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Part 2: Oral or Written Questions for Answer beginning on Thursday 20 November 2003

Part 2: Oral and Written Questions from
Thursday 20 November 2003

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.

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THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Questions for Oral Answer

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

*1
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What estimate she has made of the staff cost of the merger of English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service as proposed by the Rural Delivery Review; and if she will make a statement.
(139828)
*2
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What steps she is taking to reduce the time taken by the Rural Payments Agency to make payments.
(139829)
*3
Mr Michael Weir (Angus): When she last met Scottish Executive Ministers to discuss the future of the Scottish fishing industry.
(139830)
*4
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk): If she will make a statement on the impact of the development of a biofuels industry on the rural economy.
(139831)
*6
Mr David Cameron (Witney): What representations she has received about the implications of the Common Agricultural Policy reform proposals for farmers who have diversified into non-subsidised activities; and if she will make a statement.
(139833)
*7
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What her policy is regarding the removal of silt from watercourses in respect of the (a) European Waste Framework Directive and (b) Nitrate Directive.
(139834)
*8
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): If she will make a statement on the implementation of the Large Combustion Plant Directive.
(139835)
*9
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If she will make a statement on the progress her Department is making in implementing the Rural White Paper.
(139836)
*11
Mr David Drew (Stroud): How many (a) Countryside Agency and (b) Rural Development Service employees will transfer to other government employment following the implementation of the Haskins Review; how many job losses she estimates there will be; and if she will make a statement.
(139838)
*12
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion): What recent discussions she has held with EU commissioners on enabling European regions to ban GM crops.
(139839)
*13
John Mann (Bassetlaw): What discussions she has had with non-governmental organisations on the consultation paper on proposed amendments to legislation to reclassify Roads Used as Public Paths as restricted byways.
(139840)
*14
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): What her policy is on new approvals of GM foods in Europe.
(139841)
*15
Mr John Baron (Billericay): What assessment she has made of whether the UK will meet its recycling targets for 2005.
(139842)
*16
Matthew Green (Ludlow): If she will make a statement on the dairy industry.
(139843)
*17
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): What recent discussions she has had with the Department for Transport on the environmental impacts from transport.
(139844)
*18
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What compensation has been offered to UK farmers as a consequence of the unauthorised ban on British beef imports to France; and if she will make a statement.
(139845)
*19
Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton): What action she will take to increase the farm gate price of milk for British dairy farmers.
(139846)
*20
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham): What recent discussions she has had with representatives of the dairy industry.
(139847)
*21
Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West): What her policy is on the European Commission's proposals on sheep identification.
(139848)
*22
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): If she will make a statement on the representations she has received from farming interest groups concerning the review of subsidies to farming.
(139849)
*23
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): If she will make a statement on the dairy industry.
(139850)
*24
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): How she proposes that the independent role played by English Nature will be maintained under the proposals of the Rural Delivery Review.
(139851)
*25
Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood): If she will list the sea fish species whose stocks have increased in UK waters since the institution of the European Common Fisheries Policy.
(139852)

Questions for Written Answer

Notices given on Friday 7 November
1
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer of 4th November, Official Report, column 579W, if he will estimate how much it would cost to provide an educational maintenance allowance of £40 a week rather than £30 a week, to all the young people who will be eligible for an EMA in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07.
(138320)

Notices given on Tuesday 11 November
1
N
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated in respect of the cost of alcohol abuse to the National Health Service; and when he expects to publish his Alcohol Strategy.
(138778)

Notices given on Thursday 13 November
1
N
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will make a statement on the rate of throughput of cases in the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors.
(139678)
2
N
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 30th October, Official Report, column 320W, on weapons of mass destruction, from which parts of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty the Government derived the conclusion that the UK and other nuclear weapons states are legally entitled to possess nuclear weapons; and if he will make a statement.
(139421)
3
N
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the United Kingdom of (a) housing United States nuclear weapons and (b) the planned modernisation of storage facilities for United States nuclear weapons in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
(139679)
4
N
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people (a) applied to join and (b) were accepted into HM Armed Forces in each month in 2003; how many were from (a) the UK and (b) Commonwealth countries; and if he will make a statement.
(139682)
5
N
Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 10th November, Official Report, column 47W, on Commonwealth recruits, if he will break down the figures for Commonwealth recruits by countries of origin; and if he will make a statement.
(139683)
7
N
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requests UK authorities have received from Iraqi (a) officials and (b) civilians for assistance for Iraqi Security Forces to stop illegal oil smuggling along the Shatt-al-Arab waterway; what assistance has been provided; and if he will make a statement.
(139680)
8
N
Mr Menzies Campbell (North East Fife): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what patrols UK Navy vessels are undertaking to prevent illegal smuggling of oil off the Iraqi coast; what progress has been made in stemming the trade; and if he will make a statement.
(139681)
9
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people suffered from HIV/AIDS in England in the last five years for which figures are available.
(139474)
10
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what resources his Department has allocated to HIV/AIDS (a) treatment and (b) prevention in financial year 2003-04; and if he will make a statement.
(139475)
11
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) demand for and (b) supply of places in residential homes and nursing homes in England; and what forecast he has made of change in (i) demand and (ii) supply in the next 10 years.
(139476)

Notices given on Friday 14 November
1
N
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what help she gives individual factories which wish to develop alternative sustainable power supplies, with particular reference to wind turbines.
(139422)
2
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the facilities in Nairobi for Somalians applying for entry clearance in to the UK; and what plans he has to change the facilities.
(139720)
3
N
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what advice his Department gives to (a) hospital trusts and (b) primary care trusts about the validity of living wills.
(139721)
4
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the ability of the market to respond to the demand for gas in a 1 in 20 winter peak day in (a) winter 2003-04 and (b) each year up to and including 2009-10 should supplies from existing and new development projects fall below maximum levels.
(139718)
5
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what assessment she has made of the costs to (a) business and (b) consumers of the loss of electricity supply on (i) 28th August, affecting South London and parts of Kent and (ii) 5th September, affecting the East Midlands and West Midlands; and if she will make a statement.
(139719)
6
N
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 11th September, Official Report, column 380W, on estate agents, whether she has received the report of the Director General of Fair Trading; and when she expects to publish the report.
(139810)
7
N
Mr David Laws (Yeovil): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are aged 60 and over in each parliamentary constituency in England, according to 2001 Census data; and how many are claiming pension credit.
(139811)

Notices given on Monday 17 November
1
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will answer the questions tabled on 27th October by the honourable Member for Birmingham, Northfield, concerning tax credits, reference numbers 135413 to 135416.
(139920)
2
N
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost of the war in Iraq to the Exchequer has been to date; and if he will make a statement on his current forecast of the likely total cost.
(139823)
4
N
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what re-examination of the Office of Government Commerce Gateway review process he has undertaken as a result of the implementation of the Child Support Agency's reform programme.
(140039)
5
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, how many house sales there were at more than (a) £50,001, (b) £100,001, (c) £200,001, (d) £500,001, (e) £750,001 and (f) £1 million in London in each of the last six years for which figures are available.
(139932)
6
N
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone & The Weald): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make a statement about the future of the Meridian station in New Hythe.
(140010)
7
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Kenyan citizens paid compensation by the Department in July 2002 were paid at (a) Kenyan and (b) British compensation rates.
(140001)
8
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures were used by the Department to investigate the claims of the Kenyan citizens paid compensation in July 2002.
(140002)
9
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to set up units to carry out minor operations in Buckinghamshire.
(140003)
10
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many social housing properties were (a) vacant and (b) constructed in each London borough in each of the last six years for which figures are available.
(139931)
11
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what amount of central government grant per head was paid to each (a) county council and (b) unitary authority in England in the last financial year for which figures are available, excluding grant to police authorities and local education authorities.
(140011)
13
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what Surrey's change in funding was following the new funding arrangements for schools introduced in December 2002; what the national average change was; and if he will make a statement.
(139822)
14
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many newly qualified teachers employed in (a) Surrey, (b) Kent, (c) Sussex and (d) Hampshire in the last 12 months have started on Scale 4 level salaries.
(139825)
15
N
Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, whether, in relation to the Government's education grant to Surrey in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04, allowance was made for (i) the increase in national insurance rates, (ii) the re-grading of teaching assistants, (iii) the non-government-funded parts of the increases in teachers' pensions and (iv) administration and insurance charges.
(139826)
16
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what amount of central government grant per head was paid to each local education authority in England in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(140012)
17
N
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what responsibilities her Department has in relation to parliamentary consideration of proposals for the regulation of food.
(139881)
18
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken (a) to try to prevent North Korea from acquiring a nuclear weapon manufacturing capability, (b) to encourage the opening up of personal and transport communications between the peoples of North and South Korea and (c) to reduce human rights violations in North Korea.
(140016)
19
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of migraine sufferers being treated in the NHS fall within the target of a maximum 16-week wait between referral and first out-patient appointment.
(139876)
20
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of migraine sufferers treated in the NHS were (a) misdiagnosed and (b) inappropriately treated in 2002.
(139877)
21
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost of compiling the KT23 chiropody statistics was in 2002.
(139878)
22
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which organisations were consulted on the proposed abolition of the annual KT23 chiropody statistics; and, of those consulted, which were (a) in favour of abolition and (b) opposed to it.
(139879)
23
N
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of KT23 chiropody statistics.
(139880)
24
N
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will meet the honourable Member for West Chelmsford and a representative of Olympus Optical Co (UK) Ltd, a constituent.
(139997)
25
N
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he will answer the Question from the honourable Member for Cotswold tabled on 22nd October, ref. 134548.
(140015)
26
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of possible savings to the NHS if all staff exclusions were dealt with in six months.
(140007)
27
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to encourage local trust management to establish an open culture for reporting and examining clinical incidents.
(140008)
28
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to respond to findings by the National Audit Office on staff exclusions, with particular reference to (a) practice by trusts in following procedural guidelines, (b) the provision of cost information and (c) the use of confidentiality clauses in settlements.
(140009)
29
N
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that trusts (a) support excluded clinical staff and (b) enable them to continue their professional development.
(140017)
30
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many units to carry out minor operations have been set up in Buckinghamshire since 1997.
(140004)
31
N
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that better information is provided to (a) general practitioners and (b) diabetic patients about (i) the effects of diabetes on safety when driving and (ii) the control of such effects.
(139824)
32
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount of central government grant per head was paid to each police authority in England in the last financial year for which figures are available.
(140013)
33
N
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge & Malling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he has received on the number of successful prosecutions to date of those involved in the 11th September terrorist attacks.
(140014)
34
N
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) recorded and (b) estimated levels of (i) immigration supported by a work permit, (ii) immigration of dependants, (iii) asylum-seeker arrivals, (iv) other categories of inward migration to the UK, (v) asylum-seeker returns, (vi) deportations of illegal immigrants and (vii) other categories of migration from the UK were in each year since 1997.
(140000)
35
N
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in relation to the reclassification of cannabis; and what assessment he has made of the impact the reclassification of cannabis will have in Northern Ireland.
(140115)
36
N
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many retrospective planning applications there were in (a) North Down and (b) Northern Ireland in each of the past five years; how many of these applications were (i) successful and (ii) unsuccessful; and what measures are in place to replace retrospective planning applications.
(140116)
37
N
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many pensioners in Northern Ireland he estimates will qualify for the pension credit; and what steps he is taking to promote the pension credit in Northern Ireland.
(140117)
38
N
Lady Hermon (North Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with his colleagues in the Home Department in relation to the possible introduction of identity cards; what assessment he has made of the impact the introduction of identity cards would have in Northern Ireland; and what assessment he has made of the possible role of identity cards in combating electoral fraud.
(140118)
39
N
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his actions to seek to persuade the President of the United States to bring captured senior Saddam supporters to trial, with particular reference to Mr Tariq Aziz.
(140040)
40
N
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many post offices were closed in Dorset between June 2001 and June 2003; and if she will make a statement on her policy in relation to possible future closures.
[R] (139827)
41
N
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on recent developments on vessel eligibility for the compensation scheme for former Icelandic trawlermen.
(139933)
42
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, on how many occasions the handbook for postmasters operating the Post Office Card Account has been changed since the start of financial year 2003-04; and if she will list, for each update, the principal changes incorporated.
(139885)
43
N
Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries were incurred as a result of railway incidents in each year since 1973.
(140005)
44
N
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers Transport for London has (a) to undertake prudential borrowing, (b) to raise finance on the financial markets and (c) to issue bonds.
(139995)
45
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 436W, on Decommissioning (American Ships), (a) for what reasons and (b) in what circumstances advice is given by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to vessels navigating United Kingdom waters; and in what circumstances the Agency can enforce its guidance.
(139916)
46
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is informed when pilot services are offered to vessels about to navigate United Kingdom waters.
(139917)
47
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what rules govern pilotage in United Kingdom waters.
(139918)
48
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what liaison took place between the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and their French counterparts concerning the route taken by the US ships (a) Canister and (b) Caloosahatchee through the English Channel.
(139998)
49
N
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to control the route of US ships bound for dismantling in Hartlepool.
(139999)
50
N
Tony Wright (Cannock Chase): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the operators of the M6 toll will be required to contribute towards the policing costs of the road.
(139996)
51
N
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he will answer the questions tabled on 28th October by the honourable Member for Birmingham, Northfield, concerning the operation of the Social Fund, reference numbers 135577 to 135580, 135582, 135583 and 135616 to 135620.
(139919)
52
N
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the Office of Government Commerce Gateway reviews of the Child Support Agency's reform programme and summarise their findings.
(140038)
53
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the cost of processing each new Child Support Agency case under (a) the old system of assessment in 2002-03 and (b) the new system of assessment in 2003-04.
(139882)
54
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral statement of 12th November, Official Report, column 91WH, on the Child Support Agency, what the total amount of payment is that has been (a) temporarily and (b) permanently withheld from EDS because of underperformance on the Child Support Agency computer contract.
(139883)
55
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his oral statement of 12th November, Official Report, column 90WH, on the Child Support Agency, if he will make a statement on the percentage of lone parents in 1997 who were seeking to avoid a child maintenance application.
(139884)

Notices given on Tuesday 18 November
1
N
Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will seek to strengthen the Planning Policy Guidelines to create a presumption against the siting of wind farms in high value landscapes on the perimeter of National Parks.
[Question Unstarred][Transferred] (139837)
2
N
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the effectiveness of measures to protect the Darwin Mounds.
[Question Unstarred] (139832)
3
N
Steve Webb (Northavon): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the average weekly income of households in each council tax band.
[Transferred] (140006)
4
N
Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the costs to public funds were of the recent actions of Mr Blaine.
[Transferred] (139921)
5
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will require government departments to lay before Parliament each month from 1st January 2004 a written statement listing decisions (a) made and (b) implemented using the Royal Prerogative.
(140204)
6
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make a statement on the recent work of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat.
(140169)
7
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT revenue was raised from tourism in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(140386)
8
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised from air passenger taxes in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.
(140387)
9
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue was raised from tourism in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
(140388)
10
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of specialist asset recovery teams in Customs and Excise used for the recovery of assets from directors involved in fraudulent companies in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; how many staff were deployed in these teams in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03; and what assets were realised by these teams in (A) 2001-02 and (B) 2002-03.
(140183)
11
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed in Customs and Excise debt management units in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; and how many new staff were recruited in (i) 2001-02 and (ii) 2002-03.
(140184)
12
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will set out the Customs and Excise National Standards time limits for handling recoverable debt cases; and what the outturn against target was of debt management units in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.
(140185)
13
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much debt was owed to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise on 31st March (a) in total and (b) broken down by type of debt; how much debt was owed as a percentage of the total amount of taxes and duties collected by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise; and what the change was in the number of unresolved debts between 31st March 2002 and 31st March 2003.
(140269)
14
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of new debt owed to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise notified to the debt management units in 2002-03 is; and how much of that new debt was represented by VAT missing trader fraud.
(140270)
15
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much missing trader fraud debt owed to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise was outstanding at the end of 2002-03.
(140271)
16
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were deployed by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise to tackle VAT missing trader fraud in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03; what the cost of deploying such staff was in each case; and what other costs there were on pursuing the VAT missing trader fraud strategy in each case.
(140272)
17
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 12th June, Official Report, column 984W, on postal service (VAT), whether his policy on VAT on stamps has changed; and if he will make a statement.
(140179)
18
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his estimate is of the cost of not taxing aviation kerosene in financial year 2002-03.
(140200)
19
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what research he has commissioned on the effect on debt levels on the use of mortgage finance as a source of credit for purposes unrelated to home improvement.
(140124)
20
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the availability to the public of the Code of Practice 26 leaflet concerning what to do in the case of overpayments of tax credits.
(140136)
21
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have received a tax credit overpayment of more than (a) £1,000 and (b) £5,000; what plans there are for these sums to be repaid; and over what timescale.
(140243)
22
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the advice that has been given to those people who have received a tax credit overpayment of over £5,000; and what alternative methods of repayment have been suggested to them.
(140244)
23
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 6th November, Official Report, column 800W, with regard to Customs, whether the prohibited firearm was (a) produced to Customs from (i) the person and (ii) baggage, (b) loaded with ammunition and (c) ready to fire; for how long Customs exercised their control over the firearm; and by what means it left the United Kingdom.
(140446)
24
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, who set the criteria for payment of performance-related pay to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue regarding the duties they have had with respect to Project ASPIRE or its antecedents in the period 1999-2000 to 2002-03.
(140447)
25
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total budget approved for the market-making exercise in supprt of Project ASPIRE was in each year from 2000-01 to 2002-03; and what the actual expenditure recorded against budget was in each case.
(140448)
26
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB took the Chair of the Superintending Group overseeing Project ASPIRE; who Sir Nicholas's predecessors in that role had been since 1997; and when each took office.
(140449)
27
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the authorised establishment for professional grades was in 2000-01 for Inland Revenue International Division, Business Tax Group broken down by (a) Deputy Director's Office, (b) Policy Team and (c) Advisory/Casework Team; what the corresponding actual manning by unit was on 31st March 2001; and how many (i) transfers in and (ii) transfers out were recorded by unit in 2000-01.
(140450)
28
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the economic activity rate in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency was in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 1997.
(140371)
29
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of families in Airdrie and Shotts Constituency who will benefit from the Child Trust Fund.
(140378)
30
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are in receipt of the disabled person's tax credit in Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
(140379)
31
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are being taken to increase the take up of child tax credit in Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
(140380)
32
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the numeric and percentage breakdown of religious and faith groups that comprise the proportion of the population of Northern Ireland designated as other Protestant and Christian-related denominations in the unadjusted 2001 Census returns from Northern Ireland; and for what method this group is designated Protestant after adjustment.
(140191)
33
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, by what method the proportion of the population of Northern Ireland that declined to state a religious belief for the 2001 Census were designated as (a) genuine non-believers, (b) Catholic non-believers and (c) Protestant non-believers.
(140192)
34
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what according to the 2001 Census the relative (a) numeric and (b) proportionate size of the (i) Protestant and (ii) Catholic community of religious belief was in Northern Ireland (A) before and (B) after adjustment.
(140193)
35
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people benefited from the working family tax credit in each parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, listed in descending order.
(140390)
36
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to how many people the 10 pence tax rate has applied in each constituency since its introduction.
(140425)
37
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many teenage pregnancies there were in each constituency in each of the past 20 years.
(140426)
38
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many births to girls conceiving under the age of 16 years there were in each local authority in Wales in each of the past 20 years.
(140435)
39
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households without work for two years or more there were in each local authority in Wales in each of the past 20 years.
(140439)
40
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many premature deaths there were in each local authority area in Wales in each of the past 20 years.
(140440)
41
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children were living in workless households in each local authority area in Wales in each of the past 10 years.
(140444)
42
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the estimated (a) national insurance contributions and (b) tax revenues would be of the 50,000 seasonal agricultural workers recommended by the Curry Report over their period of employment.
(140190)
43
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, if he will make a statement on the reasons for ending face to face civil registration services; and what plans he has to re-train registrars for their new remote role.
(140260)
44
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what procedures will be put in place to prevent fraud after the move to remote civil registration.
(140261)
45
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what plans he has to compensate local authorities for funding shortfall arising from the move to remote civil registration.
(140262)
46
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what assessment has been made of the risk of competition between local authorities following a move to remote registration.
(140263)
47
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, what the declared political allegiance of magistrate benches in Wales was in the last year for which figures are available.
(140367)
48
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with (a) Sport England and (b) relevant local and other authorities on the future of Crystal Palace as a sports stadium.
(140177)
49
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions since July she has had with leaders of sporting bodies which are not in the list of 10 for prime funding with taxpayers' money announced on 18th November by the Chairman of Sport England.
(140178)
50
Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the total cost to the taxpayer was of running the competition for a logo for the UK Olympic bid for London 2012.
(140209)
51
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received on the renewal of the BBC Charter; and if she will make a statement.
(140172)
52
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the recovery of Lottery funding from projects awarded grants which subsequently fail.
(140230)
53
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether Lottery distributors monitor the performance of successful Lottery bids against the criteria under which they were granted.
(140231)
54
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much Lottery funding has been recovered from failed Lottery projects in each of the past five years for which figures are available, broken down by Lottery fund.
(140232)
55
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment is undertaken of the use made of successful Millennium Fund bids.
(140233)
56
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment is undertaken of the financial viability of bids to the Millennium Fund; and if she will make a statement.
(140234)
57
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library the minute of 29th July concerning the advanced jet trainer project; and if he will make a statement.
(140289)
58
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement of his assessment of the effect of wind farms on military radar facilities.
(140199)
59
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the numbers of UK servicemen returned to the UK with diagnosed conditions of illness since the beginning of military action in Iraq.
(140201)
60
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many C130J Mark 5 aircraft have been delivered; and how many are serviceable.
(140383)
61
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the out of service date for the C130K fleet.
(140384)
62
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work is planned to upgrade the C130K fleet; and whether this will include upgrading of the wings.
(140385)
63
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress with the furture aircraft carriers programme.
(140225)
64
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes have been made in the design specifications for the future aircraft carriers.
(140226)
65
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value of the future aircraft carrier contract was (a) when it was awarded and (b) at the latest available date.
(140227)
66
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect upon contractors of changes in design specifications for the future aircraft carriers.
(140253)
67
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for (i) the Warship Support Agency, (ii) the Veterans Agency and (iii) the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory for financial years 2001-02 and 2002-03.
(140316)
68
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the Defence Communication Services Agency for financial years 1998-99 to 2002-03.
(140326)
69
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the Defence Aviation Repair Agency for financial years 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
(140327)
70
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency for financial years 2000-01 to 2002-03.
(140328)
71
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Defence Housing Executive, (ii) Defence Storage and Distribution Agency and (iii) Defence Transport and Movements Agency for financial years 1999-2000 to 2002-03.
(140329)
72
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Defence Procurement Agency, (ii) Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Personnel and Training Command and (iii) Major Customers Research Allocation for financial years 1999-2000 to 2002-03, broken down by management group.
(140330)
73
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) operating cost statement, (b) balance sheet, (c) statement of recognised gains and losses, (d) cash flow statement and (e) fixed asset register for the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre for financial year 1997-98.
(140331)
74
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) operating cost statement, (b) balance sheet, (c) statement of recognised gains and losses, (d) cash flow statement and (e) fixed asset register for the RAF Logistic Support Services for financial years 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
(140332)
75
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, (ii) Military Survey Defence Agency, (iii) RAF Logistic Support Services, (iv) RAF Signals Engineering Establishment and (v) Army Technical Support Agency for financial years 1997-98 to 1999-2000.
(140333)
76
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Naval Aircraft Repair Organisation, (ii) RAF Maintenance Group Defence Agency, (iii) Specialist Procurement Services, (iv) Defence Transport and Movements Executive, (v) Defence Codification Agency, (vi) Defence Animal Centre and (vii) Army Base Storage and Distribution Agency for financial years 1997-98 and 1998-99.
(140334)
77
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Ships Support Agency, (ii) Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency, (iii) Logistics Information Systems Agency and (iv) Naval Bases and Supply Agency for financial years 1997-98 to 2000-01.
(140335)
78
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the Army Base Repair Organisation for financial years 1997-98 to 2001-02.
(140336)
79
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Medical Supplies Agency, (ii) Ministry of Defence Police, (iii) Naval Manning Agency, (iv) Naval Recruiting and Training Agency, (v) Pay and Personnel Agency, (vi) Queen Victoria School, (vii) RAF Personnel Management Agency, (viii) RAF Training Group Defence Agency, (ix) Service Children's Education Agency, (x) Duke of York's Royal Military School and (xi) Disposal Sales Agency for financial years 1997-98 to 2002-03.
(140337)
80
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cash allocation and (b) outturn was for the (i) Defence Vetting Agency, (ii) Defence Secondary Care Agency, (iii) British Forces Post Office, (iv) Defence Medical Training Organisation, (v) Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, (vi) Defence Estates, (vii) Defence Dental Agency, (viii) Defence Bills Agency, (ix) Army Personnel Centre, (x) Army Training and Recruiting Agency and (xi) Defence Analytical Services Agency for financial years 1997-98 to 2002-03.
(140338)
81
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the commercial basis was for the payment in 2001 of $6.5 million by his Department in connection with the use of the North Port of Split, Croatia; and to whom the payment was made.
(140206)
82
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the defence budget was spent in each of the regions of the United Kingdom (a) in cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the total in each of the last five years.
(140357)
83
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the percentage of the defence budget per head spent in each United Kingdom region in the last year for which figures are available in descending order.
(140358)
84
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to purchase C17 aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
(140217)
85
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidelines have been given to RAF squadrons in respect of the taking of leave over the forthcoming Christmas period; and whether extra days holiday have been given to RAF personnel.
(140218)
86
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Armoured Corps, (d) Royal Engineers and (e) Royal Signals units have had less than 12 months between tour intervals in the past five years.
(140219)
87
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Armoured Corps, (d) Royal Engineers and (e) Royal Signals units have not met their harmony guidelines in the past two years.
(140220)
88
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) Royal Navy vessels and (b) RAF squadrons have not met their harmony guidelines in the past two years.
(140221)
89
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on reasons for the reduction in manning requirement for the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force since 1998.
(140222)
90
Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the formation readiness cycle; and whether it has met the delivery aims set out in the Strategic Defence Review.
(140223)
91
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether the forthcoming review of Planning Policy Guidance Note 22: Renewable Energy will include the consideration of land use planning as a means of reducing the UK's energy demands.
(140348)
92
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the review of Planning Policy Guidance Note 22: Renewable Energy.
(140349)
93
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many house repossessions there have been in each region per quarter since 2000.
(140174)
94
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, on how many occasions the Audit Commission has raised with him issues relating to individual ballots for large scale voluntary transfer in the last three years.
(140122)
95
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the reasons for introducing integrated personal development systems for the fire services in the South West Region.
(140186)
96
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with individual fire authorities on integrated personal development systems.
(140187)
97
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the estimated cost is of introducing integrated personal development systems in the South West Region.
(140188)
98
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the reasons for the transfer of housing and support under the Supporting People initiative to the Homelessness Directorate.
(140267)
99
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many allocations to rural housing schemes were made under transitional arrangements to replace local authority social housing grant in 2002-03.
(140268)
100
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reasons rural allocations have been made by the Housing Corporation to individual local authorities without specifying site location.
(140279)
101
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the exception site planning principle for the provision of housing in villages.
(140280)
102
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, for what reasons the use of exception sites in rural areas is being replaced by a requirement for local authorities to provide a specified number of affordable units through application of planning gains.
(140281)
103
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many allocations were made to rural housing providers in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04 to date.
(140318)
104
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many events in the last month the Business Co-ordination Unit has arranged for ministers to attend.
(140137)
105
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the running costs were of the Business Co-ordination Unit in the last financial year.
(140138)
106
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many staff are employed by the Business Co-ordination Unit.
(140139)
107
Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the postal costs were of the Business Co-ordination Unit of sending leaflets advertising Ministers' availability to attend business functions.
(140155)
108
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what impact he proposes regional parliaments will have on the structure of the Fire Service in North Yorkshire.
(140168)
109
Patrick Mercer (Newark): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the core membership of each regional resilience forum is.
(140224)
110
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what measures the Government will put in place to meet the change in demand for housing in West London to accommodate additional staff at Heathrow Airport after a third runway was constructed.
(140130)
111
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment his Department has made of the likely impact on the availability of affordable housing in West London of a third runway being constructed at Heathrow Airport.
(140131)
112
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of plans for construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport with the Government's commitment to sustainable development, with particular reference to housing needs in West London.
(140132)
113
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what input his Department has had into the White Paper on the Future Development of Air Transport in the UK, with particular reference to the proposal to construct a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
(140134)
114
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which counties in England (a) have and (b) have not implemented a houses in multiple occupation registration scheme.
(140356)
115
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which housing associations in England have not installed smoke detectors in their housing stock.
(140359)
116
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many fires occurred in houses in multiple occupation in each year from 1990 to 2003; and how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries resulted from these fires.
(140360)
117
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many (a) injuries and (b) fatalities were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from house fires in (i) houses in multiple occupation, (ii) the rest of the private rented sector, (iii) council housing and (iv) other social housing in England in each of the past 10 years.
(140419)
118
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on the security of the electronic voting machines provided by Diebold for the pilot project in Manchester.
(140236)
119
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer of 17th November, reference 138562, for what reason he describes his letter of 11th April to the honourable Member for Newcastle-under-Lyne as a party political document.
(140258)
120
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will set out the basis for his statement in his letter of 11th April to the honourable Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme that he could not run a graduate tax arrangement alongside the existing loan repayment scheme.
(140259)
121
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what proportion of (a) technology, (b) sports, (c) arts, (d) languages, (e) engineering, (f) science, (g) maths and computing and (h) business and enterprise specialist schools select 10 per cent. of their pupil intake on the basis of aptitude.
(140194)
122
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to his Answer of 27th October, Official Report, column 76W, how many Ofsted inspectors in the Teacher Education Division were recruited from posts as (a) headteachers and (b) local education authority advisers.
(140339)
123
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list the percentage share of budget devoted to education revenue accounts by each English education authority for each of the last five years in descending order.
(140282)
124
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what resources have been allocated to (a) higher education and (b) further education for each of the last five years in (i) the West Midlands region and (ii) Stoke-on-Trent.
(140129)
125
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) reduce levels of synthetic oestrogen in river water and (b) prevent the metamorphose of male fish arising from high levels of synthetic oestrogen.
(140241)
126
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations she has received on the fallen stock scheme.
(140167)
127
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the results were of the Farm Scale Evaluation trials in respect of conventional maize crops in the 17 per cent. of cases where atrazine was not used as a herbicide.
(140153)
128
Mr Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has for the future growing of GM oilseed rape safe for the production of biodiesel.
(140154)
129
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assurances she has (a) sought and (b) received about the effect of the proposed exclusive competence of the EU over marine resources of the sea in the draft constitution; and what assessment she has made of the effect of EU exclusive competence on (i) UK six and 12 mile limits, (ii) relative stability of catches, (iii) national conservation measures and (iv) regulation of quota hoppers.
(140165)
130
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, from which organisations the Department takes advice on the control of TB in cattle.
(140291)
131
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated population of badgers in England was between 1973 and 1980; and what the estimate is for 2003.
(140292)
132
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice the Department has given to farmers on keeping closed herds.
(140293)
133
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many closed dairy herds in England are registered with the Department.
(140294)
134
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps farmers can take to ensure that their cattle are not exposed to M. bovis infection where pasture might be frequented by badgers actively shedding mobovis vacilli.
(140295)
135
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether perturbation becomes a significant factor in the spread of TB to cattle where there has been incomplete clearance of badgers in a Krebs reactive area.
(140296)
136
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action has been taken to prevent recolonisation of badger setts after clearance of TB-infected badgers in Krebs reactive areas.
(140297)
137
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what procedures are carried out in respect of badger setts from which TB-infected badgers have been removed.
(140298)
138
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what actions are required of dairy farmers in respect of their premises following removal of (a) TB reactor and (b) infected cattle from their premises.
(140299)
139
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what class of pathogen Mycobacterium.bovis is.
(140300)
140
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the likely incidence of TB breakdown in cattle in Krebs reactive areas, if 100 per cent. culling of badger population in the areas had been carried out.
(140301)
141
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the conditions under which a badger is capable of transmitting TB to cattle; and what the mechanism of transmission is.
(140302)
142
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what protocol was adopted for the ecological survey carried out as part of the Krebs trials.
(140303)
143
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether cattle-to-cattle transmission of TB has occurred in the Krebs reactive trial area.
(140304)
144
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the potential maximum period of infectivity of adult badgers demonstrating active lesions of M. bovis infection is.
(140305)
145
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual value of the potato crop produced in the UK was in the last year for which figures are available, at farmgate prices.
(140306)
146
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average annual tonnage of seed potatoes (a) exported from the UK to and (b) imported into the UK from all sources was in the last 10 years for which figures are available.
(140307)
147
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the OIE limit of the incidence of TB in cattle necessary to maintain TB-free status trading for the UK, expressed as a percentage of the national herd.
(140308)
148
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of registered cattle herds in the UK are under TB restriction.
(140309)
149
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what radius was adopted to describe the area designated for badger culls in (a) the Krebs proactive and reactive culling protocols and (b) culling protocols adopted prior to 1988.
(140310)
150
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the success rate, in terms of the percentage of badgers killed in a defined area, of the policy of gassing setts adopted prior to 1986.
(140311)
151
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research the Department has commissioned on the use of anaesthesia in badger setts prior to lethal gassing.
(140312)
152
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers have been subject to post-mortem examination for TB in England in the past 10 years; how many were TB reactors; and what proportion of TB lesions found were considered to be of a type which would render badgers capable of transmitting bovine TB.
(140313)
153
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many carcases produced from cows not reported as TB reactors originating from farms in England were found to be positive for M. bovis or otherwise infected with bovine tuberculosis as a result of samples taken at slaughterhouses in the last 10 years.
(140314)
154
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cows have been subject to post-mortem examination for TB in each of the past 10 years; how many were found to be TB reactors; and how many of the reactors revealed tubercular lesions in the udder capable of contaminating milk.
(140315)
155
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) visual inspection and (b) other means in ensuring that consignments of potatoes are free from infection of bacterial ring rot; and what methods are available to determine the presence of bacterial ring rot in consignments of potatoes.
(140319)
156
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of what the risk of cross contamination to other seed potatoes following the recent outbreak of ring rot.
(140320)
157
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what additional seed inspection procedures have been put in place following the recent outbreak of ring rot at (a) domestic sites and (b) points of import.
(140321)
158
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures were taken to quarantine (a) the farm of Mr John Morgan and (b) the four other farms to which he has sent seed potatoes possibly infected with ring rot.
(140322)
159
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research the Department has commissioned on the development of a bactericide for the elimination of ring rot in the past five years; and what the cost was.
(140323)
160
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the prevalence of ring rot in Europe and North America.
(140324)
161
Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice the Government has sought from (a) European and (b) North American governments on the handling of ring rot.
(140325)
162
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the level of algal blooms in Liverpool Bay.
(140265)
163
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on co-operation between the United Kingdom Government and the Irish Government on monitoring pollution in the Irish Sea.
(140363)
164
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the programme of continuous plankton recording around the British Isles.
(140364)
165
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the locations are of algae blooms in United Kingdom waters, broken down by order of severity.
(140365)
166
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the members of advisory committees for the appointment of magistrates in Wales.
(140366)
167
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to reduce the nitrate levels in (a) streams and (b) lakes.
(140391)
168
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many homes in each region of England have water budget payment units.
(140392)
169
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the degree of correlation between the incidence of childhood cancers and proximity to industrial sites.
(140393)
170
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents of illegal dumping of dredged material have been recorded off the North Wales coast in each of the last 30 years.
(140397)
171
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of polychlorinated biphenyls on the marine environment in the Irish Sea over the past 30 years.
(140398)
172
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the quantities of (a) synthetic chemicals, (b) mercury, (c) cadmium, (d) lead, (e) zinc, (f) nickel and (g) arsenic released into the Irish Sea from establishments in the United Kingdom in each of the past 30 years; and if she will make a statement on the proposed reduction targets in each case.
(140399)
173
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the releases of (a) synthetic chemicals, (b) mercury, (c) cadmium, (d) lead, (e) zinc, (f) nickel and (g) arsenic into the marine environment by each European Union country in each of the last 30 years.
(140400)
174
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has evaluated regarding the effects of major inshore algal blooms on the distribution of pollutants in coastal areas, with particular reference to the (a) metal absorbing capabilities and (b) bubble scavenging properties of algae.
(140401)
175
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will take steps to treat non-toxic algal blooms accumulated on the North Wales coast.
(140402)
176
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environment Agency has an independent working computer model of the hydrographic regime of the inshore waters of the North Wales coastal region for planning and management purposes.
(140403)
177
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual emissions were of radioactive liquid discharges from Sellafield of (a) tritium, (b) carbon 14, (c) zinc-65, (d) strontium 89, (e) strontium 90, (f) technetium 99, (g) iodine 129, (h) europium 152, (i) europium 154, (j) total Beta and (k) uranium in each of the past 30 years.
(140404)
178
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessments she has made of (a) the effect on the Gulf Stream Conveyer Belt of a fall in water salinity in the northern Arctic Ocean and (b) the likelihood of such conditions arising.
(140405)
179
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost of monitoring pollution levels in the Irish Sea was in each of the past 30 years.
(140406)
180
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has evaluated on the potential health risks of foam and sludge deposits left by Phacosystic algae blooms on the shore line.
(140407)
181
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total tonnage of sewage sludge dumped in Liverpool Bay was in each of the past 30 years.
(140408)
182
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the deep sea salinity levels of gulf stream waters off the coast of the UK were in each of the past 10 years.
(140409)
183
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department is conducting on the salinity of waters in the Gulf Stream Conveyor Belt.
(140410)
184
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether information on marine pollution collected by (a) the Environment Agency, (b) the MAFF and (c) local authorities is entered on to central database.
(140411)
185
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory bodies which have monitored pollution levels in the Irish Sea in each of the past 15 years.
(140412)
186
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which British ports have facilities for treating ballast from ships.
(140421)
187
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many incidents involving ships clearing out their ballast tanks there have been in (a) British waters and (b) Liverpool Bay in each year over the past 20 years; how many prosecutions have resulted; and what actions she is taking to prevent ships from clearing out their ballast tanks in British waters.
(140422)
188
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance the Government issues to drainage boards in relation to the removal of silt following the European Waste Framework Directive and the Nitrate Directive on watercourse maintenance after 2006.
(140351)
189
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many gangmasters operate within the agricultural, horticultural and first-line food processing industries in the UK; and how many gangworkers are employed within these industries.
(140189)
190
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the method of election of the Government of Iraq.
(140150)
191
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Thai authorities about Dr Cynthia Maung's clinic in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border.
(140350)
192
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure the release of the Tibetan religious leader, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, from prison in China.
(140352)
193
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with the Thai authorities on delivery by non-governmental organisations of cross-border aid relief to internally displaced people in Burma.
(140353)
194
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Thai authorities about access for Burmese refugees to refugee camps in Thailand.
(140354)
195
Mr Tony Colman (Putney): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if Her Majesty's Government will condemn (a) the Palestinian organisations engaged in suicide bombings of Israeli civilians and (b) the excessive use of force by the government of Israel against Palestinians.
(140120)
196
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether European visas issued by the consulates of other member states will be valid for entry to the UK under the European constitution.
(140264)
197
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what effects the European Constitution will have on United Kingdom border controls.
(140277)
198
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the geographical validity of European Union visas will become a matter for qualified majority voting under the European constitution.
(140278)
199
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the conflict in Iraq on the war on terrorism.
(140171)
200
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requests the Government will make to the Crown prior to the introduction of a bill relating to the ratification of a treaty consequent upon a final draft text of a constitution for the European Union; what requests were made to the Crown in respect of previous bills necessary for ratification of treaties; and what replies were received.
(140433)
201
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of variations in provision of NHS (a) chiropody and (b) podiatry in different regions of England.
(140180)
202
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to encourage the greater use of podiatric surgeons; and if he will make a statement.
(140181)
203
Mr John Baron (Billericay): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the long-term health impacts of discharging NHS (a) chiropody and (b) podiatry patients who are deemed to be low risk.
(140182)
204
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many residential places there are for the elderly mentally ill in local authority management in England.
(140266)
205
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the adequacy of provision of respite care places for multiple sclerosis sufferers at care homes.
(140288)
206
Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase the provision of respite care places for MS sufferers.
(140290)
207
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17th November to question 138965 on residential accommodation, what the arrangements are for an adult placed in supported accommodation.
(140176)
208
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what percentage of patients who have had a stroke were treated in specialist stroke units in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in 2002-03; and if he will make a statement.
(140140)
209
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average age at retirement was of (a) all members of the NHS pension scheme in England and Wales, (b) members in normal health and (c) members in ill health in the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by professional group; and how many retirements there were over the same period in each professional group.
(140141)
210
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many redundancies are planned in his Department in each of the next three years, listing the job titles and areas where redundancies will occur; and if he will make a statement.
(140142)
211
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many medical officers there are in his Department; and what their job titles are.
(140143)
212
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) rate and (b) number was of (i) general practitioner and (ii) district nurse vacancies in (A) England, (B) each strategic health authority and (C) each primary care trust in each of the last six years.
(140144)
213
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many whole time equivalent (a) general practitioners and (b) district nurses there were in (i) England, (ii) each strategic health authority and (iii) each primary care trust in each of the last six years.
(140145)
214
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made towards developing an integrated food policy.
(140125)
215
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve access to NHS dentistry for those not registered with a dentist.
(140210)
216
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the British Dental Association on a new contract for dentists, with specific reference to (a) fee structures and (b) access arrangements for NHS patients for (i) scheduled and (ii) emergency work.
(140211)
217
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with dentists on health and safety.
(140212)
218
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans there are for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to investigate dental procedures, with particular reference to the cost structure of treatments.
(140213)
219
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many dentists accepted (a) both children and adult NHS patients, (b) only children as NHS patients and (c) only private patients in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by strategic health authority.
(140214)
220
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many entrants to dentistry there were in each of the last five years; and what the predicted entry is for the next three years.
(140228)
221
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the introduction of (a) salaried dentists and (b) dental access centres.
(140283)
222
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to prioritise and support preventative health care in dentistry with particular reference to the promotion of better eating habits.
(140284)
223
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the role of orthodontists, with particular reference to dental practitioners who carry out this work (a) in the NHS and (b) privately.
(140285)
224
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the procedures for a dentist applying to practise in the UK from (a) the EU and (b) non-EU countries.
(140286)
225
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assistance he provides to NHS dentists for (a) the purchase of practices and (b) the improvement of information technology.
(140287)
226
Annabelle Ewing (Perth): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 17th November, Official Report, columns 481-2, how many pensioners in Perth were claiming pension credit on the latest date for which figures are available.
(140126)
227
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans he has to deal with (a) litigation costs and (b) compensation claims arising from litigation concerning a link between abortion and breast cancer.
(140235)
228
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of evidence connecting high levels of oestrogen in drinking water with male infertility and other reproductive abnormalities.
(140242)
229
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will make information available for women contemplating an abortion drawing attention to research on connections between abortion and breast cancer.
(140250)
230
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of oestrogen in drinking water.
(140251)
231
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the desirable level of oestrogen in drinking water is; and at what level oestrogen was recorded in drinking water on the latest date for which figures are available.
(140252)
232
Mr John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set up an investigation into whether there is a connection between induced abortions and an increased risk of breast cancer.
(140257)
233
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether all hospitals will be required to participate in NHS common financial information technology services.
(140229)
234
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to allow low dose statins to be sold by pharmacies without a prescription; and if he will make a statement.
(140215)
235
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the new patients' forums will be fully manned by 1st December; how many members have been recruited so far; how many members will have offices in the area of the trust with which they are concerned; and what interim arrangements he is making to help patients in the period before the forums are established in full.
(140166)
236
Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP vacancies there were in each primary care trust in England in each year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) full-time and (b) part-time vacancies.
(140420)
237
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many general practitioners there were per head of population in each of the Greater London area primary care trusts in the most recent year for which records are available.
(140164)
238
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many haemophiliacs have been infected by blood containing hepatitis C in each health authority area in England in the past 15 years.
(140430)
239
Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many operations for (a) cataracts, (b) hip replacement and (c) knee replacement were carried out by North Staffordshire Hospital Trust in each year since 1992.
(140128)
240
Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will reply to the question from the honourable Member for Manchester, Withington, tabled on 14th October, reference 132690.
(140175)
241
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are applicable for undertaking a Criminal Records Bureau check for people coming from abroad to work in the health and care sector.
(140273)
242
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what procedures are in place for monitoring the performance of Capita's contract for the Criminal Records Bureau.
(140274)
243
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total prisons budget was for each year since 1995; and what the prisons spending forecast is for each year up to 2009.
(140195)
244
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to proceed with changes to the requirements placed upon applicants for new passports only when the proposals have been (a) notified to Parliament and (b) subjected to parliamentary procedure.
(140208)
245
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the members and applicant states of the European Union where a system of obligatory indentity cards is part of domestic law; what (a) formal, (b) informal and (c) provisional agreements (i) have been made and (ii) are under consideration between members and applicant states for common (A) format, (B) content and (C) system of citizen identity documents and their use; and what additional action would be required by the Government in respect of compulsory use of identity cards if EU common citizenship was adopted under proposals in Article I-8 of the Draft European Constitution.
(140203)
246
Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on whether, subsequent to the coming into effect of the proposed EU constitution, presentation of a national identity card of a member state would provide sufficient certification to permit entry to the UK.
(140445)
247
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) establishment figure and (b) actual figure for the Kent Police Force Area was in each of the last five years broken down by (i) police constables, (ii) sergeants and (iii) inspectors.
(140146)
248
Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) establishment figure and (b) actual figure for police force strength in each of the police force areas in England and Wales was in each of the last five years.
(140347)
249
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many policemen from Croydon have been deployed to police the state visit of President Bush.
(140205)
250
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that information technology workers entering the UK from outside the EU, facilitated by a Fast Track visa, have (a) appropriate technical qualifications and (b) at least 10 years' validated experience in IT work.
(140340)
251
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that companies wishing to import information technology workers from outside the EU have first advertised such posts in (a) the UK and (b) the EU.
(140341)
252
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in each of the police authorities in Wales in each of the last 24 years.
(140396)
253
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young adults started drug treatment in each local authority area in Wales in each of the past 10 years.
(140418)
254
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of violent crime involving air guns there have been in each of the past 20 years; and how many (a) fatalities and (b) woundings involving air rifles there have been in each of the past 20 years.
(140427)
255
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deaths in custody of prisoners below the age of 20 years there were in each of the last 30 years.
(140431)
256
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people from each local unitary authority in Wales were in young offenders' institutions in each of the past 20 years.
(140436)
257
Mr Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of the population hold a passport.
(140245)
258
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what extent legislation applies to undocumented gangmaster-provided labour in the agricultural, horticultural and first-line food processing industries.
(140246)
259
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) monitoring and (b) enforcement provisions are used to ensure that gangmasters in the agricultural, horticultural and first-line food processing industries comply with United Kingdom legislation.
(140247)
260
Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many gangmasters providing labour in the agricultural, horticultural and first-line food processing industries have been found to be in breach of United Kingdom law since 1997; how many of those gangmasters were subsequently prosecuted; and what sanctions or penalties are applied to those gangmasters found guilty following prosecution.
(140248)
261
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been forcibly strip searched in each of the juvenile prisons in (a) 2003 and (b) 2002; and for what reason.
(140160)
262
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued to governors of prisons holding juvenile prisoners on their strip searching.
(140161)
263
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in Feltham Young Offenders Institution have been placed in the segregation unit since January; and for how long.
(140162)
264
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institution have been placed in the segregation unit since January; and for how long.
(140163)
265
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions his Department has had with utility companies on measures to tackle graffiti on street furniture owned by those companies.
(140237)
266
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many registered heroin addicts there were in the West Midlands in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by local authority.
(140238)
267
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residential drug treatment places were available to drug addicts in the West Midlands region in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by local authority.
(140239)
268
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of compatibility of recent International Finance Corporation support for the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline with the Corporation's standards for support.
(140207)
269
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when the Ethiopian famine relief programme was last renewed; whether there are plans to extend the programme; and if he will make a statement on the speed with which aid can be distributed under the programme.
(140275)
270
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what resources are available to respond to a famine in Ethiopia.
(140276)
271
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action he is taking on helping small banana growers whose businesses have collapsed.
(140197)
272
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the EU Commission on the definition of (a) Caribbean and (b) Del Monte bananas.
(140198)
273
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make a statement on for the timetable for the project for rainforest protection funded by his Department.
(140249)
274
Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East): To ask the Leader of the House, what recent discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on the inquiry into the funding of political parties; and if he will make a statement.
(140240)
275
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to introduce a compulsory identity card in Northern Ireland.
(140413)
276
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures are in place to support the tourist industry in each of the relevant Northern Ireland departments; and if he will make a statement.
(140414)
277
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures are in place to promote healthy eating in schools; and if he will make a statement.
(140415)
278
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to promote the take-up of EU subsidised milk schemes in schools.
(140416)
279
Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) nursery school children under the age of five and (b) primary school children aged five to 11 were (i) eligible for and (ii) received (A) free and (B) subsided milk each day in the last year for which figures are available.
(140417)
280
Mr Kevin McNamara (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what percentage of plastic baton rounds ordered by the Northern Ireland Police Authority in November 2001 have (a) been delivered and (b) passed their active shelf life.
(140254)
281
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if it is his policy to remain neutral on the outcome of presidential elections in the United States of America.
(140151)
282
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list the representations he has received from organisations in the United States regarding the forthcoming visit of US President Bush, with particular reference to political organisations.
(140152)
283
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when she intends to publish the Sustainable Energy Policy Network reports (a) First Retrospective Security of Supply Report and (b) Initial Conclusions of Energy Services.
(140158)
284
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many power stations have received planning permission in each year since 1997; what the capacity is of each; how many of them are in operation and what their capacity is; and how many projects which received planning permission have had their permission revoked because they did not commence construction in the stipulated time, with the planned capacity of such plants.
(140159)
285
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to her Answer of 21st October, Official Report, column 491W, on British Energy, how much of the credit facility available to British Energy has been drawn down by the company; and what plans she has to seek to extend this credit facility.
(140346)
286
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what discussions she has had with Postcomm on the exemption for UK postal service providers from VAT; and if she will make a statement.
(140121)
287
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, whether ex-workers from the phurnacite coking works at Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley are eligible to claim for bronchitis and emphysema under the Mineworkers' Compensation Scheme; and if she will make a statement.
(140255)
288
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will release records of dust levels recorded before 1991 at the phurnacite plant at Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley.
(140256)
289
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what representations she has had from the European Federation of Journalists on the European Directive on patenting computer-related inventions; and if she will make a statement.
(140196)
290
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many ex-miners have in Airdrie and Shotts benefitted from the Government's health compensation schemes; and what the average level of compensation paid has been to ex-miners in Airdrie and Shotts.
(140382)
291
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has to increase the audit exemption levels for small and medium-size companies; and if she will make a statement.
(140216)
292
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what changes she plans to make to the Inward Missions Scheme following the review by UK Trade and Investment; when the changes will come into effect; and if she will make a statement.
(140149)
293
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people in Wales will have benefited from the national minimum wage since its introduction.
(140374)
294
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many people have benefited from the introduction of the national minimum wage in each parliamentary constituency since its introduction; and how many (a) recorded cases and (b) successful prosecutions there have been of employers who have failed to pay the minimum wage.
(140389)
295
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what compensation has been paid by nuclear companies to those suffering from radiation-induced illness in each of the past 20 years.
(140394)
296
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what the advertising budget was for each privatisation of a nationalised industry since 1979.
(140395)
297
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many international overnight visits were made to Wales in each of the past 10 years, broken down by country of origin, listed in descending order.
(140423)
298
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which companies based in the USA have a presence in Wales; where that presence is in each case; and how many workers are employed in each case.
(140424)
299
Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many claims for (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been paid out in full in each area of the British coalfields; and what the latest total amount paid is.
(140156)
300
Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, how many (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claims have been paid out in full in the (i) East Midlands and (ii) Bolsover constituencies.
(140157)
301
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 30th June, Official Report, column 2W, on driving licences, if he will make a statement on the nature of the detailed research to ensure ease of completion of the driving licence application form; what process was used to undertake the research; what the results were; and what measures he has taken to implement its findings.
(140355)
302
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what difficulties he has had with Network Rail on the implications for rail safety of the recent reduction in the number of managers with safety responsibilities in the organisation.
(140123)
303
Mr Nigel Jones (Cheltenham): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents were caused by deer running onto the carriageway in each of the last five years; in how many incidents (a) injury and (b) death occurred; what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate fences are erected to contain the deer in areas where deer pose a significant danger to road users; and if he will make a statement.
(140342)
304
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of security measures on the London Underground to counter the threat of terrorism.
(140202)
305
Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidelines and advice he has issued to business employers on the ban on the use of mobile telephones whilst driving; and which business and employers' organisations received such information.
(140148)
306
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the Provisions of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 relating to blood alcohol levels in pilots, flight crew and other personnel to be implemented; and what the reasons are for the delay.
(140127)
307
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the likely impact on public transport of additional staff commuting to Heathrow Airport after a third runway was constructed.
(140133)
308
Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the likely impact on road traffic congestion in West London of additional staff commuting to Heathrow Airport after a third runway was constructed.
(140135)
309
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of off-road cycleways there are in each county in England; and what the projected increase in off-road cycleways is over the next (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 years for each county in England.
(140361)
310
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the percentage price increase for (a) peak and (b) off peak journeys for each of the privatised rail company areas in each year since privatisation.
(140434)
311
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average cost per mile of rail travel in each EU country was in the last year for which figures are available, based on standard return fares.
(140441)
312
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Minister for Women, what recent assessment she has made of the implications of the Working Time Directive on women's employment.
(140173 )
313
Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 11th November, Official Report, column 211W, on the New Deal for Young People, what proportion of New Deal for Young People leavers moved into employment in each month between January 1998 and January 2003.
(140317)
314
Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 13th November, Official Report, column 439W, on absenteeism, what percentage of staff have had more than (a) eight days', (b) more than 12 days', (c) more than 31 days' and (d) more than three months' absence in a 12 month period in each of the last six years.
(140147)
315
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the take-up of pension credit in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
(140368)
316
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners are in receipt of the state retirement pension in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
(140369)
317
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) starts and (b) job starts from the New Deal (i) for young people, (ii) 25 plus, (iii) for lone parents and (iv) 50 plus there have been in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
(140370)
318
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the employment rate in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency was in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 1997.
(140372)
319
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the rate of (a) unemployment, (b) long term unemployment and (c) youth unemployment in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency was in (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 1997; and how many individuals this represented in each case.
(140373)
320
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Airdrie and Shotts have benefited from statutory paternity pay since its introduction.
(140375)
321
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Airdrie and Shotts have benefited from statutory maternity pay in each of the last five years.
(140376)
322
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are in receipt of child benefit in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency; and how many children that includes.
(140377)
323
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioner households benefited from free television licences in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency in the last year for which figures are available.
(140442)
324
Mrs Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioner households benefited from the winter fuel payment in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency in the last year for which figures are available.
(140443)
325
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement on the means testing of pensioners.
(140170)
326
Mr George Osborne (Tatton): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether child trust funds will affect eligibility of jobseeker's allowance.
(140381)
327
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of unemployed people of working age in receipt of an occupational pension not qualifying for jobseeker's allowance.
(140343)
328
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what percentage of computer science graduates remained unemployed for 12 months or more following graduation.
(140344)
329
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of applicants applying for each IT vacancy advertised through the jobcentre network was in the last 12 months.
(140345)
330
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on housing benefit for residents of (a) houses in multiple occupation, (b) the rest of the private rented sector, (c) council housing and (d) other social housing in the last year for which figures are available; and what the average cost per person was in each case.
(140362)
331
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners have received the (a) cold weather payment and (b) higher £300 for those aged over 80 years in each constituency in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
(140428)
332
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have gained employment through the New Deal in each constituency since it was introduced.
(140429)
333
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the amount of unclaimed (a) income support broken down by (i) pensioners and (ii) non-pensioners, (b) housing benefit broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) private tenants, (c) council tax benefit broken down by (i) local authority tenants, (ii) private tenants and (iii) owner occupiers, (d) family credit broken down by (i) couples and (ii) single parents, (e) disability living allowance and (f) attendance allowance in each Weslh constituency in each of the past 10 years; and if he estimate the total amount of unclaimed benefit broken down by (A) local authority and (B) constituency in Wales in each year.
(140432)
334
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners with no private income there were in each (a) local authority area and (b) region in Wales in each of the past 10 years.
(140437)
335
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list by (a) constituency and (b) county the number of pensioners who did not take up the (i) minimum income guarantee, (ii) winter fuel allowance and (iii) attendance allowance entitlement in 2002-03.
(140438)
 
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