, if he will list the companies selected to replace Equitable Life as providers of the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contributory Scheme; and whether this list will be amended.

 [Transferred]   (96177)

410  Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions officials from her Department have had with officials from the Accountancy Foundation concerning the creation of the investigation and discipline board.

 [Transferred]   (96189)

411  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the Sure Start programmes in operation, and their budget.

 [Transferred]   (96109)

412  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people (a) are and (b) have been held in young offender institutions in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (95990)

413  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he proposes to produce the Children's Green Paper.

 [Transferred]   (96034)

414  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the projected five year survival rates were for people diagnosed with bowel cancer in each of the last 10 years.

 [Transferred]   (95992)

415  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list Sure Start programmes which have ceased operating.

 [Transferred]   (96110)

416  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have died from bowel cancer in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

 [Transferred]   (95991)

417  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how much has been spent on Sure Start projects in each of the last five years.

 [Transferred]   (96108)

418  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have died in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years from causes linked to liver disease; and how many of these were connected with (a) cancer and (b) alcohol damage.

 [Transferred]   (96174)

419  Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information she has collated on adverse health effects reported following use of sheep dip by farmers.

 [Transferred]   (95844)

420  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people coming into the UK have been apprehended at the port of entry in each of the last five years for illegal importation of meat products.

 [Transferred]   (96021)

421  Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the report on the Al Yamamah deal with Saudi Arabia will be published.

 [Transferred]   (96172)

422  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offenders broke the terms of their bail conditions last year and were not recaptured; and what action he is taking to reduce this number.

 [Transferred]   (96007)

423  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that in any new identification, referral and tracking system created by the Green Paper on Children at Risk, the same assessment tool is used for all young people at complex risk, whether the risk identified is of crime, exclusion from school, mental health problems, or other risk.

 [Transferred]   (96000)

424  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the Green Paper on Children at Risk.

 [Transferred]   (96004)

425  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to ensure that services for adults in difficulty consider the needs of the adult's family as well as the individual needs, through (a) the changes proposed in the Children at Risk Green Paper and (b) the National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy.

 [Transferred]   (96002)

426  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will propose a statutory obligation that there be a key worker for any child at complex risk, and that the key worker (a) co-ordinate (i) a multi-professional assessment and (ii) the design of a care package and (b) ensure that the assessment and care package are (i) delivered and (ii) monitored.

 [Transferred]   (96001)

427  Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the alcohol strategy will ensure that young people with underlying emotional or mental health problems be assessed and where necessary referred to tier 3 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

 [Transferred]   (96003)

428  Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the consequences for women of the introduction of the childcare tax credit.

 [Transferred]   (96143)

429  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many carcases were disposed of at Cleeve Farm, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire in the last five years.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96231)

430  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have received compensation for smoke damage as a result of foot and mouth disease disposal methods in England and Wales.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96235)

431  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which farm premises sent carcases for disposal to Cleeve Farm, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire in the last five years.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96230)

432  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what grants are available to Forest Enterprise South West to put their forestry plans on the internet for local public consultation.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96234)

433  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the increase in grant to Forest Enterprise (England) has been above, below or at inflation level for the past five years.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96232)

434  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how long the parallel pyres at Cleeve Farm, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire were active.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96229)

435  Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proposals he has to use Beachley Barracks, Sedbury, Chepstow, in Gloucestershire as a dispersal centre for asylum seekers.

 [Notice originally given for Thursday 6th February]   (96233)




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